91st PA: Elias Rinker (or perhaps Rienker)

Elias Rinker (or perhaps Rienker)

Before the war

He was born on 22 December 1840 (4, 5, 14; 3 (23 in 1863), 6 (19 in 1860), 7 (30 in 1870), 8 (30 sic in 1880), 9 (69 in 1910), 12 (9 in 1850)). He was born in Monroe County, Pennsylvania (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12). He was born to Johannes Rinker and Margaret Pensyl (4, 5).

In 1850, he was living in Hamilton Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his parents and siblings (12). He had attended school within the year (12).

In 1860, he was living in Jackson Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his parents and siblings (6). He was a farm laborer (6).

When he enlisted, he was a far[mer] (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (3).

During the war

He was drafted (1). His service was credited to the Eleventh Congressional District of Pennsylvania (3). He was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 2 March 1863 (1). He was in company E of the 118th Pennsylvania (11). He enlisted for three years, in Monroe County, Pennsylvania (3).

On 2 June 1865, he was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania to the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 2, 11 [1 June]). He was a private in company I of the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 15).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 3, 11). He was a private, in company I (15).

After the war

On 21 October 1866, he was married to Julia Ann Singer (4, 5). They had eight children (5):

In 1870, he was living in Jackson, Monroe County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Julia and children Austin and Mary (7). He was a laborer, and owned $100 in personal property (7).

In 1880, he was living in Paradise Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Julia and children Oscar, Wallace, John, Hattie, and Sarah (8). He was a laborer (8).

In 1886, he was married to Caroline Emma [unknown family name] (4, 5, 9 [24 years in 1910]).

On 16 July 1890, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (10, 11).

In 1910, he was living at 543 Ann [?] Street, Stroudsburg Borough, Monroe County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his second wife Caroline, daughter Emma, and her daughter Myrtle (9). He was living on his own income (9).

On 24 December 1910, he again applied for a pension (11).

He died on 12 April 1916, in Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania (4, 5, 11, 14). He was buried in Prospect Cemetery, East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania (14).

On 24 April 1916, his widow, Emma C Rinker, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (10, 11).

In 1920, his widow, Emma C Rinker, was living on Route 168, Stroud Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania (13). She was living with Jerome and Flora Kuntner (her child and in-law) and their daughter Dorothy (13).

On 8 May 1920, his widow, Caroline Rinker, died (14). She was buried in Prospect Cemetery, East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania (14).

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) (Elias Rienker)

2 company I, register of men transferred (Elias Rinker [sic])

3 company I, descriptive roll, #95 (Elias Rinker)

4 message, 10 November 2005, on "Rinker" surname board, at Rootsweb.com, posted by Brent (Elias Rinker)

5 'Miller-Kellog-Bartholomew-Shipe Family Pages', a GEDCOM on Rootsweb.com WorldConnect, updated 29 August 2005 (searched 2 January 2006) (Elias Rinker)

6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Jackson Township, microfilm series M653, film 1142, page 582 = 106 handwritten (Elias Rinker)

7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Jackson (post office Jackson Corners), microfilm series M593, film 1376, page 89 = 19 handwritten (Elias Rinker)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Paradise Township, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 222, microfilm series T9, film 1157, page 318 A = 9 [?] handwritten (Elias Rinker)

9 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Stroudsburg Borough, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 50, microfilm series T624, film 1376, pages 203 B - 204 A = 13-14 handwritten (Elias Rinker)

10 pension index, by name (Elias Rinker)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Elias Rinker)

12 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Hamilton Township, microfilm series M432, film 798, page 29 verso = 58 handwritten (Elias Rinker)

13 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Stroud Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 61, microfilm series T625, film 1603, page 200 = 8 B handwritten (Emma C Rinker)

14 Find a Grave, memorial 15192187, created by Frederich Otto, added 8 August 2006, accessed 19 March 2011 [identification is confirmed by photo of tombstone, which reads: 'RINKER ELIAS RINKER, A MEMBER OF CO. I, 91. REG. P. V. DEC. 22, 1840 - APRIL 12, 1916. CAROLINE - HIS WIFE APRIL 10, 1837 - MAY 8, 1920'] (Elias Rinker)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed April 2007)
1900 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 19 Mar 11)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 19 Mar 11)

Display



Elias Rinker in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Hamilton Township, microfilm series M432, film 798, page 29 verso = 58 handwritten]
line31323334353637383940
Dwellings visited64         
Families visited64         
NameJohn RinkerMargaret "David "Amose [sic] "Jermiah [sic] "Elias "Silas "Eve Ann "Elizabeth "Eliza "
Age5347212010941974
SexMFMMMMMFFF
Color          
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer         
Real estate owned          
Birthplace" [sc. Pennsylvania]"""""""""
Married within year          
Attended school within year    11 11 
Over 20 & can't read/write 1        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Jackson Township, microfilm series M653, film 1142, page 582 = 106 handwritten]
line78910111213
Dwelling number641      
Family number681      
NameJohn RinkerMargaret "Jeremiah "Elias "Elizabeth "Eliza "Silas "
Age63562119161514
SexMFMMFFM
Color       
OccupationFarmer Farm LaborerDo   
Value of real estate owned       
Value of personal estate       
Place of birthDo [sc. Pennsylvania]DoDoDoDoDoDo
Married within year       
Attended school within year    111
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Jackson (post office Jackson Corners), microfilm series M593, film 1376, page 89 = 19 handwritten]
line891011
Dwelling-house number125   
Family number133   
NameRinker EliasJulia AAustinMary
Age301923 [?]/12
SexMFMF
ColorWWWW
OccupationLaborerK House  
Real estate value    
Personal estate value100   
Birthplace - Pennsylvania -
Father foreign born    
Mother foreign born    
Birth month if born within year   Mar
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, Monroe County, Paradise Township, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 222, microfilm series T9, film 1157, page 318 A = 9 [?] handwritten]
line1234567
street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #84      
family visit #84      
nameRinker Elias" Julia" Oscar" Wallace" John" Hattie" Sarah
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMMMFF
age30 [sic]29128531
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeSonSonSonDaughterDaughter
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorcedLaborerKeeping House     
married during year       
occupation       
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year  1    
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPaPaPaPaPa

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Stroudsburg Borough, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 50, microfilm series T624, film 1376, pages 203 B - 204 A = 13-14 handwritten]
line9910012
streetAnn [?] Street
house nr543   
dwelling nr319   
family nr319   
nameRinker Elias- Caroline EMartines [??] Emma- Myrtle [?]
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughter [sic; probably granddaughter?]
sexMFFF
colorWWWW
age69733814
marital statusM2M2M1S
#years present marriage24243 
mother of # children 11 
mother of # living children 11 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated    
naturalized/alien    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationOwn IncomeNoneLaborNone
nature of industry etc.  Odd jobs 
employer etc.  W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  No 
# weeks out of work 1909  0 
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09   yes
owned/rentedR   
owned free or mortagaged    
farm/houseH   
nr on farm schedule    
civil war vet[blank (sic)]   
blind    
deaf & dumb    

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Stroud Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 61, microfilm series T625, film 1603, page 200 = 8 B handwritten]
line61626364
streetRoute 168 Arlington Heights
house numberFm   
dwelling visit number170   
family visit number181   
nameKuntner Jerome N- Flora- Dorothy MRinker Emma C
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterMother
own/rentO   
free/mortgaged (if owned)M   
sexMFFF
raceWWWW
age at last birthday45542084
marital statusMMSW
year of immigration   unk
naturalized/alien   unk
year of naturalization    
attended school since Sept 1919  no 
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew JerseyGermany
native language   German
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGermany
father's native language   German
mother's birthplaceGermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGermany
mother's native languageGerman  German
can speak EnglishYesYesYesYes
occupationFarmernoneMillinernone
industry, businessHome Farm Milliner Shop 
employment statusOA W 
number of farm schedule105   

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 5 March 2015, from Fold3]


Rinker, Elias
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118" Pa Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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