91st PA: William Conrad (or Connard)

William Conrad (or Connard)

Before the war

He was born in 1843/44, in Montour, Pennsylvania, to William Conrad and Mary M Wartman. (His parents were married on 12 January 1826, in Turbot Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.) [sources: date: 3 (20 in 1864). place: 3. parents: 7]

On 17 April 1862, his father, William Conrad, died. [source: 7]

When he enlisted, he was a laborer, on the railroad. He had his earnings paid to his mother. [sources: 3, 7]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 4 February 1864. He was enlisted for three years, at Reading, Pennsylvania, by Captain Kapp. He was a private in company F. [sources: 1, 3, 7, 9, 10]

He was killed in action on 8 May 1864 at Laurel Hill, Virginia. He was a private, in company F. [sources: 1, 2, 4 (wounded), 7 (about 12 May 1864, in Malvern Hill Hospital), 9, 10]

After the war

On 19 October 1865, his mother, Mary M Conrad, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension under the Act of 14 July 1862. She was living in White Hall, Montour County, Pennsylvania. Her application was (eventually) supported by (among others) Absalom Shell (F), Henry Hause (F), and Lieutenant Edwin Hause (F). [sources: 5, 6, 7]

On 1 December 1868, Mary Conrad's application for pension was approved, and she received $8 per month, retroactive to 13 May 1864. [source: 7]

Perhaps his mother is the Mary M Conrad who died in March 1880, and was buried in White Hall Cemetery, Montour County, Pennsylvania. [source: 8]

On 29 June 1892, the Pension Office sent a check afor $36 and an application for reimbursement to the Third Auditor. Whether the Auditor approved the payment is not clear from the pension certificate file. [source: 7]

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) (William Connard)

2 company F register of deaths (William Connard)

3 company F, second descriptive roll, #24 (William Conard [?])

4 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Wm Conard)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (William Conrad)

6 pension index, by name (William Conrad)

7 mother's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 121,942 (Mary M Conrad mother of William Conrad)

8 Find a grave, memorial 17658849, created by Tammy Clark, added 24 January 2007, accessed 29 June 2013 (Mary M Conrad)

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

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Wiliam Conard)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (searched 'Conrad' and 'Connard') (accessed 29 June 2013)
(1) William Conrad, 7, in Lower Augusta, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, is living with George (45), Sarah (42), et al. (FamilySearch)
(2) William Conrad, 6, in Chillisquaque, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, is living with Adam (49), Elizabeth (27) et al. (FamilySearch)
1860 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (searched 'Conrad' and 'Connard') (accessed 29 June 2013)
(1) Ancestry's index corrects William, Mary, and William Mast to 'Conrad'; Mary P Conrad (13) is living with them, but the change isn't obviously correct (Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Bethlehem Borough, microfilm series M653, film 1147, pages 112 = 14 handwritten to 113 = 15 handwritten (FamilySearch)
1870 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 29 June 2013)
1880 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 29 June 2013)
1890 US census, veterans schedule
FamilySearch index (accessed 29 June 2013)
1900 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 29 June 2013)
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 29 June 2013)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 29 June 2013)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 29 June 2013)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 29 June 2013)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 29 June 2013)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 29 June 2013)

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index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 23 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Connard William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Conard William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 24 March 2014]

Conard William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

dependent's pension certificate file

[mother's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, Mary M Conrad mother of William Conrad, certificate WC 121,942]
[abstracted from 25 pages on Fold3, June 2013]
17 April 1862
William Conrad's father died (p.11, 24)
4 February 1864
William Conrad enrolled and was mustered in as a private at Reading PA in company F (pp.8, 9 [5 Feb 64])
13 May 1864
William Conrad wounded (muster roll for May-June 1864) (p.8)
William Conrad killed (muster roll for Jan-Feb 1865) (p.8)
died 12 May 1864 in Malvern Hill Hospital, of a wound in the breast, according to the declaration (p.4)
19 October 1865
Mary M Conrad, 58 years old, mother of William Conrad, applied for a pension under the act of 14 July 1862 (p.4)
post office address: White Hall, Montour County, Pennsylvania (p.3)
resident of Montour County, Pennsylvania (p.4)
widow of William Conrad Sr (p.4)
dated 10 October 1865 (p.4)
application 112,956 (p.8)
witnesses Jacob B Wartman [?] and Michael Reader, both residents of Northumberland County PA (p.5)
attorney: Thos E Lloyd, Washington DC (p.4)
approved 1 December 1868 (p.3)
certificate dated 5 December 1858 (p.14)
received $8 per month retroactive to 13 May 1864 (pp.3, 14)
[the examining clerk was L Holtzlander (p.3)]
1 December 1865
the Adjutant General's Office sent the Pension Office the above-summarized information (p.8; see p.16 for the request)
21 April 1866
the Pension Office sent circulars 2 and 9 [to the attorney?] (p.17)
June 1866 [?]
Jacob B Wartman and George F Huffman swore that they are acquainted with Mary M Conrad mother of William who died at Hospital near Malvern Hill about 12 May 1864 from the effects of a battle wound, that she depended on him 'nearly wholly' for about two hyears before his death, that he contributed his earnings to her support before enlisting and while in the service, and that she is old and unable to support herself, that she has less than $300 of property of any kind, and that William Conrad her husband died on 17 April 1862 (p.24)
dated 18 June 1866 (p.24)
21 June 1867
Mary M Conrad swore that she is William Conrad's mother, that he died at Malvern Hill Hospital about 12 May 1864, that she can't get a commissioned officer's certificate, requesting that the two attached affidavits be accepted, that William Conrad died on 17 April 1862, and that she is still a widow (p.22)
21 June 1867
Absalom Shell and Henry Hause, of Chilisquaque Township Northumberland County swore that they were acquainted with William Conrad, that he died at Malvern Hill Hospital on 12 May 1864 of a wound received in battle while in the line of duty, and that they know this because they were in the same company and stayed with him until he died (p.22)
27 July 1867
the Pension Office sent circulars 2 and 9 [to the attorney?] (p.17)
2 September 1868
the Pension Office sent circulars 2 and 9 [to the attorney?] (p.17)
11 Sep 1868
Henry Hause and Lt Edwin Hause (residents of Northumberland County) testified that they knew William Conrad, and enlisted at the same time and in the same company (p.9)
he died at the hospital near Laurel Hill about 12 May 1864 from a gunshot wound received in the Battle of Laurel Hill (p.9)
dated 29 Aug 1868 (p.9)
September [?] 1868
Jacob B Wartman [?] and Daniel Wartman testified that they were present when Mary M Conrad (formerly Mary M Wartman) was married (p.11)
they were married on 12 Jan 1826 by Jacob [illegible] at Daniel Wartman's home in Turbot Township, Northumberland County--Mary Conrad's father (p.11)
they are brothers of Mary M Conrad (p.11)
William Conrad Sr died on 17 [? maybe 18?] April 1862 (p.11)
Mary M Conrad depended on her son before and while he was in the Army (p.11)
dated 12 Sep 1868 (p.11)
6 Nov 1868
Jacob B Wartman testified that he personally knew Mary M Conrad and her son William, who died at Malvern Hill Hospital about 12 May 1864, that he knew she was dependent on him for at least one year before he entered the army (p.18)
William worked on the railroad, and had his wages paid to his mother (p.18)
while William was in the army he sent his money by express to George Huffman [?] to be paid to his mother (p.18)
Mary Conrad is very poor; she has less than $100 of property, consisting of household furniture; if she does not receive a pension, she will have 'to become a Township charge' (p.18)
dated 2 November 1868 (p.18)
6 Nov 1868
George Huffman [?] swore that he knew Mary Conrad and her son William and knows that she depended on him for support, since he had his railroad wages paid to her and sent his bounty and wages by express to him (George) with an order to give it to his mother, as he did (p.19)
she has less than $100 in property (household furniture), is very old and poor, can't work for a living, and will become a township charge without help from the government (p.19)
dated 2 November 1868 (p.19)
29 June 1892
the Pension Office sent check number 282,629, for $36.00, and the application for reimbursement (to? Jacob Conrad) to the 3rd Auditor (p.15)

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