John Shook

John Shook, a native of Wuerttemberg, Germany, was born July 29, 1840, and emigrated to this country, settling in Floyd county, Ind., in 1863; he was united in marriage May 9, 1865, in New Albany, Ind., to Barbara Stetinger who was born there of parents, John and Margaret Stetinger, both of whom have long since gone to their reward. Five children were the issue of this union, born in the order here given Ė John W., Conrad, Andrew, Annie and Charles. Comrade Shook was by occupation, a farmer and was 21 years of age at the time of his enlistment in the service of his adopted country, which occurred June 14, 1861, at Lafayette, Ind.He became a private in Co. K, 15th Ind. V.I., which was assigned to 2d Brig., 2d Div., 4th A.C.Dec. 31, 1862, he was wounded at Stone River, by cannon ball in left hand, which resulted in the loss of that member, at the wrist joint; he entered hospital at Nashville, Tenn., where he received treatment for wound until honorably discharged April 27, 1863, at Louisville, on surgeonís certificate of disability. July 28, 1863, he re-enlisted at New Albany, Ind., in 45th Co., 2d Batl., V.R.C.While in hospital, he was captured by guerrillas on Cumberland river but was at once paroled; he took part in the battles of Rich Mt., Green River, Shiloh, Perryville, Stone River, during his first enlistment and during his second enlistment did light duty at New Albany, Ind., mostly provost duty; he was finally honorably discharged May 10, 1865, at New Albany, Ind., on surgeonís certificate of disability. Our subjectís second wife, to whom he was married Oct. 6, 1895, was born in this county Aug. 18, 1855. Her brother, John Smith served in 4th Ky. Cav., and was captured and held in Andersonville prison four months. Comrade Shook is past Guard of Encampment, 101, U.V.L., he is living in retirement and his address is New Albany, Ind.

From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II

H.H. Hardesty, Publisher

N.Y., Toledo, Chicago


Pg. 1220

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