John Frederick Hill1

M, b. 7 January 1831, d. 12 June 1915
Father*Henry Hill1 b. 7 Jan 1800, d. 20 Nov 1834
Mother*Frances Burns1 b. 26 Aug 1803, d. 28 Dec 1867

Family

Elizabeth May b. 31 Mar 1834, d. 19 May 1928
Children
John Frederick Hill US Army Uniform cir 1851
     John Frederick Hill was born on 7 January 1831 at Bedford, Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA.1 He was born on 27 December 1831 at Bedford, Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA.2 He married Elizabeth May, daughter of Jacob May and Elizabeth Kellerman, on 1 March 1855 at Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA. John Frederick Hill died on 12 June 1915 at Exira, Audubon, Iowa, USA, at age 84.3 He was buried after 12 June 1915 at Exira Cemetery, Exira, Audubon, Iowa, USA.4,5
Tombstone - HILL, John F 1831 & wife Elizabeth 1834-1928, in Exira Cem Exira Iowa

     He After his father died unexpectedly, the 3 year old John F. Hill went to live with his grandparents. He was educated by them, and attended a log cabin school. After his grandfather's death, John took up farming. He went to Cedar Co, Iowa in 1857, and in 1860 he moved to Johnson Co, Iowa. On October 02, 1861, he enlisted at Shueyville as a Sergeant in Capt. William H. Shuey's Co. "F" 14th Regt. Iowa Infantry Vols (source: Declaration for Pension: John F. Hill, Certificate No. 607.988, Received from Carol Lindblom Fejfar, 29 Oct 2004). John fought in Tennessee and Shiloh, Mississippi, and finally at Pleasant Hill, LA during the Civil War. He mustered out on 8 Nov 1864. John was discharged on November 08, 1864 at Davenport, Iowa, and he returned to Johnson Co, Iowa. See "History of Audubon County, Iowa: It's people, industries, and institutions" for a biography of John F. Hill that mentions his grandfather, Frederick Hill. John's Pension papers list him as having a fair complexion, gray eyes, and light hair.2 He began military service on 19 November 1851 at Pittsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA. Enlisted in US Army for War with Mexico. His age was 21, eyes grey, hair dandy, fair complexion 5 ' 9 " tall, born Bedford PA, occupation farmer. He served in the US Army under Capt. Wallace in 3 Inf.6 He ended military service on 11 July 1852. He One of the oldest citizens in Audubon county, Iowa, the late John F. Hill, had been a resident of the great Hawkeye state almost continuously for nearly sixty years, with the exception of four years, which he gave to the service of his country during the dark and bloody days of the American Civil War. Not only did Mr. Hill himself have an honorable and valiant military record, but he is descended from militant stock, his grandfather, Frederick Hill, who came to this country from Germany, having served in the American Revolution and having fought valiantly for several years in the cause of freedom. An uncle of John F. Hill, John Hill, was a brave soldier in the War of 1812.

Before Mr. Hill had attained his majority, he enlisted in the regular army, November 2, 1851, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was sent to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to serve in the Third United States Infantry. From Santa Fe, he was detailed to the barracks at Newport, Kentucky, for the winter, and in the spring of the next year was sent to St. Louis, Missouri, from which the Third Infantry moved to Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. From Ft. Leavenworth he drove through to Santa Fe. In the meantime, his parents, or rather his grandparents, having found out that he had enlisted, began proceedings to get his discharge, as he was not of age at the time of his enlistment. When he arrived in Santa Fe, his discharge was awaiting him and he then found it necessary to drive all the way from Santa Fe to Missouri, and from Missouri home.

John F. Hill was born on December 27, 1831, in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, and died on June 12, 1915. His parents, Henry and Frances (Burns) Hill, were also natives of Bedford county. Henry Hill was the son of Frederick Hill, of Revolutionary fame, who was born in Germany and who came to America shortly before the American Revolution. John F. Hill was the only child born to his parents and his father, who was a blacksmith by trade, died when John F. was only three years old. John F. then went to live with his grandfather, Frederick Hill, and was reared and educated by him, attending the old-fashioned log cabin school.

After the death of his grandfather, John F. Hill took up farming and in 1857 came to Iowa, driving through from Pennsylvania to Cedar county. There he remained until i860 when he moved to Johnson county. On November 2, 1861, Mr. Hill enlisted in Company F, Fourteenth Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, which was a part of the Sixteenth Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee. Mr. Hill's first battle was that of Ft. Donaldson, Tennessee, which was an exciting event in his career. He next fought at Shiloh, then at Corinth, Mississippi, and finally at Pleasant Hill, Louisiana. After taking Ft. Derusa, Louisiana, the Fourteenth Iowa Infantry was engaged in a battle at Yellow Bayou, Louisiana, and again at Tupelo, Mississippi. From this place the Fourteenth Iowa Infantry was sent to Missouri, where the regiment served until November 8, 1864, when it was mustered out. Mr. Hill was never wounded nor taken prisoner throughout the war and was sick only about two weeks during the entire period of the war.

After being mustered out of the Union army, he returned to Johnson county, Iowa, where he lived for twelve years, and in April 1872, came to Audubon county, Iowa, where he rented land in Greeley township for six years. Mr. Hill then purchased the farm in section 6, of Audubon county, where he lived until the fall of 1914. He then retired and moved to Exira, Iowa, where he lived until the time of his death.

On March 1, 1855, John F. Hill was married, in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth May, who was born on March 31, 1834, in Bedford county, the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Kellerman) May, both of whom were of German descent.

To Mr. and Mrs. John F. Hill were born five children, Hester, Jacob H., Jennie, Ella and Bert. Hester married Samuel McCord and- has seven children: Charles, who first married Hattie Hicke and had one child, Russell, and after her death married Maggie Teffler and has three children, Cecil, Gerald and another; Grace, who married James Hendricksen and has three children, Bertha, Mabel and Everett; Clarence, who married Martha Teffler and has one child; Mabel, who married Walter Wood, and has one child, Clifford; Floyd, who married Lena Marsh and has three children; Verna, who married William Fawler and has three children; and Harley, who is unmarried. Jacob H. married Evelyn Young and has one child, Flossie, who married Oscar Nimblim and has three children, Glenn, Agnes and Carl. Jennie married William Zike and had three children, Verna, now deceased, who married Earl Prime and had two children, Wayne and Pearl ; Oliver and Golden, who are both single. Ella married Newton Brown and has two children, Goldie, who married Glenn Cassidy and has two children, Lester and Ralph; and Edna, who is unmarried. Bert is unmarried and still lives at home. Mr. and Mrs. Hill had thirteen grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

John F. Hill was a member of Morton Post No. 34, Grand Army of the Republic, and was one of the charter members of the post. He was commander of the post at one time. Mrs. Hill is a member of the Christian church. Although John F. Hill was an ardent Republican and a great admirer of the career and works of Abraham Lincoln, he was never especially active in politics and never held office.

John F. Hill was a worthy citizen of this great state. A patriot at heart, he had the satisfaction of knowing that no man living in Audubon county had given more of his life energy to the cause of his country than he. No man served more valiantly in the Civil War, and no man living in Audubon county excelled John F. Hill as a citizen and neighbor. in 1915.7
John Frederick Hill appeared on the census of 1915 at Exira, Audubon, Iowa, USA.
Last Edited31 Mar 2019

Citations

  1. [S5] Dave & Pat McCord, "GEDCOM, MCCORD, Dave & Pat", Ancestral File.
  2. [S732] Ed.D. Mary Lou Cook, "Family Group Sheet -Collectornuts.com HILL."
  3. [S1083] John F HILL, Death Registration - HILL, John F 1915 Iowa.
  4. [S839] Find-a-Grave - Exira Iowa, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, Birth:      Dec. 27, 1831
    Bedford County
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Death:      Jun. 12, 1915
    Exira
    Audubon County
    Iowa, USA


    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Elizabeth May Hill (1834 - 1928)

    Children:
    Ella Iva Hill Brown (1866 - 1934)*
    Delbert Hill (1871 - 1955)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Exira Cemetery
    Exira
    Audubon County
    Iowa, USA

    Created by: Mary Lou Cook
    Record added: Jul 24, 2009
    Find A Grave Memorial# 39841172.
  5. [S1115] John F HILL Cemetery Record, unknown repository, unknown repository address, Name: John F Hill
    Birth Date: 27 Dec 1831
    Death Date: 12 Jun 1915
    Age: 83
    Burial Location: Exira, Audubon
    Cemetery: Exira
    General Burial Info:     (Blk. I, lot 31) (Elizabeth buried on same lot)
    Source: Audubon County Burial Records. A - Z; Vol 1-2
    Page Number: 109.
  6. [S842] John F HILL, Enlistment Record - Hill, John F 1851, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M233, 81 rolls.
  7. [S1114] Editor H. F. Andrews, Aububon Co IA, People, Ind. & Inst.

Elizabeth May1

F, b. 31 March 1834, d. 19 May 1928
Father*Jacob May b. 3 Apr 1800, d. 11 Sep 1880
Mother*Elizabeth Kellerman b. 1810, d. c 1836

Family

John Frederick Hill b. 7 Jan 1831, d. 12 Jun 1915
Children
Elizabeth May Hill (1834-1928), Wife of John F. Hill
     Elizabeth May was born on 31 March 1834 at Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA.1 She married John Frederick Hill, son of Henry Hill and Frances Burns, on 1 March 1855 at Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA. Elizabeth May died on 19 May 1928 at Exira, Audubon, Iowa, USA, at age 94.1 She was buried after 19 May 1928 at Exira Cemetery, Exira, Audubon, Iowa, USA.2
Tombstone - HILL, John F 1831 & wife Elizabeth 1834-1928, in Exira Cem Exira Iowa

     Her married name was Hill.1
Last Edited24 Jun 2018

Citations

  1. [S5] Dave & Pat McCord, "GEDCOM, MCCORD, Dave & Pat", Ancestral File.
  2. [S839] Find-a-Grave - Exira Iowa, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi, Birth:      Mar. 31, 1834
    Bedford County
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Death:      May 19, 1928
    Exira
    Audubon County
    Iowa, USA


    Family links:
    Spouse:
    John F Hill (1831 - 1915)*

    Children:
    Ella Iva Hill Brown (1866 - 1934)*
    Delbert Hill (1871 - 1955)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Exira Cemetery
    Exira
    Audubon County
    Iowa, USA

    Created by: Mary Lou Cook
    Record added: Jul 24, 2009
    Find A Grave Memorial# 39841197.