91st PA--Joseph Everhart

Joseph Everhart

picture of Joseph Everhart (thanks to Lawrence Van Sullen for this picture!)

Before the war

He was born in February 1824 (17, 24, 36; 16 [58 in 1883], 27 (38 in 1861), 31 [41 probably at reenlistment], 22 [55 in 1880], 35 [45 in 1880], 38 [26 in 1850], 39 [35 in 1860]). He was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (22, 27, 31, 35, 36, 38 [Philadelphia], 39).

In 1849 or 1850, he married Mary [unknown family name] (36).

In 1850, he was living in Montgomery Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (38). He was living with John and Mary Everhart (presumably his parents) (38). He was a laborer (38).

In 1860, he was living in ward 19, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (39). He was living with his wife Mary and children Hannah, Sarah, and Emma (39). He was a laborer (39).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (27, 31). He was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when he was enrolled (27).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and brown hair (27 [dark complexion, grey eyes, dark hair], 31 [dark complexion, brown eyes, brown hair]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 25 October 1861, (1, 27) or 21 October 1861 (31). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Keyser (27, 31). He was mustered in as a private, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (27). He was a private, in company B (1, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45).

He was transferred to company C (1, 7), and mustered into company C on 4 December 1861.

He was promoted to corporal on 27 April 1862 (29), and to seventh corporal on 15 August 1862.

He was captured at Snickers Gap, Virginia, on 7 November 1862. He was confined at Libby Prison, Richmond, Va. on 1 December 1862. He was paroled at City Point, Virginia on 12 December 1862, exchanged, and returned to duty on 22 February 1863 (18).

He apparently went on a ten-day leave on 15 March 1863 (20), and returned on 25 March 1863 (21).

He was at Camp Convalescent, Alexandria, Virginia, on 8 September 1863, when Lieutenant Colonel Sinex asked for his return (5).

On 6 October 1863, he returned from hospital (25).

He was sent to a general hospital on 4 November 1863 (26).

He was discharged to enable him to reenlist as a veteran volunteer on 29 March 1864 at Rappahannock Station, Virginia. He re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer at Warrenton Junction on 26 March 1864 and was paid a bounty of $60.00 (1, 27).

He was promoted to sergeant on 1 April 1864 (1, 6, 30).

On 30 October 1864, he received a commission as Lieutenant from the Governor of Pennsylvania (7). On 31 October 1864, Sellers asked that he be discharged to enable him to accept that commission (7). (It was probably dated 10 October 1864 (28).) He was promoted to first lieutenant on 3 November 1864, at Warrenton, Virginia (1, 2, 27, 30, 31, 34). On 5 November 1864, John Graham was ordered to turn over all public property in company C to him and to receive a receipt for it (4).

On 25 November 1864, he was assigned to command company H effective 22 November 1864, in addition to his current command (C) (7).

On 3 December 1864, he wrote George W Ford, attorney for the widow of Edward Shinkle (C), saying that he knew Shinkle fell to the rear before the Battle of Gettysburg, and that the 'general impression' was that he had been captured, and that Shinkle had been dropped from the rolls, which did not indicate whether he was killed in action or taken prisoner (40).

On 23 December 1864, he went on a furlough, which expired on 2 January 1865 (19, citing SO 345 Army of the Potomac).

On 1 January 1865, he was relieved from command of company H, and ordered to turn over the public property to George Finney (9).

On 26 January 1865, he wrote that he supposed Edward Shinkle (C) had been captured, but did not know what had happened to him (40).

On 26 February 1865, Joseph Gilbert was assigned to command of company C and ordered to receipt to Everhart for all ordnance, ordnance stores, and other property (10). On 28 February 1865, he was assigned to command company H (11).

On 20 March 1865, he was assigned to command company C, in addition to his current command (12).

On 22 March 1865, he was appointed to a regimental court martial, as judge advocate, to try John Wright (G) during March 1865 (13).

On 6 June 1865, he went on a leave, which expired on 16 June 1865 (19, citing SO 124 5th HQ Corps).

On 8 June 1865, he was relieved from commanding company C, and ordered to turn over all property to Joseph Gilbert (14).

He was mustered out of service with his company, on 10 July 1865, at "Camp in the field Virginia" (1, 2, 32 [10 Oct 65]). He was first lieutenant of company H (41, 42, 43, 44, 45).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Montgomery Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (35). He was living with his wife Mary, and four children (presumably theirs)--Hannah, Sallie, Emma, and Bertha (35). He was a farm laborer, and owned $200 in personal property (35).

In 1880, he was living in Norriton Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (22). He was living with his wife Mary and daughter Bertha (22). He was a farm laborer (22).

On 7 May 1883, he mustered into the Grand Army of the Republic, Zook Post, Post 11, Norristown, Pennsylvania (16). He was 58 years old then (16).

In 1890, he was living in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (32).

He applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension on 21 July 1890 [?] (15, 33, 37 [21 Jul 1890]).

In 1900, he was living in Norristown Borough, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (36). He was living with his wife Mary (36).

He died on 7 May 1904 (3, 17, 24, 37 [1905]). He was buried in Norris City Cemetery, Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (17).

His widow, Mary Everhart, applied (apparently unsuccessfully) from Pennsylvania for a widow's pension (15, 33, 37).

Researcher

Contact Lawrence Van Sullen at Patchesvs@comcast.net.

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 Official Army Register

3 Lawrence Van Sullen

4 special order 103, headquarters, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, 5 November 1864

5 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 3 Sept 1863

6 special order 31, HQ 91st PA, 1 April 1864

7 letter, Sellers to Tayman, 31 October 1864

8 special order 111, HQ 91st PA, 25 November 1864

9 special order 2, HQ 91st PA, 4 January 1865

10 special order 10, HQ 91st PA, 26 February 1865

11 special order 11, HQ 91st PA, 28 February 1865

12 special order 18, HQ 91st PA, 20 March 1865

13 special order 19, HQ 91st PA, 22 March 1865

14 special order 33, HQ 91st PA, 8 June 1865

15 Pension index, by name (Joseph Everhart)

16 membership list, GAR, Post 11 (Zook Post), Norristown Pennsylvania (thanks to Amy Waltz for the information!) (has 7 May 1899 as his death date) (Joseph Everhart)

17 Norris City Cemetery, Norristown, records, on http://www.thefinalwalt.com (thanks to Amy Waltz!) (Joseph Everhart)

18 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 22 February 1683

19 undated officers' furlough list, in regimental letter, order, guard, and furlough book (two entries) (Joseph Everhart)

20 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 15 March 1863 (not named; inferred)

21 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 25 March 1863 (Corpl Joseph Everhart)

22 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norriton Township, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 19, microfilm series T9, film 1158, page 372 A = 29 handwritten (Joseph Everhart)

23 [undated and untitled chart with officers' names] (two references: Joseph Everhart, and Lt Everhart)

24 picture of Everhart's tombstone (Thanks to Lawrence Van Sullen!) (Joseph Everhart)

25 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 6 October 1863 (Corpl Everhart)

26 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 4 November 1863 (Corp Everhardt)

27 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 27 June 2004 (Joseph Everhart)

28 company C List of commissioned officers (Joseph Everhart)

29 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 1, corporals (Joseph Everhart)

30 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 2, sergeants (Joseph Everhart)

31 company C, descriptive roll, entry 91 (Joseph Everhart)

32 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 228, page [3] (Joseph Everhart)

33 pension index, by regiment (Joseph Everhart)

34 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 5 November 1864 (Sergt Everhart)

35 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Montgomery Township, microfilm series M593, film 1377, page 612 = 21 handwritten (Joseph Everhart)

36 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown Borough 2nd district, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 247, microfilm series T623, film 1444, page 243 B = 9 handwritten (Joseph Everhart)

37 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Joseph Everhart)

38 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Montgomery Township, microfilm series M432, film 800, page 91 = 182 handwritten (Joseph Everhart)

39 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, ward 19, microfilm series M653, film 1170, page 862 = 392 handwritten (Joseph Everhart)

40 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate number WC 111,870, Barbara Beveridge widow of Edward Shinkel (Joseph Everhart)

41 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Everhardt)

42 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Everharts)

43 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Everheart)

44 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Evarhart)

45 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Everhart)

Display



Joseph L Everhart in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Montgomery Township, microfilm series M432, film 800, page 91 = 182 handwritten]
line192021
Dwellings visited12  
Families visited14  
NameJohn EverhartMary EverhartJoseph Everhart
Age735426
Sexmfm
Color   
Occupation of males over 15 yearsMiner [?] Laborer
Real estate owned   
Birthplace" [sc. Pennsylvania]""
Married within year   
Attended school within year   
Over 20 & can't read/write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, ward 19, microfilm series M653, film 1170, page 862 = 392 handwritten]
line3637383940
Dwelling number2791    
Family number3229    
NameJoseph EverhartMary "Hannah "Sarah "Emma "
Age3532982
SexMFFFF
Color     
OccupationLaborer    
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate     
Place of birth" [sc. Phil]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year  11 
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Montgomery Township, microfilm series M593, film 1377, page 612 = 21 handwritten]
line192021222324
Dwelling-house number146     
Family number167     
NameEverhart Joseph- Mary- Hannah- Sallie L- Emma M- Bertha
Age45401917122
SexMFFFFF
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationFarm LaborerKeeping HouseSeamstress Att. School 
Real estate value      
Personal estate value200     
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
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, Montgomery County, Norriton Township, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 19, microfilm series T9, film 1158, page 372 A = 29 handwritten]
line353637
street name   
house number   
dwelling visit #227  
family visit #254  
nameEverhart Joseph- Mary- Bertha
colorWWW
sexMFF
age554611
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeDaughter
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationFarm laborerKeeping HouseAt Home
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year  1
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 228, page [3]]
[line] 40
[house] 300
[family] 302
[name] Everhart Joseph
[rank] Private
[company] C.
[unit] 91 Pa Vols
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] Oct 10 1865
[length of service] 4 years, - months, - days
[post office address] [blank]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown Borough 2nd district, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 247, microfilm series T623, film 1444, page 243 B = 9 handwritten]
line7172
streetMarshall Street
house number919 
dwelling number201 
family number200 
nameEverhart Joseph- Mary
relationshipHeadWife
colorWW
sexMF
birth dateFeb1824Aug 1829
age7670
married?MM
# years married5050
mother of how many children? 0 [sic]
# of children living 0 [sic]
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year  
# years in USA  
naturalized citizen?  
occupation  
# months not employed  
# months in school  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYes
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 2 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Everhardt Joseph
Co. B [?], C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | 1 Lt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Everhart Joseph

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 2 April 2014]

Everharts Joseph
Co. B, C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | 1 Lt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Everhart Joseph

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 2 April 2014]

Everheart Joseph
Co. B C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | 1 Lt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Everhart Joseph

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 2 April 2014]

Evarhart Joseph
Co. B C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | 1 Lt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Everhart Joseph

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 5, transcribed 2 April 2014]

Everhart Joseph
Co. B C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | 1 Lt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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