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What Was the Middle Name of John G. Keihner?

| August 29, 2014

The recent addition of Pennsylvania Death Certificates to Ancestry.com has helped to provide some new information about many of the men who served as Civil War soldiers.  In the case of John G. Keihner (1847-1909), a new middle name has been found.  Keihner, who was from Lykens Township, Dauphin County, moved into Gratz in 1886.  […]

The Brothers David Brown and Samuel E. Brown – Family Photos

| May 12, 2014

Previously, in a post entitled David Brown – 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, two photos of David Brown of Pillow, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, were presented.  Now, another photograph has come to light which shows David Brown (1837-1902) later in life with his four grown children: David Brown is seated in center, between his son John Adam Brown […]

Another Biographical Sketch of Dr. Andrew J. Pontius

| February 2, 2014

Andrew Jackson Pontius, who is named on the Millersburg Soldier Monument, was first featured here on this blog with a biographical sketch on 19 April 2012.  That previous sketch was from the book, A Celebration of Millersburg’s Bicentennial. The following biographical information is adapted from A Comprehensive History of the Town of Gratz Pennsylvania, published […]

Capt. Jacob F. Hoffman – Merchant

| November 26, 2013

Capt. Jacob F. Hoffman was the brother of Medal of Honor recipient Thomas W. Hoffman.  He was born in Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania on 25 December 1841, and was one of six Hoffman brothers who served in the Civil War.  For a time, he was a merchant in Pillow and Berrysburg in Dauphin County.  […]

Cornelius Martz – Died of Consumption – Honored on Lykens and Millersburg Monuments

| October 18, 2013

Some additional information about Cornelius Martz has been located.  Cornelius died young, at the age of 36, of a condition resulting from his service in the Civil War. The obituary of Cornelius C. Martz was located in the Millersburg Herald, 30 December 1881: Cornelius Martz Cornelius Martz, son of Charles Martz, died on Monday of […]