91st PA: Ephraim Banker or Bankard

Ephraim Banker or Bankard

Before the war

He was born in Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in 1840/1842, to Abraham Bankard and Belinda Stonesifer. [sources: date: 2 (21 in 1865), 3 (48 in ?1889), 5 (48 in ?1889), 6 (8 in 1850), 7 (18 in 1860), 8 (28 in 1870), 9 (42 in 1880), 10 (48 in 1889), 11 (1840), 13 (ca 1842). place: 2, 3, 5, 6 (PA), 7 (PA), 8 (PA), 9 (MD), 10 (MD), 11 (Littlestown, Adams, PA), 13 (PA). parents: 6, 7, 8, 11, 13]

In 1850, he was living in Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Abraham and Belinda Bankert (presumably his parents), and with Jane, Edmund [?], and James Bankert (presumably his siblings). [source: 6]

In 1860, he was living in Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Abraham and Belinda Banker (presumably his parents), and with Alette [?], Ellen, and Alfred (presumably his siblings). The census does not list an occupation for him. [source: 7]

When he enlisted, he was a laborer. [source: 2]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He also served in company I of the 87th Pennsylvania. He enlisted on 3 January 1862, at Camp Dix, Baltimore, Maryland. He was captured during the Battle of Carter's Woods, on 15 June 1863. He was imprisoned on Belle Isle, Richmond, Virginia. He was wounded on 9 July 1864, during the Battle of Monocacy. He was discharged on 3 January 1865. [source: 10]

He was a substitute. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 24 or 25 March 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster. He reported for duty on 25 March 1865. He was a private in company D. [sources: 1 (24 Mar), 2 (25 Mar), 10 (25 Mar), 14, 15]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He had served for four months. He was a private, in company D. [sources: 1, 5, 10, 14, 15]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Littlestown Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Abraham and Belinda Bankert (presumably his parents), and with Alverta and Ellen Bankert (presumably his siblings). He owned $100 in personal property. He had been married in May, but was apparently not living with his spouse. [source: 8]

In 1880, he was living in West Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary, his stepon Solomon, and Solomon's family. He was a laborer, and had been out of work two months in the previous year. [source: 9]

On 12 September 1889, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home. He was admitted from Pennsylvania. He had a gunshot wound in the right leg. He was receiving a pension of $6 per month. He was a Protestant. He was a laborer. He was single. He could not read or write. [sources: 3, 10]

In 1890, he was living in South Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. [source: 4]

In 1890, he was living in the National Soldiers' Home in Elizabeth City County, Virginia. He had been admitted from Pennsylvania on 12 September 1880. He had a gunshot wound of his right leg. He was receiving a pension of $6 per month. [sources: 5, 10]

He died suddenly at 1.30 PM, on 9 May 1894, in the Southern Branch of the National Military Home. He died of bleeding from the lungs. He was buried in the Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton City, Virginia. [sources: 3, 10 (9 May 94), 11 (9 May 94), 12 (9 May 94), 13 (94)]

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) (Ephraim Banker)

2 company D, [second] descriptive roll, entry 73 (Ephriam [sic] Banker)

3 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1894. Serial Set volume 3329, session volume 3, 53rd Congress, 3rd Session. House Miscellaneous Document 27 (in 2 parts). Page 747. (Ephr Bankard)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, South Lebanon, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 83, page 3 (Ephraim Bankard)

5 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1890. Serial Set volume 2869, session volume 1, 51st Congress, 2nd Session. House Miscellaneous Document 38] (Ephr'm Bankard)

6 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Littlestown and Germany Townships, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 254 verso = 306 verso handwritten (Ephraim Bankert)

7 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Littlestown Germany Townships, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 395 = 13 handwritten (Ephraim Banker)

8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Littlestown Borough, post office Two Taverns, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 155 = 13 handwritten (Ephraim F Bankert)

9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, York County, West Manchester Township, supervisor's district 7, enuemration district 10, microfilm series T9, film 1206, page 408 = 36 D handwritten (Ephraim Bankert)

10 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Hampton, Registers, R, transcribed from Ancestry, image 349 of 1734, 27 February 2011 (Ephraim Bankard)

11 Find a grave, memorial 60313015, added 19 October 2010, by Dennis Brandt, accessed 11 August 2012 (Eph'm Bankard)

12 Interment control forms, 1928-1962. National Archives and Records Administration, record group 92 (Ephraim Bankard)

13 'Gaskin - Groscup', last updated 8 July 2012, contact William Gaskin, accessed 13 August 2012 (Ephraim Bankard)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)
Pennsylvania veterans' burial records
Ancestry index (accessed 7 Apr 12)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 13 Aug 12)
1900 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 13 Aug 12)
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 13 Aug 12)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 13 Aug 12)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 13 Aug 12)

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1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Littlestown and Germany Townships, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 254 verso = 306 verso handwritten]
[identification is likely; this is the only candidate in the FamilySearch beta indices, and matches the only candidates in the 1860 and 1870 censuses; the apparent father's birthplace also matches the 1880 census]
line151617181920
Dwellings visited39     
Families visited44     
NameAbraham BankertBelinda BankertEphraim BankertJane BankertEdmund [?] H. BankertJames L. Bankert
Age363381232
SexMFMFMM
Color      
Occupation of males over 15 yearsCarpenter     
Real estate owned500     
BirthplaceMd.Pa.""""
Married within year      
Attended school within year      
Over 20 & can't read/write 1    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Littlestown Germany Townships, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 395 = 13 handwritten]
[identification is likely; this is the only candidate in the FamilySearch beta indices, and matches the only candidates in the 1850 and 1870 censuses; the apparent parents' birthplaces also match the 1880 census]
line202122232425
Dwelling number84     
Family number99     
NameAbaham [sic] BankerBelindaEphraimAlette [?]EllenAlfret [sic]
Age454418933/12
Sexmfmffm
Color      
OccupationCoopner [?]     
Value of real estate owned1300     
Value of personal estate100     
Place of birthMaryland"Pennsylvania"""
Married within year      
Attended school within year   1  
Cannot read & write 1    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Littlestown Borough, post office Two Taverns, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 155 = 13 handwritten]
[identification is likely; this is the only candidate in the FamilySearch beta indices, and matches the only candidates in the 1850 and 1860 censuses]
line1920212223
Dwelling-house number103    
Family number115    
NameBankert Abraham" Belinda" Ephraim F." Alverta H." Ellen S.
Age5453282013
SexMFMFF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationCarpenter    
Real estate value3500    
Personal estate value500 100  
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born     
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year  May  
Attended school past year     
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, York County, West Manchester Township, supervisor's district 7, enuemration district 10, microfilm series T9, film 1206, page 408 = 36 D handwritten]
[identification is likely, since he is the only candidate I have found and is living in the same county as the 1890 Ephraim]
line2021222324
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #286    
family visit #302    
nameBankert Ephraim- MaryBear Solman [sic]- Ida- Hamilton
colorWWWWW
sexMFMFM
age425327219/12
month born if born in year    Sep
relationship WifeStepsonStepdaughter in lawGrandson
single    1
married1111 
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationLaborerKeeping houseLaborerAssistant in house 
months unemployed2 2  
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year     
can't read     
can't write11   
birthplaceMdPenna"MdPenna
father's birthplaceMdPenna"MdPenna
mother's birthplaceMdPenna"Md"

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, South Lebanon, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 83, page 3]
[identification is likely, given the location]

[line] 34
[house] 103
[family] 424 [?]
[name] Ephraim Bankard
[rank] Sol US
[company] [blank]
[unit] [blank]
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] South Lebanon - Aron [?]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 12 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Bankard Ephraim
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 16 March 2014]

Banker Ephraim
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Bankard Ephraim

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Register of the National Military Home

[US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Hampton, Registers, R, transcribed from Ancestry, image 349 of 1734, 27 February 2011]
No.75736 00
129.273
NAME.Ephraim BankardLaborer
Protestant
Name and Address of Relatives or Friends.Mrs James Spalding
Little's Town
Adams Co Pa
Where Born.Md
Adm fr. Pa.
Company + Regiment.pr.
I 87 Pa
D 91 Pa.
Date of Enlistment.Jan 3 /62Mch 25/65
Date of Discharge.Jan 3 /65July 10 /65
DISABILITY.G.S.W. r.l.
Date of Admission.Sept 12th 1889
By order of Manager.Gen W J Hartraugh
Age.48
Married or SingleS
REMARKSFirst Adm D.
Cannot R or Wr.
Died 1 30 PM May 9. 1894
Bleeding from the lungs
Death sudden

National Cemetery interment control card

[Interment control forms, 1928-1962. National Archives and Records Administration, record group 92]
[transcribed 12 August 2012, from Ancestry]

Interment in the Hampton, Va. National Cemetery
NAMEBankard,Ephraim
RANKPvt
COMPANYI
REGIMENT OR VESSEL87 Pa Inf
DIVISION, IF WORLD WAR SOLDIER 
DATE OF DEATHMay 9 1894
DATE OF INTERMENT 
GRAVE MARKGrave No. 6917
REMARKS 

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