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Jacob Weidel – Coal Miner

| October 21, 2011

Jacob Weidel (1831-1901) was a coal miner for most of his life.  According to his obituary which was found in the Lykens Standard of 4 October 1901, he was also a Civil War veteran: When Abraham Lincoln called for 100,000 men on 4 August 1862 for nine months to defend the flag and the union, […]