Michael John Neill's weekly genealogy how-to column.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Pension Payment Card for Emmar Osenbaugh
This is part of the Civil War pension payment card for Emmar Osenbaugh--obtained on FamilySearch. This is the same person as Emma Sargent, who was discussed in an earlier issue of Casefile Clues. At the time Emma was initially discussed, it was known she had at least five marriages (four husbands). Her last known name was apparently Olenbaugh and she was in Oklahoma. We'll have an update on how she was found.
The pension payment card even gives her date of death.
What is interesting is that the card appears to be "her card." One for her husband was not initially located. It may be that John Osenbaugh never applied for a pension, making Emmar's widow's application potentially even more interesting as she had five marriages previous to Osenbaugh.
We'll have an update on how we found Emma/Emmar and her pension file in an upcoming issue or two of Casefile Clues.