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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 […]

Henry A. Martz – Lifelong Railroad Man, Served in 127th Pennsylvania Infantry

| February 3, 2017

Henry A. Martz was born 11 December 1831 in Elizabethville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, the son of Daniel Martz (1810-1844) and Hannah [Buffington] Martz (1812-1897). His name appears on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a Private who joined the Heilner Post after its organization. The obituary of Henry A. Martz appeared in the Lykens Standard, 12 […]

Edward B. Martz – 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry

| February 1, 2017

Edward B. Martz was born on 23 July 1843, the son of Charles F. Martz (1817-1880) and Elizabeth Ann [Haas] Martz (1821-1849). On 20 September 1861, Edward Martz enrolled at Lykens Borough in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, and on 7 October 1861, he was mustered into service as a Private.  At the time, […]

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 […]