He was born on 29 July 1847 (6, 7 , 15, 17 (29 July 1843); 2 (18 in 1864), 8 [1 in 1850], 9 [12 in 1860], 10 [22 in 1870], 11 [31 in 1880], 12 [51 in 1900], 13 [61 in 1910], 14 [71 in 1920]). He was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania (2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17). He was born to Joseph C Ickes and Elizabeth Berkheimer (6, 8, 17).
In 1850, he was living in St Clair Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with Joseph and Elizabeth Ickes (presumably his parents), Catharine Ickes (presumably his sister), and another person (8).
In 1860, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with Joseph and Elizabeth Ickes (presumably his parents), and Catherine, John and David (presumably siblings), along with Adam Hinish (9). He had attended school within the year (9).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (2).
He was a substitute (1, 2). His service was credited to the sixteenth congressional district (2). He was mustered into service on 8 October 1864 (1, 3). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Boil (2). He was a private in company I (1, 15, 16).
In 1867, he married Ellen Grabill (6, 12, 13, 17). In 1900, she had had six children, five of whom were alive, including (6, 12):
In 1870, he was living in St Clairsville, Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Ellen, and with Mary and Edward (presumably his children) (10). He was a farm laborer, and owned $200 in personal property (10).
In 1880, he was living in Greenfield Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Ellen, and children Mary, Sarah, Joseph, and Carrie (11). He was a huckster (11).
In 1890, he was living at Greenfield, Blair County, Pennsylvania (post office Claysburg) (3).
On 31 July 1895, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 5).
In 1900, he was living in Greenfield Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Ellen and children Joseph and Sallie (12). He was a laborer (12). He had been out of work for six months in the previous year (12).
In 1910, he was living in Taylor Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his wife Ellen and a hired man (13). He was a farmer (13).
On 8 [?] August 1910, he again applied for a pension (5).
In 1920, he was living in Roaring Spring Borough, Blair County, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with his wife Barbara (14). He was not working (14).
In 1923, his wife, Barbara Ellen Ickes, died (7, 17). She was buried in the Albright Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Roaring Spring, Blair County, Pennsylvania (7).
He died on 9 August 1926, at Roaring Spring, [Blair County,] Pennsylvania (5, 6, 7, 15, 17). He was a member of the GAR post at Roaring Spring (17). He was a member of the Church of the Brethren (17). He was buried in the Albright Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Roaring Spring, Blair County, Pennsylvania (7, 15, 17).
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 Ickes)
2 company I, descriptive roll, #19 (William Ickes)
3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Greenfield, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 47, page  (William Ickes)
4 pension index, by name (William Ickes)
5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (William Ickes)
6 Thomas & Barbara Stobie's relatives, their ancestors, and related families', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contaact Thomas A Stobie SFO, updated 9 June 2009, accessed 12 March 2011 [identity is probable, given the death date and the death date in the pension index (5 above)] (William Franklin Ickes)
7 Find a Grave, memorial 12303925, created by Kat, added 10 November 2005, accessed 12 March 2011 [identity is confirmed by the tombstone inscription, pictured on the memorial: 'WILLIAM. CO. I. 91 REG. PA. VOL. 1849-1926 BARBARA ELLEN HIS WIFE 1848-1923 ICKES'] (William Ickes)
8 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clair Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 172 = 343 handwritten (William Ickes)
9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, post office St Clairsville, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 659 = 41 handwritten (William Ickes)
10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, St Clairsville, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 702 = 28 handwritten (William Ickes)
11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Greenfield Township, Claysburg, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 167, microfilm series T9, film 1103, page 318 = 4 D handwritten (William Ickes)
12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Greenfield Township, first district, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district [blank], microfilm series T623, film 1381, page 258 = 9 A handwritten (William Ickes)
13 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Taylor Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 84, microfilm series T624, film 1318, page 74 = 4 A handwritten (William Ickes)
14 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Roaring Spring Borough, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 113, microfilm series T625, film 1540, page 163 = 1 A handwritten (William Ickes)
15 Page 211. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (William M Ickes)
16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Ickes)
17 death notice, The Bedford Gazette, 13 August 1926, page 1 (William Ickes)
|Name||Joseph Ickes||Elisabeth Ickes||William Ickes||Catharine Ickes||Sarah Baukham [?]|
|Occupation of males over 15 years|
|Real estate owned||600|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Pa]||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Joseph Ickes||Elizabeth "||William "||Catherine "||John "||David "||Adam Hinish|
|Value of real estate owned||2500|
|Value of personal estate||200|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|| ||1||1|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Ickes William||- Ellen||- Mary||- Edward|
|Occupation||Farm Laborer||Keeping House|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||200|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Pennsylvania]||"||"||"|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||33|
|family visit #||33|
|name||Ickes William||- Ellen A||- Mary E||- Sarah M||- Joseph Su [?]||- Carrie E|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|school this year||1||1|
|can't read||X|| |
|name||Ickes William||- Ellen||- Joseph||- Sallie|
|birth date||July 1848||Aug 1846||May 1874||Dec 1881|
|# years married||33||33|
|mother of how many children?||6|
|# of children living||5|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed||6||0||2||0|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Ickes William||- Ellen||Winter Roy|
|#years present marriage||43||43|
|mother of # children||[blank]|
|mother of # living children||[blank]|
|nature of industry etc.||General farm||Working out|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged|
|nr on farm schedule||38|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||5|
|family visit number||5|
|name||Ickes William||- Barbara E|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||F|
|age at last birthday||71||73|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes|
|number of farm schedule|
William Ickes, a veteran of the Civil war, died at 3 a.m., Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carrie Drass of Duncansville. Death was attributed to complications after an illness of six months. He was a native of this county, and was born July 29, 1843, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Ickes. He participated in a number of the major battles of the Civil war, and was a member of Company I, 91st Pennsylvania volunteers. His wife, who was Miss Ellen Grabill, died three years ago. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Collins McKee, of Altoona; Mrs. Harry Barley, of Roaring Spring; Mrs. Carrie Drass, of Duncansville, Joseph Ickes, of Roaring Spring; two brothers, David, of Johnstown; John, of Pavia, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Beard, of Ironton, Ohio. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren and the G.A.R. post at Roaring Spring. The remains were taken to the home of the son, Joseph Ickes at Roaring Spring. Funeral Services were held at 3 p.m., Wednesday in the Church of the Brethren at Roaring Spring. Burial was made in the Albright cemetery.