91st PA: Abraham R Peters

Abraham R Peters

Before the war

He was born on 8 August 1838 (5 (1838), 7 (Aug 1839), 14 (8 Aug 1838); 4 (23 in 1861), 6 (41 in 1880), 7 (60 in 1900)). He was born in Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (4, 5, 6, 7, 14).

He was educated at Wickersham's Academy, in Marietta, Pennsylvania (5). He learned watchmaking and jewelry from George W McCauley, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (5).

He lived in Denver, Colorado, from 1859 to 1861 (5). He returned to the US in 1861 (5).

He was a watchmaker when he was enlisted (4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light brown hair (4).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 6 November 1861 (1, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Murphy (4). He was a private in company G (1, 16).

On 19 March 1863, he returned to duty from Brigade headquarters (4).

He was wounded on 3 July 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1, 10).

He mustered out when his term expired on 6 or 16 November 1864 (1 [16 Nov], 3 [6 Nov], 11). He was a private, in company G (16). (According to the pension index card, he also served in the Veterans' Reserve Corps (12).)

After the war

After the war, he lived in New York City for six years (5). He left because of his health (5).

He then lived in Centre County, Pennsylvania, until 1878 (5). In 1869/70, he married Margaret S [unknown family name] (7). She was born in July 1843, in Pennsylvania. They apparently had eight children, including these (6, 7 (8 children 4 alive in 1900)):

Because he preferred the West, he moved to Eureka, Kansas, in 1878 (5).

In 1880, he was living on Main Street, in Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas (6). He was living with his wife Maggie, his children Susie, Margie, Thomazine, and William and a niece (6). He was a jeweler (6).

In 1883, he was a member of the Board of City Councilmen (5). He was a jeweler (5). He was a leading member of the Methodist Episcopal Church (5). He was a Republican, but had never participated in politics except by voting (5).

On 14 May 1889, he applied successfully from Kansas for a pension (12, 13).

In 1900, he was living on Clay [?] Street, Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas (7). He was living with his wife Margaret, and children Margie and William (7). He was a jeweler, and had not been unemployed in the previous year (7).

On 11 August 1908, he again applied for a pension (13).

He died on 30 December 1909 (13 [1910], 14 [30 Dec 1909]). He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas (14).

On 10 January 1910, his widow, Maggie S Peters, applied successfully from Kansas for a pension (12, 13).

In 1910, his widow, Margaret S Peters, was living on Third Street, in Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas (8). She was living with her son William and his family (8).

In 1920, his widow, Margaret S Peters, was living at 800 Third Street, Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas (9). She was living with her son William and his family (9).

His widow, Margaret S Peters, died on 29 May 1928 (15). She was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas (15).

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) (Abraham R Peters)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 19 March 1863 (Pri Peters)

3 company G, register of men discharged, #47 (Abraham R Peters)

4 company G, descriptive roll, #58 (Abraham R Peters)

5 William G Cutler. History of the State of Kansas. Chicago, IL: AT Andreas, 1883. "Biographical sketches". available at http://www.kancoll.org/books/cutler/greenwood/greenwood-co-p6.html (viewed 26 March 2006) (A R Peters)

6 1880 US census, Kansas, Greenwood County, Eureka, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 89, microfilm series T9, film 382, page 261 A = 17 handwritten (Abraham R Peters)

7 1900 US census, Kansas, Greenwood County, Eureka City, 3rd ward, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 48, microfilm series T623, film 481, page 10 A-B = 2 handwritten (A R Peters)

8 1910 US census, Kansas, Greenwood County, Eureka City, 2nd [?] ward, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 24, microfilm series T624, film 441, page 38 A = [illegible] handwritten (Margret S Peters)

9 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Greenwood County, Eureka City, 3rd ward, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 25, microfilm series T625, film 533, page 8 B = 1 handwritten (Margaret S Peters)

10 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (A R Peters)

11 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 30 April 1865 (Peters)

12 pension index, by name (Abraham R Peters)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Abraham R Peters)

14 Find a grave memorial 21432635 (citing Cutler's history of Kansas--Greenwood County) (accessed 26 September 2010) (Abraham R Peters) [identity confirmed by a reference in the Find-a-grave memorial to his service in the 91st]

15 Find a grave memorial 21432806 (Margaret S Peters)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Abraham R Peters)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)

1880 census

[1880 US census, Kansas, Greenwood County, Eureka, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 89, microfilm series T9, film 382, page 261 A = 17 handwritten]
line25262728293031
street nameMain
house number       
dwelling visit #142      
family visit #146      
namePeters Abraham R- Maggie S J [?]- Susie- Margie H- Thomazine- William TGreen Carrie
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFFFMF
age4135763120
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterDaughterSonNiece
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationJewelerKeeping House     
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year  1    
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaKansasPennsylvania
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPa

1900 census

[1900 US census, Kansas, Greenwood County, Eureka City, 3rd ward, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 48, microfilm series T623, film 481, page 10 A-B = 2 handwritten]
line48495051
streetClay [?] Street
house number    
dwelling number44"" 
family number44"" 
namePeters A.R.Peters Margaret SPeters Margie HPeters William T
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSon
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
birth dateAug 1839July 1843Oct 1874Feb 1879
age60563521
married?MMSS
# years married3030  
mother of how many children? 8  
# of children living 4  
birthplacePennPennPennKansas
father's birthplacePennPennPennPenn
mother's birthplacePennPennPennPenn
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationJewler [sic] Assist [?] HomeJewler [sic]
# months not employed0  0
# months in school    
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO   
free or mortgagedF   
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Kansas, Greenwood County, Eureka City, 2nd [?] ward, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 24, microfilm series T624, film 441, page 38 A = [illegible] handwritten]
line2930313233
streetThird
house nr     
dwelling nr565    
family nr572    
namePeters William- Leah- Francis Margret- Margret S
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughterMother
sexMFFFF
colorWWWWW
age312735/1267
marital statusM1M1SSWd
#years present marriage     
mother of # children     
mother of # living children     
birthplaceKansasKansasKansasKansasPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaUnited StatesKansasKansasPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvania[illegible]KansasKansasPennsylvania
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish  English
occupationJewler [sic]nonenonenonenone
nature of industry etc.Retail Jewelery    
employer etc.Emp    
out of work 15 Apr 1910?     
# weeks out of work 1909     
can readyesyes  yes
can writeyesyes  yes
school since 1 Sep 09     
owned/rentedO    
owned free or mortagagedF    
farm/houseH    
nr on farm schedule     
civil war vet     
blind     
deaf & dumb     

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Greenwood County, Eureka City, 3rd ward, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 25, microfilm series T625, film 533, page 8 B = 1 handwritten]
line798081828384
streetThird Street
house number800     
dwelling visit number25     
family visit number27     
namePeters William T- Lea [?]- Francis- Margaret Ann- Mary Elizabeth- Margaret S
relationshipheadwifedaughterdaughterdaughtermother
own/rentO     
free/mortgaged (if owned)F     
sexMFFFFF
raceWWWWWW
age at last birthday403712101 10/1276
marital statusMMSSSWd
year of immigration      
naturalized/alien      
year of naturalization      
attended school since Sept 1919  yesyesno 
can readyesyesyesyes yes
can writeyesyesyesyes yes
birth placeKansasKansasKansasKansasKansasPennsylvania
native language      
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaNew YorkKansasKansasKansasPennsylvania
father's native language      
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaKansasKansasKansasDelaware
mother's native language      
can speak Englishyesyesyesyes yes
occupationretail merchantnonenonenonenonenone
industry, businessjewelery     
employment statusEm     
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 18 February 2015, from Fold3]


Peters Abraham R
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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