Noah Culver Jr.

Noah Culver Jr. was born 1820 in Little Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York, the son of Noah Sr. (b. 1779) and Sarah (Fenn, b. 1778).

Connecticut natives Noah and Sarah were married in Connecticut sometime before 1807. A veteran of the War of 1812, Noah Sr. eventually settled his family in Little Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York around 1817. Noah Jr. left New York State and moved west, eventually settling in western Michigan, and by 1860 Noah was a farmer living with and/or working for Oscar Sherburn (who would also enlist in Company I), a farmer in Blendon, Ottawa County.

Noah Jr. stood 5’10” with hazel eyes, brown hair and a light complexion, and was 41 years old and still living in Blendon when he enlisted as First Sergeant in Company I on June 10, 1861. (Company I was made up largely of men from Ottawa County, particularly from the eastern side of the County.) He was possibly related to George and/or Oliver Culver, both of Company K. Noah was reported sick in the hospital from August of 1862 through December, and discharged on January 12, 1863, at York, Pennsylvania, suffering from chronic nephritis and rheumatism.

It is not known if Noah ever returned to Michigan. He was probably living in Missouri Valley, Missouri, sometime in the 1880s when he became a member of the Old Third Michigan Infantry Association. He eventually returned to his home in Cattaraugus County, New York.

In July of 1864 he applied for a pension (application no. 48260), but the certificate was apparently never granted.

He was reportedly buried in Greenwood cemetery in Cattaraugus County, New York, but subsequently reinterred in Steamburg cemetery, Coldspring, Cattaraugus County, New York.