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The Murder in Gratz During the Militia Encampment, 1856

| July 20, 2012

The above article describing the “fatal affair at Gratztown” appeared in the Philadelphia Public Ledger, 27 September 1856, described the death of George Hoffman Jr. at the annual military encampment at Gratz, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  A more extensive article appeared in a Schuylkill County publication, the Farmers and Miners Journal on the same date.  It […]

Death of Dr. Henry B. Buehler

| March 9, 2012

Death of Dr. H. B. Buehler LYKENS, 5 February 1904. — After an illness lasting almost two years, Dr. Henry B Buehler, one of Harrisburg’s best known citizens, died Monday evening at his residence, No. 227 North Second Street.  The direct cause of his death was dropsy born of the lingering illness that struck him […]

Gratz During the Civil War – Isaiah Schminky, Physician

| January 17, 2012

The house which stood on Lot #22, next to the Gratz National Bank, no longer exists.  Its last owner and occupant, Guy Snyder, is remember by a plaque and a gazebo which were placed there by the bank after it acquired the property.  During Civil War times, the owner of this lot and building was […]

Gratz During the Civil War – Dr. Andrew Maurer House

| July 21, 2011

This is the sixth in a series of posts on Gratz during the Civil War. The house on Lot #54 on the south side of Market Street was built sometime between 1820 and 1824, probably by John Coleman who was the original purchaser of this lot from Simon Gratz in 1818.  Coleman sold the lot […]