91st PA: William Wolf

William Wolf

Before the war

He was born in Molton, England, in 1829/30. [sources: date: 5 (32 in 1861), 7 (31 in 1861). place: 7]

On 10 June 1860, he married Isabella O'Neill, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was born in 1828/29. They had one child:

[source: 13]

When he enlisted, he was a weaver, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 5, 7]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair. [sources: 5, 7]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 25 September 1861. He was enlisted for three years. He was mustered in as a private, in company D. He had rifle 1153 [?]. [sources: 1, 5, 7, 16]

He was transferred to company H on 31 October 1861. [sources: 4, 5]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [source: 9]

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863, at Bealton, Virginia. [sources: 5, 13]

He was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia. [sources: 1, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13]

On 5 July 1864, his right leg was amputated, at Alexandria, Virginia. The knee was donated to the US Army Medical Museum. He died at Alexandria Virginia, on 10 July 1864, of those wounds. He was a private, in company H. The regiment reported his death on 22 July 1864. [sources: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 (9 July), 13 (left), 14, 15, 16]

He was buried at Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia. [sources: 1 (grave 2367), 2 (plot 2377), 14 (plot 2377), 15 (2377)]

After the war

On 1 September 1864, his widow, Isabella Wolf, applied successfully for a pension, from Pennsylvania, under the Act of 14 July 1862. Her post office address was 177 Bodine Street, above Columbia Avenue, Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On 16 February 1865, John L Graham certified information supporting her application. Her application was accepted on 21 February 1865, and she received $8 per month, retroactive to 11 July 1864. [sources: 3, 10, 13]

Except for two possible references to her in the 1866 and 1868 Philadelphia directories (living at rear 1818 Manor), I have found no references to her after 1865. The fact that she did not apply for an increase in pension under the Act of 25 July 1866 may suggest that either her daughter died before she could apply, or she had remarried and her husband adopted Bridget.

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)

2 interment index, Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia (searched 22 Nov 2000) (William Wolf)

3 Veterans' administration. Pension index, by name. (Searched 15 Feb 2001 on Ancestry) (William Wolf)

4 company D, register of men transferred, entry 20 (William Wolf)

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 10 August 2004 (William Wolf)

6 company H, register of deaths (William Wolf)

7 company H, descriptive roll, #22 (William Wolf)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 22 July 1864 (Wm Wolf)

9 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (William Wolf)

10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (William Wolf)

11 [removed]

12 Catalogue of the United States Army Medical Museum. Prepared under the direction of the Surgeon General, U. S. Army. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1866. (W.W.)

13 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 41,625 (Isabella Oneill widow of William Wolf)

14 Find a grave, memorial 3257633, imported from US Veteran's Affairs, 4 March 2000, accessed 19 October 2012 (William Wolf)

15 US National Cemetery interment control cards, 1928-1962 (William Wolf)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007
1850 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 18 Oct 12)
1860 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 18 Oct 12)
their ages rule out the William (40), Isabella (40), and Bridget (10) Wolf living in Philadelphia at 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 17, eastern part, microfilm series M653, film 1167, page 689 = 186 handwritten (FamilySearch)
however, I have not found any other candidates, and have not found this William, Isabella, or Bridget in any other census, which makes me wonder whether the census-taker (or the person giving him information) may have misstated their ages
[people living on Bodine in 1861; I was not able to identify the people I checked in the census]
[note that the south to north progression is Oxford, Columbia, Montgomery]
1861 Sherman's p.755: "O'Neill Arthur, weaver, 134 Bodine bel Montgomery"
1861 Sherman's p.315: "Foley William, tinsmith, Bodine bel Montgomery"
1861 Sherman's p.842: "Roesht August, tailor, Bodine ab Columbia av"
1861 Biddle's p.996: "Toner Peter, laborer, 112 Bodine ab Columbia"
1861 Biddle's p.1047: "Welsh James, laborer, Bodine ab Columbia"
1861 Sherman's p.525: "Kilmartin John, laborer, Bodine ab Columbia"
1861 Biddle's p.934: "Spacker Claymont, cooper, Bodine ab Columbia"
1861 Sherman's p.698: "Mockael Charles, butcher, Bodine ab Columbia"
1861 Biddle's p.945: "Stein Himan, carpenter, Bodine bel Columbia"
1861 Biddle's p.1074: "Wilson Richard, cotton manuf. Bodine bel Columbia av"
1861 Biddle's p.39: "Barlow John, weaver, Bodine bel Columbia"
1861 Sherman's p.498: "Jones William, gluemaker, Bodine bel Columbia"
1861 Biddle's p.246: "Donohue Patrick, weaver, Bodine ab Oxford"
1861 Biddle's p.2: "Abram Joseph, butcher, 1609 Bodine ab Oxford"
1861 Biddle's p.2: "Abrams George, brickmaker, Bodine ab Oxford"
1861 Sherman's p.646: "McQuillin Patrick, laborer, Bodine ab Oxford"
1861 Biddle's p.63: "Berstler William, tailor, Bodine ab Oxford"
1861 Sherman's p.378: "Griffin John, gardener, 1603 Bodine ab Oxford"
1861 Sherman's p.410: "Harrold Joseph, laborer, Bodine ab Oxford"
1865 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 732
[no Isabella Wolf on page 732]
[no Isabella Wolfe on page 733]
1866 McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 799
no Isabella Wolf
"Wolfe Isabella, r 1818 Manor"
[p.402:] "Koerner Marcus, laborer, 1818 Manor"
1867 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory
[no Isabella Wolf on page 1351, no Isabella Wolfe or Isabella Wolff on page 1352]
[searching the OCR-based index did not find any entries on 1818 Manor]
1868 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory
[page 1650 has no Isabella Wolf]
"Wolfe Isabella, h r 1818 Manor"
1869 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory
[page 1582 has no Isabella Wolf]
[page 1583 has no Isabella Wolfe]
1870 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory
[page 1632 has no Isabella Wolf]
[pages 1632-33 have no Isabella Wolf or Wolff]
1871 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory
[page 1512 has no Isabella Wolf or Wolfe]
[searching the OCR-based index found no entries on 1818 Manor]
1870 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Oct 12)
1880 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Oct 12)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 5 June 2009)
1900 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Oct 12)
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Oct 12)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Oct 12)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Oct 12)
Find a grave
searched for Isabella/Isabelle Wolf/Wolfe buried in Philadelphia (accessed 18 Oct 12)
searched for Bridget Wolf buried in Pennsylvania (accessed 18 Oct 12)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 19 Oct 12)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 19 Oct 12)

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*NAME* in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

William Wolf in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 9 May 2015, from Fold3]


Wolf William
Co. D H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

widow's pension certificate file

[widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 41,625 (Isabella Oneill widow of William Wolf)
[abstracted October 2012, from 17 pages on Fold3]
10 June 1860
William Wolf married Isabella O'Neill, at Philadelphia PA, by Wm Loughram (pp. 4, 8)
recorded at St Michaels Church (p.8)
one child: Bridget, born 10 Nov 1862 (p.4)
26 Dec 1863
enrolled on 24 Dec 1863 at Bealton VA (p.6)
mustered in as private, veteran, at Bealton VA (p.6)
18 June 1864
William Wolf wounded at Petersburg (pp.4, 6)
10 July 1864
William Wolf died, of amputation of left leg from gunshot wound, at the US General Hospital Alexandria VA (pp.4, 6)
1 Sep 1864
Isabella Wolf resident of Philadelphia, 35 years old, applied for a pension under the act of 14 July 1862 (p.4)
Isabella's post office address: 177 Bodine St, above Columbia Avenue, Kensington, Philadelphia PA (p.5)
widow of William Wolf (H), (p.4)
dated 3 Aug 1864 (p.4)
attorney W N Ashman Philadelphia PA (p.4)
application #63514 (pp.6, 10)
witnesses: Jane Brown and Jane Grons (residents of Philadelphia) (pp.4-5)
accepted 21 February 1865, $8 per month retroactive to 11 July 1864 (pp.3, 9)
certificate 41,625, dated 24 February 1865 (p.9)
29 Nov 1864
the Pension Office received "16 A.G.R." from the Adjutant General's office (pp.11, 13)
2 Dec 1864
Adjutant General's Office sent the above-summarized information to the Pension Office (p.6; see p.10 for the request)
9 Jan 1865
the pension office sent circular 14 to the Surgeon General (p.11)
11 Feb 1865
circular 14 was returned with evidence, and circulars 9 and 21 were sent (p.11)
the Surgeon General reported that William Wolfe was reported having died on 11 July 1864 at the 3rd Division US General Hospital, Alexandria VA, by Surgeon E Bentley, of "Amp. of left leg from Gunshot wound" (p.12)
16 Feb 1865
John L Graham, at Camp in the Field, certified that William Wolf, private H 91, was wounded in action before Petersburg VA 18 June 1864, died 10 July 1864 by reason of those wounds (p.15)
received by the Pension Office 20 Feb 1865 (p.16)

National Cemetery interment control card

[US National Cemetery interment control cards, 1928-1962]
[transcribed from Ancestry, 19 October 2012]

REPORT OF INTERMENT
NAME OF CEMETERY NATIONAL, ALEXANDRIA, VA.
TO: THE QUARTERMASTER GENERAL, WASHINGTON 25, D.C.
NAME WOLF, William
RANK Pvt.
SERIAL NUMBER [blank]
STATE [blank]
[WAR] [blank]
SERVICE DATA Co. H, 91st Pa. Inf.
DATES OF SERVICE [blank]
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH July 10 1864
DATE OF INTERMENT [blank]
GRAVE OF LOT NO. 2377
REMARKS Info. taken from Old Card 5-27-54-ab.
HEADSTONE OR MARKER ORDERED [blank]
NAME AND ADDRESS OF NEXT OF KIN OR OTHER RESPONSIBLE PERSON [blank]
[...]
QMC FORM 14 REV 1 JUL 50

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