George A Keller

George A Keller

Before the war

He was born in May 1846 (15; 5 (18 in 1861), 9, 10 [18 in 1863], 14 [46 in 1892], 15 [54 in 1900]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9, 10, 14, 15).

When he enlisted, he was a tailor, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6; 9 has 'barkeep' [?], 10).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (6 [5'8-1/2", dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair], 9 [5'7", light complexion, grey eyes, light hair], 10 [5'8", dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 24 September 1861 (1, 5, 6, 9, 13). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Dye (5, 6, 9). He was mustered in as a private, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 6). He was a private, in company D (1, 16, 17).

He was transferred to company F on 31 October 1861 (4, 14).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (11).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 24 December 1863 (1, 6, 10). He was reenlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant W H Carpenter (6, 10).

He was reported dropped as a deserter on 28 April 1864 (7), and regained from desertion on 29 April 1864 (8).

On 17 February 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 January 1865 (4, 6).

On 16 June 1865, he was promoted to sergeant, effective 1 June 1865 (1 [1 June], 3 [effective 16 June], 6 [1 Jun]).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 13). He had served for forty-seven months (14). He was a sergeant, in company F (16, 17).

After the war

On 27 May 1880, he applied for a pension, apparently unsuccessfully (12, 13).

On 9 February 1892, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (14).

In 1900, he was living at the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (15). He was widowed (15). He was a dyer (15).

On 14 November 1908, he died, apparently at the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (14). He was then apparently not receiving a pension (14).

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. (George A Keller [co.F]; George H Keller [co.D]) (In the roster)

2 special order 9, HQ 91st PA, 17 February 1865

3 special order 36, HQ 91st PA, 16 June 1865 (George A Keller)

4 company D, register of men transferred, entry 9 (George H Keller)

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 9 August 2004 (George H Keller [co.D])

6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 10 August 2004 (George A Keller [co.F])

7 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 28 April 1864 (Priv Keller)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 29 April 1864 (Pri Geo Keller)

9 company F, descriptive roll, #14 (George A Keller)

10 company F, second descriptive roll, #8 (George W Keller)

11 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Geo A Keller)

12 pension index by name (George A Keller)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (George A Keller)

14 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1909. Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the Board for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1909. Serial Set volume 5817, Session volume 114, 61st Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 262. Page 398. (Geo A Keller)

15 1900 US census, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, Southern Branch National Home for D.V.S., supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 8, microfilm series T623, film 1706, page 97 = 5 B handwritten (George A Keller)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George H Keller)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George A Keller)

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1900 census

[1900 US census, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, Southern Branch National Home for D.V.S., supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 8, microfilm series T623, film 1706, page 97 = 5 B handwritten]
line1
street 
house number 
dwelling number 
family number 
nameKeller George A
relationshipInmate
colorW
sexM
birth dateMay 1846
age54
married?Wd
# years married 
mother of how many children? 
# of children living 
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplaceSwitzerland
mother's birthplaceGermany
immigration year 
# years in USA 
naturalized citizen 
occupationDyer
# months not employed 
# months in school 
can readyes
can writeyes
speaks Englishyes
owned/rented 
free or mortgaged 
farm/house 
# 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 13 July 2014, from Fold3]


Keller George H
Co. D, F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sgt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 15 July 2014]

Keller George A
Co. D, F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sgt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Keller George H

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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