91st PA: Samuel Nicodemus

Samuel Nicodemus

For a picture of him see the Ancestry family tree listed as source 22 below.

Before the war

He was born on 12 September 1840, in Martinsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania, to George Nicodemus and Mary Shontz. [sources: date: 12, 22 (13 Sep 40), 26 (12 Sep 40); 4 (24 in 1861), 5 (24 in 1861), 8 (69 in 1910), 9 (59 in 1900), 10 (40 in 1880), 11 (30 in 1870), 18 (1840). place: 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 22. parents 12, 22, 26]

In 1850, he was living in Herston Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents George and Mary Nicodemus, and others (presumably his siblings). He had attended school within the year. [source: 12]

In 1860, he may be the Samuel Niodemus living with Anna Nicodemus and others, next to (his apparent cousin) Paul Nicodemus. If so, he was living in North Woodberry Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania. [source: 22]

When he enlisted, he was a farmer. [sources: 4, 5]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair. [sources: 4, 5]

During the war

He was mustered into service on 9 August 1861, as a private in company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania. [sources: 1, 20, 25]

He was reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 15 February 1864. He was enlisted for three years, at Licken Run, Virginia, by Lieutenant Adams. He was mustered in by Captain Gentry. He was a private in company M. [sources: 2, 4, 18, 20]

He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st. On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G. On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company. He was then absent. He was a private in company K. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 15, 18, 19, 20, 25]

He was wounded in the thigh. [sources: 1, 12]

On 30 April 1865, he was reported absent sick. At the end of June 1865, he was absent sick, in Pittsburg Hospital. [sources: 16, 17]

He was absent, wounded, when the regiment mustered out. He was a private, in company K. [sources: 1, 19]

He also served in company B of the 6th Veterans' Reserve Corps. [sources: 6, 15]

After the war

On 14 September 1865, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 6, 15]

On 26 February 1867, he married Mary Stoner, in Martinsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. They had six children:

[sources: 12, 22 (has somewhat different children)]

In 1870, he was living in Middle Woodbury Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer, and had $600 in personal property. He was living with his wife Mary, and children Harry [?] and Edward, and with one other person. [source: 11]

In 1880, he was living in Martinsburg Borough, Blair County, Pennsylvania. He was working on road repairs for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was living with his wife Mary, children Harry, Edward, and Charles, and a niece. [source: 10]

In 1890, he was living in Martinsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. He had been wounded in the thigh. [source: 14]

His wife Mary died on 10/12 April 1894, in Martinsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. [source: 12]

On 19 January 1896, he married Sarah Ann Brumbaugh. She died on 9 October 1898, in Martinsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. [source: 12]

In 1900, he was living in Martinsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer. He was widowed. He was living with his sons John, Samuel, and Charles, and with several servants. [source: 9]

In 1904/05, he married Elizabeth H Smouse. This was his third marriage, and her second. In 1910, she had had seven children, six of whom were living. [sources: 8, 22]

On 20 [?] February 1907, he again applied for a pension. [souce: 15]

In 1910, he was living in Martinsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. He was working in a railroad shop. He was living with his wife Elizabeth. [source: 8]

He died at 1.45 PM, on 8 February 1919, in Martinsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. He died of lobar pneumonia (which he had had for eight days). He was a retired shopman. He was buried in Spring Hope Cemetery, Martinsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 12, 15, 18, 23, 26]

In 1920, his widow, Elizabeth Nicodemus, was living in Martinsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her daughter Dorothy and Dorothy's family. [source: 7]

On 14 June 1920, his widow, Elizabeth S Nicodemus, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 6, 15]

On 6 August 1925, she died. She was buried in Spring Hope Cemetery, Martinsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. [source: 24]

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 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Samuel Nicodemus)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Samuel Nicodemus)

4 company K, third descriptive roll (Samuel Nicodemus)

5 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Sam'l Nicodemus)

6 pension index, by name (Samuel S Nicodemus)

7 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Martinsburg Borough, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 110, microfilm series T625, film 1540, page 155 = 7 A handwritten (Elizabeth Nicodemus)

8 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Martinsburg Borough, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 80, microfilm series T624, film 1318, page 5 = 5 B handwritten (Samuel S Nicodemus)

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, North Woodbury Township, Martinsburg, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 87, microfilm series T623, film 1381, page 131 = 6 A handwritten (Samuel Nicodemus)

10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Martinsburg Borough, microfilm series T9, film 1103, page 468 = 10 B handwritten (Saml Nicodemus)

11 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford, Middle Woodbury Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 537 = 2 handwritten (Samuel Nicodemus)

12 'Descendants of 18th century Morrison's Cove settlers', a gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect (viewed June 2007, last revised 14 April 2007, contact Kriss Replogle); NB: many other gedcoms on WorldConnect seem to have essentially the same information (Samuel S Nicodemus)

13 1850 US census, Herston Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania, microfilm series M432, film 755, page 121] (Samuel Nicodemus)

14 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Martinsburg, Blair County, PA (Samuel I [?] Nicodemus)

15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Samuel S Nicodemus)

16 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Sam Nicodemus)

17 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Saml Nicodemus)

18 Page 242. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (Samuel Nicodemus)

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

20 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 2, page 487 (Sam'l Nicodemus)

21 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, North Woodberry Twp, microfilm series M653, film 1078, page 28 446 = 28 handwritten (FamilySearch (Samuel Nicodemus)

22 'Samuel Shontz Nicodemus', in "Stanley Charles Nicodemus Sr_2011-10-01", an Ancestry family tree, owner Stanley Nicodemus, accessed 7 February 2015 (Samuel Shontz Nicodemus)

23 Find a grave, memorial 27200146, created by Kat, added 30 May 2008, accessed 7 February 2015 (includes a photograph of the headstone, which refers to his service in M 62nd PA) (Samuel S Nicodemus)

24 Find a grave, memorial 27200131, created by Kat, added 30 May 2008, accessed 7 February 2015 (includes a photograph of the headstone, which refers to her as the wife of SS Nicodemus)

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

26 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Blair County, 8 February 1919 (Samuel S Nicodemus)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed June 2007)
1940 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 7 Feb 15)

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Samuel Nicodemus in the 91st PA database

Bates

[Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 2, page 487.
[transcribed 7 February 2015, from Making of America]


NAME. Nicodemus, Sam'l
RANK. do [sc. Private]
DATE OF MUSTER INTO SERVICE. Aug. 9, '61,
TERM--YEARS. 3
REMARKS. Transferred to 91st reg. P.V., July 20, '64--Vet.

1850 census

[1850 US census, Herston Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania, microfilm series M432, film 755, page 121]
[identification is likely, since (1) the apparent parents' names match the names listed on his death certificate]
line373839404142123
Dwellings visited151        
Families visited151        
NameGeorge NicodemusMary NicodemusMary NicodemusChristian NicodemusDaniel NicodemusSarah NicodemusEsther NicodemusSamuel NicodemusSusan Nicodemus
Age5749211917141296
Sexmffmmffmf
Color         
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer        
Real estate owned         
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]"""""Pa""
Married within year         
Attended school within year     1111
Over 20 & can't read/write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, North Woodberry Twp, microfilm series M653, film 1078, page 28 446 = 28 handwritten (FamilySearch (Samuel Nicodemus)]
[identification is speculative, since (1) he is living with different people than in the 1850 census entry transcribed above, but (2) I have not found any other plausible candidates for him, or (unfortunately) for the other people in this census entry in other censuses, and (3) I did not find George or Mary in the Ancestry index to the 1860 census, and read through the 31 pages of Huston without finding them--interestingly, the last page (p.520 = 65 handwritten) does not have a note stating that it is the end of Huston Township; perhaps some pages were lost--but it is numbered out of order, and the previous page has blank lines (but again no statement that Huston Township is finished)]
[they are apparently living next to Paul and Barbara Nicodemus; according to the family tree that is entry 22 above, Paul is the son of Frederick and Susan Elizabeth (presumably the Elizabeth, 78, living with him, who also had a child Esther born 1824), and Frederick is the brother of the George with whom Samuel is living in 1850]
line222324252627282930313233
Dwelling number188   189       
Family number188   189       
NamePaul NicodemusBarbara "Elizabeth "Ester "Anna "Samuel "Susan "PeterHanahElizabethCatharineAbraham
Age28287633432220181614163
[Catharine's age may be '06', not '16']
SexMFFFFMFMFFFM
Color            
OccupationFarmer           
Value of real estate owned4,000           
Value of personal estate300           
Place of birth" [sc. Pennsylvania]"""""""""""
Married within year            
Attended school within year            
Cannot read & write            
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.            

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford, Middle Woodbury Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 537 = 2 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
line3031323334
Dwelling-house number14    
Family number14    
NameNicodemus SamuelMaryHarry [?]EdwardBurdid Mary
Age30203112
SexMFMMF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping House   
Real estate value     
Personal estate value600    
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""
Father foreign born     
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year    1
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, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Martinsburg Borough, microfilm series T9, film 1103, page 468 = 10 B handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
line      
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #96     
family visit #101     
nameNicodemus SamlMaryHarryEdwardCharlesWeigandt [?] Emma
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMMF
age40301311112
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeSonSonSonNiece
single      
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationOn Road Repairs PRR     
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  11  
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePa"""""
father's birthplacePa"""""
mother's birthplacePa"""""

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Martinsburg, Blair County, PA]
[identification is uncertain]

[line] 46
[house] 275
[family] 281
[name] Samuel I [?] Nicodemus
[rank] Private
[company] M
[unit] 67 [sic] Pa
[enlistment date] = Sep 1863
[discharge date] Jul 21 1865
[length of service] 3 years, - months, - days
[post office address] Martinsburg Blair Co Pa
[disability incurred] wounded in thigh
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, North Woodbury Township, Martinsburg, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 87, microfilm series T623, film 1381, page 131 = 6 A handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
line34353637383940
street       
house number       
dwelling visit number144      
family visit number147      
nameNicodemus Samuel- John P- Samuel E- CharlesStraley LeahHughes Rosy- Charles E
relationshipHeadSonSonSonServantServantSon
colorWWWWWWW
sexMMMMFFM
birth dateSept 1840May 1883Nov 1889Mch 1879Aug 1847May 1880Apr 1900
age5917102152202/12
married?WdSSSWdMS
# years married     1 
mother of how many children?    51 
# of children living    31 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year       
# years in USA       
naturalized citizen?       
occupationFarmer [?]Farm LaborerAt SchoolCarpenterServantServant 
# months not employed24 500 
# months in school  6    
can readyesyesyesyesyesyes 
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyes 
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyes 
owned/rentedR      
free or mortgaged       
farm/houseH      
# of farm schedule       

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Martinsburg Borough, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 80, microfilm series T624, film 1318, page 5 = 5 B handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) his wife's name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension]
line9596
streetSouth Market Street
house nr  
dwelling nr127 
family nr133 
nameNicodemus Samuel S- Elizabeth
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age6964
marital statusM3M2
#years present marriage55
mother of # children 7
mother of # living children 6
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationBinck [??] Hand [??] [illegible]None
nature of industry etc.R R Shops 
employer etc.W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No 
# weeks out of work 19090 
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedR 
owned free or mortagaged  
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vetUA 
blind  
deaf & dumb  

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Martinsburg Borough, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 110, microfilm series T625, film 1540, page 155 = 7 A handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1910 census entry transcribed above]
line13141516
streetSouth Market Street
house numberX   
dwelling number155   
family number165   
nameHartman Homer- Dorothy- HelenNicodemus, Elizabeth
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterMother in law
own/rentO   
free/mortgaged (if owned)F   
sexMFFF
raceWWWW
age at last birthday41411674
marital statusMMSWd
year of immigration    
naturalized/alien    
year of naturalization    
attended school since Sept 1919  yes 
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language    
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language    
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language    
can speak Englishyesyesyesyes
occupationElectricianNoneNoneNone
industry, businessWorking out   
employment statusW   
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 7 February 2015, from Fold3]


Nicodemus Samuel
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 62" Pa Inf

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 7 February 2015]

Nicodemus, Samuel
Co. M, 62 Pennsylvania Inf.
PVt. | Pvt.
See also 91 Pa. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Blair County, 8 February 1919, Samuel S Nicodemus]
[transcribed 7 February 2015, from Ancestry]


CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
File No. 22920
Registered No. 14

Registration District No. 239
Primary Registration District No. 1083

1. PLACE OF DEATH.
County of Blair
Borough of Martinsburg
(No. [blank])
2. FULL NAME Samuel S. Nicodemus

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Male
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Married
6. DATE OF BIRTH Sept 12 1840
7. AGE yrs. 78 mos. 4 ds. 26
8. OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession, or, particular kind of work Retired
(b) General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which employed (or employer) Shopman
9. BIRTHPLACE. Penna
10. NAME OF FATHER Geo. Nicodemus
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Penna
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Mary Shontz
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Martinsburg Pa.
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
(Informant) Mrs. S. S. Nicodemus
(Address) Martinsburg Pa
15. Filed Feb 24 1919 Jno G Skylio [??] Local Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH Feby 8 1919
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Feby 1st 1919, to Feby 8 1919, that I last saw him alive on " " [sc. Feby 8] 1919, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 1-45 P.M.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Lobar Pneumonia (Duration) 8 ds.
Contributory [blank]
(Signed) J S Bruckner [??] M.D.
2/10 1919 (Address) Martinsburg Pa
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (For Hospital, Institutions, Transients or Recent Residents). [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Spring Hope Cem
DATE OF BURIAL Feby 12 1919
20. UNDERTAKER J. H. Rarick [blank]
ADDRESS Martinsburg Pa

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