91st PA: George Fleming

George Fleming

Before the war

He was born in 1843/44 (9 (18 in 1862), 13 [born 1856], 15 [39 in 1900, born Dec 1860], 16 [50 in 1910], 17 [70 in 1920]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9, 16, 17).

When he enlisted, he was a glass blower (9).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 3 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (9).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 2 August 1862 (1, 9, 12, 13). He was enlisted for three years, at Alexandria, Virginia, by Lieutenant Weeks (9). He was a private, in company F (1, 19, 20, 21, 22).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (11).

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 30 men who had more than fifteen months to serve who were willing to reenlist (2). On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave (6).

He was promoted to corporal on 20 (3, 10) or 21 October 1864 (1, 7 [21 Oct]).

On 17 February 1865, he was promoted to sergeant, effective 1 January 1865 (1, 5).

On 7 March 1865, he went on a furlough, which ended on 22 March 1865 (5). He returned on 25 March 1865 (5).

He was discharged near Washington DC on 1 June 1865, by general order (1, 8, 12 [30 May], 13 [20 May]). He was a sergeant in company F (19, 20 (pvt), 21 (pvt), 22 (pvt)).

After the war

In 1896/98, he married Harriett [unknown family name] (15, 16). In 1900, she reported having had one child, who was not alive (15). In 1910, she reported having had no children (16).

In 1900, he was living at 1546 South 12th Street, ward 26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). He was living with his wife Harriet (15). He was a bartender (15).

On 29 October 1902, he successfully applied for a pension (12, 14).

In 1910, he was living at 1546 South 12th Street, ward 26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). He was living with his wife Harriet (16). He had a saloon (16).

On 30 December 1911, he again applied for a pension (12).

In 1920, he was living at 1526 South 12th Street, ward 26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (17). He was living with his wife Harriet (17). He was a machinist (17).

He died on 13 March 1922, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12, 13, 18). He was buried in Fernwood Cemetery, Fernwood, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (13, 18). Invited to the funeral were the Robert A Lamberton Lodge number 487 F and AM, and the Curry Post number 18 of the Grand Army of the Republic (18).

On 28 [?] March 1922, his widow, Harriet Flemming, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (12, 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 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

3 special order 98, HQ 91st PA, 20 October 1864 (George Flemming)

4 special order 9, HQ 91st PA, 17 February 1865 (George Flemming)

5 enlisted men's furloughs (Flemming)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Fleming)

7 company F, list of non-commissioned officers (George Flemming)

8 company F, register of men discharged (George Flemming)

9 company F, descriptive roll, #100 (George Fleming)

10 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 21 October 1864 (Privt Fleming)

11 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (George Flemming)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (George Flemming)

13 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 15 December 2010) (George W Fleming)

14 pension index, by name, available on Ancestry (transcribed 15 December 2010) (George W Flemming)

15 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 625, microfilm series T623, film 1468, page 138 = 9 A handwritten (George W Fleming)

16 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 571, microfilm series T624, film 1400, page 60 = 20 B handwritten (George Flemming)

17 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 832, microfilm series T625, film 1629, page 106 = 4 A handwritten (George Fleming)

18 [death notice], Evening public ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 14 March 1922, night extra, page 2 column 5 (George Flemming)

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

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

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

22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George Fleming)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Find a grave
accessed 16 December 2010
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 15 December 2010
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 11 March 2011)
note the George Fleming who served in H 192 PA

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 15 December 2010)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Delaware County
NAME Fleming, George W.
DATE OF BIRTH 1856 [sic]
DATE OF DEATH 3-13-1922
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE M.I. 8-2-1862 M.O. 5-20-1865
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. "F", 91st Pa. Inft.
RANK Sgt.
CEMETERY NAME Fernwood
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Fernwood, Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION 29 LOT 91 GRAVE S.E. cor.
HEADSTONE [blank]
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Bates #3, p.214
DATE [blank]
REMARKS

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 625, microfilm series T623, film 1468, page 138 = 9 A handwritten]
[given the spouse's name, and absence of other candidates, the identification is likely--however, his birth date must then be wrong. Perhaps he lied about his age because his wife was so much younger than he.]
line4243
streetS 12th
house number1546 
dwelling number177 
family number188 
nameFleming George W- Harriet
relationshipHeadWife
colorWW
sexMF
birth dateDec 1860Nov 1870
age3929
married?MM
# years married33
mother of how many children? 1
# of children living 0
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year  
# years in USA  
naturalized citizen?  
occupationBartender 
# months not employed0 
# months in school  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYes
owned/rentedR 
free or mortgaged  
farm/houseH 
# of farm schedule  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 571, microfilm series T624, film 1400, page 60 = 20 B handwritten]
line6768
street12th Street
house nr1546 
dwelling nr304 
family nr400 
nameFlemming George- Harrett [sic]
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age5038
marital statusM1M1
#years present marriage1212
mother of # children 0
mother of # living children 0
birthplacePhila PaPhila Pa
father's birthplacePhila PaEngland Eng
mother's birthplacePhila PaEngland Eng
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationSaloonNone
nature of industry etc.  
employer etc.OA 
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/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vet[blank] 
blind  
deaf & dumb  

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 832, microfilm series T625, film 1629, page 106 = 4 A handwritten]
line3132
streetSouth 12th St
house number1526 
dwelling visit number51 
family visit number56 
nameFleming George- Harriette
relationshipHeadWife
own/rentR 
free/mortgaged (if owned)  
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday7047
marital statusMM
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language  
father's birthplaceIrelandPennsylvania
father's native languageEnglish 
mother's birthplaceIrelandEngland
mother's native languageEnglishEnglish
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationMachinistNone
industry, businessTools 
employment status  
number of farm scheduleW 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 13 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Flemming George.
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Sgt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 13 April 2014]

Flemmings, George.
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt. [sic]
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Flemming George.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 13 April 2014]
[the information on this card is the same as the information on card 2, but the handwriting is not identical]


Flemmings, George.
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt. [sic]
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Flemming George.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 13 April 2014]

Fleming George.
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Flemming George.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Evening public ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 14 March 1922, night extra, page 2 column 5]
[available at Chronicling America (Library of Congress)]

FLEMMING.--March 13. GEORGE W., husband of Harriet Flemming. Relatives and friends, also Robert A. Lamberton Lodge No. 487, F. and A. M.; Curry Post No. 18, G.A.R., are invited to attend funeral, Thursday, 2 P.M., from his late residence, 1546 S. 12th st. Interment Fernwood Cemetery. Remains may be viewed Wednesday evening.


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