Looking for info on Civil War veterans named Zorger who served with the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry.The regiment mustered in York in September 1861.
1) Zorger, George M., Pvt Co B; mustered Sep 14, 1861, as a volunteer; captured June 23, 1864, near Petersburg, Virginia; born Aug 10, 1842; died in Florence Prison Dec 20, 1864; a farmer from Goldsboro, York County; was also captured at the battle of Carter's Woods and shot in left leg at the battle of Spottsylvania; son of Martin and Mary Ann Zorger; a half second cousin to Peter F. Zorger
2) Zorger, Isaac V., Pvt Co B; mustered Oct 31, 1861, as a volunteer; discharged Nov 13, 1864; born 1843; died Mar 23, 1898; a laborer from Harrisburg; 5' 2"; lost his left index finger in an 1887 work-related accident
3) Zorger, Peter Frysinger; Pvt Co B; mustered Sep 14, 1861, as a volunteer; discharged Apr 7, 1865; born Apr 16, 1846; died Feb 11, 1897; a laborer and peddler from Goldsboro; 5' 7", sandy hair, brown eyes; captured at the battle of Carter's Woods and returned to the regiment October 5, 1863; captured again September 24, 1864, on his way home to be discharged; endured the measles and numerous cases of diarrhea and was not on active duty after May 15, 1864; prisoner until March 5, 1865, in Salisbury, North Carolina; upon returning from the army, he got Leah "Lil" Redman of York Haven pregnant; Leah had him arrested for bastardy, and he paid her four installments of $25.00; married Anna Catherine Hurd October 1, 1868; children: Daniel H., Annie C., Charles E., and Phillip E.; shacked up with Annie E. Geistwite Bradigan and moved to Indiana in 1880, then Macon County, Illinois, and died at Terre Haute; "always a very nice man and didn't drink and was trying to live a Christian life before he got to running after this womjan Geistwite"; a distant relative of George Zorger; name often misspelled "Zerger"; remarried Annie E. Geistwite in Indiana but neither bothered to divorce their first spouses, so a battle of the pension ensued between the two "widows"; brother of Henry Zorger who served in the 12th Regt. P.V.R.C.
4) Zorger, William F., 1st Sgt Co A; mustered Sep 11, 1861, as a volunteer; discharged Oct 13, 1864; born 1843; died Dec 15, 1904; a machinist from York; 6' 1", blue eyes, dark hair; shot above the right hip at the battle of Monocacy, the ball passing out his back near the spine; married Mary C. ?; as of 1879, lived in Philadelphia; buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery, York
5) Zorger, William H. Cpl Co B; mustered Sep 14, 1861, as a volunteer; wounded at the battle of Payne's Farm