91st PA: David Stiefel alias David Sterle

David Stiefel alias David Sterle

Name

He enlisted under the alias 'David Sterle' (3).

Description

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 [1869], 7 [1867], 8 [1865], 9 [1854], 11 [1863]).

When he enlisted, he was a shoe[maker?] (2).

His brother also served in the 91st, under the name Godfried Sterle (12).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 3 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

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 mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 13). He was a private, in company H (14).

After the war

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).

Researcher

Contact Mark Johnson at ardbark1@yahoo.com or msjohnson@tcco.com about David Steifel.

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) (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 [2] (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)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (and second card) (David Stiefal alias David Sterle)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (David Sterle)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1940 US census
Ancestry index (accessed 19 Apr 15)

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David Sterle in the 91st PA database

1880 census

[1880 US census, Minnesota, Lyon County, Lyon, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 145, microfilm series T9, film 625, page 467 = 10 B handwritten]
line23
street name 
house number 
dwelling visit #58
family visit #61
nameSteafal [sic] David
colorW
sexM
age38
month born if born in year 
relationship 
single1
married 
widowed/divorced 
married during year 
occupationFarmer
months unemployed 
currently ill? 
blind 
deaf/dumb 
idiotic 
insane 
disabled 
school this year 
can't read 
can't write 
birthplaceWurtemberg
father's birthplace 
mother's birthplace 

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Minnesota, Lyons County, Lyons, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 197, page [2]]
[line] 14 add
[house] 31
[family] -
[name] David Steafel
[rank] sol US
[company] [blank]
[unit] [blank]
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] Lyons Minn
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[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]
line17181920212223
street       
house number       
dwelling number129      
family number129      
nameSteifield David [?]Jennie V [?]JennieJamieLousia [sic]CrestinaLevinna
relationshipHeadWifeDaughDaughDaugDaugDaug
colorwwwwwww
sexmffffff
birth dateJun [?] 1844May 1861Apr 1886Apr [?] 1888Feb 1890Oct 1892May [?] 1898
age553914111071 [?]
married?MMSSSSS
# years married1919     
mother of how many children? 8     
# of children living 7     
birthplaceGermanyWalesMinnMinnMinnMinnMinn
father's birthplaceGermanyWalesGermanyGermanyGermanyGermanyGermany
mother's birthplaceGermanyWalesWalesWalesWalesWalesWales
immigration year1869 [?]      
# years in USA30 [?]      
naturalized citizen?Na      
occupationFarmer At home    
# months not employed0      
# months in school  3666 
can readyesyesyesyesyesyes 
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyes 
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyes 
owned/rented0      
free or mortgaged[blank]      
farm/houseF      
# of farm schedule126      

1910 census

[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]
line101112
street   
house nr   
dwelling nr52  
family nr56  
nameStiefel David- Jennie- Louisa
relationshipHeadWifedaughter
sexMFF
colorWWW
age674911
marital statusM1M1S
#years present marriage2828 
mother of # children 8 
mother of # living children 6 
birthplaceGermany - GerWales WelshMinnesota
father's birthplaceGermany GerWales WelshGermany Ger
mother's birthplaceGermany GerWales WelshWales Welsh
immigrated18671866 [?] 
naturalized/alienNa  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationOwn IncomeNoneNone
nature of industry etc.   
employer etc.   
out of work 15 Apr 1910?   
# weeks out of work 1909   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  yes
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedM  
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vetUA [?]  
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[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]
line899091
street   
house numberX  
dwelling visit number33  
family visit number35  
nameStiefel, Dave, Jane A [?]Louisa M
relationshipHeadwifedaughter
own/rentO  
free/mortgaged (if owned)F  
sexMFF
raceWWW
age at last birthday785821
marital statusMMS
year of immigration1865Un 
naturalized/alienNaNa 
year of naturalization[illegible]  
attended school since Sept 1919   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
birth placeGermanyWalesMinnesota
native languageGermanWelsh 
father's birthplaceGermanyWalesGermany
father's native languageGermanWelchGerman
mother's birthplaceGermanyWalesWales
mother's native languageGermanWelshWelsh
can speak Englishyesyesyes
occupationnonenonenone
industry, business   
employment status   
number of farm schedule   

1930 census

[1930 US census, Minnesota, Lyon County, Russell Village, supervisor's district 11, enumeration district 42-23, microfilm reel 1105, page 215 = 2A handwritten]
line414243
streetHigh Street
house number   
dwelling visit #38  
family visit #38  
nameBurt Mynard- Louisa MStiefel David
relationHeadWifefather in law
owned/rentedO  
value or rent2700  
radioR  
farmNo  
sexMFM
colorWWW
age433187
married?MMWd
age 1st marriage372539
school/college since 9/29NoNoNo
can read & writeYesYesYes
birthplaceMinnesotaMinnesotaGermany
father's birthplaceNew YorkGermanyGermany
mother's birthplaceWisconsinVermont [sic]Germany
native language  German
immigration year  1854 [sic]
naturalization  Na
can speak EnglishYesYesYes
occupationTruck DriverNoneRetired
industryFarm Trucking  
worker classW  
at work yesterdayYes  
unemployment schedule #   
veteran?Yes Yes
warWW Civ
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 19 April 2015, from Fold3]


Sterle, David
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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