MERTENS, FREDERICK (1825 - 1910)

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Sawtelle Soldiers Home Records
Frederick Mertens
LA National Cemetery

NAME: Frederick Mertens
REGISTER #: 1488

Military History

RANK/CO/UNIT: Pvt./Co. B 2nd Wisconsin Infantry
ENLISTMENT: 1861/05/22 LaCross Wisconsin
DISCHARGED: 1863/07/16 Alexandria VA transferred
RE-ENLISTMENT: 1863/07/16
RANK/CO/UNIT: Pvt./1st Veterans Reserve Corp
DISCHARGED: 1864/06/14 Expiration of service
DISABILITY: Gunshot wound right hip

Domestic History

BORN: Germany
AGE: 67
HT/CMP/EYE/HR: 5'10"/dark complexioned
RELIGION: Protestant
OCCUPATION: Laborer
RESIDENCE: Santa Cruz California
MARRIED SINGLE: Widower
NEXT OF KIN: none

Home History

PENSION AMOUNT: $20
ADMISSION: 1884/07/21 to N.W. Branch, 1892/09/10
DISCHARGED: 1884/10/16 His request
DATE OF DEATH: 1910/05/29
CAUSE OF DEATH: Mitral insufficiency

General Remarks

PENSION CERT: #106518
EFFECTS: $34 cash, $60 pension due
HOW DISPOSED OF:
BURIAL INFO: VH Section 17 Row G No. 7

Date of Birth: 1825

Date of Death: 1910-29-05

County: Los Angeles

Cemetery/City of Burial: Los Angeles National

Plot: 17/G/07

Occupation: Laborer

Religion: Pr

Height: 5'10

Complexion: Dk

Local Address: Santa Cruz 84

Last City: (CA Sawtelle 10)

Native of: GE

Enlisted: 1865/03/07

Discharged: 1865/05/06

Military Unit: WI_ 2 Inf_ Co B

Rank: Cpl

Military Notes: R-Milwaukee_-M/O

GAR#: N/R

Available records used to obtain information:
Cemetery records
Santa Cruz County death records
California Death Index
Military records
Santa Cruz and Monterey newspapers
Voter Records
Sawtelle Soldiers Home records

CW Reference: Sawtelle #1488

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-0682

Citation

Nelson, Robert L. “MERTENS, FREDERICK (1825 - 1910).” 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/133658. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.