91st PA: William R Fissel

William R Fissel

Before the war

He was born on 22 October 1844, in Adams County, Pennsylvania, to Jonas Fissel and Nancy Stambaugh. [sources: date: 5, 7, 16; 2 (20 in 1865), 5 (25 in 1870), 6 (35 in 1880), 7 (55 in 1900), 8 (65 in 1910), 12 (15 in 1860), 14 (6 in 1850). place: 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 14. parents: 15]

In 1850, he was living with Jonas and Nancy Fistle (presumably his parents), and with Henry, Emanuel, Susan, Eliza, Franklin, and Adam Fistle (presumably his siblings). He had attended school within the year. [source: 14]

In 1860, he was living with Johnas and Nancy Fisel (presumably his parents), and with Henry, Emanuel and Emanuel's new wife Caroline, Eliza, Franklin, Adam, and Mary Fisel (presumably siblings). He had attended school within the year. [source: 12]

When he enlisted, he was a laborer. [source: 2]

In 1864/65, he married Sarah A [unknown family name]. She was born on 15 October 1845. In 1900 and 1910, she reported having had 5 children, 4 of whom were alive. [sources: 5, 8, 9]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He also served in company F of the 165th Pennsylvania Infantry, and in Warren's (Fulweiler's) Independent Company of Cavalry. He served in the 165th Pennsylvania from 16 December 1862 until 28 July 1863, as a substitute for Andrew Bream. [sources: 3, 4, 11, 13]

He was a substitute for Emanuel Fissel. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 23 March 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster. His service was credited to the Sixteenth Congressional District. He as a private in company G. [sources: 1, 2, 11, 17]

He received clothing worth $37.13. [source: 2]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company G. [sources: 1, 11, 17]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Huntingdon Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Sarah and children Charles and Milton. He was a farm laborer, and owned real estate worth $200 and personal property worth $500. [source: 5]

In 1880, he was living in Beatty Township, Carroll County, Missouri. He was living with his wife Sarah, and children Charles, Milton, Ernest, and Jesse. He was a farmer. [source: 6]

In 1890, he was living in Trotter Township, Carroll County, Missouri. [source: 4]

On 15 July 1891, he successfully applied from Missouri for a pension. [sources: 3, 11]

In 1900, he was living in Trotter Township, Carroll County, Missouri. He was living with his wife Sarah and daughter Minnie. He was a farmer. [source: 7]

On 11 March 1907, he again applied for a pension. [source: 11]

In 1910, he was living in Village [?] Township, Pratt County, Kansas. He was living with his wife Sarah and daughter Minnie. He was a farmer. [source: 8]

He died on 17 November 1918, in Cairo, Kansas. He is buried in the Cairo Cemetery, in Cairo, Pratt County, Kansas. [sources: 5, 11, 16]

On 11 January [?] 1919, his widow, Sarah A Fissel, successfully applied from Kansas for a pension. [sources: 3, 11]

In 1920, his widow, Sarah Fissel, was living in McPherson Township, Pratt County, Kansas. She was living with her daughter Minnie and Minnie's family. [source: 9]

In 1930, his widow, Sarah Fissel, was living at 509 N Fourth Street, Pratt, Pratt County, Kansas. She owned the home, which was worth $2,000. Their son Ernest seems to have been living next door. [source: 10]

Sarah A Fissel died on 13 July 1930. She was buried in the Cairo Cemetery, in Cairo, Pratt County, Kansas, and her name appears on the same headstone as her husband's. [source: 5]

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) (William R Fissel)

2 company G, second descriptive list, [#107] (William Fissel)

3 pension index, by name (William B Fissel)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Missouri, Carroll County, Trotter Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 83, page * (William B Fissel)

5 Cairo Cemetery, Cairo, Pratt County, Kansas (on Interment.net) (viewed 10 November 2007) (Wm B Fissel)

5 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntingdon Township (post office York Springs), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 216 = 38 handwritten (William Fissel)

6 1880 US census, Missouri, Carroll County, Beatty Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 151, microfilm series T9, film 679, page 453 = 11 C handwritten] (Wm B Fissel)

7 1900 US census, Missouri, Carroll County, Trotter Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 23, microfilm series T623, film 846, page 241 = 4 B handwritten] (Wm B Fissel)

8 1910 US census, Kansas, Pratt County, Village [?] Township, microfilm series T624, film 453, supervisor's district 1 [?], enumeration district 135 [?], page 116 = 10 A handwritten] (William Fissel)

9 1920 US census, Kansas, Pratt County, McPherson Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 150, microfilm series T625, film 545, page 83 = 7 A handwritten] (Sarah A Fissel)

10 1930 US census, Kansas, Pratt County, Pratt City, ward 3, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 76-25, microfilm series T626, film 715, page 294 = 7 B handwritten (Sarah E Fissel)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (William B Fissel)

12 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M653, film 1057, pages 633 = 51 handwritten to 634 = 52 handwritten (William Fisel)

13 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 27 October 2009 (William R Fissel)

14 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 64 verso = 127 handwritten (William Fistle)

15 'Swanger-Emenheiser', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect (accessed 29 September 2010, last updated 23 August 2010) (William B Fissel) [identification is based on my identification of the William Fissel in the 1860 census; see my note on 12 below]

16 Find a grave, memorial 10065487, created by Toni Mantey, 10 December 2004, accessed 15 December 2011 (with photo of tombstone, inscribed "FATHER WM B. FISSEL BORN. OCT 22 1844 DIED NOV 17 1918 PRIVATE CO G 91 REG - PENN INF." (Wm B Fissel)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William B Fissel)

Display


William R Fissel in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

William R Fissel in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 64 verso = 127 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the 1860 census]
line161718192021222324
Dwellings visited848        
Families visited931        
NameJonas FistleNancyHenryEmanuelSusanElizaWilliamFranklinAdam
Age45451818169648/12
SexMFMMFFMMM
Color         
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer DoDo     
Real estate owned1200        
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]""""""""
Married within year         
Attended school within year  11111  
Over 20 & can't read/write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M653, film 1057, pages 633 = 51 handwritten to 634 = 52 handwritten]
[identification is likely; the other William Fissel in Adams County in 1860 (Reading Township (post office East Berlin), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 558 = 10 handwritten), with Abraham and Barbary Fissel, is the wrong William Fissel, since he never left Adams County. For other probable references to him, see Find-a-grave, which has entries for William Fissel (19 Feb 1849 - 15 June 1915) and Sarah Fissel (11 July 1845 - 26 June 1928) sharing a stone, buried in the Hampton Union Cemetery (Hampton, Adams County, Pennsylvania); interestingly, in the same cemetery are buried Abraham Fissel (died 26 January 1894, 30 years old, husband to Barbara), and Barbara Fissel (died 25 November 1909, 73 years old), and (b) the 1870 US census (Pennsylvania, Adams, Tyrone) (26, a farmer, with Sarah 24, Lewis 4, and Clayton 3) (see microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 378 = 16 handwritten)]
line3233343536373839401
Dwelling number382         
Family number402         
NameJohnas FiselNancy "Henry "Emanuel "Carline [sic] "Eliza "William "Franklin "Adam "Mary "
Age5449282421171513119
SexMFMMFFMMMF
Color          
OccupationFarmer PlastererFarm Hand      
Value of real estate owned4.000         
Value of personal estate700  50       
Place of birth" [sc. Pennsylvania]"""""""""
[see page 632 = 50 handwritten line 20 for 'Pennsylvania']
Married within year   11     
Attended school within year      1111
Cannot read & write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntingdon Township (post office York Springs), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 216 = 38 handwritten]
[identification is likely; the children match the William Fissel in 1880 and see also the note on the 1860 census]
line13141516
Dwelling-house number284   
Family number305   
NameFissel WilliamSarahCharlesMilton
Age252421/12
SexMFMM
ColorWWWW
OccupationFarm LaborKeeping HouseAt HomeAt Home
Real estate value200   
Personal estate value500   
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born    
Mother foreign born    
Birth month if born within year   May
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, Missouri, Carroll County, Beatty Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 151, microfilm series T9, film 679, page 453 = 11 C handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the 1890 veterans' schedule entry]
line456789
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #95     
family visit #96     
nameFissel Wm B- Sarah A- Chas H- Milton M- Ernest E- Jesse W
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMMM
age3534121031
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeSonSonSonSon
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationFarmerKeeping HouseAt HomeAt Home  
months unemployed      
currently ill?     Cholera Infantum
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year      
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaMissouriMissouri
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Missouri, Carroll County, Trotter Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 83, page *]
[identification is confirmed by the pension index cards' reference to his service]

[line] 18
[house] 106
[family] 108
[name] William B Fissel
[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 165 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 16 Dec 1862
[discharge date] 28 July 1863
[length of service] x years, 9 months, x days
[post office address] Carrollton Mo
[disability incurred] x x
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Missouri, Carroll County, Trotter Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 23, microfilm series T623, film 846, page 241 = 4 B handwritten]
[see the 1890 census for the identification]
line626364
street   
house number   
dwelling number72  
family number73  
nameFissel Wm B- Sarah A- Minnie E
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateOct 1844Oct 1845Mar 1884
age555416
married?MMS
# years married3535 
mother of how many children? 5 
# of children living 4 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMissouri
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationFarmer At School
# months not employed   
# months in school  8
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedM  
farm/houseF  
# of farm schedule68  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Kansas, Pratt County, Village [?] Township, microfilm series T624, film 453, supervisor's district 1 [?], enumeration district 135 [?], page 116 = 10 A handwritten]
[This was extremely light and very difficult to read]
line161718
street   
house nr   
dwelling nr104  
family nr105  
nameFissel William- Sarah- Minnie
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
sexMFF
colorWWW
age65 [?]64 [?]26 [?]
marital statusM1M1S
#years present marriage45 [?]45 [?] 
mother of # children 5 
mother of # living children 4 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMissouri
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationFarmer [?]NoneNone
nature of industry etc.General Farm  
employer etc.OA [?]  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No  
# weeks out of work 19090  
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedF [?]  
farm/houseF [?]  
nr on farm schedule[illegible]  
civil war vet[perhaps 'UA'?]  
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[1920 US census, Kansas, Pratt County, McPherson Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 150, microfilm series T625, film 545, page 83 = 7 A handwritten]
line5678910
street      
house numberFm     
dwelling visit number124     
family visit number127     
nameErana Arthur C- Minnie E- Henry B Ruth A- Margret RFissel Sarah A
relationshipheadwifesondaughterdaughtermother in law
own/rentO     
free/mortgaged (if owned)F     
sexMFMFFF
raceWWWWWW
age at last birthday4335752 11/1274
marital statusMMSSSWd
year of immigration      
naturalized/alien      
year of naturalization      
attended school since Sept 1919  YesNo  
can readYesYes   Yes
can writeYesYes   Yes
birth placeIndianaMissouriKansasKansasKansasPennsylvania
native language      
father's birthplaceIndianaPennsylvaniaIndianaIndianaIndianaPennsylvania
father's native language      
mother's birthplaceKentuckyPennsylvaniaMissouriMissouriMissouriMaryland
mother's native language      
can speak Englishyesyesyesyesyesyes
occupationFarmernonenonenonenonenone
industry, businessGeneral farm     
employment statusOA     
number of farm schedule121     

1930 census

[1930 US census, Kansas, Pratt County, Pratt City, ward 3, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 76-25, microfilm series T626, film 715, page 294 = 7 B handwritten]
[note: Ernest Fissell (54 years old) is living nextdoor, at 507 N Fourth]
line52
streetN Fourth
house number509
dwelling visit #150
family visit #179
nameFissell Sarah E
relationHead
owned/rentedO
value or rent2000
radio 
farmNo
sexF
colorW
age84
married?Wd
age 1st marriage22
school/college since 9/29No
can read & writeYes
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
native language 
immigration year 
naturalization 
can speak EnglishYes
occupationNone
industry 
worker class 
at work yesterday 
unemployment schedule # 
veteran? 
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 13 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Fissel, William
     William B.
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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