91st PA: Henry L Gentle

Henry Gentle

Before the war

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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

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).

He was missing in action on 13 December 1862 at Fredericksburg, Virginia (1). He was a private, in company K (9, 10).

After the war

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.)

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) (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)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed February 2007
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007

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Henry L Gentle in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Bristol Township, microfilm series M432, film 824, page 93 recto = 19 handwritten = 185 handwritten]
[No other Henry Gentle was listed in the Family Search index to the 1850 census as living in Pennsylvania]
line3456789
Dwellings visited127      
Families visited127      
NameSamuel GentleHarriet GentleMaria GentleHezekiah GentleEliza GentleHenry GentleMary Gentle
Age55542217161211
SexMFFFFMF
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsGardener      
Real estate owned       
BirthplaceEnglandEnglandPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
Married within year       
Attended school within year     11
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 23, microfilm series M653, film 1174, page 447 = 9 handwritten]
line323334
Dwelling number62  
Family number65  
NameHenry GentleSarahSamuel
Age22181
Sexmfm
Color   
OccupationCarpenter  
Value of real estate owned   
Value of personal estate150  
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]""
Married within year   
Attended school within year   
Cannot read & write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 25, district 83, microfilm series M593, film 1412, page 136 recto = 121 handwritten]
line10111213141516171819
Dwelling-house number908         
Family number968         
NameMower Andrew- Eliza- Mary- Edwin- CatharineGentell Sarah-Samuel- ElizaVance JesseGentell Ella
Age5853 [?]25181029119435
SexMFFMFFMFMF
ColorWWWWWWWWWW
OccupationGrader on Streets  Laborer    Stone Mason 
[Edwin Mower's occupation is written above a crossed-out 'Works on Streets']
Real estate value          
Personal estate value400         
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born          
Mother foreign born          
Birth month if born within year          
Marriage month if married within year          
Attended school past year    1 11  
Can't read          
Can't write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1       1 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...          

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 17 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Gentle, Henry
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 17 April 2014]

Gentel, Henry
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Gentle, Henry

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

widow's pension certificate file

[source: Footnote (accessed 15 July 2010)]
[Only three images were available on Footnote; the rest of the file was transferred to the file relating to the minor's application]


[image 1]

Increase
No. 30333
Pennsylvania
Sarah I Gentel [sic]
WIDOW OF
Henry L Gentel
Rank Priv, Co. K
Regt. 91 Pa Vols
Philad Agency.
Rate per Month, $8
Commencing Dec 13 '62
Additional sum of $2 per Month for each of the following children, until arriving at the age of 16 years, commencing July 25, 1866, viz:
Samuel A 3 Oct 1875 [?]
Anna E M 3 Jany 1878 [?]
Former payments to be deducted.
Certificate dated Apr 9 '67 [?]
Sent to E N Ford
Philad Pa
Act 14th July, 1862.
Book B, Vol. 5 Page 33.
Sargent Clerk.

[page 2]

See minor [??] 219.262
J. J. Cassell [??]
Feb 10 - 75

[page 3]
No. 30333
Admit.
(Act.)
Pennsylvania
Sarah J. Gentel
Widow of Henry L. Gentel
Rank Private
Company "K"
Regiment 91" Penn Vols
Philadelphia Penn Agency
Rate per month, $8 00
Commencing 13" December 1862
Certificate dated Sept. 16" 1864.
and sent to George W. Ford
241 Dock St.
Philadelphia Penn

Act 14th July, 1862.
Book B Vol. 5 Page 33

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