Reed and Berbach

Family History

Our Veteran Ancestors

Revolutionary War Soldiers     


Henry Dunn (1750 - 1836) New York State Militia 1776 - 1779

Daniel B. Brownell (1756 - 1852)

Gershom Gilbert (1750 - 1832) Fort Stanwix (repair), St. Johns, probably Montreal, Germantown, Siege at Mud Island Fort on the Delaware River, Valley Forge

Conrad Cuntermann (Countryman) Jr. (II) (  - 1790) Battle of Oriskany


Joshua Brownell (1727-ca 1803) (Father of Daniel Brownell, Patriot)

War of 1812

Joseph Delamater (ca 1787-  ) Not proven

John Reed (1780-1873) USS Constitution, ca 1811 Family story, not proven

Civil War

William L. Gravatt (1819-1896) Union, Private, Co. E, 3rd Regiment, US Artillery, Regular Army

Obediah Sprung (1841-1865) No known descendants, son of direct line ancestors John and Anna Sprung, Union, Private in the 115th Regiment, Company K of the New York Infantry.  He died of wounds in a Rebel hospital in Petersburg, VA on 11 May 1865 while a prisoner of war.

World War I

Paul Berbach (1896-1939) Private in the 5th Company E, New York

World War II Soldiers

John Walter Berbach, Sr (1921-1984)  US Airforce, Technical Sergeant, Base crew of the B-24 Liberator “Mizpah.”

Howard Francis Reed (1917-2002) Private 1st class, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Division, AFRICA-Oran, Arzew, Ousseltai, Kasserine, Gafsa, El Guettar, Beja Mateur.  SICILY-Gela, Barra Franco, Petralia, Nicosia, Toina, Randazzo, Mt. Etna.  EUROPE-Omaha Beach (Normandy), Aachen, Hurtgen Forrest, Battle of the Bulge, Remagen, Hartz Mountains

Related Veterans (Not Direct-line Ancestors)

William Thatcher (1917-1943) Headquarters, 60th Battalion, Coast Artillary Anti-Aircraft at Fort Mills in Manilla Bay on the island of Corregidor, was captured and imprisoned at the infamous Cabanatuan POW camp in the Philippines, died at the Osaka Military Hospital as a POW in the Umeda Bunsho Branch Camp in Osaka, Japan.

William Gifford (1923-2015) Technician 4th Grade, US Army

Edward Reed (1913-1960) Sergeant, US Army Air Corps