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Samuel Keiter – 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Samuel Keiter was born 8 November 1819, and married Susannah Shutt, who was born 4 October 1922. His Civil War service was chronicled in Captain Enders Legion, pages 109-110: Samuel enlisted 2 November 1862 at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the 172nd Pennsylvania Regiment [172nd Pennsylvania Infantry], Company A for nine months. On 2 December […]

John Henry Jury – 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry – Some Additional Information

Previously on this blog, as part of a post describing Forney’s Cemetery, Washington Township, Dauphin County, the following was published about John Henry Jury: John Henry Jury was born in 1834 in Berrysburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, the son of Jacob Bretz Jury (1799-1884), a farmer, and Mary Ann or Anne Marie [Schupp] Jury.  John Henry […]

George Jury of Halifax – 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry

George Jury was born on 2 March 1840 in Pennsylvania and died on 19 May 1912 in Halifax Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. During the Civil War he served in the 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Private.  After the Civil War, he applied for a pension on 25 September 1890.   He is buried at […]

Amos Garverich – 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Amos Garverich was born in Middle Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, on 9 March 1821, the son of Daniel Garverich and Elizabeth [Umberger] Garverich.  Before 1849, he married Juliann Harten and set about raising a family in Jackson Township, Dauphin County, while working as a laborer.  And before the beginning of the war, at least […]

Daniel B. Oberholzer – Artist of Elizabethville & Carpenter of Millersburg

The name Daniel Oberholtzer appears on the plaque on the Millersburg Soldier Monument, Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  In researching him, several surprising facts were uncovered. According to information found on Ancestry.com and elsewhere, Daniel Oberholtzer (or Daniel Oberholzer is he is sometimes found in the records), was born on 2 June 1838 in Pennsylvania, the […]