Palmer, Ira

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Ira Palmer, son of Seymour Palmer and Freelove Wilcox (1801) was born on August 17, 1812 at Westerlo.


He was a farmer for all of his life.

Marriage and Children

At about 1834, Ira married Charlotte Maria Weisgerber who was born on 18 Oct 1818 in Berne, a daughter of Jacob Weisgerber born in Schoharie, and Mariah Ecker also born in Schoharie.
Their Children:

  • Tammy Palmer, born about 1837 in Berne
  • Hester Jane Palmer, born February 2, 1839 at Berne
  • Seymour J. Palmer, born April 11, 1840 at Berne was a soldier in the Civil War.
  • Catherine E. Palmer, born at about 1841 at Berne
  • Martha Palmer
  • Amanda Palmer
  • Daniel E. Palmer
  • Sarah B. Palmer
  • Emily B. Palmer
  • James L. Palmer
  • Caroline Palmer
  • Frank Palmer
  • Alice Palmer
  • Charles Palmer

Military Service

Name: Ira Palmer
Residence: Westerlo
Enlistment Date: 2 January 1864
Enlistment Place: Triangle, New York
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 50th Engineers
Company: Company E
Promotion Date: Unknown
Promotion Rank: Full Artificer
Muster Out Date: 13 Jun 1865
Muster Out Place: Fort Barry, VA
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 42
Sources Used:, American Civil War Soldiers


The family lived in Berne and Westerlo before Ira and his wife Charlotte Maria Weisgerber moved to Binghamton, Broome County, NY at about the time of the Civil War.


Charlotte died on July 5, 1878 and Ira died on August 23, 1887 at Binghamton, Broome Co., NY. Both are buried at the Dunham Hill Cemetery, Castle Creek, Broome Co., NY

Ira Palmer Monument at the Dunham Hill Cemetery, Castle Creek, Broome Co., NY


Additional Research Notes

Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the Year 1898

PALMER, IRA - Age 42 years Enlisted January 2 1864 at Triangle mustered in as private Co E January 2 1864 to serve three years promoted artificer date not stated mustered out with company June 13 1865 at Fort Barry Va

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