Francis A. Englehart

First Name: Francis
Middle Name(s): A.
Last Name: Englehart
Co. H, 16th New York Infantry
Residence (County): 
Niagara County, NY

Francis A. Englehart was born in Sweden ca. 1818 and immigrated to the U.S. as a young man. He eventually settled on a farm in Lockport, Niagara County, New York with his wife, Lydia (b. Pennsylvania ca. 1810). Together they had four sons and two daughters. In June 1861, Englehart enlisted as a private in Co. H, 16th New York Infantry and was eventually promoted to sergeant. He was originally going to enlist in the 28th New York, a regiment from the western part of the state, but arrived too late and instead joined the 16th, a regiment raised in the Albany area. He was wounded on September 14, 1862 at the Battle of South Mountain, Maryland, had an arm amputated and was discharged (date not stated). In 1870, Francis Englehart was again farming in Lockport. Lydia had apparently died in the 1860s and Francis had remarried to a woman named Ellen (b. ca. 1839). He was still alive at the time of the 1900 Census, at age 82, and still listed as a farmer. Francis Englehart died before the 1910 Federal Census at which time Ellen Englehart was 71 years old.

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ID Letter Date Author Recipient From To
14581 Englehart1 June 30, 1861 Francis A. Englehart Lydia Englehart DC Lockport, Niagara County, NY
14582 Englehart2 January 28, 1862 Francis A. Englehart Lydia Englehart Lockport, Niagara County, NY

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