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In What Emergency Regiment Did Benjamin Werner Serve?

| December 30, 2017

In the 1890 Census for Mable, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Benjamin Werner reported that he served as a Private in Company A of a regiment known as the “Home Guards.”  His dates of service were given as 4 July 1863 to 25 August 1863, or a total of one month and twenty-one days. Benjamin Werner has […]

Massive Ku Klux Klan Rally in Millersburg, 1925

| December 28, 2017

On Saturday, 13 June 1925, the Ku Klux Klan planned for a celebration to be held at Millersburg‘s Park, Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  The article promoting the event was interesting in that it claimed the celebration would bring back the “old-time way” of celebrating the past.  The Klan also claimed the American flag as its […]

Willoughby Walt – 208th Pennsylvania Infantry

| December 26, 2017

Willoughby Z. Walt died on 20 January 1916 and is buried at the Herndon Cemetery, Herndon, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  He is found in the records as both Wald and Walt and his middle initial is found as both “C” and “Z.” ____________________________________________ Records at the Pennsylvania Archives shown above) indicate that a Willoughby C. Wald […]

Edward Walters Marries Sister of Comrade from 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry

| December 22, 2017

When he enrolled in the 2nd Company G of the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry at Harrisburg on 14 March 1865, Edward Walters gave his birthplace as Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and his place of residence as Mifflin Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.  He was employed as a miner, was about 19 years old, stood 5 foot 3 inches […]

Andrew Weir – Immigrant from Scotland & Engineer at Mines

| December 20, 2017

Andrew Weir was born on 19 October 1833 in Scotland and came to the United States about 1855.  By occupation, he was an engineer who worked in the mines around Williamstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, where he lived and raised his family. In 1863, he registered for the draft, but was not drafted.  However, he did […]