He was born in March 1839 (11; 6 (23 in 1861), 5 [41 in 1880], 11 [March 1839], 12 [21 in 1860], 13 [31 in 1870], 23 [61 at death in 1901], 25 (12 in 1850)). He was born in Prussia (5, 11, 12, 13, 23 [Germany], 25 (PA)).
He immigrated to the United States in 1844 (11). He was a naturalized United States citizen by 1870 (11, 13).
In 1850, he was living in Lower Delaware Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (25). He was living with Philip and Hannah Hamberger (presumably his parents), and with Moses and Isaac Hamberger (presumably siblings), along with Sophia Buckley (25). He had attended school within the year (25).
In 1860, he was living in ward 7 of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). He was a liquor dealer (12). He was living with Philip and Hannah Hamburg (presumably his parents), Moses and Isaac Hamburg (probably his brothers), and Christiana (a domestic servant) (12).
When he enlisted, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6).
He enlisted and was mustered into service as second lieutenant of company A on 30 September 1861 (1, 3, 4, 6, 8 [4 Jun 61], 20, 24, 27).
He married Fannie Cohen about 1865/1866 (11, 18). In 1900, she had had six children, four of whom were alive (11). In 1910, she reported having had five children, four of whom were alive (14).
In 1870, he was living in the 13th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). He was a pawn broker, with $3000 in personal property (13). He was living with his wife Fanny, and three of their children (Sally, Bertha, and Hanna) (13).
On 2 January 1873, the Mayor of Philadelphia issued a pawnbrokers' license to Ansel Hamburg (16).
In 1880, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with his wife Frances Hamburg, four daughters (Bertha, Sarah, Hannah, and Caroline), and one servant (5). He was a pawnbroker (5).
On 2 or 9 August 1886, he applied successfully for a pension (7, 10).
In 1890, he was living at 1323 South Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8, 9). He was in trimmings (9). He had lumbago, caused by "camp exposure" (8).
In May 1898, Carl Ansel Hamberg (perhaps his son?) offered to serve in the Spanish-American War (17).
In 1900, he was living at 1323 South Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which he was renting (11). He had a furnishing store (11). He was living with his wife Fannie, three of his daughters (Bertha, Hannah, and Carrie), and a servant (11).
He died on 16 December 1901, at 1323 South Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of fatty degeneration of the heart (6, 15, 23). He was buried on Thursday 19 December 1901, at Mt Sinai Cemetery, [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] (15, 23).
On 20 December 1901, his widow, Fanny Hamberg, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 10).
In 1910, his widow Fannie was living at 1532 Page Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14). She was living with her daughters Bertha and Carrie (14).
On 24 October 1911, his widow Fannie Hamberg died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18, 26). She was buried in Mt Sinai Cemetery (18).
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) (Ansel Hamburg)
2 Official army register (Ansel Hamberg)
3 regimental descriptive book (Ansel Hamburg)
4 register of commissioned officers, company A (Ansel Hamberg)
5 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 114, microfilm series T9, film 1170, page 6 C = 11 handwritten (Ansel Hamburg)
6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (Ansel Hamburg; rolls have Ansel A Hamburg)
7 pension index, by regiment (Ansel Hamberg)
8 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 134, page 1 (image 515 on Ancestry), line 1) (Ansel Hamberg)
9 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (searched transcription on Ancestry, January 2005) (Ansel Hamberg)
10 pension index, by name (Ansel Hamberg)
11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 7, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 126, page 133A (Ansel Hamberg)
12 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia ward 13, page 553 stamped = 133 handwritten, lines 23-28 (Ansel Hamburg)
13 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, ward 13 district 38, page 372 stamped = 54 handwritten, lines 6-10 (Hanna [sic] Hamburg)
14 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 752, microfilm series T624, film 1403, page 141 B = 6 handwritten (Fannie Hamberg)
15 'Notes of interest to the veterans'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 22 December 1901, page 5 (Ansil Hamberg)
16 'Pawnbrokers' licenses'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 3 January 1873, page  (Ansel Hamburg)
17 'More volunteers offer for the war [with Spain]'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 9 May 1898, page 2
18 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer, 26 October 1911, page 7; also 27 October 1911, page 7 (Fannie Hamberg)
19 'The Home Guard organization', Philadelphia Inquirer, 29 June 1861, page 2 (A Hamburg)
20 'Camp Chase at Gray's Ferry' Philadelphia Inquirer 19 October 1861 page 8 (- Hamburg)
21 'Camp Chase', Philadelphia Inquirer 30 November 1861 (Ansel Hamburg)
22 'Departure of Col. Gregory's regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 22 January 1862 page 2 (Ansel Hamburg)
23 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 December 1901, #12932 [?] (Ansel Hamberg)
24 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Ansel Hamberg)
26 Pennsylvania death indices, 1911 ('Hamberg, Fannie; 101274; Phila.; Oct. 24.')
27 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Ansel Hamburg)
|Name||Philip Hamberger||Hannah Hamberger||Angel Hamberger||Moses Hamberger||Isaac Hamberger||Sophia Buckley|
|[the family name could be 'Humberger', as in the FamilySearch and Ancestry indices]|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Grocer|
|Real estate owned|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Philip Hamburg||Hannah "||Ansel "||Moses "||Isaac "||Christiana -|
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate|
|Place of birth||Prussia||"||"||"||"||Wurtemburg|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Hamburg Hanna [sic]||- Fanny||- Sally||- Bertha||- Hanna|
|Occupation||Pawn broker||Keeping house|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||3000|
|Father foreign born||1||1||1||1||1|
|Mother foreign born||1||1||1||1||1|
|Birth month if born within year||Aug|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|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 ...|
|dwelling visit #||98|
|family visit #||167|
|name||Hamburg Ansel||" Frances||" Bertha||" Sarah||" Hannah||" Caroline||Koch Elizabeth|
|month born if born in year|
|[all are clearly blank; other rows on this page have '1' in this column]|
|married during year|
|school this year||1||1||1|
|name||Hamberg Ansel||- Fannie||- Bertha||- Hannah||- Carrie||Blunt Alexander|
|birth date||Mar 1839||July 1846||Aug 1866||Aug 1869||Apr 1879||Nov 1835|
|# years married||34||34|
|mother of how many children?||6|
|# of children living||4|
|father's birthplace||Germany||England||Germany||Germany||Germany||N. Carolina|
|mother's birthplace||Germany||England||England||England||England||N. Carolina|
|# years in USA||56||51|
|occupation||Furnishing Store||['Saleslady' is crossed out']||Saleslady||Saleslady||Saleslady||Servant|
|# months not employed||0||0||0||0||0|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Hamberg Fannie||- Bertha||- Carrie|
|#years present marriage|
|mother of # children||5|
|mother of # living children||4|
|father's birthplace||Eng Yiddish||Ger German||Ger German|
|mother's birthplace||Eng Yiddish||Eng Yiddish||Eng Yiddish|
|occupation||Own Income||Mail order clerk||Saleswoman|
|nature of industry etc.||Depart. store||Depart. store|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||12||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|
A large number of members greeted Commander McCauley on his visit to Post No. 2 on Thursday night. Chaplain Hickock announced the death of Comrade Ansil Hamberg, late Second Lieutenant Ninety-first Regiment, P.V., who was buried on Thursday. [...][Philadelphia Inquirer, 3 January 1873, page ]
To the following named pawnbrokers licenses were yesterday issued by the Mayor:--Joseph J. Harvey, Isaac E. Isaacs, John Rettew, A. S. Reed, A. J. Baker, Jacob Salinger, Ansel Hamburg, M. D'Ancona, [etc.][Philadelphia Inquirer, 9 May 1898, page 2]
Carl Ansel Hamberg, of 1323 South street, Philadelphia, and Thomas Morrow, of Lehighton, offer their services unconditionally to the Secretary of War.
HAMBERG. On October 24, 1911, FANNIE, widow of Ansel Hamberg and daughter of the late Jacob and Sarah Cohen, in her 66th year. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral, on Friday, at 2 PM, from her late residence, 1532 Page st. Interment Mt Sinai Cemetery.[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 December 1901, #12932 [?], Ansel Hamberg]