91st PA: Henry C Sinex

Henry C Sinex

Before the war

He was born in December 1843 [?] (26; 14 (18 in 1862), 24 (25 in 1870), 25 (35 in 1880), 26 (56 in 1900), 28 (59 at death in 1902)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14, 24, 25, 26, 28).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (14).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (14).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 26 September 1862 (1, 13 [2 September 1861], 14, 16). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory (14). He was a private in company D (1, 30).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (19). He was wounded on 3 July 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1).

On 6 September 1863, he was absent without leave (8).

He was at Camp Convalescent, Alexandria, Virginia, on 8 September 1863, when Lieutenant Colonel Sinex asked for his return (4).

On 26 September 1863, he was reported returned from hospital for duty (9).

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 30 men who had more than fifteen months to serve who were willing to reenlist (4). On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave (10).

On 2 May 1864, he was detailed for duty at Brigade Headquarters (15).

On 20 June 1864, he was detailed by General Griffin for duty in the provost guard at division headquarters (6, 7). He was still there in September (?) 1864 (7).

He was discharged in the field, near Washington DC, on 2 June 1865 by special order (1) or by general order 26, War Department (11, 12, 14, 16). He was a private, in company D (30).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in ward 2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (24). He was a carpenter (24). He was living with Thomas Sinex (perhaps his brother), and Elizabeth Sinex (perhaps his mother) (24).

On 16 March 1875, he successfully applied for a pension (17, 27).

In 1880, he was living on Buck Road, ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (25). He was a vegetable farmer (25). He was living with his wife Sarah Elizabeth, children Henry and Sarah, two boarders, and a niece (25). (While this wife's name does not match the widow who applied for a pension, or his wife in 1900, I have not found any other Henry Sinex.)

He was on the arrangements committee for the 1884 meeting of the 91st's Survivor's Association (2, 23), and attended the meeting (3).

In 1890, he was living at 2515 McKee Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16).

At the December 1896 meeting of the 91st's Survivors' Association, he was elected Treasurer (20).

At the December 1897 meeting of the 91st's Survivors' Association, he was reelected Treasurer (21, 29).

In 1900, he was living on Buck Road, ward 39, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (26). He was a farmer (26). He was living with his wife Matilda, and son Elwood (26).

On 8 May 1902, he died of cerebral hemorrhage, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (22, 27 [8 May 1912 [sic], 28). His residence or place of death was 507 Snyder Avenue (28). He was buried on 13 May 1902, at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery (28).

On 4 June 1902 [?], his widow, Matilda Sinex, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (17, 27).

In 1910, his widow, Matilda, was living at 1509 [?] Morris Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18). She was living with her son Elwood (18).

Researcher

Antoinette Waughtel Sorensen is interested in Henry Sinex; contact her at waughtel@oz.net, and see her web page.

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 [notice of 1884 91st Survivors' Association meeting]. Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail, 20 September 1884, page 5, column 4.

3 'The Ninety-first' [account of 1884 meeting]. Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail, 20 December 1884, page 6 column 2.

4 letter, J Sinex to Marvin, 8 September 1863

5 letter, J Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

6 special order 60, HQ 91st PA, 20 June 1864

7 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Harry C Sinex)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 6 September 1863 (Henry Sinex)

9 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 26 September 1863 (Priv Sinex)

10 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Sinex)

11 company D, register of men discharged (Henry C Sinex)

12 company D, register of men discharged ("reorganization" page) (Henry C Sinex)

13 company D, descriptive roll, entry 25 (Henry C Sinex)

14 company D, second descriptive roll, entry 56 (Henry C Sinex)

15 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 2 May 1864 (Pri Sinex)

16 1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [38], page [2?] (image 184 on <www.ancestry.com>) (Henry C Sinex)

17 pension index, by name (Henry C Sinex)

18 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26 [?], supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 557, microfilm series T624, film 1401, page 60 A = 20 handwritten (Matilda Sinex)

19 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Henry C Sinex)

20 'Veterans celebrate: The anniversary of the battle of Fredericksburg remembered'. Philadelphia Inquirer 13 December 1896 page 4 . (Henry C Sinex)

21 'News of interest to the veterans'. Philadelphia Inquirer 19 December 1897 page 7 (Henry C Sinex)

22 'In memoriam'. Philadelphia Inquirer 8 May 1903, page 15 (Henry C Simex [sic])

23 'G.A.R.', Philadelphia Inquirer 6 September 1884, page 3 (Henry Sinex)

24 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, microfilm series M593, film 1388, page 242 = 171 handwritten (Henry Sinox)

25 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1, microfilm series T9, film 1166, page 12 B = 25 handwritten (Henry C Sinex)

26 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 39, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 15509 [?], microfilm series T623, film 1480, page 197 A = 3 handwritten (Henry Sinex)

27 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Henry C Sinex)

28 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8 May 1902 (Henry C Sinex)

29 'War veterans have a jolly time'. The Times (Philadelphia PA), 14 December 1897, page 8. (Henry C Sinex)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Rootsweb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007
1920 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed July 2007)
his widow was not living with their son Ellwood

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, microfilm series M593, film 1388, page 242 = 171 handwritten]
line2728293031323334
Dwelling-house number1222       
Family number1350       
NameSinox Henry- Thos- ElizbDilmore G W- Elizb- ElizbGoodall Joe- O
Age25245324228 [?] /12304
SexMMFMFFFF
ColorWWWWWWWW
OccupationCarpenterCarpenterKeep houseGardiner--Clk Dry Good Store-
Real estate value        
Personal estate value        
BirthplacePennPennPennPennPennPennPennPenn
Father foreign born        
Mother foreign born        
Birth month if born within year     Dec  
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 old11 1    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...        

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1, microfilm series T9, film 1166, page 12 B = 25 handwritten]
line28293031323334
street nameBuck [?] Road
house number       
dwelling visit #216      
family visit #216      
nameSinex Henry C- Sarah Elizabeth- Henry C- SarahSimon AlbertVan Horn HenryGoodall Arletta
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMFMMF
age353041212815
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeSonDaughterBoarderBoarderNeice [sic]
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationVegetable FarmerKeeping HouseAt homeAt homeFarm LaborerFarm LaborerAt home
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year      1
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGermanyPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaGermanyPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaGermanyPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [38], page [2?] (image 184 on <www.ancestry.com>)]
[line] 19
[house] 299
[family] 329
[name] Henry C. Sinex
[rank] Privit [sic]
[company] D
[unit] 91 Inf PV
[enlistment date] 26 Sep 1862
[discharge date] 2 June 1865
[length of service] 2 years, 8 months, 5 days
[post office address] 2515 McKee St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

Lydia Jackson, wid John, was living at 2515 McKee.

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 39, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 15509 [?], microfilm series T623, film 1480, page 197 A = 3 handwritten]
line313233
streetBuck Road
house number   
dwelling number46 [?]  
family number49 [?]  
nameSinex HenrySinex Matilda- Elwwod M
relationshipHeadWifeSon
colorWWW
sexMFM
birth dateDec 1843 [??]Jun [?] [illegible]Feb 1888 [?]
age56 [?]3412
married?MMS
# years married[illegible][illegible] 
mother of how many children? 1 
# of children living 1 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaGermany [?]Pennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaGermany [?]Pennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationFarmer At School
# months not employed0  
# months in school  9
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYes
owned/rentedR  
free or mortgaged   
farm/houseHF  
# of farm schedule5  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26 [?], supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 557, microfilm series T624, film 1401, page 60 A = 20 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other family at this residence, headed by Nathan [?] Gibson]
line3233
streetMorris Street
house nr[1509 [?]] 
dwelling nr[275] 
family nr[288] 
nameSinex Matilda C- Elwood H
relationshipNoneNone
sexFM
colorWW
age4420
marital statusWdS
#years present marriage  
mother of # children1 
mother of # living children1 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGermany GerPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceGermany GerPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationNoneCommission Merch [?]
nature of industry etc. Produce
employer etc. Emp
out of work 15 Apr 1910? No
# weeks out of work 1909 0
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rented  
owned free or mortagaged  
farm/house[house] 
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 2 April 2015, from Fold3]


Sinex Henry C
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

memorial

[Philadelphia Inquirer 8 May 1903, page 15]
IN MEMORIAM

SIMEX [sic].--In loving remembrance of Henry C. Simex [sic], who departed this life May 8, 1902.

HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8 May 1902, Henry C Sinex]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed 27 October)]


25295
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Henry C. Sinex
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 59 yrs.
5. Married
6. Date of Death May 8th 1902
7. Cause of Death Cerebral Hemorrhage
P P Turney M.D.
Residence, N.E. Cor 5th Jackson Sts
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Pa
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 31st [?]
12. Street and Number, 507 Snyder Ave.
13. Date of Burial, May 13, 1902
14. Place of Burial, Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
David H. Kollock Undertaker.
Residence, 706 So 2d

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