Vernon Kenneth Otto Beermann (Kenneth), born April 18, 1918.
Leslie Gerald Beermann (Les), born Aug. 19, 1919.
Lowell Wayne Beermann, born Oct. 21, 1924.
Maggie Cook filed a complaint of divorce on Sept. 5, 1894 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. In her filing, she said Lewis deserted her on Sept. 22, 1892 in Chicago. She said they lived for a year in Pittsburgh and a year in Chicago.
Maggie Spitzner married, as his second wife, William Searle on Dec. 14, 1899 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. William was born in Wisconsin, probably Muskego, the son of William Searle and Isabelle McCall, on Aug. 8, 1853. He first married Sarah Harris, daughter of Alexander Harris and Margaret Allen, in Waukesha on March 29, 1892. Sarah was born in 1869; she died in 1895.
Maggie died in Muskego, Wisconsin, on June 20, 1913.
William Searle died Jan. 21, 1929 in Waukesha.
Maggie is buried with her parents and second husband at Sunnyside Cemetery in New Berlin, sometimes Prospect, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
He served in Company B, 139th Pennsylvania Infantry from Sept. 1, 1862 until honorably discharged in Washington D.C., on June 21, 1865.
Organized at Pittsburg September 1, 1862. Moved to Washington, D.C., September 1-3. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, to January, 1864. Wheaton's Brigade, Dept. of West Virginia, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, and Army of the Shenandoah to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Bury dead at Bull Run, Va., September 4-7, 1862. Maryland Campaign September 7-24. Battle of Antietam September 16-17 (Reserve). At Downsville September 23-October 20. Movement to Stafford Court House October 20-November 18, and to Belle Plains December 5. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 2-4. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At Harper's Ferry until March, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 17-18. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23. Siege of Petersburg to July 9. Moved to Washington, D.C., July 9-11. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 11-12. Pursuit to Snicker's Gap July 14-24. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December. Near Strasburg August 13. Near Charlestown August 21-22. Demonstration on Gilbert's Ford, Opequan, September 13. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Strasburg September 21. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley until December. Moved to Petersburg, Va., December 9-12. Siege of Petersburg December, 1864, to April, 1865. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Danville April 23-27, and duty there until May 23. March to Richmond, Va., thence to Washington, D.C., May 23-June 3. Corps Review June 8. Mustered out June 21, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 135 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 86 Enlisted men by disease. Total 236.
Source - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer
Benjamin S. Cook married Phoebe Jane (sometimes Jennie) Kime at Rupp Lutheran Church, now Christ Rupp Lutheran Church, in Kittanning on March 25, 1866.
Phoebe Jane (sometimes Jennie) Kime
Phoebe Jane was born in Rural Valley, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania on Feb. 14, 1849, the daughter of Anthony Kime and his wife, Sarah Brown.
Benjamin S. Cook and Phoebe Jane were the parents of 7 children:
Julia Cook, born Jan. 22, 1867.
Lewis Clifton Cook (also known as Harry Steward), born June 3, 1868.
George Swigart Cook, born Jan 21, 1870.
Sarah Dessie Cook, born Dec. 18, 1872.
Margaret Blanche Cook, born August 21, 1874.
Volney Rex Cook, born November 10, 1876.
Christina Cook, born Jan. 17, 1888.
Benjamin S. Cook died in Manorville, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, on Feb. 26, 1920, age 75. He is buried at Manor Cemetery in Ford City, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
Phoebe Jane (Kime) Cook died in Manorville, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, on March 19, 1926. She is buried at Manor Cemetery.
Cook Family Photographs - Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
Harry Steward's Grandsons
Leslie Gerald Beerman
Lowell Wayne Beerman
James Bradley Tate
Leslie Gerald Beerman married Marguerite Mary Keating at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison on Sept. 30, 1940. Marg was born in Denison on April 15, 1922, the daughter of James J. Keating and Nora Fitzpatrick.
They were the parents of 5 children:
Coleen (later Colleen) Mae Beerman, born in Denison March 20, 1941. She died in Bettendorf, Scott County, Iowa, on March 15, 2007.
Mary Kaye Beerman.
Joan Leslie Beerman, born in Denison on March 3, 1945. She died in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, on March 23, 1999.
Kenneth Ralph Beerman, born in Denison on Dec. 25, 1946. He died in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, on July 22, 1950.
Noreen S. Beerman.
Les and Marg divorced. He married Myrlie E. Goudie on Dec. 14, 1961 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. Myrle was born in Griswold, Cass County, Iowa, on July 13, 1924, the daughter of Ray H. Goudie and Edna A. Hartness. Les died in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, on Jan. 15, 1973. Myrle died in Council Bluffs on Dec. 16, 2002. They are buried at Flint Cemetery in Griswold.
Marg married Gerald "Gary" James Malam. They later divorced. She died in Waterloo on Jan. 8, 2003. She is buried at Garden of Memories in Waterloo.
Lowell Wayne Beerman married Vera Marie Kearney at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison on March 8, 1943. Vera was born in East Boyer Township, Crawford County, Iowa, on Nov. 14, 1921, the daughter of Dan Kearney and his wife, Kathryn Costello.
They were the parents of 6 children:
Barbara Jeanne Beerman.
James Richard Beerman.
Gloria Ann Beerman.
David Kearney Beerman
Annette Kathryn Beerman, born in Omaha on March 6, 1955. She died in Omaha on March 2, 1996.
Martin Wayne Beerman.
Lowell died in Omaha Nov. 25, 1996. Vera died in Omaha June 28, 1984. They are buried at Calvary Cemetery in Omaha.
James Bradley Tate married Svea Ida Marian Kastengren on Oct. 26, 1963 at Immaculate Conception Church in Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa. Marian was born in Cherokee on Oct. 17, 1938, daughter of Joe and Hulda Kastengren. She died in Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, on Feb. 12, 2019. She is buried at St. Ann's Cemetery in Vail, Crawford County, Iowa.
Eleven children were born to Brad and Marian:
Ann Marie Tate.
Kathleen Mary Tate.
Patricia Lynn Mary Tate.
Julie Maureen Tate.
James Joseph Tate.
Michael Bradley Tate.
Brian Daniel Tate.
Thomas John Tate.
Gregory John Paul Tate.
Madonna Rose Marie Tate.
Diane Michelle Marie Tate.
One mystery solved. But another one discovered.
Autosomal DNA results tell us that Hattie Mae Pollock, the wife of Harry Steward, is not the daughter of her "parents" William Cook Pollock and his wife, Anna Elizabeth Duff. Rather, she is the daughter of Anna Elizabeth Duff, but her father is likely Charles Henry Eatinger of Dundee, Kane County, Illinois.
Created with an image by Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL - "Clemens' map of Pennsylvania"