91st PA: Henry Shubert

Henry Shubert

Before the war

He was born in 1835/36 (3 (27 in 1863), 8 [36 in 1870], 9 [possibly 78 in 1900], 10 [68 in 1910], 11 [42 in 1880]). He was born in Germany (3, 8, 11 [Prussia]).

He immigrated to the United States in 1841 (10). He was a naturalized citizen by 1870 (8).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 2-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown [?] eyes, and black hair (3).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 4). He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 20 July 1863 (1, 3, 4, 5 [20 Jul 65], 7). He enlisted for three years, at Lancaster, Pennsylvania (3). His service was credited to the ninth congressional district (3). He was a private in company I of the 118th Pennsylvania (4, 7).

On 2 June 1865, he was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry (1, 2, 3, 4). He reported for duty on 3 June 1865 (3). He has last been paid on 31 December 1864 by Major Holman, and had drawn clothes to the amount of $54.90 since 31 August 1864 (3). He was a private in company D of the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 12).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 5, 7). He was a private, in company D (12).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Paradise Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (8). He worked in a tannery (8).

In 1880, he was living at 206 Orange, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (11). He was a tanner (11).

In 1890, he was living in the 3rd ward of Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (5).

On 22 May 1891, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 7).

In 1900, it is possible that he was living in the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home, in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania (9).

He again applied for a pension on 8 March 1907 (7).

In 1910, he was living at 207 Lawrence Street, in Columbia Borough, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (10). He was a boarder (10).

He died on 22 May 1913 (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) (Henry Shubert)

2 company D, register of men transferred (Henry Shubert)

3 company D, [second] descriptive roll, entry 104 (Henry Shubert)

4 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'One hundred and eighteenth regiment', volume 3, page 1338. (In the roster) (Henry Shubert)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia, 3rd ward supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 168, page [1] (Henry Shubert)

6 pension index, by name (Henry Shubert)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Henry Shubert)

8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Paradise Township, microfilm series M593, film 1358, page 113 = 49 handwritten (Henry Shubert)

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Eric County, Erie, Penna Soldiers & Sailors Home, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 169, microfilm series T623, film 1407, page 194 = 4 B handwritten (Henry Schubert)

10 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia Borough, ward 3, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 16, microfilm series T624, film 1353, page 82 = 7 A handwritten (Henry Schubert)

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, ward 1, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 147, microfilm series T9, film 1142, page 20 = 23 C handwritten (Henry Sheperd [?])

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Shubert)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania veterans burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 5 April 2011)
Find a Grave
accessed 5 April 2011
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 5 April 2011
1860 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 10 April 2011)
1900 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 10 April 2011)
1920 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 10 April 2011)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 10 April 2011)

Note on identification

A Henry Shubert living in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, died on 13 March 1888 (Find a Grave memorial 41823879 (accessed 7 April 2011), quoting his death notice, Martinsburg Herald 22 March 1888). He was therefore not the Henry Shubert who served in the 91st, since that Henry Shubert was alive in 1890 (5) and died on 22 May 1913 (7). He was also 67 years old at death, and therefore born about 1821, which makes him older than the Henry Shubert who served in the 91st. He was an auctioneer, and prominent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and was survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons (ibid). He was buried in the Lancaster Cemetery (ibid). I have found several census entries for this (wrong) Henry Shubert:

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Henry Shubert in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Paradise Township, microfilm series M593, film 1358, page 113 = 49 handwritten]
[identification is likely, given his birthplace and the location]
line15
Dwelling-house number342
Family number354
NameShubert Henry
Age36
SexM
ColorW
Occupationwork in tannery
Real estate value 
Personal estate value 
BirthplaceGermany
Father foreign born1
Mother foreign born1
Birth month if born within year 
Marriage month if married within year 
Attended school past year 
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, Lancaster County, Lancaster, ward 1, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 147, microfilm series T9, film 1142, page 20 = 23 C handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; although the surname doesn't match, I haven't found another Henry Shephard born in Germany in Lancaster, and in all other ways he matches my Henry Shubert--note in particular that in 1870 he was working in a tannery, and this Henry Sheperd [?] is a tanner]
[I did not transcribe the other people in this residence]
line2
street nameOrange
house number[206]
dwelling visit #[225]
family visit #[225]
nameSheperd [?] Henry
[the first vowel looks like 'u' to me, but the HeritageQuest indexer read the name as 'Sheperd', and that makes more sense than 'Shuperd'--the 'p' is definitely not written in the same way as 'b' is written elsewhere on this page]
colorW
sexM
age42
month born if born in year 
relationshipBoarder
single1
married 
widowed/divorced 
married during year 
occupationTanner
months unemployed 
currently ill? 
blind 
deaf/dumb 
idiotic 
insane 
disabled 
school this year 
can't read 
can't write 
birthplacePrussia
father's birthplacePrussia
mother's birthplacePrussia

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia, 3rd ward supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 168, page [1]]
[line] 7
[house] 396
[family] 407
[name] Henry Shubert
[rank] Private
[company] D
[unit] 91 Regt Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 20 July 1865 [sic]
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] x years, x months, x days
[post office address] Columbia Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] No 7 H Shubert Enroled [sic] on 20th of July + Discharged on 10 July by order of War Department Exact copy of Discharge

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Eric County, Erie, Penna Soldiers & Sailors Home, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 169, microfilm series T623, film 1407, page 194 = 4 B handwritten]
[identification is unknown; I have not found him elsewhere in 1900, but have no other reason to suppose this is my Henry Shubert; he is also older than my Henry Shubert]
line73
street 
house number 
dwelling number 
family number 
nameSchubert Henry
relationship" [sc. Inmate]
colorW
sexM
birth dateOct 1821
age78
married?S
# years married 
mother of how many children? 
# of children living 
birthplaceGermany
father's birthplaceGermany
mother's birthplaceGermany
immigration year1845
# years in USA55
naturalized citizen?Na
occupation 
# months not employed 
# months in school 
can readYes
can writeYes
speaks EnglishYes
owned/rented 
free or mortgaged 
farm/house 
# of farm schedule 

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia Borough, ward 3, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 16, microfilm series T624, film 1353, page 82 = 7 A handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other residents, headed by Mary Hefti [?]]
[identification is likely, given the location and his birthplace]
line45
streetLawrence Street
house nr[207]
dwelling nr[140]
family nr[140]
nameSchubert Henry
relationshipBoarder
sexM
colorW
age68
marital statusS
#years present marriage 
mother of # children 
mother of # living children 
birthplaceGer (German)
father's birthplaceGer (German)
mother's birthplaceGer (German)
immigrated1841
naturalized/alienNa
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationOwn Income
nature of industry etc. 
employer etc. 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? 
# weeks out of work 1909 
can readyes
can writeyes
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rented 
owned free or mortagaged 
farm/house 
nr on farm schedule 
civil war vetUA
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 2 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Shubert Henry
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118" Pa. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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