91st PA: Jacob Appel

Jacob Appel

Before the war

He was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1830/32. [sources: date: 5 (31 in 1863), 6 (31 in 1863), 8 (30 in 1860), 10 (30 in 1863). place: 5, 6, 8, 10]

In 1860, he was living in Birmingham Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He was a blacksmith. [source: 8]

When he enlisted, he was a blacksm[ith]. [sources: 5, 6]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair. [sources: 5 (complexion is blank), 6]

During the war

In May/June 1863, he apparently registered for the draft. He was a blacksmith, and was single. [source: 10]

He was drafted. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 10 July 1863. He was mustered in as a private in the 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. His service was credited to the 23rd congressional district. [sources: 1, 5, 6, 11, 12]

He was captured. [sources: 1, 4]

He died in Andersonville Prison on 12 May 1864. The cause of death was starvation. [sources: 1, 4, 9]

He was transferred from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st. On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G. On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company. He was then absent, as a private. He served as a private in company K. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 5 (missing in action), 6 (missing in action), 9, 11, 12]

On 7 October 1864, he was dropped as missing in action. [source: 7]

William O'Connor was also transferred with the men from the 62nd Pennsylvania although he had died.

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Jacob Appel)

2 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Jacob Appell)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Jacob Appell)

4 company K, second register of deaths (Jac Appel)

5 company K, second descriptive roll (Jacob Appel)

6 company K, third descriptive roll (Jacob Appel)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 7 October 1864 (Job [?] Apple)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Birmingham Borough, microfilm series M653, film 1065, page 136 = 135 handwritten (Jacob Appel)

9 Page 155. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (Jacob Apple)

10 Consolidated lists of Civil War draft registrations, 1863-1865, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 110 (Jacob Apel)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jacob Appel)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jacob Apple)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name
Ancestry index (accessed September 2006)
1850 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 27 Jun 12)
1870 US census
FamilySeach index (accessed 27 Jun 12)
1880 US census
FamilySeach index (accessed 27 Jun 12)
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed September 2006)
1900 US census
FamilySeach index (accessed 27 Jun 12)
1910 US census
FamilySeach index (accessed 27 Jun 12)
1920 US census
FamilySeach index (accessed 27 Jun 12)
1930 US census
FamilySeach index (accessed 27 Jun 12)
Pennsylvania veterans' burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 2 April 2012)
Find a grave
accessed 27 June 2012 (including Andersonville National Cemetery)
Applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 27 June 2012)
Records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 27 June 2012)

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Jacob Appel in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Birmingham Borough, microfilm series M653, film 1065, page 136 = 135 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other people at this residence, headed by Martin Fidler, inn keeper]
[identification is likely, based on his birthplace and occupation]
line22
Dwelling number[812]
Family number[958]
NameJacob Appel
Age30
SexW
Color 
OccupationBlack smith
Value of real estate owned 
Value of personal estate 
Place of birthBavaria
Married within year 
Attended school within year 
Cannot read & write 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 4 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Appel, Jacob.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also 62 Pa. Inf.
Reference Card.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

[second card]

Apple, Jacob.
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Appel, Jacob.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

draft registration record

[Consolidated lists of Civil War draft registrations, 1863-1865, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 110]
[transcribed 27 June 2012, from Ancestry, US Civil War draft registrations, Pennsylvania, 22nd Congressional District, class 1, volume 1 of 3, A-L, image 23 of 419]

SCHEDULE I.--CONSOLIDATED LIST of all persons of CLASS I, subject to do military duty in the 22d Congressional District, consisting of Part of Allegheny County, State of Pennsylvania, enumerated during the month [sic] of May + June, 1863, under direction of J. Heron [?] Foster, Provost Marshal.
RESIDENCE.[Birmingham Boro] 338.
NAME.3 Apel Jacob
AGE 1st July 1863.30
WHITE OR COLORED.Do. [sc. White]
PROFESSION, OCCUPATION, OR TRADE.Blk-Smith
MARRIED OR UNMARRIED.Single
PLACE OF BIRTH.Germany
FORMER MILITARY SERVICE.[blank]
REMARKS.     3

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