91st PA: Benjamin Franklin Weigle (Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin Weigle ("Franklin")

Before the war

He was born in 27 August 1845, in York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania, to Emanuel Weigle and Anna Catherine Thomas. [sources: date: 16 (27 Aug 45); 6 (Aug 1843), 7 (15 May 44); 2 (19 in 1865), 5 (36 in 1880), 6 (56 in 1900), 10 (8 in 1850), 12 (15 in 1860), 13 (24 in 1870), 14 (64 in 1910). place: 2, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14. parents: 7, 10, 13, 16]

In 1850, he was living in Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Emanuel and Catherine Weigle, and others. [source: 10]

In 1860, he was living in Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with John P Boquin [?] and others. He was a farm hand. [source: 12]

When he enlisted, he was a laborer. His (apparent) brothers, Abraham Weigle and William Weigle, also served in the 91st Pennsylvania. [sources: 2, 9]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, grey eyes, and light hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He was a substitute for Peter Miller. 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, 15, 17]

He received clothing worth $41.05. [source: 2]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company G. [sources: 1, 3, 15, 17]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Emanuel and Catharine, and others (presumably siblings). He was a laborer on a farm, and owned $210 in personal property. [source: 13]

He married Lydiann [unknown family name]. She was born in 1851/52 [?], in Pennsylvania. They had four known children:

[sources: 5, 6]

In 1880, he was living in Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer. He was living with his wife Lydiann, and children Charles, Minnie, and Elsie. [source: 5]

In 1890, he was living in Huntingdon Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [source: 3]

On 25 August 1890, he successfully applied for a pension. [sources: 4, 8]

In 1900, he was living in Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer. He was widowed. He was living with his children Annie Weigle, Elsie Weigle and Syvlia Herman, and with his granddaughter Flossie Herman. [source: 6]

He again applied for a pension on 16 August 1907. [source: 8]

In 1910, he was living in Huntington, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his daughters Annie and Elsie, and a hired man. He was a farmer, on a general farm. [source: 14]

He died on 3 March 1914, in Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He died of pneumonia (4 days duration), with la grippe contributing. He was a farmer. On 6 March 1914, he was buried in the Heidlersburg Cemetery, Heidlersburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 7, 8, 11, 16]

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) (Franklin Weigle)

2 company G, second descriptive list, [#103] (Franklin Weigle)

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

4 pension index, by name (Franklin Weigle)

5 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntington Township, supervisor's district 9 [?], enumeration district 90 [?], microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 78 A = 1 handwritten (Franklin Weigle [?])

6 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntington Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 20, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 242 B = 7 handwritten (Franklin Weigle)

7 'RW20061126', a gedcom available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Robert Wolfe (viewed July 2007) (Benjamin Franklin Weigle)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Franklin Weigle)

9 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 27 October 2009 (Benjamin Franklin Weigle)

10 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 4 recto = 7 handwritten (Benjamin Weigle)

11 Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, death indices, 1914 ("Weigle, Benjamin F.; 29981; Adams Co.; Mar. 3.")

12 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntington Township, post office Petersburg York Springs, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 292 = 70 handwritten (Franklin Weigel)

13 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams, Huntington, post office York Springs, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 206 verso = 18 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Franklin Weigel)

14 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntington, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 174 = 2 A handwritten (FamilySearch) (Frank Weigle)

15 Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, Adams County (Franklin Weigle)

16 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Adams County, 3 March 1914, file number 29981 (Benjamin Franklin Weigle)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 16 Oct 12)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 16 Oct 12)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
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1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 4 recto = 7 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, given the birthplace in the company descriptive list (source #2 above)]
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, Huntington Township, post office Petersburg York Springs, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 292 = 70 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1850 census entry transcribed above]
line401234
Dwelling number375    
Family number537    
NameJohn P Boquin [?]Ann "Elizabeth "Franklin WeigelHarriet Bawars
[the last two names may be followed by a ditto mark; the FamilySearch indexer read the surname for them and the other residents as Braim]
Age202511512
SexMFFMF
Color     
OccupationFarmer  Farm Hand 
Value of real estate owned1,800    
Value of personal estate475    
Place of birth" [sc. Pennsylvania]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year   11
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams, Huntington, post office York Springs, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 206 verso = 18 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1850 census entry transcribed above]
line343536373839401234
Dwelling-house number141          
Family number156          
NameWeigel EmanuelCatharineHannahFranklinWilliamAbrahamIsaacCarolineIsabelJeremiahClara
Age525027242322222018119
SexMFFMMMMFFMF
ColorWWWWWWWWWWW
OccupationLabor on FarmKeeping HouseDomestic ServantLabor on FarmLabor on FarmFarmerLabor on FarmAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt Home
Real estate value     2450     
Personal estate value100  210350700     
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
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 9 [?], enumeration district 90 [?], microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 78 A = 1 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[Note: much of this was very light]
[identification is likely, given the location in the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed below]
line1920212223
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #6    
family visit #6    
nameWeigle [?] Franklin- Lydiann- Charles- Minnie A- Elsie
colorWWWWW
sexMFMFF
age3628 [??]862/12
month born if born in year    Apr
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughterDaughter
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationFarmerKeeping House   
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year     
can't read     
can't write     
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] 47
[house] 215
[family] 222
[name] Franklin 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 B = 7 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, given the location in the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed above]
line9293949596
street     
house number     
dwelling number150    
family number154    
nameWeigle, Franklin-, Annie A- Elsie AHerman, Sylvia MHerman, Flossie E
relationshipHeadDaughterDaughterDaughterG daughter
colorWWWWW
sexMFFFF
birth dateAug 1843Dec 1875Apr 1881Mar 1882May 1900
age562419180/12
married?WdSSMS
# years married   [illegible] 
mother of how many children?   1 
# of children living   1 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationFarmer    
# months not employed0    
# months in school     
can readYesYesYesYes 
can writeYesYesYesYes 
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYes 
owned/rentedO    
free or mortgagedM    
farm/houseF    
# of farm schedule79    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntington, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 174 = 2 A handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line891011
streetNew Oxford and Carlisle Road
house nr    
dwelling nr27   
family nr27   
nameWeigle Frank- Annie A- Elsie L.Fehl William J.
relationshipHeadDaughterDaughterHired Man
sexMFFM
colorWWWW
age64322426
marital statusWdSSS
#years present marriage    
mother of # children    
mother of # living children    
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated    
naturalized/alien    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationFarmerNoneNoneLaborer
nature of industry etc.General Farm  General Farm
employer etc.Emp  W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?   No
# weeks out of work 1909   0
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09    
owned/rentedO   
owned free or mortagagedM   
farm/houseF   
nr on farm schedule24   
civil war vetU.A.   
blind    
deaf & dumb    

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

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial card

[Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, Adams County, Franklin Weigle]
[transcribed 16 October 2012, from Ancestry]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Adams County
NAME Weigle, Franklin
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 3/23/65--7/10/65
ORGANIZATION Co. G. 91st Pa. Vol.
RANK Pvt.
CEMETERY OR PLACE OF INTERMENT NAME Heidlersburg
LOCATION Heidlersburg village, 10 Mi. N.E. of Gettysburg
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION C. Lot 14
HEADSTONE FAMILY
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Per. Investigation
DATE 11/16/36
REMARKS mak.

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Adams County, 3 March 1914, file number 29981, Benjamin Franklin Weigle]
[received 21 March 2013, from Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records (ordered 26 October 2012)]

CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
File No. 29981
Registered No. [blank]
Registration District No. 110
Primary Registration District No. 2020

1. PLACE OF DEATH
County of Adams
Township of Huntington
2. FULL NAME Benjamin Franklin Weigle

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX M
4. COLOR OR RACE W
5. Widowed
6. DATE OF DEATH Aug 27 1845
7. AGE 69 yrs. [blank] mos. [blank] ds.
8. OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession, or particular kind of work Farming all [??]
(b) General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which employed (or employer) His [illegible]
9. BIRTHPLACE Pa
10. NAME OF FATHER Emanuel Weigle
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Pa
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Dont [sic] Know
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Dont [sic] Know
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
(Informant) L. I. Patenhurst [??]
(Address) [illegible]
15. Filed 3/5 1914 C L Douglas Local Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.
16. DATE OF DEATH (Month) 3 (Day) 3 (Year) 1914
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Feb 20 1914, to March 3 1914, that I last saw him alive on March 3, 1914, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 930 M [sic].
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Pneumonia (Duration) [blank] yrs. [blank] mos. 4 ds.
Contributory La Grippe (Duration) [blank] yrs. [blank] mos. 6 ds.
(Signed) E N [illegible] M.D.
3 5 1914 (Address) York Springs Pa
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (FOR HOSPITALS, INSTITUTIONS, TRANSIENTS OR RECENT RESIDENTS). [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Heidlers. Cemy
DATE OF BURIAL 3/6 1914
20. UNDERTAKER L. I. Pattenhurst [?]
ADDRESS [illegible]

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