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Civil War Veteran Burials in Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City – Part 4 of 5

Posted By on September 25, 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.  On 13 through 15 September 2012, the posts presented five of the grave markers each day, yesterday five more were presented, and tomorrow, the post will present the final four.


LEWIS KOPP -(1845-1831)

This stone and its dates of 1845-1931, confirms that this is for a different Lewis Kopp than previously thought who served in the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry, was from Schuylkill County and who died in the Civil War.  The Lewis Kopp who is buried here served in the 27th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1863), Company C, as a Private, and died in 1931.  His wife’s name was Margaret.  Previously he was not included in the Civil War Research Project and will now be added when the list is updated in April 2013.  This Lewis Kopp was a mine laborer.  It should also be noted that the memorial brick at the Tower City Veterans’ Memorial as well as the name plate there, probably refer to the Lewis Kopp who is buried in Greenwood Cemetery and not to the Lewis Kopp who died in the Civil War.


EDWARD KING (1841-1888)

Edward King served in the 46th Pennsylvania Infantry.  For prior posts on Edward King, click here, including his name plate on the Tower City Veterans’ Memorial.


HENRY K. UPDEGRAVE (1836-1894)

Henry K. Updegrave is named as a Civil War veteran at graveside, but his regiment of service has still not been determined.


ELIAS SCHELL  (1844-1897) – also known as ELIAS SHELL

Elias Schell served in the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry.  He was previously featured (click here) including mention in the posts on the Tower City Veterans’ Memorial.



William H. Klinger buried in Greenwood Cemetery, is possibly a different William H. Klinger than previously had been assumed to be in the 36th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1863).  More research needs to be done to determine whether the records of the William H. Klinger (1840-1914) have been co-mingled with this William H. Klinger.


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 5 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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