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).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair (6).
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).
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).
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)
|name||Green Ella||Trimble John J||- Annie M||- Alice E||OBrien Mary|
|relationship||Head||B in law||Sister||Niece||Boarder|
|birth date||July 1837||Sept 1843||Dec 1847||May 1875||Dec 1869|
|# years married||43||26||26|
|[the '43' is crossed out]|
|mother of how many children?||5||2|
|# of children living||3||1|
|birthplace||New York||Maryland||New York||Illinois||Illinois|
|father's birthplace||New York||Maryland||New York||Maryland||Ireland|
|mother's birthplace||New Jersey||Maryland||New Jersey [?]||New York||Ireland|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed||2|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||M|
|# of farm schedule|
|house nr||" [sc. Co]|
|dwelling nr||" [sc. E]|
|name||Trimble John J.|
|age||70 [could be '71']|
|#years present marriage|
|mother of # children|
|mother of # living children|
|birthplace||No information obtainable|
|nature of industry etc.||none|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?|
|# weeks out of work 1909|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|