91st PA: Andrew Gradwohl

Andrew Gradwohl

Before the war

He was born on 14 March 1828, in Wurtemburg, Germany, to John Gradwohl and [unknown]. [sources: date: 3 (52 in 1880), 8, 12, 14; 4 (37 in 1865), 7 (42 in 1870), 3 (52 in 1880), 8 (72 in 1900), 10 (79 in 1907), 15 (20 in 1850), 17 (32 in 1860). place: 3, 4, 7, 8, 14, 15, 17. parents: 14]

In 1850, he was living in Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Algernon Jenkins, who was a farmer. He was a laborer. [source: 15]

In 1852 or 1853, he married Elizabeth B [unknown family name]. She was born on 19 February 1834. Their children include:

[sources: 7, 8 (6 children, 5 alive), 9 (7 children, 4 alive), 16, 17]

In 1860, he was living in Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Elizabeth and children John, Jacob, and Moses. He was a day laborer. [source: 17]

When he enlisted, he was a laborer. [source: 4]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 2-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and black hair. [source: 4]

During the war

He was drafted from Gwynedd, Pennsylvania. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 2 March 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at Norristown, Pennsylvania, by Captain Yerkes. He was a private in company G. [sources: 1, 4, 5, 19]

He received clothing worth $36.82. [source: 4]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company. He was a private, in company G. [sources: 1, 5, 19]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Gwynedd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Elizabeth, and six children (presumably theirs). He was a farmer, and owned $500 in real estate and $100 in personal property. [source: 7]

In 1880, he was living in Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Elizabeth and children Louisa, Jacob, and Andrew. He was a farm laborer. [source: 3]

He was a member of the Colonel Edwin Schall Post, number 290, Department of Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic, from Lansdale, Pennsylvania. He was not a charter member, but joined some time after it was formed, on 10 November 1882. [source: 2]

In 1890, he was living in Gwynedd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (post office: Hoyt). [source: 5]

On 30 July 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [source: 6, 11]

In 1900, he was living in Lower Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Elizabeth. He was a farmer. [source: 8]

On 26 January 1907, he died, in Lower Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He died of valvular disease of heart, with chronic bronchitis contributing. He was a laborer. The funeral was held on Wednesday, from his residence, in Gwynedd, Pennsylvania. Members of the Colonel Edward Shaw Post, number 290, Grand Army of the Republic, were invited to attend. He was buried in Pleasantville Reformed Church Cemetery, Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. [soures: 10, 12, 14]

On 17 July 1907, his widow, Elizabeth Gradwohl, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 6, 11]

In 1910, his widow, Elizabeth Gradwohl, was living on Buchtown Road, Lower Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son Jacob and grandson Henry. [source: 9]

On 14 August 1912, his widow, Elizabeth Gradwohl, died, in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was buried in the Pleasantville United Church of Christ Cemetery, Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 16, 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) (Andrew Gradwohl)

2 Theodore Bean, History of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1884), chapter XVII, page 295. (available on the US Genweb Archives) (Andrew Grodwohl)

3 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Gwynedd Township, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 7, microfilm series T9, film 1157, page 142 C = 35 handwritten (Andrew Gradwohl)

4 company G, descriptive roll, [#61] (Andrew Gradwohl)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Gwynedd, supervisor's district 130, enumeration district 197, page [1] (Andrew Gradwohl)

6 pension index, by name (Andrew Gradwohl)

7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Gwynedd (post office North Wales), microfilm series M593, film 1377, page 395 = 39 handwritten (And'w Gradwohl)

8 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Gwynedd Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 210, microfilm series T623, film 1443, page 1 A = 1 handwritten (Andrew Gradwohl)

9 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Gwynedd Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 89, microfilm series T624, film 1377, page 243 B = 7 handwritten (Elizabeth Gradwohl)

10 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer 29 January 1907 page 7 (Andrew Gradwohl)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Andrew Gradwohl)

12 Find A Grave (memorial 15309401, added 12 August 2006, viewed 10 January 2010) (thanks to Bill Flis for finding this record and correcting the misspelled name) (Andrew Gradwohl)

13 Pennsylvania death indices, 1907 (accessed 14 August 2012) ['Gradwohl, Andrew; 4911; Montgomery Co.; Jan. 26.']

14 Pennsylvania death certificate, Montgomery County, 26 January 1907, file 04911 (Andrew Gradwohl)

15 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Gwynedd Township, microfilm series M432, film 800, page 82 verso = 164 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Andrew Gradwould)

16 Find a grave, memorial 97828807, created by Tom Myers, added 26 September 2012, accessed 26 January 2013 (Elizabeth Gradwohl)

17 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Gwynedd Township, microfilm series M653, film 1145, page 100 = 13 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Andrew Gradewhole)

18 Pennsylvania death indices, 1912 ("Gradwohl, Elizabeth; 75621; Montgomery Co.; Aug. 14.")

19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Andrew Gradwohl)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 26 January 2013)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 26 January 2013)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 26 January 2013)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 26 January 2013)

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Andrew Gradwohl in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Gwynedd Township, microfilm series M432, film 800, page 82 verso = 164 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain]
[I did not transcribe the five other people at this residence, headed by Algernon S Jenkins, 33, farmer]
line17
Dwellings visited[160]
Families visited[172]
NameAndrew Gradwould
Age20
SexM
Color 
Occupation of males over 15 yearsLaborer
Real estate owned 
BirthplaceGermany
Married within year 
Attended school within year 
Over 20 & can't read/write 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Gwynedd Township, microfilm series M653, film 1145, page 100 = 13 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1880 census below]
line1617181920
Dwelling number87    
Family number96    
NameAndrew GradewholeElizabeth "John R "Jacob F "Moses N "
Age3226541
Sexmfmmm
Color     
OccupationDay Laborer    
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate     
Place of birthGermanyPenna   
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Gwynedd (post office North Wales), microfilm series M593, film 1377, page 395 = 39 handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the note on the 1880 census below]
line2627282930313233
Dwelling-house number269       
Family number308       
NameGradwohl And'w" Elizabeth" John R" Jacob R"Moses K" Margaret" Louisa C." Andrew
Age4234161312973
Sexmfmmmffm
Colorwwwwwwww
OccupationFarmerKeeping HouseAt Home" "" "" "" "" "
Real estate value500       
Personal estate value100       
BirthplaceWurtemburgPa""""""
Father foreign born1 111111
Mother foreign born1       
Birth month if born within year        
Marriage month if married within year        
Attended school past year  11111 
Can't read        
Can't write 1      
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, Montgomery County, Gwynedd Township, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 7, microfilm series T9, film 1157, page 142 C = 35 handwritten]
[identification is probable given his location (see the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed below) and spouse's name]
line1718192021
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #306    
family visit #346    
nameGradwohl Andrew- Elizabeth- Louisa C- Jacob F- Andrew J
colorWWWWW
sexMFFMM
age5245172413
month born if born in year     
relationship wifedaughtersonson
single  11[blank] (sic)]
married[blank (sic)][blank (sic)]   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationLaborer, FarmKeeping houseAt HomeHarness Maker 
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year    1
can't read     
can't write     
birthplaceWurtemburgPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplaceWurtemburgPennaWurtemburgWurtemburgWurtemburg
mother's birthplaceWurtemburgPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Gwynedd, supervisor's district 130, enumeration district 197, page [1]]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 6
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] Andrew Gradwohl
[rank] P
[company] G
[unit] 91st
[enlistment date] March 2 1864
[discharge date] 1865
[length of service] [blotch] years, 4 months, 9 days
[post office address] Hoyt Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Gwynedd Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 210, microfilm series T623, film 1443, page 1 A = 1 handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the 1890 veterans schedule above]
line4647
street  
house number  
dwelling number10 
family number10 
nameGradwohl Andrew- Elizabeth B
relationshipHeadWife
colorWW
sexMF
birth dateMar 1828Feby 1834
age7266
married?MM
# years married4747
mother of how many children? 6
# of children living 5
birthplaceGermanyPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGermanyPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceGermanyPennsylvania
immigration year1849 
# years in USA51 
naturalized citizen?Na 
occupationFarmer 
# months not employed0 
# months in school  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
speaks Englishyesyes
owned/rentedO 
free or mortgagedF [?] 
farm/houseF 
# of farm schedule10 

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Lower Gwynedd Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 89, microfilm series T624, film 1377, page 243 B = 7 handwritten]
[identification is probable; see the 1890 veterans schedule above]
line909192
streetBuchtown Road
house nr   
dwelling nr132  
family nr134  
nameGradwohl ElizabethGradwohl JacobGradwohl Henry
relationshipHeadSonGrandson
sexFMM
colorWWW
age76529
marital statusWW [?] 
#years present marriage5426 
mother of # children7  
mother of # living children4  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGermany [sic]GermanyPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationNoneLaborer 
nature of industry etc. [illegible word, perhaps 'General'?] Laborer 
employer etc. Emp 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?   
# weeks out of work 1909   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  S
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedF  
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vet   
blind   
deaf & dumb   

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 25 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Gradwohl, Andrew
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

[death notice]

[Philadelphia Inquirer 29 January 1907 page 7]

GRADWOHL.--On Jan 26, 1907, ANDREW GRADWOHL, in his 79th year. Relatives and friends, Colonel Edward Shaw Post, No 290, GAR., are invited to attend funeral, Wednesday, 11 AM., from late residence, Gwynedd, Pa. Interment Pleasantville Reformed Church.

death certificate

[Pennsylvania death certificate, Montgomery County, 26 January 1907, file 04911, Andrew Gradwohl]
[received from PA Division of Vital Records, 25 January 2013]
[much of the top and left side is light and hard to read]

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
File No. 04911
Registered No. [illegible]
Registration District No. 725
Primary Registration District No. 3095
1. PLACE OF DEATH
County of Montgomery [?]
Township of Lower Gwynedd
FULL NAME Andrew Gradwohl

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
SEX Male
COLOR White
DATE OF BIRTH March 14 [?] 1828
AGE 78 years, 10 months 12 days
Married
BIRTHPLACE Germany
NAME OF FATHER John Gradwohl
BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Germany
MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Not known
BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Not Known
OCCUPATION Laborer
THE ABOVE STATED PERSONAL PARTICULARS ARE ALL TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF
Informant A. J. Gradwohl
(Address) Hoyt P O
Filed Jan 29 1907 [illegible] (Registrar)

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
DATE OF DEATH January 26 1907

I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from May 24 1906 to Jan 23" 1907 that I last saw him alive on Jan. 23" 1907 and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 4.20 A.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:


Valvular Disease of Hearts (Duration) 270 Days
Contributory Chronic Bronchitis
(Signed) M R Krapp [??] M.D.
1 27 1907 (Address) Gwynnedd [?]
SPECIAL INFORMATION only for Hospitals, Institutions, Transients, and Recent Residents [blank]
PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Pleasantville Reformed Church
DATE OF BURIAL Jan 30 1907
UNDERTAKER Jarret [?] Davis ADDRESS Ambler Pa

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