91st PA: William Freed

William Freed

Before the war

He was born on 10 May 1834 (6, 10; 2 (31 in 1865), 4 (34 in 1870), 5 (46 in 1880), 6 (66 in 1900), 7 (75 in 1910). He was born in Pennsylvania (4, 5, 6, 7).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 2). He was mustered into service as a private on 28 February 1865 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3). He was a private in company F (1, 12, 13).

In 1860/62, he married Abigail A [unknown family name] (6, 7). They apparently had these three children (4, 6 (3 children in 1900 all alive), 7 (3 children in 1910 all alive)):

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 2, 3). He was a private in company F (12, 13).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (4). He was living with his wife Abigail, and Marietta, William, Mervin (presumably his children), and Philip (perhaps his father) (4). He was a blacksmith, and owned $800 in real estate and $250 in personal property (4).

In 1880, he was living in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with his wife Abigail and children William and Mervin (5). He was a blacksmith, and had been out of work four months (5).

In 1890, he was living in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office Arendtsville) (3).

On 8 August 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (9, 11).

In 1900, he was living in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Abigail and son William (6). He was a farmer (6).

On 19 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (9).

In 1910, he was living in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Abigail and son William (7). He was living on his own income (7).

He died on Saturday 26 July 1913, at his home, in Hilltown, Pennsylvania (8, 9) He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Arendtsville, Adams County, Pennsylvania (8).

On 5 August 1913, his widow, Abigail A Freed, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (9, 11).

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) (William Freed)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (William Freed)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 6, page 5 (William Freed)

4 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 131 = 55 handwritten (William Fried)

5 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 42, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 12 D = 24 handwritten (William Freed)

6 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 2, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 22 A = 11 handwritten (William Freed)

7 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 7, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 76 = 8 handwritten (William Freed)

8 William Freed [death notice]. Adams County News (Gettysburg PA), Saturday 2 August 1913, page 6 (William Freed)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (William Freed)

10 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 27 October 2009 (William Fried)

11 pension index, by name (William Freed)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Fread)

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

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William Freed in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 131 = 55 handwritten]
line111213141516
Dwelling-house number424     
Family number452     
NameFried William- Abigail- Marietta- William- Mervin- Philip
Age3428652/1276
SexMFFMMM
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationBlacksmithKeeping House    
Real estate value800     
Personal estate value250     
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]"""""
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
Birth month if born within year    May 
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    1
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 42, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 12 D = 24 handwritten]
line1234
street name    
house number    
dwelling visit #218   
family visit #233   
nameFreed William- Abigail- William G- Mervin E
colorWWWW
sexMFMM
age46381510
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeSonSon
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationBlacksmithKeeping house  
months unemployed4   
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year  11
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceMarylandPaPaPa
mother's birthplaceMdPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 6, page 5]
[line] 9
[house] 229
[family] 235
[name] William Freed
[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 91 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 0 years, 4 months, 22 [sic] days
[post office address] Arendtsville Adams Co. Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 2, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 22 A = 11 handwritten]
line313233
street   
house number   
dwelling number218  
family number225  
nameFreed William- Abigail- William G
relationshipHeadWifeSon
colorWWW
sexMFM
birth dateMay 1834May 1842Mar 1865
age665835
married?MMS
# years married3939 
mother of how many children? 3 
# of children living 3 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceMarylandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationFarmer Farm laborer
# months not employed0 0
# months in school   
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseF  
# of farm schedule114  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 7, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 76 = 8 handwritten]
line678
streetHuntingtown Road
house nr   
dwelling nr156  
family nr163  
nameFreed William- Abigail M- William G
relationshipHeadWifeSon
sexMFM
colorWWW
age756745
marital statusM1M1S
#years present marriage4848 
mother of # children 3 
mother of # living children 3 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationOwn incomeNonefarm laborer
nature of industry etc." [sc. General farm] Working out
employer etc.  W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  No
# weeks out of work 1909  8 [?]
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedF  
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vetUA  
blind   
deaf & dumb   

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 4 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Fread, William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Freed, William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 14 April 2014]

Freed, William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

William Freed [death notice]

[Adams County News (Gettysburg PA), Saturday 2 August 1913, page 6]
WILLIAM FREED
Civil War Veteran Died Saturday Evening at his Home

William Freed, a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home in Hilltown Saturday evening at 9 o'clock from a complication of diseases, aged 79 years.

He is survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter, M. E. Freed, of Cashtown; William Freed, at home; Mrs. H. G. Comfort, of Arendtsville.

The funeral was held on Monday at 1 o'clock from his late home. Interment at Arendtsville, in Evergreen cemetery.


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