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Report on the Ku Klux Klan Demonstration at Millersburg, 1927

| January 17, 2018

Although no actual attendance count was given, a news report praised the Ku Klux Klan demonstration that was held in Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in late June 1927.  The anti-immigrant stance of the Klan was evident in the speech by a representative from the National Headquarters who decried the large number of immigrants who were […]

Massive Ku Klux Klan Rally in Millersburg, 1925

| December 28, 2017

On Saturday, 13 June 1925, the Ku Klux Klan planned for a celebration to be held at Millersburg‘s Park, Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  The article promoting the event was interesting in that it claimed the celebration would bring back the “old-time way” of celebrating the past.  The Klan also claimed the American flag as its […]

Aaron Weaver Buried at Killinger – Was He a Civil War Veteran?

| December 15, 2017

Aaron Weaver, who was born 30 October 1843, and who died on 18 July 1923, is buried at the Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Killinger, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  At his grave site, there is a G.A.R. Star-Flag Holder, which recognizes him as an honorably discharged veteran of the Civil War.  However, efforts to locate a good […]

Death of Daniel J. Toy, Charter Member Millersburg G.A.R.

| December 4, 2017

The Harrisburg Telegraph of 12 October 1900 reported the death of Daniel John Toy, a Civil War veteran: MILLERSBURG, 11 October 1900 — Mr. Daniel Toy died on Monday, at 3 o’clock.  The funeral on Thursday afternoon was in charge of the Rev. Isenberg, of the Reformed Church.  Mr. Toy was an old soldier.  A […]

John Townsend – Died from Injuries in Railroad Accident

| October 25, 2017

On 11 August 1894, the obituary of John Townsend appeared in the Harrisburg Telegraph: SUPERVISOR TOWNSEND IS DEAD He Was a Veteran Railroad Man and Good Citizen John Townsend, for twenty-seven years supervisor of the Summit Branch Railroad, died yesterday at his home in Wiconisco after an illness of several months, aged 65.  A wife […]