Israel Minnie
Israel Minnie
Israel Minnie
Born April 3, 1839, in Montreal, Canada, and came with his parents to Miami county, Indiana, where in 1862 he enlisted in Company D. After the
war he returned to that county and October 5, 1867, married Amanda Hall, and lived on a farm near Peru, a man known and respected by all. Spent
five years, from 1870 to 1875, in Kansas. He was a great friend of his old comrades and attended nearly every reunion of the regiment, where his
good nature and genail ways made him a great favorite. In the summer of 1899, he was passing along the street in Peru when a runaway team came
dashing along, threatening to run over a large number of school children just crossing the street; he rushed in, grasped the frightened horses
and averted the danger, but was himself so injured that he ony survived a few days, dying as a hero dies who gives his life to save others. He
leaves a wife, but no children. Her address is Peru, Indiana. The above picture [1862] shows him as he was during the war, while the one on page
115 [1898] shows him when he died.
New History of the 99th Indiana Infantry: Containing Official Reports, Anecdotes, Incidents, Biographies and Complete Rolls
Daniel R. Lucas, Horner Printing Company, 1900