91st PA: John Stotsenburg

John Stotsenburg

Before the war

He was born in 1825/27, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 2 (26 in 1861), 9 (the muster-in roll has '36'), 13 (40 at death in 1867), 14 (25 in 1850). place: 2, 14]

In 1850, he seems to have been living in the North Mulberry Ward, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was living with John and Anna Stotsenberg (presumably his parents), and with various others. He was a brickmaker. (This assumes that the muster-in-roll's age of '36' is correct.) [source: 14]

He married Margaret [unknown family name]. They apparently had seven children, including these:

[15, 17 (7 children, 4 alive in 1900)]

When he enlisted, he was a brickmaker. [source: 2]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. [sources: 2, 9]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private for three years in company E on 3 September 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted by Captain Lentz, and mustered into service by Captain Starr. [sources: 1, 2, 9, 22-23]

In the 1861 election, he was (probably) part of a group taken to vote by Alderman Lentz, apparently on Dickerson Street, between Seventh and Eighth, in the Eighth Precinct, First Ward. [source: 18]

He deserted on 21 August 1862, at Alexandria Virginia. He returned to duty under the president's proclamation, on 13 March 1863. He was first present with the regiment on 24 March 1863. [sources: 2, 6]

He fought in the battle of Gettysburg. [source: 5]

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 38 men who had less than fifteen months to serve who were unwilling to reenlist. On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave. [sources: 6, 8]

He mustered out on 9 September 1864, at Weldon Railroad, Virginia, when his term expired. He was a private, in company E. [sources: 1, 2, 4, 9, 10, 22-23]

Perhaps he also served in the 116th Pennsylvania. [source: 22]

After the war

In 1861 and 1863, he was living at 835 Dickerson Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a brickmaker. [source: 21]

In 1865-1866, he was living at 917 Reed Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a brickmaker. [source: 21]

He died on 26 June 1867, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of pneumonia. He died at or was buried from 907 Cantrell Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was then a brickmaker, and was married. He was buried at Machpelah Ground. [sources: 13, 19]

In 1868, his widow Margaret was living at 906 Cantrell, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She did washing. [source: 21]

In 1869, his widow, Margaret, was living at 906 Cantrell, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 21]

On 28 June 1869, his widow, Margaret Stotsenberg, applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 11, 12]

In 1870, his widow, Margaret Stotsenberg, was living in ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with Mary, Anna, John, William, and George (presumably their children). She was living at 906 Cantrell. [sources: 15, 21]

From 1871 to 1874, his widow Margaret was living at 906 Cantrell, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From 1874 to 1875, his son John was a bricklayer at 906 Cantrell, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 21]

In 1876 to 1877, his widow Margaret was living at 435 McIlwain Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 21]

In 1879 to 1880, his widow Margaret was living at 717 Winton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 21]

In 1880, his widow, Margaret Stotsenberg, was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her sons William and George. [source: 16]

In 1881 to 1883, and 1888, his widow Margaret was living at 724 Cantrell. [source: 21]

In 1891, his widow, Margaret, was living at 713 Daly. Their son George (a gardener) was also living there, and had been living there since at least 1887. [source: 21]

In 1900, his widow, Margaret Stotsenburg, was living at 2215 South Seventh Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son George and his family. [source: 17]

In 1920, his widow, Margaret Stotzenburg, was living at 2649 South Eighth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son George and his family. [source: 20]

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)

2 descriptive roll, company E, entry 70 (John Stotsenburg)

3 register of deserters, company E, entry 8 (John Stotsenburg)

4 company E, register of men discharged, number 27 (John Stotsenburg)

5 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (J Stotesenburg)

6 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 24 March 1863 (John Stotsenburg)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Stotzenburg)

9 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 May 2004 (John Stotsenburg)

10 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 10 September 1864 (Privt Stotsenburg)

11 pension index, by name (John Stotsenberg)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (John Stotsenberg)

13 [death certificate], Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 26 June 1867 (John Stotsenberg)

14 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, North Mulberry Ward, microfilm series M432, film 815, page 351 = 699 handwritten (John Stotsenburg)

15 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 431 = 175 handwritten (Margaret Stotsenberg)

16 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 29, microfilm series T9, film 1167, page 462 = 11 C handwritten (Margaret Stotsenberg)

17 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 39, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1001, microfilm series T623, film 1480, page 74 = 13 B handwritten (Margaret Stotsenburg)

18 'The Sheriff contested election case', Philadelphia Press Monday 23 June 1862 page 4 (John Stotens Crey)

19 death notice, Public Ledger 29 June 1867, page 2 (John Stotsenburgh)

20 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 39, microfilm series T625, film 1640, page 3 = 3 A handwritten (Margaret Stotzenburg)

21 various Philadelphia city directories, 1861-1897 [transcribed on Philip Stotsenberg's page]

22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Stotsenburg)

23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Stotsenberg)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 5 June 2009)
1860 US census
Footnote, HeritageQuest, and FamilySearch indices (accessed 16 March 2011)
he is presumably the John Stotsenberg, brickmaker, at 835 Dickerson
1861 Sherman's directory, p.560: 'Lees James, shoemaker, 833 Dickerson'
1861 Sherman's directory, p.791: 'Pope Alfred, shoemaker, 831 Dickerson'
those entries did not help me find him
1910 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 16 March 2011)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 16 March 2011)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 16 March 2011
Find a Grave
accessed 16 March 2011
index to the compiled service records
no John Stotsenburg in 116th PA; the only Stotsenburg (or Stotsenberg) is Samuel G Stotsenburg, in company E (private to corporal), whose card does not refer to any other regiment
and the card for the John Stotsenburg is the only 'John Stotsenburg' card in Fold3's digitization of the Pennsylvania index
Bates, volume 3
read quickly through the 116th PA entries without finding any John Stotsenburg; the only Stotsenburg I saw was the Samuel (or SG) Stotsenburg in company E

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John Stotsenburg in the 91st PA database

death notice

[death notice, John Stotsenburgh, Public Ledger 29 June 1867, page 2]

STOTSENBURGH--On the [illegible] instant, JOHN STOTSENBURGH, son of Anna and the late John Stotsenburgh in the 42d [?] year of his age.

Gone but not forgotten

The relatives and friends of the family, the late members of Company F, 91st Regiment P.V., and [illegible] Association are invited to attend his funeral from his late residence, 907 [?] Cantrell [?] st below Mifflin on Sunday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. To proceed to Machpelah Cemetery.

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, North Mulberry Ward, microfilm series M432, film 815, page 351 = 699 handwritten]
line8910111213141516171819202122
Dwellings visited361              
Families visited396              
NameJohn StotsenburgAnna "John "Margaret "Mary "Jerry "Emma "Henry "William "Martin "Henrietta "Charles "Sarah "Anna Maria "Elizabeth "
Age48422523201917141412105541
SexMFMFFMFMMMFMFFF
Color               
Occupation of males over 15 yearsBrick Maker Brick Maker  Mariner         
Real estate owned               
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""""""""""""
Married within year               
Attended school within year       1111    
Over 20 & can't read/write               
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.               

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 431 = 175 handwritten]
line272829303132
Dwelling-house number53     
Family number52     
NameStotsenberg, MargaretMaryAnnaJohnWilliamGeorge
Age36181613107
SexFFFMMM
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationKeeping Houseno occupationPaper Collar Makerworks in Brick yardAt SchoolAt School
Real estate value      
Personal estate value      
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year    11
Can't read      
Can't write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 29, microfilm series T9, film 1167, page 462 = 11 C handwritten]
line252627
street name[illegible word ending in 'bell'] Street
house number124  
dwelling visit #103  
family visit #114  
nameStotsenberg Margaret- William- George
colorWWW
sexFMM
age482017
month born if born in year   
relationship SonSon
single 11
married   
widowed/divorced1  
married during year   
occupationKeeping HouseLaborerWorks in Cotton Mill
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennPennPenn
mother's birthplacePennPennPenn

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 39, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1001, microfilm series T623, film 1480, page 74 = 13 B handwritten]
line919293949596
streetS Seventh St
house number2215     
dwelling number267 [?]     
family number268 [?]     
nameStotsenburg George- Hannah- George- Harry- Florence- Margaret
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonDaughterMother
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMFF
birth dateApril 1862Feb 1867 April 1886Mch 1889Feb 1894Aug 1830
age38331411669
married?MMSSSW [?]
# years married1515    
mother of how many children? 3   7
# of children living 3   4
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year      
# years in USA      
naturalized citizen?      
occupationPressman Packer (Shoes[)]At SchoolAt School 
# months not employed0     
# months in school   103 
can readyesyesyesyes Yes
can writeyesyesyesyes yes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyes yes
owned/rentedR     
free or mortgaged      
farm/houseH     
# of farm schedule      

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 39, microfilm series T625, film 1640, page 3 = 3 A handwritten]
line37383940
streetSouth Eighth Street
house number2649   
dwelling visit number45   
family visit number50   
nameStotzenburg Geo." Hannah" Harry" Margaret
relationshipHeadWifeGrandsonMother
own/rentR   
free/mortgaged (if owned)    
sexMFMF
raceWWWW
age at last birthday575313 3/12 [?]90 6/12
marital statusMMSW
year of immigration    
naturalized/alien    
year of naturalization    
attended school since Sept 1919  yes 
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
birth placePennaPennaPennaPenna
native language    
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
father's native language    
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's native language    
can speak Englishyesyesyesyes
occupationPrinternonenonenone
industry, businessNewspaper   
employment statusW   
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 20 April 2015, from Fold3]


Stotsenburg, John
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 116 Pa. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 22 Apr 15]

Stotsenberg, John
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inv.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Stotsenburg, John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 26 June 1867, John Stotsenberg]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed November 2008)]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, John Stotsenberg
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 40 Yrs
5. Married
6. Date of Death, June 26th
7. Cause of Death, Pneumonia
H. S. [?] Benner [?] M.D.
Residence, 841 So. 3rd St
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Brickmaker
9. Place of Birth, Philada
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 1
12. Street and Number, No 907 Cantrell St.
13. Date of Burial, June 30th 1867
14. Place of Burial, Machpela Ground
D H Bowen Undertaker.
Residence, 815 S 2 St

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