91st PA: Lewis F Denslow

Lewis F Denslow

Before the war

He was born on 8 May 1838 (10, 11; 3 (25 in 1863), 4 (25 in 1863), 7 [12 in 1850], 8 [22 in 1860], 11 [62 in 1900], 12 [70 in 1910], 13 [82 in 1920], 15 [33 in 1870]). He was born in Wayne County, Pennsylvania (3, 11, 12, 13, 15). He was born to Amos and Susan Denslow (7, 14).

In 1850, he was living in Clinton Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania (7). He had attended school in the previous year (7).

In 1860, he was living in Clinton Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, probably with his parents (8, 14). He was a saywer (8, 14 [lawyer]).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a brown complexion, gray eyes, and black hair (3).

During the war

He also served in company H of the 77th Pennsylvania Infantry, and in company D of the 77th Pennsylvania (2).

He was drafted (1, 4, 5). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 1 August 1863 in company D of the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry, at Frankford, Pennsylvania (1, 3, 4 [7 Aug], 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Frankford, Pennsylvania, by Captain Yardley (?) (3). He served in company H of the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry (5).

On 2 June 1865, he was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry to the 91st Pennsylvania, by special order 138, headquarters, Army of the Potomac (1 June 1865) (3). He was a private in company A of the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 16).

He was discharged on 1 July 1865 by general order (1, 2 [has 2 Jul], 3, 4 [special order, war dept], 9 [for disability]). He was a private, in company A (16).

After the war

In 1867/68, he married Adelie [unknown family name] (11, 12). In 1900 and 1910, she had had four children, three of whom were alive (11, 12).

In 1870, he was living in Flagg Township, Ogle County, Illinois (15). He was a farmer, with $500 in personal property (15). He was living with Adelia Denslow (presumably his wife), and Martin Denslow (10 months old, presumably their son) (15).

He applied successfully from Illinois for a pension on 3 January 1878 (2, 6).

In 1900, he was living in Cedar Township, Cherokee County, Iowa (11). He was living with his wife Adelia and children Albert and Jennie (11). He was a landlord (11).

In 1910, he was living in Larrabee, Cedar Township, Cherokee County, Iowa (12). He was living with his wife Adelia and daughter Jennie (12). He was not working (12).

On 9 August 1915, his wife, Adelia A Denslow, died (10). She was buried in Cedar Cemetery, Larrabee, Cherokee County, Iowa (10).

In 1920, he was living in Excelsior Township, Dickinson County, Iowa (13). He was living with his daughter Jennie and her family (13). He was not working (13).

He died on 26 February 1920 at Larrabee, Cherokee County, Iowa (2, 10). He was buried in Cedar Cemetery, Larrabee, Cherokee County, Iowa (10).

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) (Lewis F Denslow)

2 pension index, by regiment (Lewis F Denslow)

3 company A descriptive roll, entry 184 (Lewis F [?] Denslow)

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (Lewis F Denslow)

5 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'One hundred and eighteenth regiment', volume 3, page 1337. (In the roster) (Lewis F Denslow)

6 pension index, by name (Lewis F Denslow)

7 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Clinton Township, page 198 stamped, line 22 (L J [sic] Denslow)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Clinton Township, page 150 handwritten = 166 stamped (Lewis F Denslow)

9 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 2 July 1865 (Privt Denslow)

10 Find a grave, memorial 9498129, created by Alberta Daniels Withrow, added 21 Sep 2004, accessed 26 Feb 11 [photo of tombstone reads: "L. F. DENSLOW MAY 8, 1838 FEB. 26, 1920 ADELIA A. DENSLOW JUNE 10, 1847 AUG. 9, 1915 DENSLOW"] [identification is confirmed by reference 2 above] (LF Denslow)

11 1900 US census, Iowa, Cherokee County, Cedar Township, microfilm series T623, film 423, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 15, page 26 = 3 B handwritten (Lewis F Denslow)

12 1910 US census, Iowa, Cherokee County, Cedar Township, Larrabee Town, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 15, microfilm series T624, film 396, page 29 = 7 B handwritten (Lewis Denslow)

13 1920 US census, Iowa, Dickinson County, Excelsior Township, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 53, microfilm series T625, film 486, page 293 = 7 B handwritten ( )

14 'My family', a gedcom, available at RootsWeb WorldConnect, updated 12 October 2010, contact Sue, accessed 26 February 2011 (Lewis F Denslow)

15 1870 US census, Illinois, Ogle County, Flagg Township, page 50 handwritten = 256 stamped (Lewis F Denslow)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Lewis F Denslow)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedule
Ancestry index (accessed 10 Oct 05)
most entries from states alphabetically prior to Kentucky are lost
1880 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 26 February 2011)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 13 February 2011

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Lewis F Denslow in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Clinton Township, page 198 stamped]
line20212223242526
Dwellings visited19      
Families visited19      
NameAmos DenslowSusanL J [sic]M LDavid AJoseph OJoseph Porton
Age383012979/1257
SexMFMMMMM
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsSawyer      
Real estate owned      1500
BirthplaceMassConnPenn"""Conn
Married within year       
Attended school within year  111  
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Clinton Township, page 150 handwritten = 166 stamped]
line24252627282930
Dwelling number1112      
Family number1136      
NameAmos DenslowSusan C. DenslowLewis F. DenslowMartha L. DenslowDavid A. DenslowOrson Q. [?] DenslowEllen L. Denslow
Age49392219171010/12
Sexmfmfmmf
Color       
OccupationFarmer Sawyer    
Value of real estate owned3,000      
Value of personal estate800      
Place of birthMassConnPennaDoDoDoDo
Married within year       
Attended school within year   1   
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Illinois, Ogle County, Flagg Township, page 50 handwritten = 256 stamped]
line678
Dwelling-house number387  
Family number363  
NameDenslow Lewis F.- Adelia- Martin
Age332210/12
SexMFF
ColorWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping house 
Real estate value   
Personal estate value500  
Birthplacedo [sc. Pa]doIlls
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
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  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1900 census

[1900 US census, Iowa, Cherokee County, Cedar Township, microfilm series T623, film 423, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 15, page 26 = 3 B handwritten]
line61626364
street    
house number    
dwelling number56   
family number56   
nameDenslow Lewis F- Adelia- Albert- Jennie S [?]
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughter
colorWWWW
sexMFMF
birth dateMay 1838Jun 1847Sept 1872Jan [?] 1874
age62522726
married?MMSS
# years married3232  
mother of how many children? 4  
# of children living 3  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIllinoisIllinois
father's birthplaceMassachusettsNew JerseyPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceConnecticutNew JerseyPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationLandlord FarmerSchool Teacher
# months not employed  04
# months in school    
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO R 
free or mortgagedM [?]   
farm/houseH F 
# of farm schedule  24 

1910 census

[1910 US census, Iowa, Cherokee County, Cedar Township, Larrabee Town, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 15, microfilm series T624, film 396, page 29 = 7 B handwritten]
line9899100
streetJordan Street
house nr   
dwelling nr141  
family nr141  
nameDenslow Lewis- Adelia A [?]- Jennie S
relationshipheadwifedaughter
sexMFF
colorWWW
age706236
marital statusM1M1S
#years present marriage4242 
mother of # children 4 
mother of # living children 3 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIllinois
father's birthplaceMassachusettsMassachusettsPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceConnecticutNew JerseyPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationNoneNoneteaching
nature of industry etc.  school
employer etc.  W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  No
# weeks out of work 1909  0
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedM  
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vet   
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[1920 US census, Iowa, Dickinson County, Excelsior Township, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 53, microfilm series T625, film 486, page 293 = 7 B handwritten]
line91929394
street    
house numberFM   
dwelling visit number33   
family visit number33   
nameRobinson E. R.- Jennie- HowardDenslow Lewis
relationshipHeadWifeSonFather in Law
own/rentR   
free/mortgaged (if owned)    
sexMFMM
raceWWWW
age at last birthday37 [??]44682
marital statusMMSWd
year of immigration    
naturalized/alien    
year of naturalization    
attended school since Sept 1919  yes 
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
birth placeIowaIllinoisIowaPennsylvania
native language    
father's birthplaceWisconsinPennsylvaniaIowaMassachusetts
father's native language    
mother's birthplaceIllinoisPennsylvaniaIllinoisPennsylvania
mother's native language    
can speak EnglishYesYes Yes
occupationFarmerNoneNoneNone
industry, businessGeneral Farm   
employment statusOA   
number of farm schedule31   

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 28 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Denslow Lewis F
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118 Pa Inf

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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