He was born on 9 September 1837 (5, 8, 15, 16 [Mary Houser]; 3 (27 in 1864), 6 [32 in 1870], 7 [41 in 1880], 8 [62 in 1900], 9 [72 in 1910], 10 [82 in 1920], 14 [88 (?) in 1926], 16 [89 at death in 1927], 17 [14 in 1850], 18 [22 in 1860]). He was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania (3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18). He was born to Abe Johnson and Mary Houser (5, 16).
In 1850, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (17). He was living with Mary (presumably his mother), and with John, Abel, Catharine, William, Karenhappuck [??], and Lucinda (presumably siblings or perhaps cousins?) (17). He had attended school within the year (17).
In 1860, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (18). He was living with John, Alex, Karenhoffich [?], and Lucinda (presumably siblings or cousins?) (18). He was a farmer (18).
On 4 August 1864, he married Casander Buxton (5, 15). They had seven children (5):
When he enlisted, he was a farmer (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (3).
He also served in company I of the 171st Pennsylvania (4, 12, 13, 15).
He was drafted from the sixteenth congressional district (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864 (1, 3, 12 [21 Sep 61]). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (3). He served as a private in company F (1, 12 [also served in H], 13 [F and H], 19, 29).
In 1870, he was living in Jonathan Creek Township, Moultrie County, Illinois (6). He was living with his wife Casander and children Mary and John (6). He was a farmer, and owned $350 in personal property (6).
In 1880, he was living in Jonathan Creek Township, Moultrie County, Illinois (7). He was living with his wife Casander, and children Mary, John, Bessie, and Florence (7). He was a carpenter (7).
On 28 January 1888, he applied successfully for a pension (13).
His spouse, Casander Buxton Johnson, died in 1899 (15).
In 1900, he was living in Jonathan Creek Township, Moultrie County, Illinois (8). He was living with his children John, Maud, and William (8). He was a carpenter, and had been out of work 2 months in the previous year (8).
On 12 September 1907, he again applied for a pension (12, 13).
In 1910, he was living in Jonathan Creek Township, Moultrie County, Illinois (9). He was living with his daughter Maud (9). He was a general house carpenter (9).
In 1915, he was living in Moultrie County, Illinois (4).
In 1920, he was living in Jonathan Creek Township, Moultrie County, Illinois (10). He was living with his daughter Maud and granddaughter Freda Berry (10). He was a farmer, with a truck farm (10).
On 11 August 1926, he attended a reunion, at Sullivan, Illinois (14). He was then living in Sullivan (14).
He died on 14 April 1927, in Jonathan Creek Township, Moultrie County, Illinois (5, 11 [certificate 700049], 12 [Sullivan IL], 13 [Sullivan IL], 15, 15). He was a retired farmer (16). He was buried on 16 April 1927, in Jonathan Creek Cemetery, Moultrie County, Illinois (5, 15, 16).
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) (Asa Johnson)
2 company F, register of men discharged (Asa Jhonson [sic])
3 company F, second descriptive roll, #38 (Asa [?] Johnson)
4 Moultrie County: Memorial Day, 1915 [list of Moultrie veterans known to be alive then] (Asa Johnson)
6 1870 US census, Illinois, Moultrie County, Jonathan Creek, microfilm series M593, film 264, pages 38-39 = 24-25 handwritten (Asa Johnson)
7 1880 US census, Illinois, Moultrie County, Jonathan Creek Township, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 168, microfilm series T9, film 239, pages 374 A-B = 1-2 handwritten (Asa Johnson)
8 1900 US census, Illinois, Moultrie County, Jonathan Creek Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 99, microfilm series T623, film 332, page 151 B = 4 handwritten (Asa Johnson)
9 1910 US census, Illinois, Moultrie County, Jonathan Creek Township, supervisor's district 1 [?], enumeration district 17 [?], microfilm series T624, film 314, page 134 A = 1 handwritten (Asa Johnson)
10 1920 US census, Illinois, Moultrie County, Jonathan Creek Township, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 170, microfilm series T625, film 397, page 35 B = 7 handwritten (Asa Johnson)
11 Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950 (Asa Johnson)
12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Asa Johnson)
13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Asa Johnson)
14 'Old veterans who were at reunion'. The Decatur Daily Review, 17 August 1926, page 6 (Asa Johnson)
15 Find a grave, memorial 36628867, created by Eileen Tucker, 2 May 2009, accessed 14 January 2011 (with photo of tombstone, inscribed: "CORPL. ASA JOHNSON CO. I 171 PA. INF.") (Clarence Asa Johnson)
16 Illinois death certificate, abstract available at FamilySearch beta site (accessed 15 December 2011) (Asa Johnson)
17 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 152 verso = 304 handwritten (Asa Johnston)
18 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, post office Elbinsville, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 563 = 23 handwritten (Asa Johnston)
19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Asa Jhonson)
20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Asa Johnson)
|Name||Mary Johnston||John "||Abel "||Catharine "||William "||Asa "||Karenhappuck [??] "||Lucinda "|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Farmer||"||"|
|Real estate owned||800|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||John Johnston||Asa Johnston||Alex "||Karenhoffich [?] "||Lucina "|
|Value of real estate owned||900 [?]|
|Value of personal estate||500|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Johnson Asa||" Casander||Johnson Mary||" John F|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||350|
|Father foreign born|
|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 ...|
|dwelling visit #||11|
|family visit #||12|
|name||Johnson Asa||- Casander||- Mary||- John F||- Bessie||- Florence|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Carpenter||Keeping house||At school||At school|
|[presumably the 1's belong in the next column]|
|school this year||1|
|name||Johnson Asa||- John||- Maud E||- William H H|
|birth date||Sept 1837||June 1868||Oct 1881||Aug 1889|
|# years married|
|mother of how many children?|
|# of children living|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed||2||0|
|# months in school||4|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule||65|
|name||Johnson Asa||- Maud E|
|#years present marriage|
|mother of # children|
|mother of # living children|
|nature of industry etc.||General House||Working out [?]|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||4 [?]||[illegible]|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule||7|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|
|house number||Farm [?]||"||"|
|dwelling visit number||145|
|family visit number||145|
|name||Johnson Asa||- Maud||Berry Freda|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||F|
|age at last birthday||82||38||15|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919||yes|
|father's birthplace||West Virginia||Pennsylvania||Illinois|
|father's native language|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||yes||yes||yes|
|industry, business||Truck farm||Home farm|
|number of farm schedule||106|
Sullivan, Aug. 17--Soldiers of the Civil war attending the reunion of the Veterans Battalian here Aug. 11 saw service with regiments and companies of several states. Their registration Wednesday, with age, company, regiment, state and their present place of residence, is as follows:SULLIVAN.