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Alfred L. Brazzle
Civil War Pension Documents
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Alfred Brazzle
March 7, 1845 - November 15, 1926
Born on March 7, 1845
5' 4" tall with light hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion.
Military Service:
      Served during the Civil War with the Union Army,
      with Co. B, 136th Illinois Infantry
      Enlisted on May 16, 1864 in Richview, Washington Co., IL.
      Mustered in as a Private on June 1, 1864 in Centralia, Illinois.
      Mustered out on October 22, 1864 in Springfield, Illinois.
1870 Census : Township 2 Range 1, Washington County, IL. -- Post Office : Richview, Washington County, IL.
Died on November 15, 1926
Buried in Logan Cemetery, Ashley Township, Washington County, Illinois Alfred Brazzle tombstone
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January 27, 1891
Jan 27 1891
Military Service
Name of Soldier
      Alfred Brazzle      
H. Wesl -   Dir.
Andreus     Div.
No. 808767
B. 136 Ill. Inf.
# 6
Bureau of Pensions,
Jany 26, 1891
      It is alleged that the above named man enlisted   May 12  , 18 64 and served as a   -  
in Co.   B  ,   136   Reg't   Ills Infy  
also as a   -   in Co.   -   Reg't    
and was discharged at
  Springfield, Ills  
on   Oct. 22  , 18 64
No. of Prior claim          
      The War Department will please furnish an official statement in this case, showing date of enrollment and date and mode of termination of service.
            Very respectfully,
The Officer In Charge of The
      Record and Pension Division
                  War Department
War Department
Record and Pension Division
Jan 27 1891
Respectfully returned for
Commissioner Of Pensions
The rolls show that
      Alfred Brazzle      
mentioned in the preceding information was enrolled
  May 16  , 18 64 , and   M. O.   with
  Co.           Oct 22"  , 18 64
U. S. Pension Office
Jan 29 1891
By authority of the Secretary of War
      F. C. Ainsworth      
Captain and Ass't Surgeon, U. S. Army
               Per   P
1154 b-20m

January 15, 1898 - January 22, 1898
( Stamped )
Return To
J. Merriam,
U. S. Pension Agent
Chicago, Ill.
Certificate No.       571694      
Name       Alfred Brazzle      
  Department of the Interior,
Bureau Of Pensions,
Washington, D. C.       January 15       189 8
Sir :
      In forwarding to the pension agent the executed voucher for your next quarterly payment please favor me by returning this circular to him with replies to the questions enumerated below.
 Very respectfully, 
H. Clay Evans                        
Commissioner of Pensions
First. Are you married?   If so, please state your wife's full name and her maiden name.
Answer.   yes,   Dolley Green  
Second. When, where and by whom were you married?
Answer.   Oct. 1882 by Esq. Meador with her fathers  
Third. What record of marriage exists?
Answer.   the Marion Co. Ills record  
Fourth. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce.
Answer.   I never was married before.  
Fifth. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and dates of their births.
Answer.   yes   first Susie J. Brazzle born june 6th 1885   Jenny Feb 1888   Martha born june 19th 1890   Ema was born March 20, 1892   Robert J. was born oct 1893   William was born March 1895   Janey M. + billy D. 2 (?) twin Jan 22 1898  
      Alfred Brazzle      

January 2, 1915 - March 24, 1915
Department Of The Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Washington D. C., January 2, 1915
      Sir : Please answer, at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below. The information
is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your widow or children. Use the inclosed
envelope, which requires no stamp.
Very respectfully,
G. M. Saezgabere      
                RICHVIEW, ILL.
U. S. Pension Office
March 27, 1915
No. 1. Date and Place of birth?  Answer.   March 7, 1845   Washington County
The name of organization which you served?  Answer.   36  
No. 2. What was your post office at enlistment?  Answer.   Richview, Ill.  
No. 3. State your wife's full name and her maiden name.  Answer.   Dolly Brazzle   Dolly Green  
No. 4. When and by whom were you married?  Answer.   Oct. 13, 1882   Marion County
by Billy Medders  
No. 5. Is there any official or church record of your marriage?           
If so, where?  Answer.           
No. 6. Were you previously married? if so, state the name of your former wife, the date
of the marriage, and the date and place of her death or divorce.
 Answer.   Never was married before  
No. 7. If your present wife was married before her marriage to you, state the name of her
former husband, the date of such marriage, and the date and place of his death or divorce, and state
whether he ever rendered any military or naval service, and, if so, give name of the organization in
which he served. If she was married more than once before her marriage to you, let your answer
include all former husbands.
 Answer.   Never was married before  
No. 8. Are you now living with your wife, or has there been a separation?  Answer.   living with my wife  
No. 9. State the names and dates of birth of all your children, living or dead.  Answer.           
Marget ElizabethBornMarch 15, 1884dead
Susie Janie"June 6, 1885living
Dannie"Feb. 10, 1887"
Ainie"June 4, 1888dead
Marthey"Oct. 4, 1889living
Emma"March 28, 1890"
Robert"Oct. 28, 1891"
William"Oct. 10, 1893"
Richie"Dec. 10, 1894dead
Matthew"Jan 24, 1898living
Libby"Jan 24, 1898"   twins
Unnamed boy"Nov. 24, 1902dead
Martha"Jan. 18, 1903living
Unnamed girl"Oct. 2, 1904dead
Charlie"Aug. 5, 1905living
Date   March 24, 1915  Signature   Alfred Brazzle  

August 29, 1921
Declaration For Pension
Act of May 1, 1920

The Pension Certificate Should not Be Forwarded With The Application
State of       Illinois      , County of       Jefferson       ss :
      On this      29th      day of      August     , 1921, personally appeared before me, a     Justice of the peace   within and for the county and State aforesaid       Alfred Brazzle      , who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is     76    years of age, and a resident of       Richview       county of       Washington    , State of       Illinois      , and that he is the identical person who was ENROLLED at     Richview Illinois    , under the name       Alfred Brazzle      , on the       day of     June    18 64
as a     Private    in       Co. B. 136th Regiment Illinois Infantry      
in the service of the United States, in the       Civil   ----------       war, and
was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at       Springfield, Ill.       on the       day of     October    18 64
That he also served       (none)      
That his personal description at enlistment was as follows : Height       five       feet       five       inches; complexion       light       color of eyes       dark      ; color of hair       light      ;
that his occupation was       Farming       ;
that he was born       March 7th       18 45 at       Washington County Illinois      
That he requires the regular aid and attendance of another person on account of the following disabilities :
Almost blind from Poterygii and trachoma has chronic heart lesion and enlarged prostate and require almost constant attention at night.
That since leaving the service, he has resided at Jefferson County, Ill. up to April 1915 since which said time applicant has been a resident of Washington Co., Ill.
and his occupation has been       (none)      , That he has            applied for pension under original
No.           . That he is a pensioner under Certificate No.       571694      
that he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the Act of May 1, 1920.
{Two attending and identifying witnesses }
      Enoch Downes      
      Richview, Ill.      
      A. A. Downes      
      Richview, Ill.      
        Alfred (his X mark) Brazzle      
      Richview, Illinois      
      Washington County      
Certificate filed to
cover dates
May 4, 1921 to
May 4, 1925
Chief Law Division
Per IL. F.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this     29th     day of      August      A. D. 19 21 ,
and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known
and explained to the applicant before swearing, including the words      ( into to )     
none erased, and the words      (none)      added;
and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
      Clarence Pate       (Seal)
      Justice of the peace      
      Woodlawn, Ill.      
Declaration accepted
as a claim under Sec.
2, act of May 1, 1920
Chief Law Div
U. S.
Sep 8 1921

October 7, 1882 - March 7, 1922
Certificate of Record of Marriage
State of Illinois,
Marion County
} ss.  
      I,       W. H. Betts      , Clerk of the County Court of said County, and Keeper of the Records and Files pertaining to Marriages
Mr.       Alfred L. Brasel       was married to
Miss       Dolley A. Green       in said County
on the       7th       day of       October       A. D.       1882       by       William F. Meador      
a       Justice of the Peace       duly authorized to solemnize marriage by the Statue of
the State of Illinois as appears by his return and certificate of marriage attached to the license
granted therefor by the Clerk of this Court and now on file in my office.
  IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name and
attached the seal of said County Court, at my office in       Salem      
this       7th       day of       March       A. D. 19  22  
      W. H. Betts      
                County Clerk

October 7, 1882 - July 10, 1970       ( Blank Lines omitted )
Certified Copy of Marriage
State of Illinois,
Marion County
} ss.  
  1. Full name of Groom       Alfred L. Brasel      
  9. Full name of Bride       Dolley A. Green      
18. Married at            in the County of Marion and State of Illinois,
the       7th       day of       October       19       1882      ; By       William F. Meador   J. P.      
      I hereby certify that the above is a true and correct copy as shown by the records of such marriage now on file in this office.
      Ralph Johnnie      
County Clerk
Salem, Illinois,       July 20       19   70  

November 15, 1926 - February 21, 1927
Certified Copy Of A Record Of Death
      I HEREBY CERTIFY that the attached is a true and correct copy of the record of death of
      Alfred L. Brazzel       as made from the original certificate of
such death now on file in this office in accordance with the requiring reports of births, stillbirths, and deaths in Illinois.
Date       February 21      , 19  27  
Signed       Isaac D. Rawlings      
Official title       Director of Public Health      
Address       Springfield, Illinois      
Has decedent ever served in the military or naval service of U. S.?       Yes      
1. Place of Death
County of       Washington      
Dist No.       900      
Primary Dist.
No.       7939      
State Of Illinois
Department of Public Health -- Division of Vital Statistics
44033                            Registered No.       5      
2. Full Name       Alfred L. Brazzel      
length of residence in city or town where death occurred       10       yrs.
3. Sex       M.      
4. Color or Race       W.      
5. Single, Married, Widowed or Divorced       Married      
5a. If Married, Widowed, or Divorced Husband (or) Wife of       Della E. Brazzel      
6. Date of Birth       Mar. 7, 1846      
7. Age       80       Years       8       Months       8       Days
8. Occupation       Retired Farmer      
9. Birth Place       Jefferson Co. Ill.      
10. Name of Father       Rob Brazzel      
11. Birth Place of Father       Unknown      
12. Maiden Name of Mother       Unknown      
13. Birth Place of Mother       Unknown      
14. Informant       Chas. Brazzel      
           Richview, Ill.      
15. Filed       11 -16 1928 Chas. Edwards      
           Richview, Ill.      
16. Date of Death       11 16 1926      
17. I Hereby Certify,That I attended deceased from       Aug. 15, 1926       to       Nov. 15, 1926      
      and I last saw       him       alive on       15 Nov. 1926      
      and that death occurred on the date stated above at             m. The Cause of Death was as follows:
            Chronic Myocarditis       Duration       4       Months
      Contributory Secondary       Cardiac Asthma      
18. Signed       Geo. W. Klosterman      , M. D.
      Address       Irvington, Ill.      
      Date       11 - 16 -1926      
19. Place of Burial       Logan      
20. Undertaker       N. C. Barrett             Ashley, Ill      
21. Date       Nov. 17, 1926      

December 1, 1926
Declaration For Widow's Pension
Act of May 1, 1920

State of       Illinois      , County of       Washington       ss :
      On this      1st      day of      December     , 192 6 , personally appeared      Dolly Brazzle     , who makes the following declaration as an application for pension under the provisions of the act of Congress approved May 1, 1920.
      That she is      60      years of age, who was born      March 7th 1866      at
     near Divide, Ill. in Jefferson County     
      That she is the widow of      Alfred Brazzle     , who ENLISTED          , 1    , at          , under the name of
     Alfred Brazzle     , in      Private, Co. B. 136" Regiment Illinois Infantry     , and was honorably
DISCHARGED      Do not know on account of discharge being lost     , having served ninety days or more, or was discharged for, or died in service of the United States of a disability incurred in the service in the line of duty, during the CIVIL WAR and who DIED      November 16th,     1 926      at      Richview, Illinois     
      That he also served in      none     
      THAT SHE WAS MARRIED to said soldier (or sailor)      October 7th, 1882     , under the name
of      Dolly A. Green     , at      Hickory Hill, Marion Co., Ill.      by      William H. Meador, J. P.     , that she had      not      been previously married, that he had      not      been previously married.
that neither she nor said soldier was ever married otherwise than stated above.
      That she was NOT divorced from the soldier (or sailor), and that she has NOT remarried since his death.
      That the following are the ONLY children OF THE SOLDIER (or sailor) who are now living and are under sixteen years of age :
      That she      did not      serve in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard of the United States between April 6, 1917, and July 2, 1921, or at any time during said period.
      That she has      not      heretofore applied for pension, the number of her former claim being         ; that said soldier (or sailor) was          a pensioner, the number of his pension certificate being      571694     
      { Two attending witnesses }
(1)      Elmer (his X mark) Brown     
           R. R. Irvington, Ill.     
(2)      Sarah (illegible)     
           Richview, Ill.     
     Dolly (her X mark) Brazzle     
     Richview, Illinois              
     Subscribed and sworn to before me this     1st      day of      December     , 192 6 , and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known and explained to the applicant before swearing, including the words      none      erased, and the words      none      added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
     R. J. Branson     
     Notary Public     
     Centralia, Ill.     
[L. S.] (Stamped)
U. S. Pension Office
Dec 3 1926
Validity accepted
as to execution
Chief, Record Division
Per J. M.

June 15, 1943
Veterans Administration
June 15, 1943
The Postmaster
Richview, Ill.
  Your File Reference
In reply refer to : DAC-B-X
XC-2, 747,232
Civil War
Dear Sir :
      A letter containing a pension check recently mailed to       Dolly Brazzle      
at       Richview, Illinois      
was returned from your office because of the payee's death.
      Please indicate the date of death, if known to or ascertainable by you, in the space below.
Very truly yours,
L. J. Johnston
Acting Director of Finance
The above name addressee died       May 17, 1943      
                 Louise O. Baldridge      
Finance Form 1160 (Stamped)
Jun 22 1943
Communications Div.
Ready for
June 23 1943
Deceased Beneficiaries
Accounts SubDiv
Per       W J J      

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