Company B 22nd Infantry
Rudolph Weber was born in Austria in 1855.
He enlisted for a period of 3
years as a Private in Company B of the 22nd Infantry on December
at Cinncinati, Ohio. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 5 ½ inches tall, had dark hair,
dark brown eyes and a fair complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Machinist.
On his enlistment record his
first name was spelled Rudolph. In the Returns of the 22nd
and in the Register of Deaths in the Army his first name was spelled as Rudolf.
Private Weber died at Fort Clark, Texas on May 27, 1882.
In his enlistment record his
cause of death was listed as "Committed Suicide (Gun Shot
In the Register of Deaths in the Army the cause was listed as "Suicide, Gunshot wound through
right lung...not originated in Line of Duty." In the Returns of the 22nd Infantry for the month of
May 1882 the cause was listed as "Suicide with Springfield rifle."
Rudolph Weber was buried in the New Post Cemetery at Fort Clark, Texas.
On September 13, 1946 he was re-interred at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Plot: P-E, 44
Grave marker for Rudolph Weber
Photo by Kurt Kneeland from the Find A Grave website
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