91st PA: William Mock

William Mock

Before the war

He was born on 29 September 1836 (6, 10, 13; 5 (27 in 1864), 8 (44 in 1880), 11 (38 in 1870), 14 (13 in 1850)). He was born in Lincoln Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (5, 6, 10, 11, 13, 14). He was born to John C Mock and Annie A Allison (6).

In 1850, he was living with his parents in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (14).

In 1858, he married Sarah Ellen Blackburn, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania (6, 13). They had thirteen children (6, 8, 10, 13):

In 1860, he and his family were living in St Clair Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (15). He was a farm laborer, with $100 in personal property (15).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (5).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 5). His service was credited to the sixteenth congressional district (5). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864 (1, 3, 5). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (5). He was a private in company I (1, 21).

He was discharged by general order on 30 or 31 May 1865 (1, 3, 4 [31 May], 5 [31 May]). He was a private, in company I (21).

After the war

In 1869, he moved to Illinois (13). While there, he joined a Primitive Methodist church (13).

In 1870, he was living in Neponset, Bureau County, Illinois (11). He was a farm laborer (11). He was living with his wife Sarah, and their children John, Nathan, Amanda, Martha, Ida, and Grant (11).

In 1880, he was living in Cornwall, Henry County, Illinois (8). He was a farmer (8). He was living with his wife Sarah, and children John, Nathan, Amanda, Martha, Ida, Grant, Isaac, Annie, Harriet, and Chas. (8).

In spring 1883, he moved to Silver Creek, Nebraska (13). In 1884, he moved to Clay County, Nebraska, where he lived for the rest of his life (13).

On 18 December 1882, he applied unsuccessfully from Nebraska for a pension (9, 20 [successfully?]).

In 1890, he was living in Fairfield, Lone Tree Township, Clay County, Nebraska (3). He had rheumatism, and piles (3).

He may have participated in the Omaha Schutzen Verein Decoration Day shoot in May 1890; if he did, he shot 62 (19). On 7 June 1891, he may have left to attend a national schuetzen verein tournament at St Louis (18).

In 1893, he was living in Fairfield, Nebraska (2).

In 1895, he was living in Nebraska, post office Clay Center (7).

In 1896, he signed a statement supporting William Jennings Bryan, rejecting the National Tribune's attacks on veterans who supported Bryan, and unsubscribing (17).

In 1900, he was living in Fairfield City, Clay County, Nebraska (10). He owned a farm (10). He was living with his wife, Sarah, and their children Grant, Charles, Albert, and Myrtle (10). Sarah had had thirteen children, all of whom were still alive (10).

On 12 Mar 1907, he again applied for a pension (20). (Perhaps this application was successful, but not the first (9, 20).)

He died suddenly, at his home, of heart failure, on Tuesday, 18 May 1909, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska (12, 13, 20). He was survived by his wife and all thirteen of their children (13).

The obituary describes him as "a man of unquestioned integrity, frugal, with a natural retiring disposition" (13).

The funeral service, which was conducted by his pastor, was held Thursday afternoon 20 May 1909 (12, 13). Reverend G A Hobson preached the funeral sermon (13). He is buried in Fairfield Cemetery, Clay County, Nebraska (6, 12). The burial services at the grave were conducted by the GAR (13). His sons J W Mock (from Stockville, Nebraska), Bert Mock (from Lawrence), and Isaac Mock (from Boulder Colorado) attended the funeral (12).

On 27 June 1909 [?], his widow, Sarah E Mock, applied successfully from Nebraska for a pension (9, 20).

In 1910, his widow, Sarah E Mock, was living in Fairfield City (east ward), Fairfield Township, Clay County, Nebraska, with some of her children and grandchildren (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) (William Mock)

2 1893 roster of Nebraska veterans, Pennsylvania enlistees, M-Z (searched 7 February 2005) (William Mock)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Nebraska, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 151, Clay County, Lone Tree Township, Clay County, page 2 (William M Mock)

4 company I, register of men discharged (William Mock)

5 company I, descriptive roll, #24 (William Mock)

6 Lloyd Adolphus and Annie (Carrel) Allison family file, on WorldConnect, on <rootsweb.com> [cited Ev'sfamilytree.FTW] (searched 12 April 2005) (William Mock)

7 "Roster of Soldiers, Sailors and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska June 1, 1895", published by J. A. Piper, Secretary of State and printed by Nebraska Newspaper Union, York, NE (1895), pages 445-456, at page 446. Transcribed by Alice Miller as "Pennsylvania Veterans Living in Nebraska in 1895; Surnames M through Z". Available at ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ne/state/military/roster/1895/1895pamz.txt (searched 6 May 2005). (William Mock)

8 1880 US census, Illinois, Henry County, Cornwall, supervisor's district 3 [or 8?], enumeration district 106, page 242 = 11 handwritten, lines 11-22] (William Mock)

9 pension index, by name (William Mock)

10 1900 US census, Nebraska, Clay County, Fairfield City, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 30, sheet 9A (William Mock)

11 1870 US census, Illinois, Bureau County, Neponset, page 9 handwritten = 411 stamped (image 9 of 39) (William Mock)

12 various death-related notes. Fairfield Independent, volume 7 number 33 (Friday 21 May 1909) page 1 columns 1 and 4, and page 8 column 2; and number 34 (28 May 1909) page 1 column 1 and page 5 column 5 (W M Mock)

13 obituary. Fairfield Independent volume 7 number 34 (Friday 28 May 1909), page 4 column 1 (Wm M Mock)

14 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, page 260 (William Mock)

15 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clair Township, page 468 stamped = 14 handwritten (Wm Mock)

16 1910 US census, Nebraska, Clay County, Fairfield Township, Fairfield City, east ward, sheet 5A, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 35 (Sarah E Mock)

17 'Veterans pledge their votes to Mr Bryan', Omaha [NE] World Herald 25 October 1896 page 10 (William Mock)

18 'Personal', Sunday World-Herald [Omaha NE], 7 June 1891, page 2 (William Mock)

19 'At the shoot ...', Omaha [NE] Sunday World-Herald, 1 June 1890, page 2 (William Mock)

20 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (William Mock)

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

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, page 260]
line13141516171819202122
Dwellings visited211         
Families visited212         
NameJohn MockAnn MockAndrew MockGeorge MockWilliam MockAaron MockKelly MockRachele MockLanna MockMana Mock
Age44352015139181463
Sexmfmmmmffff
Color          
Occupation of males over 15 yearsfarmer farmerdo.      
Real estate owned600          
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]"""""""""
Married within year          
Attended school within year   11111  
Over 20 & can't read/write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clair Township, page 468 stamped = 14 handwritten]
line31323334
Dwelling number93   
Family number83   
NameWm MockSarah "John WeillyAmos Edwards
Age2320131 [?]
Sexmfmm
Color    
OccupationFarm Lab  Farmer
Value of real estate owned   5000
Value of personal estate100   
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]"""
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, Illinois, Bureau County, Neponset, page 9 handwritten = 411 stamped (image 9 of 39)]
line1213141516171819
Dwelling-house number60       
Family number60       
NameMock William_ Sarah_ John_ Nathan_ Amanda_ Martin_ Ida_ Grant
Age382712108642
SexMFMMFFFM
ColorWWWWWWWW
OccupationFarm laborerKeeps houseat home__________
Real estate value        
Personal estate value        
BirthplacePennIowaPenn__________
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        
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, Illinois, Henry County, Cornwall, supervisor's district 3 [or 8?], enumeration district 106, page 242 = 11 handwritten, lines 11-22]
line111213141516171819202122
street name            
house number            
dwelling visit #            
family visit #96           
nameMock William_ Sarah_ John_ Nathan_ Amanda_ Martha_ Ida_ Grant_ Isaac_ Annie_ Harriet_ Chas
colorWWWWWWWWWWWW
sexMFMMFFFMMFFM
age44412119171613109752
month born if born in year            
relationship WifeSonSonDaughDaughDaughSonSonDaughDaughSon
single  1111111111
married11          
widowed/divorced            
married during year            
occupationFarmerKeeping houseWorks on farmWorks on farm At SchoolAt SchoolAt School    
months unemployed            
currently ill?            
blind            
deaf/dumb            
idiotic            
insane            
disabled            
school this year    111111  
can't read            
can't write            
birthplacePennIowaPennPennPennPennPennPennIllsIllsIllsIlls
father's birthplacePennPennPennPennPennPennPennPennPennPennPennPenn
mother's birthplacePennPennIowaIowaIowaIowaIowaIowaIowaIowaIowaIowa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, Veterans' schedule, Nebraska, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 151, Clay County, Lone Tree Township, page 2]
[line] 23
[house] 125
[family] 129
[name] Mock, William M
[rank] Private
[company] I
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] Sep 21 1864
[discharge date] May 30 1865
[length of service] 0 years, 8 months, 9 days
[post office address] Fairfield William M.
[disability incurred] Rheumatism + Piles
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Nebraska, Clay County, Fairfield City, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 30, sheet 9A]
line232425262728
streetCollege Addition
house number      
dwelling number162     
family number162     
nameMock William_ Sarah_ Grant_ Charles_ Albert_ Myrtle
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonSonDau
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMMF
birth dateSep 1836May 1840 [?]Sep 1868Nov 1878Aug 1880Apr 1889
age6360 [?]31211911
married?MMSSSS
# years married4242    
mother of how many children? 13    
# of children living 13    
birthplacePennsyl.IowaPennsylIllinoisNebraskaNebraska
father's birthplaceGermanyPennsyl.PennsylPennsylPennsylPennsyl
mother's birthplacePennsylvMarylandIowaIowaIowaIowa
immigration year      
# years in USA      
naturalized citizen?      
occupation  LaborerLaborerLaborer 
# months not employed  435 
# months in school      
can readyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO     
free or mortgagedF [?]     
farm/houseF [?]     
# of farm schedule      

1910 census

[1910 US census, Nebraska, Clay County, Fairfield Township, Fairfield City, east ward, sheet 5A, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 35]
line222324252627
street4th Street     
house nr      
dwelling nr99     
family nr99     
nameMock Sarah E._ Charles_ Foster_ Hazel_ Clyde_ Blanche
relationshipHeadSonSonDaughterGrandsonGranddaughter
sexFMMFMF
colorWWWWWW
age6431252086
marital statusWdWdSSSS
#years present marriage      
mother of # children13     
mother of # living children13     
birthplaceIowaIllinoisNebraskaNebraskaNebraskaNebraska
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaIowaIowaIowaIowaIowa
immigrated      
naturalized/alien      
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish  
occupationnoneFarmerLaborerTeachernonenone
type of industry etc.  Incubator factoryPublic Schools  
employer etc. OAWW  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  NoNo  
# weeks out of work 1909  00  
can readyesyesyesyes  
can writeyesyesyesyes   
school since 1 Sep 09   noyesyes
owned/rentedO     
owned free or mortagagedF     
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 27 January 2015, from Fold3]


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

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Death-related newspaper articles

[Fairfield Independent volume 7, number 33 (Friday 21 May 1909)]

Bert Mock came up from Lawrence Tuesday, called home by the sudden death of his father. [page 1, column 1]


Mr. J. W. Mock came down from Stockville, Neb., to attend the funeral of W. M. Mock here Thursday. [page 1, column 4]


Mr. W. M. Mock dropped over dead just after noon Tuesday from heart failure. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon and interment was made in the Fairfield cemetery. [page 1 column 4]


SCHOOL NOTES ... Owing to the death of Miss Mock's father, some changes have been made in the graduating program. The class day exercises which were to be held Wednesday evening were postponed until Thursday evening and the senior thhses [sic] will be read in the assembly room Friday afternoon, while the Commencement address and program will be given in the opera house Friday evening as was before announced. [page 8 column 2. Miss Mock is Hazel M Mock, a member of the high school senior class (which consisted of 9 girls and 5 boys)--see 28 May page 1 column 5]



[Fairfield Independent volume 7, number 34 (Friday 28 May 1909)]

Mr. Isaac Mock left Sunday night for Boulder, Colo., after attending the funeral of his father, Mr. W. M. Mock. [page 1, column 1]


Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank the many friends for their kindness and sympathy in the death of our beloved husband and father, also we thank the G.A.R., the M.B.A., the High School teachers, the Seniors the Sunday School class and the Epworth League for the beautiful flowers.
Mrs. W. M. Mock and children [page 4 column 1]


Mr. John Mock left Sunday for his home in Stockville, Neb., after attending the funeral services of his father, Mr. Wm. Mock. [page 5 column 5]

Obituary

[Fairfield Independent volume 7, number 34 (Friday 28 May 1909), page 4, column 1]
OBITUARY

Wm. M. Mock was born in Bedford county, Penn., Sept. 29, 1836.

In the year 1869 he moved to Illinois and in the spring of 1883 removed to Silver Creek, Neb. The following year, he came to Clay County where he resided until his death which occurred at his home in Fairfield, May 18, 1909.

He was a veteran of the Civil war belonging to Company I of the 91st Pennsylvania regiment.

Mr. Mock was married to Sarah E. Blackburn in 1858. Thirteen children were born to them, all of whom are living, his death at the age of seventy-two and a half years being the first in the family.

He united in church fellowship with the "Primitive Methodists" while residing in Illinois and with the M. E. church after taking up his residence here.

The funeral services were conducted by his pastor, the funeral sermon being preached by Rev. G. A. Hobson, meeting a request the deceased had made years ago.

The G.A.R. attended the services in a body and conducted the burial services at the grave.

Mr. Mock was a man of unquestioned integrity, frugal, with a natural retiring disposition. He bevueathed [sic] the rich legacy of a chracter of Christian virtue to his posterity. A good man has gone from our midst.

Personal

['Personal', Sunday World-Herald [Omaha NE], 7 June 1891, page 2]
PERSONAL.
[...]

[...] William Mock, [...] leave for St. Louis today to attend the national schuetzen verein tournament.

Score

['At the shoot ...', Omaha [NE] Sunday World-Herald, 1 June 1890, page 2]

At the shoot of the Omaha Schutzen Verein Decoration day the following scores were made: [...] William Mock, 62; [...]


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