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Images from the
Thirty-eighth Regimental Reunion
16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Loudonville, Ohio
September 17-18, 1913
Web Author's Notes:

Research has shown the first two images, below, to be the home of Pvt. Isaiah Donald, Company B. The first image is the home as it was during the 1913 Reunion and the second shows the home as it looks today.

Referencing the first image, below, veteran soldiers of Company B, 16th OVI, pose for reunion photo, in September, 1913, on front porch of unknown home. Back of photo captioned Uncle Donald & Aunt Suzie in middle. No first name of Donald is found on the regimental roster, however, an Isaiah Donald was a member of Company B and married a Susan Linhart after the war. These are likely the Uncle Donald and Aunt Suzie written on the back of the photo, below. See the gravesite and obituary of Isaiah K. Donald.

Update 3/1/14: An image of Isaiah Donald has been found in the minutes of the Company B Reunion, 1907, and that image matches the man sitting next to the door. It can then be assumed the woman next to him is, indeed, his wife, Susan Suzie Linhart Donald. The federal census of 1910 indicates Isaiah and Susannah Donald lived on Union Street in Loudonville.

Note most of the men seem to be wearing their white reunion ribbons. This reunion was held 52 years after the formation of the 16th OVI three-year regiment.

See a high resolution (longer download) version of this image

Names of the various soldiers in the photo are not known but based on the records of the 38th Reunion, the following soldiers from Company B attended:

Captain R. W. Liggett, Lakeville, Ohio

Corp. B. F. Wilson, Holmesville, Ohio - possible - back row 3rd from left

Corp. M. F. Strock, Brookfield, Mo. - identified - sitting back row, fourth from left

Corp. Samuel Frizzell, Killbuck, Ohio

Private Joseph Christopher, Killbuck, Ohio

Private I. K. Donald, Loudonville, Ohio - identified - sitting closest to front door

Private Joseph Beagle, Crestline, Ohio

Private Nathan Young, Canton, Ohio

Private Thomas B. Linn, Indianapolis, Ohio

Private Henry Shire, Lakeville, Ohio

Private Henry Livingston, Marion, Ohio

We can assume the eight or nine men in the photograph are among those listed just above.

Image courtesy of Pat Okin whose son found this postcard photograph in a house he purchased in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, and who graciously donated the actual photo to this website. Thanks Pat and son!

Below is a recent Google Street View image of 415 N Union St., Loudonville, Ohio, and is believed to be the same house at which the reunion photo, above, was taken. In a highly zoomed view of the reunion photo the house number 415 just above the front door is visible. Note the same structure, porch columns, window and door placement.

Another contributor, Patrick Drouhard, a descendant of 16th Ohio soldier Pvt. Peter Morend, Company E, found the photo, below, in a publication by the Mohican Historical Society of Loudonville. Mr. Drouhard knows this home to be directly across the street from the first photo and it is obvious many of the people shown are present in the first photo. This is likely another family that offered to house or otherwise entertain the veteran soldiers of Company B during the 38th Reunion of the 16th OVI and the group visited and posed for photos at both homes.

Note Isaiah and Susan Donald, present in the first photo at top of page, are present at the right, Suzie still near to her crutch.

A modern day street view of the home, above.

Below is an image of a ribbon worn by the soldiers at the 38th reunion. This ribbon, along with some other 16th Ohio artifacts being sold on EBay, is believed to have been owned by Cpl. Myron F. Strock of Company B. Strock is shown in the reunion photo at the top of the page and in a zoomed version, below, sitting in the back row, fourth from the left. What is very likely the ribbon shown below can be seen pinned to Cpl. Strock's coat, similar ribbons being worn by most of the other men.

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