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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 […]

Lydia McColly Snyder – Widow of James Snyder

| September 21, 2013

Lydia [McColly} Snyder was the widow of Civil War soldier James Snyder (1830-1903) who served in the 210th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Private.  Lydia was born on 23 June 1834, the daughter of Robert McColly (or McCully) and Anna Catharine [Lubold] McColly.  Lydia’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth [Buffington] Lubold, the daughter of Revolutionary […]

Jacob B. Lehman Gives Soldier Coat to Purchase Church Building Materials

| July 26, 2013

Jacob B. Lehman was born in Mifflin Township, Dauphin County, Pennsyvlania, 15 November 1822 and died in Lykens, Dauphin County, on 9 September 1892.  He is buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Lykens. A “Memorial” to him was located in the records of the Evangelical United Brethren Church of Lykens.  In the “Memorial” it is […]

Additions to Veterans’ List – R

| June 10, 2013

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project was last updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of posts continuing intermittently until concluding in mid-June, a brief sketch of each of the new names added since then will be presented.  […]

Additions to Veterans’ List – N, O, P. & Q

| June 8, 2013

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project was last updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of posts continuing intermittently until concluding in mid-June, a brief sketch of each of the new names added since then will be presented.  […]