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The Obituary of Nickolaus Hinsberger,

2nd U.S. Cavalry, Troop K

Contributed by David Minton

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Below is the obituary for Nickolaus Hinsberger of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry, Troop K. He was buried at Carlsbad, NM, Eddy County, New Mexico.

The Obituary:

Nicholas Hinsberger died Friday evening at the St. Francis hospital, where he had made his home for almost a year, following a lingering illness of complications.  He was born July 7th, 1861, and was 67 years, 5 months and 14 days of age. Little is known of his relatives.  His wife died some years ago.  There were no children of his own, though a step-son, now an officer in the army survives.  His father came to this country from Germany.

"Nick" as he was known to a great many friends, came to Carlsbad from Fort Bayard, about eight years ago, locating in La Huerta.  He was of a genial disposition and had a great many friends.

The funeral was held this morning at eight o'clock at St. Edwards Catholic church, the Reverend Father Francis being in charge of the impressive service.  Active and honorary pall bearers made up a military escort honoring the thirty years service he had to his credit in the United States Army.  He was a Spanish-American war veteran.  The pall bearers included, Co. E. de P. Bujac, Sgt. Joe Marshal, E.H. Weaver, L.E. Fonter and John Lewis, all Spanish-American veterans, Major L.H. Pate, Capt. J.N. Bujac, Lt. L. R. Conarty, Sgt. Roy Forehand.

Mr. Marshall was a member of the same regiment of Hinsberger at the time of the battle of San Juan hill, Marshall being a sergeant in I troop and Hinsberger in K troop, Second Cavalry.

Hinsberger had served two five year enlistments in the regular army previous to his connection with Troop K, Second Cavalry, the former enlistments being in the Fifth Cavalry.  He then served in the First Cavalry, then transferred to the Quartermaster's Corps, and later to the Commissary Department.

He was given a place of high esteem among a close circle of friends, and his passing in the last parade is a loss they will feel greatly.


Tuesday, December 25th, 1928 Carlsbad Current Argus.

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