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Was George Tippers a Civil War Soldier?

| November 29, 2017

According to file information (above) obtained at a local historical society in the Lykens Valley, there is a Civil War veteran named George Tippers who is buried at the Methodist Cemetery in Wiconisco, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Available information indicates George Tippers was born 11 August 1821 and died 1 March 1884. His wife, Mary Tippers, […]

When Did Conrad Toby Die and Where Is He Buried?

| November 27, 2017

Conrad Toby, born about 1836, was an immigrant from Bavaria, Germany who served in the 173rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, as a Private, from 5 November 1862 to 17 August 1863. The Pension Index Card, shown above from Ancestry.com, indicates that his widow, Caroline [Hildebrandt] Toby, applied for pension benefits on 23 July 1890, which […]

J. Theodore Thomson, Buried at Halifax, Served in New Jersey Regiments

| November 24, 2017

Jacob Theodore Thomson, sometimes referred to in the records as Jacob T. Thompson, was born about 1835 in New Jersey.  He is buried at the Halifax United Methodist Church Cemetery, Halifax, Dauphin County. Pennsylvania, and his stone reads J. Theodore Thomson, 1835-1907. According to information found in the pension application records on Ancestry.com, Jacob served […]

Mathew A. Taylor – Halifax Native Died in Iowa in 1926

| November 22, 2017

Mathew A. Taylor, who was born in Halifax, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, died in New Virginia, Warren County, Iowa, on 21 December 1926.  He was a Civil War veteran and his name appears in the list of veterans from the Halifax, Pennsylvania area.  The portrait of him in his Civil War uniform is from a family […]

Dr. William H. Uhler – Lykens Dentist

| November 20, 2017

Dr. William H. Uhler, Civil War veteran, died on 30 August 1894 in Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  He is buried at the Odd Fellows Cemetery (I.O.O.F.) in Lykens. along with his wife, Mary Jane [Martz] Uhler, who died in 1909. A brief death announcement appeared in the Harrisburg Telegraph on 31 August 1894: At his […]