91st PA: Alexander Shrader

Alexander Shrader

picture of Alexander Shrader

Thanks to Ken Deatrick for supplying this picture!

Before the war

He was born on 4 January 1827, in Liberty Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, (2, 3, 15 (Irishtown); 4 (70 in 1892), 8 (44 in 1865), 12 (31 in 1860), 13 (46 in 1870), 14 (58 in 1880)). He was born in Liberty Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, (2, 3, 15 [Irishtown]). He was born to Jacob Shrader and Magdalene Clark (2).

He moved to Irishtown, Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in 1850 (New Oxford post office) (3).

On 21 April 1853, he married Catharine McClain (2). They had 3 children:

He rented from Hen. J. L. Jenkins and lived there until his death (3).

In 1860, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Kate and daughter Mary (12). He was a day laborer, and owned $100 in personal property (12).

In 1863 he is listed a a carpenter; in other places he is listed as a laborer or workman (2, 5, 6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was five feet ten or eleven inches tall, had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (5, 6).

During the war

He was drafted for nine months in 1862 (3). He enlisted on 16 October 1862 (5, 9). He was mustered into service on 6 November 1862 (7). He was in company H of the 165th Pennsylvania militia (2, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11). His captain was William H. Brogunier (2, 5). He was discharged with his company on 29 July 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (2, 5, 7 [28 July], 9 [28 July]).

He enlisted, as a draftee, on 28 February 1865 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (1, 6, 8, 9). He was a private in company F (1, 6, 16).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 6, 8, 9). He was a private, in company F (16).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his wife Catherine and children Mary and Henry (13). He was a laborer, and owned $100 in personal property (13).

In 1880, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with his wife Catharine and children Mary and Henry (14). He was a cigar maker (14).

On 12 August 1882, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (10, 11).

In 1890, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office: Irishtown) (9).

He died on 10 January 1892, of cancer (2, 3, 4, 10, 15). His obituary describes him as a "good workman and obliging neighbor" (3).

He was buried on a Tuesday, at the Basilica of The Sacred Heart of Jesus (Conewago Chapel) Catholic Cemetery, in Edge Grove, Conewago Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (2, 3, 15).

On 30 January 1892, his widow, Catharine Shrader, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (10, 11).

Researcher

Ken Deatrick is studying Alexander Shrader. Contact him at kdeatrick@embarqmail.com.

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 e-mail, Ken Deatrick

3 obituary, in New Oxford Item, supplied by Ken Deatrick

4 tombstones, Alexander and Catherine Shrader

5 discharge certificate, 165th PA drafted militia, Alexander Shrader

6 discharge certificate, 91st PA, Alexander Shrader

7 Bates (see #1), p.1097 (165th Pennsylvania Infantry) (Alexander Shrader)

8 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Alexander Shrader)

9 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 18, page 1 (Alexander J Shroder)

10 pension index, by name (Alexander Shrader)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Alexander Shrader)

12 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, post office New Oxford, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 532 = 60 handwritten (Alexander Schroeder)

13 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, post office Abbottstown, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 321 recto = 11 handwritten (Alex Schroeder)

14 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, district 60, [Oxford Township,] supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 60, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 297 = 3 C handwritten (Alex Shrouder)

15 Find a Grave, memorial 11818469, created by Pat Callahan, 25 Sep 2005, accessed 13 April 2011 [identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st] (Alexander Shrader)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Alexander Shrader)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
Ancestry and LDS indices (accessed 4 Oct 10)
he is not living with Jacob and Magdalene Shroeder in Freedom, Adams County, Pennsylvania (see microfilm series M432, film 743, page 129 verso = 40 handwritten = 258 handwritten)
1900 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 4 Oct 10)
In 1900, Henry Shrader is living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (see microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 303 = 9 A handwritten)
1910 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 4 Oct 10)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest and LDS indices (accessed 4 Oct 10)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 4 Oct 10)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 4 October 2010

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, post office New Oxford, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 532 = 60 handwritten]
line313233
Dwelling number428  
Family number426  
NameAlexander SchroederKate "Mary "
Age31243
Sexmff
Color   
OccupationDay Laborer  
Value of real estate owned   
Value of personal estate100  
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]""
Married within year   
Attended school within year   
Cannot read & write 1 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, post office Abbottstown, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 321 recto = 11 handwritten]
line17181920
Dwelling-house number74   
Family number78   
NameSchroeder Alex" Catherine" Mary" Henry
Age4643128
SexMFFM
ColorWWWW
OccupationLaborerKeeping House  
Real estate value    
Personal estate value100   
Birthplace- [sc. Penna]---
Father foreign born    
Mother foreign born    
Birth month if born within year    
Marriage month if married within year    
Attended school past year  11
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, Adams County, district 60, [Oxford Township,] supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 60, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 297 = 3 C handwritten]
line24252627
street name    
house number    
dwelling visit #21   
family visit #21   
nameShrouder Alex" Catharine" Mary" Henry
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
age58532219
month born if born in year    
relationship wifeDaughterSon
single  1 
married    
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationCigar MakerKeeping house Cigar Maker
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year    
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPenna  
mother's birthplacePennaPenna  

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 18, page 1]
[line] 12
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] Alexander J Shroder [sic]
[rank] Private
[company] H
[unit] 165 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 16 Oct 1862
[discharge date] 28 July 1863
[length of service] [blank] years, 9 months, [blank] days

[name] Do
[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 91 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 4 months, [blank] days

[post office address] Irishtown Adams Co Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

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]


Shrader Alexander
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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