91st PA--Asa Johnson

Asa Johnson

Before the war

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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (3).

During the war

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).

He was discharged near Washington DC by general order on 1 June 1865 (1, 2, 12 [30 May 65]). He was a private in company F (19, 20).

After the war

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).

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) (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)

5 "Cazier & related families", a GEDCOM on RootsWeb WorldConnect, last updated 8 October 2003 (searched 17 January 2006) (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)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)
read through all Asa Johnson entries (images 3096 through 3106 of 4431) and also the retaken images at the beginning of the microfilm reel (2 Jan 2015)
searched for Asa John* (2 Jan 2015)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 15 Dec 2010)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 152 verso = 304 handwritten]
line345678910
Dwellings visited137       
Families visited137       
NameMary JohnstonJohn "Abel "Catharine "William "Asa "Karenhappuck [??] "Lucinda "
Age503625231914122
Sexfmmfmmff
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 years Farmer" "   
Real estate owned 800      
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]"""""""
Married within year        
Attended school within year    111 
Over 20 & can't read/write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, post office Elbinsville, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 563 = 23 handwritten]
line2627282930
Dwelling number651    
Family number622    
NameJohn JohnstonAsa JohnstonAlex "Karenhoffich [?] "Lucina "
Age4922362011
Sexmmmff
Color     
OccupationFarmer""Serving 
Value of real estate owned900 [?]    
Value of personal estate500    
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Illinois, Moultrie County, Jonathan Creek, microfilm series M593, film 264, pages 38-39 = 24-25 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other family at this residence, headed by George [?] Burton]
line394012
Dwelling-house number[171]   
Family number169 169 
NameJohnson Asa" CasanderJohnson Mary" John F
Age322642
SexMFFM
ColorWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping House  
Real estate value    
Personal estate value350   
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIllinoisIllinois
Father foreign born    
Mother foreign born    
Birth month if born within year    
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, 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]
line4748495012
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #11     
family visit #12     
nameJohnson Asa- Casander- Mary- John F- Bessie- Florence
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFMFF
age4135141162
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeDaughterSonDaughterDaughter
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationCarpenterKeeping houseAt schoolAt school  
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled  11  
[presumably the 1's belong in the next column]
school this year    1 
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePennPennIllIllIllIll
father's birthplace[illegible]MaryPennPennPennPenn
mother's birthplacePennMaryPennPennPennPenn

1900 census

[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]
line86878889
street    
house number    
dwelling number70   
family number71   
nameJohnson Asa- John- Maud E- William H H
relationshipHeadSonDaughterSon
colorWWWW
sexMMFM
birth dateSept 1837June 1868Oct 1881Aug 1889
age62311810
married?WdSSS
# years married    
mother of how many children?    
# of children living    
birthplacePennsylvaniaIllinoisIllinoisIllinois
father's birthplaceVirginiaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceMarylandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationCarpenterFarmer At school
# months not employed20  
# months in school   4
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO   
free or mortgagedF   
farm/houseF   
# of farm schedule65   

1910 census

[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]
line4142
street  
house nr  
dwelling nr9 
family nr10 
nameJohnson Asa- Maud E
relationshipHeadDaughter
sexMF
colorWW
age7224
marital statusWS
#years present marriage  
mother of # children  
mother of # living children  
birthplacePennsylvaniaIllinois
father's birthplaceVirginiaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationCarpenterServant [?]
nature of industry etc.General HouseWorking out [?]
employer etc.OAW
out of work 15 Apr 1910?NoNo
# weeks out of work 19094 [?][illegible]
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedO 
owned free or mortagagedF 
farm/houseF 
nr on farm schedule7 
civil war vetUA 
blind  
deaf & dumb  

1920 census

[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]
line939495
street   
house numberFarm [?]""
dwelling visit number145  
family visit number145  
nameJohnson Asa- MaudBerry Freda
relationshipHeadDaughterGranddaughter
own/rentO  
free/mortgaged (if owned)F  
sexMFF
raceWWW
age at last birthday823815
marital statusWdSS
year of immigration   
naturalized/alien   
year of naturalization   
attended school since Sept 1919  yes
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaIllinoisIllinois
native language   
father's birthplaceWest VirginiaPennsylvaniaIllinois
father's native language   
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIllinois
mother's native language   
can speak Englishyesyesyes
occupationFarmerHousekeeperNone
industry, businessTruck farmHome farm 
employment statusEmW 
number of farm schedule106  

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]


Jhonson, Asa
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Johnson, Asa

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 26 June 2014]

Johnson, Asa
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Old veterans who were at reunion

[The Decatur Daily Review, 17 August 1926, page 6]
Old Veterans Who Were At Reunion

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.
...
Asa Johnson, 88 [?]; Co. F 91st Pa.
...
LOVINGTON.
...
G. W. Adams, 78 [?]; Forsyth, Co. K, 91st Pa.
...

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