Did this David Sivyer serve in the Illinois 141st Infantry in the Civil War?Because there is a Civil War pension record that matches what you have.And the widow's name is Dianna M and filed the claim in Oregon.
I'm very interested if this is the same David Sivyer that married my ggg grandmother, Philomena Brunet.According to the "The Genealogical Record of the Sivyer Family in the United States, it says David Sivyer was from West Kent, England, but it doesn't give his parents' names, only his children.And it says that he fought in the Civil War in Illinois as a volunteer.The pension record I found on him fits that, but I am puzzled because in the 1880 Trinidad, Colorado Census, it says my ggg grandmother was a widow.Wonder if they got divorced and my ggg grandmother was too ashamed to tell she was divorced, so rather she lied and said she was a widow. And he went off and married Dianna?
I've ordered a full pension record on David Sivyer and see if he is the right David Sivyer or not.I found a record that David Sivyer stayed at the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in 1887 from the Civil War.It says he was admitted from Colorado on May 2, 1887 leaving me wondering if he was actually divorced and later remarried?
This is a really weird situation where I"m trying to figure out the mystery out of this.