91st PA: Samuel S Mock

Samuel S Mock

Before the war

He was born in August 1828, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, to Adam Mock and Mary Eve [unknown surname]. [sources: date: 14; 2 (36 in 1864), 3 (51 on 26 June 1880), 5 (20), 6 (30), 7 (20), 11 (36 in 1860), 12 (42 in 1870), 13 (57 in 1880), 14 (71 in 1900), 17 (23 in 1850), 21 (78 yrs 10 mos at death). place: 2, 5, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 21 (near East Freedom, Blair County). parents: 3, 21]

On 13 September 1849, he married Hannah Stambaugh. They had seven children, five of whom were living in 1898, including these:

[source: 3, 17, 21]

In 1850, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was a laborer. He was living with his wife Hannah. They had been married within the year. [source: 17]

In 1860, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was a shoemaker, and owned $100 in real estate and $100 in personal property. He was living with his wife Hannah, their children William, Mary, Sarah, and Alice, and with George Carl. [source: 11]

When he enlisted, he was a shoemaker. [sources: 2, 5 (farmer), 7 (farmer)]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had hazel eyes, dark hair, and a fair complexion. [source: 2, 3, 5 (5'7-1/2", dark complexion), 7 (5'7-1/2", dark complexion)]

During the war

He was drafted. He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 21 September 1864, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, for one year. His enlistment was credited to the 16th congressional district. He was a private in company B. He reported for duty on 8 October 1864, and was part of a group of drafted men and substitutes forwarded from Biddle, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on 12 October 1864. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 22]

On the November/December muster roll, he is reported as owing $23.25 for losing his gun and accoutrements (2). He later reported that he had suffered an accidental back injury on 1 November 1864. While he and some other soldiers were carrying a log to build a tent (presumably to build wooden walls, using the tent as a roof), they dropped one end, knocking him down. He discovered his back injury after they carried him to his tent. He was treated in the camp hospital. Perhaps this is why Mock lost his gun then. [source: 3]

Although the regimental records don't mention any injury to him, Alva Bowen remembered seeing him injured, and described it years later in this way:

"I well remember that some time between the first + fifteenth of December 1864 our Command was on a raid on the Weldon Rail Road, and I saw claimant [sc. Samuel Mock] on said raid, and he was suffering from effects of an injury which he had received in his back some time in November 1864. When I saw him on the Weldon Rail Road raid he was unfit for service, was unable even to carry his gun or anything except his blanket and could only walk in a stuping [sic] position. I also saw him when he first recd the injury to his back in Nov. 94 + I asked him what ailed him and he said he had recd an injury to his back by assisting in carrying logs for winter quarters, by his comrades [sic] letting the one end of the log fall while he had the other end. When I saw him at the time of the Weldon Rail Road raid we were returning to our quarters near the Yellow House in front of Petersburg Va and he was scarcely able to get along, and I feared that he would not be able to reach Camp again." [source: 3]

He was discharged at Washington DC, in accordance with general order 94, War Department, on 20 May 1865. He had last been paid through 31 December 1864, and his clothing account had not been settled since he had enlisted--$51.82 had been advanced. He was mustered out effective 30 May 1865. He was a private, in company B. [1 (20 May), 2 (25 May), 4 (25 May), 6 (30 May), 8 (30 May), 22]

After the war

When he returned from the army, he was suffering chronic diarrhea (which he continued to suffer for many years), and "was broken down very much". He received a pension, certificate 388,180. He was a shoemaker and a farmer. [source: 3]

In 1870, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was a shoemaker, and owned $1,500 in real estate and $300 in personal property. He was living with his wife Hannah, and children William, Mary, Sarah, Alice, David, and Harry. [source: 12]

In 1880, he was living in King Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer. He was living with his wife Hannah and children Sarah, Alice, David, and Harry, and a granddaughter. [source: 13]

On 28 June 1880, he successfully applied for a pension. [sources: 9, 10]

Hannah Mock died on 23 August 1886. [source: 3]

Samuel Mock was married to Fanny Guyer on 20 December 1887, at St Clairsville, Pennsylvania, by E S Hassler. He was 59 years old, was a farmer, and lived in East Saint Clair Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She was 46 years old, had been born to Henry and Hether Guyer, and lived in South Woodbury Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. They had no children. [source: 3, 21]

In 1890, he was living in Waterside, South Woodbury Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He had a rupture and rheumatism. [source: 8]

In 1900, he was living in South Woodbury, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was apparently not working. He was living with his (second) wife Fannie, and her mother. [source: 14]

He again applied for a pension on 27 [?] February 1907. [source: 9]

Samuel S Mock died on 28 June 1907, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He died of paralysis. His obituary describs him as 'a kind father, a good citizen and an obligating neighbor', who 'will be missed in the community in which he lived'. He was buried in the Reformed Cemetery, in Osterburg, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. His grave has a Grand Army of the Republic marker and flag. [sources: 3, 9, 18, 19 (Trinity United Church of Christ Cemetery), 20, 21]

On 24 February [??--perhaps July?] 1907, Fanny Mock, his widow successfully applied for a pension. [source: 9, 10]

In 1908, Fanny Mock was 64 years old, and lived in Waterside, South Woodbury Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Samuel had left Fanny Mock $171.75 in personal property, and about 30 acres near Waterside; she also owned a small lot at the north end of Waterside. The properties had fences but no buildings. The income from the property was at most $50 to $75, and $24 was paid annually to Fanny Mock's mother as a dowry. It was also encumbered by a judgment in favor of Samuel B Fluke, which was originally about $350. [source: 3]

In 1910, his widow, Fannie Mock, was living in South Woodbury Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her mother. [source: 15]

In 1920, his widow, Fanny Mock, was living in Woodbury Borough, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. [source: 16]

Fanny Mock died on 25 September 1921. [source: 3]

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)

2 compiled service record, Samuel S Mock (copy supplied to me by Nancy Fisher) (consists of 8 muster roll summaries)

3 pension file, Fanny Mock, widow of Samuel S Mock, certificate 638519 (copy supplied to me by Nancy Fisher), including:

4 company B, register of men discharged (Saml S Mock)

5 company B, [second] descriptive roll, entry 67 (Samuel A Mock)

6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 2 Jun 2004 (Samuel S Mock)

7 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 27 (Samuel S Mock)

8 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, South Woodbury Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 94, page [3] (Samuel J [?] Rock)

9 pension index, by regiment (Samuel S Mock)

10 pension index, by name (Samuel S Mock)

11 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 643 = 25 handwritten (Samuel Mock)

12 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township (post office St Clairsville), microfilm series M593, film 1304, pages 704 = 31-32 handwritten (Samuel Mock)

13 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, King Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 326 [?], microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 197 C = 17 [?] handwritten (Samuel Mock)

14 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford, South Woodbury, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 32, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 172 A = 9 handwritten (Samuel Mock)

15 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, South Woodbury Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 29, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 14 B = 2 handwritten (Fannie Mock)

16 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Woodbury Borough, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 36, microfilm series T625, film 1533, page 143 B = 9 handwritten (Fanny Mock)

17 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, microfilm series M432, microfilm 751, page 258 (Samuel Mock)

18 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, Bedford County (Samuel Mock)

19 Find a grave, memorial 19803575, created by Kat, added 10 June 2007, accessed 15 July 2012 [including a picture of the headstone] (Samuel S Mock)

20 Pennsylvania death indices, 1907 ("Mock, Samuel S.; 85280; Bedford Co.; June 28.") (Samuel S Mock)

21 obituary, Martinsburg Herald, Martinsburg, PA, Friday, 5 July 1907 (Samuel S Mock)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed January 2008)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch (accessed 15 July 2012)

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1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, microfilm series M432, microfilm 751, page 258]
[identification is confirmed by the widow's certificate file]
line3132
Dwellings visited178 
Families visited179 
NameSamuel MockHannah Mock
Age2321
Sexmf
Color  
Occupation of males over 15 yearsLaborer 
Real estate owned  
Birthplace" [sc. Pennsylvania]"
Married within year11
Attended school within year  
Over 20 & can't read/write  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.  

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 643 = 25 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by the widow's certificate file]
line20212223242526
Dwelling number945      
Family number903      
NameSamuel MockHannah "William H "Mary "Sarah A "Alice M "Geo Carl "
Age3635954319
Sexmfmfffm
Color       
OccupationShoemaker      
Value of real estate owned100      
Value of personal estate100      
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year  11   
Cannot read & write 1     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township (post office St Clairsville), microfilm series M593, film 1304, pages 704 = 31-32 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by the widow's certificate file]
line343536373839401
Dwelling-house number229       
Family number229       
NameMock Samuel- Hannah- William- Mary- Sarah- Alice- David- Harry
Age42411817141163
SexMFMFFFMM
ColorWWWWWWWW
OccupationShoemakerKeeping House      
Real estate value1500       
Personal estate value300       
Birthplace" [sc. Pennsylvania]""""""Pennsylvania
Father foreign born        
Mother foreign born        
Birth month if born within year        
Marriage month if married within year        
Attended school past year  1111  
Can't read        
Can't write 1      
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, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, King Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 326 [?], microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 197 C = 17 [?] handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by the widow's certificate file]
line17181920212223
street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #165      
family visit #170      
nameMock Samuel- Hannah- Sarah- Alice- David- HarrySmith Jennie S
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFFMMF
age5750222015124
month born if born in year       
relationshipHusbandWifeDaughDaughSonSonGrand Daug
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationFarmerHouse KeeperDress MakerAt HomeFarm HandFarm Hand 
months unemployed    44 
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year       
can't read       
can't write 1  11 
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, South Woodbury Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 94, page [3]]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the regiment]

[line] 38
[house] 312
[family] 321
[name] Samuel J [?] Rock [as far as I can see, the 'R' is clear]
[rank] Private
[company] B
[unit] 91 Inft Pa
[enlistment date] 21 Sep 1864
[discharge date] 30 [?] May 1865
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] Waterside
[disability incurred] Rupture and Rheumatism
[remarks]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford, South Woodbury, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 32, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 172 A = 9 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; see the 1890 and 1910 census transcriptions]
line282930
street   
house number   
dwelling number161  
family number166  
nameMock Samuel- FannieGuyer Ester
relationshipHeadWifeMother in law
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateAug 1828July 1842Oct 1825
age715774
married?MMWd
# years married1313 
mother of how many children? 011
# of children living 06
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupation   
# months not employed   
# months in school   
can readYesYesNo
can writeYesYesNo
speaks EnglishYesYesYes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedM  
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, South Woodbury Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 29, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 14 B = 2 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by the widow's pension certificate file (entry #3 above)]
line9192
street  
house nr  
dwelling nr[40] 
family nr43 
nameMock FannieGuyer Ester
relationshipHeadMother
sexFF
colorWW
age6685
marital statusWdWd
#years present marriage  
mother of # children010
mother of # living children05
birthplacePennsylvaniaMaryland
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaMaryland
mother's birthplaceMarylandMaryland
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationOwn IncomeNone
nature of industry etc.Pension 
employer etc.  
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  

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Woodbury Borough, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 36, microfilm series T625, film 1533, page 143 B = 9 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by the widow's pension certificate file (entry #3 above)]
line90
street 
house numberX
dwelling visit number24
family visit number25
nameMock, Fanny
relationshipHead
own/rentUn
free/mortgaged (if owned) 
sexF
raceW
age at last birthday77
marital statusWd
year of immigration 
naturalized/alien 
year of naturalization 
attended school since Sept 1919 
can readYes
can writeYes
birth placePennsylvania
native language 
father's birthplacePennsylvania
father's native language 
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's native language 
can speak EnglishYes
occupationNone
industry, business 
employment status 
number of farm schedule 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 29 January 2015, from Fold3]


Mock, Samuel S.
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, Bedford County, Samuel Mock\ [transcribed from Ancestry, 15 July 2012]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
BEDFORD County
NAME MOCK, SAMUEL
DATE OF BIRTH NOT GIVEN
DATE OF DEATH NOT GIVEN
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE CIVIL WAR
ORGANIZATION(S) 91ST REGT. PA. VOL.
RANK NOT GIVEN
CEMETERY NAME REFORMED CEMETERY
[CEMETERY] LOCATION OSTERBURY, PA.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY NOT GIVEN
HEADSTONE TOMB STONE
INFORMATION GIVEN BY D.V.S.
DATE [blank]
REMARKS [blank]

obituary

[obituary, Martinsburg Herald, Martinsburg, PA, Friday, 5 July 1907, Samuel S Mock]
[provided by Mike Hengst, 6 October 2012--thanks!]

Samuel S. Mock, a well known citizen of our town died at his home at this place Friday, June 28, at the age of 78 years, 10 months, the cause of his death being paralysis. Deceased was born near East Freedom, Blair County, and was a son of Adam and Mary E. Mock. He was twice married, the first time to Hannah Stambaugh September 13, 1849. To this union seven children were born of which the following survive: Wm. H., of Conemaugh; Mary E., wife of James V Smith of Johnstown; Alice M., wife of Jacob H. Gaston of Lovejoy, Indiana County; David G., of Waterside, and Harry G., of Johnstown. Twenty-seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren, also one sister, Mrs. Pressel, of Altoona, survive. Mr. Mock served as a private in Company B., 91 PA Infantry in the Civil War. Twenty years ago Mr. Mock came to this town and married Fannie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Guyer (deceased) and took up housekeeping here. Mr. Mock was a kind father, a good citizen and an obligating neighbor, and will be missed in the community in which he lived. Funeral services were held at the late home on Saturday evening at 7 o'clock and Sunday morning his remains were taken to St. Clairsville and interred in the Reformed cemetery at that place.


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