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Below is a family biography included in the Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania published in 1905 by The Genealogical Publishing Company.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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CHARLES D. MARQUETTE, one of the patriotic soldiers of the Civil war, who when peace was declared, laid down his arms and resumed the work he abandoned when his country called, is one of the successful tailors of Carlisle, where he has been engaged in business for many years, conducting his establishment in such a manner as to win the high praise of the business men of the town. He is of French Huguenot stock, his grandfather, Henry, or his great-grandfather being a native of France. Henry Marquette was a dry goods merchant in Lebanon, Pa., where he died. His family consisted of five children.

Henry Marquette (2), son of Henry, was born in Lebanon, Pa., and he received his education in the schools there. By trade he was a blacksmith, and for forty-five years pursued that calling in Campbellstown. His fame as a workman spread all over that section of the State, and he was called upon to perform work for those who came many miles to profit by his skill. When he retired he went to Churchtown, and made his home with a daughter, Mrs. Dunkle. He married Elizabeth Douglas, a descendant of the historic Douglas clan in Scotland. She was born in Dauphin county, on the Horseshoe Pike between Campbellstown and Hummelstown, and died in 1872, aged about sixty-five years. Henry Marquette (2) died about 1869. He and his wife attended the Lutheran and Methodist Churches, but they themselves were Presbyterians. He was a Democrat in politics, and served one term as poor director. They were the parents of fourteen children: (1) John died young. (2) Mary died in infancy. (3) William died at Harrisburg. (4) Henry lives in Callaway county, Mo. (5) Daniel died at his home in Shamokin, Pa., in 1904. (6) Kate married Peter Dunkle, and died in Churchtown, Pa. (7) Caroline is Mrs. Christian Herman, of Harrisburg. (8) John (2) was a soldier in the Civil war. He enlisted first for three months, and served as corporal and sergeant; then reenlisted in the nine months’ service, and in 1863 enlisted for three years or during the war in Company V. 93d P. V. I. In the first day’s fight in the Wilderness he was wounded five times in the left leg, and was first cared for in the field hospital, then in the general hospital, and was finally sent to hospitals in Fredericksburg, Washington, D. C. and Philadelphia. After the close of the war he located in Chicago, moving thence to Fort Dodge, lowa. He married Ella Boyer. (9) Joseph died in the fall of 1862. (10) Charles D. was next in the order of birth. (11) Mary married John Hornung, and died in 1902 in Harrisburg. (12) Sally became Mrs. Lewis Raber, and lives in Omaha, Neb. (13) Samuel resides in Philadelphia. (14) James is a postal railway clerk.

Charles D. Marquette was born in Campbellstown. Pa., Feb. 9, 1845. His literary training was all received in the public schools of Lebanon county, which, however, were exceptionally good for the times. One of his first teachers was Henry Hough, a well known educator of that day. At the age of thirteen he began to learn the tailor’s trade with Edward Kimmel, of Lebanon, but at the end of his first year he was stricken with typhoid fever, and after a somewhat lengthy convalescence, he again took up the same trade, this time under Raber & Bro., where he worked about two years. The outbreak of the Civil war changed all his plans. On July 4, 1861, he enlisted in Company F. 93d P. V. I. under Capt. Lung and Col. J. M. McCarter. He was mustered into service at Lebanon Sept. 23. 1861. The regiment was known as the Lebanon infantry. They were first sent to Washington, D. C. and after a brief stay at Soldier’s Rest went to Camp Fort Good Hope. Their first arms were Belgian rifles, but in the Peninsular campaign they were given Springfield rifles. In the beginning they were assigned to Peck’s Brigade, Couch’s Command, 4th Corps, all under the command of Gen. E. D. Keyes. On March 10, 1862, the regiment started on the Manassas campaign, and then on March 20th on the Peninsular campaign. In the battle of Williamsburg the regiment lost six killed, and twenty wounded, Capt. George B. Shrove being among the killed, while Lieut. Col. Johnston had his horse shot under him. At Fair Oaks the regiment distinguished itself and suffered twenty killed, one hundred and eight wounded and eight missing. At Chantilly it supported a battery. At Fredericksburg, the regiment, now in the 6th Corps, under Gen. Smith, of Franklin’s Grand Division, crossed the river and was held in reserve during the engagement. At Salem Heights the 93d, together with the 102d P. V. I., was under a terrible fire the whole time. The 93d participated in all the skirmishes and battles in the campaign following Lee into Pennsylvania. At Gettysburg it was stationed at the Stone Fence and Peach Orchard, then being under the command of Gen. Wheaton. After the fight at Mine Run, the men were sent into camp at Brandy Station. In the fight at Sailor’s Creek, Mr. Marquette was wounded by a musket ball. In 1862 he was made sergeant, and at Brandy Station he was detailed as orderly sergeant and provost guard at Gen. Wheaton’s headquarters, one of his duties being the carrying of Division Headquarters’ flag on march and in battle. On Feb. 7, 1864, at Harper’s Ferry, Mr. Marquette, with three-fourths of the regiment re-enlisted, and then went home on furlough, receiving a great ovation at Lebanon. On March 10th following the regiment assembled at Camp Curtin, and eight days later rejoined the Brigade at Halltown, eight hundred strong. They took part in the fight at Todd’s Tavern, Spottsylvania Court House, and in the campaigns from the Rappahannock to the James, later playing a conspicuous part in the Chickahominy and Petersburg battles. They were also at Weldon railroad, Hatcher’s Run, and supported Sheridan at Five Forks. From May 4, 1864, to June 2d, they marched 350 miles in 26 marches, and were fifteen days without regular rations. In this time they dug thirty rifle pits, fought eight distinct battles, and for only five days of the time were they free from the shots of the enemy. The officers did not take off their clothes or lay aside their accoutrements. When clothes and shoes were worn out they were replaced by those of the dead.

This was followed by Winchester. At Cedar Creek Mr. Marquette as orderly had his horse shot under him. In Bates’ “History of Pennsylvania Regiments,” appears an account from in front of Petersburg, at daybreak, April 2, 1865: “In the first charge upon the enemy’s breastworks, Sergeant Charles Marquette distinguished himself by capturing a rebel flag, for which he received a medal of honor.”

Mr. Marquette had just returned from headquarters and rejoined his Company and regiment, to be lieutenant of his Company, but on March 1, 1865, he entered the fight with his regiment and his promotion was overlooked. On June 27, 1865, he was mustered out at Arlington Heights, Virginia.

Returning to his home in Lebanon, he enjoyed a short rest, and then entered the Normal School at Palmyra, where he closely applied himself for a year and a half. He next went to Cairo, Ill., where his friend, John O. Harmon, then mayor of Cairo, found work for him at his trade. In 1868 his health failed, and he returned to his home in Pennsylvania. By recommendation of Superintendent Nichols, he secured a position as brakeman on the Reading Railroad, which position he filled two years. Upon his recovery he first located at Wrightsville, York county, and there be remained seventeen years engaged in the tailoring business for himself. In 1883 he moved to Carlisle succeeding to the establishment of John C. Haas, on East High street. In 1888 he purchased his present building from the assignees of J. D. Leidich, and moved his business into its more modern and commodious quarters. From 1883 to 1900 he had as a partner E. C. Schindel. Mr. Marquette is a man of the highest integrity and conducts his affairs in a most business like manner. He is a natural artist, and having a thorough knowledge of his calling, is able to please his customers to the greatest degree.

In the spring of 1870, at Wrightsville, Mr. Marquette was married to Emma M. Weller, a native of Baltimore, Md. Two children came to brighten their home, but one, Herbert, passed away in infancy; the other, Miss Mary E., is at home. Mr. Marquette and his family are active in the work of the Presbyterian Church, to which they all belong. Though born in the ranks of the Democratic party, he has had a change of heart, and now gives hearty support to the principles of the Republican party. He is a man who finds his greatest pleasure in his home, where he delights to greet his friends. His fraternal orders are the Grand Army of the Republic, of which he is an honored member, being enrolled in Post No. 201, at Carlisle, and the Masons, he being a member and past master of St. John’s Lodge. No. 260, F. & A. M.; past high priest, St. John’s Chapter, No. 171; member of St. John’s Commandery, No. 8; and Lulu Shrine, at Philadelphia. He also belongs to True Friend Lodge, No. 56, K. P. In all the relations of life Mr. Marquette has endeavored to do his whole duty as he saw it, and he has not been found wanting in the field, in business or in his home.

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