91st PA: Henry A Sheaff

Henry A Sheaff

Before the war

He was born on 6 October 1827 (12, 17; 4 (32 in 1861), 10 (83 (?) in 1910), 13 (21 in 1850), 14 (33 in 1860), 15 (40 in 1870), 16 (53 in 1880), 17 (72 in 1900)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17). He was born to David H Sheaff and Maria R Kucher (12).

In 1850, he was living in West Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with David and Maria Sheaff (presumably his parents) and others (13). He was a painter (13).

In 1860, he was living in the 24th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with Anna (presumably his wife), Charles, Harry, David, Elizabeth, and Anna (presumably their children) (14). He was a house painter, and owned $200 in personal property (14). (The fact that he had an 11-year living with him makes me suspect I have the wrong Henry Sheaf in 1850.)

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 27 September 1861 (1, 2, 4, 7 [Dec 1861]). He was mustered in as a private, in company D (1, 4, 18-19).

He was promoted to corporal (4).

He was discharged at Alexandria, Virginia, on 22 August 1862 for promotion to second lieutenant (1, 2, 3, 4 [14 Aug 62]). He was a corporal in company I (1, 3, 18 (co.I), 19 (co. D)).

He also served in company E of the 198th Pennsylvania Infantry (5, 7, 8). He was mustered into service on 29 August 1864 (6, 7 [16 Aug 64]). He was promoted from first sergeant to second lieutenant on 29 April 1865 (6). He mustered out with his company on 4 June 1865 (6, 7 [3 Jun]).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in the 26th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). He was a painter, and owned $1,800 in personal property (15). He was living with Annie (presumably his wife), and Charles, Harry, David, Edward, Lizzie, Annie, and Alice (presumably their children) (15).

In 1874/75, he married Anna J [unknown family name] (10, 17 [1876/77]). This was his second marriage and her first (10). In 1900, she reported having had no children (17).

In 1880, he was living at 1242 Clarion Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). He was living with his wife Annie (16).

On 7 January 1889, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 9).

In 1890, he was living at 923 Hazlewood, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7).

In 1900, he was living at 2207 Pemberton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (17). He was living with his wife Annie (17). He was a house painter (17).

On 12 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (9).

In 1910, he was living in ward 30, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Anna J (10). He was not working (10).

He died on 19 October 1913, at 2051 Pembertson Street, 30th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9, 12). He died of cystitis and senility, with old age contributing (12). He was a painter (12). On 22 October 1913, he was buried at Fernwood Cemetery, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (12).

On 24 October 1913, his widow, Annie Sheaff, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 9).

In 1920, his widow, Anna Sheaff, was living at 2015 Catherine Street, ward 30, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). She was a lodger, with Samuel H Glaagon (11).

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 A Sheaff)

2 company D, list of non-commissioned officers (Henry A Sheaff)

3 company D, register of men discharged (Henry A Sheaff)

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 27 July 2004 (Henry A Sheaff, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry)

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 27 July 2004 (Henry A Sheaff, 198th Pennsylvania Infantry)

6 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. Volume 5, page 476. (In the roster) (Henry A Sheaff, 198th Pennsylvania Infantry, company E)

7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 728, page [1] (image 2321 on Ancestry) (Harry A Sheaff [?])

8 pension index, by name (Harry A Sheaff)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Henry A Sheaff)

10 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 30, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 704, microfilm series T624, film 1400, page 101 A = 9 handwritten (Henry J Sheaff)

11 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 30, supervisor's district 1, enumeration distict 989, microfilm series T625, film 1634, page 181 B = 5 handwritten (Anna Sheaff)

12 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 October 1913, registered no. 24279 (Henry A Sheaff)

13 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, microfilm series M432, film 823, page 550 = 1135 handwritten (Henry A Sheaff)

14 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 24th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1175, page 833 = 29 handwritten (H A Sheaf)

15 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 26th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1413, pages 532 = 38 handwritten to 533 = 39 handwritten (Henery Sheaff)

16 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 551, microfilm series T9, film 1185, page 527 C = 23 handwritten (Harry A Sheaff)

17 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 30, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 768, microfilm series T623, film 1472, page 299 = 5 handwritten (Harry A Sheaff)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Footnote and Ancestry indices (accessed 26 May 09)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 27 May 09

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, microfilm series M432, film 823, page 550 = 1135 handwritten]
line232425262728293031
Dwellings visited717        
Families visited753        
NameDavid W. SheaffMaria "Henry A. "William W. "Elizabeth K. "George W. "Jane Ann "Jane HuchenMary O. Coleman
Age4547 [?]21181044/125021
SexMFMMFMFFF
Color         
Occupation of males over 15 yearsPainter " [sc. Painter]Bookbinder     
Real estate owned3000        
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]""""'""Ireland
Married within year         
Attended school within year    1    
Over 20 & can't read/write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 24th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1175, page 833 = 29 handwritten]
line18192021222324
Dwelling number210      
Family number220      
NameH A SheafAnna "Chas "Harry "David "Elizab "Anna
Age33331186410/12
Sexmfmmmff
Color       
OccupationHouse painter      
Value of real estate owned       
Value of personal estate200      
Place of birth" [sc. Penn]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year  11   
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 26th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1413, pages 532 = 38 handwritten to 533 = 39 handwritten]
line353637383940123
Dwelling-house number266        
Family number277        
NameSheaff Henery [sic]- Annie- Charles- Harry- David- EdwardSheaff Lizzie- Annie- Alice
Age40332018161513108
SexMFMMMMFFF
ColorWWWWWWWWW
OccupationPainterKeep HousePainterCarpenterCarpenter Apprent.At SchoolAt SchoolAt SchoolAt School
Real estate value         
Personal estate value1800        
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born         
Mother foreign born         
Birth month if born within year         
Marriage month if married within year         
Attended school past year     1111
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 1, enumeration district 551, microfilm series T9, film 1185, page 527 C = 23 handwritten]
line2526
street nameClarion Street
house number1242 
dwelling visit #192 
family visit #216 
nameSheaff, Harry A- Annie
colorWW
sexMF
age5353
month born if born in year  
relationship Wife
single  
married11
widowed/divorced  
married during year  
occupationPainterKeeping House
months unemployed6 
currently ill?  
blind  
deaf/dumb  
idiotic  
insane  
disabled  
school this year  
can't read  
can't write  
birthplacePennsylvaniaRhode Island
father's birthplacePennaUnknown
mother's birthplacePennaUnknown

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 728, page [1] (image 2321 on Ancestry)]
[line] 7
[house] 75
[family] [blank]
[name] Harry [sic] A Sheaff [?]
[rank] [illegible]
[company] E
[unit] 198 P.V.
[enlistment date] Aug 16 1864
[discharge date] June 3 1865
[length of service] [blank]

[rank] Lieu
[company] [illegible; maybe 'D']
[unit] 91 P.V.
[enlistment date] Dec 1861
[discharge date]
[length of service]

[post office address] 923 Hazlewood Do [sc. Phila Pa]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[I couldn't find him in Ancestry's transcription (searched March 2005)]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 30, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 768, microfilm series T623, film 1472, page 299 = 5 handwritten]
line9899
streetPemberton Street
house number2207 
dwelling number104 
family number110 
nameSheaff Harry A- Annie G
relationshipHeadWife
colorWW
sexMF
birth dateOct 1827July 1848
age7251 [sic]
married?MM
# years married2323
mother of how many children? 0
# of children living 0
birthplacePennsylvaniaNew Jerseey
father's birthplacePennsylvania[blank]
mother's birthplacePennsylvania[blank]
immigration year  
# years in USA  
naturalized citizen?  
occupationHouse Painter 
# months not employed6 
# months in school  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYes
owned/rentedR 
free or mortgaged  
farm/houseH 
# of farm schedule  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 30, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 704, microfilm series T624, film 1400, page 101 A = 9 handwritten]
line1415
street[illegible] St
house nr2051 
dwelling nr144 
family nr150 
nameSheaff Henry J- Anna J
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age83 [?]60 [?]
marital statusM2M1
#years present marriage3535
mother of # children [blank]
mother of # living children [blank]
birthplacePennaPENNA.
father's birthplacePennaPENNA.
mother's birthplacePennaPENNA.
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationNoneNone
nature of industry etc.  
employer etc.  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  
# weeks out of work 1909  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedR 
owned free or mortagaged  
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vetUA 
blind  
deaf & dumb  

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 30, supervisor's district 1, enumeration distict 989, microfilm series T625, film 1634, page 181 B = 5 handwritten]
[She is living with Samuel H Glaagon, his family, and one other lodger]
line51
streetCatherine St
house number[2015]
dwelling visit number[80]
family visit number[110]
nameSheaff Anna
relationshipLodger
own/rent 
free/mortgaged (if owned) 
sexF
raceW
age at last birthday74
marital statusWd
year of immigration 
naturalized/alien 
year of naturalization 
attended school since Sept 1919 
can readyes
can writeyes
birth placePennsylvania
native language 
father's birthplacePennsylvania
father's native language 
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's native language 
can speak Englishyes
occupationNone
industry, business 
employment status 
number of farm schedule 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 29 March 2015, from Fold3]


Sheaf Harry A.
Co. D I [sic], 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Corpl.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 2 Apr 15]

Sheaf Henry A
Co. D [sic], 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corpl
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Sheaf Harry A.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 October 1913, registered no. 24279, Henry A Sheaff]
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS.
File No. [blank]
Registered No. 24279
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
Registration District No. 1.
Primary Registration District No. [blank]
1. PLACE OF DEATH
COUNTY OF PHILADELPHIA,
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
(No. 2051 Pemberton St.; 30 Ward.)
2. FULL NAME Henry A Sheaff
PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Male
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Married
6. DATE OF BIRTH October 6th 1827
7. AGE 86 yrs. [blank] mos. [blank] ds.
8. OCCUPATION Painter
9. BIRTHPLACE Phila.
10. NAME OF FATHER David H. Sheaff
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Phila
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Maria R. Kucher
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Phila
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE,
(Informant) Andrew J. Bair
(Address) 19th + Arch St.
MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH October 19 1913.
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from September 19th 1913, to October 19th 1913, that I last saw him alive on October 18th 1913, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 8 A.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Cystitis and Senility (Duration) - yrs. 3 mos. - ds.
Contributory Old age (Duration) - yrs. - mos. - ds.
(Signed) George Holland M.D.
Oct 19 1913
(Address) 725 No 22nd St George Holland
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (FOR TRANSIENTS OR RECENT RESIDENTS):
At place of death [blank]
In the state [blank]
Where was disease contracted if not at place of death? [blank]
Former or usual residence 2051 Pemberton St.
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Fernwood Cemetery
DATE OF BURIAL 10/22/1913
20. UNDERTAKER Andrew J. Bair + Son
ADDRESS 19th + Arch S[t.]

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