Ferdinand M Pleis

28 September 2019

Lieutenant Ferdinand M. Pleis was Adjutant of the 106th Pennsylvania Infantry at Antietam in September 1862. He survived that battle, but

Adjutant Pleis had his horse shot from under him and instantly killed by a round shot, before reaching the Hagerstown road.

He was not as lucky at Gettysburg in July 1863. He was hit in the thigh by a piece of artillery shell and died in Philadelphia on 2 August 1863. His carte-de-visite here was sold by J. Mountain Antiques in 2016.

2 Responses to “Ferdinand M Pleis”

  1. Rosie Pleis says:

    I am interested in knowing the parentage of Ferdinand. I suspect he comes from a line originating with a brother to my great great great grandfather in Ostfriesland of Germany. I have the complete early line of the Pleis family from records obtained by a relative in Filsum of Germany from the church records that go back to early 1600.

  2. Brian says:

    Hi Rosie – I don’t have personal knowledge, but a quick look at the LDS genealogy database says his father was Jacob Frederick Pleis (b. 1799) who married (1) Sarah Foering (1803-1834) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on 24 June 1824, 5 children; (2) Ann Morrison (b. 1805) in Philadelphia on 5 February 1835, and she had 5 more children including Ferdinand. There are no earlier generations connected in the database.

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