91st PA: William Spangler

William Spangler

Before the war

He was born on 8 August 1835, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, probably to Joseph Spangler and Sarah A [unknown family name] [sources: date: 10 (8 Aug 1835), 22 (Aug 1834); 5 (31 in 1861), 9 (72 in 1907), 10 (71 at death in 1907), 17 (27 in 1861), 20 (27 in 1861), 24 (16 in 1850), 25 (35 in 1870), 26 (45 in 1880). place: 10, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26. parents: 24]

In 1850, he seems to have been living in ward 3, Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with Joseph and Sarah Spangler (perhaps his parents, though they're young), and with Rebecca, Samuel, Richard, and Serinia [?] Spangler (perhaps siblings). He was a tailor. [source 24]

He married Mary Emma Cress in 1857/58. She was born on 6 July 1836, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Samuel Cress and Mary White. They apparently had seven children:

[sources: 9, 22, 25, 26, 27]

In 1860, he was living in the 14th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a carpenter. He was living with Mary E Spanger (presumably his wife), and Harry and Francis Spangler (presumably his children). [source: 21]

When he enlisted, he was a carp[enter]. [source: 20]

Description

When he enlisted in 1861, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, light brown eyes, and brown hair. [source: 20]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 9 September 1861. He was enlisted for three years, by Captain McAuther [?]. He was mustered into service as a private in company G. [sources: 14, 17, 18, 20, 28 (1 sgt)]

On 12 March 1863, he returned to the regiment, from being absent, probably sick. [source: 15]

He was promoted to corporal. [source: 17]

He was promoted to sergeant. [source: 17]

In April 1863, William Fraley sent money (from Robert J Armstrong) with him to Philadelphia, in care of Mrs Jane Fraley (William's mother), but really for Robert Armstrong's mother. He was then a sergeant. [source: 23]

He was promoted to first sergeant. [source: 17]

He was discharged at camp near Falmouth, Virginia, on 17 April 1863 on surgeon's certificate of disability, by order of General Meade. He was then first sergeant (14). [source: 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20]

He also served in company K of the 19th Pennsylvania Infantry. [sources: 7, 11]

The Governor of Pennsylvania commissioned him as Captain of company G "from Civil Life" on 17 March 1865. He was then living in Philadelphia. [sources: 5, 7]

He was enlisted and mustered into service on 20 March 1865. He was enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was mustered into service as captain, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was captain of company G. [sources: 1, 2, 5, 7, 8]

On 22 March 1865, he was assigned to command company G, and to receipt to William Michael for all property in the company. [source: 3].

He reported that in the second quarter of 1865, company G expended 1060 .58 caliber elongated ball cartridges and 1060 percussion caps. [source: 12]

On 7 June 1865, he went on a leave, which expired on 22 June 1865. [source: 4, citing SO 125, HQ 5th Corps]

He mustered out 10 July 1865 with his company. He was captain of company G. [sources: 1, 2, 5, 28]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in South Ward, Camden, Camden, New Jersey. He was living with Mary E Spangler (presumably his wife), and Harry, Frank, William, Mary, and Charles (presumably their children). He was a house carpenter. [source: 25]

In 1880, he was living at 2451 Seybert Street, ward 29, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Emma, and children Frank, William, Mary, Emma, and Blanche. He was a carpenter. [source: 26]

In 1900, he was living at 2008 South 6th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a house carpenter. He was living with his wife Mary, and children Francis G, Emma M, and Brenda P. [source: 22]

On 3 June 1901, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 7, 11]

On 6 March 1907, he again applied for a pension. [source: 11]

He died at 5534 Cambridge Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 12 March 1907, at 11.45 PM, of intestinal obstruction (which he had had for four days). He was married then, and was a carpenter. The funeral was held on 17 March 1907, from 5534 Cambridge Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (his residence). Among those invited were the ED Baker Post, number 8, GAR, and employees of AJ Reach Company. He was buried at Fernwood Cemetery, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 9, 10]

On 28 June 1907, his widow, Mary E Spangler, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 7, 11]

On 21 February 1909, his widow, Mary Emma Spangler, died, of fatty degeneration of heart, with chronic bronchitis contributing. She died at 2509 North Cleveland Avenue, 28th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On 25 February 1909, she was buried, at Fernwood Cemetery. [source: 27]

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) (William Spangler)

2 Official army register (William Spangler)

3 special order 20, HQ 91st PA, 22 March 1865 (William Spangler)

4 undated officers' furlough list, in regimental letter, order, guard, and furlough book (Wm Spangler)

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 21 January 2005 (William Spangler)

6 company G, list of commissioned officers (William Spangler)

7 pension index, by name (William Spangler)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 22 March 1865 (not named)

9 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 16 March 1907, page 7 (William Spangler)

10 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 12 March 1907, #7576 (William Spangler)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (William Spangler)

12 abstract of expenditures, 2nd quarter 1865, company G (William Spangler)

13 Find a grave, memorial 65663953, created by Lizann, added 15 February 2011, accessed 1 March 2011 (William Spangler)

14 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 Spangler)

15 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 12 March 1863 (Sergt Spangler)

16 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 24 April 1863 (Sergt Spangler)

17 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 21 January 2005 (William Spangler)

18 company G, list of non-commissioned officers (William Spanger)

19 company G, register of men discharged, #27 (Wm Spangler)

20 company G, descriptive roll, entry 1 (William Spangler)

21 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 14th ward, page 390 = page 14 handwritten (William Spangler)

22 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia ward 39, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 987, page 150 = 7B handwritten (William Spangler)

23 letter, Robt J Armstrong to family, 24 April 1863 (Sergeant Spangler)

24 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Spring Garden, ward 3, precinct 1, microfilm series M432, film 818, page 499 verso = [1000] handwritten (William Spangler)

25 1870 US census, New Jersey, Camden, City of Camden, south ward, microfilm series M593, film 856, page 439 verso = 30 handwritten (William Spangler)

26 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 636, microfilm series T9, film 1188, page 341 = 20 D handwritten (Wm Spangler)

27 death certificates, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 1803-1915, 21 Feb 1909, #4884 (Mary Emma Spangler)

28 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Spangler)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed February 2006)
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 20 January 2012)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 20 January 2012)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 20 January 2012)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007, accessed again 20 January 2012

Question

Am I right to link two separate entries in Bates? Two reasons suggest I am. First, I have found only one candidate for both William Spangler's. Second, the fact that he was appointed Captain "from civil life" in 1865 suggests that he had some military experience.

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William Spangler in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

William Spangler in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Spring Garden, ward 3, precinct 1, microfilm series M432, film 818, page 499 verso = [1000] handwritten]
[identification is likely; this was the only William Spangler born in Pennsylvania 1835-1839 in the FamilySearch index (accessed 19 January 2012)]
line2345678
Dwellings visited710      
Families visited761234578
NameJoseph SpanglerSarah A SpanglerWilliam SpanglerRebecca SpanglerSamuel SpanglerRichard SpanglerSerinia [?] Spangler
Age36 3116141342
SexMFMFMMF
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsTailor Tailor    
Real estate owned       
Birthplace" " [sc. Pennsylvania]" "" "" "" "" "" "
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, 14th ward, page 390 = page 14 handwritten]
line2345
Dwelling number[96]   
Family number[90]   
NameWilliam SpanglerMary E doHarry doFrancis do
Age252322/12
SexMFMF
Color    
OccupationCarpenter   
Value of real estate owned-   
Value of personal estate-   
Place of birthdo [sc. Pa]dododo
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, New Jersey, Camden, City of Camden, south ward, microfilm series M593, film 856, page 439 verso = 30 handwritten]
line891011121314
Dwelling-house number222      
Family number262      
NameSpangler William- Mary E- Harry- Frank- William- Mary- Charles
Age3534 [??]1210863
SexMFMMMFM
ColorWWWWWWW
OccupationH CarpenterKeep House     
Real estate value       
Personal estate value       
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennPennPennPennPennN Jersey
Father foreign born       
Mother foreign born       
Birth month if born within year       
Marriage month if married within year       
Attended school past year  11   
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, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 636, microfilm series T9, film 1188, page 341 = 20 D handwritten]
line37383940414243
street nameSeybert Street
house number2451      
dwelling visit #202      
family visit #207      
nameSpangler, Wm- Emma- Frank- Wm- Mary- Emma- Blanche
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMMFFF
age454420171597
month born if born in year       
relationship wifesonsondaughterdaughterdaughter
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationCarpenterKeeps HouseTin SmithPrinter AppWeaver App.At SchoolAt School
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year     11
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia ward 39, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 987, page 150 = 7B handwritten]
line99100123
streetSouth 6th StS 6th St
house number2008 2008  
dwelling number125 125  
family number134 134  
nameSpangler WilliamMarySpangler Francis GEmma MBrenda [?] P
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughterDaughter
colorWWWWW
sexMFMFF
birth dateAug 1834[illegible]Apr 1860Jun 1870Aug 1872
age65[illegible]402927
married?MMSSS
# years married4242   
mother of how many children? 7   
# of children living 6   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceNew JerseyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationHouse Carpenter [?] Tin RooferGlove MakerGlove Maker
# months not employed[illegible][illegible]300
# months in school     
can read[illegible][illegible]yesyesyes
can write[illegible][illegible]yesyesyes
speaks English[illegible][illegible]yesyesyes
owned/rented[illegible]    
free or mortgaged     
farm/houseH    
# 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 16 April 2015, from Fold3]


Spangler, William
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
1 Sergt | Capt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 16 March 1907, page 7]

SPANGLER.--On March 12, 1907, WILLIAM, husband of Mary E Spangler (nee Cress), aged 72 years. Relatives and friends, also survivors of the 91st Regt. P V V; also E D Baker Post, No 8, and employes [sic] of A J Reach Co, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services, on Sunday, the 17th inst. at 1.30 PM, from his late residence, 5534 Cambridge st, 55th and Girard ave. Interment at Fernwood.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 12 March 1907, #7576, William Spangler]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed October 2008)]


RECORD OF A DEATH IN PHILADELPHIA.
7576
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
Full Name of Deceased, William Spangler
Sex, Male
Color, White
Married
Date of Birth Year 1835 Month Aug Day 8th
Date of DeathYear 1907 Month Mar Day 12th
Age Years 71 Months 7 Days 4

I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from 3-9 1907 to 3-12 1907, that I last saw him alive on 3-12 1907 and that death occurred, on the date stated above at 11.45 P.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:

Chief, Intestinal Obstruction Duration 4 Days
Contributing, [blank]
Signed, David Beran [?] M.D.
Residence, 5510 Girard Ave
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE
Occupation Carpenter
Place of Birth, Phila
Birthplace of Father, Phila
Birthplace of Mother, Phila
Name of Father, -
Name of Mother, -
Last Place of Residence (This need only be given when it is other than the place of death.) [blank]
Place of Death, Street and No. 5534 Cambridge St
Ward wherein death occurred [blank]
Buried from, Street and No. 5534 Cambridge St.
Date of Burial, March 17th 1907
Place of Burial, Fernwood Cemetery
Gus. A. Kirchner 2nd Undertaker
Residence 2036 Sth 6th St

death certificate, Mary Spangler

[death certificates, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 1803-1915, 21 Feb 1909, #4884, Mary Emma Spangler]
[transcribed 20 Jan 2012 from FamilySearch]

RECORD OF A DEATH IN PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
4884
Full Name of Deceased, Mary Emma Spangler
Sex, Female
Color, White
Widow
Date of Birth. Year 1836 Month July Day 6
Date of Death. Year 1909 Month Feb. Day 21
Age, Years 72 Months 7 Days 15

I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Jan. 7 1909 to Feb. 21 1909 that I last saw her alive on Feb 20 1909 and that death occurred, on the date stated above at 7:30 A.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:


Chief, Fatty Degeneration of Heart, [blank] DURATION.
Contributing, Chronic Bronchitis, [blank] DURATION.
Signed, J. O. Arnold M.D.
Residence, 2503 N 18th St.

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE.
Occupation, Housework
Place of Birth, Phila. Pa
Birthplace of Father, Phila. Pa.
Birthplace of Mother, Phila. Pa.
Name of Father, Samuel Cress
Maiden Name of Mother, Mary White
Last Place of Residence (This need only be given when it is other than the place of death.) [blank]
Place of Death, Street and No. 2509 Nth Cleveland Ave.
Ward, wherein death occurred, 28
Buried from, Street and No. 2509 Nth Cleveland Ave.
Date of Burial, February 25th 1909
Place of Burial, Fern Wood Cemetery
Gus. A. Kirchner 2nd Undertaker
Residence, 2204 Sth 3rd St.

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