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Joel R. Spahr, Civil War Veteran- Not Buried at Urban!

| July 21, 2017

In a previous post here on this blog, the name of Joel R. Sparr was given as a Civil War veteran who is buried at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Cemetery, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  That information was taken from the Klingerstown Bicentennial Album, 1807-2007, which was reviewed in relation to its Civil War references.  […]

Funeral of James L. Seebold – Charter Member of Millersburg G.A.R.

| July 17, 2017

The Harrisburg Telegraph of 29 June 1927 provided information on the funeral of James L. Seebold.  He was a founding member of the Kilpatrick Post of the G.A.R. in Millersburg and was previously mentioned here in several blog posts. FUNERAL FOR J. L. SEEBOLD MILLERSBURG, 29 June 1927 — James L. Seebold, 88 years, died […]

Was Joel Shearer a Civil War Veteran?

| July 14, 2017

Joel Shearer died on 9 November 1882 and is buried at St. Luke’s Parish Cemetery, Malta, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  At his grave, there is a G.A.R. star-flag holder.  However, no regiment or company has been located in which he served.  And, there is nothing on the grave marker itself to indicate that he served. According […]

McCoy Sargert – Killed at Antietam, 1862

| July 3, 2017

The name McCoy Sargut appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a Civil War soldier who was killed in the war.  He is named with the men who served as privates.  He is found in the military records as Sarger and Sargert. McCoy Sarger enrolled at Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, on 23 September 1861, as […]

Aaron Schoffstall – Part of Oil Boom at Titusville

| June 23, 2017

Aaron Schoffstall was born about 10 April 1842 in Jordan Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, the son of Henry Schoffstall (1808-1867) and Margaret Rebecca [Wells] Schoffstall (1808-1878).  In 1850, the family was living in Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, where Henry was a farmer.  In 1860, Aaron was working as a teamster in Gratz. According to […]