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  • ID: ind00512
  • Name: John Giles FONDA
  • Given Name: John Giles
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 08 MAR 1822 in Sand Flats, Montgomery Co., NY 1
  • Note: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=amfonda&id=ind00512
  • Baptism: Dutch Reformed Church, Caughnawaga, Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY 2
  • Death: 10 DEC 1910
  • Age: 88y 9m 2d in Los Angeles, CA 3
  • Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20956427
  • Event: Funeral 4
  • Cremation: Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA 1 2 3 4 5
  • Note: b. Sand Flats, Montgomery Co., NY; bp. Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Caughnawaga, Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY; moved in 1835 to Warsaw, Hancock Co., IL; 1850 & 1860 US Federal Census, Warsaw, Hancock Co., IL; 1855 Illinois State Census (John G Fonda, Warsaw, Hancock Co., IL, 1 male 10-20; 1 male 40-50; 1 female 0-10; 1 female 20-30); 1870 US Federal Census, Fountain View, Hancock Co., IL; 1870 US Federal Census, Humboldt, Allen Co., KS (J. G. Fonda, b. VT, Carpenter); 1880 US Federal Census, Quincy, Adams, IL (Gen Fonda, Wd, b. MA, Civil Engineer); 1885 Kansas State Census (J G Fonda, 63, Civil Engineer, Kinsley, Edwards Co., KS); 1885 Kansas State Census (J H Fonda (J G Fonda), 63, Civil Engineer, Dodge, Ford Co., KS, b. NY, Where from to KS: IL); 1895 Kansas State Census (John G Fonda, 72, Pleasant Valley, Ford Co., KS, b. NY); 1900 US Federal Census, National City, San Diego Co., CA; d. Los Angeles, CA; cremated at Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles and a cenotaph resides in Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, CA (the marker has not been located) [article in the San Diego Union dated May 10, 1911 'Headstones for Soldiers Graves' mentions John G. Fonda (Colonel and Brev. Brig-Gen) military headstone to be placed on his grave in Mt. Hope Cemetery]; o. Surveyor, Civil Engineer, Mayor of Warsaw, Illinois; Illinois State House of Representatives (1867 - J. G. Fonda, Fountain Green); [Served in the Mexican War, 1847-48, at Perote, Mexico, under Gen. Ulysses S. Grant as 2LT, Staff's Cavalry Company]; [US Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 - Name: John G Fonda; Congr. Dist.: 4th; Res.: Hancock, IL; Race: White; Class: 3; Est. Birth: 1820; Marital Status: Married]; [Civil War Service: John Giles Fonda; Warsaw, Illinois; enlisted as a Lieutenant 1st Class on 24-Aug-1861 at the age of 39; commission in Co.G, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Illinois on 24-Aug-1861; resigned Co.G, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Illinois on 27-Dec-1861; promoted to MAJ on 08-Mar-1862 (as of 12th IL Cav); commission in Co.S, 12th Cavalry Regiment Illinois on 08-Mar-1862; promoted to LT COL on 17-Nov-1862 effective 20-Nov-1862 (as of IL 118th Inf); discharged for promotion Co.S, 12th Cavalry Regiment Illinois on 17-Nov-1862; commission in Co.S, 118th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 20-Nov-1862; promoted to COL on 29-Nov-1862 effective 29-Nov-1862; promoted to BGen on 27-Jun-1865; mustered out Co.S, 118th Infantry Regiment IL on 01-Oct-1865 in Baton Rouge, LA (118th Regiment organized at Camp Butler in Sep-1862. Dispatched to Memphis and Milliken Bend. In all engagements from Grand Gulf to Jackson and thence to Vicksburg. In expedition to lower Mississippi. Mustered out October 1, 1865)]; Surveyor 1889 Meade Co., KS; Civil War Pension, Kansas; SAR Member KS#00001 (joined 1893 in Topeka, Kansas); cited in "Civil War High Commands" by John H. Eicher; [R045] Civil War High Commands; [R117a] A Dictionary of All Officers Who Have Been Commissioned, Or Have Been Appointed and Served, in the Army of the United States, 1789-1853; [R017h] History of Hancock County, Illinois; [R034] The Compendium of American Genealogy; [R044] Innes Getty Collection: Jellis Douwse Fonda; [Illinois Public Land Purchase Records Name: Fonda John G, Section: Lots14SESW, 13SWSW, 12NWSW, 11NESW, Price: 125, Total: 20000, Date: 26 July 1850, Volume: 819, Page: 125, Acres: 4000 ea.]; [New York, 1820-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists - Name: John Fonda, Arrival Date: Apr 30, 1850, Age: 32, Gender: M, Port of Departure: St. Juan de Paragra, Last Residence: United States of America, Ship Name: Rawson]; [New Orleans, 1820-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists - Name: J. Fonda, Arrival Date: Mar 30, 1839, Age: 23, Gender: M, Port of Departure: Galveston, Last Residence: United States of America, Ship Name: Columbia]; [Biography in History of Hancock County, Illinois (1880) - John G. Fonda was born on the Mohawk river, in Montgomery County, New York, March 8, 1822. His parents were Giles Fonda and Maria, nee Dockstader. The Fonda family are of Low Dutch descent and the Dockstader, of German. The subject of this sketch came to Hancock county with his parents in 1835, and has regarded this as his home most of the time since. In 1840 he commenced the practice of surveying with J. Wilson Williams, and the greater portion of his life has been spent as a surveyor and civil engineer, in which profession he is engaged at the present time. From 1841 to 1843 he acted as Deputy County Surveyor under J. Wilson Williams. In 1844, in company with Alanson Lyon, he visited the island of Cuba CUB. In 1847 he enlisted as a private in Capt. Stapp's company of Illinois Mounted Volunteers, and went to Mexico; did service between Vera Cruz and the city of Mexico. At the close of the war, the following year, he was discharged as a Lieutenant. In 1849 he was married to Mary McConnell, and the same year was elected County Surveyor, and settled in Carthage; lived there until 1854, when he moved to Warsaw and was appointed an assistant engineer on the Warsaw & Rockford Railroad. In 1860 he spent the summer in Colorado and New Mexico. In July, 1861, he entered the United States Volunteer Service as a Lieutenant in Capt. B. F. Marsh's Company of 2d Illinois Cavalry. In January, 1862, he was appointed Major of the 12th Illinois Cavalry, and soon after placed in command of Camp Butler, near Springfield. In October he was made Colonel of the 118th Vol. Inf., and in December went with his regiment to Louisiana, where he served most of the time in command of a brigade until the close of the war. With his regiment he participated in all the battles about Vicksburg. After the fall of Vicksburg he had command of a cavalry brigade, and was breveted Brigadier-General. After the close of the war, in 1866, he settled on a farm near Fountain Green, and lives there yet. In July, 1877, he was appointed a Commissioner of the Southern Illinois Penitentiary, and still holds the position. In September, 1879, he was appointed Chief Engineer to construct levees between Warsaw and Quincy, to protect the low lands from overflow. This work is still in progress. http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofhancock00greg#page/828/mode/2up]; [Deaths - Fonda - At 321 South Thomas street, December 10, 1910, Gen. John G. Fonda, a native of New York, aged 88 years. Funeral services at Evergreen chapel, Monday, 2 p.m. Late member of Stanton Post, G.A.R. Friends invited to attend. Remains at John R. Paul chappel, 2031 North Broadway. Los Angeles Times, December 12, 1910]; [Col. John G. Fonda died at his home in Los Angeles, Cal., December 10th. Mr. Fonda, who was in his 88th year, suffered a stroke of paralysis three years ago and has been in declining health since that time. He was a son of Giles Fonda, residing in the house formerly occupied by the Rev. Washington Frothingham at Fonda many years. In 1835 the family removed to Illinois but in the following year returned to Caughnawaga. In the spring of 1837 the family removed to Johnstown and there the deceased attended the old Johnstown academy and was a member of a Sunday school class taught by Daniel Cady. A few years later the family removed to the west and in his latter years, Mr. Fonda was a successful business man of Los Angeles. Col. Fonda had a brilliant military career. He was brevetted brigadier general, United States volunteers to date from June 28, 1865, for meritorious services. Amsterdam NY Evening Recorder and Daily Democrat, December 31, 1910]; [All U.S., Returns from Military Posts, 1806-1916 - Name: John G Fonda; Military Place: Port Hudson, Louisiana; Return Period: May 1864]; [All U.S., Returns from Military Posts, 1806-1916 - Name: John G Fonda; Military Place: Camp Butler, Illinois; Return Period: Nov 1862]; [All U.S., Returns from Military Posts, 1806-1916 - Name: John G Fonda; Military Place: Baton Rouge Barracks, Louisiana; Return Period: Sep 1865]; [All U.S., Returns from Military Posts, 1806-1916 - Name: Johns N Fonda; Military Place: Baton Rouge Barracks, Louisiana; Return Period: Apr 1867] >> www.fonda.org <<



    Father: Giles Hanson FONDA b: 13 JUN 1789 in Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., NY
    Mother: Maria Bauer DOCKSTADER b: 09 JAN 1791 in Sand Flats, Montgomery Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Mary MCCONNELL b: 22 SEP 1826 in Pennsylvania
    • Married: 10 DEC 1849 Religious Marriage in Hancock Co., IL
    • Note: [Illinois County Marriages - John G. Fonda; Birth Date: ; Marriage Date: 1849; Spouse: Mary Mcconnell; Marriage Place: Hancock]
    Children
    1. Has No Children Julia FONDA b: 1855 in Warsaw, Hancock Co., IL
    2. Has Children Frank John FONDA b: 03 MAY 1857 in Warsaw, Hancock Co., IL
    3. Has No Children Mary Ellen FONDA b: 10 JAN 1859 in Warsaw, Hancock Co., IL

    Marriage 2 Kate Rebecca FREEMORE b: MAY 1850 in Pennsylvania
    • Married: 16 AUG 1882 Religious Marriage in Hannibal, Marion, MO
    • Note: m. Hannibal, Marion, MO

    Sources:
    1. Title: Civil War High Commands
      Military
      Publication: Stanford, CA
      Publisher: Stanford University Press
      Publication Date: 2001
      Issue: M6
      Edition: pp.238,636,662,745,821
      Author: Eicher, John H.
      Note:
      WarCivilCommands
    2. Title: A Dictionary of All Officers Who Have Been Commissioned, or Have Been Appointed and Served, in the Army of the United States, 1789-1853
      Volunteers and Militia of the States, Navy and Marine Corps
      Military
      Publication: New York, NY
      Publisher: G.P. Putnam and Co.
      Publication Date: 1853
      Issue: M12
      Author: Gardner, Charles K.
      Note:
      War1812Officers
    3. Title: The Compendium of American Genealogy
      The Standard Genealogical Encyclopedia of the First Families of America (1600s-1800s)
      Compendium
      Publication: Baltimore, MD
      Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Co.
      Publication Date: 1968
      Issue: C10
      Author: Virkus, Frederick Adam
      Note:
      CompAmerFirstFam
    4. Title: Innes Getty Collection: Jellis Douwse Fonda
      Fonda Family
      Publication: New York, NY
      Publisher: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
      Publication Date: 1957
      Issue: F12
      Note:
      FondaJellis
    5. Title: History of Hancock County, Illinois
      together with an outline history of the State, and a digest of State laws (1880)
      Geographic
      Publication: Chicago, IL
      Publisher: C. C. Chapman
      Publication Date: 1880
      Issue: G8a
      Edition: 1036 pgs.
      Media: Website / URL
      Author: Gregg, Thomas
      Note:
      GeoILCoHancock
      Page: pp. 829-830
      Note: GeoILCoHancock
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