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).
When he was discharged, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, blue eyes, and black hair (7).
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).
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).
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)
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|name||Skinner George||- Annie||Surick George||Hurst Harry||McClune Lucian|
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|occupation||Grocer man||Keeping house||Boat Builder||Labourer||Labourer|
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|name||Smeltzer John E||- Lucy A||- Catharine||Wise [?] Sallie||- Mary||- Pearl||Smeltzer Matilda||- Susan A||Snyder Mabel||Surrick George|
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|# of children living||7||1|
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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
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
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 claimSEAL
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.)
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.