|Americans of the Volunteer 29th Infantry wading ashore at Marinduque, Philippines, 25 April 1900. John?|
It's not easy to search for military records even on Ancestry.com. And when I found it, especially with the report of interment, my heart nearly broke. We have no evidence that John Samuel Lewis ever married. He is single in the Nevada Census up to 1880. His mother died in 1890. And as a mature, single man, he apparently signed up and went to the Philippines. His Report of Interment card shows no next of kin. He only knew of his step-relatives in the Johns Family. If only he had known of the Vaughan Uncles, Aunts, and Cousins in Pennsylvania and Utah.
John, you are not alone. You do have kin. And we hope to meet you one day. Your temple work will be done.