Thursday, September 02, 2010

1890 Veterans' Schedules

On file at the Sandusky Library Archives Research Center is a roll of microfilm which contains the Schedules of the 11th Census (1890) which enumerated Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War. The Veteran’s or widow’s name is listed in the upper portion of the census page, and notes regarding the individuals appear at the bottom of the page. The rank, company, regiment, date of enlistment, date of discharge, and length of services is listed for each serviceman. Below we learn that Josh B. Davis served as a Corporal with Company B of the 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as well as Sergeant with the 1st United States Veterans Infantry. He enlisted on August 6, 1862, and was discharged on June 20, 1865. Information about several other veterans appears on the page below the name of Josh B. Davis.

Looking at Entry 9 on the census page below, we find the name of Anna McMeens, widow of surgeon Dr. Robert McMeens, who died during the Civil War. Notes under entry number 9 indicate that Anna McMeens was suffering from a fall through a sidewalk that took place in February of 1889.

Erie County’s Veterans’ Schedules include sixty three census pages on which are enumerated the residents of the Ohio Soldiers’’ and Sailors’ Home.

The 1890 Veterans Schedules are also accessible via Ancestry Library Edition, which can be accessed from the computers in the lower level of the Sandusky Library as well as in the Archives Research Center. Many other resources pertaining to U.S. Veterans are available at the Sandusky Library, including military rosters, regimental histories, and pension abstracts from the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.