91st PA: Nicholas Nathan Koshland

Nicholas Nathan Koshland

Before the war

He was born in 1840/41, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, perhaps to Israel Koshland and Rosa [unknown family name]. (Israel had apparently died by 1860; Rosa died on 25 September 1893, and was buried in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.) [sources: date: 4 (20 in 1861), 8 (19 in 1860), 14 (22 in 1863), 15 (28 in 1870), 16 (28 in 1870), 17 (40 in 1880), 18 (41 in 1882), 19 (42 in 1886), 20 (43 in 1888), 21 (49 in 1890), 22 (51 in 1892), 28-29 (20 in 1861). place: 4, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22. parents: 23]

From 1851 through 1856, he was probably living with his mother Rosa, who had a shop at 214 North 8th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 24]

In 1857, his mother was living at rear 11 Union Alley, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 24]

From 1858 to 1859, his mother was a confectioner, at 328 North 8th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 24]

In 1860, he was living at 328 North 8th street, in ward 13, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with Rosa (presumably his mother), and Emma (presumably his sister). He had no occupation listed. [source: 8, 24]

When he enlisted, he was a grocer. [source: 4]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, gray eyes, and light hair. [source: 4]

In 1892, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, gray eyes, and brown hair. He had no visible marks or scars. [source: 22]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr. He was a private in company A. [sources: 1, 4, 5, 25, 26, 27, 28-29]

On 9 January 1863, between 10 and 11 PM, he stole one-half of a ham, three pounds of sausage, two pounds of bologna, and one roast chicken, from the camp of company D of the 129th Pennsylvania Infantry. [source: 9]

On 9 January 1863, Captain John Downy, the Division Provost Marshall, sent him to the Colonel of the 129th Pennsylvania, to be kept in their Regimental Guard House. Colonel Frick refused to accept him. Downy sent him back, ordering the corporal who was guarding Koshland to tell Frick that he was sent by General Humphrys' order "and that he should leave the prisoner there". Colonel Frick again refused to accept him, and the corporal released Koshland. The very meagre trial record does not indicate whether Downy intended the corporal to set Koshland free, or merely to leave Koshland in Frick's custody. In any event, the Court found Downy guilty, and sentenced him (by a two-thirds majority) to be dismissed. General Humphrys accepted the verdict, but rejected the sentence as unduly severe, recommending mitigation. [source: 10]

Koshland was court-martialed for stealing the food, pleaded guilty, and sentenced to lose two-thirds of his pay and to hard labor for the rest of his enlistment. However, this trial was void, because fewer members of the court attended than the minimum legally required. He was re-tried on 15 January 1863, again pleaded guilty, and received the same sentence. [sources: 7, 9, 11, 12]

On 23 June 1863, he was missing in action. He was a private, in company A. He was dropped from the rolls on 9 July 1863. On the next consolidated morning report, dated 28 July 1863, he was reported as having been dropped because he was missing in the campaign. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 25, 26, 27, 28-29 (not accounted for)]

In 1863, he was living on 8th Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a laborer. He was registered for the draft, and noted his former service in the 91st Pennsylvania. [source: 14]

He also served in company D of the 13th United States Infantry, and in company I of the 7th Connecticut Infantry. [sources: 5, 6, 7, 26]

After the war

On 2 or 31 September 1865 he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 5, 6]

On 16 August 1870, he registered to vote, in San Francisco County, California. He was an agent, and was living at 410 Pacific Street, in ward 1. [sources: 15, 16]

On 1 September 1880, he registered to vote, in the 4th precinct of the 4th ward of San Francisco County, California. He was a waiter, and was living at 922 Washington Street, floor 2, room B, in ward 28. [source: 17]

On 13 October 1882, he registered to vote, in the 4th precinct of the 4th ward of San Francisco County, California. He was a waiter, and was living at 922 Washington Street, floor 2, room B, in ward 28. [source: 18]

On 13 September 1886, he registered to vote, in the 3rd precinct of the 41st assembly district of San Francisco County, California. He was a letter carrier, and was living at 2009 Polk Street, floor 2, room B. [source: 19]

On 9 September 1888, he registered to vote, in Alameda County, California. He was a waiter, and was living in the first ward. [source: 20]

On 26 August 1890, he registered to vote, in the 8th precinct of the 31st assembly district of San Francisco County, California. He was a waiter, and was living at 636 Commercial Street. [source: 21]

On 12 September 1892, he registered to vote, in Napa County, California. He was a waiter, and was living at the Veterans' Home. {source: 22]

On 12 February 1897, he died. He was buried at a Veterans' Home Cemetery in California. [source: 13]

The government provided a tombstone for his grave under a contract dated 28 June 1897. [source: 13]

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) (Nich's N Koshland)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 July 1863 (Priv Koshland [?])

3 company A register of discharges (Nathon Koshland)

4 company A descriptive roll, entry 35 (Nicholas N Koshland)

5 pension index, by regiment (Nathan Koshland)

6 pension index by name (Nathan Koshland)

7 William C Davis. A taste for war: the culinary history of the blue and the gray. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2003. Page 77. (Nathan Kotchland)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 13, microfilm series M653, film 1163, page 892 = 78 handwritten (Nathan Koshland)

9 court martial, Nathan Kotchland, National Archives, Record Group 153 (Judge Advocate General, Army), file KK 691 (Nathan Kotchland [sic])

10 court martial, John Downy, 133rd PA, 14-15 January 1863, National Archives, Record Group 153 (Judge Advocate General, Army), file KK664 (Nathan Koshland)

11 court martial, Nathan Kotchland, 15 January 1863, National Archives, Record Group 153 (Judge Advocate General, Army), file KK664 (Nathan Kotchland [sic])

12 National Archives Archival Research Catalog (accessed 24 July 2010) (Nathan Kotchland)

13 Records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903 (Nathan Koshland)

14 Civil War Draft Registration Records, Pennsylvania, 3rd Congressional District, volume 1 of 1, class 1, A-K, from National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 110 (Nathan Koshland)

15 Great Register, San Francisco County, 1871 supplement (Nathan Koshland)

16 Great Register, San Francisco County, page 232 (Nathan Koshland)

17 Register, 4th precinct, 4th ward, San Francisco County, 1880 (Nathan Koshland)

18 Register, 4th precinct, 4th ward, San Francisco County, 1882 (Nathan Koshland)

19 Register, 3rd Precinct, 41st Assembly District, San Francisco County, 1886 (Nathan Koshland)

20 Great Register, Alameda County, page 126 (Nathan Koshland)

21 Register, 8th Precinct, 31st Assembly District, San Francisco County, 1890 (Nathan Koshland)

22 Great register of Napa County, page 29 (Nathan Koshland)

23 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 28 September 1893 (Rose Koshland)

24 Philadelphia city directories, 1851-1868

25 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Nathan N Koshland)

26 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Nicholas N Koshland)

27 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Nathan N Koshlind)

28 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) (Nich's N Rockland)

29 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 18 August 2004 (Nich's N Rockland)

Note on identity

The 1872 Great Register of San Francisco County, California (along with others I didn't transcribe), makes clear that in addition to the Nathan Koshland who served in the 91st, another Nathan Koshland, who was 35, born in Bavaria, and a merchant, was also living in California. See AllOct11, a gedcom available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Arnold Chamove, date 15 Oct 2011 (Nathan, b. 1835, Baden, Bavaria, Germany, married Fannie Rosa Marks, children Isadore, Julius, Cora, Florence).

1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Northern Liberties, ward 5, microfilm series M432, film 811, page 309 = 112 handwritten = [616] handwritten
Simon (25), Rosa (20), Hannah (20), and Nathan (19), all born in Germany, with Simon and Rosa apparently married within the year
1870 US census, Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland, microfilm series M593, film 1287, page 190 recto = 37 handwritten
M [sic], 35, dry goods merchant, born Baden), with Fannie (25 b. France), Isadore (1 b. Oregon), and Rosa Marks (19 b. France) and Frank (22 b. France)
1870 US census, California, San Francisco County, San Francisco, ward 8, precinct 2, page 453 verso = 148 handwritten
Simon (43, b. Bavaria, wh cloth mer), Rosa (38, b. Bavaria), Joseph (15, b. Ca), Marcus (12, b. CA), Henritta (10 b. CA), Caroline (7, b. CA), Francies (5, b. CA), Montefiore (2 b. CA), Abraham (1, b. CA), Isidore (19 b. PA), Nathan (38 wh cloth merchant b. Bavaria) and others)
1880 US census, California, San Francisco County, San Francisco, ward 12, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 226, microfilm series T9, film 79, page 428 = 19 C handwritten
Nathan wool merchant, 48, b. Bavaria, Rosa 28 b. France, with Isadore (9 b. CA), Julius (6 b. CA), Cora (5 b. CA), and Florence (4 b.CA), and Henry Marks and two servants

note (2) on identity

Nicholas Rockland (see sources 28-29) is not in the company descriptive book, or the index to the compiled service records (accessed on Fold3, 19 Apr 15), and matches Rockland in age at enlistment, and enlistment date and place. I believe that a transcriber misread 'Koshland' as 'Rockland' (as I did once).

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
FamilySearch (accessed 24 Feb 12)
see the note on identification about the Nathan Koshland living in Philadelphia with Simon, Rosa, and Hannah
1870 US census
FamilySearch (accessed 24 Feb 2012)
note that he is not living with his apparent mother in 1870 in ward 16, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (page 409 verso = 214 handwritten); Rosa is living with her apparent son Manuel (27), Clara (22), Rachel (4), and Sarah (2) (all born Pennsylvania)
1880 US census
FamilySearch (accessed 24 Feb 2012)
note that he is not living with his apparent mother Rosa Koshland in 1880 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (microfilm series T9, film 1174, page 446 C); Rosa is living with her son Manuel (38), Clara (36), Sarah (11), Estella (9), Israel (7), Edward (5), and Harry F (9/12)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed October 2005)
1900 US census
FamilySearch (accessed 24 Feb 2012)
1910 US census
FamilySearch (accessed 24 Feb 2012)
1920 US census
FamilySearch (accessed 24 Feb 2012)
1930 US census
FamilySearch (accessed 24 Feb 2012)
Weekly return of enlistments at Naval Rendezvous, Family Search image 278 / 641
Nathan Koshland, Lands[man], enlisted 21 November 1863 for 1 year, born PA, 22 years old, farmer, grey eyes lt brown hair fair complexion 5 4-1/2, no permanent marks or scars
GenealogyBank
no February 1897 newspaper from San Francisco; no Nathan Koshland in San Francisco (accessed 18 Feb 12)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 18 Feb 12
Find a grave
searched Nathan Koshland; one entry--Nathan Koshland (1838-1918), buried in Rose Hill Cemetery (St Joseph County, Indiana) (accessed 24 Feb 12)

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Nicholas Nathan Koshland in the 91st PA database

first court martial

[see courts martial for the order appointing the court]
[no transcription exists; this is in the summary of decisions at the end]
[The reviewing authority noted that this court was illegally formed, with fewer members present than the minimum established by law.]
[source: National Archives, Record Group 153 (Judge Advocate General, Army), file KK 691]

9.--Private Nathan Kotchland [sic], Co. "A", 91st Reg. P.V. on the following charge and specification:--

Charge - "Stealing"

Specification - In this, that the said Private Nathan Kotchland, Co "A" 91st Reg. Penna. Vols. did steal certain eatables, viz.: - one half of a ham, three pounds of sausage, two pounds of Bologna & one roast chicken, the private property of Sergeant Charles P. Arnold & Privates Charles Conell, Charles J. Able & Samuel D. Crawford, all of Co. "D" 129th Pa. Vols. All this at the quarters of Co. "D" camp of the 129th Pa. Vols. near Falmouth Va, on the night of the eighth day of January A.D. 1863 between the hours of 10 & 11 P.M.

To which charge and specification the accused pleaded: "Guilty."

None of the witnesses being examined, the Court after deliberation did sentence him, the said Private Nathan Kotchland, Co. "A" 91st Reg. Pa. Vols., "To the forfeiture of two thirds of his pay, and to hard labor for the balance of his term of enlistment."

trial of Capt Downy

[source: National Archives, Record Group 153 (Judge Advocate General, Army), file KK664]
[this trial took place on Wednesday, 14 January 1863 (see p.25)]

[page 29]

After recess the Court proceeded to business.--All members present.

The Court then proceeded to the trial of Capt. John Downy 133d Reg. Provost Marshall of the 3d Division, 5th Corps. He was brought before the Court and having heard the order appointing the Court read, was asked whether he had any objection to any member named in the order. Having no objection to any member, the Court was then in his presence duly sworn by the Judge Advocate and the Judge Advocate was duly sworn by the President of the Court.

The accused was arraigned and tried on the following charge + specification.

Charge. - Violation of the 81st Article of War.

[page 30]

Specification - In this, that he, the said Capt. John Downey 133d Regiment Penna Vols., Provost Martial 3d Division 5th Army Corps, did cause to be released or suffer to escape, private Nathan Koshland Co. "A" 91st Regiment Penna. Vols. a prisoner committed to his charge, without proper authority for so doing. This at camp near Potomac Creek, Virginia, on or about the 9th day of January, 1863.

(Signed) Carrll McClellan
Capt and Ast. Adjt. Genl.
3d Division 5 Army Corps

Witnesses
Lt. Benj. J. Tayman A.A.A.G. 1st Brig. 3d Div.
1st Lt. John C. Harman Provost Guard 3d Divsn.
Act. 2nd Lt. Rowland Thompson " " " "
Corp. James B. Cross " " " "
Private George Weir " " " "

To which charge and specification the accused pleaded as follows.

To the Specification - "Not Guilty."
To the Charge - "Not Guilty."

The following evidence was received on behalf of the procecution.

Lt. Benj. J. Tayman A.A.A. Gen, 1st Brig., 3d Division, sworn.

I know nothing [page 31] of the case of my own personal knowledge.


Sergt. Actg. 2nd Lt. Rowland Thompson
Provost Guard, 3d Division, sworn.

The prisoner was sent to Capt. Downy sometime in the fornoon [sic], was detailed until evening and was reported to Capt. McClellan, after which Capt. Downy came back and wrote a note to Col. Frick 129th P.V. and sent the prisoner with the charge + specification by Corp. Cross, to Col. Frick, 129th P.V. The Corp returned in a few minutes with the prisoner and stated to Capt. Downy that Col. Frick 129th P.V. had refused to receive the prisoner and he said that if Capt Downy did not keep him, he would perfer [sic] charges against him, Capt. Downy. Capt. Downy directed the Corp to take the prisoner back to Col. Frick 129th P.V. and to tell him that the prisoner was sent to him to be confined by Gen. Humphrys' order and that he should leave the prisoner there. The Corp. came back + reported that Col. Frick would not receive the prisoner but that he left him the prisoner there according to instruction. The note contained the following: The prisoner is returned to you to be confined in the regimental Guard House [page 32] and I send the charges and specifications by the same order. I think that the note stated that the charges + specification should be sent to the Gen. Comdg. Division.


1st. Lt. John C. Harman Provost Guard 3d Division sworn.

I know that the prisoner Koshland was released + came into our charge again. I do not know by whose authority he was released.


Corp. James B. Cross, Provost Guard 3d Div., sworn.

I took the prisoner Koshland back to Col. Frick, 129th P.V., and handed him a message from Capt. Downy. I took the prisoner to Col. Frick the second time and told the Col. that he was to take charge of the prisoner by order of Gen. Humphrys and that, if he, the Col., did not take him, I sould [sic] let him co: then Col. Frick replied "Let him go["]; and I let him go.


Private Geo. Weir, Provost Guard, 3d Div, sworn.

His evidence was the same in substance as the Corp's and merely goes to corroborate the former evidence.


Capt. C. McClellan A.A. Gen of Division sworn on behalf of defendant.

I directed Capt. Downy to return the prisoner to Col. Frick, 129th P.V. with the request that he would place him in the regimental [page 33] Guard House and that he would afterward forward the Charge + Specification to me as Adjt Genl. of Division. I am not in the habit of giving verbal orders through a third person.

The Court then adjourned till 9 oclock A.M. next day, the 15th.

The Court met at 9 oclock A.M. on the 15th Jan 1863.--all members being present. The Court after mature deliberation on the evidence adduced found the accused as follows:

Of the Specification - "Guilty."
Of the Charge - "Guilty."

The Court did sentence the said Capt. John Downy 133d Reg., Provost Marshall of 3d Division 5th Army Corps, to be dismissed the Service of the United States.

Two thirds of the members concurring in the sentence.

F. T. Wilson
Capt. Co. I 131st P.V.
Judge Advocate

W. A. McCartney
Lieut. Col. 133rd Regt. P.V.
President

Hd. Qrs. 3d. Div. 5th Corps.
Feby 17, 1863

The Proceedings and findings are approved, but the sentence is disapproved as being unduly severe, and mitigation of sentence is respectfully recommended.

A. A. Humphrys
Brig. Genl. Comg. Div.

second court martial

[source: National Archives, Record Group 153 (Judge Advocate General, Army), file K664]
[This trial took place on 15 January 1863]

[page 34]

The Court then proceeded to the trial of Private Nathan Kotchland [sic] Co. "A" 91st Reg P.V. He was brought before the Court and having heard the order appointing the Court read he was asked whether he had any objection to any member of the Court. Having no objection to any member, all the members of the Court were then in his presence duly sworn by the Judge Advocate and the Judge Advocate was duly swown by the President of the Court.

The accused was arraigned on the following Charge + Specification.

Charge - Stealing

Specification - In this that the said Private Nathan Kotchland Co "A" 91st Reg. Penna. Vols. did steal certain eatables, viz., One half of a ham, Three pounds of Sausage, Two Pounds of Bologna + one roast Chicken, the private property of Sergeant Charles P. Arnold + Privates Charles Conell, Charles J. Able, + Samuel D. Crawford, all of Co. D. 129th Pa. Vols. All this at the Quarters of Co. D, Camp of the 129th Pa. Vols. near Falmouth, Va. on the night of the Eighth Day of January, A.D. 1863 between the hours of 10 + 11 P.M.

(Signed) J. G. Frick
Col. 129th P.V.
Hd. Qrs. 129th P.V.
9th Jan 1863

Witnesses
Sergt. C. P. Arnold
Private Charles Conell
C. J. Able, S. H. Crawford, Jas. Oostertook
[page 35]

To which charge + specification the accused [pleaded] as follows:

To the Specification - "Guilty"
To the Charge - "Guilty"

None of the Witnesses being examined the Court was cleared for deliberation.

The Court then sentenced him the said Private Nathan Kotchland, Co. "A" 91st Reg Pa. Vols. To the forfeiture of two thirds of his pay, and to hard labor for the balance of his term of enlistment.

F. T. Wilson
Capt. Co. I 131st P.V.
Judge Advocate

W. A. McCartney
Lieut. Col. 133rd Regt. P.V.
President

Head Quarters 3rd Div., 5th Corps
February 17th 1863

The proceedings, findings and sentence are approved and will be carried into effect by the commander of the regiment.

A A Humphrys
Brig. Genl. Comg. Div.

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 13, microfilm series M653, film 1163, page 892 = 78 handwritten]
[identification is likely:]
[(a) the draft registration records have the Nathan Koshland who served in the 91st living on 8th street in 1863]
[(b) the only Koshland living on 8th street in the 1860's Philadelphia directories is Rose, widow of Israel, at 328 North 8th]
[(c) household 519, family 591, is headed by Humphry H. Yerkes, segar maker, 44, born PA]
[(d) 1861 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 1095 has: 'Yerkes Humphrey, tobacco, 326 N 8th']
[this does mean that Nathen Kockland [sic] living in the AlmsHouse, insane, is not the Nathan who served in the 91st: see 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 24, microfilm series M653, film 1175, page 1034 = 120 handwritten]
line345
Dwelling number515  
Family number586  
NameRosa KoshlandNathan "Emma W "
Age45 [sic]1917
Sexfmm
Color   
OccupationCandy Store Ladies Shoe Maker
Value of real estate owned   
Value of personal estate300  
Place of birthSwitzerlandPa"
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 14 August 2014, from Fold3]


Koshland Nathan N
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Koshland Nichols [sic] N.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 14 August 2014]

Koshland Nicholas N.
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 7 Conn Inf.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 14 August 2014]

Koshlind Nathan N
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Koshland Nicholas N

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

draft registration

[Civil War Draft Registration Records, Pennsylvania, 3rd Congressional District, volume 1 of 1, class 1, A-K, from National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 110]
[transcribed 21 February 2012, from Ancestry, image 750 of 763]
[page]373
RESIDENCE.[illegible] 8th St.
NAME.15 Koshland Nathan
DESCRIPTION.AGE 1st July, 1863.22
WHITE OR COLORED." [sc. White]
PROFESSION, OCCUPATION, OR TRADE.Laborer
MARRIED OR UNMARRIEDSingle
PLACE OF BIRTH.Penna
FORMER MILITARY SERVICE.91st Reg Penna V
REMARKS.[blank]

headstone

[Records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903]
[accessed on FamilySearch, 15 February 2012]

Koshland Nathan
Pvt Co. L, 7" Regt.
Conn. Infy
Cemetery Veterans Home
at Do [sic]
Calif
Grave [blank]
Date of death Feby 12 - 1897
Headstone supplied by
Vt. Marble Co., Proctor, Vt.
CONTRACT JUNE 28th 1897.

Voter register, 1871 supplement

[Great Register, San Francisco County, 1871 supplement]
[transcribed from Ancestry, California voter registers, 1866-1898, San Francisco, image 21 of 42, on 24 February 2012]
No.36967
NAME.Koshland, Nathan
AGE.28
Country of Nativity.Pennsylvania
Occupation.Agent
Local Residence.410 Pacific
Ward.1
NATURALIZED[blank]
Date of Registration.Aug. 16, 1870
[illegible]" [sc. illegible]

Voter register, 1872

[Great Register, San Francisco County, page 232]
[transcribed from Ancestry, California voter registers, 1866-1898, San Francisco, 1872-1873, image 360 of 471, on 24 February 2012]
[another copy is available, at image 107 of 471, page 217; the Nathan who served in the 91st has voting number 20260 (registered number 39697), and the year of registration visible as '1870']

GREAT REGISTER, SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY. [page] 232
Voting No.2126921270
Notes.[blank][blank]
Regis'd No.1581639697
Voted or not voted.[blank][blank]
NAME.Koshland, NathanKoshland, Nathan
AGE.3528
NATIVITY.BavariaPenn
OCCUPATION.MerchantAgent
LOCAL RESIDENCE.Ellis, b. Leav'n & Hyde410 Pacific
Ward.81
NATURALIZED Date, Place and Court.Aug. 13, 1855, Sacramento, 6th Dist.[blank]
Date of Registration.Jun 4, [illegible]Aug. 16, [illegible]

Voter register, 1880

[Register, 4th precinct, 4th ward, San Francisco County, 1880]
[transcribed 24 February 2012, from Ancestry, California voter registers 1866-1898, San Francisco County, 2nd - 4th wards, image 364 of 475]
Voting No134
Reg'd No.53
Voted or not voted.[blank]
NAME.Koshland, Nathan
AGE.40
NATIVITY.Penn
OCCUPATION.Waiter
LOCAL RESIDENCE.922 Washington
FLOOR.2
ROOM.B
Ward.28
NATURALIZED[blank]
DATE OF REGISTRATION.Sept. 1, 1880

Voter register, 1882

[Register, 4th precinct, 4th ward, San Francisco County, 1882]
[transcribed 24 February 2012, from Ancestry, California voter registers 1866-1898, San Francisco County, 1882 image 156 of 263]
Voting No.139
Reg'd No.121
Voted or not voted.[blank]
NAME.Koshland, Nathan
AGE.41
NATIVITY.Penn
OCCUPATION.Waiter
LOCAL RESIDENCE.922 Washington
FLOOR.2
ROOM.R
NATURALIZED[blank]
Date of Registration.Oct. 13, 1882

Voter register, 1886

[Register, 3rd Precinct, 41st Assembly District, San Francisco County, 1886]
[transcribed 24 February 2012, from Ancestry, California voter registers 1866-1898, San Francisco County, image 29 of 484]
Voting No.150
Reg'd No.117
VOTED. 
NAME.Koshland, Nathan
AGE.42
NATIVITY.Penn
OCCUPATION.Letter Carr'r
LOCAL RESIDENCE.2009 Polk
FLOOR.2
ROOM.B
NATURALIZED.[blank]
Date of Registration.Sept. 13, 1886

Voter register, 1888

[Great Register, Alameda County, page 126]
[transcribed 24 February 2012, from Ancestry, California voter registers 1866-1898, Alameda County, 1879-1888, image 523 of 584]
Voting No.9400
Regis'd No.22206
Voted or not Voted.[blank]
NAME.Koshland, Nathan
AGE.43
Country of NATIVITY.Pennsylvania
OCCUPATION.Waiter
LOCAL RESIDENCE.First Ward 4
NATURALIZED.[blank]
Date of REGISTRATIONSept. 9, 1888

Voter register, 1890

[Register, 8th Precinct, 31st Assembly District, San Francisco County, 1890]
[transcribed 24 February 2012, from Ancestry, California voter registers 1866-1898, San Francisco County, image 103 of 371]
Voting No.88
Reg'd No.18
Voted or not voted.[blank]
NAME.Koshland, Nathan
AGE.49
NATIVITY.Penn
OCCUPATION.Waiter
LOCAL RESIDENCE.636 Commercial
FLOOR.2
ROOM.77
NATURALIZED.[blank]
DATE OF REGISTRATION.Aug. 26, 1890.

voter register, 1892

[Great register of Napa County, page 29]
[transcribed 24 February 2012, from Ancestry, California voter registers 1866-1898, Napa County, image 240 of 499]
[another copy of this is available at image 178 of 499, page 22, with registration number 1647, and otherwise identical]
Voting No.2202
Voted or not voted.[blank]
NAME.Koshland, Nathan
AGE.51
HEIGHT.5 feet 5 1/2 inches
COMPLEXION.do [sc. Light]
COLOR OF EYES.Gray
COLOR OF HAIR.do [sc. Brown]
VISIBLE MARKS OR SCARS, IF ANY, AND THEIR LOCALITY.[blank]
OCCUPATION.Waiter
NATIVITY.Pennsylvania
PLACE OF RESIDENCE.Veterans' Home
PRECINCT.Veterans' Home
POST OFFICE ADDRESS.Veterans' Home
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Date of Registration." 12, " [sc. Sept 12, 1892]

Philadelphia directories

[Philadelphia city directories, 1851-1868]
[transcribed all Koshland entries from selected directories from Fold 3, 24 February 2012]
1851 [Biddle's] Philadelphia directory, page 232
Koschland Simon, mer. 56 Coates
Koshlent Rosa, shop, 214 N 8th
1852 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 244
Koshlent Rosa, shop, 214 N 8th
1853 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 225
Koshlent Rosa, shop, 214 N 8th
1854 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 288
Koshlent Albert, jeweler, 98 Poplar
Koshlent Rosa, shop, 214 N 8th
1855 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 300
Koshlent Albert, jeweler, 98 Poplar
1856 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 352
Koshlent Rosea [sic], 214 N 8th
1857 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 368
Koshlent Rosea [sic], rear 11 Union al
1858 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 372
Koshland Rosa, conf. 328 N 8th
1859 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 390
Koshland A., laborer, 148 Poplar
Koshland Henry, segars, 453 N 3d
Koshland Rosa, conf. 328 N 8th
1860 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 538
Koshland Abraham, peddler, 804 Coates
Koshland Abraham, tobacco, 453 N 3d, h 843 N 3d
Koshland & Bro. (Henry & Abraham,) tobacco, 453 N 3d
Koshland Henry, tobacco, 453 N 3d, h 843 N 3d
Koshlant Rose, wid. Israel, 328 N 8th
1861 Sherman's Philadelphia directory
Koshland & Bro. (Henry and Abraham), manufs and importers of segars, 136 N 5th
1862 Biddle's/McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 367
Koshland Abraham, 905 Charlotte
Koshland Henry, tobacconist, 136 N 5th
Koshland Rosa, widow Israel, 328 N 8th
1863 Biddle's/McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 423
Koshland Abraham, tobacconist, 136 N 5th
Koshland Henry, segars, 29 S 5th
Koshland Rose, candy, 328 N 8th
1864 Biddle's/McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 407
Koshland Abraham, tobacco, 136 N 5th
Koshland Henry, tobacconist, 29 S 5th
Koshlant Rosa, shop, 328 N 8th
1865 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 382
Koshland Abraham tobacco, 136 N 5th
Koshland Henry, tobacconist, 29 S 5th, h 1232 N 15th
Koshland Mann, 913 St John
Koshlant E., shoemaker, 1209 N 7th
Koshlant Rosa, shop, 328 N 8th
1866 McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 403
Koshland Abraham, tobacco, 308 Race, h 121 New
Koshland Henry, tobacconist, 29 S 5th, h 525 North
Koshland M. A., conductor, 1209 N 7th
Koshland & Weil (Henry Koshland & Israel Weil), tobacconists, 29 S 5th
1867 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 749
Koshland Henry, tobacconist, 29 S 5th, h 525 North
Koshland Mary, wid Nathan H., h r 913 St John
1868 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 920
Koshland Abraham, segars, 3052 Market, W P
Koshland Henry, segars, 29 S 5th, h 525 E North

death notice, mother

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 28 September 1893, Rose Koshland]
[transcribed 24 Feb 12, from GenealogyBank]

KOSHLAND.--On the 25th inst., Rosa, widow of the late Israel Koshland, in her 80th year.

The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Thursday, at 2.30 o'clock precisely from the residence of her son, Mr. Emanuel A. Koshland, 2012 North Eleventh street. Interment at Adath Jeshurun.


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