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The following obituary is among some clipped news items that my gg-grandmother, Mary Ann Grant Dann, saved. It probably came from The Walton Reporter. She wrote 1906 at the top of the page. Based on an adjoining obit, the death likely occured at the end of July. John A. Brisack also went by the name "Albert J. Brisack," and his son's correct name is probably "Edward."

Submitted by Carolee Innskeep - posted to this website February 11, 2011


John A. Brisack died at his home on the East Brook road yesterday morning aged 82 years. The deceased had been for several years in poor health but the immediate cause of his death was heart disease. Mr. Brisack enlisted in Company B, 144th Regiment and served during the war. He returned to Walton soon after the close of strife and has been a respected resident of the town since. He leaves a widow, one son, Edwin, living on Long Island and one daughter, Anna, residing at home. One brother, Mahlen, of Lincoln, Neb., and a sister Mrs. Sylvia Kellogg of Damascus, Pa., also survive. The funeral will be held at the Congregational church, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The members of Ben Marvin Post, of which deceased was a member will attend in a body and are requested to meet at the library rooms promptly at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon.

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: J A Brisack
Age: 70
Birth Date: Jul 1824
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1900: Walton, Delaware, New York
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Lucy Brisack
Marriage Year: 1860
Years Married: 40
Household Members:
Name Age
J A Brisack 70
Lucy Brisack 58
Anna M Brisack 56
Cora J Brisack 31
Bessie P Brisack 11
Edith M Brisack 6

from the U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865
Name: John A Brisack
Residence: Walton, New York
Age at Enlistment: 36
Enlistment Date: 13 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Walton, New York
State Served: New York
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company B, New York 144th Infantry Regiment on 27 Sep 1862.Promoted to Full Corporal on 22 Apr 1863.Mustered out on 25 Jun 1865 at Hilton Head, SC.
Birth Date: abt 1826
Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General

Census and Civil War information added by Joyce Riedinger May 16, 2016
Source: United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:

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