91st PA: Solomon Starner

Solomon Starner

Before the war

He was born in 1820 (3 (44 in 1865), 7 (29 in 1850), 8 (39 in 1860), 9 (49 in 1870), 10 (60 in 1880), 12 (75 yrs 9 m 14 d at death)). He was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania (3, 7, 8, 9, 10). He was born to Solomon Starner and Barbara [unknown family name] (11).

He married Leah Cline (11). They had 12 children (11):

(I don't know where the Hiram in the 1860 and 1870 censuses fits in.)

In 1850, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Leah, and children William, Benjamin, and Jeremiah (7). He was a farmer (7).

In 1860, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Leah, and children Benjamin, Jeremiah, Hiram, David, Leah, and John, along with June Starner [?] (8). He was a farmer, and owned $1,000 in real estate and $530 in personal property (8).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 6 feet 1 inch tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3).

During the war

He was drafted from Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 February 1865 (1, 3, 4). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster (3). His service was credited to the Sixteenth Congressional District (3). He was a private in company G (1, 13-14).

He received clothing worth $41.05 (3).

He deserted on 10 June 1865 from camp near Washington DC (1, 2). He was a private, in company G (13-14).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (9) He was living with his wife Leah, and children Benjamin, Hiram, David, Leah, Erville, and John (9). He was a farmer, and owned $2,500 in real estate and $800 in personal property (9).

In 1880, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Leah, and children Wilhelmina and Andrew (10). He was a farmer (10).

In 1890, he was living in Tyrone, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office: Alga) (4).

In June 1896, he shot himself in the stomach, while he was in great pain (6). He was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (6).

On 7 August 1896, he died, in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (5, 12). On 18 September 1896, his executors published a notice that they had sold real property from his estate (5).

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) (Solomon Starner)

2 company G, register of deserters (Solomon Starner)

3 company G, second descriptive list, [#108] (Soloman Starter)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 23, page 4 (Solomon Starner)

5 [property sale notice]. New Oxford Item, 18 September 1896, page 5 (Solomon Starner)

6 [shooting]. New Oxford Item, 12 June 1896, page 5 (Solomon Starner)

7 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 63 (Solomon Sterner [sic])

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township (post office Bendersville), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 636 = 59 handwritten (Sollamon [sic] Starner)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township (post office York Springs), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 371 = 1-2 handwritten (Solomon Sterner [sic])

10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 45, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 67 = 1 A handwritten (Solomon Sterner)

11 'Spittel', a gedcom available on RootsWeb WorldConnect (viewed 20 January 2008, last revised 1 November 2001, contact Teresa Armolt) (Solomon Montgomery Starner)

12 'Death in the county', Gettysburg Compiler, Tuesday 15 December 1896, page 3 (Solomon Sterner)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Solomon Sterner)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension file by name
accessed Ancestry index 11 June 2005

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Solomon Starner in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 63]
line2021222324
Dwellings visited831    
Families visited913    
NameSolomon Sterner [sic]Leah "William "Benjamin "Jeremiah "
Age2926649/12
SexMFMMM
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer    
Real estate owned1000    
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Over 20 & can't read/write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township (post office Bendersville), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 636 = 59 handwritten]
line202122232425262728
Dwelling number401        
Family number422        
NameSollamon [sic] StarnerLeah "Benjaman [sic] "Jeremiah "Hyram [?] "David "Leah "John "June B Starner [?]
Age39331210853113
SexMFMMMMFMF
Color         
OccupationFarmer        
Value of real estate owned1000        
Value of personal estate530        
Place of birth" [presumably sc. Penna, but the first line is a ditto mark]""""""""
Married within year         
Attended school within year  1  1  1
Cannot read & write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township (post office York Springs), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 371 = 1-2 handwritten]
line343536373839401234
Dwelling-house number7          
Family number8          
NameSterner [sic] SolomonLeahBenjaminHiramDavidLeahErville [?]JohnSolomonWilheminaAndrew
Age4946231816141512962
SexMFMMMFMMMFM
ColorWWWWWWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping HouseFarm LaborFarm LaborFarm LaborAt HomeFarm LaborFarm LaborAt HomeAt HomeAt Home
Real estate value2500          
Personal estate value800          
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born           
Mother foreign born           
Birth month if born within year           
Marriage month if married within year           
Attended school past year    1  11  
Can't read           
Can't write           
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.           
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 1        
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...           

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 45, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 67 = 1 A handwritten]
line13141516
street name    
house number    
dwelling visit #4   
family visit #4   
nameSterner Solomon- Leah- Wilhelmina- Andrew
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
age60561612
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeDaughterSon
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationFarmerKeeping houseKeeping house 
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year  11
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 23, page 4]
[line] 48
[house] 175
[family] 184
[name] Starner, Solomon
[rank] Private
[company] G.
[unit] 91 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] = = =
[length of service] = = =
[post office address] Alga, Cumberland Co., Penn
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] Has no discharge

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 22 April 2015, from Fold3]


Sterner, Solomon
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Starner, Solomon

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 23 Apr 15]

Starner, Solomon
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

[shooting]

[New Oxford Item, 12 June 1896, page 5]

An Idaville correspondent says: On Friday evening Solomon Starner, a highly respected citizen of Tyrone township, shot himself in the stomach while suffering considerable pain. He used an old single shot pistol loaded with buckshot, and it was owing to his nervousness that the ball glanced on a rib and running around to his side where Dr. Myers, of Idaville, found it, who says his patient, although 76 years of age, will recover.

[property sale notice]

[New Oxford Item, 18 September 1896, page 5]
Property Sales.

Last Friday D. B. Myers and Thos. G. Neely, Esq., executors of Solomon Starner, deceased, sold the following property at public sale: No. 1, the mansion farm, in Tyrone township, containing 79 acres and 144 perches, to John Starner for $14 per acre; No. 2, a farm of 106 acres, in same township, to Franklin Diehl for $15.50 per acre, and No. 3, a lot of ground with improvements, in same township, to Ephraim Lobaugh for $130.

death report

[Gettysburg Compiler, Tuesday 15 December 1896, page 3
[transcribed from newspapers.com, 22 April 2015]

Death in the County.
From May to November, 1896, as Taken from the Assessor's Returns.
DATE. NAME. AGE.
[...]
Tyrone Township.
[...]
" [sc. Aug.] 7, Solomon Sterner, 75y. 9m. 14d.
[...]

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