Peter Weber, a native of Switzerland, was born in Berne, Feb. 17, 1833, and was a son of Peter and Annie (Weber) Weber, neither of whom are living. The maiden name of his wife, to whom he was married May 10, 1861, in Floyd Co., Ind., was Martha C. Van Alman; she was born in this Co., Sept. 10, 1843, of parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ulrick Van Alman, the former is still living, at the ripe old age of 91 years. They have had seven children, born as follows – Julius A., John P., Jacob P., Annie M., Peter C., William C. and Frederick. Comrade Weber was a farmer at the time of his enlistment when 28 years old; he was enrolled July 10, 1861, at New Albany, Ind., as a private in Co. A, 23d Ind. V.I., 17th A.C. He took active part with his Regt., in the following engagements – Ft. Henry, Ft. Doneldson, Shiloh, Siege of Corinth, Bolivar, Lagrange, Holly Springs, Oxford, Grand Gulf, Thompson Hill, Raymond, Champion Hill and Jackson; after this continuous fighting, he was wounded at the latter conflict by gunshot through right leg, had his shoulder dislocated and sprained his ankle at the same battle; the same day he was taken prisoner, was sent to Libby prison a few days, was then paroled and sent to Annapolis about one month, then to Camp Chase for three weeks, Indianapolis, about two weeks and from there was given a sick furlough, reporting to New Albany hospital at end of time where he remained until honorably discharged November, 1863, on surgeon’s certificate. Comrade Weber is a member of Sanderson Post, 191, he is a stationary engineer at Louisville, Ky., and resides in New Albany, Ind.
From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II
H.H. Hardesty, Publisher
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Copyright 2004 by Sharon Pike