Heinrich Loesch, son of Johann and Eva Katharina Loesch, was born in Hemsbach, Germany. He came to America with his parents in 1846 and lived with his family on Stony Rd. in Lancaster, NY.
On August 29, 1862, Heinrich enlisted in the 112th New York Volunteer Infantry, Co. I. Military records list him as "Henry Lasch". Known as the Chautauqua Regiment, the 112th saw heavy combat in Virginia and the Carolinas from 1862 to 1865. He was admitted to the hospital for "illness" December 20, 1864 at Bermuda Hundred VA, near Richmond. He died less than 2 months later, while being escorted home to New York by his brother, Michael Loesch.