91st PA--John C Partenheimer

John C Partenheimer

Index



Before the war

John was born about 1828/29, in Pennsylvania, to Philip Partenheimer and Mary Ann Preall.(1) He (along with three siblings) was baptised in the First Reformed Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 28 July 1833.(15)

Before enlisting, he was a clerk.(2). In 1859, he was living at 1545 Marshall, with his brother William.(3)

Civil War

He was mustered in on 4 November 1861 as a sergeant, in company B of the 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, at Philadelphia.(4) He had a light complexion, was 5 foot 8 inches tall, and had blue eyes and dark hair. He was a salesman, and lived in Philadelphia.(5)

He was present in the October 1861 to February 1862 muster rolls. The March-April 1862 roll does not state whether he was present. On 2 May he was reduced to private. He was present on the May-June and July-August muster rolls. On the September-October roll, he was present, on daily duty at the Quartermaster Department. He was present on the November-December muster roll, and was promoted to regimental commissary sergeant on 25 December 1862.(6)

He was present as commissary sergeant on all the muster rolls in 1863. He was at the Battle of Gettysburg, as regimental commissary sergeant.(16)

He was reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia. On 31 December 1863, at Warrenton Junction, he mustered out. He owed the US $6.87 for clothing.(7) On 1 January 1864, he re-enlisted. He was again present as commissary sergeant on all the muster rolls in 1864.

On 1 January 1865, Sellers asked that he be discharged to allow him to accept a commission as Captain.(17) He was discharged on 3 January 1865, and promoted to captain of company B on 4 January 1865, having received a commission from the Governor of Pennsylvania.(18)

On 27 January 1865, he and other officers met near Petersburg Virginia and adopted a testimonial to Captain James Closson, who had died in November 1864, of wounds received in action.(14)

On 14 February he requested a fifteen-day leave of absence to visit home because of serious illness of wife, which must have been granted because he was absent with leave on the January-February muster roll. (I have no other evidence that he was ever married; the 1880 census, for example, records him as single.) His leave began on 16 February 1865, and expired on 3 March 1865.(20) He returned to duty on 4 March, and was present on the March-April muster roll. On 28 March 1865, he was ordered to turn over surplus ordnance & ordnance stores to Captain William Carpenter.(19) On the May-June roll, however, he was absent--under arrest in his quarters.(8)

He mustered out on 10 July 1865, with his company.(9)

On 13 July 1865, he certified that William McLaughlin (B) was killed on duty on 10 January 1862.(21)

After the war

From 1870 until his death, he lived at 1140 South Street.(10) His mother Mary Ann and sister Elizabeth were also living there, at least in 1880.(11) His occupation is described variously as notion store, trimmings, varieties, and dry goods. (Elizabeth ran the store after his death, apparently until about 1894.(12))

He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 2 August 1887, of consumption, and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died at, or was buried from, 1140 South Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.(13)

Sources

Baptismal record, First Reformed Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 28 July 1833 (John, Edwin, Rudolf, William Partenheimer), reported by Walt Jebens

1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Roxborough, page 273 recto line 4

1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, 1st ward, 11th division, page 516, line 14

1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, first enumeration, 13th ward, 37th district, page 333 recto = handwritten page 179: John Partenheimer

1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, enumeration district 84, sheet 12, lines 7-9: John, Mary, and Elizabeth Partenheimer

[I did not find entries for him in the Ancestry indices to the 1890 veteran's census or the 1900-1930 censuses (accessed June 2009)]

McElroy's Philadelphia directory: 1859

Gopsill's Philadelphia directory: 1870, 1871, 1880, 1882, 1884, 1886, 1887

Bates History of Pennsylvania Volunteers volume 3, pages 194, 198, 201

Pennsylvania index of civil war soldiers

Compiled military service record, John C Partenheimer

Official Army Register

testimonial to James Closson, adopted 27 Jan 1865

letter, Sellers to Bartlett, 1 Jan 65

special order 2, HQ 91st PA, 4 January 1865

special order 24, HQ 91st PA, 28 March 1865

consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 5 January 1865 (Comm Sergt Partenheimer)

regimental descriptive book

[undated and untitled chart with officers' names](Partenheimer)

Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

undated officers' furlough list, in regimental letter, order, guard, and furlough book (John C Partenheimer)

court-martial record, Alpheus Bowman

Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, records

Philadelphia PA death register, 1887 volume 2, page 94 [unfortunately, the page was too light to read on the film I borrowed, but the month of recording was definitely August]

death notice, John C Partenheimer, Philadelphia Record, 4 August 1887, page 3.

death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 August 1887, John C Partenheimer

American Genealogical-Biographical Index (on ancestry.com) has a reference to John C Partenheimer, b. 184?, PA, "Civil War", in "Boyer Fam: 44" [I have not looked at this reference, and do not know what volume 'Boyer fam' is]

Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 18 May 2004 (JC Partenheimer)

company B, list of commissioned officers (Jno C. Partenheimer)

pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, RG 15, certificate 53,074, Emeline widow of William McLaughlin (Jno C Partenheimer)

index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Partenheimer)

index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John C Partentiemer)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by unit
Fold3 index
pension index by name
Ancestry index (accessed 27 Sep 05)

[I did not find an entry for him in Ancestry's index to the 1890 veterans' census (searched March 2007)]

Census records

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Roxborough, microfilm series M432, film 820, page 273 recto = 506 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by his family members]
line1234567
Dwellings visited345      
Families visited345      
NamePhilip PartenheimerMary PartenheimerElizabeth PartenheimerJohn PartenheimerEdwin PartenheimerRudolph PartenheimerWm Partenheimer
Age50 [?]452221191817
SexMFFMMMM
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsManufacturer  ClerkDruggistNoneManufacturer
Real estate owned       
BirthplaceGermanyPa"""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year       
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1st ward, 11th division, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 516 = 189 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by his family members]
line11121314
Dwelling number1307   
Family number1382   
NamePhillip PartenheimerMaryElizabethJohn
Age60 [?]5033 [?]31
Sexmffm
Color    
OccupationGentleman   
Value of real estate owned    
Value of personal estate1000   
Place of birthBernau GermanyPhila " "
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, first enumeration, 13th ward, 37th district, microfilm series M593, film 1397, page 333 recto = 179 handwritten]
[identification is likely, given his occupation and the absence of other candidates]
[I did not transcribe the other people in this household (on page 332 verso = 178 handwritten)]
line12
Dwelling-house number1163 
Family number1240 
NamePartenheimer, JohnReeve, John
Age2570
SexMM
ColorWW
OccupationDry Good dealerBookkeeper
Real estate value  
Personal estate value  
BirthplacePennsylvaniaNew Jersey
Father foreign born  
Mother foreign born  
Birth month if born within year  
Marriage month if married within year  
Attended school past year  
Can't read  
Can't write  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old11
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...  

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 4, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 84, microfilm series T9, film 1169, page 173 = 12 B handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by his family members]
line789
street nameSouth Street
house number1140  
dwelling visit #101  
family visit #143  
namePartenheimer JohnMaryEliz
colorWWW
sexMFF
age537040
month born if born in year   
relationshipsonmotherdaughter
single1 1
married   
widowed/divorced   
married during year 1 [sic] 
occupationNotion Store  
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennaPennaPenna
father's birthplaceGermanyGermanyGermany
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPenna

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 16 February 2015, from Fold3]


Partenheimer John C
     or J C
Co. F + S B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt | - [sic]
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 16 February 2015]

Partentiemer John G
Co. F + S B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt | Capt [sic]
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Partenheimer John C
     or J C

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

City directories

[1859 McElroy's Philadelphia Pennsylvania city and business directory]
Partenheimer John, clerk, 1545 Marshall

[Gopsill's Philadelphia City Directory for 1870, p.1199]
Partenheimer John C., trimmings, 1140 South

[Gopsill's Philadelphia City Directory for 1871, p.1117]
Partenheimer John C., trimmings, 1140 South

[Gopsill's 1880 Philadelphia directory, p.1323]
Partenheimer John C., trimmings, 1140 South

[1882 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, p.1217]
Partenheimer John C., varieties, 1140 South

[1884 Gopsill's Philadelphia city directory, p.1248]
Partenheimer John C., trimmings, 1140 South

[Gopsill's Philadelphia City directory, 1886, p.1345]
Partenheimer John C., drygoods, 1140 South

[1887 Gopsill's Philadelphia city directory, p.1327]
" [sc. Partenheimer] John C., dry goods, 1140 South

Death records

[1887 Philadelphia death register index]
Partenheimer John C 94 Aug 13 C Hill
[Unfortunately the crucial page of the death register, p.94, was too light to read; I couldn't even determine from the cemetery and age which entry was his. But the month of registration was clearly August]

[death notice, John C Partenheimer, Philadelphia Record, 4 August 1887, page 3]
"PARTENHEIMER.--On August 2, 1887, JOHN C. PARTENHEIMER, late Captain Company B, Ninety-First Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. *"

[Cedar Hill cemetery information]
Section L Lot No. 173 Deed No. [blank]
Name Mary A. Partenheimer Address [blank]
Date of Sale [blank] Agent [clank] Cancelled [blank]
Transferred from [blank] Size [blank] No. of Graves [blank]
DATE OF BURIALNAME OF DECEASEDAGECAUSE OF DEATHGRAVE NO.DEPTH SIZEUNDERTAKER
1800
10-24-61Philip Partenheimer61Paralysis1stN.E.Removal
5-25-68Mary A. Partenheimer19 mo.?1stS.W."
1-11-75Harold Seitzanger4 "Convulsions"" " 
12-4-79Harry Seitzinger18 "Scarlet Fev."" " 
2-3-82Mary A. Partenheimer76Erysipelas1stN.E. 
3-5-87John L. Partenheimer58Consumption2ndN.E. 
[the month of John's death is almost illegible]
[ill]-2-90Margt. A. Partenheimer67Cholera Morbus2ndS.W. 
[the month of Margaret's death is too badly smudged to read]
3-25-92Hanry [sic] Partenheimer69Apoplexy3rdN.E. 
the month of Henry's death isn't clear; I've restored it from the other data I have about his death, and wouldn't have guessed it was a '3']
1900
4-9-03Eliz. Partenheimer77Gen. Deb.1stN.E. 

Military service record

[compiled military service record, J C Partenheimer]
[this consists of fourteen pages of photocopies]
[photocopy page 1]
2345
Partenheimer John C [written above this is:] JC or
Co. F + S, 91 Pennsylvania Inf
B
Sergeant
CARD NUMBERS.
1 22042155
2 22042297 [last digit unclear]
3 22042383
4 22042458
5 22042562
6 22042626
7 22042676
8 22042730
9 22042797
10 22039728
11 22039741
12 22039751
13 22039762
14 22039771
15 22039784
16 22038877
17 22038278
18 22039794 [the first '9' isn't clear; it could be '7']
19 22039805
20 22039817
21 22039829 22 22039840 23 22039850 24 22039859 25 22039869 26 22037246 27 22043361 28 22043415 29 22043514 30 22043741 31 22039922 32 22043620
[the remaining numbers, from 33 to 50, are blank]
Number of personal papers herein 2
Book Mark: [blank]
See also [blank]


[second photocopied page, which consists of four muster roll cards]
P 91 Pa.
Jno. C Partenheimer
Sgt, Capt. Bowman's Co., 91 Reg't Pa. Inf.*
Age 34 years.
Appears on Company Muster-in Roll of the organization named above. Roll dated Philada Pa Dec 3, 1861.
Muster-in to date Nov 4, 1861.
Joined for duty and enrolled: and mustered into service
When Nov 4, 1861.
Where Philada
Period 3 years.
Bounty paid $ [blank]; due $ [blank]
Remarks: [blank]
* This organization subsequently became Co. B, 91 Reg't Pa. Inf.
Book mark: [blank]
(356) Patterson Copyist

P 95 [sic] Pa.
Jno. C Partenheimer
Sgt, Co B, 95 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Company Muster Roll for from Oct 7 to Dec 31, 1861.
Present or absent x not stated
Stoppage $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Remarks: [blank]
x Recapitulation shows Pres. for duty
Book mark: [blank]
(358) Patterson Copyist.

P 91 Pa.
John C Partenheimer
Sgt, Co. B, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Company Muster Roll for Jan + Feb, 1862.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Remarks: [blank]
Book mark: [blank]
(358) Patterson Copyist.

P 91 Pa.
John C Partenheimer
Sgt, Co. B, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Company Muster Roll for Mch + Apr, 1862.
Present or absent not stated
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Remarks: [blank]
Book mark: [blank]
(358) Patterson Copyist

[third photocopied page, which consists of four muster roll cards]

P 91 Pa.
John C Partenheimer
Pvt, Co. B, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Company Muster Roll for May + June, 1862.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Remarks: Due Sutler $2
Reduced from Sgt to Pvt. May 2 /62 .-
Book mark: [blank]
(358) Patterson Copyist

P 91 Pa.
John C Partenheimer
Pvt, Co. B, 91 Reg't Pa. Infantry
Appears on Special Muster Roll for Aug 18, 1862.
Present or absent not stated
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Remarks: [blank]
Book mark: [blank]
(359) Patterson Copyist

P 91 Pa.
J. C. Partenheimer
Pvt, Co. B, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Company Muster Roll for July + Aug, 1862.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Remarks: [blank]
Book mark: [blank]
(358) Patterson Copyist

P 91 Pa.
John C Partenheimer
Pvt, Co. B, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Company Muster Roll for Sept. + Oct, 1862
Present or absent Present
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Remarks On daily duty at Q M Dept.
Book mark: [blank]
(358) Rosofy [??] Copyist

[fourth photocopied page, which consists of four muster cards]

P 91 Pa.
John C. Partenheimer
Pvt, Co. B, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Company Muster Roll for Nov + Dec, 1862.
Present or absent [blank]
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Remarks: Promoted by Regt. Order to Regt. Commissary Sergt. Dec 25 / 62
Book mark: [blank]
(358) Rosafy [?] Copyist

P 91 Pa.
John C Partenheimer
Rank Com Regt Sgt, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Field and Staff Muster Roll for Nov + Dec, 1862.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Valuation of horse, $ [blank]
Valuation of horse equipments, $ [blank]
Remarks Promoted to Commissary Sergt by S.O. no 4 vice Scott discharged Dec 23. 62
Book mark: [blank]
(357) Black Copyist.

P 91 Pa.
John C Partenheimer
Rank Com Sgt, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Field and Staff Muster Roll for Jan + Feb, 1863.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Valuation of horse, $ [blank]
Valuation of horse equipments, $ [blank]
Remarks [blank]
Book mark: [blank]
(357) Black Copyist.

P 91 Pa.
John C Partenheimer
Rank R. Com Sgt, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Field and Staff Muster Roll for Feb 28 to May 10, 1863.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Valuation of horse, $ [blank]
Valuations of horse equipments, $ [blank]
Remarks [blank]
From Second Auditor's Roll.
Book mark: [blank]
(357) Black Copyist.

[fifth photocopied page, which consists of four muster cards]

P 91 Pa.
John C. Partenheimer
Rank Com Sgt, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Field and Staff Muster Roll for May 10 to June 30, 1863.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Valuation of horse, $ [blank]
Valuation of horse equipments, $ [blank]
Remarks [blank]
Book mark: [blank]
(357) Black Copyist.

P 91 Pa.
John C. Partenheimer
Rank Com Sgt, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Field and Staff Muster Roll for July + Aug, 1863.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Valuation of horse, $ [blank]
Valuation of horse equipments, $ [blank]
Remarks [blank]
Book mark: [blank]
(357) Black Copyist.

P 91 Pa.
John C. Partenheimer
Rank Com Sgt, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Field and Staff Muster Roll for Sept + Oct, 1863.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Valuation of horse, $ [blank]
Valuation of horse equipments, $ [blank]
Remarks [blank]
Book mark: [blank]
(357) Black Copyist.

P 91 Pa.
John C. Partenheimer.
Regtl. Com. Sgt. Co. [blank], 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Age 34 years.
Appears on an Individual Muster-out Roll of the organization named above
Roll dated Warrenton Junction, Dec. 31, 1863.
Muster-out to date Dec. 31, 1863.
Last paid to Oct. 31, 1863.
Clothing account: Last settled [blank]; drawn since $ [blank]
Due soldier $ [blank]; due U.S. [blank]
Am't for cloth'g in kind or money adv'd $ [blank]
Due U.S. for arms, equipments, &c., $ [blank]
Bounty paid $ [blank]; due $100
Remarks: Re-enlisted as a Vet. Vol. under S.O.191, War Dept. 1863. U.S. due for clothing $6.87.
Book mark: [blank] (483) Baker, Copyist

[sixth photocopied page, which consists of four muster cards]

P 91 Pa.
John C. Partenheimer
Appears with rank of [blank] on Supplementary Muster and Descriptive Roll of Vet. Vols.
of the 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf. Roll dated Warrenton Junction, Jan 1, 1864.
Where born [blank]
Age 36 years; occupation Salesman
When enlisted 30 Dec, 1863.
Where enlisted Warrenton Junct.
For what period enlisted 3 years.
Eyes Blue; hair dark
Complexion light; height 5 ft. 8 in.
When mustered in Jan 1, 1864.
Muster-in to date Jan 1, 1864.
Where mustered in Warrenton Junct.
Bounty paid $ [blank]; due $ [blank]
Where credited Phila Penna
Company to which assigned [blank]
Residence: Town Phila County [blank] State Penna
Remarks: Re-enlisted as a Veteran Volunteer.
Bounty due $600-adv pay $13, Prem $2.
Book mark: [blank]
(341) H J Brown Copyist.

P 91 Pa.
John C. Partenheimer
Rank Com Sgt, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Field and Staff Muster Roll for Nov + Dec, 1863.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage $ [blank] for [blank] Due Gov't $ [blank] for [blank]
Valuation of horse $ [blank] Valuation of horse equipments $ [blank]
Remarks Reenlisted as a Vet. Vol. Recd $13 advance pay
Book mark: [blank]
(357) Black Copyist.

P 91 Pa.
John G. Partenheimer [the 'G' appears to have an 'X' above it]
Rank Com Sgt, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Field and Staff Muster Roll for Jan + Feb, 1864.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage $ [blank] for [blank] Due Gov't $ [blank] for [blank]
Valuation of horse, $ [blank]
Valuation of horse equipments, $ [blank]
Remarks Rec'd 1 mth. Pay in advance $13 Bounty $60 Prem $2 Bounty due $50
Book mark: [blank]
(357) Black Copyist.

P 91 Pa.
John C. Partenheimer
Rank Com Sgt, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf. Appears on Field and Staff Muster Roll
for Mar + Apl, 1864.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank] Due Gov't $ [blank] for [blank]
Valuation of horse, $ [blank] Valuation of horse equipments, $ [blank]
Remarks Recd 1 mth. pay in advance $13 Bounty $60, Prem $2. Bounty due $50.
Book mark: [blank] (357) Black Copyist.

[seventh page of photocopies, which consists of four muster cards]

P 91 Pa.
John C. Partenheimer
Rank Com Sgt, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Field and Staff Muster Roll for May + June, 1864.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Valuation of horse, $ [blank]
Valuation of horse equipments, $ [blank]
Remarks [blank]
Book mark: [blank]
(357) Black Copyist.

P 91 Pa.
John C. Partenheimer
Rank Com Sgt, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Field and Staff Muster Roll for July + Aug, 1864.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Valuation of horse, $ [blank]
Valuation of horse equipments, $ [blank]
Remarks [blank]
Book mark: [blank]
(357) Black Copyist.

P 91 Pa.
John C. Partenheimer
Rank Com Sgt, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Field and Staff Muster Roll for Sept + Oct, 1864.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Valuation of horse, $ [blank]
Valuation of horse equipments, $ [blank]
Remarks 2 + 3 Ins Bounty due as vet $100
Book mark: [blank]
(357) Black Copyist.

P 91 Pa.
John C. Partenheimer
Rank Com Sgt, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Field and Staff Muster Roll for Nov + Dec, 1864.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Valuation of horse, $ [blank]
Valuation of horse equipments, $ [blank]
Remarks Bounty due $150.
Book mark: [blank]
(357) Black Copyist.

[eighth page of photocopies, which consists of four muster cards]

P 91 Pa.
John C. Partenheimer
Rank Com Sgt, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Field and Staff Muster Roll for Jan + Feb, 1865.
Present or absent [blank]
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Valuation of horse, $ [blank]
Valuation of horse equipments, $ [blank]
Remarks Discharged S.O. no. 2 Hd Qrs. 5 A.C. Jan 3.65
Promoted to Capt. Co. B. 91 P.V.V.
Book mark: [blank]
(357) Black Copyist.

P 91 Pa.
John C. Partenheimer
Capt, Co B. 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Age 36 years.
Appears on an Individual Muster-in Roll
of the organization named above. Roll dated near Petersburg Va. Jan 4, 1865.
Muster-in to date Jan 4, 1865.
Joined for duty and enrolled:
When Jan 4, 1865.
Where near Petersburg Va.
Period unexpired term of 3 years years. [sic]
Bounty paid $ [blank]; due $ [blank]
Remarks: Promoted to Captain vice Alpheus Bowman dismissed.
Discharged per S.O. No. No [sic] 2 Hd. Qrs. 5th Army Corps.
Book Mark: [blank]
(336) Long Copyist.

P 91 Pa.
J. C. Partenheimer
Capt, Co. B, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Company Muster Roll for Jan + Feb, 1865.
Present or absent Absent
Stoppage, $ [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank]
Remarks: Promoted from Commissary Sgt to Captain Jan 4/65. Absent with leave
Book mark: [blank]
(358) Patterson Copyist.

P 91 Pa.
Jno. C. Partenheimer
Capt, Co. B, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf. Appears on Company Muster Roll for Mch + Apl , 1865.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Remarks: Promoted from Com. Sergt to Capt Jan 4/65. Returned to duty from furlough Mch 4/65
Book mark: [blank]
(358) Fethers Copyist

[ninth page of photocopies, which consists of four muster cards]

P 91 Pa.
Jno. C. Partenheimer
Capt, Co. B, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on Company Muster Roll for May + June, 1865.
Present or absent Absent
Stoppage, $ [blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $ [blank] for [blank]
Remarks: Under arrest in Qrs.
Book mark: [blank]
(358) Fethers Copyist

P 91 Pa.
John C Partenheimer
Prvt, Co. B, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf. Age 32 years.
Appears on Co. Muster-out Roll, dated Camp in the fields Va, July 10, 1865.
Muster-out to date [blank], 186 [blank].
Last paid to [blank], 186 [blank].
Clothing account: Last settled [blank], 186 [blank]; drawn since $ [blank]
Due soldier $ [blank]; due U.S. $ [blank] Am't for cloth'g in kind or money adv'd $ [blank]
Due U.S. for arms, equipments, &c., $ [blank]
Bounty paid $ [blank]; due $ [blank]
Remarks: Promoted to Regimental Commissary Sergt Dec 25/62
Book mark: [blank]
(361) Crosby Copyist

P 91 Pa.
John C. Partenheimer
Rank C.S., 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf. Age [blank] years
Appears on Field and Staff Muster-out Roll of the organization named above. Roll dated
Camp in the Field Va July 10, 1865.
Muster-out to date [blank], 186 [blank].
Last paid to [blank], 186 [blank].
Clothing account: Last settled [blank], 186 [blank]; drawn since $ [blank]
Due soldier $ [blank]; due U.S. $ [blank]
Am't for cloth'g in kind or money adv'd $ [blank]
Due U.S. for arms, equipments, &c., $ [blank]
Bounty paid $ [blank]; due $ [blank]
Valuation of horse, $ [blank]
Valuation of horse equipments, $ [blank]
Remarks: Discharged by S.O. no. 2 Hd. Qrs. 5 A.C. promoted to Capt. Co. B
Book mark: [blank]
(360) Black Copyist

P 91 Pa.
John C Partenheimer
Capt, Co. B, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf. Age 38 years.
Appears on Co. Muster-out Roll, Camp in the field Va July 10, 1865.
Muster-out to date July 10, 1865.
Last paid to Feb 1, 1865.
Clothing account: Last settled [blank], 186 [blank]; drawn since $ [blank]
Due soldier $ [blank]; due U.S. [blank] Am't for cloth'g in kind or money adv'd $ [blank]
Due U.S. for arms, equipments, &c., $ [blank]
Bounty paid $ [blank]; due $ [blank]
Remarks: Entered as private promoted to Com. Sergt. Dec 25/62 Promoted to Capt Jan 4/65
Book mark [blank]
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[tenth page of photocopies, which consists of a sheet listing enclosures]

Partenheimer John C
Capt, Co B, 91 Reg't Pa. Inf.

2 Enclosures

[all are blank except these two:]
Furlough or L of A 1
Misc. Information 1

[eleventh page of photocopies, which consists of one letter]

Hd Qrs 91 Regt Pa V Vols
January 1st 1865

Lieut L C Bartlett
A A Abent ['b' isn't clear]
Lieut
I have the honor to request that John C Partenheimer Commissary Sergt 91st Reg Pa V Vols be discharged to enable him to be mustered as Captain of Co "B" 91st P.V.V. he having received a Commission from the Governor of Pennsylvania
This Company has twenty seven (27) enlisted men Present and a total of "Present + Absent" of fifty two (52)
No.ofOfficersin Regiment17
" "Men" "315
""Officers" Companynone
""Men" "52

The Commission of John C Partenheimer Com. Sergt. is herewith enclosed
I am Lieut Very Respectfully
Your Off Servt.
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Commd [end of word unclear]

[twelfth page of photocopies, which consists of a cover sheet recording approvals of his dismissal]
S. 279. Vol 3--5 A.C. 1864.
Hd Qrs 91st Regt P.V.V.
January 1st 1864

Eli G. Sellers
Partenheimer
Lieut Col Commd'g Regt

Requests that Jno C. Partenheimer Commisy Sergt be discharged to enable him to be mustered as Captain of Co "B" 91st P.V.V
No ofOfficers inRegiment17
" "Men ""315
" "Officers "Companynone
" "Men ""52

Three enclosures

Hd. Qurs. 3" Brig.
1" Div. 5" Corps.
Jan. 2. 1865
Resply. forwarded
Approved
A. L. Larson ['L' in 'Larson' isn't clear]
Bvt Brig. Gen Comdg

Head Quarters 1st Div. [can't read last word]
January 3 1865
Respectfully forwarded
Approved
[illegible]
Brig Genl Commdg

S.O. 2.II, Jan.3. '65

[thirteenth page of photocopies, which consists of one letter]

Hd Qrs Co "B" 91st Pa V Vols
February 14" 1865
Lieut John L Graham
Act'g Adjt.
Lieut.
I have the honor to request a leave of absence for fifteen (15) days to visit my home in Philadelphia Pa on account of the serious illness of my wife
I am Lieut
Very Respectfully
Your Off Servt
John C Partenheimer
Capt Co "B"

[fourteenth page of photocopies, which consists of a sheet listing approvals of his leave]

P. 68 - Vol. 4 - 5 A.C. 165 [last three digits unclear]
P
Hd Qrs. Co "B" 91st P.V.V.
February 14 1865

John C Partenheimer
Capt Co "B" 91 PVV

Requests leave of absence for 15 days to visit his home in Philadelphia Pa on account of the serious illness of his wife
No ofOfficersPresent13
" "Men"327
" "Officerson leave1
" "Menon Furlough9
" "Applications pendingnone

Hd Qrs 91 PVV
February 14 1865
Respectfully forwarded
Approved
Eli G Sellers
Lieut Col Comdg

Hd. Qurs. 3." Brig.
1" Div. 5" Corps.
Feb. 14", 1865
Respectfully forwarded
Appd
A L Pearson
(E.375) Bvt Brig Gen. Comd'g.

P19
Head Qu. 1st Div. 5" Corps
Feby 15/65.
Respectfully forwarded
app
Chas Giff [??]
Bv Maj Gnl

S.O. 41. Feb. 15
[some illegible characters at bottom; perhaps: Ap 15 Op]

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 August 1887, John C Partenheimer]
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name Of Deceased, John C. Partenheimer
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, About 58 yrs
5. Single
6. Date of Death, August 2nd 87
7. Cause of Death, Consumption
D Bowen [???] M.D.
Residence, 600 S Broad St

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Pa
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 4th
12. Street and Number, 1140 South St
13. Date of Burial, Aug 5 1887
14. Place of Burial, Cedar Hill Cem
D. H. Rollvak [?] Undertaker.
Residence, 706 So 2d St

Endnotes

1. 1850 census; 1860 census. I have no other information about his parents, but the 1830 census suggests that the only other Partenheimer's I know of in the 1820's are not his parents. According to the 1880 census, he was 53 years old.

2. 1850 census; 1859 McElroy's directory.

3. 1859 McElroy's directory.

4. Compiled service record. PA State Archives card (as private)

5. PA index of civil war soldiers; Bates. The re-enlistment record in his compiled service record has the same description and occupation.

6. Compiled service record. PA State Archives card.

7. Compiled service record. PA State Archives card has 26 December 1863.

8. Compiled service record.

9. Compiled service record; PA index of civil war soldiers; Bates.

10. 1870 census, 1880 census, Gopsill's directories 1870, 71, 80, 82, 84, 86, 87

11. 1880 census.

12. Gopsill's Philadelphia directory: 1888, 1890, 1894, 1892, 1893, 1894. She is not in later city directories, through 1900.

13. Cedar Hill records; Philadelphia death register; death notice, Philadelphia Record.

14. Testimonial to Captain Closson.

15. Baptismal record, John Partenheimer

16. PA memorial, Gettysburg, PA.

17. letter, Sellers to Bartlett, 1 Jan 65.

18. special order 2, HQ 91st PA, 4 Jan 64. PA State Archives card. co.B list of commissioned officers; consolidated morning report 91st PA 5 January 1865

19. special order 24, HQ 91st PA, 28 March 1865

20. untitled list of officers' furloughs, citing SO 41, 5th Corps, Army of the Potomac. he is reported absent on leave on the consolidated morning reports from 15 February 1865 through 4 March 1865

21. Page 12 of pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, RG 15, certificate 53,074, Emeline widow of William McLaughlin


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