91st PA: Jones F Urwiler

Jones F Urwiler

Jones Urwiler

Before the war

He was born in December 1844 (18; 3 (21 in 1864), 8 (33 in 1880), 11 (7 in 1850), 12 (25 in 1870), 15 (59 in 1903), 17 (16 in 1860], 18 [55 in 1900], 19 [53 yrs 9 mos 29 days at death in 1903)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 8, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19). He was born to Jones and Elizabeth Urwiler (11, 15, 17).

In 1850, he was living, probably with his parents, in Kensington, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (11).

In 1860, he was living in the 19th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (17). He was living with his mother Elisa and presumed siblings Reuben, Sarah, Elisabeth, and Charles (17). He was not working (17).

He graduated from the Philadelphia High School (14).

When he enlisted, he was a clerk (3).

Description

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

During the war

He also served in company E of the 33rd Pennsylvania Militia Infantry (4, 7, 14).

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 30 January 1864 (1) or 31 January 1864 (3, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Burk (3). He was a private in company A (1, 20-21).

He was wounded on 12 May 1864 at Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia (at the Bloody Angle) (1, 14, 16).

He was discharged on 23 May 1865 on surgeon's certificate of disability, by JB Pethesbudge [?], Surgeon, US Volunteers (1, 3, 5, 13). He was a private, in company A (20-21).

After the war

On 14 September 1865, he applied successfully for a pension (4).

He worked for forty years for Henry Graham & Company, which was a wholesale grocery (14).

In 1870, he was living in the 20th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). He was a clerk in a grocery store (12).

In 1872/73, he married Ida R [unknown family name] (18). In 1900, she had had 9 children, 8 of whom were alive (18). In 1910, she had had 9 children, 7 of whom were alive (9).

In 1880, he was living at 2241 Franklin Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was a salesman in a grocery store (8). He was living with his wife Ida, and his children Roland, Charles, Jonaes [?], and Mabel (8).

In 1890, he was living at 2440 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 6). He worked for Henry Graham & Co., grocers (1004 North 2d Street) (6).

In 1900, he was living at 2440 [?] Sixth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18). He was living with his wife Ida, and children Charles, Jones [?], Mabel, Martha, [a son], Bertha, and Harry (18). He was a wholesale grocer (18).

He died of apoplexy on 26 October 1903, at his home, 2440 North Sixth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 15, 19). He was then a grocer (19). The funeral services were held on Saturday, 31 October 1903, at his home (15, 19). Among those invited were members of the General D B Birney Post, Number 63, GAR (15). He is buried at Mt Peace Cemetery (15, 19).

On 28 November 1903 [?], his widow, Ida P Urwiler, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 7).

In 1910, his widow Ida was living at 2440 North Sixth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). She had had nine children seven of whom were alive (9). She was living with her children James, Bertha, and Harry (9).

In 1920, his widow Ida was living at 2550 North Fairhill Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). She was living with her son Harry and his family (10).

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) (Jones Urwiler)

2 Thomas Walter. 'Personal recollections and experiences of an obscure soldier'. Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail volume 3, number 46, page 2 (not named)

3 company A descriptive roll, entry 136 (Jones F Urwiler)

4 pension index, by regiment (Jones F Urwiler)

5 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia (26th division, 19th ward), supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [387], page [2] (image 857 on Ancestry), line 13 (Jones Urwiler)

6 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Jones Urwiler)

7 pension index, by name (Jones F Urwiler)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 592, microfilm series T9, film 1187, page 335 = handwritten 10B (Jones F Urwiler)

9 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 321, microfilm series T624, film 1393, pages 126-127 = sheets 1B-2A handwritten (Ida Urwiler)

10 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 439, microfilm series T625, film 1622, page 163 = 2B handwritten (Ida Urwiller [sic])

11 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Kensington 3rd ward, microfilm series M432, film 806, page 175 (Jones Urwiler)

12 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 20th ward, 67th district, microfilm series M593, film 1407, page 525 = 99 handwritten (Jones Urwiler)

13 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 30 May 1865 (Prvt Urwiler)

14 'Civil War veteran has passed away'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 28 October 1903, page 2 (Jones Urwiler)

15 [death notice]. Philadelphia Inquirer, 31 October 1903, page 7; also on 27 October page 10 (Jones Urwiler)

16 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Jones Urwiler)

17 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, microfilm series M653, film 1167, page 975 = 189 handwritten] (James [sic] Urwiler)

18 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 395, microfilm series T623, film 1461, page 13 = 1 A handwritten] (Jones [?] Urwiler [?])

19 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 26 October 1903, #8896 (Jones Urwiler)

20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James F Urwiler)

21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jones F Urwiler)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed Jun 07)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Kensington 3rd ward, microfilm series M432, film 806, page 175]
line26272829303132333435
Dwellings visited694         
Families visited941         
NameJones UrwilerElizabethBenjnSarahRubenAaronCharlesJonesJohnCatherine Rump
Age4846201816131179/1218
SexMFMFMF [sic]MMMF
Color          
Occupation of males over 15 yearsGrocer Grocer       
Real estate owned10000         
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]""""""""Eng
Married within year          
Attended school within year    111   
Over 20 & can't read/write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, microfilm series M653, film 1167, page 975 = 189 handwritten]
line10111213141516
Dwelling number1220      
Family number1430      
NameMary KellyElisa UrwilerReuben "SarahElisabethCharlesJames [sic]
Age31522527202116
Sex" [sc. f]"mf"m"
Color1      
OccupationGrocer Engineer  Plumber 
Value of real estate owned 4800     
Value of personal estate800      
Place of birthIrelandPa"""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year       
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 20th ward, 67th district, microfilm series M593, film 1407, page 525 = 99 handwritten]
line2627282930
Dwelling-house number130    
Family number133    
NameUrwiler Elizabeth- Jones- Sarah- ElizabethPrince, Francis
Age6725302832
SexFMFFF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationKeeping HouseClerk in Grocery StoreAt HomeClerk in Dry Goods StoreClerk in Dry Goods Store
Real estate value9000    
Personal estate value8400    
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born1    
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year     
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 old 1  1
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...     

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 592, microfilm series T9, film 1187, page 335 = handwritten 10B]
lineFranklin Street
street name181920212223
house number2241     
dwelling visit #72     
family visit #87     
nameUrwiler Jones- Ida- Roland- Charles- Jonaes [?]- Mabel
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMMF
age33277432/12
month born if born in year     April
relationship Wif [sic]SonSonSonDaughter
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationSalesman in GroceryKeeping houseAt school   
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  1   
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia (26th division, 19th ward), supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [387], page [2] (image 857 on Ancestry), line 13]
[line] 13
[house] 83
[family] 87
[name] Jones Urwiler
[rank] Priv
[company] A
[unit] 91 Pa inf
[enlistment date] 30 Jan 1864
[discharge date] 23 May 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 5 months, 0 days
[post office address] 2440 Nth 6 St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, searched February 2005]
Jones Urwiler (Henry Graham & Co), h 2440 N 6th
Graham Henry & Co., grocers, 1004 N 2d

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 395, microfilm series T623, film 1461, page 13 = 1 A handwritten]
line202122232425262728
streetSixth Street
house number2440 [??]        
dwelling number4        
family number5        
name Urwiler [?] Jones [?]- Ida R- Charles J- Jones [??]- Mabel J- Martha G- [illegible]- Bertha A- Harry G
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonDaughterDaughterSonDaughterSon
colorWWWWWWWWW
sexMFMMFFMFM
birth dateDec 1844 [?]Dec 1852Jan 1876May 1877Nov 1880Nov [?] 1882Aug 1885April 1888June 1895
age554724 [?]23191714124
married?MMSSSSSSS
# years married2727       
mother of how many children? 9       
# of children living 8       
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year         
# years in USA         
naturalized citizen?         
occupationWholesale Groc MachinistManuf ClerkAt SchoolSaleslady Trimmg [?]At SchoolAt School 
# months not employed0 00 0   
# months in school    10 1010 
can readyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesno
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesno
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO        
free or mortgagedM        
farm/houseH        
# of farm schedule         

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 321, microfilm series T624, film 1393, pages 126-127 = sheets 1B-2A handwritten]
line98991001
streetNorth Sixth Street
house nr2440  2440
dwelling nr16  16
family nr16  16
nameUrwiler Ida R- James H- Bertha AUrwiler Harry G
relationshipheadsondaughterson
sexFMFM
colorWWWW
age58322214
marital statusWDSSS
#years present marriage    
mother of # children9   
mother of # living children7   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated    
naturalized/alien    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationnoneconductorclerknone
nature of industry etc. Street CarPublishing House 
employer etc. W [?]W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? No [?]No 
# weeks out of work 1909 00 
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09   yes
owned/rentedO   
owned free or mortagagedF   
farm/houseH   
nr on farm schedule    
civil war vet    
blind    
deaf & dumb    

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 439, microfilm series T625, film 1622, page 163 = 2B handwritten]
line5152535455
streetNorth Fairhill Street
house number2550    
dwelling visit number26    
family visit number27    
nameUrwiller [sic] Harry G- Catharine C- Harry G Jr.- Ida R- James H.
relationshipHeadWifeSonMotherBrother
own/rentR    
free/mortgaged (if owned)     
sexMMMFM
raceWWWWW
age at last birthday24211 6/126842
marital statusMMSWdS
year of immigration     
naturalized/alien     
year of naturalization     
attended school since Sept 1919     
can readYesYes YesYes
can writeYesYes YesYes
birth placePennsylvaniaNew YorkPennaPennaPenna
native language     
father's birthplacePennaGerPennaPennaPenna
father's native language German   
mother's birthplacePennaGermanyNew YorkPennaPenna
mother's native language German   
can speak Englishyesyes yesyes
occupationChaufferNoneNoneNonePacker
industry, businessUndertaker   Drugs
employment statusW   W
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 28 April 2015, from Fold3]


Urwiler James F
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 28 Apr 15]

Urwiler Jones F
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Urwiler James F

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

obituary

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 28 October 1903, page 2]
CIVIL WAR VETERAN HAS PASSED AWAY
Jones Urwiler, Wounded at Bloody Angle, Died in This City on Monday Last
picture

Jones Urwiler died at his residence, 2440 North Sixth street, on Monday morning. He was a graduate of the Philadelphia High School, and after graduation he enlisted in the war of the Rebellion. He served the full three months and at the expiration of his services he re-enlisted in Colonel Grey's [sic] Ninety-first Regiment, Company A, for three years' service.

In this service he was wounded at Bloody Angle. After recovering from his wound he returned to civil life and was admitted to the firm of Henry Graham & Co., whoesale [sic] grocers, 1004 North Second street, where he carried on a successful business life for forty years.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 31 October 1903, page 7; also on 27 October page 10]

URWILER.--On October 26, 1903, JONES, youngest son of the late Jones and Elizabeth Urwiler, aged 59 years. Relatives and friends of family and survivors of the 91st Penna Vol. General D B Birney Post, No 63, GAR, are respectfully invited to attend funeral services, Saturday afternoon, 1.30 o'clock precisely, at his late residence, 2440 N 6th st. To proceed to Mt Peace Cemetery. Interment private.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 26 October 1903, #8896, Jones Urwiler]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed October 2008)]

RETURN OF A DEATH.
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
8896
Physician's Certificate.
1. Full Name of Deceased, Jones Urwiler [possibly Urweiler]
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Married
5. Age, Years 53 Months 9 Days 29
6. Date of Death, Year 1903 Month Oct Day 26
7. Cause of Death Chief Apoplexy Contributing [check mark]
Wallace G. Bobb M.D.
Residence, 2444 N 6" St
Undertaker's Certificate.
8. Occupation, Grocer
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. Birthplace of Father, Phila
11. Birthplace of Mother, Phila
12. When a Minor, [check mark (sc. blank)]
13. Last place of Residence (This need only be given when the deceased resided out of the city.) [check mark]
14. Place of Death, Street and No. 2440 Nth 6th St.
15. Ward, wherein death occurred 37th
16. Buried from, Street and No. 2440 Nth 6th St.
17. Date of Burial, Oct. 31st 1903
18. Place of Burial, Mt Peace
Schuyler + Sons Undertaker
Residence, 6th + Diamond Sts.

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