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Jacob Shenkel 1840 - 1927 Pennsylvania / Ohio  
         NEED his  parents 
            son of
             Jacob born 1 Jan 1840 Pittsburg Ohio
             Jacob died 14 August 1927 East Liverpool Ohio
                       buried
          has  brothers      
               William  b- abt 1842    
               Albert b-abt 1844
Jacob lived in Ohio  1847 - 1860   then off to the war
      after war returned to East Liverpool Ohio
       
(Special Gettysburg  125th  Anniversary Issue  Vol 2  Fall  1987 pgs  8-23  contained                                             
Memories of the war:  Jacob Shenkel's Gettysburg Diary  The Last  Shot  
                      by   Timothy  R  Brooks)
      
          CIVIL  WAR   joined the 33rd Independent  Pittsburg  Pennsylvania  Regiment
after reaching full complement, the 33rd ordered to Washington, D. C. 
and became part of the Capitol's perimeter defenses.  
On  18 November 1861, the 33rd was redesignated the 62nd Pennsylvania
Volunteers, and completed its training as an operational fighting unit 
for the upcoming spring offensive. Jacob Shenkel's official rank was 
musician / drummer attached to Company L; one of two for each company. 
(62nd Reg Co L)

married  1 Jan 1866  Annie Cowen
                     dau of
                     Annie born                      Pittsburg Pennsylvania
                     Annie died             1892
                                             buried
Note: Annie's brother  served in the CIVIL WAR -  
              Abashe  Cowen  "Bash"     62nd Reg Co L
           Abashe Cowen  died  12 May 1864  Laurel Hill
           Abashe Cowen  "Bash" as he was nicknamed, assumed many military
transgressions in  his soldiering career; 
most notably a court martial in March 1863 for breaking into the 
medical supplies and absconding with several bottles of whiskey. 

children  -- Remus     b-  abt  1868?  moved to  Illinois
          -- Mentor     b- abt 1870?
          -- Pearl       b- 7 May  1874   d-  Aug 1968  Residence  E Liverpool Ohio
          -- Daisy      b- abt 1874?
                  
and a  grandson 
           -- Elwyn  Shenkel  b-15 Dec 1895  
                              d-   Feb 1971  Residence  E Liverpool Oh   
           1917  in  332nd Inf training at Camp Sherman near Chillicothe Ohio  
              ss # 291 14 3473


Elwyn Shenkel Ohio       
       father    maybe ??    
                 Mentor  Shenkel  b-15 Dec 1895  
                                  d-  Feb 1971 E Liverpool Ohio
      

note  --  Memories of the War: 
          Jacob Shenkel's Gettysburg The Last Shot
          by Timothy  R  Brooks 
          Vol  2  number  3      
          Fall  1987         page 15
 
                                                 
in 1917, Jacob's  grandson Elwyn  in 332nd Inf in training at 
Camp Sherman near Chillicothe Ohio commented in his diary that
his grandfather had appeared on foot and spent the day with the men. 
Perhaps the old vetern was trying to stir his recollections of an 
earlier time when life was exciting and all one's comrades were 
young and brave.   Grandfather Jacob Shenkel b-1840 served in civil war.

  Special Gettysburg  125th  Anniversary Issue  Vol 2  
Fall  1987 pgs  8-23  contained
Memories of the war:  
Jacob Shenkel's Gettysburg Diary  The Last  Shot
                      by   Timothy  R  Brooks

References  for  family members---- also  letters written
               pg  14      Shenkel apparently made at least one condolence 
call on the Cowen family in Pittsburg, the upshot being that he married 
Private Cowen's sister, Annie on January 1, 1866. Prior to her death 
in 1892, she and Jacob raised four children into adulthood: 
Remus who moved to Illinois; Mentor and his two daughters Pearl 
and Daisy, all of whom resided in East Liverpool. (Ohio)

              pg 15       As a charter member of the local post of the 
Grand Army of the Republic,  Shenkel, not surprisingly, appears in 
most of that organization's group photographs.

                             In 1917,  Jacob's grandson, 
Elwyn Shenkel, a member of the 332nd Infantry in training at 
Camp Sherman near Chillicothe Ohio, commented in his diary that 
his grandfather had appeared on foot and spent the day with the men. 
Perhaps the old veteran was trying to stir his recollections 
of an earlier time when life was exciting and all one's comrades 
were young and brave.
 
                             Jacob Shenkel  died at his home at 
412 East Third Street on August 14,1927 at age 86; sixty-four years 
after his portrayal as a corpse at Devil's Den at a time so long ago, 
when many young hearts slipped below life's horizon into ageless 
grounds of death.   
                           
          THE  DIARY
Inside cover reads: 
"Jacob Shenkel - Co L  62nd Regt. P.V.
2nd Brigard, First Division
Fifth Corps, Army Potomac"
"Daily Pocket Diary for the year 1863 
for the purpose of Registering 
Events of Past, Present or Future Occurrence"
Inside rear cover reads: "Jake Shenkel was 
Born in the city of Pittsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. 
Born January 1st 1840.  
Lived in the State of Ohio from year 1847 until 1860.  
August 9th  Enlisted in Defense of the National Flag 
and to help crush the Rebellion.

 pg 16                     April 1863
Monday April 27 - Rec'd letter from A.A. and one from 
Mr?. Saw Frederick and the Rest of the Boys in the 46th P.V.


     Wanda Shinkle  received in 1998  from  Tim  Brooke, 
he got pictures & diary in Chester West Virginia at yard sale.
Special Gettysburg  125th  Anniversary Issue  Vol 2  Fall  1987 
pgs  8-23  contained 
Memories of the war:  
Jacob Shenkel's Gettysburg Diary  The Last  Shot  
by   Timothy  R  Brooks
       

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