91st PA: Patrick Dwier

Patrick Dwier

Before the war

He was born in 1833/34 (3 (27 in 1861), 8 [56 in 1896 at death]). He was born in Ireland (3, 8).

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, and dark hair (3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 13 November 1861 (1, 3, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Charles L Zinn (?) (3). He was mustered in as a private in company H (1, 9).

He was discharged at Camp Stanton, Washington DC on 5 April 1862 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 2, 3, 4). He was a private, in company H (9).

After the war

On 1 December 1863, he applied successfully for a pension (6, 7).

In 1890, he was living at 2616 Memphis Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 5). He was a laborer (4). He had had a broken ankle (4). John and Thomas Dwyer were also living there (5).

He died of apoplexy, on 28 March 1896, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was married (8). He was a carter (8). He died at, or was buried from, 2616 Memphis Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was buried at New Cathedral Cemetery, on 1 April 1896 (8).

On 3 April 1896, his widow, Mary Dwyer, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 7).

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) (Patrick Dwier)

2 company H, register of men discharged, #14 (Patrick Dwier)

3 company H, descriptive roll, #62 (Patrick Dwier)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 757, page [3] (image 2395 on <www.ancestry.com>) (Patrick Dwyer [?])

5 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Patrick Dwyer)

6 pension index, by name (Patrick Dwyer)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Patrick Dwyer)

8 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 28 March 1896, #20591 (Patrick Dwyer)

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Patrick Dwier)

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 757, page [3] (image 2395 on <www.ancestry.com>)]
[line] 35
[house] 221
[family] 223
[name] Patrick Dwyer [sic]
[rank] Priv.
[company] H
[unit] 91 R P. Vol
[enlistment date] - 1861
[discharge date] - 1862
[length of service] [blank] years, 8 months, [blank] days
[post office address] 2616 Memphis St
[disability incurred] Broken Ankle
[remarks]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on <www.ancestry.com>, March 2005]
Patrick Dwyer [sic], laborer, h 2616 Memphis
John Dwyer, laborer, h 2616 Memphis
Thomas Dwyer, laborer, h 2616 Memphis

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]


Dwier Patrick
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 28 March 1896, #20591, Patrick Dwyer]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed 2 December 2008)]

RETURN OF A DEATH IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
20591
1. Name of Deceased, Patrick Dwyer
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, Fifty-six years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, March 28th 96
7. Cause of Death, Apoplexy
Danl O'Callaghan M.D.
Residence, 2165 E. York [?] St.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Carter
9. Place of Birth, Ireland
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 31st
12. Street and Number, 2616 Memphis St.
13. Date of Burial, April 1st 1896
14. Place of Burial, New Cathedral Cemetery
Anthony B Hoskins Undertaker
Residence, 2464 Frankford Ave.

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