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Osteyee, Lewis A.


Age: 25, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 96th NY INF, 118th NY INF
Service: enl, Moriah, Pvt, Co. F, 118th NY INF, 12/18/63, tr while absent sick to Co. E, 96th NY INF, 6/12/62, pr CORP, 11/1/65, m/o 2/6/66, City Point, VA

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Birth: 1838, Burlington, VT
Death: 02/12/1916

Burial: Southview Cemetery, North Adams, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: Ostegee, Ostyee
Pension?: Yes, 7/10/1890, MA
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Southview Cemetery, North Adams, MA

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Old Resident and Veteran of Civil War Passes Away After Short Illness

Louis A. Osteyee, 77 years of age, an old and respected resident, and a veteran of the Civil war, died early this afternoon at his home, 4 Barth street, after an illness from a complication of diseases, incident to old age.

Mr. Osteyee was born at Burlington, Vt., July 4,1838, and when a young man went to Port Henry, N. Y., where on December 18, 1863, he enlisted in Company D, 96th New York volunteers, serving until the close of the war. He was honorably discharged February 6, 1866, with the rank of corporal and returned to Port Henry where he took a responsible position with the Wetherbee-Sherman Iron company. He remained there until 1885 when he came to North Adams and took a position as a machinist in the old Freeman Print works, now the Windsor Prints works, where he worked for a good many years. He also worked as a machinist at the Arnold Print works. Six years ago he retired from active work. Mr. Osteyee was a devout member of St. Francis church and the Holy Name society. He was also a member of C. D. Sanford post, G. A. R. Mr. Osteyee was known as a faithful and efficient workman and an upright citizen and was respected by all who knew him.

He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Peter Burns, Mrs. John Murray and Mrs. Fred Meerworth, all of this city, and two sons, William of this city and George of Pittsfield.

The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Francis church.

Source: North Adams Transcript, February 12, 1916.


The funeral of Louis Osteyee, whose death has been reported in the Transcript, was held at 9 o'clock this morning from St. Francis church and was largely attended by relatives and friends. High mass of requiem was sung by Rev. Michael Burns of Ogdensburg, N. Y., a grandson of the deceased. Solos were sung by Miss Theresa Curley and Edward Bunting. There were many beautiful floral tributes. A delegation from C. D. Sanford post, G. A. R., of which Mr. Osteyee was a member attended the services. Burial was in Southview cemetery. The bearers were James Durocher, James Nagle, T C. O'Connor, John P, Doyle, David Breen and John Price.

Source: North Adams Transcript, February 15, 1916.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.