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Thomas Romberger – Draftee in 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry with Dalmatia Connection?

| January 31, 2018

Thomas Romberger was first added to the Project when he was named in the Dalmatia Bicentennial Book.  A second post mentioning him on 26 April 2012 stated that his regiment and company of service had not yet been identified.  Additional research found that he was drafted and served in the 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, […]

Report on the Ku Klux Klan Demonstration at Millersburg, 1927

| January 17, 2018

Although no actual attendance count was given, a news report praised the Ku Klux Klan demonstration that was held in Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in late June 1927.  The anti-immigrant stance of the Klan was evident in the speech by a representative from the National Headquarters who decried the large number of immigrants who were […]

Willoughby Walt – 208th Pennsylvania Infantry

| December 26, 2017

Willoughby Z. Walt died on 20 January 1916 and is buried at the Herndon Cemetery, Herndon, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  He is found in the records as both Wald and Walt and his middle initial is found as both “C” and “Z.” ____________________________________________ Records at the Pennsylvania Archives shown above) indicate that a Willoughby C. Wald […]

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 […]