91st PA: Joseph Rementer

Joseph Rementer

A query

Is he the Joseph Rementer who was living with (and perhaps working for?) John Lentz in 1850?

Before the war

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 15, 16, 18 (Ireland)). He was born in 1817/18 (2 (44 in 1862), 15 (48 in 1860), 16 (56 in 1870), 18 (78 at death in 1891)).

In 1860, he was living in the first ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). He was living with his wife Margaret, and children Louis, Charles, Joseph, Catharine, Margaret, and Jane (15). He was a gardener (15).

When he enlisted, he was a gardener (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a recruit [i.e. a volunteer?] for three years in company E on 3 September 1862, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania (1, 2, 14, 20). He enlisted and was mustered into service by Lieutenant Gregory (2).

He was one of eleven men taken prisoner at the Battle of Fredericksburg, when company E was left behind (2). On 19 May 1863, he (along with eight others) returned to the regiment, as a paroled prisoner (11).

He fought at the battle of Gettysburg (6).

He began working as Matthew Hall's cook on 6 November 1863 (7, 8, 12), and was still his cook on 14 November (7), and 30 December (8).

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 30 men who had more than fifteen months to serve who were willing to reenlist (9). On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave (13).

On 13 February 1862, he went on a furlough, which ended on 23 February 1865 (10). He returned on the 23rd (10).

He was detailed as hospital attendant on 15 March 1865 (4).

He was discharged, at a camp near Washington DC, on 30 May 1865 by War Department general order (1, 3 [1 June], 14). He was a private, in company E (20).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). He was a laborer (16). He was living with his wife Margaret, and children Charles, Joseph, Katie, Margaret, and Jennie (16).

In 1880, his widow, Margaret Rementer, was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (17). She was living with her son Joseph, and others (17).

He applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension on 5 July 1890 (5, 19).

In 1890, he was living at the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Erie, Pennsylvania (14).

He died on 22 October 1891, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of dilatation of heart (18, 19). He was buried on 25 October 1891, in Mount Moriah Cemetery (18).

His widow, Margaret Rementer, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension on 25 November 1891 [?] (5, 19).

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 company E, descriptive book, entry 113 (Joseph Rementer)

3 company E, register of men discharged, number 50 (Joseph Rementer)

4 special order 15, headquarters, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, 15 March 1865

5 Veterans' administration. Pension index, by name. (Searched 31 Jan 2001, on <www.ancestry.com>.) (Joseph Rementer)

6 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Joseph Rementer)

7 letter, Gregory to Marvin, 14 November 1863

8 letter, Sellers to Marvin, 30 December 1863

9 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

10 enlisted men's furloughs (Jos Ramenter)

11 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 19 May 1863 (Private Rementer)

12 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 6 November 1863 (Priv Rementer)

13 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Rementer)

14 1890 US census, Veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Erie County, Soldiers and Sailors Home, enumeration district 264, page 10, line 13 (Joseph Rementer)

15 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, first ward, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 479 = 305 handwritten (Joseph Rementer)

16 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1413, page 209 = 115 handwritten (Joseph Rementer)

17 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 548, microfilm series T9, film 1185, page 481 = 20 D handwritten (Margaret Rementer)

18 death certificate, 25 October 1891, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, number 8189 (Joseph Rementer)

19 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Joseph Rementer)

20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Rementer)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

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1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, first ward, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 479 = 305 handwritten]
line3334353637383940
Dwelling number2041       
Family number2354       
NameJoseph RementerMargaret "Louis "Charles "Joseph JrCatharine "Margaret JrJane
Age484623168751
Sexmfmmmfff
Color        
OccupationGardener Brickmaker     
Value of real estate owned        
Value of personal estate        
Place of birth" [sc. Penn]"""""""
Married within year        
Attended school within year     1  
Cannot read & write11      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1413, page 209 = 115 handwritten]
line28293031323334
Dwelling-house number185      
Family number205      
NameRementer Joseph- Margaret- Charles- Joseph- Katie- Margaret- Jennie
Age56532519171510
SexMFMMFFF
ColorWWWWWWW
OccupationLaborerKeep houseMachinistLaborerAt houseAt SchoolAt School
Real estate value       
Personal estate value       
BirthplacePennPennPennPennPennPennPenn
Father foreign born       
Mother foreign born       
Birth month if born within year       
Marriage month if married within year       
Attended school past year     11
Can't read       
Can't write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 1    
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 548, microfilm series T9, film 1185, page 481 = 20 D handwritten]
line272829303132
street name      
house number912     
dwelling visit #168     
family visit #183     
nameRementer JosCowden ChasRementer MargaretCowden KateRementer MaggieDouglas Jackie
colorWWWWWW
sexMMFFFF
age29565272420
month born if born in year      
relationshipBroNephewMotherSisterSisterSister
single11 11 
married     1
widowed/divorced  1   
married during year      
occupationLaborer  Tailoresswork in Labratory [sic] 
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year      
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePhiladaPhilaPhilaPhilaPhilaPhila
father's birthplacePhilaPhilaPhilaPhilaPhilaPhila
mother's birthplacePhilaPhilaPhilaPhilaPhilaPhila

1890 census, veterans' schedule

[1890 US census, Veterans schedules, Pennsylvania, Erie County, Soldiers + Sailors Home, enumeration district 264, page 10]
[line] 13
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] Rementer Joseph
[rank] Private
[company] E
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 3 Sept 1862
[discharge date] 30 May 1865
[length of service] 2 years, 8 months, 27 days
[post office address] " " " " " [sc. Soldiers & Sailors Home Erie Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 28 February 2015, from Fold3]


Rementer, Joseph
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, 25 October 1891, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, number 8189, Joseph Rementer]
[source: www.familysearch.org]


8189
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Joseph Rementer
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 78 ys.
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Oct 22 1891
7. Cause of Death, Dilatation of Heart
G F Musty [??] M.D.
Residence, 1425 [?] S Broad
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation --
9. Place of Birth, Irland [sic]
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 26
12. Street and Number, 1817 Rosewood St
13. Date of Burial, Oct 25 1891
14. Place of Burial, Mount Moriah Cemetery
Mrs Z [?] Surrey [??] Undertaker
Residence 818 So 8 St

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