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Bernard Vanhorn

Before the war

He was born in 1827/28 (3 (36 in 1864), 4 (36 in 1864), 5 (36 in 1864)). He was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (3 [Bucks], 4 [Bucks], 5 [Berks]).

When he enlisted, he was a waterm[an] (4, 5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (3, 4, 5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 29 January 1864 (1, 3, 4, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Shipley (3, 4, 5). He was mustered in as a private in company K, by Lieutenant Brooks (1, 3, 4 [Brooke], 5, 10).

He was discharged in July 1864 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1).

On 30 April 1865, he was reported absent sick (8). He was again reported absent, in hospital, at the end of June 1865 (9). He was a private, in company K (10).

After the war

In 1890, he was living at 1230 North 27th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2).

On 22 July 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 7).

He died on 8 May 1899 (7).

On 27 May 1899, his widow, Grace A E Vanhorn, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 7).

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) (Bernard Vanhorn)

2 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 696, page 1 (image 2245 on Ancestry) (Bernhard Vanhorn)

3 company K, descriptive roll, entry 84 (Bernard Van horn)

4 company K, third descriptive roll (Bernard Vanhorn)

5 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Bernard Vanhorn)

6 pension index, by name [two cards!] (Bernard Vanhorn)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Bernhard [sic] Vanhorn)

8 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Barnard Vanhorn)

9 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Bernard Vanhorn)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

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1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1400, page 121 = 38 handwritten]
line32333435
Dwelling-house number241   
Family number291   
NameVanhorn Bernard- Grace A E- Rachel J- Margaret
Age40331514
SexMFFF
ColorWWWW
OccupationBoatmanWorks in woollen mill" " woolen mill" " woolen mill
Real estate value    
Personal estate value100   
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
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 old1   
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 286, microfilm series T9, film 1175, page 500 = 6 B handwritten]
line414243444546
street nameNorth 21st St
house number775     
dwelling visit #47     
family visit #59     
nameVanhorn Bernard- Ellen- Rachel- MargtSmith MaggieAtkinson Frank
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFFFM
age53432523214
month born if born in year      
relationshipHusbandWifeDaughter"BoarderGrandson
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationWatermanKeep houseWoolen ReelerBobbin WeigherFrame MinderAt home
months unemployed9     
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year      
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePenna"New YorkPennaPaPenna
father's birthplacePenna"""Pa"
mother's birthplacePennaDelawarePenna"PaNew York

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 696, page 1 (image 2245 on Ancestry)]
[line] 9
[house] 201
[family] 227
[name] Bernhard Vanhorn
[rank] Priv
[company] A
[unit] 91 Pa V
[enlistment date] 1861 [sic]
[discharge date] 1862 [sic]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] 1230 N 27 St Phila
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[I could not find him in Ancestry's transcription (searched March 2005)]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 30 April 2015, from Fold3]


Vanhorn Bernard
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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