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).
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).
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).
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)+
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)
|Name||Shilling Charles||" Mary E||" Charles||" Emma I||" Victoria||" Annie L|
|Occupation||Brick Layer||Keeping House|
|Real estate value||800|
|Personal estate value||100|
|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||1||1||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||19|
|family visit #||19|
|name||Shilling Charles||" Mary Ann||" Charles J||" Emma J||" Anna V||" Anna Laura|
|month born if born in year|
|[almost all the "marital status" boxes on the page are blank]|
|married during year|
|occupation||Brick layer||Keeping house||Cigar maker||teacher school|
|school this year||1||1||1|
|name||Shilling Charles||Mary E||Emma S [?]|
|birth date||Oct 1833||Sep 1832||Oct 1862|
|# years married||40||40|
|mother of how many children?||5|
|# of children living||4|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed||6||0|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Shilling Charles||- Mary||Smith Claudine||Shilling Emma|
|#years present marriage||49||49|
|mother of # children||5|
|mother of # living children||4|
|father's birthplace||Germany German||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania|
|mother's birthplace||Germany German||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania|
|nature of industry etc.|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?|
|# weeks out of work 1909|
|school since 1 Sep 09||Yes|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||150|
|family visit number||159|
|name||Shilling Charles J||- Emma J|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||F|
|age at last birthday||84||53|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's birthplace||Germany||Germany [sic]|
|father's native language||German||German|
|mother's native language||German||German|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes|
|number of farm schedule|
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.[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.