91st PA: Jacob P Fisher

Jacob P Fisher

Before the war

He was born in 1829/30 (9 (31 in 1861), 10, 14 [51 at death in 1881], 15 [22 in 1850], 16 [30 in 1860], 17 [38 in 1870], 18 [50 in 1880]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18).

In 1850, he seems to have been living in ward 5, Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). He was living with Mary (presumably his wife), and Caroline (presumably their daughter) (15). He was a butcher (15).

In 1860, he was living in the Northeast division of ward 18, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). He was living with Mary (presumably his wife), and Jacob and Adeline (presumably their children) (16). No occupation is listed for him in the census (16).

When he enlisted, he was a butcher, and was living in Philadelphia (9, 10).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair (9, 10).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 9 September 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 9, 10). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania, by Captain McArthur (9). He was a private, in company A (1, 19).

On 19 March 1863 or 20 March 1863, he returned to duty from Brigade Headquarters (4 [19th], 5 [20th]).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (13).

He was promoted to third corporal, on 1 October 1863 (3, 7, 8, 10).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 10).

On 26 March 1864, he was reported sent to hospital (11).

He was promoted to sergeant on 11 October 1864 (3, 10, 12).

On 13 June 1865, he went on a furlough (6). He returned when it expired, on 28 June 1865 (6).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 10). He was a sergeant in company A (19).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in ward 18, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (17). He was living with Mary (presumably his wife), and with Adelaide, Jacob, and Hannah (presumably their children), along with Margaret Fisher and Gertrude Traver (17). He worked in a white lead factory (17). He owned $100 in personal property (17).

In 1880, he was living at 1217 Otis Street, ward 18, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18). He was living with his daughter Adeline and her husband (18). He was a butcher (18).

On 3 November 1881, he probably died (14). He died of phthisis pulmonalis (14). He was married (14). He was a butcher (14). He died at, or was buried from, 1217 Otis Street, 18th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14). He was buried in Palmer Ground (14).

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 special order 99, HQ 91st PA, 1 October 1863

3 special order 93, HQ 91st PA, 11 October 1864 (Jacob P Fisher)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 19 March 1863 (Private Fisher)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 20 March 1863 (Pri Fisher)

6 enlisted men's furloughs (Jacob Fisher)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 1 Oct 1863 (Priv Fisher)

8 register of non-commissioned officers, co.A (J [?] P Fisher)

9 company A descriptive roll, entry 18 (Jacob P Fisher)

10 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (Jacob P Fisher)

11 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 26 March 1864 (Corpl Fisher)

12 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 13 October 1864 (Corpl Fisher)

13 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Jacob P Fisher)

14 Philadelphia death certificate, 3 November 1881 (Jacob P Fisher)

15 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 5, microfilm series M432, film 807, page 396 = 792 handwritten (Jacob Fisher)

16 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, NE division, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 217 = 217 handwritten (Jacob Fisher)

17 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, district 56, microfilm series M593, film 1403, page 461 verso = 56 handwritten (Jacob Fisher)

18 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, district 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 344, microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 237 = 1 A handwritten (Jacob Fisher)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index
pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed April 2006)
Find a Grave
accessed 27 February 2011
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 28 February 2011)

City directories

[1860 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 304]
[transcribed 26 February 2011, from Footnote]

Fisher Jacob, butcher, Memphis n Vienna
Fisher Jacob, butcher, 355 Otis


[1860 Biddle's [sic] Philadelphia directory, page 324]
[transcribed 26 February 2011, from Footnote]

Fisher Jacob victualler, Memphis ab Vienna
Fisher Jacob victualler, 355 Otis bel Tulip


[1861 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 305]
[transcribed 26 February 2011, from Footnote, entries with a butcher named 'Jacob']

Fisher Jacob, butcher, stalls 1 & 3 Girard av Mkt, h Fkd av n Franklin
Fisher Jacob, veal butcher, stall 76 N 2d St Mkt, h N E Frankford av & Vienna

[This may be the Jacob Fisher (30, no occupation listed) in the NE Division of the 18th ward of Philadelphia in the 1860 census (series M653, film 1168, page 217 = 217 handwritten), with Mary (24) Jacob (8) and Adeline (5); five households later is Benjmn McCormick (47, ropemaker), who seems to match this entry in the 1861 Sherman's directory: "McCormick Benjamin, ropemaker, 1551 Vienna"--but I haven't checked where 1500 Vienna would be]

Fisher Jacob, mutton butcher, stall 54 Girard av Mkt, h N W Otis & Tulip

[This may be the Jacob Fisher (55, victualler) living in ward 19 in the 1860 census (series M653, film 1169, page 307 = 307 handwritten), with Susan (48), John (23), Jacob (21), Kate (17), Anna (13) Amanda (11), Henry (4); the next household is Jas Watkins (brush maker), who seems to match this entry in the 1861 Biddle's city directory page 1035: "Watkins James, brushmaker, Otis n Tulip"]

Fisher Jacob, mutton & veal butcher, stalls 8 & 10 Girard av Mkt, h Wood n Frankford av

[This is presumably the Jacob Fisher, 14, living in ward 17 in the 1860 census (series M653, film 1167, page 935 = 149 handwritten), with Jacob Lake (butcher) et al. [Sherman's directory 1861 p.547 has "Lake Jacob, jr., mutton butcher, 8 & 40 Girard av Market, h 1426 N 5th"]]

Fisher Jacob, butcher, 1020 Lawrence

[Biddle's 1861 Philadelphia directory p.193 has this entry "Cox Samuel, coaldealer, 1018 Lawrence", which seems to match the Saml C Cox (57 coal dealer) living in ward 16 west division (post office Kensington) in the 1861 census (series M653, film 1166, page 443 = 217 handwritten)--but I did not find a Jacob Fisher within several pages of him; there is a James Conway blacksmith several entries earlier, who presumably matches the James Conway blacksmith at 1046 Lawrence on page 182 of Biddle's 1861 directory; I have not located this Jacob Fisher, using the HeritageQuest and FamilySearch indices to the 1860 US census]

Fisher Jacob, jr., butcher, Otis c Tulip

[This is presumably the Jacob Fisher, 21, living with the Jacob Fisher (55, victualler) mentioned above]



[1870 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 552]
[transcribed 26 February 2011, from Footnote, all 'Jacob' entries]

Fisher Jacob, blacksmith, Wissahickon rd n Reading RR
Fisher Jacob, butcher, h 720 E York
Fisher Jacob, carter, 1352 Wood
Fisher Jacob, laborer, h r 1205 Lawrence
Fisher Jacob, laborer, h 1836 Memphis

[that this is the Jacob Fisher living in ward 18 in the 1870 census transcribed below is clear, both from the Jacob P Fisher shoemaker at the same address (below), and from the fact that the next household in the census is John Wagner, 35, works in shoe manufactury, who seems to match the following entry on page 1546 of Gopsill's Philadelphia directory: "Wagner John, shoemaker, h 1838 Memphis"]

Fisher Jacob, laborer, h 7 Ridley av
Fisher Jacob, lager, 722 N 2d
Fisher Jacob, lager, 701 Townsend
Fisher Jacob, machinist, h 1134 Shackamaxon
Fisher Jacob, plumber, h 608 Weaver
Fisher Jacob, Jr. (Fisher, Mather & Roberts), h 709 Spruce
Fisher Jacob F., h 165 Tioga
Fisher Jacob G., teamster, h r 1125 Coates
Fisher Jacob H., undertaker, Union av n Main, C Hill
Fisher Jacob P., shoemaker, h 1836 Memphis

[see the Jacob at the same address above]



[1875 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 518]
[transcribed from Footnote, 26 February 2011, all 'Jacob' entries]

Fisher Jacob, driver, h 703 N Front
Fisher Jacob, hostler, h 1250 Marlborough
Fisher Jacob, laborer, h 1128 Fairmount av
Fisher Jacob, laborer, h 1340 N 10th
Fisher Jacob, machinist, h 1134 Shackamaxon
Fisher Jacob, segars, 2238 Sepviva
Fisher Jacob, shoemaker, h 1242 Crease
Fisher Jacob, whipmaker, h 351 Master
Fisher Jacob, Jr., mariner, h 1242 Crease
Fisher Jacob F., conductor, h 1344 E Thompson


[1880 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 576]
[transcribed from Footnote, 26 February 2011, all 'Jacob' entries]

Fisher Jacob, h 80 Church, Gtn
Fisher Jacob, h 693 N 13th
Fisher Jacob (Fisher & MacIntosh), h 48 Rittenhouse, Gtn
Fisher Jacob, brewer, h 144 Poplar
Fisher Jacob, conductor, h 259 Firth
Fisher Jacob, laborer, h 241 E Thompson
Fisher Jacob, machinist, h 628 Franklin
Fisher Jacob, morocco dresser, h r 479 York av
Fisher Jacob, oysters, 1326 Gtn av
Fisher Jacob, segars, 2238 Sepviva
Fisher Jacob, whipmaker, h 351 Master
Fisher Jacob F., conductor, h 2506 N 10th
Fisher Jacob G., constable, 1214 Green, h 3 Potts
Fisher Jacob H., undertaker, Graver's la n Gtn av


[1881 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 551]
[transcribed from Footnote, 26 February 2011, all 'Jacob' entries]

Fisher Jacob, barber, h 1002 W Cumberland
Fisher Jacob, beamsman, h 1014 St John
Fisher Jacob, butcher, h 824 E York
Fisher Jacob, cabinetmaker, h 12 S 33d
Fisher Jacob, conductor, h 259 Firth
Fisher Jacob, driver, h r 214 George
Fisher Jacob, laborer, h 241 E Thompson
Fisher Jacob, laborer, h 693 N 13th
Fisher Jacob, machinist, h 628 Franklin
Fisher Jacob, oysters, 1326 Gtn av
Fisher Jacob, salesman, h 48 Rittenhouse, Gtn
Fisher Jacob, segars, 2238 Sepviva
Fisher Jacob, whipmaker, h 351 Master
Fisher Jacob F., conductor, h 2506 N 10th
Fisher Jacob F., mor dresser, h r 479 York av
Fisher Jacob F., plasterer, h r 1119 Olive
Fisher Jacob G., constable, h 3 Potts
Fisher Jacob H., undertaker, h Union av n Gtn av, C Hill


[1882 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 526]
[transcribed 26 February 2011, from Footnote, all 'Jacob' entries]

Fisher Jacob, h 48 Rittenhouse, Gtn
Fisher Jacob, cabinetmaker, h 12 S 33d
Fisher Jacob, carman, h r 214 George
Fisher Jacob, conductor, h 259 Firth
Fisher Jacob, driver, h r 1517 E Montgomery av
Fisher Jacob, laborer, h 241 E Thompson
Fisher Jacob, machinist, h 113 Shackamaxon
Fisher Jacob, oysters, 1326 Gtn av
Fisher Jacob, whipmaker, h 351 Master
Fisher Jacob F., conductor, h Meehan n Gtn av
Fisher Jacob H., undrtkr, Graver's la n Gtn av
Fisher Jacob W., umbrellamkr, h 808 Wharton

death certificate

[Philadelphia death certificate]
[identification is likely, given the age and occupation]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Jacob P. Fisher
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 51 Years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, November 3rd, 1881.
7. Cause of Death, Phthisis Pulmonalis
Louis Wm Hildenbranch M.D.
Residence, 900 East York St.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Butcher
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 18th
12. Street and Number, 1217 Otis St
13. Date of Burial, November 6
14. Place of Burial, Palmer Ground
David H. LeHous [?] Undertaker.
Residence, 341 Richmond St.

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 5, microfilm series M432, film 807, page 396 = 792 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain, based on the occupation and absence of other candidates]
line303132
Dwellings visited[1359]  
Families visited1478  
NameJacob FisherMary "Caroline "
Age22204/12
SexMFF
Color   
Occupation of males over 15 yearsButcher  
Real estate owned   
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]""
Married within year   
Attended school within year   
Over 20 & can't read/write 1 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, NE division, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 217 = 217 handwritten]
[identification is likely, given his age and connection to the Jacob Fisher, butcher, in the 1870 and 1880 censuses below; city directory information suggests he may be the Jacob Fisher, veal butcher, house NE Frankford Avenue and Vienna in the 1861 Sherman's Philadelphia directory (see directories above)]
line1234
Dwelling number1387   
Family number1547   
NameJacob FisherMary "Jacob "Adeline "
Age302485
Sexmfmf
Color    
Occupation    
Value of real estate owned    
Value of personal estate    
Place of birthPennadododo
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, district 56, microfilm series M593, film 1403, page 461 verso = 56 handwritten]
[identification is likely, based on his age and occupation, and the absence of other candidates; Adelaide seems to confirm he is the same person as the Jacob in the 1860 census]
line891011121314
Dwelling-house number428      
Family number456      
NameFisher Jacob- Mary- Adelaide- Jacob B- Hannah- MargaretTraver Gertrude
Age3838151811201/12
SexMFFMFFF
ColorWWWWWWW
OccupationWorks in White Lead FactoryKeeping HouseAt HomeWorks in Boot ManufactoryAt HomeWorks in Woollen Factory 
Real estate value       
Personal estate value100      
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born       
Mother foreign born       
Birth month if born within year      May
Marriage month if married within year       
Attended school past year  1 1  
Can't read 1     
Can't write 1     
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, Philadelphia, ward 18, district 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 344, microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 237 = 1 A handwritten]
[identification is likely; Adeline seems to confirm this is the same person as in the 1860 and 1870 censuses above]
line353637
street nameOtis St
house number[1217]  
dwelling visit #7  
family visit #8  
nameHaines Jacob- AdelineFisher Jacob
colorWWW
sexMFM
age292650
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeFather in law
single   
married11 
widowed/divorced  1
married during year   
occupationWorks in boiler shopkeeping HouseButcher
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennPennPenn
mother's birthplacePennPennPenn

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 11 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Fisher, Jacob P.
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Sgt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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