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John Peter Crabb – A Third Party Slate of Candidates?

John Peter Crabb, Civil War veteran and native of Gratz, Pennsylvania, moved to Harrisburg after the Civil War, where he became a founder and Commander of Stevens Post No. 520, G.A.R. and was very active in Republican Party politics. He was previously profiled here, and last week a blog post told of a fair held […]

John Peter Crabb – Raising Funds to Help Needy Comrades

John Peter Crabb, Civil War veteran and native of Gratz, Pennsylvania, moved to Harrisburg after the Civil War, where he became a founder and Commander of Stevens Post No. 520, G.A.R.  He was previously profiled here, but not included in that article was a fair conducted by that post in 1889 for the purpose of […]

John Peter Crabb – Gratz Native Was Harrisburg G.A.R. Post Commander

John Peter Crabb was born in Gratz, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in October 1843, the son of Peter Crabb and his wife Mary Magdalena Crabb.  The Peter Crabb family arrived in Gratz in the early part of the 19th century and purchased land from Simon Gratz.  John Peter Crabb, like his father, was a skilled blacksmith.  […]

Rev. George A. Singer – Militia Man from Millersburg & Halifax

The obituary of George A. Singer appeared in the Pittsburgh Daily Press, 27 August 1910: REV. GEORGE A. SINGER Rev. George A. Singer, 67 years old, for 42 years a member of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, died Thursday afternoon in a sanitarium in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania, where he had been […]

Update on Edward Crabb, Victim of Bigotry in Gratz

Almost exactly one year after an extremely critical blog post was published here on the Civil War Blog regarding the deplorable condition of an African American family grave plot at the Gratz Union Cemetery, a.k.a., Simeon’s Cemetery, Gratz, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, a small change has now been seen the grave site of Edward Crabb, Civil […]