91st PA: Jesse Peters

Jesse Peters

Before the war

He was born in March 1825 (9; 3 (40 in 1865), 5 (25 in 1850), 6 (35 in 1860), 7 (45 in 1870), 8 (54 in 1880), 9 (75 in 1900), 10 (85 in 1910)). He was born in Pennsylvania (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10).

In 1850, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with Henry Peters (presumably his father), and Henry, Barbara, and Catherine Peters (presumably his siblings) (5). He was a laborer (5).

In 1853/54, he married Eliza [unknown family name] (9, 10). In 1900, she had had nine children, eight of whom were alive (9). In 1910, she had had ten children, nine of whom were alive (10).

In 1860, he was living in Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Eliza, and with William, Hiram, Howard, and Zachariah (presumably their children), along with two other people (6). He was a farmer, and owned $800 in personal property (6).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 3). He was mustered into service as a private on 28 February 1865 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (1, 3, 4, 11). He was a private in company F (1, 13-14).

He was discharged near Washington DC on 29 April 1865 or on 15 May 1865 by special order (1, 2 [29 Apr], 3 [15 May], 4 [10 Apr], 11 [14 May]). He was a private, in company F (13-14).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Eliza, and with William Hiram, Howard, Zacharian, George, and Jacob (presumably their children) (7). He was a farmer, and owned $1,200 in personal property (7).

In 1880, he was living in Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Eliza, his children Hiram, Jacob, Eliza, Marda [?], and Hansom, and a servant (8). He was a farmer (8).

In 1890, he was living in Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office: Gurnesey) (4).

On 4 April 1891, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (11, 12).

In 1900, he was living in Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Eliza, his daughters Eliza and Mabel [?], and with a hireling (9). He was a farmer (9).

In 1910, he was living in Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Anne E, and his daughter Eliza (10). He was a farmer (10).

He died on 4 December 1917, at Guernsey, [Adams County,] Pennsylvania (11).

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) (Jesse Peters)

2 company F, register of men discharged (Jesse Peters)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 22 January 2005 (Jesse Peters)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 2, page 2 (Jesse Peters)

5 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 56 = 112 handwritten (Jesse Peters)

6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township (post office Middletown), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 29-30 = 125-126 handwritten (Jesse Peters)

7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township (post office Middletown), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 21-22 = 14-15 handwritten (Jesse Peters)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 44, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 60 A = 17 handwritten (Jesse Peters)

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 5, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 66 B = 11 handwritten (Jesse Peters)

10 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 2, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 17 B = 7 handwritten (Jesse Peters)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Jesse Peters)

12 pension index, by name (Jesse Peters)

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

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

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Jesse Peters in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 56 = 112 handwritten]
line1112131415
Dwellings visited737    
Families visited812    
NameHenry PetersJesse "Henry "Barbara "Catherine "
Age5425211614
SexMMMFF
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmerL [sc. Laborer]L [sc. Laborer]  
Real estate owned4000    
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year1 [sic] 111
Over 20 & can't read/write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township (post office Middletown), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 29-30 = 125-126 handwritten]
line35363738394012
Dwelling number888       
Family number916       
NameJesse PetersEliza "William H "Hiram D "Howard G "Zachariah "John CarsonFranklin Pennsyl
Age353154211312
Sexmfmmmmmm
Color        
OccupationFarmer       
Value of real estate owned        
Value of personal estate800       
Place of birthDo [sc. Pennsylvania]DoDoDoDoDoPennsylvaniaDo
Married within year        
Attended school within year  1   11
Cannot read & write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township (post office Middletown), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 21-22 = 14-15 handwritten]
line343536373839401
Dwelling-house number98       
Family number103       
NamePeters, Jesse- Eliza- William- Hiram- Howard- Zachariah- GeorgePeters Jacob
Age45411513121196
SexMFMMMMMM
ColorWWWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping HouseFarm LaborerFarm LaborerFarm Laborer   
Real estate value        
Personal estate value1200       
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""""Penna
Father foreign born        
Mother foreign born        
Birth month if born within year        
Marriage month if married within year        
Attended school past year  111111
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, Butler Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 44, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 60 A = 17 handwritten]
line1011121314151617
street name        
house number        
dwelling visit #150       
family visit #157       
namePeters Jesse- Eliza- Hiram- Jacob- Eliza- Marda [?]- HansomCooley Martha
colorWWWWWWWW
sexMFMMFFMF
age54512316108615
month born if born in year        
relationship WifeSonSonDaughterDaughterSonServant
single  111111
married11      
widowed/divorced        
married during year        
occupationFarmerKeeping house      
months unemployed  3     
currently ill?        
blind        
deaf/dumb        
idiotic        
insane        
disabled        
school this year   1111 
can't read        
can't write        
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 2, page 2]
[line] 16
[house] 88
[family] 91
[name] Jesse Peters
[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 10 Apr 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 1 month, 10 days
[post office address] Gurrnesey Adams Co Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 5, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 66 B = 11 handwritten]
line7677787980
street     
house number     
dwelling number242    
family number250    
namePeters Jesse- Eliza- Eliza J- Mabel [?] E [?]Slaybaugh Edgar
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughterHireling
colorWWWWW
sexMFFFM
birth dateMch 1825Aug 1828Aug 1870Jan 1873Aug 1883
age7571292716
married?MMSSS
# years married4646   
mother of how many children? 9   
# of children living 8   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationFarmer   Farm Laborer
# months not employed0   5
# months in school    5
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO    
free or mortgagedF    
farm/houseF    
# of farm schedule144    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 2, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 17 B = 7 handwritten]
line717273
streetRoad leading to Center Mills
house nr   
dwelling nr151  
family nr156  
namePeters Jesse- Anne E- Eliza J
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
sexMFF
colorWWW
age858139
marital statusM1M1S
#years present marriage5656 
mother of # children 9 
mother of # living children 7 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationFarmerNoneNone
nature of industry etc.General farm  
employer etc.Emp  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?   
# weeks out of work 1909   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedM  
farm/houseF  
nr on farm schedule118  
civil war vetUA  
blind   
deaf & dumb   

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

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 19 February 2015]
[yes, the Fold3 digitization of these cards has two cards with identical content. the second card does have a small defect at the bottom of the first letters of his family name, 'Pe']

Peters Jesse
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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