91st PA: William Franklin Ickes

William Franklin Ickes

Before the war

He was born on 29 July 1847 (6, 7 [1848], 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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (2).

During the war

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).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 2, 3). He was a private, in comapny I (16).

After the war

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).

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 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 [2] (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)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 12 March 2011)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clair Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 172 = 343 handwritten]
line3839404142
Dwellings visited178    
Families visited179    
NameJoseph IckesElisabeth IckesWilliam IckesCatharine IckesSarah Baukham [?]
Age262011/129
Sexmfmff
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 years     
Real estate owned600    
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Over 20 & can't read/write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, post office St Clairsville, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 659 = 41 handwritten]
line3456789
Dwelling number1058      
Family number1011      
NameJoseph IckesElizabeth "William "Catherine "John "David "Adam Hinish
Age313012104178
Sexmfmfmmm
Color       
OccupationFarmer      
Value of real estate owned2500      
Value of personal estate200      
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year  11   
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, St Clairsville, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 702 = 28 handwritten]
line28293031
Dwelling-house number207   
Family number207   
NameIckes William- Ellen- Mary- Edward
Age22212[illegible]
SexMFFM
ColorWWWW
OccupationFarm LaborerKeeping House  
Real estate value    
Personal estate value200   
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    
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, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Greenfield Township, Claysburg, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 167, microfilm series T9, film 1103, page 318 = 4 D handwritten]
line131415161718
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #33     
family visit #33     
nameIckes William- Ellen A- Mary E- Sarah M- Joseph Su [?]- Carrie E
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFFMF
age313412963
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterSonDaughter
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationHucksterKeeping house    
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  11  
can't read   X  
can't write      
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Greenfield, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 47, page [2]]
[line] 19
[house] 122
[family] 133
[name] Ickes William
[rank] Private
[company] I
[unit] 91 Pa Veter
[enlistment date] 8 Oct 1864
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 0 years, 9 months, 2 days
[post office address] Do. [sc. Claysburg]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[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]
line26272829
street    
house number    
dwelling number135   
family number135   
nameIckes William- Ellen- Joseph- Sallie
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughter
colorWWWW
sexMFMF
birth dateJuly 1848Aug 1846May 1874Dec 1881
age51532618
married?MMSS
# years married3333  
mother of how many children? 6  
# of children living 5  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationLaborer LaborerDomestic
# months not employed6020
# months in school    
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedR   
free or mortgaged    
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[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]
line394041
streetPike Road
house nr   
dwelling nr57  
family nr57  
nameIckes William- EllenWinter Roy
relationshipHeadWifeHired man
sexMFM
colorWWW
age616321
marital statusM1M1S
#years present marriage4343 
mother of # children [blank] 
mother of # living children [blank] 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationFarmernoneFarm laborer
nature of industry etc.General farm Working out
employer etc.W W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No No
# weeks out of work 19090 0
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedR  
owned free or mortagaged   
farm/houseF  
nr on farm schedule38  
civil war vetUA  
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[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]
line3031
streetCemetery St
house number429 
dwelling visit number5 
family visit number5 
nameIckes William- Barbara E
relationshipHeadWife
own/rentO [?] 
free/mortgaged (if owned)F 
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday7173
marital statusMM
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
birth placePennaPenna
native language  
father's birthplacePennaPenna
father's native language  
mother's birthplacePennaPenna
mother's native language  
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationNoneNone
industry, business  
employment status  
number of 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 16 June 2014, from Fold3]


Ickes, William
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[death notice, The Bedford Gazette, 13 August 1926, page 1]
[transcribed 7 February 2015, from Newspapers.com]


WILLIAM ICKES

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.


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