91st PA: Edwin Eisenhart

Edwin Eisenhart

Before the war

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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair (2).

During the war

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).

After the war

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).

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 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)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1920 US census
LDS and HeritageQuest indices (accessed August 2010)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed August 2010)

Display



Edwin Eisenhart in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Lower Macungie, microfilm series M432, film 792, page 163 = 324 handwritten]
[This is the only plausible Edwin Eisenhart I found in the LDS index (accessed August 2010); note also that Thomas and Hannah Eisenhart, presumably his parents (based on the WorldConnected gedcom) are living in the same township, listed on the previous census page]
line26272829303132
Dwellings visited397      
Families visited429      
NameJohn SingmasterJames "Edwin "Alexander "Amanda WasserCatharine BussEdwin Eisenhard
Age53241816181416
Sexmmmmffm
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmerTannerDoFarmer labour  labourer
Real estate owned13,000      
Birthplace" [sc. Pennsylvania]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year  1  11
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Solebury Township, post office Lumberville, microfilm series M653, film 107, page 740 = 52 handwritten]
[On the one hand, this Edwin's occupation matches the occupation of my Edwin at enlistment. On the other hand, I have no other reference to a child named 'Ellis'. I have tentatively assumed this is the correct Edwin, but I am not confident that I am right.]
line333435
Dwelling number407  
Family number403  
NameEdwin EisenhartMary "Ellis "
Age25213/12
Sexmfm
Color   
OccupationShoemaker  
Value of real estate owned   
Value of personal estate75  
Place of birthPennsylvania""
Married within year   
Attended school within year   
Cannot read & write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Haycock Township, microfilm series M593, film 131, page 275 = 11 handwritten]
line1213141516
Dwelling-house number82    
Family number94    
NameEisenhart Edwin- Maryann- Henry- Noah- Maria
Age363939/1211
SexMFMMF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeps HouseAt Home" "Domestic Servant
Real estate value2000    
Personal estate value400    
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
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, Bucks County, Haycock Township, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 141, microfilm series T9, film 1106, page 265 = 13 handwritten]
[the location is the same as the Edwin Eisenhart in the 1890 veterans' census]
line2425262728
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #96    
family visit #111    
nameEisenhart Edwin- Mary A- Henry- Noah- Hannah L. [?]
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMF
age464913108
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeSonSonDaughter
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationFarmerKeeping HouseFarm Laborer  
months unemployed0 [?] 8  
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled   1 
school this year  111
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Haycock Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 100, page 1]
[line] 2
[house] 37
[family] 43
[name] Edwin T. Eisenhart
[rank] Private
[company] E
[unit] 91 Pa
[enlistment date] 23 July 1863
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 11 months, 17 days
[post office address] Applebacks Valley [?]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[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]
[the location is the same as the Edwin in the 1890 veterans' census]
line757677787980
street      
house number      
dwelling number15     
family number15     
nameEisenhart Edwin- Henry D- NoahPearson William- Hannah ERoderook Elizabeth
relationshipHeadSonSonSon in lawDaughtBoarder
colorWWWWWW
sexMMMMFF
birth dateMar 1835Mar 1868Oct 1870Sept 1876Aug 1872Feb 1821
age653229232779
married?WdSSMMWd
# years married      
mother of how many children?      
# of children living      
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year      
# years in USA      
naturalized citizen?      
occupationFarmerDay LaborerDay LaborerDay LaborerServant 
# months not employed00010 
# months in school      
can readyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes[blank]
owned/rentedO  O  
free or mortgagedM  F  
farm/houseF  F  
# of farm schedule9     

1910 census

[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]
[the location is the same as the Edwin in the 1890 veterans' census]
line7273
street  
house nr  
dwelling nr90 
family nr97 
nameEisenhart Edwin- Henry T.
relationshipHeadSon
sexMM
colorWW
age7543
marital statusWdS
#years present marriage  
mother of # children  
mother of # living children  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationFarmerLaborer
nature of industry etc.  
employer etc.WW
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  
# weeks out of work 1909  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedR 
owned free or mortagaged  
farm/houseF 
nr on farm schedule95 
civil war vetUA [???] 
[a checkmark makes reading this entry difficult]
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 31 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Eisenhart Edwin
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118 Pa I

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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