91st PA: Jeremiah D Small

Jeremiah D Small

Before the war

He was born on 26 June 1841 (2; 8 (23 in 1865), 12 (40 in 1880), 13 (30 in 1870)). He was born in Pennsylvania (12, 13).

He had six brothers and two sisters (3).

During the war

At least four of his brothers served in the Civil War (3). His brother Jerome Small served in company F (3). Jacob served in company F of the 165th Pennsylvania, and was a veteran volunteer in company C of the 152nd Pennsylvania (3). William served in company H of the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry from 19 September 1861 to 13 October 1864, and was wounded at the Wilderness, with a bullet lodged near his spine (3). David served in company C of the 202nd Pennsylvania (3). He also had a brother Daniel, who was married to Agnes V Butler, and is not the Daniel Small who served in company C of the 202nd Pennsylvania (married to Anne Marie Heidler), or the Daniel Small who served in the 152nd Pennsylvania, 3rd Heavy Artillery, Co U (married to Julia) (6).

Jeremiah also served in the 165th Pennsylvania Infantry (9). He enlisted on 16 October 1862 (9). He was discharged on 29 July 1863 (9).

He was a substitute (1, 8). He was mustered into service as a private on 23 March 1865 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (1, 8, 9 [28 Feb]). He was a private, in company F (1, 14).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 8, 9). He was a private, in company F (14).

After the war

He was married to Sara Altroghy (also known as Anna M Althrogey), on 21 October 1866, at the Conewago Chapel, Adams County, Pennsylvania (6). They had four children (all baptized at the Conewago Chapel, Adams County) (6):

In 1870, Jeremiah was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his wife Anna and children Cletus and Linus (13). He was a painter, and owned $360 in real property (13).

In 1880, Jeremiah D Small was living in Oxford, Adams County, Pennsylvania (5, 12). He was living with his son Cletus, his brother David Small, and David's family (5, 12). He was a painter (5, 12). He was widowed or divorced (12).

He was married for a second time, to Lydian Laughman (of Berwick Township), on 23 October 1888, by Reverend Daniel F Haugh (7). They had a child, Lucy Ann Small, who was born on 21 January 1889, and baptized at the Conewago Chapel (6).

In 1890, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office: Hanover) (9).

On 1 August 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (10, 11).

He died on 20 April 1908 (2, 4, 11). He is buried in the New Oxford Catholic Cemetery, Adams County, Pennsylvania (2), next to his brother William (3, 4).

On 28 April [?] 1908, his widow, Lydia A Small, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (10, 11).

On 2 [?] March 1912, Harry B Slagle, a minor dependent, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (10, 11).

Researcher

Contact Chris Buckingham at Lookin4treasure@aol.com.

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) (Jeremiah Small)

2 e-mail, Chris Buckingham, 29 May 2002 (Jeremiah D Small)

3 e-mail, Chris Buckingham, 4 August 2002

4 tombstone

5 1880 US census extract, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford, district 60, page 298b (thanks to Dennis Clowney for providing this!) (Jeremiah D Small)

6 e-mail, Chris Buckingham, 4 February 2004

7 e-mail, Chris Buckingham, 4 February 2004, citing marriage announcement, in Sentinel [a newspaper in Adams County PA], 30 October 1888 (Jeremiah D Small)

8 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Jeremiah Small)

9 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 18, page [2] (Jeremiah D Small)

10 pension index, by name (Jeremiah D Small)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Jeremiah D Small)

12 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 60, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 298 = 6 B handwritten (Jeremiah D Small)

13 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, microfilm series M593, filim 1289, page 323 = 15 handwritten (Jeremiah Small)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jeremiah D Small)

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 323 = 15 handwritten]
line37383940
Dwelling-house number111   
Family number117   
NameSmall Jeremiah" Anna M" Cletis" Linus
Age303033/12
SexMFMF [sic]
ColorWWWW
OccupationPainterKeeping house  
Real estate value360   
Personal estate value    
Birthplace-[sc. Penna]---
Father foreign born    
Mother foreign born    
Birth month if born within year   Apr [?]
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, Adams County, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 60, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 298 = 6 B handwritten]
line567891011
street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #45      
family visit #48      
nameSmall, David " Malinda" Jeremiah D" Ida" Calvin" Francis" Cletus
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMFMMM
age36294054212
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeBrotherDaughterSonSon 
single       
married       
widowed/divorced  1    
married during year       
occupationPainterKeeping housePainter    
months unemployed4 4    
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year       
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPenna     
mother's birthplacePennaPenna     

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 18, page [2]]
[line] 25
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] Jeremiah D. Small
[rank] Private
[company] H
[unit] 165 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 16 Oct 1862
[discharge date] 29 July 1863
[length of service] [blank] years, 9 months, [blank] days

[name] Do
[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 91 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 4 months, [blank] days

[post office address] Hanover York Co. Pa.
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 11 April 2015, from Fold3]


Small Jeremiah D.
     Jeremiah
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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