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Edward Thomas – 50th Pennsylvania Infantry

nmn nmn On 1 April 1872, Edward Thomas of Gratz, was killed at the colliery at Short Mountain, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, by a “fall of rock.”  His body was recovered and he was buried at Gratz Union Cemetery (then called Simeon’s Cemetery).  He was exactly 32 years old at the time of his death.  A […]

Jacob Scheck – German Immigrant in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry

Jacob Scheck of Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, was a German immigrant who arrived in America before the Civil War with his parents.  His father, George Scheck was a master mason and the family appears in the 1860 census for Pine Grove, Schuylkill County.  In 1860, Jacob was working as a boatman on the Schuylkill Canal […]

Three Men of Tremont in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry Who Died in the Civil War (Part 3 of 3)

The post today concludes a look at three men with connections to Tremont, Schuylkill County, who served in the Civil War in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry:  Jacob Shade (1833-1864); William Henry Hiney (1840-1864); and Emanuel Eckle (1843-1864) – all of whom died as a result of the war.  This post is also a continuation of […]

Three Men of Tremont in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry Who Died in the Civil War (Part 2 of 3)

The post today continues a look at three men with connections to Tremont, Schuylkill County, who served in the Civil War in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry:  Jacob Shade (1833-1864); William Henry Hiney (1840-1864); and Emanuel Eckle (1843-1864) – all of whom died as a result of the war.  This post is also a continuation of […]

Three Men of Tremont in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry Who Died in the Civil War (Part 1 of 3)

The post today begins a look at three men, with connections to Tremont, Schuylkill County, who served in the Civil War in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry:  Jacob Shade (1833-1864); William Henry Hiney (1840-1864); and Emanuel Eckle (1843-1864) – all of whom died as a result of the war.  This post is also a continuation of […]