Adam Kalb - updated 3/22/2015

Based on review of pension records.

Adam Kalb was born in 1838, the son of Francis (d. 1859) and Catherine (b. 1803).

Francis and Catherine were married in 1825 and Francis died in 1859 in Norton, Muskegon County. Adam and his mother lived near Frank Muhlberg in Muskegon County, who would also enlist in Company C, 3rd Michigan in 1861.

Adam (also known as “Anton”) was 23 years old and residing in Muskegon County when he enlisted in Company C on May 13, 1861. (Company C was made up largely of German and Dutch immigrants, many of whom lived on the west side of the Grand River in Grand Rapids. This company was the descendant of the old Grand Rapids Rifles, also known as the “German Rifles,” a prewar local militia company composed solely of German troopers.)

Adam reenlisted as a Corporal on December 21, 1863, at Brandy Station, Virginia, crediting Ada, Kent County, was presumably absent on veteran’s furlough, possibly in Michigan, in January of 1864 and probably returned to the Regiment on or about the first of February.

Adam was killed in action on May 6, 1864, at the Wilderness, Virginia, and presumably buried among the unknown soldiers at the Wilderness.

In 1864 his mother was living in Muskegon, Muskegon County, when she applied for and received a pension (no. 43186).