91st PA: Israel Lazerus

Israel Lazerus

Before the war

He was born in 1816/17 (8 (45 in 1862), 9 (43 in 1862), 10 [41 in 1860], 12 [33 in 1850], 13 [49 at death in 1867]). He was born in London, England (8, 9, 10, 12).

He married Sarah Moody, daughter of Thomas W and Anna E Moody (14).

In 1850, he was living in ward 4, Moyamensing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with Sarah (presumably his wife), Thomas and Joseph (presumably their sons), and Jesse Pyle (12). He was a varnisher (12).

From 1849 through 1851 he lived at Washington, below 9th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). He was a varnisher (15).

From 1853 through 1856, he lived at Prime above 8th Street, and in 1858 he lived at 836 Prime (15). He was a varnisher (15).

From 1858 through 1861, he lived at 836 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). He was a varnisher (or a cabinet varnisher) (15).

In 1860, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with Sarah (presumably his wife), and six children (presumably theirs) (10). He was a varnisher, and owned $300 in personal property (10).

When he enlisted, he was a varnisher (8, 9).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 0 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (8, 9 [5'1"]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1862 (1 [6 Aug 62], 8, 9). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory (8, 9 [Col Reiff]). He was mustered in service by Colonel Reiff (8, 9). He was a private in company D (1, 16, 17, 18, 19).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (11).

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

On 15 April 1864, Lieutenant Colonel Sinex recommended him for a detail, in compliance with general order 18 (8 April 1864) from the Army Headquarters (3). He does not say what the detail was for.

According to a report in September (?) 1864, he had been detailed as a stretcher bearer by General Humphreys on 6 December 1862, and was still detailed there (4).

He was discharged on 2 June 1865, in the field near Washington DC, by special order (1) or by general order 26, War Department (6, 7). He was a private in company D (16, 17, 18, 19).

After the war

On 31 July 1866, his wife, Sarah Lazarus, died (14). She died at, or was buried from, Pine Grove, Gloster [presumably Gloucester City, Camden County, New Jersey, given Israel's death certificate] (14). She was buried in Monument Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14).

On 29 December 1867, he died, at Gloucester City, [Camden County,] New Jersey (13). He was buried at Monument Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (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 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 15 April 1864

4 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Israel Lazerus)

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

6 company D, register of men discharged (Israel Lazrous)

7 company D, register of men discharged ("reorganization" page) (Israel Lazrous)

8 company D, descriptive roll, entry 14 (Israel Lazerous)

9 company D, second descriptive roll, entry 43 (Isaral Lazerous)

10 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M653, film 1152, page 286 = 284 [?] handwritten (Israel Lazarus)

11 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Israel Lazarus)

12 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Moyamensing, ward 4, microfilm series M432, film 809, page 429 verso = 854 handwritten (Israel Lazrus [sic])

13 Philadelphia Pennsylvania death certificate abstract, available on LDS Pilot site (accessed 2 October 2010) (Israel Lazarus) [identification is likely; I have found no other Israel Lazarus in Philadelphia, I have found no other references to him after the war, and a Sarah Lazarus is also buried in the same cemetery]

14 Philadelphia Pennsylvania death certificate abstract, available on LDS Pilot site (accessed 2 October 2010) (Sarah Lazarus) [identification is likely; she is the only Sarah Lazarus in the index butied in Monument Cemetery, and her age and birthplace match my Sarah Lazarus's]

15 various Philadelphia city directories (Israel Lazarus)

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

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

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Israel Lazerous)

19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Israel Lazeras)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name
Ancestry index
Pennsylvania Veterans burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 25 November 2014)
headstones provided for deceased Union civil war veterans 1879-1903
Ancestry index (accessed 25 November 2014)
US headstone applications for military veterans, 1925-1963
Ancestry index (accessed 25 November 2014)
Find a grave
accessed 1 October 2010
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 1 October 2010
1870 US census
HeritageQuest and LDS pilot indices (accessed 2 October 2010)
1880 US census
HeritageQuest and LDS pilot indices (accessed 2 October 2010)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 4 October 2010)
there was an Israel Lazerus who served in the 20th Pennsylvania
1900 US census
HeritageQuest and LDS pilot indices (accessed 2 October 2010)
1910 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 2 October 2010)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest and LDS pilot indices (accessed 2 October 2010)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 2 October 2010)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Moyamensing, ward 4, microfilm series M432, film 809, page 429 verso = 854 handwritten]
line2223242526
Dwellings visited495    
Families visited553    
NameIsrael Lazrus [sic]Thomas H "Joseph "Sarah "Jesse Pyle
Age33312121
SexMMMFM
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 yearsVarnisher   Sadler
Real estate owned     
BirthplaceEngdPa"""
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Over 20 & can't read/write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M653, film 1152, page 286 = 284 [?] handwritten]
line89101112131415
Dwelling number1983       
Family number2182       
NameIsrael LazarusSarah "Thomas "Joseph "Isaac "Mary "William "Ida V "
Age413013119641
Sex" [sc. M]FM""FMF
Color        
OccupationVarnisher       
Value of real estate owned        
Value of personal estate300       
Place of birthEnglandMdPa"""""
Married within year        
Attended school within year  1111  
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 24 August 2014, from Fold3]


Lazarus Israel
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Lazerus Israel

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 24 August 2014]

Lazerus Israel
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 24 November 2014]

Lazerous Israel
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Lazerus Israel

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 25 November 2014]

Lazeras Israel
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Lazerus Israel

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

city directories

[1837 Philadelphia directory, page 125, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
[no entry]
[1849 Philadelphia directory, page 212, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
Lazarus Israel, varnisher, Washington bel 9th
[1850 Philadelphia directory, page 234, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
Lazarus Israel, varnisher, Washington bel 9th
[1851 Philadelphia directory, page 239, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
Lazarus Israel, varnisher, Washington bel 9th
[1853 Philadelphia directory, page 232, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
Lazarus Israel, varnisher, Prime ab 8th
[1855 Philadelphia directory, page 309, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
Lazarus Israel, varnisher, Prime ab 8th
[1856 Philadelphia directory, page 363, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
Lazarus Israel, varnisher, Prime ab 8th
[1858 Philadelphia directory, page 383, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
Lazarus Israel, varnisher, 836 Prime
[1859 Philadelphia directory, page 402, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
Lazarus Israel, varnisher, 836 Washington av
[1860 Philadelphia directory, page 536, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
Lazarus Israel cabinet varnisher, 836 Wash av
[1861 Philadelphia directory, page 556, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
Lazarus Israel, varnisher, 836 Washington av
[1862 Philadelphia directory, page 378, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
[no entries for Israel or Sarah, or on Washington avenue]
[1863 Philadelphia directory, page 436, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
[no entries for Israel or Sarah, or on Washington avenue]
[1864 Philadelphia directory, page 421, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
[no entries for Israel or Sarah, or on Washington avenue]
[1865 Philadelphia directory, page 394, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
[no entries for Israel or Sarah, or on Washington avenue]
[1866 Philadelphia directory, page 415, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
[no entries for Israel or Sarah, or on Washington avenue]
[1867 Philadelphia directory, page 523, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
[no entries for Israel or Sarah, or on Washington avenue]
[1868 Philadelphia directory, page 946, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
[no entries for Israel or Sarah, or on Washington avenue]
[1869 Philadelphia directory, page 883, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
[no entries for Israel or Sarah, or on Washington avenue]
[1870 Philadelphia directory, page 905, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
[no entry]
[1871 Philadelphia directory, page 859, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
[no entry]
[1872 Philadelphia directory, page 810, on Footnote, accessed 2 October 2010]
[no entry]

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