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Frederich Heinrich Tönsing

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  • Name Frederich Heinrich Tönsing 
    Gender Male 
    Born 19 April 1841  Brockhausen, Wittlage, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Emmigration Bremen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Immigration 11 September 1857  Baltimore Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    • Steamship Blücher
    Naturalization 25 October 1905  Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    • Volume 7, Petition 2721, Court of Common Pleas
    Occupation Civil Soldier/Veteran, Pail Maker, Cigar Store Owner, Woodware Maker  [7, 8
    Pension notes The National Archives
    Cert. No. S. C. 33198
    Pensioner: Frederick H. Tonsing
    Can No: 425 Bundle No: 46


    Pension payments
    15 Jul 1864: $8.00
    6 Jun 1866: $15.00
    3 Aug 1872: $18.00
    4 Jun 1872: $24.00
    4 Apr 1883: $30.00
    15 Sep 1886: $45.00
    2 Mar 1903: $55.00

    July 8, 1864
    Certificate of Disability for Discharge
    In the case of
    Frederick C. Tonsing
    a private Co. B
    107 Reg’t of Ohio
    Approved Wm Cumbleck
    Surgeon U.S.A.
    Medical Director
    Dept of the Susquehana
    Adjutant Generals’ Office,
    July 22 1864
    Duplicate for the Pension Office
    Sam G Neck
    Asst. Adjt. Genl.
    Head Quarters
    Dept. of Susquehanna
    Harrisburg July 9”1864
    _________________
    To be discharged The United States Service
    By commands of
    Maj. Genl. Conch
    Jno L. Schulzt
    Asst. Adj’t Genl

    15 Jul 1864
    Certificte of Disability for Discharge
    Private Fredrick H. Tonsing of Lieut. Anton Miclert’s Company (B.) of the 107th Regiment Ohio Vols. was enlisted by A. J. Denoldt of the _____ Regiment of _____ at Cleveland, Ohio on the Twenty-Second day of August 1862, to serve Three years; he was born in Brokhausen in the State of Hannover is Twenty-nine years of age, Five feet Eleven inches high, Light complexion, Black eyes, Sandy hair, and by occupation when enlisted a Laborer. During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty Sixty days.* Private Tonsing received a Gun Shot wound, right leg at Battle of Gettysburg July 1st 1863. resulting in amputation, right thigh, lower third. Disability complete.

    STATION: ?? Genl. Hospl. Christian St Philada
    DATE: July, 6th 1864 R. S. Levis
    A. A. Surg: W. S. A. in charge

    I certify, that I have carefully examined the said Private Fredrick H. Tonsing of Lieut Anton Miclert’s Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of amputation right thigh. Disability complete, wound received in Battle, Declines the Veteran Res. Corps.
    R. S. Levis
    A.A. Surgeon. W. S. A.
    Discharged, this Fifteenth day of July 1864, at ?? Genl. Hospl. Christian St. Philadelphia Pa.
    R. S. Levis
    A.A. Surg. in charge
    The sodier desires to be addressed at
    Town Cleveland County_________ State Ohio
    *See not 1 on the back of this

    15 Jul 1864
    Protective War Claim Agency of the U.S. Sanitary Commission
    Invalid Army Pension
    State of Pennsylvania, County of Philadelphia
    On this 15th day of July A.D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four, personally appeared before me, an Alderman and ex-officio Justice of the Peace, in and for the said County and State, Frederick A. Tonsing aged twenty one years, a resident of Cleveland and State of Ohio, who being duly sworn, according to law, declares that he is the identical Frederick A. Tonsing who enlisted in the service of the United States at Cleveland, on the 22d day of August, in the year 1862, as a Private in company “B”, commanded by Lieut. Anton Millert, in the 107” regiment of Ohio Vols, in the war of 1861, and was honorably discharged on the 15th day of July in the year 1864; that while in the service aforesaid, and in the line of his duty, he received a gun shot wound in the right leg in aciton at Gettysburg July. 1.1863 by means of which his lg has been amputated-Before enteringthe S.S. Service he was by occupation at Laborer.
    He hereby appoints W. N. Ashman, No. 1307 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa., to be his true and lawful Attorney, with full power to present and prosecute this claim and receive and receipt for any order, certificate, or money which may be payable under it.
    Witnesses present:
    Addison L. Hayes
    George J. Nicholas} Fred. H. Tonsing
    Also personally appeared George J. Nichols and Addison Hayes, residents of Philada persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present, and saw Said claimant sign his name to the foregoing declaration; and they further swear that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the applicant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and they further state that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
    Addiosn L. Hayes
    George J. Nicholas
    Sworn to and subscribed, and the foregoing power of Attorney duly acknoledged, before me, this 15th day of July A.D. 1864; and I hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim. Withness my hand H. Tunisen Alderman and Ex O. T. of the Vence
    Applicant’s Post Office address: Cleveland. Cowell Co., Ohio

    8 Aug 1864
    Officers’ Certificate
    I Certify on honor, That Frederick Tonsing was a Private in Company “B” of 107th Regiment, Ohio Volunteers, in the war of 1861; that while in service of the United States, and in the line of his duty, he received a gunshot wound in the right leg in action at Gettysburg July 1st 1863. by reason of which his leg has been amputated.
    Dated at Framanlina, Florida on this Eight day of August 1864
    Fernando. C. Suhrer
    1st Lieut 107 Ohio Vols
    Commanding Co. “B”

    24 Sep 1864
    Adjutant General’s Office
    Sept. 24, 1864
    Sir:
    I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt form your Office of application for Pension No. ____, and to return it herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office. In reply to your inquirey of Sept 22, 1864.
    It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office, that Frederick H. Toensing was enrolled on the 22” day of Aug, 1863, at Cleveland Ohio in Co. “B”, 107” Regiment of Ohio Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war, and mustered into service as a Priv on the 9” day of Sept, 1862, at Camp Cleveland Ohio in Co. “B”, 107” Regiment of Ohio Volunteers, to serve 3 years or during the war. On the Muster Roll of Co. “B” of that Regiment, for the months of July and Aug 1864, he is reported Fred H. Tonsing. “Discharged on account of amputation July 15”164. “ Place of discharge not stated.
    I am, Sir, very respectfully,
    Your obedient servant, Saml Peck
    Assistant Adjutant General
    The Commissioner of Pensions,
    Washington D. C.

    1 Oct 1864
    50.849
    Additional Evidence in Claim of Fredrick H. Tonsing, Priv. Co. B. 107th Regt. Ohio Vol., PO Cleveland Cowell Co. Ohio, W. N. Ashman Solitor, H. S. Sanitary Com., 1307 Chestnut St, Philadelphia

    3 Oct 1864
    War of 1861 Act July 14, 1862
    Brief in case of Frederick H. Tonsing Private of Company “B”, 107’ Regiment Ohio Vols.
    Post Office Address of Applicant:
    Cleveland Cuyahoga Co. Ohio
    Enlisted Aug 22nd, 1862, Discharged July 15’, 1864
    Claim for an Invalid Pension
    Declaration and Identification in due Form
    Proof Exhibited.
    Discharged because of amputation of right leg from G. S. Wound. received in battle.
    The 1st Lieut. of his Compy certifies Aug 8/64 that claimant was wounded in the right leg at the battle of Gettysburg Pa. July 1st/63 by reason of which his leg was amputated.
    #accepted by Coms?
    Biennial examination not req
    Admitted Sept Oct. 3”, 1864, to a Pension of $8.00 per month, commencing July 15, 1864.
    total Disability permanent Disabled by top of right leg from G.S.W.
    W. N. Ashman J. C. Winn
    Philadelphia, Pa. Examining Clerk

    5 Oct 1864
    no title
    No. 33198
    Ohio
    Frederick H. Tonsing
    Rank Priv.
    Company “B”
    Regiment 107th Ohio Vols.
    Cleveland Agency
    Rate per month $8.
    Commencing 15th July 1864
    Certificate dated 5th Oct 1864
    Phila, Pa
    Act of 14 Jul, 1862
    Book G. Vol 7 Page 212
    J. G. Dong, Clerk.

    5 Oct 1864
    (No. 5.)
    Former Action
    Pensioned Oct 5, 1864, from July 15, 1864, at $ 8 per month, aon account of Loss of right leg from ?.
    July 26/66 Increased to $15 from June 6/66
    Aug. 372 Increased to $18 act of June 8-72
    PRESENT ACTION
    Alleges disability from amputation Right leg
    Increase application filed June 7, 1873; last paid June 4, 1873.
    Certificate surrendered Yes. Art. reduced.
    MEDICAL TREATMENT AND EXAMINATIONS
    Discharged on account of amputation right leg.
    Ex. Surg. Bd. Cleveland
    Aug 6, 1873} Total Dis. 2d grde

    5 Oct 1864
    No. 33198
    Ohio
    Frederick H. Tonsing
    Rank Priv.
    Company “B”
    Regiment 107th Ohio Vols.
    Cleveland Agency.
    Rate per month. $8.
    Commencing 15th July 1864
    Certificate dated 5th Oct. 1864
    and sent to W. N. Arhman, Phila, Pa
    Acto of 14 July, 1862
    Book G. Vol 7 Page 212
    J. G. Long Clerk

    July 9, 1866
    DECLARATION FRO INCREASED PENSION
    Act June 6th, 1866
    State of Ohio
    County of Cuyahoga
    On this 9th day of Jul 1866, before me, the undersigned, a Probate Judge (see note at bottom of this sheet,) in and for the County and State above named, and by law duly authorized to administer oaths for general purposes, personally appeared Frederick H. Tonsing who being duly sworn, according to law declares that he is aged 25 years, and is a resident of Cleveland County of Cuyahoga in the State of Ohio. HIS POST OFFICE ADDRESS is No 15. Willard St County of Cleveland in the State of Ohio and that he is a Pensioner of the United States, duly enrolled at the Cleveland O. Pension Agency, at the rate of $Eight by reason of disability incurred in the Military service of the United States, in Company ‘B’ commanded by Captain DeWaldt in the 107 Regiment Ohio Infantry Volunteers. And that his present physical condition is such that he believes himself entitled to receive an increased Pension of the third grade provided for in the first section fo the Supplementary Pension Act, approved June 6th, 1866. He further declares that he is disabled in the following manner, to wit: (Here the Declarant will particularly set forth the nature of his disabilit, and the extent to which he is incapacitated for manual labor, or dependent upon the personal aid and attendance of others.)
    Loss of right leg above the knee caused by Cannonshot received at battle of Gettysburgh Pa Jul 5 1863.
    He makes this declaration for the purpose of being again placed on the Invalid Pension Roll of the United States, at the increased rate as provided by act, June 6th, 1866, by reason of the disability above stated, and he hereby constitutes and appoints Wm. E. PRESTON, Licensed Army and Navy War Claim Agent, of Cleveland, Ohio, his Attorney,with power of substitution, to prosecute his claim and receive his new Pension Certificate.
    Frederick H. Tonsing
    Sworn to, subscribed and acknowledged, the day and year first above named, and on the same day personally appeard H. W. Albers and Ed A. Bohm residents of Cleveland State of Ohio whom I certify to be creditable persons, who being duly sworn according to law, declare, each for himself, that they well know Frederick H. Tonsing who signed the forgoing declaration in their presence, and that he is the identical person he represents himself to be, and that be is disabled substantially in the manner alleged in said declaration. The further swear that they, or either of them, have no interest in this claim, either present or prospective, and that they are not concerned, directly or indirectly, in its prosectuion.
    Z. W. Albert Witness
    Ed H Bohm Witness
    Sworn to and subscribed before me; and I certify that I am not interested in this claim or concerned in its prosecution; and that the claimant is the person he represents himself to be. That this instrument was read and explained to the applicant and witnesses before acknowldeging.
    Paul R. Tilden, Probate Judge.

    23 July 1866
    War of 1861
    Act of July 14, 1862 and June 6/66
    Brief in case of Frederick H. Tonsing Private of Company “B”, 107 Regiment Ohio Vols.
    Post Office Address of Applicant
    No. 15 Willard St. Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co. Ohio
    Enlisted Aug 22, 1862, Discharged July 15, 1864
    Claim for an invalid pension
    declaration and identification in due form
    Proof Exhibited.
    Certificate No. 33198 issued Oct 5/64 which is surrendered.
    Biennial Ex. not required.
    Increased to $18.00 Aug 3’72
    Act June 8 1872
    Admitted July 23, 1866 to a Pension of $15.00 per month, commencing June 6, 1866.
    Disability ________Disabled by amputation of right leg
    Wm. C. Preston J. H. Hobbs
    Cleveland, Ohio Examining Clerk
    Name and Residence of Agent

    26 July 1866
    No. 33.138
    Increase
    Ohio
    Frederick H. Tonsing
    Rank Priv.
    Company B
    Regiment 107 Ohio Vols
    Cleveland Agency.
    Rate per month, $15.00
    Commencing 6th June 1866
    Certificate dated 26 July 1866
    ?ament to Wm E. Preston, Cleveland, Ohio
    Act of 14 July, 1862. & June 6. 1866
    Book G. Vol 7, Page 212
    J. N. Smith Clerk
    Jany.28.am. order No 5.987
    Cx Bd Cleveland July
    9-73-GHR20
    To atty as to inability to wear an artificial limb
    Aug 29-73 GHR20
    538PC to Clk Mar. 14/74. JMD
    INCREASED TO $18.00 AUG-3’72
    Act June 8 1872

    8 December 1870
    Form of Application for an Artificial Limb, or for Commutation for the same; to be fowarded to the Surgeon General, Washington, D. C.
    I, Frederick H. Tonsing, being duly sworn, do declare that I am the identical Frederick H. Tonsing who was a Private in Co. B 107” Reg’t Ohio Inf. Vols and that I lost my right leg by reason of a gunshot wound received at Gettysburg, Penna on or about the second day of July, 1863, that I have received from the United States an artificial leg made by B. Frank Palmer, and that I am in receipt of a pension on Certificate, No. 33198, which is paid to me by the Pension Agent at Cleveland, Ohio.
    And I now make application for commutation money under the provisions of the Act, approved June 17, 1870; and I desire to have the Fredreck H. Tonsing 146 Chatham St. Cleveland, West side, County, Cuyahoga State, Ohio
    Sworn to nd subscribed before me, in the City of Cleveland State of Ohio, this 8” day of December, 1870,
    Seth M. Bacher
    Pension Agent
    The following Certificate is to be signed by the Pension Agent who pays the Pension of the Applicant.
    I Certify that, from evidence presented to me, I am satisfied that the above named Frederick H. Tonsing is the identical Frederick H. Tonsing late of Co. B. 107 Ohio Vols. as represented; and I further certify that his statements in regard to his receipt of a pension are correct.
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Dec. 8-1870, Seth M. Bacher
    Surgeon General’s Office, Washington, January 27th 1871
    I certify that it appears from the records of this Office that the within named Frederick H. Tonsing late a Private in Co. B 107, Reg’t Ohio Vols, was furnished with an artificial leg May 6, 1864.
    By Order of the Surgeon General: G. Billings

    6Aug 1873
    3 EXAMINING SURGEON’S CERTIFICATE 3
    IN THE CASE OF AN APPLICANT FOR INCREASE OF PENSION
    No. of Certificate, 33.198
    State: Ohio County: Cuyahoga
    Post Office: Cleveland O. Aug 6th, 1873.
    It is hereby certified That Frederick H. Tonsing formerly a Private of Captain B. Company. in the 107th Regiment of Ohio Vols, in the war of ___
    who is now paid at Cleveland O. Agency at the rat of $18.00 dollars per month, on acount, as he states, of amputation of right leg, and tender cicatrix while in the line of duty in the military service of the United States, on or about the ____ day of ___, 18__, at a place called ___, in the State or Territory of ____ is still suffering in consequence of said amputation of right leg and inability to wear artificial limb.
    The diability originates entirely from the injury or disease on account of which he was originally pensioned, as followes:
    Height, 6 ft; weight, 145; complexion, Dark age, 32; respiration, normal; pulse, normal. The right leg is gone to within about five inches of the great trochante. There is tenderness, on pressure, of the cicatrix-no redness or ulceration. The difficulty as to wearing artificial limb arises from the shortness of the stump, and inability to swing the artificial limb for lack of leverage from the attachment of muscles. The stump shows that no artificial limb has ever been worn.
    We Find his disability, as described above, to be equal to, and entitling him to Total 2nd Grade $24.00
    P. Roeder, M. D.
    T. Clarke Miller M. D.
    G. C. Ashman, M. D.
    Board Examining Surgeons.



    8 September 1873
    Due Pension Claim for Fred H. Tonsing
    State of Ohio, County of Cuyahoga.
    In the matter of the claim for In? Pension (No. 33,198) of Fred. H. Tonsing of Company B 107 Regiment Ohio Volunteers:
    Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for aforesaid County and State John Wlacke and Jno. F. Hoecken citizens of the County of Cuyahoga State of Ohio (Post Office) Cleveland reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declare in relation to aforesaid claim, as follows:
    We are personally and intimately acquainted with Fred. H. Tonsing from and since the Summer of 1864 we have seen him almost every day--have been during that time and are now neighbors to him. We know of his having purchase two different artificial limbs - both of which he now has in his home--but neither of which could he wear by reason of the shortness of the stump-his right leg having been amputated very close up to his body. It is now seven years since he purchased the last artificial limb and during this period except for a week or two after the purchase he has used two crutches. Not once attempting to use the leg (artificial) which he so soon found he could not possibly wear.
    We live respectively at 152 Chatham and No. 27 Willet St.

    We further declare that we have no interest in said claim, and are not concerned in its prosecution.

    John Wlacke
    John F. Hoecken

    Sworn to and subscribed before me, this day, by the above named affiants; and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiants, and acquainted them with its contents before they executed the same; I also certify that I am in nowise interested in said claim, nor am I concerned in its prosecution.
    Witness my hand and official seal, this 8th day of Sept. 1873
    Sign here Louis K. Gillson, Notary Public

    10 September 1873
    (No. 4) Act of July 14, 1862, and June 7 & June 8 1872, War of the Rebellion
    Board, April 7th, 74; 2d Grade Amp” Thigh from June 4th/72;Exempt from Biennials
    Claimant, Frederick H. Tonsing
    P.O. 146 Chatham St.; Rank, Private
    Cleveland; Company, B
    State, Ohio; Regiment, 107 Ohio Vols.
    Att’y M. B. Stevens Cleveland Ohio. Fee, $5.00
    Disabled by Loss of right leg. Cannot wear an artificial limb.
    Rate of pension, $24 per month, from June 4, 1872, deducting subsequent payments. Biennials waived
    Submitted for Increase Mar 25, 1874
    Geo. H. Read, Ex’r.
    Discharged July 15, 1864. Original application filed Sept 2, 1864.
    Two neighbors certify that they have known claimant since summer of 1864. Have seen him most every day. Have been and are now neighbors.
    We know of his having purchased two different artificial limbs, both of which he now has, neither of which could he wear by reason of the shortness of stump. It is now seven years since he purchased the last artificial limb and during this period, except for a week or two after the purchase, he has used two crutches, nor once attempted to use the leg which he found he could not possibly wear.


    5 October 1864
    (No. 5) FORMER ACTION
    Pensioned Oct 5, 1864, from July 15, 1864, at $8 per month, on account of Loss of right leg from apm. July 26/66 Increased to $15 from June 6/66. Aug 3/72 Increased to $18 act of June 8-72.
    Present Action
    Alleges disabilty from amputation Right leg
    Increase application filed June 7, 1873; last paid June 4, 1873. Certificate surrendered Yes. Not reduced.
    Medical Treatment and Examinations
    The Surgeon General reports treatment in hospital for ___
    Discharged on account of amputation right leg.
    Ex. Surg. Rd. Cleveland; Aug 6, 1873. Finds Total Dis. 2d grade


    4 June 1873
    DECLARATION FOR AN INVALID PENSION
    Fred. H. Tonsing, Applicant. Late a Priv. Co. B. of the 107 Regiment of Ohio Vols. Filed by Milo B. Stevens, Military Claim Agent, Cleveland, O.
    This Invalid Pension Declaration must be sworn to before a Judge or Clerk of a Court of Record, and the same attested by the signature of the officer and the seal of the Court.
    A Justice of the Peace or Notary Public MUST NOT authenticate this paper. If they do, the work is utterly useless, and must be done over again before a Judge or Clerk of a Court of Record as above stated.
    State of Ohio, County of Cuyahoga.
    On this __ day of June A. D. 1873, personally appeared before me, ___ of the ____ a Court of Record within and for the County and State aforsaid Fred. H. Tonsing aged 32 years, a resident of the City of Cleveland in the State of Ohio, who, being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Fred H. Tonsing, who enlisted in the service of the United States at Cleveland, in the State of Ohio, on or about the 28 day of Aug. in the year 1862, as a Priv. in company B. commanded by Capt De Walt, in the 107th Regiment of Ohio vols commanded A. Meyers, in the war of 1861, and was honorably discharged at Phila Hosp., in the State of Pa, on or about the 15 day of June, in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty four; that whilein the service aforesaid, and in the line of his duty, wounded at Gettysburg Pa by cannon ball July 2, 1863 in right leg which has been amputated. Stump only about 2-1/2 inches long. He is in receipt of $18 per m. Pen Certificate 33,198 payable Cleveland O. agency. He has two artificial limbs but can wear neither. Claims Increase to $24 per month under Sec 4, Act March 3, 1873.
    That since leaving the said service, this applicant has resided at Cleveland O. and his occupation has been workman in pail factory.
    That prior to his entry into the service above named, he was a man of good, sound physical health, being, when enrolled, a laborer.
    He makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the Invalid Pension Roll of the United States by reason of the disabilities above stated, and revoking and countermanding all otherauthority that may have been given, he hereby constitutes and appoints, with full power of substitution, Milo B. Stevens, Licensed Military Claim Agent, of Cleveland, Ohio, his true and lawful attorney, to prosecute his claim and obtain the Pension Certificate that may be issued. That his Post Office is at Cleveland, County of Cuyahoga, State of Ohio; that his domicile or place of abode is 146 Chatham St.
    Frederick H. Tonsing, Applicant.
    Sworn to, subscribed and acknowledged before me the day and year first above written; and also personally appeared Gerhard H. Albers and Gerhardt H Tonsing residents of the City of Cleveland in the State of Ohio, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, say they were present and saw Frederick H. Tonsing sign his name to the foregoing declaration; and they furhter swear that they have every reason to believe, from the appearnace of the applicant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represented himself to be, and they further swear that they reside as above stated, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
    Gerhard H. Albers
    Gerhard H. Tonsing
    Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 4 day of June A. D. 1873, and I hereby certify that I have no interest direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim. I further certify that the foregoing declaration and joint affidavit were read over to, and understood by, the respective parties before they made their several signatures to the same, and that Fred. H. Tonsing acknowledged the signing and sealing of the foregoing power of attorney to be his free act and deed.
    Dan R. Gilden, Judge Probate Court.


    25 July 1885
    APPLICATION FOR THE INCREASEOF AN INVALID PENSION UNDER THE GENERAL LAWS OF THE US
    Invalid Certificate NO. 33.198
    Clm for Increased Fred H. Tonsing “B” 107 Ohio Vols; 146 Chatham St. Cleveland O.
    State of Ohio
    County of Cuyahoga
    On this 25” day of July A. D. 1885 personally appeared before me Deputy County Clerk in and for the County of Cuyahoga in the State of Ohio. Frederick H. Tonsing, aged 44 years, a resident of Cleveland in the County of Cuyahoga, and State of Ohio, and whose Post Office address is 146 Chatham St. in the County and State aforesaid, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is a pensions, of the United States, duly enrolled at the Columbus Ohio Pension Agency, at the rate of $30 per month, by reason of disability incurred in the Military service of the United States, in Company “B” 107 Regiment of Ohio vols. and that his present physical condition is such that he believes himself entitled to receive an increased pension under the general laws of the U.S. He further declares that he is disabled in the following manner, to wit: amputation of right leg so close to hip joint as to preclude possibility of his wearing an artificial limb and Sabre wound of left hand producing partial anchylosis of fingers and greatly impairing the usefulness thereof the latter was incurred at the battle of Chancelorsville Va May 3, 1863.
    I hereby constitute and appoint Daniel O. Driscoll Cleveland Ohio my true and lawful attorney, to prosecute this my claim, with full power of substitution and revocation, hereby revoking and countermanding all other authority that may have been given, and to obtain the Pension Certificate that may be issued, and to do all other lawful acts which I might do if personally present.
    Frederick H. Tonsing
    Also personally appeared before me, at the time and place aforesaid, Chas. P. Salen, of Cleveland, O. and George J. Wise, of Cleveland O., whom I certify to be credible persons, who, being duly sworn according to law, declare, each for himself, that they well know Frederick H. Tonsing, who signed the foregoing declaration in their presence; and that he is the identical person he represents himself to be. They further swear that they, oreither of them, have no interest in this claim, either present or prospective, and they are not concerned, directly of indirectly, in its prosecution.
    Chas. P. Salen
    Geo. J. Wise
    Sworn to and subscribed before me the 25” day of July, A. D. 1885; and Ihereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in theprosutionof this claim.
    A. E. Shearer
    Deputy Clerk, Common Pleas Court, Cuyahoga County, Ohio


    November 10, 1885 General Affidavit
    State of Ohio, County of Cuyahoga, ss. in the matter of Claim for Invalid Increases Certfe #33,198. Frederick H. Tonsing “B” 107” Ohio Vols.
    On this 10” day of November A. D. 1885; personally appeared before me a Deputy Clk Com Pleas Court in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to adminster oaths J. F. Hille aged 50 years, a resident of Cleveland in the County of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio whose Post Office address is 22 Horace St and G. A. Selmaraged 29 years, a resident of Cleveland in the County of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio whose Post Office address is 710 Lorain St. well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
    That they have known the above named Frederick H. Tonsing for the last 28 years and 12 years respectively. Affiant Hille says said Tonsing has never been able to wear an artificial limb because of the closeness of the amputation to the hip joint (right) since his discharge from the Army and that because of that fact and of a wound of his left hand he, Tonsing is totally disabled and incapacitated for manual labor and requires the constant aid and attendance of another person. Affiant Selmar alleges that he of his own personal knowledge, knows that during the period of his qcquanitance with said Tonsing as above stated. Viz: 12 years, the said Tonsing, by reason of the causes stated, has been and is, totally incapacitated for manual labor and requires the constant aid and attendance of another person.
    They further declare that they have no interest in said case and are not concerned in its prosecution.

    J. F. Hille
    G. A. Sellmar

    State of Ohio County of Cuyahoga ss.
    Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above-named affiants and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiants, including the words “and that he has” erased, and the words ____ added and acquainted them with its contents before they executed the same. Ifurther certify that I am ni nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiants are not personally known to me and that they are apparently credible persons

    A. E. Shearer
    Deputy Clerk Common Pleas Court, Cuyahoga County, Ohio


    9 December 1885
    (3-110) INCREASE OF PENSION (FOR A BOARD) NO. 2
    Claim No. 33198
    Name of claiant, Frederick H. Tonsing
    Rank, Private; Company, B; Regiment, 107” Ohio Vols.; Post-office address, Cleveland, Ohio
    ADDRESS OF THE BOARD: Post office, Cleveland; County, Cuyahoga; State, Ohio; Date of examination, Dec. 9”, 1885.
    We hereby certify that in compliance with the requirements of the law we have carefully examined this applicant, who states that he is now paid thirty dollars per month on account of loss of right leg, sabre wound of left hand & partial anchylosis of finger and that he claims an increased rating for the reason that present rating is too low for disability and that he is now disabled to a total degree for earning his subsistence by manual labor.
    His pulse-rate per minute is 100; his respiration 24; his temperature 98.6; his height is 6 feet and 0 inches; he weighs 183 pounds, and he states that he is 44 years of age.
    Touching his disability and his reasons for asking an increase of pension, he makes the following statement: That his stump is so short that he is unable to wear an artificial limb and that he is unable to sit any length of time without producing pain and numbness of stump and nates. That his sabre wound has caused partial auchylosis of finger, which prevents him using his hand to a certain extent.

    Upon examining this applicant we find the following objective conditions which, in our judgment, do entitle him to an increased rating: Examination shows loss of right leg--measurement shows 6 inches from upper part of great trochanter to end of femur. External flap of the amputation is somewhat atrophied and cicatrix contracted. Cicatrix tender as is also end of stump. Examination of left hand exhibits a cicatrix 1/4 inch wide and 6 inches long extending from inner aspect of wrist joint on dorsal surface of hand to midway between little and ring finger. Cicatrix not tender and no loss of tissue, but the tendonof extensor communis digitonum muscle for the ring finger was cut off. Examination of 3rd or ring finger of left hand discovers no anchylosis of any of te joints, but this finger remains flexed because of extensor tendon being cut off as above stated. This interferes with use of left hand. It is our opinion that claimant is unable to wear an artificial limb because of the shortness of stump and consequent poor leverage, and also on account of the tenderness of cicatrix and we therfore believe he should have same rating as though amputation had been made at hip=joint. We do not believe that claimants disability demands the care and attention of another person for him.
    From the existing condition and the history of this claimant, as stated by himself, it is, in our judgment, very probable that the disability was incurred in the service as he claims, and that it has not been prolonged or aggravated by vicious habits. He is, in our opinion, entitled to a specific rating for the disability caused by loss of Right Leg, 1/2 for that caused by Sabre wound of left hand, and 0 caused by partial anchylosis of finger, the sum of which aggregates specific & 1/2
    Provided further, that all examinations shall be thorough and searching, and the certificate contain a full description of the phusical condition of the claimant at the time, which shall include all the phusical and rational signs and a statement of all the structural changes. [Extract from Section 4, Act of Congress aprroved July 25, 1882]



    9 April 1886
    Department of the Interior Pension Office, Washington D. C.
    Sir:
    Your ar informed that the pension claim as above designated, was rejected Mar. 23, 1886. So much thereof as relates to increase on account of loss of right leg upon the ground that claimant was in receipt of the full amount of pension to which then entitled for the disability resulting from said wound. So Much therof as relates to sabre wound of left hand upon the ground that claimant is not so disabled by reason of his combined disabilities as to require the aid and attendance of another person, as shown by competent medical attendance on file.
    Very respectfully
    Wm E. McLean
    Acting Commissioner
    Dan’l O Driscoll
    Cleveland, O.

    App Doc 49.1886.T.116.En?d OK
    Cleveland Ohio
    May 28”1886
    Respectfully referred to Hon. Secy of the Interior Appending from within decision of Hon Com.
    of Pensions and asking reversal of same on careful examination on file in the claim. The evidence is furnished of two unimpeachable witnesses as to amputation and showing that claim and requires the constant personal attention and aid of another.
    Danl O’Driscoll, Attorney.


    23 Mar 1886
    (3-146) INVALID PENSION REISSUE TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL DISABILITY
    Claimant, Frederick H. Tonsing; P.O. 146 Chatham St.; County, Cleveland; State, Ohio
    Rank, Priv.; Company, “B”; Regiment, 107th Ohio Vols.
    Rate, $____ per month, commencing _____.
    Pensioned for Loss of right leg.
    RECOGNIZED ATTORNEY
    Name Dan’l O. Driscoll; P.O Cleveland, Ohio
    Fee, $___;Agent_____to pay. Articles filed none, 18__
    APPROVALS
    Approved for Loss of right leg
    Submitted for Rej. Jan 13, 1886 Leon Turner, Examiner.
    Approved for Rejection, claimt is no receving $30 per mo in the pension he is entitled to under the law. See shopp med preferce
    March 15, 1886; S. Colgrove Legal Reviewer.
    HISTORY OF CLAIMS AND FORMER ACTION
    Discharged July 15, 1864; Last paid to ____, at $30.00
    Pensioned from July 15, 1864, at $8--, for loss of right leg. Increased to $15.00 form June 6-1866, $18.00 from June 8-1872, $24.00 from June 4-1872 and $30.00 from Apr 4, 1883. Original declaration filed Sept 2-1864, alleged G. S. W. of right leg, rec’d at Gettysburg, Pa. July 1-1863. Declaration filed July 7, 1866; alleged Increase for loss of right leg. Declaration filed June 7, 1873; alleged increase for loss of right leg. Arrears allowed from ___, 18__ to ___, 18__ at ____.
    PRESENT CLAIM
    Declaration filed July 28, 1885. Increase for pensioned disability and sabre wound of left hand rec’d at Chancellorsville, May 3/63.


    Aug 31, 1886
    3-217 Increase
    Claim to Act Aug. 4. 86
    No. 33.198
    Frederick H. Tonsing
    P.O., 146 Chatham St.
    County, Cleveland
    State Ohio
    Application filed Aug 31, 1886
    State Service: Entitled to $45 per mo. under Act Aug 4, 1886. Theo Mead, Med. Ex. Approved John Campbell, Med. Refern, Aug 31/86.
    Increased to $45, Sep 15, 1886, Act August 4.
    Disability, Loss Rt leg above the knee, amputation so near the hip joint as to prevent the use of an artificial limb.
    Attorney $45 Columbus, CFE


    11 May 1887
    BRIEF
    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERION, BUREAU OF PENSIONS, WASHINGTON, D.C.
    Law Division
    L.E.J.
    May 11, 1887
    In the matter of the appeal of Frederick H. Tonsing, Co.”B”, 107, Ohio Vols. Certificate, No. 33,198; Docket 1324-1886
    Sir:
    In response to the call of June 7, 1886 for a report upon this appeal, I have the honor to state as follows:
    The appellant was pensioned for loss of right leg above the knee at the rate of $8.00 per month from July 15, 1864, $15.00 from June 6, 1866, $24.00 form June 4, 1872, and $30.00, per month under the Act of March 3, 1883.
    A declaration for increase was filed July 2, 1885, in which the appellant alleges a new disability. Sabre wound of left hand producing partial anchylsis of fingers.
    The claim for increase was rejected March 15, 1886, on the ground that pensioner was in receipt of the full amount of the pension ($30.00, per month) to which entitled under the laws then existing.
    (The rate has since been increased to $45.00, under the Act of August 4,1886.
    From the action of rejecting claim for increase, the appeal is taken on the ground that the evidence filed shows that the soldier requires the constant personal attention and aid of another person.
    In support of claim for increase the testimony of two neighbors was filed who state, that by reason of closeness of amputation to the hip joint, and the wound of left hand, he requires the constant aid and attendance of another person.
    The appellant was examined by a Board of Surgeons at Cleveland, Ohio, December 9, 1885, who state in their report as follows: “We do not believe that claimants disability demands the care and attention of another person.” The testimony file cannot be accepted to prove that the appellant was disabled to such an extent as to require the constant personal aid and attention of another person, or, to controvert that ofthe Board of Surgeons, therefore the action of rejection was not error, and should not be disturbed.
    All of which together with the papers in the case, is herewith submitted.
    Very respectfully, Jsp. Barttell, Acting Commissioner


    15 June 1887
    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, WASHINGTON
    The Commissioner of Pensions,
    Sir:
    Herewith are returned the papers which accompanied your report dated May 11, 1887, on the appeal of Frederick W. Tonsing, late a private in Co. “B” 107th. Ohio Vols., Cert, No. 33,198.
    Claimant was pensioned at $8.00 per month from July 15, 1864, at $15.00 per month from July 6, 1866, at $24.00 from June 4, 1872, and at $30.00 from March 3d., 1883, for loss of right leg above the knee.

    3 Jun 1898
    3-402
    Certificate No. 33198
    Name Frederick H. Tonsing
    Department of the Interior,
    Bureau of Pensions,
    Washington, D. C., January 15, 1898
    Sir:
    In forwarding to the pension agent the executed voucher for your next quarterly payment please favor me by returning this circular to him with replies to the questions enumerated below.
    Very respectfully,
    M Clay Evans, Commissioner
    R. C. Rice,
    U. S. Pension Agent
    Columbus, Ohio
    First. Are you married? If so, please state your wife’s full name and her maiden name.
    Answer. Yes Sir. Mary Tonsing Mary Hille
    Second. When, where, and by whom were you married?
    Answer. 6th of April. In Cleveland. Minister Winiken.
    Third. What record of marriage exists?
    Answer. In the Lutheran Church
    Fourth. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce.
    Answer. Yes. Sir.
    Fifth. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth.
    Answer. Yes Sir. Emma Tonsing 13Feb. 1866. Henry Tonsing 4 Jan 1869. John Tonsing 24Sept1871. Charles Tonsing 28Feb1877. Dora Tonsing 18Aug1879, Paulina Tonsing 21Jan 1883, Julius Tonsing 4March 1886.
    Date of reply, June 3, 1898 Frederick H. Tonsing


    April 3, 1903
    3-355 (Old No. 3-145) Invalid Pension
    Ceritifcate No. 33198
    Claimant, Frederick H. Tonsing
    P.O., 146 Chatham St. Rank, Private
    County, Clevleand Company, B
    State, Ohio Regiment, 107 Ohio Vol Inf
    Rate, $ 55 per month, commencing Martch 2, 1903
    Pensioned for loss of right leg so near the hip joint as to prevent the use of an artificial limb.
    RECOGNIZED ATTORNEY.
    Name, J. F. No Fee, $ ; Agent to pay.
    P.O., Articles filed , 1
    APPROVALS.
    Submitted for April 3, 1903, CW Johnston, Examiner.
    Approved for loss of right leg so near the hip joint as to prevent the use of an artificial limb. Entitled to increase to $55 per month from March 2, 1903 under Act of Congress approved said date. April 20, 1903, Geo. Pnieyer, Legal Reviewer.
    Approved for loss of right leg so near thehip joint as to prevent the use of an artificial limb. $5 from March 2, 1903. Irvan, Medical Examiner., Irvan, Medical Reviewer. Apl. 21, 1903, Sam Hourton, Medical Referee.
    Enlisted Aug 22, 1862 Discharged July 15, 1864 Last paid to , 1 . Pensioned at $ 45 per month for loss of rt. leg so near hip joint as to prevent use of artificial limb Aug 4’86
    PRESENT CLAIM
    Declaration file ________, 1_____, Act Mch 2, 1903.

    March 19, 1915
    Form 3-389
    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
    BUREAU OF PENSIONS
    Washington, D. C., January 2, 1915
    SIR: Please answer, at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below. The information is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your widow or children. Use the inclosed envelope, which requires no stamp. Very respectfully, G MSactzgaber, Commissioner.
    FREDERICK H TONSING; CLEVELAND OHIO; 33198; 3701 CHATHAM ST
    No. 1. Date and place of birth: Answer. Germany, Oct. 25th 1842
    The name of organizations in which you served? Answer: Military Co. B 107th OVI
    No. 2. What was your post office at enlistment? Answer: Cleveland Ohio
    No. 3. State your wife’s full name and har maiden name. Answer: Maria Elizabeth Hille
    No. 4. When, where, and by whom were you married? Answer: married April 6th, 1865, Cleveland, Ohio, Rev. Frederick Wyneken
    No. 5. Is there any official orchurch record of your marriage? Yes
    If so, where: Answer: Cleveland, Ohio
    No. 6. Were you previouslymarried? If so, state the name of your former wife, the date of the marriage, and the date and place of her death or divorce. If there was more than one previous marriage, let your answer include all former wives. Answer. No
    No. 7. If your present wife was married before her marriage to you, state the name of her former husband, the date of such marriage, and the date and place of his death or divorce, and state whether he ever rendered any miltary or naval service, and , if so, give name of the organization in which he served. If she was married more than once before her marriage to you, let your answer include all former husbands. Answer. No.
    No. 8. Are you now living with your wife, or has there been a sepration? Answer. Wife Dead.
    No. 9. State the names and dates of birth of all your children, living or dead. Answer.
    Emma - Born - Feb. 13th 1866
    Henry - Born - Jany 4th 1869
    John - Born - Sept. 24th 1871
    Gustav - Born - Dec 13th 1873
    Charles - Born - Feb 28th 1877
    Dorothy - Born - Aug 18th 1879
    Pauline - Born - Jany 21th 1883
    Julius - Born - March 4th 1886
    Date March 19th, 1915 (Signature) Frederick H. Tonsing


    Nov 2, 1918
    Back of pension check envelope
    Paid $ 55 Sep 4, 1918
    To the Chief, Finance Division:
    You are hereby notified that check #3023413 for $165 dated DEC 4-1918 in favor of FREDERICK H TONSING; post office CLEVELAND OHIO; Certificate # 33198; 3701 CHATHAM ST
    Class Civil War
    Section 7 has been returned to this office by the Postmaster with the information that the pensioner died Nov. 2, 1918 and said check has this day been canceled. Very respectfully, GUY O. TAYLOR, Disbursing Clerk. Plate Destroyed.

    Dec 20, 1918
    Form 2088-30,000
    INVALID (Series____)
    Cert. No 33198
    Name, Frederick H. Tonsing
    Rank, Priv; Service, Co. B 107” Ohio Vol Inf.
    Agency, Roll: Columbus
    Transf’d_____, 19 , to _______
    Issued Apr 28”1903
    Mailed May 7, 1903
    Rate and Period, $55, from Mch 2, 1903
    Dis: Loss of right leg so near the hip joint as to prevent the use of an artificial limb.
    DEAD
    DROPPED DEC 20 1918 L. D.
    7” Issue. Class Inc. Entered 219 Fee. $ Atty none


    Dec 20, 1918
    Form 3-1081 PENSIONER DROPPED
    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
    BUREAU OF PENSIONS
    Certificate No. 33.198
    Class CIVIL WAR
    Pensioner________
    Soldier Frederick H. Tonsing
    Service “B” 107 Ohio Inf.
    The Commissioner of Pensions.
    Sir:
    I have the honor to report that the name of the above-described pensioner who was last paid at $55, to 4 Sep, 1918 has this day been dropped from the roll because of death Nov. 2. 1918.
    Very respectfully, W. Knew???. Chief, Finance Division.
    NOTE.-Every name dropped to be thus reported at once, and when cause of dropping is death, state date of death when known.  [9
    Cemetery Lutheran Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio. Section K, Lot 42 
    Events Fought in Civil War. 107th Ohio infantry, Company B, August 22 1862 to July 15 1863. Lost right leg on July 1 1863 in battle at Gettysburg, Virginia.

    Pension filed Sept. 2, 1864. Appllication #50849, Certificate #33198. 
    Death Notice Death notice, Nov. 5, 1918, Cleveland Plain Dealer
    TONSING, Fred. H., beloved father and grandfather passed away at 3:15 a.m., November 2, Burial Tuesday, November 5, from later residence, 3701 Chatham ave., at 3 p.m. Friends invited.

    Alter Veteran gestorben
    Kurz nach 3 Uhr heute früh starb in seiner Wohnung, 3701 Chatham Avenue, im Alter von saft 77 Yahren Herr Fred H. Tonsing, ein braver deutsch-amerikanischer Bürger and Veteran aus dem Bürgerkrieg. Altersschwäche und ein Leberleiden endeten seine Tage.
    Der Verstorbene stammte aus Hanover, wo er am 19, April 1842 geboren wurde. Im Alter von 16 Fahren fam er mit den Eltern nach Cleveland, das seine neue Heimat. Beim Ausbruch die Bürgerkrieges trat er in die Kompagnie B des 107 Regiments O.V.I. ein. Er machte die Schlacht von Gettysburg am 3 Juli 1863 mit und verlor ein Bein. Nach Cleveland zurückgefehrt, arbeitete er in einer Holzkubel-Fabrif, zog sich aber vor 20 Yahren in den wohlverdienten Ruhestand zurüd.
    Im Yahre 1865 verheiratete er sich mit Maria Hille, die ihm vor vier Yahren vom Tode entrissen wurde. Der Ehe enstammten fünf kinder,, zwei Knaben und drei Madchen, die mit ocht Enteln den Vater und Grossvater überleben und dessen Hinscheiden schmerzlich bedaurn. Der Verstorbene hatte viele Freunde und war fahrelanges Witglieb der Ev. Luth. Dreienigkeits Kirche aus der Westseite. Die Beerdigung findet am Dienstag nachmittag um drei Uhr statt. Die Leiche wird im Lutherischen Frieshofe in der Pearl Road beigfesst werden.

    Old Veteren Dies
    Shortly after 3 a.m. today, Fred H. Toensing died in his home at 3701 Chatham Ave. at the age of 77 years. He was a brave German-American citizen and veteran of the Civil War. Old age and liver illness caused his death.
    The deceased came from Hanover where he was born on April 19, 1842. At the age of 16 he came with his parents to live in Cleveland. At the outbreak of the Civil War he entered Company B of the 107th regiment O.V.I. He was in the battle of Gettysburg July 3, 1863 where he lost his leg. After returning to Cleveland he worked in a factory, Holzkubel-Fabrif, which made wooden containers. He took a well deserved reitrement after 20 years of service.
    In the year 1865, he married Maria Hille who preceded him in death by 4 years. The marriage resulted in 5 children, 2 boys and 3 girls and 8 grandchildren, who survive him their father and grandfather. The deceased will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Cleveland (I think the obit actually said Westlake). The burial took place on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The body was buried at Lutheran Cemetery, Pearl Road.

    Heirmit die schmerzliche Nachricht datz unser geliebrer Vater und Grosvater
    Fred Tonsing
    am Samstag, den 2 November, um 2.15 Uhr morgerns, im Alter von 77 Jahren gestorben ist. Beerdigung am Dienstag, den 5 November nachmittags um 3 Uhr, vom Trauerhause, 3701 Chatham Ave. Freunde eingeladen.

    ____ the ___ ___ ___ our beloved father and grandfather
    Fred Tonsing
    on Saturday, 2 November, at 2:15 am, a the age of 77 years is dead. Burial on Tuesday 5 November at 3 pm, from the residence, 3701 Chatham Ave. Friends invited.  [10
    Residence(s) July 1864: Cleveland, Ohio 
    Died 2 November 1918  Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11, 12
    • at home
    Buried 5 November 1918  Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Lutheran Cemetery
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    Person ID I24  Lisa's Genealogy
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    Father Ernst Heinrich Tönsing,   b. 26 February 1804, Brockhausen, Wittlage, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 July 1869, Westlake (Dover Twp.), Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Maria Sophia Caroline Möllers-Rüter,   b. 16 October 1804, Brockhausen, Wittlage, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 December 1897, Westlake (Dover Twp.), Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 26 November 1829  Barkhausen, Wittlage, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence(s) 1846: 1, Brockhausen, Hannover, Germany
    1858: Newberry, West Dover, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio
    1869: Dover (21 rods and 2 links N of the SE corner of lot 91, then S 89.75, W 37 chains and 96 links to the W line of lot, then N 21 rods and 2 links, then N 89.75, E 37 and 96 links to the E line, then S 21 rods and 2 links to the place of beginning. 20 acres).  [14
    Family ID F20  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Maria Elisabeth Hille,   b. 25 October 1842, Wimmer, Wittlage, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 July 1914, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 6 April 1865  Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    • Trinity Lutheran Church
    Residence(s) 1865-67: 15 Willett, Cleveland, Ohio,
    6 Jun 1866: 15 Willard Street, Cleveland, OH
    9 Jul 1866: 15 Willard Street, Cleveland, OH
    1867: 15 Willett, Cleveland, Ohio
    4 Mar 1867: purchased the house at 146 Chatham St, Cleveland, OH
    08 Dec 1870: 146 Chatham Street, Cleveland, OH
    1871: 146 Chatham, Cleveland, OH
    03 Aug 1872: P.O. #15 Willard Street, Cleveland, OH
    1873-1905: 146 Chatham, Cleveland, OH and and and
    1906-18: 3701 Chatham, Cleveland, OH and and and  [6, 7, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
    Children 
    +1. Emma Tonsing,   b. 13 February 1866, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 December 1950, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Ernst Johann Heinrich “Henry” Tonsing,   b. 4 January 1869, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 October 1933, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Ernst Johann Heinrich (John) Tonsing,   b. 24 September 1871, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 July 1902, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     4. Gustav A Tonsing,   b. 13 December 1873, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 September 1876, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +5. Charles Heinrich Tonsing,   b. 28 February 1877, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 December 1958, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Marie Louise Dorothy Tonsing,   b. 18 August 1879, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1963, Westlake (Dover Twp.), Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. Marie Paulina (Pauline) Tonsing,   b. 21 January 1882, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 March 1968, Westlake (Dover Twp.), Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     8. Friedrich Julius Tonsing,   b. 4 March 1886, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 October 1915, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    Family ID F16  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Card submitted to WMGS Surname Index, 11/20/95

      Owned a cigar and tobacco store at 184 Lorain, Cleveland, Ohio
      The Creighton Post GAR was located on the corner of Pearl and Lorain

      Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 25, 1878, p. 1
      Last night a pane of glass in Tonsing’s cigar store, No. 184 Lorain street, was broken and a lot of pipe stems and clay pipes were stolen from the show window. A thirteen years old boy has been arrested on suspicion of being the thief.

      Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 31, 1875, p. 4
      The Courts
      Cuyahoga Common Pleas
      Below are the names of the persons drawn for the grand and petit juries of the common pleas court for the January term. The grand and 1st, 2nd, and 3d petit juries have been summoned to appear Monday, January 3d and the 4th petit jury to appear, Monday, January 10th:
      ...Second petit jury--...Fred Tonsing, 11th ward...

      1890 Census Information:
      Page 2. Supervisor’s district No. 6. Enumeration district No. 129. Cleveland Ohio
      Persons who served in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps of the United States during the war of the rebellion (who are survivors), and widows of such persons, in Cleveland, County of Cuyahoga, State of Ohio, enumerated in June, 1890. ________ Enumerator.
      From schedule No. 1:
      House No. 269
      Family No. 348
      Names of surviving soldiers, sailors, and marines, and widows: Frederick H. Tonsing
      Rank: Priv.
      Company: B
      Name of regiment of vessel: 107th Ohio Vol.
      Date of enlistment: 22 Aug 1862
      Date of discharge: 15 Jul 1864
      Length of service--Years, months; days: 1 yr, 10 mo, 23 days in service
      Post office address: No. 146 Chatham St., Clev. O
      Disability incurred: Right leg amputated at thigh. Acc. Bullet wound

      I am writing a novel (Historical Fiction) about the 107th OVI. The story follows Ferdinand Charles Suhrer who emigrated from Baden in 1856 and was a druggest and doctor in training in Elyria before enrolling as 1st Sgt. in Co. G.
He was a 2nd Lt (Co. B.)at Chancellorsville and a 1st Lt. on July 1st. He was promoted to Capt. the next day. (But it took forever to get his pay straightened out.)Eventually he would be promoted to Major. He served as provost marshal in Florida and as staff adjutant and also as a brigade adjutant.
Fernando married his sweetheart, Eva Rosa Plotts after the war and moved to Fernandina Florida where he did extremely well until being murdered in 1884. The assailant was a great great grandson of President Jefferson by the name of Thomas Jefferson Epps. 
A letter to his son from Alfred Garner in 1910 describes Fernando as "the best looking officer and as brave as he was good looking."
I would enjoy and value hearing from anyone who may have information concerning the 107th.

Andrew B. Suhrer koos458@aol.com
      October 18, 2007 9:59 PM [30]

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