Verlander was born in New York around 1838. He married in the
late 1850s. The Verlanders were living in Pennsylvania when his
wife Amanda bore a son, Francis H. "Frank" Verlander,
Verlander enlisted as a Private in Company K, Pennsylvania
36th Infantry Regimenton June 4, 1861. This regiment was the 7th
of the Pennsylvania reserve regiments. It was organized at West
Chester, ordered to Washington on July 21, 1861, and there
mustered into the U. S. service on the 27th for a three
years' term. At Tennallytown, in August, it was assigned to
the 2nd brigade of the reserves under Brigadier General George
G. Meade. Stationed at Great Falls and later at
Tennallytown, the troops constantly expected an engagement with
the forces in the vicinity, but none occurred until the
affair at Dranesville, Virginia, in December, in which the
3rd brigade won a victory, but the 2nd arrived too late to
participate. At Mechanicsville the part of the regiment was
not important, but at Gaines' Mill it was in the thick of
the fight and its losses were heavy. It was active at
Glendale; in reserve at Malvern Hill; met with heavy losses
Verlander received a disability discharge and mustered out on
November 13, 1862. He returned to his wife and son, and brought
his family to Camden, where in 1863 another son, Theodore A.
Verlander was born. Two more sons came afterwards, Clarence and
stated above, Theodore Verlander was appointed to the Camden Fire Department to on
in September of 1871. He was then making his home at 411Cedar
Street in North Camden. He was dismissed from the Camden
Fire Department on October 22, 1872.
the 1878-1879 City Directory Theodore Verlander was living at
Street. By the time the 1880 Census was taken he had moved
to 615 Pearl
Street, where he lived through 1884. By the following year
he had moved to 804 Linden
Street. He then was working as a machinist in Philadelphia.
The 1887-1888 and 1888-1889 City Directories state that Theodore
Verlander was residing at 210 York
Street and was still working as a machinist.
Verlander passed away on November 14, 1889, survived by his wife
and sons Frank, Theodore, Clarence, and William. Amanda
Verlander was approved for her Civil War widow's pension on
December 20, 1889.
Verlander was a member of the Thomas
M.K. Lee Post 5, G.A.R.
He was active with New Jersey Lodge No. 1, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows, and he also had been a
founding member, in 1868, of Council No.20 of the Order
of United American Mechanics.