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.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Pvt. John S. Heinbaugh, Co. C

John S. Heinbaugh was born in 1841 in Somerset County, PA to Jacob and Eliza (Snyder) Heinbaugh. John spent his childhood with the family in Upper Turkeyfoot Twp, PA, where his father worked as a farmer, like so many others in that locale.

In 1858 John was married to Catharine Nicola by E.K. Haines, a Justice of the Peace. The two would go on to have eight children. Catharine's brother, Simon, was also a member of Co. C 142nd PVI.

John became Pvt. Heinbaugh on Aug. 26, 1862 and was one of the fortunate ones that mustered out with his company at the end of the war, on May 29, 1865.

After the war, John and his family moved to Rockwood, PA where he was a blacksmith, before settling in Westmoreland County, PA. In 1890, John applied for an invalid pension due to "total loss of left hand that occured while coupling cars at the Buck Eye Coke Works..." This injury occurred in Stauffer, PA in July of 1888.

John S. Heinbaugh passed away on June 4, 1896 in Mt. Pleasant, PA and was laid to rest in Greenlick Cemetery, Bullskin Twp, Fayette County, PA.

A special THANK YOU to Donna D'Agostino for information about Pvt. Heinbaugh

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