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Obituary of George Waller of Lykens

A brief notice of the death of George Waller appeared in the Harrisburg Daily Independent, 3 February 1890: Died of Pneumonia George Waller, residing in Lykens, and a brother of John Waller, of this city, died on Friday evening of pneumonia, aged about 46 years.  He was born in Marietta, Lancaster County, and had a […]

The Yeager Family in the Civil War (Part 9)

In 1912, the Hon. James Martin Yeager wrote and published A Brief History of the Yeager, Buffington, Creighton, Jacobs, Lemon, Hoffman and Woodside Families and Their Collateral Kindred of Pennsylvania.  Yeager was formerly the President of Drew Seminary for Young Women of Carmel, New York as well as a former Member of the House of […]

Zion (Hoover’s) Church and Cemetery, Rife – Part 2

Zion’s Lutheran and German Reformed Church and Cemetery, also known as Hoover‘s Church, is located just north of Route 209 in Rife, Upper Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  Rife is a small village located to the west of Elizabethville.  Today, the church is known as Zion Lutheran Church and its pastor is Rev. Beth George.  […]