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143rd Indiana Infantry      
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John Miller - Sergeant   
He was also known as John or Johann Muller
Contact Name:  Herb Miller
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Date Added:  5/30/2007
Company A
Simon Winters - Private   
Simon was married to my great grandfather's sister. While Simon was in company A, my great grandfather and his cousin were in company B.
Contact Name:  Ann Addison
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Date Added:  5/20/2013
Company B
Christian Frederick Heidenreich - Private   
Christian was born Mar 11, 1841 in Holsen, Buende, Westfalen, Preussen and baptized in Schnathorst, Westfalen, Preussen. His parents were Christian Friederich Wilhelm Heidenreich and Anna Marie Ilsebein Bekemeier. Christian, his parents, and 7 siblings immigrated to the USA from Germany Nov. 20, 1958. In Indiana, 2 more siblings were added to the family. Christian married Anna Marie Louise Stratmann Oct 4, 1866 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Vincennes. He and Louise had 8 children who lived to adulthood. Christian made shoes to special order and had a store on 7th Street in Vincennes. He died Nov 15, 1912. His cousin with the same name was in the same company.
Contact Name:  Ann Addison
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Date Added:  6/23/2005
Company D
William Henry Bone - Private   
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Contact Name:  Tom Bone
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Date Added:  12/6/2009
Company E
Henry V. Gravel - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Charles Adams
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Date Added:  1/11/2014
Company E
Phillip Guckes - Captain   
He was a resident of Jasper. Immigrant from German, his occupation was shoemaker or engineer. Mustered out with regiment.
Contact Name:  Philip Jones
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Date Added:  10/1/2009
Company E
Valentine Gutgsell - Corporal   
Valentine Gutgsell was born 10 February 1844 in house Nr. 79 Pfaffenweiler, Breisgau, Germany. His parents were Andreas and Anna (Scherle) Gutgsell.

On 23 Feb 1854 the family left Pfaffenweiler for America. They traveled the land/river route to LeHavre, France, via Strasbourg. Ariving at New Orleans, they made their way to Dubois County in Indiana via the Mississippi and Troy on the Ohio. They settled near Jasper where other immigrants from Pfaffenweiler had come earlier.

Until marrying, Valentine lived with his parents near the South East corner of the intersection of the Troy Road and the Schnellville – Huntingburg Road (Maltersville*) in the heart of Dubois County. He took-up his father’s occupation as a 'Landwirt' ... farmer.

Valentine and Mary Marie Buechler were married in 21 January 1863. They purchased a part of the original homestead to the South. He continued on as a farmer. This was Valentine's residence at the time of his Civil War enlistment.

He was mustered into service at Indianapolis on 21 February 1865. Twenty years old at the time of his enlistment, he was 5' 11' tall, had a dark complexion with dark hair and brown eyes. His outfit, the 143rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company E did duty in Nashville, Murfreesboro, Tullahoma, again at Nashville, then Clarksville and finally Fort Donelson. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal on 01 July 1865. He mustered out with the Regiment at Nashville, TN on 17 October 1865.

A friend (and future brother-in-law), John Baudendistel, served with him in Co. E. John died while the Regiment was at Tullahoma, Tenn. and is buried there in the National Cemetery.

After the war, Valentine returned home to his wife and farming. They had seven children. His wife, Mary, died 23 August 1881.

On 11 September 1883, he married (Mary) Elizabeth Baudendistel. Elizabeth was John Baudendistel’s sister. From this union my grandfather, William, was born.

Valentine died 21 September 1897 and is buried in the 'old' St. Joseph Church Cemetery, Jasper, Dubois County, Indiana.

Upon his death, Elizabeth began receiving an $8 Federal Widow’s Pension. She also received $2 per month for son William until his sixteenth birthday. Elizabeth died 03 November 1939.


* In Maltersville, in the Northwest corner of the crossroads, was a 'Way Station-Roadhouse'. It was located midway between the towns of Schnellville and Huntingburg. The house was made-up of a saloon and living quarters on the ground floor and a dance hall and two boarding rooms on the second. This 'house' was the last living place of Valentine and Elizabeth Gutgsell.


Contact Name:  Gary Gutgsell
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Date Added:  8/17/2005
Company E
Phillip Haberle (Haberly) - Private   
Rank in: Private Rank out: Corporal

Resident of Jasper, Indiana.

Married Rosa Litschgi on November 11, 1862. She died in 1863, one and a half months after giving birth to a son, Augustus. Phillip remarried in 1864. He joined the Union Army on February 21, 1865. He died on April 18, 1865 in Murfreesboro and is buried there in the National Cemetery. Instead of being raised by his stepmother, his son, 'Gus', became the ward of his uncle.
Contact Name:  Linda Greenwell
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Date Added:  5/31/2010
Company F
Jasper B Cox - Private   
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Contact Name:  R. Travis
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Date Added:  12/23/2010
Company F
ABIJAH H. HARRIS - Private   
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Contact Name:  JANET GILL
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Date Added:  4/30/2006
Company G
William E Howsley - Unknown   
Would love to have more info on my great grandfather.
Contact Name:  Carol Plafcan
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Date Added:  8/28/2016
Company H
jasper sittzler - Private   
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Contact Name:  richard thompson
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Date Added:  6/21/2005
Company I
James Carter - Private   
Pension record numbers in National Archives. James is listed as serving in Co. I, 143 Ind. Infantry. 'Invalid' app# 537.977, cert #331.898/ Widow's app #702.736, Cert.# 306.366. Said he was 37 years old and a farmer upon enlistment on Jan. 26, 1865, in Evansville, IN, for one year. Eyes: grey; Hair: Black; Complexion: Dark; Height: 6'1'. Was a Private.

Widow's Declaration for Pension, filed 12 July 1899, says James Carter 'died at his home in Smokey Hill Township, Ellis County, Kansas, on July 2, 1899, at 5:30AM. Pension #331898.
June 26, 1886, at Topeka, Kansas. Agency says also that Carter 'discharged at Nashville, Tenn, on the 17th day of October, 1865.' The Original Invalid Claim, commencing April 21, 1885, says James was 'disabled by Yellow Jaundice, causing heart disease.' Shows he was at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, when he was sick.
Contact Name:  Patricia Stinson Brown
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Date Added:  1/3/2012
Company K
Thomas Cissell - Private   
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Contact Name:  Pat Cissell
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Date Added:  2/22/2006
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