91st PA--William Critzer

William Critzer

Before the war

He was born in 1839/40 (4 (21 in 1861), 5 [23 in 1863], 8 [21 in 1860], 9 [9 in 1850]). He was born in Milton, Pennsylvania (4, 5, 8, 9).

In 1850, he was living in Milton Borough, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with Baltyer [?] and Maria [?] Kritzer (presumably his parents), and with six other Kritzer's (presumably siblings) (9). He had attended school within the year (9).

In 1860, he was living in Milton Borough, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with Reuben, Sarah, Adam, Clara, William, and Elisabeth Kritzer (8). He was a boatman (8).

When he enlisted, he was a boatman (4, 5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (4, 5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 25 October 1861 (1, 4, 7). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Hall (4). He was a private in company F (1, 11 (1st sgt), 12 (sgt), 13 (sgt), 14 (sgt)).

He was initially listed on the plaque recording men who fought at the Battle of Gettysburg, but his name was later deleted (10).

He was relieved from duty in the Pioneer Corps on 15 August 1863 (2).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 24 December 1863 (1, 5). He was enlited for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant W H Carpenter (5).

He deserted from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 2 August 1864 (1, 3 [may be 27 Aug 64], 7). He was a private, in company F (11, 12, 13, 14).

After the war

On 31 March 1891, he applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 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)

2 special order 52, HQ 91st PA, 15 August 1863 (Wm Kritzer)

3 company F, register of deserters, #29 (William Critzer [?])

4 company F, descriptive roll, #22 (William Critzer)

5 company F, second descriptive roll, #7 (William Critzer)

6 pension index, by name (William Critzer)

7 pension index, by regiment (William Critzer)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton Borough, microfilm series M653, film 1149, page 396 = 215 handwritten (Wm Kritzer)

9 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton Borough, microfilm series M432, film 804, page 70 verso = 158 = 178 handwritten (William Kritzer)

10 card, with the original version of the 91st PA plaque on the Pennsylvania memorial at Gettysburg (from the papers of William C Reiff; thanks to Susan Stickles!) (William Kritzer)

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

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

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
accessed December 2006
Find a grave
accessed 19 February 2011
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 19 February 2011

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton Borough, microfilm series M432, film 804, page 70 verso = 158 = 178 handwritten]
line192021222324252627
Dwellings visited243        
Families visited247        
NameBaltyer [?] KritzerMaria [?] KritzerJohn "Washington "Jacob "Ruben "Sarah "William "Adam "
Age5052222018141197
SexMFMMMMFMM
Color         
Occupation of males over 15 yearsLaborer Laborer""    
Real estate owned400        
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa
Married within year         
Attended school within year     111 
Over 20 & can't read/write 1       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        Dumb

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton Borough, microfilm series M653, film 1149, page 396 = 215 handwritten]
line2345678
Dwelling number1543      
Family number1534      
NameReuben KritzerWm "Sarah "Adam "Clara "Wm "Elisabeth "
Age24212215421
SexMMFMFMF
Color       
OccupationLaborerBoatman     
Value of real estate owned       
Value of personal estate       
Place of birthPaPaPaPaPaPaPa
Married within year       
Attended school within year       
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 25 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Critzer William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
1 Sgt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 25 March 2014]

Critzle William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Critzer William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 16 August 2014]

Kritzer William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Critzer William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 18 August 2014]

Kreitzer William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Critzer William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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