Monday, March 18, 2013

John L. Fink Orderly Books

From the Manuscripts Division of the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan, a finding aid for John L. Fink Orderly Books, 1812-1815:

"These two orderly books were kept by John L. Fink, captain and later lieutenant of the 13th Infantry, United States Army, headquartered at Sackets Harbor, New York, during the War of 1812."
"On October 13, 1812, at the Battle of Queenstown, Fink was taken prisoner by the British and sent to Quebec."  "He participated in the Battle of Plattsburg in September 1814."

His last census (he died in 1850):

United States Census, 1850
event place:  Bushwick, Kings, New York
Household Gender Age Birthplace
John L Fink M 66 New York
Deborah Frink F 39 New York
Elizabeth B Frink F 13 New York
John S Frink M 9 New York
Charles B Frink M 7 New York
Catharin Hyen F 62 Holland


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