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Aaron Ossman of Hegins – Spoke Out for Pension Rights

| May 8, 2017

Aaron Ossman was born on 8 December 1838 in Valley View, Hegins Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, the son of Philip Ossman (1796-1866) and Barbara [Friedlein] Ossman (1794-1860). In 1860, Aaron was living with his parents in Hegins Township, where at age 22, he was working as a carpenter.  At the time he enlisted in Civil […]

Moses Neyer – Another Missing Millersburg Civil War Veteran

| April 24, 2017

Moses Neyer is missing, i.e., his name in missing from the tablet on the Millersburg Soldier Monument which recognizes Civil War soldiers from that community and the surrounding area of Upper Paxton Township who honorably served in the war.   The photograph at the top of this post (from Findagrave) of his stone at the Oak […]

Daniel McManaman – 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry – Named on Lykens G.A.R. Monument

| March 17, 2017

Daniel McManaman is named on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a veteran of the Civil War who served as a Private and who was a member of the Heilner Post, joining after its organization. One difficulty in finding him in the records is that his surname is found with many different spellings, including McManamy, McMeneman, […]

Samuel Miller, Emergency Man & the Fire That Destroyed His General Store

| March 1, 2017

Samuel Miller‘s name appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a man who served in the Civil War at the rank of Sergeant, but was not a member of the Heilner Post at that place. Samuel Miller was born in 1833 in Pennsylvania. During the Civil War, he served in the 26th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency […]

Jonathan Miller – Recognized on Tower City Memorial

| December 21, 2016

Previously, on 9 February 2013, Jonathan Miller was profiled as art of a blog post on Civil War burials at the St. Paul’s Cemetery, Tower City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania: Very little is known about Jonathan Miller (c. 1824-1890) except that he served in the 39th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1863), Company H, as a Private, from […]