Walter Quick

Early Picture of Walter Quick Holding the State Flag, Summer 1861 Eau Claire, WI.

Walter Quick
Jason J Quick

Walter William Quick born March 8th, 1836 Hope Township, Warren Co. New Jersey died September 19th Aniwa, Shawano Co. Wisconsin [1] married Elizabeth Jane Monteith November 7th, 1866.[2] Elizabeth was born February 4th, 1847 in Denmark Township, Ashtabula, Ohio and died September 19th, 1929 in Langlade Co. Wisconsin.[3]

Wisconsin Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection, Vol 4. Page 165

Elizabeth’s family came from a proud line of Ulster-Scots. Elizabeth’s father, Robert died June 9th, 1864 during the Civil War on the hospital steamer boat “Laurel Hill” in Morganzia, Louisiana. Robert was in Co. C 29th Wis. Vol. Infantry[4] and was buried ceremonially at Iron Ridge Cemetery in Dodge Co. Wis. “38 y 7 m 19 d / Co. C 29th Wis. Vol.” Gravesite Details “buried at Morganzia Bend.”[5]

Elizabeth’s Great-Great-Grandfather, Robert Montgomery was a Revolutionary War Veteran serving as a Tythingman (Policeman) in Blandford Hampden Co. Mass. and a Private under Capt. Samuel Sloper’s 12th Co. the 3rd Hampshire co. Reg. in June 1782. Robert also served in the First Regiment of the Ulster Co. NY Bounty Land Rights from March 1st, 1779, to June 1782 in reserve under Capt. Simon Lefever.[6][7][8][9] “MONTGOMERY, ROBERT (Highland County) Born? Served in the Revolutionary War. He died? buried? His name is on a Plaque at the Highland County Courthouse, placed in 1930 by Will-A-Way Chapter DAR. 119 Foraker Place, Hillsboro, OH 45133.”[10]

At the age of 18 in 1854, Walter Quick was charged with inciting a riot in the area of Burr Oak in Dodge Co. with his brother Jacob Quick. “On October 20th 1854 Walter, his brother Jacob and George Graves were found guilty and charged with 15 days in the county jail”.[11] In 1855 Walter was listed living by himself in Hubbard Township, Dodge Co. Wisconsin next to the families of Hugh and his future father-in-law Robert Monteith.[12] In 1860 Walter was living in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co. Wisconsin as a Laborer and states he was born in Canada.[13] Walter could have been hiding and falsified his origins due to legal issues back in Dodge County.

Wisconsin Historical Society; Madison, Wisconsin; Census Year: 1855; Roll: 1, Hubbard Town, Dodge, Wisconsin, slide 33

  The Civil War

The war against the Confederate States of America started on April 12th, 1861. On July 7th, 1861 in the Eau Claire Free Press, an ad was printed “A new Company. We learn that an effort is being made by judge Perkins and Victor Wolf, Esq. to raise a company of volunteers for the wars independent of anything that has heretofore been done. Rolls for that purpose have already been sent to the different towns. When the company is made up the volunteers are to meet and choose their officers. We hope and trust that a company may be raised as Eau Claire might and ought to be represented in the Grand Army of the Union. If the matter is conducted with discretion, it seems to us that there ought to be no difficulty in obtaining a full complement of men in a very little time.

Eau Clare Free Press, Eau Claire WI, July 19th, 1861

Captain John E. Perkins of Augusta organized a group of volunteers to go to the front in the Civil War. This group organized in Eau. Claire as Co. C of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry. One of the first volunteers to join was William Monteith the son of Walter’s neighbor and father-in-law Robert Monteith in Hubbard Township, Dodge Co. Wisconsin. [15][12] Walter Enlisted on Aug 17th, 1861 for a term of three years under Captain Perkins and joined for duty on Aug 28th in Eau Claire and mustered on Sept 9th at Camp Randall in Madison, Dane Co. Wisconsin. At this time Walter was listed as the 8th Corporal in Co. C.  Company C had the distinguished role of being the Color Guard of the regiment due to the fact that they brought a live Eagle as their mascot named “Old Abe” and the regiment was thus named the “Eagle Regiment.”[16][17][18] “Mr. Hunter, and Walter Quick, formerly of Aniwa, were members of the same regiment, and with others served as color guards and marched next to the color and eagle bearers.”[18]

Birnamwood News, Birnamwood WI, January, 16th 1918.

Lieut. Victor Wolf has had the Eau Claire Eagles under drill for a few days. He has already taken much of the awkwardness out of them” “The pay of the soldier is $15 per month; $2.50 per month in clothing, two suits of clothes for outfit, $100 bounty at the end of the war, if honorably discharged, - making for all laboring men better pay than can be expected in any other employment during the war. J.E. Perkins. Eau Claire, August 15th 1861.” Walter is shown on a list of recruits in the same paper.[19]
Eau Clare Free Press,  Eau Claire WI, August 22nd, 1861

The eight Wisconsin Regiment En Route for St Louis” Col Murphy, of the 8th Wis. Regiment, which has been in camp some three or four weeks, received orders on Friday to report his command to gen Fremont, at St Louis. Preparations for the march were accordingly made, and at five o’clock Saturday morning the tents were stuck, the baggage packed and at eight o’clock the regiment were off the field. They arrived at the depot about nine o’clock, the baggage and equipments having previously been placed in the train, the regiment was drawn up in a line, and in ten minutes from that time the men were in the cars and the train in motion. This fact speaks equally well for the officers of the Regiment, and the Superintendent of the Prairie du Chien Railroad, under whose supervision the train was until its arrival at Janesville.

At this place the regiment was supplied with coffee and eatables by the Northwestern Railroad, while the officers faired sumptuously through the bountiful kindness of Mrs. Judge Noggles of Janesville, after which they proceeded on the route of the Northwestern Railroad to Chicago, where they arrived at about four o’clock, making the whole trip from Madison to Chicago in the short time of about six hours. The regiment was in two trains consisting of 33 cars and such time, with such trains, is, we believe, rather faster than the average.

The Eight, we believe, is considered the “crack” regiment of Wisconsin. From report, we have been led to expect a fine corps, and we have not been disappointed.

The Battle of Farmington

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­"Captain Green of Co F. describes battle of Farmington, May 10 -- I am alive and well. I went through the battle of Farmington without being seriously hurt, but to an account of it: On the morning of the 8th, General Pope's corps marched out of camp and towards Corinth and formed in line of battle on the hills near Farmington, driving the enemy's pickets in and making a successful reconnaissance to within three miles of Corinth. At 8 o'clock in the evening our troops were ordered back to camp. Company A, Captain Redfield, and several other companies from the brigade were left at Farmington on picket. Our brigade was ordered to take up position about a mile in the rear of the pickets, to sleep on our arms. We laid down in the open air with one blanket each and slept soundly until daylight. At 6 o'clock on the morning -- yesterday -- we heard firing on the picket line, which was kept up steadily for two hours, when our pickets were driven in. A rebel battery in front and to the right of us began throwing shells.

Why don't we get orders? Where are field officers? "Fire! Fire!" I gave orders to my men, and simultaneously General Loomis, riding, said at the top of his voice: "Now, Eighth boys, go in." With a grand hurrah our regiment advanced and poured a deadly volley, and another and another, in at the rebels, now within a hundred yards of us, which checked them. In a moment more they turned and fled. We started after them, firing as we ran. Just then a squad of our cavalry came up from the rear and charged ahead, passing around our right poured the shot into us hot and heavy, which considerably hastened our retreat. During this time the Forty-seventh Illinois passed us in disorder to the rear, and the Twenty-seventh and Fifty-first Illinois, which had been sent as reinforcements, after making a charge similar to ours on the left and being repulsed, broke ranks and fled, apparently every man for himself.

They rode into a clump of timber and immediately were repulsed and sent back in all directions. The enemy's battery opened on us hotter than ever, and half a dozen regiments poured out of the timber on all sides of us, raking us with a cross fire. We retreated in good order to our first position, and there made a stand and delivered several volleys, but only for a few minutes, the order coming to fall back to the woods directly behind us. We fell back, keeping our line straight, loading and stopping to fire every few steps. By the time we reached the woods a rebel force had got on our right flank and We were thus left the last regiment on the field and brought up the retreat in something like good order. This was due alone to the company officers and men. The lieutenant-colonel in command had been disabled early in the action and the major was well on his way to camp. The company officers and men behaved with great coolness and bravery. There was naturally more or less confusion, owing to the lack of orders from the field’s officers, but this never grew into anything like a panic. We carried off the dead and also some wounded of other regiments. The enemy did not follow us into the woods, but shelled the woods fearfully.

The bursting of the shells over our head and the crackling of the tree branches made a terrible noise. It was with an inexpressible feeling of relief that we finally struck the road leading to camp. There we found the whole corps in line of battle, with the officers chafing because they were not permitted to march out. But it was against Halleck's orders. He had forbidden the corps commanders to bring on a general engagement. But for this I verily believe that if Pope's corps had been brought out today we could have whipped the rebels and taken Corinth. Our regiment had ten killed and forty wounded. Lieutenant-Colonel Robbins had his horse shot and was disabled. Your old friend, Captain Perkins, of Company C, was mortally wounded and has just died, since I commenced writing this letter; Lieutenant Beamish, of Captain Britton's Company G, was killed. A rebel soldier gave himself up; he says he was in the Louisiana Zouave regiment that started to capture Hiscox's battery when the Eighth Wisconsin repulsed them; that seventeen of his regiment fell dead at our first fire, seven killed in the color company. He saw our eagle and says the rebels did not know "what in thunder it meant." The eagle deserves special praise. He stood up on his perch, with his wings extended and flopping violently during the whole time. The noise excited him, and if he could have screamed, I have no doubt we would have wakened the echoes. His bearer was wounded; so was the color bearer.

Photo of Old Abe the Eagle Mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry

The Battles of Iuka & 2nd Corinth and the Old Abe Legend 

Map 2nd Battle of Corinth

A Letter Dated at Corinth, Oct 12th, contains the following extract. Speaking of the recent fight at Corinth the writer says; the finest thing I ever saw was a live American Eagle, carried by the 8th Wisconsin, in the place of a flag. It would fly off over the enemy during the hottest of the fight, then would return and seat himself upon a pole, clap his pinions, shake his head and then start of again. Many and hearty were the cheers that arose from our lines as the old eagle would sail around, first to the right, then to the left, and always return to his post regardless of the storm of lead and hail, which was flying around him.”[22]

This story is what propelled Old Abe into stardom, but the truth is not 100% what it seems. The above statement was different from actual events. “Old Abe had more of the chicken than the eagle in him. At the first Rebel Volley a bullet cut the cord holding Old Abe to his perch. Another clipped his wing, carrying away three quill feathers. Old Abe screamed, spread his wings, and flew a few feet upward, then along the line of battle. David McLain rammed the perch in the ground and chased after him. Overtaking Old Abe some fifty feet from his perch, McLain scooped him up and carried him back to his perch. But Old Abe would have no more of that, Said Capt. James Greene of Company F, he hopped off his perch to the ground and ducked his head between his carriers’ legs. All attempts to make him stay on his perch were useless. He was thoroughly demoralized.''
So were the men of the Eighth. Hit while still deploying from column into line by Missourians who yelled ''like so many screech owls or devils” the soldiers had to be coaxed into place by their captains. That they proved pliant was due to the efforts of the regimental quartermaster. Riding ahead of the regiment on its march to the White House, the quartermaster had found and knocked open a barrel of whiskey. He was ready when the men passed. ''They had been on the run for several hours and were in a state of exhaustion," said Captain Greene. ''As the boys marched by every man who wanted to dipped his cup or canteen in and took a drink.'' The effect of liquor on hot, tired, and thirsty men can be imagined.

The Wisconsin men were lucid enough to see they could not fight after the troops on both their flanks had fallen back. Confessed Captain Greene, "They broke and ran before the advancing Rebel charge the carrier of the eagle picking him up and carrying him under his arm as fast as he could run. It was a new experience for us, for heretofore we had always been the victors. The regiment and brigade dissolved so quickly that it was impossible to see what had become of them.” Captain Greene ran into the Captain of the color company – Abe’s protectors. He had with him no more than a dozen men. And they ran the color-bearer was shot dead. The next man to grab the colors fell wounded. Captains Greene and Wolf picked them up and ran “with the enemy at our heels.” The cannon of Battery Robinett drove off the Rebels, and the two captains brought in the colors.”[23][24]

The Siege of Vicksburg & the End of the War

"EAGLE  OF  THE  EIGHTH" "OLD  ABE" at the assault of the Eagle Brigade at the Seige of Vicksburg - May 22, 1863 - Art by Don Troinai

The Eighth Regiment took position before Vicksburg, at the extreme right of the investing forces, near Walnut Hills. They engaged in the assault on the 22nd, (May 22nd 1863) General Mower's brigade attempted to pass through a ravine, but the fallen men and other obstacles made the passage difficult, and the Eighth turned to the right, and under the brow of a hill reached the outer slope of the works, having lost two killed and seventeen wounded, two mortally. Al dark they withdrew, by order of General Sherman, to their former position. For gallantry displayed in this action the regiment was highly complimented by their commanding general.”[25]

Walter reenlisted February 26th, 1864 as a Volunteer at Black River Bridge, Mississippi.[16] A couple days before he was supposed to be discharged, he got into a bit of trouble. Copied with errors. “Selma Ala Aug 26th 1865 Saturday Detailed Officer of Provost Guard. had some trouble with Citizens who get drunk & quarrel with each other. Also with drunk Officers & men of the 47th Ms Infty who were making night tedious but we sent them to their Camp. I Arrested Walter Quick, of the 8" Wis Infty who we Caught living in Adultry with a Colored Man’s Wife. Guided by the Agreved husband we surprised the parties in bed, and the vituperative language of the woman to the much abused husband was only equaled by the brazen effrontery of the guilty Soldier. But the inmates of the same and adjoining Houses were equaly lost in morality without regard to color, And the fruitless endeavor of the guilty woman to hide Her paramour gives me no favorable impression of the virtue of vomen who under the clearest proof will assume all the appearance of injured innocence, and yet the woman had 5 fine children. Recd of Sergt W. R. Mathew Regt. Baker $10.05 Aug 26th [27] A few days later Walter was mustered out “Co. Muster Out Roll. Pvt. Demopolis Ala. Mustered Out Sept 5th 1865, Last paid to July 28th 1865 Bounty Paid $210.00 due $190.00. Joined on Original Organization (vet) Signed J.A. White” [16]

US Civil War Service Records for Walter Quick Co. C 8th Wisc. Inf scanned by Vonnie S. Zullo The Horse Soldier Research Service at the US National Archives

After The War

After the war Walter headed back to Dodge County and settled in Iron Ridge Wis. became a collier or “Coalburner” A collier created charcoal to use in iron furnaces and Walter probably worked for the Wisconsin Iron Company at the Iron Ridge Furnace.[28] On Nov 7th, 1866 Walter Quick a Colier (Coalburner) married Elizabeth J. Monteith in Iron Ridge, Dodge Co. Wisconsin by Thomas Potter at the Methodist Church. The Monteith’s were coopers In Iron Ridge.[29] The marriage certificate mentions the parents of Walter were “David and Jamima Quick” and Elizabeth, “Robert and Mary Monteith” [30]

In 1870 Walter was living in Theresa Township Dodge Co. 1870 and soon after, Cambellsport, Eden, and Ashford Fond Du Lac Co. Wisconsin and was still employed as a coal burner till 1880.[31][32][33] By 1882 Walter had moved north to Shawano Co. Wi living in Fairbanks Township.[34][35] In 1890 Walter had moved to his permanent residence in the town of Aniwa, Shawano, Wisconsin.[36] Walter became a member of the GAR in Birnamwood Wisconsin and attended numerous reunions and encampments. His health also was failing and applied for disability from his actions in the War. On June 4th, 1884 in his declaration for Original invalid Pension Walter states He stated that on Jan 20th, 1863 “he was thrown from his horse while on duty, whereby he said injuries in his left foot & also in his left shoulder” Walter was completely disabled by 1888 and could not work and was dependent on the Soldiers Relief Commission and his family for support. On Oct 6th 1890 he visited a doctor “Inj. to left foot and shoulder, defective vision in left eye, heart weak and dropsical, knees. Ankle swollen, rheumatism in limbs, right hand crippled from effects and obesity” at 55 Walter was 5ft 5 inches tall and 230 lbs. and at 57 poor Walter was 5Ft ¾ inches tall and 262 lbs. His pension rates were $15 per month March 27th, 1907 $20 per month on March 15th, 1912[38]

1880; Census Place: Ashford, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; Roll: 1425; Page: 22C; Enumeration District: 031

1900; Census Place: Aniwa, Shawano, Wisconsin; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0158; FHL microfilm: 1241817
Walter made national news before his death. This article went nation-wide to multiple newspapers. "OLD SOLDIERS WERE BROTHERS - Identity Discovered While Silting Side by Side at Encampment - Had Not Seen Nor Heard of Each Other in Over Forty Years. ANTIGO, Wis., June 14. (1812) - Encampment week in Antigo was a happy event for two brothers, members of The Grand Army who met here un-expectedly after a lapse of forty years, during which period neither, had seen nor heard of the other. They are Walter Quick, of Aniwa, Wis., and Jacob Quick, of Horicon, Wis. The former was a member of Company C, Eighth Wisconsin Regiment, and his brother belonged to Company C. Twenty-ninth Wisconsin Regiment. Jacob is a wealthy farmer, while his brother has met reverses. In front of the encampment head-quarters, Mayor Hill found a seat for Walter, and next to him sat another veteran, and in a minute the two engrossed in conversation, and, like in fiction, both soon discovered they were long-lost brothers. From that moment they had enough of encampment, and arm in arm, made their way to the depot and went home."[39]

Green Bay Press Gazette, Green Bay WI, June 14th, 1912

Walter died 15 months later. "On Friday, September 19, 1913 at his recent residence in Aniwa, Mr. Walter Quick passed away at 8:21 p.m. at the age of 77 years 4 months and 11 days.

Mr. Quick was born on March 8th 1836 in Hope, Warren County, New Jersey. Before the war he moved to Eau Claire. When the first call for men to preserve the union was issued, he was a vigorous man of 25, and he promptly responded. He was a member of the 8th Wisconsin known as the Eagle Regiment which was one of the first to go. His record as a soldier was an amicable one. He served his country over four years and four months. He was the color bearer of his company, and with Old Abe screaming a defiant war cry from the top of his pole. He bravely led the courageous boys in blue to repeated victories. He tramped thousands of miles and fought in thirty-eight battles. During his long years in service he was never wounded or taken captive. He was blessed with a keen sense of humor and many a times his witty sallys would cause the discouragement boys behind him to press on and turn apparent defeat into victory. When the end of the war reached, he was given a most honorable discharge.

He returned to Wisconsin where at one point another he has spent the remainder of his life. On November 7th, 1866 at Iron Ridge, Wis., he was married to Jane Monteith. The union was a most happy one. To them were born ten children six of whom are still living. He is survived by his good wife, four brothers all of Horicon, Wis., and forty-two descendants two of which are great-grandchildren.

The funeral services took place at Aniwa Presbyterian Church, Paul St. Johnson the Pastor preaching the funeral sermon. The burial was made at the Aniwa cemetery.

Mr. Quick had lived in Aniwa for almost a score of years. He was a respected neighbor and citizen and the community feels his loss very keenly.

Shawano County Journal Oct 2nd, 1913

Walter’s family must Have been too poor for a proper tombstone at the time. On Jan 7th, 1932 he was given a proper white marble tombstone from Birnamwood American Legion Post #341.[a]

Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941. Microfilm publication M1916, 134 rolls. ARC ID: 596118,1925-1941, Prouty, James W - Ralph, Charles P, slide 2142

Walter Quick & The Famous Photo at Black River Bridge

"Old Abe" and "Color Guard" of the Eighth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Presented by William W. Bartlett of Eau Claire, WI, 1912 See Image ID: 78934

A few years ago, I was scanning family photos that belonged to my grandparents Elwood and Vera Quick and I came across a photo with “Ma & Pa Quick” written on it. It was a photo of Elwood’s grandfather, Walter Quick and his wife Jane Monteith taken in Aniwa, Wisconsin. Shortly afterwards I found Walters obituary that mentioners he was a “color bearer” in his Company. In Arthur C. Quick’s book on the Quick Family it also mentions Walter was in the Color Guard of Company C. of the Wisconsin 8th Infantry in the Civil War that carried the war eagle Old Abe. I stumbled upon a famous photo of Old Abe that I had seen before and happened to notice the soldier holding the State Flag looked like my grandfather Walter Quick.

Personal Family Photo

Arthur Craig Quick, A Genealogy of the Quick Family in America (1625-1942), 317 years, pg. 266

At this time, I did not possess a record other than Walters obituary that he was in the color guard that would connect him to the photo. I mentioned this discovery to my father who ended up persistently calling the Veterans Foundation in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, The VFW in Birnamwood, Wisconsin, The Veterans Museum in Madison, Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Historical Society looking for clues. Unfortunately, nobody had any info to share with my father and according to their records, they had no record of Walter being a member of the color guard. The Wisconsin Historical Society owned the photo and had names written on the back that was not Walter Quick. Just by quickly looking at the name I knew one was wrong because from a little bit of research they had a gentleman mentioned with the incorrect rank, so I knew at least part of the photo was inaccurate.

One of the last inquiries my father made was to George Bolm Director & Curator at the Vicksburg Old Courthouse Museum. I ended up corresponding with George about my hunch and by chance, he remembered a Dr. Kenneth E. Byrd an associate professor of Anatomy at Perdue in Indianapolis actually studying the same soldier in the photo that I thought was my grandfather and he said “At the time Facial recognition was done on the same soldier that your are asking about. Ken believes he is Burnett Demarest of Company C., 8th. Wisconsin. There is no way for the museum to determine the identities of the men from the photo that comes from our collection.”[41]

I contacted Dr. Kenneth Byrd and his initial reaction was, “I think Walter Quick definitely looks more like the 3rd soldier from the right than Burnett does”[41] Over the next few months Dr. Byrd and his facial recognition team from Perdue did testing on the photo with possible soldier candidates and came up with results in a published paper, the conclusion was “We have provided compelling evidence that the unknown soldier in the Old Abe Color Guard image is not George W. Riley as indicated on the back of the original photograph. We evaluated the relative likelihood that the unknown soldier is Burnett Demarest (1861), Burnett Demarest (1865), George Riley and Walter Quick (Old Age) using traditional and state-of-art biometric techniques. Both traditional and state-of-art biometric techniques strongly suggest that Riley is most likely not the true identity of the unknown soldier. Furthermore, we have shown that Walter Quick is more likely the unknown soldier’s true identity with a staggering 26.5% greater Face Net feature similarity than that of Riley and the unknown soldier.”[42] Dr. Byrd also shared the Demarest diary that showed Walter Quick receiving items while Dermarest was the supply officer.[b]

A New Look at Old Abe’s Color Guard Researcherscombine classic and cutting-edge techniques to reexamine the identities ofsoldiers in an iconic image By Tyler Phillips, Xukai Zou and Kenneth E. Byrdpg. 7

These stunning results were later published in a featured article in the Spring 2019 issue of Military Images Magazine and further evidence was given “Our analysis using these techniques found that Riley’s wartime portrait had a 20 percent lower facial similarity than Quick’s 1905 portrait. We concluded that the inscription naming the sixth man as George Riley is likely incorrect. Civil War researcher Scott Fink later reinforced this result. He observed that Quick and the sixth man share a similar expression produced by a facial muscle located between the eyes at the brow line known as the corrugator supercilii. Reference photos of George Riley lacked this distinctive expression, suggesting he was not the flag bearer.”[43]

A New Look at Old Abe’s Color Guard By Tyler Phillips, Kenneth E. Byrd and Xukai Zou, Military Images Magazine, Spring 2019, pgs. 60-64.

Further research also uncovered a couple of other clues that help solidify Walter being the man in the photo. In Walters pension files was a document from Marshall Cousins, president of The State Historical Society of Wisconsin; that said “Quick, Walter W.C. 770370 “C", 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Carried State Colors.”[16] Also included was a letter from A. J. Hunter who served with Walter in the same regiment.

"State of Wisconsin
County of Shawano

A.J. Hunter being sworn an oath deposes and says that he served in the War of the Rebellion in Company D, 8th Wisconsin Volunteers Infantry with Walter Quick that he knew him to be a good soldier and always at the front. He farter says that the said Walter Quick carried the State Colors and the said A.J. Hunter was a coller guard with the said Walter Quick. A. J. Hunter farther says that he has known the said Walter Quick since he came out of the army that he knows him to be a honest and industrious man that he is now a cripple no doubt but by exposure while in the army which was some 4 years.

A. J. Hunter

Sealed and Signed and Sworn to before me this 5th day of March 1888 A. C*** Notary Public
[16]{transcribed with errors]"

US Civil War Pension Files 743,080 and 770,370 - Can 60,030 - Bundle 9, scanned by Vonnie S. Zullo The Horse Soldier Research Service at the US National Archives

A. J. Hunter, Sr., brought to this office the other day a copy of the National Tribune, which contains an authentic history of Old Abe, the Wisconsin War Eagle, up to the time he was presented to the State. Mr. Hunter, and Walter Quick, formerly of Aniwa, were members of the same regiment, and with others served as color guards and marched next to the color and eagle bearers, and Mr. Hunter states that he was an eye-witness to some of the incidents mentioned by the writer of this article. We have devoted considerable space to this subject for the reason that we believe it will be of interest to every reader of the News. It is not only worth reading, but it is also worth preserving. - About “Old Abe.” The real Story of his Service and How He Entered Upon it.” [44]

Birnamwood News, Birnamwood WI, January, 16th 1918.

Walter and Jane had;

1. Jemima born about 1867 in Iron Ridge, Dodge Co. Wisconsin died after 1880 and before 1890 [45]

2. Almira born 1869 prob in Iron Ridge, Dodge Co. Wisconsin died April 15th, 1871 in Ashford, Fond Du Lac Co. Wisconsin Buried at St. Kilian Cemetery Inscription says “Daut of W & _, AE 2 Y 10 D

3. Kathryn born Sept 1871 Eden, Fond Du Lac Co. Wisconsin d Mar 25th, 1947 Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co. Wisconsin married about 1888 John Hilbert almost 20 years her senior. John was from Eden, Fond Du Lac Co. Wisconsin and by 1900 he and “Katie” were living in Aniwa, Shawano Co. Wi. and John was employed as a Saw Mill Laborer. In 1910 the family moved back to Fond du Lac and John was a farm laborer. In 1920 they were back up north living in Peck, Langlade Co. Wisconsin. At this time, Katheryn’s mother Jane, aged 73 was living with the family. Kathryn died in Milwaukee living her youngest son George. Kathyrn and John had; Ellen born about 1891, John born about 1892, Kate born about 1894, William born about 1898, Walter born about 1900, Rose born about 1903, Esther born about 1907, Anton born about 1907, and George born about 1910 [47][48][49][50]

4. Walter Jr. born January 15th, 1874 Cambellsport, Fond du Lac Co. Wisconsin died after 1940 in Wabeno, Forest Co. Wisconsin married May 28th, 1899 (1) Myrtle T Thursby married (2) April 20th, 1916 Delia Boury [51] Walter Jr, was a woodsman and a log driver who floated logs downriver around 1910 in the Menominee Indian Reservation. By 1913 He was camp foreman of the NE/NW of Section1, SW of camp 11 on the Reservation. He became camp foreman in Oma, Iron Co. Wisconsin on the border of Michigan and in 1920 and foreman in Wabeno, Forest Co. Wisconsin in 1930. Walter and Myrtle had Walter G born about 1900, Samuel born about 1902, Earl born about 1903 and an unknown Child born about 1905. From examining records Walter seems to have had one child out of wedlock with Delia Boury, Viola born about 1906. Delia was ½ Chippewa (Lac Courte Oreilles) and ½ Quebecois. Viola was listed in the US Indian Census in 1908 as Viola Rappley. [52][53][54][55][56][57]

5. Michael born March 28th, 1875 Eden, Fond du Lac Co. Wisconsin died Aug 6th, 1954 Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co. Michigan [58] married July 4th, 1897 in Shawano Co. Wisconsin Hellen Heidtke.[59] Michael worked in a sawmill and lived in Langlade Co. in 1900 and Almon, Shawano Co. in 1910. By 1920 he purchased a farm in Upham, Langlade Co. Wisconsin. By 1930 he moved to Kingsford Dickinson Co. Michigan and worked at the Ford auto plant and then became a policeman by 1940. Michael and Helen had; Minna Bertha born about 1898, Robert Ernst born about 1902, Roy Henry born about 1903, Ross born about 1905, Susan Jane born about 1911, Henry R born about 1914, and Lawrence Elvin born about 1923.[60][61][62][63][64]

6. Robert James born Jul 19th, 1876 Eden, Fond du Lac Co. Wisconsin d. Mar 16th Upham, Langlade Co. Wisconsin married June 26th, 1901 Myrtella Walker. Robert lived next to his parents in Aniwa, Shawano Co. Wisconsin in 1910 and he was employed in the sawmill. Robert moved his family a short distance to Kempster, Langlade Co. Wisconsin and purchased a farm where we farmed for the next 20 years. By 1940 Robert was a foreman in government work. Robert and Myrtella had; Alice born about 1903, Floyd born about 1905, Melda born about 1911, Verle Walter born about 1912, Merideth Electa born about 1914, Verna born about 1918, Minnie Almaron born about 1919, and Jesse born about 1923.[65][66][67][68] There was a sad obituary and story about the tragic death of their son Verle Walter. “Fall Into Well Kills Little Child - Young Aniwa Boy Meets Most Terrible Death When Head Is Crushed On Curborn Drop Of Thirty-Five Feet Is First Accident of its Kind That has ever Happened In This County - Several neighbors were soon on the scene and George Kreger went down into the well, which was about thirty-five feet deep and brought up the little fellow. Dr. Baker of Birnamwood was summoned and did everything possible to bring back the little life to no avail. The little spirit had departed, caused by the fall as he had struck several braces which had been placed there to hold the piping. Verle Walter Quick was born at Aniwa Aug 1912. Soon after, his parents moved north, the father being engaged by a lumber company near Ormsby. Last Thursday Mrs. Quick and children came down to visit her mother-in-law and also pick up some household goods which had been stored here. She expected to leave Saturday noon for Kempster, where they have purchased some land and will build a new home of their own. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church Monday at 2 P.M. conducted by Rev. M. S. Benjamin and the little form laid to rest by the side of his baby sister who died six years ago. Four boys acted as pall-bearers viz: Almon and Franklin Plisch, Jonnie Wagman and Cassius Perry. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. Besides his parents he leaves three sisters and one brother and other relatives. Relatives from away who attended the services were: Mr. and Mrs. A. Walker (grandparents), Elmer Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Wmarried Walker, and children of Polar, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Quick and Mrs. W. Quick of Mattoon, Mrs. Messerknecht, son and daughter of Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. George Quick of Rhinelander. Through the kindness of our townsmen, C. C. Vogl, G. H. Goldnick, A. W. Wincentsen and Frank Zarso, the mourners and pall-bearers were conveyed to the church and cemetery in autos. The sympathy of all is extended Mr. and Mrs. Quick and family in their sad hour. “I cannot say and would not say that he is dead—He is just away. With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand He has wandered into an unknown land. And left us dreaming however fair it needs but, he since he lingered there. Think of him still, as the same I say: He is not dead—He is just away.”[69][70]

7. Rose Jeanette born Aug 18th, 1880 in Ashford, Fond du Lac Co. Wisconsin d. May 3rd 1965 Marathon Co. Wisconsin married May 24th in 1899 in Ashford, Fond de Lac, Co. Wisconsin John Messerknect. Rose and John lived in Marathon Co. Wisconsin around the Wausau area. John worked for the Chicago and North-Western Railroad as a station agent for about 35 Years. Rose and John had; John Robert born about 1900, Irene born about 1901, George E. born about 1903, Dorothy born about 1907, Arthur Rudolph born about 1909, Harold Alfred born about 1919, Mary Leona born about 1921, and Grace born about 1925.[71][72][73]

8. George Henry born July 20th 1882 Whitcomb, Shawano Co. Wisconsin died June 11th 1961 in Antigo, Langlade Co. Wisconsin married Jan 24th 1904 by Rev. Hansen in Aniwa, Shawano Co. Wis. Bertha A Rehwinkel. George worked for the Railroad in Aniwa in his early years after his marriage to Bertha, he became a tenant Farmer around 1910 in Harrison, Marathon Co. Wis. In 1913 George had become a laborer in the forest industry and lived in Goodman, Marinette Co. Wisconsin in 1913 and Rhinelander, Oneida Co. Wisconsin in 1914. By 1917 George had moved to Upham, (Kemspter) Langlade Co. Wisconsin and had mortgaged a farm next to his older brother Robert. “Upham Township 33, This school district was organized June 22, 1917, by detaching parts of District No. 1, consisting of sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 34 and 35, all in Township 33 North of Range 10 East, from District No. 1. The first district school meeting was held at the old Turner school house on the evening of July 2, 1917. C.H. Turner in accordance with a request from the town board notified Robert Quick, Frank Long, Minnie Tucker, John Tucker, Mrs. John Tucker, Helene Kasper, Louis Learman, M. Quick, George Quick, Bertha Quick, S.U. Tucker, Warren McDonald and Mr. and Mrs. John Simmons of the proposed meeting. Accordingly Mrs. Robert Quick, Louis Learman and George Quick were elected Clerk, Treasurer and Director of the school district. The 1922-23 school officials were: August Klever, Clerk; Louis Learman, Treasurer; and C.H. Turner, Director. Miss Mabel Schultz was the 1922-23 teacher. Early teachers were Yarda Bronson, Mabel Earlinson, Roselia Armstrong, Irene Hoyt and Miss Hoffman.… from Kempster it has a good population, many of whom were early homesteaders. The early settlers who first came into this rolling country were: C.H. Turner, S.U. Tucker, Warren McDonald, Jesse Hess, Andrew Bovee, Feight Loomis, Robert Quick, Louis Learman, John Turner, George Quick and the Tinney family.”[74]

George had left the Kempster area by 1923 and then lived for a brief time in Kelly, Marathon Co. Wis. around 1925. In 1927 George and Bertha purchased a farm on Whitneck Road in Neehah, Winnebago Co. Wis. and he again tried his hand at farming. During the depression George moved yet again to Waupaca Co., Wis and worked in a sawmill. George was back in Aniwa, Shawano Co. Wis. by 1942 till hid death. George’s Obituary is as follows “NEENAH - George H. Quick, 78, a former Neenah resident, was buried today following services at his home in Antigo where he had resided the past 12 years following his retirement. He was born July 20, 1882, at Split Rock, Wis, and was a woodsman, residing in Aniwa, Rhinelander, Neenah, and Kempster. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors are his wife, Bertha; six daughters. Mmes. Val Wojcik and Merlin Steffenson, both of Neenah; Mrs. Earl Anschultz, Chicago; Mrs. Frank Ludholz, Deerbrook; Mrs. Lester Westfahl, Appleton, and Mrs. Gordon DeWert, Kimberly; seven sons, Lester and Edward, both of Neenah; Morris and Herbert, both of Menasha , Michael of Chicago. And Donald of Hammond, Ind.; and E.lwood of Black River Falls; a sister. Mrs. Rose Messerknecht of Kelley, Wis., and a brother Robert of Deerbrook.” [75][76][77][78][62]

Bertha Rehwinkel George’s wife was born Dec 21st, 1886 in Germany and arrived in the US through Baltimore with her mother when she was two years of age. Her father supposedly came a year later. Her parents were Hermann Rehwinkel b. May 11th 1859 in Kreis Arnswalde, Germany and Auguste Manthei born May 26th, 1858 in Libbehn, Germany. Hermann and Bertha lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin until 1899 and moved to Harrison, Marathon Co. Wisconsin only a couple miles from Aniwa on the Shawano-Marathon County Line. Herman farmed 120 acres in Township 9 until 1920 and became ill. He is listed living in the Marathon Insane Asylum from 1930 to his death in May of 1940. Betha had six sisters and one brother. Bertha d. May 21st, 1980 in Neenah, Winnebago Co. Wisconsin Berthas Obituary is as follows, “Mrs. Bertha Quick Neenah Mrs. Bertha Quick, 93, a resident of Family Heritage Home, died Wednesday. She was born Dec. 21, 1886, in Germany, and had lived in Neenah many years. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Pearl Lodkolz, Deerbrook, Mrs. Betty Wojcik, Menasha, Mrs. Florence Anschultz and Mr. Lester (Alice) Westfahl, both of Appleton, Mrs. Joe(Eunice) Frank, Kaukauna and Mrs. Gordon (Fern) DeWeert of Parrish; five sons, Ellwood, Black River Falls, Morris and Herbert, both of Menasha, Edward, Neenah and Donald, Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Fryer, Antigo and Mrs. George (Frieda) Mackey, Cesario, Ill.; one brother, Frank Rywinkel Olson Bly of King; 36 grandchildren, 82 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, George, preceded her in death. Services will be held at the Soman and Strasser Funeral Home, Antigo, at 2 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday”[79][80][81[82]

George and Bertha Quick's obituaries

George and Bertha had;[70][79][83]

1. Michael Berl born September 5th, 1904 Aniwa, Shawano Co. Wisconsin died March 1979 Riverdale, Cook Co. Il. married Vera M Barry about 1930. Michael was an electrician in a paper mill in Neenah, Winnebago Co. Wisconsin in 1930. In 1932 he was living in Appleton, Wisconsin working as a printers assistant. Mike and Vera had; Jurome born about 1930, Yvonne born about 1936, and David Delano born about 1940.[83][84]

2. Rose Bernice born June 20th, 1906 Aniwa, Shawano Co. Wisconsin died April 17th 1908 Aniwa, Shawano Co. Wisconsin.[83][85]

3. Pearl Jane born on February 6th, 1908 Aniwa, Shawano Co. Wisconsin died April 26th, 1998 Antigo, Langlade Co. Wisconsin married Franklin Lodholz. Franklin was a construction laborer and the family lived in Deerbrook, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin for many years. Pearl is buried in Kempster cemetery in Kempster, Langlade Co. Wisconsin.[86] Pearl and Frank had: Louraine born about 1929, Frank Jr., born about 1931, Bernard R born about 1934, and Lonnie born about 1935.[83][67]

4. Bessie (Betty) Josephine born Aug 19th, 1909 Aniwa, Shawano Co. Wisconsin died May 1998 Menasha, Winnebago Co. Wisconsin married about 1936 Valentine Wojcik. In 1940 Valentine a chef, and Bessie a waitress was living in Neenah, Winnebago Co. Wisconsin. Bessie’s sister Florence was living with them and she is listed working as a waitress and bill collector. Bessie and Val had; Val Alfred born about 1930 and Betty born about 1935.[83][87]

5. Florence Bertha born Mar 27th, 1911 Hogarty, Marathon Co. Wisconsin died May 4th, 1987 Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin married Earl Anschutz. Earl died in 1970 and Florence lived in Appleton, Died in Calumet Co. and was buried in Brookfield, Waukesha Co. Wisconsin Florence and Bertha did not have any known children.[83][88]

6. Lester Henry b. Mar 3rd, 1913 Goodman, Marinette Co. Wis. d. June 20th 1977 Neenah, Winnebago Co. Wis. m. Edna M Funk. Lester was a Private 1st Class Company A 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Second Marines in World War II He served from Feb 16th 1942 to June 17th 1945 The 2nd Pioneer was changed to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion and fought in Campaigns on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa.[89] Lester’s Obituary is as follows “Lester H. Quick NEENAH - Lester H. Quick, 64, of 1550 Harrison Road, died Monday morning. He had been in ill health for three years. A Neenah resident most of his life, he was born in Goodman March 3 1913. He was a veteran of World War II and had been an employee of Allis-Chalmers Company, Appleton, until retiring in 1971. Surviving are the widow, Edna M. Quick; three daughters, Mrs. John (Donna) Morth of Menasha, Rochelle Quick of Neenah and Denise Quick of Appleton; . four sons, Lester R. Quick of Menasha, Terrence of Oshkosh, Clayton and Jeffrey, both of Neenah; his mother, Mrs. Bertha Quick, Birnamwood; six sisters, Betty Wojcik and Eunice Steffenson, both of Neenah, Alice Westphal and Florence Anschultz, both of Appleton, Fern DeWeert of Kimberly and Pearl Lodholz of Deerbrook; six brothers. Mike and Don, both of Chicago, Morris and Edward, both of Neenah, Elwood of Black River Falls and Herb of Wild Rose, and 16 grandchildren. Services will be held at the Westgor Funeral Home at 11a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Max E. Deal officiating. Visitation at the funeral home will be from 6 to 9 p.m. this evening. A memorial fund has been established” Lester and Edna had: Donna born about 1935, Jeffrey, Clayton, Terrance, Lester R., Denise, and Rochelle.[83]

7. Elwood Ervin b. Dec 6th, 1915 Rhinelander, Oneida Co. Wisconsin died Nov 18th, 1994 Black River Falls, Wisconsin married Sept 7th, 1940 in Waukon, Iowa Vera Elaine Negard.[91] Elwood had moved to Black River Falls in the late ’30s to work in the CCC Camp in the Township of Irving, 8 Miles SW of Black River Falls. In late 1940 he went to work for the Sanderson & Porter to help construct the Elwood Ordnance Plant in Elwood, Illinois where he apprenticed as an electrician and motor repair specialist. He eventually became a lead electrician and worked with GE engineers from Syracuse New York.[92]

On Jun 26th, 1943 Elwood enlisted in the U.S. Army and joined the 1055th Engineers as a specialist and landed in Normandy on D-day. His unit cleared mines, removed debris, fixed bridges, restored power, fixed locomotives, locks, ports, etc. in Normandy during the war and Elwood’s specialty was Electric Motors and power. After the War Elwood moved back to Black River Falls and started Quick Electric Company. Quick Electric did electric motor repair and did electrical wiring for most of the large commercial buildings in the Jackson County area, from the ’50s to the early 90’s. Elwood and Vera had one son Jonathan Craig born abt. 1946. This is the line of the author.[83][92][93]

Iowa Department of Public Health; Des Moines, Iowa; Series Title: Iowa Marriage Records, 1923–1937; Record Type: Microfilm Records, 1940, Adair County Thru Cerro-Gordo County, slide 778

8. Eunice Ethel born May 5th, 1917 Upham, Langlade Co. Wisconsin d. Feb 20th, 2017 Neenah, Winnebago Co. Wisconsin m. June 9th, 1937 (1) Merlin Steffensen (2) May 8th 1978 Joseph M. Frank. Eunice’s obituary is as follows “Eunice Ethel Eunice E. Frank, 99, Neenah, died Monday, February 20, 2017, at Emerald Ridge Assisted Living, Neenah. She was born on May 5, 1917, in the Upham Township, WI, daughter of George and Bertha Quick. Eunice was employed with Badger Globe for 4 years, during World War II. She married Merlin Steffensen on June 9, 1937, and he preceded her in death on October 30, 1974. Eunice then married Joseph Frank on May 8, 1979, and he preceded her in death in 1992. She enjoyed bus trips to the casino, and was a wonderful baker. Eunice was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Parish, Neenah. Eunice is survived by her daughter: Roberta (Jack) Konetzke; son: Mark (Mary) Steffensen; daughter-in-law: Myra Steffensen; step-children: Lyn (Tim) Thompson, Kathy Frank, and Richard Frank; 5 grandchildren: Aaron, Dave, and Jeff Steffensen, and Joe and Jay Konetzke; 13 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law: Betty Quick; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Eunice was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; a son: George Steffensen; 2 grandsons: Brad Steffensen and John Konetzke Jr.; and 13 siblings. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, February 27, 2017, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 620 Division Street, Neenah, with Fr. Michael Ingold officiating. Interment will be in St. Margaret Cemetery, Neenah. Visitation will be Monday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the Mass.”[94] Eunice is buried at St. Margarets in Neenah, Wisconsin.[95] Eunice and Merlin had; George born about 1943, Mark, and Roberta.[83]

9. Morris Harvey born June 23rd, 1919 Upham, Langlade Co. Wisconsin d. Aug 11th, 1997 Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin married Verna Mathilda Funk. Morris enlisted in the U.S. Army on Mar 20th, 1942 and served until Sept 18th, 1945 and was a Corporal. Morris and Verna are buried at Saint Mary's in Menasha, Wisconsin. Morris and Verna had: Jim, William, Morris Jr., Sandra, and Lynn.[83][96]

10. Edward George born June 9th, 1921 Upham. Langlade Co. Wisconsin died June 17th, 2003 Ogdensburg, Waupaca Co. Wisconsin Married Betty Ann Klitske. George enlisted in the U.S. Army August 29th1942 as a Private and left as a Sergeant, he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery Edward and Betty had: Robert and Richard Carl.[83][97]

11. Herbert Marvin born April 6th, 1923 Kempster, Langlade Co. Wisconsin died February 26th, 2001 St Louis, Missouri. Herbert married Lorraine Giese and worked at the CCC Camp at Rib Mountain, Wausau Wisconsin. Herbert joined the U.S. Navy during WWII on Nov 16th, 1942 and was released on Nov 16th, 1945. He was assigned to the USS Hannibal an old survey ship on Aug 21st, 1944. Herbert lived in Wild Rose, Wisconsin for some time and I remember him being at my Grandfather's funeral and was the only Quick relative the author has ever met other than my father and Grandfather. Herbert and Lorraine had Linda and Judith.[83]

12. Fern Maxine born February 9th, 1925 Kelly, Marathon Co. Wisconsin died May 29th, 2009 Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co. Wisconsin. Fern married Gordon DeWeert and is buried in Summit Cemetery in Waukesha, Co. Wisconsin Fern and Gordan had: Douglas B. and Daniel.[83][98]

13. Alice Bernice born March 11th, 1927 Neenah, Winnebago Co. Wisconsin died April 24th, 2013 Neenah, Winnebago Co. Wisconsin married Lester Westfahl. Alice’s obituary is as follows “Alice, age 86, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2013. She has gone to meet her beloved husband Lester. Alice was born March 11, 1927 to George and Bertha (Raywinkle) Quick in Aniwa, Wisconsin. She married Lester Westfahl on December 23, 1944 in Neenah. Alice is survived by her son John (Patti), grandchildren Krystal (Tina Breister) and Bryan (Katy), and great-grandchild Jocelyn. She is further survived by her sister, Eunice Frank, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Lester (October 1984), her seven brothers Michael, Herbert, Edward, Donald, Elwood, Lester, and Morris, as well as her five sisters, Fern, Florence, Betty, Rosie, and Pearl. Alice lived in Greenville for the majority of her married life and was very active in her community as a member of the South Greenville Grange #225, where she was instrumental in running social gatherings including card parties. In 2005 she was awarded the Granger of the Year award for her faithful service to the organization. She loved to help others and volunteered with Meals On Wheels Association of America in her later life. She was also a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Neenah since 1944. A memorial has been established in her name. The funeral service for Alice will be Monday, April 29, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church ELCA, 200 No. Commercial St., Neenah, with Rev. Paul L. Holte officiating. Visitation will begin Monday at 9:00 a.m. until the hour of the service at the church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Neenah”[99] Alice and Lester had John born about 1955.[83]

14. Donald James b. July 9th, 1928 Neenah, Winnebago Co. Wis. d. Nov 8th, Chicago Heights, Cook Co. Illinois. M (1) Mary J Smith (2) On Oct 6th, 1973 in Hammond Lake, Indiana Frances Novasky. Donald served in the U.S. Military as a Sergeant from June 16th 1948 to May 27th, 1952 and served in Korea. Donald lived in Oshkosh as a mechanic in 1958 and in 1959 was living in Hammond, Indiana. Donald was arrested at his father George’s funeral for an outstanding warrant pertaining to a fraud case. Donald is buried in Saint James Cemetery in Sauk Village. Cook Co. Illinois. Donald and Mary had: Robin, Melody, Cori John, Stephen, Paul, and Donald Jr.[83][100]

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[1] Shawano County Journal October 2nd, 1913 Obituary of Walter Quick
[2] Wisconsin Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection, Vol 4. Page 165
[3] Arthur Craig Quick, A Genealogy of the Quick Family in America (1625-1942), 317 years, pg. 266
[4] U.S., Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861-1865, Wisconsin, H-P, pg. 128
[6] DAR A079056
[7] Office of the State Comptroller, Massachusetts soldiers and sailors of the revolutionary War Vol, 10 (Wright & Potter, Boston, 1902) pg. 889
[8] Office of the State Comptroller, New York in The Revolution (J.B. Lyon, Albany 1904) Pg. 260
[9] DAR Ohio, The Official roster of the soldiers of the American Revolution buried in the state of Ohio Vol. II (F.J. Heer, Columbus, 1929) Pgs. XII & 252
[10] Ohio Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Revolutionary Patriots Buried in Ohio pg. 543
[11] Dodge County Historical Society Scan, Dodge Co. Circuit Court, Burr Oak Oct 20th, 1854
[12] Wisconsin Historical Society; Madison, Wisconsin; Census Year: 1855; Roll: 1, Hubbard Town, Dodge, Wisconsin, slide 33
[13] 1860; Census Place: Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Roll: M653_1407; Page: 110; Family History Library Film: 805407
[14] Eau Claire Free Press July 7th, 1861
[15] The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War; Series Number: M123; Record Group Title: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs; Record Group Number: 15; Census Year: 1890, North Dakota,
Nelson, Townships 152 and 15e
[16] US Civil War Pension Files 743,080 and 770,370 - Can 60,030 - Bundle 9) (US Civil War Service Records for Walter Quick Co. C 8th Wisc. Inf scanned by Vonnie S. Zullo The Horse Soldier Research Service at the US National
[17] Archives US Civil War Carded Medical Records for Walter Quick 8th Wisc Inf.  Records Group 94, Entry 534, Stack 7102, Row 18, Compartment 13, Shelf 1 - scanned by Vonnie S. Zullo The Horse Soldier Research Service US National Archives
[18] Birnamwood News, Birnamwood, Shawano Co. Wisconsin, January 16th, 1918 “About Old Abe”
[19] Eau Clare Daily Free Press, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Aug 22nd, 1861
[20] From the Chicago Tribune copied in the Eau Clare Free Press Oct 24th, 1861
[21] Eau Claire in Civil War as transcribed from pages 114 – 122
[22] History of Crawford and Richland Counties, Wisconsin (Union, 1884 - Crawford County) Vol 1, pg. 522
[23] Peter Cozzens, The Darkest Days of the War: The Battles of Iuka and Corinth (UNC Press Books, 2017) pg. 212
[24] Correspondence of Wisconsin Volunteers, 4:123,127, Quiner Papers, WiHs; OR 17(I):203; J.H. Greene, Reminiscences, 31.
[25] William De Loss Love's Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Vol. 2 (Chicago, 1866) pg. 655
[27] Diary of William Legg Henderson, Journal 9, July 1 - September 16, 1865, University of Iowa. Pgs. 52-53
[28] 1850; Census Place: Herman, Dodge, Wisconsin; Roll: M432_996; Page: 202B; Image: 399
[29] Gazetteer and Directory of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway and Branches, the Western Union and the Sabula, Ackley & Dakota Railroads (Polk & Murphy, Detroit 1875) Pg. 161. 
[30] Wisconsin Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection, Dodge Co., Vol. 4, Pg. 165
[31] Wisconsin Historical Society; Madison, Wisconsin; Census Year:1875; Roll:2, 1875,Fond du Lac, Ashford, Slide 5
[32] 1880; Census Place: Ashford, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; Roll: 1425; Page: 22C; Enumeration District: 031
[33] Ancestry Birth Records of Walter’s Children (Many Records)
[34] U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Wisconsin, Quarne, Edwin Bernhard - Radke, Arthur William Popp, Alex - Sparacino, Paul Sander, George Henry Quick Slide 217
[35] Wisconsin Historical Society; Madison, Wisconsin; Census Year: 1885; Roll: 8, 1885, Shawano, Fairbanks Slide 3
[36] The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War; Series Number: M123; Record Group Title: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs; Record Group Number: 15; Census Year: 1890, Wisconsin, Shawano, Aniwa, Slide 1
[37] Various Articles of the Eau Claire Free Press and Telegram (Attached in Appendices)
[38] see [16] Pension Files for Walter Quick App No. 515059, Cert No. 743080, NARA Ticket F41-394402587E
[39] The Bismarck Daily Tribune - Bismarck North Dakota, Friday, June 14th, 1912
[40] Shawano County Journal Oct 2nd, 1913
[a] Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941. Microfilm publication M1916, 134 rolls. ARC ID: 596118,1925-1941, Prouty, James W - Ralph, Charles P, slide 2142
[41] Personal Correspondence and emails between Jason Quick and George, Bolm, Dr. Kenneth Byrd and others
[42] A New Look at Old Abe’s Color Guard Researchers combine classic and cutting-edge techniques to reexamine the identities of soldiers in an iconic image By Tyler Phillips, Xukai Zou, and Kenneth E. Byrd pg. 7
[b] Burnett Demarest papers, 1862-1874, UW Eau Claire McIntyre Library, OCLC Number, 25618290
[43] A New Look at Old Abe’s Color Guard By Tyler Phillips, Kenneth E. Byrd, and Xukai Zou, Military Images Magazine, Spring 2019, pgs. 60-64.
[44] Birnamwood News January 16th, 1918
[45] 1880; Census Place: Ashford, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; Roll: 1425; Page: 22C; Enumeration District: 031
[47] 1900; Census Place: Aniwa, Shawano, Wisconsin; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0158; FHL microfilm: 1241817
[48] 1910; Census Place: Ashford, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1712; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0040; FHL microfilm: 1375725
[49] 1920; Census Place: Peck, Langlade, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1993; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 121
[50] 1940; Census Place, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: m-t0627-04553; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 72-291
[51] Michigan, County Marriage Records, 1822-1940, Gogebic, 1887-1924, slide 11, pgs. 958-59.
[52] 1908; Roll: M595_240; Page: 28; Line: 6; Agency: La Pointe, Bad River, Fond Du Lac, Grand Portage, Lac Courte Oreilles, Lac Du Flambeau, Red Cliff Indians 1908-15, slide 94
[53] 1900; Census Place: Aniwa, Shawano, Wisconsin; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0158; FHL microfilm: 1241817
[54] 1910; Census Place: Menominee Indian Reservation, Shawano, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1738; Page: 38B; Enumeration District: 0163; FHL
[55] 1920; Census Place: Oma, Iron, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1988; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 102
[56] 1930; Census Place: Wabeno, Forest, Wisconsin; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0016; FHL microfilm: 2342304
[57]  Wabeno Town, Forest, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 21-19, sheet 15B, line 48, family 292, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: NARA, 2012, roll 4480
[59] Michael Quick and Hellen Heidtke, 04 Jul 1897 Shawano, Wisconsin, United States, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison; FHL microfilm 1,275,564)
[60] 1900; Census Place: Elcho, Langlade, Wisconsin; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0050; FHL microfilm: 1241796
[61] 1910; Census Place: Almon, Shawano, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1737; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0139; FHL microfilm: 1375750
[62] 1920; Census Place: Upham, Langlade, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1993; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 116
[63] 1930; Census Place: Kingsford, Dickinson, Michigan; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 0003; FHL microfilm: 2340717
[64] 1940; Census Place: Kingsford, Dickinson, Michigan; Roll: m-t0627-01746; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 22-5
[65] 1920; Census Place: Upham, Langlade, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1993; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 116
[66] 1930; Census Place: Upham, Langlade, Wisconsin; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0021; FHL microfilm: 2342314
[67] 1940; Census Place: Upham, Langlade, Wisconsin; Roll: m-t0627-04492; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 34-23
[68] 1910; Census Place: Aniwa, Shawano, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1737; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0141; FHL
[69] http://sites.rootsweborncom/~wishawa4/Untimely%20Deaths/1901-1920.htm
[70] Shawano County Journal Thurs May 6th, 1915
[71] 1910; Census Place: Weston, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1720; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 0114; FHL microfilm: 1375733
[72] 1920; Census Place: Weston, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1995; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 56
[73] 1930; Census Place: Weston, Marathon, Wisconsin; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0071
[74] Robert M. Dessureau, History of Langlade County, Antigo, Wis 1922 pgs. 254-256
[75] The Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh Wis. Jun 13th, 1961
[76] 1910; Census Place: Harrison, Marathon, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1719; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0084; FHL microfilm: 137
[77] 1930; Census Place: Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0016; FHL microfilm: 2342353 
[78] 1940; Census Place: Wittenberg, Shawano, Wisconsin; Roll: m-t0627-04525; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 58-40
[79] The Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh Wisconsin May 22nd, 1980
[80] 1900; Census Place: Harrison, Marathon, Wisconsin; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0075; FHL microfilm: 1241798
[81] Wisconsin Historical Society. Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection. Madison, WI, USA: Wisconsin Historical Society Library Archives, Vol 23, pg. 188
[82] Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007, SSN 324567831
[83] Bertha Quick’s Methodist Hymnal scans from Gina Deweert, great grand-daughter of Bertha Quick
[84] 1930; Census Place: Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0011; FHL microfilm: 23423530
[85] U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969, Congregational Records, Wisconsin, Birnamwood, St John pg. 65
[87] 1940; Census Place: Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin; Roll: m-t0627-04537; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 70-11
[89] Muster Rolls of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1798-1892. Microfilm Publication T1118, 123 rolls. ARC ID: 922159, T977 Roll 0575, 1893-1958, slide 49
[90] The Oshkosh Northwestern, Tues June 21st 1977 Lester and Edna had: Donna b abt. 1935, Jeffrey, Clayton, Terrance, Lester R., Denise and Rochelle
[91] Iowa Department of Public Health; Des Moines, Iowa; Series Title: Iowa Marriage Records, 1923–1937; Record Type: Microfilm Records, 1940, Adair County Thru Cerro-Gordo County, slide 778
[92] Personal Memoirs of Elwood Quick in Possession of Jason J Quick (Author) Grandson of Elwood Quick
[93] Unit Notes of the 1055th Engineers in Possession of Jason J Quick (Author) Grandson of Elwood Quick
[94] Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on February 24th, 2017 


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