He was born in 1807 (17; 4 (40 in 1861), 6 (40 in 1861), 9 (52 in 1860), 10 (52 in 1870), 11 (71 in 1880), 13 (70 in ?1879), 14 (70 in ?1879)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6, 11, 13, 14), in 1808, to Raphael Peale and Martha McGlathery (15).
He also served in the Mexican War (15).
In 1837, he married Julia Ann Creamer (15, 17).
In 1860, he was living in the 8th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was a coach painter, and owned $100 in personal property (9). He was living with his wife Julia, and four other people who were presumably their children: (9)
When he enlisted, he was a sailor (6).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a light complexion, light eyes, and light gray hair (6).
He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 30 September 1861 or 11 October 1861 (1, 4 [30 Sep], 6 [11 Oct], 7 [11 Oct]). He was enlisted for three years, by Captain Dye (4, 6). He was mustered in as a private, in company D (1, 4, 18-21).
He was transferred to company F (3).
He was discharged at camp in the field on 29 March 1863 [?] on surgeon's certificate of disability (1 [has 29 May], 2 [no date], 5 [29 Mar 63], 6 [29 Mar 63], 7 [29 Mar 63]). He was a private, in company F (18-21). He had served for seventeen months (13, 14).
He moved to North Platte, Nebraska (15).
In 1870, he was living in North Platte, Lincoln County, Nebraska (10). He was a painter, with $100 in real property (10). He was living with his wife [?] Julia (10).
On 11 March 1879, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home (13, 14). He was admitted from Nebraska (14). He had asthma, but was not receiving a pension (13, 14).
In 1880, he was living in the National Home in Wisconsin, with "interim [?] fever" (11). He was married, and was a painter (11). His wife was apparently living in Laramie, Wyoming, with their son Edmund (12).
In 1882, he was present at the Northwestern Branch of the National Soldiers Home (13).
On 22 February 1888, he was discharged from the Northwestern Branch of the National Soldiers Home (14).
On 8 August 1889, he applied successfully from Nebraska for a pension (8, 16).
In 1890, he was living in North Platte, Lincoln County, Nebraska (7). He was "old and infirm" (7).
He was a member of the GAR (15).
On 23 February 1892, his widow, Julia A Peale, applied successfully from Wyoming for a pension (8, 16).
His widow died in 1898 (15).
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) (Reuben Peel, F mustered in 11 Oct; Reuben Peal, D mustered in 30 Sep)
2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 30 March 1863 (Reuben Peale)
3 company D, register of men transferred, entry 22 (Ruben Pyoll [?])
4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 10 August 2004 (Reuben Peal [co.D])
5 company F, register of men discharged (Reuben Peals)
6 company F, descriptive roll, #54 (Reuben Peal)
7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Lincoln County, Myrtle Hall and Hinanan, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 317, page 1 (Reuben Peale)
8 pension index, by name (Reuben Peale)
9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 8, page 179 = stamped page 541 (image 540 of 698 on Ancestry) (Reuben Peel)
10 1870 US census, Nebraska, Lincoln County, North Platte Post Office, page 207 = page 21 handwritten, lines 9-10 (Rubeun [?] Peale)
11 1880 US census, Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Wanwatosa [??] supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 145, page 481 = page 46 handwritten, line 21 (Reuben Peale)
12 1880 US census, Wyoming, Albany [?] County Laramie City, supervisor's district 150, enumeration district 20, page 3 = page 5 handwritten line 47 to page 6 handwritten line 4 (Julia Peale)
13 Annual report of the Board of Managers of the National Soldiers Home, 30 December 1882 [for the fiscal year ending 30 June 1882]. Serial Set volume 2115, session volume 1, 47th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 13, page 378 (Reuben Peale)
14 Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting his report for the fiscal year 1888. Serial Set volume 2654, session volume 1, 50th Congress, 2d Session. House Miscellaneous Document 35. Pages 205, 224. (Reuben Peale)
15 Frederick A Virkus, ed. The abridged compendium of American genealogy. Chicago: F A Virkus & Co. Volume 3, page 46. (Rubens Peale)
16 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Rubens Peale)
17 Find a grave, memorial 47587921 (added 4 Feb 2010, created by David Goltry, accessed 19 December 2010) [identification is confirmed by reference to his service] (Reuben Peale)
18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Reuben Peale)
19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Reubens Peales)
20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Reuben Peel)
21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Reuben Peal)
|Name||Reuben Peel||Julia "||Frank "||Mary "||Ellen "||Edw "|
|Age||52 [sic]||50||22||19||1 [sic]||17|
|Occupation||Coach Painter||Sign Painter|
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate||100|
|Place of birth||Penn||" [sc. Penn]||" [sc. Penn]||" [sc. Penn]||" [sc. Penn]||" [sc. Penn]|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Peale Rubeun [?]||- Julia|
|Real estate value||100|
|Personal estate value|
|Birthplace||Penn||" [sc. Penn]|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #|
|family visit #|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|currently ill?||Interim [?] fever|
|school this year|
|dwelling visit #||44|
|family visit #||47|
|name||Peale Edmund||- Olivia||- Edmond Jr||- Jennie||Peale Emma||- Lizzie||- Mennie [?]||- Julia nas [?]|
|month born if born in year||Nov [?]|
|married during year|
|occupation||Painter in car shop||Keeping House||At School||At School|
|school this year||1||1|
|birthplace||Penn||Penn||Penn||Nebraska||Nebraska||Wyo Terry [?]||Wy Terry [?]||Penn|
|father's birthplace||Penn||Md [?]||Penn||Penn||Penn||Penn||Penn||Penn|
3--Rubens (1808-91), served in Mexican War; pvt., 91st Regt. Pa. Vols., 1861-63; pvt. Co. B, 16th Regt. Vet. R. C. Vols., 1863-65; mem. G.A.R.; removed to North Platte, Neb.; m 1837, Julia Ann Creamer (1810-98);[This also indicates that his parents were Raphael Peale (1774-1825) and Martha McGlathery (1775-1852), and that his son Franklin (1838-1922) served in the 118th PA]