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Jonas Swab – Elizabethville Hometown Hero

| October 18, 2017

The above banner is part of the Hometown Heroes Banner Program to honor veterans of all wars at Elizabethville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Although there were hundreds of men who served in the Civil War from the Elizabethville area, Jonas Swab was the only Civil War veteran so honored with a banner. Prior posts on this […]

Did Martin Troutman Who Deserted in 1863 Die in the War?

| October 6, 2017

The file card from the Pennsylvania Archives (shown above) notes that a Martin Troutman, age 22 (born about 1841) enrolled in the 26th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1863), Company D, as a Corporal, at Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, on 15 June 1863, was mustered into service on 18 June 1863 at Harrisburg, and then deserted […]

Obituary of Joseph R. Shuler – 192nd Pennsylvania Infantry

| September 15, 2017

Joseph Ritner Shuler was born on 28 July 1837 and died on 23 September 1910, in Liverpool, Perry County, Pennsyvlania.  He has a connection to Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in that he lived and worked there according to the 1880, 1890, and 1900 censuses.  Because of that connection, he is named on the Lykens G.A.R. […]

Obituary of Emanuel Stoneroad

| September 8, 2017

Emanuel Stoneroad, whose name appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument, died in 1917 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, and his obituary appeared in the Reading Times, 25 June 1917: 4 GENERATIONS SURVIVE HIM Many Descendants Left by Emanuel Stoneroad, Dead at 88 Survived by one daughter, nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, Emanuel Stoneroad, […]

Obituary of Daniel A. Shultz

| August 30, 2017

Daniel A. Shultz died on 30 December 1925 in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, and was buried at the I.O.O.F Cemetery, Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  His grave marker is pictured above.  Daniel A. Shultz is recognized on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a member of the Heilner Post who joined after its organization.  However, on the […]