Charles Stowater


Charles Stowater enrolled in Co. E, 35th PA Inf,14 Sept 1861, Pittsburgh. He gave his age as 39 & said he was born in Preiberg(?), Saxony. In July, Aug, Sept, Oct & Nov 1862 was hospitalized in Wheeling & discharged for disability 8 Nov 1862 in Cumberland, MD. At that time, his age is given as 49, which is believed to be a mistake. Although the information was taken from his military record.


He married Mary King, probably shortly after 1850. She was some 17 years older than he was & I do not believe there were children, unless she had a child by a previous marriage. (The 1880 census has a granddaughter, aged 25 living with them.)


He evidently applied for a pension after his wife's death in 1884, but died (1890) before he was able to take the physical, so it was denied. According to the attorney, there were no children. He is buried in a family plot in the Allegheny Cemetery, sec. 31, lot 18.


His residences were Wilkins Twp., Collins Twp., & Coleman Station...his main occupation was grocer.