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Tower City Veteran Discovered in Perry County Cemetery

| June 17, 2016

A blog post here on 16 May 2016, Was Robert Hunter of Tower City a Civil War Veteran?, has received a response from a regular research contributor, Steve Williams, who pointed out that he believes that the same Robert Hunter mentioned in the 1890 Veterans’ Census for Tower City is buried in the Hunter’s Valley […]

George W. Jury – Moved to Kansas and Died There in 1914

| June 16, 2016

The little that was previously known about George Washington Jury was found in a history of the Jury family entitled Portrait of Our Ancestors, pages 86-87: George Washington Jury was born 29 December 1939, son of Simon Jury and his first wife Julianna/Juliann [__?__] Jury.  He was baptized at Fetterhoff’s Church, Halifax, Dauphin County, on […]

Isaac Houtz – Correction and Addition

| June 15, 2016

As a result of a post here on 18 May 2016, Isaac Houtz – Letters to His Sister Leah, some additional information (as well as a correction) has been received from a regular research contributor Steve Williams.  On 21 May 2016, the following e-mail was received: I was able to find some information on the […]

Who Was Daniel Jenne of Reed Township?

| June 14, 2016

In the 1890 Veterans’ Census of Reed Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, there appears a Daniel Jenne, with no information given as to his Civil War regiment, company, rank or dates of service. A Civil War soldier named Daniel Jenney has been located in the Veterans’ Card File at the Pennsylvania Archives.  The back of the […]

George W. Ely of Lykens – A First Marriage Discovered in North Carolina

| June 13, 2016

On 11 November 2015, a post entitled Obituary and Memorial to George W. Ely, provided information about his Civil War service in the 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry, his obituary, his family including widow Rebecca [Rudisill] Ely, and photographs of his grave marker and the plaque bearing his name in Lykens.  A request for additional information about […]