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Who Was John Lebo?

| July 20, 2014

Because there were possibly six Pennsylvanian who served in the Civil War who had the name “John  Lebo,” at least two of whom were from the geographical area of this Civil War Research Project, this post intends to summarize some of the known information about the two and present some information about the other four. […]

Jacob & Jonas Walborn – Sons of Christian & Judith Walborn

| June 16, 2014

Two sons of Christian Walborn (1802-1871) and Judith [Hartman] Walborn (1804-1853) of Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, have been confirmed as Civil War soldiers:  Jacob Walborn (1839-1915) was a member of the 78th Pennsylvania Infantry; and Jonas Walborn (1840-1912) was a member of the 99th Pennsylvania Infantry.  In addition, there is a possibility that a […]

Obituary of Joseph W. Knouff

| May 26, 2014

The following obituary of Joseph W. Knouff appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot on 15 April 1902. ENDERS Special to the Patriot Enders, 14 April 1902 — Joseph W. Knouff, who has been critically ill for the last four weeks, died on Thursday night and was buried in Fair Cemetery on Sunday.  Revs. J. E. Francis […]

The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – Photographs 138 – 144 and Path

| May 3, 2014

Today’s post on the Shamokin Cemetery’s Soldiers’ Circle features seven graves in the second circle, fourth quadrant, beginning with photograph 138.  The photographs in this segment are numbered 138 through 144.  All of the stones in this section are sequenced in the order of the death of the veteran.  For each of the veterans, the […]

Obituary of William W. Wallace of Lykens and Wiconisco

| December 14, 2013

The obituary of William W. Wallace appeared in the Lykens Standard on 23 October 1914: William Wallace, a Civil War veteran, died at the home of his son William Wallace in Wiconisco on Tuesday, of a general breaking up of the system due to old age.  He is survived by nine children, viz: Clara Wallace […]