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Obituary of Isaac Uhler – Born Near Elizabethville

| November 17, 2017

The Philadelphia Public Ledger of 23 April 1921 announced the death of Isaac Uhler: Isaac Uhler, a veteran of the Civil War, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Helen M. Fleming, 5239 North Fifteenth Street [Philadelphia], yesterday.  He was seventy-seven years old.  Mr. Uhler is survived by Mrs. Fleming and one son, Doyle […]

Obituary of Cyrus Spangler

| November 15, 2017

Notices were given in the Harrisburg newspapers in April 1916 of the death of Cyrus Spangler, a Civil War veteran of the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B. CYRUS SPANGLER Cyrus Spangler, aged 75 years, died Saturday, died Saturday at his home, 8 North Fifth Street [Harrisburg].  Funeral services were held at his late residence last […]

Why Does Jacob Umholtz Have a G.A.R. Marker at His Grave in Gratz?

| November 13, 2017

The photo above was recently taken at the Gratz Union Cemetery, Gratz, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, of the grave of Jacob Umholtz, who was born 18 March 1824 in Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, the son of Johannes “John” Umholtz (1796-1853) and Catherine [Harmon] Umholtz (1795-1880).  Next to the grave marker is a G.A.R. Star-Flag Holder […]

Nathaniel Stutzman of Hegins – Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

| November 10, 2017

Nathaniel Stutzman, also known as Nathan Stutzman, was about 19 years old when he enrolled at Pottsville in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Private.  He was a shoemaker from Schuylkill County, and stood 5 foot 3 inches tall, had a florid complexion, dark hair and hazel eyes. The Pennsylvania Veterans’ File Card, […]

George VanHouten of New Jersey & Orwin – Widows Compete for Pension

| November 6, 2017

George VanHouten was born on 25 December 1833 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.  During the Civil War he served with the 31st New Jersey Infantry, Company D, as a Private, from about 17 September 1862 through an honorable discharge on 24 June 1863.  He died on 3 May 1892 in Hopewell, Mercer County, New Jersey, […]