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John G Hillsee

Before the war

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 7, 8). He was born in 1818/19 (5 (43 in 1862), 7 [47 in 1860], 8 [58 at death in 1868]).

In 1860, he was living in ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with Fanny (presumably his wife), and Charles, Alfred, Edward, Joseph, Mary, John, and George (presumably their children) (7). He was a dealer, and owned $3,000 in real estate and $500 in personal property (7).

When he enlisted, he was a tailor [?] (5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, gray eyes, and gray hair (5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 3 September 1862 (1, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory (5). He was a private in company F (1, 10, 11).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (6).

On 6 November 1863, he was returned to duty from the ambulance corps (2).

He was discharged at camp near Paoli Mills, Virginia, on 24 November 1863 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 3, 4, 5). He was a private, in company F (10, 11).

After the war

On 26 January 1868, he died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of supposed disease of the heart (8, 9). He died at, or was buried from, 742 South Sixth Street, 4th ward, which was his son-in-law's house (James J Ashmen) (8, 9). He was a core maker (8). He was married (8). On 30 January 1868, he was buried at Lafayette Cemetery (8). Members of Paschal Iron Works Beneficial Society were invited to attend the funeral (9).

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 G Hillsee)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 6 November 1863 (Priv Hillsee [?])

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 25 November 1863 (John G Hilsee)

4 company F, register of men discharged (John G Hilsee)

5 company F, descriptive roll, #112 (John H Hilsee)

6 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (John G Hilsee)

7 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, precinct 8, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 433 = 173 handwritten (John G Hilsee)

8 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 26 January 1868 (John G Hilsee)

9 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 29 January 1868, page 2 (John G Hilsee)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John G Hillsee)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John G Hilsee)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed February 2007)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, precinct 8, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 433 = 173 handwritten]
line181920212223242526
Dwelling number1237        
Family number1423        
NameJohn G HilseeFanny "Charles "Alfred "Edward "Joseph "Mary "John "George "
Age4743201715121184
SexMFMMMMFMM
Color         
OccupationDealer Dealer" "" "    
Value of real estate owned3000        
Value of personal estate500        
Place of birth" [sc. Penn]N JerseyPenn""""""
Married within year         
Attended school within year     1 1 
Cannot read & write 11      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 9 Jun 2014, from Fold3]


Hillsee John G
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 9 June 2014]

Hilsee John G
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvanai Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Hillsee John G

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 26 January 1868, John G Hilsee]
HEALTH OFFICE.
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.
1. Name of Deceased, John G. Hilsee
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 58 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, January 26th 1868
7. Cause of Death, Supposed Disease of the Heart
For the Health Officer, Geo E Chambers Registrar.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Core Maker
9. Place of Birth, Philada
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 4th
12. Street and Number, No 742 S 6th St
13. Date of Burial, Jany 30th 1868
14. Place of Burial, Lafayette Cemetery
D H Bowen & Son UNDERTAKERS
Residence, 818 S 2nd St

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 29 January 1868, page 2, John G Hilsee]

HILSEE--Suddenly, on the evening of the 26th inst., JOHN G HILSEE, aged 58 years

The relatives and friends of the family and the members of Paschal Iron Works Beneficial Society are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the residence of his son in law, James J Ashmen, 742 South Sixth street, on Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock.


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