Civil War Pension file for Lorenzo Vandusen. Reviewed at National Archives, Washington D.C., June 2002:
Lorenzo D. Vandusen. Served as a Private in Company I, 44 MO Infantry. Pension certificate number 1044193. Access the file using the following: Remarks C-2537821. Born 13 JAN 1846 Decatur Co, IN. Enrolled 9 AUG 1864 at Wintersville, Sullivan Co, MO. Enlisted 25 AUG 1864 at Valparaiso, Sullivan Co, MO. Discharged 15 AUG 1865 at St. Louis, MO. Physical description: Height = 5 ft. 4 inches, complexion=light, eyes=hazel, hair=light. Married Nancy Jane Baldwin 7 SEP 1869 at New Rutland, LaSalle Co, IL. Lived from 1867 until his death in 1931 in Marshall Co, IL [Lacon is the county seat of Marshall Co, IL.] Lorenzo d. 15 MAY 1931 at Lacon, IL. Lorenzo is bur. Lacon City Cemetery, Lacon, IL. Children of Lorenzo and Nancy Jane: Ervin M. b. 14 AUG 1870, d. bef. 11 MAR 1915. William W. b. 17 FEB 1872, d. aft. 11 MAR 1915. James D. b. 16 MAY 1874, d. bef. 11 MAR 1915. Hiram L. b. 1 NOV 1876, d. bef 11 MAR 1915. Nellie M. b. 29 OCT 1880, d. aft. 11 MAR 1915. Herbert S. b. 26 JAN 1882, d. aft. 11 MAR 1915. [There is a reference to daughter Nellie. States Lorenzo's daughter Nellie Newell d. 11 APR 1931.] From Illinois death certificate in the file: Father's name: Isaac Vandusen. Birth place of father: Indiana [? NY?]. Maiden name of mother: Don't know. Birth place of mother: Don't know. Informant: Herbert VanDusen [prob.a son of Lorenzo].