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individual record

id
first
middle
last
dob
dod
cod
625AnthonyRuhl8/10/1940

veteran
exhumed
purchaser
cemetery
TRUEFALSEAdams Street

lot
plot
indigent plot 12, marked with ceramic lot marker
relations

military branch
date served
war
Army1880-1885"Indian War"

rank
medals
unit
N/AN/A1st and 8th US Infantry

military comments
N/A

military sources
"Persons buried in Adams St. Cemetery", City of Berea Records

comments
Possible: 1920 US Census, age 62, b. in Indiana, wife Selena, Occ-shoemaker. Residence: Ward 20 Cleveland Addison Rd. Obituary from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 11 Aug 1940: "Anthony Ruhl. In the Indian wars that disturbed the Mexican border region around [illegible], Anthony Ruhl, 84, who died yesterday at his residence in Berea, participated in events the remained vivid in his memory until his death. He served in the First and Eighth United States Infantry. He often recounted how he had a personal acquaintanceship with the famous William F. Cody ("Buffalo Bill"). Mr. Ruhl also knew Gen. John Pershing when Pershing was a []ing officer. For many years after retiring from the army, Mr. Ruhl was in the arch supporter business in Perry, O., and in Painesville. Mr. Ruhl has lived with friends in Berea since 1935. There are no immediate survivors." Obituary from the Berea Citizen, 16 Aug 1940: "Indian Fighter, 84, Dies Here. Anthony Ruhl, 84, survivor of Indian war days on the western frontier, died at the home of Berea friends with whom he had made his home for five years, last Saturday. He served in the First and Eighth United States infantry in the Indian wars on the Mexican border around 1874. He was acquainted with Wm. F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody and also knew Gen. John J. Pershing when the latter was a young officer. After retiring from the army, he was in the arch supporting business in Cleveland, and in business in Perry and Painesville. No immediate relatives survive." A newspaper clipping from the Berea Historical Society indicated that his grave was once marked, but the stone was stolen in 1988. In 2007, his grave was located in the 20th century indigent section, marked with a ceramic circle, number 12. A replacement military stone has been ordered. Located but not information not entered: funeral record, pension records. Berea's untitled list of indigent burials states, "12, Anthony Ruhl, white, Indian War Vet, Aug 10, 1940."

sources
"Persons buried in Adams St. Cemetery", City of Berea Records Anthony Ruhl obituary, Cleveland Plain Dealer, 11 Aug 1940, p. 19-A. Anthony Ruhl obituary, The Berea Citizen, 16 August 1940, p. 9 (contributed by Drew Shaw) Anthony Ruhl lot marker photograph, Jeremy Feador, 2007. Berea's untitled list of indigent burials, Anthony Ruhl.