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William W. Davidson Dies on Visit to Detroit

| August 19, 2015

William W. Davidson was born in South Manheim Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, the son of John H. Davidson and Elizabeth [Schwenk] Davidson, on 18 December 1842.  In the 1860 Census he was single, living in Millersburg, and working as a tanner. In September 1862, William responded to the emergency presented to Pennsylvania by joining the […]

Some Brief Obituaries of Lykens Valley Area Civil War Veterans

| August 12, 2015

The following are some brief obituaries of three Lykens Valley area Civil War veterans as they appeared in local newspapers: —————————– From Harrisburg Telegraph, 20 December 1899: JOSEPH RITZMAN Funeral services were held this afternoon over the body of Joseph Ritzman, who died at his home in Wiconisco, Wednesday morning, after eight years of suffering […]

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 […]

Jacob W. Bowers – Halifax Area Veteran

| November 22, 2014

Jacob W. Bowers was born 18 January 1846 at Halifax, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, the son of Adam Bower (1818-1885) and Mary Bower (1820-1856).  The family name is found both as Bower and Bowers as can be seen by the various records presented here in this blog post. At the time of the Civil War, Jacob […]