Doremus, Jeremiah

Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, October 29, 1920
J. Doremus, past commander and one of the well known members of Meade Post No. 2, G. A. R. of this city, celebrated his 85th birthday anniversary at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. C. Hall, of this city, October 17, an event that will long be remembered by the old Civil War veteran.

The evening was spent in music and conversation, after which refreshments were served, the big birthday cake, was prettily adorned with small maple leaves that had been picked and sent from the trees of the old veterans home in Canada, where he and his wife resided many years ago.

Mr. Doremus joined the army as a Civil War soldier in the year of 1862, having entered the service at Whitehall, N. J., where he was born. He served for ten months in the army and was mustered out of service at Newark, N. J. July 3, 1863. He then devoted his attention to traveling representing an oil firm, after which he settled at Birchton, Canada, and then took up the blacksmith trade.

It was residing at this place when he became acquainted with Miss Henriette Pease, who became his wife November 29, 1871. Two daughters were born in Canada, who are Mrs. N. McKillican, of West Linn, Mrs. F. C. Hall, of Oregon City.

Morning Oregonian, Saturday, March 13, 1926
Jerry Doremus.
Oregon City, Or., March 12 – The funeral services of the late Jerry Doremus, veteran of the civil war, past commander of Meade post, No. 2, G. A. R., and also honorary member of Waldo Caufield post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Presbyterian church in this city. Interment will be in Mountain View cemetery, where the civil war veteran will be given a military burial. Mr. Doremus was born at Whitehall, N. J., October 17, 1835, being past 90 years of age at the time of his death. Mr. and Mrs. Doremus celebrated their golden wedding on November 29, 1921, in this city, having made Oregon City their home for over 30 years.


Name: Jeremiah Doremus
Enlistment Date: 3 Sep 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: New Jersey
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company G, New Jersey 27th Infantry Regiment on 19 Sep 1862. Mustered out on 02 Jul 1863 at Newark, NJ.
Sources: Register of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War 1861-65

Name: Jeremiah Doremus
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: New Jersey
Regiment: 27th Regiment, New Jersey Infantry
Company: G
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private


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