Lindenhurst Civil War Project
Matthias Shorr (aka Shore)
15th New York Heavy Artillery, Co. M
1814 - 1878

Birth Date:   January 30, 1814, Saarbrucken, Saarland, Germany. Matthias emigrated to the US in 1834 with his brothers Andreas, and Christian.
Date of Death:    January 29, 1878, Brooklyn, NY
Burial Location: Breslau Cemetery, Lindenhurst, NY

Enlistment Date: December 10, 1863, at New York City
Mustered In: December 10, 1863 Company M, 15th New York Heavy Artillery
Rank: Private
Company: M, transferred to Company A

Description: 5 Feet 6 ½ Inches, Grey Eyes, Dark Hair, Dark Complexion 

Taken Prisoner: March 31, 1865, at Five Forks Virginia, paroled, date unknown.  Read about the Battle of Five Forks 1865.

Muster Out Date: June 7, 1865, at Annapolis, MD

Marriage Date and Place: 1840, NYC
Wife’s Name: Catherine B. Uoder
Birth Date: 1815
Date of Death : March 9, 1893

Father’s Name: Matthias
Mother’s Maiden Name: Katherine Nau

Children: 
Nicholas Alexander Born 3-21-1841 Died 8- 17-1921 Buried at Trinity RC Cemetery, Amityville, NY 
Matthias Born 1843
Ferdinand Born 1844 Buried at Trinity RC Cemetery, Amityville 
Rose Eva Bachert Born 1-14-1846 Died 2-28-1902 Buried at Trinity RC Cemetery, Amityville, NY
Peter Born 1848
Angela Dormegan Born 1850
Margaret Helling Born 3-20-1852 Died 5-29-1931 Lindenhurst, NY
Catherine F. Born 1854 Died 9-1926 Lindenhurst, NY. Buried at Trinity RC Cemetery, Amityville, NY
 Michael Born 1859

*** Ferdinand and Nicholas both served in the 127th New York Infantry, Co. E during the Civil War.

Occupations: Pre War: Barkeep, Laborer
Occupations: Post War: Farmer

Known Addresses:
1850: Huntington, NY
1860: Amityville, NY
1890 Wife Catherine and Children living in Breslau, Suffolk County 

Wife’s Pension Application Date: February 12, 1885

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