Quartermaster Frederick William Hundhausen


Frederick W. Hundhausen from Milwaukee, became 2nd Brigade Quartermaster on January 1864, and until the consolidation of the XI and XII Corps. He was discharged on July 30, 1864, because of disability. He opened a saloon on the corner of Mason and Broadway in Milwaukee. Frederick also served as school commissioner and city treasurer. He was a founding member of the Twenty-Sixth Regiment Association. Frederick died in the hospital at the National Soldiers' Home in Milwaukee on July 14, 1878.

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Biography of Frederick William Hundhausen (von)

Early life

Frederick William Hundhausen (von) was born in Prussia, 27 August 1827 and trained as a medical doctor.

On 4 December 1855 at Marrietta, Onandoga, New York he married Sarah Angeline Hewett (born 20 May 1831).

Sarah bore him 8 children, all believed born in Milwaukee:

    unknown female
    Emma Auguste, born 16 May 1857, deceased 18 Sep 1863
    Alice Regina born 8 Nov 1858, died 26 September 1936
    Fredrick August, born 5 Aug 1860
    Frank Robert, born 4 April 1862
    Willie Hewett, born 23 June 1863
    George Herman Roxy, born 31 May 1867
    Angeline Annie, born 17 February 1969.

It is believed that the above information comes from a family bible.

Milwaukee Sentinel, article concerning 26th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Granville, Aug. 14 1862 from 26hWisconsin web site The people of Granville met on the evening of the 14th inst., to raise men and means to aid in filling the recent requisition of the President for more troops. . . . On call from the crowd, Mr Hundhausen took the stand and spoke in German....

Military History

The below information was obtain from pension records held in National Archives, Washington

23 August 1862 commissioned

25 August 1862 muster into service in the 26th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

description on muster card
eyes: grey
complexion: fair
height: 5'4"
build: medium
age: 35 years

Milwaukee Sentinel, article concerning 26th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Oct 7, 1862 from 26th Wisconsin web site.

Departure of the Twenty-Sixth Regiment ... Quartermaster - F. W. Hundhausen ...

Milwaukee Sentinel, article concerning 26th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Mar 18, 1863 from 26th Wisconsin web site.

Whereabouts of the Twenty-Sixth Regiment. - Dr. Hundhausen informs us that this Regiment is located at Stafford Court House, instead of Fairfax, as we had it in our item yesterday morning. He also assures us that the ... It gives us sincere pleasure to take by the hand so warm a patriot as Dr. H. and when he takes his leave, a week hence, for his post again, ...

Adam Muenzenberger (Company C, 26 Regiment) diary, letter #39 Stafford Court House, April 17 1863 from 26th Wisconsin web site.

"The article which you sent with Dr. Hundhausen hasn't arrived as yet".

Deposition by Hundhausen from pension records held in National Archives, Washington.

28 May 1863 Acting Assistant Quartermaster of the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division of the 11th Army Corps.

Muster July and August 1863 from pension records held in National Archives, Washington

Quartermaster, absent, detached to Brigade Headquarters, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 11 Army Corps

Muster for November and December 1863 from pension records held in National Archives, Washington.

Quartermaster, absent detached to Brigade Headquarters, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 11 Army Corps.

Deposition by Fredrick Hundhausen 15 March 1865 from pension records held in National Archives, Washington.

"On May first 1864, the day when I received the injury I was Post Qtr Matr at Bridgeport, Ala. On said first of May 1864 1 received an Order from Lt Col. Wm G LeDuc Chief Qt Matr of the 20th A.C. to report at Corps headquarters for duty without delay. It therefore became necessary for me to collect all of my Vouchers and Invoices the same day, in Order to leave Bridgeport on the morning following. To do these I went on horseback to the different Quartermasters at Bridgeport and the adjoining Camps, and then and there about 5 O'Clock P.M. on said first of May 1864 while in the performance of my official duty my horse stumbled and fell with me, causing a fracture of the left tibia and fibula and extending into said left joint. I was at once carried to my tent where I was cared for by the Post Surgeon from said first of May till July 14th 1864, when I left for home / Milwaukee, Wisc. / on sick leave, where I am now crippled."

Information from James S. Pula
Fredrick Hundhausen enlisted in the 'Sigel Regiment' on 22 August 1862, appointed a Quartermaster in the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division Eleventh Corps in January 1864 and served in that capacity until the Eleventh was disbanded in the creation of the Twentieth Corps. Served in that capacity until discharged for disability 30 July 1864.

Statement by Fredrick Th. Koerner, First Lieutenant of Company K, 26th Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers from pension records held in National Archives, Washington

describes injury from horse stumbling and falling on Fredrick Hundhausen as "compound fracture of the left tibia and fibula above the ankle joint and extending to said joint."

Honorable discharge notice from pension records held in National Archives, Washington 30 June 1864 (Claim for Invalid Pension provides date of 14 October 1864)

Photograph.

When looking over photographic collection of Jeanettre Alice (nee Schumacher) Egloff (my mother) I found a photograph of 'Dr Hundhausen'. On first glance it looks like he is wearing a business suit, but on closer scrutiny it is clear that he is wearing a uniform with an epaulette. The photo is of 'visiting card' size, badly creased across in two places above and below the image, on the back is the right hand portion of a stick-on label which reads:

....N & Co
..... h Gallery
....... a Ave.,
..... 7th Streets
..... Washington
...... TON CITY

This photographic must have been taken while he was on military duty when he passed through or was quartered in Washington.

After military service

Claim For Invalid Pension by Fredrick Hundhausen, source National Archives, Washington

dated 24 December 1864 states that he is unable to work due to injury as during the war he was thrown from horse and an ankle was broken.

Information from James S. Pula and from 26h Wisconsin web site Following the war Fredrick Hundhausen opened a saloon on the comer of Mason and Broadway in Milwaukee, served as a school commissioner and city treasurer, and was a founding member of the Twenty-Sixth Regiment Association.

Milwaukee Sentinel, article concerning 26th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Jan 11 1875 from 26th Wisconsin web site The Twenty-Sixth ... The Original Roster ... Quartermaster - F.W. Hundhausen ...

Milwaukee Sentinel, article concerning 26th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Feb. 15, 1875 a from 26th Wisconsin web site Permanent Organization of the veterans-Reunion on the Fourth of July ... Prominent Members ... Dr. Hundhausen, once quartermaster of the regiment ...

The National Home for Disabled Volunteers, near Milwaukee states that Frederick Hundhausen was admitted to the Northwestern Branch on 6 July 1878, documentation held in National Archives Records of the Wood National Cemetery indicate that First Lieutenant Frederick Hundhausen died on 14 July 1878 and is buried in Section 7, Grave 5.

Obituary of Alice Regina (nee Hundhausen) Armstrong published in 'The Wauwatosa' "She was the daughter of the late Dr Fredrick von Hundhausen, pioneer Milwaukee settler who at one time was City Treasurer"

Descendent

Alice Regina Hundhausen, the daughter of Fredrick and Sarah, born 8 Nov 1858, married John Armstrong a blacksmith and lived in Wauwatosa. Their daughter Florence May Armstrong married Arthur Schumacher. They also lived in Wauwatosa. Their daughter Jeanette Alice Schumacher married Lee G. Egloff. The Egloffs lived in Riverside, Illinois and in Wisconsin at Waukesha, North Prairie and Oxford. Jeanette and Lee had three sons; Gerald, Brian and Keith. This record was prepared by Brian Egloff, formerly of North Prairie, Wisconsin and now living at 86 Hilltop Road, Queanbeyan, New South Wales, 2620 Australia.

First Paragraph - Source Temporarily Misplaced.

Biography and Photo by Dr. Brian J. Egloff.