Civil War Veterans of Wilmette
Henry Thalman, 1839-1900


Henry Thalmann came to New Trier Township from Prussia as a child, and joined up in 1861. Wounded in September, 1862, and sent home, he would serve as the first postmaster of the Village of Gross Point. In later life he received a disability pension because of his war injuries. When he died in an old soldier’s home in Milwaukee in 1900, his body was brought home to be interred at St. Joseph’s cemetery. The Thalmann family are the longtime owners of Wlmette’s Chalet nursery.

Narrative courtesy of the staff of the Wilmette Historical Museum
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