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.)
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 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]).
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).
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  (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)
|Name||David W. Sheaff||Maria "||Henry A. "||William W. "||Elizabeth K. "||George W. "||Jane Ann "||Jane Huchen||Mary O. Coleman|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Painter||" [sc. Painter]||Bookbinder|
|Real estate owned||3000|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Pa]||"||"||"||"||'||"||"||Ireland|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1|| |
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||H A Sheaf||Anna "||Chas "||Harry "||David "||Elizab "||Anna|
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate||200|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Penn]||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Sheaff Henery [sic]||- Annie||- Charles||- Harry||- David||- Edward||Sheaff Lizzie||- Annie||- Alice|
|Occupation||Painter||Keep House||Painter||Carpenter||Carpenter Apprent.||At School||At School||At School||At School|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||1800|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1||1||1||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|street name||Clarion Street|
|dwelling visit #||192|
|family visit #||216|
|name||Sheaff, Harry A||- Annie|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|school this year|
|name||Sheaff Harry A||- Annie G|
|birth date||Oct 1827||July 1848|
|# years married||23||23|
|mother of how many children?||0|
|# of children living||0|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed||6|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Sheaff Henry J||- Anna J|
|age||83 [?]||60 [?]|
|#years present marriage||35||35|
|mother of # children||[blank]|
|mother of # living children||[blank]|
|nature of industry etc.|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?|
|# weeks out of work 1909|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number|||
|family visit number|||
|free/mortgaged (if owned)|
|age at last birthday||74|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||yes|
|number of farm schedule|