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Amos Rumberger – Served at End of War in 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry

| September 23, 2016

Amos Rumberger died on 21 June 1892.  He is buried at the Church of God Cemetery in Valley View, Hegins Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  His stone identifies him as a Civil War veteran of the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, and at his grave is an appropriate bronze G.A.R. star-flag holder. Amos Rumberger was born in Lykens […]

The Flowers of Emanuel Lehman

| September 22, 2016

On 4 October 1913, the headline in the Harrisburg Telegraph read:  “Emanuel Lehman and His Flower Bed.”  A photo and the story followed: Lykens, Pennsylvania, 4 October 1913 — The above is a picture of Emanuel Lehman, of Lykens, who was recently elected to the office of Sunday School Treasurer of the United Brethren Church […]

Sarah Klinger – Civil War Widow Bludgeoned to Death in 1906 (Part 2)

| September 21, 2016

Part 2 of this murder story will be told in today’s blog post.  It includes pre-trial events involving Henry Fisher, the defendant, which resulted in the judge’s sending him to the Danville Insane Asylum for evaluation. Sarah Ann [Reed] Klinger, a widow of a Civil War veteran and a pensioner, was brutally murdered in her […]

Cyrus Romberger – Was He Excused from Military Service For Health Reasons?

| September 20, 2016

Cyrus Romberger was born 14 July 1843 in Lykens Township, Dauphin County, the son of Daniel Romberger (1816-1882) and Hannah [Bergstresser] Romberger (1818-1889).  Although he was of age to be required to register for the draft, no record has been located that he did so, and in the various rosters of regiments examined, no record […]

Josiah D. Lehman of Tremont – Died of Wounds Received at Spotsylvania, 1864

| September 19, 2016

Josiah D. Lehman was born about 1840 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  Just prior to enlistment in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, as a Private, he was living in Tremont, Schuylkill County, and working as a boatman. The record card at the Pennsylvania Archives (pictured above), shows that he was about 21 years old, that […]