On 4 Jan 1832, 26-year-old Abraham Helderbrand [sic], soldier, born Montgomery County, Ohio, re-enlisted in Company K, 7th US Infantry at Fort Gibson. The officer who took his enlistment for five years was Capt Wilkinson. His description was 5 feet 9-1/2 inches, hazle [sic] eyes, light hair and complexion. He was discharged on 4 Jan 1837 due to "Expiration of Service" at "Camp near Fort Towson, Oklahoma". In the 1850 US Federal Census for Liberty, Porter, Indiana, 39-year-old [sic] Ohio-born Abraham Hilderbrand owns $300 worth of real estate. He and his 35-year-old Indiana-born wife Malinda [Chambers McCaslin] Hilderbrand have in their household Malinda's 14-year-old Arkansas-born daughter by Hugh McCaslin, Mary E Hilderbrand [sic] and their children 11-year-old Arkansas-born Susan, 9-year-old Arkansas-born William A, 7-year-old Indiana-born Hannah J, 6-year-old Indiana-born Harriet, 3-year-old Indiana-born Samuel and 2-year-old Indiana-born Gemima [sic] A. Mary, Susan and William have attended school in the past year. Abraham and Malina are "persons over 20 y'rs of age who cannot read & write."