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Martin Koppenhaver – Was He a Civil War Veteran & Did He Have Two Families?

| September 2, 2015

At the St. Paul’s (Artz) Cemetery in Sacramento, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, the tombstone of Martin Koppenhaver (1829-1900) has a G.A.R. star and flag holder indicating that he served in the Civil War.  However, to date no military or pension record of Civil War service has been found for him. Next to the stone of Martin […]

Wendall Miller – Laborer of Hubley Township

| October 30, 2014

A Civil War grave marker found in the St. Paul’s (Artz) Church Cemetery, Sacramento, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, for Wandal Miller, who served in the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, presented somewhat of a challenge to research due to his common surname.  Wandal, who was more commonly found as Wendall Miller (or as he was located […]

The Kauffman Brothers of Minersville

| October 15, 2014

Two brothers, Jonas Harrison Kauffman (1840-1930) and Luther Samuel Kauffman (1846-1938), both associated with Minersville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, saw service in the Civil War and following the war had successful professional careers, the older brother as a physician and the younger brother as an attorney.  Jonas H. Kauffman has also been named in two sources […]

Benneville Hoyer – Lost Leg at Battle of Antietam

| May 20, 2014

Benneville Hoyer (1844-1906) is buried at Peace Cemetery, Berrysburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  During the Civil War he served in the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private. He is also found in the records as Benwill and Benwell. His enrollment occurred on 24 February 1862 at Schuylkill County, and he was mustered into service […]

Obituary of George S. Klinger from West Schuylkill Herald

| October 15, 2013

The obituary of George S. Klinger appeared in the West Schuylkill Herald, 9 February 1906, and included a summary of his military record: George S. Klinger On Wednesday noon 31 January 1906, George S. Klinger one of Gratz’s highly honored citizens and one of our country’s defenders departed this life and was mustered into eternity.  […]