91st PA: Reuben Peel

Reuben Peel

Before the war

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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a light complexion, light eyes, and light gray hair (6).

During the war

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 served in company B of the 16th Veterans' Reserve Corps (8, 9, 14, 16). He enlisted on 22 June 1863 (8). He was discharged on 28 May 1865 (8). He had served for 23 months (14).

After the war

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).

He died on 23 December 1891, in North Platte, Lincoln County, Nebraska (15, 16, 17). He was buried in North Platte Cemetery, North Platte, Lincoln County, Nebraska (17).

On 23 February 1892, his widow, Julia A Peale, applied successfully from Wyoming for a pension (8, 16).

His widow died in 1898 (15).

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) (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)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 8, page 179 = stamped page 541 (image 540 of 698 on Ancestry]
line123456
Dwelling number766     
Family number1042     
NameReuben PeelJulia "Frank "Mary "Ellen "Edw "
Age52 [sic]5022191 [sic]17
SexMFMFFM
Color      
OccupationCoach Painter Sign Painter   
Value of real estate owned      
Value of personal estate100     
Place of birthPenn" [sc. Penn]" [sc. Penn]" [sc. Penn]" [sc. Penn]" [sc. Penn]
Married within year      
Attended school within year      
Cannot read & write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Nebraska, Lincoln County, North Platte Post Office, page 207 = page 21 handwritten, lines 9-10]
[I did not transcribe the three other people at this residence who had different surnames]
line910
Dwelling-house number221 
Family number201 
NamePeale Rubeun [?]- Julia
Age5250
SexMF
ColorWW
OccupationPainterKpg House
Real estate value100 
Personal estate value  
BirthplacePenn" [sc. Penn]
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, Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Wanwatosa [??] supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 145, page 481 = page 46 handwritten, line 21]
[National Home, continued]
line21
street name 
house number 
dwelling visit # 
family visit # 
namePeale, Reuben
colorW
sexM
age71
month born if born in year 
relationshipInmate
single 
married1
widowed/divorced 
married during year 
occupationPainter
months unemployed 
currently ill?Interim [?] fever
blind 
deaf/dumb 
idiotic 
insane 
disabled1
school this year 
can't read 
can't write 
birthplacePenn
father's birthplacePenn
mother's birthplacePenn

1880 census [spouse]

[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]
line474849501234
street name 
house number501       
dwelling visit #44       
family visit #47       
namePeale Edmund- Olivia- Edmond Jr- JenniePeale Emma- Lizzie- Mennie [?]- Julia nas [?]
colorWWWWWWWW
sexMFMFFFFF
age373097526/1240
month born if born in year      Nov [?] 
relationship WifeSonDaughterDaughterDaughterDaughterMother
single  11111 
married11     1
widowed/divorced        
married during year        
occupationPainter in car shopKeeping HouseAt SchoolAt School    
months unemployed        
currently ill?   Measles    
blind        
deaf/dumb        
idiotic        
insane        
disabled        
school this year  11    
can't read        
can't write        
birthplacePennPennPennNebraskaNebraskaWyo Terry [?]Wy Terry [?]Penn
father's birthplacePennMd [?]PennPennPennPennPennPenn
mother's birthplacePennDelPennPennPennPennPennPenn

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Nebraska, Lincoln County, Myrtle Hall and Hinanan, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 317, page 1]
[line] 8
[house] 30
[family] 31
[name] Peale Reuben
[rank] Pvt
[company] F
[unit] 91 Pa Inft
[enlistment date] Oct 11 1861
[discharge date] Mch 29 1863
[length of service] [blank]

[company] B
[unit] 16 VR 6
[enlistment date] June 22 1863
[discharge date] May 28 1865
[length of service] 3 years, 4 months, 19 days

[post office address] North Platte " " [sc. Lincoln Co]
[disability incurred] Old and Infirm
[remarks] 84 years of age Reinlisted Vetteran [sic]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 17 February 2015, from Fold3]


Peale Reuben
Co. F D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Peal Reuben

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 19 February 2015]

Peales Reubens
Co. F, D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Peal Reuben

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 19 February 2015]

Peel Reuben
Co. F D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Peal Reuben

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 19 February 2015]

Peal Reuben
Co. F D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Abridged compendium of American genealogy

[Frederick A Virkus, ed. The abridged compendium of American genealogy. Chicago: F A Virkus & Co. Volume 3, page 46.

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]
['3' indicates that he is the grandfather of the primary subject, Robert Ridgway Peale]

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