91st PA: Charles Ganz (or Gauze?)

Charles Ganz (or Gauze?)

Before the war

He was born in 1816/17 (3 (44 in 1861), 4 [72 in 1882?], 6 [59 in 1870], 7 [69 in 1880]). He was born in Hanover, Germany (4, 6, 7).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 18 October 1861 (1, 3, 5, 9). He enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3). He was mustered in, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a private in company I (1, 3, 10, 11).

He was discharged on 19 January 1863 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 2 [Feb], 3, 4 [15 months service], 5, 9). He was a private, in company I (10, 11).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in the 11th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Caroline (6). He was a tailor (6).

In 1880, he was living at 8 [?] Crawford [??], Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Caroline, his daughter [?] Caroline Schearer, and his grandson [??] George Schearer (7). He was a tailor (7).

On 28 November 1881, he applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 9).

On 7 February 1882, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (4). He had an eye disease (4). He was present at the Southern Branch in 1883 (4).

In 1890, he was living at the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (5). He suffered from "par" (partial?) blindness (5).

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 consolidated morning report, 12 February 1863 (Private Gauz)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 28 March 2005 (Charles Gauze)

4 National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Report of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the said board for the year ending June 30, 1884. January 5, 1885. Serial Set volume 2310, session volume 1, 48th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 11, page 216 (Charles Ganz [sic])

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, supervisor's district 1 (image 263 on Ancestry) (Charles Ganz [sic])

6 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 33rd district 11th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1396, page 43 = 85 handwritten (Charles Ganz)

7 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district 193 [?], microfilm series T9, film 1172, page 492 D = 16 [?] (Charles Gantz)

8 pension index, by name (Charles Ganz)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Charles Ganz)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles Ganzo)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles Ganz)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

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accessed 4 October 2010

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 33rd district 11th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1396, page 43 = 85 handwritten]
line3738
Dwelling-house number579 
Family number733 
NameGanz Charles- Caroline
Age5958
SexMF
ColorWW
OccupationTailorKeeping house
Real estate value  
Personal estate value  
BirthplaceHanoverHanover
Father foreign born11
Mother foreign born11
Birth month if born within year  
Marriage month if married within year  
Attended school past year  
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 193 [?], microfilm series T9, film 1172, page 492 D = 16 [?]]
line38394041
street nameCrawford [??]
house number8 [?]   
dwelling visit #133   
family visit #191   
nameGantz CharlesGantz CarolineSchearer CarolineSchearer George
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
age6968263 [??]
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeDaughter [??]GrandSon
single   1
married111 
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationTailorKeeping houseTailoress 
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year    
can't read    
can't write    
birthplaceHanoverHanoverPennPenn
father's birthplaceHanoverHanoverHanoverPenn
mother's birthplaceHanoverHanoverHanover[illegible]

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Soldiers Home, supervisor's district 1 (image 263 on Ancestry)]
[line] 1
[house]
[family]
[name] Ganz [sic] Charles
[rank] pvt
[company] I
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] Oct 1861
[discharge date] Jany 1863
[length of service] 1 year, 3 months, [blank] days
[post office address] Nat Soldiers Home Virginia
[disability incurred] par [? perhaps partial?] Blindness
[remarks] US Service

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]


Ganzo, Charles
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Ganz, Charles

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 16 April 2014]

Ganz, Charles
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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