91st PA: John Bergner

John Bergner

Before the war

He was born in 1836/37. [source: date: 2 (24 in 1861)]

During the war

He also served in company A of the 2nd Maryland Infantry. He enlisted or was mustered in on 13 June 1861. He was transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps on 1 September 1863. [sources: 3, 5, 6]

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 19 August 1861. He enlisted at Baltimore, Maryland. He was mustered in as a private at Baltimore, Maryland. He was a private in company D. [sources: 1, 2, 6, 7, 8]

He was transferred on 15 July 1863 to the Veterans' Reserve Corps. When he was transferred, he was a private, in company D. He served in E 21 VRC, and in the 5th Independent Company, 1st Battalion VRC. [sources: 1, 2 (15 Jul 65 [sic]), 3, 5, 6, 7, 8]

After the war

On 18 October 1872, his widow, Christina Bergner, applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 3, 4]

Note on identification

I have not been able to identify him. I hope that when Fold3 digitizes his widow's pension certificate file, it will let me find him or Christina in other records.

I am also confused by the records of his service, which suggest that he served in the 2nd Maryland from 13 June 1861 until he was transferred to the VRC on 1 September 1863, and also that he served in the 91st Pennsylvania from 19 August 1861 until he was transferred to the VRC on 15 July 1863.

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) (John Bergner)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 8 Aug 2004 (John Bergner)

3 pension index, by name (John Bergner)

4 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (John Bergner)

5 History and roster of Maryland volunteers, war of 1861-5, volume 1, page 75 (John Bergner)

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

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 19 October 2013)
1860 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 19 October 2013)
1870 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 19 October 2013)
the John Bergner 35 in ward 5 Philadelphia is presumably not the one who served in the 91st, since he's living with Margret 30 (and Mary 15, George 25, John 10, Moses 23, and Thomas 1) (see Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 5, district 14, 2nd enumeration, microfilm series M593, film 1419, 427 Lombard Street, page 3 recto = 4 handwritten, FamilySearch)
1880 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 19 October 2013)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed April 2007)
1900 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 19 October 2013)
1910 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 19 October 2013)
1920 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 19 October 2013)
1930 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 19 October 2013)
1940 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 19 October 2013)
Find a grave
accessed 1 October 2010
(a) the John G Bergner, died on 26 July 1872, and buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, is probably the John Berganer, 66, born Sachsen, with Rosina Berganer 54 et al., in Springfield, in 1870 census
--see Find a grave, memorial 111488696, created by BjJ, added 30 May 2013, accessed 11 October 2013
--see in the same cemetery and in the same plot, Maria Rosina Bergner, died 24 December 1876 (Find a grave, memorial 23863306, created by BjJ, added 30 May 2013)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 11 October 2013
searched John Bergner (metaphone) spouse Christina; one possibility-- * John Burgner born Germany married Christina Shafer (born Switzerland), child Mary Burgner born 13 February 1854 Marshall IN (citing Progressive men & women of Koscuisko County Indiana p.640-641); in Heckman and Walters family tree, contact Kathleen Heckman, updated 26 July 2006, accessed 11 October 2013
searched John Bergner (metaphone) born 1836 +/- 1, died 1868 +/- 5
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 October 2013)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 October 2013)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 19 October 2013)
US veterans gravesites, ca 1775-2006
Ancestry index (accessed 19 October 2013)
GenealogyBank
searched for 'John' and 'Bergner' (or 'Berganer') in 1872 (accessed 12 October 2013)

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John Bergner in the 91st PA database

2nd Maryland infantry


[History and roster of Maryland volunteers, war of 1861-5, volume 1, page 75]
[transcribed from Archives of Maryland online, 12 October 2013]

SECOND REGIMENT INFANTRY--COMPANY A.
NAME. Bergner John
RANK. Private.
DATE OF ENLISTMENT OR MUSTER IN. June 13, 1861
DATE OF MUSTER OUT OR DISCHARGE. ----
REMARKS. Transferred to V.R.C. September 1, 1863.

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 8 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Bergner John
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 2" Md. Vols.
     V.R.C.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 9 March 2014]

Berger John
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Bergner John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 15 March 2014]

Burger, John
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Bergner, John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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