Alexander Franzin


BirthAug. 10, 1845
DeathJuly 10, 1934
CemeteryTrinity Lutheran (Bruning)
Unit137th Illinois Infantry, Company B

Private Alexander Franzin

Company B, 137th Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)

Franzin was born in Germany on August 10, 1845. He was residing in Camp Point (Adams County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on May 13, 1864. Franzin was mustered on June 5, 1864 and was discharged on September 24, 1864.

The 137th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Wood (Quincy), Illinois on June 5, 1864 for 100 days. The unit was assigned to guard and picket duty in the Memphis area and was part of the repulse of General Forrest’s attack on Memphis on August 21, 1864.

Franzin died on July 10, 1934 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Bruning (Thayer County), Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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