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Joseph (or John?) Brown Gehrig

Before the war

He was born on 22 February 1842, in Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, to George E Gehrig and Elizabeth Huy. [sources: date: 11, 14 (1842), 15 (1843); 3 (19 in 1861), 4 (15 in 1860), 8 (5 in 1850), 9 (26 in 1870), 10 (40 in 1880), 11 (57 in 1900), 12 (68 in 1910). place: 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14. parents: 4, 8, 14]

In 1850, he was living in Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was living with George and Elizabeth Gehrig (presumably his parents) and other Gehrigs (presumably his siblings). He had attended school within the year. [source: 8]

In 1860, he was living in Milton Borough, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Elisabeth Gehrig (presumably his mother), and various other Gehrig's (presumably his siblings). He had attended school within the year. [source: 4]

When he enlisted, he was a boatman. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 6 feet 1-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, dark eyes, and light hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He also served in company E of the 74th Pennsylvania. He also served in company E of the 28th Pennsylvania Militia Infantry. [sources: 5, 6 (E 7), 7]

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 October 1861. He enlisted for three years, at Milton, Pennsylvania, by Captain Kayser. He was a private in company F. [sources: 1, 3, 5, 16]

He was discharged at Alexandria, Virginia, on surgeon's certificate of disability, on 21 August 1862. He was a private, in company F. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 5, 16]

After the war

In 1867/68, he married Susan Caroline [unknown family name]. She was born on 4 July 1843. In 1900, she had had seven children, four of whom were alive; their children include:

[sources: 9, 10, 11, 15]

In 1870, he was living in Borough of Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Caroline (presumably his wife), Leonora (presumably their daughter), and Rebecca and Arvilla [?] Frick [?]. He was a laborer. He owned $100 in personal property. [source: 9]

On 12 September 1879, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 5, 6]

In 1880, he was living in Turbot [?] Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Susan C, children William, Warren, John J, and Lenora H, and his stepdaughter Arvilla Frick. He was a laborer. He had heart disease. [source: 10]

In 1890, he was living in Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. [source: 7]

In 1900, he was living at 265 Filbert Street, 4th ward, Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Susan C Gehrig. He was a teamster. [source: 11]

On 15 August 1905, his wife, Susan C Gehrig, died. She was buried in the Harmony Cemetery, Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. [source: 15]

In 1910, he was living on Center Avenue, North Ward, Schuylkill Haven Borough, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his daughter Leonora and her family. He was living on his own income. [source: 12]

On 24 September 1911, he died, at Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. He was a laborer. He died of an ulcer of the stomach, with hemorrhages from the stomach (for 6 days) as a contributory cause. On 28 September 1911, he was buried in the Harmony Cemetery, Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 13, 14, 15]

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) (John B Gehrig)

2 company F, register of men discharged (J. B. Gehrig)

3 company F, descriptive roll, #64 (Joseph [sic] B Gehrig)

4 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton Borough, microfilm series M653, film 1149, page 394 = 213 handwritten (Joseph B Gehrig)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (J Brown Gehrig)

6 pension index, by name (J Brown Gehrig)

7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton Township, page 2, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 130 (Joseph B Gehrig)

8 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Borough of Milton, microfilm series M432, film 804, page 69 (also stamped '155') (Joseph Gehrig)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Borough of Milton, microfilm series M593, film 1384, page 41 = 23 handwritten (Brown Gehrig)

10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Turbut [?] Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 164, microfilm series T9, film 1164, page 440 = 22 B handwritten (Brown Gehrig)

11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton, 4th ward, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 133, microfilm series T623, film 1449, page 299 = 10 B handwritten (Joseph B Gehrig)

12 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Schuylkill Haven Borough, North Ward, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 81, microfilm series T624, film 1419, page 58 = 11 A handwritten (Joseph B Gehrig)

13 Pennsylvania death indices, 1911 (accessed 29 June 2012) "Gehrig, Joseph B.; 88480; Schuylkill Haven; Sept. 24." (Joseph B Gehrig)

14 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, 24 September 1911, file # 88,480 (Joseph Brown Gehrig)

15 Find a grave, memorial 95929958, created by Barry Keefer, added 25 August 2012 (identity is confirmed by reference on the pictured tombstone to his service in the 91st) (J Brown Gehrig)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Brown Gehrig)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1920 US census
Ancestry and HeritageQuest indices (accessed March 2009)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed March 2009)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 4 April 2011
several gedcom's have George Gehrig married to Elizabeth Huy, with no dates or information about their children (accessed 8 December 2012)
Pennsylvania death indices
1910 (accessed 29 June 2012)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 8 Dec 12)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 8 Dec 12)

Display


J Brown Gehrig in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Joseph Brown Gehrig in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Borough of Milton, microfilm series M432, film 804, page 69 (also stamped '155')]
[identification is likely, given his parents' names (see the death certificate) and location (see the company descriptive roll, entry 3 above)]
line31323334353637383940
Dwellings visited218         
Families visited228         
NameGeorge E GehrigElizabeth GehrigJohn "Benjamin "Louis "Sophia "William H H "Joseph "Isaac "Albert "
Age4843211813119538/12
SexMFMMMFMMMM
Color          
Occupation of males over 15 yearsCarpenter         
Real estate owned          
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa
Married within year          
Attended school within year    111   
Over 20 & can't read/write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton Borough, microfilm series M653, film 1149, page 394 = 213 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the 1860 census entry transcribed above]
line232425262728293031
Dwelling number1530        
Family number1520      1521 
NameElisabeth GehrigSophia A "Wm H H "Joseph B "Isaac H "Albert "Elisabeth H "James GehrigAdelade "
Age53211915131182320
SexFFMMMMFMF
Color         
Occupation  Boatman    Miller 
Value of real estate owned         
Value of personal estate         
Place of birthPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPaPa
Married within year         
Attended school within year   1111  
Cannot read & write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Borough of Milton, microfilm series M593, film 1384, page 41 = 23 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line56789
Dwelling-house number168    
Family number176    
NameGehrig Brown- Caroline- LeonoraFrick [?] Rebecca Arvilla [?]
Age26289/12116
SexMFFFF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationLaborerKeeping houseat homeat homeat home
Real estate value     
Personal estate value100    
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born     
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year  Oct  
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year   11
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, Northumberland County, Turbut [?] Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 164, microfilm series T9, film 1164, page 440 = 22 B handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the child in the 1910 census entry transcribed below, and the location in the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed below]
line10111213141516
street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #200      
family visit #226      
nameGehrig Brown- Susan C- William- Warren- John J- Lenora HFrick Arvilla
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMMMFF
age40408411116
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeSonSonSonDaughterStep Daughter
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationLaborerKeeping house   at schoolat home
months unemployed       
currently ill?Heart Disease      
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year  1  1 
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton Township, page 2, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 130]
[identification is probable given the reference to his service in the 74th PA]

[line] 18
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] Joseph B Gehrig
[rank] Private
[company] E
[unit] 74 PV
[enlistment date] Feb 28 1865
[discharge date] Aug 1 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 5 [months] [blank? days]
[post office address] Milton Northumberland Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton, 4th ward, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 133, microfilm series T623, film 1449, page 299 = 10 B handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the 1910 census entry transcribed below and the 1890 veterans schedule entry transcribed above]
line5960
streetFilbert Street
house number265 
dwelling number239 
family number239 
nameGehrig Joseph B- Susan C
relationshipHeadWife
colorWW
sexMF
birth dateFeb 1843July 1841
age5758
married?MM
# years married3232 [?]
mother of how many children? 7
# of children living 4
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year  
# years in USA  
naturalized citizen?  
occupationTeamster 
# months not employed0 
# months in school  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
speaks Englishyesyes
owned/rented[blank] 
free or mortgaged  
farm/houseH 
# of farm schedule  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Schuylkill Haven Borough, North Ward, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 81, microfilm series T624, film 1419, page 58 = 11 A handwritten]
[the preceding households are headed by Alice A Gehrig (38) and Robert C Gehrig (36), and the next household is headed by B Franklin Gehrig (77).]
[identification is likely, given the location and his place of death]
line35363738
streetCenter Avenue
house nr    
dwelling nr239   
family nr247   
nameGehrig George E.- Leonora H.- Franklin J.- Joseph B.
relationshipHeadWifeSonFather in law
sexMFMM
colorWWWW
age48391968
marital statusM1M1SWd
#years present marriage2121  
mother of # children 1  
mother of # living children 1  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated    
naturalized/alien    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationCar MarkerNoneSweeperOwn Income
nature of industry etc.Car shop Car shop 
employer etc.W W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No No 
# weeks out of work 1909    
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  no 
owned/rentedR   
owned free or mortagaged    
farm/houseH   
nr on farm schedule    
civil war vet   UA
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 17 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Gehrig, Joseph Brown
     Joseph B
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, 24 September 1911, file # 88,480, Joseph Brown Gehrig]
[obtained from Pennsylvania Division of vital records, 7 December 2012; transcribed 8 December 2012]


CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Bureau of Vital Records
File No. 88480
Registered No. 291
Registration District No. 875 [?]
Primary Registration District No. 1446
1. PLACE OF DEATH
County of Schuylkill
Township of [blank]
Borough of Sch. Haven
City of [blank]
(No. [blank] Centre Avenue, North Ward.)
2. FULL NAME Joseph Brown Gehrig ['Joseph' is written above 'FULL NAME']

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Male
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Widower
6. DATE OF BIRTH Feb 22 1842
7. AGE 69 yrs 7 mos. 2 ds.
8. OCCUPATION
(a) Trade, profession, or particular kind of work Laborer
(b) General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which employed (or employer) [blank]
9. BIRTHPLACE Penna
10. NAME OF FATHER George Gehrig
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Penna
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Elizabeth Huy [?]
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Penna
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
(Informant) Mrs Geo Gehrig (Address) Schulkill Haven
15. Filed 10-8-1911 C. A. Moyer Local Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Sept 16 1911, to Sept 24 1911, that I last saw him alive on Sept 24 1911 and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 6:48 PM. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Ulcer of Stomach (Duration) [blank] yrs. [blank] mos. 18 ds.
Contributory (Secondary) Hemorrhages from Stomach (Duration) [blank] yrs. [blank] mos. 6 ds.
(Signed) J. A. Lissig M.D.
Sept 22 1911 (Address) Sch. Haven Pa.
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (For Hospitals, Institutions, Transients, or Recent Residents) [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Milton
DATE OF BURIAL Sep 28 1911
20. UNDERTAKER D. W. Wagner [?]
ADDRESS Schuyl Haven

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