Frederick Teadt

Frederick Teadt was born in 1824 in Mecklinburg, Germany.

Frederick immigrated to America and had settled in western Michigan before late 1861.

He stood 5’2” with blue eyes, brown hair and a light complexion and was a 37-year-old farmer possibly living in Kent County when he enlisted in Company B on November 19, 1861, at Grand Rapids for 3 years, and was mustered on December 23 at Detroit. He was absent sick in January of 1862, and reported AWOL in August. He reenlisted on December 23, 1863, at Brandy Station, Virginia, was subsequently absent on veteran’s furlough in January of 1864 and probably returned to the Regiment on or about the first of February. He was transferred to Company E, Fifth Michigan infantry upon consolidation of the Third and Fifth Michigan Regiments on June 10, 1864, and was mustered out on June 20 or July 5, 1865.

After the war Frederick returned to Michigan.

He was married to Maine native Almira or Mena (1834-1903), and they had at least two children: Jay (b. 1864) and Anna (b. 1870).

By 1880 he was working as a and living with his wife and children on Grand Rapids Street in Middleville, Barry County.

He was living in Middleville in 1883 when he was drawing $4.00 per month for rheumatism (pension no. 177,825, dated October of 1880).

Frederick was living in Middleville in 1884 when he attended the Sixth Annual Reunion of the Soldiers and Sailors, at Battle Creek, Calhoun County. He was living in Thornapple, Barry County in 1890. Indeed, he probably lived the remainder of his life in Middleville.

Frederick married his second wife Flora E., possibly in Middleville.

He was a member of the Old Third Michigan Infantry Association and G.A.R. Hill Post No. 159 in Middleville.

Frederick died July 28, 1913, in Middleville and was buried in Mt. Hope cemetery, Middleville.