Welcome to "Remembering the 142nd PVI". The purpose of this site is post pictures, information, and the final resting places of this regiment of the American Civil War. It seeks to tell a "bottom up" history, straight from the common soldiers themselves. If you have any information concerning the 142nd, please email me at bmonticue@gmail.com. Thank you and enjoy.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Pvt. Michael Ansell, Co. C

Michael Ansell was born on March 10, 1838 in Somerset County, PA to John and Martha (King) Ansell. Census records show that he grew up in Upper Turkeyfoot Twp, along with his brothers and sisters.

Michael was mustered into Co. C 142nd PA Infantry on Aug 25, 1862 at Camp Curtin, near Harrisburg, PA. He was mustered out with his company on May 29, 1865.

After the war, Michael moved back to Somerset County to work on the farm, and married Barbara Henry in 1865. The couple would go on to have seven children. In March 1896, Barbara passed away and Jacob was re-married to his second wife, Ellen Zigler two years later.

Above is the Pension Index Card for Michael Ansell, with his 2nd wife listed.

Michael passed away on Jan 9, 1912 and is buried with his first wife, Barbara, in the Scullton Brethern Cemetery in Upper Turkeyfoot Twp, Somerset County, PA.

History of Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania; Bedford County by E. 
Howard Blackburn; Somerset County by William H. Welfley; v.3, Pub. The Lewis 
Publishing Company, New York/Chicago 1906, ppg. 362/3

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