91st PA: John Wisler

John Wisler

Before the war

He was born on 29 October 1823 (9; 2 (43 in 1865), 4 (45 in 1870), 6 (56 in 1880)). He was born in Pennsylvania (2, 4, 6).

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a sandy complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

He was drafted from Tyrone Township, Adams County (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 February 1865 (1, 2, 3, 7). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster (2). His service was credited to the 16th Congressional District (2). He was a private in company G (1, 10).

He received clothing worth $38.35 (2).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 3, 7). He was a private, in company G (10).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (4). He was living with Maria (presumably his wife), and with John, George, and Samuel (presumably his children) (4). He was a farm laborer, and owned $500 in real estate and $100 in personal property (4).

In 1880, he was living in Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Maria and son Samuel (6). He was a farmer (6).

In 1890, he was living in Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office: Plainview [?]) (3).

On 5 July 1892, he successfully applied for a pension (7).

On 25 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (7).

On 17 March 1909, he died, in Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (5, 9). He was buried in Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Bendersville, Adams County (5 [Bender's Church], 8).

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) (John Wisler)

2 company G, second descriptive list, [#92] (John Wisler)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 2, page 1 (John Wisler)

4 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 381 = 21 handwritten (John Wisler)

5 John Wisler [death notice]. Adams County News (Gettysburg PA), Saturday 20 March 1909, page 1 (John Wisler)

6 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 44, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 59 = 15 C handwritten (John Wisler)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (John Wisler)

8 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 12 August 2009 (John Wisler)

9 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 1 November 2009 (John Wisler)

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

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1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 381 = 21 handwritten]
line23456
Dwelling-house number142    
Family number152    
NameWisler JohnMariaJohnGeorgeSamuel
Age45431084
SexMFMMM
ColorWWWWW
OccupationFarm LaborKeeping HouseAt HomeAt HomeAt Home
Real estate value500    
Personal estate value100    
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born     
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year  11 
Can't read     
Can't write 1   
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, Butler Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 44, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 59 = 15 C handwritten]
line303132
street name   
house number   
dwelling visit # 134 
family visit # 140 
nameWisler, John- Maria- Samuel
colorWWW
sexMFM
age565313
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeSon
single   
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupation FarmerKeeping house
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year  1
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennsyvlaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 2, page 1]
[line] 5
[house] 11
[family] 12
[name] John Wisler
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 4 months, 10 days
[post office address] Plainview [?] Adams Co Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 6 May 2015, from Fold3]


Wisler John
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

John Wisler [death notice]

[Adams County News (Gettysburg PA), Saturday 20 March 1909, page 1]
JOHN WISLER

Mr. John Wisler, of Butler township, died at his home on Wednesday aged 80 years. Mr. Wisler had been ill for some time. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by a daughter and two sons, John Wisler of Round Hill, and Samuel Wisler, with whom he lived.

Funeral Saturday morning at the house at 9:30. Interment at Bender's Church.


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