91st PA: George Shellenberger (or Shellenger)

George Shellenberger (or Shellenger)

Before the war

He was born in April 1835 (9; 3 (18 in 1865), 8 (40 in 1880), 9 (65 in 1900), 10 (73 in 1910)). He was born in Pennsylvania (8, 9, 10).

During the war

He was a substitute (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 24 March 1865 (1, 3, 5). He was mustered as a private, in company B, at Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania (1, 3, 11-12).

He may have been charged for a lost cap box, cartridge box, and gun sling, perhaps when the regiment mustered out (2).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 3, 5). He was a private, in company B (11-12).

After the war

Sometime between 1867 and 1870, he married Martha [unknown family name] (9 [30 years in 1900], 10 [42 years in 1910]). In 1900 and 1910, she had had eight children, six of whom were still alive (9, 10).

In 1880, he was living in Juniata Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Martha, and three children (Mary, Alexander, and Samuel) (8). He was a farmer (8).

On 26 June 1889, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 7).

In 1890, he was living in Walker, Juniata County, Pennsylvania (post office: East Salem) (5). He had lost hearing in his left ear (5).

In 1900, he was living in Walker Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Martha and son Samuel (9). He was a locomotive engineer, but had been out of work 9 months in the previous year (9).

He again applied for a pension on 1 March 1907 (6).

In 1910, he was living in Delaware Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Martha (10). He was a farmer (10).

He died on 2 July 1911, in Juniata County, Pennsylvania (4, 6).

On 8 July 1911, Martha Shellenberger, his widow, successfully applied for a pension (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) (George Shellenberger)

2 list of men who owed money [?] (Geo Shellenger [sic])

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 23 June 2004 (Geo. Shellenberger)

4 [death notice], National Tribune, 2 November 1911, page 10, column 5 (Geo. Shellenberger)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Walker, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 207, page 4 (George Shellenbarger)

6 pension index, by regiment (George Shellenberger)

7 pension index, by name (George Shellenberger)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Juniata Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 194, microfilm series T9, film 1134, page 202 A = 28 handwritten (George Shellenberger)

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Walker Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 126, microfilm series T623, film 1417, page 166 A = 11 handwritten (George Shellenberger)

10 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Delaware Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 91, microfilm series T624, film 1352, page 20 A = 2 [?] handwritten (George Shellenberger)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George Shollenberger)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George Shellenberger [?])

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Juniata Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 194, microfilm series T9, film 1134, page 202 A = 28 handwritten]
line3940414243
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #44    
family visit #44    
nameShellenberger George- Martha- Mary A- Alexander- Samuel
colorWWWWW
sexMFFMM
age40401082
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeDaughterSonSon
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationFarmerKeeping houseAt home  
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year  11 
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePaPaPaPaPa
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Walker, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 207, page 4]
[line] 41
[house] 171
[family] 182
[name] George Shellenbarger
[rank] Private
[company] B
[unit] 91 Pa Inft
[enlistment date] 24 Mar 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 0 years, 3 months, 16 days
[post office address] East Salem, Juniat [sic] Co. Pa
[disability incurred] lost His hearing in left Ear
[remarks] [blank]

Death notice

[source: National Tribune 2 November 1911, page 10, column 5]
Juniata County, Pa., veterans mustered out [sc. died] from Oct. 13, 1910, to Oct. 2, 1911: ... Geo. Shellenberger, 91st Pa; ...

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Walker Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 126, microfilm series T623, film 1417, page 166 A = 11 handwritten]
line161718
street   
house number   
dwelling number225  
family number232  
nameShellenberger George- Martha- Samuel A
relationshipHeadWifeSon
colorWWW
sexMFM
birth dateApril 1835Aug 1838May 1878
age656122
married?MMS
# years married3030 
mother of how many children? 8 
# of children living 6 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationLocomotive Engineer Farmer
# months not employed8 0
# months in school   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedR  
free or mortgaged   
farm/houseF  
# of farm schedule112  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Delaware Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 91, microfilm series T624, film 1352, page 20 A = 2 [?] handwritten]
line2324
street  
house nr  
dwelling nr60 
family nr64 
nameShellenberger George- Martha
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age7371
marital statusM1M1
#years present marriage4242
mother of # children 8
mother of # living children 6
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationFarmerNone
nature of industry etc.General Farm 
employer etc.OA 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  
# weeks out of work 1909  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedO 
owned free or mortagagedM 
farm/houseF 
nr on farm schedule52 
civil war vet[something is written here, but a check mark over it obscures it] 
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 29 March 2015, from Fold3]


Shollenberger George
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Shellenberger George

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 4 Apr 15]

Shellenberger [?] George
[the Fold3 index has 'Skellenberger', and the second letter could be a 'k'--but since no card for a George Shellenberger would then be present in the digitization, and the card for George Shollenberger has a cross reference to George Shellenberger, I think it's probably an 'h']
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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