He was born in January 1845 (5, 6, 19; 7 (35 in 1880), 11 (18 in 1864), 17 [25 in 1870], 18 [35 in 1880], 19 [55 in 1900], 20 [65 in 1910], 21 [74 in 1920]). He was born in Wurtemburg, Germany (as were his parents) (7, 11, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21).
He immigrated to the United States in 1859 (19, 20, 21).
When he enlisted, he was a blacksmith, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/4 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (11).
He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 25 January 1864 (1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (10, 12). He was mustered by Captain Smith (10, 12). He was a private, in company B (1, 22, 23).
He was discharged on 7 June 1865 by general order, on surgeon's certificate of disability, at Washington DC (1, 9, 11, 13 [2 Jun 65], 15 [1 Jun 65], 16 [for disability]). He was a corporal, in company B (22, 23).
He became a naturalized US citizen in 1865 (21; see also 17, 19, 20).
In 1865/67, he married Henrietta [unknown family name] (19, 20). In 1900 and 1910, she reported having had one child, who was alive (19, 20).
He settled in Millville, New Jersey, and started a cigar factory (4). He was a member of Union Post #55 (which later became Thomas A Sharp Post #2) of the Grand Army of the Republic, in Millville, New Jersey (3, 8).
In 1870, he was living in the 3rd ward of Millville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (17). He was living with his wife Henrietta, son Charles, and with Charles Brown (17). He was a tobacconist and owned $500 in real estate in $500 in personal property (17).
In 1880, he was living in ward 3, Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey (7, 18). He was a cigar manufacturer (7, 18). He was living with his wife, Henrietta and his son Charles (7, 18).
On 11 March 1881, and again on 23 March 1907, he successfully applied from New Jersey for a pension (14, 15).
In 1890, he was living in Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey (13). He reported one disability: "ruptured" (13).
In 1900, he was living on Broad Street, 3rd ward, Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey (19). He was living with his wife Henrietta (19). He was a cigar manufacturer (19).
In 1910, he was living at 22 E Broad Street, 3rd ward, Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey (20). He was living with his wife Henrietta (20). He was a cigar maker (20).
In 1920, he was living at 22 Broad Street, 3rd ward, Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey (21). He was living with his wife Henrietta (21). He was a retail merchant of cigars (21).
He died on 19 July 1921, in Millville, New Jersey (4, 6, 15).
On 12 August 1921, his widow, Henrietta F Kurtz, successfully applied for a pension (14, 15).
Mark Olson is researching him. Contact him 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)
2 special order 25, HQ 91st PA, 27 April 1865 (Herman Kurtz)
3 membership list, Grand Army of the Republic, Thomas A Sharp Post #2, Millville, New Jersey
4 e-mail, Mark Olson
5 picture of Kurtz (Thanks to Mark Olson for the copy!)
6 tombstone of Herman Kurtz (Thanks to Mark Olson for the picture!)
7 1880 US census extract, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Millville, 3rd ward, page 466c (thanks to Dennis Clowney for the information!) (Herman Kurtz)
8 display about Herman Kurtz (from Mark Olson--thanks for the picture!)
9 company B, register of men discharged (Herman Kurtz)
10 company B, [second] descriptive book, entry 18 (Herman Kurtz)
11 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 1 Jun 2004 (Herman Kurtz; rolls have 'Hiram')
12 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 40 (Hermann Kurtz)
13 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Millville, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 42, page 4 (Herman Kurtz)
14 pension index, by name (Herman Kurtz)
15 pension index, by regiment (Herman Kurtz)
16 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 14 June 1865 (Privt Kurtz)
17 1870 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Millville, 3rd ward, microfilm series M593, film 859, page 524 = 25 handwritten (Herman Kurtz)
18 1880 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Millville, ward 3, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 88, microfilm series T9, film 776, page 466 = 15 C handwritten (Herman Kurtz)
19 1900 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Millville City, ward 3, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 141, microfilm series T623, film 961, page 167 = 6 A handwritten (Herman Kurtz)
20 1910 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Millville, ward 3, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 124, microfilm series T624, film 875, page 163 = 4 A handwritten (Herman Kurtz)
21 1920 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Millville City, ward 3, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 162, microfilm series T625, film 1026, page 188 = 9 A handwritten (Herman Kurtz)
22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Hiram Kurtz)
23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Herman Kurtz)
|Name||Kurtz Herman||- Henrietta||- Charles||Brown Charles|
|Real estate value||500|
|Personal estate value||500|
|Father foreign born||1||1||1|
|Mother foreign born||1||1||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 #||142|
|family visit #||153|
|name||Kurtz Herman||- Henrietta||- Charles H|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Cigar Manufacturer||Keeping house||At school|
|school this year||1|
|name||Kurtz Herman||- Henrietta|
|birth date||Jan 1845||Mar 1845|
|# years married||34||34|
|mother of how many children?||1|
|# of children living||1|
|# years in USA||41||46|
|# months not employed|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule|
|street||E Broad St|
|name||Kurtz Herman||- Henrietta|
|#years present marriage||43||43|
|mother of # children||1|
|mother of # living children||1|
|nature of industry etc.||Own Acct|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||180|
|family visit number||206|
|name||Kurtz Herman||- Henrietta F|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||F|
|age at last birthday||74||73|
|year of immigration||1859||1853|
|year of naturalization||1865||1865|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language||German||German|
|mother's native language||German||German|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes|
|number of farm schedule|