91st PA: Samuel Oster

Samuel Oster

Before the war

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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (3, 4).

During the war

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).

He was wounded on 27 October 1864 at Hatcher's Run, Virginia (1, 4).

He was discharged on 9 May 1865, at Washington DC, on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 12). He was a private, in company B (13).

After the war

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).

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) (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)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 708 = 40 handwritten]
line37383940
Dwelling-house number294   
Family number294   
NameOster Samuel- Mary- Clarra [sic]Smith James
Age2522120
SexMFFM
ColorWWWW
OccupationFarm LaborerKeeping House Works in Grist Mill
Real estate value    
Personal estate value250   
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    
Can't read    
Can't write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...    

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Ohio, Ottawa County, Elmore + Harris Twp, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 289, page 1]
[line] 3
[house] 5
[family] 6
[name] Saml C Oster
[rank] Private
[company] B
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 21 Sept 1864
[discharge date] 9 May 1865
[crossed-out dates are written below the enlistment and discharged dates]
[length of service] [blank] years, 9 months, [blank] days
[post office address] Elmore Ottawa Co O
[disability incurred] wounded R Leg Below Knee
[remarks] Discharged Surg certificate

1900 census

[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]
line404142
streetOttawa
house number   
dwelling number241  
family number244 [?]  
nameOster, Samuel- Mary A- Edward
relationshipHeadWifeSon
colorWWW
sexMFM
birth dateJan 1844Mar 1848Oct 1878
age565221
married?MMS
# years married3434 
mother of how many children? 7 
# of children living 5 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationDay Laborer Day Laborer
# months not employed5 3
# months in school   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedR  
free or mortgaged   
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

1910 census

[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]
line8586878889909192
streetClay Township line
house nr        
dwelling nr101       
family nr109       
nameWitte [?], Michiel [sic]- Clara- Clayton- Harry- Elva- HazelOster SamuelArndt Ferdinand
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonDaughterDaughterFather in lawHired man
sexMFMMFFMM
colorWWWWWWWW
age484118141266623
marital statusM1M1SSSSWdS
#years present marriage2424      
mother of # children 5      
mother of # living children 4      
birthplaceOhioPennsylvaniaOhioOhioOhioOhioPennsylvaniaOhio
father's birthplaceGer GermanyPennsylvaniaOhioOhioOhioOhioPennsylvaniaGer German
mother's birthplaceOhioPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGer GermanGer German
immigrated        
naturalized/alien        
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish EnglishEnglish
occupationFarmerNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneOwn incomeFarm laborer
nature of industry etc.Gen farm      working out
employer etc.Emp      W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?       No
# weeks out of work 1909       0
can readyesyesyesyesyes yesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes yesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  yesyesyesyes  
owned/rentedO       
owned free or mortagagedM       
farm/houseF       
nr on farm schedule86       
civil war vet        
blind        
deaf & dumb        

1920 census

[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]
line93949596
streetClinton Street
house numberX   
dwelling visit number98   
family visit number87   
nameWitte [?] Michael- Clara- HazelOster Samuel
relationshipheadwifedaughterfather-in-law
own/rentR   
free/mortgaged (if owned)    
sexMFFM
raceWWWW
age at last birthday58501775
marital statusMMSWd
year of immigration    
naturalized/alien    
year of naturalization    
attended school since Sept 1919  yes 
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
birth placeOhioPennsylvaniaOhioPennsylvania
native language    
father's birthplaceGermanyPennsylvaniaOhioPennsylvania
father's native languageGerman   
mother's birthplaceOhioPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaHolland
mother's native language   Dutch
can speak Englishyesyesyesyes
occupationnonenonenonenone
industry, business    
employment status    
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 13 February 2015, from Fold3]


Oster Samuel
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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