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David Jones Skein

Before the war

He was born in 1818/19 (or 1830/31?), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or Berks, Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 5 (31 in 1862), 11 (63 in 1878), 14 (42 in 1861), 15 (42 in 1861)). place: 11 (Philadelphia PA), 15 (Berks PA)]

When he enlisted, he was a blac[k]smith. [source: 15]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. [source: 15]

During the war

He was mustered into service on 27 September 1861 (or 6 August 1862?). He enlisted, and was mustered in as a private, in company D, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted by Captain Sinex, and mustered into service by Captain Dye. [sources: 1 (6 Aug 62), 2, 5 (6 Aug 62), 8 (27 Sep 61), 12, 13 (27 Sep 61), 14 (27 Sep 61), 15 (27 Sep 61)]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. [source: 7]

He was discharged at Camp near Beverly Ford, Virginia, on 10 September 1863, on surgeon's certificate of disability. He was a private, in company D (12). [sources: 1, 3, 4 (by Maj Genl Sykes), 5, 8 (16 Sep 63), 12]

After the war

He applied unsuccessfully on 20 October 1869 for a pension. [sources: 2, 8]

On 1 August 1878, he died, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died of chronic bronchitis. He was a safe maker, and was married. He died at, or was buried from, 1026 Tasker Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Fernwood Cemetery, in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 6 (before Mar 1882), 9, 10, 11 (Sixth St Union Cem)]

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) (David Skein)

2 pension index, by name (David J Skein)

3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 10 September 1863 (Pri Skeen)

4 company D, register of men discharged, entry 32 (David J Skeen)

5 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 30 July 2004 (David Skein)

6 'Soldiers' headstones', from Chester Daily Times, 30 March 1882, page 3 (searched 29 December 2005) [list of soldiers' graves to be marked with marble headstones] (D J Skein)

7 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (David Skeen [sic])

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (David J Skeen)

9 records of headstones of deceased Union volunteers, 1879-1903 (David J Skein)

10 Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999 (David U Skein)

11 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 August 1878 (David Jones Skeene)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (David J Skeen)

13 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) (David T Sheen)

14 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 27 July 2004 (David T Sheen)

15 company D, descriptive roll, entry 23 (David J Sheen [I originally read this as 'Skeen', and I'm not confident 'Sheen' is right])

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Find a grave
accessed 27 October 2012
GenealogyBank
searched death notices in Philadelphia newspapers 1 to 4 August 1878 (accessed 27 Oct 2012)--found death notices in the Inquirer for 1, 2, and 3 August, but did not find David Skein
RootsWeb WorldConnect
searched David Skeine (metaphone) died 1878 (accessed 27 October 2012)

Display



David Skein in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 4 April 2015, from Fold3]


Skeen David J
     David
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

headstone

[records of headstones of deceased Union volunteers, 1879-1903]
[transcribed 27 October 2012, from FamilySearch]

Skein, David J
Pvt. Co. D, Regt. 91" Pa. Inf.
Cemetery Fernwood
City or Town Philadelphia
County and State Philadelphia, Pa
Grave Sec. 23, Lot 310, South Side.
died Aug. 1" 1878
Headstone supplied [blank]
by D. W. Whitney.
Contract dated [illegible] 29" 1879.
Headstone applied for [blank]

Pennsylvania veterans burial card

[Pennsylvania veterans burial cards, 1777-1999]
[transcribed 27 Oct 12, from Ancestry]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Delaware County
NAME SKEIN, David U. [sic]
DATE OF BIRTH No Record
DATE OF DEATH No Record
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE M.I. 8-6-62 M.O. 9-10-63
ORGANIZATION Co. D, 91st Pa. Inf.
RANK Pvt.
CEMETERY NAME Fernwood LOCATION Fernwood, Del. Co., Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION 23 LOT No. 315 GRAVE No. S.
HEADSTONE GOVERNMENT
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Bates, Vol. 3, Pg. 209.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 August 1878, David Jones Skeene]
[transcribed 27 October 2012, from FamilySearch]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, David Jones Skeene
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 63rd year
5. Married
6. Date of Death, August 1st 1878
7. Cause of Death, Chronic Bronchitis
Edw F Guth [?] M.D.
Residence, 1201 South 9th St.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Safe Maker
9. Place of Birth, Phila.
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 1st Ward
12. Street and Number, 1026 Tasker St
13. Date of Burial, Sunday Aug 4th 1878
14. Place of Burial, Sixth St Union Cem.
E Bower + Son Undertaker.
Residence, 1026 S 2" St

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