He was born in February 1831 (9; 4 (39 in 1865), 6 [29 in 1860], 7 [40 in 1870], 8 [49 in 1880], 9 [69 in 1900], 10 [79 in 1910]). According to regimental records, he was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania; according to all the census entries I have found, he was born in Germany (4, 6 [Nassau Germany], 7 [Prussia], 8 [Germany], 9 [Germany], 10 [Germany]).
He immigrated to the Unitd States in 1852 (9, 10). He was a naturalized citizen by 1900 (9, 10).
In 1860, he was living in Hamiltonban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office Fairfield) (6). He was a farmer, and owned $5,500 in real estate and $800 in personal property (6). He was living with his wife Catharine, and (presumed) children Margaret, Elizabeth, and Joanna; several other people were living (and perhaps working) with them) (6).
When he was enlisted, he was a farmer (4).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (4).
He was drafted (1, 4). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 February 1865 (1, 2, 4). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster (4). His enlistment was credited to the sixteenth congressional district (4). He was a private in company A (1, 12, 13).
He seems to have been reported as deserting, on 6 July 1865 (11).
He was absent without leave when the regiment mustered out (4).
In 1870, he was living in Westminster District, Carroll County, Maryland (7). He was a lime burner, and owned $6000 in real estate and $700 in personal property (7). He was living with his wife Catharine, and (presumed) children Margaret, Lizzie, Francis, Mary, Ella, Josephine, and Laura (7).
In 1880, he was living in Carroll County, Maryland (8). He was a lumber dealer (8). He was living with his wife Catharine and children Maggie, Johanna, Mary, Ella, Josephine, Hilda, and George (8).
He applied successfully for a pension from Maryland on 6 March 1888 (2, 5). He also applied on 7 March 1907 (2).
In 1900, he was living in Carroll County, Maryland (9). He was a farmer (9). He was living with his wife Catharine and daughter Hilda (9).
In 1910, he was living in Carroll County, Maryland (10). He was a farmer (10). He was living with his daughters Margaret, Laura [?], and Joseph, along with Josephine's husband (10).
He died on 21 September 1918, at Westminster, Maryland (2).
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) (George C Cross)
2 pension index, by regiment (George C Crass [sic])
3 enlisted men's furloughs (George C Crass)
4 company A descriptive roll, entry 166 (George C Crass)
5 pension index, by name (George C Cross [?])
6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Hamiltonban Township, post office Fairfield, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 266 = 20 [?] handwritten (George C Crass)
7 1870 US census, Maryland, Carroll County, Westminster District, microfilm series M593, film 582, page 527 = 63 handwritten (George C Crass)
8 1880 US census, Maryland, Carroll County, 2nd precinct 7th district, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 57, microfilm series T9, film 506, page 464 = 25A handwritten (Geo C Cress)
9 1900 US census, Maryland, Carroll County, 7th election district, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 131, microfilm series T623, film 620, page 226 = 16A handwritten (George C Crass)
10 1910 US census, Maryland, Carroll County, precinct 4 district 7, supervisor's district [illegible], enumeration district 86, microfilm series T624, film 563, page 69 (George C Crass)
11 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 6 July 1865 (Crass)
12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George C Crass)
13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George C Cress)
|Name||George C Crass||Catharine "||Margaret "||Elizabeth "||Joanna "||Catharine "||Mathias "||Henry Leilich|
|Occupation||Farmer||Domestic||Farm hand||" "|
|Value of real estate owned||5,500|
|Value of personal estate||800|
|Place of birth||Nassau Germ.||Bavaria "||Penna.||"||"||Nassau Ger.||Baden Ger.||Darmstadt "|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Crass George C||- Catharine||- Margaret||- Lizzie||- Francis||- Mary||- Ella||- Josephine||- Laura||Berger John|
|Occupation||Lime Burner||Keeping House||Stone Quarrier|
|Real estate value||6,000|
|Personal estate value||700|
|Father foreign born||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Mother foreign born||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1||1||1||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #|
|family visit #||1|
|name||Cress Geo C||- Catharine||- Maggie E||- Johanna||- Mary C||- Ella M||- Josephine||- Hilda||- George A|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Lumber Dealer||Keeping House||At Home||At Home||At Home||At Home||At Home|
|school this year|| ||1||1||1||1|
|name||Crass, George C||- Catharine C||- Hilda|
|birth date||Feb 1831||Nov 1831||June 1871|
|# years married||47||47|
|mother of how many children?||9|
|# of children living||8|
|# years in USA||48||66|
|# months not employed||0|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule||145|
|name||Crass George C||- Margaret E||Onedorff [??] J [?] Laura [?]||Hull Edgar G||- Josephine [?]|
|#years present marriage||16||16|
|mother of # children||1|
|mother of # living children||0|
|father's birthplace||Ger German||Ger German||Ger German||Maryland||Ger German|
|mother's birthplace||Ger German||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Maryland||Pennsylvania|
|nature of industry etc.||General Farm||Public School||House Farmer|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule||114|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|