John H. Booth, Civil War Soldier

1839 - 1919

 

John H. Booth, 1906

 

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Military Records of John. H. Booth [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

John H. Booth was born December 22, 1839 at Rhinebeck, New York and married Angeline C. Fertile, daughter of Lewis Fertile and Julia De Rosa, in about 1862. They had seven children, but by the year 1910, only two of the children were still living. John died in 1919, and both he and his wife are buried in the Greenwood Cemetery. 

He fought as a private in the Great Civil War with Co. H, 11th Minnesota Infantry.  He enlisted August 29, 1864 and was discharged June 26, 1865.  His next of kin was registered as Alta B. Hartson (granddaughter) of 88 Delano St., San Francisco, California.  The information for his Veteran's Grave Registration was provided by H. H. Hartson and John Arends of Greenwood, Clark Co., Wisconsin.  He is buried in grave number 2, lot 4 of the "B" section in the Greenwood City Cemetery.

Clark County WI, Civil War History

11th Minnesota Infantry


The Minnesota 11th Regiment was organized in August and September 1864 and the men were sent to Ft. Snelling near Minneapolis where they were trained. The original term of service was for three years.  John H. Booth enlisted August 29th.  On September 20th the Regiment, now over 1,000 strong, marched to St. Paul and boarded steamboats for the trip south to La Crosse, Wisconsin. From there they were loaded into boxcars for the journey to Chicago where they were detained for a week while it was feared they would be diverted to fight in the Northwest Indian Expedition in the Dakotas. 

John served as the first sexton of the Greenwood Cemetery.

Source: History of the Greenwood Cemetery
From the History of Greenwood, Wisconsin - 1844-1993, page 71

Longwood Township Pioneers

Clark County, Wisconsin 

LeGAULT marriage 27 Dec 1915

Announcements were received here of the marriage of Harry Booth Palms and Miss Marcia Lucia  (Marchie) LeGault, at St. Paul, Minn., on Dec. 27th, 1915. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry LeGault of Longwood. She is a graduate of the Greenwood High School with the class of 1913. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Palms and is a young man with a promising future. The groom left Sunday for St. Paul to make arrangements for a wedding trip to the Pacific coast, and was met there Monday by his bride and mother. The marriage was performed Monday afternoon and the trio left Tuesday for Long Beach, Calif., where W.H. Palms has been the past month.

Census Information:

1870 U. S. Federal Census - Haverhill, Olmsted County, Minnesota
Name Relation Sex Race Age Marital Status Birth Place Father Birth Place Mother Birth Place Occupation 
Booth, John head m w 30 m New York     farmer
Booth, Angeline wife f w 28 m New York     keeps house 
Booth, Frances daughter f w 8 s  Minnesota      
Booth, Nellie daughter f w 6 s Minnesota      
Booth, Charles son m w 3 s Minnesota      
Booth, ? son m w 6 months s Minnesota      

 

1880 U. S. Federal Census - Brookfield, Renville County, Minnesota
Name Relation Sex Race Age Marital Status Birth Place Father Birth Place Mother Birth Place Occupation 
Booth, John head m w 40 m New York England England farmer
Booth, Angeline wife f w 38 m New York France France keeps house 
Booth, Francis daughter f w 17 s   Minnesota New York New York  
Booth, Nellie daughter f w 15 s Minnesota New York New York  
Booth, Charles son m w 13 s Minnesota New York New York  
Booth, Louis son m w 10 s Minnesota New York New York  
Booth,Luella daughter f w 4 s Minnesota New York New York  
Booth, Florence daughter f w 1 month s Minnesota New York New York  

 

1900 U. S. Federal Census - Eaton, Clark County, Wisconsin
Name Relation Sex Race Age Marital Status Birth Place Father Birth Place Mother Birth Place Occupation 
Palms, Will H. head m w 35 m Wisconsin New York Canada carpenter
Palms, Nellie B. wife f w 35 m Minnesota New York New York  
Palms, Harry B. son m w 7 s Wisconsin Wisconsin  Minnesota  
Booth, John H. father in law m w 60 m New York England England  laborer
Booth, Angeline C. mother in law f w 58 m New York France France  
Brown, Alta M. niece f w 12 s Minnesota Wisconsin Minnesota  

 

1910 U. S. Federal Census - Greenwood, Clark County, Wisconsin
Name Relation Sex Race Age Marital Status Birth Place Father Birth Place Mother Birth Place Occupation 
Booth, John head m w 70 m New York England England cemetery sexton
Booth, Angie wife f w 67 m New York Massachusetts France  

 

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John Booth is also featured in the book, "Civil War Soldiers in the heart of Clark Co., Wisconsin"

 

 

 


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