91st PA: Herman Kurtz

Herman Kurtz

picture

Before the war

He was born in January 1845 (5, 6, 19; 7 (35 in 1880), 11 (18 in 1864), 17 [25 in 1870], 18 [35 in 1880], 19 [55 in 1900], 20 [65 in 1910], 21 [74 in 1920]). He was born in Wurtemburg, Germany (as were his parents) (7, 11, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21).

He immigrated to the United States in 1859 (19, 20, 21).

When he enlisted, he was a blacksmith, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/4 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (11).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 25 January 1864 (1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (10, 12). He was mustered by Captain Smith (10, 12). He was a private, in company B (1, 22, 23).

On 27 April 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 April 1865 (1, 2, 11).

He was discharged on 7 June 1865 by general order, on surgeon's certificate of disability, at Washington DC (1, 9, 11, 13 [2 Jun 65], 15 [1 Jun 65], 16 [for disability]). He was a corporal, in company B (22, 23).

After the war

He became a naturalized US citizen in 1865 (21; see also 17, 19, 20).

In 1865/67, he married Henrietta [unknown family name] (19, 20). In 1900 and 1910, she reported having had one child, who was alive (19, 20).

He settled in Millville, New Jersey, and started a cigar factory (4). He was a member of Union Post #55 (which later became Thomas A Sharp Post #2) of the Grand Army of the Republic, in Millville, New Jersey (3, 8).

In 1870, he was living in the 3rd ward of Millville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (17). He was living with his wife Henrietta, son Charles, and with Charles Brown (17). He was a tobacconist and owned $500 in real estate in $500 in personal property (17).

In 1880, he was living in ward 3, Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey (7, 18). He was a cigar manufacturer (7, 18). He was living with his wife, Henrietta and his son Charles (7, 18).

On 11 March 1881, and again on 23 March 1907, he successfully applied from New Jersey for a pension (14, 15).

In 1890, he was living in Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey (13). He reported one disability: "ruptured" (13).

In 1900, he was living on Broad Street, 3rd ward, Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey (19). He was living with his wife Henrietta (19). He was a cigar manufacturer (19).

In 1910, he was living at 22 E Broad Street, 3rd ward, Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey (20). He was living with his wife Henrietta (20). He was a cigar maker (20).

In 1920, he was living at 22 Broad Street, 3rd ward, Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey (21). He was living with his wife Henrietta (21). He was a retail merchant of cigars (21).

He died on 19 July 1921, in Millville, New Jersey (4, 6, 15).

On 12 August 1921, his widow, Henrietta F Kurtz, successfully applied for a pension (14, 15).

Researcher

Mark Olson is researching him. Contact him at olsondi@yahoo.com

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 special order 25, HQ 91st PA, 27 April 1865 (Herman Kurtz)

3 membership list, Grand Army of the Republic, Thomas A Sharp Post #2, Millville, New Jersey

4 e-mail, Mark Olson

5 picture of Kurtz (Thanks to Mark Olson for the copy!)

6 tombstone of Herman Kurtz (Thanks to Mark Olson for the picture!)

7 1880 US census extract, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Millville, 3rd ward, page 466c (thanks to Dennis Clowney for the information!) (Herman Kurtz)

8 display about Herman Kurtz (from Mark Olson--thanks for the picture!)

9 company B, register of men discharged (Herman Kurtz)

10 company B, [second] descriptive book, entry 18 (Herman Kurtz)

11 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 1 Jun 2004 (Herman Kurtz; rolls have 'Hiram')

12 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 40 (Hermann Kurtz)

13 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Millville, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 42, page 4 (Herman Kurtz)

14 pension index, by name (Herman Kurtz)

15 pension index, by regiment (Herman Kurtz)

16 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 14 June 1865 (Privt Kurtz)

17 1870 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Millville, 3rd ward, microfilm series M593, film 859, page 524 = 25 handwritten (Herman Kurtz)

18 1880 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Millville, ward 3, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 88, microfilm series T9, film 776, page 466 = 15 C handwritten (Herman Kurtz)

19 1900 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Millville City, ward 3, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 141, microfilm series T623, film 961, page 167 = 6 A handwritten (Herman Kurtz)

20 1910 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Millville, ward 3, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 124, microfilm series T624, film 875, page 163 = 4 A handwritten (Herman Kurtz)

21 1920 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Millville City, ward 3, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 162, microfilm series T625, film 1026, page 188 = 9 A handwritten (Herman Kurtz)

22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Hiram Kurtz)

23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Herman Kurtz)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed January 2008)

1870 census

[1870 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Millville, 3rd ward, microfilm series M593, film 859, page 524 = 25 handwritten]
line17181920
Dwelling-house number173   
Family number181   
NameKurtz Herman- Henrietta- CharlesBrown Charles
Age25253 29
SexMFMM
ColorWWWW
OccupationTobacconistKeeps House Laborer
Real estate value500   
Personal estate value500   
BirthplaceWurtemburgSaxonyNew JerseyPennsylvania
Father foreign born111 
Mother foreign born111 
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   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...    

1880 census

[1880 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Millville, ward 3, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 88, microfilm series T9, film 776, page 466 = 15 C handwritten]
line394041
street name   
house number   
dwelling visit #142  
family visit #153  
nameKurtz Herman- Henrietta- Charles H
colorWWW
sexMFM
age353512
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeSon
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationCigar ManufacturerKeeping houseAt school
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year  1
can't read   
can't write   
birthplaceGermanySaxonyN.J.
father's birthplaceGermanySaxonyN.J.
mother's birthplaceGermanySaxonySaxony

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Millville, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 42, page 4]
[line] 43
[house] 62
[family] 63
[name] Kurtz Herman
[rank] Private
[company] B
[unit] 91 Pa Vet Vol Inf
[enlistment date] 25 Jan 1864
[discharge date] 2 June 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 4 months, 13 days
[post office address] " " [sc. Millville N.J.]
[disability incurred] Ruptured
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Millville City, ward 3, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 141, microfilm series T623, film 961, page 167 = 6 A handwritten]
line2930
streetBroad St
house number  
dwelling number89 
family number109 
nameKurtz Herman- Henrietta
relationshipHeadWife
colorWW
sexMF
birth dateJan 1845Mar 1845
age5555
married?MM
# years married3434
mother of how many children? 1
# of children living 1
birthplaceGermanyGermany
father's birthplaceGermanyGermany
mother's birthplaceGermanyGermany
immigration year18591854
# years in USA4146
naturalized citizen?Na 
occupationCigar Mfr 
# months not employed  
# months in school  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
speaks Englishyesyes
owned/rentedO 
free or mortgagedF 
farm/houseH 
# of farm schedule  

1910 census

[1910 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Millville, ward 3, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 124, microfilm series T624, film 875, page 163 = 4 A handwritten]
line12
streetE Broad St
house nr22 
dwelling nr65 
family nr66 
nameKurtz Herman- Henrietta
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age6565
marital statusM1M1
#years present marriage4343
mother of # children 1
mother of # living children 1
birthplaceGermanyGermany
father's birthplaceGermanyGermany
mother's birthplaceGermanyGermany
immigrated18591854
naturalized/alienNa 
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationCigar MakerNone
nature of industry etc.Own Acct 
employer etc.Emp 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No 
# weeks out of work 19090 
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedO 
owned free or mortagagedF 
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vet  
blind  
deaf & dumb  

1920 census

[1920 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Millville City, ward 3, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 162, microfilm series T625, film 1026, page 188 = 9 A handwritten]
line910
streetBroad
house number22 
dwelling visit number180 
family visit number206 
nameKurtz Herman- Henrietta F
relationshipHeadWife
own/rentO 
free/mortgaged (if owned)F 
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday7473
marital statusMM
year of immigration18591853
naturalized/alienNaNa
year of naturalization18651865
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
birth placeWurtembergSaxony
native languageGermanGerman
father's birthplaceGermanSaxony
father's native languageGermanGerman
mother's birthplaceGermanSaxony
mother's native languageGermanGerman
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationRetail (Merchant)None
industry, businessCigars 
employment statusOA 
number of farm schedule  

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]


Kurtz Hiram
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Cpl
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Kurtz Herman

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 17 August 2014]

Kurtz Herman
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Cpl
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

top of document | home
revised 17 Aug 14
contact Harry Ide at hide1@unl.edu with comments or questions