91st PA--Francis A Klotz

Francis A Klotz

Before the war

He was born on 22 January 1846, in Pennsylvania, to Francis John Klotz and Bertha Seidel. [sources: date: 12; 3 (18 in 1863), 4 (34 in 1880), 5 (54 in 1900), 6 (65 in 1910), 7 (74 in 1920), 8 (84 in 1930), 9 (June 1846), 13 (4 in 1850), 14 (15 in 1860), 15 (24 in 1870). place: 3 (Germany), 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15. parents: 9, 13, 14, 15]

In 1850, he was living in ward 5, Southwark, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Francis and Bertha, and with Constans, Philas, Augusta, and Charles, along with George Ostler. [source: 13]

In 1860, he was living in ward 2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Francis and Bertha, along with Constance, Vitas, Augusta, Charles, and John. [source: 14]

When he enlisted, he was a lab[orer]. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 1-3/4 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He was a substitute. He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 30 July 1863. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Lehman. He was mustered in company I of the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 16]

On 2 June 1865, he was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania to the 91st Pennsylvania. He served as a private in company H of the 91st Pennsylvania. [sources: 1, 2, 16]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private in company H. [sources: 1, 16]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in ward 2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents F J and Bertha, and with Charles and John, along with Augusta, Sarah, and John Wesley. [source: 15]

In 1870/71, he married Virginia [unknown family name]. She was born in August 1844, in Pennsylvania. They had two known children:

[sources: 5 (2 children, 1 alive), 6 (2 children, 1 alive), 9, 12]

In 1880, he was living at 134 Denmark Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Virginia and son Francis, and with his brothers Vitus and John and Vitus's family. He was a locksmith. [source: 4]

In 1900, he was living in ward 39, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Virginia and son Francis. He was a locksmith, and had not been out of work in the previous year. [source: 5]

In 1910, he was living at 537 McKean Street, ward 39, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Virginia, with his brother Vitus and Vitus's wife Martha, and with Bertha and Naomi Stevens. He was a locksmith, in a shop, and had not been out of work in 1909. [source: 6]

In 1920, he was living at 1028 Pine Street, ward 2, Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Virginia, in a household headed by Henry and Elizabeth Du Bosque. He was a locksmith at a door lock factory. [source: 7]

In 1930, he was living in the Odd Fellows' Home for the Aged, in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Virginia. He was retired. [source: 8]

On 21 September 1933, he died, in Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He died of cardio-renal disease, arteriosclerosis, and phlebitis (duration 1 week) with ulcers of the leg and foot. He was a locksmith. On 23 September 1933, he was buried in Philadelphia National Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 10, 11, 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) (Francis Klotz)

2 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'One hundred and eighteenth regiment', volume 3, page 1338. (In the roster) (Francis Klotz)

3 company H, descriptive roll, #189 (Francis Klotz)

4 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 13, microfilm series T9, film 1166, page 184 = 18 B handwritten (Francis Klotz)

5 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 39, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 989, microfilm series T623, film 1479, page 184 = 10 B handwritten (Francis Klotz)

6 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 39, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 270, microfilm series T624, film 1409, page 89 = 13 A handwritten (Francis Klotz)

7 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Darby, ward 2, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 158, microfilm series T625, film 1560, page 215 = 19 A handwritten (Francis Klotz)

8 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Lower Paxton Township, Odd Fellows' Home for Aged, supervisor's district 19, enumeration district 22-72, microfilm series T626, film 2027, page 179 = 10 A handwritten (Francis Klotz)

9 'The Bowes family: ancestors & cousins (family tree)', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Vince Bowes, last updated 15 August 2010, viewed 8 September 2010 (Francis Klotz)

10 Find a grave, memorial 2544001, accessed 8 September 2010 (Francis Klotz) [no evidence but name links him to my Francis Klotz; in particular, the memorial does not have birth and death dates]

11 Pennsylvania death indices, 1933 [1933: "Francis A Klotz, L Swtr T, [county] 22, [date of death] 9 21 33, 78940"] (Francis A Klotz)

12 death certificate, Pennsylvania, 21 September 1933, file 78940 (Francis A Klotz)

13 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Southwark, ward 5, microfilm series M432, film 822, page 362 verso = 760 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Francis Klots [?])

14 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, microfilm series M653, film 1152, page 553 = 187 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Francis Kloz [?])

15 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, 2nd enumeration, Marriotts Street, microfilm series M593, film 1416, page 423 recto = 17 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Francis Klotz)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name cards
Ancestry index
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 15 Dec 10)
1940 US census
searched for Virginia Klotz, in Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 4 Nov 12)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 8 Feb 11 and again on 4 Nov 12)
Pennsylvania death indices for 1930-1932
(soundex K432) accessed 9 June 2012
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 4 Nov 12)
US National Cemetery, interment control cards
Ancestry index (accessed 4 Nov 12)
a Francis Klotz, cpl, M 3rd PA Heavy Artillery, was buried in Lafayette Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA

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Francis A Klotz in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Southwark, ward 5, microfilm series M432, film 822, page 362 verso = 760 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[the FamilySearch indexer read the surname as 'Klok', and the Ancestry indexer as 'Kloer']
[identification is speculative; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed below]
line1819202122232425
Dwellings visited404       
Families visited430       
NameFracis [sic] Klots [??] Pertha "Constans "Philas "Augusta "Francis "Charles "George Ostler [?]
Age3938111084336
Sexmfmmmfmm
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 yearsPianna [sic] Maker      Driver
Real estate owned        
BirthplaceGermany"""""N.J.Del
Married within year        
Attended school within year  11 1   
Over 20 & can't read/write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, microfilm series M653, film 1152, page 553 = 187 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[the FamilySearch indexer read the surname as 'Kloy']
[identification is speculative; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed below]
line2526272829303132
Dwelling number1323       
Family number1433       
NameFrancis Kloz [?]Bertha " "Constance " "Vitas " "Augusta " "Francis " "Charles " "John " "
Age494323211915136
Sexmfmmfmmm
Color        
OccupationPiano Forte Maker MarinerLock SmithTailoress   
Value of real estate owned        
Value of personal estate100       
Place of birthBadenBavariaPadododododo
Married within year        
Attended school within year      1 
Cannot read & write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, 2nd enumeration, Marriotts Street, microfilm series M593, film 1416, page 423 recto = 17 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[the FamilySearch indexer read the surname as 'Kolotiz']
[identification is speculative; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed below]
line2425262728293031
Dwelling-house number526       
Family number        
NameKlotz F. J.- Bertha- Francis- Charles- JohnWesley Augusta- Sarah- John
Age65602422163064
SexMFMMMFFM
Color        
Occupation        
Real estate value        
Personal estate value        
Birthplace        
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 old        
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...        

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 13, microfilm series T9, film 1166, page 184 = 18 B handwritten]
[identification is speculative; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed below]
line11121314151617
street nameDenmark Street
house number134      
dwelling visit #156      
family visit #171      
nameKlotz VitusFrancisVirginiaBerthaLouisFrancisJohn
colorWWWWWWW
sexMMFFMMM
age403434147525
month born if born in year       
relationshipBoarding WifeDaughterSonSonBrother
single      1
married 11    
widowed/divorced1      
married during year       
occupationLocksmithLocksmithHousekeepingAt schoolAt school Brass moulder
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year   11  
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePennPennPennPennPennPennPenn
father's birthplaceGermanyGermanyPennPennPennPennGermany
mother's birthplaceGermanyGermanyPennPennPennPennGermany

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 39, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 989, microfilm series T623, film 1479, page 184 = 10 B handwritten]
[identification is speculative; I have not found any other candidates, but his not applying for a pension is odd, if he lived as long as this Francis Klotz did live]
line636465
street[blank]
house number133  
dwelling number179  
family number182  
nameKlotz Francis" Virginia" Francis M
relationshipHeadWifeSon
colorWWW
sexMFM
birth dateJan [sic] 1846Aug 1844July 1875
age545524
married?MMS
# years married2929 
mother of how many children? 2 
# of children living 1 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceGermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationLock Smith Machinist
# months not employed0 0
# months in school   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedR  
free or mortgaged   
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 39, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 270, microfilm series T624, film 1409, page 89 = 13 A handwritten]
[identification is speculative; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line67891011
streetMcKean Street
house nr537     
dwelling nr223     
family nr256   257 
nameKlotz Vitus- Martha-Stevens Bertha M- NaomiKlotz Virginia J- Francis
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterGrand DaughterWife [?]Head [?]
sexMFFFFM
colorWWWWWW
age695540146565
marital statusM2M1WdSM1M1
#years present marriage2525  4040 [?]
mother of # children 03 2 
mother of # living children 02 1 
birthplacePennsylvaniaDelawarePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGer GermanDelawarePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGer German
mother's birthplaceGer GermanDelawarePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGer German
immigrated      
naturalized/alien      
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationEngineernonenonenonenoneLocksmith
nature of industry etc.Stationary    Shop
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   yes  
owned/rentedR   R 
[the 'R' on Virginia's line seems to be crossed out]
owned free or mortagaged      
farm/houseH    H
nr on farm schedule      
civil war vet      
blind      
deaf & dumb      

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Darby, ward 2, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 158, microfilm series T625, film 1560, page 215 = 19 A handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the seven other people in this household, headed by Henry and Elizabeth Du Bosque]
[identification is speculative; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line2829
streetPine St
house number[1028] 
dwelling visit number[390] 
family visit number[402] 
nameKlotz Francis- Virginia
relationshipUncleAunt
own/rent  
free/mortgaged (if owned)  
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday7474
marital statusMM
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
birth placePennaPenna
native language  
father's birthplaceGermanyPenna
father's native languageGerman 
mother's birthplaceGermanyPenna
mother's native languageGerman 
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationLocksmithNone
industry, businessDoor Lock Factory 
employment statusW 
number of farm schedule  

1930 census

[1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Lower Paxton Township, Odd Fellows' Home for Aged, supervisor's district 19, enumeration district 22-72, microfilm series T626, film 2027, page 179 = 10 A handwritten]
[identification is speculative; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line4546
street  
house number  
dwelling visit #  
family visit #  
nameKlotz Francis- Virginia
relationResidentResident
owned/rented  
value or rent  
radio  
farm  
sexMF
colorWW
age8485
married?MM
age 1st marriage2020
school/college since 9/29NoNo
can read & writeYesYes
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language  
immigration year  
naturalization  
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationRetiredRetired
industry  
worker class  
at work yesterday  
unemployment schedule #  
veteran?No 
war  
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 3 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Klotz Francis
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118" Pa. Vol.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, 21 September 1933, file 78940, Francis A Klotz]
[transcribed 4 November 2012; obtained from Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records]

CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
File No. 78940
Registered No. 88
1. PLACE OF DEATH
County of Dauphin
Township of Lower Swartara
Registration District No. 432
Primary Registration District No. 22-10-83
2. FULL NAME Francis A. Klotz

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Male
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Married
5a. If married, widowed, or divorced HUSBAND of Virginia Klotz
6. DATE OF BIRTH Jan 22, 1846
7. AGE 87 Years 8 Months [blank] Days
8. OCCUPATION OF DECEASED
(a) Trade, profession, or particular kind of work Locksmith
(b) General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which employed (or employer) [blank]
(c) Name of employer
9. BIRTHPLACE Penna
10. NAME OF FATHER [blank]
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Germany
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER [blank]
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER [blank]
14. Informant Arthur E. Schultz Supt.
(Address) Odd Fellows Home Middleton Pa.
15. Filed Sept 23, 1933 W Howard [?] REGISTRAR

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH Sept. 21 1933
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Sept. 1, 1933, to Sept. 21, 1933, that I last saw him alive on Sept. 20, 1933 and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 11 A.m. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Cardio Renal disease
Arteriosclerosis
Phlebitis 1 week ulcers of leg + foot
(duration) [blank]
CONTRIBUTORY [blank]
18. Where was disease contracted if not at place of death? [blank]
19. Did an operation precede death? no
Was there an autopsy? No
What test confirmed diagnosis? Clinical Symptoms
(Signed) Henry W. Geage [?] M.D.
Sept. 23, 1933 (Address) Middleton Pa
19. PLACE OF BURIAL, CREMATION OR REMOVAL Philadelphia
DATE OF BURIAL Sept 23 1933
20. UNDERTAKER H. S. Roth
ADDRESS Middleton

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