91st PA: Silas M Weber

Silas M Weber

Before the war

He was born in 1835/36 (2 (29 in 1865), 5 (24 in 1860), 6 (33 in 1870), 8 (13 in 1850)). He was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (2, 4, 5, 6, 8).

In 1850, he was living in Worcester Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with Eliza A Weber (presumably his mother), with Abraham and Emaline Weber (perhaps siblings), and with Alonza Engleman (8).

In 1860, he was living in Worcester Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with Benjamin Baker and Sira Weber (5). He was a farmer, and owned $4,500 in real estate, and $1,000 in personal property (5).

When he enlisted, he was a mason (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and black hair (2).

During the war

He was drafted from Gwynedd, Pennsylvania (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 2 March 1865 (1, 2). He was enlisted for one year, at Norristown, Pennsylvania, by Captain Yerkes (2). His service was credited to the Sixth Congressional District (2). He was a private in company G (1, 9).

He received clothing worth $36.82 (2).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1). He was a private, in company G (9).

After the war

He married Elizabeth [unknown family name] (4). They had two children:

In 1870, he was living in Towamensing Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Elizabeth and children Markley and Howard (6). He was a stone mason, and owned $2,000 in real estate and $580 in personal property (6).

On 29 February 1888, his widow, Elizabeth Weber, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 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) (Silas M Weber)

2 company G, descriptive roll, [#68] (Silas M Weber)

3 pension index, by name (Silas M Weber)

4 'Schwenk, Stout, Moyer, Naugle, Goodhart, Latshaw & allied families of PA', a gedcom available on RootsWeb WorldConnect (viewed June 2007, last revised 14 June 2007, contact Thera) (Silas M Weber)

5 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Worcester Township, microfilm series M653, film 1145, page 729 = 7 handwritten (Silas M Weber)

6 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Towamensing Township, microfilm series M593, film 1379, page 545 = 13 handwritten (Silas M Weber)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Silas M Weber)

8 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery, Worcester Township, microfilm series M432, film 799, page 271 = 541 (Silas N Weaber [sic])

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Silas M Weber)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed Apr 07)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery, Worcester Township, microfilm series M432, film 799, page 271 = 541]
line3536373839
Dwellings visited79    
Families visited79    
NameEliza A. Weaber [sic]Abraham N Weber [sic]Silas N. Weaber [sic]Emaline N. WeaberAlonza Engleman
Age5420132010
SexFMMFM
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 years Farmer   
Real estate owned6,000    
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPa
Married within year     
Attended school within year  1 1
Over 20 & can't read/write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Worcester Township, microfilm series M653, film 1145, page 729 = 7 handwritten]
line282930
Dwelling number43  
Family number55  
NameSilas M WeberBenjamin W BakerSira A Weber
Age241060
Sexmmf
Color   
OccupationFarmer  
Value of real estate owned4500  
Value of personal estate1000  
Place of birth" [sc. Pennsylvania]""
Married within year   
Attended school within year 1 
Cannot read & write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Towamensing Township, microfilm series M593, film 1379, page 545 = 13 handwritten]
line30313233
Dwelling-house number85   
Family number101   
NameWeber Silas M- Elizabeth- Markley- Howard
Age333073
SexMFMM
ColorWWWW
OccupationStone MasonKeeping HouseAt HomeAt Home
Real estate value2000   
Personal estate value580   
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born    
Mother foreign born    
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 ...    

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 3 May 2015, from Fold3]


Weber Silas M.
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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