91st PA: Jacob C Pittenturf (or Pottenturf)

Jacob C Pittenturf (or Pottenturf)

Before the war

He was born on 18 February 1832, in Adams County, Pennsylvania, probably to James Pittenturf and Elizabeth [unknown family name]. [sources: date: 7 (Feb 1834), 12 (18 Feb 1832), 16 (18 Feb 32); 2 (31 in 1865), 5 (36 in 1870), 6 (45 in 1880), 7 (66 in 1900), 9 (18 in 1850), 10 (16 in 1860). place: 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10. parents: 9, 10]

In 1850, he was living in Heidlersburg, Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, with his family. He had no occupation, and had attended school within the year. [source: 9]

In 1860, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office Heidlersburg). He was a coachmaker, and owned $100 in real estate and $100 in personal property. [source: 10]

When he enlisted, he was a wheelwright. [source: 2]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He also served in company F of the 165th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was enlisted on 16 October 1862. He was discharged on 28 July 1863, having served for nine months, as a first lieutenant. [sources: 3, 4, 11, 14, 15 (enrolled 3 Dec 62)]

He was drafted from Tyrone Township, Adams County. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 February 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster. His service was credited to the Sixteenth Congressional District. He was a private in company G. [sources: 1, 2 (enrolled 1862), 3, 17-18]

He received clothing worth $31.63. [source: 2]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company G. [sources: 1, 3, 17-18]

After the war

In 1865/66, he married Margaret Elizabeth Shank. She was born on 2 January 1845, in Pennsylvania. They had one known child:

[sources: 7, 12, 14, 16]

In 1870, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was a Justice of the Peace, and owned $1100 in real estate and $300 in personal property. He was living with his wife, Margaret, and their son, Anderson. [source: 5]

In 1880, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife, Margaret, their son Anderson, and his sister Emma. He was a painter. [source: 6]

On 29 August 1888, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 4, 11]

In 1890, he was living in Tyrone, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office: Heidlersburg). [source: 3]

On 26 June 1895, his son, William A Pittenturf, died. He was buried with his parents, in the Heidlersburg Cemetery, Heidlersburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [source: 12]

In 1900, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Margaret, and his sister Emma. He was a Justice of the Peace. [source: 7]

He served as County Auditor and Clerk of the Courts. He served as Clerk to the Jury Commissioners for more than thirty years. [source: 14]

On 24 January 1907, he died, at his home in Heidlersburg, of a stroke. He was a member of GAR post 9. He was buried in Heidlersburg Cemetery, Heidlersburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was buried with his wife Margaret and their son William A. [sources: 12, 14, 15, 16 (St Mark's Cem, Heidlersburg)]

On 1 February 1907, his widow, Margaret E Pittenturf, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 4, 11]

In 1910, his widow, Margaret, was living in Gettysburg Road, in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her sister-in-law Emma. Margaret had had one child, who was not alive. [source: 8]

In 1920, his widow, Margaret E Pittenturf, was living in Lemoyne Borough, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her brother in law Milton C Schue and his family. [source: 13]

His widow, Margaret Pittenturf, died on 23 December 1923. She was buried with Jacob in Heidlersburg Cemetery, Heidlersburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [source: 12]

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) (Jacob C Pottenturf)

2 company G, second descriptive list, [#93] (Jacob C Pottenturf)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 23, page 3 (Jacob C Pittenturf)

4 pension index, by name (Jacob C Pittenturf [sic])

5 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township (post office: York Springs), series M593 roll 1289 page 375 = page 9 handwritten (Jacob Pittenturf)

6 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 45, series T9 reel 1085 page 76D = page 20 handwritten (Jacob C Pittenturf)

7 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 28, series T623 roll 1354 page 349 = 10B handwritten (Jacob C Pittenturf)

8 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, series T624 roll 1292 page 83 = page 4A handwritten, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 32 (Margaret Pittenturf)

9 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, Heidlersburg, series M472 roll 743 page 72 = 144 handwritten (Jacob Pittenturf)

10 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, post office Heidelsburg, series M653 roll 1057 page 629 = 47 handwritten (Jacob C Pittenturf)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Jacob C Pittenturf)

12 Find a grave, memorial 18524797, created by Pat Callahan, 20 March 2007 (Jacob C Pittenturf) [identification is confirmed by reference on his (pictured) tombstone to his service as "Lieut 165 Regt Pa Vol"; the inscription includes his wife and son also]

13 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Lemoyne Borough, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 19, microfilm series T625, film 1556, page 283 = 19 B handwritten (Margaret E Pittenturf)

14 obituary, Gettysburg Compiler 30 January 1907 (Jacob C Pittenturf)

15 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 9 Jun 12) (Jacob C Pittenturf)

16 Trimmer & Yingling, a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, updated 1 Jun 12, contact Michael, accessed 9 Jun 12 (Jacob C Pittenturf)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jacob C Pittendorf)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007
1930 US census
checked Footnote index (accessed 7 October 2010)
Applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
accessed on FamilySearch, 9 June 2012
Records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
accessed on FamilySearch, 9 June 2012
Consolidated lists of Civil War draft registrations, 1863-1865, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 110
accessed on Ancestry, 9 June 2012

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Jacob C Pittenturf in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, Heidlersburg, microfilm series M472, film 743, page 72 = 144 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; see the 1900 census entry transcribed below]
line32333435363738
Dwellings visited969      
Families visited1056      
NameJames M PittenturfElizabethMiltonJacobEmeline [?]SusanElizabeth
Age4949201812101
SexMFMMFFF
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsShoe M CarpenterNone   
Real estate owned50      
Birthplace       
Married within year       
Attended school within year   111 
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, post office Heidelsburg, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 629 = 47 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; see the 1900 census entry transcribed below]
line111213141516
Dwelling number346 [?]     
Family number366     
NameJames M PittenturfElizabeth "Jacob C "[illegible]Elizabeth Haverstick [?]Emeline Pittenturf
Age595926241021
SexMFMMFF
Color      
OccupationShoe maker Coach makerCarpenter Domestic
Value of real estate owned60 100300  
Value of personal estate600 [?] 100   
Place of birth" [presumably Penna]"""""
Married within year      
Attended school within year      
Cannot read & write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township (post office: York Springs), series M593 roll 1289 page 375 = page 9 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; see the 1900 census entry transcribed below]
line39401
Dwelling-house number66  
Family number68  
NamePittenturf JacobMargaretAnderson
Age36254
SexMFM
ColorWWW
OccupationJustice of PeaceKeeping HouseAt Home
Real estate value1100  
Personal estate value300  
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
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, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 45, series T9 reel 1085 page 76D = page 20 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; see the 1900 census entry transcribed below]
line891011
street name    
house number    
dwelling visit #188   
family visit #188   
namePittenturf, Jacob C- Marget [sic] E- Anderson- Emma
colorWWWW
sexMFMF
age45341430
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeSonSister
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationPainter [sic]Keeping HouseAt Home 
months unemployed    
currently ill?   Cronic [sic] Disease
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year   1
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 23, page 3]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service]

[line] 35
[house] 141
[family] 149
[name] Pittenturf [sic], Jacob C.
[rank] 1st Lieut
[company] F
[unit] 165 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 16 Oct 1862
[discharge date] 28 July 1863
[length of service] x years, 9 months, 12 days
[post office address] Heidlersburg, Penna
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

[line] 36
[house] 141
[family] 149
[name] Pittenturf, Jacob C.
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 91 Penn Inf.
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] x years, 4 months, 12 days
[post office address] Do. Do. [sc. Heidlersburg, Penna]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 28, series T623 roll 1354 page 349 = 10B handwritten]
[Isaac W Haverstock is living with them as a boarder]
[the previous entry is Jonathan Pittenturf]
[identification is confirmed by the 1890 veterans schedule entry transcribed above, and his obituary]
line757677
street   
house number   
dwelling number221  
family number225  
namePittenturf, Jacob C- Margaret- Emma
relationshipHeadWifeSister
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateFeb 1834Jan 1845Apr 1844
age665556
married?MMS
# years married3434 
mother of how many children? 1 
# of children living 0 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationJustice of Peace Dressmaker
# months not employed0 0
# months in school   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, series T624 roll 1292 page 83 = page 4A handwritten, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 32]
[identification is confirmed; see the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line1819
streetGettysburg Road
house nr  
dwelling nr78 
family nr78 
namePittenturf Margaret- Emma
relationshipHeadSister in Law
sexFF
colorWW
age6670
marital statusWdS
#years present marriage  
mother of # children1 
mother of # living children0 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationnoneDressmaker
nature of industry etc. At home
employer etc. OA
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  
# weeks out of work 1909  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
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, Cumberland County, Lemoyne Borough, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 19, microfilm series T625, film 1556, page 283 = 19 B handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; see the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line90919293
street    
house number153   
dwelling visit number22   
family visit number22   
nameSchue Milton C- Elmira G- Maurice RPittenturf, Margaret E
relationshipHeadWifeSonSister-in-Law
own/rentO   
free/mortgaged (if owned)F   
sexMFMF
raceWWWW
age at last birthday48561775
marital statusMMSW
year of immigration    
naturalized/alien    
year of naturalization    
attended school since Sept 1919    
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language    
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language    
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language    
can speak Englishyesyesyesyes
occupationCarpenternoneBakernone
industry, businessRailroad Bakery 
employment statusW W 
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 21 February 2015, from Fold3]


Pittendorf Jacob C
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Pittenturf Jacob C

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 22 Feb 15]

Pittenturf Jacob C
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

obituary

[obituary, Gettysburg Compiler 30 January 1907, Jacob C Pittenturf]
[transcribed 8 June 2012, from Ancestry]

Jacob C. Pittenturf met with a sudden death at his home in Heidlersburg on last Thursday evening. He had finished the evening meal and went out into yard [sic] and picked up the axe to chop some wood and fell to the ground. He expired in a few minutes, death being due to a stroke. His 74th birthday had been passed this month. He was born and lived his whole life in Heidlersburg. He enlisted in the 165th Pa. Reg't in 1862 and was promoted to 1st Lieut., serving nine months. He enlisted later in Co. G, 91st Pa. Inf., and was in battles of Suffolk, Nancemond River, Blackwater, Deserted House, Dismal Swamp, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, Summerton Road. He was a man of a great deal of native ability and a good pensman. He served as County Auditor and Clerk of the Courts and the dockets during his term give evidence of neatness and care. He served as Clerk to the Jury Commissioners for over thirty years, and here again his care and accuracy were shown. The lists of jurors put into the jury wheel for over a generation have been in his handwriting and his familiarity with people and names was a help to get the names in the wheel rightly spelled. He was a Justice of Tyrone township for many years, a position held by his father James Pittenturf. He married a Miss Shank in early life who survives him. The funeral was held on Sunday, services being conducted by Rev. Burkholder in the U.B. Church in Heidlersburg with interment in the Heidlersburg Cemetery. He is survived by one brother and two sisters, Jonathan Pittenturf and Miss Emma Pittenturf, both of Heidlersburg and Mrs. Sarah Lerew of Latimore township. He was a member of G.A.R. Post No. 9 of this place and his funeral was attended by a delegation from the post.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 9 Jun 12)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Adams County
NAME Pittenturf, Jacob C.
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 12/3/62--7/28/63
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. F. 165th Pa. Vol.
RANK 1st Lieut.
CEMETERY NAME Heidlersburg
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Heidlersburg village, 10 Mi. N.E. of Gettysburg
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION A. Row 2. 101' from No. fence
HEADSTONE FAMILY
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Per. Investigation
DATE 11/16/36
REMARKS mak

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