91st PA: Samuel Renner Stauffer

Samuel Renner Stauffer

Before the war

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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey [?] eyes, and brown hair (3).

During the war

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).

He was discharged by general order 77 [?] War Department, on 19 May 1865, while in the field in Virginia (1, 2, 12). He was a private, in company K (13).

After the war

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).

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) (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)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index
note that the Illinois entries are lost
Rootsweb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007

The ancestry and posterity of Obil Beach

[The ancestry and posterity of Obil Beach. Edited by Alma Lewis James. Fairbury, Illinois: The Blade Publishing Company, 1936. Page 170.]

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 census

[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]
line30313233343536
street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #118      
family visit #118      
nameStauffer Samuel- Sarah A- Ora M- Mattie S- Frankie M- Albert J- Samuel R
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFFMMM
age343598632
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterSonSonSon
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationFarmerKeeping house     
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year  11   
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePennsylvaniaOhioIllinoisIllinoisIllinoisIllinoisIllinois
father's birthplaceP.A.OhioPennsylvaniaPAPAPAPA
mother's birthplacePAOhioOhioOhioOhioOhioOhio

1900 census

[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]
line13141516
street    
house number    
dwelling number4   
family number4   
nameStauffer, Samuel-, Margarett-, Samuel R.- Eva M.
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughter
colorWWWW
sexMFMF
birth dateNov 1845Mch 1842June 1878Mch 1883
age54582117
married?MMSS
# years married33  
mother of how many children? 1  
# of children living 0  
birthplacePennsylvaniaMarylandIllinoisIllinois
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaMarylandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaOhioOhioOhio
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationFarmer At SchoolAt School
# months not employed0   
# months in school  99
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedO   
free or mortgagedF   
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[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]
line12
street  
house nr  
dwelling nr252 
family nr253 
nameStauffer, Samuel- Margeret
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age6568
marital statusM2M2
#years present marriage1313
mother of # children 1
mother of # living children 0
birthplacePennsylvaniaMaryland
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaMaryland
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaOhio
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationOwn incomeNone
nature of industry etc.  
employer etc.  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  
# weeks out of work 1909  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedO 
owned free or mortagagedF 
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vet  
blind  
deaf & dumb  

1920 census

[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]
line78
street  
house numberX 
dwelling visit number34 
family visit number36 
nameStauffer Samuel- Maggie
relationshipHeadWife
own/rentO 
free/mortgaged (if owned)M 
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday7477
marital statusMM
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaMaryland
native language  
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaMaryland
father's native language  
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaOhio
mother's native language  
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationfarmernone
industry, businessretired 
employment status  
number of farm schedule  

1930 census

[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]
line35
street 
house number 
dwelling visit #235
family visit #242
nameStauffer, Margret A
relationHead
owned/rentedO
value or rent2500
radio 
farmNo
sexF
colorW
age88
married?Wd
age 1st marriage 
school/college since 9/29No
can read & writeYes
birthplaceMaryland
father's birthplaceMaryland
mother's birthplaceOhio
native language 
immigration year 
naturalization 
can speak EnglishYes
occupationnone
industry 
worker class 
at work yesterday 
unemployment schedule # 
veteran? 
war 
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 22 April 2015, from Fold3]


Stauffer, Samuel
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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