91st PA: Philip Seiler

Philip Seiler

Before the war

He was born in November 1840 (6; 2 (24 in 1865), 4 [58 in ?1898], 6 [60 in 1900], 7 [69 in 1910], 8 [79 in 1920], 9 [42 in 1880]). He was born in Germany (2, 4, 6, 7, 8 [Bavaria], 9 [Biver (??)]).

He immigrated in 1864 (6, 7, 8 [1861]). In 1900, he had been naturalized (6, 7, 8 [alien]).

When he enlisted, he was an engineer (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

He was a substitute for M Campell (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 24 March 1865 (1, 2, 5). He was enlisted for one year, at Alleghany [County?], Pennsylvania, by J W Kerker (?) (2). His service was credited to the 23rd Congressional District (2). He was a private in company G (1, 10).

He received clothing worth $24.42 (2).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 5). He had served for four months (4). He was a private, in company G (10).

After the war

In 1880, he was living at 2705 Larkness [?] Alley, 24th ward, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his children Adam, Catharine, and Maggie, and with three others (9). He was a laborer, and had been out of work 4 months in the previous year (9).

On 12 November 1897, he applied successfully from Ohio for a pension (3, 5).

On 1 July 1898, he was admitted to the Central Branch of the National Soldiers Home, in Dayton, Ohio (4). He had deficient hearing (4). He was admitted from Ohio (4).

In 1898, he was present in the Central Branch (4). He was receiving a pension of $6 per month (4).

In 1900, he was living in the National Soldiers Home, in Dayton, Jefferson Township, Montgomery County, Ohio (6). He was widowed (6). He could not read or write (6).

On 5 March 1907, he again applied for a pension (5).

In 1910, he was living in the National Soldiers Home, in Jefferson Township, Montgomery County, Ohio (7). He was widowed (7). He could read and write (7).

In 1920, he was living in the National Soldiers Home, in Jefferson Township, Montgomery County, Ohio (80. He was single (8).

He died on 28 November 1921, at the National Military Home in Dayton, Ohio (5).

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) (Philip Seiler)

2 company G, second descriptive list, [#80] (Phillip Seiler)

3 pension index, by name (Philip Seiler)

4 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1899. Serial Set 3958, 56th Congress, session 1, House Document 106 (Philip Seiler)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Philip Seiler)

6 1900 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, Jefferson Township, Central Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 90, microfilm series T623, film 1308, page 2 = 2 A handwritten (Philip Seiler)

7 1910 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, Jefferson Township, National Military Home, supervisor's district [illegible], enumeration district 155 [?], microfilm series T624, film 1218, page 261 = 21 A handwritten (Philipp Seiler)

8 1920 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, Jefferson Township, Central Branch National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, supervisor's district 249, enumeration district 222, microfilm series T625, film 1423, page 185 = 9 B handwritten (Philip Seiler)

9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, 24th ward, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 153, microfilm series T9, film 1094, page 38 = 20 D handwritten (Phillip Seiler)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 6 Nov 2009
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 16 December 2010)

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, 24th ward, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 153, microfilm series T9, film 1094, page 38 = 20 D handwritten]
line16171819202122
street nameLarkness [?] Alley
house number2705      
dwelling visit #145      
family visit #185      
nameSeiler Phillip- Adam- Catharine- Maggie- Richina [??]Mosier [?] Kate- Mary
colorWWWWWWW
sexMMFFFFF
age42108310/12219/12
month born if born in year    July Aug
relationship Sondaughterdaughter   
single     1 
married       
widowed/divorced1      
married during year       
occupationLaborerAttend schoolAttend school  Domestic servant 
months unemployed4      
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year 11    
can't read       
can't write       
birthplaceBiver [?]PennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplaceBiver [??]Biver [??]Biver [??]Biver [??]Biver [??](Germany)Penna
mother's birthplaceBiver [??]PrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussia(Geremanh)Penna

1900 census

[1900 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, Jefferson Township, Central Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 90, microfilm series T623, film 1308, page 2 = 2 A handwritten]
line7
street 
house number 
dwelling number 
family number 
nameSeiler Philip
relationshipinmate
colorW
sexM
birth dateNov 1840
age60
married?Wi
# years married 
mother of how many children? 
# of children living 
birthplaceGermany
father's birthplaceGermany
mother's birthplaceGermany
immigration year1864
# years in USA36
naturalized citizen?Na
occupation 
# months not employed 
# months in school 
can readno
can writeno
speaks Englishyes
owned/rented 
free or mortgaged 
farm/house 
# of farm schedule 

1910 census

[1910 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, Jefferson Township, National Military Home, supervisor's district [illegible], enumeration district 155 [?], microfilm series T624, film 1218, page 261 = 21 A handwritten]
[note: this page was very hard to read]
line36
street 
house nr 
dwelling nr 
family nr 
nameSeiler Philipp
relationship- [sc. Inmate]
sexM
colorW
age69
marital statusWid
#years present marriage 
mother of # children 
mother of # living children 
birthplaceGer German
father's birthplaceGer German
mother's birthplace Germ German
[all three places have something written after 'Ger'--it seems to begin with 'B', and may be 'Bavaria']
immigrated1864 [?]
naturalized/alienNa
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationNone
nature of industry etc. 
employer etc. 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? 
# weeks out of work 1909 
can readyes
can writeyes
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rented 
owned free or mortagaged 
farm/house 
nr on farm schedule 
civil war vetUA
blind 
deaf & dumb 

1920 census

[1920 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, Jefferson Township, Central Branch National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, supervisor's district 249, enumeration district 222, microfilm series T625, film 1423, page 185 = 9 B handwritten]
line79
street 
house number 
dwelling visit number 
family visit number 
nameSeiler Philip
relationshipInmate
own/rent 
free/mortgaged (if owned) 
sexM
raceW
age at last birthday79
marital statusS
year of immigration1862
naturalized/alienAl
year of naturalization 
attended school since Sept 1919 
can readyes
can writeyes
birth placeBavaria Ger
native languageGerman
father's birthplaceAlsace Lorraine
father's native languageFrench
mother's birthplaceWurtemberg Ger
mother's native languageGerman
can speak Englishyes
occupationNone
industry, business 
employment status 
number of farm schedule 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 2 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Seiler Philip
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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