91st PA--Chester M Johnson

Chester M Johnson

Before the war

He was born on 18 April 1846 (5, 10). He was born in Pennsylvania (2, 4, 5, 6; 2 (19 in 1864), 4 [33 in 1880], 5 [54 in 1900], 6 [64 in 1910]).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and sandy hair (2).

During the war

He was a substitute (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 7 October 1864 (1, 2, 3, 9). He was enlisted for one year, at Monroe County, Pennsylvania (2). His service was credited to the Thirteenth Congressional District (2). He was mustered in as a private in company H (1, 12).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 3 [14 Jul], 9). He was a private, in company H (12).

After the war

In 1880, he was living in Madison Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania (4). He was living with his sister Emma and her family (4). He was a farmer (4). He was widowed or divorced (4). (Note that according to the 1910 census, his later marriage to Laura was his first marriage (4).)

In 1880 or 1881, he married Laura [unknown family name] (5, 10). In 1900 and 1910, she reported having had no children (5).

In 1890, he was living in Madison, Columbia County, Pennsylvania (post office Jerseytown) (3).

On 2 October 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 9).

In 1900, he was living in Madison Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with his wife Laura and (adopted?) son Paul (5). He was a farmer (5).

In 1910, he was living in Madison Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Laura and (adopted?) son Paul (6). He had no occupation (6).

He died on 5 June 1916, at Jerseytown, [Columbia County,] Pennsylvania (9, 10). He was buried in the Jerseytown Cemetery, Jerseytown, Columbia County, Pennsylvania (10).

On 28 June 1916, his widow, Laura V Johnson, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 9).

In 1920, his widow Laura was living in Madison Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania (7). She was living very near his son Paul (7).

On 25 December 1942, his widow, Laura V Johnson, died (11). She was buried in Jerseytown Cemetery, Jerseytown, Columbia County, Pennsylvania (11).

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) (Chester Johnson)

2 company H, descriptive roll, #132 (Chester M Johnson)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Madison, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 19, page [1] (Chester Johnson)

4 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Madison Township, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 175 [?], microfilm series T9, film 1119, page 266 D = 20 handwritten (Chester Johnson)

5 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Madison Township, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 6, microfilm series T623, film 1398, page 120 B = 10 handwritten (Chester Johnson)

6 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Madison Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 26, microfilm series T624, film 1334, page 136 A = 2 handwritten (Chester M Johnson)

7 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Madison Township, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 35, microfilm series T625, film 1555, page 193 A = 1 handwritten (Laura Johnson)

8 pension index, by name (Chester M Johnson)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Chester M Johnson)

10 Find a grave, memorial 8182053, created by Sue Herbine, added 14 December 2003, accessed 19 February 2011 [identification is confirmed by reference in the memorial to his service in the 91st] (Chester M Johnson)

11 Find a grave, memorial 8182305, created by Sue Herbine, added 14 December 2003, accessed 19 February 2011 (Laura V Johnson)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Chester M Johnson)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
Footnote index (accessed 19 February 2011); Laura is not living with Paul Johnson, as in 1920; Paul is living in Madison Township, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 19-31, page 175 = 4A handwritten

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Madison Township, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 175 [?], microfilm series T9, film 1119, page 266 D = 20 handwritten]
line11121314
street name    
house number    
dwelling visit #173   
family visit #180   
nameJohnson ChesterHolliver [?] Daniel- Emma J- Ola
colorWWWW
sexMMFF
age3336325
month born if born in year    
relationship Brother in lawwife [sic]daughter [sic]
single   1
married 11 
widowed/divorced1   
married during year    
occupationFarmerWork on farmKeeping house 
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year    
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Madison, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 19, page [1]]
[line] 4
[house] 45
[family] 45
[name] Chester Johnson
[rank] Priv
[company] H
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 7 Oct 1864
[discharge date] 14 July 1865
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] Jerseytown Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Madison Township, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 6, microfilm series T623, film 1398, page 120 B = 10 handwritten]
line565758
street   
house number   
dwelling number209  
family number212  
nameJohnson Chester- Lara- Paul
relationshipHeadWifeSon
['Son' has 'Adp.' [?] written above it--perhaps Paul was adopted]
colorWWW
sexMFM
birth dateApr 1846Oct 1855May 1888
age544412
married?MMS
# years married1919 
mother of how many children? 0 
# of children living 0 
birthplace" [sc. Pa]""
father's birthplace" [sc. Pa]""
mother's birthplace" [sc. Pa]""
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationFarmerHous [sic] KeeperAt School
# months not employed005
# months in school  [illegible]
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseF  
# of farm schedule183  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Madison Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 26, microfilm series T624, film 1334, page 136 A = 2 handwritten]
line192021
streetJerseytown Village
house nr   
dwelling nr28  
family nr28  
nameJohnson, Chester M-, Laura V-, Paul H.
relationshipHeadWifeSon
sexMFM
colorWWW
age645621
marital statusM1M1S
#years present marriage2828 
mother of # children 1 
mother of # living children 1 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationNoneNoneTeacher
nature of industry etc.  Public Schools
employer etc.  W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  No
# weeks out of work 1909  0
can read  yes
can write  yes
school since 1 Sep 09  yes
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedF  
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vetUA [?]  
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Madison Township, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 35, microfilm series T625, film 1555, page 193 A = 1 handwritten]
line3738394041424344
street        
house numberFm       
dwelling visit number8      9
family visit number8      9
nameJohnson, Paul H.- Martha- Eva- Dorothy- Lois- WilburMull, JohnJohnson, Laura
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughterDaughterSonHired ManHead
own/rentO      O
free/mortgaged (if owned)M      F
sexMFFFFMMF
raceWWWWWWWW
age at last birthday3131862 7/123/121664
marital statusMMSSSSSWd
year of immigration        
naturalized/alien        
year of naturalization        
attended school since Sept 1919  NoNo  Yes 
can readYesYes    YesYes
can writeYesYes    YesYes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language        
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language        
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language        
can speak EnglishYesYes    YesYes
occupationFarmerNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneFarm LaborerNone
industry, businessGeneral Farm     Working Out 
employment statusEm     W 
number of farm schedule8       

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 27 June 2014, from Fold3]


Johnson, Chester M.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
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