Michael was born May 1838 in Germany. He enlisted as a Sargeant in Company K 48th Wisconsin Infantry on 8 March 1865 from Waumandee, Wisconsin. He was mustered out on 24 March 1866. From 1890 through 1910 census, records have him living in the Sabin area. He started receiving his pension on 20 November 1890. His wife Anna, started receiving a widow's pension on 13 December 1913. Michael died on 28 October 1913 and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Sabin. Burial, Tombstone Picture

Peter was born 20 February 1835 in Luxembourg. There are other records which indicate his birth date as 28 December 1836. He enlisted in Company F, 9th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment on 4 November 1861, promoted to Full Sargeant and mustered out on 3 December 1864. He then joined Company K, 48th Wisconsin Infantry on 8 March 1865, promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 9 November 1865 and then mustered out on 24 March 1866. From 1900 through 1920 census, records have him living in Barnesville. He started receiving his pension on 7 June 1889. His wife Cecelia, started receiving a widow's pension on 24 March 1925. Peter died on 26 February 1923 and is buried in Owatonna, Steele County, Minnesota. Burial, Obituary, Tombstone Picture

In addition to the extensive biography linked below: John enlisted on 4 November 1861 as a Private in Minnesota 1st Light Artillery Battalion and mustered out on 30 June 1865. He started receiving his pension on 25 June 1888 and his wife, Wilhelmina, started receiving a widow's pension on 15 June 1918. John died on 9 May 1918 in Barnesville and is buried at Rosemound Cemetery.
Burial, Tombstone Picture.
Biography (includes portrait) from History of Clay and Norman Counties, Minnesota, Volume II - Biographies (1918).

Henry was born 5 June 1847 in Canada. He enlisted on 26 August 1864 into Company C, 3rd New York Cavalry Regiment. He mustered out on 7 June 1865. In 1883 he was living in Barnesville. He started receiving his pension on 3 September 1890. His daughter, Sarah, started receiving a pension on 30 November 1914. Henry died 7 October 1914 in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County where he is buried. Burial, Tombstone Picture.

Ira was born in 1843 in Ray, Michigan. He enlisted from Petosi, Missouri into Company M, 3rd Missouri State Militia Cavalry on 18 November 1863. He was discharged as a 1st Sergeant on 13 July 1865 at Benton Barracks, Missouri. He started receiving his pension on 18 August 1890. In 1890 he was living in Georgetown. Ira spent several different time periods in National Homes for Disabled Volunteers and the last recorded discharge was from the Virginia Home on 4 February 1931.


From the History of Clay and Norman Counties (1918), Page 89:
Edgar B. McColgin. postmaster of the village of Downer, in Clay county, and the proprietor of a well-improved farm of one hundred and sixty acres adjoining that village, is a native of the old Keystone state, but has been a resident of the Red River country and of Clay county since he was twenty-four years of age. He was born on a farm in Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, April 14. 1872, son of Thomas and Mary (Marshall) McColgin, both natives of that same state and the former of whom is still living there, being now past ninety years of age. Thomas McColgin served as a soldier of the Union during the Civil War, a member of a Pennsylvania regiment. He and his wife were the parents of nine children, Oscar, William, Luella, Anna, Elizabeth, Grant, Totton, Edgar and one who died in infancy. Thomas McColgin and wife were members of the Presbyterian church and their children were reared in that faith.
Reared on the home farm in his native Pennsylvania, Edgar B. McColgin received his schooHng in the schools of that neighborhood and for two terms taught school there. He continued to make his home there, helping in the cultivation of the home farm, until he was twenty-four years of age, when, in 1896, he came to Minnesota with a view to estalilishing himself as a farmer up here in the Red River country, and located in Clay county. Two years later he married and after his marriage established his home on a farm southeast of Hawley, where he remained until about 1905, when he moved to his present quarter-section farm in the vicinity of Downer, where he ever since has been actively- engaged in general farming and stock raising and has done well. For years Mr. McColgin has given his close attention to local civic affairs, for some time served as a member of the board of township supervisors and is the present treasurer of Elkton township. On January 1, 1910, he was commissioned postmaster of Downer and has ever since occupied that position. In that same year he bought a store at Downer and has since continued to manage the same, at the same time giving his general direction to the management of his well-kept farm. Mr. McColgin is a member of the local lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at the neighlioring village of Baker and takes a warm interest in the affairs of the same.
On December 7, 1898, Edgar B. McColgin was united in marriage to Anna Mix, daughter of Charles Mix and wife, of Clay county, and to this union four children have been born, Thomas, Totten, Elohama and William. The McColgins have a very pleasant home and give proper attention to the ciimmunity's general social affairs.

His government provided tombstone has his surname as Middaugh but most all other records show Middagh. William was born 25 December 1842 in Illinois. His service in the Civil War is unclear but records seem to indicate that he enlisted at two different times and in between those times he received a pension. Under the surname Middagh he enlisted in Company A 45th Regiment Illinois Infantry on 20 November 1861 and was discharged on 18 August 1862. He started receiving a pension on 9 July 1863 in Minnesota. Under the surname Middaugh he enlisted in Company F 17th Illinois Calvary on 4 January 1864 and discharged on 18 December 1865. Both of the enlistments were from Woodbine, Illinois. He was appointed the Rollag Postmaster in 1882 and again in 1884. In the 1890 Veterans Schedule he is living in Rollag; 1900 in Parke; 1910 and 1920 in Moorhead. His wife Hannah S. started receiving a widows pension on 27 August 1923. William died on 4 June 1923 in Hennepin County and is buried in Grong Cemetery in Rollag. Burial, Tombstone Picture

His Civil War records list him as Carl L. Muller. He was born February 1838 in Germany. Charles enlisted on 26 September 1862 in Company C, 82nd Illinois Infantry and was mustered out on 9 June 1865 as a 1st Sergeant. He is listed in the 1890 and 1900 census as living in Barnesville. He started receiving a pension on 16 January 1891. Charles died on 15 November 1906 in Clay County and is buried in Rosemound Cemetery. Burial, Tombstone Picture


William was born 17 November 1835. Of Milwaukee, Wisconsin he enlisted on 24 April 1861, for three years service; mustered into service as a Private in Company B on 24 April 1861, at Madison, Wisconsin; discharged due to disability on 11 April 1863. William died on 23 April 1914. He is buried at Lakeside Memorial Cemetery in Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Burial