91st PA: Daniel Heinrich Orner

Daniel Heinrich Orner

Before the war

He was born on 19 April 1824 (2, 3 (44 in 1865), 6 (35 in 1860), 8 (26 in 1850)). He was born in Menallen, Adams County, Pennsylvania (2, 3, 6, 8, 10 (York Cty)). He was born to Heinrich Orner and Sarah Knause (2 (a), 10). He was christened on 13 June 1824 (2 (a)).

In 1850, he was living with his aunt, Sarah Orner, in Menallen, Adams County, Pennsylvania (2 [d], 8). He was a l[aborer] (8). He was living with his wife Christina, whom he had married within the year (8).

On 12 September 1852, he married Christina Lauver (2 [c]). She died on 13 July 1857 (2).

On 10 August 1858, he married Juliann Guise (2). They had three children (2):

In 1860, he was living in Menallen, Adams County, Pennsylvania (2, 6). He was a day laborer (6). He owned $500 in real estate and $150 in personal property (6). He was living with his wife Julia (6).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, black eyes, and dark hair (3).

During the war

He was drafted from Adams County, in the Sixteenth Congressional District (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 February 1865 (1, 3). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster (3). He was mustered in as a private in company H (1, 11-13).

He left the regiment after Lee's surrender, because he was very ill and believed that the war was over (4). Although he was absent only eight hours, he was charged with desertion, but the charge was removed by act of Congress in 1872 (4).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1). He was a private, in company H (11-13).

After the war

He died on 27 July 1865, because of a disease he had contracted in the line of duty (2 [b], 4). (Apparently, some Civil War records claim he died on 18 April 1865, of illness (2).) He was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Arendtsville (2).

His widow, Julia Orner, successfully applied for a pension on 23 January 1865 (2, 5, 9).

In 1870, his widow Julia Orner was living in Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office Menallen) (2, 7). She was a domestic servant, living with Christian Deardorff and others, including her son John Orner (7).

Congress removed his desertion charge on 23 April 1874 (4).

His second wife, Juliann Guise Orner, died on 30 March 1874 (2).

At least one of his children applied for a pension in June 187?, and received it (2, 5, 9).

On 9 October 1874, his two sons were admitted to the White Hall School, Camp Hill, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (2 [g]).

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) (Daniel Orner)

2 The *rner genealogy project | Heinrich Orgner (Felix, Felix, Ulrich) (searched 3 October 2004) citing (a) Christ Reformed and Evangelical Lutheran Churches, Schoenersville, Hanover Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania (transcribed by Clarence *), (b) Daniel Orner's tombstone, (c) The Republican Compiler 20 September 1852, (d) 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen, page 52, visit 681/751, (e) 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen, page 404, visit 409/416, (f) 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler, page 26, visit 171/175, (g) James L Paul, Pennsylvania's soldiers'-orphan schools (Philadelphia PA: Selheimer & Moore, 1876), page 359, (Daniel H Orner)

3 company H, descriptive roll, #153 (Daniel Orner)

4 Act of Congress, 23 April 1872, Statutes at Large, 42nd Congress, 2nd Session, chapter 117, page 653 (Daniel Orner)

5 pension index, by name (Daniel H Orner)

6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Arendtsville), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 404 = 58 handwritten (Daniel H Orner)

7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township (post office Menallen), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 26 = 24 handwritten (Julia Orner)

8 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 52 (Daniel Orner)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Daniel H Orner)

10 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 1 November 2009 (Daniel Heinrich Orner)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Daniel Oner)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (David Orner)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Daniel Oner)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 52]
line131415
Dwellings visited681  
Families visited751  
NameSarah OrnerDaniel "Christina "
Age542619
SexFMF
Color   
Occupation of males over 15 years L 
Real estate owned   
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]""
Married within year 11
Attended school within year   
Over 20 & can't read/write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Arendtsville), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 404 = 58 handwritten]
line34
Dwelling number409 
Family number416 
NameDaniel H OrnerJulia "
Age3529
SexMF
Color  
OccupationDay laborer 
Value of real estate owned500 
Value of personal estate150 
Place of birthDo [sc. Pennsylvania]Do
Married within year  
Attended school within year  
Cannot read & write  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.  

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township (post office Menallen), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 26 = 24 handwritten]
line89101112131415
Dwelling-house number171       
Family number175       
NameDeardorff Christian- Savilla- Nervin [??]- AnnaRebert MaryStahl JacobOrner Julia- John
Age252432/125814366
SexMFMFFMFM
ColorWWWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping House  Domestic ServantFarm LaborerDomestic Servant 
Real estate value17,000       
Personal estate value2000       
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]"""""""
Father foreign born        
Mother foreign born        
Birth month if born within year   Mar    
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 ...        

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 10 February 2015, from Fold3]


Oner Daniel
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Orner Daniel

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2]

Orner David
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3]

Oner Daniel
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Orner Daniel

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Congressional act

[Statutes at Large, 42nd Congress, session II, page 653]
CHAP. CXVII.--An Act to remove the Charge of Desertion against Daniel Orner, late Private in Company H, ninety-first Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers.
April 23, 1872

WHEREAS Daniel Orner, late a private in company H, ninety-first regiment of Pennsylvania volunteers, stands charged on the records of the Adjutant's General's Office with desertion;

And whereas the said Daniel Orner was on duty with his regiment until after the surrender of Lee, in April, anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-five, and left his regiment because of severe illness, and because he shared in the general belief that the war had then closed, and was absent from his regiment but eight hours, and afterward died from the effects of the disease contracted in the line of his duty: Therefore,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the adjutant general is hereby authorized and directed to remove the charge of desertion against Daniel Orner, late private in Company H, ninety-first regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers.

APPROVED, April 23, 1872.


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