91st PA: Annanias Stahl

Annanias Stahl

Before the war

He was born on 1 July 1832, in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, to Godfrey Stahl and Elizabeth Hess. [sources: place: 8, 10, 11. date: 11; 3 (33 in 1865), 8 (28 in 1860), 10 (18 in 1850). parents: 11.]

In 1850, he was living in Somerset Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Godfrey and Elisabeth Stahl (presumably his parents), and with Jonathan, Susan, Ann, and Harmon (presumably siblings), along with John Hess. He was a laborer, and had attended school within the year. [source: 10]

He married Barbara Miller, in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. They had four children:

[sources: 8, 9, 11]

In 1860, he was living in Somerset Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. He was a carpenter, and owned $800 in real estate and $250 in personal property. He was living with his wife Barbara, and with John, Herman, and John Miller (presumably their children). [source: 8]

During the war

He was drafted. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 11 March 1865. He was mustered in as a private at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He was a private in company B. [sources: 1, 3, 11, 13]

He may have been "not to be charged"--perhaps for lost equipment, when the regiment mustered out. [source: 2]

He died of disease, on 1 July 1865. He was a private, in company B. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 7, 11, 13]

After the war

Cornelius Beckley (or Berkley) of Milford Township was the administrator of his estate. [source: 11]

On 7 August 1865, Barbara Stahl, his widow, successfully applied for a pension. [sources: 5, 6]

In 1870, his widow, Barbara Stahl, was living in Somerset Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. She was living with John, Herman, Noah [?], and Mary (presumably her children). [source: 9]

On 1 July 1871, Barbara Stahl died, in Jenner Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Jonathan Miller was appointed guardian of the children, on petition of Abraham A Miller. [source: 11]

On 30 October 1871 [?], J Miller Stahl, a minor dependent, successfully applied for a pension. [sources: 5, 6]

On 3 August 1920, C E Lane removed Stahl's widow's pension certificate file, for the Invalid Division. The only other note in the file is a reference to George W Failing, who served in company C of the 8th New York Cavalry from 10 September 1861 to 5 January 1863, received a pension, and died on 19 November 1921. [source: 12]

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) (Annanias Stahl)

2 list of men who owed money [?], page 2, number 14 (Stahl [may be George Stahl)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 24 June 2004 (Annanias Stahl)

4 Veterans' cemeteries, on Ancestry (searched 31 Mar 2005) (Annanias Stabl)

5 pension index, by regiment (Ananias Stahl)

6 pension index, by name (Ananias Stahl)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 4 July 1865 (Stahl)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset Township, microfilm series M653, film 1183, page 478 (Ananias Stall)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Somserset County, Somerset Township, microfilm series M593, film 1452, page 499 (Barbara Stahl)

10 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset Township, microfilm series M432, film 828, page 26 verso = 52 handwritten (Ananias Stahl)

11 'The Stahl family', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Jan, updated 10 January 2011, accessed 2 April 2011 [the gedcom entry mentions his service in the 91st] (Ananias Stahl)

12 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 78,193 (widow of Annanias Stahl)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Annanias Stahl)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1880 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 2 Apr 11)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 5 Jun 09)
1900 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 2 Apr 11)
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 2 Apr 11)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 2 Apr 11)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 2 April 2011)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset Township, microfilm series M432, film 828, page 26 verso = 52 handwritten]
line1819202122232425
Dwellings visited67       
Families visited71       
NameGodfrey StahlElisabeth doAnanias "Jonathan "Susan "Ann M "Harmon "John Hess
Age424418161412689
Sexmfm"f"m"
Color        
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer Laborerdo   Gentleman
Real estate owned5000 [?]       
BirthplacePennado""""""
Married within year        
Attended school within year  11111 
Over 20 & can't read/write 1      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Somerset County, Somerset Township, microfilm series M653, film 1183, page 478]
line56789
Dwelling number692    
Family number671    
NameAnanias StallBarbara "John "Herman [?] "John Miller
Age28263210
Sexmfmmm
Color     
OccupationCarpenter    
Value of real estate owned800    
Value of personal estate250    
Place of birthPa""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year    1
Cannot read & write 1   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Somserset County, Somerset Township, microfilm series M593, film 1452, page 499]
line1516171819
Dwelling-house number677    
Family number472    
NameStahl Barbara- John- Herman- Noah [?]- Mary
Age35121195
SexFMMMF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationKeeping house    
Real estate value     
Personal estate value150    
Birthplace" [sc. Pennsylvania]""""
Father foreign born     
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year 111 
Can't read1    
Can't write1    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...     

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 22 April 2015, from Fold3]


Stahl, Annanias
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

widow's pension certificate file

[widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 78,193, widow of Annanias Stahl]
[abstracted 7 January 2012, from 3 pages on Fold3]
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certificate 78,193
3 August 1920
the file was apparently removed by C E Lane for the Invalid Division (p.2)
[undated]
"GEORGE W FAILING KINGSLEY MICH 299064 CIV WAR" (p.3)
[note that a George W Failing, who served in company C of the 8th New York Cavalry, from 10 September 1861 to 5 January 1863, applied on 12 March 1883 for a pension (application 475,285), which he received (certificate 299,064); he died on 19 November 1921 at Kingsley, Michigan (pension index cards by regiment, available on Fold3, accessed 7 January 2012)]
[see also the apparent reference to Failing in 'O'Brien Family of Edward Morris O'Brien, Sr.', a gedcom available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Gladys, updated 19 November 2011, accessed 7 January 2012]

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