91st PA: Charles E Megonigal

Charles E Megonigal

Before the war

He was born in 1839/40, in New Jersey. [sources: date: 3 (24 in 1864), 6 (30 in 1870), 7 (42 in 1880), 10 (63 at death in 1898), 13 (63 in 1898). place: 6, 7, 10]

During the war

He was drafted. He was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 27 July 1864 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was in company D of the 118th Pennsylvania. [sources: 1 (27 Jul 64), 2 (27 Jul 63), 5]

He was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 1 June 1865. He was in the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry. [sources: 1, 2, 4, 11 (corp)]

On 16 June 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 5 June 1865. [sources: 1 (5 June), 2 (effective 16 June), 3 (5 June)]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company. He was a corporal, in company F. [sources: 1, 11]

After the war

He married Sarah [unknown family name]. They apparently had eleven children, including these:

[sources: 6, 7, 8 (11 children, 1 alive in 1900), 9 (5 children, 1 alive in 1910)]

In 1870, he was living in ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Sarah, with their children Charles and Joseph, and with Anna Bell (perhaps his sister). He was a shoe heeler, and owned $300 in personal property. [source: 6]

In 1880, he was living at 1230 Potts Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Sarah and children Charles and Joseph. He was working in a shoe factory. [source: 7]

In 1890, he was living at 324 Taylor Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 4]

On 14 September 1891, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [source: 5, 12]

On 15 April 1898, he died, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died of pneumonia. He was a shoemaker, and was married. On 18 April 1898, he was buried, at Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was buried from, 1513 Beulah Street, ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 10, 13]

On 20 April 1898, his widow, Sarah Megonigal, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 5, 12]

In 1900, his widow Sarah was living at 941 Siegel Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylavnia. She was living with her son Charles, and two of his children. [source: 8]

In 1910, his widow Sarah was living at 1861 Welsh Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her son Charles and others. [source: 9]

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) (Charles Megonigal)

2 special order 36, HQ 91st PA, 16 June 1865 (Charles Megonigal)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 22 January 2005 (Charles Megonigal)

4 1890 US Census, Veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 506, page 1 (image 1668 on Ancestry), searched February 2005 (Chares [?] Megonigal)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Charles Megonigal)

6 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, district 47, microfilm series M593, film 1400, page 107 = 9 handwritten (Chas H Megonigal)

7 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 239, microfilm series T9, film 1174, page 528 = 14 B handwritten (Charles Megonigal)

8 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 26, microfilm series T623, film 1452, page 22 = 10 A handwritten (Sarah Megonigal)

9 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 35, division 4, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 853, microfilm series T624, film 1404, page 212 = 1 B handwritten (Sarah Megonigal)

10 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylavnia, #20701 (Charles E Megonigal)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles Megonegal)

12 pension index, by name (Charles Megonigal)

13 death notice, Philadelphia inquirer, Monday 18 April 1898, page 5 (Charles Megonigal)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1920 US census
HeritageQuest and LDS Pilot indices (accessed 21 September 2010)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 21 September 2010)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 21 September 2010
Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 19 Apr 15)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 19 Apr 15)
Find a grave
accessed 21 September 2010
accessed 19 Apr 15, by name and by cemetery

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Charles Megonigal in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, district 47, microfilm series M593, film 1400, page 107 = 9 handwritten]
[This was the only possible Charles Megonigal I located in Philadelphia]
line2627282930
Dwelling-house number50    
Family number58    
NameMegonigal Chas H- Sarah- Chas H- Joseph- Anna Bell
Age30263216
SexMFMMF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationShoe heelerKeeping houseAt homeAt homeWorks in woollen mill
Real estate value     
Personal estate value300    
BirthplaceNew JerseyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew Jersey
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, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 239, microfilm series T9, film 1174, page 528 = 14 B handwritten]
[This was the only possible Charles Megonigal in Philadelphia]
line1234
street nameSouth side Potts Street
house number1230   
dwelling visit #106   
family visit #117   
nameMegonigal Charles- Sarah R- Charles H- Joseph H
colorWWWW
sexMFMM
age42271312
month born if born in year    
relationship wifesonson
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationworks in Shoe FactoryKeeping HouseBrass MouldingAt School
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year   1
can't read    
can't write    
birthplaceNew JerseyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceN.J.PaN.J.N.J.
mother's birthplaceN.[J.]PaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US Census, Veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 506, page 1 (image 1668 on Ancestry), searched February 2005]
[line] 6
[house] 68
[family] 72
[name] Chares [?] Megonigal [the 'e' in his surname could be a 'c', but I think it is an 'e']
[rank] Private
[company] D
[unit] 118 Pa Inf

[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 91 Pa Inf

[enlistment date] 1861
[discharge date] 1863
[length of service] 2 years, 6 months, 3 days
[post office address] Chas McGonigal 324 Taylor St
[disability incurred] x
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[I could not find him in the transcription on Ancestry, February 2005]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 26, microfilm series T623, film 1452, page 22 = 10 A handwritten]
[This clearly matches the 1880 Sarah]
line891011
streetSiegel Street
house number941   
dwelling number185   
family number196   
nameMegonigal, Charles-, Sarah-, Joseph-, Sarah
relationshipHeadMotherSonDaughter
colorWWWW
sexMFMF
birth dateJune 1866Jan 1843May 1889April 1891
age3357119
married?WdWdSS
# years married    
mother of how many children? 11 [sic]  
# of children living 1  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennslyvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceNew JerseyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationBrass Finisher At schoolAt school
# months not employed0   
# months in school  109
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYes
owned/rented[blank]   
free or mortgaged[blank]   
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 35, division 4, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 853, microfilm series T624, film 1404, page 212 = 1 B handwritten]
[This clearly matches the 1900 Sarah]
line8182838485
streetWelsh Road
house nr1861    
dwelling nr25    
family nr21    
nameMegonigal Sarah- Charles H- Sarah R- ThomasLear, Peter
relationshipHeadSonGrandDaughterGreatGrandSonBoarder
sexFMFMM
colorWWWW
age68421811/1277
marital statusWDWDSSWD
#years present marriage     
mother of # children5 [sic]    
mother of # living children1    
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaUnited States
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaUnited States
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish English
occupationWash WomanNoneMenderNoneLaborer
nature of industry etc.Working Out Stocking Mill Odd Jobs
employer etc.OA W W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?NO NO NO
# weeks out of work 19090 50 52
can readyesyesyes yes
can writeyesyesyes yes
school since 1 Sep 09  No  
owned/rentedR    
owned free or mortagaged     
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 16 January 2015, from Fold3]


Megonegal Charles
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corp | Corp
See also 118 Penna. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylavnia, Charles E Megonigal, #20701]
[transcribed 19 April 2015, from FamilySearch]


20701
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Charles E Megonigal
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 63 yrs
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Ap. 15th 1898
7. Cause of Death, Pneumonia
S W Gadd [?] M.D.
Residence, 1155 S. 8th St

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Shoemaker
9. Place of Birth, New Jersey
10. When a Minor, -
11. Ward, 1st
12. Street and Number, 1513 Beulah St
13. Date of Burial, April 18" 1898
14. Place of Burial, Northwood Cemetery
4-20-98 E. Bowen and Son Undertaker.
Residence, 1018 Sth 2 St

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia inquirer, Monday 18 April 1898, page 5, Charles Megonigal]
[transcribed 19 April 2015, from GenealogyBank]

MEGONIGAL.--On April 15, 1898, Charles E. Megonigal, aged 63 years. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Monday afternoon, at 1 o'clock, from his late residence, 1513 [?] Beulah street. Interment at Northwood Cemetery.


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