91st PA: John R Garden

John R Garden

Before the war

He was born on 9 June 1842 (12, 17, 19; 6 [22 in 1864], 9 [20 in 1861], 10 [27 in 1870], 11 [38 in 1880], 12 [57 in 1900], 13 [68 in 1910]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16).

When he enlisted, he was a carpenter, and was living in Altoona (6, 7).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (6, 7).

During the war

He also served in company H of the 3rd Pennsylvania Infantry (8, 9, 15, 17, 19). He served from 21 April 1861 until 21 July 1861 (9, 17 [Aug 1861]). He served as a private (19).

He enlisted on 9 August 1861 at Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania (1, 7, 17). He was mustered in as a sergeant in company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry, on 1 September 1861, at Washington, DC (7, 8, 17, 19).

He was promoted to first sergeant (17).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 15 February 1864, at Rappahannock, Virginia (1, 6 [13th], 7 [15 Feb], 15 [13 Feb], 17 [mustered out 13 Feb]). He was enlisted for three years, at Licken Run, Virginia, by Lieutenant Adams (6). He was mustered in by Captain Gentry (6).

He was transferred from company L of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st PA on 20 July 1864 (1, 17). 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 on duty at Brigade Head Quarters (3). He was in company K (1, 19, 20 (1st sgt)).

He was promoted to first sergeant (7, 17).

On 30 July 1864, he was placed in charge of a detail ordered to report to the 5th Corps Hospital at City Point, which was ordered to report to Brigade headquarters on 1 August 1864 (4, 5 [1 Aug]). He was then a first sergeant (5). He was still there in September (?) 1864 (5).

He was discharged at Washington DC, on 20 September 1864, as a first sergeant (1, 7, 17 [28 Sep 1864]).

He also served as 2nd lieutenant in company H of the 215th Pennsylvania Infantry (8, 9, 15, 17, 19). He was mustered in on 21 April 1865 (9, 17).

He was mustered out on 28 September 1865 (15, 17 [17 Aug 1865]). He was first sergeant of company K (20).

After the war

In 1866/68, he married Kate [unknown family name] (12, 13). In 1900, she reported having had three children, three of whom were alive (12). In 1910, she reported having had three children, two of whom were alive (13).

In 1870, he was living in Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Kate, with various Renner's (probably his wife's family), and with a servant (10). He was a clerk at a railroad office (10). His wife owned real estate worth $6,000 (10).

On 3 June 1871, he was Captain of the Keystone Zouaves (17).

On 27 November 1872, he was Major and Aide de Campe of the 16th division, National Guard of Pennsylvania (17).

On 11 July 1873, he was Major and Judge Advocate (17).

On 14 August 1874, he was Major and Division Quartermaster of the 5th division, National Guard of Pennsylvania (17).

In July 1877, he resigned (17).

He became a prviate in company D of the 5th Regiment of Infantry [in the Pennsylvania National Guard] (17).

On 15 August 1879 he was promoted to First Sergeant (17).

In 1880, he was living in 1113 Eighth Avenue, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania (11, 17). He was living with his wife Kate, with their children William, Mary, and Walter, and with various Renner's, along with a servant (11). He was a railroad clerk (11).

On 23 March 1880, he was promoted to Second Lieutenant in the Pennsylvania National Guard (17).

On 12 March 1888, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 15).

In 1890, he was living in Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania (9).

In 1900, he was living at 1113 Eighth Avenue, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Kate, their son Walter, and a servant (12). He was a clerk (12).

On 15 [?] February 1907, he again applied for a pension (15).

In 1910, he was living at 1113 8th Avenue, Altoony, Blair County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his wife Kate, his sisterin law Anna Renner, a nephew, and a servant (13). He was a clerk at a railroad office (13).

He died on 22 February 1919, at Altoona, Pennsylvania (15, 17, 19). He was buried in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania (17, 19).

On 1 March 1919, his widow, Kate E Garden, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 15).

In 1920, his widow, Kate Garden, was living at 1113 Eighth Avenue, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania (14). She was living with her sister Anna Renner, and a servant (14).

Katharine E Garden (wife of J R Garden) died on 8 [?] December 1920 (18). She was buried in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania (18).

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 (John R Garden)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (John R Garden)

4 special order 186, HQ 5th Army Corps, 30 July 1864

5 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (John R Garden [?])

6 company K, third descriptive roll (John R Garden)

7 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 18 May 2005 (John R Garden [2 cards])

8 pension index, by name (John R Garden)

9 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 27, page 2 (John R Garden)

10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, ward 2, microfilm series M593, film 1309, page 58 = 17 handwritten (John R Garden)

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair, Altoona, ward 2, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 153, microfilm series T9, film 1102, page 34 = 12 D handwritten (John R Garden)

12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 40, microfilm series T623, film 1380, page 60 = 2 A-B handwritten (John R Garden)

13 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, ward 2, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 36, microfilm series T624, film 1316, page 51 = 5 A handwritten (John R Garden)

14 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, ward 2, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T625, film 1538, page 68 = 8 A handwritten (Kate Garden)

15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (John R Garden)

16 Report of the Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, for the year 1880. Head-quarters National Guard of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Department, Harrisburg, November 30, 1880. Executive Document, No.3. page 136 (John R Garden)

17 Find-A-Grave, memorial #20729325 (accessed 30 Dec 2009) (John R Garden)

18 Find-A-Grave, memorial #20729327 (accessed 30 Dec 2009) (Katherine E Garden)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed January 2008)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed December 2009

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Pennsylvania National Guard, 1880

[Report of the Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, for the year 1880. Head-quarters National Guard of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Department, Harrisburg, November 30, 1880. Executive Document, No.3. * page 136]
[Register [of the National Guard of Pennsylvania]]
FIFTH REGIMENT--Continued.
RANK, NAME, RESIDENCE, RANK FROM. Original Entry into Service. Subsequent Service and Commission. Service of other States, and of the United States. Born. Received Military or Medical Instruction.
Second Lieutenant.
John R. Garden, Altoona, March 23, 1880.
Captain, Keystone Zouaves, June 3, 1871; maj. and A.D.C., 16th div., N.G.P., Nov. 27, 1872; maj. and judge adv., July 11, 1873; maj. and div. quar. mas., 5th div. N.G.P., Aug. 14, 1874; res., July, 1877; priv., D, 5th regt. inf., Aug. 15, 1879; 1st sgt. Priv., H, 3d regt. Pa. vols., April, 1861; mus. out, Aug. 1861; sgt., M, 62nd regt. Pa. vols., Aug. 9, 1861; 1st sgt.; mus. out Feb. 13, 1864, by reason of re-establishment as vet. vol., and transf. to K, 91st. Pa. vols.: 1st sgt. K, 91st Pa. vet. vols.; mus. out Sept. 28, 1864; 2d lt., H, 215th Pa. vol. inf., April 21, 1865; mus. out Aug. 17, 1865. Philadelphia, Pa.  

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, ward 2, microfilm series M593, film 1309, page 58 = 17 handwritten]
line1718192021222324
Dwelling-house number114       
Family number120       
NameRenner Jacob- Samuel A- Annie M- William H- HarryGarden John R.- Kate LLogue Annie
Age642224209272421
SexMMFMMMFF
ColorWWWWWWWW
OccupationNo occupationClerk at R.R. OfficeAt HomeMerchantAt HomeClerk at R. R. OfficeAt HomeDomestic Servant
Real estate value      $6,000 
Personal estate value$500  $1,000    
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born        
Mother foreign born        
Birth month if born within year        
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 old11   1  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...        

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair, Altoona, ward 2, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 153, microfilm series T9, film 1102, page 34 = 12 D handwritten]
line17181920212223242526
street name8th Avenue
house number1113         
dwelling visit #128         
family visit #106         
nameGarden John R- Kate E- William R- Mary A- Walter DRunner JacobRunner AnnieRunner W HRunner HarryRadkey [?] Lucy
colorWWWWWWWWWW
sexMFMFMMFMMF
age383810757536291716
month born if born in year          
relationship WifeSonDaughterSon DaughterSonSonServant
single      1111
married11        
widowed/divorced     1    
married during year          
occupationR R ClerkKeeping houseAt SchoolAt Home Gentleman ClerkAt SchoolServant
months unemployed          
currently ill?          
blind          
deaf/dumb          
idiotic          
insane          
disabled          
school this year          
can't read          
can't write          
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplaceScotlandPennsylvaniaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplaceMarylandPennsylvaniaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 27, page 2]
[line] 5
[house] 282
[family] 282 [?]
[name] Garden John R
[rank] Private
[company] H
[unit] 3 P In
[enlistment date] 21 Apl 1861
[discharge date] 21 July 1861
[length of service] [blank] years, 3 months, [blank] days
[post office address] Do [sc. Altoona Blair Co Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

[line] 6
[house] 282
[family] 282
[name] Garden John R
[rank] Sergt
[company] M
[unit] 62 P In
[enlistment date] 9 Aug 1861
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] Do
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] Transferd [sic] to 91 Pa Regiment 1st Sgt

[line] 7
[house] 282
[family] 282
[name] Garden John R
[rank] 2 Lieut
[company] H
[unit] 215 P In
[enlistment date] 21 Ap 1865
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] Do
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 40, microfilm series T623, film 1380, page 60 = 2 A-B handwritten]
line50123
streetEighth AvenueEighth Ave
house number1113 [?]   
dwelling number28   
family number31   
nameGarden John RGarden Kate E- WalterOsterman [?] Emily
relationshipHeadWifeSonServant
colorWWWW
sexMFMF
birth dateJune 1842June 1839Oct 1873May 1880
age57602620
married?MMSS
# years married3333  
mother of how many children? 3  
# of children living 3  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceScotlandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceMarylandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationClerk [illegible] R.R. MachinistServant
# months not employed0 120
# 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, Blair Count, Altoona, ward 2, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 36, microfilm series T624, film 1316, page 51 = 5 A handwritten]
line1819202122
street8th Ave
house nr1113    
dwelling nr71    
family nr91    
nameGarden John R- E KateRenner M Anna- R RobertDunkley Anna
relationshipHeadWifeSister in LawNephewServant
sexMFFMF
colorWWWWW
age6872702426
marital statusM1M1SSS
#years present marriage4242   
mother of # children 3   
mother of # living children 2   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationClerkNoneNoneMachinistHousemaid
nature of industry etc.R. R. Office  R. R. ShopFamily
employer etc.W  WW
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No  NoNo
# weeks out of work 19090  00
can readYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09     
owned/rentedR    
owned free or mortagaged     
farm/houseH    
nr on farm schedule     
civil war vetUA    
blind     
deaf & dumb     

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, ward 2, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T625, film 1538, page 68 = 8 A handwritten]
line373839
streetEighth Ave
house number1113  
dwelling visit number178  
family visit number196  
nameGarden KateRenner Anna MPritchet Mary H
relationshipHeadSisterServant
own/rentR  
free/mortgaged (if owned)   
sexFFF
raceWWW
age at last birthday828018
marital statusWdSS
year of immigration   
naturalized/alien   
year of naturalization   
attended school since Sept 1919   
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMaryland
native language   
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMaryland
father's native language   
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMaryland
mother's native language   
can speak EnglishYesYesYes
occupationNoneNoneHousework
industry, business  Private Family
employment status  W
number of farm schedule   

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, John R.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
1 Sergt | 1 Sergt
See also 62 Pa. Inf.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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