91st PA--Francis Corle

Francis Corle

Before the war

He was born on 18 January 1827 or 27 February 1827, in Pavia, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, to Jacob Corle Junior and Catherine Mock. [sources: date: 2 (27 Feb), 3 (18 Jan), 4 (18 Jan); 9 (37 in 1864), 12 (33 in 1860), 16 (25 in 1850), 20 (1827). place: 2, 3, 9, 12, 16. parents: 2, 3, 20]

He married Elizabeth Whysong on 28 April 1847, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. They were married by Justice of the Peace Jacob Claar. She was born on 21 or 22 August 1827, in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. They had nine children:

[sources: 2 (21 Aug 27), 3 (22 Aug 27; 8--doesn't mention Catherine), 4, 13 (21 Aug 27), 24 (which mentions four children alive in 1865, and four unnamed children who had died)]

In 1850, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Betsey, and with Mary Ann and Cathan Corle (presumably their children). He was a farmer. [source: 16]

In 1860, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Elizabeth, and with their children Mary Ann and Elias. He was a farmer, and owned $400 in real estate, and $200 in personal property. [source: 12]

When he enlisted, he was a storekeeper. [source: 9]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair. [source: 9]

During the war

He was drafted. He enlisted for one year and was mustered into service, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, on 21 September 1864. His service was credited to the 16th Congressional District. He was a private in company G. [sources: 1, 9, 23, 24]

He was wounded on 27 October 1864 at Hatcher's Run, Virginia. He died in the regimental hospital of those wounds, either on that day, or on 29 October 1864. He was a private, in company G. [sources: 1 (27 Oct), 8, 9 (29 Oct [?]), 11, 20 (29 Oct), 21 (27 Oct), 23, 24 (27 Oct)]

In November 1864, William B Lambright went to Hatcher's Run, disinterred Corle's body, and brought it back to Bedford County, where it was buried immediately after his return. (He wasn't an undertaker--at least, in the 1870 census, he was living in Union Township, and worked in a grist mill.) [source: 24]

He was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery near Pavia, Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 7; 4, 20, 21 ("Pavia Cemetery")]

After the war

On 23 January 1865, his widow, Elizabeth Corle, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension under the Act of 14 July 1862. Her application was approved on 30 May 1865, retroactive to 29 October 1864, and she received $8 per month. The certificate was dated 3 June 1865. [sources: 10, 15, 17, 24]

On 29 August 1865, his widow, Elizabeth, married Joseph Walter, of Union Township, Bedford County. They were married by Adolphus Ake, Justice of the Peace for Union Township. [sources: 13, 24]

On 3 September 1866, the Bedford County Orphans' Court appointed Adolphus Ake guardian of the persons and estates of Elias, Sarah, Rachel, and Adolphus Corle. They required him to post $1,000 bond. [source: 24]

On 17 November 1866, Adolphus Ake, guardian of Corle's minor dependents, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension under the Act of 14 July 1862. (On 31 July 1867, he also applied for a pension under the Act of 6 June 1866.) The pension was approved on 8 March 1870, and the certificate was dated 21 March 1870. He received $8 per month and $2 per month for each child under sixteen, retroactive to 30 August 1865, ending on 4 May 1879. [sources: 10, 15, 17 (11 Dec 69??), 24]

In 1870, Joseph and Elizabeth Walter were living in Union, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. They were living with Elias, Sarah, and Adolphus (Elizabeth's children), and Maria (all surnamed 'Walter'). [source: 14]

In 1880, Elizabeth Walter was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her husband Walter, with Maria Jane and Adolphus Walter, and with Julian E Knipple. Joseph Walter was a farmer. [source: 19]

In 1890, Elizabeth Walter was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She was the widow of Francis Corle, who was 'killed in [the] army by gun shot'. [source: 18]

Elizabeth Walter, his widow, died on 18 March 1892. She was buried in the Mount Zion Cemetery, Pavia, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 22, 25]

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 Lingenfelter GEDCOM, on http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com (updated 21 March 2004; searched 3 July 2004) (Francis B Corle)
[numerous other GEDCOM's on WorldConnect have similar information, but most list fewer than nine children]

3 Jacob Mock GEDCOM, on http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com (revised 25 August 2003, searched 3 July 2004) (Francis Corle)
[This refers to "Pavia Cemetery Book by James Boor, pg.20" and "Pavia Veteran's Monument located in Pavia Cem., Pavia, PA"]

4 message on Corle message board, at rootsweb.com, by Cheryl, 27 April 2004 (searched 3 July 2004) (Francis B Corle)

5 [no reference]

6 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clairsville, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 687 = 1 handwritten; and 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East St Clair, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 234, microfilm series T9, film 1098, age 301 = 8 D handwritten (Josiah and Elizabeth Imler)

7 message, from David and Carol Eddleman, 13 November 2002, on PABEDFOR list at RootsWeb, transcribing burial list from the Bedford Inquirer, 22 May 1908 (Francis Corle)

8 company G, register of deaths (Francis Corle)

9 company G, second descriptive roll, [#41] (Francis Corle)

10 pension index, by name (Francis B Corle)

11 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 30 October 1864 (Privt F Corle)

12 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 635 = 17 handwritten (Francis Corl)

13 e-mail, C A Bickel, 29 January 2008 (citing the 1870 census [see 14], Tom Imler They planted a tree in the forest, and oral family history) (Francis Corle)

14 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township (post office St Clairsville), microfilm series M593, film 1034, page 701 = 25 handwritten (Elizabeth Walter)

15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Francis P Corle)

16 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 252 = 501 handwritten (Francis Corle)

17 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate number WC 48,418 (Elizabeth Corl widow of Francis B Corl (G))

18 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 91, page 3, image 4 of 5 on Ancestry (accessed 20 November 2012) (Elizabeth Walter widow of Francis Corle)

19 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 237, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 338 = 4 D handwritten (FamilySearch) (Elizabeth Walter)

20 Find a grave, memorial 44644851, created by Elsetta, added 21 November 2009, accessed 19 November 2012 (Francis Corle)

21 Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1929-1990 (Francis Corle)

22 'Law, Knight, Kerr', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Mark Law, last updated 9 September 2012, accessed 19 November 2012; died 18 March 1892 (Elizabeth Whysong)

23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Francis Corle)

24 dependent's pension certificate file, certificate number WC 141,020, Elias B, Sarah R, and Adolphus Corle (Francis B Corle)

25 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 699 verso = 22 handwritten (William Lambright)

26 Find a grave, memorial 73810470, created 23 July 2011, by Harriet (Nave) Clapper, accessed 29 November 2014 (Elizabeth Whysong Corle)

Note on widow's identification

According to some gedcoms available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, his wife, Elizabeth, married Josiah Imler. However, the absence of her children in the household with Josiah and Elizabeth Imler in the 1870 and 1880 censuses, the presence of (apparently) her children in the household with Joseph and Elizabeth Walter, other evidence cited by C A Bickel, and the 1890 veterans schedule confirm that she actually married Joseph Walter, as is explicit in the dependents' pension certificate file. [sources: 6, 13, 18, 24]

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1900 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 19 November 2012)
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 19 November 2012)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 19 November 2012)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 19 November 2012)
applications for headstones for military veterans 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 19 November 2012)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 19 November 2012)

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Francis Corle in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Francis Corle in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 252 = 501 handwritten]
[identification is likely given his burial place (confirmed by the Pennsylvania veterans burial card) and his widow's name (confirmed by the widow's pension certificate file)]
line32333435
Dwellings visited90   
Families visited90   
NameFrancis CorleBetsy CorleMary [?] Ann CorleCathan Corle
Age252342
Sexmfff
Color    
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer   
Real estate owned    
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]"""
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Over 20 & can't read/write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 635 = 17 handwritten]
[identification is likely given his burial place (confirmed by the Pennsylvania veterans burial card) and his widow's name (confirmed by the widow's pension certificate file)]
line3456
Dwelling number887   
Family number844   
NameFrancis CorlElizabeth "Mary Ann "Elias "
Age3332124
Sexmffm
Color    
OccupationFarmer   
Value of real estate owned400   
Value of personal estate200   
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]"""
Married within year    
Attended school within year  1 
Cannot read & write 1  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township (post office St Clairsville), microfilm series M593, film 1034, page 701 = 25 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on widow's indentification above]
line 20212223242526
Dwelling-house number181      
Family number181      
NameWalter Joseph- Elizebeth [sic]- Elias- Sarah- Adolphus- MariaCorle Mary
Age34421486422
Sexmfmfmff
Colorwwwwwww
OccupationFarmerKeeping House    Domestic Servant
Real estate value1500      
Personal estate value600      
Birthplace" [sc. Pennsylvania]""""""
Father foreign born       
Mother foreign born       
Birth month if born within year       
Marriage month if married within year       
Attended school past year  1    
Can't read11     
Can't write111    
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, Bedford County, Union Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 237, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 338 = 4 D handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely given his burial place (confirmed by the Pennsylvania veterans burial card) and his widow's name (confirmed by the widow's pension certificate file)]
line1516171819
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #30    
family visit #31    
nameWalter, Joseph- Elizabeth-, Maria Jane-, AdolphusKnipple, Julian E
colorWWWWW
sexMFFMF
age455314 [?]175
month born if born in year     
relationship Wife[blank]Step sonAdopted daughter
single  ---
married--   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationFarmerKeeping house Farm laborer 
months unemployed0 [?]  0 [?] 
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year  ---
can't read--   
can't write--   
birthplacePenna""""
father's birthplacePenna""""
mother's birthplacePenna""""

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 91, page 3, image 4 of 5 on Ancestry (accessed 20 November 2012)]
[identification is likely given his burial place (confirmed by the Pennsylvania veterans burial card) and his widow's name (confirmed by the widow's pension certificate file)]

[line] 13
[house] 37
[family] 38
[name] Elizabeth Walter widow of Francis Corle
[rank] [blank]
[company] [blank]
[unit] [blank]
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] Pavia, Bedford Co Pa
[disability incurred] Killed in army by gun shot
[remarks] dos [sic] not know name of company

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 23 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Corle Francis
Co. G, 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 number WC 48,418, Elizabeth Corl widow of Francis B Corl (G)]
[abstracted 19 November 2012, from Fold3]
*
Elizabeth Corl widow of Francis B Corl private G 91 PA Vol applied for a pension under the Act of 14 July 1862 (p.2)
approved, retroactive to 29 October 1864, for $8 per month, Philadelphia agency (p.2)
certificate 48,418 dated 3 June 1865 and sent to Jno Palmer, Bedford PA (p.2)
*
a minors' pension application was filed, number 137,418 (p.3)
[filed?] on 11 December 69 [?--the last digit of the year is very hard to read] (p.3)

dependent's pension certificate file

[dependent's pension certificate file, certificate number WC 141,020, Elias B, Sarah R, and Adolphus Corle, children of Francis B Corle (G)]
[abstracted from 45 images on Fold3, November 2014]
28 April 1847
Francis B Corle married Elizabeth Whysong, at Maritta, Union Twp, Bedford Cty, PA, by Jacob Claar, Justice of the Peace (pp.4, 6, 24, 43)
children: Mary Ann (born 30 January 1848, married Joseph Ickes), Elias B (born 25 June 1856), Sarah Rachel (born 7 March 1861), Adolphus (born 5 May 1863) (pp.4, 6, 22 [Rachel], 24, 26, 28 [Adolphus], 30 [Elias], 43 [Sarah Rachel b. 24 Mar 1861])
four other children had died by 1865 (p.43)
21 Sep 1864
drafted, at Chambersburg PA (pp.8, 10)
mustered in as pvt at Chambersburg (pp.8, 10)
29 Oct 1864
Francis B Corle died of wounds received in action (p.4 (27 Oct, Hatcher's Run), p.6 (27 Oct, Hatcher's Run, died same day as wounded), p.24 (27 Oct), p.43 (27 Oct, in division hospital))
muster-out roll reports him private, "Died Oct. 27" 1864. at Poplar Grove Church Va. of wounds rec'd in action" (p.8)
Regimental Surgeon W G Keir [sic] reported him as dying on 27 October 1864 at the regimental hospital of wounds receivedin action (p.9)
Oct 1864 monthly return report him as 'Died, Oct 29 /64 at City Point, of wounds rec'd' (p.10)
23 Jan 1865
Elizabeth Corle, 37 years old, resident of Union Twp Bedford County PA, applied for a widow's pension, under the Act of 14 July 1862 (p.43)
dated January 1865 (p.43)
application 80,254 (pp.9, 10)
attorney: John Palmer (of Bedford PA) (p.43)
Adolphus Ake and Catherine A Fether testified about her identity (p.43)
approved 30 May 1865, pension of $8 per month, retroactive to 29 October 1864 (p.45)
examining clerk: L Holtzlander (p.45)
10 March 1865
the Adjutant General's Office reported the above-summarized information to the Pension Office (p.10 [see p.41 for the request])
15 [missing] 1865
the Pension Bureau sent circulars 1 and [missing] (p.42)
5 April 1865
Surgeon General's office sent the above-summarized information to the Pension Office (p.9)
28 August 1865
Elizabeth received a pension through 28 August 1865 (p.3)
29 August 1865
Elizabeth Corle married James Walter, of Union Township, by Adolphus Ake (Justice of the Peace for Union Twp) (pp.4, 6, 15, 24)
3 September 1866
the Orphans' Court of Bedford County appointed Adolphus Ake guardian of the persons and estates of Elias, Sarah, Rachel, and Adolphus Corle, requiring $1,000 bond (p.37)
17 November 1866
Elias, Rachel, and Adolphus Corle applied for a pension based on their father's service (Francis B Corle, G 91 PA), under the act of 14 July 1862 (and later added the act of 25 July 1866) (p.4)
the guardian, Adolphus Ake, 38 years old, resided in Bedford County, post office St Clairsville, Bedford County, PA (p.4)
attorney: Edward F Kerr, Bedford PA
initial attorney: John Palmer, Bedford PA (p.4)
dated 31 October 1866 (p.4)
application 137,418 (p.8)
pension certificate issued for $8 per month and $2 per month for each child under 16, retroactive to 30 August 1865, ending 4 May 1879, with $2 per month additional for each child under 16, payable to Adolphus Ake (pp.3, 34)
passed on 8 March 1870 (p.3)
certificate dated 21 March 1870 (p.34)
examiner Lewis C White (p.3)
1 May 1867
Adolphus Ake changed his attorney to Edward F Kerr (p.35)
21 May 1867
the Adjutant General's Office sent the Pension Office the above-summarized information (p.8; see p.32 for the request)
31 July 1867
Adolphus Ake (guardian of Elias, Rachel, and Adolphus Corle), 39 years old, applied for a pension under the Act of 6 June 1866 (p.6)
attorney Edward F Kerr, Bedford PA (p.6)
witnesses: Abraham B Blum [?] and John P Reed (residents of Bedford) (p.7)
21 June [?] 1869
the pension bureau sent circulars 10 and 20 [to Adolphus Ake's attorney] (p.33)
19 June [?] 1869
the pension bureau sent circular 20 [to Adolphus Ake's attorney?] (p.33)/dd>
11 December 1869
'c. [?] per [?] Ren. P. of B. [=?] and names of children' (p.33)
4 January 1870
Jacob Claar swore that he married Francis B Corle and Elizabeth Whysong on 28 April 1847 (p.12)
also swore to it, and the lack of any record, on 7 January 1865 (p.20)
5 January 1870
Joseph and Maryan Ickes swore that they were intimately acquainted with Joseph and Elizabeth Walter, that she was formerly Francis B Corle's wife, remarried on 29 August 1865, by Adolphus Ake (p.17)
Mary A Feaster and Maryan Ickes swore that they were intimately acquainted with Francis B Corland also knew his wife and children, and swore to Rachel's birth and that she was the third child (p.22)
Elizabeth Walter swore to various facts summarizes above (p.24)
Marry A Griffith and Marry A Feather (both of Union Twp Bedford Cty) swore that they knew Francis B Corle well, and know his widow and children intimately and to various facts about Corle's children (pp.26-27)
Marry A Feather and Lititia G Corl (both of Bedford Cty) swore that they were intimately acquainted with Francis B Corle and know his wife and children well, and were present with Adolphus Corle was born (p.28)
Mary A Griffith swore that she is intimately acquainted with Elias Corle and present at his birth (p.30)
28 Feb 1870
William B Lambright swore that he knew Francis B Corle who died on 27 Oct 164 at Hatcher's Run. 'Your affiant further says that he went to Hatcher's Run Virginia in the month of November A.D. 1864 and disintered the body of Francis B. Corle and brought his body back to Bedford County, Pennsylvania to his wife and relatives, and that his body was buried in Union Township, Bedford County near the home of his wife immediately after his return, and that he had the body in charge from the time it was disintered in Virginia until it was buried in Bedford county, Penna' (p.39)
[probably William Lambright, 30, b. PA, works in Grist Mill, living in 1870 in Union Township, Bedford County, PA, with Mary Lambright (24, keeping house), Harriet Lambright (4), and David Enfield (27, b. PA, works in grist mill) [1870 US census, Pennslvania, Bedford County, Union Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 699 verso = 22 handwritten]
15 March 1870
apparently a number was cancelled, and the case was entered (p.3)

Pennsylvania veterans burial card

[Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1929-1990]
[transcribed 20 November 2012, from Ancestry]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Bedford County
NAME Corle, Francis
DATE OF BIRTH Not given
DATE OF DEATH Not given
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE Oct. 27, 1864
ORGANIZATION(S) Company G, 91st Reg. Pa. Vol.
RANK Not given
CEMETERY NAME Pavia Cemetery LOCATION Pavia, Bedford County, Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION Not given RANGE Not given
HEADSTONE Medium sized in fair shape.
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Mrs. S. Dibert
DATE May 21, 1931
REMARKS [blank]

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