Acton Memorial Library
|USN||USS Fort Henry; Nita||March 29, 1862 in New York||April 15, 1865||under the name John Brown|
|USN||after the war also served on the Powhatan, Richmond, Lancaster, Colorado, Hartford, Franklin, Wabash, and New Hampshire||re-enlisted May 25, 1865; Jan. 25, 1872; and Oct. 18, 1875.||Oct. 12, 1878|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|USN||USS Fort Henry||April 3, 1882
|Oct. 10, 1912||Widow||994 548||753 471||Mass.||Lydia Geers|
Recorded as member no. 96 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1).
|Date||September 12, 1912|
|Obituary||Maynard News, Nov. 20, 1912|
|Burial||Brookside Cemetery, Stow, Mass.|
|Survived by||Lydia Geers|
Photograph of Otto Geers (above), Color Bearer of Issac Davis Post G.A.R. (Acton Memorial Library Archives, 77.11.1).
Otto Geers was born in Finland in 1837 and resided in Stow, Mass. after the war. He married Lydia Whitman in Stow in 1879 (source: pension file).
Childs, History of Stow, pp. 98-99.
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