91st PA: William J Volkmar

William J Volkmar

Before the war

He was born in 1842/43 (3 (21 in 1864), 8 (25 in 1870)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 8).

When he enlisted, he was a roofer (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 26 January 1864 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Burk (3). He was a private, in company A (1, 10-11).

On 27 June 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 May 1865 (1, 2).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1). He was a corporal, in company A (10-11).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Bertha and son Henry (8). He was a tin roofer, and owned $1,000 in personal property (8).

In 1880, his wife, Bertha Volkmer, was living at 1110 Collar Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). (I have not yet found him.) She was living with her children Henry, William, and George, and a boarder (9). She was a seamstress (9).

He died on 9 May [?] 1889 (4).

In 1890, his widow, Bertha M Volkmar, was living either at 1237 Marlborough Street (5) or at 638 E Girard Avenue (6), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She had a boarding house (6). She had lost his discharge papers (5).

On 12 July 1890, his widow, Bertha Volkmar, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 7).

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 special order 38, HQ 91st PA, 27 June 1865 (William Volkmar)

3 company A descriptive roll, entry 130 (William J Volkmar)

4 pension index, by regiment (William J Volkmar)

5 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 7th division, 18th ward, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [341], page [2] (image 709 on Ancestry), line 15 (William J Volkmar)

6 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

7 pension index, by name (William J Volkmar)

8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1405, page 303 = 135 handwritten (William Volkmar)

9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 338, microfiolm series T9, film 1177, page 177 = 18 B handwritten (Bertha Volkmer)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William J Valkner)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Rootsweb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1405, page 303 = 135 handwritten]
line373839
Dwelling-house number965  
Family number401  
NameVolkmar William- Bertha- Henry
Age25231
SexMFM
ColorWWW
OccupationTin rooferKeeps House 
Real estate value   
Personal estate value1000  
BirthplacePennaPrussia [?]Penna
Father foreign born 1 
Mother foreign born 11
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
Can't read   
Can't write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 338, microfiolm series T9, film 1177, page 177 = 18 B handwritten]
line4041424344
street nameCollar St
house number1110    
dwelling visit #185    
family visit #191    
nameVolkmer Bertha- Henry- William- GeorgeWaldman John
colorWWWWW
sexFMMMM
age31119648
month born if born in year     
relationship SonSonSonBoarder
single 111 
married1   1
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationSeamstressWork in Glass Works  Laborer
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year     
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePrussiaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePrussiaPennaPennaPennaGermany
mother's birthplacePrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaGermany

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 7th division, 18th ward, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [341], page [2] (image 709 on Ancestry), line 15)]
[line] 15
[house] 46
[family] 46
[name] Bertha M Volkmar widow of Volkmar William J
[rank] Corpl
[company] A
[unit] 91 P V Inf
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] 1237 Marlborough St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] Discharge lost

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory


Bertha M Volkmar, boarding, 638 E Girard av
[1237 Marlborough is Jane Fraley, wid George W]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 30 April 2015, from Fold3]


Valkner William J
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corp'l
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Volkmar William
     or William J.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 30 Apr 15]

Volkmar William J
     William
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Cpl
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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