91st PA: William Hostler

William Hostler

Before the war

He was born in 1837/38 (3 (25 in 1863), 6 [24 in 1860]). He was born in Pennsylvania (3, 6).

In 1859/60, he married Caroline [unknown family name] (6).

In 1860, he was living in Conewago Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Caroline, and with three others (6). He was a blacksmith, and owned $150 in personal property (6).

When he enlisted, he was a black[smith?] (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and light hair (3).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 3). His service was credited to the Ninth Congressional District (3). He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 18 July 1863 (1, 3). He was a private, in company G (5). He was enlisted for three years, by Captain Robinson (3).

On 2 June 1865, he was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania to the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 2, 7). He was a private in company I of the 91st (1, 7).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 3). He was a private, in company I (7).

After the war

On 7 June 1881, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 5).

On 31 October 1882, his widow, Caroline Hostler, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 5).

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) (William Hostler)

2 company I, register of men transferred (William Hostler)

3 company I, descriptive roll, #98 (William Hostler)

4 pension index, by name (William Hostler)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (William Hostler)

6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Conewago Township, post office Middletown, microfilm series M653, film 1103, page 20 = 20 handwritten (William Hosler [sic])

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)

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William Hostler in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Conewago Township, post office Middletown, microfilm series M653, film 1103, page 20 = 20 handwritten]
line2223242526
Dwelling number138    
Family number141    
NameWilliam Hosler [sic]Caroline "Matilda Banthorp [??]Peter "Leah "
Age2419491410
SexMFFMF
Color     
OccupationBlacksmith Widow  
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate150    
Place of birth" [sc. Penn]""""
Married within year11   
Attended school within year    1
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

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 June 2014, from Fold3]


Hostler, William
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118 Pa. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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