Sunday, February 3, 2013

February Photo Collage Festival - #2

Albert Delbert Gibler

This photo is from a Gibler family collection. Albert was born on 25 August 1863 in Decatur County, Iowa. His parents were Edward Franklin and Rachel Catharine (Bellew/Ballou) Gibler. He married Susan C. Johnson of Mercer County, Missouri. Albert died on 1 October 1932 in Mt. Moriah, Harrison County, Missouri, and is buried in the Hamilton Cemetery in Harrison County. He was actually my husband's 1st cousin 3 times removed.

I first discovered Albert (A.D. Gibler) when I was searching for information on Albert Delbert Gibler who was born in 1843. Most of the records showed that this Albert served in the Civil War and died during that conflict in Port Hudson, Louisiana. However, many records had confused the two men and merged their information. Through careful research, I was able to separate the two in my own family records.

A.D. Gibler was born just one month after his uncle's death, leading to the conclusion he was named for the fallen hero. Albert (1843) was born to James David and Sarah Margaret (Sams) Gibler in Ohio. The family removed to Jones County, Iowa (1852 census); Linn County, Iowa (1856 census); and then to Decatur County, Iowa, by 1860, where they stayed. Albert enlisted in Company I, 34th Infantry regiment on 15 October 1862 which was organized in Burlington, Iowa. He died of "Pernicious Mt. Fever" in an Army hospital on 20 July 1863. ( U.S., Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.)

So while this picture is of one Albert Delbert Gibler, the memories of both men may be honored through their shared names.

This post is part of the February Photo Collage Festival.

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