91st PA: George Washington Hollick

George Washington Hollick

Before the war

He was born in 1816/17 (2 (44 in 1861), 8 [65 in 1877?], 9 [69 in 1880], 10 [65 in ?1877], 13 [65 in 1877], 14 [83 in 1894], 15 [83 in 1894]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (2).

His son Thomas Hollick also served in the Civil War, in company G of the 95th Pennsylvania Infantry (6). (He was 20 when he enlisted on 21 August 1861, and mustered out on 17 July 1865 (6).)

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (2).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private for three years in company E on 21 August 1861, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania (1, 2, 7 [July 1861], 11, 13, 16, 17). He was enlisted by Captain Lentz, and mustered into service by Colonel Reiff (2).

In the 1861 election, he was part of a group taken to vote by Alderman Lentz, apparently on Dickerson Street, between Seventh and Eighth, in the Eighth Precinct, First Ward (12).

He was discharged on 24 April 1862 on surgeon's certificate of disability, at Washington, DC (1, 2, 3, 7 [June 1862], 11 [21 Apr], 13 [22 Apr]). He had served for eight months (8, 10). He was then a wagoner, in company E (11, 16 (pvt), 17 (teamster)). He had suffered a hernia from lifting beef (5, 6, 8, 13). He also had rheumatism (13).

After the war

On 25 November 1869, he successfully applied for a pension (11).

On 5 June 1877, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, in the Central Branch, in Dayton, Ohio (8, 10, 13). He was not then receiving a pension (8). He was a gardener (13).

In 1880, he was present at the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home (9). He was widowed (9). He was a gardener, and had been out of work for three months in the previous year (9).

In 1882, he was present at the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home (8).

He successfully applied for a pension (4).

He worked at Fort Mifflin (5).

In 1890, he was living in the National Military Home in Montgomery County, Ohio (5, 6, 7). He had rheumatism (7).

Beginning on 18 August 1890, he received a pension of $12 per month, because of rheumatism and senile decadence (13).

He was receiving a pension of $12 per month, probably in 1894 (10). He had a hernia (10).

He died of apoplexia, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 27 August 1894 (6, 10 [28 Jul 1894], 11 [27 Aug 1894, Philadelphia], 13, 14, 15). He died while on furlough from the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (13). He and his wife were buried in Mechanics Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 6, 14 [Philanthropic Cemetery], 15 [Philanthropic Cemetery]). The funeral was held from 1427 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the house of William Rile, his son in law (14, 15). When Mechanics Cemetery was closed, their bodies were moved to Arlington Cemetery, outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 6).

Researchers

Contact George Hiddemen at ghhiii@verizon.net.

Contact Elizabeth H Rice at ehrice@frontiernet.net.

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 descriptive roll, company E, entry 40 (George Hollick)

3 company E, register of men discharged, number 5 (George Hollick)

4 pension index, by name. (Searched 13 Jan 2001, on <www.ancestry.com>.) (George Hollick)

5 e-mail, Elizabeth H Rice, 21 May 2003

6 e-mail, George Hollick Hiddemen III, 22 May 2003 (George Washington Hollick)

7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Ohio, Montgomery County, National Military Home, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district special, page 124 (George Hollick)

8 Annual report of the Board of Managers of the National Soldiers Home, 30 December 1882 [for the fiscal year ending 30 June 1882]. Serial Set volume 2115, session volume 1, 47th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 13, page 378 (Geo Hollick)

9 1880 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, National Military Home, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 169, microfilm series T9, film 1052, page 607 (George Hollick)

10 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1895. Serial Set volume 3412, session volume 45, 54th Congress, 1st Session. House Document 42 (in 3 parts). Part III, page 131. (Geo Hollick)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (George Hollick)

12 'The Sheriff contested election case', Philadelphia Press Monday 23 June 1862 page 4 (George Halleck)

13 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Dayton, Registers, H, transcribed from Ancestry (image 523 of 5627) (George Hollick)

14 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 29 August 1894, page 7 (George Hollick)

15 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 August 1894 (George Hollick)

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

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

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George Hollick in the 91st PA database

1880 census

[1880 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, National Military Home, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 169, microfilm series T9, film 1052, page 607]
line29
street nameIowa Avenue
house number21
dwelling visit #21
family visit #21
nameHollick George
colorW
sexM
age69
month born if born in year 
relationshipDisabled Soldiers Beneficaries [?] Natl Military Houses [?] for D.V.S.
single 
married 
widowed/divorced1
married during year 
occupationGardner [sic]
months unemployed3
currently ill? 
blind 
deaf/dumb 
idiotic 
insane 
disabled1
school this year 
can't read 
can't write 
birthplacePenna
father's birthplacePenna
mother's birthplacePenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Ohio, Montgomery County, National Military Home, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district special, page 124]
[line] 47
[house] 15
[family] 60
[name] George Hollick
[rank] Priv
[company] E
[unit] 91 Pa
[enlistment date] July 1861
[discharge date] June 1862
[length of service] x years, 11 months, = days
[post office address] " " " " [sc. Nat Mil Home O.]
[disability incurred] Rheumatism
[remarks] =

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 5 May 2014, from Fold3]


Halleck, George
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt. [sic]
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Hollick, George

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 14 Jun 14]

Hollick George
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Teamster
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Election fraud

[Philadelphia Press Monday 23 June 1862 page 4]
[source: ActivePaper Archive, Penn State University (viewed 8 November 2008)]

THE CITY.

THE SHERIFF CONTESTED ELECTION CASE.--At 11 o'clock on Saturday morning the examination of witnesses in this case were resumed. The first witness called was George Halleck, who, upon being sworn, testified as follows:

I resided in the First ward, at Passyunk road and Buck street, eighth division; on the day of election I was in the Twenty-fourth ward in camp, but my family still lived in the First ward; (box of the Eighth division opened, and assessment list taken out;) I had been in camp from September; I left camp on election day for the purpose of voting; Alderman Lentz brought an omnibus to camp, and men were selected to go vote; the omnibus was much crowded; we were under the charge of a sergeant; there were two omnibuses; tickets were given by Alderman Lentz; they were tickets of the People's party; the name of the sheriff was on the ticket I voted; the other tickets were like mine; Alderman Lentz handed us the tickets in the omnibus; the first poll the omnibus stopped at was near the arsenal, and two men got out and voted; I think the sergeant went with them to the polls; the omnibus next went to Broad and South, and three men voted there; one of our men, Samuel Burr [perhaps Samuel Burns (E)], was an inspector there; next went to Eleventh and Federal; saw them get out and go toward the poll; next went to Dickerson street, between Seventh and Eighth (Eighth precinct); the majority of the load, twelve or thirteen, voted there; were put in file and voted there; I voted there; the sergeant put us in file and marched us up to the polls; Samuel Griffe [sic] [presumably Samuel Griffith (E)] was one of the voters; also Hudson Pricket [presumably Joseph H Prickett (E)], -- Brofey [presumably Louis Brophy (E)], Sergeant Bader [perhaps David B Baker (E)], Wm. Johnson [given the company, presumably William J Johnson (E) and not William H Johnson (K)], James Williams [(E)] Barney McNulty [(E)], John Stotens Crey [perhaps John Stotsenburg (E)], August McGlemcy [perhaps William McGlencey (E)]; won't swear positively to these men, but to the best of my knowledge they were the ones; reached the precinct about four o'clock; from there were taken to camp; the other omnibus was behind us and followed us over; don't know who was on the other ticket; the whole regiment wanted to go away from camp; they didn't care so much for voting as to get liberty; Alderman Lentz picked out the men in the coach I went with; I was not assessed in the Eighth precinct; never missed paying my taxes to give me a vote; think I paid the last last spring a year; the last election in the spring I paid my tax.

Cross-examined.--I had resided in the Eighth precinct for nine months, and I had resided in the First ward for forty-two years; I was challenged, and my residence was known by an officer inside, and the challenge was withdrawn; there was no division among the election officers in regard to my vote; I was a qualified voter, and never missed a vote since 1832; the camp was about two miles from my residence; the omnibuses were taken around to the divisions where the men lived; I don't know of any man voting out of his division; I am satisfied I did not; I saw tickets handed; they were like mine so far as the outside was concerned; I did not see the inside of the other tickets; my family was at my house; I was in Colonel Gregory's regiment.

[other witnesses' testimony is summarized next]

Register of the National Military Home

[US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Dayton, Registers, H, transcribed from Ancestry (image 523 of 5627)]

6827
George Hollick

MILITARY HISTORY
Time and Place of Each Enlistment.August 21' 1861
Philadelphia Pa
Company and Regiment.E 91 Pa. Vols.
Time and Place of Discharge.April 22' [sic] 1862
Washington, D.C.
Cause of Discharge.Disability
Kind and Degree of DisabilityRheumatism
Rupture
When and Where Contracted and Received1862
Washington D.C.


DOMESTIC HISTORY
Where Born.Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Age.65
Residence Subsequent to Discharge.Philadelphia Pa
Occupation.Gardener.
Social Condition.[blank]
Number and Kind of Relatives Requiring his Assistance.[blank]
P.O. Address of Family or Nearest Relatives.Wm. Rile [?] 1019 S. 19 St. Philadelphia.


HOME HISTORY.
Rate of Pension.Date of Admission and Re-admission Conditions of Re-admission.Date of Discharge.Cause of Discharge.Date of Death.Cause of Death.
12 00
785350
June 5 1877 [blank] [blank] [blank] August 27 1894
Reported to have died at Philada Pa while on Furlough
Unknown


GENERAL REMARKS.
Pension Certificate forwarded to Com of Pensions September 5 1894
Pen fr 18 Aug 90 @12 00 per Mo Act June 27 90
Rheum + senile decadence
EFFECTS
Jno transportation Paupers [???] Paid Jany 28" 1895

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 29 August 1894, page 7, George Hollick]
[transcribed 5 July 2011, from GenealogyBank]

HOLLICK.--On August 27, George Hollick, aged 83 years.

The relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the residence of his son-in-law, William Rile, 1427 South Twenty-second street. Interment at Philanthropic Cemetery.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 August 1894, George Hollick]
[transcribed 5 July 2011, from FamilySearch]
[note that FamilySearch has this indexed under 'Nollick']

4744
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, George Hollick
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 83 Years
5. Single [sic]
6. Date of Death, Aug 27 /94
7. Cause of Death, Apoplexia
Irvin A Fries M.D.
Residence, 1230 So 20 St

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Pa
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 36
12. Street and Number, 1427 So 22d St
13. Date of Burial, August 30th 1894
14. Place of Burial, Philanthropic Cemetery
D. H. Kollock Undertaker.
Residence, 706 So 2d

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