Santa Cruz County History - People

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

MANGELS, PETER (1831-1911)

Sawtelle Soldiers Home Records

Headstone of Peter J Mangels
Peter J. Mangels
LA National Cemetery

NAME: Peter Mangels
REGISTER #: 1934

Military History

RANK/CO/UNIT: Pvt./Co A/9 IL Inf
ENLISTMENT: 1861/07/28 Cairo IL
DISCHARGED: 1864/08/20 Springfield IL End of service
RE-ENLISTMENT: 1865/03/07 Co. G. 4 US Vet Alton IL
RANK/CO/UNIT: Pvt./Co A/9 IL Inf
DISCHARGED: 1866/03/07 Columbus OH End of War

Domestic History

BORN: GE 1831?
AGE: 61
HT/CMP/EYE/HR: 5'10"/Fair/Literate
RELIGION: Protestant
OCCUPATION: Miner and Bricklayer
RESIDENCE: Camptonville, California
NEXT OF KIN: Mrs. Marguerite Mangels, (wife) Camptonville, Yuba Co

Home History

DATE OF DEATH: 1911/03/07
CAUSE OF DEATH: Hypertrophic Cirrhosis of Liver

General Remarks

PENSION CERT: #917.977
EFFECTS: $38.65
HOW DISPOSED OF: Turned over to Margaret Mangels (wife)
BURIAL INFO: no burial information

Santa Cruz Sentinel (March 11, 1911)

Latest Doing At Soldiers Home by C.J. Todd

Peter Mangels, "Old Pete," as he was familiarly known here, was buried March 8th. He was an old German and a very well known figure about the Home, having been here for many years. He claimed to have served in the army for over twenty-three years, having fought through the Crimean war before coming to America. He was a shoemaker by trade, and often talked to me about Frank de Cray, of Horsnyder’s drug store, whom he declared he used to hold on his knee when Frank was a "wee bit of a baby".

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