91st PA: George S Surrick

George S Surrick

Before the war

He was born in March 1804 (3, 4 (60 in 1880), 5 (Mar 1804), 7 (80 in 1890), 8, 10 died in 93rd year in 1901). in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 4, 5, 8).

His children include (5, 8):

When he enlisted, he was a ship carpenter (7).

Description

When he was discharged, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, blue eyes, and black hair (7).

During the war

On 23 December 1861, he enlisted in the 91st (1, 7). He was a private in company B (1, 2, 6, 11-12).

In the two months before he was discharged, he was unfit for duty sixty days (7).

On 4 April 1862, he was discharged, on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 7). He had an "[i]njury of left ankle inducing pain + tumefaction of joint" (7). He was a private, in company B (11-12).

After the war

In 1880, he was living in Lower Chanceford, York County, Pennsylvania (4). He was living with George and Annie Skinner, and Harry Hurst and Lucian McClune (4). He was a boat builder (4).

On 28 July 1890, he applied successfully for a pension (1, 6, 7). He did not mention either of his two children in his pension application (3). He had a left ankle injury, partial deafness, defective and impaired sight, rheumatism, general debility, total disability, heart trouble, and shortness of breath (7). His post office address was Lucky, York County, Pennsylvania (7).

In 1900, he was living in Chanceford Township, York County, Pennsylvania (5). He was widowed (5). He was living with his son-in-law John E Smeltzer, with John's wife Lucy, and their family (5).

On 28 March 1901, he died (1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 10). He was living in Lucky, York County (3). He was last paid his pension of $12 on 4 February 1901 (7). He was buried in St Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, New Bridgeville, York County, Pennsylvania (2 [Chanceford Twp], 3 [New Bridgeville], 8, 10). His grave has (or had) a GAR marker (2).

Sources

1 Pension index by regiment (George Surrick [?])

2 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010) (George S Surrick)

3 Find a grave, memorial 54476706, with tombstone photograph (from Dennis Brandt) (accessed 10 December 2010) (George S Surrick)

4 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, York County, Lower Chanceford, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 39, microfilm series T9, film 1208, page 654 = 52 D handwritten (George Surick)

5 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, York County, Chanceford Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 126, microfilm series T623, film 1500, page 31 = 14 B handwritten (George Surrick)

6 pension index, by name (George Surrick)

7 pension documents packet, NARA, certificate 820,093, received 21 January 2011 (George Surrick)

8 'FamilyHart Database', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Don and Jeanine Hartman, last updated 1 Jan 2011, accessed 21 Jan 2011 (George S Surrick)

9 Find a grave, memorial 54476706, created by Dennis Brandt, added 4 July 2010, accessed 15 July 2012 (George S Surrick)

10 headstone, Saint Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, New Bridgeville, York County, Pennsylvania (on the Find a grave memorial; see entry 9 above)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George Surrick)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

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.
Civil War Veterans' cards on the Pennsylvania Archives ARIAS site
accessed 10 Dec 2010
a George Surrick served in company F of the 44th Pennsylvania (1 July 1863 to 27 August 1863, 32 at enrollment)
a George W Surrick who served in company A of the 45th Pennsylvania (1 July 1863 to 29 August 1863, 27 at enrollment)
1890 US census veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 11 March 2011)

Display



George S Surrick in the 91st PA database

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, York County, Lower Chanceford, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 39, microfilm series T9, film 1208, page 654 = 52 D handwritten]
line2728293031
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #333    
family visit #412    
nameSkinner George- AnnieSurick GeorgeHurst HarryMcClune Lucian
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMM
age2728602829
month born if born in year     
relationship Sister   
single11111
married     
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationGrocer manKeeping houseBoat BuilderLabourerLabourer
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year     
can't read  1  
can't write  1  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePenPenPenPenPen
mother's birthplacePenPenPenPenPen

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, York County, Chanceford Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 126, microfilm series T623, film 1500, page 31 = 14 B handwritten]
line76777879808182838485
street          
house number176         
dwelling number284         
family number290         
nameSmeltzer John E- Lucy A- CatharineWise [?] Sallie- Mary- PearlSmeltzer Matilda- Susan ASnyder MabelSurrick George
relationshipHeadWifeDauS DauS DauS DauDauDauGr DauF in law
colorWWWWWWWWWW
sexMFFFFFFFFM
birth dateMar 1856Mar 1859Mar 1891Apr 1883Oct 1885July 1891May 1897Nov 1899Apr 1900Mar 1804
age444191714836/121/1296
married?MMSSSSSSSWd
# years married44        
mother of how many children? 7 1      
# of children living 7 1      
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year          
# years in USA          
naturalized citizen?          
occupationCigar mfrCigar maker Cigar makerCigar maker     
# months not employed00 00     
# months in school          
can readyesno noyes    yes
can writeyesno noyes    yes
speaks Englishyesyes yesyes    yes
owned/rentedR         
free or mortgaged          
farm/houseH         
# 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 24 April 2015, from Fold3]


Surrick George
Co. B, 91 Pennsylavnia Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Surick George

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 24 Apr 15]

Surick George
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

pension documents packet

[Pension documents packet, NARA, George Surrick, certificate 820,093, received 21 January 2011]
[this is only a selection of the documents in his pension file]


[page 1]
THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES
SOLDIER'S CERTIFICATE
No. 820093
VETERAN George Surrick
RANK Pvt
SERVICE Co. B. 91" Pa Vol Inf.
CAN No. 16897
BUNDLE NO. 34

[page 2]
[some of this card--especially the printed form--is illegibly light]

3-1081.
DC [?] 9 [?]
No other claim
PENSIONER DROPPED.

United States Pension Agency.
PHILADELPHIA, PA.
OCT 31 1903 [illegible word]
Certificate No. 820.093
Class Inv - ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890.
Pensioner George Surrick
[illegible word]
Service [?] B. 91" Pa

The Commissioner of Pensions
[illegible]
12-- Feb. 4 901 [presumably date and amount last paid]
DEATH
Mar. 28, 1901.

P. [?] A. Mulholland

[page 3, with two cards]

LEJ
(3--464.)

Mid DIVISION.


NOV 527620

Department of the Interior,
BUREAU OF PENSIONS,
Washington, D.C. Nov 11, 1891.
Respectfully returned to the Record and Pension Division of the War Department, with the request for a search of the records for the service of the within named soldier, attention invited to the enclosed Communications.
Claim No 899258
Geo. Surrick
Co B 91. Pa Inf
(3 inclosures)

Greer [?] B Raum
Commissioner.

(c 6--069) [?]
3142b--100m

[card 2]

Address "The Officer in charge of the Record and Pension Division, War Department, Washington, D.C."

War Department,
Record and Pension Division,
NOV 14 1891

Respectfully returned to the
Commissioner of Pensions.
The rolls show that George Surrick Co B 91 Pa Infty mentioned in the preceding endorsement, was enrolled Dec. 23rd, 1861, and discharged Apr 4, 1862, a pri on S.C. of D

US PENSION OFFICE NOV 16 1891

P. [?] C. Ainsworth
Major and Surgeon, U.S. Army.
Per S.
(414)

[page 4]

ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890.
DECLARATION FOR INVALID PENSION.
This can be Executed before any Officer having a Seal.

State of Pennsylvania County of [blank], ss:

ON THIS 26 day of July A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety personally appeared before me, Clerk of the Orphans Court; a court of record within and for the county and State aforesaid George Surrick aged 80 years, a resident of Chanceford Twp county of York State of Pennsylvania who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical person [blank] who was Enrolled on the -- day of -- 18-- in Company B. 91st Pa. Regiment -- Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion and served at least ninety days, and was Honorably Discharged at Washington D.C on the -- day of -- 1865. That he is greatly unable to earn a support by reason of Injury of Left Ankle, Partial Deafness, Defective + Impaired eyesight, Rheumatism, General Debility, Totally Disabled, Heart Trouble, with Shortness of Breath That said disabilities are not due to his vicious habits, and are to the best of his knowledge and belief permanent. That he has -- applied for pension under application No. not given yet That he is not a pension under Certificate No. [blank] That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provision of the act of June 27, 1890. He hereby appoints H. W. McCALL of York, Penn'a. his true and lawful attorney, and he agrees to allow him the fee of $10, prescribed by law to prosecute his claim. That his Post Office address is Lucky County of York State of Pennsylvania


George Surrick X his mark

ATTEST:
B. Frank Stroman
H. E. Smeltzer

[page 5]

Also personally appeared B. Frank Stroman residing at York York Co Pa. and H. E. Smeltzer residing at Chanceford Twp. York Co Pa persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw George Surrick the claimant, sign his name (or make his mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him for 12 years and 5 years respectively, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

B. Frank Stroman
H. E. Smeltzer

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 26 day of July A.D. 1890 and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, &c., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words [blank] erased, and the words [blank] added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim

SEAL

Lewis D. Sell
Clerk of the O. Court

DECLARATION FOR
INVALID PENSION.
Act of June 27, 1890.
Name George Surrick
Rank Co B 91st Reg't
Penna Vols.

US PENSION OFFICE.
JUL 28 1890

FILED BY
H. W. McCALL,
Attorney at Law,
YORK, PA.

[page 6]

Approved W D Stewart
Brigade Surgeon

ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES.
CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY FOR DISCHARGE.
(To be used, in duplicate, in all cases of discharge on account of disability.)

George Surrick, of Captain Alpheus H Bowman's Company, (B) of the Ninety first Regiment of United States Infantry, was enlisted by Lieut M Kayser of the Ninety-first Regiment of Penn Vol at Philada Pa on the twenty third day of December 1861, to serve Three years; he was born in Philada in the State of Pennsylvania is Forty years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, Florid complexion, blue eyes, black hair, and by occupation when enlisted a Ship Carptr During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty 60 days. (Here consult directions on Form 12, p.269, Medical Dept. Gen. Reg.)


STATION: Franklin Square Barr Washington
DATE: April 1st 1862

A H Bowman Captain, Commanding Company.

I CERTIFY, that I have carefully examined the said George Surrick of Captain A H Bowman's Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of (Here consult par. 1134, p.245, and directions on Form 12, p.269, Med. Dept. Gen. Reg.) Injury of left ankle inducing pain + tumefaction of joint that has resisted all treatment and permanently disabled him for duty.

I D Knight Surgeon.

DISCHARGED, this Fourth day of April 1862, at Washington Dist. of Columbia

E M Gregory
Col Commanding the Post.

Note 1.--When a probable case for pension, special care must be taken to state the degree of disability.
Note 2.--The place where the soldier desires to be addressed may be here added.
Town--[blank] County--[blank] State--[blank]

[GOV. PRINT. OFF., Oct., 1861.] (DUPLICATES.)

[page 7]

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
July 7 [illegible]
PENSION OFFICE


Page 284 No 11 G of [?] 1862

CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY FOR DISCHARGE
In the case of
George Surrick
a Private co. B
91st Reg't of Penn Vols
Approved Recommended for Discharge
IWD Stewart
Brigade Surgeon

N B Mark [?] Surg 4th Pa Cavalry

I D Knight Surg 91st P.V.

HEAD QUARTERS
DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON,
April 3rd 1862
To be discharged
BY [?] COMMAND [?] OF BRIG. GEN. WADSWORTH:
J Spand [??] Adjt

Duplicate for the Pension Office
L Thomas Adj't General.
A. G. Office, June 5 /62.

Received (A. G. Office) [blank], 186[blank]
P 280

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
York County
NAME Surrick, George S.
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH 3/28/1901
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE [blank]
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. B 91st Regt. Pa. Vol. Inf.
RANK Private
CEMETERY NAME St Lukes
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Chanceford Twp
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY LOT 40
HEADSTONE Yes Marker: G.A.R.
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Markle
DATE 1/15/36
REMARKS B

Headstone inscription

[headstone inscription, George S Surrick, Saint Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, New Bridgeville, York County, Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 15 July 2012, from the picture on Find a grave, memorial 54476706, created by Dennis Brandt, added 4 July 2010]

IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE S.
SURRICK.
DIED
MAR. 28. 1901.
[IN] HIS 93RD YEAR.
Private Co B
[the regiment is unfortunately unclear because of a defect in the stone. But the bottom of the first character is visible, and could be the bottom of a '9']

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