91st PA: Joseph Baker

Joseph Baker

Before the war

He was born in York County, Pennsylvania, in 1844/1845. [sources: date: 4 (19 in 1864), 6 (15 in 1860). place: 4]

He may be the Joseph Baker who in 1850 was living with Joseph and Elizabeth Baker in York County, Pennsylvania. [source: 5]

In 1860, Joseph was still living with Joseph and Elizabeth Baker in York County. He was an apprentice to a blacksmith, and had attended school within the last year. [source: 6]

When he enlisted, he was a blacksmith. [source: 4]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-3/4 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, gray eyes, and black hair. [source: 4]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 January 1864. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Stretch. He served as a private in company A. [sources: 1, 4, 7]

In May or June 1864, he lost one Springfield rifle musket and a bayonet. [source: 2]

On 22 June 1865, he went on a furlough, which expired on 2 July 1865. [source: 3]

He was absent without leave at muster out. He was a private, in company A. [sources: 1, 7]

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, Lentz to Bennett, 16 July 1864

3 enlisted men's furloughs (Joseph Baker)

4 company A descriptive roll, entry 125 (Joseph Baker)

5 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, York County, Warrington Township, microfilm series M432, film 840, page 410 verso = [814] handwritten (Joseph Baker)

6 1860 US census Pennsylvania, York County, Warrington Township, page 761 = 95 handwritten (microfilm series M653 roll 1201) (Joseph Baker)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Baker)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania veterans' burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 5 April 2012)
a Joseph Baker who served in the Civil War was buried in the Mennonite Cemetery, East Manchester Township, York County, with no other identifying information
records of headstones provided for deceased Union civil war veterans
FamilySearch index (accessed 4 August 2012)
applications for headstones for US military veterans 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 4 August 2012)
1870 US census
he was not living with his parents in 1870 (see microfilm series M593, film 1470, page 400 verso = 30 handwritten) (FamilySearch)
The 1870 and 1880 censuses have several Joseph Baker's of about the right age and born in Pennsylvania; I do not know which (if any) is this Joseph Baker.
1880 US census
The 1870 and 1880 censuses have several Joseph Baker's of about the right age and born in Pennsylvania; I do not know which (if any) is this Joseph Baker.
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index
1900 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 4 August 2012) has two candidates:
(1) Joseph Baker born Nov 1845, PA, living in Jefferson Township, Saxonburg Borough, Butler County, Pennsylvania, with his children Mary and Paul and his sister Sophia (FamilySearch)
(2) Joseph Baker, born March 1844, PA, living in Bangor, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, with his wife Minerva and daughter Anna M (FamilySearch)
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 4 August 2012) has one candidate:
Joseph M Baker, 66 years old, born PA, in Pleasant, Van Wert, Ohio, with his wife Margret M, and daughters Edna, Jessie, and Mariam (FamilySearch)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 4 August 2012) has one candidate:
Joseph H Baker, 75 years old, born PA, in Leavenworth, Kansas, with his wife Mary (FamilySearch)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 4 August 2012) has no candidates
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed January 2006

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1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, York County, Warrington Township, microfilm series M432, film 840, page 410 verso = [814] handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the place and his birthplace]
line34567891011
Dwellings visited1386        
Families visited1389        
NameJoseph BakerElizabethJohnLeviLewisSusanaGeorgeJosephSolomon
Age4144 [sic]16141210851
SexMFMMMFMMM
Color         
Occupation of males over 15 yearsBlack Smith        
Real estate owned700        
BirthplacePenn        
Married within year         
Attended school within year  11111  
Over 20 & can't read/write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, York County, Warrington Township, page 761 = 95 handwritten (microfilm series M653 roll 1201)]
[identification is likely; see the 1850 census entry transcribed above]
line1213141516
Dwelling number690    
Family number690    
NameJoseph BakerElizabeth -Joseph -Solomon -Mary A. Sowers [?]
Age5147151126
Sexmfmmf
Color     
OccupationBlacksmith Printice [?] to Black  
Value of real estate owned1800    
Value of personal estate500    
Place of birthDo [sc. Penna]DoDoDoDo
Married within year     
Attended school within year  11 
Cannot read & write    1
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 16 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Baker Joseph
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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