91st PA: Joseph F Billhartz (or Billheart)

Joseph F Billhartz (or Billheart)

Before the war

He was born in December 1846, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Francis M Bilhartz and Catherine [unknown family name]. [sources: date: 6; 2 (18 in 1861), 3, 4 (4 in 1850), 5 (37? in 1880), 6 (53 in 1900), 7 (60 in 1910), 8 (71 at death in 1918), 20 (18 in 1864). place: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 20. parents: 16]

In 1850, he was living in ward 6, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with Francis and Catherine Billhart (presumably his parents), and with Frances, Amelia, Albert, and Mary (presumably his siblings). His father was a gunsmith. [source: 4]

In 1857, his father was a gun-stock maker, living on Hill's Court, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 13]

He was a gunsmith when he enlisted. [source: 3]

In 1861, his father was a gun stocker, living at 510 Coates, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 13]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair. [source: 3]

When he enlisted in the US Army, he had hazel eyes, dark hair, and a florid complexion, and was 5 feet 8 inches tall. [source: 20]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 23 September 1861. He was enlisted for three years, by Captain Dye. He was mustered in as a private, in company F. [sources: 1, 2, 3]

He was transferred to company D when the two regiments were consolidated. [sources: 3; 1 (mustered in co.D), 21 (mustered in co D)]

He was not on the muster-out roll when the regiment mustered out. [source: 1]

He may have transferred to the US Army Ordinance Department, where he served as a corporal. If so, when he was transferred, he was a private, in company D. He enlisted on 14 November 1864, at the Frankford Post [?], Pennsylvania. He was a laborer. [sources: 17, 18, 20, 21]

He was discharged from the US Army on 14 November 1867, at the Frankford Arsenal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.. He was a corporal when he was discharged. [sources: 17, 18, 20]

After the war

In 1866, his father was a gunsmith, on Tacony Road, Whitehall. [source: 13]

In 1867-68, his father was a gunsmith, living at 2008 New 5th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 13]

In 1869, his father was living at 4957 James, in Whitehall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a laborer, living at 4957 Whitehall (sic; presumably 4957 James, Whitehall). (This is the first appearance of him in the city directories that I have found.) [source: 13]

About 1872/73, he married Mary Ann Moss. They apparently had four children, including:

[sources: 5, 7, 10 (4 children, 4 living in 1900), 11 (4 children 3 living in 1910)]

In 1874, his father was a gunsmith, living at 715 Fairmount Avenue. [source: 13]

From 1876 to 1878, he was a machinist, living on Washington near James, in Whitehall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 13]

In 1880, he was living on Pratt Street, ward 23, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary A, his sons Joseph and Albert, and his father Francis. He was an engineer. [source: 5]

Starting in 1882, he appears regularly in the city directories. [source: 13]

In 1882-1883, he was living with his father at Pratt near James, Whitehall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1882-83, he was a boltcutter. [source: 13]

In 1884, he was a cutter, living with his father at 335 Pratt, Whitehall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 13]

In 1886, he was an engineer, living with his father at Pratt near James, Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 13]

In 1887, he was a machinist, living with his father at 335 Pratt, Whitehall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 13]

In 1888-89, he was a machinist, living with his father at Pratt near Trenton Avenue, Whitehall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 13]

In 1890, he was a driver, living with his father at 335 Pratt, Whitehall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 13]

Starting in 1892, he lived at 2225 Pratt Street, Whitehall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He lived with his father until his father's death on 29 May 1897. In 1892, he was a driver. In 1893-94, he was a messenger. In 1895, he was a laborer. In 1897-99, he was a messenger. In 1900, he was a driver. [sources: 13, 14]

In 1900, he was living at 2225 Pratt Street, ward 23, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his sons Albert and George. He worked for the government. His wife, Mary Ann Bilhartz, was living in the State Hospital for the Insane, in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 6, 10]

On 21 December 1908, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension. He received a pension of $12 per month, retroactive to 21 December 1908; the certificate was dated 25 January 1909. He apparently received this under the Act of 6 February 1907. [sources: 17, 18, 19]

In 1910, he was living at 2225 Pratt Street, ward 23, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his son George. He was a messenger, at the US Arsenal. His wife, Mary A Bilhartz, was living in the State Hospital for the Insane, in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 7, 11]

On 15 May 1912, his pension was increased to $13.50 per month; the certificate was dated 11 June 1912. He apparently received this under the Act of 11 May 1912. [source: 17]

On 18 December 1912, his pension was increased to $15.50 per month. [source: 17]

On 18 December 1916, his pension was increased to $19 per month. [source: 17]

On 10 June 1918, his pension was increased to $30 per month. [source: 17]

On 8 August 1918, he died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died of thermic fever, with cerebral apoplexy contributing. He was married, to Mary Ann Bilhartz. He was a chauffer. On 12 August 1918, he was buried in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery. The funeral was held from his residence, 2225 Pratt Street, Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Members of St John's and St Bonifacius Society, and employees of the Frankford Arsenal, were invited to attend. [sources: 8, 15, 16, 18]

His estate was worth $3,450. He left $100 each to St Vincent's Orphan Asylum and to the All Saints' Roman Catholic Church, in Bridesburg, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The rest was distributed to his relatives. [source: 9]

On 18 December 1918, his pension was apparently scheduled to be increased to $32 per month. [source: 17]

In 1920, his widow, Mary Ann Bilhartz, was living in the State Hospital for the Insane, in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was working, as a servant, in the kitchen. [source: 12]

On 17 September 1920, his widow Mary A Bilhartz successfully applied for a pension from Pennsylvania, under the Act of 1 May 1920. She received a pension of $30 per month, retroactive to 17 September 1920. The certificate was dated 19 January 1922. [sources: 17, 18, 19]

On 18 December 1921, his pension was apparently scheduled to be increased to $22.50 per month. [source: 17]

On 27 February 1922, Frankford Trust Company was appointed Mary Ann Bilhartz's guardian, after posting $850 bond. They apparently replaced George J Bilhartz as her guardian. A certificate of guardianship was filed (with the Pension Bureau?) in March 1922. [sources: 17, 19]

On 11 November 1927, his widow Mary A Bilhartz died. [source: 17]

Identification

I am reasonably confident that the census, city directory, and death records I have located are all for the same Joseph Billhartz. However, the only evidence I have that this is the Joseph Billheart who served in the 91st is that I have found no other candidates. While his name eventually seems to have been standardized as 'Bilhartz', the city directories reveal many other spellings, including 'Billhart' in 1857 and 1861.

Note also that the Veterans administration pension payment cards make very clear that this Joseph served as a corporal in the US Army Ordinance Department. I am guessing that he was transferred there from the 91st, and the loss of regimental records in November 1862 explains why the transfer wasn't reported on the muster-out roll. But that is only a guess.

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) (Joseph Billheart)

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

3 company F, descriptive roll, #16 (Joseph Bilherty)

4 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Northern Liberties, ward 6, microfilm series M432, film 811, page 422 verso = 60 handwritten = 842 handwritten (Joseph Billhart)

5 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 23, division 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 481, microfilm series T9, film 1182, page 276 = 1 B handwritten (Joseph Bilhartz)

6 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 23, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 537, microfilm series T623, film 1465, page 101 = 9 B handwritten (Joseph F Billhartz)

7 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 23, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 482, microfilm series T624, film 1397, page 238 = 2 A handwritten (Joseph Billhartz)

8 death notice, Joseph F Bilhartz, Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia PA), 9 August 1918, night extra closing stock prices, page 16 (Joseph F Bilhartz)

9 'Will benefits orphans', Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia PA) 16 August 1918, final, page 9 (Joseph F Bilhartz)

10 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown Borough, ward 6, State Hospital for the Insane, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 241, microfilm series T623, film 1444, page 159 = 6 A handwritten (Mary Ann Bilhartz)

11 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown Borough, ward 6, State Hospital for Insane, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 120, microfilm series T624, film 1379, page 185 = 20 A handwritten (Mary A Bilhartz)

12 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown Borough, ward 6, State Hospital for the Insane, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 143, microfilm series T625, film 1604, page 200 = 19 A handwritten (Mary Ann Bilhartz)

13 various Philadelphia city directories

14 Philadelphia death certificate, #25305, 29 May 1897, Francis M. Bilhartz (90, gunsmith, died at or was buried from 2225 Pratt Street, 23rd ward, buried St Peters Cem) (accessed 26 March 2011)

15 Pennsylvania death indices, 1918 ("Bilhartz,Joseph F;--83243;Phila;Aug.8.")

16 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 8 August 1918, file number 83243 (Joseph F Bilhartz)

17 Veterans administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933, National Archives and Records Administration, microfilm series M850, film 172 (three cards) (Joseph F Bilhartz)

18 pension index, by unit (Joseph F Bilhartz)

19 pension index, by name (Joseph F Bilhartz)

20 US Army, register of enlistments, 1798-1914 (Joseph F Bilhartz)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name
Ancestry index
Veterans administration pension payment cards
FamilySearch index (accessed 23 November 2013)
1860 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 24 March 2011)
1870 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 24 March 2011)
1890 US census, veterans schedule
Ancestry index
1920 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 26 March 2011)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 26 March 2011)
1940 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 23 Nov 2013)
Find a grave
accessed 24 March 2011 and again on 19 June 2013
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 24 March 2011
searched for Joseph Billartz (metaphone) (accessed 19 June 2013)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 28 February 2013)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 28 February 2013)
Pennsylvania death indices (B463)
1927

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city directories

[I have highlighted entries that I believe are Joseph or his father Francis]


[1857 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 47; transcribed 24 March 2011, from Footnote]
Billhart F., ostler, Salmon ab Huntingdon (R)
Billhart Francis, gun-stock mr., Hill's ct


[1858 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 50; transcribed 24 March 2011, from Footnote]
Billhart F., ostler, Salmon ab Huntingdon (R)
Billhartz Wm. hostler, 425 N 3d


[1860 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 121; transcribed 24 March 2011, from Footnote]
Billhart Florien hostler, Somer ab Huntingdon
Billhartz Adolph, ostler, 916 Leithgow


[1861 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 67; transcribed 24 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhart Charles, clerk, Richmond whfs. h Salmon ab Huntingdon
Bilhart Francis F., gun stocker, 510 Coates
Bilharz Adolph, soap and candles, 1136 St John, h 833 St John
Bilharz Florian, hostler, Salmon n Huntingdon


[1862 Biddle and McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 47; transcribed 24 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhart William, 425 & 427 N 3d
Bilhartz Adolph, soap manuf., 1136 St. John
Bilhartz Adolph, soap & candles, 204 Poplar
Bilhartz Florian, hostler, Salmon ab Huntingdon


[1863 Biddle and McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 80; transcribed 24 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhartz Charles, telegraph operator, 1031 Otis
Bilharz Adolph, soap & candle manuf. 204 Poplar
Bilharz Francis, butcher, N E Dauphin & Apple


[1864 Biddle and McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 52; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhart Frank, butcher, Apple n Dauphin
Bilhart F., hostler, Salmon ab Huntingdon
Bilhartz Charles, telegraph operator, 1031 Otis
Bilharz Adolph, soap & candles, 1136 St John, h 204 Poplar


[1865 Sherman's directory, page 78; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhart Frank, butcher, Apple n Dauphin
Bilhart F., hostler, 1310 Salmon
Bilhartz Charles, telegraph operator, 1031 Otis
Bilharz Adolph, soap & candles, 204 Poplar


[1866 McElroy's Philadelphia directory, pages 79-80; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhartz Albert, clerk, 329 Wood
Bilhartz Charles, telegraph operator, 1031 Otis
Bilharz Adolph, soap & candles, 204 Poplar
Billhartz Albert, clerk, Tacony rd, Whitehall
Billhartz Francis N., gunsmith, Tacony road, Whitehall
Billheart William, blacksmith, 1310 Salmon


[1867 Gospill's Philadelphia directory, page 209; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhart William, blacksmith, h 1310 Salmon
Bilhartz Albert G., clerk, h Pratt n James, Whitehall
Bilhartz Charles, clerk, h 1031 E Otis
Bilhartz Francis M., gunsmith, h 2008 New 5th
Bilharz Anna, wid John, soaps, 204 Poplar
Billhartz William, hostler, h Black Bear hotel


[1868 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 228; transcribed 24 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhart William, smith, h 1310 Salmon
Bilhartz Albert, clerk, h Bdg
Bilhartz Charles, laborer, h 1031 Otis
Bilhartz Francis M., gunsmith, h 2008 New 5th
Bilhartz Frank, butcher, h Gtn av n Green la, Gtn
Bilharz Anna, wid John, soaps, 204 Poplar


[1869 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 219; transcribed 24 March 2011, from Footnote]
Billharz Anna, wid Adolph, soap, 204 Poplar
Billhartz Albert, clerk, 722 Chestnut, h 4957 James, Bdg
Billhartz Charles, laborer, h 1031 Otis
Billhartz Florian, hostler, h 1310 Salmon
Billhartz Francis M., h 4957 James, Whitehall
Billhartz Henry, leadmaker, h 1310 Salmon
Billhartz Joseph, laborer, h 4957 Whitehall
Billhartz William, hostler, h 425 N 3d
Billhartz William, wheelwright, h 1310 Salmon


[1870 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 222; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilharc [sic] Florian, driver, h 1310 Salmon
Bilharc [sic] Henry, laborer, h 1310 Salmon
Bilharc [sic] William, blacksmith, h 1310 Salmon
Bilhartz Albert J., clerk, 722 Chestnut, h 4957 James, Whitehall
Bilhartz Albert R., salesmann, 722 Chestnut, h Bdg
Bilhartz Anna, wid Adolph, grocer, 204 Poplar
Bilhartz Charles, operator, h 1031 Otis
Bilhartz Frank, laborer, h Black Bear hotel
Bilhartz William, laborer, h Black Bear hotel


[1871 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 221; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilharc [sic] Florain [sic], driver, h 1310 Salmon
Bilharc [sic] Henry, laborer, h 1310 Salmon
Bilharc [sic] William, blacksmith, h 1310 Salmon
Bilhartz Albert J., clerk, 722 Chestnut, h 4957 James, W Hall
Bilhartz Albert R., salesm, 722 Chestnut, h Bdg
Bilhartz Anna, wid Adolph, grocer, 204 Poplar
Bilhartz Charles, coal, 112 Walnut, h 1031 Otis
Bilhartz Frank, laborer, h Black Bear hotel
Bilhartz William, laborer, h Black Bear hotel


[1872 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, pages 212-3; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhare [sic] Florian, driver, h 1310 Salmon
Bilhare [sic] Henry, laborer, h 1310 Salmon
Bilhare [sic] William, blacksmith, h 1310 Salmon
Bilhartz Albert, salesman, 922 Chestnut, h James, Bdg
Bilhartz Anna, wid Adolph, grocer, 204 Poplar
Bilhartz Charles, agent, h 1031 Otis
Bilhartz Frank, laborer, h Black Bear hotel
Bilhartz William, laborer, h Black Bear hotel


[1873 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, pages 210-211; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhare [sic] Florian, driver, h 1310 Salmon
Bilhare [sic] Henry, laborer, h 1310 Salmon
Bilhare [sic] William, blacksmith, 1310 Salmon
Bilhart Mary, wid Frank, h 3863 Gtn av
Bilhartz Albert, salesman, h James, Bdgs
Bilhartz Anna, soap, 404 Poplar
Bilhartz Charles, agent, h 1031 Otis
Bilhartz Francis, h 2 Becker's pl
Billhardt Frederick, shoemaker, h 2311 N 2d
Billhardt Henry, countersinker, h 1406 Richmond


[1874 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 184; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhardz [sic] Francis M., gunsmith, h 715 Fairmount av
Bilhare [sic] Florian, driver, h 1310 Salmon
Bilhare [sic] Henry, laborer, h 1310 Salmon
Bilhare [sic] William, blacksmith, 1310 Salmon
Bilhartz Albert, clerk, 922 Chestnut, h 2304 N 4th
Bilhartz Charles, agent, h 1031 Otis
Bilharz Anna, wid Adolph, soaps, 404 Poplar
Bilharz Francis, hostler, h Black Bear hotel
Billhardt Frederick, shoemaker, h 2227 N Front
Billhart Albert, clerk, h 2304 N 4th


[1875 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 182; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhartz Albert, clerk, 922 Chestnut, h 2118 Franklin
Bilhartz Alfred J. (Paul & Bilhartz), h Bdg
Bilhartz Florian, h 1310 Salmon
Bilhartz William, blacksmith, h 1310 Salmon
Bilharz Albert, clerk, h 2118 Franklin
Bilharz Anna, wid Adolph, soaps, 404 Poplar
Bilharz Francis, h 2118 Franklin
Billhardt Frederick, shoemaker, h 1232 Mascher


[1876 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 181; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhartz Albert J. (Paul & Bilhartz), h 3279 Richmond, Bdg
Bilhartz Francis M., h 3279 Richmond, Bdg
Bilhartz Joseph, machinist, h Washington n James, W Hall
Bilharz Anna, wid Adolph, soap, 404 Poplar
Billhardt Frederick, shoemaker, h 1232 Mascher
Billhart Henry, laborer, h 1406 Richmond
Billhartz Adolph, baker, h 1918 Oxford


[1877 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, pages 180-181; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhardt Henry, laborer, h 1407 Fisher
Bilhartz Francis M., h 3279 Richmond, Bdg
Bilhartz Joseph, machinist, h Wash'n n James, W Hall


[1878 Costa's Philadelphia directory, page 180; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhardt Henry, laborer, h 1407 Fisher
Bilhartz Charles, salesman, 34 S 6th, h 813 Sylvan
Bilhartz Florian, h 1310 Salmon
Bilhartz Francis M., h 3279 Richmond, Bdg
Bilhartz Joseph, machinist, h Washington n James, W Hall
Bilhartz Mary L., widow, h r 28 Baker, Nicetown
Bilhartz William, blacksmith, h 1310 Salmon
Bilharz Anna, wid Adolph, soap, 404 Poplar


[1879 Philadelphia directory, page 182; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilharts Charles, clerk, h 813 Siloam
Bilhartz Albert J., house furn'g, 1109 Girard av
Bilhartz Florian, h 1310 Salmon
Bilhartz William, blacksmith, h 1310 Salmon
Bilharz Anna, soap, 404 Poplar
Billhart Henry, laborer, h 1466 Richmond


[1880 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, pages 189-190; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhartz Albert J., house furn'g, 1109 Girard av
Bilhartz Charles, clerk, h 813 Siloam
Bilhartz Henry, engineer, h 1406 Richmond
Bilhartz Lena, wid Francis, h Clinton c Baker, Nicetown
Bilharz Anna, wid Adolph, soaps, 404 Poplar
Billhartz Florence, h 1310 Salmon
Billhartz William, blacksmith, h 1310 Salmon


[1881 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 183; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhardt Harry, watchman, h 1408 Richmond
Bilhartz Albert J., china, 801 Girard av
Bilhartz Charles, clerk, h 813 Siloam
Bilhartz Lena, wid Francis, h Clinton c Baker, Nicetown
Bilharz Anna, soap, 404 Poplar
Billhartz Florence, h 1310 Salmon
Billhartz William, blacksmith, h 1310 Salmon


[1882 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 178; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhartz Albert J., china, 801 Girard av
Bilhartz Anna, soaps, 404 Poplar
Bilhartz Charles, clerk, h 814 Belgrade
Bilhartz Florian, h 1310 Salmon
Bilhartz Francis M., h Pratt n James, W Hall
Bilhartz Joseph F., boltcutter, h Pratt n James


[1883 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 181; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhardt Leona, wid Francis, h 2402 Orrianna
Bilhartz Albert J., china, 1200 N 8th
Bilhartz Charles, clerk, h 814 Belgrade
Bilhartz Francis M., h Pratt n James, W Hall
Bilhartz Joseph F., boltcutter, h Pratt n James
Bilharz Anna, notions, 404 Poplar
Bilharz Florian, h 1310 Salmon
Bilharz William, h 1310 Salmon


[1884 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, pages 179-180; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhartz Albert J., clerk, h 2327 N 10th
Bilhartz Florian, h 1310 Salmon
Bilhartz Francis M., h 335 Pratt, W Hall
Bilhartz Joseph T., cutter, h 335 Pratt, W Hall
Bilhartz William, blacksmith, h 1310 Salmon
Bilharz Adolph, baker, 337 New Market
Bilharz Anna, soap, 404 Poplar
Bilharz Mary M., wid Francis, h 3875 Nice
Billhardt Constant, laborer, h 3432 Smedley


[1885 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, pages 191-192; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhart Henry, laborer, h 1408 Richmond
Bilhartz Albert J., salesman, h 2327 N 10th
Bilhartz Charles, bookkeeper, h 814 Belgrade
Bilhartz Marcius B., clerk, h 814 Belgrade
Bilhartz William, blacksmith, h 1310 Salmon
Bilharz Adolph, baker, 337 New Market
Bilharz Anna, grocer, 404 Poplar
Bilharz Mary M., wid Francis, h 3875 Nice
Billhardt Magdalena, wid Francis, h 27 Baker, N Town


[1886 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 186; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhardt Magdalena, wid Francis, h 27 Baker, N Town
Bilhardt Henry, laborer, h Cedar n Lehigh av
Bilhartz Albert J., salesman, h 2327 N 10th
Bilhartz Charles, bookkpr, h 2347 E Norris
Bilharz Adolph, baker, 2212 Belgrade
Bilharz Anna, 404 Poplar
Bilharz Francis M., h Pratt n James, Fkd
Bilharz Joseph L., engineer, h Pratt n James


[1887 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 184; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhardt Anton, cooper, h 27 Baker, N Town
" Mary M., wid Frank, h 27 Baker, N Town
Bilhart Harry, laborer, h 2739 E Lehigh av
Bilhartz Albert, carrier, P.O., h 2327 N 10th
" Charles, bookkeeper, h 2347 E Norris
" Marcus B., clerk, h 814 Belgrade
" Maurice, salesman, h 2347 E Norris
Bilharz Adolph, baker, 2212 Belgrade
" Francis M., h 335 Pratt, W Hall
" Joseph L., machinist, h 335 Pratt, W Hall


[1888 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 189; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhardt Magdalene, wid Frank, h 25 Baker, N Town
Bilhart Henry, laborer, h 2739 E Lehigh av
Bilhartz Albert J., carrier P O, h 2327 N 10th
" Charles, bookkpr, h 2347 Norris
" Francis M., h Pratt n Trenton av, W Hall
" Joseph L., mchnist, h Pratt n Trenton av
Bilharz Adolph, baker, 2212 Belgrade
" Anna, wid Adolph, h 2938 Girard av


[1889 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 192; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhaitz [sic] Albert J., carrier PO, h 2327 N 10th
" Albert J, Jr., machinist, h 2327 N 10th
Bilhaiz [sic] Anna, wid Adolph, h 2938 Girard av
Bilhardt Anthony, cooper, h 2074 Rush
" Francis M., h 335 Pratt, W Hall
" Joseph H., machinist, h 335 Pratt, W Hall
Bilhart Henry, laborer, h 2739 E Lehigh av
" Lena, wid Frank, h 1444 Baker
Bilhartz Charles, bookkeeper, h 2347 E Norris
" Marcius, bookkeeper, h 2347 E Norris
Bilharz Adolph, baker, 2212 Belgrade


[1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, pages 196-197; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhart Henry, conductor, h 2739 E Lehigh av
Bilhartz Albert J., carrier P.O., h 2324 N 10th
" Albert J., Jr., machinist, h 2324 N 10th
" Charles, clerk, h 2347 E Norris
" Francis M., h 335 Pratt, W Hall
" Joseph F., driver, h 335 Pratt, W Hall
" Maurie, clerk, h 2347 E Norris
Bilharz Adolf, baker, 2212 Belgrade
Billharz Anna, wid Adolph, h 2938 Girard

[1891 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, pages 169-170; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhartz Albert J., carrier PO, h 2324 N 10th
" Albert J., Jr., machinist, h 2324 N 10th
" Charles, clerk, h 2347 E Norris
" Frank S., bottler, h 2324 N 10th
" Maurie B., salesman, h 2347 E Norris
Bilharz Adolph, baker, 2212 Belgrade
" Anna, wid Adolph, h 2938 Girard av
Billhard Lena M., wid Francis, h 1423 Baker, N Town
Billhearts Thomas, glassblower, h 2708 Richmond
" William, mariner, h 2708 Richmond


[1892 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 173; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhart Henry, machinist, h 1819 Clementine
Billharts Thomas, metalwkr, h 2708 Richmond
" William, driller, h 2708 Richmond
Bilhartz Albert J., carrier PO, h 2324 N 10th
" Albert J., Jr., machinist, h 2324 N 10th
" Charles, bookkpr, h 2347 E Norris
" Frank, bottler, h 2324 N 10th
" Maurice B., salesman, h 2347 E Norris
Bilharz Adolph, baker, 2212 Belgrade
" Anna, wid Adolph, h 2938 Girard av
" Francis M., h 2225 Pratt, W Hall
" Joseph, driver, h 2225 Pratt, W Hall


[1893 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhartz Albert J., carrier PO, h 2324 N 10th
" Anna, wid Adolph, h 2938 Girard av
" Charles, bookkeeper, h 2347 E Norris
" Francis M., h 2225 Pratt, Fkd
" Frank S., bottler, h 2324 N 10th
" Henry, machinist, h 1819 Clementine
" Joseph, messenger, h 2225 Pratt, Fkd
" Joseph, Jr., toolmkr, h 2225 Pratt, Fkd
" Marcius B., salesman, h 3256 Chancellor pl
Billharz Adolph, baker, 2212 Belgrade


[1894 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 178; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhardt Henry, machinist, h 1819 Clementine
Bilhart Lena, wid Frank, h 1423 Baker, NTown
Bilhartz Albert J., carrier, h 2324 N 10th
" Caroline, wid Frank, h 2336 Colorado
" Charles, clerk, h 2347 E Norris
" Charles C., bottler, h 2324 N 10th
" Francis M., h 2225 Pratt, Fkd
" Francis S., bottler, h 2324 N 10th
" Joseph F., messenger, h 2225 Pratt, Fkd
" Marcius B., salesman, h 613 Belgrade
Bilharz Anna, wid Adolph, h 2938 Girard av
" Ida, baker, 2112 Belgrade


[1895 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 169; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhartz Albert J., carrier, h 2324 N 10th
" Chas, bookkpr, h 2347 E Norris
" Chas C., bottler, h 2324 N 10th
" Francis M., h 2225 Pratt, Fkd
" Frank S., bottler, h 2324 N 10th
" Henry, machinist, h 1819 Clementine
" Jos, laborer, h 2225 Pratt, Fkd
" Jos Jr., toolmkr, h 2225 Pratt, Fkd
" Marcius B., salesman, h 613 Belgrade
Bilharz Ida, baker, 2212 Belgrade


[1896 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 174; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhardt Anthony, cooper, h 3021 N 4th
" Lena M., wid Frank, h 3021 N 4th
Bilhartz Albert J., carrier, h 2324 N 10th
" Chas C., bottler, h 2324 N 10th
" Francis Jr., laborer, h 2225 Pratt
" Francis, 3d, toolmkr, h 2225 Pratt, Fkd
" Francis M., h 2225 Pratt, Fkd
" Frank S., driver, h 2324 N 10th
" Henry, machinist, h 1819 Clementine
" Marcius B., salesman, h 613 Belgrade
Bilharz Albert J., machinist, h 2129 Percy
" Anna, wid Adolph, h 2938 Girard av
" Caroline F., wid Frank, h 3155 N 123th
" Harry, milk, 3155 N 13th
" Ida, baker, 2212 Belgrade


[1897 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 178; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhartz Albert J., carrier, h 2324 N 10th
" Chas C., bottler, h 2324 N 10th
" Francis M., h 2225 Pratt, Fkd
" Frank S., bottler, h 2324 N 10th
" Henry, machinist, h 1819 E Clementine
" Jos, messenger, h 2225 Pratt, Fkd
" Jos, Jr., helper, h 2225 Pratt, Fkd
" Maricus [sic] B., salesman, h 3249 Park av
" Thos, laborer, h 2708 Richmond
Bilharz Albert J., machinist, h 2129 Percy
" Anna, wid Adolph, h 2938 Girard av
" Ida, baker, h 2212 Belgrade


[1898 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 195; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhardt Anthony J., cooper, h 2415 Almond
Bilhartz Albert, carrier, h 2324 N 10th
" Chas C., clerk, h 2324 N 10th
" Henry, machinist, h 3132 G
" Jos, messenger, h 2225 Pratt, Fkd
" Jos, Jr., toolmkr, h 2225 Pratt, Fkd
" Marcius B., salesman, h 3249 Park av
Bilharz Albert, toolmkr, h 2129 N Percy
" Anna, wid Adolph, h 2938 Girard av
" Caroline wid Frank, h 3155 N 13th
" Harry F., milk, 3155 N 13th
" Ida, baker, 2212 Belgrade, h 2526 E Fletcher


[1899 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, pages 202-3; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhartz Albert J., carrier, h 2537 N 12th
" Albert J., laborer, h 2225 Pratt, Fkd
" Chas C., salesman, h 2537 N 12th
" Geo, feltmkr, h 2225 Pratt, Fkd
" Harry, ironwkr, h 3132 G
" Jos F., messenger, h 2225 Pratt, Fkd
Bilhartz Jos F., Jr., toolmkr, h 2225 Pratt, Fkd
" Marcius B., salesman, h 3249 N Park av
Bilharz Albert, machinist, h 2129 N Percy
" Anna, wid Adolph, h 2938 Girard av
" Harry F., milk, 3155 N 13th
" Ida, baker, 2212 Belgrade


[1900 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 202; transcribed 25 March 2011, from Footnote]
Bilhartz Albert J., carrier, h 2537 N 12th
" Chas C., bottler, h 2537 N 12th
" Jos, driver, h 2225 Pratt, Fkd
" Mary M., wid Frank, h 3037 N 7th
" Wm, machinist, h 3132 G
Bilharz Albert J., machinist, h 2154 N Percy
" Anna, wid Adolph, h 2938 Girard av
" Ida, baker, 2212 Belgrade
Billhartz Frank, engineer, h 1108 Buttonwood
Billhaus Caroline, widow, h 3155 N 13th
" Harry F., mlik, 3155 N 13th

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Northern Liberties, ward 6, microfilm series M432, film 811, page 422 verso = 60 handwritten = 842 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) his father's occupation matches his occupation at enlistment]
line12131415161718
Dwellings visited411      
Families visited523      
NameFrancis BillhartCatherine DoFrances DoAmelia DoAlbert DoMary DoJoseph Do
Age42321412854
SexMFFFMFM
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsGun Smith      
Real estate owned       
BirthplaceDo [sc. Germany]MdPennDoDoDoDo
Married within year       
Attended school within year  1111 
Over 20 & can't read/write 1     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 23, division 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 481, microfilm series T9, film 1182, page 276 = 1 B handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on identification above]
line4344454647
street namePratt Street
house number     
dwelling visit #22    
family visit #22    
nameBilhartz Joseph- Mary A- Joseph- Albert- Francis
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMM
age37 [?]356373
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeSon"Father
single  11 
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationEngineerKeeping houseAt home" "Laborer
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year     
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennaIrelandPennaPenna [?]Prussia
father's birthplacePrussiaIrelandPennaPennaPrussia
mother's birthplaceMdIrelandIrelandIrelandPrussia

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 23, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 537, microfilm series T623, film 1465, page 101 = 9 B handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on identification above]
line676869
streetPratt Street
house number2225  
dwelling number175  
family number179  
nameBillhartz Joseph F- Albert J- George A
relationshipHeadSonSon
colorWWW
sexMMM
birth dateDec 1846Dec 1876May 1881
age532319
married?WdSS
# years married   
mother of how many children?   
# of children living   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceBaltimorePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationGovernmentGovernmentAt school
# months not employed00 
# months in school  10
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 23, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 482, microfilm series T624, film 1397, page 238 = 2 A handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on identification above]
line2930
streetPratt Street
house nr2225 
dwelling nr30 
family nr30 
nameBillhartz Joseph- George
relationshipHeadSon
sexMM
colorWW
age6023
marital statusM1S
#years present marriage37 [?] 
[the first digit is clearly '3', but the second digit is hard to read]
mother of # children  
mother of # living children  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGermany GerPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceGermany GerIreland Eng
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationMessengerRope Maker
nature of industry etc.US ArsenalRope Work
employer etc.WW
out of work 15 Apr 1910NoNo
# weeks out of work 19090 [?]0
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedO 
owned free or mortagagedF 
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vet  
[I think Joseph's line is unmarked, but there may be something written under the occupation classification number]
blind  
deaf & dumb  

1900 census (spouse)

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown Borough, ward 6, State Hospital for the Insane, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 241, microfilm series T623, film 1444, page 159 = 6 A handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
line48
street 
house number 
dwelling number 
family number 
nameBilhartz Mary Ann
relationshipPatient
colorW
sexF
birth date[no month listed] 1847
age53
married?M
# years married27
mother of how many children?3
# of children living3
birthplaceIreland
father's birthplaceIreland
mother's birthplaceIreland
immigration year 
# years in USA 
naturalized citizen? 
occupation 
# months not employed 
# months in school 
can readyes
can writeyes
speaks Englishyes
owned/rented 
free or mortgaged 
farm/house 
# of farm schedule 

1910 census (spouse)

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown Borough, ward 6, State Hospital for Insane, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 120, microfilm series T624, film 1379, page 185 = 20 A handwritten]
[note that Albert J Bilhartz (43), and Joseph F Bilhartz (36) (both born PA, with father born PA and mother born Ireland) are also inmates there [see 1910 US census, PA, Montgomery, Norristown Boro, ward 6, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 120, microfilm series T624, film 1379, page 171 = 6 A handwritten]]
[identification is uncertain]
line46
street 
house nr 
dwelling nr 
family nr 
nameBilhartz Mary A
relationshipInmate
sexF
colorW
age62
marital statusM
#years present marriage38
mother of # children4
mother of # living children3
birthplaceIreland
father's birthplaceIreland
mother's birthplaceIreland
immigrated 
naturalized/alien 
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationNone
nature of industry etc. 
employer etc. 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? 
# weeks out of work 1909 
can readyes
can writeyes
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rented 
owned free or mortagaged 
farm/house 
nr on farm schedule 
civil war vet 
blind 
deaf & dumb 

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown Borough, ward 6, State Hospital for the Insane, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 143, microfilm series T625, film 1604, page 200 = 19 A handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
[note that Albert J Bilhartz (42) is also a patient there (see 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown, ward 6, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 143, microfilm series T625, film 1604, page 186 = 5 B handwritten)]
[Albert J is still there in 1930 (see 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown, supervisor's district 22, enumeration district 22, page 162 = 22 B handwritten)]
line25
street 
house number 
dwelling visit number 
family visit number 
nameBilhartz Mary Ann
relationshipPatient
own/rent 
free/mortgaged (if owned) 
sexF
raceW
age at last birthday72
marital statusM
year of immigrationUn
naturalized/alienUn
year of naturalization 
attended school since Sept 1919 
can readyes
can writeno
birth placeIreland
native languageEnglish
father's birthplaceIreland
father's native languageEnglish
mother's birthplaceIreland
mother's native languageEnglish
can speak EnglishYes
occupationServant
industry, businessKitchen
employment status 
number of 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 15 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Billheart Joseph
Co. D., 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Army enlistment

[US Army, register of enlistments, 1798-1914]
[transcribed 28 November 2013, from Ancestry]

[page] 83

NO. [1844]
NAMES. Bilhartz Joseph F
ENLISTED. When " [sc. 1864 November]
Where. Frankford Post [?] Pa
By Whom. Capt Bates [??]
Period. " [sc. 3 Yrs.]
WHERE BORN. Phila Penna
AGE. 18
OCCUPATION. Laborer
DESCRIPTION. Eyes. " Hazel
Hair. Dk
Complex'n Florid
HEIGHT. " [sc. 5] Feet. 8 Inches.
REGIMENT. Ord
CO. [blank]
REMARKS.
Discharged November 14 67. expir of Service at Frankford Arsenal as Copl

Veterans administration pension payment cards

[Veterans administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933, National Archives and Records Administration, microfilm series M850, film 172]
[transcribed 27 Nov 2013, from FamilySearch, here, here, and here]


NAME: Bilhartz, Joseph F.
26-A
1828
Certificate No. 1.152.526
ARMY INVALID.
Law: ACT OF MAY 11, 1912.
[crossed out:] ACT OF FEB. 6, 1907
Service: Corp. Ord. Dept. U.S. Army
ISSUES.
CLASS.DATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
ORIGINAL12Dec21 /08Jan. 25/09
REISSUE13 50May 15 /12June 11 /12
INCREASE.15 50Dec 18/12 
 19Dec 18/16June 5/13
 22 50Dec 18 /21 
[curly braces connect the previous three lines to 'June 5 /13']
 30JUN 10 1918 
 32Dec 18 1918 
Transferred from: PHILADELPHIA
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: Aug 8, 1918
Bureau notified: NOV 13 1918
Remarks: Aug 8, 1918 Accrued order dated Jan 19 /22
payable to Gdn
Frankford Trust Co
of widow Mary A
MAR 8 1922
Former Roll No. [blank]
Home:

[second card]
NAME Bilhartz Mary A
Certificate No. 909038
ARMY WIDOW
Law: Act of May 1, 1920
Name of Soldier Joseph F.
Service Cpl Ord Dept U S A
ISSUES
CLASSRATEDATE OF COMMENCEMENTDATE OF CERTIFICATE
[the rate and date of commencement on the first line are x-ed out, and illegible]
Orig30Sep 17 1920Jan 19 1922
Died Nov. 11. 1927
Reported NOV 22 1927
Remarks: Frankford Trust Co Gdn Common Plea [sic] Ct Phila. Co Pa 2/27/22 Bond $850
Ev to G A O March 1922

[card 3]

NAME: Bilhartz Mary A
Certificate No. 909038
ARMY WIDOW
Law: ACT OF MAY 1, 1920 WIDOW
Name of Soldier: Joseph F. Bilhartz
Service: Corpl. Ordinance Dept U.S.A
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
Orig30Sep. 17. 20Jan-19-22

Fees None
GROUP 2
Transferred from: [blank]
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: [blank]
Bureau notified: [blank]
Remarks: Frankford Trust Co Gdn $850 00
Common P. Ct. Phila. Co. Pa 2/27/22
Certificate of Guardianship filed Mar 1922
Former Roll No. [blank]
Gdn-4344 Frankford Ave. Phila 3/10 Pa

pension index, by unit

[pension index, by unit]
[transcribed from Fold3, 27 November 2013]


DEAD
NAME OF SOLDIER
Bilhartz, Joseph F
 
SERVICELate rank Corp'l. Ord. Dept Reg't U.S.A.
TERM OF SERVICEEnlisted Nov. 14, 1864Discharged Nov 14, 1867
DATE OF FILINGCLASS APPLICATION NO LAW CERTIFICATE NO.
1908 Dec. 21 Invalid 1.379.698 Agl 1152.526
1920. Sept. 17Widow 1.163.363 Feb 20 909.038
  Minor      
         
ADDITIONAL SERVICES  
 
 
REMARKS  
Died Aug 8, 1918, at Phila Pa

pension index, by name

[pension index, by name]
[transcribed from Ancestry (image 811 of 4479), 27 November 2013]

NAME OF SOLDIERBilhartz, Joseph F.
 
NAME OF DEPENDENTWidowBilhartz Mary A by Geo J Bilhartz Gdn
Minor 
  
SERVICEOrd. Dept USA
 
 
DATE OF FILINGCLASS APPLICATION NO CERTIFICATE NO STATE FROM WHICH FILED
1908 Dec 21 Invalid 1379698 1152526 Pa.
1920 Sept 17 Widow 1163363 909038 Pa
  Minor      
         
ATTORNEY  
REMARKS  

death notice

[death notice, Joseph F Bilhartz, Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia PA), 9 August 1918, night extra closing stock prices, page 16]
[transcribed 25 March 2011, from Library of Congress Chronicling America at http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045211/1918-08-09/ed-1/seq-16/]

BILHARTZ.--Aug. 8, JOSEPH F., husband of Mary Ann Bilhartz (nee Moss), aged 71. Relatives and friends, St. John's and St. Bonifacius Society, employes Frankford Arsenal, invited to funeral, Mon., 8 a.m., 2225 Pratt st., Frankford. Solemn requiem high mass All Saints Church. Int. Most Holy Redeemer Cem.



['Will benefits orphans', Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia PA) 16 August 1918, final, page 9]
[transcribed 25 March 2011, from Library of Congress Chronicling America, at http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045211/1918-08-16/ed-1/seq-9/]

WILL BENEFITS ORPHANS
St. Vincent Asylum and Catholic Church Get Bequests

In disposing of an estate valued at $3450, the will of Joseph F. Bilhartz, 2225 Pratt street, leaves $100 each to St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum and All Saints' Roman Catholic Church, Bridesburg. The remainder goes to relatives.

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 8 August 1918, Joseph F Bilhartz, file number 83243]
[transcribed 12 June 2013]

CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
File No. 83243
Registered No. 20399
PLACE OF DEATH
County of PHILADELPHIA.
City of PHILADELPHIA.
Registration District No. 1.
Primary Registration District No. [blank]
(No. 2225 Pratt St., 23rd [??] Ward.)
2. FULL NAME Joseph F. Bilhartz

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX M
4. COLOR OR RACE White
Married
6. DATE OF BIRTH Don't Know
7. AGE 72 yrs.
8. OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession, or particular kind of work Chaufer [sic]
(b) General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which employed (or employer) [blank]
9. BIRTHPLACE Germany
10. NAME OF FATHER Francis M Bilhartz
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Germany
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Don't Know
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Germany
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
(Informant) Mary Ann Bilhartz [illegible]
(Address) 2225 Pratt St.
15. Filed AUG 9 1918 John A. ONeill [illegible initials] Local Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH August 8 1918
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Aug 7 1918 to Aug. 7 1918 and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 1.18 PM.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: Thermic Fever (Duration) [blank] yrs. [blank] mos. 1 1/2 ds.
Contributory (Secondary) Cerebral Apoplexy Duration 2 yrs. 6 mos. [blank] ds.
(Signed) E. Thomas M.D. Aug 8, 1918 (Address) 1521 Overington
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (For Transients and Recent Residents)
At place of death 10 yrs.
Former or usual residence 2225 Pratt St.
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Mt Holy Redeemer
Date of Burial Aug 12 1918
20. UNDERTAKER Wm. T. Ross
ADDRESS 1820 Orthodox

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