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Henry W. Snyder – County Treasurer & Lykens Merchant

| July 7, 2017

Henry W. Snyder, who served in the 2nd Company G of the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, as a Corporal, died on 20 February 1928 in Wilmington, Delaware. His obituary appeared in a Harrisburg newspaper at the time of his death: H. W. SNYDER, CIVIL WAR VETERAN, DIES Served Term as County Treasurer Formerly in Mercantile Business […]

Isaac E. Snyder – Dies From Fall From Ladder, 1890

| July 5, 2017

Isaac E. Snyder, Civil War veteran, is buried at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  He died on 15 November 1890. During the Civil War, he served in the Emergency Militia, 27th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, as a Private.  He was mustered into service in Schuylkill County, 17 June 1863, and completed his […]

Frederick Ruben or Reuben Frederick? Valley View Veteran.

| June 30, 2017

In the 1890 Veterans’ Census of Weishample, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, a Ruben Frederick was enumerated as a solider who served in the 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company I, as a Private.  In compiling the original list of veterans from the Lykens Valley area, this veteran was incorrectly identified as Frederick Ruben.  Of course this posed some […]

John A. Seltzer & Amanda [Eckel] Seltzer – Die One Day Apart, 1917

| June 28, 2017

During the Civil War, John A. Seltzer of Tremont, Schuylkill County, answered the call for service by enlisting in the 17th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1862), Company H, as a Private.  His militia service was from 15 September 1862 through discharge at the end of the emergency, 28 September 1862.  Although in the 1890 census […]

Obituary of Henry Rishe of Tower City

| June 26, 2017

The obituary of Henry Rishe appeared in the Altoona Tribune [Blair County, Pennsylvania], 2 January 1905: Henry Rishe At 4:55 o’clock Saturday afternoon Henry Rishe of Tower City, Pennsylvania, died at the home of his son, F. O. Rishe, 310 Third Avenue, of paralysis, with which he was stricken on last Thursday.  He came to […]