91st PA: William Brown Rumbaugh

William Brown Rumbaugh

Before the war

He was born on 22 April 1831 (15, 17, 18; 5 (32 in 1863), 6 (32 in 1863), 11 (15 in 1850), 12 (28 in 1860), 13 (39 in 1870), 14 (49 in 1880), 15 (69 in 1900), 18 (80 yrs 4 mos 10 dys at death in 1911)). He was born in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17). He was born to John Rumbaugh and Elizabeth Truby (17, 18 [John]).

In 1850, he seems to have been living in Kiskiminetas Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with Jacob and Susannah Rumbaugh, and other Rumbaugh's (11). He was a farmer (11).

In 1851/52, he married Annie Steele (15 (6 children, 5 alive in 1900), 17, 18 [daughter of Samuel Steele and Nancy Story]). They seem to have had six children, including these (17):

In 1860, he was living in Queenstown Borough, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with Anna (presumably his wife) and Anna and Nancy J (presumably their daughters) (12). He was a tailor (?), and owned $500 in real estate and $100 in personal property (12).

When he enlisted, he was a tailor (5, 6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and black hair (5, 6).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 5, 6). He was enlisted and mustered into service in the 62nd Pennsylvania on 17 July 1863 (1, 5, 6). He was enlisted for three years (5, 6). His service was credited to the 23rd congressional district (5, 6). He was in company M (20).

He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st (1, 9). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (2). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (3). He was then present, as a private (3). He was a private in company K (1, 20, 22-23).

On 28 October 1864, he helped carry John Hamilton (K) to the rear after Hamilton was wounded in the skirmish line in front of Petersburg, Virginia (21).

On 17 June 1865, he went on a furlough, which expired on 2 July 1865 (4, 10).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 9). He was a private, in company K (22-23).

After the war

On 23 February 1867, he swore that John Hamilton (K) was wounded on 28 October 1864, supporting Hamilton's widow's application for a pension (21). Rumbaugh was living in Brady's Bend, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (21).

In 1870, he was living in Queenstown Borough, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with Anna (presumably his wife), and Anna, Jane, William, Eugene, and Josephine (presumably their children) (13). He was a painter, and owned $1000 in real estate (13).

In 1880, he was living in Queenstown, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with his wife Anna and children Annie, W J, Eugene, and Josephine (14). He was a painter (14). He had been out of work for 6 months in the previous year (14).

In 1890, he was living in Perry, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (post office Queenstown) (8).

On 5 August 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (7, 9).

On 9 March 1907, he again applied for a pension (9).

In 1900, he was living in Queenstown Borough, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (15). He was living with his wife Annie (15). He was a day laborer (15). He had been unemployed for six months in the previous year (15).

On 20 December 1907, his wife, Anna S Rumbaugh, died, in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington (17, 18).

In 1910, he was living at 1136 South D Street, ward 3, Tascoma, Pierce County, Washington (16). He was living with his son Eugene and daughter Jennie Thompson (16). He was retired (16).

On 2 September 1911, he died, in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington (9, 17). He was buried in the Tacoma Cemetery, [Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington] (18).

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 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (William Rumbaugh)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (William Rumbaugh)

4 enlisted men's furloughs (Wm Rumbaugh)

5 company K, third descriptive roll (William Rumbaugh)

6 company K, fourth descriptive roll (William Rumbough)

7 pension index, by name (William Rumbaugh)

8 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Perry, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 24, page 3 (William Rumbaugh)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (William Rumbaugh)

10 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Wm Rumbough)

11 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Kiskiminetas Township, microfilm series M432, film 749, page 326 verso = 658 handwritten (William Rumbaugh)

12 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Queenstown Borough, post office Brady's Bend, microfilm series M653, film 1070, page 565 = 44 handwritten (William Rumbaugh)

13 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Queenstown Borough, post ofice Brady's Bend, microfilm series M593, film 1301, page 324 = 1 handwritten (William Rumbaugh)

14 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Queenstown, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T9, film 1096, page 375 = 2 B handwritten (W B Rumbugh)

15 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Queenstown Borough, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 16, microfilm series T623, film 1373, page 235 = 11 B handwritten (William B Rumbaugh)

16 1910 US census, Washington, Pierce County, Tacoma, ward 3, microfilm series T624, film 1664, page 107 = 32 B (Wm B Rundaugh [sic])

17 'Rombough-Rambach-Rumbaugh', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact William, updated 25 January 2011, accessed 12 March 2011 (William Brown Rumbaugh)

18 abstract of Washington death certificate, Wm B Rumbaugh, 2 Sep 1911 (available on FamilySearch, accessed 12 March 2011) (Wm B Rumbaugh)

19 abstract of Washington death certificate, Anna S Rumbaugh, 20 December 1907 (available on FamilySearch, accessed 12 March 2011) (Anna S Rumbaugh)

20 Page 254. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (William Rumbaugh)

21 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate number 93,690 (Maria Jane Brown widow of John Hamilton) (William Rumbaugh)

22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Rumbaugh)

23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Rumbough)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1920 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 12 March 2011)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 12 March 2011)

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William Rumbaugh in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Kiskiminetas Township, microfilm series M432, film 749, page 326 verso = 658 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
[although this William is living with Jacob and Susannah, William is not living with John and Elizabeth Rumbaugh in Perry Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (page 9 verso = 18 handwritten), and I have no other candidates]
line12345678
Dwellings visited303       
Families visited304       
NameJacob RumbaughSusannah "William "Sarah "Susan "David "James "Catherine J "
Age4119 [?]151412974
SexMFMF"M"F
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer "     
Real estate owned2000       
BirthplacePenna"""""""
Married within year        
Attended school within year     3  
Over 20 & can't read/write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Queenstown Borough, post office Brady's Bend, microfilm series M653, film 1070, page 565 = 44 handwritten]
[this page was light and I found the handwriting hard to decipher]
[identification is probable; the family clearly matches the family in the 1870 census transcribed below]
line10111213
Dwelling number527   
Family number456   
NameWilliam RumbaughAnna [??] ElizaNancy J Robinson [?]Anna
Age284329
Sexmfff
Color    
OccupationTailor [?]   
Value of real estate owned500   
Value of personal estate100   
Place of birthPaPaPaPa
Married within year    
Attended school within year 1  
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Queenstown Borough, post ofice Brady's Bend, microfilm series M593, film 1301, page 324 = 1 handwritten]
[identification is probable; this family clearly matches the family in the 1880 census transcribed below]
line17181920212223
Dwelling-house number5      
Family number5      
NameRumbaugh William- Anna- Anna- Jane- William- Eugene- Josephine
Age39391612632
SexMFFFMMF
ColorWWWWWWW
OccupationPainterHouse Keeper     
Real estate value1000      
Personal estate value       
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPa
Father foreign born       
Mother foreign born       
Birth month if born within year       
Marriage month if married within year       
Attended school past year  111  
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, Armstrong County, Queenstown, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T9, film 1096, page 375 = 2 B handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the 1890 veterans' schedule transcribed below]
line282930313233
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #15     
family visit #15     
nameRumbugh W. B.- Anna- Annie E- W. J.- S. Eugene- M. Josephen
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFMMF
age495023161411
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeDaughterSonSonDaughter
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationPainter At homeAt schoolAt schoolAt school
months unemployed6     
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year   111
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Perry, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 24, page 3]
[line] 33
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] Rumbaugh, William
[rank] Priv
[company] H
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 17 July 1863
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 11 months, 23 days
[post office address] Do " [sc. Queenstown]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Queenstown Borough, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 16, microfilm series T623, film 1373, page 235 = 11 B handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the 1890 veterans' schedule transcribed above]
line5556
street  
house number  
dwelling number222 
family number225 
nameRumbaugh William B- Annie
relationshipHeadWife
colorWW
sexMF
birth dateApr 1831June 1830
age6969
married?MM
# years married4848
mother of how many children? 6
# of children living 5
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGermanyPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaMaryland
immigration year  
# years in USA  
naturalized citizen?  
occupationDay Laborer 
# months not employed6 
# months in school  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
speaks Englishyesyes
owned/rentedO 
free or mortgagedF 
farm/houseH 
# of farm schedule  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Washington, Pierce County, Tacoma, ward 3, microfilm series T624, film 1664, page 107 = 32 B]
[written at the top of the page: "Note enumerated in April - Added in Nov. recount" and "verified Dan + Michael"]
[identification is likely; this family seems to match the family in the census entries transcribed above--note particularly Jane and Eugene in the 1870 census--and the gedcom listed as entry 17 above confirms this]
line707172
streetS. D St
house nr1136  
dwelling nr[check mark]  
family nr[check mark]  
nameRundaugh [sic] Wm B- Eugene SThompson Jennie R
relationshipHeadSonDaughter
sexWWW
colorMMF
age804353
marital statusWdSS
#years present marriage   
mother of # children  0
mother of # living children  0
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplace[blank][blank][blank]
mother's birthplace[blank][blank][blank]
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks English   
occupationRetiredOwn Incomenone
nature of industry etc.   
employer etc.   
out of work 15 Apr 1910?   
# weeks out of work 1909   
can read   
can write   
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedR [?]  
owned free or mortagaged   
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vetUA  
blind   
deaf & dumb   

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 20 March 2015, from Fold3]


Rumbaugh, William
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Rumbough, William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 20 Mar 15]

Rumbough, William
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 62" Pa. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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