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Union Cemetery, Pillow (Part 2)

| June 1, 2012

Although Pillow is located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, the Pillow Union Cemetery is actually located on the north side of the Mahantongo Creek, which places it in Jordan Township, Northumberland County.  To locate the cemetery, head east on Market Street from the central square of Pillow, cross the small bridge for the Mahantongo Creek, and […]

Death of Daniel Harman

| April 1, 2012

DANIEL HARMAN LYKENS, 13 May 1904 — Daniel Harman of Lykens Township, died of cancer of the stomach on the 4th inst. and was buried at Hoffman’s Church on the 7th, aged 6 years, 8 months and 5 days.  The deceased was born in Jordan Township, Northumberland County, and was left fatherless in infancy.  At […]

Death of Samuel S. Matter

| March 11, 2012

DEATHS SAMUEL S. MATTER LYKENS, 20 November 1903. — Samuel S. Matter, an old resident of this place, was found dead in a back kitchen at his residence on Main Street, about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.  Mr. Matter, who was employed at Short Mountain Breaker, returned home from work shortly after five o’clock and entered the […]

Gratz During the Civil War – William H. Yohe, Carpenter

| January 21, 2012

The two original lots here, #2 and #4, may have been the first lots sold by Simon Gratz when a transaction was made in 1811.  The first owner was John Orndorff who was believed to be the first doctor to live in Gratz.  Ordorff had a difficult time in that he lost the property, had […]

Honorable Discharges – 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I – Part 7

| December 3, 2011

Today, the blog post  again continues to feature members of the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, who served the full term of nine months and received honorable discharges on 5 August 1863.  The research results presented here are based on preliminary data gathering on each of the members of the company and searches for Pension […]