91st PA: John C (Kramer?) Anderson

John C (Kramer?) Anderson

Before the war

He was born on 27 October 1839, in Pennsylvania, to Jesse S Anderson and Maria Kramer. [sources: date: 3 (23 in 1865), 6 (40 in 1880), 7 (27 Oct 39), 9 (29 in 1870), 13 (27 Oct 39). place: 6 (PA), 7 (Montgomery Cty PA), 9 (PA), 13 (Montgomery Cty PA). parents: 7, 13]

During the war

He was drafted. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 2 March 1865. He enlisted as a private at Norristown, Pennsylvania. He was a private in company B. [sources: 1, 3, 6 (14 Mar), 14, 15]

He was "to be charged"--perhaps for lost equipment, when the regiment mustered out. [source: 2]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company B. [sources: 1, 3, 6, 14, 15]

After the war

He married Ann Elizabeth Bossert. She was born on 9 January 1847, in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, presumed to be the daughter of Martin Summers Bossert and Mary Van Fossen Bean. They apparently had seven children, including:

[sources: 7, 8, 9, 10 (7 children, 5 living, in 1900), 11 (7 children, 5 living in 1910), 12, 13]

In 1870 he was living in Perkiomen Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Ann Lizzie (presumably his wife), and Wilson (presumably their son). He was a plasterer. [source: 9]

In 1880, he was living in East Perkiomen, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Ann Lizzie, and children Wilson, Linwood, John B, and Ann Lizzie. He was a plasterer. [source: 6]

On 26 August 1891, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 4, 5]

On 13 April 1896, he died. He was buried in the Wentz United Church of Christ Cemetery, in Worcester, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. [source: 7, 14]

On 2 May 1896, Ann Lizzie Anderson, his widow, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 4, 5]

In 1900, his widow, Ann Lizzie Anderson, was living in Skippack Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. SHe was living with her daughters Lizzie and Verna. [source: 11]

In 1910, his widow, Ann Lizzie Anderson, was living on Skippack Road, Skippack Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her sister Jane Bossart; her daughter Verna and Verna's husband Milton N Overdorf were living in the same house. She was a seamstress. [source: 12]

In 1920, his widow, Elizabeth Anderson, was living on Skippack Road, Skippack Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Her daughter Verna, Verna's husband Milton Overdorf, and his nephew Glen were living in the same house. She did tailoring. [source: 12]

On 26 October 1925, his widow, Ann Elizabeth Bossert Anderson, died. She was buried in the Wentz United Church of Christ Cemetery, in Worcester, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. [source: 7]

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) (JC Anderson)

2 list of men who owed money [?], page 2, number 16 (Anderson)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 23 June 2004 (JC Anderson)

4 pension index, by regiment (John C Anderson)

5 pension index, by name (John C Anderson)

6 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, East Perkiomen, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 21, microfilm series T9, film 1158, page 399 C = 11 handwritten (John Anderson)

7 Find-a-grave, memorial 54385918, created by Wilton Golson, added 2 July 2010, accessed 21 January 2012 [see the note on identification] (John Kramer Anderson)

8 Find-a-grave, memorial 54385999, created by Wilton Golson, added 2 July 2010, accessed 21 January 2012 (Ann Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bossert Anderson)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Perkiomen Township, microfilm series M593 film 1378, page 152 = 23 handwritten (John Anderson)

10 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Skippack Township, supervisor's district [illegible], enumeration district 251, microfilm series T623, film 1444, page 9 = 9 A handwritten (Ann Lizzie Anderson)

11 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Skippack Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 147, microfilm series T624, film 1379, page 64 = 5 A handwritten (Ann Lizzie Anderson)

12 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Skippack Township, syuprevisor's district 3, enumeration district 172, microfilm series T625, film 1605, pages 183 = 3 B handwritten to 184 = 4 A handwritten (Elizabeth Anderson)

13 'Schwenk, Stout, Moyer, Naugle, Goodhart, Latshaw & allied families of PA', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldCOnnect, contact Thera, last updated 27 August 2011, accessed 21 January 2012 (John K Anderson)

14 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 2 April 2012) (John K Anderson)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
FamilySearch index (John Anderson born PA 1838-1840, living in Montgomery County) (accessed 21 Feb 12)
1860 US census
FamilySearch index (John Anderson born PA 1838-1840, living in Montgomery County) (accessed 21 Feb 12)
he is not living with his parents, Jesse and Maria Anderson (see 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Upper Salford Township, page 1036 = 42 handwritten, house #296, family #357: Jesse (51), Maria (44), Solomon (21), William (17), Elizabeth (14), Jesse (11), Daniel (8), and Sarah Ann (5/12))
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (checked in Montgomery County only) (accessed 10 December 2010)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 21 Jan 12)
GenealogyBank
searched for John Anderson in Pennsylvania in April 1896; no relevant entries (accessed 21 January 2012)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 5 Apr 2012)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 5 Apr 2012)

Note on identification

The post-war entries I have found are pretty clearly of the same John Anderson. Whether they are the John C Anderson who served in the 91st is less clear. Here's the evidence:

Display


John Anderson in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

John C Anderson entry in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Perkiomen Township, microfilm series M593 film 1378, page 152 = 23 handwritten]
[identification is speculative; see the note on identification above]
line222324
Dwelling-house number[154]  
Family number190  
NameAnderson JohnAnn LizzieWilson
Age29231
SexMFM
ColorWWW
OccupationPlastererHousekeeping 
Real estate value   
Personal estate value   
Birthplacedo [sc. Penna]dodo
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
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, Montgomery County, East Perkiomen, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 21, microfilm series T9, film 1158, page 399 C = 11 handwritten]
[identification is speculative; see the note on identification above]
line8910111213
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #88     
family visit #102     
nameAnderson John- Annlizzie- Wilson- Linwood- John B- Annlizzie
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMMF
age403310842
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeSonSon"Daughter
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationPlastererKeeping house    
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  11  
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePa"""""
father's birthplacePa"""""
mother's birthplacePa"""""

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Skippack Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 251, microfilm series T623, film 1444, page 9 = 9 A handwritten]
[this was extremely light, and hard to read]
[identification is speculative; see the note on identification above]
line373839
street   
house number   
dwelling number177  
family number186  
nameAnderson Ann Lizzie- Lizzie- Verna [?]
relationshipHeadDaughterDaughter
colorWWW
sexFFF
birth dateJan 1847Jan 1878Mar 1882
age532218
married?WdSS
# years married   
mother of how many children?7  
# of children living5  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupation   
# months not employed   
# months in school   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseF  
# of farm schedule133  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Skippack Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 147, microfilm series T624, film 1379, page 64 = 5 A handwritten]
[identification is speculative; see the note on identification above]
line25262728
streetSkippack Road
house nr    
dwelling nr82   
family nr97 98 
nameAnderson Ann LizzieBossert JaneOverdorf Milton N- Verna
relationshipHeadSisterHeadWife
sexFFMF
colorWWWW
age63532828
marital statusWdSM1M1
#years present marriage  44
mother of # children7  0
mother of # living children5  0
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated    
naturalized/alien    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationSeamstressSeamstressCigar MakerSeamstress
nature of industry etc.TailoringTailoringCigar FctoryTailoring [?]
employer etc.OAOAWOA
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  No 
# weeks out of work 1909  4 
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09    
owned/rentedO R 
owned free or mortagagedF   
farm/houseH H 
nr on farm schedule    
civil war vet    
blind    
deaf & dumb    

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Skippack Township, syuprevisor's district 3, enumeration district 172, microfilm series T625, film 1605, pages 183 = 3 B handwritten to 184 = 4 A handwritten]
[identification is speculative; see the note on identification above]
line9910012
streetSkippack RoadSkippack Road
house numberF.M. X 
dwelling visit number71 71 
family visit number888989 
nameAnderson ElizabethOverdorf Milton N.- Verna M- Glen G.
relationshipHeadHeadWifeNephew
own/rentOR  
free/mortgaged (if owned)F   
sexFMFM
raceWWWW
age at last birthday73383719
marital statusWdMMS
year of immigration    
naturalized/alien    
year of naturalization    
attended school since Sept 1919   no
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language    
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language    
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language    
can speak Englishyesyesyesyes
occupationTailoringCigar MakerTailoringApprentice
industry, businessAt HomeFactoryFactoryMachine Factory
employment statusWWWW
number of farm schedule33   

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 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Andreson, John C
     J. C.
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 2 April 2012)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Montgomery County
NAME Anderson, John K. [sic] (#37)
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 3/2/65 to 7/10/65
ORGANIZATION(S) Company B. 91st Regt. Pa. Vol. Inf.
RANK Private
CEMETERY NAME Wentz Reformed Cemetery
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Worcester, Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY South of Walk- Old Sec.
HEADSTONE Marble
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Grave Registrar
DATE 1/2/35
REMARKS K.

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