91st PA: William Imler (or Imled)

William Imler

Before the war

He was born on 6 June 1842, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, to Henry Imler and Barbara Croyle. [sources: date: 12 (June 1841), 14 (6 June 1843), 17 (6 June 1842); 3 (20 in 1864), 4, 5, 9 (17 in 1860), 10 (26 in 1870), 11 (37 in 1880), 12 (58 in 1900), 13 (68 in 1910), 18 (7 [?] in 1850), 19 (76 in 1920). place: 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19. parents: 14]

In 1850, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents, Henry and Barbara Imler, and with other Imler's. [source: 18]

In 1860, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, with his parents. He was a farm laborer. [source: 9]

When he enlisted, he was a farmer. [sources: 3, 5]

His brother, Adam Imler, and his cousin Martin Imler, also served in the 91st Pennsylvania [source: 15]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. [sources: 3, 5]

During the war

He was drafted. He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 21 September 1864, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. His enlistment was credited to the 16th congressional district. He was a private in company B. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 (8 Oct 64), 7, 21, 22]

He was wounded on 27 October 1864, at Hatcher's Run, Virginia. [source: 5]

He was reported present on the muster roll for January-February 1865). [source: 16]

According to the regimental hospital records, "Imler of Co. B" was treated for constipation from 22 to 26 February 1865. (This may have been Adam or Martin Imler.) [source: 16]

He was discharged at Washington, DC, by general order 94, War Department (dated 25 May 1865), on 30 May 1865 or 25 May 1865. He was a private, in company B. [sources: (1 (30 May), 2 (25 May), 3 (30 May), 6 (6 July), 7 (30 May), 21, 22]

After the war

On 23 March 1868, he married Rebecca Sill. She was born on 24 June 1841. This was her second marriage, and his first. She was first married to Peter Berkheimer (22 May 1834-19 Sep 1864), and had two children with him: Leah Berkheimer (b.25 July 1862) and Clelly Berkheimer (b.1863, PA). William and Rebecca had nine children: [sources: 12, 13 (11 children, 10 alive in 1910), 14, 20]

In 1870, he was living in St Clairsville Borough, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Rebecca, his son Milton, and two step-daughters. He was a huckster, and he owned $1,300 in real estate and $400 in personal property. [source: 10]

On 13 April 1880, he successfully applied for a pension. [sources: 7, 8]

In 1880, he was living in King Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Rebecca and seven children He was a farmer. [source: 11]

In 1890, he was living in Imler Valley, King Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He had received a gunshot wound in his left breast. [source: 6]

In 1900, he was living in King Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Rebecca and four children. He was a farmer. [source: 12]

He again applied for a pension on [illegible] 1907. [source: 7]

In 1910, he was living in King Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife and two children. He was a farmer. [source: 13]

His wife, Rebecca S Imler, died on 20 April 1911. She was buried in the Imler Saint Paul Brethren Cemetery, Imler, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 17, 20]

In 1920, he was living in King Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his daughter Carrie Riddle. He was a farmer, on a general farm. [source: 19]

He died on 18 April 1921, at Imler, [Bedford County,] Pennsylvania. He was buried in the Imler Saint Paul Brethren Cemetery, Imler, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 6, 14 (Osterburg), 17 (18 Apr 1921), 20 (18 Apr 21)]

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) (William Imled)

2 company B, register of men discharged (Wm Imler)

3 company B, [second] descriptive roll, entry 71 (William Imler)

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 2 Jun 2004 (William Imled; rolls have 'Imler')

5 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 31 (Wm Imler)

6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, King Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 75, page 2 (William H Imler)

7 pension index, by regiment (William Imler)

8 pension index, by name (William Imler)

9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township (post office St Clairsville), microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 642 = 24 handwritten (William H Imler)

10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clairsville Borough, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 687 = 2 handwritten (W H Imler)

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, King Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 236, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 196 A = 17 handwritten (Wm H Imler)

12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, King Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 19, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 29 = 7A handwritten (William H Imler)

13 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, King Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 162 B = 5 handwritten (William H Imler)

14 "My Mother's family-Neely, Biddle & extended families", GEDCOM on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Ramona Householder, last updated 12 June 2005, accessed 13 December 2005 and again on 11 May 2011; note that many other gedcoms mentioning William H Imler are available on WorldConnect (William H Imler)

15 e-mail, Mike Hengst to Harry A Ide, 3 August 2009 (William Imler)

16 summary of Martin Imler's service, pension file, Maria E Imler, widow of Martin Imler (William Imler)

17 headstone, Old Imler Cemetery, Imler, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (thanks to Mike Hengst for providing this!) (Wm H Imler)

18 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 252 verso = 502 handwritten (W H Imler)

19 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, King Township, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 20, microfilm series T625, film 1533, page 236 = 6 B handwritten (William H Imler)

20 Find a Grave, memorial 44670702, created by pat callahan, maintained by S Sill, added 22 Nov 2009, accessed 11 May 2011 [identity is confirmed by reference on the memorial to his service in the 91st] (Wm H Imler)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 1 Nov 09)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 252 verso = 502 handwritten]
line36373839404142
Dwellings visited100      
Families visited100      
NameHenry ImlerBarbara ImlerThomas ImlerAdam ImlerJosiah ImlerW. H. ImlerCalhan [?] Imler
Age52482116147 [?]17
Sexmfmmmmf
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 years       
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 (post office St Clairsville), microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 642 = 24 handwritten]
line15161718
Dwelling number936   
Family number894   
NameHenry ImlerBarbara "Josiah "William H. "
Age63582217
Sexmfmm
Color    
OccupationFarmer Farm Lab" "
Value of real estate owned2000   
Value of personal estate200   
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]"""
Married within year    
Attended school within year   1
Cannot read & write11  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, St Clairsville Borough, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 687 = 2 handwritten]
line1819202122
Dwelling-house number15    
Family number15    
NameImler W HRebeccaMiltonBurkheimer [??] [illegible]- McClella [?]
Age2628 [?]6/1276 [?]
SexMFMFF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationHucksterKeeping House   
Real estate value1300    
Personal estate value400    
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""
Father foreign born     
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year  Nov  
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year   11
Can't read     
Can't write     
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, King Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 236, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 196 A = 17 handwritten]
line192021222324252627
street name         
house number         
dwelling visit #145        
family visit #149        
nameImler Wm. H- Rebecca- Milton L- Dennis C- Katy D- Amanda E- Thomas E- Lucy AdaBerkimer Clella [?]
colorWWWWWWWWW
sexMFMMFFMFF
age3738108643116
month born if born in year         
relationshipHusbandWifeSonSonDaughDaughSonDaughDaugh [sic]
single  1111111
married11       
widowed/divorced         
married during year         
occupationFarmerHouse KeeperFarm Hand     At Home
months unemployed  11      
currently ill?         
blind         
deaf/dumb         
idiotic         
insane         
disabled         
school this year  111   1
can't read         
can't write         
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, King Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 75, page 2]
[line] 16
[house] 106
[family] 107
[name] William Imler alias Imler William H
[rank] Private
[company] B
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 8 Oct 1864
[discharge date] 6 July 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 8 months, 29 days
[post office address] Imler Valley " " [sc. Bedford Co]
[disability incurred] Gunshot wound in left Breast
[remarks]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, King Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 19, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 29 = 7A handwritten]
line91011121314
street      
house number      
dwelling number139     
family number140     
nameImler William H- Rebecca- Park C- Josiah S- Carrie MBerkheimer Leah
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonDaughterStep Daughter
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMMFF
birth dateJune 1841June 1840Apr 1881Dec 1883Feb 1889Jul 1862
age585919161137
married?MMSSSS
# years married3131    
mother of how many children? [illegible]    
# of children living 3 [?? perhaps 8?]    
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year      
# years in USA      
naturalized citizen?      
occupationFarmer Farm LaborerAt SchoolAt SchoolDress Maker
# months not employed0 0  0
# months in school   77 
can readyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO     
free or mortgagedM     
farm/houseF     
# of farm schedule81     

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, King Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 162 B = 5 handwritten]
line52535455
streetImler Village and vicinity
house nr    
dwelling nr102   
family nr105   
nameImler William H- Rebecca S- Carrie MBerkheimerLeah
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterStep-daughter
sexMFFF
colorWWWW
age68692145
marital statusM1M2SS
#years present marriage4242  
mother of # children 11  
mother of # living children 10  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated    
naturalized/alien    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationFarmerNoneNoneMilliner
nature of industry etc.General farm  Own shop
employer etc.Emp  OA
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  No [sic] 
# weeks out of work 1909  0 [sic] 
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09    
owned/rentedO   
owned free or mortagagedF   
farm/houseF   
nr on farm schedule66   
civil war vetUA   
blind    
deaf & dumb    

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, King Township, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 20, microfilm series T625, film 1533, page 236 = 6 B handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the location (see the 1890 veterans schedule above), the lack of other candidates, and the daughter's name and age]
line7576
streetImler + Roads [?]
house numberFm 
dwelling visit number185 
family visit number154 
nameImler William HRiddle Carrie
relationshipHeadDaughter
own/rentO 
free/mortgaged (if owned)F 
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday76 [?]30
marital statusWdM
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language  
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language  
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language  
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationFarmerNone
industry, businessGeneral farm 
employment statusOA 
number of farm schedule55 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 15 June 2014, from Fold3]


Imler, William
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 16 June 2014]

Imlar, William
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Imler, William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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