91st PA: Daniel Doster

Daniel Doster

Before the war

He was born on 10 October 1845, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Michael Doster and Annie M [unknown surname]. [sources: date: 7, 8; 6 [21 probably when he reenlisted], 9 [37 yrs 8 mos at death], 10 [4 in 1850], 11 [14 in 1860], 12 [24 in 1870], 13 [35 in 1880]. parents: 14] place: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13]

In 1850, he was living in ward 3, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Michael and Anna M Doster, and with Charles, Michael, John, Anna, and William (presumably his siblings). [source: 10]

In 1860, he was living in ward 11, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents, Michael and Anna Doster, and with Charles, Caroline, Michael, John, William, and Annie (presumably his siblings, and Charles' wife Caroline?). He was a salesman. [source: 11]

When he enlisted, he was a labo[rer]. [source: 6]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. [source: 6]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Reiff. He was a private, in company C. [sources: 1, 6, 15]

He was detailed as an orderly in the Provost Marshall's Office, Washington DC, by an order dated 10 May 1862, and was still there on 13 June 1863, and 8 September 1863. [sources: 2, 3]

On 22 September 1863, he was relieved from duty at the Headquarters of the Military District of Washington. [source: 5]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer. [source: 1]

On 3 July 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 July 1865. [sources: 1, 4]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company C. [sources: 1, 15]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Michael and Anna Maria Doster, and with William (presumably his brother). He was a hater [?] (perhaps hatter?). [source: 12]

In 1880, he was living at 517 St John Street, ward 11, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Michael and Anna Doster, and with his brother Charles. He was a salesman, but had been out of work 12 months in the previous year. [source: 13]

On 18 July 1883, he died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died of haemoptysus (consumption [illegible word]). He was single. He died at, or was buried from, his parents' residence, 517 St John Street, ward 11, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [7, 8 (19 July), 9 (19 July), 14 [10 July]]

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, 13 June 1863, Sinex to Marvin

3 letter, 8 Sep 1863, Sinex to Marvin

4 special order 39, HQ 91st PA, 3 July 1865 (Daniel Doster)

5 special orders received, #48, received 5 October 1863 (Daniel Doster)

6 company C, descriptive roll, entry 30 (Daniel Doster)

7 Elizabeth Anne Middleton Doster, Wadsworth Doster. The Doster genealogy. 1945. On Google Books [snippet view only] (Daniel Doster)

8 Find a grave, memorial 47989750 (accessed 9 September 2010) (Daniel Doster)

9 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 July 1883 (available at Find a grave) (Daniel Doster)

10 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Northern Liberties, ward 3, microfilm series M432, film 810, page 175 = 349 handwritten = 129 handwritten (Daniel Doster)

11 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 11, microfilm series M653, film 1161, page 858 = 32 handwritten (Daniel Doster)

12 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, district 32, microfilm series M593, film 1395, page 540 = 31 handwritten (Daniel Doster)

13 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 11, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 191, microfilm series T9, film 1172, page 460 = 11 C handwritten (Daniel Doster)

14 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 23 July 1883, page 5 (Daniel Doster)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name
Ancestry's index (accessed December 2006)
1890 veterans schedules
Ancestry's index (accessed 29 September 2010)
1900 US census
HeritageQuest, FamilySearch indices (accessed 12 September 2010)
1910 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 12 September 2010)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest, FamilySearch indices (accessed 12 September 2010)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 12 September 2010)

Doster genealogy

[Elizabeth Anne Middleton Doster, Wadsworth Doster. The Doster genealogy. 1945. On Google Books [snippet view only]]
Daniel Doster, b. Oct 10, 1845 Philadelphia, Pa. d. same July 18, 1883, age 38, before his father's death. Union Army, Civil War, 91st Penna. Volunteers under Col. Gregory, later in Provost Marshal's Dept., Washington, D.C. 1862. ...

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Northern Liberties, ward 3, microfilm series M432, film 810, page 175 = 349 handwritten = 129 handwritten]
line1415161718192021
Dwellings visited638       
Families visited783       
NameMickle [sic] DosterAnn M "Charles "Michal [sic] "John "Anna "Daniel "William "
Age4643231210642
SexMFMMMFMM
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 yearsSilver Smith Tobacconist     
Real estate owned12,000       
BirthplaceGermany"Pena [sic]"""""
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, ward 11, microfilm series M653, film 1161, page 858 = 32 handwritten]
line123456789
Dwelling number250        
Family number316        
NameMicheal [sic] DosterAnna "Charles "Caroline "Micheal [sic] "John "Daniel "William "Annie "
Age555132292220141116
SexMFMFMMMMF
Color         
OccupationSpectacle Maker Tobacconist US ArmyTobacconistSales man  
Value of real estate owned$5500        
Value of personal estate$6000        
Place of birthWettenbarg [?]" "Pennsylvania" "" "" "" "" "" "
Married within year         
Attended school within year         
Cannot read & write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, district 32, microfilm series M593, film 1395, page 540 = 31 handwritten]
line20212223
Dwelling-house number217   
Family number302   
NameDoster Michael- Anna Maria- Daniel- William
Age65622421
Sexmfmm
Colorwwww
OccupationOpticianKeeping houseHater [?]Laborer
Real estate value3000   
Personal estate value500   
BirthplaceWurtembergWurtembergPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born1111
Mother foreign born1111
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 11
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...    

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 11, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 191, microfilm series T9, film 1172, page 460 = 11 C handwritten]
line21222324
street nameSt John St
house number517   
dwelling visit #86   
family visit #105   
nameDoster Michael- Anna M- Charles A- Daniel
colorWWWW
sexMFMM
age75725235
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeSonSon
single   1
married  1 
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationSpectacle makerKeeping HouseCigar MakerSalesman
months unemployed12  12
currently ill?[illegible word, beginning 'A']   
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year    
can't read    
can't write    
birthplaceWurtembergWurtembergPennaPenna
father's birthplaceWurtembergWurtembergWurtembergWurtemberg
mother's birthplaceWurtembergWurtembergWurtembergWurtemberg

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]


Doster Daniel
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corp
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 July 1883, Daniel Doster (available at Find a grave)]
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Daniel Doster
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 37 years 8 mos.
5. Single
6. Date of Death, July 19th
7. Cause of Death, Haemoptysus (consumption [illegible world])
W. Ellersham M.D.
Residence, 206 Brown st.

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, --
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 11th
12. Street and Number, 517 St John St
13. Date of Burial, Monday July 23 1883
14. Place of Burial, Mount Vernon Cemetery
Wm S Nelverson [?] + Co Undertaker
Residence, 871 Nth 11th [?] St

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 23 July 1883, page 5]
[transcribed May 2011, GenealogyBank]

DOSTER--Suddenly, on the 10th inst, DANIEL, son of Michael and Annie M. Doster, in the thirty-eighth year of his age

The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the residence of his parents, No 517 St. John street. Interment at Mount Vernon.


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