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2012 Additions to Civil War Veterans List – P to S

Posted By on April 26, 2012

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project was updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of post beginning last Friday and continuing intermittently for seven posts until concluding at the end of this month, a brief sketch of each of the newly added names will be presented along with a hyperlink to a specific post or list of posts where the name appears in the blog.

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Albert Vanderbilt Packer (1841-1874) was a son of the Gov. William Fisher Packer of Pennsylvania, 1858-1861.  Albert served in the 3rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K, as a Private for a short time and the records indicate that he deserted and subsequently returned.

Boyd Cummings Packer (1843-1908) was a son of the Gov. William Fisher Packer of Pennsylvania, 1858-1861.  Boyd registered for the draft in 1863, but no military service record has been located for him.  He was married twice:  to Annie White and to Katherine Wilson.

William Fisher Packer (1807-1870). the Governor of Pennsylvania, 1858-1861, immediately preceding the Civil War. He was a Democrat.  He had two sons of age to serve in the war.  He was married to Mary Wycoff Vanderbilt and is buried in the Williamsport Cemetery, Williamsport, Lycoming County.

William H. Painter (18xx-1912)is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County, and is identified as a Civil War veteran in the cemetery lists.  No other information is known about him at this time.

Joseph C. Parker (1840-1880) was a draftee from Columbia County who was assigned to the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private, but was immediately discharged upon arrival on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability.  He was married to Mary Harmon.

John Long Pease (1843-1916) was born in Halifax, Dauphin County and his father, Jacob Pease, was from Lykens, Dauphin County.  John was a member of the 56th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, serving as a Private.  He married Sarah E. Lowe and is buried in Franklin Church Cemetery, Franklin Township, York County.

Elias Peifer (18xx-xxxx) was from Dalmatia and may have served in the 173rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Private.  There is also a person of this same name who served in the 52nd Pennsylvania Infantry.  Elias is found in the Dalmatia Civil War veterans’ list.

Nicholas Peifer (18xx-xxxx) was killed in action according to the Dalmatia Civil War veterans’ list.  There is a second person of this same name in the Dalmatia list.  The regiment of service of this Nicholas Peifer has not been identified nor have the circumstances of his death.

Louise Henry Pelouze (1831-1878) was the Assistant Adjutant General at Harrisburg for the 14th Congressional District of Pennsylvania in 1865.  He was a general officer during the Civil War.  Louis married Ellen Latitia Dolittle and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Frederick K. Pick (1843-1897) served in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as Quartermaster Sergeant.  He was an immigrant from Germany.  His wife’s name was Denia.  He is buried in Dunmore Cemetery, Dunmore, Lackawanna County. The name is also found in the records as “Frederick K. Peck.”

Henry Pleasants (18xx-xxxx) was a Pottsville mining engineer who was involved in constructing the tunnel at Petersburg, Virginia.  This information was found in an article that appeared in the Citizen Standard, 25 June 1993, “Pottsville Mining Engineer Led One of the War’s Great Engineering Feats.”

Horace Porter (1837-1921) was the son of Pennsylvania Governor David R. Porter, 1839-1845. He was a military aide to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant during the war and after the war he served on the military tribunal that tried the Lincoln assassination conspirators.  Horace was born in Huntington County and married Sophia King McHarg.  He is buried in West Long Branch Cemetery, Monmouth County, New Jersey.

John H. Porter (1836-1913) served in the 10th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F, as a Private.  He was a resident of Millersburg and by occupation, a laborer.  His wife’s name was Mary and he is buried in Dauphin Cemetery, Dauphin County.

Zaccur P. Pott (1834-1913) was the grandson of John Pott, the founder of Pottsville, Schuylkill County.  He was identified in the article, “Some Locals Served with Confederacy,” which appeared in the Citizen Standard, 25 June 1993.  Zaccur was in Louisiana when the war began and was drafted into the Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate).  He escaped and joined the 194th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, where he served as 1st Lieutenant and Captain.  He was also a member of Moson’s Cavalry, Company A, as a 2nd Lieutenant as well as the 27th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company B, as a Private.  While he was a member of the 27th Pennsylvania Infantry, he supposedly deserted on 22 June 1863.

Charles S. Prentzel (1836-1901) was a member of the 25th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1862), Company D, as a Private.  He is possibly connected to the same family that had a glove factory in Halifax, Dauphin County.  Charles had a wife named Margaret or “Maggie” and he is buried in Fernwood Cemetery, Fernwood, Delaware County.

Henry Prenzel (1831-xxxx) was the father of Adam Prenzel of Halifax, Dauphin County, owner of the Prenzel Shoe Factory there.  He is possibly the Civil War veteran referred to in Memorial Day parades in Halifax, but at this time, a specific regiment of service has not been identified.

David Price (18xx-xxxx) – was found in the Dalmatia, Northumberland County, Civil War veterans’ list.  As of this date, no specific regiment has been identified for him.

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John Raber (1837-1899) was a resident of Tremont, Schuylkill County, who enlisted in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Sergeant.  He married Matilda Aulenbach and is buried in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon County.

Emanuel Rabuck (18xx-xxxx) served in the 148th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company E, as a Private.  His wife’s name was Mary.

Ross A. Radle (18xx-1931) is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County. According to the cemetery list, he was a Civil War veteran, but no regiment has yet been identified for his service.

John C. Ralston (1841-1905) joined the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, at the rank of Private.  He was a laborer who was born in Wisconsin [Note: This could be an error, and perhaps should be Wiconisco].

Robert H. Ramsey (1838-1876) was a Lieutenant in the 45th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H.  He married Margaret L. Lindsley.  He is buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Pottsville, Schuylkill County.

Israel H. Reed (1838-1895) was drafted into the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, and served as a Private.  He also was a member of the 192nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, where he was a Private.  According to his enrollment information, he was born in Hegins, Schuylkill County, and had brothers Joseph Reed and Abraham Reed who also served in the Civil War.  After the war, Israel moved to Boone County, Nebraska.  He married Caroline Shoop who was formerly married to a Deibler.  Israel is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward, Boone County, Nebraska.

Jesse J. Reed (18xx-1916) is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County, and has been identified in those records as a Civil War veteran.  It is possible that this is the same person who was a medical doctor in Millersburg. Nor regiment has been yet identified with his service.

John B. Reed (1844-1909) was a resident of Montoursville, Lycoming County.,  He served in the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company G, as a Private and the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company M and Company I, also as a Private.  His wife’s name was Harriet.  John is buried in Edgewood Cemetery, Loyalsock Township, Lycoming County.

William H. Reed (1837-xxxx) enrolled at Frankford, Philadelphia, in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as a Private and on an unknown date transferred to Company L.  It’s possible that this is the same person who was a member of the Lykens G.A.R., but this has not been confirmed.

William Reesz (1841-1896) is buried in the Methodist Episcopal Cemetery in Williamstown, Dauphin County and there is a G.A.R. marker at his grave.  The spelling of the surname is in question, as no regiment of service has been located for him.

Elias Reichard (1841-xxxx) was drafted into the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private, and was discharged via Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability on the same day he arrived in camp.  He was from Columbia County.

Michael Reiley (1846-xxxx) was born in Ireland and at the time of his enlistment was a laborer living in Chanceford, York County.  There is a possibility that this is the same person who was living in Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, in 1860.  He served in the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private.

William Reinbarger (1839-xxxx) was a resident of Fisherville, Dauphin County, in 1890.  At the time, he was blind in the left eye, which he blamed on a disease he contracted while in the service.He was a Private in the 210th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A.  His wife’s name was Louisa and is name is sometimes spelled “Rynberger.”

Joseph Reinacht (18xx-xxxx) had a widow living in Wiconisco, Dauphin County, in 1890, and in the census for that year stated that he served in the 55th Illinois Infantry, Company E, as a Private.  The widow’s name was Lizzie.

Michael Renner (1836-xxxx) was a resident of Lykens Borough and a laborer.  He enlisted in the 10th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F, as a Private.

William Reohm (1843-xxxx), a blacksmith from Luzerne County, joined the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as a Private and later transferred to the Headquarters as a member of the Band and as Regimental Bugler.  For a time during his service, he was sick in a hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Daniel Repass (1813-1891) was a Musician in the Band in the 11th Pennsylvania Infantry and the 29th Pennsylvania Infantry.  His wife’s name was Sarah and he is buried in West Wildwood Cemetery, Loyalsock Township, Lycoming County.  See also:  Repasz Band.

George W. Repass (1836-1898) was a Musician in the Band in the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company U (Unassigned), in the 29th Pennsylvania Infantry, the 11th Pennsylvania Infantry, and in the Veteran Reserve Corps.  His wife’s name was Roselle.  He is buried in West Wildwood Cemetery, Loyalsock Township, Lycoming County. See also:  Repasz Band.

Jerome Repass (1839-xxxx) was a Musician in the Band in the 11th Pennsylvania Infantry, the 29th Pennsylvania Infantry, and in Moson’s Cavalry Regiment. He was also in the 134th Illinois Infantry, Company K, as a Corporal.  Jerome’s wife’s name was Flora. See also:  Repasz Band.

Milton B. Repass (1840-1888) was a Musician in the Band of the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry, the 29th Pennsylvania Infantry, the 11th Pennsylvania Infantry, and the 194th Pennsylvania Infantry.  He was the Bugler in Jones Independent Cavalry.  He married a woman named Mary and is buried in the West Wildwood Cemetery, Loyalsock Township, Lycoming County. See also:  Repasz Band.

Andrew Ressler (1844-1918) served in the 26th Pennsylvania Infantry (Militia of 1863), Company D, as a Private, and the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, also as a Private.  He was a miner residing in Dauphin County, who was born in Northumberland County.  In 1863, for the emergency, he enrolled in the 26th Pennsylvania Infantry (Militia) at Lykens Borough. His wife’s name was Harriet.  Andrew Ressler is buried at the Snydertown Reformed Church Cemetery, Snydertown, Northumberland County.  There is more than one person with this name, so care must be taken not to co-mingle the records.

Reuben Reubendall (1841-1919) was a draftee in the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I.  He served as a Corporal.  He also was a member of the 208th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private.  He had a wife named Phoebe.  Burial was in Hunter’s Valley Cemetery, Liverpool, Buffalo Township, Perry County.

James LeFevre Reynolds (1822-1880) was the brother of John Fulton Reynolds.  No Civil War service record has been located for him.  There is a genealogical connection with descendants of the Reynolds family to the Lykens Valley area.

John Fulton Reynolds (1820-1863) was a Civil War general who was killed at Gettysburg.  He was married to Elizabeth Golf and is buried in Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster County.  There is a genealogical connection with descendants of the Reynolds family to the Lykens Valley area.

Samuel Moore Reynolds (1814-1888) was U.S. Paymaster for Volunteers.  His final rank was Brevet Lieutenant Colonel.   There is a genealogical connection with descendants of the Reynolds family to the Lykens Valley area.

William H. Rhoads (1844-1924) served in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, and the 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, in both cases as a Private.  His wife’s name was Margaret.

Simon Richard (1829-xxxx) was a stone mason from York County.  He served in the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private.  His wife’s name was Julia.

Joseph Richads (18xx-xxxx) was named in the Citizen Standard article of 25 June 1993, “Some Locals Served with Confederacy.”  He was from Donaldson, Frailey Township, Schuylkill County.  The article indicated that Joseph was a deserter from Lee’s Army.

Jacob Rice (18xx-1897) joined the 36th Pennsylvania Infantry (Militia of 1863), Company C, as a Private.  It is possible that he was also a member of the 207th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, or Company G, but that has not yet been proven.  His wife’s name was Hannah.

Jonathan Ricker (18xx-xxxx) was named in the Dalmatia list of Civil War veterans, but no specific regiment has yet been identified.

David Riddle (1821-1891) is buried in the Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Red Lion, York County.  His wife’s name was Mary Ann.  He was born in Lancaster County and was a laborer and a resident of York County when he enrolled in the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private.

Joseph Roberts (1835-xxxx) served in the 10th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F, as a Private.  At the time of his enlistment, he was living in Lykens Borough and working as a blacksmith.

Abraham T. Robins (1833-xxxx) was a draftee from Columbia County in the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I.  He was discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability on the same day he arrived in camp.

David Robinson (1821-xxxx), a forgeman from Lykens Borough, was a member of the 10th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F.  He was a Private.  It’s possible he was a member of the family that operated several forges in the Lykens Valley area.

William D. Robinson (18xx-xxxx) was a Bugler on the Headquarters staff of the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry.  It was suggested that he had a connection to the Lykens Valley area, but that connection has not yet been found.

Edward Romberger (1842-1907) is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Elizabethville, Dauphin County.  He was a draft registrant, but probably was not called up for service.

Thomas Romberger (a8xx-xxxx) was named in the Dalmatia, Northumberland County, Civil War veterans’ list, but his regiment has not yet been identified.

John Roop (1841-1879) enrolled in the 26th Pennsylvania Infantry (Militia of 1863), Company , as a Private at Millersburg, Dauphin County.  He also served in the 192nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, as a Corporal.  John’s wife’s name was Rachel, and he is buried at Sweitzer’s Memorial Cemetery, Berrysburg, Dauphin County.

Jonathan Roop (1812-1880), who is buried at Sweitzer’s Memorial Cemetery, Berrysburg, Dauphin County, has a G.A.R. marker at his grave.  It is possible that this marker represents his son’s service and that he did not serve.

Daniel K. Ruch (1832-xxxx) was a Band member in the 4th Pennsylvania Infantry, the 3rd Pennsylvania Infantry, and the 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery.  His brother, Samuel Ruch, was killed in a railroad wreck in Wiconisco in 1902.  Daniel was from Northumberland County and his wife’s name was Louisa.

Samuel Ruch (1846-1902) was killed in a railroad wreck in Wiconisco in 1902.  He served in the 131st Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, as a Private.  Samuel married Anna Maria Christian and is buried in Pomfret Manor Cemetery, Sunbury, Northumberland County.

Jacob Rumberger (1839-xxxx) had a widow whose name was Mary A. Knouse.  He served in the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private.

John B. Rusho (1816-xxxx) was drafted into the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, but was discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability on the day he reported to camp.  He was from Dauphin County.

John Rutledge (18xx-xxxx) is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County, and is named on their veterans’ list for his Civil War service.  His regiment has not yet been identified.

John Ryen (1827-xxxx) was discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability when he reported as a draftee for service in the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I.  He was from Dauphin County.

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William Henry Sallade (1846-1935) served in the 57th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company B, and was an Orderly for Staff as well as a Private.  He was wounded with the loss of eyesight.  William’s father and grandfather were from Lykens Township, Dauphin County, but he lived in Iowa and later California.  He married Florence D. McGuinis and he was a descendant of Johann Peter Hoffman.

William Sample (18xx-1898) was a member of Thompson’s Independent Battery.  His wife’s name was Lydia.  William claimed to be one of the soldiers who carried Abraham Lincoln from Ford’s Theatre to the Petersen House.

William Henry Saul (1844-1934) was a laborer and a resident of York County who served in the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private.  He is buried in Union Cemetery, Dallastown, York County.

John W. Sausser (18xx-1932) is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County.  He is identified as a Civil War veteran in the cemetery list.

Elias Schell (1844-1897) was found in the list of Tower City, Schuylkill County, Civil War veterans.  He served in the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F, as a Private.  His wife’s name was Mary.  Elias is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City, Schuylkill County.

Daniel S. Schaffner (1827-1910) was the brother of Eli M. Schaffner who also was a Civil War veteran.  Daniel served in the 36th Pennsylvania Infantry (Militia of 1863), Company E, as a Private, and in the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private.  He was a direct descendant of Johann Peter Hoffman through his mother who was Christine Hoffman.

Eli M. Schaffner (1831-xxxx) was the brother of Daniel S. Schaffner who was also a Civil War veteran.  Eli was drafted into the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private.  His wife’s name was Caroline.  After the war, Eli moved to Illinois.  He was a direct descendant of Johann Peter Hoffman through his mother who was Christine Hoffman.

Joseph H. Schlappig (1837-1918) was the first Reformed minister at St. Michael’s Church, Klingerstown, Schuylkill County. He was married to Susanna Snyder.  During the Civil War he was a member of Nevins’ Independent Battery.

John Schreffler (1832-1864) died near Kingston, Kentucky, on 31 March 1864, while serving with the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Corporal.  When he enlisted in 1861, he said he was a coach trimmer by occupation and was a resident of Gratz Borough, Dauphin County. His wife’s name was Susannah.  There is a John Schreffler who is buried at Mt. Peace Cemetery, Branch Township, Schuylkill County, but it is also possible that the one who died in the war is buried in a national cemetery.

William K. Schuckert (1837-xxxx) served with the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, at Headquarters as a Musician.  On 25 October 1865, he was promoted to Principal Musician.  At the time of his enlistment he was a resident of Tremont, Schuylkill County.

Joseph R. Seachrist (1838-1901) served with the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Companies B and G, as a Private, as well as the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company M, also as a Private. He married Mary Jane Kohler and is buried in Frieden’s Cemetery, Jackson Township, Lycoming County.

Henry Seiders (18xx-1924) was named in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County, Civil War veterans’ list.  His regiment of service has not yet been identified.

Edward Shade (1841-1916) was drafted into the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private.  He married Priscilla Klinger.  Edward was discharged eighteen days after he reported so that he could serve as a substitute in the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry.  See:  They Paid Subs.

Abraham Shaffer (18xx-xxxx) was named in the Dalmatia, Northumberland County, Civil War veterans’ list but his regiment of service has not yet been identified.

Charles Shaffer (1819-xxxx) was a draftee from Columbia County who reported for service in the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, and was discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability on the day he reported.

Isaac Shaffer (18xx-xxxx) was named in the Dalmatia, Northumberland County, Civil War veterans’ list but his regiment of service has not yet been identified.

Joel Shearer (1828-1882) is buried at St. Luke’s Parish Cemetery, Malta, Northumberland County.  There is a G.A.R. marker at his grave site, but his regiment of service has not yet been identified.

John D. Shearer (1843-1933) was a resident of Gratz Borough, Dauphin County, who served in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Corporal.

Joseph Shearer (1814-1872), who is buried in the Old Methodist Cemetery, Berrysburg, Dauphin County, has a G.A.R. marker at his grave.  No regiment has been identified for him.  Joseph was married to Elizabeth Clark Knisely.

Joseph Shearer (1836-xxxx) served in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as a Private.  At enrollment at Berrysburg, Dauphin County, he indicated his occupation was tailor.  After about five weeks, he was discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability.

William B. Sheetz (1838-1916) was a member of the 130th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company B, as a Private, and the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company K, also as a Private.  His brother was Peter Sheetz, who also was a veteran of the Civil War.  William married Susan B. Shaffner.  He is buried in Dauphin Cemetery, Dauphin Borough, Dauphin County.

John Henry Shermeyer (1829-1909) married Rebecca Ness and is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Springettsbury Township, York County.  He was born in Germany and was a laborer living in York County at the time of his enlistment in the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private.

Philip Shoemaker (1823-xxxx) was drafted from Columbia County to report to camp for the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private, but was discharged the first day on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability.He may have also had service in McKeage’s Infantry Regiment as a Private, but that has not been confirmed.

Henry Shoop (1841-xxxx) served in the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private.  At the time of his enrollment, he was a resident of Upper Paxton Township, Dauphin County, and was a shoemaker.  After the war he may have moved to Wisconsin, but the records show he applied for a pension from Pennsylvania.

A number of persons with the name “Samuel Shoop” (or similar) were researched in a series of posts with results as indicated below.  Some have no connection to the Lykens Valley area, but are included in order to help separate their records:

Samuel Shoop (1843-1864) died at Andersonville Prison, Georgia after being captured at Plymouth, North Carolina while serving with the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K, as a Private.

Samuel Shoop (1846-1909) is buried at Ida Grove Cemetery, Ida Grove, Iowa.  He served in the 20th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company D, as a Private.

Samuel Shoop (18xx-xxxx) was a member of the 37th Pennsylvania Infantry (Militia of 1863), Company D, as a Private.

Samuel Shoop (18xx-xxxx) served in Sanno Independent Infantry as a Private in 1862.  Possibly this is the same person who served in Sanno Independent Cavalry regiment in 1864, but not confirmed.

Samuel F. Shoop (1817-1890) applied for a pension from Iowa.  His son was Samuel Shoop (1846-1909).  This Samuel was a Farrier with the Sanno Independent Cavalry in 1864.

Samuel Henry Shoop (1845-1911) was a Private in the 34th Pennsylvania Infantry (Militia of 1863), Company K.  He was living in Michigan in 1890.  There is a story that his wife, Hannah M. Fritz, rode on horseback to teach school during the Battle of Gettysburg.

Samuel John Shoop (1841-1917) was a Captain in the 31st U.S. Colored Troops.  Prior to that he served in the 149th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private.  He married Sarah Ellen Yocum.

Samuel W. Shope (18xx-1864), a member of both Hembold’s Independent Militia Infantry and the 2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company F, he was killed at Malvern Hill, Virginia.  There is a possibility he was from Perry County.

Samuel Shoup (1844-1864) was captured in action on 17 June 1864 and died as a prisoner at Andersonville on 18 September 1864.  He was serving in the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as a Private.  He’s buried at Andersonville National Cemetery, Georgia.

Samuel Ellsworth Shoup (1862-1947) was found in the Civil War Pension Index but was too young to have served in the Civil War.  The pension was for Spanish American War service.  His father may have been David L. Shoup from Snyder County.

Samuel Shoup (1835-1919) served in the 102nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K, as a Private.  He’s buried in Singer’s Cemetery, Jackson Township, Cambria County.  His wife’s name was Mary.

Henry H. Shuler (1835-1916)  married Mary Wagner and is buried in Liverpool Cemetery, Liverpool, Perry County.  He served in the 36th Pennsylvania Infantry (7th Pennsylvania Reserves), Company B.  Not much else is known about him at this time.

Samuel Morris Shuler (1840-1915) was with the 77th Pennsylvania Infantry, Regimental Band, after serving for a short time with Company C as a Private.  He also served in the 188th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company B, as 1st Lieutenant and Captain and the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company B, where he was a Musician.  He married Caroline Miller and is buried in the Liverpool Cemetery, Liverpool, Perry County.

Zachary T. Shuler (1848-1934) married Ellen Wendt and is buried in the Liverpool Cemetery, Liverpool, Perry County.  He was a private in the 194th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, and the 192nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H.

George Shultz (1842-xxxx), an immigrant from Germany, was a moulder residing in Dauphin County when he enlisted in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as a Sergeant.  He married a woman named Caroline.

Samuel R. C. Shupe (1831-1904) was a member of the 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company H, where he was a Private and the 4th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company B, where he was a Private and a Drummer.  His wife’s name was Isabella.  Samuel is buried in St. James Perkiomen Church Cemetery, Evansburg, Montgomery County.

John Wiggins Simonton (1926-1903) served in the 1st Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K, as a Private.  He was a politician and a judge after the Civil War and order the execution of the Halifax Bank robbers who had murdered veteran Charles W.. Ryan.  Judge Simonton had a young son who died during the Civil War.  John’s wife was Sarah Hoyer Kunkel.

Cyrus Sieger (1836-xxxx) was a laborer and a resident of Lykens Borough who joined the 10th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F, as a Private.

John Slotterback (18xx-1884) is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County.  He is named in their records as a Civil War veteran.

Edward Sloyer (18xx-xxxx) was located in an Ancestry.com database as from Williams Township, but it is not certain if this is the one in Dauphin County.  He was wounded at Gettysburg, 1 July 1863, while serving in the 153rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F.

Reuben Smink (1841-1922) was married twice – to Elizabeth “Eliza” Shomper and to Frances Ann Doan.  He is buried in the Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Berks County.  At the time he enlisted in the 10th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F, as a Private, he was living in Wiconisco, Dauphin County, and working as a blacksmith.  He later served in the 173rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K, as a Corporal.

Abraham Smith (1840-xxxx) was also known as Abraham Snyder.  His wife’s name was Amelia.  He was born in Dauphin County and resided there at the time he enrolled in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as a Private.  His occupation was laborer.

Jacob R. Smith (1841-xxxx) resided in Clark’s Ferry, Dauphin County, where he was working as a boatman.  He joined the 10th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F, as a Private.

Martin Snooks (1830-xxxx) was possibly born in Kentucky.  He enrolled in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as a Private, while the regiment was at Frankfort, Kentucky.

Abraham Snyder (1844-1905)  served in the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private and the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as a Private.  His widow, Amelia, applied for a pension but did not receive one.  The records for this person may be co-mingled with the records of another person of the same name (see Abraham Smith).

Jeremiah Snyder (1848-1919) was a resident of York County and a laborer.  He joined the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private.  He also had post-Civil War service in the Regular Army, 1st U.S. Infantry from 1866 to 1869 and was discharged at Ft. Wayne, Michigan.  His wife’s name was Agnes and he is buried n Prospect Hill Cemetery, North York Borough, York County.

Joshua Snyder (1838-xxxx) was born in Schuylkill County and at the time of the war was a farmer living in Dauphin County.  He enrolled in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as a Private.

Sylvester Snyder (1844-1891) is buried in Old Methodist Cemetery, Berrysburg.  There is a G.A.R. marker at his grave but to date, no military regiment has been identified for him.  There are at least two persons with this name in the Lykens Valley area and the records could be co-mingled.

Simon Snyder (18xx-1865) is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County.  He is identified in the cemetery list as a Civil War veteran. His death date is a clue that he was possibly a casualty of war.

William W. Snyder (1838-1864) was a Sergeant in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A.  At the time of enlistment, he was a resident of Klingerstown and he enrolled at Mahantongo.  William died at City Point, Virginia, 6 September 1864, and is buried at City Point National Cemetery.

Jacob Soles (18xx-xxxx) was a member of Thompson’s Independent Battery and claimed that he helped carried Abraham Lincoln from the theatre to the Petersen House on the night of 14 April 1865.

Jesse Sommers (1829-xxxx) was drafted into the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private, but was discharged with a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability on the day he arrived in camp.  He was from Columbia County.

Edman Spangler (1825-1875) was born in York County and his mother was possibly a descendant of the Behney family, with some Dauphin County roots.  He had no known military record.  At the time of the Lincoln assassination he was working as a stage hand at Ford’s Theatre.  He was arrested and tried as a conspirator.  He was found guilty and he spent some time in prison before he received a presidential pardon.  He is buried in the Original St. Peter’s Cemetery, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland.

John Sparks (1829-xxxx) was an immigrant from England who resided in Pottsville and worked as a machinist.  He joined the 10th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F, as a Private.  His wife’s name was Lydia.

Gideon Stare (1834-1867) is also found in the records as “Starr” and “Stair.”  In 1860, he is found in the records of the Gratz Borough I.O.O.F, where he made application to join claiming he was a medical doctor.  During the war he was a 1st Lieutenant in the 147th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F.  He was discharged from that regiment on 13 January 1865 on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability.  Gideon married Sophia Pettit.  He is buried in Brainard Presbyterian Cemetery, Conygham, Luzerne County.

John Summerfield Staples (1845-1888) was paid by Abraham Lincoln to serve as his substitute in the army.  He was from Stroudsburg, Monroe County, and first served in the 176th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, as a Private.  He served as a sub for Lincoln in the 2nd District of Columbia Infantry, Company H, as a Private (also known as the 2nd Regular D.C. Volunteers).  John was married twice – to Anna Barber and to Rachel Berry.  He is buried in the Stroudburg Cemetery, Stroudsburg, Monroe County.

Jacob Stark (1833-1918) was a resident of Tremont, Schuylkill County, who joined the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Corporal.  His wife’s name was Leah.  Late in his life, he resided in a veterans’ home in Los Angeles, California.  He also lived in Ohio and Washington State after the war.  He is buried in Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, California.

Jacob Starr (1844-1928) served in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Corporal.  Records of the regiment show that he was absent and sick at muster out.  In 1890, he reported that he had contracted malarial fever and poison of the blood while in the service. Jacob married a woman named Catherine and is buried in Clauser’s Cemetery, Branch Township, Schuylkill County.

Franklin P. Startzle (1847-1925) was a farmer from Northumberland County who was residing at Derry Township, Dauphin County in 1865 when he joined the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private.  He had previously served in the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry (Militia of 1863), Company A, as a Private.  His wife’s name was Sarah.  He is buried in Kase’s Cemetery, Gearhart Township, Northumberland County.

Charles Franklin Stoever (1811-1880) was pastor of Samuel’s Church in Gratz Borough, Dauphin County, in the years prior to the Civil War.  No record has been found of any Civil War service for him.

James Stoever (18xx-1868) is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County, and is found on a list of Civil War veterans buried in that cemetery.

William Alexis Stone (1846-1920) was Governor of Pennsylvania, 1899-1903.  During the Civil War he served in the 187th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Private and 1st Sergeant.  He married twice – to Ellen F. Stevens and to Elizabeth B. White.  He is buried in Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Tioga County.

John Stouch (1816-1880) is buried at Sweitzer’s Memorial Cemetery, Berrysburg, Dauphin County.  There is a G.A.R. marker at his grave.  There is a possibility that his service was in the Hastings Independent Battery.

Hiram Straw (1834-1864) was taken prisoner and died of disease near New Kingston, Kentucky, 31 march 1864.  When he enrolled in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, he did so at Hegins, Schuylkill County.  He was a Corporal in Company A of the regiment.  His wife’s name was Sarah.

Cornelius Stuart (1842-xxxx) resided at Duncan’s Island, Dauphin County, and was working as a boatman, when he enlisted in the 10th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F, as a Private.

Jeremiah Stump (1846-1917) served in the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private.  He was a laborer from York County.  His service was short in that he got sick at Camp Curtin and was discharged while in the hospital there, 25 April 1865.

Peter S. Sultzbach (18xx-xxxx)was located in the Dalmatia, Northumberland County, Civil War veterans’ list.  His regiment of service has not yet been determined.

Charles Swoyer (1831-1903) is buried at the Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Williamstown, Dauphin County.  There is a G.A.R. marker at his grave, but there is some uncertainty as to the regiment in which he served.

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The list will continue Sunday, 29 April 2012, with surnames beginning with T through V.

 


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