The Town of Florida, Montgomery County, 1890 veteran's and widow's census was transcribed from the original microfilm by Lisa Slaski.

This segment of the 1890 census is more formally known as the "Eleventh Census of the United States, Special Schedule, Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines and Widows, Etc." Information gathered on surviving veterans and widows was deemed necessary by Congress due to changes in the pension law extending benefits to a wider range of veterans and widows. The veteran or widow was asked to provide the regiment(s) and company served in, dates of service, and current health status of the veteran. Experienced genealogists know that the 1890 census of the United States was destroyed in a fire several decades later, with material from only a few scattered counties throughout the U.S. surviving. If your Civil War ancestor is listed below, his military and pension records can be ordered from the National Archives.

Lisa: "The remarks within [-] indicate information from the entry that was in question."

Surviving Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, and Widows etc.
Town of Florida, Montgomery County
Enumerated in June 1890, by Spencer Billington (Florida Twp) and Robert Bradford (Dist #1)

House 77, Family 82
ALBRO, George, Pvt, Co. K, 153rd NY, 18 Oct 1862 - 18 Oct 1865
Fort Hunter, Mont. Co., NY, crippled feet / generally broken down in health

House 152, Family 165
[AUSPELMEYER], William, Pvt, Co. A, 10th NY Cav., 14 Nov 1861 - 19 Jul 1865
Amsterdam, Mont. Co., NY, hernia / hernia otherwise well

House 117, Family 126
BOHNE, Henry, Pvt, Co. F, 153rd NY, 2 Sep 1862 - 2 Oct 1865
Amsterdam, Mont. Co., NY, chronic diarrhea / suffering from chronic diarrhea / [lung] weakness

House 229, Family 233 (Dist #1)
DEGRAFF, James H., Pvt, Co. K, 115th NY Inf., 26 Aug 1862 - 3 Jun 1865
Kline, NY, shot in back of head

House 50, Family 53
GRAFF, John, Pvt, Co. C, 153rd NY, 29 Aug 1862 - 2 Oct 1865
Fort Hunter, Mont. Co., NY, none / habits bad but health good

House 122, Family 133
HOWARD, Ebenezer, Pvt, Co. C, 133rd NY, 9 Mar 1865 - 2 Oct 1865
Fort Hunter, Mont. Co., NY, piles / suffering piles

House 57, Family 59 (Dist #1),
KISER, John A., Pvt, Co. H, 44th NY Inf., 15 Oct 1861 - 15 Oct 1864
Minaville, NY, shot through left leg

House 108, Family 116
KRIGER, Henry, Pvt, Co. C, 10th NY Cav, 13 Dec 1861 - 13 Dec 1864
Fort Hunter, Mont. Co., NY, no disability / a wound in left arm many times troublesome / rec'd wound at Sulphur Springs, VA, 12 Oct 1863

House 15, Family 16 (Dist #1)
LOCKWOOD, Galusha, Pvt, Co. D, 153rd NY Inf., 16 Oct 1864 - 10 Jun 1865
Scotch Rush, NY, hernia

House 274, Family 280 (Dist #1)
SARA, John C., Pvt, Co. C, 169 NY Inf., 3 Oct 1862 - 1 Jul 1864
Scotch Rush, NY, rheumatism

House 139, Family 142 (Dist #1)
SEAN, William D., Pvt, Co. C, 2nd NY Inf., 3 Apr 1861 - 20 Aug 1862
Minaville, NY

House 187, Family 191 (Dist #1)
SIVART, William, Pvt, Co. C, 13th NY H. A., 11 Jul 1863 - 26 Aug 1865
Amsterdam, NY, shot in the back

House 114, Family 123
SMITH, Hiram H., Corp., Co. M, 1st NY Lt. Art., Sep 1861 - 15 Nov 1865
Fort Hunter, Mont. Co., NY, dislocated shoulder / suffering from lumbago contracted in the army

House 127, Family 130 (Dist #1)
SMITH, William D., Pvt, Co. C, 13 NY H. A., 18 Jan 1864 - 21 Jul 1865
Amsterdam, NY, rheumatism

House 100, Family 102 (Dist #1)
VANHUESEN, George, Pvt, Co. G, 2nd NY Cav., 31 Mar 1865 - 27 Jun 1865
Pattersonville, NY

House 177, Family 180 (Dist #1)
VANHUESEN, Peter, Pvt, Co. G, 8th NY Cav., 31 Mar 1865 - 27 Jun 1865
Minaville, NY

House 1, Family 1, (Dist #1)
VROOMAN, John C., Sgt., Co. G, 70th ILL Inf., 16 Jan 1862 - 23 Oct 1862
VROOMAN, John C., Sgt., Co. H, 143rd ILL Inf., 17 May 1864 - 26 Oct 1864
Scotch Rush, NY, [-] / re-enlisted veteran

House 100, Family 108
WILSON, James H., Pvt, Co. C, 153rd, 17 Aug 1862 - 17 Oct 1853
Fort Hunter, Mont. Co., NY, no disability / health generally good

Source: This electronic text was transcribed from original microfilm of the 1890 US census by Lisa Slaski. Due to the difficulties in transcribing old and stylized handwriting, the original census should be referred to.

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