Civil War Pension Application
Alexander B. Quenett

State of Wisconsin

Pension Type:  Widow
Application No.: 112,776  (filed - 17 Oct 1865)
Certificate No.: 115,812    (issued - 1 Jul 1868)

Pension Type:  Minor Child
Application No.: 192,623  (filed - 27 Dec 1870)
Certificate No.: 148,517    (issued - 7 Mar 1871)

WIDOW'S DECLARATION--dated 19 September 1865, La Crosse Co., WI:  (transcribed as written)
State of Wisconsin
County of
La Crosse
     On this 19th day of September A. D. 1865, personally appeared before me, Judge of the Circuit Court in and for the County and State aforesaid, Clarinda Quenett, a resident of Houston in the County of Houston in the State of Minnesota aged 29 years, who, being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provisions made by the act of Congress approved July 14, 1862, granting pensions; That she is the widow of Alexander B. Quenett, who was a Private in Company A commanded by Reuben B. Wood in the 53 Regiment of Wisconsin Infantry Vol. mustered into the service of the United States from the State of Wisconsin in the War of 1861, and who died (or was killed) at Camp Randall, Madison Wisconsin on the 24th of March 1865, as this deponent verily believes.  She further declares that she was lawfully married to the said Alexander B. Quenett at Hornellsville in the State of  New York  by {unreadable} Finch a Justice of the Peace on the 1st day of December 1850; that her husband, the aforesaid
{name not inserted} died on the day above mentioned, as she verily believes, and she remained his faithful wife until his decease.  She further declares that she has remained his widow ever since the death of her said husband Alexander B Quenett as will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereto annexed.  The personal description.
     She further declares that she had, by said husband, six children now living, under the age of sixteen years, named, aged, and residing as follows:  Elizabeth Elenor, 13 years, living in Houston, Houston Co. Minnesota, Maria Isabel, 11 years old, residing with claimant, Wm Henry, 8 years old, residing with claimant, Charles Francis, 6 years old, residing with claimant, George Berazeal, 3 years old, residing with claimant, Mary Jane, 1 years, residing with claimant.
     And that she has not, in any manner, been engaged in, or aided or abetted, the Rebellion in the United States, and that her maiden name was Clarinda Galutia and I hereby appoint DARIUS FORBES, General Claim Agent of the United States Sanitary Commission, or his successor in office, of Washington D.C., my lawful attorney, to procure for me the Pension mentioned in the above application, and to receive and receipt for any certificate which may issue in my favor in connection with the same, hereby ratifying and confirming whatever my said attorney may do in the premises.  Her post office address is Loretta Houston Co. Minnesota.
                                                                                                
{ Clarinda Quenett }
                                                                                                (signature of claimant)
      Also personally appeared Charles Smith and Jacob Galutia Jr. residents of Houston County of Houston and State of Minnesota persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw Clarinda Quenett sign her name (or make her mark) to the foregoing declaration; and that they further swear that they have know the parties above described to have lived together as husband and wife for eighteen years previous to and up to the time of deceased going into the aforesaid service of the United States, and they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the applicant, and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person that she represents herself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
                                                                                                
{ Charles Smith }     Witness.
                                                                                                
{ Jacob Galutia Jr.}  Witness.
     Sworn to and subscribed, by both applicant and witnesses, before me, this 19th day of September A.D. 1865; and I hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
                                                                                                 { Saml. S. Burton }  County Judge
                                                                                                 (signature of judge or other officer)

DEPOSITION OF JACOB GALUTIA--
dated 19 September 1865, La Cross Co., WI:  (transcribed as written)
State of Wisconsin
County of La Crosse
     Jacob Galutia being duly sworn says that he resides in the town of Houston County of Houston and State of Minnesota. That his age is seventy three years and upwards.  That he was well acquainted with Alexander B. Quenett in his lifetime who was a private in Company A, 53 Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers and knew him at least eighteen years prior to his death which occurred at Camp Randall in the City of Madison in the state of Wisconsin on the 24th day of March 1865.  That he is also well acquainted with Clarinda Quenett the wife of said Alexander B. Quenett who is a daughter of this deponent.  Deponent further says that he was present and saw the said Alexander B. Quenett and the said Clarinda Quenett when maiden name was Clarinda Galutia married.  That the marriage of said parties was solemnized at the residence of the deponent in the town of Hornellsville, Steuben County in the state of New York on the 1st day of December 1850 by one Finch who at the time was an acting Justice of the Peace of said town of Hornellsville. Deponent further says that there is no church or other public record of said marriage and no certificate of said marriage in existence.  Deponent further says that he is informed and believes that said Finch the Justice who officiated at said marriage is dead. That said Clarinda Quenett is now the widow of said Alexander B. Quenett she never having married since the death of her said husband & that he has no interest direct or indirect in the result of the claim of said Clarinda Quenett for pension.
                                                                                                    
{ Jacob Galutia }
                                                                                                  (signature of deponent)

DEPOSITION OF JACOB GALUTIA JR.--dated 23 October 1865, La Crosse Co., WI:  (transcribed as written)
State of Wisconsin
County of La Crosse
     Jacob Galutia Jr. being duly sworn says that he resides in the town of Houston County of Houston and State of Minnesota - that he was well acquainted with Alexander B. Quenett in his lifetime who was a private in Company A, 53rd Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers, and knew him for eighteen years and upwards prior to his death which took place at Camp Randall in the City of Madison State of Wisconsin on the 24th of March 1865.  - That he is also acquainted with Clarinda Quenett the widow of said Alexander B. Quenett & who is a sister of this deponent.  Deponent further says that he was present and saw the said Alexander B. Quenett and Clarinda Quenett, when maiden name was Clarinda Galutia, married. - That the marriage of said parties was performed at the place of residence of Jacob Galutia the father of the deponent and said Clarinda in the town of Hornellsville, Steuben County in the state of New York by one Finch on the 1st day of December 1850 who was then an acting Justice of the Peace in said town of Hornellsville.  Deponent further says that there is no church or other public account or certificate of said marriage in existence and that the application of said marriage cannot be had for the reason that the said Finch who performed the same has departed this life as this affiant is informed and believes. - That he has no interest direct or indirect in the result of the claim of Clarinda Quenett for pension.
                                                                                                   
{ Jacob Galutia Jr. }
                                                                                                 (signature of deponent)

MEMORANDUM FROM THE ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE
--dated 7 November 1865:  (transcribed as written)
                                                                             Adjutant General's Office,
                                                                                           Washington D.C.
                                                                                            November 7th, 1865
Sir,
     I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 112,776 and to return it herewith with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.
     It appears from the Rolls on file in the Office, that Alexander Quennett was enrolled on the 7th day of March, 1865, at La Crosse in Co. A, 53d Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers to serve one year and mustered into service as a Private on the 7th day of March 1865, at La Crosse, in Co. A, 53d Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers to serve one year.  On the Muster in Roll of Co. A of that Regiment Dated March 30th 1865, he is reported "Died March 25th 1865,"  Date, Place and Cause of Death not stated.
     I am, Sir, very respectfully Your obedient servant,
                                                                     { Sam. Breck }
                                                                        Assistant Adjutant General.
     The Commissioner of Pensions,
                        Washington D.C. 

MEMORANDUM FROM THE SURGEON GENERAL'S OFFICE--dated 18 January 1866:  (transcribed as written)
                                                                             Surgeon General's Office,
                                                                                   Record and Pension Bureau.
                                                                                   Washington D.C. Jany. 18th, 1866
Sir,
     I have the honor to return herewith application for Pension, No. 112,776 with such information as is furnished by the records of this Office, Private Alexander Quinett, Co. not rep 53d Regiment Wis. V., is reported to this Office by A. A. Surgeon W. A. Greenleaf as having died Mch 25th, 1865, at Camp Randall Madison Wis. of Pneumonia.
                                               Very respectfully,
                                                   Your obedient servant,
   By Order of the Surgeon General:
                                                                     { J. J. Woodward }
                                                                             U. S. Army..
     The Commissioner of Pensions,
                        Washington D.C. 

DEPOSITION OF BETSEY GALUSHA
--dated 24 December 1867, Houston County, MN:  (transcribed as written)
State of Minnesota
County of Houston
     On this 24 day of December A.D. 1867 came personally before me a Justice of the Peace in and for this County and State aforesaid Betsey Gallutia a resident of Houston in the County of Houston and State of Minnesota who being by me first duly sworn says that she is well acquainted with Clarinda Quenett widow of Alexander B. Quenett deceased late a private in Company "G" in the 51st Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers and that she was also well acquainted with said soldier in his lifetime.  Deponent further says that she was present and assisted the birth of Elizabeth Elener and Maria Isabell two of the minor children of said Alexander B. Quenett and Clarinda Quenett and that she knows of her own knowledge that Elizabeth Elenor was born on the eighth day of April 1852 at Hornellsville Steuben Co. in the state of New York, and that said Maria Isabell was born on the 4th day of June 1854 at Scio Allegany Co., New York.  Deponent further says that a Dr. Belding was present at the birth of said Elizabeth Elenor, and that Dr. Early was present at the birth of Maria Isabell, but she is informed and believes that both of these doctors are dead and she believes that there was no record ever made of the births of said children as they were never baptized.  And deponent further says that said Clarinda Quenett still remains the widow of said Alexander B. Quenett and that she continues to care for and support for all of the children for which she claims Increase of Pension, to wit:  Elizabeth Elenor, Maria Isabell, William Henry, Charles Francis, George Birzel and Mary Jane.  And deponent further says that she has no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of the claim of said Clarinda Quenett for pension. 
                                                                                                
{ X }   Her Mark         
                                                                                               (signature of deponent)
                                                                                                
{ H. Todd }           Witness.
                                                                                                
{ E. Fitzgerald }     Witness.

DEPOSITION OF ELENOR FITZGERALD
--dated 24 December 1867, Houston Co., MN:   (transcribed as written)
State of Minnesota
County of Houston
     On this 24 day of December A.D. 1867 came personally before me a Justice of the Peace in and for this County and State aforesaid E____ Fitzgerald a resident of the County of Houston and State of Minnesota, who being by me first duly sworn deposes and says that she is acquainted with Clarinda Quenett widow of Alexander B. Quenett deceased late a private in Company "G" in the 51st Regiment of Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers, and was also well acquainted with said soldier in his lifetime.  Deponent further says that she was present and assisted at the birth of George Burzel, one of the minor children of said parties and that she knows of her own knowledge by being so present that said George Burzel was born on the 5th day of August 1860 and deponent further says that she has no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of the claim of Clarinda Quenett for pension. 
                                                                                                 
{ E. Fitzgerald }       
                                                                                               (signature of deponent)
                                                                                                
{ H. Todd }           Witness.

DEPOSITION OF LUCY TODD --dated 24 December 1867, Houston Co., MN:  (transcribed as written)
State of Minnesota
County of Houston
     On this 24 day of December A.D. 1867 came personally before me a Justice of the Peace in and for this County and State aforesaid Lucy Todd a resident of the County of Houston and State of Minnesota, who being by me first duly sworn deposes and says that she is well acquainted with Clarinda Quenett widow of Alexander B. Quenett deceased, late a Private in Company "G" in the 51st Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers, and was also well acquainted with said soldier in his lifetime.  Deponent further says that she was present and assisted at the birth of Mary Jane one of the minor children of said parties and that she knows of her own knowledge by being so present that said Mary Jane was born on the 7th day of October 1864.  Deponent further says that Clarinda Quenett still remains the widow of said Alexander B. Quenett and that she continues to support all the children for whom she claims an increase of pension, to wit; Elizabeth Elenor, Maria Isabell, William Henry, Charles Francis, George Burzel, and Mary Jane, and that she has no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of the claim of said Clarinda Quenett for pension. 
                                                                                                    
{ Lucy Todd }       
                                                                                                 (signature of deponent)
                                                                                                   
{ E. Fitzgerald }   Witness.
                                                                                                   
{ S. Smith }          Witness.

DEPOSITION OF SOPHIA BAILEY
--dated 31 December 1867, Houston Co., MN:  (transcribed as written)
State of Minnesota
County of Houston
     On this 31st day of December A.D. 1867 came personally before me a Justice of the Peace in and for this County and State aforesaid Sophia Bailey a resident of the County of Houston and State of Minnesota who being by me first duly sworn deposes and says that she is well acquainted with Clarinda Quenett widow of Alexander B. Quenett deceased late a private in Company "G" in the 51st Regiment of Wisconsin Vols., and was also well acquainted with said soldier in his lifetime.  Deponent further says that she was present and assisted at the birth of Mary Jane one of the minor children of said parties and that she knows of her own knowledge by being so present that said Mary Jane was born on the 7th day of August 1864, and that said Clarinda Quenett continues the widow of said Alexander B. Quenett, and continues to support all the children for whom she claims increase of pension, to wit; Elizabeth Elener, Maria Isabell, William Henry, Charles Francis, George Burzel, and Mary Jane, deponent further says that she has no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of the claim of said Clarinda Quenett for pension.
                                                                                                    
{ Sophia Bailey }       
                                                                                                  (signature of deponent)
                                                                                                    
{ B. B. Groff }        Witness.
                                                                                                    
{ Ann E. Groff }      Witness.

DEPOSITION OF SOPHIA SMITH
--dated 21 February 1868, Houston Co., MN:  (transcribed as written)
State of Minnesota
County of Houston
     On this 21st day of February A.D. 1868, came personally before me a Justice of the Peace in and for this County and State aforesaid Sophia Smith a resident of the County of Houston and State of Minnesota who being by me first duly sworn deposes and says that she is well acquainted with Clarinda Quenett widow of Alexander B. Quenett deceased, late a private in Company "G" in the 51st Regiment of Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers, and was well acquainted with said Alexander B. Quenett  in his lifetime.  Deponent further says that she was present and assisted at the birth of Charles Francis Quenett one of the children of said parties, and deponent states that said Charles Francis was born on the 6th day of February A.D. 1860.  And deponent further says that said Clarinda Quenett still remains the widow of said Alexander B. Quenett and that she has not abandoned the support of either one of the children for whom she claims increase of Pension, to wit: Elizabeth Elenor, Maria Isabelle, William Henry, Charles Francis, George Burzel and Mary Jane, nor permitted any one of them to be adopted by any other person or persons as his, her or their child. 
                                                                                                      
{ Sophia Smith }  
                                                                                                   (signature of deponent)
                                                                                                     
{ Ela???}          Witness.
                                                                                                     
{ H. Todd }      Witness.

DEPOSITION OF BETSEY GALUTIA
--dated 29 February 1868, Houston Co., MN:   (transcribed as written)
State of Minnesota
County of Houston
     On this 29th day of February 1868, came personally before me a Justice of the Peace in and for this County and State aforesaid Betsey Galutia a resident of the County of Houston and State of Minnesota who being by me first duly sworn deposes and says that she is well acquainted with Clarinda Quenett, widow of Alexander B. Quenett, late a private in Company "G" in the 51st Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers, and was also acquainted with said Alexander B. Quenett  in his lifetime.  Deponent further says that she and a lady by the name of Woodrow were present and assisted at the birth of William Henry one of the minor children of said parties, and that she knows of her own personal knowledge that said William Henry was born on the 20th day of May 1867. Deponent further  says that the said Mrs. Woodrow is now dead, and the deponent further says that there was no physician present at such birth.  And deponent further says that she has no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of the claim of said Clarinda Quenett for pension.
                                                                                                       
{ X }   Her Mark            
                                                                                                        (signature of deponent)
                                                                                                       
{ Ela???}          Witness.
                                                                                                       
{ H. Todd }      Witness.

MEMORANDUM FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR - PENSION OFFICE
--dated 28 Mar 1868:  (transcribed as written)
    
In the case of Clarinda Quenett, widow of Alexander B. Quenett, No. 112,776 the soldier is reported to have died of disease, and it must be shown , by competent testimony that the disease of which he died, was contracted in the service of the United States, and in the line of duty, See circular 9, included.
     Sophia Bailey testifies that she was at the birth of  "Mary Jane" on the 7th Aug. 1864; and Lucy Todd testifies that she was present at the birth of  "Mary Jane" on the 7th October 1864.  The same name varying dates of birth require explanation; and the correct date of birth must be shown.
                                                                                                            Respectfully Yours,
                                                                                                            { Joseph H. Barrett }, Comm.
  Mr. H. Stogdill, Esq.
             La Crosse  Wis.

DEPOSITION OF SOPHIA BAILEY--dated 20 April 1868, Houston Co., MN:  (transcribed as written)
State of Minnesota
County of Houston
     On this 20th day of April A.D. 1868 came personally before me a Justice of the Peace in and for this County and State aforesaid Sophia Bailey a resident of the County of Houston and State of Minnesota who being by me duly sworn deposes and says that if in her affidavit perceiving the date of the birth of Mary Jane Quenett, minor child of Alexander B. Quenett deceased late a private Co. "G" 51st Regt. Wisconsin Vols. and Clarinda Quenett, she stated the date of birth to be on the 7th day of August 1864, it was an unintentional error and probably occurred by the said affidavit not being correctly read to her after it was drawn as a mistaken by the authority who read it, for she recollects that she stated the month to be October and not August.  And deponent further says that true date of birth of said child was the seventh day of October 1864, and not August of that year.  And deponent further says that she has no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of the claim of Clarinda Quenett for pension. 
                                                                                                              
{ Sophia Bailey }       
                                                                                                           (signature of deponent)
                                                                                                              
{ B. B. Groff }        Witness.
                                                                                                              
{ Ann E. Groff }      Witness.

DEPOSITION OF REUBEN R. WOOD
--dated 18 June 1868, Madison Co., WI:    (transcribed as written)
State of Wisconsin
County of Madison
     On this 18th day of June A.D. 1868 came personally before me a Clerk of Circuit Court in and for this County and State aforesaid Reuben R. Wood, a resident of Beach River Falls in the County of Madison and State of Wisconsin who being by me first duly sworn deposes and says that he was Late Captain of Co. "A" in the 53rd Regt. of Wisconsin Volunteers and that he was afterward, to wit; on or about the 30th day of June 1865 transferred with his possessions to Co. "G" of the 51st Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers. That he was well acquainted with Alexander B. Quenett who was a private in said Co. A in the 53rd Regt. of Wisconsin Vols.  That while in the barracks at Madison, Wisconsin and in the line of duty as a soldier, said Alexander B. Quenett took a violent cold in consequence of which on or about the 19th day of Mar 1865, he was severely attacked with lung fever, from the effects of which he died on or about the 25th day of March 1865.  Deponent further says that he has no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of the claim of Clarinda Quenett, widow of said soldier for pension. 
                                                                                                              
{ R. R. Wood }  late Capt. Co. A, 53rd R, Wis. Vol.   
                                                                                                                 (signature of deponent)

DEPOSITION OF WILLIAM H. STOGSDILL
--dated 25 June 1868, La Crosse Co., WI:  (transcribed as written)
State of Wisconsin
County of La Crosse
     On this 25th day of June A.D. 1868 came personally before me a Notary Republic in and for this County and State aforesaid William H. Stogsdill a resident of La Crosse in the county and state aforesaid, who being by me first duly sworn deposes and says that he is the claim agent having in charge the claim, No. 112,776, of Clarinda Quenett, widow of Alexander B. Quenett deceased, late a private in Company "G" 51st Regt. Wis. Vols. for prosecution.  That he has made an earnest and persistent effort  to strictly comply with the requirements of circular No. 9 issued in this case, by proving the nature and origin of the disease of which said Alexander B. Quenett died.  That he has made inquiries of the Capt. of said Company "G" - Reuben R. Wood - and that he is informed by said Wood , that Irwin L. Jones, 1st assistant surgeon of said regiment had the care and attendance of said Quenett at the time he was taken sick.  That deponent has written to said Jones requesting him to make an affidavit setting forth the facts required in this case.  That he has received a letter from said Irwin L. Jones in which he states aw follows, to wit: "I have no means by which to refresh my memory which fails me in this within case though I presume it to be as you state."  Deponent further says that the testimony required in said circular cannot obtained for the reasons above stated and that the best evidence he can procure proving the nature and origin of this disease of which said Quenett died is the affidavit of the Captain of said Company (Reuben R. Wood) which is hereunto annexed and to which he says begs leave to refer. And deponent further says that he has no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of the claim beyond his fees for prosecuting the same. 
                                                                                                                
{ W. H. Stogsdill }    
                                                                                                             (signature of deponent)

CLAIM FOR WIDOW'S PENSION, WITH MINOR CHILDREN #115,812
--dated 1 Jul 1868:  (transcribed as written)

BRIEF in the case of Clarinda Quenett, Widow of Alexander B. Quenett. Pvt. Co. A, 53 Regt. Wis. Vols.
Resident of  Houston County and State of Minn.
Post Office Address:  Loretta, Houston Co. Minn.

DECLARATION AND IDENTIFICATION IN DUE FORM
PROOF EXHIBITED
Service - The Adjt. Genl. reports that Alexander Quenett was enrolled and mustered March 8, 1865,
               as a private in Co. A. 53d Wis. Vols. and died March 25, 1865.
Death - Surgeon Genl. report that Alexander Quenett, Co. not reported, 53d Reg. Wis. Vols. died  March 25, 1865,
              at Camp Randall, Madison, Wis. of Pneumonia.  Capt. Wood late Comd. Co. A 53 Wis.Vols. testifies that
              soldier while in Barracks at Madison Wis.& in line of duty as a soldier, took a violent cold about 19 Mch. 65
 
             was attacked with Camp fever from effects of  which he died about 25 Mch. 1865.
Marriage - Alexander B. Quenett and Clarinda Galutia Married Dec. 1, 1850. Afft. two witnesses  present at ceremony.
                   No record or certificate of Mar. & officiating Justice dead.
Names and Dates of -  Elizabeth Ellen      born   Apl. 8. 1852,   who will be 16 years old   Apl. 7 1868.
   Birth of Children        Maria Isabel           "        June 4. 1854                "                               June 3 1870.
                                        William Henry        "        May 10. 1857              "                               May 19 1873.          
                                        Charles Francis      "        Feby. 6. 1860              "                               Feby. 5 1876.
                                        George Burzeal      "         Aug. 5. 1862               "                               Aug. 4 1878.
                                        Mary Jane              "         Oct. 7. 1864                 "                               Oct. 6 1880.
Proof of Ages - Afft. witnesses present at birth filed. 
Loyalty -  Declaration
Agent, and his P.O. Address -  William H. Stogdill, La Crosse Wis.

Issue certificate for Eight dollars per month, commencing March 26, 1865, and two dollars per month additional for each of the above-named children, commencing July 25, 1866.
                                                                                                 W. G. Huntington, Examiner
     Passed July 1st, 1868.

DECLARATION FOR GUARDIANSHIP OF MINOR CHILDREN #192,623--dated 17 December 1870, Winneshiek Co., IA:  (transcribed as written)
State of Iowa
County of Winneshiek
     On this 12th day of Decr. 1870, personally appeared before me a Clerk of a Court of Record, in the County and State aforesaid Clarinda Hogarty a resident of Decorah County of Winneshiek and State of Iowa aged 34 years, who, being duly sworn makes the following declaration, as guardian of the minor children of Alexander B. Quenette deceased, in order to obtain for them the benefit of the Act of Congress approved July 14, 1862, and amended thereto.  That she is the guardian of William Henry Quenette, Charles F. Quenette, George B. Quenette and Mary Jane Quenette children of said deceased, who was a private in Company A commanded by Reuben Wood in the 53rd Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers, in the War of 1861, who died or was killed at Madison in the State of Wisconsin on or about the 24th day of March A.D. 1865 while in the service aforesaid.  That Clarinda Quenette mother of said children was married to said Alexander B. Quenette deceased at Hornellsville in the County of Steuben and State of New York by E. Finch on or about the 1st day of Decr. 1850; and that she remarried on or about the 12th day of April 1870; and that she knows of record evidence of said marriage, and that her said wards are not in the receipt of any pension under said act or any other act; and that neither she or any of his wards has been engaged in or aided or abetted the rebellion in the United States; and I hereby appoint Mark D. Flower, Aoft. Genl, of St. Paul, Minnesota, my lawful attorney, to procure for me the pension mentioned in the above application, and to receive and receipt for any certificate which may issue in my favor in connection with the same, hereby ratifying and confirming whatever my said attorney may do in the premises.  My Post Office address is Decorah Winneshiek County, State of Iowa.  And that said children pension up to the date of remarriage of the mother on her certificate.
                                                                                              
{ Clarinda Hogerty }
                                                                                               (Signature of Claimant)
     Also personally appeared before me, Michael Tibbs and Mary M. Tibbs residents of Decorah County of Winneshiek and State of  Iowa to me well known as credible persons, who being duly sworn, declare that they were present and saw said Clarinda Hogerty sign her name to the foregoing declaration;  and that they believe, from the appearance of the applicant, and their acquaintance with her that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and know that said parents of said wards were recognized as man and wife, and so reputed in the community in which they resided; and that they have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
                                                                                                 { Michael Tibbs }
                                                                                                
{ Mary M. Tibbs }
                                                                                               (Signature of Witnesses)
  Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 17th day of December 1870; and I hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim; and the foregoing declaration was read and explained to declarant and witnesses in my presence before they signed the same.
                                                                                                
{ M. P. Hathaway }
                                                                                                 (Official Signature)  Clerk Dist. Circuit

 
PENSION OF MINOR CHILDREN #148,517 Dated 7 March 1871:
William H. Quenett, Charles F. Quenett, George B. Quenett and Mary J. Quenett
, Children of Alexander B. Quenett                     Rank: Private, Company: A 53, Regiment: Wis. Vols.
Residence of guardian:  Winneshiek County, and State of Iowa.
Post Office:  Decorah  Winneshiek Co. Iowa.
Attorney:  Mark D. Flower, St. Paul Minn..
Fee:  $  Adjt. Genl. of State.
No contract and material evidence filed since July 8, 1870.
Rate of Pension: $8.00 per month, commencing April 13, 1870, the date of the Widows remarriage, and two dollars per month additional to each, as follows:
 William Henry      born,     May 20, 1857     Commencing  April 13, 1870
                               Sixteen,  May 19, 1873
 Charles Francis    born,     Feb 6, 1860        Commencing  April 13, 1870
                               Sixteen,  Feb 5, 1876
 George Burgial    born,      Aug 5, 1862        Commencing  April 13, 1870
                               Sixteen,  Aug 4, 1878
 Mary Jane           born,      Oct 7, 1864        Commencing  April 13, 1870
                               Sixteen,  Oct 6, 1880
                            Payable to Clarinda Hogerty, Guardian.
     Payments on all former certificates covering any portion of the same time to be deducted.
Admitted, March 7, 1871.                                                     {F. A. Smith }    Examiner
                                                                                                 { JCL           }      Reviewer
                                                                                                                              Chief of Division.
DATES SHOWN BY PAPERS.
Enlistment,                      Mar 7, 1865.                 Minor's app. filed,                 Dec 27, 1870.
Muster into rank,           Mar 7, 1865.                 Guardian appointed,             Nov 28, 1870.
Discharge,                       no.                                Claim completed,                   Feb 18, 1870.
Death,                              Mar 25, 1865.               Former marriage,                    no.
Invalid app. filed,           no.                                 Death of former wife,            no.
Invalid pension paid to,  no.                              Last marriage,                        Dec 1, 1850.
Widow's app. filed,       Oct 17, 1865.                Remarriage of widow,           Apl 12, 1870.
Widow paid to,              Sept 4, 1869.

Cause of Death,            Pneumonia.                   Place of Death,                     Madison Wis.

INCIDENTAL MATTER.
Widow's claim No. 112,776 filed Oct 17, 1865, admitted to increase July 1, 1868.  Paid to Sept 4, 1869   
ALLEGATION OF GUARDIAN.
  Loyalty of Guardian,  Loyal Declaration
  Loyalty of Wards,         "           "
SUMMARY OF PROOF.
  GUARDIANSHIP.
      Letters filed from Clerk Winneshiek Co. Iowa.
  No OTHER MINORS under 16
      Shown by witnesses, widow in her original claim.
  No FORMER MARRIAGE.
  No DEATH OF FORMER WIFE.
  LAST MARRIAGE.
      The marriage of Alexander B. Quenett to Clarinda Galutia December 1, 1850 is shown by affidavit of
      two witnesses present, no record.
  DEATH, OR REMARRIAGE OF WIDOW.
      Remarried April 12, 1870  Public record.
  DATES OF BIRTH OF WARDS.
      Affidavit of persons present at births.
  No CUSTODY OF CHILDREN BY FORMER MARRIAGE.
  PROOF AS TO SERVICE.
      The Adjutant General U.S.A. reports name on rolls as Alexander Quenett also the rank, company and
      regiment, and the dates of Private Co. A 53d Wis Vols as stated on preceding page.  He also reports
      Enrolled and mustered into service Mar 4, 1865; on the muster in roll of Copor. dated March 30, 1865,
      he is. . . . .
  PROOF AS TO DEATH.
      1st.   Report of Adjutant General.                                        5th.  Testimony of Officers.
      2d.   Report of Surgeon General.                                          6th.  Testimony of Fellow Soldiers.
      3d.   Certificate of Disability.                                                7th.  Testimony of Attending Physician.
      4th.  Testimony of Army Surgeon.                                      8th.  Other Testimony.
      1st  Died March 25, 1865.
      2d  Surgeon Genl reports Alexander Quenett 53 Wis died Mar 25 1865, at Camp Randall Madison of pneumonia.
      5th  Late Capt. of Co. testifies that soldier while in Barracks at Madison Wis & in line of duty as a soldier, took a
             violent cold about 19 Mar 1865, was attacked with Camp fever, from effects of
which he died about 25th Mar 1865.