91st PA: Philip Demmel

Philip Demmel

Before the war

He was born in February 1844 (15; 6 (18 in 1861), 8 (18 in 1861), 10, 11, 13 [16 in 1860], 14 [26 in 1870], 15 [56 in 1900], 19 [67 in 1910], 20 [75 in 1920], 21 [71 in 1930], 22 [37 in 1880]). He was born in Germany (6, 10, 11, 13 [Bavaria], 14 [PA], 15, 19, 20, 21 [Ill], 22 [Prussia]).

He immigrated to the United States in 1846 (15) or 1847 (19).

In 1860, he was living in Birmingham Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with Philip and Elizabeth Roslion [?] and others (13). Since in 1870, Philip, Elizabeth, Adam, and Fred Rosleyon were living with Henry Rosleyon, it is tempting to suspect that Elizabeth is Philip Demmel's mother, and Philip Rosleyon his stepfather (23).

When he enlisted, he was a painter (or possibly a glas[sblower?]) when he was enlisted (6, 8 [printer], 10 [painter], 11 [painter]). He was living at Birmingham, Pennsylvania (8).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 [or 9] inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey [or dark] eyes, and dark hair (6, 8 [5'9", dark eyes], 11 [5'8", dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair]).

During the war

He enlisted on 29 July 1861, at Alleghany County, Pennsylvania (8). He was mustered into service on 29 August 1861, as a corporal, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (8).

He reenlisted and was mustered into service on 27 or 28 December 1863 in the 62nd Pennsylvania (1, 6 [27 Dec], 7 [28 Dec], 8 [28 Dec], 10 [27 Dec], 11 [27 Dec], 17). He was reenlisted for three years, at Licken Run, Virginia, by Lieutenant S [?] M Adams (6, 10, 11). He was mustered into service by Captain Barnard (6, 10, 11).

He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company L of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st (1, 6, 7, 8). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (2). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (3, 9). He was then present on duty as a teamster in the brigade commissary (3). He was a private, in company K (1, 24, 25).

On 27 April 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 April 1865 (4, 9).

On 28 June 1865 (?), he began a furlough, which expired some time in June (5). He returned on "27" 65" (5).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 17). He was a corporal in company K (24, 25).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Birmingham, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with Mary (presumably his wife) and George (presumably their son) (14). He was a policeman, and owned $500 in personal property.

In 1880, he was living at 30 Bing Lange, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County Pennsylvania (22). He was living with his wife Mary and children E. George and Willie (22). He was a special policeman (22).

In 1890, he was living at 2701 Jane Street, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (16).

On 28 January 1895, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (12, 17).

In 1900, he was living at 2706 Jane [??] Street, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (15). He was living with his son George and George's family (15). He was a detective (15).

On 23 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (17).

In 1910, he was living at 2706 Jane Street, ward 16, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (19). He was living with his son George, and George's family (19). He was a police inspector (19).

In 1920, he was living in Callinsburg Borough, Clarion County, Pennsylvania (20). He was living with his wife Maude (20). He was not working (20).

In 1930, he seems to have been living in Sheridan City, Sheridan County, Wyoming (21). He was an announcer [??] for McNeel Produce Company (21).

He (apparently) died on 16 May 1934, perhaps in California or Nevada (18).

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) (Philip Demmel)

2 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Phillip Demmil)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Phillip Demmill)

4 special order 25, HQ 91st PA, 27 April 1865 (Phillip Demmel)

5 enlisted men's furloughs (Phillip Demmell)

6 company K, descriptive roll (Phillip Demmell)

7 Bates (see #1 above), volume 2, page 484 (Philip Demmell, 62nd PA)

8 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 1 May 2005 (Philip Demmel [2 cards])

9 company K, second list of non-commissioned officers (Phillip Demmel)

10 company K, third descriptive roll (Phillip Demmel)

11 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Phillip Demmel)

12 pension index, by name (Philip Demmel)

13 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Birmingham Borough, microfilm series M653, film 1065, pages 36-37 = 36-37 handwritten (Philip Demmel)

14 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Birmingham, microfilm series M593, film 1293, page 481 = 106 handwritten (Philip Demmell)

15 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 2, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 276, microfilm series T623, film 1363, page 178 A = 4 handwritten (Philip Demmel)

16 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 119, page 2 (Phillip Demmell)

17 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Philip Demmel)

18 Grand Army of the Republic. Dept. of California and Nevada. Proceedings of the annual encampment ... 1934. Page 84 (Philip Demmel)

19 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 16, supervisor's district 23, enumeration district 487, microfilm series T624, film 1304, page 148 = 18 A handwritten (Phillip Demmel)

20 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Callinsburg Borough, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 59, microfilm series T625, film 1551, page 61 = 9 A handwritten (Philip Demmil)

21 1930 US census, Wyoming, Sheridan County, Sheridan City, ward 4, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 17-4, microfilm series T626, film 2624, page 135 = 1 B handwritten (Philip J Demmel)

22 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, microfilm series T9, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 164, film 1095, page 320 = 39 B handwritten (Phil Demmil)

23 1870 US census [not transcribed], Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Birmingham, precinct 2, page 443 recto = 29 handwritten (Philip Rosleyon)

24 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Phillip Demmel)

25 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Phillip Demel)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
FamilySearch beta index (accessed 26 Dec 2010)
Ancestry index (accessed 23 Jan 2012)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 30 September 2010; accessed again 23 Jan 2012
Find-a-grave
accessed 30 September 2010; accessed again 23 Jan 2012

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Philip Demmel in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Birmingham Borough, microfilm series M653, film 1065, pages 36-37 = 36-37 handwritten]
line37383940123
Dwelling number221      
Family number258      
NamePhilip Roslion [?]Elizabeth Roslion [?]Philip DemmelJacob DemmelHenry DemmelAdam RoslionFrederick Roslion
Age364016121073
Sexmfmmmmm
Color       
OccupationLaborer      
Value of real estate owned       
Value of personal estate       
Place of birthHesse [?]Bavaria""Penna""
Married within year       
Attended school within year    11 
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Birmingham, microfilm series M593, film 1293, page 481 = 106 handwritten]
line262728
Dwelling-house number643  
Family number752  
NameDemmell Philip" Mary" Geo [?]
Age26236/12
SexMFM
ColorWWW
OccupationPolicemanHouse KeeperAt home
Real estate value   
Personal estate value500  
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year  Dec
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
Can't read   
Can't write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, microfilm series T9, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 164, film 1095, page 320 = 39 B handwritten]
line42434445
street nameBing Lane
house number30   
dwelling visit #230   
family visit #227   
nameDemmil [sic] Phil- Mary- E. Geo.- Willie
colorWWWW
sexMFMM
age3733 [?]115
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeSon--
single    
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationSpecial PoliceK. HomeAt School 
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year  1 
can't read    
can't write    
birthplace-- [sc. Prussia]Penna----
father's birthplace-- [sc. Prussia]------
mother's birthplace-- [sc. Prussia]--Penna--

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 119, page 2]
[line] 22
[house] 46
[family] 69
[name] Phillip Demmell
[rank]
[company] L
[unit] 62 Penn Vol
[enlistment date] 1861
[discharge date] 1865
[length of service] 4 yrs
[post office address] 2701 Jane St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 2, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 276, microfilm series T623, film 1363, page 178 A = 4 handwritten]
line1617181920
streetJane [??] Street
house number2706    
dwelling number48 [?]    
family number65    
nameDemmel George- Mary- Maria- Philip- William
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterFatherBrother
colorWWWWW
sexMFFMM
birth dateFeb 1870Nov 1877Mar 1890Feb 1844Feb 1876
age302225624
married?MMSWS
# years married33   
mother of how many children? 1   
# of children living 1   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGermanyPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGermanyGermanyPennsylvaniaGermanyGermany
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGermanyPennsylvania
immigration year   1846 
# years in USA   54 
naturalized citizen?   Un 
occupationHeating [?]  DetectiveRoll Turner
# months not employed0  00
# months in school     
can readYesYes YesYes
can writeYesYes YesYes
speaks EnglishYesYes YesYes
owned/rentedR    
free or mortgaged     
farm/houseH    
# of farm schedule     

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 16, supervisor's district 23, enumeration district 487, microfilm series T624, film 1304, page 148 = 18 A handwritten]
line141516171819
streetJane Street
house nr2706     
dwelling nr234     
family nr303     
nameDemmel George B.- Mary- Mary- Phillip- PhillipMalx [??] Minnie
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSonFatherSister in law
sexMFFMMF
colorWWWWWW
age40331296730
marital statusM1M1SSWdS
#years present marriage1313    
mother of # children 3    
mother of # living children 2    
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGer - GermanPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGer GermanGer GermanPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGer GermanGer German
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGer-GermanPennsylvania
immigrated    1847 
naturalized/alien    Na 
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationPoliceNoneNoneNonePolice inspectorDressmaker
nature of industry etc.City department   CityAt Home
employer etc.W   WOA
out of work 15 Apr 10?No   No 
# weeks out of work 19090   0 
can readYesYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  YesYes  
owned/rentedR     
owned free or mortagaged      
farm/houseH     
nr on farm schedule      
civil war vet    UA 
blind      
deaf & dumb      

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Callinsburg Borough, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 59, microfilm series T625, film 1551, page 61 = 9 A handwritten]
[identification is likely given his name, age, and immigration date]
line89
street  
house numberx 
dwelling visit number191 
family visit number199 
nameDemmil, Philip- Maude I.
relationshipheadwife
own/rentO 
free/mortgaged (if owned)F 
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday7554
marital statusMM
year of immigration1846 
naturalized/alienNa 
year of naturalization1879 
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
birth placeGermanyPennsylvania
native languageGerman 
father's birthplaceGermanyPennsylvania
father's native languageGerman 
mother's birthplaceGermanyPennsylvania
mother's native languageGerman 
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationNoneNone
industry, business  
employment status  
number of farm schedule  

1930 census

[1930 US census, Wyoming, Sheridan County, Sheridan City, ward 4, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 17-4, microfilm series T626, film 2624, page 135 = 1 B handwritten]
[identification is likely; this is the only possible Philip Demmel in the Footnote index to the 1930 census. However, the reported birthplace and age do not match the other information I have about Demmel]
line91
streetCarlin St
house number613
dwelling visit #23
family visit #23
nameDemmel, Philip J.
relationHead
owned/rentedR
value or rent10
radioNo
farmNo
sexM
colorW
age71
married?Wd
age 1st marriage35
school/college since 9/29No
can read & writeYes
birthplaceIllinois [sic]
father's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's birthplaceGermany
native language 
immigration year 
naturalization 
can speak English[blank]
occupationAnnouncer [?]
industryMcNeel [?] Produce Co
worker classW
at work yesterdayYes
unemployment schedule # 
veteran?No
war 
farm schedule # 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 26 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Demmel Phillip
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corp
See also 62 Pa Inf

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 28 March 2014]

Demel Phillip
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corp
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Demmel Phillip

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

GAR proceedings

[Grand Army of the Republic. Dept. of California and Nevada. Proceedings of the annual encampment ... 1934. Page 84]
[I assume this is the date of his death]


Post No. 191--
Philip Demmel, Corp. ... K 91st Pennsylvania ... May 16, 1934

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