91st PA: William H H Dyke

William H H Dyke

Before the war

He may have been born in March 1835, and was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to John Q Dyke and Margaret [unknown family name]. [sources: date: 17; 11 (23 in 1862), 15 (30 in 1870), 16 (39 in 1880), 17 (65 in 1900), 19 (62 in 1901), 23 (10 in 1850), 24 (21 in 1860). place: 11, 15, 16 (PA), 17 (PA), 19, 23, 24. parents: 21, 23, 24]

In 1850, he was living in ward 2, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents John Q and Margaret Dyke, and with his (presumed) siblings John, Margaret, Amanda, Edwin, and Parmelia Dyke. He had attended school within the year. [source: 23]

In 1860, he was living in ward 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents John Q and Margaret Dyke, and with his (presumed) siblings John Q, Margret, Amanda, Edward, and Sarah Dyke. He was a painter. [source: 24]

When he enlisted, he was a paint[er]. [source: 11]

His father John Q Dyke (H), and his brother Edwin H Dyke (H), also served in the 91st Pennsylvania. [source: 20]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. [source: 11]

During the war

He also served in company B of the 4th Pennsylvania Infantry. He also served in company B of the 20th Pennsylvania Infantry. [sources: 13, 18]

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 18 September 1862. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory. He was mustered in as a private in company H, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Pierce. He was paid $29 in bounty and premium. [sources: 1, 11, 12, 22]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [source: 14]

On 8 September 1863, Sinex reported that he was in Anapolis, Maryland, and was unofficially believed to be able to rejoin the regiment. [source: 2]

He returned to the regiment from hospital on 12 December 1863. [source: 7]

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 30 men who had more than fifteen months to serve who were willing to reenlist. On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave. [sources: 3, 8; see also 22]

On 6 October 1864, he was promoted to corporal. [source: 4]

On 5 November 1864, he was promoted to second sergeant, effective 3 November 1864. [sources: 5, 9 (14 Nov, also has 4th sgt, Nov 64)]

On 25 January 1865, he went on a furlough, which ended on 9 February 1865. [source: 6]

He was discharged, near Washington, DC, on 30 May 1865 or 1 or 3 June 1865 by general order, War Department. He was a sergeant in company H (22) [sources: 1, 10 (3 Jun), 11 (1 Jun), 12, 22]

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: 21]

He married Annie Louise Burley. She was born in 1841/42, in Pennsylvania, to Michael Burley and Anna [unknown family name]. They apparently had at least one child:

[sources: 15, 25]

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a coach painter. He was living with his (presumed) Annie and their (presumed) son William. [source: 15]

On 21 June 1871, his wife, Annie, died. On 24 June 1871, she was buried, in Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was buried from her husband's residence, 1408 Warnock Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 25]

He married Elizabeth [unknown family name]. In 1900, she had had one child, who was not alive; I sspect this is the Elizabeth Duffy they were living with in 1880. [source: 17]

In 1880, he seems to have been living at 1617 Annboy Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a coach painter. He was living with his wife Eliza, and his daughter (perhaps his step-daughter?) Elizabeth Duffy and her family. [source: 16]

In 1890, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). Perhaps he was living at 2234 Nassau Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 12]

On 7 April 1892, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 13, 18]

In 1900, he seems to have been living at 1605 Lawn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . He was a carriage painter, and was living with his wife Elizabeth. [source: 17]

On 27 August 1901, he died, of a cerebral hemorrhage. He died at Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was married, and was a painter. He was buried on 31 August 1901, at Odd Fellows' Cemetery. He was buried from 2451 North 29th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Members of the Baker Post Number 8, Grand Army of the Republic, were invited to attend. [sources: 19, 20, 21]

On 20 September 1901, his widow, Elizabeth Dyke, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 13, 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)

2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 8 September 1863

3 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

4 special order 90, HQ 91st PA, 6 October 1864

5 special order 104, HQ 91st PA, 5 November 1864 (Wm H H Dyke)

6 enlisted men's furloughs (Wm H Dyke)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 12 December 1863 (Corpl Dyke)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Dyke)

9 company H, list of non-commissioned officers (Wm H H Dyke [2 entries])

10 company H, register of men discharged, #44 (William H H Dyke)

11 company H, descriptive list, #108 [second entry with that number] (William H H Dyke)

12 1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 128, enumeration district 690, page [3] (image 2229 on Ancestry), lines 29-30 (William Dyck)

13 pension index, by name (William H H Dyke)

14 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Wm H H Dyke)

15 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1406, page 392 = 105 handwritten (William Dyke)

16 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 205, microfilm series T9, film 1180, page 291 D = 12 handwritten (William Dyke)

17 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 431, microfilm series T623, film 1462, page 151 B = 1 handwritten (William Dyke)

18 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (William H H Dyke)

19 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 August 1901, #5379 (William Dyke)

20 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 29 August 1901 page 12; reprinted at 30 August 1901 page 12 (William H H Dyke)

21 support for Jacob Ridgway for Pennsylvania state senator, Philadelphia Inquirer 9 October 1865, page 8 (Wm H Dyke)

22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William H H Dyke)

23 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Northern Liberties, ward 2, page 105 verso = 210 handwritten (William Dyke)

24 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, division 1, microfilm series M653, film 1171 page 411 = 413 handwritten (William Dyke)

25 death notice, [Philadelphia] Public Ledger, Saturday 24 June 1871, page 2 (Annie Louise Burley Dyke)

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William H H 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; see the note on the 1860 census entry transcribed below]
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, since (1) John and Margaret match the parent's names in his death notice, and (2) his occupation matches the occupation at enlistment in the company descriptive book (entry 11 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.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1406, page 392 = 105 handwritten]
[identification is probable, since (1) his occupation matches his occupation at enlistment, and (2) Annie's name matches the name of his wife who died in 1871 (see entry 25 above)]
line343536
Dwelling-house number750  
Family number778  
NameDyke William- Annie- William
Age30283
SexMFM
ColorWWW
OccupationCoach PainterKeeps House 
Real estate value   
Personal estate value   
BirthplaceMarylandPenn" "
Father foreign born 1 
Mother foreign born 1 
Birth month if born within year   
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, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 205, microfilm series T9, film 1180, page 291 D = 12 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; his wife's name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension, but this William Dyke was born in Pennsylvania, and not in Maryland]
line1234567
street nameAnnboy Street
house number1617      
dwelling visit #89      
family visit #103      
nameDuffy, John J" Elizabeth" Lilly" John" [blank]Dyke William" Eliza
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFMMMF
age2825421/1239 [sic]45
month born if born in year    May  
relationship WifeDaughterSonSonFather in law [sic]Mother in law
single  111  
married11   11
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationCarpenterKeeping House   Coach Painter 
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year       
can't read       
can't write       
birthplaceIrelandPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaIreland
father's birthplaceIrelandPennaIrelandIrelandIrelandPennaIreland
mother's birthplaceIrelandIrelandPennaPennaPennaPennaIreland

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 128, enumeration district 690, page [3] (image 2229 on Ancestry)]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]
[line 28 has an address different from line 27, although they are the same person; perhaps it is William Dyck's address: '2234 Nassau St Philadelphia']

[line] 29
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] William Dyck
[rank] Priv
[company] H
[unit] 91 Pa vols
[enlistment date] 1861
[discharge date] 1861
[length of service] [blank] years, 3 months, 10 days
[post office address] [blank]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

[line] 30
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] " " " "
[rank] Priv
[company] [blank]
[unit] [blank]
[enlistment date] 13 Sept 1862
[discharge date] 30 May 1865
[length of service] 2 years, 8 months, 12 days
[post office address] [blank]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 431, microfilm series T623, film 1462, page 151 B = 1 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; his wife's name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension, but this William Dyke was born in Pennsylvania, and not in Maryland]
line6162
streetLawn
house number[1605] 
dwelling number[10] 
family number14 
nameDyke William- Elizabeth
relationshipHeadWife
colorWW
sexMF
birth dateMar 1835Feb 1835
age6565
married?MM
# years married3030
mother of how many children? 1
# of children living 0
birthplacePennsylvaniaIreland
father's birthplaceNew JerseyIreland
mother's birthplaceNew YorkIreland
immigration year 1850
# years in USA 50
naturalized citizen?  
occupationCarriage Painter 
# months not employed0 
# months in school  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
speaks Englishyesyes
owned/rentedR 
free or mortgaged  
farm/houseH 
# of 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 13 January 2015, from Fold3]


Dyke William H H
     or William H
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sgt
See also 155" Pa Inf

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Philadelphia city directories

[Philadelphia city directories]
[transcribed 15 January 2015, from Fold3]
[I transcribed all 'Dyke' entries, but not 'Dykes' or 'Dych']
1881 Gopsill's directory, page 491
Dyke Edwin H., painter, h r 1212 Heath
Dyke Elizabeth, wid Thomas, h 1218 Vine
Dyke William H. H., painter, h 1617 Amboy
1885 Gopsill's directory, page 524
Dyke Edwin H., painter, h r 1913 Gtn av
Dyke Elizabeth, wid Phineas, h 1218 Vine
Dyke William H. H., painter, h 1617 Amboy
1887 Gopsill's directory, page 501
Dyke William, painter, h 1735 Camac
1888 Gopsill's directory, page 521
Dyke David G., tel operator, h 1611 Filbert
" William H., painter, h 1735 Camac
1889 Gopsill's directory, page 528
Dyke Edwin H., painter, h 1216 Ringgold
" George, tel operator, h 220 N 13th
" S., h 306 Federal
" William H., painter, h 1727 Gratz
1890 Gopsill's directory, page 546
Dyke David G., tel operator, h 1543 Vine
" William, salesman, h 505 S 22d
1891 Gopsill's directory, page 529
Dyke David G., clerk, h 1543 Vine
" George, clerk, h 1543 Vine
" William H., painter, h 1727 Gratz

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 August 1901, #5379, William Dyke]
Return of a Death in the City of Philadelphia.
5379
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, William Dyke
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, Sixty-two
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Aug 27th 1901
7. Cause of Death, Cerebral Hemorrhage
8. Street and Number from which Patient was received. Mervine + Master St
LeRoy Barber M.D.
Hospital Hahnemann

Undertaker's Certificate in Relation to Deceased.
9. Occupation, Painter
10. Place of Birth, Baltimore, Md
11. When a Minor, [blank]
12. Ward 20th [crossed out: 28th]
13. Street and Number, 2451 N. 29th St
14. Date of Burial, Aug 31st 1901
15. Place of Burial, Odd Fellows Cem
Jos W Vicker, Undertaker
Residence, 2428 [?] Ridge Ave

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 29 August 1901 page 12; reprinted at 30 August 1901 page 12, William H H Dyke]

DYKE--On the 27th inst., William H H Dyke, late sergeant Company H, Ninety-first Regular Pennsylvania Volunteers, son of the late John Q and Margaret Dyke. Funeral on Saturday at 3 o'clock, from 2451 North Twenty-ninth street. Baker Post No 8, is invited to attend. Interment at Odd Fellows' Cemetery.

death notice, Annie Dyke

[death notice, [Philadelphia] Public Ledger, Saturday 24 June 1871, page 2, Annie Louise Burley Dyke]
[transcribed 15 January 2015, from GenealogyBank]

DYKE--On the 21st instant, ANNIE LOUISE BURLEY, wife of Wm. H H Dyke and daughter of Anna and the late Michael Burley, aged 25 [?] years.

Angels ever bright and fair,
Take, oh take her to thy care.

The relatives and friends of the family, also St Malachi's and the New St Joseph's Sodalities, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on this morning at 8 1/2 o'clock from the residence of her husband No 1408 [?] Warnock [?] street. Solemn High Mass at St Malachi's Church. To proceed to Cathedral Cemetery.


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