91st PA: Charles John Shilling

Charles John Shilling

Before the war

He was born in October 1833 (7, 10; 2 (22 in 1865), 5 (35 in 1870), 6 (48 in 1880), 7 (66 in 1900), 8 (76 in 1910), 9 (84 in 1920)). He was born in Pennsylvania (5, 6, 10) or Maryland (7, 8, 9).

On 22 April 1860, he married Mary Helen McClain, in Sacred Heart RCC, Conewago Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7, 8, 10). In 1900 and 1910, she had had five children, four of whom were alive (7, 8).

During the war

He also served in company H of the 165th Pennsylvania (3, 4, 10, 13). He enlisted on 16 October 1862 (3). He was discharged on 28 July 1863 (3).

He was drafted (1, 2). He was mustered into service as a private on 28 February 1865 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3, 13). He was a private, in company F (1, 15-16).

He was absent, sick, when the regiment mustered out (1, 2). He was discharged on 4 August 1865 (3). He was a private, in company F (15-16).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office Abbottstown) (5). He was living with his wife Mary, and his children Emma, Victoria, and Annie (5). He was a bricklayer, and owned $800 in real estate and $100 in personal property (5).

In 1880, he was living in Adams County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Mary Ann, and his children Charles, Emma, Anna V, and Anna Laura (6). He was a bricklayer (6).

On 26 October 1881, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 13).

In 1890, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office: Irishtown) (3).

In 1900, he was living in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Mary and daughter Emma (7). He was a mason, and had been out of work for six months in the previous year (7).

On 18 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (13).

In 1910, he was living on Irishtown Road, Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Mary, his daughter Emma, and his granddaughter Claudine Smith (8). He was living on his own income (8).

He had cataracts removed from his eyes in July 1914, at the Presbyterian Ear and Eye Hospital in Baltimore (12).

In 1920, he was living on Oxford Road, Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his daughter Emma (9). He was a widower (9).

His pension was increased to $72 per month in late 1921 (11).

He died on 4 July 1923, at New Oxford, Pennsylvania (10, 13). He was buried in the Sacred Heart RCC, Conewaago Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (10).

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) (Charles Shilling)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Charles Shilling)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 18, page 1 (Charles J Shilling)

4 pension index, by name (Charles Shilling)

5 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township (post office Abbottstown), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 320 (Charles Shilling)

6 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, 60th district, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 60, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 297 C = 3 handwritten (Charles Shilling)

7 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 25, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 303 B = 9 handwritten (Charles Shilling)

8 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford township, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 29, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 48 B = [illegible] handwritten (Charles Shilling)

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9 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T625, film 1507, page 30 B = 8 handwritten (Charles J Shilling)

10 "Charles Smith of Adams Co, PA, 1749-1832", a gedcom at Rootsweb, updated 16 February 2003, viewed 26 March 2006 (Charles J Shilling)

11 [pension increase]. New Oxford Item (New Oxford PA), 27 October 1921, page 1 (Charles Shilling)

12 [surgery]. New Oxford Item, 23 July 1914, page 5 (Charles Shilling)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Charles Shilling)

14 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 27 October 2009 (Charles John Shilling)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedule
Ancestry index (accessed May 07)

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township (post office Abbottstown), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 320]
line343536373839
Dwelling-house number70     
Family number74     
NameShilling Charles" Mary E" Charles" Emma I" Victoria" Annie L
Age35338751
SexMFMFFF
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationBrick LayerKeeping House    
Real estate value800     
Personal estate value100     
Birthplace- [sc. Penna]-----
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year  111 
Can't read      
Can't write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, 60th district, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 60, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 297 C = 3 handwritten]
line131415161718
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #19     
family visit #19     
nameShilling Charles" Mary Ann" Charles J" Emma J" Anna V" Anna Laura
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMFFF
age484719181611
month born if born in year      
relationship wifesondaughterdaughterdaughter
single      
[almost all the "marital status" boxes on the page are blank]
married      
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationBrick layerKeeping houseCigar makerteacher school  
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year   111
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplaceGermanyIreland    
mother's birthplaceGermanyIreland    

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 18, page 1]
[line] 11
[house] 61
[family] 62
[name] Charles J Shilling
[rank] Private
[company] H
[unit] 165 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 16 Oct 1862
[discharge date] 28 July 1863
[length of service] [blank] years, 9 months, [blank] days

[name] Do
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 91 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 4 Aug 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 5 months, [blank] days

[post office address] Irishtown Adams Co Pa
[disability incurred] Contracted Rhumatism [sic]
[remarks] In Hospital three + a half months

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 25, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 303 B = 9 handwritten]
line636465
street   
house number   
dwelling number170  
family number175  
nameShilling CharlesMary EEmma S [?]
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateOct 1833Sep 1832Oct 1862
age666737
married?MMS
# years married4040 
mother of how many children? 5 
# of children living 4 
birthplaceMarylandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGermanyPennsylvaniaMaryland
mother's birthplaceGermanyMarylandPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationMason Cigar maker
# months not employed6 0
# months in school   
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford township, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 29, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 48 B = [illegible] handwritten]
line95969798
streetIrishtown Road
house nr    
dwelling nr160   
family nr162   
nameShilling Charles- MarySmith ClaudineShilling Emma
relationshipheadwifeGrand daughterdaughter
sexMFFF
colorWWWW
age767712 [?]47
marital statusM1M1SS
#years present marriage4949  
mother of # children 5  
mother of # living children 4  
birthplaceMarylandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGermany GermanPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceGermany GermanPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated    
naturalized/alien    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationOwn Incomenonenonenone
nature of industry etc.    
employer etc.    
out of work 15 Apr 1910?    
# weeks out of work 1909    
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  Yes 
owned/rentedO   
owned free or mortagagedF   
farm/houseH   
nr on farm schedule    
civil war vetUA   
blind    
deaf & dumb    

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T625, film 1507, page 30 B = 8 handwritten]
line7677
streetOxford Road
house numberX 
dwelling visit number150 
family visit number159 
nameShilling Charles J- Emma J
relationshipHeadDaughter
own/rentO 
free/mortgaged (if owned)F 
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday8453
marital statusWdS
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
birth placeMarylandPennsylvania
native language  
father's birthplaceGermanyGermany [sic]
father's native languageGermanGerman
mother's birthplaceGermanyGermany
mother's native languageGermanGerman
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationNoneNone
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 28 March 2015, from Fold3]


Shillen Charles
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Shilling Charles

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 2 Apr 15]

Shilling Charles
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

[pension increase]

[New Oxford Item (New Oxford PA), 27 October 1921, page 1]

Among the Civil War veterans granted increases to $72 on account of infirmities is Charles Shilling, Irishtown, who served with Co. F, 91st Penna. Inf.

[surgery]

[New Oxford Item, 23 July 1914, page 5]

Charles Shilling of Irishtown went to the Presbyterian Ear and Eye Hospital, Baltimore, last week, to have cataracts removed from his eyes.


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