Adelbert "Delbert" A. & Frankie Viola (Hatch) Sprague

 

Adelbert A. Sprague was born on Aug. 23, 1847 in New York, the youngest son of Hiram and Elizabeth Knapp Sprague. He had two brothers, Oscar and Charles, and a sister named Mary. On December 26, 1874, he married Frankie Viola Hatch, the daughter of Earlman Rogers and Lucina Wendell Hatch, in Clark County, Wisconsin and he became a farmer. They had three children. The middle child, Florence Della, born June 26, 1880, died on December 6, 1881. Mabel Deane was born on August 28, 1877 and Ray Thornton was born on November 27, 1883. Ray married Edith Ellen Rice and Mabel married Wesley F. Bolton. On October 5, 1888, Adelbert was issued 93.94 acres in Section 4,  Township 25-N in Clark County, by the Eau Claire Land Office. On January 26, 1899, Adelbert died of consumption and he is buried in the Neillsville City Cemetery, Pine Valley Township in Clark County, Wisconsin.

 

 

Census Records

 

1860 U. S. Federal Census - West Bend, Washington County, Wisconsin

Name

Relation

Sex

Race

Age

Marital Status

Birth Place

Real Estate Value

Personal Estate Value

Occupation 

Sprague, Hiram

head

m

w

48

m

New York

890

708

farmer

Sprague, Elisabeth

wife

f

w

40

m

New York

 

 

 

Sprague, Charles H.

son

m

w

18

s

New York

 

 

cooper

Sprague, Mary

daughter

f

w

16

s

New York

 

 

 

Sprague, Oscar

son

m

w

14

s

New York

 

 

 

Sprague, Delbert

son

m

w

12

s

New York

 

 

 

 

1870 U. S. Federal Census - West Bend, Washington County, Wisconsin

Name

Relation

Sex

Race

Age

Marital Status

Birth Place

Real Estate Value

Personal Estate Value

Occupation 

Sprague, Hiram

head

m

w

56

m

New York

1000

375

farmer

Sprague, Elisabeth

wife

f

w

48

m

New York

 

 

 keeps house

Sprague, Mary

daughter

f

w

26

s

New York

 

 

 

Sprague, Delbert

son

m

w

22

s

New York

 

 

cooper

 

1880 U. S. Federal Census - Weston, Clark County, Wisconsin

Name

Relation

Sex

Race

Age

Marital Status

Birth Place

Father Birth Place

Mother Birth Place

Occupation 

Sprage, Delber

head

m

w

32

m

Wisconsin

 

 

farmer

Sprage, Frankie

wife

f

w

23

m

Wisconsin

 

 

keeps house 

Sprage, Mabel

daughter

f

w

2

s

Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responses

 

The information regarding the subject individual being in the Civil War is incorrect. 

 

The data included in your website indicates Adelbert Sprague was 12 years old in the 1860 Federal census for West Bend, Washington County, Wisconsin.  While there were a very few drummer boys that were

accepted at the age of 13, who lied about their age, I hardly think he would have been a 1st Sgt.

 

The official Illinois records indicate that A.A. Sprague (the name he used when he signed up, was 21 years old on December 10, 1861 and that he joined in Hudson. MI, which was where he lived at the time.

 

I am trying to find the date of death and place of burial for the individual that did serve in the Civil War.  I'll be glad to forward further information if desired to prove your information is incorrect. Helen Barber.

 

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