Plaster, Michael

Born: 1814-XX-XX Indiana

Plaster served as a private in Abraham Lincoln's company during the Black Hawk War, but he was listed as absent without leave when the company mustered out on May 27, 1832. In 1836, he married Ruth Burress in Schuyler County, Illinois. By 1850, he was a farmer living in Gentry County, Missouri. By 1860, he had moved to Linn County, Oregon, where he was a farm laborer.

Muster Roll of Abraham Lincoln’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Schuyler County, 23 June 1836, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Gentry County, MO, 214; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Linn County, OR, 339.