He was born in 1819/23, in New York.
date: 3 (38 in 1861), 4 (30 in 1850), 5 (50 in 1870), 6 (54 in 1871), 7 (54 in 1871).
place: 4, 5, 6.
parents: 7, 8]
In 1850, he was apparently living in the 4th ward Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He was a bonnet presser.
In 1861, he was a bonnet presser, at 560 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
When he enlisted, he was a bonnet presser.
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair.
During the war
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 9 December 1861.
He was enlisted for three years, by Captain Gilbert, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He was a private in company G.
[sources: 1, 3, 11]
He was discharged at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 10 December 1861, by order of Colonel Gregory, because he was intoxicated when he enlisted.
He was a private, in company G.
[sources: 1, 2, 3, 11]
After the war
In 1865-1866, he was apparently a presser, living at 560 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In 1868, he was apparently a straw presser, living at the corner of Lawrence and Rawle Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In 1870, he was apparently living on Fifth Street, ward 12, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In 1871 (probably fall 1870), he was probably living at 468 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He was probably not working.
On 14 May 1871, he apparently died, suddenly, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of paralysis of the brain.
He was a gentleman (that is, was not working), and was single.
He died at, or was buried from, Maria Street, above 4th Street.
On 16 May 1871, he was buried, in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.
[source: 6, 7 (buried Greenwood Cem), 8, 9]
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)
7death notice, Public Ledger, 16 May 1871, page 2
(John D Ackerman)
8death notice, New York Herald-Tribune, 17 May 1871, page 5
(John D Ackerman)
9 Find a grave, memorial 49590209, added by BK Genie, 12 March 2010, accessed 27 February 2012
[uncertain identification, based on the name and year and the cemetery name in #7 above]
(John D Ackerman)
[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Northern Liberties, 4th ward, microfilm series M432, film 810, page 249 = 497 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the many other people at this residence, headed by Samuel Matthews, 49, shoe dealer]
[identification is uncertain, based primarily on the occupation]
[1851 [Biddle's] Philadelphia directory, page 288: 'Matthews Samuel, shoemaker, 21 Bank, h 218 Green'--the other only Samuel Matthews is a carter]
[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2nd enumeration, ward 12, west side of fifth street, page 603 recto = 24 handwritten]
[the page is headed, 'West side of Fifth Street'. Note that line 14 has 'South Side of Green St.']
[I did not transcribe the other people at this residence, headed by Margaret Snodgrass]
[identification is speculative, based on the apparent address]
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Ackerman Jno D
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[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 14 May 1871]
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
1. Name of Deceased. John D. Ackerman
2. Color, W.
3. Sex, male
4. Age, Fifty four years
6. Date of Death, May 14th 1871
7. Cause of Death, Paralysis of the Brain
L E Fordmann [?] M.D.
Residence, 569 Nth 5th St.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Gentleman
9. Place of Birth, New York
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 12th Ward
12. Street and Number, Maria St above 4th
13. Date of Burial, May 16th 1871
14. Place of Burial, New York
John A Frank Undertaker.
Residence, 441 Nth 6th St