91st PA: William H Jefferson Miller, alias Jefferson Miller

William H Jefferson Miller, alias Jefferson Miller

Name

While in the 91st Pennsylvania, he went by "Jefferson Miller" (3).

Before the war

He was born in May 1843 (7; 2 (20 in 1863), 7 (51 in 1900), 8 (66 in 1910)). He was born in Pennsylvania (7) or New Jersey (8).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 2). He was mustered into service as a private in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 17 July 1863 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 5). He was in companies B and I (4, 5 [D + I]).

He was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania to the 91st Pennsylvania on 1 June 1865 (1, 2, 3 [has 8 Apr 1865?]). He was a private in company F of the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 10).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 2, 3, 5). He was a private, in company F (10).

After the war

In 1865/66, he married Jennie Graham (7, 8, 9). In 1900 and 1910, she reported having had two children, one of whom was alive (7, 8).

In 1890, he was living at 2000 South 5th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3).

On 5 March 1892, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 5).

In 1900, he was living at 2009 South 6th Street, ward 39, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Jennie, daughter Mary G Walker and her husband, and a grandson (7). He was a pipe cutter (7).

On 20 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (5).

In 1910, he was living at 1311 Ruby Street, ward 40, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Jennie, daughter Mary G Walker and her husband, and a grandson (8). He was a pipe cutter at an iron foundry (8).

On 14 April 1913, his wife died (9). They were living at 1311 South Ruby Street, ward 40, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). She was buried at Fernwood Cemeter (9).

He died on 7 March 1918, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 6). He was buried in Fernwood Cemetery, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (6). Funeral services were held at 1311 South Ruby Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6). Members of the Stephen Girard Lodge Number 450 Free and Accepted Masons, Harmony Council Number 53 O of L A; William G Warden Beneficial Association, and veterans of companies D 118th PA and F 91st PA were invited to attend the funeral (6).

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) (Jefferson Miller)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Jefferson Miller)

3 1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 35, page 1 (image 171 on Ancestry), line 3 (William H Jefferson Miller alias Jefferson Miller)

4 pension index, by name (Jefferson Miller)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Jefferson Miller)

6 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 9 March 1918, page 7 (William N J Miller)

7 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 39, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 987, microfilm series T623, film 1479, page 151 = 8 B handwritten (William J Miller)

8 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 40, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1036, microfilm series T624, film 1410, page 90 = 1 A handwritten (William N J Miller)

9 Philadelphia death certificate, Jennie Graham Miller, 14 April 1913

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

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Jefferson Miller in the 91st PA database

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 35, page 1 (image 171 on Ancestry), line 3)]
[line] 3
[house] 154
[family] 154
[name] William H Jefferson Miller alias Jefferson Miller
[rank] Priv.
[company] F
[unit] 91 [?] Pa V I
[enlistment date] 8 Apr 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] 2000 S 5th St., Phila., Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

The people living at 2000 S 5th Street were William H Kane (laborer), James Howarth (moulder), and Anna Howarth.

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 39, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 987, microfilm series T623, film 1479, page 151 = 8 B handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by the fact that this is obviously the same family as in the 1910 census transcribed below]
line6768697071
streetSo 6 St
house number2009    
dwelling number136    
family number176    
nameMiller William JJennie GWalker Mary GCharles HBeech W. Walter
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSon-in-lawGrandson
colorWWWWW
sexMFFMM
birth dateMay 1843Oct 1850Apr 1870Apr 1864Jan 1890
age5149303610
married?MMMM2
# years married34341313 
mother of how many children? 20  
# of children living 10  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaDelawarePennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaDelawarePennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaDelawarePennsylvania
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationPipe Cutter  Rope MakerAt school
# months not employed0  0 
# months in school    10
can readYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedR    
free or mortgaged     
farm/houseH    
# of farm schedule     

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 40, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1036, microfilm series T624, film 1410, page 90 = 1 A handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by the address, which matches the address in his death notice, transcribed below]
line1718192021
streetRuby Street
house nr1311    
dwelling nr5    
family nr5    
nameMiller William N. J.- Jennie G.Walker Mary G.- Charles H.Beech William
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSon in lawGrandson
sexMFFMM
colorWWWWW
age6660404620
marital statusM1M1M1M1S
#years present marriage44442424 
mother of # children 20  
mother of # living children 10  
birthplaceNew JerseyIreland EnglishPennsylvaniaDelawarePennsylvania
father's birthplaceNew JerseyIreland EnglishNew JerseyDelawarePennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaIreland EnglishIreland EnglishDelawarePennsylvania
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationPipe CutterHouseworkHouseworkRope MakerCashier
nature of industry etc.Iron FoundryHomeHomeCordage Manf.Telephone Co
employer etc.W  WW
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No  NoNo
# weeks out of work 1909none  nonenone
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09    no
owned/rentedO    
owned free or mortagagedM    
farm/houseH    
nr on farm schedule     
civil war vet     
blind     
deaf & dumb     

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 19 January 2015, from Fold3]


Miller Jefferson
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also 118 Pa Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate, Jennie Miller

[Philadelphia death certificate, Jennie Graham Miller, 14 April 1913]
[transcribed 13 March 2011, from Footnote]
[identity is confirmed by her address, which matches the address in his death notice transcribed below]

CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.
File No. [blank]
Registered No. 9663
1. PLACE OF DEATH
County of PHILADELPHIA,
City of PHILADELPHIA.
Registration District No. 1.
Primary Registration District No. [blank]
(No. 1311 So. Ruby St.; 40 Ward.)
2. FULL NAME Jennie Graham Miller
PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Female
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Married
6. DATE OF BIRTH Oct 31 1849
7. AGE 63 yrs. 5 mos. 14 ds.
8. OCCUPATION Housewife
9. BIRTHPLACE Ireland (British Isles)
10. NAME OF FATHER Joseph Hamilton Graham
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Ireland
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Jennie Graham
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Ireland
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
(Informant) Wm F. Berheustock [?]
(Address) 1639 Girard Ave
15. Filed APR 16 1913
[blank], Local Registrar
MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH April 14 1913
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Dec 17 1912, to Ar 14 1913, that I last saw her alive on Apr 14 1913, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 12.30 P.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: Gangrene Senilis
(Duration) [blank] yrs. [blank] mos. 21 ds.
Contributory [blank]
(Signed) Wm F. Berheustock M.D.
Apr 14 1913 (Address) 1639 Girard Ave
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (FOR TRANSIENTS OR RECENT RESIDENTS).
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Fernwood
DATE OF BURIAL Apr 17 1913
20. UNDERTAKER Oliver H Bair
ADDRESS 1820 Chestnut

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 9 March 1918, page 7, WIlliam N J Miller]

MILLER--March 7. WILLIAM N. J. MILLER, husband of late Jennie G. Miller. Relatives and friends, also Stephen Girard Lodge No. 450, F. and A.M.; Harmony Council No. 53. O. of L.A.; Wm. G. Warden Beneficial Assoc; and veterans of Company D, 118th Regt., and Company F, 91st Regt. of Penna Inf. of Civil War, invited to services, Mon. 3 P.M., 1311 S. Ruby St. Int. Fernwood Cem. Remains may be viewed Sun. eve.


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