Brate, Lewis L.

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Lewis L. Brate was born on August 18, 1816 (1826[1]) in Westerlo to Martin Brate and Elizabeth Albright who was the daughter of Jacob Albright and Hannah Arnold.

Marriage & Children

On September 5, 1846 at the Union Dutch Reformed Church, Unionville, Albany, New York[2], Lewis married Lucy Dunbar who was born in January of 1829 and was the daughter of Albert Dunbar.[3] They had one child, Hiram Brate (B. May 11, 1848, D. Dec 8, 1862).[3]

Military Service

Name: Lewis Brate
Residence: Albany County[4]
Place of Birth: Westerlo[4]
Date of Birth: 13 Aug 1826[4]
Names of Parents: Martin (Brate) and Elizabeth Albright[4]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[4]
Bounty Received: None[4]
Enlistment Date: 17 Sep 1864[5]
Enlistment Place: Albany, New York
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 23rd Light Artillery [5]
Transferred on: 31 Dec 1864[5]
Transferred to: 8th Heavy Artillery [5]
Muster Out Date: 5 Jun 1865 [5]
Muster Out Place: Munson's Hill, VA[5]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 38.[5]

Born in Westerlo, Farmer, Gray eyes, Brown hair, Light complexion, 5'8" tall.[1]

Sources Used:, American Civil War Soldiers; 1865 census, Berne, Albany Co., NY; Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 817; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


Lewis' wife Lucy died on April 6, 1878 and she was buried at the Dunbar Farm Burying Ground in Dormansville, Albany County, NY.[3] This is where their son Hiram had been buried in 1862.[3]


Additional Research Notes

In 1880 Lewis lived in the household with his brother, Isaac, in Albany.

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. 1.0 1.1 NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases
  2. Records of the Union Dutch Reformed Church, Unionville, Albany Co., NY
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Bernehistory
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Ancestry Military Databases