Month: November 2021

CW Musician

John Wills was a drummer with the 28 NY Infantry and then the 2nd DC Infantry. His headstone indicates “MUSIN”. He was born in New York to German parents, but lived and died here in Newark. In 1880 he is listed in the census as carpenter, but in 1900 he is shown to be a musician. Research by Wesley Shelton.

1st Gas Regiment WWI

Ellis Beesley Jr. served in World War One as a member of Co B 1st Gas Regiment of the 13th engineers Battalion  He grew up in Newark   His parents had emigrated from England in the 1880’s His father was a hatter / furrier and after Ellis returned from the war he worked in the same trade. The 1st Gas regiment…