He was born in Pennsylvania, to John Cassel Musselman and Annie Meyer (2, 10, 14). He was born on 7 April 1836 (10 [Apr 1839], 14; 2 (29 in 1865), 6 [24 in 1860], 7 [34 in 1870], 8 [44 in 1880]).
In 1850, he was living in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (20). He was living with Henry and Sarah Mussleman, and various other people, including Ann Mussleman (perhaps his mother) (20). He had attended school within the year (20).
He married Elizabeth Shoemaker Landes, who was born on 31 December 1837 (14, 16). They had eight children (16):
In 1860, he was living in Worcester Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (6). He had no occupation, but owned $200 in personal property (6). He was living with his wife, Elizabeth Musselman, and their one-year-old son Nelson (6).
When he enlisted, he was a tobacco[nist] when he was enlisted (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair (2).
He also served in company C of the 179th Pennsylvania Infantry (3, 17, 21).
He was a substitute (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 March 1865 (1, 2, 9). He was enlisted for one year, at Norristown, Pennsylvania, by Captain Yerkes (2). He was mustered in as a private in company H (1, 22-24).
They moved to Iowa between 1863 and 1869 (7, 8).
In 1870, he was living in Mount Carroll Township, Carroll County, Illinois (7). He was a stone mason, with $150 in personal property (7). He was living with his wife, Lizzie, and their children Nelson, Seward, and Melvin (7).
On 24 April 1877, he married Catherine Prowant, who was born on 9 May 1856 (11, 14, 15). She had five children, four of whom survived to 1900 (5, 11, 15):
In 1880, he was living in Mount Caroll Township, Carroll County, Illinois (8). He was a farmer (8). He was living with his second wife, Catharine Musselman, and his children Nelson, Seward, Melvin, Elizabeth, and William (8).
They moved to Nebraska between 1886 and 1888 (10, 17 [about 30 years before his death]). He initially lived in Sheridan County, Nebraska (17).
In 1890, he was living in Rushville, Sheridan County, Nebraska (9). In 1890-91, he was a farmer in Rushville, Sheridan County, Nebraska (4).
On 20 December 1890, he applied successfully for a pension (21).
In 1893, he was living in Rushville, Nebraska (5).
In 1895, he was living in Nebraska, post office Rushville (3).
In 1900, he was living in Liberty Precinct, Sheridan County, Nebraska (10). He was a farmer, and owned his farm (10). He was living with his wife, Catherine, and children Adam, Nora, and Franklin (10). Catherine had had five children, four of whom were still alive (10).
He moved to Kearney around 1904 (17). He was a deacon, and was active in the Church of the Brethren (17).
On 11 April 1907, he again applied for a pension (21).
In 1908, he was living at rear 3423 Avenue D, Kearney, Nebraska, with his wife Catharine (13). Addison P Musselman, a carpenter, was living at b 3423 Avenue D (13).
In 1910, he was living in the fourth ward of Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska (11). He was a farmer (11). He was living with his wife, Catherine (11).
He died at home, of heart disease, at 1 AM on 14 April 1912 (11, 12, 14, 17, 21). He was living at Thirty-fifth Street and Avenue D in Kearney (17). He was survived by his wife and six children (17, 18). He was buried in the Kearney Cemetery (17).
On 24 April 1912, his widow applied successfully for a pension (21).
In 1920, his widow, Catherine, was living at 3423 Avenue D, Kearney, Nebraska, which she owned (12). She was living with her brother, William H Prowant (12).
In 1930, his widow, Catharine, was living at 3423 Avenue D, Kearney, Nebraska, which she owned (13). She was living with her brother, William H Prowant (13).
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) (AM Musselman)
2 company H, descriptive roll, #178 (Aaron M Musselman)
3 "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 447. 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). (Aaron Musselman)
4 Farmers from the 1890-91 Nebraska State Gazetteer Sheridan County (searched 10 May 2005) (Aaron Musselman)
5 1893 Roster of Nebraska Veterans, Pennsylvania Enlistees, M-Z (searched 10 May 2005) (A M Musselman)
6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Worcester Township, page 26 handwritten = 748 stamped (Aarom M Musselman)
7 1870 US census, Illinois, Carroll County, Mt Carroll Township, page 7 handwritten = 147 stamped (Aaron Musselman)
8 1880 US census, Illinois, Carroll County, Mount Carroll Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 18, page 515C = page 19 handwritten (Aaron M Musselman)
9 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Nebraska, Sheridan County, Sheridan Liberty + Elkhorn, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 416, page  (Waron [sic] M Musselman)
10 1900 US census, Nebraska, Sheridan County, Liberty Precinct, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 177, sheet 3B (Aaron [?] Musselman)
11 1910 US census, Nebraska, Buffalo County, Kearny City, ward 4, supervisor's district 170, enumeration district 47, sheet 3B (Aaron M Musselman)
12 1920 US census, Nebraska, Buffalo County, Kearney, ward 4, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 48, sheet 20B (Catherine R Musselman)
13 Kearney City directory, 1909, on https://sites.rootsweb.com/~nebuffal/krny1908/krny-5.htm (searched 13 May 2005) (Aaron M Musselman)
14 http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kndio&id=I659 (Candy's Work in Progress, contact Candy Olsen, on RootsWeb WorldConnect) (searched 13 May 2005) (Aaron M Musselman)
15 http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1128085&id=I14061 (Our family lineage, contact John Myers, on RootsWeb WorldConnect) (searched 13 May 2005) (Aaron M Musselman)
16 http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ckron&id=I17542 (The genealogical research of Charles Kron, contact Charles Kron, on RootsWeb WorldConnect) (searched 13 May 2005) (Aaron Moyer Musselman)
17 death notice, Kearney Daily Hub, Tuesday 16 April 1912, page 3, column 4 (A M Musselman)
18 Kearney Daily Hub, Thursday 18 April 1912, page 3, column 4
19 1930 US census, Nebraska, Buffalo County, Kearney, ward 4, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 10-26, microfilm series T626, film 1267, page 182 = 19B handwritten (Catharine Musselman)
20 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Franconia Township, microfilm series M432, film 799, page 6] (Aaron Mussleman [sic])
21 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Aaron M Musselman)
22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Aaron Mussleman)
23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Aaron M Musselman)
24 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Aaron Mussellman)
|Name||Henry Mussleman [sic]||Sarah||Samuel||Elizabeth||Aaron Mussleman [sic]||Elizabeth Bustard||Ann Mussleman|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Farmer|
|Real estate owned||3000|
|Birthplace||do [sc. Pennsylvania]||do||do||do||do||Ireland||Pennsylvania|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Aaron M. Musselman||Elizabeth Musselman||Nelson "|
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate||200|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Pennsylvania]||" [sc. Pennsylvania]||" [sc. Pennsylvania]|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Musselman Aaron||_ Lizzie||_ Nelson||_ Seward||_ Melvinn|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||150|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||167|
|family visit #||172|
|name||Musselman, Aaron M.||_, Catharine||_, Nelson L.||_, Seward L.||_, Mellvin||_, Elizabeth||_, William|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Farmer||Keeping House||At Home||At School||At School|
|school this year||1||1||1|
|father's birthplace||Penn||Penn||Penn||Penn||Penn||Penn||Illinois [sic]|
|mother's birthplace||Penn||Penn||Penn||Penn||Penn||Illinois||Illinois [sic]|
|['Penn' may be written over 'Illinois' in both mother's and father's birthplace for William (line 44)]|
|name||Musselman Aaron [?]||_ Catherine R.||_ Adam P||_ Nora P.||_ Franklin P.|
|['Adam' isn't clear; it might be 'Adson']|
|birth date||Apr 1839||May 1856||June 1881||Nov 1886||Nov 1888|
|# years married||23||23|
|mother of how many children?||5|
|# of children living||4|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Farmer||Farm Laborer||At school||At school|
|# months not employed||0||6|
|# months in school||7||7|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule||50|
|street||Ave D [?]|
|name||Musselman Aaron M||_ Catharine|
|age||74 [?]||59 [?]|
|#years present marriage||31||31|
|mother of how many children||5|
|how many living?||4|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||no|
|# weeks out of work 1909||6 [?]|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule||59|
|civil war vet||UA [sc. Union Army] [?]|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||473|
|family visit number||510|
|name||Musselman Catherine R [?]||Prowant William H|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||F|
|age at last birthday||63||53|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||yes||yes|
|number of farm schedule|
|dwelling visit #||476|
|family visit #||523|
|name||Musselman Catharine||Prowant William|
|value or rent||$2000|
|age 1st marriage|
|school/college since 9/29||No||No|
|can read & write||Yes||Yes|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes|
|at work yesterday||No|
|unemployment schedule #||58|
|farm schedule #|
A. M. Musselman, 78 years of age, died Sunday at 1 a.m. of heart disease at his home on Thirty-Fifth street and Avenue D, having suffered for years with the affliction which caused his death.
He was an old soldier, having served two enlistments in Pennsylvania companies during the Civil war, came to Nebraska about thirty years ago, lived in Sheridan County until eight years ago when he came to Kearney. While a resident of this city he gathered a group of loyal friends who have recognized his worth as a citizen and a man, being an active worker in the Church of the Brethren, in which he was a deacon.
He leaves an aged wife and six children, a daughter Mrs. A. J. Nickey, living north of the city.
The funeral will be held from the home Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock with burial in the Kearney cemetery.
A. P. Musselman returned to his home at Arcadia Thursday morning after having attended the funeral of his father in Kearney Tuesday morning.