91st PA: William H Rinick

William H Rinick

Before the war

He was born in 1831/32 (2 (31 in 1863), 6 (28; muster-out roll has '41'), 14 (52 (?) at death in 1884)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 14).

When he enlisted, he was a brick layer, and was living in Philadelphia (2, 6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (2, 6 [5'6", sandy complexion, blue eyes, brown hair]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private in company K on 23 October 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 6, 8 [21 Oct], 15-16).

He was transferred on 24 December 1861 to company E (1, 6, 10).

He fought at the battle of Gettysburg (4).

He reenlisted for three years as a veteran volunteer, at Bealton Virginia, on 24 December 1863 (1, 2, 6). He was mustered in by Lieutenant Carpenter and mustered into service by Lieutenant Swann (2).

He was probably reported absent sick on 20 April 1864 (7).

On 26 January 1865, company E published resolutions mourning the death of sixteen comrades, and sympathizing with their families (12). He was on the committee (12).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 6, 8). He was a private, in company E (15-17).

After the war

In 1880, a William Rinick was a bricklayer, living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5). He was 49 years old, and had been born in Pennsylvania (5). His wife, Matilda Rinick, was 42, born in Pennsylvania (parents born in Ireland), and was a housekeeper (5). Seven children were living with them (5):

He died on 6 June 1884, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of disease of liver and stomach (14). He was then a brick layer, and was married (14). He died at (or was buried from) 3014 Oakford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14). He was buried at Mt Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 8 June 1884 (11, 14).

His widow, Matilda Rinick, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension on 9 July 1886 (3, 13).

In 1890, Matilda Rinick was living at 2701 Alter Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8, 9). William Dougherty, who had served in company E, was also living there.

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 descriptive book, company E, entry 92 (William Rinick)

3 Veterans' administration. Pension index, by name (searched 12 Jan 2001, on Ancestry) (William Rinick)

4 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (William Rimick)

5 1880 census extract, from www.familysearch.org, searched 2 June 2003 (citing National Archives film 1185, page 764A) (William Rinick)

6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 17 May 2004 (William Rimick [E], William Rinick [K])

7 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 20 April 1864 (Riemick [?], of company F)

8 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 727, page [1], line 8 (Matilda Rinick)

9 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Matilda Rinick)

10 company K, list of men transferred, #18 (William Rienick)

11 Cemetery records online (Wm Rinnick)

12 'Headquarters company E', Philadelphia Inquirer 26 January 1865 page 5 (William Rinick)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (William Rinick)

14 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 6 June 1884 (William H Rinick)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Rieneck)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Rineck)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Rinick)

Display



William Rinick in the 91st PA database

1890 veterans' census

[1890 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 727, page [1] (image 2326 on Ancestry)]
[She is at the same address as William Dougherty (co.E)]


[line] 8
[house] 192
[family] 212
[name] Matilda Rinick [widow of William Rinick]
[rank] Private
[company] E
[unit] 91 Penna
[enlistment date] Oct 21 1861
[discharge date] July 10 1865
[length of service] 4 years x months x days
[post office address] 2701 Alter St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry (March 2005)]
Matilda Rinick, wid William, h 2701 Alter

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 6 March 2015, from Fold3]
[note: the 'e' in 'eck' seems to have a dot above it, and could be an 'i' (in both occurrences)]


Rieneck, William
Co. K, E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Rineck, William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 6 Mar 15]

Rineck, William
Co. K, E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 6 Mar 15]

Rinick, William
Co. K, E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Rineck, William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 6 June 1884, William H Rinick]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed November 2008)]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, William H. Rinick
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 52 [?] Years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, 6" 6" 1884 [? could be '1889']
7. Cause of Death, Disease of Liver + Stomach
Alex Caldwell M.D.
Residence, 1904 Christian St
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Brick Layer
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 26 Ward
12. Street and Number, 3014 Oakford
13. Date of Burial, June 8th 1884
14. Place of Burial, Mount Moriah
J E Chew, Undertaker.
Residence, 2031 Ellsworth St
1703 Passyunk Ave

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