91st PA: Jacob W Afflerback

Jacob Whitecar Afflerback

Before the war

He was born in September 1837, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Jacob Afflerback (born in Germany) and Sarah B. [unknown surname] (born in Pennsylvania). [sources: date: 3 (26 in 1862), 15 (32 in 1870), 16 (43 in 1880), 22 (13 in 1850), 23 (24 in 1860), 24. place: 3, 15, 16, 22, 23 (b. NJ), 24. parents: 8]

In 1850, he was living in Upper Pittsgrove Township, Salem County, Pennsylvania. He was living on (and presumably working on) a farm. [source: 22]

In 1860, he was living in Upper Pittsgrove Township, Salem County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Charles Brink, Charles Lippencot, and Sarah Ann Afeback. He was a laborer. [source: 23]

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

Description

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

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service for three years on 15 July 1862, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted and mustered into service by Lieutenant Gregory. He was a private in company E. [sources: 1 (16 July 1861--but the regiment hadn't started recruiting then), 3, 9, 13 (16 July 62, as corporal), 14, 25, 26, 27, 28]

He was wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg. [source: 9]

On 8 March 1863, he was detailed as a regimental hospital attendant. [source: 10]

He fought in the battle of Gettysburg. [source: 6]

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 30 men who had more than fifteen months to serve who were willing to reenlist. On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave. [sources: 7, 12, 25]

He was wounded on 12 May 1864 at Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia. [source: 1]

He was promoted to corporal on 23 June 1864, for soldierly conduct in a recent battle (2) or for soldierly appearances (3) or soldierly qualities during the last campaign (5). [sources: 2, 3, 5]

On 25 January 1865, he went on a furlough, which ended on 4 February 1865. [source: 11]

He was discharged on 1 June 1865, at Camp Cadwalader, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by War Department special order. He was a corporal, in company E. [sources; 1, 4, 13, 14 (30 Aug 1865), 25, 26, 27, 28]

After the war

His shell concussion caused a partial hearing loss, from which he suffered for his whole life. [source: 9]

On 22 February 1866, he married Fannie Bowers Booz (from Trenton, New Jersey), in Morrisville, Pennsylvania. In 1900, she had had eight children, all of whom were alive. [sources: 8, 24]

They moved to New Jersey shortly after that. He worked as a shoemaker. [source: 9]

Jacob and Fannie had eight children. [sources: 8, 17]

George Afflerback (born 1867)

Robert Afflerback (born 1869)

Charles Afflerback (born 1871)

Lillian Afflerback (born 1873)

Laura Afflerback (born 1876)

Jennie Afflerback (born 1878)

John Afflerback (born 1882)

Frank Afflerback (born 1886)

In 1870, he was living in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey. He was living with his wife Fannie and children George and Robert. He was a shoemaker. [source: 15]

In 1880, he was living in Upper Pittsgrove, Salem County, New Jersey. He was living with his wife Fannie and children Robert, Charles, Lillian, Laura, and Jennie. He was a farm laborer. [source: 16]

In 1890, he was living in Lower Alloways Creek Township, Salem County, New Jersey. He had been "wounded through [his] body". [source: 14]

On 26 January 1891, he applied successfully from New Jersey for a pension. [sources: 19, 21]

In 1900, he was living in Upper Pittsgrove, Salem County, New Jersey. He was living with his wife Fannie and sons John and Frank. He was a laborer, and had been unemployed 3 months in the previous year. They were renting their house. [source: 24]

He again applied for a pension on 20 February 1907. [source: 21]

He died on 20 May 1909, in Salem County, New Jersey. He was buried in Old Pittsgrove Baptist Churchyard, in Upper Pittsgrove, Salem County, New Jersey. [8, 20, 21]

On 2 June 1909, his widow, Fannie B Afflerback, applied successfully from New Jersey for a pension. [sources: 19, 21]

In 1910, his widow Fannie was living in Upper Pittsgrove Township, Salem County, New Jersey. She was a dressmaker. [source: 17]

In 1920, his widow Fannie was living at 23 Oak Street, Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey. She was living with her granddaughter Lillian Biggs. [source: 18]

Researcher

Keith Sagers is researching Jacob Afflerback; contact him at KEITHSAGERS@worldnet.att.net.

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) (Jacob Affleback)

2 list of non-commissioned officers, company E (Jacob W. Afflerback)

3 company E, descriptive roll, entry 109 (Jacob W. Aflerback)

4 company E, register of men discharged, number 46 (Jacob W Affleback)

5 special order 55, headquarters, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, 30 June 1864

6 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Jacob W Affleback)

7 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863 (Jacob Afflerback)

8 message, 17 December 1998, by Keith Sagers, on "Dutch Board" at Ancestry (searched 2 July 2001) (Jacob Whitecar Afflerback)

9 e-mail message, Keith Sagers, 7 July 2001

10 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 8 March 1863 (Private Afflerback)

11 enlisted men's furloughs (Jacob Afflerbach)

12 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Aflerbach)

13 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 17 May 2004 (Jacob W Affleback, rolls have 'Afflerback')

14 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Salem County, Lower Alloways Creek Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 48, line 19 (Jacob M Affleback)

15 1870 US census, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Egg Harbor Township, microfilm series M593, film 851, page 58 (Jacob Afflerback)

16 1880 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Upper Pittsgrove, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 152, microfilm series T9, film 797, page 250 A = 17 handwritten (Jacob Alferback)

17 1910 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Upper Pittsgrove Township, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 162 [?], microfilm series T624, film 908, page 295 = 17 [?] handwritten (Fannie Afflerback)

18 1920 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Bridgeton, 3rd ward, supervisor's district 202, enumeration district 135, microfilm series T625, film 1026, page 63 A = 2 handwritten (Fannie Afflerback)

19 pension index, by name (Jacob W Afflerback)

20 memorial 13413814, on Find a grave, created by Russ Dodge, added 22 Feb 06, viewed 25 Mar 06 (Jacob Afflerback)

21 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Jacob W Afflerback)

22 1850 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Upper Pittsgrove Township, microfilm series M432, film 462, page 215] [thanks to Cindy for correcting a mistake in my transcription!] (Jacob Affenbauch)

23 1860 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Upper Pittsgrove Township, microfilm series M653, film 707, page 72 handwritten [Thanks to Cindy for the reference!] (Jacob W Afelback)

24 1900 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Upper Pittsgrove Township, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 186, microfilm series T623, film 993, page 249 = 7 B handwritten (Jacob Afflerback)

25 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jacob W Afflerback)

26 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jacob W Affleback)

27 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jacob Aflerback)

28 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jacob W Afferbach)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 5 March 2012)

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Jacob Afflerback in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Upper Pittsgrove Township, microfilm series M432, 462, page 215]
[identity is uncertain, based on the name and age]
line333435363738
Dwellings visited186     
Families visited186     
NameBenjamin Burt [?]Experiance "Phoebe DareJacob AffenbauchCharles R. BurtCornelia "
Age3026211341
Sexmffmmf
Color      
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarm     
Real estate owned2000     
BirthplaceN.Jer.""PennN.Jer."
Married within year      
Attended school within year      
Over 20 & can't read/write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1860 census

[1860 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Upper Pittsgrove Township, microfilm series M653, film 707, page 72 handwritten]
[Thanks to Cindy for the reference!]
[identity is uncertain, based on the name and age]
line13141516
Dwelling number547   
Family number541   
NameCharles BrinkJacob W. AfelbackCharles LippencotSarah Ann Afeback
Age29241878
SexMMMF
Color    
OccupationLabour"LabourSeamstress
Value of real estate owned    
Value of personal estate$50 $1000 
Place of birthNJ"""
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Egg Harbor Township, microfilm series M593, film 851, page 58]
[identity is likely, since (1) the names and ages match those in the 1880 census entry below]
line28293031
Dwelling-house number447   
Family number447   
NameAfflerback Jacob- Fannie- George- Robert
Age322231
SexMFM"
Color" [sc. W]"""
OccupationShoemakerHouse Keeper  
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 old1   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...    

1880 census

[1880 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Upper Pittsgrove, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 152, microfilm series T9, film 797, page 250 A = 17 handwritten]
[identity is probable; see the note on the 1900 census below]
line43444546474849
street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #165      
family visit #173      
nameAlferback [sic] Jacob- Fannie- Robert- Charles- Lillian- Laura- Jennie
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMMFFF
age4333119641
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeSonSonDaughterDaughterDaughter
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationFarm LaborerKeeping house     
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year  1111 
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePennsylvaniaNew Jersey [?]New JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyNew Jersey
father's birthplaceN.J.N.J.GermanyGermanyGermanyGermanyGermany
mother's birthplaceN.J.N.J.N.J.N.J.N.J.N.J.N.J.

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Salem County, Lower Alloways Creek Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 48, line 19]
[identity is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 19
[house] 278
[family] 281
[name] Jacob M Affleback
[rank] Corporal
[company] E
[unit] 91 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 15 July 1862
[discharge date] 30 Aug 1865
[length of service] 2 years, 10 months, 15 days
[post office address] Canton
[disability incurred] Wounded through body
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Upper Pittsgrove Township, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 186, microfilm series T623, film 993, page 249 = 7 B handwritten]
[identity is probable given (1) the 1890 census entry above, (2) the death date in the pension index by regiment, (3) the spouse's name in the pension index by name, and (4) the 1910 census entry below--but note the difference in townships]
line80818283
street    
house number    
dwelling number158   
family number158   
nameAfflerback Jacob- Fannie B- John- Frank
relationshipHeadWifeSonSon
colorWWWW
sexMFMM
birth dateSept 1837April 1847May 1882Jun 1886
age62531813
married?MMSS
# years married3434  
mother of how many children? 8  
# of children living 8  
birthplacePennsylvaniaNew JerseyNew JerseyNew Jersey
father's birthplaceGermanyNew JerseyPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceGermanyNew JerseyNew JerseyNew Jersey
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationLaborer [blank]At School
# months not employed303 
# months in school   9
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedR   
free or mortgaged    
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Upper Pittsgrove Township, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 162 [?], microfilm series T624, film 908, page 295 = 17 [?] handwritten]
[identity is probable--see the note on the 1900 census above]
line83
streetDarlowne n [?] Aldine
house nr 
dwelling nr383
family nr383
nameAfflerback Fannie
relationshipHead
sexF
colorW
age70
marital statusWd
#years present marriage 
mother of # children8
mother of # living children8
birthplaceNew Jersey
father's birthplaceNew Jersey
mother's birthplaceNew Jersey
immigrated 
naturalized/alien 
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationDressmaker
nature of industry etc.At home
employer etc.OA
out of work 15 Apr 1910? 
# weeks out of work 1909 
can readYes
can writeYes
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rentedR
owned free or mortagaged 
farm/houseH
nr on farm schedule 
civil war vet 
blind 
deaf & dumb 

1920 census

[1920 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Bridgeton, 3rd ward, supervisor's district 202, enumeration district 135, microfilm series T625, film 1026, page 63 A = 2 handwritten]
[identity is probable--see the note on the 1900 census above]
line3940
streetOak St
house number23 
dwelling visit number34 
family visit number38 
nameAfflerback FannieBiggs Lillian
relationshipHeadG Daughter
own/rentR 
free/mortgaged (if owned)  
sexFF
raceWW
age at last birthday7223
marital statusWdS
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
birth placeNew JerseyNew Jersey
native language  
father's birthplaceNew JerseyNew Jersey
father's native language  
mother's birthplaceNew JerseyNew Jersey
mother's native language  
can speak English  
occupationNoneTeacher
industry, business Grammar School
employment status W
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]


Afflerback, Jacob
     Jacob W
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Cpl.
See also 155 Pa. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

[second card, transcribed 5 Mar 2014]

Affleback, Jacob W.
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Cpl.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Afflerback Jacob.
     Jacob W.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.
[third card, transcribed 6 March 2014]

Aflerback, Jacob
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Afflerback, Jacob
     Jacob W.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[fourth card, transcribed 7 March 2014]

Afferbach, Jacob W.
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Cpl.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Afferback, Jacob.
     Jacob W.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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