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Lydia McColly Snyder – Widow of James Snyder

| September 21, 2013

Lydia [McColly} Snyder was the widow of Civil War soldier James Snyder (1830-1903) who served in the 210th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Private.  Lydia was born on 23 June 1834, the daughter of Robert McColly (or McCully) and Anna Catharine [Lubold] McColly.  Lydia’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth [Buffington] Lubold, the daughter of Revolutionary […]

Additions to Veterans’ List – W, Y and Z

| June 14, 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 […]

John Botdorf of Herndon – Killed at Po River, Virginia

| May 7, 2013

The Widow Mary Botdorf, living in Jackson Township (Herndon Post Office), Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, reported to the 1890 Census that her husband John Botdorf had served in the 136th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, as a Private, from 7 August 1862 through his discharge on 29 May 1863 (nine months and 22 days), that he was […]