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Descendants of Philip Keiser Jr. in the Civil War (Part 2 of 3)

| September 30, 2011

Yesterday, the post focused on the oldest son of Philip Keiser Jr. (1800-1839).  That post gave the Civil War service of Daniel Keiser (1820-1877) and three of his sons, Henry Keiser (1840-1933), William Keiser (1844-1921), and George Keiser (1846-1863).  Today, the focus is on Philip’s youngest son, Jonas Keiser (1834- ?). Jonas Keiser served only […]

Descendants of Philip Keiser Jr. in the Civil War (Part 1 of 3)

| September 29, 2011

Philip Keiser Jr. (1800-1839) was born in Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  He married Elizabeth Hoffman (1800-1876), a daughter of Peter Hoffman (1778-1864) and a great-granddaughter of Johann Peter Hoffman (1709-1797), Lykens Valley pioneer settler.  All of Philip Keiser Jr.‘s descendants are therefore descendants of Johann Peter Hoffman [see prior posts on Hoffman family, […]

Rep. William Henry Miller, 14th Congressional District

| September 28, 2011

The second of the Civil War representatives for the 14th Congressional District of Pennsylvania was William Henry Miller (1829-1870), a Democrat from Harrisburg, Dauphin County. As the representative from the 14th Congressional District, he represented an area which included Gratz Borough.  William Henry Miller defeated Galusha A. Grow, a Republican, who was Speaker of the […]

Death and Funeral of George Washington Bitterman

| September 27, 2011

DEATH OF G. W. BITTERMAN LYKENS — G. W. Bitterman of South Second street, who on the evening of 29 March suffered an attack of apoplexy, died from its effects Wednesday morning about 5 o’clock , aged 56 years.  Although rational at certain moments, when he would recognize those about him, his memory would again […]

August 2011 Posts

| September 26, 2011

A listing of the August 2011 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Williamstown (Part 1 of 3) Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Williamstown (Part 2 of 3) Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Williamstown (Part 3 of 3) 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry – Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg […]