91st PA: Daniel N Boose

Daniel N Boose

Before the war

He was born on 17 September 1816, in Dover, York County, Pennsylvania, to [unknown personal name] Boose and [unknown personal name] Neiman. [sources: date: 14 (17 Sep 16); 3 (10 Sep 16), 6 (41 [sic] in 1865), 11 (53 in 1870), 12 (61 in 1880). place: 3, 6, 11, 12, 14. parents 14 (surnames only)]

In 1846, he married Elizabeth [unknown surname]. She was born in 1815/16, in Pennsylvania. They apparently had at least these children:

[sources: 3, 5, 11, 12, 16 (64 in 1880)]

When he enlisted, he was a carpenter. [sources: 3, 6]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 foot 9 inches tall, had brown hair, and grey eyes. [sources: 3, 6 (5'10", dark complexion, grey eyes, dark hair)]

During the war

He served in company E of the 87th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (from York County, Pennsylvania). He was mustered into service on 13 September 1861. He was promoted to corporal on 27 June 1864. He was captured at Carter's Woods, and returned to the regiment on 5 October 1863. He was discharged on 13 October 1864, because his term had expired. [sources: 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 16, 19]

He understated his age by 14 years when he enlisted. [source: 3]

He was a substitute. He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 91st Pennsylvania infantry on 24 March 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster. His service was credited to the sixteenth congressional district. He was a private in company D. [sources: 1, 6, 7, 20]

He reported for duty on 24 March 1865. [source: 6]

He was mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company. He was then a corporal. in company D. [sources: 1, 7, 20 (pvt)]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Mechanicsburg Borough, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Eliza, and children Daniel, Sally, Charles, and Bertie. He was a carpenter, and owned $1,800 in real estate and $1,000 in personal property. [source: 11]

On 2 February 1880, his wife, Elizabeth, died. She was buried in Trindle Springs Lutheran Cemetery, Silver Spring, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 3, 5, 16]

In 1880, he was living in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his son Charles and daughter-in-law Mary. [source: 12]

In 1885/86, he apparently married Maria E [unknown surname]. She was born in November 1833, in Pennsylvania. [source: 17]

In 1890, he was living in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania (post office East Harrisburg). He had rheumatism. [source: 7]

On 20 August 1890, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 8, 9]

In 1892, he was living in Penbrook, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. [source: 3]

In 1900, he was apparently living in Penbrook, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. If so, he was living with his wife Maria E. [source: 17]

Perhaps his (apparent) wife Maria is the Maria Boose who had died by September 1902, when the sale of her real estate was approved. [source: 18]

He again applied for a pension on 25 [?] February 1907. [source: 9]

On 24 December 1907, he died in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He died of senility. On 27 December 1907, he was buried in Trindle Springs Lutheran Cemetery, Spring Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was a member of Colonel H I Zinn Post number 415 of the Grand Army of the Republic. [sources: 2, 3, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 19]

Researcher

Dennis Brandt is researching Daniel Boose; contact him at tbng@suscom.net.

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 Dennis Brandt. "Boose of the 87th PA Inf". message on Cumberland message board, on Ancestry, 7 March 2000. (Searched 2 July 2001.)

3 e-mail message, Dennis Brandt, 7 July 2001.

4 Bates (see #1), p.48 (87th PA Infantry) (Daniel N Boose)

5 e-mail, Dennis Brandt, 26 October 2003

6 company D, [second] descriptive roll, entry 71 (Daniel Boose)

7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Susquehanna Township, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 70, page 5 [sic] (Daniel Boose)

8 pension index, by name (Daniel Boose)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Daniel Boose)

10 e-mail, Kathy L Rhodes, January 2007 (Daniel N Boose)

11 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Mechanicsburg Borough, microfilm series M593, film 1333, page 447 = 55 handwritten (Daniel Booze [sic])

12 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Mechanicsburg, microfilm series T9, film 1121, page 96 (Daniel Boose)

13 Pennsylvania death indices, 1907 (accessed 20 September 2012) ["Boose, Daniel; 118164; Mechanicsburg; Dec. 24."]

14 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, 24 December 1907, file number 118,164 (Daniel Boose)

15 'Mechanicsburg', Patriot [Harrisburg, PA], Saturday 28 December 1907, page 2 (Daniel Boose)

16 Find a grave, memorial 44281876, created by pat callahan, added 13 November 2009, accessed 10 March 2013 (includes photograph of the headstone) (Daniel Boose)

17 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Penbrook, microfilm series T623, film 1403, page 268 = 2 B handwritten (FamilySearch) (Daniel Boose)

18 'Judge Weiss holds court', Patriot [Harrisburg PA], Friday 5 September 1902, page 2 (Maria Boose)

19 Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1929-1990 (Daniel Boose)

20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Daniel Boose)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 10 March 2013)
1860 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 10 March 2013)
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 10 March 2013)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 10 March 2013)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 10 March 2013)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 10 March 2013)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 10 March 2013

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1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Mechanicsburg Borough, microfilm series M593, film 1333, page 447 = 55 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since his occupation matches the occupation at enlistment of the Daniel Boose who served in the 91st]
line151617181920
Dwelling-house number513     
Family number513     
NameBooze, Daniel- Eliza- Daniel- Sallie- Charles- Bertie
Age53502221128/12
SexMFMFMF
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationCarpenterKeeping houseCigar Box Maker   
Real estate value1,800     
Personal estate value1000     
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
Birth month if born within year     Sep
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 1   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Mechanicsburg, microfilm series T9, film 1121, page 96]
[identification is likely, since his occupation matches the occupation at enlistment of the Daniel Boose who served in the 91st]
line101112
street name   
house number   
dwelling visit #100  
family visit #109  
nameBoose, Charles H.- Mary A.Daniel N.
colorWWW
sexMFM
age212061
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeFather
single   
married   
widowed/divorced  1
married during year11 
occupationWords on [illegible]Keeping House[illegible]
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Susquehanna Township, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 70, page 5 [sic]]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 5 [sic]
[house] 335
[family] 360
[name] Daniel Boose
[rank] Corporal
[company] D
[unit] 91 Pa Vet
[enlistment date] March 24 1865
[discharge date] July 10 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 3 months, [blank] days
[post office address] East Harrisburg Pa
[disability incurred] Reumatism [sic]
[remarks] Re Enlisted Veteran [sic]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Penbrook, microfilm series T623, film 1403, page 268 = 2 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is speculative, based only on his name and age; I have no other evidence that he remarried]
[note that the Charles and Mary Boose with whom my Daniel Boose was living in 1880 are also living in Penbrook (see FamilySearch)]
[another Daniel Boose is buried in Trindle Springs Lutheran Cemetery, but he died on 11 December 1887, and was married to Catharine, who died in 1913 (Find a grave memorial 60293110, accessed 10 March 2013)]
[a Daniel Boose, 60, is living in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in 1880 (microfilm series T9, film 1123, page 142 B handwritten, FamilySearch)]
line7980
street  
house number  
dwelling number41 
family number41 
nameBoose Daniel- Maria E
relationshipHeadWife
colorWW
sexMF
birth dateSep 1820Nov 1833
age7966
married?MM
# years married1414
mother of how many children? 1
# of children living 0
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/rentedO 
free or mortgagedM 
farm/houseH 
# of farm schedule  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 8 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Boose, Daniel
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, 24 December 1907, file number 118,164, Daniel Boose]
[obtained 7 March 2013, ordered 20 September 2012, from Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Vital Records]

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.
File No. 118164
Registered No. 141

PLACE OF DEATH
County of Cumberland [?]
Borough of Mechanicsburg
Registration District No. 440
Primary Registration District No. 1221

FULL NAME Daniel Boose

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
SEX Male
COLOR White
DATE OF BIRTH Sept 17 1816
AGE 91 years, 3 months, 7 days
Widowed
BIRTHPLACE York Co. Pa
NAME OF FATHER Boose
BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER not known
MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Neiman
BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER York Co Pa
OCCUPATION [blank]
THE ABOVE STATED PERSONAL PARTICULARS ARE TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF
(Informant) Daniel Hershey
(Address) Mechanicsburg Pa
Filed 12-26 1907
M E Anderson Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
DATE OF DEATH 12 24 1907
I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from 12-14 1907 to 12-24 1907, that I last saw him alive on 12-24 1907, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 5:30 P.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Senility (Duration) [blank]
Contributory [blank]
SPECIAL INFORMATION only for Hospitals, Institutions, Transients, or Recent Residents. [blank]
PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Trindle Springs Cemetery
DATE OF BURIAL Dec 27 1907
UNDERTAKER M. A. Dick ADDRESS Mechanicsburg

death notice

['Mechanicsburg', Patriot [Harrisburg, PA], Saturday 28 December 1907, page 2]
[transcribed 10 March 2013, from GenealogyBank]

MECHANICSBURG
From The Patriot Correspondent

Mechanicsburg, Dec. 27.--[...].--Daniel Boose, aged ninety-two years, passed away, after a brief illness of the infirmities of old age. He was a veteran of the late Civil War and a member of Colonel H. I. Zinn Post 415. Funeral services were held this afternoon from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Daniel Hershey, North Market street, at 1.30 o'clock. Interment was made in the Trindle Spring graveyard.

Pennsylvania veterans burial cards

[Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1929-1990]
[transcribed from Ancestry, 10 March 2013]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Cumberland County
NAME Boose, Daniel
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 9/13/61 to 10/13/64
ORGANIZATION(S) Company E, 87th Regt. Pa.Vol.Inf.
RANK Corporal
CEMETERY OR PLACE OF INTERMENT
NAME Trindle Springs Cemetery
LOCATION Silver Springs Twp., Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION A-3 GRAVE No. #8
HEADSTONE Sandstone FAMILY
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Cowan & Howe
DATE 2/18/35
REMARKS K.

estate sale, Maria Boose

['Judge Weiss holds court', Patriot [Harrisburg PA], Friday 5 September 1902, page 2]
[I do not know whether this is the Maria E Boose wife of Daniel Boose in the 1900 census]

JUDGE WEISS HOLDS COURT

[...] Upon the petition of Attorney Milton M. Lemer, the sale of the real estate of Maria Boose, deceased, by the administrator of her estate, J. B. Booser, was confirmed by the court.


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