+-- Daniel Henshaw | c1817-1891 | | Americus Xaverus Henshaw ---+ B: 1847 | D: 1910 | +-- Emily - c1817-1892 M: Annie W. Harbke +-- Louis A. Henshaw, c1875-? +-- Ettie Annie Henshaw, 1883-1950
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(Americus Xaverus Henshaw)a,b    (Xavaras Henshaw)c
Born Jul 18 1847, Adams County, Illinois.c,d,b,e,f,g,h
During the Civil War, Americus served as a private in Company C, 47th Iowa Infantry.a,i    Enlisted as a private on May 7 1864, age 18.    He declared his residence as Wapello, Iowa.    Enlisted in Company C on Jun 4 1864; mustered out Sep 28 1864 at Davenport, Iowa.    Distinguished service.j    Note: also serving in Company C, 47th Iowa Infantry, was brother Solon C. Henshaw.a,i
On Sept. 28th, 1864, Private Americus X. Henshaw was discharged in Davenport, Iowa from Co. C, 47th Regiment of Iowa Infantry Volunteers having served 100 days and reaching the expiration of his enlistment.    He was described as being 18 years of age, 5 ft. 6 in. high, florid complexion, grey eyes, light hair and by occupation, when enrolled, a farmer.    Discharge signed by J. F. Millar, Capt. 14th U.S. Infantry (mustering officer) and witnessed by Capt. John H. Shields, Commander, C Co.f
Americus was shown in the 1870 census at age 23 living with his parents in Wapello County, Iowa.    His occupation was shown to be telegraph operator, as was his brother Daniel.b
He married Annie W. Harbke.k,l    Annie was born about 1855, Illinois.e
On May 2 1875, in Missouri, Americus X. Henshaw applied for a pension as invalid veteran of Company C, 47th Iowa Infantry.k
Americus and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 12 1880), Bolton Township, Cowley County, Kansas:e
On May 4 1910, in Missouri, Annie Henshaw applied for a pension as widow of Americus X. Henshaw, veteran of Company C, 47th Iowa Infantry.n
Photo: Americus Xaverus Henshaw gravestone Evergreen Cemetery h
(a) U.S. National Park Service - "Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System":
(b) 1870 census, Chillicothe Cass Township, Wapello County, Iowa; page 45, line #16, dwelling #4, family #4.
(c) 1850 census, Grant County, Wisconsin; roll M432-998, page 3, line #15, dwelling #28, family #30.
(d) 1860 census, Cass Township, Wapello County, Iowa; page 590B, line #9, dwelling #10, family #10.
(e) 1880 census, Bolton Township, Cowley County, Kansas; roll T9-377, ED 170, page 459D, line #31, dwelling #107, family #108-109.
(f) Contribution from Donald Joseph Porter () citing:
1864 army discharge papers for Americus Xaverus Henshaw.
(g) Burials in Evergreen Cemetery, Desoto Parish, Louisiana; USGenWeb Archive.
(i) Civil War Service Records; http://www.ancestry.com.
(j) American Civil War Soldiers; http://www.ancestry.com.
(k) Civil War Pension Index; http://www.ancestry.com.
(l) California Death Records database; RootsWeb:
(m) Contribution from Donald Joseph Porter () citing:
Deaths recorded in an old family bible.
(n) National Archives and Records Administration. "General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934":
"Civil War Pension Index". [database] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.
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