He was born on 1 May 1835 (3, 11; 5 (28 in 1865), 8 (25 in 1860), 9 (30 in 1870), 10 (45 in 1880), 11 (65 in 1900), 12 (74 in 1910), 14 (16 in 1850), 16 (66 in 1901), 17 (66 in 1902)). He was born in Centre County, Pennsylvania (3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17).
In 1850, he was living in Beale Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with A and E Plank (presumably his parents), along with various other Plank's (presumably his siblings) (14). He had attended school within the year
In 1860, he was living in Spruce Hill Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with Elizabeth Plank (presumably his mother), and other Plank's (presumably his siblings) (8). He was a laborer (8).
On 20 October 1864, he married Margaret Noll, in York, Pennsylvania (3, 11). She was born in July 1841, in Pennsylvania (11). They apparently had nine children, including these (3 (2 children), 11 (9 children 4 alive in 1900)):
When he enlisted, he was a laborer (3, 5).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and sandy hair (3, 5).
He served in the 87th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (of York County), company E (2, 4, 7, 15). He was mustered into service on 13 September 1861 (3, 4, 6). He was captured at Carter's Woods and given a 30 day furlough after his parole (3). He was discharged on 13 October 1864, because his term had expired (3, 4, 6 [Jun (?) 1864]).
He was a substitute for Henry Miller, of Littlestown (3). He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 91st Pennsylvania on 24 March 1865 (1, 3, 5, 15). He was enlisted for one year, at Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Lloyd (5). He reported for duty on 24 March 1865 (5). His service was credited to the sixteenth congressional district (5). He was a private in company D (1, 16, 17, 18).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 15). He was a private, in company D (18). He had served for four months (16, 17).
In 1869, he moved to Williamsport, Pennsylvania (3).
In 1870, he was living in the fifth ward of Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Margaret and their presumed children Anna, Mary, and Amelia (9). He was a laborer, and owned $200 in personal property (9).
On 26 March 1880, he applied successfully for a pension (7, 15).
In 1880, he was living on Filbert Avenue, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Margaret, and children Mary, Amelia, and Delilah (10). He was a laborer (10).
In 1890, he was living in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (6). He had had chronic diarrhea and rheumatism (6).
In 1900, he was living at 933 Second Street, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Margaret and daughter Delilah (11). He was a day laborer (11).
His wife died on 27 June 1901 (3).
On 8 November 1901, he was admitted from Pennsylvania to the National Soldiers Home (16, 17). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month, and had heart disease (16).
In 1902, he was present at the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home (16).
On 9 July 1902, he was discharged from the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home (17). He was receiving a pension of $12 per month, and had rheumatism (17).
On 20 August 1903, he married a divorcee, Lucy Mitstifer (3, 12). (She hadn't actually bothered to divorce her first husband (3). In 1910, she had had nine children, all of whom were alive--apparently all from her first marriage (12).)
On 18 May 1907, he again applied for a pension (15).
In 1910, he was living on Main Road, Cogan House Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his second wife, Lucy (12). He was living on his "own income" (12).
On 26 September 1916, his widow, Lucy Plank, applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (7, 15).
In 1920, his widow, Lucy Plank, was living in Cogan House Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (13).
Dennis Brandt is researching Isaac Plank; contact him at [email protected].
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.)
2 Dennis Brandt. "Plank of the 87th PA Inf". message on York message board, Ancestry, 12 March 2000. (Searched 2 July 2001) [an e-mail message of 8 July 2001 confirms the death date I gave above]
3 e-mail message, Dennis Brandt, 7 July 2001.
4 Bates (see #1), p.49 (87th Pennsylvania Infantry) (Isaac Plank)
5 company D, [second] descriptive roll, entry 84 (Isaac Plank)
6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Williamsport, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 195, page  (Isaac Plank)
7 pension index, by name (Isaac Plank)
8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Spruce Hil Township, post office Pleasant View, microfilm series M653, film 1119, page 766 = pages 124-125 handwritten (Isaac Plank)
9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming, Williamsport, fifth ward, microfilm series M593, film 1371, page 530 = 35 handwritten (Isaac Plank)
10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Williamsport, 5th ward, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 72, microfilm series T9, film 1153, page 572 = 58 handwritten (Isaac Plank)
11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Williamsport, 5th ward, Second Precinct, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 85, microfilm series T623, film 1438, page 87 = sheet 4 B handwritten (Isaac Plank)
12 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Cogan House Township, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 35, microfilm series T624, film 1372, page 79 = sheet 6 B handwritten (Isaac Plank)
13 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Cogan House Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 34, microfilm series T625, film 1598, page 56 = sheet 5 B handwritten (Lucy Plank)
14 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Beale Township, microfilm series M432, film 786, page 211] (I Plank)
15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Isaac Plank)
16 Serial Set volume 4490, session volume 51, 57th Congress, 2nd session, House Document 54, Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the Fiscal year ended June 30, 1902. Page 391. (Isaac Plank)
17 Serial set volume 4567, session volume 3, 58th congress, 1st session, House Document 46, Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1903. Page 388. (Isaac Plank)
18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Isaac Plank)
|Name||A Plank||E Plank||I Plank||G Plank||S Plank||S Plank||L Plank||M Plank||J Plank||R Plank||J Plank|
|Sex||" [sc. m]||f||m||"||"||"||f||"||m||"||"|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Laborer|
|Real estate owned|
|Birthplace||[blank] [prob = ditto [sc. Penn]]|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Elizabeth Plank||Isaac "||Geog [?] "||Samuel "||Simon "||Jacob "||Sarah "||Mary "||Reuben "||Joseph "|
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Pa]||"||"||Pa||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||-||-||-||-|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Plank Isaac||- Margaret||- Anna||- Mary||- Amelia||Igenbroke [?] Conrad|
|Occupation||Laborer||Works on Saw Mill|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||200|
|Father foreign born||1|
|Mother foreign born||1|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||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 ...|
|street name||Filbert Ave|
|dwelling visit #||551|
|family visit #||551|
|name||Plank, Isaac||- Margaret||- Mary E||- Amelia||- Delilah|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Laborer||Keeping House||Works at home|
|currently ill?||[illegible; begins with 'B']|
|school this year|| ||1|
|name||Plank Isaac||- Margaret||- Delilah|
|birth date||May 1835||July 1841||Aug 1876|
|# years married||36||36|
|mother of how many children?||9|
|# of children living||4|
|birthplace||- [sc. Pennsylvania]||- [sc. Pennsylvania]||- [sc. Pennsylvania]|
|father's birthplace||- [sc. Pennsylvania]||- [sc. Pennsylvania]||- [sc. Pennsylvania]|
|mother's birthplace||- [sc. Pennsylvania]||- [sc. Pennsylvania]||- [sc. Pennsylvania]|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Day Laborer||Shoe [?] Maker Rubber Facy|
|# months not employed||0||3|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Plank Isaac||- Lucy|
|#years present marriage||6||6|
|mother of # children||9|
|mother of # living children||9|
|father's birthplace||Pennsylvania||Ger German|
|mother's birthplace||Pennsylvania||At Sea|
|nature of industry etc.|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?|
|# weeks out of work 1909|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||110|
|family visit number||111|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)|
|age at last birthday||76|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language||French|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||yes|
|number of farm schedule|