91st PA: William Austin

William Austin

Before the war

He was born in Pennsylvania, on 1 July 1830, to William Austin and [unknown]. [sources: date: 12; 2 (35 in 1865), 4 (1830), 7 (39 in 1870), 8 (70 in 1900, July 1829). place: 2, 7, 8, 12. parents: 12]

In 1851/52, he married Catherine [unknown family name]. She was born in November 1835, in Pennsylvania. They apparently had six children, include:

[sources: 7, 8 (6 children, 5 alive in 1900), 9 (6 children, 5 alive in 1910)]

When he enlisted, he was an engi[neer]. [source: 2]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He also served in company F of the 205th Pennsylvania Infantry. He enlisted on 8 August 1864. [source: 10]

He was drafted. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 16 March 1865 He was enlisted for one year, at Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Lloyd. He was a private in company I. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 14, 15, 16]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company I. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 10 (2 Jun 65), 14, 15, 16]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Derry Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Kate (presumably his wife), and with Lola, John, Harry, and Jennie (presumably their children). He was a founder, and owned $200 in personal property. [source: 7]

In 1890, he was living in Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. [source: 10]

In 1900, he was living on Chestnut Street, Lewistown Borough, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Catharine and daughter Edith. He was a steam engineer. [source: 8]

He died on 1 June 1907, at 61 Chestnut Street, in ward 4, Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. He died of organic heart failure, caused by old age. He was a night watchman. On 5 [?] June 1907, he was buried in St Marks Cemetery, 6th ward, Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 4, 5, 11, 12]

On 30 June 1909 [?], his widow successfully applied for a pension. [source: 3]

In 1910, his widow, Anna C Austin, was living at 61 Chestnut Street, ward 4, Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. [source: 9]

On 11 January 1915, Anna C Austin died, in Lewistown, [Mifflin County,] Pennsylvania. In 1915, Annie C Austin was buried in St Marks Cemetery, Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. She was eighty years old. She is the only other Austin listed in Find-a-grave as buried there. Perhaps she was his wife. [sources: 6, 13]

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) (William Austin)

2 company I, descriptive roll, #45 (William Astin [sic])

3 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (William Austin)

4 Pennsylvania burial record, available on Ancestry (transcribed 3 December 2010) (William Austin)

5 Find a grave, memorial 57412614 (accessed 3 December 2010) (William Austin)

6 Find a grave, memorial 57412613 (accessed 3 December 2010) (Annie C Austin)

7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Derry Township, post office Lewistown, microfilm series M593, film 1375, page 310 = 28 handwritten (William Austin)

8 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown Borough, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 137, microfilm series T623, film 1441, page 144 = 10 B handwritten (William Austin)

9 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown Borough, ward 4, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 118, microfilm series T624, film 1376, page 215 = 11 B handwritten (Anna C Austin)

10 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district [blank], page 10 (William Austin)

11 Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, death indices, 1907 (accessed 3 June 2012; sent for death certificate then) (Wm Austin)

12 Pennsylvania death certificate, 1 June 1907, Lewistown, Mifflin County, file number 57573 (Wm. Austin)

13 Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, death indices, 1915 (accessed 15 October 2012) ("Austin, Anna C.; 3205; Lewistown; Jan. 11.")

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Aston)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Astol)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Auston)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name
Ancestry index
the cards in "Atkinson, Francis--Axe, Lorenzo" jump from Manning Austin (image 3789 of 4343) to George B Avery (image 3790 of 4343) (accessed 18 October 2012)
RootsWeb WorldConnected
accessed 4 Dec 2010
1850 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 6 July 2012) has four candidates:
(1) William Austin, 20, b. PA, shoemaker, in Bensalem Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with Valerius Ridge et al. (microfilm series M432, film 759, page 55 recto = 107 handwritten)
(2) William Austin, 20, b. PA, farmer, in Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with John Plumly et al. (microfilm series M432, film 759, page 105 verso = 208 handwritten)
(3) William Austin, 20, b. PA, laborer, in Venango Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania, with Maurice and Electa Austin (microfilm series M432, film 777, page 65 recto = 129 handwritten)
(4) William Austin, 20, b. PA, laborer, in Harmony Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, with John Jackson et al. (microfilm series M432, film 829, page 228 = 447 handwritten)
1860 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 6 July 2012)
1880 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 6 July 2012)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest and Family Search beta indices (accessed 25 December 2010)
1930 US census
Footnote's index (accessed 25 December 2010)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 13 July 2012)

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William Austin in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Derry Township, post office Lewistown, microfilm series M593, film 1375, page 310 = 28 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed below]
line252627282930
Dwelling-house number204     
Family number204     
NameAustin William- Kate- Lola M- John- Harry- Jennie
Age39351815119
SexMFFMMF
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationFounderKeeping houseSeamstressAt homeAt homeAt home
Real estate value      
Personal estate value200     
BirthplacePennsylvania"""""
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year  1111
Can't read      
Can't write   1  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district [blank], page 10]
[identification is uncertain, based on the place (which depends on the death identification); but note that the discharge date doesn't match, and I have no other evidence that he served in the 205th Pennsylvania]

[line] 13
[house] 323
[family] 330
[name] Austin William
[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 205 Pa Inft
[enlistment date] 8 Aug 1864
[discharge date] 2 June 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 9 months, 24 days
[post office address] Lewistown Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown Borough, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 137, microfilm series T623, film 1441, page 144 = 10 B handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed above]
line949596
streetChestnut Street
house number   
dwelling number236  
family number238  
nameAustin William- Catherine- Edith
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateJuly 1829Nov 1835Mar 1875
age706425
married?MMS
# years married4848 
mother of how many children? 6 
# of children living 5 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationEngineer (steam)  
# months not employed0  
# months in school   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, Lewistown Borough, ward 4, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 118, microfilm series T624, film 1376, page 215 = 11 B handwritten]
[identification is uncertain, based on her name and location]
line70
streetChestnut Street
house nr61
dwelling nr259
family nr261
nameAustin Anna C.
relationshipHead
sexF
colorW
age77
marital statusWd
#years present marriage 
mother of # children6
mother of # living children5
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
immigrated 
naturalized/alien 
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationOwn income
nature of industry etc. 
employer etc. 
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 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 6 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Aston, William
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Auston, William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

[second card, transcribed 6 March 2014]

Astol, William
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Auston, William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[third card, transcribed 7 March 2014]

Auston, William
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania burial record

[Pennsylvania burial record, available on Ancestry (transcribed 3 December 2010)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Mifflin County
NAME Austin William
DATE OF BIRTH 1830
DATE OF DEATH 1907
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY yes
DATES OF SERVICE Enl 3-16-1865 Dis 7-10-1865
ORGANIZATION(S) Co "I" 91st Regt. P.V.I.
RANK Pvt
CEMETERY NAME Saint Marks Cem
[CEMETERY] LOCATION 6th Ward
LOCATION OF GRAVE 352 IN CEMETERY SECTION ROW Grave No.
HEADSTONE FAMILY (yes)
INFORMATION GIVEN BY From records
DATE 4-28 36
REMARKS 3 yrs serv

death certificate

[Pennsylvania death certificate, 1 June 1907, Lewistown, Mifflin County, file number 57573, Wm. Austin]
[transcribed 15 October 2012]

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS.
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.
Registration District No. 701
Primary Registration District No. 1385
File No. 57573
Registered No. 149
PLACE OF DEATH
County of Mifflin
Borough of Lewistown
(No. 61 Chestnut St., 4th Ward.)
FULL NAME Wm. Austin
PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
SEX Male
COLOR White
DATE OF BIRTH July 1st 1830
AGE 76 years 11 months [blank] days
Married
BIRTHPLACE America
NAME OF FATHER Wm. Austin
BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Scotland
MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Unknown
BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Unknown
OCCUPATION Night-watchman
THE ABOVE STATED PERSONAL PARTICULARS ARE TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF
(Informant) John Reddy.
Address Yeagertown, Pa.
Filed June 4 1907
W [?] H [?] Laub Jr Registrar
MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
DATE OF DEATH June 1st 1907
I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from [blank] to [blank] and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 10 PM. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Heart Failure, Organic, Caused by old age.
(Duration) [blank] Days
Contributory [blank]
(Signed) Emerson [?] Potter Coroner M.D.
June 4th 1907 (Address) Lewistown, Pa.
SPECIAL INFORMATION only for Hospitals, Institutions, Transients, or Recent Residence. [blank]
PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL St Marks Cemetery.
DATE OF BURIAL June 5th [?] 1907
UNDERTAKER Emerson [?] Potter ADDRESS Lewistown, Pa.

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