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Schipple, William
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William SCHIPPLE was born November 2, 1839, in Berndorf, Principality of Waldeck. And here we have another example how names were changed. His father, M. SCHIPPLE, died in the fatherland, and in 1843 his mother, Anna Elizabeth, nee HANKE, born February 4, 1813, in Berndorf, emigrated, coming to America, where she located in Quincy. Ten years later, March 27, 1853, the widow SCHIPPLE was married to Henry MANGOLD, a farmer of Adams County. Her son, William, was adopted by Orville H. BROWNING, the well known attorney, who had erected his mansion at Seventh and Hampshire streets. Mr. and Mrs. BROWNING, having no children of their own, prompted by a philanthropic spirit, cared for a number of orphaned children in. the same manner, raising them and looking after their welfare. And there it was where the name SCHIPPLE was changed to SHIPLEY. William SHIPLEY grew up to manhood, and in 1861, when the War of the Rebellion had broken out, rallied to the defense of the Union when President Lincoln called 75,00,0 men to the colors for three months. He was among the first volunteers who enlisted April 21, 1861, in Company A, Tenth Illinois Infantry, captain, John TILLSON. Being mustered out July 25, 1861, he, after his return home, immediately aided in recruiting men for the three years service, following the call of President Lincoln for 500,000 men. An entirely German company was formed and mustered into service, as Company A, Twenty-seventh Illinois Infantry, organized August 10, 1861. William A. SCHMITT, who had also been in the three months service, was elected as captain, and William SHIPLEY as first lieutenant of the company. After the organization of the regiment in Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois, it was assigned to the brigade of Gen. John A. McCLERNAND, and September 1, 1861, ordered to Cairo. It was at the first engagement of the regiment, the Battle of Belmont, Missouri, November 7, 1861, where William SHIPLEY gave his life that his country might live. The body was brought to Quincy and laid to rest in Woodland cemetery. Mrs. Anna Elizabeth, (SCHIPPLE) MANGOLD, whose maiden name was HANKE, died November 17, 1899, at the high old age of eighty-six years, nine months and thirteen days. How Lieut. William SHIPLEY (SCHIPPLE) lost his life, was related to the writer of this narrative eight years ago by Henry BOSCHULTE, a member of Company A, Twenty-seventh Regiment, as follows: "It was in the evening after the battle, at twilight; the Union troops had destroyed the camp of the rebels, and the latter were retreating down the river on flatboats to Island No. 10, situated in the Mississippi river. Lieut. William SHIPLEY waded out into a small lake to fill his canteen with water. While he was about eight feet from shore, bending over, in the act of filling his canteen, a shot was fired by an enemy hidden in the brush beyond the lake; the bullet lodged in the body of Lieutenant SHIPLEY, below the chest, and he sank over into the water. I immediately rushed in and carried him to shore, but life was extinct. William SHIPLEY was dead, and he died as a brave man."

QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY AND REPRESENTATIVE MEN by David F. Wilcox. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1919. p. 365-366.

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