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Carsonville Veteran Helps Rescue Traveler, 1905

| September 25, 2017

  From the pages of the Elizabethville Echo of 9 February 1905, comes the following story of a rescue from the snow of a numb traveler in the area of Carsonville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  One of those included in the rescue was William Snyder, a Civil War veteran of Carsonville, who opened his home to […]

Obituary of John C. Steckley of Dauphin Borough

| September 18, 2017

John Christian Steckley, who was born 17 November 1845, was briefly profiled here on 11 June 2013: John Christian Steckley (1845-1912) ——– 107th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, Private (Mustered In 18 February 1862, Harrisburg – Mustered Out 8 March 1865).  Enrolled: Hummelstown, Dauphin County.  Captured as prisoner (POW) at Weldon Railroad and held prisoner from […]

Obituary of Joseph R. Shuler – 192nd Pennsylvania Infantry

| September 15, 2017

Joseph Ritner Shuler was born on 28 July 1837 and died on 23 September 1910, in Liverpool, Perry County, Pennsyvlania.  He has a connection to Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in that he lived and worked there according to the 1880, 1890, and 1900 censuses.  Because of that connection, he is named on the Lykens G.A.R. […]

William Straw of Williamstown, 1890 – Portrait Found

| September 13, 2017

In researching William Straw who served in the 6th Pennsylvania Infantry as well as the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry, it was discovered that for a short time he lived in Williamstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, as per the 1890 Veterans’ Census of that community.  Straw was a blacksmith who was born in England about 12 October 1841, […]

Emanuel Straub – Former Hegins Resident Dies at Shamokin, Age 90

| September 11, 2017

Emanuel Straub, who was born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, on 5 November 1842, was the son of George Straub (1803-1859) and Barbara [Zerbe] Straub (1803-1899).  After the death of his father, the mother and Emanuel moved in with Daniel Straub, Emanuel’s brother, who was a farmer in Hegins Township, Schuylkill County.  All appear together in […]