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Aaron Weaver Buried at Killinger – Was He a Civil War Veteran?

Aaron Weaver, who was born 30 October 1843, and who died on 18 July 1923, is buried at the Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Killinger, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  At his grave site, there is a G.A.R. Star-Flag Holder, which recognizes him as an honorably discharged veteran of the Civil War.  However, efforts to locate a good […]

Civil War Veteran Burials at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Tower City (Part 3 of 6)

(Part 3 of 6).  St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery is located in Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, at the corner of East Grand Avenue (U.S. Route 209) and North 4th Street.  At the front of the cemetery, along East Grand Avenue, is the Tower City, Porter Township and Rush Township Veterans Memorial, which was previously […]

Riegel Family Veterans of Pennsylvania Civil War Regiments (Part 2 of 7)

Part 2 of 7.  In a prior post, one branch of the Riegel family’s origins in America was presented – that of Mattheis Riegell (born about 1615) of Bad Muenster, Palatinate, Germany, who married Maria Werner.  They had a son, Jost Riegell (1615-1687) who married Maria Honen (or Hoenen).  Their son, Cornelius Riegel (1674-175) was […]

Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Williamstown (Part 3 of 3)

  This is the final of three posts on the Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Williamstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  The cemetery is located at the east end of Williamstown on the north side of Market Street.  For the past two days and today, a total of eighteen grave markers will be shown from this cemetery with information […]