91st PA: Washington Michael Brenizer

Washington Michael Brenizer

Before the war

He was born on 4 August 1835 (8, 11; 2 (31 in 1865), 5 [23 in 1860], 6 [34 in 1870], 7 [45 in 1880], 8 [64 in 1900], 10 [15 in 1850]). He was born either in Adams County or in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (2 [has both], 5, 6, 7, 8, 11 [PA]). He was born to Michael Brenizer and Mary Margaret Wise (8, 11).

In 1850, he was living in South Middleton Township, Cumberland County (10). He was living with his mother Mary Brenizer (and presumed siblings Joanna and Lafayette) (10). He was attending school and not working (10).

In 1854/55, he married Sarah M [unknown family name] (8, 11). In 1900 and in 1910, she had had ten children, eight of whom were alive (8, 9). They include (11, 12):

In 1860, he was living in Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with his wife Sarah and with their children Edgar and Samuel (5). He was a millwright, and owned $400 in real estate and $50 in personal property (5).

When he enlisted, he was a millwright (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and brown hair (2).

During the war

His brother Lafayette Brenizer served in the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry, and was injured twice--once seriously in the neck on 18 June 1864, and a second time in the head by a sabre cut on 5 April 1865 (13).

He also served in company L of the 165th Pennsylvania Infantry (3, 4, 14 [co.C]). He was mustered into service on 16 October 1862 (3). He was mustered out on 28 July 1863 (3).

He was drafted from Liberty Township, Cumberland County (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 February 1865 (1, 2, 4). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster (2). His service was credited to the 16th Congressional District (2). He was a private in company G (1, 15).

He received clothing worth $37.87 (2).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 3). He was a private, in company G (15).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Sarah, and their children Samuel, Robert, John, Ellen, Sarah, and Heber (6). He was a millwright, and owned $1,000 in real estate and $300 in personal property (6).

In 1880, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Sarah and his children Ella, Annie, Heber, and Emma (7). He was a farmer (7).

On 15 April 1889, he applied successfully for a pension (14).

In 1890, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (3). He had rheumatism, which he had contracted while in the army (3).

In 1900, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Sarah, his daughter Belle, and a boarder, Edgar P Brenizer (8). He was a farmer (8).

He died on 16 October 1904, in Adams County, Pennsylvania (11, 12). He was buried in Heidlersburg Cemetery, Adams County, Pennsylvania (11).

On 24 October 1904, his widow, Sarah M Brenizer, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 14).

In 1910, his widow, Sarah M Brenizer, was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (9). She was living with her daughter Belle and Belle's family (9).

His widow, Sarah Brenizer, died on 9 February 1926 (11, 12). She was buried in Heidlersburg Cemetery, Adams County, Pennsylvania.

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) (Wash'n M Brenizer)

2 company G, second descriptive list, [#96] (Washington M Brenizer)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 23, page 1 (Washington M Brenizer)

4 pension index, by name (Washington M Brenizer)

5 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Reading Township (post office Hampton), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 579 = 31 handwritten (W Brenizer)

6 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township (post office York Springs), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 379 = 17 handwritten (Washington Brenizer)

7 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 45, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 72 C = 11 handwritten (Wash'n Brenizer)

8 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 349 A = 10 handwritten (Washington Brenizer)

9 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 15 [?], enumeration district 32, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 84 B = 5 handwritten (Sarah M Brenizer)

10 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, South Middleton Township, microfilm series M432, film 772, page 139 (Washington Brenizer)

11 "RW20061126", [see entry 12 for more detailed and up-to-date information] a gedcom on Rootsweb (viewed 8 June 2007, last updated 26 November 2006, contact Robert Wolfe) (Washington Michael Brenizer)

12 'Robert and Janet Wolfe Genealogy Gateway' (viewed April 2008)

13 e-mail, Bob Wolfe to Harry A Ide, 8 April 2008, with copies of articles from the Adams Sentinel on 25 April 1865 ('The 21st Cavalry') and 5 July 1864 (Sergeant L B Brenizer)

14 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Washington M Breinzer)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1920 US census
Ancestry and HeritageQuest indices (accessed June 2007)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed June 2007)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, South Middleton Township, microfilm series M432, film 772, page 139]
line33343536
Dwellings visited101   
Families visited107   
NameMary BrenizerJoanna "Washington "Lafayette "
Age44161515
SexFFMM
Color    
Occupation of males over 15 years  nonenone
Real estate owned400   
BirthplacePa"""
Married within year    
Attended school within year  11
Over 20 & can't read/write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Reading Township (post office Hampton), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 579 = 31 handwritten]
line78910
Dwelling number204   
Family number218   
NameW BrenizerSarah "Edgar "Samuel "
Age232042
SexMFMM
Color    
OccupationMillwright   
Value of real estate owned400   
Value of personal estate50   
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]"""
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township (post office York Springs), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 379 = 17 handwritten]
line2021222324252627
Dwelling-house number120       
Family number127       
NameBrenizer WashingtonSarahSamuelRobertJohnEllenSarahHeber
Age34311296311/12
SexMFMMMFFM
ColorWWWWWWWW
OccupationMillwrightKeeping HouseFarm LaborAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt Home
Real estate value1000       
Personal estate value300       
BirthplacePennsylaniaPennsylaniaPennsylaniaPennsylaniaPennsylaniaPennsylaniaPennsylaniaPennsylania
Father foreign born        
Mother foreign born        
Birth month if born within year       May
Marriage month if married within year        
Attended school past year  111   
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 ...        

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 45, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 72 C = 11 handwritten]
line121314151617
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #102     
family visit #102     
nameBrenizer Wash'n [?]- Sarah- Ella- Annie- Heber- Emma
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFFMF
age4541131194
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterSonDaughter
single  1   
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationFarmerKeeping HouseAt Home   
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  111 
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 23, page 1]
[line] 11
[house] 63
[family] 64
[name] Brenizer, Washington M.
[rank] Corp
[company] C
[unit] 165 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 16 Oct 1862
[discharge date] 28 July 1863
[length of service] x years, 9 months, 12 days
[post office address] Heidlersburg, Penna.
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] now afflicted with Rheumatism

[line] 12
[house] 63
[family] 64
[name] Brenizer, Washington M.
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 91 Penn Inf.
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] x years, 4 months, 12 days
[post office address] Do Do.
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] incurred in Service

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 349 A = 10 handwritten]
line29303132
street    
house number    
dwelling number214   
family number218   
nameBrenizer Washington- Sarah MSlaybaugh BelleBrenizer Edgar P
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterBoarder
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
birth dateAug 1835May 1839May 1877Mar 1856
age64612344
married?MMMM
# years married454500
mother of how many children? 100 
# of children living 80 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationFarmer  Carpenter
# months not employed0  3
# months in school    
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO   
free or mortgagedF   
farm/houseF   
# of farm schedule141   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 15 [?], enumeration district 32, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 84 B = 5 handwritten]
line5758596061
streetHuntingtown Road
house nr     
dwelling nr113    
family nr113    
nameSlaybaugh Marvin F- Belle- Marie- MarthaBrenizer Sarah M
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughterM in Law
sexMFFFF
colorWWWWW
age32329470
marital statusM1M1SSWd
#years present marriage1010   
mother of # children 2  10
mother of # living children 2  8
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish  English
occupationFarmernonenonenonenone
nature of industry etc.General farm    
employer etc.OA    
out of work 15 Apr 1910?     
# weeks out of work 1909     
can readyesyes  yes
can writeyesyes  yes
school since 1 Sep 09  yes  
owned/rentedO    
owned free or mortagagedF    
farm/houseF    
nr on farm schedule75    
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 11 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Brenizer, Washington M.
     Washington
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
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