Civil War Pension file: Charles C. Craner, Private, Co. F, 4th Reg’t, NJ Vol Inf.
Abstracted and Transcribed from photocopies obtained from National
Archives and Records Administration
Invalid Army Pension
State of New Jersey
County of Camden
On this __ day of June A.D. one thousand, eight hundred and sixty three, personally appeared before me George Berver Clerk of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, within and for the County of State aforesaid, Charles C. Craner, aged 24 years, a resident of Monroe Township in the State of New Jersey who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Charles C. Craner who enlisted in the service of the United States at Trenton New Jersey on the Sixth day of August in the year 1861 as a Private in Company F commanded by N.B. Sasouson in the Fourth Regiment of New Jersey Volunteers in the War of 1861, and was honorably discharged on the Seventeenth day of January in the year 1863. that while in the service aforesaid, and
in the line of his duty, he was wounded at the battle of Gaines Hill in the left shoulder by musketball. Since his discharge he has resided at Cross Keys, Monroe Township, Camden County, New Jersey, have worked on farm when able- have been strictly temperate.
Charles C. Craner, claimant (his X mark)
Certificate No. 20177
Name, Charles C. Craner
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions
Washington, D.C., January 15, 1898.
In forwarding to the pension agent the executed voucher for your next quarterly payment please favor me by returning this circular to him with replies to the questions enumerated below.
First. Are you married? If so, please state your wife’s full name and her maiden name.
Answer. yes Emily E. Craner nee E.E. Mapes
Second. When, where, and by whom were you married?
Answer. Aug 14 1864 at Haddonfield Rev. BF Woolston
Third. What record of marriage exists?
Answer. in Camden Recorders office
Fourth. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce.
Answer. No I was not
Fifth. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth.
Richard March 28 1866
Martha Aug 8 1868
Joseph Sept 4 1871
C. Henry Oct 4 1873
Emily (month?) 8 1880
(?Name?) May 30 1883
Date of reply, May 4, 189_
Chas C. Craner (signature)
Certificate No. 20.177
Last issue: August 6, 1908
Pensioner: Charles C. Craner
Date of death: November 29, 1909
Claimant: Emily E. Craner, Widow
Soldier’s Home, Vineland
New Jersey Home for Disabled Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, their Wives and Widows, at Vineland
Vineland, N.J. Feb’y 8th/10.
Hon. J.L. Davenport;-
Commisioner of Pensions, Washington, D.C.
In compliance with your request, herewith, in reference to the pension claim of Emily E. Craner, #933511, The record of this Home shows that Charles C. Craner, and his wife, Emily E. Craner, were admitted, April 16, 1906. The “next of kin,” is Richard L. Craner, Residence- #604, E. High Street, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Charles C. Craner died Nov. 29/09.
Widow’s Certificate Number 697023
Name of soldier (or sailor): Charles C. Craner
Service of soldier (or sailor): Soldier. Private, Co. F, 4 Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers Infantry
I am pensioned under the abover certificate number, because of the service of the soldier (or sailor) named. I was not his wife during the period of his service in the Civil War. (If not, write word “not” in black space.)
I am his widow- 72 years of age, having been born Greenland, Camden Co, 1844 at New Jersey.
I am entitled to the increase of pension provided by the first section of the Act of September 8, 1916.
(Signature) Emily E. Craner
(Post-office address) Vineland N.J. Soldiers Home
Aug 4 1920 Nov 6 1920
To the Chief, Finance Division:
You are hereby notified that check #7605624 for $90.00 dated Nov 4 1920 in favor of EMILY E. CRANER, post-office VINELAND NJ, Certificate #697023, ACT APR SOLDIERS’ HOME Class ACT OF MAY 1, 1920.
Section 5 has been returned to this office by the Postmaster with the information that the pensioner
died has remarried and said check has this day been cancelled.
Guy O. Taylor