John Wesley Nichols


John Wesley Nichols

Crawford County, Pennsylvania

John Wesley Nichols  

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Company K, 

150th Regiment, PA Volunteers

"The President's Bodyguard"

Enlisted 15 Aug 1862

Mustered out 15 Jun 1865 at Harrisburg, PA

John Wesley Nichols was born 28 Jan 1839 in Meadville, Crawford County. By occupation, he was a bricklayer.  He served in the same military unit as his brother, Simon Nichols.

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More information on Simon Nichols


He married Sarah Elizabeth Dearborn 10 Sept 1860.  They became the parents of nine children. View photo of Sarah Elizabeth Dearborn.  

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In 1866, they moved west to Omaha, Nebraska, with a group of Civil War Veterans.  John Wesley Nichols died in Omaha on 11 Nov 1910.  His wife remained in Omaha, until her death in 1925. 

Read John Wesley Nichols obituary.  

View his death certificate.


More information

Newspaper article on John Wesley Nichols

Second newspaper article on John Wesley Nichols

What Carl Sandburg said about John Wesley Nichols (and more information about John Wesley Nichols).

research submitted by F. Richard Barr



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