91st PA: Benjamin F Frederick

Benjamin F Frederick

Before the war

He was born in 1836 (12; 6 (30 in 1863), 11 [42 in 1880]). He was born in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania (6, 11).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, black eyes, and dark hair (6).

During the war

He was mustered into service on 9 August 1861, in the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry (1, 7). He served in company M (9, 12).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863 (1, 6, 7 [27 Dec]). He was enlisted for three years, at Licken Run, Virginia, by Lieutenant Adams (6). He was mustered in by Captain Bernard (6).

He was transferred from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry to the 91st on 20 July 1864 (1, 12). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (2). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (3). He was then present, as a private, on duty at the Corps Hospital (3). He was a private in company K (1, 13).

On 14 November 1864 he was promoted to corporal (4).

He was reduced to the ranks on 31 May 1865 (5).

In June 1865, he was detailed in the Division Train (10).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1). He was a private, in company K (13).

After the war

In 1880, he was living on Oak Street, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Margaret, and children John and Mary (11). He was a laborer (11).

In 1885, he died (12). He was buried in Asbury Cemetery, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania (12).

On 25 June 1888, his widow, Margarette Frederick, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 9).

In 1890, his widow, Margret Frederick, was living in Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania (7).

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 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Benjamin Frederick)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Benjamin Frederick)

4 special order 110, HQ 91st PA, 14 November 1864

5 special order 31, HQ 91st PA, 31 May 1865

6 company K, third descriptive roll (Benjamin J [?] Frederick)

7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 37, page [3] (Benj F Frederick)

8 pension index, by name (Benjamin F. Frederick)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Benjamin F Frederick)

10 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Benj F Frederick)

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 156, microfilm series T9, film 1102, page 141 = 54 B handwritten (B F Frederick)

12 Page 192. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (Benjamin F Frederick)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Benjamin F Frederick)

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1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 156, microfilm series T9, film 1102, page 141 = 54 B handwritten]
line2345
street nameOak Street
house number    
dwelling visit #425   
family visit #473   
nameFrederick B. F.- Margaret- John F.- Mary C
colorWWWW
sexMFMF
age4238128
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeSonDaughter
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationLaborerKeeping HouseAt School 
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year  1 
can't read1   
can't write1   
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 37, page [3]]
[line] 39
[house] [blank]
[family] 223
[name] Margret Frederick widow of Frederick Benj F
[rank] Private
[company] M
[unit] 62 Pa Inft
[enlistment date] 9 Aug 1861
[discharge date] 27 Dec 1863
[length of service] Reenlisted
[post office address] [blank]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 14 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Frederick, Benjamin F.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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