91st PA: Edward D Garden

Edward D Garden

Before the war

He was born on 21 June 1847, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 9, 14; 4 (18 in 1864), 5 (18 in 1864), 6 (18 in 1864), 13 (66 at death in 1911), 17 (32 in 1880), 18 (22 in 1870), 19 (62 in 1910), 20 (13 in 1860). place: 4, 5, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20]

In 1860, he may be the Edward Gardner living in North East Ward, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was living with William (67), Robert (21), Ann (60), and Emma (12) Gardner. He had attended school within the year. [source: 20]

When he enlisted he was a laborer. [sources: 4, 5, 6]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and auburn hair. [sources: 4, 5, 6]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 1 January 1864 in the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry. He was enrolled for three years, at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, by Captain Bolenies [?] or Beleucius [?]. He served in company M. He was mustered in as a private, at Lancaster, Pennsylvania. [sources: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 (musician)]

He was promoted to musician. [source: 5]

He was transferred from company L of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st on 20 July 1864. On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M of the 62nd Pennsylvania, were assigned to company G. On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company. He was then present, as a musician. He was a musician in company K. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 5, 11, 22 (no reference to 62nd)]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company. He was a musician, in company K. [sources: 1, 5, 7 (4 Jul 65), 10, 22]

After the war

In 1869/70, he married Mary A [unknown family name]. She was born on 25 September 1850, in Pennsylvania. She apparently had ten children, four alive in 1900, including these:

[source: 9, 17]

In 1870, he was living in ward 6, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Mary (presumably his wife), and Ann (perhaps his mother) Garden, and with Margaret and William Hiler. He was a slater, and owned $200 in personal property. [source: 18]

In 1880, he was living at 446 West Lemon Street, ward 9, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary and children Annie Elizabeth and Edward Warner. He was a slater. [source: 17]

On 3 December 1889, his daughter Anna Elizabeth Garden married Edwin Jacob Kepner, at the Grace Lutheran parsonage (presumably in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania). He was born in 1868/69, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to George A Kepner and [unknown], and was a mechanic. [source: 21]

In 1890, he was living in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [source: 7]

On 19 June 1891, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 8, 10]

In 1900, he was living at 864 North Prince, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary, his daughter Minnie, and his son William. He was a slater, and had been out of work for six months in the previous year. [source: 9]

On 22 February 1909, Mary A Garden, his wife, died. She was buried in Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [source: 15]

On 22 [?] June 1909, he again applied for a pension. [source: 10]

In 1910. he was living at 524 Mary Street, ward 9, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his children Minnie and William. He was a jail guard. [source: 19]

On 2 September 1911, he died, at Philadephia Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a laborer. He died of chronic interstitial nephritis, with uremia contributing. He lived near Mifflin, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. [sources: 10, 12, 13, 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) (Edward D Garden)

2 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Edward J Garden)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Edward D Garden)

4 company K, third descriptive roll (Edward D Garden)

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 18 May 2005 (Edward D Garden)

6 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Edward D Garden)

7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 196, page 2 (Edward D Garden)

8 pension index, by name (Edward D Garden)

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 73, microfilm series T623, film 1424, page 300 A = 1 handwritten (Edward Garden)

10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Edward D Garden)

11 Page 194. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (Edward D Garden)

12 Pennsylvania death indices, 1911 (accessed 11 Nov 12) ("Garden, Edward D.; 90363; Phila.; Sept. 2.")

13 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2 September 1911, file number 90363 (Edward D Garden)

14 Find a grave, memorial 32780286, created by GerbLady, added 9 Jan 2009, accessed 31 March 2013 (Edward D Garden)

15 Find a grave, memorial 32780297, created by GerbLady, added 9 Jan 2009, accessed 6 April 2013 (Mary A Garden)

16 Find a grave, memorial 32782761, created by GerbLade, added 9 Jan 2009, accessed 6 April 2013 ([daughter] Lillie Garden)

17 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, enumeration district 162, microfilm series T9, film 1143, page 270 = 16 D handwritten (FamilySearch) (Edward D Garden)

18 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, ward 6, district 210, microfilm series M593, film 1356, page 308 recto = 29 handwritten (Edward D Garden)

19 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, ward 9, microfilm series T624, film 1354, page 256 = 7 B handwritten (Edward D Gardner [sic])

20 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, North East Ward, microfilm series M653, film 1126, page 917 = 83 handwritten (Edward Gardner [sic])

21 (not transcribed) Pennsylvania county marriages, Lancaster County, license 4582, 3 December 1889, Edwin J Kepner and Annie E Garden (FamilySearch) (Edward D Garden)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 6 April 2013)
1920 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 6 April 2013)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 6 April 2013)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 6 April 2013
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 6 April 2013)
searched for Edward Garden or Gardner died 1911
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 6 April 2013)
searched for Edward Garden or Gardner

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Edward D Garden in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Edward D Garden in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, North East Ward, microfilm series M653, film 1126, page 917 = 83 handwritten]
[identification is speculative. On the positive side, I have no other candidates, and Ann could be the Ann living with him in the 1870 census. On the other hand, William and Ann were both born in Pennsylvania, while according to the 1880 census, both my Edward's parents were born in Scotland, and the 1900 and 1910 censuses have his father born in Scotland but his mother born in Pennsylvania]
line1718192021
Dwelling number608    
Family number606    
NameWilliam GardnerRobert "Ann "Edward "Emma "
Age6721601312
SexM"FMF
Color     
OccupationPainterSaddler   
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate100    
Place of birthPa""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year   11
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, ward 6, district 210, microfilm series M593, film 1356, page 308 recto = 29 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line45678
Dwelling-house number229    
Family number234    
NameGarden Edward D- Mary- Ann- Hiler Margaret- William
Age2220591210
SexMFFFM
ColorWWWWW
OccupationSlaterKeeping HouseKeeping House  
Real estate value     
Personal estate value200    
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born 1   
Mother foreign born 1   
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year   11
Can't read     
Can't write     
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, Lancaster County, Lancaster, ward 9, enumeration district 162, microfilm series T9, film 1143, page 270 = 16 D handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed below]
line41424344
street nameWest Lemon St
house number446   
dwelling visit #157   
family visit #174   
nameGarden, Edward D- Mary- Annie Elizabeth- Edward Warner
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
age322884
month born if born in year    
relationshipFatherWifeDaughterSon
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationSlaterKeeping HomeAt SchoolAt Home
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year  1 
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePennPennPennPenn
father's birthplaceScotlandGermanyPennPenn
mother's birthplaceScotlandGermanyPennPenn

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 196, page 2]
[identity is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 23
[house] 42
[family] 42
[name] Garden, Edward D.
[rank] Musician
[company] K
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] Jan 1 1864
[discharge date] July 4 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 6 months, 3 days
[post office address] do do [sc. Lancaster, Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 73, microfilm series T623, film 1424, page 300 A = 1 handwritten]
[identity is likely, given the location and the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed above]
line28293031
streetNorth Prince
house number864   
dwelling number5   
family number5   
nameGarden Edward" Mary A" Minnie M" William M
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSon
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
birth dateJune 21 [?] 1847Sept 25 1850Jan 7 1882Feb 13 1886
age52491814
married?MMSS
# years married3030  
mother of how many children? 10  
# of children living 4  
birthplace" [sc. Penna]"""
father's birthplaceScotlandGermanyPenna"
mother's birthplaceUnited StatesGermanyPenna"
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationSlater DressmakerClerk (Store)
# months not employed6 00
# months in school    
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedR   
free or mortgaged    
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, ward 9, microfilm series T624, film 1354, page 256 = 7 B handwritten]
[identification is likely; the children are clearly identical to the children in the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line899091
streetMary Street
house nr524  
dwelling nr157  
family nr165  
nameGardner [sic] Edward D- Minnie M- William A
relationshipHeaddaughterson
sexMFM
colorWWW
age622824
marital statusWdSS
#years present marriage   
mother of # children   
mother of # living children  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceScotland EngPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationGuardNonefinisher
nature of industry etc.Jail Watch Factory
employer etc.W W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No No
# weeks out of work 19090 0
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedR  
owned free or mortagaged   
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 16 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Garden, Edward D.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Musician | Musician
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2 September 1911, file number 90363, Edward D Garden]
[received 30 March 2013, from Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records (ordered 12 November 2012)]

CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
File No. 90363
Registered No. 27374
Registration District No. [blank]
Primary Registration District No. [blank]
1. PLACE OF DEATH.
City of Phila
(No. Phila Hos [?] 27 Ward.)
2. FULL NAME Edward D. Garden

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX M
4. COLOR OR RACE W
5. W[idowed] [?]
6. DATE OF BIRTH -
7. AGE 66 yrs. [blank] mos. [blank] ds.
8. OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession, or particular kind of work Laborer
(b) General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which employed (or employer) [blank]
9. BIRTHPLACE Phila
10. NAME OF FATHER -
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER -
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER -
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER -
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
(Informant) K [?] Ceralos [??]
(Address) Phila Hos
15. Filed [illegible] [illegible] Local Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH (Month) 9 (Day) 2 (Year) 1911
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from 8/22 1911, to Sep 2 1911, that I last saw him alive on 9/1 [?] 1911, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 245 AM.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Chro Int Nephritis
(Duration) [blank]
Contributory (secondary) Uremia (Duration) [blank]
(Signed) Saml M Hay [?] M.D.
(Address) Phila Hos.
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (FOR HOSPITALS, INSTITUTIONS, TRANSIENTS, OR RECENT RESIDENTS).
At place of death [blank]
In the State [blank]
Where was disease contracted, if not at place of death? [blank]
Former or usual residence near [?] Mifflin [illegible]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Lancaster Pa
DATE OF BURIAL [illegible]
20. UNDERTAKER [illegible]
ADDRESS [illegible]

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