91st PA: Morris Ecker

Morris Ecker

Before the war

He was born in January 1849 (8; 2 (17 in 1865), 5 [31 in 1880], 6 [51 in 1900], 7 [61 in 1910], 8 [71 in 1920], 9 [12 in 1860]). He was born in Pennsylvania (2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12).

In 1860, he was living in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with Jacob and Catharine Ecker (presumably his parents), and Catharine and Lovina (presumably his sisters) (12).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair (2).

During the war

He was a substitute (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 23 March 1865 (1, 2, 3, 10). He was enlisted for one year, at Easton, Pennsylvania, by Captain Touche [?] (2). He was mustered in as a private in company H (1, 11).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 3, 10). He was a private, in company H (11).

After the war

In 1869/70, he married Caroline C [unknown family name] (6, 7). In 1900, she had had one child, who was alive (6). In 1910, she had had three children, who were all alive (7).

In 1880, he was living in Northampton County, Pennsylvania (5). He was a laborer (5). He was living with his wife Caroline, and two children (5).

On 31 March 1887, he applied successfully for a pension (4, 10).

In 1890, he was living in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania (post office: South Bethlehem) (3).

In 1900, he was living in Lower Saucon, Northampton Heights District, Northampton County, Pennsylvania (6). He had a confectionary store (6). He was living with his wife Caroline and daughter Ida (6).

In 1910, he was living in Northampton Heights Borough, Northampton County, Pennsylvania (7). He was a retail merchant in a grocery store (7). He was living with his wife Caroline C and daughter Ida Shiner (7).

In 1920, he was living at 516 Laurel, Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania (8). He was an invalid (8). He was living with his wife Carolyn and his daughter Ida and her family (8).

He died on 5 March 1920, at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (10).

On 20 March 1928, his widow, Caroline Ecker, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 10).

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) (Morris Ecker)

2 company H, descriptive roll, #156 (Morris Ecker)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Lower Saucon Townshp, supervisor's district 130, enumeration district 291, page 1 [sic] (Morris Ecker)

4 pension index, by name (Morris Ecker)

5 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, [illegible] Township, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 95, microfilm series T9, film 1162, page 169 = 18 B handwritten (Morris Ecker)

6 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Lower Saucon Northampton Heights District, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 113, microfilm series T623, film 1447, page 61 A = 10 handwritten (Morris B Ecker)

7 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Northampton Heights Borough, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 106, microfilm series T624, film 1382, page 51 B = 9 handwritten (Morris Ecker)

8 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Bethlehem City, ward 9, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 96, microfilm series T625, film 1608, page 94 A = 17 handwritten (Morris Ecker)

9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Lower Saucon Township, microfilm series M653, film 1148, page 753 = 35 handwritten (Morris Ecker)

10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Morris Ecker)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Morris Ecker)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Rootsweb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007
1850 US census
accessed June 2007
1870 US census
accessed June 2007
1930 US census
accessed June 2007

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Lower Saucon Township, microfilm series M653, film 1148, page 753 = 35 handwritten]
line1920212323
Dwelling number267    
Family number270    
NameJacob C EckerCatharineCatharineLovinaMorris
Age534891412
Sexmfffm
Color     
OccupationLab    
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate     
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year  111
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.  Idiotic  

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, [illegible] Township, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 95, microfilm series T9, film 1162, page 169 = 18 B handwritten]
line47484950
street name    
house number    
dwelling visit #122   
family visit #179   
nameEcker Morris" Caroline C" [illegible] H" Samuel
colorWWWW
sexMFMM
age313198
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeSon[crossed-out 'Daughter']
single    
married    
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationLaborerhousekeeperat schoolat school
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year    
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePaPaPaPa
father's birthplacePaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Lower Saucon Townshp, supervisor's district 130, enumeration district 291, page 1 [sic]]
[line] 13
[house] 150
[family] 160
[name] Morris Ecker
[rank] Private
[company] H
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 23 Mar 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 3 months, 17 days
[post office address] South Bethlehem Northampton Co. Pa.
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] Discharged by reason of Honorable muster out of service

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Lower Saucon Northampton Heights District, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 113, microfilm series T623, film 1447, page 61 A = 10 handwritten]
line323334
street   
house number   
dwelling number198  
family number208  
nameEcker Morris B- Caroline C- Ida S
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateJan 1849June 1849Oct 1887
age515012
married?MMS
# years married3030 
mother of how many children? 1 
# of children living 1 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationConfectionary Store At school
# months not employed   
# months in school  4
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYes
owned/rentedR  
free or mortgaged   
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Northampton Heights Borough, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 106, microfilm series T624, film 1382, page 51 B = 9 handwritten]
line767778
streetSterl [?] Annex
house nr1284  
dwelling nr172  
family nr183  
nameEcker Morris- Caroline CShiner Ida S
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
sexMFF
colorWWW
age616022
marital statusM1M1M1
#years present marriage40400
mother of # children 30
mother of # living children 30
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationRetail MerchantNoneNone
nature of industry etc.Grocery St  
employer etc.OA  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?[blank]  
# weeks out of work 1909[blank]  
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedR  
owned free or mortagaged   
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vetUA [?]  
blind[illegible][illegible][illegible]
deaf & dumb[illegible][illegible][illegible]

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Bethlehem City, ward 9, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 96, microfilm series T625, film 1608, page 94 A = 17 handwritten]
line23456789
streetLaurel
house number516       
dwelling visit number352       
family visit number358       
nameShiner Charles H- Ida- Mildred- Morris- Henry- ClaraEcker Morris- Carolyn C
relationshipHeadwifedausonsondaughterfather-in-lawmother-in-law
own/rentO       
free/mortgaged (if owned)M       
sexMFFMMFMF
raceWWWWWWWW
age at last birthday31329762 11/127170
marital statusMMSSSSMM
year of immigration        
naturalized/alien        
year of naturalization        
attended school since Sept 1919  YesYesYes   
can readYesYes    YesYes
can writeYesYes    YesYes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language        
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language        
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language        
can speak EnglishYesYes    YesYes
occupationCrane-manNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneInvalidNone
industry, businessSteel plant       
employment statusW       
number of farm schedule        

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 31 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Ecker Morris
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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