- Born: 18 Oct 1838, Pennsylvania
- Marriage: Catherine Goudy circa 1865 in Perry Co., PA
- Died: 30 Aug 1917, Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA. at age 78
- Buried: 1 Sep 1917, Old Graveyard, Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland County, PA
Cause of his death was Old Age.
The 1860 Federal Census for Rye Township, Perry Co., Pennsylvania, Duncannon P. O., page 721A records Reuban Seiler (21 - PA) living with his parents Henry (52 - PA) and Anna (51 - PA) Seiler and siblings Catherine Seiler (28 - PA) and John Seiler (17 - PA). Also in the household is Jacob Sonder (3) [Souder?].
Service during the Civil War for:
Enlistment Date: 4 Jun 1861
Side Served: Union
State Served: Pennsylvania
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 4 June 1861.
Enlisted in Company B, 42nd Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 4 Jun 1861.
Deserted from Company B, 42nd Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 8 May 1863.
Also listed in the 13th Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry (42nd Volunteers/1st Pennsylvania Rifles)
Reuben appears on an 1890 Veterans Schedule for Carlisle, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania. He reports serving for 6 months from April 1865 to Oct 1865 in Company D of the 8th "Mch?" Cavalry. He indicates that he was shot in the right arm and is hard of hearing.
Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1944
Name: Ruben Seiler
Occupation: Retired Carpenter
Birth Date: 8 Oct 1838
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Death Date: 30 Aug 1917
Death Place: Carhsle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania
Burial: Sept 1, 1917 at Old Graveyard, Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland County, PA
Father Name: Henry Seiler
Father Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Mother Name: Ann Mary Shade
Mother Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Certificate Number: 84308
Reuben married Catherine Goudy, daughter of Samuel Goudy and Anna M. Aker, circa 1865 in Perry Co., PA. (Catherine Goudy was born on 21 Apr 1843 in Pennsylvania, died on 20 Feb 1926 in Carlisle, Cumberland County, PA and was buried on 23 Feb 1926 in Old Graveyard, Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland County, PA.) The cause of her death was Chronic Intestinal Nephritis / old age.