91st PA: John Pomeroy

John Pomeroy

Before the war

He was born in July 1828, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, probably to Israel and Mary Pomeroy. [sources: date: 10; 5 (34 in 1863), 9 (52 in 1880), 10 (72 in 1900), 14 (21 in 1850), 15 (30 in 1860), 16 (41 in 1870), 18 (73 at death in 1901). place: 5, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 18]

In 1850, he was probably living in ward 2, Kensington, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Israel and Mary Pomroy (presumably his parents), and with Valentine Pomroy (presumably his brother), and four Smith's. He was a morocco dresser. [source: 14]

Probably about 1850, he married Eliza [unknown family name]. She was born on 1 August 1836, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They apparently had these ten children: [sources: 10 (10 children 7 alive in 1900), 17, 20, 21]

In 1860, he was living in ward 16, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Elisabeth, and children John, Samuel, George, Clara, and Henry. He was a morocco dresser. [source: 15]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and sandy hair. He was freckled. [source: 5]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 16 September 1861. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith. He was a private, in company C. [sources: 1, 5, 22]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [source: 7]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer. [source: 1]

On 26 March 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 March 1865. [sources: 1, 2, 4]

On 23 March 1865, he went on a furlough, which expired on 7 April 1865. [source: 3]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company. He was a corporal, in company C. [sources: 1, 22]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in ward 16, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Eliza, and children John, Samuel, George, Clara, Harry, Sallie, and Peter. He was a morocco dresser, and owned $600 in personal property. [source: 16]

In 1880, he was living at 933 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a morocco finisher. He was living with his wife Eliza, and children Samuel, George, Clara, Harry, Sallie, Edward, and Ella. [source: 9]

In 1890, he was living at the rear of 933 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 11]

On 15 July 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 8, 12]

In 1900, he was living at 1 Rifton Place, ward 16, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a morocco worker. He had been out of work for 10 months in the previous year. He was living with his wife Eliza and son George. [source: 10]

On 24 March 1901, he died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of paralysis of bladder. He was a morocco worker. He died at rear 946 North 3rd Street, ward 16, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On 27 March 1901, he was buried, initially in St John's ME Church Vault, and then in North Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Surviving members of company C of the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry and of the Globe Engine Company were invited to attend. [sources: 18, 19, 20]

On 30 April [?] 1909 [??--presumably earlier], his widow, Eliza Pomeroy, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 8, 12]

On 20 February 1909, his widow, Elizie Pomroy, died, of myocarditis. She died at, and lived at, 946 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On 24 February 1909, she was buried, initially in St John's ME Church Vault, and ultimately in North Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sourceS: 17, 20]

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 special order 22, HQ 91st PA, 26 March 1865 (John Pomeroy)

3 enlisted men's furloughs (Jno Pomeroy)

4 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 2, corporals (John Pomeroy)

5 company C, descriptive roll, entry 57 (John Pomeroy)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 16 April 1864 (Pomeroy)

7 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (John Pomeroy)

8 pension index, by name (John Pomeroy)

9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 297, microfilm series T9, film 1176, page 100 = 4 D handwritten (John Pomeroy)

10 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 16, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 310, microfilm series T623, film 1459, page 224 = 2 A handwritten (John Pomeroy)

11 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 309, page 1, image 609 of 2610 on Ancestry (John Pomeroy)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (John Pomeroy)

13 [deleted because of misidentification]

14 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 2, microfilm series M432, film 806, page 114 handwritten (John Pomroy)

15 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 16, microfilm series M653, film 1166, page 213 = 215 handwritten (John Pomroy)

16 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 16, district 48, microfilm series M593, film 1401, page 266 verso = 204 handwritten (John Pomrey)

17 Philadelphia death certificates, 20 February 1909, #4822 (Elizie Pomroy)

18 Philadelphia death certificates, 24 March 1901, #20457 (John Pomroy)

19 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 26 March 1901, page 15 (John Pomroy)

20 Cedar Hill cemetery records (thanks to Ashley Moore for sending me a copy!) (John Pomroy)

21 abstracts of death certificates for children of John and Eliza Pomroy

22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Pomeroy)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1910 US census
HeritageQuest and FamilySearch indices (accessed 16 October 2011)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest and FamilySearch indices (accessed 16 October 2011)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 16 October 2011)
Find-a-grave
accessed 26 September 2010 and 16 October 2011
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 16 October 2011
Pennsylvania Veterans' burial cards
accessed on Ancestry 18 October 2011

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 2, microfilm series M432, film 806, page 114 handwritten]
[identification is likely, given his occupation. I have found two other John Pomeroy's of the right age in Philadelphia: one was a clerk (living in a hotel, Chestnut Ward, page 453 = 903 handwritten); the other a dyer (with William and Mary Pomroy, Kensington, ward 2, page 69 = 136 handwritten]
[note that according to the 1900 census, John and Eliza were married in 1848/49]
line7891011121314
Dwellings visited865       
Families visited1000       
NameIsrial [sic] PomroyMary "John "Valentine "Margaret SmithRachel "Matilda "Mary "
Age585021192016104
Sexmfmmmfff
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 yearsShoe Maker Morocco Dresserdo    
Real estate owned        
BirthplaceNJPaPaPaPaPaPaPa
Married within year        
Attended school within year        
Over 20 & can't read/write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 16, microfilm series M653, film 1166, page 213 = 215 handwritten]
line6789101112
Dwelling number1435      
Family number1664      
NameJohn PomroyElisabeth "John "Samuel "Geo "Clara "Henry "
Age302597435/12
SexMFMMMFM
Color       
OccupationMoroco [sic] Dresser      
Value of real estate owned       
Value of personal estate       
Place of birth" [sc. Penn]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year  11   
Cannot read & write 1     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 16, district 48, microfilm series M593, film 1401, page 266 verso = 204 handwritten]
line313233343536373839
Dwelling-house number1502        
Family number1611        
NamePomrey John- Eliza- John- Samuel- Geo- Clara- Harry- Sallie- Peter
Age4134201815131121/12
SexMFMMMFMFM
ColorWWWWWWWWW
OccupationMorocco DresserKeeps HouseTin Roofer app--Wood Turner AppSkin SewerAt School  
Real estate value         
Personal estate value600        
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born         
Mother foreign born         
Birth month if born within year        May
Marriage month if married within year         
Attended school past year     11  
Can't read 1       
Can't write11       
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, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 297, microfilm series T9, film 1176, page 100 = 4 D handwritten]
line404142434445464748
street nameNorth 3rd Street
house number933        
dwelling visit #37        
family visit #41        
namePomeroy John- Eliza- Samuel- George- Clara- Harry- Sallie- Edward- Ella
colorWWWWWWWWW
sexMFMMFMFMF
age52442724221912105
month born if born in year         
relationship WifeSonSonDaughterSonDaughterSonDaughter
single  1111111
married11       
widowed/divorced         
married during year         
occupationMorrocco Fin.Keeping houseMorrocco Fin.Morrocco Fin.Skin SewerMorrocco Fin.At SchoolAt School 
months unemployed         
currently ill?         
blind         
deaf/dumb         
idiotic         
insane         
disabled         
school this year      11 
can't read         
can't write         
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 309, page 1, image 609 of 2610 on Ancestry]
[line] 5
[house] 41
[family] 43
[name] Pomeroy John
[rank] Corpl
[company] C
[unit] 95 [sic] Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 16 Sep 1861
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 4 years, 0 months, 0 days [sic]
[post office address] Rear 933 N 3rd St.
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 16, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 310, microfilm series T623, film 1459, page 224 = 2 A handwritten]
line454647
streetRifton Place
house number1  
dwelling number24  
family number29  
namePomeroy JohnPomeroy ElizaPomeroy George W
relationshipHeadWifeSon
colorWWW
sexMFM
birth dateJuly 1828Aug 1836Feb 1856
age72 [?]6343
married?MMS
# years married5151 
mother of how many children? 10 
# of children living 7 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationMorocco wkr Dyer (Leather)
# months not employed10 0
# months in school   
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYes
owned/rentedR  
free or mortgaged   
farm/houseH  
# 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]


Pomeroy John
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corp
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[Philadelphia death certificates, 24 March 1901, #20457, John Pomroy]
[transcribed 16 October 2011, from FamilySearch]

20457
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
Physician's Certificate.
1. Name of Deceased, John Pomroy
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 73 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, March 24th 1901
7. Cause of Death, Paralysis of Bladder
L. Danine [?] Bauer M.D.
Residence, #715 N. 5th St

Undertaker's Certificate in Relation to Deceased.
8. Occupation, Morocco worker
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 16
12. Place of Death, Street and Number, Rear 946 N 3rd St
13. Buried from, Street and Number, " " " " "
14. Date of Burial, March 27th 1901
15. Place of Burial, St. John's M.E. Church Vault then to N. Cedar Hill
Saml A Khriston [??] Undertaker.
Residence, 1010 N 5th St

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, Tuesday 26 March 1901, page 15, John Pomroy]
[transcribed 16 October 2011, from GenealogyBank]

POMROY.--On March 24, 1901, John Pomroy, Sr., aged 73 years. Funeral from his late residence, rear No. 946 North Third street, on Wednesday afternoon, at 4 o'clock. To proceed to St. John's M.E. Church Vault. Surviving members of Company C, Ninety-first Regiment, P.V.I., surviving members of Globe Engine Company are invited.

death certificate, Eliza Pomeroy

[Philadelphia death certificates, 20 February 1909, #4822, Elizie Pomroy]
[transcribed 16 October 2011, from FamilySearch]

4822
RECORD OF A DEATH IN PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
Full Name of Deceased, Elizie Pomroy
Sex, female
Color, white
Widow
Date of Birth. 1836 Aug 1st
Date of Death. 1909 Feb 20
Age, Years 73 Months 6 Days 20

I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Feb 6 1909 to Feb 20 1909 that I last saw her alive on Feb 19 1909 and that death occurred, on the date stated above at 3 35 P.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:

Chief, Myocarditis
Contributing, Senility
Signed, B. F. Devitt M.D.
Residence, 912 No 4th St

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE.
Occupation, Housework
Place of Birth, Philada
Birthplace of Father, Philada
Birthplace of Mother, " [sc. Philada]
Name of Father, -
Maiden Name of Mother, -
Last Place of Residence, -
Place of Death, Street and No. 946 N. 3rd
Ward, wherein death occurred, 16th
Buried from, Street and No. " " " [sc. 946 N. 3rd]
Date of Burial, Feb 24 /09
Place of Burial, St. Johns M.E. Church Vault via N. Cedar Hill [sic]
Otto Burbeck Undertaker.
Residence No. 1041 N. 4th St

cemetery records

[Cedar Hill cemetery records]
[thanks to Ashley Moore for sending me a copy!]


[lot card]
Name Eliza Pomroy 3-25-81
Lot No. 103 Section W8 Deed No. 2330
Transferred to [blank]
Grave No.Date of BurialName of Deceased
45/7/81Joseph Stedman 2 mo.
4 foot3/24/87Jesse M. Pomroy. 2 yrs.
4 foot7/13/89Mary Ellen Pomroy. 2 yrs.
111/16/89Ella Pomroy 14 yrs.
Ida + Ed at bottom of Grave.
4 foot12/30/89Walter S. Pomroy. 2 1/2 yrs.
46/5/90Ella Stedman. 4 yrs.
Back4/14/00Lillian Pomroy. 3 yrs. 8 mo.
23/27/01John Pomroy from St. Johns M.E. Church Vault
22/24/09Eliza Pomroy from St. John's Vault.
26/26/29Samuel F. Pomroy 68 yrs.


[individual card, Eliza Pomroy]
No. 7440
DECEDENT Pomroy, Eliza
AGE N.L.
DATE OF DECEASE N.L.
D.O.B. [blank]
DATE OF INTERMENT Feb. 25, 1909 AT [blank]
LATE RESIDENCE From the St. Johns [sic] Vault
CAUSE OF DEATH N.L.
LOT NO. 103 SECTION W-8 GRAVE 2 BODY [blank]
OWNER OF LOT Eliza Pomroy
UNDERTAKER Burbeck Funeral Home
INFORMANT N.L.
CASE: [blank]
CHARGES:
INTERMENT $7.00
ASHES [blank]
CERTIFICATE NUMBER: [blank]

[individual card, John Pomroy]
NO. 2044
DECEDENT Pomroy, John
AGE N.L.
DATE OF DECEASE N.L.
D.O.B. [blank]
DATE OF INTERMENT Mar. 28, 1901 AT [blank]
LATE RESIDENCE From the St. Johns [sic] M.E. Church Vault
CAUSE OF DEATH N.L.
LOT NO. 103 SECTION W-8 GRAVE 2 BODY [blank]
OWNER OF LOT Eliza Pomroy
UNDERTAKER Kehr & Son Funeral Home
INFORMANT N.L.
CASE: [blank]
CHARGES:
INTERMENT $6.00
ASHES [blank]
CERTIFICATE NUMBER: [blank]

abstracts of childrens' death certificates

[Philadelphia death certificates]
[abstracts of death certificates for children of John and Eliza Pomroy]
[abstracted from FamilySearch, 20 October 2011]
Ella Pomeroy [sic]
died 13 November 1889, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of congestion of the brain
14 years old, born Philadelphia
parents: John and Eliza Pomroy [sic]
950 North 3rd Street, 16th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
buried 17 November 1889, North Cedar Hill Cemetery
Ida Pomeroy
died 27 October 1865, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of pneumonia
3 years, 2 months old; born Philadelphia
parents: John and Elizabeth Pomeroy
829 N 4th Street, 12th ward, Philadelphia
buried 30 October 1865, Odd Fellows Cemetery
John Pomroy
died 8 May 1907, 9th + Market Streets, Camden, Camden, New Jersey, of anginus petorus [sic]
57 years old, occupation tinsmith
parents: John Pomroy, Eliza Phillips, both born Philadelphia
last residence: 249 Siegel St
buried 12 May 1907, Union Vault to N Cedar Hill Cemetery
Edward Pomroy
died 18 April 1867, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of inflamation brain
parents: John and Eliz. Pomroy
2-1/2 years old, born Philadelphia
4th ab Penrose, 12th ward
burid 21 April 1867, O[dd] F[ellows]
Sallie A Slick
born 6 February 1868, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
parents John Pomroy, Elizabeth Phillips
married. occupation: Housewife
died 2 Sep 1911, 516 E Thompson St, 18th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of nephritis, with cirrhosis of liver contributory
buried N Cedar Hill Cemetery, 6 September 1911
information: Harry Slick, 516 E Thopmson St

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