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Daniel W. Tobias – Corrections and Additions

| September 14, 2015

In January 2013, in a post entitled They Served Honorably in Company H, 210th Pennsylvania Infantry, it was incorrectly reported that Daniel W. Tobias moved to Illinois after the war.  It is now known that the man who served in Company H was most commonly known as Daniel Tobias and the man who served in […]

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 […]