Wellington Genealogy Group
Wellington Genealogy Group

Member of GAR post 219

Edward M. Linder

Age: 45
Birthplace: O.
Residence: Wellington O.
Occupation: Farmer
Entry into the Service
Date: Aug.2"1862
Rank: Sergeant
Co.: F
Regiment: 103" O.V.I.
Final Discharge
Date: June 28" 1865
Rank: Sergeant
Co.: F
Regiment: 102" O.V.I.
Length of Service: 35 months
Cause of Discharge: Order War Dept.
Date of Muster into the G.A.R.: May 11" 1882
When Honorably Discharged:
When Suspended:
When Dropped:
Where Buried: Greenwood, Wellington, O.
Nature of Wounds Received:
When and in what Engagements Wounded:
Remarks: May 24" 1898 (died)


Wellington Enterprise, 1 June 1898, page 8

As the years go by, the members of the G.A.R., of Hamlin Post find a new grave or graves to decorate on each memorial day in Wellington's beautiful cemetery. This year the missing comrade is Edward M. Linder, who responded to country's call in July of 1862, enlisting as a member of Company F, 103 O.V.I., serving the full term of enlistment, three years, or during the war. In this service his physical strength was permanently weakened, so that a severe attack of the grippe made him more easily a victim of its effects on mind and body.

In speaking of the more prominent traits of character of the departed, all who knew him will agree that none could be more punctual and industrious. It is true that whatever his hands found to do that he did with all his might and when the daily task was done he hastened for rest to the dearest place on earth, home. Here was his kingdom, and little he cared for what others called recreation and enjoyment amid scenes away from home. Even army comrads seldom saw him at reunions if any distance from home and yet to all with whom he was associated, he was a safe and trusted companion, a constant and obliging friend.

He was in no sense open and to all men known but rather modest and unassumming. Actions alone best reveal what manner of man he was. He was ever quiet, a lover of peaces, in every thought and act sincere. It may be safely recorded that he lived and died with few, if any enemies, and there are none who can or would say that he lived other than a life of clean personal and moral purity. These are his honors.

He was always a firm believer of the truths of the Christian religion, although reserved in public professions of his belief. A few months however, before his unfortunate affliction he experienced a wonderful change, and from a silent believer he was converted into an earnest and zealous public worshiper. It seems now a divinely insprired preparation for the future life upon which he was so soon to enter.

Edward M. Linder was born near Adamsville, Muskingum county, Ohio, the 12 day of April, 1836. He came with his parents to Wellington township in 1847 and since then his home has been the Wellington or vicinity. On the 19th of October he was married to Miss Adaline L. Schoonover, and to them were born four children all of whom are living.

He was buried from his late residence on Forest avenue, May 26th, by the G.A.R. Hamlin Post, Rev. E.T. Hagerman of Norwalk, officiating.

"Gone now, where only peace is known;
Gone, where to love and to enjoy, are one.
Yet take these tears the mourners' best relief.
And till we share his joys, forgive our grief."

Card of Thanks.
To the many friends who so kindly sought to lighten our burden of sorrow in the sickness and eath of our dear husband and father, by their generous sympathy, beautiful floral tributes, sweet funeral songs, and to the G.A.R. who buried him, we extend our sincere and heartfult thanks.
Mrs. Addie L. Linder and family.