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Cornelius A. Hochlander – Emergency Man from Wiconisco

| April 14, 2016

Cornelius A. Hochlander is named on the Lykens G.A.R. Memorial as a Private who joined the Heilner Post in Lykens after it was organized. Hochlander, who is sometimes found in the records as Hocklander, was born in November 1844, the son of George Hochlander, a shoemaker, and Mary Adaline Hochlander.  The family is found in […]

Charles Henning – Crushed to Death in 1906

| March 30, 2016

From the Philadelphia Inquirer, 20 February 1906: CARS CRUSH SHANTY:  KILL WAR VETERAN Special to the Inquirer SHAMOKIN, Pennsylvania, 19 February 1906 — While sitting in a shanty near the Reading Railway, near here, to-day, Charles Henning, an aged war veteran and well known local resident, met a horible death. Two freight cars left the […]

Adam Hand – Tower City Area Veteran Moved to Illinois

| February 12, 2016

One piece of information, a picture of a grave marker, has led to the solving of a mystery about a name found on the Tower City Veterans’ Memorial.  As a result of finding the picture, much more is now known about Adam Hand, a Civil War veteran from the Tower City area. In a 28 […]

Update on Inglis V. Fairbain of Tower City

| February 1, 2016

On 13 November 2015, Who was Inglis V. Fairbain of Tower City? was presented in a blog post here.  Within a few days, a comprehensive summary was received from Debby Rudy, a regular research contributor who lives in the Lykens Valley area.  Her response answers many of the questions asked in the first blog post, […]

Rev. Uriah Gambler – Served Churches in Elizabethville, Berrysburg & Tower City

| December 20, 2015

Originally, the name of Uriah Gambler was added to the Civil War Project as a result of his name being found in the Berrysburg, Dauphin County, Veterans’ Census of 1890.  After researching him further and his grave and obituary located, it was found that he was born in Berks County, that he was a United […]