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  • Home: Grand Traverse, Michigan
  • Enlisted: November 8, 1861 in Co. H, 16th Michigan at Hall's Hill Virginia.
  • Age At Enlistment: 23 years
  • Mustered In: Federal Service on January 14, 1862
  • Missing in Action: August 27, 1862
  • Returned to service and Mustered In: Co. K, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters on November 27, 1863
  • Rank In:
  • Mustered Out: Detroit, Michigan on February, 15 1865

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1890 Veteran Census

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1894 Michigan State Veteran Census

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1883 Pensioners Michigan

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Pension Card 1

  • WAKAZOO, Joseph
  • Widow: WAKAZOO, Necette
  • Late Rank: -
  • H 16 Mich. Inf.
  • Co. K 1 Reg. Mich S.S.
  • Date Of Filing: 1910 Aug. 25
  • Widow: Application No. 947987 Certificate No. 736654 State of Application: Minnesota
  • Died: July 18, 1910 at: left blank

Pension Card 2

  • WAKAZOO, Joseph
  • Late Rank: -
  • Co. K 1 Reg. Mich S.S.
  • Date Of Filing: 1879 May. 26
  • Invalid: Application No. 288430 Certificate No. 358213

Source: NARA Film T289 Roll 244 Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861-1900

Non Military Vital Record Data

  • Birth Date: about 1838
  • Birth Place: in New York (see obit below)
  • Death Date: July 18, 1910 (found on pension card)
  • Death Place: Elbow, Minnesota
  • Burial Cemetery:
  • Parents:
  • Marriage:
  • Marriage Place:
  • Wife: Necette (found on pension card)
    • Children:

U.S., Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940

Minnesota, White Earth (Chippewa Indians) year 1905 June 30
  • Joseph Wah-Kay-Zo Male Hus. Age 74
  • Ne-zade Female Wife age 45
  • Sarah Wah-Kay-zo Female Dau. age 8

  • Wah-Kay-zo Edmund Male age 19

  • Wah-Kay-zo Frank Male age 24

U.S., Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940

Minnesota, White Earth (Chippewa Indians) year 1906 June 30
  • Joseph Wahkayzoo Male Husband age 75
  • Nezade Wahkayzoo Female Wife age 46
  • Sarah Wahkayzoo Female Daughter age 9

  • Edmund Wahkayzoo Male age 20


Soruce: Date: 1910-07-23; Paper: Duluth News-Tribune

Rev. Joseph Wakazoo, pastor of the Indian mission on the Bend of the River, of the White Earth reservation, for over 20 years, died this week of paralysis while on his way home from Red Lake. He was buried Thursday.

Rev. Wakazoo was one of the best known Indian missionaries in northern Minnesota. He was ordained a deacon of the Episcopal church of the diocese of Duluth in 1887 by Bishop Gilbert, and since that time has been intimately connected with the work of the church.

During the Civil War Rev. Mr. Wakazoo joined the Union forces by enlisting wiht a Michigan regiment. He served throughout the war as a sharpshooter, and received and honorable discharge from the government.

He was born in northern New York, and was a descendant of the Ottawa tribe of the Ojibwa nation. At the time of his death he was between 75 and 80 years of age.


Collections, Volume 14 By Minnesota Historical Society page 816

WAKAZOO, Joseph, Episcopal clergyman, and Ojibway Indian of the Ottawa tribe. b. in northern New York about 1830; died near Red Lake, Minn. July, 1910. During the civil war he served in a Michigan regiment; came to Minnesota, and was ordained a deacon in 1887; was pastor at the White Earth reservation more than 20 years. 237-62


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