91st PA: John D Ackerman

John D Ackerman

Before the war

He was born in 1819/23, in New York. [sources: 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. [source: 4]

In 1861, he was a bonnet presser, at 560 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 10]

When he enlisted, he was a bonnet presser. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair. [source: 3]

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. [source: 10]

In 1868, he was apparently a straw presser, living at the corner of Lawrence and Rawle Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 10]

In 1870, he was apparently living on Fifth Street, ward 12, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 5]

In 1871 (probably fall 1870), he was probably living at 468 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was probably not working. [source: 10]

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]

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 company G, register of men discharged, #1 (John D Ackerman)

3 company G, descriptive roll, entry 24 (John D Ackerman)

4 1850 US census Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Northern Liberties, 4th ward, microfilm series M432, film 810, page 249 = 497 handwritten (John D Ackerman)

5 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2nd enumeration, ward 12, west side of fifth street, page 603 recto = 24 handwritten (John D Ackerman)

6 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 14 May 1871 (John D Ackerman)

7 death notice, Public Ledger, 16 May 1871, page 2 (John D Ackerman)

8 death 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)

10 Philadelphia city directories

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1860 US census
Ancestry and HeritageQuest indices (accessed January 2008)
he is apparently not at 560 North 5th St:
1860 census, ward 12 division 1, film 1162, page 161 = 161 handwritten1861 Biddle's Philadephia directory
9081151Margaret Snodgrassmilliner1191 McElroy's Business directorySnodgrass Margaretmilliner560 N 5th
9091152Michael Shaffer[blank]885 Sherman'sShaffer Mgentleman558 N 5th
9101153George Cathrelltobacconist504 Sherman'sKathrall Georgetobacco554 N 5th
1880 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 27 Feb 12)
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed January 2008)
note that some entries had no identifying information
1900 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 27 Feb 12)
1910 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 27 Feb 12)
1920 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 27 Feb 12)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 27 Feb 12)
pension index by name
Ancestry index (accessed September 2006)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
searched John Ackerman (metaphone) died 1871; John D Ackerman (metaphone) born 1823 +/- 5 (accessed 27 Feb 2012)
Pennsylvania Veterans' burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 10 December 2010)
Headstones of deceased union veterans 1879-1903
Ancestry index (accessed 24 February 2012)
Philadelphia Pennsylvania death certificates
10 candidates (searched on FamilySearch, 27 February 2012)
(1) John Ackerman, born Germany, died 20 Sep 1904 Philadelphia, 85 years old, locksmith, buried 24 September 1904
-- [I did not find a death notice for him in GenealogyBank]
(2) John Ackerman, born Prussia, died 10 December 1905 Philadelphia, 46 years old, cabinetmaker, married buried 12 December 1905 Arlington Cem
(3) John D Ackerman, born New York, gentleman, Maria St above 4th, ward 12, widow [??], died 14 May 1871 Philadelphia, 54 years old, buried 16 May 1871 New York
-- [see death notice, Public Ledger, 16 May 1871, page 2: John D Ackerman, 54, sudden death, son of late Lawrence Ackerman, removed to Greenwood Cem for interment]
-- [1870 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 132, has no Ackerman(n) on Maria Street and no John Ackerman(n); ditto for 1869 Gopsill's directory]
(4) John Frederick Ackerman, died 27 July 1873 Philadelphia, parents William and Magdelena Ackerman
(5) John Ackerman, died 28 July 1887 Philadephia, parents John Ackerman and Annie Schweizer
(6) John Ackerman, died 30 August 1865 Philadelphia, 67 years old, no address or burial place, died at Philadelphia Hospital
-- [I did not find a death notice for him on GenealogyBank]
(7) Johan Alfons Ackerman, born Philadelphia to Jacob and Mary Anna Ackerman, died 3 Sep 1875 Philadelphia, buried 5 Sep 1875
(8) John Ackerman buried about 29 July 1887 Philadelphia, St PEter's, 3 months old
(9) John Ackermann born Philadelphia to Jacob Ackerman and Maria Anna Schneider, grocer, died 12 Mar 1878, 15 years old, buried 14 Apr 1878, St Peter's
(10) John Ackermann, born Philadelphia, died 11 Oct 1878 Philadelphia 2 years old, NW corner 27th & Dauphin, buried 13 Oct 1878

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John Ackerman in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[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]
line1
Dwellings visited[666]
Families visited[703]
NameJohn D Ackerman
Age30
SexM
Color 
Occupation of males over 15 yearsBonnet Presser
Real estate owned 
BirthplaceN York
Married within year 
Attended school within year 
Over 20 & can't read/write 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 

1870 census

[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]
line13
Dwelling-house number" [sc. 560]
Family number 
NameAckerman Jno D
Age50
SexM
Color 
Occupation 
Real estate value 
Personal estate value 
Birthplace 
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 old 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ... 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 5 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Ackerman John D.
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Philadelphia directories

[selected Philadelphia city directories]
[transcribed 27 February 2012, from Fold3]
1851 [Biddle's] Philadelphia directory, page 2
[no John Ackerman]
1852 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 2
[no John Ackerman]
1853 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 2
[no John Ackerman]
1854 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 2
Ackerman John, carp., 20th ab Spruce
1855 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 2
Ackerman John, butcher, 6th bel G T road
Ackerman John, carp., 20th ab Spruce
1856 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 2
Ackerman John, weaver, Carpenter bel Broad
1857 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 2
[no John Ackerman]
1858 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 2
[no John Ackerman]
1859 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 2
Ackerman John, lab. G F road
1860 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 65
Ackerman John dyer, Gray's Ferry Road bel. Federal [only John Ackerman]
1861 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 3
Ackerman John, laborer, h Grays Ferry Road bel Washington av
Ackerman John B., bonnet presser, 560 N 5th
1862 Biddle's/McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 2
[no John Ackerman]
1863 Biddle's/McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 34
[no John Ackerman]
1864 Biddle's/McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 2
[no John Ackerman]
1865 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 34
Ackerman John D., presser, 560 N 5th
1866 McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 34
Ackerman John D., presser, 560 N 5th
1867 McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 35
[no John Ackerman]
1868 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 132
Ackerman John D., straw presser, h Lawrence c Rawle
1869 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 131
[no John Ackerman]
1870 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 132
[no John Ackerman]
1871 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 132
Ackerman John, h 468 N 5th

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 14 May 1871]
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased. John D. Ackerman
2. Color, W.
3. Sex, male
4. Age, Fifty four years
5. Single
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

death notice (Philadelphia)

[death notice, Public Ledger, 16 May 1871, page 2]
{transcribed 17 February 2012, from GenealogyBank]

ACKERMAN--Suddenly, May 14th, 1871, JOHN D. ACKERMAN, aged 54 [?] years, son of the late Lawrence Ackerman.

His remains will be removed to Greenwood Cemetery [sic] for interment.

death notice (New York)

[death notice, New York Herald-Tribune, 17 May 1871, page 5]+
[transcribed 27 February 2012, from GenealogyBank]

ACKERMAN--On the 14th inst., at Philadelphia, John D., son of the late Law [?] Ackerman.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the M. E. [??] Church, Thirtieth [???] st, this day, at 2 pm.


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