He enlisted under the alias 'Godfried Sterle' (3).
He was born in December [?] 1843 (7; 2 (20 in 1864), 5 (25 in 1870), 6 (36 in 1880), 7 (56 in 1900), 8 (67 in 1910)). He was born in Wurttemburg, Germany (2, 5, 6, 7, 8).
He immigrated in 1849 (7, 8 [1850 (?)], 9).
When he enlisted, he was a carp[enter?] (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and light hair (2).
He was a substitute (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 8 October 1864 (1, 2). 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, 11).
In 1868/69, he married Louisa [unknown family name] (7, 8). In 1900, she had had eight [?] children, five [?] of whom were alive (7). In 1910, she had had eight children, four of whom were alive (8).
In 1870, he was living in Johnson Township, Gibson County, Indiana (5). He was living with his wife Louisa and child Amelia (5). He was a farmer, and owned $2,800 in real property, and $700 in personal property (5). He was a US citizen (5).
On October 1887, he applied successfully from Ohio for a pension (4, 10).
In 1880, he was living in Johnson Township, Gibson County, Indiana (6). He was living with his wife Louisa, and children Amelia, Willis, Albert, and George (6). He was a farmer (6).
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?) (3).
In 1900, he was living in Union Township, Gibson County, Indiana (7). He was living with his wife Louisa, and children Albert, George [?], and a daughter whose name I can't read (7). He was a farmer (7).
According to the pension index by regiment, he died in 1907 (10). I do not know whether this date is a mistake.
In 1910, he was living in Union Township, GIbson County, Indiana (8). He was living with his wife Louise and a servant (8). He was a farmer (8).
In 1920, he was living on Race Street, in Johnson Township, Gibson County, Indiana (9). He was living with his wife Louisa (9). He was not working (9).
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) (Godfried Sterle)
2 company H, descriptive roll, #135 (Godfried Sterle)
3 e-mail, Mark Johnson, March 2007 (Godfried Sterle)
4 pension index, by name (Gottlieb [sic] Stiefel alias Gottlieb Sterle)
5 1870 US census, Indiana, Gibson County, Johnson Township, microfilm series M593, film 316, page 238 = 46 handwritten (Godlop Steifel)
6 1880 US census, Indiana, Gibson County, Johnson Township, supervisor's district 18 [??], enumeration district 108, microfilm series T9, film 279, page 245 = 19 C handwritten (Gottlieb Steifel)
7 1900 US census, Indiana, Gibson County, Union Township, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 15 [?], microfilm series T623, film 372, page 252 = 21 B handwritten (Gottlieb Steifel)
8 1910 US census, Indiana, Gibson County, Union Township, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 20, microfilm series T624, film 351, page 125 = 7 B handwritten (Gottlieb Steifel)
9 1920 US census, Indiana, Gibson County, Johnson Township, supervisor's district 77, enumeration district 1, microfilm series T625, film 433, page 80 = 9 A handwritten (Gottlieb Steifel)
11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Godfried Sterle)
|Name||Steifel, Godlop [sic]||- Louisa||- Amelia|
|Occupation||Farmer||Keeping House||At home|
|Real estate value||2800|
|Personal estate value||700|
|Father foreign born||1||1||1|
|Mother foreign born||1||1|
|Birth month if born within year||Jan [?]|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||118|
|family visit #||119|
|name||Steifel Gottlieb||- Louisa||- Amelia||- Willis||- Albert||- George|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|school this year||1||1||1|
|name||Steifel, Gottlieb||- Louisa||- Albert||- George [?]||- [illegible]|
|birth date||Dec [?] 1843||Feb [?] [illegible year]||[illegible month] 1874||Feby [?] 1879||Feby [?] 1882|
|# years married||31||31|
|mother of how many children?||8 [?]|
|# of children living||5 [?]|
|father's birthplace||Germany [?]||Germany||Germany||Germany||Germany|
|# years in USA||50|
|occupation||Farmer [?]||Farm laborer||Farm laborer|
|# months not employed|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule||[blank]|
|name||Steifel, Gottlieb||- Louise J||Steel Clara|
|#years present marriage||40||40|
|mother of # children||8|
|mother of # living children||4|
|father's birthplace||Ger German||Ger German||Ger German|
|mother's birthplace||Ger German||Ger German||Ger German|
|nature of industry etc.||General farm||housework|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||no|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09||no|
|owned free or mortagaged||M|
|nr on farm schedule||123 [?]|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|
|street||Race [?] Street|
|dwelling visit number||182|
|family visit number||187|
|name||Steifel Gottlieb||- Louisa|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||F|
|age at last birthday||76||7 [sic]|
|year of immigration||1849|
|year of naturalization||1886 [?]|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's birthplace||Germany||Hanover Ger|
|father's native language||German||German|
|mother's birthplace||Germany||Hanover Ger|
|mother's native language||German||German|
|can speak English||yes||yes|
|number of farm schedule|