91st PA: William G Casner

William G Casner

Before the war

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 6, 8). He was born in 1838/39 (4 (22 in 1861), 6 [35 at death in 1874], 8 [31 in 1870]).

When he enlisted, he was a cle[rk] (4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (4).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 8 October 1861 (1, 2, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Casner (4). He was mustered in as first sergeant in company K by Lieutenant Pierce (4, 14).

He was discharged at Washington DC, on 12 September 1862 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 3). He was first sergeant of company K (1, 14).

After the war

In 1900 and 1910, Ellen Casner had had 2 children, one of whom was alive (10, 11).

Probably in fall 1869, William Casner was living at 30 Washington Avenue (13). He was a paperhanger (13).

In 1870, he was living in ward 2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with Ellen (presumably his wife), and with William and Ellie (presumably their children) (8). He was a paper hanger (8).

Probably in fall 1870, William Casner was living at 30 Washington Avenue (13). He was a paperhanger (13).

Probably in fall 1871, William Casner was living at 1404 Ellsworth Street (13). He was a clerk, at the Navy Yard (13).

On 27 September 1871, he applied successfully for a pension (5, 7).

Probably in fall 1872, William Casner was living at 1404 Ellsworth Street (13). He was a clerk, at the Navy Yard (13). John F Casner was also living there (13).

Probably in fall 1873, William Casner was living at 1404 Ellsworth Street (13). He was a shoemaker, at 505 Market (13). John F Casner was also living there (13).

He died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 15 October 1874, of phthisis pulmonalis (6). He was then a merchant (6). He was married (6). He died at, or was buried from, 1404 Ellsworth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6). On 18 October 1874, he was buried at Mt Moriah Cemetery (6).

Probably from fall 1874 to fall 1877, John Casner was living at 1404 Ellsworth Street (13). Ellen is not listed in the city directory (13).

Probably in fall 1878, Ellen Casner was living at 1404 Ellsworth (13). John F Casner was also living there (13).

Probably in fall 1879, Ellen Casner was living at 509 Washington Avenue (13). Her son William was also living there (13). He was a salesman at 606 Chestnut Street (13).

In 1880, his widow, Ellen Casner, was living at 509 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). She was living with her children William and Alice, and her niece Mary Gill (9).

On 21 March 1884, his widow, Ellen Casner, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (5, 7).

In 1900, his widow, Ella Casner, was living at 1404 South Eighth Street, ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). She had three boarders living with her (10).

In 1910, his widow, Ellen Casner, was living at 1401 Moore Street, ward 26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). She was a lodger (11).

In 1920, his widow, Ellen Casner, was living at 1728 Green [?] Street, ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). She was a lodger (12).

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) (Wm G Casner)

2 company K, list of non-commissioned officers (Wm G [?] Casner)

3 company K, register of men discharged, #8 (William G [?] Casner)

4 company K, descriptive roll (William G Casner)

5 pension index, by name (William G Casner)

6 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 October 1874 (William G Casner)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (William G Casner)

8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, district 6, post office 510 Washington Ave, microfilm series M593, film 1388, page 163 = 13 handwritten (Wm Casner)

9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 41, microfilm series T9, film 1167, page 158 B = 26 handwritten (Ellen Casner)

10 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 9, microfilm series T623, film 1451, page 107 A = 6 handwritten (Ella Casner)

11 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 589, microfilm series T624, film 1401, page 76 B = 1 handwritten (Ellen Casner)

12 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 291, microfilm series T625, film 1621, page 58 B = 2 handwritten (Ellen Casner)

13 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1870-1880

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William G Casner)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, district 6, post office 510 Washington Ave, microfilm series M593, film 1388, page 163 = 13 handwritten]
line28293031
Dwelling-house number[98]   
Family number107   
NameCasner Wm- Ellen- Wm- Ellie
Age312896
SexMFMF
ColorWWWW
OccupationPaper Hangerkeep houseat Schoolat School
Real estate value    
Personal estate value    
BirthplacePennIrelandPennPenn
Father foreign born11  
Mother foreign born 111
Birth month if born within year    
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   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2nd enumeration, ward 2, district 6, microfilm series *, film *, page 522 verso = 10 handwritten]
line25262728
Dwelling-house number524   
Family number    
NameCasner Wm" Wm Jr" Alice" Ellen
Age3110728
SexMMFF
[the remaining columns are all blank]

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 41, microfilm series T9, film 1167, page 158 B = 26 handwritten]
line19202122
street nameWashington Avenue (North Side)
house number509   
dwelling visit #243   
family visit #270   
nameCasner Ellen- William- AliceGill Mary
colorWWWW
sexFMFF
age38191616
month born if born in year    
relationshipMotherSondaughterniece
single 111
married    
widowed/divorced1   
married during year    
occupationKeeping houseClerk in storeAt SchoolAt School
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year  11
can't read    
can't write    
birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceIrelandPennPennPenn
mother's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIrelandPenn

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 9, microfilm series T623, film 1451, page 107 A = 6 handwritten]
line5678
streetSouth Eight Street
house number1404   
dwelling107   
family number118   
nameCasner EllaPyne Benjamen [sic]Glason [?] Benjamen [sic]Rowe Ira
relationshipHeadBoarderBoarderBoarder
colorWWWW
sexFMMM
birth dateFeb 1842Mar 1827Dec 1850June 1871
age58734928
married?WdWdSS
# years married    
mother of how many children?2   
# of children living1   
birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaCanadaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaIrelandPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaCanadaPennsylvania
immigration year  1872 
# years in USA  28 
naturalized citizen?  Pa [?] 
occupation Wood turnerSoap makerTeamster
# months not employed 1000
# months in school    
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO   
free or mortgagedM   
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 589, microfilm series T624, film 1401, page 76 B = 1 handwritten]
line61
streetMoore Street
house nr[1401]
dwelling nr[7]
family nr9
nameCasner, Ellen
relationshipLodger
sexF
colorW
age68
marital statusWd
#years present marriage 
mother of # children2
mother of # living children1
birthplaceIreland - English
father's birthplaceIreland - English
mother's birthplaceIreland - English
immigrated1842
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[H]
nr on farm schedule 
civil war vet 
blind 
deaf & dumb 

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 291, microfilm series T625, film 1621, page 58 B = 2 handwritten]
[Sallie [?] M Whitaker is the head of household]
line57
streetGreen [??] Street
house number[1728]
dwelling visit number[15]
family visit number[32]
nameCasner Ellen
relationshipLodger
own/rent 
free/mortgaged (if owned) 
sexF
raceW
age at last birthday77
marital statusWd
year of immigration1857 [??]
naturalized/alienNa
year of naturalization 
attended school since Sept 1919 
can readYes
can writeYes
birth placeIreland
native languageIrish
father's birthplaceIreland
father's native languageIrish
mother's birthplaceIreland
mother's native languageIrish
can speak EnglishYes [?]
occupationNone
industry, business 
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 17 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Casner, William G.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sergt. | Sergt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Gopsill's Philadelphia city directory

[from Footnote]


[1870 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory p. 336]
Casner William, paperhanger, h 30 Wash'n av

[1871 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory p.331]
Casner William, paperhanger, h 30 Wash'n av

[1872 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory p.311]
Casner William G., clerk, navy yard, h 1404 Ellsworth
[the directory did not have a William paperhanger or on Washington avenue]

[1873 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory p.308]
Casner John F., painter, h 1404 Ellsworth
Casner William G., clerk, navy yard, h 1404 Ellsworth
[no William paperhanger or on Washington av; the only other William is a butcher at 1508 Cabot who's been present in previous directories]

[1874 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory p.285]
Casner John F., painter, h 1404 Ellsworth
Casner John F., Jr., clerk, h 1404 Ellsworth
Casner William G., shoemaker, 505 Market, h 1404 Ellsworth

[1875 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory p.296]
Casner John F., painter, 1404 Ellsworth
Casner John F., Jr., druggist, h 1404 Ellsworth
[this directory does not list Ellen or William]

[1876 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory p.294]
Casner John F., painter, h 1404 Ellsworth
Casner John F., Jr., clerk, h 1404 Ellsworth
[this directory does not list Ellen]

[1877 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory p.286]
Casner John F., painter, h 1404 Ellsworth
Casner John F., Jr., clerk, h 1404 Ellsworth
[this directory includes no Ellen]

[1878 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory p.298]
[this directory includes no Ellen]
Casner John F., painter, h 1404 Ellsworth
Casner John F., Jr., clerk, h 1404 Ellsworth

[1879 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory p.305]
Casner Ellen, wid William G., h 1404 Ellsworth
Casner John F., painter, h 1404 Ellsworth
Casner John F., druggist, Federal c Passy'k av

[1880 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory p.322]
Casner Ellen, wid William, h 509 Washington av
Casner William, salesman, 606 Chestnut, h 509 Washington av

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 October 1874, William G Casner]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed 24 Nov 2008)]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, William G. Casner
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, Thirty five years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, October 15th
7. Cause of Death, Phthisis Pulmonalis
Wm F. [?] Patterson M.D.
Residence 719 South Eighth St
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED
8. Occupation, Philada [sic]
9. Place of Birth, Merchant [sic]
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 26th
12. Street and Number, 1404 Ellsworth St.
13. Date of Burial, Oct 18th 1874
14. Place of Burial, Mt Moriah Cemetery
D D [?] Bowen + Son Undertakers
Residence, 813 S 2nd

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