91st PA: George Henhoffer

George Henhoffer

Before the war

He was born in June 1839 (9; 3 (21 in 1861), 7 [30 in 1870], 8 [39 in 1880], 9 [60 in 1900], 10 [69 in 1910], 11 [77 at death in 1918]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 7, 8, 9, 10).

In 1860/61, he married Hannah [unknown family name] (10 [married 49 years in 1910]; 9 has them married 20 years in 1900). In 1900 and in 1910, she had had three children, two of whom were alive (9, 10).

When he enlisted, he was a weaver (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and light hair (3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 23 August 1861 (1, 3, 4, 5 [10 Aug]). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (3). He was a private, in company A (1, 12, 13).

He was discharged at Alexandria, Virginia, on 1 June 1862 (1, 4) or 10 June 1862 (2, 3), on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 2, 3, 5 [29 Jun]). He was a private, in company A (1, 2, 12, 13).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in the 18th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was working in a woollen factory, and owned $200 in personal property (7). He was living with his wife Anna and children George and Frank (7).

In 1880, he was living at 1010 Palmer Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was a letter carrier (8). He was living with his wife Hannah, sons George and Frank, and brother-in-law [?] Aaron Allen (8).

On 13 July 1880, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 6). He applied again on 12 February 1907 (4).

In 1890, he was living at 515 East Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5).

In 1900, he was living at 1346 Montgomery Avenue (9). He was a letter carrier (9). He was living with his wife Hannah, grandson Frank, and a boarder (9).

In 1910, he was living at 2209 Cedar Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was a mail carrier for the US Mail Service (10). He was living with his wife Hannah and grandson Frank (10).

He died on 24 January 1918, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 11). He was a widower (11). He was buried in Greenwood (Knights of Pythias) Cemetery (11). Invited to the funeral were members of the Captain Walter S Newhall Post, number 7, Grand Army of the Republic and other societies of which he was a member (11).

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) (George Henhoffer)

2 register of men discharged, co.A (George Henhoeffer)

3 company A descriptive roll, entry 28 (George Henhoffer)

4 pension index, by regiment (George Henhoeffer)

5 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 348, page 2 (image 735 on Ancestry), line 15 (George Hennhoeffer)

6 pension index, by name (George Henhoeffer)

7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 56th district 18th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1403, page 465 = 63 handwritten (George Henhoeffer)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 332, microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 100 = page 4D handwritten (Geo rge A Henhoeffer)

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 18th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 848, microfilm series T623, film 1460, page 23 = sheet 10A handwritten (George [?] Henhoeffer)

10 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 31st ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 722, microfilm series T624, film 1403, page 45 = sheet 1A handwritten (George A Henhoeffer)

11 death notice, Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia PA) 25 January 1918, page 13 (George A Henhoeffer)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Find a Grave
accessed 27 March 2011

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 56th district 18th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1403, page 465 = 63 handwritten]
line18192021
Dwelling-house number493   
Family number521   
NameHenhoeffer George A- Anna- George A Jr- Frank
Age302742
SexMFMM
ColorWWWW
OccupationWorks in Woollen FactoryKeeping House  
Real estate value    
Personal estate value200   
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born1   
Mother foreign born1   
Birth month if born within year    
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 332, microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 100 = page 4D handwritten]
line3637383940
street namePalmer Street
house number10101010101010101010
dwelling visit #33    
family visit #40    
nameHenhoeffer George A- Hannah- George A- Frank-Allen Aaron
colorWWWWW
sexMFFMM
age3935141223
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeSonSonBrother-in-law [?]
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationLetter CarrierKeeping houseAt SchoolAt schoolBricklayer
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year  11 
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceBadenPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 348, page 2 (image 735 on Ancestry), line 15]
[line] 15
[house] 77
[family] 79
[name] Henhoeffer George
[rank] Priv
[company] A
[unit] 91 Penn
[enlistment date] Aug 10 1861
[discharge date] June 29 1862
[length of service] [blank] years, 10 months, [blank] days
[post office address] 515 E Girard ave
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 18th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 848, microfilm series T623, film 1460, page 23 = sheet 10A handwritten]
line16171819
streetMontgomery Ave.
house number1346   
dwelling number193   
family number195   
nameHenhoefer George [?]- HannahRoots MaryHenhoefer Frank
relationshipHeadWifeBoarderG Son
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
birth dateJune 1839Oct 1842Sept 1875Feb 1892
age6057258
married?MMSS
# years married2020  
mother of how many children? 3  
# of children living 2  
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationLitter [sic] Carrier Hosiery [illegible word]At School
# months not employed0 0 
# months in school   10
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO   
free or mortgagedF   
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 31st ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 722, microfilm series T624, film 1403, page 45 = sheet 1A handwritten]
line345
streetCedar Street
house nr2209  
dwelling nr2  
family nr2  
nameHenhoeffer George A- Hannah- Frank P
relationshipHeadWifeGrandson
sexMFM
colorWWW
age696517
marital statusMM1S
[I can't read the number after the 'M' in George's row]
#years present marriage4949 
mother of # children 3 
mother of # living children 2 
birthplacePennsylvania[illegible][illegible]
father's birthplaceGermany[illegible][illegible]
mother's birthplaceGermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationMail carrierNoneArithmoniter [?] Clerk
nature of industry etc.U.S. Mail Service Gas Works
employer etc.W W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No Yes
# weeks out of work 19090 12
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  no
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedF [?]  
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 8 Jun 2014, from Fold3]


Henhoeffer George
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Henhoffer George

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 8 June 2014]

Henhoffer George
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]
GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[death notice, George A Henhoeffer, Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia PA) 25 January 1918, page 13]
[transcribed 25 March 2011, from Library of Congress Chronicling America, http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045211/1918-01-25/ed-1/seq-13/]

HENHOEFFER.--Jan. 24. GEORGE A., Sr., husband of late Hannah Henhoeffer, aged 77. Relatives and friends, Captain Walter S Newhall Post, No. 7, G.A.R.; all other societies of which he was a member, invited to funeral services, Sat., 2 p.m., residence of niece, Mrs. Joseph Wilkins, 1352 Marlborough st. To proceed to Palmer Cem. Vault. Int. Greenwood (K. of P.) Cem.


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