He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 6, 8). He was born in 1838/39 (4 (22 in 1861), 6 [35 at death in 1874], 8 [31 in 1870]).
When he enlisted, he was a cle[rk] (4).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (4).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 8 October 1861 (1, 2, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Casner (4). He was mustered in as first sergeant in company K by Lieutenant Pierce (4, 14).
In 1900 and 1910, Ellen Casner had had 2 children, one of whom was alive (10, 11).
Probably in fall 1869, William Casner was living at 30 Washington Avenue (13). He was a paperhanger (13).
In 1870, he was living in ward 2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with Ellen (presumably his wife), and with William and Ellie (presumably their children) (8). He was a paper hanger (8).
Probably in fall 1870, William Casner was living at 30 Washington Avenue (13). He was a paperhanger (13).
Probably in fall 1871, William Casner was living at 1404 Ellsworth Street (13). He was a clerk, at the Navy Yard (13).
On 27 September 1871, he applied successfully for a pension (5, 7).
Probably in fall 1872, William Casner was living at 1404 Ellsworth Street (13). He was a clerk, at the Navy Yard (13). John F Casner was also living there (13).
Probably in fall 1873, William Casner was living at 1404 Ellsworth Street (13). He was a shoemaker, at 505 Market (13). John F Casner was also living there (13).
He died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 15 October 1874, of phthisis pulmonalis (6). He was then a merchant (6). He was married (6). He died at, or was buried from, 1404 Ellsworth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6). On 18 October 1874, he was buried at Mt Moriah Cemetery (6).
Probably from fall 1874 to fall 1877, John Casner was living at 1404 Ellsworth Street (13). Ellen is not listed in the city directory (13).
Probably in fall 1878, Ellen Casner was living at 1404 Ellsworth (13). John F Casner was also living there (13).
Probably in fall 1879, Ellen Casner was living at 509 Washington Avenue (13). Her son William was also living there (13). He was a salesman at 606 Chestnut Street (13).
In 1880, his widow, Ellen Casner, was living at 509 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). She was living with her children William and Alice, and her niece Mary Gill (9).
On 21 March 1884, his widow, Ellen Casner, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (5, 7).
In 1900, his widow, Ella Casner, was living at 1404 South Eighth Street, ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). She had three boarders living with her (10).
In 1910, his widow, Ellen Casner, was living at 1401 Moore Street, ward 26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). She was a lodger (11).
In 1920, his widow, Ellen Casner, was living at 1728 Green [?] Street, ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). She was a lodger (12).
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) (Wm G Casner)
2 company K, list of non-commissioned officers (Wm G [?] Casner)
3 company K, register of men discharged, #8 (William G [?] Casner)
4 company K, descriptive roll (William G Casner)
5 pension index, by name (William G Casner)
6 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 October 1874 (William G Casner)
7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (William G Casner)
8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, district 6, post office 510 Washington Ave, microfilm series M593, film 1388, page 163 = 13 handwritten (Wm Casner)
9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 41, microfilm series T9, film 1167, page 158 B = 26 handwritten (Ellen Casner)
10 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 9, microfilm series T623, film 1451, page 107 A = 6 handwritten (Ella Casner)
11 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 589, microfilm series T624, film 1401, page 76 B = 1 handwritten (Ellen Casner)
12 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 291, microfilm series T625, film 1621, page 58 B = 2 handwritten (Ellen Casner)
13 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1870-1880
14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William G Casner)
|Name||Casner Wm||- Ellen||- Wm||- Ellie|
|Occupation||Paper Hanger||keep house||at School||at School|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value|
|Father foreign born||1||1|| |
|Mother foreign born||1||1||1|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|Name||Casner Wm||" Wm Jr||" Alice||" Ellen|
|[the remaining columns are all blank]|
|street name||Washington Avenue (North Side)|
|dwelling visit #||243|
|family visit #||270|
|name||Casner Ellen||- William||- Alice||Gill Mary|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Keeping house||Clerk in store||At School||At School|
|school this year||1||1|
|street||South Eight Street|
|name||Casner Ella||Pyne Benjamen [sic]||Glason [?] Benjamen [sic]||Rowe Ira|
|birth date||Feb 1842||Mar 1827||Dec 1850||June 1871|
|# years married|
|mother of how many children?||2|
|# of children living||1|
|# years in USA|| ||28|
|naturalized citizen?||Pa [?]|
|occupation||Wood turner||Soap maker||Teamster|
|# months not employed|| ||10||0||0|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||M|
|# of farm schedule|
|#years present marriage|
|mother of # children||2|
|mother of # living children||1|
|birthplace||Ireland - English|
|father's birthplace||Ireland - English|
|mother's birthplace||Ireland - English|
|nature of industry etc.|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?|
|# weeks out of work 1909|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|
|street||Green [??] Street|
|dwelling visit number|||
|family visit number|||
|free/mortgaged (if owned)|
|age at last birthday||77|
|year of immigration||1857 [??]|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language||Irish|
|mother's native language||Irish|
|can speak English||Yes [?]|
|number of farm schedule|