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John Huse Hardenbrook

John Huse Hardenbrook

Civil war Veteran John Huse Hardenbrook, photo taken in the 1930s.

John Huse Hardenbrook, born 20 July 1847 in Madison, Indiana, died 5 May 1938 Linden, Dallas Co., Iowa. He was originally named John Hughes Hardenbrook after John S. Hughes the first Lieut of Co K 16th Inf, Monterey, Mexico.

He enlisted in Civil War 26 May 1864 as a private Co. H 137th Regiment Indiana, serving for the Union Forces, and mustered out 21 Sept 1864. 23 April 1864 he went to Tennessee on guard duty. He went to Nashville to defend the railroad. Two years later he re-enlisted in 20th US Inf Co D. He went to Richmond, Virginia, and then to New Orleans via Atlanta transport.

John encountered violent storms off Cape Hatteras and was officially listed as lost at sea. A boat called Evening Star was sunk a few weeks before. Finally his boat docked at New Orleans.

Then he went to Jefferson, Texas. He was transferred to Fort Ransom South Dakota were he helped with the Sioux uprising. He was captured by Indians but escaped with an Indian scout. John was shot at many times by Indians but never wounded.

John married Philinda Katherine Montgomery 15 Mar 1870 and traveled by covered wagon to Dallas County, Iowa. They settled in Beaver twp., and later moved to Minburn, named Sugar Grove at that time. They lived there in 1907.

Then, later that year, they moved to Linden, Ia. In Linden, everyone called John "Dad". He was a member of Greenville Lodge Camp 75 Des Moines, an organization for Civil War Veterans.


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