Civil War Pension File of Theodore Charles Remonda

Donated by Joanne Murray


From the Pension File of
Theodore Charles Remonda
Certificate #391589
National Archives Trust Fund, Washington, DC
 



Declaration For Original Invalid Pension
State of New York
County of Oneida
     On this 21st day of June, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty personally appeared before me, a clerk, of the Supreme & County Courts, a court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid, Theodore C. Remonda, aged 38 years, a resident of Morehouseville County of Hamilton state of New York, who being duly sworn according to the law, declares that he is the identical Theodore C. Remonda who entered service under the name of Theodore C. Remonda on or about the 2 day of October 1861 as private promoted to sergt. In company E of the 97 regiment of New York S. Vols. Commanded by Alex A. McDonald and was discharged at camp near Washington DC, on or about the 18 day of July 1865, by reason of expiration of term of service;

That his personal description is as follows: Age, 38 years; height, 5 feet 6 inches; complexion, Fair; hair, Brown; eyes, Hazel.

That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and in the line of his duty at near Front Royal, in the State of Virginia, on or about the [blank] day of June, 1862, he contracted Rheumatism in left hip and shoulder caused by exposure near Bethesda Church and Yellow Tavern, Va.; June and August 1864 he received Sun strokes affecting his head.

That he was treated in hospitals as follows: Hosp. Portsmouth, Grove Rd. Sept. 1862; Hosp. Jerusalem Plank Road near Petersburg, Va. Aug 1864.
That he has not been employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated above except that he reenlisted in same Co. and Regt. 4 Jan 1864. That since the 18 day of July, A.D. 1865, he has not been employed in the military or naval service of the United States. That since leaving the service this applicant has resided in the Counties of Herkimer and Hamilton, in the State of New York and his occupation has been that of a farmer and laborer. That prior to his entry into the service above named he was a man of good, sound, physical health, being enrolled a farmer. That he is now [blank] disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor by reason of his injuries above described, received in the service of the United States; and he therefore makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension roll of the United States.
He hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, George E. Lemon, of Washington, D. C., his true and lawful Attorney, to prosecute his claim. That he has never received nor applied for a pension. That his Post-office Address is Morehouseville county of Hamilton, State of New York.
          [Signed] Theodore C. Remonda
Two witnesses to Claimant's Signature sign here:
(1) Geo. D. Frank
(2) Robert Dodd

     Also personally appeared Henry Kassing, residing at Utica, Oneida Co., NY, and John Becraft residing at Utica, Oneida Co., NY. Persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw Theodore C. Remonda, the claimant, sign his name to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

[Signed] (1) Henry Kassing
[Signed] (2) John Becraft

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21st day of June AD 1880; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, &c. were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses, before swearing thereto and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in this claim, and am not concerned in its prosecution.
[Signed] Henry J. Coggeshall
Clerk of the Supreme & County Courts
 



War Department
Adjutant General's Office
Washington, Oct. 18, 1882

Respectfully returned to the Commissioners of Pensions.
Theodore C. Remonda, a Private of Company E, 97th Regiment New York State Volunteers, was enrolled on the 12th day of
October, 1861, at Morehouseville, and is reported:
To June 30th 1862 present. On subsequent rolls to April 30th 1863 - absent sick in Hospl. Since Aug. 28th 1862. On
subsequent rolls to Dec. 31st 1863 - present. Re-enlisted as vet. Vol. Jan. 4th 1864 at Cedar Mountain for 3 years &
is reported on subsequent rolls to June 30th 1865 - present. Mustered out with Co. as Sergt. Camp in the Field, Va.
July 18th 1865.
     The records of this office furnish no evidence of alleged disabilities. Nature of sickness in 1862 not stated. Regt'l Hospital Records not on file.
          [...?] Barber
          Assistant Adjutant General.

Eastern Division,
Department of the Interior,
Pension Office,
Washington, D. C., Nov. 20, 1886

     Respectfully returned to the Adjutant General U.S.A. for this man's full military history and report from the regimental hospital records. Where was this man from August 1862 until April 30, 1863? Theodore C. Remonda
Sgt. E" 97" N.Y. Vols.
Claim No. 391589
(3 enclosures)
[Signed] John C. Black
Commissioner.
 



Department
Surgeon General's Office
Record and Pension Division
Washington, D.C., Nov. 22, 1882

SIR:
     I have the honor to return herewith your request for a report of hospital treatment in Claim No. 391589, with such information as is furnished by the records filed in this office, viz: That Priv. Theodore C. Remonda, Co. E, 97" NY Vols. Was admitted to Lovell G.H. Portsmouth Grove, R.I. Sept. 6, '62, diagnosis not given, and returned to duty Sept. 29, 1862.
No further record is found in the case.

          B. F. Pope
          Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Army.
 



Affidavit to Origin of Disability

To be executed by an officer or enlisted man of the soldier's company and regiment having personal knowledge of the circumstances under which the disability was incurred on account of which pension is claimed.
State of Nebraska
County of Nicholls [sic]

     In the matter of Pension Claim of Theodore C. Remonda late Sergt., Co. E, 97 Regt., New York Vols., personally appeared before me [....?] in and for the aforesaid County and State, David Worden, of Nickalls [sic] County, State of Nebraska, who being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid claim that his age is 39 years; that he is the identical person who served as a sergeant in Co. E, 97 New York Vols., and knows the above named soldier, who was a member of Co. E, 97 Reg't New York Vols.

That on or about the 18th day of August 1864, while in the line of duty, and without fault or improper conduct on his part, at or near Yellow Tavern, State of Virginia on Weldon R Road, said soldier incurred a sun stroke which fact he personally knows because he was near him at the time he fell and afterward, cared for him until taken to hospital.

     Deponent further says in explanation that the said Company and Regiment had halted on said Rail Road and stated grounds, and which the said Remonda went for water. On his return he received a stroke and fell; was picked up and carried to the tavern [house]? aforesaid. Where deponent took care of him until he was sent to hospital; that he was insensible when he was picked up and brought to the place aforesaid. The said Remonda was at that time color guard and was that day bearing the colors.

     Affiant further declares that he has no interest, direct or indirect, in this claim, and that he makes the above statement from personal knowledge as will more fully appear by reference to whole statement. Affiant's Post-office address is as follows: Nelson, Nicolls [sic] Co., Nebraska.

          [Signed] David Worden
Two persons who write their names
MUST sign here as witnesses to
Affiant's signature, if he sign by mark.
Theo. J. Modle
(Name of one witness)
M. Fogel
(Name of other witness)

     Sworn to and subscribed before me this 25th day of October November 1882, and I hereby certify that the contents of the foregoing affidavit were fully made known and explained by me to the affiant before swearing thereto, including the words October, erased, and the words November, added; That the affiant is to me well known and is respectable and worthy of full credit as a witness; and I further certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
          [Signed] D.W. Barker
          Notary Public

[Note: David W. Worden (b. abt. 1843 in NY) enlisted 22 Sept. 1861 at the age of 18 as Corporal, Co. E, 97th NY Inf.; He reenlisted with the same company & regiment 4 Jan. 1864. He was promoted to Full Sergeant 14 Nov. 1864 and mustered out with his company & regiment 17 July 1865 at Elmira, NY.

After his discharge, he returned to NY and married Elmira Jane (b.1847 NY). They had a son, John B. (b. 1867 NY). By 1869 they had moved to Illinois and in 1870 were living in Tompkins, Warren Co., Ill. with their 2 children. 7 Nov. 187[1]?, David applied for an invalid pension. They remained in Ill. until at least 1876. By 1879 they had removed to Nebraska where their 5th child was born. In 1880 they were living in Elk, Nuckolls Co., Nebraska. Children of David & Elmira Worden in 1880 were: John B., b. 1867 NY; Frances E., b. 1869 IL; David W., b. 1875 IL; Orilla J., b. 1876 IL; and William H., b. 1879 NE. David is listed as a Nebraska resident on the Military Roster of 1 June 1891. He is listed in the index of the book, From 'Hoppers to 'Choppers, stories of Nuckolls County, Nebraska for 100 years; pg. 33, picture. (Index created by Bobbie Bonetti, cr. 1999; see Rootsweb site for Nuckolls Co., NE). David most likely died in Nebraska, as his widow, Elmira J., applied for a widow's pension there (could not read date of application).]
 



War Department
Surgeon General's Office
Record and Pension Division
Washington, D.C., Nov. 3rd, 1886
SIR:
     I have the honor to return to you herewith your request for a report of hospital treatment in Claim No. 391589, with such information as is furnished by the records filed in this office, Viz: That Theodore Romondy [sic] Sergt. Co E. 97 NY Vols was admitted to Hospital 3 Division 5. a.c. A of P. Arlington Heights Va May 13, 1865 with remittent fever and returned to duty May 23, 1865. There are no records of the 5th Corps Hospital near Petersburg Va from June to Sept. 1862 on file bearing this case. Such records of Jerusalem Plank Road Va as are on file bearing on this inquiry furnish no evidence in this case.
          [Signed] B. F. Pope
          Surgeon, U.S. Army
 



Act of May 11, 1912
Declaration For Pension
[Certificate #354612]
State of New York
County of New York
     On this 8th day of June, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and twelve personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the County and State aforesaid, Theodore C. Remonda, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 69 years of age, and a resident of Morehouseville county of Hamilton, State of New York; and that he is the identical person who was enrolled at Morehouseville, New York under the name of Theodore C. Remonda, on the 12th day of October, 1861, as a Private, in Co. "E" 97th New York Volunteer Infantry; was promoted to Sergeant December 1st 1864 in the service of the United States, in the Civil war, and was Honorably Discharged at Syracuse, NY, on the fifth day of August, 1865.

That he was not employed in the military or naval service of the United States otherwise than as stated above. That his personal description at enlistment was as follows: Height, Five feet, Eight inches; complexion, Fair; color of eyes, Hazel; color of hair, Brown; that his occupation was laborer; that he was born September Eighteenth, 1842 at Morehouseville, Hamilton County, New York.

That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows: At Ilion, New York from August 1867 until March 1868. The remainder of the time at Morehouseville, New York.

That he is a pensioner under the certificate No. 354612

That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the act of May 11, 1912.

That his post-office address is Morehouseville, county of Hamilton, State of New York.

          [Signed] Theodore C. Remonda
Attests: (1) W. E. Becraft
(2) Nelson Rickard
Subscribed and sworn to me this 5th day of June, A.D., 1912, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and explained to the applicant before swearing, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
          [Signed] Charles W. Curran
          Notary Public
          In and for Oneida Co.
 



War Department,
The Adjutant General's Office
Washington
March 10, 1912
Returned to Commissioner Of Pensions
In the case of
Theodore C. Remonda
Co. E, 97 Reg't N.Y. Inf.
The records show
Age 19
The dates of enrolment and discharge as shown in statement of Oct. 18, 1882 are correct as shown by the records.
Geo. Andrews,
The Adjutant General
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pension
Washington, D.C., March 6, 1913
     Respectfully returned to the Adjutant General War Department for age of soldier at enlistment and correct date of enlistment and discharge of soldier.
(5 enclosures)
Cert. No. 354612
Theodore C. Remonda
"E" 97 NY Inf.
[...?] Davenport,
Commissioner
 



Pensioner Dropped
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
July 18, 1915
Certificate No. 354612
Class: Act of May 11, 1912
Pensioner: Theodore C. Remonda
Service: E. 97 N.Y. Infy.
The Commissioner of Pensions.
Sir:
    I have the honor to report that the name of the above-described pensioner who was last paid at $25, to Apr. 4, 1915 has this day been dropped from the roll because of death June 11, 1915.
Reported 12 July 1915
 



Accrued Pension
Act of March 2, 1895
Civil War Division
Certificate No. 354612
Last Issue April 18, 1913
Pensioner Theodore C. Remonda
Act of May 11, 1912
Date of death, June 11, 1915
Claimant, Idora Remonda, widow
Morehouseville, Hamilton County, New York
Certificate not filed
Attorney, None
Fee, None, Agent to pay
Submitted for Adm. Oct. 7, 1915
J.E. Thompson, Examiner

Board of Review
Approved for admission
Pay widow as above
J.A. Scott, Reviewer, October 11, 1915
H. M. Candish, Rereviewer, Oct. 13, 1915
 



From the Widow's Pension File of
Idora (Becraft) Remonda
Widow of Theodore Charles Remonda
Cert. #797780; Can #61469; Bundle #17
National Archives Trust Fund, Washington, DC
 




          Morehouseville, N.Y., July 8, 1915

Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions,
Washington, D.C.

Gentlemen:
     I am returning to you a check for $75 which was sent to Theodore C. Remonda, my husband. Mr. Remonda died June 11, 1915, and I have already made application for the widow's pension.
     Trusting this will be satisfactory, I am
          Very truly yours,
          [Signed] Mrs. Theo. C. Remonda

July 10, 1915
To the Chief, Finance Division:
     You are hereby notified that check No. 8171949, for $75 dated July 4, 1915, in favor of Theodore C. Remonda Ctf. No. 354612, Class: Act May 11, 1912
Has been returned to this office by Mrs. T. C. Remonda at Morehouseville, N.Y. with information that the pensioner died June 11, 1915, and said check has this day been canceled.
          Very Respectfully,
          Guy O. Taylor
          Disbursing Clerk
 



Declaration For Widow's Pension
State of New York
County of Hamilton
     On this Sixth day of July, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and fifteen personally appeared before me, a soldier's widow within and for the county and State aforesaid, Mrs. Idora Remonda, aged 56 years, a resident of Morehouseville, county of Hamilton, State of New York, who, being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain pension under the provisions of the ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED APRIL 19, 1908.
     That she is the widow of Theodore C. Remonda, who was enrolled under the name of Theodore C. Remonda, at Morehouseville, NY on the 12th day of October 1861 as private in Co. E, 97th Regiment, New York State Vol., and honorably discharged January 4, 1864, having served ninety days or more during the late civil war.
     That he also served 2nd enlistment - Jan. 4, 1864 at Cedar Mountain, Va. Discharged Aug. 5, 1865 at Syracuse, NY as 2nd Sergeant Co. "E" 97th Regiment, NY State Vol.
     That he was not in the military or naval service of the United States otherwise that as stated above.
     That she was married under the name of Idora Becraft to said soldier at Morehouseville, NY, on the 6th day of March 1877; by Rev. Chas. E. Babcock; that there was no legal barrier to the marriage; that she had not been previously married; that the soldier had been previously married to Margaret J. Cummings Sept. 14, 1865 by Rev. D. Fulford - she died Sept. 26, 1876 at Morehouseville, NY. And that she nor said soldier married otherwise than as stated above.
     That the said soldier died June 11, 1915 at Morehouseville, NY; that she was not divorced from him, and that she has no remarried since his death.
     That the said soldier left the following-named children who are now living and under sixteen years of age, to wit:
None under 16 years of age.
     That she has not heretofore applied for pension.
     That her post-office address is Morehouseville, county of Hamilton, State of N.Y.
          [Signed] Idora Remonda
     Also personally appeared Jennie E. Ackler, residing in Ilion, NY, and Alamanza Ricker, residing in Utica, NY, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw Idora Remonda, the claimant, sign her name to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with her of 40 years and 25 years, respectively, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
          [Signed] Jennie E. Ackler
          [Signed] Alamanza Ricker
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6th day of July, A.D. 1915;
And I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
          [Signed] D. G. Jones
          Notary Public
 



IDORA REMONDA
R R 2
797780
MAY WID
ILION N Y

Drop Report - Pensioner
Class: Sec. W

Finance Division
July 22 1926
     The name of the above-described pensioner who was last paid at the rate of $30 per month to June 4, 1926 has this day been dropped from the roll because of death June 6, 1926.


 

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