91st PA: John F Yake

John F Yake

Before the war

He was born on 1 December 1839, in Adams County, Pennsylvania, to John Yake and Mary Ann Shafer. [sources: date: 19; 15, 17; 2 (25 in 1865), 4 (11 in 1850), 5 (21 in 1860), 6 (30 in 1870), 7 (40 in 1880), 8 (60 in 1900), 12 (66 years 4 months 8 days at death). place: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 15, 19. parents: 4, 5, 19]

In 1850, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his (apparent) parents John and Mary Yake, along with others (presumably including siblings). He had attended school within the year. [source: 4]

In 1860, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his (apparent) parents John and Mary Yake, along with Joseph, Eliza, Mary, Amelia, and Henry Yake (presumably his siblings), and another Mary Yake. He was a stone mason. [source: 5]

During the war

He was drafted. He was mustered into service as a private on 28 February 1865 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He was a private in company F. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 20, 22]

He was discharged by general order on 1 June 1865. He was a private, in company F. [sources: 1, 2, 3 (29 Jun), 11, 20, 22]

After the war

On 12 January 1865, in Pennsylvania, he married Anna May Allwein. She was born on 25 October 1843, in Pennsylvania. They had fourteen children; nine were alive in 1900; eight were alive in 1910.

[sources: 7, 8, 9, 15, 18]

In 1870, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer, and owned $900 in personal property. He was living with his wife Anna and children Francis, Joseph, and Mary. [source: 6]

In 1880, he was living in Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was a laborer. He was living with his wife Anna, and nine children. [source: 7]

On 23 May 1882, he applied successfully for a pension. [source: 13]

In 1890, he was living in Berwick Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office Abbottstown). [source: 3]

In 1900, he was living in Berwick Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was a mason, and not been out of work in the previous year. He was living with his wife Anna May and three children. [source: 8]

On Tuesday 9 January 1906, he died, in his home, in Berwick Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, of uremic coma, and Bright's disease. He died of uremic coma due to Bright's disease. He was a mason and bricklayer. He was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, where the funeral took place. On 11 January 1906, he was buried at the Conewago Chapel Basilica Cemetery, Conewago, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20]

On 15 January 1906, his widow, Anna Yake, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 10, 13]

In 1910, his widow, Annie M Yake, was living in Conowago Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, with their daughter Catherine and Catherine's family. [source: 9]

On 15 June 1912, his widow Anna M Yake, died, in McSherrystown, Adams County, Pennsylvania. She was buried in the Conewago Chapel Basilica Cemetery, Conewago, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 18, 21]

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 F Yake)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (John F Yake)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Berwick Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 1, page 1 (John F Yakes)

4 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 191 (John Yake)

5 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 521 = 49 handwritten (John Yake)

6 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 329 = 21 handwritten (John F Yake)

7 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, 60th District, supervisor's district 7 [?], enumeration district 60, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 304 = 17A handwritten (John Yake)

8 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Berwick Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 9, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 54 = 8B handwritten (John F Yake)

9 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Conowago Township, McSherrystown Borough, supervisor's district [illegible], enumeration district 22 [??], microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 254 = 1 [?] handwritten (Annie M Yake)

10 pension index, by name (John F Yake)

11 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 6 July 1865 (Yake)

12 'Death's doings'. New Oxford Item, 12 January 1906, page 5 (John F Yake)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (John F Yake)

14 [deleted]

15 williamgordonfamilytree, a gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact William Gordan, last updated 31 March 2013, reaccessed on 6 April 2013 (John F Yake)

16 Pennsylvania death indices, 1906 ("Yake, John F.; 4663; Berwick; Jan. 9")

17 Find a grave, memorial 18377052, created by pat callahan, added 13 March 2007, accessed 29 November 2012 (John F Yake)

18 Find a grave, memorial 44884870, created by pat callahan, added 28 November 2009, aaccessed 29 November 2012 (Anna M Yake)

19 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Adams County, 9 January 1906, file number 4663 (John F Yake)

20 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 6 April 2013) (John F Yake)

21 Pennsylvania death indices, 1912 (accessed 7 April 2013) ('Yake, Anna; 55805; McSherrystown; June 15.')

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1920 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 6 April 2013)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 6 April 2013)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 6 April 2013)

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John F Yake in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

John F Yake in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 191]
[identity is likely; see the note on the 1860 census entry transcribed below]
line2829303132333435
Dwellings visited138       
Families visited143       
NameJohn YakeJohn "Joseph "Francis "Mary A "Mary A "Wanda [?] "Elizabeth "
Age4111933442144
SexMMMMFFFF
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 yearsShoemaker       
Real estate owned        
BirthplaceGermanyPennsy""GermanyPennsy""
Married within year        
Attended school within year 11   11
Over 20 & can't read/write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 521 = 49 handwritten]
[I have preferred him because of the parents listed in the death certificate to the John Yoke, 21, a farm hand, in Tyrone Township, with David (57) and Catharine (57) Yoke, along with others (1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 630 = 48 handwritten)]
[identity is likely, since the apparent parents' names match the names in the death certificate]
line212223242526272829
Dwelling number345        
Family number343        
NameJohn YakeMary "John "Joseph "Eliza "Mary "Amelia "Henry "Mary "
Age5246211916147454
Sexmfmmfffmf
Color         
OccupationDay Laborer Stone Mason" "     
Value of real estate owned400        
Value of personal estate175        
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]""""""""
Married within year         
Attended school within year     11  
Cannot read & write 1       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 329 = 21 handwritten]
[identity is probable; see the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line1011121314
Dwelling-house number149    
Family number155    
NameYake John F" Anna M" Francis" Joseph" Mary
Age3026437/12
SexMFMMF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping House   
Real estate value     
Personal estate value900    
Birthplace- [sc. Penna]----
Father foreign born     
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year    Decb
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, 60th District, supervisor's district 7 [?], enumeration district 60, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 304 = 17A handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other household at this residence, consisting of Susan Shafts [?]]
[identity is probable; see the note on the 1900 census transcribed below]
line2324252627282930313233
street name           
house number           
dwelling visit #[127]          
family visit #136          
nameYake John" Anna" Frank" Joseph" Clara" Anna" John" Henry" Carolina" Ignasious [?]" Lucy
colorWWWWWWWWWWW
sexMFMMFFMMFMF
age4037141211986431
month born if born in year           
relationship wifesonsonDaughtDaughtsonsonDaughtsonDaught
single           
married           
[the marital status is not given for any of these people]
widowed/divorced           
married during year           
occupationLaborerKeeping house     All at home   
months unemployed           
currently ill?           
blind           
deaf/dumb           
idiotic           
insane           
disabled           
school this year  111111   
can't read       X   
can't write       X   
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplaceSwitzerland          
mother's birthplacePenna          

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Berwick Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 1, page 1]
[identity is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 8
[house] 35
[family] 35
[name] John F. Yakes
[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 29 June 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 4 months, [blank] days
[post office address] Abbottstown Adams Co Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Berwick Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 9, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 54 = 8B handwritten]
[identification is probable, since his wife's name matches the widow's name in the pension index cards (item 10 above) and since his location matches the location in the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed above]
line737475767778
street      
house number      
dwelling number202     
family number202     
nameYake John F- Anna May- Harry- Lizzie M- KatieShafter Susie
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughterDaughterBoarder
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMFFF
birth dateDec 1839Oct 1843Oct 1870Sep 1884Jan 1885Jan 1826
age605629151574
married?MMSSSS
# years married3434    
mother of how many children? 14    
# of children living 9    
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaFrance
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year      
# years in USA      
naturalized citizen?      
occupationMason MasonAt SchoolAt School 
# months not employed0 0   
# months in school   77 
can readyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO     
free or mortgagedF     
farm/houseF     
# of farm schedule78     

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Conowago Township, McSherrystown Borough, supervisor's district [illegible], enumeration district 22 [??], microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 254 = 1 [?] handwritten]
[identity is probable; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line46474849505152
streetOld Ford Road[illegible] 
house nr206    206 
dwelling nr321    322 [?] 
family nr330    331 [?] 
nameFeeser Samuel [?]- Catherine- Lizze- Annie- EdwardFeeser Cecliss [??]Yake Annie M
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughterSonSonMother in law
sexMFFFMMF
colorWWWWWWW
age2825421 7/127/1266
marital statusM1M1SSSSWd
#years present marriage55     
mother of # children 4    14
mother of # living children 4    8
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated       
naturalized/alien        
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish    English
occupationMasonNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
nature of industry etc.[illegible]      
employer etc.W      
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No      
# weeks out of work 1909[illegible]      
can readyesyes    yes
can writeyesyes    yes
school since 1 Sep 09        
owned/rentedO      
owned free or mortagagedM      
farm/houseH [?]      
nr on farm schedule       
civil war vet       
blind       
deaf & dumb       

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 9 May 2015, from Fold3]


Yake, John F.
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Death's doings

[New Oxford Item, 12 January 1906, page 5]
Death's Doings.

Mr. John F. Yake, the widely known mason and bricklayer, died at his home along the Baltimore pike in Berwick township, near Bittinger, about 10 o'clock Tuesday morning from Uremic Coma, following Brights disease, aged 66 years, 4 months and 8 days. Mr Yake was stricken unconscious on Sunday night in which condition he remained until his death. He is survived by his wife and eight children--Mrs. Dicks, Mrs. Neuman, Misses Lucy and Mary, and John, of Baltimore; Francis and Harry, of McSherrystown, and Mrs Katie Feeser of Berwick township. The funeral took place at 9 o'clock Thursday morning a Mass of Requiem being celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, this place, of which deceased was a devout member, after which the remains were taken to Conewago Chapel and interred in the cemetery at that place. Mr. Yake was a man widely known and was a good and kind husband and father.

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Adams County, 9 January 1906, file number 4663, John F Yake]
[received from Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, 5 April 2013, ordered 30 November 2012]

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
File No. 4663
Registered No. 1
Registration District No. 103
Primary Registration District No. 2005

PLACE OF DEATH
County of Adams
Township of Berwick [?]
FULL NAME John F. Yake

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
SEX Male
COLOR White
DATE OF BIRTH (Month) 9 (Day) 1 (Year) 1839
AGE 66 years, 4 months, 8 days
Married
BIRTHPLACE Adams County, Pa
NAME OF FATHER John Yake
BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Adams County, Pa
MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Mary Ann Shafer
BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Adams County, Pa
OCCUPATION Brick Layer
THE ABOVE STATED PERSONAL PARTICULARS ARE TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF
(Informant) Mrs M Yake
(Address) Biltinger Pa.
Filed Jan 10 1906 Chas Hafer Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
DATE OF DEATH Jan 9 1906
We HEREBY CERTIFY, That we attended deceased from Jan 8 1906 to Jan 9 1906, that we last saw him alive on Jan 9, 1906, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 10.30 AM.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Uremic coma due to Bright's disease
(Duration) 1 day
Contributory [blank]
(Signed) Drs Sheetz + Seaks [?] M.D.
Jan 9 1906 (Address) New Oxford, Pa.
SPECIAL INFORMATION only for Hospitals, Institutions, Transients, or Recent Residents [blank]
PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Conewago
DATE OF BURIAL Jan 11 1906
UNDERTAKER Wm A Feiser
ADDRESS New Oxford Pa

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 6 April 2013)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Adams County
NAME Yake, John F.
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE Feb. 28, 1865 June 1, 1865
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. F. 91st Pa. Vol.
RANK Private
CEMETERY NAME Conewago Chapel
[CEMETERY] LOCATION 1 mi norht [sic] of McSherrystown near inter., Pa. Rt. 141-196
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION B lot 75
HEADSTONE FAMILY
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Personal Investigation
DATE 5-13-36
REMARKS [blank]

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