He was born on 20 November 1845 (5, 7; 3 (19 in 1865), 6 (34 in 1880), 7 (54 in 1900), 8 (65 in 1910), 9 (74 in 1920)). He was born in Pennsylvania (3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9).
When he enlisted, he was a farmer (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey [?] eyes, and brown hair (3).
He was a substitute for C Bradly (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 7 March 1865 (1, 3, 12). He was enlisted for one year, at N Brinton [?] Pennsylvania, by Cathburton (3). He was a private in company K (1, 13). His service was credited to the 92nd subdivision of the 24th congressional district (3).
On 14 December 1869, he married Sarah Ann Kilgore, at West Jefferson, Ohio (5, 11). (She was born on 26 April 1845, to John Kilgore and Malona Case Beach (11).) They had six children:
They moved to Colfax, Illinois (5).
In 1880, he was living in Lawndale Township, McLean County, Illinois (6). He was a farmer (6). He was living with his wife Sarah, and children Ora, Mattie, Frankie, Albert, and Samuel (6).
On 18 November 1891, he applied unsuccessfully from Illinois for a pension (4, 12).
Sarah Stauffer died on 9 October 1893 (5). She is buried in Colfax, Illinois (5).
In 1896/1897, he married Margaret [unknown surname] (7, 8). In 1900 and 1910, she had had one child, who was no longer alive (7, 8). This was her second marriage (8).
In 1900, he was living in Colfax, McLean County, Illinois (7). He was a farmer (7). He was living with his wife Margarett, and children Samuel and Eva (7).
In 1910, he was living in Colfax Village, Martin Township, McLean County, Illinois (8). He was living on his own income (8). He was living with his second wife Margaret (8).
In 1920, he was living in Colfax Village, Martin Township, McLean County, Illinois (9). He was a retired farmer (9). He was living with his wife Maggie (9).
He died on 11 March 1922 (5). He is buried in Colfax, Illinois (5).
On 6 April 1922, his widow, Margaret A Stauffer, applied unsuccessfully from Illinois [?] for a pension (4, 12).
In 1930, his widow, Margret A Stauffer, was living in Colfax Village, Martin Township, McLean County, Illinois (10).
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) (Samuel Stauffer)
2 company K, second register of men discharged (Saml Stauffer)
3 company K, third descriptive roll (Samuel Stauffer)
4 pension index, by name (Samuel Stauffer)
5 The ancestry and posterity of Obil Beach. Edited by Alma Lewis James. Fairbury, Illinois: The Blade Publishing Company, 1936. Page 170. (Samuel Renner Stauffer)
6 1880 US census, Illinois, McLean County, Lawndale Township, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 182, microfilm series T9, film 231, page 596 = 12 D handwritten (Samuel Stauffer)
7 1900 US census, Illinois, McLean County, Martin Township, Colfax City, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 112, microfilm series T623, film 322, page 192 = 1 A handwritten (Samuel Stauffer)
8 1910 US census, Illinois, McLean County, Martin Township, supplemental sheet for the village of Colfax, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district [blank], microfilm series T624, film 305, page 294 = 10 A handwritten (Samuel Stauffer)
9 1920 US census, Illinois, McLean County, Martin Township, Colfax Village, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 140, microfilm series T625, film 387, page 107 = 2 A handwritten (Samuel Stauffer)
10 1930 US census, Illinois, McLean County, Martin Township, Colfax Village, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 57-49, microfilm series T626, film 536, page 97 = 8 A handwritten (Margret A Stauffer)
11 Lucius Manlius Boltwood. History and genealogy of the family of Thomas Noble, of Westfield, Massachusetts, with genealogical notes of other families by the name of Noble. Hartford, Conn: privately printed, 1878. Page 321. (Samuel Stauffer)
12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Samuel Stauffer)
13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Samuel Stauffer)
SARAH ANN KILGORE STAUFFER, daughter of Malona (Beach) Kilgore and granddaughter of Uri Beach, was born, April 26, 1845, and died, October 9, 1893. She married, December 14, 1869, Samuel Renner Stauffer, at West Jefferson, Ohio, and moved to Colfax, Illinois. He was born in Pennsylvania, November 20, 1845.
Samuel R. Stauffer was a member of Company K, 91st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War, and was a native of Pennsylvania. He died, March 11, 1922, and both he and his wife are buried at Colfax, Illinois.[Their children are listed next] [1880 US census, Illinois, McLean County, Lawndale Township, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 182, microfilm series T9, film 231, page 596 = 12 D handwritten]
|dwelling visit #||118|
|family visit #||118|
|name||Stauffer Samuel||- Sarah A||- Ora M||- Mattie S||- Frankie M||- Albert J||- Samuel R|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|school this year||1||1|
|name||Stauffer, Samuel||-, Margarett||-, Samuel R.||- Eva M.|
|birth date||Nov 1845||Mch 1842||June 1878||Mch 1883|
|# years married||3||3|
|mother of how many children?||1|
|# of children living||0|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Farmer||At School||At School|
|# months not employed||0|
|# months in school||9||9|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Stauffer, Samuel||- Margeret|
|#years present marriage||13||13|
|mother of # children||1|
|mother of # living children||0|
|nature of industry etc.|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?|
|# weeks out of work 1909|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||34|
|family visit number||36|
|name||Stauffer Samuel||- Maggie|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||M|
|age at last birthday||74||77|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes|
|number of farm schedule|
|dwelling visit #||235|
|family visit #||242|
|name||Stauffer, Margret A|
|value or rent||2500|
|age 1st marriage|
|school/college since 9/29||No|
|can read & write||Yes|
|can speak English||Yes|
|at work yesterday|
|unemployment schedule #|
|farm schedule #|