91st PA: Peter Van Buren

Peter Van Buren

Before the war

He was born in 1822/23, in Albany, New York. [sources: date: 6 (38 in 1861), 9 (35 in 1860). place: 6, 9]

On 23 May 1850, he married Sarah McGlawn (or McGlone). She was born in 1828/29. They were married at Saints Peter and Paul Church, Williamburg, New York. They had five children:

[source: 10]

In 1860, he was living in ward 9, Albany, Albany, New York. He was living with his wife Sarah, and children John, Mary, and Catherine. He was a stove moulder. [source: 9]

When he enlisted, he was a clerk. [source: 6]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair. [source: 6]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted for three years, by Lieutenant Parsons, on 15 October 1861. He was mustered into service as a private in company F on 20 November 1861. [sources: 1, 6, 10 (enlisted 17 Oct), 12-13]

He deserted from Alexandria, Virginia, on 21 or 27 June 1862. He returned to duty on 18 August 1862. [sources: (5 (21 Jun), 6 (27 Jun)]

On 8 September 1863, Sinex reported that he was in Philadelphia and able to rejoin the regiment, and requested his return. [source: 2]

On 14 November 1863, he died in Stone General Hospital, Washington DC, of chronic diarrhea. He was a private, in company F. He had last been paid through 28 February 1863, by Major Sheridan. He was buried at the Military Asylum Cemetery, Washington, DC. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 6, 10, 12-13]

After the war

On 30 January 1864, his widow, Sarah Van Buren, successfully applied from New York for a pension under Act of 14 July 1862. She was living in Albany, Albany County, New York (post office address 61 Lafayette Street, Albany). Her application was accpted on 19 September 1864, and she received $8 per month, retroactive to 14 November 1863. [sources: 7, 8, 10]

On 16 November 1866, his widow, Sarah Van Buren, applied for an increase of pension under the Act of 25 July 1866. She was living in Albany, and her post office address was 90 Canal Street. On 21 October 1867, her application was approved, retroactive to 25 July 1866. [source: 10]

On 7 October 1867, Sarah Van Buren was living in Albany, and her post office address was 19 Canal Street. [source: 10]

In 1890, his widow, Sarrah, was living at 122 Bradford Street, Albany, New York. [source: 11]

On 28 January 1901, Sarah Van Buren was dropped from the pension rolls, because she had died. On 23 February 1901, the accounting officer issued a certificate for $21.20 (presumably as reimbursement for medical or funeral expenses, from her unpaid pension). [source: 10]

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 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 8 September 1863

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 20 Nov 1863 (Van Buren)

4 company F register of deaths (Peter Van Buren)

5 company F, register of deserters, #21 (Peter Van Buren)

6 company F, descriptive roll, #56 (Peter Van Buren)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Peter Van Buren)

8 pension index, by name (Peter Van Buren)

9 1860 US census, New York, Albany, Albany, ward 9, microfilm series M653, film 720, pages 406 = 89 handwritten to 406 = 90 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Peter Van Buren)

10 abstract of widow's pension certificate file, WC 30899 (Sarah McGlone widow of Peter Van Buren)

11 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New York, Albany County, Albany, enumeration district 25, page 1 (image 64 of 166 on Ancestry) (Sarrah [sic] widow of Peter Van Burren [sic])

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

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Peter Van Buren)

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Peter Van Buren in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, New York, Albany, Albany, ward 9, microfilm series M653, film 720, pages 406 = 89 handwritten to 406 = 90 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[I did not transcribe the other six people in this household, headed by Michael Kearney
[identification is confirmed by Sarah's and the children's names and ages, which match those listed in the widow's pension certificate file abstracted below]
line56789
Dwelling number[535]    
Family number[692]    
NamePeter Van BurenSarah "John "Mary "Catherine "
Age35321052
SexMFMFF
Color     
OccupationStove Moulder    
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate     
Place of birthdo [sc. New York]IrelandNew Yorkdodo
Married within year     
Attended school within year  1  
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New York, Albany County, Albany, enumeration district 25, page 1 (image 64 of 166 on Ancestry)]
[transcribed 29 April 2015, from Ancestry]
[identification is probable, since (1) this refers to his service in F 91 New York, like some but not all of the documents in the pension certificate file]

[line] 5
[house] 20
[family] 35
[name] Sarrah [sic] Van Burren [sic] Widow of Peter Van Burren
[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 91 NY [sic] Vol
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] 122 Bradford St Albany NY
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] Discharge [sic] at Washington

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 29 April 2015, from Fold3]


Van Buran Peter
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Van Buren Peter

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 30 Apr 15]

Van Buren Peter
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

widow's pension certificate file

[abstract of widow's pension certificate file, WC 30899, Sarah McGlone widow of Peter Van Buren]
[abstracted from 29 images, on Fold3, 29 April 2015]
[note that Fold3 has it listed under the 91st New York, following the brief, on image 2, and the application for increase of pension (p.21); the rest of the pages clearly indicate he served in the 91st Pennsylvania]
23 May 1850
Peter Van Buren married Sarah McGlawn [or McGlone], at SS Peter and Paul's Church, Williamsburg NY, by (pp.4, 5, 11)
witnesses: Terence McNally and Catherine McGlawn (p.4)
three children: Elizabeth Mary ("Mary") (19 March 1854 [or 1856 (p.13, 21)]), John (9 May 1857 [or 4 Oct 1850 (p.15)]), Catharine J (23 Nov [or Oct (p.13, 21)] 1858) (pp.5, 13)
17 Oct 1861
Peter Van Buren enrolled in co. F 91st PA at Philadelphia PA (p.9)
20 Nov 1861
Peter Van Buren mustered in co. F 91st PA as private, at Philadelphia (p.9)
14 Nov 1863
Peter Van Buren died, at Stone General Hospital, Washington DC (pp.5 (on or about 1 Nov 63), 9, 20)
died of chronic diarrhoea (pp.5, 20)
30 Jan 1864
Sarah Van Buren applied for a pension under the act of 14 July 1862
widow of Peter Van Buren pvt F 91st, 35 years old (p.5)
resident of Albany, Albany County, state of New York; post office address 61 Lafayette St, Albany NY (p.5)
dated 22 Jan 1864 (p.5)
witnesses: Charles Thurber, James Corriston (p.6)
admitted 19 Sep 1864, retroactive to 14 Nov 1863, $8 per month (pp.2, 17)
agent: George Downing Albany NY (pp.2, 6)
examining clerk: Jno D Wilson (p.2)
4 Feb 1864
the Adjutant General's office supplied the above-summarized information to the Pension Office (p.9; see p.18 for the request)
27 July 1864
the Pension Office sent a letter to G Downing (p.19)
16 Nov 1866 (dated)
Sarah Van Buren applied for an increase of pension under the act of 25 July 1866 (p.21)
residence: Albany, Albany County, NY; 39 years old (p.21)
address: 90 Canal St, Albany, Albany County, NY (p.21)
witnesses: George E Mink and George N Warren (pp.21-22)
agent: Lt Col J E See, Washington DC (p.21)
7 Oct 1867
Sarah Van Buren, 38 years old, resident of Albany, restated the ages of Peter's children: (p.24)
John, born 4 October 1850, residing at New York City (p.24)
Elizabeth Mary, born 19 March 1856, residing at Albany NY (p.24)
Catharine, born 23 October 1858, residing at Albany NY (p.24)
Peter, born 5 March 1860, died in August 1861 (p.24)
Peter, born 9 March 1854, died 9 August 1855 (p.24)
any other statements are incorrect; Elizabeth Mary is named Mary in earlier papers (p.24)
attorney: William W Post, Albany NY (p.24)
her address: 19 Canal St, Albany NY (p.24)
issued retroactive to 14 Nov 1863 at $8, with $2 per month added for each child retroactive to 25 July 1866; passed 21 Oct 1867, certificate dated 30 Oct 1867 (pp.26, 28)
28 Jan 1901
Sarah dropped from pension rolls due to death (p.29)
23 Feb [?] 1901
accounting officer's certificate 29,093 for $21.20 (p.29)

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