91st PA: Matthias Kirkoff (or Korkoff)

Matthias Kirkoff (or Korkoff)

Before the war

He was born in 1822/23 (3 (38 in 1861)). He was born in Warren, New Jersey (3, 10).

In 1860, he was living in Knowlton Township, Warren County, New Jersey (8). He was living with William Titman and others (8). He was a carpenter (8).

When he enlisted, he was a carpe[nter] (3, 7, 10).

Description

When the Matthias Kirkuff who served in the 47th Pennsylvania enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a light complexion, gray eyes, and brown hair (7, 10).

When he enlisted in the 91st, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3).

During the war

He also served in company E of the 47th Pennsylvania Infantry (5, 6, 7). He enlisted on 2 September 1861, at Easton, [Northampton County,] Pennsylvania (7, 10). He was mustered in on 16 September 1861, at Harrisburg, [Dauphin County,] Pennsylvania (6, 7, 10).

On 25 January 1862, he deserted, at Washington DC (6, 7, 10).

According to the January-February, March-April, May-June, and July-August muster rolls for company E of the 47th Pennsylvania, he was under arrest in Washington, DC. [source: 10]

According to the September-October 1862 muster roll for company E of the 47th Pennsylvania, he '[l]eft the regiment at Washington D.C. drunk and [they had] not hear[d] from [him] since'. He was dropped from their rolls. [source: 10]

Perhaps he was transferred to the 91st, and the order either never reached the 47th Pennsylvania, or was never properly recorded.

According to the 91st's records, he enlisted and was mustered into service on 15 September 1861. He was a private in company D. [sources: 1, 3, 5, 9]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [source: 4]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer. [source: 1]

He died on 7 March 1864. He was a private, in company D. [sources: 1, 2, 5, 9]

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 company D, register of deaths (Mathias Kirkoff)

3 company D, descriptive roll, entry 13 (Mathias Kirkoff)

4 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Mathias Kirkoff)

5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Mathias Kirkoff)

6 Bates, History of Pennsylvania volunteers, volume 1, page 1173 (Matthias Kirkuff)

7 Pennsylvania Archives, ARIAS (Matthias Kirkuff)

8 1860 US census, New Jersey, Warren County, Knowlton Township, microfilm series M653, film 711, page 518 verso = 26 handwritten (Matthias Kirkhuff)

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Mathias Kirkuff)

10 compiled service record, E 47 PA (Mathias Kirkhoff)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 20 July 2014)
1870 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 20 July 2014)
1880 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 20 July 2014)
1890 US census, veterans schedule
Ancestry index (accessed 20 July 2014)
1900 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 20 July 2014)
1910 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 20 July 2014)
1920 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 20 July 2014)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 20 July 2014)
1940 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 20 July 2014)
pension index, by name
Ancestry index
Find a grave
accessed 24 December 2010
Pennsylvania Veterans' burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 24 December 2010)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 24 December 2010

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Matthias Kirkoff in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, New Jersey, Warren County, Knowlton Township, microfilm series M653, film 711, page 518 verso = 26 handwritten]
[identification is probable, since (1) his occupation matches his occupation at enlistment]
[I did not transcribe the other four people at this residence, headed by William Titman, carpenter]
[note that the Matthias A Kirkhuff living in Blairstown, Warren, New Jersey, page 80 handwritten = 573 handwritten (FamilySearch) both is 54 years old, and is a blacksmith]
line39
Dwelling number[199]
Family number[199]
NameMatthias Kirkhuff
Age34
SexM
Color 
OccupationCarpenter
Value of real estate owned 
Value of personal estate 
Place of birthdo [sc. New Jersey]
Married within year 
Attended school within year 
Cannot 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]


Kirkoff Mathias
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 47" Pa. Inf.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 20 July 2014]

Kirkuff Mathias
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Kirkoff Mathias

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

compiled service record

[compiled service record, E 47 PA, Mathias Kirkhoff]
[transcribed 6 images, received from National Archives and Records Administration, August 2014]


[image 1]

+ 1573

Kirkhoff, Mathias
Co. E, 47 Pennsylvania Inf.
Private | Private
CARD NUMBERS.
1 9563241
2 9563338
3 9563431
4 9563526
5 9550399
6 9563623
7 9563718
8 9563811
9 9563952
10 9566073
[the rest of the card numbers are blank]

Number of personal papers herein 0

Book Mark: [blank]
See also [blank]


[image 2]

E. G. Shull
Exr.


[image 3, which consists of three cards]

K. | 47 | Pa.
Mathias Kirkuf
Pvt, Co. E, 47 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Sep + Oct, 1862.
Present or absent [blank]
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: Dropped from rolls + not able to account for.
Left the regiment at Washington D.C. drunk and not hear [sic] from since.

Book mark: [blank]
Joiner Copyist.


[card 2]

K | 47 | Pa.

Mathias Kirkuf.
Pvt, Co. E, 47 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for July + August, 1862.
Present or absent Absent
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: Under arrest in Washington D.C.

Book mark: [blank]
Joiner Copyist.


[card 3]

K. | 47 | Pa.

Mathias Kirkuf
Pvt, Co. E, 47 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for May + June, 1862.
Present or absent Absent
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: Under arrest in Washington D.C.

Book mark: [blank]
Joiner Copyist.


[image 4, which consists of three cards]

K | 47 | Pa.

Mathias Kirkuff
Pvt, Co. E, 47 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Mar + Apr, 1862.
Present or absent Absent
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: Under arrest
in Washington D.C.

Book mark: [blank]
Joiner Copyist


[card 2]

K | 47 | Pa.
Mathias Kirkuff
pvt, Co. E, 47 Reg't Pa. Infantry.
Appears on
Descriptive List of Deserters
dated Alexandria Va Apr 29 1864.
Age 35 years; height, 5 feet 8 inches.
Complexion light; eyes grey; hair brown
Where born Warren New Jersey
Occupation Carpenter
When enlisted Sept 2, 1861.
Where enlisted Easton Pa
When mustered in Sept 16, 1861.
Where mustered in Harrisburg, Pa
For what period mustered in 3 years.
When deserted Jan 25, 1862.
Where deserted Washington
When apprehended [blank]
Where apprehended [blank]
Remarks: [blank]

Book mark: [blank]
W L Allen Copyist.


[card 3]

K. | 47 | Pa.

Mathias Kirkuf
Pvt, Co. E, 47 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Jan + Feb, 1862.
Present or absent Absent
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: Under arrest
in Washington

Book mark: [blank]
Joiner Copyist.

[image 5, which consists of three cards]

K. | 47 | Pa.

Mathias Kirkuff
Pvt, Co. E, 47 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Mar + Apr, 1862.
Present or absent Absent
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: Under arrest in Washington D.C>

Book mark: [blank]
Joiner Copyist.


[card 2]

K. | 47 | Pa.
Mathias Kirkuff
Pvt, Co. E, 47 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for dated Oct 31, 1861.
Present or absent Not stated
Stoppage, $[blank]
Due Gov't, $[blank]
Remarks: [blank]

Book mark: [blank]
Joiner Copyist.


[card 3]

K. | 47 | Pa.

Mathias Kirkhoff
Pvt, Capt. Yard's Co., 47 Reg't Pa. Inf.*
Age 35 years.
Appears on
Company Muster-in Roll
of the organization named above. Roll dated
Harrisburg Pa Sept 16, 1861.
Muster-in to date Sept 16, 1861.

Joined for duty and enrolled:
When Sept 2, 186[blank]
Where Easton Pa.
Period 3 years.

Bounty paid $[blank]; due $[blank]
Remarks: [blank]

*This organization subsequently became Co. E, 47 Reg't Pa. Inf.

Book-mark: [blank]
Joiner. Copyist.


[image 6]

K | 47 | Pa.
Mathias Kirkuff
Pvt, Co. E, 47 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Age 35 years.
Appears on Co. Muster-out Roll, dated
Charleston S.C., Dec 25, 1865.
Muster-out to date [blank]
Last paid to [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 $[blank]

Due U.S. for arms, equipments, &c., $[blank]
Bounty paid $[blank]; due $[blank]
Remarks: Deserted
Enrolled Sept 2 /61
Deserted Jan 25 /62

Book mark: [blank]
Cottrell Copyist.

Bates

[Bates, History of Pennsylvania volunteers, volume 1, page 1173]
[transcribed 20 July 2014, from Making of America]

NAME. Kirkuff, Matthias
RANK. do [sc. Private]
DATE OF MUSTER INTO SERVICE. Sept. 16, '61
TERM--YEARS. 3
REMARKS. Deserted January 25, 1862.

ARIAS card, 47th PA

[Pennsylvania Archives, ARIAS, Matthias Kirkuff]
[transcribed 20 July 2014]


Kirkuff, Matthias
E-47 I
1-1173
Enrolled 9-2-61 At Easton, Pa.
M.I. 9-16-61 As Pvt. At Hbg.
M.O. [blank]
Discharged [blank]
Age at enrollment - 35
Complexion - Light
Height - 5'8"
Eyes- Gray
Hair - Brown
Occup. Carpenter
Residence - Warren County, N.J.
Remarks: Deserted 1-25-62.

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