91st PA: Rudolph Maidel

Rudolph Maidel

Before the war

He was born in Saxony, Germany, in 1841/1842, to Julius and Auguste Maidel. [sources: date: 4. place: 4. parents: 11]

On 31 January 1847, his father, Julius Maedel, died, at Leipsig, Germany. [source: 11]

When he enlisted, he was a case maker. [sources: 4, 11 ("apprentice")]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair. [source: 4]

During the war

He enlisted on 14 September 1861 [or 14 September 1862], at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was mustered into service on 30 September 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr. He was a private in company A. [sources: 1 (14 Sep 62), 4 (14 Sep 61), 11, 12, 13, 14]

He was killed on 3 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia. He was a private in company A. He left no widow, or child under 16 years old. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 9 (missing, supposed a prisoner), 10 (missing), 11, 12, 13, 14]

He was reported missing in action on 7 May 1863. [source: 2]

After the war

On 22 July 1864, his mother, Augusta Maedel, successfully applied for a pension. She was living at 453 New York Avenue, Washington, DC. He application was approved on 1 November 1866, retroactive to 4 May 1863. She intially received $8 per month. [sources: 5, 6, 11]

In 1870, Augustia Maidel (presumably his mother) was living in ward 1, Washington, DC. She was living with Adolphus and Caroline Maidel and others. [source: 7]

In 1880, Agusta Madle (presumably his mother) was living at 107 E Street, Washington, DC. She was living with her daughter Katie and Katie's family, and with two other children. [source: 8]

On 27 July 1891, Auguste Maedel was dropped from the pension rolls. She was last paid to 4 June 1891, at $12 per month. [source: 11]

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) (Rudolph Maidre)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 May 1863 (Private Maidle [?])

3 company A register of deaths (Rudolph Madeil [the name is very clear])

4 company A descriptive roll, entry 44 (Rudolph Maidel)

5 pension index, by regiment (Rudolph Maidel)

6 pension index, by name (Rudolph Maedel)

7 1870 US census, Washington, DC, ward 1, microfilm series M593, film 123, page 66 = 132 handwritten (Augustia Maidel)

8 1880 US census, Washington DC, supervisor's district 17, enumeration district 57, microfilm series T9, film 123, pages 286 D-287 A = 36-37 handwritten (Agusta Madle)

9 'The ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Press, Wednesday 13 May 1863, page 2 (Rudolph Mardle)

10 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania at Chancellorville', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 May 1863, page 8 (Rudolph Maidell)

11 mother's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 86,108 (Auguste Maedel mother of Rudolph Maedel)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Randolph Maidel)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Rudolph Maidel)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Rudolph Maedle)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
LDS index (accessed Nov 2009)
1860 US census
LDS index (accessed Nov 2009)
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed October 2005)
1900 US census, veterans' schedules
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Mar 2012)
1910 US census, veterans' schedules
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Mar 2012)
1920 US census, veterans' schedules
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Mar 2012)
1930 US census, veterans' schedules
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Mar 2012)
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Rudolph Maidel in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Washington, DC, ward 1, microfilm series M593, film 123, page 66 = 132 handwritten]
[identification is probable, given Adolphus, who is mentioned in the pension certificate file]
line232425262728293031
Dwelling-house number982        
Family number24        
NameMaidel AdolphusCarolineAugustiaAdolphMinerva [??]Mabel[illegible]JuliaStewart Mary
Age656258413031252328
SexMFFFFFFFF
ColorWWWWWWWWW
Occupation[illegible]Keeping house      Servant
Real estate value250        
Personal estate value200        
BirthplaceBaden"BavariaBaden""""Virginia
Father foreign born11111111 
Mother foreign born11111111 
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 old         
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...         

1880 census

[1880 US census, Washington DC, supervisor's district 17, enumeration district 57, microfilm series T9, film 123, pages 286 D-287 A = 36-37 handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the 1870 census]
line454647484950123
street nameE St   
house number107     107  
dwelling visit #277     277  
family visit #333     333  
nameSpringfield [?] Reinert [?]KattieMarrie [?]Reinert [??]ChristinaiaPaulineMadle Agusta- Simona [?]- Julia
colorWWWWWWWWW
sexMFFMFFFFF
age424214838 [?]/12683630
month born if born in year     Oct   
relationship WifeDaughterSonDaughterDaughterMother in lawSister in lawSister in law
single  1111 11
married11       
widowed/divorced      1  
married during year         
occupation Keeping houseAt home    School TeacherMusic Teacher
months unemployed1        
currently ill?         
blind         
deaf/dumb         
idiotic         
insane         
disabled         
school this year  11     
can't read         
can't write         
birthplacePrussiaPrussiaDist of ColDist of ColDist of ColDist of ColSaxonyPrussiaPrussia
father's birthplacePrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaSaxonyPrussiaPrussia
mother's birthplacePrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaSaxonySaxonySaxony

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 14 December 2014, from Fold3]


Maidel Randolph
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 3 January 2015]

Maidel, Rudolph
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD
Original filed under
Maidel, Randolph

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 3 January 2015]

Maedle, Rudolph
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Maidel, Randolph

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

mother's pension certificate file

[mother's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 86,108, Auguste Maedel mother of Rudolph Maedel]
[abstracted March 2012, from 21 pages on Fold3]
31 January 1847
Auguste Maidel's husband, Julius Maedel, died, at Leipsic [sic], Germany (pp.2, 14)
4 Sep 1861
Rudolph Maidel enrolled in co A 91st PA at Philadelphia PA (pp.2 [4 Sep], 7 [14 Sep 61], 8 [14 Sep 61], 20 [14 Sep])
mustered in co. A on 30 Sep 1861 at Philadelphia (pp.7, 8, 20)
3 May 1863
Rudolph Maidel killed in the Battle of Chancellorsville (pp.2, 3, 7, 8, 20)
he left no widow or child under 16 (p.3)
9 July 1864
the Second Auditor provided the above-summarized information to the Pension Office (p.20)
22 July 1864
Auguste Maidel, 53 years old, mother of Rudolph Maidel applied for a pension under the act of 14 July 1862, application 58,084 (pp.2, 3, 7, 12)
resident of Washington DC, address 453 New York Ave Washington DC (pp.2, 5)
dated 21 July 1864 (p.3)
she acted as her own agent (p.2)
witnesses: Adolph M Maedel, Charles Ebert (both DC residents) (p.4)
approved 1 November 1866 retroactive to 4 May 1863, at $8 per month (pp.2, 11)
Washington DC agency (p.11)
certificate 85,106 dated 5 Nov 1866 sent to Claimant (p.11)
27 Aug 1864
the Adjutant General's Office sent the Pension Office the above-summarized information (p.8)
16 [?] Dec 1864
the Pension Office sent circular 2 (p.13)
29 Aug 1866
Auguste Maedel, Arthur de Witzleben and Th. F. Harkness (all residents of DC) swore that Auguste Maedel was Rudolph's mother, and that he left no widow or child, etc. (p.14)
Auguste is 54, small, weak, and near-sighted, and depended on Rudolph, her only son, that he paid board for her and her three daughters (p.15)
before joining the army he was an apprentice; he joined the army to be able to support his mother, and sent her all the pay he could spare (p.15)
Auguste Maedel has no real property, no valuable property, and no means of support except her brother-in-law, who has a small salary and a large family (p.15)
2 October 1866
Adolphus Maria Maedel swore that he received 'all the remittances of money from the deceased Rudolph Maedel ... expressly for support of his widowed mother Mrs. Augusta Maedel, for her board, house rent and other indispensable necessaries of life' (p.18)
16 Oct 1866
the Pension office sent circulars 2 and 10 to the claimant, and circular 16 to the Adjutant General (p.13)
some time after that, further requirements were waived (p.13)
17 Oct 1866
the Adjutant General's office sent the above-summarized information to the Pension Office (p.7)
27 July 1891
Auguste Maedel last paid at a rate of $12 per month to 4 June 1891 dropped because of death (p.9)

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