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TARNO, William Henry Fredrick

TARNO, William Henry Fredrick[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1818 -

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  • Born  27 Nov 1818  Mecklenburg, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  14C26F76D72CA54CA05C9E89FFCA4E9C853B 
    Notes 
    • 1 _UPD 10 APR 2012 14:15:14 GMT-6


      Henry Fredrick William Tarnow was born 27 November 1818 in Germany, most likely in Rostock, Mecklinburg Schwerin. According to the Muster and Descriptive Roll of Company E, Henry was 5' 6" tall, with gray eyes; dark hair and light complected. According to family history, our Henry left Germany to avoid fighting in a war for causes he felt were unjust. We do not know when he came to America, in which ship he made the journey, or the port of entry. Henry was 30 years old when he filed a Declaration of Intention to become an American Citizen in St. Louis, Missouri on 31 March 1849. (Several attempts at getting this record have failed) Henry Tarnow and Nancy Sheffield were married 26 August 1855 in Jefferson County, Missouri and he became a U.S. citizen ~ renounced all allegiance to foreign Power "and particularly to the Grand Duke of Mecklinburg Schwerin of whom he is at present a subject" ~ 20 April 1860 in St. Louis, Missouri.
      If we have Amandus' place of birth correct, the family was in Atchison, Kansas by 20 January 1862. Why did Henry leave Missouri? Did the talk of Civl War disturb him? Remember this was a man with ant-war sentiments. What was the planned destination and how did the family travel? Overland Stage ? Were they delayed at Atchison? The county government had strong views on slavery . Was Henry encouraged to join the War between the States?
      Within the last week (Sept 25th), Mary K. Jones discovered a reference to Henry Tarnow, of Atchison, Kansas; enlisting in the Union: Co K., 13th Infantry Regiment Kansas on 20 September 1862; and deserting on 19 October 1862 in Drywood Creek, Kansas. According to Civil War history books, soldiers had to travel through unfamiliar territories with wooded areas and rugged terrains; ocassionally separated from their ranks; and reported as deserters by their superior officers. Is that what happened in this case? Or, was Henry forced to join the fight and escape shortly after his enlistment? We do not have proof this is our Henry. Mary is requesting the military records from NARA. If this was our Henry, was he related to John Tarnow, another soldier who joined the same Regiment?
      We do not know when Henry left Kansas and return to Missouri. We believe he was the same Henry Tarnow who joined for 1 year service in the Union, Company E, 144th Infantry August 23, 1864 at Alton, Illinois by Lt. Col A. F. Rogers; Mustered into service Sept 7, 64 by D. M. Farland at Alton, Madison County, Illinois; Mustered out July 14, 1865 at Springfield, Illinois by Capt Hall.
      Muster and Descriptive Roll of Company E
      Description Nativity
      Soldier's Name Rank Age Feet Inches Hair Eyes Complexion Occupation Town State

      Tarnow, Henry Private 45 5 6 Dark Gray Light Married Farmer Alton Germany
      We know Henry and family were in Jefferson County, Missouri by 1870 when he and family were enumerated as follows:
      Population Schedule of the Ninth Census of the United States 1870 - Roll 783 Missouri Volume 14 (1-393)
      Jefferson County, Meramec Twp., Line 9
      85 / 85 Taurna, Henry 52 M W School Teacher 500/200 Mecklenburg
      Nancy 36 F W Keeping House Missouri
      Mary 13 F W At School do
      John 13 M W do do do
      Charles 12 M W do do do
      Amandus 8 M W do do
      Augustus 6 M W do do
      Henry 5 M W do do
      Nancy 2 F W do do
      Children of Henry Tarnow and Nancy Sheffield are:
      Mary Margaret Tarno , b. 05 May 1857, MO; d. 09 August 1923, Woodruff County, AR.
      John William Tarno , b. 29 March 1858, MO; d. 01 September 1926, Kaufman, Kaufman County, TX.
      Charles Henry Tarno, b. 30 May 1859, MO.
      Albert Lorenzo Tarno, b. 05 September 1860; d. 28 August 1861.
      Amandus M. Tarno , b. 20 January 1862, (Atchison County?) KS.
      Andrew Jackson Tarno, b. 30 January 1863; d. 13 October 1866.
      James Augustus Tarno, b. 14 January 1865; d. 16 March 1878, According to M.E. Harding, " Gussie died at 14" .
      Henry Edward Tarno , b. 09 August 1866, MO; d. 31 December 1933, Flint, Genesee County, MI.
      Nancy Meleta Elizabeth Tarno , b. 05 January 1869; d. 30 December 1945, Center Point, Howard County, AR.
      Agness Tarno, b. 09 January 1871; d. Abt. 1873, According to M.E. Harding, "Agness died at 21/2 years old ".
      According to a family member, Henry Tarnow died 25 March 1880. I do not know the source for this information and we do not know where he died. Most of his children were living in Lindsey households when the 1880 Woodruff County, Arkansas census was enumerated. His daughter, Mary married December 1879 in Woodruff. If Henry date of death is correct then we must assume he died in the same county. I do not know if Bible records exist for the Tarno / Tarnow family.
    Person ID  I30  McGough_Tarno
    Last Modified  11 Aug 2017 

    Father  TARNOW, Joachim Jacob Daniel,   b. 14 Sep 1782, Mecklenburg, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1830, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  CRULL, Agneta Dorothea Elisabeth,   b. 28 Oct 1788, Mecklenburg, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1826 
    Married  Aft 1815  , Mecklenburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  EEA415B42B21F646A3AC7056F0FC54053DC2 
    Family ID  F19  Group Sheet

    Family  SHEFFIELD, Nancy,   b. 3 Mar 1834, Jefferson, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1874, Jefferson, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married  26 Aug 1855  Jefferson City, Cole, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  640D30756056C4479AD44E112D425CD645BA 
    Children 
     1. TARNO, M.M.
     2. TARNO, J.W.
     3. TARNO, A.
    Family ID  F18  Group Sheet

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    1. [S1] GEDCOM File : Gedcom_BU from web.ged, Edward McGough.

    2. [S18] Henry F Tarne in entry for John William Tarne, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976".

    3. [S19] Henry Tarnow, "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920".

    4. [S20] Henry F. Tarno in entry for John William Tarno, "Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973".

    5. [S21] Henry F. Tarno in entry for John William Tarno, "Texas Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973".