Bio: Decker, Henry
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Heinrich (Henry) Decker First application for Civil War Pension.
General Affidavid Regarding Pension Claim for Heinrich Decker.
State of Wisconsin, County of Clark In the matter of the Pension Claim of Heinrich Decker of Co C, 27th Regt Wis Volunteer Infty, Personally came before me a Notary Public in and for aforesaid County and State, Fredrick Buker of Warner, Clark Co, Wis and August Franz, Town of Warner, Clark Co, Wi both @ addresses Greenwood, person of lawful age, who being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case: Frederick Buker that he has known Henrich Decker intimately for 30 years. That previous to the war he has said Decker had no rupture in the right groin. That he knows of his own knowledge, that at time of enlistment Decker had a rupture of the upper abdomen, but was perfectly sound in the groins. That of his own knowledge Henrich Decker received his rupture by a fall while on the march from Sentacia to Howards Bluff and that since then he has not been a sound mind and has been disabled from manual labor more than two thirds of the time. August Franz says he has known Heinrich Decker personally and intimately twenty five years. That of his own knowledge Heinrich Decker was a perfectly sound man (with exceptions of rupture of upper abdomen) when he enlisted. That he has known him intimately since mustering out and that when he mustered out the hernia existed in the lower right groin and that it has interfered with is procuring a livelihood for himself and family and that by reason of said hernia the said Decker has been laid up a great part of the time and unable to perform manual labor. Further declare that they have no interest in said case, and are not concerned in its prosecution.
ss/ Friedrick Buker ss/ August Franz
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of December 1884, and I hereby certify that the contents of the foregoing affidavit were fully made known and explained to the affiants before swearing thereto, lthat the affiants are to me well known and are respectable and worthy of full credit, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
ss/ Geo Hubbell, Notary Public
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