91st PA--Francis Kerer

Francis Kerer

Before the war

He was born on 20 December 1831, in Alsace, France. [sources: date: 14 (Dec 1832), 16 (20 Dec 31); 4 (32 in 1863/64), 5 (32 in 1863/64), 11 (78 in 1910), 12 (37 in 1883). place: 4, 5 (Alleheny [County] PA), 11, 12, 14, 16]

In 1841, he immigrated. The 1900 census lists him as a naturalized citizen, but the 1910 census lists him as an alien. [sources: 11, 14]

He married [unknown]. They had two known children:

[sources: 12, 14]

When he enlisted, he was a labor[er]. [sources: 4, 5]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and brown hair. [sources: 4, 5]

During the war

He was drafted. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 10 or 18 July 1863 in the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry. He was enlisted for three years. His service was credited to the 22nd congressional district. [sources: 1 (18 July), 4 (10 July), 5 (10 Jul), 7 (18 Jul), 15 (10 Jul 83 [sic])]

He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company L of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st. On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G. On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company. He was then absent. He was a private in company K. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 7, 10, 19]

On 30 April 1865, he was detailed to the 5th Corps provost guard. [source: 8]

In June 1865, he was detailed to the provost guard at Corps Headquarters. [source: 9]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company. He was a private, in company K. [sources: 1, 7, 10, 15 (10 Jul 85 [sic]), 19]

After the war

In 1880, he was living at 537 Manor Street, ward 30, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his children John and Louisa. He was widowed. He was working in a window glass works. [source: 12]

In 1887/88, he married Theresia [unknown family name, perhaps 'Frauens']. She was born on 5 March 1839, in Germany. She immigrated in 1860. She had been married once before, and had nine children from that marriage. [sources: 11 (22 yrs in 1910; 9 children, 3 living), 14 (13 years in 1900; 9 children 4 living), 18]

In 1890, he was living at 715 Sarah Street, ward 29, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He was sickly, wounded in the head. [source: 13]

On 12 August 1895, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 6, 7]

In 1900, he was living at 715 Sarah Street, ward 29, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Tresia, his daughter Louise, and with his (step)-sons Joseph and John Rohe. He was a day laborer, and had been unemployed 4 months in the previous year. [source: 14]

On 23 February 1907, he again applied for a pension, under the Act of 6 February 1907. His application was approved, and he received $20 per month, commencing 23 February 1907 . (The certificate was dated 6 June 1907.) [sources: 7, 17]

In 1910, he was living at 715 Sarah Street, ward 17, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Theresia, his children John and Louisa, and John's wife Alma. He was retired. [source: 11]

Effective 24 May 1912, he received a pension of $30 per month, under the Act of 11 May 1912. The certificate was dated 8 Otober 1912. [source: 17]

Effective 10 June 1918, he received a pension of $40 per month. [source: 17]

On 18 February 1919, he died, at 715 Sarah Street, ward 17, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. On 21 February 1919, he died of chronic nephritis (3 months' duration), with apoplexy (four days' duration) contributing). He was retired. He was buried in St Michaels Cemetery, 18th Street, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. His grave has a Grand Army of the Republic marker. [sources: 7, 15 (15 Feb 1915 [sic]), 16, 17]

On 4 March 1919, his widow, Theresa Kehrer, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 6, 7]

On 13 May 1919, the Pension Bureau agreed to pay his accrued pension to his widow, Theresia Kehrer. They also issued a pension certificate to her, under the Act of 8 September 1916. She received $25 per month, effective 4 March 1919. [source: 17]

Effective 1 May 1920, his widow, Theresia Kehrer, received a pension of $30 per month, under the Act of 1 May 1920. [source: 17]

On 28 January 1925, his widow, Therisa Kehrer, died, at 55 Prins [?] Street, ward 17, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. She died of cerebral apoplexy (2 months 28 days duration). On 2 February 1925, she was buried in St Michaels Cemetery. [sources: 17, 18]

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 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Francis Kerer)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Francis Kerer)

4 company K, third descriptive roll (Francis Kerer [?])

5 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Francis Kerer)

6 pension index, by name (Francis Kehrer [the 'h' was added above the line])

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Francis Kehrer [the 'h' was added above the line])

8 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Francis Kerer)

9 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Frank Kerer)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Francis Kever)

11 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 17, enumeration district 511, microfilm series T624, film 1305, page 244 = 9 A handwritten (Frank Kehrer)

12 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 30, precinct 2, enumeration district 166, microfilm series T9, film 1095, page 349 = 15 C handwritten (FamilySearch) (Frank Kehr)

13 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 29, enumeration district 142, page 1 (image 357 of 413 on Ancestry) (FamilySearch) (Frank Kehrer)

14 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 29, enumeration district 302, microfilm series T623, film 1364, page 291 = 9 B handwritten (FamilySearch) (Frank Kerher)

15 Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999 (Francis Kehrer)

16 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, 18 February 1919 [sic], Frank Kehrer, file number 14047 (Frank Kehrer)

17 US Veterans administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933 (Francis Kerer)

18 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, 28 January 1925, file number 430 (Therisa Kehrer Kehier)

19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Francis Kerer)

Sources checked unsuccesfully

1860 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed July 2007)
1870 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed July 2007)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed July 2007)
could she be the Theresa Kehrer, 78, widowed, born Germany, inmate of Philadephia General Hospital (1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 27, enumeration district 863, microfilm series T625, film 1631, page 71 = 3 B handwritten)?]

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Francis Kerer in the 91st PA database

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 30, precinct 2, enumeration district 166, microfilm series T9, film 1095, page 349 = 15 C handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since this matches the 1900 census entry transcribed below for place and daughter's name]
line434445
street nameManor Street
house number537  
dwelling visit #120  
family visit #153  
nameKehr Frank- John- Louisa
colorWWW
sexMMF
age371713
month born if born in year   
relationship SonDaughter
single 11
married   
widowed/divorced1  
married during year   
occupationWorks in Window Glass WorksGlass Chimney Crimper [?]Keeping House
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplaceAlsacePennaPenna
father's birthplaceAlsaceAlsaceAlsace
mother's birthplaceAlsaceAlsaceAlsace

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 29, enumeration district 142, page 1 (image 357 of 413 on Ancestry) (FamilySearch)]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 10
[house] 155
[family] 219
[name] Frank Kehrer
[rank] private
[company] K
[unit] 62 Pa 91 Pa
[enlistment date] 1862
[discharge date] 1864
[length of service] 2 years [blank] months [blank] days
[post office address] 715 Sarah
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] Sickly Wounded in head

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 29, enumeration district 302, microfilm series T623, film 1364, page 291 = 9 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since his wife's name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension, and the place matches the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed above]
line8485868788
streetSarah Street
house number715    
dwelling number132    
family number171    
nameKerher [sic] Frank- Tresia [sic]- LouiseRohe Joseph R- John
relationshipHeadwifedaughtersonson
colorWWWWW
sexMFFMM
birth dateDec 1832mar 1839sept 1867Feby 1875July 1877
age6761322522
married?MMSSS
# years married1313   
mother of how many children? 9   
# of children living2 [sic]4   
birthplaceFranceGermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceFranceGermanyFranceFranceFrance
mother's birthplaceFranceGermanyPrusia [sic]GermanyGermany
immigration year18411860   
# years in USA5940   
naturalized citizen?Na    
occupationDay laborer foulder [sic]flint glass workerteamster
# months not employed4  63
# months in school     
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedR    
free or mortgaged     
farm/houseH    
# of farm schedule     

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 17, enumeration district 511, microfilm series T624, film 1305, page 244 = 9 A handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line2627282930
streetSarah St
house nr715    
dwelling nr141    
family nr141    
nameKehrer Frank- Theresia- John- Alma- Louisa
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughter-in-lawDaughter
sexMFMFF
colorWWWWW
age7871474545
marital statusM2M2M1M1S
#years present marriage22221212 
mother of # children 9 0 
mother of # living children 3 0 
birthplaceFranceGermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceFranceGermanyFranceGermanyFrance
mother's birthplaceFranceGermanyGermanyGermanyGermany
immigrated18411859   
naturalized/alienA    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationRetiredNoneLaborerNoneBook Binder
nature of industry etc.  Mill Printing Co
employer etc.  W W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?     
# weeks out of work 1909     
can readYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09NoNoNoNoNo
owned/rentedO    
owned free or mortagagedF    
farm/houseH    
nr on farm schedule     
civil war vetUA    
blind     
deaf & dumb     

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 10 July 2014, from Fold3]


Kever Francis
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Kerer Francis

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 15 July 2014]

Kerer Francis
Co.K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
Seealso 62d Pa. Vol.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999

[Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999]
[transcribed 10 July 2014, from Ancestry]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
ALLEGHENY COUNTY
NAME Kehrer Francis
DATE OF BIRTH Unknown
DATE OF DEATH 2-15-1915 [sic]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE FROM 7-10-83 [sic] TO 7-10-85 [sic]
ORGANIZATION(s) Co. K. 91st. Vol. Inft.
RANK Pvt.
CEMETERY OR PLACE OF INTERMENT
NAME St. Michaels
LOCATION 18th St. E4 [??], Pggh. Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY Section [blank] LOT No. 117 RANGE [blank] GRAVE No [blank]
HEADSTONE G.A.R. Marker
COUNTY
INFORMATION GIVEN BY ALLEGHENY COUNTY
Beddard
DATE 2-5-1935
Rainey REGISTRAR

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, 18 February 1919 [sic], Frank Kehrer, file number 14047]
[transcribed 11 July 2014, from Ancestry]


CERTIFICATE OF DEATH

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
File No. 14047
Registered No. 1805

PLACE OF DEATH
County of Allegheny
City of Pitts Pa
Registration District No. [blank]
Primary Registration District No. [blank]
(No. 715 Sarah St., 17 Ward.)

2. FULL NAME Frank Kehrer

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX [M]ale
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Married
6. DATE OF BIRTH Dec 20 1831
7. AGE yrs. 87 mos. 1 ds. 28
8. OCCUPATION
a. Trade, profession or particular kind of work Retired
b. General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which employed (or employer) [blank]
9. BIRTHPLACE. France
10. NAME OF FATHER Unknown
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Unknown
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Unknown
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Unknown
THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
(Informant) J Kehrer
(Address) 715 Sarah St
Filed FEB 19 1919 G. D. Crawford Local Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH Feb. 18 1919.
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Nov 18" 1919 [sic; presumably 1918?] to Feb 18" 1919, that I last saw him alive on Feb 18 1919, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 5 P.M The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Nephritis (Chronic)
(Duration) x yrs. 3 mos. - ds.
Contributory (Secondary) Apoplexy
(Duration) - yrs - mos. 4 ds.
(Signed) M F Cresten [?] M.D.
Feb 19 1919 (Address) 823 Carson [?] St [?]
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (For Hospitals, Institutions, Transients, or Recent Residents). [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL St. Michaels Cem
DATE OF BURIAL Feb. 21 1919.
20. UNDERTAKER J. P. Colligan
ADDRESS 802 Carson St.

Veterans administration payment card

[US Veterans administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933]
[trancribed 11 July 2014, from FamilySearch]


[card 1 (FamilySearch)]

NAME: Kerer, Francis
Certificate No. 951781
ARMY INVALID.
Law: [crossed out] Act of Feb. 6, 1907
ACT MAY 11, 1912
Service: Pvt L 62 and K 91 Pa. Inf
Disability: [blank]
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
Reis2023 Feb 19076 June 1907
Reis3024 May 19128 Oct. 1912
 40JUN 10 1918 
Died Feb 18 1919 Accrued order dated May 13, 1919 payable to widow Theresia Kehrer
Difference in name no bar to payment. J.

Transferred from: PITTSBURGH Transferred to: [blank]
Died: 3-888 Feb. 18, 1919
Bureau notified: MAR 10 1919
Remarks: [blank]
Former Roll No. 213 A.J
Home: [blank]
MAY 23 1919


[card 2 (FamilySearch)]

NAME Kehrer Theresia
868247
Certificate No. [blank]
ARMY WIDOW
Law: Act of May 1, 1920
Name of Soldier Francis
Service Pt L 62 & K 91 Pa Inf
ISSUES
CLASSRATEDATE OF COMMENCEMENTDATE OF CERTIFICATE
 30May 1, 1920 

MINORS, $[blank] PER MONTH ADDITIONAL [blank]
Died Jan 28, 1925
Reported FEB 10 1925
Remarks: [blank]


[card 3 (FamilySearch)]

NAME: Kehrer Theresia
Certificate No. 868,247
ARMY WIDOW.
Law: ACT APRIL 19, 1908
ACT SEPTEMBER 8, 1916
ACT OF MAY 1, 1920
Name of Soldier: Francis.
Service: Priv L. 62nd and K 91st Pennsylvania Inf
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
Orig25March 4, 1919May 13, 1919
Inc30May 1, 1920 

Fees: No fee.
MINORS--$2 PER MONTH ADDITIONAL. [blank]
Transferred from: GROUP 1
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: [blank]
Bureau notified: [blank]
Remarks: [blank]
Former Roll No. [blank]
MAY 23 1919

death certificate, Theresia Kehrer

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, 28 January 1925, file number 430, Therisa Kehrer Kehier]
[transcribed 11 July 2014, from Ancestry (note that the index has 'Theresa Kehier']


CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
File No. 430
Registered No. 861

1. PLACE OF DEATH
County of Allegheny
City of Pittsburgh
Registration District No. [blank]
Primary Registration District No. [blank]
(No. 55, Prins [?] St., 17 Ward)
2. FULL NAME Therisa Kehrer Kehier
[the 'i' in 'Therisa' isn't completely clear; 'Kehier' seems to have been added, in a different hand]

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Male
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Widow
6. DATE OF BIRTH Mch 5 1839
7. AGE yrs. 85 mos. 11 ds. 23
8. OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession, or, particular kind of work Retired.
9. BIRTHPLACE Germany
10. NAME OF FATHER Unknown Frauens [?]
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Germany
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Unknown
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Germany
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
(Informant) Anton Pinschak
(Address) 55 Pius St
15. Filed JAN 30 1925
Edwin C. Speir Local Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH (Month) 1 (Day) 28 (Year) 1925
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from 11-1-1924, to 1-28-1925, that I last saw her alive on 1-28-1925, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 11:10 P.M.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Apoplexy (Cerebral)
(Duration) [blank] yrs. 2 mos. 28 ds.
Contributory (Secondary) [blank]
(Signed) W. S. Charles M.D.
1-29-1925 (Address) 2110 Carson St.
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (For Hospitals, Institutions, Transients or Recent Residents). [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL St Michaels Cemetery
DATE OF BURIAL Febry 2 1925
20. UNDERTAKER L. Beenhauer + Son Co
ADDRESS Bakewell Bldg

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