He was born in March 1830 (9; 2 (35 in 1865), 3 (40 in 1870), 4 (50 in 1880), 9 (70 in 1900)). He was born in Pennsylvania (3, 4, 9).
In 1870, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office Bendersville) (3). He was living with Lenah (presumably his wife) and his children Clayton, Jonas, Jennie, Charles, and Margaret, along with an apprentice (3). He was a carpenter, who owned $2000 in real estate and $700 in personal property (3).
His wife died about 1876 (7).
In 1880, he was living in Bendersville, Adams County, Pennsylvania (4). He was living with his children Clayton, Jennie, Jonas, Charles, and George, and also Mary Hinkel (4). He was a farmer (4). He was widowed (4).
On 7 June 1888, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 8).
In 1890, he was living in Menallen Township or Bendersville Borough (5). He did not report any disability (5).
In 1900, he was living in Bendersville Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania (9). He was widowed (9). He was living with his son George Oyler, George's family, and a boarder (9). He was a carpenter, but had been unemployed for 12 months in the previous year (9).
He again applied for a pension on 28 February 1907 (8).
On Wednesday, 5 June 1907, he died, in Bendersville, Adams County, Pennsylvania, of heart failure and pneumonia (7, 8 ).
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) (Zachariah Oyler)
2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Zachariah Oyler; rolls have 'Oiler')
3 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Bendersville), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 261 = 22 handwritten (Zachariah Oyler)
4 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Bendersville, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 48 A = 40 handwritten (Zachariah Oyler)
5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township and Benderville Borough, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 17, page 4 (Zach R Oyler)
6 pension index, by name (Zachariah Oyler)
7 [death notice]. New Oxford Item (New Oxford PA), 6 June 1907, page 5 (Zachariah Oyler)
8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Zachariah Oyler)
9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Bendersville Borough, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 3, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 44 = 18 A handwritten (Zachariah Oyler)
10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Zackaria Oiler)
11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Zachariah Oyler)
|Name||Oyler Zachariah||- Lenah||- Clayton||- Jonas||Oyler Jennie||- Charles||- Margaret||Graves George|
|Occupation||Carpenter||Keeping House||Apprenticed to Carpenter|
|Real estate value||2000|
|Personal estate value||700|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||Penna||"||"||Maryland|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year||Aug|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||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 ...|
|[line 49 has only the person's name, largely erased, and line 50 is blank]|
|dwelling visit #||372|
|family visit #||409|
|name||Oyler Zachariah||- Clayton||- Jennie||- Jonas||- Charles||- George||Hinkel Mary|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|school this year||1|
|name||Oyler George||- Mary [?]||- Harry||- Zachariah||Stangler [?] Carrie|
|birth date||Nov 1874||Sep 1879||May 1899||Mar 1830||Oct 1888|
|# years married||1||1|
|mother of how many children?||1|
|# of children living||1|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed||0||12|
|# months in school||6|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule||5|
Mr. Zachariah Oyler died at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jonas Oyler, in Bendersville, Wednesday evening at 11:30. Heart failure and pneumonia were the cause of his death. Mr. Oyler was in his seventy-eighth year. His wife died thirty-one years ago. He is survived by three sons and one daughter.