CIVIL WAR NURSE
Medical Dept., U. S. Volunteers, Wheeling, W. Va.
"Song of the Hills, The Story of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Wheeling"
By Sister Rose Anita Kelly
Mount Saint Joseph Pub., 1962
Sister Stanislaus Hohman, daughter of Magnus and Catherine Hohman of Wheeling, Virginia, was received into the Congregation July 19, 1864. Her death occurred October 24, 1899.
The U. S. Government took over Wheeling Hospital as a "Post Hospital" and some of the sisters served as army nurses. She received a pension from the government, Certificate #899023. Sister Stanislaus died 24 Oct 1899 and is buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, W. Va.
Declaration for Nurse's Pension
State of West Virginia
County of Ohio, ss:
On the 4th day of October, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety 2 personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the county and State aforesaid, MARY HOHMAN, aged 51 years, a resident of Wheeling, County of Ohio, State of West Virginia, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the identical MARY HOHMAN who was employed as nurse CONTRACT on or about the 12th day of January, 1863, in Post Hospital at Wheeling, W.Va. known as Wheeling Hospital in the service of the United States, in the War of the Rebellion, and served at least six months and was Honorably Released at Wheeling West Va, on or about the 26th day of July 1864. That she is now unable to earn a support by reason of results of Grippe and general ailments due to to women and age. - That said disabilities are to the best of her knowledge and belief of a permanent character. That she is not a pensioner... That she has never been employed in the United States service as nurse otherwise than as stated above. - That she makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension-roll of the United States under the provisions of the Act of August 5, 1892.
Sister Mary Hohman
Attest: Sister Mary Feeny & Sister Mary Benson
Record and Pension Division
Washington, Sept 17, 1895
Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions,
with the information that the medical records, (Muster Rolls of Post and Genl. Hosptl, Wheeling, West Va.) show the following:
Roll for July and Aug. 1864, (Post Hosp'l), - Sister Mary Stanislaus, present; attached to hospital, as nurse, July 29, 64. Remarks: "Employed by authority of Surg. Gen., USA."
Roll for Sept and Oct. 1864, (Post Hosp'l) - Sister Mary Stanislaus, present; attached to Hosp'l, as Matron, July 29, 1864. Remarks: "Employed as nurse to Sept. 30, 64."
Roll for Nov and Dec 1864, - Sister Mary Stanislaus, nurse, present; attached to Hosp'l, as nurse, July 29, 1864. Remarks: "Employed as matron to the 25th Nov 1864, when she was re-employed as nurse by order of the Surgeon General of the Army."
Roll for Jan and Feb 1865, - Sister Mary Stanislaus, nurse, present; attached to Hosp'l, as nurse, July 29, 1864.
Roll for Mar and Apl 1865, (Gen'l Hosp'l) - Sister Mary Stanislaus, nurse, present; attached to Hosp'l July 29, 1864.
Roll for May and June 1865, (Gen'l Hosp'l) - Sister Mary Stanislaus, present; (patient), attached to Hosp'l July 29, 1864.Remarks: "Employed by authority of the Surgeon General of the Army." Date of termination of service not found.
Nothing additional found.
By authority of the Secretary of War:
F. C. Aimsworth, Medical Surgeon, US Army
State of West Virginia, County of Ohio, ss:
In the matter of pension of SISTER MARY HOHMAN Nurse U. S. Vols.
Personally appeared before me, a Notary Public in and for aforesaid County and State, SISTER MARY HOHMAN the claimant P. O. Address St. Joseph Convent Wheeling,W. Va. person of lawful age, who, being duly sworn, declare in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:
I did service as a Hospital Nurse for sick and Wounded U.S. Vol. Soldiers in Wheeling Hospital from March 7 1864 to July 26 1864 under the direction of the Sisters of St. Joseph and at the expense of the Christian Commission, on or about July 26 1864. The building was rented by the government and used as a Post Hospital. I did service as a Nurse under Dr. Kirker and Ferguson from July 26 1864, to June 1865, the Sisters continued in service as Nurses until June 1865, my name was on the Pay Roll from August 1864, until the Hospital was closed in 1865, the time has been so long that I do not now remember how I signed my name. My worldly name is Mary Hohman. My religious name is Sister M. Stanislaus it is probable that I have signed the Pay roll Sister M. Stanislaus. The first service I did before Dr. Kirker took charge was under the direction of Dr. Frissell. I ask that my declaration for Pension be amended so as to include my name in Religion Sister M. Stanislaus. This affidavit was written in my presence by James A. Henry from my oral statements.
Sister Mary Hohman
Sr in Religion Sr. M. Stanislaus