91st PA: Henry Linkerman

Henry Linkerman

Before the war

He was born in 1822/23, in Germany. [sources: date: 5 (39 in 1862). place: 5]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. [source: 5]

During the war

He may have served for three months in company G of the 9th Pennsylvania Infantry [source: 16]

On 16 September 1861, Henry Lingman was mustered in as a private in company A of the 47th Pennsylvania Infantry. (This company recruited at Easton, Northampton County, Pensylvania.) Since the index to the compiled service records links him to the 90th Pennsylvania (sic; presumably 91st?), I suspect this is the Henry Linkerman who served in the 91st. [sources: 13, 14, 15, 25]

According to a letter of 16 September 1864, he was transfered to the 91st from the 47th Pennsylvania Infantry on 19 March 1862, and had enlisted in the state service at Easton Pennsylvania on 18 August 1861, and in the US service at Camp Curtin, near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on 15 September 1861. No paperwork was sent with him; perhaps that is why he was reported as mustered in, rather than transferred. [source: 2]

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 19 March 1862. He enlisted at Washington, DC. He was mustered in as a private in company D, at Washington, DC. [sources: 1, 5, 9, 23, 24, 25]

He deserted at Mayersville, Virginia, on 30 June 1863, while on the march to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. [source: 3]

According to the plaque on the Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg, he fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [source: 8]

On 11 March 1864, he was reported returned from desertion. [source: 6]

According to the 9 October 1864 consolidated morning report, Linkerman was discharged when his term expired. I suspect this was an error overlooking the time he was absent because he had deserted. [source: 7]

He mustered out at Bealton, Virginia, on 1 or 15 March 1865 when his term expired. He was a private, in company D. [sources: 1 (15 Mar), 4 (1 Mar), 5 (15 Mar), 9, 23, 24, 25]

After the war

Note on identification

Here are three possible candidates. The third is a strong candidate (and I have transcribed records below), but the Henry Lingaman whose son Nicholas was married in Easton in 1861 (#4) is also a very good candidate, since Henry Lingaman was mustered into the 47th Pennsylvania at Easton.



(1) Henry J Lingerman of Wisconsin

Henry J Lingerman, born in May 1833, in Germany, lived in Wisconsin. However, he is not the Henry Lingerman who served in the 91st, since the 1890 veterans schedules report him as having served in the 28th Wisconsin Infantry.

1890 US census, veterans schedules, Wisconsin, Walworth, Whitewater, microfilm series M123, film 111, page 7 (FamilySearch, indexed under 'Henry Lingermier')
Henry Lingerman [the family name is hard to read between 'm' and 'n'], private D 28 Wis Inf, 15 Aug 1862 to Feb 1863 (served 6 months), had rheumatism for 27 years, discharged on surgeons certificate
1900 US census, Wisconsin, Walworth County, Whitewater City, ward 3, e.d. 103, microfilm series T623, film 1821, page 358 = 6 B handwritten (FamilySearch)
Henry J Lingerman, born May 1833, Germany, married 35 years, immigrated 1854, naturalized, no occupation listed, with wife Mary (Jan 1843, Germany, 5 children, 4 living), and daughtres Annie E (born Feb 1868, Wisconsin), Rose M (born May 1872, Wisconsin), and Katherine E (born May 1874, Wisconsin)



(2) Henry Lingerman, 51 PA Infantry

Henry Lingerman served as a corporal in company H of the 51st Pennsylvania Infantry; he applied successfully for a pension on 1 November 1875, and his widow Sarah A Lingerman applied unsuccessfully for a pension on 14 October 1878.

pension index by unit, Henry Lingerman, H 51 PA Inf
accessed 30 November 2014, on Fold3
pension index, by name, Henry Lingerman, widow Sarah A Lingerman
accessed 30 November 2014, on Ancestry


(3) Henry Mann Lingerman, 1812-1886, Philadelphia PA

Henry Mann Lingerman was born on 12 November 1812, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He married Ann [unknown family name]. On 26 January 1880, his wife, Ann J Lingerman, died. She was buried in American Mechanics Cemetry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On 8 October 1886, he died, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, of cerebral effusion. On 12 October 1886, he was buried, in American Mechanics' Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

newspaper death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer Tuesday 12 October 1886, page 5 (Henry M Lingerman)
Find a grave, memorial 96040554, created 26 August 2012, by joyce collins (accessed 29 November 2014) (Henry M Lingerman)
Find a grave, memorial 96040495, created 26 August 2012, by joyce collins (accessed 29 November 2014) (Ann J Lingerman)
1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 4, microfilm series M432, film 806, page 274 verso = 548 handwritten (FamilySearch, accessed 30 November 2014) (Henry Lingerman)
In 1850, he was living in ward 4, Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his (presumed) wife Ann, and their (presumed) children John, Joseph, and Conrad. He was an engineer, and owned $1,000 in real estate.
1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, southwest division, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 393 = 99 handwritten (FamilySearch, accessed 30 November 2014) (Henry Lingerman)
In 1860, he was living in ward 18, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his (presumed) wife Ann, and their (presumed) children John, Joseph, and Conrad. He was an engineer, and owned $1,000 in real estate and $200 in personal property.
1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, district 53, microfilm series M593, film 1403, page 181 verso = 38 handwritten (FamilySearch, accessed 30 November 2014--indexed under 'Lingermans', but the apparent 's' is just a curl of the 'H' in 'Henry')] (Henry Lingerman)
In 1870, he was living in ward 18, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his (presumed) wife Ann, and their (presumed) children John and Joseph. He was an engineer, and owned $900 in real estate, and $150 in personal property.
1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series T9, film 1177, enumeration district 327, page 43 B = 2 handwritten (FamilySearch, accessed 30 November 2014) (Henry M Lingerman)
In 1880, he was living at 1034 Marlborough Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his son Joseph E and Joseph's wife Sarah. He was a gentleman (that is, wasn't working).
transit permit, in death certificates, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Henry Mann Lingermann, 8 October 1886, Atlantic City (FamilySearch, accessed 30 November 2014) (Henry Mann Lingermann)
abstract in New Jersey deaths and burials, 1720-1988, available on FamilySearch (accessed 30 November 2014) (Henry M Lingerman)



(4) Henry Lingaman married Elizabeth
'Henry Lingaman', in 'Lingaman family tree' (an Ancestry family tree, owner dianemiller801, accessed 4 December 2014) (Henry Lingaman)
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania church and town records, reel 532, St John's Lutheran Church (Henry + Elizabeth Lingaman)
On 8 February 1861, his son Nicholas maried Maria Keiper, at St John's Lutheran Church, Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Nicholas was born to Henry and Elizabeth Lingaman.

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, Sellers to Thomas, 16 September 1864

3 company D, register of deserters (Henry Linkerman)

4 company D, register of men discharged ("reorganization" page) (Henry Linkerman)

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 9 August 2004 (Henry Linkerman)

6 consolidated morning report, 11 March 1864 (Linkerman)

7 consolidated morning report, 9 October 1864 (Priv Linkerman)

8 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Henry Linkerman)

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Lingarman)

10 to 12 see the note on identification above

13 Bates, History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, volume 1, page 1160 (accessed 30 November 2014, on Making of America) (Henry Lingaman)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Lingaman, A 47th PA)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Lingeman, A 47th PA)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Lingemann, G 9th PA)

17 to 22 see the note on identification above

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

24 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Linkhermen)

25 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Linkerman)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007, and again 29 November 2014 (searching for either Linkerman or Lingerman))
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index, searched for Henry Lingerman or Henry Linkerman (accessed 29 November 2014)
Headstones provided for deceased Union civil war veterans 1879-1903
Ancestry index, searched for Henry Lingerman or Henry Linkerman (accessed 29 November 2014)
US headstone applications for military veterans, 1925-1963
Ancestry index, searched for Henry Lingerman or Henry Linkerman (accessed 29 November 2014)
Bates, History of Pennsylvania Volunteers
not in Bates roster for company I of the 47th Pennsylvania Infantry (accessed 30 November 2014)
I did not see him in Bates' roster of the 90th Pennsylvania (accessed 30 November on Making of America)

Display



Henry Linkerman 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 29 November 2014, from Fold3]


Lingarman Henry
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Linkerman Henry

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 30 November 2014, from Fold3]

Lingaman, Henry
Co. A, 47 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Lingeman Henry

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 30 November 2014, from Fold3]

Lingeman, Henry
Co. A, 47 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 90" [sic] Pa. Vols

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 30 November 2014, from Fold3]

Lingemann, Henry
Co. G, 9 Pennsylvania Infantry.
(3 Months, 1861.)
Pvt | Pvt
See also

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 5, transcribed 1 December 2014]

Linkherman Henry
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Linkerman Henry

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 6, transcribed 1 December 2014]

Linkhermen, Henry
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Linkerman Henry

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 7, transcribed 1 December 2014]

Linkerman Henry
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 47 Pa I

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

47th PA in Bates

[Bates, History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, volume 1, page 1160 (accessed 30 November 2014, on Making of America)]

FORTY-SEVENTH REGIMENT
COMPANY A. RECRUITED AT EASTON, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY. [see page 1158]

NAME. Lingaman, Henry
RANK. do [sc. Private]
DATE OF MUSTER INTO SERVICE. Sept. 16, '61
TERM--YEARS. 3
REMARKS. Transferred to 90th [sic] regiment P.V.

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 4, microfilm series M432, film 806, page 274 verso = 548 handwritten (FamilySearch, accessed 30 November 2014)]
[identification is very probably wrong--see the note on identification above]
line910111213
Dwellings visited484    
Families visited536    
NameHenry LingermanAnn "John "Joseph "Conrad "
Age343313119
SexMFMMM
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 yearsEngineer    
Real estate owned1000    
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year  111
Over 20 & can't read/write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, southwest division, microfilm series M653, film 1168, page 393 = 99 handwritten (FamilySearch, accessed 30 November 2014]
[identification is very probably wrong--see the note on identification above]
line2223242526
Dwelling number690    
Family number751    
NameHenry LingermanAnn "John "Joseph "Conrad "
Age4545212018
Sexmfmmm
Color     
OccupationEngineer Roller in R Millworks " " "app cutler
Value of real estate owned$1000    
Value of personal estate$200    
Place of birth" [sc. Pennsylvania]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write w   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 18, district 53, microfilm series M593, film 1403, page 181 verso = 38 handwritten (FamilySearch, accessed 30 November 2014--indexed under 'Lingermans', but the apparent 's' is just a curl of the 'H' in 'Henry')]
[the entry in the second enumeration (FamilySearch) adds that the address is 217 [?] Waldorf [?] St)]
[identification is very probably wrong--see the note on identification above]
line891011
Dwelling-house number347   
Family number387   
NameLingerman HenryAnnJohnJos
Age55502725
SexMFMM
ColorWWWW
OccupationEngineerKeeping HouseRoller Iron MillRoller Iron Mill
Real estate value900   
Personal estate value150   
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born 1  
Mother foreign born 1  
Birth month if born within year    
Marriage month if married within year    
Attended school past year    
Can't read 1  
Can't write 1  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 11
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...    

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series T9, film 1177, enumeration district 327, page 43 B = 2 handwritten (FamilySearch, accessed 30 November 2014)]
[identification is very probably wrong--see the note on identification above]
line293031
street nameMarlborough
house number1034""
dwelling visit #13  
family visit #15  
nameLingerman Joseph E" Sarah T" Henry M
colorWWW
sexMFM
age373667
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeFather
single   
married11 
widowed/divorced  1
married during year   
occupationIron workerKeeping houseGentleman
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePhilaPhilaPhila
father's birthplacePhilaNew JerseyAmsterdam
mother's birthplacePhilaNew JerseyPhila

death notice

[newspaper death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer Tuesday 12 October 1886, page 5, Henry M Lingerman (accessed on GenealogyBank, 29 November 2014)]
[identification is very probably wrong--see the note on identification above]

LINGERMAN.--Atlantic City, on October 8th, HENRY M. LINGERMAN, aged seventy-four years.

The relatives and friends, also Northern Liberties Lodge, No. 17, I.O of O.P.; Decatur Council, No. 36, O.U. A.M., Last-Man Council, O.U.A.M., are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this afternoon. Interment at American Mechanics' Cemetery. Services at chapel at 1 o'clock.'

transit permit

[transit permit, in death certificates, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Henry Mann Lingermann, 8 October 1886, Atlantic City (FamilySearch, accessed 30 November 2014)
[identification is very probably wrong--see the note on identification above]


Born at Phila
ISSUE OF '86
STATE OF NEW JERSEY.
TRANSIT PERMIT.
2411
County of Atlantic
Atlantic City Oct 11, 1886

Permission is hereby given to remove the remains of Henry Mann Lingermann aged 73, who died at Atlantic City on Oct 8 1886; the cause of death being Cerebral Effusion and a Transit Permit being asked for Burial at O.U.A.M. Cemetary, Pila, in the State of Pa.

Name of Undertaker or person in charge of the Tranit, Evan Jeffries.

(Signed by) S. Donngman [illegible]
[illegible]
Atlantic City N.J.

marriage record, Nicholas Lingaman

[Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania church and town records, reel 532, St John's Lutheran Church]
[transcribed 4 December 2014, from Ancestry, image 692 of 1446, in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, church and town records]
1861.
Whole No.4. 
Time when married.Feb. 8th 
Place where married.Parsonage 
Names of the Parties.Nicholas LingamanMaria Keiper
Names of the Parents.Henry + Elizabeth L.Reuben + Susan K.
State of the Parties.Laborer 
Places of their Birth.GermanyHecktown
Places of their Residence.Easton"

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