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Charles E. Riegel – Coachmaker and Clerk to Dauphin County Commissioners

| October 8, 2013

Previously on this blog, a brief sketch of Civil War veteran Charles E. Riegel was presented.  See:  Riegel Family Veterans of Pennsylvania Civil War Regiments (Part 1 of 7).  Capt. Riegel is buried Messiah Lutheran Church Cemetery in Fisherville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. An obituary for Captain Riegel has now been located in the Millersburg Herald […]

Additions to Veterans’ List – L

| June 3, 2013

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project was last updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of posts continuing intermittently until concluding in mid-June, a brief sketch of each of the new names added since then will be presented.  […]

Additions to Veterans’ List – E

| May 22, 2013

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project was last updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of posts continuing intermittently until concluding in mid-June, a brief sketch of each of the new names added since then will be presented.  […]

Dauphin County Church Records Available at Schwalm Library in Gratz

| May 11, 2013

The Gratz Historical Society has a collection of compiled and original copies of records from most of the churches in the Lykens Valley area.  One of the most useful sets of book is the nine-volume edition of Dauphin County Church Records. These volumes contain a variety of records for the indicated churches, including birth and […]

Amos Garverich – 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry

| January 17, 2013

Amos Garverich was born in Middle Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, on 9 March 1821, the son of Daniel Garverich and Elizabeth [Umberger] Garverich.  Before 1849, he married Juliann Harten and set about raising a family in Jackson Township, Dauphin County, while working as a laborer.  And before the beginning of the war, at least […]