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Polk County, Iowa

Polk County, Iowa
1883 Pensioners On The Roll

Name of Pensioner No. of Certificate Post Office Address Cause For Which Pensioned Monthly Rate $ Date of Original Allowance
Albee, Timothy M 116418 Des Moines spinal irritation 8.00
Alexander, Wm L 213577 Des Moines w.l. arm 4.25 June 1882
Allard, Lucy 64289 Sevastopol widow 8.00
Allbock, Edward W 10102 Des Moines loss r. leg 24.00 Dec 1862
Allen, Silas D. A 35696 Des Moines g.s.w. of head 8.00
Anderson, George D 212166 Des Moines chr. diarr 4.00 June 1882
Anderson, James 196820 Des Moines chr. diarr 6.00 Oct 1881
Anderson, Milton 93489 Des Moines amp. r. thigh 24.00
Ash, Wm H II 71671 Des Moines w.r. hand 4.00
Atkins, Augusta M 190011 Des Moines widow 8.00 Oct 1880
Baker, Rebecca C 184521 E Des Moines widow 8.00 June 1879
Barcus, Jacob H 83649 Des Moines w.r. shr 6.50
Barnes, Electra 148962 Des Moines dep mother 8.00 Mar 1871
Barnum, Mary E 2406 Des Moines widow 8.00 Oct 1867
Battles, Bena L 18086 Mitchellville w.l. hand 8.00
Bayhill, Martin 88784 Des Moines w.r. leg 2.66
Beechtol, Jared 18643 Polk City w.r. arm 4.00
Benson, Geo A 37794 Des Moines w.l. arm 8.00
Beorry, John H 46058 Mitchellville loss both arms 72.00
Bishard, Dan'l C 159697 Altoona w.r. knee 18.00 Jan 1878
Bliss, Warren E 61734 Des Moines w.l. arm 18.00
Bober, Sm J 59327 Des Moines w.l. groin 5.33
Booker, James W 66013 Des Moines total blindness 72.00
Bowles, Joseph 169816 Des Moines partial deafness 4.00 June 1880
Briggs, Maria 59571 Des Moines widow 8.00 Nov 1867
Brown, Alexander S 125753 Des Moines injury to abdomen 6.00
Brown, Zachariah A 153276 Des Moines varicose veins r. leg 8.00 May 1878
Brubaker, Benj F 169529 Des Moines w.r. thigh 4.00 June 1880
Bruce, James 145645 Altoona w.r. side thorax 4.00
Burns, Sarah A 150089 Tyner widow 8.00 May 1871
Burtch, Wm L 191389 Des Moines dep father 8.00 Mar 1881
Bywater, Geo W 104861 Des Moines w.r. arm 4.25
Caldwell, Noble B 162169 Adelphi w.r. leg 4.00 Aug 1879
Canfield, John 162179 Ridgedale g.s.w. of thigh 6.00 Aug 1879
Carey, Peter V 39418 Des Moines w.r. hand 18.00
Carpenter, Edmie M 57213 Des Moines w.r. hand 2.00
Carpenter, Horace G 79783 Des Moines w.l. thigh & inj to abd 8.00
Carson, Marg't 164164 Des Moines dep mother 8.00 Mar 1874
Carter, James M 44971 Des Moines w. spine 18.00
Chaddock, Wm R 136811 Des Moines w.r. thigh & knee 8.00
Chamness, Allen L 206343 Saylorsville nasal catarrh 2.00 Apr 1882
Chapman, Wm S 80103 Des Moines loss r thumb 4.00
Chenoweth, Mary M 163720 Des Moines dep mother 8.00 Jan 1874
Chrisman, Lorenzo V 51445 Des Moines w.l. side 4.00
Christ, Cath 4544 Des Moines dep mother 8.00 Aug 1863
Christy, Miles C 100486 Des Moines w.l. leg 8.00
Christy, Wm 59622 Des Moines w.l. shoulder 15.00
Clampitt, Rich'd M 163446 Des Moines partial deafness 2.00 Nov 1879
Clark, Whiting S 37251 Des Moines w.l. arm & l. side 20.00 Jan 1865
Cole, Lyman M 154548 E Des Moines injury to abdomen 4.00 Aug 1878
Collier, Leonard 18730 Des Moines loss r thigh

Comeggs, Cornelius M 170578 Altoona dis. eyes 4.00 June 1880
Condit, Abby A 21159 Des Moines dep mother 8.00 May 1864
Conner Sam'l 18266 Peoria City dis. eyes 4.00
Cook, Marg't 1129 Des Moines widow 8.00 Mar 1868
Cooley, Jane 8861 Des Moines widow 1812 8.00 Sept 1878
Corison, Cath 9283 Des Moines widow 8.00 July 1867
Cory, John W 175237 Altoona partial loss rt thumb 4.00 Oct 1880
Cory, Willard 25691 Des Moines loss r. arm 24.00
Cottrell, Benj F 156816 Mitchellville injury to abdomen 4.00 Dec 1878
Cox, Jacob H 173537 Des Moines injury to abdomen 8.00
Crocker, Charlotte D 74057 Des Moines widow 30.00 Mar 1874
Cutlip, James H 16997 Des Moines w.l. ankle 4.00
David, Joshua 86453 Des Moines chr. diarr 4.00
Detwiler, John W 223752 Des Moines w.l. thigh 2.00 Dec 1882
DeWitt, Geo C 196757 Des Moines w.l. thigh 4.00 Oct 1881
Dillon, Rob't 199421 Des Moines dis r. leg from typhoid fever 8.00 Dec 1881
Dooley, John 183973 Adelphi dis of lungs 2.00 Mar 1881
Douglass, Cameron 53617 Des Moines w.r. shoulder 4.00
Drake, Oliver 7478 Des Moines w.r. ankle 4.00
Dunlap, Eliz 41180 Peoria City widow 8.00 Oct 1867
Durant, Jacob 128983 Des Moines w.l. arm 3.00
Edwards, Jackson 157959 Des Moines loss sight r eye 4.00 Mar 1879
Elliott, Henry 180729 Des Moines chr. diarr 8.00 Jan 1881
Elliott, Saml M 163904 Des Moines varicose veins r. leg 3.75 Dec 1879
Ellison, Sarah 62575 Des Moines widow 8.00 Sept 1867
Englebert, Jacob L 187814 Des Moines dis. eyes 12.75 May 1881
Errald, Robt D 69762 Des Moines chr. diarr 4.00 Apr 1881
Evans, George H 220842 Des Moines g.s.w. of abdomen 4.00 Nov 1882
Felix, Leonard G 192309 Mitchellville dis. eyes 4.00 July 1881
Fike, Don 181404 Des Moines scurvy 8.00 Jan 1881
Finsley, Wm H 62578 Des Moines w.r. thigh 8.00
Fisher, Peter 114181 E Des Moines w.r. hip 6.00
Fliessback, Maria S C 132389 Des Moines widow 8.00
Fountain, Francis C 23966 Des Moines dis. lungs 4.00
Frame, Randolph 107542 Des Moines w.r. arm & shoulder 8.00
Frazier, Geo 185211 Des Moines chr. diarr 4.00 Mar 1881
Gallagher, Edwin S 87669 Des Moines w.r. hand & forearm 18.00
Gibson, John 195953 Peoria City dis. heart 2.00 Sep 1881
Graham, Barbara A 110986 Commerce widow 8.00 Apr 1868
Graham, John S 150657 Des Moines w.l. forearm 1.00 Jan 1878
Gray, John L 209995 Des Moines w.r. breast 2.00 May 1882
Greene, Irene E 1431 Des Moines dep mother 8.00 Apr 1863
Gregg, Playford 152289 Des Moines w. neck 4.00 Apr 1878
Griffeth, Isaac W 3257 Des Moines loss r. arm 24.00
Hahnenkratt, Jacob F 134102 Des Moines w.r. hip 2.00
Hall, Adam C 181750 Des Moines dis. lungs 4.00 Jan 1881
Hall, John S 155930 Altoona w.r. arm 2.00 Oct 1878
Hammer, Graves B 141995 Des Moines varicose veins r leg 10.00
Hammeth, Grace 174436 Des Moines widow 8.00 July 1876
Harter, Thos J 14355 Des Moines w.r. arm 6.00
Hartney, John 154225 Des Moines w.l. forearm 2.00
Hartrock, Cecelia 91979 E Des Moines widow 8.00 Mar 1867
Harvey, Joanna M 195333 Des Moines widow 8.00 Apr 1882
Hawk, Lewis S 159476 Elkhart atrophy l. leg, result of fever sore 6.00 Apr 1879
Hawkins, Stephen E 147553 Des Moines w.l. hand 2.00 Aug 1877
Hempton, Dan'l 209306 Saylorsville chr diarr 5.00 May 1882
Herrick, Oscar D 103490 Saylorsville w.l. thumb 2.00
Herring, Milton 192563 Des Moines dis. lungs 8.00 Jul 1881
Herron, Kate H 145800 Mitchellville widow 8.00
Hipwell, George 18346 Des Moines wd of back 4.00
Hitchcock, Freeman 189578 Commerce chr. diarr 2.00 June 1881
Holt, James T 62785 Des Moines w.l. leg 4.00
Hopkins, Mildred 127128 Des Moines widow 8.00 Apr 1869
Horton, Alfred M 66501 Des Moines w.r. eye & l. thigh 24.00 June 1866
Houser, Sarah H 184889 Polk City dep mother 8.00 July 1879
Howe, Wm B 25047 Des Moines w.l. hip & pelvis 72.00
Huffman, Eliz 68679 Cope dep mother 8.00 Apr 1867
Hunt, Bina C 100778 Des Moines widow 20.00 Nov 1873
Hunt, Joseph 45384 Des Moines w.l. forearm 14.00
Hunt, Wm A 35583 Des Moines loss r arm 24.00
Ingalls, Frances 15009 Des Moines widow 8.00
Irwin, Wm 16989 Des Moines w.r. arm 18.00
Jones, Joel S 170444 Des Moines loss part 4th toe r. foot 2.00 June 1880
Keeley, Francis N 100288 Des Moines hypertrophy heart 8.00
Kenney, Martin 32519 Des Moines loss r. arm 24.00
Kindred, Addison P 215957 Des Moines ch diar, dis. abd. vis, var veins l.leg & thigh

King, Rebecca 187001 Avon Station dep mother 8.00 Feb 1880
King, Truman R 119415 Saylorsville w.l. leg 2.00
Knowlton, Caroline E 41241 Des Moines dep mother 8.00 Feb 1865
Lang, John C 75588 Des Moines w. abdomen 6.00
Laverty, James E 65610 Des Moines inj to abd & l. thigh 3.00
Leonard, Rhoda 15610 Des Moines dep mother 8.00 Mar 1864
Lewis, Geo H 28253 Des Moines w.l. knee 8.00
Lisk, David 169841 Des Moines dis. lungs 4.00 June 1880
Lock, Joshua F 72641 E Des Moines w. face & neck 18.00
Lockhart, Wm. C 193706 Des Moines dis. heart 8.00 July 1881
Longley, Emily 27921 Des Moines widow 1812 8.00 Nov 1879
Looby, John H 116164 Des Moines w.arm & chest 50.00
Loyttle, David T 101486 Des Moines w. abdomen 4.00
Lucas, Daniel 111391 Des Moines loss r. eye 6.00
Ludington, Wm W 117159 Des Moines w. back 6.00
Lumley, Margaret L R 70734 Des Moines widow 8.00
Mains, Alex C 12683 Des Moines g.s.w. both thighs 6.00 Sept 1879
Marsh, Giles 36093 Des Moines inj to foot 18.00
Marsh, Lewis 39603 Des Moines loss l. arm above elbow 24.00
Martin, Geo W 16698 Des Moines w.r. knee 6.00
McCall, Eliz 21227 Polk City widow 1812 8.00 Mar 1879
McCreery, Frank 158129 Des Moines w.r. foot 1.00 Mar 1879
McDonald, Henry I 111042 Polk City w.r. arm 4.25
McDonnell, Michael 22026 Des Moines dis. heart 2.00
McGarrough, Joseph D 79174 Des Moines w. abdomen 4.00
McMullen, Philander 205504 Des Moines w. abdomen 4.00 Mar 1882
McNulty, Rob't 41929 Des Moines w.l. forearm 14.00
McQueen, Ellen 186505 Altoona widow 8.00 Jan 1880
Merrill, Sam'l 170014 Des Moines w. both thighs 20.00 June 1880
Metteer, Zilpoh 29451 Mitchellville widow 1812 8.00 May 1880
Miller, Lorenzo D 170037 Polk City chr diarr & dis heart 4.00 June 1880
Miller, Peter 64786 Mitchellville w.l. hand 3.75
Mills, James W 45877 Des Moines w. back 8.00
Mills, Maria L 37965 Des Moines widow 17.00 Mar 1878
Mitchell, Milton 33446 Des Moines w. head 2.00
Monroe, Nathaniel A 190300 Mitchellville varicose veins r. leg 8.00 June 1881
Moore, John J 205258 Des Moines dis. of abdominal viscera 4.00 Mar 1882
Moore, Leman 134779 Des Moines impaired vision both eyes 2.00
Morgan, James H 162527 Polk City dis. of eyes 2.00 Oct 1879
Morgan, Thos 10317 Des Moines loss l. arm 24.00
Morris, Thos M 144460 Des Moines chr. rheum 4.00
Murray, John 181070 Des Moines minor 10.00 May 1878
Myrick, John M 12142 Des Moines
8.00 June 1863
Nesbit, Lucinda 11945 Des Moines widow 8.00 Mar 1867
Newell, Wm M 81914 Des Moines w.r. hip 17.00
Nicholas, Sarah 18517 Des Moines widow 1812 8.00 Apr 1864
Nicholl, Geo C 205869 Des Moines w.r. thigh 2.00 Mar 1882
Nichols, Geo H 208858 Des Moines chr. diarr 4.00 May 1882
Nolan, Rachel 118390 Des Moines widow 8.00 Sept 1868
O'Bleness, Sarah 11904 Des Moines widow 8.00 Mar 1868
Owen, Nath 173669 Des Moines w.l. chest 4.00 Sept 1880
Paddock, Levi 80295 Mitchellville w.r. arm 4.00 Apr 1867
Palmer, Anna M 41085 Des Moines widow 8.00 Apr 1869
Parker, Wm H 18071 Des Moines w.r. thigh & knee 12.00
Parvin, Alexander M 173583 Des Moines w.r. arm 1.00
Payne, John J 108860 Des Moines inj to back 2.00 Sept 1880
Peck, Fillman 131664 Mitchellville rheum 14.00
Peer, Sarah 105435 Ridgedale dep mother 8.00 Dec 1867
Penn, Wm H 50343 Des Moines w.r. side 8.00
Pierce, Taylor 219810 Des Moines w.r. hand 2.00 Oct 1882
Pierson, Marg't A 80053 Levey widow 8.00 Jan 1870
Porter, John 59752 Des Moines w.r. hand 4.00
Quane, Eliz
Des Moines widow 8.00
Quiner, Nancy
Des Moines widow 8.00
Reagan, Wm S 88195 Peoria City w. thorax & res dis heart 14.00
Redfield, Achsa 50333 Des Moines widow 30.00 Nov 1873
Reel, Patience S 50948 Des Moines widow 17.00 Nov 1873
Rhodes, Ann 17257 Grimes widow 8.00
Riddle, Wm 192703 E Des Moines w.l. thigh 2.00 July 1881
Roberts, John M 165489 Des Moines inj to r. wrist 2.00 Mar 1880
Robinson, Augustus R 108778 Des Moines w.l. thigh 4.00
Rodgers, Joseph R 90817 Des Moines opthalmia 6.00
Rossell, Lawrence 164636 Des Moines w. face 2.00 Feb 1880
Rule, Cath 89330 Ridgedale dep mother 8.00 Jan 1867
Ryan, Patrick 56384 Des Moines w.l. arm & shoulder 12.00
Sadler, Joseph 200257 Mitchellville w.l. shoulder 4.00 Jan 1882
Salisbury, Benj L 111599 Polk City dis. heart & lungs 6.00
Sallada, Wm H 55853 Des Moines loss both eyes 72.00
Samm, Axim J 167207 Des Moines chr. rheum 4.00 Apr 1880
Saylor, Thos J 135914 Saylorsville dis. heart res of rheum 8.00
Scholes, David A 148617 Des Moines w.l. thumb 1.00 Oct 1877
Scott, May 63445 Des Moines widow 8.00 Oct 1867
Seaman, Frederick 127885 Des Moines w.r. lung 8.00
Searle, Geo L 221185 Des Moines w.l. hip 2.00 Nov 1882
Serrin, John R 117254 Des Moines w.l. knee 4.00
Sevim, Wm G 166833 Polk City w. face 4.00 Apr 1880
Shackelford, John H 99280 Elkhart inj muscle l. leg & hip 4.00
Shea, John R 139028 Des Moines injury to abdomen 4.00
Shearer, John R 171879 Des Moines par.loss l.thumb 2.00 July 1880
Shelledy, James A 169197 Des Moines w.l. foot 1.00 June 1880
Sherman, Buren R 125721 Des Moines w.l. groin 7.50
Shetterly, Edwin P 136081 Des Moines w.r. foot 1.00
Shiffler, Rob't 130890 Ridgedale w.r. arm 4.00
Shockey, Valentine A 115151 Des Moines w.l. shoulder 18.00
Shumier, Dan'l 124216 Des Moines w.l. wrist & l. hand 8.00
Sisk, Jane T 56132 Des Moines dep mother 8.00 Sept 1865
Slate, May E 4763 Des Moines widow 8.00 Mar 1868
Smith, Celia 25479 Des Moines widow 1812 8.00 July 1879
Smith, Edw'd C 201274 Des Moines w.l. ankle 2.00 Jan 1882
Smith, Henry 64851 E Des Moines w.r. leg 4.00
Smith, Philander 20486 Des Moines w.r. arm 4.00
Snyder, John H 162744 E Des Moines w.l. thigh & r. knee 3.00 Oct 1879
Soffell, Eliz V 89783 Altoona widow 8.00 Feb 1867
Spotts, Fred'k 101769 Des Moines w.l. eye 4.00
St Clair, Alexander
Des Moines dis. of abdominal viscera 11.25
Steele, Moses P 168408 Des Moines par. loss r. index finger 2.00 May 1880
Stewart, John J 149953 Des Moines loss r. index finger 2.00 Dec 1877
Summery, Henry B 171183 Polk City w.l. leg 2.00 July 1880
Taylor, James B 118004 Des Moines w.l. shoulder 4.00
Taylor, Thos M 44212 Des Moines w.l. femur & effects 18.00
Thompson, Damaris 84533 Des Moines dep mother 8.00 Sept 1866
Thornley, Edward 112582 Saylorsville chr diarr 4.00
Toll, Spencer L 129418 Des Moines w.r. breast 2.00
Tregea, Leonard 197177 Des Moines partial deafness 6.00 Oct 1881
Tullis, John S 42868 Des Moines w.l. arm 15.00
Tuttle, James M 172921 Des Moines injury to abdomen 30.00 Aug 1880
Ulrich, George D 210951 Des Moines wd of left leg 2.00 June 1882
Uncles, Susannah L 156721 Des Moines dep mother 8.00 Mar 1872
Updegraff, Sarah 22261 Des Moines widow 1812 8.00 May 1864
Vanderburgh, John W 42470 Des Moines w.r. forearm 14.00
Waggoner, Josephus 169066 Mitchellville varicose veins r. leg 8.00 June 1880
Waldo, Jas A 41551 Des Moines w.l. forearm 5.00
Walker, Wm H 56554 Mitchellville w. face 5.33
Walters, John 129731 Des Moines w.r. hand 3.00
Warner, Fred'k A 20211 Des Moines w.l. elbow 14.00
Warner, Lawson S 167869 Des Moines w.r. index finger 12.00 May 1880
Warren, Daniel G 184305 Des Moines w.r. side 4.00 Mar 1881
Watrous, Chas L 17615 Des Moines w.l. forearm 15.00
West, Hannah 141524 Des Moines dep mother 8.00 Mar 1870
Westfall, Sarah A 9162 Des Moines widow 17.00
Weston, Alfred C
Des Moines sunstroke 8.00 May 1880
Whinnery, Columbus 27852 Des Moines w.l. lumbar region 4.00
White, Christopher C 72028 Des Moines w.l. arm 5.33
Whitlock, Thos B 62366 Des Moines w.l. shoulder 5.00
Wilber, James G 117790 Commerce w.r. leg 6.00
Wilkins, James E 166563 Des Moines chr. diarr 10.00 Apr 1880
Williams, Bagley 192720 Des Moines chr. diarr 4.00 Jul 1881
Willson, John 221498 Des Moines w.l. hip & leg 4.00 Nov 1882
Wilson, Homer A 169052 Des Moines minor 10.00 Dec 1879
Wilson, John E. C. 188501 Greenwood w.l. arm 2.00 May 1881
Wissner, John 44527 Des Moines w.l. arm & shoulder 4.00
Worth, Eliz A 56252 Des Moines widow 8.00 Oct 1868
Wright, Eliza 162348 Des Moines dep mother 8.00 May 1873
Young, Amos 30570 Des Moines w.r. leg 6.00

[Transcribed by Valerie Brown]


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