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Bev Gillihan Grandpa George Was our family character, he drank too much, told outragous tales and was a bit of a scoundral but, Everyone who knew him would agree, he was a lovable character. He was an avid hunter, traveling anywhere that promised abundant game. (See Hunting Photo in our photo section). George went to prison for stealing a wheelbarrow of cabbages. While he was in prison, his Wife, Amelia divorced him but re-married him after his release. They lived together happily until her death in 1931. After her death George re-married but when his money ran out, so did she. He spent his last years living with his Daughter, Olive's family where he died in 1941.
Sep 27, 2004 · Reply
Bev Gillihan TAFEL, ADOLPH; 27th. Penn. Infantry, Union Army, Co. F & S, Rank In; Pvt. Rank Out; 2nd Lt.

TAFEL, ADOLPH; 29th. NY. Infantry, Union Army, Co. F, Pvt.

TAFEL, ALBERT; 1st. Indiana Cavalry, Union Army, Co. A, Bugler,

TAFEL, ALBERT; 9th. Indiana Infantry, Union Army, Co. H, Pvt.

TAFEL, GUSTAVUS; 106th. Ohio Infantry, Union Army, Co. F & S, Lt. Col.

TAFEL, GUSTAVUS; 9th. Ohio Infantry, Co. A. Sergeant

TAFEL, GUSTAVUS; 9th. Reg. Ohio Infantry, Union Army, Co. A, Rank In; Sergeant, Rank Out; 2nd. Lt.

TAFEL, HENRY C; 12th. Penn. Infantry, (3 months, 1861) Union Army, Co. A, Pvt.

TAFEL, HENRY C; 62nd. Penn. Infantry, Union Army, Co. L, Rank In; 5 Sergeant, Rank Out; Pvt.

TAFEL, HUGO; 9th, Ohio Infantry, Union Army, Co. A, Pvt.

TAFEL, HUGO; 9th. Ohio Infantry, Union Army, Co. A, Cpl.

TAFEL, LEWIS H., 49th. Virginia Infantry, Confederate Army, Co. H, Rank In; Pvt. Rank Out; Sergeant
Oct 02, 2004 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Tafel, Adolp Union Infantry
27th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

Tafel, Adolph Union Infantry
29th Regiment, New York Infantry

Tafel, Albert Union Cavalry
1st Regiment, Indiana Cavalry

Tafel, Albert Union Infantry
9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry

Tafel, Gustavus Union Infantry
106th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

Tafel, Gustavus Union Infantry
9th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

Tafel, Gustavus Union Infantry
9th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

Tafel, Henry C. Union Infantry
12th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (3 months, 1861)

Tafel, Henry C. Union Infantry
62nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

Tafel, Hugo Union Infantry
9th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

Tafel, Hugo Union Infantry
9th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

Tafel, Lewis H. Confederate Infantry
49th Regiment, Virginia Infantry
Aug 11, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan TAFEL, HENRY C
PVT L 62 PA INF
DATE OF DEATH: 07/02/1863
BURIED AT: SECTION F SITE 50
GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK

HERMAN R TAFEL
PVT USA WWI
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/15/1886
DATE OF DEATH: 05/21/1969
BURIED AT: SECTION P SITE 320
ANDERSONVILLE NATIONAL HISTORICAL SITE

TAFEL, HUGO
PVT US ARMY
CIVIL WAR
DATE OF DEATH: 01/19/1862
BURIED AT: SECTION A SITE 393
MILL SPRINGS NATIONAL CEMETERY

GOD BLESS YOU ALL....REST IN PEACE
Sep 06, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Surname Given Name Age Month Day Year Certificate Number County Soundex
Tafel Edgar 12 y Sept 2 1906 27548 Manhattan
Tafel Fride 64 y Apr 21 1893 15322 Manhattan
Tafel Isaac 59 y Jun 16 1924 16422 Manhattan
Tafel Jacob 11 y Apr 12 1901 11528 Manhattan
Tafel Joel 74 y Apr 7 1900 12083 Manhattan
Tafel Lewis 77 y Oct 31 1929 21917 Kings
Tafel Rebecca 1 y Oct 20 1903 30197 Manhattan
Tafel Tina 22 y Feb 5 1902 4188 Manhattan
Sep 06, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Name: Albert Tafel
Age: 44
Estimated birth year:
Birthplace: New York
Occupation: Laborer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Mary Tafel
Father's birthplace: GER
Mother's birthplace: GER

Louis Tafel (Albert Tafel, Mary Tafel
Evansville, Vanderburgh, IN Indiana Son
George Tafel (Albert Tafel, Mary Tafel)
Evansville, Vanderburgh, IN Indiana Son
Frank Tafel (Albert Tafel, Mary Tafel)
Evansville, Vanderburgh, IN Indiana Son
Lizzie Tafel (Albert Tafel, Mary Tafel)
Evansville, Vanderburgh, IN Indiana Daughter
Sep 06, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan 1LT. CARL G. TAFEL JR.
U.S. ARMY
JEFFERSON CO. KY.
KIA
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EDWARD J. TAFEL
U.S. NAVY
ROCHESTER, NY.
SERVED ABOARD THE USS JOHN HOOD DD-655
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FREDERICK C. TAFEL JR.
U.S. ARMY
COMMUNICATIONS CHIEF
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JOHN FREDERICK TAFEL
U.S. ARMY
99TH. INFANTRY DIVISION
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LEE AIKEN TAFEL
U.S. ARMY
SERVED FROM 1942-1946 IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC
US ARMY TRANSPORT CORPS.
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ROBERT O. TAFEL
U.S. ARMY
CAPTURED AND SPENT 6 MONTHS IN GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMP.
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WILLIAM H. TAFEL
US ARMY
SERVED AS A STAFF CAR DRIVER FOR GENERAL VAN FLEET IN THE US AND OVERSEAS.
ALSO SERVED AS A TRUCK DRIVER. DROVE AMMUNITIONA TRUCKS TO THJE FRONT LINES WITH THE 97TH. CHEMICAL MORTAR BATT.
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Sep 06, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan OAK HILL CEMETERY
VANDERBURGH CO. INDIANA

Tafel Albert
Veterans Hospital, Marion, Indiana
AGE: 73-0-0
DIED: 12/29/1967
BURIED: 01/02/1968
LOCUST HILL CEMETERY

Amelia Frieda Kirves Tafel
Birth: Sep. 13, 1860, Vanderburgh County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 22, 1931, Evansville
Vanderburgh County Indiana, USA
Wife of George Tafel
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Tafel Amelia H.
409 South Denby Avenue
AGE: 69
DIED: 3-23 04/22/1950
BURIED: 04/24/1950
OAK HILL CEMETERY
Carcinoma of Liver
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Tafel Catherine
201 Harriet Street
AGE: 82-0-0
DIED: 10/10/1952
BURIED: 10/13/1952
OAK HILL CEMETERY
Urterco Sclerotic Heart Disease

Carl Henry Tafel
SON OF HENRY & OLIVE VANBIBBER TAFEL
Birth: Oct. 4, 1906, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 1967, Evansville
Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
Husband of Lulabell Walden Tafel

TAFEL, ELIZABETH
Thursday, November 15, 1962
Age: 82
WIDOW OF PETER
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TAFEL, ELIZ (MRS)
Monday, June 23, 1958
Age: 89
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Tafel Frank
AGE: 17-9-0
DIED: 12/05/1881
BURIED: 12/05/1881
OAK HILL CEMETERY
Accident in Coal Mine
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George Tafel
b. Jan. 15, 1860, Evansville, Indiana
Died; Oct. 28, 1941, Evansville, Indiana
Son of Albert & Mary Elizabeth Wolf
Married; #1. Amelia Frieda Kirves, 1879
Married; #2. Amelia Frieda Kirves,
George went to prison in 1902 for stealing a wheelbarrow of cabbages. Amelia divorced him then but re-married him later. He was in the Indiana State Prison. From all acoounts, George was a "character". After Amelia's death he re-married but the marriage didn't last long, they separated and he spent his last years in the home of his Son and daughter-in-law.
BURIED: MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY
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Gilbert G. Tafel
Birth: Jan. 1, 1913, Evansville
Vanderburgh County Indiana, USA
Death: Mar., 1983, Evansville
Vanderburgh County Indiana, USA
Son of Henry and Olive Vanbibber Tafel
HEART FAILURE
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Tafel Infant
221 Mary Street
AGE: 16 Hours
DIED: 01/13/1899
BURIED: 01/14/1899
FATHER: LOUIS TAFEL
Premature Birth
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Tafel Louis
201 Harriett Street
AGE: 73-4-12
DIED: 01/06/1932
BURIED: 01/08/1932
OAK HILL CEMETERY
Chronic Nephritis
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Tafel Louisa Draheim
Deaconess Hospital
AGE: 69-0-0
DIED: 03/22/1945
BURIED: 03/24/1945
OAK HILL CEMETERY
Widow
Generalized Carcinoma
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Tafel Louise
915 E. Indiana Street
AGE: 26-0-0
DIED: 01/10/1890
BURIED: 01/12/1890
OAK HILL CEMETERY
Married
Septic Peritonitis
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Tafel Oliver William
Ulbright Nursing Home
AGE: 73-0-0
DIED: 01/18/1957
BURIED: 01/21/1957
OAK HILL CEMETERY
Cerebral Hemorrhage
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LOCUST HILL CEMETERY

Tafel Paulette
BURIED: 11/25/1947
Baby Row 9
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TAFEL, PETER
Friday, September 15, 1961
Age: 70
WIFE: ELIZABETH
BROTHER: ALBERT
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Sep 19, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Our TAFEL family begins with Albert Tafel and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Wolf. Nothing is known about Albert and Mary's early life although we can speculate about some things.
Albert was born in Germany, May 12, 1832. He and two of his brothers immigrated to America abt. 1850 and settled in Tell City, Indiana. On October 30, 1856 he married Mary Elizabeth Wolf who was born, December 17, 1837. Albert died July 15, 1899, Evansville, Indiana. Mary died, December 15, 1916, Evansville, Indiana. He served as a Bugler in the Civil War, FIRST CAVALRY, 28TH. REGIMENT, discharged March 16, 1863, disability. He provided a sustitute in 1864.
FROM BURCH & POLK'S EVANSVILLE DIRECTORY, 1871-72, LISTS, ALBERT TAFEL, LABORER, RED: E. 5TH. AVE. BETWEEN 3RD AND 4RH. STS.
Source: Vanderburgh Co. Marriages:
Gafel, Albert
Mary Wolf
October 30, 1856

Children of Albert & Mary:

1. Louis Tafel
-b- Aug. 24, 1857 -d- Jan. 2, 1936
NOTE: 1900 CENSUS GIVES DOB AS AUG. 1858
-m- (1) Mary Pinstrup in 1884.
(2)Louisa Schick, Nov. 12, 1885
(3)Katherine Reich/Ruff in 1890. They lived in Tell City, Indiana. Katie was born, Oct. 1870, IN.
CHILDREN OF LOUIS & KATIE:
Peter Louis-
Born: Sept. 2, 1891, IN.
Albert:
Born: Oct. 10, 1894, IN.
John:
Born: Jan. 13, 1899
Died: Jan. 13, 1899
Mildred/Marie:
Born: Aug. 21, 1908, IN.

2. GEORGE TAFEL -b- June 15, 1860 -d- Oct 22, 1941 -m- May 26, 1881, Amelia Freda Kirves (parents of HENRY TAFEL)
-b- Sept. 16, 1860 -d- March 22, 1931
(Daughter of: Heinrich Gotfried Kirves & Amelia Kaiser.

3. Albert Tafel Jr.
-b- 1861 -d- July 1, 1869
BURIED: ST. MARY'S CHURCH CEMETERY

4.FRANK Tafel -b- Feb. 29, 1864 -d- Dec. 5, 1881. 17 YRS. 9 MO 16 D.
BURIED: OAK HILL CEMETERY
(never married) Killed in coal mining accident.

5. Mary Elizabeth Tafel -b- Aug. 22, 1867 -d- Jan. 8, 1941
-m- Peter Berg Aug. 7, 1883

Children of Henry & Olive:
1. Carl Tafel -b- Oct. 6, 1906 -d- July 9, 1967
-m- Lulabelle Walden

2. Gilbert Tafel -b- Jan. 1, 1913 -d- March 1983
-m- (1) Eloise Wade (2) Viola Farmer (3) Maggie Bevins (4) Velma Brackett (5) Katherine Henry

3. DOROTHY TAFEL -b- April 30, 1919 (still living)
-m- (1) Elmer Austin Gillihan (2) John Albert Nyhuise

4. Martha Tafel -b- March 21, 1922 (still living)
-m- Oct. 29, 1938 James Adcox

Grandpa GEORGE TAFEL was our family character! He drank too much, told outrageous tall tales and was a bit of a scoundrel, everyone who knew him agrees, he was a lovable character. He was an avid hunter, traveling anywhere that promised abundant game. The following is just one of many stories about our George:

One day, while walking past a local market in Evansville, George was struck by the beauty of a wheelbarrow full of cabbage sitting on the sidewalk. He walked past, turned and walked back, all the while wrestling with the demons which had taken hold of his senses. George lost the battle of wills with himself and before he knew it.....he was wheeling that precious cargo down the street toward home. He had only been home a few minutes when there was a knock at the door. Peeking out through the curtained window, George's worst fear was realized.....The police had already tracked him down. Now, we said he was a scoundral but we didn't say he was stupid and you have to give him credit for quick thinking in a dangerous situation. He had a plan! George quickly ran to his wife's closet and choosing a dress and bonnet, proceeded to change clothes. Wearing this dress, bonnet pulled down low over his face, he walked out the door, nodded his head in greeting to the policemen and walked right on down the street. I guess it didn't take the local law enforcement long to realize they'd been duped and before long, George was taken into custody. He ended up in the Indiana State Prison for that stunt. Finally fed up with her husband's foolish ways, Amelia divorced George while he was serving his sentence. When he was released his charm won her over again though and they re-married soon after.
When he got older Grandpa George mellowed. He slowed down on his drinking, bought a little farm on the outskirts of town and he and Amelia went on with their lives. When Amelia died in 1931 George was devastated. She had been a loyal and loving wife and he just couldn't adjust to life without her. Eventually he met a lady who he was fond of and she went to live with him. He began drinking again and when he drank he was difficult and his new living arrangement wasn't working out. He finally sold his farm and shared the proceeds with his new love. She stayed with him until his share of the money was gone and then she was too. With no money and no home George was forced to live with his daughter Olive's family until his death in 1941.
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SOME FACTS:
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BIRTH RECORDS, VANDERBURGH CO. INDIANA:
CHILD'S NAME-FATHERS NAME-MOTHERS M.-DATE

TAFEL, ALBERT-LOUIS-KATE RUCH-OCT. 10, 1894
TAFEL, ALMA ROSE-OLLIE-AMELIA HUDSON-SEPT. 1919
TAFEL, CARL-HENRY-OLIVE VANBIBBER-OCT. 4, 1905
TAFEL, DOROTHY A.-HENRY-OLIVE VAN BIBBER-APRIL 29, 1919
TAFEL, EDNA-OLLIE-AMELIA HUDSON-OCT. 17, 1911
TAFEL, GILBERT-HENRY-OLIVE VAN BIBBER-JAN. 1, 1915
TAFEL, HAZEL-OLLIE-AMELIA HUDSON-DEC. , 1916
TAFEL, JOHN-LOUIS----SEPT. 2, 1901
TAFEL, LOUIS-LOUIS---SEPT 2, 1891
TFEL, OLIVER-OLLIE-AMELIA WEAVER-AUG. 10, 1914
TAFEL---LOUIS-KATE RUSH-JAN. 13, 1909
TAFEL---GEORGE-AMELIA KIRVES-OCT. 28, 1902
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MARRIAGES:
LOUIS TAFEL
FATHER: ALBERT
MOTHER: MARY WOLF;
MARRIED MARY PINSTRIP(1) AGE 26, 2-27-1884
MARRIED KATE BETZ(2) AGE 28, 11-12-1885
MARRIED KATIE RUFF (3) AGE 33, 9-11-1890

MARY ELIZABETH TAFEL
FATHER: ALBERT
MOTHER: MARY
PETER BERG
MARRIED, AGE 17, 8-7-1885

MAMIE TAFEL
EARL MCCLURE
OCT. 5, 1905

OLIVER WILLIAM TAFEL
(1) GOLDIE KELLY
(2) AMELIA WEAVER
NOV. 24, 1910


GEORGE TAFEL
FATHER: ALBERT
MOTHER: MARY
MARRIED (1) AMELIA KIRVES, MAY 20, 1881
MARRIED (2) AMELIA KIRVES, JUNE 15, 1901

GOLDIE TAFEL
JOHN TEAGUE
DEC. 4, 1908

HENRY TAFEL
FATHER: GEORGE TAFEL
MOTHER; AMELIA KIRVES
OLIVE VAN BIBBER
JAN. 8, 1906
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1860 INDIANA CENSUS, VANDERBURGH CO.

ALBERT FAFEL-23-M-LABORER-NY
MARY-20-F-BAVARIA
LOUIS-3
GEORGE-1
EVEY WOLF-F-14-IN
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1880 United States Census
Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana

Albert TAFEL- Self- M- Male-W-44-NY-Laborer-GER-GER
Mary TAFEL-Wife-M-Female-W-43-GER-Keeps House-GER-GER
LouisTAFEL-Son-S-Male-W-22-IN-Varnisher-NY GER
George TAFEL-Son-S-Male-W-20-IN-Laborer-NY-GER
Frank TAFEL-Son-S-Male-W-17-IN-Laborer-NY-GER
Lizzie TAFEL-Dau-S--Female-W-13-IN-At School NY-GER

George TAFEL
Birth Year
Birthplace IN
Age 22
Occupation Machinist
Marital Status S
Race W
Head of Household John RUARK
Relation Other
Father's Birthplace GER
Mother's Birthplace GER
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1900 INDIANA FEDERAL CENSUS
INDIANA STATE PRISON, MICHIGAN CITY, LAPORTE CO.

GEORGE TOFIL (TAFEL)
BORN JAN 1848-2-DIVORCED
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1900 INDIANA CENSUS, PIGEON TWP:

LOUIS TAFEL-AUG 1858-41-IN-GER-GER-DAY LABORER
KATIE-OCT 1870-29-IN-GER-GER
PETER-SEPT 1891-8-IN-IN-IN
ALBERT-OCT 1894-5-IN-IN-IN
CHRISTINA RUCH-SL-JAN 1880-20-IN-IN-IN
FRED RUCH-BL-MAY 1881-20-IN-IN-IN

MARY TAFEL-1837-62-GER-GER-GER-5 CHILDREN-3 LIVING
EVA WOLF-SISTER-DEC 1846-53-GER-GER-GER



1920 INDIANA FEDERAL CENSUS, EVANSVILLE, IN.

GEORGE TAFEL-59-SWITCHMAN RAILROAD-IN-US-IS
AMELIA-59-IN-GER-HOLLAND

HENRY TAFEL-38-IN-IN-IN-SHIPPING CLERK
OLIVE-35-IN-US-US
CARL H.-13-IN-IN-IN
GILBERT G.-7-IN-IN-IN
DOROTHY-81/2-IN-IN-IN

LOUIS TAFEL-62-IN-GER-GER-VARNISHER FURNITURE
CATHERINE-49-IN-SWITZ-GER
ALBERT-25-IN-IN-IN
MILDRED-11-IN-IN-IN-

VANDERBURGH CO. DEATHS, 1882-1920:

LOUISA TAFEL
FEMALE, WHITE-26-JAN. 10, 1890

TAFEL-MALE-WHITE-AGE?- JAN. 13, 1899
TAFEL-FEMALE-WHITE-AGE?-OCT, 29, 1902



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SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX:

Albert TAFEL
Birth Date: 18 Oct 1894
Death Date: Dec 1967
Social Security Number: 311-05-0933
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Indiana
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Oct 27, 2005 · Reply
Bev Gillihan Adolph Tafel

Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 5/31/1861 as a Hospl Steward.
On 5/31/1861 he mustered into NY 29th Infantry
He was discharged for promotion on 9/30/1861
On 9/30/1861 he transferred into Field & Staff PA 27th Infantry
He Resigned on 9/8/1863
Promotions:
Hospital Steward 9/30/1861
2nd Lieut 11/1/1862 (As of Co. K)
Intra Regimental Company Transfers:
11/1/1862 from Field & Staff to company K
1/1/1863 from company K to company H
born in 1839
died in 1895
Buried: W Laurel Hill Cemty, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery Co,PA
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Adolph Tafel
Residence was not listed; 23 years old.
Enlisted on 5/15/1861 at New York City, NY as a Private.
On 6/4/1861 he mustered into "F" Co. NY 29th Infantry
He was transferred out on 9/14/1861
On 9/14/1861 he transferred into PA 27th Infantry
(date and method of discharge not given)
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Albert Tafel
Residence Evansville IN;
Enlisted on 11/29/1864 as a Private.
On 11/29/1864 he mustered as a substitute into "H" Co. IN 9th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 9/28/1865
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Gustavus Tafel

Residence was not listed; 30 years old.
Enlisted on 5/27/1861 as a Sergeant.
On 5/27/1861 he mustered into "A" Co. OH 9th Infantry
(date and method of discharge not given)
On 7/24/1862 he mustered into OH 106th
(date and method of discharge not given)
Promotions:
2nd Lieut 5/30/1862
Lt Col 7/24/1862
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Henry C. Tafel
Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 4/25/1861 as a Private.
On 4/25/1861 he mustered into "A" Co. PA 12th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 8/5/1861 at Harrisburg, PA
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Henry C. Tafel
Residence was not listed;
Enlisted as a Private (date unknown).
"I" Co. PA 62nd Infantry
(Buried in National Cemetary; Section F, Grave No. 53.)
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Hugo Tafel

Residence was not listed; 27 years old.
Enlisted on 4/22/1861 as a Private.
On 5/8/1861 he mustered into "A" Co. OH 9th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 5/27/1861
He also had service in:
"A" Co. OH 9th Infantry (3 yrs)
Buried: Mill Springs, KY
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Apr 21, 2007 · Reply
David Tafel My Great Grandfather - August Frederick Tafel - born Stuttgart, Germany 1850 - emigrated to USA in 1880 or'81 - married Christina ??? - 3 children, a boy who died in infancy, a girl who died of fever and another boy named after his father. August Frederick was a house painter in New York City at one time but moved to the German community in northern New York State later in life. Became naturalized there (Lowville Courthose). Gus & Christina are buried in the Naumberg, NY Union Cemetery near Lowville/Carthage/Croghan, NY.

My Grandfather - August Frederick Tafel - born Stuttgart, Germany 1880 - emigrated with his parents as a babe in arms - When he was a teen, he also moved to northern New York State where he became a papermaker (Brownville Paper Company). At 18, be joined the US Army as a private in the 7th Infantry, Company 'L'. He went overseas and saw action in the Philipines & China. Honorable Discharge 1901. Went back to Papermaking and took various jobs in the industry in the northern USA and eastern Canada. Twice married ... Margerite/'Etta' ??? (with two children Alton George and Vera May) and Anna ???. He retired in Brownville, NY and he and his wives are buried in the North Watertown Bradley Street Cemetery.

My Father - Alton George Tafel - born Watertown, NY 1906 - brought up in Watertown, married Clara Kenyon Davis there in 1927 and went to Gatineau, Quebec, Canada at the insistence of his Father to work for the Canadian International Paper Company ... which he did all his working life at places like Gatineau, Dalhousie, Trois Rivieres, & La Tuque. Alton & Clara had two children ... Patricia Joan and David John. Both Alton & Clara are buried in the (north) Pulaski, NY Cemetery.

Myself - David John Tafel - born Ottawa, Ontario 1941 - dual USA/ Cdn citizen - married Mariel Patricia Leblanc in 1965 and have had 3 children ... Jeffrey Brock, Erika Lynn Claire and Scott Andrew. Professional Engineer, Paper Industry experience, now retired (2001) living in Ottawa, Ontario.
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