Private John Mansur, Company D.


JOHN HOFFMAN MANSUR, son of Moses Mansur; born in Cearnarvon Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, May 25, 1842. His parents returned to Philadelphia soon after, and resided there permanently. He attended the public schools until 1856. He learned the trade of gas-meter making and worked at it until the breaking out of the war, when he enlisted in Co. D, 75th Regiment Pennyslvania Volunteers, August 23, 1861, for three years. He was transferred to the United States Signal Corps in 1862 and served in that branch of the service until the expiration of his term of service. On November 13, 1866, he married Elizabeth Ann Lee of Philadelphia. In June, 1890, he removed to Royersford, Pa., and engaged in the business of gas-meter making under the corporate title of the Keystone Meter Co., and became president of the company. He compiled the second printed genealogy of the Mansur family. Elizabeth Ann Lee, wife of John H. Mansur, was born July 31, 1839, in Philadelphia. Her father's name was William Lee of Philadelphia, who was born April 14, 1816. He died in the army in 1864. Her mother's name was Elizabeth Ann Shoemaker of Philadelphia, who was born December 23, 1815, and died February 4, 1892, at Royersford, Pa., in the 78th year of her age. Mr. Mansur died at Royersford, 1915, and his widow now lives in Philadelphia.

The House of Mansur, pg. 126
Author: Mary Rebecca Ellis
Call Number: R929.2 M289e