91st PA: John Sage

John Sage

Before the war

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).

Description

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).

During the war

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).

He was promoted on 15 August 1862 to second lieutenant, replacing Theodore Parsons (1, 3 [14 Aug], 4, 5, 7 [1st lt]).

He was discharged on 22 December 1862 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 [resigned], 7 [resigned], 9, 10, 18). He was second lieutenant of company C (22).

After the war

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).

Researcher

Nick Sage is researching John Sage, who is his 3rd-greatgrandfather (21). Contact him at nick1072@gmail.com (21).

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 Official army register

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)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 3rd [?] ward Kensington, microfilm series M432, film 806, page 141 ]
[I did not transcribe the other people at this residence, headed by John Reeves]
line29
Dwellings visited[268]
Families visited[343]
NameJohn Sage
Age21
SexM
Color 
Occupation of males over 15 yearsPainter
Real estate owned 
BirthplaceDo [sc. Pena]
Married within year 
Attended school within year 
Over 20 & can't read/write 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 12th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1396, page 195 = 43 handwritten]
line567891011
Dwelling-house number281      
Family number303      
NameSage John- Sarah- John- Millard- Maggie- Charles- Emma
Age4334161412105
SexMFM"FMF
Color" [sc. W]""""""
OccupationJourn [?] H PainterKeep houseApp book binder    
Real estate value       
Personal estate value       
Birthplace" " [sc. Penna]IrelandPenna" "" "" "" "
Father foreign born 11 [sic]1111
Mother foreign born 1[blank sic]    
Birth month if born within year       
Marriage month if married within year       
Attended school past year   1111
Can't read       
Can't write 1     
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, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 360, microfilm series T9, film 1178, page 172 D = 24 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other people at this residence]
line212223
street namePalethorp Street
house number[2249]  
dwelling visit #[178]  
family visit #[212]  
nameSage John J" " Millard F" " Charles A
colorWWW
sexMMM
age502420
month born if born in year   
relationshipBoarderSonSon
single 11
married   
widowed/divorced1  
married during year   
occupationPainterSegar MakerSegar Maker
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennPennPenn
father's birthplaceN JerseyPenn [?]Penn [?]
mother's birthplacePennIrelandIreland

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1?], enumeration district [40?], page [2?] (image 193 on Ancestry), line 14]
[line] 14
[house] 43
[family] 44
[name] John Sage
[rank] 2d Lieut
[company] C [?]
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 20 Aug 1861
[discharge date] 22 Dec 1862
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] 2005 Story [?] St Phila [written above a crossed-out '2003 South 11th St']
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[transcription at Ancestry, searched January 2005]
John Sage, painter, h 2003 S 11th
William F Shirley, printer, h 2003 S 11th

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2nd ward, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 38, microfilm series T623, film 1452, page 156 A = 8 handwritten]
line30313233343536
streetThird Street   
house number1027      
dwelling number122      
family number141      
nameSage Charles A L- Emma L [?]- Harry R- John Sr.Schiedt Jacob- Catharine E- George L
relationshipHeadWifeSonFatherF in LawM in LawB in Law
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMMMFM
birth dateJune 1861Sept 1865Feb 1893July 1828Aug 1830May 1833Mar 1863
age3834771696737
married?MMSWdMMWd
# years married1515  4545 
mother of how many children? 2   7 
# of children living 1   3 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaGermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGermanyGermanyGermany
mother's birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGermanyGermanyPennsylvania
immigration year    1853  
# years in USA    47  
naturalized citizen?    Na  
occupationPark Guard At SchoolPainterBaker Silverware Mfr
# months not employed0  00 0
# months in school  8    
can readyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
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 21 March 2015, from Fold3]


Sage John
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
1" Sgt. | 2" Lieut.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer 18 January 1901, page 12]

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.

death certificate

[transit permit, Camden New Jersey, and undertaker's certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 13 January 1901, John Sage]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed 6 November 2008)]

TRANSPORTATION OF DEAD HUMAN BODY.
TRANSIT PERMIT.
No. 152
[stamped] 14361
State of New Jersey, County of CAMDEN, N.J. (City) CAMDEN, N.J.

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.
H C Francis Registrar.
Residence CAMDEN, N.J.
County CAMDEN, N.J. City Clerk

Undertaker's Certificate in Relation to Deceased.
8. Occupation Painter
9. Place of Birth, U.S.
10. When a Minor, [blank]
Buried from 11. Ward 23
[Buried from] 12. Street and Number 4465 Wingohocking St. Frankford
13. Date of Burial, Jany 20 /01
14. Place of Burial, K. of P. Greenwood
Schuyler + Sons Undertaker,
Residence, 6th + Diamond

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