91st PA: Daniel Foltz

Daniel Foltz

Name

The descriptive roll has this remark: "Foltz instead of Shultz given when mustered in". Presumably this means he gave the name 'Shultz' when he mustered in, but was really named 'Foltz'.

Before the war

He was born in 1831/32 (6 (29 in 1861), 7 [31, probably in 1863], 10 [27 in 1860], 11 [46 in 1880], 16 [49 at death in 1883], 19 (29 in 1861)). He was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (6, 7, 10, 11, 16 [Philadelphia PA]).

In 1860, he was living in the 19th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Margaret, and four children (presumably theirs) (10). He was a scourer (10).

When he enlisted, he was a scourer (6, 7).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/8 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and dark brown hair (6, 7 [5'7", dark hair]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 19 November 1861 (1, 6, 7, 8 [10 Nov], 19). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Gilbert [?] (6, 7 [Lentz]). He was a private in company G (1, 17-18).

He later testified that John Langerbartel contracted bronchitis in March or April 1863 (15).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (13).

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 38 men who had less than fifteen months to serve who were unwilling to reenlist (3). On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave (4).

He was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia--the only man in company G to be wounded then--by a ball that had passed through another man's head (1, 2).

He mustered out at camp in the field, near Pegram House, Virginia, on 2 December 1864 or perhaps 19 November 1864 when his term expired (1 [19 Nov], 5 [2 Dec], 6 [2 (?) Dec], 7 [19 Nov], 8 [20 Dec], 12, 15 [19 Nov]). He was a private in company G (17-18).

After the war

On 19 June 1869, he applied successfully for a pension (9, 14).

In 1880, he was living at rear [unknown number], Hoope [?] Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Margaret and children Daniel, Andrew, and Frederick (11). He was a blacksmith's helper (11).

He died on 1 January 1883, of inflammation of knee joint [sic], at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14, 16). He was married (16). His death certificate does not list an occupation (16). He died at, or was buried from, rear 1236 North Front Street (16). On 4 January, he was buried at Hanover Vault (16).

In 1890, his widow, Margaret Foltz, was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was wounded at Chancellorsville (8).

On 10 July 1890, his widow, Margaret Foltz, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (9, 14).

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 [untitled article], Norristown Herald and Free Press 5 July 1864

3 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Folz)

5 company G, register of men discharged, #42 (Daniel Foltz)

6 company G, descriptive roll, #73 (Daniel Foltz [?])

7 company G, second descriptive roll, entry [16] (Daniel Foltz)

8 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1 [?], enumeration district 317, page [1] (image 636 of 2610 on Ancestry) (Danl Foltz)

9 pension index, by name (Daniel Foltz)

10 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1170, page 548 = 78 [?] handwritten (Daniel Foltz)

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 305, microfilm series T9, film 1176, page 199 C = 7 handwritten (Daniel Foltz)

12 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 2 December 1864 (Privt Foltz)

13 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Daniel Foltz)

14 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Daniel Foltz)

15 pension file, John A Langerbartel (Daniel Foltz)

16 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 January 1883 (Daniel Foltz)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Daniel Foltz)

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Daniel Shultz)

19 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 10 August 2004 (Daniel Shultz) [refers to "Muster Roll" instead of giving a page reference in Bates]

Sources checked unsuccessfully

RootsWeb WorldConnect
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1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1170, page 548 = 78 [?] handwritten]
line11121314151617
Dwelling number582      
Family number605      
NameDaniel FoltzMargaret "Mary "Rebecca "Sarah "William "Charlotta Pombris [??]
Age27286423/1257
SexMFFFFMF
ColorWWWWWWW
OccupationScourer     Widow
Value of real estate owned       
Value of personal estate       
Place of birth" [sc. U.S. Pa]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year       
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 305, microfilm series T9, film 1176, page 199 C = 7 handwritten]
line3940414243
street nameHoope [?] St E Side
house numberrear    
dwelling visit #70    
family visit #81    
nameFoltz Daniel- Margaret- Daniel W- Andrew J- Frederick
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMM
age4647 [?]181412
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeSonSonSon
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationBlacksmith helper [?]Keeping HouseWagon PainterApprentice to PhotographerWork in the Factory [??]
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year     
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGermanyPenna   
mother's birthplaceConnecticutGermany   

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1 [?], enumeration district 317, page [1] (image 636 of 2610 on Ancestry)]
[NB: This entry is crossed out, and above the line is written: "Husband not in war"!?]

[line] 12
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] Margaret Foltz widow Danl Foltz
[rank] Private
[company] G
[unit] 91 Reg PV
[enlistment date] 10 Nov 1862
[discharge date] 20 Dec 1864
[length of service] 2 years, [blank] months, 10 days
[post office address] Philada Penna
[disability incurred] wounded Chancellorsville
[remarks] [blank]

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]


Foltz, Daniel.
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 2 Apr 15]

Shultz Daniel
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Foltz Daniel

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 January 1883, Daniel Foltz]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
CORONER'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Daniel Foltz
2. Color, white
3. Sex, male
4. Age, 49 years
5. married
6. Date of Death, Jan 1. 1883
7. Cause of Death, Inflammation of knee joint
Wm S. Canney MD Coroner.
per Dugan

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 17th
12. Street and Number, Rear 1236 Nth Front St
13. Date of Burial, Jan 4th 1882
14. Place of Burial, Hanover Vault
D. H. Tilton Undertaker.
Residence, 341 Richmond

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