91st PA: William Roesch

William Roesch

Before the war

He was born in 1845/46 (2 (18 in 1864), 7 (4 in 1850), 8 (13 in 1860)). He was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (2, 7, 8).

In 1850, he was living in North Mulberry Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with Gottlob and Margaret Roesch (presumably his parents), with five probable siblings, and with eight others (7). His father was a baker, as were four of the people living with them (7).

In 1860, he was living in ward 10, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with Gottlob and Margaret Roesch (presumably his parents), with eight probable siblings, and with seven others (8). He had attended school within the last year (8). His father was a master baker, one of his brothers was a baker, and two bakers and an apprentice baker were living with them (8).

When he enlisted, he was a baker (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (2).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a recruit, for three years, on 4 February 1864, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (1, 2). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Shipley, and mustered into service by Lieutenant Burke (2). He was a private, in company E (1, 2, 10-11).

On 7 September 1864, he was reported as returned to duty, apparently from being absent sick (6).

On 14 November 1864, Sellers listed him as charged with one gun and (complete) accoutrements, presumably because he had lost them (3).

On 30 May 1865, he was detailed for duty in the 1st division provost guard (3).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1). He was a private, in company E (10-11).

After the war

Perhaps the Anna Roesch who died on 5 January 1891 is his wife (9). If so, he was alive then.

Researcher

Contact George F. Roesch, Sr. at GFRoesch@AOL.com.

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 roll, company E, entry 132

3 special order 63, headquarters, 1st division 5th corps, 30 May 1865

4 letter, Sellers to Bartlett, 13 November 1864

5 e-mail message, George F. Roesch, Sr. <GFRoesch@AOL.com>, 30 December 2001

6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 7 September 1864 (Privt Roesch)

7 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, North Mulberry Ward, microfilm series M432, film 815, pages 446 = 888-889 handwritten = 252-253 handwritten (William Roesch)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 10, ED, microfilm series M653, film 1160, pages 503 = 69 handwritten (William Roesch)

9 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 7 January 1891 page 6 (Anna Roesch)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 28 Feb 15)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 28 Feb 15)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, North Mulberry Ward, microfilm series M432, film 815, pages 446 = 888-889 handwritten = 252-253 handwritten]
line38394041421234567891011
Dwellings visited1612               
Families visited1797               
NameGotlob RoeschMargaret "George "Mary "Jacob "Charles RoeschWilliam "Alberte "Charles BentringerChristian KipferJohn FisherGotleib HinsemanElisabeth DitersHenrietta SchotzJacob HughesEllen V Bonds
Age363010128642252224214222424
SexMFMFMMMMmMMMFFFF
Color                
Occupation of males over 15 yearsBaker       Baker"""    
Real estate owned$7000               
BirthplaceGermanyPenn"""Penna""Germany"""PennaGermanyPenna"
Married within year                
Attended school within year                
Over 20 & can't read/write                
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.                

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 10, ED, microfilm series M653, film 1160, pages 503 = 69 handwritten]
line789101112131415161718192021222324
Dwelling number441                 
Family number498                 
NameGottlob RoeschMargt "Geo L "Jacob "Charles "William "Albert "Edward "Carvine "Frederick "Franklin "Elizth DittensEliza SomersAugust MorlockFredk OttoWm BrownAdolph AppleGeo Paul
Age48402117151311975250203722172218
SexMFMMM MMMFMMFFMMMMM
Color                  
OccupationMast Baker BakerMachinistApp Saddler       DomesticBaker"App BakerWeaverApp Silver Plater
Value of real estate owned                  
Value of personal estate1000                 
Place of birthWurtenburgPa"""""""""""WurtenburgHessenWurtenburgHessenPa
Married within year                  
Attended school within year     11111        
Cannot read & write                  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.                  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 28 February 2015, from Fold3]


Reosch, William
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Roesch, William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 17 Mar 15]

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

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

possible spouse's death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 7 January 1891 page 6, Anna Roesch]
[possible relevance only; consider as no more than a clue]

ROESCH.--Suddenly, on the 5th instant, Anna Roesch, wife of Wm. Roesch, and daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Loos [?], of New York.


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