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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 […]

Israel M. Groff and Sons – All Civil War Veterans?

| July 24, 2014

In the Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, there is a grave marker (above) for an Israel M. Groff, born 27 October 1816 and died 8 January 1893. In the Hummelstown Cemetery, Hummelstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, there is a gravemarker for a Dr. Israel M. Groff, born about 1837 and died 12 August 1893. The […]

Michael Polm – Died in Government Hospital in 1917

| July 14, 2014

Previously on this blog, Michael Polm was featured as part of the post entitled Methodist Cemetery, Williamtown (Part 3 of 3).  The following was then stated: Michael Polm (1835-1917).  According to pension records, Michael Polm first served in the 10th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F, as a Private, from 26 April 1861 through 31 July 1861.  […]

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 […]