He was born on 24 July 1829 (15 [July 1828], 20; 4 (33 in 1861), 8, 13 (43 in 1870), 14 (50 in 1880), 15 (71 in 1900), 16 (21 in 1850), 17 (71 in 1901), 19 (71 yrs 6 mos. - dys at death in 1901)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20).
In 1850, he was living in Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). He was living with John Reeves and others (but no one else with the surname 'Sage') (16). He was a painter (16).
When he enlisted, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (8). He had a scar on the right side of his forehead [?] (8). He had a tatoo of a heart (with some characters) on his left arm (8).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861 (1, 4, 8, 9, 10, 18). He enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Reiff (8, 9 [Lt Col]). He was mustered in at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 4). He was in company C (1, 22 (1st sgt)).
He was appointed first sergeant on 21 September 1861 (6, 7).
In 1870, he was living in the 12th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with Sarah (presumably his wife), and John, Millard, Maggie, Charles, and Emma (presumably their children) (13). He was a journ[eyman] h[ouse] painter (13).
In 1880, he was living at 2249 Palethorp Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with his sons Millard and Charles (14). He was a widower (14). He was a painter (14).
In 1890, he was living either at 2003 South 11th Street or at 2005 Story Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10, 11). He was a painter (11).
On 28 January 1893, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (12, 18).
In 1900, he was living at 1027 Third Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). He was living with his son Charles, and Charles' family (15). He was a painter (15).
He died of phthisis pulmonalis on 13 January 1901, in Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey (17, 18 [12 Jan], 19, 20). He was then a painter (19). The funeral was held on 20 January, at 4465 Wingohocking Street, in Frankford (his son's residence) (17, 19). Those invited included Baker Post, number 8, GAR, the John Sage Gun and Rod Club, and the Philadelphia Navy Yard painters (17). He was buried in the Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery (17, 19, 20).
Nick Sage is researching John Sage, who is his 3rd-greatgrandfather (21). Contact him at email@example.com (21).
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)
3 regimental descriptive book (John Sage)
4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (John Sage)
5 company C List of commissioned officers (John Sage)
6 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 1, sergeants (John Sage)
7 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 2, first sergeants (John Sage)
8 company C, descriptive roll, number 1 (John Sage)
9 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 4 (John Sage)
10 1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1?], enumeration district [40?], page [2?] (image 193 on Ancestry), line 14 (John Sage)
11 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (John Sage)
12 pension index, by name (John Sage)
13 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 12th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1396, page 195 = 43 handwritten (John Sage)
14 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 360, microfilm series T9, film 1178, page 172 D = 24 handwritten (John J Sage)
15 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2nd ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 38, microfilm series T623, film 1452, page 156 A = 8 handwritten (John Sage Sr)
16 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 3rd [?] ward Kensington, microfilm series M432, film 806, page 141 (John Sage)
17 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer 18 January 1901, page 12 (John Sage)
18 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (John Sage)
19 transit permit, Camden New Jersey, and undertaker's certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 13 January 1901 (John Sage)
20 Find a Grave (viewed 11 April 2009) (thanks to Bill Flis for pointing me to this page, which he created!) (John Sage Sr)
21 e-mail, Nick Sage to Harry A Ide, 2 February 2011 (John Sage Sr)
22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Sage)
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Painter|
|Real estate owned|
|Birthplace||Do [sc. Pena]|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Sage John||- Sarah||- John||- Millard||- Maggie||- Charles||- Emma|
|Color||" [sc. W]||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Occupation||Journ [?] H Painter||Keep house||App book binder|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value|
|Birthplace||" " [sc. Penna]||Ireland||Penna||" "||" "||" "||" "|
|Father foreign born||1||1 [sic]||1||1||1||1|
|Mother foreign born||1||[blank sic]|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1||1||1||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|street name||Palethorp Street|
|dwelling visit #|||
|family visit #|||
|name||Sage John J||" " Millard F||" " Charles A|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Painter||Segar Maker||Segar Maker|
|school this year|
|father's birthplace||N Jersey||Penn [?]||Penn [?]|
|name||Sage Charles A L||- Emma L [?]||- Harry R||- John Sr.||Schiedt Jacob||- Catharine E||- George L|
|relationship||Head||Wife||Son||Father||F in Law||M in Law||B in Law|
|birth date||June 1861||Sept 1865||Feb 1893||July 1828||Aug 1830||May 1833||Mar 1863|
|# years married||15||15||45||45|
|mother of how many children?||2||7|
|# of children living||1||3|
|# years in USA||47|
|occupation||Park Guard||At School||Painter||Baker||Silverware Mfr|
|# months not employed||0||0||0||0|
|# months in school||8|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
SAGE.--On January 13, 1901, John Sage, aged 71 years. Funeral on Sunday afternoon, January 20, at 2 o'clock, at the residence of his son, John Sage, Jr., No. 4465 Wingohocking street, Frankford. Baker Post., No. 8, G.A.R.; Ninety-first Pennsylvania Volunteers; the John Sage Gun and Rod Club, and the painters of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, are invited. To proceed to K. of P., Greenwood Cemetery.[transit permit, Camden New Jersey, and undertaker's certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 13 January 1901, John Sage]
A Certificate of Death, signed by Henry B Duritz, physician, having been presented to and filed with me, Registrar of Vital Statistics for the CAMDEN, N.J. in the County of CAMDEN, N.J., setting for the following facts: "Name of deceased John Sage Sr. Date of Death Jany 13 / 1901 [?] Hour of death 11 55 [?] PM Age 71 years 6 months - days; Place of death Woodbury NJ Cause of death Phthisis Pulmonalis"
And an Undertaker's Certificate, signed by David H Schuyler + Sons undertaker, having been also presented to and filed with me, setting forth that said body has been prepared by said undertaker for transportation in every particular as required for such cases by Law and the Rules of the Board of Health of the State of New Jersey:
PERMISSION is hereby granted to convey said body by Private Conveyance from Camden in the County of CAMDEN, N.J., to Phila In the County of Phila in the State of Pa and David H. Schuyler is hereby authorized to accompany said body in such transit.Dated at [blank] County of [blank] New Jersey, this 14" day of Jany A.D. 1901.