91st PA: Louis Kuert

Louis Kuert

Before the war

He was born in 1835/39 (7 (25 in 1861), 10 [21 in 1860], 11 [33 in 1870], 4 [43 in 1880], 15 (14 in 1850)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 7, 10, 11, 15). His parents seem to be John and Catherine Kuert (10, 11, 15).

In 1850, he was living in ward 1, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). He was living with John and Catharine Kirk (presumably his parents), and various others (presumably siblings) (15). He had attended school within the year (15).

In 1860, he was living in the 16th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with John and Catherine Kuert (presumably his parents), and various other Kuert's (presumably his siblings) (10). He was a gas meter manufacturer (10).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (7). He had a scar on his left thumb, and marks from small pox (7).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 27 August 1861 (1, 7, 8, 9, 14). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Reiff (7, 8 [Lt Col]). He was a private in company C (1, 16, 17).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (12).

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 38 men who had less than fifteen months to serve who were unwilling to reenlist (2). On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave (5).

He mustered out near Petersburg, Virginia, on 20 September 1864 when his term expired (1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14). He was a private, in company C (16, 17).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was still living with John and Catharine Kuert and various other Kuert's (11). His occupation was: "attends gas meters" (11).

In 1880, he was living at 802 Enquirer Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4). He was a boarder with Carrie K Fries (4). He was working in a meter factory (4).

He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home on 29 May 1891 (13).

On 24 August 1889, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 14).

In 1890, he was living in the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Erie, Pennsylvania (9).

He died on 10 August 1891, at the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Erie, Pennsylvania (13, 14). An autopsy found colvid cancer, with a tumor weighing approximately 8 pounds (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)

2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

3 Pension index, by name (Louis Kuert)

4 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 241, microfilm series T9, film 1174, page 551 D = 16 handwritten (Louis Kuert)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Kuert)

6 company C, register of men discharged, number 30 (Louis Kuert)

7 company C, descriptive roll, entry 46 (Louis Kuert)

8 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 40 (Louis Kuert)

9 1890 US census, Veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Erie County, Soldiers and Sailors Home, enumeration district 264, page 16, line 48 (Louis Kuert)

10 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 16th ward (post office Kensington Pa), microfilm series M653, film 1166, page 419 = 113 [?] handwritten (Lewis Kuert)

11 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1401, page 209 (Louis Kuert)

12 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Louis Kuert)

13 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1894. Serial Set volume 3329, session volume 3, 53rd Congress, 3rd Session. House Miscellaneous Document 27 (in 2 parts). Page 449. (Lewis Keert)

14 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Louis Kuert)

15 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Northern Liberties, ward 1, microfilm series M432, film 810, page 6 recto = 10 handwritten (Lewis Kirk [sic])

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

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

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Northern Liberties, ward 1, microfilm series M432, film 810, page 6 recto = 10 handwritten]
[the Ancestry index reads 'John Kirk [John Kuert]', and the correction is supported by the close association of the names and birthplaces (and to some degree ages) in this census entry and in the 1860 census entry transcribed below]
line78910111213141516171819
Dwellings visited70            
Families visited72            
NameJohn KirkCatharine "John "Catharine "Charles "Henry "George "Lewis "William "Edward "Harris "Louisa "Albert "
Age50432422201816141210642
SexMFMFMMMMMMMFM
Color             
Occupation of males over 15 yearsCoach Trimmer Tobacconist Book Binder"Jeweller      
Real estate owned             
Birthplace" [sc. Germany]"PaOhioOhioPa"""""""
Married within year             
Attended school within year       1111  
Over 20 & can't read/write             
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.             

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 16th ward (post office Kensington Pa), microfilm series M653, film 1166, page 419 = 113 [?] handwritten]
line19202122232425262728
Dwelling number1362         
Family number1617         
NameJohn KuertCatharine "Charles "Henry "Lewis "William "Edward "Frank "Albert "Louisa "
Age60542824222118161013
SexMFMMMMMMMF
Color          
OccupationTassel Maker BookbinderTrunk [?] MakerGas Meter ManufBrass founderAppr cordwainer   
Value of real estate owned          
Value of personal estate          
Place of birthSwitzerlandDoOhioPaDoDoDoDoDoDo
Married within year          
Attended school within year        11
Cannot read & write 1        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1401, page 209]
line15161718192021
Dwelling-house number643      
Family number672      
NameKuert John- Catharine- John- Henry- Louis- Wm- Albert
Age70634438333021
SexMFMMMMM
ColorWWWWWWW
OccupationCord manufKeep HouseCigar Makertrunk makerattends Gas Metres [sic]Knife makerMusic Dealer
Real estate value       
Personal estate value900      
BirthplaceSwitzerland-PennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born1111111
Mother foreign born1111111
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 old1 11111
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 241, microfilm series T9, film 1174, page 551 D = 16 handwritten]
line3132
street nameEnquirer Street
house number802 
dwelling visit #148 
family visit #169 
nameFries Carrie KKuert Louis
colorWW
sexFM
age3543
month born if born in year  
relationship Boarder
single 1
married  
widowed/divorced1 
married during year  
occupationKeeping HouseWorking in Meter Factory
months unemployed  
currently ill?  
blind  
deaf/dumb  
idiotic  
insane  
disabled  
school this year  
can't read  
can't write  
birthplaceNew YorkPennsylvania
father's birthplaceNew YorkSwitzerland
mother's birthplaceNew YorkSwitzerland

1890 census, veterans' schedule

[1890 US census, Veterans schedules, Pennsylvania, Erie County, Soldiers + Sailors Home, enumeration district 264, page 16]
[line] 48
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] Kuert Louis
[rank] Private
[company] C
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 27 Aug 1861
[discharge date] 20 Sept 1864
[length of service] 3 years, 0 months, 24 days
[post office address] " " " " " [sc. Soldiers & Sailors Home Erie Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 17 August 2014, from Fold3]


Kuertz Louis
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Kuert Louis

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 17 August 2014]

Kuert Louis
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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