Charles Eisentrout 1831-1932 Germany>MD
Charles Eisentrout was my gr-gr-grandfather. (Charles>Charles H.>John>Virginia>Vickie). I'd like more information on anyone connected to this family and am willing to exchange information.
I have the following information from his obituary:
Charles Eisentrout, last survivor of Barton Post, No. 42 and Thoburn Post, No. 11, G.A.R. and the oldest resident of Frostburg, died Monday afternoon, May 2, 1932 at 2:30 o'clock.
Mr. Eisentrout was bedfast for over 16 months, dying of old age. He was born in Hanover, Germany and was aged 100 years, 7 months, and 14 days.
He was the son of Charles Henry and Hannah Eisentrout and accompaned them to this country in 1854, settleing in Eckhart, later removing to Barton. In 1862, he enlisted in Company K, Fourth West Virginia Infantry. He was wounded in the arm in the siege of Vicksburg, and was honorably discharged from service late in 1868, remaining in the capacity of barber until the close of the war. He followed alternately the occupations of barber and coal miner.
Until he took to his bed, he was a conspicuous figure in the annual Memorial Day parades, being the flagbearer. And this same flag he so dearly loved and was proudly carried by him so many times was carried at the head of his funeral cortege.
He was a member of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church and was baptized and confirmed in his native land. He was the last survivor of his regiment and was accorded military honors at his burial by Henry Fangrieve Post Veterans of Foreign Wars; six members of the post acting as pall-bearers. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 3:30 P.M. at the German Evangelical Lutheran Church, where his body lay in state, by his pastor, Rev. Harry G. Yaggi. Interment was in the Alleghany cemetery beside his beloved wife who died April 10, 1907.
He was married to Mary Ann Fea June 5, 1854. To this union were born 13 children; 7 of whom survive as follows: Charles H. Eisentrout, Listonburg, Pa.; Mrs. William Whitehead, Midlothian, Md.; Mrs. Phoebe Robey and Mrs. Anna Bond, Lonaconing, Md.; John Eisentrout, Berlin, Pa; Thomas Eisentrout and Mrs. Bessie Denniser, with whom he made his home on Stoyer Street, Frostburg, Md. In addition he is survived by 54 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. The following named children preceded him to the grave: Mary Ellen, Loretta, Mollie, Rex, Joseph, and Clementine.