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GREENSKY Jacob 1st MI SS Co. K

Modified on Tuesday, 14 June 2011 01:09 PM by Patricia Hamp Categorized as Deaths, Marriages, Military


  • Home: not listed
  • Enlisted: 2 September 1864 at Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan
  • Age At Enlistment: 18
  • Term: 1 year
  • Mustered In: 2 September 1864 Co. K, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters
  • Rank In: not listed
  • Mustered Out: Discharged at Alexandria, Virginia on 22 June 1865

Source: Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in The Civil War 1861-1865 Michigan Adjutant General Dept. Call No. E514.3 M62 V. 44 First Michigan Sharpshooters

Alternate spellings of Last Name:


Muster Out Rolls

  • Name: Greensky Jacob
  • County of Residence: Oceana
  • Muster Out Date: June 22 1865
  • Remarks: Mustered Out
    Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Michigan, For The Years 1865-66, Vol. III

1890 Veteran Census

none found

1894 Michigan State Veteran Census

none found

1883 Pensioners Michigan

none found

Pension Card

  • GREENSKY Jacob
  • Late Rank: -
  • Co. K 1 Reg. Mich S.S.
  • Date Of Filing: 1880 July 2
  • Invalid: Application No. 407.565 Certificate No. 236.586
  • Widow: Application No. 374.134 Certificate No. 268.988
  • Minor: Application No. 708.513 Certificate No. -
  • Died: June 25, 1888 at Hayes Tp. Charlevoix Co., Michigan

Source: NARA Film T289 Roll 244 Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861-1900

Non Military Vital Record Data

  • Birth Date:
  • Birth Place:
  • Death Date: June 25, 1888
  • Death Place: Hayes Twp. Charlevoix Co., Michigan
  • Burial Cemetery: Possibly Greensky Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Hayes Township, Charlevoix, Michigan
  • Parents: Peter Greensky and Susan
  • Marriage: 29 March 1866
  • Marriage Place: Charlevoix, Emmet Co., Michigan
  • Wife: Esther Duerney or Wa-zhe-me-gaw
    • Children:
    • Peter born August 1869 in Michigan
    • Alice born 15 September 1872 at Charlevoix, Charlevoix, Michigan
    • George born 23 January 1878 in Hayes, Charlevoix, Michigan - married 5 July 1905 in Charlevoix, Charlevoix, Michigan to Susie Fisher
    • Jane born 3 August 1884 in Hayes, Charlevoix Michigan

NOTE: Esther Duerney Greensky born Northport, Leelanau, Michigan in 1851 and daughter of John Duerney and Mary Ann Manahemeguguay remarried 05 Oct 1890 at Hayes Twp, Charlevoix, Michigan to Reuben Willis

Marriage 2

Marriages, 1856-1931, Vital Records, Emmet County, Michigan
  • P. 62 No. 107. Received 28 June 1866
  • Jacob Greensky, age 20, of Susan Lake {site of Greensky Hill UMC founded by his father Peter}
  • Ester Wa-zhe-me-gaw, age 16, of Kah-go-ji-wing.
  • In Charlevoix, 29 March 1866, John A. Horton, Justice of the Peace

Submitted by: from Family History Center Microfilm, No. 0966507, Order No. 777074, Locale: U.S.A., Michigan

1860 Federal Cenus

Author Note: This is the only Jacob Greensky found in the area. The age if off from the military records but is in line with the 1870 census below. The father's name is probably correct as Jacob named his first son the same. Emmet Co. Michigan, Township of Charlevoix (not a county as of yet) Michigan Post Office: Mackinac Page 35 Date: 14 June 1860
  • Peter Green Sky 45 Male Ind Preacher 207 305 born Michigan
  • Susan Green Sky 30 F Ind. born Michigan
  • Jacob Green Sky 13 M Ind born Michigan
  • Henry Green Sky 10 M Ind born Michigan

Annuity Payment

Annuity Payment Roll for the Ottawas and Chippewas of Michgian and the Grand River Ottawa for the year 1861
14. Peter Greensky 1 male adult 1 child Total 2 Payment $9.24
(Chief Shaw wan day se of Little Traverse Band)

1870 Federal Census

Charlevoix, Charlevoix, Michigan Page 10 Date: 17 August 1870Post Office: Charlevoix
  • Jacob Green-Sky 24 M Ind. Farmer 250 born Michigan
  • Esther Green-Sky 20 F Ind. Keeping House born Michigan
  • Peter Green-Sky 9/12 M Ind. At Home born Michigan in August 1869

Michigan Land Records

  • Name: Jacob Greensky
  • Land Office: SAULT STE. MARIE
  • Sequence #: 1
  • Total Acres: 80
  • Signature: Yes
  • Canceled Document: No
  • Issue Date: 19 Aug 1875
  • Mineral Rights Reserved: No
  • Metes and Bounds: No
  • Statutory Reference: 24 Stat. 388
  • Multiple Warantee Names: No
  • Act or Treaty: February 8, 1887
  • Multiple Patentee Names: No
  • Entry Classification: Indian Allotment General
  • Land Description: 1 N½NE MICHIGAN-TOLEDO STRIP No 35 N 5 W 22

Other Sites

Sharpshooters in Grants Army by Charlevoix County History Preservation Society

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