Isaac VanBibber and Mariah Walraven
Andrew Jackson VanBibber
A. J. VAN BIBBER GERMAN ARMY = MEXICAN WAR = REGULAR ARMY = CIVIL WAR Military marker ...............................B: A-9-10 A. J. VAN BIBBER CO G - 2 IND L.A. ----- ISA-5: ANDREW J. VAN BIBBER PVT - CO. .. 2ND REG LIGHT ARTILLERY - 3 yrs. ENR: 1 Sep 1861 - Capt Rabb - Indpls - Age 44 MUS: 1 Sep 1861 - Lt. Col. Wood - Indpls (Notation: "VAN VILIBBER") (Search neg ISA-5 for name of VAN VILIBBER) ----- TERRELL: Vol 7 pg 608 - ENL MEN - 2ND BATTERY LT ART: ANDREW J. VAN BIBBER - Res: Shelbyville IND MUS: 1 Sep 1861 TRANSFERRED TO V.R.C. - 10 Oct 1865 ----- GAR NO. 62 - A. J. VAN BIBBER - Cooper - Edinburg b: Ohio ENT GAR: 14 Jul 1884 - Age 71 ENT SERV: 28 Aug 1861 - PRI CO G - 2 IND ARTY DIS: 28 Aug 1864 - PRI CO G - 2nd IND - 36 mo. CAUSE OF DISCHARGE - Expiration of term ~~~~~~~ KNOW YE, That Andrew J. Van Bibber a 3d Sergeant of Captain Charles Cresswel's Company F, Fourth Regiment of Ohio Volunteers, who was mustered on the Second day of June one thousand eight hundred and forty seven to serve during the war with Mexico, is hereby HONORABLY DISCHARGED from the service of the United States, this twenty second day of July 1848, at Cincinnati, Ohio by reason of being mustered out of the service on the expiration of his term. Said Andrew J. Van Bibber was born in Harrison County in the State of Ohio is thirty four years of age, five feet 6 ½ inches high, dark complexion, black eyes, grey hair, and by occupation, when enlisted, a cooper. GIVEN at Cincinnati this 22d day of July 1848. Charles Cresswell, Capt. Commanding Company. ~~~~~~~ DIED WEDNESDAY MARCH 9TH 1892 OBIT: Franklin REPUBLICAN - Fri 11 Mar 1892 p 8 - Edinburg item: A. J. VAN BIBBER, aged about 82 years, died Wedns. morning at 4 o'clock. He had been in failing health. He served a term in the German Army, was a Mexican soldier, and served 3 years as a volunteer, and five years in the regular army -- in all about 15 years as a soldier. He was wounded several times, but not seriously. He was a man firm in his beliefs, and skeptical on religious matters. He drew a pension for his wounds, but was in moderate circumstances. REF: Edbg COURIER --Thurs 9 Sep 1886 p 2 col 3 - FRANKLIN STAR - 26 ult. Among the old soldiers before the pension board yesterday was ANDREW VAN BIBBER of Edenburg who is in his 74th year. The old gentleman was in almost fourteen years of war for his country, fighting Indians on the frontier, in the Mexican War, and in the rebellion. He bears many battle scars. He related one instance where he and twenty-seven comrades, while acting as a surveying party in Oregon in 1849 with KIT CARSON as a guide -- they were compelled to live three months on dog meat and dog soup. He is a very intelligent gentleman, and his stories are far more interesting than those found in a book.