91st PA: Henry B Weigle (or Wiegle)

Henry B Weigle (or Wiegle)

Before the war

He was born on 5 May 1830, in Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, to John Weigle and Mary Magdalena Schriver. [sources: date: 9, 13, 15, 17; 2 (34 in 1865), 6 (30 in 1860), 7 (40 in 1870), 8 (50 in 1880), 9 (70 in 1900), 11 (20 in 1850), 18 (34 in 1865). place: 17; 6, 7, 8, 9, 11. parents: 15 (John Weigle and Mary Braine), 17 (John Weigle and Mary Magdelena Schriver)]

In 1850, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with John and Maria Weigle (presumably his parents), along with nine other Weigle's (presumably his siblings). [source: 11]

In 1856/57, he married Anna Mary Means. She was born on 19 December 1835, in Pennsylvania.

[sources: 6, 7, 8, 9 (3 children, 2 alive in 1900), 10 (4 children, 2 alive in 1910), 16, 17]

In 1860, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer, and owned $1,230 in personal property. He was living with his wife Anna M, his child Clayton, and two other people. [source: 6]

During the war

He was drafted. He was mustered into service as a private on 28 February 1865 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He was a private in company F. [sources: 1, 2, 12, 18, 20-21]

On the May/June 1865 muster roll, he was reported as a nurse at the Division Hospital. [source: 18]

He was discharged by general order on 7 July 1865, at the Augur USA General Hospital, near Alexandria, Virginia. He owed the US $11.66 or $37.65 for clothing. He was owed pay since he enrolled. [sources: 1, 2, 12, 18 (citing company muster-out roll), 20-21]

After the war

On 18 October 1865, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 3, 4]

In 1870, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer, and owned $3,500 in real estate, and $1,000 in personal property. He was living with his wife Anna, and children Clayton, Harvey, and William. [source: 7]

In 1880, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary A, and children Clayton, Samuel H, and William G. He was a farmer. [source: 8]

In 1890, he was living in Menallen Township or Bendersville Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [source: 5]

In 1900, he was living in Bendersville Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer. He was living with his wife Anna M, and son William G. [source: 9]

On 19 May 1906, he died, in Bendersville, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He died of cancer of intestine (2 years duration). He was a retired farmer. On 21 May 1906, he was buried in Haven of Rest Cemetery, Bendersville Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania. According to Adams County, Pennsylvania Cemeteries, this is another name for Bendersville Cemetery (accessed 7 December 2010). [sources: 12, 13, 14, 15]

On 29 May 1906, his widow, Anna M Weigle, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. The certificate was dated 6 November 1906. [sources: 3, 4]

On 19 April 1908, his pension was increased to $12 per month, under the Act of 19 April 1908. [source: 19]

In 1910, his widow, A Mary Weigle, was living in Bendersville Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania. She was living with a servant. [source: 10]

His widow, Hannah Mary Weigle, died on 1 October 1914. She was buried in the Bendersville Cemetery, Bendersville, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 16, 19 (2 Oct 1914)]

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) (Henry Wiegle)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Henry Wiegle [rolls have 'Weigle'])

3 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Henry Weigle)

4 pension index, by name (2 cards) (Henry Weigle)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Two and Bendersville Boro, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 17, page 9 [sic] (Henry B Weigel)

6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Bendersville), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 420 = 74 handwritten (Henry Weigle)

7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams, Menallen Township (post office Bendersville), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 265 = 29 handwritten (Henry Weigle)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 37 C = 19 handwritten (Henry Weigle)

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Bendersville Borough, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 3, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 45 A = 19 handwritten (Henry Weigle)

10 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Bendersville Borough, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 33, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 259 B = 4 handwritten (A Mary Weigle)

11 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 49 (Henry Weigle)

12 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010) (Henry B Weigle)

13 Find a grave, memorial 49800784 (accessed 7 December 2010) (Henry B Weigle)

14 Pennsylvania death indices, 1906 ("Weigle, Henry B.; 42755; Bendersville; May 19.")

15 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Adams County, 19 May 1906, file number 42755 (Henry B Weigle)

16 Find a grave, memorial 49800972, created by Randall C McCauslin, added 16 Mar 2010, accessed 7 Apr 2013 (Hannah [sic] Mary Weigle)

17 'Janet and Robert Wolfe genealogy', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Janet and Robert Wolfe, last updated 4 March 2013, accessed 7 April 2013 (Henry B Weigle)

18 compiled military record, Henry Weigle, co. I; obtained from National Archives and Records Administration

19 US Veterans administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933 (Henry Weigle)

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

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

Note on identification

The index to the compiled service records clearly separates him from the Henry Weigle who served in company B. I believe I have correctly identified this Henry Weigle, based in part on the 1890 veterans schedule transcribed below and the widow's name in the pension index by name (entry 4 below). (See the note on identification about the other Henry Weigle for more details.) But the similarity leaves me less confident than I would like to be.

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1920 US census
Ancestry and Family Search indices (accessed 7 April 2013)
1930 US census
Ancestry and Family Search indices (accessed 7 April 2013)
1940 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 13 Dec 2013)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 7 April 2013)
Pennsylvania death indices
1913 ("Weigel, Anna M.; 98327; Coraopolis; Oct. 1."; Coraopolis is in Allegheny County)
1914 (I did not find Hannah Mary Weigle,; an Annie M Weigle did die on 13 October in Pittsburgh)
1915 (I did not find Hannah Mary Weigle; an Annie Weigle died on 1 January in Manchester)

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Henry B Weigle in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 49]
[identity is uncertain; see the note on identification above]
line2345678910111213
Dwellings visited638           
Families visited705           
NameJohn WeigleMaria "Daniel "Henry "Rebecka "Levila "Cathrine "Mary "Hanah "Sarah "John "Jacob "
Age474722201615141210763
SexMFMMFFFFFFMM
Color            
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer CarpenterA [?]        
Real estate owned1500           
Birthplace" [sc. PA]"""""""""""
Married within year            
Attended school within year     1111   
Over 20 & can't read/write            
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.            

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Bendersville), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 420 = 74 handwritten]
[identity is uncertain; see the note on identification above]
line2021222324
Dwelling number521    
Family number538    
NameHenry WeigleAnna M "Clayton "David JonesSarah Mays
Age30242/121411
SexMFMMF
Color    M
OccupationFarmer    
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate1230    
Place of birthDo [sc. Pennsylvania]DoDoDoDo
Married within year     
Attended school within year   11
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams, Menallen Township (post office Bendersville), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 265 = 29 handwritten]
[identity is uncertain; see the note on identification above]
line1415161718
Dwelling-house number217    
Family number237    
NameWeigle Henry- Anna- Clayton- Harvey- William
Age40341093
SexMFMMM
ColorWWWWW
OccupationFarmerKeeping House   
Real estate value3500    
Personal estate value1000    
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""
Father foreign born     
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year  11 
Can't read     
Can't write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...     

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 37 C = 19 handwritten]
[identity is uncertain; see the note on identification above]
line1718192021
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #169    
family visit #183    
nameWeigle Henry- Mary A- Clayton- Samuel H- William G
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMM
age5045211813
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeSonSonSon
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationFarmerKeeping houseFarm laborerFarm laborer 
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year  111
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Two and Bendersville Boro, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 17, page 9 [sic]]
[identity is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 20
[house] 294
[family] 309
[name] Henry B Weigel
[rank] Private
[company] [illegible]
[unit] 91 Reg Pa
[enlistment date] 24 Feb 1865
[discharge date] = = =
[length of service] = = =
[post office address] Aspens
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Bendersville Borough, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 3, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 45 A = 19 handwritten]
[identity is uncertain; see the note on identification above]
line131415
streetMain Street
house number   
dwelling number83  
family number401  
nameWeigle Henry- Anna M- William G
relationshipHeadWifeSon
colorWWW
sexMFM
birth dateMay 1830Dec 1835Sep 1866
age706433
married?MMS
# years married4343 
mother of how many children? 3 
# of children living 2 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationFarmer Teacher
# months not employed9 2
# months in school   
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseF  
# of farm schedule   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Bendersville Borough, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 33, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 259 B = 4 handwritten]
[identity is uncertain; see the note on identification above]
line5657
streetEast Street
house nr  
dwelling nr93 
family nr113 
nameWeigle A. MaryRaffensburger [??] Clara E
relationshipHeadServant
sexFF
colorWW
age7462
marital statusWdWd
#years present marriage  
mother of # children41
mother of # living children21
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationOwn incomeServant
nature of industry etc. Private family
employer etc. W
out of work 15 Apr 1910? No
# weeks out of work 1909 0
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedO 
owned free or mortagagedF 
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vet  
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 Henry
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 8 May 15]

Wigle Henry
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Weigle Henry

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

compiled military record

[compiled military record, Henry Weigle, co. I; obtained from National Archives and Records Administration]
[transcribed the five cards on 8 December 2013]


[page 1]
3099
Weigle. Henry
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Private Private
1 22052148
2 22052230
3 22052354
4 22039260

Number of personal papers herein 0.

Book Mark: [blank]

See also [blank]

[page 2]

W 91 Pa.
Henry Wigle [sic]
Pvt, Co. F, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for Mar + Apr, 1865.
Present
Stoppage [blank]
Due Gov't [blank]
Remarks, Reported for Duty Feb. 28 /65.
(Drafted and mustered in Feb 28. 1865 at Chambersburg Pa for 1 yr.)
Book mark: [blank]
Browning Copyist.

[card 3]
W 91 Pa.
Henry Weigle
Pvt, Co. F, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for May + June, 1865.
Present
Stoppage, [blank]
Due Gov't, [blank]
Remarks: Reported for dutie [sic] Feb. 28 /65. Nurse at Divis hosp.
Book mark: [blank]
Browning Copyist.

[card 4]

W 91 Pa.
Henry Weigle
Pvt, Co. F, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Age 34 years.
Appears on Co. Muster-out Roll, dated Camp in the field, July 10, 1865.
[crossed out:] Muster-out-to-date [blank]
Last paid to Pay due from muster

Clothing account:
Last settled [blank]; drawn since [blank]
Due soldier [blank]; due U.S. $11 66/100
Am't for cloth'g in kind or money adv'd [blank]

Due U.S. for arms, equipments, &c., [blank]
Bounty paid [blank]
Remarks: Reported for duty Feb 28 /65
x Absent Sick No Discharge given
* m/o July 7, 1865 per G.O. 77 Apl 28, 1865

* so on roll
Book mark: [blank]
Thomas Copyist.

[card 5]

W 91 Pa.
Henry Weigle
Pvt, Co. F, 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf.
Age 34 years.
Appears on a
Detachment Muster-out Roll
of the organization named above. Roll dated
Washington D.C. July 7, 1865.
Muster-out to date July 7, 1865.
Last paid to Pay Due from enrollment

Clothing account:
Last settled [blank]; drawn since enrollment $37 65/100
Due soldier [blank]; due U.S. [blank]
Am't for cloth'g in kind or money adv'd $37 65/100

Due U.S. for arms, equipments, &c., [blank]
Bounty paid [blank]; due [blank]
Remarks: No Record of Bounty
Mustered out in compliance with G.O. 77 A.G.O. Apl. 28. 1865 - at Augur U.S.A. Genl Hospl near Alexa Va

Book mark: [blank]
Murray Copyist.

Veterans administration pension payment card

[US Veterans administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933, Henry Weigle]
[transcribed from FamilySearch, 14 December 2013]

NAME: Weigle, Anna M
Certificate No. 617541
ARMY WIDOW.
Law: ACT APRIL 19th, 1908.
Name of Soldier: Henry Weigle
Service: Pvt F 91 Pa. Inf

ISSUES
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
Increased to $12.00 per month from April 19th, 1908, by act of that date.6 Nov. 1906

MINORS--$2 PER MONTH ADDITIONAL.
[blank]

Fees: [blank]
Transferred from: Pittsburgh
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: 10/2/14
Bureau notified: OCT 24 1914
Remarks: [blank]
Former Roll No. 636A.J

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Adams County
NAME Weigle, Henry B
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 2/28/65-7/7/65
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. F. 91st Pa. Vol.
RANK Private
CEMETERY NAME Haven of Rest
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Bendersville Boro.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY 119 ft. from N. fence SECTION A ROW 12 Grave No.
HEADSTONE FAMILY
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Personal Investigation
DATE 3/18/36
REMARKS

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Adams County, 19 May 1906, file number 42755, Henry B Weigle]
[received from Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records 5 April 2013 (ordered 30 November 2012)]

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.
File No. 42755
Registered No. 24
Registration District No. [blank]
Primary Registration District No. 1002

PLACE OF DEATH
County of Adams
Borough of Bendersville
FULL NAME Henry B. Weigle

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
SEX Male
COLOR White
DATE OF BIRTH May 5th [?] 1830
AGE 76 years, [blank] months, 14 days
Married
BIRTHPLACE Penna.
NAME OF FATHER John Weigle
BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Penna
MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Mary Braine [?]
BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Penna
OCCUPATION Retired Farmer
THE ABOVE STATED PERSONAL PARTICULARS ARE TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF
(Informant) S H Weigle
(Address) Ottowa, Kansas
Filed May 21 1906
D. P. Delap Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
DATE OF DEATH May 19" 1906

I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from October 1905 to May 19 1906 that I last saw him alive on May 19 1906 and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 11.30 P.M.

The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Cancer of Intestine
Two Years Duration
Contributory [blank]
(Signed) J G Stover AM M.D.
May 21" 1906 (Address) Bendersville, Pa
SPECIAL INFORMATION only for Hospitals, Institutions, Transients, or Recent Residents [blank]
PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Bendersville Pa.
DATE OF BURIAL May 21" 1906
UNDERTAKER Anthony Deardorf
ADDRESS York Springs

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