91st PA: Oscar Printzler

Oscar Printzler

Before the war

He was born in Stoltest [?], Germany (7 [Prussia], 10, 11, 14 [Prussia], 20). He was born in June, 1835 (19, 20; 7 (44 in 1880), 8 (28 in 1863), 10 (28 in 1863), 11 (28 in 1863), 13 (74 in 1910), 14 (35 in 1870), 20 (64 in 1900)).

He immigrated to the United States in 1854 (13, 20).

When he enlisted, he was a sargen[t] (10, 11).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-3/4 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and black hair (10, 11).

During the war

He was drafted (1, 8, 10, 11). He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 10 July 1863, in the 62nd Pennsylvania, at Alleghany County, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 8, 10, 11). He was enlisted for three years (10, 11). His service was credited to the 22nd congressional district (10, 11). He was in company M (21).

On 25 November 1863, General Bartlett detailed him as a nurse (6).

He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 8, 16). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (3). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (4). He was then present, as a private (4). He was a private in company K (1, 21, 22).

He was still detailed as a nurse in September (?) 1864 (6).

On 30 April 1865, he was still detailed at the division hospital (17).

On 16 June 1865, he was promoted to hospital steward, effective 7 June 1865 (1 [7 June], 5 [effective 5 June], 8 [7 June], 15, 16, 18 [27 June]).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with the regiment (1, 2). He was then a hospital steward (1, 2, 22).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in the second precinct of Birmingham, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (14). He was a barber [?] (14). He owned $2000 in personal property (14). He was living with his wife Laura and his daughter Otilia [?] (14).

In 1880, he was a sargeant, living at 1713 Carson Street, Pittsburgh (26th ward), Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (26th ward, precinct 1) (7). He was living with his wife Laura, and five children (7):

Two other people were at the same house: August Stephan (20, born Prussia, a barber), and Mary Stephan (18, born Pennsylvania, boards) (7).

He applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension on 17 January 1888 (2, 9, 16).

In 1890, he was living at 118 18th Street, Pittsburgh (26th ward), Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (12).

In 1900, he was living at 1316 Uxor Alley, ward 28, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (20). He was living with his children Meinine [?], Anna, Earl, Cornilea [?], and Loyila [?] (20). He was widowed (20). He was a physician (20).

He again applied for a pension on 15 March 1907 (2, 16).

In 1910, he was living at 1016 Sarah Street, Pittsburg (17th ward), Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (13). He was a widower (13). He was a naturalized citizen (13). He was a physician, in general practice (13).

He died on 16 January 1917, at Pittsburgh, [Allegheny County,] Pennsylvania (2, 16, 19 [1917]). He was buried in Birmingham Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, section B (19). He was buried with August H and Amelia L End (19). He was a physician (19).

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) (OPR Printzler)

2 pension index, by regiment (Oscar J K Prinzler)

3 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Oscar T K Trinzler [sic])

4 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Oscar T K Printzler)

5 special order 36, HQ 91st PA, 16 June 1865 (Oscar J K Printzler)

6 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Oscar Printzler)

7 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburg [sic], 26th ward, 1st precinct, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 156, microfilm series T9, film 1094, page 19 handwritten = page 125 stamped (Oscar Prinzler)

8 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 May 2004 (OPR Printzler, rolls have Oscar)

9 pension index, by name, searched 21 May 04 on Ancestry (Oscar J K Prinzler)

10 company K, third descriptive roll (Oscar J K Printzler)

11 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Oscar J K Printzler)

12 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny, Pittsburg [sic], 26th ward 2nd district, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 128, page 3 (Oscar Prinzler)

13 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburg [sic], 17th ward, supervisor's district [illegible], enumeration district 508, page 197 stamped = 18A handwritten (Oscar K Prinzler)

14 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Birmingham 2nd precinct, page 457 = 50 handwritten (Oscar Prinzler)

15 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 27 June 1865 (OJK Printzler, Oscar JK Printzler)

16 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Oscar J K Prinzler)

17 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Oscar J K Prinszler)

18 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Oscar R Printzler)

19 Find a grave memorial 43700447 (accessed 26 September 2010) (Oscar J K Prinzler) [identity is confirmed by the date of death on the pension index card; the memorial and tombstone do not mention his service in the 91st]

20 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 28, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 299, microfilm series T623, film 1364, page 255 = 9 A handwritten (Oscar Prinzler)

21 Page 247. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (OPR Printzler)

22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Oscar J K Printzler)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
LDS pilot index (accessed 16 Oct 10)
1860 US census
LDS pilot and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 16 Oct 10)
1920 US census
LDS pilot and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 16 Oct 10)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 16 Oct 10)

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Oscar Printzler in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Birmingham 2nd precinct, page 457 = 50 handwritten]
[the copy available on-line was very light and hard to read]
line2021222324
Dwelling-house number335    
Family number407    
NamePrinzler Oscar" Laura" Otilia [?]Rott [?] [illegible][illegible name]
Age35 [?]26 [?]11515
SexMFFMM
ColorWWWWW
OccupationBarber [?]House work [?]At home[illegible][illegible]
Real estate value     
Personal estate value2000    
BirthplacePrussiaPenna""[illegible; maybe 'Missouri']
Father foreign born1 1 1
Mother foreign born1   1
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, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburg [sic], 26th ward, 1st precinct, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 156, microfilm series T9, film 1094, page 19 handwritten = page 125 stamped]
line42434445464748
street nameCarson Street
house number1713      
dwelling visit #151      
family visit #207      
namePrinzler Oscar- Laura- Ottelge- Minnie- Oscar- Annie- Albert
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFFMFM
age4436108641
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterSonDaughterSon
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationSargeant [sic]Keeping houseat schoolat schoolat homeat homeat home
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year  11   
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePrussiaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePrussiaHessenPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussia
mother's birthplacePrussiaHessenPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny, Pittsburg [sic], 26th ward 2nd district, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 128, page 3]
[line] 38
[house] 93
[family] 131
[name] Oscar Prinzler
[rank] Private
[company] U. S. Soldier
[unit]
[enlistment date]
[discharge date]
[length of service]
[post office address] #118 " " [sc. 18th St]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 28, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 299, microfilm series T623, film 1364, page 255 = 9 A handwritten]
[This was indexed under 'Brinzler', and the 'P' could be a 'B']
line424344454647
streetUxor alley
house number1316     
dwelling number124     
family number183     
namePrinzler Oscar- Meinine [??] - Anna- Earl B- Cornilea [?]- Loyila [?]
relationshipHeaddaughterdaughtersondaughterdaughter
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFMFF
birth dateJune 1835Jan 1873May 1877Jan 1879May 1881July 1883
age642723211916
married?WdSSSSS
# years married      
mother of how many children?      
# of children living      
birthplaceGermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGermanyGermanyGermanyGermanyGermanyGermany
mother's birthplaceGermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year1854     
# years in USA46     
naturalized citizen?Na     
occupationPhicisian [sic] DressmakerDrug clerkDressmakerDressmaker
# months not employed0 0000
# months in school      
can readyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO     
free or mortgagedM     
farm/houseH     
# of farm schedule      

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburg [sic], 17th ward, supervisor's district [illegible], enumeration district 508, page 197 stamped = 18A handwritten]
[Another household lives with him, head August End]
line21
streetSarah Street
house nr1016
dwelling nr215
family nr323
namePrinzler, Oscar K.
relationshipHead
sexM
colorW
age74
marital statusWd
#years present marriage 
mother of # children 
mother of # living children 
birthplaceGerm (Ger) ['Prussia' is crossed out]
father's birthplaceGerm (Ger) ['Prussia' is crossed out]
mother's birthplaceGerm (Ger) ['Prussia' is crossed out]
immigrated1854
naturalized/alienNa
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationPhysician
nature of industry etc.Gen Practice
employer etc.OA
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No
# weeks out of work 19090
can readYes
can writeYes
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rentedO
owned free or mortagagedF
farm/houseH
nr on farm schedule0
civil war vet6
blind6
deaf & dumbX

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 22 February 2015, from Fold3]


Printzler Oscar J K
Co. K, F+S, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Hosp. Stew'd
See also 62" Pa. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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