Civil War pension of Francis E. Keifer

Documents of Elsie Kiefer for the Civil War pension of Francis E. Keifer.


Elsie A. Kiefer, widow of Francis E. Keifer.

 

Documents in application of the pension of Francis E. Kiefer, who died in the Civil War.

 

 

STATEMENT OF PENSION BENEFITS TO SIX MONTHS AFTER SOLDIER’S DEATH

 

Kiefer, Francis; Pension application 1
Kiefer, Francis; Pension application 1

17879
12,757

Francis Keefer
Company G. , 23 Reg’t.

AID TO VOLUNTEERS
No. 5710
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9    In full to Death
30  
39    In full to six month after death.
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Sept 17 – 63.
Secretary’s Office
May 25, 1864.
Audited and certified to the State Treasurer, in accordance with Chapters 217 and 486, Laws of 1864, payable from the War Fund.
(signed by)
Secretary of State
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CORRECT
(signed by)
Assistant State Treasurer

 

LETTER FROM E E CHAPIN IN APPLICATION FOR WAR PENSION FOR ELSIE KIEFER

 

State of Wisconsin      |
| SS.
Columbia County    |

E E Chapin being duly sworn says that he is one of the firm of Cook & Chapin. Attorney, employed by Elsie A. Kiefer to procure a pension certificate for her from the United States Government on account of the services & death of her husband who was a private in Co “G” 23d Regt Wis Vol.

This affidavit further says that, ????? ?????, of his own knowledge thus said Elsie A Kiefer did not receive a pension from the Government of the U. S. during the six months next succeeding the death of the soldier above named. That she did receive her certificate for pension on or about the 1st day of May 1864. – and that she has now, to day, received an instalment on said pension certificate for the first.
Subscribed & sworn before me this 23d day of May 1864.

E E Chapin
(signed by) John R. Wheeler, Notary Public

Kiefer, Francis; Pension application 2
Kiefer, Francis; Pension application 2

 

DECLARATION OF ELSIE KIEFER REGARDING PENSION APPLICATION

 

May 23d 1864.
The Secretary of State

Will please draw his Warrant on the State Treasurer, as provided in Chapters 117 and 435, Laws of 1864, in my favor, for account of the late Francis E Keifer, Co G, 23 Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers, who died Mch 17th 1863. And I hereby declare that neither I nor any member of the family of the deceased, received a pension from the United States Government on his account, within six months from the date of his death ; and that the family of said soldier has not directly or indirectly drawn any money from the Volunteer Aid Fund of the State, on behalf of any other Soldier.

(signed by) Elsie A. Kiefer

SIGNED IN PRESENCE OF

(signed by) A. J. Morse

Every application for extra pay on behalf of a soldier who died in the service, or within one month after his discharge, from disease contracted or wounds received while in the service, must be accompanied by the affidavit of the agent employed by the party applying, stating positively, of his own knowledge, whether a pension was received during the six months next succeeding the death of the soldier or not, and if so received, the date of the recept of the first installment or, if more convenient, by the affidavit of three  persons, as in case of a father, stating the same as required by the pension agent, which affidavits must be certified in the same manner prescribed in case of a father.

State of Wisconsin      |
| SS.
County of Dodge    |

I have read the foregoiing, am personally acquainted with and have examined the applicant under oath, and believe the statements and declarations therein set forth to be true.

(signed by) A. J. Morse
Justice of the Peace

Kiefer, Francis; Pension application 3
Kiefer, Francis; Pension application 3