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Robert McClelland, Miner of Tremont – Died at Beaufort, South Carolina, 1862

| January 20, 2017

On 19 August 1861, Robert McClelland, age 32, enrolled in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, at Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  At the time, he was a coal miner whose residence was Tremont.  Other sources note that he was married and had five living children when he enrolled, the youngest, Eleanor McClelland, just born less […]

Isaac E. Marks – Merchant of Tremont

| November 18, 2016

The Harrisburg Daily Independent, 17 February 1905, printed a brief notice of the death of Isaac E. Marks of Tremont: —Isaac Marks, a prominent Tremont, Schuylkill County, citizen and retired merchant, is dead of pneumonia at his home, aged 62 years.  He was a veteran of the civil war. As shown by the Pennsylvania Veterans’ […]

John Maguire – From Slate Picker to Mine Superintendent – Lived in Tremont

| November 11, 2016

The Philadelphia Inquirer of 13 March 1912 reported the death of John Maguire, a former mine superintendent: John Maguire Claimed by Death Special to the Inquirer POTTSVILLE, Pennsylvania, 12 March 1912 — John Maguire, of this city, died last night.  He was a Civil War veteran, having served in the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry and took […]

Who Was Jane McGuire, Widow of Tremont?

| November 9, 2016

The 1890 Veterans’ Census for Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (shown above), indicates that a Jane McGuire, a widow, lived at that place.  She reported that her deceased husband, Thomas McGuire (or Thomas Maguire), was a Civil War veteran , Private of the 39th Pennsylvania Infantry (Emergency of 1863), Company D. An index card was located […]

George A. Kreis – Cavalryman & Chief Burgess of Tremont

| September 26, 2016

The funeral of George A. Kreis was reported in the Pottsville Republican on 28 February 1901: The funeral of George Kreis who died at his home in Tremont on Sunday night will take place tomorrow afternoon. The deceased was 59 years of age and well known Democratic circles throughout the county. He was a veteran […]