91st PA--Frederick Knickerbocker

Frederick Knickerbocker

Before the war

He was born in 1845/46 (4 (19 in 1865), 5, 6, 10 [6 in 1850]). He was born in New Jersey (4) or Canandaigua [?], New York (5, 6, 10 [NY]).

In 1850, he was living in Riga, Monroe County, New York (10). He was living with Benjamin and Mary Knickerbocker (presumably his parents), and with Elizabeth, John, Charles, and Clarinda (presumably his siblings) (10). He had attended school within the year (10).

When he enlisted, he was a soldier and was living in Williamsport, Pennsylvania (4, 5, 6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and black hair (4, 5, 6).

During the war

He also served, in company G of the 84th Pennsylvania Infantry (7, 8).

He was a substitute for J Jones (1, 4, 5, 6). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 March 1865 (1, 4, 5, 8). He was enlisted for one year, at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, by Captain Blair (4, 5). He was mustered in as a private in company K, at Williamsport, Pennsylvania (1, 6, 11-12). His service was credited to the 48th subdivision of the 18th congressional district (4, 5).

He deserted on 24 or 25 June 1865, while in the field, in Virginia (1, 2 [24 Jun], 3 [24 Jun], 6 [25 Jun], 8 [25 June], see also 9). He was a private, in company K (11-12). At some point, he was probably found in New York (3).

After the war

On 18 March 1892, he applied from New York for a pension, apparently unsuccessfully (7, 8).

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) (F Knickerbocker)

2 company K, register of deserters, entry 34 (Fred Knickerbocker [?])

3 company K, [second] register of deserters, entry 7 (Fred Knickebocker [sic])

4 company K, third descriptive roll (Frederick Knickabocker)

5 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Fredk Knickerbocker)

6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 20 April 2005 (Frederick Knickerbocker)

7 pension index, by name (Frederick Knickerbocker)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Frederick Knickerbocker)

9 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Fredk Knickerbocker)

10 1850 US census, New York, Monroe County, Riga, microfilm series M432, film 528, page 213 verso = 424 handwritten (Fredric Knickerbocker)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Frederick Knickerbocker)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Frederick Nickerbocker)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)--but one entry in New Mexico had no identifying information
a failed candidate
Note that the Frederick Knickerbocker born 25 October 1843, in Churchville, New York, who lived in Michigan after the Civil War, is not this Frederick Knickerbocker
See Find a Grave memorial 22775033 (accessed 6 September 2010), which makes clear he served in company G of the 1st Michigan, which is confirmed by the Pension index by regiment cards

1850 census

[1850 US census, New York, Monroe County, Riga, microfilm series M432, film 528, page 213 verso = 424 handwritten]
line20212223242526
Dwellings visited259      
Families visited259      
NameBenjamin KnickerbockerMary "Elizabeth "John "Charles "Fredric "Clarinda "
Age424017151064
Sexmffmmmf
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer      
Real estate owned500      
Birthplace" [sc. N.Y.]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year  11111
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

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]


Knickerbocker Frederick
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 7 February 2015]

Nickerbocker Frederick
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Knickerbocker Frederick

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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