91st PA--William H Kiger (or perhaps Kigert)

William H Kiger

Before the war

He was born in March 1848, in Salem, New Jersey, to Daniel and Sarah Kiger. [sources: date: 17; 5 (19 in 1864), 8 (73 in 1920), -9 (83 in 1930), 12 (abt 1847), 13 (2 in 1850), 14 (12 in 1860), 15 (23 in 1870), 16 (32 in 1880), 18 (62 in 1910). place: 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. parents: 12, 13, 14]

In 1850, he was living in Salem, Salem County, New Jersey. He was living with his (presumed) parents Daniel and Sarah A Kiger, with James and Anna Kiger (presumably siblings), and with three others. [source: 13]

In 1860, he was living in Salem, Salem County, New Jersey. He was living with his (presumed) parents Daniel and Sarah A Kiger, with James and Anna Kiger (presumably siblings), and with three others. He had attended school within the year. [source: 14]

When he enlisted, he was a glass blower. [source: 5]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and sandy hair. [source: 5]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 10 November 1864, in company A. He was enlisted for three years, at New Jersey, by Captain Lehman. [sources: 1, 3, 5, 10, 21]

On 24 November 1864, the regiment reported him gained as a recruit. [source: 7]

On 17 March 1865, he was detailed for duty in the 3rd brigade pioneer corps. [source: 4]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company A. [sources: 1, 3, 10, 21]

After the war

In 1870, he may be the William Kiger living in Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware. If so, he was a house carpenter. [source: 15]

In 1876/77, he may be the William Kigar who married Lottie Jeffries [?]. She was born in August 1839, in Pennsylvania, to Dr Jeffries and [unknown]. They may have had five children, including:

[sources: 16, 17 (5 children 2 living in 1900), 18 (2 children 2 living in 1910), 20]

He successfully applied for a pension on 1 March 1877. [sources: 3, 6]

In 1880, he may be the William Kigar living in Salem, Salem County, New Jersey. If so, he was living with his wife Lota and daughter Jennie May. He was a carpenter. [source: 16]

In 1900, he may be the William H Kiger living at 321 Clinton Street, ward 3, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey. If so, he was living with his wife Lottie and children Jeanette and Herbert. He was a house carpenter, and had been out of work 4 months in the previous year. [source: 17]

He applied again for a pension on 25 March 1910. [sources: 3, 6]

In 1910, he may be the William H Kiger living at 122 North Vermont Avenue, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey. If so, he was living with his wife Lottie. He was a house carpenter. [source: 18]

If he is the William Kiger in the 1880 to 1910 censuses, his wife, Lottie Kiger, died on 31 January 1912 She died of uterine cancer (11 years duration), in the Women's Hospital, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was buried in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey. [source: 20]

He married Dora B Henkel. She had been married before, to Robert H Lohr, who died in 1909. [source: 12]

In 1920, he was living on Waynesboro Pike, in Beverly Manor Magisterial District, Augusta County, Virginia. He was living with his wife Dora, and three step-children. He was a superintendent at a National Cemetery. [source: 8]

In 1930, he was living on State Highway 39, Beverly Manor Magisterial District, Augusta County, Virginia. He was living with his wife Dora, cousin Minnie Brooms, and stepson Herbert Lohr. He was not working. He owned his house, which was worth $2,000. [source: 9]

On 5 January 1936, he died. He was buried in Seven Pines National Cemetery, Sandston, Virginia, section E number 836. [sources: 2, 11 (Richmond, Henrico Cty, VA)]

In 1935 and 1940, his widow, Dora B Kiger, was living on Route 250, Beverly Manor Magisterial District, Augusta County, Virginia. She was living with two sons and a granddaughter. She had completed 6th grade. [source: 19]

In 1942, his widow, Dora B Kiger died. [source: 12]

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 Seven Pines National Cemetery, list of civil war burials. [Thanks to Dennis Clowney for the reference!]

3 pension index by regiment (William H Kiger)

4 special order 30, HQ 91st PA, 17 March 1865

5 company A descriptive roll, entry 153 (William H Kigart [but the 't' is very light])

6 pension index, by name (William H Kiger [sic])

7 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 24 November 1864 (William H Kiger)

8 1920 US census, Virginia, Augusta County, Beverly Manor Magisterial District, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 31, microfilm series T625, film 1880, page 47 A = 9 handwritten (William H Kiger)

9 1930 US census, Virginia, Augusta County, Beverly Manor Magisterial District, microfilm series T626, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 8-B, page 141 = 8 B handwritten (William H Kiger)

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

11 Find a grave, memorial 3070668, imported from US Veteran's Affairs, added 4 March 2000, accessed 20 July 2014 (includes an image of the headstone) (William H Kiger)

12 'William H Kiger', in Our history, a gedcom available on Ancestry (accessed 20 July 2014) (William H Kiger)

13 1850 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Salem, microfilm series M432, film 462, page 119 verso = 238 handwritten (William H Kiger)

14 1860 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Salem City, microfilm series M653, film 707, page 86 handwritten = 258 handwritten (FamilySearch) (William H Kiger)

15 1870 US census, Delaware, New Castle, Wilmington, Division 25, microfilm series M593, film 121, page 190 recto = 7 handwritten (FamilySearch) (William Kiger)

16 1880 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Salem, enumeration district 148, microfilm series T9, film 797, page 170 B = 26 handwritten (FamilySearch) (William Kigar)

17 1900 US census, Camden County, Camden, ward 3, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T623, film 958, page 11 A (FamilySearch) (William H Kiger)

18 1910 US census, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Atlantic City, ward 1, enumeration district 3, microfilm series T624, film 867, page 30 = 11 B handwritten (FamilySearch) (William H Kiger)

19 1940 US census, Virginia, Augusta County, Beverly Manor Magisterial District, enumeration district 8-4, microfilm series T627, film 4247, page 73 = 15 B handwritten (FamilySearch) (Dora B Kiger)

20 death certificate, Pennsylvania, 31 January 1912, file number 10895 (Lottie Kiger)

21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William H Kiger)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania veterans' burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 7 April 2012)
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed October 2005)
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 20 July 2014)

Display



William H Kiger in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Salem, microfilm series M432, film 462, page 119 verso = 238 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain, but note that (1) his residence matches the birthplace listed in the regimental records (entry 5 above)]
line1819202122232425
Dwellings visited220       
Families visited224       
NameDaniel KigerSarah A KigerJames F [?] KigerAnna A KigerWilliam H KigerJames FlanaganJames Ganes [??]Mary McNulty
Age3130742191625
SexMFMFMMMF
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 yearsCarriage Builder    WheelwrightWheelwright 
Real estate owned1800       
BirthplaceN.J.PennN.J.N.J.N.J.N.J.N.J.Ireland
Married within year        
Attended school within year  11    
Over 20 & can't read/write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1860 census

[1860 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Salem City, microfilm series M653, film 707, page 86 handwritten = 258 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on the 1860 census entry transcribed above]
line1415161718192021
Dwelling number694       
Family number711       
NameDaniel KigerSarah A. KigerJames S. KigerAnna M. KigerWilliam H. KigerPater H. WyattFrederick TrillinderJames Butler
Age4240181412241918
SexMFMFMMMM
Color        
OccupationMaster Coach Builder Clerk in Store  Carriage PainterApp WheelwrightDo
Value of real estate owned$1.300       
Value of personal estate$1.000       
Place of birthDo [sc. Salem Co]PennaSalem Co.DoDoDelawareSalem Co.Do
Married within year        
Attended school within year   11   
Cannot read & write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Delaware, New Castle, Wilmington, Division 25, microfilm series M593, film 121, page 190 recto = 7 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is speculative; note that the occupation does not match his occupation when he enlisted; the 1880 through 1910 census records are clearly of the same person and the 1870 census matches him in occupation, but whether that person is the William Kiger married to Dora in 1920 and 1930 isn't confirmed]
[I did not transcribe the seven other people in this household, headed by Susan Wright]
line29
Dwelling-house number[34]
Family number[33]
NameWilliam Kiger
Age23
SexM
ColorW
OccupationHouse Carpenter
Real estate value 
Personal estate value 
BirthplaceNew Jersey
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, New Jersey, Salem County, Salem, enumeration district 148, microfilm series T9, film 797, page 170 B = 26 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is speculative; see the note on the 1870 census entry transcribed above]
line444546
street nameWara [??] Street
house number20  
dwelling visit #23  
family visit #23  
nameKigar, William- Lota- Jennie May
colorWWW
sexMFF
age3222 
month born if born in year  11/12
relationship Wife Daughter
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationCarpenterKeeping houseAt home
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplaceNew JerseyPennsylvaniaNew Jersey
father's birthplaceN.J.PaN.J.
mother's birthplaceN.J.Ma [?]N.J.

1900 census

[1900 US census, Camden County, Camden, ward 3, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T623, film 958, page 11 A (FamilySearch)]
[identification is speculative; see the note on the 1870 census entry transcribed above]
line26272829
streetClinton Street
house number321   
dwelling number252   
family number256   
nameKiger William H- Lottie- Jeannette N.- Herbert C
relationshipHeadWifedaughterSon
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
birth dateMar 1848Aug 1839July 1879May 1883
age52402017
married?MMSS
# years married2323  
mother of how many children? 5  
# of children living 2  
birthplaceNew JerseyPennsylvaniaNew JerseyNew Jersey
father's birthplaceNew JerseyMarylandNew JerseyNew Jersey
mother's birthplaceNew JerseyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationHouse carpenter  Electrician
# months not employed4  0
# months in school    
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedR   
free or mortgaged    
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Atlantic City, ward 1, enumeration district 3, microfilm series T624, film 867, page 30 = 11 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is speculative; see the note on the 1870 census entry transcribed above]
line9091
streetNorth Vermont Ave
house nr122 
dwelling nr242 
family nr254 
nameKiger William H- Lottie
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age6252
marital statusMM
#years present marriage3434
mother of # children 2 [sic]
mother of # living children 2
birthplaceNew JerseyPennsylvania
father's birthplaceNew JerseyDelaware
mother's birthplaceNew JerseyMassachusetts
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationCarpenterNone
nature of industry etc.House 
employer etc.W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No 
# weeks out of work 19090 
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
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, Virginia, Augusta County, Beverly Manor Magisterial District, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 31, microfilm series T625, film 1880, page 47 A = 9 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; his being present in the 1930 census but not with Dora in the 1940 census (which lists her as widowed) is consistent with the death date of the William Kiger who served in the 19st]
line3233343536
streetWaynesboro Pike
house numberX    
dwelling visit number167    
family visit number169    
nameKiger, William H.- DoraLohr, Virginia- Ivy- Ernest [?]
relationshipHeadWifeSt. DaughterSt. DaughterSt. Son
own/rentR    
free/mortgaged (if owned)     
sexMFFFM
raceWWWWW
age at last birthday7347281715
marital statusM[?]SSS
[Dora Kiger seems to have a crossed-out 'F' in this column]
year of immigration     
naturalized/alien     
year of naturalization     
attended school since Sept 1919   nono
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
birth placeNew JerseyVirginiaVirginiaVirginiaVirginia
native language     
father's birthplaceNew JerseyVirginiaVirginiaVirginiaVirginia
father's native language     
mother's birthplaceNew JerseyVirginiaVirginiaVirginiaVirginia
mother's native language     
can speak EnglishYesYesYesYesYes
occupationSuperintendentNoneSeamstressInspectorLaborer
industry, businessNat'l Cemetery Flag factoryOverall FactoryBarrel Factory
employment statusW WWW
number of farm schedule     

1930 census

[1930 US census, Virginia, Augusta County, Beverly Manor Magisterial District, microfilm series T626, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 8-B, page 141 = 8 B handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on the 1920 census entry transcribed above]
line57585960
streetState Highway No 39
house number    
dwelling visit #171   
family visit #171   
nameKiger William H- DoraBrooms MinnieLohr Herbert
relationHeadWife HCousinStep Son
owned/rentedO   
value or rent2000   
radio    
farmNo   
sexMFFM
colorWWWW
age83[illegible]7038
married?MMSM
age 1st marriageUnUn 20
school/college since 9/29NoNoNoNo
can read & writeYesYesYesYes
birthplaceNew JerseyVirginiaVirginiaVirginia
father's birthplaceU.S.VirginiaVirginiaVirginia
mother's birthplaceU.S.VirginiaVirginiaVirginia
native language    
immigration year    
naturalization    
can speak Englishyesyesyesyes
occupationnonenonenoneCooper
industry   Barrel Factory
worker class   W
at work yesterday   No
unemployment schedule #   20
veteran?Yes  No
warCiv   
farm schedule #    

1940 US census

[1940 US census, Virginia, Augusta County, Beverly Manor Magisterial District, enumeration district 8-4, microfilm series T627, film 4247, page 73 = 15 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on the 1920 census entry transcribed above]
line no.75767778
streetRoute 250
house number    
household visit #250   
owned/rentedO   
value or rent3000   
farm?No   
nameKiger, Dora B.Lohr Hallie L.- HerbertClayton, Ivy D.
relationHeadsonsongrand daughter
sexFMMF
color/raceWWWW
age63384216
marital statusWdSSS
school/college last year?NoNoNoYes
highest grade finished665H2
birthplaceVirginiaVirginiaVirginiaVirginia
citizenship if foreign born    
1935 citySame houseSame houseSame houseSame house
1935 county    
1935 state/country    
1935 farm?    
at work for pay/profit 24-30 March?YesYesYesNo
assigned to emergency work 24-30 March?---No
seeking work?---No
if no to previous three, have a job?---No
if no to previous four, status?---S
if work for pay/profit #hrs worked 24-30 Mar?92 [sic]9292 
if emergency/seeking work, #wks unemployed    
occupation[blank]ProprietorProprietor 
industry Service StationService Station 
worker class[blank]OAOA 
# weeks worked in 1939052520
income in 19390000
income >$50 other than money wages/salary?NoYesYesNo
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 20 July 2014, from Fold3]


Kigert William H
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Kiger William H

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 20 July 2014]

Kiger William H
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate, Lottie Kiger

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, 31 January 1912, file number 10895, Lottie Kiger]
[transcribed from Ancestry 20 July 2014]


CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS.
File No. 10895
Registered No. 2894

1. PLACE OF DEATH.
County of [blank]
City of Phila
(No. Womens Hos.; 47 Ward.)
Registration District No. [blank]
Primary Registration District No. [blank]
2. FULL NAME Lottie Kiger

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX F
4. COLOR OR RACE W
5. M[arried]
6. DATE OF BIRTH (Month) - (Day) [blank] (Year) 1858
7. AGE 53 yrs. 5 mos. [blank] ds.
8. OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession, or particular kind of work Hwfe
9. BIRTHPLACE Phila
10. NAME OF FATHER Dr Jeffries
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER [blank]
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER [blank]
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER [blank]
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
(Informant) W H Kiger
(Address) Atlantic City NJ
15. Filed 1/31/12
[blank] Local Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH (Month) 1 (Day) 31 (Year) 1912
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from 1/15 1912, to 1/31 1912 that I last saw her alive on 1/31 1912 and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 2 05 PM.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Carcinoma of uterus
(Duration) 11 yrs. [blank] mos. [blank] ds.
Contributory (SECONDARY.) [blank]
(Signed) J Mary Roberts M.D.
1/31 1912 (Address) 273 No College Ave
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (FOR HOSPITALS, INSTITUTIONS, TRANSIENTS OR RECENT RESIDENTS).
At place of death [blank] yrs. [blank] mos. 16 ds.
In the State [blank]
Where was disease contracted, if not at place of death? [blank]
Former or usual residence 122 N Vermont St
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Atlantic City NJ
DATE OF BURIAL 1/31 1912
20. UNDERTAKER R R Brigham + Co
ADDRESS 38 No 11th

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