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Emanuel Straub – Former Hegins Resident Dies at Shamokin, Age 90

| September 11, 2017

Emanuel Straub, who was born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, on 5 November 1842, was the son of George Straub (1803-1859) and Barbara [Zerbe] Straub (1803-1899).  After the death of his father, the mother and Emanuel moved in with Daniel Straub, Emanuel’s brother, who was a farmer in Hegins Township, Schuylkill County.  All appear together in […]

Obituary of Emanuel Stoneroad

| September 8, 2017

Emanuel Stoneroad, whose name appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument, died in 1917 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, and his obituary appeared in the Reading Times, 25 June 1917: 4 GENERATIONS SURVIVE HIM Many Descendants Left by Emanuel Stoneroad, Dead at 88 Survived by one daughter, nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, Emanuel Stoneroad, […]

Confusion in the Records of Joseph M. Smith of Halifax

| August 2, 2017

Joseph M. Smith is buried at Halifax United Methodist Church Cemetery, Halifax, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. His stone states that he was born 9 October 1846 and died 13 April 1918 – and that he served as a Private in Company C of the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry.  At his grave there is a G.A.R. Star-Flag Holder.  […]

Isaac Snoke of Millersburg – 107th Pennsylvania Infantry

| July 31, 2017

Isaac Snoke was born 2 May 1826 and at the time of the Civil War, he enrolled in and honorably served in the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, as a Private.  The record card, shown above from the Pennsylvania Archives, notes that he was mustered into service on 24 January 1862 at Harrisburg, and was […]

Update on Edward Crabb, Victim of Bigotry in Gratz

| July 19, 2017

Almost exactly one year after an extremely critical blog post was published here on the Civil War Blog regarding the deplorable condition of an African American family grave plot at the Gratz Union Cemetery, a.k.a., Simeon’s Cemetery, Gratz, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, a small change has now been seen the grave site of Edward Crabb, Civil […]