He enlisted under the alias 'Jacob Simmer' (3, 7).
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).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and black hair (2).
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).
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).
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)
8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jacob Simmer)
|Name||Zimmer Jacob||- Gertrude||Mayers Elizabeth||Zimmer Emma|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value|
|Father foreign born||1||1||1||1|
|Mother foreign born||1||1||1||1|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|street name||26th St|
|dwelling visit #||111|
|family visit #||122|
|name||Zimmer Jacob||Zimmer Gertrude||- Emma||- Clara||- Fredrick||- Gertrude||- Mary||- William|
|month born if born in year||Nov|
|married during year|
|occupation||Hostler||Keeping house||At home||At school||At school|
|school this year||1||1|
|birthplace||Prussia||Prussia||Philada Pa||Philada Pa||Philada Pa||Philada Pa||Philada Pa||Philada Pa|
|street||Lower State Road|
|name||Zimmer Gertrude||- William|
|#years present marriage|
|mother of # children||11|
|mother of # living children||7|
|father's birthplace||Germany Ger||Germany Ger|
|mother's birthplace||Germany Ger||Germany Ger|
|nature of industry etc.||Small farm||House|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|