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1). Fairfield publick library Lena Pearcy DAR Iowa pen s i o n r ecords annalsof Iowa Vol 14 pg 90 93 Service rec or d c o. M 4cav.Ia. Helen Skeer, Albany, N.Y. Excerpt from Civil War records 1. Skeers Eli, Co. M, 4th Iowa Cav. 1. Iowa Roster Co. M, 4th Iowa Cav. Reg. Skeers, El i V e t ran Age 43.Residence, Mt. Pleasant. Nativity, Pe nn . En li st ed March 2 1862. Died of disease Nov 16 186 4 Jef ferso n C oun ty Iowa. Coalport Home Guards, Annals of Iowa, Vol XIV, Thi r d S e r . ELI SKEERSburied at Glendale ... He had three s on s , Je ss e, Charles and Robert H. in service. Heaton s History of Round Prarie Township. Eli Ske e r s w a s a millwright. Fairfield Tribune, Nov. 25 1896 page 6 col. 3. Glenda l e , N o v. 16. Agovernment monument was set up in the Uni o n c emet er y to the memory of Eli Skeers, who died on fu rl oug h duri ngt hr war. He was a member of the 4th Iowa C ava lry . Dr. Ta ylor, of Glascow, who was a surgeon of th ereg imen t Jame s Gregg , Mrs. E. P. Taylor and son Clif ford , spen t the da y with H . and Mary Heaton, and helpe d tose t the m onument i n place. 17. Skeers Eli, Co. M, 4th Iowa Cav. Son in law of Mercy Toothaker Howard. His wife w a s J a n e Howard. Theyhad two sons, Jesse and charles, bo t h o f wh o m enlisted with their father in Company M of t h e 4th Iow a Ca valry. Jesse was killed by the horse he w a s ridin g fal lin g onhim in the army. Charles still liv e s inKansa s. M r Skee rs was at home on a furluogh and di e d Nov. 16 , 1864 . Eli Sk eers was a mill wright.
Name: Eli C. Skeers Note
Born: 4 Jul 1819 at Butler, , Butler, PA
Married: 15 Jul 1838 at Mushingum County OH, , ,
Died: 15 Nov 1864 at Lockridge, , Jefferson County, IA
Father: Eli Skeer
Mother: Mary Ann Dugan
Name: Sabrar Jane Howard
Born: 28 Jun 1818 at Bangor, , , ME
Died: 21 Feb 1887 at Mankato, , Jewell, KS
Father: Willard Howard
Mother: Mary (mercy) Toothacker
Name: Albert Francis Skeers
Born: 20 Jan 1840 at Bristol, , Mor, OH
Name: Robert Howard Skeers
Born: 26 Jan 1841 at Jeff County In, , ,
Died: 1876 at Nebrasha, , ,
Name: John Dugan Skeers
Born: 10 Feb 1842 at Jeff County In, , ,
Name: Jesse Nathan Skeers
Born: 12 Feb 1843 at MT Pleasant, , Hen, IA
Died: 7 Aug 1863 at MS, , ,
Name: Charles Winfield Skeers
Born: 7 Feb 1845 at Glasgow, , Jeff, IA
Died: 30 Nov 1922 at Mankato, , , KS
Wife: Eliza Jane Metz
Name: Willard Toothaker Skeers
Born: 20 Aug 1848 at Glasgow, , Jeff, IA