91st PA: Orlando Brumbach ('Lando') Clauser

Orlando Brumbach ("Lando") Clauser

Before the war

He was born on 18 December 1845, in Berks County, Pennsylvania, to Daniel Boyer Clauser and Susanna Brumbach. [sources: date: 7 (1847), 8, 20 (1846), 21; 3 (19 in 1865), 9 (4 in 1850), 10 (13 in 1860), 11 (24 in 1870), 12 (34 in 1880), 13 (54 in 1900), 14 (64 in 1910), 19. place: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 20, 21. parents: 7, 8, 20]

In 1850, he was living in Earl Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents, Daniel and Susanna Clouser, and others. [source: 9]

In 1860, he was living in Earl Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents, Daniel and Susanna Clouser, and others (presumably siblings). [source: 10]

During the war

He was a substitute. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 23 March 1865. He was mustered in as a private, at Reading, Pennsylvania. He was a private in company B. [sources: 1, 3, 4 (28 Mar), 6 (14 Mar), 23]

He seems not to have been charged for lost equipment, perhaps when the regiment mustered out. [source: 2]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company B. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 6, 23]

After the war

He married Hettie Drumheller, probably in 1867/1868. She was born in 1845. They had the following known children:

[sources: 8, 11, 13, 19]

In 1870, he was living in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Hetty (presumably his wife), Clinton (presumably their son), and with Louis Frankinfield. He was an overseer at a lime quarry. He owned $300 in personal property. [source: 11]

In 1880, he was living in Upper Saucon, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Hettie, and children Harvey, Harry [?], and Eliza. He was a laborer. [source: 12]

His wife, Esther Clauser, died in 1882. She was buried in the Friedensville Cemetery, Friedensville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. [source: 19]

He married Matilda Catharine Keiper Lerch. She was born in 1855. [source: 19]

In 1890, he was living in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. [source: 6]

Matilda Clauser died in 1895. She was buried in the Friedensville Cemetery, Friedensville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. [source: 19]

On 9 December 1899, in Centre Valley, Upper Saucon Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, he married Eliza Mohr (then Mrs Eliza Clymer). She was born on 3 February 1850, in Upper Saucon, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer, living in Lower Saucon, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; she was living in Centre Valley. In 1900 and 1910, she had had one child, who was living. According to the 1910 census, this was his second marriage, and her first. [sources: 13, 14, 21]

In 1900, he was living in Upper Saucon Valley, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his third wife, Eliza, two of his children (Harvey and Annie), and Eliza's son William T Clymer. He was a farmer. [source: 13]

On 2 March 1903, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 4, 5]

He again applied for a pension on 7 January 1908. [source: 4]

In 1910, he was living in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Eliza. He was a farmer, on a home farm. [source: 14]

He died on 18 May 1913, in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. He died of uremia due to Bright's Disease. He was a farmer. He was buried in the Friedensville Cemetery, Friedensville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 4, 17, 18, 20]

On 18 September 1916, his widow, Eliza Clauser, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 4, 5]

In 1920, his widow, Eliza Clouser, was living in Bethlehem, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son William T Clymer, and his family. [source: 15]

In 1930, his widow, Eliza Clauser, was living in Bethlehem, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son William T Clymer, and his family. [source: 16]

Eliza Clauser died in 1935, apparently on 3 December, in Bethlehem, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. She was buried in the Friedensville Cemetery, Friedensville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 19, 22]

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) (Lando B Clauser)

2 list of men who owed money [?] (Lando B Clauser)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 24 June 2004 (Lando B Clauser)

4 pension index, by regiment (Lando B Clauser)

5 pension index, by name (Lando B Clauser)

6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Snidersville + Hellertown, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 290, page 1 (Orlando B Clauser)

7 'My Berks County extended family', a gedcom available on RootsWeb WorldConnect (citing obituary, Mary Ann B Rhoads, Boyertown Times 4 May 1912) (accessed 16 May 2009 and again on 28 February 2013) (Orlando Brumbach Clauser)

8 'RBK's southeastern PA-German families', a gedcom available on Rootsweb WorldConnect (accessed 16 May 2009) (note: other gedcoms on WorldConnect have the same data) (Orlando Clauser)

9 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Earl Township, microfilm series M432, film 754, page 459 = 2 handwritten (Orlando Clouser)

10 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Earl Township, microfilm series M653, film 1073, page 205 = 10 handwritten (OrLando [sic] Clouser)

11 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton [sic] County, Lower Saucon Township, microfilm series M593, film 1383, page 278 = 49 handwritten (Lando Clauser)

12 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Upper Saucon, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 190, microfilm series T9, film 1147, page 300 = 34 B handwritten (Orlando Clauser)

13 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Upper Saucon Valley, microfilm series T623, film 1430, page 130 = 11 A handwritten (Orlando B Clauser)

14 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Upper Saucon Township, microfilm series T624, film 1365, page 261 = 19 B handwritten (Orlando B Clauser)

15 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Bethlehem, ward 12, microfilm series T625, film 1589, page 72 = 18 B handwritten (Eliza Clouser)

16 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Bethlehem, ward 12, supervisor's district 21, enumeration district 39-50, microfilm series T626, film 2064, page 70 = 8 B handwritten (Eliza Clouser)

17 Pennsylvania death indices, 1913 ("Clauser, Orlando B.; 46130; Lehigh Co.; May 18.")

18 Pennsylvania veterans burial card (Orlando B Clauser)

19 Find a grave, memorial 81768218, created by Tom Myers, added 10 December 2011, accessed 28 February 2013 (including a photograph of the headstone, which reads: "ORLANDO B. CLAUSER BORN DEC 18, 1845 DIED May 18, 1913") (Orlando Brumbach Clauser)

20 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, 18 May 1913, Orlando B Clauser, file number 46130 (Orlando B Clauser)

21 marriage record, Northampton County, Orlando B Clauser and Mrs Eliza Clymer, 15 Dec 1899, license 8059

22 Pennsylvania death indices, 1935 ('C426 Eliza C Clauser 110471 Beth 12/3') [note that an Elizabeth Clauser died on 8 June in Fountain Hill, and an Elizabeth Clouser died on 1 December in W Head]

23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Lando B Clauser)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 28 Feb 13)

Display


Orlando Brumbach Clauser in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Orlando Brumbach Clauser in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Earl Township, microfilm series M432, film 754, page 459 = 2 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
line1516171819202122232425262728
Dwellings visited11             
Families visited11             
NameDaniel ClouserSusanna doCaroline doSimon doLevi doElizabeth doRebecca doOrlando doAmelia doAnna doHarrison HankCatharine ClouserAnna TrayerPeter Clouser
Age4039141210864210/12141411 [?]79
SexMFFMMFFMFFMFFM
Color              
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer             
Real estate owned3000            2100
Birthplacedo [sc. Berks Co]dododododododododododododo
Married within year              
Attended school within year              
Over 20 & can't read/write              
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.              

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Earl Township, microfilm series M653, film 1073, page 205 = 10 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
line11121314151617181920212223
Dwelling number66            
Family number79            
NameDaniel Couser [sic] EsqSusanna Clouser [sic]Levi ClouserElizabeth ClouserRebecca ClouserOrLando [sic] ClouserAmelia ClouserMahlon ClouserHannah ClouserMaryann ClouserCyrus ClouserTobias ClouserDaniel Clouser
Age49472119161311976543/12
SexMFMFFMFMFFMMM
Color             
OccupationFarmer Carpenter          
Value of real estate owned7,000            
Value of personal estate3,000            
Place of birthPennsylvaniaDoDoDoDoDoDoDoDoDoDoDoDo
Married within year             
Attended school within year     111111  
Cannot read & write             
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.             

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton [sic] County, Lower Saucon Township, microfilm series M593, film 1383, page 278 = 49 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) the apparent spouse's name matches the spouse in the 1880 census, and (2) the location is close to his location in the 1880 census]
line891011
Dwelling-house number[320]   
Family number374   
NameClauser Lando- Hetty- ClintonFrankinfield Louis
Age24243/1220
SexMFMM
ColorWWWW
OccupationOverseer at Lime QuarryKeeping house  
Real estate value    
Personal estate value300   
BirthplacePaPaPaPa
Father foreign born    
Mother foreign born    
Birth month if born within year  March 
Marriage month if married within year    
Attended school past year    
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, Lehigh County, Upper Saucon, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 190, microfilm series T9, film 1147, page 300 = 34 B handwritten]
[identification is probable, since (1) the location matches the other location information I have about him (see e.g. the 1900 census, and his son Harvey's name and age match the Harvey in the 1900 census entry below]
line4546474849
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #267    
family visit #297    
nameClauser Orlando- Hettie- Harvey- Harry [?]- Eliza
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMF
age3434851
month born if born in year     
relationship wifesonsondaughter
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationlaborerKeeping house   
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year  11 
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Snidersville + Hellertown, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 290, page 1]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 12
[house] 107
[family] 116
[name] Clauser, Orlando B.
[rank] Private
[company] B
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 14 Mar 1865
[discharge date] 14 July 1866 [sic]
[length of service] 1 year, 4 months, [blank] days
[post office address] do do [sc. Bingen, Northampton Co Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Upper Saucon Valley, microfilm series T623, film 1430, page 130 = 11 A handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1900 census entry below]
line2728293031
street     
house number     
dwelling number248    
family number254    
nameClauser Orlando BClauser ElizaClauser Harvey EClauser Annie MClymer William T
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughterStep Son
colorWWWWW
sexMFMFM
birth dateDec 1845Feb 1850Aug 1872Jan 1885Apr 1887
age5449271513
married?MMSSS
# years married3232   
mother of how many children? 1   
# of children living 1   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationFarmer Day Laborer At School
# months not employed0 3  
# months in school    8
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO    
free or mortgagedM    
farm/houseF    
# of farm schedule76    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Upper Saucon Township, microfilm series T624, film 1365, page 261 = 19 B handwritten]
[identification is probable, since (1) his wife's name matches his widow's name in the pension index by name cards (see entry 5 above), and (2) his location matches his place of death (see the death certificate; note that the death is confirmed by e.g. the veterans burial card (entry 18 above)]
line5152
street  
house nr  
dwelling nr291 
family nr306 
nameClauser Orlando B.- Eliza
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age6459
marital statusM2M1
#years present marriage1010
mother of # children 1
mother of # living children 1
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationFarmernone
nature of industry etc.home farm 
employer etc.OA 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No 
# weeks out of work 19090 
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedO 
owned free or mortagagedM 
farm/houseF 
nr on farm schedule165 
civil war vetUA 
blind  
deaf & dumb  

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Bethlehem, ward 12, microfilm series T625, film 1589, page 72 = 18 B handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) William Clymer is in the 1900 census and the location matches closely enough]
line6970717273
streetAvenue G. Formally [sic] South 6th avenue
house number510    
dwelling visit number429    
family visit number429    
nameClymer William T.Jennie FMabel J [??]Helen MClouser Eliza
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughterMother
own/rentO    
free/mortgaged (if owned)F    
sexMFFFF
raceWWWWW
age at last birthday3231114 9/1260
marital statusMMSSWd
year of immigration     
naturalized/alien     
year of naturalization     
attended school since Sept 1919  yes  
can readyesyesyes yes
can writeyesyesyes yes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language     
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language     
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language     
can speak Englishyesyesyesnoyes
occupationStenographer [?]nonenonenonenone
industry, businessBeth. Steel Co.    
employment statusW    
number of farm schedule     

1930 census

[1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Bethlehem, ward 12, supervisor's district 21, enumeration district 39-50, microfilm series T626, film 2064, page 70 = 8 B handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1920 census above]
line6970717273
streetSixth Ave
house number519    
dwelling visit #182    
family visit #197    
nameClymer WilliamJennieMabelHelenClauser Eliza
relationHeadWifeDaughterDaughterMother
owned/rentedO    
value or rent8,000    
radioR    
farmNo    
sexMFFFF
colorWWWWW
age4341211579
married?MMSSWd
age 1st marriage2018   
school/college since 9/29NoNoNoyesNo
can read & writeyesyesyesyesyes
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language     
immigration year     
naturalization     
can speak Englishyesyesyesyesyes
occupationStenographerNoneSecretaryNoneNone
industrySteel Mill Y.W.C.A.  
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 21 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Clauser, Lando B.
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

marriage record

[marriage record, Northampton County, Orlando B Clauser and Mrs Eliza Clymer, 15 Dec 1899, license 8059]
[transcribed 22 June 2013, from FamilySearch]

[page] 419
Marriage License Orphans' Court of Northampton County.
Mr Orlanda B. Clauser to Mrs Eliza Clymer Marriage License No 8059
Personally appeared Orlando B. Clauser who, being duly sworn according to law, did depose and say that he was born in Berks County Pa on the Eighteenth day of December A.D. 1845; that he resides at Lower Saucon, Pa;; that his occupation is Farmer; that he is not related by blood or marriage to the person whom he desires to marry; that he has been married before and the marriage was dissolved by death.
That Mrs Eliza Clymer whom Orlanda B. Clauser is about to marry, was born in Upper Saucon, Pa. on the Third day of February A.D. 1850 that she resides at Centre Valley, Pa; that her occupation is housework; that she has been married before and the marriage was dissolved by death.
That he knows of no reason why the said marriage should not be lawfully made.

Sworn to and subscribed, this First day of December 1899, before Milton P. Cashner J.P. And now December fourth A.D. 1899, Application received and filed, and the Clerk of the Orphans' Court being satisfied that the above answers are genuine a Marriage License in due form of law did issue.


Now, this 12th day of December A.D. 1899, there was received and filed a certificate, as follows, to wit:--

I hereby certify, that on the Ninth day of December A.D. 1899, at Centre Valley Mr. Orlando B. Clauser and Mrs Eliza Clymer were by me united in Marriage, in accordance with license issued by the Clerk of the Orphans' Court of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, numbered 8059

A. R. Horne Minister of the Gospel.

Pennsylvania veterans burial card

[Pennsylvania veterans burial card]
[transcribed 28 February 2013, from Ancestry.com]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Lehigh County
NAME Clauser, Orlando B.
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 3/23/65 to 7/10/65
ORGANIZATION Company B. 91st. Reg. Pa. Vol
RANK Pvt.
CEMETERY NAME Freidensville [sic] "New Part"
LOCATION Freisensville [sic], Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION B lot 19
HEADSTONE FAMILY
INFORMATION GIVEN Wm. H. Smith DATE 6/23/33
REMARKS [blank]

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, 18 May 1913, Orlando B Clauser, file number 46130]
[transcribed 16 June 2013]

CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS.
File No. 46130
Registered No. 26
1. PLACE OF DEATH.
County of Lehigh
Township of Upper Saucon
Registration District No. 627
Primary Registration District No. 2906
2. FULL NAME Orlando B. Clauser

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULAR.
3. SEX Male
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Married
6. DATE OF BIRTH Dec 18 1846
7. AGE 67 yrs. 5 mos. - ds.
8. OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession, or particular kind of work Farmer
(b) General nature of industry, business or establishment in which employed (or employer) [blank]
9. BIRTHPLACE Berks [it looks more like 'Burks']
10. NAME OF FATHER Daniel Clauser
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Penna
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Susanna Brumbouch [?]
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Penna
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
(Informant) Mrs Lando Clauser
(Address) Center Valley
15. Filed May 20 1913 Ray A Young Local Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH May 18 1913
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from May 14 1913 to May 18 1913, that I last saw him alive on May 17 1913, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 2.30 AM.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Uremia due to Bright's Disease (Duration) [blank] yrs [blank] mos. 4 ds.
Contributory (secondary) [blank]
(Signed) J A M J Lowright M.D.
May 19 1913 (Address) Central Valley Pa
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (FOR HOSPITALS, INSTITUTIONS, TRANSIENTS AND RECENT RESIDENTS) [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Friedenville Cemty DATE OF BURIAL May 22 1913
20. UNDERTAKER [illegible] Address [illegible]

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