91st PA: John G Aemigh

John G Aemigh

Before the war

He was born in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, in 1828/29, to George Eamigh and Elizabeth Adams. [sources: date: 3 (35 in 1864), 5 (51 in 1880), 7 (41 in 1870), 8 (20 in 1850), 9 (29 in 1860), 13 (1829), 16 (1829), 17 (1830). place: 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17. parents: 16, 17]

In 1850, he was living in Summerhill Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Cornelius and Elizabeth Crum (apparently his mother and stepfather), along with Solomon, Ruth, George, and Margaret Emigh (apparently siblings). He was a carpenter. [source: 8]

He married Mary Ann Plummer. She was born on 15 November 1829 (or 1828?), in Pennsylvania. In 1900 and 1910, she reported having had nine children, two of whom were alive, including:

[sources: 5, 7, 9, 11 (Nov 1828), 12, 14 (15 Nov 1829), 16 (15 Nov 1829), 17]

In 1860, he was living in Summerhill Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary, and children William, John, and Josiah. He was a farmer, and owned $300 in personal property. [source: 9]

When he enlisted, he was a farmer. [sources: 3, 5]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, blue eyes, and sandy hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He was drafted. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864. He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He was a private, in company G. [sources: 1, 3, 19, 20]

He was discharged at Chester, Pennsylvania, on 15 June 1865 by general order, War Department. He was a private, in company G. [sources: 1, 2, 19, 20]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Gulich Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary, and with William, John, Josiah, Charlotta, Harvey, Abram, and Silas (presumably their children). He was a teamster, and owned $590 in personal property. [source: 7]

On 27 June 1873, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 4, 6]

In 1880, he was living in Juniata Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary, and his children Charlotte, Harry, and Abraham. He was a farmer. [source: 5]

On 12 March 1881, he died. He was buried in Mount Union Cemetery, Summerhill, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 13, 16, 17]

On 23 August 1886, his widow, Mary A Amigh, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 4, 6]

In 1890, his widow, Mary A Emigh, was living in East Conemaugh Borough, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. She had lost his discharge. [source: 10]

In 1900, his widow, Mary Amigh, was living in East Conemaugh Borough, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her grandson James A Henderson [?]. [source: 11]

In 1910, his widow, Mary Ann Amigh, was living in East Taylor Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son Harvey E Amigh. [source: 12]

On 29 March 1913, Mary Ann Amigh died. She was buried in the Mount Union Cemetery, Summerhill, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. [source: 14]

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, #55 (John G Amight)

3 company G, second descriptive roll, [#37] (John G Aemigh [descriptive list has 'Hamick' (?)])

4 pension index, by name (John G Amigh)

5 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Juniata Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 171, microfilm series T9, film 1103, page 391 = 7 C handwritten (John G Amigh)

6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (John G Amigh)

7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Clearfield County, Gulich Township, post office Barnesville, microfilm series M593, film 1327, page 171 verso = 2 handwritten (John Eamigh [sic])

8 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Cambria County, Summerhill Township, microfilm series M432, film 761, page 94 verso = 188 handwritten (John Emigh)

9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Cambria County, Summerhill Township, microfilm series M653, film 1088, page 461 = 343 handwritten (John Emigh)

10 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Cambria County, Franklin + East Conemaugh Borough, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 93, page 5 (Mary widow of John G. Emigh)

11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Cambria County, East Conemaugh Borough, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 116, microfilm series T623, film 1388, page 98 = 11 A handwritten (Mary Amigh)

12 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Cambria County, East Taylor Township, supervisor's district microfilm series T624, film 1323, page 151 = 6 A handwritten (Mary Ann Amigh)

13 Find a grave, memorial 75469163, created by Ron, added 25 Aug 2011, accessed 5 March 2012 (John C Eamigh)

14 Find a grave, memorial 75352560, created by Ron, added 23 Aug 2011, maintained by Kat, accessed 5 March 2012 (Mary Ann Amigh)

15 'Their pensions granted', Philadelphia Inquirer 23 January 1890 page 2 (Isabella widow of John Amigh [served in the 45th PA, not in the 91st PA])

16 'Pennsylvania and beyond', a gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Jennifer Kirsopp-Reed, last updated 2 June 2007 (accessed 5 March 2012) (John G Eamigh)

17 Hartzell ancestors and their descendants', contact Susan, last updated 6 December 2011 (accessed 5 March 2012) (John C Eamigh)

18 e-mail from Pam, 24 September 2012, citing Isabella Merriman Amigh's pension certificate file (served in the 45th PA, not the 91st PA)

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

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

Note on identification

Jonathan Emigh married to Elizabeth

A Jonathan Emigh in Clearfield County is the right age, but married to Elizabeth:

1860 US census
Jonathan Emigh (33 b. PA), with Elizabeth (27), Hiram (10), Priscilla (8), Lucretia (6), George (5), Jonathan (5), and Rebecca (2/12)
Morris Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania (microfilm series M653, film 1096, page 1126 = 131 handwritten)
1870 US census
Jonathan Emigh 44 (the other people living there match the 1860 census entry)
Morris, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, page 289 verso = 36 handwritten
1880 US census
Jonathan Emigh (53 b. PA farmer), with Mary E (48), Johnathan (22), Rebecca (20), Henry (18), Annie (14), Franklin (12), Florance C (9), Mary E (7/12), and Christian Smeal (71)
microfilm series T9, film 1116 page 242C

John Amigh (45th PA) married to Isabella

A John Amigh, married to Isabella Merriman, lived in Franklin, [Cambria County?], Pennsylvania. He served as a private in company E of the 45th Pennsylvania Infantry. They were married in a town starting with a 'P' in Centre County, by a Justice of the Peace, and had seven children, with only two living by the early 1900's. He successfully applied for a pension on 25 February 1863. He died on 28 July 1888. She successfully applied for a pension on 3 September 1888 (and was added to the pension list by 10 January 1890). They are both buried in Franklin Cemetery. (See sources 15 and 18 listed below; see also the pension index by name card for John Amigh, widow Isabella Amigh, available on Ancestry, and the pension index by unit card for John Amigh in E 45th PA Infantry, available on Fold3.)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 5 March 2012)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 5 March 2012)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index, searched for John Amigh/Aemigh/Eamigh/Emigh (accessed 5 March 2012)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index, searched for John Emigh, John Amigh, or John Eamigh/Aemigh (accessed 5 March 2012)
Pennsylvania Veterans' burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 7 March 2012)
Pennsylvania church and town records
Ancestry index (accessed 7 March 2012)

Display


John G Aemigh in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

John G Aemigh in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Cambria County, Summerhill Township, microfilm series M432, film 761, page 94 verso = 188 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain, based on the absence of other candidates]
line17181920212223
Dwellings visited99      
Families visited100      
NameCornelius CrumElizabeth "Solomon EmighJohn "Ruth A "George "Margaret "
Age50502320171512
Sexmfmmfmf
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer Carpenter"   
Real estate owned       
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year       
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Cambria County, Summerhill Township, microfilm series M653, film 1088, page 461 = 343 handwritten]
[identity is probable; see the 1870 census entry below]
line2021222324
Dwelling number552 [?]    
Family number259 [?]    
NameJohn EmighMary "William "John [??] "Josiah "
Age2930751
SexMMFMM
Color     
OccupationFarmer    
Value of real estate owned & nbsp;   
Value of personal estate300    
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Clearfield County, Gulich Township, post office Barnesville, microfilm series M593, film 1327, page 171 verso = 2 handwritten]
[identity is probable; see the 1880 census entry below]
line272829303132333435
Dwelling-house number13        
Family number11        
NameEamigh [sic] John" Mary A" William L" John L" Josiah G" Charlotta" Harvey E" Abram W" Silas B
Age41411815118637/12
SexMFMMMFMMM
ColorWWWWWWWWW
OccupationTeamsterKeeps HousePiling Lumber" "At Home" "" "" "" "
Real estate value         
Personal estate value590        
BirthplacePennsylvania""""""""
Father foreign born         
Mother foreign born         
Birth month if born within year        Oct
Marriage month if married within year         
Attended school past year  111    
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, Blair County, Juniata Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 171, microfilm series T9, film 1103, page 391 = 7 C handwritten]
[identity is probable, given (1) the spouse's name in the pension index by name, and (2) the 1910 census entry below]
line1920212223
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #     
family visit #50    
nameAmigh John GMary ACharlott AHarry EAbraham W
colorWWWWW
sexMFFMM
age5151181513
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeDaughterSonSon
single  1  
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationFarmerKeeping houseWithout occupation  
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year  111
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Cambria County, Franklin + East Conemaugh Borough, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 93, page 5]
[transcribed 7 March 2012, from Ancestry]
[identity is confirmed, by reference to his service]

[line] 10
[house] [blank]
[family] 534
[name] Mary A widow of Emigh John G.
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] Oct = 1864
[discharge date] = June 1865
[length of service] = = =
[post office address] " [sc. Conemaugh Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] Discharge lost

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Cambria County, East Conemaugh Borough, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 116, microfilm series T623, film 1388, page 98 = 11 A handwritten]
[identity is confirmed, by the 1890 census entry above]
line3536
street  
house number  
dwelling number224 
family number224 
nameAmigh Mary [ilegible initial]Henderson [??] James A
relationshipHeadGrand Son
colorWW
sexFM
birth dateNov 1828Apr 1883
age7116
married?WdS
# years married42 
['42' is crossed out]
mother of how many children?9 
# of children living2 
birthplacePennaPenna
father's birthplaceMarylandPenna
mother's birthplaceMarylandPenna
immigration year  
# years in USA  
naturalized citizen?  
occupation Day Laborer
# months not employed  
# months in school  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
speaks Englishyesyes
owned/rentedR 
free or mortgaged  
farm/houseH 
# of farm schedule  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Cambria County, East Taylor Township, supervisor's district microfilm series T624, film 1323, page 151 = 6 A handwritten]
[identity is probable, given (1) the 1900 entry transcribed above, and (2) the 1870 census entry above]
line38394041424344
street       
house nr       
dwelling nr93      
family nr93      
nameAmigh Harvey E- Lavinia J- John A- Chita [?] B- Mary AnnKelly Annie OPaul Deal J
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughterMotherServant 
sexMFMFFFM
colorWWWWWWW
age454715983227/12 [??]
marital statusM1M2SSWdSS
#years present marriage1818   S [siC] 
mother of # children 6  91 
mother of # living children 4  21 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated       
naturalized/alien       
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish EnglishEnglish 
occupationMail CarrierNone[illegible]nonenoneServantnone
nature of industry etc.  Steel Shops  Private family 
employer etc.W W  W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?       
# weeks out of work 1909       
can readyesyesyes yesyes 
can writeyesyesyes yesyes 
school since 1 Sep 09  yesyes   
owned/rentedO      
owned free or mortagagedM      
farm/houseH      
nr on farm schedule       
civil war vet       
blind       
deaf & dumb       

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]


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

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 11 May 2014]

Hamick John G.
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Aemigh, John G

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

pension granted

['Their pensions granted', Philadelphia Inquirer 23 January 1890 page 2]
[identity is speculative]

'Their pensions granted'
Another Batch of Names Added to the Government's Bounty List.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.--Pension certificates have been issued as follows:

*

Issue of January 10, 1890. PENNSYLVANIA.-- ...

Original Widows &c.--Isabella [sic], widow of John Amigh, Franklin; ....


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