The Last Soldier Project: Wisconsin
Beginning in 2003, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) embarked on the Last Soldier Project. The purpose of the project is to locate and appropriately mark the final resting place of the last Civil War Soldier buried in each county/parish and in each state of this great country.

The last Civil War veteran from each Wisconsin county will be listed as research is completed. Local SUVCW Camps are encouraged to work with other organizations, the SUVCW National organization and the media for recognition and funding of suitable memorials or markers. A Last Soldier Ceremony may be conducted by SUVCW Camps at the gravesite of these veterans. Details are available on the SUVCW National Web site at suvcw.org/last/lastsoldier.htm.

If you have confirmed the last Civil War veteran to be buried in a Wisconsin county, and would like to submit your finding to this Web site, please contact lastsoldier@suvcw-wi.org. Please include reference sources for your information. Often times, local newspaper articles confirm when the last Civil War soldier in a specific locale passed away.

State of Minnesota: download the Minnesota Last Soldier listing (PDF).


Wisconsin's "Last Soldier" Project
 County Residence Name Died   Age
           
Adams Adams George W. Woodruff, Sr. 4 April 1940   95
 Ashland   Austin Miller 26 Aug 1939
 Barron Chetek Ancel Goolsbey 1948   100
 Bayfield Washburn David A. Monroe 8 Mar 1945   98
 Brown Green Bay Henry A. Straubel 23 March 1943   101
 Buffalo Fountain City Michael Welsch Sr. 12 March 1943   98
 Burnett   William Wesley Palmer 8 September 1927   92
 Calumet Potter Herman Kalk 5 December 1938   98
 Chippewa Cadott Lansing A. Wilcox 29 September 1951   105
 Clark Loyal Albert Ellsworth Darton 30 December 1942   98
 Columbia Pardeeville DeRoy Eaton 4 February 1945   102
 Crawford Ferryville William Rutter 19 January 1943   101
 Dane Madison Dr. Hervie A. Dobson 27 November 1942   100
 Dodge Beaver Dam Charles Hambright 4 October 1938    
 Door Sturgeon Bay Nicholas Kill 17 July 1936   91
 Douglas Duluth, Minn. Charles L. Hooker 26 October 1947   108
 Dunn Colfax Ebert S. Sorkness 2 February, 1940   100
 Eau Claire Eau Claire Josiah E. Cass December 1947   99
 Florence   George W. Baird 13 November 1927   79
 Fond du Lac Fond du Lac Albert Pride 25 January 1941   93
 Forest Crandon Patrick "Patsy" Shay 1 March 1932   83
 Grant Lancaster Charles P. Schnieder 26 May 1942    
 Green   James Monroe Divan 10 April 1936   93
 Green Lake Berlin Frank Murdock 30 July 1936   90
 Iowa   Jeremiah Humbert 9 March 1938   95
 Iron   Chester M. Huntsinger 22 Jan 1914   67
 Jackson Alma Marcus D. Merchant 26 Dec 1943   97
 Jefferson Christian Holzheuter 23 Sept 1941   94
 Juneau Wonewoc Lawrence Snyder 13 February 1944   99
 Kenosha   Morris E. Rockwell 7 October 1940   91
 Kewaunee Algoma Irving W. Elliott 1941   95
 LaCrosse Bangor John Henry Miller 1 Sept. 1941   95
 LaFayette   James Perrigo 18 October 1935   87
 Langlade Antigo Frederick Hillman 9 May 1940   93
 Lincoln George Langley 9 Jan 1944   94
 Manitowoc Centerville Carl Rieck 30 April 1936   89
 Marathon Albert Becherer 19 June 1939   92
 Marinette Marinette Charles H. Showard 9 March 1938   96
 Marquette   Leonard Dibble 11 February 1940   94
 Menominee   Alexander Besaw 22 Oct 1929   97
 Milwaukee Milwaukee Charles L. Blanchard 5 September 1942   96
 Monroe Sparta Watts W. Hubbard 21 December 1943   95
 Oconto Abrams George Lince 15 March 1940   91
 Oneida   Bryon T. Plugh 29 March 1932   88
 Outagamie Appleton Charles Gosha 17 January 1941   100
 Ozaukee   William Lehmann 31 March 1933   93
 Pepin   Ezra Nelson Sabin 25 Feb 1935   86
 Pierce Spring Valley John C. Wheeler 8 January 1936   91
 Polk Clayton Worthy A. Prentice 21 March 1939   91
 Portage Stevens Point Peter Felio 6 July 1936   88
 Price Fifield John E. Felch 05 Jan 1940   94
 Racine Lake Denoon Lewis Rolfson 7 Jan 1936   94
 Richland Richland Center Joseph Miller 25 March 1941   95
 Rock John Dorn 30 March 1944   96
 Rusk Ladysmith Truman D. Goodrich 19 July 1940   92
 St. Croix New Richmond Alonzo Rouse Kibbe 22 October 1943   99
 Sauk Baraboo Henry Alexander 1 February 1946   99
 Sawyer Hayward Egbert P. Fullington 3 April 1939   97
 Shawano Waupaca Nathan Henry Lake 29 April 1941   94
 Sheboygan Sheboygan Falls William P. Bryant 30 September 1941   94
 Taylor   Albert Bundick 11 June 1935   88
 Trempeleau Osseo John W. Miller 18 Sep 1944   99
 Vernon Hillsboro Milton E. Crary 5 May 1939   91
 Vilas Eagle River Al Croker 20 August 1936   91
 Walworth Isaiah Ryan 11 April 21941   93
 Washburn   Hiram Santas 10 Jan 1931   85
 Washington Hartford John Kauper 21 February 1939   91
 Waukesha Oconomowoc James F. Jones 7 August 1942   96
 Waupaca   Jesse Fox 26 Dec 1943   97
 Waushara   Corydon J. Farwell 14 June 1937   95
 Waupaca Iola Jesse Fox 26 December 1943   97
 Waushara Wautoma Corydon J. Farwell 14 June 1937   95
 Winnebago Oshkosh William A. Hyer 27 August 1944   96
 Wood James Honan 15 June 1943   100
           


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