91st PA: John H Zinn

John H Zinn

Before the war

He was born on 12 February 1833 (7, 13, 14, 15; 2 (32 in 1865), 5 (37 in 1870), 6 (47 in 1880), 7 (67 in 1900), 8 (77 in 1910), 9 (83 years, 9 months, 9 days at death), 10 (18 in 1850)). He was born in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10).

In 1850, he was living in Newport Borough, Perry County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with Eliza Zinn (presumably his mother), and with George, Levi, Margaret, and William Zinn (presumably his siblings) (10). He had attended school within the year (10).

On 7 February 1859, he married Hannah Marie Houck (7, 8, 13, 14). In 1900, she had had five children, all of whom were alive (7, 8 [3 alive in 1910]).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 2). He was mustered into service as a private on 28 February 1865 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3 [27 Feb], 11 [27 Feb]). He was a private in company F (1, 14, 16).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 2, 3, 11). He was a private, in company F (16).

After the war

He "conducted" a general store in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, from 1868 through 1876 (9).

In 1870, he was living in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with his wife Hannah, five children (Melville, Harry, Jessie, Minnie, and Eliza), and several other people (5). He was a clerk in a gen[eral] con[venience] store, and owned $250 in personal property (5).

In 1880, he was living in Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Hannah and children Harry, Jessie, Minnie, and Eliza (6). He was a farmer, and had been out of work two months in the previous year (6).

In 1890, he was living in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania (3).

On 24 March 1892, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 11).

In 1900, he was living on Baltimore Street in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Hannah (7).

On 7 March 1907, he again applied for a pension (11).

In 1910, he was living at 106 East Middle Street, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Hannah (8). He was living on his own income (8).

On 11 October 1912, his widow died (14). She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania (14).

He died on 21 November 1916, in his daughter's home, on Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania (9, 11, 14, 15). He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania (9, 12, 14, 15). The funeral service was conducted by Reverend J B Baker (9).

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 H Zinn)

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

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Gettysburg, supervisor's district [7], enumeration district [10], page [3] (John H Zinn)

4 pension index, by name (John H Zinn)

5 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Gettysburg District Number 93, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 76 = 23-24 handwritten (John H Zinn)

6 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 44, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 62 B = 22 handwritten (John Zinn)

7 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Gettysburg Borough, ward 1, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 15, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 172 A = 2 handwritten (John Zinn)

8 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Gettysburg, ward 1, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 11 [?], microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 119 B = 7 handwritten (John H Zinn)

9 John H Zinn [death notice]. The Gettysburg Times, 21 November 1916 (John H Zinn)

10 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Perry County, Newport Borough, microfilm series M432, film 805, page 479 (John H Zinn)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (John H Zinn)

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

13 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 1 November 2009 (John H Zinn)

14 Find a grave, memorial 11818495, including photo of tombstone (maintained by Dennis Brandt, added 25 September 2005, accessed 25 December 2010) [identity confirmed by reference to his service on the tombstone] (John H Zinn)

15 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010) (John H Zinn)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1860 US census
Ancestry index (accessed Nov 07)
HeritageQuest and FamilySearch beta indices (accessed 25 Dec 10)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 25 Dec 10)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 25 Dec 10)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Perry County, Newport Borough, microfilm series M432, film 805, page 479]
line363738394041
Dwellings visited744     
Families visited818     
NameEliza ZinnJohn H "George "Levi "Margaret J "William A "
Age381816141210
SexFMMMFM
Color      
Occupation of males over 15 years  None   
Real estate owned2,100     
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]"""""
Married within year      
Attended school within year 11111
Over 20 & can't read/write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Gettysburg District Number 93, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 76 = 23-24 handwritten]
line3334353637383940123
Dwelling-house number113          
Family number122       123  
NameZinn John HHannah W MMelville EHarry H- Jessie HMinnie L [?]Eliza HRichad [??] MaryZinn L. R- Abbie M- Eddie C [?]
Age373610874115333011/12
SexMFMMFFFFMFM
ColorWWWWWWWWWWW
OccupationClerk in Gen Con StoreKeeping HouseAttg School" "" "  Private [?] ServantGround ConfectionerKeeping House 
Real estate value           
Personal estate value250       1000  
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]"""""""Penna""
Father foreign born           
Mother foreign born           
Birth month if born within year          Feb
Marriage month if married within year           
Attended school past year  111      
Can't read           
Can't write           
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.           
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1       1  
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 62 B = 22 handwritten]
line232425262728
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #200     
family visit #206     
nameZinn JohnHannah- Harry- Jessie- Minne [?]- Eliza
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMFFF
age474620171411
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeSonDaughterDaughterDaughter
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationFarmerKeeping houseAt homeAt home  
months unemployed2 4   
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year    11
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Gettysburg, supervisor's district [7], enumeration district [10], page [3]]
[line] 35
[house] 162
[family] 167
[name] John H Zinn
[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 91 Pa Inft
[enlistment date] Feby 27 1865
[discharge date] July 10 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 4 months, 11 [?] days
[post office address] John H Zinn Gettysburg Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Gettysburg Borough, ward 1, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 15, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 172 A = 2 handwritten]
line2122
streetBaltimore Street
house number  
dwelling number32 
family number35 
nameZinn John- Hannah M
relationshipHeadWife
colorWW
sexMF
birth dateFeb 1833Nov 1833
age6766
married?MM
# years married4141
mother of how many children? 5
# of children living 5
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year  
# years in USA  
naturalized citizen?  
occupation  
# months not employed  
# months in school  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
speaks Englishyesyes
owned/rentedR 
free or mortgaged  
farm/houseH 
# of farm schedule  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Gettysburg, ward 1, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 11 [?], microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 119 B = 7 handwritten]
line8788
streetEast Middle Street
house nr106 
dwelling nr168 
family nr184 
nameZinn John H- Hannah M
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age7776
marital statusM1M1
#years present marriage5151
mother of # children 5
mother of # living children 3
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationOwn incomeNone
nature of industry etc.  
employer etc.  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  
# weeks out of work 1909  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedO 
owned free or mortagagedM 
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vet[illegible] 
blind  
deaf & dumb[illegible][illegible]

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]


Zinn, John H.
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

John H Zinn [death notice]

[The Gettysburg Times, 21 November 1916]
JOHN H. ZINN

John H. Zinn, a veteran of the Civil War, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. M. Bender, on Carlisle street at 1:30 this morning, aged 83 years, 9 months, and 9 days. He had been in failing health for some time but was able to be about until a week ago.

Mr. Zinn was born at Newport, Perry County, and from 1868 to 1876 he conducted a general store on the corner of Baltimore street and Centre Square where the Crystal Restaurant is now located.

He served in the Civil War with the 91st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry.

He leaves three children: Harry Zinn, of Altoona; Mrs. D. P. Drawbaugh, Camden, Indiana, and Mrs. E. M. Bender, Carlisle street. A brother, William Zinn, and a sister, Mrs. Brenneman, Harrisburg, also survive.

Funeral on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, from the Bender home, 131 Carlisle street, conducted by his pastor, Rev. J. B. Baker. Interment in Evergreen cemetery. Friends will kindly accept this as an invitation to attend.

Tombstone inscription

[transcribed from photo on Find-a-grave [see reference #14 above]]
ZINN
JOHN H. ZINN
ENROLLED IN CO. F. 91, PA. Vol. CIVIL WAR
BORN FEB. 12, 1833 DIED NOV. 21, 1916
HIS WIFE
HANNAH MARIE HOUCK
BORN NOV. 8, 1833 - DIED OCT. 11, 1912

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010)]
RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Adams County
NAME Zinn, John H.
DATE OF BIRTH Feb. 12, 1833
DATE OF DEATH Nov. 21, 1916
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE Feb 28, 1865 July 10, 1865
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. F. 91st Pa. Vol. Inf.
RANK Private
CEMETERY NAME Evergreen
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Gettysburg, Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION I Range 80
HEADSTONE [blank]
INFORMATION GIVEN BY W.P.A. Project #165-23-6999
DATE 5/25/36
REMARKS

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