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91st Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

| August 31, 2011

(Part 67 of an ongoing series on the Battle of Gettysburg).  Around the base of the Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg are a series of plaques which, by regiment and company, note the names of every soldier who was present at the Battle of Gettysburg.  This post will present the plaque recognizing the men who served […]

90th Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg

| August 30, 2011

(Part 66 of an ongoing series on the Battle of Gettysburg).  Around the base of the Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg are a series of plaques which, by regiment and company, note the names of every soldier who was present at the Battle of Gettysburg.  This post will present the plaque recognizing the men who served […]

Lykens Postmaster Henry Feindt

| August 29, 2011

OUR NEW POSTMASTER LYKENS — Henry Feindt, whose appointment as postmaster was sent to the United States Senate for confirmation on Feb. 8, and who received his commission Thursday, Feb. 22nd, was born at Elizabethville on the 1st of January, 1842, and came to Lykens with his parents in May, 1851.  His father, the late […]

Gratz During the Civil War – Rudolph H. Dornheim, Cabinetmaker

| August 28, 2011

This is the eighth in a series of posts on Gratz during the Civil War. The original house on Lot #91 on the north side of Market Street was built about 1825 by John Wolf who bought the land from Simon Gratz.  Wolf sold the land and house to Christian Walborn in 1827 and the […]

Death of Valentine Lenker

| August 27, 2011

DEATH OF VALENTINE LENKER LYKENS –Valentine Lenker of Williamstown, a former member of the Legislature, and a man known throughout the entire upper end of the county, died Friday noon after a lingering illness, aged 62 years.  Last summer he took a trip west for the benefit of his health and on his return last […]