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).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and light hair (2).
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).
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).
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)
|Name||Wertz Milton A||- Catharine||- Laura E J||- Emma L|
|Occupation||Day labourer||Keeping house|
|Real estate value||500|
|Personal estate value||100|
|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|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||157|
|family visit #||162|
|name||Wertz Milton A||" Cathrine [sic] A||" Jennie E||" Annie L||" Hester [?] A|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Day Labourer||Keeping house||At home||" "||" "|
|school this year|
|birthplace||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"|
|father's birthplace||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"|
|mother's birthplace||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"|
|name||Wertz Milton A||- Catherine||- Hesterann||- [sic] George T[?]|
|relationship||Head||Wife||Daughter||S in law|
|birth date||Nov 1838||July 45 [sic]||May [?] 1875||Jan 1873|
|# years married||38||38||3||3|
|mother of how many children?||7|
|# of children living||3|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||day laborer||day laborer|
|# months not employed||10||4|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule|
|street||New Oxford Road|
|name||Wertz Milton A||- Catherine N|
|#years present marriage||44||44|
|mother of # children||7|
|mother of # living children||3 [?]|
|nature of industry etc.|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?|
|# weeks out of work 1909|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||203|
|family visit number||206|
|name||Fitzgerald George T||- Hesteran||Wertz Catharine|
|relationship||Head||Wife||Mother in law|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||F|
|age at last birthday||46||44||74|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||yes||yes||yes|
|industry, business||Flour Mill|
|number of farm schedule|