My multi-year goal is to:
1) research all 1099 soldiers that served in the 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
2) make WikiTree the most complete repository of reference materials of the soldiers who served in the 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
I hope to complete this effort by 2028.
In 2020, the total count of soldiers researched reached 539. Companies D, E and F are completed.
Goals for 2021 are: ALL ACHIEVED!!
1) to complete or join the 10 additional recruits for Company G by EOM February 2021. This will add Company G to the completed Companies list. - ACHIEVED - January 26, 2021.
2) to achieve the 1/2 way mark in the project of 545 profiles by EOM February 2021. Total soldiers serving in the 105th was 1099. - ACHIEVED - January 23, 2021.
3) to accomplish at least 5 related sub projects from material or requests from other WikiTree members.
3A) add page for Captain H. H. Cumings commemoration book provided by his descendent - ACHIEVED December 4, 2021.
3B) add letters related to Colonel Albert S. Hall provided by his descendent - ACHIEVED November 29, 2021.
3C) research to see if Private Isaac Raub’s family had a connection to the Underground Railroad. - ACHIEVED December 1, 2020 - No connection discovered.
3D) create 105th OVI project in WikiTree - ACHIEVED September 1, 2021.
4) to refresh links in profiles to Vienna, Ohio Historical Society pages after their site completes its move - ACHIEVED - June 11, 2021. Note: They list one soldier I do not find in Tourgée’s roster, Edward O. Bartholomew. Research needed on this.
5) to complete or join 60 soldier’s families in Company H starting in March 2021 and completing 6 per month This will bring the total soldier’s families researched to 609. (The total count of 609 was ACHIEVED in October. New stretch goal is 616 was ACHIEVED in November, actually 618! On New Year’s Eve, I am ending December at 628 — EXCEEDING the goal for the year by 19 profiles!
March - 1st Lt. William H. Clark, Captain John Calvin Hartzell, Captain Ira Franklin Mansfield, Hos. St’d. John Meharg, Private Amos England Cobb, Sergeant Abram S. McCurley - ACHIEVED - February 27, 2021
April - Private John C. McCurley, Private James McCurley, Sergeant James Shipley Caldwell. Private Joseph W. Carbaugh, Corporal Horace Greenley Ruggles, Corporal William K. Mead - ACHIEVED - March 12, 2021
May - Private Samuel Weldy, Private John Young, Corporal Henry Robb Myers, Musician Samuel Beight, Musician William U. Taylor, Wagoner David M. Bricker - ACHIEVED - May 15, 2021
June - Private William T. Armstrong, Private Jessie Fitch Allen, Private Joseph Steven Allen, Private Thomas Bennett, Private George V. Boyle, Private Frederick A. Brown - ACHIEVED - June 15, 2021
July - Corporal John H. Bellard, Private Horace Boughton, Private Jacob Boohecker, Private Constantine Breneman, Private William H. Baker, Private Sylvester Baker - ACHIEVED - July 3, 2021
August - Private John W. Cessna, Private Eli Cobbs, Private Benjamin Franklin (Frederick) Courtney, Private Benjamin Dean, Private George M. Dull, Private John F. Ellinger - ACHIEVED - August 24, 2021
September - Private Eben B. Fishel, Private Solomon Fishel, Private John Grossman, Private Nathan Hartman, Private Jeremiah Harrison, Private Joshua Hartzell - ACHIEVED - September 15, 2021
October - Private David Hayes, Private Basilla Hornstine, Private Chauncy M. Hunt, Private Henry Hutton, Private William D. Ingling, Private James S. Kirkbride - ACHIEVED - October 7, 2021
November - Private Joseph Kirkbride, Private Asher Kirkbride, Private Robert Alexander Kirk (whose profile was stubbed up in May), Private William Thomas Marlow, Private Jonathan Myers, Jr., Private Addison Miller - ACHIEVED - October 28, 2021
December - Private Edman H. Mathias, Private William H. Middleton, Private Hazzard Musser, Private James T. Mather, Private William H. Naylor, Private James B. Naylor - ACHIEVED - November 27, 2021
6) Extras completed:
February - Improved: Captain Robert Wilson, Sergeant Florentine Melancton Simon / Stubbed up: Captain Andrew D. Braden, Private Arthur G.Hutchinson / Adopted: Sergeant L. Newton Parker
March - Improved: Corporal Manassas Miller, Corporal Andrew Geddes, Private Moses Weldy & Adopted: Corporal Almon Eastman
April - Improved: Private James Wilbur Patchin, Stubbed up: Private James M. Park
May - Stubbed up: Private John William Green, Private Robert A. Kirk, Private William W. Stewart, Private Evi Stratton
June - Reclaimed and improved Corporal Philo Boughton.
August - Improved: Private Zimri Engle.
September- Improved: Private Alfred Hunt.
October- Improved: Private Franz Josef Kaiser.
November- Stubbed up: Surgeon Charles Newton Fowler, Private Charles Roahr.
December - Completed: Private David Bower, Private Homer Noble, Private John R. Ovington, Private Eli Joshua Owen, Private James M. Park, Private Charles D. Price, Private Joseph Rummel, Private Albert A. Sherman, Private George W. Shuick.