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Jasper N. Tounzen Pension Papers
Posted by: Carrie Date: February 05, 2001 at 21:31:29
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[I tried to transcribe this exactly as it was on the papers,
unfortunately some parts are faded to the extent that I am having difficulty making out all of
the writing. Where I couldn't make it out, I put the ___again. If anyone has a copy of these
documents that are still clear and readable, I would welcome the completion of any words
that were unreadable on my copy of these documents. Thanks. Carrie]

 Declaration for Original pension of an invalid.

State of Missouri, county of McDonald, SS:
       On this 13th day of July, AD., one thousand eight hundred and
seventy six personally appeared before me County Court Clerk, the
same being a court of record within and for the County and State
aforesaid, JASPER N. TOUNZEN, age 34 years, a resident of Baladan,
County of McDonald, State of Missouri, who being duly sworn
according to law, declares that he is the identical JASPER N.
TOUNZEN who enlisted in the services of the United States at
Newtonia, County of Newton, State of Missouri, on the 10th day of July,
in the year of 1864 as a private in Co. “K”. Commanded by Captain
J.M. Ritchey of the 15th Regiment of Missouri Volunteers, in the war of
1861 to serve one year and was honorably discharged at Springfield,
State of Missouri on the 1st day of July, in the year of 1865; that while in
the service aforesaid, and in the line of his duty, received the following
disability, to wit:
“About the 15th of Sept. 1864 at Newtonia, MO I lost the sight of my left
eye entirely and my right eye is very much effected.”
I was never in the military or naval service of the United States prior to
July 10, 1864, nor since July 1st, 1865, that since leaving the said
service this applicant has resided in the (nothing written in space) of
(nothing written in space) in the State of MO and ARK, and his
occupation has been Farming; that prior to his entry into the service
above named he was a man of good sound physical health, being, when
enrolled a Farmer; that now he is greatly disabled from obtaining his
subsistence from manual Labor in consequence of has above named
injuries received in the service of the United States and that he makes
this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension
roll of the United States by reason of the disabilities above stated; that
he hereby (writing crossed out)
that his post office is at Baladan, County of McDonald, State of
Missouri, that his domicile of place of abode is McDonald County

Attested                                                 JASPER N. TOUNZEN
W.F. (Or could be T.) Morgan                            [mark]       
Also personally appeared W.F.Morgan, residing at Granby(?) MO, and
Z.T. Murphy residing at P_n_nell, appeared whom I certify (there is a
line of typing that has faded out to the point of being unreadable)
were present and saw JASPER N. TOWNSEND, the claimant sign his
name or make his mark to the foregoing declaration: that they have
every reason to believe, from appearance of said claimant and their
acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents
himself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this
Sworn to and sub-scribed before me this 10th day of July A. D. 1876
and I hereby certify that the content of the above declaration, etc., were
fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnessed before
swearing; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the
prosecution of this claim, witness my signature and office ane the day
above mentioned
                                          Court Clerk
                                          McDonald County, MO


State of Arkansas, County of Crawford, SS.
on this 4th day of December A.D. 1885; personally appeared before me
Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for the aforesaid County duly
authorized to administer oaths.
NOAH A. TOUNZEN age 25 years, a resident of Van Buren in the
County of Crawford and State of Arkansas Whose Post Office akkress
is Van Buren, Crawford Co., ARK.
“Jasper N. Tounzen is my cousin. And he and all of our family here
always spelled all of our names ‘TOUNZEN’ and the proper name of
said cousin is JASPER N. TOUNZEN”.

I further declare that I no interest in said case and am not concerned in
its prosecution.
N. A. Tounzen
signature of affiants
Certificate No. 324658
                                   DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
                                          Bureau of Pensions,
                                          Washington, D.C. January 15, 1898.
       In forwarding to the pension agent the executed voucher for your
next quarterly payment please favor me by returning this circular to him
with replies to the questions enumerated below.
                                          Very respectfully,
                                                 Mckay Evans
1st. Are you married? If so, please state your wife’s full name and her
maiden name. Yes, Orlena Catherine Dobbs.
2nd When, Where, and by whom were you married?
       1863 – Madison Co., Ark. – Runnels-(?)
3rd What record of marriage exists?
       Huntsville ARK. Clerks Office.
4th Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your
former wife and the date ane place of her death or divorce.
5th Have you any children living? IF so, please state their names and the
dates of their birth.
       W. S. Tounzen 26 years
       H. C. Tounzen 24 years.
                                                               [HIS MARK]
Date of reply, 5/4, 1898
(I can’t make out the signature)
general affidavit.
Before executing this affidavit the claimant is requested to read carefully the instructions and
conform thereto in every particular as far as the facts will allow.
Published by Charles & William B. King, No 916 F Street, Washington D. C.

State of Arkansas
County of Crawford
       In the Pension Claim of JASPER N. TOUNZEN, late of Co. “K”,
15 Reg’t. Cav.Vols., personally came before me a Circuit Clerk, in and
for the aforesaid County and State,
HYMEN N. TOUNZEN, who, I hereby certify, is a respectable and
credible person, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to the
aforesaid claim, as follows:
“I live near Jasper N. Tounzen. I am with him more than any one else
when he has occasion to go about. He can not see to go about without
some one to aid him. He can not see a ditch or move or anything that
would be in his way. He can not see to the left any person by sight no
matter how close he is to them. I have frequently heard him ask of ___
whereabouts. When they were near him. I have been at his house at
meal time quite often in the last two months. I have been with him for
most of the time since the war. I have been away from him for about a
year until about two months ago. I came back to near where he lives. I
can plainly discern that he is a great deal worse than when I left him.
He can not see to hold his plate at the table. And can only feed himself
as the victuals are placed on his plate.
       He further declares that his post Office address is Van Buren,
County of Crawford, State of Arkansas, and that he is not interested in
said claim or concerned in its prosecution.

If affiant makes his mark, two persons must attest by signing
their names on the lines below:
B.P. Bust
J.S. James
                                                               [HIS MARK]
ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890.
       NOTICE– This may by executed before any officer duly qualified to administer oaths.
State of Indian Ter., County of Dist. #11, SS;
       On this 15th day of Oct A.D. one thousand nine hundred and four
personally appeared before me, a Notary Public
within and for the County and State aforesaid, ORLENA C. TOUNZEN,
a resident of Maple, County of Dist. # 11, and State of Indian Territory, who, being
duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of JASPER N.
TOUNZEN who enlisted under the name of JASPER N. TOUNZEN, at Newtonia,
MO. On the 10th day of July, A.D. 1864, in Co “K” 15th Reg’t MO Cav. Vols. And
served at least ninety days in the late War of the Rebellion, and was HONORABLY
DISCHARGED        on the 1st day of July, 1865, and died at Maple, in the State of
Ind. Ter. On or about the 10th day of Aug. 1904. That she was married under the
name of ORLENA C. ROBBINS to said JASPER N. TOUNZEN on the 25th day
of Dec. 1863, by don’t know, at Madison Co., ARK. There being no legal barrier to
said marriage.
“I was married to James Robbins who was killed time of war 61 & 65.”

       That she has not remarried since the death of the said JASPER N.
TOUNZEN who was not employed or paid in the Army, Navy or Marine service of
the United States after the date of his discharge from the above-mentioned
       That she has not heretofore applied for pension.
       That she makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the
pension roll of the United States, under the provisions of the Act of June 1890. That
she hereby appoints Nathan Bickford, of Washington, D. C. her true and lawful
attorney, to prosecute her claim, and hereby agrees to allow him a fee of $10.00
when the claim is allowed, and that her post office address is Maple, County of Dist
# 11, State of Ind. Ter.
                                                 ORLEANA C. TOUNZEN
                                                        [her mark]
H.N. Tounzen
C. Moseley

Affiants should Sign at the End of their Written Statements. Signatures
by Mark Must be attested by Signatures of Two Persons who Write Their

       In the pension claim of ORLEANA C. TOUNZEN, wife of JASPER N.
TOUNZEN late of Co. “K” 15 Reg’t. MO CAV. VOLS.
       On this 8th day of Dec. A.D. 1904 personally appeared before me a
Notary Public, inand for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer
oaths, HYMAN N. TOUNZEN, aged 58 years, whose Post-Office address is
Muldrow, Ind. Ter., and E. L. TOUNZEN, aged 48 years, whose Post-Office
address is Muldrow, Ind. Ter., well known to me to be reputable and entitled
to credit, who being duly sworn, declares each for himself, in relation to
aforesaid case as follows:
       “I, Hyman N. Tounzen, was present when Orleana C. Tounzen Nee
Robbins was married to Jasper N. Tounzen, Dec., 1863, Madison Co., ARK.
And have been ___ acquainted with them ever since. And they lived
together as man and wife up to the husbands death. I know from my own
personal knowledge that Jasper N. Tounzen had never been married before
he married Mrs. Robbins. I, E. L. TOUNZEN, have been acquainted with
JASPER N. TOUNZEN, and his wife ORLEANA C. TOUNZEN for the last
seventeen years and they have lived together as man and wife up to his
death. And we know from our own personal knowledge that she has not
remarried since the death of her husband and that the claimant has no kind
of profit ___ or personal. And she is supported by her own actions and she
has no income from any source.       
                                                 Hyman N. Tounzen
                                                 E. L. Tounzen
Connie Moseley
Willis Pruitt
                                                        US PENSION OFFICE
                                                               Jun 9 1905

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