Application #338882 for Civil War pension as an invalid by Frederick
Samuel DeCounter On April 5, 1897 his widow, Catherine R., application
number 651796 applied for a widow's pension.
His file contains affadavits signed by:
Henry C. O'Neal, Dr. D. L. Russell, Henry T. Shepherd, J. W. Speed,
His attorney for this claim was R. H. Mead, Huntsville, IL (P.O.
Catherine applied for a military pension based on Frederick's service
and pension. Affadavits for the case were signed by: Julian E. Camp,
M.D.; Nelson M. Ridings; Mrs. Emma Z. Ridings; J. H. Holmes; John
Chapman; John Pickinpaugh; M. L. DeCounter.
Item 1 above: Bridget Rooney, 66 of Camden, Schuyler Co., IL and Emma
Ridings, 44, of Camden, Schuyler Co., IL state that they were present at
the birth of Peter Frederick DeCounter on July 21, 1883, and that no
physician was present. It was signed by Bridget Rooney with her mark
attested by Emma Ridings; and signed by Emma Ridings with Nelson Ridings
attesting her signature.
Submitted by: LouAnn Cameron