91st PA: John F Casner

John F Casner

Query

Is he the John Casner who was living with John Casner Sr (presumably his father) in 1850?

Before the war

He was born in October 1844 (18; 9 (18 in 1861), 8 [35 in 1880], 11, 16, 17 [21 probably in 1863], 18 [55 in 1900], 19 [65 in 1910], 23 [67 in 1912]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11, 16, 17, 8, 18, 19).

When he enlisted, he was a painter, and was living in Philadelphia (9, 11, 16, 17).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (9 [5'7-1/2"], 11 [5'5-1/2"], 16, 17 [5'6-1/2" probably in 1863]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 24 September 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1 [27 Sep], 9, 11, 12, 15 [25 Sep]). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Casner (11). He was mustered into service in company K, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (1, 9, 11, 27 (corp)).

He was appointed corporal on 8 October 1861 (10, 13 [25 Sep 61], 25 [25 Sep]).

He was promoted to sergeant on 13 December 1862 (1 [Oct 62], 9 [13 Dec 62]).

On 27 March 1863, he returned to the regiment from being absent sick (5).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (21).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 9, 13, 16 [26 Dec 64], 17 [26 Dec 64]). He was enlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant Carpenter (16, 17). He was mustered by Lieutenant Swan (16, 17).

On 17 February 1865, he was promoted to first sergeant, effective 1 January 1865 (1, 3, 9, 15).

On 17 February 1865, he went on a furlough, which ended on 4 March 1865 (6). He returned on 7 March 1865 (6).

He was discharged on 6 June 1865, by order 125, headquarters, 5th Army Corps, to accept a commission as first lieutenant (14, 26). He was promoted on 6 June 1865 to first lieutenant (1, 2, 9 [17 May], 13, 17, 26).

On 25 June 1865, he went on a leave which expired on 10 July 1865 (4 (citing SO 160 HQ Army of the Potomac), 26).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 2, 9, 12). He was first lieutenant, of company K (27).

After the war

Sometime between 1874 and 1877, he married Catherine R [unknown surname] (18 [25 years in 1900], 19 [33 years in 1910], 23). In 1900 and 1910, she had had nine children, four of whom were still alive (18, 19).

In 1880, he was living on Otter Street, in Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Kate R Casner, and two children (Alice and Harvey) (8). He was a druggist (8).

On 4 February 1888, he successfully applied from New Jersey for a pension (7, 25).

In 1890, he was living in Stockton Township, Camden County, New Jersey (12).

In 1900, he was living at 410 South Street, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey (18). He was living with his wife Catherine, and four children (Harvey, Alice, Frances, and Raymond) (18). He was a grocery salesman (18). (18).

In 1910, he was living in Collingswood Borough, New Jersey (19). He was living with his wife Catherine, and four of his children (19).

He died on 25 February 1912 (23, 25). The funeral was held on Wednesday, from 621 Eldridge Avenue, W Collingswood, New Jersey (his residence) (23).

On 13 March 1912, his widow, Kate R Casner, applied successfully from New Jersey for a widow's pension (7, 25).

In 1920, his widow, Catharine R Casner, was living at 621 Claridge Avenue, Collingswood Borough, New Jersey, with two of her children (20).

In 1930, his widow, Kathryn R Casner, was living at 621 Claridge, Collingswood Borough, Camden County, New Jersey, with two of her children (24).

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)

2 Official army register

3 special order 9, HQ 91st PA, 17 February 1865 (John F Casner)

4 undated officers' furlough list, in regimental letter, order, guard, and furlough book (John F Casner)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 27 March 1863 (JF Casner)

6 enlisted men's furloughs (John F Casner)

7 pension index, by name (John F Casner Jr)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol, third ward, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 130, microfilm series T9, film 1105, page 45 C = 23 handwritten (John F Casner)

9 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (John F Casner)

10 company K, list of non-commissioned officers (John F Casner)

11 company K, descriptive roll (John F Casner)

12 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Camden County, Stockton Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 189, page 1 (John F Casner)

13 company K, second list of commissioned officers (John F Casner)

14 company K, second register of men discharged (John F Casner)

15 company K, second list of non-commissioned officers (John F Casner)

16 company K, third descriptive roll (John F Casner)

17 company K, fourth descriptive roll (John F Casner)

18 1900 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, first precinct Camden City, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 36, microfilm series T623, film 957, page 95 B = 10 handwritten (John F Casner)

19 1910 US census, New Jersey, Collingswood Borough, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 88, microfilm series T624, film 874, page 294 A = 5 handwritten (John F Casner)

20 1920 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Collingswood Borough, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 101, microfilm series T624, film 1024, page 34 B = 4 handwritten (Catherine R Casner)

21 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (John F Casner)

22 [deleted]

23 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer, 27 February 1912, page 5 (John F Casner)

24 1930 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Collingswood Borough, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 4-95, microfilm series T626, film 1323, page 72 = 5 A handwritten (Kathryn R Casner)

25 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (John F Casner, Jr)

26 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Jno G Casner)

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

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol, third ward, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 130, microfilm series T9, film 1105, page 45 C = 23 handwritten]
line34353637
street nameOtter Street
house number    
dwelling visit #220   
family visit #232   
nameCasner John F- Kate R- Alice E- Harvey C
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
age352341
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeDaughterSon
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationDruggistKeeping houseAt home 
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year    
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Camden County, Stockton Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 189, page 1]
[line] 33
[house] 215
[family] 216
[name] Casner John F
[rank] 1st Lt
[company] K
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 24 Sep 1861
26 Dec 1863 [?]
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 3 years, 9 months, 20 days
[post office address] Camden P.O. Camden Co. N.J.
[disability incurred] Pension holder
[remarks] dis x

1900 census

[1900 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, first precinct Camden City, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 36, microfilm series T623, film 957, page 95 B = 10 handwritten]
line878889909192
streetSixth Street
house number410     
dwelling number201     
family number203     
nameCasner John F- Catherine R- Harvey- Alice E- Frances- Raymond
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughterDaughterSon
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMFFM
birth dateOct 1844Nov 1856June 1879Dec 1877Feb 1890Nov 1897
age55432022102
married?MMSSSS
# years married2525    
mother of how many children? 9    
# of children living 4    
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew JerseyNew Jersey
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year      
# years in USA      
naturalized citizen?      
occupationSalesman Grocery Tin Roofer At School 
# months not employed0 0   
# months in school    10 
can readyesyesyesyesyes 
can writeyesyesyesyesyes 
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes 
owned/rentedR     
free or mortgaged      
farm/houseH     
# of farm schedule      

1910 census

[1910 US census, New Jersey, Collingswood Borough, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 88, microfilm series T624, film 874, page 294 A = 5 handwritten]
line1234567
street[illegible]
house nr621      
dwelling nr87      
family nr91      
nameCasner John F- Catherine R- Harvey E- Rosalie L- Alice E- Francis A- Raymond J
relationshipHeadWifeSondaughter in law [?]daughterdaughterson
sexMFMFFFM
colorWWWWWWW
age65533029322012
marital statusM1M1M1M1SSS
#years present marriage3333 2   
mother of # children 9 0   
mother of # living children 4 0   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyNew Jersey
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew JerseyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew JerseyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated       
naturalized/alien       
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupation[illegible]NoneLaundry [?] [illegible]NoneNone[illegible]None
nature of industry etc.[illegible] Laundry  [illegible] 
employer etc.W OA  [illegible] 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No    No 
# weeks out of work 19090    0 
can readyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09     noyes
owned/rentedO      
owned free or mortagagedM      
farm/houseH      
nr on farm schedule       
civil war vetUA      
blind       
deaf & dumb       

1920 census

[1920 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Collingswood Borough, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 101, microfilm series T624, film 1024, page 34 B = 4 handwritten]
line707172
streetClaridge Ave
house nr621  
dwelling nr81  
family visit nr89  
nameCasner Catharine R- Alice E- Raymond J
relationshipHeadDaughterSon
own/rentO  
free/mortgaged (if owned)M  
sexFFM
raceWWW
age lastbirthday634322
marital statusWDSS
year of immigration   
naturalized/alien   
year of naturalization   
attended school since Sept 1919   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaNew JerseyNew Jersey
native language---
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language---
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language---
can speak Englishyesyesyes
occupationNoneNoneElectrician
industry, business  Ship Yard
employment status  W
number of farm schedule   

1930 census

[1930 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Collingswood Borough, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 4-95, microfilm series T626, film 1323, page 72 = 5 A handwritten]
line353637
streetClaridge [?]
house number621  
dwelling visit #11  
family visit #11  
nameCasner Raymond J- Kathryn R- Alice G
relationHeadMotherSister
owned/rentedO  
value or rent3000  
radioR  
farmNo  
sexMFF
colorWWW
age327352
married?SWDS
age 1st marriage 20 
school/college since 9/29NoNoNo
can read & writeYesYesYes
birthplaceNew JerseyPennsylvaniaNew Jersey
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language   
immigration year   
naturalization   
can speak EnglishYesYesYes
occupationSalesman [?]NoneSaleslady
industryLaundry Shoe store
worker classW W
at work yesterdayYes Yes
unemployment schedule #   
veteran?No  
war   
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]


Casner, John F.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corp. | 1 Lieut.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 27 February 1912, page 5]

CASNER.--25th inst, JOHN F., husband of Catharine R. Casner, aged 67. Relatives and friends, also Company K, 91st Regt. Penna Volunteers, and all other societies of which he was a member, invited to funeral, Wed, 2 PM, residence, 621 Eldridge ave, W. Collingswood, N.J. Remains may be viewed Tues. evening.


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