Cpl.(USA), John Gottfried Ellinger

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Cpl.(USA), John Gottfried Ellinger

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Thalmassing, Bavaria, Germany
Death: November 19, 1908 (69)
Hopkins Township, Allegan County, MI, United States
Place of Burial: Hopkins Township, Allegan County, MI, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Johann Ellinger and Walburga Ellinger
Husband of Matilda Ellinger
Father of Louis Adolph Ellinger; Henry Gottfried Ellinger; Hannah Ellinger; Fred G Ellinger; Charles Ellinger and 5 others
Brother of Anna Maria Ellinger; Johann Frederich Ellinger; Johann Josef Ellinger; Johann Ellinger; Leonard Ellinger and 5 others

Occupation: Co. A, 3rd MI Cav.
Managed by: Jeannette Nicole Cathey
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About Cpl.(USA), John Gottfried Ellinger

Gottfried came to America when he was 14 years old in 1853, and to Allegan MI July 1855; In 1861 he enlisted in Co. A-3rd Mich Calvary with Capt. Moyer for 2.5 years. Then Co. F of 9th IL. Calvary - total of 4.5 years. He was in the Atlanta Campaign under Gen. Grierson - in ballte of Nashville against Hood. Then operations in Mississippi. In Corinth MS in the 2nd year of his service was disabled for 3 months. HE was captured near Jackson, MS and escaped. He was discharged Oct 31, 1865 in Selma, Alabama. He bought his first farm: 1851 and lived on it in 1867. 2 years later sold it and bought the 160 acres that they all remember as the Ellinger farm and the Ellinger Lake. He was working for a man and was asked what his name was and when told his employer said that's too hard we will call you John, so some will remember him as John. He kept a diary in german about his Civil Wary Experience.

- From "Ellinger Genealogical Encyclopedia"

Ellinger, John G. BATTLE UNIT NAME: 3rd Regiment, Michigan Cavalry SIDE: Union COMPANY: A SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Private SOLDIER'S RANK OUT: Private ALTERNATE NAME: FILM NUMBER: M545 ROLL 13 PLAQUE NUMBER: NOTES: General Note - See also 9 Ill. Cav.

Ellinger, John G. BATTLE UNIT NAME: 9th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry SIDE: Union COMPANY: F SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Private SOLDIER'S RANK OUT: Corporal ALTERNATE NAME: John/Ellinger FILM NUMBER: M539 ROLL 26 PLAQUE NUMBER: NOTES: General Note - John G./Elinger also AKA name. Original filed under John G./Elinger

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Cpl.(USA), John Gottfried Ellinger's Timeline

1838
December 10, 1838
Thalmassing, Bavaria, Germany
1866
August 23, 1866
Allegan, Michigan, United States
1875
December 13, 1875
Hopkins, Allegan County, MI, United States
1908
November 19, 1908
Age 69
Hopkins Township, Allegan County, MI, United States
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