91st PA: William Kirshner (or Kushner?)

William Kirshner (or Kushner?)

Before the war

He was born in October 1846, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 10; 3 (18 in 1864), 8 (55 in 1904), 9 (55 in 1904), 10 (53 in 1900), 11 (33 in 1880). place: 3, 9, 10, 11]

When he enlisted, he was a laborer. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 8 February 1864. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Shipley. He was mustered in by Lieutenant Hildebrand, as a private, in company D. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 15, 17, 18]

He was wounded on 5 May 1864 at Wilderness, Virginia. [sources: 1, 6]

On 3 July 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 July 1865. [sources: 1, 2]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company. He was a corporal, in company D. [sources: 1, 4 (4 Jul 65), 15, 17, 18]

After the war

In 1868/69, he married Mary [unknown family name]. In 1900, she had had 3 children, 2 of whom were alive. [sources: 8, 10]

In 1870, he was living in ward 26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary. [source: 12]

On 5 June 1879, he successfully applied for a pension. [sources: 7, 16]

In 1880, he was living at 2313 74th Street, ward 30, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary and children Maggie and Willie. He was a policeman. [source: 11]

In 1890, he was living at 2013 Evergreen Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a laborer. [sources: 4, 5]

In 1900, he was living at 1704 Mifflin Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary, son William, daughter Margaret, and Margaret's husband William McCall and daughter Ruth. He was a machinist helper. [source: 10]

On 16 February 1904, he died, at 1704 [?] Mifflin Street, 26th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died by suicide by hanging while suffering from melancholy. He was a soap manufacturer. He was living at 1704 Mifflin Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The funeral was held from his late residence, 1704 Mifflin Street. On 20 February 1904, he was buried, at Mount Moriah Cemetery. Post 5 GAR and the Tabor Beneficial Society were invited to the funeral. [sources: 8, 9]

On 23 February 1904, his widow Mary Kirshner successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 7, 16]

In 1910, his widow, Mary Kirshner, was living at 5144 Catharine Street, ward 46, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son William and his wife Blanche. [source: 13]

In 1920, his widow, Mary Kirshner, was living at 5144 Catharine Street, ward 46, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son William and a lodger. [source: 14]

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) (William Kushner [sic])

2 special order 39, HQ 91st PA, 3 July 1865 (William Kushner, or perhaps Kreshner or Krishner??)

3 company D, second descriptive roll, entry 42 (William Kushner)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [808], page [2] (image 2563 on Ancestry) (William Kirshner)

5 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (William Kirshner)

6 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Wm Krishner [sic])

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (William Kirshner)

8 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer 19 February 1904 page 7 (William Kirshner)

9 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 February 1904 (William Kirshner)

10 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 645, microfilm series T623, film 1468, page 83 = 3 A handwritten (Wm Kirshner)

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 30, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 658, microfilm series T9, film 1189, page 224 = 24 C handwritten (William Cushner [sic])

12 1870 US census, 2nd enumeration, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, district 86, microfilm series M593, film 1441, page 181 recto = 33 handwritten (William Cushner)

13 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 46, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1186, microfilm series T624, film 1413, page 124 = 6 B handwritten (Mary Kirshner)

14 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 46, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1739, microfilm series T625, film 1642, page 222 = 9 A handwritten (Mary Kirshner)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Krishnar [sic])

16 pension index, by name (William Kirshner)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Krishner [sic])

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Kushner)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 5 September 2010
Find a Grave
accessed 5 September 2010
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 5 Sep 10)

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William Kirshner in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, 2nd enumeration, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, district 86, microfilm series M593, film 1441, page 181 recto = 33 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other people in this household, headed by Joseph Brady]
[This is the only remotely plausible entry I've found in the 1870 census]
line1920
Dwelling-house number[1732] 
Family number  
NameCushner William- Mary
Age2619
SexMF
Color  
Occupation  
Real estate value  
Personal estate value  
Birthplace  
Father foreign born  
Mother foreign born  
Birth month if born within year  
Marriage month if married within year  
Attended school past year  
Can't read  
Can't write  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...  

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 30, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 658, microfilm series T9, film 1189, page 224 = 24 C handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by his spouse and children; compare the 1900 census entry below]
line3456
street nameSeventy Fourth street
house number2313   
dwelling visit #217   
family visit #230   
nameCushner William- Mary- Maggie- Willie
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
age332785
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeDaughterSon
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationPolicemanKeeping houseAt School 
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year  1 
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaIrelandPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaIrelandPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [808], page [2] (image 2563 on Ancestry)]
[line] 23
[house] 143
[family] 164
[name] William Kirshner
[rank] 2013 Evergreen St Phila.
[company] D
[unit] 91 P V
[enlistment date] Feb 8 1864
[discharge date] July 4 1864
[length of service] 1 years, 6 months, 0 days
[post office address] 2032 Evergreen St Phila
[line 21 has '2013 Evergreen St Phila']
[disability incurred] None
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, March 2005]
William Kirshner, laborer, h 2013 Evergreen

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 645, microfilm series T623, film 1468, page 83 = 3 A handwritten]
[identification is confirmed by his address, which is the same as the address in his death notice and death certificate]
line353637383940
streetMifflin St
house number1704     
dwelling number54     
family number54     
nameKirshner Wm- Mary- Wm JrMcCall Jos- Margaret- Ruth
relationshipHeadWifeSonSon-in LawWifeDaughter
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMFF
birth dateOct 1846Sept 1853 [sic]May 1875Apr 1867Dec 1873Mar 1896
age5356 [sic]2533264
married?MMSMMS
# years married3131 55 
mother of how many children? 3  1 
# of children living 2  1 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGermanyIrelandPennsylvaniaIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaIrelandPennsylvaniaIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year      
# years in USA      
naturalized citizen?      
occupationMachinist Helper GentlemanClerk  
# months not employed0 00  
# months in school      
can readyesyesyesyesyes 
can writeyesyesyesyesyes 
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes 
owned/rentedR     
free or mortgaged      
farm/houseH     
# of farm schedule      

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 46, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1186, microfilm series T624, film 1413, page 124 = 6 B handwritten]
line919293
streetCatharine Street
house nr5144  
dwelling nr189  
family nr160  
nameKirshner William H- Blanche- Mary
relationshipheadwifemother
sexMFF
colorWWW
age332356
marital statusM1M1Wd
#years present marriage00 
mother of # children 03
mother of # living children 02
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationcommercial travellernonenone
nature of industry etc.[illegible]  
employer etc.W  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?no  
# weeks out of work 19090  
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedR  
owned free or mortagaged   
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vet   
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 46, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1739, microfilm series T625, film 1642, page 222 = 9 A handwritten]
line343536
streetCatharine Street
house number5144  
dwelling visit number210  
family visit number223  
nameKirshner Wm H- MaryKeoghan George
relationshipheadmotherlodger
own/rentUn  
free/mortgaged (if owned)   
sexmfm
racewww
age at last birthday446640
marital statusWdWdWd
year of immigration   
naturalized/alien   
year of naturalization   
attended school since Sept 1919   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
birth placePennaPennaPenna
native language   
father's birthplacePennaIrelandUS
father's native language English 
mother's birthplacePennaIrelandUS
mother's native language English 
can speak Englishyesyesyes
occupationSalesmannoneArtist
industry, businessTobacco Co  
employment statusW OA
number of farm schedule   

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 16 August 2014, from Fold3]


Krishnar William
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Cpl
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Krishner William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 16 August 2014]

Krishner William
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Cpl
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 17 August 2014]

Kushner William
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Cpl
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Krishner William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

[death notice]

[Philadelphia Inquirer 19 February 1904 page 7]

KIRSHNER--Suddenly on February 16 1904 WILLIAM KIRSHNER, husband of Mary Kirshner, aged 55 years. The relatives and friends of the family, also members of Post No 5 GAR, Ninety first Penna Regiment and the Tabor Beneficial Society are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, at 2 o'clock, from his late residence 1704 Mifflin st. Interment at Mount Moriah Cemetery. Friends can view remains Friday evening.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 February 1904, William Kirshner]
[the Coroner's Certificate was very light]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
CORONER'S CERTIFICATE
1. Name of Deceased, William Kirshner
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age 55 [?] yrs
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Feb 16 1904
7. Place of Death, [illegible] Mifflin St
8. Cause of Death, Suicide by hanging while suffering from melancholy
[illegible name]
Undertaker's Certificate in Relation to Deceased.
9. Occupation Soap Manufacturer
10. Place of Birth, Philadelphia
11. Birthplace of father, Philadelphia
12. Birthplace of mother, "
13. Residence, 1704 Mifflin St.
14. Ward, 26th
15. Buried from (Street and Number), 1704 Mifflin St.
16. Date of Burial, Febr 20th 1904
17. Place of Burial, Mt Moriah Cem
Saml R Hostler [?] Undertaker
Residence, 1728 Federal St

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