approx. age 58
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.