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Information submitted by Brandi Dudlicek
Birth: Aug., 1829
He appears on the 1900 US Census (taken on 7 Jun 1900). He was living with his brother, Sydney, in Bremen Township. Unable to find him on the 1910 US Census.
He was a U.S. Civil War Soldier. Here's that information:
Name: Wesley A Briggs
Service Record: Enlisted in Company Battery M, Illinois 1st LA Batty M Light Artillery Battery on 12 Aug 1862. Mustered out on 24 Jul 1865 at Chicago, IL.
Sources: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men