SURNAME "B" BIOGRAPHIES


PHILO BALDWIN
Philo enlisted as a Private from Bridge Creek, Wisconsin into Company I 30th Wisconsin Infantry on 14 August 1862. He was discharged on 5 Sep 1865 with a disability. He started receiving his pension on 11 August 1870 and his wife, Mary, started receiving a widow's pension on 20 July 1893. In 1890 he was living in Felton. Burial, Tombstone Picture


FELIX BATTLES
In some records his given name is Phelix. He was born in 1845 in Mississippi. He enlisted as a Private in Company G, 18th Regiment Infantry U. S. Colored Troops on 8 August 1864 in St. Paul. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 November 1864 and was mustered out on 7 August 1865 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Felix started receiving his pension on 5 May 1905. He is recorded as living in Moorhead from 1880 to 1905 Census reports. Felix died in 1907 in Moorhead and is buried in Moorhead Riverside Cemetery. Burial, Tombstone Picture


BERNHARD BAUERS
Some spellings of the surname are without the S. Bernhard enlisted in Company K 48th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment as a Corporal on 13 March 1865 while residing in Buffalo. He was promoted to Full Sergeant. He was discharged on 24 Mar 1866. He lived in Barnesville in the 1890 Veterans Census.


BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BAUMGARDNER
Benjamin's records sometimes give his given name as Frank or Franklin. He was born 1844 in Wayne County, Ohio and is a brother to John Wesley Baumgardner of Clay County. He enlisted in Company D 86th Ohio Regiment as a Private on 16 June 1863 from Clinton, Wayne County, Ohio. He was mustered out on 10 February 1864. From 1890 through 1930 census reports he was living in Clay County. He started receiving his pension on 14 August 1906. He died on 12 March 1932 in Clay County. His wife's (Emma) tombstone is in Elkton Cemetery engraved that she is the wife of B. F. Baumgardner. Burial.


JOHN WESLEY BAUMGARDNER
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John was born in 1846 in Ohio and is a brother to Benjaman Franklin Baumgardner of Clay County. He enlisted in Company F 102nd Ohio Infantry
Regiment as a Private on 6 September 1862. He was promoted to Full Corporal on 30 May 1865 and mustered out on 30 June 1865 in Nashville, Tennessee. From 1900 through 1920 census reports he was living in Barnesville. He started receiving his pension on 29 July 1890 and his wife Martha started receiving a widow's pension in 1922. John died on 2 June 1922 in Clay County. He is buried in Barnesville City Cemetery.
Burial, Tombstone Picture.


STEPHEN D. BENEDICT
Stephen was born 22 October 1840. He enlisted as a Private in Company C 14th Wisconsin Regiment from Butte des Morts, Winnebago County, Wisconsin on 8 September 1861. He was promoted to Full Principal Musician on 28 December 1863 and mustered out on 9 October 1865 at Mobile, Alabama. Stephen started receiving his pension on 30 March 1890. His wife Sarah started receiving a widows pension on 23 January 1895. Both pensions were in Minnesota. Stephen died on 26 October 1894 and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery at Sabin. Burial, Tombstone Picture


WILLIAM JOSEPH BODKIN
In addition to the extensive biography linked below: William served in the Civil War under the alias of William J. Anderson. He enlisted as a Corporal on 7 August 1862 in Company E, 104th Illinois Infantry Regiment and was released as a Sergeant on 6 June 1865 in Washington, D. C. He started receiving his pension on 12 July 1865 and his wife, Inger, started receiving a widow's pension on 1 June 1916. William died on 1 May 1916 is buried at Prairie Home Cemetery, in Moorhead.
Burial, Portrait, Tombstone Picture.
Biography from History of Clay and Norman Counties, Minnesota, Volume II - Biographies (1918).


JOHN BOLTZ
John was born 18 August 1844 in Luxembourg. He enlisted from Waumandee, Wisconsin in Company K, 48th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment on 8 March 1865 and mustered out on 24 March 1866. He started receiving his pension on 1 September 1885 and his wife Anna started receiving a widow's pension 20 June 1901. John died on 2 June 1901 in Moorhead. He is buried in Saint Marys Cemetery in Barnesville. Burial, Tombstone Picture.


SHERMAN W. BRONSON
Sherman enlisted as a Private in Company C, 29th Ohio Infantry on 26 August 1861 and was discharged with a disability on 10 January 1863. He then enlisted in the 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery on 16 February 1864 and was mustered out on 27 September 1865. In 1883 he was living in Hawley. He started receiving his pension on 13 July 1863 and his wife, Sarah, started receiving a widow's pension on 19 July 1918. Sherman died at the Dayton Ohio National Home for Disabled Volunteers on 31 January 1908 and is buried there. Burial, Tombstone Picture.


WILLIAM BUCK, JR.
William enlisted as a Private in Company M 1st Maine Cavalry on 31 October 1861 and was mustered ourt on 25 November 1864. He started drawing his pension on 20 May 1889. He lived in Felton in 1890. William died on 30 August 1908 in Douglas County, Oregon and is buried at the Roseburg National Cemetery. Burial, Tombstone Picture


CHARLES BUCKMAN
Charles was a 1st Lieutenant in the Civil War. He signed up on 18 October 1862 with Co I, 30th Wisconsin Infantry. He was discharged on 20 September 1865. He started drawing his pension on 15 December 1891 and his wife, Rebecca, started receiving a widow's pension on 18 February 1895. In 1890 he was living in Felton. He is buried in Ada, Norman County. Burial, Tombstone Picture


WILLIAM FRANK BURLEY
William was born 22 February 1840. He enlisted as a Private in Company B 2nd Iowa Cavalry 31 August 1861. He was promoted to Full 4th Corporal on 1 November 1864 and mustered out on 19 September 1865 at Selma, Alabama. William started receiving his pension on 30 June 1880. His wife Emma started receiving a widows pension on 27 Jan 1911 and Lloyd B. Burley started receiving a minor pension on 18 April 1930. William died on 2 January 1911 and is buried in Moorhead. Burial, Tombstone Picture


JOHN HENRY BURRILL
Extensive biography information is provided in below links: John was born on 2 August 1842 in Abbot, Piscataquis County, Maine and died on 12 June 1906 in Moorhead. While in Wisconsin he started receiving his civil war pension on 18 March 1891 and then his wife, Jane, started receiving a widow's pension on 29 June 1906 in Minnesota.
From "A History of the Second Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, in the War of Rebellion, Chapter VII, June 27 to August 22, 1862, published 1896; "BURRILL, John Co. A; b. Abbott, Me.; age 19; res. Fitzwilliam; enl. April 25, '61, for 3 mos.; not must. in; re-enl. May 22, '61, for 3 yrs.; must. in May 31, '61; must. out June 21, '64; re-enl. for 1 year, Feb. 1, '65; cred. Troy; assigned to Co. C; must. out Dec. 19, '65. P.O. ad., Hawley, Minn." A picture and comment written by John in the above book can be found here.
A biography of John is contained in the "History of Clay and Norman Counties, Minnesota, Volume II - Biographies (1918)" and an excerpt can be found here.
John is buried in the Hawley Cemetery. Burial, Tombstone Picture


HALVOR H. BURTNESS
Halvor was born 19 January 1845 in Norway. His Civil War records list him as Halvor Helgerson. He enlisted as a Private in Company H 33rd Regiment Wisconsin Infantry on 21 August 1862 and was mustered out 9 August 1865. He is listed in the 1890 Veterans Schedule, the 1900 Census and the 1910 Census as living in Ulen. He started drawing his pension on 20 May 1891 and his wife Annie started drawing a widow's pension on 18 February 1919. Halvor died on 19 December 1918 and is buried in Ulen's Bethlehem Lutheran cemetery. Burial, Tombstone & Family Pictures
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From the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum:
BURTNESS, HALVOR H. Residence: Rock Prairie, Wisconsin. Born 19 Jan 1845 at Nes, Hallingdal, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted in 1863. Post war: Lived at Ulen, Minnesota. Died 9 Dec 1918. Sources: (Ulvestad p274) (Great grandson Narv Somdahl, Bloomington, Minnesota).

HELGERSON, HALVOR WI 33rd Inf Co H. Residence: Plymouth, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 57, heavy build. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Plymouth. Mustered 18 Oct 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin. Bounty paid at muster $25 (of $100 total). Private. Left sick at Memphis, Tennessee, 26 Nov 1862. Sources: (WHA Series 1200 box 151-10,14; red book vol 38)