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Israel Seiders – Pennsylvania Railroad Employee

| October 6, 2013

Israel Seiders was born on 1 September 1838 in Matamoras, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, the son  Henry Seiders (also known as Zeiders) and Mary [Miller] Seiders,  His mother was a descendant of the Enders family, early pioneer settlers of the area near Halifax Township.  He died on 4 May 1904, and the next day, his obituary […]

Additions to Veterans’ List – S

| June 11, 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 – K

| June 2, 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 […]

Christian Shoop – 208th Pennsylvania Infantry

| April 13, 2013

Christian Shoop (1820-1895) was a Civil War soldier and a farmer.  He is buried at Long’s Cemetery, Halifax Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  His wife Martha Shoop (1827-1911) is buried next to him. In 1850, Christian Shoop appeared in the census as a farmer in Greenwood, Perry County, along with his wife Martha Shoop, and children […]