Augustus Enders, Somerset County, Pennsylvania gunsmith

Calculating from data on his tombstone, Augustus Enders was born in 1815.

Augustus Enders was included in the 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Somerset County, Pennsylvania" because of a Civil War military enrollment document that identifies him as a 39-year-old gunsmith. His height was listed as five feet, eight inches, his eyes were described as gray, and his complexion was characterised as light. He enrolled in Company D of the 79th Pennsylvania Regiment as a substitute on February 13, 1865 in Philadelphia and received his discharge in the vicinity of Alexandria, Virginia on July 5, 1865.

The 1870 federal census of Somerset lists Augustus Enders as a 45-year-old individual who was born in Prussia.

Near the end of his life, Augustus Enders received a health-related Veteran's pension.

Augustus Enders appears on the 1890 Veteran's schedule of Somerset County as having been a Private in Company D of the 79th Pennsylvania Volunteers from February 20, 1865 to July 5, 1865. The schedule indicates he has a Somerset address and was suffering from heart disease and rheumatism.

Augustus Enders is buried in the Union Cemetery (40.0116997, -79.0800018) in the town of Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. His tombstone states, "Augustus Enders died June 4, 1892 aged 77 yrs. & 27 ds. -- Member Co. D 79 Regt. Pa. Vols."

Augustus Enders' widow Susan applied for a survivor's pension on the basis of Augustus's military service.

Augustus Enders was mentioned in a Memorial Day article that was published in the June 3, 1896 issue of the "Somerset Herald" newspaper.

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