He was born in January 1844 (9; 3 (20 in 1864), 4 (20 in 1864), 8 (25 in 1870), 9 (56 in 1900), 10 (66 in 1910), 11 (75 in 1920)). He was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania (3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11).
When he enlisted, he was a farmer (3, 4).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (3, 4).
He was drafted (1, 3, 4). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864 (1, 3, 4, 5, 7). He enlisted for one year at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (3, 4). His enlistment was credited to the 16th congressional district (3, 4). He was a private in company B (1, 13).
On 2 August 1865, he successfully applied for a pension (5, 6).
In 1865 or 1866, he married Mary A [unknown family name] (9). In 1900, she had had seven children, five of whom were alive (9).
In 1870, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Mary, his daughter Clara, and another person (8). He was a farm laborer, and owned $250 in personal property (8).
In 1890, he was living in Elmore, Ottawa County, Ohio (7). He reported one disability: he had been wounded in his right leg below his knee (7).
In 1900, he was living in Elmore Village, Harris Township, Ottawa County, Ohio (9). He was living with his wife Mary and son Edward (9). He was a day laborer, and had been out of work for 5 months in the previous year (9).
He again applied for a pension on 7 March 1907 (5).
In 1910, he was living in Harris Township, Ottawa County, Ohio (10). He was living with his daughter Clara and her family (10). He was a widower (10). He was living on his own income (10).
In 1920, he was living on Clinton Street, in Elmore Village, Harris Township, Ottawa County, Ohio (11). He was living with his daughter Clara and her family (11). He was not working (11).
He died on 12 August 1921, at Elmore, Ohio (5).
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) (Samuel Oster)
2 company B, register of men discharged (Samuel Oster)
3 company B, [second] descriptive roll, entry 70 (Samuel Oster)
4 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 30 (Samuel Oster)
5 pension index, by regiment (Samuel C Oster)
6 pension index, by name (Samuel C Oster)
7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Ohio, Ottawa County, Elmore + Harris Twp, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 289, page 1 (Saml C Oster)
8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 708 = 40 handwritten (Samuel Oster)
9 1900 US census, Ohio, Ottawa County, Harris Township, Elmore [?] Village, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 131, microfilm series T623, film 1312, page 164 A = 10 handwritten (Samuel Oster)
10 1910 US census, Ohio, Ottawa County, Harris Township, supervisor's district [illegible], enumeration district 173, microfilm series T624, film 1220, page 247 B = 3 [?] handwritten (Samuel Oster)
11 1920 US census, Ohio, Ottawa County, Harris Township, Elmore Village, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 187, microfilm series T625, film 1424, page 250 B = 3 handwritten (Samuel Oster)
12 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 20 May 1865 (Privt Oster)
13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Samuel Oster)
|Name||Oster Samuel||- Mary||- Clarra [sic]||Smith James|
|Occupation||Farm Laborer||Keeping House||Works in Grist Mill|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||250|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Pennsylvania]||"||"||"|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|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 ...|
|family number||244 [?]|
|name||Oster, Samuel||- Mary A||- Edward|
|birth date||Jan 1844||Mar 1848||Oct 1878|
|# years married||34||34|
|mother of how many children?||7|
|# of children living||5|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Day Laborer||Day Laborer|
|# months not employed||5||3|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
|street||Clay Township line|
|name||Witte [?], Michiel [sic]||- Clara||- Clayton||- Harry||- Elva||- Hazel||Oster Samuel||Arndt Ferdinand|
|relationship||Head||Wife||Son||Son||Daughter||Daughter||Father in law||Hired man|
|#years present marriage||24||24|
|mother of # children||5|
|mother of # living children||4|
|father's birthplace||Ger Germany||Pennsylvania||Ohio||Ohio||Ohio||Ohio||Pennsylvania||Ger German|
|mother's birthplace||Ohio||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Ger German||Ger German|
|occupation||Farmer||None||None||None||None||None||Own income||Farm laborer|
|nature of industry etc.||Gen farm||working out|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|owned free or mortagaged||M|
|nr on farm schedule||86|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||98|
|family visit number||87|
|name||Witte [?] Michael||- Clara||- Hazel||Oster Samuel|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)|
|age at last birthday||58||50||17||75|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919||yes|
|father's native language||German|
|mother's native language||Dutch|
|can speak English||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|number of farm schedule|