He was born in 1818/30 (3 (42 in 1861), 8 (30 in 1860)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 8).
On 3 August 1845, he married Sarah A Gebler, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). They were married by Reverend A D Gillette, apparently of the Eleventh Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). They had four known children (13):
In 1850, he was living in the 3rd ward of Spring Garden, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (11). He was an upholsterer (11). He was living with his wife, and his daughter Anna (11).
In 1860, he was living in the 14th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was an upholsterer (8). He was living with his wife Sarah, and (presumably his children) Anna, William and Charles, along with three apparently unrelated people (8).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-3[?]/4 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and black hair (3). He had a scar over his left eye (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 17 September 1861 (1, 3, 4, 5, 13). (He may have been mustered into servie on 25 September 1861 (13).) He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (3, 4). He was a private in company C (1, 7, 15).
On 2 January 1863, his widow, Sarah A Troutwine, successfully applied for a pension under the Act of Congress approved 14 July 1862 (7, 12). When she initially swore out the application, on 31 December 1862, she was living at 1200 Ogden Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). Her application was approved on 5 June 1863, retroactive to 13 December 1862, at a rate of $8 per month (13).
In 1867, Sarah Troutwine applied for an increase in pension, under the Act of Congress approved 25 July 1866, for her two children who were less than sixteen years old (13). She received it ($2 per month per child less than 16), after clearing up a discrepancy in the age of her youngest child (13).
On 12 February 1874, her son Charles wrote to the pension office, claiming he deserved two additional years of additional support, apparently relying on his mother's initial statement of his birthdate (1859), and not her final statement, agreeing with her physician's records (1857) (13). He also complained about the significantly larger pension proposed for widows of firefighters (13). His claim was rejected (13). (His age as reported in the 1860 census is consistent with a birthdate in 1857 (8).)
In 1880, his widow, Sarah Trautwine, was living at 1232 Warnack [?] Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). She was living with her daughter Anna and Anna's family, and with her children Wilkinson and Charles (9).
In 1890, his widow, Sarah A Troutwine, was living at 1835 South 7th Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 6). Also living there were Eugene Blattner (a finisher) and John P Weis (6).
In 1900, his widow, Sarah Trautwine [?], was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10), probably at 3823 North 5th Street (see 10 and 13). She was living with her daughter Anna and Anna's family (10). She had had two [sic] children, one of whom was still living (18).
Sarah Troutwine died on 29 January 1902, at 3823 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13, 14). On 2 February 1902, she was buried, in Fernwood Cemetery (14).
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) (William H Troutwine)
2 company C, register of deaths (William H Troutwine)
3 company C, descriptive roll, entry 71 (William H Troutwine)
4 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 101 (Wm H Troutwine)
5 1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 21, page [blank] (image 99 on Ancestry), line 6 (William H. Troutwin)
6 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (searched on Ancestry) (William H. Trautwein)
7 pension index, by name (William H Troutwine)
8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 14th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1164, page 57 = 57 handwritten (Wm Trautwine)
9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 392, microfilm series T9, film 1179, page 122 = 7 C handwritten (Sarah Trautwine)
10 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 851, microfilm series T623, film 1475, page 234 = 10 A handwritten (Sarah Trautwine [?])
11 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Spring Garden, ward 3, microfilm series M432, film 818, page 517 = 1035 handwritten (William Trautwine)
12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (William H Troutwine)
13 widow's pension certificate file, certificate 2860, Sarah A Troutwine, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15 (William H Troutwine, William H Trautwine)
14 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 29 January 1902, #16630 (Sarah A Trautwein)
15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William H Trautwine)
|Name||William Trautwine||Mrs [?] Trautwine||Anna Trautwine|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Upholsterer|
|Real estate owned|
|Birthplace||" " [sc. Pennsylvania]||" "||" "|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Wm Trautwine||Sarah||Anna||Wm||Chas||Jno [?] See||Wm Alvora [?]||Jno Petiness [?]|
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Phila]||"||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|street name||Warnack [?] St West Side|
|dwelling visit #||57|
|family visit #||60|
|name||Blattner Eugene||- Anna||- Eugene||- Sarah||Trautwine, Sarah||- Wilkinson||- Charles|
|month born if born in year|
|relationship||wife||son||daughter||mother in law||brother in law||brother in law|
|married during year|
|occupation||Morrocco Finisher||"Keeps the house"||no occupation||varnisher||Works in [illegible]|
|school this year|
|house number||3823 [?]|
|dwelling number||176 [??]|
|family number||181 [??]|
|name||Blattner Eugene||" Anna||" Sadie||" William||" Florence||Trautwine [??] Sarah||[illegible; possibly a ditto sign] Helen|
|relationship||Head||Wife||Daughter||Son||Daughter||Mother in Law||Neice [sic]|
|birth date||Sept 1859||July 1840||Jan 1877||June 1881||June 1886||June 1820||Jan 1896|
|# years married||30||30|
|mother of how many children?||8||2|
|# of children living||4||1|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Morrocco Mill - Colorer||[illegible]||Bookbinder||At School|
|# months not employed||0||0||6|
|# months in school||9|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
The marriage is proved by a verified copy of the church record. Aug. 3 /45.
The rolls show that the above soldier served as a private and was killed at the battle of Fredericksburg December 13, 1862.
The deceased soldier left three children
Admitted June 5th, 1863, to a pension of $8.00 per month, commencing December 13, 1862.Name and Residence of Agent
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 9575, and to return it herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.
It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office, that William H. Trautwine was enrolled at Phila Pa Sept 17 1861 in Co. "C", 91st Regiment of Penna Volunteers, and mustered into service as a Private Sept 25 /61 for 3 yrs at Phila Pa in Co. "C", 91st Regiment of Penna Volunteers. On the Muster Roll of Co. "C" of that Regiment for the months of Nov + Dec, 1862, he is reported as having been "killed in action at Fredricksburg Va Dec 13 1862"I am, Sir, very respectfully,
On this 31st day of December A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty two, personally appeared before me, the Clerk of the Orphans' Court, in and for the City and State aforesaid Sarah A Troutwine, aged 41 years, a resident of 1200 Ogden St Phila State of Pennsylvania who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration and acknowledgement in order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by the Act of Congress, approved July 14th, A.D. 1862; that she is the widow of Wm H Trautwine who was a Private in Company C. commanded by Capt Parson in the 91st Regiment, Penn Vols commanded by Colonel Gregory, in the War of 1861; that her husband, the said Wm. H Trautwine volunteered at Philada Pa on or about the [blank] day of September, 1861, and that he died at the Battle of Fredericksburg on the 13th day of December 1862 that while in the Service and line of his duty he was killed in Battle as above mentioned
She further declares that she was married to the said Wm H Troutwine on the third day of August, in the year 1845, at Philada Pa, by Revd A. D. Gillette; that her name before her said marriage was Sarah A Gebler, that her husband, the aforesaid Wm H Troutwine died on the day above mentioned, and that she has remained a widow since that period. She also declares that she has not at any time or in any manner, been engaged in or aided or abetted the Rebellion in the United States; that she has three children under the age of sixteen years living. named as follows, Anna born on the 20th [?] day of July 1847. Wilkinson born on the 10th [?] day of August 1852 and Charles born October 28th 1857 all of which will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereto annexed, and also declares that she has not made any previous application therefor, and that she is not in the receipt of a pension under any act of Congress.
And I hereby constitute and appoint George W. Ford of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, my true and lawful Attorney for me in my name, place and stead, to prosecute and procure the above claim for Pension,--giving and granting unto said Attorney full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requsite [sic], and necessary to be done in and about the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as I might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution and revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that my said Attorney or substitute shall lawfully do, or cause to be done by virtue hereof,--hereby revoking all and every other order or power of Attorney, that I may have given or granted to any other person for a like purpose.Sarah A Troutwine
On this Thirtyeth [sic] day of December A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty two [?] personally appeared before me an Alderman, and ex-officio a justice of the peace in and for the City and State aforesaid J. [?] Hyatt Smith, a Minister of the Gospel, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that the above is a true and correct copy of the record, recording the marriage of Wm H. Trautwine and Sarah A Gibler which ceremony was performed by Revd A. D. Gilette which copy is taken from the record of the Eleventh Baptist Chr [?] Philadelphia, of which he is now Pastor, and which record is now in his possession and keeping, and that he has no interest in the claim.J Hyatt Smith
Sworn to and subscribed before me on the day and year above written: and I Certify that I know the affiant to be a credible person: that he is the person he represents himself to be, and that I have no interest in this Claim.Geo H Weiss Ald. &c.
Also personally appeared, Henry A Sheaff a resident of No 402 North 19th St Phila, and Elizibeth [sic] J [?] Wilson a resident of No 132 S. Coates St Phila Pa, persons whom I hereby certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn, say that they were present at and saw Sarah A Troutwine sign her name to the foregoing declaration and acknowledgement, and they further swear that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the applicant, and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, and were well acquainted with her husband, the said Wm H Troutwine deceased, during his lifetime, and from our intimate acquaintance with the applicant and her husband, we knew them to have lived together as husband and wife, and were so regarded and respected; and have every reason to believe they were married on or about the time above mentioned, and that he died on or about the 13th day of December, A.D. 1862, and we further declare that we both saw the said Wm H Troutwine while in the service
At the time of his death there were three children living under the age of sixteen years named as follows Anna apparently about 15 years of age Wilkinson about 10 years of age and Charles about five years of age. and that she has remained a widow since the death of her said husband, and we have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.Henry A. Sheaff
Sworn to, subscribed and acknowledged before me on this 31st day of December A.D. 1862, and I hereby certify that I have no interest directly or indirectly in the prosecution of this claim;--that the said Court is a Court of Record in and for the City and State aforesaid, that I am duly authorized to administer oaths in and for said Court, and have the custody of its official seal. And I further certify that Geo A Reese Esq before whom the annexed affidavit was made was at the time of so doing an Alderman, that his official acts are entitled to confidence and that the signature purporting to be his is genuine
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court at Philadelphia, Pa., this 31st day of December A.D. 1862Wm [?] Batters [??]
I, FREDERICK G. WOLBERT, Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas of said County, DO CERTIFY, that Robert Hutchinson, before whom the annexed Affidavit was made, was at the time, and now is an Alderman and ex-officio Justice of the Peace of the City of Philadelphia, duly commissioned and qualified to administer oaths and affirmations, and to take acknowledgments, &c., and to all whose acts, as such, full faith and credit are and ought to be given, as well in Courts of Judicature as elsewhere, and that his signature thereto is genuine.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court, his 12th day of October A.D. 1866.Fred G. Wolbert Prothonotary.
That I was the attending physician of Mrs. Sarah A. Troutwine, when the following children were born, viz:Wilkerson Trautwine, on the 13th day of August, A.D. 1853.
I further certify, That I have no interest in the Claim of Mrs. Sarah A. Troutwine for Increase of Pension.C. F. Gebler M.D.
Sworn to and Subscribed before me, this 29th day of September, A.D. 1866. And I hereby certify, that the Affiant is a credible witness, is a physician of good standing and respect in his profession, and further, that I have no interest in this Case.Roger Hutchinson [?]
On this Twenty Sixth day of August AD., One Thousand Eight hundred and Sixty Seven, personally appeared before ne, the Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas, in and for said City, Sarah A Troutwine, who being duly sworn according to Law, doth depose and say, that in filing her first Declaration, she gave the date of her son Wilkinson's Birth from memory,--she thought it correct at the time, but it appears now from the Record, made by the Doctor who attended her, that her said son was born August 13th 1853. After a conversation with her said Physician, she is satisfied, that her said son was born August 13th 1853 at 11 O'Clock A.M.Sarah A Troutwine
On this Fourth day of September A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty six before me, the undersigned Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the City and State aforesaid, personally appeared Mrs Sarah A. Troutwine a resident of 1100 Olive Street in the City of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, aged 35 years, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of William H. Troutwine, deceased and is duly enrolled on the Philada, Pa Pension Agency at the rate of $Eight per month, that said soldier was a Private in Company C. 91st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers and that she is entitled to receive an increase of Pension at the rate of $2.-- per month for each child under sixteen years, in accordance with an Act of Congress, approved July 25th, 1866.
That said Sarah A. Troutwine continues the widow of said deceased soldier and that the names and ages of the minor children as aforesaid are as follows:Wilkerson Troutwine, born August 13th 1853, and
Also personally appeared before me, at the time and place aforesaid Harriett Hemphill and Mary Irvin of Philadelphia whom I certify to be credible persons, who being duly sworn according to law, declare each for himself that they well know Sarah A. Troutwine who signed the foregoing declaration in their presence, and that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, that the children named in the declaration of Sarah A. Troutwine are the only children of William A. Troutwine the deceased soldier, living at his death, and that they, or either of them, have no interest in this claim, either present or prospective, and that they are not concerned directly or indirectly in its prosecution.Names of Witnesses.
Sworn and subscribed to before me, this Fourth day of September A.D. 1866 and I hereby certify, that the contents of the declarations were made known to declarants before execution, and that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.Fred. G. Wolbert
Issue certificate for Eight dollars per month, commencing December 13th, 1862, and two dollars per month additional for each of the above-named children, commencing 25th day of July, 1866, deducting former payments.M S Gilliam [???], Examiner
On this Twenty Third day of May AD one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven personally appeared before me the Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the City aforesaid Sarah A Troutwine widow of Wm H Troutwine decd late a Pri Co. C. 91' Pa Vols who being duly sworn according to law, doth depose and say, that she has not abandoned either of the children, for which an increase is now claimed for [sic], or permitted either to be adopted by any person or persons - but that they now are and have been supported by her, since her late husbands' [sic] death.Sarah A Trautwine
Also personally appeared Charles T [?] Gebler MD and Catharine Edmunson residents of the City aforesaid who being duly sworn according to law, do depose and say, that they are well acquainted with Sarah A Troutwine, and was [sic] well acquainted with her late husband William H. Troutwine late a Pri. in Co. C. 91st Pa Vols, that they are also well acquainted with all the children of the said parties viz Wilkinson Troutwine, Charles F. Troutwine, and that they are the only legitimate surviving children of said William and Sarah Troutwine; and
Sworn to, and subscribed before me, on the day and year first above written, and I certify that the claimant and witness are credible persons, and that I have no interest in this case.Fred G. Wolbert
Dear Sir - I was reading over the paper this morning, and I saw the immense Amount of pension they were giveing [sic] the widows of the late firemen killed at the Olympic theatre are they any more deserveing [sic] than my father they did not suffer with starevation [sic] they did not strugle [sic] in battle to save their country no but our farthers [sic] have done it they were shot down like a beast they were not buried like the firemen were their bodies wer [sic] not brought home and placed in a beautieful [sic] coffin but they were left to be trampled with the horses they buried [sic] like a dog wee [sic] never got to see them and now the firemans [sic] wifes [sic] are requested to get $300 per anum [sic] and my mother only gets $96 per anum [sic] and I am and [sic] orphan 14 years of age and they have taken me to be 16 years of age which I ought to have two more years pension I send you a certifacate [sic] of my correct age written by the doctor please let me know if I can have it altered without expense yours trulyCharles Trautwine