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).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a light complexion, brown eyes, and brown hair (2).
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).
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).
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)
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)
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.
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.[Philadelphia Pennsylvania death certificate, 2 October 1871, James Pennypacker]
|Occupation||Boarding House||Book Keeper|
|Value of real estate owned||2000|
|Value of personal estate||500|
|Place of birth||Penna||"||Phila||Penna|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Conrad, Jno||Pennepacker Jas.||Mary||"|
|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|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|street name||Beach Street|
|dwelling visit #||134|
|family visit #||163|
|name||Conrad John||Pennypacker Mary||- Sallie|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|school this year||1|
|name||Hallman William||- Mary||- Lizzie||Pennypacker Mary|
|birth date||Feb 1846||May 1852||Jan 1876||Jan 1854|
|# years married||35||35|
|mother of how many children?||5|
|# of children living||1|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|