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Henry Daniel

DOB:  November 27, 1875
DOD:  March 24, 1936
Cemetery Location:  Plot 8 0 12*
Branch:  U.S. Army, Company C, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry
Rank:  Sergeant
Service Dates: May 10, 1895 - December 18, 1900

*Sgt. Daniel's grave was moved when the expressway was built. His wife Anna F. Daniel (U.S. Navy, Storekeeper 2) is buried in Plot 8 0 11.

Henry Daniel was born in the town of Rhine, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, the seventh child of Eduard Daniel and Therese L. Hecker/Snyold. The family were farmers, and he was raised there and in Schlieswig township, Manitowoc County. As a young man, Henry Daniel went to Sheboygan to become a machinist.

At the outbreak of the Spanish American War, Henry enlisted with the 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry and reported to Campy Harvey, Milwaukee. He trained at Camp Thomas, Georgia, and departed for Puerto Rico on July 20, 1898. The unit returned to the United States on September 16, 1898, was mustered out of active service on November 15, 1989, and returned to Wisconsin as the 2nd Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.

Henry married Anna Herwig of Sheboygan and raised 6 children. In 1911, he bought a machine shop in Kiel, Wisconsin. In 1924, because of his military service and experience as a machinist, he was appointed Head Machinist, Soldiers Home, Wood, Wisconsin. He held that position with the VA until his death in 1936.

Henry Daniel was awarded a pension from the VA for his military service. This helped sustain Anna during her widowhood. Both Henry and Anna were active in the VFW.

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