He was born in 1830/31 (2 (34 in 1865), 3 (34 in 1865), 6 [28 in 1860], 7 [39 in 1870]). He was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (2, 3 [Germany], 6 [Germany], 7 [Prussia]).
In 1860, he was living in ward 19, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with Louisa (presumably his wife), and with Catharine and Geo. Nevil (presumably their children) (6). He was a brickmaker (6).
When he enlisted, he was a brickmaker, and was living in Hockendauqua, Pennsylvania (2, 3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (2 [light complexion], 3 [dark complexion]).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 13 February 1865 (1, 2, 3, 4 [15 Jul 63]). He was enlisted for one year, at Norristown, Pennsylvania, by Captain Yerkes (2 [Philadelphia], 3 [Norristown]). He was mustered in as a private in company H, by Captain Yerkes, at Norristown, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3, 8).
The regiment reported him gained on 22 February 1865 (5).
In 1870, he was living in ward 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with Louisa (presumably his wife), and with Catharine, Anna, and William (7). He worked in a brickyard, and owned $125 in personal property (7).
In 1890, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4).
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) (John Gentner)
2 company H, descriptive roll, #139 (John Gentner)
3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 12 March 2005 (John Gentner; rolls also have 'Genbnor')
4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 776, page  (image 2482 on Ancestry) (John Gentner)
5 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania (Gentner)
6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, microfilm series M653, film 1169, page 308 = 308 handwritten (John Gentner)
7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, district 67, microfilm series M593, film 1407, pages 584 = 136 handwritten to 584 verso = 137 handwritten (John Gentner)
8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Gentner)
|Name||John Gentner||Louisa "||Catharine "||Geo. Nevil "|
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate|
|Place of birth||Germany||Prussia||Phila||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Gentner John||- Louisa||Gentner Catharine||- Anna||- William|
|Occupation||Works in Brick Yard||Keeping house||Attending School||Attending School|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||125|
|Father foreign born||1||1||1||1||[blank]|
|Mother foreign born||1||1||1||1||[blank]|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|