Obit: Pierrelee, August (1841 - 1913)




Surnames: Pierrelee, Kintzele, Pietenpol, Jacobi, Garbush, Breese, Osgood, Dubes, Mabie, Schoengarth, Steffens


----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark County, Wis.) 10/10/1913


Pierrelee, August (28 FEB 1841 - 1 OCT 1913)


August Pierrelee, a veteran of the Civil War and late resident of the town of York, Clark Co., Wis., while residing in the Soldiers home in Milwaukee answered the final summons there last week Wednesday.  His death resulted from acute enteritis and arterial trouble after an illness of one week’s duration.  The remains, accompanied by his sons Eugene and Victor and the latter’s wife arrived here on the early train Saturday morning and the funeral was held from the Union Church here at 10:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, when Rev. Mallory of Stevens Point pronounced a very eulogistic sermon, speaking particularly of the valor and heroism of the boys in blue and volunteered their lives that the country might be rid of the curse of slavery and be united under one flag.  The pallbearers were chosen from among his closes neighbors here, and were John Kintzele, Fred Jacobi, H.J. Pietenpol, Herman Garbush, John Breese and Eugene Osgood.  The choir consisted of Messrs. Frank Dubes, Floyd Pietenpol, Mrs. Albert Mabie and Mrs. Ethel Osgood, with Mrs. Herman Schoengarth at the organ.  Interment was made in the Windfall Cemetery beside the body of his wife, who preceded him in death by several years.


August Pierrelee was born in Paris, France, Feb. 28, 1841.  His father was killed in the French revolution in Paris in 1848.  In 1856 he came to the United States and settled at Appleton, Outagamie Co., Wis., and in 1862 enlisted as a volunteer in Co. D, 21st Wis. Infantry.  Her served in the army of the Cumberland and participated in the battles of Perryville, Jefferson Pike, Stone River, Hoover’s Gap, Dug Gap, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain, and Buzzard’s Roost, and was wounded at Resaca, Georgia on Sherman’s march to the sea.  After the close of the war he was mustered out and returned to Appleton, Wis., where he was married to Catherine Steffens.  The result of this marriage were nine children, five of whom survive him.  In 1884 he came to Clark County, bringing his family the following year and settling in the town of York where he has resided ever since, excepting for a 3 years span in Iron and Ashland counties while he was proving up title to a home stead and the last two years which he spent at the National Soldiers home in Milwaukee, where he died.




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