He enlisted under the alias John Roster (6).
He was born on 4 December 1827 (6, 10; 3 (36 in 1863), 9 (52 in 1880), 10 (72 in 1900)). He was born in Wurtemburg, Germany (3, 9, 10).
In 1858, he immigrated to the United States (10). He was a naturalized citizen by 1900 (10).
When he enlisted, he was a shoem[aker?] (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/8 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (3).
He was drafted (1, 2, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 30 July 1863 (1, 2, 3, 6 [1 June 1865]). He was in company K of the 118th Pennsylvania (2, 3, 5, 6, 8). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3). His service was credited to the Third Congressional District (3).
He was wounded at Petersburg, Virginia, on 29 March 1865 (2).
In 1880, he was living at 138 Mulberry Street, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Mary and son Lewis (9). He worked in a shoe shop, and had been unemployed for three months in the previous year (9).
In 1890, he was living in the Berks County Almshouse, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania (8).
On 12 August 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 5).
In 1892/93, he married Susana [unknown family name] (10). In 1900, she had had no children (10).
In 1900, he was living in Shillington, Berks County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Susana (10). He was a shoemaker, and had been unemployed for two months in the previous year (10).
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 Roster)
2 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'One hundred and eighteenth regiment', volume 3, page 1341. (In the roster) (John Roster)
3 company G, second descriptive roll, [#118] (John Roster)
4 pension index, by name (John Roster)
5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (John Roster)
6 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010) (Louis F Hohl alias John Roster)
7 Find a grave, memorial 63505092, created by Neil Scheidt, added 30 Dec 2010, accessed 11 Jan 2011 (Louis F "John Roster" Hohl)
8 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Berks County Almshouse, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 319, page 2 (Lewis Hohl)
9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Reading, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 53, microfilm series T9, film 1102, page 310 = 38 B handwritten (Lewis Hohl)
10 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, [illegible], Shillington, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 73 [?], microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 165 = 4 B handwritten (Louis Hohl)
11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Roster)
|street name||Mulberry Street|
|dwelling visit #||370|
|family visit #||416|
|name||Hohl Lewis||- Mary||- Lewis C|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Works in Shoe Shop||Keeping House||Apprentice at Wool Hatters [?]|
|school this year|
|name||Hohl Louis||- Susana|
|birth date||Dec 1827||Oct 1847|
|# years married||7||7|
|mother of how many children?||0|
|# of children living||0|
|# years in USA||42|
|# months not employed||2|
|# months in school|| |
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|