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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).
When he enlisted, he was five feet ten or eleven inches tall, had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (5, 6).
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 mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 6, 8, 9). He was a private, in company F (16).
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).
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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)
|Name||Alexander Schroeder||Kate "||Mary "|
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate||100|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Penna]||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Schroeder Alex||" Catherine||" Mary||" Henry|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||100|
|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||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 ...|
|dwelling visit #||21|
|family visit #||21|
|name||Shrouder Alex||" Catharine||" Mary||" Henry|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Cigar Maker||Keeping house||Cigar Maker|
|school this year|