Civil War Records of Otto M. Geers

Otto M. Geers


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
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      

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): x


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
USN USS Fort Henry April 3, 1882
8 036
4 488
Oct. 10, 1912 Widow 994 548 753 471 Mass. Lydia Geers

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  18 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

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). 

G.A.R. Personal War Sketch


Date September 12, 1912
Place Stow, Mass.
Cause dysentery
Obituary Maynard News, Nov. 20, 1912
Burial Brookside Cemetery, Stow, Mass.
Survived by Lydia Geers

Additional Information

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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