91st PA: Amos Mosser Sourbeer

Amos Mosser Sourbeer

Before the war

He was born in October 1840 (7, 10, 14; 2 (23 in 1863), 5 (62 at death), 10 (9 in 1850), 11 (20 in 1860), 12 (34 in 1870), 13 (39 in 1880), 14 (59 in 1900)). He was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14). He was born to Reuben Sourbeer and Mary Mosser (7, 10).

In 1850, he was living in Safe Harbor or Conestoga Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his parents Reuben and Mary Sourbeer, and others (10). He had attended school within the year (10).

In 1860, he was living in Safe Harbor, Conestoga Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with Ann Sourbeer (11). He was a clerk in a store, and owned $125 in personal property (11). He had been married within the year (11).

He married Frances H [unknown family name] about 1862, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (7, 14 [34 yrs in 1900]). In 1900, she had had four children, two of whom were alive (14, 15 [3 children, 2 alive in 1910]).

When he enlisted, he was a lab[orer] (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and black hair (2).

During the war

He also served in company D of the 30th Pennsylvania Infantry (also known as the First Pennsylvania Reserves) (3, 6, 17). He was a Second Lieutenant (6).

He was drafted (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 27 August 1863 (1) or 2 August 1863 (2). He enlisted for three years (2). His enlistment was credited to the ninth congressional district (2). He served in company F of the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry (3).

He was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry (1). He was a private in company C of the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 18).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1). He was a private, in company C (18).

He was a prisoner for one year in Andersonville Prison (5, 6 [9 months], 9).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Conestoga Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Frances and children Mary and Annie (12). He worked in a paper mill, and owned $300 in personal property (12).

In 1880, he was living in Safe Harbor, Conestoga Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his wife Frances, children Effie, Mary, Anna, and Martha, and a boarder (13). He was keeping a restaurant (13).

In March 1881, he ran for Clerk of the Orphans' Court (6).

In 1890, he was living at 106 East Vine Street, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (9).

On 3 July 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 17).

He ran hotels for many years (5). He had a hotel at Safe Harbor (5). He later had a hotel at Slackwater (5). He and his partner Charles M Strine ran the Sprecher House on North Duke Street (5).

For nine years, he was the Citizens' Republican Club's steward (5).

In 1900, he was living at 117 Howard Avenue, ward 7, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with his wife Francis and granddaughter Amy Robison (14). He was a steward (14).

He was stricken several years before he died, and was helpless for most of the rest of his life (5).

He died at his home in Locust Street, on 9.30 PM, 30 January 1903 (3, 4, 5, 8). He died of "paralysis of the brain" (5). He was survived by his wife, by two daughters (Mrs James McHenry, of Piedmont, West Virginia, and Mrs John Brock, of Lancaster [?]), by one brother (John Sourbeer) and by nine sisters (5). He was a member of the GAR, Levergood Lodge, No. 1194, IOOF, and A Herr Smith Castle, No. 178, KGE (5). He was buried on 3 February 1903, in lot 54, Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (4).

On 16 June 1903, his widow, Frances H Sourbeer, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 17).

In 1910, his widow, Frances Sourbeer, was living at 572 Backlund [?] Street, ward 7, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (15). She was a housekeeper, living with George Kelmer [?] and his family (15).

In 1920, his widow was living at 404 Market Street, Oxford Borough, Chester County, Pennsylvania (16). She was living with her daughter Mattie and Mattie's family (16).

On 22 March 1921, Frances H Sourbeer was buried in lot 53, Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (4). She had died on 19 March 1921 (4). She was 79 years old (4).

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) (Amos Sourbeer)

2 company C, descriptive roll, entry 188 (Amos Sourbeer)

3 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Amos Sourbeer)

4 Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA, Contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Lancaster Cemetery with the assistance of Henry Deemer, Copyright 2006. (Amos M Sourbeer)

5 'Death of Amos Sourbeer', New Era, 31 January 1903, transcribed at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~pacahs/conenews.htm (accessed 6 November 2009) (Amos Sourbeer)

6 'Elections', The Columbia Spy 19 March 1881, transcribed at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~pacahs/conenews.htm (accessed 6 November 2009) (Amos M Sourbeer)

7 International Genealogical Index (Amos Mosser Sourbeer)

8 'Amos Sourbeer', Find-a-grave, memorial #33428306 (Amos Sourbeer)

9 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, 3rd ward, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 181, page 5 (Amos M Sourbeer)

10 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Safe Harbor + Conestoga Township, microfilm series M432, film 787, page 276 = 551 handwritten (Amos M Sourbeer)

11 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Safe Harbor Conestoga Twp (post office Safe Harbor), microfilm series M653, film 1124, page 165 = 75 handwritten (Amos M Sourbeer)

12 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Conestoga Township, microfilm series M593, film 1354, page 195 recto = 27 handwritten (Amos Sourbeer)

13 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Village of Safe Harbor Conestoga Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 168, microfilm series T9, film 1143, page 358 = 2 B handwritten (Amos M Sourbeer)

14 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, ward 7, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 60, microfilm series T623, film 1424, page 132 = 3 A handwritten (Amos Sourbeer)

15 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, ward 7, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 83, microfilm series T624, film 1354, page 59 = 3 A handwritten (Frances Sourbeer)

16 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, Oxford Borough, supervisor's district 279, enumeration district 55, microfilm series T625, film 1550, page 296 = 9 B handwritten (Francis H Sourbber [sic])

17 pension index, by name (Amos Sourbeer)

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Amos Sourbeer)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 7 Nov 2009)

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Amos Mosser Sourbeer in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Safe Harbor + Conestoga Township, microfilm series M432, film 787, page 276 = 551 handwritten]
line91011121314151617
Dwellings visited559        
Families visited363        
NameReuben SourbeerMary "Charlotte "Amos M "Mary Ann "Ferdinand "Geo. Washington "Elisabeth "Delilah "
Age373411986531
SexMFFMFMMFF
Color         
Occupation of males over 15 yearsTrader        
Real estate owned1000        
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]""""""""
Married within year         
Attended school within year  1111   
Over 20 & can't read/write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Safe Harbor Conestoga Twp (post office Safe Harbor), microfilm series M653, film 1124, page 165 = 75 handwritten]
line1617
Dwelling number523 
Family number518 
NameAmos M SourbeerAnn "
Age2025
SexMF
Color  
OccupationClerk in store 
Value of real estate owned  
Value of personal estate125 
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]"
Married within year1 
Attended school within year  
Cannot read & write  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.  

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Conestoga Township, microfilm series M593, film 1354, page 195 recto = 27 handwritten]
line24252627
Dwelling-house number203   
Family number216   
NameSourbeer AmosFrancesMaryAnnie
Age342831
SexMFFF
ColorWWWW
OccupationWorks in paper millKeeps house  
Real estate value    
Personal estate value300   
Birthplacedo [sc. Penna]dododo
Father foreign born    
Mother foreign born    
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 old1   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...    

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Village of Safe Harbor Conestoga Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 168, microfilm series T9, film 1143, page 358 = 2 B handwritten]
line43444546474849
street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #15      
family visit #18      
nameSourbeer Amos M- Frances- Effie- Mary- Anna- MarthaLa Rue John
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFFFFM
age3938171311965
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterDaughterDaughterBoarder
single  1111 
married11    1
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationKeeps a RestaurantKeeps houseAt homeAt homeAt home Carpenter
months unemployed      5
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year   111 
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, 3rd ward, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 181, page 5]
[line] 11
[house] 282
[family] 284
[name] Amos M. Sourbeer
[rank] [blank]
[company] [blank]
[unit] [blank]
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] 106 East Vine St
[disability incurred] Prisoner at Andersonville
[remarks] -

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, ward 7, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 60, microfilm series T623, film 1424, page 132 = 3 A handwritten]
line434445
streetHoward Avenue
house number117  
dwelling number59  
family number61  
nameSourbeer, Amos- Francis HRobison, Amy
relationshipHeadWifeG.D.
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateOct 1840Aug 1841Nov 1883
age595816
married?MMS
# years married3434 
mother of how many children? 4 
# of children living 2 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationSteward  
# months not employed0  
# months in school   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedR  
free or mortgaged   
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, ward 7, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 83, microfilm series T624, film 1354, page 59 = 3 A handwritten]
line23456
streetBacklund [??] Street
house nr572    
dwelling nr45    
family nr45    
nameKelmer [?] George- Lia [?]- Harold- JanettaSourbeer Frances
relationshipHeaddaughtersondaughterHouse Keeper
sexMFMFF
colorWWWWW
age421310868
marital statusWdSSSWd
#years present marriage     
mother of # children    3
mother of # living children    2
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish English
occupationPlastererNoneNoneNoneHouse Keeper
nature of industry etc.House   House
employer etc.W   W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No   No
# weeks out of work 190912   0
can readYesYesYes Yes
can writeYesYesYes Yes
school since 1 Sep 09 YesYesYes 
owned/rentedR    
owned free or mortagaged     
farm/houseH    
nr on farm schedule     
civil war vet     
blind     
deaf & dumb     

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, Oxford Borough, supervisor's district 279, enumeration district 55, microfilm series T625, film 1550, page 296 = 9 B handwritten]
line54555657585960
streetMarket Street
house number404      
dwelling visit number215      
family visit number222      
nameBrock, John C- Mattie EGood Marra [?] C.Brock, Milton HBrock JohnSourbber [sic] Francis H.Good Earl C
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonFatherMother in lawSon in law
own/rentR      
free/mortgaged (if owned)       
sexMFFMMFM
raceWWWWWWW
age at last birthday51482318897922
marital statusMMMSWdWdM
year of immigration       
naturalized/alienNaNaNA Na Na
['Na' may be crossed out in each of these lines]
year of naturalization       
attended school since Sept 1919       
can readyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMaryland
native language       
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaSwitzerlandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language    German  
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaSwitzerlandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language    German  
can speak Englishyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
occupationSupertendent [sic]NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneMachinist
industry, businessConfectionary [illegible word]     Auto Rep. Shop
employment statusW     O.A.
number of farm schedule       

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 14 April 2015, from Fold3]


Sourbeer, Amos
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118 Pa Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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