91st PA: Zachariah Oyler

Zachariah Oyler

Before the war

He was born in March 1830 (9; 2 (35 in 1865), 3 (40 in 1870), 4 (50 in 1880), 9 (70 in 1900)). He was born in Pennsylvania (3, 4, 9).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 2). He was mustered into service as a private on 28 February 1865 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 5 [29 Feb], 8). He was a private, in company F (1, 10-11).

He was discharged by general order on 12 June 1865 (1, 2, 5, 8). He was a private, in company F (10-11).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office Bendersville) (3). He was living with Lenah (presumably his wife) and his children Clayton, Jonas, Jennie, Charles, and Margaret, along with an apprentice (3). He was a carpenter, who owned $2000 in real estate and $700 in personal property (3).

His wife died about 1876 (7).

In 1880, he was living in Bendersville, Adams County, Pennsylvania (4). He was living with his children Clayton, Jennie, Jonas, Charles, and George, and also Mary Hinkel (4). He was a farmer (4). He was widowed (4).

On 7 June 1888, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 8).

In 1890, he was living in Menallen Township or Bendersville Borough (5). He did not report any disability (5).

In 1900, he was living in Bendersville Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania (9). He was widowed (9). He was living with his son George Oyler, George's family, and a boarder (9). He was a carpenter, but had been unemployed for 12 months in the previous year (9).

He again applied for a pension on 28 February 1907 (8).

On Wednesday, 5 June 1907, he died, in Bendersville, Adams County, Pennsylvania, of heart failure and pneumonia (7, 8 [1908]).

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) (Zachariah Oyler)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Zachariah Oyler; rolls have 'Oiler')

3 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Bendersville), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 261 = 22 handwritten (Zachariah Oyler)

4 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Bendersville, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 48 A = 40 handwritten (Zachariah Oyler)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township and Benderville Borough, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 17, page 4 (Zach R Oyler)

6 pension index, by name (Zachariah Oyler)

7 [death notice]. New Oxford Item (New Oxford PA), 6 June 1907, page 5 (Zachariah Oyler)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Zachariah Oyler)

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Bendersville Borough, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 3, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 44 = 18 A handwritten (Zachariah Oyler)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Zackaria Oiler)

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

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Bendersville), microfilm series M593, film 1289, pages 261-262 = 22-23 handwritten]
line373839401234
Dwelling-house number171       
Family number186       
NameOyler Zachariah- Lenah- Clayton- JonasOyler Jennie- Charles- MargaretGraves George
Age4031116539/1218
SexMFMMFMFM
ColorWWWWWWWW
OccupationCarpenterKeeping House     Apprenticed to Carpenter
Real estate value2000       
Personal estate value700       
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]"""Penna""Maryland
Father foreign born        
Mother foreign born        
Birth month if born within year      Aug 
Marriage month if married within year        
Attended school past year  11   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, Adams County, Bendersville, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 48 A = 40 handwritten]
line42434445464748
[line 49 has only the person's name, largely erased, and line 50 is blank]
street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #372      
family visit #409      
nameOyler Zachariah- Clayton- Jennie- Jonas- Charles- GeorgeHinkel Mary
colorWWWWWWW
sexMMFMMMF
age5019161814680
month born if born in year       
relationship SonDaughterSonSonSon[blank]
single 11111 
married0      
widowed/divorced1     1
married during year       
occupationFarmer House Keeper    
months unemployed1      
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year    1  
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township and Benderville Borough, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 17, page 4]
[line] 46
[house] 206
[family] 212
[name] Zach R Oyler
[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 91 Reg P V
[enlistment date] 29 Feb 1865
[discharge date] [blank] June 1865
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] Bendersville Adams Cou, Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Bendersville Borough, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 3, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 44 = 18 A handwritten]
line1112131415
streetMain Street
house number     
dwelling number383    
family number370    
nameOyler George- Mary [?]- Harry- ZachariahStangler [?] Carrie
relationshipHeadWifeSonFatherBoarder
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMF
birth dateNov 1874Sep 1879May 1899Mar 1830Oct 1888
age252017011
married?MMSWdS
# years married11   
mother of how many children? 1   
# of children living 1   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationFarmer  CarpenterAt school
# months not employed0  12 
# months in school    6
can readYesYes YesYes
can writeYesYes YesYes
speaks EnglishYesYes YesYes
owned/rentedR    
free or mortgaged     
farm/houseF    
# of farm schedule5    

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 15 February 2015, from Fold3]


Oiler Zackaria
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Oyler Zachariah

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 15 February 2015]

Oyler Zachariah
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

[death notice]

[New Oxford Item (New Oxford PA), 6 June 1907, page 5]

Mr. Zachariah Oyler died at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jonas Oyler, in Bendersville, Wednesday evening at 11:30. Heart failure and pneumonia were the cause of his death. Mr. Oyler was in his seventy-eighth year. His wife died thirty-one years ago. He is survived by three sons and one daughter.


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