91st PA: Isaac Peecher

Isaac Peecher

Before the war

He was born in 1837/38 (2 (27 in 1865)). He was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania (2).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

He was drafted in July 1863, but the Board of Enrollment gave him an exemption because he was the "only son of aged or infirm parents or [his] parents [were] dependent upon his labor for support" (3, 4).

He was drafted (1, 2, 3). He was mustered into service on 28 February 1865 (1, 2). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster (2). His enlistment was credited to the sixteenth congressional district (2). He was a private in company A (1, 5-6).

He was absent, sick, when the regiment mustered out (1, 2). He was a private, in company A (5-6).

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) (Isaac Peecher)

2 company A descriptive roll, entry 163 (Isaac Pecher)

3 'The draft for Adams County', Gettysburg Compiler 31 August 1863, transcription by Kathy Mummert Francis abailable at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Project (accessed 23 December 2009) (Israel [sic] Pecher, in "No. 13 - Liberty", draft held "on Monday and Tuesday last")

4 'Adams County Civil War exemptions - November 1863', Gettysburg Compiler 23 November 1863, transcribed by Kathy Mummert Francis, available at Pennsylvania US GenWeb project (accessed 23 December 2009) (Isaac Pecher)

5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Isaac Pecher)

6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Isaac Peecher)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed March 11)
records of headstones for deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Feb 15)
pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed Apr 06)

Note on identification

Here is information about the Isaac Pecher who served in H 16 PA Cavalry:

Bates - 16th PA Cavalry

[Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes.]

'ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIRST, SIXTEENTH CAVALRY.'
[page 986]
Pecher, Isaac .... do [sc. Private] .... April 27, '65, Mustered out with company, Aug. 11, 1865.

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Liberty Township, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 369 = 49 handwritten]
[This is the only person I have been able to find who could possibly be Isaac Peecher. However, he clearly is the Isaac Peecher who served in the 16th PA Cavalry, according to the 1890 census, transcribed below. Note also that the pension index by regiment has a card for him; he applied successfully in 1888 and again in 1907, died on 5 June 1911 at Fairfield, and his widow applied successfully on 9 June 1911, all based only on his service in H 16th PA Cavalry; the Footnote index has no other Isaac Pecher's]
line29303132
Dwelling number331   
Family number359   
NameHenry PecherSarah "Henry I. "Emma Kelley
Age57592213
Sexmfmf
Color    
OccupationFarmer Farm hand 
Value of real estate owned900   
Value of personal estate300   
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]"""
Married within year    
Attended school within year   1
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Adams County, Liberty Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 16, page 1]
[an Isaac Pecher did serve in company H of the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry as a private from 27 April 1865 until 11 August 1865]

[line] 6
[house] 23
[family] 23
[name] Pecher Isaac
[rank] Private
[company] H
[unit] 16 Pa Cal
[enlistment date] 27 Apr 1865
[discharge date] 11 Aug 1865
[length of service] 0 years, 3 months, 14 days
[post office address] Do [sc. Fairfield]
[disability incurred] Typhoid fever termenating [?] in Dysantry [?]
[remarks] Discharged at expiration of Term

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Middletown (image 12 of 24 on Ancestry)]
[identification is unknown; I did not find a 'Picker' listed in the ARIAS Civil war cards (accessed 4 March 2011), but have no idea whether this is the Isaac Peecher who served in the 91st]

[line] 14
[house] 102
[family] [blank]
[name] Picker [sic] Isaac
[rank] [blank]
[company] [blank]
[unit] [blank]
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] [blank]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

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 February 2015, from Fold3]


Pecher Isaac
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | -
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 19 February 2015]

Peecher Isaac
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Pecher Isaac

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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