Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Israel Miller Freeman, 1845-1861
Israel Miller Freeman was born on November 1, 1845, and he died of consumption on July 18, 1861. He was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. He was the son of Rev. Lyman N. and Caroline (Miller) Freeman. Rev. Lyman N. Freeman served as the minister of Grace Church in Sandusky, Ohio from 1845-1850. During the Civil War, Rev. Freeman was the chaplain for the 8th Ohio Infantry. An article in the January 30, 1890 Sandusky Register reported that Rev. Lyman N. Freeman had died in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The tombstone of Israel Miller Freeman reminds us of the Freeman family's years in Sandusky, before the Civil War broke out, and before Israel's short life had ended.