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Frederick Ruben or Reuben Frederick? Valley View Veteran.

| June 30, 2017

In the 1890 Veterans’ Census of Weishample, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, a Ruben Frederick was enumerated as a solider who served in the 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company I, as a Private.  In compiling the original list of veterans from the Lykens Valley area, this veteran was incorrectly identified as Frederick Ruben.  Of course this posed some […]

Additions to Veterans’ List – T, U, and V

| June 12, 2013

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project was last updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of posts continuing intermittently until concluding in mid-June, a brief sketch of each of the new names added since then will be presented.  […]

Descendants of Alexander Klinger, Immigrant

| June 27, 2011

The table above shows the genealogical relationships of those Klinger veterans who were descendants of Alexander Klinger (1726-1802).  The Civil War soldiers are noted in light blue.  The brother of Alexander Klinger (1726-1802) was Johann Philip Klinger (1723-1811) and his Civil War descendants were noted in two previous posts.  See:  The Descendants of Johann Peter […]

Dietrich Family in the Civil War

| January 23, 2011

In yesterday’s post, two immigrant ancestors of Dietrich‘s from the Lykens Valley area were presented.  The information on those immigrant ancestors was printed in Our Dietrich Lines, a genealogy by William Dietrich, a direct descendant of both Dietrich immigrants, Michael Dietrich and Lenhart Dietrich.  It was also pointed out that there was no ancestral connection […]

Pennsylvania African-American War Monument

| January 7, 2011

Along the Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, just across from the Franklin Institute on 20th Street, is the monument erected by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to honor her “Colored Soldiers.” The monument plaque reads: To commemorate the heroism and sacrifice of all colored soldiers who served in the various wars engaged in by the United States […]