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William Romberger – Drowned in Susquehanna River Near Harrisburg, 1862

| February 7, 2018

William Romberger was born some time between June 1827 and May 1828 in Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, the son of Jacob Romberger (1806-1864) and Margaretha Rebecca [Conrad] Romberger (1810-1878).  It is believed that he died about 22 November 1862 by drowning in the Susquehanna River near Harrisburg.  Supposedly his intention in leaving Camp Curtin […]

William Martz – Did He Have a Connection to Millersburg?

| February 2, 2018

The obituary of William Marsh appeared in the Harrisburg Telegraph, 10 January 1922: William Martz, Aged 75, Dead at Williamstown Williamstown, Pennsylvania, 10 January 1922 — William Martz, aged 75, a veteran of the Civil War, died Sunday evening in his home on East Market Street.  he is survived by his wife, Mrs. William Martz […]

John J. Tobias – Obituary of a Donaldson Native

| December 1, 2017

The obituary of Civil War veteran John J. Tobias, who was born near Donaldson, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, appeared in the Mount Carmel Item, 19 February 1935: J. J. TOBIAS, CIVIL WAR VETERAN, DIES DUE TO INFIRMITIES Defender of the Union Answers “Taps” After Being Bedfast a Week; Military Funeral To Be Held on Friday Afternoon […]

Mathew A. Taylor – Halifax Native Died in Iowa in 1926

| November 22, 2017

Mathew A. Taylor, who was born in Halifax, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, died in New Virginia, Warren County, Iowa, on 21 December 1926.  He was a Civil War veteran and his name appears in the list of veterans from the Halifax, Pennsylvania area.  The portrait of him in his Civil War uniform is from a family […]

Isaac M. Spong – Buried in Lebanon, Not Malta!

| August 18, 2017

The name of Isaac M. Spong was first introduced to the Civil War Research Project by inclusion in the Klingerstown Bicentennial Album, which stated that he served in the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry and was wounded at Dabney’s Mills, Virginia – and that he was buried in the St. Luke’s Parish Cemetery, Malta, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  […]