91st PA: Edward Shinkle

Edward Shinkle

Before the war

He was born on 3 January 1827, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Christopher Shinkle and Rachel [unknown family name]. [sources: date: 13; 3 (34 in 1861), 10 (25 in 1850), 11 (20 in 1860). place: 3, 10, 11, 13 parents: 10, 11, 13]

In 1850, he may be the Edwin [?] Shinkle living in High Street Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was an oak cooper. He was living with Christopher and Ellen Shinkle (presumably his father and stepmother), and with William, Alfred, Mary, and John (presumably his siblings). They was living at 15 Farmer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 9, 10]

He may be the Edward Wesley Shinkel who married Sarah Halfman, at the Old St George Methodist Episcopal Church, on 29 January 1854. I have not found any further information about this marriage or about her. [source: 14]

In 1860, he may have been living in ward 6, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with Christopher and Ellen Shinkle (presumably his father and stepmother), with William, John, and Mary Shinkle (presumably his siblings), and with Elia Dunaway (a domestic). He was a cooper's apprentice. [source: 11]

On 15 November 1860, he married Barbara Beveridge. She was born in 1839/40, in Pennsylvania. They were married by Alderman C Brazier. They had one child:

[source: 8]

On 16 September 1861, his child, Rachel G Shinkle, was born. He was a cooper, then in the US Army. They lived in Combs Alley. [source: 8]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and brown hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 29 August 1861. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain McArthur. He was a private in company C. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 5 (mustered 25 Sep 61), 15-16]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [source: 5]

He was captured. While the regiment was marching from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to Berlin Heights, Maryland, he became ill, and the regimental surgeon gave him a pass to fall to the rear of the regiment, because the regimental ambulance was full. Presumably he was captured then, along with John Donnelly (C). He appeared very ill; John G Brass later testified that he believed from Shinkle's appearance that he couldn't live very long. [sources: 1, 8]

He died on 13 July 1863 at Richmond, Virginia. He was a private, in company C. [sources: 1, 15-16]

On 1 November 1863, he was reported missing in action. [source: 2]

After the war

On 6 September 1863, Barbara Shinkle received a letter from Serget Robert G Lindsey (K 121 PA). He said that the Richmond Virginia Daily News had published a statement that Shinkle and John Donnelly (C) had been captured between Sharpsburg and Berlin, Maryland, and sent to Belle Island, Virginia, and that Donnelly was shot the day after he arrived. Later that month, Sergeant Maginnis (C 91 PA) (presumably John M McGinnis) sent her a letter claiming that Shinkle died at Belle Island. [source: 8]

On 3 June 1864, his widow, Barbara Shinkel, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension under the Act of 14 July 1862. She was living at 4 Mineral Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Proving that he had died was hard; John L Graham (C), Joseph Everhart (C), John G Brass (A), B J Tayman (F&S), and Joseph Gilbert (C) all testified in her behalf. [sources: 6, 7, 8]

On 23 June 1864, the Second Auditor's Office, of the Treasury Department, sent Barabara Shinkle a certificate for Edward Shinkle's pay and bounty, for a total of $131.63. [source: 8]

In September 1867, before her original pension application was approved, Barbara Shinkle also applied for an increase in pension under the Act of 25 July 1866. She was then living at 250 Brenner's Alley, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 8]

On 29 February 1868, her attorney, George Ford, wrote the Pension Commissioner, summarizing what he had sent them, and hoping for a quick and favorable decision. [source: 8]

On 11 April 1868, Barbara Shinkle's application was finally approved, retroactive to 13 July 1863. She received $8 per month, and $2 extra for each month in which Rachel was less than 16. [source: 8]

In 1870, his widow, Barbara Shenkel, seems to have been living in ward 6, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a tailoress. Their daughter, Rachel, was probably at the Soldier's Orphans' Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 12]

On 13 September 1886, the Pension Office sent a letter to Ann Shindel (at Chester, Pennsylvania), telling her that Rachel was not entitled to the accrued pension, since she was sixteen when Barbara died. [source: 8]

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) (Edward Shinkle)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 1 November 1863 (Priv Shinkle)

3 company C, descriptive roll, entry 63 (Edward Shinkel)

4 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 99 (Edward Shinkle)

5 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Edward Shinkle)

6 pension index, by name (Edward Shinkel)

7 pension index, by regiment (Edward Shinkel)

8 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate number WC 111,870 (Barbara Beveridge widow of Edward Shinkel)

9 selected Philadelphia city directories

10 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, High Street Ward, microfilm series M432, film 816, pages 199 recto = 397 handwritten to 199 verso = 398 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Edwin [?] Shinkle)

11 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 6, division 1, microfilm series M653, film 1156, page 658 = 46 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Edwd Shinkle)

12 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 6, district 17, microfilm series M593, film 1391, page 183 verso = 170 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Barbara Shenkel)

13 Old St George Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, baptismal records, page 203, in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, reel 387 (Edward Wesley Shinkle)

14 Old St George Methodist Episcopal Church, marriage records, in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, reel 387 (Edward Wesley Shinkel)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1880 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 24 November 2012)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 24 November 2012)
1900 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 24 November 2012)
1910 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 24 November 2012)
1920 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 24 November 2012)
1930 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 24 November 2012)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
searched Edward Shinkle (metaphone) born 1826 +/- 5; Edward Shinkle (metaphone) died 1863; Edward Shinkle (metaphone) married Barbara (accessed 23 Nov 12)
Applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 25 November 2012)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 25 November 2012)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 25 November 2012)
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery burial records
in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, reel 941, available on Ancestry in Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, image 294 of 543 (accessed November 2012)
an Edward Shinkel, 47 years old, was buried on 17 July 1902 in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware, PA
that this is not my Edward Shinkel (or the Edward Shinkel born to Christopher and Rachel Shinkle, if he is different from my Edward Shinkle), is clear from his newspaper death notice:
'SHINKLE.--On July 13, 1902, Edward Z., beloved husband of Agnes Shinkle, aged 47 years. Funeral on Thursday, at 8.30 o'clock, from 730 North Ninth street. The Mutual Republican Club of the Thirteenth ward and the William B. Ahearn Association are invited. Solemn requiem mass at the Church of the Assumption. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.' (death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 17 July 1902, page 15, transcribed from GenealogyBank 26 November 2012)

Note on identification

The baptismal and marriage record (entries 13 and 14) are pretty clearly about the same person, since they are from the same church and he has the same name (Edward Wesley Shinkel). According to the baptismal record, Edward Wesley was the son of Christopher and Rachel and brother of Alfred, which pretty clearly links him to the 1850 and 1860 census records (entries 10 and 11). Unfortunately, according to the marriage record, this Edward Shinkle married Sarah Halfman, while the widow's pension certificate file (entry 8) has the Edward who served in the 91st married to Barbara Beveridge.

Nevertheless, I am tentatively assuming that all these records are of the same person, which suggests that Barbara was Edward's second wife. First, the birth record for Rachel, daughter of the Edward who served in the 91st, lists his occupation at cooper, which matches the occupation of the Edward in the 1860 census entry transcribed below. Second, I have found no other records for an Edward Shinkel of about the right age (or of Sarah Shinkle).

Note also that Edward is not living with Christopher in 1870 (see 1870 US census, 2nd enumeration, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 6, district 17, microfilm series M593, film 1419, page 209 verso = 32 handwritten (FamilySearch), including Christopher (61), Ellen (50), Wm (46), Mary (25), John (23), and Thaddeus (14).

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Edward Shinkle in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, High Street Ward, microfilm series M432, film 816, pages 199 recto = 397 handwritten to 199 verso = 398 handwritten (FamilySearch)
[note that the FamilySearch index has his name as 'Ed*N Shinkle']
[identification is speculative; see the note on identification above]
line40123456
Dwellings visited526      
Families visited464      
NameChristopher [sic] ShinkleEllen ShinkleWm "Edwin [?] "Alfred "Mary "John "
Age453525252093
Sexmfmmmfm
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsShoe Maker Shoe makerOak CooperPrinter  
Real estate owned       
BirthplacePennPenn"""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year     (1) 
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 6, division 1, microfilm series M653, film 1156, page 658 = 46 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is speculative; see the note on identification above; it also depends on his age's being significantly wrong; note also that moving from being a cooper in 1850 to being a cooper's apprentice in 1860 is odd]
[no Edwin Shinkle is listed in the 1861 Sherman's Philadelphia directory (p.896); the only Edward is a cooper, at 617 Filbert, with Alfred (music printer), Christopher (shoemaker), and William (shoemaker) (accessed on Fold3, 28 Nov 12)]
line29303132333435
Dwelling number236      
Family number284      
NameChristr [?] ShinkleWm "Edwd "John "Ellen "Mary "Elia Dunaway
[the head's personal name could be 'Christn']
Age53352013421932
Sex" [sc. M]"""F""
Color       
OccupationCordwainer"Cooper App Seamstress"Domestic
Value of real estate owned       
Value of personal estate       
Place of birthPenna"""""N Jersey
Married within year       
Attended school within year   1   
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 6, district 17, microfilm series M593, film 1391, page 183 verso = 170 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[I did not transcribe the nine other people in this household, headed by Morris Foley, 49, porter, born Ireland]
[identification is uncertain; Barbara's name matches his widow's name; she is not living with their daughter Rachel, but Rachel is probably the nine-year-old Rachel Shinkle at the Soldier's Orphans' Institute (see FamilySearch and 2nd enumeration at FamilySearch])]
line28
Dwelling-house number[960]
Family number[1155]
NameShenkel Barbara
Age27
SexF
ColorW
OccupationTailoress
Real estate value 
Personal estate value 
BirthplacePenna
Father foreign born1
Mother foreign born1
Birth month if born within year 
Marriage month if married within year 
Attended school past year 
Can't read 
Can't write 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ... 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 29 March 2015, from Fold3]


Shinkel Edward
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 1 Apr 15]

Shinkle Edward
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Shinkel Edward

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Philadelphia city directories

[transcribed some entries from the 1851 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, 24 November 2012, to locate him in the 1850 census] [note that the family after the one I transcribed above, in the same household, is headed by Wm McConnell 57 Oak Cooper b. Delaware]
1851 Biddle's Philadelphia directory
[p.169] Halfman Wm., blacksmith, 12 Farmer
[p.384] Shinkle Christ., shoemr., 15 Farmer
[p.262] M'Connell Wm., cooper, 15 Farmer
[p.293] Meyer Joseph, bootmr. 20 Farmer
[p.277] M'Namee Ann, shop, 24 Farmer
[p.161] Grauel Andw. M., coffee roaster, 29 Farmer
[p.30] Bingham John, carp. 31 Farmer, h Parrish W Broad

widow's pension certificate file

[widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate number WC 111,870, Barbara Beveridge widow of Edward Shinkel]
[abstracted November 2012 from 51 pages on Fold3]
15 November 1860
Edward Shinkle married Barbara Beveridge, by Alderman C Brazier (pp.6, 9, 14, 17)
one child: Rachel G Shinkle, born 16 September 1861--father cooper now in US Army, residence Combs Alley (pp.4, 6, 9, 17, 19)
29 Aug 1861
Edward Shinkle enlisted in the 91st PA, at Philadelphia PA (pp.6, 9, 11, 17)
25 Sep 1861
mustered as private C 91 PA at Philadelphia PA (p.11)
14 July 1863
"Missing fell out on the March from Williamsport Md July 14th 1863" (from Sept-Oct muster roll) (p.11)
2nd auditor reported a settlement in favor of the claimant, to include 13 July 1863
July 1863
supposed to have been taken prisoner of the enemy and died while on the road to a rebel prison (p.6)
reported died 1 July 1863 at Gettysburg (p.6)
captured at Battle of Gettysburg 3 July 1863 (p.9)
died near Richmond on 13 July 1863 (p.17)
3 June 1864
Barbara Shinkel applied for a pension
application 53,195 (pp.4, 23)
dated 29 April 1864 (p.6)
24 years old (p.6)
residence 4 Mineral Place, Philadelphia, PA (pp.4, 6)
attorney George W Ford (p.6)
witnesses James McDOnald (681 N 10th St Philadelphia) and Zachariah F Colhouer (Camden NJ) (p.7)
23 June 1864
the treasury department, second auditor's office, send a certificate (#94892) for $131.63 payable to Barbara Shinkle for Edward Shinkle's pay (from April 1863, when he was last paid, to 13 July 1863, when he died), along with the $100 bounty allowed by the act of 22 July 1861 (p.34)
an army paymaster was available in Philadelphia (p.35)
26 Aug 1864
the Adjutant General's office sent the above-summarized information to the Pension Office (p.11; see p.23 for the request )
15 Sep 1864
the Pension Office sent circulars 11, 9, and 17 (p.23)
1 Oct 1864
Barbara Shinkel wrote the Pension Office from Philadelphia, residence 617 Filbert St, giving her daughter's name and birthdate, their current address, and her address when she initially applied (p.4)
11 Oct 1864
John L Graham, lt comd C 91 PA, wrote that he knew only that Edward Shingkle [sic] was taken prisoner on the march to Gettysburg, and knew nothing about his death (p.12)
dated 6 Oct
17 November 1864
the Pension Office sent circular 14 to the commanding general of prisoners [?] (p.23)
22 November 1864
the Pension Office received circulars 9 and 21 from the Commanding General of prisoners, with no evidence (p.23)
3 December 1864
Joseph Everhart (1st Lt commanding co C 91st Regt PVV) wrote to George W Ford saying (p.38)

Sir; I have the honor to state that Edward Shinkle was a Private in this company. But whether he was wounded in the battle of Gettysburg I cannot state. He fell to the rear before the engagement took place, and it is the general impression that he was taken prisoner by the enemy. His name has been dropped from the rolls but they do not state whether he was killed in action or taken prisoner.

15 December 1864
John G Brass (resident of Ball and Clairbourne Sts Philadelphia) swore that Edward Shinkle about 6 July 1863, on the march from Gettysburg to Williamsport MD received a pass from the commanding office and regimental surgeon to fall to the rear because he was ill, and was then taken prisoner and taken to Richmond (p.43)
the regiment only heard of him 'through paroled prisoners of the same Regiment who stated that they had seen him in prison at Richmond' (p.43)
Brass testified that from his appearance before being captured he couldn't live very long and had no doubt that Shinkle died while a prisoner (p.43)
16 December 1864
Barbara Shinkle (24, 617 Filbert St, Philadelphia) swore 'that her husband died while a prisoner of war and in the hands of the enemy about July 1863, as she has every reason to believe, her said husband never having been heard from since that time' (p.41)
she also had received from the Second Auditor a certificate for back pay and bounty due him (p.41)
20 December 1864
the Pension Office [received?] some additional evidence about Shinkle's death (p.23)
the Pension Office [sent] circulars 9 and 21 to the attorney (p.23)
26 Jan 1865
Joseph Everhart (1st Lt commanding co. C 91st PA) wrote the following letter (no addressee is given) (p.36):

Camp in the field Jan 26 /65

Sir,

You wish to now [sic] about Edward Shinkle In Comp. C. as far as i [sic] can tell you about him i [sic] new [sic] he was a member of said Comp and he fell out of the ranks returning from Gettersburg [sic] and was dropped from the rolls as nothing could be found out in regard to him. he was nout [sic] wounded in action but Supposed he was captured by the Rebs in Regard of him strgling [sic] from the camp As for my part this is all i [sic] can Tell you as Edward J Maguigan was in Command of the comp. at that time But if i [sic] can git [sic] an official account of his Death then i [sic] will make out his papers but without that i [sic] cannot Do any thing as i [sic] do not now [sic] if he is ded [sic] or not

Yours

Joseph Everhart

1st Lieut Comanding [sic] Co C. 91 P.VV

27 March 1865
Barbara Shinkle (residence of 617 Filbert St Philadelphia) swore she had diligently searched for evidence of Edward Shinkle's death, hadn't seen or heard from him since before 3 July 1863, that she had received a certificate for the back pay and bounty due because of his death, that she is confident he has died, and can't find any other evidence (p.49)
21 April 1865
BJ Tayman (at Philadelphia PA, late adjutant 91st PA and Major 1st Army Corps) certified that Edward Shinkle (C 91 PA), who volunteered about 29 Aug 1861, while in the service of the US and in the line of his duty, 'recived [sic] a pass from the surgeons to fall to the rear in consequence of illness on or about July 13th 1863 while on the march from Gettysburg Pa to Berlin Hights [sic] Md', and was supposed taken prisoner and dead (p.26)
9 June 1865
Jos Gilbert (Capt co C 91st PaV) wrote to Geo W Ford (p.39):

I have recd notice from you that you wish additional evidence in regards to Edward Shinkle of my Comp I can funish no evidence in regards to this man any more than he was Suposed to have been taken prisoner & Suposed to have died at Belle Isle as we have never heard anything of him Since his falling out on the march from Gettysburg We have never Recd any notice of his death, from the War Department If his widow will furnish me with any proof of his Death & the date of such I will endeavour to fill up his certificate & forward to Pension Office

14 June 1865
Jos Gilbert (capt C 91st PA), at Camp near Fort Albany VA, certified that Edward Shinkle (pvt C 91 PA), who volunteered at Philadelphia 29 Aug 1861, 'was taken prisoner while on the march from Gettysburg to Beverly Ford VA he having a pass to follow in the rear on account of sickness & our ambulance being full'; died on 13 July 1863 at Richmond VA (p.28)
17 June 1865
the Pension Office received some response, but not enough; they had no positive evidence of his death (p.23)
17 Oct 1865
Barbara Shinkle, 24, 617 Filbert St Philadelphia PA swore (pp.30, 32 [sic]):

that she derives her knowledge of the confinement of her said husband, in the rebel prison at Belle Island Va. from the following circumstances. She received a letter dated September 6th 1863 from a Robert G. Lindsey, who was a Serg't. in Co. "K." 121st Reg't. Penna. Vols, stating that he saw in the Richmond Va. "Daily News" a statement that the said Edward Shinkle together with another man named John Donnelly, also a private in Co. "C" 91st Regt. Penna. Vols. had been taken prisoners [sic] between Sharpsburg and Berlin Md. and that they had be [sic] sent as prisoners-of-war to Belle Island Va. and that said John Donnelly, on the day after his arrival at Belle Island, was shot dead by the guard [page 32 [sic]] on account of not promptly obeying orders. and in the latter part of the same month, she again heard, through her father-in-law, from a soldier named --- Maginnis [sic], who was also a Sergt. in same Co. + Regt. that her husband the said Edward Shinkle, had died while a prisoner-of-war at Belle Island Va. and further said Maginnis is now deceased. and she does further declare that she is unable to procure and [sic] further or more definite proof of the death of her said husband.

23 October 1865
the Pension Office sent circular 9 to the attorney (p.23)
15 August 1866
the Pension Office sent circular 14 to the Commanding General of Prisoners (p.23)
26 September 1866
the Pension Office received a response to circular 14 [see 15 August 1866], which provided no evidence (p.23)
30 May 1867
the Pension Office [sent] circular 9 (p.23)
29 February 1868
George Ford wrote the Pension Office summarizing what he had sent them: (p.47)
2 June 1864 application (p.47)
12 October 1864 additional evidence of an officer of the regiment (p.47)
17 December 1864 affidavit of Lt John Brass (p.47)
14 October 1867 supplementary application for increase under the act of 25 July 1866 (p.47)
he hadn't heard anything since, had left the case in the hands of the Commissioner 'for personal examination' and trusted 'it may now meet with your early and favorable consideration' (p.47)
13 March 1868
the Pension Office sent circular 14 to the 2nd auditor, and circular 28 (p.23)
23 March 1868
the Pension Office received a response from the 2nd auditor (p.23)
dated 16 March 1868 (p.24)
the Treasury Department had issued Treasury Certificate No. 94,892 for Mrs B Shinkle, for pay to 13 July 1863 (p.24)
*
Barbara Shinkel, widow of Edward Shinkel (C 91 PA) applied for a pension under the acts of 14 July 1862 and 25 July 1866
dated 11 September 1867 (p.9)
27 years old (p.9)
resident of Philadelphia, post office address 250 Brenner's Alley (p.9)
attorney Geo W Ford, Philadelphia (p.9)
witnesses Ellen Shinkel and Mary E Shinkel (both residents of Philadelphia) (p.10)
approved 11 April 1868 for $8 per month retroactive to 13 July 1863 and $2 additional per month for one child retroactive to 25 July 1866 (p.3)
certificate 111,870 (p.23)
30 Mar 1868
Barbara Shinkle, 27 years old, resident of 250 Benners Alley Philadelphia, applied for a pension under the Act of 25 July 1866 (p.17)
attorney Geo W Ford Philadelphia (p.17)
witnesses Mary E Shinkel (Lombard St) and Ellen Shinkel (250 Benners Al Philadelphia) (p.18)
approved, retroactive to 13 July 1863, for $8 per month and $2 additional per month for each child less than 16 (p.18)
certificate dated 21 April 1868 (p.21)
13 Sep 1886
the Pension Office sent a letter to Ann Shindel of Chester PA, saying that Rachel was not entitled to the accrued pension since she was 16 when Barbara died (p.22)

baptismal record

[Old St George Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, baptismal records, page 203]
[in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, reel 387]
[available in Ancestry, Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, image 1076 of 2013 (accessed November 2012)]
DATE OF BAPTISM1837
 Edward Wesley son of Christopher and Rachel ShinkleAlfred son of " " " " "Rachel Dunmay dau. of " " " "
DATE OF BIRTHJan. 3 1827June 3 1831Adopted May 10 1830

a marriage record

[Old St George Methodist Episcopal Church, marriage records]
[in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, reel 387]
[available in Ancestry, Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, image 1320 of 2013 (accessed November 2012)]

Men's Names Edward Wesley Shinkel
Women's Names Sarah Halfman
Date of Marriage " [sc. Jany] 29th " [sc. 1854]
Name of Minister " [sc. Francis Hodgson]

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