91st PA: Valentine Houseworth

Valentine Houseworth

Before the war

He was born on 17 August 1842 (10, 13; 4 (21 in 1863), 7 [17 in 1860], 8 [27 in 1870], 9 [35 in 1880], 10 [57 in 1900], 11 [68 in 1910], 14 [8 in 1850]). He was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14). He was born to John Jacob Hauswirth and Margaret Shaffer (13).

In 1850, he was living in Nackamixon [?] Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with his parents John and Margaret (14). He had attended school within the year (14).

In 1860, he was living in Bridgeton District, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with John and Margaret Houseworth, and with Hannah, Lucinda, Jacob, Margaret, and Anne Houseworth (presumably his siblings) (7).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (4).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 3, 4). He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 22 July 1863 (1, 3, 4, 5). He enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4). His service was credited to the Fifth Congressional District (4). He was a private in company K of the 118th Pennsylvania (3, 4, 16).

On 2 June 1865, he was transferred from company K of the 118th Pennsylvania (1, 3, 4). He was a private in company G of the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 16).

On 3 July 1865, he was promoted [probably to corporal], effective 1 July 1865 (2).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 5). He was a corporal in company G (16).

After the war

In 1865/67, he married Mary [unknown family name] (10, 11). In 1900 and 1910, she had had ten children, eight of whom were alive (10, 11).

In 1870, he was living in Bridgeton District, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Mary and children Emma and Charlotte (8). His occupation was boating on the canal (8). He owned $250 in real estate and $675 in personal property (8).

In 1880, he was living in Bridgeton Election District, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Mary, and children Emma, Lotta, Maggie, Liveria, and Valentine (9). He was a boatman, and had been unemployed four months in the previous year (9).

In 1890, he was living in Bridgeton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (post office Upper Black Eddy) (5).

On 8 March 1892, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 15).

In 1900, he was living in Bridgeton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Emma, and children Emma, Valentine, George, Harry, and Nellie (10). He was a farmer (10).

On 18 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (15).

In 1910, he was living in Bridgeton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Mary, and children Emma and Harry (11). He was farming, on a home farm (11).

He died on 3 September 1912, at Upper Black Eddy, [Bucks County,] Pennsylvania (13 [1921], 15 [1912]).

On 21 October 1912, his widow, Mary Houseworth, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 15).

In 1920, his widow Mary was living in Bridgeton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (12). She was living with her children Harry and Emma, and Harry's family (12).

Researcher

Contact Mariann Houseweart about Houseworth at ravenmmh@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) (Val Houseworth)

2 special order 39, HQ 91st PA, 3 July 1865 (Valentine Housewor[th])

3 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'One hundred and eighteenth regiment', volume 3, page 1340. (In the roster) (Val Houseworth)

4 company G, second descriptive roll, [#112] (Valentine Houseworth)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bridgeton, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 93, page 2 (Valentine Housworth)

6 pension index, by name (Valentine Houseworth)

7 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bridgeton District (post office Upper Blacks Eddy), microfilm series M653, film 1082, page 78 = 18 handwritten (Valentine Houseworth)

8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bridgeton District (post office Upper Blacks Eddy), microfilm series M593, film 1314, page 484 = 7 handwritten (Valentine Houseworth)

9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bridgeton Election District, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 134, microfilm series T9, film 1105, page 135 D = 16 handwritten (Valentine Houseworth)

10 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bridgeton township, supervisor's district 2 [?], enumeration district 5, microfilm series T623, film 1384, page 57 B = 2 handwritten (Valentin Houseworth)

11 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bridgeton Township, Upper Black Eddy Village, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 6, microfilm series T624, film 1319, page 73 B = 5 handwritten (Valentine Houseworth)

12 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bridgeton, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 5, microfilm series T625, film 1542, page 67 A-B = 4 handwritten (Mary Housworth)

13 'Voelker-Wichers family tree', a gedcom available on RootsWeb WorldConnect (viewed June 2007, last updated 10 June 2005, contact Bruce Voelker) (Valentine Houseworth)

14 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Nackamixon [?] Township (Valentine Housworth)

15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Valentine Housworth)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
Mary was not living with Harry and Sarah in Bridgeport (microfilm series T626, enumeration district 9-7, page 85 = 3 B handwritten)
Find a grave
accessed 26 February 2011

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Valentine Houseworth in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Nackamixon [?] Township]
line12131415161718
Dwellings visited373      
Families visited373      
NameJohn HousworthMargretMary JaneValentineAnneLucindaJacob
Age5839118653
SexMFFMFFM
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 years[blank (sic)]      
Real estate owned1000      
BirthplacePa      
Married within year       
Attended school within year  111  
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bridgeton District (post office Upper Blacks Eddy), microfilm series M653, film 1082, page 78 = 18 handwritten]
line1314151617181920
Dwelling number138       
Family number133       
NameJohn HouseworthMargaret "Valentine "Hannah "Lucinda "Jacob "Margaret "Anne "
Age64481716141297
SexMFMFFMFF
Color        
Occupation Washerwoman Domestic    
Value of real estate owned1200       
Value of personal estate200       
Place of birth" [sc. Pennsylvania]"""""""
Married within year        
Attended school within year    1111
Cannot read & write 1      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bridgeton District (post office Upper Blacks Eddy), microfilm series M593, film 1314, page 484 = 7 handwritten]
line1234
Dwelling-house number44   
Family number45   
NameHouseworth Valentine- Mary- Emma- Charlotte
Age272324/12
SexMFFF
ColorWWWW
OccupationBoating on CanalKeeping HouseAt HomeAt Home
Real estate value250   
Personal estate value675   
BirthplacePennaNew YorkPennaPenna
Father foreign born    
Mother foreign born    
Birth month if born within year   Mar
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, Bucks County, Bridgeton Election District, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 134, microfilm series T9, film 1105, page 135 D = 16 handwritten]
line32333435363738
street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #189      
family visit #189      
nameHouseworth ValentineHouseworth MaryHouseworth Emma- Lotta- Maggie- Liveria- Valentine
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFFFFM
age35331210731
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterDaughterDaughterSon
single  1    
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationBoatmanKeeping HouseAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt Home
months unemployed4      
currently ill?  Paralyzed one side    
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled  1    
school this year   11  
can't read 1     
can't write 1     
birthplaceBucks Co PaBrooklin N Y [?]Bucks Co PaBucks Co PaBucks Co PaBucks Co PaBucks Co Pa
father's birthplaceBucks CoGermanyBucks CoBucks CoBucks CoBucks CoBucks Co
mother's birthplaceBucks CoGermanyBrooklyn NYBrooklyn NJBrooklynBrooklynBrooklyn

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bridgeton, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 93, page 2]
[line] 15
[house] 137
[family] 137
[name] Valentine Housworth [sic]
[rank] Private
[company] I
[unit] 118 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 22 July 1863
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] 0 years, [blank] months, [blank] days
[post office address] Do [sc. Upper Black Eddy Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

[line] 16
[house] 137
[family] 137
[name] Valentine Housworth [sic]
[rank] Corp
[company] G
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 11 months, 18 days
[post office address] Do [sc. Upper Black Eddy Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bridgeton township, supervisor's district 2 [?], enumeration district 5, microfilm series T623, film 1384, page 57 B = 2 handwritten]
line77787980818283
street       
house number       
dwelling number43      
family number43      
nameHousworth [sic] Valentine- Mary- Emma- Valentine- George W- Harry L- Nellie
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonSonSonDaughter
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFMMMF
birth dateAug 1842Oct 1846Sept 1867Apr 1879July 1882Mar 1888Nov 1891
age5753322117128
married?MMSSSSS
# years married3434     
mother of how many children? 10     
# of children living 8     
birthplacePennsylvaniaNew YorkPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaGermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaGermanyNew YorkNew YorkNew YorkNew YorkNew York
immigration year       
# years in USA       
naturalized citizen?       
occupationFarmer  Day laborerBoatmanBoatmanAt school
# months not employed0  044 
# months in school      7
can readYesNoYesYesYesYes 
can writeYesNoYesYesYesYes 
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYesYesYes 
owned/rentedO      
free or mortgagedF      
farm/houseF      
# of farm schedule22      

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bridgeton Township, Upper Black Eddy Village, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 6, microfilm series T624, film 1319, page 73 B = 5 handwritten]
line78798081
streetSwamp Brail Hill Road
house nr    
dwelling nr115   
family nr115   
nameHouseworth Valentine- Mary A- Emma- Harry
relationshipheadwifedaughterson
sexMFFM
colorWWWW
age68644122
marital statusM1M1SS
#years present marriage4343  
mother of # children 10  
mother of # living children 8  
birthplacePennsylvaniaNew YorkPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaGermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaGermanyNew YorkNew York
immigrated    
naturalized/alien    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationfarmingfarm laborernoneaction [?] hand
nature of industry etc.home farmhome farm railroad
employer etc.EmpW W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?    
# weeks out of work 1909    
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesnoyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09    
owned/rentedO   
owned free or mortagagedF   
farm/houseF   
nr on farm schedule52   
civil war vetUA   
blind    
deaf & dumb    

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bridgeton, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 5, microfilm series T625, film 1542, page 67 A-B = 4 handwritten]
line46474849501
street[illegible]     
house number[blank?]     
dwelling visit number[blank]     
family visit number83    83
nameHousworth [sic] Mary- Harry- Sadie- Dale- Evelyn EHousworth Emma
relationshipHeadSonDaughter in lawGrandsonGranddaughterDaughter
own/rentO     
free/mortgaged (if owned)F     
sexFMFMFF
raceWWWWWW
age at last birthday74312981 3/1253
marital statusWdMMSSS
year of immigration      
naturalized/alien      
year of naturalization      
attended school since Sept 1919   Yes  
can readYesYesYes  Yes
can writeNoYesYes  Yes
birth placeNew YorkPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language      
father's birthplaceGermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native languageGerman     
mother's birthplaceGermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew York
mother's native languageGerman     
can speak EnglishYesYesYes  Yes
occupationNoneFarmerNoneNoneNoneNone
industry, business General Farm    
employment status W    
number of farm schedule 35    

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 3 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Houseworth, Valentine
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Corpl.
See also 118" Pa. Inf.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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