LAKE COUNTY INDIANA
On Furlough: Lt. M. Sheehan; George Foster and Jarius Jones of the 20th Indiana Regiment arrived at this place on Saturday last. [Crown Point Register; Thursday, Feb 19 1863]
Since our last issue, the following members of Company A, 73rd Indiana, have arrived home from Gallatin, Tenn: Charles Johnson, L.A. _owler, Jr., D.M. Barney, John Smith and Jasper Sprague - all of whom are discharged. [Crown Point Register; Thursday, March 5, 1863]
We are informed that Dr. S.R. Pratt has resigned his position as Surgeon of the 87th Indiana regiment and returned to his home in this place a few days since. [Crown Point Register; Thursday March 12, 1863]
Lt. Colonel Wheeler, formerly editor of this paper, has been commissioned as Colonel of the 20th Indiana, vice Valkenburg dismissed. [Crown Point Register; Thursday March 19, 1863]
CROWN POINT, Ind.. Aug. 30: The Ninety-ninth Indiana Volunteers of the civil war are holding their annual reunion in this city, and will continue until tomorrow evening. Delegations from all points have arrived on all trains. To-night they were entertained at the Central Music Hall with patriotic exercises and the soldier boys who fought at Santiago were not forgotten by the old timers, for they cheered them to an echo. Rev. D. R. Lucas, of Indianapolis, addressed the soldiers and brought to memory many incidents that occurred In 1863. [Indiana State Journal - 7 Sep 1898 - Submitted by B.Z.]
WILLIAM A. ACKERMAN, 83 Years Old February 24, 1910
Mr. Ackerman is the only surviving soldier who served in the Mexican war now living in Lake county, and one of only a few in the state [Submitted by M. Miller]
Schererville, Ind. Nov. 28 - Corporal Joseph Austgen, son of Mrs. Theresa Austgen, died of wounds received in action in France, according to word received by his mother. [From the Indianapolis Star, Friday November 29, 1918 - Transcribed by K. T.]
Hoosier is a Prisoner.
Ottawa, Nov. 28 --- The Canadian casualty list today contains the name of A. Nealy of Hammond, Ind, as being taken prisoner by the Huns. [From the Indianapolis Star, Friday November 29, 1918 - Transcribed by K. T.]
17 Enlist in U.S. Army
In the short time that Sgt. Robert Cramer, Hammond's new recruiting officer, has been here, the following 17 young men have enlisted:
Bennard Beckman, 18 years old, of Lowell, Ind., enlisted in aviation section U.S. Army.
Ralph Bonaski, 18 years old, of Valparaiso, Ind., enlisted in the Motor Transport.
Clarence Bickel, years old, of Hammond, enlisted in the Coast Artillery.
These three young men left on the 12:45 train this morning for Fort Thomas, Ky.
The following 14 men left several days ago: Jose Einsele, age 18; William Martin, age 22; A.E. Kalwa, age 18; John McGuired, age 18; Ralph E. Lee, age 19; James J. Penney, age 18, A.E. Barrett, aged 18; Herman Gilley, age 18; G.E. Harding, age 24; Dewitt Woodrum, age 18; William Whitlow, age 19; Vincent Durante, age 19; Charles Mayhew, age 19, and Carl C. Young, age 18. Harding and Martin have been in the army before. [The Lake County times. (Hammond, Ind.), 19 March 1919]
The following Lake county soldiers wounded in action, have just returned from France, and were sent to the U.S. Army Hospital at West Baden for treatment, all of whom however, were able to walk to the ambulances conveying them to the hospital on Sunday last:
Private Andrew Verrth, Co. B, 39th Inf., East Chicago
Private T.H. Gillman, Co. B., 28th Inf., Hammond
Private Frank L. Johnson, Co. I., 116th Inf., Hobart
Corporal Raymond L. Portier, 40th Eng., Hammond
Corp. Albert G. Scheunaman, Co. I, 4th Inf., Gary
[The Lake County Times. (Hammond, Ind.), 19 March 1919; Sub by KT]