91st PA: Eli Leach

Eli Leach

Before the war

He was born in England (5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 18, 20). He was born in October 1844 (18; 5 (18 in 1861), 6 (18 in 1861), 7 (18 in 1861), 10 [24 in 1870], 11 [36 in 1880], 18 [55 in 1900], 19 [75 in 1920], 20 [65 in 1910]).

In 1853, he immigrated to the United States (18, 19). He became a naturalized citizen in 1869 (18, 19).

When he enlisted, he was a butch[er] (5, 6, 7).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and black hair (5, 6, 7).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 25 September 1861 (1, 2, 3, 5, 15). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Casner (5). He was mustered in as a private in company K, by Captain Dye (1 [private], 2 [musician], 5, 21 (pvt), 22 (pvt)). He was appointed musician on 8 October 1861 (4).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (13).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863 (1, 6, 7). He was enlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant Carpenter (6, 7). He was mustered in by Lieutenant Swan (6, 7).

He was wounded on 12 May 1864 at Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia (1, 14).

On 14 August 1864, he returned to the regiment from hospital (8).

On 1 September 1864, General Warren detailed him as an orderly (2, 9).

On 30 April 1865, he was still detailed as an orderly, at 5th Corps Headquarters (16).

In June 1865, he was detailed as an orderly at Corps Headquarters (17).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 3, 15). He was then a dr[ummer] in company K (15, 21 (pvt), 22 (pvt)).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in the 20th ward (post office Germantown) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with Frederick Neiman and others (10). He was a journeyman house carpenter (10).

In 1870/71, he married Cornelia [unknown family name] (18). She was born in April 1847, in Pennsylvania (18). They apparently had four children (11, 18):

In 1880, he was living at 477 Handcock Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Cornelia, and four children (11). He was a carpenter (11).

On 9 April 1881, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (12, 15).

In 1890, he was living in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3). He had a right hip wound (3).

In 1900, he was living at 4523 Pulaski, ward 22, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18). He was living with his wife Cornelia, and children Edna and Edwind (18). He was a carpenter, and had not been unemployed in the previous year (18).

In 1906/07, he was married for the second time, to Ellen [unknown family name] (20).

On 16 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (15).

In 1910, he was living at 6017 McCallum Street, ward 22, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (20). He was living with his second wife, Ellen (20). He was a journeyman carpenter (20).

In 1920, he was living at 6017 McCallum Street, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (19). He was living with his wife Ellen (19). He was a house carpenter (19).

He died on 1 March 1929, at Swarthmore, [Delaware County,] Pennsylvania (15).

Researcher

Contact Tad Leach at tad_leach@nic.edu.

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) (Eli Leach)

2 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Eli Leach)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Germanmtown, enumeration district 462, page 1 (Eli Leach)

4 company K, list of non-commissioned officers (Eli Leach [?])

5 company K, descriptive roll (Eli Leech)

6 company K, third descriptive roll (Eli Leach)

7 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Eli Leach)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 14 August 1864 (Private Leach)

9 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 4 September 1864 (Eli Leach)

10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 20th ward (post office: Germantown), microfilm series M593, film 1408, page 173 = 162 handwritten (Eli Leech)

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 439, microfilm series T9, film 1181, page 260 C = [illegible] handwritten (Eli Leach)

12 pension index, by name (Eli Leach)

13 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Eli Leach)

14 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Eli Leach)

15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Eli Leach)

16 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Eli Leach)

17 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Eli Leach)

18 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, division fourteen, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 490, microfilm series T623, film 1464, page 10 = 10 A handwritten (Eli Leach)

19 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Germantown, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 597, microfilm series T625, film 1623, page 231 = 4 A handwritten (Eli Leach)

20 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 441, microfilm series T624, film 1396, page 237 = 3 A handwritten (Eli Leach)

21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Eli Leech)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 26 November 2014, from Fold3]


Leech Eli
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Leach Eli

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 27 November 2014]

Leach Eli
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 20th ward (post office: Germantown), microfilm series M593, film 1408, page 173 = 162 handwritten]
line272829303132
Dwelling-house number1185     
Family number1222     
NameNeiman Fredk- Eliza- Harriet LMallanatt [?] Saml- MaryLeech Eli
Age30231332824
SexMFFMFM
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationHouse Carp Jour  Stocking weaver House Carp Jour
Real estate value1,500     
Personal estate value600     
BirthplacePrussiaEnglandPennaEngland""
Father foreign born111111
Mother foreign born111111
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 old      
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 439, microfilm series T9, film 1181, page 260 C = [illegible] handwritten]
line789101112
street nameHandcock Street
house number477     
dwelling visit #18     
family visit #21     
nameLeach Eli- Cornelia- Mary Emma- Edner [?]- Edward M- Mariah
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFFMF
age36339611/123 [?]
month born if born in year    Aug 
relationship WifeDaughtDaughtSonDaught
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationCarpenterKeep houseAt schoolAt school At home
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  11  
can't read      
can't write      
birthplaceEnglandPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplaceEnglandPennaEnglandEnglandEnglandEngland
mother's birthplaceEnglandD.C.PennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Germantown, enumeration district 462, page 1]
[line] 2
[house] 11
[family] 12
[name] Leach Eli
[rank] Private
[company] K
[unit] 91 Penna Inf
[enlistment date] 25 Sept 1861
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 3 years 9 months 15 days
[post office address] do [sc. Germantown]
[disability incurred] Right Hip Wound
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, division fourteen, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 490, microfilm series T623, film 1464, page 10 = 10 A handwritten]
line36373839
streetPulaski
house number4523   
dwelling number183   
family number183   
nameLeach Eli- Cornelia- Edna-Edwind [sic]
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSon
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
birth dateOct 1844April 1847July 1874July 1879
age55532520
married?MMSS
# years married2929  
mother of how many children? 4  
# of children living 4  
birthplaceEnglandPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplaceEnglandPennaEnglandEngland
mother's birthplaceIrelandPennaPennaPenna
immigration year1853   
# years in USA47   
naturalized citizen?Na   
occupationCarpenter Clerk 
# months not employed0 0 
# months in school    
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedR   
free or mortgaged    
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 441, microfilm series T624, film 1396, page 237 = 3 A handwritten]
[note: I have seen this indexed under 'Beach' and under 'Teach'; the first letter of his family name is hard to read]
line4546
streetMcCallison [?]
house nr6017 
dwelling nr53 
family nr55 
nameLeach [?] Eli- Ellen
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age6563
marital statusM2M2
#years present marriage33
mother of # children 1
mother of # living children 1
birthplaceEngland - EngPennsylvania
father's birthplaceEngland - EngPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceEngland - EngNew Jersey
immigrated1852 [?] 
[the '5' in 1852 is unclear]
naturalized/alienNa 
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationCarpenterNone
nature of industry etc.Journeyman 
employer etc.W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No 
# weeks out of work 19090 
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
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, Germantown, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 597, microfilm series T625, film 1623, page 231 = 4 A handwritten]
[identification is uncertain. I haven't found any other candidate Eli Leach's, or anyone else who could be this Eli Leach, but I have no other evidence that this is the correct Eli Leach]
line12
streetMcCallum Street
house number6017 
dwelling visit number61 
family visit number78 
nameLeach Eli- Ellen
relationshipHeadWife
own/rentO 
free/mortgaged (if owned)F 
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday7573
marital statusMM
year of immigration18531853 [?]
naturalized/alienNaNa
year of naturalization18691869
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
birth placeEnglandEngland
native languageEnglishEnglish
father's birthplaceEnglandEngland
father's native languageEnglishEnglish
mother's birthplaceIrelandEngland
mother's native languageIrishEnglish
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationCarpenterNone
industry, businessHouse 
employment statusW 
number of farm schedule  

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