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.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sgt. Jacob Phillippi, Co. C

Sgt. Jacob Phillippi of Co. C, 142nd PVI was born Nov 25, 1842 in Milford Twp, Somerset County, PA to Samuel and Mary Ann (Younkin) Phillippi. By 1860 the family had moved near Paddytown, Upper Turkeyfoot Twp where Samuel was farming.

Jacob enlisted as a private on Aug 12, 1862 and mustered out with his company, after having risen to the rank of sergeant, on May 29, 1865.

Like his father before him, Jacob was a farmer as a civilian.

Sgt. Phillippi was married twice, with his first wife, Elizabeth, passing away in 1893. After this, Jacob was married to Gertrude King.

Jacob passed away on Feb 12, 1914 and is buried in the Kingwood Lutheran Church cemetery.

Above is a picture of Sgt. Phillippi's pension record, with his 2nd wife's name listed as widow.

Above is a picture of Sgt. Phillippi's burial record

The Kingwood Lutheran church is no longer standing, but was located at the intersection of current Rte. 281, Humbert Road, and Casselman Road in Kingwood, PA. It's location is now part of the parking lot for the Kingwood Church of God and the location of the Upper Turkeyfoot Twp Honor Roll.

Grave of Sgt. Jacob Phillippi, who now rests next to his wife Elizabeth and their two infant sons, Elmer and Luther.

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