91st PA: Ansel Hamburg

Ansel Hamburg

Before the war

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).

In June 1861, he was second lieutenant of Company A, First Regiment, of the Philadelphia Home Guards, from the Thirteenth Ward (with Edgar Gregory as captain) (19).

When he enlisted, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6).

During the war

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 resigned on 3 June 1862, on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 3, 4, 6, 8). He was second lieutenant of company A (1, 2, 4, 24, 27).

After the war

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).

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) (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 [3] (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)

25 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Lower Delaware Ward, microfilm series M432, film 816, page 33 recto = 65 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Angel Hamberger [?])

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)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1920 US census
HeritageQuest and LDS pilot indices (accessed 5 September 2010)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 5 September 2010)
1940 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 4 May 2014)
Rootsweb WorldConnect
accessed 5 September 2010

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Ansel Hamburg in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Lower Delaware Ward, microfilm series M432, film 816, page 33 recto = 65 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain]
line353637383940
Dwellings visited347     
Families visited451     
NamePhilip HambergerHannah HambergerAngel HambergerMoses HambergerIsaac HambergerSophia Buckley
[the family name could be 'Humberger', as in the FamilySearch and Ancestry indices]
Age40401210717
SexMFFMMF
Color      
Occupation of males over 15 yearsGrocer     
Real estate owned      
BirthplaceGermanydoPadododo
Married within year      
Attended school within year  111 
Over 20 & can't read/write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia ward 13, page 553 stamped = 133 handwritten, lines 23-28]
[identification is uncertain]
line232425262728
Dwelling number914     
Family number926     
NamePhilip HamburgHannah "Ansel "Moses "Isaac "Christiana -
Age485221191722
SexMFMMMF
Color      
OccupationSexton Liquor Dealer" Domestic
Value of real estate owned      
Value of personal estate      
Place of birthPrussia""""Wurtemburg
Married within year      
Attended school within year      
Cannot read & write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, ward 13 district 38, page 372 stamped = 54 handwritten, lines 6-10]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line678910
Dwelling-house number363    
Family number368    
NameHamburg Hanna [sic]- Fanny- Sally- Bertha- Hanna
Age31242310/12
SexMFFFF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationPawn brokerKeeping house   
Real estate value     
Personal estate value3000    
BirthplacePrussiaEnglandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born11111
Mother foreign born11111
Birth month if born within year    Aug
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 114, microfilm series T9, film 1170, page 6 C = 11 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed below]
line33343536373839
street name       
house number515      
dwelling visit #98      
family visit #167      
nameHamburg Ansel" Frances" Bertha" Sarah" Hannah" CarolineKoch Elizabeth
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFFFFF
age4134131210119
month born if born in year       
relationship wifedaughter"""servant
single       
[all are clearly blank; other rows on this page have '1' in this column]
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationPawnbrokerKeeping house     
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year  111  
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePrussiaEnglandPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePrussiaEnglandPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussia
mother's birthplacePrussiaEnglandEnglandEnglandEnglandEnglandEngland

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 134, page 1 (image 515 on Ancestry), line 1)]
[The enumerator listed on this page is Ansel Hamberg!]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 1
[house] 1
[family] 1
[name] Ansel Hamberg
[rank] 2d Lieut
[company] A
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] June 4 1861
[discharge date] Jun [?] 4 1862 ['4' is written below a crossed-out '3']
[length of service] 1 year, - months, - days
[post office address] 1323 South [?] St
[disability incurred] Lumbago, cause by Camp Exposure
[remarks]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription at Ancestry, January 2005]
Ansel Hamberg, trimmings, 1323 South

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 7, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 126, page 133A]
[identification is confirmed, since (1) the address matches the address in the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed above; note also that (2) Fannie's name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension based on his service]
line222324252627
streetSouth St     
house number1323     
dwelling number4     
family number7     
nameHamberg Ansel- Fannie- Bertha- Hannah- CarrieBlunt Alexander
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughterDaughterServant
colorWWWWWB
sexMFFFFM
birth dateMar 1839July 1846Aug 1866Aug 1869Apr 1879Nov 1835
age615333302169 [?]
married?MMSSSM
# years married3434    
mother of how many children? 6    
# of children living 4    
birthplaceGermanyEnglandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaN. Carolina
father's birthplaceGermanyEnglandGermanyGermanyGermanyN. Carolina
mother's birthplaceGermanyEnglandEnglandEnglandEnglandN. Carolina
immigration year18441848    
# years in USA5651    
naturalized citizen?Na     
occupationFurnishing Store['Saleslady' is crossed out']SalesladySalesladySalesladyServant
# months not employed0 0000
# months in school      
can readyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedR     
free or mortgaged      
farm/houseH     
# of farm schedule      

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 752, microfilm series T624, film 1403, page 141 B = 6 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line969798
streetPage Street
house nr1532  
dwelling nr217  
family nr127  
nameHamberg Fannie- Bertha- Carrie
relationshipHeadDaughterDaughter
sexFFF
colorWWW
age634230
marital statusWdSS
#years present marriage   
mother of # children5  
mother of # living children4  
birthplaceEng YiddishPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceEng YiddishGer GermanGer German
mother's birthplaceEng YiddishEng YiddishEng Yiddish
immigrated1848  
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationOwn IncomeMail order clerkSaleswoman
nature of industry etc. Depart. storeDepart. store
employer etc. WW
out of work 15 Apr 1910? NoNo
# weeks out of work 1909 120
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedR  
owned free or mortagaged   
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vet   
blind   
deaf & dumb   

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 1 May 2014, from Fold3]


Hamberg. Ansel
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
2 Lieut | 2 Lieut
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 12 May 2014]

Hamburg, Ansel
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
2 Lieut. | 2 Lieut.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Hamberg, Ansel

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 22 December 1901, page 5]
NOTES OF INTEREST TO THE VETERANS
[...]

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. [...]

Pawnbrokers' licenses

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 3 January 1873, page [3]]
Pawnbrokers' Licenses.

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.]

More volunteers offer for the war [with Spain]

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 9 May 1898, page 2]
MORE VOLUNTEERS OFFER FOR THE WAR.
Pennsylvanians Continue to Ask the President to Be Assigned Duty
PATRIOTISM ALL AROUND
Forty Additional Keystone Men Want to Get Into Service
Special to The Inquirer.
[...]

Carl Ansel Hamberg, of 1323 South street, Philadelphia, and Thomas Morrow, of Lehighton, offer their services unconditionally to the Secretary of War.


[...]

Fannie Hamberg's death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 26 October 1911, page 7; also 27 October 1911, page 7]

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

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 December 1901, #12932 [?], Ansel Hamberg]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed October 2008)]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
12932 [? the '3' could be a '5']
Physician's Certificate.
1. Name of Deceased, Ansel Hamberg.
2. Color, white
3. Sex, male
4. Age, sixty one years
5. married
6. Date of Death, December 16th 1901.
7. Cause of Death, Fatty degeneration of heart.
L. W. Carback [?] M.D.
Residence, 1309 N. Broad St.
Undertaker's Certificate in Relation to Deceased.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Germany
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 7th
12. Place of Death, Street and Number, 1323 South St.
13. Buried from Street and Number, " " "
14. Date of Burial, Dec 19 1901
15. Place of Burial, Mt Sinai
M Roxenberg [??] Undertaker.
Residence, 716 N Franklin St

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