91st PA: Winchester Myers

Winchester Myers

Before the war

He was born in May 1843, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, perhaps to William H Meyers and Mary Ann [unknown surname]. [sources: date: 10; 3 (20 in 1864), 7 (7 in 1850), 8 (27 in 1870), 20 (35 in 1870), 9 (36 in 1880), 10 (57 in 1900), 11 (59 at death in 1902), 25 (18 in 1861). place: 3, 7 8, 9, 10, 11, 25. parents: 7]

In 1850, he was living in the Penn District, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was living with William and Mary Ann Meyers (presumably his parents), with Virginia and Mary (presumably his siblings), and with Rachel C Mason. He had attended school within the year. [source: 7]

He was a laborer when he enlisted. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair. [sources: 3, 25 (light complexion, grey eyes, black hair)]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 19 November 1861. He was enrolled for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant G Black. He was mustered in as a private in company H. [source: 23, 25]

He was discharged at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on writ of habeas corpus, because he was a minor. [sources: 23, 24, 25]

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 February 1864. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory. He was mustered in as a private in company H, by Lieutenant Hilderburn. [sources: 1, 3, 6, 26-27]

He was wounded on 14 May 1864 at Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia. [sources: 1, 4]

He was discharged at a hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 23 May 1865 because of those wounds, by order of the War Department. He was a private, in company H. [sources: 1, 6, 26-27]

After the war

In 1862/63, he married Susan Weaver. She was born in 1833/35, in Pennsylvania. They apparently had one child:

[sources: 9, 10, 13, 21]

On 30 June 1865, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 5, 6]

Probably in fall 1868, he was (probably) a driver, living at 602 Townsend, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 12]

In 1870, he was living in the 19th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a teamster, and owned $200 in personal property. He was living with Susan (presumably his wife), Harry (presumably their child), and William (perhaps a sibling or cousin). [sources: 8, 20 (Susan and Harry only)]

Probably in fall 1870, he was a driver, living at 602 Townsend, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 13]

In 1880, he was living at 253 Firth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a driver. He was living with his wife Susan and son Harry. [source: 9]

Probably from fall 1881 through fall 1884, he was a driver, living at 253 Firth. [sources: 14, 15, 16]

Probably in fall 1896, he was a laborer, living at 2338 Pepper, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 17]

Probably in fall 1898, he was a laborer, living at 2338 Albert, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 18]

Probably in fall 1899, he was a laborer, living at 2308 Albert, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 19]

In 1900, he was living at 210 Tioga Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his son Henry and Henry's family. He was a laborer, and had been out of work 4 months in the previous year. [source: 10]

On 25 March 1900, his wife, Susan F Myers, died. She was buried at North Cedar Hill Cemetery. She was buried from 2338 East Albert Street, her husband's residence. [source: 21]

On 18 May 1902, he died, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of pneumonia. He died at, or was buried from, 1848 E Harold, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was married. On 21 May 1902, he was buried, at Cumberland Street Vault, to be buried later at North Cedar Hill. [sources: 11, 22]

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) (Winchester Myers)

2 company H, register of men discharged, #47 (Winchester Myers)

3 company H, descriptive list, #119 (Winchester Myers)

4 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Winchester Myers)

5 pension index, by name (Winchester Myers)

6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Winchester Myers)

7 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn District, microfilm series M432, film 820, page 92 = 185 handwritten (Winchester Meyers)

8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, district 61, microfilm series M593, film 1405, page 471 = 73 handwritten (Winfield [sic] Myers)

9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 31, division 11, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 675, microfilm series T9, film 1190, page 465 C = 15 handwritten (Winchester Myers)

10 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 33, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 861, microfilm series T623, film 1475, page 88 = 14 A handwritten (Winchester Myers)

11 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 18 May 1902, Winchester Myers (Winchester Myers)

12 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1869, page 1114 (Winfield [sic] Myers)

13 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1870, page 1146 (Winchester Myers)

14 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1882, page 1161 (Winchester Myers)

15 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1883, page 1197 (Winchester Myers)

16 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1885, page 1316 (Winchester Myers)

17 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1897, page 1480 (Winchester Myers)

18 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1899, page 1687 (Winchester Myers)

19 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1900, page 1686 (Winchester Myers)

20 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, district 61, pages 303 verso - 304 recto = 8 - 9 handwritten (Winchester Meyers)

21 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 27 March 1900, page 12 (Susan F Myers)

22 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 20 May 1902, page 15 (Winchester Myers)

23 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) (Winchester Myers)

24 company H, register of men discharged, #1 (Winchester Myers)

25 company H, descriptive roll, #72 (Winchester Meyers)

26 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Winchester Meyers)

27 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Winchester Myers)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1860 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices--searched Winchester Myers in Philadelphia, and William Myers born 1818/1822 residing in Philadelphia (accessed 1 Feb 2012)
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 1 Feb 2012)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 1 Feb 2012)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 1 Feb 2012)

Note on identification

I have combined two entries in Bates. The NPS index to the index to the compiled service records lists only one Winchester Myers. Further, as far as I can judge (based especially on the LDS pilot and Heritage Quest sites, including especially census indices, and also the LDS index to the Philadelphia death records), there was only one Winchester Myers who could have served in the 91st Pennsylvania.

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city directories



[Sherman's Philadelphia directory, 1861]
[p.684: no Winchester Meyers; p.730: no Winchester Myers]

[Biddle's and McElroy's Philadelphia directory, 1862]
[p.493: no Winchester Myers; p.462: no Winchester Meyer or Meyers

[Biddle and McElroy's Philadelphia directory, 1863]
[p.562: no Winchester Myers; p.560: no Winchester Myer; p.528: no Winchester Meyer or Meyers]

[Biddle and McElroy's Philadelphia directory, 1864]
[p.513: no Winchester Meyer or Meyers; p.546: no Winchester Myer; p.548: no Winchester Myers]

[Sherman's Philadelphia directory, 1865, page 504]
[no Myers Winchester]

[McElroy's Philadelphia directory, 1866, page 541]
[no Myers Winchester]

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1867, page 960]
[no Myers Winchester]

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1868, page 1193]
[no Myers Winchester or Myers Winfield]

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1869, page 1114]
[no Myers Winchester]
Myers Winfield [sic], driver, h 602 Townsend

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1870, page 1146]
Myers Winchester, driver, h 602 Townsend

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1871, page 1072]
[no Myers Winfield or Winchester]

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1872, page 1010]
[no Myers Winfield or Winchester]

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1873, page 984]
[no Myers Winfield or Winchester]

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1874, page 993]
[no Myers Winfield or Winchester]

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1875, page 1121]
[no Myers Winchester]

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1876, page 1125]
[no Myers Winfield or Winchester]

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1877, page 1085]
[no Myers Winfield or Winchester]

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1878, page 1168]
[no Myers Winfield or Winchester]

[Gopsill's Philadelphia diretory, 1879, page 1206]
[no Myers Winfield or Winchester]

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1880, page 1263]
[no Myers Winchester]

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1881, page 1225]
[no Myers Winchester]

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1882, page 1161]
Myers Winchester, driver, h 253 Firth

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1883, page 1197]
Myers Winchester, driver, h 253 Firth

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1885, page 1316]
Myers Winchester, driver, h 253 Firth

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1897, page 1480]
" [sc. Myers] Winchester, laborer, h 2338 Pepper

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1899, page 1687]
Myers Winchester, laborer, h 2338 Albert

[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1900, page 1686]
" [sc. Myers] Winchester, laborer, h 2308 Albert

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn District, microfilm series M432, film 820, page 92 = 185 handwritten]
line234567
Dwellings visited253"""""
Families visited299"""""
NameWilliam H MeyersMary Ann "Winchester "Virginia "Mary "Rachael C Mason
Age30277511/1255
SexMFMFFF
Color      
Occupation of males over 15 yearsHouse Carpenter     
Real estate owned      
Birthplace" [sc. Pennsylvania]DelawarePennsylvania""Delaware
Married within year      
Attended school within year  11  
Over 20 & can't read/write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, district 61, microfilm series M593, film 1405, page 471 = 73 handwritten]
line21222324
Dwelling-house number569   
Family number590   
NameMyers Winfield [sic]SusanHarryWilliam
Age2725520
SexMFMM
ColorWWWW
OccupationTeamsterHousekeeping Teamster
Real estate value    
Personal estate value200   
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born    
Mother foreign born    
Birth month if born within year    
Marriage month if married within year    
Attended school past year    
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 ...    

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, district 61, pages 303 verso - 304 recto = 8 - 9 handwritten]
line4012
Dwelling-house number604  
Family number   
NameMeyers WinchesterMeyers SusanHarry
Age35286
SexMFM
Color   
Occupation   
Real estate value   
Personal estate value   
Birthplace   
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
Can't read   
Can't write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 31, division 11, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 675, microfilm series T9, film 1190, page 465 C = 15 handwritten]
line333435
street nameFirth Street
house number253  
dwelling visit #129  
family visit #138  
nameMyers Winchester- Susan- Harry
colorWWW
sexMFM
age363615
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeSon
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationDriverKeeping houseWorks in cotton mill
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePaPaPa
father's birthplacePaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPa

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 33, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 861, microfilm series T623, film 1475, page 88 = 14 A handwritten]
line2345
streetTioga St
house number210   
dwelling number264   
family number269   
nameMyers HenryMargaretElva MWinchester
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterFather
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
birth dateAug 1864July 1865Aug 1898May 1843
age3534157
married?MMSM [sic]
# years married1818 37
mother of how many children? 7  
# of children living 1  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationEngineer  Laborer
# months not employed0  4
# months in school    
can readYesYes Yes
can writeYesYes Yes
speaks EnglishYesYes Yes
owned/rentedR   
free or mortgaged    
farm/houseH   
# 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 18 January 2015, from Fold3]


Meyers Winchester
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Myers Winchester

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 4 February 2015]

Myers Winchester
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 18 May 1902, Winchester Myers]
25790
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
Physician's Certificate.
1. Name of Deceased, Winchester Myers
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 59 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, May 18th 1902
7. Cause of Death, Pneumonia
William Sourborn M.D.
Residence, 2311 E. York Street
Undertaker's Certificate in Relation to Deceased.
8. Occupation, -
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, -
11. Ward, 31
12. Place of Death, Street and Number, 1848 E Harold
13. Buried from, Street and Number, " " "
14. Date of Burial, 5-21-1902
15. Place of Burial, Cumberland St Vault to N Cedar Hill
W H Baltinsky [??] Undertaker.
Residence, 3538 N 17 St

spouse's death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 27 March 1900, page 12, Susan F Myers]

MYERS.--On March 25, 1900, Susan F., wife of Winchester Myers and daughter of the late Albert and Mezzy Ann Weaver, aged 57 years. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, at the residence of her husband, 2338 East Albert street. Interment private, at North Cedar Hill Cemetery.

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 20 May 1902, page 15, Winchester Myers]

MYERS.--On May 18, 1902, Winchester husband of the late Susan F Myers, aged 59 years. Funeral on Wednesday at 2 o'clock, from 1843 [?] East Harold street. To proceed to Cumberland Street Vault. Interment at North Cedar Hill Cemetery.


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