91st PA: Meriners Edward Bancker

Meriners Edward Bancker

Before the war

He was born in August 1845, to Abraham Bancker and Elizabeth Grubb, in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 10; 2 (17 in 1861), 3 (17 in 1861), 8 (24 in 1870), 10 (54 in 1900), 12 (50 in 1911), 13 (5 in 1850). place: 2, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13. parents: 12, 13]

In 1850, he was living in ward 1, Southwark, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with Abraham and Elizabeth Banker (presumably his parents), and with various others (presumably siblings). He had attended school within the year. [source: 13]

When he enlisted, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was a cigar maker. [sources: 2, 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 0 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, black eyes, and black hair. [sources: 2, 3]

During the war

He also served in company E of the 18th Pennsylvania Infantry. He served from 24 April 1861 to 24 July 1861 (for three months). [sources: 6, 7, 11, 13]

His father, Abraham Banker, also served in the 91st. [source: 13]

He enlisted and was mustered in on 11 October 1861. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Keyser. He was mustered in as a musician in company C. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 30, 31]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [source: 5]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer, on 26 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia. He was mustered into service on 26 December 1863. [sources: 1, 3, 11 (24 Dec)]

He was absent, sick, when the regiment mustered out. He was a musician, in company C. [sources: 1, 3, 11 (discharged 10 July 1865), 30, 31]

After the war

He married Hannah Gilmore. She was born in 1845/46, in Pennsylvania. They had three known children:

[sources: 8, 9, 18, 19, 24, 29]

Starting (probably) in fall 1869, the city directories list him as a musician, living at 1916 Pemberton, with his brother John H and mother Elizabeth. [source: 23]

However, according to the census, in 1870, he was living on Paul Street, probably at either 604, 606, or 608 Paul, in ward 2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a cigarmaker. He was living with his wife Hannah and child Caroline. [source: 8]

The last city directory listing him is the 1874 directory, according to which he was still living at 1916 Pemberton, with his brother John and mother Elizabeth. [source: 23]

On 15 March 1884, he applied successfully from Ohio for a pension. [sources: 6, 11, 28]

About 1887/88, Hannah apparently remarried, to George Kopp. [source: 20 (citing Elizabeth Bancker's pension application)]

In 1888, his daughter Caroline married Oliver Reynolds; the license was issued in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 27]

In 1890, he was living at 1003 Bridge Street, Altoona, Pennsylvania. [source: 7]

He also served in company I of the 71st New York Infantry, during the Spanish-American war. He enlisted on 9 May 1898, and was discharged on 15 November 1898. [sources: 6, 11, 20, 21, 28]

In 1900, he was living in Jersey Shore Borough, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. He claimed to be a widower. He was a cigarmaker. [source: 10]

In 1900, his first wife was living at 702 West 9th Street, ward 5, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware. She was living with her husband George Kopp, her daughter Caroline Reynolds, and Caroline's daughter Elizabeth M. [source: 26]

On 16 April or May 1907, his first wife died. She was then Mrs Hannah Kopp. She lived at 708 West 9th Street, Wilmington, Delaware. She died of uterine cancer. [sources: 20, 25]

On 14 August 1907, he applied for a pension under the act of 6 February 1907. His application was accepted, with the certificate dated 28 January 1908, and he received $12 per month effective 14 August 1907. [sources: 11, 22, 28]

On 10 October 1911, he married Elizabeth Kraus, in Hartford, Connecticut. She was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1864/65, and immigrated to the US about 1875/78. She had been married to Harry Moore (born November 1859, in Connecticut; died between 1900 and 1910). He was living in Springfield, and was a cigar maker. [sources: 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20 (citing Elizabet's pension claim)]

On 5 October 1912, a new pension certificate was issued, under the act of 11 May 1912. He received $19 per month, retroactive to 20 May 1912. [source: 22]

On 19 November 1915, his pension was increased to $25 per month, retroactive to 12 August 1915. [source: 22]

Effective 12 August 1920, his pension was increased to $30 per month. [source: 22]

Effective 10 June 1918, his pension was increased to $40 per month. [source: 22]

He died on 3 April 1919, at Springfield, Massachusetts. According to family lore, Meriners was a nice fellow, and he and Elizabeth were very happy. [sources: 11, 20, 22]

In 1920, his widow, Elizabeth A Bancker, was living at 84 Gresham Street, ward 8, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. She was living with her sons Harry and Arthur Moore, and Harry's family. [source: 14]

On 10 September 1923, his widow, Elizabeth Bankers, applied successfully from Massachusetts for a pension. She initially was pensioned at $20 per month under the act of 1 September 1922, on a certificate dated 23 November 1925. Her pension was increased to $30 per month, effective 4 June 1926, under the act of 1 May 1926. [sources: 6, 11, 21, 28]

On 23 November 1925, an order was made that his widow, Elizabeth Bancker, receive his accrued pension. Her address was (apparently) 84 Gresham Street, Springfield, Massachusetts. [source: 22]

In 1930, his widow, Elizabeth Banckar, was living at 84 Gresham Avenue, ward 8, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. She was living with her son Arthur Moore. [source: 15]

On 22 December 1930, Elizabeth Bancker died. Her death was reported to the Pension Bureau on 19 January 1931. [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) (Meriners Baucker)

2 company C, descriptive roll, number 16 (Meriners Bancker)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 Jul 2004 (Meriners Baucker; rols have 'Bancker')

4 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 14 (Meriners Bancker [the 'n' is clear])

5 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Meriners Baucker)

6 pension index, by name (Meriners Bancker)

7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 33, page 1 (M Edward Bancker)

8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, ward 2 (post office 510 Washington Avenue), microfilm series M593, film 1388, page 216 = 120 handwritten [uncertain id] (M Bancker)

9 [deleted]

10 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Jersey Shore Borough, ward 1, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 49, microfilm series T623, film 1437, page 174 = 17 A handwritten [uncertain id] (Meriners Bancker)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Meriners Bancker)

12 Marriages registered in the City of Springfield for the year nineteen hundred and eleven, page 216 = 54 handwritten (Meriners Bancker)

13 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Southwark, ward 1, microfilm series M432, film 821, page 34 recto = [67] handwritten (Marienus Banker)

14 1920 US census, Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield, ward 8, precinct F, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 176, microfilm series T625, film 704, page 242 = 1 A handwritten (Elizabeth A Bancker)

15 1930 US census, Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield, ward 8, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 7-90, microfilm series T626, film 911, page 132 = 32 B handwritten (Elizabeth Banckar)

16 1910 US census [not transcribed], Massachusetts, Hampden, Springfield, ward 3, microfilm series T624, film 591, page 243 = 1 A handwritten (FamilySearch) (Elizabeth Moore)

17 1900 US census [not transcribed], Massachusetts, Hampden, Springfield, ward 3, enumeration district 577, microfilm series T623, film 652, page 255 = 6 A handwritten (Elizabeth Moore)

18 marriage record, Springfield, Massachusetts, 22 September 1902 (William Bancker)

19 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 20 August 1867 (William Banker)

20 e-mail, Leslie Rounds, 22-24 May 2013

21 Veterans administration, pension payments cards, 1907-1933 (Elizabeth Bancker widow of Meriners Bancker)

22 Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933 (Meriners Bancker)

23 selected Philadelphia city directories

24 death certificate, Delaware, 1855-1961, 23 June 1956 (Caroline B Schoolmaster, daughter of Marinus Bancker and Hannah Gilmore)

25 death records, Delaware, 1811-1933, 1907, page 140 (Hannah Kopp)

26 1900 US census, Delaware, New Castle, Wilmington, ward 5, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T623, film 154, page 225 handwritten = sheet 3 B handwritten (Hannah Kopp)

27 [not transcribed] Philadelphia Pennsylvania marriage indices, 1885-1951 (FamilySearch and FamilySearch) (Oliver J Reynolds and Caroline Bancker)

28 pension index by unit, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, microfilm series T289 (Meriners Bancker)

29 [not transcribed] Philadelphia birth register, 1865, page 79 (FamilySearch) (Merinis Banker)

30 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Meriners Bancker)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania veterans' burial records
Ancestry index (accessed 7 Apr 12)
1860 US census
HeritageQuest, FamilySearch, and Footnote indices (accessed 9 Mar 11)
see Abraham Banker, city directories for my failed attempt to find his father Abraham in the 1860 census using his city directory entry
1880 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed against on 25 May 2013)
the I W Banker, 35, born PA, watchmaker, living with Hannah M Banker (37, born PA) in West Brunswick, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, is the closest match I've found, but doesn't have children, and has the wrong occupation (1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, West Bannsing [?] Township, supervisor's district 113, enumeration district 242, microfilm series T9, film 1194, page 249 = 29 A handwritten (FamilySearch) (Thanks to Leslie Rounds for succinctly summarizing the evidence against this identification)
1910 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 26 Dec 07)
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 6 August 12)
1940 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 6 August 12)
Arthur is at the same address as in 1930, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, with Harry C Moore et al., microfilm series T627, film 1711, page 1914 = 61 B handwritten
Find a grave
accessed 9 Mar 11, and again on 6 Aug 12
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 6 Aug 12)
Philadelphia death certificates
FamilySearch index (accessed 6 Aug 12)
the Hannah who died on 19 April 1892 and was buried in Cathedral Cemetery on 22 April was the wife of Louis S Benkert (see (a) death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 22 April 1892, page 6, and (b) death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 19 April 1892, Hannah Bankert)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 9 Mar 11
GenealogyBank
searched for '2 Greenville', '1915 Pemberton', or '1916 Pemberton' in Philadelphia newspapers (accessed 24 May 2013)
no articles before 1895; nothing apparently relevant

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Meriners Edward Bancker in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Southwark, ward 1, microfilm series M432, film 821, page 34 recto = [67] handwritten]
[identification is likely, since I have found no other candidates, and his age and parents' names match the other information I have]
line3456789101112131415
Dwellings visited348            
Families visited572            
NameAbraham V. BankerElizabeth "William "Mary "John "Maryann "Lueza "Hiram "Josiah "Varianlt [?] "Mary "Marienus [sic] "William "
Age484522252121181715131051
SexMFMFMFFMMMFFM
Color             
Occupation of males over 15 yearsTailor Tobacconist Segar Maker  Musician     
Real estate owned             
BirthplaceN. JerseyPennsylvania"""N. YorkPennsylvania""""""
Married within year         111 
Attended school within year             
Over 20 & can't read/write             
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.             

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, ward 2 (post office 510 Washington Avenue), microfilm series M593, film 1388, page 216 = 120 handwritten (FamilySearch]
[identification is likely, since (1) his occupation matches the occupation listed in the company descriptive roll (entry 2 above)]
[his brother John H Banker is at 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, page 436 verso = 14 handwritten (FamilySearch); that he was living at 1916 Pemberton, as the city directory suggests, is likely, since the next household is headed by John Danford salesman, who is probably the John Danforth laborer h 1935 Pemberton on page 417 of the 1871 Gopsill's directory]
[the evidence summarized next makes clear this M Bancker was on Paul street, probably either 604, 606, or 608 Paul]
1870 census 1871 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory
859938Usher Wm - 1421 Usher William engineer h 620 Paul
859938Usher Jno engineer [p.1421 has no John Usher engineer, and no other Usher on Paul]
[no entry] 694 Helpen Hugh   h 618 Paul
860939Hansom E. J. - 662 Hanson Joseph bricklayerh 618 Paul
861940Bassett J (16) printer [p.191 has no entry for him]
861940Bassett S. A. (58)keeps house 191 Bassett Sarah A wid Isaac h 616 Paul
862941Gaggeron [?] J machinist [page 574 has no Gaggeron; p.1526 has no 'Yaggeron'; p.766 has no 'Jaggeron']
862942Defrates F shoemaker 431 Defrates Francisshoemaker h 610 Paul
863943Kolla A basket maker [page 835 has no Kolla and no relevant Kolle]
863944Bancker M segar maker [no M Bancker or Baker segar maker; no Bancker or Baker on Paul St]
864945Levat Geo B clerk in store 894 Lovett George B clerk 227 South, h 602 Paul
865946Banes Jos morrocco case manftr [page 179 has no Banes working with morocco or in the 600 block of Paul (but Josephine Banes is at h 4034 Paul Fkd); pages 183f. have no relevant J Barnes]
866947Wood Chas photographer [page 1514 has no Charles photographer or on Paul; page 1518 has no Charles Woods photographer or on Paul]
line242526
Dwelling-house number[863]  
Family number944  
NameBancker M- Hannah- Caroline
Age24245
SexMFF
ColorWWW
OccupationSegar makerKeep house-
Real estate value   
Personal estate value   
BirthplacePennPennPenn
Father foreign born 1 [?] 
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
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, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 33, page 1
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 5
[house] 17
[family] 20
[name] Bancker, M. Edward
[rank] Musician
[company] -
[unit] 18 " " [sc. Pa Inf]
[enlistment date] " [sc. Apr] 24 1861
[discharge date] " [sc. July] 24 1861
[length of service] 0 years, 3 months, 0 days
[post office address] 1003 " " " " [sc. Bridge St. Altoona Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

[line] 6
[house] 17
[family] 20
[name] " " " [sc. Bancker, M. Edward]
[rank] " [sc. Musician]
[company] C
[unit] 91 " " [sc. Pa Inf]
[enlistment date] Oct 7 1861
[discharge date] Dec 25 1863
[length of service] 2 years, 2 months, 18 days
[post office address] " " " " " [sc. 1003 Bridge St Altoona Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

[line] 7
[house] 17
[family] 20
[name] " " " [sc. Bancker M. Edward]
[rank] " [sc. Musician]
[company] " [sc. C]
[unit] " " " [sc. 91 Pa Inf]
[enlistment date] Dec 24 [sic] 1863
[discharge date] July 10 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 6 months, 16 days
[post office address] " " " " " [sc 1003 Bridge St Altoona Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Jersey Shore Borough, ward 1, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 49, microfilm series T623, film 1437, page 174 = 17 A handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
line43
street 
house number 
dwelling number346
family number350
nameBancker Meriners
relationshipBoarder
colorW
sexM
birth dateAug 1845
age54
married?Wdr
# years married 
mother of how many children? 
# of children living 
birthplacePenn
father's birthplaceMaryland
mother's birthplacePenn
immigration year 
# years in USA 
naturalized citizen? 
occupationCigar maker
# months not employed0
# months in school 
can readyes
can writeyes
speaks Englishyes
owned/rented 
free or mortgaged 
farm/house 
# of farm schedule 

1900 census, Hannah Kopp

[1900 US census, Delaware, New Castle, Wilmington, ward 5, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T623, film 154, page 225 handwritten = sheet 3 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[Thanks to Leslie Rounds for letting me know about this record! She notes that the Elizabeth's pension application cited Mrs William Schoolmaster as the daughter of Hannah Kopp and able to confirm that Hannah Kopp was actually Hannah Gilmore Bancker, that the Schoolmaster's are next door, that the 1910 census does not mention Hannah, and that William is married to Carrie, all of which supports identifying Hannah Kopp as Hannah Gilmore Banker]
line55565758
streetWest 9th Street
house number702   
dwelling number56   
family number57   
nameKopp George- HannahReynolds [?], Caroline- Elizabeth M
relationshipHWifeStep DaughterG. Step Daughter
colorWWWW
sexMFFF
birth dateOct 1860March 1846March 1865Feb 1888
age39543512
married?MMMS
# years married122412 
 ['12' is written above '24' in a lighter hand]
mother of how many children? 21 
# of children living 21 
birthplaceDelawarePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGermanyIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceGermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationAgent for S.P.A [??]   
# months not employed0   
# months in school   9
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedR   
free or mortgaged    
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1920 census

[1920 US census, Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield, ward 8, precinct F, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 176, microfilm series T625, film 704, page 242 = 1 A handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) Elizabeth's name and location match the pension index by name (entry 6 above)]
line1314151617
streetGresham Street
house number84    
dwelling visit number4    
family visit number4    
nameBancker Elizabeth AMoore Harry- Harry Jr- Elizabeth- Arthur W
relationshipHeadSon of HeadSon of MooreDaughterSon of Head
own/rentO    
free/mortgaged (if owned)F    
sexFMMFM
raceWWWWW
age at last birthday5534141332
marital statusWdMSSS
year of immigration1896 [?]    
naturalized/alienNa    
year of naturalization     
attended school since Sept 1919   YesYes
can readYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYes
birth placeBerlin GerMassachusettsMassachusettsMassachusettsMassachusetts
native languageGerman    
father's birthplaceBerlin GerConnecticutMassachusettsMassachusettsConnecticut
father's native languageGerman    
mother's birthplaceBerlin GerBerlinMassachusettsMassachusettsMassachusetts
mother's native languageGermanGerman   
can speak EnglishYesYesYesYesYes
occupationNoneChaufferNoneNoneElectrician
industry, business Water Dept   
employment status W   
number of farm schedule     

1930 census

[1930 US census, Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield, ward 8, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 7-90, microfilm series T626, film 911, page 132 = 32 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely; see the 1920 census entry transcribed above]
line7879
streetGresham Ave
house number84 
dwelling visit #434 
family visit #440 
nameBanckar ElizabethMoore Arthur
relationHeadSon
owned/rentedO 
value or rent$2500 
radioR 
farmNo 
sexFM
colorWW
age6542
married?WDS
age 1st marriage  
school/college since 9/29NoNo
can read & writeYesYes
birthplaceGermany (Berlin [?])Massachusetts
father's birthplaceGermany (Berlin [?])Connecticut
mother's birthplaceGermany (Berlin)Germany (Berlin)
native languageGerman 
immigration year1878 
naturalizationNa 
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationNoneStock Man
industry Plumming [sic[]
worker class W
at work yesterday No
unemployment schedule # 46
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 12 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Bancker Meriners
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Mus'n | Musn
See also 18 Pa. Vols. (3 mos)

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 12 Mar 14]

Banker Meriners
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Mus'n. | Mus'n.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Bancker Meriners

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

marriage record

[Marriages registered in the City of Springfield for the year nineteen hundred and eleven, page 216 = 54 handwritten]
[transcribed 9 March 2011, from FamilySearch]
No.963
DATE AND PLACE OF MARRIAGE.Oct. 10, 1911
Hartford Ct.
FULL NAMES OF GROOM AND BRIDE.Meriners BanckerElizabeth (Kraus)
AGE of Each in Years.5047
What Marriage, 1st, 2d, 3d, &c., and if widowed or divorced.FirstSecond W
RESIDENCE OF EACH AT TIME OF MARRIAGE.SpringfieldSpringfield
OCCUPATION OF EACH.Cigar makerCigar maker
PLACE OF BIRTH OF EACH.Harrisburg, PaGermany
First Name of Father.AbrahamFerdinand
Maiden Name of Mother.Elizabeth GrubbEmelie Crebs
NAME, RESIDENCE AND OFFICIAL STATION OF PERSON BY WHOM MARRIED.Edward L. Steele
Justice of the Peace
Hartford, Ct
DATE OF RECORD.Nov. 16

marriage record, William Bancker

[marriage record, Springfield, Massachusetts, 22 September 1902, William Bancker]
[transcribed 6 August 2012, from FamilySearch]

MARRIAGES REGISTERED in the City of Springfield for the year Nine Hundred and two
[stamped] 174
PAGE [handwritten] 262
No.458
DATE AND PLACE OF MARRIAGE.Sept. 22, 1902Springfield
FULL NAMES OF GROOM AND BRIDE.William BanckerLouise Perry
AGE.2821
What Marriage ....FirstFirst
RESIDENCE OF EACH AT TIME OF MARRIAGE.623 Main St Springfield402 Watley [?] St Springfield
OCCUPATION OF EACH.Cigar MakerAt Home
PLACE OF BIRTH OF EACH.Philadelphia PaFt Carrington NY
NAMES OF PARENTS OF EACH. Full Name of Father.Meriners BanckerAmos Perry
Maiden Name of Mother.Hannah GilmoreAlmira Labell
NAME, RESIDENCE AND OFFICIAL STATION OF PERSON BY WHOM MARRIED.L G GaguierPriest Springfield
DATE OF RECORD.Oct 7

death certificate, William Bancker

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 20 August 1867, William Banker]
[transcribed 6 August 2012, from FamilySearch]

RETURN OF A DEATH,
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, William Banker
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 10 months + 5 days
5. Married or Single, -
6. Date of Death, 20th of August 1867
7. Cause of Death, Cholera Infantum
Jno Parker Hall M.D.
Residence, No 23 N. Juniper St.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE, IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, -
9. Place of Birth, Phila'a
10. When a Minor, Name of Father, Meriners Bancker [the FamilySearch index has his personal name as 'Heunus']
11. Ward, 3rd
12. Street and Number, 1328 Fitzwater st
13. Date of Burial, August 21st 1867
14. Place of Burial, Philanthropic
H. C. Heem UNDERTAKER.
Residence, N. 1334 South St

pension payment cards, 1907-1933

[Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933, Meriners Bancker]
[transcribed from FamilySearch, 24 May 2013]
[the rate of $40 is the last entry, and is dated 1918, prior to the previous entry with a rate of $30 starting in 1920]

NAME Bancker, Meriners
53.
1999
ARMY INVALID.
Law: ACT OF MAY 11, 1912.
[crossed out:] ACT OF FEB. 6, 1907
Certificate No. 995,370
Service: Musc. C 91" Pa
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
REISSUE12Aug. 14/07Jan. 28/08
[the first three columns of the preceding line are crossed out]
" [sc. REISSUE]19May 20 1912Oct 5 1912
[the 2nd and 3rd columns of the preceding line are crossed out]
INCREASE25Aug. 12 - 1915Nov. 19 - 1915
 30Aug 12 - 1920W
[the 4th column of the preceding two lines is linked to both by a brace]
 40JUN 10 1918[blank]
Transferred from: PHILADELPHIA
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: April 3, 1919
Bureau notified NOV 11 1919
Remarks:
From ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890.
Died Apr 3, 1919 Accrued order dated NOV 23 1925
payable to widow Elizabeth Bancker.
84 Gresham st.
Springfield
Mass.

pension payment cards, Elizabeth Bancker

[Veterans administration, pension payments cards, 1907-1933, Elizabeth Bancker widow of Meriners Bancker]
[transcribed from FamilySearch, 24 May 2013]


NAME Bancker, Elizabeth
ARMY WIDOW
ACT OF MAY 1, 1926 WIDOW
Law: ACT OF SEPTEMBER 1, 1922
Certificate No. 967,708
Name of Soldier Meriners Bancker
Service Musician Co.I. 71st Reg. New York Inf.
ISSUESMINORS, $[blank] PER MONTH ADDITIONAL.
CLASSRATEDATE OF COMMENCEMENTDATE OF CERTIFICATENAMECOMMENCEMENTENDING
Orig20Sept. 10, 1923Nov. 23, 1925   
Inc.30June 4, 1926    
Died Dec. 22, 1930.   
Reported JAN 19 1931   
Remarks:
Accrued (for Civ.War.Service of soldier Co.E. 91st Pa. Inf.)

city directories

[transcribed 24 May 2013, from Fold3]
1860 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 36
Bancker A. V., tailor, 724 Espy
1861 Biddle's directory, page 36
Bancker John H., musician, 1 Greenville pl
[no Abraham or Meriners or variant]
1862 Biddle's and McElroy's directory, page 26
[no Abraham or Meriners or variant]
Bancker John H., segarmaker, 1 Greenwich pl
1863 Biddle's and McElroy's directory, page 58
Bancker John H., segarmr. 2 Greenville pl
[no Abraham or Meriners or variant]
[page 59] Banker A. B., tailor, 938 S 11th
1864 Biddle's and McElroy's directory, page 28
Bancker A.V., musician, 230 Locust
Bancker John, cigarmaker, 11 Greenville pl
[no Meriners or variant]
1865 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 57
Bancker A. V. Anne [sic], musician, 1318 Catharine
Bancker John H., cigarmaker, 11 Greenville pl
[no Meriners or variant]
1866 McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 58
[no Abraham, Merinus or variant, or John Bancker]
Banker A., tailor, 1318 Catharine
Banker John H., cigar maker, 2 Greenville pl
1867 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 172
[no A, Abraham, Meriners, or variant]
Bancker John H., segarmakers, h 2 Greenville pl
[page 173] Banker John H., segarmaker, 2 Greenville pl
1868 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 180
[no Bancker on Pemberton; no Abraham; no Meriners or variant]
Bancker John H., segarmaker, h 2 Greenville pl
[page 181] Banker John H., segarmaker, h 2 Greenville pl
1869 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 177
Bancker Abraham V., h 1916 Pemberton
Bancker John H., segarmkr, h 1916 Pemberton
[no Meriners, Marienus, or variant; checked 'Banker' as well]
1870 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 179
Bancker Elizabeth, wid Abraham V., h 1916 Pemberton
Bancker John H., musician, h 1916 Pemberton
Bancker Merienes, musician, h 1916 Pemberton
1871 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 178
Bancker Elizabeth, wid Abraham V., h 1916 Pemberton
Bancker John H., musician, h 1916 Pemberton
Bancker Merienes, musician, h 1916 Pemberton
1872 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 172
Bancker Elizabeth, wid Abraham V., h 1916 Pemberton
Bancker John H., musician, h 1916 Pemberton
Bancker Merienes, musician, h 1916 Pemberton
1873 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 171
Bancker Elizabeth, widow, h 1916 Pemberton
Bancker John H., musician, h 1916 Pemberton
Bancker John V., segarmkr, h 1916 Pemberton
Bancker Merienes, musician, h 1916 Pemberton
1874 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 141
Bancker Elizabeth, widow, h 1916 Pemberton
Bancker John H., musician, h 1916 Pemberton
Bancker John V., segarmaker, h 1916 Pemberton
Bancker Merienes, musician, h 1916 Pemberton
1875 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 136
[no Bancker entries]
Banker Charles H., segarmkr, h 1916 Pemberton
Banker Frank W., segarmkr, h 1916 Pemberton
Banker John H., segarmaker, h 1916 Pemberton
Banker John V., segarmaker, h 1916 Pemberton
[no Merienes or variant]
1876 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 136
Bancker John V., segarmaker, h 1916 Pemberton
1877 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 137
Bancker Charles, segarmaker, h 1836 Catharine
[no one at 1916 Pemberton; no one else plausible; checked 'Banker' also]
1878 Costa's Philadelphia directory, page 133
Bancker Frank W., segarmkr, h 1915 Pemberton
Bancker John H., segarmaker, h 1915 Pemberton
Bancker John V., segarmaker, h 1915 Pemberton
1879 Philadelphia directory, page 135
Bancker Charles A., segarmaker, h 1915 Pemberton
Bancker Frank W., segarmaker, h 1915 Pemberton
Bancker John H., segarmaker, h 1915 Pemberton
Bancker John V., segarmaker, h 1915 Pemberton
1880 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, pages 138
Bancker Charles H., segarmaker, h 1915 Pemberton
Bancker Frank W., segarmaker, h 1915 Pemberton
Bancker John H., segarmaker, h 1915 Pemberton
Bancker John V., segarmaker, h 1915 Pemberton
1881 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 134
Bancker Charles H., segarmaker, h 1915 Pemberton
Bancker Frank W., segarmkr, h 1915 Pemberton
Bancker John V., segarmkr, h 1915 Pemberton
Bancker Mary A., widow, h 1915 Pemberton
[see 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series T9, film 1189, page 145 D; this is Meriners' brother John, his wife Mary, and their children John B, Frank B, Elizabeth, and Ellen G (FamilySearch)]

death record, Caroline Bancker Schoolmaster

[death certificate, Delaware, 1855-1961, 23 June 1956, Caroline B Schoolmaster]
[transcribed from FamilySearch, 24 May 2013]

STATE OF DELAWARE
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
BOARD OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
00756
STATE FILE NO. 1783
1. PLACE OF DEATH
a. COUNTY New Castle
b. CITY, TOWN, OR LOCATION Wilmington
c. NAME OF HOSPITAL OR INSTITUTION 1400 Gilpin Ave.
d. IS PLACE OF DEATH INSIDE CITY LIMITS? YES
e. LENGTH OF STAY IN 1 b [blank]
2. USUAL RESIDENCE
a. STATE Delaware
b. COUNTY New Castle
c. CITY, TOWN, OR LOCATION Wilmington
d. STREET ADDRESS 1400 Gilpin Ave.
e. IS RESIDENCE INSIDE CITY LIMITS? YES
f. IS RESIDENCE ON A FARM? NO
3. NAME OF DECEASED Caroline B. Schoolmaster
4. DATE OF DEATH June 23, 1956
5. SEX Female
6. COLOR OR RACE White
Widowed
8. DATE OF BIRTH Mar. 23, 1865
9. AGE (in years last birthday) 91
10a. USUAL OCCUPATION Retired Housewife
10b. KIND OF BUSINESS OR INDUSTRY [blank]
11. BIRTHPLACE Pennsylvania
12. CITIZEN OF WHAT COUNTRY? U.S.A.
13. FATHER'S NAME Marinus Bancker
14. MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME Hannah Gilmore
15. WAS DECEASED EVER IN U.S. ARMED FORCES? No
16. SOCIAL SECURITY NO. [blank]
17. INFORMANT Mrs. Elizabeth R. Bothe
Rock Hall, Md.
18. CAUSE OF DEATH
PART I. DEATH WAS CAUSED BY:
IMMEDIATE CAUSE (a) Acute choleycystitis Interval Between Onset and Death 5 days
DUE TO (b) Chronic choleycystitis Interval Between Onset and Death years
DUE TO (c) [blank]
PART II. OTHER SIGNIFICANT CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTING TO DEATH BUT NOT RELATED TO THE TERMINAL DISEASE CONDITION GIVEN IN PART I (a). Generalized arteriosclerosis
19. AUTOPSY? [blank]
20a. ACCIDENT SUICIDE HOMICIDE [blank]
20b. DESCRIBE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING OCCURRENCE OF INJURY [blank]
20c. TIME OF INJURY [blank]
20d. TIME OF INJURY [blank]
20e. INJURY OCCURRED [blank]
20f. PLACE OF INJURY [blank]
20g. CITY, TOWN, OR LOCATION [blank]
21. I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from 6-20, 1956 to 6-23, 1956, that I last saw the deceased alive on 6-23, 1956, and that death occurred at 11 35 AM, from the causes and on the date stated above.
22a. SIGNATURE Wm. D. Shellenberger M.D.
22b. ADDRESS 1105 Delaware Ave.
22c. DATE SIGNED 6-25-56
23a. Burial
23b. DATE 6/26/56
23c. NAME OF CEMETERY OR CREMATORY Wilm. & Bran. Cem.
23d. LOCATION Wilmington, Delaware
DATE REC'D BY LOCAL REG. JUN 25 1956
REGISTRAR'S SIGNATURE Charles B. Bishop
24. FUNERAL DIRECTOR Albert J McCrery
ADDRESS 2700 Wash.St.

death record, Hannah Kopp

[death records, Delaware, 1811-1933, 1907, page 140, Hannah Kopp]
[transcribed from Ancestry, 25 May 2013]

NAME Kopp Hannah
Age 61
Color " [sc. White]
72920
Nation or State Pa.
If a Foreigner, how long in the United States [blank]
Residence 708 West 9th St.
Occupation -
Married
Sex " [sc. Female]
Name and Nation of Parents [blank]
Cause of Death and Complications Carcinoma of Uterus [?]
Date of Death 5 - 16 - 1907
Date of Certificate [blank]
Date of Registration " " " [sc. June 30 1907]

pension index by unit, I 71 New York

[pension index by unit, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, microfilm series T289, Meriners Bancker]
[transcribed from Fold3, 25 May 2013]

DEAD
NAME OF SOLDIER
Bancker, Meriners
 
SERVICELate rank  Co. I, 71" Reg't N.Y. Inf
TERM OF SERVICEEnlisted May 9, 1898Discharged Nov. 15, 1898
DATE OF FILINGCLASSAPPLICATION NOLAWCERTIFICATE NO.
1907 Aug 14
1884 Mch 15
Invalid508,333AGl
O J
995.370
1923 Sep 10Widow1 209 7245-1-22967708
  Minor      
         
ADDITIONAL SERVICES E. 18" Pa. Inf (R.)
C. 91" Pa. Inf (R.)
WAR WITH SPAIN
REMARKS  
 Died Apr 3, 1919at Springfield Mass

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