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Obituary of George F. Rhawn, 1896

| July 12, 2017

Two Harrisburg newspapers printed a brief obituary of George F. Rhawn when he died on 13 September 1896 at Halifax, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  The first was the Harrisburg Telegraph, 14 September 1896: An Old Halifax Veteran Dead George F. Rhawn, an old Halifax war veteran, died Sunday evening at the residence of County Commissioner Isaac […]

Godfrey Sammet – Dies After Breaking Ground for Halifax School, 1913

| June 16, 2017

An interesting story appeared in the Harrisburg Telegraph, 18 August 1913, about Civil War veteran, Godfey Sammet: GROUND BROKEN FOR NEW HIGH SCHOOL Halifax’s Oldest Citizen Starts Boyer Memorial Building with Informal Ceremonies Halifax, Pennsylvania, 18 August 1913 – Ground for the new Boyer Memorial High School building to be erected by the local school […]

William Reinberger – Farmer of Halifax Township

| June 2, 2017

  William Reinbarger died on 23 April 1926, and is buried at the Fetterhoff’s Cemetery, Halifax Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. His Findagrave Memorial does not note that he was a veteran of the Civil War. The spelling variations of the surname make it difficult to research this individual.  His name is found as Rineberger, Rinebarger, […]

John J. Rathvon – Obituary Notes More War Service than Supporting Records

| May 26, 2017

The name of John Rathvon appears on the Millersburg Soldier Monument as someone who served in the Civil War from the Millersburg area.  When and how did he serve is the focus of this blog post. The obituary of John J. Ratahvon appeared in the Elizabethville Echo on 8 December 1932: Millersburg Veteran Buried on […]

Ambrose Rathvon – Emergency Man, President of Millersburg Planing Mill Company

| May 24, 2017

Two entries appear in the 1893 Harrisburg City Directory for the Millersburg Planing Mill Company, as seen in the page portion above.  In the first entry, the company is named in the alphabetical listing with officers given as follows:  Ambrose Rathvon, President; Ramsey E. Moyer, Treasurer; and H. Frank Sheetz, Secretary.  At the bottom of […]