91st PA: David Weiss

David Weiss

Before the war

He was born in 1820/21 (4 (42 in 1863), 5 (40 in 1861?), 7 (42 in 1863)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7).

When he enlisted, he was a brickmaker, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 7).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/4" tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and black hair (4 [5'8", dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair], 7 [5'7-1/4", fair complexion, hazel eyes, black hair]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 16 September 1861 (1 [co A], 4) or 11 October 1861 (1 [co I], 4, 5, 8 [11 Oct]). He was mustered in as a private, in company A (1, 4, 5, 12, 13-16).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (11).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 1 January 1864 (1, 4, 7 [31 Dec 63]). He was enlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant Swan (7).

He was transfered to company I on 16 February 1864 (2). He may have been mistakenly transferred to company A when he reenlisted (see fact of the week #102).

On 23 March 1865, he began a furlough, which expired on 7 April 1865 (3).

The regiment forwarded his descriptive list somewhere (7).

He was absent, sick, when the regiment mustered out (1, 5, 8 [discharged 13 Jul]). He was a private, in company I (13-16).

After the war

On 24 October 1874, he applied successfully for a pension (6, 12).

On 27 [illegible month] 1885 [?], his widow, Mary Vice, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 10, 12).

In 1890, his widow, Mary Vice, was living as 12 Marsh Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8, 9). He had had chronic diarrhea (8).

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)
[Bates lists two David Weiss's, one in company A (not accounted for at muster out), and one in company I (absent, sick, at muster out). His source obviously missed special order 4, HQ 91st PA, 16 February 1864, which transfers Weiss from co.A to co. I.]

2 special order 4, HQ 91st PA, 16 February 1864 (David Wiess)

3 enlisted men's furloughs (David Vice [sic])

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 18 August 2004 (David Weiss [co.A])

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 18 August 2004 (David Weiss [co.I])

6 pension index, by regiment (David Vile [sic])

7 company I, descriptive roll, #34 (David Weiss)

8 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 791, page 1 (image 2521 on Ancestry) (David Vice)

9 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (David Veiss)

10 pension index, by name (David Vice)

11 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (David Weiss)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (David Vice)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (David Vice)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (David Weiss)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (David Weise)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (David Wiss)

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 791, page 1 (image 2521 on Ancestry)]
[line] 4
[house] 100
[family] 105
[name] Mary Vice widow of David Vice
[rank] Private
[company] A
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 11 Oct 1861
[discharge date] 13 Jul 1865
[length of service] 4 years, [blank] months, [blank] days
[post office address] 12 Marsh Ave Phila
[disability incurred] Chronic Diarhea [sic]
[remarks] missing

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, March 2005]
Mary Veiss [sic] wid David, h 12 Marsch av

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 30 April 2015, from Fold3]


Vice David
Co. I A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Weiss David

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 3 May 15]

Weiss David
Co. I A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 4 May 15]

Weise David
Co. I A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Weiss David

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 7 May 15]

Wiss David
Co. I, A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Weiss David

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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