91st PA: Nicholas Million

Nicholas Million

Name

The descriptive roll records his name as 'William Nicholas', but the third descriptive roll explicitly says that is an error for 'Nicholas Million' (4).

Before the war

He was born in June 1836 (12; 2 (27 in 1864), 3 (27 in 1864), 4 (27 in 1864), 5 (27 in 1864), 8 [57 in ?1894], 9 [57 in 1894], 10 [34 in 1870], 11 [43? in 1880], 12 [63 in 1900], 13 [73 in 1910], 14 [57 in 1894], 15 [57 in 1894], 16 [57 in 1894], 17 [57 in 1894], 18 [57 in 1894]). He was born in France (2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 [Germany], 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18).

He immigrated in 1863 (12).

When he enlisted, he was a clerk (2, 4, 5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, dark eyes, and light hair (2, 4, 5).

During the war

He was a substitute (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 7 October 1864, at Williamsport, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3, 4, 7). He was enlisted for one year, at Williamsport, Pennsylvania (2, 4, 5). His enlistment was credited to the 18th congressional district (2, 4, 5). He was a private in company B (1, 16, 17, 18, 19-20).

He was wounded on 27 October 1864 at Hatcher's Run, Virginia (1, 3, 5).

He was absent when the regiment mustered out (1, 3). He was a private, in company B (19-20). He was discharged on 27 August 1865 (7). He had served for eleven months (8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18).

After the war

On 12 September 1865, and again on 20 March 1907, he successfully applied for a pension (6, 7).

In 1870, he was living in the 18th ward of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois (10). He was living with his wife Louisa and their daughter Louisa (10). He was a confectioner (10).

In 1880, he was living at 2015 Franklin Avenue, St Louis, Missouri (11). He was a confectioner (11). He was living with his wife Louise, and their children Maddie [?], Josephine, Ferdinand [?], and John (11).

On 24 April 1894, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18). He was admitted from Missouri (8, 9, 14, 15). He had a gunshot wound of the shoulder (8, 9, 14). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month (8, 9, 14).

In 1894, he was present in the Western Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (14).

According to the 1900 census, he was married in 1884/1885 (12). If so, this is presumably a second marriage.

On 22 January 1896, he was discharged from the Western Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (8).

In 1898, he was present in the Northwestern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (9).

In 1900, he was living in the Northwest Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers , in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin (12).

In 1901, he was present, in the Northwest branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (15). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month (15). He had a gunshot wound (15).

In 1909 he was present in the Danville Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (16). He was then receiving a pension of $15 per month (16).

In 1910, he was living in the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Danville, Vermillion County, Illinois (13, 17). He was receiving a pension of $15 per month (17). He was widowed (13).

He died on 7 October 1913, apparently at the Danville Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (7, 18). He was then receiving a pension of $20 per month (18).

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) (Nicholas Million)

2 company B, [second] descriptive roll, entry 55 (William Nicholas)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 2 Jun 2004 (Nicholas Million)

4 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 16 (Wm Nicholas--error for 'Nicholas Million')

5 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 52 (Nicholas Million)

6 pension index, by name (Nicholas Million)

7 pension index, by regiment (Nicholas Million)

8 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1896. Serial Set volume 3516, session volume 40, 54th Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 46. Page 840. (Nich Million)

9 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1898. Serial Set volume 3785. Session volume 43, 55th Congress, 3rd Session. House Document 55. Page 385. (Nicholas Million)

10 1870 US census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, 18th ward, microfilm series M593, page 210, page 49 = 98 handwritten] (Nicholas Million)

11 1880 US census, Missouri, St Louis, supervisor's district 71, enumeration district 193, microfilm series T9, film 730, page 196 = 6 B handwritten (Nicholas Million)

12 1900 US census, Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Town of Wauwatosa [?], NW Branch, National Home for D.V.S., supervisor's district 4 [?], enumeration district 203, microfilim series T623, film 1807, page 278 = sheet 6 A handwritten (Nicholas Million)

13 1910 US census, Illinois, Vermillion County, Danville Township, National Home Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 134, microfilm series T624, film 329, page 169 = sheet 28 B handwritten (Nicholas Million)

14 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1894. Serial Set volume 3329, session volume 3, 53rd Congress, 3rd Session. House Miscellaneous Document 27 (in 2 parts). Page 747. (Nic Million)

15 Serial Set volume 4323, session volume 56, House document 39, Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1901, page 487 (Nich Million)

16 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1909. Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the Board for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1909. Serial Set volume 5817, Session volume 114, 61st Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 262. Page 422. (Nicholas Million)

17 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1910. Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report... fiscal year ended June 30, 1910. Serial Set volume 6058, Session volume 114, 61st Congress, 3rd Session, House Document 1078. Page 411. (Nicholas Million)

18 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1914. Serial Set volume 6875, Session volume 90, 63rd Congress, 3rd Session, House Document 1363. Page 391 (Nicholas Million)

19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Nicholas Million)

20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Nicholas)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed November 2005)
Find a grave
accessed 10 October 2010

1870 census

[1870 US census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, 18th ward, microfilm series M593, page 210, page 49 = 98 handwritten]
line161718
Dwelling-house number[456]  
Family number819  
NameMillion Nicholas- Louisa- Louisa J
Age34234/12
SexMFF
ColorWWW
OccupationConfectionerKeeping House 
Real estate value   
Personal estate value   
BirthplaceFranceSwitzerlandIllinois
Father foreign born111
Mother foreign born111
Birth month if born within year  Jan
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
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 ...   

1880 census

[1880 US census, Missouri, St Louis, supervisor's district 71, enumeration district 193, microfilm series T9, film 730, page 196 = 6 B handwritten]
line5678910
street nameFranklin Avenue
house number2015     
dwelling visit #12     
family visit #14     
nameMillion Nicholas- Louise- Maddie [?]- Josphine- Ferdinand [?]- John
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFFMM
age43 [?]32 [?]8752
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterSonSon
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationConfectionerKeeping houseAt SchoolAt School  
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  11  
can't read      
can't write      
birthplaceGermanySwitzerlandPennsylvaniaAlbany NYMissouriMissouri
father's birthplaceFranceSwitzerlandPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussia
mother's birthplaceFranceSwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerland

1900 census

[1900 US census, Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Town of Wauwatosa [?], NW Branch, National Home for D.V.S., supervisor's district 4 [?], enumeration district 203, microfilim series T623, film 1807, page 278 = sheet 6 A handwritten]
line21
street 
house number 
dwelling number 
family number 
nameMillion, Nicholas
relationshipMember
colorW
sexM
birth dateJune 1836
age63
married?M
# years married15
mother of how many children? 
# of children living 
birthplaceFrance
father's birthplaceFrance
mother's birthplaceFrance
immigration year1863
# years in USA36 [?]
naturalized citizen?Na
occupation 
# months not employed 
# months in school 
can readyes
can writeyes
speaks Englishyes
owned/rented 
free or mortgaged 
farm/house 
# of farm schedule 

1910 census

[1910 US census, Illinois, Vermillion County, Danville Township, National Home Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 134, microfilm series T624, film 329, page 169 = sheet 28 B handwritten]
line84
street 
house nr 
dwelling nr" [sc. Hospital]
family nr 
nameMillion, Nicholas
relationshipnone
sexM
colorW
age73
marital statuswd [?]
#years present marriage 
mother of # children 
mother of # living children 
birthplaceNo Information Obtainable
father's birthplace 
mother's birthplace 
immigrated 
naturalized/alien 
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationnone
nature of industry etc.none
employer etc. 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? 
# weeks out of work 1909 
can read 
can write 
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rented 
owned free or mortagaged 
farm/house 
nr on farm schedule 
civil war vetUA
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]


Million Nicholas
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 8 February 2015]

Nicholas William
Co. -, 91 Pennsylania Inf.
Pvt | -
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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