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In What Emergency Regiment Did Benjamin Werner Serve?

Posted By on 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 not been located in any emergency regiment.

Research on Ancestry.com has helped determine that this Benjamin Werner was born on 28 March 1835 in Pennsylvania, the son of George Casper Werner and Sarah [Moser] Werner.  Benjamin is found in 1850 in the Barry Township, Schuylkill County census, living with his parents and siblings.  In 1880, he was single and living in Barry Township and working as a farmer.  In 1900, he was a widower in Barry Township, working as a carpenter.  And in 1910, he was a widower, working odd jobs in Barry Township.  He died in Barry Township on 12 January 1913.  According to his death certificate, he was buried in Kimmel’s Cemetery in Barry Township.

More information is sought about this man who, in 1890, claimed to be a Civil War veteran.  Anyone with knowledge of his service is urged to add a comment to this blog post.




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