91st PA: John McGonigle

John McGonigle

Before the war

He was born in 1836/37, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to James McGonigle and Jane [unknown family name]. [sources: date: 3 (27 in 1864), 4 (24 in 1860), 5 (40 in 1878), 6 (40 in 1878). place: 3, 4, 6. parents: 4, 5]

In 1860, he was living in ward 7, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with James and Jane McGonigal (presumably his parents), and with William, Margaret, Thomas, and Sarah McGonigal (presumably his siblings). He was a type caster, and owned $100 in personal property. [source: 4]

When he enlisted, he was a type founder. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 18 February 1864. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Shipley. He was mustered in by Lieutenant Burke. He was a private in company D. [sources: 1 (8 Feb 64), 3, 7-11]

On 4 March 1865, he went on a furlough. He returned when it expired, on 19 March 1865. [source: 2]

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company. He was a private, in company D. [sources: 1, 7-11]

After the war

On 5 October 1878, he died, at 532 South 15th Street, ward 7, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died of cirrhosis of liver. He was married, and was a type founder. On 8 October 1878, he was buried, in Monument Cemetery, Philadelpia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 5, 6]

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) (John McGonigle)

2 enlisted men's furloughs (McGonigal)

3 company D, second descriptive roll, entry 49 (John W McGonigle)

4 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 7, microfilm series M653, film 1157, page 255 = 255 handwritten (James McGonigal)

5 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, Tuesday 8 October 1878, page 5 (John McGonigle)

6 death certificate Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 5 October 1878 (John Macgonigle)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John McGonigal)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John McGonigle)

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John McGonegal)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John McGonagal)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Megonigal)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed April 2006)
pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed April 2006)
Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 8 January 2015)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 8 January 2015)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 8 January 2015)
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accessed 8 January 2015 (searched both name and cemetery)

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John McGonigle in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 7, microfilm series M653, film 1157, page 255 = 255 handwritten]
line34353637383940
Dwelling number1581      
Family number1886      
NameJames McGonigalJane "John "William "Margaret "Thomas "Sarah "
Age5452241816139
SexMFMMFMF
Color       
OccupationType Caster Type Casterdo   
Value of real estate owned3000      
Value of personal estate200 100    
Place of birthdo [sc. Ireland]doPennsylvaniadodododo
Married within year       
Attended school within year     11
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 8 January 2015, from Fold3]


McGonigal, John
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McGonigle, John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 8 January 2015]

McGonigle, John
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 8 January 2015]

McGonegal, John
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McGonigle John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 16 January 2015]

McGonagal, John
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McGonigle, John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 5, transcribed 18 January 2015]

Megonigal, John
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
McGonigle John

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 5 October 1878, John Macgonigle]
[transcribed 8 January 2015, from FamilySearch]
[his occupation makes the identification likely]


RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.

CORONER'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, John Macgonigle
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 40
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Oct 5th
7. Cause of Death, Cirrhosis of Liver
W K [?] Gilbert M.D., Coroner.

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Type Founder
9. Place of Birth, Philadelphia
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 7th
12. Street and Number, 532 South 15th Street
13. Date of Burial, Tuesday Oct 8th 5 oclock
14. Place of Burial, Monument Cemetery
Thos Graham Undertaker.
Residence, 1125 Lombard St

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, Tuesday 8 October 1878, page 5 (John McGonigle)]
[transcribed 8 January 2015, from GenealogyBank]

McGONIGLE.--On the 5th instant, JOHN, son of James and the late Jane McGonigle, aged forty years.

The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the residence of his father, No. 532 S. Fifteeenth street. To proceed to Monument Cemetery.


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