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Charles Wesley Umholtz – From Tremont to Tennessee

Charles Wesley Umholtz was born on 23 November 1845 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, the son of Philip Umholtz (1814-1883) and Susanna [Carl] Umholtz.  He was one of at least seven children of that couple.  At the time of the Civil War, both he and his brother Augustus Umholtz enrolled in the 17th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency […]

John A. Seltzer & Amanda [Eckel] Seltzer – Die One Day Apart, 1917

During the Civil War, John A. Seltzer of Tremont, Schuylkill County, answered the call for service by enlisting in the 17th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1862), Company H, as a Private.  His militia service was from 15 September 1862 through discharge at the end of the emergency, 28 September 1862.  Although in the 1890 census […]

George P. Owen of Tremont – Dies in New Mexico – A Connection to the Boer War

George Pitt Owen died on 25 July 1901 and is buried in the United Methodist Church Cemetery in Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  He was a Civil War veteran who reported his service in 1890 to the census while living in Tremont.  However, because he served in the 17th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1862), Company H, […]

William B. Mayberry – Emergency Man from Tremont

William B. Mayberry answered the militia call of the emergency of 1862 by enrolling in the 17th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1861) at Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, where he was mustered into service as a Corporal.  He gave his age at the time as 32 (born about 1830).  He was discharged from service on 26 […]

Who Was Henry Clay Mellon Who Enlisted at Tremont?

Previously on this blog, the name of Henry C. Mellon was added to the list of Civil War veterans who had some connection to the Lykens Valley area. During the war, Henry Clay Mellon enrolled at Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 15 September 1862, in the militia regiment known as the 17th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, […]