91st PA: Martin Knittle

Martin Knittle

Before the war

He was born in November 1840, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, perhaps to David Knittle and Agnes [unknown family name]. [source: date: 4 (22 in 1863), 5, 8 (40 in 1880), 9 (59 in 1900), 10 (69 in 1910), 13 (19 in 1860), 14 (29 in 1870), 15 (10 in 1850). place: 4, 5, 8 (France), 9, 10, 13, 14, 15. parents: 13]

In 1850, he was living in ward 5, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He was living with David and Agnes Nettle (presumably his parents), and with John, Wilhelm, and Joseph (presumably his siblings). He had attended school within the year. [source: 15]

In 1860, he was living in West Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He was living with David and Agnes Knittle (presumably his parents), and with John, Joseph, and Sebastian Knittle (presumably siblings). He was a heaver [?] up rolls [?], perhaps for his father, who was a blacksmith. [source: 13]

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and sandy hair. [sources: 4, 5]

During the war

He was drafted. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 10 July 1863 in the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry. He enlisted for three years. His service was credited to the 22nd congressional district. [sources: 1, 4, 5, 6 (7 Jul)]

He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company L of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st. On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G. On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company. He was then absent, as a private. He was a private in company K. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 11, 16, 17, 18]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company. He was a private, in company K. [sources: 1, 6, 16, 17, 18]

After the war

In Feb 1870, he married Frances [Bicohel (??)]. She was born in July 1844, in Switzerland. She immigrated in 1857. She had no children. They had one known adopted daughter:

[sources: 9, 10, 12, 14]

In 1870, he was living in West Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Francis. He was a nobler, and owned $100 in personal property. [source: 14]

In 1880, he was living on Fulton Street, in ward 35, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He was a knobler [?]. He was living with his wife Frances and nephew George Knittle. [source: 8]

On 6 January 1882, he applied successfully for a pension. [source: 11]

In 1890, he was living on Fingal Street, in the 35th ward of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He had been shot in the left thigh. [source: 6]

In 1900, he was living on Fingal Street, in ward 35, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He was apparently not working. He was living with his wife Frances, adopted daughter Rose, mother-in-law Anne Bicohel [?] and brother-in-law John Bicohel. [source: 9]

In 1910, he was living at 347 Fengal Street, in ward 19, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He was retired. He was living with his wife Francis. [source: 10]

He died on 5 July 1911. He was buried at St. Martin's, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. [source: 7, 11 (5 Oct)]

On 12 October 1911, his widow applied successfully for a pension. [source: 11]

In 1920, his widow, Frances Knittel, was living at 346 Frugal Street, ward 19, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. [source: 12]

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)

2 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Martin Kniter)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Martin Knitter)

4 company K, third descriptive roll (Martin Knittle)

5 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Martin Knittle)

6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 157, page 1 (Martin Knittle)

7 Civil War Veterans Tombstone Inscriptions, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, K (searched 27 December 2005) (Martin Knittel)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, 35th ward, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 172, microfilm series T9, film 1095, page 464 C = 23 handwritten (Martin Knittle)

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 35, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 322, microfilm series T623, film 1364, page 287 B = 13 handwritten (Martin Knittel)

10 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 19, supervisor's district 23 [?], enumeration district 527, microfilm series T624, film 1307, page 25 A = 7 handwritten (Martin Knittle)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Martin Knittel)

12 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 19, supervisor's district 24 [?], enumeration district 417, microfilm series T625, film 1522, page 243 = 9 A handwritten (Frances Knittel)

13 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, West Pittsburgh, microfilm series M653, film 1066, page 1090 = 12 handwritten (Martin Knittle)

14 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, West Pittsburgh, microfilm series M593, film 1294, page 63 recto = 45 handwritten (Martin Nettle)

15 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 5, microfilm series M432, film 746, page 292 verso = 584 handwritten (Martin Nettle)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Martin Knittel)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Martin Knettle)

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Martin Knittle)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 14 Feb 12)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
searched Martin Knittle OR Nettle (metaphone) father David OR spouse Frances OR born 1840 +/- 5 OR died 1911 (accessed 13 Feb 2012)
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searched Martin Knittel or Knittle (accessed 13 Feb 2012)
pension index by name
Ancestry's index has an entry for a Martin Knittel, widow Francis Knittel, but it links to a blank page (searched 27 March 2006)

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Martin Knittle in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 5, microfilm series M432, film 746, page 292 verso = 584 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the 1860 census entry below]
line151617181920
Dwellings visited815     
Families visited837     
NameDavid [sic] NettleAgnes "John "Martin "Wilhelm "Joseph "
Age394012105 [?]3
SexMFM"""
Color      
Occupation of males over 15 years" [sc. Lab]     
Real estate owned      
Birthplace" [sc. Germany]"Penna"""
Married within year      
Attended school within year  11  
Over 20 & can't read/write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, West Pittsburgh, microfilm series M653, film 1066, page 1090 = 12 handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the location (cf. the 1870 census entry below) and the absence of other candidates]
line252627282930
Dwelling number64     
Family number91     
NameDavid [?] KnittleAgness KnittleJohn KnittleMartin KnittleJoseph KnittleSabastian Knittle
Age48512119118
SexMFMMMM
Color      
OccupationBlacksmith Striker BlacksmHeaver [?] up Rolls [?]  
Value of real estate owned      
Value of personal estate100     
Place of birthFranceBaden BadenPennsylvania" "" "" "
Married within year      
Attended school within year    11
Cannot read & write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, West Pittsburgh, microfilm series M593, film 1294, page 63 recto = 45 handwritten]
[identity is confirmed by his wife's birthplace]
line3839
Dwelling-house number271 
Family number347 
NameNettle [sic] MartinFrancis
Age2924
SexMF
ColorWW
OccupationNoblerKeeping house
Real estate value  
Personal estate value100 
BirthplacePaSwitzerland
Father foreign born11
Mother foreign born11
Birth month if born within year  
Marriage month if married within yearFebFeb
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, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, 35th ward, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 172, microfilm series T9, film 1095, page 464 C = 23 handwritten]
line161718
street nameFulton Street
house number   
dwelling visit #189  
family visit #191  
nameKnittle MartinFrancesKnittle George
colorWWW
sexMFM
age40359
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeNephew
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationKnobler [?]Keeping HouseAt School
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year  1
can't read   
can't write   
birthplaceFranceSwitzerlandPa
father's birthplaceFranceSwitzerlandFrance
mother's birthplaceFranceSwitzerlandSwitzerland

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 157, page 1]
[line] 4
[house] 29
[family] 34
[name] Knittel, Martin
[rank] Private
[company] L 62 Pa Inf
[unit] 7 July 1863
[enlistment date] 10 July 1865
[discharge date] 2 years, 0 months, 3 days
[length of service] Pgh. 35 Ward, Fingal st.
[post office address] Shot in left thigh
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 35, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 322, microfilm series T623, film 1364, page 287 B = 13 handwritten]
line9495969798
streetFingal Street
house number     
dwelling number218    
family number244    
nameKnittel Martin- Frances- RoseBicohel [?] Anne- John
relationshipHeadWifeAdopted Daugter [sic]Mo-in-lawBro-in-law
colorWWWWW
sexMFFFM
birth dateNov 1840July 1844Sep 1882Mch 1821Un 1849
age5955177950
married?MMSWdS
# years married3030   
mother of how many children? 0 2 
# of children living 0 2 
birthplacePennsylvaniaSwitzerlandPennsylvaniaSwitzerlandSwitzerland
father's birthplaceGermany (Alsace)SwitzerlandUnknownSwitzerlandSwitzerland
mother's birthplaceGermanySwitzerlandPennsylvaniaSwitzerlandSwitzerland
immigration year 1857 18571857
# years in USA 43 4343
naturalized citizen?    Al
occupation  Landry hand Varnisher
# months not employed  0 5
# months in school     
can readYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesNoYes
owned/rentedO    
free or mortgagedM    
farm/houseH    
# of farm schedule     

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 19, supervisor's district 23 [?], enumeration district 527, microfilm series T624, film 1307, page 25 A = 7 handwritten]
line1112
streetFengal Street
house nr347 
dwelling nr[108] 
family nr117 
nameKnittle Martin- Francis
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age6966
marital statusM1M1
#years present marriage4040
mother of # children 0
mother of # living children 0
birthplacePennsylvaniaSwitzerland
father's birthplaceGer GarmanSwitz German
mother's birthplaceGer GermanSwitz German
immigrated 1856
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationRetiredNone
nature of industry etc.  
employer etc.  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  
# weeks out of work 1909  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedO 
owned free or mortagagedM 
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vetUS 
blind  
deaf & dumb  

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 19, supervisor's district 24 [?], enumeration district 417, microfilm series T625, film 1522, page 243 = 9 A handwritten]
line6
streetFrugal St
house number[346]
dwelling visit number[154]
family visit number177
nameKnittel, Frances
relationshipHead
own/rentR
free/mortgaged (if owned) 
sexF
raceW
age at last birthday75
marital statusWd
year of immigration1857
naturalized/alienNa
year of naturalization1870
attended school since Sept 1919 
can readyes
can writeyes
birth placeSwitzerland
native languageGerman
father's birthplaceSwitzerland
father's native languageGerman
mother's birthplaceSwitzerland
mother's native languageGerman
can speak Englishyes
occupationnone
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 24 July 2014, from Fold3]


Knittel Martin
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Knittle Martin

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 24 July 2014]

Knettle Martin
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Knittle Martin

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 27 July 2014]

Knittle Martin
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 62d Pa. Vol.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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