He was born in April 1842 (5; 4 (21 in 1863), 5 (58 in 1900), 6 (68 in 1910)). He was born in Germany (4, 5, 6).
He immigrated in 1862 (5) or 1863 (6). By 1900, he was a naturalized citizen (5, 6).
When he enlisted, he was a black[smith?] (4).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (4).
He was drafted (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 July 1863 (1, 3, 4, 7, 8). He was in company K of the 118th Pennsylvania (3, 4, 7 [and co.A]). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4). His service was credited to the Fourth Congressional District (4).
On 16 July 1880, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (7, 9).
He married Dorothea [unknown family name], either in 1895/96 (5) or in 1864/65 (6). This was the second marriage for both of them (5). In 1900, she reported having had five children, 3 of whom were alive (5). In 1910, she reported having had one child, who was alive (6).
In 1890, he was living at 3144 Chatain [?] Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He had been wounded in the eye, and was unable to see with it (8).
In 1900, he was living at 3150 Waltham [?] Street, ward 25, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5). He was an engineer (presumably a stationary engineer, given the 1910 census) (5). He was living with his wife Dorothea, and daughter Anna Groll (5).
On 18 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (7).
In 1910, he was living at 3302 North A Street, ward 33, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6). He was a stationary engineer, but had been out of work for 52 weeks in the previous year (6). He was living with his wife Dorothea, his daughter Anna and her husband Robert Fairley, and a boarder (6).
He died on 21 November 1916, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7).
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) (Deitrick Pentzell)
2 special order 39, HQ 91st PA, 3 July 1865 (Deitrick Pentzell)
3 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'One hundred and eighteenth regiment', volume 3, page 1341. (In the roster) (Deitrick Pentzell)
4 company G, second descriptive roll, [#117] (Deitrick Pentzell)
5 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 25, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 587, microfilm series T623, film 1467, page 186 B = 1 handwritten (Dietrich Pentzel)
6 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 33, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 795, microfilm series T624, film 1405, page 5 A = 5 handwritten (Diedrich Pentzel)
7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Diederiek [?] Pentzel)
8 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 550, page 1 (Deitrick Pencil [sic])
9 pension index, by name (Diederick [sic] Pentzel)
10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Dietrick Pentzell)
|street||Waltham [??] St|
|name||Pentzel Dietrich||- Dorothea||Groll Anna|
|birth date||Apr 1842||Dec 1841||Feb 1884|
|# years married||4 [sic]||4 [sic]|
|mother of how many children?||5|
|# of children living||3|
|# years in USA||37||26|
|# months not employed||0||1|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||M|
|# of farm schedule|
|street||North A Street|
|name||Fairley [?] Robert A||- Anna D||Pentzel Diedrich||- Dorothea||Graga Joseph|
|relationship||Head||Wife||Father in law||Mother-law [sic]||Boarder|
|#years present marriage||1||1||45 [sic]||45 [sic]|
|mother of # children||0||1|
|mother of # living children||0||1|
|birthplace||Ire English||Pennsylvania||Ger German||Ger German||Russ Polish|
|father's birthplace||Ire English||Ger German||Ger German||Ger German||Russ Polish|
|mother's birthplace||Ire English||Ger German||Ger German||Ger German||Russ Polish|
|nature of industry etc.||Moving + Hauling||Stationary||Ash Wagon|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||Yes||Yes|
|# weeks out of work 1909||52||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|