91st PA: Isaac Plank

Isaac Plank

Before the war

He was born on 1 May 1835 (3, 11; 5 (28 in 1865), 8 (25 in 1860), 9 (30 in 1870), 10 (45 in 1880), 11 (65 in 1900), 12 (74 in 1910), 14 (16 in 1850), 16 (66 in 1901), 17 (66 in 1902)). He was born in Centre County, Pennsylvania (3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17).

In 1850, he was living in Beale Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with A and E Plank (presumably his parents), along with various other Plank's (presumably his siblings) (14). He had attended school within the year

In 1860, he was living in Spruce Hill Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with Elizabeth Plank (presumably his mother), and other Plank's (presumably his siblings) (8). He was a laborer (8).

On 20 October 1864, he married Margaret Noll, in York, Pennsylvania (3, 11). She was born in July 1841, in Pennsylvania (11). They apparently had nine children, including these (3 (2 children), 11 (9 children 4 alive in 1900)):

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (3, 5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and sandy hair (3, 5).

During the war

He served in the 87th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (of York County), company E (2, 4, 7, 15). He was mustered into service on 13 September 1861 (3, 4, 6). He was captured at Carter's Woods and given a 30 day furlough after his parole (3). He was discharged on 13 October 1864, because his term had expired (3, 4, 6 [Jun (?) 1864]).

He was a substitute for Henry Miller, of Littlestown (3). He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 91st Pennsylvania on 24 March 1865 (1, 3, 5, 15). He was enlisted for one year, at Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Lloyd (5). He reported for duty on 24 March 1865 (5). His service was credited to the sixteenth congressional district (5). He was a private in company D (1, 16, 17, 18).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 15). He was a private, in company D (18). He had served for four months (16, 17).

After the war

In 1869, he moved to Williamsport, Pennsylvania (3).

In 1870, he was living in the fifth ward of Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Margaret and their presumed children Anna, Mary, and Amelia (9). He was a laborer, and owned $200 in personal property (9).

On 26 March 1880, he applied successfully for a pension (7, 15).

In 1880, he was living on Filbert Avenue, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Margaret, and children Mary, Amelia, and Delilah (10). He was a laborer (10).

In 1890, he was living in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (6). He had had chronic diarrhea and rheumatism (6).

In 1900, he was living at 933 Second Street, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Margaret and daughter Delilah (11). He was a day laborer (11).

His wife died on 27 June 1901 (3).

On 8 November 1901, he was admitted from Pennsylvania to the National Soldiers Home (16, 17). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month, and had heart disease (16).

In 1902, he was present at the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home (16).

On 9 July 1902, he was discharged from the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home (17). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month, and had rheumatism (17).

On 20 August 1903, he married a divorcee, Lucy Mitstifer (3, 12). (She hadn't actually bothered to divorce her first husband (3). In 1910, she had had nine children, all of whom were alive--apparently all from her first marriage (12).)

On 18 May 1907, he again applied for a pension (15).

In 1910, he was living on Main Road, Cogan House Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his second wife, Lucy (12). He was living on his "own income" (12).

He died on 30 December 1910 (3, 15 [15 Jan 1911]). He is buried in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (3).

On 26 September 1916, his widow, Lucy Plank, applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (7, 15).

In 1920, his widow, Lucy Plank, was living in Cogan House Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (13).

Researcher

Dennis Brandt is researching Isaac Plank; contact him at tbng@comcast.net.

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.)

2 Dennis Brandt. "Plank of the 87th PA Inf". message on York message board, Ancestry, 12 March 2000. (Searched 2 July 2001) [an e-mail message of 8 July 2001 confirms the death date I gave above]

3 e-mail message, Dennis Brandt, 7 July 2001.

4 Bates (see #1), p.49 (87th Pennsylvania Infantry) (Isaac Plank)

5 company D, [second] descriptive roll, entry 84 (Isaac Plank)

6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Williamsport, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 195, page [1] (Isaac Plank)

7 pension index, by name (Isaac Plank)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Spruce Hil Township, post office Pleasant View, microfilm series M653, film 1119, page 766 = pages 124-125 handwritten (Isaac Plank)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming, Williamsport, fifth ward, microfilm series M593, film 1371, page 530 = 35 handwritten (Isaac Plank)

10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Williamsport, 5th ward, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 72, microfilm series T9, film 1153, page 572 = 58 handwritten (Isaac Plank)

11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Williamsport, 5th ward, Second Precinct, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 85, microfilm series T623, film 1438, page 87 = sheet 4 B handwritten (Isaac Plank)

12 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Cogan House Township, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 35, microfilm series T624, film 1372, page 79 = sheet 6 B handwritten (Isaac Plank)

13 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Cogan House Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 34, microfilm series T625, film 1598, page 56 = sheet 5 B handwritten (Lucy Plank)

14 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Beale Township, microfilm series M432, film 786, page 211] (I Plank)

15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Isaac Plank)

16 Serial Set volume 4490, session volume 51, 57th Congress, 2nd session, House Document 54, Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the Fiscal year ended June 30, 1902. Page 391. (Isaac Plank)

17 Serial set volume 4567, session volume 3, 58th congress, 1st session, House Document 46, Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1903. Page 388. (Isaac Plank)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed May 07)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Beale Township, microfilm series M432, film 786, page 211]
line1314151617181920212223
Dwellings visited637          
Families visited645          
NameA PlankE PlankI PlankG PlankS PlankS PlankL PlankM PlankJ PlankR PlankJ Plank
Age36391614121097531
Sex" [sc. m]fm"""f"m""
Color           
Occupation of males over 15 yearsLaborer          
Real estate owned           
Birthplace[blank] [prob = ditto [sc. Penn]]          
Married within year           
Attended school within year  111111   
Over 20 & can't read/write           
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.           

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Spruce Hill Township, post office Pleasant View, microfilm series M653, film 1119, page 766 = pages 124-125 handwritten]
line3839401234567
Dwelling number876         
Family number880         
NameElizabeth PlankIsaac "Geog [?] "Samuel "Simon "Jacob "Sarah "Mary "Reuben "Joseph "
Age49252322201619171211
SexFMMMMMFFMM
Color""""""""""
OccupationHousekeeperLaborer"Laborer""Housekeeper"  
Value of real estate owned          
Value of personal estate          
Place of birth" [sc. Pa]""Pa""""""
Married within year          
Attended school within year     - ---
Cannot read & write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming, Williamsport, fifth ward, microfilm series M593, film 1371, page 530 = 35 handwritten]
line123456
Dwelling-house number291     
Family number283     
NamePlank Isaac- Margaret- Anna- Mary- AmeliaIgenbroke [?] Conrad
Age302715 [?]6425
SexMFFFFM
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationLaborer    Works on Saw Mill
Real estate value      
Personal estate value200     
BirthplacePa""""Prussia
Father foreign born     1
Mother foreign born     1
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year  1   
Can't read 1    
Can't write 1    
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, Lycoming County, Williamsport, 5th ward, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 72, microfilm series T9, film 1153, page 572 = 58 handwritten]
line678910
street nameFilbert Ave
house number     
dwelling visit #551    
family visit #551    
namePlank, Isaac- Margaret- Mary E- Amelia- Delilah
colorWWWWW
sexMFFFF
age454015133
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterDaughter
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationLaborerKeeping HouseWorks at home  
months unemployed     
currently ill? [illegible; begins with 'B']   
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year   1 
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Williamsport, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 195, page [1]]
[line] 6
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] Isaac Plank
[rank] " [sc. Private]
[company] E
[unit] 87 Pa
[enlistment date] Sep 1861
[discharge date] Jun [?] 1864
[length of service] " [sc. Williamsport Pa]
[post office address] Chronic Diarhea [sic] + Reumatism [sic]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Williamsport, 5th ward, Second Precinct, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 85, microfilm series T623, film 1438, page 87 = sheet 4 B handwritten]
line545556
streetSecond Street
house number933  
dwelling number80  
family number86  
namePlank Isaac- Margaret- Delilah
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateMay 1835July 1841Aug 1876
age655823
married?MMS
# years married3636 
mother of how many children? 9 
# of children living 4 
birthplace- [sc. Pennsylvania]- [sc. Pennsylvania]- [sc. Pennsylvania]
father's birthplace- [sc. Pennsylvania]- [sc. Pennsylvania]- [sc. Pennsylvania]
mother's birthplace- [sc. Pennsylvania]- [sc. Pennsylvania]- [sc. Pennsylvania]
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationDay Laborer Shoe [?] Maker Rubber Facy
# months not employed0 3
# months in school   
can readNoYesYes
can writeNoYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYes
owned/rentedR  
free or mortgaged   
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Cogan House Township, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 35, microfilm series T624, film 1372, page 79 = sheet 6 B handwritten]
line7374
streetMain Road
house nr  
dwelling nr121 
family nr124 
namePlank Isaac- Lucy
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age7467
marital statusM2M2
#years present marriage66
mother of # children 9
mother of # living children 9
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaGer German
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaAt Sea
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationOwn Incomenone
nature of industry etc.  
employer etc.  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  
# weeks out of work 1909  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedR 
owned free or mortagaged  
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vetUA 
blind  
deaf & dumb  

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Cogan House Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 34, microfilm series T625, film 1598, page 56 = sheet 5 B handwritten]
line54
street 
house number 
dwelling visit number110
family visit number111
namePlank Lucy
relationshipHead
own/rentR
free/mortgaged (if owned) 
sexF
raceW
age at last birthday76
marital statusWd
year of immigration 
naturalized/alien 
year of naturalization 
attended school since Sept 1919 
can readyes
can writeyes
birth placePennsylvania
native language 
father's birthplaceFrance
father's native languageFrench
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's native language 
can speak Englishyes
occupationNone
industry, business 
employment status 
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 22 February 2015, from Fold3]


Plank Isaac
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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