Frederick James Planson
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.