91st PA: Aaron Varnasdale

Aaron Varnasdale

Before the war

He was born in 1842/45, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, probably to Abraham Vanarsdall and Eliza [unknown family name]. [sources: date: 3 (21 in 1864), 4, 8 (5 in 1850), 9 (15 in 1860), 11 (21 in 1864), 18 (20 in 1864), 19 (20 in 1864). place: 4, 8, 9, 18, 19. parents: 8, 9, 18, 19]

In 1850, he was living in South Delaware Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with Abraham and Eliza Vanarsdall (presumably his parents), and with Abraham, Eliza, and Sarah Vanarsdall (presumably his siblings). [source: 8]

He met his future wife, Catharine Reeves, about 1858. [source: 10]

In 1860, he was living in the 14th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with Abraham and Eliza Vanarsdallen (presumably his parents), and with Eliza and Sarah (presumably his siblings). He was a shoemaker. [source: 9]

On 5 February 1864, he married Catharine Reeves. They were married by Alderman William Shane. Aaron was a hosemaker. She was born on 8 October 1843, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They had one child:

[source: 10]

When he enlisted, he was a hose maker. [source: 4]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a light complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair. [source: 4]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 11 or 12 February 1864. He was enlisted for three years, by Lieutenant Shipley. On 15 February 1864, he was mustered in as a private, in company D, by Lieutenant Hildebran. [sources: 1 (11 Feb), 3 (12 Feb), 4 (12 Feb), 10 (12 Feb), 11 (12 Feb), 21-24]

On 2 August 1864, he entered the Fifth Corps Field Hospital at City Point, Virginia, with diarrhea. [source: 10]

On 6 August 1864, he entered De Camp General Hospital, New York Harbor, with debility. [source: 10]

On 9 August 1864, he was furloughed, with orders to report to the Medical Director, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 10]

He died in hospital, of disease, on 26 August 1864 (though some records have 17 August 1864). He was a private, in company D. He was a hose maker. He died of inflammation of stomach and bowels, or of chronic diarrhea. He was due pay from his enlistment On 30 August 1864, he was buried, in Philanthropic Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 11 (7 Aug 64), 18, 19, 21-24]

After the war

On 23 August 1864, Catharine Vanarsdall applied for a pension, under the Act of 14 July 1862. She lived at 2153 Sharswood Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her attorney was Bigelow, Wynkoop + Peters. [source: 10]

On 27 June 1865, Catharine Vanarsdall again applied for a pension, from Pennsylvania. She was still living at 2153 Sharswood Street. Howard W Shipley, G W Rodearmel (D), and Robert R Anderson (D) testified supporting her application. Her application was approved on 24 April 1868. She initially received $8 per month retroactive to 26 August 1864, and $2 addition for their child (Catharine) while she was less than 16, retroactive to 25 July 1866. [sources: 6, 7, 10]

On 12 September 1867, Catharine Vanarsdall revoked her power of attorney to Bigelow, Wynkoop + Company 'as she has lost all confidence in them and doubts their ability to prosecute her claim to a successful issue'. She granted power of attorney to Joseph E Devitt & Company instead. [source: 10]

On 26 March 1868, Catharine Vanarsdall applied for an increase in pension under the Act of 25 July 1866. [source: 10]

On 14 October 1868, Catharine Vanarsdall married David H H Allen. They were married by Andrew Manship, in a Methodist ceremony. He was 25 years old, born in Philadelphia, and a brass finisher. He enlisted for 2 years, on 14 February 1865, as a landsman, served on the USS Juniata and Princeton, and was discharged on 6 July 1867 as a seaman. His discharge describes him as '[a]n Excellent man and [one] recommended for a Petty Officer'. [sources: 10, 14]

On 27 February 1870, the Philadelphia Orphans' Court appointed Catharine Allen guardian of their daughter Catharine Allen. They required $400 in security. [source: 10]

On 2 March 1870, Catharine Allen applied from Pennsylvania for a pension as guardian of their minor child, Catharine Vanarsdall, under the Act of 14 July 1862. Her application was accepted on 11 May 1870. She received $8.00 per month, retroactive to 15 October 1868, and ending on 29 June 1880. [sources: 6, 7, 10; see also 20]

On 25 March 1870, the Pension Office asked Catharine Allen to repay $46.33, and warning her that unless she refunded it to the Pension Agent, and sent his receipt for it to them, they would prosecute her for perjury and fraud. On 11 April 1870, she repaid the money. [source: 10]

In 1870, his remarried widow, Kate Allen, was living in ward 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her second husband, David Allen, and with her and Aaron Vanarsdall's daughter, Kate Allen. David Allen was a brass turner, and owned $200 in personal property. [source: 12]

On 13 June 1873, Catharine Allen applied for an increase in pension. Her application was accepted on 29 July 1873, for an additional $2 per month, retroactive to 15 October 1868. [source: 10]

In 1880, his remarried widow, Kate Allen, was living at 2135 Nicholas Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her second husband, David H Allen, and with her and Aaron Vanarsdall's daughter, Kate Allen. David Allen was a brass moulder. [source: 13]

In 1883/84, Aaron and Kate's daughter Kate married [unknown personal name] Deal. In 1900, she had had five children, three of whom were alive. [source: 14]

In 1900, his remarried widow, Kate Allen, was living at 2928 Fletcher Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her second husband, David H H Allen, and with her and Aaron Vanarsdall's daughter Katie A Deal, and Katie's three living children, Francis, Davead, and Clark Deal. Daivd Allen was a brass finisher. [source: 14]

On 18 September 1900, David Allen applied for a pension under the Act of 27 June 1890. [source: 10]

On 27 September 1900, David Allen was living at 2928 Fletcher Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was married to Catharine Allen (née Reeves); they had no children living. [source: 10]

On 7 November 1900, David Allen died, of diabetes. On 11 November 1900, he was buried in in Mt Peace Cemetery. Catharnie Allen received $100 in life insurance from Hancock Insurance Company (Philadelphia) and $50 from the Anna M Ross Post, Grand Army of the Republic, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 10]

On 16 November 1900, Catharine Allen applied for a pension under the Act of 27 June 1890 as amended by the Act of 9 May 1900. She applied based on David Allen's service. She was living at 2928 Fletcher Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Approval of her pension required an investigation by a Special Examiner, who took evidence about her marriage to David Allen. On 9 September 1901, her applicartion was approved; she initially received $8 per month, retroactive to 19 November 1900. [source: 10]

On 10 June 1904, Catharine Allen applied for renewal of pension under the Act of 3 March 1901. Her post office address was 2928 West Fletcher Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her application was approved on 19 August 1904, retroactive to 10 June 1904. She initially received $12 per month. [source: 10]

In 1910, Kate Allen was living at 2419 Napa, ward 29, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her four grandchildren: Francis, Daveada, Clarke, and Charles Deal. [source: 15]

On 10 October 1916, Catharine Allen informed the Pension Bureau that her post office address had changed from 2327 North 29th Street to 2224 North 30th Street. [source: 10]

On 29 September 1916, Catharine Allen's pension was increased to $20 per month, retroactive to 8 September 1916, under the Act of 8 September 1916. [source: 10]

Beginning 1 May 1920, Catharine Allen 's pension was increased to $30 per month, under the Act of 1 May 1920. [source: 10]

In 1920, Kate Allen was living at 2215 North Twentyninth Street, ward 28, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her grandsons Clarke and Charles Deal. [source: 16]

On 5 August 1926, Catharine Allen requested an increase in her pension under the Act of 3 July 1926, since she was the wife of Aaron K Vanarsdall during his service in the war. Her application was approved on 8 October 1926, and she received $50 per month retroactive to 4 August 1926. [source: 10]

On 18 April 1928, Catharine Allen died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her address was 2215 North 29th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylania. She was last paid her pension of $50 per month through 4 April 1928. She was dropped from the pension rolls on 15 May 1928. [sources: 10, 17]

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) (Aaron Varnasdale)

2 company D, register of deaths (Aaron Warsdale [sic])

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 27 July 2004 (Aaron Varnasdale)

4 company D, [second] descriptive roll, entry 65 (Aaron R Vanarsdale [?])

5 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 31 October 1864 (Varnasdale)

6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Aaron K Vanarsdall [sic])

7 pension index, by name (2 cards) (Aaron K Varnarsdall [sic])

8 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, South Delaware Ward, microfilm series M432, film 816, page 71 verso (Aaron K Vanarsdall)

9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 14th ward, 2nd division, microfilm series M653, film 1164, page 397 = 21 handwritten (Abm Vanarsdallen [sic])

10 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate number WC 112,570 (Catharine Reeves widow of Aaron K Vanarsdall)

11 entry from muster-out roll, 25 Dec 1863 to July 1865, company D, 91st PA (Aaron Vanarsdale)

12 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, district 66, microfilm series M593, film 1407, page 502 verso = 154 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Kate Allen)

13 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 630, microfilm series T9, film 1188, page 265 = 19 C handwritten (FamilySearch) (Kate Allen)

14 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 28, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 679, microfilm series T623, film 1469, page 297 = 5 B handwritten (FamilySearch) (Kate Allen)

15 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 28, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 642, supplemental, microfilm series T624, film 1402, page 225 = 15 A handwritten (FamilySearch) (Kate Allen)

16 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 28, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 918, microfilm series T625, film 1632, page 27 = 1 B handwritten (FamilySearch) (Kate Allen)

17 Pennsylvania death indices, 1928 ("Allen,Kate R;--33882;Phila;Apr.18.")

18 death register, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 26 August 1864 (Aaron K Vanarsdale)

19 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 26 August 1864 (Aaron K Vanarsdale)

20 dependent's pension certificate file, certificate 141,323, minors of Aaron Vanarsdale (D), cross-reference to renewal of widow's certificate

21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Aaron R Vanarsdall)

22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Aaron R Vanarsdale)

23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Aaron R Varsdale)

24 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Aaron R Vandersdale)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2006)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 22 December 2012)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 2 Dec 12)
records of headstones for deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 2 Dec 12)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 2 Dec 12)
Find a grave
checked Aaron Vanarsdale, Aaron Vanarsdall, Aaron Vanarsdallen and also Philanthropic Cemetery burials (accessed 2 Dec 12)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 1 December 2012

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Aaron Varnasdale in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, South Delaware Ward, microfilm series M432, film 816, page 71 verso]
[I did not transcribe the nine other people, with different surnames, living in this household]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on the 1860 census below]
line789101112
Dwellings visited703     
Families visited952     
NameAbraham S. VanarsdallEliza VanarsdallAbraham J VanarsdallEliza Vanarsdall JrSarah E. VanarsdallAaron K. Vanarsdall
Age4342171275
SexMMMFFM
Color      
Occupation of males over 15 yearsShoe Maker do   
Real estate owned      
BirthplaceN.J.Padodododo
Married within year      
Attended school within year   11 
Over 20 & can't read/write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 14th ward, 2nd division, microfilm series M653, film 1164, page 397 = 21 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; the company descriptive book lists his occupation at enlistent as 'hose maker', as does his death certificate, but the death certificate does list his mother's name as 'Eliza']
line23456
Dwelling number146""""
Family number136""""
NameAbm Vanarsdallen [sic]Eliza DoEliza DoSarah E DoAaron Do
Age5553231715
SexMFFFM
Color     
OccupationShoe maker   Shoe maker
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate1,500    
Place of birthN.J. [?]PaDoDoDo
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, district 66, microfilm series M593, film 1407, page 502 verso = 154 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is confirmed by the spouse's and child's names and ages; see the data in the Widow's pension certificate file abstracted below]
line161718
Dwelling-house number[1048]  
Family number1116  
NameAllen David- Kate_ Kate
Age26266
SexMFF
ColorWWW
OccupationBrass turnerKeeping houseAttending school
Real estate value   
Personal estate value200  
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year  1
Can't read   
Can't write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 630, microfilm series T9, film 1188, page 265 = 19 C handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1870 census above]
line171819
street nameNicholas Street (North Side)
house number2135  
dwelling visit #156  
family visit #250  
nameAllen David HKateKate
colorWWW
sexMFF
age373710
month born if born in year   
relationship wifedaughter
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationBrass MoulderKeeping housePocket book maker
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPenna

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 28, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 679, microfilm series T623, film 1469, page 297 = 5 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1870 census above, and note the depositions taken on 7 August 1901 in the widow's pension certificate file abstracted below]
line515253545556
streetFletcher St
house number2928     
dwelling number95     
family number105     
nameAllen David H H- KateDeal Katie A- Francis E- Davead A- Clark N
relationshipHeadWifeStep daughterStep G DaughterStep G DaughterStep G Son
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFFFM
birth dateOct 1843Oct 1843June 1864Feb 1881Feb 1881Sept 1893
age565635996
married?MMMSSS
# years married303016   
mother of how many children? 15   
# of children living 13   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year      
# years in USA      
naturalized citizen?      
occupationBrass finisher SeamstressAt schoolAt school 
# months not employed0 7   
# months in school   1010 
can readyesyesyes   
can writeyesyesyes   
speaks Englishyesyesyes   
owned/rentedR     
free or mortgaged      
farm/houseH     
# of farm schedule      

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 28, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 642, supplemental, microfilm series T624, film 1402, page 225 = 15 A handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1900 census entry above]
line1213141516
streetNapa
house nr2419    
dwelling nr344    
family nr376    
nameAllen KateDeal Francis E- Daveada A- Clarke N- Charles S
relationshipHeadGrand daughterGrand daughtGrand sonGrand son
sexFFFMM
colorWWWWW
age651918166
marital statusWdSSSS
#years present marriage     
mother of # children     
mother of # living children     
birthplacePhiladelphPhiladelphPhiladelphPhiladelphPhiladelph
father's birthplacePhiladelphPhiladelphPhiladelphPhiladelphPhiladelph
mother's birthplacePhiladelphPhiladelphPhiladelphPhiladelphPhiladelph
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish 
occupationNoneCovererCovererDriver 
nature of industry etc. Electric WireElectric WireDoctor [?] 
employer etc. WWW 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? NoNoNo 
# weeks out of work 1909 000 
can readyesyesyesyes 
can writeyesyesyesyes 
school since 1 Sep 09     
owned/rentedR    
owned free or mortagaged     
farm/house     
nr on farm schedule     
civil war vet     
blind     
deaf & dumb     

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 28, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 918, microfilm series T625, film 1632, page 27 = 1 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is confirmed; see the 1910 census entry transcribed above]
line636465
streetNorth Twenty Ninth Street
house number[2215]  
dwelling visit number   
family visit number18  
nameAllen, KateDeal, Clarke-, Charles
relationshipHeadGrandsonGrandson
own/rentR  
free/mortgaged (if owned)   
sexFMM
raceWWW
age at last birthday752613
marital statusWdSS
year of immigration   
naturalized/alien   
year of naturalization   
attended school since Sept 1919  Yes
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language   
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language   
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language   
can speak EnglishYesYesYes
occupationNoneSteam FitterNone
industry, business Jobbing Shop 
employment status W 
number 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 29 April 2015, from Fold3]


Vanarsdall Aaron R
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Vanarsdale Aaron R

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 30 Apr 15]

Vanarsdale Aaron R
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 30 Apr 15]

Varsdale Aaron R
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Vanarsdale Aaron R

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 30 Apr 15]

Vandersdale Aaron R
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Vanarsdale Aaron R

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

widow's pension certificate file

[widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate number WC 112,570, Catharine Reeves widow of Aaron K Vanarsdall]
[abstracted from 169 pages on Fold3, December 2012]
1858
Aaron K Vanarasdall and Catharine Reeves met (p.69)
5 Feb 1864
Aaron K Vanarsdall (hose maker, residence Philadelphia, birthplace Philadelphia, 19) married Catharine Reeves (residence Philadelphia, birthplace Philadelphia, 20 years) (pp.5, 8, 10, 12, 23, 97 [3 Feb 63], 155, 160 [3 Feb 64])
[the certificates are dated received 17 December 1900 (p.5), received 5 April 1867 (p.8), 25 May 1866 (p.10), and 25 May 1904 (received 10 June 1904, p.12)
Catharine was born on 8 October 1843, Philadelphia, PA (p.97)
married by William Shane [?] Alderman, 922 N 10th St (p.5, 8, 10)
one child: Catharine, born 30 June 1864, delivered by Wm T Taylor MD (pp.19, 23, 155, 160)
12 Feb 1864
Aaron Vanarsdall enlisted (p.26, based on 'Enlistment Paper', with no 'Certificate of Muster'; p.49, 54 [Philadelphia], 155)
mustered in 15 Feb 1864 at Philadelphia PA, as Private D 91 PA (pp.49, 54)
2 Aug 1864
entered Field Hospital, 5th Corps, City Point VA with diarrhea (pp.32 [July 64], 33)
3 Aug 1864
transferred (p.33)
6 Aug 1864
entered De Camp G. H., New York Harbor, with debility (pp.32, 33)
9 Aug 1864
furloughed, with orders to report to the Medical Director, Philadelphia (p.33)
17 Aug 1864
died of disease (nature of disease, and place of death, not specified) (pp.4, 26, 29, 54, 155)
he had pay due him from his enlistment (pp.4, 29)
public death record has him dying 26 [sic] August 1864 (single, 20 years old, hose maker, b. Philadelphia, mother Eliza Vanarsdall) of inflammation of stomach and bowels (pp.36, 40, 42, 155, 160)
was at home for about two weeks, confined to bed, with chronic diarrhea
contracted camp fever or typhoid fever while on active duty near Petersburg June/July 1864
died 26 August 1864 (2nd Auditor) (p.49)
died 26 August 1864 from chronic diarrhoea contracted in the service and while on furlough from his regiment (pp.23, 97)
buried 30 Aug Philanthropic Cemetery Philadelphia (p.36)
23 August 1864
Catherine Vanarsdall (resident of Philadelphia), 21 years old, applied for a pension under the Act of 14 July 1862 (p.23)
resident of 2153 Sharswood St, Philadelphia (p.23)
witnesses Deborah Alison [?] Young and Emma Matilda Rex (residents of Philadelphia) (p.23)
attorney Bigelow Wynkoop + Peters (written about a crossed-out 'Wynkoop & Cursoh') (p.23)
[can't read date received by Pension Office; above date is the date of Catherine's appearance (p.23)]
15 June 1865
the Health Office certified a copy of Aaron K Vanarsdale's death certificate (p.42)
27 June 1865
Catharine Vanarsdall applied for a pension under the acts of 14 July 1862 and 25 July 1866
resident of Philadelphia, post office address 2153 Sharswood St
attorney Jas E Devitt + Co
application 99,989 (pp.4, 25)
approved 24 April 1868, for $8 per month retroactive to 26 August 1864, and $2 additional for child (Catharine) under 16 retroactive to 25 July 1866 (pp.3, 21)
certificate 112,570 dated 1 May 1868 (p.21)
24 Oct 1865
the Adjutant General's office sent the above-summarized information to the Pension Office (p.29; see p.30 for circular 16 requesting information (dated 20 Oct))
15 Feb 1866
the Pension Office sent a letter (presumably to the attorney) saying that they 'must establ[ish] enlistment in [the] A[djutant] G[eneral]'s office to [illegible]', and sent circulars 9, 11, and 17 (p.25)
9 May 1866
Howard W Shipley certified that he was on recruiting service in Philadelphia during February 1864, and on 12 February 1864 he enlisted Aaron K Vanarsdall, who was mustered on 12 February 1864 by Lt Hildebran ACM (stationed at Philadelphia) (p.56)
11 May 1866
the Pension Office received a response to circular 9, which was a 'copy of [the] Pa muster out Roll, attached to [circular] 16 + sent to [the] A[djutant] G[eneral]' (p.25; see p.43 for circular 16, and page 53 for more)
15 May 1866
the Adjutant General's Office sent the above-summarized information to the Pension Office (p.4)
18 May 1866
the Pension Office received some response to their last request, and [sent] circular 16 to the Paymaster General (p.25; p.51 is circular 16)
2 June 1866
the Pension Office received a response to circular 17 (p.25)
12 July 1866
the Pension Office received a response to circular 16 from the P.G., and told the attorney in person what was still needed in the case (p.25; p.49 is the response)
17 July 1866
Catharine Vanarsdall swore that her husband's name was Aaron K Vanasdall, 'Aaron R' was a clerical error (p.85)
19 Jan 1867
the Pension Office sent circulars 9, 17, and 28 to the Honorable S. I. Randall (p.25)
19 April 1867
the Pension Office sent circulars 9 and 28 to the claimant (p.25)
11 September 1867
the Pension Office [sent] circular 16 with an affidavit [from] Lt Shipley, the recruiting officer, and sent circulars 9 and 28 to the claimant (pp.25, 27 [circular 16])
'Especial attention called to attached affidavit of Lt, recruiting officer, Shipley' (p.27)
12 Sep 1867
attorney Joseph E Devitt & Co, revoking power of attorney to Bigelow Dynkop [?] + Co 'as she has lost all confidence in them and doubts their ability to prosecute her claim to a successful issue' (p.88)
18 Sep 1867
the Adjutant General's office sent the above-summarized information to the Pension Office (p.26)
30 September 1867
the Pension Office received a response from the Adjutant General (p.25)
20 Sep 1867
Catharine Vanarsdall (resident of Philadelphia) swore that Aaron died while home on furlough in Philadelphia on 26 August 1864 of typhoid fever contracted in the service, having been bedfast since his arrival home two weeks earlier (p.90)
Dr Hewey attended him then, but died about two months later, at Philadelphia (p.90)
she could not produce his furlough (p.90)
Aaron was in good health and never needed to see a physician before enlisting (p.90)
26 March 1868
Catharine Vanarsdall (resident of Philadelphia) applied for a pension under the act of 25 July 1866 (p.83)
one child, Catharine Vanarsdall born 30 June 1864 (p.83)
Aaron Vanarsdall left no other child by any marriage, and there was no public or church record of the birth (p.83)
witnesses: Mary Young and Emma M Rex (p.83)
26 March 1868
Catharine Vanarsdall swore that she hadn't been able to procure the testimony of a commissioned officer about when and where Aaron Vanarsdall contracted his disease (
26 March 1868
Mary Young and Emma Rex (residents of Philadelphia) deposed that Aaron was healthy for three years before enlisting and didn't need to see a physician (p.58)
Mary Young and Emma Rex (both residents of Philadelphia) deposed that Aaron K Vanarsdall died at Philadelphia of chronic diarrhoea contracted in the service on 26 August 1864 while on furlough from a hospital in New York, having been home on furlough for about 2 weeks, bedfast the whole time, apparently failing throughout that time from the disease, attended by a Dr Hewey (office on 6th st near Locust, who died about 2 months later) (p.59)
both depositions received 21 Apr 1868 (pp.58, 59)
26 March 1868
G W Rodearmel (late priv D 91 PA) and Robert R Anderson (late priv D 91 PA) swore that Aaron K Vanarsdall experienced sunstroke 'while in the actual line of his duty with his company and regiment while on the march at the time caused through fatigue and exposure to the heat of the sun which was very excessive that he also contracted the chronic diarrhoea at about the same time', became 'very feverish and exhibited the symptoms of the Camp Fever or Typhoid Fever' and was sent to the Field Hospital about July 1864, and thence to a hospital in New York Harbor; they were on duty with the company when he contracted that disease (p.60)
11 Apr 1868
the Pension Office sent circular 14 to [the Surgeon General's office??] (p.32)
14 April 1868
the Adjutant General's office sent information about George W Rodearmel to the Pension Office (p.62; see p.63 for the circular 16 requesting the information)
enlisted 26 Jan 1864, present July-Aug 1864 as private (p.62)
present and mustered out with company on 10 July 1865 (p.62)
14 April 1868
the Adjutant General's office sent information about Robert R Anderson to the Pension Office (p.61; see p.63 for the circular 16 requesting the information)
enlisted 2 Feb 1864, present July-Aug 1864 as private (p.61)
mustered on 10 July 1865 with company as sergeant (p.61)
11 Apr 1868
the Pension Office received a response to circular 28 etc. from Devitt + Co., and [sent] circular 14 [to] the 2nd auditor, and circular 14 [to] the Surgeon General, and circular 16 [to] the Adjutant General for service etc., of privates [???] Rudeman and Anderson (p.25; see p.47 for circular 14)
17 April 1868
the Pension Office received a response to circular. sent 11 April 1868, from the 2nd auditor (pp.25, 45 [response])
the Second Auditor's Office had issued Treasury Certificate 188,454 for Mrs Catharine Vanarsdall, widow of Aaron K, allowing her pay through 25 August 1864 (p.45)
18 April 1868
the Pension Office received a response from [illegible] about the [illegible] 'P + A' (p.25)
23 Apr 1868
the Surgeon General's office sent the above-summarized information to the Pension Office (p.33)
24 April 1868
the Pension Office received a response from the Adjutant General (p.25)
8 May 1868
'Pension Agent to cor [?]' (p.22)
14 October 1868
David H H Allen (brass finisher, residence Philadelphia, born Philadelphia, 25 years old) married Kate//Catharine Vanarsdall (residence Philadelphia, born Philadelphia, 25 years old), by Andrew Manship minister (Methodist ceremony) (pp.14, 16, 17, 66, 101, 155, 160)
received by the Pension Office 17 December 1900 (p.15), 2 March 1870 (p.16), 10 June 1904 (p.17)
27 Feb 1870
the Philadelphia Orphans' Court appointed Catharine Allen guardian of Catharine Allen, on $400 security (p.164)
28 Feb 1870
Pearson M Gilbert, 3218 Oxford St Philadelphia, and Edward E Fisher, 2149 Sharswood St Philadelphia, swore to Catherine Allen's identity (p.162)
2 March 1870
Catharine Vanarsdall, minor child of Aaron K, post office address 2218 Oxford St, Philadelphia, applied for a pension under the act of 14 July 1862 (application 141,323) (pp.155, 160)
attorney W N Ashman (pp.155, 161)
accepted 11 May 1870, for $8.00 per month retroactive to 15 October 1868, and ending 29 June 1880, payable to Catharine Allen (p.155)
certificate dated 16 May 1870 (p.167)
23 March 1870
'Arnold - 21 -' [?] [this note immediately follows a reference to minor's claim 185,047; I suspect it's related] (p.22)
25 March 1870
the Pension Office sent Catharine Allen a letter requesting repayment of $46.33, and warning her that unless she refunded it to the Pension Agent and sent his receipt for it to them, they would institute criminal proceedings against her for the crime of perjury and fraud (pp.22, 148-149, 166)
her address was 2218 Oxford St, Philadelphia PA (p.149)
she was paid through 14 March 1869, but remarried on 14 October 1868 (p.155)
11 April 1870
the US Pension Agency, Philadelphia, received $46.33 from Catharine Allen to repay her overdrawn pension as widow of Aaron K Vanarsdall (p.75 ($46.32); p.91 (overpaid $46.33), 150 ($46.33), 155)
13 June 1873
Catharine Allen applied for an increase in pension (p.156)
accepted 29 July 1873 for $8 + $2 additional, retroactive to 15 October 1868 (p.156)
no material evidence had been filed since 8 July 1870 (p.156)
certificate dated 27 August 1873 (p.168)
27 September 1900
David Allen (US Navy, invalid original pension 46356, O.W. and N Div.) sent the following information to the Bureau of Pensions (at their request) (p.34)
Mr David Allen, 2928 Fletcher St, Philadelphia Pa (p.34)
married to Catharine Allen, maiden name Catharine Reeves (p.34)
married on 14 October 1868, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Rev Andrew Manship (now deceased) (p.34)
not previously married, no children living (p.34)
received 1 October 1900 (p.34)
18 Sep 1900
David Allen, 57, 2928 Flecher St, Philadelphia, seaman on USS Juniata and Princeton, applied for a pension under the act of 27 June 1890 (pp.117, 129)
dated 15 September 1900 (p.129)
he had diabetes (p.129)
enlisted 14 February 1865 for 2 years as a landsman, discharged 6 July 1867 as a seaman (pp.117, 119, 129, 131, 132)
discharge states: 'An Excellent man and recommended for a Petty Officer' (p.131)
he was 21 years old at enlistment, born Philadelphia, occupation brass finisher, hazel eyes, brown hair, fair complexion 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, and has 'DADA' on his lfa [left forearm?] (pp.119, 132)
application 46356 (p.117)
attorney: Albert Schaeffer, 2105 N 8th St, Philadelphia (pp.117, 129)
witnesses John W Getz, George M Curtins (pp.129-130.)
27 Sep 1900
the Pension Office notified the attorney 'Marriage Circular to claimant (B)' (p.117)
29 Sep 1900
the Bureau of Pensions requested service information for David Allen (p.122)
5 Oct 1900
David Allen, 57, resident of Philadelphia, 2928 Fletcher St, swore that he was not in the military or naval service before 14 Feb 1865 or after 6 July 1867 (p.125)
9 Oct 1900
the Office of the Auditor for the Navy Department sent the following information to the Pension Office: David Allen enlisted 14 Feb 1865, served as Landsman on the Princeton to 24 Feb 1865, and as Landsman, Ordinary Seaman, and Seaman on the Juniata to 6 July 1867, when he was discharged (p.121)
13 October 1900
the Pension Office [sent to the] Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department for David Allen's descriptive list, and to the Surgeon General for reports of treatment (pp.117, 118, 119)
20 Oct 1900
the Bureau of Medicine & Surgery, Navy Department, informed the Bureau of Pensions that while he was assigned to the Juniata, he was admitted on 13 January 1866, with adenitis, right axilla; discharged to duty on 14 January 1866 (p.124)
30 Oct 1900
the Pension Office notified the attorney about the medical examination board in Philadelphia (p.117)
7 Nov 1900
David H Allen (married, 56 years old, b. Philadelphia), died of diabetes, 2928 W Fletcher St, Philadelphia, buried 11 Nov 1900 in Mt Peace Cemetery (pp.38, 66, 97, 101)
copy received by the Pension Office on 10 June 1904 (p.38)
16 Nov 1900
Catharine Allen (57, resident of Philadelphia) applied for a pension under the act of 27 June 1890 (pp.101, 128)
post office address 2928 Fletcher St, Philadelphia (p.101)
she applied as David Allen's widow (p.101)
David Allen enlisted on 14 February 1865 as a seaman in the Steamer Juniata (p.101)
he was honorably discharged at Philadelphia on 6 July 1867 (p.101)
attorney: Albert Schaeffer (2105 N 8th St, Philadelphia) (pp.101, 128)
witnesses: Ollive Naylor (2922 Fletcher) and Nellie Silcox (2227 N 30th St) (p.101)
received 19 Nov 1900 (pp.101, 133)
Catharine Allen, 2928 Fletcher St, widow of David Allen, seaman USS Princeton and Juniata USN, received a pension under the act of 27 June 1890 as amended by the act of 9 May 1900 (p.103)
$8 per month, retroactive to 19 November 1900 (pp.103, 116)
attorney Albert Schaeffer (fee $10) (pp.103, 133)
submitted for approval on 16 August 1901, approved 9 September 1901 (pp.103, 128)
certificate issued 21 September 1901, mailed 30 September 1901 (p.116)
28 Nov 1900
claimant's attorney was 'notified (B)' (p.134)
6 Dec 1900
the Pension Bureau sent to the widow [asking] for testimony showing the degree David Allen was disabled by diabetes from the date he applied for a pension until the date he died (p.117)
the Pension Bureau sent to the attorney about the death and remarriage, and dissolution of the prior marriage of the claimaint, whether the sailor had a prior marriage, whether there was a divorce, proof of property, income, and life insurance (p.134)
12 Dec 1890 [sic, but obviously 1900]
Olive Naylor, 60, resident of Philadelphia, post office address 2922 Fletcher St, and Nellie Silcox, 39, resident of Philadelphia, 2227 N 30th St, swore that helped Catharine Allen in the last moments of David Allen's death, that she had not remarried, that she has no property, and no income except her work (p.106)
12 Dec 1900
Catharine Allen, 57, post office address 2928 Fletcher St, Philadelphia, swore that David Allen never had any property (except for furniture), no person was bound to support her, and she owned no property (p.108)
received 17 Dec 1900 by the Pension Office (p.108)
12 Dec 1900
Catharine Allen, 57, 2928 Fletcher St, Philadelphia, swore that the minister (Andrew Manship) who married her and the only witness were deceased, that David Allen was not married before marrying her, that despite the name 'David H H Allen' on the marriage certificate he was enlisted and discharged under the name 'David Allen' (p.110)
12 Dec 1900
Catharine Allen, 57, 2928 Fletcher St, Philadelphia swore that David Allen was born on 28 October 1843, in Philadelphia, 'age 23 occupation a finisher' [at enlistment?], 2311 Wright St, Philadelphia, 5 feet 4-1/2 inches, complexion fair, eyes hazel, hair brown, no marks, [and lived at] 2218 Oxford St, 2225 Redner St, 16th and Parrish St, 2135 Nichals St, 4045 Wassan St, 3108 Arizona St, 2928 Fletcher St, and several others she didn't remember (p.112)
13 Dec 1900
the Philadelphia Health Office certified a copy of Aaron K Vanarsdall's death certificate (p.36)
13 Dec 1900
Benjamin Severs MD, 45 years old, resident of Philadelphia, post office address 2348 N 29th st, swore that he attended David Allen (2928 Fletcher St) the day he died, 7 November, at 830 PM; he could not do even the lightest work, was confined to his house mose of the time, and his family constantly cared for him (p.104)
25 Feb 1901
the Pension Bureau sent to the attorney [requesting] the client's affidavit about other marriages, Vanarsdall's service if any, her maiden name, proof of her marriage to the sailor, no other marriages by her or by the sailor (p.134)
4 March 1901
Catharine Allen, 57, 2928 Fletcher St, Philadelphia, swore that she was married only to Aaron K Vanarsdall and David Allen and various other facts (already mentioned above) (p.114)
George W Larence [sic] (58, 2714 W York St, Philadelphia) and Maria Lawrence (51, 2714 W York St, Philadelphia) swore they are married and were raised with Mrs Allen, and have always lived within a few squares of her; Mrs Allen's first marriage was to Aaron K Vanarsdall; she and David Allen lived together all their married life; his first marriage was to her; George H Lawrence however does not testify about her marriage to Vanarsdall because he didn't know Vanarsdall, since he was out of the city (p.135)
3 July 1901
the Pension Bureau requested the Special Examiner's Division to evaluate the credibility of, and to take depositions from, Geo + Maria Lawrence specifically about the marriage, which 'is sought to be established from cohabitation and reputation' (pp.134, 139)
7 Aug 1901
Geo D Sidman took Geo W Lawrence's deposition; he was 58 years old, a laborer, and his post office address was 2714 W York St, Philadelphia (p.141)
he knew Catharine Allen and David Allen from boyhood, all raised in this neighborhood; Mrs Allen was married twice, but he was in the army and therefore did not know her first husband; she had a daughter by him who now lives with her; he has no personal knowledge of his death; he can't say when or where she and David Allen married, but they lived together as man and wife for probably 25 years, they spoke of each other as husband and wife, and all their neighbors recognized them as man and wife; they had no children; Allen wasn't married prior to this marriage, and she hasn't remarried since his death 'so far as I know'; she has no property or means of any kind (pp.141-2)
Geo D Sidman also took Maria L Lawrence's deposition; she was 52 years old, kept house, and had post office address 2714 W York St, Philadelphia (p.143)
she knew Catharine Allen from early childhood; they are not in any way related, they were raised partly in the same neighborhood and were always intimate friends; she was married twice, first to VanArsdale (died a few weeks after his return from the war, which she knew of only from neighborhood reports at the time), with one child named Catharine now married and living with her mother; she [sc. Maria Lawrence] knew David Allen since 1864, his mother and hers were very intimate; he was in the Navy; she didn't know when the Allen's were married but it was after her marriage in 1868; they started living together about a year after her marriage and continued living together until his death, and all the neighbors knew and recognized them as husband and wife; she has no property or means of any kind (pp.143-144)
12 Aug 1901
Special Examiner Geo D Sidman reported a credibility inquiry and two depositions relating to Catharine Allen's claim (p.138)
9 September 1901
the board of review asked that when the pension certificate for pension [certificate? application?] 20214, Navy, for Allen, was issued that the papers be sent for action on an invalid claim (p.94)
apparently Allen 'alleged diabetes and there is no evidence showing its Existence even at time of death' (p.95)
25 May 1904
the Philadelphia Health Office certified another copy of Aaron K Vanarsdale's death certificate (p.40)
31 May 1904
the Board of Revision of Taxes found no property (real personal or mixed) assessed to Catharine Allen, David Allen, or Aaron K Vanarsdell in the 28th ward of Philadelphia, for 1903 or 1904 (p.73)
9 June 1904
Catharine Allen, 59, swore that her only marriages were to Aaron K Vanarsdall (5 Feb 1864) and David Allen (14 Oct 1868), and Vanarsdall was not married prior to his marriage to her, that she did not own or receive income from any property, that she had no income except from her own labor, and no person was legally bound for her support (p.68)
the only life insurance from her husband David Allen was $100 with Hancock Ins Co (Philadelphia) and $50 with Anna M Ross Post GAR Philadelphia PA (p.68)
9 June 1904
Sarah E Chancellor, 61, 2203 N Colorado St, Philadelphia, and Anna S Mayberry [?] 66 1309 N 12th S Philadelphia swore that they were Aaron K Varnasdall's sisters, personally knew that Aaron and Catharine were single before their marriage on 5 Feb 64, were never divorced, lived as husband and wife from their marriage until his death, that Catharine Allen did not remarry before her marriage to David Allen (14 Oct 68), and has no remarried since his death, that she has no income from any property or any source except her own daily labor, and that her only life insurance was $100 from Hancock Ins Co and $50 from Anna M Ross GAR Post (p.72)
10 June 1904
Catharine Vanarsdall now Allen applied from Philadelphia for renewal of pension under the act of 3 March 1901 (pp.66, 146 [for increase])
post office address 2928 W Fletcher St Philadelphia PA (p.66)
dated 9 June 1904 (p.66)
witnesses Sarah E Chancellor (2203 N Colorado St Philadelphia) and Anna E Mayberry (1309 N 12th St Philadelphia PA) (p.68)
she received $12 per month retroactive to 10 June 1904, deducting payments made since 10 June 1904 under certificate 14,574 as widow of David Allen, seaman US Navy, on USS Juniata, under the act of 27 June 1890 (pp.65, 66, 169)
she had received $8.00 per month as the widow of David Allen (under certificate 14,574), but was later pensioned at $12.00 per month as the widow of Aaron K Vanarsdall (p.97)
approved 19 August 1904 (p.65)
certificate issued 8 September 1904 and mailed 23 September 1904 (p.169)
6 July 1904
Catharine [?] Allen, 60, Philadelphgia, 2928 W Fletcher St, Philadelphia, swore thgat Aaron K Varnasdale, her former husband, was not in the military before 12 February 1864 (p.69)
23 Sep 1904
the Pension Office sent a letter to the Auditor asking for the date to which the pension was last paid (pp.22, 79)
the Pension Agent was instructed to drop Catharine Allen's name because pension certificate 112,570 was renewed; the auditor had been informed (p.116)
6 October 1904
the Treasury Department replied to the Pension Office that Catharine Vanarsdall was last paid at $10 in March 1869 to 4 March 1869, and refunded $46.32 (pp.79, 81)
10 Oct 1916
Catharine wrote the Pension Office to tell them her post office address had changed from 2327 N 29th St (Philadelphia) to 2224 N 30th St (Philadelphia) (p.77)
26 September 1916
Catharine's pension was increased to $20 per month, beginning 8 September 1916, under the act of 8 September 1916 (pp.65, 147)
Catharine swore to various facts supporting her application for a pension under section 2 of the act of 8 September 1916 (p.97)
2327 N 29th St, Philadelphia (p.147)
Joseph Ostroff and Francenia Talley witnesses (pp.97)
1 May 1920
she received $30 per month under the act of 1 May 1920 (p.169)
5 Aug 1926
Catharine requested an increase in her pension under the act of 3 July 1926, since she was the wife of Aaron K Vanarsdall during his service in the war (p.153)
2215 N 29th St, Philadelphia (p.153)
Catharine's pension was reissued under the act of 3 July 1926 (p.96)
she received $50 per month beginning 4 August 1926 (p.96)
it was submitted for for approval on 6 October 1926, and approved on 8 October 1926 (p.96)
certificated issued 13 August 1926 (p.169)
15 May 1928
Catharine Allen, 2215 N 29th St, Philadelphia, PA, was dropped from the pension rolls because of death on 18 April 1928 (p.20)
last paid at $50 per month through 4 April 1928 (p.20)

pension certificate file (cross reference)

[dependent's pension certificate file, certificate 141,323, minors of Aaron Vanarsdale (D), cross-reference to renewal of widow's certificate]
[abstracted 14 September 14, from 3 pages on Fold3]
15 October 1868 [??]
pension of $8 [??], or increased ?? [the card reads '$8. 68-10-15. [new line] Inc " " "'] (p.3)
29 June 1880
something happened with Catharine--probably the minor's pension ended, since she was born on 30 June 1864 [the card reads 'Catharine 80-6-29.' (p.3)
12 October 1904
consolidated with widow's certificate, certificate 112,570, renewal (p.2)

muster-out roll

[muster-out roll, 25 Dec 1863 to July 1865, company D, 91st PA]
[transcribed from a copy of one entry, in the widow's pension certificate file, Aaron K Vanarsdale]
[transcribed 7 December 2012, from page 54 of the digitized file, available on Fold3]


MUSTER-OUT ROLL of Captain Wm D Carpenter Co "D" in the Ninety First Regiment of Penna Vet Vols Volunteers [sic], commanded by Colonel E M Gregory called into the service of the United States by The President at Bealton Va (the place of general rendezvous) on the 26" [?] day of December, 1863, to serve for the term of Three Years, from the date of enrollment, unless sooner discharged; from the 26" day of December, 1863 (when mustered) to the [blank] day of July, 1865, [blank]. The Company was organized by Capt Joseph C [sic] Sinex at Philadelphia, in the month of September, 1861, and marched thence to [blank], where it arrived the [blank] of [blank], a distance of [blank] miles.
NUMBER OF EACH GRADE.17
NAMES
PRESENT AND ABSENT.
(Privates in alphabetical order--the first christian name to be written full length.)
Died
Vanarsdale Aaron
RANK.Private
AGE.21
JOINED FOR SERVICE AND ENROLLED AT GENERAL RENDEZVOUS--
COMMENCEMENT OF FIRST PAYMENT BY TIME.
WHEN.Feby 12th /64
WHERE.Philadelphia
BY WHOM.Lt Shipley
PERIOD.3 yrs
MUSTERED INTO SERVICE.WHEN.Feby 15 /64
WHERE.Philadelphia
BY WHOM.Lt Hildebran
LAST PAID.BY PAYMASTER.Pay due from Enlistment
TO WHAT TIME.
TRAVELLINGTo place of rendezvous, No. of miles.[blank]
From place of discharge home, No. of miles.[blank]
SUBSISTANCE AND FORAGE,
Furnished by themselves since the muster into service.
SUBSISTENCE
No. days.
[blank]
FORAGE.
No. days
[blank]
[written over the previous headings is:] Clothing [illegible] Soldier not
AMOUNT for clothing in kind, or in money advanced.Dolls. Cts.[blank]
VALUE OF equipments, arms, &c., received from the United States, to be paid for if lost or destroyed.Dolls. Cts.[blank]
[written over the previous headings is:] All [???] Returned
VALUATION, in dollars, of Horses.[blank]
Horse Equipments.[blank]
[written over the previous headings is:] Bounty Paid Due
REMARKS. [I did not trancribe the lengthy description of the required remarks]Augt 7th 1864 of disease

[written across the middle of the table:]
Adjutant Generals [sic] Office
Harrisburg March 2d 1866

I certify the foregoing to be a true extract from the original Muster Out Roll of Co D 91st Regt Penn Vols on file in this Dept


A. L. Russell
Adj't Genl Penna

[I did not transcribe the headings for the recapitulations, which are blank]

I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, that this Muster Roll exhibits the true state of Capt Wm H Carpenter Company "D" of the 91st P V V for the period herein mentioned; that each man answers to his own proper name in person; that the remarks set opposite the name of each officer and soldier and accurate and just, and that the valuation of all horses and horse equipments since the muster into service, was made by disinterested and good judges, and at fair and just rates.

(Signed) Wm H Carpenter
Capt Co "D" 91st PVV
Comdg Compy

I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, that I have at Camp in the Field, on this tenth day of July, 1865, carefully examined this Roll, and, as far as practicable, caused the allowances, stoppages, and remarks to be justly and properly stated; and mustered the Company for discharge; and it is hereby honorably discharged from the service of the United States.


(Signed) R H Pond
Brvt Capt USA
Mustering Officer.
MUSTER. . DATE July 10th 1865 Station Camp in the Field

death register

[death register, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, page 292, 26 August 1864, Aaron K Vanarsdale]
[transcribed 23 December 2012, from FamilySearch]

DATE OF REGISTRATION. [1864 Septemb 5th [?]]
NAME OF DECEASED. Aaron K Vanarsdall
COLOR. WHITE
SEX. MALE
AGE. 20 " [sc. ms sic]
CONDITION. " [sc. single]
DATE OF DEATH. 1864 " [sc. Aug.] " [sc. 26th]
CAUSE OF DEATH. Inflammation S. + Bowels
ATTENDING PHYSICIAN. Jno. Furey [sic]
OCCUPATION OF DECEASED. Hose Maker [sic]
WHERE BORN. " [sc. Philada]
WHEN A MINOR, NAME OF FATHER AND MOTHER. Eliza Vanarsdale
WARD. 20
STREET AND NO. 1348 Prospect St
DATE OF BURIAL. 1864 " [sc. Aug] 30th
PLACE OF BURIAL. " [sc. Philanthropic Cemy]

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Aaron K Vanarsdale, 26 August 1864]
[transcribed 23 December 2012, from FamilySearch]

RETURN OF A DEATH,
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Aaron K Vanarsdale
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, Twenty years [sic]
5. Single [sic]
6. Date of Death, Twenty sixth day of August 1864
7. Cause of Death, Inflamation [sic] of Stomach + Bowel [sic]
John Huey [?] M.D.
Residence, No 600 Locust St.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE, IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Hose [sic] Maker
9. Place of Birth, Philada Pa
10. When a Minor, Name of Father, [blank] Name of Mother, Eliza Vanarsdale
11. Ward, 20th Ward
12. Street and Number, 1348 Prospect st
13. Date of Burial, Aug 30th 1864
14. Place of Burial, Philanthropic Cemetery
Jno C Rulon UNDERTAKER.
Residence, 1308 Vine St.

[1865 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 335:] 'Huey John, M.D., 600 Locust'
[1865 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 587:] 'Rulon John C., undertaker, 1313 Vine'

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