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Peter Fort COUNTRYMAN

Peter Fort COUNTRYMAN[1]

Male 1829 - 1906  (77 years)

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  • Name Peter Fort COUNTRYMAN 
    Born 22 Dec 1829  Watertown, Jefferson, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Pitcairn, St Lawrence, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • farmer
    Residence 1855  Hastings, Dakota, MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1865  Hastings, Dakota, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1900  Hastings, Dakota, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • retired farmer
    Civil War
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    Military Civil War - 2nd Mn Inf, Co D: Pvt  [5
    Occupation County Supervisor: County clerk: Jefferson County, NY; Tozer & Countryman (grocery store) 
    Religion Methodist 
    Died 25 Dec 1906  Hastings, Dakota, MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lakeside Cemetery, Hastings, MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • CIVIL WAR: Private Co. D 2nd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, mustered in 2 Mar 1861 St. Paul. (He was 32 years old) Mustered out 19 Jun 1865 Washington DC, with the rest of his company. Captured by rebel forces about Nov 1864 and spent 7 months in Andersonville Prison.
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      2nd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company D.
      According to 1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows, he enlisted 17 Feb 1865 and was discharged 19 Jun 1865, serving only 3 months, 28 days. Discharged with chronic diarrhea.
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      Republican
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      Peter Fort Countryman was a County supervisor in 1871 and a County clerk in 1872 and 1873.
      Peter F. Countryman was the brother of Levi Nelson Countryman (1832-1924) and was involved in the business of Tozer & Countryman.
      Peter F. Countryman (1829-1906) was born in Jefferson County, New York, moved to Minnesota in 1855, settled in Hastings, Minnesota, initially was engaged in a mercantile business, served in the Second Minnesota Regiment during the American Civil War, subsequently was a farmer, and died in Hastings, Minnesota.
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      Masonic Voice-review, Volume 8
      A NOTED MASONIC FAMILY.
      Death has invaded one of Minnesota's most noted Masonic families and Peter F. Countryman has been borne to the grave by his six stalwart Masonic sons.
      Brother Countryman was born in Jefferson county, New York, December 22, 1829, and died at Hastings, Minn, February 19, and was buried there February 21, 1906, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. Brother Levi Gleason, a retired Methodist minister who went from New York to Minnesota with the Countryman family. Brother Countryman went to Minnesota in 1855, settling on a farm near Hastings, and resided there and in Hastings until his death.
      Brother Countryman received the three Masonic degrees in Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 35, now defunct, at Hastings, and served that lodge as secretary several years. He was a man of large intelligence and sterling qualities and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. While not active in Masonry he was much interested in the institution and lived to see his sons highly honored by and conferring honor upon that grand organization.
      He is survived by six sons and three daughters. The sons, who attended the funeral and bore the body to the grave, are: A. D. Countryman, Appleton, Past Grand Master; L. A. Countryman, Minneapolis, P. M., of Appleton Lodge No. 137 and now secretary of Ark Chapter No. 53 and Deputy Master of Minneapolis Council No. 2, R. & S. M.; F. A. Countryman, Watertown, S. D., P. M. of Kampeska Lodge No. 13, and now E. C. of Watertown Commander -No. 7, K. T.; G. E. Countryman, Aberdeen, S. D., P. M. of Aberdeen Lodge No. 38; M. L. Countryman, St. Paul, Minn., P. M. of Summit Lodge No. 163, and D. M. Countryman, a Master Mason residing in Minneapolis. The daughters are: Mrs. L. A. Cobb, Minneapolis, and Mrs. S. D. Cecil and Mrs. E. H. Markrey of Hastings.
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      Photocopy of a biographical sketch in the History of Dakota and Goodhue Counties, Minnesota, Vol. 2, p. 518 (1910). The sketch notes Peter F. Countryman's partnership with I. B. Tozer in a grocery business in Hastings, Minnesota (circa 1875-1883).
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      Peter Fort Countryman left his farm in Hastings, MN, and joined the 2nd Minnesota Infantry in March, 1861, days after President Lincoln was elected; one month before Gen Beauregard fired on Ft Sumter, marking the beginning of the American Civil War. He was 32 years old and left behind a pregnant wife and 6 children.
      He saw many battles during his enlistment, including the bloody Battle of Chickamauga and the Battle of Atlanta. He fervently believed in the Union cause and bravely performed his duty. He went home on furlough around October, 1864, and saw his son Marcellus for the first time.
      As soon as he returned to his regiment, he was captured by Rebel forces and sent to notorious Andersonville Prison, where he spent 7 agonizing months.
      Andersonville was a fenced-in stockade, with no housing or shelter. Prisoners were thrown into the camp and left to fend for themselves, exposed to the elements with only the clothes on their backs. The prison held up to 45,000 people, of which nearly 13,000 died from disease, starvation, or their battle wounds. Today, Andersonville National Historic Site serves as a memorial to all American prisoners of war.
      Peter Countryman survived the ordeal and returned home when the war ended in April, 1865, just in time to witness the birth of his next son, George. Peter and his wife Elizabeth had 4 more: a total of 12 children.
      Peter was involved in civil affairs, becoming County supervisor in 1871 and a County clerk in 1872 and 1873. He partnered with I. B. Tozer in a grocery business in Hastings, circa 1875-1883. Later in life, Peter returned to farming. His sons all belonged to the Masonic Order and his daughters were members of the Eastern Star, although Peter did not participate.
      Peter died on Christmas Day in 1906 and is buried next to his wife Elizabeth at Lakeside Cemetery, Hastings, MN.
    Person ID I4175  main
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2013 

    Father Daniel B. COUNTRYMAN,   b. 6 Nov 1785, Minden, Montgomery, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1864, Spring Lake, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Mary FORT,   b. 27 Feb 1795, Palatine, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1855, Nininger, Dakota, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married Abt 1822  Jefferson Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1486  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Elvira GLEASON,   b. 27 Mar 1828, Pitcairn, St Lawrence, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1900, St Paul, Ramsey, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 26 Apr 1849  St Lawrence Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ambrose D. COUNTRYMAN,   b. 8 Feb 1850, Fine, St Lawrence, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1927, Appleton, Swift, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Levi Alasco COUNTRYMAN,   b. 16 Nov 1851, Fine, St Lawrence, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1941, Bloomington, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. Florence A. COUNTRYMAN,   b. 9 Aug 1854, Fine, St Lawrence, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ?
    +4. Emily Josephine COUNTRYMAN,   b. 11 Jan 1856, Hastings, Dakota, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1933, Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +5. Harriette Lana COUNTRYMAN,   b. 9 Dec 1858, Fine, St Lawrence, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1926, St Paul, Ramsey, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Mary Eliza COUNTRYMAN,   b. 14 Jan 1859, Nininger, Dakota, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1865, Nininger, Dakota, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
    +7. Marcellus L. COUNTRYMAN,   b. 27 Aug 1861, Hastings, Dakota, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1944, St Paul, Ramsey, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +8. George Edwin COUNTRYMAN,   b. 31 Jul 1865, Hastings, Dakota, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ?
    +9. Daniel Melville COUNTRYMAN,   b. 25 May 1867, Hastings, Dakota, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1950, Bloomington, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +10. Luceba COUNTRYMAN,   b. 5 Dec 1870, Hastings, Dakota, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1948, Hennepin Co, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     11. James Harvey COUNTRYMAN,   b. 1875,   d. ?
     12. John Harvey COUNTRYMAN,   b. 27 Nov 1875, Nininger, Dakota, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1876, Hastings, Dakota, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
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    Countryman Clan
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2016 
    Family ID F1484  Group Sheet