91st PA: Godfried (Gottlieb?) Steifel alias Sterle

Godfried (Gottlieb?) Steifel alias Sterle

Name

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

Before the war

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).

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and light hair (2).

During the war

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).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1). He was a private, in company H (11).

After the war

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).

Researcher

Contact Mark Johnson at ardbark1@yahoo.com or msjohnson@tcco.com about Godfried 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) (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)

10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (and second card) (Gottlieb Stiefel alias Gottlieb Stierle)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed Mar 07)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed May 07)

1870 census

[1870 US census, Indiana, Gibson County, Johnson Township, microfilm series M593, film 316, page 238 = 46 handwritten]
line333435
Dwelling-house number339  
Family number328  
NameSteifel, Godlop [sic]- Louisa- Amelia
Age25215/12
SexMFF
ColorWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping HouseAt home
Real estate value2800  
Personal estate value700  
BirthplaceWirtemburg [sic]IndianaIndiana
Father foreign born111
Mother foreign born11 
Birth month if born within year  Jan [?]
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 ...   

1880 census

[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]
line789101112
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #118     
family visit #119     
nameSteifel Gottlieb- Louisa- Amelia- Willis- Albert- George
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFMMM
age363011961
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeDaughterSonSonSon
single  111[blank]
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationFarmerKeeping House    
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  111 
can't read      
can't write      
birthplaceWurtemburgIndianaIndianaIndianaIndianaIndiana
father's birthplaceWurtemburgHanoverWurtemburgWurtemburgWurtemburgWurtemburg
mother's birthplaceWurtemburgPrussiaIndianaIndianaIndianaIndiana

1900 census

[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]
line5253545556
street     
house number     
dwelling number447    
family number467    
nameSteifel, Gottlieb- Louisa- Albert- George [?]- [illegible]
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonDaughter
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMF
birth dateDec [?] 1843Feb [?] [illegible year][illegible month] 1874Feby [?] 1879Feby [?] 1882
age56[illegible]26 [?]2117
married?MMSSS
# years married3131   
mother of how many children? 8 [?]   
# of children living 5 [?]   
birthplaceGermany[illegible]Indiana [?]IndianaIndiana
father's birthplaceGermany [?]GermanyGermanyGermanyGermany
mother's birthplaceGermanyIndianaIndianaIndianaIndiana
immigration year1849    
# years in USA50    
naturalized citizen?Na    
occupationFarmer [?] Farm laborerFarm laborer 
# months not employed     
# months in school     
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO    
free or mortgagedF    
farm/houseF    
# of farm schedule[blank]    

1910 census

[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]
[note: the previous entry is Albert S Steifel, 37 years old--presumably their son]
line616263
street   
house nr   
dwelling nr142  
family nr142  
nameSteifel, Gottlieb- Louise JSteel Clara
relationshipHeadWifeHired Girl
sexMFF
colorWWW
age676018
marital statusM1M1S
#years present marriage4040 
mother of # children 8 
mother of # living children 4 
birthplaceGer GermanIndianaIndiana
father's birthplaceGer GermanGer GermanGer German
mother's birthplaceGer GermanGer GermanGer German
immigrated1850 [?]  
naturalized/alienNa  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationFarmernoneServant
nature of industry etc.General farm housework
employer etc.Emp W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  no
# weeks out of work 1909  0
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  no
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedM  
farm/houseF  
nr on farm schedule123 [?]  
civil war vetUA  
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[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]
line910
streetRace [?] Street
house numberX 
dwelling visit number182 
family visit number187 
nameSteifel Gottlieb- Louisa
relationshipHeadwife
own/rentO 
free/mortgaged (if owned)F 
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday767 [sic]
marital statusmm
year of immigration1849 
naturalized/alienNa 
year of naturalization1886 [?] 
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
birth placeGermanyIndiana
native languageGerman 
father's birthplaceGermanyHanover Ger
father's native languageGermanGerman
mother's birthplaceGermanyHanover Ger
mother's native languageGermanGerman
can speak Englishyesyes
occupationNoneNone
industry, business  
employment status  
number 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 20 April 2015, from Fold3]


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

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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