Pvt. Pierre Hypolite Roiné

Co. K – 2nd Regiment U.S. Reserve Corps Infantry


Pierre Hypolite Roiné was born in France, possibly Nantes.  He married Caroline who was born in Nantes, France on March 10, 1817. They had five children, Henri, Marie, Aimeé Flavié, Hipolite and Gerhard. 

Pierre's occupation was listed as daguerreian, or photographer.  I have a lithograph of his place of business in Nantes, France.

Pierre brought his family and a niece, Francoise "Belcy" Sirot, to New Orleans, Louisiana. They arrived on the Ship Ashland and were joining Pierre's brother, August Roiné and Etienné Cabét.   Cabét was a Frenchman, an author of a book "Voyage En Icarie" which told of a place of equality. He had founded a group, seeking Utopia, called Icarians. 

Pierre and his family traveled up the Mississippi to Nauvoo, Illinois where they lived for a few months, but the group was faced with dissension.  The group had split into the "Majority" and the "Minority". 

Pierre's daughter, Aimeé Flavié, married Frederick Puggé. 

Cabét, the newly wed Puggés, the Roine family and many others decided to leave Nauvoo and come to Saint Louis, Missouri.  They arrived in November of 1856, but within days, Cabét died of a stroke.  He was buried at Old Picker's Cemetery, also known as Riddle and Holy Ghost, near Gravois and Arsenal area.  Roosevelt High School was later built on that site and Cabét's grave was moved to Saint Marcus Evangelical Cemetery on Gravois and River des Peres. 

For a time, the Roinés and Puggés lived in "Cheltenham", an area near Hampton and Manchester, close to the River des Peres. 

Pierre, his son, Hypolite and Frederick Puggé joined the 2nd Regiment United States Reserve Corps Infantry, Company K as Privates.

The 2nd Regiment United States Reserve Corps Infantry was reorganized at St. Louis August 23 to September 20, 1861. Attached to District of St. Louis to October 1861. 4th Division, Army of the Southwest, to May 1862. 2nd Division, Army of the Mississippi, to June 1862. The 5th Division, Army of the Mississippi to August.

SERVICE-Campaign in Missouri October 1861, to February 1862. Guard railroad beyond Rolla, Mo., till May 1862. Ordered to Pittsburgh Landing, Tenn., May 6. Siege of Corinth, Miss., May 22-30. Duty at Corinth Mississippi until August. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., August 12, 1862. Mustered out September 3, 1862.

Regiment lost during service 1 enlisted man killed and 9 enlisted men by disease.

Here Pierre's story ends.  We don't know when or where he died.  His wife, Caroline, son, Hypolite and niece, Belcy returned to Nauvoo, Illinois. 

Caroline died in Nauvoo on January 7, 1893.

Belcy died in Nauvoo on February 28, 1917.

Hypolite died in Saint Louis, January 18, 1929. 

Pierre's daughter, Aimeé and husband Frederick moved to DeSoto, Missouri around 1880.  They had two children: A son, Theodore Hypolite Puggé and a daughter, Caroline. Theodore was deaf and attended school at Missouri School for the deaf, the same school Laura Redden Searing had attended. He was killed in 1921 at Kimmswick, Missouri while walking on the railway track.  He had never married but perhaps had a daughter, Nellie.

Caroline married Otto Hamman.  Their children were Emil, Adolph, Mary, Otto, Henry, Rosa, Fred, Emma, and William.

Otto married Myrtle Kyle, daughter of James and Alice (née Graham) Kyle.

James' father, Henry Kyle was in the Civil War (Volume 3 "Missouri-Our Civil War Heritage" Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865 - Julia Dent Grant, Tent 16)

Otto and Myrtle were parents to Harvey Robert, Dorothy, David, George and Geraldine.  Harvey, David and George all served in World War II.