91st PA--Jonathan Corle

Jonathan Corle

Before the war

He was born in 1828, in Pavia, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, to Adam Corle and Martha Shull. [sources: date: 3 (37 in 1864), 6, 7, 8 (31 in 1860). place: 3, 6, 7, 8. parents: 6, 7]

On 23 August 1849, he married Sarah Claar. She was born on 16 February 1831, to Jacob Claar and [unknown]. They were married by Joseph B Ake, Justice of the Peace, at Jacob Claar's house. They had ten children (six of whom were alive in 1910):

[sources: 7 (some others have 'Sarah Walters'?), 12, 13, 14]

In 1860, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Sarah and children George, Matilda, Martha, Susannah, and Simon. He was a farm laborer, and owned $75 in personal property. [source: 8]

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

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, blue eyes, and sandy hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He was drafted. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864. He enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. His service was credited to the 16th Congressional District. He served as a private in company G. [sources: 1, 3, 12, 16]

He was killed on 27 October 1864 near S.8 [?] railroad, at Hatcher's Run, Virginia. He was a private, in company G (16). He was buried in Upper Claar Cemetery, Queen, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 4 (Petersburg), 5, 6 (26 Oct 64), 7 (26 Oct 64), 12 (27 Oct 64), 15 (26 Oct 64)]

After the war

On 23 June 1865, his widow, Sarah Corle, applied successfully for a pension, under the act of 14 July 1862. She was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (post office St Clairville). Her application was accepted on 18 September 1866, retroactive to 27 October 1864. She initially received $8 per month. [sources: 10, 11, 12]

On 22 April 1867, Sarah Corl applied for an increase in her pension, under the act of 25 July 1866. She was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Her application was graned on 8 February 1868, retroactive to 25 July 1866. She received an additional $2 per month for each child under the age of 16. [source: 12]

On 8 May 1879, Sarah Corl applied for arrear of pension, due her under the act of 25 January 1879. The application seems to have been rejected, probably because she wasn't due any money. [source: 12]

In 1880, his widow Sarah was living in South Woodbury Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her children Martha, Joseph, and Sarah, as well as two other Corle's. [source: 9]

In 1890, his widow, Sarah Corl, was living in New Enterprise, South Woodbury Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. [source: 4]

In 1910, his widow, Sarah Corl, was living in Claysburg, Greenfield Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her daughter Sadie and Sadie's family. [source: 13]

On 8 April 1915, Sarah Corl died. She was buried in Upper Claar Cemetery, Queen, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. [source: 12, 14]

In April 1936 Floyd Hoenstine, registrar of veterans' graves in Blair County, Pennsylvania, asked the Veterans' Administration to send information about Jonathan Corl. [source: 12]

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 company G, register of deaths (Jonathan Corle)

3 company G, second descriptive roll, [#39] (Jonathan Corle)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, South Woodbury Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 94, page [3] (Jonathan Corl)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 30 October 1864 (Privt J Corle)

6 "Cardwell Family Tree2002", a GEDCOM available at RootsWeb WorldConnect, updated 17 July 2002 (searched 6 January 2006) (Jonathan Corle)

7 "My Mother's Family--Neely, Biddle, & extended families", a GEDCOM available at RootsWeb WorldConnect, updated 12 June 2005 (searched 6 January 2006) (Jonathan Corle)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township (post office: St Clairsville), microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 636 = 18 handwritten (Jonathan Corl)

9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, South Woodbury Township East, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 240, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 372 C = 24 [?] handwritten (Sarah Corle)

10 pension index, by name (Jonathan Corl [sic])

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Jonathan Corl)

12 abstract of widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 83,926 (Sarah Claar widow of Jonathan Corl)

13 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Greenfield, Claysburg Town, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 70, microfilm series T624, film 1317, page 37 = 10 B handwritten (Sarah Corl)

14 Find a grave, memorial 35511215, added 4 April 2009 by Kat, accessed 26 February 2012 (Sarah Claar Corle)

15 Find a grave, memorial 35511060, added 4 Apr 2009 by Kat, accessed 26 February 2012 (Jonathan Corle)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 26 Feb 12)
1870 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 26 Feb 12)
1900 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 26 Feb 12)
she is not living with her son-in-law Lorenzo Walter (see Greenfield Blair PA, T623, 1381 252 = 2 A); not with Joseph m. Amanda (Woodbury Bedford PA T623, 1376, 210 = 11 A)
1920 US census
FamilySearch and HeritageQuest indices (accessed 26 Feb 12)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 26 Feb 12)

Display


Jonathan Corl in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Jonathan Corl in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township (post office: St Clairsville), microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 636 = 18 handwritten]
[identity is confirmed by the children's names in the widow's pension certificate file]
line9101112131415
Dwelling number895      
Family number852      
NameJonathan CorlSarah "Geo "Matilda "Martha "Susannah "Simon "
Age312675318
Sexmfmfffm
Color       
OccupationFarm Lab      
Value of real estate owned       
Value of personal estate75      
Place of birth" [sc. Pa]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year       
Cannot read & write 1     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, South Woodbury Township East, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 240, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 372 C = 24 [?] handwritten]
[identity is confirmed by the children's names in the widow's pension certificate file]
line373839404142
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #155     
family visit #161     
nameCorle Sarah- Martha- Joseph [?]- Sarah [?]- Chaney [??]- Daisli [?]
colorWWWWWW
sexFFMFMF
age4923201842
month born if born in year      
relationship DaughterSonDaughterSonDaughter
single 11111
married      
widowed/divorced1     
married during year      
occupationKeeping house Laborer   
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year      
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, South Woodbury Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 94, page [3]]
[identity is confirmed by reference to his service]

[line] 29
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] Sarah Corl widow of Jonathan Corl
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 91 [?] Penna Inf
[enlistment date] [blank]
[discharge date] [blank]
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] New Enterprise
[disability incurred] Killed at Pettersburg [sic]
[remarks] [blank]

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Greenfield, Claysburg Town, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 70, microfilm series T624, film 1317, page 37 = 10 B handwritten]
[identity is confirmed by the number of children and daughter's name and age]
line575859606162636465
streetKlahr Road
house nr         
dwelling nr159        
family nr165        
nameWalter Lorenzo- Sadie C- Jennie E- Annie B- Carrie E- Freddie O [?]- Henry R- [illegible] ACorl Sarah
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughterDaughterSonSonGrand SonMother in law
sexMFFFFMMMF
colorWWWWWWWWW
age5046201816121011/1278
marital statusM1M1SSSS SSWd
#years present marriage2424       
mother of # children 6      10
mother of # living children 6      6
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated         
naturalized/alien         
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish English
occupationFarmerNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
nature of industry etc.General farm        
employer etc.OA        
out of work 15 Apr 1910?         
# weeks out of work 1909         
can readYesYesYesYesYesYesYes Yes
can writeYesYesYesYesYesYesYes No
school since 1 Sep 09  NoNoNoYesYes  
owned/rentedO        
owned free or mortagagedF        
farm/houseF        
nr on farm schedule133        
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 4 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Corle Jonathan
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

widow's pension certificate file

[abstract of widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 83,926, Sarah Claar widow of Jonathan Corl]
[abstracted from Fold3, 26 February 2012]
23 Aug 1849
Jonathan Corl and Sarah Claar (daughter of Jacob Claar), both of Union Township Bedford County Pennsylvania, married (pp.4, 8, 9, 14)
his first marriage (p.25)
married at Jacob Claar's house (p.9)
married by Joseph B Ake (acting Justice of the Peace for Bedford County) (pp.8, 9)
7 children less than 14 years old: George Corl (b.28 Aug 1854), Matilda Corl (b. 21 Sep 1856), Martha Corl (b. 9 June 1857), Susanna Corl (b. 20 Jan 1859), Joseph Corl (b. 27 Jan 1861), Sarah Corl (b. 1 Sep 1863), Mary Catharine Corl (b. 30 Dec 1864, deceased by 29 Jan 1868), all in Union Twp Bedford Cty PA (pp.12, 15, 16, 23, 25)
21 Sep 1864
drafted (p.4)
mustered in as private (pp.4, 7)
27 Oct 1864
killed in action (pp.4, 7)
23 June 1865
Sarah widow of Jonathan Corl applied (application 99,404) for a pension under the act of 14 July 1862 (p.4)
33 years old (p.4)
residence Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania; post office St Clairville (p.4)
dated 20 [?] June 1865 (p.4)
witnesses Jacob Claar Esq and Micheal Wertz Esq (p.5)
attorney EM Alsip, Bedford PA (p.5)
application accepted 18 September 1866 retroactive to 27 October 1864; initial rate $8 per month (p.19)
certificate 83,926 dated 21 Sep 1866 (p.19)
1 Dec 1865
Adjutant General's Office replied with the above-summarized information (p.7)
24 Jan 1866
the pension bureau sent circular 17 (p.22)
10 [illegible month] 1867
"27 - dab [?] and [?] Cert." [??] (p.20)
22 Apr 1867
Sarah Corl applied for the increase in pension under the act of 25 July 1866 (p.25; see also p.41)
she had apparently applied earlier, dated 26 Jan 1867, with GA Spang [?] of Bedford as her attorney (p.32)
dated 22 Apr 1867 (p.25)
she and the children all lived in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (p.25)
witnesses George Beigle, Moses McElvaine (pp.25, 27)
her application was granted 8 February 1868 retroactive to 25 July 1866, and she received $2 per month for each child less than 16 (pp.29, 31)
the certificate was dated 14 Feb 1868 and sent to E M Alsip (p.29)
8 May 1879
Sarah Corl applied for arrears of pension under the act of 25 January 1879 (p.36)
3 Oct 1879
something (perhaps Sarah's application for arrears?) was rejected by the Pension Bureau (p.30)
30 July 1915
Sarah Corl dropped from pension rolls because she died on 8 April 1915 (pp.18, 34)
last paid at $12 per month through 4 April 1915 (p.18)
the 4 July 1915 check, addressed to her at Klahr PA, for $36 was returned by the postmaster (p.34)
15 Apr 1936
Floyd G Hoenstine, Registrar, Veterans Graves, Blair County, requested information about Jonathan Corl (p.39)
25 Apr 1936
the file was charged out by someone [presumably to answer Hoenstine's request] (p.28)

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