91st PA: Samuel A Mock

Samuel A Mock

Before the war

He was born on 15 March 1844, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, to Samuel Mock and Barbara Amsbaugh (or Almsbaugh). [sources: date: 17, 18; 3 (20 in 1864), 4, 7 (36 in 1880), 8 (56 in 1900), 10 (66 in 1910), 11 (75 in 1920), 13 (6 in 1850), 14 (15 in 1860), 15 (26 in 1870). place: 3, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15. parents: 9 (Almsbaugh), 13, 14, 15, 17 (Amsbaugh), 18 (Amsbaugh)]

In 1850, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Samuel and Barbara Mock and with Emanuel, Caty [?], and Elizabeth Mock (presumably siblings). [source: 13]

In 1860, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Samuel and Barbara Mock, and with Emanuel and Elizabeth Mock (presumably siblings). He was a farm laborer, and had attended school within the year. [source: 14]

When he enlisted, he was a laborer. (At some point before he enrolled, he was apparently a teacher, in the common schools.) [sources: 3, 17]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He was drafted. His service was credited to the sixteenth congressional district. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864. He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He was mustered in, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, as a private in company I. [source: 1, 3, 4, 12, 21-22]

He was discharged by general order on 30 or 31 May 1865. He was a private, in company I. [sources: 1, 2 (31 May), 3 (31 May), 4 (30 May), 12 (30 May), 17 (30 May), 21-22]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Samuel and Barbara Mock. He was a farm laborer. [source: 15]

On 12 February 1874, he married Martha Harbaugh. She was apparently his second wife. She was born on 30 April 1854. They had five children, four of whom were alive in 1900 and 1910.

[sources: 8, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19]

In 1880, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer, and had not been unemployed in 1880. He was living with his wife Martha, and children Howard, Charles, and Charlotte. [source: 7]

In 1890, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (post office Lovely). He was partially deaf. [source: 5]

On 19 August 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 6, 12]

In 1900, he was living in Lincoln Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer. He was living with his wife Martha, and children Charles, Charlotte, and Elbert. [source: 8]

In 1910, he was living in Lincoln Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Martha and children Lottie and Clayton. He was a farm laborer. [source: 10]

His final illness started about 1918. He stopped farming then. [source: 17]

In 1920, he was living in Lincoln Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Martha and children Lottie and Clayton. He was not working. [source: 11]

He died on 5 February 1923, at Alum Bank, [Bedford County,] Pennsylvania. He was living in Lincoln Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was buried at Mount Union Cemetery, Spruce Hollow, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was in the Grand Army of the Republic. He was an active Methodist, and was especially interested in the public schools. [sources: 9, 12, 17, 18, 20]

On 23 [?] February 1923 [?], his widow, Martha J Mock, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [source: 6]

In 1930, Martha J Mock, his widow, was living in Lincoln Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son Evert [?] and daughter Charlotte. [source: 16]

Martha J Mock died on 26 September 1930. She was buried at Mount Union Cemetery, Spruce Hollow, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 9, 19]

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) (Daniel A Mock)

2 company I, register of men discharged (Samuel A Mock)

3 company I, descriptive roll, #23 (Samuel A Mock)

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 20 March 2005 (Daniel A Mock; rolls have 'Samuel A')

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 91 (Samuel A Mock)

6 pension index, by name (Samuel A Mock)

7 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 237, microfilm series T9, film 1098, pages 343 B - 344 C = 14-15 handwritten (Samuel A Mock)

8 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Lincoln Township, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district [blank], microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 56 B = 4 handwritten (Samuel Mock)

9 'Mock, Hite, Ickes, Earnest, Colebaugh, Imler, Speese', a gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect (individual I00485 on 15 July 2012) (viewed June 2007, last updated 7 May 2000, contact Nancy Fisher) [Note: many other gedcoms on WorldConnect have similar information] (Samuel A Mock, Junior)

10 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Lincoln Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration disrict 20, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 199 A = 6 handwritten (Samuel Mock)

11 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Lincoln Township, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 22, microfilm series T625, film 1533, page 256 B = 2 handwritten (Samuel Mock)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Samuel A Mock)

13 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 260 verso = 518 handwritten (Samuel Mock)

14 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, post office St Clairsville, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 655 = 37 handwritten (Samuel Mock)

15 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, post office St Clairsville, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 697 = 18 handwritten (Samuel Mock)

16 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Lincoln Township, supervisor's district 17, enumeration district 5-21, microfilm series T626, film 1998, page 247 = 2 A handwritten (Martha J Mock)

17 obituary, Bedford Gazette, 9 February 1923 (Samuel A Mock)

18 Find a grave, memorial 25391629, created by A Seeker, added 19 March 2008, accessed 15 July 2012 (Samuel A Mock)

19 Find a grave, memorial 25391618, created by A Seeker, added 19 March 2008, accessed 15 July 2012 (Martha J Harbaugh Mock)

20 Pennsylvania death indices, 1923 (soundex = M200) ("200 Samuel A Mock Bedf Co [state file #] 24092 [date of death] 2/5") (Samuel A Mock)

21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Samuel S Mock)

22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Samuel A Mock)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania veterans burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 15 July 2012)
the card for Samuel Mock, buried in Bedford County, is for Samuel S Mock (B)
Applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 15 July 2012)

Display


Samuel A Mock in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Samuel A Mock in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 260 verso = 518 handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed below and his parents' names]
line789101112
Dwellings visited210     
Families visited211     
NameSamuel MockBarbara MockEmanuel MockSamuel MockCaty [?] MockElizabeth Mock
Age504286124
Sexmfmmff
Color      
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer     
Real estate owned600     
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]"""""
Married within year      
Attended school within year      
Over 20 & can't read/write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, post office St Clairsville, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 655 = 37 handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed below and his parents' names]
line2627282930
Dwelling number1034    
Family number987    
NameSamuel MockBarbara "Emanuel "Samuel "Elizabeth "
Age5553181513
Sexmfmmf
Color     
OccupationFarmer Farm Lab" " 
Value of real estate owned500    
Value of personal estate150    
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year   11
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, post office St Clairsville, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 697 = 18 handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed below and his parents' names]
line8910
Dwelling-house number121  
Family number121  
NameMock Samuel- Barbara- Samuel
Age656326
SexMFM
ColorWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping HouseFarm Laborer
Real estate value1000  
Personal estate value300  
Birthplace" [sc. Pennsylvania]""
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
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 1
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 237, microfilm series T9, film 1098, pages 343 B - 344 C = 14-15 handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed below and his spouse's name (e.g. in the pension index by name [entry 6 above])]
line501234
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #123123   
family visit #127127   
nameMock Samuel A- Martha- Howard Stanley [???]- Charles Ross [?]- Charlotte
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMF
age3626533
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeSonSonDaughter
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationFarmerKeeping house   
months unemployed0    
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year  1  
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennaPenna"""
father's birthplacePennaPenna"""
mother's birthplacePennaPenna"""

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 91]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 2
[house] 161
[family] 165
[name] Samuel A Mock
[rank] Private
[company] I
[unit] 91st Pa Inf
[enlistment date] Sept 21st 1864
[discharge date] May 30 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 8 months, 9 days
[post office address] Lovely, Bedford Co., Pa.
[disability incurred] Partial deafness
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Lincoln Township, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district [blank], microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 56 B = 4 handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the obituary and and his spouse's name (e.g. in the pension index by name [entry 6 above])]
line8182838485
street     
house number     
dwelling number71    
family number71    
nameMock Samuel- Martha J- Charles R- Charlotte- Elbert S
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughterSon
colorWWWWW
sexMFMFM
birth dateMar 1844Apr 1854Mar 1877Mar 1877Dec 1887
age5646232312
married?MMSSS
# years married2626   
mother of how many children? 5   
# of children living 4   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationFarmer School teacher Farm Labor
# months not employed0 0 0
# months in school    5 1/2
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO    
free or mortgagedF    
farm/houseF    
# of farm schedule56    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Lincoln Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration disrict 20, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 199 A = 6 handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the obituary and and his spouse's name (e.g. in the pension index by name [entry 6 above])]
line29303132
street    
house nr    
dwelling nr6   
family nr6   
nameMock Samuel- Martha- Lottie- E. Clayton
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSon
sexMFFM
colorWWWW
age66553322
marital statusM2M1SS
#years present marriage3636  
mother of # children 5  
mother of # living children 4  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated    
naturalized/alien    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationFarm laborerNoneNoneFarm Laborer
nature of industry etc.Home farm  Home farm
employer etc.W  W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No  No
# weeks out of work 19090  0
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09    
owned/rentedO   
owned free or mortagagedF   
farm/houseH [sic]   
nr on farm schedule    
civil war vetUA   
blind    
deaf & dumb    

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Lincoln Township, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 22, microfilm series T625, film 1533, page 256 B = 2 handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the obituary and and his spouse's name (e.g. in the pension index by name [entry 6 above])]
line74757677
street    
house numberFm   
dwelling visit number38   
family visit number39   
nameMock Samuel- Martha- Lottie- Clayton
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSon
own/rentO   
free/mortgaged (if owned)F   
sexMFFM
raceWWWW
age at last birthday75654232
marital statusMMSS
year of immigration    
naturalized/alien    
year of naturalization    
attended school since Sept 1919    
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language    
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language    
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language    
can speak EnglishYesYesYesYes
occupationnonenonenoneFarmer
industry, business   [illegible] general farm
employment status   OA
number of farm schedule   32

1930 census

[1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Lincoln Township, supervisor's district 17, enumeration district 5-21, microfilm series T626, film 1998, page 247 = 2 A handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the obituary and and his spouse's name (e.g. in the pension index by name [entry 6 above])]
line121314
street   
house number   
dwelling visit #27  
family visit #28  
nameMock Evert [?] A- Martha J- Charlotte
relationHeadMotherSister - H
owned/rentedO  
value or rent   
radio[blank]  
farmyes  
sexMFF
colorWWW
age427553
married?SWdS
age 1st marriage 28 
school/college since 9/29NoNoNo
can read & writeYesYesYes
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language   
immigration year   
naturalization   
can speak EnglishYesYesYes
occupationFarmerNoneNone
industryFarm  
worker classO  
at work yesterdayYes  
unemployment schedule #   
veteran?No  
war   
farm schedule #26  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 27 January 2015, from Fold3]


Mock Samuel S.
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Mock, Samuel A.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 28 January 2015]

Mock Samuel A
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Obituary

[obituary, Bedford Gazette, 9 February 1923, Samuel A Mock]
[thanks to Raona for giving me this transcription (e-mail, 14 July 2012)]

Once more death has invaded the ranks of the Grand Army of the Republic and called from labor to rest a member.

Samuel A. Mock, of Lincoln Township, passed peacefully to his final reward on Monday, Feb. 5, after an illness of five years duration. He was a son of Samuel and Barbara (Amsbaugh) Mock, pioneer of Lincoln Township and was born March 15, 1844. In early life he taught in the common schools, leaving the profession to serve his country in War of the Rebellion and enlisting in Company I, 91st Reg. Pa. Vol., from which he was honorably discharged May 30, 1865. He returned to his home and engaged in farming until five years ago when on accounty of failing health, he retired from active duties.

On February 12, 1874 he was united in marriage with Martha J. Harbaugh, who with the following children survives: Howard S. Mock of Lincoln Township; Charles R. Mock, Esq., of Bedford, Charlotte and Elberta C Mock, at home; one daughter, Sue, preceded him. He also leaves to survive him a sister, Mrs. Catharine Brown, of Lincoln Township.

He was an active member of the Methodist Church, always took an interest in the affairs of his local community, serving in any capacity which duty called him, and was especially concerned for the welfare of the public schools.

The funeral was held at his late home on Wednesday and interment in Mt. Union Cemetery. He has done his long drill, and has been called "Dismissed". Taps for him have been sounded and he is resting calm and free waiting to stand "God's Reville."


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