Civil War veteran to be buried in southwest Missouri

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar 21st, 2015 @ 10:02am



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) — A Civil War veteran whose cremated remains went unclaimed for more than a century will be buried next month with his family in southwest Missouri.

The Carthage Press (http://bit.ly/1BQlHVP ) reports that a burial service for Major Raphael Guido Rombauer is planned for April 11 at the Park Cemetery in Carthage. Volunteers in period Civil War uniforms will participate.

For more than a century after the former Union soldier's 1912 death in Kirksville, his cremains were on the shelf at a funeral chapel. A group that arranges proper burials for veterans came across them and was planning to bury them at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

But a relative of Rombauer claimed the remains. Park Cemetery manager Frank Stine says Rombauer will be buried next to his first wife.

___

Information from: Carthage Press , http://carthagepress.com

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    KSL Weather Forecast