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Ku Klux Klan Rally in Elizabethville Attracts More Than a Thousand, 1926

| June 12, 2017

In the souvenir book for the Elizabethville Sesquicentennial of 1967, page 131, the following brief mention is made of a Ku Klux Klan parade through that borough which took place on 28 August 1926: KU KLUX KLAN The Ku Klux Klan paraded through town on Saturday evening 28 August 1926; and after the parade a meeting […]

Lykens Valley Pastor Was Ku Klux Klan Leader

| June 8, 2017

A Lykens Valley pastor was a known leader of the Ku Klux Klan.  He served several churches in the valley, and not only promoted the K. K. K. outside his role of ministering to his congregations, but included K. K. K. activities within the worship services he conducted. This post is a continuation of the […]

George H. Romberger – He Paid for a Substitute

| August 12, 2016

George H. Romberger is buried at the St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Berrysburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  He has a Findagrave Memorial which does not identify him as a Civil War veteran and there is no G.A.R.-Star-Flag Holder at his grave site.  He was born 19 October 1937 and died 8 Apr 1907. In his research […]

John H. Hoffman – Williamstown Merchant and Manufacturer

| September 4, 2012

John H. Hoffman, a descendant of Johann Peter Hoffman (1709-1798), pioneer settler of the Lykens Valley was a prosperous merchant and manufacturer of Williamstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  His biography was prominently featured in the Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, published in 1896 by J. L. Runk Company of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. John H.  Hoffman… was born […]

Civil War Burials in the Hoffman Church Cemetery (Part 2 of 2)

| August 16, 2012

The St. Peter (Hoffman) Cemetery is located along the Crossroads between Loyalton (on Route 209) and Route 25.  It is one of the oldest cemeteries in the Lykens Valley area.  Today’s post concludes a look at some of the Civil War veterans who are buried there, ——————————- JONAS W. HOFFMAN (1838-1887) also known as JONAS […]