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Phillip Reuter
Civil War Pension Documents
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Johann Philip Reuter
December 12, 1824 - February 16, 1883
He stood 5' 8" tall with brown hair, dark eyes and a dark complexion.
Occupation : Blacksmith
Military Service:
      As Phillip Reuter, he served during the Civil War with the Union Army, with Co. G, 43rd Illinois Infantry Volunteers
      Enlisted on September 22, 1864 in Alton, IL. and he mustered in as a Private on September 22, 1864 in Alton, IL.
      Listed as "Renter"; he was transferred to Co. D, 43rd Illinois Consolidated Infantry
      Mustered out on July 1, 1865 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
 
For more about Johann Philip REUTER and Descendants
See also : Reuter Family of Elkton & Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois
 
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May 8, 1877
Adjutant General's Office      
Washington, D. C.         May 8,         1877
Sir,
      I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for
Pension No.         232 775        , and to return it herewith with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.
      It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office that         Philipp Reuter         was         drafted        
and mustered into service as a                on the         22         day of         Sept.         1864, at         Alton        ,
in the         43         Regiment of         Illinois         Volunteers, to serve         one         year.
On the Muster Roll of Co.         G        , of that Regiment for the months of         Nov. + Dec        , 1864,
he is reported       private present,     Roll of Company D, (to which transferred) for January and Feby. 1865,
reports him present.       Reported present on subsequent rolls.     Mustered out on det.. M. O. roll at Little Rock, Ark. July 7, 1865.     Rolls or Returns do not show any disability in his case.     Regt. was stationed at Little Rock during January 1865.        
I am, sir, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
        C. W. Benjamin        
Assistant Adjutant General
The Commissioner of Pensions,
Washington, D. C.

January 3, 1878
State of Illinois,
County of Washington
} ss. On this 3rd day of January A.D. 1878 before me
A Justice of Peace, in and for the County
and State aforesaid personally appeared Phillipp Reuter who being by me first duly sworn on oath declares that he is now applicant No. 232.775 for Orig. Inv. Pen. which application is still pending. That previous to his enlistment in the army he was a sound healthy able-bodied man and never needed any doctor. That the old doctor who sometimes doctored in his family and by whom he might have proved his soundness previous to and at the date of his enlistment is now dead. That his Captain has died since discharge and he knows not the present whereabouts of any commissioned officer by whom he can prove the time place and circumstances under which he contracted the disease on which he now claims pension. That he employed a doctor as soon as got home out of the army, and has been under treatment by doctors almost constantly since his discharge to the present date, but three of the doctors who have attended him since his discharge are now dead and that by said 3 doctors he was attended from the date he returned from the army tot he date Dr. Troutt began to treat him in 1874. That for these reasons the proofs filed herewith are the best it is possible for him to obtain and he prays his case his case may have final action hereon.
Reuter Sign Here  Phillipp Reuter
Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year first above written and I certify that I have no interest whatever either direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.
David Luke       (Seal)
Justice of Peace
State of Illinois,
County of    Washington  
} ss. I,       H. F. Reuter       Clerk of
the County Court, in and for said County, do hereby certify that       David Luke       Esq.,
whose name is subscribed to the       hereunto       annexed       affidavit       was,
at the time of       Execution       of Jany. 3, '78    the same, an acting Justice of the Peace, in and for
  said County, duly commissioned, sworn and authorized to take the same, and full faith and credit is due to all his official acts.
      In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said County Court, this       4th       day of
      January       A. D. 1878.
      H. F. Reuter                      
Clerk of the County Court

April 19, 1881
State of Illinois,
Washington County
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                        On this 19th Day of April AD 1881, Personally appears before me W. S. Hisey circuit clerk
Phillip Reuter aged 57 years, who being duly sworn according to law Declares that he is a pensioner of the United States duly enrolled at the Chicago Pension Agency, at the rate of $200 per month by reason of disability incurred in the Military Service of the United States Company "D" 43rd Reg Ills Inf. Vol that his present Physical Condition is such that he believes himself entitled to receive an increase pension : Also that he here with returns his present pension Certificate
He further declares that he is disabled in the following manner to wit : General Reumatism of a Chronic Character of the feet, legs, and hands + arms especially, and that he can scarcely walk and is totally disabled most of the time
That he hereby appoints Thomas S. LeCompte his attorney to prosecute his claim. That his residence is Elkton County of Washington and State of Illinois and his post office address is Elkton, Washington Co., Illinois
Phillipp Reuter, Claimant
Also personally appeared Emil Schmidt residing at Nashville, Ills and Wm Lane residing at Nashville, Ills
      Persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit and who being by me duly sworn, say : They were present and saw the Claimant sign his name to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of said Claimant, and their acquaince with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim
Emil Schmidt
Wm Lane
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 19th day of April A.D. 1881 and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration +c were fully made known to the Applicant and witnesses before swearing including and that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this Claim
W. S. Hisey, Clerk

March 16, 1883
State of Illinois,
St. Clair County
} ss. Certificate of Record of Marriage
      I,         Phillip Rhein         Clerk of the County Court of said County, hereby certify that
M.         Phillip Reuter         was married to M.         Phillipine Zwengel         in said County on the
        30th         day of         August         A. D. 1859 by         W. Schuls         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 Court, at my office in the
City of Belleville, this         16th         day of
        March         A. D. 1883
        Phillip Rhein        
Clerk of the County Court.

April 30, 1883
State of Illinois,
County of Washington
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                        In matter of date of birth of the children of John Phillip Reuter deceased personally came before me a Notary Public in and for aforesaid County and State
Henry Dunkhorst and Henry Stieg Trustees of the Evangelical Lutheran St. Paul Church of Elkton Ills. Who being first duly sworn depose and Says : - That they are Trustees of this aforesaid Church. That the Congregation is at present Without a Pastor.
That the following is a true and Correct Copy of the Church record in regard to the birth of the children of John Phillip and Phillipine Reuter = to wit : --
Gustave Adam Reuter Born Feb. 26th 1873.
Louis Wilhelm Henry Reuter Born Feb. 17th 1874.
Jane Waldine Reuter Born Sep. 25th 1877.
Edward Firdinand Reuter Born April 1st 1880.
Further deponints Sayeth not.
  Henry Dunkhorst       (Seal)
Henry Steig               (Seal)
Sworn To and Subscribed to this 30th day of April A.D. 1883.
  J. Rew. Kennedy
Notary Public
State of Illinois,
County of    Washington  
} ss. I,       H. F. Reuter       Clerk of the County
Court, in and for said County, do hereby certify that       J. Rew. Kennedy       Esq.,
whose name is subscribed to the proof of acknowledgment of the annexed instrument in writing, was, at the time of taking such proof of acknowledgment, a       Notary Public       in and for said County,
  duly commissioned, sworn and acting as such, and authorized to take the same; and further, that I am well acquainted with his handwriting, and verily believe that the signature to the said proof or acknowledgment is genuine; and further that the annexed instrument is executed and acknowledged according to the laws of the State of Illinois.
      In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court, at       Nashville       in said County, this
      30       day of       May       A. D. 1883.
      H. F. Reuter       Clerk

May 1, 1883
Declaration for Original Pension of a Widow -- Child or Children
under Sixteen years of age surviving.
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State of         Illinois         , County of         Washington        
      On this         1         day of         May         , A. D., one thousand eight hundred and       Eighty-three      
personally appeared before me         H. F. Reuter     Clerk of the County Court       
the same being a court of record within and for he county and state aforesaid         Phillipine Reuter        
aged         45         years, who, being being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by Acts of Congress granting pensions to widows ; That she is the widow of         Phillipp Reuter         who         enrolled         under the name         Phillipp Reuther        
at                 on the         22nd         day of         September         , A. D. 1864
in         Co. "D" 43rd Regiment of Illinois Infantry        
in the war of         The Rebellion         , who         contracted chronic Rheumatism in the Rebellion         who bore at the time of his death the rank of         Private         , in         the service of aforesaid         ; that she was married under the name of         Phillipine Zwengel         to said         Phillipp Reuter        
on the
      20       day of         August         A. D. 1859 by W. Schuls at         Fayetteville, St. Clair Co., Illinois       ,
there being no legal barrier to such marriage; that neither she nor her husband had been previously married,
that she has to the present date remained his widow ; that the following are the names and dates of birth all of his legitimate children yet surviving who are under sixteen years of age at the father's death, to wit :
His By Herself
Gustave Adam Reuter, bornFeby 26, 1872
Louis Wilhelm Reuter, bornFeby 17, 1874
Herman Walter Reuter, bornSept. 23, 1875
Jane Waldine Reuter, bornSept. 25, 1877
Edward Ferdinand Reuter, bornApril 1st, 1880
That she has not abandoned the support of any one of his children; but that they are still under her care or maintenance
that she has not in any manner been engaged in, or aided or abetted, the rebellion in the United States; that prior application has been filed     He draw a pension under Pension Certificate No. 162 744 of $ 800 for four month from June 9" 81 to date of his death    
that she hereby appoints         Thomas S. LeCompte         , her attorney to prosecute her claim ;
That her residence is       Elkhorn, Illinois      
and that her post office address is       Elkhorn, Washington Co., Illinois      
(Attest)       Philippine Reuter      
(Claimant's signature.)
      Henry Dunkhorst      
      George Vernor      
      Also personally appeared       Henry Dunkhorst       , residing in       Elkhorn, Illinois      
and       Judge George Vernor       residing in       Nashville, Ills.       ; persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn;
say that they were present and saw       Philippine Reuter       , the claimant, sign her name (make her mark) to the foregoing declaration; that hey have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be ; and that they have no interest in the presentation of this claim.
        Henry Dunkhorst      
      George Vernor         
(Signatures of witnesses.)
Sworn to and subscribed before me this       1st       day of       May       , A. D. 1883
and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, &c., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words , erased, and the words added, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim                                      
      H. F. Reuter      
      County Clerk      

October 4, 1915 - October 31, 1915 - January 4, 1916 - January 18, 1916
(stamped) OCT 4 1915        Jan 18, 1916      
To the Chief, Finance Division :
      You are hereby notified that check #       9486271       for $       36      
dated       Jan 4, 1916       , in favor of
post-office
Certificate #
Philippine Reuter,
Oakdale, Ill.
201379             C. W. WID
            R. F. D. 1.
Class       Civil War      
Section 2, has been returned to this post office by the Postmaster
with the information that the pensioner died       Oct. 31, 1915      
and said check has this day been canceled.
( D -3 )  Very respectfully,
           Guy O. Taylor,
                      Disbursing Clerk.


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