Ball, Henry Arthur
Henry Arthur Ball was born on December 9, 1844, on a farm in the Switzkill Valley in Berne, Albany County, NY. His parents were Robert Ball (Jan.9, 1809-Sept. 11, 1893) and Anna Barbara Dietz (Oct. 17, 1815-Oct.16, 1897). His grandparents were John Peter Ball and Elisabeth Bogardus.
Marriage & Children
Henry was married to Caroline "Callie" Powers before 1870. They had one child:
- Winfred A. Ball, born in March 1871. Married 16 May 1899 to Lura Pearl Bowes. Died 14 Nov. 1925 St. Paul, MN.
Callie died February 16, 1876. Following her death, Henry married before 1 June 1880 again to Jennie (b.abt. 1851 Ohio - d. aft. 1930).
Henry was a farmer before the Civil War.After the Civil War,Henry moved to the mid-west. He became a photographer in Grafton, ND. While he lived his adult life in the midwest, he often visited the family farm in the Switzkill Valley.
Henry A. Ball and J. O. Rindahl were partners in Ball & Rindahl Studio, Grafton, North Dakota, in 1890; a partner in Ball, Dix & Mead, Ft. Randall, Dakota Territory. The association with Dix and Mead would have been prior to 1890 as the Dakota Territory was divided into the states of North Dakota and South Dakota on November 2, 1889.web site
- 1870 - He was a photograph artist in Glencoe, McLeod, Minn. He and Callie were boarders.
- 1875 - He and Caroline were in Wright, Franklin, Minn. Teffitory.
- 1900 - He was a photographer in Grafton, Walsh, ND. He and Jennie had a servant and took in boarders.
- 1910 - He and Jennie were living on Rittson Ave, Walsh, Grafton, ND. He was a photographer with his own gallery. They had a servant and took in boarders.
- 1920 - He was a Justice of the Peace in Grafton, Walsh, ND. He and Jennie took in boarders.
|Name:||Henry A. Ball|
|Place of Birth:||Berne, NY|
|Date of Birth:||1844|
|Names of Parents:||Robert (Ball) and Barbara Dietz|
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||5 Aug 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Albany, NY|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Promotion Date:||1 Jan 1865|
|Promotion Date:||3 March 1865 or Jan 1, 1865|
|Wounded:||7 June 1864|
|Wounded at:||Cold Harbor, VA.|
|Muster Out Date:||16 June 1865|
|Muster Out Place:||Fort Federal Hill, Baltimore, MD|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at age 18. He was wounded in the big toe of his left foot. Born in Berne, Albany County, NY in 1844, age 18 years, Occupation, farmer, Blue eyes, Dark hair, fair complexion, 5'7" tall.|
|Sources Used: Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York For the Year 1897; 1865 census Berne, Albany Co.,NY; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War|
Henry died on July 3, 1925, in Grafton, N. Dakota.and was buried at the Crescent Cemetery, Grafton, ND
At age 18, enlisted, August 5,1862, as private in Co. D; wounded in the left foot, big toe, June 7, 1864, at Cold Harbor; promoted corporal, January 1, 1865; sergeant March 3, 1865; mustered out, June 16, 1865.
- [[Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War]]
- Researcher: Allan Deitz
- Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases