Hurff Family Castle
8th MO Infantry (US)
Company D
Hurff (Harff) Family Castle in Germany
(no longer standing)

(Isaac Ewalt Hurff is a half-nephew to Isaac Hurff, Jr of the 8th Missouri.
There is a 7-year age difference between them.)

Isaac Ewalt Hurff
DATES: 01 DEC 1842 to 05 MAR 1919
FATHER: George Hurff   b: 12 JUN 1812 in Swedesboro, New Jersey
MOTHER: Martha Ann Ewalt   b: 25 DEC 1822 in Jackson, Indiana
Isaac Ewalt Hurff followed his step-brothers Daniel and Thomas Hurff from New Jersey to Elmwood, Illinois, and they became prosperous farmers there.   Daniel Hurff's house is now the Maple Lane Country Club (a private 9-hole course).

(Click here for Bob Parks' genealogy of the Hurff family)

After the Civil War, Isaac Ewalt Hurff moved to Iowa.   He is shown in Iowa in the 1870 census with first wife Carrie A (Hulbert) Hurff: 1870 AIS Iowa Census Index   Pg#: 562   ID#: IA018180772.
Isaac Ewalt Hurff is shown on the Civil War Pension Index, State of IL, image no. 4018 with his wife Eliza A. as widow.   The Civil War Service Records show himserving in the 8th Missouri Infantry Co. E and L as a Private, and then in Co. D as a 2nd Lieutenant for the Union forces.
Marr to Carrie - Warren County, Illinois Marriage License # ?, Vol. C, pg 44
Marr to Eliza - Peoria County, Illinois Marriage License #142, Vol. 5, pg 20

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Bob Markunas, when looking for Civil War veterans in the Elmwood Illinois cemetery, came across Isaac Ewalt Hurff's grave:

(Click here for information about the Elmwood Township Cemetery)

(Click here for a explanation of why people from other states joined the 8th Missouri)