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Joshua A. Wald – 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry

| December 8, 2017

  Joshua A. Wald, who served in the 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K, as a Private, from 27 February 1865 to 28 June 1865, died on 18 February 1926 in Dalmatia, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.   He applied for a pension on 11 July 1890, which he received and was collecting until his death, whereupon his widow, […]

Grandson of Thomas Umberger Guards Inheritance but is Arrested

| October 27, 2017

A brief item in the Harrisburg Telegraph of 20 November 1913 noted the following: Dalmatia — Thomas Umberger, 78 years old, a well-known farmer and veteran of the Civil War, died very suddenly of apoplexy on Monday night.  He is survived by one daughter. Thomas Umberger died on 17 November 1913.  He was born 4 […]

John S. Trego – Gravely Wounded at South Mountain, 1862

| October 23, 2017

“When cannons roared and treason’s flag Defiantly did wave, He rushed to arms, he gave his life His bleeding land to save.” The above poem appears on the grave marker of John S. Trego at the Stove Valley (Zion) Cemetery, Hickory Corners, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  Also on the stone is the following information: In Memory […]

Charles Noblet Buried in Pillow with Ku Klux Klan Rites, 1927

| June 14, 2017

In April 1927, Charles N. Noblet, an accident victim, was buried at Pillow‘s Grandview Cemetery, with full Ku Klux Klan honors conducted at graveside. This post is a continuation of the reporting on hate groups that were active in the Lykens Valley area in the years following the Civil War.  It was a widely known […]

Levi C. Ressler – Lived Last Years in Tower City

| May 31, 2017

The obituary of Levi C. Patrick appeared in the Lebanon Semi-Weekly of 13 September 1915: Levi C. Ressler, Civil War Veteran Died at Tower City Levi C. Ressler died at his home at Tower City at 3:40 o’clock Thursday morning , after being ill since last Sunday night. He was a veteran of the Civil […]