91st PA: John Little Kissick alias William Lane

John Little Kissick alias William Lane

Name

He enlisted under the alias "William Lane". [sources: 5, 8]

Before the war

He was born on 5 July 1841 [?], in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to William Kissick and Rebecca Kauffman. [sources: date: 11 (July 1841), 17 (5 Jul 1842), 20 (5 July 1840); 4 (23 in 1863), 9 (26 in 1870), 10 (38 in 1880), 11 (58 in 1900), 12 (68 in 1910), 13 (77 in 1920), 19 (8 in 1850). place: 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20. parents: 19, 20]

In 1850, he was living in ward 7, Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his (presumed) parents William and Rebecca Kissick, with his (presumed) siblings William, James, and Elizabeth, and with John Kissick (perhaps an uncle). He had attended school within the year. [source: 19]

When he enlisted, he was a carpe[nter?]. [source: 4]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10-1/2 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, blue eyes, and black hair. [source: 4]

During the war

He was drafted. He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 November 1863. He served in company K of the 118th Pennsylvania. He enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His service was credited to the Second Congressional District. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8]

On 2 June 1865, he was transferred from company K of the 118th Pennsylvania. He was a private, in company G of the 91st Pennsylvania. [sources: 1, 4 (1 Jun 65), 5, 14]

On 3 July 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 July 1865. [sources: 1, 2, 8]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company. He was then a corporal, in company G. [sources: 1, 4, 8, 14]

After the war

On 13 January 1868, he married Rachel Cordelia Hamilton, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was born in October, 1853. They apparently had at least these children:

[sources: 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 18]

In 1870, he was living in the 15th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Rachael and with Ada (presumably their daughter). He worked in a blacksmithy. [source: 9]

In 1880, he was living at 2223 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Rachel, children WK, SB, and Gertrude, and three other relatives. He was a blacksmith. [source: 10]

In 1890, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, probably at 2225 Callowhill Street. He was probably a blacksmith. [sources: 4, 5]

On 3 November 1898, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 5, 8]

In 1900, he was living at 2705 Brown Street, 15th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a boarder. He was divorced [?]. He was a blacksmith. [source: 11]

On 27 February 1907, he again applied for a pension. [source: 8]

In 1910, he was living at 635 North 47th Street, 44th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his mother Rebecca Kissick, and sister Annie Caskey. He was a blacksmith--machine. [source: 12]

On 2 March 1919, his wife, Ray C Kissick, died. She was buried in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 16, 18]

In 1920, he was living at 128 North 52nd Street, 44th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a lodger. He was widowed He was a laborer at a department store. [source: 13]

He died on 15 November 1925, at 55 E Greenwood Street, Lansdowne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He died of carcinoma of large intestine, which he had had for three years. He was a retired machine blacksmith. On 18 November 1925, he was buried in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 8, 16, 17, 20]

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 39, HQ 91st PA, 3 July 1865 (William Lane)

3 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'One hundred and eighteenth regiment', volume 3, page 1341. (In the roster) (William Lane)

4 company G, second descriptive roll, [#115] (William Lane)

5 pension index by name (John L Kissick, alias William Lane)

6 1890 US Census, Veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 288, page [1] (image 1614 on Ancestry), searched February 2005 (John Kissick)

7 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (John Kissick)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (and second card) (John L Kissick alias William Lane)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, microfilm series M593, film 1400, page 23 = 46 handwritten (John Kissick)

10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 276, microfilm series T9, film 1175, page 364 = 9 A handwritten (Jno L Kissick)

11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 15th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 298, microfilm series T623, film 1458, page 117 = 12 B handwritten (John Kissick)

12 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 44, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1116, microfilm series T624, film 1412, page 263 = 1 A handwritten (John L Kissick)

13 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 44, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1681, microfilm series T625, film 1645, page 175 = 8 A handwritten (John L Kissick)

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

15 'John Little Kissick', on FamilySearch Family Tree (no sources cited, accessed 18 September 2014) (John Little Kissick)

16 headstone, Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (John L Kissick)

17 Find a grave, memorial 130700493 (accessed 18 September 2014) (John L Kissick)

18 Find a grave, memorial 123525271 (accessed 18 September 2014) (Rachel C Kissick ("Ray"))

19 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Spring Garden, ward 7, microfilm series M432, film 819, page 409 recto = 517 handwritten (FamilySearch) (John Kissick)

20 death certificate, Lansdowne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, 15 November 1925, file 110344 (John Little Kissick)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1860 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 18 September 2014)
the 1861 Sherman's Philadelphia directory has the following entry on page 531 (accessed 18 September 2014, Fold3): 'Kissick Rebecca, widow William, 426 N 23d'
I found two relevant entries in Biddle's 1861 Philadelphia directory, neither of which I found in the census:
(1) p.128: 'Byers George, laborer, 422 N 23d'
[but see George Byers in ward 20 division 1 page 150 = 152 handwritten]
(2) p.1059: 'Wible Jacob, carpenter, 416 N 23d'
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 18 September 2014)
1940 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 18 September 2014)
Rootsweb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007
NB
Rachel Kissick was living in 1900 in ward 24, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, enumeration district 559, microfilm series T623, film 1466, page 97 = 1 A handwritten, and in 1910, in ward 24, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, enumeration district 510, microfilm series T624, film 1397, page 302 = 5 B handwritten

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John Little Kissick alias William Lane in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Spring Garden, ward 7, microfilm series M432, film 819, page 409 recto = 517 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain]
line31323334353637
Dwellings visited601      
Families visited762      
NameWm KissickRebecca "John "Wm "Jas "Elizabeth I "John "
Age4238853 [?]9/1239
SexMFMMMFM
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsMachinist     Sailor
Real estate owned       
BirthplacePennsylvaniaGermanyPennsylvaniadittodittodittoditto
Married within year       
Attended school within year  1    
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, microfilm series M593, film 1400, page 23 = 46 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
line222324
Dwelling-house number[298]  
Family number342  
NameKissick John- Rachael- Ada
Age26212
SexMFM
ColorWWW
Occupationworks at BlacksmithyKeeping HouseAt Home
Real estate value   
Personal estate value   
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
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 old1  
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 276, microfilm series T9, film 1175, page 364 = 9 A handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
line2425262728293031
street nameCallowhill Street
house number2223       
dwelling visit #68       
family visit #82       
nameKissick Jno. L.RachelW. K.S.B.GertrudeM.U.Wallace Lizzie I.Daisy
colorWWWWWWWW
sexMFMMFMFF
age382895136315
month born if born in year        
relationship WifeSonSonDaughterBrotherSisterNiece
single  1111 1
married11      
widowed/divorced      1 
married during year        
occupationBlacksmithKeeping houseAt schoolAt school TruckmanSaleslady 
months unemployed        
currently ill?        
blind        
deaf/dumb        
idiotic        
insane        
disabled        
school this year  11    
can't read        
can't write        
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIndiana
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennPennPennPennPennIrel.
mother's birthplaceGerm.PennaPennPennPennGerm.Germ.Penna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US Census, Veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 288, page [1] (image 1614 on Ancestry), searched February 2005]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 2
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] John L. Kissick
[rank] Corporal
[company] G
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] June 1 1865
[discharge date] July 10 1865
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] [blank]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, February 2005; this is the only entry similar to 'John Kissick']
John Kissick, blacksmith, h 2225 Callowhill

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 15th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 298, microfilm series T623, film 1458, page 117 = 12 B handwritten]
[the head of household is John Jauffert; the household extends from line 59 through line 64]
[identification is uncertain]
line63
streetBrown St
house number[2705]
dwelling number[215]
family number[232]
nameKissick John
relationshipBoarder
colorW
sexM
birth dateJuly 1841
age58
married?D [?]
# years married 
mother of how many children? 
# of children living 
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's birthplaceGermany
immigration year 
# years in USA 
naturalized citizen? 
occupationBlacksmith
# months not employed0
# months in school 
can readYes
can writeYes
speaks EnglishYes
owned/rented 
free or mortgaged 
farm/house[H]
# of farm schedule 

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 44, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1116, microfilm series T624, film 1412, page 263 = 1 A handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
line363738
streetN 47th Street
house nr635  
dwelling nr13  
family nr11  
nameKissick Rebeca [?]" John L.Caskey Annie
relationshipHeadSonDaughter
sexFMF
colorWWW
age1026859
marital statusWdM1M1
#years present marriage 4232
mother of # children5 1
mother of # living children4 1
birthplaceGer GermanPennsylvaniaIndiana
father's birthplaceGer GermanPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceGer GermanGer GermanGer German
immigrated1810  
naturalized/alienNa  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationNoneBlacksmithHousekeeper
nature of industry etc. MachineFamily
employer etc. WW
out of work 15 Apr 1910? NoNo
# weeks out of work 1909 00
can readYesYesYes
can write YesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedR  
owned free or mortagaged   
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vet   
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 44, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1681, microfilm series T625, film 1645, page 175 = 8 A handwritten]
[the head of household was James R Hall; the household extended from lines 33 through 36]
[identification is uncertain]
line35
streetN 52nd Street
house number[128]
dwelling visit number[166]
family visit number[186]
nameKissick, John L.
relationshipLodger
own/rent 
free/mortgaged (if owned) 
sexM
raceW
age at last birthday77
marital statusW
year of immigration 
naturalized/alien 
year of naturalization 
attended school since Sept 1919 
can readyes
can writeyes
birth placePennsylvania
native language 
father's birthplacePennsylvania
father's native language 
mother's birthplaceGermany
mother's native languageGerman
can speak EnglishYes
occupationLaborer
industry, businessDept Store
employment statusW
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 18 September 2014, from Fold3]


Lane William
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Cpl
See also 118 Pa

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

headstone

[headstone, Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, John L Kissick]
[transcribed 18 September 2014, from image on Find a grave, memorial 130700493 (accessed 18 September 2014) (John L Kissick)


NOT DEAD BUT LIVING
IN THE HOME LAND.
1853 [??] RAY C. KISSICK 1919
JULY 5, 1842, JOHN L. KISSICK NOV. 15, 1925
JUNE 20, 1868, MILTON ATLEE, MARCH 29, 1873
JUNE 25, 1886 JENNIE CASKEY, JUNE 26, 1886
SEPT. 10, 1883, BESSIE PATCHELL, NOV. 20, 1887
JAN. 13, 1874, STANFORD BIDDLE, JUNE 9, 1899

CHILDREN OF JOHN L AND RAY C KISSICK

death certificate

[death certificate, Lansdowne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, 15 November 1925, file 110344, John Little Kissick]
[transcribed 18 September 2014, from Ancestry]


CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
File No. 110344
Registered No. 44
Registration District No. 469
Primary Registration District No. [blank]
1. PLACE OF DEATH
County of Delaware
Borough of Lansdowne
(No. 55, E. Greenwood St., [blank] Ward)
2. FULL NAME John Little Kissick

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Male
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Widower
6. DATE OF BIRTH July 5 1840
7. AGE yrs. 84 mos. 4 ds. 10
8. OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession, or, particular kind of work retired
(b) General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which employed (or employer) Machine Blacksmith Until 1900
9. BIRTHPLACE Phila
10. NAME OF FATHER Wm. Kissick
11. BIRTHPLACE FATHER Penna
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Rebecca Kauffman
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Germany
[14.] THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
(Informant) Gertrude Kissick Bowers
(Address) 55 E. Greenwood Ave. Lansdowne Pa.
15. Filed 11-15 1925 F. B. Titus Local Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH Nov. 15 1925
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from July 15 1925, to Nov. 14 1925, that I last saw him alive on Nov. 14 1925, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 6 A.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Carcinoma of large intestine (Duration) 3 yrs. [blank] mos. [blank] ds.
Contributory [blank]
(Signed) Howard S. Busly M.D.
11/15/25 (Address) Lansdowne Pa
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (For Hospitals, Institutions, Transients or Recent Residents). [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Arlington Cem.
DATE OF BURIAL Nov 18 1925
20. UNDERTAKER O H Bair + Co
ADDRESS 1820 Chest.

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