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"Big" John Milheim (1825-1896) of Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio

Ashland, Ashland, Ohio

Various spellings of surname: Melheim, Milheim, Muhlheim, Muehlheim, Melhime, Muhlhune

"Big" John Milheim was born in 1825 in France and died in 1896 in Ashland County, Ohio.
Big John enlisted as a private on 1 September 1862 into Company G, 23rd Infantry Regiment Ohio. Big John received a disability discharge on 28 January 1863; his residence is given as Clear Creek, Ashland County, Ohio. Big John's Civil War Pension File classifies him as an invalid with rhen., dis. heart and lungs. The Civil War Pension application number is 115444 and the certificate number is 148046. The pension monthly rate is $16.00 and is sent to a Loudonville Postal address.

Big John Milheim is buried in Section 1, Lot #532, Grave 3 in Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio. The cemetery lot owner is Frederick August Knapp, son of Michael Knapp and Magdalena Muhlheim and all three are buried in Ashland Cemetery.

Magdalena Muhlheim Knapp was born 11 October 1843 in Strasbourg, Bas Rhin, France and Big John Milheim has been mention in the family history. Big John Milheim is a probable uncle or cousin to the lot owner, Frederick August Knapp.

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American Civil War Soldiers
Name: John Melhime
Enlistment Date: 1 Sep 1862
Side Served: Union
State Served: Ohio
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 1 September 1862 at the age of 37.
Enlisted in Company G, 23rd Infantry Regiment Ohio on 1 Sep 1862.
Received a disability discharge from Company G, 23rd Infantry Regiment Ohio on 28 Jan 1863.
Sources: 17
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U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
Name: John Melhime
Age at Enlistment: 37
Enlistment Date: 9 Jan 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Ohio
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company G, Ohio 23rd Infantry Regiment on 01 Sep 1862.
Mustered out on 28 Jan 1863.
Birth Date: abt 1825
Sources: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio

U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
Number 8
Name: John Milheim
Residence: Clear Creek, Ashland, Ohio
Class: 2
Congressional District: 14th
Age on 1 July 1863: 38
Race: White
Occupation: Farmer
Place of Birth: France
In Service and Discharged

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
Record for John Melheim
Service: G 23 Ohio Inf
8 Sep 1866
Class: Invalid
Application No. 115444
Certificate No. 148046

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The Executive Documents
Printed By order of the Senate of the United Staes
for the Second Session of
the Fory-Seventh Congress, 1882 - 1883
In Five Volumes, Volume V - Part 3, Page 13
Washington Government Printing Office, 1883
Number of Cerificate: 148,046
Name of pensioner: Melheim, John
Post-Office address: Loudonville
Cause for which pensioned: rhen., dis. heart & lungs
Monthly Rate: 16.00
Date of original allowance: .......

Twenty-third Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Company G, Mustered in June 7, 1861, at Camp Jackson, Ohio, by J. H. Simpson, Captain Topographical Engineers, U.S.A.
Mustered out July 26, 1865, at Cumberland, Md., by A. F. Kendall, Captain 91st O. V. I.
Roster of Ohio Troops, Page 112
Name, Rank, Age, Date of Entering the Service, Period of Service, Remarks
Melhime, John  ...Private... 37  Sept. 1, 1862  3 yrs.  Discharged Jan. 28, 1863, on Surgeon's certificate of disability.

Source: Twenty-third Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Co G 38-45, GO To PAGE 43 lists Melhime, John


Burial in Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio
Section 1, Lot #532, Grave 3,
Lot Owner: Frederick August Knapp, son of Michael Knapp and Magdalena Muhlheim.

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