91st PA: Henry Muckafuse

Henry Muckafuse

Before the war

He was born in 1841/42 (2 (19 in 1861), (45 in 1880), 4, 5, 6 (38 in 1870)). He was born in Pennsylvania (2, 6).

When he enlisted, he was a laborer (5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 foot 2-1/4" tall, and had a light complexion, gray eyes, and light hair (5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private on 30 September 1861 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 4, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Dye (4). He was a private in company A (1, 7-8).

On 4 October 1861, he was transferred to the 108th Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known as the Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry (1, 3, 4, 5, 7). When transferred, he was a private, in company A (7-8). (The Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry was also known as Harlan's Iowa Cavalry, according to the Official Army Register.) This was on the order of Major Samuel Wetherill, because he had "deserted from the cavalry" (3, 4). (Major Samuel Wetherell, of the 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry, mustered out when his term expired on 30 September 1864, according to the Official Army Register.) Perhaps he was the Adol[ph?] Muckenfuss who enlisted in the 108th Pennsylvania on 19 September 1861, and deserted on 29 September 1861.

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with Sarah (presumably his wife) and Harry (presumably their son) (6). He was a laborer, and owned $300 in personal property (6).

In 1880, Henry Muckafuss was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2). He was living with his wife Sallie and son Harry (2). He was a laborer (2).

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) (Henry Muckafuse)

2 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district [blank], microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 11 B = 22 handwritten (Henry Muckafuss)

3 Register of men discharged, co.A (Henry Muckefuse)

4 company A descriptive roll, entry 45 (Henry Muckafuse)

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (Henry Muckafuse)

6 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1403, page 371 = 91 handwritten (Henry Muckafuss)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Bates
I did not find a Henry Muckafuse in the 108th PA in Bates. There is an "Adol Muckenfuss", who was mustered into service on 19 September 1861, and deserted on 29 September 1861.
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index
pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed April 2006)

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1403, page 371 = 91 handwritten]
line192021
Dwelling-house number652  
Family number769  
NameMuckafuss Henry- Sarah- Harry
Age38323
SexMFM
ColorWWW
OccupationLaborerKeeping house 
Real estate value   
Personal estate value300  
BirthplacePennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born11 
Mother foreign born11 
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
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, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district [blank], microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 11 B = 22 handwritten]
line101112
street name   
house number   
dwelling visit #194  
family visit #214  
nameMuckafuss HenrySallieHarry
colorWWW
sexMFM
age453214
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeSon
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationLaborerKeeps HouseWorks in Rolling Mill
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPenna

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 1 February 2015, from Fold3]


Muckefuse Henry
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also 11 Pa. Cav.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 3 February 2015]

Muckafuse Henry
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Muckefuse Henry

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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