91st PA: Aaron Moyer Musselman

Aaron Moyer Musselman

Before the war

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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair (2).

During the war

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).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 9). He was a private, in compay H (22-24).

After the war

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).

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) (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 [1] (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)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed March 2006, and again 19 Apr 15, reading through the 'Musselman' entries and the retakes at the beginning of the file; there were no 'Mussellman' entries)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Franconia Township, microfilm series M432, film 799, page 6]
line24252627282930
Dwellings visited4      
Families visited4      
NameHenry Mussleman [sic]SarahSamuelElizabethAaron Mussleman [sic]Elizabeth BustardAnn Mussleman
Age3736117141352
SexMFMFMFF
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer      
Real estate owned3000      
Birthplacedo [sc. Pennsylvania]dodododoIrelandPennsylvania
Married within year       
Attended school within year  1111 
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Worcester Township, page 26 handwritten = 748 stamped]
line222324
Dwelling number[160]  
Family number208  
NameAaron M. MusselmanElizabeth MusselmanNelson "
Age24231
Sexmfm
Color   
Occupation   
Value of real estate owned   
Value of personal estate200  
Place of birth" [sc. Pennsylvania]" [sc. Pennsylvania]" [sc. Pennsylvania]
Married within year   
Attended school within year   
Cannot read & write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1870 census

[1870 US census, Illinois, Carroll County, Mt Carroll Township, page 7 handwritten = 147 stamped]
line23456
Dwelling-house number43    
Family number42    
NameMusselman Aaron_ Lizzie_ Nelson_ Seward_ Melvinn
Age34331171
SexMFMMM
ColorWWWWW
OccupationStone Mason    
Real estate value     
Personal estate value150    
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIowa
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    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...     

1880 census

[1880 US census, Illinois, Carroll County, Mount Carroll Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 18, page 515C = page 19 handwritten]
line38394041424344
street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #167      
family visit #172      
nameMusselman, Aaron M._, Catharine_, Nelson L._, Seward L._, Mellvin_, Elizabeth_, William
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMMMFM
age442421171242
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeSonSonSonDaughterSon
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationFarmerKeeping HouseAt HomeAt SchoolAt School  
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year  111  
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePennsylvaniaIllinoisPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIowaIllinoisIllinois
father's birthplacePennPennPennPennPennPennIllinois [sic]
mother's birthplacePennPennPennPennPennIllinoisIllinois [sic]
['Penn' may be written over 'Illinois' in both mother's and father's birthplace for William (line 44)]

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Nebraska, Sheridan County, Sheridan Liberty + Elkhorn, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 416, page [1])
[line] 7
[house] 68
[family] 68
[name] Waron [sic] M. Musselman
[rank] Private
[company] H
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 28 March 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 0 years, 3 months, 13 days
[post office address] Rushville " [sc. Neb]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Nebraska, Sheridan County, Liberty Precinct, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 177, sheet 3B]
line9192939495
street     
house number     
dwelling number53    
family number53    
nameMusselman Aaron [?]_ Catherine R._ Adam P_ Nora P._ Franklin P.
 ['Adam' isn't clear; it might be 'Adson']
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughterSon
colorWWWWW
sexMFMFM
birth dateApr 1839May 1856June 1881Nov 1886Nov 1888
age6144181311
married?MMSSS
# years married2323   
mother of how many children? 5   
# of children living 4   
birthplacePennsylvaniaIllinoisIllinoisIllinoisNebraska
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaOhioIllinoisIllinoisIllinois
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationFarmer Farm LaborerAt schoolAt school
# months not employed0 6  
# months in school   77
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO    
free or mortgagedF    
farm/houseF    
# of farm schedule50    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Nebraska, Buffalo County, Kearny City, ward 4, supervisor's district 170, enumeration district 47, sheet 3B]
line7172
streetAve D [?] 
house nr  
dwelling nr175 
family nr179 
nameMusselman Aaron M_ Catharine
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age74 [?]59 [?]
marrital statusM2M1
#years present marriage3131
mother of how many children 5
how many living? 4
birthplacePennsylvaniaIllinois
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaOhio
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationfarmer Generalnone
employer etc.OA 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?no 
# weeks out of work 19096 [?] 
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedO 
owned free or mortagagedF 
farm/houseH [?] 
nr on farm schedule59 
civil war vetUA [sc. Union Army] [?] 
blind  
deaf & dumb  

1920 census

[1920 US census, Nebraska, Buffalo County, Kearney, ward 4, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 48, sheet 20B]
line5859
streetAve D 
house number3423 
dwelling visit number473 
family visit number510 
nameMusselman Catherine R [?]Prowant William H
relationshipHeadBrother
own/rentO 
free/mortgaged (if owned)F 
sexFM
raceWW
age at last birthday6353
marital statusWdS
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
birth placeIllinoisIllinois
native language  
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language  
mother's birthplaceOhioOhio
mother's native language  
can speak Englishyesyes
occupationNoneNone
industry, business  
employment status  
number of farm schedule  

1930 census

[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]
line5253
streetD Ave
house number3423 
dwelling visit #476 
family visit #523 
nameMusselman CatharineProwant William
relationHeadBrother
owned/rentedO 
value or rent$2000 
radio  
farmNoNo
sexFM
colorWW
age73 [sic]64
married?WdS
age 1st marriage  
school/college since 9/29NoNo
can read & writeYesYes
birthplaceIllinoisIllinois
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceOhioOhio
native language  
immigration year  
naturalization  
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationNoneCook
industry Restaurant
worker class W
at work yesterday No
unemployment schedule # 58
veteran? No
war  
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 2 February 2015, from Fold3]


Mussleman Aaron
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 3 February 2015]

Musselman Aaron M
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Origial filed under
Mussleman, Aaron

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 3 February 2015]

Mussellman Aaron
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Mussleman Aaron

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Kearney Daily Hub, Tuesday 16 April 1912, page 3, column 4]
VETERAN'S FUNERAL WEDNESDAY
Succumbed to Heart Disease After Several Years Suffering

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.


[Kearney Daily Hub, Thursday 18 April 1912, page 3, column 4]

A. P. Musselman returned to his home at Arcadia Thursday morning after having attended the funeral of his father in Kearney Tuesday morning.


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