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Benjamin Strang

Before the war

He was born in 1816/17 (3 (45 in 1861), 4 (45 in 1861), 6 (45 in 1861), 8 (46 in 1860), 9 (58 in 1870), 10 (60 in 1870), 11 (66 in 1880), 14 (64 at death in 1881)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6, 8 [New Jersey], 9 [New Jersey], 11 [New Jersey], 14 [New Jersey]).

In 1860, he was living in the first ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Patience and daughters Jane, Emma, and Sarah (8). He was a purveyor [?], and owned $150 in personal property (8).

When he enlisted, he was a teamster (6).

Before the war

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a light complexion, light eyes, and dark hair (6).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 3 October 1861 (1, 3, 4, 6). He was enlisted for three years, by Lieutenant Pierce (3, 4, 6). He was mustered in as a private, in company D (1, 3, 4, 16).

He was transferred to company F on 31 October 1861 (2).

He was discharged at Carroll Hill Barracks, Washington DC, on 6 May 1862 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 4, 5, 6). He was a private, in company F (16).

After the war

On 24 November 1862, he applied for a pension, which he eventually received (7, 12 [24 Nov 1862], 13).

In 1870, he was living in the 1st ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9, 10). He was living with his wife Patience, and daughters Emma and Josephine (10). He was a house carpenter, and owned $200 in personal property (9).

He was dropped from the pension roll on 5 March 1878, because his disability existed before his service (12). He requested reconsideration (12). The Pension Bureau refused to reconsider their decision, because they thought the "adverse evidence ... nearly conclusive" (12). He was living at 1409 Rye Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, either in 1878, or in 1881 (when the report was written) (12).

In 1880, he was living in the rear of 524 Christian Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Patience, and daughters Josephine and Anna (11). He was a house carpenter (11).

On 10 [?] May 1881, he died, of phthisis pulmonalis (14). He was married (14). He died at, or was buried from, 108 Wilson [?] Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14). He was buried on 15 [?] May 1881, at the St Paul's ME Church Burial Ground (14).

On 4 [?] March 1889, his widow, Patience Strang, applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (7, 13).

On 27 October 1890, his widow, Patience Strang, died, of senile debility (15). She died at, or was buried from, 316 Marriott Street, 2nd ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). She was buried at St Paul's Ground (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) (Benjamin Strang)

2 company D, register of men transferred, entry 15 (Benjamin Strang)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 10 August 2004 (Benjamin Strang [co.D])

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 10 August 2004 (Benjamin Strang [co.F])

5 company F, register of men discharged (Benjamin Strang)

6 company F, descriptive roll, #17 (Benjamin Strang)

7 pension index, by name (Benjamin Strang)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, first ward, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 112 = 112 handwritten (Benjamin Strang)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1st ward, microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 571 = 240 handwritten (Benjamin Strang)

10 1870 US census (second enumeration), Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1st ward, microfilm series M593, film 1415, page 195 = pages 29-30 handwritten (Benjamin Strang)

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 39, microfilm series T9, film 1167, page 117 C = 3 handwritten (Benj Strang)

12 Report in the matter of five hundred cases wherein the pensioners' names have been dropped. Pension bureau. March 3, 1881.--Referred to the Select Committee on the Payment of Pensions, Bounty, and Back Pay. 46th Congress, 3d session. House of Representatives, Report No. 387. Appendix, page 49 (Benjamin Strang)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Benjamin Strang)

14 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10 May 1881 (Benjamin Strang)

15 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 October 1890, #7738 (Patience Strang)

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

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1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, first ward, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 112 = 112 handwritten]
line3132333435
Dwelling number760    
Family number804    
NameBenjamin StrangPatienceJaneEmmaSarah
Age464318119
Sexmffff
Color     
OccupationPurveyor [?]    
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate150    
Place of birth" [sc. N Jersey]""Phila"
Married within year     
Attended school within year   11
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1st ward, microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 571 = 240 handwritten]
line36373839
Dwelling-house number375   
Family number393   
NameStrang Benjamin- Patience- Bowers George [?]- Emma
Age58522120
SexMFMF
ColorWWWW
OccupationHouse CarpenterKeeping houseBlacksmithBoarding
Real estate value    
Personal estate value200   
BirthplaceNew JerseyNew JerseyPennaMaryland
Father foreign born    
Mother foreign born    
Birth month if born within year    
Marriage month if married within year  JanJan
Attended school past year    
Can't read    
Can't write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 1 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...    

1870 census (second enumeration)

[1870 US census (second enumeration), Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1st ward, microfilm series M593, film 1415, page 195 = pages 29-30 handwritten]
line394012
Dwelling-house number1404   
Family number    
NameStrang BenjaminPatienceStrang EmmaJosephine
Age60553020
SexMFFF
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 ...    

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 39, microfilm series T9, film 1167, page 117 C = 3 handwritten]
line4445464748
street nameChristian Street
house numberback [?] 524    
dwelling visit #28    
family visit #31    
nameStrang Benj- Patence [sic]- Emma- Josephine B- Anna B
colorWWWWW
sexMFFFF
age666430278
month born if born in year     
relationship wifedaughterdaughterdaughter
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationHouse CarpenterKeeping houseno occupationDress Makerattends school
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year    1
can't read     
can't write     
birthplaceNew JerseyNew JerseyMarylandPennaPenna
father's birthplaceNew JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyNew JerseyNew Jersey
mother's birthplacePennaNew JerseyN. JerseyN. JerseyN. Jersey

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 21 April 2015, from Fold3]


Strang, Benjamin
Co. D F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10 May 1881, Benjamin Strang]
[source: www.familysearch.org]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Benjamin Strang
2. Color, White
3. Sex, [blank]
4. Age, 64 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, May 10th [?] 81
7. Cause of Death, Phthisis Pulmonalis
Geo M Reed M.D.
Residence, 1516 So 5th St
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, New Jersey
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, Second
12. Street and Number 108 Wilson [?] St
13. Date of Burial, Sunday, May 15" [?] 1881
14. Place of Burial, St Paul's M.E. Church Burial G
E. Bowen + Son Undertaker.
Residence, 1026 Sth 2nd St

death certificate, Patience Strang

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 October 1890, #7738, Patience Strang]
[transcribed 30 Apr 2011, from FamilySearch]

7738
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Patience Strang.
2. Color, W
3. Sex, F
4. Age, 70 yrs
5. Widow
6. Date of Death, 10. 27. 90
7. Cause of Death, Senile Debility
Wm Pratt Read M.D.
Residence 335 Washington Ave.

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, -
9. Place of Birth, New Jersey.
10. When a Minor, -
11. Ward, 2nd
12. Street and Number, 316 Marriott St.
13. Date of Burial, Oct 29th 1890
14. Place of Burial, St. Pauls Ground.
D H Bowen Son Undertaker
Residence, 813 S 2nd St.

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