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).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (5).
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).
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).
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)
|Name||Hopkins William||- Pricilla [sic]||- Emma|
|Occupation||Clerk in china store||Keeping house|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||200|
|Father foreign born||1|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|street name||South 10th St|
|house number||1712 [?]|
|dwelling visit #||225|
|family visit #||242|
|name||Hopkins W. H. H.||- Pricilla [sic] E||- George||- Albert||Tezaid [?] Pricilla [sic]|
|month born if born in year|
|relationship||Wife||Son||Son||Mother in Law|
|married during year|
|occupation||Salesman||Keeps house||At home|
|school this year||1|
|street||Glou [??] Ave|
|name||Hopkins George R||- Bertha G||- John C||- Ella B||Hopkins Priscilla E.|
|#years present marriage||15||15|
|mother of # children||2|| ||5|
|mother of # living children||2||2|
|father's birthplace||Pennsylvania||Fr French||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Eng English|
|mother's birthplace||Pennsylvania||Fr French||Fr French||Fr French||Delaware|
|nature of industry etc.||Dept Store|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09||Yes||Yes|
|owned free or mortagaged||M|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|