He was born in March 1835 (7, 12; 2 (28 in 1863), 8 [18 in 1850], 9 [25 in 1860], 10 [36 in 1870], 11 [46 in 1880], 12 [65 in 1900], 13 [75 in 1910]). He was born in Pennsylvania (2, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13). He was born to Thomas Eisenhardt and Hannah Kerchner (7).
In 1850, he was living in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania (8). He was a tanner, living with a farmer (8). He had attended school within the year (8).
In 1860, he may have been living in Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (9). If so, he was living with Mary (presumably his wife), and with Ellis (presumably their son) (9). He was a shoemaker, and owned $75 in personal property (9).
When he enlisted, he was a shoemaker (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair (2).
He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private for three years in the 118th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry on 23 July 1863, at Frankford Pennsylvania (1, 2, 4 [Philadelphia PA], 5). He was mustered into service by Captain Yardley (2).
He was transferred to company E of the 91st PA on 2 June 1865, by special order 138 headquarters Army of the Potomac (dated 1 June 1865) (1, 2, 4, 14). He had received an advance bounty of $25, and was due $75 (2). He had drawn $61.91 in clothing since he had enlisted (2). He had last been paid, by Major Holman, on 31 December 1864 (2).
He was mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 4, 5). He was a private, in company E (14).
He married Mary Ann [unknown family name] (7). They had three known children (7):
In 1870, he was living in Haycock Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife MaryAnn, and children Henry, Noah, and Maria (10). He was a farmer, and owned $2000 in real estate and $400 in personal property (10).
In 1880, he was living in Haycock Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Mary, and children Henry, Noah, and Hannah [?] (11). He was a farmer (11).
He applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension, on 29 March 1883 (3, 6).
In 1890, he was living in Haycock Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (post office: Applebacks Valley [?]) (5).
In 1900, he was living in Haycock Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (12). He was widowed (12). He was living with his sons Henry and Noah, his daughter Hannah and her husband William Pearson, and a boarder (12). He was a farmer (12).
On 20 [?] February 1907, he again applied for a pension (6).
In 1910, he was living in Haycock Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his son Henry (13). He was widowed (13). He was a farmer (13).
He died on 23 February 1918, at Quakertown, [Bucks County,] Pennsylvania (6).
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 193 (Edwin Eisenhart)
3 Veterans' administration. Pension index, by name (Edwin Eisenhart [?])
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 the 118th's records don't refer to him] (Edwin Eisenhart)
5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Haycock Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 100, page 1 (Edwin T Eisenhart)
6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Edwin Eisenhart)
7 'Millers, Nesters, and other related families of eastern PA', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, accessed 14 August 2010, last updated 7 August 2010, contact Bruce [this is clearly the Edwin Eisenhart in the 1880 census, given e.g. the children] (Edwin D Eisenhardt)
8 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Lower Macungie, microfilm series M432, film 792, page 163 = 324 handwritten (Edwin Eisenhard)
9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Solebury Township, post office Lumberville, microfilm series M653, film 107, page 740 = 52 handwritten (Edwin Eisenhart) [NB: uncertain ID]
10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Haycock Township, microfilm series M593, film 131, page 275 = 11 handwritten (Edwin Eisenhart)
11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Haycock Township, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 141, microfilm series T9, film 1106, page 265 = 13 handwritten (Edwin Eisenhart)
12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Haycock Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 20, microfilm series T623, film 1385, page 64 = 1 B handwritten (Edwin Eisenhart)
13 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Haycock Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 29, microfilm series T624, film 1320, page 56 = 7 B handwritten (Edwin Eisenhart)
14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edwin Eisenhart)
|Name||John Singmaster||James "||Edwin "||Alexander "||Amanda Wasser||Catharine Buss||Edwin Eisenhard|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Farmer||Tanner||Do||Farmer labour||labourer|
|Real estate owned||13,000|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Pennsylvania]||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Edwin Eisenhart||Mary "||Ellis "|
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate||75|
|Place of birth||Pennsylvania||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Eisenhart Edwin||- Maryann||- Henry||- Noah||- Maria|
|Occupation||Farmer||Keeps House||At Home||" "||Domestic Servant|
|Real estate value||2000|
|Personal estate value||400|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year||Sept|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||96|
|family visit #||111|
|name||Eisenhart Edwin||- Mary A||- Henry||- Noah||- Hannah L. [?]|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Farmer||Keeping House||Farm Laborer|
|months unemployed||0 [?]||8|
|school this year||1||1||1|
|name||Eisenhart Edwin||- Henry D||- Noah||Pearson William||- Hannah E||Roderook Elizabeth|
|relationship||Head||Son||Son||Son in law||Daught||Boarder|
|birth date||Mar 1835||Mar 1868||Oct 1870||Sept 1876||Aug 1872||Feb 1821|
|# years married|
|mother of how many children?|
|# of children living|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Farmer||Day Laborer||Day Laborer||Day Laborer||Servant|
|# months not employed||0||0||0||1||0|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||M||F|
|# of farm schedule||9|
|name||Eisenhart Edwin||- Henry T.|
|#years present marriage|
|mother of # children|
|mother of # living children|
|nature of industry etc.|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?|
|# weeks out of work 1909|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged|
|nr on farm schedule||95|
|civil war vet||UA [???]|
|[a checkmark makes reading this entry difficult]|
|deaf & dumb|