91st PA: Christian Stauze

Christian Stauze

Before the war

He was born in 1834/35 (2 (29 in 1864), 3 (29 in 1864), 4 (29 in 1864), 12 (36 in 1870)). He was born in Prussia, Germany (2, 3, 4, 12).

When he enlisted, he was a butcher (3, 4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and light hair (2, 3, 4).

During the war

He also served in company B of the 2nd US Cavalry (8, 9). He also served in company D of the 21st Pennsylvania Infantry (8, 9). He also served in company D of the 98th Pennsylvania Infantry (8, 9, 10). He enlisted in the 98th Pennsylvania on 24 August 1861, and was discharged on 26 August 1862 (10).

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 3 February 1864 (1, 2, 3, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Shipley (2, 3, 4). He was mustered in as a private in company K, by Lieutenant Brooks (1, 2, 3, 4, 16).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer (1).

He was wounded on 12 May 1864 at Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia (1, 7).

On 12 October 1864, he was reported returned from absent sick (5). But on 14 October 1864, he was reported sent to the division hospital (6).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1). He was a private, in company K (16).

After the war

On 4 October 1866, he became a naturalized US citizen, in the District Court of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11).

In 1870, he was living in ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with Barbara Stanze (12). He was working in "Gas House", and owned $100 in personal property (12). He was born in Bayern, Prussia (12).

On 2 August 1875, he applied successfully for a pension (8 [2 Aug], 9 [11, 17, or 19 Aug]).

On 16 August 1884, Christian Stanze married Della E Benjamin (also known as E Dellaphane) in Montgomery County Ohio (14).

In 1890, he was living at 145 Milton Street, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio (10).

In 1892, he was buried, apparently in Ohio (15).

On 16 September 1892, his widow, Deliphene E Stanze, applied successfully for a pension (8, 9).

On 29 April 1895, a minor dependent, Daniel H Pfantz, applied successfully for a pension (8, 9).

In 1910, his widow was living at 145 Milton Street, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio (13). She was married to Josef E Withers (13). This was the second marriage for both of them (13). She had had four children, all of whom were alive (13).

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) (Christian Stauze)

2 company K, descriptive roll, entry 81 (Christian Stauze)

3 company K, third descriptive roll (Christian [?] Stauze)

4 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Christian Stauze [?])

5 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 12 October 1864 (Privt Stauze [?])

6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 14 October 1864 (Privt Strauze [?])

7 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Christian Strauze [sic])

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Christian Stanze)

9 pension index, by name (Christian Stanze)

10 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 244, page 3 (Christian Stanze [could be Stauze])

11 Jefferson M Moak, compiler. Military petitions for naturalization filed in the Philadelphia [county] District Court 1862-1874. Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Monograph series no. 5. c2000 (Christian Stanze)

12 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, district 47, microfilm series M593, film 1400, page 129 = 54 handwritten (Christian Stanze)

13 1910 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, ward 9, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 114, microfilm series T624, film 1217, page 237 = 3 B handwritten (Delphen E Withers)

14 Ohio Marriages 1800-1958, abstract only, on LDS FamilySearch (searched July 2010) (Christian Stanze)

15 Ohio deaths and burials 1854-1997, abstract only, on LDS FamilySearch (searched July 2010) (Christian Stanze)

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

Arthur is in 1920 census Dayton ward 5, T625, film 1420 p.185 = 15 A h/w, s.d.2 e.d. 121 but no Deliphene

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, district 47, microfilm series M593, film 1400, page 129 = 54 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the seven other people living in this household, whose surnames are Weihreter and Elarvine]
[I have no direct evidence identifying this person as my Christian Stanze, but I have found no other references to a Christian Stanze, and since his citizenship petition shows he was still living in Philadelphia in 1866, I have tentatively accepted the identification]
line1516
Dwelling-house number350 
Family number420 
NameStanze Christian- Barbara
Age3645
SexMF
ColorWW
Occupationworks in "Gas house"Keeping house
Real estate value  
Personal estate value100 
BirthplaceBayern PrussiaByern "
Father foreign born11
Mother foreign born11
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 old1 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...  

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 244, page 3]
[line] 29
[house] 257
[family] 272
[name] Christian Stanze [could be 'Stauze']
[rank] Private
[company] D
[unit] 98 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 24 Aug 1861
[discharge date] 26 Aug 1862
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] 145 Milton St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1910 census

[1910 US census, Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, ward 9, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 114, microfilm series T624, film 1217, page 237 = 3 B handwritten]
[the combination of the unusual mother's personal name (matching the widow's name in the pension index), the son Arthur Stanze, and the fact that they are at the same address as in 1890, makes the identification of this as the family of my Christian Stanze's widow very probable]
line71727374
streetMilton St
house nr145   
dwelling nr69   
family nr69   
nameWithers Josef E.- Deliphen E- Dervey EStanze Arthur
relationshipHeadWifeSonSon [sic]
sexMFMM
colorWWWW
age62521120
marital statusM2 M2SS
#years present marriage1818 [?]  
mother of # children 4  
mother of # living children 4  
birthplaceOhioOhioOhioOhio
father's birthplaceEnglandNew YorkOhioGermany
mother's birthplaceOhioMarylandOhioGermany [sic]
immigrated    
naturalized/alien    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationMachinest [sic]NonenoneSign Writter [sic]
nature of industry etc.Ramond [??] shop  Sinzy [??]
employer etc.W  Emp
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No   
# weeks out of work 190912   
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  yesno
owned/rentedO   
owned free or mortagagedM   
farm/houseH   
nr on farm schedule    
civil war vet    
blind    
deaf & dumb    

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 21 April 2015, from Fold3]


Stanze, Christian
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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