91st PA: Louis F Hohl alias John Roster

Louis F Hohl alias John Roster

Name

He enlisted under the alias John Roster (6).

Before the war

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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/8 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (3).

During the war

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).

On 2 June 1865, he was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania to the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3, 5 [1 Jun]). He was a private in company G of the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 11).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 5). He was a private, in company G (11).

After the war

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).

On 17 October 1904, he died (5 [1904], 6 [17 Oct 04]). He was buried in Alsace Lutheran Church Cemetery, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania (6, 7).

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 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)

Display



Louis F Hohl alias John Roster in the 91st PA database

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Reading, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 53, microfilm series T9, film 1102, page 310 = 38 B handwritten]
line394041
street nameMulberry Street
house number138  
dwelling visit #370  
family visit #416  
nameHohl Lewis- Mary- Lewis C
colorWWW
sexMFM
age525717
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeSon
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationWorks in Shoe ShopKeeping HouseApprentice at Wool Hatters [?]
months unemployed3  
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplaceWurtemburgWurtemburgPennsylvania
father's birthplaceWurtemburgWurtemburgWurtemburg
mother's birthplaceWurtemburgWurtemburgWurtemburg

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Berks County Almshouse, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 319, page 2]
[line] 23
[house] 1
[family] 1
[name] Hohl Lewis
[rank] Private
[company] K
[unit] 118 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 7 July 1863
[discharge date] 3 July 1865
[length of service] 2 years, = months, = days
[post office address] Berks County Alms House P.O. Reading Pa L. Box 875
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] served a few days over 2 yrs dont [sic] recollect dates

1900 census

[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]
line5859
street  
house number  
dwelling number57 
family number59 
nameHohl Louis- Susana
relationshipHeadWife
colorWW
sexMF
birth dateDec 1827Oct 1847
age7252
married?MM
# years married77
mother of how many children? 0
# of children living 0
birthplaceGermanyPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGermanyPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceGermanyPennsylvania
immigration year1858 
# years in USA42 
naturalized citizen?Na 
occupationShoemaker 
# months not employed2 
# months in school  
can readYesNo
can writeYesNo
speaks EnglishYesNo
owned/rentedR 
free or mortgaged  
farm/houseH 
# 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 17 March 2015, from Fold3]


Roster, John
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118" Pa. Inf.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010)]
RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Berks County
NAME (alias - John Roster) 77
DATE OF BIRTH 12-4-1827
DATE OF DEATH 10/17/1904
VETERAN OF [blank] WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 6-1-1865 7-10-1865
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. K 118th Regt. Pa Vol
RANK Pvt
CEMETERY NAME Alsace
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Reading, Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION 2 Lot 7
HEADSTONE Granite
INFORMATION GIVEN BY R A Dotterer (Grave Regst)
DATE 10-31-1934
REMARKS see - Hohl, Louis F
[the "Louis F Hohl" card has the same information except for the name]

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