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Samuel Wenrich & Amelia [Faust] Wenrich – Both War Veterans?

| January 2, 2018

Buried together at the St. Paul (Artz) Cemetery in Sacramento, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, are two veterans of the Civil War, or so it would seem from the bronze G.A.R. flag-holder markers adjacent to their grave stones.  Samuel Wenrich and Amelia [Faust] Wenrich were husband and wife.  This is one of the few graves in the […]

Obituary of John Weiser, 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry

| December 18, 2017

An obituary of John Weiser appeared in the Elizabethville Echo, 9 March 1905.  Mr. Weiser was a Civil War veteran from the area of Pillow, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, who served in the 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry. The funeral of John Weiser was held at Pillow last Sunday morning, Rev. S. P. Brown officiating.  A large number […]

Obituary of Isaac Uhler – Born Near Elizabethville

| November 17, 2017

The Philadelphia Public Ledger of 23 April 1921 announced the death of Isaac Uhler: Isaac Uhler, a veteran of the Civil War, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Helen M. Fleming, 5239 North Fifteenth Street [Philadelphia], yesterday.  He was seventy-seven years old.  Mr. Uhler is survived by Mrs. Fleming and one son, Doyle […]

Jonas Swab – Elizabethville Hometown Hero

| October 18, 2017

The above banner is part of the Hometown Heroes Banner Program to honor veterans of all wars at Elizabethville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Although there were hundreds of men who served in the Civil War from the Elizabethville area, Jonas Swab was the only Civil War veteran so honored with a banner. Prior posts on this […]

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 […]