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Excerpt from Reminiscences About Abraham Lincoln: Newspaper Clippings, Accounts, and Memories of Those Whose Lives Included an Encounter With the 16th President of the United States; They Saw Lincoln
John Henry Buschman, a Minnesota resident for 75 years who took part in a military expedition against the Sioux Indians in 1861 and who drew the first paper off the press in St.
Paul announcing wank tion, died Friday a is ome, 754 Charles street.
Mr. Buschman was 79 years old and was born in Germany. He came to America when 4 years old and with his family settled in St. Paul then in Territorial Minnesota. He was a vet eran employe of the Great Northern railway and nine years ago was re tired ou a pension.
While working for the old Daily Pioneer, predecessor of the Pioneer Press, Buschman, then 17 years old, carried the first paper telling the news of Lincoln's assassination from the press to the street.
When 12 years old he became a lieu tenant's boy at Fort Snelling and with the Third Illinois cavalry under Colonel Cochran went to Devils Lake in Dakota territory and helped put down a Sioux Indian uprising. The expedition lasted about five months.
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