91st PA: William H Geiger (or Giger)

William H Geiger (or Giger)

Before the war

He was born in 1841/42 (5 (19 in 1861)). He was born in Catawissa, Pennsylvania (5).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, light eyes, and light hair (5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 12 November 1861 (1, 5, 6, 7). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Gilbert (5). He was a private, in company F (1, 9, 10).

He was promoted on 11 June 1862 to corporal (1, 4, 5).

He was transferred on 8 July 1863 to the Veterans' Reserve Corps (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9). When he was transferred, he was a corporal in company F (9, 10). He served in company 113 of the 2nd battalion of the Veterans' Reserve Corp, in companies A and B of the 1st Veterans' Reserve Corps, and company I of the 2nd Veterans' Reserve Corps (7, 8).

After the war

On 28 April 1884, he applied successfully for a pension (7, 8).

In 1890, he was living in Latty, Paulding County, Ohio (post office Follner) (6).

On 28 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (7).

He died on 3 February 1921, at Toledo, Ohio (7).

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) (William H Giger)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 1 August 1863 (Corpl Geigher)

3 company F, register of men transferred (William H Geiger)

4 company F, list of non-commissioned officers (William H Geiger)

5 company F, descriptive roll, #81 (William H Geiger)

6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Ohio, Paulding County, Latty, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 136, page 2 (William H Geiger)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry (William H Geiger)

8 pension index, by name (William H Geiger)

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William H Geiger)

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

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William H Geiger in the 91st PA database

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Ohio, Paulding County, Latty, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 136, page 2]
[line] 21
[house] 162
[family] 162
[name] William H. Geiger
[rank] Corpor
[company] F
[unit] 91 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] Nov 12 1861
[discharge date] July 8 1863 [written above a crossed-out Nov 18 1864]
[length of service] 3 years, 0 months, days
[post office address] Do [sc. Follner Paulding Co O.]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 17 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Geiger, William H.
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corpl
See also V.R.C.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 23 April 2014]

Giger, William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corpl
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Geiger, William H

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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