He was born in January [?] 1836 (19; 10 (41 in 1880), 13 (25 in 1861), 14 (27 in ?1863), 17 (33 in 1870), 18 (24 in 1860), 19 (63 in 1900), 20 (73 in 1910), 21 (83 in 1920), 23 (8 in 1850)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23 [NJ]).
In 1850, he was living in Harrison Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey (23). He was living with Lewis and Sarah Zane (presumably his parents), along with others (presumably his siblings (23).
In 1860, he was living in ward 13 of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (18). He was a painter (18). He was living with Sarah Zane (perhaps his mother) and Hannah Conover (18)
When he enlisted, he was a painter, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13, 14).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 3-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (13, 14).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 19 September 1861 (1, 13, 14 [as corp], 15, 16). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (13). He was a private, in company A (1, 17).
He was an outspoken advocate of McClellan--some of the soldiers even called him 'McClellan' until the end of the war (2)! But by the 1864 election, even he had stopped defending McClellan (2).
On (or effective) 17 June 1863, he was promoted to 2nd corporal of company A (12).
He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (22).
On 10 August 1863, he returned to his company, from being absent sick (11).
He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 24 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 14).
In May or June 1864, he lost one Springfield rifle musket and accoutrements (5).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 14, 15, 16). He was a sergeant, in company A (17).
In 1870, he was living in Salem, Salem County, New Jersey (17). He was a house painter, and owned $1000 in real property and $100 in personal property (17). He was living with his wife Martha (27, born in New Jersey), and four daughters (17):
In 1880, he was living in Salem, Salem County, New Jersey (10). He was a house painter (10). He was living with his wife Martha Zane (38, born in New Jersey), and his daughters Ida S Zane (15, born in NJ), Florence V Zane (13, born in NJ), Sallie M Zane (12, born in NJ), and Arabella C Zane (10, born in NJ) (10).
In 1890, he was living in Salem, Salem County, New Jersey (16).
On 21 May 1895, and on 18 February 1907, he applied successfully from New Jersey for a pension (7, 15).
In 1900, he was living in Salem, Salem County, New Jersey (19). He was a painter [?] (19). He was widowed, and was living with his daughters Ida and Virginia (19).
In 1910, he was living in Salem, Salem County, New Jersey (20). He had no occupation (20). He was probably living in the same house as his daughter Ida and her husband (20).
In 1920, he was living in Salem, Salem County, New Jersey (21). He was retired (21). He was living with his daughter and son-in-law (21). (21).
He died on 23 July 1922 [?], at Salem, New Jersey (15).
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 T[homas] F Walter. 'Personal recollections and experiences of an obscure soldier'. Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail volume 3, number 36, 16 Aug 1884, p.1
3 T[homas] F Walter. 'Personal recollections and experiences of an obscure soldier'. Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail volume 3, number 51, p.1
4 special order 99, HQ 91st PA, 1 October 1863
5 letter, Lentz to Bennett, 16 July 1864
6 special order 38, HQ 91st PA, 27 June 1865 (Simeon L Zane)
7 pension index, by name (Simeon S [?] Zane)
8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 20 March 1863 (Pri Zane)
9 enlisted men's furloughs (Simeon Zane)
10 1880 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Salem, West Ward, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 148, page 44 handwritten = page 179d (Simeon L Zane)
11 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 10 August 1863 (Corpl Zane [?])
12 register of non-commissioned officers, co.A (Simeon L Zane)
13 company A descriptive roll, entry 65 (Simeon L [?] Zane)
14 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (Simeon L Zane [rolls also have 'Simion'])
15 pension index, by regiment (Simeon L Zane)
16 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, New Jersey, Salem County, Salem, supervisor's district 2 [?], enumeration district 45, page  (Simeon Zane)
17 1870 US census New Jersey, Salem County, Salem, page 51 handwritten = page 171 (Simeon Zane)
18 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, ward 13, page 798 = page 378 handwritten (Simion Zane)
19 1900 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Salem Township, Salem City, superivsor's district 6, enumeration district 183, microfilm series T623, film 993, page 212 = 5B handwritten (Simeon Zane)
20 1910 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Salem, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 159, microfilm seriues T624, film 908, page 242 (Simmeon [sic] Zane)
21 1920 US census, New Jersey, Salem County, Salem, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T625, film 1067, page 273 = handwritten sheet 8B (Simeon L Zane)
22 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Simeon L Zane)
23 1850 US census, New Jersey, Gloucester County, Harrison Township, microfilm series M432, film 451, page 57 = 113-114 handwritten (Simeon Zane)
17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Simeon L Zane)
|Name||Lewis J Zane||Sarah||Isaac||Elizabeth||Martha||Simeon||Harriet||Sarah|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Labourer||Labourer|
|Real estate owned||60|
|Birthplace||" [sc. N.J.||"||N.J.||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|[on line 19, the dwelling number is 2567, and on line 28 it is 2568]|
|Name||Simion [sic] Zane||Sarah do||Hannah Conover|
|Value of real estate owned||1700|
|Value of personal estate||500||3500|
|Place of birth||do [sc. Penna]||do||N. Jersey|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Zane Simeon||Martha||Ida||Flora||Sarah||Arabell [?]|
|Occupation||House Painter||Keep House|
|Real estate value||1000|
|Personal estate value||100|
|Birthplace||Pa||New Jersy [sic]||Pa||"||"||New Jersy [sic]|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year||Jan|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|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||Hedge Street|
|dwelling visit #||5|
|family visit #||5|
|name||Zane Simeon S||- Martha||- Ida S||- Flarance V||-Sallie M||- Arabella C|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||House Painter||Keeping house|
|school this year||1||1||1||1|
|birthplace||Pennsylvania||New Jersey||New Jersey||New Jersey||New Jersey||New Jersey|
|street||[illegible street name]|
|house number||165 1/2|
|name||Zane, Simeon||- Ida||- Virginia|
|birth date||Jan [?] 1836||Dec 1865||Oct 1867|
|# years married|
|mother of how many children?|
|# of children living|
|birthplace||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania [?]||Pennsylvania [?]|
|mother's birthplace||Pennsylvania||New Jersey [?]||New Jersey [?]|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed||10 [?]|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Newtial [??] Lydia||Zane Simmeon [sic] L||Fowler [??] Allen||- Ida L|
|['Head' is written in, and crossed out, in Simeon Zane's line]|
|#years present marriage||9||9|
|mother of # children||4||0|
|mother of # living children||3||0|
|birthplace||New Jersey||Pennsylvania||New Jersey||New Jersey|
|father's birthplace||New Jersey||Pennsylvania||New Jersey||New Jersey|
|mother's birthplace||New Jersey||Pennsylvania||New Jersey||New Jersey|
|nature of industry etc.||Private family||Hotel||Dry Goods Store|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0||0||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|
|house number||165 [?]|
|dwelling visit number||204|
|family visit number||205|
|name||Fowler Allen||- Mrs [?] Lida [?]||Zane Simeon L|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)|
|age at last birthday||55||50||83|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|birth place||New Jersey||New Jersey||Pennsylvania|
|father's birthplace||New Jersey||Pennsylvania||New York|
|father's native language|
|mother's birthplace||New Jersey||Pennsylvania||New York|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||yes||yes||yes|
|number of farm schedule|