Melchior ROGIER
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Melchior ROGIER
Comp. G, 93rd Indiana Volunteers Infantry



28 Aug. 1862 at Cannelton for 3 years by Capt Spilman
mustered in 30 sept. 62 at New Albany by Capt Miller


July 24, 1863


5 feet 6 inches










Pierre Louis Rogier farmer : born Les Bulles on Dec. 6, 1798 son of Jean Baptiste and Marie Joseph Rogier (Martin).
Marie Jeanne Delaisse : born Les Bulles on Jan. 4, 1808 daughter of Lambert and Marie Jeanne Delaisse (Mathot).

Married at Les Bulles on July 14, 1834

Present, as witnesses :Rogier Jean Lambert born 1807, brother of Pierre Louis( a burgemester of Les Bulles in 1878; Lallemand Jean Baptiste born 1804, a friend; Gruslin Henry Joseph , born 1776, neighbor; Goffinet Jacques, born 1796, neighbor


Died at Memphis Tenn. July 24, 1863



Biography :

A letter in French in his pension file.

Memphisse, Tennsie, Marse le, 10, 1862 (it is likely March 63!)

Mès chères Parents,
Je vous sécri quelque mo poure vous faire savoire que je sui encore en bone santé inci que mon frère Lambert. Je désire que la présente vous trouve de même.
Je vous sanvoi 10 Dolare en Cunbeck. Mon frère Lambert 5 Dolars. Je désire que vous mécriver si vous savier recu cett argant. Envoyèr moi des timbert Post. Ses bien difisille dans na voir par ici.
Voilà tous que peut vous dire pour le présent, enfin je vous sambrase d’un gran coeure.
Je reste pour la vie votre fils

Melchior Rogier

Adresse letter : Melchior Rogier 93 regiment Ind Vols. >Comp. G Memphis Tennese

Translation (the letter was writen in phonetical french) :

My dear parents, I write you those few words to let you know I'm still in good health, also my brother Lambert. I wish this letter will find you the same.
 I send you 10 $ in "Come Back". My brother Lambert 5$. I wish you to write me if you receive that money. Send me postage-stamps. It's very difficult to have them here. That's all I can say for the present time, at last I heartily embrace you.
I remain your son for the life.

Present for duty till April 30, 1863, left sick at Duck Point La. May 2, 1863

Enterred Adams Genl Hospl, Memphis Tenn. 11 July 1863, with chronic diarrhea. Died July 24th 1863 of Bronchitis and Phtisis (or Consumption).

Sources :

- Pension file of Melchior Rogier at the National Archives Mother: application # 239161 certificate # 184894

Affidavits provided by Jean Duparque and Peter Goffinet