Updated info from Civil War Pension File for HENRY
C2530-386 Dec. 1902
1. HENRY ZURBRICK was born on 30 MAR 1837 in Cheektowaga, Erie
He was the son of Michael Zurbrick & Saloma Dieffenbach.
He was buried in 1903 in Lancaster Rural Cemetery, Lancaster, Erie co.,NY.
Buried with him are:
"In Memory of Mary R./A. wife of Henry Zurbrick, b. Jan.12, 1844, d. Dec. 20, 1887"
(reverse of Henry's stone.)
Nickolaus Zurbrick, d. May 29, 1886, aged 67yrs., 75 days (b. abt 1811)
Catherine Zurbrick, d. Sep. 10, 1897, aged 69 yrs., 8 mos., 5 days
Henry enlisted for the Civil War on June 6,1861 at Camp Denison, Ohio. (A present-day suburb of Cincinnati.) Had been living in Elizabethtown, Hamilton co., Ohio before enlisting and was occupied as a blacksmith. He was discharged June 23, 1864 at Camp Denison, Ohio and returned to live in Elizabethtown, Hamilton co., Ohio until 1882, then moved to Eggertsville, Erie co., NY until 1884, then moved to Buffalo, Erie co., NY. He was not working in 1902. In 1902 he applied for an invalid pension, and filed several affidavits that swore he was a rugged sound man before his Civil War service, and that he had multiple afflictions after his discharge that continued to persist. In 1902 he was age 65, "his height was 5ft 10.5in, weight 100lbs., hair gray, complexion dark, with dark brown scars on right leg." His address in 1902 was 197 E. North St., Buffalo, NY. Henry died on 3 Aug 1903.
He served in the Civil War in Co. G 6th Reg. of the Ohio Vol. Infantry (known as the "Guthrie Grays"). Henry married Mary Ann Stevens Kelly, who was sister of his brother John's wife Melissa Stevens. One of the affidavits was made by Dewitt C. Hayes (see below), a probable relative on Mary Stevens maternal Hayes line.
Henry was married to MARY
(daughter of Uriah Rye Stevens & Sarah/Sallie Ann Hayes) on 23 JUL 1865 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Ceremony was performed by Mayor Richards. Marriage record on file at the county seat Dearborn co., Indiana (per Civil War Pension file). Note she may have been called Mary (Stevens) Kelly, as her first husband was George Kelly.
MARY STEVENS was born on 12 JAN 1840 in INDIANA. She died on 20 DEC 1887 in NY. Henry Zurbrick's Civil War Pension file said his wife died Dec. 20, 1885, not 1887. She was buried in Lancaster Rural Cemetery, Lancaster, NY.
HENRY ZURBRICK and MARY STEVENS had the following children (birth
obtained in Civil War file) :
i. EMMA ZURBRICK b.Jul
1,1866; mar. Jacob Leininger.
+3 ii. MAHLON ZURBRICK b. May 16, 1868.
+4 iii. WILLIAM S. ZURBRICK b. Oct 8, 1870.
+5 iv. LILLIAN ZURBRICK b. Nov 5, 1874;
mar. Mr. Bullett of Bullet Shoe factory, Alden, NY.
+6 v. WARREN ZURBRICK b. Mar 30, 1883.
All their children must have been born in Elizabethtown, Hamilton
co., Ohio, except Warren, who was apparently born in Eggertsville, Erie
Affadavit by DeWitt C. Hayes on behalf of Henry Zurbrick (pension
"I was a member of Co. G 6th Ohio Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion and know that Henry Zurbrick was a sound and rugged man when he enlisted in June, 1861. I well remember that he took fever and malarial troubles at Camp Elkwater, W. Va. and he had diarrhea there. On the march from Corrinth, Miss. to Inka Spring (?) in May or June 1862, he fell in the ranks from exhaustion and I thought he would die. For the last 18 months or 2 years of the service he complained greatly of cold & catarrh in the head and diarrhea, and of his legs and feet, and one ankle (I think it was the right one) had a running sore on it for a long time. His health for this time was bad and when discharged he was a total wreck physically. He was a very ambitious man and often performed duty when unfit for it. I was a comrade of claimant and saw him nearly every day in the service. From memory these statements are made." DeWitt C. Hayes wrote this and swore before a notary public on Apr. 7, 1891 in his home town of Washington, Daviess co., Indiana, and was age 51 yrs. at the time. Other affadavits said about the same things and were submitted by Solon Bruce - neighbor; Louis Reichert - neighbor;
Henry B. Glazier - seems to be a brother-in-law; Anderson B. Walmsley;
W. S. Getty of Cincinnati - his Captain - said he was a "good, honest, faithful soldier".
[Compiled by Linda Zurbrick O'Halloran from
various sources in Dec. 1999. Linda is the
great-great-grand-niece of Henry Zurbrick.]