He was born on 29 September 1836 (6, 10, 13; 5 (27 in 1864), 8 (44 in 1880), 11 (38 in 1870), 14 (13 in 1850)). He was born in Lincoln Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (5, 6, 10, 11, 13, 14). He was born to John C Mock and Annie A Allison (6).
In 1850, he was living with his parents in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (14).
In 1858, he married Sarah Ellen Blackburn, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania (6, 13). They had thirteen children (6, 8, 10, 13):
In 1860, he and his family were living in St Clair Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (15). He was a farm laborer, with $100 in personal property (15).
When he enlisted, he was a laborer (5).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (5).
He was drafted (1, 5). His service was credited to the sixteenth congressional district (5). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864 (1, 3, 5). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (5). He was a private in company I (1, 21).
In 1869, he moved to Illinois (13). While there, he joined a Primitive Methodist church (13).
In 1870, he was living in Neponset, Bureau County, Illinois (11). He was a farm laborer (11). He was living with his wife Sarah, and their children John, Nathan, Amanda, Martha, Ida, and Grant (11).
In 1880, he was living in Cornwall, Henry County, Illinois (8). He was a farmer (8). He was living with his wife Sarah, and children John, Nathan, Amanda, Martha, Ida, Grant, Isaac, Annie, Harriet, and Chas. (8).
In spring 1883, he moved to Silver Creek, Nebraska (13). In 1884, he moved to Clay County, Nebraska, where he lived for the rest of his life (13).
On 18 December 1882, he applied unsuccessfully from Nebraska for a pension (9, 20 [successfully?]).
In 1890, he was living in Fairfield, Lone Tree Township, Clay County, Nebraska (3). He had rheumatism, and piles (3).
He may have participated in the Omaha Schutzen Verein Decoration Day shoot in May 1890; if he did, he shot 62 (19). On 7 June 1891, he may have left to attend a national schuetzen verein tournament at St Louis (18).
In 1893, he was living in Fairfield, Nebraska (2).
In 1895, he was living in Nebraska, post office Clay Center (7).
In 1896, he signed a statement supporting William Jennings Bryan, rejecting the National Tribune's attacks on veterans who supported Bryan, and unsubscribing (17).
In 1900, he was living in Fairfield City, Clay County, Nebraska (10). He owned a farm (10). He was living with his wife, Sarah, and their children Grant, Charles, Albert, and Myrtle (10). Sarah had had thirteen children, all of whom were still alive (10).
On 12 Mar 1907, he again applied for a pension (20). (Perhaps this application was successful, but not the first (9, 20).)
He died suddenly, at his home, of heart failure, on Tuesday, 18 May 1909, in Fairfield, Clay County, Nebraska (12, 13, 20). He was survived by his wife and all thirteen of their children (13).
The obituary describes him as "a man of unquestioned integrity, frugal, with a natural retiring disposition" (13).
The funeral service, which was conducted by his pastor, was held Thursday afternoon 20 May 1909 (12, 13). Reverend G A Hobson preached the funeral sermon (13). He is buried in Fairfield Cemetery, Clay County, Nebraska (6, 12). The burial services at the grave were conducted by the GAR (13). His sons J W Mock (from Stockville, Nebraska), Bert Mock (from Lawrence), and Isaac Mock (from Boulder Colorado) attended the funeral (12).
On 27 June 1909 [?], his widow, Sarah E Mock, applied successfully from Nebraska for a pension (9, 20).
In 1910, his widow, Sarah E Mock, was living in Fairfield City (east ward), Fairfield Township, Clay County, Nebraska, with some of her children and grandchildren (16).
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 Mock)
2 1893 roster of Nebraska veterans, Pennsylvania enlistees, M-Z (searched 7 February 2005) (William Mock)
3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Nebraska, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 151, Clay County, Lone Tree Township, Clay County, page 2 (William M Mock)
4 company I, register of men discharged (William Mock)
5 company I, descriptive roll, #24 (William Mock)
6 Lloyd Adolphus and Annie (Carrel) Allison family file, on WorldConnect, on <rootsweb.com> [cited Ev'sfamilytree.FTW] (searched 12 April 2005) (William Mock)
7 "Roster of Soldiers, Sailors and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska June 1, 1895", published by J. A. Piper, Secretary of State and printed by Nebraska Newspaper Union, York, NE (1895), pages 445-456, at page 446. Transcribed by Alice Miller as "Pennsylvania Veterans Living in Nebraska in 1895; Surnames M through Z". Available at ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ne/state/military/roster/1895/1895pamz.txt (searched 6 May 2005). (William Mock)
8 1880 US census, Illinois, Henry County, Cornwall, supervisor's district 3 [or 8?], enumeration district 106, page 242 = 11 handwritten, lines 11-22] (William Mock)
9 pension index, by name (William Mock)
10 1900 US census, Nebraska, Clay County, Fairfield City, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 30, sheet 9A (William Mock)
11 1870 US census, Illinois, Bureau County, Neponset, page 9 handwritten = 411 stamped (image 9 of 39) (William Mock)
12 various death-related notes. Fairfield Independent, volume 7 number 33 (Friday 21 May 1909) page 1 columns 1 and 4, and page 8 column 2; and number 34 (28 May 1909) page 1 column 1 and page 5 column 5 (W M Mock)
13 obituary. Fairfield Independent volume 7 number 34 (Friday 28 May 1909), page 4 column 1 (Wm M Mock)
14 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, page 260 (William Mock)
15 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clair Township, page 468 stamped = 14 handwritten (Wm Mock)
16 1910 US census, Nebraska, Clay County, Fairfield Township, Fairfield City, east ward, sheet 5A, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 35 (Sarah E Mock)
17 'Veterans pledge their votes to Mr Bryan', Omaha [NE] World Herald 25 October 1896 page 10 (William Mock)
18 'Personal', Sunday World-Herald [Omaha NE], 7 June 1891, page 2 (William Mock)
19 'At the shoot ...', Omaha [NE] Sunday World-Herald, 1 June 1890, page 2 (William Mock)
20 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (William Mock)
21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Mock)
|Name||John Mock||Ann Mock||Andrew Mock||George Mock||William Mock||Aaron Mock||Kelly Mock||Rachele Mock||Lanna Mock||Mana Mock|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||farmer||farmer||do.|
|Real estate owned||600|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Pa]||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1||1||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Wm Mock||Sarah "||John Weilly||Amos Edwards|
|Value of real estate owned||5000|
|Value of personal estate||100|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Mock William||_ Sarah||_ John||_ Nathan||_ Amanda||_ Martin||_ Ida||_ Grant|
|Occupation||Farm laborer||Keeps house||at home||__||__||__||__||__|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1||1||1||1|
|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 #|
|family visit #||96|
|name||Mock William||_ Sarah||_ John||_ Nathan||_ Amanda||_ Martha||_ Ida||_ Grant||_ Isaac||_ Annie||_ Harriet||_ Chas|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Farmer||Keeping house||Works on farm||Works on farm||At School||At School||At School|
|school this year||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|name||Mock William||_ Sarah||_ Grant||_ Charles||_ Albert||_ Myrtle|
|birth date||Sep 1836||May 1840 [?]||Sep 1868||Nov 1878||Aug 1880||Apr 1889|
|# years married||42||42|
|mother of how many children?||13|
|# of children living||13|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed||4||3||5|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||F [?]|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Mock Sarah E.||_ Charles||_ Foster||_ Hazel||_ Clyde||_ Blanche|
|#years present marriage|
|mother of # children||13|
|mother of # living children||13|
|type of industry etc.||Incubator factory||Public Schools|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09||no||yes||yes|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|
Bert Mock came up from Lawrence Tuesday, called home by the sudden death of his father. [page 1, column 1]
Mr. J. W. Mock came down from Stockville, Neb., to attend the funeral of W. M. Mock here Thursday. [page 1, column 4]
Mr. W. M. Mock dropped over dead just after noon Tuesday from heart failure. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon and interment was made in the Fairfield cemetery. [page 1 column 4]
SCHOOL NOTES ... Owing to the death of Miss Mock's father, some changes have been made in the graduating program. The class day exercises which were to be held Wednesday evening were postponed until Thursday evening and the senior thhses [sic] will be read in the assembly room Friday afternoon, while the Commencement address and program will be given in the opera house Friday evening as was before announced. [page 8 column 2. Miss Mock is Hazel M Mock, a member of the high school senior class (which consisted of 9 girls and 5 boys)--see 28 May page 1 column 5]
Mr. Isaac Mock left Sunday night for Boulder, Colo., after attending the funeral of his father, Mr. W. M. Mock. [page 1, column 1]
Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank the many friends for their kindness and sympathy in the death of our beloved husband and father, also we thank the G.A.R., the M.B.A., the High School teachers, the Seniors the Sunday School class and the Epworth League for the beautiful flowers.
Mrs. W. M. Mock and children [page 4 column 1]
Mr. John Mock left Sunday for his home in Stockville, Neb., after attending the funeral services of his father, Mr. Wm. Mock. [page 5 column 5][Fairfield Independent volume 7, number 34 (Friday 28 May 1909), page 4, column 1]
Wm. M. Mock was born in Bedford county, Penn., Sept. 29, 1836.
In the year 1869 he moved to Illinois and in the spring of 1883 removed to Silver Creek, Neb. The following year, he came to Clay County where he resided until his death which occurred at his home in Fairfield, May 18, 1909.
He was a veteran of the Civil war belonging to Company I of the 91st Pennsylvania regiment.
Mr. Mock was married to Sarah E. Blackburn in 1858. Thirteen children were born to them, all of whom are living, his death at the age of seventy-two and a half years being the first in the family.
He united in church fellowship with the "Primitive Methodists" while residing in Illinois and with the M. E. church after taking up his residence here.
The funeral services were conducted by his pastor, the funeral sermon being preached by Rev. G. A. Hobson, meeting a request the deceased had made years ago.
The G.A.R. attended the services in a body and conducted the burial services at the grave.
Mr. Mock was a man of unquestioned integrity, frugal, with a natural retiring disposition. He bevueathed [sic] the rich legacy of a chracter of Christian virtue to his posterity. A good man has gone from our midst.['Personal', Sunday World-Herald [Omaha NE], 7 June 1891, page 2]
[...] William Mock, [...] leave for St. Louis today to attend the national schuetzen verein tournament.['At the shoot ...', Omaha [NE] Sunday World-Herald, 1 June 1890, page 2]
At the shoot of the Omaha Schutzen Verein Decoration day the following scores were made: [...] William Mock, 62; [...]