GEORGE H. KLEINFELTER, Company "B"
NATIONAL ARCHIVES PENSION FILE
Transcribed by Nola Elliott.
NATIONAL ARCHIVES PENSION FILE
Transcribed by Nola Elliott.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Pensions
George H. Klinefelter
Cert No 571340
George H Klinefelter
Co. B, 1 Reg't W. Va. Vol. Cav.
Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 1897
Will you kindly answer, at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below? The information is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your family
Mr. George Klinefelter
No. 1. Are you a married man? If so, please state your wife's full name, and her maiden name.
Answer: Yes; Louisa Klinefelter, - Louisa Downing
No. 2. When, where, and by whom were you married?
Answer: May 16, 1888 at Mansfield, Ohio, by H. L. Wiles, Minister.
No. 3. What record of marriage exists?
Answer: A marriage certificate and the Registry at Lutheran Church, Mansfield.
No. 4. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and
the date and place of her death or divorce.
Answer: Yes, Mary Dye, died Sept. 25, 1875 at Washington Penn. Never Divorced.
No. 5. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the dates of their
Answer: Yes; three, Sarah Alberta, - born May 1st 1866, Eva May, - born March 23, 1871; Jessie Bruton, - born Dec. 25, 1873
Date of reply, October 19th, 1897
Act of May 11, 1912
DECLARATION FOR PENSION
The Pension Certificate Should Not Be Forwarded With The Application
State of Ohio, County of Cuyahoga,
On the 17 day of May, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and twelve, personally appeared before me, a NOTARY PUBLIC within and for the county and State aforesaid, George H. Klinefelter who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 72 years of age, and a resident of Cleveland, county of Cuyahoga, State of Ohio; and that he is the identical person who was enrolled at (Wheeling, W. Va) Washington, Pa. under the name of George H. Klinefelter on the 6th day of August, 1861, as a Private, in Co. B 1 Reg. West Va. Vol Cav in the service of the United States, in the Civil War, and was Honorably Discharged at Wheeling W. Va., on the 8th day of July, 1865. That he also served _____________
That he was not employed in the military or naval service of the United States otherwise than as stated above. That his personal description at enlistment was a follows: Height, 5 feet 8 1/2 inches: complexion, light: color of eyes, Blue; color of hair, dark; that his occupation was Painter; that he was born Oct. 13, 1839, at York Co. Penn.
That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows: Washington, Pa. until 1881, , York Co. Pa. until 1882, Mansfield, O until 1890 and Cleveland, Ohio ever since.
That he is a pensioner under certificate No. 571340 That he has _______ applied for
pension under original NO. ________________
That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the act of May 11, 1912.
That his post office address is : 2234 East 69th Street Cleveland, county of Cuyahoga, State of Ohio
Attest: 1. Henry Richey
2. Clara N. Whitfield
Subscribed before me this 17th day of May, A.D. 1912, and I hereby cerfify that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known and explained to the applicant before swearing including the words________ erased, and the words__________, added; and that I have no interest direct or indirect , in the prosecution of this claim.
Act of May 11 th A.D. 1912
DECLARATION FOR PENSION
THE PENSION CERTIFICATE SHOULD NOT BE FORWARDED WITH THE APPLICATION
State of OHIO
County of Richland
On this Fourteenth day of October, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and Fourteen,
personally appeared before me a Notary Public within and for the county
and State aforesaid, George H. Klinefelter, who, being duly sworn according to law,
declares that he is 75 years of age, and a resident of Shelby county of Richland
State of Ohio, and that he is the identical person who was enrolled at Wheeling West Virginia, under the name of George H. Klinefelter, on the sixth day of August, 1861 as a Private, to Company "B"
First West Virginia Cavalry Volunteers, in the service of the United States in the "Civil War."
and was honorably discharged at Wheeling West Virginia, on the 23rd day of December, 1863.
That he also served Veteranized in same company and Regiment, was in service Four (4.) Years and Five (5.) months, December 23rd 1863 And Mustered out July 8th 1865 at Wheeling West Virginia.
That he was not employed in the military or naval service of the United States otherwise than as stated above. That his personal description at enlistment was as follows: Height: Five feet, 8 1/2 inches, complexion, Fair, color of eyes, Blue; color of hair, Black; that his occupation was Painter, that he was born October 13, A.D. 1839 in Hopewell Township, York County, Penna.
That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows: Richland
and Cuyahoga Counties, Ohio. That he is a pensioner under certificate No. # 571.340
That he has applied for pension under original No._______.
That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the act of May 11 th A.D. 1912.
That his postoffice address is #24 Park Ave. Shelby, county of Richland, State of Ohio.
George H. Klinefelter
(Claimant's signature in full.)
Attest: 1. E. K. Byrer
2. W. I. Close
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 14th day of October, A.D. 1914 and hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and explained to the applicant before swearing including the words ________________ erased, and the words _______________ added, and that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.
S. F. Stambaugh
Notary Public in and for Richland County, Ohio
THE OHIO SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' HOME
The death records of the Hospital Department of this Institution show that George H. Klinefelter, B Co. 1st Reg't West Va. Cav. was admitted March 13th 1919, and died June 11th 1920.
Disability Beaded etheroma
Cause of Death Anterio Sclerosis
Dr. J.F. Haynes being duly sworn says that the above Statement is true to the best of his knowledge and belief.
Signed J. F. Haynes
Sworn to and Subscribed in my presence this 19th day of July, 1920
In and for Erie Co. Ohio
DECLARATION FOR WIDOW'S PENSION.
ACT OF APRIL 19, 1908 - AMENDED BY ACT OF SEPTEMBER 8, 1916, AND ACT OF MAY 1, 1920
State Of Ohio, County of Lake, SS:
On this 1st day of September, 1920, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the County and State aforesaid, Louisa Klinefelter, who, being duly sworn by me according to law, declares that she is 75 years of age and that she was born November 5th A.D., 1845, at Shelby, Ohio,
That she is the widow of George H. Klinefelter, who enlisted August 6th A.D. , 1861, at Washington, Penna
under the name of George H. Klinefelter, as a Private in Company "B" 1st Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry,
Volls. Veteranized Dec. 3rd A.D., 1863 for the period of three years and was honorably discharged July
8th, A.D., 1865, having served ninety days or more or was discharged for or died in service of a disability
incurred in the service and in the line of duty during the Civil War.
That he also served (Veteranized in same Company and Regiment.)
(Here give a complete statement of all other military, naval, or coast guard service, if any, at whatever time rendered).
That she was married to said soldier May 16th A.D., 1888, under the name of Louisa Downing, at Mansfield; Richland County, Ohio, by Rev. H. L. Wiles, that she had not been previously married; that he had been previously married, to Mary Dye, who died at Washington, Penna, in 1875.
(Here state all prior marriages of either, and give the names and dates and places of death or divorce of all former consorts.)
and that neither she nor said soldier (or sailor) was ever married otherwise than as stated above. Said soldier was married to Mary Dye, just prior to his second enlistment, at Washington, Penn.
That said soldier (or sailor) died June 12th 1920, at Soldiers Home, Sandusky City, Ohio, that she was not divorced from him; and that she has not remarried since his death.
That the following are the ONLY children of the soldier (or sailor) under sixteen years of age, NOW ___________, born (No Children, to said Union.)
That she has not heretofore applied for pension, the number of her former claim being ________ that said soldier was a pensioner, the number of his pension certificate being # ___________.
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 APRIL 19, 1908, as amended by the ACT OF SEPT. 8, 1916 and ACT OF MAY 1, 1920.
That she hereby appoints Samuel F. Stambaugh, Shelby, Richland Co. Ohio, her true and lawful attorney to prosecute this claim
Madison Home, Madison, Lake Co., Ohio
Louisa (X) Klinefelter (Mark)
1. Maggie E. Evans
(Signature of first witness)
(Address of first witness.)
2. Della Hunt
(Signature of second witness)
Madison Home, Madison, Ohio
(Address of second witness)
Subscribed and sworn to before me this First day of September, 1920, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known and explained to the applicant before swearing, including the words ________________ erased, and the words _______________ added; and that I have no interest direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
AFFIDAVIT - LOUISA KLEINFELTER
S. F. Stambaugh
40 West Main Street
W. O. # 1,163,198
Louisa Klinefelter, Widow
George Klinefelter, Co. "B." 1st W. Va Cavalry,
STATE OF OHIO
On this 15th day of January A.D. 1921, personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for said County and State aforesaid, Louisa Klinefelter, aged, ___ years, a resident of the Madison Home, Lake County Ohio P.O. Madison, Lake County, Ohio, who being first duly sworn according to law, deposeth and says, that she is the widow, of the late, George H. Klinefelter, who was a Member of Company, "B." 1 st Regiment West Virginia Cavalry Volunteers, "Civil War,:" who died at Soldiers and Sailors Home, at Sandusky City, Ohio, That soldier, was placed, in Soldiers Home, because he was an invalid and affiants health was in such a condition, that she could not take care of herself or her husband, so it arranged, among affiant and her husband, that each would go to a Home, where they would be taken care of. Affiant and said Soldier lived together, as husband and wife, all their married life, in a very pleasant manner, until they could not wait on each other, a few Months before Soldier died at Soldiers Home, That Soldier doubtless died at Soldiers Home, late at night of June 11 th A.D. 1920 and affiant did not get word, of his death, until June 12th A.D. 1929, which is doubtless the reason of the discreptancy, of one day, as to his death, will take the records of the soldiers death, as June 11 th A.D 1920 That said Soldier entered the Soldiers Home, on or about the 5th day of March A.D. 1919 and that affiant, left a little later having to obtain certain proofs and statements, before she could be entered in the Madison Home, on the 15th day of April A.D. 1919. No member of affiants family or close relation, served in the "world war," in the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps, of the United States beginning April 6th A.D. 1917, either child, legally adopt, step child, Father Mother, Stepfather, stepmother, Father or Mother through adoption, or any other relative and no relative in the said "World War," and does not obtain any war Risk Insurance, or Pension from any sourse, therefrom or neither does she anticipate any in future, in fact, does not know of any of her family that was in the "World War," that she could become eligible through the Burau, of War Risk Insurance, whatever. She still remains the Widow of the late George H. Klinefelter.
Madison Home, Madison P.O. Lake County, Ohio
Witnesses: Mrs. Chas. Moore
Maggie E. Evans
Subscribed to and sworn before me in my presence, this 15th day of January A.D. 1921,
I certify, that affiant is reputable and entitled to credit, Further, that I have no interest in said Widows case for Pension directly or indirectly
W A. _______
Notary Public, Lake County
BUREAU OF PENSIONS
ACT MAY 1, 1920-WIDOW
In case of Louisa Klinefelter, Certificate No 899 406
J.W. Morris, whose post-office address is Madison Ohio was, on Nov. 14, 1923, appointed as Gdn. by the Probate Court of Lake County, State of Ohio, vice___________, who has _______________, pensioner having been adjudged Incompetent
Court Certificate of Guardianship
State of Ohio, County of Lake, ss:
I, Addie Nye Norton, Judge, of the Probate Court of the County and State aforesaid, do certify that J. W. Morris of Madison, Ohio, was duly appointed guardian of the estate of Louisa Klinefelter an incompetent on the 15th day of November 1923 that said appointed has given good and sufficient bond for the faithful performance of the trust in the penal sum of $800.00 as appears of record in the office of said Court, and that said appointment and bond are now in full force and effect.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court this 22nd day of November, 1923.
Addied Dye Norton Probate Judge Cert. No. 899406
Case of Louisa Klinefelter