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Dewitt H. TEEPLE, would be one of William Roy HANDIBOE'S, that's my husband-would be one of his GreatGrandfathers. He was born in MI, however after the civil war and his service as a UNION soldier, he stayed and had children in Washington DC, where he died.

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William & his only wife Pearl Evelyn TEEPLE. William was b. Washington DC. Pearl Evelyn TEEPLE'S father was a DeWitt H. TEEPLE, civil-war vet & the first lieutenant of the 9th district POLICE station, Washington DC. abt 1920's.
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This is one of the daughter's of DeWitt H. TEEPLE, this is Pearl Evelyn TEEPLE-HANDIBOE, in the 1930 fed census, taken in Washington DC. She was a housewife.
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1850 Michigan fed census, which includes DeWitt H. TEEPLE, and apparently his father, mother brother's and sisters.
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This is the 1900 fed census taken in Washington DC, I think that, this Pearl Evelyn TEEPLE, is the same one that married William HANDIBOE, the father of John DeWitt HANDIBOE, who is the father of William Roy HANDIBOE.
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Washington Post, DC- William Nicholas HANDIBOE, was a Grandfather of William Roy HANDIBOE & the father of John DeWitt HANDIBOE.
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DeWitt H. TEEPLE, UNION soldier, MI & FIRST Lt., 9th district police, Washington DC.

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Salem, MI Death:JUL 1905
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Add a life event Timeline1837  Birth Birth

 

Salem, MI

 

1 historical record 1850  Age: 13 Residence

 

Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan

 

1 historical record 1860  Age: 23 Residence

 

Salem, Washtenaw, Michigan

 

1 historical record 1875  Age: 38 Marriage to Kitty A Teeple

 

, , Michigan, USA

 

1879  Age: 42 

 

District of Columbia

 

1 historical record 1880  Age: 43 Residence

 

Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States

 

1 historical record 1890  Jun Age: 53 Residence

 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

 

1 historical record 1900  Age: 63 Residence

 

Washington City, Washington, District of Columbia

 

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Washington, Washington, District of Columbia

 

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ONE CORRECTION -PEARL EVELYN TEEPLE, was a daughter -not wife, please ignore that mistake.

Washington DC

PLEASE IGNORE THE REFERENCE TO PEARL EVELYN TEEPLE, as wife that was daughter.  I'll have to correct that one on my tree.

 

THANK YOU.

Washington Post article July 1905. Dewitt H. TEEPLE, died at age 66.

Michigan, Washington DC

There's an article in the Washington Post newspaper, July 1905 which is the death notice of Dewitt H. TEEPLE, he left a wife and several children.  He died at age 66, in Washington DC< apparently-I couldn't see the entire article yet.

He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, he was a UNION soldier.

1900 United States Federal Census
about De Witt H Teeple Name: De Witt H Teeple
[Dewie H Jeckel]  Home in 1900: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia Age: 60 Birth Date: Aug 1839 Birthplace: Michigan Race: White Ethnicity: American Relationship to head-of-house: Head Father's Birthplace: Michigan Mother's Birthplace: Michigan Spouse's Name: Kate A A Marriage Year: 1879 Marital Status: Married Years Married: 21 Residence : Washington City, Washington, District of Columbia Occupation: View Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: NameAge De Witt H Teeple 60 Kate A A Teeple 41 Sarah R Teeple 29 James R Teeple 19 Alva D Teeple 16 Maud B Teeple 14 Pearl E Teeple 12 Richard H Teeple 10 Nellie F Teeple 8   View
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[Pesia E Jeckel]  Home in 1900: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia Age: 12 Birth Date: Jan 1888 Birthplace: District of Columbia Race: White Ethnicity: American Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter Father's Name: De Witt H Father's Birthplace: Michigan Mother's Name: Kate A A Mother's Birthplace: Maryland Marital Status: Single Residence : Washington City, Washington, District of Columbia Occupation: View Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: NameAge De Witt H Teeple 60 Kate A A Teeple 41 Sarah R Teeple 29 James R Teeple 19 Alva D Teeple 16 Maud B Teeple 14 Pearl E Teeple 12 Richard H Teeple 10 Nellie F Teeple 8   View
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[Pesia E Jeckel]  Home in 1900: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia Age: 12 Birth Date: Jan 1888 Birthplace: District of Columbia Race: White Ethnicity: American Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter Father's Name: De Witt H Father's Birthplace: Michigan Mother's Name: Kate A A Mother's Birthplace: Maryland Marital Status: Single Residence : Washington City, Washington, District of Columbia Occupation: View Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: NameAge De Witt H Teeple 60 Kate A A Teeple 41 Sarah R Teeple 29 James R Teeple 19 Alva D Teeple 16 Maud B Teeple 14 Pearl E Teeple 12 Richard H Teeple 10 Nellie F Teeple 8   View
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about Kate A A Teeple Name: Kate A A Teeple
[Kate A A Jeckel]  Home in 1900: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia Age: 41 Birth Date: Apr 1859 Birthplace: Maryland Race: White Ethnicity: American Relationship to head-of-house: Wife Father's Birthplace: Maryland Mother's Birthplace: Maryland Mother: number of living children: 7 Mother: How many children: 7 Spouse's Name: De Witt H Marriage Year: 1879 Marital Status: Married Years Married: 21 Residence : Washington City, Washington, District of Columbia Occupation: View Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: NameAge De Witt H Teeple 60 Kate A A Teeple 41 Sarah R Teeple 29 James R Teeple 19 Alva D Teeple 16 Maud B Teeple 14 Pearl E Teeple 12 Richard H Teeple 10 Nellie F Teeple 8   View
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1850 Michigan fed census, Father apparently James TEEPLE.

Salen, Michigan, New Jersey, New york

1850 fed census taken in Washington DC, looks like a farmer named James TEEPLE, who was born in New Jersey and a mother named Sally UNKNONW, were DeWitt's parents.  Sally was born in New York.

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about James Teeple Name: James Teeple Age: 31 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1819 Birth Place: New Jersey Gender: Male Home in 1850(City,County,State): Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan Household Members: NameAge Dewitt H Teeple 12 Eliza C Teeple 15 James Teeple 31 James M Teeple 17 Sally Teeple 42 Sarah C Teeple 6 William M Teeple 10   View
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James TEEPLE, DeWitt's father, apparently b. NJ, dec'd MI.

New Jersey, Michigan

1880 United States Federal Census
about James Teeple Name: James Teeple Home in 1880: Sparta, Kent, Michigan Age: 68 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1812 Birthplace: New Jersey Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Neighbors: View others on page Occupation: Retired Farmer Marital Status: Divorced Race: White Gender: Male Cannot read/write:

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DeWitt's daughter, Pearl Evelyn TEEPLE-HANDIBOE, 1930 fed census.

Washington DC

1930 fed census information.  Pearl , one of DeWitt's daughter's married William HANDIBOE. She was born in District of Columbia, (NOTE ON CENSUS, HER FATHER'S birth place<<<)

1930 United States Federal Census
about Pearl Handiboe Name: Pearl Handiboe Home in 1930: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia Age: 42 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888 Relation to Head of House: Wife Spouse's Name: William Race: White Occupation:

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about William Handiboe Name: William Handiboe Home in 1930: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia Age: 47 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883 Birthplace: District of Columbia Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Pearl Race: White Occupation:

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about William Handiboe Name: William Handiboe Home in 1930: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia Age: 47 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883 Birthplace: District of Columbia Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Pearl Race: White Occupation:

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about Pearl Handiboe Name: Pearl Handiboe Home in 1930: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia Age: 42 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888 Relation to Head of House: Wife Spouse's Name: William Race: White Occupation:

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about Pearl Handiboe Name: Pearl Handiboe Home in 1930: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia Age: 42 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888 Relation to Head of House: Wife Spouse's Name: William Race: White Occupation:

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1930 United States Federal Census
about Nellie Teeple Name: Nellie Teeple Home in 1930: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia Age: 39 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891 Birthplace: District of Columbia Relation to Head of House: Boarder Race: White Occupation:

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Pearl Evelyn TEEPLE-HANDIBOE, died 1965.

Langley Park, Maryland, Montgomery Co., MD

According to my husband who was a Grandson of Pearl Evelyn TEEPLE-HANDIBOE, she died while living in Langley Park, Maryland.  She lived with a couple other's elderly ladies, probably her relatives or in-laws.

They had lived in an apartment in Langley Park, Maryland for years, Pearl had been a "widow" for several years. Her husband had been William HANDIBOE,

 William Roy HANDIBOE'S Grand father.

Another brief timeline for Pearl Evelyn TEEPLE-HANDIBOE

Washington DC, Montgomery Co., Maryland

Pearl Evelyn Teeple Birth: 1888
D. C. Death: 14 JAN 1965
Washington, D. C.   Save this person to your tree                 Timeline 1888   Birth  Birth

 

D. C.

 

  1907  30 May Age: 19  Marriage to William Nicholas Handiboe

 

Washington, D. C.

 

  1910  Apr Age: 22  Census

 

ED # 174, Page 25-A, Washington, D. C.

 

  1930  3 Apr Age: 42  Census

 

ED # 1, Page 3-A, Washington, D.C.

 

  1965  14 Jan Age: 77  Death

 

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Dewitt H. TEEPLE, some more info-MILITARY

Salem, MI, Washington DC

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
about Dewitt H Teeple Name: Dewitt H Teeple Residence: Salem, Michigan Age at enlistment: 22 Enlistment Date: 14 Aug 1861 Rank at enlistment: Private Enlistment Place: Detroit, MI State Served: Michigan Survived the War?: Yes Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, Michigan 1st Cavalry Regiment on 03 Sep 1861.
Mustered out on 23 Sep 1864 at Detroit, MI.
Birth Date: abt 1839 Sources: Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers 1861-65

Dewitt H. TEEPLE, more info

Salem MI, Washington DC

List of Soldiers

Regimental History
MICHIGAN
First Cavalry.
(Three Years)

The First Cavalry was organized at Detroit and mustered
into the United States service Sept. 13, 1861, with an
enrollment of 1,144 officers and men.

The field, staff and line officers at organization were as
follows:

Colonel, Thornton F. Brodhead, Grosse Isle. Lieutenant
Colonel, Joseph T. Copland, Pontiac. Majors, William S.
Atwood, Detroit; Angelo Paldi, Detroit; Charles H. Town,
Detroit. Surgeon, George K. Johnson, Grand Rapids. Assistant
Surgeon, Alfred K. Nash, Trenton. Adjutant, William M.
Brevoort, Detroit. Quartermaster, James I. David, Trenton.
Chaplain, Jonathan Hudson, Trenton.

COMPANIES.

A. Captain, James G. Stebbins, Detroit. First
Lieutenant, Wellington W. Gray, Pontiac. Second Lieutenant,
Charles J. Snyder, Detroit.

B. Captain, Charles H. Town, Detroit. First Lieutenant,
Andrew W. Duggan, Detroit. Second Lieutenant, Edward Fishpool,
New Baltimore.

C. Captain, James G. Fisher, Detroit. First Lieutenant,
William H. Way, Jr., Pontiac. Second Lieutenant, Ralph Z.
Phelps, Lapeer.

D. Captain, Josiah B. Park, Ovid. First Lieutenant,
Arthur M. Rankin, Essex, C. W. Second Lieutenant, Thurlow W.
Lusk, Duplain.

E. Captain, William S. Atwood, Detroit. First
Lieutenant, William H. Perkins, Detroit. Second Lieutenant,
Jabez J. Daniels, Hudson.

F. Captain, Harry K. White, Lapeer. First Lieutenant,
William H. Freeman, Lapeer. Second Lieutenant, Sylvester
Shafer, Lapeer.

G. Captain, Angelo Paldi, Detroit. First Lieutenant,
Frederick A. Copeland, Pontiac. Second Lieutenant, Fordyce H.
Rogers, Pontiac.

H. Captain, Thomas M. Howrigan, Detroit. First
Lieutenant, Michael F. Gallagher, Detroit. Second Lieutenant,
William M. Brevoort, Detroit.

I. Captain, George S. Acker, Kalamazoo. First
Lieutenant, Herman E. Hascall, Kalamazoo. Second Lieutenant,
Charles L. Sherman, Kalamazoo.

K. Captain, Willam D. Mann, Detroit. First Lieutenant,
James I. David, Trenton. Second Lieutenant, Peter Stagg,
Trenton.

L. Captain, Melvin Brewer, Almont. First Lieutenant,
Hasbruck Reeve, Detroit. Second Lieutenant, John K. Truax,
Grand Rapids.

M. Captain, Rollin C. Denison, Kalamazoo. First
Lieutenant, Charles H. Sprague, Kalamazoo. Second Lieutenant,
William M. Heazlitt, Dowagiac.

The regiment left the state Sept. 29, 1861, for
Washington, D. C., and went into camp at Frederick, Md., where
it remained several months.

The First comprised a part of General Banks' forces and in
February, 1862, moved to Harper's Ferry and later entered the
Shenandoah Valley, advancing as far as Winchester, pushing the
confederates before them.

The First distinguished itself in many skirmishes while
advancing up the valley and companies and detachments made a
number of brilliant charges which attracted the attention of
General Banks and received from him complimentary mention in
orders.

General Banks had too small a force to hold his advanced
position and the confederates planned to get in his rear and
overwhelm him in front and flank and capture his command.
Banks fell back to Martinsburg and continued to Williamsport,
fighting most of the way, as the confederates had succeeded in
getting between him and Williamsport and at the same time
pressed his rear guard with forces that outnumbered the Union
troops. In this trying movement the First Cavalry did splendid
work and only retired from the difficult position held when
greatly outnumbered by the enemy.

The First remained at Williamsport until June 12, when it
took part in General Pope's Virginia campaign. It was in
General Banks' command when he fought the battle of Cedar
Mountain, July 16, where he was badly defeated.

The First was engaged at Manassas Aug. 30, suffering
severely in that battle, the brave and chivalrous Colonel
Brodhead being among the mortally wounded.

The regiment during the early months of 1863 was assigned
to duty in front of the defenses at Washington and held a long
line, making the work arduous and exacting and requiring the
regiment to be alert night and day. During this period it had
several skirmishes with the enemy, losing a number in killed
and wounded.

The First, in command of Colonel Town, was assigned to the
famous Michigan Cavalry Brigade, consisting of the Fifth, Sixth
and Seventh Cavalry, and served with the brigade until the
close of the war.

The brigade was in command of General Custer in June,
1863, during the Pennsylvania campaign and in July the First
was with the brigade at Gettysburg and made a saber charge upon
Hampton's brigade of confederate cavalry, one of the most
desperate as well as brilliant charges of the war. The First
drove a whole brigade in confusion from the field and turned
what appeared to be a defeat of the Union forces into a
complete victory. The regiment lost at Gettysburg 11 officers
and 80 men killed, wounded or missing.

On the fourth of July one squadron of the First, under
Colonel Stagg, charged the enemy at Fairfield Gap, driving the
confederates out and holding it until the entire column passed.
Two officers were killed and 17 men were killed or wounded in
this charge.

The fourteenth of July the First took part in the severe
engagement at Falling Waters, where the Cavalry brigade
captured 500 prisoners, one gun, three battle flags and a large
quantity of small arms. The First captured two of the battle
flags, one major and 70 men, who surrendered to Sergeants
Alfonso Chilson and James B. Lyon.

The regiment returned to Virginia and was constantly on
duty with the brigade, meeting the enemy at many places, and
was at James City in October. Here Kilpatrick's division, of
which the Michigan Brigade formed a part, was attacked by the
enemy under Fitz Hugh Lee and a desperate battle ensued.
Custer's brigade was surrounded and he determined to cut his
way out with the saber.

The First and Fifth regiments were formed in column of
battalions, ordered to draw sabers and, while the band played
"Yankee Doodle," went forward at a full gallop, scattering the
foe in their front, and afterward secured a place of safety for
the whole command.

Nov. 19 the First met the enemy at Buckland's Mills in a
severe engagement and at Morton's Ford on the 26th.

In December 370 of the First Cavalry re-enlisted and went
home to Michigan on a thirty-day furlough.

In February, 1864, General Kilpatrick started on a raid to
Richmond, taking with him the members of the First who did not
re-enlist, and they shared all the vicissitudes, dangers and
hardships of the raid, actually going over the first line of
works at Richmond, but were unable to go further and returned
to the army after severe fighting and many losses.

The First, after the term of veteran furlough, reassembled
at Camp Stoneman, D. C., March 1, 1864, and was joined by a
battalion of newly organized troops that had been recruited the
previous December. May 5th it crossed the Rapidan and entered
upon the campaign of 1864.

The First was among the forces commanded by General
Sheridan in his celebrated raid in the rear of Lee's army and
took part in the severe engagements that were fought both in
the advance upon Richmond and the return. Major Brewer, with
one battalion of the First, charged the enemy conducting 400
Union prisoners to Richmond and re-captured all of them.

On the eleventh the enemy's forces under General J. E. B.
Stuart's command was encountered at Yellow Tavern and a
sanguinary encounter took place. While the balance of the
brigade was confronting the enemy the First was formed in
column for a charge. It moved forward under Lieutenant Colonel
Stagg, meeting a severe fire of grape and canister from a
battery concealed on the right, but, nothing daunted, the
regiment advanced with cheers and yells, though it had to cross
five fences and a narrow bridge.

The men rode straight for the battery and captured it with
a large number of prisoners. The confederate forces were
completely routed and the greatest cavalry commander of the
confederacy, J. E. B. Stuart, was mortally wounded and died in
Richmond shortly afterward. General Sheridan found the city of
Richmond too strongly fortified to be taken by assault and
marched by the way of Gaines' Mills and rejoined the Army of
the Potomac.

The First, with the balance of the brigade, took part in
the severe engagement at Hawes' Shop May 28, where the battle
raged for hours with great fury, each side obstinately
contending every inch of ground. The country was wooded and
the fighting was necessarily on foot and the loss on both sides
was heavy. The enemy was completely defeated, but the victory
was won at great sacrifice of life.

May 31 the First was at Cold Harbor and during a spirited
engagement with infantry, artillery and cavalry Major Brewer of
the First made a saber charge upon the enemy and broke his
line, when the confederates threw down their arms and fled,
leaving their dead and wounded on the field.

This position was an important one and orders were
received to hold it at all hazards and the troops of the
Michigan Cavalry Brigade slept on their arms during the night.
Soon after daybreak that portion of the line held by the First
Michigan was attacked by a large force of the enemy, which was
repulsed. During this attack Captain Brevoort, one of the most
gallant officers in the command, was killed and Captain William
B. Heazlitt was wounded. The cavalry held this line until near
noon, when it was relieved by the Sixth Corps.

On June 2d the regiment moved toward the Chickahominy and
encamped at Bottom's Bridge, where it remained until June 4th,
when it moved to the old Church Tavern, thence on the fifth to
Shedley's, near Hawes' Shop, and on the sixth to Newcastle
Ferry. On the seventh the regiment crossed the Pamunkey river
and marched about a mile beyond Aylett's, where it remained
until the next morning and then moved to Henning creek and went
into camp. On June 9th encamped at Young's Bridge and on the
evening of the tenth arrived within three miles of Louisa Court
House. On the 11th and 12th of June the regiment was engaged
with the rest of the brigade in the battle of Trevillian
Station, in which battle Captain Carr, Lieutenants Pulver and
Warren of the regiment were killed and Captain Duggan and
Lieutenant Bullock were wounded.

On the night of June 12th, when the brigade retreated, the
first marched all night. On the twenty-eighth it crossed the
James river.

The last of July the First was ordered to Washington to
take part in the Shenandoah campaign under General Sheridan.
It shared all the vicissitudes of the numerous battles that
culminated in driving General Early and all confederate forces
out of the valley. The campaign was a brilliant series of
successes and the First maintained its most honorable record
and was conspicuous for its gallantry in many of the decisive
victories won. No brief or abridged history of a cavalry
regiment can do justice to the officers and men of the
organization, for it frequently is separated from its brigade
and division and is required to plan its own advance and attack
and the hazardous positions such a command often finds itself
in requires the coolest judgment, a fertility of resources and
the highest skill to extricate itself with honor and credit.
To write the history of a cavalry regiment requires a daily
memorandum, for its constant movements night and day and the
detachments sent on perilous scouts cannot be covered by a
brief statement of its campaigns.

In February, 1865, the First was a part of the forces
under General Sheridan when he moved against the enemy's
communications at Gordonsville and in March fought the
confederate cavalry under General Rosser at Louisa Court House,
defeating the enemy and destroying a large amount of public
property. The First helped to destroy the locks, acqueducts
and mills on the James river canal, the destruction of which
was a serious embarrassment to General Lee. It returned to the
White House after this successful raid March 19 and immediately
took part in the momentous movement when the Army of the
Potomac was swung around General Lee's right. It fought at
Five Forks and clung close to the enemy during the memorable
days of the pursuit of General Lee's army, everywhere striking
hard blows that helped to deprive the enemy of his wagon trains
and artillery, fighting desperately at Sailor's Creek, where
the Michigan Brigade destroyed 400 wagons and captured sixteen
guns and cut off General Ewell's corps from General Lee's army,
when General Ewell and his corps of 6,000 surrendered.

After the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, the
First with its brigade was sent to North Carolina, but returned
to Washington, where it took part in the grand review May 23.

The Michigan Brigade was at once ordered to proceed to
Fort Leavenworth, Kan., thence to Fort Laramie, Wyoming
Territory, where portions of each regiment were consolidated
into a regiment designated as the "First Michigan Cavalry."
The order assigning this brigade to duty in the West was a most
unjust action, after its severe, long and honorable service in
the East, and the officers and men endured great hardships in
their campaign against the Indians in the far West. The matter
was a subject of quite an acrimonious correspondence between
Governor Crapo of Michigan and the War Department and Congress
eventually made an appropriation to do partial justice to men
who were mustered out in Utah with no means of reaching home.

The regiment was mustered out at Salt Lake City, Utah,
March 10, 1866, where the men were paid and disbanded.

The regiment and brigade engaged the enemy at Winchester,
Va., March 23, 1862; Middleton, Va., March 25, 1862; Strasburg,
Va., March 27, 1862; Harrisonburg, Va., April 22, 1862;
Winchester, Va., May 24, 1862; Orange Court House, Va., July
16, 1862; Cedar Mountain, Va., Aug. 9, 1862; Bull Run, second,
Va., Aug. 30, 1862; Occouquan, Va., Feb., 1863; Thoroughfare
Gap, Va., May 21, 1863; Greenwich, Va., May 30, 1863; Hanover,
Va., June 30, 1863; Hunterstown, Pa., July 2, 1863; Gettysburg,
Pa., July 3, 1863; Monterey, Md., July 4, 1863; Cavetown, Md.,
July 5, 1863; Smithton, Md., July 6, 1863; Boonsboro, Md., July
6, 1863; Hagerstown, Md., July 6, 1863; Williamsport, Md., July
6, 1863; Boonsboro, Md., July 8, 1863; Hagerstown, Md., July
10, 1863; Williamsport, Md., July 10, 1863; Falling Waters,
Md., July 14, 1863; Snicker's Gap, Va., July 19, 1863; Kelly's
Ford, Va., Sept. 13, 1863; Culpepper Court House, Va., Sept.
14, 1863; Raccoon Ford, Va., Sept. 16, 1863; White's Ford, Va.,
Sept. 21, 1863; Jack's Shop, Va., Sept. 26, 1863; James City,
Va., Oct. 9, 10, 1863; Brandy Station, Va., Oct. 11, 1863;
Buckland's Mills, Va., Oct. 19, 1863; Stevensburg, Va., Nov.
19, 1863; Morton's Ford, Va., Nov. 26, 1863; Richmond, Va.,
March 1, 1864; Wilderness, Va., May 6 and 7, 1864; Beaver Dam
Station, Va., May 6, 1864; Yellow Tavern, Va., May 10 and 11,
1864; Meadow Bridge, Va., May 12, 1864; Milford, Va., May 27,
1864; Hawes' Shop, Va., May 28, 1864; Cold Harbor, Va., May 30
and June 1, 1864; Trevillian Station, Va., June 11 and 12,
1864; Cold Harbor, Va., July 21, 1864; Winchester, Va., Aug.
11, 1864; Leetown, Va., Aug. 25, 1864; Shepardstown, Va., Aug.
25, 1864; Smithfield, Va., Aug. 29, 1864; Berryville, Va.,
Sept. 3, 1864; Summit, Va., Sept. 4, 1864; Opequan, Va., Sept.
19, 1864; Winchester, Va., Sept. 19, 1864; Luray, Va., Sept.
24, 1864; Port Republic, Va., July 26, 27 and 28, 1864; Mt.
Crawford, Va., Oct. 2, 1864; Woodstock, Va., Oct. 9, 1864;
Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 19, 1864; Madison Court House, Va., Dec.
24, 1864; Louisa Court House, Va., March 8, 1865; Five Forks,
Va., March 30, 31 and April 1, 1865; South Side Railroad, Va.,
April 2, 1865; Duck Pond Mills, Va., April 4, 1865; Sailor's
Creek, Va., April 6, 1865; Appomattox, Va., April 8 and 9,
1865; and Willow Springs, Dak., Aug. 12, 1865.

Total enrollment...........................................2490
Killed in action.............................................96
Missing in action............................................40
Died of wounds...............................................52
Died as prisoners of war.....................................58
Died of disease.............................................172
Drowned.......................................................2
Killed accidentally...........................................4
Killed by Indians.............................................1
Discharged for disability...................................209

Dewitt H. TEEPLE, more info

Salem, MI, Washington DC


U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
about Kittie A A W O Dewitt H Teeple Name: Kittie A A W O Dewitt H Teeple Service Info.: PVT F 1ST MICH CAV USA Death Date: 2 Jul 1905 Relation: Unknown Relationship To Veteran Cemetery: Arlington National Cemetery Cemetery Address: C/O Director Arlington, VA 22211 Buried At: Section W. En Site 17052  



   

Official Illustrated History of the Metropolitan Police Dept.

Washington DC

Dewitt H. TEEPLE, was the very first commander of the NEW" 9th Metropolitan Police Dept., he was a Lt.  Apparently it was published after 1899, I have the original, however it's very old.

Pearl Evelyn TEEPLE-HANDIBOE, DeWitt's daughter in 1940

District of Columbia

1940 fed census taken in Washington DC, DeWitt's daughter- Pearl;

 

 

You have attached this record to: Teeple, Pearl Evelyn in your tree "HANDIBOE-LEWIS-ROOTS-2012" Remove   1940 United States Federal Census
about Pearl Handivoe Name: Pearl Handivoe Respondent: Yes Age: 50 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890 Gender: Female Race: White Birthplace: District of Columbia Marital Status: Married Relation to Head of House: Wife Home in 1940: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia
View Map House Number: 2814 City of residence in 1935: Same Place Resident on farm in 1935: No Sheet Number: 3B Rent/home value:

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Employment status: View image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: NameAge William Handivoe 56 Pearl Handivoe 50 Nicholas Handivoe

 

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Commander of 9th district police:
1899- the Lt., D. H TEEPLE, became or was the commander of the FIRST 9th district-Washington DC 1
BURIAL:
Arlington National Cemetery 1
BURIAL:
Alrington Nation Cemetery, Arlington, VA 1
Death place:
Washington DC 1
Place of birth:
Salem Michigan 1
DEATH OF VETERAN:
Dewitt H. TEEPLE, was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia 1

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