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Santa Cruz Sentinel (November 29, 1923)
Thomas B. Hildebrand
Felton Cemetery

Passing of a Good Man

Thomas Berryman Hildebrands, born in Junito county, Pa., July 2, 1842, died at his home near Felton, Nov. 26. He leaves a wife, Mrs. Emma Hildebrands, one son and four daughters, Frank G. Hildebrands, Mrs. Neta Schobel of Calaveras Co., Mrs. Blanch Miller of San Francisco, Mrs. Ella Merritt, San Francisco, and Mrs. Martha Edwards, Albice, Iowa. One grand son. Thomas E. Hennion of Los Angeles. Two sisters and three sisters also survive Mr. Hildebrands. He was a soldier in the Civil War of 49 Penn. Vol., serving under Major General Hancock. He served four years and six months. In 1897 he served two years in Alaska as land agent. Then came to California where he met his family in San Francisco, where he located until 1913, then came to Felton to reside, where they have remained. Mr. Hildebrands' body was shipped to Godeaus Undertaking Parlors at San Francisco, where it will lie in state till Friday, 2 o'clock p.m. The funeral services will be held by the F. and A.M. of which he is a member, then a military burial at the National Cemetery at the Presidio of San Francisco, Nov. 30. Mr. Hildebrands has lived near Felton for the past ten years and has endeared himself to this neighbors and friends who sympathize deeply with his sorrowing family.

He will be missed by the community in so many ways. He was always cheerful and had a good word for every one; honest, kind ever ready to assist a good cause and was always loyal to the Civil War comrades, and assisted many to secure pensions. Just one more good citizen taken from our midst who will be long remembered for his kind acts and patient and ever cheerful attitude.

Date of Birth: 1842-07-02

Date of Death: 1923-26-11

County: Santa Cruz

Cemetery/City of Burial: Felton Cemetery

Mortuary: Gds

Cause of Death: Brn/Hmrrhge

Spouse: (Hildebrand)_ Emma

Local Address: (County)

Last City: Felton

Native of: PA

Father Native of: Dr.David (PA)

Mother Native of: Berryman_ Martha (PA)

Enlisted: 1861/08/17

Discharged: 1865/07/15

Military Unit: PA_ 49 Inf_ Co G

Rank: Sgt

Military Notes: R_E-N/L_ M/O-Hall's Hill VA

GAR#: WR32

Available records used to obtain information:
Cemetery records
Santa Cruz County death records
Military records
Santa Cruz and Monterey newspapers
Voter Records

CW Reference: SEN 1929/11/23

Creator: Nelson, Robert L.
Source: Old Soldier: the story of the Grand Army of the Republic in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2004.
Date: Undated
Coverage: Santa Cruz (County)
Rights: Reproduced by permission of Robert L. Nelson.
Identifier: OS-0463


Nelson, Robert L. “HILDEBRANDS, THOMAS BERRYMAN (1842 - 1923).” Old Soldier: the story of the Grand Army of the Republic in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2004. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/133439. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.