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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 […]

William A. Loomis – Mennonite Born in Halifax Who Served in Civil War

The above family card for Anthony Wayne Loomis (1806-1864) was found in the Mennonite Vital Records of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1750-2014, available on Ancestry.com. It shows a child, William A. Loomis, born 27 December 1842, married Harriet Thomas, and died 4 September 1900.  The card states that Anthony Wayne Loomis lived in Halifax, Pennsylvania. On […]

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 […]

Additions to Veterans’ List – A

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project was last updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of posts beginning today and continuing intermittently until concluding in mid-June, a brief sketch of each of the new names added since then […]

Charles D. Arters – Postmaster and Educator

The following is taken from the Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Schuylkill County, by Samuel T. Wiley, published in 1893 by Rush, West and Company, Philadelphia: Professor Charles D. Arters, ex-postmaster of Tremont and superintendent of the schools of Tremont Township [Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania], is a son of Robert Arters and Harriet [Cox] Arters, and […]