Isaac Mason Sr.

Enlisted: Unknown Buried: What was known as Macy’s Mound Cemetery in Drakesville, Ia. Of Note: Served in Revolutionary War & War of 1812 Pictures: One Two [...]

John Lepper

Enlisted: Unknown, New York Buried: Plot in the woods N. of Dewitt, Iowa Section 1 Twp. 81 N. of Range 3 east of Dewitt Twp. Of Note: Enlisted at 15 years old in New York Pictures: One [...]

Peter Holms

Enlisted: Nothing is known of his service in the American Revolution. He appears in the 1850 Iowa Census as a Soldier of the Revolution, living with the family of Samuel Holms in Mallory Township, Clayton County, Iowa.   Died: After 1850, buried in Goshen Cemetery, Millville Township, Clayton County, Iowa. Memorial marker was placed on the gravesite by Mary Knight Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Strawberry Point, Iowa, and dedicated 1 October 1972.   Narrative: Peter Holms was born in New York State and probably traveled west with a son, Samuel, where he appears in the 1850 Iowa Census. If this is true, he left New York before 1834 and was living in Michigan. He was living in Illinois in 1841 and was in Iowa Territory by 1844. The Peter Holmes whose service record can be found in records of Daughters of the American Revolution was born in 1720 and died in 1799, so could have been the father of the man of that name who came to Iowa. There are several men with the name Peter Holms/Holmes in the New York censuses of 1790, 1800, and 1810. The Revolutionary War soldier buried in Iowa could be the [...]

Charles Harry

Born: August 11th, 1760, Frederick County, Virginia Service: Enlisted in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1779 to spy on Indian movement between the Allegheny and York Rivers in western Pennsylvania. He served three months under Captain Mabray Evans in Colonel Marshall’s Regiment; the again volunteered and served six months from April 1780 in the same company and regiment. He marched from Fort Pitt to Wheeling (West Virgina) and served under Lieutenant Joseph Ackley to watch Indian movement in that area. Later that same year he volunteered at different times on scouting parties. In 1781 he served two months at the station at Mingo and one month at the fort on Robinson’s Run, all in the area of western Pennsylvania and around Wheeling. He also served in Captain Wlles Fort beginning 18 April 1782, under the command of Lieutenant James Wilson. Died: April 1843, Cedar County Iowa. He was buried in the Old Tipton Cemetery, Tipton, Iowa, on half of a lot bought of Joe H. Snyder. The cemetery was no longer in existence and when the present school building was erected on the site, graves were discovered and most of the remains taken and reinterred in the present Tipton Cemetery, known [...]

Patriotic Essays

The Boston Tea Party by Eagle Scout Mark Allen Froah Crossing Into History by Eagle Scout Benjamin Keith Potts The Colonial Militia & My Patriot Ancestor by Eagle Scout Ian James Michel Birmingham Meeting House & The Battle of Brandywine by Eagle Scout Ian James Michel The Birth of America by Eagle Scout Ian James [...]

Harold L. Meeker

Meeker, Harold L. LTCDR US Navy Served: 1947-1971 I was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa March 3, 1930 and spent my youth there, in North Liberty and in Iowa City. While in my teens, I spent five years in the Moose sponsored Iowa City Drum and Bugle Corp. That participation made Navy Boot Camp rather easy when I joined in 1947. I attended Naval Submarine School in 1948 and married the former Darlene Venzke of near Kalona, Iowa in Yuma, AR. This union produced four children: Steven, Cynthia (deceased), John and Brian. There after I spent all of my Naval Service in the submarine service, except for periods of instruction. I completed two years of college via night school at the Waukegan branch of the University of Illinois and correspondence courses while at sea. I was a first class Engineman until I changed my rating to Electronics technician where I was promoted to Chief Electronics Technician in 1959. In 1960 I was selected for Limited Duty Officer, Electronics as Ensign, USN. I was then assigned to a one year Electronics School for officers. Next, I was assigned as Electronics Division Officer on the submarine tender, USS Orion repairing gear on [...]
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