91st PA: Jacob Zimmer alias Jacob Simmer

Jacob Zimmer alias Jacob Simmer

Name

He enlisted under the alias 'Jacob Simmer' (3, 7).

Before the war

He was born in 1840/41 (2 (24 in 1865), 4 (29 in 1870), 5 (39 in 1880)). He was born in Prussia (2, 4, 5).

When he enlisted, he was a shoemaker (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and black hair (2).

During the war

He also served in company D of the 6th US Cavalry (3, 7). (The pension index by regiment also refers to John Mayer alias John Miller A 34 Md Inf (7).)

He was a substitute for H Waner (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 23 February 1865 (1, 2). He was enlisted for one year, at Alleghany [County], Pennsylvania, by Captain J W Keeker [?] (2). His service was credited to the 23rd Congressional District (2). He was a private in company G (1, 8).

He received clothing worth $22.17 (2).

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

After the war

In 1870, he was living in the 20th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4). He was a shoemaker (4). He was living with his wife Gertrude, and with Elizabeth Mayers, and Emma Zimmer (4).

In 1880, he was living on 26th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5). He was a hostler (5). He was living with his wife Gertrude, and children Emma, Clara, Frederick, Gertrude, Mary, and William (5).

On 17 December 1891, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 7).

On 5 January 1898, his widow, Gertrude Zimmer, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 7).

In 1910, his widow, Gertrude Zimmer, was living on Lower State Road, Doylestown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (6). She was living with her son William (6). She was a farmer, on a small farm (6). She had immigrated in 1857, from Germany (6).

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) (Jacob Simmer)

2 company G, descriptive roll, [#79] (Jacob Simmer)

3 pension index, by name (Jacob Zimmer alias Jacob Simmer)

4 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 20th ward, microfilm series M593, film 142, page 142 = 47 handwritten (Jacob Zimmer)

5 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 111, enumeration district 602, microfilm series T9, film 1187, page 486 = 12 B handwritten (Jacob Zimmer)

6 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T624, film 1319, page 268 = 11 A handwritten (Gertrude Zimmer)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (and second card) (Jacob Zimmer alias Jacob Simmer)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jacob Simmer)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedule
Ancestry index
one living in Gloucester City, Camden County, New Jersey, had no identifying information

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 20th ward, microfilm series M593, film 142, page 142 = 47 handwritten]
line20212223
Dwelling-house number[284]   
Family number315   
NameZimmer Jacob- GertrudeMayers ElizabethZimmer Emma
Age293181
SexMFFF
ColorWWWW
OccupationShoemakerKeeping house  
Real estate value    
Personal estate value    
BirthplacePrussiaPrussiaPennaPenna
Father foreign born1111
Mother foreign born1111
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 old    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...    

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 111, enumeration district 602, microfilm series T9, film 1187, page 486 = 12 B handwritten]
line4344454647484950
street name26th St
house number        
dwelling visit #111       
family visit #122       
nameZimmer JacobZimmer Gertrude- Emma- Clara- Fredrick- Gertrude- Mary- William
colorWWWWWWWW
sexMFFFMFFM
age39411197426/12
month born if born in year       Nov
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterSonDaughterDaughterSon
single  111111
married11      
widowed/divorced        
married during year        
occupationHostlerKeeping houseAt homeAt schoolAt school   
months unemployed        
currently ill?        
blind        
deaf/dumb        
idiotic        
insane        
disabled        
school this year   11   
can't read        
can't write        
birthplacePrussiaPrussiaPhilada PaPhilada PaPhilada PaPhilada PaPhilada PaPhilada Pa
father's birthplacePrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussia
mother's birthplacePrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussia

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T624, film 1319, page 268 = 11 A handwritten]
line12
streetLower State Road
house nr  
dwelling nr172 
family nr172 
nameZimmer Gertrude- William
relationshipHeadSon
sexFM
colorWW
age7130
marital statusWdS
#years present marriage  
mother of # children11 
mother of # living children7 
birthplaceGermany GerPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGermany GerGermany Ger
mother's birthplaceGermany GerGermany Ger
immigrated1857 
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationFarmerPainter
nature of industry etc.Small farmHouse
employer etc.OAW
out of work 15 Apr 1910? No
# weeks out of work 1909 0
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedR 
owned free or mortagaged  
farm/houseF 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vet  
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 4 April 2015, from Fold3]


Simmer Jacob
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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