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Civil War Records in the Published Schuylkill County Archives Series – Volume 1

Posted By on May 30, 2013

Today’s blog post provides information on Volume 1 of a series of books published beginning in 1995 by Closson Press, titled Schuylkill County Pennsylvania Archives.  In all, three volumes were published through 1996.  The series was based on genealogical research done by: Phillip A. Rice, a specialist in church and cemetery records; Jean A. Dellock, a specialist in courthouse and census records; and Dr. Glenn P. Schwalm, a noted researcher and authority on early German-American records.  The records included in the series were edited and compiled mainly by Rice and Dellock, with written permission from Dr. Schwalm where his material was included.  Each volume contains a variety of items including cemetery lists, mining reports, and church records.  Each volume also contains a significant amount of material related to the study of Civil War veterans and military regiments and companies from Schuylkill County.  There is a surname index that is included for each volume.

The three volumes are available for sale by Closson PressVolume 1Volume 2; Volume 3.

Volume 1 includes the following items (note that specific Civil War items and items related to specific communities within the geographic area of study for the Civil War Research Project are presented in boldface type):

Revolutionary War Soldiers “from North of the Blue Mountain.”

Hebrew Cemetery, 1887-1949 (over the gate), Shenandoah Heights, West Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County.

Schuylkill County in the Civil War (Three Years, or the War). [Includes complete listing of Schuylkill County and other soldiers of the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry; 50th Pennsylvania Infantry; 96th Pennsylvania Infantry; 55th Pennsylvania Infantry; 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry; 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry; 67th Pennsylvania Infantry; 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry; many other regiments in which only a portion of the members were from Schuylkill County, including regiments of other states; members of the regular army; and members of the navy].

St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Pine Grove, Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill County.
—– Baptisms, 1842-1865.

Report of the Inspector of Mines, County of Schuylkill, 1869, List of Mortality, Injured, and Maimed.
—– Mortality List
—– Maimed/Injured List.

Swopes Valley German Baptist Church Cemetery, Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill County.

Schuylkill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill County.

Strubhar’s German Baptist Cemetery, Washington Township, Schuylkill County.

Lewistown Union Cemetery (Lutheran/Reformed), Lewistown, Schuylkill Township, Schuylkill County.

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ Cemetery, including the Hesker Family Cemetery, Ryan Township, Schuylkill County.

Frieden’s Union Cemetery and Evangelical Association Cemetery, Hegins, Hegins Township, Schuylkill County.

Report of the Inspector of Coal Mines of the Anthracite Coal Regions of Pennsylvania for the Year 1870.
—– Killed, Schuylkill County.
—– Killed Northumberland County.
—– Maimed/Injured, Schuylkill County.
—– Maimed/Injured, Northumberland County.
—– Killed, Columbia County.
—– Maimed/Injured, Columbia County.
—– List of Accidents/Deaths.

Record’s of Salem’s Lutheran Church, Rough and Ready, Upper Mahantongo Township, Schuylkill County.
—– Baptisms, 1874-1939.
—– Confirmations, 1915-1918.
—– Marriages, 1897-1938.
—– Deaths, 1891-1938.

Death Record of St. Jacob’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1804-1877, near Pine Grove, Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill County.

Schuylkill County in the Civil War (The Calls in 1862, For Troops). [Includes list of members of the 129th Pennsylvania Infantry; 127th Pennsylvania Infantry; other regiments; list of deaths in 9-month service; a section titled “The First Threatened Invasion of Pennsylvania” which lists those wounded, killed and missing; reports by Henry L. Cake; the Draft of 1862; the First Battle of Fredericksburg; report of Col. Jacob G. Frick; the part of the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry; and reports on the Battle of Murfreesboro].

Church Records of Zion’s Union Congregation, Kehlers, Eldred Township, Schuylkill County.
—– Historical Background.
—– Baptisms, 1858-1897.
—– Deaths, 1857-1891.

St. Paul’s (Summer Hill) Lutheran and Reformed Church, South Manheim Township, Schuylkill County.
—– Introduction.
—– Baptisms, 1788-1812.

Pottsville’s Deceased Soldiers, Pottsville, Schuylkill County.  [Includes Civil War burials from Odd Fellows Cemetery, Presbyterian Cemetery, Charles Baber Cemetery, Friends Cemetery, St. Patricks Cemetery No. 1, St. Patricks Cemetery No. 2, St. pPatricks Cemetery No. 3, German Catholic Cemetery, Jewish Cemetery, School House Cemetery, Trinity Church Cemetery, Welsh Baptist Cemetery, Welsh Congregational cemetery, and African Cemetery].

Report of the Inspectors of Coal Mines of the Anthracite Coal Regions of Pennsylvania, for the Year 1871.
—– Deaths, Pottsville, 1st Dirctict.
—– Deaths, Pottsville, 2nd District
—– Deaths, Pottsville, 3rd District
—– Deaths from their Injuries.
—– Casualaties which resulted in Death, Maiming, and Injury.

Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, Cressona, Schuylkill County.
—– Baptisms, 1864-1894.
—– Record of Deaths, 1864-1879.

Schuylkill County in the Civil War (What Was Done in 1863). [Includes the part the 96th Pennsylvania Infantry took in the Second Battle of Fredericksburg; the “Second Invasion of Pennsylvania;”  the 27th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency Force of 1863); the 39th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency Force of 1863); the 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency Force of 1863); a list of deaths in the militia service; and the call for 300,000 volunteers and the 1863 Draft].

Independent (Abandoned) Cemetery, Minersville, Schuylkill County.

Minersville Cemetery, Minersville, Schuylkill County.

Donaldson Community Cemetery, Frailey Township, Schuylkill County.

Rest Haven Cemetery (County Nursing Home), Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County.

Webster Council No. 23, Junior Order of United American Mechanics.
—– Deaths, 1934-1939.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Minersville, Schuylkill County.

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Minersville, Schuylkill County.

Schuylkill County Courthouse, Civil Records – Locator.

Genealogical Organizations – Names and Addresses.

Comprehensive Surname Index.


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