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Carsonville Veteran Helps Rescue Traveler, 1905

| September 25, 2017

  From the pages of the Elizabethville Echo of 9 February 1905, comes the following story of a rescue from the snow of a numb traveler in the area of Carsonville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  One of those included in the rescue was William Snyder, a Civil War veteran of Carsonville, who opened his home to […]

Samuel Keiter – 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry

| August 3, 2016

Samuel Keiter was born 8 November 1819, and married Susannah Shutt, who was born 4 October 1922. His Civil War service was chronicled in Captain Enders Legion, pages 109-110: Samuel enlisted 2 November 1862 at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the 172nd Pennsylvania Regiment [172nd Pennsylvania Infantry], Company A for nine months. On 2 December […]

Lydia McColly Snyder – Widow of James Snyder

| September 21, 2013

Lydia [McColly} Snyder was the widow of Civil War soldier James Snyder (1830-1903) who served in the 210th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Private.  Lydia was born on 23 June 1834, the daughter of Robert McColly (or McCully) and Anna Catharine [Lubold] McColly.  Lydia’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth [Buffington] Lubold, the daughter of Revolutionary […]

Dietrich Family – Immigrant Ancestors

| January 22, 2011

According to information published in Our Dietrich Lines (2007), a published work on the Dietrich family, there are two immigrant Dietrich ancestors who came to Pennsylvania and whose descendants settled in the Lykens Valley area.  The author, William Dietrich, carefully traces all the descendants of Michael Dietrich (his father’s line) and Lenhart Dietrich (his mother’s […]