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William Henry OUTHOUSE[1]

Male 1827 - 1915


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  • Born  7 Dec 1827  Peekskill, Westchester, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Moved  1853  Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • William Henry and his wife, Julia Ann, came to WI three years after their marriage, in the winter of 1853, coming by rail to Stoughton, where they hired a team to take them to the home of a friend, Mr. Louis Adams, at Fitchburg. They bought a farm at Fitchburg where they lived until the outbreak of the civil war.
    Residence  Between 1855 and 1862  Dane Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Oakhall 
    Census  1860  Canandaigua, Ontario, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • He is listed as age 32.
    Residence  Between 1862 and 1865  Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Madison 
    • He lived at Fitchburg when he enlisted. Julia was forced to sell the farm while William Henry was in the army. During his absence she rented rooms and lived in Madison, WI.
    Military  1862-1865  Union Army Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Residence  1862-1865  Fitchburg, Dane, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Residence  Between 1865 and 1867  Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Middleton 
    • He became a farmer and owned section 20, P.O. Madison, WI. After the war they moved to Middleton where they lived for nine years. They came to Madison township in 1878. He had 60 acres of land, valued at $4, 000.00 in 1880. (Reference: "War record" and "Dane County History-1880").
    Residence  Between 1865 and 1867  Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Middleton 
    • He became a farmer and owned section 20, P.O. Madison, WI. After the war they moved to Middleton where they lived for nine years. They came to Madison township in 1878. He had 60 acres of land, valued at $4, 000.00 in 1880. (Reference: "War record" and "Dane County History-1880").
    Residence  Between 1867 and 1869  Dane Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Town of Madison 
    Residence  Between 1869 and 1878  Dane Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Town of Middleton 
    Census  1870  Middleton, Dane, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • age 42, personal property value $15,000
    Occupation  1870  Middleton, Dane, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    farmer 
    Residence  Between 1878 and 1911  Dane Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Town and City of Madison 
    • 1907 address is 1912 Madison St., Madison. No address given in 1911 directory, just Madison.
    Residence  Between 1878 and 1911  Dane Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Town and City of Madison 
    • 1907 address is 1912 Madison St., Madison. No address given in 1911 directory, just Madison.
    Census  1880  Madison, Dane, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • age 53
    Occupation  Between 1880 and 1911  Madison, Dane, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    farmer 
    Occupation  Between 1880 and 1911  Madison, Dane, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    farmer 
    Moved  1895  Wingra Park, Madison, Dane, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Religion  Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Methodist 
    Residence  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Canandaigua 
    Residence  1898-1899  Madison, Dane, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Wingra Park 
    _UID  4ABE79936DBB4CF99062049D6A8E0A0E2480 
    Died  22 Aug 1915  Madison, Dane, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 15
    Buried  Madison, Dane, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17, 18
    Person ID  I2720  OuthouseLine2014 | Descendants of Emanuel Henika b. 1757 Germany
    Last Modified  19 May 2014 

    Father  William OUTHOUSE,   b. 4 Sep 1797, Peekskill, Westchester, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1865, Cheshire, Ontario, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rebecca MATTHEWS,   b. 4 Nov 1798, Mt. Pleasant, Westchester, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1866, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1818  Mount Pleasant, Westchester, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1203  Group Sheet

    Family  Julia Ann HENIKA,   b. 22 Dec 1830, Gorham, Ontario, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1915, Madison, Dane, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Sep 1851  Canandaigua, Ontario, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • First child died young and is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery (Published Outhouse Genealogy.) Married by Rev. John Raines, per the published Outhouse Genealogy. Their 60th wedding anniversary in 1911 was in the newspaper (--- Democrat 24 Sep 1911)
    Children 
     1. Son OUTHOUSE, Infancy Or Childhood Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Horace W. OUTHOUSE,   b. 14 Oct 1855, Oakhall, Dane, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1906, Madison, Dane, WI Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Periander (Perry) Vorce OUTHOUSE,   b. 4 Aug 1857, Oakhall, Dane, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1953, Sun Prairie, Dane, WI Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Genevieve OUTHOUSE,   b. 27 Mar 1861, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1930, Madison, Dane, WI Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Fanny C OUTHOUSE,   b. 22 Aug 1876, Dane Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1895, Madison, Dane, WI Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  1 Jan 2007 
    Family ID  F1119  Group Sheet

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    Documents
    Certificate of Exchange for Prisoner of War
    Certificate of Exchange for Prisoner of War
    William Outhouse was taken prisoner at Carrion Crow, Louisiana, on November 3, 1863 and exchanged April, 1964.

  • Notes 
    • William Henry was a farmer. He came to Wisconsin in 1853 and lived near Oakhall (near Madison) until he enlisted in the Union Army at Madison, Wisconsin on August 22,1862. He was taken prisoner at Carrion Crow, Louisianna, on November 3, 1863 and not exchanged until April, 1964 He served in all other battles of his regiment. He served in the army until July 15, 1865. On his return home he bought a farm near Middleton, Wisconsin. He had 60 acres of land valued at $4000.00 in 1880 (Dane Co. History - 1880) They lived there until retirement when they bought a house in Madison, Wisconsin.
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      WILLIAM H. OUTHOUSE, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Madison; came to Wisconsin in the winter of 1853; he first located at Oregon; this county; then moved to Middleton and lived nine years; came to Madison Township in November 1878; he was in the army; enlisted July 1862, in Co. D, 23d W. V. I., and was mustered out the 4th day of July 1865; the regiment was in eighteen battles, and Mr. Outhouse participated in them all with the exception of the time he was in prison; he was taken prisoner at Carrion Crow, La., and was kept seven months before he was exchanged. Mr. Outhouse was born in Westchester Co., N. Y., in 1827. He married Julia Henika, in New York in 1851. Mrs. Outhouse was born in Gorham, Ontario Co., N. Y.; they have four children -- Horace W., aged 25; Perry V., aged 23; Genevieve, age 19; Fanny C., aged 4; one lives in Michigan and the other three live at home. Politics, Republican. Has sixty acres of land, value about $4000.00 Source: History of Dane County, Wis [19]

  • Sources 
    1. [S235] Outhouse Family Bible, (1854).

    2. [S103] Outhouse Family Genealogy, Terry DeFrees, (1990).

    3. [S155] Military Records - Civil War.

    4. [S8] STATON, Marcia.

    5. [S366] Fed Census - 1860 - NY, MF# 832; P 5; F 35 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S103] Outhouse Family Genealogy, Terry DeFrees, (1990).
      William Henry enlisted in the army during the Civil War, July 18, 1862, in Co. D., 23rd W.V.I. He was taken prisoner at Carron Crow, LA, and was a prisoner for seven months before being exchanged. He served in all other battles (eighteen) in which his regiment participated. He mustered out on Jul 4, 1865.
      It is not known for sure why he enlisted. One story, that he did so as a result of an argument with his wife, Julia, was probably untrue, as in one of his letters to her he wrote, apparently in answer to a complaint of hers: "Julia, you wrote that I had told ? that I and you had a quarrel and that was the reason that I had enlisted. Julia, you know better than that. I hope you don't believe what she says. God knows, I had no such thought....". A more likely version is the story told by their grandson, Walter Outhouse. He was told that William Henry and a friend had driven the oxen into town where they were approached by an enlister. William Henry agreed to enlist but said he would have to first take the oxen home and tell his wife. The enlister, who probably had a very good idea of his wife's reaction, agreed, but suggested he go through the formalities of enlisting first. William did, and then was informed that he was in the army now, and that someone else would be sent home with the oxen and would tell his wife. Walter said that Julia had to walk to town, fording streams, to get the oxen and find out where her husband was. What is certain is that William bitterly regretted ever enlisting. Hardly a letter went by without his telling Julia that if he ever got home again, nothing but death would part them. *** Enlisted as a Private on 21 August 1862
      Enlisted in Company D, 23rd Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 21 August 1862
      was POW on 03 November 1863
      Mustered out on 04 July 1865 in Mobile, AL

      *** WISCONSIN 23RD INFANTRY REGIMENT Date of Organization: 30 August 1862 Date of Muster: 04 July 1865

      Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 1 Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 5 Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 40 Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 262

      Battles Fought Battle at Arkansas Post, Arkansas on 11 January 1863 Battle on 14 January 1863 Battle at Port Gibson, Mississippi on 01 May 1863 Battle at Raymond, Mississippi on 12 May 1863 Battle at Champion Hills, Mississippi on 16 May 1863 Battle on 17 May 1863 Battle at Vicksburg, Mississippi on 19 May 1863 Battle at Vicksburg, Mississippi on 20 May 1863 Battle at Vicksburg, Mississippi on 22 May 1863 Battle at Vicksburg, Mississippi on 26 May 1863 Battle at Vicksburg, Mississippi on 23 June 1863 Battle at Vicksburg, Mississippi on 25 June 1863 Battle at Jackson, Mississippi on 10 July 1863 Battle on 16 July 1863 Battle at Carrion Crow Bayou, Louisiana on 03 November 1863 Battle on 05 November 1863 Battle at Sabine Cross Roads, Louisiana on 08 April 1864 Battle at Jackson, Louisiana on 05 October 1864 Battle at Fort Blakely, Alabama on 07 April 1865 Battle at Spanish Fort, Alabama on 08 April 1865 SOURCE: http://linkstothepast.com/waukesha/cvwrinf3.html

    7. [S82] Roster of Wisc Volunteers, (1886), W973.7 W75r..
      Name: «tab»William Henry Outhouse
      Residence: «tab»Fitchburg, Wisconsin
      Enlistment Date: «tab»21 Aug 1862
      Rank at enlistment: «tab»Private
      State Served: «tab»Wisconsin
      Was POW?: «tab»Yes
      Survived the War?: «tab»Yes
      Service Record: «tab»Enlisted in Company D, Wisconsin 23rd Infantry Regiment on 21 Aug 1862.
      Mustered out on 04 Jul 1865 at Mobile, AL.
      Sources: «tab»Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion

    8. [S8] STATON, Marcia.
      He lived at Fitchburg when he enlisted. Julia was forced to sell the farm while William Henry was in the army. During his absence she rented rooms and lived in Madison, WI.

    9. [S84] American Civil War Soldiers, Historical Data Systems, comp., (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999).
      Name: «tab»William Outhouse
      Residence: «tab»Fitchburg, Wisconsin
      Enlistment Date: «tab»21 Aug 1862
      Side Served: «tab»Union
      State Served: «tab»Wisconsin
      Service Record: «tab»Enlisted as a Private on 21 August 1862.
      Enlisted in Company D, 23rd Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 21 Aug 1862.
      Mustered Out Company D, 23rd Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 4 Jul 1865 at Mobile, AL.
      Sources: «tab»97

    10. [S201] Federal Census, 1870 Middleton, Dane, WI, Fam #115 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S24] City Directory, 1911 Madison (DistantCousin.com), pg 356 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S201] Federal Census, 1880 Madison, Dane, WI, Dist 72, Fam#55 (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S200] OUTHOUSE, Clara Brostuen.

    14. [S24] City Directory, Madison, 1898 (Reliability: 3).
      Outhouse William H. (wf Julia A.) ret farmer h (W.P.) Madison Madison, Wis. city directory 1898-9. Contains a complete business, street and general directory. Angell's patent numerical directory, and roster of Wisconsin regiments in the Civil War, list of city, county, state and federal officers, churches, schools, secret and benevolent societies, and public buildings; also, a directory of the faculty, societies and students of the University of Wisconsin (1898-1899) http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/

    15. [S156] Wisconsin Vital Records, Death Certificate - no number available. (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S211] Map of cemetery.

    17. [S286] Forest Hills Cemetery record of burials 1841-1958 (LDS), Film #1412174 (1894-1925)..
      He is buried in Section 4, Lot 8, Grave 2

    18. [S406] Forest Hills Cemetery burial records (website).
      Outhouse, William H. "Father"
      Born: n/g
      Died: 8/22/1915
      Burial Date: 8/24/1915
      military: civil war
      Father's Name: n/g
      Mother's Maiden Name: n/g
      Place of Death: n/g
      Place of Birth: American
      Cause of Death: senility
      Marker: government
      Occupation: n/g
      Perp Care: Yes
      Grave: 2
      Funeral Home: Ftich-Lawrence-Cress
      Vault: casket
      No appl. He was 87 2/3 years old, born in 1827, marker says he died March 29, 1905. He served as pvt in Co. D 23rd Wis Inf. Enlisted 8/27/1862, discharged 7/14/1865.
      Section 4, Lot 008
      Lot purchased 9/10/1892, owner: W.H. Outhouse
      vol 4, pg 127
      10 gr $25 + $200 PC established by Perry Outhouse 5/23/1951

    19. [S354] History of Dane County, (Chicago: Western History Pblg Co, 1880).
      WILLIAM H. OUTHOUSE, farmer, Sec. 20; P. O. Madison; came to Wisconsin in the winter of 1853; he first located at Oregon; this county; then moved to Middleton and lived nine years; came to Madison Township in November 1878; he was in the army; enlisted July 1862, in Co. D, 23d W. V. I., and was mustered out the 4th day of July 1865; the regiment was in eighteen battles, and Mr. Outhouse participated in them all with the exception of the time he was in prison; he was taken prisoner at Carrion Crow, La., and was kept seven months before he was exchanged. Mr. Outhouse was born in Westchester Co., N. Y., in 1827. He married Julia Henika, in New York in 1851. Mrs. Outhouse was born in Gorham, Ontario Co., N. Y.; they have four children -- Horace W., aged 25; Perry V., aged 23; Genevieve, age 19; Fanny C., aged 4; one lives in Michigan and the other three live at home. Politics, Republican. Has sixty acres of land, value about $4000.00