91st PA: Morris Kayser

Morris Kayser

Morris Kayser
Thanks to Joe Fulginiti for this image

Before the war

He was born in June 1841, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, apparently to Solomon and Luretta [?] Kayser. [sources: date: 48 (Jun 1841), 51 (June 1844); 33 (22 in 1861), 35 (78 in 1920), 37 (39 in 1880), 47 (89 in 1930), 49 (68 in 1910), 52 (9 in 1850), 53 (19 in 1860). place: 35, 37, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52, 53] parents: 52, 53]

He was Jewish. [source: 43]

In 1850, he was living in Chestnut Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with Solomon and Luretta Kayser (presumably his parents), with Pauline, Clementine, Henrietta, Lewis, and Leopold Kayser (presumably siblings), and two others. He had attended school within the year. [source: 52]

Probably in fall 1850, his father Solomon was a tailor, living at 117 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 50]

In 1860, he was living in ward 11, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with Salam and Derudo [?] Kayser (presumably his parents), and with Clementine, Henrietta, Lewis, Leopold, and Alfred Kayser, and with Ermatine Kayser (perhaps a more distant relative?). [source: 53]

Probably in fall 1860, he was a jeweler, living (with his father Solomon) at 312 New Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 50]

Probably in fall 1861, he was a clerk, living (with his father Solomon) at 312 New Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 50]

When he enlisted, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 33]

During the war

He was mustered into service as a private in company F of the 17th Pennsylvania Infantry on 25 April 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He mustered out with the regiment on 2 August 1861. [sources: 21, 22, 33]

He was mustered into service as first lieutenant in company B, on 6 November 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 1, 14, 20, 21, 32, 33, 40, 45]

On 29 June 1862, he, along with the other commissioned officers in the regiment (except Colonel Gregory), signed a statement denying accusations that they were on the verge of open mutiny, that the regiment had been reduced to 400 men, and that Colonel Gregory was too lenient to Confederates and too harsh to men in the regiment. [source: 39]

From the time the company formed, Kayser and his Captain, Alpheus Bowman, clashed. Kayser behaved disrespetfully toward Bowman, and apparently perpetrated many "provocations". At least one soldier believed that Kayser wanted to command the company. [source: 20]

This long-simmering tension came to a head on 26 July 1862. Bowman had asked Sergeant William Elder to bring the morning report to him in his quarters for his signature. Kayser asked Elder whether taking the report to the Captain was his custom, and Elder said it was, when the Captain so ordered. Kayser insisted the Captain had no right to sign it if he was not at the company quarters, and Kayser signed it. When Elder told Bowman, this obviously infuriated Bowman, who went to the regimental headquarters, at the provost marshall's office, in Alexandria Virginia. Kayser had just entered the quartermaster's office, with Francis Gregory. Bowman asked, "Who put you in charge of my company?". Kayser replied, "In your absence I supposed I was in command". (Bowman suggested that he also said "I'm always in command of the company", but no witnesses confirmed that.) Bowman then told Kayser, 'You are a liar, you God damned son of a bitch'. He hit him twice in the face, knocking a pipe out of his mouth, and was about to hit him a third time when Benjamin Tayman intervened. Kayser then stepped into a doorway, and told Bowman, "Captain, you are my superior, but I'll strike you if you do it again". Bowman walked out and sat down, holding the morning report book. Kayser stood near George McNeil, who apparently was a clerk in the office, and according to McNeil said "I've got him where I want him. I've been waiting for this", and left. According to Charles King (A) [either Charles King or Charles J King], Bowman also called Kayser a "damned rascal", said he could whip him in two minutes, and said (looking King in the face) "I would put a ball through him". Francis Gregory (A) and Lt M B Ewing (1st Ohio Light Artillery) were also present. [source: 20]

On 8 February 1863, he erroneously reported that Joel Weeks was dead, having received an official report of his death. He left the regiment without permission on or about 9 February 1863, near Falmouth, Virginia. [sources: 8, 15]

On 19 February 1863, the regiment and his company were on picket duty. While he was reported sick in camp, he went to Philadelphia, and did not return until 23 February 1863. According to Benjamin Tayman, Kayser later told Colonel Gregory that he left to see his sister's wedding; he also told this to Justus Gregory, and claimed that getting to Philadelphia without a pass was easy. Kayser claimed his sister was ill and about to move west. This was about the time Captain Alpheus Bowman returned to the regiment, having been recommissioned after having been court-martialed. [sources: 8, 23]

Kayser was assigned to duty with company I on 28 February 1863. [source: 17]

In April 1863, he applied for a leave, but Colonel Gregory rejected the application when Kayser admitted he had been in Philadelphia in February. [source: 23 (Tayman's testimony)]

He was transferred from company I to company H on 7 May 1863. [source: 18]

When the regimental adjutant, Benjamin Tayman, was arrested, on 13 May 1863, he was returned to company B, and assigned to duty as the acting regimental adjutant. On 23 May 1863, he was on leave for two days (but continued to sign the consolidated morning reports!). [sources: 19, 24]

During this time, he repeatedly attempted to resign, because (as he said) "[m]y feelings ... as a Gentleman would not permit me to associate with" Bowman. Brigade headquarters rejected his first resignation. They accepted his second, but division headquarters rejected it. Kayser presented his third resignation to General Humphreys, who was then commanding the division, and explained the circumstances to him. Humphreys then approved his resignation, but corps headquarters rejected it. At his trial, Kayser used these attempts in his defense. [source: 23]

When he was relieved from duty as acting regimental adjutant, on or about 11 June 1863, he refused to obey an order to report for duty to Captain Bowman, company B. [sources: 8; see also 25]

Camp near United States Ford Va June 11nt 1863. Lieut B. J. Tayman, Adjutant 91st Reg. Pa Vols. Lieutenant, Having been relieved from duty as Acting Adjutant, I therefore most respectfully but positively refuse returning to duty in co "B" I am Lieutenant, very Respectfully Yours & c Morris Kayser 1st Lieut Co. "B" 91st Reg. Pa. Vols.

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [source: 38]

On 1 July 1863, Isaac Knight gave him a pass to ride in the ambulance, because he was suffering from acute rheumatism. Lieutenant Colonel Sinex gave him a pass to go to the rear of the regiment, on 2 July 1863. He left the regiment on 2 July 1863 because of illness, and went to Washington without permission. He claimed he was "sent from Division Hospital to Baltimore". He rejoined the regiment at Purcellville, Virginia, on 19 July 1863. [sources: 3, 23]

On 30 July 1863, he was tried before a general court martial at the 3rd Brigade 2nd Division 5th Corps headquarters, with Lieutenant Colonel Ernst (140th NY) presiding. The other members of the court came from the 140th NY, 146th NY, 91st PA, and 155th PA infantry. The only member of the 91st on the court was Captain Joseph Casner. [sources: 7, 23; see also 26, 44]

Kayser was charged with two counts of absence without leave (one while the regiment was on picket duty), and with positive and wilfull disobedience of orders. Witnesses were Edgar Gregory, Benjamin Tayman, Eli Sellers, Howard Shipley, Justus Gregory, Charles Leipold, and William McCalla. Kayser pled guilty to absence without leave in February 1863, not guilty to having been absent without leave while the regiment was on picket duty, guilty to disobeying an order, and not guilty to absence without leave in July 1863. [sources: 7, 8, 23]

He was found guilty on all counts, except for having been absent without leave while the regiment was on picket duty. He was sentenced to lose all pay and allowances for two months. The Assistant Adjutant General, Fred Locke, found the sentence "entirely inadequate", since the offenses merited death, and dismissal would have been a lenient punishment. Nevertheless, he approved the sentence, perhaps because he did not have authority to do anything else (see articles of war, article 89). [sources: 7, 23, 27]

On 29 August 1863, he was detailed to take charge of conscripts. [sources: 9, 28]

On 31 August 1863 someone wrote a letter under the pseudonym "J Burnside" denouncing Alpheus Bowman. Lieutenant Colonel Sinex claimed that he believed the author was "by a Brother Officer of Capt. Bowman's", and said that "these two Officers have for a long time been on unfriendly terms, & each would consider he had done good service, by having the other Cashiered". This seems to make it likely that Kayser was the author. [source: 16]

He may have been assigned to command company E on 22 September 1863, but the entire order is crossed out in the regimental orders book, and may not have taken effect. [source: 10]

He was commissioned captain on 24 September 1863, but not mustered in. [sources: 1, 33]

He accompanied a picket detail on 27 September 1863. [sources: 11, 29]

He received public property as a result of the discharge of Captain Bowman; on 3 October 1863, a board of survey was appointed to inventory and report the condition of that property. [source: 12]

Edward Gamble became his cook on 28 October 1863, and was still his cook on 14 November 1863 (4), and 30 December. [source: 5]

He accompanied a detail on picket duty on 14 November 1863. [sources: 13, 30]

He resigned on 16 February 1864 . He was first lieutenant of company B. [sources: 1, 2, 14 (accepted 6 Feb 64), 21, 31 (dis by order of War Dept 6 Feb 64), 33, 45, 46 (Capt)]

After the war

Probably in fall 1870, he was living at 228 West 49th Street, New York, New York. He was in shirts (presumablyl a shirt manufacturer, as in 1880), at 81 Walker Street. [source: 50]

In 1870/71, he married Amelia Simon ("Millie"). She was born in July 1851, in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, to Marcus Simon and Charlotta Thurnauer. They had one known child:

[sources: 37, 47, 48 (married 29 years in 1900; 1 child, 1 living), 49 (m. 39 yrs in 1910; 1 child 1 living), 51]

In 1880, he was living at 72 East 55th Street, New York, New York. He was living with his wife Amelia, and daughter Edna, along with three others. He was a shirt manufacturer. [source: 37]

In 1890, he was living at 175 East 79th St, New York, New York. [source: 36]

In 1900, he was living at 175 79th Street, Manhattan, New York, New York. He was living with his wife Millie, his daughter Edna, his mother[-in-law] Lottie Simon, and a servant. He worked in real estate. [source: 48]

In 1910, he was living at 1237 Madison Avenue, Manhattan, New York, New York. [source: 49]

On 16 December 1902, he successfully applied from New York for a pension. [sources: 6, 21]

He received a pension of $12 per month under the Act of 6 February 1907, beginning 19 February 1907. He applied from New York. The certificate was dated 14 May 1907. [sources: 6, 21, 46]

Effective 9 June 1911, his pension was increased to $15 per month. The certificate was dated 18 July 1911. [source: 46]

He received a pension of $23 per month under the Act of 11 May 1912, beginning 29 May 1912. The certificate was dated 5 February 1913. [source: 46]

On 6 June 1916, his pension was incraesed to $30 per month. The certificate was dated 8 June 1916. [source: 46]

On 10 June 1918, his pension was increased to $40 per month. [source: 46]

On 1 May 1920, his pension was increased to $50 per month, under the Act of 1 May 1920. [source: 46]

In 1920, he was living at 226 West 79th Street, Manhatten, New York, New York. He was living with his wife Millie, daughter Edna, and a servant. He was the head [?] of a real estate business. [source: 35]

At some point, the Veterans Administration recorded his address as 230 West 79th Street, New York, New York. [source: 46]

In 1930, he was living on west 70th Street, Manhattan, New York, New York. He was living with his wife Millie, his daughter Edna, and a servant. They rented, for $233 per month, and had a radio. He was not working. [source: 47]

He died on 29 May 1933, at New York, New York. The funeral was held from his late residence at 230 West 79th Street, on 30 May 1933. [sources: 21, 34]

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.)

2 Official Army Register

3 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 2 Aug 1863

4 letter, Gregory to Marvin, 14 November 1863

5 letter, Sellers to Marvin, 30 December 1863

6 Pension index, by name. (Searched 8 May 2001, on Ancestry)

7 general order 36, HQ 5th Corps, 22 August 1863

8 charges and specifications preferred against Morris Kayser

9 special order 64, HQ 91st PA, 9 August 1863

10 special order 92, HQ 91st PA, 22 September 1863

11 special order 94, HQ 91st PA, 27 September 1863

12 special order 101, HQ 91st PA, 3 October 1863

13 special order 105, HQ 91st PA, 14 November 1863

14 regimental descriptive book

15 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 14 February 1863

16 letter, Sinex to Thomas, 14 September 1863

17 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 February 1863 (Lieut M Kayser)

18 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 May 1863 (Lieut Kayser)

19 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 13 May 1863 (Lt Kayser) [see also the subsequent consolidated morning reports, which Kayser signed as acting adjutant]

20 court-martial record, Alpheus Bowman

21 pension index, by regiment (Morris Kayser)

22 Bates [see 1 above], volume 1, page 165 (Morris Kayser)

23 court-martial record, Morris Kayser

24 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 May 1863 (Lieut Kayser)

25 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 11 June 1863 [not named; he is apparently still reported on "special duty", but Tayman signed the incomplete report]

26 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 July 1863 [not named; present under arrest--the previous report is from 11 June]

27 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 26 Aug 1863 (Lieut Kayser)

28 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 30 August 1863 (Lieut Kayser)

29 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 September 1863 (Lieut Kayser)

30 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 15 November 1863 (Lt Kayser)

31 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 17 February 1864 (#1) (Lt Kayser)

32 Co. B, List of commissioned officers (Morris Kayser)

33 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 22 May 2004 (Morris Kayser)

34 [death notice], New York Times 30 May 1933, page 15 (Max Kayser)

35 1920 US census, New York, New York County, Manhattan, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 569, microfilm series T625, film 1198, page 130 = 11A handwritten] (Max Kayer [sic])

36 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New York, New York, New York, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 739 (image 1163 of 1461 on Ancestry)] (Max Keyser)

37 1880 US census, New York, New York County, New York City, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 583, microfilm series T9, film 895, page 443 = 26B handwritten] (Max Keyser)

38 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Morris Kayser)

39 'Ninety-first Pennsylvania Regiment'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 July 1862, page 2 (Morris Harper [sic])

40 'Camp Chase at Gray's Ferry' Philadelphia Inquirer 19 October 1861 page 8 (- Keyser)

41 'Camp Chase', Philadelphia Inquirer 30 November 1861 (Morris Kayser)

42 'Departure of Col. Gregory's regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 22 January 1862 page 2 (Morris Kayser)

43 Morais, Henry Samuel. The Jews of Philadelphia: their history from the earliest settlements to the present time. A record of events and institutions, and of leading members of the Jewish community in every sphere of activity.. Philadelphia: the Levytype Company, 1894. [Based on a series of articles published in the Philadelphia Public Ledger in 1891.] Page 501. (Morris Kayser)

44 National Archives Archival Research Catalog (accessed 24 July 2010) (Morris Kayser)

45 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Morris Kayser)

46 Veterans administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933 (Morris Kayser)

47 1930 US census, New York, New York, Borough of Manhattan, enumeration district 414, microfilm series T626, film 1554, page 200 = 5 B handwritten (Max Kayser)

48 1900 US census, New York, New York, Manhattan Borough, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 757, microfilm series T623, film 1114, page 147B, lines 68-70

49 1910 US census, New York, New York, Manhattan Borough ward 12, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 481, page 144A (handwritten 11A), lines 5-10

50 city directories

51 'Max Kayser', in Merod_and_Stevens (an Ancestry family tree)

52 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Chestnut ward, microfilm series M432, film 813, page 467 verso = 931 handwritten = 29 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Max Kayser)

53 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 11, division 1, microfilm series, M653, film 1161, page 735 = 37 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Morris Keyser)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1870 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 4 July 2014)
1940 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 4 July 2014)
Edna was a lodger with B Nettie Moyse (see New York, New York, Manhattan, Assembly District 7, microfilm series T627, film 2636, enumeration district 562, page 5911 = 4 A handwritten (FamilySearch)

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Morris Kayser in the 91st PA database

death notice

[New York Times 30 May 1933, page 15]
[note: I could not find any other death notice that could be his]

KAYSER--On May 29, Max, beloved husband of Milly, father of Edna. Funeral from his late residence, 230 West 79th St., on Tuesday afternoon, May 30, at 2:30 o'clock.

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Chestnut ward, microfilm series M432, film 813, page 467 verso = 931 handwritten = 29 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain]
line9101112131415161718
Dwellings visited140         
Families visited171         
NameSolomon KayserLuretta "Pauline "Clementine "Max "Henrietta "Lewis "Leopold "Hester HermanBarbara Cohen
Age4535131197412622
Sexmfffmfmmff
Color          
Occupation of males over 15 yearsClothier         
Real estate owned2000         
BirthplaceGermany""Penn""""Germany"
Married within year          
Attended school within year  1111    
Over 20 & can't read/write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 11, division 1, microfilm series, M653, film 1161, page 735 = 37 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain]
line252627282930313233
Dwelling number200        
Family number264        
NameSalam KeyserDerudo [?]ClementineMorrisHenriettaLewisLeopoldAlfredErmatine
[the first letter of the 'Derudo' does not look like the 'L' in e.g. lines 16 or 30; it also does not look like the 'D' in line 7]
Age53452019161210424
SexMFFMFMMMF
Color         
Occupation         
Value of real estate owned1700        
Value of personal estate500        
Place of birthSaxonyDoPhila PennaDo DoDo DoDo DoDo DoDo DoDo Do
Married within year         
Attended school within year     11  
Cannot read & write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

1880 census

[1880 US census, New York, New York County, New York City, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 583, microfilm series T9, film 895, page 443 = 26B handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1930 census entry transcribed below]
line181920212223
street nameEast 55th
house number72     
dwelling visit #136     
family visit #178     
nameKeyser Max- Amelia- EdnaSimon RosaMetzner LizzieHarold Mary
color- [sc. W]-----
sexMF----
age39282/12222026
month born if born in year  Mch   
relationship Wifedaughterservant--
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationShirt Man'rKeep houseAt homeservant--
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year      
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePenaOhioNYDarmstadtBavaria
father's birthplaceSaxonyBavariaPaDarmstadtBavaria
mother's birthplaceSaxonyPrussiaOhioBavariaBavaria

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New York, New York, New York, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 739 (image 1163 of 1461 on Ancestry)]
[I did not find an entry for Morris Kayser in the index on Ancestry to the 1890 veterans' census (searched November 2005)]
[I did not find a Max Kayser in the Ancestry Civil War service records, or in the index to the pension index by name on Ancestry]
[identification is probable; see the address in the 1900 census entry transcribed below,and the note on the 1930 census entry transcribed below]


[line] 6
[house] 11
[family] 17
[name] Max Keyser [the index on Ancestry reads his personal name as 'Marx']
[rank] U.S. Sol
[company] [blank]
[unit] [blank]
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] 175 East 79th St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, New York, New York, Manhattan Borough, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 757, microfilm series T623, film 1114, page 147B, lines 68-70]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1930 census entry transcribed below]
line6869707172
street79 St    
house number[175]    
dwelling number[7]    
family number14    
nameKayser Max Millie EdnaSimon LottieMeeham Ellen
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterMotherServant
colorWWWWW
sexMFFFF
birth dateJune 1841July 1851Mar 1880Oct 1833Nov 1872
age5848206627
married?MMSWdS
# years married2929   
mother of how many children? 1 1 
# of children living 1 1 
birthplacePennsylvaniaConnecticutNew YorkGermanyIreland
father's birthplaceGermanyGermanyPennsylvaniaGermanyIreland
mother's birthplaceGermanyGermanyConnecticutGermanyIreland
immigration year   18401884
# years in USA   6016
naturalized citizen?     
occupationReal Estate At School Servant
# months not employed0   0
# months in school  10  
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedR    
free or mortgaged     
farm/houseH    
# of farm schedule     

1910 census

[1910 US census, New York, New York, Manhattan Borough ward 12, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 481, page 144A (handwritten 11A), lines 5-10]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1930 census entry transcribed below]
line5678910
streetMadison Avenue     
house nr[1237]     
dwelling nr      
family nr215     
nameKayser, Max_ Milly_ EdnaSimon LottieBuchman CarolineMeehan Ellen
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterMother-in-lawSister-in-lawServant
sexMFFFFF
colorWWWWWW
age685830886340
marital statusM1M1SWdWdS
#years present marriage3939    
mother of # children 1 52 
mother of # living children 1 40 
birthplacePennsylvaniaOhioNew YorkGer GermanOhioIre Irish
father's birthplaceGer GermanGer GermanPennsylvaniaGer GermanGer GermanIre Irish
mother's birthplaceGer GermanGer GermanOhioGer GermanGer GermanIre Irish
immigrated   1845 1880
naturalized/alien      
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationBrokernonenonenonenoneGen housework
nature of industry etc.Real Estate    Private family
employer etc.W    W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No    No
# weeks out of work 19090    0
can readyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09      
owned/rentedR     
owned free or mortagaged      
farm/houseH     
nr on farm schedule      
civil war vet      
blind      
deaf & dumb      

1920 census

[1920 US census, New York, New York County, Manhattan, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 569, microfilm series T625, film 1198, page 130 = 11A handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[I did not transcribe the numberous other families living at this address]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1930 census entry transcribed below]
line10111213
streetWest 79th St
house number[226]   
dwelling visit number[16]   
family visit number[220]   
nameKayer [sic] Max- Millie- EdnaMeehan Ellen
[the Ancestry and FamilySearch indices read the family name as 'Kayes']
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterServant
own/rentR   
free/mortgaged (if owned)    
sexMFFF
raceWWWW
age at last birthday78683950
marital statusMMSS
year of immigration   1883
naturalized/alien   Al
year of naturalization    
attended school since Sept 1919    
can readyesyesyesno
can writeyesyesyesno
birth placePennsylvaniaOhioNew YorkIreland
native languageEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
father's birthplaceGermanyBavaria GerPennsylvaniaIreland
father's native languageGermanBavarian GerEnglishEnglish
mother's birthplaceGermanyBavaria GerOhioIreland
mother's native languageGermanBarvarian GerEnglishEnglish
can speak Englishyesyesyesyes
occupationHead [?]NoneNoneGeneral HW
industry, businessReal Estate  Private family
employment statusOA  W
number of farm schedule    

1930 census

[1930 US census, New York, New York, Borough of Manhattan, enumeration district 414, microfilm series T626, film 1554, page 200 = 5 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is probable, since (1) Millie's and (2) Edna's names match the death notice (confirmed by the date on the pension index by unit (entry 21 above) and the address on the VA card)]
line82838485
streetWest 70
house number    
dwelling visit #    
family visit #106   
nameKayser, MaxKayser, MillieKayser, EdnaCarey, Kitty
relationheadwifedaughterservant
owned/rentedR   
value or rent233   
['233' is followed by something that could be either '34' or '3x', in a smaller hand]
radioR   
farmNo   
sexMFFF
colorWWWW
age8978un28
married?MMSS
age 1st marriage2919  
school/college since 9/29NoNoNoNo
can read & writeYesYesYesYes
birthplacePennOhioNYIreland
father's birthplaceGermanyGerGerIreland
mother's birthplaceGermanyGerOhioIreland
native language   English
immigration year   1922
naturalization   Na
can speak Englishyesyesyesyes
occupationnonenonenoneServant
industry   Private family
worker class   W
at work yesterday   Yes
unemployment schedule #    
veteran?Yes   
warCiv   
farm schedule #    

city directories

[transcribed from Fold3, July 2014]
1851 [Biddle's] Philadelphia directory, page 219
Kayser Solomon, tailor, 117 Chestnut
1859 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 366
[no Morris Kayser]
1860 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 493
[no Morris Kayser]
1861 Sherman's Philadephia directory, page 505
Kayser Morris, jeweler, 312 New Market
Kayser S., gen. 312 New Market
1862 Biddle's and McElroy's directory, page 344
Kayser Morris, clerk, 312 New Market
Kayser Solomon, gentleman, 312 New Market
1863 Biddle's and McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 398
[no Morris Kayser]
Kayser Solomon, gentleman, 312 New Market
1864 Biddle's and McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 382
[no Morris Kayser]
Kayser Solomon, gentleman, 312 New Market
1865 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 361
[no Morris or Solomon Kayser]
1866 McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 380
[no Morris or Solomon Kayser]
1866 Trow's New York directory, page 508
[no Morris or Solomon Kayser]
1871 Trow's New York directory, page 626
Kayser Max, shirts, 81 Walker, h 228 W. 49th

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 2 July 2014, from Fold3]


Kayser Morris
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
1" Lt | 1 Lt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Veterans Administration pension payment card

[Veterans administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933]
[transcribed 2 July 2014, from FamilySearch]
[the reverse of the card indicates that in the fourth quarter of 1923 this was 'Trans. to Mo. Payment Card']


NAME: Kayser Morris

Certificate No. 1.089.369
ARMY INVALID.
Law: Act of May 11, 1912
[crossed out:] ACT OF FEB. 6, 1907
ACT OF MAY 1, 1920

Service: Capt B 91 Pa Vol. Inft
Disability: [blank]

ISSUES. [some, but not all, of the older entries are crossed out; I have not tried representing that]
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
Reis1219 Feb 0714 May 07
Inc159 June 191118 July 1911
REISSUE2329 May 1912FEB 5 1913
INCREASE30June 6, 1916June 8, 1916
 40JUN 10 1918 
Inc.50May 1, 1920 
Fees: [blank]
Transferred from: NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: [blank]
Bureau notified: [blank]
Remarks:
230 W. 79" st.
New York, N.Y.

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