Frederick Planson







Frederick James Planson


 In researching my mother's Planson family, I discovered Frederick James Planson who turned out to be the great-uncle of my grandfather, Fred.  

FREDERICK JAMES PLANSON.  born May 6 or 7, 1814 in Etobon, Haute-Saone, Franche-Comte, France;died July 22, 1875 in Stryker, buried in the French Cemetery, Williams County.  Frederick emigrated to America, arriving on April 16, 1833 from France aboard the ship Lorena probably wirh the Jacques Racine family.  He was 18.  Frederick married Francis Catherine Goll in 1844 in Williams County.  They had five children:  Charles, Emily, George, Louisa S., and Mary A. "Nancy".  Francis was born about 1824 in France.  Frederick's parents were Jean Nicolas Plancon and Suzanne Catherine Goll.  One of his brothers was Peter Planson, Sr., 1818-1892 and my great-great-grandfather.

In the 1850 Census Frederick is listed as a farmer in Springfield township.  Residing with him besides his wife and children are George and Catherine Goll who are probably his in-laws and Peter "Paget" who is probably his brother Peter Planson.  In the 1860 Census the additional people mentioned in 1850 are no longer living with him in Springfield township.

Frederick James Planson served as a private in the 38th Regiment of the Ohio Infantry, Company C.  The 38th was organized at Defiance, Ohio Sept. 1, 1861.  Spent the rest of 1861 and part of 1862 in Kentucky  He participated in the Battle of Mill Springs; the siege of Corinth, Mississippi; the Battle of Perryville, Ky; the Chickamauga Ga. Campaign; the siege of Chattanooga; the Atlanta Campaign; Battle of Resaca; Pine Hill; assault on Kenesaw; Peach Tree Creek; siege of Atlanta; Utoy Creek; Battle of Jonesboro; siege of Savannah; Fayetteville, NC; Battle of Bentonville. The 38th Regiment participated in the Occupation of Raleigh and the surrender of Johnston and his Army, marching to Washington DC by way of Richmond Va.  Participated in the Grand Review in May 1865.  Moved to Louisville, Ky. in June and was mustered out July 12, 1865  The regiment lost in service during the Civil War 8 officers and 132 enlisted men who were killed and wounded and 2 officers and 227 enlisted men by disease.  

Fredrick Planson's widow Catherine received his pension.  

by Geri Moulton

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