91st PA: Samuel H Hess

Samuel H Hess

Before the war

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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a light [?] complexion, gray eyes, and light hair (5).

During the war

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 was reduced to the ranks on 4 September 1862 (4, 5).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (7).

On 8 September 1863, Sinex reported that he was in Philadelphia and able to rejoin the regiment, and requested his return (3).

He was transferred to the Veterans' reserve corps on 13 March 1864 (5). He was a private in company F when he was transferred (12). He was in the 16th regiment (12).

He was not accounted for when the regiment mustered out (1).

He also served in company G of the 192nd Pennsylvania Infantry (6, 10).

After the war

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).

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)

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)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 12 June 2005)

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Samuel H Hess in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (post office 1502 S 8th St), microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 608 = 70 handwritten]
line13141516
Dwelling-house number504   
Family number541   
NameHess Samuel H- MaryClark Anne- John W
Age422586
SexMFFM
ColorWWWW
OccupationSteam FitterKeeping House  
Real estate value    
Personal estate value200   
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born    
Mother foreign born    
Birth month if born within year    
Marriage month if married within year    
Attended school past year  1 
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 ...    

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T9, film 1166, page 264 = 25 A handwritten]
line2627282930
street nameHellellam [??] Street    
house number811    
dwelling visit #225    
family visit #232    
nameHess Samuel H- Mary L [?]- Margaret AKelly [?] John G [?]- George D
colorWWWWW
sexMFFMM
age5048442114
month born if born in year     
relationship Sister-Boarder-
single11111
married     
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationSteamfitterTailoressHouse KeeperSalesmanApprentice to machinist
months unemployed3    
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year     
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaNew YorkNew York
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaNew YorkNew York

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 1 Jun 2014, from Fold3]


Hess Samuel H.
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt. | Pvt
See also VR.C. -
16 Regt

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 31 March 1897, #21128, Samuel H Hess]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed 18 November 2008)]

RETURN OF A DEATH IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
21128
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Samuel H. Hess
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 68 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, March 31 /97
7. Cause of Death, Apoplexy
W. B. Jones M.D.
Residence. N.A.C. [?] 8th + Reece Sts
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Steam Fitter
9. Place of Birth, Philada
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 26th
12. Street and Number, 1018 Latona St.
13. Date of Burial, April 4th 1897
14. Place of Burial, Philadelphia Cem.
D H Bown & Son Undertaker
Residence, 813 S. 2nd St.

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