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Civil War Veteran Burials in Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City – Part 2 of 5

Posted By on September 14, 2012

Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, is located south of Grand Avenue (Route 209) in Tower City.  To locate the cemetery from Grand Avenue, turn south on 4th Street and continue across the bridge over the Wiconisco Creek and the street becomes Greenwood Road.  The cemetery is on the right just after the road makes a bend to the right.  Twenty-four Civil War veterans’ graves were easily located in this cemetery.  In the post today, five of those graves will be featured.  Yesterday, the post presented five of the grave markers and three later posts will each present five or four of the grave markers.


EDWARD J. ROBSON  (1823-1893)

This grave marker is so badly worn it is almost unreadable.  Identification, however, is possible because of a matching stone for the wife Julia and an adjacent stone for a daughter.  Edward Robson served in the 6th Pennsylvania Infantry and the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry.  For a complete list of prior posts which have mentioned Edward, including the Tower City Veterans’ Memorial, click here.


WILLIAM ADAMS (1842-1914)

Based on information on his grave marker, William Adams was born 6 August 1842 and died 31 March 1914.  Information about his military service is still unclear although it can be stated that in 1890, he reported to the census that he had served in the war from 16 October 1862 through 23 July 1863.  The specific regiment and company has not yet been determined, but the dates coincide with that of the 9 month drafted regiments.  For prior posts on William Adams, click here.  For the specific post showing his name plate on the Tower City Veterans’ Memorial, click here.


ISAAC CARL (1830-1907)

Isaac Carl served in the 187th Pennsylvania Infantry.  For prior posts featuring Isaac Carl, click here, including his name plate on the Tower City Veterans’ Memorial.


HENRY RISHE (1836-1904)

Henry Rishe served in the 192nd Pennsylvania Infantry.  Prior blog posts (click here) include his name plate on the Tower City Veterans’ Memorial.


HENRY KEUBLER (1836-1916)

Henry Keubler is named on the Tower City Veterans’ Memorial as Harry Keubler.  New information from his stone includes his birth and death years, the name of his wife and some additional persons  (most likely children) who are buried in the same plot in the Greenwood Cemetery.  The military record has still not been located in any of the Civil War databases.


Anyone wishing to add information on any of the above veterans who are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City, may do so by commenting on this post or by sending an e-mail to the Civil War Research Project.

Part 3 of 5 will appear tomorrow.  For other posts in this series on Civil War veteran burials in Greenwood Cemetery, click here.




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