WEST Gideon

WEST Gideon[1]

Male 1837 - 1871  (34 years)

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  • Name WEST Gideon 
    Born 20 Mar 1837  West Gwillimbury, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 5 Sep 1850  Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • (age 13.)
    Census 26 Jun 1860  Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (age 23; farmer; living with parents.)
    Military Between 3 Sep 1864 and 24 Jun 1865  [4
    as a Sergeant with Company G, 43rd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. Mustered out at Nashville, TN 
    _UID D0AC45ECBDD84125882661C75931194566B2 
    Died 27 Mar 1871  [1
    • (aged 34 years and 8 days.)
    Buried Aft 27 Mar 1871  Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Ridge Cemetery 
    Sgt. Gideon West military marker
    Sgt. Gideon West military marker

    SGT.
    GIDEON WEST
    CO. G,
    43rd WIS. INF.

    Gideon West gravestone
    Gideon West gravestone

    GIDEON WEST
    DIED
    MAR. 28TH 1871
    AGED
    34 YEARS AND
    8 DAYS

    Man that is born of a woman
    is at two days and full of trouble
    He cometh forth like a flower
    and is ? down, he ?
    as a shawow and ?



    Notes 
    • Served with Co. C of the 43rd WI Infantry attained rank of Sgt. per list of veteran burials in this cemetery. Photo confirms battalion info.

      History of Dodge and Washington Counties, Nebraska, and their people (Volume 2)
      William Henry Buss

      Gideon West was born in Canada while his mother was there on a visit but was taken to Vermont in infancy, where he spent his childhood days. From there he came West to Wisconsin, and thence to Nebraska, where he arrived in 1867. During the war between the North and the South he served in the Union army and held the rank of sergeant. His enlistment took place from Wisconsin and he was disabled and honorably discharged at the end of nine months. This military service resulted in subsequent ill health, and doubtless terminated his life, for he passed away in the latter '70s.

      After coming to Nebraska he met and was married to Martha Jensen, born near Copenhagen, Denmark. Her parents brought her to the United States when she was six years of age, and they lived at Fremont, Nebraska, for a number of years, but later moved to Iowa and there died. Mr. and Mrs. West became the parents of
      two children, Florence A., whose name heads this review ; and Lila, who married Ray Pankow, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Both Mr. and Mrs. West were consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church from an early age, and brought up their daughters in the same faith. Mr. West was a Mason and one of the most prominent men in the fraternity in Dodge County. His was the first Masonic
      funeral ever held in the county, and one of the first held in the Methodist Episcopal Church. When he died Mr. West owned a half a square of property in Fremont and farm land in Dodge County, and acquired that property during the last few years of his life.

      When Mr. and Mrs. West were young married people Mr. West had a long period of illness, and his devoted wife threw herself into the breach and did washing in order to supply the necessities of life, not only doing it cheerfully and willingly, but so acceptably that she built up a large connection and made money.

      After her husband's death she so managed her property that she has become very wealthy and now owns five farms. Later she was married to Charles A. Devine, and they live at North Bend, Nebraska.
    Person ID I116612  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2017 

    Father WEST Thomas, IV,   b. 26 Jun 1805, Montpelier, Washington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1886, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother PHILLIPS Hannah Rebecca,   b. 25 Oct 1806, West Gwillimbury, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1876, Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 26 Feb 1826  Montpelier, Washington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Divorced 25 Oct 1864  [7
    Family ID F39937  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family JENSEN Martha,   b. 5 Apr 1848, Ugilt Parish, Hjorring, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938, Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 27 Mar 1871  [8
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F47042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Mar 1837 - West Gwillimbury, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Sep 1850 - Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 26 Jun 1860 - Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Ridge Cemetery - Aft 27 Mar 1871 - Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska
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  • Photos
    Gideon West
    Gideon West
    Veteran & Patriot of the Civil War
    Veteran & Patriot of the Civil War

  • Sources 
    1. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #51657622 [Loren Bender] 10/10/2015.

    2. [S7105] Census-1850-WI-Racine-Raymond, Roll: M432_1004; Page: 119A; Image: 239.

    3. [S7108] Census-1860-WI-Racine-Raymond, Roll: M653_1427; Page: 839; Family History Library Film: 805427.

    4. [S5852] Internet-Civil War-U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion.

    5. [S6318] Internet-Database-ancestry.com-Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908, Montpelier, VT.

    6. [S372] Book-Samuel & Joseph Davis, CS71.D26., p.233.

    7. [S4670] Correspondence-Email-WATSON Gar, Proposed Change: DAVIS Mary (I97132); 27 September 2012; Paul M. Noyes.

    8. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #81857856 10/10/2015.