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William C Stettler

Before the war

He was born in 1839/40 (3 (21 in 1861), 8 (40 in 1880), 10 (41 at death in 1881)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 8, 10). He was born to John M and Charlotte M Stetler (9).

In 1860, he was living with his family in the 13th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was an apprentice to a tinsmith (7).

When he enlisted, he was a roofer (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861 (1, 3, 6, 13). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (3). He was a private in company A (1, 15-19).

He was wounded on 3 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia (1, 2, 11 [slightly wounded], 12 [slightly wounded], 13).

He was discharged on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 3, 13).

On 2 May 1864, the regiment reported that he was transferred to the Veterans' reserve corps (4). When transferred, he was a private, in company A (15-19). He served in K 9 of the VRC (5, 14). He was discharged on 20 August 1864 (6).

After the war

On 4 November 1864, he applied successfully for a pension (5, 14).

In 1880, he was living at 1809 Lambert Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Emma (9). He was a tin roofer (8).

He died on 3 April 1881, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of dropsy of heart (5 [4 Sep], 9 [3 April], 10). He was married, and was a tinsmith (10). The funeral was held on 7 April, at 523 Callowhill Street (his mother-in-law's house) (9, 41). Members of ED Baker Post Number 8 GAR were invited to attend (9). He was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery (10).

On 18 April 1881, his widow, Emma L Stetler, applied successfully for a pension (5, 14).

In 1890, his widow, Emma L Stetler, was living at 523 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia Pennsylvania (6). He had been shot through the right hand, and had suffered from rheumatism (6).

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) (William C Stettler)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 May 1863 (Private Stettler)

3 company A descriptive roll, entry 54 (William C Stettler)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 2 May 1864 (Pri Stetler)

5 pension index, by regiment (William C Stetler)

6 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district 213, page 1 (image 1332 on Ancestry) (William C Stetler)

7 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 13th ward, series M653 roll 1163 page 539 = 119 handwritten (Wm C Stettler)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 597, microfilm series T9, film 1187, page 410 = page 12D handwritten (William Stelter [sic])

9 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 7 April 1881, page 4 (William C Stetler)

10 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3 April 1881 (William Stetler)

11 'The ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Press, Wednesday 13 May 1863, page 2 (Wm Stetler)

12 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania at Chancellorville', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 May 1863, page 8 (William Stetler)

13 Civil War veterans' card file, Pennsylvania Archives, available on ARIAS, accessed 5 February 2015 (William C Stettler)

14 pension index, by name (William C Stetler)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William C Stutler)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William C Stetteller)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William C Stetler)

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Willliam C Stettler)

19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William C Stuttler)

Display



William C Stetler in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 13th ward, series M653 roll 1163 page 539 = 119 handwritten]
line16171819202122
Dwelling number804      
Family number808      
NameJohn M StettlerMaria C "Wm C "Mary A "Henry L "Fanny H "Ella N "
Age44392017 [?]1584
Sex       
Color       
OccupationTin Smith App to Tin Sm    
Value of real estate owned       
Value of personal estate       
Place of birthPenna""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year    1  
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 597, microfilm series T9, film 1187, page 410 = page 12D handwritten]
[I didn't transcribe the other family in this residence, Ruth and Ella Wilson]
line910
street nameLambert Street
house number1809"
dwelling visit #96"
family visit #108"
nameStelter [sic] William" Emma
colorWW
sexmf
age4035
month born if born in year  
relationship Wife
single  
married[blank][blank]
widowed/divorced  
married during year  
occupationTin RooferHouse Keeper
months unemployed  
currently ill?  
blind  
deaf/dumb  
idiotic  
insane  
disabled  
school this year  
can't read  
can't write  
birthplace" [sc. Pa]"
father's birthplacePaGermany
mother's birthplacePaGermany

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district 213, page 1 (image 1332 on Ancestry)]
[line] 1
[house] 17
[family] 17
[name] Emma L widow of Stetler William C
[rank] Private
[company] A
[unit] 91 Penn Vols
[enlistment date] 20 Aug 1861
[discharge date] 20 Aug 1864
[length of service] 3 years, x months, x days
[post office address] 523 Callowhill St
[disability incurred] Shot through Right Hand Rheumatism
[remarks]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[I couldn't find him in the transcription on Ancestry, searched February 2005]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 18 April 2015, from Fold3]


Stutler William C
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Stetler William C

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 19 Apr 15]

Stetteller, William C.
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD
Original filed under
Stetler, William C.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 20 Apr 15]

Stetler William C
     William
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also V.R.C.
135 Co. 2" Battln

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 22 Apr 15]

Stettler, William C
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Stetler, William C.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 5, transcribed 23 Apr 15]

Stuttler William C
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Stetler William C

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 7 April 1881, page 4]
STETLER.--On the 3d inst., WILLIAM C. STETLER, son of John M. and Charlotte M. Stetler.

The relatives and friends of the family, also E. D. Baker Post, No. 8, and the Ninety-first Regiment, Pa. Vols., are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from his mother-in-law's, Mrs. C. Roth, No. 523 Callowhill street, this afternoon, at 3 o'clock.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3 April 1881, William Stetler]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed October 2008)]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, William Stetler
2. Color, White
3. Sex, [blank]
4. Age, 41st year
5. Married
6. Date of Death, 3rd Inst.
7. Cause of Death, Dropsy of Heart
Wm Stiles, Jr M.D.
Residence, 1931 Fairmount Ave.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Tin Smith
9. Place of Birth. Philad
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 12th Ward
12. Street and Number, Calowhill [sic] below 6th St.
13. Date of Burial, April 7th 1881
14. Place of Burial, Laurel Hill Cem.
John A. Franks, Undertaker.
Residence, 441 North 6th St.

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