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Obituary of Israel O. Enders of Fisherville

| August 5, 2015

Israel Otterbein Enders was born in Enders, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, the son of George Enders (1809-1893) and Susanna [Fetterhoff] Enders (1814-1884).  He was the great-grandson of Capt. Johann Philip Christian Enders, and was one of the Civil War descendants profiled in Captain Enders Legion. However, the authors of Captain Enders Legion, although knowing that Israel […]

Obituary of Israel O. Enders

| January 28, 2015

According to a biographical sketch of Israel Otterbein Enders, found in Captain Enders Legion, he was born 5 October1845 in Enders, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  He married Caroline Keiter, the daughter of John L. Keiter and Susannah Keiter of Fisherville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  She was born in Enders on 27 September 1848.   The couple had […]

Was Daniel Miller of Enders a Civil War Veteran?

| December 23, 2014

Daniel Miller (1817-1893) is buried at Fetterhoff’s Cemetery, Halifax Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  Until recently, it was assumed that this was the same Daniel Miller who served in the 210th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private.  However, there is no G.A.R. star flag holder at the grave site and no actual military or pension […]

Obituary of John K. McGann of Enders

| November 23, 2014

Enders, 22 July 1909 — John K. McGann, an aged veteran of the Civil War and a highly esteemed gentleman of this community, died at his home at Wheatland Farm on Wednesday night after a lingering illness of several months, aged seventy-four years.  Mr. McGann spent most of his life in this community, having taught […]

Obituary of Isaiah T. Enders

| October 20, 2014

The obituary of Civil War veteran Isaiah T. Enders appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot on 22 March 1912: ISAIAH F. ENDERS, STRICKEN ON STREET; DIES QUICKLY Was Walking Near His Home When Seized with Fatal Attack of Heart Failure — Was Veteran of the Civil War Overcome with heart failure last evening at Third and […]