Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wordless Wednesday (Almost): Theresa Kuhn Civil War Widow’s Pension

Civil War Widow's Pension,  request for increase, 1884. 
My post for this Wordless Wednesday, Almost, is a page from the Civil War Widow’s Pension record of Theresa Kuhn, widow of Barney Kuhn, Connersville, Indiana.  There's a sad chapter of Kuhn family history in this one page dated March 10, 1884: Declaration for Increase of Pension. We learn about Barney's service, his disease and his resulting death. Then, the couple's children are listed, letting us know that two of them were living in the soldiers childrens home. These are hard times for the Kuhn family, summed up in one page.

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