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Jacob Shiro – Some News Stories

| July 9, 2014

Today’s blog post will feature some interesting news stories about Jacob Shiro. Jacob Shiro was born in Wittenberg, Germany, on 19 February 1843, the son of Jacob Shiro and Susan [Bellon] Shiro. He arrived in the United States around 185 at the age of eight.  During the Civil War, he served in Company G, 103rd […]

John B. Gise – 210th Pennsylvania Infantry

| November 14, 2013

The obituary of John B. Gise was recently located the Elizabethville Echo, 16 Dec 1915: WAR VETERANS DEATH AT GRATZ John B. Gise, who had been declining in health for several years died at home 11 December (Saturday) age 75 years, 7 months, 2 days.  He was confined to his bed for two weeks.  He […]

Jacob L. Weaver – Private in 9th Pennsyvlania Cavalry

| November 5, 2013

Additional information has been located on Jacob L. Weaver of Elizabethville, Dauphin County, who served in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry during the Civil War. The obituary of Weaver appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot on 22 January 1903:   Jacob L. Weaver, who died of pneumonia on Friday, was buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery on […]

Obituary of George S. Klinger from West Schuylkill Herald

| October 15, 2013

The obituary of George S. Klinger appeared in the West Schuylkill Herald, 9 February 1906, and included a summary of his military record: George S. Klinger On Wednesday noon 31 January 1906, George S. Klinger one of Gratz’s highly honored citizens and one of our country’s defenders departed this life and was mustered into eternity.  […]

Miscellaneous News Briefs from Area Newspapers – 1922, 1931, and 1943

| September 24, 2013

Three news briefs from local area newspapers are presented here to show how the impact of the Civil War lasted well into the 20th Century. —————————– From the Harrisburg Telegraph of 3 February 1922: —————————— PLAN MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE DEAD Members of Post 58, G.A.R., Will Meet at Headquarters Memorial services for eighteen comrades […]