Pvt. Joseph Schraner Sr.
Co. G - 41st Regiment, Missouri Infantry Volunteers
Joseph was born circa 1846 in Switzerland. He came to America when he was about 8 years old. His family settled in St. Louis, Missouri. Joseph became a rope maker.
He enlisted in the 41st Regiment in August 1864 as a private at Benton Barracks, Missouri. His regiment served garrison duty in St. Louis. The regiment was mustered out in July 1865.
Joseph married Pauline Mueller in 1874. Their families had come over to the United States on the same boat. Joseph and Pauline had four girls and three boys. Mallinckrodt Chemical Company employed him.
Joseph died in 1912. He is buried at Friedens Evangelical Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.