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Capt. Jacob F. Hoffman – Merchant

| November 26, 2013

Capt. Jacob F. Hoffman was the brother of Medal of Honor recipient Thomas W. Hoffman.  He was born in Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania on 25 December 1841, and was one of six Hoffman brothers who served in the Civil War.  For a time, he was a merchant in Pillow and Berrysburg in Dauphin County.  […]

John B. Gise – 210th Pennsylvania Infantry

| November 14, 2013

The obituary of John B. Gise was recently located the Elizabethville Echo, 16 Dec 1915: WAR VETERANS DEATH AT GRATZ John B. Gise, who had been declining in health for several years died at home 11 December (Saturday) age 75 years, 7 months, 2 days.  He was confined to his bed for two weeks.  He […]

Jonas Hoffman – Veteran of Civil War and Descendant of Pioneer Family

| November 12, 2013

Jonas Hoffman enlisted in the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry at Harrisburg on 7 March 1865 and was mustered into the 2nd Company G, two days later, 9 March 1965.  Previously some of the wartime activities of this 2nd Company G, 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, were noted here.  See:  The Second Company G of the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry.  […]

Aged Widow of One-Day Civil War Veteran Died in Gratz in 1940

| October 29, 2013

The aged widow of Charles A. Coleman, Lydia Matilda Coleman, died in Gratz, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 14 January 1940.  Charles A. Coleman reported in Harrisburg to mustered into service in the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, on 2 November 1862, and was discharged the same day on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability.  There is no […]

Wilhelm Weaver of the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry

| October 20, 2013

Finding the obituary of the William Weaver or Wilhelm Weaver who served in the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry has helped clarify some information about him.  The obituary appeared in the West Schuylkill Herald on 4 March 1910: WILHELM WEAVER A funeral cortege passed through town on Saturday forenoon bearing the remains of an old soldier to […]