91st PA: Theodore Young

Theodore Young

Before the war

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1841/42. [sources: date: 2 (22 in 1863), 5 (45 in 1887), 9 (28 in 1870), 10 (30 in 1880). place: 5, 9, 10]

During the war

He was drafted. He was mustered into service as a private in the 118th Pennsylvania on 24 July 1863 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He served in company B of the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry. [sources: 1, 2, 4, 7]

He was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania to the 91st Pennsylvania on 1 June 1865. [sources: 1, 2] He was a private in company F of the 91st Pennsylvania. [sources: 1, 8, 14]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company F. [sources: 1, 2, 14]

After the war

He married Amanda [unknown family name]. She was born in 1839/42, in Pennsylvania. Perhaps they are the Theodore Young and Amanda Wmer who were married on 28 December 1869, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 9, 10]

In 1870, he may have been living in ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Amanda, and with Charles A, Frances, and Mary Tomes. He owned $300 in personal property. [source: 9]

In 1880, he may have been living at 1538 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Amanda, and with three boarders: Charles and Francis Tomes, and Mary Ely. He was a shoe cutter. [source: 10]

Probably in the fall of 1887, Theodore Young, shoemaker, was living at 2118 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 12]

On 17 December 1887, he died, of phthisis pulmonalis. He was married. He was a shoe cutter. He died at, or was buried from, 2118 Ridge Avenue. On 20 December 1887, he was buried, at Fernwood Cemetery. [sources: 4, 5, 7]

On 25 September 1890, his widow, Catharine A Young, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 3, 4]

Fron 1893 to 1897, an Amanda Young is listed either as a dressmaker at 2937 Susquehanna Avenue, or as the widow of Theodore (1896), at that address. [source: 12]

In 1898, Amanda Young, widow of Theodore, was living at 1324 North 22nd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 12]

Perhaps she is the Catharine A Young who died on 12 September 1898, and was buried at Northwood Cemetery. She died of phthisis pulmonalis, at 1324 North 22nd Street, ward 29, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 13]

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) (Theodore Young)

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

3 pension index, by name (Theodore S [?] Young)

4 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Theodore S Young)

5 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 17 December 1887 (Theodore Young)

6 [deleted]

7 Find a grave, memorial 65664363, created by LizAnn, added 15 Feb 2011, accessed 10 July 2012 [note that the text is quoted from this page] (Theodore Young)

8 History of the Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, from their first engagement at Antietam to Appomattox (JL Smith, 1905)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, district 45, microfilm series, M593 film 1399, page 619 verso = 154 handwritten (Theodore Young)

10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 627, microfilm series T9, film 1188, page 221 = 10 B handwritten (Theodore Young)

11 Pennsylvania, marriages, 1709-1940, abstract on FamilySearch (accessed 11 July 2012) (Theodore Young and Amanda Wmer [sic--but only in an abstract])

12 [selected] Philadelphia city directories

13 death register, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1898, page 147 (Cath A Young)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
a Theodore Young, 8, b. PA, is living with Charles W (tailor, 43, b. PA), Rachel (37, b. PA), Mitchell P (12, b. PA), Sarah Anna (10, b. PA), Mary E (6, b. PA), and Ellen (4 b. PA), in (Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, page 68 verso = 38 handwritten) (FamilySearch)
Theodore K Young (8 b. PA) is living with Margaret K (45 b. PA), Ann [?] E (23, b. PA), Joseph T (11, b. PA), in ward 6, Spring Garden, Philadelphia, p.321 recto = 641 handwritten (not available on FamilySearch; available on Ancestry)
Theodore D Young, 6, b. PA, is living with Theodore D (31, cordwainer, b. NY), Catharine (31, b. PA), Benjamin (8, b. PA), and Mary E (2 months, b. PA), in Spring Garden, ward 3, precinct 1, microfilm series M432, film 818, page 485 verso = [972] handwritten
1860 US census
a Theodore Young, 18, b. PA, moulder app, is living with Mary Young (54, milliner, b. PA), Fanny Young (20, milliner, b. PA), and Chas H Young (14, b. PA), in ward 8, Philadelphia, page 318 = 318 handwritten (microfilm series M653, film 1158) (FamilySearch)
a Theadore Young, coachmaker, 19, b. PA, is living with Margaret K Young (55, b. PA), Ann E Young (30, b. PA), Joseph Young printer 21 b. PA, in ward 15, Philadelphia (microfilm series M653, film 1165, page 149 = 149 handwritten) (FamilySearch)
a Theodore Young, 16, b. PA, is living with Margt Young (milliner, 39, b. PA), Edwd E Young (conveyancer, 21, m, b. PA), Ann M Young (milliner, 18, b. PA), Laura Young (12 b. PA), and Mary Campbell, Anna McGrady, and Amos Naylors, in e.d. ward 10, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, microfilm series M653, film 1160, page 474 = 40 handwritten
1880 US census
Theodore E Young (33, b. PA, produce dealer), with William (44, b. PA), Sarah A (39 b.PA), William C (17 b. PA) Young and Sallie Pharis (45 b. PA), Camilla Schaber (45 b. PA), and Louisa Truboud (45 b. PA)
Theodore K Young (transcribed below)
Theodore Young (transcribed below)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed April 2007; rechecked 11 July 2012)
1900 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 July 2012)
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 July 2012)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 July 2012)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 11 July 2012)
GenealogyBank
searched Philadelphia newspapers for death notices 17-20 December 1887; found the 17 December 1887 notices, with no Theodore Young; they do not have 18 December newspapers; I could not find the death notices in their digitization of the Inquirer for 19 or December
checked death notices in Philadelphia newspapers for 12 to 15 September 1898: no Catharine or Amanda Young]
RootsWeb WorldConnect
searched for Theodore Young died 1887, and for Theodore Young born 1841 +/- 1 married to Catharine (accessed 10 July 2012)
Philadelphia Pennsylvania death certificates
searched FamilySearch index for Amanda Young, died Philadelphia PA 1880-1950, born 1835-1845 (accessed 11 July 2012)
Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 11 July 2012)

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Theodore Young in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Theodore Young in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, district 45, microfilm series, M593 film 1399, page 619 verso = 154 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; the occupation matches the occupation in the death certificate, but the widow who applied for a pension was named Catharine A]
line2829303132
Dwelling-house number1109    
Family number1254    
NameYoung, TheodoreAmandaTomes Charles A.Frances W.Tomes Mary
Age283012817 [?]
SexMFMMF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationShoe CutterDress Maker   
Real estate value     
Personal estate value300    
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
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     
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, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 627, microfilm series T9, film 1188, page 221 = 10 B handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; the occupation matches the occupation in the death certificate, but the widow who applied for a pension was named Catharine A]
[see below for another candidate (whose occupation does not match)]
line2627282930
street nameNorth 20th Street
house number[1538]    
dwelling visit #88    
family visit #73    
nameYoung Theodore- AmandaTomes Charles- FrancisEly Mary
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMF
age3038221847
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeBoarderBoarderBoarder
single  11 
married11   
widowed/divorced    1
married during year     
occupationShoe CutterKeeping houseMachinistShoe finisherDress Making
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year     
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaNew York
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaNew York
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaNew York

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 600, microfilm series T9, film 1187, page 464 A = 21 handwritten]
[identification is unlikely; see the note on the 1880 census entry transcribed above]
line2829
street nameTwenty-Eighth St. E. Side
house number  
dwelling visit #188 
family visit #204 
nameYoung, Theo. K- Anna E.
colorWW
sexMF
age3850
month born if born in year  
relationship sister
single11
married  
widowed/divorced  
married during year  
occupationTinsmithKeeping house
months unemployed  
currently ill?  
blind  
deaf/dumb  
idiotic  
insane  
disabled  
school this year  
can't read  
can't write  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePa.Pa.
mother's birthplacePa.Pa.

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]


Young Theodore
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also 118 Pa Inf.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 17 December 1887, Theodore Young]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]
[transcribed from FamilySearch]
[this seems to be the source for the death register, which, however, reports him as a stone cutter

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Theodore S [??] Young
[the FamilySearch indexer read his middle initial as 'O']
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, Forty five years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Dec 17" 1887
7. Cause of Death, Phthisis pulmonalis
W H Gardiner M.D.
Residence, 1627 Nth 15" St

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Shoe Cutter
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 29th
12. Street and Number, 2118 Ridge Ave
13. Date of Burial, December 20th 1887
14. Place of Burial, Fernwood Cemetery
Martin Evoy Undertaker.
Residence, 1939 Ridge Ave

History of the Corn Exchange Regiment

[History of the Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, from their first engagement at Antietam to Appomattox (JL Smith, 1905)]
[transcribed from Google Books, 10 July 2012]


[page 693]
Young, Theodore
" [sc. Private]
July 24, '63
" [sc. term was 3 years]
Drafted. Transferred to 91st Regt. P.V., June 1, 1865.

Philadelphia directories

[transcribed from Fold3, July 2012]
1880 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1841
Young Theodore, clerk, h 1712 Addison
Young Theodore E., produce, h 1825 N 19th
Young Theodore K. (Young & Brother), h 2234 N 28th
[page 1837] Young & Bro. (John C. & Theodore K.), plumbers, 2317 Ridge av
1886 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1911
Young Theodore, cutter, h 2022 Oxford
Young Theodore, produce, h 1720 Addison
Young Theodore K. (Young & Bro.), h 2234 N 28th
Young Theodore S., fruit, h 1825 N 19th
[page 1907] Young & Bro. (John C. & Theodore K.), tinsmiths, 2317 Ridge av
[no Amanda Young]
[the OCR-based index found no Young entries at 2118 Ridge; Hugh H Hendren driver (p.774) and Edward H (stoker) and Mary E (boarding) Holzner (p.819) were at 2118 Ridge av]
1887 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1858
" [sc. Young] Theodore, driver, h 429 Lynd
" Theodore, laborer, h 1737 Addison
" Theodore K., tinsmith, 2234 N 28th
" Theodore W., produce, 1020 South, 1720 Addison
[no Amanda on page 1854]
1888 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1896
" [sc. Young] Theodore, shoemkr, h 2118 Ridge av
" Theodore F., produce, 81 5th st mkt, h 1737 Addison
" Theodore K., ironwkr, h 2234 N 28th
" Theodore W., laborer, h 429 Lynd
" Theodore W., produce, 1020 South, h 1720 Addison
[no Amanda on page 1892]
1889 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1954
" [sc. Young] Theodore, h 646 N 36th
" Theodore, fruit, h 901 Spg Garden
" Theodore F., produce, 81 5th st mkt, h 1737 Addison
" Theodore K., tinsmith, 2234 N 28th
" Theodore J., h 734 Wiota
" Theodore W., laborer, h 429 Lynd
" Theodore W., produce, 1021 South, h 1720 Addison
[no Amanda on page 1950; no Catharine widow of Theodore or Catharine on Ridge Ave]
1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 2017
" [sc. Young] Theodore, butcher, h 807 Depot
" Theodore, ins, h 1106 Filbert
" Theodore, laborer, h 2520 Mutter
" Theodore F., produce, 81 5th st mkt, h 1737 Addison
" Theodore J., driver, h 734 Wiota
" Theodore K., tinsmiht, 2234 N 28th
[no Amanda on page 2013; no Catharine widow of Theodore, but a Catharine widow at h 2427 Jefferson, a Catharine boarding at 2071 E Somerset, and a Catharine supt h Passy'k av c S 21st]
1891 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 2047
" [sc. Young] Amanda L., dressmkr, 1708 Burton
[no Catharine widow of Theodore]
1892 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 2113
" [sc. Young] Amanda L., dressmkr, 1708 Burton
[no Catharine widow of Theodore]
1893 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 2137
" [sc. Young] Amanda, wid John, h 703 Walnut
" Amanda, dressmkr, 2937 Susq'ana av
1894 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 2179
" [sc. Young] Amanda, wid George, h 2058 McClellan
" Amanda, dressmkr, 2937 Susq'ana av
" Amanda, janitrix, h 703 Walnut
1895 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 2061
" [sc. Young] Amanda, dressmkr, 2937 Susq'ana av
" Amanda L., dressmkr, 1743 Webster
1896 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 2116
" [sc. Young] Amanda, wid Theo, h 2937 Susq'ana av
1897 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 2193
" [sc. Young] Amanda, wid Geo, h 2058 McClellan
" Amanda, wid Jno, h 5238 Pulaski av, Gtn
" Amanda, dressmkr, 2937 Susq'ana av
" Amanda, dressmkr, h 1743 Webster
1898 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 2407
" [sc. Young] Amanda, wid Jno, h 703 Walnut
" Amanda, wid Theodore, h 1324 N 22d
" Amanda L., dressmkr, 1743 Webster
1899 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 2485
" [sc. Young] Amanda, wid Geo, h 839 E Hilton
1900 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 2513
" [sc. Young] Amanda, dressmkr, 1335 Kater
1901 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 2647
" [sc. Young] Amanda F., dressmkr, 907 Lombard

death register, Cath A Young

[death register, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1898, page 147]
[transcribed 11 July 2012, from FamilySearch]
the death certificate has the same information, with 'Catharine' and 'pulmonalis' spelled out, the physician's residence as 2030 N 20th St, and the undertaker as Geo R Williams at 2010 Master St]
DATE OF REGISTRATION6149 [at the top of the column is '1898 9/17']
NAME OF DECEASEDCath A Young
COLORWHITE
SEXFEMALE
AGE56 y
CONDITIONMARRIED
DATE OF DEATH[check mark; sc. Sept.] 12
CAUSE OF DEATHPhthisis Pulm.
ATTENDING PHYSICIANT B Williams
OCCUPATION OF DECEASED[blank]
WHERE BORN[check mark, sc. Phila]
WHEN A MINOR, NAME OF FATHER AND MOTHER[blank]
WARD29
STREET AND NO1324 N. 22d st
DATE OF BURIAL[check mark, sc. Sept] 15
PLACE OF BURIALNorthwood

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