91st PA: John Rickroad

John Rickroad

Before the war

He was born on 16 October 1842 (6, 11 (Oct 42); 2 (32 in 1865), 7 (7 in 1850), 8 (18 in 1860), 9 (26 in 1870), 10 (37 in 1880), 11 (57 in 1900), 12 (67 in 1910), 13 (77 in 1920)). He was born in Pennsylvania (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13). He was born to John Rickrode and Catharine Kuhn (6, 7, 8).

In 1850, he was living in Mt Pleasant Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his parents and other children (7). He had attended school within the year (7).

In 1860, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his parents and other children (8). He was a day laborer (8).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 2). He was mustered into service as a private on 28 February 1865 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3, 5). He was a private, in company F (1, 14-15).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 2, 3, 5). He was a private, in company F (14-15).

After the war

On 22 September 1867, he married Sarah Margaret Adams, in Sacred Heart RCC, Conewago Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (6, 11). In 1900, she had had no children (11).

In 1870, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Sarah (9). He was a lime burner [?], and owned $200 in real estate and $200 in personal property (9).

In 1880, he was living in Adams County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Sarah and his brother-in-law George A Adams [?] (10). He was a laborer.

On 7 May 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 5).

In 1890, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office: Irishtown) (3). He was suffering from a sore eye (3).

In 1900, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (11). He was a day laborer [?] (11). He had been unemployed for 12 months in the previous year (11).

On 9 January 1907, his wife, Sarah Rickrode, died (6).

On 26 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (5).

In 1910, he was living in McSherrystown Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania (12). He was a boarder, with Sarah and Kurt [?] Lawrence (12). He was a widower (12). He was living on his own income (12).

In 1920, he was living in McSherrystown Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his brother-in-law Jenstius [?] Lawrence and his wife Sarah Lawrence (13). He was not working.

He died on 6 March 1921 (5, 6). He was buried in Sacred Heart RCC, Conewago Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (6).

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) (John Rickroad)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (John Rickroad)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 18, page [2] (John F Rickrode)

4 pension index, by name (John Rickroad)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (John Rickroad)

6 'Charles Smith of Adams Co, Pa, 1749-1832', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Angela (viewed 4 March 2009) (cites church records from Sacred Heart of Jesus "Conewago Chapel", Edge Grove, Adams Co, PA) (John Rickrode)

7 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Mt Pleasant Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 298 = 595 handwritten (John Rickrode)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 531 = 59 handwritten (John Rickrode)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 322 = 14 handwritten (John Rickrode)

10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, supervisor's district 7 [? or 9?], enumeration district 60, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 298 = 6 B handwritten (John F Rickrode)

11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 25, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 300 = 6 A handwritten (John M [?] Rickrode)

12 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Conoway Township, McSherrystown Borough, supervisor's district 15 [?], enumeration district 22, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 241 = 4 B handwritten (John Rickrode)

13 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Borough of McSherrystown, 1st ward, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 23, microfilm series T625, film 1507, page 269 = 17 A handwritten (John I Rickrode)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed Jan 08)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Mt Pleasant Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 298 = 595 handwritten]
line11121314151617
Dwellings visited162      
Families visited166      
NameJohn RickrodeCatharine "Louisa "John "Margaret "Joseph "Martin [sic] "
Age313197642
Sexmffmfmm [sic]
Colorday labourer      
Occupation of males over 15 years       
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""""
Real estate owned       
Married within year       
Attended school within year  111  
Over 20 & can't read/write11     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 531 = 59 handwritten]
line7891011121314
Dwelling number417       
Family number415       
NameJno RickrodeCatharine "John "Margarett "Maria [sic] "Charles "Sarah "William "
Age44421815121084
Sexmfmff [sic]mfm
Color        
OccupationDay Laborer Day Laborer     
Value of real estate owned        
Value of personal estate200       
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]"""""""
Married within year        
Attended school within year   1111 
Cannot read & write 1      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 322 = 14 handwritten]
line12
Dwelling-house number93 
Family number99 
NameRickrode John" Sarah
Age2632
SexMF
ColorWW
OccupationLime [?] Burner [?]Keeping House
Real estate value200 
Personal estate value200 
BirthplacePenna-
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, supervisor's district 7 [? or 9?], enumeration district 60, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 298 = 6 B handwritten]
line181920
street name   
house number   
dwelling visit #48  
family visit #51  
nameRickrode, John F" SarahAdams [?] Geo A
colorWWW
sexMFM
age374234
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeBrother to wife
single  1
married   
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationLaborerKeeping houseLaborer
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPenna 
mother's birthplacePennaPenna 

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 18, page [2]]
[line] 16
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] John F. Rickrode
[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 91 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 4 months, [blank] days
[post office address] Irishtown, Adams Co. Pa.
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] Suffering from a Sore Eye.

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 25, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 300 = 6 A handwritten]
line1617
street  
house number  
dwelling number117 
family number110 
nameRickrode John M [?]Sarah M.
relationshipHeadWife
colorWW
sexMF
birth dateOct 1842Apl 1838
age5762
married?MM
# years married32 [sic]33 [sic]
mother of how many children? 0
# of children living 0
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year  
# years in USA  
naturalized citizen?  
occupationDay Laborer [?] 
# months not employed12 
# months in school  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYes
owned/rentedO 
free or mortgagedM 
farm/houseF 
# of farm schedule56 

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Conoway Township, McSherrystown Borough, supervisor's district 15 [?], enumeration district 22, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 241 = 4 B handwritten]
line888990
street2nd Street
house nr21  
dwelling nr68  
family nr69  
nameLawrence Kurt [?]- Sarh [sic]Rickrode John
relationshipHeadWifeBoarder
sexMFM
colorWWW
age585767
marital statusM1M1Wd
#years present marriage3232 
mother of # children 2 
mother of # living children 2 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationLaborCigar MakerOwn income
nature of industry etc.Odd JobsFactory 
employer etc.WW 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?NoNo 
# weeks out of work 1909120 
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedM  
farm/houseH [?]  
nr on farm schedule[blotch]  
civil war vet[blotch][blotch][blank]
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Borough of McSherrystown, 1st ward, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 23, microfilm series T625, film 1507, page 269 = 17 A handwritten]
line121314
street[illegible] North Second [?] St
house number21  
dwelling visit number283  
family visit number297  
nameLawrence Jenstius [??]- SarahRickrode John I
relationshipHeadWifeBro in law
own/rentO  
free/mortgaged (if owned)F  
sexMFM
raceWWW
age at last birthday676777
marital statusMMS [sic]
year of immigration   
naturalized/alien   
year of naturalization   
attended school since Sept 1919   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language   
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language   
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language   
can speak Englishyesyesyes
occupationLaborernonenone
industry, businessCemetery  
employment statusW  
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 28 February 2015, from Fold3]


ReckRoth, John
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Rickroad, John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 5 March 2015]

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

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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