91st PA: John Barth, alias John Baird

John Barth alias John Baird

Alias

He enlisted under the alias 'John Baird'. [sources: 3, 8, 14, 16]

Before the war

He was born in September 1839, in Wurtemburg, Germany. [sources: date: 10; 4 (25 in 1864), 5, 9 (30 in 1870), 10 (60 in 1900), 11 (70 in 1910), 13 (66 in 1905), 14 (66 in 1905), 15 (66 in 1905), 16 (66 in 1905), 17 (66 in 1905). place: 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17]

He immigrated in 1855 or 1862. By 1910, he was a naturalized citizen. [sources: 10 (1862), 11 (1855), 23 (1855?)]

In 1860, he may have been living in ward 21 (post office Leverington), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If so, he was living with Theodore, Leonard, Kasmer, and Anthony Barth, and was an operative. [source: 18]

When he enlisted, he was a sailor. (This is presumably an error for 'tailor'.) [sources: 4, 5]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair. [sources: 4, 5]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 25 January 1864. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Palmer. He was mustered by Captain Palmer. He was due $300 in bounty, and may have been paid $29.25. He was a private in company B. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 14, 14, 16, 17, 24]

He was reported absent without leave on 26 April 1864. On 27 April 1864, Sinex asked that he be sent to the regiment. [sources: 2, 6; see also 12]

He was wounded in action. [source: 1]

He was discharged on 8 July 1865 by general order. He had served for seventeen months. He was a private, in company B. [sources: 1, 3, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 24]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in the 12th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a journeyman tailor. He was living with Anna (presumably his wife), and with a family named 'Fendale'. [source: 9]

In 1890, he was living in Camden, Camden County, New Jersey. He had been shot in the left side and the right leg. [source: 8]

On 25 September 1895, he applied from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 3, 8]

In 1897/98, he married Julia [unknown family name]. In 1900, she had had seven children, five of whom were alive. Given the number of children, and John's apparent wife Anna in the 1870 census, I suspect this is the second marriage for both of them. [source: 10]

In 1900, he was living at 112 [?] Poplar Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Julia, and daughters Carrie and Mabel. He was a tailor (operator). [source: 10]

On 25 November 1905, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. [sources: 13, 14, 16, 17]

In 1906, he was present in the Mountain Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. He was receiving a pension of $8 per month. [source: 13]

In 1907, he was present in the Mountain Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. He was receiving a pension of $8 per month. [source: 14]

He applied again for a pension on 19 February 1907. [source: 3]

On 14 May 1909, he was discharged from the Mountain Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. He was then receiving a pension of $12 per month. [source: 15]

On 15 July 1909, he was present in the Northwest Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. He was receiving a pension of $12 per month. [source: 16]

In 1910, he was living in the Northwest Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was widowed [sic]. He was a tailor. [source: 11]

In 1910, his widow, Julia Barth, may have been living at 2432 Colorado Street, ward 28, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If so, she was living with her son William H Carpenter, and others. [source: 19]

He died on 9 November 1914, at the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was receiving a pension of $20 per month. He was buried in the Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin (section 19, site 300). [sources: 3, 17, 22]

On 16 September 1916, his widow, Julia Barth, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 3, 8]

In 1920, his widow, Julia, was living at 4810 Frankford Avenue, ward 23, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her daughter Mabel E Wilsey, Mabel's daughter Gladys, and a boarder. [source: 20]

In 1930, his widow, Julia, was living at 4656 Griscom Street, ward 23, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her daughter Mabel Wilsey, Mabel's daughter Gladys, and a boarder. [source: 21]

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 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 27 April 1864

3 pension index, by regiment (John Barth, alias John Baird) [second card]

4 company B, [second] descriptive roll, entry 45 (John Baird)

5 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 12 (John Baird)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 26 April 1864 (Baird)

7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, supervisor's district 3 [?], enumeration district 182, page 1 (image 129 of 142 on Ancestry)] (John Barth alias John Baird)

8 pension index, by name (John Barth alias John Baird)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 12th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1396, page 208 = 70 handwritten (John Barth)

10 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, ward 11, enumeration district 207, microfilm series T623, film 1456, page 266 A = 7 [or 1?] handwritten (John Barth)

11 1910 US census, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, National Home Northwestern Branch, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 29, microfilm series T624, film 1721, page 168 B = 6 handwritten (John Barth)

12 monthly return, company B, May 1864 (John Baird)

13 Serial set, volume 5158, session volume 55, 59th congress, 2nd session, house document 276 (1907), Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1906. Washington: GPO, 1907. Page 320 (Barth alias John Baird)

14 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1907. Serial Set volume 5290, Session Vol. No.21, 60th Congress, 1st Session, House Document 210. Page 312 (John Barth alias Baird)

15 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1909. Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the Board for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1909. Serial Set volume 5817, Session volume 114, 61st Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 262. Page 300. (John Barth alias Baird)

16 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1910. Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report... fiscal year ended June 30, 1910. Serial Set volume 6058, Session volume 114, 61st Congress, 3rd Session, House Document 1078. Page 294. (John Barth alias Baird)

17 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1915. Serial Set volume 7080, Session Volume 126, 64th Congress, 1st Session, House Document 361. Page 260 (John Barth alias Baird)

18 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 21, post office Leverington, microfilm series M653, film 1172, page 922 = 136 handwritten (John Barth)

19 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 28, enumeration district 635, microfilm series T624, film 1402, page 119 = 9 B handwritten (Julia Barth)

20 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Frankford, ward 23, enumeration district 673, microfilm series T625, film 1625, page 87 = 4 B handwritten (Julia Barth)

21 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 23, enumeration district 51-875, microfilm series T626, film 2106, page 181 = 9 A handwritten (Julia Barth)

22 Find a grave, memorial 84736728, created by chuch cummings, added 9 Feb 2012, accessed 27 July 2012 (John Barth)

23 Passenger and Immigration Lists index, 1500s-1900s, section II, from Index to Records of Aliens' declarations of intention and/or oaths of allegiance, 1789-1880, in ... Philadelphia, compiled by WPA volume 1, letter B, page 44 (abstract on Ancestry (accessed 28 July 2012)) (John Barth)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
FamilySearch, Ancestry indices (accessed 28 July 2012)
note that the 1900 and 1910 censuses report him as immigrating in 1862 and 1855, respectively
a John Barth, 11, was living in Goshen, Tuscarawas, Ohio (microfilm series M432, film 735, page 246 verso = [492] handwritten), with Christian (51, farmer), Mary AV (33), and other Barth's
1880 US census
FamilySearch, Ancestry indices (accessed 28 July 2012)
the three candidates I have found all have children more than ten years old, who are not present in the 1870 census entry transcribed below
(1) John Barth, 43, b. Germany shoemaker, at 240 Race Street, with Johanna (43), Mary (11), Lillie (4), and Sophia (1) (enumeration district 110, microfilm series T9, film 1170, page 459 A = 24 handwritten)
(2) John Barth, 39, b. Baden, works in paper mill, at back Riley Street, with Isabella (34, born Ireland), John (12), Mary J (10), Isabella (7), Joseph (5), and Rachel (3) (enumeration district 433, microfilm series T9, film 1181, page 188 = 16 D handwritten)
(3) John H Barth, 39, b. Germany, frame maker, at 2106 Ridge Ave, with Maggie (31), and Maggie (12) (enumeration district 627, microfilm series T9, film 223 = 14 B handwritten)
1940 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 28 July 2012)
I did not find Julia Barth, Mabel Wilsey, Floyd Stoner, or Gladys Wilsey
RootsWeb WorldConnect
searched for John Barth married Julia; John Barth died 1914 (accessed 27 July 2012)
Philadelphia marriage license index
FamilySearch index (accessed 28 July 2012)
Find a grave
no entry for Julia Barth (accessed 27 July 2012)
Pennsylvania veterans' burial records
Ancestry index (accessed 4 April 2012)
US National Cemetery interment control forms, 1928-1962
Ancestry index (accessed 28 July 2012)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 28 July 2012)

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John Baird in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 21, post office Leverington, microfilm series M653, film 1172, page 922 = 136 handwritten]
[identification is speculative; note in particular the occupation. Almost every occupation on the page is 'operative'; perhaps they were operating machinery at a mill]
line2627282930
Dwelling number931    
Family number992    
NameTheodore BarthLeonard "Kasmer "John "Anthony "
Age3927281934
Sexmmmm
Color     
Occupationoperative operative""
[the ditto mark on John's line isn't completely clear--it seems to be a dot, rather than an open circle, as on the rest of the page, and could perhaps be a stray mark, with John having no occupation]
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate150    
Place of birthBaden Germany""""
Married within year11   
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 12th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1396, page 208 = 70 handwritten]
[identification is speculative, assuming that the regimental records wrongly list 'sailor' as his occupation instead of 'tailor'; see the 1880 census above for some other candidates (also not sailors!)
line45678910
Dwelling-house number461      
Family number526      
NameBarth John- AnnaFendale Philip- Rosina- Amelia- Joanne- Wilhelm
Age30311210831
Sexmfmf""m
Color" [sc. w]""""""
OccupationJourn TailorKeeps houseErrand boy    
Real estate value       
Personal estate value       
BirthplaceWertemburg [sic]PrussiaIllinois""Penna" "" "
Father foreign born1111111
Mother foreign born1111111
Birth month if born within year       
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 ...       

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, supervisor's district 3 [?], enumeration district 182, page 1 (image 129 of 142 on Ancestry)]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service]

[line] 8
[house] 45
[family] 48
[name] Barth, John alias. Baird, John
[rank] Private
[company] B
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 25 Jan 1864
[discharge date] 8 July 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 5 months, 13 days
[post office address] " " " " " [sc. Camden, Camden Co, N.J.]
[disability incurred] Shot in Left side + Right Leg
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, ward 11, enumeration district 207, microfilm series T623, film 1456, page 266 A = 7 [or 1?] handwritten]
[identification is likely, given his spouse's name]
line31323334
streetPoplar Street
house number112 [?]   
dwelling number102   
family number128   
nameBarth John- Julia- Carrie- Mabel
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughter
colorWWWW
sexMFFF
birth dateSept 1839Aug 1860June 1886Feb 1892
age6039138
married?MMSS
# years married22  
mother of how many children? 7  
# of children living 5  
birthplaceGermanyNew JerseyConnecticutPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGermanyIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceGermanyIrelandNew JerseyNew Jersey
immigration year1862   
# years in USA37   
naturalized citizen?Un   
occupationTailor (operator) "At school""At school"
# months not employed3   
# months in school  99
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedR   
free or mortgaged    
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, National Home Northwestern Branch, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 29, microfilm series T624, film 1721, page 168 B = 6 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by his death in the National Home (see entries 3 and 17 above) and the National Home registers (13, 14, 16)]
line63
street 
house nr 
dwelling nr 
family nr 
nameBarth John
relationshipMember
sexM
colorW
age70
marital statusWd [sic]
#years present marriage 
mother of # children 
mother of # living children 
birthplaceGermany
father's birthplaceGermany
mother's birthplaceGermany
immigrated1855
naturalized/alienNa
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationTailor
nature of industry etc.[illegible]
employer etc.W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No
# weeks out of work 19090
can readYes
can writeYes
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rented 
owned free or mortagaged 
farm/house 
nr on farm schedule 
civil war vetUA [?]
blind 
deaf & dumb 

1910 census, Julia Barth

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 28, enumeration district 635, microfilm series T624, film 1402, page 119 = 9 B handwritten]
[identification is speculative, based only on her name, age, birthplace, and the location]
[I have not found Mabel Barth/Wilsey or Carrie Barth]
[note that William H Carpenter appears to be living in 1900 with his grandparents William and Hannah I Carpenter, along with their divorced son Cyrus Carpenter (perhaps his father) (Philadelphia, enumeration district 532, microfilm series T632, film *, page 35 = 11 A handwritten (FamilySearch)
line6869707172
streetColorado Street
house nr2432    
dwelling nr219    
family nr223    
nameBarth JuliaCarpenter Wm H- May- CarolineKruger William H.
relationshipHeadSonDaughter in lawDaughterBoarder
sexFMFFM
colorWWWWW
age4921182362
marital statusWdM1M1SM1
#years present marriage  0  
mother of # children7 0  
mother of # living children5 0  
birthplaceNew JerseyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaConnecticutPennsylvania
father's birthplaceIreland EngNew JerseyGermany GerNew JerseyGermany German
mother's birthplaceIreland EngNew JerseyGermany GerNew JerseyGermany German
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationNone MachinistNoneClerkForeman
nature of industry etc. Trolley Barn Trolley OfficeBuilding Operations
employer etc. W WW
out of work 15 Apr 1910? No NoNo
# weeks out of work 1909 12 00
can readYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYes
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, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Frankford, ward 23, enumeration district 673, microfilm series T625, film 1625, page 87 = 4 B handwritten]
[identification is likely, with Mabel probably being the Mabel in the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line73747576
streetFrankford Ave.
house number4810  
dwelling visit number64  
family visit number75  
nameWilsey Mabel E.- Gladys J.Barth JuliaStoner Floyd
relationshipHeaddaughtermotherBoarder
own/rentR  
free/mortgaged (if owned)   
sexFFFM
raceWWWW
age at last birthday2885832
marital statusMSWW
year of immigration   
naturalized/alien   
year of naturalization   
attended school since Sept 1919 Yes  
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
birth placePennaPennaNew JerseyPenna
native language   
father's birthplacePennaPennaIrelandPenna
father's native language  Irish 
mother's birthplaceNew JerseyPennaIrelandPenna
mother's native language   Irish 
can speak EnglishYesYesYesYes
occupationnonenonenonenone
industry, business   
employment status   
number of farm schedule   

1930 census

[1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 23, enumeration district 51-875, microfilm series T626, film 2106, page 181 = 9 A handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1920 census entry transcribed above]
line2345
streetGriscom St
house number4656   
dwelling visit #159   
family visit #173   
nameWilsey Mabel- GladysBarth JuliaStoner Floyd E.
relationHeadDaughterMotherBoarder
owned/rentedR   
value or rent$40   
radioR   
farmNo   
sexFFFM
colorWWWW
age38186942
married?DSWdWd
age 1st marriage18 1921
school/college since 9/29NoNoNoNo
can read & writeYesYesYesYes
birthplacePennsylvaniaConnecticutPennsylvaniaIowa
father's birthplaceNew JerseyIowaIrelandIowa
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIrelandIowa
native language    
immigration year    
naturalization    
can speak EnglishYesYesYesYes
occupationInspectoressTypistNoneMechanic
industryRadio CorporationInsurance Comp Radio Mill
worker classWW W
at work yesterdayNoYes Yes
unemployment schedule #1A 28   
veteran?    
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 11 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Baird John
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

immigration record?

[Passenger and Immigration Lists index, 1500s-1900s, section II, from Index to Records of Aliens' declarations of intention and/or oaths of allegiance, 1789-1880, in ... Philadelphia, compiled by WPA volume 1, letter B, page 44]
[abstract on Ancestry (accessed 28 July 2012)]
[identification is unknown]

John Barth, arrived Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 1855

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