Frederick & Louise Rundle

Levis Township, Clark County, Wisconsin


Frederick Rundle, Civil War Soldier

Frederick Rundle was my Great, Great, Grandfather and father to Henry T. Rundle. He also was a military man serving with the 124th New York Volunteer Infantry, Company F, called the Orange Blossoms.   Thomas T.  Welch


Fredrick Rundle was born in 1831 in Pennsylvania.  He was a farmer and both of his parents were natives of New York.  His wife, Louise (aka Lavina), was two years his senior and she too was born in Pennsylvania as was her mother, but her father was born in New York. 


Fred enlisted in Company F, 124th Infantry Regiment New York on August 20th, 1862.  In a letter sent to Henry T. Rundle the following information:

Rundle, Frederick.- It is shown by the official Records that Frederick Rundle, age 32 years, and was mustered in as a private, at Port Jervis, at Goshen, New York, Company F, 124th New York Volunteer Infantry, for three years. He was wounded in action at Gettysburg, PA, July 2, 1863 and returned to duty to fight at Auburn ,VA October 13, 1863; mustered out June 3, 1865, near Washington D.C. a private. The official records show that Company F, 124th New York Volunteer Infantry, participated in the following battles and engagements:
Fredericksburg, Virginia, Dec.13 and 14, 1862.
Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3, 1863.
Beverly Ford, Virginia, June 2 1863.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 2 1863.
Auburn, Virginia, Nov 27 and 30, 1863.
Kelly's Ford, Virginia, Nov. 27 and 30, 1863.
Wilderness, Virginia, May 5 and 6, 1864.
Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 8 to 21, 1864.
Petersburg, Virginia, June 16 to July 25, 1864; July 27 to October 12, 1864 and October 14, 1864 to april2, 1864.
North Anna, Virginia, May 23 to 26, 1864.
Tolopotomy, Virginia, may 30 to June 1, 1864.
Cold harbor, Virginia, June 2 to 12, 1864.
Deep bottom, Virginia, July 26, 1864.
Boydton Road, Virginia, October 27, 1864.
Sailors Creek, Virginia, April 6, 1865.
Appomattox Court house, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Source: Annual Report of the Adjutant-General for the State of New York for the year 1903 No, 36 Albany, NY: Oliver Quayle, 1904, pages 500-666.

During the period of the above mentioned battles, etc., Frederick Rundle was reported present for duty with his company.  The Official Statement furnished to Henry Rundle, Humbird, Wisconsin, July 8, 1930.  By authority of the Secretary of War. C. H. Bridges, Major General, the Adjutant General.  He was mustered out June 3, 1865 at Washington, D. C.


Fred and Louise's children were: Henry Frederic Ira Thomas, who was born in 1862 while his father was engaged in the Civil War; Estela (b. 1866, NY); Elyas (b. 1868, NY); Peter (b. 1870, NY); Addie (b. 1871, NY); and Jenny (b. 1873, NY).  The family moved to Levis, Clark County, Wisconsin in 1876 and were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.


Spaulding Lumber Camp


At the age of 14, Henry Rundle went with his father Frederick Rundle to work in the logging camp of D. J. Spaulding on Popple River and the Black River. In the back row is young Henry called a "Cookee" or "Taffel" an assistant to the camp cook and in the front row is Frederick Rundle his Father, the Camp cook.


Louise/Lavina Rundle died ten days before Christmas in 1892 at the age of sixty-four.  Her funeral was held at the house and conducted by Reverend G. N. Foster. Both Lavina and

Frederich Rundle were buried in the Levis Township Cemetery, Clark Co., Wisconsin.



Census Records


1880 Federal Census - Levis, Clark County, Wis.
Name Relation Martial Status Sex Race Age Birth Place Occupation Father birth place Mother birth place
Rundle, Fredic head m m w 49 Pennsylvania farming New York New York
Rundle, Louise wife m f w 51 Pennsylvania housekeeping New York Pennsylvania
Rundle, Henry son s m w 18 Pennsylvania farming Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Rundle, Estela daug s f w 14 New York housework Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Rundle, Elyas son s m w 12 New York   Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Rundle, Peter son s m w 10 New York   Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Rundle, Addie daug s f w 9 New York   Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Rundle, Jenny daug s f w 7 New York   Pennsylvania Pennsylvania





American Civil War Soldiers

Name: Frederick Rundle,
Enlistment Date: 12 Aug 1862
Enlistment Place: Port Jervis, New York
Side Served: Union
State Served: New York
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 12 August 1862 at the age of 32.
Enlisted in Company F, 124th Infantry Regiment New York on 20 Aug 1862.
Mustered Out Company F, 124th Infantry Regiment New York on 3 Jun 1865 at Washington, D. C.

Sources: Side served: Union; State served: New York; Enlistment date: 12 Aug 1862.




In 1896 a souvenir booklet was put out by the Clark County, Marshfield and Spencer Veterans Association and the 5th annual reunion was held at Neillsville, Wisconsin. The booklet was printed by the Republican and Press Print of Neillsvile, WI. A beautiful Booklet honoring veterans from the local area. 
On the inside was this memoriam.
To the soldiers now living, and in memory of those whose life blood was shed for their country, to free slaves and preserve this great and glorious Union, this little souvenir is dedicated by its author, whose father was killed at Spanish Fort, Alabama, while serving his country. May the stars and stripes-- which are an emblem of the blood spilled to free this nation and her people--forever float.
                             J. H. Tifft



On the back of the back cover is a picture of a medal which says " GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC  1861-VETERAN-1866".

This reunion  and forming of the veterans association took place for the members of Company I, 14 Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, residing in Clark county, and decided to have the reunion on the anniversary of their muster out of the service, October 9, 1865 and on the 9th of October, 1866 the first reunion was held.  For several years it was confined to the members of that company, but the rapid settling up of the country, and to a great extent by ex-soldiers, caused the officers of the association to enlarge its scope, and on October 9, 1870, the first reunion of the soldiers and sailors of Clark County was held at Neillsville.




The letter to the left  was typed on an old antique mechanical typewriter by Henry T. Rundle to an unknown reader.  It is was apparently never finished and a re-typed duplicate of it goes something like this:

I, Henry Thomas Rundle, was born june 26 1862 at six oclock in the morning at Pond eddy in Pike County Penn. on the Delawar River and the first thing that i remember of was two rafts of lumber going down the river runing in the ice in pond eddy and breaking up. the next distinct thing in my memory was when my father came home from the cival war. shortly after his retur n home he moved on a farm near Hugenot in orang County N.Y. state i was a fiew months past three years of age, we lived there two years, then moved to a farm at port clinton, and resided there for about seven years, then father got the western feaver and moved west ariving at Newcatle november the fourth 1874. whare we lived the winter of 74 &75 then we moved from newcasle in the spring of 1875 seven miles west of waupun where we lived two years, while living there i went to school winters and worked on farms in the summer the fall of 1876 father and i came up in clark county and went in the woods for D. J. Spaulding on the popel river above GreenWood, father as a cook and my selfe as cooke but as father was not a compatent woods cook we had to abond that job so we walked all the way back to Black River falls and i went to school most of that winter and canvased for a music book and made a sucess of it, father went back to wedges crick and worked in the woods for Fred French the rest of that winter and came home in the spring broke as that was an o7en winter and lots of the logers went broke, so we got a job grubing wood for a man by the name of camorn and got a few dollars saved ahead for a new home in clark county. had to tramp with my father as we did not have enough money to all come on the cars, so father and i started out to walk the hunred and sixty or seventy miles and the rest of the family was to start a fiew days after we had left and come to wrightvill on the train.





Thomas T. Welch, Bill Sweeney, Crystal Wendt & The Clark Co., WI History Buffs.



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