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Some Pine Grove Area Veterans – Surnames Beginning with “N”

Posted By on October 17, 2016


George Nagle, born about 1824, enrolled in the 96th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company B, as a Private at Pottsville, on 23 September 1861.  He died at Washington, D.C., on 9 January 1864 of typho-malarial fever.  His widow, Lucinda [Martz] Nagle applied for pension benefits based on his service, which she received.  Fold3 has posted 27 pages from that pension application which can be downloaded from that site.  Included is the letter sent to Mrs. Nagle informing her of her husband’s death.




David P. Newhart was born about 1827.  He enrolled in the 173rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, on 11 November 1862, and was mustered into service the same day.  He was discharged on 17 November 1862 in order to serve in a cavalry regiment. His name was then located in the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as a Private, but the records of that regiment indicate that he was “absent sick at muster out.”  No pension application was located for him in either regimental file in Fold3.  Also, he was not located in an 1890 Census, nor was he located in Findagrave.  His name was not located in the index to names on the Pennsylvania Monument at Gettysburg.

One military record indicates that he also served in the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry but he has not been found in that regiment. Another record indicates that on 8 November 1862 he was mustered into service in the 178th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company E, but that record reports him as deserted on 10 November 1862.

Nothing else is known about him at this time.


Lewis Noecher was born about 1831.  On 16 August 1862 he was mustered into service in the 173rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, in which he served as a Corporal.  He was discharged on 17 February 1863.  In the Civil War military records, he is also found as Lewis Noecker and Lewis Nocher.  Also, in one case, his rank was given as Musician.


Information on his Pension Index Card (shown above from Fold3) indicates that he applied for an received a pension which he collected until his death in Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, on 15 August 1915, and afterward his wife applied and receive benefits until her death.

The 1890 Veterans’ Census noted that his post office address was Schuylkill Haven.  And, in the substitute census for Schuylkill County (below), he was a 59 year old farmer and the family members names were listed, including two sons who were teachers, Frank M. Noecker, age 24, and James Noecker, age 20.


noeckerlewis-pavetburialcard-001Also found was the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Burial Card from the Pennsylvania Archives which confirms the date of death and gives the place of burial as Union Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven.


John Ney was a member of the 39th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1863), from about 17 July 1863 to about 3 August 1863.  He served in Company H as a Private.

In the 1880 Census, John Ney was living in Wayne Township, Schuylkill County, and working as a farmer.


According to information on the Pension Index Card (above from Fold3), John Ney died on 21 September 1882.  His widow made application for a pension on 25 April 1907, but did not receive benefits, probably because John’s total service was less than 3 months, the minimum time for receipt of benefits.  On the Ancestry.com version of the Pension Index Card, the widow’s name was reported as Catherine Ney.


George Noll served in the 39th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1863), Company H, as a Private, from 17 July 1863 to 2 August 1863.  At this time, not much more is known about him.


James W. Neall served in the 39th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1863), Company H, as a Private, from 17 July 1863 to 2 August 1863.  He is also found as James K. Neal.  At this time, not much more is known about him.

Jerome Ney reportedly was a Corporal in the pre-Civil War Pine Grove Light Infantry.  Supposedly, he enrolled in a three-month regiment on 21 April 1861, but his name has not been located in the records.

Pennsylvania Veterans’ Cards are from the Pennsylvania Archives.

Readers are invited to submit additional information about any of the above-named veterans.  Please add comments to this post or send the information via e-mail.







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