He was born in February 1841 (9; 4 (21 in 1863), 5 (21 in 1863), 7 [29 in 1870], 8 [39 in 1880], 9 [59 in 1900]). He was born in Butler [County], Pennsylvania (4, 5, 7, 8, 9).
When he enlisted, he was a farmer (4, 5).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-3/4 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (4, 5).
He was drafted (1, 4, 5). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 16 July 1863 in the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry (1, 4, 5, 6). He served in company M (11, 14). He enlisted for three years (4, 5). His service was credited to the 23rd congressional district (4, 5).
He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st PA (1). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (2). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (3). He was then absent, as a private (3). He was a private in company K (1, 14, 15).
He was wounded in action. He was transferred to the Veterans' Reserve Corps (1). He was a private in company K (15, which doesn't mention the VRC). He served in company I of the 7th Veterans' Reserve Corps (11). He was discharged on 22 July 1865 by general order (1, 6 [25 Jul]).
In 1867/68, he married Elizabeth [unknown family name] (9). In 1900, she had had nine children, eight of whom were alive (9).
On 7 January 1869, he applied successfully for a pension (10, 11).
In 1870, he was living in Allegheny Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Elizabeth (7). He was a laborer, and owned $340 in personal property (7).
In 1880, he was living in Donegal Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Elizabeth, and his children Della, James, Laura, Catharine, and Jennie (8). He was a teamster (8).
In 1890, he was living in Allegheny Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania (6).
In 1900, he was living in Allegheny Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Elizabeth, and his children James, Jennie, William, John, and Beulah (9). He was a farmer (9).
On 3 March 1903, his widow, Elizabeth Durnell, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (10, 11).
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) (JK Dernell)
2 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Jonathan Durrell)
3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Jonathan Durrell)
4 company K, third descriptive roll (Jonathan K Dernell)
5 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Jonathan K Durnell)
6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Allegheny Township, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 2, page 1 (Jonathan Durnell)
7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Allegheny Township, microfilm series M593, film 1315, page 22 = 16 handwritten (Jonathan Durnel)
8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Donegal Township, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 39, microfilm series T9, film 1109, page 192 B = 42 handwritten (Jonathan Durnell)
9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Butler County, Allegheny Township, supervisor's district 19, enumeration district 52, microfilm series T623, film 1386, page 34 B = 7 handwritten (Jonathan Durnell)
10 pension index, by name (Jonathan Durnell)
11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Jonathan Durnell [sic])
12 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Jonathan R Durnell)
13 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Jonathan K Dernell)
14 Page 182. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (Jonathan K Dernell)
15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jonathan K Durnell)
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||340|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|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 ...|
|dwelling visit #||397|
|family visit #||397|
|name||Durnell Jonathan||- Elizabeth||- Della M||- James A||- Laura B||- Catharine||- Jennie|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|school this year||1||1|
|name||Durnell Jonathan||- Elisabeth||- James A||- Jennie A||- William E||- John R||- Beaula [sic] M|
|birth date||Feb 1841||May 1850||Aug 1872||Apr 1879||Sept 1885||Apr 1888||May 1891|
|# years married||32||32|
|mother of how many children?||9|
|# of children living||8|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Farmer||Laborer (Tool [?] dresser [?])||At school||At school||At school|
|# months not employed||0||4|
|# months in school||7||7||7|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule||76|