He was born in 1844/45 (3 (19 in 1864), 7 [38 at death in 1882], 9 [42 in 1880]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 7, 9).
When he enlisted, he was a barma[n] (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (3).
He enlisted on 5 February 1864 (3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Hildeburn (3). He was mustered into service on 6 February 1864 (1, 2 [15 Sep]). He was a private in company H (1, 10).
In 1880, he was living at 1410 Marlborough Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Elizabeth (9). He worked in a coal yard (9).
He died on 8 April 1882, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of typhoid fever (7). He was then a laborer, and was married (7). He died at or was buried from 1410 Marlborough Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was buried on 13 April 1882 at Mount Moriah Cemetery (7).
He was buried (probably reburied) in the Philadelphia National Cemetery, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5).
In 1890, his widow, Elizabeth Chester, was living at 1209 Crease Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2).
On 1 August 1890, his widow, Elizabeth Chester, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 8).
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 P Chester)
2 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 340, page 1 (image 706 on <www.ancestry.com>), line 9 (John Chester)
3 company H, descriptive list, #112 (John P Chester)
4 pension index, by name (John Chester)
5 Interment.net: Cemetery transcription library: Philadelphia National Cemetery (searched 29 December 2005) (John Chester)
6 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (John P Chester)
7 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8 April 1882 (John P Chester)
8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (John B Chester)
9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 328, microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 57 C = 7 handwritten (John Chester)
10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John P Chester)
|street name||Marlborough Street|
|dwelling visit #||62|
|family visit #||64|
|name||Chester John||- Elizabeth|
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|occupation||Works in Coal Yard||Works in Hosiery Mill|
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