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Women and the Civil War (Part 5)

Posted By on December 12, 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; in 2015 at the Pillow Historical Society; and in 2016 at the Elizabethville Area Historical Society.  With the “retiring” of the actual exhibit, the photographs and stories are now presented here on The Civil War Blog in a thirteen part series, beginning today.

For each of the thirteen series parts, one woman is featured first along with a brief description of her connection to a Civil War soldier.  For the other women who are pictured in each part, a brief story is not provided, but blog readers are invited to add their own stories as comments to the blog post.  In some cases, the women or the soldiers have been previously featured on this blog and links are provided to those posts.


Portraits and Stories.  This portrait gallery is of women from the Lykens Valley and beyond who were influenced by or had an influence on the Civil War.  It includes mothers, wives and daughters of men of the Civil War generation.  A few of their stories have been briefly told here [in the exhibit].  As part of the Civil War Research Project, photographs and stories of these remarkable women are being collected and preserved for future generations.  Over time, much of this history has been lost because it has not been recorded and saved.  For the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, it has been a priority to collect, record and preserve this valuable part of our heritage.


maurerwilliamhenry-daucarrie-portrait-450Carrie [Maurer] Schminky

daughter of

Henry Maurer

CARE GIVER.  She cared for her aged father, the last surviving Civil War veteran in the Lykens Valley area.  He died in 1947 at her home in Wiconisco, just before his 101st birthday.

heplerisaac-wifeamanda-portrait-450Amanda [Harper] Hepler

wife of

Isaac Hepler

weaverjacob-wifelydia-portrait-450Lydia [Yount] Weaver

wife of

Jacob Weaver

mellonhenryc-wifealice-portrait-450Alice [Atkins] Mellon

wife of

Henry C. Mellon

blylersimon-daulaw-adeline-portrait-450Adaline S. [Daniel] Blyler

daughter-in-law of

Simon Blyler

leckeydavida-wifeeliz-portrait-001Elizabeth J. [Warne] Leckey

wife of

David A. Leckey

fersterdavid-wifejudith-portrait-450Judith [Brosius] Ferster

wife of

David Ferster

rowjonas-grandmotherbarbararudy-portrait-450Barbara [Rudy] Row

grandmother of

Jonas Row

hoffmanphilips-wifekatierickert-port-450Katie [Rickert] Hoffman

wife of

Philip S. Hoffman

koppenhaverjacob-wifecatherine-portrait-450Catharine [Lettich] Koppenhaver

wife of

Jacob Koppenhaver

 shoopsamuel-wifehannah-portrait450Hannah May [Fritz] Shoop

wife of

Samuel Shoop

rowjonas-wifecatharine-portrait-450Catharine Rife [Matter] Row

wife of

Jonas Row


Kate [Row] Miller

wife of

Cornelius Miller

deiblerhenrym-wifesarah-portrait-450Sarah A. [Stahler] Deibler

wife of

Henry M. Deibler

riegleharrison-sistlaw-beckyrickert-451Becky Rickert

sister-in-law of

Harrison Riegle

hessjacob-mothercatherinehoffman-portait-450Catherine [Hoffman] Hess

mother of

Jacob Hess

simontonjohnw-mothermarthasimonton-portrait-450Martha [Snodgrass] Simonton

mother of

John W. Simonton

ryancharlesw-daulawkatherine-portrait-450Katherine [Fortenbaugh] Ryan

daughter-in-law of

Charles W. Ryan

klingerelias-portraiwifeemmat-450Emma [Warner] Klinger

wife of

Elias Klinger

All currently posted parts of this series may be accessed by clicking on Women&CivilWar.  Photographs are scaled for printing on 4 x 6 photo paper without further adjustment.


One Response to “Women and the Civil War (Part 5)”

  1. Charles Weaver Sr says:

    The posting of my Great Grandmother Lydia Yount and my Great Grandfather Jacob J Weaver when you click on Jacob’s name the site it takes you to has no information on Jacob J. Weaver who was a tailor in Elizabethville But his brother Benjamin was in the civil war he was with the 50th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry Co. F

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