91st PA: John Deerr

John Deerr

Before the war

He was born in Germany (3). He was born in 1829/30 (3 (34 in 1864)).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair (3).

During the war

He also served in company G of the 178th Pennsylvania Infantry (4, 5).

He was a substitute (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 7 October 1864 (1, 3, 5). He enlisted for one year, at Monroe County, Pennsylvania (3). His service was credited to the Thirteenth Congressional District (3). He was mustered in as a private company H (1, 6, 7).

On 31 May 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 31 May (2). He was promoted on 1 June 1865 to corporal (1).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 5). He was a corporal, in company H (6, 7).

After the war

On 5 December 1879, he applied successfully for a pension (4 [unsuccessful], 5).

On 18 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (5).

He died on 14 September 1911 (5).

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 31, HQ 91st PA, 31 May 1865

3 company H, descriptive roll, #131 (John Deerr)

4 pension index, by name (John Deer)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (John Deerr)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed December 2006)
Pennsylvania death indices
1911 (accessed 18 October 2012)
(note this entry: "Deere, John S.; 59102; Pittsburgh; June 10.")
1910 (accessed 18 October 2012)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 26 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Derr John
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corp
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Deerr John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 27 March 2014]

Deerr John
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corp
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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