George Karker

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George F. Karker was born in about 1837 in Wright, Schoharie Co, NY to Isaac Karker (B. abt 1815, D. unk) and his wife Eliza.[1] His Karker ancestors were among the first settlers of Carlisle, Schoharie County.

Marriage & Children

Before 1862, George married a woman named Elizabeth A., whose maiden name is unknown.[1] She was several years younger than he, having been born in about 1842.[1]

They had the following children:

  • Isaac J. Elmer Karker (B. Nov 19, 1861, D. after 1930)[1]
  • Orson M. Karker (B. July 31, 1863, D. after 1930)[1]
  • Armedia Eugenia Karker (B. Arpil 7, 1866)[1]
  • Mille E. Karker (B. Oct 24, 1871)[1]
  • George W. Karker (B. abt 1875)[1]
  • Martin L. Karker (B. abt 1879)[1]

Military Service

Name: George Karker[2]
Enlistment Date: 6 Apr 1864[2]
Enlistment Place: Albany, New York [2]
Enlistment Rank: Private[2]
State Served: New York[2]
Regiment: 61st Infantry[2]
Company: Company E[2]
Wounded in Action on: 8 May 1864[2]
Wounded at: Spotsylvania, PA [2]
Discharged for wounds: 10 Mar 1865 [2]
Discharged At: US General Hospital, Washington, DC[2]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 27 to serve 3 years.[2]George served for 1 yr and a month. George filed an application for his Civil War pension in the 1860s. The 1890 Census recorded that he had a disability as a result of losing his right arm.
Sources Used:, American Civil War Soldiers; 1890 Veterans census, Berne, Albany Co., NY:, Civil War Pension Index, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York


George was born in Wright, Schoharie Co, NY as were his children.[1] He was living there in the 1880 census and was recorded as a laborer.[3] By 1890 Veterans census, he was recorded as living in West Berne, Albany Co, NY.[4]


George's exact death date is unknown although it was after 1880.[1] He was buried at Beaverdam Cemetery in Berne in an unmarked grave.<ref>Dutch Settlers Society transcription of the stones in the BerneCite error: The opening <ref> tag is malformed or has a bad name


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  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Annual Report of the Adjutant General or the State of New York
  3. 1880 US Census, Wright, Schoharie Co, NY
  4. 1890 US Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY