203 1st Ave NE, Waverly, IA 50677

Private James A. Bacher

Private James A. Bacher was born on June 23, 1846 in Philadelphia, PA and died December 6, 1925 in Owatonna, MN.

James A. Bacher entered the Infantry on August 13, 1862, in Waverly, IA, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Private before being discharged on August 15, 1865 in Houston, TX.

James A. Bacher is buried at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at

  • Wounded in Action: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Nearly lost an arm at Vicksburg, Miss.

Born in or near Philadelphia Pa June 23 1846 a son of Aug. Louis Bacher. When 11 years of age he came to Waverly Ia in 1856. He enlisted at the age of 16 years in Co. B. 38 Ia Inf served 3 years and returned to Waverly where he took up the vocation of a miller which business he latered owned under the name of Bacher and Thies. Later he went into the Shoe business. For 15 years he was Supt of the city water works at Waverly. After the death of his wife on Sept 9 1899 he went to live with his daughter Ella at Owatonna Minn. Always interested in the work of the G. A. R. he was commander of the Robbins post GAG at Waverly as well as other offices of his post and at the time of his death was serving as aide to the National Comm. of the GAR. He was survived by two brothers Geo. and Will as well as his son Chas. and daughter Mrs. James Adair at whose house his death occurred. Body was returned to Waverly for burial. Also was a member of Tyrrell lodge A.F. & A. M. His mother was born at Hampton Pa 12-16-1823 and died at Owatonna Minn 10-2-1905 with burial at Waverly. James was one of 6 children – three of which died in infancy.