Santa Cruz County History - People

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

LENHART, JOHN L (1821-1914)

Santa Cruz Sentinel (November 12, 1889)

J.L. Lenhart has been granted an increase in pension.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (April 24, 1914)

John Lenhart is Dead

John Lenhart died at the veteran soldier’s home Wednesday morning. His body will arrive here for burial on Friday evening's train from San Francisco. The time and place of funeral are not known here now, but notice will be given later.

Mr. Lenhart was a veteran soldier in the civil war, in the 112th Illinois Infantry; served three years was in the 93d year at time of death.

Santa Cruz Surf (April 24, 1914)

Old Soldier Dies
John Lenhart Passes Away at Soldiers’ Home

John Lenhart, an old time and well known resident, passed away on Wednesday morning at the soldiers’ home and his body will be brought here for buriel. Mr. Lenhart was an old soldier and a veteran of the civil war , having served in the One Hundred and Twelvth Illinois infantry, and at the time of his death he was about 93 years old. He resided for many years on South Branciforte Avenue and was a cabinet maker by trade.

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