Calfrient, Fritz

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The name on his death record is spelled Calfant. Fred was born at about 1833 in Brunswick, Nova Scotia.

Marriage & Children

He married at about 1864, Julia _____ who was born at about 1841 in New York. They lived in Westerlo in 1880 and had the following known children:

  • Henry A. Calfant
  • George Calfant
  • Charles Calfant

Military Service

61st Infantry Battle Flag
Name: Fritz Calfrient
Residence at Enlistment: Westerlo
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[1]
Enlistment Date: 6 Sep 1862[1]
Enlistment Place: Westerlo, NY[1]
Enlistment Rank: Private[1]
State Served: New York[1]
Regiment: 61st Infantry[1]
Company: Company I[1]
Transferred: Company K, no date given[1]
Wounded in Action: July 2, 1863[1]
Wounded at: Gettysburg, PA[1]
Transferred: Company F, December 28, 1864[1]
Discharged : 5 Jun 1865[1]
Muster Out Place: Hospital at Alexandria, VA[1]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18 to serve 3 years[1]. Appears on the 1890 Veteran's census for Westerlo as "Keilephant" Appears on the Town and City Registers as Calfient with no other information except his regiment.

Born Germany, Age 18, Farmer, Light eyes, Light hair, Light complexion, 5'8" tall.[2]

Sources Used:, American Civil War Soldiers; 1890 Veteran's census for Westerlo; Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York


He died on June 11,1899 and was buried at the Hannacroix Rural Cemetery. His widow, Julia, received her pension for his Civil War service on July 10, 1899.


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York
  2. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases