91st PA: Israel Eberly

Israel Eberly

Before the war

He was born in January 1836, in Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 8; 2 (20 in 1863), 6 (35 in 1870), 7 (47 in 1880), 8 (64 in 1900), 9 (73 in 1910), 11 (22 in 1860), 13 (14 in 1850), 21 (28 in 1863). place: 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13]

In 1850, he was apparently living in Mount Joy Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Tobias Bricker and Maria (Eberly) Bricker and their children. [source: 13]

In 1857/59, he married Harriet Patterson. She was born in March 1838, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, apparently to George and Elizabeth Patterson. They apparently had eight children, including:

[sources: 6, 7, 8 (8 children, 4 living in 1900), 9 (8 children, 4 living in 1910), 11, 15, 16, 17, 20, 23]

In 1860, he was living in Mount Joy Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Harriet, and with John Eberly. He was a potter, and owned $200 in personal property. [source: 11]

In June 1863, he was registered for the draft. He was a laborer, married, and living in Mount Joy Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [source: 21]

When he enlisted, he was a railroad employee. [source: 2]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 11 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private for three years in the 118th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry on 18 July 1863, at Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He served in company K. [sources: 1, 2, 3 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 5]

He was transferred to the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry on 2 June 1865, by special order 138 headquarters Army of the Potomac (dated 1 June 1865). He had received an advance bounty of $25, and was due $75. He had last settled his account on 31 August 1864, and had drawn $63.09 in clothing since. He had last been paid, by Major Holman, on 31 December 1864. He was a private, in company E. [source: 1, 2, 3, 24]

He was mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company. He was a private, in company E. [sources: 1, 5, 24]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Cayahuga [?] Falls, Summit County, Ohio. He was living with his wife Harriet, his sons Abraham and Charles, and with Louisa Patterson. He was working in a pottery, and owned $1,000 in real estate and $100 in personal property. [source: 6]

In 1880, he was living at 114 Coburn Street, Akron, Summit County, Ohio. He was a well digger. He was living with his wife Harriet and children Abraham, Charles, Harry, and William. [source: 7]

He applied successfully from Ohio for a pension on 19 December 1883. [sources: 3, 12]

In 1890, he was living in the 5th ward of Akron, Summit County, Ohio, at 113 Coburn Street. [source: 5]

In 1900, he was living at 113 Coburn Street, Akron, Summit County, Ohio. He was a well driller, and had been out of work seven months in the previous year. He was living with his wife Harriet, and children Charles, Harry, and William. [source: 8]

On 15 July 1907, he again applied for a pension, under the Act of 6 February 1907. He received $15 per month, on a certificate dated 18 January 1908. [sources: 12, 19]

In 1910, he was living at 659 Coburn Street, Akron, Summit County, Ohio. He was living on his own income. He was living with his wife Harriet and son Charles. [source: 9]

On 7 March 1911, he died, in Akron, Summit County, Ohio. [sources: 12, 14]

His widow, Harriet Eberly, applied successfully from Ohio for a pension on 15 March 1911, under the Act of 19 April 1908. She received $12 per month, on a certificate dated 6 April 1911. [sources: 3, 12, 18]

On 31 January 1914, Harriet Eberly died, in Summit County, Ohio [sources: 18, 22]

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 descriptive roll, company E, entry 192 (Israel Eberly)

3 pension index, by name (Israel Eberly) (searched 18 Feb 2001, on Ancestry)

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 [no card for the 118th, but no statement that there was no evidence in the 118th's records] (Israel Eberly)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Ohio, Summit County, Akron 5th ward, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 238, page 1 (Israel Eberly)

6 1870 US census, Ohio, Summit County, Cayahuga [?] Falls, microfilm series M593, film 1270, page 208 = 25 handwritten (Israel Eberly)

7 1880 US census, Ohio, Summit County, Akron, 5th [?] ward, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 194 [?], microfilm series T9, film 1068, page 102 C = 7 handwritten (Israel Eberly)

8 1900 US census, Ohio, Summit County, Akron Township, ward 5, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 72, microfilm series T623, film 1324, page 37 A = 9 handwritten (Israel Eberly)

9 1910 US census, Ohio, Summit County, Akron, ward 7, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 161, microfilm series T624, film 1234, page 54 A = 10 handwritten (Isearl [sic] Eberly)

10 [deleted]

11 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Mount Joy Township, microfilm series M653, film 1123, page 714 = 78 handwritten (Israel Eberly)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Israel Eberly)

13 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Mount Joy, microfilm series M432, film 788, page 20 recto = 39 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Israel Eberly)

14 abstract [not transcribed] of entry from the Ohio, death index, available on FamilySearch (accessed 7 July 2013) (Isreal Eberly)

15 [not transcribed] death certificate, Charles Eberly (son of Israel Eberly and Harriet Patterson), 29 January 1942, Ohio, Summit County, Talmadge (available on FamilySearch, accessed 7 July 2013)

16 [not transcribed] abstract of birth record in Ohio births and christenings 1821-1962, Harvey Eberly son of Israel Eberly and Harriet Patterson, 5 Dec 1873, available on FamilySearch (accessed 7 July 2013)

17 [not transcribed] abstract of birth record, in Ohio births and christenings 1821-1962, William Irving [Eberly] son of Israel Eberly and Harriet Patterson, 8 Apr 1879, available on FamilySearch (accessed 7 July 2013)

18 Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933 (Harriet widow of Israel Eberly)

19 Veterans administration, pension payments cards, 1907-1933 (Israel Eberly)

20 [not transcribed], death certificate, Ohio, Abraham L Eberly (son of Israel Eberly and Harriet Patterson), available on FamilySearch (accessed 7 July 2013)

21 consolidated lists of Civil War draft registration records, from National Archives and Records Administration record group 110 (Israel Eberly)

22 [not transcribed] abstract of entry from Ohio, death index, available on FamilySearch (accessed 7 July 2013)

23 [not transcribed] 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Mount Joy Township, microfilm series M432, film 788, page 31 verso = [62] handwritten (FamilySearch) (Harriet Patterson)

24 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Israel Eberly)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1920 US census
Ancestry index (accessed July 2007)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed July 2007)
Find a grave
accessed 7 July 1013
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
Ancestry index (accessed 7 July 2013)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 7 July 1013

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Israel Eberly in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Mount Joy, microfilm series M432, film 788, page 20 recto = 39 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain]
[the Israel Everly living in Elizabeth, Lancaster County (microfilm series M432, film 789, page 269 = 540 handwritten) is not my Israel, given his age--he is presumably the Israel Eberly living in Clay Township, Lancaster County, in 1870 and 1880 with his wife Elisa et al. (see 1860 census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Clay Township, microfilm series M653, film 1120, page 4 = 4 handwritten, and 1870 census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Clay Township, microfilm series M593, film 1354, page 75 = 29 handwritten (thanks to Alan Burns for pointing this out to me!, and for linking me to the correct census record)]
[Alan Burns has also informed me that Maria Bricker's birth name was Maria Eberly (1811-1879), and that she was the sister of Henry Eberly (1797-1884)]
line2425262728293031
Dwellings visited297       
Families visited1       
NameTobias BrickerMaria BrickerIsrael EberlyBenjamin BrickerFanny BrickerPolly BrickerHenry BrickerJohn Bricker
Age40391477533/12
SexMFMMFFMM
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmerNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Real estate owned$3100       
Birthplacedo [sc. Lancaster Co.]dododododododo
Married within year        
Attended school within year        
Over 20 & can't read/write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Mount Joy Township, microfilm series M653, film 1123, page 714 = 78 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since the apparent spouse's name matches the widow's name in the pension records (entries 3 and 18 above)]
line282930
Dwelling number583  
Family number583  
NameIsrael EberlyHarriet "John G "
Age22211/6
Sexmfm
Color   
OccupationPotter  
Value of real estate owned   
Value of personal estate200  
Place of birthPennsylvania" "" "
Married within year   
Attended school within year   
Cannot read & write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1870 census

[1870 US census, Ohio, Summit County, Cayahuga [?] Falls, microfilm series M593, film 1270, page 208 = 25 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since the apparent spouse's name matches the widow's name in the pension records (entries 3 and 18 above)]
[the FamilySearch index has the family name as 'Ebely' (accessed 7 July 2013); I think there is an indistinct 'r' in the name]
line3031323334
Dwelling-house number211    
Family number230    
NameEberly, Israel-, Harriet-, Abraham L-, CharliePatterson, Louisa
Age35309220
SexMFMMF
ColorWWWWW
Occupationworks in PotteryKeeping Houseattending schoolat homeworks in paper mill
Real estate value1000    
Personal estate value100    
BirthplacePennsylvaniadodoOhioPennsylvania
Father foreign born1    
Mother foreign born1    
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year  1  
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, Ohio, Summit County, Akron, 5th [?] ward, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 194 [?], microfilm series T9, film 1068, page 102 C = 7 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since the spouse's name matches the widow's name in the pension records (entries 3 and 18 above)]
line121314151617
street nameCoburne [??] Street
house number114     
dwelling visit #57     
family visit #66     
nameEberly IsraelHarrietAbrahamCharlesHarryWilliam
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMMM
age4745181261
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeSonSonSonSon
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationwell diger [sic]housekeeperwell digger   
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year   11 
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePenndodoOhiododo
father's birthplacePenndododododo
mother's birthplacePenndododododo

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Ohio, Summit County, Akron 5th ward, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 238, page 1]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 21
[house] 109
[family] 110
[name] Israel Eberly
[rank] Private
[company] E
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 18 July 1863
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 2 years, 0 months, 8 days
[post office address] 113 Coburn St Akron O
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Ohio, Summit County, Akron Township, ward 5, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 72, microfilm series T623, film 1324, page 37 A = 9 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since the spouse's name matches the widow's name in the pension records (entries 3 and 18 above)]
line3536373839
streetCoburn [??]
house number113    
dwelling number165    
family number190    
nameEberly Israel- Harriet- Charles- Harry- William
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonSon
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMM
birth dateJan 1836Mar 1838May 1866 [sic]Dec 1873Apr 1879
age6462342620
married?MMSSS
# years married4141   
mother of how many children? 8   
# of children living 4   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaOhioOhioOhio
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationWell Driller Well DrillerDriller of OilsJobs in [illegible]
# months not employed7 402
# months in school     
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO    
free or mortgagedM    
farm/houseH    
# of farm schedule     

1910 census

[1910 US census, Ohio, Summit County, Akron, ward 7, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 161, microfilm series T624, film 1234, page 54 A = 10 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since the spouse's name matches the widow's name in the pension records (entries 3 and 18 above)]
[the FamilySeach index has Israel's personal name as 'Ireal' (accessed 7 July 2013)]
line444546
streetCoburn Street
house nr659  
dwelling nr159  
family nr204  
nameEberly Isearl [sic]- Harriet- Charles
relationshipHeadWifeSon
sexMFM
colorWWW
age737243
marital statusM1M1S
#years present marriage5252 
mother of # children 8 
mother of # living children 4 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaOhio
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationOwn incomeNoneDriller
nature of industry etc.  Wells
employer etc.  Emp
out of work 15 Apr 1910?   
# weeks out of work 1909   
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedF  
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vetUA  
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 30 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Eberly Israel
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118 Pa

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

draft registration record

[consolidated lists of Civil War draft registration records, from National Archives and Records Administration record group 110
[transcribed from Ancestry, 7 July 2013]
[identity seems to be confirmed by his location in the 1860 census]

SCHEDULE I.--CONSOLIDATED LIST of all persons of CLASS I, subject to do military duty in the 9th Congressional District, consisting of the Counties of Lancaster and [blank] State of Pennsylvania, enumerated during the month of June 1863, under direction of Capt A. W. Bolenius, Provost Marshal.
[line number] 12
RESIDENCE. " " [sc. Mountjoy Twp.]
NAME. 12 Eberly, Israel
DESCRIPTION.
AGE 1st July 1863. 28
WHITE OR COLORED. " [sc. White]
PROFESSION, OCCUPATION, OR TRADE Laborer
MARRIED OR UNMARRIED. Mar'd
PLACE OF BIRTH. " [sc. Penna]
FORMER MILITARY SERVICE. [blank]
REMARKS. [blank]

Pension payment card, Harriet

[Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933]
[transcribed 7 July 2013, from FamilySearch]

NAME: Eberly, Harriet 21.079
Certificate No. 720.323 ARMY WIDOW Law: ACT OF APRIL 19th 1908
Name of Soldier: Israel
Service: Pr. K 118' and E 91' Pa V. I.
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
 1215 Mch 19116 Apr 1911
[the rest of the lines are blank]
Transferred from: Columbus,
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: Jan. 31 1914
Bureau notified: FEB 27 1914 3-1081
Remarks: 2659 [?] Coburn St
Fees: Atty. Aaron Teeple [?], Akron, O. Fee $10
Akron O.
Former Roll No. [blank]

pension payment card, Israel Eberly

[Veterans administration, pension payments cards, 1907-1933]
[transcribed from FamilySearch, 7 July 2013]

NAME: Eberly, Israel 105.590
Certificate No. 759,917
ARMY INVALID.
Law: ACT OF FEB. 6, 1907
Service: Pr K-118 and E-91-Pa V I
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
Reis.1515 July 0718 Jan 08
[the rest of the lines of the table are blank]
Fees: [blank]
Transferred from: COLUMBUS
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: 3/7/11 BP
Bureau notified: MAR 27 1911
Remarks: [blank]
Former Roll No. 343-02
Home: [blank]

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