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The Passing of Ned Weaver – Civil War Specialist at Gratz Historical Society

Posted By on October 7, 2012

Ned Weaver (1924-2012)

A few days ago we were notified by Jim Weaver, the son of Ned Weaver, that his father passed away in California while visiting his family there and celebrating his 88th birthday.  Funeral services were held this past Friday in Elizabethville.

Ned’s work for the Gratz Historical Society will live on through his writings about the men from the Lykens Valley area who served in the Civil War and through several presentations he gave at monthly meetings, all of which have been preserved in video.

Ned also made several contributions to this blog, one of which was a tribute to his wife Leah [Radel] Weaver, who passed away in 2008.   That post was entitled Southern Mansions – The Orton Plantation.

Other posts where Ned was mentioned include:

Civil War Milestones – 35th Anniversary of Gratz Historical Society.  Ned was involved in #3, #4 and #6.  Note: The story of the Civil War drum has yet to be told here, but it was Ned who did the extensive research to document its provenance.

Best of 2011 – A Comprehensive History of the Town of Gratz Pennsylvania.

Posts on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week will feature a news article about a program Ned Weaver presented several years ago and a story about his great-grandfather Hiram Schramm who served in the Civil War.


The photo of Ned was provided by his son, Jim Weaver.


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