George William Neuman

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Collection George W. Neuman
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Albumen print mounted on pink colored card stock of George William Neuman.

Year Range from 1886
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1887
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Neg # 23305
Notes Bust view image of NEUMAN, George William - Sgt., Company F, 19th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He wears a dark coat and has a moustache.

George was born on Sept. 2, 1836 at Rueckerhausen, Nassau, Prussia. He was a son of Peter and Henrietta (Crass) Neumann. The family emigrated to America in 1847. They came directly to Wisconsin and settled on a farm in Washington County. Both parents died there and are buried at Fillmore, Washington County. George removed to Oshkosh, Winnebago County in 1854. He was occupied there as a shoemaker. He was married on Oct. 25, 1859 to Catherine Scherff of Winneconne, Winnebago County. He was listed as William in the 1860 federal census and was then residing in the third ward of the city of Oshkosh. Kate, his wife, was born circa 1838 at Bavaria. George enlisted at Oshkosh on Jan. 28, 1862. He was assigned as above and was promoted to Sergeant and then 1st Sergeant of that company. George was wounded on July 17, 1864 and was taken prisoner on Oct. 27, 1864 at Fair Oaks, Virginia. He was sent to Richmond, where he remained in Libby Prison for ten days. He was then sent to the stockade prison at Salisbury, N.C. He was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant of the company on Nov. 28, 1864 but was not mustered at that rank as he was still being held at Salisbury. George was released from prison on Mar. 1, 1865 and was then mustered out at Madison, Wisconsin on Apr. 29, 1865 at the end of his term of enlistment. He returned to Oshkosh. George and Catherine had six children: Helen, married in Winnebago County on June 28, 1898 to August Moak; Martin J., born on Oct. 31, 1863, married in Winnebago County on Mar. 15, 1888 to Louise Hiller, died at Oshkosh on Nov. 3, 1925; William J., resided later at Nogales, Arizona; George F.; Katherine "Katie," married to H.H. Nettekoven; and Annie Neumann, married to L.H. Boehm, resided at Chicago (donor of collection). George was listed in the veteran section of the 1885, 1895 and 1905 Wisconsin State census at P.O. Oshkosh. He was listed in 1888 as a member of GAR Post #241 at Oshkosh. He was listed in the 1890 federal census as residing in the town of Oshkosh at P.O. Oshkosh. George was listed in 1905 as residing at 165 Waugoo Street in the city of Oshkosh. George F., Katherine and Anna were residing at that same address. Kate, his wife, died at Oshkosh on Jan. 18, 1900. George was stricken with an illness while attending a GAR convention at Madison, Wisconsin in June 1914. He was returned to his residence at 165 Waugoo Street in Oshkosh. George died in Oshkosh on Apr. 6, 1915.

{US 1860, 1890; WC-V 1885, 1895, 1905; ROV; Randall p.43; SCA 1:580-2; ODN 16 Jun 1914}
{ODN 3 Nov 1925; ODN 07 Apr 1915; WCMR v.7 p.56 #494; WCMR v.8 p.359 #2359; B-1905}
Object ID P2004.4.1
Object Name Cabinet Card
People Neuman, George William
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 4.25" x 6.5"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Civil War
Grand Army of the Republic
19th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Libby Prison
Prisoners of war
Title George William Neuman
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