|Birth||Feb. 28, 1841|
|Death||Jan. 13, 1920|
|Cemetery||Old Plymouth (Plymouth)|
|Unit||10th Illinois Infantry, Company K|
Private Peter Bruenger
Company F, 50th Illinois Infantry
Company K, 10th Illinois Infantry
Bruenger (also known as Bruinger and Bringer) was born in Germany on February 28, 1841. He was living in Walker (Hancock County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on August 18, 1861. He was mustered on September 12, 1861 and served less than 1 month. He was discharged on October 2, 1861 for undisclosed reasons.
He rejoined the military as a member of the 10th Illinois Infantry. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on September 23, 1864. He served about 8 months and was mustered out on June 4, 1865 at Washington DC. During his enlistment, the outfit was part of General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” from November 15th to December 10, 1864.
Bruenger died on January 13, 1920 at the age of 78 years. He is buried in the Plymouth Cemetery in Plymouth (Jefferson County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Strain Post (#201) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Plymouth.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.