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Franklin B. Rumbarger – 105th Pennsylvania Infantry & 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters

| July 27, 2016

Franklin B. Rumbarger is buried at the Rumbarger Cemetery in DuBois, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania.  He has a Findagrave Memorial which identifies him as a Civil War veteran and there is a G.A.R.-Star-Flag Holder at his grave site.  He was born 10 November 1842 and died 1 May 1895. In his research entitled Civil War Veterans: […]

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 […]

Anton Haake – 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry – Not Recognized on Lykens Monument

| July 22, 2016

On 24 October 1864, Anthony “Anton” Haake, aged about 34, enrolled at Harrisburg in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company D, as a Private.  He was honorably discharged on 18 July 1865, and the record shows that he returned to his home in Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The return to Lykens is known because when he […]

John Henry Jury – 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry – Some Additional Information

| July 20, 2016

Previously on this blog, as part of a post describing Forney’s Cemetery, Washington Township, Dauphin County, the following was published about John Henry Jury: John Henry Jury was born in 1834 in Berrysburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, the son of Jacob Bretz Jury (1799-1884), a farmer, and Mary Ann or Anne Marie [Schupp] Jury.  John Henry […]

Joseph Jeneskey – Another Lykens Soldier Not Regognized on G.A.R. Monument

| July 15, 2016

On 26 April 1861, Joseph Jeneskey answered the call to arms by enrolling at Lykens Borough in the 10th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F. as a Private.  At the time, he gave his residence as Lykens, his occupation as miner, and his age as 21 (born about 1840). In 1890, a Joseph Jenaskie appeared in Shamokin […]