The pension index suggests I may have the wrong William Wolfgang in the censuses.
He was born in January 1846 (5; 2 (18 in 1865), 4 (33 in 1880), 5 (54 in 1900)). He was born in Pennsylvania (2, 4, 5).
When he enlisted, he was a laborer (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (2).
He was a substitute (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 27 March 1865 (1, 2, 3). He was enlisted for one year, at Pottsville, Pennsylvania, by Captain Bowen (2). He was mustered in as a private in company H (1, 9).
In 1874/75, he married Susan M [unknown family name] (5). In 1900 and 1910, she reported having had no children (5). They did adopt at least one child (William), and perhaps another (Mary) (5, 6).
In 1880, he was living in South Butler Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (4). He was living with his wife Susan (4). He was a laborer, and had been unemployed for two months in the previous year (4).
In 1890, he was living in Gordon, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (3).
On 3 March 1898, he successfully applied for a pension (8).
In 1900, he was living on McKnight Street, in Gordon Borough, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with his wife Susan and adopted son [?] William (5). He was a locomotive engineer, but had been out of work twelve months in the previous year (5).
He died in 1909 (8).
On 8 January 1909, his widow, Emma M Wolfgang, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (7, 8).
In 1910, his widow, Susan, was living on McKnight Street, in Gordon Borough, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (6). She was living with her daughter (sic; perhaps adopted daughter?) Mary (6).
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) (Wm Wolfgang)
2 company H, descriptive roll, #172 (William Wolfgang)
3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Gordon, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 175, page 1 (William Wolfgang)
4 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, South Butler Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 177, microfilm series T9, film 1191, page 96 D = 8 handwritten (William Wolfgang)
5 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Gordon Boro, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 135, microfilm series T623, film 1483, page 238 B = 5 handwritten (William Wolfgang)
6 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Gordon Borough, supervisor's district 5 [?], enumeration district 31, microfilm series T624, film 1416, page 249 (Susan A Wolfgang)
7 pension index, by name (William Wolfgang)
8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (William Wolfgang)
9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Wolfgang)
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|name||Wolfgang William||" Susan M.|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|school this year|
|name||Wolfgang William||- Susan M||Wolfgang William C|
|birth date||Jany 1846||Aug 1851||July 1879|
|# years married||26||26|
|mother of how many children?||0|
|# of children living||0|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Locomotive Engineer||Day Laborer|
|# months not employed||12||0|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Wolfgang Susan A||- Mary B|
|#years present marriage|
|mother of # children||0|
|mother of # living children||0|
|nature of industry etc.||Private Family|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb||[illegible]|