91st PA--George C Cross

George C Cross

Before the war

He was born in February 1831 (9; 4 (39 in 1865), 6 [29 in 1860], 7 [40 in 1870], 8 [49 in 1880], 9 [69 in 1900], 10 [79 in 1910]). According to regimental records, he was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania; according to all the census entries I have found, he was born in Germany (4, 6 [Nassau Germany], 7 [Prussia], 8 [Germany], 9 [Germany], 10 [Germany]).

He immigrated to the Unitd States in 1852 (9, 10). He was a naturalized citizen by 1900 (9, 10).

In 1860, he was living in Hamiltonban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office Fairfield) (6). He was a farmer, and owned $5,500 in real estate and $800 in personal property (6). He was living with his wife Catharine, and (presumed) children Margaret, Elizabeth, and Joanna; several other people were living (and perhaps working) with them) (6).

When he was enlisted, he was a farmer (4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (4).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 4). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 February 1865 (1, 2, 4). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster (4). His enlistment was credited to the sixteenth congressional district (4). He was a private in company A (1, 12, 13).

On 15 June 1865, he began a furlough, which expired on 30 June 1865 (3).

He seems to have been reported as deserting, on 6 July 1865 (11).

He was absent without leave when the regiment mustered out (4).

He was discharged by general order on 4 November 1865, to date from 10 July 1865 (1, 2). He was a private, in company A (12, 13).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Westminster District, Carroll County, Maryland (7). He was a lime burner, and owned $6000 in real estate and $700 in personal property (7). He was living with his wife Catharine, and (presumed) children Margaret, Lizzie, Francis, Mary, Ella, Josephine, and Laura (7).

In 1880, he was living in Carroll County, Maryland (8). He was a lumber dealer (8). He was living with his wife Catharine and children Maggie, Johanna, Mary, Ella, Josephine, Hilda, and George (8).

He applied successfully for a pension from Maryland on 6 March 1888 (2, 5). He also applied on 7 March 1907 (2).

In 1900, he was living in Carroll County, Maryland (9). He was a farmer (9). He was living with his wife Catharine and daughter Hilda (9).

In 1910, he was living in Carroll County, Maryland (10). He was a farmer (10). He was living with his daughters Margaret, Laura [?], and Joseph, along with Josephine's husband (10).

He died on 21 September 1918, at Westminster, Maryland (2).

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) (George C Cross)

2 pension index, by regiment (George C Crass [sic])

3 enlisted men's furloughs (George C Crass)

4 company A descriptive roll, entry 166 (George C Crass)

5 pension index, by name (George C Cross [?])

6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Hamiltonban Township, post office Fairfield, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 266 = 20 [?] handwritten (George C Crass)

7 1870 US census, Maryland, Carroll County, Westminster District, microfilm series M593, film 582, page 527 = 63 handwritten (George C Crass)

8 1880 US census, Maryland, Carroll County, 2nd precinct 7th district, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 57, microfilm series T9, film 506, page 464 = 25A handwritten (Geo C Cress)

9 1900 US census, Maryland, Carroll County, 7th election district, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 131, microfilm series T623, film 620, page 226 = 16A handwritten (George C Crass)

10 1910 US census, Maryland, Carroll County, precinct 4 district 7, supervisor's district [illegible], enumeration district 86, microfilm series T624, film 563, page 69 (George C Crass)

11 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 6 July 1865 (Crass)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed October 2005)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Hamiltonban Township, post office Fairfield, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 266 = 20 [?] handwritten]
line2324252627282930
Dwelling number159       
Family number174       
NameGeorge C CrassCatharine "Margaret "Elizabeth "Joanna "Catharine "Mathias "Henry Leilich
Age292912310/12[illegible]1833
Sexmfffffmm
Color        
OccupationFarmer    DomesticFarm hand" "
Value of real estate owned5,500       
Value of personal estate800       
Place of birthNassau Germ.Bavaria "Penna.""Nassau Ger.Baden Ger.Darmstadt "
Married within year        
Attended school within year        
Cannot read & write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Maryland, Carroll County, Westminster District, microfilm series M593, film 582, page 527 = 63 handwritten]
line22232425262728293031
Dwelling-house number463         
Family number470         
NameCrass George C- Catharine- Margaret- Lizzie- Francis- Mary- Ella- Josephine- LauraBerger John
Age4040161411864129
SexMFFFFFFFFM
ColorWWWWWWWWWW
OccupationLime BurnerKeeping House       Stone Quarrier
Real estate value6,000         
Personal estate value700         
BirthplacePrussiaBavariaPennsylvania"""""MarylandBaden
Father foreign born1111111111
Mother foreign born1111111111
Birth month if born within year          
Marriage month if married within year          
Attended school past year  1111    
Can't read          
Can't write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1        1
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...          

1880 census

[1880 US census, Maryland, Carroll County, 2nd precinct 7th district, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 57, microfilm series T9, film 506, page 464 = 25A handwritten]
line123456789
street name         
house number         
dwelling visit #         
family visit #1        
nameCress Geo C- Catharine- Maggie E- Johanna- Mary C- Ella M- Josephine- Hilda- George A
colorWWWWWWWWW
sexMFFFFFFFM
age4948231817161382
month born if born in year         
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterDaughterDaughterDaughterDaughterSon
single  11111  
married11       
widowed/divorced         
married during year         
occupationLumber DealerKeeping HouseAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt Home  
months unemployed         
currently ill?         
blind         
deaf/dumb         
idiotic         
insane         
disabled         
school this year    1111 
can't read         
can't write         
birthplaceGermanyPennPennPennPennPennPennMarylandMaryland
father's birthplaceGermanyGermanyGermanyGermanyGermanyGermanyGermanyGermanyGermany
mother's birthplaceGermanyGermanyPennPennPennPennPennPennPenn

1900 census

[1900 US census, Maryland, Carroll County, 7th election district, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 131, microfilm series T623, film 620, page 226 = 16A handwritten]
line456
street 
house number   
dwelling number263  
family number279  
nameCrass, George C- Catharine C- Hilda
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateFeb 1831Nov 1831June 1871
age696028 [?]
married?MMS
# years married4747 
mother of how many children? 9 
# of children living 8 
birthplaceGermanyGermanyMaryland
father's birthplaceGermanyGermanyGermany
mother's birthplaceGermanyGermanyGermany
immigration year18521834 
# years in USA4866 
naturalized citizen?Na  
occupationFarmer  
# months not employed0  
# months in school   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseF  
# of farm schedule145  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Maryland, Carroll County, precinct 4 district 7, supervisor's district [illegible], enumeration district 86, microfilm series T624, film 563, page 69]
line1112131415
streetLiberty Road
house nr     
dwelling nr374    
family nr377    
nameCrass George C- Margaret EOnedorff [??] J [?] Laura [?]Hull Edgar G- Josephine [?]
relationshipHeadDaughterDaughterSon-in-lawDaughter
sexMFFMF
colorWWWWW
age7947494138
marital statusWdSWdM1M1
#years present marriage   1616
mother of # children    1
mother of # living children    0
birthplaceGer GermanPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMarylandMaryland
father's birthplaceGer GermanGer GermanGer GermanMarylandGer German
mother's birthplaceGer GermanPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMarylandPennsylvania
immigrated1852 [?]    
naturalized/alienNa    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationFarmerTeacherNoneLaborerNone
nature of industry etc.General FarmPublic School House Farmer 
employer etc.EW W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? No No 
# weeks out of work 1909 0 0 
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09     
owned/rentedO    
owned free or mortagagedF    
farm/houseF    
nr on farm schedule114    
civil war vetUA    
blind     
deaf & dumb     

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]


Crass George C.
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Cress George C.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 25 March 2014]

Cress George C.
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

top of document | home
revised 25 Mar 14
contact Harry Ide at hide1@unl.edu with comments or questions