The Grave of Captain Louis Hillebrand, Company B 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. Louis was born in Manheim Germany on March 4th 1834. He moved to Philadelphia and had a Gymnasium on Ninth and Arch Streets. He mustered into Service at The Skukill Arsenal on August 2nd 1861, one year Later he Resigned on August 1st 1862.
Philadelphia Inquirer (PA), April 10, 1912, p. 5:
Various local German-American organizations, especially the Philadelphia Turnegeminde, are beneficiaries of the will of the late Louis Hillebrand, who died on April 2, at his late residence, 257 North Sixth street, leaving an estate valued at more than $200,000. The will was admitted to probate yesterday.
A large part of the estate will revert to the Turnegemeinde, of which Mr. Hillebrand had been a member since 1851 [?]. The amount to be given the organization will be determined by the executors of the estate F. Herman Voigt, Henry Schimpf and Henry Schwemmer, all of whom are members of it.
The will also provides for the appointment of a committee of five men, all members of the Turnegeminde, to watch and guard the body during the time prescribed by the laws and customs of the State, and "to take special care not to allow doctor or physician to perform any autopsy or port-mortem examination of my body or to make any experiments with it of any kind under any circumstances whatever."
According to the petition filed, the will was executed March 18, 1909. Several bequests, amounting to $10,500, are made to a sister-in-law, nephews and nieces, and then the following to different organizations:
German Society of Philadelphia, $2000.
German Hospital of Philadelphia $1000.
Pennsylvania Hospital, $1000.
Philadelphia Maennerchor Society $1000.
Junger Maennerchor Society of Philadelphia $1000.
Philadelphia Rifle Club (Schuetzen Verein), $1000.
Freie Gemeinde, $1000.
German Theatre Realty Company, $1000.
Philadelphia Journalisten Verein, $1000.
Franklin Lodge, NO. 154, F. and A. M., $1000.
Post No. 2, Grand Army of the Republic, $1000.
Survivors' Association of the Twenty-Third Regiment , Pennsylvania Volunteers, $1000.
The four sections of the Philadelphia Turngeminde, the Pioneer, the Saenger, the Bowling and the Alters Riege, $500 each.
Workmen and employes of the Star Lock Works, employed by the former firm of Hillebrand & Wolf; and who are employed by the present firm at the time of Mr. Hillebrand's death, $2000, to be divided in equal parts among them. Louis V. Wolf is president of the company.
Note. The estate was challenged by a nephew who felt his uncle had been unduly influenced to leave his estate to these organizations.
Note. According to the abstract of his death certificate, he was born in Manheim, Germany, son of Johann Hillebrand. He was a retired Lock Manufacturer. Crematory ashes went to Mount Vernon Cemetery.
Louis Hillebrand died on April 2nd 1912 in Philadelphia. He is buried at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Philadelphia in Section B, Lot 253, Grave 1. You can view a Photo of him on Page 22 of The Original Photos Page.
||The Grave of Private Patrick Harvey, 23rd Pennsylvania,Gompany G. Patrick was mustered into service at The Skuykill Arsenal on August 28th 1861 and placed in Company G. At the Battle of 2nd Fredericksburg on May 3rd 1863 he was wounded. On September 8th 1864, the 23rd PA was mustered out of service after their three year enlistment had ran out. Patrick re-enlisted and just nine days later was killed at the Battle of 3rd Winchester on September 19th 1864. A Special Thanks to Rebecca Morel, Find A Grave Volunteer, for the Photo of Patrick Harvey's Grave|
||The Grave of 2nd Lt. Arthur F. Keene, Company B, 23rd PA . Arthur was born in 1838. He was mustered into Service on August 2nd 1861 as a Private in Company F. Promoted to Quartermaster Sgt. in March of 1862. Promoted again to 2nd Lt. on July 15th 1862. He died in Philadelphia on March 25th 1866 and is buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Sectioon A Lot 7-10, G 1/2.