91st PA: Andrew Strong

Andrew Strong

Before the war

He was born on 2 July 1842, in Wells Township, Tioga City, Pennsylvania, to Daniel Strong and Lucretia Sherman. [sources: date: 6, 9, 15; 2 (20 in 1861), 5 (39 in 1880), 6 (57 in 1900), 7 (67 in 1910). place: 5, 6, 7, 9, 15 (Wellsboro). parents: 9, 15]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 45th Pennsylania on 10 October 1861. He was mustered in as a private in company I of the 45th Pennsylvania. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 11, 14 (12 Oct), 15 (sgt, 12 Oct, in Wellsboro, Tioga Cty PA)]

He was temporarily assigned as a private in company I to the 91st Pennsylvania. [source: 12]

He was transferred on 19 August 1862 to the 45th Pennsylvania Infantry. [sources: 1, 2]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer. [sources: 3, 14]

On 1 January 1865, he was promoted to first sergeant. [source: 14]

On 17 May 1865, he was promoted to second lieutenant. [source: 14]

He was discharged on 23 July 1865, as a second lieutenant. [sources: 3, 11 (17 July), 13, 14 (17 Jul)]

After the war

In December 1869, he married Elizabeth Fraley. She was born in 1847. They had one child:

[sources: 9, 15]

In 1871, Elizabeth Fraley died. [source: 15]

About 1873, he married C Gertrude Knowleds. They had three known children:

[sources: 9, 15]

On 15 June 1880, he successfully applied for a pension. [sources: 4, 11]

In 1880, he was living in Hendricks, Lincoln County, Minnesota. He was living with his wife Gertrude and his son Clarence. He was a farmer [?]. [source: 5]

On 27 February 1890, he married Marcia Mae Westphall, in Lincoln County, Minnesota. She was born in 1869. This was his third marriage, and her first. They had seven children:

[sources: 6 (5 children, 4 alive in 1900), 7 (6 children, 5 alive in 1910), 9, 15, 16]

In 1890, he was living in Lake Benton, Lincoln County, Minnesota (3).

In 1900, he was living on Garfield Street, in Lake Benton Village, Lincoln County, Minnesota. He was living with his wife Marcia, and his children Eva, Fred, Mary, Grant, Sylvia, and Ruth. He was a carpenter, and had been out of work for four months in the previous year. [source: 6]

On 18 March 1907, he again applied for a pension. [source: 11]

In 1910, he was living on Garfield Street, in Lake Benton Village, Lincoln County, Minnesota. He was living with his wife Marcia, and his children Grant, Sylvia, Ruth, Wilda, and Manley. He was a house carpenter. [source: 7]

He died on 11 December 1918, at Lake Benton, Minnesota. He was buried in Memorial Hill Cemetery, Lake Benton, Lincoln County, Minnesota. [sources: 9, 11, 15]

On 25 January 1919, his widow, Marcia Strong, successfully applied from Minnesota for a pension. [sources: 4, 11]

In 1920, his widow Marcia was living on Garfield Street, in Lake Benton Village, Lincoln County, Minnesota. She was living with her children Sylvia, Ruth, Wilda, and Manley. [source: 8]

In 1930, his widow Marcia was living at 10 Garfield Street, Lake Benton Village, Lincoln County, Minnesota. She was living with her daughter Ruth Klepps and grandson P Calvin Klepps. She owned the house, which was worth $1,500. [source: 10]

In 1962, his widow, Marcia Strong, died. She was buried in Memorial Hill Cemetery, Lake Benton, Lincoln County, Minnesota. [source: 16]

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) (Andrew Strong)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 31 March 2005 (Andrew Strong)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Minnesota, Lincoln County, Lake Benton Township and Village, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 183, page 1 (Andrew Strong)

4 pension index, by name (Andrew Strong)

5 1880 US census, Minnesota, Lincoln County, Hendricks, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 136, microfilm series T9, film 625, page 390 D = 16 handwritten (Andrew Strong)

6 1900 US census, Minnesota, Lincoln County, Lake Benton Village, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 141, microfilm series T623, film 773, page 76 B = 9 handwritten (Andrew Strong)

7 1910 US census, Minnesota, Lincoln County, Lake Benton Township, Lake Benton Village, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 80, microfilm series T624, film 709, page 84 B = 4 handwritten (Andrew Strong)

8 1920 US census, Minnesota, Lincoln County, Village of Lake Benton, supervisor's district 157 [?], enumeration district 116, microfilm series T624, film 842, page 277 A = 2 handwritten (Marcia Strong)

9 "Seventh Seal", a GEDCOM on Rootsweb.com WorldConnect, updated 11 July 2005, searched 2 January 2006 (Andrew J Strong)

10 1930 US census, Minnesota, Lincoln County, Lake Benton Village, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 41-12, microfilm series T626, film 1105, page 65 = 1 A handwritten (Marcia M Strong)

11 pension index, by regiment, 45th PA Infantry, company I (Andrew Strong)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Andrew Strong)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (45th PA) (Andrew Strong)

14 Bates, History of Pennsylvania volunteers, volume 1, page 1103 (Andrew Strong)

15 Find a grave, memorial 113871907, created by Valerie Lawrence, added 15 July 2013, accessed 17 May 2015 (Andrew Strong)

16 Find a grave, memorial 113871870, created by Valerie Lawrence, added 15 July 2013, accessed 17 May 2015 (Marcia Mae Westphal Strong)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by unit
no entry in the 91st PA Infantry (accessed Dec 08)

Display



Andrew Strong in the 91st PA database

1880 census

[1880 US census, Minnesota, Lincoln County, Hendricks, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 136, microfilm series T9, film 625, page 390 D = 16 handwritten]
line444546
street name   
house number   
dwelling visit #9  
family visit #11  
nameStrong Andrew- Gertrude- Clarance
colorWWW
sexMFM
age39393
month born if born in year   
relationship wifeson
single  [blank (sic)]
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationFarmer [?]Keeping HouseAt Home
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennsylvaniaNew YorkMinnesota
father's birthplace New YorkPenn
mother's birthplace OhioNew York

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Minnesota, Lincoln County, Lake Benton Township and Village, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 183, page 1]
[line] 8
[house] 16
[family] 17
[name] Andrew Strong
[rank] 2nd Lieut
[company] I
[unit] 45 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 10 Oct 1861
[discharge date] 25 July 1865
[length of service] 3 years, 9 months, 15 days
[post office address] do [sc. Lake Benton]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] Reenlisted Veteran

1900 census

[1900 US census, Minnesota, Lincoln County, Lake Benton Village, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 141, microfilm series T623, film 773, page 76 B = 9 handwritten]
line8182838485868788
streetGarfield
house number        
dwelling number168       
family number172       
nameStrong Andrew- Marcia- Eva- Fred- Mary S- Grant- Sylvia- Ruth
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonDaughterSonDaughterDaughter
color WWWWWWWW
sexMFFMFMFF
birth dateJuly 1842Dec 1869Sept 1880Aug 1885Aug 1891June 1893Oct 1896Mar 1899
age573019148631
married?MMSSSSSS
# years married1010      
mother of how many children? 5      
# of children living 4      
birthplacePennsylvaniaWisconsinMinnesotaMinnesotaMinnesotaMinnesotaMinnesotaMinnesota
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaWisconsinPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaCanada (Eng)New YorkNew YorkWisconsinWisconsinWisconsinWisconsin
immigration year        
# years in USA        
naturalized citizen?        
occupationCarpenter Teaching schoolAt School    
# months not employed4 5     
# months in school   9    
can readyesyesyesyes    
can writeyesyesyesyes    
speaks Englishyesyesyesyes    
owned/rentedO       
free or mortgagedF       
farm/houseH       
# of farm schedule        

1910 census

[1910 US census, Minnesota, Lincoln County, Lake Benton Township, Lake Benton Village, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 80, microfilm series T624, film 709, page 84 B = 4 handwritten]
line88899091929394
streetGarfield Street
house nr       
dwelling nr83      
family nr85      
nameStrong Andrew J- Marcia M- Grant- Sylvia- Ruth-Wilda- Manly
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughterDaughterDaughterSon
sexMFMFFFM
colorWWWWWWW
age674016131186
marital statusM3M1SSSSS
#years present marriage2020     
mother of # children 7     
mother of # living children 6     
birthplacePennsylvaniaWisconsinMinnesotaMinnesotaMinnesotaMinnesotaMinnesota
father's birthplaceUnited StatesOhioPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceUnited StatesCanada EnglishWisconsinWisconsinWisconsinWisconsinWisconsin
immigrated       
naturalized/alien       
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish  
occupationCarpenterNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
nature of industry etc.House      
employer etc.W      
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No      
# weeks out of work 19090      
can readyesyesyesyesyes  
can writeyesyesyesyesyes  
school since 1 Sep 09  yesyesyes  
owned/rentedO      
owned free or mortagagedF      
farm/houseH      
nr on farm schedule       
civil war vetUA      
blind       
deaf & dumb       

1920 census

[1920 US census, Minnesota, Lincoln County, Village of Lake Benton, supervisor's district 157 [?], enumeration district 116, microfilm series T624, film 842, page 277 A = 2 handwritten]
line1516171819
streetGarfield Street
house number     
dwelling visit number29    
family visit number29    
nameStrong Marcia- Sylvia- Ruth- Wilda- Manley
relationshipHeadDaughterDaughterDaughterSon
own/rentO    
free/mortgaged (if owned)F    
sexFFFFM
raceWWWWW
age at last birthday5024211716
marital statusWdSSSS
year of immigration     
naturalized/alien     
year of naturalization     
attended school since Sept 1919   yesno
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
birth placeWisconsinMinnesotaMinnesotaMinnesotaMinnesota
native language     
father's birthplaceOhioWisconsinWisconsinWisconsinWisconsin
father's native language     
mother's birthplaceCanadaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native languageEnglish    
can speak Englishyesyesyesyesyes
occupationNoneTeacherTeacherNoneWaiter
industry, business    Restaurant
employment status WW W
number of farm schedule     

1930 census

[1930 US census, Minnesota, Lincoln County, Lake Benton Village, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 41-12, microfilm series T626, film 1105, page 65 = 1 A handwritten]
line252627
streetGarfield Street
house number   
dwelling visit #10  
family visit #10  
nameStrong Marcia MKlepps Ruth- P Calvin
relationheaddaughtergr. son
owned/rentedO  
value or rent1500  
radio   
farmNo[check mark][check mark]
sexFFM
colorWWW
age60314 10/12
married?WDDS
age 1st marriage   
school/college since 9/29NoNoNo
can read & writeYesYes[blank]
birthplaceWisconsinMinnesotaMinnesota
father's birthplaceOhioPennsylvaniaWisconsin
mother's birthplaceCanada EnglishWisconsinMinnesota
native language   
immigration year   
naturalization   
can speak EnglishYesYes 
occupationNoneOperatorNone
industry telephone 
worker class W 
at work yesterday Yes 
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]


Strong Andrew
Co. I, 91 Penn. Inf
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
This man was temporarily attached to the organi-
zation named above. His cards are filed with the
45th Penn. Inf.
to which organization he belonged.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

index to compiled service records, 45th PA

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 17 May 2015, from Fold3]


Strong Andrew
Co. I, 45 Pennsylvania Infantry.
Pvt | 2" Lt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Bates (45th PA)

[Bates, History of Pennsylvania volunteers, volume 1, page 1103]
[transcribed 17 May 2015, from Making of America]
[this is the only entry for him in company I]


45th Pennsylvania Infantry
Company I.
RECRUITED IN TIOGA COUNTY.
NAME.RANK.DATE OF MUSTER INTO SERVICETERM--YEARS.REMARKS.
Andrew Strong do [sc. 2d Lt] Oct. 12, '61 3 Pr. fr. Sgt., Oct. '64--to 1st Sgt., Jan. 1, 1865--to 2d Lt., May 17, 1865--mustered out with company, July 17, 1865--Vet.

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