91st PA: Jerome Edward Small

Jerome Edward Small

Pictures

two pictures of his wife and a grandchild [thanks to Chris Buckingham!]

Before the war

He was born in 1835/36 (4 (52 yrs, 3 mos, 9 dys on 31 May 1888), 10 (29? 28? in 1865)).

He had six brothers and two sisters (7):

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had blue eyes, sandy hair, and a florid complexion (9).

During the war

At least four of his brothers served in the Civil War (7). His brother Jeremiah Small served in company F (6, 7). Jacob served in company F of the 165th Pennsylvania, and was a veteran volunteer in company C of the 152nd Pennsylvania (7). 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 (2, 7). David served in company C of the 202nd Pennsylvania (7). 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) (8).

He was drafted from Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (16th congressional district) (1, 9, 10). He was mustered into service as a private on 28 February 1865 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (1, 10, 11). He was a private, in company F (1).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 10, 11). He was a private, in company F (14).

After the war

He was a plasterer (3). He was not a member of the Grand Army of the Republic (3). He was married, and had eight children, two of whom died before he did (3, 7).

He died on 31 May 1888, in York, Pennsylvania (2, 3, 4, 13). He was buried at St. Patricks Catholic Cemetery, York, Pennsylvania (2, 4).

In 1890, his widow, Joanna B Small, was living in York, York County, Pennsylvania (11).

On 12 July 1890, his widow, Johanna Small, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (12, 13).

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) (Jerome Small)

2 e-mail, Chris Buckingham, 3 April 2002 and 11 May 2002 (Jerome Edward Small)

3 'Death in the workshop'. In The York Gazette, 1 June 1888, page 3. (Thanks to Chris Buckingham for providing this transcription!) (Jerome E Small)

4 [Obituary for Jerome Small.] In The York Gazette, 1 June 1888, page 3. (Thanks to Chris Buckingham for providing this transcription!) (Jerome Small)

5 tombstone, Jerome E Small

6 e-mail, Chris Buckingham, 29 May 2002

7 e-mail, Chris Buckingham, 4 August 2002

8 e-mail, Chris Buckingham, 4 Feb 04

9 e-mail, Chris Buckingham, 28 Feb 04, citing pension record

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

11 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, York County, York, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 273, page 3 (Jerome C Small)

12 pension index, by name (Jerome E Small)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Jerome E Small)

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

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, York County, York, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 273, page 3]
[line] 35
[house] 93
[family] 97
[name] Joanna B. widow of Jerome C. Small
[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] x years, 4 months, 11 days
[post office address] York Pa
[disability incurred] x
[remarks] x

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 Jerome E.
     Jerome
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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