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Jacob Weidel – Coal Miner

| October 21, 2011

Jacob Weidel (1831-1901) was a coal miner for most of his life.  According to his obituary which was found in the Lykens Standard of 4 October 1901, he was also a Civil War veteran: When Abraham Lincoln called for 100,000 men on 4 August 1862 for nine months to defend the flag and the union, […]

Gratz During the Civil War – Rudolph Dornheim Properties

| September 22, 2011

The house on Lots #93 and #95 at the most western end of Gratz was one of the newest houses in Gratz at the time of the Civil War. One of the first owners of the property was William Weidel, a potter.  He and his brother George Weidel (1784-1856) , also a potter, were early […]

Calvary United Methodist Church and Cemetery, Wiconisco (Part 4 of 6)

| August 18, 2011

Civil War veteran burials in the Calvary United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wiconisco, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, are continued today. —————————– Henry Zerby (1829-1922).  Also spelled Zerbe in the records.  There are two persons with the same name who served, so some of the records may be co-mingled.  It is believed that this Henry Zerby served in […]