1248. Herman Thorn
was born on 24 Dec 1783 in Palatine, NY. He died on 31 Jul 1859 in New York
He was married to Jane Mary Jauncey on 1 Oct 1810.
Jane Mary Jauncey was born about 1790 in New York City, NY. She
died on 2 Oct 1873 in New York City, NY. Herman Thorn and Jane Mary Jauncey
had the following children:
Jonathan Thorn. Dates of birth & death unknown, died young.
William Jauncey Thorn was born on 9 Jul 1811. He died on 19 Nov 1839
in Grandchester, Cambridgeshire, England. Thrown from horse & killed. He
was buried in 1856 in Greenwood Cemetery, Family Vault, Brooklyn, NY.
Angeline Thorn was born on 15 Apr 1813. She died on 23 Nov 1877 in New
James Jauncey Thorn was born on 14 Aug 1814. He died in 1845.
Mary Thorn was born about 1816. She died on 6 Dec 1866 in Paris.
John Jauncey Thorn was born on 14 Aug 1818. He died on 6 Dec 1819. He
was buried in Trinity Church.
Jane Thorn was born on 6 Mar 1821. She was baptized on 20 Jun 1821.
Captain Herman Thorn USA was born on 22 Mar 1823 in New York?. He
died on 16 Oct 1849 in near Yuma, AZ. He was drowned while leading a party of
soldiers chasing apache indians . His body was recovered 6 miles below the crossing
of the Colorado & Gila Rivers, which probably was & is Mexico territory.
He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY. Unmarried
BREVET CAPTAIN HERMAN THORN:
Herman Thorn was appointed a 2nd Lt. in the 2nd Inf. 15 Oct 1846 & commissioned
a 2nd Lt. in the 3rd Dragoons 9 Apr 1847. On 20 Aug 1847 he was brevetted a 1st
Lt. of the U.S. Army, for gallant & meritorious conduct in the Battle of
Churubusco, Mexico. & on 8 Sep of the same year, he was brevetted Captain
U.S. Army for gallant & meritorious conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey.
His regiment was disbanded 31 July 1848; on 29 Aug 1848 he was reappointed 2nd
Lt. in thje 2nd Inf. & on 1 Jan 1849, promoted to 1st Lt in the same regiment.
An official letter dated San Diego, California Oct 31, 1849, from 1st Lt. E.G.
Beckwith to the Adjutant General of the Army conveyed the "painfull intelligence
of the death of Brevet Captain Herman Thorn, 2nd U.S. Infantry, who was drowned
by the filling & sinking of a boat in which he was crossing the Colorado
River, Ca. immeadiately at the junction of the Gila, at twilight on the evening
of the (16th) Sixteenth Instant." The letter goes on to say that that Captain
Thorn was in command of an escort of the First Dragoons for the protection of
the party of Col. J. Collier, Collector of the Port of San Francisco. A private
& 2 mexicans were also drowned. "I witnessed for several days the gallantry
of Captain Thorn at the head of his command during skirmishes with the Apache
Indians of the Gila, from the 15th to the 2oth of September, which could not
have been excelled" The body of Captain Thorn was recovered 1 November,
6 miles below the crossing, returned to the "States" & removed
in 1856 from NYC to Greenwood Cemetery.
Countess Alice Thorn.
Alfred Thorn was born on 22 Feb 1827. He died on 23 Apr 1854. He was
buried in 1856 in Greenwood Cemetery, Family Vault, Brooklyn, NY.
Zerlina Thorn was born about 1829. She died in 1841 in Trenton Falls
(NJ?). drowned in Trenton Falls She was buried in 1856 in Greenwood Cemetery,
Family Vault, Brooklyn, NY.
Eugene Thorn was born on 16 Nov 1831. He died on 15 Jul 1876. No issue
Ellen Thorn was born on 3 Mar 1833. She died on 24 Dec 1891.
Ida Thorn was born on 27 Jan 1835. She died on 17 Oct 1867.