Ball, Jerome

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY
Jerome Ball


Jerome Ball was born in 1843 to Peter Ball 1798 - D. Aug 29, 1883) and Eve E. Kniskern (B. Dec 8, 1800, D. Nov 22, 1866). He was the youngest of eight children.

Marriage & Children

Jerome Ball married Isadora A. Settle in about 1869 in Berne. She was born in about 1848 and was the daughter of Edward Settle and Emeline Adams.

They had

  • Delphine Ball (B. abt 1872)
  • Catherine Ball (B. abt 1874)
  • Wetmore Ball (B. abt 1876)

Military Service

Residence at Enlistment: Berne[1]
Place of Birth: Berne, NY[1]
Date of Birth: 20 Oct 1843[1]
Names of Parents: Peter (Ball) and Eve Kniskern[1]
Marital Status: Single[1]
Occupation: Farmer[1]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[1]
Bounty Received: None[1]
Enlistment Date: 4 Sept 1862
Enlistment Place: Watervliet, New York
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 30th Infantry
Company: Company D
Transfer Date: 25 May 1863
Transferred to: 76th Infantry, Company I
Promotion Date: 1 Nov 1864
Promotion Rank: Corporal
Transferred to: 147th Infantry, Company E
Transfer Date: 28 Jan 1865
Transferred to: 91st Infantry, Company I
Transfer Date: 5 Jun 1865.
Muster Out Date: 3 Jul 1865
Muster Out Place: Washington, DC
Additional Remarks: "Transferred to 76th Reg Co I May 28th 1863 Transferred from 147th Reg Co E Feb 1865 from that to 91st Reg June 6 1865 Was at the Surrender of Gen Lee April 9th 1865 Still living P.O. Address Cohoes N.Y."[1]Enlisted at the age of 18. Received a promotion to Corporal before Sept 1863, but was returned to ranks and later again promoted. Born in Berne, NY, 18 years old, Carpenter, Gray eyes, Dark hair, Fair complexion, 5'4" tall.[2]
Sources Used: 1865 census, Berne, Albany Co., NY;, American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General for the years 1899 and 1901; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


Jerome died in December 1935 and was buried in the Waterford Rural Cemetery, Waterford, Saratoga Co., NY

Jerome Ball marker at Waterford Rural Cemetery


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases