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Calvary United Methodist Church and Cemetery (Part 2 of 6)

Posted By on August 14, 2011

Civil War veteran burials in the Calvary United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wiconisco, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, are continued today.


Daniel D. Jury (1843-1904).  Served in the 127th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, as a Private, from his muster in on 9 August 1862 to muster out on 29 May 1863.  He later served in the 208th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Corporal, from 30 August 1864 through 1 June 1865.  Daniel married Mary Lehman and lived in Washington Township, Dauphin County; Berrysburg; and lastly Wiconisco.  He had a butcher shop in the Berrysburg area and also worked as a farmer throughout his lifetime.


Andrew Guise Hensel (1831-1908).  Although there is a G.A.R. marker at his grave site, no Civil War service record has been located to date.  More information is sought on Andrew Hensel and his wife Catherine Workman.


Amos Mark Wolf (1841-1921).  It appears from the dates on this stone that this supposed Civil War veteran lived nearly 80 years.  There is a G.A.R. marker at his grave.  However, no Civil War veteran records have been located to date, and more information is sought on him and his wife Sallie.


Daniel Batdorf (1841-1905).  Also known as Baddorf and Batdorff.  Served in the 173rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K, as a Private, from 2 November 1862 to his discharge on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability on 7 Apr 1863.  Daniel married Elizabeth Adams, the sister of Nicholas Adams who has been previously profiled on this blog.  Daniel worked as a miner for a time after the war but then began a business as a huckster and grocer, operating an establishments in Williams Township and Williamstown.


George Samuel Host (1838-1909).  Also known as Hoast.  George had possible service in the 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company B as well as in the Regular Army (33rd U.S. Infantry and 15th U.S. Infantry).  His records might be confused with another person of the same name but there is some certainty that the George Host buried in Calvary Cemetery was a Civil War veteran.   He married Rebecca Dockey during the war and they lived in Lower Mahanoy Township in Northumberland County where George was a laborer and later in Williamstown and Williams Township where he worked as a farmer.  More information is sought to clarify George’s Civil War service.


Charles J. Starnowski (1845-1907).  Also known as Carl Starnowsky.  Served in the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, as a Private, from 2 March 1865 where he mustered in at Philadelphia through muster out on 10 July 1865.  He was born in Prussia and arrived in America in 1864.  After the war he lived in Wiconisco with his wife Sarah and worked as a blacksmith and a laborer.


Alexander F. Thompson (1845-1924).  Alexander first served in the 129th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company B, as a Private, from 10 August 1862 through 18 May 1863.  His second regiment was the 39th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company B, as a Private, from July 1863 through 2 August 1863.  Finally, he served in the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company G, as a Corporal, from 1 Jul 1865 through 23 Aug 1865.  His service in each of these regiments is noted on his large grave marker.  Alexander married Elizabeth A. “Lizzie” Hawk.  He lived in Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County; Porter Township, Schuylkill County; Williams Valley, Schuylkill County; and eventually Lykens Borough.  For a time after the war, he worked as a laborer but then learned law and became an attorney in Lykens where he practiced until his death.  As an attorney, he took an active part in the preparation of pension papers for his fellow veterans.


John H. Wert (1837-1913).  Also spelled Wirt.  Served in the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private, from 13 October 1862 through 5 August 1863.  He married Mary Margaret Pinkerton, lived in Wiconisco Township, and worked as a carpenter in the coal mines.


Continued Wednesday.

Information for this post was taken from the files of the Civil War Research Project.  The Civil War Research Project is seeking additional information on any Civil War veterans who are currently included in this study or veterans who should be included.  Readers are invited to contribute by commenting on this post or by by contacting the Civil War Research Project.


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