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More Lykens Valley Ku Klux Klan Events Needing Further Research

| January 26, 2018

Today’s post presents some events involving the Ku Klux Klan that were reported in the Lykens Standard.  Each event needs further research. The above photograph was published in the Lykens Standard on 31 July 1925 along with three other photographs of the funeral of James Spangler, all showing hooded Klansmen marching in Lykens Borough in […]

Martin Koppenhaver – Was He a Civil War Veteran & Did He Have Two Families?

| September 2, 2015

At the St. Paul’s (Artz) Cemetery in Sacramento, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, the tombstone of Martin Koppenhaver (1829-1900) has a G.A.R. star and flag holder indicating that he served in the Civil War.  However, to date no military or pension record of Civil War service has been found for him. Next to the stone of Martin […]

Aged Widow of One-Day Civil War Veteran Died in Gratz in 1940

| October 29, 2013

The aged widow of Charles A. Coleman, Lydia Matilda Coleman, died in Gratz, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 14 January 1940.  Charles A. Coleman reported in Harrisburg to mustered into service in the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, on 2 November 1862, and was discharged the same day on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability.  There is no […]