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Jonathan J. Hoke – Shoemaker of Elizabethville

| October 22, 2014

The shoemaker, Jonathan J. Hoke (1825-1903) is buried at Matter’s Church Cemetery, Elizabethville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  At his grave, there is a G.A.R. star-flag holder.  The photograph (above) is linked to the Findagrave Memorial for Jonathan J. Hoke.  In a recent visit to the Matter’s Church Cemetery, a photograph was taken for the Civil War […]

Benneville Hoyer – Amputee Charged with Selling Liquor Without a License

| August 13, 2014

On 17 January 1891, it was reported in the Harrisburg Patriot that “the grand jury [Dauphin County, Pennsylvania] returned the following true bills….  Benneville Hoyer selling liquor without a license….  These bills were ignored…. Benneville Hoyer, selling liquor to minors.”  What was not stated in the article was that Benneville Hoyer was a Civil War […]

Christian Zimmerman – 210th Pennsylvania Infantry

| June 23, 2014

Christian Zimmerman was born 17 September 1820 and died 25 April 1907.  During the Civil War he served in the 210th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Private, from 7 September 1864 thorough discharge with his company on 30 May 1865.  In April 1865, he received a bullet wound in his left arm. The Pennsylvania […]

Obituary of Joseph W. Knouff

| May 26, 2014

The following obituary of Joseph W. Knouff appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot on 15 April 1902. ENDERS Special to the Patriot Enders, 14 April 1902 — Joseph W. Knouff, who has been critically ill for the last four weeks, died on Thursday night and was buried in Fair Cemetery on Sunday.  Revs. J. E. Francis […]

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 […]