Engle, Charles

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Charles was born in Knox on March 13, 1838, a son of David Engle and Catherine Swart. He was a brother to Jacob and John Engle who were killed in action in the Civil War.

Marriage & Children

Charles married on August 27, 1859, Charlotte Bronk who was born on June 4, 1836, a daughter of Joel Bronk and Christina Eva Warner[1] and had the following children:

  • Mary Ester Engle[1]
  • John D. Engle[1]
  • Grace Evelyn Engle[1]
  • Alberto J. Engle[1]
  • Elmer Guy Engle[1]

Military Service

Residence: Vestal, Broome Co., NY
Enlistment Date: 13 Aug 1862
Enlistment Place: Vestal, NY
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 137th Infantry
Company: Company B
Promotion Date: 15 Dec 1973
Promotion Rank: Full Corporal
Muster Out Date: 9 June 1865
Muster Out Place: Bladensburg, MD
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 23 to serve 3 years.
Sources Used: Ancestry.com Military databases; Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York, Regimental Rosters.


Charlotte died on February 14, 1907 and Charles died on December 24, 1918. Both died at Fenton, Broome County, NY.


Additional Research Notes

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War

New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900

New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 about Charles Engle Name: Charles Engle Age: 23 Birth Year: abt 1839 Birth Place: Albany, New York Enlistment Year: 1862 Enlistment Location: Vestal, New York Muster Year: 1862 Separation Details: Muster Out of Service Separation Date: 9 Jun 1865

Civil War Record Summaries

Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York

137 NY Infantry
ENGLE, CHARLES — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, August 13, 1862, at Vestal, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 26, 1862; promoted corporal, December 15, 1863; sergeant, April 1, 1865; mustered out with company, June 9,1865, near Bladensburg, Md.

Census Records

1850 United States Federal Census about Charles Engle

Name: Charles Engle Age: 11 Birth Year: abt 1839 Birthplace: New York Home in 1850: Knox, Albany, New York Gender: Male Family Number: 67 Household Members: Name Age David Engle 51 Catherin Engle 49 Amanda Engle 23 Jacob Engle 18 Paul Engle 16 Charles Engle 11 John Engle 9 Sophia Engle 5

Additional Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Berne NY Family files, www.bernehistory.org