Wordless Wednesday: Elenor "Nellie" VREELAND

Source: Lewis, Elenor “Nellie” Vreeland. Photograph. Date unknown. Original photograph in the possession of Jeanne Holst Robbins, Fulton, Texas. 2008.

A Civil War Soldier: Pvt. Levi L. HIGBY (1842 – 1862)

How Related: Brother of my adoptive 2nd-great-grandmother, Anna M. “Annie” HIGBY

Born: 10 January 1842 in Bedford, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio

Parents: Stephen HIGBY (1810 – 1873) and Hannah “Matilda” OSBORNE (1822 – 1893)

Siblings: Levi was the eldest of 11 children:

  • Albina (1842 – 1852)
  • Philemon S. (1846 – 1876)
  • Lafayette C. (1848 – 1908)
  • Albert (1850 – bef. 1856)
  • Carey W. (1853 – 1909)
  • Frank M. (1854 – aft. 1925)
  • Albert W. (1856 – 1921)
  • Amos O. (1858 – 1859)
  • Anna M. “Annie” (1861 – 1903) – my ancestor
  • Frederick Alonzo (1865 – 1920)

Married: never

Children: none


Source: Civil War Pension Index Card of Levi L. Higby. Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900. National Archives and Records Administration. Publication T289. Digital image purchased at Footnote [http://www.footnote.com/].

Enlisted: 12 August 1861 at Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan; private. Enlisted 20 August 1861 in Co. G, 6th Michigan Heavy Artillery

Side served: Union

History of Unit: 6th Michigan Heavy Artillery

Discharged: Died of disease while serving with the 6th Michigan Infantry

Biography or Information of Interest: I’m not a military historian, so I can’t tell for certain, but it appears that the heavy artillery regiment that Levi served with was assigned to the 6th Michigan Infantry at the time of his death. His widowed mother applied for his pension benefits in 1879.

Died: 20 November 1862 of disease in Carrollton, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Buried: Chalmette National Cemetery, Arabi, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. He appears to also have a monument in the Higby family plot in Westchester Cemetery, Byron Twp., Kent Co., Michigan.

A Civil War Soldier: Pvt. Joseph Hardin HAINLINE (1837 – 1882)

How Related: Brother of my husband’s 2nd-great-grandmother, Susan W. HAINLINE

Born: 2 February 1837, Sciota Twp., McDonough Co., Illinois

Parents: John W. HAINLINE (1796 – 1861) and Mary DeVERRE (1803 – 1871)

Siblings: Joseph was one of 11 children and one of three sons to serve in the Union Army:

  • David Trimble (1827 – 1865)
  • Susan W. (1828 – 1914) – my husband’s ancestor
  • Mary DeVerre (1829 – 1892)
  • Henry C. (1831 – 1862)
  • Thomas Smith (1833 – 1895)
  • John H. (1834 – 1840)
  • Nancy Ellen (1839 – 1880)
  • Baxter Richard (1841 – 1922)
  • Sarah (1845 – 1908)
  • John William (1846 – 1917)

Married: Virginia Ann GRIFFITH (1843 – 1941) on 26 November 1862 in McDonough Co., Illinois

Children: David Trimble (1869 – 1942); James Ira (1871 – 1945); Nancy Olive (1873 – 1956); and Madison Herbert HAINLINE (1876 – 1935)

Source: Civil War Pension Index Card of Joseph H. Hainline. Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900. National Archives and Records Administration. Publication T289. Digital image purchased at Footnote [http://www.footnote.com/].

Enlisted: 14 August 1862; private. Enlisted 10 September 1862 in Co. I, 124th Illinois Infantry.

Side served: Union

History of Unit: 124th Illinois Infantry

Mustered out: 15 August 1865 at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Cooke Co., Illinois

Biography or Information of Interest: Again, I don’t have a lot of detailed information on the Hainline brothers. I know they descended from Palatine immigrants with the surname HENLEIN who arrived in Virginia in the mid-1700s. The fact that Joseph lived less than 17 years after the war ended tells me that he may have died of war-related injury or illness.

Died: 12 January 1882 in Sciota Twp., McDonough Co., Illinois

Source: Headstone of Joseph Hardin Hainline, Spring Creek Cemetery, Emmet Twp., McDonough Co., Illinois. Original photograph in the possession of Carol Dowell, McDonough Co., Illinois. 2002.

Buried: Spring Creek Cemetery, Emmet Twp., McDonough Co., Illinois

Wordless Wednesday: Elenor "Nellie" VREELAND

Source: Lewis, Elenor “Nellie” Vreeland. Photograph. Date unknown. Original photograph in the possession of Jeanne Holst Robbins, Fulton, Texas. 2008.

A Civil War Soldier: Pvt. Levi L. HIGBY (1842 – 1862)

How Related: Brother of my adoptive 2nd-great-grandmother, Anna M. “Annie” HIGBY

Born: 10 January 1842 in Bedford, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio

Parents: Stephen HIGBY (1810 – 1873) and Hannah “Matilda” OSBORNE (1822 – 1893)

Siblings: Levi was the eldest of 11 children:

  • Albina (1842 – 1852)
  • Philemon S. (1846 – 1876)
  • Lafayette C. (1848 – 1908)
  • Albert (1850 – bef. 1856)
  • Carey W. (1853 – 1909)
  • Frank M. (1854 – aft. 1925)
  • Albert W. (1856 – 1921)
  • Amos O. (1858 – 1859)
  • Anna M. “Annie” (1861 – 1903) – my ancestor
  • Frederick Alonzo (1865 – 1920)

Married: never

Children: none


Source: Civil War Pension Index Card of Levi L. Higby. Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900. National Archives and Records Administration. Publication T289. Digital image purchased at Footnote [http://www.footnote.com/].

Enlisted: 12 August 1861 at Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan; private. Enlisted 20 August 1861 in Co. G, 6th Michigan Heavy Artillery

Side served: Union

History of Unit: 6th Michigan Heavy Artillery

Discharged: Died of disease while serving with the 6th Michigan Infantry

Biography or Information of Interest: I’m not a military historian, so I can’t tell for certain, but it appears that the heavy artillery regiment that Levi served with was assigned to the 6th Michigan Infantry at the time of his death. His widowed mother applied for his pension benefits in 1879.

Died: 20 November 1862 of disease in Carrollton, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Buried: Chalmette National Cemetery, Arabi, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. He appears to also have a monument in the Higby family plot in Westchester Cemetery, Byron Twp., Kent Co., Michigan.

A Civil War Soldier: Pvt. Joseph Hardin HAINLINE (1837 – 1882)

How Related: Brother of my husband’s 2nd-great-grandmother, Susan W. HAINLINE

Born: 2 February 1837, Sciota Twp., McDonough Co., Illinois

Parents: John W. HAINLINE (1796 – 1861) and Mary DeVERRE (1803 – 1871)

Siblings: Joseph was one of 11 children and one of three sons to serve in the Union Army:

  • David Trimble (1827 – 1865)
  • Susan W. (1828 – 1914) – my husband’s ancestor
  • Mary DeVerre (1829 – 1892)
  • Henry C. (1831 – 1862)
  • Thomas Smith (1833 – 1895)
  • John H. (1834 – 1840)
  • Nancy Ellen (1839 – 1880)
  • Baxter Richard (1841 – 1922)
  • Sarah (1845 – 1908)
  • John William (1846 – 1917)

Married: Virginia Ann GRIFFITH (1843 – 1941) on 26 November 1862 in McDonough Co., Illinois

Children: David Trimble (1869 – 1942); James Ira (1871 – 1945); Nancy Olive (1873 – 1956); and Madison Herbert HAINLINE (1876 – 1935)

Source: Civil War Pension Index Card of Joseph H. Hainline. Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900. National Archives and Records Administration. Publication T289. Digital image purchased at Footnote [http://www.footnote.com/].

Enlisted: 14 August 1862; private. Enlisted 10 September 1862 in Co. I, 124th Illinois Infantry.

Side served: Union

History of Unit: 124th Illinois Infantry

Mustered out: 15 August 1865 at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Cooke Co., Illinois

Biography or Information of Interest: Again, I don’t have a lot of detailed information on the Hainline brothers. I know they descended from Palatine immigrants with the surname HENLEIN who arrived in Virginia in the mid-1700s. The fact that Joseph lived less than 17 years after the war ended tells me that he may have died of war-related injury or illness.

Died: 12 January 1882 in Sciota Twp., McDonough Co., Illinois

Source: Headstone of Joseph Hardin Hainline, Spring Creek Cemetery, Emmet Twp., McDonough Co., Illinois. Original photograph in the possession of Carol Dowell, McDonough Co., Illinois. 2002.

Buried: Spring Creek Cemetery, Emmet Twp., McDonough Co., Illinois

A Civil War Soldier: Pvt. David Trimble HAINLINE (1827 – 1865)

How Related: Brother of my husband’s 2nd-great-grandmother, Susan W. HAINLINE

Born: 7 June 1827, Montgomery Co., Kentucky

Parents: John W. HAINLINE (1796 – 1861) and Mary DeVERRE (1803 – 1871)

Siblings: David was one of 11 children and one of three sons to serve in the Union Army:

  • Susan W. (1828 – 1914) – my husband’s ancestor
  • Mary DeVerre (1829 – 1892)
  • Henry C. (1831 – 1862)
  • Thomas Smith (1833 – 1895)
  • John H. (1834 – 1840)
  • Joseph Hardin (1837 – 1882)
  • Nancy Ellen (1839 – 1880)
  • Baxter Richard (1841 – 1922)
  • Sarah (1845 – 1908)
  • John William (1846 – 1917)

Married: Elizabeth Ann SHRYACK (b. c. 1826) on 16 December 1852 in McDonough Co., Illinois

Children: Frances A. (1854 – 1933) , John W. (1855 – 1923) and daughter HAINLINE (d. 1858)

Source: Civil War Pension Index Card of David T. Hainline. Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900. National Archives and Records Administration. Publication T289. Digital image purchased at Footnote [http://www.footnote.com/].

Enlisted: 22 August 1862; private. Enlisted 27 September 1862 in Co. I, 124th Illinois Infantry

Side served: Union

History of Unit: 124th Illinois Infantry

Discharged: 15 February 1863 for disability

Biography or Information of Interest: David is a bit of a mystery. While he died just after the war, it is not clear from what little information I can find if he died from a war-related injury or illness, although I suspect that is the case. Since I currently don’t have access to his pension records (for his wife and orphans), I don’t have the necessary details.

Died: 29 July 1865, McDonough Co., Illinois

Buried: Spring Creek Cemetery, Emmet Twp., McDonough Co., Illinois