91st PA: Benjamin Franklin Yeager

Benjamin Franklin Yeager

Before the war

He was born in 1837/38, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 6 (23 in 1861), 7 (23 in 1861), 9 (74 in 1910), 11 (82 in 1916). place: 6, 9 11]

When he enlisted, he was a butcher. [source: 6]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 3 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair. [source: 6]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861, as a musician, in company A, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted for three years, by Captain Starr. [sources: 1, 5, 6, 7 (private), 8, 13-14 (pvt)]

At some point, he was reduced to the ranks. [source: 5]

On 28 July 1863, he was reported as having been dropped because he was missing in the campaign (probably after 11 June 1863). He was regained on 13 August 1863. [sources: 3, 4]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia. [sources: 1, 7]

He was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia. [source: 1]

On 27 June 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 May 1865. [sources: 1, 2, 7]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company. He was a corporal, in company A. [sources: 1, 7, 8, 13-14]

After the war

On 28 July 1891, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 8, 10]

In 1891/1892, he married A Annie [unknown family name]. This was his first marriage. [sources: 9, 12]

On 7 February 1908, he applied successfully for a pension. [source: 8]

In 1910, he was living at 2111 Mount Vernon Street, ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was not working. [source: 9]

He died on 28 June 1916, at 2111 Mt Vernon Street, 15th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died of cardiac paralysis, with paralysis of bladder contributing. He was a gent[leman] (that is, he was not working). Members of company A of the 91st Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers were invited to attend his funeral. He was married. On 1 July 1916, he was buried at Mt Vernon Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 8 (29? Jun 1916), 11 (28 Jun 16), 12 (28 Jun)]

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)

2 special order 38, HQ 91st PA, 27 June 1865 (Benjamin Yeager)

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 July 1863 (Priv Yeager)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 13 August 1863 (Private Yeager)

5 register of non-commissioned officers, co.A (Benjamin F Yeager)

6 company A descriptive roll, entry 64 (Benjamin F Yeager)

7 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (Benj. F. Yeager)

8 pension index, by regiment (Benjamin F Yeager)

9 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 232 [?], microfilm series T624, film 1391, page 151 = 8 A handwritten (Benjamin Yeager)

10 pension index, by name (Benjamin F Yeager)

11 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 28 June 1916, file number 69215, registered number 14917 (Benjamin Franklin Yeager)

12 death notice, Philadelphia inquirer, Thursday 29 June 1916, page 7 (Benjamin F Yeager)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Benjamin F Yager)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Benjamin F Yeager)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed October 2005)
Find a grave
accessed 3 January 2015 (searched by name and by cemetery)

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Benjamin Franklin Yeager in the 91st PA database

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 232 [?], microfilm series T624, film 1391, page 151 = 8 A handwritten]
line39
streetMount Vernon Street
house nr2111
dwelling nr221
family nr225
nameYeager Benjamin
relationshipHead
sexM
colorW
age74
marital statusM1
#years present marriage18
mother of # children 
mother of # living children 
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
immigrated 
naturalized/alien 
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationnone
nature of industry etc. 
employer etc. 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? 
# weeks out of work 1909 
can readyes
can writeyes
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rented[two check marks; apparently ditto marks for the previous 'R']
owned free or mortagaged 
farm/houseH
nr on farm schedule 
civil war vetUA [?]
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]


Yager Benjamin F.
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Corp.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Yeager Benjamin F.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 9 May 15]

Yeager Benjamin F.
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Corp.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 28 June 1916, file number 69215, registered number 14917, Benjamin Franklin Yeager]
[transcribed 3 January 2015, from Ancestry]


CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Bureau of Vital Statistics.
File No. 69215
Registered No. 14917
Registration District No. 1.
Primary Registration District No. [blank]

1. PLACE OF DEATH.
County of Philadelphia
(No. 2111 Mt. Vernon St., 15th Ward.)
2. FULL NAME Benjamin Franklin Yeager.

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Male
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Married
6. DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
7. AGE 82 yrs. [blank] mos. [blank] ds.
8. OCCUPATION Gent
9. BIRTHPLACE Pa
10. NAME OF FATHER -
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER -
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER -
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER -
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
(Informant) M A Tanguy
(Address) #1425 Fairmount [??] Ave.
15. Filed JUN 29 1916 W Laurence [?] DCh LOCAL REGISTRAR

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATEO F DEATH June 28 1916.
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Jan. 1 1912, to June 28 1916, that I last saw him alive on June 26 1916, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 9.10 AM.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: Cardiac Paralysis (Duration) [blank]
Contributory Paralysis of Bladder. (Duration) - yrs. - mos. 4 ds.
(Signed) Charles Bauer M.D.
June 28 1916 (Address) 1838 Wallace St
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (For Transients or Recent Residents.) [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Mt Vernon Cem
DATE OF BURIAL 7-1st 1916
20. UNDERTAKER M A Tanguy ADDRESS 1425 Fairmount [??] Ave

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia inquirer, Thursday 29 June 1916, page 7]
[transcribed 3 January 2015, from GenealogyBank]

YEAGER.--June 28, 1916. BENJAMIN F., husband of A. Annie Yeager. Relatives and friends, also Co. A, 91. P.V.V. are invited to attend funeral services, on Saturday, at 10.30 A.M. precisely, at his late residence, 2111 Mt. Vernon st. Interment private. Remains may be viewed on Friday, from 8 to 9.30 P.M.


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