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Nathaniel Stutzman of Hegins – Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

| November 10, 2017

Nathaniel Stutzman, also known as Nathan Stutzman, was about 19 years old when he enrolled at Pottsville in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Private.  He was a shoemaker from Schuylkill County, and stood 5 foot 3 inches tall, had a florid complexion, dark hair and hazel eyes. The Pennsylvania Veterans’ File Card, […]

Sarah Klinger – Civil War Widow Bludgeoned to Death in 1906 (Part 1)

| September 14, 2016

Through the pages of newspapers of the time, this horrendous murder story will be told.  Sarah Ann [Reed] Klinger, a widow of a Civil War veteran and a pensioner, was brutally murdered in her home near Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, on 21 November 1906. Jacob Klinger was born on 3 April 1843 in Lower Mahantongo […]