Fablinger,  Lewis

Fablinger, Lewis

Male 1846 - 1950  (103 years)

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  • Name Fablinger, Lewis  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 11 Oct 1846  Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Mar 1950  Woodbine, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Hines Hospital
    Buried Elizabeth, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17969  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Fablinger, George,   b. 28 May 1813, Kingdom Of Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1904, Hanover, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Pope, Margaret,   b. 1817, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1891, Hanover, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1842  Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Weir, Austa (Austie),   b. Jan 1850, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Married 04 May 1876 
    Children 
     1. Fablinger, Carrie,   b. Aug 1880, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     2. Fablinger, Sadie,   b. Nov 1882, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     3. Fablinger, Raymond,   b. Jun 1888, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F7288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Oct 1846 - Frederick, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Mar 1950 - Woodbine, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elizabeth, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Lewis Fablinger - 1900 United States Federal Census
    Lewis Fablinger - 1900 United States Federal Census
    Lewis Fablinger - 1930 United States Federal Census
    Lewis Fablinger - 1930 United States Federal Census
    Lewis - Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
    Lewis - Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934

  • Notes 


    • Lewis was raised in Illinois, although, he was born in Maryland, as his parents came to Jo Daviess county when he was young. At the time that the civil war started, he tried to enlist, but was sent home, because he was too young. He tried again later when he was seventeen and was accepted in Company H 21st Illinois infantry and after re-enlisting was mustered out from the service in December 1865 from Company C of the 140th Illinois infantry. After the war, Lewis attended and graduated from the Normal School in Galena, Illinois in June 1872. After that, he taught in Illinois and California. He also was justice of the peace in Elizabeth and sold fire insurance.

      Upon his retirement, he began to raise ginseng plants, as a hobby, but it turned out to be a profitable venture. Lewis is known for being the last surviving veteran of the civil war in the state of Illinois. He was 103 years old and would have been 104 in October when he died in 1950. In the may 30, 1949, life magazine he was pictured as being one of the oldest surviving members of the civil war. At that time there were only sixty-eight left. In the census of 1860, he was listed as being fourteen. In 1889, he was living in Hanover, Illinois and in 1916 was living in Elizabeth, Illinois. There were five children in the family. They were Winifred Marie Fablinger (Bowden) (1877-1934), Carolyn May Fablinger (Parkinson) (1879-1934), Sarah Bernice Fablinger (Rogers) (1881- ), Herbert Leigh Fablinger (1886-1887) and William Raymond Fablinger (1888-1971).

  • Sources 
    1. [S175] History Of The Fablinger Family,1813-1997, Glenice A. Fablinger.

    2. [S444] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Database online. Year: 1930; Census Place: Elizabeth, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: 522; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 458.0.
      Record for Lewis Fablinger

    3. [S446] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online. Year: 1900; Census Place: Elizabeth, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: T623_310; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 34.
      Record for Lewis Fablinger

    4. [S672] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, Historical Data Systems, comp., (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Database online.
      Record for Lewis Fablinger

    5. [S673] Civil War Pension Index General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, National Archives and Records Administration, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2000;), Database online.
      Record for Lewis