91st PA: John Q Dyke

John Q Dyke

Before the war

He was born in 1814/15, in Massachusetts. [sources: date: 6 (45 in 1860), 12 (35 in 1850), 16 (54 yrs 1 mo in 1869)] place: 6, 12, 16]

In 1850, he was living in ward 2, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with Margaret (presumably his wife), and with John, Margaret, Amanda, William, Edwin, and Parmelia (presumably their children. He was a coach maker. [source: 12]

John Q Dyke was living in Philadelphia in 1860. He was a painter, and owned $100 in personal property. He was living with Margaret Dyke, presumably his wife, and with their (presumed) children John, Margaret, Amanda, William, Edward, and Sarah. [source: 6]

His sons Edwin H Dyke and William H H Dyke also served in the 91st.

During the war

He was mustered into service as the quartermaster sergeant, on 4 December 1861. [sources: 1, 15; see also 9]

He was promoted on 24 May 1862 to second lieutenant of company H, replacing Charles Henry. [sources: 1, 5, 7]

On 29 June 1862, he, along with the other commissioned officers in the regiment (except Colonel Gregory), signed a statement denying accusations that they were on the verge of open mutiny, that the regiment had been reduced to 400 men, and that Colonel Gregory was too lenient to Confederates and too harsh to men in the regiment. [source: 8]

On 23 July 1865 (or 25 July 1865), he ordered John Mann to be confined in the Guard House, and was almost struck by Mann. On 12 August 1862, he testified at Mann's court martial [source: 14]

He resigned on 30 December 1862, on surgeon's certificate of disability. He was second lieutenant of company H. [sources: 1, 2, 5 (28 Dec), 7, 15]

After the war

On 9 October 1865, he and others published an ad in the Philadelphia Inquirer supporting Jacob E Ridgway for State Senator in the second district. [source: 13]

He applied unsuccessfully for a pension on 22 December 1868. [sources: 4, 11]

He died on 9 January 1869, at 2207 Ridge Avenue, ward 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died of consumption of lungs. He was a painter, and was married. On 13 January 1869, he was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Members of the 91st Pennsylvania were invited to the funeral. [sources: 16, 17]

His widow, Margaret Dyke, applied successfully for a pension on 5 March 1869. [sources: 4, 11]

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) (John Q Dyke)

2 Official Army Register (John Q Dyke)

3 [deleted]

4 Veterans' administration. Pension index, by name. (Searched 12 Jan 2001, at Ancestry.) (John Q Dyke)

5 regimental descriptive book (John Q Dyke)

6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, division 1, microfilm series M653, film 1171 page 411 = 413 handwritten (John Q Dyke)

7 company H, list of commissioned officers (John Q Dyke)

8 'Ninety-first Pennsylvania Regiment'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 July 1862, page 2 (John Q Dyke)

9 'Camp Chase', Philadelphia Inquirer 30 November 1861 (John Dyke)

10 'Departure of Col. Gregory's regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 22 January 1862 page 2 (John Dyke)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (John Q Dyke)

12 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Northern Liberties, ward 2, page 105 verso = 210 handwritten (John Q Dyke)

13 support for Jacob Ridgway for Pennsylvania state senator, Philadelphia Inquirer 9 October 1865, page 8 (John Q Dyke)

14 National Archives and Records Administration. Record Group 153. Court-martial case file KK-213, John Mann (John Q Dyke)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John T Dyke)

16 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died 9 Jan 1869 (Jno Q. Dyke Sr)

17 death notice, Public Ledger 13 January 1869, page 2 (John Q Dyke Sr)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 27 Nov 2009
Pennsylania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 13 January 2015)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 13 January 2015)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 13 January 2015)
Find a grave
note that a John W Dyke, died 29 January 1864, was buried in the Philadelphia National Cemetery (memorial 2,541,020)
accessed 13 January 2015 (by name and by cemetery)

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John Q Dyke in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Northern Liberties, ward 2, page 105 verso = 210 handwritten]
[identification is probable, since (1) Margaret's name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension, and (2) his occupation and place of birth match his occupation in the death certificate]
line3536373839404142
Dwellings visited413       
Families visited524       
NameJohn Q. DykeMargaret "John "Margaret "Amanda "William "Edwin "Parmelia "
Age35351614111053
SexMFMFFMMF
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 yearsCoach maker none     
Real estate owned        
BirthplaceMassPenn""Md"""
Married within year        
Attended school within year  11111 
Over 20 & can't read/write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, division 1, microfilm series M653, film 1171 page 411 = 413 handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1850 census entry transcribed above]
line1718192021222324
Dwelling number2631       
Family number2893       
NameJohn Q DykeMargret "John Q "Margret "Amanda "William "Edward "Sarah "
Age4547262422211513
SexMFMFFMMF
Color        
OccupationPainter Machinist  Painter  
Value of real estate owned        
Value of personal estate100       
Place of birthMassachusettsPenna""Maryland"""
Married within year        
Attended school within year      11
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 13 January 2015, from Fold3]


Dyke John T
Co. H F+S, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
RQM Sgt | 2" Lt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died 9 Jan 1869, Jno Q. Dyke Sr, FamilySearch (accessed 13 January 2015)]
[see also the death register at FamilySearch]
[the FamilySearch indexer read the personal name in the death certificate as 'Geo Q'; it is very light and hard to read, but I believe it is 'Jno. Q.', and the death register confirms that]


RETURN OF A DEATH,
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Jno. Q. Dyke Sr.
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 54 years 1 mo.
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Jany 9th 1868 [sic]
7. Cause of Death, Consumpsion [sic?] of Lungs
Jno. [?] Brown M.D.
Residence, 1223 N. 19th St.

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE, IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Painter
9. Place of Birth, Massachusetts
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 20th Ward
12. Street and Number, 2207 Ridge Ave
13. Date of Burial, Jan 13th 1869
14. Place of Burial, Oddfellows Cem
John A Granks [???] UNDERTAKER.
Residence, S E Cor 6" + Noble

newspaper death notice

[death notice, Public Ledger 13 January 1869, page 2, John Q Dyke Sr]
[transcribed from GenealogyBank, 13 January 2015)]

DYKE.--On the 9th inst., of disease contracted in the army, Lieut JOHN Q DYKE, SR. of Co. H, 91st Regiment, Penna Vols, aged 54 years and 1 month

               He sweetly sleeps in Jesus

The relatives and friends of the family, also the members of the 91st Regiment P V are respectfully invited to attend his funeral from his late residence, 2207 Ridge avenue, on this afternoon, at two o clock


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