He was born in England (5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 18, 20). He was born in October 1844 (18; 5 (18 in 1861), 6 (18 in 1861), 7 (18 in 1861), 10 [24 in 1870], 11 [36 in 1880], 18 [55 in 1900], 19 [75 in 1920], 20 [65 in 1910]).
In 1853, he immigrated to the United States (18, 19). He became a naturalized citizen in 1869 (18, 19).
When he enlisted, he was a butch[er] (5, 6, 7).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and black hair (5, 6, 7).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 25 September 1861 (1, 2, 3, 5, 15). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Casner (5). He was mustered in as a private in company K, by Captain Dye (1 [private], 2 [musician], 5, 21 (pvt), 22 (pvt)). He was appointed musician on 8 October 1861 (4).
He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (13).
He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863 (1, 6, 7). He was enlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant Carpenter (6, 7). He was mustered in by Lieutenant Swan (6, 7).
On 14 August 1864, he returned to the regiment from hospital (8).
On 30 April 1865, he was still detailed as an orderly, at 5th Corps Headquarters (16).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 3, 15). He was then a dr[ummer] in company K (15, 21 (pvt), 22 (pvt)).
In 1870, he was living in the 20th ward (post office Germantown) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with Frederick Neiman and others (10). He was a journeyman house carpenter (10).
In 1870/71, he married Cornelia [unknown family name] (18). She was born in April 1847, in Pennsylvania (18). They apparently had four children (11, 18):
In 1880, he was living at 477 Handcock Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Cornelia, and four children (11). He was a carpenter (11).
On 9 April 1881, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (12, 15).
In 1890, he was living in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3). He had a right hip wound (3).
In 1900, he was living at 4523 Pulaski, ward 22, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18). He was living with his wife Cornelia, and children Edna and Edwind (18). He was a carpenter, and had not been unemployed in the previous year (18).
In 1906/07, he was married for the second time, to Ellen [unknown family name] (20).
On 16 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (15).
In 1910, he was living at 6017 McCallum Street, ward 22, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (20). He was living with his second wife, Ellen (20). He was a journeyman carpenter (20).
In 1920, he was living at 6017 McCallum Street, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (19). He was living with his wife Ellen (19). He was a house carpenter (19).
He died on 1 March 1929, at Swarthmore, [Delaware County,] Pennsylvania (15).
Contact Tad Leach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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) (Eli Leach)
2 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Eli Leach)
3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Germanmtown, enumeration district 462, page 1 (Eli Leach)
4 company K, list of non-commissioned officers (Eli Leach [?])
5 company K, descriptive roll (Eli Leech)
6 company K, third descriptive roll (Eli Leach)
7 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Eli Leach)
8 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 14 August 1864 (Private Leach)
9 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 4 September 1864 (Eli Leach)
10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 20th ward (post office: Germantown), microfilm series M593, film 1408, page 173 = 162 handwritten (Eli Leech)
11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 439, microfilm series T9, film 1181, page 260 C = [illegible] handwritten (Eli Leach)
12 pension index, by name (Eli Leach)
13 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Eli Leach)
14 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Eli Leach)
15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Eli Leach)
16 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Eli Leach)
17 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Eli Leach)
18 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, division fourteen, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 490, microfilm series T623, film 1464, page 10 = 10 A handwritten (Eli Leach)
19 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Germantown, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 597, microfilm series T625, film 1623, page 231 = 4 A handwritten (Eli Leach)
20 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 441, microfilm series T624, film 1396, page 237 = 3 A handwritten (Eli Leach)
21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Eli Leech)
22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Eli Leach)
|Name||Neiman Fredk||- Eliza||- Harriet L||Mallanatt [?] Saml||- Mary||Leech Eli|
|Occupation||House Carp Jour||Stocking weaver||House Carp Jour|
|Real estate value||1,500|
|Personal estate value||600|
|Father foreign born||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Mother foreign born||1||1||1||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|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|street name||Handcock Street|
|dwelling visit #||18|
|family visit #||21|
|name||Leach Eli||- Cornelia||- Mary Emma||- Edner [?]||- Edward M||- Mariah|
|month born if born in year||Aug|
|married during year|
|occupation||Carpenter||Keep house||At school||At school||At home|
|school this year|| ||1||1|
|name||Leach Eli||- Cornelia||- Edna||-Edwind [sic]|
|birth date||Oct 1844||April 1847||July 1874||July 1879|
|# years married||29||29|
|mother of how many children?||4|
|# of children living||4|
|# years in USA||47|
|# months not employed||0||0|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Leach [?] Eli||- Ellen|
|#years present marriage||3||3|
|mother of # children||1|
|mother of # living children||1|
|birthplace||England - Eng||Pennsylvania|
|father's birthplace||England - Eng||Pennsylvania|
|mother's birthplace||England - Eng||New Jersey|
|[the '5' in 1852 is unclear]|
|nature of industry etc.||Journeyman|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||61|
|family visit number||78|
|name||Leach Eli||- Ellen|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||F|
|age at last birthday||75||73|
|year of immigration||1853||1853 [?]|
|year of naturalization||1869||1869|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language||English||English|
|mother's native language||Irish||English|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes|
|number of farm schedule|