David M. CRANER Civil War Pension File

Civil War Pension file: David M. Craner, Private, Co. D, 25th Reg’t,
NJ Vol Inf.

Abstracted and Transcribed from photocopies obtained from National Archives and Records Administration


Declaration for Original Invalid Pension
State of New Jersey, County of Cumberland
On this 8 day of Aug A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one personally appeared before me Dep Clerk of the Com. Pleas Ct. a Court of Record within and for the county aforesaid, David M. Craner aged 40 years, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical David M. Craner who was enrolled on the First day of September, 1862, in company D of the 25th regiment of N.J. commanded by Capt. E.T. Garrison and was honorably discharged at Beverly, N.J. on the 1st day of Sept, 1862; That his personal
description is as follows: Age 40 years; height Five feet 5 1/2 inches; complexion Light, hair, Blue; eyes . That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and in the line of his duty at Fairfax Seminary in the State of Virginia on or about the 1st day of Dec, 1862, he contracted deafness. I contracted deafness in right ear and neuralgia in
right eye, also disease of the kidneys.

That since leaving the service this applicant has resided in the County of Cumberland in the State of N.J., and his occupation has been that of a farmer.


Declaration for Widow’s Pension
State of New Jersey, County of Cumberland

On this 29 day of August, A.D., one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three, personally appeared before me, John G. Ayars, a Notary Public, within and for the County and State aforesaid, Mary Craner, aged 52 years, a resident of the City of Bridgeton, County of Cumberland, State of New Jersey, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of David M. Craner, who enlisted under the name of David M. Craner at _____________, on the First day of September A.D. 1862, in Company D, 25th Regiment- New Jersey Volunteer Infantry as a private and served at least ninety days in the late War of the Rebellion, who was honorably discharged June 20th 1863, and died August 12th
That she was married under the name of Mary Brown, to said David M. Craner, on 24th day of August 1862, by Rev J.H. Stockton, at Blackwoodtown, N.J., there being no legal barrier to said marriage and that neither she nor David M. Craner were ever married prior to that time.

That she has not remarried since the death of the said David M. Craner.

That she is without other means of support than her daily labor. That names and dates of birth of all the children now living under sixteen years of age of the soldier are as follows:
George C., born May 14, 1879
Estella T., born Oct 28, 1882
Mary B., born Dec 13, 1887


Widow’s Pension
Claimant: Mary Craner
P.O.: Bridgeton
County: Cumberland, State: NJ

Soldier: David M. Craner
Rank: Private, Co. D
Regiment: 25 NJ Vol Inf
Rate, $8 per month, commencing Aug 31, 1893, and $2 per month for each child, as follows:

George C., Born, May 14, 1879; Sixteen, May 13, 1895; commencing Aug 31, 1893
Estella T., Born, Oct 28, 1882; Sixteen, Oct 27, 1898; commencing Aug 31, 1893
Mary B., Born, Dec 13, 1887; Sixteen, Dec 12, 1903; commencing Aug 31, 1893

Enlisted: Sept 1, 1862
honorably disch’d: June 20, 1863

Died: Aug 12, 1893
Declaration filed: Aug 31, 1893

Soldier’s app’n filed: Aug 12, 1881
Clt’s marriage to soldier: Aug 24, 1862


Sept. 14, 1916
Widow’s Certificate Number 403.131

Name of soldier (or sailor): David M. Craner
Service of soldier (or sailor): Co D – 25th N.J. Vol Inf

Commissioner of Pensions, Washington, D.C.

I am pensioned under the above certificate number, because of the service of the soldier (or sailor) named. I was yes his wife during the period of his service in the Civil War. (If not, write word “not” in blank space.)
I am 74 years of age, having been born Feb’y 11/1842 at Camden Co’ N.J.
I am entitled to the increase of pension provided by the first section of the Act of September 8, 1916.
(Signature) Mary Craner
(Post-office address) Vineland NJ Soldiers Home

CRANER Census Abstracts 1850-1860

CRANER: 1850 Census: NJ Camden
Gloucester Twp., p270

666 681 Hudson Craner 37 M Laborer New Jersey
               Phoebe 45 F         New Jersey
           Richard H. 14 M         New Jersey
              Charles 11 M         New Jersey
             David M. 10 M         New Jersey
              Mary E.  6 F         New Jersey
             Isabella  4 F         New Jersey
               Joseph  2 M         New Jersey
CRANER: 1860 Census: NJ Camden
Chews Landing, Washington Twp.
27 June 1860

592 592  Hudson Craner  46 M  Laborer  100(personal estate)  NJ
         Pheobe         ?? F  
         Charles        22 M
         David M.       20 M
         Mary E.        17 F
         Isabella       15 F
         Joseph         12 M

David M. Craner Death Certificate (1893)

CRANER, David M.: Death Certificate 1893
Abstracted from photocopy included in Civil War Pension File for David M. Craner

State of New Jersey
Certificate of Death

1. Full name of deceased: David M. Craner
2. Age: 53, Color: White
3. married, Occupation: Laborer
4. Birthplace: New Jersey
5. Last place of residence: Fairfield Twp. Cumberland County, NJ
6. How long resident in this State: During life
7. Place of death: Fairfield Twp., Cumberland County, NJ
8. Father’s name: Hudson Craner, Country of birth: U.S.
9. Mother’s name: Phoebe Craner, Country of birth: U.S.
10. I hereby certify that I attended the deceased during the last illness, and that he died on the 12th day of August 1893; and that the cause of death was Cerebral Apoplexy.
Length of sickness: Ten hours
Frank M. Bateman, Medical Attendant
Residence: Cedarville
Name and residence of Undertaker: Pierce & Carl, Bridgeton, NJ
Place of Buriel: Broad St. Cemetery, Bridgeton, NJ