91st PA: James H Hewitt

James H Hewitt

Before the war

He was born in July 1840, in New York. [sources: date: 4 (1839), 9 (40 in 1880), 10 (59 in 1900), 11 (67 in 1920), 15 (1841), 19 (31 in 1870). place: 9, 10, 11, 12, 19]

He graduated from the University of Buffalo Medical Department in 1865. [source: 4]

When he enlisted, he was living in Warren County. [source: 6 (no state mentioned)]

During the war

He also served in Baldwin's Independent Company of the Pennsylvania Militia Infantry. [source: 2]

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 29 June 1865, as an assistant surgeon on the headquarters staff, near Washington DC. He was enlisted and mustered in by Captain Sawyer. He replaced George Oldmixon, who was discharged on 27 March 1865. [sources: 1, 3, 6, 13, 16, 17]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with the regiment. He was an Assistant Surgeon. [sources: 1, 3, 6, 16, 17]

After the war

He married Anna [unknown family name]. She was born in 1842/43, in New York. [sources: 9, 19]

In 1870, he was living in Summerfield, St Clair County, Illinois. He was living with his (presumed) wife Anna. He was a physician, and owned $300 in personal propert. [source: 19]

He was licensed in 1877. [source: 4]

In 1880, he was living in Summerfield, St Clair County, Illinois. He was a physician. His wife, Anna Hewitt, was living with him. A servant, Caroline Morkel, was also living with them. [source: 9]

He married Bertha [unknown family name] in 1887/1888. This was his second marriage and her first. She was born in January 1865, in Illinois. They apparently had four children, including:

[sources: 7, 10 (4 children, 2 living in 1900), 11 (4 children, 2 living in 1910)]

He applied successfully from Illinois for a pension on 31 August 1894 and on 6 March 1907. [sources: 2, 7]

In 1900, he was living in Summerfield, Illinois. He was a physician. He was living with his wife Bertha and children Herbert and Gladys. [source: 10]

In 1909, he was living in Summerfield, Illinois, which had a population of 360. [source: 4]

In 1910, he was living on St Louis Street, in Lebanon Township, St Clair County, Illinois. He was a physician. He was living with his wife Bertha and children Herbert and Gladys. [source: 11]

He died on 26 February 1912, at Lebanon, [St Clair County], Illinois. His death was reported to the American Medical Assocation on 5 March 1912. He was buried in the College Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, St Clair County, Illinois. [sources: 2, 5, 15]

His widow, Bertha Hewitt, applied successfully for a pension on 11 March 1912. She initially received $12 per month, effective 11 March 1912; the pension certificate was dated 10 July 1912. She also received $2 per month for their child Gladys, through 15 March 1913. [sources: 2, 7, 20]

Effective 6 October 1917, Bertha's pension was increased to $25 per month. [source: 20]

In 1920, his widow, Bertha Hewitt, was living in East St Louis, Illinois, with her daughter and son-in-law Gladys and Edgar Agles. [source: 12]

Effective 1 May 1920, Bertha's pension was increased to $30 per month, under the Act of 1 May 1920. [source: 20]

In 1930, his widow, Bertha Hewitt, was living at 810 32nd [?] Street, East St Louis, Illinois, with her daughter Gladys Agles and her family. [source: 14]

In 1940, his widow, Bertha Hewitt, was living at 810 North 32nd Street, East St Louis, Illinois, with her daughter Gladys Agles and her family. [source: 18]

His widow, Bertha Hewitt, died in 1949. She was buried in the College Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, St Clair County, Illinois. [source: 15]

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)

2 pension index, by regiment (James H Hewitt)

3 Official Army Register.

4 American Medical Directory, page 300. Second edition. Chicago: American Medical Association, 1909.

5 American Medical Directory, page 1461. Third edition. Chicago: American Medical Association, 1912.

6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 16 May 2004 (James H Hewitt)

7 pension index, by name, searched 21 May 2004 on Ancestry (James H Hewitt)

8 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 22 May 2004 (James H Hewitt)

9 1880 US census, Illinois, St Clair County, Summerfield Village, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 40, microfilm series T9, film 0247, page 189D = 8 handwritten] (James H Hewitt)

10 1900 US census, Illinois, St Clair County, Lebanon Township, Summerfield Vilage, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 112, page 3A = 3 handwritten (J H Hewitt)

11 1910 US census, Illinois, St Clair County, Lebanon Township, Lebanon [?] City ward 3, supervisor's district 13 [?], enumeration district 145, microfilm series T624, film 323, page 158 A (James H Hewitt)

12 1920 US census, Illinois, St Clair County, E St Louis 6th ward, supervisor's district 14, enumeration district 162, microfilm series T625, film 404, page 162 (Bertha Hewitt)

13 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 1 July 1865 (James H Hewitt)

14 1930 US census, Illinois, St Clair County, East St Louis City, supervisor's district 25, enumeration district 82-57, microfilm series T626, film 556, page 222 = 6 A handwritten] (Bertha Hewitt)

15 Find a grave, memorial 11758245 (accessed 21 Sep 2010) (includes a photograph of the headstone) (Dr James H Hewitt) [identification based on name, death date, title, and spouse]

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James H Hewitt)

17 muster-out roll, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, record group 19, series 19.11, records of the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs (James H Hewitt)

18 1940 US census, Illinois, St Clair County, East St Louis, block 81, enumeration district 82-85, microfilm series T627, film 881, page 1075 = 14 B handwritten (FamilySearch) (Bertha Hewitt)

19 1870 US census, Illinois, St Clair County, Summerfield, microfilm series M593, film 279, page 182 recto = 17 handwritten (James H Hewitt)

20 Veterans administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933 (Bertha Hewitt)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index
as expected, since most Illinois entries were lost
death notice
GenealogyBank, newspapers.com, and LOC Chronicling America (searched James Hewitt Feb-Mar 1912) (accessed 8 June 2015)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 7 June 2015 (searched for James Hewitt died 1912 Illinois)

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James H Hewitt in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Illinois, St Clair County, Summerfield, microfilm series M593, film 279, page 182 recto = 17 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line1011
Dwelling-house number127 
Family number128 
NameHewitt James H" Anna
Age3127
SexMF
Color" [sc. W]"
OccupationPhysicianKeep'g house
Real estate value  
Personal estate value300 
BirthplaceN. York" "
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  
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, Illinois, St Clair County, Summerfield Village, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 40, microfilm series T9, film 0247, page 189D = 8 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) he applied for a pension from Illinois; note also that he was married twice according to the 1910 census]
line101112
street name   
house number   
dwelling visit #46  
family visit #50  
nameHewitt James H.- AnnaMarkel [?] Caroline
colorWWW
sexMFF
age404017
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeServant
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationPhysicianKeeping HouseServant
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplaceNew YorkNew YorkIllinois
father's birthplaceNew YorkNew YorkPrussia
mother's birthplaceNew YorkNew YorkPrussia

1900 census

[1900 US census, Illinois, St Clair County, Lebanon Township, Summerfield Vilage, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 112, page 3A = 3 handwritten]
[identification is probable, since (1) Bertha's name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension, and (2) he applied for a pension from Illinois]
line9101112
street    
house number    
dwelling number65   
family number65   
nameHewitt, J.H- Bertha- J Herbert- Gladys F
relationshipHeadWifeSondaughter
colorWWWW
sexMFMF
birth dateJuly 1840Jan 1865Dec 1888Mar 1897
age5935113
married?MMSS
# years married1212  
[in Hewitt's row, '12' is written above a crossed-out '35', which may be the number of years since his first marriage]
mother of how many children? 4  
# of children living 2  
birthplaceNew YorkIllinoisIllinoisIllinois
father's birthplaceNew YorkGermanyNew YorkNew York
mother's birthplaceNew YorkGermanyIllinoisIllinois
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationPhysician At school 
# months not employed    
# months in school  8 
can readyesyesyes 
can writeyesyesyes 
speaks Englishyesyesyes 
owned/rentedO   
free or mortgagedF   
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Illinois, St Clair County, Lebanon Township, Lebanon [?] City ward 3, supervisor's district 13 [?], enumeration district 145, microfilm series T624, film 323, page 158 A]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line15161718
streetSt Louis Street
house nr    
dwelling nr206   
family nr218   
nameHewitt James H- Bertha- J. Herbert- Gladys
relationshipHeadWifeSondaughter
sexMFMF
colorWWWW
age67422113
marital statusM2M1SS
#years present marriage2222  
mother of # children 4  
mother of # living children 2  
birthplaceNew YorkIllinoisIllinoisIllinois
father's birthplaceNew YorkGermanyNew YorkNew York
mother's birthplaceRhode IslandGermanyIllinoisIllinois
immigrated    
naturalized/alien    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationPhysiciannonenone 
nature of industry etc.    
employer etc.OA   
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No   
# weeks out of work 19090   
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  yes [?]yes [?]
owned/rentedR   
owned free or mortagaged    
farm/houseH   
nr on farm schedule    
civil war vet[blank]   
blind    
deaf & dumb    

1920 census

[1920 US census, Illinois, St Clair County, E St Louis 6th ward, supervisor's district 14, enumeration district 162, microfilm series T625, film 404, page 162]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line40414243
street[illegible]
house number811 [??]   
dwelling visit number158   
family visit number159   
nameAgles Edgar H- Gladys- Edgar AllenHewitt Bertha
relationshipHeadWifeSonMother-in-law
own/rentO   
free/mortgaged (if owned)M   
sexMFMF
raceWWWW
age at last birthday22 [?]223/12 [?]54
marital statusMMSW
year of immigration    
naturalized/alien    
year of naturalization    
attended school since Sept 1919    
can readyesyes yes
can writeyesyes yes
birth placeIllinoisIllinoisIllinoisIllinois
native language    
father's birthplaceIllinoisNew YorkIllinoisGermany
father's native language   German
mother's birthplaceIllinoisIllinoisIllinoisGer.
mother's native language   German
can speak Englishyesyesyesyes
occupationMechanicnonenonenone
industry, businessAlum [?] [an illegible word] Co [?]   
employment statusW   
number of farm schedule    

1930 census

[1930 US census, Illinois, St Clair County, East St Louis City, supervisor's district 25, enumeration district 82-57, microfilm series T626, film 556, page 222 = 6 A handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line4445464748
street32nd Street [?]
house number810    
dwelling visit #134    
family visit #138    
nameAgles Edgar- Gladys- Edgar- JamesHewitt Bertha
relationHeadWifeSonSonMother in law
owned/rentedO    
value or rent4500    
radioR    
farmNo[check mark][check mark][check mark][check mark]
sexMFMMF
colorWWWWW
age373310865
married?MMSSWd
age 1st marriage2419   
school/college since 9/29NoNoYesYesNo
can read & writeYesYesYesYesYes
birthplaceIllinoisIllinoisIllinoisIllinoisIllinois
father's birthplaceIllinoisIllinoisIllinoisIllinoisGermany
mother's birthplaceIllinoisIllinoisIllinoisIllinoisGermany
native language     
immigration year     
naturalization     
can speak EnglishYesYesYes Yes
occupationCopper SmithNoneNoneNoneNone
industryLand Plank [?]    
worker classW    
at work yesterdayYes    
unemployment schedule #     
veteran?No    
war     
farm schedule #     

1940 US census

[1940 US census, Illinois, St Clair County, East St Louis, block 81, enumeration district 82-85, microfilm series T627, film 881, page 1075 = 14 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line no.7576777879
streetNorth 32nd Street
house number810    
household visit #313    
owned/rentedR    
value or rent30    
farm?No    
nameAgles, Edgar H- Gladys- Edgar A.- James H.Hewitt, Bertha
relationHeadWifeSonSonMother in law
sexMFF [sic]F [sic]M [sic]
color/raceWWWWW
age4743201875
marital statusMMSSWd
school/college last year?nonoyesyesno
highest grade finishedH.2H.4C.2C.1C.2
birthplaceIllinoisIllinoisIllinoisIllinoisIllinois
citizenship if foreign born     
1935 citySame HouseSame HouseSame HouseSame HouseSame House
1935 county     
1935 state/country     
1935 farm?     
at work for pay/profit 24-30 March?yesnononono
assigned to emergency work 24-30 March?-nononono
seeking work?-nononono
if no to previous three, have a job?-nononono
if no to previous four, status?-HSSU
if work for pay/profit #hrs worked 24-30 Mar?40    
if emergency/seeking work, #wks unemployed     
occupationSheet Metal Worker    
industryAluminum Refinery    
worker classW    
# weeks worked in 1939520630
income in 19391408020320
income >$50 other than money wages/salary?nonononono
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]


Hewitt James H.
Co. F. + S, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Asst Surg. | Asst Surg
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

muster-out roll

[muster-out roll, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, record group 19, series 19.11, records of the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs]
[transcribed from Pennsylvania, Civil War Muster Rolls, 1860-1869, on Ancestry, 27 May 2015]


NUMBER OF EACH GRADE.1
NAMES. PRESENT AND ABSENT.James H Hewitt
RANK.Asst Surg
AGE. 
JOINED FOR SERVICE AND ENROLLED AT GENERAL RENDEZVOUS--COMMENCEMENT OF FIRST PAYMENT BY TIME.WHEN.June 29 /65
WHERE.near Washington DC
BY WHOM.Cap Sawyer [?]
PERIOD.3 yrs
MUSTERED INTO SERVICE.WHEN.June 29 /65
WHERE.near Washington DC
BY WHOM.Cap Sawyer
LAST PAID.BY PAYMASTER. 
TO WHAT TIME. 
TRAVELING.To place of rendezvous, No. of miles. 
From place of discharge home, No. of miles. 
Clothing ActDue U.S 
Due Soldier 
AMOUNT for clothing in kind, or in money advanced. 
VALUE OF equipments, arms &c., received from the United States, to be paid for if lost or destroyed. 
BountyPaid 
Due 
 
REMARKS
Mustered in as Asst Surgeon vice Oldmixon discharged

VA pension payment card

[Veterans administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933]
[transcribed 8 June 2015, from FamilySearch]
[I did not transcribe the reverse of the card, which includes payments from 1912 through 1923, and notes: 'Trans. to Mo. Payment Card.']


ACT OF MAY 1, 1920
NAME: Hewitt, Bertha
Certificate No. 745183
ARMY WIDOW
Law: ACT APRIL 19, 1908
Name of Soldier: James H
Service: Pri, Capt Baldwin's Indpt Pa Mil Inf and Asst Surg 91 Pa Inf

ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE
Orig1211 Mch 191210 July 1912
INC25OCTOBER 6, 1917 
Inc30May 1, 1920 


MINORS--$2 PER MONTH ADDITIONAL.
NAME.COMMENCEMENT.ENDING
Gladys F11 Mch 191215 Mch 1913


Fees: 10 fee H R Heinberger [?]

Transferred from: CHICAGO, ILLS.
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: [blank]
Bureau notified: [blank]
Remarks: Lebanon Ill.

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