91st PA: William Weigle

William Weigle

Before the war

He was born on 2 July 1846, in York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania, to Emanuel Weigle and Anna Catherine [unknown family name]. [sources: date: 6, 9, 17; 2 (18 in 1865), 5 (32 in 1880), 6 (53 in 1900), 7 (64 in 1910), 8 (73 in 1920), 11, 13 (6 in 1850), 14 (13 in 1860), 15 (23 in 1870). place: 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15] parents: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15]

In 1850, he was living in Butler, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents, Emanuel and Catherine Weigle, and various other Weigle's. [source: 13]

In 1860, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with George Bender. He had attended school within the year. [source: 14]

When he enlisted, he was a laborer. [source: 2]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair. [source: 2]

During the war

Abraham Weigle and Benjamin Franklin Weigle, who also served in the 91st Pennsylvania, may be his brothers. [source: 11 (re Abraham)]

He was a substitute for Jesse Weigle. 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, 20]

He received clothing worth $37.13. [source: 2]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company G. [sources: 1, 3, 12, 20]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Huntington, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Emanuel and Catharine Weigel, and others. He was a laborer on a farm, and owned $350 in personal property. [source: 15]

In 1874/75, he married Mary Agnes [unknown family name]. She was born on 12 May 1853, in Pennsylvania. They had one known child:

[sources: 6 (1 child, living in 1900), 7 (1 child, living in 1910), 11, 17]

In 1880, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Agnes and two servants. He was a farmer. [source: 5]

In 1890, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office: Heidlersburg). He had rheumatism. [source: 3]

On 7 November 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 4, 10]

In 1900, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Agnes and daughter Mary. He was a farmer. [source: 6]

On 6 July 1908, he again applied for a pension. [source: 10]

In 1910, he was living on Menallen Road, Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary, and his daughter Mary and Mary's family. He was a farmer, on a general farm. [source: 7]

In 1920, he was living on the Gettysburg-Harrisburg Road, in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Agnes. He was not working. [source: 8]

He died on 15 March 1923, in Heidlersburg, Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was buried in the Heidlersburg Cemetery, Heidlersburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 9, 10 (14 Mar), 11, 12, 17]

On 2 April 1923, his widow, Mary Agnes Weigle, applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 4, 10, 11 (12 Apr)]

In 1930, his widow, Agnes Weigel, was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. She was a farmer, on a general farm. [source: 18]

On 3 December 1934, his widow, Mary Agnes Weigle, died, in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. She was buried in the Heidlersburg Cemetery, Heidersburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [source: 17 (4 Dec), 19 (3 Dec)]

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) (William Weigle)

2 company G, second descriptive list, [#104] (William Weigle)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 23, page 1 (William Weigle)

4 pension index, by name (William Weigle)

5 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 45, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 72 = handwritten page 12 D (William Wigle)

6 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 345 = sheet 6 B handwritten (William Weigle)

7 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 32, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 82 = sheet 3 B handwritten (William Weigle)

8 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 31 [?] (William Weigle)

9 'RW20061126', a gedcom available on RootsWeb WorldConnect (viewed June 2007, last revised 26 November 2006, contact Robert Wolfe) (William Weigle)

10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (William Weigle)

11 'Notes for William Weigle and Mary Agnes' (citing, among other sources, the 1850-1870 census records, and invalid pension application) (thanks to Bob Wolfe for letting me know about his updated records!) (William Weigle)

12 Pennsylvania veterans burial card (William Weigle)

13 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 4 recto = 7 handwritten to 4 verso = 8 handwritten (FamilySearch) (William Weigle)

14 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 425 = 79 handwritten (FamilySearch) (William Weigle)

15 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntington, microfilm series M593, film 1289, pages 206 verso = 18 handwritten to 207 recto = 19 handwritten (FamilySearch) (William Weigel)

16 Pennsylvania death indices, 1923 ("240 William Weigle 32376 Adams Co 3/15")

17 Find a grave, memorial 18524810, created by Pat Callahan, 20 March 2007, accessed 13 October 2012 (William Weigle)

18 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 25, enumeration district 1-32, microfilm series T626, film 1959, page 93 = 2 B handwritten (FamilySearch) (Agnes Weigle)

19 Pennsylvania, Division of Vital Records, death indices, 1934 ("MARY A WEIGLE[,] TYRN T[,] W240[,] 01[,] 12 3 34[,] 109467")

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
Ancestry index (accessed 12 Oct 2012)

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William Weigle in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

William Weigle in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler, microfilm series M432, film 743, pages 4 recto = 7 handwritten to 4 verso = 8 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[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
Age303098632
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, Menallen Township, microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 425 = 79 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[I did not transcribe the family at this residence, headed by George Bender, farmer]
[identification is likely; see the 1870 census entry transcribed below]
line37
Dwelling number[553]
Family number[574]
NameWilliam Weigle
Age13
SexM
Color 
Occupation 
Value of real estate owned 
Value of personal estate 
Place of birthDo [sc. Pennsylvania]
Married within year 
Attended school within year1
Cannot read & write 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Huntington, microfilm series M593, film 1289, pages 206 verso = 18 handwritten to 207 recto = 19 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since the location matches the birthplace in the company descriptive book]
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, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 45, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 72 = handwritten page 12 D]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed below]
line20212223
street name    
house number    
dwelling visit #112   
family visit #112   
nameWigle William- AgnesBlickrode [?] LillieCerofer [?] Edward
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
age32261627
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeServantServant
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationFarmerKeeping HouseServantLaborer
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year    
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 23, page 1]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 6
[house] 51
[family] 52
[name] Weigle, William
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 91 Penn Ift
[enlistment date] 28 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] x years, 4 months, 12 days
[post office address] Heidlersburg, Penna.
[disability incurred] x
[remarks] now afflicted with Rheumatism

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 345 = sheet 6 B handwritten]
[identification is likely, since his spouse's name matches the widow who applied for a pension]
line747576
street   
house number   
dwelling number138  
family number139  
nameWeigle William- Agnes- Mary E
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateJuly 1846May 1853Aug 1889
age534710
married?MMS
# years married2525 
mother of how many children? 1 
# of children living 1 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationFarmer At School
# months not employed0  
# months in school  5
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseF  
# of farm schedule90  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 32, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 82 = sheet 3 B handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line6768697071
streetMenallen Road
house nr      
dwelling nr65     
family nr65     
nameWeigle William- Mary AKennedy Mary- Neely- Luella
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterSon-in-LawGranddaughter
sexMFFMF
colorWWWWW
age645520265/12
marital statusM1M1M1M1S
#years present marriage353511 
mother of # children 11  
mother of # living children 11  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated      
naturalized/alien      
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish 
occupationFarmerNoneNoneFarm LaborerNone
nature of industry etc.General farm  Home 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  yes [?]  
owned/rented    
owned free or mortagaged    
farm/house    
nr on farm schedule47 [?]     
civil war vetUA     
blind     
deaf & dumb     

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 31 [?]]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line9697
streetGettysburg Harrisburg Road
house number  
dwelling visit number164 
family visit number173 
nameWeigle William- Agnes
relationshipHeadWife
own/rentO 
free/mortgaged (if owned)F 
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday7368
marital statusMM
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language  
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language  
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language  
can speak Englishyesyes
occupationNoneNone
industry, business  
employment status  
number of farm schedule  

1930 census

[1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, supervisor's district 25, enumeration district 1-32, microfilm series T626, film 1959, page 93 = 2 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line65
street 
house number 
dwelling visit #41
family visit #41
nameWeigel Agnes
relationHead
owned/rentedO
value or rent 
radio 
farmyes
sexF
colorW
age76
married?Wd
age 1st marriage 
school/college since 9/29No
can read & writeYes
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
native language 
immigration year 
naturalization 
can speak EnglishYes
occupationFarmer
industryGeneral farm
worker classO
at work yesterdayYes
unemployment schedule # 
veteran? 
war 
farm schedule #35

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

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial card

[Pennsylvania veterans burial card]
[transcribed 12 October 2012, from Ancestry]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Adams County
NAME Weigle, William
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(S) 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 23.
HEADSTONE FAMILY
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Per. Investigation
DATE 11/16/36
REMARKS mak.

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