91st PA: John J Trimble

John J Trimble

Before the war

He was born in September 1843 (9; 6 (20 in 1861), 9 (56 in 1900), 10 (70 in 1910), 11 (60 in 1902), 12 (61 in 1902)). He was born in Cecil County, Maryland (6, 9, 11, 12).

When he enlisted, he was a book [rest illegible] (6).

Before the war

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair (6).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 1 November 1861 (1, 4, 6, 8). He enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory (6). He was mustered in as seventh corporal in company G (1, 4, 11, 12, 13-14).

He was discharged at Alexandria Virginia, by order of General Wadsworth, on 20 August 1862, to receive a commission as first lieutenant in the 12th New Jersey Infantry (1, 4, 5, 6, 8 [12 Aug]). He was a corporal in company G (1, 13-14). He had served for nine months (11, 12).

His father's request secured an appointment for him as First Lieutenant of Company F in the 12th New Jersey (3, 12). He was mustered into service on 22 August 1862 (3).

On 3 July 1863, he was wounded in the leg, at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (3). According to one account, he was "slightly wounded" [3, p.39].)

He was discharged from the 12th New Jersey Infantry on 30 October 1863 (2, 3 [resigned 31 Oct]). According to Haines, he was "permitted to resign for the good of the service" (3, p.157). He had served for fifteen months (12).

After the war

In 1873/74, he married Annie [unknown family name] (9). In 1900, she had had 2 children, 1 of whom was alive (9).

On 13 January 1876, he applied successfully for a pension (7, 8).

He was living in Chicago in 1892 (3). He was a clerk then (3).

In 1900, he was living on Second Street, Geneva, Kane County, Illinois (9). He was living with his sister-in-law Ella Green, his wife Annie M, their child Alice E (and a boarder) (9).

On 8 August 1902, he was admitted from Illinois to the National Soldiers Home (11).

In 1903, he was present in the Danville Branch of the National Soldiers Home (11). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month, and had general debility (11).

In 1910, he was living in the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, in Danville, Vermillion County, Illinois (10).

He again applied for a pension on 6 October 1911 (8).

He died on 26 January 1916, at [the Home in ?] Danville Illinois (8, 12). He was then receiving a pension of $23 per month (12).

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 Official Army Register 1861-1865, page 726. (John J Trimble)

3 William P Haines. History of the men of co. F with descriptions of the marches and battles of the 12th New Jersey Vols. Mickleton, New Jersey, 1897. (Thanks to Dennis Clowney for finding this and send a copy to me!) (John J Trimble)

4 company G, list of non-commissioned officers (John J Trimble)

5 company G, register of men discharged, #12 (John J Trimble)

6 company G, descriptive roll, entry 10 (John J Trimble)

7 pension index, by name (John J Trimble)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (John J Trimble)

9 1900 US census, Illinois, Kane County, Geneva Township, Geneva City, ward 1, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 108, microfilm series T623, film 311, page 221 B = 2 handwritten (John J Trimble)

10 1910 US census, Illinois, Vermillion County, Danville Township, National Home Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 134, microfilm series T624, film 329, page 165 = 24 B handwritten (John J Trimble)

11 Serial set volume 4567, session volume 3, 58th congress, 1st session, House Document 46, Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1903. Page 388. (J J Trimble)

12 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1916. Serial Set volume 7226, session volume 100, 64th Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 1781. Page 423 (John J Trimble)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 15 December 2010)
one in Montgomery County Pennsylvania, and another in Allegheny County Pennsylvania, had no identifying information

1900 census

[1900 US census, Illinois, Kane County, Geneva Township, Geneva City, ward 1, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 108, microfilm series T623, film 311, page 221 B = 2 handwritten]
line6061626364
streetSecond Street
house number     
dwelling number29    
family number30    
nameGreen EllaTrimble John J- Annie M- Alice EOBrien Mary
relationshipHeadB in lawSisterNieceBoarder
colorWWWWW
sexFMFFF
birth dateJuly 1837Sept 1843Dec 1847May 1875Dec 1869
age6256522530
married?WdMMSS
# years married432626  
[the '43' is crossed out]
mother of how many children?5 2  
# of children living3 1  
birthplaceNew YorkMarylandNew YorkIllinoisIllinois
father's birthplaceNew YorkMarylandNew YorkMarylandIreland
mother's birthplaceNew JerseyMarylandNew Jersey [?]New YorkIreland
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupation [blank]  School teacher
# months not employed    2
# months in school     
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO    
free or mortgagedM    
farm/houseH    
# of farm schedule     

1910 census

[1910 US census, Illinois, Vermillion County, Danville Township, National Home Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 134, microfilm series T624, film 329, page 165 = 24 B handwritten]
line70
street 
house nr" [sc. Co]
dwelling nr" [sc. E]
family nr 
nameTrimble John J.
relationshipnone
sexM
colorW
age70 [could be '71']
marital status 
#years present marriage 
mother of # children 
mother of # living children 
birthplaceNo information obtainable
father's birthplace 
mother's birthplace 
immigrated 
naturalized/alien 
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationnone
nature of industry etc.none
employer etc. 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? 
# weeks out of work 1909 
can read 
can write 
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rented 
owned free or mortagaged 
farm/house 
nr on farm schedule 
civil war vetUA
blind 
deaf & dumb 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 28 April 2015, from Fold3]


Tremble John J
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corp'l | Corp'l
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Trimble John J.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 28 Apr 15]

Trimble John J
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corp'l | Corp'l
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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