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Anton Haake – 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry – Not Recognized on Lykens Monument

| July 22, 2016

On 24 October 1864, Anthony “Anton” Haake, aged about 34, enrolled at Harrisburg in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company D, as a Private.  He was honorably discharged on 18 July 1865, and the record shows that he returned to his home in Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The return to Lykens is known because when he […]

Joseph Jeneskey – Another Lykens Soldier Not Regognized on G.A.R. Monument

| July 15, 2016

On 26 April 1861, Joseph Jeneskey answered the call to arms by enrolling at Lykens Borough in the 10th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F. as a Private.  At the time, he gave his residence as Lykens, his occupation as miner, and his age as 21 (born about 1840). In 1890, a Joseph Jenaskie appeared in Shamokin […]

Jacob Keener Jr. – Lykens Resident, Moved to Kansas

| July 13, 2016

Jacob Keener, son of Jacob Keener (1823-1902) and Barbara [Weltmer] Keener (1822-1901) enrolled in the 127th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, as a Private, in Harrisburg, on 7 August 1862.  He gave his age as 19, his occupation as farmer, and his residence as Lykens.  He is one of many Civil War veterans who at one […]

Isaac Koppenhaver – Hotel Proprietor of Millersburg

| July 11, 2016

  Isaac Koppenhaver (1849-1900) was a well-known businessman of Millersburg and was a Civil War veteran. The Harrisburg Telegraph of 26 September 1900, told of his funeral: Isaac Koppenhaver Buried Millersburg, 26 September 1900 — All that was mortal of the late Isaac Koppenhaver – genial “Koppy” to a thousand friends – was laid to […]

John Kerstetter – Died of Disease in Tennessee, 1864

| June 29, 2016

John Kerstetter was born 16 February 1839 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, the son of Michael Kerstetter, a farmer and laborer, and Elizabeth [Martz] Kerstetter.  The family lived in Coal Township in 1840, 1850, and 1860. On 30 September 1861, at Lykens, John enrolled in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, and was mustered into Company B as […]