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Charles Henry Yagle, Sr.

Male Abt 1843 - Bef 1896  (~ 53 years)


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  • Name Charles Henry Yagle 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Alternate birth Abt 1842  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born Abt 1843  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 12 Jun 1896  Santa Clara County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I31319  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of ASF
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2020 

    Family Eliza Ellen Boggs,   b. 7 Jun 1843, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1929, Santa Clara County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Aft 5 Oct 1864  [1
    Notes 
    • 5 Oct 1864 is the date on the second of two love letters from Charles Henry Yagle to Eliza Ellen Boggs quoted in the research notes of Patrick Foley; in both letters it is absolutely clear that they are a courting couple, not yet married.
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Lee "Bessie" Yagle,   b. 5 Jun 1878, Allegheny, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1952, San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Charles Henry Yagle, Jr.,   b. Bef 31 May 1884
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F18588  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1880 census says that his parents were both born in Germany. Patrick Foley reports that Charles Henry Yagle's mother never learned to speak English and was referred to by her descendants as "Grossmudder Yagle."

      He appears in a muster roll of the 123rd Pennsylvania Infantry, age 20, enlisted at Pittsburgh 7 Aug 1862. An index card record exists for his widow's 27 Nov 1896 application for a pension based on his Civil War service; she is called on the card "Yagle, Lide. E." The Civil War Service Index (CMSR) - Union - Pennsylvania on fold3.com adds the information that he served in Company E. We have not found any further details of his service, including the date of his discharge. Two 1864 letters to his future wife, Eliza Ellen Boggs, reproduced in Patrick Foley's research notes, would seem to indicate that his service ended before 5 Sep 1864.

      According to Patrick Foley's research draft, he and his wife and their four children "moved to the Santa Clara Valley in California, where they purchased 19½ acres of land on Hostetter Road in the Berryessa district, northeast of San Jose." "In addition to the peaches, pears, apricots, and prunes in his orchard, he grew potatoes, squash, melons, tomatoes, corn, and carrots. A jar of his summer squash, preserved in solution, was exhibited at the 1893 World's Columbian Exhibition as part of the Santa Clara County exhibit."

      The ancestry.com database "California, Death and Burial Records from Select Counties, 1873-1987" includes an index card that lists two newspaper obituaries for Charles Henry Yagle:

      Yagle, Charles Henry
      DAILY HERALD
      June 13, 1896, p. 4, col. 4
      Even. News
      June 12, 1896, p. 4, col. 4

      We have not been able to directly view these obituaries, but from this index card we can conclude with reasonable safety that he died in Santa Clara County, which had both a Daily Herald and an Evening News in 1896.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5092] "Charles Henry Yagle", research draft by Patrick Foley, shared with ASF and PNH 1 Dec 2020.

    2. [S2244] 1880 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com.

    3. [S5069] California, Death and Burial Records from Select Counties, 1873-1987, on ancestry.com.