91st PA--John P Chester

John P Chester

Before the war

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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (3).

During the war

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).

He was wounded on 8 May 1864 at Laurel Hill, Virginia (1, 6).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 2 [4 Jul]). He was a private, in company H (10).

After the war

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).

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 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)

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 328, microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 57 C = 7 handwritten]
line2223
street nameMarlborough Street
house number1410 
dwelling visit #62 
family visit #64 
nameChester John- Elizabeth
colorWW
sexMF
age4230
month born if born in year  
relationship Wife
single  
married[blank][blank]
widowed/divorced  
married during year  
occupationWorks in Coal YardWorks in Hosiery Mill
months unemployed  
currently ill?  
blind  
deaf/dumb  
idiotic  
insane  
disabled  
school this year  
can't read  
can't write  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[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]
[line] 9
[house] 59
[family] 61
[name] Elizabeth Chester widow John Chester
[rank] Priv
[company] F [?]
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] Sep 15th 1864
[discharge date] July 4 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 9 months, 25 days
[post office address] 1209 Crease St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1890

[could not find her; searched transcription on <www.ancestry.com>, February 2005]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 20 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Chester, John P.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8 April 1882, John P Chester]
[source: www.familysearch.org]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, John P. Chester
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 38 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, April 8th 1882
7. Cause of Death, Typhoid Fever
Addinell Hewson Sr [?] M.D.
Residence, 1421 Locust St.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Laborer
9. Place of Birth, Philadelphia
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, Ward 18th 82
12. Street and Number No 1410 Marlborough St
13. Date of Burial, April 13th
14. Place of Burial, Mount Moriah Cemetery
Ellis Ewell Undertaker.
Residence, 100 [?] South [?] Front St

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