91st PA: George Mettinger

George Mettinger

Before the war

He was born in October 1837, in Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 14; 5 (24 in 1861), 11 (32 in ?1870), 12 (22 in 1860), 13 (42 in 1880), 14 (62 in 1900), 15 (32 in 1870). place: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15]

During the war

He enlisted and mustered into service as a private on 16 November 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted for three years by Lieutenant Kayser, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was mustered by Lieutenant Kayser. He was a private, in company B. [sources: 1, 5, 6, 8 (Dec 61), 16, 17-18 (corp)]

He was promoted to corporal. [sources: 3, 5]

He was wounded on 13 December 1862 at Fredericksburg, Virginia. [sources: 1, 5]

On 8 September 1863, Sinex reported that he was in Philadelphia and able to rejoin the regiment, and requested his return. [source: 2]

On 10 May 1864, he began being absent, sick, at the Division Hospital. He was still absent later in May 1864. [source: 14]

On 14 October 1864, he was reported absent sick. [source: 9]

He mustered out when his term expired, in December 1864 (or July 1864?). He was a corporal, in company B. He had served for thirty-seven months. [sources: 1, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 16, 17-18]

After the war

In 1860, he was living in the 22nd ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (post office Germantown). He was a domestic, living with an inkeeper. [source: 12]

On 2 August 1870, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home. He was suffering from paralysis, but was not receiving a pension. [source: 11]

On 18 February 1878, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 8, 19]

In 1880, he was living at the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home, in Montgomery County, Ohio. He was a farm laborer, but had been out of work for twelve months in the previous year. He was single. [source: 13]

In 1882, he was present at the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home. [source: 11]

In 1890, he was living in the National Military Home, in Montgomery County, Ohio. He had a gunshot wound in his leg. [source: 7]

In 1900, he was living in the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home, in Montgomery County, Ohio. He was single. [source: 14]

On 25 December 1905, he died. He apparently died in the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home. He was receiving a pension of $12 per month. He was buried in the Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. [sources: 8 (1906), 16, 20]

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, 8 September 1863

3 list of non-commissioned officers, co.B (George Mettinger [2 entries])

4 company B [first] descriptive roll, entry 6 (George Mettinger)

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 30 May 2004 (George Mettinger)

6 company B, [second] descriptive book, entry 3 (George Mettinger)

7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Ohio, Montgomery County, National Military Home, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district N. M. Home, page 205 (George Mettinger)

8 pension index, by regiment (George Mettiger [sic])

9 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 14 October 1864 (Corpl Metting [?])

10 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 15 December 1864 (Corpl Mettinger)

11 Annual report of the Board of Managers of the National Soldiers Home, 30 December 1882 [for the fiscal year ending 30 June 1882]. Serial Set volume 2115, session volume 1, 47th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 13, page 378 (Geo Mettinger)

12 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 22nd ward (post office Germantn), microfilm series M653, film 1173, page 47 = 47 handwritten (Geo Metinger)

13 1880 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, National Military Home, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 169, microfilm series T9, film 1052, page 606 = 43 C handwritten (George Mittinger)

14 1900 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, Jefferson Township, Central Branch National Home for Disabled Volunteers, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 90, microfilm series T623, film 1308, page 198 = 19 B handwritten (George Mettinger)

15 monthly return, company B, May 1864 (Geo Mittinger)

16 Serial set, volume 5158, session volume 55, 59th congress, 2nd session, house document 276 (1907), Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1906. Washington: GPO, 1907. Page 424 (Geo Mettinger)

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

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

19 pension index, by name (George Mettiger)

20 Find a grave, memorial 990041, imported from US Veteran's Affairs, 25 Feb 2000, accessed 19 April 2015 (George Mettinger)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1870 US census
a D Mettinger was living in a Soldiers Home in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1870 (microfilm series M593, film 1394, page 22 = 44 handwritten, line 22)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
Ancestry index (accessed 19 Apr 15)

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George Mettinger in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 22nd ward (post office Germantn), microfilm series M653, film 1173, page 47 = 47 handwritten]
[He is living with Jas Scott, Innkeeper, and others]
line34
Dwelling number[322]
Family number[319]
NameGeo Metinger
Age22
SexM
Color 
OccupationDomestic [?]
Value of real estate owned 
Value of personal estate 
Place of birthdo [sc. Penn]
Married within year 
Attended school within year 
Cannot read & write 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 

1880 census

[1880 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, National Military Home, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 169, microfilm series T9, film 1052, page 606 = 43 C handwritten]
line39
street nameIowa Avenue
house number[21]
dwelling visit #[21]
family visit #[21]
nameMittinger George
colorW
sexM
age42
month born if born in year 
relationshipDisabled Soldiers Beneficiaries Natl House for D.V.S.
single1
married 
widowed/divorced 
married during year 
occupationFarm Laborer
months unemployed12
currently ill? 
blind 
deaf/dumb 
idiotic 
insane 
disabled1
school this year 
can't read 
can't write 
birthplacePenna
father's birthplacePrussia
mother's birthplacePrussia

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Ohio, Montgomery County, National Military Home, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district N. M. Home, page 205]
[line] 1
[house] 31
[family] 31
[name] George Mettinger
[rank] P.
[company] B
[unit] 91 Pa. In
[enlistment date] Apl 1 1861
[discharge date] July [blank] 1864
[length of service] 3 years, [blank] months, [blank] days
[post office address] Natl Mil Home O
[disability incurred] [illegible; looks like 'Poral r. sudc', with 'P-r-l r. s----' clear] G S Wd Leg
[remarks] Dis Exp term of service

1900 census

[1900 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, Jefferson Township, Central Branch National Home for Disabled Volunteers, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 90, microfilm series T623, film 1308, page 198 = 19 B handwritten]
line63
streetNew Jersey Avenue
house number[22]
dwelling number[25]
family number[22]
nameMettinger George
relationshipinmate
colorW
sexM
birth dateOct 1837
age62
married?S
# years married 
mother of how many children? 
# of children living 
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplaceGermany
mother's birthplaceGermany
immigration year 
# years in USA 
naturalized citizen? 
occupation 
# months not employed 
# months in school 
can readyes
can writeyes
speaks Englishyes
owned/rented 
free or mortgaged 
farm/house 
# of farm schedule 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 18 January 2015, from Fold3]


Mettiger, George
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corp. | Corp.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Mettinger, George

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 17 January 2015]

Mettinger George
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corp | Corp.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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