91st PA: Jennings Alexander Mock

Jennings Alexander Mock

Name

He enlisted (probably in the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry) under the alias 'Jennings A Enock'. [sources: 9, 10, 12]

Before the war

He was born on 6 February 1843, in Saint Clair, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, to Andrew Mock and Rebecca Oldham. [date: 4, 8 (Feb 1842), 16; 2 (20 in 1864), 6 (20 in 1870), 7 (34 in 1880), 8 (57 in 1900), 11 (63 in 1906), 12 (63 in 1906), 14 (17 in 1860), 15 (6 in 1850), 17 (63 in 1906). place: 2, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17. parents: 14, 15, 16.

In 1850, he was living in St Clair Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Andrew and Rebecca Mock (presumably his parents), and with Thomas, Barbara, Catharine, and Mary Ann (presumably siblings), along with Amos Oldham. [source: 15]

In 1860, he was living in St Clair Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Andrew and Rebecca Mock (presumably his parents), and with Thomas, Barbara, Catharine, and Mary Ann (presumably siblings), along with Amos Oldham. He was a farm laborer, and had attended school within the year. [source: 14]

When he enlisted, he was a laborer. [source: 2]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 6 feet 1 inch tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and light hair. [source: 2]

In 1906, he was 6 feet 2 inches tall, and had a ruddy complexion, gray eyes, and gray hair. [source: 17]

During the war

He also served in company E of the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry. He was mustered in on 4 July 1863, at Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He served for eight months. He was discharged at the expiration of his term of service, on 20 February 1864, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. [sources: 9, 10, 11 (9 months), 12, 17]

He was a substitute. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 8 October 1864. He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Boil. He was a private in company I. [sources: 1, 2, 9, 11, 12, 17, 18]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He had served for nine months. He was a private, in company I. [sources: 1, 2, 9, 11, 12, 17, 18]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Elk, Delaware County, Iowa. He was a farm laborer, and owned $200 in real estate. He was living with a farmer. [source: 6]

In 1880, he was living in Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa. He was working on a farm. He was living with a farmer. [source: 7]

On 25 December 1880, he married Lucy Elizabeth Pierce, in York, Delaware, Iowa. They had one child, Mable Gertrude Mock, born 22 September 1881, in Edgewood, Clayton County, Iowa. [sources: 4, 16]

On 30 August 1889, he applied successfully from Washington for a pension. [source: 9, 10]

In 1891, he was a member of Washington Post 52, Grand Army of the Republic, at Hoquiam, Chehalis [Grays Harbor], Washington. He was Junior Vice Commander of the Post from 1889-1890. [source: 16]

He was divorced between 1881 and 1892. His ex-wife remarried, to Isaac Ray, about 1892, probably in Millville, Clayton, Iowa. [source: 16]

On 16 October 1893, he applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [source: 5]

In 1900, he may have been living in West Saint Clair Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. If so, he was a boarder, was divorced, and was a day laborer, who had been unemployed for six months in the previous year. [source: 8]

On 22 November 1906, he was admitted to the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. He had varicose veins. He was a Protestant, and was a farmer. He was widowed. He was receiving a pension of $12 per month. [sources: 11, 12, 17]

In 1907, he was present at the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, in Hampton, Virginia. He was receiving a pension of $12 per month. [source: 11]

At his own request, he was discharged from the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteers Soldiers, on 9 July 1907. He was then receiving a pension of $12 per month. [source: 12, 17]

He died on 27 March 1910, in Orting, Washington. He was buried at the Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery, in Orting, Pierce County, Washington. [sources; 3, 4, 13, 16]

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) (Jennings Mock)

2 company I, descriptive roll, #22 (Jennings Mock]

3 Civil War Veterans Buried at the Orting, Washington Cemetery (searched 25 March 2006) (Jennings Mock)

4 "Copeland, Harris, Lawrence, Neville, Pittman, Turner, Wheeler", a gedcom at Rootsweb, last updated 18 July 2005, viewed 25 March 2006 (Jennings Alexander Mock)

5 pension index, by name (Jennings Mock)

6 1870 US census, Iowa, Delaware County, Elk, microfilm series M593, film 387, page 107 = 3 handwritten (Jennings Mock)

7 1880 US census, Iowa, Delaware County, Honey Creek, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 158, microfilm series T9, film 336, page 461 B = 2 handwritten (Jennings Mock)

8 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, West St Clair Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 138 B = 7 handwritten (Jennings Mock)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (and second card) (Jennings A Mock alias Jennings A Enock)

10 pension index, by name (Jennings A Mock alias Jennings Enock)

11 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1907. Serial Set volume 5290, Session Vol. No.21, 60th Congress, 1st Session, House Document 210. Page 418 (JA Mock)

12 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1908. Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1908. Serial Set volume 5528, Session volume 118, 60th Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 1106. Nine relevant entries. page 398 (JA Mock)

13 Find a grave, memorial 5551374, added 18 June 2001, by Carolyn Farnum, accessed 4 July 2011 [identification is confirmed by reference in the memorial to his service in the 91st] (Jennings A Mock)

14 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clair Township, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 486 = 32 handwritten (Jennings A Mock)

15 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clair Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 173 verso = 546 handwritten (Jennings A Mock)

16 'Pacific northwest necrology - 2011 update, a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Loretta-Marie, updated 29 January 2011, accessed 4 July 2011 (Jennings Alexander Mock)

17 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Hampton, Registers, S, transcribed from Ancestry, image 1483, 4 July 2011 (Jennings A Mock)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)
1910 US census
HeritageQuest, FamilySearch indices (accessed 4 July 2011)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest, FamilySearch indices (accessed 4 July 2011)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 4 July 2011)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clair Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 173 verso = 546 handwritte]
line67891011121314
Dwellings visited195        
Families visited196        
NameAndrew MockRebecca MockThos MockBarbara MockCathar MockJennings A MockAmos MockHannah MockAmos Oldham
Age403516141064128
Sexmfmffmmfm
Color         
Occupation of males over 15 yearsBlksmith       Laborer
Real estate owned500        
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, St Clair Township, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 486 = 32 handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the unusual personal name, and his birthplace]
line2829303132333435
Dwelling number219       
Family number205       
NameAndrew MockRebecca "Thomas O "Barbara "Catharine AJennings AMary Ann MAmos Oldham
Age564727242017839
Sexmfmffmfm
Color        
OccupationFarm lab " "Serving"Farm Lab Weaver
Value of real estate owned1000      2000
Value of personal estate100       
Place of birth" [sc. Penn]"""""""
Married within year        
Attended school within year     11 
Cannot read & write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Iowa, Delaware County, Elk, microfilm series M593, film 387, page 107 = 3 handwritten]
line2122232425
Dwelling-house number17    
Family number16    
NameCanine Richard" Mary" SarahBlackburn ThomMock Jennings
Age5445171520
SexMFFMM
Color" [sc. W]""""
OccupationFarmerKeeping HouseAt home"Farm Laborer
Real estate value4,800   200
Personal estate value2,000    
BirthplaceN.J.Penn"""
Father foreign born     
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year  11 
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, Iowa, Delaware County, Honey Creek, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 158, microfilm series T9, film 336, page 461 B = 2 handwritten]
line30313233
street name    
house number    
dwelling visit #16   
family visit #18   
nameWood Lewis- ElizabethMock JenningsPierce Lucy
colorWWWW
sexMFMF
age33293423
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeServantServant
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationFarmerKeeping houseWorks on FarmDomestic
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year    
can't read    
can't write    
birthplaceIowaIowaPennIowa
father's birthplaceNYOhioPennIll
mother's birthplaceOhioOhioPennOhio

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, West St Clair Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 138 B = 7 handwritten]
line878889909192
street      
house number      
dwelling number198     
family number150     
namePenninger Harry- Lizzie- Levi- WilliamOldham AmosMock Jennings
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonBoarderBoarder
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMMM
birth dateJuly 1859Sept 1866Jan [?] 1893Dec 1894Mar 1821Feb 1842 [?]
age4038757957
married?MMSSWdD
# years married88    
mother of how many children? 2    
# of children living 2    
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year      
# years in USA      
naturalized citizen?      
occupationFarmer    Day Labor
# months not employed0    6
# months in school  7   
can readYesYesYes YesYes
can writeYesYesYes YesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYes YesYes
owned/rentedR     
free or mortgaged      
farm/houseF     
# of farm schedule115     

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 Jennings
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Register of the National Military Home

[US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Hampton, Registers, S, transcribed from Ancestry, image 1483, 4 July 2011]

17603
Jennings A Mock

MILITARY HISTORY
Time and Place of Each Enlistment.July 4 1863
Bedford Co Pa
October 8 1864
Chambersburg Pa
Rank.PrvtPrvt
Company and Regiment.E 21 Pa CavlyI 91 Pa Inf
Time and Place of Discharge.February 20, 1864
Chambersburg Pa
July 10 1865
Philadelphia Pa
Cause of Discharge.Expiration serviceExpiration service
Disabilities when Admitted to the Home. Varicose veins


DOMESTIC HISTORY
Where Born.Penna
Age.63
Height.6-2
Complexion.ruddy
Color of Eyes.gray
Color of Hair.gray
Read and writeyes
ReligionProt
Occupation.farmer
Residence Subsequent to Discharge.Washington DC
Married or Single.widower
Name and Address of Nearest Relative.daughter
Mrs Fred Schmunk [?]
Youham Iowa


HOME HISTORY.
Rate of Pension.Date of Admission Re-Admission and Transfer.Condition of Re-admission.Date of Discharge and Transfer.Cause of Discharge.Date of Death.Cause of Death.
12 November 12, 1906   July 9 1907 OR    

GENERAL REMARKS
PAPERS.
Admission PaperHon Franklin Murphy
Army Discharge 
Record of Service1
Pension Certificate892,090
EFFECTS[all blank]

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