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1890 Veteran Census Records for Chemung County NY
1890 Town of VanEtten Census
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Special Note on 1890 Census - As we all know by now, most of the 1890 Federal census was lost in a fire. It DOES NOT exist except a few fragments- don't ask. We are fortunate to have the portion having to do with military veterans, and we are presenting that here. 
Eleventh Census of the United States.
SPECIAL SCHEDULE
SURVIVING SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES, AND WIDOWS, ETC.

    Persons who served in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps of the United States during the war of the rebellion (who are survivors), and widows of such persons, in Town of VAN ETTEN, county of CHEMUNG, state of NEW YORK, enumerated in June, 1890. 
Amasa D. Westbrook, Enumerator

Abbreviations used---Vol=Volunteers; Inf=Infantry; Cav=Cavalry; HA=Heavy Artillery; LA=Light Artillery 

House No. Family No. NAMES OF SURVIVING SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES, AND WIDOWS. Rank Co. Name of Regiment or Vessel Date of Enlistment Date of Discharge Length of Service Post Office Address Disability Incurred Remarks
2 2 Westbrook, Amasa D. Pvt. K 26 NY Vol 01 May 1861 28 May 1863 2y 27d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Chronic diarrhea resulting in Piles Spinal complaint and partial paralysis of the lower limbs
4 4 Sweet, Jacob D. Pvt. A 107 NY Vol 28 Jul 1862 05 Jun 1865 2y 11m Hicks, Chemung Co., NY Rheumatism Resulting disease of heart
6 6 Warner, Ebenezer Pvt. I 37 NY Vol 11 May 1861 19 Jun 1863 2y 1m 11d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Heart disease and Rheumatism
14 14 Goldsmith, Harrison Pvt. A 76 NY Vol 20 Jul 1863 20 Jul 1865 2y Hicks, Chemung Co., NY Hernia, injury of the arm and Piles Lost third finger on left hand
17 17 Heath, John W. Pvt. H 13 NH Vol 09 Aug 1862 20 Jul 1865 3y 11m Hicks, Chemung Co., NY Hernia and Piles
20 20 Getman, Peter J. Pvt. B 194 NY Vol 13 Apr 1865 03 May 1865 1m Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY

49 50 Rumsey, Jeremiah Pvt. G 107 NY Vol 25 Jul 1862 25 Oct 1865 3y 3m Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Spinal disease and Rheumatism
53 54 Argetsinger, Henry Pvt. H 23 NY Vol 16 May 1861 20 May 1863 2y 4d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY General disability and Rheumatism Reenlisted Veteran, Prisoner at Andersonville
54 55 Weeks, Seneca Pvt. C 194 NY Vol 13 Apr 1862 21 Aug 1866 1m 19d Hicks, Chemung Co., NY Rheumatism
25 25 Rumsey, Simon Pvt.
148 NY Vol 21 Aug 1862 21 Aug 1865 3y Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Chronic diarrhea
60 61 Brigden, Levi A. Pvt. I NY Vol 15 Jul 1863 05 Jul 1865 1y 11m 20d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY
Drafted
70 71 Keyes, Lyman Pvt. C 107 NY Vol 1862 1865
Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY
Enlisted in 109th, deserted and enlisted again
75 76 Cooley, Lorin C. Pvt. A 129 ILL Vol 02 Aug 1862 17 Jun 1865 2y 10m 15d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Partial loss of ankle, Hernia, enlargement of veins
76 77 Harvey, George W. Pvt. I 14 NY H.A. 04 Jan 1864 08 Jun 1865 1y 6m 4d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Loss of right leg below the knee Gun shot wound 17 day of June in front-Piles burning
76 77 Ward, Albert S. Sgt. C 107 NY Vol 15 Jul 1862 27 Aug 1863 1y 1m 12d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Loss of right leg below the knee gun shot wound at Chancellorville
85 86 Card, Levi B. Pvt. B 1 NY Vol 10 Sep 1864 15 Jun 1865 9m 5d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Rheumatism
92 93 Loomis, Norman Pvt. I 141 NY Vol 28 Aug 1862 14 Feb 1863 5m 16d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Rheumatism
93 94 Getman, Stephen Pvt. D 96 NY Vol 21 Mar 1865 07 Feb 1866 10m 9d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY
Drafted Mar 21, 1865
106 107 Hill, Charlie M. Pvt. G 64 NY Vol Jan 1864 12 Jul 1864 7m Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Loss of right leg below the knee
111 112 Swartwood, King B. Pvt. M 3 NY L.A. 18 Oct 1861 18 Oct 1864 3y Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Piles and Rheumatism
119 120 Seager, Phillip Pvt. I 187 NY Vol 01 Aug 1862 30 Jan 1865
Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY

120 121 Ennis, Henry alias Ennis, Emmanuel Pvt. H 8 PA Vol 18 Apr 1861 25 Aug 1861 4m 7d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Premature age and general disability
134 135 Douglas, James Pvt. I 131 NY Vol 01 Aug 1862 30 Jan 1865
Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Gun shot wound in the mouth
126 127 Gillmer, Charlie Pvt. H 3 NY Vol 24 Apr 1861 24 May 1863 2y 1m Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY

144 146 Whitley, Albert J. Sgt. C 141 NY Vol 20 Aug 1862 23 Jun 1865 2y 10m 3d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Wounded in left wrist Rheumatism
287 288 Cranmer, Alfred S. Pvt. G 23 NY Vol 16 May 1861 01 May 1862 1y 11m 14d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Discharged on account of wound at Antitem Reenlisted Veteran
146 147 Fish, David V. Pvt. B 141 NY Vol 20 Jul 1862 23 Jun 1865 2y 11m 23d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Gun shot wound left knee
145 146 Rorick, Joseph Pvt. I 137 NY Vol 22 Aug 1862 27 May 1865 2y 9m 5m Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Heart disease-Injury of left leg
147 148 Fish, Benjamin Pvt. B 141 NY Vol 20 Jul 1862 23 Jun 1865 2y 11m 3d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Sunstroke
160 161 Kirkendall, William Pvt. K 137 NY Vol 22 Aug 1862 08 Apr 1865 2y 7m 16d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Typhoid Fever-Varicose Veins of left leg  Resulting in fever, sores on left leg
160 162 Bunnell, Alonzo Pvt. D 76 NY Vol 14 Nov 1861 04 Mar 1863 1y 4m 20d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Chronic diarrhea, kidney complaints and deafness
162 163 Westbrook, Joshua Pvt. K 137 NY Vol 22 Aug 1863 09 Jun 1865 2y 9m 17d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Chronic Rheumatism, Bronchitis resulting in disease of throat
163 164 Kirby, Joseph Pvt. G 15 NY Vol 02 Sep 1864 12 May 1865 8m 11d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Disease of Liver
167 168 Inman, John A. Pvt. G 109 NY Vol 11 Aug 1862 13 Jan 1865 2y 5m 2d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Gun shot wound of thigh and breast
171 172 Cornell, Jesse W. alias Garrison, John Pvt. I 61 NY Vol 29 Sep 1864 07 May 1865 7m 8d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Rheumatism
187 189 Sniffin, Serena widow of Sniffin, Benjamin Pvt.




Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY
Widow of Benjamin Sniffin-War of 1812-No discharge records
190 182 Westbrook, Jacob A. Cpl. Batt. M 3 NY Art. 05 Oct 1861 07 Oct 1864 3y 2d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Loss of right eye, Piles and Heart disease
210 212 Bogart, Edgar L. Pvt. B 6 NY H.A. 17 Sep 1864 28 Jun 1865 9m 11d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Bayonette wound in side Occurred at Petersburg
216 218 Swartwood, Andrew M. Pvt. D 147 NY Vol 20 Jul 1863 20 Jul 1865 2y Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Piles, Heart and Kidney disease
286 288 Van Etten, Myron F. Pvt. B 1 NY Cav 10 Sep 1864 15 Jun 1865 9m 5d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Premature age and general disability
217 219 Weeks, Josiah Pvt. C 141 NY Vol 22 Aug 1862 13 Jun 1865 2y 10m 7d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Rheumatism 25 years, Scurvy, Heart disease, Varicose veins


Pelham, Austin Drum Major E 157 NY Vol Jul 1862
Deserter Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY No disability
260 262 Shepard, George A. Pvt. A 161 NY Vol 14 Jan 1864 12 Nov 1865 1y 9m 28d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Asthma 25 years, Heart disease, Chronic bronchitis of left lung
267 269 Shoemaker, Abram Pvt. D 35 NY Vol 11 Jun 1861 05 Jun 1863 2y 6d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY

265 267 Knettles, John C. Pvt. I 137 NY Vol 25 Sep 1862 09 Jun 1865 2y 10m Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Chronic diarrhea, eye sight
265 267 Bogart, James V. Pvt.
23 NY Vol 16 May 1861 22 May 1863 2y 6d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY

264 266 Sabin, George A. Pvt. K 26 NY Vol 24 Apr 1861 09 May 1864 3y 1m 24d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY

284 286 Dimmick, Omar P. Sgt. H 89 NY Vol 09 Aug 1861 04 Oct 1864 3y 1m 24d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Chronic diarrhea Since has lost right leg and right eye 5 years
284 286 Nicholas, John W. Pvt. H 64 NY Vol Sep 1861 Oct 1862 1y 1m Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Gun shot wound in left hand Since lost his right leg below knee 11 years
285 287 Callahan, John Pvt. H 24 NY Cav 12 Dec 1863 23 Aug 1865 1y 8m 11d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Prisoner 5 months, Rheumatism and Heart disease Prison 5 months at Andersonville
299 301 Beckhorn, James G. Pvt. E 86 NY Vol 14 Sep 1861 20 Oct 1864 3y 1m 6d Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., NY Spinal complaint, gun shot wound in left thigh







 

















Van Etten Township










Merritt D. Bogart, Enumerator








8 9 Simpson, Caroline L. widow of Simpson, Samuel Pvt. H 16 U.S. Inf 12 Feb 1862 12 Feb 1865 3y Swartwood, Chemung Co., NY Rheumatism and Chronic diarrhea
13 14 Nelson, James P. Pvt.
64 NY Inf 07 Apr 1865 17 Jul 1865 3m 10d Swartwood, Chemung Co., NY Chronic diarrhea
15 16 Dense, Charles Pvt. I 179 NY Inf 29 Aug 1864 30 May 1865 9m 1d Swartwood, Chemung Co., NY Chronic liver complaint
37 39 Burchard, Alfred F. Pvt. D 141 PA Inf 05 Aug 1862 28 May 1865 2y 9m 23d Swartwood, Chemung Co., NY Chronic bowel complaint and rheumatism
45 47 Davis, Garret S. Art. D 50 NY Eng 29 Aug 1864 19 Jun 1865 9m 20d Swartwood, Chemung Co., NY Rheumatism
49 51 Purdy, Lewis Pvt. A 109 NY Inf 14 Jul 1864 18 Jun 1865 2y 11m 26d Swartwood, Chemung Co., NY Rheumatism and Chronic diarrhea Discharge was not produced and the dates above may vary 4 or 5 days from enlistment
55 57 Groom, Egbert Pvt. A 179 NY Inf 09 Mar 1864 08 Jun 1865 1y 2m 29d Swartwood, Chemung Co., NY Rheumatism 25 years, Heart trouble
108 111 Erhardt, Julius G. Pvt. I 7 NY Inf 25 Jul 1862 15 Nov 1862 3m 20d Swartwood, Chemung Co., NY Wounded left ear and Rheumatism
126 129 Smith, Nelson Pvt. D 147 NY Inf 21 Jul 1863 22 Aug 1865 2y 1m 1d Swartwood, Chemung Co., NY Wounded in head-lost one half left ear
Chemung County NY
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