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Sarah Klinger – Civil War Widow Bludgeoned to Death in 1906 (Part 3)

Part 3 of this murder story will be told in today’s blog post.  It includes the trial and conviction of Henry Fisher for first degree murder as well as some of the antics he performed in the court during the trial and at the sentencing. Sarah Ann [Reed] Klinger, a widow of a Civil War […]

Samuel P. Klinger – Farmer of Northumberland County

Previously, two men named Samuel Klinger had been identified to be included in the Civil War Research Project.  In researching Samuel P. Klinger of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, who was born on 16 September 1824 and died 4 February 1903, it was discovered that he was also a Civil War veteran – thus bringing the total […]

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 […]

Tower City, Porter and Rush Township Civil War Veterans – Part 10

The Tower City Borough, Porter Township and Rush Township Veterans Memorial is located at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery which is located along Route 209 in Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  It was the subject of a prior post on this blog on 30 December 2010. Within the glass cases on the monument are name […]

Union Cemetery, Pillow (Part 2)

Although Pillow is located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, the Pillow Union Cemetery is actually located on the north side of the Mahantongo Creek, which places it in Jordan Township, Northumberland County.  To locate the cemetery, head east on Market Street from the central square of Pillow, cross the small bridge for the Mahantongo Creek, and […]