Bernard Eisenhuth
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Ludwig Lewis Huffman
Jacob Eisenhuth
Lydia Alice Huffman
Bernard Eisenhuth


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Bernard Eisenhuth 1 2

  • Born: 27 Sep 1820, New Berlin, Union, PA 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Catherine Koons on 15 Dec 1846 in Bellefonte, Centre, PA 1
  • Died: 28 Jul 1871, Saint Clair, Schuylkill, PA at age 50 1 3
  • Buried: Pottsville: Charles Baber Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 4

   Another name for Bernard was Bernhard Eisenhuth.5

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Rush Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 6 The 1850 census recorded Jacob Isenhuth, laborer, 58; Lydia, 56; Lydia, 20; Jacob, 18; Mary, 16; Benjamin 13; and Margaret, 10. Also in the home is Jacob's father Barnard Eisenhuth, 87; Thomas Heiser, teamster, 25; and Jacob's son, Barnard, laborer, 29; with his wife Catharine, 21; and their daughter Mary Alice, 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1860 in Union Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 7 The 1860 census recorded Bernard Eisenhuth, lumber merchant, 40, living with his wife, Catherine, 31, Mary, 19, Jacob, 8, F.P. Eisenhuth, 6, W.F.P. Eisenhuth, 3, and Lydia, 3. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Bernard's real estate was valued at $1000 and personal estate $365. The post office was Ringtown.

3. Military from 1862 to 28 Aug 1863 in , , PA: Civil War: 3rd Sergeant Co. H 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry. 8 9 Bernard was injured in January 1863 when a horse kicked him. On 13 Jul 1863 he was admitted to a military hospital (see the King Street Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia at ).
His Medical Descriptive List on 19 Jul 1863 states: "Rhemuatism in lower extremeties since 1858. Has an united fracture of fibula of left leg with aneurism of same leg result of being kicked by a horse in January last."
On 28 Aug 1863 he was discharged from the military.

4. Census in 1870 in Saint Clair, Schuylkill, PA. 10 The 1870 census recorded Bernard Isenhood, laborer, 49, living with Catharine, 39; Jacob W., telegraph operator, 19; Lydia, 12; and Kate, 10. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Bernard's real estate was valued at $200 and personal estate $200. The post office was St. Clair.

5. Pension After his death Bernard's daughter gave a sworn statement about the family history to support a Civil War pension claim. On 2 Nov 1885 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 1 Deposition D

Case of Catharine Eisenhuth No. 258938

On this 2nd day of November, 1885, at Pottsville, County of Schuylkill, Stateof Pa, before me, Lance Dunn, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared Katie Eisenhuth, who being by me first duly sworn to answer all interrogatories propounded to her during this Special Examination of aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says: that her age is 25 years August 20th last - occupation Seamstress and P. O. Address: Shenandoah, Pa.

I am a daughter of claimant Catharine Eisenhuth and Bernard Eisenhuth (deceased)

I have never been married.

I was present when father died at St. Clair this County on July 28, 1871 as appears by the Family Bible record.

I was born August 20 1860.

I remember Dr. J. C. McWilliams coming to the house to attend my father here in Pottsville and at Frackville and at St. Clair though I was very young then.

Dr. McWilliams was then considered a fine physician. Dr. McWilliams born him at Newcastle, Pa. The family Bible says my father was born Sept 27 1820.

Father was confined to the house or bed for 9 months before he died and I heard him say he had not been well since he came out of the army. I was rather too young to understand much about his ailments. That at the time father died he left 3 children surviving him and named as follows, as appears on the Bible.

Jacob born Jany 20 1851 (still living)

Lydia born Sept 28 1857 died June 21, 1879

Myself born Aug 20 1860

My brother Jacob is now a brakeman at Perth Amboy N.J. was away from home before father died.

My mother married Henry Roerig as I am informed by my mother 20th of Oct 1875. They only lived together about 6 months. He is now dead. I remember hearing my mother talk about father being kicked by a horse in the army - and his being in the hospital in the army a good while and also had chronic chan hoea. I remember father being sick and not working and that he seemed miserable but as to any of his symptoms I cannot remember them. We lived in Pottsville Pa when father was ill and lived in Pottsville for 2 years after as mama says and then went to Frackville PA for 2 years and thence to St. Clair where he died. Father did not do much of any work to my knowledge after service. That I remember only my sister Lydia and myself being there at the time father died and I think Jacob was hurt when father died. He always said that father was a hale and hearty man before service and came back shattered in health. That the family Bible in my hands now states that my parents were married Dec 15 1846 by the Rev. John Tone of Bellefonte, Pa.

There were 7 children born as disciples of said marriage:

Mary Alice born Dec 28 1847 died Feby 8 1870

Jacob Willis born Jany 20 1851

Franklin P born June 18 1854 died June 25 1854

James B. born Sept 9 1856 died Oct 19 1856.

Lydia E. born Sept 28 1857 died June 21 1879

Wm F. P. born Sept 28 1857 died Feby 5 1868

Katie born August 20 1860.

Bernard married Catherine Koons on 15 Dec 1846 in Bellefonte, Centre, PA.1 (Catherine Koons was born on 18 Aug 1830 in Bellefonte, Centre, PA,2 died on 23 Mar 1888 in Denver, Denver, CO and was buried in Pottsville: Charles Baber Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA.)


1 Civil War Pension, Pension of Bernard Eisenhuth Application No. 258938, filed 22 Jan 1880, certificate 219253. Sworn Statement of daughter Katie Eisenhuth on 2 Nov 1885. Deposition D, Case of Catharine Eisenhuth.

2 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Union Township, Page 256, Visit 1846.

3 Family Records of Phyllis Osborne, great granddaughter of Margaret Anna Eisenhuth, who passed family records to her. (Email from

4, Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012 (Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Eisenhuth ____, buried Chas. Baber, church plot lot 171.

5 Family Records of Phyllis Osborne, great granddaughter of Margaret Anna Eisenhuth, who passed family records to her. (Email from, Email dated 28 Jul 2003.

6 1850 United States Census, Jacob Isenhuth, Rush, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 207.

7 1860 United States Census, Bernard Eisenhuth Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Union Township, Page 256, Visit 1846.

8 B. Bannan, Memorial of the Patriotism of Schuylkill County in the American Slaveholder's Rebellion (1865 Pennsylvania 548 pages. Google Books online), Page 137.

9 National Park Service Soldier's Sailors Database, Bernard Eisenhuth.

10 1870 United States Census, Bernard Isenhood, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 314, family 81.

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