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Lykens Valley Pastor Was Ku Klux Klan Leader

| June 8, 2017

A Lykens Valley pastor was a known leader of the Ku Klux Klan.  He served several churches in the valley, and not only promoted the K. K. K. outside his role of ministering to his congregations, but included K. K. K. activities within the worship services he conducted. This post is a continuation of the […]

Daniel B. Oberholzer – Artist of Elizabethville & Carpenter of Millersburg

| March 15, 2017

The name Daniel Oberholtzer appears on the plaque on the Millersburg Soldier Monument, Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  In researching him, several surprising facts were uncovered. According to information found on Ancestry.com and elsewhere, Daniel Oberholtzer (or Daniel Oberholzer is he is sometimes found in the records), was born on 2 June 1838 in Pennsylvania, the […]

Harry M. Kieffer’s Recollections – Johnny Comes Marching Home

| February 13, 2017

Today’s post features Chapter 26, the final chapter of Recollections of a Drummer Boy. Previously on this blog, a brief sketch was presented on the Rev. Dr. Henry M. Kieffer, a Civil War veteran who was not included on the Millersburg Soldier Monument.  In that sketch, it was noted that Rev. Dr. Kieffer was enumerated […]

Harry M. Kieffer’s Recollections – Camp Curtin

| February 10, 2017

Today’s post features Chapter 2 of Recollections of a Drummer Boy. Previously on this blog, a brief sketch was presented on the Rev. Dr. Henry M. Kieffer, a Civil War veteran who was not included on the Millersburg Soldier Monument.  In that sketch, it was noted that Rev. Dr. Kieffer was enumerated in the 1860 […]

Harry M. Kieffer’s Recollections – Deciding to Go to War

| February 8, 2017

Today’s post features Chapter 1 of Recollections of a Drummer Boy. Previously on this blog, a brief sketch was presented on the Rev. Dr. Henry M. Kieffer, a Civil War veteran who was not included on the Millersburg Soldier Monument.  In that sketch, it was noted that Rev. Dr. Kieffer was enumerated in the 1860 […]