91st PA: George Leaf

George Leaf

Before the war

He was born in 1834/35, in Massachusetts or Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 3 (26 in 1861), 5 (37 in 1870), 6 (35! in 1880). place: 5 (MA), 6 (PA)]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 November 1861. He enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was mustered in as a private in company I. [sources: 1, 3, 10]

He was promoted to corporal. [source: 3]

He was wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 8 (wounded in breast), 9 (breast)]

He was transferred on 5 April 1864 to the Veterans' Reserve Corps. He was then a corporal in company I. He was in the 96th Company 2nd Battalion of the Veterans' Reserve Corps. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 8, 10]

After the war

On 2 June 1866, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 4, 7]

In 1870, he was living in the 13th ward, Baltimore, Maryland. He was a pattern maker. He was living with his wife Ellinor and (presumably their daughter) Laura, along with the Dennis [?] family. [source: 5]

In 1880, he was living at 29 W Carrllton Avenue, 19th ward, Baltimore, Maryland. He was living with his wife Elinora, daughter Laura, and a servant. He was a machinist and engineer. [source: 6]

On 6 [?] December 1891, he died, suddenly. On 8 December 1891, he was buried, from his late residence 1828 West Lexington Street, Baltimore, Maryland. [source: 11]

On 4 January 1892, his widow, Elinora Leaf, applied successfully from Maryland for a pension (4, 7).

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) (George Leaf)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 May 1863 (Corpl Leaf)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 28 March 2005 (George Leaf)

4 pension index, by name (George Leaf)

5 1870 US census, Maryland, Baltimore, 13th ward, microfilm series M593, film 577, page 416 = 252 handwritten (George Leaf)

6 1880 US census, Maryland, Baltimore, 19th ward, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district 190, microfilm series T9, film 504, page 77 = 17 A handwritten (George Leaf)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (George Leaf)

8 'The ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Press, Wednesday 13 May 1863, page 2 (George Leaf)

9 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania at Chancellorville', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 May 1863, page 8 (George Leaf)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George Leaf)

11 death notice, Sun (Baltimore MD), Tuesday 8 December 1891, page 2 (George Leaf)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed July 2007
Find a grave
accessed 4 October 2010

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George Leaf in the 91st PA database

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]


Leaf George
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Cpl | Cpl
See also V.R.C

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

1870 census

[1870 US census, Maryland, Baltimore, 13th ward, microfilm series M593, film 577, page 416 = 252 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line13141516171819
Dwelling-house number1530      
Family number1809      
NameDennis [?] Benjamin- Ellen- Mary- LaslieLeaf George- Ellinor [sic]- Laura T [?]
Age6560341837276/12
SexMFFFMFF
ColorWWWWWWW
OccupationPaper HangerKeeping House  Pattern Maker  
Real estate value       
Personal estate value       
Birthplace" [sc. Maryland]"""MassachusettsMaryland"
Father foreign born       
Mother foreign born       
Birth month if born within year      Nov
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   1  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...       

1880 census

[1880 US census, Maryland, Baltimore, 19th ward, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district 190, microfilm series T9, film 504, page 77 = 17 A handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) Elinora's name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension]
line34353637
street nameW Carrllton Ave
house number29   
dwelling visit #96   
family visit #120   
nameLeaf George- Elinora- LauraDeath [?] Martha
colorWWWB
sexMFFF
age35 [sic]251016
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeDaughterServant
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationMachinist + EngineerKeeps HouseAt schoolServant
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year  1 
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePennsylvaniaMarylandMarylandMaryland
father's birthplacePennaMdPennaMaryland
mother's birthplacePennaMdMdMd

death notice

[death notice, Sun (Baltimore MD), Tuesday 8 December 1891, page 2]
[transcribed 18 March 2015, from GenealogyBank]

LEAF.--Suddenly, on December 6 [?] 1891, GEORGE LEAF, aged 52 [?] years, beloved husband of Elenora Leaf.

Funeral services at his late residence, No. 1828 [? the last digit is especially hard to read] West Lexington street, this (Tuesday) afternoon, 8th inst., at two o'clock. Interment private.


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