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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Civil War Pension


Pension Roll of 1883



Explanation of Columns on the pension list:

This list includes those on the U. S. Civil War pension list in 1883 but it is not inclusive of all Civil War pensions granted by the U.S. government because:
  • Additional pensions were granted after January 1, 1883
  • Some Civil War pensioners were deceased by this date and thus will not appear on this roll.


The 1883 roll also includes several veterans and widows who were receiving pensions for service during the War of 1812.

  • The pension certificate numbers as reported on this list have not been verified with current records maintained at the U.S. Archives
  • The post office reported is the residence of the pensioner in December 1882.
  • The cause column provides the reason for which the pension was granted (wound, injury, disease, etc.- see abbreviation explanations below) or lists the relationship of pensioners who were next of kin to those killed or who died while serving in the army or navy.
  • The rate reported was the monthly amount received by the pensioner
  • The date provided is that of the original allowance.


Civil War pension records at NARA typically have birth dates, addresses of next of kin, medical information, proof of marriage, proof of children's births, a summary of military service, death certificates, and much more.

You can use the information on this list to send away for pension records from the National Archives (NARA); however, the pension certificate numbers may not match the current record numbers at the U.S. archives and should not be used to request pension records.


Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Civil War Pension Roll of 1883
Organized by 1882 P.O. address of pensioner

Pensioner Certificate Post Office Cause Rate Date
Acker, Cornelius 140,435 Rittersville injury to abdomen $4.00 08/1876
Adrian, Andrew J. 221,499 Emaus tumor back $2.00 12/1882
Albright, Amanda 191,569 Allentown widow $8.00 03/1881
Albright, James 147,630 Allentown g.s.w. hands $6.00 08/1877
Alexander, Emma A. 135,990 Emaus widow $8.00
Allen, John 202,600 Allentown rheum. $6.00 02/1882
Andreas, Abraham 202,517 Allentown g.s.w. r.leg $2.00 02/1882
Andrews, Adelia P. 192,309 Allentown widow $17.00 05/1881
Anewald, Catherine 17,640 Ironton widow 1812 $8.00 02/1879
Apple, Mahala 196,963 Allentown mother $8.00 08/1882
Attwell, Francis 97,811 Catasauqua w. neck $4.00 05/1869
Babp, Abraham 20,444 Allentown chr. diarr. $6.00 11/1863
Baker, Thomas 168,256 Claussville injury to abdomen $8.00 05/1880
Balliet, anna 9,168 Allentown widow 1812 $8.00 09/1878
Barr, Joseph 76,140 Slatington w. r.foot $6.00
Bartholomew, William H. 199,790 Catasauqua inj. r.leg $4.25 12/1881
Beers, Stephen 196,484 Catasauqua inj. l.foot, rheum. $2.00 10/1881
Benning, Julius 194,944 Allentown injury to abdomen $4.00 08/1881
Betterling, Celinda 1,641 Allentown widow $17.00
Betz, Cecilia 152,651 Catasauqua widow $8.00 08/1871
Blackman, William L. 36,759 Allentown w. r.thigh $4.00 01/1865
Blair, John 126,986 Catasauqua g.s.w. l.hip $6.00 02/1874
Blank, Susanna 27,855 Allentown widow $8.00
Blose, Edward 27,782 Slatington g.s.w. r.knee $4.00
Blose, Lewis 45,466 Catasauqua w. r.side $8.00 06/1865
Blumer, Eliza Jane 180,098 Allentown widow $8.00 02/1878
Bopp, Charles 15,051 Coopersburgh w. l.thigh $2.66 08/1863
Borger, Lydia 22,776 Allentown widow 1812 $8.00 04/1879
Brobst, Margaretta 123,372 Allentown widow $8.00
Buchman, Rebecca 22,410 Allentown widow 1812 $8.00 04/1879
Buck, Brigitta 76,124 Allentown widow $8.00
Burgin, Bridget 124,474 Allentown mother $8.00 02/1869
Burkhardt, George 98,899 Allentown loss 2 l.fingers $4.00 07/1869
Cain, Isaac 153,021 Allentown g.s.w. l.hip $6.00 05/1878
Charles, Catharine 22,077 Centre Valley widow 1812 $8.00 04/1879
Christman, Allen 122,566 Allentown g.s.w. l.leg $4.00 04/1873
Christman, Susannah 137,860 Allentown mother $8.00 12/1869
Clark, Robert 101,755 Catasauqua injury to abdomen $15.00 01/1870
Coffin, Ira 72,812 Slatington loss l.foot $18.00 10/1866
Coffle, Margaret 65,626 Allentown widow $8.00
Cole, Eliza 64,519 Allentown widow $8.00
Copper, Susanna 148,338 Allentown mother $8.00 03/1871
Creveling, Adaline 44,888 Catasauqua widow $8.00
Dankel, Annie c. 186,948 Allentown mother $8.00 02/1880
Dankle, Charles H. 25,330 Allentown injury to abdomen $6.00
Deily, Edwin C. 221,636 Allentown saber w. l.arm $8.00 12/1882
Deily, Sarah 178,323 Fogelsville widow $8.00 08/1877
Detweiler, Henry 159,316 Allentown g.s.w. r.arm, l.leg $10.00 04/1879
Dismont, Daniel 108,356 Catasauqua g.s.w. r.thigh $4.00 03/1871
Doll, Mary 24,153 Wescosville widow 1812 $8.00 05/1879
Dutt, Mary 14,072 Wescosville widow 1812 $8.00 01/1879
Dyatt, James 175,544 Catasauqua g.s.w. r.arm $8.00 10/1880
Eagle, Frederick 136,394 Catasauqua rupture r.side $4.00 11/1875
Eagleson, John 143,170 Satasayna chr. rheum. $14.00
Ebert, Amanda 139,538 Allentown widow $8.00 08/1875
Edinger, Samuel G. 101,582 Allentown g.s.w. r.thigh $8.00  
Eisenhart, William 157,786 Allentown injury to abdomen $8.00 03/1879
Falck, Elizabeth 18,209 Macungie widow 1812 $8.00 02/1879
Farnham, Catherine 19,570 Ruckville widow $8.00 03/1879
Fegely, Polly 12,275 Trexlertown widow $8.00  
Fenstermacher, Elizabeth 24,774 Sipestown widow 1812 $8.00 06/1879
Ferber, Peter   Allentown dis. of abd. viscera $6.00 10/1880
Feushcomacher, Josiah 174,482 Coplay w. l.foot $2.00 01/1872
Fever, Rachel 115,304 Orefield widow $8.00  
Fink, Helen M. 14,589 Allentown widow $8.00  
Flata, Maria 64,561 Allentown widow $8.00 01/1866
Fluck, Mary 88,356 Wescosville widow 1812 $8.00 03/1882
Fogle, William H. 32,275 Allentown g.s.w. r.hand $6.00 02/1876
Frantz, Reuben 138,063 Weidasville g.s.w. l.thigh $4.00 06/1879
Frederick, Aaron 160,643 Allentown g.s.w. r.thigh $2.00 05/1879
Frederick, Solomon S. 159,468 Allentown sh. w. l.knee $1.00 05/1881
Freid, Edward S. 187,928 Allentown g.s.w. r.arm & side $6.00  
Frexler, Israel 142,426 Allentown surv. 1812 $8.00 10/1871
Fritz, Lewis 6,626 Allentown g.s.w. face, inj.abd $10.00 03/1879
Gangawers, Sarah 158,044 Allentown widow 1812 $8.00 01/1879
Gearhard, George H. 14,073 Allentown g.s.w. l.thigh $4.00 05/1879
Geiger, Harrison 159,469 Allentown g.s.w. r.hip $2.00 08/1880
Geisler, John 172,262 Trexlertown w. face $6.00 09/1866
Geissinger, Joseph 71,983 Friedensville sh. w. leg $2.00 02/1881
Gensler, Charles 187,625 Allentown g.s.w. l.hand $12.00 12/1870
Gilder, Elizabeth 102,360 Allentown mother $8.00 08/1876
Goeble, Levina 174,803 Allentown widow $20.00  
Good, George H. 47,211 Allentown g.s.w. l.thigh, r.ft. $5.75 03/1879
Gosom, Christiana 158,497 Mosserville mother $8.00 06/1876
Greenwalt, Catharine 173,904 Allentown widow 1812 $8.00 09/1879
Gulty, John 27,023 Orefield par. deaf $4.00 06/1878
Guth, Moses 154,092 Orefield injury to abdomen $2.00 10/1880
Haas, William S. 176,817 Laury's Station g.s.w. l.thigh $4.00 03/1881
Hagerty, Daniel 185,321 Catasauqua paral. l.side $6.00 06/1882
Hamersly, Ellis L. 211,262 Allentown frac. r.leg $6.00 06/1878
Hamersly, William W. 153,985 Allentown g.s.w. l.wrist $30.00 11/1863
Hartzell, Rachel 20,045 Allentown widow 1812 $8.00 05/1879
Hayman James B. 23,853 Allentown g.s.w. l.thigh $4.00 03/1878
Heinzleman, Elizabeth 151,608 Saegersville widow $8.00  
Held, Emilie 37,511 Allentown widow $8.00  
Hillegas, Elizabeth 71,208 Allentown widow $8.00  
Hilrick, Daniel 91,287 Reading dis. lungs $6.00 03/1878
Hippenstine, Franklin 152,037 Centre Valley w. r.shoul., arm $8.00  
Hoffman, Daniel 30,054 Allentown g.s.w. back $4.00 09/1879
Hohl, John 162,188 Allentown g.s.w. face, inj.hip $4.00 10/1880
Hooker, John M. 176,250 Catasauqua inj. eyes $8.00 07/1880
Hower, Anna 171,297 Allentown widow $8.00  
Hummel, Mary B. 42,717 Saegersville widow $8.00  
Hunsicker, William H. 129,143 Allentown w. l.shoul. $6.00  
Jacobs, John   Alburtis father $8.00 08/1881
James, Herbert 14,074 Catasauqua g.s.w. head $8.00 10/1878
Jaxthimer, Elizabeth 193,368 Jacksonville widow 1812 $8.00 05/1879
Jones, Catharine 155,824 Slatingville mother $8.00 05/1880
Kain, William 23,751 Slatington g.s.w. l.arm $8.00  
Keiper, Sarah 188,124 Allentown widow 1812 $8.00 04/1879
Keiser, Edwin 82,665 Allentown chr. diarr. $24.00 04/1880
Keller, Reuben 23,349 Allentown rheum. $6.00 06/1879
Kemmerer, Allen P. 166,940 Allentown g.s.w. r.leg, l.foot $2.00 02/1882
Kemmerer, Daniel 160,630 Alburtis sh. w. r.arm $1.00 04/1881
Kemmerer, Daniel 203,523 Alburtis sh. w. r.arm $1.00 04/1881
Kemmerer, Elizabeth 186,432 Allentown widow 1812 $8.00 02/1879
Kemmerer, Elizabeth 186,432 Allentown widow 1812 $8.00 09/1879
Kiser, Lydia 17,510 Ferndale mother $8.00 03/1879
Klotz, Mary 27,025 Orefield widow $8.00  
Knauss, Tame 183,454 Allentown mother $8.00 08/1872
Knauss, Thomas 43,637 Allentown sh. w. l.leg $6.00 08/1876
Knauss, Thomas 159,385 Allentown sh. w. l.leg $6.00 08/1876
Knecht, Edwin F. 140,314 Allentown w. r.leg $18.00 04/1864
Kock, Catharine C. 140,314 Allentown widow $20.00  
Kolb, Hannah 26,578 Saegersville widow $8.00  
Konold, Wilhelmina 108,383 Allentown widow $8.00  
Kraemer, Herman 108,641 Macungie w. l.arm $2.00 03/1867
Krapf, Xaver 90,675 Allentown dis. eyes, chr.diarr $6.00 08/1882
Krappenberger, S.A. 78,775 Allentown widow $8.00  
Kratzer, Andrew 217,389 Shoenersville minor of $8.00  
Kuhns, Rebecca 1,695 Allentown widow $8.00  
Landenschlayer, Louisa 52,598 Allentown widow $8.00  
Landenschlayer, Susan 2,446 Laury's Station widow 1812 $8.00 05/1879
Larash, Sophia A. 126,929 Allentown mother $8.00 03/1880
Lary, Eliza A. 23,503 Slatingville mother $8.00 94/1864
Latzer, Lavinia 187,281 Guth's Station widow $8.00  
Laub, John M. 18,515 Egypt g.s.w. l.knee $10.00 08/1864
Lay, William 115,761 Allentown w. r.arm $6.00 10/1863
Leiberger, William 31,397 Slatington chr. rheum. $6.00 04/1882
Lentz, Josiah 15,194 Allentown w. back $8.00 07/1866
Lester, Tilghman J. 206,100 Allentown sh. w. r.arm $4.00 02/1876
Lewis, John S. 67,178 Allentown w. l.thigh $6.00 04/1864
Lock, Catharine 137,918 New Tripoli widow $8.00  
Loeffler, Emanuel 27,420 Catasauqua g.s.w. l.thigh $4.00 03/1879
Long, Catharine 12,173 Allentown widow 1812 $8.00 04/1879
Lusenring, Martin 157,880 Allentown g.s.w. l.thigh $2.00 10/1880
Keef, Jeremiah 23,422 Trexlertown g.s.w. face, rheum. $10.00 07/1872
Lyburger, Hemly 176,031 Schnecksville   $6.00  
Lynn, Alfred 118,129 Catasauqua g.s.w. r.leg $8.00  
Marshall, William 83,206 Slatington w. l.elbow $18.00  
Martin, Sarah 54,764 Allentown widow $8.00  
Martz, Joseph F. 16,092 Allentown g.s.w. r.arm $2.00 11/1881
McDowell, Robert 60,508 Slatington g.s.w. foot $4.00 09/1881
McMonagle, William 198,113 Catasauqua g.s.w. r.leg $4.00 06/1878
McQuillen, John 195,642 Coplay g.s.w. l.arm & knee $8.00 04/1877
Medler, Mary A. 153,821 Lyon Valley mother $8.00 11/1869
Meitzler, Jacob 144,454 Alburtis surv. 1812 $8.00 05/1872
Mertz, Sarah A. 136,814 Allentown widow $8.00  
Mickley, Jacob 16,889 Hokendauqua surv. 1812 $8.00 09/1871
Miller, Catharine 25,130 Locust Valley widow 1812 $8.00 07/1879
Miller, Edwin W. 5,181 Allentown g.s.w. l.arm $4.00 04/1878
Miller, Maria 25,794 Allentown widow 1812 $8.00 07/1879
Miller, Sabilla 152,254 Allentown widow $8.00  
Miller, Sarah 25,723 Allentown widow 1812 $8.00 02/1879
Miller, Susanna 52,460 Macungie widow 1812 $8.00 01/1879
Moll, William H. 18,398 Hokendauqua g.s.w. l.hip $6.00 05/1874
Morford, Maria 15,849 Allentown widow $8.00  
Morgan, James 127,315 Allentown g.s.w. l.arm $4.00  
Moyer, Sarah 27,539 Litzenberg widow $8.00  
Muschlitz, Jacob 54,921 Allentown surv. 1812 $8.00 09/1871
Nace, Francisca 100,636 Allentown widow $8.00 06/1880
Nagle, Elizabeth 5,182 Allentown widow 1812 $8.00 02/1879
Nagle, John J. Jr.   Allentown par. ls. r.finger $2.00 05/1878
Neidhammer, George F. 17,511 Allentown injury to abdomen $8.00  
Neidrig, Thomas 152,844 Coopersburgh amp. r.arm $24.00  
Newhard, Benjamin F. 123,398 Laury's Station chr. diarr. $4.00 07/1880
Nunermaker, Charles A. 76,544 Allentown w. lower jaw $8.00 03/1872
Oberly, Joseph B. 171,709 Allentown w. r.hand $6.00 11/1865
Offhaus, William 116,122 Hokendauqua g.s.w. l.leg $2.00 10/1878
Paul, William H. 52,813 Allentown g.s.w. shoul. $4.00 01/1880
Pepples, James 156,129 Allentown g.s.w. r.hand $8.00 01/1865
Peters, Salome 164,005 Slatingville widow 1812 $8.00 10/1874
Pfeiffer, Charles 36,635 Allentown amp. r.index finger $3.00 09/1875
Pfeiffer, Obadiah 6,366 Allentown loss l.leg $18.00 09/1866
Piers, Richard 135,713 Ferndale chr. diarr. $12.00  
Piffer, Catharine 71,216 Allentown mother $8.00 10/1864
Pranger, Paul 112,968 Allentown g.s.w. l.leg, thumb $4.00 09/1881
Rath, Samuel 32,069 S. Whitehall chr. diarr. $4.00 11/1880
Rebenold, Elizabeth 193,339 S. Whitehall widow 1812 $8.00 11/1872
Reichart, Edwin O. 178,491 Rittersville injury to abdomen $4.00 04/1877
Reinhart, Griffin 4,388 Allentown g.s.w. face, jaw $6.00 07/1866
Resh, Anna 144,453 Orefield widow 1812 $8.00 02/1879
Roth, Maxmillian 67,055 Catasauqua g.s.w. r.hand $4.00 11/1882
Sauerwine, Charles 18,875 Orefield inj. back $8.00 05/1880
Savitz, Charles 220.541 Allentown par. ls. r.finger $2.00 06/1881
Saylor, John A. 167,878 Allentown g.s.w. r.lung $11.25 11/1875
Schaadt, David 191,479 Allentown injury to abdomen $10.00 05/1882
Schadt, Maria L.   Allentown widow $8.00 03/1877
Scherer, Margaret 136,459 Allentown widow 1812 $8.00 10/1878
Scherer, Rebecca 209,630 Allentown widow $8.00  
Schimpf, John 183,387 Catasauqua father $8.00  
Schlosser, Daniel 9,553 Allentown inj. l.eye $4.00 10/1878
Schneck, Elizabeth 57,022 Trexlertown g.s.w. back $3.00 03/1877
Schoudt, Annie 142,290 Allentown widow 1812 $8.00 09/1878
Schreiber, Elizabeth 156,168 Neff's widow 1812 $8.00 02/1879
Schuler, solomon H. 145,186 Schnecksville minor of $10.00 11/1881
Schwab, Joseph H. 9,267 Catasauqua injury to abdomen $6.00 06/1872
Schweitzer, Gottlieb 17,064 Allentown dis. eyes $8.00 02/1881
Scott, Franklin 128,082 Catasauqua g.s.w. l.leg $4.00 10/1878
Sensinger, Salome 117,293 Neff's widow 1812 $8.00 07/1878
Shaffer, Hiram F. 182,959 Allentown catarrh, par. deaf $8.00 12/1881
Shaffer, Lavinus W. 156,206 Allentown dis. heart $9.00 03/1881
Sherman, Lucy A. 7,249 Slatingville widow $8.00 04/1869
Shiffert, Sarah 199,191 Allentown widow $8.00  
Smith, Elizabeth 183,674 Allentown widow $8.00  
Smith, Francis 127,440 Allentown frac. r.femur $6.00  
Smith, Godfrey 72,226 Allentown periostitis $8.00 07/1882
Smoyer, Charles 59,097 Fogelsville g.s.w. r.hip $4.00 10/1880
Snyder, Harrison 71,429 Allentown g.s.w. r.hand $6.00  
Snyder, Lydia 215,338 Seiberlingville widow $8.00  
Snyder, Magdalena 176,561 Catasauqua widow 1812 $8.00 11/1878
Snyder, Sarah A. 73,538 Saegersville widow $8.00  
Stahler, Benjamin F. 119,086 Dillingersville malar. pois. $14.00 03/1877
Stephens, Charles 11,867 Allentown chr. rheum. $8.00 10/1879
Strasser, Fayette 21,450 Lyon Valley widow $8.00  
Tugend, Jacob 143,904 Coplay g.s.w. hnd. $6.00 03/1882
Wagner, John 162,554 Allentown surv. 1812 $8.00 02/1872
Wagner, Tilghman G. 38,256 Allentown g.s.w. l.leg $4.00 05/1881
Walk, Josiah H. 203,989 Catasauqua g.s.w. l.side $2.00 05/1878
Wambold, Henry 12,729 Friedensville g.s.w. l.leg $4.00 12/1877
Warner, Levi F. 189,357 Allentown chr. diarr.,rheum. $8.00 06/1880
Weaver, Benjamin H. 133,509 Catasauqua g.s.w. r.arm $4.00 08/1863
Weidener, James F. 149,945 East Texas g.s.w. r.foot $4.00 03/1878
Weil, Catharine 170,400 Allentown widow 1812 $8.00 11/1878
Weinsheimer, Frederick J. 15,219 Allentown g.s.w. l.ankle $2.00 06/1881
Weiss, Caroline 151,507 Allentown widow $8.00  
Weitzel, Sarah 12,443 Allentown widow (navy) $8.00 05/1882
Werkheiser, Leonard 189,764 Allentown frost bite feet $6.00 08/1878
Wetterhold, Eliza 123,051 Allentown widow $8.00  
Williams, Robert 24,893 Catasauqua injury to abdomen $6.00 12/1869
Wilt, Mary E. 154,874 Allentown widow (navy) $8.00 05/1882
Witzel, Sarah 58,742 Allentown widow $8.00  
Wolf, Henry 101,251 Allentown g.s.w. l.leg, arm $8.00 07/1871
Worley, Mary 2,954 Catasauqua widow $8.00  
Xander, Henrietta 24,893 Allentown widow $8.00  
Yaxheimer, Elizabeth 112,352 Jacksonville widow 1812 $8.00 05/1879
Yingling, Joseph E. 133,947 Allentown injury to abdomen $6.00 10/1879
Yoder, William H. 33,762 Ferndale g.s.w. r.knee $2.00 08/1881
Young, Sally A. 23,751 Allentown widow $8.00 04/1879
Youst, Gideon 162,625 Coplay g.s.w. l.leg $4.00 04/1879
Zeigler, Thomas 195,120 Allentown g.s.w. r.leg $4.00 10/1875
Zellner, Benjamin 183,663 Allentown inj. head $6.00 01/1882
Zeppenfeldt, Maria 158,882 Allentown mother $8.00 10/1868
Ziegenfuss, Eliza 135,092 Allentown widow $8.00 09/1871



Abbreviations used in the 1883 pension roll:


  • amp. - amputated

  • atr. - atrophy

  • chr. - chronic

  • diarr. - diarrhea

  • dis. - disease

  • frac. - fracture

  • g.s.w. - gun shot wound

  • inj. - injury

  • l. - left

  • ls. - loss

  • par. - partial

  • paral. - paralysis

  • r. - right

  • rheum. - rheumatism or rheumatic

  • shl., sh. - shell or shrapnel

  • shoul. - shoulder

  • w., wd. - wound


Abbreviated names:


  • Charles - Charles
  • Dan'l - Daniel
  • George - George
  • Jas. - James
  • Jno - John
  • Jos. - Joseph
  • Rob't - Robert
  • Sam'l - Samuel
  • Thos. - Thomas
  • Wm. - William



Source: Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883, Volume II





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