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Oliver Rasnake

Born 06/06/1836
Birth Location Russell Co.
Died 01/17/1908
Death Location Stearns Co., MN
Father Elijah Jr. Rasnake
Mother Martha Hobbs
Married 4/8/1855
6/2/1879 (Minnesota)
Spouses Margaret J. Duty
Emily Frances Pressley
Military Units
16th Cavalry
Ferguson's Battalion
CSR, Pension, and Miscellaneous Images
16th Cavalry
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Ferguson's Cavalry
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Census Information:

1850: 770, Age 13
1860: Not found
1870: Meeker Co., MN, Collinwood 2, Age 34
1880: Stearns Co., MN, Avon 65, Age 43
1900: Stearns Co., MN (1905), Age
1910: DEAD
1920: DEAD
1930: DEAD

Miscellaneous Information:

Newspaper mentions:
St. Paul Globe, 4/28/1897
Nordstern (St. Cloud) Reporting Avon News, 1/20/1908
St. Cloud Times (MN), 1/22/1908
St. Cloud (MN) Journal-Press, 1/23/1908
Little Falls Herald, 1/24/1908

Notes: Death record has mother as Martha Gilbert. In MN by 1866.

Obituary online

Military Information:

Compiled Service Record
Card 1
Private, Capt. Charles E. Stevenson's Company, Ferguson's Battalion Cavalry

Appears on a muster roll for Aug. 4, 1862 (Dated Aug. 4, 1862)

When: Aug. 5
Where: Lebanon, Va
By whom: Maj. Cecil
Period: 3

Last paid:
By whom:
To what time:

Present or absent: Present

Card 2
Private, Company A, 16th Virginia Cavalry

Appears on a
of Rebel Deserters surrendered in the limits of the Deptmt. of West Va., for the month of April, 1865.

Report dated Headquarters Deptmt. West Va., Cumberland, Md., May 18, 1865.

Height: 5 ft. 9 in.; age 28 yrs;
Complexion: Dark; eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown; occupation: Farmer
Remarks: Took oath & sent North Apl. 20, 1865

Card 3

[Oath of Allegiance. April 22, 1865. Signed by name.]

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