Adam Accuntius

Pvt. Adam Accuntius (1841-1926)

Adam Accuntius, 4th Great Uncle of brother Eric Jeanneret, was born and reared in Shelby County, Ohio when the Civil War broke out.

Adam Accuntius enlisted his services in behalf of the cause of the Union, and served 3 years and 3 months as a member of Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery. From 15 Sept 1861 through 13 Dec 1864, Adam and the unit were present at the battles of; Shiloh, Stones River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Kennesaw Mountain, Siege of Atlanta, and the Battle of Jonesboro. The battery was armed with one 12-pound field howitzer and two rifled 6 pounders.

Upon the completion of his military service, Mr. Accuntius returned home and married in his home county Caroline Gross, who also was born in Shelby County. Not long after his marriage, he came up into Auglaize County and bought a "forty" in the northeast quarter of section 19 of Clay Township, where he established his home. Mr. Accuntius was a good farmer and continued to increase his land holdings as the years passed and as his affairs prospered, he became the owner of more than 600 acres of land in Auglaize County and continued actively engaged in farming until his retirement and then moved to the village of Geyer. Adam. Accuntius was active in fraternal organizations and was the one whom started the Kyle Post of the G.A.R. of Wapakoneta, Ohio. For 49 years, he was a member of Auglaize Lodge No 168, Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF).