August 10, 2013

Sunday's Obituary ~ Thomas S. Sorg

Courtesy of Chronicling America

Thomas S. Sorg died in Monroe, 19th of November, 1876, after a severe and painful spell of sickness lasting nearly six weeks.  His age was 34 years, 8 months and 12 days.
Deceased was born at Hesson, Germany, but was brought in infancy to this country.  At the outbreak of the late war he was living in Catahoula parish, and there joined the Confederate army, leaving with the first company.  He was taken prisoner at one time, and spent a term of imprisonment in Fort Deleware, he rejoined his command and served till peace was declared.
Deceased was a citizen of liberal views, a man of kind heart, a neighbor always ready to help and a husband and father devoted to his family.

Photograph by Michelle Woodham at

Thomas S. Sorg married Henrietta Holstein on February 9, 1870 in Ouachita Parish.

The following children were born to this marriage:
Clarence Holstein, 1873-1947
Julia Isabel, 1874-1907 (m. Martin Southern Squyres, 1863-1941)
Camilla Lilla, 1876-1964 (m. Thomas Lovelace Enright, 1873-1944)

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