Bernardus. U.S. Army,11/15/1847, mustered into service 12/1847 as a private, Captain Wittenmyer's Company F of Colonel Troll's Regiment of Michigan volunteers. He contracted and almost died of smallpox. Returned home from Mexico in August 1848 at the closure of the war after rendering gallant and arduous service . Honorably discharged 7/28/1848.