91st PA: James C Pennypacker

James C Pennypacker

Before the war

He was born in 1845/46 (2 (18 in 1864), 6 (14 in 1860), 9 (36? in 1871), 10 (26 in 1871), 11 (30 in 1870)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 6, 10). He was born to James and Mary Pennypacker (9).

In 1860, he was living in the 14th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with Mary (presumably his mother), and William and Sarah (presumably his siblings) (6). He had attended school within the year (6).

When he enlisted, he was a clerk (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a light complexion, brown eyes, and brown hair (2).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 29 February 1864 (1, 2). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory (2). He was mustered in by Lieutenant Hildebrand (2). He was a private in company D (1, 13-14).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1). He was a private, in company D (13-14).

After the war

On 9 October 1865, he and others published an ad in the Philadelphia Inquirer supporting Jacob E Ridgway for State Senator in the second district (5).

In 1870, he was living in ward 14, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, perhaps at 1303 Olive Street (11). He was living with Mary (presumably his wife), Mary (presumably their daughter), and John Conrad (presumably Mary's father, given the 1880 census) (11).

On 2 October 1871, he died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9, 10). He was married (10). He was a gentleman (that is, not working) (10). He died of phthisis pulmonalis (10). He was buried in Montgomery Cemetery, [Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania] (9). He was buried from his mother's house at the corner of Ridge Avenue and Green Tree Lane, Roxborough, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9).

In 1880, his widow Mary may have been living in ward 11, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). She was living with her father John Conrad, and her daughter Sallie (7).

His widow, Mary E Pennypacker, begins to appear in the Philadelphia city directories in 1887 (12). She was initially living at 505 North Front Street, with no occupation listed (12).

Beginning in 1890, his widow is listed as a nurse at 2823 Amber Street (12).

On 10 February 1892, his widow, Mary Pennypacker, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 4).

In 1900, she was living at 2823 Amber Street, ward 25, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). She was living with William and Mary Hallman and their daughter Lizzie (8). She was a nurse (8).

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) (JC Pennypacker)

2 company D, second descriptive roll, entry 53 (James Pennypacker)

3 pension index, by name (James C Pennypacker)

4 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (James C Pennypacker)

5 support for Jacob Ridgway for Pennsylvania state senator, Philadelphia Inquirer 9 October 1865, page 8 (James C Pennypacker)

6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 14th ward, 1st division, microfilm series M653, film 1164, page 96 = 96 handwritten (James Pennypacker)

7 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 11, 3rd election division, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 189, microfilm series T9, film 1172, page 437 = 17 A handwritten (Mary Pennypacker)

8 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 25, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 595, microfilm series T623, film 1467, page 5 = 5 B handwritten (Mary Pennypacker)

9 death notice, Public Ledger 5 October 1871 page 2 (James C Pennypacker)

10 Philadelphia Pennsylvania death certificate, 2 October 1871 (James Pennypacker)

11 1870 US census, 2nd enumeration, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 14, district 42, post office 42 [?] N 11th St, microfilm series, page 314 = 50 handwritten, Olive St. (Jas Pennepacker)

12 Philadelphia city directories

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Pennepacker)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James Pennypacker)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed Mar 07)
Find a grave
accessed 1 April 2011

Note on identification

I have found three James Pennypacker's in Philadelphia of approximately the right age:

Of these, only one is married to Mary, and his age also matches my James Pennypacker most closely. The death certificate and death notice are pretty clearly of this James. I have therefore assumed he is the James Pennypacker who served in the 91st--but the data isn't clear, and I may have reconstructed this incorrectly.

I have found a possible entry on RootsWeb WorldConnect: James C Pennypacker, born 1844, Pennsylvania, to James Pennypacker and Mary Fetters, at 'Diggin' up our family tree (contact Roni, last updated 8 June 2010, accessed 1 April 2011). However, note that 'Johnson, Hughes, Willis, Byrd and related families mentions James Pennypacker and Mary Fetters with seven children from ca 1813 to 1823: George, Susan, Eleanor, Margaretta, Mary Ann, Eli J, and Sophia--and not James (contact Sherry Johnson, updated 11 March 2011, accessed 2 April 2011). I do not know whether they are both correct.

[Philadelphia city directories]

[1855 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 436; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
Pennypacker James, tavern, R road and 13th


[1856 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 505; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
Pennypacker James, tavern, R road and 13th
Pennypacker Mary, Carton ab 20th


[1857 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 531; transcribed 31 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James entries]

Pennypacker James Mrs., tavern, R road and 13th
PENNYPACKER MARY J., 13th & R av


[1858 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 533; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James entries]

Pennypacker Mary J., 13th & R av


[1859 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 559; transcribed 31 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James entries]

Pennypacker Mary J., 13th & R av


[1860 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 1131; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James or Mary entries]



[1861 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 777; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
Pennypacker J. B., clerk, 239 N 3d
Pennypacker Mary, widow James, 1320 Ridge av


[1862 Biddle's and McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 525]
Pennypacker Mary, widow James, 1301 Ridge av


[1863 Biddle and McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 597; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
Pennypacker James, painter, 713 S 17th
Pennypacker . Y., bookkeeper NW 10th & market, h 1314 Arch
Pennypacker Mary, gentlewoman, 2021 Carlton
Pennypacker Mary, gentlewoman, 618 N 13th


[1864 Biddle and McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 582; transcribed 31 March 2011, from Footnote]
Pennypacker J.T., clerk, US Hotel
Pennypacker Mary, gentlewoman, 1301 Ridge av


[1865 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 535; transcribed 31 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James entries]

Pennypacker Mary, gentlewoman, 1301 Ridge av


[1866 McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 575; transcribed 31 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James or Mary entries]

Pennypacker J. B., grocer, 1850 Camac


[1867 McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 717; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
Pennypacker James, bartender, 24th & Columbia av
Pennypacker James W., carpenter, 4200 Eadline



[1867 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1012; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
Pennypacker J. T., clerk, h Bingham house


[1868 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1262; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
Pennypacker James, machinist, h 8 Penna av
Pennypacker J. T., clerk, h Bingham house


[1869 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1176; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
Pennypacker James C., clerk, h 2036 Master
Pennypacker J. T., clerk, S 10th c Market, h Bingham house
Pennypacker Mary, wid James, h 2036 Master


[1870 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1211; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James entries]

Pennypacker Mary, wid James, h 1205 Coates


[1871 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1130; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James entries]

Pennypacker Mary, wid James, h 1205 Coates


[1872 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1061; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James entries]

Pennypacker Mary, wid James, h 1205 Coates


[1873 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1039; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James or Mary entries]



[1874 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1049; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James or Mary entries]



[1874 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1050; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no Mary or James]



[1875 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1188; transcribed 31 March 2011, from Footnote]
Pennypacker James, foreman, h Preston n Hutton
Pennypacker Mary, widow, h Ridge av n Green Tree av, Roxb


[1876 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, pages 1191-92; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no entries for James; no other entries at 146 N 23d]

Pennypacker J. T., bookkeeper, 1001 Market, h Tioga
Pennypacker John, h 146 N 23d
Pennypacker Mary, widow, h 146 N 23d


[1877 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1151; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James or Mary entries]



[1878 Costa's Philadelphia directory, page 1238; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
Pennypacker James L., student, h 1540 N 15th
Pennypacker James W., h Preston n Hutton
Pennypacker Mary J., wid James, h Ridge av c Greentree av, Roxb


[1879 Philadelphia directory, page 1279; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
Pennypacker James W., foreman, h 737 Preston
Pennypacker Mary J., wid James, h Ridge av c Shawmont la, Roxb


[1880 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1338; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
Pennypacker James, segarboxmkr, 1249 Fleetwood av
Pennypacker Mary J., wid James, h Ridge av c Shawmut [sic] la, Roxb


[1881 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1299; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
Pennypacker James, segarmaker, h 1249 Fleetwood av
Pennypacker Mary ., wid James, h Shawmont av n Ridge av, Roxb


[1882 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1230; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
Pennypacker Mary J., wid James, h Ridge av c Shawmont av, Roxb


[1883 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1269; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James entries]

Pennypacker Mary J., wid James, h Ridge av c Shawmont av, Roxb


[1884 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1263; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
Pennypacker James, foreman, h 905 Preston, WP
Pennypacker James S., salesman, h 1540 N 15th


[1885 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1392; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James or Mary entries]



[1886 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1360; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no entries for James]

Pennypacker Mary, wid James, h Ridge av c Shawmont av, Roxb


[1887 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1341; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James entries]

" [sc. Pennypacker] Mary, wid James, h Ridge av c Shawmont av, Rox b
" Mary A., wid Richard, h 1826 Hazzard
" Mary E., wid James, h 505 N Front


[1888 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1379; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James entries]

" [sc. Pennypacker] Mary, widow, Ridge av c Shawmont av
" Mary E., wid James, h 505 N Front


[1889 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1417; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James entries]

" [sc. Pennypacker] Mary, wid James, h Ridge av c Shawmont
" Mary E., wid James, h 505 N Front


[1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1463; transcribed 31 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc. Pennypacker] James, ironworker, h 263 York
" James L., bookseller, 1025 Arch, h Haddonfield
" Mary, wid James, h Ridge av c Shawmont
" Mary E., nurse, 2823 Amber


[1891 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1474; transcribed 31 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc. Pennypacker] James, laborer, h 259 York
" Mary, wid James, h Ridge av c Shawmont av
" Mary E., wid James, h 503 N Front


[1892 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, pages 1520-21; transcribed 31 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc. Pennypacker] James, blacksmith, h 2505 N 4th
" James, weaver, h 2420 N 2d
" Mary, wid James, h 505 N Front
" Mary E., nurse, 2823 Amber


[note that Mary J Pennpacker, 84 years old, died of cerebral thrombosis on 23 October 1891; she died at or was burried from Retta [??} Avenue Wissahickon, and was buried in the Montgomery Cemetery, Norristown (Philadelphia death certificate, available on FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2011)]


[1893 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1534; transcribed 31 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James entries]

" [sc. Pennypacker] Mary E., nurse, h 2823 Amber


[1894 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1569; transcribed 31 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc. Pennypacker] J. Howard, jeweler, h 41 Saunders av
" Mary E., wid James, h 505 N Front
" Mary E., nurse, 2823 Amber


[1895 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1481; transcribed 31 March 2011, from Footnote]
" Jas, farmer, h Dunk's Ferry rd, Byberry
" Mary E., nurse, 2823 Amber


[1896 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1528; transcribed 31 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc. Pennypacker] Jas, driver, h 2534 Oriana
" Mary E., nurse, 2823 Amber


[1897 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1574; transcribed 31 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James entries]
" [sc. Pennypacker] Mary E., nurse, h 2823 Amber


[1898 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1728; transcribed 31 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James entries]

" [sc. Pennypacker] Mary, wid Jas, h 931 Mascher
" Mary E., nurse, h 2823 Amber


[1899 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1794; transcribed 31 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc. Pennypacker] Jas W., boxmkr, h 1407 York
" Mary E., wid Jas C., h 931 New Market
" Mary E., nurse, 2823 Amber


[1900 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1795; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc. Pennypacker] Jas M., bookkpr, h 1728 Willington
" Mary E., wid Jas C., h 1127 E Palmer


[1901 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1902; transcribed 30 March 2011, from Footnote]
[no James entries

" [sc. Pennypacker] Mary E., nurse, 2823 Amber

[death notice]

[death notice, Public Ledger 5 October 1871 page 2, James C Pennypacker]
[identification is uncertain; see my note on identification above]

PENNYPACKER--On the 2d instant, JAMES C., son of Mary J and the late James Pennypacker, of Philadelphia, aged 36 [? the '6' is clear] years

The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this day, October 5th, at 10 o'clock, from the residence of his mother, corner of Ridge avenue and Green Tree lane Roxborough, Twenty first Ward. To proceed to Montgomery Cemetery.

[death certificate]

[Philadelphia Pennsylvania death certificate, 2 October 1871, James Pennypacker]
[identification is uncertain; see my note on identification above]
[transcribed 28 March 2011, from FamilySearch]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, James Pennypacker
2. Color, White
3. Sex, male
4. Age, 26 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, October 2nd 1871.
7. Cause of Death, Phthisis Pulmonalis
Rev. R. Banting M.D.
Residence Cor. Ridge Avenue + Dennis [?] Lane
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Gentleman
9. Place of Birth, Philadelphia
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 21st
12. Street and Number, Ridge Ave + Green Tree Lane Roxborough [?]
13. Date of Burial, Oct 5" 71
14. Place of Burial, Montgomery Cemetery
H. F Whiteman Undertaker.
Residence, Ridge Ave abv Green Lane

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 14th ward, 1st division, microfilm series M653, film 1164, page 96 = 96 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the people with other surnames, who seem to be boarding at this residence]
[identification is uncertain; see my note on identification above]
line25262728
Dwelling number614   
Family number705   
NameMary PennypackerWmJamesSarah
Age52221418
Sexfmmf
Color    
OccupationBoarding HouseBook Keeper  
Value of real estate owned2000   
Value of personal estate500   
Place of birthPenna"PhilaPenna
Married within year    
Attended school within year  1 
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 14, district 42, post office 42 [?] N 11th St, microfilm series, page 314 = 50 handwritten, Olive St.]
[identification is uncertain; see my note on identification above]
line2345
Dwelling-house number1303   
Family number    
NameConrad, JnoPennepacker Jas.Mary"
Age4030201
SexMMFF
Color    
Occupation    
Real estate value    
Personal estate value    
Birthplace    
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 old    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...    

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 11, 3rd election division, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 189, microfilm series T9, film 1172, page 437 = 17 A handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; see my note on identification above]
line192021
street nameBeach Street
house number500  
dwelling visit #134  
family visit #163  
nameConrad JohnPennypacker Mary- Sallie
colorWWW
sexMFF
age51298
month born if born in year   
relationship DaughterGrand child
single  1
married   
widowed/divorced11 
married during year   
occupationJanitorKeeping house 
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year  1
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPenna

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 25, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 595, microfilm series T623, film 1467, page 5 = 5 B handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; see my note on identification above]
line56575859
streetAmber Street
house number2823   
dwelling number98   
family number100   
nameHallman William- Mary- LizziePennypacker Mary
relationshipheadwifedaughtersister
colorWWWW
sexmfff
birth dateFeb 1846May 1852Jan 1876Jan 1854
age54482446
married?mmswd
# years married3535  
mother of how many children? 5  
# of children living 1  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaEnglandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaEnglandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationEngineer R.R. BookkeeperNurse
# months not employed    
# months in school    
can read    
can write    
speaks English    
owned/rentedR   
free or mortgaged    
farm/houseH   
# 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 19 February 2015, from Fold3]


Pennepacker James
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Pennypacker James C
     or James

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 19 February 2015]

Pennypacker James C
     or James
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]


GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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