Other Information

I copied this from a handwritten page of information that I saw at Aunt Elsie Johnson's house in 1982.--WJA

Drake Margaret July 13, 1872
Sept. 21, 1873
Elisha Jan. 8, 1875
May 17, 1877
Wm. P. March 27, 1876
Nov. 24, 1901
Maranda Nov. 17, 1877
March 29, 1944
George W. March 1, 1879
March 23, 1879
Maud & Minnie Sept. 14, 1880
Maud Dec. 7, 1936
Lucretia May 16, 1884
Feb. 26, 1866 (sic)
Sally Holloway Drake Oct. 26, 1885
J. W. Drake 22 yrs.
Sally Holloway 21 yrs.
marrried at El Paso, Ill., on the 8th of August 1871
witness: T. W. Holder & Nathan Shadbolt
signed by P. A. Crist - minister of Mac (M.E.) Church, El Paso
Anna Marie Thompson Drake
b. Denmark Aug. 27, 1852
operated for gallstones and found cancer
m. John Drake 1889
no children--adopted Esther
b. Tharnville (?), Ill.
married to Mattie King 1909
Rantoul Lodge 470
Luckey Chapter O.E.S. (or D.E.S.?)
Anna Marie Aug. 27, 1852 - Oct. 24, 1906
John W. Drake Nov. 9, 1849 - Apr. 7, 1929
bur. Elwood Cemetary, Rantoul, Ill.

I copied the following from General Index to Pension Files 1861 - 1934, which I saw on microfilm at the National Archives in Washington, DC, in 1981.--WJA

Drake, James
dependent: father--Drake, George W.
service: A. 77 Ill. Inf.
date of filing: 1877 March 15
class: father
application #: 230427

Transcript of a letter written to William Auckerman by his brother Jacob Auckerman in April 1908. The original is in my possession. --WJA

Fort Lincoln (Bismark), N.D.
April 26th, 1908

Dear Brother,

This evening while on guard I will try and write you a few lines to let you know that I arrived here safe and sound. I made good connection in Chicago but got into St Paul to late [sic] to get the train that I should have got out of there, but I think I did well by being late as the sleeper that I would have been on that train was held up between St. Paul and Minneapolis and every person on the car was robbed of money watches and rings. Of course I could not have lost much but it would have been all I had just the same. Better lucky than good looking. Well Will I thought I would be able to send you something by the is time but will not be able to do anything now untill after the first of the month. Have you got work yet? How is [illegible] Jack and the girls getting along. How is Johnnie and the baby getting along. Tell Johnnie I will send him and the baby a kiss each this time, more next. This has been a fine spring here & farmers have most of their seeding done. It has been raining here the last two days, the first rain they have had here since last August. Well as I can think of nothing of importance I will close for this time with best regards to all.

Ever yours,

Jacob Auckerman
Sergt Co H 6th Inft.

Fort Lincoln, Bismark, N.D.


Transcript of a letter written to Horace Auckerman by Urick Auckerman in Dec. 1980. (Urick apparently originally contacted Horace after seeing his name in the phone book, and Horace sent him some of the information I had compiled.) A copy of the latter is in my possession. --WJA

6037 Bonneau Rd
Richmond, VA 23227
19 Dec. 1980

Dear Horace,

Thanks for your letter and information on your family. Some years ago, I attempted to locate the cemetary when my Grandparents Auckerman were buried. In checking "Kelley" Cemetary I ran across a monument inscribed --

Jacob Auckerman Born June 4, 1812 Died May 2, 1890
Rachel Wife of Jacob Auckerman Born June 3, 1816 Died Aug 2, 1870

I am attaching charts of two of the Springfield Auckermans. It looks like we are decendants of the same John Auckerman.

I believe my grandparents are buried in the unnamed cemetary west of the Austin and Trumbo cemetaries.

My grandfather was warfmaster [sic] at Union Landing on the road between the Austin Cem. and Trumbo Cem.

Yours truly,

Urick (Auck) Auckerman


Prepared by Wm. Auckerman