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Biographies :
When Nicholas Goedert was admitted in the Wisconsin Soldiers' Home on February 12, 1912, on old age, he stated having enlisted on October 11, 1864 in Davenport, Iowa, in Company A, 2nd Iowa Infantry. Being born Belgium, 68 y.o., a farmer with residence Minneapolis, Minnesota, married, his wife Margaret Goedert living at La Mars, Iowa. Pension certificate: 1135498.


When I checked the rosters of Iowa Infantry, I found two Nicholas Goedert but as each referred to the other I believed they were one Nicholas Goedert in the same Unit as the rosters listed them with the same references with one exception: the age: the one in Co. A with age 21, and the other one in Co. D with age 23. So, I also assumed there was some mistake when the rosters were written and those men were one man shifted from one Company to the other.


Nicholas Goedert: 2nd and 3rd Iowa Infantry Consolidated, Co. A. Age 21
Residence Polk County, nativity Belgium. Enlisted Oct. 11, 1864. Mustered Oct. 11, 1864. Mustered out July 12, 1865, Louisville, Ky.(see Co. D)


Nicholas Goedert: 2nd and 3rd Iowa Infantry Consolidated, Co. D. Age 23
Residence Polk County, nativity Belgium. Enlisted Oct. 11, 1864. Mustered Oct. 11, 1864. Mustered out July 12, 1865, Louisville, Ky.(see Co. A)


Something weird or exceptional but it became more complicated when I found two pension index cards concerning them. Searching the censuses I found a Nicholas Goedert in Iowa and one in Nebraska. And, following the pension certificate n°, I was able to say the one in Iowa was the good one. More, as a widow application was done in 1893 in Nebraska, the Nicholas Goedert in Nebraska was dead for some time when the other one was listed with the 1920 census at the Iowa Soldiers' Home.



As Nicholas Goedert put his residence in Nebraska “after discharge” (and see if those two Nicholas Goedert were somewhere related) I also checked for the one in Nebraska. At last I was able to separate the two families.


Another weird thing: the Nicholas Goedert in the Iowa Soldiers' Home stated being a widower from the 1900 census till his death. But, when entering the Wisconsin Soldiers' home in 1912, he stated being married. I have not found his wife in the 1900 census but from the 1910 census till her death she also assumed being a widow. Was the Nicholas Goedert in the Iowa Soldiers' Home a third Nicholas Goedert ? The result of my investigations is in the following table:


 


Nicolas Goedert Co D                                                                      
emigration:

Kitty Simpson Antwerp-New York, May 15, 1861


Goedert Nicolas, 58, farmer, Belgium
(born Febr. 10, 1810, Garnich, Capellon Kanton, Luxemburg)

(Siren) Marie, 45(born July 3, 1814, Bofferdingen, Luxemburg)
Goedert Jean, 24

Goedert Nicolas, 23

Goedert Suzanne, 18

Goedert Anne, 16

Goedert Jean Pierre, 11

Goedert Therese, 4
 

Iowa 1870 census

Jackson County, Prairie Spring Township


Goedert Nicholas, farmer, 28 y.o., from Holland

Anna (Adams), 25 y.o. keeping house, from Holland

(Married Feb. 26, 1867, Dubuque County, Iowa)

Mary, 3 y.o., born Iowa

Nicholas, 1 y.o. born Iowa
 

Nebraska 1880 census

Adams County, Cottonwood Precinct


Goedert Nicholas, 40 y.o., farmer, from Belgium, parents from Belgium

Annie, 32 y.o., keeping house, from Luxemburg, parents from Luxemburg

John, 8 y.o., from Iowa

Susan M., 7 y.o., from Iowa

Nicholas, 5 y.o., from Nebraska

Henry, 3 y.o., from Nebraska

John Peter, 4/12, born February, Nebraska
 

Nebraska 1885 census

Adams County, Roseland (moved in 1883)


Geotard Nicholas, 46 y.o., farmer born Belgium, parents born Belgium
1887, filled a pension application

Anna, 36 y.o., born Ohio, parents born Iowa

John, 14 y.o., born Wisconsin

Susan, 12 y.o. born Iowa

Nicholas, 10 y.o., born Nebraska

Henry, 8 y.o., born Nebraska

Peter, 6 y.o., born Nebraska


with parents:

Nicholas, father, 75 y.o., born Belgium (died December 23, 1888, in Roseland)

Mariah, mother, 43( ?) y.o., born Belgium
 

Nebraska 1890 veterans schedule

Adams County

Godart Nicholas private, Co. D, 2nd Iowa Infantry from October 1864 till July 1865

Cripled in right arm in surnis
 

Nebraska 1900 census

Adams County, Roseland

Goedert Anna, born November 1847, widow, from Germany, parents from Germany, emigrated 1866

1893, filled a widow pension application

Henry, born June 1878 Nebraska

Mathes, born May 1885 Nebraska,

 

Died

Nicholas: March 22, 1893, buried Assumption Cemetery, Adams Co,Nebraska
Anna:
December 7, 1907, buried Assumption Cemetery, Adams Co,Nebraska


Nicolas Goedert Co A
emigration:

settled in Plymouth County, Iowa,  May 1868 (no ship found)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Iowa 1870 census

Plymouth County, township 92 range 47


Godder Nicolas, farmer, 26 y.o., from Germany

Margareth (Knoblach), keeping house, 23 y.o., from Germany, born March 13, 1848

Mary, 1 y.o., from Iowa (1)


 


Iowa 1880 census

Plymouth County, Johnson township


Goedart Nichlous, 37 y.o., farmer, from Germany, parents from Germany

Margret, 33 y.o., keeping house, from Germany, parents from Germany

Louisa, 6 y.o., from Iowa

Josephine, 7/12, born December, Iowa

Mocel Nicklous, 62 y.o., father, widower, farmer (2)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Iowa 1900 census

Marshall County,Linn, Iowa Soldiers' home


Goedert Nicholas, born June 1842, widower, from Germany, parents from Germany, emigrated 1862, farmer

1906, filled a pension application
 

 


Iowa 1910 census

Plymouth County, Johnson township


Josephine, (wife of Edgar Bettsworth), 29 y.o. from Iowa

Geodert Margret, mother , 63 y.o., widow, from Lux. Germany, parents from Lux. Germany

Joseph, 28 y.o., from Iowa
 

Wisconsin Soldiers' Home

1912, Febr. 12 Nicholas Goedert, born Belgium
Co. A, 2nd Iowa Infantry from October 1864 till July 1865

1913, May 8, dropped from rolls

1914, May 20, re-admitted

1918 Nov. 10, dropped from rolls
 

Iowa 1915 State census

Marshall County, (Soldiers' Home)


Goedert Nicholas, 75 y.o., laborer, widower, born Germany, 2nd Iowa Infantry, Co. A
 

Iowa 1920 census

Marshall County, Linn, Iowa Soldiers' Home


Goedert Nicholas, 76 y.o., emigration unknown, from Luxemburg-German
 

Died

Nicholas
July 5, 1920, in
Soldiers' Home, Marshalltown, Iowa

burial: unknow


Margareth, 1932

buried St Joseph-Ellendale Cemetery, Plymouth Co., Iowa


 


Margareth (Knobleach)Goedert tombstone, Saint Joseph Ellendale Cemetery
Find a Grave


 

 

 


Mary died January 11, 1881, buried Saint Joseph Ellendale Cemetery

(2) Nicholas Mockel Goedert born 8 June 1817, died 14 June 1885,  buried Saint Joseph Ellendale Cemetery
 

 

 

   

Sources :
Iowa Veteran's Home