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CHETEGO Thomas K. 1st MI SS Co. K

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Modified: 2009/05/08 11:58 by plhamp - Categorized as: Cemeteries, Census, Deaths, Military


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Thomas Chetigo with men at camp.

Thomas Chetigo with men at camp.

  • Home: East Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan
  • Enlisted: Buena Vista, Saginaw County, Michigan
  • Age At Enlistment: 27
  • Term: 3 years
  • Service Record: Co. K, Michigan Sharp Shooters on 26 May 1863
  • Rank In: Sergeant
  • Mustered Out: 28 Jul 1865 at Delaney House, Washington, DC
  • Rank Out: Sergeant
  • Present residence: Grayling, Mich.

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:



Pension Index Card

  • KE CHITTIGO Thomas
  • Late Rank: Sgt.
  • Co. K 1 Reg. Mich S.S.
  • Date Of Filing: 1866 January 30 and March 6, 1907
  • Invalid: Application No. 101234 Law: Age J Certificate No. 264702
  • Date Of Filing: not stated
  • Widow: Application No. 54783 Law: 0 Certificate No. none listed
  • Date Of Filing: 1918 April 2
  • Con'd Widow: Application No. 1118084 Law: Sep. Certificate No. 889115
  • Died: April 24, 1916 at Grayling, Mich.
  • Source: NARA Film T289 Roll 244 Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861-1900


1890 Veteran Census

none found


1894 Michigan State Veteran Census

none found


1883 Pensioners Michigan

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Non Military Vital Record Data

  • Birth Date: July 1834 (see census entries)
  • Birth Place: Michigan
  • Death Date: April 24, 1916
  • Death Place: Grayling, Crawford County, Michigan
  • Burial Cemetery: Elmwood Cemetery, Grayling, Crawford Co., Michigan Source
  • Parents:
  • Marriage: 1875 (see census entries)
  • Marriage Place:
  • Wife: Kaw-gay-be-quay or Mary Ann Campeau (anglicized name on daughter Mary's marriage)
  • Children:
    • O-gaw-bay-aw-ge-mon (son)
    • Minnie daughter born May 3, 1884 in Pinconning, Bay County, Michigan
    • Eliza daughter born 1893 died 2 July 1896 in Grayling, Crawford, Michigan
    • Mary daughter born about 1873 in Michigan married Lewis Williams in Pinconning, Bay County, Michigan

Indian Family History Collection (Gruett Roll): Thomas Key-che-te-go 30 Married to Kaw-gay-be-quay. Have 1 boy O-gaw-bay-aw-ge-mon 4 yrs. old, no land. Source


1900 Federal Census

  • Name: Thomas Chittigs
  • Home in 1900: Grayling, Crawford, Michigan
  • Age: 65
  • Birth Date: Jul 1834
  • Birthplace: Michigan
  • Race: Indian (Native American)
  • Ethnicity: American
  • Gender: Male
  • Relationship to head-of-house: Head
  • Father's Birthplace: Michigan
  • Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
  • Spouse's name: Mary M
  • Marriage Year: 1875
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Years Married: 25
  • Residence : Grayling Township (South Side), Crawford, Michigan
  • Household Members: Name Age
    • Thomas Chittigs 65
    • Mary M Chittigs 47


1910 Federal Census

  • Name: Thomas Chittoga
  • Age in 1910: 73
  • Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837
  • Birthplace: Michigan
  • Relation to Head-of-house: Head
  • Father's Birth Place: Michigan
  • Mother's Birth Place: Michigan
  • Spouse's name: Mary
  • Home in 1910: Pinconning, Bay, Michigan
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Race: Indian (Native American)
  • Gender: Male
  • Household Members: Name Age
    • Thomas Chittoga 73
    • Mary Chittoga 33


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

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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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