George W Bolster

M, b. 9 March 1834, d. 5 January 1891
Father*Henry Baruch Bolster b. 8 Jun 1792, d. 22 Jul 1859
Mother*Sarah Maria Chilson b. 8 Jun 1802, d. 8 Jun 1851
     George W Bolster was born on 9 March 1834 at New York, NY. He was the son of Henry Baruch Bolster and Sarah Maria Chilson. George W Bolster appeared on the census of 1850 in the household of Henry Baruch Bolster at New York Ward 16 District 2, New York, New York, NY; Henry B Bolster, 56, M, Stage Prop., 15000, Mass.
Sarah, 46, NY
Hester A Andrews, 26, F,, NY
Henry Clay Bolster,22,M,Stage Prop., NY
George W, 16,M, None, NY
Mary E, 13,F,,NY
Frances A,8,F,,NY.1 George W Bolster began military service on 29 May 1862 at New York, NY, 2nd Lieut
Commissioned an officer in Company B, New York 37th Infantry Regiment.2 He Regimental History
New York

This regiment, then located in New York city, now not in
service, was mustered in the United States service, May 29,
1862, for three months, and left the State (eight companies)
the same day. Commanded by Col. Charles Roome, it served in
the Middle Department, and was mustered out September 2, 1862,
at New York city.

June 18, 1863, it was remustered in the United States
service, but for thirty days, and commanded by Colonel Roome,
it left (ten companies) for Harrisburg, Pa., the same day, and
served in the 4th Brigade, 1st Division, Department
Susquehanna. It was mustered out at New York city, July 22,

May 6, 1864, it was mustered in the United States service
for the third time, and, under the command of Col. Ossian D.
Ashley, it served (nine companies) in the harbor of New York,
until it was mustered out, June 6, 1864.

In its service in 1863, the regiment lost: Died of
disease, 1 enlisted man; and took part in skirmishes at
Sporting Hill, Pa., June 30, 1863, where it had 1 officer and 3
enlisted men wounded, and at Carlisle, Pa., July 1, 1863, where
2 officers and 2 enlisted men were wounded, and 3 captured;
total wounded, 3 officers, 5 enlisted men; captured, 3 enlisted
men; aggregate, 11.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 2
on 29 May 1862 at 37th Infantry Regiment New York, NY.2 He ended military service on 2 September 1862 at New York, NY; Mustered out.2 He began military service on 6 May 1864 at New York, NY, Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant
Commissioned an officer in Company B, New York 37th Infantry Regiment.2 He ended military service on 6 June 1864 at Staten Island, NY; Mustered out.2 He married Levantia S Carpenter circa 1874.3 George W Bolster was living on 1 March 1875 at Freedom, Bourbon, KS; Farmer. Living with Louisa Carpenter, probably sister of Levantia S Carpenter (his wife).4 He was Border. Louisa Carpenter Living with him along with his two sons. on 6 January 1880 at Omnibus Clerk, New York, New York.5 He appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 at District 470, NYC, NY, NY; Boarder.6 He died on 5 January 1891 at age 56; NY Times Wednesday, Jan 7 1891; p5, Col 7 'DIED'

Bolsler [sic].--- Suddenly of pneumonia on the 5th of January, 1891 at his late residence, No [32 or 82] East 77th St. George W., son of the late Henry B. and Sarah M. Bolsler in the 57th year of his age. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend his funeral from the St. Luke's Methodist Episcopal Church, 41st St. near 6th Ave on Thursday, at 11:30 o'clock AM. Kindly omit flowers. Interment at Greenwood. Jacksonville (Fla.) and Fort Scott (Kan) papers please copy. He was buried on 8 January 1891 at Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn, NY.


Levantia S Carpenter b. 21 Aug 1837, d. 29 Jan 1879


  1. [S2] 1850 Federal Census unknown record type,.
  2. [S90] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2009. Original data: Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA from the following list of works.
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  3. [S63] Unknown author,
  4. [S91] Unknown record type, unknown repository address.
  5. [S66] 1880 Federal Census Census, 1880 United States Federal Census > New York > New York City-Greater > New York (Manhattan) > District 470.
  6. [S66] 1880 Federal Census Census,.