He was born in 1827/28 (5 (33 in 1861), 8 [42 in 1870], 9 [50 in 1880], 11 [68 at death in 1897]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 8, 9, 11).
When he enlisted, he was a machinist (5).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a light [?] complexion, gray eyes, and light hair (5).
He was enlisted on 15 October 1861, for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Pierce (5, 10). He was mustered into service as a sergeant on 15 October 1861 (1, 4). He was a sergeant, in company F (1, 12).
He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (7).
He was not accounted for when the regiment mustered out (1).
He also served in company G of the 192nd Pennsylvania Infantry (6, 10).
On 28 June 1864, he applied successfully for a pension (6, 10).
In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was a steam fitter, and owned $200 in personal property (8). He was living with Mary Hess, and with Anne and John W Clark (8).
In 1880, he was living at 811 Hellellam [?] Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his sisters Mary and Margaret, and two boarders (9). He was a steamfitter, and had been unemployed for 3 months in the previous year (9).
He attended the 1884 meeting of the 91st's Survivors' Association (2).
He died of apoplexy on 31 March 1897, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was then a steamfitter, and lived at (or was buried from) 1018 Latona Street (11). He was married (11). He was buried on 4 April 1897, at Philadelphia Cemetery (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)
2 'The ninety-first' [account of the 1884 Survivors' association meeting]. Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail, 20 December 1884, page 6 column 2.
3 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 8 September 1863
4 company F, list of non-commissioned officers (Samuel H Hess)
5 company F, descriptive roll, #4 (Samuel H Hess)
6 pension index, by name (Samuel H Hess)
7 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Samuel H Hess)
8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (post office 1502 S 8th St), microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 608 = 70 handwritten (Samuel H Hess)
9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T9, film 1166, page 264 = 25 A handwritten (Samuel H Hess)
10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Samuel H Hess)
11 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 31 March 1897, #21128 (Samuel H Hess)
12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Samuel H Hess)
|Name||Hess Samuel H||- Mary||Clark Anne||- John W|
|Occupation||Steam Fitter||Keeping House|
|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 ...|
|street name||Hellellam [??] Street|
|dwelling visit #||225|
|family visit #||232|
|name||Hess Samuel H||- Mary L [?]||- Margaret A||Kelly [?] John G [?]||- George D|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Steamfitter||Tailoress||House Keeper||Salesman||Apprentice to machinist|
|school this year|
|father's birthplace||Penna||Penna||Penna||New York||New York|
|mother's birthplace||Penna||Penna||Penna||New York||New York|