91st PA: Rinard S Anthony

Rinard S Anthony

Before the war

He was born on 19 December 1839, in Armstrong, Pennsylvania, to William Anthony and Christiana Alspaugh. [sources: date: 19; 5 (23 in 1863), 6 (23 in 1863), 12 (29 in 1870), 13 (20 in 1860), 14 (10 in 1850), 17 (35 in 1880). place: 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 17. parents: 19]

In 1850, he was living in Limestone Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. He was living with William and Jane Anthony (presumably his parents), along with eight other Anthony's (presumably siblings). [source: 14]

In 1860, he was living in Eldred Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. He was living with William and Jane Anthony (presumably his parents), and with George and Levina Anthony (presumably his siblings). He was a farm hand. [source: 13]

When he enlisted, he was a laborer. [sources: 5, 6]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair. [sources: 5, 6]

During the war

He was a substitute. He was enlisted and mustered into service on 23 or 26 August 1863 in company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry. He was enlisted for three years. His service was credited to the 23rd congressional district. [sources: 1 (drafted), 5 (substitute, 23 Aug), 6 (substitute, written over crossed-out 'drafted', 23 Aug), 8 (13 Aug), 19, 21, 22 (26 Aug), 27]

He was transferred from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st on 20 July 1864. On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G. On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company. He was then present, as a private. He was a private in company K. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 21, 24, 27, 28]

On 30 April 1865, he was reported absent in hospital, wounded. [source: 10]

He was discharged, at Columbia Hospital, Washington DC, in May 1865 or 1 June 1865, by general order 77, War Department He was a private, in company K. [sources: 1, 4 (1 Jun), 8 (27 May), 11, 24, 27, 28]

After the war

On 5 June 1865, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 7, 9]

About 1869, he moved to the farm on which he died, thirty years later. [source: 22]

In 1870, he was living in Union Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Andrew Gregg. He was a lumberman. [source: 12]

On 2 September 1875, he married Mary A [unknown family name]. She was born in August 1858, in Pennsylvania. They apparently had these six children:

[sources: 8, 16, 17, 19, 20 (6 children all alive in 1910), 26 (6 children 6 alive in 1900)]

In 1880, he was living in Union Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary, and children Ocile [?] and William. He was a farmer. [source: 17]

In 1890, he was living in Union and Corsica, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. He had a gunshot in his hip and hand. [source: 15]

On 26 January 1897, his daughter Olie M Anthony married David G Weinert (son of Gust. and Ann Weirich, 24 years old). [source: 23]

He died on Thursday, 12 October 1899, at his home, in Union Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. On Friday 13 October 1899, he was buried in Zion (Sigel Road) Cemetery, Howe, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 8, 9, 19, 22]

On 19 October 1899, his widow, Mary A Anthony, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension. The certificate was dated 20 April 1900. She received an additional $2 per month for Sarah, which ended on 1 October 1913. [sources: 7, 9, 25]

Effective 19 April 1908, Mary A Anthony's pension was increased to $12.00 per month, under the Act of 19 April 1908. [source: 25]

In 1910, his widow, Mary A Anthony, was living in Rose Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her children William and Sarah. [source: 20]

Effective 6 October 1917, Mary A Anthony's pension was increased to $25.00 per month. [source: 25]

Effective 1 May 1920, Mary A Anthony's pension was increased to $30.00 per month. [source: 25]

In 1920, his widow, Anna Anthony, was living in Corsica Borough, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son John and his family. [source: 16]

In 1926, the post-office address of his widow, Mary A Anthony, was Corsica, Pennsylvania. She was 70 years old. She was receiving a pension of $30 per month. She was crippled, with completely ankylosed lower-extremity joints, in flexion, and needed constant aid. She had no property, no income other than her pension, and no one legally required to support her. The House Committee recommended that her pension be increased to $50 per month. [source: 8]

In 1930, his widow, Mary Anthony, was living in Clover Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her daughter Gertrude McKendree and Gertrude's family. [source: 18]

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) (Rinard Anthony)

2 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Rainard Anthony)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Rainard Anthony)

4 company K, second register of men discharged (Rinard Anthony)

5 company K, second descriptive roll (Rinard S Anthony)

6 company K, third descriptive roll (Rinard S Anthony)

7 pension index, by name (Rinard S Anthony)

8 House Report 550. 'Pensions and increase of pensions for certain soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, etc. March 13, 1926'. Serial Set volume 8538, 69th Congress, 1st Session, session volume D. Page 261. (Rinard S Anthony)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Rinard S Anthony)

10 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Rainard Anthony)

11 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Rinard Anthony)

12 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Union Township (post office: Cool Spring), microfilm series M593, film 1352, page 216 = 11 handwritten (Anthony S Rinard [sic])

13 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Eldred Township (post office Brookville), microfilm series M653, film 1118, page 133 = 149 handwritten (Reinard Anthony)

14 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Limestone Township, microfilm series M432, film 767, page 39 = 78 handwritten (Rynand Anthony)

15 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Union and Corsica, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 125, page 1 (Rinord [sic] S Anthony)

16 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Corsica Borough, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 144, microfilm series T625, film 1575, page 131 = 1 B handwritten (Anna Anthony)

17 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Union Township, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 198, microfilm series T9, film 1136, page 200 = 12 D handwritten (R S Anthony)

18 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Clover Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 38-8, microfilm series T626, film 2047, page 106 = 1 B handwritten (Mary Anthony)

19 Find a grave memorial 42107189 (with an obituary from the Jefferson Democrat 19 October 1899) (accessed 4 September 2010) (Rinard S Anthony)

20 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Rose Township, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 88, microfilm series T624, film 1352, page 53 = 2 B handwritten (Mary A Anthony)

21 Page 155. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (Raymond [sic] S Anthony)

22 obituary, J[efferson] D[emocrat] 19 October 1899 (Rinard S Anthony)

23 Jefferson County marriage records (not transcribed), D G Weinich to Olie M Anthony, 26 January 1897, available on FamilySearch (accessed 27 June 2012) (Rynard and Annie Anthony)

24 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (S Rinard Anthony)

25 US Veterans administration, pension payment cards 1907-1933 (Mary A Anthony widow of Rinard S Anthony)

26 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Union Township, enumeration district 62, microfilm series T623, film 1416, page 133 = 5 B handwritten (Mary A Anthony)

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

28 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (S Rainered Anthony)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed May 2009
1940 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 2 March 2014); searched for Mary Anthony born Pennsylvania 1845-1860 living in Pennsylvania
the Mary Anthony, 75, born in Pennsylvania, living in Perry Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania (FamilySearch), who was allegedly not a widow of a veteran, is probably the Mary E Anthony married to L Thomas Anthony, buried in Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery in Frostburg, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania (see Find a grave memorial 47070481, created by Barbara Masteller, added 24 January 2010]
Pennsylvania veterans' burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 2 April 2012)
Applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 27 June 2012)
Records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 27 June 2012)

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Rinard S Anthony in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Limestone Township, microfilm series M432, film 767, page 39 = 78 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; see the 1860 census entry transcribed below]
line2021222324252627282930
Dwellings visited531          
Families visited565          
NameWilliam AnthonyJane "John "Ann "Jacob "Elizabeth "Nancy J "William "Rynand "George H "Lavina "
Age45462120191816121082
SexMFMFMFFM"MF
Color           
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer Labourer Labourer      
Real estate owned800          
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]""""""""""
Married within year           
Attended school within year     1111  
Over 20 & can't read/write           
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.           

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Eldred Township (post office Brookville), microfilm series M653, film 1118, page 133 = 149 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain--his name and the location certain count in favor of it, but the Find a Grave memorial lists his parents as William and Christiana]
line2122232425
Dwelling number115    
Family number115    
NameWilliam AnthonyJane AnthonyReinard AnthonyGeorge AnthonyLevina Anthony
Age5556201712
Sexmfmmf
Color     
Occupationfarmer farm hand" " 
Value of real estate owned$700    
Value of personal estate$200    
Place of birth" [sc. Pennsylvania]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Union Township (post office: Cool Spring), microfilm series M593, film 1352, page 216 = 11 handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the location and his name]
line8910111213141516171819
Dwelling-house number75           
Family number76           
NameGregg Andrew C- Mary A- Elizabeth A- Wm. J.A. C.G. B. Mc.Nancy C.Jacob T.Sarah L.Rinard P.Wilson Mary ERinard Anthony S.
Age42421210967438 [?]/122129
SexMFFMMMFMFMFM
ColorWWWWWWWWWWWW
OccupationLaborerKeeping house        At homeLumberman
Real estate value           1800
Personal estate value400           
Birthplace" [sc. Penn]"""""""""""
Father foreign born            
Mother foreign born            
Birth month if born within year         Apr.  
Marriage month if married within year            
Attended school past year  11        
Can't read            
Can't write            
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.            
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1          1
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...            

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Union Township, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 198, microfilm series T9, film 1136, page 200 = 12 D handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the location and his name]
line5678
street name    
house number    
dwelling visit #93   
family visit #95   
nameAnthony R S- Mary A- Ocile [?] M- William O
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
age352131
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeDaughterSon
single    
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationFarmerKeeping house  
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year    
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Union and Corsica, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 125, page 1]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 4
[house] 15
[family] 15
[name] Anthony Rinord [sic] S
[rank] Private
[company] K
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 3 Aug 1863
[discharge date] 27 May 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 9 months, 5 days
[post office address] do. [sc. Brookville Jefferson Co Pa]
[disability incurred] Gunshot in Hip + Hand
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Union Township, enumeration district 62, microfilm series T623, film 1416, page 133 = 5 B handwritten]
[identification is probable, since (1) the location matches their location in the 1890 veterans schedules transcribed above, and (2) her name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension based on his service]
line6263646566
street     
house number     
dwelling number80    
family number80    
nameAnthony Mary A.- W Oard [sic]- John E.- Rianard [sic] E.- Sarah
relationshipHeadSonSonSonDaughter
colorWWWWW
sexFMMMF
birth dateAug 1858Dec 1878Mar 1887Sept 1892Oct 1897
age41211382
married?WdSSSS
# years married     
mother of how many children?6    
# of children living6    
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationFarmerDay laborerAt schoolAt school 
# months not employed06   
# months in school  77 
can readyesyesyes  
can writeyesyesyes  
speaks Englishyesyesyes  
owned/rentedO    
free or mortgagedF    
farm/houseF    
# of farm schedule74    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Rose Township, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 88, microfilm series T624, film 1352, page 53 = 2 B handwritten]
[identification is probable, since (1) her name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension based on his service, (2) William and Sarah's names and ages match the 1880 and 1900 census entries transcribed above]
line858687
streetClarion Road
house nr   
dwelling nr[41]  
family nr46  
nameAnthony Mary A- William- Sarah
relationshipHeadSonDaughter
sexFMF
colorWWW
age491812
marital statusWDSS
#years present marriage   
mother of # children6  
mother of # living children6  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationDressmakerWood chipperNone
nature of industry etc.At HomeLumber Camp 
employer etc.OAW 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? No 
# weeks out of work 1909 12 
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  yes
owned/rentedR  
owned free or mortagaged   
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vet   
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Corsica Borough, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 144, microfilm series T625, film 1575, page 131 = 1 B handwritten]
[the 1926 pension application makes the identification likely]
line74757677787980
streetMain Street
house numberX      
dwelling visit number17      
family visit number17      
nameAnthony John- Elizebeth [sic]- Elmer- Leroy- Floyd- Mrs AnnaAiken John
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonSonMotherBrother in law
own/rentR      
free/mortgaged (if owned)       
sexMFMMMFM
raceWWWWWWW
age at last birthday322910816333
marital statusMMSSSWdS
year of immigrationMH [sic]      
naturalized/alien       
year of naturalization       
attended school since Sept 1919  yesyes   
can readyesyesyes  yesyes
can writeyesyesyes  yesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language       
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaIrland [sic]PennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIrland [sic]
father's native language Irish    Irish
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language       
can speak Englishyesyesyes  yesyes
occupationMinerNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneMiner
industry, businessCoal Mine     Coal Mine
employment statusW     W
number of farm schedule       

1930 census

[1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Jefferson County, Clover Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 38-8, microfilm series T626, film 2047, page 106 = 1 B handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; this Mary Anthony's age matches the 1920 Mary Anthony; I have no other relevant evidence]
line5758596061626364
streetCorsica to Summerville road
house number        
dwelling visit #12       
family visit #12       
nameMcKendree William- Gertrude- Joe- Raymond- Dallas- Viola- GeraldineAnthony Mary
relationHeadWifeSonSonSondaughterdaughterMr-in-Law
owned/rentedO       
value or rent200       
radio-       
farmNo       
sexMFMMMFFF
colorWWWWWWWW
age574919171512773
married?MMSSSSSWd
age 1st marriage2619     18
school/college since 9/29NoNoNoNoYesYesYesNo
can read & writeYesYesYesYesYesYes Yes
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language        
immigration year        
naturalization        
can speak EnglishYesYesYesYesYesYes Yes
occupationlaborernonelaborerlaborernonenonenonenone
industryCoal mines Odd jobsfarm    
worker classW WW    
at work yesterdayyes yesyes    
unemployment schedule #        
veteran?No       
war        
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 2 Mar 2014, from Fold3]

Anthony S. Rinard.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Anthony, Rinard.
     Rinard S.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

[second card, transcribed 5 March 2014]

Anthony Rinard
     Rinard S.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also 62 Pa. Inf.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

[third card, transcribed 6 March 2014]

Anthony S. Rainered
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Anthony Rinard.
     Rinard S.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pension increase

[House Report 550. 'Pensions and increase of pensions for certain soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, etc. March 13, 1926'. Serial Set volume 8538, 69th Congress, 1st Session, session volume D. Page 261.]

H. R. 7044. Mary A. Anthony, aged 70 years, whose post-office address is Corsica, Pa., is the widow of Rinard S. Anthony, late a private, Company M, Sixty-second Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry, and Company K, Ninety-first Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry, from August 13, 1863, to May 27, 1865, and who died October 12, 1899.

He and this claimant were married September 2, 1875. She is now pensioned at $30 a month under certificate No. 491871.

The medical evidence shows she is in condition to require constant aid and attendance of another person by reason of being an incurable cripple, the result of completely ankylosed joints of lower extremities, in flexion. The joints are deformed and legs are useless.

She has no property. She has no income other than her pension. No one is legally bound to her support.

It is recommended her pension be increased to $50 a month.

Veterans administration, pension payment card

[US Veterans administration, pension payment cards 1907-1933]
[transcribed 2 March 2014, from FamilySearch]
[I did not transcribe the other image, with payment amounds, but the last payment listed is from the second quarter of 1923]

NAME: Anthony Mary A
Certificate No. A91871
ARMY WIDOW.
Law: ACT. APRIL 19th, 1908
ACT OF MAY 1, 1920
Name of Soldier: Rinard S. Anthony
Service: Pvt. M 62, and K 91 Pa. Inf.
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
Increased to $12.00 per month from April 19th [?], 1908, by act of that date20 Apr 1900
INC.25OCTOBER 6, 1917 
Inc30May 1, 1920 

MINORS--$2 PER MONTH ADDITIONAL
NAME.COMMENCEMENT.ENDING.
Sarah M19 Oct 18991 Oct 1913
['Sarah M' and '1 Oct 1913' are crossed out]

Fees: [blank]
Transferred from: PITTSBURGH
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: [blank]
Bureau notified: [blank]
Remarks: [blank]
Corsica, Pa
Former Roll No. 173 A.J

obituary

[obituary, J[efferson] D[emocrat] 19 October 1899, Rinard S Anthony]
[transcribed 27 June 2012, from Ancestry]

Death of Rinard S. Anthony.

Rinard S. Anthony died at his home in Union township, Jefferson county, on Thursday morning of last week, October 12th, 1899, aged 69 years. The cause of his death was a large carbuncle on his back, which would not yield to treatment; but his health had been poor for several years. He had lived in Union township for thirty years, on the farm where he died, and was held in high esteem as a kind friend and good neighbor. He served from August 26th, 1863, to May of 1865, in the Union army, during the war of the rebellion, eleven months in the 62d Penna. Vols., until that regiment was mustered out of service, when he was transferred to the 91st Regt., where he served until the close of the war. He was twice wounded, having a finger shot off, and being shot through the thigh. He leaves a wife and six children--three sons and three daughters. Three sisters and two brothers also survive him. One of the brothers resides at New Bethlehem, Clarion county, and the other in Eldred township, Jefferson county. The sisters are Mrs. John S. Barr of Brookville, Mrs. A. Gregg of Union township, and Mrs. Keller of Clarion. The funeral was on Friday, interment being at Zion cemetery in Eldred township, and was the largest ever seen in that section, testifying to the high esteem in which Mr. Anthony was held by his neighbors.


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