Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Colonels of Spring Grove - Daniel Weber

Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on December 13th, 1833, Daniel Weber's civilian life included serving as a U.S. customs official, working as a blacksmith, clerk of Probate Court, and as a livestock commission merchant after the war.  He also was sheriff of Hamilton County from 1869-70.

Weber's Civil War career started on July 20th, 1861 as first sergeant of Company D, 39th Ohio.  He was promoted to second lieutenant on July 31st, first lieutenant on September 1st.  In 1864 he was promoted to captain of Company I on March 7th.  He would then serve on the staff of Brigadier General John Fuller that same year.  Promoted to major on January 29th, 1865, then lieutenant colonel on February 10th, and finally colonel on May 18th before being mustered out on July 9th.

Weber would pass away on October 7th, 1892 and is buried in Section 17, Lot 25.

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