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Name
William Finger   #7311
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Born
7 Jul 1835
Place
Bernburg, Germany
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Died
27 Jun 1893
Place
Marion, Bibb, Georgia
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  approx. age 58

Buried

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Spouse
Date
23 Jun 1867
Place
Columbus, Franklin, Ohio
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  1  Louisa Finger 16 Feb 1868
  2  Lena B. Finger abt 1869
  3  Ida Finger abt 1871
  4  William H. Finger Jul 1874
  5  Julia Finger abt 1876
  6  Josephine Finger 18 Jul 1880
  7  Cecelia Finger 7 Feb 1887

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Found him on the ship's passenger list Herzogin Von Brabant as Wilhelm Finger age 25, arriving in New York from Bremen, Germany in Nov 1861.

He joined the Union Army within one month of his arrival. After the end of the war he went back to Germany for a visit and to learn the upholstering trade from his father.

We next find him on the ship's passenger list Atalanta in 1867, returning to the U.S. It was on this voyage he met his future wife. - Civil War Pension Record, NARA

Read an interesting account of his life in his own words. It is in a letter to the Commissioner of Pensions, February 13, 1891.

Found him on the 1870 Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia census (img 57) as Wm Fingar age 32, upholsterer. Also in his household is Chas Finger age 16, painter, born Germany. Unknown how he is related.

Found him on the 1880 Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia census (dist 91 img 40) as Wm Finger age 43, upholsterer.


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