91st PA: Milton Alfred Wertz

Milton Alfred Wertz

Before the war

He was born in November 1838 (7, 10; 2 (20 in 1865), 5 (28 in 1870), 6 (39 in 1880), 7 (61 in 1900), 8 (71 in 1910)). He was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania (2, 5, 6, 7, 8).

He married Catharine Ninetta Spangler, about 1861/1862 (7 [38 yrs in 1900], 8 [44 yrs in 1910], 10 [ca 1868]). In 1900 and 1910, she had had seven children, three of whom were alive (7, 8), including (10):

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and light hair (2).

During the war

He was drafted from Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 February 1865 (1, 2, 3, 11). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster (2). His service was credited to the Sixteenth Congressional District (2). He was a private in company G (1, 12-13).

He received clothing worth $38.35 (2).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 3, 11). He was a private, in company G (12-13).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with his wife Catharine and daughters Laura and Emma (5). He was a day laborer, and owned $500 in real estate and $100 in personal property (5).

In 1880, he was living in Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Catharine, and daughters Jennie E, Annie L, and Hester (6). He was a day laborer (6).

In 1890, he was living in Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office: New Chester) (3).

On 6 September 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 11).

In 1900, he was living in Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Catharine and daughter Hester Ann, along with Hester's husband George (7). He was a day laborer (7). He had been out of work 10 months in the previous year (7).

On 4 November 1909, he again applied for a pension (11).

In 1910, he was living in Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Catharine (8). He was living on his own income (8).

He died on 15 April 1919, in New Chester, Adams County, Pennsylvania (10, 11).

On 2 May 1919, his widow, Catharine K Wertz, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 11).

In 1920, his widow, Catharine Wertz, was living in Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (9). She was living with her daughter Hester and Hester's husband George (9).

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) (Milton A Wertz)

2 company G, second descriptive list, [#100] (Milton A Wertz)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Straban Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 22, page 1 (Milton A Wertz)

4 pension index, by name (Milton A Wertz)

5 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Straban Township (post office Granite Hill), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 364 = 27 handwritten (Milton A Wertz)

6 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Straban Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 49, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 136 = 8 B handwritten (Milton A Wertz)

7 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Straban Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 27, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 334 = 10 B handwritten (Milton A Wertz)

8 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Straban Township, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 31, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 68 = 5 A handwritten (Milton A Wertz)

9 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Straban Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 30, microfilm series T625, film 1507, page 57 = 14 A handwritten (Catharine Wertz)

10 "Mann 10-10-06", a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect (viewed 14 January 2008, updated 10 January 2007, contact James Hug) (Milton A Wertz)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Milton A Wertz)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Milton A Wertz)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Alfred M Wertz)

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Milton Alfred Wertz in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Straban Township (post office Granite Hill), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 364 = 27 handwritten]
line24252627
Dwelling-house number210   
Family number210   
NameWertz Milton A- Catharine- Laura E J- Emma L
Age282476
SexMFFF
ColorWWWW
OccupationDay labourerKeeping house  
Real estate value500   
Personal estate value100   
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]"""
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 ...    

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Straban Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 49, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 136 = 8 B handwritten]
line4445464748
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #157    
family visit #162    
nameWertz Milton A" Cathrine [sic] A" Jennie E" Annie L" Hester [?] A
colorWWWWW
sexMFFFF
age393417165
month born if born in year     
relationship wifedaughter""
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationDay LabourerKeeping houseAt home" "" "
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year     
can't read     
can't write     
birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""
father's birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""
mother's birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Straban Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 22, page 1]
[line] 3
[house] 326
[family] 336
[name] Wertz Milton A
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1864 [sic]
[length of service] 0 years, 4 months, 10 days
[post office address] New Chester " " " [sc. Adams Co Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Straban Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 27, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 334 = 10 B handwritten]
line73747576
street    
house number    
dwelling number215   
family number212   
nameWertz Milton A- Catherine- Hesterann - [sic] George T[?]
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterS in law
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
birth dateNov 1838July 45 [sic]May [?] 1875Jan 1873
age61542527
married?MMMM
# years married383833
mother of how many children? 7  
# of children living 3  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationday laborer  day laborer
# months not employed10  4
# months in school    
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO   
free or mortgagedF   
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Straban Township, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 31, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 68 = 5 A handwritten]
line78
streetNew Oxford Road
house nr  
dwelling nr96 
family nr96 
nameWertz Milton A- Catherine N
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age7164
marital statusM1M1
#years present marriage4444
mother of # children 7
mother of # living children 3 [?]
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationOwn IncomeNone
nature of industry etc.  
employer etc.  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  
# weeks out of work 1909  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedO 
owned free or mortagagedF 
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vetUA 
blind  
deaf & dumb  

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Straban Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 30, microfilm series T625, film 1507, page 57 = 14 A handwritten]
line262728
street   
house numberX  
dwelling visit number203  
family visit number206  
nameFitzgerald George T- HesteranWertz Catharine
relationshipHeadWifeMother in law
own/rentO  
free/mortgaged (if owned)F  
sexMFF
raceWWW
age at last birthday464474
marital statusMMWd
year of immigration   
naturalized/alien   
year of naturalization   
attended school since Sept 1919   
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language   
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language   
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language   
can speak Englishyesyesyes
occupationLaborernonenone
industry, businessFlour Mill  
employment statusW  
number of farm schedule   

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]


Wertz Milton A
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 3 May 15]

Wertz Alfred M
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Wertz Milton A

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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