91st PA: Henry Ellwanger

Henry Ellwanger

Before the war

He was born in January 1846, in Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 3 (18 in 1865), 6 (Jan 1846), 8 (26 in 1870), 12 (85 in 1930), 14 (65 in 1910), 15 (73 in 1920), 17 (86 at death in 1931). place: 3, 6, 12]

When he enlisted, he was a farmer. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He was a substitute. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 March 1865 He was enlisted for one year, at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, by Captain Blair. He was a private in company H. [sources: 1, 3, 4 (Apr 1865), 11, 19, 20, 21]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private in company H. [sources: 1, 4, 11, 19, 20, 21]

After the war

He married Maria [Marie? Mary?] [unknown family name] in 1865/1866. She was born in 1837/38, in Pennsylvania. They had at least four children:

[sources: 6, 8, 9]

They moved from Pennsylvania to Iowa sometime between 1865/66 and 1867/68. [source: 8]

In 1870, he was living in Marion Township, Marshall County, Iowa, with his wife and their children Harvey and Mary. He was a farm laborer, and owned $725 in personal property. [source: 8]

He was a member of the Nebraska Grand Army of the Republic, post 310, in Rushville, Sheridan County, Nebraska. [source: 2]

On 6 April 1888, he applied successfully from Nebraska for a pension. [sources: 5, 11]

In 1890, he was living in Clinton, Sheridan County, Nebraska. [source: 3]

In 1893, he was living in Pine Ridge, Nebraska. [source: 7]

In 1900, he was living in White Clay Precinct, Sheridan County, Nebraska. He was a farmer. He was living with his wife, Maria [Marie?], and their daughter Sadie. Maria had had seven [?] children, two of whom were alive. [source: 6]

Aoubt 1904, he moved to National City, San Diego County, California. [source: 16]

On 25 March 1908, he again applied for a pension. [source: 11]

In 1910, his widow, Mary E Ellwanger, was living on Highland Avenue, in National City Township, San Diego County, California. She was a farmer, on her own farm. She was living with her daughter, Sadie Geery (a widow), and grandson Henry Geery. [source: 10]

In 1910, he was living with his son H S Ellwanger (and two grandchildren). He was a cook for a railroad camp. [source: 14]

On 11 May 1912, his wife, Mary E Ellwanger, died, at National City, California. She was buried in Greenwood Memorial Cemetery (presumably Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego County, California). She was survived by Mrs S Miller of National City, and Harry S Ellwanger of San Diego. She was buried at Greenwood Cemetery. [sources: 16, 18]

In 1920, he was living on a farm, on Woolman Avenue, San Diego Township, San Diego County, California. He was a gardener, in his own garden. His children, Sadie Miller and Henry S Ellwanger seem to have been living at 2092 7th Avenue, National City, San Diego County, California. [sources: 13, 15]

In 1930, he was living on 7th Avenue, National City, San Diego County, California. He was living with his daughter, Sadie Miller. He was widowed, and was not working. [source: 12]

He died on 19 April 1931, at National City, San Diego County, California. Funeral services were held at Bonham Brothers' Mortuary, under the auspices of the Heintzelman Post Number 33, Grand Army of the Republic. He was a member of a GAR post in Rushville, Nebraska. He was survived by two children, Mrs Sadie Miller, and Harry S Ellwanger (both living in National City). He was buried in the Greenwood Memorial Cemetery (presumably Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego County, California). [sources: 11, 16, 17]

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) (Henry Ellwanger)

2 Nebraska GAR membership index, searched 30 December 2004 (Henry Elwinger)

3 company H, descriptive roll, #148 (Henry Ellwanger)

4 1890 US Census, Veterans' schedule, Nebraska, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 419, Antelope Valley + Clinton, Sheridan County, line 7 (Henry Ellwanger)

5 pension index, by name (Henry Ellwanger)

6 1900 US census, Nebraska, Sheridan County, White Clay Precinct, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 172, sheet 2B (Henry Ellwanger [?])

7 1893 Roster of Nebraska Veterans, Miscellaneous Entries A-L (Henry Ellwanger)

8 1870 US census, Iowa, Marshall County, Marion Township (post office: Marshalltown), page 18 handwritten = 438 stamped (Henry Ellwanger)

9 1880 US census, Iowa, Marshall County, Vienna Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 298, page 9 handwritten = 240 A stamped (Henry Ellwanger)

10 1910 US census, California, San Diego County, National City Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 135, sheet 14B

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Henry Ellwanger)

12 1930 US census, California, San Diego County, National City, supervisor's district 21, enumeration district 37-43, microfilm series T626, film 190, page 191 = 2 A handwritten (Henry Ellwanger)

13 1920 US census, California, San Diego County, National City, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 245 , microfilm series T625, film 130, page 160 = 5 B handwritten (children only?)

14 1910 US census, California, San Diego County, San Diego, ward 8, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 162, microfilm series T624, film 95, page 131 = 1 B handwritten (Henry Ellwanger)

15 1920 US census, California, San Diego County, Chollas Precinct, San Diego Township, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 226, microfilm series T625, film 130, page 174 = 2 A handwritten] (Henry Ellwange [sic])

16 death notice, San Diego Union 22 April 1931, page 2 (Henry Ellwanger)

17 death notice, San Diego Union 22 April 1931, page 15 (Henry Ellwanger)

18 death notice, San Diego Union, 14 May 1912, page 2 (Mary E Ellwanger)

19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Ellwanger)

20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Ellwanger)

21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Elwanger)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
FamilySearch: searched Henry Ellwanger b. PA 1840-1850, living in PA in 1850 (accessed 21 Jan 12)
Ellwanger's are living in Mifflin in 1850 (see page 303 verso = 604 handwritten), but no Henry Ellwanger is.
Could he be David Ellwanger, 4 years old, or Henry Ludwig, 3 years old
Find a grave
accessed 30 September 2010, and again on 21 January 2012 (checking cemetery too)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 30 September 2010

Display


Henry Ellwanger in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Henry Ellwanger in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Mifflin Township, microfilm series M653, film 1136, page 462 = 271 handwritten]
[This is the only person I found who could be Ellwanger, but I have no other evidence indicating he is]
line373839
Dwelling number1793  
Family number1793  
NameYork [?] ElwangerHarriet "Henry "
Age342615
SexMFM
Color   
OccupationFarmer Laborer
Value of real estate owned2500  
Value of personal estate600  
Place of birth" [sc. Pa]""
Married within year   
Attended school within year   
Cannot read & write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1870 census

[1870 US census, Iowa, Marshall County, Marion Township (post office: Marshalltown), page 18 handwritten = 438 stamped]
line4567
Dwelling-house number124   
Family number124   
NameEllwanger Henry_ Mary_ Harvey_ Mary
Age26 [sic]3242
SexMFMF
ColorWWWW
OccupationFarm LaborerKeeping houseAt Home" [sc. At Home]
Real estate value    
Personal estate value725   
BirthplacePennsylvania" [sc. Pennsylvania]" [sc. Pennsylvania]Iowa
Father foreign born1   
Mother foreign born1   
Birth month if born within year    
Marriage month if married within year    
Attended school past year    
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, Iowa, Marshall County, Vienna Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 298, page 9 handwritten = 240 A stamped]
line5678910
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #80     
family visit #82     
nameEllwanger Henry_ Mary_ Harry S_ Menona_ Sarah_ John
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMFFM
age3340131144m
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeSonDaughterDaughterSon
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationFarmerKeeping HouseFarmerKeeping house  
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  11  
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIowaIowaIowa
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennPennPennPennPenn
mother's birthplaceBadenPennPennPennPennPenn

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Nebraska, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 419, Antelope Valley + Clinton, Sheridan Cty, page 1]
[line] 7
[house] 117
[family] 117
[name] Ellwanger, Henry
[rank] Private
[company] H
[unit] 91 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] Ap 1865
[discharge date] July 1865
[length of service] 1 year, [blank] months, [blank] days [sic]
[post office address] Clinton
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Nebraska, Sheridan County, White Clay Precinct, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 172, sheet 2B]
line99100101
street   
house number   
dwelling number34  
family number35  
nameEllwanger [?] Henry_ Maria [or Marie?]Ellwanger Sadie
relationshipHeadWifeDaught
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateJan 1846Mch [?] 1840Oct 1876
age546023
married?MMS
# years married3434 
mother of how many children? 7 [?] 
# of children living 2 
birthplacePensylvaniaPensylvaniaIowa
father's birthplaceGermanyPensylvaniaPensylvania
mother's birthplaceGermanyPensylvaniaPensylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationFarmer  
# months not employed   
# months in school   
can read[illegible]yes
can write[illegible]yes
speaks English[illegible]yes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseF  
# of farm schedule[illegible]  

1910 census

[1910 US census, California, San Diego County, National City Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 135, sheet 14B]
line818283
streetHighland Avenue  
house nr   
dwelling nr346  
family nr377  
nameEllwanger Mary EGeery Sadie_ Henry
relationshipHeadDaughterGrandson
sexFFM
colorWWW
age70308
marital statusWdWdS
#years present marriage   
mother of # children41 
mother of # living children21 
birthplacePennsylvaniaIowaNebraska
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNebraska
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIowa
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationFarmer Own FarmDressmakerNone
employer etc.OAOA 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?   
# weeks out of work 1909   
can readyesyes 
can writeyesyes 
school since 1 Sep 09  yes
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedF  
farm/houseF  
nr on farm schedule25  
civil war vet   
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1910 census

[1910 US census, California, San Diego County, San Diego, ward 8, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 162, microfilm series T624, film 95, page 131 = 1 B handwritten]
line53545556
streetNinth Street
house nr513   
dwelling nr12   
family nr20   
nameEllwanger H. S.- Donald E.- Hallie M.- Henry
relationshipHeadSonDaughterFather
sexMMFM
colorWWWW
age43191665
marital statusWdSSM1
#years present marriage    
mother of # children    
mother of # living children    
birthplacePennsylvaniaNebraskaNebraskaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaUn
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaIowaIowaPennsylvania
immigrated    
naturalized/alien    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationPrinterChaffeurNoneCook
nature of industry etc.Job PrintingFor Sale Shop R Road Camp
employer etc.O.A.W W
out of work 15 Apr 1910? No No
# weeks out of work 1909 0 0
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09 nono 
owned/rentedR   
owned free or mortagaged    
farm/houseH   
nr on farm schedule    
civil war vet   CW [??]
blind    
deaf & dumb    

1920 census

[1920 US census, California, San Diego County, Chollas Precinct, San Diego Township, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 226, microfilm series T625, film 130, page 174 = 2 A handwritten]
line42
streetWoolman Ave
house numberFm
dwelling visit number35
family visit number35
nameEllwange [sic] Henry
relationshipHead
own/rentO
free/mortgaged (if owned)F
sexM
raceW
age at last birthday73 [sic]
marital statusWd
year of immigration 
naturalized/alien 
year of naturalization 
attended school since Sept 1919 
can readyes
can writeyes
birth placePennsylvania
native language 
father's birthplacePennsylvania
father's native language 
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's native language 
can speak Englishyes
occupationGardner [sic]
industry, businessOwn Garden
employment statusO.A.
number of farm schedule 

1920 census

[1920 US census, California, San Diego County, National City, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 245 , microfilm series T625, film 130, page 160 = 5 B handwritten]
[This seems to be Henry's children Sadie and Henry]
line545556
street7 Avenue
house number2092  
dwelling visit number136  
family visit number140  
nameMiller, Sadie- HenryEllwanger, Henry S
relationshipHeadSonHead
own/rentO  
free/mortgaged (if owned)F  
sexFMM
raceWWW
age at last birthday421862 [? could be 52]
marital statusMSWd
year of immigration   
naturalized/alien   
year of naturalization   
attended school since Sept 1919 No 
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
birth placeIowaNebraskaPennsylvania
native language   
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaSouth DakPennsylvania
father's native language   
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaIowaPennsylvania
mother's native language   
can speak Englishyesyesyes
occupationnoneMessenger boyNone
industry, business Ship plant 
employment status W 
number of farm schedule   

1930 census

[1930 US census, California, San Diego County, National City, supervisor's district 21, enumeration district 37-43, microfilm series T626, film 190, page 191 = 2 A handwritten]
line20212223
street7 Ave
house number? [sic]   
[this entry is between 2105 and 2040]
dwelling visit #35   
family visit #36   
nameMiller Sadie- MargaretEllwanger HenryEmerson Ralph
relationHeadGranddaughterfatherBoarder
owned/rentedO   
value or rent$4000   
radio    
farmNo   
sexFFMM
colorWWWW
age5078527
married?MSWDS
age 1st marriage22   
school/college since 9/29noyesnono
can read & writeyesyesyesyes
birthplaceIowaCaliforniaPennsylvaniaArizona
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaNebraskaPennsylvaniaSweden
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaCaliforniaPennsylvaniaSweden
native language    
immigration year    
naturalization    
can speak EnglishYesYesYesYes
occupationnonenonenoneClerk
industry   Grocery
worker class   W
at work yesterday   Yes
unemployment schedule #    
veteran?  YesNo
war  CW 
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 4 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Ellwanger Henry
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Ellwanger Henry [sic]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 1 April 2014]

Ellwanger Henry
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 1 April 2014]

Elwanger Henry
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Ellwanger Henry

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notices

[death notice, San Diego Union 22 April 1931 page 2, Henry Ellwanger]
[transcribed 7 January 2012, from GenealogyBank]


ELLWANGER SERVICES WILL BE HELD TODAY

Funeral services for Henry Ellwanger will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at Bonham Brothers' chapel under auspices of Heintzelman post No. 33, G.A.R.

Mr. Ellwanger came to National City 27 years ago from Hipass, Calif., where he was engaged in ranching. Surviving are two children, Mrs. Sadie Miller and Harry S. Ellwanger, both of National City. Mr. Ellwanger was a member of the G.A.R. He served with the 91st Pennsylvania, company H, first division, third brigade of fifth corps.

Burial will be beside his wife, who died in 1912, in the family plot at Greenwood Memorial cemetery.



[death notice, San Diego Union 22 April 19 1931 page 15, Henry Ellwanger]
[transcribed 7 January 2012, from GenealogyBank]

ELLWANGER--In National City, April 19th, 1931, Henry Ellwanger, beloved father of Sadie Miller and Harry S. Ellwanger, all of National City, Calif; aged 86 years; a member of the G.A.R., Rushville, Nebr. Friends are invited to attend services at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Bonham Brothers' Mortuary, under the auspices of Heintzelman Post, No. 33, G.A.R. Interment, Greenwood Memorial Park.

death notice, spouse

[death notice, San Diego Union, 14 May 1912, page 2, Mary E Ellwanger]
[identification is confirmed by reference to her death in his death notice]
[transcribed 21 January 2012, from GenealogyBank]

ELLWANGER--At National City, Cal., May 11, 1912, Mary E. Ellwanger, wife of Henry Ellwanger of San Diego and mother of Mrs. S. Miller of National City and Harry S. Ellwanger of San Diego; a native of Pennsylvania, aged 72 years and 24 days.

Friends are invited to attend the funeral services at Johnson, Connell & Saum's chapel, D and Seventh streets, at 10 o'clock a.m. today, Rev. Louis G. Spring officiating. Interment at Greenwood cemetery.


top of document | home
revised 1 Apr 14
contact Harry Ide at hide1@unl.edu with comments or questions