In 1860, he was a laborer presumably living in or near Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, although he is not found with certainty in that census. He stood 5' 7" tall and had brown hair and gray eyes.
A Civil War veteran, he is listed both as a federal conscript and a substitute for Neal McCauley (a not unusual circumstance) with a draft date of September 23, 1863. He mustered into federal service at Pottsville, Schuylkill County, September 24 as a private with Co. C, 118th Pennsylvania Infantry. On June 1, 1865, he transferred to Co. C, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, to complete his term of service and honorably discharged with his company July 10, 1865.
He married Mary McAllister and fathered Franklin C. (b. @1867), Edward Joseph (b. @1868), Elmer P. (b. 10/25/69), and Lillian (b. 11/05/73 - married George C. Kling). After the war, he moved to Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, where he worked as a mason and was a member of Good Post No. 502, G.A.R. Cause of his death is listed as "chronic interstitial nephritis."
Private, Co. C 91 Reg. Pa. Vol.
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