91st PA: Elias [or Ellis] Iddings

Elias [or Ellis] Iddings

Before the war

He was born in March 1849 (6, 12 [1847]; 2 (18 in 1865), 3, 5 [39 in 1880], 6 [51 in 1900], 7 [61 in 1910], 9 [21 in 1870]). He was born in Pennsylvania (2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9). He was probably born to William and Sarah Iddings (9).

When he enlisted, he was a labor[er] (2, 3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 3-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (2, 3).

During the war

He was a substitute for L Ale (1, 2, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 24 March 1865 (1, 2, 3, 11). He was enlisted for one year, at Hollidaysburg, by Captain Lloyd (2, 3). He was mustered in as a private in company K (1, 12, 13). His service was credited to the 75th subdivision of the 17th congressional district (2, 3).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 11). He was a private, in company K (13).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Union Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania (9). He was a laborer (9). He was living with his (presumed) parents William and Sarah Iddings, and with various siblings (9).

In 1871/73, he married Elvira [unknown family name] (6 [27 years in 1900], 7 [38/39 years in 1910]). In 1900 and 1910, she had had seven children, five of whom were living (6, 7).

In 1880, he was living in Henderson Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (5). He was a farmer (5). He was living with his wife Elvira, and his children Thomas, Sylva, Sarah, and Edward (5).

In 1890, he was living in Brady or Henderson Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (post office Mill Creek, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania) (10).

On 17 July 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 11).

In 1900, he was living in Henderson Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (6). He was a farmer (6). He was living with his wife Elvira, and children Sylva, Jennie, and Sadie (6).

In 1910, he was living on Gerlock Road, Henderson Townshpi, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (7). He was a farmer, on a general farm (7). He was living with his wife Elvira and father William (7).

On 31 March 1911, he again applied for a pension (11).

He died on 31 May 1917, at Huntingdon, Pennsylvania (11).

On 23 June 1917, his widow, Elvira A Iddings, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 11).

In 1920, his widow, Elvira Iddings, was living with her daughter Sara and Sarah's family, at 602 Warm Springs Avenue, Huntingdon Borough, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (7).

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) (Ellis Iddings)

2 company K, third descriptive roll (Elias [sic] Iddings)

3 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Ellis Iddings)

4 pension index, by name (Ellis [sic] Iddings)

5 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Henderson Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 189,microfilmseries T9, film 1134, page 131 = 21 A handwritten (Ellis Eddings [sic])

6 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Henderson Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 88, microfilm series T623, film 1414, page 120 = 2 B handwritten (Ellis Iddings)

7 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Henderson Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 64, microfilm series T624, film 1349, page 273 = 5 A - B handwritten (Ellis Iddings)

8 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Huntingdon Borough, ward 2, supervisor's district 14, enumeration district 77, microfilm series T625, film 1564, page 26 = 15 A handwritten (Elvira Iddings)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Centre County, Union Township, microfilm series M593, film 1322, page 796 = 19 handwritten (Ellis Iddings)

10 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Brady and Henderson Township, supervisor's district [7], enumeration district [185], page [2] (Elias I Iddings)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Elias Iddings)

12 Page 211. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (Ellis Iddings)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Ellis Iddings)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
Ancestry index (accessed June 2007)
1860 US census
Ancestry index (accessed June 2007)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Centre County, Union Township, microfilm series M593, film 1322, page 796 = 19 handwritten]
line910111213141516
Dwelling-house number44       
Family number129       
NameIddings William- Sarah- Ellis- Philip- Angelina- Adeline- Edward- Morris
Age484621181616127
SexMFMMFFMM
ColorWWWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping HouseLaborerWorks on farmAt home"""
Real estate value3000       
Personal estate value875       
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]WalesPenna"""""
Father foreign born 1      
Mother foreign born 1111111
Birth month if born within year        
Marriage month if married within year        
Attended school past year    1111
Can't read        
Can't write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 1     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...        

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Henderson Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 189,microfilmseries T9, film 1134, page 131 = 21 A handwritten]
line234567
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #[blank]     
family visit #6     
nameEddings [sic], Ellis- Elvira- Thomas- Sylva- Sarah- Edward
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMFFM
age392775310/12
month born if born in year     Aug
relationship WifeSonDaughterDaughterSon
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationFarmer     
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  11  
can't read      
can't write      
birthplace" [sc. Penna]"""""
father's birthplace" [sc. Penna]"""""
mother's birthplace" [sc. Penna]"""""

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Brady and Henderson Township, supervisor's district [7], enumeration district [185], page [2]]
[line] 24
[house] 86
[family] 86
[name] Elias I Iddings
[rank] Private
[company] K
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 24 March 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 3 months, 16 days
[post office address] Mill Creek, Huntingdon Co Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Henderson Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 88, microfilm series T623, film 1414, page 120 = 2 B handwritten]
line8889909192
street     
house number     
dwelling number43    
family number43    
nameIddings, Ellis- Elvira- Sylva- Jennie- Sadie
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughterDaughter
colorWWWWW
sexMFFFF
birth dateMar 1849Nov 1850Sep 1875Aug 1881Jly 1877
age5149241822
married?MMSSS
# years married2727   
mother of how many children? 7   
# of children living 5   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceWalesPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationFarmer  At school 
# months not employed0    
# months in school   7 [?] 
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO    
free or mortgaged[blank]    
farm/houseF    
# of farm schedule31    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Henderson Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 64, microfilm series T624, film 1349, page 273 = 5 A - B handwritten]
line49501
streetGerlock Road
house nr   
dwelling nr92  
family nr94  
nameIddings, Ellis- ElviraIddings, William
relationshipHeadWifeFather
sexMFM
colorWWW
age615887
marital statusM1M1Wd
#years present marriage3938 [sic] 
mother of # children 7 
mother of # living children 5 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaIre (Irish)Pennsylvania
mother's birthplaceWales (Welsh)PennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationFarmerNoneNone
nature of industry etc.General Farm  
employer etc.OA  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?   
# weeks out of work 1909   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedF  
farm/houseF  
nr on farm schedule63 [??]  
civil war vetUA  
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Huntingdon Borough, ward 2, supervisor's district 14, enumeration district 77, microfilm series T625, film 1564, page 26 = 15 A handwritten]
line34353637383940
streetWarm Springs Avenue
house number602      
dwelling visit number345      
family visit number401      
nameEdelblute, William- SarahMcDonald Sarah- Lester- ForrestIddings, Elvira- Briggs, Thomas
relationshipHeadWifeNeice [sic]NephewNephewMother-in-lawUncle
own/rentO      
free/mortgaged (if owned)M      
sexMFFMMFM
raceWWWWWWW
age at last birthday42421512116865
marital statusMMSSSWdWd
year of immigration       
naturalized/alien       
year of naturalization       
attended school since Sept 1919  YesYesYes  
can readyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew YorkNew YorkPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language       
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language       
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language       
can speak EnglishYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
occupationSuperintendentnonenonenonenonenoneTeamster
industry, businessCemetery     General Hauling
employment statusW     W
number of farm schedule       

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 15 June 2014, from Fold3]


Iddings, Ellis
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
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