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Moses Neyer – Another Missing Millersburg Civil War Veteran

| April 24, 2017

Moses Neyer is missing, i.e., his name in missing from the tablet on the Millersburg Soldier Monument which recognizes Civil War soldiers from that community and the surrounding area of Upper Paxton Township who honorably served in the war.   The photograph at the top of this post (from Findagrave) of his stone at the Oak […]

Nelson C. Meck – Charter Member of Millersburg G.A.R. Post

| April 3, 2017

Nelson C. Meck was born 24 March 1847 in Pennsylvania, the son of John Meck (1820-1886), a drayman, and Lydia Meck (a819-1887).  Both parents are buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. On 7 March 1865, Nelson Meck enrolled at Harrisburg in the 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry, the second Company K, and […]

Updated Information of John C. Miller of Lykens, Including Son’s Tragic Death

| March 31, 2017

Previously, on this blog, the death and funeral of John C. Miller were described. The above portion of the plaque on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument notes the name of 1st Sergeant John C. Miller as a Civil War veteran who was wounded during the war and joined the Heilner Post after its organization. The Pennsylvania […]

Daniel B. Oberholzer – Artist of Elizabethville & Carpenter of Millersburg

| March 15, 2017

The name Daniel Oberholtzer appears on the plaque on the Millersburg Soldier Monument, Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  In researching him, several surprising facts were uncovered. According to information found on Ancestry.com and elsewhere, Daniel Oberholtzer (or Daniel Oberholzer is he is sometimes found in the records), was born on 2 June 1838 in Pennsylvania, the […]

Harry M. Kieffer’s Recollections – Johnny Comes Marching Home

| February 13, 2017

Today’s post features Chapter 26, the final chapter of Recollections of a Drummer Boy. Previously on this blog, a brief sketch was presented on the Rev. Dr. Henry M. Kieffer, a Civil War veteran who was not included on the Millersburg Soldier Monument.  In that sketch, it was noted that Rev. Dr. Kieffer was enumerated […]