He was born in February 1824 (17, 24, 36; 16 [58 in 1883], 27 (38 in 1861), 31 [41 probably at reenlistment], 22 [55 in 1880], 35 [45 in 1880], 38 [26 in 1850], 39 [35 in 1860]). He was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (22, 27, 31, 35, 36, 38 [Philadelphia], 39).
In 1849 or 1850, he married Mary [unknown family name] (36).
In 1850, he was living in Montgomery Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (38). He was living with John and Mary Everhart (presumably his parents) (38). He was a laborer (38).
In 1860, he was living in ward 19, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (39). He was living with his wife Mary and children Hannah, Sarah, and Emma (39). He was a laborer (39).
When he enlisted, he was a laborer (27, 31). He was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when he was enrolled (27).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and brown hair (27 [dark complexion, grey eyes, dark hair], 31 [dark complexion, brown eyes, brown hair]).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 25 October 1861, (1, 27) or 21 October 1861 (31). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Keyser (27, 31). He was mustered in as a private, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (27). He was a private, in company B (1, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45).
He was transferred to company C (1, 7), and mustered into company C on 4 December 1861.
He was captured at Snickers Gap, Virginia, on 7 November 1862. He was confined at Libby Prison, Richmond, Va. on 1 December 1862. He was paroled at City Point, Virginia on 12 December 1862, exchanged, and returned to duty on 22 February 1863 (18).
On 6 October 1863, he returned from hospital (25).
He was sent to a general hospital on 4 November 1863 (26).
He was discharged to enable him to reenlist as a veteran volunteer on 29 March 1864 at Rappahannock Station, Virginia. He re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer at Warrenton Junction on 26 March 1864 and was paid a bounty of $60.00 (1, 27).
He was promoted to sergeant on 1 April 1864 (1, 6, 30).
On 30 October 1864, he received a commission as Lieutenant from the Governor of Pennsylvania (7). On 31 October 1864, Sellers asked that he be discharged to enable him to accept that commission (7). (It was probably dated 10 October 1864 (28).) He was promoted to first lieutenant on 3 November 1864, at Warrenton, Virginia (1, 2, 27, 30, 31, 34). On 5 November 1864, John Graham was ordered to turn over all public property in company C to him and to receive a receipt for it (4).
On 3 December 1864, he wrote George W Ford, attorney for the widow of Edward Shinkle (C), saying that he knew Shinkle fell to the rear before the Battle of Gettysburg, and that the 'general impression' was that he had been captured, and that Shinkle had been dropped from the rolls, which did not indicate whether he was killed in action or taken prisoner (40).
On 26 February 1865, Joseph Gilbert was assigned to command of company C and ordered to receipt to Everhart for all ordnance, ordnance stores, and other property (10). On 28 February 1865, he was assigned to command company H (11).
On 20 March 1865, he was assigned to command company C, in addition to his current command (12).
He was mustered out of service with his company, on 10 July 1865, at "Camp in the field Virginia" (1, 2, 32 [10 Oct 65]). He was first lieutenant of company H (41, 42, 43, 44, 45).
In 1870, he was living in Montgomery Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (35). He was living with his wife Mary, and four children (presumably theirs)--Hannah, Sallie, Emma, and Bertha (35). He was a farm laborer, and owned $200 in personal property (35).
In 1880, he was living in Norriton Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (22). He was living with his wife Mary and daughter Bertha (22). He was a farm laborer (22).
On 7 May 1883, he mustered into the Grand Army of the Republic, Zook Post, Post 11, Norristown, Pennsylvania (16). He was 58 years old then (16).
In 1890, he was living in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (32).
He applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension on 21 July 1890 [?] (15, 33, 37 [21 Jul 1890]).
In 1900, he was living in Norristown Borough, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (36). He was living with his wife Mary (36).
His widow, Mary Everhart, applied (apparently unsuccessfully) from Pennsylvania for a widow's pension (15, 33, 37).
Contact Lawrence Van Sullen at [email protected].
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)
4 special order 103, headquarters, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, 5 November 1864
5 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 3 Sept 1863
6 special order 31, HQ 91st PA, 1 April 1864
7 letter, Sellers to Tayman, 31 October 1864
8 special order 111, HQ 91st PA, 25 November 1864
9 special order 2, HQ 91st PA, 4 January 1865
10 special order 10, HQ 91st PA, 26 February 1865
11 special order 11, HQ 91st PA, 28 February 1865
12 special order 18, HQ 91st PA, 20 March 1865
13 special order 19, HQ 91st PA, 22 March 1865
14 special order 33, HQ 91st PA, 8 June 1865
15 Pension index, by name (Joseph Everhart)
16 membership list, GAR, Post 11 (Zook Post), Norristown Pennsylvania (thanks to Amy Waltz for the information!) (has 7 May 1899 as his death date) (Joseph Everhart)
17 Norris City Cemetery, Norristown, records, on http://www.thefinalwalt.com (thanks to Amy Waltz!) (Joseph Everhart)
18 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 22 February 1683
19 undated officers' furlough list, in regimental letter, order, guard, and furlough book (two entries) (Joseph Everhart)
20 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 15 March 1863 (not named; inferred)
21 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 25 March 1863 (Corpl Joseph Everhart)
22 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norriton Township, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 19, microfilm series T9, film 1158, page 372 A = 29 handwritten (Joseph Everhart)
23 [undated and untitled chart with officers' names] (two references: Joseph Everhart, and Lt Everhart)
24 picture of Everhart's tombstone (Thanks to Lawrence Van Sullen!) (Joseph Everhart)
25 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 6 October 1863 (Corpl Everhart)
26 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 4 November 1863 (Corp Everhardt)
27 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 27 June 2004 (Joseph Everhart)
28 company C List of commissioned officers (Joseph Everhart)
29 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 1, corporals (Joseph Everhart)
30 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 2, sergeants (Joseph Everhart)
31 company C, descriptive roll, entry 91 (Joseph Everhart)
32 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 228, page  (Joseph Everhart)
33 pension index, by regiment (Joseph Everhart)
34 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 5 November 1864 (Sergt Everhart)
35 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Montgomery Township, microfilm series M593, film 1377, page 612 = 21 handwritten (Joseph Everhart)
36 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Norristown Borough 2nd district, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 247, microfilm series T623, film 1444, page 243 B = 9 handwritten (Joseph Everhart)
37 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Joseph Everhart)
38 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Montgomery Township, microfilm series M432, film 800, page 91 = 182 handwritten (Joseph Everhart)
39 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, ward 19, microfilm series M653, film 1170, page 862 = 392 handwritten (Joseph Everhart)
40 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate number WC 111,870, Barbara Beveridge widow of Edward Shinkel (Joseph Everhart)
41 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Everhardt)
42 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Everharts)
43 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Everheart)
44 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Evarhart)
45 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Everhart)
|Name||John Everhart||Mary Everhart||Joseph Everhart|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Miner [?]||Laborer|
|Real estate owned|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Pennsylvania]||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Joseph Everhart||Mary "||Hannah "||Sarah "||Emma "|
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Phil]||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Everhart Joseph||- Mary||- Hannah||- Sallie L||- Emma M||- Bertha|
|Occupation||Farm Laborer||Keeping House||Seamstress||Att. School|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||200|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1|
|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 #||227|
|family visit #||254|
|name||Everhart Joseph||- Mary||- Bertha|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Farm laborer||Keeping House||At Home|
|school this year||1|
|name||Everhart Joseph||- Mary|
|birth date||Feb1824||Aug 1829|
|# years married||50||50|
|mother of how many children?||0 [sic]|
|# of children living||0 [sic]|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|