John Scheburg

BirthMay 11, 1847
DeathApril 25, 1941
CemeteryUpland (Upland)
PostDetweiler (Upland)
Unit028th Illinois Infantry, Company H

Private John Scheburg

Company H, 28th Illinois Infantry

Scheburg was born in Sweden on May 11, 1847. He was living in Walnut Grove (Hancock County), Illinois when he enlisted and mustered for 1 year on March 7, 1865. He served 1 year and was mustered out on March 7, 1866 at Brownville, Texas. Some Civil War sources spell his last name “Seberg”.

Scheburg joined the 28th Illinois Infantry in the final stages of the Civil War. During his enlistment, the regiment was part of the Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) from March 26, 1865 to April 8, 1865. In addition, the regiment played a role in the occupation of Mobile (AL) on April 12, 1865.

Scheburg died on April 25, 1941 at the age of 93 years at the St Francis Hospital in Grand Island. He is buried in the Upland Cemetery in Upland (Franklin County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Detwilder Post (#329) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Upland. In addition, he was a member of 3 other Nebraska GAR Posts:

Post 131 (Antietam Post) – in Bloomington.

Post 220 (Cedar Mountain) – in Ravenna.

Post 297 (Keyes Post) – in Lebanon.

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