He was born in October 1844 (11, 18; 6 (21 in 1861), 7 (21 in 1861), 10 (34 in 1880), 11 (55 in 1900), 12 (66 in 1910)). He was born in Dauphin [County], Pennsylvania (6, 7, 10, 11, 12).
When he enlisted, he was a farmer (6, 7).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (6, 7).
He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863 (1, 6 , 7 ). He was enlisted for three years, at Licken Run, Virginia, by Lieutenant Adams (6, 7). He was mustered in by Captain Bernard (6).
He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania (1, 15). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (2). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (3). He was a private in company K (1, 3, 18, 19).
On 30 April 1865, he was still detailed with the brigade train (16).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 8 [14 Jul], 15). He was a private, in company K (19).
In 1880, he was living in Juniata Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with Sarah (presumably his first wife), and with Mary, Edward, William, John, and Francis (presumably their children (10). He was a coal miner (10).
On 10 April 1880, he applied successfully for a pension (9, 15).
In 1882/1884, he married Louisa M [unknown family name] (11, 12). This was the second marriage for both of them (12). In 1900, she had had twelve children, six [?] of whom were then living (11). In 1910, she had had twelve children, five of whom were then living (12).
In 1890, he was living in Juniata Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania (post office: Summit, Cambria County) (8).
In 1900, he was living in Juniata Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Louisa, and children Samuel, Alice, Josephine, and Howard (11). He was a coal miner (11).
On 28 February 1907, he applied successfully for a pension (15).
In 1910, he was living in Juniata Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Louisa and son Howard (12). He was a laborer at a coal mine (12).
On 12 September 1919, his widow, Louisa Spade, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (9, 15).
In 1920, his widow, Louisa Spade, was living in Juniata Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania (13). She was living with her son Howard and granddaughter Ella (13).
In 1930, his widow, Louisa Spade, was living in Juniata Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania (14). She was living with her grandchildren Ella and Francis (14).
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) (William Shade [sic])
2 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (William Spade [sic])
3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (William Spade [sic])
4 special order 91, HQ 91st PA, 6 October 1864
5 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (William Spade [sic])
6 company K, third descriptive roll (William Spade [sic])
7 company K, fourth descriptive roll (William Spade)
8 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Juniata Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 51, page  (William Spade)
9 pension index, by name (William Spade)
10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Juniata Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 171, microfilm series T9, film 1103, page 388 = 2 B handwritten (William Spade)
11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Juniata Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 86, microfilm series T623, film 1381, page 123 = 5 A-B handwritten (William Spade)
12 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Juniata Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 75, microfilm series T624, film 1317, page 157 = 6 A handwritten (William Spade)
13 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Juniata Township, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 101, microfilm series T625, film 1540, page 144 = 3 B handwritten (Louisa Spade)
14 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Juniata Township, microfilm series T626, film 2005, page 4 = 4 A handwritten (Louisa Spade)
15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (William Spade)
16 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Wm Spade)
17 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Wm Spade)
18 Page 262. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (William Spade)
19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Spade)
|dwelling visit #|
|family visit #||10|
|name||Spade William||Sarah||Mary||Edward||William||John||Francis B|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Coal Miner||Keepin g house||without occupation|
|school this year||1||1||1|
|name||Spade William||- Louisa M||- Samuel||- Allice M||- Josephine L||- Howard S|
|birth date||Oct 1844||June 1851||Nov 1881||June 1885||April 1887||Aug 1892|
|# years married||17||17|
|mother of how many children?||12|
|# of children living||6 [?]|| |
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Coal Miner||Coal Miner||School||School|
|# months not employed||3||3|
|# months in school||7||6 1/2||5|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Spade William||- Louisa||- Howard|
|#years present marriage||26||26|
|mother of # children||12|
|mother of # living children||5|
|father's birthplace||Ger Germany||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania|
|nature of industry etc.||Coal Mine||Coal Mine|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09||No|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||52|
|family visit number||52|
|name||Spade Louisa||- Howard||- Ella|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||F|
|age at last birthday||67||27||2 6/12|
|year of immigration||MH [sic]|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes|
|industry, business||Coal Mine|
|number of farm schedule|
|dwelling visit #||65|
|family visit #||68|
|name||Spade Mrs Louisa||- Ella||- Francis|
|value or rent||$800|
|age 1st marriage|
|school/college since 9/29||No||Yes||No|
|can read & write||Yes||Yes||No|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes|
|at work yesterday||Yes||Yes|
|unemployment schedule #|
|farm schedule #|