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Algonquin Historic
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Death Takes Charles Dygert

The funeral of the late Charles Dygert was held Monday afternoon form his home on North Main Street, Rev. Robert Dazell officiating.

Misses Zella and Mirtie Jayne and Erma Taylor sang appropriate selections, Six American Legion Members were pallbearers for the Civil war veteran.

Charles E. Dygert was born in Algonquin township Nov. 19, 1840. He was a son of Henry P. and Laura Peck Dygert. Mr. Dygert made his home in or near Algonquin all his life.

During the Civil War he was one of the first to respond to the call of his country, enlisting in July, 1861, and serving until Sept. 21, 1864, as member of Co. H, 36th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was severely wounded twice during the war.

In the fall of 1869 Mr. Dygert was married to Lucina Lucas, who preceded him in death May 13, 1917. He leaves to mourn his passing as stepmother, a sister, Mrs. Emma Marshall of Cresco, Iowa, and two half sisters.

 

Crystal Lake Herald
July 12,1923

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