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Was John Neubold a Civil War Veteran?

| November 7, 2014

A death notice for John Neubold of Millersburg appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot on 17 February, 1921: JOHN NEUBOLD, 83, DIES Millersburg, 16 February 1921 — John Neubold died at his home on Tuesday from a complication of diseases.  Mr. Neubold was 83 years old and was a native of Germany.   The funeral arrangement […]

The Groff Brothers? – Valentine, Hiram & William

| November 4, 2014

Previously here on this blog there was a discussion of whether Israel M. Groff and three others who could be his sons were all Civil War veterans. One of the things that complicated the research was that two men were identified as Israel M. Groff, one of whom was a doctor. The graves of both […]

Jacob Herbert Rowe – Insurance Agent at Millersburg

| October 17, 2014

The “J. H. Rowe” whose name appears on the Millersburg Soldier Monument, was Jacob Herbert Rowe, born 25 April 1841 in Pennsylvania, the son of Jeremiah Rowe and Jane [Shower] Rowe, and died at Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, of senile dementia, on 21 June 1928.  He is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg.  At […]

Civil War Veteran Burials at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg (Part 1)

| October 6, 2014

This post features the grave markers of five Civil War veterans of Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, all of whom have been previously profiled here on this blog.  In the previous posts, the grave marker photos were not included. Direct links are provided to the biographical posts (click on post title). Fred R. Gilbert, Merchant Tailor […]

Some Basic Facts about the Civil War and Williamstown

| August 25, 2014

How many men from Williamstown and Williams Township were Civil War veterans? One of the difficulties in answering this question can be illustrated by three historical maps of Williamstown and Williams Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The 1858 Map The 1858 map of Wiconisco Township shows the area presently known as Williamstown and Williams Township as […]