John Dieter


BirthSept. 16, 1843
DeathFeb. 15, 1928
CemeterySt Francis Catholic (Humphrey)
PostGreathouse (Humphrey)
Unit51st Illinois Infantry, Company B

Private John Dieter

Company C, 100th Illinois Infantry

Company B, 51st Illinois Infantry

Dieter was born in Germany on September 16, 1843. Some Civil War sources spell his last name “Dieder”. He was residing in Lockport (Will County), Illinois when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on April 12, 1865. Dieter enlisted for 1 year and served with the 100th Illinois Infantry for 2 months. The unit was mustered out on June 15, 1865. Dieter transferred to the 51st Illinois Infantry and served an additional 4 months. That unit was discharged on October 15, 1865 at Chicago. Dieter served a total of 6 months.

He died on February 15, 1928 at the age of 84 years. Dieter is buried in the St Francis Catholic Cemetery in Humphrey (Platte County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Greathouse Post (#181) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Humphrey.

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


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