Santa Cruz County History - People



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

KUDER, BENJAMIN (1837-1928)

Sawtelle Soldiers Home Records

Headstone of Benjamin Kuder
Benjamin Kuder
IOOF Cemetery in Santa Cruz

NAME: Benjamin C Kuder
REGISTER #: 14177

Military History

RANK/CO/UNIT: Pvt/Co E/39 IA Inf
ENLISTMENT: 1862/0822 Calhume IA
DISCHARGED: 1865/06/05 Washington DC EOS
RE-ENLISTMENT:
RNK/CO/UNIT:
DISCHARGED:
DISABILITY: Catarac right eye, aretrio sclerosis

Domestic History

BORN: PA (1836?)
AGE: 80
HT/CMP/EYE/HR: 5’10/Lt/Gr/Lt Literate
RELIGION: Protestant
OCCUPATION: Retired
RESIDENCE: Santa Cruz, CA
MARRIED SINGLE: Married
NEXT OF KIN: (Wife) Mary A Kuder 37 Benito St, Santa Cruz CA

Home History

PENSION AMOUNT: $30
ADMISSION: 1916/11/15, 1921/12/06
DISCHARGED:1916/11/29, 1922/01/16 Both occasions own request
DATE OF DEATH:
CAUSE OF DEATH:

General Remarks

PENSION CERT: #355,103
EFFECTS: None
HOW DISPOSED OF:
BURIAL INFO:

Santa Cruz Evening News (November 17, 1928)

B.C. Kuder, 91, is Summoned

Death summoned Benjamin C. Kuder, ninety-one years of age this morning at his home at 106 Younglove avenue. He suffered a severe stroke a few days ago.

Mr. Kuder came to Santa Cruz from Wilson, Kansas, more than twenty years ago and was well known to many old time residents. He was a real estate operator for many years here.

Surviving him are his widow [Mary], a step daughter, Mrs. Hunter, and a stepson, W. H. Sherer, photographer of Santa Cruz, and three daughters, Mrs. Ella Howard of Los Angeles, Mrs. Emma Wolfe of Salina, Kansas, and Mrs. Nancy Atchinson of Chico.

The remains are at the Chase mortuary. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (November 18, 1928)

DIED: KUDER- In Santa Cruz, Nov. 16, Benjamin C. Kuder, a native of Iowa; aged 91 years 5 months and 7 days.

The funeral of the deceased will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the chapel of Chase's mortuary. Interment in I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (November 21, 1928)

Funeral services were held yesterday at the chapel of Chase’s mortuary for Benjamin Kuder. The services were conducted by Rev. Frank Woten of the Garfield Park Christian church.

The hymns, “Jesus Lover of My Soul" and Rock of Ages," were sung by Rev. and Mrs. Woten and the G.A.R. services were in charge of Wallace Reynolds Post, G.A.R.

The burial was at Odd Fellows cemetery.


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