91st PA: Lewis Camplain

Lewis Camplain

Before the war

He was born in 1825/26 (3 (39 in 1865), 6 [44 in 1870], 7 [54 (?) in 1880], 10 [26 in 1850]). He was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania (3, 6, 7, 10).

In 1850, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with William Camplain (presumably his father), and with Maryanda, Harriet, Ann, Jacob, and Lucinda Camplain (presumably siblings), along with John Hoffner (10). He was a tanner (10).

When he enlisted, he was a tanner (3, 12).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (3).

During the war

He was drafted from Tyrone Township, Adams County (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 February 1865 (1, 3, 4, 9). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster (3). His service was credited to the Sixteenth Congressional District (3). He was a private in company G (1, 12).

He received clothing worth $29.55 (3).

He deserted on 10 June 1865 from camp near Washington DC (1, 2, 9). He was a private, in company G (12).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with Sarah Camplain (presumably his wife), and Mary, John, Joseph, Louisa, and Aderma Camplain (presumably their children, along with his father William, his sister Ann, and Jacob Weaver (6). He was a farmer, and owned $2,500 in real estate and $1000 in personal property (6).

In 1880, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his children Mary, John, George, William, and Harry, and his sister Annie and father William (7). He was a farmer (7). He was widowed (7).

In 1890, he was living in Tyrone, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office: Menallen) (4).

On 3 April 1891, he applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (5, 9).

In 1900, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (8). He was a day laborer, and had been out of work 6 months in the previous year (8).

On 9 December 1903, he died (11). He was buried in Upper Bermudian Church Cemetery, Gardners, Adams County, Pennsylvania (11).

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) (Lewis Camplain)

2 company G, register of deserters (Lewis Camplain)

3 company G, second descriptive list, [#95] (Lewis Camplain)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 23, page 2 (Lewis Camplain)

5 pension index, by name (Lewis Camplain)

6 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 383 = 25 handwritten (Lewis Camplain)

7 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 45, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 69 B = 6 handwritten (Lewis Camplain)

8 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 340 A = 1 handwritten (Lewis [?] Camplain)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Lewis Camplain)

10 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 65 recto = 129 handwritten (Lewis Camplain)

11 Find a grave memorial 16676551 (accessed 5 September 2010) (Lewis Camplain)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Lewis Camplain)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1860 US census
LDS and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 5 September 2010)
In 1860, his father William is living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (see page 632 = 2 handwritten); Louis is not living with him
1910 US census
HeritageQuest and FamilySearch indices (accessed 2 April 2011)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest and FamilySearch indices (accessed 2 April 2011)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 2 April 2011)
Rootsweb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007
Find a grave
searched for his wife (accessed 5 September 2010)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 65 recto = 129 handwritten]
line3031323334 353637
Dwellings visited865       
Families visited948       
NameWilliam CamplainLewisMaryandaHarrietAnnJacobLucindaJohn Hoffner
Age622624222018165
SexMMFFFMFM
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 yearsTannerdo      
Real estate owned900       
BirthplaceMdPa""""""
Married within year        
Attended school within year        
Over 20 & can't read/write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 383 = 25 handwritten]
line13141516171819202122
Dwelling-house number175         
Family number187         
NameCamplain LewisSarahMaryJohnJosephLouizaAdermaWeaver JacobCamplain WilliamCamplain Ann
Age4430865311/12 168640
SexMFFMMFMMMF
ColorWWWWWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping HouseAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeApp to FarmingRetired FarmerSeamstress
Real estate value2500         
Personal estate value1000         
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMarylandPennsylvania
Father foreign born          
Mother foreign born          
Birth month if born within year      June   
Marriage month if married within year          
Attended school past year  11      
Can't read          
Can't write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1       1 
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 69 B = 6 handwritten]
line2425262728293031
street name        
house number        
dwelling visit #58       
family visit #58       
nameCamplain Lewis- Mary E- John- George- William- Harry- Annie- William
colorWWWWWWWW
sexMFMMMMFM
age54 [?]18169535092
month born if born in year        
relationship DaughterSonSonSonSonSisterFather
single 11   1 
married        
widowed/divorced1      1
married during year        
occupationFarmerKeeping HouseLaborer   Mantemmaker [?]Gentleman
months unemployed        
currently ill?        
blind        
deaf/dumb        
idiotic        
insane        
disabled        
school this year  11    
can't read        
can't write        
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaMaryland
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 23, page 2]
[line] 21
[house] 102
[family] 104
[name] Camplain, Lewis
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 91 Penna Inf
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] = = =
[length of service] = = =
[post office address] Menallen, Penna.
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] Possesses no discharge

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 340 A = 1 handwritten]
[Lines 49 and 50 are very dark and very hard to read]
line4950
street  
house number  
dwelling number12 
family number12 
nameCamplain Lewis [?]- [illegible]
relationship[illegible]
color[illegible]
sex[illegible]
birth date[illegible]
age[illegible]
married?[illegible]
# years married[illegible]
mother of how many children?[illegible]
# of children living[illegible]
birthplace[illegible]
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year  
# years in USA  
naturalized citizen?  
occupationDay Laborer 
# months not employed6 
# months in school  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
speaks Englishyesyes
owned/rentedR 
free or mortgaged  
farm/houseH 
# 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 19 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Camplain, Lewis
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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