91st PA: John Frank Felix

John Frank Felix

Before the war

He was born in December 1840 (6; 3 (22 in 1865), 6 [59 in 1900], 7 [69 in 1910], 8 [79 in 1920], 9 [30? in 1870). He was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania (3, 6, 7, 8).

In 1865/1866, he married Catharine A [unknown family name] (6). In 1900, she had had ten children, seven of whom were alive (6). In 1910, six were still alive (7).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (3).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 February 1865 (1, 2, 3, 4). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster (3). His enlistment was credited to the sixteenth congressional district (3). He was a private in company A (1, 11).

He was discharged on 29 April 1865 by special order 194, War Department, Adjutant Generals' Office (1, 2, 3, 4 [14 May], 10). He was a private, in company A (11).

After the war

In 1869, he testified supporting Maria Shriner's pension application (12).

In 1870, he was living in Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (9). He was a carpenter, and owned $100 in personal property (9). He was living with his wife Kate (and another family with a different surname) (9).

In 1890, he was living in Liberty Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office Emmitsburg) (4).

In 1900, he was living on Frederick Street, in Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland (6). He was a night watchman (6). He was living with his wife Catharine and children Herbert and Bertha (6).

In 1910, he was living on Frederick Street, in Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland (7). He was a night watchman at St Joseph's (7). He was living with his wife Catharine and daughter Bertha (7).

In 1920, he was living in Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland (8). He had no occupation (8). He was widowed, and was living with his daughter Bertha and granddaughter Mary (8).

On 26 October 1923, he applied unsuccessfully from Maryland for a pension (2, 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) (John F Felix)

2 pension index, by regiment (John F Felix)

3 company A descriptive roll, entry 161 (John F Felix)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, page 1 (John F Felix)

5 pension index, by name (John F Felix)

6 1900 US census, Maryland, Frederick County, Emmitsburg, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T623, film 622, page 205 = 14B handwritten (John F Felix)

7 1910 US census, Maryland, Frederick County, Emmitsburg, supervisor's district 5 [?], enumeration district 60, microfilm series T624, film 564, page 33 = 15A handwritten (J Frank Felix)

8 1920 US census, Maryland, Frederick County, Emmitsburg, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 68, microfilm series T624, film 672, page 201 = 4A handwritten (John F Felix)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Mt Pleasant Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 301 = 22 handwritten (John Felix)

10 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, undated (3 to 15 May 1865) (John Felix)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John F Felix)

12 abstract of widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, widow's certificate WC 130,093, Maria Ann Flohr widow of Benjamin Shriner (Francis Felix)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Mt Pleasant Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 301 = 22 handwritten]
line192021222324
Dwelling-house number166     
Family number166     
NameLawrence Jacob- Catharine- Harry- WilliamFelix John- Kate
Age5552 [?]211930 [?]28
Sexmfmmmf
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationSilk [?] smithkeeping houseSilk [?]smithFarmer [?]Carpenterlives in family
Real estate value2000     
Personal estate value1000   100 
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]"""""
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
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 1 1 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, page 1]
[line] 9
[house] 30
[family] 30
[name] Felix John F.
[rank] Private
[company] A
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 14 May 1865
[length of service] 0 years, 2 months, 16 days
[post office address] Do [sc. Emmittsburg]
[disability incurred] Do [sc. None]
[remarks] Do [sc. Discharged at Close of War]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Maryland, Frederick County, Emmitsburg, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T623, film 622, page 205 = 14B handwritten]
line68697071
streetFrederick St
house number    
dwelling number273   
family number273   
nameFelix John F- Catharine A.- Herbert E.- Bertha M. R.
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughter
colorWWWW
sexMFMF
birth dateDec 1840Dec 1844May 1885Dec 1887
age59551512
married?MMSS
# years married3434  
mother of how many children? 10  
# of children living 7  
birthplacePennsylvaniaMarylandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaMarylandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMarylandMaryland
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationNight Watchman At schoolAt school
# months not employed0   
# months in school  1010
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedR   
free or mortgaged    
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Maryland, Frederick County, Emmitsburg, supervisor's district 5 [?], enumeration district 60, microfilm series T624, film 564, page 33 = 15A handwritten]
line444546
streetFrederick Street
house nr   
dwelling nr85  
family nr86  
nameFelix J Frank- Catharine A- Bertha M
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
sexMFF
colorWWW
age696523
marital statusM1M1S
#years present marriage4343 
mother of # children 10 
mother of # living children 6 
birthplacePennsylvaniaMarylandPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaMarylandPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMaryland
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationNight WatchmanNoneSeamstress
nature of industry etc.St Joseph's Shirt factory
employer etc.W W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?no no
# weeks out of work 19090 10
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedF  
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vet   
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[1920 US census, Maryland, Frederick County, Emmitsburg, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 68, microfilm series T624, film 672, page 201 = 4A handwritten]
line313233
street   
house number   
dwelling visit number91  
family visit number91  
nameFelix John FBertha M AMary C
relationshipHeadDaughterGranddaughter
own/rentR  
free/mortgaged (if owned)   
sexMFF
raceWWW
age at last birthday79329
marital statusWdSS
year of immigration   
naturalized/alien   
year of naturalization   
attended school since Sept 1919  yes
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew York
native language   
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language   
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaMarylandNew Hamp
mother's native language   
can speak Englishyesyes 
occupationnonenonenone
industry, business   
employment status   
number 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 3 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Felix John F
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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