VETERANS OF THE 20TH NY AT GREEN-WOOD

 

Material researched by The Green-Wood Historic Fund's Civil War Project and written in:

Final Camping Ground: Civil War Veterans at Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery, In Their Own Words

(with an illustrated biographical dictionary on CD) by Jeffrey I. Richman.

 

link to Green-Wood Cemetery web site

 

 

BARTHMAN (or BARTHMANN), FREDERICK WILLIAM (1842-1914). Musician, 20th New York Infantry, Company F. Born in Hamburg, Germany, he immigrated to New York City as a youth, arriving as a cabin boy. He enlisted in the 20th on May 3, 1861, mustered in three days later, and mustered out on June 1, 1863. After the War, he went into the jewelry business, opening Straat and Barthman on DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn, and married his partner’s daughter. When Straat died, the firm was renamed William Barthman. The business was at several locations in Manhattan before moving in 1884 to the location where it remains in business to this day: the Barthman building at the corner of Broadway and Maiden Lane. It is known as “the store with the clock in the sidewalk.” He also served on the Brooklyn Board of Education. After the War, he was a member of the G.A.R. He last lived at 22 Montgomery Place in Brooklyn. In 1914, his widow applied for a pension; it was granted under certificate 775,279. Section 88, lot 36491.

 

 

BANG, MARTIN (1835-1872). Private, 20th New York Infantry, Company A. Bang, who was born in Germany, enlisted on May 10, 1861, at New York City, as a private, and mustered into his company the same day. He mustered out on June 1, 1863, at New York City. His last residence was on Hudson Street in Manhattan. Section 165, lot 16943.

 

BERNET (or BRENT), ERNST (or ERNEST) OTTO (1828-1897). Captain, 20th New York Infantry, Company E. Of German birth, he enlisted at New York City on May 3, 1861, and was commissioned into the 20th as a captain three days later. Also known as Ernest Brent, he resigned on July 10, 1862. In 1896, he applied for and was granted an invalid pension, certificate 933,005. After the War, he lived at 435 East 116th Street in Manhattan. Section 166, lot 24683.

 

GRAY, JOHN FREDERICK SCHILLER (1845-1897). Major by brevet; captain and assistant adjutant general, United States Veteran Volunteers; captain, 20th New York Infantry, Companies E and A. After enlisting as a second lieutenant at Washington, D.C., on September 6, 1862, and mustering into the 20th on that date, he was promoted to captain on December 5 of that year effective upon his transfer to Company A. On May 13, 1863, he mustered out and became assistant adjutant general with the rank of captain in the United States Veteran Volunteers until his resignation two years later on May 5, 1865. His “faithful and meritorious service” was rewarded on January 4, 1865, when he was brevetted to major. A resident of San Diego, California, in his later years, Gray died in St. Clare, Michigan. Section 20, lot 4040.

 

HEINTZ, ADOLPH (1840-1861). Sergeant, 20th New York Infantry, Company H. Of German birth, he enlisted at New York City on May 3, 1861, and mustered in three days later. Typhoid fever ended his life on November 22, 1861, at Camp Hamilton, Virginia. He was likely the brother of Christian (see). Section 186, lot 18840.

 

HEINTZ, CHRISTIAN (1839-1890). Sergeant major, 20th New York Infantry, Company H. A native of Germany, Heintz enlisted as a private on May 3, 1861, along with two other members of his family, possibly brothers (see Adolph Heintz). He mustered into the 20th New York, a regiment formed by many of German heritage and known as Turner’s Rifles, three days later. He was promoted to sergeant major on July 6, and was discharged for disability on November 28, 1862, at Aquia Creek, Virginia. He last lived at Madison Avenue and 59th Street. The Gilsa Post #264 of the G.A.R. erected a headstone in his honor at his gravesite. Section 186, lot 18840.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEINTZ, JOHN PHILIP (1843-1920). Private, 20th New York Infantry, Company H. Of German origin, Heintz enlisted as a private at New York City on May 3, 1861, mustered into his company three days later, and mustered out on June 1, 1863, at New York City. His application for an invalid pension was granted, certificate 1,114,235. Elizabeth Heintz, his widow, received a pension in 1921, certificate 896,201. He last lived in New York City. Section 186, lot 18840.

 

KAUSCHE (or KAUSEPE), GUSTAV (or GUSTAVUS) (1829-1863). Private, 20th New York Infantry, Company D. Originally from Germany, he enlisted on May 3, 1861, at New York City and mustered in three days later. He was severely wounded in the right leg at the Battle of Antietam, Maryland, on September 17, 1862. On April 30, 1863, he was listed as absent, sick, at the hospital in Frederick, Maryland. He was discharged due to his wound on August 13, 1863, at Frederick. According to cemetery records, he died on September 10, 1863, of “disease of the spine.” Section 116, lot 4196, grave 659.

 

 

 

 

KOERNER, THEODORE (1838-1892). Private, 20th New York Infantry, Company I. Born in Ireland, Koerner enlisted as a private on May 3, 1861, at Williamsburg, New York, mustered into the 20th New York three days later, and mustered out at New York City on June 1, 1863. His pension record indicates additional service in the 6th Regiment, United States Veteran Volunteer Infantry, Company C. In 1890, his application for an invalid pension was approved, certificate 844,717. He last lived in New York City. Section 21, lot 11723.

 

KUHLMAN, WILLIAM F. (1823-1863). Corporal, 20th New York Infantry, Company H. Of German origin, he enlisted as a corporal at New York City on May 3, 1861, mustered into the 20th New York three days later, and was discharged for disability on August 2, 1861, at Camp Hamilton, Virginia. Kuhlman’s last residence was 142 First Avenue in Manhattan. Section 115, lot 4196, grave 908.

 

LAUTESCHLAGER, JULIUS (1840-1903). Private, 20th New York Infantry, Company E. Of German origin, Lauteschlager enlisted on May 3, 1861, at New York City, and mustered into the 20th New York three days later. Although it is stated that he deserted on August 20, 1861, this is apparently an error because his application for an invalid pension was approved in 1892, certificate 980,280. The pension record indicates that he also served in Company C of the 46th New York. His widow, Anna Lauteschlager, who is interred with him, received a pension upon his death in 1903, certificate 556,355. His last address was 534 Third Avenue in Manhattan. Section 128, lot 3262, grave 298.

 

LIESENBERG, WILLIAM (1839-1909). Private, 20th New York Infantry, Company E. Of German birth, Liesenberg enlisted as a private and mustered immediately into the 20th New York on August 24, 1861. He mustered out on June 1, 1863, at New York City. His last residence was the Soldiers’ Home in Bath, New York. Section 2, lot 5499, grave 756.

 

MERKLE, ROBERT (1830-1862). Captain, 20th New York Infantry, Companies H and C. A native of Germany, he enlisted at New York City as a second lieutenant on May 3, 1861, and was commissioned into Company H of the 20th New York three days later. Merkle was promoted to first lieutenant on August 27, 1861, and to captain effective upon his immediate transfer to Company C on July 11, 1862. Wounded in action at Antietam, Maryland, on September 17, 1862, he succumbed nine days later at Sharpsburg, Maryland. Section 115, lot 13536 (Soldiers’ Lot), grave 7.

 

MULLER, CHARLES (1839-1863). Private, 20th New York Infantry, Company G. A native of Germany, he enlisted as a private at New York City on July 5, 1861, mustered into the 20th that day, and mustered out at New York City on June 1, 1863. He lived for less than a month at 90 Chrystie Street in Manhattan where he died from typhoid fever on June 24. Section 115, lot 13536 (Soldiers’ Lot), grave 64.

 

PABST (or PAPST), JACOB (1835-1862). First lieutenant, 20th New York Infantry, Companies G and D. Of German birth and a New York City resident, he enlisted there as a second lieutenant on May 3, 1861, and was commissioned into the 20th New York’s Company G three days later. Pabst was promoted to first lieutenant on May 1, 1862, and was transferred that day to Company D. On September 17, 1862, he was killed in battle at Antietam, Maryland. Section 115, lot 13536 (Soldiers’ Lot), grave 18.

 

ROETH (or ROTH), LEONHARD (or LEONARD) (1824-1903). Private, 20th New York Infantry, Company C. Of German origin, Roeth served with the 20th New York. Further details about his service are not known. He last lived at 228 11th Street in Brooklyn. Section 207, lot 27873, grave 2.

 

STEINDECKER, NELSON (1841-1866). Corporal, 20th New York Infantry, Company B.  A native New Yorker, Steindecker enlisted at New York City as a private on May 3, 1861, and mustered into his company three days later. On September 17, 1862, he was wounded at Antietam, Maryland. Subsequently, he was promoted to corporal on March 1, 1863, and mustered out on June 1 of that year at New York City. He last lived in New York City. Section ?, lot 1005, grave 183.

 

STEINERT, GEORGE (1832-1891). Surgeon, 151st New York Infantry; assistant surgeon, 20th New York Infantry; 52nd New York Infantry. Of German birth, he enlisted at Albany, New York, on August 18, 1862, as an assistant surgeon, was commissioned into the 20th New York’s Field and Staff that day, and mustered out on June 1, 1863, at New York City. He re-enlisted on July 7, 1863, at Bealton, Virginia, and was commissioned into the Field and Staff of the 151st New York on July 30 of that year. During his service, he was promoted to surgeon on March 14, 1865, but not mustered. He joined the 52nd New York as an assistant surgeon on March 22, 1865, and mustered out on June 26 of that year at Washington, D.C. He died in Hartford, Connecticut, but last lived at 732 East 134th Street in New York City. Section 13, lot 9358.

 

STUMPF, JOHN (1839-1914). Corporal, 20th New York Infantry, Companies I and K. Born in Germany, he enlisted as a private at New York City on May 3, 1861, mustered into Company I of the 20th New York on May 6, the same day that he was transferred within the regiment to Company K. He was wounded in action on September 17, 1862, at the Battle of Antietam, Maryland. On April 3, 1863, he was promoted to corporal, and mustered out of service on June 1, 1863, at New York City. His last place of residence was 781 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn. Section 206, lot 27211.

 

SULZ (or SOLZ), CHARLES W. (1826-1862). Corporal, 20th New York Infantry, Company C. A native of Germany and a resident of 3 Wycoff Street in Brooklyn, he enlisted at New York City as a private on May 3, 1861, and mustered into the 20th on May 6. He was promoted to corporal on November 30, 1861. Sulz was wounded in battle on September 17, 1862, at Antietam, Maryland, had his arm amputated, and succumbed to his wounds on October 15 at a Baltimore hospital. A Veterans Administration stone was ordered for him early in the 20th century. Section 115, lot 13536 (Soldiers’ Lot), grave 51.

 

TRAENDLEY (or TRAENDLE), FRANZ (1833-1889). Private, 20th New York Infantry, Company D. Born in Germany, he enlisted as a private on August 15, 1861, and mustered into Company D of the 20th New York three days later. After serving for approximately 20 months until April 14, 1863, he deserted at New York City while on furlough. His last residence was 330 West 16th Street in Manhattan. Section 190, lot 22909.

 

VOELKER (or VOLKER), CHARLES (1835-1862). First lieutenant, 20th New York Infantry, Company E. Of German birth and a resident of 167 Essex Street in Manhattan, he enlisted as a second lieutenant at New York City on May 3, 1861, mustered into the 20th New York three days later, and was promoted to first lieutenant on July 10, 1862. Mortally wounded in action at Antietam, Maryland, on September 17, 1862, he died the next day at Sharpsburg, Maryland, and was buried at Green-Wood on October 5 of that year. Section 115, lot 13536 (Soldiers’ Lot), grave 29.

 

WAGNER, CARL (1843-1886). Private, 20th New York Infantry, Company E; 15th New York Light Artillery. A German native, Wagner enlisted as a private on May 3, 1861, at New York City, mustered into the 20th New York three days later, and mustered out of service on June 1, 1863, at New York City. He subsequently re-enlisted and mustered into the 15th New York Light Artillery, but the details of that service are not specified. His last residence was 294 11th Street in Brooklyn. Section 85, lot 19417, grave 17. 

 

WEBER, PHILIP (1835-1911). Private, 20th New York Infantry, Company F. Born in France, Weber enlisted at New York City on August 18, 1861, mustered into the 20th New York the next day, and mustered out on June 1, 1863, at New York City. He last resided in Rye, New York. Section 46, lot 22634, grave 1.

 

WERNER, JOHN (1839-1897). Private, 20th New York Infantry, Company F. Originally from Norway, Werner enlisted at New York City as a private on August 12, 1861, mustered into the 20th New York that day, and mustered out of service on June 1, 1863, at New York City. His last residence was High Street in Brooklyn. Section 135, lot 14964, grave 928.

 

WILLINGTON, GEORGE (1835-1869). Sergeant, 20th New York Cavalry, Companies A and T; private, 14th New York Infantry, Company F. A New York State native, Willington first served in the 14th York but the details of that enlistment are unknown. He re-enlisted as a private at Turin, New York, on August 12, 1863, and mustered into Company A of the 20th New York Cavalry on September 3. He was promoted to corporal and sergeant before being reduced to ranks on June 1, 1865. After being transferred to Company T five days later, he mustered out on July 31, 1865, at Manchester, Virginia. His last address was 59 Hicks Street in Brooklyn where he died from consumption. Section ?, lot 12941.