91st PA: Jeremiah Derr

Jeremiah Derr

Before the war

He was born in May 1845, in Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, to Philip Derr and Mary E Call. [sources: date: 9; 2 (19 in 1861), 4, 7 (14 in 1860), 8 (35 in 1880), 9 (55 in 1900), 10 (65 in 1910), 12, 13 (5 in 1850), 14 (25 in 1870). place: 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14. parents: 12; note that 13 might suggest his mother is Catharine--Philip is not living with a wife in 1860 (7 below), but is living with Mary (38) in 1870; could she be his second wife? (see microfilm series M593, film 1384, page 17, Chilisquaque Township page 17 = 18 handwritten)]

In 1850, he seems to have been living in Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Philip and Catharine Derr, along with his apparent siblings Isaiah and Aaron. He had attended school within the year. [source: 13]

In 1860, he was living in Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Philip Derr (presumably his father), six probable siblings, and two other apparently unrelated people. [source: 7]

When he enlisted, he was a boatman. [source: 4]

The Aaron Derr who also served in company F was apparently his brother. [sources: 7, 13]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, light eyes, and dark hair. [source: 4]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 18 or 22 October 1861. He was enlisted for three years, by Lieutenant Gregory, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or Milton, Pennsylvania. He was mustered in at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a private, in company F. [sources: 1, 2 [Philadelphia], 4 (18 Oct, Milton), 5 (18 Oct), 6 , 11 (18 Oct), 15 (18 Oct), 16]

He was promoted to corporal, probably on 1 January 1863, though possibly on 1 June 1863. [sources: 1, 2, 3 (1 Jan), 4 (1 Jan)]

He was transferred to company B of the 24th Veterans' Reserve Corps on 15 February 1864. When he was transferred, he was a corporal, in company F. [sources: 1, 2, 4, 6, 11, 16]

On 18 October 1864, he was discharged. [sources: 5, 11, 15]

He also served in company D of the 1st US Veteran Volunteers. He enlisted on 18 October 1864 or 23 January 1865. [sources: 5, 6, 11, 15 (18 Oct 64)]

On 23 January 1865, he was discharged from the 1st US Veteran Volunteers. [source: 5, 15 (23 Jan 66)]

After the war

In 1864 or 1865, he married Annie [unknown family name]. She was born in October 1847, in Rhode Island. In 1900, she had had seven children, five of whom were alive. In 1910, only four of them were alive. Their children include: [sources: 8, 9, 10, 12, 14]

In 1870, he was living in Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware. He was living with his wife Anna, and children Willie and Robert. He was a laborer. [source: 14]

On 19 May 1877, he successfully applied for a pension. [sources: 6, 11]

In 1880, he was living in Chillisquaque, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Annie, and children William, Philip, and Charles. He was a laborer. [source: 8]

In 1890, he was living in Chillisquaque, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (post office Milton). He had a hernia and hearing problems. [source: 5]

In 1900, he was living in Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Annie and children William, Charles, Rosa, and James. He was a day laborer. [source: 9]

On 12 March 1908, he again applied for a pension. [source: 11]

In 1910, he was living at 515 South Front Street, Milton Borough, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Anna, and his daughter Rosa and her family. He was a house plasterer. [source: 10]

On 26 November 1914, he died, at Milton, Pennsylvania. [source: 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) (Jeremiah Derr)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 31 August 2004 (Jeremiah Derr)

3 company F, list of non-commissioned officers (Jermiah [sic] Derr)

4 company F, descriptive roll, #63 (Jeremiah Derr)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Northumblerland County, Chillisquaque, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 143, page [2] (Jeremiah Derr)

6 pension index, by name (Jeremiah Derr)

7 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Chillisquaque Township (post office Milton), microfilm series M653, film 1149, page 155 = 49 handwritten (Jeremiah Derr)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Chillisquaque, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 143, microfilm series T9, film 1163, page 20 D = 20 handwritten (Jeremiah Derr)

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 134, microfilm series T623, film 1449, page 306 B = 4 handwritten (Jeremiah Derr)

10 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton Borough, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 76, microfilm series T624, film 1383, page 318 B = 16 handwritten (Jeramiah [sic] Derr)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Jeremiah Derr)

12 'Brobst family historical registry', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Art Holmes, last updated 12 April 2011, accessed 14 April 2011 (Jerimiah [sic] Derr)

13 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg, microfilm series M432, film 831, page 305 = 609 handwritten (Phillip Derr)

14 1870 US census, Delaware, New Castle County, Wilmington, subdivision 26, microfilm series M593, film 121, page 184 verso = 204 handwritten (Jeremiah Derr)

15 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed April 2011) (Jeremiah Derr)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Find a grave
accessed 13 April 2011
1920 US census
Ancestry FamilySearch, HeritageQuest indices (all accessed April 2011)
she is not living with Thomas and Rosa Shutt--see Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton, ward 5, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 95, microfilm series T625, film 1612, page 104 = 6 A handwritten
1930 US census
Ancestry, FamilySearch, Footnote indices (all accessed April 2011)
she is not living with Thomas and Rosa Shutt--see Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton, ward 5, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 49-32, microfilm series T626, film 2090, page 213 = 21 A handwritten

Display


Jeremiah Derr in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Jeremiah Derr in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Union County, Lewisburg, microfilm series M432, film 831, page 305 = 609 handwritten]
[identification is possible; I haven't found another candidate in the 1850 census, and I haven't found another candidate for this Philip Derr in the 1860 census]
line12345
Dwellings visited1927    
Families visited2018    
NamePhillip DerrCatharineIsaiahJeramiah [sic]Aron
Age3227653
Sexmfmmm
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 yearsBlacksmith    
Real estate owned500    
BirthplacePa [?]Germany   
Married within year     
Attended school within year   1 
Over 20 & can't read/write 1   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Chillisquaque Township (post office Milton), microfilm series M653, film 1149, page 155 = 49 handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the 1870 census and the birthplace listed in the company F descriptive roll]
line12345678910
Dwelling number337         
Family number331         
NamePhilip DerrJeremiah "Aaron "William C "Philip C "Mary C "Anne E "John B "Mary E CallWashington Hureback [?]
Age411412108424/122329
SexMMMMMFFMFM
Color          
OccupationBlack Smith       DomesticBlack Smith
Value of real estate owned1200         
Value of personal estate500         
Place of birthPennsylvaniadododododododododo
Married within year          
Attended school within year 1111     
Cannot read & write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

1870 census

[1870 US census, Delaware, New Castle County, Wilmington, subdivision 26, microfilm series M593, film 121, page 184 verso = 204 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other families at this household, headed by Malcolm Hood, hotelkeeper]
[identification is probable; this clearly matches the family in the 1880 and 1900 census--note that William there was born in Delaware]
line35363738
Dwelling-house number[1418]   
Family number[1570]   
NameDerr Jeremiah- Anna- Willie- Robert
Age252231
SexMFMM
ColorWWWW
OccupationLaborerAt homeAt homeAt home
Real estate value    
Personal estate value    
BirthplacePennsylvaniaRhode IslandDelawareDelaware
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, Northumberland County, Chillisquaque, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 143, microfilm series T9, film 1163, page 20 D = 20 handwritten]
[the next household is headed by Wm C Derr, presumably Jeremiah's brother]
[identification is probable, given the 1890 census and the location]
line910111213
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #184    
family visit #195    
nameDerr Jeremiah- Annie F- Wm H- Philip F- Charles H
colorWWWWW
sexmfmmm
age35321254
month born if born in year     
relationship wifesonsonson
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationLaborerKeeping HouseAt Home  
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year  1  
can't read     
[Philip and Charles have a crossed-out '1' in the "can't read" and "can't write" columns]
can't write 1   
birthplacePaRhode IslandDelawarePennaPa
father's birthplacePaIrelandPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePrussiaIrelandRhode IslandRhode IslandRhode Island

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Northumblerland County, Chillisquaque, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 143, page [2]]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 20
[house] 144
[family] 148
[name] Derr Jeremiah
[rank] Private
[company] D
[unit] 1st U.S. Vet Vol.
[enlistment date] 23 Jany 1865
[discharge date] 23 Jany 1866
[length of service] 1 [sic] year, 0 months, 0 days

[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 18 Oct 1861
[discharge date] 18 Oct 1864
[length of service] 3 years, 0 months, 0 days

[post office address] Milton " " " [sc. Northu Co Pa]
[disability incurred] Hernia + Hearing
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 134, microfilm series T623, film 1449, page 306 B = 4 handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the 1890 census and the location]
line909192939495
streetDrakeshirle [?] Avenue
house number619     
dwelling number86     
family number89     
nameDerr Jeremiah- Annie- William H- Charles K- Rosa I- James M
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonDaughterSon
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMFM
birth dateMay 1845Oct 1847July 1867Apr 1876Nov 1881Jan 1887
age555232241813
married?MMMSSS
# years married353512   
mother of how many children? 7    
# of children living 5    
birthplacePennsylvaniaRhode IslandDelawarePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceGermanyIrelandRhode IslandRhode IslandRhode IslandRhode Island
immigration year      
# years in USA      
naturalized citizen?      
occupationLaborer Day Roller Rolling MillLaborer- [illegible] Factory At School
# months not employed8 23  
# months in school     6
can readYesYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesNoYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedO     
free or mortgagedM     
farm/houseH     
# of farm schedule      

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton Borough, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 76, microfilm series T624, film 1383, page 318 B = 16 handwritten]
[identification is probable; this clearly matches the Anna and Rosa in the 1900 census]
line899091929394
streetSouth Front Street
house nr515     
dwelling nr345     
family nr351     
nameShutt, Thomas S- Rosa I [?]- Zelda F- Thomas JDerr, Jeramiah [sic]- Anna F
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonFather in lawMother in law
sexMFFMMF
colorWWWWWW
age3428536563
marital statusM1M1SSM1M1
#years present marriage99  4545
mother of # children 3   7
mother of # living children 2   4
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaRhode Island
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIre Irish
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaRhode IslandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGer GermanIre Irish
immigrated      
naturalized/alien      
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish  EnglishEnglish
occupationRougher [?]NoneNoneNonePlastererNone
nature of industry etc.Iron Mill   House 
employer etc.W   W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?Yes   No 
# weeks out of work 190912   0 
can readYesYes  YesYes
can writeYesYes  YesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  No   
owned/rentedO     
owned free or mortagagedM     
farm/houseH     
nr on farm schedule      
civil war vet    UA 
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 28 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Derr Jeremiah
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corp
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed April 2011)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Northumberland County
NAME Derr, Jeremiah
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 10/18/61 to 10/18/64
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. F. 91st Regt. Pa. Vol. Inf.
DATES OF SERVICE 10/18/64 - 1/23/66
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. D. 1st U.S. Vet. Regt.
RANK Private
CEMETERY NAME Harmony
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Milton Boro.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION F LOT No. 46
HEADSTONE Marble
INFORMATION GIVEN BY G.A.R. & S.V.
DATE 11/4/34
REMARKS B

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