91st PA: Jonathan K Dernell or Durnell

Jonathan K Dernell or Durnell

Before the war

He was born in February 1841 (9; 4 (21 in 1863), 5 (21 in 1863), 7 [29 in 1870], 8 [39 in 1880], 9 [59 in 1900]). He was born in Butler [County], Pennsylvania (4, 5, 7, 8, 9).

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-3/4 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (4, 5).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 4, 5). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 16 July 1863 in the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry (1, 4, 5, 6). He served in company M (11, 14). He enlisted for three years (4, 5). His service was credited to the 23rd congressional district (4, 5).

He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st PA (1). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (2). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (3). He was then absent, as a private (3). He was a private in company K (1, 14, 15).

On 30 April 1865, he was reported absent sick (12). He was still absent sick at the end of June 1865, in Pittsburg Hospital (13).

He was wounded in action. He was transferred to the Veterans' Reserve Corps (1). He was a private in company K (15, which doesn't mention the VRC). He served in company I of the 7th Veterans' Reserve Corps (11). He was discharged on 22 July 1865 by general order (1, 6 [25 Jul]).

After the war

In 1867/68, he married Elizabeth [unknown family name] (9). In 1900, she had had nine children, eight of whom were alive (9).

On 7 January 1869, he applied successfully for a pension (10, 11).

In 1870, he was living in Allegheny Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Elizabeth (7). He was a laborer, and owned $340 in personal property (7).

In 1880, he was living in Donegal Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Elizabeth, and his children Della, James, Laura, Catharine, and Jennie (8). He was a teamster (8).

In 1890, he was living in Allegheny Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania (6).

In 1900, he was living in Allegheny Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Elizabeth, and his children James, Jennie, William, John, and Beulah (9). He was a farmer (9).

On 3 March 1903, his widow, Elizabeth Durnell, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (10, 11).

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) (JK Dernell)

2 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Jonathan Durrell)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Jonathan Durrell)

4 company K, third descriptive roll (Jonathan K Dernell)

5 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Jonathan K Durnell)

6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Allegheny Township, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 2, page 1 (Jonathan Durnell)

7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Allegheny Township, microfilm series M593, film 1315, page 22 = 16 handwritten (Jonathan Durnel)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Donegal Township, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 39, microfilm series T9, film 1109, page 192 B = 42 handwritten (Jonathan Durnell)

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Allegheny Township, supervisor's district 19, enumeration district 52, microfilm series T623, film 1386, page 34 B = 7 handwritten (Jonathan Durnell)

10 pension index, by name (Jonathan Durnell)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Jonathan Durnell [sic])

12 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Jonathan R Durnell)

13 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Jonathan K Dernell)

14 Page 182. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (Jonathan K Dernell)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jonathan K Durnell)

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Jonathan K Dernell in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Allegheny Township, microfilm series M593, film 1315, page 22 = 16 handwritten]
line1011
Dwelling-house number108 
Family number108 
NameDurnel JonathanElisabeth
Age2920
SexMF
ColorWW
OccupationLaborerKeeping House
Real estate value  
Personal estate value340 
BirthplacePaPa
Father foreign born  
Mother foreign born  
Birth month if born within year  
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 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...  

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Donegal Township, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 39, microfilm series T9, film 1109, page 192 B = 42 handwritten]
line12131415161718
street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #397      
family visit #397      
nameDurnell Jonathan- Elizabeth- Della M- James A- Laura B- Catharine- Jennie
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFMFFF
age393097531
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeDaughterSonDaughterDaughterDaughter
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationTeamsterHouse Keeping     
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year  11   
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Allegheny Township, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 2, page 1]
[line] 3
[house] 7
[family] 8
[name] Durnell Jonathan
[rank] Private
[company] M
[unit] 62 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 16 July 1863
[discharge date] 25 July 1865
[length of service] 2 years, 0 months, 9 days
[post office address] [blank]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Allegheny Township, supervisor's district 19, enumeration district 52, microfilm series T623, film 1386, page 34 B = 7 handwritten]
line84858687888990
street       
house number       
dwelling number141      
family number142      
nameDurnell Jonathan- Elisabeth- James A- Jennie A- William E- John R- Beaula [sic] M
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughterSonSonDaughter
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMFMMF
birth dateFeb 1841May 1850Aug 1872Apr 1879Sept 1885Apr 1888May 1891
age5950272114129
married?MMSSSSS
# years married3232     
mother of how many children? 9     
# of children living 8     
birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPa
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplaceN.Y.PaPaPaPaPaPa
immigration year       
# years in USA       
naturalized citizen?       
occupationFarmer Laborer (Tool [?] dresser [?]) At schoolAt schoolAt school
# months not employed0 4    
# months in school    777
can readyesyesyesyesyesyes 
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyes 
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyes 
owned/rentedO      
free or mortgagedF      
farm/houseF      
# of farm schedule76      

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 30 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Durnell Jonathan K
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 62 Pa Inf

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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