He was born in 1837/38 (2 (24 in 1862), 3 (22 in 1860), 7 (12 in 1850)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 3, 7).
In 1850, he was living in Bristol Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with Samuel and Harriet Gentle (presumably his parents), and with Maria, Hezekiah, Eliza, and Mary Gentle (presumably his siblings) (7). He had attended school within the year (7).
He married Sarah I [unknown family name] (5). They had at least two children (5):
In 1860, he was living in the 23rd ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3). He was living with Sarah (presumably his wife) and Samuel (presumably their child) (3). He was a carpenter, and owned $150 in personal property (3).
When he enlisted, he was a carp[enter] (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair (2).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 17 January 1862 (1, 2). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Casner (2). He was mustered in as a private in company K, by Lieutenant William R Milligan (1, 2, 9, 10).
On 17 October 1863, his widow Sarah I Gentel applied successfully for a pension (4, 5, 8). She initially received $8 per month, beginning 13 December 1862 (5). Her pension was increased by $2 per month for each of their two children until they reached 16 years old, beginning 25 July 1866 (5).
In 1870, his widow, Sarah Gentell, was living in the 25th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6). She was living with her children Samuel and Eliza, along with others (including a 5-year-old Ella Gentell) (6).
Sarah J Jones, guardian of his minor dependents, applied successfully for a pension on 22 January 1875 (4, 5, 8). (She is presumably his remarried widow.)
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) (Henry Gentle)
2 company K, descriptive roll (Henry Gentel)
3 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 23, microfilm series M653, film 1174, page 447 = 9 handwritten (Henry Gentle)
4 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Henry L Gentel [sic])
5 widow's pension certificate file, viewed 15 July 2010 on Footnote (Henry L Gentel [sic])
6 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 25, district 83, microfilm series M593, film 1412, page 136 recto = 121 handwritten (Sarah Gentell [sic])
7 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Bristol Township, microfilm series M432, film 824, page 93 recto = 19 handwritten = 185 handwritten (Henry Gentle)
8 pension index, by name (Henry L Gentel)
9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Gentle)
10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Gentel)
|Dwellings visited||127|| |
|Families visited||127|| |
|Name||Samuel Gentle||Harriet Gentle||Maria Gentle||Hezekiah Gentle||Eliza Gentle||Henry Gentle||Mary Gentle|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Gardener|| |
|Real estate owned|| |
|Married within year|| |
|Attended school within year||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|| |
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|| |
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate||150|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Penna]||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Mower Andrew||- Eliza||- Mary||- Edwin||- Catharine||Gentell Sarah||-Samuel||- Eliza||Vance Jesse||Gentell Ella|
|Occupation||Grader on Streets||Laborer||Stone Mason|
|[Edwin Mower's occupation is written above a crossed-out 'Works on Streets']|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||400|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1||1||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|