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    Gaspar Tochman

    Birth: 1797

    Death: 12-20-1880

    Alternate First Name: Kaspar

Biography

Gaspar Tochman was born in Letowna, Poland. He attended the University of Warsaw, and after graduating he practiced law. He served s a major in the Polish army during the revolution against the Russians. After the Revolution failed he was exiled to France. In 1837 he immigrated to the United States. He lectured, wrote, and practiced law. In 1852 he settled in Virginia. In 1861 he applied for the appointment as US ambassador to France. When he did not receive this appointment he switched his allegiance to the Confederacy. He raised multiple "Polish" regiments for the Confederation, composed entirely of foreign-born men.

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Biography: 
Gaspar Tochman was born in Letowna, Poland. He attended the University of Warsaw, and after graduating he practiced law. He served s a major in the Polish army during the revolution against the Russians. After the Revolution failed he was exiled to France. In 1837 he immigrated to the United States. He lectured, wrote, and practiced law. In 1852 he settled in Virginia. In 1861 he applied for the appointment as US ambassador to France. When he did not receive this appointment he switched his allegiance to the Confederacy. He raised multiple "Polish" regiments for the Confederation, composed entirely of foreign-born men.
Citation Type: 
Book or Book Chapter
Book or Monograph Title: 
Soldiering for Glory: The Civil War Letters of Colonel Frank Schaller, Twenty-second Mississippi Infantry
Author(s) or Editor(s): 
Frank Schaller
Publisher Location: 
South Carolina
Publisher Name: 
Univ of South Carolina Press
Year: 
2007
Start Page: 
37
End Page: 
40
Citation Notes: 
https://books.google.com/books?id=4AyvWhew7LcC&dq=kasper+tochman&source=gbs_navlinks_s
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Biography: 
After the defeat of the Confederacy he served as the European agent for the Virginia Board of Immigration.
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Website
Citation URL: 
http://www.markerhistory.com/gaspar-tochman-marker-jj-25/
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Marker History
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Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:15
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Biography: 
He married Apollonia Jagiello on August 15, 1851.
Citation Type: 
Website
Citation URL: 
http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=Cje533&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&gss=angs-g&new=1&rank=1&gsfn=gaspar&gsfn_x=1&gsln=tochman&gsln_x=1&catbucket=rstp&MSAV=0&uidh=if4&pcat=ROOT_CATEGORY&h=381764&recoff=33%2034&dbid=7854&ind
Title of Webpage: 
Ancestry.com
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Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:15
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Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:15
Citation Notes: 
Genealogical Research Library, comp. New York City, Marriages, 1600s-1800s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
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Citation Type: 
Website
Citation URL: 
http://www.markerhistory.com/gaspar-tochman-marker-jj-25/
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Marker History
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Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:00
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Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:00
Citation Notes: 
This marker marks the unmarked grave of Kaspar Tochman, listing his birth year as 1797. The find a grave entry for Kaspar Tochman also lists his birth year as 1797: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=119898985&ref=acom
Citation for Death Info:
Citation Type: 
Website
Citation URL: 
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=119898985&ref=acom
Title of Webpage: 
Find a Grave
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Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:00
Website Last Modified Date: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:00
Citation Notes: 
He was buried on December 23, as per the Virginia Births, Deaths, Burials index: Ancestry.com. Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=Cje534&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&gss=angs-g&new=1&rank=1&msT=1&gsln=tochman&gsln_x=1&msddy=1880&msddy_x=1&catbucket=rstp&MSAV=1&uidh=if4&pcat=ROOT_CATEGORY&h=393725&recoff=7&dbid=2558&indiv=1&ml_rpos=1