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Two Men Named George Hinkle

| April 19, 2016

Two men named George Hinkle, both associated with the Lykens Valley area of Pennsylvania, saw Civil War service.  They can be differentiated by their middle initial and regiment/company of service.  It does not appear that they are closely related, although additional research could prove otherwise. George W. Hinkle (1843-1878) George W. Hinkle is buried at […]

The Oak Hill Cemetery List of Millersburg Civil War Veterans

| February 11, 2014

A newly-discovered list of supposed Civil War veterans who are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Millersburg is featured in this post.  This one-page list has 114 names, many of which are not included on the Millersburg Soldier Monument. There is no indication on the list itself as to the compiler. However, the single page […]

Additions to Veterans’ List – I & J

| June 1, 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.  […]

Funerals Conducted by Rev. O. E. Pflueger, 1889-1902

| April 17, 2013

Rev. O. E. Pflueger was the Lutheran pastor of the Lykens Valley Charge from 1889 to 1902.  The charge at first consisted of five congregations in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania:  Simeon’s Lutheran Church in Gratz; St. John’s Lutheran Church (also known as the Hill Church) in Mifflin Township, near Berrysburg; Salem Lutheran Church, Elizabethville; Zion Lutheran […]

Daniel Y. Lenker – Tailor and Distiller

| September 6, 2012

Daniel Y. Lenker (1841-1900).  Today’s post presents another of the biographical sketches from the volume, Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, published in 1896 by J. M. Runk and Company, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Daniel Y. Lenker, distiller, was born in Lower Mahanoy Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, 17 October 1871.  He is a son of Nicholas Lenker […]