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).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and black hair (2).
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 was a prisoner for one year in Andersonville Prison (5, 6 [9 months], 9).
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).
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)
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|Families visited||363|| |
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|Real estate owned||1000|| |
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|Married within year|| |
|Attended school within year||1||1||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|| |
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|| |
|Name||Amos M Sourbeer||Ann "|
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|Value of personal estate||125|
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|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
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|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||300|
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|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|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||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||15|
|family visit #||18|
|name||Sourbeer Amos M||- Frances||- Effie||- Mary||- Anna||- Martha||La Rue John|
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|married during year|
|occupation||Keeps a Restaurant||Keeps house||At home||At home||At home||Carpenter|
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|name||Sourbeer, Amos||- Francis H||Robison, Amy|
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|# years in USA|
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|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
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|mother of # living children||2|
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|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||215|
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|name||Brock, John C||- Mattie E||Good Marra [?] C.||Brock, Milton H||Brock John||Sourbber [sic] Francis H.||Good Earl C|
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|year of immigration|
|['Na' may be crossed out in each of these lines]|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language||German|
|mother's native language||German|
|can speak English||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|industry, business||Confectionary [illegible word]||Auto Rep. Shop|
|number of farm schedule|