91st PA: Abraham Weigle

Abraham Weigle

Before the war

He was born on 30 Apr 1848, in York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania, to Emanuel Weigle and Anna Catherine Thomas. [sources: date: 13, 16 (30 Apr 48), 17 (30 Apr 48), 18 (29 Apr 48); 7 (has May 1852, inconsistent with the other information), 15 (30 Apr 1848); 2 (17 in 1865), 4 (74 years, 5 months, 6 days at death), 5 (2 in 1850), 6 (12 in 1860), 7 (22 in 1870), 8 (32 in 1880), 9 (48 in 1900), 10 (70 in 1920), 11 (62 in 1910). place: 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 18. parents: 13, 16, 18]

In 1850, he was living in Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Emanuel and Catherine Weigle (presumably his parents), and with Hannah, Benjamin, William, and Isaac Weigle (presumably his siblings). [source: 5]

In 1860, he seems to have been living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Daniel Turner and others. He had attended school within the year. [source: 6]

He was a miller when he was enrolled. [source: 2]

His (apparent) brothers Benjamin Franklin Weigle and William Weigle also served in the 91st Pennsylvania. [source: 13]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He was a substitute for Jake Brain. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 23 March 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster. His service was credited to the Sixteenth Congressional District. He was a private in company G. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 12, 15, 19]

He received clothing worth $40.57. [source: 2]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company G. [sources: 1, 3, 12 (6 July), 15, 19]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Emanuel and Catherine Weigle, and with his siblings Hannah, Franklin, William, Isaac, Caroline, Isabel, Jeremiah, and Clara. He was a farmer, and owned $2,450 in real estate and $700 in personal property. [source: 7]

In 1880, he was living in Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Emanuel and Catherine, and his siblings Isaac, Hannah [?], and Jeremiah. He was a laborer. [source: 8]

In 1890, he was living in Huntingdon Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office: Heidlesburg). [source: 3]

He successfully applied for a pension on 5 July 1892. [source: 12]

In 1900, he was living in Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his siblings Hannah, Isaac, and Jeremiah. He was a huckster, and had been unemployed for 6 months in the previous year. [source: 9]

In 1910, he was living on Whiskey Spring Road, Franklin Township, York County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer, on a general farm. [source: 11]

On 10 [?] August 1910, he again applied for a pension. [source: 12]

In 1920, he seems to have been living in Franklintown Borough, York County, Pennsylvania. If so, he was living alone, and had no occupation. [source: 10]

His skull was fractured when he was struck by a car on Friday 3 November 1922, in Heidlersburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was crossing the street, and stepped back into the car's path, probably because he was probably blinded by the car lights. [source: 4]

He died on Tuesday, 7 November 1922, at the Annie M Warner Hospital, in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He died of a fracture of the base of his skull, anterior fossa, having been run down by an automobile. He was a farmer, and was single. Reverends W L Kauffman and J Berkholder conducted the funeral services. On 10 November 1922, he was buried in the Sunnyside Cemetery at York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 4, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18]

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) (Abraham Weigle)

2 company G, second descriptive list, [#105] (Abraham Weigle)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntingdon Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 14, page 4 (Abraham Weigle)

4 'Accident fatal to Abram Weigle'. The Gettysburg Times, Wednesday 8 Nov 1922, page 3 (Abram Weigle)

5 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 4 (Abraham Weigle)

6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 631 = 49 handwritten [note: no Abraham Weigel is living with Emanuel and Catherine; see microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 631] (Abraham Wigel [sic])

7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntington Township (post office York Springs), microfilm series M593, film 1289, pages 206-207 = 18-19 handwritten (Abraham Weigel)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntington Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 46, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 78 = 1 A handwritten (Abraham Weigle [?])

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntington Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 20, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 242 = 7 B handwritten (Abram Weigle)

10 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, York County, Franklin Township, Franklintown Borough, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 53, microfilm series T625, film 1667, page 108 = 4 A handwritten (Abraham Weigle)

11 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, York County, Franklin Township, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 54, microfilm series T624, film 1433, page 130 = 11 B handwritten (Abraham Weigel)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Abraham Weigle)

13 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 27 October 2009 (Abraham Weigle)

14 Pennsylvania, Division of Vital Records, death indices 1922 ("240 Abraham Weigle 103699 Gettysbg 11/7")

15 Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, Adams County, 7 November 1922 (Abraham Weigle)

16 death certificate, Pennsylvania, 7 November 1922, file 103699 (Abraham Weigle])

17 Find a grave, memorial 47231400, created by Melvin L Halterman, added 28 Jan 2010, accessed 6 April 2013 (includes a headstone photo, inscribed: 'WEIGLE ABRAHAM WEIGLE APR. 30, 1848 NOV. 7, 1922) (Abraham "Abram" Weigle)

18 'Janet and Robert Wolfe genealogy', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Janet and Robert Wolfe, updated 4 March 2013, accessed 6 April 2013 (Abraham Weigle)

19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Abraham Weigle)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed November 2007)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 16 October 2012)

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Abraham Weigle in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 4]
[identification is likely; see the 1870 census entry transcribed below]
line3738394041421
Dwellings visited51     51
Families visited56     56
NameEmanuel WeigleCatherine "Hannah "Benjamin "William "Abraham "Isaac Weigle
Age303098622
SexMFFMMMM
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsLaborer      
Real estate owned       
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]"""""Pa
Married within year      
Attended school within year       
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 631 = 49 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
line10111213141516
Dwelling number361      
Family number380      
NameDaniel TurnerEve "Sarah [?] "Angeline "Hiram "Abraham WigelElizabeth Haverstick
Age383510641214
SexMFFFMMF
Color       
OccupationFarmer      
Value of real estate owned4,660      
Value of personal estate735      
Place of birth" [sc. Pennsylvania--see page 628]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year  11 1 
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntington Township (post office York Springs), microfilm series M593, film 1289, pages 206-207 = 18-19 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line343536373839401234
Dwelling-house number141          
Family number156          
NameWeigel EmanuelCatharineHannahFranklinWilliamAbrahamIsaac CarolineIsabelJeremiahClara
Age525227242322222018119
SexMFFMMMMFFMF
ColorWWWWWWWWWW
OccupationLabor on FarmKeeping HouseDomestic ServantLabor on FarmLabor on FarmFarmerLabor on FarmAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt Home
Real estate value     2450     
Personal estate value100  210350700      
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania Pennsylvania
Father foreign born           
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 1    1    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.           
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1  1111    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...           

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntington Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 46, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 78 = 1 A handwritten]
[This entry was very light and hard to read]
[identification is likely; see the 1900 census entry transcribed below]
line242526272829
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #7 [?]     
family visit #7 [??]     
nameWeigle [? Emanuel [?]- Catherine- Abraham [?]- Isaac- Hannah [??]- Jeremiah
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMM [?]FM
age65 [?]65 [?]3232 3621
month born if born in year      
relationshipFatherWife [?]SonSonDaughterSon
single  111[blank?]
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationDay LaborerKeeping houseLaborerLaborerAt HomeLaborer
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year      
can't read 1 1  
can't write 1 1  
birthplace" [sc. Pa]"""""
father's birthplace" [sc. Pa]"""""
mother's birthplace" [sc. Pa]"""""

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntingdon Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 14, page 4]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 48
[house] 216
[family] 223
[name] Abraham Weigle
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 23 Mar 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 3 months, 18 days
[post office address] " " " " [sc. Heidlesburg Adams Co Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntington Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 20, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 242 = 7 B handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the location (see the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed above)]
line979899100
street    
house number    
dwelling number151   
family number155   
nameWeigle, Hannah M.- Isaac- Abram- Jeremiah
relationshipHeadBrotherBrotherBrother
colorWWWW
sexFMMM
birth dateNov 1847May 1852May 1852June 1860
age52484839
married?SSSS
# years married    
mother of how many children?    
# of children living    
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupation Farm LaborerHucksterDay Laborer
# months not employed 460
# months in school    
can readYesYesYes[blank]
can writeNoNoYes[blank]
speaks EnglishYes YesYes[blank]
owned/rentedO   
free or mortgagedM   
farm/houseF   
# of farm schedule80   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, York County, Franklin Township, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 54, microfilm series T624, film 1433, page 130 = 11 B handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
line71
streetWhiskey Spring Road
house nr 
dwelling nr239
family nr246
nameWeigel Abraham
relationshipHead
sexM
colorW
age62
marital statusS
#years present marriage 
mother of # children 
mother of # living children 
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
immigrated 
naturalized/alien 
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationFarmer
nature of industry etc.General Farm
employer etc.Emp
out of work 15 Apr 1910? 
# weeks out of work 1909 
can readYes
can writeYes
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rentedR
owned free or mortagaged 
farm/houseF
nr on farm schedule134
civil war vet 
blind 
deaf & dumb 

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, York County, Franklin Township, Franklintown Borough, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 53, microfilm series T625, film 1667, page 108 = 4 A handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
line38
street 
house number[check mark]
dwelling visit number34
family visit number34
nameWeigle, Abraham
relationshipHead
own/rentR
free/mortgaged (if owned) 
sexM
raceW
age at last birthday70
marital statusS
year of immigration 
naturalized/alien 
year of naturalization 
attended school since Sept 1919 
can readYes
can writeYes
birth placePennsylvania
native language 
father's birthplacePennsylvania
father's native language 
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's native language 
can speak EnglishYes
occupationNone
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 3 May 2015, from Fold3]


Weigle Abraham
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Accident fatal to Abram Weigle

[The Gettysburg Times, Wednesday 8 Nov 1922, page 3]
ACCIDENT FATAL TO ABRAM WEIGLE
Dies At Warner Hospital As Result of Fractured Skull.
Aged 74 Years.
FOUGHT IN CIVIL WAR
Was Said to Have Been Blinded By Lights on Automobile Driven by W. H. Mort. of Altoona.

Abram Weigle, of Heidlersburg, died at the Warner Hospital, Tuesday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, as a result of a fractured skull sustained when he was struck by an automobile in the square at Heidlersburg, last Friday evening at 8 o'clock. He was aged 74 years, 5 months and 6 days.

Mr. Weigle was admitted to the hospital last Friday evening at 9 o'clock after being run down by the car driven by W. H. Mort, 527 East Comfort street, Altoona. He was injured about the head and face, but the report of the first examination showed no bones had been broken. He was conscious, but suffered considerable pain in his head.

By a later examination, it was found that Mr. Weigle also sustained a fractured skull as a result of being knocked to the concrete road with great force.

His condition rapidly became worse, and Tuesday at noon he was said by those in charge at the hospital to be sinking. Death followed later in the afternoon.

Was on Errand

The accident of which Mr. Weigle was the victim occurred on the square at Heidlersburg as the aged man was crossing the Harrisburg road. He had gone to a store to have some [page 3] money changed and being unsuccessful at one store started across the square to another.

Coming toward Gettysburg at the time was the automobile driven by Mr. Mort. The lights of his car, it is said, partially blinded Mr. Weigle as he was crossing the street. The aged man is said to have stepped back, evidently dazed, directly in the path of the machine. Mr. Mort made every effort to avoid an accident but was unsuccessful and a fender of his machine struck Mr. Weigle.

Mr. Mort stopped his car and picking Mr. Weigle up, hurried him to the Warner Hospital here.

Fought in Civil War.

Mr. Weigle, who was a veteran of the Civil War, lived alone in Heidlersburg. He retired from farming, in which he was engaged, many years ago.

Surviving are three brothers and one sister: William and Jenne [?] Weigle, Heidlersburg, and Jeremiah Weigle and Mrs. D. K. Walker, of Hunterstown.

Funeral services at his late home in Heidlersburg, Friday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock conducted by the Rev. W. L. Kauffman and the Rev. J. Berkholder. Buried in the Sunnyside Cemetery at York Springs.

Pennsylvania veterans burial card

[Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, Adams County, 7 November 1922, Abraham Weigle]
[transcribed 16 Oct 2012, from Ancestry]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Adams County
NAME Weigle, Abraham
DATE OF BIRTH Apr. 30,1848
DATE OF DEATH Nov. 7,1922
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE Mar. 23, 1865 July 10, 1865
ORGANIZATION Co. G. 91st Pa. Inf.
RANK Private
CEMETERY OR PLACE OF INTERMENT NAME Sunnyside LOCATION York Springs
SECTION 4 LOT No. 26 A
HEADSTONE FAMILY
INFORMATION GIVEN BY W.P.A. Project #165-23-6999
DATE 9/9/36
REMARKS Vet Marker "61-65"

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, 7 November 1922, file 103699, Abraham Weigle]
[received from Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, 18 March 2013 (ordered 26 October 2012)]

CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
File No. 103699
Registered No. 121
Registration District No. 106
Primary Registration District No. 1206

1. PLACE OF DEATH
County of Adams
Borough of Gettysburg
City of Annie M Warner Hospital
2. FULL NAME Abraham Weigle

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Male
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Single
6. DATE OF BIRTH April 30 1848
7. AGE 74 yrs. 7 mos. 7 ds.
8. OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession, or particular kind of work farmer
9. BIRTHPLACE Adams Co
10. NAME OF FATHER Emanuel Weigle
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Adams Co
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Catherine Thomas
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Perry Co Pa
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
(Informant) Martha [??] McKay Supt
(Address) Annie M Warner Hospital
15. Filed Nov 7 1912 Henry Shaub [?] Local Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH (Month) 11 (Day) 7 (Year) 1922.
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Nov. 3 1922, to Nov 7 1922, that I last saw him alive on Nov 7 1922, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 230 PM.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Fracture base of skull, anterior fossa
Run dain [?] by automobile
(Duration) 4 ds.
(Signed) Henry Stewart M.D.
Nov 7" 1922 (Address) Gettysburg Pa
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (For Hospitals, Institutions, Transients, or Recent Residents).
At place of death [blank] yrs. [blank] mos. 4 ds.
In the State [blank]
Where was disease contracted, if not at place of death? [blank]
Former or usual residence Tyrone Twp
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Sunnyside, York Spgs Pa
DATE OF BURIAL Nov 10 [?] 1912
20 UNDERTAKER Deatrick Brs.
ADDRESS [illegible]

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