|Birth||Jan. 24, 1846|
|Death||Oct. 27, 1935|
|Cemetery||Forest Lawn (Omaha)|
|Unit||1st Iowa Cavalry, Company B|
Private Andrew Finkenkiller
Company B, 1st Iowa Cavalry
Finkenkiller (also spelled Finkenkeller and Finkenkoller) was born in Missouri on January 24, 1846. He was living in Buchanan County, Iowa when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on February 26, 1864. Finkenkiller served nearly 2 years. He was discharged on February 15, 1866 at Austin, Texas.
The 1st Iowa Cavalry was organized at Davenport, Iowa in August and September, 1861. The unit was assigned to several southern and central states during the Civil War. Most of its’ duty was in Arkansas. The regiment fought at the Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry (AK) on April 30, 1864.
Finkenkiller died on October 27, 1935 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. He was a member of the Crook Post (#262) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Omaha.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.