91st PA: William H H Hopkins

William H H Hopkins

Before the war

He was born in 1839/40 (5 (21 in 1861), 8 [28 in 1870], 9 [39 in 1880]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 8, 9).

When he enlisted, he was a paint[er] (5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (5).

During the war

He also served in company B of the 20th Pennsylvania Infantry (7, 11).

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 9 September 1861 (1, 3, 5, 6). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain McAuther (5). He was a sergeant, in company G (1, 12).

In August and September 1862, he witnessed several Declarations of recruit, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (and therefore seems to have been detailed for recruiting): [sources: 13, 14, 15]

He was discharged at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 28 April 1863 on surgeon's certificate of disability, by order of General Schenk (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 [27 Apr]). He was a sergeant, in company G (1, 2, 12).

He also served in company K of the 3rd US Veteran Volunteers (7, 11).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Priscilla and daughter Emma (8). He was a clerk in a china store, and owned personal property worth $200 (8).

On 20 November 1879, he successfully applied for a pension (7, 11).

In 1880, he was living at 1712 [?] South 10th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Priscilla and children George and Albert, along with his mother-in-law (9). He was a salesman (9). He reported that he had problems with his leg, and was disabled (9).

In 1890, he was living at 12 Van Ripen, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey (6).

On 21 March 1891, he died (11).

On 15 May 1892, his widow, Priscella E Hopkins, successfully applied from New Jersey for a pension (7, 11).

In 1910, his widow Priscilla was living in Clementon Township, Camden County, New Jersey (10). She was living with her son George and his family (10). She had had five children, two of whom were living (10).

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) (WHH Hopkins)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 9 May 1863 (Sergt Hopkins)

3 company G, list of non-commissioned officers (William H H Hopkins)

4 company G, register of men discharged, #32 (Wm H H Hopkins)

5 company G, descriptive roll, entry 2 (William H H Hopkins)

6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Hudson, Jersey City, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 58, page 1 (William H H Hopkins)

7 pension index, by name (William H H Hopkins)

8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 656 = 165 handwritten (William Hopkins)

9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 19, microfilm series T9, film 1166, page 283 D = 32 handwritten (W H H Hopkins)

10 1910 US census, New Jersey, [Camden] County, Clementon Township, supervisor's district [illegible], enumeration district 85, microfilm series T624, film 874, page 11 B = 11 handwritten (Priscilla E Hopkins)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (William H H Hopkins)

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

13 'volunteer enlistment' for George W Cline, Jr (91st PA, unassigned to company), 23 August 1862, Philadelphia Pennsylvania (W H H Hopkins)

14 compiled service record, A 91st PA, Charles Hart (W H H Hopkins)

15 compiled service record, 91st PA, William Robinson (W H H Hopkins)

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William H H Hopkins in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 656 = 165 handwritten]
line181920
Dwelling-house number1174  
Family number1283  
NameHopkins William- Pricilla [sic]- Emma
Age28222
SexMFF
ColorWWW
OccupationClerk in china storeKeeping house 
Real estate value   
Personal estate value200  
BirthplacePennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born 1 
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, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 19, microfilm series T9, film 1166, page 283 D = 32 handwritten]
line1415161718
street nameSouth 10th St
house number1712 [?]    
dwelling visit #225    
family visit #242    
nameHopkins W. H. H.- Pricilla [sic] E- George- AlbertTezaid [?] Pricilla [sic]
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMF
age39317571
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeSonSonMother in Law
single  11 
married11   
widowed/divorced    1
married during year     
occupationSalesmanKeeps house  At home
months unemployed     
currently ill?Leg    
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled1    
school this year  1  
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennaEnglandPennaPennaDel
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaDel

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Hudson, Jersey City, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 58, page 1]
[line] 5
[house] 52
[family] 55
[name] William H H Hopkins
[rank] Serg
[company] G
[unit] 91 Pa
[enlistment date] = 1861
[discharge date] 4/27 [sic] 1863
[length of service] 2 years, [blank] months, [blank] days
[post office address] 12 Van Ripen
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1910 census

[1910 US census, New Jersey, [Camden] County, Clementon Township, supervisor's district [illegible], enumeration district 85, microfilm series T624, film 874, page 11 B = 11 handwritten]
line8687888990
streetGlou [??] Ave
house nr     
dwelling nr224    
family nr225    
nameHopkins George R- Bertha G- John C- Ella BHopkins Priscilla E.
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughterMother
sexMFMFF
colorWWWWW
age353410863
marital statusM1M1SSWd
#years present marriage1515   
mother of # children 2  5
mother of # living children 2  2
birthplacePennsylvaniaFr FrenchPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaFr FrenchPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaEng English
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaFr FrenchFr FrenchFr FrenchDelaware
immigrated 1876   
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish English
occupationManagerNoneNoneNoneNone
nature of industry etc.Dept Store    
employer etc.W    
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No    
# weeks out of work 19090    
can readYesYesYes Yes
can writeYesYesYes Yes
school since 1 Sep 09  YesYes 
owned/rentedO    
owned free or mortagagedM    
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 14 Jun 2014, from Fold3]


Hopkins, William H H.
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt | Sgt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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