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STEPHEN STICKLE, Company "B"


NATIONAL ARCHIVES PENSION FILE
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Transcribed by Laurie Birks Dean from pension file provided by Linda Fluharty.


Declaration For Original Invalid Pension

State of Pennsylvania
Greene County}SS.
     On this 12th day of October, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight personally appeared before me, Clerk of the Court of Common Please, a court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid, Stephen Stickle aged 4- years, a resident of the Township of Richhill, county of Greene, State of Pennsylvania, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Stephen Stickle who was ENROLLED on the 6th day of November, 1861, in Company "B" of the 1st Regiment of W. Va. Cav. Vols., commanded by S. H. Boone and was honorably DISHCARGED at Wheeling, W. Va. on the 7th day of November 1864; that his personal description is as follows:

Age, 33 years;
Height, 6 feet 1 inch;
Complexion, dark;
Hair, black;
Eyes, blue.

That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and in the line of his duty at Brandy Station, in the State of Va. on or about the 11th day of October, 1863, he received a gunshot wound in the right shoulder while engaged in action with the enemy in the said battle of Brandy Station, Va. That said wound is painful and causing him much inconvience and to a great extent disqualifies him for manual labor.

That he was treated in hospitals as follows: Emery Hospital Washington from about Oct. 12 or 13th, 1863 for a period of some months, forget just how long.

That since leaving the service this applicant has resided in the Township of Richhill, Greene County in the State of Pa., and his occupation has been that of a carpenter. That prior to his entry into the service above named he was a man of good, sound, physical health, being when enrolled a carpenter. That he is now partially disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor by reason of his injuries, above described, received in the service of the United States; and he therefore makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension roll of the United States.
     He hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, J. P. Teagarden of Waynesburg State of Pennsylvania, his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim. That he has never received nor applied for a Pension. That his Post Office address is Simpsons Store county of Washington State of Pa. but that he resides in Greene County. (Note: Simpson's Store is/was in Greene Co.)

Stephen Stickle
(Claimant's signature)


War Department,
Adjutant General's Office,
Washington, D. C., November 6th, 1879.

Sir:
     I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 273,729, and to return it herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.
     It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office that Stephen Stickle was enrolled on the 6th day of August, 1861, at Washington, Pa., in Co. "B" 1st Regiment of W. Virginia Cavalry Volunteers, to serve three years or during the war, and mustered into service as a Corporal on the 19th day of September, 1861, at Wheeling, Va., in Co. "B", 1st Regiment of W. Virginia Cavalry Volunteers, to serve three years, or during the war. On the Muster Rolls of Co. "B" of that Regiment, to August 31, 1862, he is reported present

Sept. & Oct. 1862, absent, on recruiting service; Nov. & Dec. 1862, present; Same to August 31, 1863; Sept. & Oct. 1863, absent in Emory Hospital, Washington, D. C. wounded since October 5, 1863. (the Co. was in action at Brandy Station, Va. Oct. 11, 1863); Nov. & Dec. 1863, present; Jan. & Feb. 1864, same; Sept. & Oct. 1864 (next on file) absent to Dismounted Camp.

Sergeant honorably mustered out with the Non-Veterans of the Company November 15, 1864, at Wheeling, W. Va. muster out to take effect from November 7, 1864.

Regimental return for October 1863 does not report date he was sent to hospital, March 1864 not reported absent, Subsequent returns to October 1864, not on file.

This man was "Wounded in action at Brandy Station, Va. October 10, 1863, nature and location of wound not stated. He was admitted to Emory Hospital, Washington, D. C., Oct. 13, 1863, date of return to duty not given."


Declaration For Invalid Pension.

State of Pennsylvania
County of Greene}SS:
     On this 4th day of May, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace within and for the county and State aforesaid, Stephen Stickle, aged 60 years, a resident of Eno, County of Greene, State of Pa., who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Stephen Stickle who was enrolled on the 6" day of Nov., 1861, in Co. "B" 1st W. Va. Cav. as Sergeant in the War of Rebellion and served at least ninety days, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at Wheeling, W. Va. on the 7th day of November, 1864. That he is partially unable to earn a support by reason of gun shot wound or right shoulder, rheumatism and kidney disease.

Certificate No. 178,998; act of June 17 1890.

That his post office address is Eno, County of Greene, State of Pa.

Stephen Stickle
(Claimant's Signature)

A. B. Barnett
Wm. D. Ewing
(Attest)


Neighbor's Affidavit.

State of Pennsylvania, County of Greene, SS:
     In the matter of the application for pension of Stephen Stickle Co. "B", 1st Reg't. Va. Cavalry Vols.
     On this 22nd day of May, 1897 (error? 1891? Descendant, Tammy Frye, states he died in 1894.) personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace, in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths James M. Smart aged 47 years, a resident of Time in the County of Greene and State of Pennsylvania whose Postoffice address is Time, Greene Co., Pennsylvania and Thomas Fry aged 61 years, a resident of Eno in the County of Greene and State of Pennsylvania whose Postoffice address is Eno, Greene County, Penna. and well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows:

That we have been well and personally acquainted with Stephen Stickle for 38 years, and 35 years, respectively, and that we are by occupations, farmers, and the claimant is a farmer and carpenter by occupation and I first named witness reside within two miles of claimant and see him at least four times per month and I have employed him and worked with him and for him more or less for 38 years. I, as second named witness, reside within one mile of said claimant and see him every few days and I have employed him and worked more or less for him each year for thirty years and he has worked with me and for me. The said claimant is suffering from said disabilities 1st, gunshot wound in right shoulder which is very painful to him. 2nd disability, kidney disease which comes from pain in small of back and irregularity of urinating at times too free and other time not enough and very painfull to claimant. 3rd disability, is rheumatism which we have seen him suffering with by pains through his limbs, shoulders, and back.

We know of claimant suffering from those disabilities by his conduct and actions which came under our own observations by being present with him and seeing for ourselves, plainly. As to what extent he is disabled from manual labor we would say the greater part of the time he is entirely unfit for hard work by reason of said disablities this is to the best of our knowledge.......


Department of the Interior,
Bureau of Pensions,
Washington, D. C., January 15, 1898.

Certificate No. 178,998
Name, Stephen Stickle

First. Are you married? If so, please state your wife's full name and her maiden name.
Answer. Hannah Viola. Ketlar

Second. When, where, and by whom were you married?
Answer. Dec. 18th, 1866 at James McKee by Squire McGuire

Third. What record of marriage exists?
Answer. by witnesses James McKee, William Ketlar

Fourth. Were you previously married?
Answer. No

Fifth. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth.
Answer.

Wiley, June 16th, 1867
David, Oct. 18th, 1869
William, Oct. 27th, 1871
Mary, Oct. 15, 1873
Belle, April 26, 1876
Sadie, August 16, 1878
Eliza, April 6, 1881
Nannie, Dec. 2, 1883
Gertie, Feb. 2, 1886

Stephen Stickle
(Signature)

Date of reply, July 4th, 1898


Declaration For Pension.

State of Pennsylania
County of Greene}SS.
     On this eighth day of March, one thousand nine hundred and seven, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace within and for the county and State aforesaid, Stephen Stickle, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 79 years of age, and a resident of ......county of Greene, State of Pennsylvania; and that he is the identical person who was ENROLLED at Wheeling, W. Va. under the name of Stephen Stickle, on the sixth day of November, 1861, as a Cavalryman, in Sergeant Co. B, 1st West Virginia Cavalry in the service of the United States in the Civil war, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at Wheeling, W. Va., on the seventh day of November, 1864. That his personal description at enlistment was as follows:

Height, 6 feet 1 inch;
Complexion, dark;
Color of eyes, blue;
Color of hair, black;
Occupation, Carpenter;
Born, October 15th, 1827, at Greene Co., Pa.

That his serveral places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows: Greene Co., Pa.
That he is now a pensioner. Certificate No. 178,998
That his post-office address is West Finley, county of Washington, State of Pennsylvania

Stephen Stickle
(Claimant's signature in full.)

     Also personally appeared J. M. Vise, residing in Greene Co., Pa and Ida B. Wise, residing in Greene Co., Pa., persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw Stephen Stickle, the claimant, sign his name to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the claimant and their acquaintance with him of 20 years and 6 years, respectively, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

J. W. Vise
Ida B. Wise
(Signature of witnesses.)


Declaration For Pension.

State of Pennsylvania, County of Greene, ss:
     On this 23 day of May, one thousand nine hundred and twelve, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace within and for the county and State aforesaid, Stephen Stickle who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 83 years of age, and a resident of West Finley, county of Washington, State of Pennsylvania; and that he is the identical person who was ENROLLED at Wheeling, West Va. Cavalry, under the name of Stephen Stickle, on the 6 day of November, 1861 as a Sergeant, in Company B first West Va. Cavalry in the service of the United States, in the Civil War at Wheeling, W. Va. on the seventh day of November, 1864.

(same as above declaration)

That his post-office address is West Finley, county of Washington, State of Pennsylvania.

Stephen Stickle
(Claimant's signature in full.)

J. M. Livingood
James M. Swart
(Attest)


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