19 September 2012

Union Pensions Mentioned in Newspaper?

Date: Monday, August 30, 1897  

Paper: Omaha World Herald (Omaha, NE)--

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There are a variety of places to learn whether or not your ancestor had a Civil War  pension, but the newspaper is not typically one of those places. Unfortunately this reference doesn't provide enough details to actually request a pension, but it does indicate where the person of interest (Kasper Wachter) was living in 1897 and that he obtained a pension. Kasper's fairly well-documented, but there are always situations where people are not and any reference to them with a location is helpful.

If obtaining a copy of Kasper's pension is desired, searching Union Civil War pension indexes would be the next step.