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Rudolph August Krueger

Male 1842 - 1911  (68 years)


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  • Name Rudolph August Krueger 
    Born 24 Aug 1842  Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • The 1892 New York state census lists his birthplace as Prussia.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1892  Chautaqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1900  Chautauqua, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • This census states he had been married 36 years and that he immigrated in 1856 (1910 census states 1855).
    Census 1910  Chautaqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Dean Road 
    • According to the census, he was born in Germany about 1843, immigrated in 1855 (1900 census shows 1856), and his parents were both born in Germany. He is listed as owning his home and being a farmer, and literate. He is noted to have been married to Margaret for 46 years.
    _UID 1271B8873959402896B3A43098639EED5F20 
    Died 1911 
    Buried 1911  Fredonia Cemetery, Fredonia, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • His grave was unmarked as of 1999.
    Person ID I790  Bradley - Post
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 

    Father Living 
    Mother Charlotte Juliane Pollinski,   b. 1812,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1840 
    Family ID F3459  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Fleisch,   b. 16 Sep 1842, Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1926  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 4 Apr 1864  Dunkirk, Chautauqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. George R. Krueger,   b. 8 Mar 1867, Stockton, Chautauqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1953, Silver Creek, Chautauqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F326  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Rudolph served in the U.S. Civil War. He enlisted for three years at Otto, NY in the 64th N.Y.V.I. (also known as the Cattaraugus Regiment), Company C, on September 16, 1861 at age 19. Here-enlisted on January 19, 1864.

      Among the battles in which the 64th served were: Yorktown; Fair Oaks; Gaines' Mills; Antietam; Fredericksburg; Chancellorsville; Gettysburg; Spottsylvania; and Petersburg (according to the NYAdjutant General's Report, 1868).

      On May 5 1864 he was wounded at the Battle of Wilderness, Virginia (Spotsylvania County), part of Grant’s Overland Campaign (for this gunshot wound to the left leg he ultimately received apension of $2 per month).

      The principal commanders in the battle of Wilderness were Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Maj. Gen. George G. Meade for the USA and Gen. Robert E. Lee for the Confederacy. Losses were heavy:5597 Killed, 21463 Wounded, and 10667 Missing or Captured from the USA, and 2000 Killed, 6000 Wounded, and 3400 Missing or Captured from the CSA. There were162,920 total troops engaged (USA101,895; CSA 61,025).

      On the morning of May 5, 1864, the Union V Corps attacked Ewell’s Corps on the Orange Turnpike, while A.P. Hill’s corps during the afternoon encountered Getty’s Division (VI Corps) andHancock’s II Corps on the Plank Road. Fighting was fierce but inconclusive as both sides attempted to maneuver in the dense woods. Darkness halted the fighting, and both sides rushed forwardreinforcements. At dawn on May 6, Hancock attacked along the Plank Road, driving Hill’s Corps back in confusion. Longstreet’s Corps arrived in time to prevent the collapse of the Confederateright flank. At noon, a devastating Confederate flank attack in Hamilton’s Thicket sputtered out when Lt. Gen. James Longstreet was wounded by his own men. The IX Corps (Burnside) movedagainst the Confederate center, but was repulsed. The battle was a tactical draw. Grant, however, did not retreat as had the other Union generals before him. On May 7, the Federals advancedby the left flank toward the crossroads of Spotsylvania Courthouse.

      On September 22 1864 he was transferred to Company A, and promoted to Corporal on October 10 of that year. He was further promoted to First Sergeant on January 7 1865, and was commissioned asa 2nd Lieutenant on July 11 1865 (date of rank May 27, 1865). Three days later (July 14) he was mustered out of service at Washington.

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Census, 1900, US, Stated birth date Aug 1842, Germany.

    2. [S217] Germany Births & Baptisms 1558-1898, FHL Film Number: 1194702.

    3. [S216] NY Census 1892.

    4. [S142] Census, 1900, US.

    5. [S140] Census, 1910, Viewing original image.

    6. [S99] Hornburg, Ada.