James Stringer (1833 - 1879) and Maria (Abt. 1831 - ?)

James Stringer was born Abt. 09 Nov 1833 in Caledon, Ireland (Mullaghmossa Townland) and christened 09 Nov 1833 in Caledon, Ireland (Aghaloo, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland).  He was the son of John Stringer  (Abt. 1806, County Tyrone, Ireland - Abt. 17 Apr 1848, Derrykintone, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland) and Susanna Collins (Abt. 24 Mar 1804, Caledon, Ireland (Aghaloo, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland) - Abt. 07 Jul 1847, Derrykintone, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland).  He died 09 Nov 1879 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA.  He married Maria (b. abt. 1833, Ireland) about 1854, probably in New Jersey. They had three children:

     Margaret Stringer (Abt. 1855, New Jersey, USA - ?)
     Sarah Stringer (Abt 1858, New Jersey, USA - ?)
     Mary Jane Stringer (Abt 1861, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA - ?)

Notes for James Stringer:

Church of Ireland Aghaloo, St. John's Caledon Baptisms 1825-1855 (MIC/1/326/A/1-4): Baptised 9 Nov 1833 James to John and Susan Stringer - he is a labourer - residing in the townland of Mullaghmossa.

Ancestry.com immigration records: the ship Hannah Kerr, arriving May 5, 1849 into New York City from Belfast, Ire., contained the passengers: Jane Stringer (12 yo), James Stringer (15 yo) and Sarah Stringer (19 yo). These are the only Stringers on the Hannah Kerr, but the next passenger is Eliza Collins 18.

1860 census, St Louis Ward 10, St Louis (Independent City), MO: James Stringer 26 Tile Cutter IRE; Maria 29 IRE; Margaret 5 NJ; Sarah 2 NJ.

American Civil War Soldiers Name: James Stringer Side Served: Union State Served: Missouri Service Record: Enlisted as a Private. Enlisted in Company D, 1st Engineers Regiment Missouri. Sources: 304 [brother's letter said James was in what looked like Co. H, but definitely was Engineers Regiment]


1st Regiment Engineers

Organized February 17, 1864, by consolidation of Bissell's Engineer Regiment of the West and 25th Regiment Missouri Infantry. Attached to Defenses of Nashville & Northwestern Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to August, 1864. Engineers Sherman's Army to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Assigned to duty on line of Nashville & Western Railroad rebuilding road from Nashville to the Tennessee River February 18 to May 10, 1864; then on line of Nashville & Northwestern Railroad building Blockhouses, repairing and protecting road until August 15. Ordered to Join Army in the field and march to the Chattahoochee River, Georgia, August 15-25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. At Atlanta until November 15. March to the sea November 15-December 10. In charge of Pontoons, Army of the Tennessee. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S.C., February 2-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Columbia February 15-17. Lynch's Creek February 26-27. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24-April 10. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 3-7. Mustered out July 22, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 16 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 146 Enlisted men by disease. Total 163.

1870 census, St Louis Ward 10, St Louis (Independent City), MO: Stringer (indexed as Stunger), James 36 file cutter Ireland; Maria 40 Keeping House Ireland; Marg't 15 at home NJ; Sarah 11 IL; Mary 9 MO.

Missouri Death Records, 1834-1931 Name: James Stringer Death Date: 9 Nov 1879 Birth Date: abt 1833 Ireland County: St Louis Death Location: Resd 1801 Broadway Race/Ethnicity: White Age: 46 Gender: M (Male) died at the city hospital from concussion of brain from accidental fall. Calvary Cem.

Notes for Maria:

1880 census, Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO: Stringer, Maria 50 at home IRE IRE IRE; Margaret 25 house keeper NJ IRE IRE; Mary Jane 19 works in store MO IRE IRE.

1900 census, Alton Ward 2, Madison, Illinois: Stringer, Maria head 70 Mar 1830 Wd 7ch 1liv IRE IRE IRE imm 1850 here 50y no occ listed. [age and birth correct but not conclusively her].

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