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St. Mark’s Cemetery All Wars Memorial, Hubley Township

| November 30, 2011

St. Mark’s Cemetery lies off Lykens Valley Road (Route 25) in Hubley Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, and is the last cemetery that can be seen from the road as the traveler heads west out of Schuylkill County into Dauphin County toward the Borough of Gratz.   The cemetery is off the main road on School Street.  […]

Gratz During the Civil War – Franklin Fidler House

| November 29, 2011

At the west end of Gratz on the north side of Market Street is a block of properties that were part of the original Simon Gratz subdivision.  Most prominent of these in approaching Market Street from Specktown Road is at Lot #81 (northwest corner of intersection of Specktown Road and West Market Street).  West of […]

Gratz During the Civil War – Samuel’s Church

| November 28, 2011

Early records of this Gratz property, known on the Simon Gratz subdivision as Lot #18, indicate it was first owned by George Kissinger in 1815.  The deed for the 1815 transaction is the earliest-found recorded deed of any of the original Simon Gratz lots.  George Kissinger is not known to have erected any building on […]

Honorable Discharges – 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I – Part 5

| November 27, 2011

Today, the blog post  again continues to feature members of the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, who served the full term of nine months and received honorable discharges on 5 August 1863.  The research results presented here are based on preliminary data gathering on each of the members of the company and searches for Pension […]

Devil’s Den & Elsewhere – Unknown Photos at Gettysburg

| November 26, 2011

In the files of the Gratz Historical Society are a number of unidentified or partially identified photos, some of which pertain to the Civil War.  The photo shown above was contributed by Joseph Hartman with the only identification as, “Devil’s Den, c. 1910.”  Unfortunately, the Society only has a photocopy of the original.  No one […]