91st PA: Jervis W Edes

Jervis W Edes

Before the war

He was born on 1 April 1834, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to William Edes and Caroline Childs. [sources: date: 14, 15; 4 (27 in 1861), 10 (36 in 1870), 11 (46 in 1880), 12 (66 in 1900), 16 (16 in 1850). place: 4, 10 (PA), 11, 12, 15, 16. parents: 15]

In 1850, he was living in Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents William and Caroline Edes, and with others (presumably siblings). He was a hostler, and had attended school within the year. [source: 16]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair. [source: 4]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 30 August 1861 He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Reiff. He served as a private in company C. [sources: 1, 4, 6 (31 Aug), 17]

He was sent to the Fairfax Seminary Hospital, in Alexandria, Virginia, on 17 June 1863, with sore feet. He had not returned by 8 September 1863, when Sinex asked for his return. On 6 October 1863, he returned from hospital. [sources: 2, 3]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 25 December 1863. [sources: 1, 6]

He was wounded on 14 May 1864. [sources: 1, 8]

His descriptive list was sent on 14 July 1864, but the descriptive list does not mention where it was sent. [source: 4]

He was absent, sick, at muster out. He was a private, in company C. [sources: 1, 6 (discharged 6 July 1865), 17]

After the war

In 1867/68, he married Sarah [unknown family name]. In 1900, she had had four children, three of whom were alive; they may all be hers by a previous marriage. [source: 12]

In 1870, he was living in ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Sarah, and with three Fitzsimon's, who may be her children by a previous marriage. He was a house painter. [source: 10]

On 11 September 1876, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 7, 9]

In 1880, he was living at 704 Court Street, ward 8, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Sarah, and with Joseph and Elizabeth (allegedly his children--but born to a father born in a different state than he was), with two Buckley's and with a boarder. He was a segar retailer. [sources: 11, 12]

In 1890, he was living in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. [source: 6]

In 1900, he was living at 1248 Chestnut Street, ward 10, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Sarah, and with four other step children or grandchildren. He was a day laborer. [source: 12]

On 13 February 1907, he died, in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He died of valvular disease of the heart (duration 180 days). He was a painter, and was widowed. On 16 February 1907, he was buried in Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 9 (1908), 13, 14, 15]

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, Sinex to Marvin, 8 September 1863

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 6 October 1863 (P. Edes)

4 company C, descriptive roll, entry 33 (Jervis W Edes)

5 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 28 (Jervice W Edes)

6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Reading, supervisor's district [3], enumeration district [70], page [2] (image 96 of 187 on Ancestry) (Jervice W Edes)

7 pension index, by name (Jervice W Edes)

8 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Jervis W Edes)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Jervice W Edes)

10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, division 7, microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 379 = 72 handwritten (Jerves Edes)

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Reading, ward 8, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 54, microfilm series T9, film 1102, page 319 = 11 C handwritten (Jervice W Edes)

12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Reading, ward 10, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 80, microfilm series T623, film 1378, pages 279 = 4 B to 280 = 5 A (Jervice [?] W Edes)

13 Pennsylvania death certificate indices, 1907 ("Edes, Jervice W.; 19960; Reading; Feb. 13.") (Jervice W Edes)

14 Find a grave, memorial 67523292, created by Tricker, added 27 March 2011, accessed 27 August 2012 [identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st on the pictured headstone] (Jervice W Edes)

15 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Berks County, 13 February 1907, file number 19960 (Jervice W [?] Edes)

16 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon, microfilm series M432, film 791, page 131 recto = 259 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Jervis Edes)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jervice W Edes)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1860 US census
William and Caroline are in NorthWest ward, Reading, Berks, PA (1860) (William 57, Caroline 49, Olive 24 Henry 22, Georgianna 19 all born Mass, with William 13 and Ellen 9 both born Pennsylvania)
I haven't found Jervis (even under the name 'Lewis') (searched FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (17 February 2013))
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 16 February 2013)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 16 February 2013)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 16 February 2013)
Pennsylvania death indices
1908 (accessed 27 August 2012)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 17 February 2013)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 17 February 2013)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 27 August 2012

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*NAME* in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Jervis W Edes in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon, microfilm series M432, film 791, page 131 recto = 259 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[although the FamilySearch indexer read his personal name as 'Lewis', the first letter has a descender, and looks more like 'J' to me than 'L'; I am reasonably confident I have read the name correctly]
[identification is likely, since the parents' names match the names in his death certificate]
line2021222324252627
Dwellings visited768       
Families visited819       
NameWilliam EdesCaroline "Jervis "Oliver "Henry "Georgianna "Caroline "William "
Age4639161412974
Sexmfmmmffm
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 yearsBrewer Hostler     
Real estate owned600       
BirthplaceMassdodoMassMassdoPaPa
Married within year        
Attended school within year  (1)(1)(1)(1)(1) 
Over 20 & can't read/write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, division 7, microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 379 = 72 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1880 census below]
line89101112
Dwelling-house number635    
Family number584    
NameEdes Jerves- SarahFitzsimon Mary- Joseph- Elizabeth
Age363816139
SexMFFMF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationPainter HouseKeeping HouseShoe PasterLearning Printingat School
Real estate value     
Personal estate value     
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaTexasPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born     
Mother foreign born     
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, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Reading, ward 8, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 54, microfilm series T9, film 1102, page 319 = 11 C handwritten]
[identification is likely, given his unusual name, and his (confirmed) location in 1890 (see the 1890 veterans schedule below)]
line17181920212223
street nameCourt Street
house number704      
dwelling visit #111      
family visit #113      
nameEdes, Jervice W.Sarah T [??]- Joseph R- Elisebeth [illegible]Buckley MichaelMary AFitzpatrick John
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMFMFM
age46482319222517
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeSonDaughter Wifeborder [sic]
single  11  1
married11  11 
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationRetailer of SegarsKeeping housePrinterMiliner [sic]MachinistKeeping houseClerk in Store
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year       
can't read       
can't write       
birthplaceMassN.Y.PennaPennaPennaTexasPenna
father's birthplaceMassIrelandPenna [sic]Penna [sic]IrelandPennaN.Y.
mother's birthplaceMassMdN.Y.N.Y.IrelandN.Y.Ireland

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Reading, supervisor's district [3], enumeration district [70], page [2] (image 96 of 187 on Ancestry)]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 21
[house] 531
[family] 113
[name] Edes Jervice W
[rank] Private
[company] C
[unit] 91 [blank]
[enlistment date] Aug 31 1861
[discharge date] Dec 25 1863
[enlistment date] Reenlisted Dec 25 1863
[discharge date] July 6 1865
[length of service] 3 years, 10 months, 9 days
[post office address] Reading Pa
[disability incurred] None
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Reading, ward 10, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 80, microfilm series T623, film 1378, pages 279 = 4 B to 280 = 5 A]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1880 census above]
line9899100123
streetChestnut StreetChestnut St
house number1248     
dwelling number90     
family number90     
nameEdes Jervice [?] W- Sarah [illegible initial][illegible]Buckley Geraldine- Loretta- John
relationshipHeadWifeStep [illegible]Step grand daughterStep grand daughterStep grand son
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFFFM
birth dateApr 1834Mar 1832Febr 1856 [?]June 1862Dec [?] 1884Apr 1888
age666444171512
married?MM[illegible]SSS
# years married323220 [?]   
mother of how many children? 44   
# of children living 33   
birthplaceMassachusettsNew YorkTexasPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceMassachusettsIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceMassachusettsBaltimoreNew YorkTexasTexasTexas
immigration year      
# years in USA      
\naturalized citizen?      
occupationDay Laborer   At schoolAt school
# months not employed0     
# months in school    1 [?]10
can readYesYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedR     
free or mortgaged      
farm/houseH     
# 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]


Edes Jervice W
[the 'c' could be an 's', and perhaps the 'ce' could be an 'n' as in the Fold3 index (though I think not)]
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Berks County, 13 February 1907, file number 19960, Jervice W [?] Edes]
[received 15 February 2013, ordered 27 August 2012, from PA Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics]


COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
File No. 19960
Registered No. 237
PLACE OF DEATH
County of Berks
City of Reading
Registration District No. 233
Primary Registration District No. 49
(No. 1015 Madison Ave, 14" Ward)
FULL NAME Jervice W. [?] Edes

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
SEX Male
COLOR White
DATE OF BIRTH (Month) 4" (Day) 1" (Year) 1834
AGE 72 years, 10 months, 12 days
Widowed
BIRTHPLACE Massachusetts
NAME OF FATHER Wm Edes
BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Mass.
MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Caroline Childs
BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Mass.
OCCUPATION Painter
THE ABOVE STATED PERSONAL PARTICULARS ARE TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF
(Informant) Joseph C. F. Edes
(Address) 1015 Madison Ave.
Filed Feb 14 1907
F. P. Haine Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
DATE OF DEATH (Month) 2" (Day) 13" (Year) 1907

I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Jan. 25 1907, to Feb. 13" 1907 that I last saw him alive on Feb. 12" 1907 and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 6. A.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:

Valvular disease of the Heart (Duration) 180 Days
Contributory [blank]
(Signed) S. L. Dreibelleis [?] M.D.
Feb 13", 1907. (Address) Reading Pa) [sic]
SPECIAL INFORMATION for Hospitals, Institutions, Transients, or Recent Residents. [blank]
PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Charles Evans Cemetr
DATE OF BURIAL Feb 16 1907
UNDERTAKER Henry Henninger ADDRESS 716 [?] Penn st

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