91st PA: Henry M Ache

Henry M Ache

Before the war

He was born on 30 October 1847, in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, to John O Ache and Sarah Wasser. [sources: date: 3 (17 in 1865), 4, 5 (32 in 1880), 6, 13, 14 (62 in 1910), 17 (30 Oct 47). place: 3 (Easton), 4, 5, 13 (Easton), 14, 17. parents: 4.]

In 1860, he was living with his parents, in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He was 13 years old, and had attended school in the previous year. His father was a segarmaker. [source: 9]

When he enlisted, he was a cigarmaker. [sources: 3, 13 (sai[lor]?)]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 2-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, gray eyes, and brown hair. 3, 13 (5'5", light complexion, grey eyes, light hair)]

During the war

He was a substitute. He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 23 March 1865 at Easton, Pennsylvania He served in company E of the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry. (The only record of his service in the 118th Pennsylvania is in the 91st's company I rolls.) He was enlisted for one year, at Easton, Pennsylvania, by Captain Yohe [?] or Bottle [?]. His enlistment was credited to the eleventh congressional district. [sources: 1, 2, 3 (could be 28 March), 6, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 19]

On 2 June 1865, he was transferred to the 91st PA, where he served as a private in companies A and I. [sources: 1, 5 (mentions co.I only), 8, 12, 16, 18, 19]

He was absent, sick, when the regiment mustered out. He was discharged on 14 July 1865. He was a private, in company A or I. [1, 2, 3 (could be 28 March), 6, 11, 13, 16 (10 Jul), 18, 19]

After the war

In 1870, he may have been living in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. (The only census entry I've found that could be his is for Henry Acha, with foreign-born parents.) If so, he was a laborer. [source: 15]

He was married to Matilda W Mushlitz on 9 July 1870. She was born on 26 April 1851, in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. They had nine children:

[source: 5]

In 1880, he was living in Hellertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He was working at a furnace. With him were his wife Tillie, and their children Ida, Stephen, Osca, Cora, and Allen. [source: 5]

In 1890, he was living in Hellertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. [source: 11]

He successfully applied for a pension on 20 June 1892. [sources: 2, 8, 16]

In 1900, he was living in Hellertown Borough, Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He was a machinist, and had not been out of work at all in the previous year. He was born in October 1847, in Pennsylvania. His wife and three children were living with him: [source: 7]

He again applied for a pension on 8 November 1909. [sources: 2, 16]

In 1910, he was living in Hellertown Borough, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his son Vincent and Vincent's family. He was a widower. He was a machinist, at a steel works. [source: 14]

In 1920 he was still living in Hellertown Borough, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He was a laborer. He was a widower. Living with him were his daughter Cora C Krause, his granddaughter Harriett Jacobs (also widowed), his greatgranddaughter Frances E Jacobs, and his granddaughter Melba [?] Krause. [source: 10]

He died on 30 November 1927, at Hellertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Union Cemetery, Hellertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 2, 16 (30 Nov), 17 (30 Nov)]

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 pension index, by regiment (Henry M Ache)

3 company A descriptive roll, entry 177 (Henry M Ache)

4 'Carpenter family', a gedcom, available at Rootsweb.com, last updated 16 August 2003, searched 30 April 2004 (Henry M Ache)

5 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Hellertown, enumeration district 82, stamped page 46C, handwritten page 11, lines 12-18 (Henry M Ache)

6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (Henry M Ache)

7 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Lower Saucon Township, Hellertown Borough, page 11B, lines 64-68 (Henry M Ache)

8 pension index, by name (Henry M Ache)

9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Lower Saucon Township, stamped page 742, handwritten page 24, lines 8-14 (Henry Ache)

10 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Hellertown Borough, enumeration district 131, page 15A, lines 38-42 (Henry M Ache)

11 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Hellertown, page 1, enumeration district 286, line 2 (Henry Ache)

12 company I, register of men transferred (Henry M Ache)

13 company I, descriptive roll, #85 [second entry] (Henry M Ache)

14 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Hellertown Borough, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 92, microfilm series T624, film 1381, page 31 A = 6 handwritten] (Henry M Ache)

15 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Lower Saucon Township, microfilm series M593, film 1393, page 288 = 70 handwritten (Henry Acha [sic])

16 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Henry M Ache)

17 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010) (Henry M Ache)

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry M Ache)

19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry W Ache)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 27 February 2012)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 27 February 2012)

Note on identification

Bates (1) lists two Henry Ache's: Henry M Ache, in company A, and Henry W Ache, in company I and the 118th PA. The pension index (2) makes clear these are the same person.

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Henry M Ache in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Henry M Ache entry in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Lower Saucon Township, microfilm series M653, film 1148, page 742 = 24 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain, based only on the absence of other candidates and the county]
line891011121314
Dwelling number177      
Family number180      
NameJohn AcheSarah AnnHenryMary AnnThomasJohnSusana
Age40341310752
Sexmfmfmmf
Color       
OccupationSegar maker      
Value of real estate owned       
Value of personal estate250      
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year  1111 
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Lower Saucon Township, microfilm series M593, film 1393, page 288 = 70 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other people at this residence, headed by Jesse Landenberger (a butcher, family 536) and Conrad Volfelter (a laborer, family 537)]
[identification is uncertain, based only on the absence of other candidates and the county]
line8
Dwelling-house number[461]
Family number[537]
NameHenry Acha [sic]
Age24
SexM
ColorW
OccupationLaborer
Real estate value 
Personal estate value 
BirthplacePa
Father foreign born1
Mother foreign born1
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 old1
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ... 

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Hellertown, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 82, microfilm series T9, film 1162, page 46C = 11 handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the 1890 census]
line12131415161718
street nameDurham Street
house number       
dwelling visit #106      
family visit #118      
nameAche Henry M.- Tillie- Ida- Stephen- Oscar- Cora- Allen
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFMMFM
age322998631
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeDaughterSonSonDaughterSon
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationWorks at furnaceKeeping houseAttending schoolAttending schoolAttending school  
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year  111  
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePa.Pa.Pa.Pa.Pa.Pa.Pa.
father's birthplacePa.Pa.Pa.Pa.Pa.Pa.Pa.
mother's birthplacePa.Pa.Pa.Pa.Pa.Pa.Pa.

1890 census, veterans' schedule

[1890 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Hellertown, enumeration district 286, page 1, line 2]
[identity is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 2
[house] 17
[family] 20
[name] Henry Ache
[rank] P
[company] I
[unit] 91 P Inf
[enlistment date] M 19 1865
[discharge date] 14 July 1865
[length of service] 3 years, 2 months, 6 days
[post office address]
[disability incurred]
[remarks]

1900 census

[1900 census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Lower Saucon Township, Hellertown Borough, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 112, microfilm series T623, film 1447, page 44 = 11 B handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the 1890 and 1910 censuses]
line6465666768
street     
house number     
dwelling number204    
family number215    
nameAche Henry M- Matilda- Myrtie M- Harry LVincent F
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonSon
colorWW WWW
sexMFFMM
birth dateOct 1847Apr 1851Jan 1881Jan 1885Apr 1887
age5249191513
married?MMSSS
# years married 3030   
mother of how many children? 9   
# of children living 8   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationMachinist Mender (Knitting Mill)At SchoolAt School
# months not employed0 0  
# months in school   99
can readYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedR    
free or mortgaged     
farm/houseH    
# of farm schedule     

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Hellertown Borough, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 92, microfilm series T624, film 1381, page 31 A = 6 handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the 1920 census]
line3435363738
streetFront Street
house nr     
dwelling nr117    
family nr122    
nameAche Vincent F- Carrie E- Hilda M- Kermit V [?]- Henry M
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonFather
sexMFFMM
colorWWWWW
age24235462
marital statusM1M1SSWd
#years present marriage44   
mother of # children 3   
mother of # living children 2   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish  English
occupationClerkNoneNoneNoneMachinist
nature of industry etc.Steel works   Steel works
employer etc.W   W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No   No
# weeks out of work 19090   0
can readYesYes  Yes
can writeYesYes  Yes
school since 1 Sep 09  No  
owned/rentedR    
owned free or mortagaged     
farm/houseH    
nr on farm schedule     
civil war vet    UA
blind     
deaf & dumb     

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton, Hellertown Borough, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 131, microfilm series T625, film 1608, page 229 = 15 A handwritten]
[identification is probable, given his place of death in the pension index cards]
line3839404142
streetFront Street
house number525    
dwelling visit number290    
family visit number321    
nameAche, Henry M.Krause, Cora PJacobs, Harriet, Frances E.Krause, Mella I.
relationshipHeadDau.Grand DauGreat Grand DauGrand Dau
own/rentR    
free/mortgaged (if owned)     
sexMFFFF
raceWWWWW
age at last birthday724322111
marital statusWWMSS
year of immigration     
naturalized/alien     
year of naturalization     
attended school since Sept 1919    yes
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
birth placePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
native language     
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's native language     
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's native language     
can speak Englishyesyesyesyesyes
occupationLaborernoneSchool Teachernonenone
industry, businessGeneral    
employment statusWage Sal.  
number of farm schedule     

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 4 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Ache, Henry M.
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also 118 Pa. Inf

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

[second card]

Ache Henry W.
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also 118 Pa. VOls.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Northampton County 1825
NAME Ache, Henry M
DATE OF BIRTH Oct. 30, 1847
DATE OF DEATH Nov. 30, 1927
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE March 23, 1865 to July 10, 1865
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. I, 91st Regt. Pa. Vol.
RANK Private
CEMETERY NAME Union Cemetery
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Hellertown, Penna.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION 1 LOT 22
HEADSTONE Granite Head COUNTY
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Veterans Grave Registrar
DATE December 7, 1939.
REMARKS Transferred to 91st Regt. from 118th Regt.

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