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Husband: Jacob Younkes
Died: Unknown
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Jacob Younkes:

Military: 10 October 1864–01 July 1865, Buffalo, Erie, New York; 187th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  1. National Archives and Records Administration, "Indexes to the Carded Records of Soldiers Who Served in Volunteer Organizations During the Civil War, compiled 1899 - 1927, documenting the period 1861 - 1866," digital image,, Fold3 History and Genealogy Archive ( accessed). [330], downloaded; 17 February 2015; Jacob Yunkes, Private, Company A, 187th NY Infantry; Publication M551, Record Group 94, Catalog 654530, Roll 157.
  2. William Irvine, Adjutant-General, A Record of the Commissioned Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates, of the Regiments Which Were Organized in the State of New York and Called Into the Service of the United States to Assist in Suppressing the Rebellion, Volume VI, 174th Regiment - 71st Regiment State Militia (Albany, New York: Weed, Parsons, and Company, 1866); digital images,, Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives ( accessed. [452], downloaded; 17 February 2015; Pages 224-225; Muster Roll, Captain Frederick Trankle, Company A, 187th Regiment, New York State Volunteers, Line 80, Yunkes, Jacob.
  3. New York State Adjutant General Office, Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the Year <year>: Registers of the <unit numbers>, 43 volumes (between 1893 and 1905); portable document format, New York State Military Museum, Unit History Project ( accessed. [334], downloaded; 17 February 2015; Page 907; Younkes, Jacob, also listed as Yunkes.

    YOUNKES, JACOB.--Age, 24 years. Enlisted, August 31, 1864, at Buffalo, to serve one year;mustered in as private, Co. A, October 10, 1864; mustered out with company, July 1, 1865, at Arlington Heights, Va.; also borne as Yunkes.

  4. Richard C. Brown, Erie County and the Civil War: Adventures in Western New York History, Volume XVIII (Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, 1973); portable document format, The Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, Museum Education ( accessed. [360], downloaded; 17 February 2015; 7; 187th New York Volunteer Infantry principally of German ethnicity.

    Strenuous efforts were made to raise still another Erie County regiment in the autumn of 1864. Like Wiedrich's Battery, this regiment was to be composed principally of men of German birth or parentage. At that time, however, only six companies could be raised in Erie, Chautauqua, Niagara, Wyoming, and Cattaraugus Counties. In October, these six companies were mustered into federal service as the 187th New York Infantry. The 187th arrived in Virginia in time to participate in the final campaigns of the war, which resulted in the capture of Petersburg and Richmond.

  5. National Park Service, Appomattox Court House ( accessed). [332], viewed; 17 February 2015; Order of Battle.

    History and Culture | People | Order of Battle - Appomattox Court House | Army of the Potomac

    Army of the Potomac
    Under Major General George G. Meade
    then V Army Corps
    then 1st Division under Major General Charles Griffin, Major General Joseph J. Bartlett
    then 2nd Brigade under Brigadier General Edgar M. Gregory
    then 187th New York Infantry

  6. Frederick Phisterer, compiler, New York in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1865, Third Edition (Albany, New York: J. B. Lyon Company, State Printers, 1912); portable document format, Internet Archive ( accessed. [229], downloaded; 17 February 2015; Volume 5, Pages 4075-4080; 187th Regiment of Infantry.

    One hundred and eighty-seventh Regiment of Infantry

    September 1, 1864, Col. William F. Berens received authority to recruit this regiment, with headquarters at Buffalo; it was organized at Buffalo; only nine companies were recruited, and Companies A, C, D, E, G and I were mustered in the service of the United States for one year October 8 and 13, 1864; Company B joined the regiment February 14, 1865; F in May, 1865; H November 24, 1864. The 65th Regiment of the National Guard of the State formed the nucleus and furnished a large number of men to the regiment.

    The companies were recruited principally: A at Buffalo, Tonawanda, Ashford, Great Valley, Franklinville, East Hamburg and Dunkirk; C at Ellicottsville, Ashford, Lancaster and Hinsdale; D at Great Valley, Alden, Ellicottsville, Groveland and Lockport; E at Great Valley, Hanover, Hillsdale, Alexander and Harmony; G at Bennington, Sheldon, Lockport, Ellicottsville, Java, Wilson, Royalton and Syracuse; H at Buffalo, Mansfield, Groveland, Royalton, Elmira, Pomfret and Great Valley; I at Dunkirk and New Albion; B and F in the same localities as the other companies.

    The regiment, then six companies only, Lieut.-Col. Daniel Myers, left the State October 17, 1864; it served in the 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Corps, and, under Colonel Myers, was mustered out and honorably discharged July 1, 1865, near Washington, D. C.

    During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 8 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 7 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 32 enlisted men; total, 47...

  7. New York State Military Museum ( accessed). [335], accessed; 17 February 2015; Unit History Project.

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