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).
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]).
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).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 17). He was a corporal in company K (24, 25).
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).
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)
|Name||Philip Roslion [?]||Elizabeth Roslion [?]||Philip Demmel||Jacob Demmel||Henry Demmel||Adam Roslion||Frederick Roslion|
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate|
|Place of birth||Hesse [?]||Bavaria||"||"||Penna||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Demmell Philip||" Mary||" Geo [?]|
|Occupation||Policeman||House Keeper||At home|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||500|
|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|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|street name||Bing Lane|
|dwelling visit #||230|
|family visit #||227|
|name||Demmil [sic] Phil||- Mary||- E. Geo.||- Willie|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Special Police||K. Home||At School|
|school this year||1|
|birthplace||-- [sc. Prussia]||Penna||--||--|
|father's birthplace||-- [sc. Prussia]||--||--||--|
|mother's birthplace||-- [sc. Prussia]||--||Penna||--|
|street||Jane [??] Street|
|dwelling number||48 [?]|
|name||Demmel George||- Mary||- Maria||- Philip||- William|
|birth date||Feb 1870||Nov 1877||Mar 1890||Feb 1844||Feb 1876|
|# years married||3||3|
|mother of how many children?||1|
|# of children living||1|
|# years in USA||54|
|occupation||Heating [?]||Detective||Roll Turner|
|# months not employed||0||0||0|
|# months in school|
|speaks English||Yes||Yes|| ||Yes||Yes|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Demmel George B.||- Mary||- Mary||- Phillip||- Phillip||Malx [??] Minnie|
|relationship||Head||Wife||Daughter||Son||Father||Sister in law|
|#years present marriage||13||13|
|mother of # children||3|
|mother of # living children||2|
|birthplace||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Ger - German||Pennsylvania|
|father's birthplace||Ger German||Ger German||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Ger German||Ger German|
|nature of industry etc.||City department||City||At Home|
|out of work 15 Apr 10?||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09||Yes||Yes|
|owned free or mortagaged|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||191|
|family visit number||199|
|name||Demmil, Philip||- Maude I.|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||F|
|age at last birthday||75||54|
|year of immigration||1846|
|year of naturalization||1879|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language||German|
|mother's native language||German|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes|
|number of farm schedule|
|dwelling visit #||23|
|family visit #||23|
|name||Demmel, Philip J.|
|value or rent||10|
|age 1st marriage||35|
|school/college since 9/29||No|
|can read & write||Yes|
|can speak English||[blank]|
|industry||McNeel [?] Produce Co|
|at work yesterday||Yes|
|unemployment schedule #|
|farm schedule #|