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Daniel B. Oberholzer – Artist of Elizabethville & Carpenter of Millersburg

| March 15, 2017

The name Daniel Oberholtzer appears on the plaque on the Millersburg Soldier Monument, Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  In researching him, several surprising facts were uncovered. According to information found on Ancestry.com and elsewhere, Daniel Oberholtzer (or Daniel Oberholzer is he is sometimes found in the records), was born on 2 June 1838 in Pennsylvania, the […]

Was William Miller a Civil War Veteran?

| February 25, 2017

William Morgan, born 18 May 1831, son of Jacob Moyer/Meyer (1804-1869), and Rebecca [Ferree] Moyer (1809-1883), in Washington Township, near Elizabethville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  He lived most of his life in Wiconisco Township and Lykens Borough, where he worked as a carpenter.  He married Lydia Schadel and had at least six children with her.  He […]

Elias Minnich – Killed in Action Near Marietta, Georgia

| February 21, 2017

The name of Elias Minnick appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a Private who was killed in the Civil War.   His name is most often found in the records as Michael Minnich. His military record states that he was a member of the 16th United States Infantry, Company C.  He enlisted on 29 February […]

Henry A. Martz – Lifelong Railroad Man, Served in 127th Pennsylvania Infantry

| February 3, 2017

Henry A. Martz was born 11 December 1831 in Elizabethville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, the son of Daniel Martz (1810-1844) and Hannah [Buffington] Martz (1812-1897). His name appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a Private who joined the Heilner Post after its organization. The obituary of Henry A. Martz appeared in the Lykens Standard, 12 […]

Rev. Dr. Henry M. Kieffer – Another Millersburg-area Veteran Not Included on Monument!

| January 27, 2017

Attempting to find all the eligible men who should be included in the Civil War Research Project has been an interesting task, and often, individuals are located who had a definite connection to the Lykens Valley area, but for whatever reason they have been overlooked by local historians.  Such is the case of Rev. Dr. […]