He was born on 4 November 1842, to Mason Matlack and Matilda Damond (11, 18; 6 (22 in 1861), 9 (28 in 1870), 10 (38 in 1880), 11 (57 in 1900), 18 (66 yrs 5 mos. 18 dys at death). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9, 10, 11, 18). He was probably born to Mason Matlack and Matilda [unknown family name] (20).
In 1850 he was living in ward 1, Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (20). He was living with his (presumed) parents Mason and Matilda Matlack (20). He had attended school within the year (20).
In 1860, he was living in the 20th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (21). He was a conductor, living in a hotel (21).
In 1860/61, he married Clementine [unknown family name] (11). They apparently had five children, including (9, 10, 11 (5 children 4 alive in 1900), 12 (5 children 5 alive in 1910)):
When he enlisted, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6).
He also served as sergeant in company H of the 18th Pennsylvania Infantry (8, 19, 23). He was mustered in on 24 April 1861 (23). He was discharged on 7 August 1861 (23).
He was enlisted on 24 September 1861 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 5, 6, 7). He was mustered into service as first lieutenant of company K on 25 November 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 5, 6, 23 [25 Sep], 26).
On 29 June 1862, he, along with the other commissioned officers in the regiment (except Colonel Gregory), signed a statement denying accusations that they were on the verge of open mutiny, that the regiment had been reduced to 400 men, and that Colonel Gregory was too lenient to Confederates and too harsh to men in the regiment (15).
He resigned on 19 January 1863 (1, 3, 4 [discharged on surgeon's certificate, 6 [discharged on surgeon's certificate], 7 [17 Jan], 23 [17 Jan]). He was first lieutenant of company K (26).
On 22 November 1863, his daughter, Laura C Matlack, died of convulsions (22). She was eighteen days old (22). She died at, or was buried from, 2018 Marshall Street, 20th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (22). She was buried at Monument Cemetery (22).
In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Clementine, his sons Louis and Elwood, and three other people (9). He was a clerk in a factory, and owned $300 in personal property (9).
In 1880, he was living at 1518 Swain [?], Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Clementine, his children Lewis, Elwood, Clemmie, and Eviline, and a boarder (10). He was a spring manufacturer (10).
He attended the 1884 meeting of the 91st's Survivor's Association (2).
In 1890, he was living at 736 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7).
On 5 February 1890, he was elected to the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (14, 23, 24). He had insignia number 7648 (23).
In 1900, he was living at 736 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Clementine, his daughter Clemmie and her family, and two servants (11). He was a spring manufacturer (11).
On 10 June 1907, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 19).
He died at 736 North 20th Street (his residence), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 3.10 AM on 22 April 1909, of pneumonia (duration 9 days), with chronic interstitial nephritis with cardiac degeneration contributing (18, 19, 25, 26). He was married (18). He was a merchant (18). He was buried at Mt Peace Cemetery, on 26 April 1909 (18, 25).
On 14 May 1909, his widow, Clementine T Matlack, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 19).
In 1910, his widow, Clementine Matlack, was living at 736 20th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). She was living with her daughter Clemmie and Clemmie's family, a boarder, and a servant (12). She was living on her own income (12).
In 1920, his widow, Clementine Matlack, was living at 736 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). She was living with her daughter Clemmie and Clemmie's husband, and two servants (13).
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) (Lewis T Matlack)
2 'The Ninety-First'. Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail, 20 December 1884, page 6 column 2. (LT Matlack)
3 Official army register (Lewis T Matlack)
5 company K, list of commissioned officers (Lewis T Matlack)
6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 11 April 2005 (Lewis T Matlack; rolls also have 'Matlock')
7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 24th division 15th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 282, page 2 (image 1587 of 2610 on Ancestry) (Lewis T Matlack)
8 pension index, by name (Lewis T Matlack)
9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1406, page 406 = 131 handwritten (Louis Matlack)
10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 253, microfilm series T9, film 1174, page 71 A = 9 handwritten (Lewis T Matlack)
11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 278, microfilm series T623, film 1458, page 179 A = 7 handwritten (Lewis T Matlack)
12 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 15th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 231, microfilm series T624, film 1391, page 127 A = 5 handwritten (Clementine Matlack)
13 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 15th ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 307, microfilm series T625, film 1621, page 247 B = 7 handwritten (Clementine Matlack)
14 "Original Companions of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States" (Lewis T Matlack)
15 'Ninety-first Pennsylvania Regiment'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 July 1862, page 2 (Lewis T Matlack)
16 'Camp Chase', Philadelphia Inquirer 30 November 1861 (JT Matlack)
17 'Departure of Col. Gregory's regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 22 January 1862 page 2 (JT Matlack)
18 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 22 April 1909, #10182 (Lewis Tass [?] Matlack)
19 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Lewis T Matlack)
20 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 1, microfilm series M432, film 806, page 31 = 61 handwritten (Lewis Matlack)
21 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20 microfilm series M653, film 1171, page 397 = 399 handwritten (Lewis Matlock)
22 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 22 November 1863, Laura C Matlack (Lewis T Matlack)
23 Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Register of the Commandery of the State of Pennsylvania April 15, 1865--September 1, 1902. Philadelphia, 1902. (Lewis Taws Matlack)
24 Register of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Compiled from the Registers and Circulars of the Various Commanderies by J. Harris Aubin. Boston: Published under the Auspices of the Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, 1 January 1906. (Lewis T Matlack)
25 Find a grave, memorial 44663809 (accessed 27 September 2010) (Lewis T Matlack) [identity is confirmed by the date of death and cemetery]
26 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Lewis T Matlack)
|Name||Mason Matlack||Matilda do||David do||Anetta do||Henry do||Lewis do||Samuel do||Mary do||Catharine Bowen S [?]||Edward O Prieri [?]|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||House Carpenter||Bleaching||Laborer|
|Real estate owned|
|Birthplace||do. [sc. Penna]||do||do||do||do||do||do||do||N.J.||Ireland|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Occupation||" [sc. Conductor]|
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Penna]|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Matlack Louis||- Clementine||- Louis||- Ellwood||Murray Mason||Dobbins Martha||- William|
|Occupation||Clerk in Factory||Keeps House||[illegible] Thread Maker||Domestic Servant|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||300|
|Birthplace||Penna||" "||" "||" "||" "||" "||" "|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year||Aug|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|| ||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|street name||Swain [?]|
|dwelling visit #||73|
|family visit #||73|
|name||Matlack Lewis T||- Clementine||- Lewis H||- Elwood C||- Clemmie||- Eviline||Geissine Kate|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Spring Manufact||Keeping House||Pattern Maker||At School||At School||At School||Shoe mfg|
|school this year||1||1||1|
|birthplace||do [sc. Penna]||do||do||do||do||do||do|
|father's birthplace||N Jersey||Penna||do||do||do||do||do|
|mother's birthplace||do [sc. Penna]||do||do||do||do||do||do|
|name||Matlack Lewis T||- Clementine||Lindauer John W||- Clemmie||- Lewis M||[illegible] Reno [?]||Pawny Mary|
|relationship||Head||Wife||Son in Law||Daughter||grandson||Servant||Servant|
|birth date||Nov 1842||Jan 1845||Dec 1870||Nov 1871||Nov 1895||Sept 1873||June 1881|
|# years married||39||39||7||7|
|mother of how many children?||5||2|
|# of children living||4||1|
|father's birthplace||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Maryland||North Carolina|
|mother's birthplace||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Maryland||North Carolina|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed||0||0||0||0|
|# months in school||0|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Matlack Clementine||Lindauer Clemmie||- John||- Lewis M||Cunningham Jane||Hoffman Jennie|
|relationship||Head||Daughter||Son in law||Grandson||Boarder||Servant|
|#years present marriage||18||18|
|mother of # children||5||2|
|mother of # living children||4||1|
|father's birthplace||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Ger - German|
|mother's birthplace||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Ger - German|
|occupation||Own Income||None||Purchasing Agt||None||None||Servant|
|nature of industry etc.||Locomotive W||Priv family|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09||Yes||Yes|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|
|street||N 20th St|
|dwelling visit number||54|
|family visit number||68|
|name||Lindauer John||- Clemmie||Matlack Clementine||Hamilton Elizabeth||Hendrickson Rosy|
|relationship||Head||Wife||Mother In Law||Servant||Servant|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||F|
|age at last birthday||50||48||73 [?]||52||60|
|year of immigration||Un|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language||English|
|mother's native language||English|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|industry, business||Steel [?] Co||Private||Private House|
|number of farm schedule|
I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from April 13, 1909 to April 22, 1909, that I last saw him alive on April 22, 1909 and that death occurred, on the date stated above at 3.10 A.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows;Chief, Pneumonia DURATION. 0 Mos. 9 Days