91st PA: Samuel Nickel

Samuel Nickel

Before the war

He was born in 1841/42 (3 (18 in 1864), 7 (45 yrs 7 mos at death)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 7).

When he enlisted, he was a glass blower (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 2-5 [?]/8 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, gray eyes, and brown hair (3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 14 January 1864 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Stretch (3). He was a private in company A (1, 8-11).

On 27 April 1864, Sinex asked that he be sent to the regiment (2).

On 14 August 1864, he returned to the regiment from hospital (6).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1). He was a private, in company A (8-11).

After the war

On 27 July 1883, he applied successfully for a pension (4).

He died on 27 January 1892, of locomotor ataxia (4, 7). He was married (7). He was a glass blower (7). He died at, or was buried from, 1415 East Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). On 31 January 1892, he was buried, in Palmer Ground, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7).

On 30 January [?] 1892, his widow, Mary A Nickel, applied successfully for a pension (4).

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 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 27 April 1864

3 company A descriptive roll, entry 120 (Samuel Nickle)

4 pension index, by regiment (Samuel Nickel)

5 pension index, by name (Samuel Nickel)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 14 August 1864 (Private Nickel)

7 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 January 1892, #16541 (Samuel Nickel)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Samuel Mickel)

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Samuel Nichel)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed October 2005)
Rootsweb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007
Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed March 2011)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 19 January 2015, from Fold3]


Mickel Samuel
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Nickel Samuel

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 7 February 2015]

Nichel Samuel
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Nickel Samuel

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 8 February 2015]
[yes, there are two cards with the identical name in the version of the cards available on Fold3]


Nichel Samuel
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Nickel Samuel

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 8 February 2015]

Nickel Samuel
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 January 1892, #16541, Samuel Nickel]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
16541
1. Name of Deceased, Samuel Nickel.
2. Color, white
3. Sex, male
4. Age, 45 years and 7 mos
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Jan. 27th 1892
7. Cause of Death, Locomotor ataxia
Louis Wm Hildenbrand M.D.
Residence, 2401 E. York St

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Glass blower
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 18th
12. Street and Number, 1415 East Montgomery Ave
13. Date of Burial, Jan 31st
14. Place of Burial, Palmer Ground
William A Robson Undertaker.
Residence, 1323 East Montgomery Ave

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