He enlisted under the alias 'David Sterle' (3).
He was born on 13 June 1842, to Charles and Christina Stiefel (6 (Jun 1844), 11; 2 (22 in 1864), 4 (38 in 1880), 6 (55 in 1900), 7 (67 in 1910), 8 (78 in 1920), 9 (87 in 1930)). He was born in Wurtemburg, Germany (2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11). He was born to Charles and Christina Stiefel (11).
He immigrated in 1863 (6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 11 ).
When he enlisted, he was a shoe[maker?] (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 3 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair (2).
He was a substitute (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 8 October 1864 (1, 2, 13). He was enlisted for one year, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (2). His service was credited to the Fourteenth Congressional District (2). He was a private in company H (1, 14).
He moved to Lyon County, Minnesota, in 1869 (11).
In 1880, he was living in Lyon, Lyon County, Minnesota (4). He was a farmer (4). He was single (4).
In 1881, he married Jane Ann (Jennie) Jones (6, 7, 9, 11). In 1900, she had had eight children, seven of whom were alive (6). In 1910, she had had eight children, six of whom were alive (7). They had these children: Charles, Kate, William, Damie, Louise, Christine, Lavina, Jennie (11).
In 1890, he was living in Lyons, Lyons County, Minnesota (5).
On 10 June 1898, he applied successfully from Minnesota for a pension (3, 13).
In 1899/1900, their brother in Aich, Germany, declared David and his brother Godfried dead--perhaps they had stopped writing, or perhaps he benefited from their death (by gaining an inheritance?) (12).
In 1900, he was living in Coon Creek Township, Lyon County, Minnesota (6). He was living with his wife Jennie, and his daughters Jennie, Jamie, Louisa, Crestina, and Lavinna (6). He was a farmer (6). He was a naturalized citizen (6).
On 16 March 1907, he again applied for a pension (13).
He farmed in Lyons County until he moved to Russell in 1910 (11). He lived in Russell until he died (11).
In 1910, he was living in Russell Village, Lyon County, Minnesota (7). He was living with his wife Jennie and daughter Louisa (7). He was living on his own income (7).
In 1920, he was living in Russell Village, Lyon County, Minnesota (8). He was living with his wife Jane and daughter Louisa (8). He had no occupation (8).
In 1930, he was living on High Street, Russell Village, Lyon County, Minnesota (9). He was living with his daughter Louisa and her husband Mynard Burt (9). He was retired (9). He was a widower (9).
He died on 29 December 1938, in Russell, Lyon County, Minnesota (10, 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) (David Sterle)
2 company H, descriptive roll, #136 (David Sterle)
3 pension index, by name (David Stiefel alias David Sterle)
4 1880 US census, Minnesota, Lyon County, Lyon, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 145, microfilm series T9, film 625, page 467 = 10 B handwritten (David Steafal [sic])
5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Minnesota, Lyons County, Lyons, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 197, page  (David Steafel)
6 1900 US census, Minnesota, Lyon County, Coon Creek Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 147, microfilm series T623, film 773, page 136 = 13 A handwritten (David Steifield [?])
7 1910 US census, Minnesota, Lyon County, Russell Village, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 83, microfilm series T624, film 699, page 119 = 3 A handwritten (David Stiefel)
8 1920 US census, Minnesota, Lyon County, Russel Village, supervisor's district 162, enumeration district 100 [?], microfilm series T625, film 843, page 44 = 12 B handwritten (David Stiefel)
9 1930 US census, Minnesota, Lyon County, Russell Village, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 42-23, microfilm reel 1105, page 215 = 2A handwritten] (David Stiefel)
10 Minnesota Death Index, on Ancestry (searched May 2006) (David Stiefel)
11 queries, from Hazel Gaard, on Lyon County, Minnesota, query board on https://sites.rootsweb.com/~mnlyon/ (viewed May 2006) (David Stiefel)
12 e-mail, Mark Johnson, March 2007 (David Steifel)
14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (David Sterle)
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|family visit #||61|
|name||Steafal [sic] David|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|school this year|
|name||Steifield David [?]||Jennie V [?]||Jennie||Jamie||Lousia [sic]||Crestina||Levinna|
|birth date||Jun [?] 1844||May 1861||Apr 1886||Apr [?] 1888||Feb 1890||Oct 1892||May [?] 1898|
|# years married||19||19|
|mother of how many children?||8|
|# of children living||7|
|immigration year||1869 [?]|
|# years in USA||30 [?]|
|# months not employed||0|
|# months in school||3||6||6||6|
|free or mortgaged||[blank]|
|# of farm schedule||126|
|name||Stiefel David||- Jennie||- Louisa|
|#years present marriage||28||28|
|mother of # children||8|
|mother of # living children||6|
|birthplace||Germany - Ger||Wales Welsh||Minnesota|
|father's birthplace||Germany Ger||Wales Welsh||Germany Ger|
|mother's birthplace||Germany Ger||Wales Welsh||Wales Welsh|
|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||M|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||UA [?]|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||33|
|family visit number||35|
|name||Stiefel, Dave||, Jane A [?]||Louisa M|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||F|
|age at last birthday||78||58||21|
|year of immigration||1865||Un|
|year of naturalization||[illegible]|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language||German||Welch||German|
|mother's native language||German||Welsh||Welsh|
|can speak English||yes||yes||yes|
|number of farm schedule|
|dwelling visit #||38|
|family visit #||38|
|name||Burt Mynard||- Louisa M||Stiefel David|
|relation||Head||Wife||father in law|
|value or rent||2700|
|age 1st marriage||37||25||39|
|school/college since 9/29||No||No||No|
|can read & write||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|father's birthplace||New York||Germany||Germany|
|mother's birthplace||Wisconsin||Vermont [sic]||Germany|
|native language|| ||German|
|immigration year||1854 [sic]|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|at work yesterday||Yes|
|unemployment schedule #|
|farm schedule #|