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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.  […]

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 […]

Alfred H. Chubb – 208th Pennsylvania Infanry

| March 16, 2013

Alfred H. Chubb (1844-1903), a veteran of the Civil War, is buried at Long’s Cemetery, Halifax, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. During the war, Alfred served in the 208th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D. as a Private.  He was mustered into service on 7 September 1864 and served until his discharge on 1 June 1865.  The official description […]

William H. Lebo – Carpenter and Farmer

| November 28, 2012

William H. Lebo (1841-1916) was a Civil War veteran from the Lykens Valley area who served in the 210th Pennsylvania Infantry in 1864 and 1865. The following information is from Captain Enders Legion, a book that was previously reviewed here on this blog and currently still available from the Enders Family Association: William H. Lebo […]

Children of Daniel Riegle, Dauphin County Commissioner (Part 1 of 2)

| June 20, 2012

In the post yesterday, the origins of the Riegel family in Pennsylvania were noted, with the first settlers of this name in the Lykens Valley being Andreas Riegel (1750-1815) and his sons, who came to the valley from Berks County, Pennsylvania.  Andreas and his wife Catherine [Hoffman] Riegle (1751-1819) are believed to be buried in […]