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ANDRESS Edwin V. Captain 1st MI SS Co. K

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Modified: 2011/04/29 10:58 by plhamp - Categorized as: Deaths, Military

ANDRESS, Edwin V. Captain

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Captain Andress with men at camp.

Captain Andress with men at camp.

  • Home: Chesaning, Saginaw County, Michigan
  • Enlisted: 23 June 1863 at Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan as Captain
  • Age At Enlistment: 25
  • Time: 3 years
  • Commissioned: July 22 1863
  • Mustered: Enlisted in Co. K, Michigan Sharp Shooters on 22 July 1863
  • Mustered Out: Disability Discharge on 26 July 1864 for wounds received in action at Spottsylvania, Virginia on May 12, 1864
  • Died During War: No
Source: Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in The Civil War 1861-1865 Michigan Adjutant General Dept. Call No. E514.3 M62 V. 44 First Michigan Sharpshooters


Alternate spellings of Last Name:

Andre, Andres


1890 Veteran Census

  • SD: 1 ED: 79 Minor Civil Division Jackson Mich
  • Page 2 Line 26 House No. 133 Family No. 160
  • Name: Emily E. Andress wid. Edwin ? Andress
  • Rank: Capt.
  • Company: K
  • Name Of Regiment: Mich Shp. S.
  • Date Enlistment: 22 July 1863
  • Date Discharge: 29 July 1864
  • Length Of Service: 1 year 0 months 7 days
  • Post Office: Jackson Michigan
  • Disability Incurred: None
  • Remarks: left blank
  • Note: middle initial written over cannot read


Pension Card:

  • Edwin V. Andress
  • Co. K, 1st Michigan Sharp Shooters
  • Widow: Ellen Andress
  • Minor: Ellen Andress Gdn.
  • Invalid: 1879 September 25 Application No. 311.699 Certificate: 201.283
  • Widow: 1892 April 20 App: 547.567 Certificate: 882.283 Calif.
  • Minor: 1892 July 5 App: 554.030 Certificate: 379.908 Cal.
  • Source: NARA Film T288 1861-1934

  • ANDRESS Edwin V.
  • Late Rank: Cap.
  • Co. K 1 Reg. Mich S.S.
  • Date Of Filing: 1879 Sep. 25
  • Invalid: Application No. 311,699 Law: - Certificate No. 201.283
  • Widow: Application No. 547.567 Law: 0 Sept. Certificate No. 882.283
  • Minor: Application No. 554.030 Law: J Certificate No. 379.908
  • Died: Oct. 10, 1884 at Onyx Calif.
  • Source: NARA Film T289 Roll 244 Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861-1900


Family Data

  • Full Name: Edwin VonShultz Andress
  • Birth Date: July 29, 1838
  • Birth Place: Leeds County, Ontario, Canada (of French-German extraction)
  • Death Date: 10 Oct 1884
  • Death Place: Onyx, Kern county, California
  • Burial Cemetery: Little Cottage Grove Cemetery
  • Parents: Socrates Andress and Mary Ladd
  • Marriage: 1 August, 1874 Marriage Place: Detroit, MI
  • Wife: Ellen Louise Hoopell
  • Children:
    • Earnest Albert, bn Lansing, MI May 28, 1876
    • Jessie Mary, bn California, April 3, 1878
    • Lottie Ethel, bn California, Oct 28, 1880
    • Charlie VonEdison, bn California, Nov 25, 1883

Capt. Andress was the only Non native american in company K, and was awarded the Captaincy for bringing in a large cohort of volunteers to the July 4th recruiting rally at Pentwater. The source of his fluency in native languages is explained in the family history of his nephew James Mace Andress.

Following Edwin VonShultz's passing, Ellen stayed on the Onxy ranch and raised the children, assisted by Ed's brother Charlie.. became quite a prosperous beef ranch. Descendants remaining in the area well into the twentieth century. The story of the Andress family would be quite a read in and of itself, Edwin being one colorful chapter.

Family Data submitted by: Chuck Lott


History of Saginaw County, Michigan : together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships...

Page 368

First Michigan Sharpshooters

Was partially organized in September, 1862 at Kalamazoo; and completed its organization as a battalion at Dearborn, in January 1863. It numbered 963 names, under the command of Col. C. V. DeLand. The service of this regiment throughout the war was exceptionally brilliant. It took an active part in the siege of Petersburg.

Officers: Edwin V. Andress of Chesaning, was commissioned Captain July 22, 1863: wounded in action at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. He was discharged on account of disability July 26, 1864.

Casualties: Sash-ke-bouquot was accidentally killed at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Dec. 27, 1863: Thomas Wabesis died at Isabella, Mich. Jan. 7, 1864.

Discharged: 1865 Chetego Thomas, Church Albert, Corbin George, Dutton L., Jackson Wm., Keabuorga Geo., Shaw-an-ax Joseph.
Note: only Company K names shown here and dealing with Saginaw County only


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