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William H Myers

Before the war

He was born in 1836/37, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 7 (24 in 1861), 12 (35 in 1872), 13 (36 in 1870), 14 (32 in 1870), 15 (23 in 1860). place: 7, 12, 13, 15]

He married Maria [unknown family name]. She was born in 1838/39, in Pennsylvania. They apparently had at least these three children:

[sources: 13, 14, 15]

In 1860, he was living in ward 12, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with Maria (presumably his wife), and Fanny (presumably their daughter). He was a laborer. [source: 15]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair. He had a scar over his right eye, and a blue star [?] on the back of his left hand. [source: 7]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861 . He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Reiff. He was a private in company C. [sources: 1, 7, 8, 9 (Lt Col Reiff), 18]

He was appointed corporal on 21 September 1861. [source: 4]

He was promoted from corporal to fifth sergeant on 24 December 1861, when Charles Evans was reduced to the ranks. [sources: 3, 4, 5]

He was discharged at Falmouth, Virginia, on 30 March 1863 on surgeon's certificate of disability. He was then a sergeant in company C. [sources: 1, 2, 6, 9, 17, 18]

After the war

In 1870, he was living at 3 Coates Street, ward 12, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with Maria (presumably his wife), with Fanny, William, and George (presumably their children), and with Maria Cole. He was a constable, and owned $500 in real estate. [sources: 13, 14]

In 1870-71, he was a constable, living at rear 341 Coates. [source: 16]

In 1872-73, he was a constable, living at 4 Kessler Place. (Kessler Place went north from 341 Coates Street.) [source: 16]

On 30 June 1872, he died, at Coates Street below 3rd, ward 12, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died of delirium tremens. He was a constable when he died. He was buried in American Mechanics Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 10, 11, 12]

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) (William H Myers)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 30 March 1863 (Sergt Meyers)

3 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 1, sergeants (Wm H Myers)

4 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 1, corporals (Wm H Myers)

5 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 2, sergeants (Wm H Myers)

6 company C, register of men discharged, number 14 (William H Myers)

7 company C, descriptive roll, number 8 (William H Myers)

8 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 1 [crossed out] (William H Myers)

9 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 8 (William H Myers)

10 records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903 (William H Myers)

11 Find a grave, memorial 35324365, created by AlbqFirefly 29 March 2009, accessed 29 December 2014 (William H Myers)

12 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 30 June 1872 (William H Myers)

13 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 12, district 36, microfilm series M593, film 1396, page 240 recto = 133 handwritten (FamilySearch) (H William Myers)

14 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 12, district 36, 2nd enumeration, microfilm series M593, film 1424, page 536 recto = 43 handwritten (Wm H Myers)

15 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 12, division 2, microfilm series M653, film 1162, page 298 = 78 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Wm Meyers)

16 Philadelphia city directories

17 letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 3 April 1863, camp near Falmouth Virginia, in his father's pension certificate file, WC 134,972 (W H Myers)

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William H Myers)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed 29 December 2014)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 29 December 2014)

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William H Myers in the 91st PA database

city directories

[transcribed 29 December 2014, from Fold3]
1870 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1146
Myers William H., constable, h r 341 Coates
1871 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1072
Myers William H., constable, h r 341 Coates
1872 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1009
Myers William H., constable, h 4 Kessler's pl
[p.68] KESSLER'S PL, N fr 341 Coates. 12th Ward. Left. -- Rt. 1 Coates
1873 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 984
Myers William H., constable, h 4 Kessler pl

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 12, division 2, microfilm series M653, film 1162, page 298 = 78 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely; see the 1870 census, 2nd enumeration, entry transcribed below]
line234
Dwelling number544  
Family number628  
NameWm MeyersMaria "Fanny "
Age23301
SexMFF
Color   
OccupationLaborer  
Value of real estate owned   
Value of personal estate   
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]""
Married within year   
Attended school within year   
Cannot read & write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 12, district 36, microfilm series M593, film 1396, page 240 recto = 133 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely; see the 1870 census, 2nd enumeration, entry transcribed below]
line161718192021
Dwelling-house number937     
Family number1052     
NameMyers H William- Maria- Fanny- William- GeorgeCole Maria
Age363194164
Sex" [sc. M]F"M"F
Color" [sc. W]"""""
OccupationConstableKeep house    
Real estate value500     
Personal estate value      
Birthplace" " [sc. Penna]" "" "" "" "" "
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born1     
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 ...      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 12, district 36, 2nd enumeration, microfilm series M593, film 1424, page 536 recto = 43 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) the address matches (closely enough) the address in the death certificate]


Coates Street
line202122232425
Dwelling-house number3     
Family number      
NameWm H MyersMaria "Fanny "William "George "Maria Cole
Age3231115265
SexMFFMMF
Color      
Occupation      
Real estate value      
Personal estate value      
Birthplace      
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year      
Can't read      
Can't write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 4 February 2015, from Fold3]


Myers William H.
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corp. | Sergt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

headstone

[records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903]
[transcribed from FamilySearch, 29 December 2014]


Myers William H
Sergt Co C, Regt. 91" Pa Inft
Cemetery Mechanics
City or Town Philadelphia
County and State Pa
Grave [blank]
Date of death June 30 1872
Headstone supplied [blank] by W. H. F S [illegible]
Lee [illegible]
Contract dated Sept 28 1886

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 30 June 1872, William H Myers]
[transcribed 29 December 2014, from FamilySearch]


RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.

PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, William H. Myers
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, Thirty five years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, June 30th
7. Cause of Death, Delirium Tremens
A H M Adam M.D.
Residence, 5 + Brown
8. Occupation, Constable
9. Place of Birth, Phil
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 12th
12. Street and Number Coates [?] Below 3d st
13. Date of Burial, July 2/ 72
14. Place of Burial Mechanic Cem
Geo Thumlest Undertaker.
Residence, 424 Poplar st.

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