Biography of Calvin Palmer
Monroe County, MI Biographies





CALVIN PALMER, a farmer of Summerfield township, was born in the State of Pennsylvania Oct. 22, 1825. Be afterwards removed to New York State, and lived there 50 years. In 1883 he came to Petersburgh. He enlisted Aug. 20, 1862, in Co. D, of the 97th Regt., N. Y. V. I., and served with the regiment in all its engagements until the battle of the Wilderness, when he was severely wounded in the hip, knee and hand, incapacitating him for active service. His father, James Palmer, was born in New York State in 1800. Calvin was the oldest child in a family of seven children. He married Eunice Green March 1, 1857. Their children are: William, born Nov. 4, 185-; Eliza, born April 2, 1860, and Eleanor, born Aug. 1, 1865. His postoffice address is Petersburgh.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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