He was born in January 1840 (10; 2 (20 in 1861), 4, 8 [28 in 1870], 9 [39 in 1880], 10 [60 in 1900], 11 [70 in 1910]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 8, 9, 10, 11).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-3/4 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair (4). He had a scar on the knuckle of the first finger of his left hand (4).
He also served in company C of the 20th Pennsylvania Cavalry (7, 12). He also served in company G of the 1st Pennsylvania Provisional Cavalry (6, 7, 12).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 9 October 1861 (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 12). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Keyser (2, 4, 5). He was mustered in as a private, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2). He was a private in company B (1, 12, 13 [co. C]).
He was transferred to company C (1, 2).
In 1870, he was living in Milam County, Texas (8). He was living with his (presumed) wife Amanda and children Emelene and Ellen (8). The head of household was H Spruce (?), and another person with the family name Hook was living with them (8). Joseph was a blacksmith (8).
In 1877 or 1878, he married Lydia [unknown family name] (10, 11 [28 years in 1910, which doesn't fit well with the 1880 census]). This was the second marriage for both of them (11). In 1900 and 1910, she had had 8 children, 6 of whom were alive (10, 11).
In 1880, he was living in Rockdale, Milam County, Texas (9). He was living with his second wife Lydia, and his children Ella, Emeline, Louise, Josephine, Thomas, and Milton (9). He was a blacksmith (9).
On 4 January 1893, he applied successfully from Texas for a pension (6, 7, 12).
In 1900, he was living in Milam County, Texas (10). He was living with his wife Lydia, and children Milton, Joseph, Livingston, George, Carlisle, Charles, and Frederick (10). He was a blacksmith (10).
He applied again for a pension on 14 May 1907 (6, 12).
In 1910, he was living on Cameron Road, in Milam County, Texas (11). He was living with his wife Lydia, and children Milton and Fred (11). He was a blacksmith, and had been out of work 25 weeks in 1909 (11).
He died on 11 December 1915, at Rookdale, Texas (6, 12).
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) (Joseph Hoock)
2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 28 June 2004 (Joseph Hoock; rolls have 'Houck')
3 company C, register of men discharged, number 4 (Joseph Hoock)
4 company C, descriptive roll, entry 86 (Joseph Hoock)
5 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 35 (Joseph Hoock)
6 pension index, by regiment (Joseph Hook)
7 pension index, by name (Joseph Hook)
8 1870 US census, Texas, Milam County (post office Cameron [?]), microfilm series M593, film 1598, page 260 = 100 [?] handwritten (Joseph Hook)
9 1880 US census, Texas, Milam County, Rockdale, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 140, microfilm series T9, film 1319, page 281 A = 23 handwritten (Joseph Hook)
10 1900 US census, Texas, [illegible county], supervisor's district 269, enumeration district 76, microfilm series T623, film 1659, page 11 A = 11 handwritten (Joe Hook)
11 1910 US census, Texas, Milam County, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 61, microfilm series T624, film 1578, page 12 A = 2 handwritten (Joseph Hook)
12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Joseph Hook)
13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Hoock)
|Name||Spruce [?] H||Hook Joseph||- Amanda||- Emelene||- Ellen||- Lloyd|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value|
|Father foreign born||1|
|Mother foreign born||1|
|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 #||179|
|family visit #||183|
|name||Hook Joseph||- Lydia||- Ella||- Emeline||- Louise||- Josephine||- Thomas J||- Milton|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||BlackSmith||Keeping House||At School||At School|
|school this year||1||1|
|[Lydia has a crossed-out '1']|
|father's birthplace||Baden||Mass [?]||Pa||Phila||Pa||Pa||Pa||Pa|
|mother's birthplace||Baden||[illegible]||Tex||Texas||Texas||Tex||Tex||La [?]|
|name||Hook Joe||- Lydia||- Milton D||- Joseph E||- Livingston||- George W||- Carlisle R||- Charles H||- Frederick L|
|birth date||Jan 1840||Oct 1850||Aug 1879||Mar 1882||Aug 1883||Mar 1886||Oct 1887||June 1889||Aug 1891|
|# years married||22||22|
|mother of how many children?||8|
|# of children living||7|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Blacksmith||Farm Laborer||Blacksmith||Farm Laborer||Farm Laborer||Farm Laborer||Farm Laborer|
|# months not employed||0||0||0|
|# months in school||4||4||4||4|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule||177|
|name||Hook Joseph||- Lydia||- Milton||- Fred L|
|#years present marriage||28||28|
|mother of # children||8|
|mother of # living children||6|
|father's birthplace||Germany Ger||Louisiana||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania|
|mother's birthplace||Germany Ger||Louisiana||Texas||Texas|
|occupation||Black Smith||None||Farmer||Day Laborer|
|nature of industry etc.||Blacksmith Shop||General Farm||On Farm|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||Yes||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||25||8|
|school since 1 Sep 09||No|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule||16|
|civil war vet||UA [?]|
|deaf & dumb|