31 January 2006

Florida War Veteran - Michigan Settler

Christian Shadley, the first settler of the township of Almer [Tuscola County, Michigan], died at his home in Ellington, January 5, 1892, and was buried in the Almer cemetery, aged eighty-seven years. He was a native of Switzerland and came to America in 1833; settled in Almer in 1852. He was a Mexican war veteran, in the regular service for sixteen years, also in the Florida Indian war. [MI Pioneer Collections, 1892]

A quick check of the census shows Christian Shadley, wife Elizabeth and son Joseph. Elizabeth (Betsey) is head of household in Tuscola Co., Michigan, in 1900. She was born in England in November 1826, and was the mother of one child.

Here's another veteran of the Florida Wars:

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