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George P. Owen of Tremont – Dies in New Mexico – A Connection to the Boer War

| May 3, 2017

George Pitt Owen died on 25 July 1901 and is buried in the United Methodist Church Cemetery in Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  He was a Civil War veteran who reported his service in 1890 to the census while living in Tremont.  However, because he served in the 17th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1862), Company H, […]

Obituary of James Neal of Rausch Creek – Served as James W. O’Neal

| April 28, 2017

The obituary of James Neal appeared in a local newspaper at the time of his death, which occurred at Rauch Creek, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 4 November 1885: DEATH OF JAMES NEAL On Wednesday afternoon James Neal of Lower Rausch Creek, one of the most respected citizens of the West End, died very suddenly after an […]

George Noll of Tremont – Dies as Santa Claus

| April 26, 2017

An interesting news story appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 27 December 1901: GRIM DEATH’S SUMMONS CAME WHILE HE PLAYED SANTA CLAUS With Happy Smile and World of Cheer George Noll Passed Away Special to the Inquirer POTTSVILLE, Pennsylvania, 26 December 1901 — George Noll, of this place, while playing Santa Claus, dropped dead with a […]

Moses Neyer – Another Missing Millersburg Civil War Veteran

| April 24, 2017

Moses Neyer is missing, i.e., his name in missing from the tablet on the Millersburg Soldier Monument which recognizes Civil War soldiers from that community and the surrounding area of Upper Paxton Township who honorably served in the war.   The photograph at the top of this post (from Findagrave) of his stone at the Oak […]

Moses Nutt – Forgeman and Farmer

| April 21, 2017

Moses Nutt died on 5 March 1891 in Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  His funeral was conducted from St. John’s Lutheran Church at that place and he was buried in the Lykens Cemetery. According to information found in the church book, Moses was born in Speedwell, New Jersey, on 17 October 1814, the son of John […]