91st PA: Oliver D Stewart

Oliver D Stewart

Before the war

He was born on 8 December 1847 (4, 5 (8 Dec 1846), 6 (8 Dec 46); 2 (18 in 1865), 7 (13 in 1860), 8 (23 in 1870), 9 (30 in 1880), 11 (4 in 1850)). He was born in Donation, Oneida Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, (2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11). He was born to John P Stewart and Lucy A Foster (4, 5 (8 Dec 1846), 6 (8 Dec 46)).

In 1850, he was living in West Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his parents, John and Lucy Stewart, along with various other Stewarts (presumably siblings) (11).

In 1860, he was living in Oneida Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his parents, John and Lucy Stewart, along with various other Stewart's (7). He had attended school in the previous year (7).

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and light hair (2).

During the war

He was a substitute (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 23 March 1865 (1, 2). He was enlisted for one year, at Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Lloyd (2). He reported for duty on 23 March 1865 (2). His service was credited to the seventeenth congressional district (2). He was a private in company D (1, 14).

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

After the war

He studied at the Iron City Commercial College, in [or near?] Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (6).

In 1870, he was living in Walker Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with Henry Peighton et al. (8). He was a teacher (8).

Until 1871, he taught school in the winter, and attended school in the summer (6). Starting in 1871, he was a traveling salesman (6).

On 16 December 1879, he married Martha M Heffner, at Orbisonia, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (4, 5, 6). They had three children (4, 10, 12):

In 1880, he was living in Shirley Election District, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Martha, and Martha's family (9). He was a shoe agent (9).

In 1886, he became a partner of J G Isenberg in the retail clothing and gentleman's furnishing business (5, 6). In Febuary 1893, Isenberg bought Stewart out, and Stewart began his own business, at Sixth and Washington Streets (6).

In 1897, he was a member of the Heptasophs, and of the POS of A 6). He was a Republican (6). He had served two years as councilman, and one as burgess of Huntingdon (6). He had helped raise fund to pave Huntingdon's streets (5, 6). The family attended the Reformed Church (6).

On 22 July 1896, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 13).

He was elected to the Pennsylvania Senate, but died from an accident before serving (5).

He died on 3 May 1900, in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (4, 13).

His widow successfully applied for a pension (13).

In 1900, his widow was living in Huntingdon Borough, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (12). She was living with her two daughters, Maud and Mary (12).

In 1910, his widow, Martha Stewart, was living at 810 Washington Street, Huntingdon Borough, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (10). She was living with her daughter Mary (10).

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) (Oliver Stewart)

2 company D, [second] descriptive roll, entry 76 (Oliver L Stewart)

3 pension index, by name [note: I rechecked this in October 2008, and did not find a card for him with a widow] (Oliver Stewart)

4 'Descendants of John Heffner b. abt 1700 (Huntingdon Co. Pa.)", a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect (viewed 6 January 2008) (Oliver Lee Stewart)

5 'James C Morgan'. In James Thomas McElroy, Jr., McElroy's family memories, page 149. Huntingdon PA: [author], 1930. In USGenWeb Archives, available on RootsWeb (viewed January 2008). (Oliver Stewart)

6 "Oliver L Stewart". From Commemorative biographical encyclopedia of the Juniata Valley: comprising the counties of Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata and Perry, Pennsylvania, containing sketches of prominent and representative citizens and many of the early settlers. Pages 70 and 73. Chambersburg, Pa.: J. M. Runk & Co., 1897. In USGenWeb Archives, available on RootsWeb. (Viewed January 2008) (Oliver L Stewart)

7 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Oneida Township (post office Huntingdon), microfilm series M653, film 1115, page 425 = 24 handwritten (Oliver Stewart)

8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Walker Township (post office McConnellstown), microfilm series M593, film 1349, page 843 = 21 handwritten (Oliver Stewart)

9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Shirley Election District, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 201, microfilm series T9, film 1134, page 306 = 10 B handwritten (Oliver Stewart)

10 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Huntingdon Borough, ward 3, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 68, microfilm series T624, film 1349, page 44 = 16 B handwritten (Martha Stewart)

11 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, West Township, microfilm series M432, microfilm 784, page 91 (Oliver Stewart)

12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Huntingdon Borough, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 92, microfilm series T623, film 1414, page 171 = 15 B handwritten (Martha Stewart)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Oliver Stewart)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 06, Jan 08)
1920 US census
Ancestry and HeritageQuest indices (accessed Jan 08)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed Jan 08)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, West Township, microfilm series M432, microfilm 784, page 91]
line1011121314151617181920
Dwellings visited229          
Families visited232          
NameJohn T StewartLucy "Viena "Anderson "Marietta "Palmer "Alvinen [?] "Evaline "Anna "Oliver "John "
Age4928222018161311742
Sexmffmfmfffmm
Color           
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer  Farmer Farmer     
Real estate owned3,200          
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""""""""
Married within year           
Attended school within year      111  
Over 20 & can't read/write           
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.           

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Oneida Township (post office Huntingdon), microfilm series M653, film 1115, page 425 = 24 handwritten]
line131415161718192021222324 252627
Dwelling number20              
Family number20              
NameJohn P StewartLucy Ann StewartAndersonMary EPalmer LAlviniaAvelineAskerryAnna MariaOliverJohnWilliamThompsonDelilahAdde line
Age59393128262422191513119751
SexMFMFMFFMFMMMMFF
Color               
OccupationFarmer Farm LaborerSeamstressFarm Laborer  Farm Laborer       
Value of real estate owned4800              
Value of personal estate500              
Place of birth" [sc. Penn]""""""""""""""
Married within year               
Attended school within year               
Cannot read & write               
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.               

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Walker Township (post office McConnellstown), microfilm series M593, film 1349, page 843 = 21 handwritten]
line345678
Dwelling-house number136     
Family number144     
NamePeighton Henry- Sarah- Alice- Susanah- LydiaStewart Oliver
Age595218151223
SexMFFFFM
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping houseAt homeAt homeAt homeTeacher
Real estate value8000     
Personal estate value2008     
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year  111 
Can't read      
Can't write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1    1
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Shirley Election District, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 201, microfilm series T9, film 1134, page 306 = 10 B handwritten]
line56789101112
street name        
house number        
dwelling visit #83       
family visit #90       
nameHeiffner Adam- Malinda- RachelVarona IdaRuper GeoStewart Oliver- MarthaAtchison Margaret
colorWWWWWWWW
sexMFFFMMFF
age5430221230302652
month born if born in year        
relationship daughterniecetaken to raisebrother in law [?]son in lawdaughter 
single 1111   
married     11 
widowed/divorced1      1
married during year        
occupationmillerat homeservant farmershoe agentkeeping househousekeeper
months unemployed        
currently ill? spine effection [sic]      
blind        
deaf/dumb        
idiotic        
insane        
disabled        
school this year   1    
can't read11111111
can't write11111111
birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Huntingdon Borough, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 92, microfilm series T623, film 1414, page 171 = 15 B handwritten]
line808182
street   
house number   
dwelling number358  
family number364  
nameStewart Martha- Maud- Mary
relationshipHeadDaughterDaughter
colorWWW
sexFFF
birth dateJany 1854July 1882Feb 1888
age461711
married?WdSS
# years married   
mother of how many children?3  
# of children living2  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupation At schoolAt school
# months not employed   
# months in school 88
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Huntingdon Borough, ward 3, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 68, microfilm series T624, film 1349, page 44 = 16 B handwritten]
line7273
streetWashington Street
house nr810 
dwelling nr388 
family nr388 
nameStewart Martha- Mary
relationshipHeadDaughter
sexFF
colorWW
age5621
marital statusWdS
#years present marriage  
mother of # children3 
mother of # living children2 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationOwn incomeStenographer
nature of industry etc. Office ([illegible])
employer etc. W
out of work 15 Apr 1910? No
# weeks out of work 1909 0
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedO 
owned free or mortagagedF 
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vet  
blind  
deaf & dumb  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 21 April 2015, from Fold3]


Stewart, Oliver D
     D
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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