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SPANISH WAR VETERANS

Submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener


THE UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS CAMP NO. 125
DEPT. OF ILLINOIS
LOCATED AT HILLSBORO - Instituted 21 Nov 1930

Baits, William D., Litchfield, IL -- carpenter
b. 28 March 1876 Greenville, IL
nearest relative: father living at 1521 Van Buren, Litchfield, IL
entered service: 20 April 1898 Pvt. Co. K 4th IL Vol. Inf.
discharged: 11 March 1899 Havana Cuba

Best, Thomas, 120 N. Broad, Hillsboro -- Telegrapher & Bookkeeper
b. 23 July 1869 St. Louis MO d. 1934
nearest relative: Amy Best, sister (no address given)
entered service: 16 June 1898 Pvt. 7th Co. Signal Corps
discharged: - Jan. 1900 Chicago, IL

Brown, Jesse O., 700 S. Jefferson, Hillsboro, IL -- Merchant
b. 1 Oct 1877 Butler IL
d. 14 Jan. 1940 bur. Oak Grove
nearest relative: Emma Brown, Wife, Hillsboro, IL
entered service: 26 Apr. 1898 Corporal Co. E 5th IL Vol. Inf.
discharged: 16 Oct. 1898 Springfield, IL

Bullington, Josiah T., Hillsboro, IL -- Lawyer
b. no given
nearest relative: not given
entered service: date not given - Pvt. 2nd U.S. Cav. Troop E
discharged: - Nov. 1898 place not given

Chumley, William L., Coffeen, IL -- farmer
b. 10 Aug. 1876 Hillsboro, IL
d. 8 Mar. 1940 bur. "Boss" Hill Cem.
nearest relative: Susie Chumley, Wife, Hillsboro, IL
entered service: - Sept. 1898 Pvt. Co. G 10th U.S. Inf.
discharged: - Apr. 18-- Mantanzas Cuba

Clotfelter, Leonard A., Hillsboro, IL -- farmer
b. 31 Mar. 1872 Hillsboro, IL
nearest relative: Myrtle Clotfelter, Wife, 912 S. Main, Hillsboro, IL
entered service: 26 April 1898 Pvt. Co. E 5th IL Vol. Inf.
discharged: 16 Oct. 1898 Springfield, IL

Clotfelter, Ralph J., 300 S. Oak St., Hillsboro, IL -- Smelter worker
b. not given
d. 2 Apr. 1945 bur. Oak Grove
nearest relative: Ruth Clotfelter, Wife, 300 S. Oak, Hillsboro, IL
entered service: 26 Apr. 1898 Pvt. Co. E 5th IL Vol. Inf.
discharged: 16 Oct. 1898 Springfield, IL
remarks: Corporal

Compton, Camby C., Panama, IL -- miner
b. 4 Mar. 1877 Donnellson, IL
nearest relative: Hester Compton, wife, Panama, IL
entered service: date not given Pvt. Co. E 5th IL Vol. Inf.
discharged: 16 Oct. 1898 Springfield, IL

Conner, Lawrence B., Hillsboro, IL -- R.R. Clerk
b. 19 June; 1878 Palmer, IL
nearest relative: Vesta L. Conner, Wife, Hillsboro, IL
entered service: 12 Apr. 1898 Pvt. Co. E 1st Neb. Inf.
discharged: 25 Dec. 1898 Lincoln Neb. for disability

Davis, Sydney R., 422 Tremont, Hillsboro, IL -- Bookkeeper for Dorsey Lumber
b. 27 Oct. 1868 Trenton, IL
d. 19 Mar. 1941 bur. Donnellson, Cem.
nearest relative: Nora E. Davis, Wife, 422 E. Tremont, Hillsboro, IL
entered service: date not given musician Co. E 5th IL Vol. Inf,
discharged: 16 Oct. 1898 Springfield, IL

Davis, Thomas W., 1529 Vandalia Rd., Hillsboro, IL,-- printer
b. date not given "Cheybogon", Mich,
nearest relative: Lillian V. Davis, Wife, (no address given)
entered service: - May 1898 Pvt. Co. H 33rd Mich.
discharged: - Nov. 1898 "Seheboygon", Mich.

Evans, David, Panama, IL -- Miner
b. 11 Oct. 1877 South Wales
nearest relative: Jacob Evans, brother, Panama, IL
entered service: 3 Aug. 1897 Pvt. Co. G 5th MO
discharged: 9 Nov. 1898 Kansas City

Evans, Jacob, Panama, IL -- Miner
b. 3 May 1880 Rosedale, Kas.
bur. Kansas
nearest relative: Mary Fike, sister, Panama, IL
entered service: 8 May 1901 Pvt. Co. G 28th U.S. Inf.
discharged: 7 May 1904 Ft. Leavenworth Kas.

Feissel, August, Hillsboro, IL -- Cook
b. 26 Aug. 1866 Germany
d. 26 Dec. 1945 bur. Oak Grove
nearest relative: Alima M. Fiessel (as spelled in book), wife, Hillsboro, IL
entered service: 3 Aug. 1897 Pvt. Co. K 19th U.S. Inf.
discharged: 2 Aug 1900 "Mandam Cebu P,I,"

Freeman, Moses A., Fillmore, IL -- Carpenter
b. 13 Jan. 1877 Fillmore, IL
d. 16 Nov. 1951 bur. Glendale Cem., Fillmore
nearest relative: wife (no other info given)
entered service: 2 Aug. 1900 Pvt. Co. D 8th Inf.
discharged: 12 Oct. 1901 Ft. Harrison, Mont.

Gibbs, James, Hillsboro, IL -- coal miner
b. 3 June 1881 Scotland
d. 14 July 1947 bur. Oak Grove
nearest relative: Mary Gibb(as spelled in book)wife, Hillsboro, IL
entered service: 5 Jan 1902 Pvt. Troop F 12th U.S. Cav
discharged: 5 Jan 1908 Ft. 0glethorp, GA

Hall, William, Litchfield, IL,- laborer
b. 26 Dec. 1873 Hillsboro
nearest relative: Rosa Hall, Wife, Litchfield, IL
entered service: 14 July 1898 Pvt. Co. L 6th MO Vol.lnf.
discharged: 10 May 1899 Savannah, GA

Haner, Walter, Litchfield, IL -- Wire & Mgr.
b. 12 Feb. 1880 Frankfort, KY
nearest relative: Mene Haner, Wife, Litchfield, IL
entered service: 25 Aug 1898 Pvt. Co. C 1st U.S. Heavy Art.
discharged: 1 Mar. 1899 St. Louis, MO

Hefley, Robert B., Hillsboro, IL -- Miner .
b. 2 Feb. 1878 Hillsboro, IL
nearest relative: Grace Hefley, Wife, Hillsboro, IL
entered service: 26 Apr. 1898 Pvt. Co. E 5th Vol. IL Infty.
discharged: 16 Oct. 1898, Springfield, IL

Heggen, John, Litchfield, IL -- Carpenter
b. 16 Nov. 1877 Norway
nearest relative: Christina Heggen, Wife, Litchfield, IL
entered service: 28 Dec. 1899 Pvt. Co. M 10th U.S. Inf.
discharged: 16 Dec. 1902 Angel Island, Cal.

Helston, Joseph B., 16 Helston Rd., Hillsboro, IL -- Accountant
b. 10 Oct. 1878 Hillsboro, IL
bur. Oak Grove
nearest relative: Mrs. E.A. Helston, Mother, 16 Helston Rd., Hillsboro, IL
entered service: 26 Apr. 1898 Corporal Co, E 5th IL Vol. Inf.
discharged: 16 Oct. 1898 Springfield, IL
remarks: sergeant

Hofaker, Henry, 129 E. Mechanic, Hillsboro, IL -- Brick Mason and Plasterer
b. 21 May 1877 Germany
d, 3 July 1933 bur. Oak Grove
nearest relative: Mamie E. Hofaker, Wife, Hillsboro, IL
entered service: 26 April 1898 Pvt. Co, E 5th IL Inf.
discharged: 16 Oct, 1898 Springfield, IL

Howard, Samuel L., Rockbridge, IL -- retired
b. 19 July 1855 Rockbridge, IL
nearest relative: a brother living in Rockbridge, IL
entered service: 7 May 1898 Pvt. Co. K 5th IL Vol.
discharged: 16 Oct. 1898 Springfield, IL

Jennings, Martin L., Hillsboro, IL -- Salesman
b. 18 Nov. 1869 Bond Co. IL
nearest relative: Beatrice Neshause Kesker, dau., Bethalto, IL
entered service: - Apr, 1898 Pvt. 9th IL Vol, Inf,
discharged: 27 May 1899 Augusta GA

Jones, Thomas F., Coffeen, IL -- farmer
b. 23 Feb. 1879 Coffeen, IL
d. 28 Mar. 1953 bur, Mt. Moriah Cem.
nearest relative: Lina Jones, wife, Coffeen, IL
entered service: 18 June 1898 Pvt. Co, E 5th IL Inf.
discharged: 16 Oct. 1898 Springfield, IL

Jones, Willis F., 843 S. State, Litchfield, IL - no occupation given
b. 19 Sept. 1875 Litchfield, IL
do 17 Oct. 1931 bur. Crabtree Cem.
nearest relative: not given
entered service: 20 May 1898 Pvt. Co. K 4th IL Vol. Inf.
discharged: 2 May 1899 Augusta GA.

Kimball, Joel L, Hillsboro, IL -- Auto Dealer
b. 29 Jan. 1871 Hillsboro, IL
d. 10 Mar. 1951 bur. Oak Grove
nearest relative: Lula D. Kimball, no relationship given, Hillsboro
entered service: 26 Apr. 1898 Co. Waggoner Co. E 5th IL Infty. IL
discharged: 16 Oct. 1898 Springfield, IL
remarks: Camp Commander 21 Nov. 1930

Masur, Raymond, Hillsboro, IL -- Insurance
b. 30 Apr, 1879 Hillsboro
do 25 Oct, 1949 bur. Corunna, Mich.
nearest relative: Flora E. Masur, Wife, Hillsboro, IL
entered service: 26 Apr, 1898 Pvt. Co. E 5th IL Infty
discharged: 16 Oct, 1898 Springfield, IL

Schwartz, Frank W., Hillsboro, IL -- miner
b. not given
d. 20 July 1945 bur, Oak Grove
nearest relative: Roxie Schwartz, Wife, Hillsboro, IL
entered service: 26 April 1898 Pvt Co. E 5th IL Vol. Inf,
discharged: 16 Oct. 1898 Springfield, IL

Shannon, Chauncey, Hillsboro, IL -- no occupation given
b. 3 July 1881 Farmington, IL
nearest relative: Elsie I. Shannon, Wife, Hillsboro, IL
entered service: 3 Aug. 1899 Pvt. Co. E 33rd Inf.
discharged: 17 Apr. 1901 place not given
remarks: transfered 30 Nov, 1936 to Peoria Camp

Sharp , William C., Hillsboro, IL -- Lineman for IL Cons Tele Co.
b 16 Mar. 1875 Hillsboro, IL
Nearest relative: Camille Sharp, dau., Hillsboro, IL.
entered service: 26 Apr, 1898 Bugler Co. E 5th IL Inf.
discharged: 16 Oct. 1898 Springfield, IL
remarks: chief musician

Sieberts, John, Donnelson, IL -- laborer
b. date not given Bond Co. IL
d. 20 July 1938 "at Hines", bur, Donnellson Cem.
nearest relative: not given
entered service: - April 1898 Pvt. 5th IL Vol, Inf.
discharged: 16 Oct, 1898 Springfield, IL

Taulbee, James, 1415 Vandalia Rd., Hillsboro, IL - miner
b. 25 Feb, 1880 Irving, IL
nearest relative: Norman Taulbee, Bro., Taylorville, IL
entered service: 26 Apr. 1898 Pvt. Co. E 5th IL Vol. Inf.
discharged: 16 Oct, 1898 Springfield, IL

Tobias, Roy E., 305 W. Water, Hillsboro, IL -- Engineer at Filtration Plant
b. 10 Feb. 1876 Hillsboro, IL
nearest relative: Elizabeth Tobias, Wife, 305 W. Water, Hillsboro
entered service: 26 April 1898 Pvt. Co. E 5th IL Vol.. Inf.
discharged: 1 Dec. 1898 Springfield, IL

Voyles, Reuben, Hillsboro, IL -- laborer
b. 5 Aug. 1872 Madison Co., IL
nearest relative: Lizzie Voyles, wife, Hillsboro, IL
entered service: 27 July 1896 Pvt. Troop D 2nd U.S. Cav,
discharged: 27 July 1899 Jefferson Barricks MO
remarks: Corporal

Wembley, Tony, Hillsboro, IL - laborer
b. 22 Feb 1877 Nashville, TN
d. 8 Aug. 1952 bur. Bluff Cem.
nearest relative: Mary Wembley, no relationship given, Hillsboro
entered service: 22 Sept 1899 Pvt. Co. C 49th U.S.
discharged: 30 June 1901 Percedo, Cal.

Wessel, Alfred J., Hillsboro, IL -- Railroader
b. 26 Oct. 1879 Wetmore,:Kas.
nearest relative: Margaret Wessel, Wife, Hillsboro, IL
entered service: 14 Sept. 1898 Pvt. Co. M 44th Inf.
discharged: 30 June 1900 place not given

Young, Stuart, Hillsboro, IL -- "Corporal"
b. not given
nearest relative: not given
entered service: 26 Aug 1898 Corporal Co. E 5th IL Vol. Inf.
discharged: 16 Oct. 1898 Springfield, IL

Zuber, Henry J., 502 Water, Litchfield, IL -- miner
b. 1 June 1870 Litchfield, IL
nearest relative: Amelia Zuber, Wife, 502 Water, Litchfield, IL
entered service: 20 May 1898 Co. K 4th IL Vol. Inf.
discharged: 2 May 1899 Augusta GA



This information was provided to the me in 1980 by Larue Lovelace, Montgomery Co Treasurer. All members mustered out of service unless otherwise indicated. I have used the spellings as given in the membership roll book. Lynn Boyd Reener