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Philip Schirck (abt. 1845 - abt. 1924)

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Philip Schirck
Born about in Yankee Bush Hill, Conewango Township, Warren County, Pennsylvaniamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died about in Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Biography of Philip SCHIRCK of 1845

Philip Schirck served in the United States Civil War.
Enlisted: February 13, 1864
Mustered out: July 19, 1865
Side: USA
Regiment(s): 111th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D


  • Philip Schirck was the second son of Jacob Schirck and Catherine Schuler. HIs father and grandfather were immigrants from Muttersholtz, Alsace, France and his grandfather fought for Napoleon.
  • Philip Schirck was the third child and second son of many siblings:
    • Catherine Schirck, I, born about 1844, who died in infancy.
    • Jacob Schirck, III, born August 1845, who enlisted in the Pennsylvania 10th Infantry Reserves was killed at Second Bull Run
    • Mary Margaret Schirck who married Louis Werle.
    • Phillip Schirck who enlisted in the 111th Pennsylvania Infantry, survived the Civil War and married Amelia Reig, and passed away August 24, 1924.
    • Mathias Schirck, born August 24, 1846 and married Anna Baker on July 3, 1873.
    • Catherine Schirck, born June 30, 1848, who married Civil War POW survivor Lawrence Lesser.
    • Mary M. Schirck, born November 14, 1850 who married William Yeagle and moved to Russell, Pennsylvania.
    • Carrie B. Schirck, born May 20, 1853, who married Clayton Cheney, was widowed, and remarried to Fenton B. Hayward.
  • Philip Schirck served in the 111th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, Third Brigade, Second Division, Twentieth Army Corps in the United States Civil War Between the States after his older brother Jacob was killed at the Battle of Second Bull Run. PHilip Schirck mustered in on February 13, 1864, and mustered out on July 19, 1865.
  • Philip Schirck marched with General Sherman through Gerogia, and was in the Battles of Reseca and Kenesaw Mountain in Georgia, and the Battle of Atlanta. He also survived many foraging patrols while looking for food for his unit.
  • Philip Schirck settled in Ridgway Ward 1, Elk County, Pennsylvania, United States, according to the 1920 United States Federal Census. He made harnesses according to the Warren County History on Pennsylvania GenWeb. Philip also served as Mayor of Ridgway, Pennsylvania for many years.
  • Philip Schirck survived the Civil War, but died in a traffic accident on August 24, 1924. Philip Schirck passed away when he was stuck by an oncoming vehicle after he exited his car from the driver's side on the side of a highway. He stepped outside his vehicle to look at something, and was hit by oncoming traffic. He is said to have been coming from Schirck Family Reunion in Warren, Pennsylvania to his home in Ridgway, Elk County, Pennsylvania.
  • Philip Schirck is buried in Thayer Cemetery, Elk County, Pennsylvania

Information as researched by Sharon Centanne, Saturday, January 3, 2015, and updated Thursday, February 4, 2016.

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Sources

  • The Schirck Family History by Salome Anne Schirck Gruber Huck, Warren, Pennsylvania, 1930. Second edtion updated by Hazel Culbertson and Dorothy Keller, and republished by Glenn Culbertson in 1967.
  • 1920 United States Federal Census"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M61G-YSK : accessed 4 February 2016), Philip Schirk, Ridgway Ward 1, Elk, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 6A, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,563.
  • 1910 United States Federal Census"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGQT-SWD : accessed 4 February 2016), Philip Schirk, Ridgway Ward 1, Elk, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 46, sheet 12B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,354.
  • 1850 United States Federal Census for Yankee Bush Hill, Conewango Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania: "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4Z7-NJL : accessed 4 February 2016), Phillip Schirck in household of Jacob Schirck, Conewango, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 2386, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • History of the counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania : with biographical selections, including their early settlement and development, a description of the historic and interesting localities, sketches of their cities, towns, and villages, portraits of prominent men, biographies of representative citizens, outline history of Pennsylvania, statistics, etc. Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co., 1890, page 741


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