91st PA: George Thomas [or R] Heckenluber

George Thomas [or R] Heckenluber

Before the war

He was born on 24 December 1847 (4, 9; 2 (18 in 1865), 9 [78 at death], 11 [3 in 1850], 12 [14 in 1860], 13 [23 in 1870], 14 [33 in 1880], 15 [62 in 1910], 16 [72 [in 1920]). He was born in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16). He was born to George Heckenluber and Elizabeth [unknown family name] (9).

In 1850, he was living in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his parents George and Elizabeth, with William (presumably his brother), and with Caroline Wolf (11).

In 1860, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his father George, with William (presumably his brother), and with John and Catharine Crum (12). He had attended school within the year (12).

During the war

He was a substitute (1, 2). He was mustered into service as a private on 24 February 1865 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3 [28 Feb], 17). He was a private, in company F (1, 19, 20, 21).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 2, 3, 17). He was a private, in company F (19, 20, 21).

After the war

In 1868/69, he married Cecelia Catherine Saltzgiver (4, 10, 11, 18). In 1900, she had had six children, five of whom were alive (4). In 1910, she had had six children, four of whom were alive (11). Their children include:

In 1870, he was living in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his wife Cecelia and son George (13). He was a carpenter, and owned $1,800 in real estate and $200 in personal property (13).

In 1880, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with his wife Cecelia, children George, Nevin, and Aldie, and father (14). He was a farmer (14).

On 16 October 1889, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (5, 17).

In 1890, he was living in Arendtsville, Adams County, Pennsylvania (3).

In 1900, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (4). He was living with his wife Cecilia and children Nevin, Ralph, and Hanson [?] (4). He was a farmer (4).

On 30 December 1909, he again applied for a pension (17).

In 1910, he was living in Arendtsville Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania (15). He was living with his wife Cecelia, and with his son Banson [??] and his wife (15). He was a retail merchant (15).

In 1920, he was living in Arendtsville Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania (16). He was living with his wife Cecelia (16). He was not working (16).

He was an inpatient at the Warner Hospital in Gettysburg for two weeks in December 1925-January 1926 (6, 7, 8).

He died at 10.30 AM 18 January 1926, at Arendtsville, [Adams County,] Pennsylvania (9, 17). He was "highly respected and esteemed", and was active until shortly before his death (9). He was a farmer and carpenter (9). He was a member of the Corporal Skelly post, Gettysburg, of the GAR (9). He was active in the Arendtsville Reformed Church (9). He lived in Arendtsville(9). Reverend Murray E Ness conducted the funeral services (9). He was buried in Fairview Cemetery (9).

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) (GR Heckenluber)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (GR Heckenluber; rolls have personal name as 'George')

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township and Bendersville Borough, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 17, page 10 [?] (Georg [sic] T [?] Heckenluber)

4 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 3, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 42 B = 16 handwritten (George T Heckenluber)

5 pension index, by name (George T Heckenluber)

6 [hospitalization]. Gettysburg Times, 7 January 1926, page 4 (George Heckenluber)

7 [hospitalization]. Gettysburg Times 15 December 1925, page 1 (George Heckenluber)

8 [hospitalization]. Gettysburg Times, 2 January 1926, page 1 (George Heckenluber)

9 'Two Civil War veterans die within 3 hours'. Gettysburg Times, Tuesday evening 19 January 1926, page 1 (G T Heckenluber)

10 'Nicholas Buck (of Bucks Co., Pa) & interjoining families', a gedcom available on RootsWeb WorldConnect (viewed January 2008, last updated 8 January 2008, contact Robert) (George Thomas Heckenluber)

11 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 163 (George Hickenluber)

12 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Arendtsville), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 403 = 57 handwritten (George Hecenluber [sic])

13 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township (post office Arendtsville), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 129 = 52 handwritten (George Heckinluber [sic])

14 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 30 = 6 B handwritten (Thom Heckenluber)

15 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Arendtsville Borough, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 7, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 83 = 15 B handwritten (Thomas Heckinluber [sic])

16 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Arendtsville Borough, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 2, microfilm series T625, film 1507, page 19 = 9 A handwritten (Thomas D Heckenluber)

17 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (George T Heckenluber)

18 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 27 October 2009 (George Thomas Heckenluber)

19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George R Heckinluber)

20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George K Heckenluber)

21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George S Hickenluber)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 census
Ancestry index (accessed November 2007)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 163]
line2627282930
Dwellings visited43    
Families visited47    
NameGeorge HickenluberElizabeth "George F "Wm B "Caroline Wolf
Age43433217
SexMFMMF
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarm    
Real estate owned     
Birthplace" [sc. Penn]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Over 20 & can't read/write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Arendtsville), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 403 = 57 handwritten]
line1819202122
Dwelling number405    
Family number412    
NameJohn CrumCatharine "George Hecenluber [sic]William "Thomas "
Age2525501114 [?]
SexMFMMM
Color     
OccupationDay.laborer Day laborer  
Value of real estate owned  800  
Value of personal estate100 40  
Place of birthDo [sc. Pennsylvania]DoDoDoDo
Married within year     
Attended school within year   11
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township (post office Arendtsville), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 129 = 52 handwritten]
line123
Dwelling-house number394  
Family number421  
NameHeckinluber [sic] George- Cecilia [sic]- George W.
Age232657
SexMFM
ColorWWW
OccupationCarpenterKeeping HouseFarm Laborer
Real estate value1800  
Personal estate value200  
BirthplacePenna""
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
Can't read  1
Can't write  1
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 1
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 30 = 6 B handwritten]
line141516171819
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #46     
family visit #49     
nameHeckenluber Thom- Cecilia C- George O [?]- Nevin J [?]Aldie O [?]Heckenluber Geo
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMFM
age333674273
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeSonSonDaughterBoarder
single  111 
married11    
widowed/divorced      1
married during year      
occupationFarmerKeeping House    
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  1   
can't read     1
can't write     1
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township and Bendersville Borough, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 17, page 10 [?]]
[line] 33
[house] 420
[family] 431
[name] Georg [sic] T [?] Heckenluber
[rank] Private
[company] F [?]
[unit] 91 Reg Pa
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 4 months, 11 days
[post office address] Arendtsville Adams Co Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 3, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 42 B = 16 handwritten]
line9495969798
street     
house number     
dwelling number336    
family number343    
nameHeckenluber George T- Cecilia C- Nevin J- Ralph A- Hanson [?] E
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonSon
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMM
birth dateDec 1847June 1842Nov 1875Nov 1881Jan 1884
age5257241816
married?MMSSS
# years married3131   
mother of how many children? 6   
# of children living 5   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationFarmer Farm LaborerAt SchoolAt School
# months not employed0 0  
# months in school   74
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO    
free or mortgagedF    
farm/houseF    
# of farm schedule214    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Arendtsville Borough, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 7, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 83 = 15 B handwritten]
line69707172
streetMain Street
house nr    
dwelling nr310   
family nr318   
nameHeckinluber [sic] Thomas- Cecelia C- Banson [?] E- Mary A
relationshipHeadWifeSondaughter in law
sexMFMM
colorWWWW
age62672621
marital statusM1M1M1M1
#years present marriage414111
mother of # children 6 0
mother of # living children 4 0
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated    
naturalized/alien    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationRetail MerchantnoneCoopernone
nature of industry etc.[illegible] barrel factory 
employer etc.W W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No No 
# weeks out of work 19090 0 
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09    
owned/rentedO   
owned free or mortagagedF   
farm/houseH   
nr on farm schedule    
civil war vetUA   
blind    
deaf & dumb    

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Arendtsville Borough, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 2, microfilm series T625, film 1507, page 19 = 9 A handwritten]
line4849
streetMain Street
house number  
dwelling visit number186 
family visit number192 
nameHeckenluber Thomas D- Cecelia
relationshipHeadwife
own/rentO 
free/mortgaged (if owned)F 
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday7274
marital statusMM
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language  
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language  
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language  
can speak Englishyesyes
occupationNoneNone
industry, business  
employment status  
number of farm schedule  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 8 Jun 2014, from Fold3]


Heckinluber George R
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Hickenluber George I.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 8 June 2014]

Heckenluber George K.
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Hickenluber George I

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 9 June 2014]

Hickenluber, George S.
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

[hospitalization]

[Gettysburg Times, 7 January 1926, page 4]

George Heckenluber, of Arendtsville, who spent the last two weeks at the Annie M. Warner hospital, Gettysburg, has returned home much improved.

[hospitalization]

[Gettysburg Times 15 December 1925, page 1]

George Heckenluber, Arendtsville, and Mrs. Elmer Snyder, Littlestown Route 2, were admitted as patients to the Warner Hospital.

[hospitalization]

[Gettysburg Times, 2 January 1926, page 1]

... and George Heckenluber, Arendtsville, were discharged as patients [from the Warner Hospital].

Two Civil War veterans die within 3 hours

[Gettysburg Times, Tuesday evening 19 January 1926, page 1]
TWO CIVIL WAR VETERANS DIE WITHIN 3 HOURS
David E. McGuigan and G. T. Heckenluber Answer Last Roll Call on Monday.

Two Civil War veterans, one a resident of Gettysburg, the other a respected citizen of Arendtsville, answered the last roll call within three hours of each other on Monday. Mr. Heckenluber died at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning and Mr. McGuigan passed away shortly after one o'clock in the afternoon.

G. T. Heckenluber, highly respected and esteemed resident of Arendtsville and Civil War veteran, died Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock at his home, from complications of diseases. He was 78 years of age and had been active until a short time ago when he was forced to live a retired life. Mr. Heckenluber observed his 78th birthday anniversary last Christmas Day.

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. Heckenluber enlisted in Co. F., 91st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer, and served meritoriously through several campaigns. At the close of the war, he returned to Arendtsville where he has lived. He was born in Menallen township and his entire life was spent in Adams county, with the exception of the period of his enlistment.

Forced To Retire

Some time ago, infirmities of old age and complications of diseases made inroads upon his health and he was forced to retire from active farm duty. He was also a carpenter by trade and this he relinquished when his health failed.

Mr. Heckenluber played prominent parts in observances of Memorial Day and the Fourth of July and his prominence in the community added zest to his period of community harmony and cooperative manners.

He was a member of the Corporal Skelly post, G. A. R., of Gettysburg, and was also an active worker in the Arendtsville Reformed church. He filled every office in the Arendtsville charge and was one of the pillars of the institution for many years.

He is survived by three sons and one daugher as follows: Orie Heckenluber, of Biglerville R. D.; Mrs. T. S. Orner, of Arendtsville; Harrison Heckenluber, of Arendtsville, and Ralph Heckenluber, also of Arendsville. Five grandchildren also survive.

The deceased was the last surviving member of the family of the late George and Elizabeth Heckenluber, respected residents of Adams county.

Funeral services Thursday, meeting at the house at one o'clock with brief services. The body will lie in state for one hour at the Arendtsville church, after which further services will be held, Rev. Murray E. Ness officiating, and burial in the Fairview cemetery.


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