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Who is John Kicher? Named on Lykens G.A.R. Monument

| August 17, 2016

Information is sought on “John Kicher” who is named on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a veteran who served in the Civil War as a Private and joined the Heilner Post in Lykens after its organization (meaning he was not a Charter Member). Please submit information either as a comment to this post or send […]

Who is Jerry Kerchner? Named on Lykens G.A.R. Monument

| August 15, 2016

Information is sought on “Jerry Kerchner” who is named on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a veteran who served in the Civil War as a Private and joined the Heilner Post in Lykens after its organization (meaning he was not a Charter Member). Please submit information either as a comment to this post or send […]

Millersburg Area African Americans During Civil War Times

| July 29, 2016

Three African American males of Civil War service age were located in 1860s censuses or draft records of the Millersburg and Upper Paxton Township area.  These men are presented here in the hope that a reader can add additional information about them.  Did they serve in the military during the Civil War?  What happened to […]

Philip Koch, Buried at Erdman – Was He A Civil War Veteran?

| July 25, 2016

Philip Koch was born about 8 April 1813, the son of Heinrich Koch and Catherine [Ploutz] Koch, of Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  Philip’s baptismal record is found in the records of the Zion (Klinger’s) Lutheran Church at Erdman, 22 May 1813. In 1850, Philip Koch is found in Lykens Township.  He was married to […]

Who Was John Z. Kebler who Lived in Tower City in 1890?

| July 18, 2016

John Z. Kebler is found on Line 49 of the 1890 Veterans’ Schedule for West Porter Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  At this time, it is not known who this is or in what Civil War regiment he served. The known information about him from the census is: He was a Private in an unknown regiment, […]