91st PA: George H Gash

George H Gash

Before the war

He was born in 1835/36 (6 (26 in 1861), 7 (25 in 1861), 10 [25 in 1860], 12 [33 in 1870], 13 [35 at death in 1873] ). He was born in Carlisle, England (6, 7, 10, 12, 13).

In 1860, he was living in ward 19, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Isabella and Thomas (presumably their son) (10). He was a carpenter (10).

When he enlisted, he was a carpen[ter] (6, 7).

Description

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

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 27 September 1861 (1, 3, 6). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Casner (6). He was mustered in as a private in company K, by Captain Dye (6, 16, 17).

He was appointed corporal on 8 October 1861 (5).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant Carpenter (7). He was mustered in by Lieutenant Swan (7).

He was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia (1).

On 17 February 1865, he was promoted to sergeant, effective 1 January 1865 (2).

He was discharged on 16 March 1865 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 3, 9). He was a sergeant in company K (1, 16, 17).

After the war

On 30 March 1865, he applied successfully for a pension (8, 14).

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Isabella and children Thomas, George, and Sarah (12). He was a carpenter, and owned $600 in real estate, and $250 in personal property (12). He was a citizen (12).

He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 15 May 1873, of consumption (13). He was then a carpenter (13). He was married (13). He died at, or was buried from, Indiana above D street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). He was buried on 18 May 1873, at Greenwood Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Philadelphia (13).

On 28 May 1873, his widow, Isabel L Gash, applied successfully for a pension (8, 14).

In 1880, his widow, Isabel Gash, was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). She was living with her mother, Hanna Hustter, and with three children: George, Sarah, and Mary (11).

In 1890, his widow, Isabel Gash, was living at 439 or 449 East Indiana, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 4). George H Gash, a brickmaker, was also living there (4).

On 14 September 1895, his widow, Isabel L Gash, died (15). She was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, on Tuesday, from her late residence 449 East Indiana Avenue (15).

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 9, HQ 91st PA, 17 February 1865

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [781], page [3] (image 2496 on Ancestry) (George Gash)

4 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (George Gash)

5 company K, list of non-commissioned officers (Geo H Gash)

6 company K, descriptive roll (George H Gash)

7 company K, third descriptive roll (George H Gash)

8 pension index, by name (George H Gash)

9 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 28 March 1865 (Geo H Gash)

10 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, microfilm series M653, film 1170, page 574 = 104 handwritten (George Gash)

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 536, microfilm series T9, film 1184, page 279 = 13 A handwritten (Isabel Gash)

12 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1412, page 102 = 54 handwritten (George Gash)

13 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 May 1873 (George H Gash)

14 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (George H Gash)

15 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 15 September 1895, part 2, page supplement 14 (Isabel L Gash)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1900 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed January 2008)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed January 2008

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, microfilm series M653, film 1170, page 574 = 104 handwritten]
line313233
Dwelling number[772]  
Family number833  
NameGeorge GashIsabella "Thomas "
Age25206/12
SexMFM
ColorWWW
OccupationCarpenter  
Value of real estate owned   
Value of personal estate   
Place of birthEnglandUS Pa"
Married within year   
Attended school within year   
Cannot read & write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1412, page 102 = 54 handwritten]
line1112131415
Dwelling-house number403    
Family number425    
NameGash GeorgeIsabellaThomasGeorgeSarah
Age33301084
Sexmfmmf
Colorwwwww
OccupationCarpenter    
Real estate value600    
Personal estate value250    
BirthplaceEnglandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born1 111
Mother foreign born1    
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, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 536, microfilm series T9, film 1184, page 279 = 13 A handwritten]
line3132333435
street nameAnderson [??]
house number     
dwelling visit #141    
family visit #144    
nameHustter HannaGash IsabelGeorgeSarahMary
colorWWWWW
sexFFMFF
age614018149
month born if born in year     
relationship DaughterSonDaughterDaughter
single  111
married     
widowed/divorced11   
married during year     
occupationKeeping HouseKeeping HouseWeaverWorks carpet millSchool
months unemployed   1 
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year    1
can't read1 1  
can't write1 1  
birthplacePennVergina [sic]PennPennPenn
father's birthplacePennEnglandEnglandEngland"
mother's birthplacePennPennVerVer"

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [781], page [3] (image 2496 on Ancestry)]
[line] 27
[house] 106
[family] 107
[name] Widow of George Gash
[rank] Corporal
[company] K
[unit] 91st Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 27 Sept 1861
[discharge date] 25 Dec 1863
[length of service] 2 years, 12 months, 29 days

[enlistment date] 5th [sic] Dec 1863
[discharge date] 16 March [?] 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 3 months, 11 days

[post office address] 439 Indiana
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, March 2005]
Isabel Gash, wid George, h 449 E Indiana
George H Gash, brickmkr, h 449 E Indiana
Hannah W Hustler, wid Thomas, h 449 E Indiana

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]


Gash, George W.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corpl | Sergt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 16 April 2014]

Gash, George H.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylania Inf.
Corpl | Sergt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Gash, George W.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 May 1873, George H Gash]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed 29 Nov 2008)]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, George H. Gash
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 35 Years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, May 15th 1873
7. Cause of Death, Consumption
G. L. Henriat [??] M.D.
Residence, 2658 Franklin Road
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Carpenter
9. Place of Birth, England
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 20 [?] [could be '25']
12. Street and Number Indianni [sic] ab D st
13. Date of Burial, May 18 1873
14. Place of Burial, Greenwood K of P.
Anthony C Hookey, Undertaker
Residence, 2264 Frankford Rd

spouse's death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 15 September 1895, part 2, page supplement 14, Isabel L Gash]

GASH.--On the 14th inst., Isabel L., wife of the late George H. Gash, aged 57 years. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Tuesday afternoon, at 1 o'clock, from her late residence, 449 East Indiana avenue. To proceed to Greenwood Cemetery.


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