He was born in 1829/30 (2 (33 in 1863)). He was born in Germany (2).
When he enlisted, he was a farmer (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair (2).
He was drafted (1). He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 September 1863 (1, 2, 4). He served in company K of the 118th Pennsylvania (1, 2, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Norristown, Pennsylvania (2). His service was credited to the Sixth Congressional District (2).
He was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania to the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 2). He was a private in company G of the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 5).
On 3 August 1903, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 4).
He again applied for a pension on 23 February 1909 (4).
He died on 4 January 1922, at Arlington, New Jersey (4).
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) (Charles Wilkins)
2 company G, second descriptive roll, [#120] (Charles Wilkins)
3 pension index, by name (Charles Wilkins)
4 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (Charles Wilkens)
5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles Wilkins)