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1860's Magnus Koechling CDV Photo, Washington DC & Maryland, Civil War


On reverse: "Magnus Koechling" is handwritten, autographed in old fancy period pencil script. Photo type: CDV carte de visite Photograph. Photographer: J.D. Heywood's Photographic Art Rooms, New Berne, North Carolina, Craven County. (known to be photographer John Heywood or John D. Heywood)

Note: Magnus added the rest of the word Carolina at the end of N.C. for it to read "N. Carolina" in his fine pencil handwritten script. New Berne is the 19th c. spelling of what is now known as New Bern, NC.

In August 1864 to August 1866, the US government taxed photographs to help pay for the American Civil war. Revenue stamps were placed on the back of photos, and “hand cancelled" by the photographer. CDV's with revenue stamps are collectible for stamp and vintage photography collectors. It is a way to date a Civil War era photograph. This CDV has a cancelled 3 cent revenue stamp with initials written over stamp in dip pen ink.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Magnus Before Civil War:
Magnes Kochling, Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index
Event Type Immigration
Event Date Oct 1 1846
Event Place Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Age 5, Birth Year (Estimated) 1841
Birthplace Rosenthel
Ship Name Harvest
Note: We are not sure this is him, census records say born in Maryland, but interesting nonetheless.

Magmes Koechling: possibly his father or relative?
United States Census, 1870
Event Place Maryland, United States
Age 70
Birth Year (Estimated) 1799-1800
Birthplace Prussia
Magmes Koechling M 70 Prussia (Magnus)
Julia Koechling F 53 Prussia
Julius Koechling M 26 Maryland

Magnus Koechling Civil War records:
Magnus Koechling
United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 29 Sep 1868
Event Place Fort McHenry, Maryland, United States
Age 26, Birth Year (Estimated) 1842

New Jersey. Adjutant-General's Office: Records of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865, Vol. 2, 1876
Date: Between 1861 and 1876
Place: New Jersey, USA
Publication date: 1876
Publication place: Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Magnus Koeckling, Hos (assumed to mean Hospital Steward)

Magnus Koechling in the US Civil War Soldier Records & Profiles 1861-1865
Rank at enlistment: Hospital Steward
State Served: Regular Army
Service Record: Enlisted in the Regular Army Hospl Stewards Infantry.
Sources: Index to Compiled Military Service Records
Residence was not listed; Enlisted as a Hospital Steward (date unknown).
He also had service in: US Army Hospital Stewards

Magnus Koechling in the US Civil War Pension Index:
General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
Place Filed: District of Columbia, USA
Relation to Head: Soldier
Spouse: Regina M Koechling

National Archives Article: January—March 2014, volume 40, number 1:
Article called: Did your Union Civil War ancestor have an artificial limb? By Claire Prechtel-Kluskens: "The “List of Veterans Furnished Artificial Limbs, 1871–1872” is a single 251-page volume that contains a list of men furnished artificial limbs under laws enacted before 17 June 1870, according to the explanation written at the front by U.S. Army Steward Magnus Koechling, Surgeon General’s Office, 1 April 1872. He noted the list included records for 3,021 arms, 4,464 legs, 48 feet, and 214 apparatus for resection."

After war...After 1865:
1st Marriage to Amelia Monck:
Magnus Koechling in the 1870 United States Federal Census
Age in 1870: 28
Birth Year: abt 1842
Birthplace: Maryland
Home in 1870: Washington Ward 4, Washington, District of Columbia
Post Office: Washington
Household Members: Name Age
Charlotte Monck 49
Ida Monck 20
Edward Monck 18
Magnus Koechling 28
Amelia T Koechling 25
Joseph Reese 45
Edward Reese 15
Emma Reese 13
Jeff Barrett 27
James Thompson 29
Wallace Hills 25

Magnus Koechling mentioned in the record of Magnus Koechling & Amelia T Munck
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 23 Sep 1869
Event Place District of Columbia, United States
Spouse's Name Amelia T Munck (also seen as Monke, Monch)

2nd Marriage, to Regina Robinson Koechling:
WASHINGTON. D.C. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1879. TWO CENTS. THE EVENING STAR. PUBLISHED DAILY. Except Sunday, RTAA BUILDING. Pennsylvanfa Avenue. Corner 11th Street by The Evening Star Newspaper: "MARRIAGE Licenses have been issued to Magnus Koechling, of Baltimore, Maryland and Regina Robinson of Philadelphia.

Magnus Koechling in the District of Columbia, Compiled Marriage Index, 1830-1921
District of Columbia, Compiled Marriage Index, 1830-1921
Marriage Date: 29 Sep 1879
Marriage Place: Washington, District of Columbia
Spouse: Regina M. Robinson

As a "Son in law:" Magnus Koechling United States Census 1880
Event Type Census
Event Date 1880
Event Place Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Age 38
Marital Status Married
Occupation Clerks Sgo War Dept
Relationship to Head of Household Son-in-law
Birth Year (Estimated) 1842
Birthplace Germany
Father's Birthplace Germany
Mother's Birthplace Germany
Household: Age, Birthplace
Henry B Robinson Self M 58 Pennsylvania, United States
Ellen C Robinson Wife F 49 Maryland, United States
Clara B Robinson Daughter F 21 Pennsylvania, United States
Magnus Koechling Son-in-law M 38 Germany
Regina Koechling Daughter F 25 Pennsylvania, United States
Marie Koechling Granddaughter F 8 District of Columbia, United States

Magnus Koechling District of Columbia Deaths
Event Type Death
Event Date 16 Mar 1889
Event Place District of Columbia, United States
Address 935 T. St., N.W.
Age 48
Marital Status Married
Occupation Governemnt Clerk
Birth Year (Estimated) 1841
Birthplace Baltimore, Maryland
Burial Date 18 Mar 1889
Cemetery Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Parent's Birthplace Both Germany

Regina M Koechling United States Census, 1910
Event Place Precinct 8, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Age 52
Marital Status Widowed
Birth Year (Estimated) 1858
Birthplace Pennsylvania
Father's Birthplace Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace Maryland
Regina M Koechling Head F 52 Pennsylvania
Ellen C Koechling Daughter F 28 District of Columbia
Lilliam M Koechling Daughter F 24 District of Columbia
Henry M Koechling Son M 21 District of Columbia

Lillian Koechling: Howard Russell Barnes (1877-1930) married Lillian M. (Koechling) Barnes (1886-1979) on 19 Sept 1921 in Washington, DC. She was born in Washington, DC, to Magnus Koechling (1841-1889) and Regina M. (Robinson) Koechling (born Feb 1860). In the 1930 U.S. Census, Howard and Lillian were living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lillian died in Washington, DC.

Magnus was a medical hospital steward or nurse during the American Civil war. We shudder to think of the life he led during the war, and the experiences he saw. He died young with small children at age 48 in Washington, as a DC government clerk, presumably by article above, in the medical field. This photo was found in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, in the area of Harrisburg. Alternative spellings in census are Koeckling, Kochling, Kockling, Kechling, Keckling. We see he has NJ, NC, DC, MD, Germany and PA ties, an interesting life.

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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