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Gratz During the Civil War – Hartman & Keiter Property

| October 18, 2011

During the Civil War, this property known as Lot #39, had three different owners.  In 1858, it was purchased by Solomon Laudenslager (1802-1885) who owned it until 1862 when it was purchased by Simon Hartman (1823-1886).  Hartman sold it in 1863 to Philip Keiter who retained it through the remainder of the war to 1869 […]

Gratz During the Civil War – Rebecca Alspach Buffington House

| September 6, 2011

This is the tenth in a series of posts on Gratz during the Civil War. The original house on Lot #66 on the south side of Market Street was built before 1838.  In 1838, a property transaction was made whereupon Conrad Schreffler, a blue dyer, who had been in Gratz for about 20 years, obtained […]