91st PA--John Croak

John Croak

Before the war

He was born in 1820/21 (2 (42 in 1863), 5 [51 in 1870], 6 [50 in 1870]). He was born in New Jersey (5, 6).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 2). He was mustered into service as a private in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 24 July 1863, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 13).

He was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania to the 91st Pennsylvania on 1 June 1865 (1, 2, 3 [1 Jun]). He was a private, in company F (13).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 2, 3). He was a private, in company F (13).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 6). He appears twice in the census, once in ward 13, and another time in ward 10--perhaps he moved (5, 6). He was a mariner (5, 6). He was living with his wife Anna M, and with Elizabeth, Emma, and Susannah (presumably their children) (5, 6). He owned either $500 or $300 in personal property (5, 6).

Probably from at least fall 1869 through fall 1871, he lived at 1228 Whitehall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8, 9, 10). He was a mariner (8, 9, 10).

He may be the John Croak who died on 10 December 1871, and was buried at Cathedral Cemetery (12, 14 (11 Dec)). At least, that John Croak was a veteran (14). He was buried from his late residence, 1019 Nectarine Street (12).

Probably in fall 1880, his widow, Ann, was living at rear 1019 Nectarine (11).

On 27 August 1889, his widow, Anna Croak, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (4).

In 1890, his widow, Ann Croak, was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3).

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) (John Croak)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (John Croak)

3 1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 24 (image 115 on Ancestry, line 3) (John Croak [?])

4 pension index, by name (John Croak)

5 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 13, microfilm series M593, film 1397, page 432 = 17 handwritten (John Croak)

6 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 10, microfilm series M593, film 1395, page 283 = 266 handwritten (John Croak)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (John Croake)

8 1871 Gopsill's Philadelphia city directory, p.400 (accessed 21 Mar 2010, on Footnote) (John Croak)

9 1872 Gopsill's Philadelphia city directory, p.375 (John Croak)

10 1873 Gopsill's Philadelphia city directory, p.371 (John Croak)

11 1881 Gopsill's Philadelphia city directory, p.389 (Ann Croke)

12 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 14 December 1871 page 4 [NB: I have no evidence this is the right John Croak!!] (John Croak)

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

14 Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999 (John Croak)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory
Ancestry's transcription (accessed January 2005)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed July 2007
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 22 Feb 15)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 22 Feb 15)
Find a grave
searched for John Croke died 1871 or buried in Holy Cross (accessed 22 Feb 15)

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John Croak in the 91st PA database

1870 census [first entry]

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 13, microfilm series M593, film 1397, page 432 = 17 handwritten]
line3637383940
Dwelling-house number[104]    
Family number130    
NameCroak John- Anna M- Elizabeth K- Emma M- Susannah
Age5148151311
SexMFFFF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationMarinerKeeping houseDressmaker  
Real estate value     
Personal estate value500    
BirthplaceN JerseyPennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born1    
Mother foreign born     
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 [second entry]

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 10, microfilm series M593, film 1395, page 283 = 266 handwritten]
line313233343536
Dwelling-house number1665     
Family number1938     
NameCroak John- Anna M- Elizabeth K- Emma M- SusannaStaab Evan
Age504917141115
SexMFFFFM
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationMarriner [sic]Keepg houseHat TrimmerAt homeAttdg SchoolWorks in Chandelier factory
Real estate value      
Personal estate value300     
BirthplaceNew JerseyPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
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 ...      

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 24 (image 115 on Ancestry, line 3)]
[line] 3
[house] 236
[family] 236
[name] Ann Croak [?] widow of John Croak [?]
[rank] " [sc. Private]
[company] F
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] June 1 1865
[discharge date] June 10 1865
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] [blank]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

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]


Croak John
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118 - Pa. Inf.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

city directories

[1870 Gopsill's Philadelphia city directory, p.407 (accessed 21 Mar 2010, on Footnote)]
Croak John, mariner, h 1228 Whitehall

[1871 Gopsill's Philadelphia city directory, p.400 (accessed 21 Mar 2010, on Footnote)]
[only one John Croak was listed; no Croak was listed on Nectarine Street]
[searching '1019 Nectarine' on Footnote resulted in one hit: p.1435, Thomas Wagner (but that didn't appear on page 1435)]

Croak John, mariner, h 1228 Whitehall

[1872 Gopsill's Philadelphia city directory, p.375]
[this was the only John Croak; no Croak was on Nectarine Street; no Anna Croak was listed]

Croak John, mariner, h 1228 W Hall

[1873 Gopsill's Philadelphia city directory, p.371]
[only John Croak; no Ann; no one on Nectarine; no 'Croke' entries]

Croak John, mariner, h 1228 Whitehall

[1881 Gopsill's Philadelphia city directory, p.389]
[this is the only John Croak; no Croak was on Nectarine Street; no Anna Croak was listed; no Croak was listed at 1228 Whitehall]

Croak John W., grocer, 4812 Tackawanna, Fkd
[this entry, however, is obviously relevant:]
Croke Ann, wid John, h r 1019 Nectarine

possible death notice

[NB: I have no evidence this is the right John Croak!!]
[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 14 December 1871 page 4, John Croak]

CROAK.--On the 10th inst., JOHN CROAK, aged 52 [?--could be '32'?] years.

The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from his late residence, No. 1019 Nectarine street, below Spring Garden, this (Thursday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock. To proceed to Cathedral Cemetery.

Pennsylvania veterans burial cards

[Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999]
[transcribed 22 Feb 15, from Ancestry]


RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Delaware County
NAME Croak-John
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH 12-11-71
VETERAN OF [blank]
SERVED IN [blank]
DATES OF SERVICE [blank]
ORGANIZATION(S) [blank]
RANK [blan k]
CEMETERY OR PLACE OF INTERMENT NAME Holy Cross LOCATION Yeadon, Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY
SECTION 10 LOT No. 52 RANGE 11 GRAVE No. 2
HEADSTONE [blank]
INFORMATION GIVEN BY [blank] DATE 11-20-34
REMARKS [blank]

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