91st PA: Frederick Becker

Frederick Becker

Before the war

He was born on 7 December 1825, in Germany. [sources: date: 10 (Oct [?] 1825), 11; 2 (35 in 1865), 5 (33 in 1870), 6 (45 in 1880). place: 2, 5 (Baden), 6 (Bavaria)]

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 3-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He was a substitute. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 March 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at Frankford, Pennsylvania, by Captain Yardley. He was mustered in as a private in company H. [sources: 1, 2, 11, 13, 14]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company H. [sources: 1, 11, 13, 14]

After the war

He married Elizabeth [unknown family name]. She was born in 1841/42, in Germany. They had two known children:

[sources: 5, 12]

In 1870, he was living in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. He was a laborer. He was living with his (presumed) wife Elizabeth and children Jacob and Frederick. [source: 5]

In 1880, he was living in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. He was a notion peddler. He was living with his wife Elizabeth and son Frederick. [source: 6]

On 26 July 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 3, 9]

On 7 December 1899, he died. He was buried in the Salem Evangelical Cemetery, in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. [source: 4, 9 (23 Jan 1900), 10 (7 Dec 1899 on stone), 11 (7 Dec 1899)]

On 10 January [?] 1900, his widow, Elizabeth Becker, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 3, 9]

In 1900, his widow, Elizabeth Becker, was living in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. [source: 7]

In 1910, his widow, Elizabeth Becker, was living in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. [source: 8]

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) (Frederick Becker)

2 company H, descriptive roll, #158 (Frederick Becker)

3 pension index, by name (Frederick Becker)

4 'Orwigsburg burials', on USGenWeb Archives, on RootsWeb (viewed April 2007) (Frederick Becker)

5 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Orwigsburg, microfilm series M593, film 1448, page 681 = 13 handwritten (Frederick Becker)

6 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Middle Ward, Bor [?] Pottsville, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 222, microfilm series T9, film 1193, page 378 A = 1 handwritten (Frederick Becker)

7 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Borough of Orwigsburg, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 215, microfilm series T623, film 1486, page 90 B = 3 handwritten (Elizabeth Becker)

8 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Orwigsburg Borough, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 55, microfilm series T624, film 1417, page 254 B = 15 handwritten (Elizabeth Becker)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Frederick Becker)

10 Find a grave, memorial 45286642, created by pat callahan, added 10 December 2009, accessed 2 June 2013 [identification is confirmed by reference on the pictured headstone to his service in the 91st PA] (Frederick Becker)

11 Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999, Schuylkill County, 7 December 1899 (Frederick Becker)

12 [not transcribed] abstract of birth record, in Pennsylvania births and christenings 1709-1950 (accessed on FamilySearch 2 June 2013) (Frederick Becker son of Frederick and Eliz Becker)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 2 June 2013)
1860 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 2 June 2013)
note the Frederick Becker (38, carpenter, born Darmstadt) living in Scranton, Luzerne, PA (microfilm series M653, film 1135, page 962 = 78 handwritten)--but he is living with Mary C (31), Fred (8), Charles (6), Eliza (5), William (3), and John (1)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed April 2007)
read through Orwigsburg (3 pages) (2 June 2013)
1920 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 2 June 2013)
the Elizabeth Becker 74 born Germany living in Glade, Warren County, PA (microfilm series T625, film 1657, page 5 B handwritten) is the mother-in-law of Walter D Ward and hence not this Elizabeth
1930 US censu
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 2 June 2013)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
searched Frederick Becker (metaphone) died 1899; and for Frederick Becker (metaphone) born 1825 +/- 2(accessed 2 June 2013)

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Frederick Becker in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Frederick Becker in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Orwigsburg, microfilm series M593, film 1448, page 681 = 13 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain, since his occupation does not match the occupation in the company descriptive book (entry 2 above), although his apparent wife's name does match the widow's name in the pension index by name (entry 3 above)]
line27282930
Dwelling-house number125   
Family number125   
NameBecker FrederickBecker Elizabeth- Jacob- Frederick
Age332853
SexMFMM
ColorWWWW
OccupationLaborerKeeping houseAt home" "
Real estate value    
Personal estate value150   
BirthplaceBadenBadenPennaPenna
Father foreign born1111
Mother foreign born1111
Birth month if born within year    
Marriage month if married within year    
Attended school past year    
Can't read1   
Can't write1   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...    

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Middle Ward, Bor [?] Pottsville, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 222, microfilm series T9, film 1193, page 378 A = 1 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on the 1870 census entry transcribed above]
line234
street nameWest Norwegian Street
house number702  
dwelling visit #2  
family visit #2  
nameBecker Frederick- Elizabeth- Frederick
colorWWW
sexMFM
age453813
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeSon
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationNotion PedlerKeeping HouseAt School
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year  1
can't read   
can't write   
birthplaceBavariaBavariaPenna
father's birthplaceBavariaBavariaBavaria
mother's birthplaceBavariaBavariaBavaria

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Borough of Orwigsburg, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 215, microfilm series T623, film 1486, page 90 B = 3 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on the 1870 census entry transcribed above]
line76
street 
house number 
dwelling number64
family number65
nameBecker Elizabeth
relationshipHead
colorW
sexF
birth date[no month] 1841
age59
married?Wd
# years married 
mother of how many children?2
# of children living1
birthplaceGermany
father's birthplaceGermany
mother's birthplaceGermany
immigration year 
# years in USA 
naturalized citizen? 
occupation 
# months not employed 
# months in school 
can readYes
can writeYes
speaks EnglishYes
owned/rentedO
free or mortgagedF
farm/houseH
# of farm schedule 

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Orwigsburg Borough, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 55, microfilm series T624, film 1417, page 254 B = 15 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on the 1870 census entry transcribed above]
line535455
streetMarket Street
house nr   
dwelling nr337  
family nr340  
nameSmith Ida- RaymondBecker Elizabeth
relationshipHeadSonBoarder
sexFMF
colorWWW
age431966
marital statusWdSWd
#years present marriage   
mother of # children3 2
mother of # living children2 1
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGermany Ger
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGermany Ger
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGermany
immigrated  1866
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationNoneCigar MakerNone
nature of industry etc. Cigar factory 
employer etc. W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? No 
# weeks out of work 1909 0 
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedF  
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 15 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Baker Frederick
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Becker Frederick

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 16 March 2014]

Becker Frederick
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial card

[Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999, Schuylkill County, 7 December 1899, Frederick Becker]
[transcribed 2 June 2013, from Ancestry]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Schuylkill County
NAME Becker Frederick
DATE OF BIRTH 12-7-1825
DATE OF DEATH 12-7-1899
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 3-28-65 7-10-65
ORGANIZATION(S) Co-H 91-Regt. Pa. Vet. Vol.
RANK Pvt.
CEMETERY OR PLACE OF INTERMENT NAME Salem Evangelical LOCATION Orwigsburg, Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION Middle
HEADSTONE Yes
INFORMATION GIVEN BY J R Wilson DATE 7-10-35
REMARKS D

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