Welcome to "Remembering the 142nd PVI". The purpose of this site is post pictures, information, and the final resting places of this regiment of the American Civil War. It seeks to tell a "bottom up" history, straight from the common soldiers themselves. If you have any information concerning the 142nd, please email me at bmonticue@gmail.com. Thank you and enjoy.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pvt John S. Trimpey, Co. C

John S. Trimpey was born April 4, 1841 in Upper Turkeyfoot Township, Somerset County, PA to Frederick and Catharine Trimpey, both of whom emigrated from Germany. John was one of four children and worked on the family farm.
On Aug 25 1862, John enlisted in Co. C of the 142nd PA Infantry.

The picture above, courtesy of Linda Marker, one John's family members, has been in their family for a long time. It is thought to be of Pvt. Trimpey, but no one ever wrote a name on the back. John made it safely through the war and mustered out with his unit on May 29, 1865.
In civilian life, John was a farmer like his father. He was married to Nancy Younkin and had nine children with her. In 1889, Nancy passed away and John was remarried to Isabelle Lephart, with whom he had a son.

The above picture shows Pvt. Trimpey as an older man, below is a picture of his pension record, with his 2nd wife listed as widow.

John S. Trimpey passed away on Feb 20, 1929 and now rests in the Kingwood IOOF Cemetery in Upper Turkeyfoot Twp, PA.

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