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  • ID: I04241
  • Name: George Russell Sherman
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: OCT 1843 in Knox, Waldo County, Maine
  • Death: 5 MAR 1910 in Veterans Home, Hot Springs, South Dakota
  • Burial: MAR 1910 US National Cemetery, Hot Springs, South Dakota
  • Occupation: Farmer
  • Event: Military Service 26th Maine Infantry -- Civil War Veteran
  • Event: Addresses Maine/Minnesota/South Dakota
  • Note:
    George Russell Sherman was a Civil War Veteran who served with the 26th Maine Volunteers. He farmed in Minnesota and South Dakota after the Civil War.
    The 1870 census shows George and Emma Sherman farming in partnership with George E. Johnson in Chester Township, Wabasha County, Minnesota. The Sherman's have one child, Bert, who was born in July of 1869. Bert apparently died before 1880 as he is not listed on the 1880 census or any subsequent census.

    1870 Census
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    Date Of Census: JUNE 1870
    Location: CHESTER TOWNSHIP, WABASHA COUNTY, MINNESOTA (P.O. BEAR VALLEY MINNESOTA)
    Census location: T593 #717, PAGE 16
    Real estate value:
    Personal property value: 300
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    Name: Age Sex Profession
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    JOHNSON, GEO. E. 30 M FARMER
    SHERMAN, G.W. 30 M FARMER
    SHERMAN, EMMA 21 F KEEPING HOUSE
    SHERMAN, BURT 11/12 M AT HOME BORN IN JULY 1869
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    Place Father Mother
    Name: Of Birth Foreign born Foreign born
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    JOHNSON, GEO. E. NEW HAMPSHIRE
    SHERMAN, G.W. MAINE
    SHERMAN, EMMA WISCONSIN
    SHERMAN, BURT MINNESOTA
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    The Sherman's lived in Minnesota from 1864 to the spring of 1879 when they moved to McCook County, South Dakota to homestead.
    The 1880 census shows the Sherman's living in Township 102 of Mc Cook County, South Dakota. George lists his occupation as a farmer and gives Maine as the place of his birth and also that of his parents. His wife Emma lists Wisconsin as the place of birth for her parents and herself. The 4 children listed, Maude, Delbert, Frank, and Grace, were all born in Minnesota, which would indicate that they moved from Minnesota to South Dakota between 1878 and 1880.
    1880 Census
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    Date Of Census: SPRING/SUMMER 1880
    Location: TOWNSHIP 102, MC COOK COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
    Census location: T-9 #113
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    Relation
    Name: Sex Age To Head Married Profession
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    SHERMAN, GEORGE M 37 HEAD MARRIED FARMER
    SHERMAN, EMMA F 30 WIFE MARRIED KEEPING HOUSE
    SHERMAN, GRACEY F 9 DAUGHTER SINGLE
    SHERMAN, FRANKEY M 6 SON SINGLE
    SHERMAN, DELBERT M 4 SON SINGLE
    SHERMAN, MAUD F 1 DAUGHTER SINGLE
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    Place Father Mother
    Name: Of Birth P.O.B. P.O.B.
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    SHERMAN, GEORGE MAINE MAINE MAINE
    SHERMAN, EMMA WISCONSIN WISCONSIN WISCONSIN
    SHERMAN, GRACEY MINNESOTA MAINE WISCONSIN
    SHERMAN, FRANKEY MINNESOTA MAINE WISCONSIN
    SHERMAN, DELBERT MINNESOTA MAINE WISCONSIN
    SHERMAN, MAUD MINNESOTA MAINE WISCONSIN
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    July 10, 1998 -- Research at the McCook County Courthouse, Salem, South Dakota revealed that in 1885 George R. Sherman paid taxes on 4 quarters (160 acres in a quarter) of land in Township 102, Range 54, of what is now called Canistota Township, McCook County, South Dakota. He had three quarters of land in Section 29, that being the NW1/4, the SE1/4, and the SW1/4. He also had the NE1/4 of land in Section 30 which is adjacent to Section 29 on the west.
    Section 29 is physically located on the north side of oiled road leading into Canistota, in the 3rd mile east of Highway 81. Section 30 is just west of Section 29.
    In further research it was found that George R. Sherman homesteaded the NW1/4 of Section 29, Township 102, Range 54. The application for the homestead was made on homestead application #3716 and the final certificate issued to Sherman was #4689.
    The following information was obtained from documents relating to a homestead application made by George R. Sherman for the North West Quarter of Section No. 29, in Township No. 102N, of Range No. 54W, of the 5th Principal Meridian, containing 160 acres. This property was located in Dakota Territory which became McCook County, South Dakota after statehood.
    George R. Sherman settled on this land on October 2, 1879. In November 1883 he indicates that his family, consisting of a wife and five children, have resided continuously on the land since establishing their residence in October of 1879. Improvements and buildings on the land consist of a frame house 14 x 18 feet, a frame barn 14 x 54 feet, 30 acres of land that has been broken with crops planted and harvested for four years, and a well.
    In a document which was a "copy of the certificate of discharge of George R. Sherman from the military service of the United States", the following statement appears: Know Ye, that George R. Sherman a Private of "I" Company, 26th Regiment of Maine Infantry Volunteers, who was enrolled on the 10th day of September one thousand eight hundred and sixty two to serve 9 months, or during the war, is hereby discharged from the service of the United States, this 17th day of August 1863 at Bangor, Maine by reason of expiration of term of service. No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist. Said George R. Sherman was born in Knox in the State of Maine; is 18 years of age; 5 feet 10 inches high; light complexion, gray eyes, light hair, and by occupation when enrolled, a farmer.
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    A supplement to the 1890 census (Civil War Veterans and/or widows) lists George R. Sherman living in Canistota, Mc Cook County, South Dakota. He was a Private in the 26 Maine Infantry serving 11 months and 7 days between 9-10-1862 and 8-17-1863. Under "disability incurred" he listed liver disease and defective hearing. George volunteered for service on 9-10-1862 at Knox, Maine. He served as a Private in Company "I", 26th Regiment, of Maine Infantry Volunteers. On 4-14-1863 he was wounded in the left thigh by a rifle ball at Irish Bend, Louisiana. He received medical attention at University Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana for his wound. He was honorably discharged at Bangor, Maine.
    In 1891 George and Emma Sherman were divorced.
    The 1900 census shows Emma Sherman living in the town of Canistota, Mc Cook County, SD. She lists her place of birth, as well as that of her parents, as Canada/England. (The birth certificate of Hattie Ethel Sherman shows that her mother, Emma Jane Howard Sherman, was born in Clintonville, Canada which turns out to be part of Wisconsin at this time.) Emma is divorced and running a rooming house in Canistota. Living with her are four of her children; Maude, Hattie, Harold (Pat), and Grant.
    1900 Census
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    Date Of Census: SPRING/SUMMER 1900
    Location: CANISTOTA TOWN, MC COOK COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
    Occupation of head of household: HOUSE KEEPER
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    Relation Years Children
    Name: To Head When born..Age..Married Total...Living
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    SHERMAN, EMMA HEAD APR 1850 50 DIVORCED
    SHERMAN, MAUDE DAUGHTER FEB 1879 21 SINGLE
    SHERMAN, HAROLD SON JUN 1882 17 SINGLE
    SHERMAN, HATTIE DAUGHTER MAR 1887 13 SINGLE
    SHERMAN, GRANT SON NOV 1890 10 SINGLE
    NOLAN, MIKE BOARDER NOV 1845 54 SINGLE
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    Place Father Mother Year
    Name: Of Birth P.O.B. P.O.B. To US
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    SHERMAN, EMMA CANADA CANADA
    SHERMAN, MAUDE MINNESOTA MAINE CANADA
    SHERMAN, HAROLD SOUTH DAKOTA MAINE CANADA
    SHERMAN, HATTIE SOUTH DAKOTA MAINE CANADA
    SHERMAN, GRANT SOUTH DAKOTA MAINE CANADA
    NOLAN, MIKE WISCONSIN IRELAND IRELAND
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    The 1900 census shows George R. Sherman farming with his son Delbert in Moore Township, Charles Mix County, SD. Living in the same county but in Howard Township, is Frank Sherman and his family who are also farmers.
    1900 Census
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    Date Of Census: JUN 1900
    Location: MOORE TOWNSHIP, CHARLES MIX COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
    Occupation of head of household: FARMER--OWNS FARM
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    Relation Years Children
    Name: To Head When born..Age..Married Total...Living
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    SHERMAN, DELBERT HEAD MAR 1877 22 SINGLE
    SHERMAN, GEORGE FATHER OCT 1843 56 DIVORCED
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    Place Father Mother Year
    Name: Of Birth P.O.B. P.O.B. To US
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    SHERMAN, DELBERT MINNESOTA MAINE WISCONSIN
    SHERMAN, GEORGE MICHIGAN NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW HAMPSHIRE
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    The 1910 census shows Emma Sherman living in the town of Canistota, SD with her son Harold (Pat) and her grandson, Lyle Spaulding. Emma Sherman indicates that she has had eight children, four of whom are still living.
    1910 Census
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    Date Of Census: 15 APR 1910
    Location: CANISTOTA CITY, MC COOK COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
    Occupation of head of household: NONE GIVEN
    Location of census data: T624#1484, ED 288, PAGE 1A, LINE 47
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    Relation Years Children
    Name: To Head Age.. Married Total...Living
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    SHERMAN, EMMA HEAD 59 MARRIED 25 8 4
    SHERMAN, HERALD SON 27 SINGLE
    SPALDING, LILE GR-SON 6 SINGLE
    NOLAN, MIKE BOARDER 73 SINGLE
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    Place Father Mother Year
    Name: Of Birth P.O.B. P.O.B. To US
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    SHERMAN, EMMA NEW YORK NEW YORK NEW YORK
    SHERMAN, HERALD SOUTH DAKOTA MAINE NEW YORK
    SPALDING, LILE SOUTH DAKOTA SOUTH DAKOTA SOUTH DAKOTA
    NOLAN, MIKE WISCONSIN IRELAND IRELAND

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    The following information obtained from the War Record (Civil War) of George Russell Sherman.

    Date of document: May 13, 1882.
    Title: Declaration for an original invalid pension.
    Contents: George Sherman, 38 years old, declares that he was enrolled on the 10th day of September 1862 in Company "I" of the 26th Regiment of Maine Infantry commanded by Captain Fred Baker and was honorably discharged at Bangor, Maine on August 17, 1863. Sherman was wounded in the left thigh by gunshot at Irish Bend, Louisiana on April 14, 1863. Because of his service wound he is not greatly disabled for manual labor.
    Declaration made in Salem, South Dakota.

    Date of document: March 26, 1883.
    Title: Letter from War Department to Commissioner of Pensions.
    Contents: Records indicate that George Sherman served as a private of Company "I", 26 Regiment Maine Volunteers and was enrolled on the 10th day of September, 1862 at Knox, Maine for 9 months. He was wounded in the Battle for Irish Bend, Louisiana on April 14, 1863.

    Date of document: February 12, 1888
    Title: Hospital statement.
    Contents: Sherman states that he received medical treatment at University Hospital in New Orleans where he entered on April 16 or 17, 1863. He was sent back to his Regiment and received little or no medical treatment until reaching home where he was treated by his family doctor, Dr. Beam, who died two years later. This statement was made in Salem, South Dakota.

    Date of document: August 6, 1890
    Title: Affidavit in the matter of Pension Claim #452112.
    Contents: Sherman, 47 years old and living in Canistota, South Dakota, related he was in the service from September 10, 1882 to August 17, 1863 when he was discharged at Bangor, Maine. That he is now partially disabled from earning his support and is unable to earn a support by manual labor by reason of sciatic rheumatism, disease of the heart, and partial deafness. That he is a farmer by occupation but owing to his inability to do the ordinary labor of a farmer he lost his land.

    Date of document: June 1, 1892
    Title: Declaration for increase of pension.
    Contents: Sherman is receiving $6.00 per month under pension Certificate #621.811. He believes his pension is too low and that he is entitled to a higher rate of pension. That he is afflicted with the piles which came on deponent gradually and were caused by hard labor and chronic diarrhea combines.
    At the time of this declaration Sherman gives an address of Parker, Lincoln County, South Dakota.

    Date of document: January 9, 1893
    Title: Testimony of employers, neighbors or acquaintances of soldier.
    Contents: Ezra H. Smith, 52 years old and a resident of Salem, South Dakota and Michael Galvin, 45 years old and a resident of Canistota, South Dakota, declare that they know Sherman since 1864 when they lived neighbors with him in Minnesota. Sherman moved to Dakota in the spring of 1878 and settled in McCook County. Sherman has been suffering from various diseases since they have known him.

    Date of document: January 15, 1898
    Title: Questions from the Bureau of Pensions to Sherman.
    Contents: Sherman answers that he is not married. He states that he was married to Emma J. Sherman but was divorced in 1891. He lists his children as Frank Sherman born February 1873, Dell Sherman born March 1878, Maude Sherman born August 1880, Harold Sherman born June 7, 1882, and Hattie Sherman born March 20, 1888.

    Date of document: January 26, 1906
    Title: Declaration for increase of pension.
    Contents: Sherman, 62 years old, a resident of Armour, County of Douglas, South Dakota, requests an increase in his present pension of six dollars per month due to rheumatism in the legs and ankles, rheumatism in the shoulder caused by a fall, etc.

    Date of document: February 21, 1906
    Title: General affidavit.
    Contents: Dr. C.A. Brown, a resident of Armour, Douglas County, South Dakota, gives a medical history of Sherman and requests that his pension be increased as Sherman is unable to do ordinary manual labor because of his medical problems.

    Date of document: March 21, 1906
    Title: Bureau of Pensions Certificate.
    Contents: Sherman is given a new pension of $12.00 per month to commence on the 21st day of March, 1906.

    Date of document: March 5, 1910
    Title: Pensioner Dropped
    Contents: Sherman is dropped from the pension rolls because of death on March 5, 1910.




    Father: Hiram Phillips Sherman b: 18 JAN 1814 in Knox, Waldo County, Maine
    Mother: Deborah Brown b: 1816 in Maine

    Marriage 1 Emma Jane Howard b: 4 APR 1850 in Clintonville, Wisconsin
    • Married: 1868 in Mandeville, Minnesota
    • Divorced: 1891
    • Divorced:
    Children
    1. Has No Children Bert Sherman b: JUL 1869 in Minnesota
    2. Has No Children Grace Sherman b: 19 MAY 1872 in Chestan, Minnesota
    3. Has Children Frank William Sherman b: 27 FEB 1873 in Wasioja, Minnesota
    4. Has No Children Delbert Sherman b: 8 MAR 1875 in Wasioja, Minnesota
    5. Has Children Maude Sherman b: 5 FEB 1879 in Wasioja, Minnesota
    6. Has No Children Harold L. "Pat" Sherman b: 7 JUN 1882 in Canistota, South Dakota
    7. Has Children Hattie Ethel Sherman b: 20 MAR 1887 in Canistota, South Dakota
    8. Has No Children Grant Sherman b: 30 NOV 1889 in Canistota, South Dakota
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