91st PA: William H Knouse

William H Knouse

Before the war

He was born on 10 January 1841, in Pennsylvania, to John Knouse and Mary Magdalena Plank. [sources: date: 9, 15, 20, 25; 2 (24 in 1865), 5 (74 yrs, 3 mos, 6 days old at death), 6 (17 in 1850), 7 (25 in 1860), 8 (39 in 1880), 9 (59 in 1900), 10 (69 in 1910), 12 (8 in 1850), 19 (24 yrs 1 mo. on 24 Mar 1865), 24 (24 in 1865). place: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 19, 25 parents: 9, 25]

In 1850, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with John and Mary Knouse (presumably his parents), and with various other Knouse's (presumably his siblings). He had attended school within the year. [source: 12]

In 1860, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with John Knouse (presumably his father), and with various other Knouse's. He was a cooper. [source: 6]

When he enlisted, he was a carpenter, and was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [source: 19]

Description

When he enlisted, he was five feet eight inches tall, and had gray eyes, dark hair, and a dark complexion. [source: 19]

During the war

He was a substitute for John Hoffman of Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, who was drafted in Chambersburg on 28 February 1865. He agreed to be a substitute on 24 March 1865, and enlisted and was mustered into service then, as a private, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. (The company muster-out roll, and the May-June 1865 company F muster roll, claim he reported for duty on 24 February 1865, but this is inconsistent with the rest of the information in the compiled military service record.) He was a private, in company F. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24 (drafted, co.B)]

He is listed on a Muster and Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of Drafted Men and Substitutes forwarded for the 91st Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry, dated 29 March 1865, at Carlisle, Pennsylvania. [source: 19]

He was reported present on the company F muster roll for March-April 1865. [source: 19]

He was reported absent, sick at hospital, on the company F muster roll for May-June 1865. [source: 19]

On 5 July 1865, he was mustered out, at Auger General Hospital, near Alexandria, Virginia, in accordance with general orders 77, AGO, Washington DC, 28 April 1865. [sources: 19, 24]

When the regiment mustered out, he was reported to owe $12.36 for clothing. However, his actual muster out reported him owing $35.55 for clothing or money advanced. He was a private, in company F. [sources: 1 (co. F, absent sick), 2 (no other records available), 3 (discharged 7 July), 16, 17, 18, 19]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with John Knaus (presumably his father), along with various other Knouse's. He was a shingle maker. [source: 7]

He married Martha Jane Gardner. She was born on 17 June 1851. [sources: 20, 21]

In 1880, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Martha, and children William, Mary, and Ella. He was a cooper. [source: 8]

On 29 April 1881, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 4, 13]

On 16 June 1883, his wife, Martha Jane Knouse, died. She was buried in the Greenmount Cemetery, Arendtsville, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 20, 21]

On 26 October 1883, the Adjutant General's Office, War Department, Washington DC, issued a note verifying his discharge from Auger Hospital. [source: 19]

In 1885/87, he married Caroline Emily [unknown family name]. She was born on 6 December 1851. This was his second marriage and her first. In 1900, she reported having had no children. [sources: 9, 10, 20, 22]

In 1890, he was living in Arendtville, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He had chronic diarrhea, and was a pensioner. [source: 3]

In 1900, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Caroline and son Cecil. He was a farmer. [source: 9]

On 24 April 1907, he again applied for a pension, under the Act of 6 February 1907. A certificate was issued on 17 December 1907, and he received $12 per month, retroactive to 24 April 1907. [sources: 13, 26]

In 1910, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Caroline. [source: 10]

His pension was increased to $15 per month, effective 3 April 1911. The certificate was issued on 17 April 1911. [source: 26]

His pension was increased to $18 per month, effective 31 May 1912. The certificate was issued on 18 February 1913. [source: 26]

He died at 10.30 PM 16 April 1915, at his home near Brysonia, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He died of acute gastritis (four days duration), with infirmities of old age contributing. He had been a 'farmer all his life'. He had been living there for 47 years. Reverend T C Hesson conducted the funeral, at the Reformed Church at Arendtsville. On 25 April 1915, he was buried in the Greenmount Cemetery, Arendtsville, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 5 (Evergreen Cem, Arendtsville), 13, 14, 20, 25, 26]

On 30 April 1915, his widow, Caroline Knouse, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension, under the Act of 19 April 1908. She received $12 per month, effective 30 April 1915. The certificate was issued on 6 July 1915. [sources: 4, 13, 26]

On 6 July 1915, the Pension Bureau issued an order to pay the accrued pension to Caroline Knouse, R#2, Biglerville, Pennsylvania. [source: 26]

Caroline's pension was increased to $25 per month, effective 6 October 1917. [source: 26]

In 1920, his widow, Caroline Knouse, was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son Cecil and Cecil's family. [source: 11]

Caroline's pension was increased to $30 per month, effective 1 May 1920, under the Act of 1 May 1920. [source: 26]

Caroline's pension was increased to $40 per month, effective 4 June 1928, under the Act of 23 May 1928. [source: 26]

On 14 June 1928, his widow, Caroline Knouse, died. She was buried in the Greenmount Cemetery, Arendtsville, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 20, 22, 26]

Note on identification

Bates (entry 1 below) also has a William H Knous, who was (allegedly) drafted, mustered in at Chambersburg on 24 February 1865 as a private in company B, and was discharged by general order on 5 July 1865. I believe that is actually the William H Knouse who was a substitute, mustered in at Chambersburg on 24 February 1865 as a private in company K, and was discharged in hospital in accordance with general order 77, AGO Washington DC, on 5 July 1865.

  1. the index to the compiled service records does not include a William H Knous serving in company B
  2. the compiled service record for the William H Knouse who served in company F includes a card for an entry in a company muster-out roll with him mustered out in accordance with GO 77, AGO Washington DC, 28 April 1865--and the company was originally wrtten as 'B', but was corrected to 'F'
  3. the compiled service record includes a different card for an entry in company F's muster-out roll, which reports him absent sick
  4. the compiled service record also includes a statement from the AGO dated 26 October 1883, perhaps prepared when he applied for a pension, claiming that he was mustered out on 5 July in accordance with GO 77 AGO 1865

The evidence strongly suggests, then, that the notice of his discharge was wrongly sent to company B, and not to company F. Company B then reported him discharged on the company muster-out roll (despite his not appearing in company B's descriptive books), and company simply continued reporting him absent, sick, in hospital.

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) (William H Knouse)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Wm H Knouse)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township and Bendersville Borough, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 17, page 1 (William H Knouss)

4 pension index, by name (William H Knouse)

5 William H Knouse [death notice]. The Star and Sentinel (Gettysburg PA), Monday 19 April 1915, page 2 (William H Knouse)

6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Arendtsville), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 402 = 56 handwritten (William Knouse)

7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Bendersville), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 262 = 23 handwritten (William Knouse)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, supervisor's district 7 [?], enumeration district 43, microfilm series T9, film1085, page 34 = 13 A handwritten (William Knouse)

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 3, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 42 = 16 A handwritten (William H Knouse)

10 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 24, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 278 = [illegible] B handwritten (William H Knouse)

11 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 5, microfilm series T625, film 1507, page 52 = 6 B handwritten (Caroline Knouse)

12 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 43 (William Knouse)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (William H Knouse)

14 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 12 August 2009

15 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 27 October 2009 (William H Knouse)

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

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

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

19 compiled service record, F 91 Pennsylvania (William H Knouse)

20 Find a grave, memorial 20496786, created by pat callahan, maintained by Melvin L Halterman, added 17 July 2007, accessed 23 August 2014 [includes a photo of the headstone] (William H Knouse)

21 Find a grave, memorial 20496798, created by pat callahan, added 17 July 2007, accessed 23 August 2014 (Martha Jane Gardner Knouse)

22 Find a grave, memorial 20496809, created by pat callahan, added 17 July 2007, accessed 23 August 2014 [the memorial lists her date of death as 14 June 1898, but the pictured headstone clearly reads 'June 14, 1928'] (Caroline Emily Knouse)

23 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 company B roster) (William H Knous)

24 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 28 June 2004 (William H Knous, company B)

25 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Adams County, 16 April 1915, file number 33327 (William H Knouse)

26 Veterans administration pension payment cards (3 cards) (William H Knouse)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed January 2008)
1940 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 24 August 2014)

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William H Knouse in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 43]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1860 census entry transcribed below]
line151617181920212223242526
Dwellings visited560           
Families visited627           
NameJohn KnouseMary "Trudea [?] "Jacob "Mary "Elizabeth "Daniel "Hanah [sic] "William "Sarah "Simon "Isaiah "
Age49422019171412108641/12
SexMFFMFFMFM FMM
Color            
Occupation of males over 15 yearsWeaver  L        
Real estate owned600           
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]"""""""""""
Married within year            
Attended school within year      111   
Over 20 & can't read/write            
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.            

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Arendtsville), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 402 = 56 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) he was living in Menallen Township when drafted]
line1112131415161718
Dwelling number399       
Family number406       
NameJohn KnouseDaniel "William "Sarah "Oliver "Isaac "Elmira "Mary Knouse
Age592017151210640
SexMMMFMMFF
Color        
OccupationFarmerCooperDo    Domestic
Value of real estate owned1500       
Value of personal estate500       
Place of birthDo [sc. Pennsylvania]DoDoDoDoDoDoDo
Married within year        
Attended school within year    111 
Cannot read & write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Bendersville), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 262 = 23 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1860 census entry transcribed above]
line34353637383940
Dwelling-house number177      
Family number193      
NameKnaus John- Daniel- William- Oliver- Isaiah- Elmira- Mary
Age69302522191658
SexMMMMMFF
ColorWWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerCooperShingle MakerCarpenterFarm Laborer Housekeeper
Real estate value2000      
Personal estate value1000      
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""""
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 old1111   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...       

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, supervisor's district 7 [?], enumeration district 43, microfilm series T9, film1085, page 34 = 13 A handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) the location matches both his earlier location (see the note on the 1860 census entry transcribed above) and his location in 1890]
line12345
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #110    
family visit #118    
nameKnouse William- Martha- William- Mary E- Ella
colorWWWWW
sexMFMFF
age3929742
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeSonDaughterDaughter
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationCooperKeeping house   
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year  1  
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township and Bendersville Borough, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 17, page 1]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 1
[house] 3
[family] 3
[name] William H Knouss
[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 24 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 7 July 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 4 months, 13 days
[post office address] Arendtville Adams Co
[disability incurred] Chronic Diarrhoea
[remarks] is now a Pensioner

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 3, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 42 = 16 A handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1880 census entry transcribed above]
line567
street   
house number   
dwelling number317  
family number324  
nameKnouse William H- Caroline- Cecil
relationshipHeadWifeSon
colorWWW
sexMFM
birth dateJan 1841Dec 1852Jun 1883
age594716
married?MMS
# years married1313 
mother of how many children? 0 
# of children living 0 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationFarmer At School
# months not employed3  
# months in school  3
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseF  
# of farm schedule198  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 24, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 278 = [illegible] B handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line56
streetBendersville Road
house nr  
dwelling nr149 
family nr149 
nameKnouse William H- Caroline
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age6956
marital statusM2M1
#years present marriage2424
mother of # children  
mother of # living children  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupation[illegible]None
nature of industry etc.  
employer etc.  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  
# weeks out of work 1909  
can read[illegible][illegible]
can write[illegible][illegible]
school since 1 Sep 09[illegible][illegible]
owned/rented[illegible][illegible]
owned free or mortagaged[illegible][illegible]
farm/houseF 
nr on farm schedule[illegible][illegible]
civil war vet[illegible][illegible]
blind[illegible][illegible]
deaf & dumb[illegible][illegible]

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 5, microfilm series T625, film 1507, page 52 = 6 B handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line838485868788
streetHicksville Road
house numberFM     
dwelling visit number123     
family visit number124     
nameKnouse Cecil- Minnie- Robert- Martha- Evelyn- Caroline
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughterDaughterMother
own/rentO     
free/mortgaged (if owned)M     
sexMFMFFF
raceWWWWWW
age at last birthday3729953 1/1268
marital statusMMSSWd
year of immigration      
naturalized/alien      
year of naturalization      
attended school since Sept 1919  yes   
can readyesyes   yes
can writeyesyes   yes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIllinoisPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language      
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language      
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language      
can speak Englishyesyes   yes
occupationFarmernonenonenonenonenone
industry, business[illegible]     
employment statusOA      
number of farm schedule8 [?]     

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 23 July 2014, from Fold3]


Knous William H
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Knouse William H
     or William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 27 July 2014]

Knouse William H
     William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 27 July 2014]

Knause William H
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Knouse William H
     or William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

compiled service record

[compiled service record, William H Knouse, F 91 Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 8 images on 23 August 2014, received from National Archives and Records Administration]



[image 1]

1626
Knouse, William H
     William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Private | Private

CARD NUMBERS.
1 22037999
2 22052112
3 22052191
4 22052315
5 22038767
6 2326-C-1883
[the rest of the card numbers are blank]

Number of personal papers herein 0
Book Mark: 2326-C-83
See also [blank]


[image 2]

Knaus William H
P, Co. [blank], [blank] Reg't Pa

1 Enclosures.
Bed Cards [blank]
Burial Records [blank]
Certs. of Dis. for Discharge [blank]
C. M. Charges [blank]
Descriptive Lists [blank]
Discharge Certificates [blank]
Enlistment Papers 1
Final Statements [blank]
Furloughs or L. of A [blank]
Med. Certificates [blank]
Med. Des. Lists [blank]
Orders [blank]
Pris. of War Record [blank]
Resignations [blank]

Other papers relating to--
Admission to Hosp'l [blank]
Casualty Sheet [blank]
Confinement [blank]
Contracts [blank]
Death or Effects [blank]
Desertion [blank]
Discharge from Hosp'l [blank]
Discharge from Service [blank]
Duty [blank]
Furlough or L. of A [blank]
Med. Examination [blank]
Misc. Information [blank]
Pay or Clothing [blank]
Personal Reports [blank]
Rank [blank]
Transfer to Hosp'l [blank]
Transfer to V.R.C. [blank]
Transportation [blank]


[image 3]

Sworn that his residence is in Menallen Twp., Adams Co. Pa

SUBSTITUTE
VOLUNTEER ENLISTMENT.
STATE OF Pennsylvania
TOWN OF Chambersburg

I, William H Knause born in the State of Pennsylvania, aged Twenty four years, and by occupation a Carpenter DO HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE to have agreed with John Hoffman, Esq., of Menallen Township Adams County Penna to become his SUBSTITUTE in the Military Service, for a sufficient consideration paid and delivered to me, on the Twenty fourth day of March [sic], 1865; and having thus agreed with said John Hoffman, I DO HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE to have enlisted this Twenty fourth day of March [sic], 1865, to serve as a Soldier in the Army of the United States of America, for the period of one YEAR, unless sooner discharged by proper authority: I do also agree to accept such bounty, pay, rations, and clothing, as are, or may be, established by law for soldiers. And I do solemnly swear that I will bear true and faithful allegiance to the United States of America; that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whomsoever; and that I will observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the Officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and Articles of War.


William H Knaus

SWORN and subscribed to, at Chambersburg Pa this 24th day of March, 1865. BEFORE [illegible] Eyster [?] Capt + Pro Mar 16 Dist Pa

We certify, on honor, That we have carefully examined the above-named Volunteer Substitute agreeably to the Regulations, and that, in our opinion, he is free from all bodily defects and mental infirmity which would in any way disqualify him from performing the duties of a soldier; that he was entirely sober when enlisted; that he is of lawful age, (not under 18 years;) and that, in accepting him as duly qualified to perform the duties of an able-bodied soldier, and as a Substitute in lieu of John Hoffman, drafted in Chambersburg February Twenty-Eighth, 1865, we have strictly observed the Regulations which govern in such cases. This soldier has Gray eyes, Dark hair, Dark complexion; is Five feet Eight inches high.


[illegible] Eyster [?]
Capt + Provost Marshal.

John Culp
Commissioner of Board.

Wm C. Lane
Surgeon of Board.

Board of Enrollment of 16 [?] Dist. of Pennsylvania


[image 4]

DECLARATION OF SUBSTITUTE.

I, William H. Knouse desiring to ENLIST in the Army of the United States, for one YEAR, Do declare, That I am Twenty four years and one months of age; that I have never been discharged from the United States service on account of disability or by sentence of a court martial; and I know of no impediment to my serving honestly and faithfully as a soldier for one year.

GIVEN at Chamberburg Pa
the 24th day of March 1865

William H Knaus
WITNESS: W. E. Hantch


No. 558
William H Knaus
Enlisted at Chamberburg Pa
As Substitute for
John Hoffman
on the 24th day of March, 1865.
By
Geo. Eyster Capt + Pro Mar
John Culp Commissioner
Wm C Lane Surgeon
Board of Enrollment.
16th Dist of Pennsylvania


[image 5]

K | 91 | Pa.
William Knouse
Pvt, Co F, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Age 24 years.
Appears on Co. Muster-out Roll, dated
Camp in the field, July 10, 1865.
['Muster-out to date' is crossed out] x [blank], 186[blank].
Last paid to Pay due from muster, 186[blank].

Clothing account:
Last settled [blank]; drawn since $[blank]
Due soldier $[blank]; due U.S. $12 36/100
Am't for cloth'g in kind or money adv'd $[blank]

Due U.S. for arms, equipments, &c., $[blank]
Bounty paid $[blank]; due $[blank]
Remarks: x Absent. Sick
Reported for duty
Feb. 24 /65. No
discharge given.

Book mark: [blank]
Thornton Copyist.


[image 6]

K | 91 | Pa.
William H Knause
Appears with rank of Prvt on
Muster and Descriptive Roll of a Detach-
ment of Drafted Men and Substitutes
forwarded*
for the 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf. Roll dated
Draft Rendezvous Carlisle Pa. Mch 29, 1865.
Where born Penna
Age 24 y'rs; occupation Carpenter
When enlisted Mch 24, 1865.
Where enlisted Chambersburg Pa
For what period enlisted 1 years.
Eyes grey; hair dark
Complexion dark; height 5 ft. 8 in.
When mustered in Mch 24, 1865.
Where mustered in Chambersburg
Bounty paid $[blank]; due $[blank]
Where credited [blank]
Company to which assigned [blank]
Remarks: Sub. for John Hoffman
Menallen twp Adams Co
16 C.D.

* This roll of Drafted men and Substitutes was made on the form intended for Volunteer Recruits.
Book mark: [blank]

Cottrell Copyist.


[image 7]

K | 91 | Penna
William H. Knouse
[blank], Co. F, 91 Reg't Pa. Vols.
NOTATION.
Book mark: 2326.C.1883

Adjutant General's Office.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, Oct 26, 1883.

Mustered out at Auger
Gen'l. Hospital near Alex-
andria Va July 5. 1865
in accordance with G.O. No
77 A.G.O. of 1865.

Parker Copyist.


[image 8, which consists of three cards]

[card 1]

K | 91 | Pa.
William H. Knouse
Pvt, Co. F, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Mar + Apr, 1865.
Present or absent Present
Stoppage, $[blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank] for [blan]k
Remarks: [blank]
Book mark: 2326-C-83.
Browning Copyist.


[card 2]

K | 91 | Pa.
William H. Knouse
Pvt, Co. F, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for May + June, 1865.
Present or absent Absent
Stoppage, $[blank] for [blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank] for [blank]
Remarks: Reported for duty
Feb. 24 /65 Sick at hosp.
Book mark: [blank]
Browning Copyist.


[card 3]

K | 91 | Pa.
William H. Knous.
Pvt, Co. [crossed-out: B] F+, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Age 24 years.
Appears on an
Individual Muster-out Roll
of the organization named above. Roll dated
Washington D.C., July 5, 1865.
Muster-out to date July 5, 1865.
Last paid to Pay due from enrollment, 186[blank].

Clothing account:
Last settled [blank]; drawn since $[blank]
Due soldier $[blank]; due U.S. $[blank]
Am't for cloth'g in kind or money adv'd $35 55/100

Due U.S. for arms, equipments, &c., $[blank]
Bounty paid $[blank]; due $[blank]
Remarks: no record of bounty.
M.O. in compliance with G.O. 77, A.G.O, Apr. 28 65.

+ as shown on rolls.

Book mark: [blank]

Baker Copyist.

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Adams County, 16 April 1915, file number 33327, William H Knouse]
[transcribed 24 August 2014, from Ancestry]


CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS.
File No. 33327
Registered No 14
Registration District No. 102
Primary Registration District No. 2004
1. PLACE OF DEATH.
County of Adams
Township of Menallen
2. FULL NAME William H. Knouse

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Male
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Married
6. DATE OF BIRTH Jan. 10 1841
7. AGE 74 yrs. 3 mos. 6 ds.
8. OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession, or particular kind of work Farmer all his life
(b) General nature of industry business, or establishment in which employed (or employer) [blank]
9. BIRTHPLACE Pa
10. NAME OF FATHER John Knouse
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Pa.
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Mary Plank
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Pa.
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
(Informant) Caroline Knouse
(Address) Biglersville Pa
15. Filed April 17 1915
D. P. DeLays Local Registrar.

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH (Month) 4 (Day) 16 (Year) 1915
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Apr. 12 1915, to Apr. 16 1915, that I last saw him alive on Apr. 16 1915 and that death occurred, on the dated stated above, at 10:30 P.M.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Acute Gastritis (Duration) [blank] yrs [blank] mos 4 ds.
Contributory (SECONDARY.) Infirmities of old age (Duration) [blank]
(Signed) W. E. Wolff M.D.
Apr. 17 1915 (Address) Arendtsville
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (FOR HOSPITALS, INSTITUTIONS, TRANSIENTS OR RECENT RESIDENTS). [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Arendtsville Pa
DATE OF BURIAL April 25 1915
20. UNDERTAKER Dill Bream
ADDRESS Bendersville

William H Knouse [death notice]

[The Star and Sentinel (Gettysburg PA), Monday 19 April 1915, page 2]
[The same information is reprinted in the Adams County News (Gettysburg PA), 24 April 1915, page 7, with minor changes, and this additional sentence: "He was not seriously sick, however, until Thursday morning when complications arose and from that on until Friday night he sank steadily."]

WILLIAM H. KNOUSE

After a brief sickness from a complication of diseases, William H. Knouse died at 10:30 o'clock Friday night at his home near Brysonia, aged 74 years, 3 months and 6 days. Mr. Knouse suffered an attack of indigestion last Sunday and was sick for several days afterward. He was a veteran of the Civil war, a native of the portion of the country in which he died, and had for the past 47 years been living on his Brysonia farm. Mr. Knouse leaves his wife and five children, Cecil Knouse, and William Knouse, of Dixon, Illinois; Mrs. Ellsworth Bream, Bendersville; Mrs. Howard Waltermeyer and Mrs. James K. May, Harrisburg. He also leaves two brothers and two sisters, Oliver Knouse, Brysonia; Isaiah Knouse, of near Brysonia; Mrs. Aaron Freed, Arendtsville; Mrs. Daniel Arendt, near East Berlin. He also leaves five grandchildren. Funderal Tuesday morning, meeting at the house at 9:30. Services in the Reformed Church at Arendtsville, conducted by the Rev. T. C. Hesson. Interment in Evergreen cemetery, Arendtsville. Friends and relatives are asked to accept this as an invitation to attend.

VA pension payment cards

[Veterans administration pension payment cards]
[transcribed three cards on 24 August 2014, from FamilySearch here and here]


[card 1]
NAME: Knouse WIlliam H TWO OF NAME
Certificate No. 366499.
ARMY INVALID.
Service: Pvt. F 91 Pa. Inf.
Law: [crossed out:] Act of Feb. 6, 1907
Act May 11, 1912
Disability: [blank]
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENTDATE OF CERTIFICATE.
Reiss1224 Apr. 190717 Dec. 1907
Inc153 Apr 191117 Apr 1911
Reis.1831 May 191218 Feb 1913
Died Apr 16 1915
Accrued order dated Jul 6 1915 payable to widow Caroline Knouse R#2. Biglerville, Pa

Transferred from: PITTSBURGH
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: 4/16/15.
Bureau notified MAY 10 1915
Remarks: [blank]
Former Roll No. 937 A.J
Home: Biglerville. Pa. R 1 [??] JUN 26 1915


[card 2]
NAME: Knouse, Caroline
Certificate No. 792953
ARMY WIDOW
Law; Act May 23, 1928
Act of May 1, 1920
Name of Soldier: William H.
Service Pt F 91 Pa Inf
ISSUES
CLASSRATEDATE OF COMMENCEMENTDATE OF CERTIFICATE
 30May 1, 1920 
 40JUNE 4, 1928 
MINORS [blank]
Died June 14, 1928
Reported JUL 20 1928
Remarks: [blank]


[card 3]
NAME: Knouse Caroline
Certificate No. 792953
ARMY WIDOW.
Law: APRIL 19, 1908.
ACT OF MAY 1, 1920
Name of Soldier: William H. Knouse
Service: Private Co F 91st Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry.
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
Orig12April 30, 1915July 6, 1915
INC.25OCTOBER 6, 1917 
Inc30May 1, 1920 
Fees: No Atty

MINORS [blank]

Transferred from: GROUP 1
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: [blank]
Bureau notified: [blank]
Remarks: [blank]
Former Roll No. [blank]
JUL 26 1915

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