91st PA: John B Hersh

John B Hersh

Before the war

He was born on 29 March 1834, in Pennsylvania, probably to Jacob Hersh and Sarah [unknown family name]. [sources: date: 5, 10; 2 (30 in 1865), 5 (66 in 1900), 6 (76 in 1910), 7 (16 in 1850), 8 (26 in 1860), 9 (35 in 1870). place: 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. parents: 7, 8, 9]

In 1857/1860, he married Lucy A [unknown family name]. She was born on 9 November 1834. This was the first marriage for both of them. They apparently had seven children (five alive in 1900, four in 1910), including:

[sources: 5, 6, 9, 10]

In 1850, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Jacob and Sarah Hersh (presumably his parents). [source: 7]

In 1860, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Jacob and Sarah (presumably his parents), and with Lucy (presumably his wife). He was a farmer, and owned $5,000 in real estate and $1,058 in personal property. [source: 8]

When he enlisted, he was a farmer. [source: 2]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and black hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He was drafted. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 February 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster. His service was credited to the Sixteenth Congressional District. He was a private in company G. [sources: 1, 2, 4, 11]

He received clothing worth $38.35. [source: 2]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company G. [sources: 1, 4, 11]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Jacob and Sarah (presumably his parents), with Lucy (presumably his wife), and with George, Sarah, Anna, and Hannah (presumably their children). He was a farmner, and owned $4,500 in real estate and $1,770 in personal property. [source: 9]

On 8 September 1891, he applied successfully from Kansas for a pension. [sources: 3, 4]

In 1900, he was living at 423 North Cedar, ward 2, Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas. He was living with his wife Lucy and daughter Mary. [source: 5]

He applied again for a pension on 26 February 1907. [source: 4]

In 1910, he was living at 609 North Cedar, ward 2, Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas. He was living with his wife Lucy. He was a retired farmer. [source: 6]

His wife, Lucy A Hersh, died on 5 February 1911. She was buried in the Abilene Cemetery, Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas. [source: 10]

He died on 19 April 1915, at Abiline, [Dickinson County,] Kansas. He was buried in the Abilene Cemetery, Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas. [sources: 4, 10 (the memorial says 1916, but the tombstone, while difficult to read, seems to say '1915']

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) (John B Hersh)

2 company G, second descriptive list, [#88] (John B Hersh)

3 pension index, by name (John B Hersh)

4 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (John B Hersh)

5 1900 US census, Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene City, ward 2, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T623, film 478, page 16 A = 16 handwritten (John B Hersh)

6 1910 US census, Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene City, ward 2, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 32, microfilm series T624, film 437, page 23 B = 11 handwritten (John B Hersh)

7 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, page 71 verso = [142] handwritten (John Hersh)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 623 = 41 handwritten (John B Hursh)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, post office York Springs, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 373 recto = 5 handwritten (John Hersh)

10 Find a grave, memorial 56838101, created by MayflowerPilgrim332, 9 August 2010, accessed 29 January 2012 (includes a photograph of the stone) (John B Hersh)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John B Hersh)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1880 US census
FamilySearch, HeritageQuest indices (accessed 29 Jan 2012)
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 22 May 2007)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 29 Jan 2012)
the John Hursh, born 1834 in PA, living in Union County, Pennsylvania (page 7) is not my John Hersh, who died in Kansas in 1915
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 29 Jan 2012)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 6 December 2009, 29 January 2012
Find a grave
accessed 6 December 2009

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1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, page 71 verso = [142] handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the 1870 census entry below for more details]
line345
Dwellings visited951  
Families visited1036  
NameJacob HershSarahJohn
Age555516
SexMFM
Color   
Occupation of males over 15 yearsPedlar None
Real estate owned2500  
BirthplaceMdPa 
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, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 623 = 41 handwritten]
[identity is likely; see the note on the 1870 census below]
line34353637
Dwelling number308   
Family number326   
NameJohn B HurshLucy "Jacob HurshSarah "
Age26247374
SexMFMF
Color    
OccupationFarmer Retired [?] 
Value of real estate owned5,000   
Value of personal estate1,058   
Place of birth" [sc. Pennsylvania]"MarylandPennsylvania
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, post office York Springs, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 373 recto = 5 handwritten]
[identity is likely: this is the only candidate I have found, his wife's name and age matches the 1900 census entry, and his father's birthplace matches the 1900 and 1910 census entries]
line2021222324252627
Dwelling-house number34       
Family number36       
NameHersh JacobSarahHersh JohnLucyGeorgeSarahAnnaHannah
Age767635348541
SexMFMFMFFF
ColorWWWWWWWW
OccupationRetired FarmerKeeping HouseFarmerKeeping HouseAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt Home
Real estate value  4500     
Personal estate value  1770     
BirthplaceMarylandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born        
Mother foreign born        
Birth month if born within year        
Marriage month if married within year        
Attended school past year    11  
Can't read        
Can't write        
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 ...        

1900 census

[1900 US census, Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene City, ward 2, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T623, film 478, page 16 A = 16 handwritten]
line303132
streetNorth Cedar
house number[423]  
dwelling number345  
family number356  
nameHersh, John BLucy A- Mary B
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateMar 1834Nov 1834July 1876
age666523
married?MMS
# years married4242 
mother of how many children? 7 
# of children living 5 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceMarylandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationNG [??] 011  
# months not employed   
# months in school   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene City, ward 2, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 32, microfilm series T624, film 437, page 23 B = 11 handwritten]
line9495
streetNorth Cedar Street
house nr609 
dwelling nr267 
family nr275 
nameHersh John B- Lucy A
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age7675
marital statusM1M1
#years present marriage5050
mother of # children 7
mother of # living children 4
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceMarylandPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationRetiredNone
nature of industry etc.Farmer 
employer etc.  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  
# weeks out of work 1909  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedO 
owned free or mortagagedF 
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vetUA 
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]


Hersh John B
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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