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Posted by: Alexander Clark (ID *****8807) Date: December 29, 2004 at 14:56:29
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RABEDEW, Julia Wells Rabedew
"Grandma" b. Jul 30, 1832 - d. July 18, 1905 (73 yr 11 mo 12 da) –Edwards Cemetery Eagle County Colorado-[This information provided by both Muriel Reynolds and Esther KLATT retired Eagle Co. school teacher and resident of Edwards] . Della Cruzan also says that Julia Wells Rabedew was her grandmother. This family name was spelled Rabedeaux by Edith Cruzan Larkin in her book. I have also seen Robidow. In some census info After 1869 she is listed as the widow Rabedew. She usually had one or two of her older children and a couple grand children living at her house.

Husband: Theodore Rabedew Senior.
1830 to March 1869
Born circa 1830-32. Said to have died around age 37-39 (March 1869 at Dunham IL) from consumption. Listed in the 1850 Essex county New York census as being 21 years old. Occupation listed as (nailer), claims his place of birth as Canada. Again listed in the 1860 census in Harvard (Dunham) Illinois. His occupation is list as day laborer. His age then was listed as being 30. His origin is list as Canada or France. Note that his kids were sometimes listed as NY natives and sometimes as French Canadians. Seems it depended on the attitude of the census taker. He seems to be the only Rabedew who spelt his name this way. So he probably changed it when entering from Canada.
Theodore Senior was enlisted in two IL infantry units.

1st, Enlistment Date:08 August 1862
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served:Union
Enlisted as a Private on 08 August 1862
Enlisted in Company C, 95th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 04 September 1862.
Received a disability discharge Company C, 95th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 10 March 1863 ***Note this unit saw lots of combat action. The list of battles goes on for over a page.

2nd, enlistment Company "C" 142nd Illinois Infantry
This unit was mustered for 100 days and was made up of veterans of the 95th. They were assigned railway station and supply security duties. Probably because most of them were on the sick and wounded list from previous battles.
His 2nd discharge:
REBEDEW, Theodore       Private       from Dunham IL       Enlisted Jun 18, 1864       Mustered out Oct 26, 1864


Theodore Rabedew Jr:
Born May 1848 in NY,
Theodore Rabedew in 1885 Eagle County Colorado Census. Then age 37. With Wife Elva Cross-Rabedew (born Oct 1851) age 34, son Joshua age 14, daughter Julia Ann then age 12, and daughter Eva age 2. Also 1887 land tract recording in Eagle County Colorado. According to his brother’s obituary, he was still living in Minturn Colorado at the age of 92. Said to have enlisted at age 16 in last year of civil war. His wife and kids were all born in IL. His kids went to school with his younger brothers. Occupation listed as MINER
Della Cruzan refers to this Theodore Rabedew as her Uncle Theo. Or Uncle Thea. She said that she like spending time with him and that she also played with one of his daughters that everyone called “Olive” born May 1895 to Theodore Jr and Elva. She said that he had a dairy and a Horse Stable. Apparently he was also involved in local mining as well.
Civil War Record:
Theodore Rabedew JR
residence: Dunham, IL
Enlistment Date: 11 Feb 1865 Joined when he was 16.
side served: Union
State served: IL
Unit numbers: 334, 334
Mustered out 21 Sep 1865 Co B 153 IL Infantry
This unit had occupation in former confederate cities duties.
CA Death Record Index:
Theodore Rabedew Jr
birth date: 01 May 1846 in NY
death date: 07 Jan 1942 in Los Angeles
Mother's maiden name: Wells
Father's surname: Rabedew

Charles aka Charlie Rabedew:
According to Obituary he was born in Harvard IL on February 7 1858. The 1939 obit claims he was 81 or 82 years old. Since he was listed as being 27 years old in the 1885 census, his actual birth date should have been 1858. He was listed as being born in IL. This would also be correct since his brother Theodore was 92 at the time of his death. He was buried at the Edwards Cemetery in Eagle County Colorado. Occupation listed as MINER

William aka Will Rabedew:
Listed as 29 in 1885 census. And listed as the brother of the others. This would place his birth date circa 1856. Census data says he was born in IL. Occupation listed as MINER.
William Rabedew that was shot and killed at the "Battle of Wilbur" in 1894 in Teller county.
Rabedew, William
Old message from the area: “ Not much mining except for some of the Rabedew brothers who worked in the Leadville mines for awhile. Also in Battle Mountain.”
It seems WILLIAM had been sworn in as a deputy. "They" went to the end of the railroad to Wilbur. He was found shot through the heart May 24, 1894. Never knew if he was the only casualty or any details of the battle.

Salina Rabedew: 1870 Harvard Dunham Illinois census, listed as being 16 years old and living at home with her mother Julia. mentioned by Della Cruzan.

RABEDEW, Carrie Myrtle
b. Nov 8, 1855 - d. Nov 13, 1899 grave near Julia Wells Rabedew’s. nothing else found. She was 44 at her death so was she one of the Rabedew Wives or a spinster daughter. This is the same grave area as Charles. Possible Charles Wife.

Alice Jane Rabedew:
Born in 1860 or 1861in IL. Listed in the 1870 Dunham Illinois census as being 9 years old. Married Marshall Tuttle Cruzan, Mother of Jennie Mae Cruzan –Clark.

George Rabedew:
Listed in obit as the brother of Theodore and Charles. Also listed as an uncle by Della Cruzan. He was listed as being age 16 in the July 1884 student census and 18 in the 1885 Eagle County census. So he was born around 1867 in IL. He was still alive and living in Minturn Colorado in 1939. He married Lillie Ingram Born Oct 1878, on 4 July 1898. He may be the George who died on 03-19-1946 and is buried at the Green Mountain Cemetery in Eagle County Colorado.

Frank Rabedew:
Listed as being 16 in the 1885 census and living in the same house as George and William. This would put his birth date around 1869. He is listed as being born in IL

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