Charles F. Beaner
 
 
CHARLES F. BEANER

Birth Date:    1 Jan 1841
Birth Place:    Point of Rocks, Maryland
Death Date:    28 Oct 1925
Death Place:    Glen Ellyn, DuPage, Illinois
Burial Date:    2 Nov 1925 ⁄ Forest Hill Cemetery  Lot #95*
Death Age:    84
Occupation:    Retired
Race:    Black
Marital Status:    W
Gender:    Male
Residence:    Glen Ellyn, DuPage, Illinois
Father Name:    David Beaner
Father Birth Place:    Maryland
Mother Birth Place:    Maryland
Spouse Name:    Mary L. Beaner

Charles and his wife Mary were the first people of color to live in the village and they were the first to sell ice cream and bread. Charles had been a slave and had served with the Union Army during the Civil War.

Name: Charles Beaner
Side: Union
Regiment State⁄Origin: U.S. Colored Troops
Regiment Name: 38 U.S.C.I.
Regiment Name Expanded: 38th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
Company: "C"
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Rank Out Expanded: Corporal

UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS
38th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
Overview:
Organized in Virginia January 23, 1864. Attached to U.S. Forces, Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to June, 1864. Unattached, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to August, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps, Army of the James, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 25th Corps, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Corps, and Dept. of Texas, to January, 1867.
Service:

Duty at Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., till June, 1864. Operations against Petersburg and Richmond June, 1864, to April, 1865. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 29-30. Deep Bottom October 1. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. Duty in trenches north of James River before Richmond till April, 1865. Occupation of Richmond April 3, 1865. Duty in the Dept. of Virginia till May. Moved to Texas May 24-June 6. Duty at Brownsville and at various points on the Rio Grande and at Brazos Santiago, Indianola and Galveston, Texas, till January, 1867. Mustered out January 25, 1867.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 42 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 192 Enlisted men by disease. Total 237.
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Charles and Mary had two adopted daughters. This is from the 1900 Census:

Name:    Anna Steele
Age:    19
Birth Date:    Feb 1881
Birthplace:    Illinois
Home in 1900:    Milton, Dupage, Illinois
Race:    Black
Gender:    Female
Relation to Head of House:    Adopted Daughter

This is from the 1910 Census:

Name:    Josephine Williams Burke
Age in 1910:    14
Birth Year:    1896
Birthplace:    Illinois
Home in 1910:    Milton, DuPage, Illinois
Race:    Mulatto
Gender:    Female
Relation to Head of House:    Adopted⁄Foster Daughter


CHARLES F. BEANER

Birth Date: 1 Jan 1841
Birth Place: Point of Rocks, Maryland
Death Date: 28 Oct 1925
Death Place: Glen Ellyn, DuPage, Illinois
Burial Date: 2 Nov 1925 ⁄ Forest Hill Cemetery  Lot #95
Death Age: 84
Occupation: Retired
Race: Black
Marital Status:    W
Gender:    Male
Residence: Glen Ellyn, DuPage, Illinois

Father's Name: David Beaner
Father's Birth Place: Maryland
Mother's Birth Place: Maryland
Spouse's Name: Mary L. Beaner

Charles and his wife Mary were the first people of color to live in the village and they were the first to sell ice cream and

bread. Charles had been a slave and had served with the Union Army during the Civil War.

Name: Charles Beaner
Side: Union
Regiment State⁄Origin: U.S. Colored Troops
Regiment Name: 38 U.S.C.I.
Regiment Name Expanded: 38th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
Company: "C"
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Rank Out Expanded: Corporal

UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS
38th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Overview:

Organized in Virginia January 23, 1864. Attached to U.S. Forces, Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North

Carolina, to June, 1864. Unattached, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to August, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps,

Army of the James, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 25th Corps, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 25th

Corps, and Dept. of Texas, to January, 1867.


Service:

Duty at Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., till June, 1864. Operations against Petersburg and Richmond June, 1864, to April, 1865.

Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 29-30. Deep Bottom October 1. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. Duty in

trenches north of James River before Richmond till April, 1865. Occupation of Richmond April 3, 1865. Duty in the Dept. of

Virginia till May. Moved to Texas May 24-June 6. Duty at Brownsville and at various points on the Rio Grande and at Brazos

Santiago, Indianola and Galveston, Texas, till January, 1867. Mustered out January 25, 1867.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 42 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 192 Enlisted men by

disease. Total 237.
++++++++++++

Charles and Mary had two adopted daughters. This is from the 1900 Census:

Name: Anna Steele
Age: 19
Birth Date: Feb 1881
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1900: Milton, Dupage, Illinois
Race: Black
Gender:    Female
Relation to Head of House: Adopted Daughter

This is from the 1910 Census:

Name: Josephine Williams Burke
Age in 1910: 14
Birth Year: 1896
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1910: Milton, DuPage, Illinois
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Adopted⁄Foster Daughter

Charles F. Beaner Tombstone
                  PhotoResearch Notes:


1. "The Story of an Old Town -- Glen Ellyn" by Ada Douglas Harmon'
2. "Glen Ellyn's Story and her neighbors in DuPage" by Blythe P. Kaiser and Dorothy I. Vandercook
3. "Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls"

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