J C VANDERVEST
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Joseph Casimir VANDERVEST

Biography

Illinois

72nd Illinois Volunteers Infantry, Co A
33rd Illinois Volunteers Infantry, Co G

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courtesy Phillip
at
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Enlisted

November 25, 1863; mustered into A Co. 72nd Illinois on 29 November 1863 
transferd 19 July 1865

Discharged

October 21, 1865; mustered out 24 November 1865 at Vicksburg, MS

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Born

1827, Tourinnes La Grosse

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Death

June 28, 1914 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Children

1852 Joseph; 1854 Antoinette; 1856 Edward; 1860 Gille

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Biography :

Joseph C Vandervest from Wisconsin 72nd Illinois; recruits; transferred 19 July 1865 to 33rd Illinois Infantry residence Chicago enlisted Nov. 25, 1863; mustered Nov. 25, 1863; Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blackely in 1865. Mustered out Nov. 24, 1865
(note : on August 6, 1864, de men of the 72nd were mustered out of the service at Vicksburg and a number of recruits -270- were transferred to the 33rd Illinois at Meridian Miss.)

Like his brother August, Joseph came from Tourines-la-Grosse, Brabant Wallon, Belgium, a carpenter by trade. They both embarked in Antwerp on April 27, 1855 on the Anna Kimball[7], destination Boston with their parents and siblings. He was married before the Civil War to Adela´de Ducat, also from Belgium (see note), and moved to Mason County, Michigan, on the other side of Lake Michigan. They had at least nine children and I find them settled in 1870 in Hamlin before moving to Ludington. After the death of his wife in 1886, it seems he went to lodge with, or close to, his brother and family as when he was admitted in the Home in July 1898, he put his residence at Stephenson, Michigan where his brother lived.  His death occured on June 28, 1914 and he is buried in the Home Cemetery Block 19 n░ 160. His wife and family are buried in the Pere Marquette Cemetery in Mason County, Michigan.

note: I found a Ducat family on board ship mary Glover, from Antwerp, arrival in New York, October 23, 1858 but with Germany from origin. Antoine Ducat 54 with wife Clementine (Salman) 43 and children: Jules 19, Pauline 17, Adela´de 15. No further trace of them.

 
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Filed in
1888 Oct. 23 Invalid 676605 804013  
         
         

 

Sources :
J. H. Mertens : "The Second Battle"
Haven van Antwerpen - Belgische emigratie 1855
Civil War research and Genealogy Database

Northwestern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin