Santa Cruz County History - People



Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans
by Robert L. Nelson

MERTENS, FREDERICK (1825-1925)

Sawtelle Soldiers Home Records

Headstone of Frederick Mertens
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


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