Spencer was born at about 1837 in Bainbridge, Cayuga County, NY. His parents were deceased before 1850 and he lived in Wisconsin, then returned to New York by 1860 and lived in Westerlo.
Marriage & Children
He married at about 1869, Jennie Smith who was born at about 1848. They lived in Albany in 1870 with her mother, Elizabeth, in their household. Spencer was a sash maker.
They had no children
|Enlistment Date:||1 Oct 1861|
|Enlistment Place:||Kingston, NY|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||80th Infantry or 20th Infantry|
|Wounded in Action on:||30 August 1862|
|Wounded at:||Manassas, VA|
|Discharged for Disability on:||10 Dec 1862|
|Discharged at:||Washington, DC|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 25. Aka Dederick, Dedrich|
|Sources Used: 1860 census, Westerlo, NY; Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General for the State of NY for the year 1901|
His widow, Jennie, received her pension based on his service on October 25, 1897 in New York.
Additional Research Notes
- Civil War Pension Records @ Fold3.com