Individual Record 28

Name}   Baldwin, Daniel Webster Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 15 Aug 1846 Place} Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey
Marr.: Date} Fam 21 Nov 1868 Place} Centerville, Livingstone, New Jersey     (Link)
Death: Date} Fam 15 May 1910 Place} Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey
Burial: Date} Fam 18 May 1910 Place} Prospect Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}  51 = Letter
Source 2} 489 = Photograph
Source 3} 1480=Genealogy
Source 4} 121 = 1850 USA cen
Source 5}  32 = 1860 USA cen
Source 6} 1138=Military rec
Source 7} 1153=Military rec
Source 8}  37 = 1870 USA cen
Source 9}  28 = 1880 USA cen
Source 10}792 = 1890 Vet cen
Source 11}119 = Pension rec
Source 12} 22 = 1900 USA cen
Source 13}1479=Photograph
Source 14}231 = 1910 USA cen
Source 15}116 = Pension rec
Source 16} 58 = Photograph
Source 17}220 = Cemetery rec
Parents: } George Baldwin & Deborah Beach
   Relationship No.} 30
1st Household No.} 41 = Newark, Essex, New Jersey
      Occupation 1} House/wall painter
       Occupation 2} Carpenter
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime} Jacobus, Evelena
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Daniel Webster Baldwin, the son of George and Deborah Baldwin, was born 15 Aug 1846 in Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey.  He was the second of two children, having a sister Harriet, three years older.  In the 1850 U.S. census, the family was living in the North Ward of Newark, Essex, New Jersey.  Living with them was Nancy Baldwin, age 67, his grandmother.  By the 1860 U.S. census, the family, including Nancy, had moved back to Caldwell.  Living next to them was an Ira Baldwin and his family.
Click to enlarge Daniel enlisted 3 Sep 1862 with the Union Army.  18 Sep 1862 is given as enlistment date in a summary of his record in Source 1138.  He was only 16 years of age.  He served with the 26th Regiment, N.J. Volunteers, Company D. as a drummer.  His military records, found in his pension records, list him as being 5'9½", wt. 143, eyes/gray. hair/brown.  There was no birth certificate or family bible record of his age.  Among other things, the 26th Regiment participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg, VA., 12 to 15 Dec 1863, the "Mud March" 20 to 24 Jan 1863, the Chancellorsville Campaign 27 Apr to 6 May, and the Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, 3 May.  He was discharged 27 Jun 1863 at Newark.

Click to enlarge After the war, Daniel bought his own drum, seen at the left, which is now in my possession.  He would use it in parades, such as on the Fourth of July.

In 1868, Daniel married Evelena Jacobus in Centerville, Livingston, New Jersey.  In the 1870 U.S. census, Daniel and Evelena were living with his parents.  His grandmother Nancy has since died.  Also in the same household were his sister Harriet, her husband, James Jacobus, and infant daughter, Ida.  There were other Baldwins and Jacobus' living nearby.  Daniel is listed in the census as being a carpenter.  According to affidavits filed in his Pension Record, he was an apprentice for his uncle, Jared Beach, learning the carpenter trade before he enlisted in the army.

Daniel and Evelena were still living in Caldwell in the 1880 U.S. census.  They now had two sons, Edward James, age 8, and George Leslie, age 4.  Daniel is listed in the census as being a painter.

In July 1889, Daniel fell from a building while working for Sherman Paddock.  He had worked for Sherman as a carpenter in the years of 1883 and 1884, and again in 1888 and 1889.  He broke no bones but suffered internal injuries, and was laid up for four or five weeks under the care of a doctor.  After returning to work, he was no longer to do the heavy lifting required.  When the building was completed, he was laid off.  The injuries continued to bother him the rest of his life.  In August 1900, when Daniel applied for an invalid pension, he stated that he was unable to earn a support by manual labor by reason of "internal injury from fall, vertigo in head and weak stomach and chronic diarrhea".

In the 1890 U.S. Veteran's Schedule, Daniel is listed as living in Caldwell.  It records that he served 9 months as a drummer during the war.  In the June 1900, U.S. census, Daniel and Evelena were living in the Verona Township, Essex.  Living with them was their grandson, Wilfred Leslie Baldwin, the son of George Leslie.  In a declaration by Daniel, he states that he had lived in Cedar Grove, time undetermined, but returned to Caldwell in December 1901.

In the 1910 U.S. census, taken in April, Daniel was still living in Caldwell, with his wife Evelena and granson Wilfred.

Baldwin Tombstones, Prospect Hill Cemetery,
 Caldwell, New Jersey According to his death certificate, Daniel died 15 May 1910, in Caldwell, at the age of 63 years, 9 months.  Cause of death was pneumonia, contributed to by hemiplegia, paralysis of one lateral side of the body resulting from injury (as by injury of hemorrhage).  He was buried in the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey on 18 May 1910.  His gravestone is incorrectly marked with a death date of March 1910.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date} 1864 Place} Presbyterian Church, Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey George Baldwin, Daniel Webster Baldwin,
                Leslie George Baldwin, Wilfred Leslie Baldwin
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Daniel Webster in 1904
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service} Army - Infantry          for the State of} New Jersey
Health Condition} Fall from roof
  Cause of Death} Pneumonia
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 23 May 2014
Date Created}    1 Aug 1992
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