Birth Date: 1840, in Pittsburgh, PA.
Date of Death: June 8, 1901. (aged 61 years).
Enlistment Date: April 18, 1861, at Brooklyn, to serve 3 years. Mustered in May 23, 1861 as private Company E. (aged 21 years).
Description: 5 Feet, 5 ½ Inches, Florid Complexion, Brown Hair, Blue Eyes.
Muster Out Date: June 6, 1864 at New York City
Promotions: To Corporal, March 1862. To 2nd Lieutenant January 18, 1864.
Wounded/Sick: Sick from September 10, 1862 to November 1862.Wounded in action at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863. Wounded by gun shot in right knee.
Taken Prisoner: Captured July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg PA, released July 3, 1863.
Details: On detached service at regimental Post Office May 23, 1861 to December 1861. Assistant to Provost Martial per special order 28, from February 20, 1864 through March of 1864.
Marriage Date and Place: March 26, 1868 to Lydia W. Johnston by Bishop Falkner at the home of Joseph Marfing.
Fathers Name: Michael Egolf
Mother's Maiden Name: Mary MacManus
Wife's Father's Name: Ruben Johnston
Wifes's Mother's Maiden Name: Patience Woodley
Last Known Address :
Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn NY.
57 Lynch Street, Brooklyn, NY.
54 Skillman Ave, Brooklyn NY.
250 ½ Classon Ave., Brooklyn, NY.
Last Pension Rate:
Francis Joseph Egolf, Born April 1st, 1870.
EGOLF-On Saturday, June 8, 1901, JOHN A. EGOLF, in the 61st year of his age. Funeral services at his late residence, 250 ½ Clason Ave, Brooklyn, Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock sharp. Members of U.S. Grant Post No. 327, G.A.R.; Fourteenth Regiment War Veteran Association and the Steam Engineering Mutual Aid Association of the Brooklyn Navy Yard are invited to attend.
EGOLF-Fourteenth Regiment War Veteran Association: This association will meet at 250 Clason av, 7:45 P.M., Tuesday, June 11, to attend the funeral services of our late comrade, JOHN A. EGOLF.
C.J. MAHONEY, President. Wilber F. Rossell, Secretary.Source: The Brooklyn Eagle June 10, 1901