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.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Pvt. Frederick Dumbauld, Co. C

Frederick Dumbauld was born on June 25, 1837 in Upper Turkeyfoot Twp, Somerset County, PA to Jonathan Cable and Elizabeth (Dull) Dumbauld. He was one of at least eight children born into this family.

Frederick joined Company C of the 142nd PVI on Aug 25, 1862 and was mustered out with his unit on May 29, 1865.

By 1870, Frederick was married to Jane McNeill. At the time of the Federal Census, the couple had an eight month old son named Harvey and Frederick was listed as a farmer. A decade later, the couple is living in the town of Milford, Davis County, KS, and has five children. Tragically, their first son, Harvey only lived to be ten months old and was buried in Pennsylvania.

Photos courtesy of Ryan Sechler

Above is a picture of Frederick Dumbauld and all his siblings. Frederick is the 2nd man from the right. Below is just him.

Frederick died on Oct. 30, 1917. According to the 1910 Federal Census, Frederick and Jane were still living in Kansas, so he may have died there. He is, however, buried in the Old Bethel Church Cemetery in Upper Turkeyfoot Twp, Somerset County, PA, the same cemetery that his ten month old son is buried in. His wife Jane stayed in Kansas, which is where she filed for a widow's pension and is buried.

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