91st PA: John Henry Miller

John Henry Miller

Before the war

He was born in 1834/35 (4 (26 in 1861), 5 (20), 10 (26 in 1860), 11 (36 in 1870)). He was born in Massachusetts (10, 11).

In 1860, he was living in the 15th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with Eliza (presumably his wife), and Martha (presumably his child), along with Mary Silks (10). He was a moulder (10). He owned $300 in personal property (10).

When he enlisted, he was living at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 6 feet tall, and had a light complexion, light eyes, and light hair (4).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 10 September 1861 (1, 2, 4, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Charles Brown (4, private]). He was mustered in as a corporal in company H, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 5 [private], 13). He had gun 624 [?] (4).

He resigned (apparently from being corporal) on 26 April [1862] (2).

He was discharged at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 8 August 1862 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 3 [by order of Genl Montgomery], 4, 5 [Washington DC]). He was a private, in company H (13).

After the war

On 9 October 1865, he and others published an ad in the Philadelphia Inquirer supporting Jacob E Ridgway for State Senator in the second district (12).

In 1870, he was living in the 15th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with Eliza (presumably his wife), and Martha, William F, and Ella V (presumably their children) (11). He was an iron moulder (11). He owned $200 in personal property (11).

He left his home in Philadelphia about 1878, claiming he was going to Salem or to Roanoke, Virginia (9). In 1894, his friends had not heard from him, and the Pension Bureau was trying to get information about him (9).

On 4 February 1908 [?], his widow, Eliza A M Bradley, applied unsuccessfully from Washington DC for a pension (6, 8).

In 1910, his widow, Eliza Ann Bradley, was living at 908 B Street, Washington, DC (7). She was living with her sister Nellie Whitney [?] (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) (John H Miller)

2 company H, list of non-commissioned officers (John H Miller)

3 company H, register of men discharged, #19 (John H Miller)

4 company H, descriptive roll, #4 (John P Miller)

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 4 March 2005 (John H Miller)

6 pension index, by name (John H Miller)

7 1910 US census, District of Columbia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 59, microfilm series T624, film 151, page 26 = 6 B handwritten (Eliza Ann Bradley)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (John H Miller)

9 'Information wanted'. Journal of the Twenty-Eighth National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, Pittsburgh, Pa., September 12th and 13th, 1894. Boston MA: E B Stillings & Co., 1894. Page 401 (John Henry Miller)

10 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 15th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1165, page 485 = 45 handwritten (Jno H Miller)

11 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 15th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1400, page 127 = 49 handwritten (John H Miller)

12 [support for Jacob Ridgway for Pennsylvania state senator], Philadelphia Inquirer 9 October 1865, page 8 (John H Miller)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

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1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 15th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1165, page 485 = 45 handwritten]
line22232425
Dwelling number317   
Family number345   
NameJno H. MillerEliza "Martha "Mary Silks
Age2622218
Sexmfff
Color    
OccupationMoulder   
Value of real estate owned    
Value of personal estate300   
Place of birthMassEnglandPaIreland
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 15th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1400, page 127 = 49 handwritten]
line3031323334
Dwelling-house number316    
Family number383    
NameMiller John H.- Eliza A.- Martha- William F- Ella V
Age36311197
SexMFFMF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationIron moulderKeeping HouseAttending SchoolAttending SchoolAttending School
Real estate value     
Personal estate value200    
BirthplaceMassachusettsEnglandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born1    
Mother foreign born11111
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year  111
Can't read     
Can't write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...     

1910 census

[1910 US census, District of Columbia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 59, microfilm series T624, film 151, page 26 = 6 B handwritten]
line5556
streetB St
house nr[908] 
dwelling nr[87] 
family nr104 
nameBradley Eliza AnnWhitney [?] Nellie [illegible]
relationshipHeadSister
sexFF
colorWW
age7140
marital statusWdWd
#years present marriage  
mother of # children52
mother of # living children20
birthplaceEngland EngPennsylvania
father's birthplaceEngland EngIreland Eng
mother's birthplaceEngland EngEngland Eng
immigrated1845 
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationDressmakerAuthoress
nature of industry etc.  
employer etc.OAOA
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  
# weeks out of work 1909  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedR 
owned free or mortagaged  
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 John H.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corp | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

information wanted

['Information wanted'. Journal of the Twenty-Eighth National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, Pittsburgh, Pa., September 12th and 13th, 1894. Boston MA: E B Stillings & Co., 1894. Page 401]
[p.400]
Information Wanted.
...

By George T. Dudley, Pension Bureau, Washington, D.C., concerning John Henry Miller, Company H, Ninety-first Pennsylvania [p.401] Volunteers, who left his home in Philadelphia about 1878 and said he was going to Salem or Roanoke, Virginia, since which time he has not been heard from by his friends.


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