Niagara County

Pension File Summary - Philip H. Messeroll

The Philip H. Messeroll file was started in 1899 and ended just before Hannah Elizabeth Stratton died in 1908. Owning and share cropping out to local farmers, meant she had the potential in farming terms of making too much money. She was left to live on annual net profits from the farm of less than 500 dollars per year.

Philip H. Messeroll
1st LT
Company E 151 NY Volunteer Infantry
Case Number 422712
information on the record from The National Archives

Mrs. Emona Lombard (daughter of deceased widow Hannah Elizabeth Stratford Meseroll
Philip H. Meseroll Invalid certificate 617468
Enlisted July 1, 1864
Discharged June 26, 1865
Attained the Rank of Lieutenant
Widow application for pension under widow act passed 1906 Cert # 702283
1898 claim posted thru Olcott, NY, as current residence at the time of claim process
1908 widow’s application for pension rejected
Married 20 Oct 1842, Olcott, NY, by JP George Mannon
Lydia S. born 23 Apr 1843
Hannah J.? Born 16 Jan 1848
Emeline M. born 20 Nov 1847
Mary C. born 28 Nov 1849
information during pension application on 4 Jul 1898

Lawrence J. McParlin, Atty., Lockport, NY
Pension application for widow rejected July 3, 1908

Philip H. Meseroll died 24 Mar 1899 at Newfane, Niagara County, NY

Jane Messeroll and Jennie Eshbaugh as witnesses to starting widows pension 27 Apr 1908

George F. Lombard testimony Alliant of despondent (widow) 29 Sep 1900
William F. Stout also Alliant 29 Sep 1900
Russell A. Ferris Wilson, NY, 13 Jan 1906 additional evidence about financial conditions fruit/grain farm
Christian Safferin also additional farming evidence 10 Jan 1906
Matilda A. Stout, Olcott, NY, statement of personal knowledge over 50 years with Widow and Soldier
Jennie N. Bugbre additional evidence

Contributed 20 Jan 2021 by Rick Porter

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