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Cornelius A. Hochlander – Emergency Man from Wiconisco

| April 14, 2016

Cornelius A. Hochlander is named on the Lykens G.A.R. Memorial as a Private who joined the Heilner Post in Lykens after it was organized. Hochlander, who is sometimes found in the records as Hocklander, was born in November 1844, the son of George Hochlander, a shoemaker, and Mary Adaline Hochlander.  The family is found in […]

March 2016 Posts

| April 1, 2016

A listing of the March 2016 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links.  Click on any title to go directly to the post. ———————————– Featured this month were two posts describing (1) how the By-Laws of the Gratz Historical Society have been completely ignored resulting in an illegal takeover of this Pennsylvania non-profit […]

Charles Henning – Crushed to Death in 1906

| March 30, 2016

From the Philadelphia Inquirer, 20 February 1906: CARS CRUSH SHANTY:  KILL WAR VETERAN Special to the Inquirer SHAMOKIN, Pennsylvania, 19 February 1906 — While sitting in a shanty near the Reading Railway, near here, to-day, Charles Henning, an aged war veteran and well known local resident, met a horible death. Two freight cars left the […]

February 2016 Posts

| March 4, 2016

A listing of the February 2016 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Update on Inglis V. Fairbain of Tower City Philip C. Swab – A Grand Funeral! January 2016 Posts Jacob Swab & Jacob W. Swab – Two Different Elizabethville Area Veterans Update on Benjamin Hartzog, alias Walter Davis, of Donaldson Adam […]

January 2016 Posts

| February 5, 2016

A listing of the January 2016 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Simon Gratz and the Virginius Affair Obituary of George W. Geesey of Millersburg December 2015 Posts Rev. Thomas Garland – Served in Lykens, Halifax, & Williamstown The Millersburg Roots of John H. Geist Obituaries of the Three Geesey Men in […]