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Isaac E. Marks – Merchant of Tremont

| November 18, 2016

The Harrisburg Daily Independent, 17 February 1905, printed a brief notice of the death of Isaac E. Marks of Tremont: —Isaac Marks, a prominent Tremont, Schuylkill County, citizen and retired merchant, is dead of pneumonia at his home, aged 62 years.  He was a veteran of the civil war. As shown by the Pennsylvania Veterans’ […]

William Lebo – Medical Doctor at Hegins

| November 16, 2016

The photograph shows Dr. William C. Lebo working on a cadaver while a student at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, some time after the Civil War.  In the 1870 census of Gratz Borough, Dauphin County, he indicated he was a medical student and was living in the household of his brother-in-law, Henry R. Lehr, who […]

Women and the Civil War (Part 1)

| November 14, 2016

“Women and the Civil War” is an exhibit of photographs and stories of women who had family connections with soldiers of that war.  It was first displayed at the Gratz Fair in September 2013, where it received “first place” in a non-profit division.  Afterward, it was displayed in 2014 at the Williamtown-Williams Township Historical Society; […]

John Maguire – From Slate Picker to Mine Superintendent – Lived in Tremont

| November 11, 2016

The Philadelphia Inquirer of 13 March 1912 reported the death of John Maguire, a former mine superintendent: John Maguire Claimed by Death Special to the Inquirer POTTSVILLE, Pennsylvania, 12 March 1912 — John Maguire, of this city, died last night.  He was a Civil War veteran, having served in the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry and took […]

Who Was Jane McGuire, Widow of Tremont?

| November 9, 2016

The 1890 Veterans’ Census for Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (shown above), indicates that a Jane McGuire, a widow, lived at that place.  She reported that her deceased husband, Thomas McGuire (or Thomas Maguire), was a Civil War veteran , Private of the 39th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1863), Company D. An index card was located […]