91st PA: John S Delamater

John S Delamater

Before the war

He was born in December 1843 (10; 4 (19 in 1861), 5 [21, probably in 1863], 8 [27 in 1870], 9 [37 in 1880], 10 [56 in 1900], 11 [65 in 1910], 12 [77 in 1920], 13 [8 in 1850], 14 [18 in 1860]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14).

In 1850, he was living in Middle Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with John and Mary (presumably his parents), and four presumed siblings (13).

In 1860, he was living in the 24th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14). He was a book binder apprentice (14). He was living with John and Mary (presumably his parents), and with Catharine and Cecelia (presumably his siblings) (14).

When he enlisted, he was a paper ha[nger] (4, 5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (4, 5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 26 December 1861 (1, 4, 5, 7 [20 Dec], 15). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Sellers (4, 5). He was a private in company G (1, 16, 17).

On 8 September 1863, Sinex reported that he was in Philadelphia and able to rejoin the regiment, and requested his return (2).

He was discharged at camp near Fort Stevens, Virginia, on 26 December 1864, when his term expired (1, 3, 5, 7 [20 Dec], 15). He was a private, in company G (16, 17).

After the war

In 1866/67, he married Emma E [unknown surname, perhaps 'Wood'] (10). In 1900 and 1910, she had had five children, all of whom were alive (10, 11).

In 1870, he was living in the South Ward of Camden, Camden County, New Jersey (8). He was living with his wife Emma, son Henry, and Emma's family (8). He was a bookbinder (8).

In 1880, he was living at 324 Line Street, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey (9). He was living with his wife Emma, their children, and Emma's mother and family (9). He was a bookbinder.

In 1890, he was living at 324 Line Street, Camden, New Jersey (7).

On 10 October 1891, he applied successfully for a pension (6, 15).

In 1900, he was living at 324 Line Street, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey (10). He was living with his wife, four children, and a boarder (10). He was a bookbinder, and had not been out of work in the previous year (10).

On 18 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (15).

In 1910, he was living at 324 [Line Street?], Camden, Camden County, New Jersey (11). He was living with his wife Emma, sons Alex and John, and a sister (11). He was a bookbinder at a publishing store, and had not been out of work in the previous year (11).

In 1920, he was living at 324 Line Street, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey (12). He was living with his wife Emma and son John (12). He was not working (12).

He died on 6 November 1921, at Camden, New Jersey (15).

On 21 December 1921, his widow, Emma E Delamater, applied successfully from New Jersey for a pension (6, 15).

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 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 9 September 1863 (John P Delamater)

3 company G, register of men discharged, #43 (John S Delamater)

4 company G, descriptive roll, entry 36 (John S Delamater)

5 company G, second descriptive roll, entry [15] (John S [?] Delamater)

6 pension index, by name (John S Delamater)

7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 170, page 1 (John L [sic] Delamater)

8 1870 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, South Ward, microfilm series M593, film 856, page 437 = 26 handwritten] (J Delamater)

9 1880 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 49, microfilm series T9, film 774, page 260 = 37 A handwritten] (John Delmater)

10 1900 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, ward 5, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 52, microfilm series T623, film 958, page 32 = 1 A handwritten] (John S Delamater)

11 1910 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, ward 5, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 31, microfilm series T624, film 873, page 65 = 1 B handwritten] (John S Dellamter [sic])

12 1920 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, ward 5, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 33, microfilm series T625, film 1022, page 132 = 3 A handwritten] (John S Delamater)

13 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Middle Ward, microfilm series M432, film 814, page 14] (John Dalamata)

14 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 24th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1175, page 749 = 33 handwritten] (John Delmeter)

15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (John S Delamater)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed June 2007)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Middle Ward, microfilm series M432, film 814, page 14]
line26272829303132
Dwellings visited162      
Families visited222      
NameJohn Dalamata [sic]Mary DalamataMatilda DalamataMary A DalamataCatharine DalamataJohn DalamataCecilia C [?] Dalamata
Age374616141086
SexMFFFFMF
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsBook Binder      
Real estate owned       
BirthplaceN YorkIrelandPhiladodododo
Married within year       
Attended school within year   111 
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 24th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1175, page 749 = 33 handwritten]
line161718192021
Dwelling number218     
Family number233     
NameJohn Delmeter [sic]Mary "MaryCatharineJohnCecelia A
Age474923201815
Sexmfffmf
Color      
OccupationBook Binder Teacher Com [?] SchoolBook folderBook Binder Apprentice 
Value of real estate owned      
Value of personal estate200     
Place of birthN YorkIrelandPenna"""
Married within year      
Attended school within year     1
Cannot read & write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, South Ward, microfilm series M593, film 856, page 437 = 26 handwritten]
line303132333435
Dwelling-house number194     
Family number236     
NameWood Alexander- Elizabeth- AlexanderDelamater J- Emma- Henry
Age58571727266/12
SexMFMMFM
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationH CarpenterKeep House Book BinderKeeping House 
Real estate value      
Personal estate value      
BirthplaceNew JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyPennsylvaniaNew JerseyNew Jersey
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
Birth month if born within year     Dec
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year      
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, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 49, microfilm series T9, film 774, page 260 = 37 A handwritten]
line27282930313233343536
street nameLine Street
house number324         
dwelling visit #357         
family visit #408         
nameDelmater [sic] John- Emma- Harry- Willie- Albert- JohnWood Elizabeth- Land- Alex- Harry
colorWWWWWWWWWW
sexMFMMMMFMMM
age37371074169 [?]352712
month born if born in year          
relationship WifeSonSonSonSonM in LawBro in LawBro in LawNephew
single  1111  11
married11        
widowed/divorced      11  
married during year          
occupationBook BinderKeeping HouseAt Schooldo  At HomeClerk in Mdse [???] StorePaper RollerAt School
months unemployed        3 
currently ill?          
blind          
deaf/dumb          
idiotic          
insane          
disabled          
school this year  11     1
can't read          
can't write          
birthplacePennNJdodododododododo
father's birthplacePennNJPenndododoNJNJdodo
mother's birthplacePennNJdodododoNJNJdodo

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 170, page 1]
[line] 1
[house] 10
[family] 10
[name] Delamater, John L [sic]
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 20 Dec 1861
[discharge date] 20 Dec 1864
[length of service] 3 years, 0 months, 0 days
[post office address] 324 Line St Camden N.J.
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, ward 5, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 52, microfilm series T623, film 958, page 32 = 1 A handwritten]
line43444546474849
streetLine St
house number324      
dwelling number8      
family number9      
nameDelamater John S- Emma E- Harry-Alexander- John S- Lewis LRichsomial [???] Jane [?]
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonSonSonBoarder
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMMMMF
birth dateDec 1843Mar 1843Dec 1869June 1876June 1879May 1881Aug 1880
age56573024211919
married?MMSSSSS
# years married3333     
mother of how many children? 5     
# of children living 5     
birthplacePennsylvaniaNew JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyNew Jersey
father's birthplaceNew YorkNew JerseyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew Jersey
mother's birthplaceIrelandNew JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyNew Jersey
immigration year       
# years in USA       
naturalized citizen?       
occupationBook Binder LaborerBroom MakerClerkTeamsterElectrical
# months not employed0 1212121212
# months in school       
can readyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedR      
free or mortgaged       
farm/houseH      
# of farm schedule       

1910 census

[1910 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, ward 5, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 31, microfilm series T624, film 873, page 65 = 1 B handwritten]
line8182838485
street 
house nr324    
dwelling nr15    
family nr17    
nameDellamter [sic] John S- Emma E- Alex A- John SLeming Hattie
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonSister
sexMFMMF
colorWWWWW
age6564323070
marital statusM1M1SSWd
#years present marriage4242   
mother of # children 5  0
mother of # living children 5  0
birthplacePennsylvaniaNew JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyPennsylvania
father's birthplaceNew YorkNew JerseyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceNew YorkNew JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyPennsylvania
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationBookbinderNoneCommercial SalesmanCommercial SalesmanNone
nature of industry etc.Publishing store Shoe storeGroceries [sic] Store 
employer etc.W WW 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No NoNo 
# weeks out of work 19090 00 
can readYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09     
owned/rentedR    
owned free or mortagaged     
farm/houseH    
nr on farm schedule     
civil war vetUA    
blind     
deaf & dumb     

1920 census

[1920 US census, New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, ward 5, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 33, microfilm series T625, film 1022, page 132 = 3 A handwritten]
line394041
streetLine Street
house number324  
dwelling visit number41  
family visit number41  
nameDelamater John S- Emma E- John S Jr
relationshipHeadWifeSon
own/rentO  
free/mortgaged (if owned)F  
sexMFM
raceWWW
age at last birthday777740
marital statusMMS
year of immigration   
naturalized/alien   
year of naturalization   
attended school since Sept 1919   
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
birth placePennsylvaniaNew JerseyNew Jersey
native language   
father's birthplaceNew YorkNew JerseyNew Jersey
father's native language   
mother's birthplaceUnited StatesNew JerseyNew Jersey
mother's native language   
can speak EnglishYesYesYes
occupationNoneNonePacker
industry, business  Coffee House
employment status  W
number of farm schedule   

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]


Delamatter John S
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Delamater John S

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 28 March 2014]

Delamater John S
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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