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, June 13, 2011

Pvt. Levi Queer, Co. F

Private Levi Queer was born on March 31, 1840 in Brothersvalley Twp, Somerset County, PA to Jacob and Eve (Hoffman) Queer. He enlisted in Co. F of the 142nd PVI on Aug 21, 1862 in Berlin, PA and was mustered in four days later in Harrisburg, PA.

According to Co. F's 1st Sergeant, Jacob Zorn, "Levi QUEER was in Battles wounded at Fredericksburg and returned Aug 1863. was in Battle of Wilderness, Laurel Ridge, Spottsylvania, North Anna River, Petersburg, on Detached Duty as a Div Sharp Shooter and in engagements, Poplar Grove Church Peebles Raide to Bell field, Hatches Run, Dabneys Mill, Boydtown Plank road, five forks & Lees Surrender." 

Pvt. Queer wrote out a General Affidavit in 1886 for his pension, and stated that his wound on Dec 13, 1862 in Fredericksburg was a gunshot wound in the right thigh, although a 1907 Surgeon's Certificate states that the wound was to his left hip.

Levi was mustered out the service of his country on May 29, 1865 with the remainder of his company.

Levi was married twice during his life. He was married to his first wife, Lydia Lape, from 1861 until her death on Sept 21, 1873.   His second wife was Catharine Hoffman, whom he married on Jan 6, 1876. Levi also had ten children, two with Lydia and eight with Catharine.

Levi Queer passed away at his home on March 20, 1915 after a long illness that had kept him bedridden for the last six months of his life. He is buried with his wife Catharine in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Berlin, Somerset County, PA.

Information from 1st Sgt. Jacob Zorn' s Civil War Diary was taken from "A Sergeant's Story", edited by Barbara M. Croner.

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