Department of Michigan
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Perle L. Fouch, PCinC
Department Commander 1930
Commander in Chief 1948-1949
L. Fouch was born at Burnips Corner, Allegan County, Michigan, March
30,1875, the son of Bilzure B and Rosetta Gregory Fouch. His father
was a Private in Company F, 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was
educated in the schools of Michigan, Illinois and Indiana. After
finishing his high school, he moved with his parents to Allegan
in 1892. Having finished his college education, including a course
in law, he was admitted to the Michigan Bar and United States Courts,
and commenced the practice of law at Allegan, Michigan, where he
has so practiced for the last 50 years.
He joined Elisha Mix Camp in May 1898 at Allegan, and most of the
members enlisted in the Spanish American War. After some years the
Camp went down and another started in Cheshire Township, Allegan
County which later failed. Following this, the present Elisha Mix
Camp #11 was established and is now (November, 1948) one of the
active camps in the Michigan Department.
Brother Fouch was elected Department Commander in 1930. He has
served the Commandery-in-Chief as National Counselor, Aide to the
Commander-in-Chief, and one year as Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief.
He also served two years as Commander of the Central Region and
on the National Program and Policy Committee.
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