91st PA: Frederick K Stotta or Stolte

Frederick K Stotta or Stolte

Other

I am not confident what his name is, because I often find distinguishing an 'l' from a 't' hard.

Before the war

He was born in Germany (5, 6), in Prussia (12, 13). He was born on 4 March 1835 (11; 5 (28 in 1863), 6 (28 in 1863), 12 (35 in 1870), 13 (45 in 1880)).

He may be the Frederick Stolta who filed a declaration of intent on 22 February 1858, and was naturalized on 3 October 1860, in the district courts of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (10).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (5, 6).

Description

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

During the war

He was drafted (1, 5, 6). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 10 July 1863 in the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry (1, 5, 6). He was enlisted for three years (5, 6). His service was credited to the 22nd or 23rd congressional district (5 [22], 6 [23]). He served in company M (15).

He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st (1). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (2). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (3). He was then present, as a private (3). He was a private in company K (1, 3, 15, 16-17).

On 28 June 1865, he began a furlough, which expired on 13 July 1865 (4, 9).

He was absent, on furlough, when the regiment mustered out (1). He was a private, in company K (16-17).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in East Birmingham, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Caroline, children August, Mina, and Frederick, and a domestic (12). He kept a tavern, and owned $5,000 in real estate and $1,500 [?] in personal property (12).

In 1880, he was living at 31 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his wife Carolin, and children Gusta, Minnie, Fredrick, Emma, and Ada (13). He kept a saloon (13).

In 1890, he was living on Smith Street, ward 23, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (14).

On 31 October 1892, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (7, 8).

He died on 7 January 1895 (8, 11). He was buried in First Saint Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Mount Oliver, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (11).

On 4 February 1895, his widow, Barbara Stolte, applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (7, 8).

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) (Frederick K Stotta [sic])

2 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Fredrick Stolla [sic])

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Frederick Stolla [sic])

4 enlisted men's furloughs (Frederick Stotta)

5 company K, third descriptive roll (Frederick Stolte [sic])

6 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Frederick Stolte)

7 pension index, by name (Frederick Stolte)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Frederick Stolte)

9 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Fred Stolte)

10 A list of immigrants who applied for naturalization papers in the District Courts of Allegheny County, Pa. Volume 3: 1856-1869. Compiled by members of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, 1978. Page 81. (Frederick Stolta) [identification is uncertain, based solely on the name and location]

11 Find a grave, memorial 6674965 (Frederick Stolte) [identification is confirmed only by the date of death on the pension index card; neither the stone nor the Find-a-grave memorial mention his service in the 91st]

12 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Borough East Birmingham, microfilm series M593, film 1293, page 526 = 77 handwritten (Frederick Stolte)

13 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 99, microfilm series T9, film 1091, page 38 = 16 D handwritten (Fredrick Stolte)

14 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 23, precinct 1, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 114, page [blank] (Fredrick Stolty)

15 Page 266. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (Frederick K Stotta)

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

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Frederick Stolte)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

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accessed June 2007, and 15 Oct 10

Note on identification

There is another Frederick (Fred, Friedrich) Stolte married to Caroline in the US--in the 1880 census, they are at microfilm series T9, film 328, page 318C--he was born in Germany (ca 1838), living in Maxfield, Bremer County, Iowa, and living with Carolina, and his children Mina, Sophia, Mary, John, Lena, and Fred. The fact that the children don't match indicates that these are two different Frederick Stolte's; also Find a Grave has him dying on 14 May 1892 (and Caroline on 5 October 1918), and buried in the Saint Matthew's Cemetery, Readlyn, Bremer County, Iowa.

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Frederick K Stotta in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Borough East Birmingham, microfilm series M593, film 1293, page 526 = 77 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; this is the most plausible candidate for Frederick Stolte I have located, but note that his spouse is Caroline, and not Barbara, as on the pension index card]
line161718192021
Dwelling-house number490     
Family number629     
NameStolte FrederickCarolineAugustMinaFrederickAustive [?] Margaret [?]
Age3532951/1220
SexMFMFMF
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationKeeps TavernKeeps HouseHome""Domestic
Real estate value5000     
Personal estate value1500 [?]     
BirthplacePrussia"Penna""Prussia
Father foreign born111111
Mother foreign born111111
Birth month if born within year    May 
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, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 99, microfilm series T9, film 1091, page 38 = 16 D handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; this is the most plausible candidate for Frederick Stolte I have located, but note that his spouse is Caroline, and not Barbara, as on the pension index card]
line13141516171819
street nameGrant Street
house number31      
dwelling visit #101      
family visit #101      
nameStolte Fredrick- Caroline- Gusta- Minnie- Fredrick- Emma- Ada
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMFMFF
age454319141082
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeSonDaughterSonDaughterDaughter
single  11   
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationKeeps Saloon Keeping HouseAt HomeAt Home   
months unemployed-      
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year    11 
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePrussiaPrussiaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussia
mother's birthplacePrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussiaPrussia

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ward 23, precinct 1, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 114, page [blank]]
[identification is likely, despite the reference to service in the 96th Pennsylvania: the Civil War Veterans' Card File on ARIAS does not include a Stolty, Bates does not have a Stolty in the 96th Pennsylvania Infantry, the pension index by regiment does not have a Stolty in the 96th Pennsylvania, and the FamilySearch Beta index does not have any entries for Stolty in Allegheny County Pennsylvania (all accessed 15 December 2010)]

[line] 12
[house]
[family]
[name] Fredrick Stolty
[rank] Private
[company] M
[unit] 96 [sic] Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 1863
[discharge date] 1865
[length of service] 2 years, 0 months, 0 days
[post office address] Smith St 23 ward
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

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]


Stolta, Frederick
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Stolte, Frederick

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 21 Apr 15]

Stolte, Frederick
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 62 Pa Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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