91st PA: Edward Muckafuse

Edward Muckafuse

Note on identification

The Eberhardt Muckenfuss on 212 Ella Street in 1880 (1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 674, microfilm series T9, film 1190, page 449 D = 8 handwritten), living with Christiana Muckenfuss, Lewis Muckenfuss, and several stepchildren, served in E 5 Pennsylvania Cavalry, and apparently not in the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry. (Christiana died on 7 April 1909, and was buried in Greenmount Cemetery (see death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 10 April 1909, page 13, Christiana Muckenfuss).

Note that another Eberhart Muckenfuss (married to Pauline) is in Philadelphia in the 1900 (31st ward, series T623, film 1473, page 230, s.d. 1, e.d. 787, page 230 B = 5 handwritten), 1910 (31st ward, s.d. 1, e.d. 730, series T624, film 1403, page 160 = 11 B handwritten), and 1920 (31st ward, s.d. 1, e.d. 1024, series T625, film 1635, page 161 = 1 B handwritten) censuses, but is not the right person, since he immigrated after the war (in 1865 [1900 census], 1870 [1910 census], or 1868 [1920 census]). On 22 April 1914, Frederick Muckenfuss, the son of Eberhardt and Pauline Muckenfuss, died; he was buried in Mt Vernon Cemetery (see death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 25 April 1914 page 7 (Frederick Muckenfuss)).

Before the war

He was born in 1841/42 (4 (19 in 1861), 5 (19 in 1861), 8 (7 in 1850)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 8).

In 1850, he was living in ward 2, Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with Henry and Roseanna Muckfuch (presumably his parents), along with Christianna, Magdelena, Henry, Adolphia, Matilda, and Suseannah (presumably siblings) (8). He had attended school within the year (8).

Edward's apparent father Henry died on 31 March 1857, in Philadelphia, and was buried in Mutual Cemetery [Philadelphia death certificate, 1857, Henry Muckenfuss or Muchenfuss, available on FamilySearch (accessed 28 February 2011)].

When he enlisted, he was a farmer, and was living in Philadelphia (4, 5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and light hair (4 [5'4"], 5 [5'5"]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 4 September 1861 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 4, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (4). He was a private in company A (1, 10-12).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (7).

On 1 October 1863, he was detailed as cattle guard, apparently replacing Thomas Tully (E) (2, 3).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia (1, 5).

On 12 March 1864, he was reported under arrest (6).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 5). He was a private, in company A (10-12).

After the war

In 1866, he was a huckster, living at rear 1415 Hewson Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9).

Edward's brother Henry (born 5 January 1835 to Henry Muckenfuse and Rose May) lived in Philadelphia, married Sally [unknown surname], died in Philadelphia on 7 March 1912, and was buried in Northwood Cemetery [Philadelphia death certificate abstract, 1912, available on FamilySearch (accessed 28 February 2011)].

Agnes A Layton, born 23 March 1871 to Noah Layton and Matilda Muckenfuss--presumably Edward's sister Matilda--died in Philadelphia on 11 April 1906, and was buried in North Cedar Hill Cemetery [Philadelphia death certificate, 1906, #9996, available on FamilySearch (accessed 28 Feb 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) (Edward Muckafuse)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 1 Oct 1863 (Priv Muckafuse)

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 Oct 1863 (Ed. Mukafuse)

4 company A descriptive roll, entry 43 (Edward Muckafuse)

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (Edw'd Muckafuse)

6 consolidated morning report, 12 March 1864 (Muckafuse)

7 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (E Muckafuse)

8 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 2, microfilm series M432, film 806, page 114 = 227 handwritten = 113 handwritten (Edward Muckfuch)

9 Philadelphia city directories

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Edward Muckafusi)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schdules
Ancestry index
pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed April 2006)
Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 28 February 2011)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 2 February 2015)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 2 February 2015)
Find a grave
accessed 2 February 2015
searched for Edward Muckafuse or Muckefuse

city directories

[Philadelphia city directories, transcribed from Fold3, with additions 2 February 2015]


[1850 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 301: no entries (looked at Muc- and Muk-)]

[1851 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 308: no entries (looked at Muc- and Muk-)]

[1852 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 321]
Muckefuss Henry, lab. Charlotte bel Franklin

[1853 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 298-299: no entries]

[1854 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 382]
Muckfuss Henry, lab, Charlotte bel Franklin

[1855 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 401: no entries]

[1856 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 466: no entries]

[1857 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, pages 489-490: no entries]

[1858 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 492: no entries]

[1859 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 516: no entries]

[1860 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 672]
Muckafu --- [sic] dealer, r 27 Otter

[1860 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 715: no entries]

[1861 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 717: no entries]

[1862 Biddle and McElroy's directory, page 484: no entries]

[1863 Biddle and McElroy's directory, page 553: no entries (unless 'Muckehord [? or Muckelord] Henry, hostler, 1223 Palmer' is relevant)]

[1864 Biddle and McElroy's directory, page 538: no entries]

[1865 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 496: no entries]

[1866 McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 531] Muckfuss Edward, huckster, r 1415 Hewson

[1867 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 946: no entries]

[1868 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1174: no entries]

[1869 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1097: no entries]

[1870 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1128]
Muckefuss Eberhart, varieties, 2504 Lee
Muckefuss Henry, hostler, h 3 Albert's av
[note on page 860:] King Elizabeth, wid William, h 5 Albert's av [in the 1870 census, see Philadelphia, ward 18, district 55, microfilm series m593, film 1403, page 371 = 91 handwritten, with Henry, Sarah, and Harry Muckafuss]

[1874 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 977]
Muckefuss Henry, hostler, h 3 Albert's av

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Kensington, ward 2, microfilm series M432, film 806, page 114 = 227 handwritten = 113 handwritten]
line232425262728293031
Dwellings visited860        
Families visited995        
NameHenry MuckfuchRoseanna "Christianna "Magdelna "Henry "Edward "Adolphia "Matilda "Suseannah "
Age41391817157753
Sexmfffmmmff
Color         
Occupation of males over 15 yearsLaborer        
Real estate owned         
Birthplacedo [sc. Germany]doPaPaPaPaPaPaPa
Married within year         
Attended school within year     11  
Over 20 & can't read/write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 2 February 2015, from Fold3]


Muckafusi Edward
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Muckefuse Edward

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 3 February 2015]

Muckefuse Edward
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 4 February 2015]

Muckafuse, Edward
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Muckefuse, Edward

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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