He was born in July 1844 (15). He was born in 1844/45 (2 (19 in 1864), 7 (19 in 1864), 9 (19 in 1864), 12 (65 in 1910), 13 (30 in 1870), 14 (36 in 1880), 15 (55 in 1900)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 7, 9, 12, 14, 15).
When he enlisted, he was a clerk (2, 7, 9).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair (2, 7, 9).
He enlisted on 25 January 1864 (7, 9 [26 Jan], 10 [26 Jan], 16 [26 Jan]) He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Shipley (9). He was mustered into service on 26 January 1864, by Lieutenant Burke (1, 2 [26 January], 9). He was a private, in company D (1, 18-21).
He was granted a furlough to visit Philadelphia Pennsylvania, because his mother was sick, from 14 February 1865 to 24 February 1865 (2; 6 has 13 Feb to 23 Feb). He had been paid through 31 August 1864, and had received subsistence through 14 February 1865 (2). Transportation was furnished from Annapolis, Maryland, to Washington DC; it cost $1.07 (2). Perhaps because of the furlough he was paid through 31 December 1864 (2). He was furnished with transportation from Philadelphia to Baltimore on 24 February 1865, which cost $2.06, and returned on time (2; 6 has 27 Feb).
He was mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 10 [4 Jul], 16). He was a corporal, in company D (18-21).
On 26 March 1868, he testified on behalf of the pension application by Catharine Vanarsdall, widow of Aaron K Vanarsdall (D) (17).
In 1869/70, he married Susan H [unknown family name] (12, 15). In 1900 and 1910, she had had 3 children, all of whom were alive (12, 15).
In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his wife Susan (13).
In 1880, he was living at 1401 Parrish Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with his wife Susan, and sons Henry and Charles (14). He was a clerk (14).
In 1890, he was living at 1413 Parrish Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10, 11). He was a clerk (11).
On 20 August 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 16).
In 1900, he was living at 1413 Parrish Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). He was a salesman (15). He was living with his wife Susan, and three sons (15).
On 16 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (16).
In 1910, he was living at 1413 Parrish Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Susan and son Dewitt (12). He was a commercial salesman (12).
On 16 December 1915, he died, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16).
On 24 December 1915, his widow, Susan H Rodearmel, applied successfully for a pension (4, 16).
David Rodearmel is researching him; contact him at:
Rodearmel at aol.com
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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)
3 special order 110, HQ 91st PA, 14 November 1864
4 pension index, by name (George W Rodearmel)
5 e-mail message, Ken Honda, 4 June 2002
6 enlisted men's furloughs (Corpl Rodermal)
7 enlistment paperwork (Thanks to Dave Rodearmal!)
8 company D, list of non-commissioned officers (George W Rodermill)
9 company D, second descriptive roll, entry 55 (Geo W Rodermal)
10 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 264, page 1 (image 1520 on Ancestry), line 8 (George W Rodearmel)
11 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (George W Rodearmel)
12 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 217, microfilm series T624, film 1391, page 244 A = 1 handwritten (George W Rodearmal)
13 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1415, page 327 = 73 handwritten, second enumeration (George Rodermel)
14 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 255, microfilm series T9, film 1174, pages 94 A - B = 5-6 handwritten (D George Rodermel)
15 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 263 [?], microfilm series T623, film 1468, page 1 (Geo Rodermel)
16 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (George W Rodearmel)
17 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate number WC 112,570, Catharine Reeves widow of Aaron K Vanarsdall (G W Rodearmel)
18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George W Rodermeal)
19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George W Rodermel)
20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George W Rodearmel)
21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George W Rodarmal)
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|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
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|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|street name||Parrish [??] St||Parrish St|
|dwelling visit #||39||39|
|family visit #||42||42|
|name||Rodermel D George||- H Susan||Rodermel S Henry||- R [?] Charles|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Clerk||Keeping house||At home||At home|
|school this year|
|name||Rodermel Geo||- Susan||- Harry||- [illegible]||- [illegible]|
|birth date||July 1844||May 1851||Nov 1875||Apr 1878||Dec 1880|
|# years married||30||30|
|mother of how many children?||3|
|# of children living||3|
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|name||Rodearmal George W||- Susan H||- Dewitt C|
|#years present marriage||40||40|
|mother of # children|| ||3|
|mother of # living children|| ||3|
|nature of industry etc.||Commercial||Commercial|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
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|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|