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Lewis Ruthers headstone is located in West Alexander, PA cemetery in Washington County. He was in Co. K, 20th Illinois Infantry. He married Mary ??. Their children were Charles, Isabella, Walter, Nora and Eliza. They raised their children in Wheeling, WV.
The Muster Roll from the National Archives has the last name spelled "Reither" on some of his papers, and "Ruther" on others. Today his descendants spell it "Ruthers". Lewis was a substitute in the Civil War for Conrad Fricker, of Illinois. Lewis's son Charles, is the my great grandfather, and he spelled the last name with the "s".
I would love to hear from anyone who is also a descendant of Lewis and Mary Ruther and share information. I would like to know Mary Ruther's maiden name. On the 1880 census, it says she was born in Virginia, and both of her parents were born in Ohio. Her estimated birth year is 1843.
If you know more information on Lewis Ruthers, please let me know.