b. 29/07/1842 North Industry, Ohio. d. 03/06/1922 Danville, Indiana.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 09/04/1865 Dingle’s Mill, South Carolina.
Finkenbiner was born in North Industry, Ohio on 29 July 1842 the son of George and Susannah Stands Finkenbiner. He enlisted into the 107th Ohio Infantry. He served as a Corporal in Company D, 107th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment (103rd OVI).
Finkenbiner and the 107th OVI spent their service with the Army of the Potomac until August 1863 when they transferred to the Department of the South and operated there until the end of the war. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on April 9, 1865, at Dingles Mill, South Carolina.
After the war he returned to Ohio and in 1868, married Amanda Ellen Stoops Finkenbiner (1848–1882) with whom he had seven children, four girls (two of whom died in childhood) and three boys. After her death, he married Nancy Eliza Miller Finkenbiner 1858–1911 with whom he had a son.
He received his Medal of Honor on March 30, 1898. In 1911, his second wife, Nancy, passed away, and he married a third time to a widow, Lorane Smith Myer Finkenbiner, 1843–1917. Widowed a third time in 1917, he died on 3 June 1922 having outlived his wives and four of his children. His remains are interred at the Hopewell Cemetery in Indiana.
While on the advance skirmish line and within direct and close fire of the enemy’s artillery, crossed the mill race on a burning bridge and ascertained the enemy’s position.
BURIAL LOCATION: HOPEWELL CEMETERY, LAGRO, INDIANA.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: BELIEVED TO BE FAMILY.