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Henry W. Snyder – County Treasurer & Lykens Merchant

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 Koppenhaver – Hotel Proprietor of Millersburg

  Isaac Koppenhaver (1849-1900) was a well-known businessman of Millersburg and was a Civil War veteran. The Harrisburg Telegraph of 26 September 1900, told of his funeral: Isaac Koppenhaver Buried Millersburg, 26 September 1900 — All that was mortal of the late Isaac Koppenhaver – genial “Koppy” to a thousand friends – was laid to […]

Jonathan Hoover – An Exaggerated War Record

According to his death certificate, Jonathan Hoober died in Shamokin on 1 October 1929, and was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.  His place of birth, was given as Lykens, Pennsylvania. Jonathan Hoober is believed to be the Jonathan Hoover who is named on the Lykens G.A.R.Monument. as a Private who was not a member […]

Smaller Civil War Railroad Stations En Route on the Lykens Valley Railroad

Other than the main railroad stations on the Lykens Valley Railroad at Lykens Borough, Elizabethville, and Millersburg (Lenkerville), there were at least three other smaller stations en route.  Previously on this blog, a post featured the Oak Dale Station and the Civil War.  As mentioned in that post, the stop at Oak Dale later became […]

January 2016 Posts

A listing of the January 2016 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Simon Gratz and the Virginius Affair Obituary of George W. Geesey of Millersburg December 2015 Posts Rev. Thomas Garland – Served in Lykens, Halifax, & Williamstown The Millersburg Roots of John H. Geist Obituaries of the Three Geesey Men in […]