Member of GAR post 219
Wellington Enterprise, 8 March 1921, page 4
MR. ANDREW WELSHER PASSES AWAY
Mr. Andrew Welsher, aged 75 years, a veteran of the Civil war, passed away at the home on Courtland street, on Thursday afternoon, Mar. 3. A short service was held Friday afternoon at the home. The body was taken to Port Huron Saturday, where final services were held Sunday.
Wellington Enterprise, 11 March 1921, page 5
When a boy not quite 18 years old he enlisted in the 8th New York Heavy Artillery, where he served his country faithfully until the end of the war. He was wounded at Rheims Station. After being discharged from the army, he went back to his father's farm for a short time, then coming to Wellington, O., where he was employed two years by the firm of Bennett & Kirk. He was charter member of Hamlin Post formed here in 1866.
He was married in New York to Emerette Fasig in 1871, and to them two children were born. This union only lasted about seven years, when the wife and mother died. He then married Carrie Fauber and to this union were born five children, one dying in infancy. The family moved from New York state to Port Huron, Mich., and this was his home for thirty-five years, the wife and mother dying there several years ago.
He was married to Mrs. Rosella Devereaux October 10, 1919, and they have made their home in Wellington the last year.
After the illness of nearly five weeks, he passed from this life Mar. 3, 1921. Funeral services were held at the home Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. P.B. Schaffner and the G.A.R. comrades.
The body was taken to Port Huron the final services were held in his old home surrounded by his family and loving friends and the G.A.R. of Port Huron.
"Soldier, rest! Thy warfare o'er,