SUVCW-Camp502-2016 Memorial Service


 

15 May 2016, 2:00 PM - Memorial Service

Berlin IOOF Civil War Veterans (87)

BIG Thank You! to Cynthia Mason and Keith Petenbrink, and volunteers at Meyersdale Library.



1.       Private Emanuel Atcheson
Born Apr. 15, 1833 in Berlin, son of John W and Lydia Lape Atchison. Married Mary Jane Pile at Trinity Lutheran Church in Somerset one year after the war. They didn’t have children. He was a house carpenter.  He may have gone to Missouri before the war, as he is not to be found in the PA census for 1860.
He served as a Private in Co. D 3rd Missouri Cavalry for three years. He enlisted Feb. 20, 1862 - Discharged Feb. 20, 1865. He filed for   Invalid Pension in 1892. Mary Jane applied for Widow’s Pension following his death in 1898. He was 65 years of age.

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2.       Private William P. Atchison  (book memorial up front)
William was born 1840 in Berlin, Somerset Co. Pa, a son of John and Lavina Lape Atchison. Brother to Emanuel, and to Joseph B., as they share a tombstone. He is listed on the Soldiers Monument, Somerset Eyes - Dark; Hair - Sandy; Complexion - Light; Height - 5' 8"  Occupation at enrollment – Plasterer.
He enrolled Aug. 21, 1862 at age 22 in Berlin, Pa. by F. A. Edmunds as a Private in Co. F 142nd Regiment Pa. Infantry.  He mustered in Aug. 25, 1862 at Harrisburg, Pa. by Lieutenant Brayton, U. S. A.  He served from Aug. 25, 1862, and was severely wounded in the head and breast at Fredericksburg Dec. 13, 1862 while carrying the Colors in the battle of .Fredericksburg. He returned from hospital Apr. 27, 1863. He was in the battles of Wilderness and Spotsylvania where he was taken prisoner May 20, 1864. Captured while on picket line, appears he was unwell at the time. His mother applied for a pension after his death on Jan. 25, 1865 in Andersonville Prison, Georgia; Grave 12520; Also listed on Courthouse Monument, Somerset, Somerset Co. Pa. [Lists name as Achison] He was 25 years old.
Mentioned in Heffley's Civil War Diary page 15 [Lists wounds at Fredericksburg as dangerously in head and shoulder] and p 45

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2 b. Joseph B Atchison (same stone as brother, Private William P Atchison)  Also a brother to Emanuel Atchison
Joseph was born in 1 Jun 1842, the son of John and Lavina Lape Atchison. His death certificate proves that he was a brother to Emanual (1.) and Wm. P (2.) Height - 5' 5"; Hair - Light; Complexion - Fair; Eyes – Gray.   He was never married, and died in Braddock, PA., on Apr. 18, 1929 at 86 years of age. He was a laborer, and working as a coal miner in Berlin in 1880.  He enlisted 9 Aug. 1861 as a Private in Co. G, 54th Regiment of the PA Infantry.  He mustered in 18 Jan 1862 at Harrisburg, PA, and served Aug. 25, 1862 - July 15, 1865 -34 month 20 days. He was discharged Jan. 25, 1865 at expiration of term.  He applied for Invalid Pension on Sept. 18, 1866, for a gunshot wound in his left leg.
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3.       Private Henry J Baer
Henry was born Jan, 7, 1842, in Allegheny twp., son of John Ludwig and Susanna Hutzell Baer. Height - 5'6 1/2"; or 8 1/2"; Hair - Dark; Complexion - Fair; Eyes – Light. Henry was a brother of Ishmael, John J., Peter, J. and Solomon J. Baer. He married Barbara Weighley. They were farmers. Children: Hiram, Sevilla, Albert, Wilson Theophilus and Mary Susan Noyes, Grace, and Minnie.  He served as a Private in Co. D, 54th Regiment Pa. Infantry. He enrolled at age 19, and served Sept. 3, 1861 - July 15, 1865 - 46 month 12 days. He applied for Invalid Pension June 19, 1883, for problems with eyesight. Barbara applied for Widow’s Pension Jan. 13, 1921, after his death. He died Dec. 19, 1920 at age 79 in Berlin, Pa.

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 4.       Private John W Baker
John was born about 1844, a son of Joseph and Sarah Baker of Somerset. Height - 5' 8" He married Susan Hoffmeyer in 1870 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Somerset. Child: Edward J Baker (who is listed as Black on both 1900 census and on death certificate ??)( John and Susan are both listed as white)
He was drafted as a Private in Co. K, 171st INF on Nov 1, 1862 to July 9, 1863.
He re-enlisted Sept. 9, 1864 as a Private in Co. H, 211th Regiment Pa. Infantry Discharged June 2, 1865, serving 8 months and 23 days. He lived in Stoystown, Pa at the time of his enlistment.  He applied for Invalid Pension June 29, 1880 due to Rheumatism. Susan applied for Widow’s Pension after his death on Sept. 5, 1896. He was aged  52.  Discrepancies on his record, due to so many by the same name.  Wife applied on the 211th, but burial card cites the 171st.
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5.       Sgt. Joseph Baldwin
Born Oct 16, 1829 in Brothersvalley twp., probably the son of John and Catherine Baldwin of Berlin. His father died young. He married Lucinda Dickey. Children: Charles W, Edward B, Mary Belle Walker, William H, Lucinda, and Robert F. Baldwin.  He was a miller, and his sons worked with him in the mill.   He applied for Invalid Pension Dec. 4 1879 based on lost hearing in left ear. His wife applied for a Widow’s Pension after his death in 1905 at age 76. He enlisted Aug. 5, 1862 at age 31 in Somerset, Somerset Co. Pa. in Co. D, 133rd Regiment Pa. Infantry. He mustered in Aug. 14, 1862 as Corporal in Harrisburg, Pa. and was promoted to Sergeant Jan. 1 or 10, 1863. He mustered out May 26, 1863 with his company, serving Aug. 19, 1862 - May 19, 1863 - 9 months.
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6.       Private Daniel Miller Ball
Daniel was born Feb. 8, 1837, was born in Bedford County, Pa., to Elias and Elizabeth Miller Ball.  He married Sarah Imhoff who died in 1877, then Rebecca Heiner after Sarah’s death. Children: William E, died age 6, in Bedford County, Katie, died age 2, Florence Mae Phetteplace.  He was a farmer.
He enlisted Aug. 22, 1862 at age 24 in Londonderry, Bedford County, as a Private in Co. F 138th Regiment Pa. Infantry. He mustered in Aug. 29, 1862 in Harrisburg, Pa. and was discharged May 26, 1865 by General Order He served Aug. 29, 1862 - June 23, 1865 - 33 month 24 days.  He was wounded at Monocacy, Maryland, July 9, 1864 and at Cold Harbor Oct. 19, 1864. He was treated at Satterlee U. S.A General Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. He applied for Invalid Pension July 24, 1866, due to the gunshot wound in the left hip, and piles. His widow, Rebecca applied for Widow’s Pension after his death.  He died Sept. 10, 1900 at age 62
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7.       Private John H Baughman 
John was born 1843.  He married Sarah Livengood after the war.  Children: Ada Snyder, Russel, Harvey, Elizabeth Maust, Milton, Lloyd, Harriet, and Charles Calvin.
He Enlisted Mar. 4, 1864 at age 22 in Cumberland, Md. as a Private in Co. I, 185th Regiment, 22nd PA Cavalry.
He mustered in for 1 year of service, and then transferred to Co. I, 3rd Prov. Cavalry. He served Feb. 4, 1864 - Oct. 31, 1865 - 20 month 27 days.  He applied for an Invalid Pension on Mar. 22, 1892 and again on Apr. 24, 1907. He outlived Sarah by 18 years, and was last living with his son Milton and family in Stoneycreek twp. He Died June 6, 1922 in Berlin, Pa. at the age of 79.
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  8.   Private Eli Beal
Eli was born June 16, 1828 in Somerset Co. Pa., son of Daniel and Elizabeth Beal.  He married Maria E Crosby, in May 1853. They had children Elmira, Sarah, and Millard. After Maria’s death in 1860, he married Elizabeth Groft.  Children to Elizabeth: Ellen, Calvin, Ida, Harry, William, Edward L, Samuel, Charles T, and Jesse Beal.  Eli enlisted Mar. 6, 1865 in Cumberland, Md. at age 37, as a Corporal in Co. D, 2nd Maryland Potomac Home Brigade Infantry. He mustered in Mar. 6, 1865 in Cumberland, Md. for 1 year and mustered out May 29, 1865 in Camp Bradford, Baltimore, Md. He served Mar. 6, 1865 - May 29, 1865 - 2 month 23 days
He was living in Frostburg, MD when he enlisted, and working as a laborer.  Height - 5' 8", Hair - Light, Complexion - Fair, Eyes – Blue. He applied for an Invalid Pension on Aug. 14, 1890. Elizabeth applied for a Widow’s Pension at his death on Mar. 16, 1896, at the age of 68.
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9.      
Private Peter Bearl 
Peter was born on Dec. 4, 1836. He married Mary E Baker in 1861.  He was a coal miner. Children: Elizabeth Ross. They “adopted” Matilda F Miller, who never married, according to Matilda’s death certificate.
He enrolled Oct. 29, 1862 as a Private in Co. A, 10th Pa. Infantry, mustering in at Harrisburg, for 3 years.He transferred to Co. I 191st Regiment Pa. Infantry June 1, 1864 and mustered out with company June 28, 1865,
serving Oct. 29, 1862 - June 28, 1865 - 31 month 29 days. He applied for Invalid Pension on May 8, 1879, for Heart Disease and Rheumatism. Mary applied for a Widow’s Pension after his death on Sept. 25, 1896, at age 60.  There is very little information available on Peter Bearl.
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10.    William Henry Bender
The Passing of The Last in Blue
Civil War Veteran Wm. H. Bender Died in Berlin Wed., Dec. 11th, 1940.

William Henry Bender, Berlin's grand old man and Somerset County's last surviving Civil War veteran, answered his last roll call Wednesday afternoon at 3:30, but to the end he showed the same fighting spirit as when he enlisted with the "Blue" 77 years ago. He died at his home on North Street, Berlin, after an illness of several months. He was 95. Mr. Bender was born March 15, 1845, in Zanesville, Ohio, a son of George W. and Mary (Lehman) Bender. December 15, 1885 the Bender family settled in Berlin after a long journey across the Allegheny mountains. His father was a carpenter by trade and Mr. Bender made this his life work until his retirement in 1925.

Enlisted in Cavalry

Several years after the arrival of the Bender family in Berlin, the great conflict between the north and south began and Mr. Bender enlisted April 24, 1863, in Company M., 21st Pennsylvania cavalry, later in Co. E. He was captured April 8, 1865, and was held as a prisoner two days. Mr. Bender met his first real test in the battle of Gettysburg. He also served at Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Fredericksburg, Popular Grove Church, Mrs. Peeble's farm, Bessette's Church, Stony-Station and the siege of Petersburg. Mr. Bender's greatest thrill came when he was sent as a dispatch rider to President Lincoln. The warm handshake and a gaze at the Great Emancipator was a never forgotten experience. After the war, Mr. Bender returned to Berlin, where he resumed carpentry. His carpentry work was given to the construction of many homes now standing in Berlin, in addition to the building of several churches in the community during the latter part of the century. Until 15 years ago he was quite active in the trade he followed.

Visited by Historians
Mr. Bender was a source of abundant historical material and was visited by historians from all over the county.
Mr. Bender attended all Memorial Day services until this year. Only in the spring did his condition weaken and the aged veteran suffered several relapses in recent months. He bore the colors of the last surviving veteran of the G.A.R. in the county and was a member of Mark Collins post of this organization. Surviving are the following sons and daughters: George W. Bender, Berlin; Mrs. Hilda May Long, of Berlin; Mrs. Euclid R. Groff, Berlin; Mrs. Minnie Watkins, Clover; John P. Bender, Cumberland, and Miss Anna Bender, at home. His wife, Mrs. Sara Rheumiser Bender, preceded him in death. B. Z. Stuck, official of Harry Fisher Post 445, the American Legion, requested that legion members attend a full military funeral for the veteran. Members of all veterans' organizations in the county are requested to appear at the Berlin municipal building Saturday afternoon at 1. Funeral services will be Saturday afternoon at 2 at the home, with the Rev. Dr. C. P. Bastin, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Berlin I.O.O.F. Cemetery, under the direction of J. N. Johnson and Sons, Berlin morticians. Source: Meyersdale Republican, December 12, 1940
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11. Private Josiah J Brandt

Josiah was born about 1825, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Brandt. He was a farmer. He married Louisa Hersh about 1859. Children: Henry Lincoln Brant 1860, J Wilson Brant 1863, Ellen Hentz 1866, Rosanna Brant 1868, Cora Brant 1871, Irwin Brant 1872, Joseph Brant 1874, Dillie Brant 1876, Obediah Burton Brant 1877, Sedacy Brant 1879, George Cesna Brant 1881, and Bessie Brant 1885.  He was drafted as a Private, in Co. G, 61st Regiment Pa. Infantry. He mustered in Sept. 26, 1864 at age 40 in Chambersburg, Pa. He was discharged June 20, 1865 by General Order. He served Oct. 1, 1864 - June 28, 1865 - 8 month 27 days. He applied for Invalid Pension on Apr. 19, 1890 based on complaints of Diarrhea, Rheumatism, Swelling of legs and feet. Louisa applied for a Widow’s Pension after his death in 1894, at the age of 69.

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12.   Corporal Samuel J Brant

Samuel was born Oct 21, 1841 in Allegheny township, near Wellersburg, the son of John and Elizabeth Miller 
Brant. He was a younger brother to Solomon. Married Lucinda E. Warr in 1867. Children: Henry, John, Rosie
Martz. He was a farmer. He was drafted first as a Corporal in Co. E, 171st Regiment Pa. Infantry. Mustered in
Nov. 2, 1862 and mustered out with company Aug. 7, 1863. He served Nov. 27, 1862 - Aug. 6, 1863 - 8 month
9 days. He enlisted as a Private in Co. G 2nd Maryland Potomac Home Brigade on Aug. 16, 1861 in Mount
Savage, MD, for 3 years. Company Muster Roll dated Dec. 31, 1861 lists him as absent without leave 7 days in
December. He applied for an Invalid Pension July 6, 1880, and complained of heart disease. Lucinda applied for
Widow’s Pension after his death on Nov 7, 1916 at the age of 75.
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13.      Private Solomon Brant
Born in Nov 14, 1835, in PA, son of John Brant and Betsy Miller Brant. He married Sarah Reiman. Children: Samuel E, Elizabeth V Foust, Cordilla Sarver, Annie, John W, Henry H, Benjamin B, and Wm W Brant. Height - 5' 7", Hair - Brown, Complexion - Fair, Eyes – Brown. Solomon enlisted Dec. 9, 1861, as a Private in Co. C 19th Regiment United States Infantry.  He was discharged Dec. 9, 1864 at Lookout Mountain, Tennessee by reason of expiration of term of service. He applied for Invalid Pension June 1, 1880 and Mar. 25, 1911. Sarah applied for Widow’s Pension after his death. He died Dec. 17, 1913 in a house fire near Garrett, Pa. at the age of 77.
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14.  Private William Abraham Brant

Born Sept. 4, 1829, the son of George and Elizabeth Deeter Brant, of Dividing Ridge. Father was born in 
Westmoreland County. Height - 5' 10"; Hair - Dark; Complexion - Fair; Eyes – Blue. He was a farmer. William
married Mary Rayman.  Children: Emma Gindlesperger, Zachariah, Caroline and Susan. William enrolled Mar.
12, 1864 at age 35 in Patterson Creek, Va. Private Co. G 54th Regiment Pa. Infantry. He also served with Co. B,
24th Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps. He was discharged Apr. 26, 1865 on Surgeon's Certificate. He served
Feb. 24, 1864 - July 15, 1865 - 16 month 21 days. William applied for  Invalid Pension on June 19, 1865.
Died June 21, 1906 at age 76 years
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15.    Private John Bridegum 

John was born Feb. 7, 1828 in Somerset Co. Pa. He married Elizabeth Critchfield. Child: Lydia, Calvin, Frank, 
Townsend, Samuel, and Jane Rebecca Deeter. Height - 5' 7 1/2", Hair - Brown, Complexion - Dark, Eyes – Grey  
John was a farmer. John enlisted Sept 24, 1864 at age 26 in Pittsburg, Pa as a Private Co. E 93rd Regiment Pa.
Infantry. He mustered in Sept. 26, 1864. He was discharged by Special Order, date unknown. He served Sept. 1,
1864 - June 27, 1865 - 9 month 26 days.  John applied for an Invalid Pension on Feb. 27, 1890. Elizabeth applied
for Widow’s Pension following John’s death on Dec. 13, 1905 in Fairhope.
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16. Private Mark Collins  The local GAR was named for this man!

Mark was born 1824, in London, England. He married Eleanor Brubaker. Child: Ann E, Rev. Benjamin B (a missionary), 
Frank, Mark A, Robert P, and Sarah Collins.  Height - 5' 10"; Hair - Brown; Complexion - Dark; Eyes – Brown.  He was a moulder.
Mark enrolled Sept. 17, 1861 as a Private in Co. B, 54th Regiment Pa. Infantry. Mustered in as Private at age 40. He was discharged 
Sept. 16, 1864, having served 46 month 12 days. Eleanor applied for Widow’s Pension following his death July 31, 1867, and
also applied for a Minor’s Pension for their children. He was 43 years old.
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17.    Private Lewis Cope

Ludwig “Lewis” Cope was born in 1819 in Hanover, Germany. He was married to Catherine before he immigrated to the US. 
Children: Jacob b. 1840, Catherine b. 1843, & Elizabeth b. 1847 in Germany.  After a gap of 9 years, Malinda Cope Sheets was
born in 1856 in PA. Lewis was drafted Oct. 24, 1862 at age 42 as a Private in Co. H, 171st Regiment Pa. Infantry. He mustered
in Nov. 1, 1862 in Harrisburg, and mustered out Aug. 8, 1863 with company.  He served Oct. 27, 1863 - Aug. 28, 1864 - 10 month
1 day. He died Aug. 23, 1889 - aged 70 years.
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18. Rev. Ephraim Dickey

Born July 4, 1848 in Berlin, son of David and Mary Brougher Dickey. He married Josephine McFarland Carnes after the war. They had one son, Charles E. He married Essie Clark after his first wife’s death in 1910.  Height - 5' 7"; Hair - Light; Complexion – Fair.  Occupation at enrollment -Farmer. He enlisted June 17, 1863 at New Centerville, Somerset Co. Pa. Private in Captain William M. Schrock's Co., after Oct. 2, 1863 1st Battalion Pa. Infantry Co. H. He re-enlisted as a Private Battery K 204th Regiment 5th Pa. Heavy Artillery Enrolled Aug. 29, 1864. Mustered in Sept. 1, 1864. He mustered out Jan. 8, 1864 in Harrisburg, Pa. Mustered out June 30, 1865 with battery at Camp Reynolds, Pittsburgh, Pa. He became a Lutheran Minister after the war. He served as minister is many charges throughout Western Pa, including Rockwood, Indiana and Westmoreland Counties. He applied for Invalid Pension Oct. 16, 1890.  Died Jan. 2, 1937 in Derry, Pa.Taken from the Jan. 6, 1937, DAILY NEWS, HUNTINGDON, PA., newspaper.

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19.  Private Charles S Dively 

Charles was born Dec. 25, 1837, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Farmer Dively of Berlin.  He was a blacksmith 
on Main St, Berlin in 1880.  He married Catherine Boucher in 1860.  Children: Harvey, Ellen Forney, Lucy Evel,
Jennie Knepper, Cora Grine, Rufus and Edgar.
Charles enrolled July 16, 1861 at age 23 in Allegheny Co. Pa., as a Private in Co. A, 39th Regiment 10th Pa. 
Reserves. He mustered in July 21, 1861 at Camp Wright and mustered out June 11, 1864 with company. He
served June 20, 1861 - June 11, 1864 - 35 month 21 days.
He applied for Invalid Pension on Mar. 31, 1879, based on complaints of Hernia.  Catherine applied for 
Widow’s Pension after his death, Apr. 28, 1897, at the age of 60.  
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20.    Private Herman Dively 

Herman (sometimes spelled Harman) was born 1845, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Farmer Dively, of Berlin.  
He was a brother to Charles, above. Herman married Nancy Mervine.  Children: Margaret J Walker, Charles C.,
Harry D., and Jesse May. Herman served as a substitute, mustering in Mar. 31, 1865 in Chambersburg, Pa.
Private Co. G 88th Regiment Pa. Infantry.  He Mustered out June 30, 1865 with company. He was discharged
June 30, 1865, serving Mar. 31, 1865 - June 30, 1865 - 3 month.  Nannie applied for Widow’s Pension after his
death on Oct. 14, 1896, at the age of 51.
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21.  Corporal John Parker Dively 

John was born in son of Samuel and Elizabeth Farmer Dively of Berlin. Eyes - Brown; Hair - Light; Complexion - Fair; 
Height - 5'11"  He was a blacksmith, like his older brother, Samuel.
He married Mary Ann Gray shortly after the war.
Children: Emma, Wallace Sydney, Minnie, Grace, and Charles Parker. Parker enrolled Aug. 20, 1862 at age 19 in Berlin,
Somerset Co. Pa. by F. A. Edmunds Sergeant Co. F 142nd Regiment Pa. He mustered in Aug. 25, 1862 at Harrisburg,
Pa. by Lieutenant Brayton, U. S. A. He served Sept. 2, 1862 - May 29, 1865 - 32 month 27 days. Promoted to Corporal
Nov. 27, 1863, then promoted to Sergeant Oct. 22, 1864. He mustered out with company. May 29, 1865 at Washington.
He was in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancelorsville, Gettysburg, wounded severely in the side; Wilderness, slightly
wounded; Spotsylvania, North Ann River, Bethesda Church, Petersburg, Welton Rail Road, Grove Church, Peebles Farm,
Raid to Bellefield, Hatches Run, Dabney's Mill, Plank Road, Five Forks and Lee's surrender.  He applied for an Invalid
Pension on Mar. 30, 1866, based on Rheumatism and gunshot in right hip. He’d been wounded at Gettysburg. He died in
1908, at age 65.
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12.    Private William S Diveley 

Born Jan. 2, 1832, son of Samuel and ? Wagaman Dively.  He married Roseanna Boyer in the 1850’s. 
Children: Jonathan Benjamin, Simon Wesley (died in IL), Aaron Henry, George A., Jonas C.
He enrolled Sept. 24, 1864 at age 32 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Private Co. E, 93rd Regiment Pa. Infantry. He mustered
in Sept. 24, 1864in Pittsburgh, Pa. and was discharged June 15, 1865 by General Order #155 extract A. of P. 1865. He served Sept. 15, 1864 - June 27, 1865 - 9 month 12 days. He applied for an Invalid Pension on May 12, 1879 and Mar. 6, 1907. He died July 31, 1920 in Allegheny township, at age 88.
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23.    Private Casper Esken  


Casper was born in 1830, in Germany, arriving in the US as age 5, the son of Phillip and Elizabeth Esken. He married first Margaret Johnson. Children: Lewis J, Martha J Knepper, Elizabeth B  He was employed as a moulder. After Margaret’s death in 1884, he remarried Ellen Grace Walker.  There were no children during the second marriage. He was drafted into Co G,  49th PA Infantry  Jun 12 1864- Feb 23, 1865, 8 months, 11 days.  He was shot in left knee.  Died 10 Jan 1913, at age 82. He applied for an Invalid Pension 8 Apr 1865, and his second wife Ellen applied for Widow’s Pension in 1913, after his death.

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24.    Private Tobias S Fisher


Tobias was born Oct. 15, 1840 in Berlin, Somerset Co. Pa., son of Henry and Anna Crosby Fisher.  He married Dora C Floto. Children:  Emma M., and Bessie B Fischer.  Eyes - Hazel; Hair - Dark; Complexion - Dark; Height - 5' 6."  He was a farmer. Tobias enlisted in as a Private in Company F, 142nd Regiment Pa. Infantry.  He mustered in Aug. 25, 1862 at Harrisburg, Pa. by Lieutenant Brayton, U. S. A. He was discharged June 6, 1865 by General Order at Annapolis, Md - Served Aug. 25, 1862 - May 29, 1865 - 33 month 4 days He was put in Guardhouse Sept. 24, 1862 for using smutty language to the Captain. He was drunk and ripped, swore and tore around until they tied him up. May 21, 1863 under arrest at the Provost. He was in battle of Wilderness, wounded at Laurel Ridge, taken prisoner at Welden R. R.  He was also missing after the battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862.  He was taken prisoner at Fredericksburg. He survivor of Salisbury, North Carolina prison Camp having been a prisoner from Aug. 21, 1864 to Mar. 2, 1865,  245 days. He applied for an Invalid Pension on Dec. 17, 1879, for Heart Disease. Tobias died Nov. 9, 1918, at the age of 78. He is mentioned inJacob Zorn Diary page 37, 129 and 180, and Heffley's Civil War Diary page 3, 15 and 50
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25.    Private August D Floto

Born Jan. 28, 1832 in Brunswick, Lower Saxony, Germany 
Married Rose Ann Zorn. Children: Wm H, Charles F, Eugene R, Rose Ann, Daniel A, Theodore A, Rebecca H.
Enrolled - Apr. 18, 1861 at age 29 in Somerset Co. Pa. Mustered in June 20, 1861 as Private in Camp Wilkins, 
Harrisburg, Pa. Sergeant Co. A 39th Regiment 10th Pa. Reserve. Promoted to Sergeant. Discharged May 5, 1863
for wounds received at Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862.  Wounded Dec. 23, 1862.
Height - 5' 8 1/2"; Hair - Light
Brown; Complexion - Fair; Eyes - Blue He applied for Invalid Pension Jan. 3, 1865.

He rec’d $8. per month. Roseann applied for Widow’s Pension after his death in 1900 at the age of 68 years. 

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26.    Private Charles A Floto                    

Charles was born Apr. 13, 1847 in Berlin, Somerset Co. Pa, the son of German immigrants Charles and Wilhelmine Floto. 
He married Ruth Ann Kerl. Children: Robert Herbert, Annie M, and Mary Ann Frasier, and Harry Wilson Floto.
Occupation at enrollment – Tobacconist; Eyes - Hazel; Hair - Light; Complexion - Fair; Height - 5' 6" He enlisted
Aug. 12, 1862 at age 17 in Berlin, Pa. by F. A. Edmunds as a Musician in Co. F, 142nd Regiment Pa. Infantry. He
mustered in Aug. 25, 1862 in Harrisburg and was discharged May 29, 1865 with regiment. Served 33 month 4 days,
and mustered out with his company.  In 1862 he ran away from home and enlisted. Due to his age he had to enroll
as a drummer, never struck a drum, but drew a gun which he carried throughout the war. He was not absent from his
regiment for a single day. He was probably the youngest regular soldier from Pennsylvania who served his full term
of enlistment. He was in the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancelorsville, after which he was a musician and in time
of action did good service with the wounded.  May 19, 1863 he is to be charged for knapsack because he lost his on the
last march. He applied for anInvalid Pension  Jan. 28, 1882 and Apr. 14, 1909. Ruth Ann applied for a Widow’s Pension
Oct. 10, 1930. He died Sept. 29, 1930 in Cumberland, Maryland, at the age of 83.
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17.    Private George Fogle   

Born Aug. 15, 1841 in Berlin, Somerset Co. Pa., son of German immigrants George and Annie Helwick Fogle.
Eyes - Hazel; Hair - Black; Complexion - Dark; Height 5' 2".  He was a shoemaker, later a stone mason.  George 
married Barbara Elizabeth Hentz in 1867, and they had the following children: George Edgar, Elmer Warren,
Charles Wilfred, Carrie and Verda Mildred Powell. (go back – attach Geo Edgar) George enlisted Aug. 20, 1862
at age 21 in Berlin, Pa. by F. A. Edmunds Private Co. F 142nd Regiment Pa. Infantry. He mustered in Aug. 25, 1862
at Harrisburg, Pa. by Lieutenant Brayton, U.S.A. Mustered out with company. He was discharged May 29, 1865, 
serving Aug. 25, 1862 - May 29, 1865 - 33 months, 4 days. He was Taken prisoner at Gettysburg, taken to Richmond
on Belle Island, and was exchanged. He returned to Co. June 6, 1864. He was with the ambulance train on detached
duty. He was in the following battles: Fredericksburg; Chancelorsville; Gettysburg; Petersburg; Welden R. R.;
Popular Grove Church; Peebles Farm; Hatches Run; Raid to Bellfield; Dabney's Mill; Boyd Town; Plank Road;
Five Forks and Lee's Surrender. He applied for an Invalid Pension: Applied Aug. 5, 1890 and Aug. 19, 1911, and had lost part of his left foot. He died July 26, 1915 at age 73. Barbara applied for Widow’s Pension on Aug. 3,  1915.
OBIT "George Fogle" A veteran of the Civil War, who had passed all of his life in Berlin, died suddenly of heart 
failure, July 26 at his home there, aged 73 years. Death came after a paroxysm of coughing, Mr. Fogle having of late a
troublesome cough. Mr. Fogle married Miss Elizabeth Hentz, of Berlin to which union nine children were born,
seven of whom survive as follows: Mae, at home; Carrie and Mrs. Harry Zeig, of Pittsburg; Mrs. Wells Moorehouse, of
Geneva, N. Y.; G. E., Warren and Winfred, of Berlin. He is also survived by one brother,  Adam Fogle, of Salisbury
and two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Herbst and Mrs. Matilda Hartline, both of Akron, Ohio. Mr. Fogle was a veteran of the
Civil War, being a member of Co. F 142nd Regiment, Pa. Vol. He was also a member of Mark Collins Post G. A. R.
and a consistent member of the Reformed Church for many years. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at
2 o'clock with the services at the home, conducted by the Rev. Dr. R. S. Bridenbaugh, of Philadelphia, a former pastor
of the Trinity Reformed Church, of Berlin, Rev. Stephan being away on his vacation.  Meyersdale Commercial,
Aug. 5, 1915
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18.    Private Samuel S Forney 

Samuel was born 1842 in Brothersvalley, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Landis Forney.  He married Eliza Schrock. Children:  Edward S., Howard B, Margaret A Swartzendruber, John W, and Charlotta G.
Samuel enlisted May 2, 1864 as a Private Co. A 169th Regiment Ohio Infantry.  He was discharged Sept. 4, 1864, 
serving May 2, 1864 - Sept. 4, 1864 - 4 month 2 days. He died April 2, 1919 at age 77 in
Berlin, Pa.  Eliza filed for Widow’s Pension after his death.
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19.    Private John George Gardill

John was born June 29, 1826 in Hollfield, Bavaria. He married Hannah Goss, and they had the following 
children: Henry P. F., Emma A, Ellen J, Annie M, Ada E, John Willius, Amelia McDevitt, and James F.
John George enlisted Aug. 25, 1862 in Berlin, Somerset Co., Pa as a 2nd Lieutenant in Co. F, 142nd Regiment 
Pa. Infantry. He mustered in Aug 25, 1862 in Harrisburg, Pa. He was severely wounded in the breast Dec. 13, 1862
at Fredericksburg, Va., for which he was
discharged. He received a shell wound in chest and ankle. Discharged Mar. 11, 1863 on Surgeons Certificate of
Disability from wounds received at Battle of Fredericksburg. He served Aug. 25, 1862 - Mar. 11, 1863, 6 month 16 days. 
He applied for an Invalid Pension
Mar. 20, 1863.  Hannah applied for Widow’s Pension after his death Feb. 25, 1903
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20.    Asst. Surgeon Dr. Henry P Garey  **in the crypt  CONFEDERATE

Henry was born on Feb. 3, 1828, in Berlin, Somerset Co. Pa., son of Frederick and Anna Catharine Stull Garey. Married 
Jane Sennett. Child: Cora Wilkinson.
He attended Berlin Common School, Berlin, Somerset Co., PA and Cumberland High School, Cumberland, Allegany Co., 
MD. 1859-1860 - Attended, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, but did not receive an M.D. degree from this
institution at this
time - see 1884 (from: Cockrum, DeSoto Co. MS; preceptor: Dr. Bowen)

1860 - Practiced medicine, DeSoto Co., MS (lived with his younger brother, Joseph H. Garey, who worked in a grocery 
store - both claimed they were born in Maryland in the 1860 U. S. Census) Co. B, 4th MS Cavalry (Forrest's) Asst. Surgeon, 3nd TN Cavalry (Forrest's) 03/11/1865 - Prisoner of War, U. S. Army, Memphis, TN - "deserted from rebel army",(Description - complexion: florid;
hair: auburn; eyes: grey;height: 5 ft. 10 1/2 in.) Place of Residence: DeSoto Co., MS 03/00/1865 - Signed, Oath of Allegiance to the United States Government, Memphis, TN 1866 - Married, Jane "Jennie" B.[maiden name unknown](she died in 1913) 1866 - Practiced medicine, Coalmont, Huntingdon Co., PA 1868 - Practiced medicine, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN 1871 - Practiced medicine, Greenleaf, MS 1872 - Returned to Berlin, Somerset Co., PA, to practice medicine 1874 - Practiced medicine, Berlin, Somerset Co., PA 06/05/1880 - Practiced medicine, Berlin Borough, Somerset Co., PA (living with wife, Jennie B., and one daughter) 1883-1884 - Returned to Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 1884 - M.D. degree, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA (from: Berlin, Somerset Co., PA; thesis: "Oedema Gravidarum")

1886,1890,1893 - Practiced medicine, Berlin, Somerset Co., PA
1896 - Practiced medicine, Berlin, Somerset Co., PA
06/06/1900 - Practiced medicine, Berlin, Somerset Co., PA
04/25/1910 - Practiced medicine, Berlin, Somerset Co., PA   06/26/1913 - Wife, Jane "Jennie", died
1917 - Retired, living at 4801 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA
Somerset Co. [PA] Medical Inspector, Member, Somerset Co. [PA] Medical Association
01/07/1920 - Retired, Homestead, Allegheny Co., PA (living with son-in-law, F. S. Wilkinson and daughter, Cora S. Wilkinson - indexed in the 1920 U.S. Census as Henry Gorey)
12/18/1922 - Died of senility & acute bronchitis secondary to cardiac dilatation, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, PA (buried: IOOF Cemetery, Berlin, Somerset Co., PA)

Thanks to Janet Gary Orawiec, (sister of Paul Gary) the creator of this memorial
This biographical sketch is from: Hambrecht, F.T. & Koste, J.L., Biographical register of physicians who served the
Confederacy in a medical capacity.  08/07/2015. Unpublished database. 
He served as Surgeon in Confederate Army during Civil War and Assistant Surgeon 3rd Tennessee Cavalry Died 
Dec. 17, 1922 at age 94 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
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21.    Private John Ginder

Born Feb 1830, in Stoneycreek Twp, the son of Casper and Catherine Wyant Ginder.  He was never married, 
and lived with his mother and family most of his life. Occupation: Tanner and farmer.
Height - 5' 8"; Hair - Sandy; Complexion - Fair; Eyes – Grey.  John enlisted Sept. 17, 1861 as a Private, in Co. B, 54th
Regiment Pa. Infantry, at the age of 29. He was discharged Sept. 1864, having
served Sept. 3, 1861 - July 15, 1865 - 46 month 12 days.  He applied for an Invalid Pension June 26, 1878, and died
Sept 9, 1906, at the age of 76.
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22.    Private Joseph Gindlesparger

Joseph was born Jan. 1, 1846 in Stonycreek Twp. Somerset Co. Pa., son of Joseph and Salome Ringler Gindlesperger. 
He married Julia A Stutzman. Children: Ezra Edgar, Irvin Grant, Benjamin Franklin, Albert J, Hiram Wesley, Rosie Ann Brick, Harry Adam Gindlesperger. Joseph enlisted Oct. 26, 1864 Private Co. F 61st Regiment Pa. Substitute for Alexander Walker, whose father had offered $1000 for the son's release from military service. He mustered in Oct. 28, 1864 at age 18 as Private in Chambersburg, Pa.
He mustered out June 28, 1865 with company, having served Oct. 28, 1864 - June 28, 1865 - 8 month. He applied for an 
Invalid Pension on Mar. 19, 1888, and died July 30, 1931 in Berlin, Pa., at the age of 85.
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23.    Private Henry Gessner

Henry was born June 4, 1845, the son of German immigrants, Ludwick and Catherine F Gessner. He married Catherine Hirsh. 
Their first child, Annie, was born right after the war, followed by Emma O’Roark, John Henry, August Henry Franklin,
Florence B, Charles M Gessner.
He enlisted Oct. 25, 1864 Substitute Private Co. G 61st Regiment Pa. Infantry Mustered in Oct. 25, 1864 at age 18 in Chambersburg, 
Pa Mustered out June 2, 1865 with company (28?)
Discharged June 25, 1865 Served Oct. 1, 1864 - June 28, 1865 - 8 month
27 days
. He applied for an Invalid Pension on July 2, 1890, and Catherine applied for Widow’s Pension after his death, May
16, 1900,
at age 55.
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24.    Private James Green

James was born 1846 in New York, the son of Irish immigrants, names unknown. He married Sarah E about 1870. They had 
three known daughters, Martha Jane Anderson, and Emma E and Dora E, both who died in childhood and are buried in Berlin.
His wife evidently died first – and was last living with him, at their daughter’s home in Mt Pleasant PA. James was actually
living with his Granddaughter and her husband in Wilkinsburg at the time of his death. It appears that all of his family died
before him.
James enlisted as a Substitute Oct. 27, 1864, as a  Private in Co. B, 61st Regiment Pa. Infantry. He Mustered in Oct.
27, 1864 at age 20 as Private in Chambersburg, Pa. and mustered out June 29, 1865, having served Oct. 27, 1864 - June 28,
1865 - 8 months, 1 day. He applied for an Invalid Pension on Mar. 31, 1879, and was in Berlin area during 1880’s. He died Aug.
2, 1920 in
Wilkinsburg, PA, at age 75.
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25.    Private Solomon J Grine

Solomon was born 1839 in Maryland, son of John and Sarah Bowman Grine. He married Mary. Children: Sarah A Baer, 
Ida Evans, Henrietta, William Henry, John Harvey, Araminta Mort, and Mary Edith Heiple, and Maggie Mae Griffith.  
Height - 5' 11"; Hair - Dark; Complexion - Fair; Eyes – Blue. He was a farmer in Elk Lick before the war. At retirement
he was a bricklayer.
Solomon enrolled Sept. 4, 1861 at age 22 in Somerset, as a Private in Co. C, 54th Regiment Pa. Infantry.
He mustered in
Sept. 30, 1861 as Private in Harrisburg, Pa. He served Sept. 3, 1861 - July 13, 1865 - 46 month 10 days
He applied for an Invalid Pension on May 6, 1879, having had Hemorrhaged Lungs from wounds at North Mountain, 
Va. He died Aug. 3, 1920 at age 81 in Meyersdale, Somerset Co. Pa. Mary applied for Widow’s Pension Aug. 11, 1920,
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26.    Private John A Groff

Born Feb.1, 1841 in Berlin, a son of Bavarian immigrants Frederick and Christina Groff. He married Elenora Swope 
after the war. Children: Frederick, Augusta B, John, Sophia C, and Nora Edna Musser, Harry
Ward, and Robert Lincoln.  Eyes - Gray; Hair - Light; Complexion - Fair; Height 5' 4"  John was a farmer.
John enlisted Aug. 20, 1862 at age 21 in Berlin, Pa. by F. A. Edmunds as a Private in Co. F, 142nd Regiment Pa. 
Infantry. He mustered in Aug. 25, 1862 at Harrisburg, Pa. by Lieutenant Brayton, U. S. A. and was severely
wounded a year later, Dec. 13, 1863 at Fredericksburg, Va. When he took a minni ball in the thigh. He was hospitalized
in Fairfax Seminary hospital near Alexandria, Va. After his recovery he was transferred to the Co. A 12th
Veteran Reserve Corps on July 24, 1863 by order of War Dept. He was discharged June 28, 1865, having served Aug.
25, 1862 - May 29, 1865 - 33 month 4 days.He applied for an Invalid Pension Feb. 28, 1870, for complications
of his wounds, and Eleanor applied for Widow’s Pension after his death on Dec. 13, 1902, at age 61.
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27.    1st Lieutenant Captain Albert Heffley

Albert was born July 28, 1839, son of John and Elizabeth Keefer Heffley. Married Minerva Stoner. Children: Jessie, 
Mary Effie (died as an infant), Edgar, Gertrude, Blanche. He was a tanner after the war.
Albert enlisted as First Lieutenant in Company F, 142nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was mustered into 
the service at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, in September, 1862. Assigned to the Second Brigade,
Third Division, First Army Corps, in the Army of the Potomac, afterward being promoted to Captain of his company.
The regiment took part in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.
He was taken prisoner at Gettysburg and sent to Libby Prison and then to Charleston. He served 21 months in
Southern prisons, being exchanged at close of the war. He was one of the party that helped to
tunnel out of Libby Prison, but did not make his escape. He was mustered out of service May 10, 1865, having served
Aug. 25, 1862 - May 19, 1865 - 32 month 24 days.
He applied for an Invalid Pension Jan. 25, 1900, due to rheumatism. Minerva applied for Widow’s Pension Nov. 25, 1911, 
Albert died Oct. 31, 1911, at age 72.
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28.    Lieut. Cyrus Porter Heffley

Cyrus was born Oct. 6, 1838 in Somerset Co. Pa., son of Josiah and Sarah Atchison Heffley. Married Eleanor Crigler. 
Children: Flora Love and Effie M, who died as an infant.
Eyes - Brown; Hair - Dark; Complexion - Fair; Height - 5' 7" He was a plasterer before the war.
Cyrus enrolled Aug. 21, 1862 at age 23 in Berlin, Pa. in Co. F, 142nd. Regiment Infantry. He mustered in Aug. 25, 
1862 at Harrisburg, Pa. by Lieutenant Brayton, U. S. A. and was promoted from
Corporal to Sergeant Sept. 1, 1862. He was promoted to 2nd Sergeant Apr 15, 1863, then to 2nd Lieutenant Apr.
19, 1863. He was in the following battles: Gettysburg, Fredericksburg Dec. 13, 1862;
Chancellorsville May 1, 1863. He was wounded July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pa. and captured Taken prisoner at
Gettysburg, taken to Libby Prison and then to Charleston, S. C. and returned to lines after
Lee's surrender Apr. 1865. He was discharged May 15, 1865 by Special Order at Annapolis, Md, having served Aug. 25,
1862- May 15, 1865 - 32 month 20 days.
He applied for an Invalid Pension: Applied May 17, 1879, was killed in an auto accident near Erie on Oct. 7, 1916.
He is mentioned in the Jacob Zorn Diary, page 90 and 176.  
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29.    Private Zacharias Heffley

Born June 5, 1842 in Berlin, Somerset Co. Pa., son of Samuel and Catherine M Alter Heffley. Brother of Augustus. 
He married Margaret Benford after the war, and they had one child Amelia Elizabeth “Minnie” Brant in 1868.
Eyes - Hazel; Hair - Sandy; Complexion - Fair; Height - 5' 7" He was a wheelwright before the war.
Zacharias enrolled Aug. 19, 1862 at age 20 in Berlin, Pa. by F. A. Edmunds Private Co. F 142nd Regiment Pa. 
Infantry. He mustered in Aug. 25, 1862 at Harrisburg, Pa. by Lieutenant Brayton, U. S. A. He was in the following
battles: Fredericksburg; Gettysburg, where he was taken prisoner and paroled on the field; Wilderness May 5, 1864
where he was captured and remained in a Rebel prison for six months. He mustered out with company May 29, 1865,
having served Aug. 25, 1862 - May 29, 1865 - 33 month 4 days. Dec. 12, 1863 He was reprimanded by Lt. Col. for
cussing Lt. Gardill Prisoner at Dansville, Va. In Jan. 16, 1863 detailed to hunt for the body of Herman Fritz, did not
find body. He applied for an Invalid Pension on Oct. 22, 1868, then died May 15, 1869 - age 26 years 11 month 10 days,
by committing suicide.  His wife applied for Widow’s Pension and for Minor Pension  for Amelia.
He is mentioned in the Jacob Zorn Diary, page 90, 127 and 181 and  Heffley's Civil War Diary page 18 and 27.
Amelia was 2 when her father died. Her mother remarried to a Friedline (proof – pension applidation). Amelia, whose 
nickname was Minnie, married Eli H Berkey. She divorced Eli after 1930, and remarried to Brant. She died a widow
n the Cambria County Home, and was buried in an unmarked grave in Edie, according to her death certificate.
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30.    Corporal Joseph F Heffley
Joseph was born 22 May 1843, son of George and Julianne Poorbaugh Heffley. Joseph was a Corporal in Co. G, 54th 
Regiment Pa. Infantry. He served from Served Oct. 10, 1862 to July 15, 1865 - 33 month 5 days. Height - 5' 8"; Hair - Dark;
Complexion - Fair; Eyes - Light Occupation at enrollment - Blacksmith
Residence at enrollment - Berlin, Somerset Co. Pa. In 1870. He was a dentist.
He never married. He applied for Invalid Pension on Nov. 2, 1865. He died 9 Jan 1973 at the age of 28.
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31.    John C Helf  

John was born Apr. 5, 1830 in Germany. He married Barbara (also a German immigrant) before the war; 
Children: Annie, Norman S, Elnora B, Josephine, and George, Grace I, Elizabeth H Allen, Clara, and Mary H.
Height - 5' 5 1/2"; Hair Brown; Complexion - Dark; Eyes – Blue; employed as a moulder. He was drafted 
Dec. 23, 1864 Private Co. K 93rd Regiment Pa. Infantry Mustered in Sept. 24, 1864 as Private in

Pittsburgh, Pa Discharged June 20, 1865 by General Order #155 A. of P.  Served Sept. 24, 1864 - June 20, 
1865 - 8 month 27 days. He died Apr 9, 1887 at age 57. Barbara applied for Widow’s Pension on July 9,
1890, and for Minor Pension for the children. By 1900, Norman had moved to Hummelstown PA, and was
working for a stone quarry. His brother, George, moved to Washington, D.C and worked for the Fire Department.
George moved his unmarried sisters down with him and his family, where they got clerk jobs with the U. S. government.
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32.    Private Conrad “Pegleg” Hochstetler

Born June 17, 1843 in Summit Mills, Pa., son of Wm Henry Hochstetler. Married Catherine Smith after the war. 
Children: Josiah, Alice Minerva Dively, Annie Gindlesperger, William H, Harmon P, Susan
Mary Brick, Albert, John Elmer, and Milton Harry. Height - 5'2"; Hair - Light; Complexion - Fair; Eyes – Light.
He was a laborer before the war, a farmer in later life. Conrad enrolled Mar. 12, 1864 to serve 3
years or the duration Private in Lieutenant William H. Miller's Co. A & D 54th Regiment Pa. Infantry commanded
by Jacob M. Campbell. He was discharged Apr. 1, 1865 at Cumberland by reason of Surgeon's
Certificate of Disability arising from gunshot wound received in battle at Lynchburg, Virginia June 18, 1864.  
Wounded with his right leg amputated below the knee To be discharged upon Surgeons Certificate of
Disability by command of Major General Handcock. He applied for an Invalid Pension on Apr. 21, 1865,
and died Jan. 9, 1927, age 84.
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33.    Private Joseph Imhoff 

Joseph was born Sept. 4, 1841, son of William and Mary Bender Imhoff. He is a brother to Samuel, also a Veteran.   
He married Jane Ream. Children: William H, Joseph R, Edward Lewis Imhoff, Charles A, Lizzie Bell Shaffer,  Effie
Jane Bowman, Albert B, and Alice B. He was a carpenter and also a miner after the war. He enlisted Jan 4, 1864
as a Private in Co. G, 54th Regiment Pa. Infantry at age 23. Mustered in Aug. 17, 1864. Discharged May 31, 1865
by General Order Served Jan. 4, 1864 - July 15, 1865 - 18 month 11 days.
He applied for an Invalid Pension on
Mar. 10, 1890, for Rheumatism. He also lost his left foot in R. R. accident.

Jane applied for Widow’s Pension after his death on 6 March 1902, at age 60.
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34.    Sergeant Samuel Imhoff

Samuel was born Aug. 24, 1843 in Berlin, Somerset Co. Pa., son of William and Mary Bender Imhoff. After the war he 
married Lavinia Wheeling. Children: Leana, Annie M, Mary B, Amelia S, Samuel E, Anna E, Stella, and Harry.
He is a brother to Joseph, same regiment. He was a laborer. Height - 5' 3/4"; Hair - Dark; Complexion - Fair; Eyes – Dark. 
He enlisted Sept. 1, 1861 as Private Co. G. 54th Regiment Pa. Infantry Discharged Jan. 1864. Re-enlisted in
Co. G 54th Regiment Pa. Infantry Promoted from Corporal to Sergeant Jan. 1, 1865. Enrolled Mar. 11, 1864 at age 20 in
Patterson Creek, Va. He mustered in Mar. 11, 1864 in Patterson Creek, Va.  Discharged May 31, 1865 by General
Order. He served Mar. 11, 1864 - May 31, 1865 - 14 month 20 days. He was wounded by a sharpshooter at the battle of
Lynchburg, a gunshot wound to his left elbow. Pension application: Returns certificate dated Nov. 5 1885 at $12 per
month for gun shot wound of left arm. He applied for an Invalid Pension: Applied Dec. 18, 1865, and received an
increase to $12 in 1885. Lavina applied for Widow’s Pension after his death on Nov. 21, 1907 - aged 64 years 2 month 27 days.  

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35.    Drum Major Aaron K Johnson

Aaron was born Nov. 22, 1838, in Berlin, son of John and Sarah Krissinger Johnson. He married Mary Louise Zorn. 
Child: John Nelson Johnson, Herman J and Alex C. He was a carpenter, a cabinet maker.
Aaron enlisted Oct. 1, 1861 at age 23 as a Musician (he was a drum major) in Co. G 54th Regiment Pa. Infantry. 
He was discharged Jan. 18, 1865 Served Jan. 4, 1864 - July 15, 1865 - 18 month 11 days. He was a prisoner for 31 days. 
He applied for an Invalid Pension on Oct. 15, 1879 and Dec. 3, 1908, for Rupture and Dyspepsia
Mary applied for Widow’s Pension on June 7, 1912, following his death May 16, 1912, at age 74.
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36.    Private William H Johnson

 Born Dec. 25, 1830, He married Louisa Schrock, Children: Ellen (Elnora), John Harry, Sarah, Charles B, Franklin I, 
William. He enlisted as a Private Co. G, 2nd Maryland Potomac Home Brigade
Infantry in Aug. 31, 1861. Deserted on Feb. 4, 1862. Re-enrolled Mar. 11, 1864 at age 23 in Patterson Creek, Va. As a
Private Co. G 54th Regiment Pa. Inf. Mustered out July 15, 1864 with company.
He applied for Invalid Pension: Applied Jan. 21, 1865, and Louisa applied for Widow’s Pension May 9, 1917, after
his death on Aug. 12, 1895 at age 58.
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37.    Private George W Kossel

George was born Aug. 13, 1820, in PA. He married Leah Lape before the war. Children: William, Catherine, Elizabeth, 
George Jr., Susan K Shaw, Anna, Delilah Kuehner, Emma, and Robert F. Kossel.
George enlisted Mar. 3, 1864 at age 40 in Cumberland, Md. as a Private in Co. G 54th Regiment Pa. Infantry.
He mustered in Mar. 12, 1864 in Cumberland, Md. and was discharged May 31, 1865 by General Order #77 War Dept. 
He served Sept. 3, 1861 - July 15, 1865 - 46 month 12 days.
He applied for Invalid Pension on Jan. 28, 1874, for shoulder disability. Leah applied for Widow’s Pension  after his 
death on June 2, 1902, at age 82.
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38.    Private Jacob Krissinger  duplicate on Rissinger

Jacob was born Aug. 11, 1843, the son of John and Mary Krissinger of Brothersvalley Township. He was living in 
Muskingum Co., OH in 1860. He was living again in Berlin in 1870, and  newly wed to Barbara Ellen Knepper.
His wife died a few years later, in 1877, possibly in childbirth, and his mother Mary and sister Hattie were living
with him and his children after Barbara’s death. Children: Miriana G, Charlotte L, Walter S, and Margery.
While in Ohio, he enlisted as a Private Co. A 15th Regiment Ohio Infantry. He served Oct. 24, 1862 - Nov. 21, 
1865 - 36 month 28 days. He applied for an Invalid Pension: Applied Mar. 22, 1871 and was awarded a monthly
Pension of 4 dollars, for a gunshot wound to right foot.  Sadly he died at the age of almost 45, and left the children
as orphans. Valentine Hay was appointed Guardian of the children and applied for a Minor Pension after his death on
Aug. 9, 1888.
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39.    Private Joseph Landis

Joseph was born Apr. 4, 1842, son of Abram and Sarah Glessner Landis. Joseph is a brother of Edward Landis.  
Married Margaret Fleegle. Children: Carrie M Neimiller, Rosy Klingaman, Hattie Shultz, Sue L. Hostetler.
Joseph was drafted Mar. 10, 1865 at Chambersburg, Pa. Private Co. G 88th Regiment Pa. Infantry. He mustered in 
Mar. 11, 1865 at Chambersburg, Pa. He mustered out June 30, 1865 with his company, having served  Mar. 10, 1865 -
June 30, 1865 - 3 month 20 days. Joseph applied for an Invalid Pension on July 26, 1890. His wife applied for
Widow;s Pension: Died in Casselman on July 8, 1909
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40.    First Sgt. Rufus Choate Landis, Sr.  *Monument with solder on top.

Rufus was born Dec. 31, 1842 in Somerset, Somerset Co. Pa., son of Henry and Catherine Ann Clark Landis. He married 
Carrie Fisher: Children: Mary E, Franklin G, Bertram F, Nellie F, and Rufus Choate Landis, Jr.  
Height - 6'0"; Hair - D Brown; Complexion - Fair; Eyes - Gray Rufus was a teacher and a distiller.
He Enrolled Apr. 18, 1861 (age 19) to serve 3 years or the duration in Somerset Co. Pa. in Captain John C. Gaither's Co. 
A, 39th  Regiment 10th Pa. Reserves commanded by Colonel Ira Ayers Jr. He mustered in June 20,
1861, as Private in Camp Wilkins, Harrisburg, Pa. He was promoted to Sergeant, Promoted to 1st Sergeant Apr. 26, 1864.  
He was discharged June 11, 1864 at Pittsburgh, Pa. by reason of expiration of term of service, with
company. He served Apr. 18, 1861 - June 11, 1864 - 37 month 23 days. Carrie applied for Widow’s Pension after his
death on Jan. 14, 1891 at age 49.
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41.    Private William H Landis

Born Jan. 31, 1845, son of David and Elizabeth ?Stahl Landis. He married Lucinda R Queer after the war. 
Children:  Sarah E Kincaid, David Conrad, Margarett Koppie, Jane Catherine Shumaker, Albert C, and Nora
Oelschlaeger. He was a boot and shoemaker, and later a farmer. William enlisted Oct. 15, 1864 as a substitute, as a
Private in Co. G,
61st Regiment Pa. Infantry. He Mustered in Oct. 25, 1864 at age 19 in Chambersburg, Pa. and was discharged
July 10, 1865 by General Order, having served Sept. 15, 1864 - June 28, 1865 - 9 month 13 days. He applied for an
Invalid Pension: Applied June 16, 1882 and Mar. 22, 1907 for heart disease.  He died Jan. 22, 1920 in Somerset Twp.,
Somerset Co., Pa.at age 75.

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42.    Private Levi Lease

Levi was born Oct. 19, 1843, son of Conrad and Sarah Hoyle Lease. Father was from Darmstadt, Germany. He 
married Mary Ellen Waugerman. Children: Minerva Katherine Fait, Mary, Henry F, Cora Susan Custer, Anna R,
Julia Bell, Samuel P, and Emma Florence Sarver.
Levi enlisted Oct 24, 1862 at age 19 in Harrisburg, Pa as a Private in Co. H, 171st Regiment Pa Infantry.
He mustered in Nov. 1, 1862 in Harrisburg, Pa for 9 months and mustered out Aug. 8, 1863 with company at 
Harrisburg, Pa He served Nov. 1, 1862 - July 9, 1863 - 8 month 8 days.
He re-enlisted Mar 25, 1864 at age 20 in Shanksville as a Private in Co. H, 187th Regiment Pa. Infantry. He 
mustered in May 7, 1863 in Harrisburg, Pa  Mustered out Aug. 3, 1865 with company.
He applied for an Invalid Pension  June 23, 1880, and Mary Ellen applied for Widow’s Pension after his death 
on  Dec. 14, 1902.  He was 59 years 1 month 5 days old. 
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43.    Private Chauncy Long 
Chauncy was born Aug. 26, 1836 in Brothersvalley twp, son of Jesse and Eliza Long.. He married Sarah A. 
Children: Nevin, Susan J, Sarah P, Harvey L, George W, John A, Linia A, and William R.
Height - 5' 4 1/2"; Hair - Light; Complexion - Fair; Eyes – Grey. He was a laborer.
He enlisted Sept. 24, 1864 at age 19 in Pittsburgh, Pa. as a Private in Co. E,  93rd Regiment Pa. Infantry.
He mustered in Sept. 24, 1864 as Private in Pittsburgh, Pa. and was discharged June 20, 1865, having 
served Sept. 15, 1864 - June 17, 1865 - 9 month 2 days.  He applied for an Invalid Pension: Applied Dec.
16, 1892 and Mar. 1, 1907, for Rheumatism. He died in 1912, at age 76.
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44.    Hospital Steward Joseph E Mason

Born 1835 in Milford twp., Somerset Co. Pa. the son of Thomas and Rebecca Mason. He married Elizabeth 
Hauger in 1860. Children: Anna Cable, Warren E, Nellie, Marietta, and Elizabeth Wright. Eyes - Hazel;
Hair - Sandy; Complexion - Fair; Height - 5' 8". He was a farmer.
Joseph enrolled Aug. 20, 1862 at age 28 in Berlin, Somerset Co. Pa. by F. A. Edmunds, as a Private in Co. F, 
142nd PA Inf. He mustered in Aug. 25, 1862 at Harrisburg, Pa. by Lieutenant Brayton, U. S. A. and was
promoted from Private Co. F May 1, 1863 to Hospital Steward.
He mustered out May 29, 1865 with his company, having served Aug. 25, 1862 - May 29, 1865 - 33 month 4 days. 
He was evidently absent in March 1863, and returned Apr. 9, 1863 after an absence of about 14 days. His first
daughter Anna was born Jan. 20th 1864, just 9 months later.
He applied for an Invalid Pension on Dec. 21, 1891 - Varicose Veins. Elizabeth applied for Widow’s 
Pension after his death on Oct. 29, 1904. He was 69 years old.
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         55.  Sergeant James McQuade  

James was born June 21, 1836 in Maryland. He married Mary Connolly. Child James Jr, who died at Somerset 
County Home.  James remains elusive, and is not counted on any local census schedules after 1850. It is unknown
if he was living in this area. There is not the usual Burial Card by the State of PA, that is found for most Veterans’
graves. His military history is documented, however. His son’s death at the Somerset County Home also documents
his existence here, and the name of his wife. There are other McQuade relatives buried in the Berlin IOOF
Cemetery. He enrolled Oct. 2, 1861 as a Private in Co. C, 3rd Regiment Maryland Infantry at Ellicott Mills, MD.
James was captured 15 Sept 1862 at Harper’s Ferry. He was sent to Alexandria, Va in Nov 1862.  He was discharged
or mustered out May 29, 1865. He served Sept. 1, 1861 - May 29, 1865 – 3 years, 8 months, 28 days. He died
Sept. 6, 1889, at the age of  53.
No FAG Memorial - no stone found

 

56. Private David C Meyers    

David was drafted Mar. 4, 1865 at age 22 in Chambersburg, Pa. Private Co. C, 97th  Regiment Pa. Infantry. He mustered 
in Mar. 4, 1865 as Private in Chambersburg, Pa. Mustered out Aug. 28, 1865 Served Mar. 4, 1865 - Aug. 28, 1865
- 5 month 24 days.  Mustered out with Company. Rolls show name as Davie D. His Widow, Mary L, applied for
Widow's Pension on June 16, 1866,
and for their daughter Amy E a Minor Pension, Guardian John A Fichtner.
David died Nov. 11, 1865  at age  33. This company was recruited in Chester County, but may have been assigned to fill
in the Company, who lost a lot of men. Fort Fisher happened in Jan. 1865.
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57.    Private Josiah E Meyers

Josiah was born Dec. 31, 1847, son of Michael Meyers and Anna Lenz Meyers Bowser Stevanus.  Josiah appears 
to have never been married, but lived with his single half-sister Caroline Bowser, and
nephew Harvey Meyers. He was a farmer. He is buried with his half-sister and nephew. He was drafted as a Private
into Company H, 171st PA Inf. He served Nov. 1, 1862 - July 9, 1863 - 8 month 8
days. He died Feb. 16, 1912 at age 64
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58.    Private Charles H Miller

Charles was born Sept. 27, 1843 in Stonycreek Twp. Somerset Co. Pa. the son of Henry and Elizabeth Miller. He 
married Elizabeth Stripe or Stine. Children: Catherine Henrietta Beech, Herbert Albert,
and Elizabeth M Caton. Eyes - Brown; Hair - Dark; Complexion - Dark; Height - 5' 4". He was a carpenter. He enlisted
Aug. 20, 1862 at age 18 in Berlin, Somerset Co. Pa. by F. A. Edmunds, as a
Private in Co. F, 142nd Regiment Pa. Infantry. He mustered in Aug. 25, 1862 at Harrisburg, Pa. by Lieutenant Brayton,
U. S. A. Severely wounded in the knee at Fredericksburg. He was discharged July 7, 1864
on Surgeon's Certificate of Disability Served Aug. 25, 1862 - May 29, 1865 - 33 month 4 days. He applied for an
Invalid Pension on May 2, 1878, due to his wounded in left knee.  Widow Pension after his death
on May 9, 1908, at age 65.
Jacob Zorn Diary, page 37 and 183 
Heffley's Civil War Diary page 15 and 39 
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59.    Dr. Jeremiah K Miller

Jeremiah was born Mar. 12, 1841, the son of Tobias and Margaret Kimmel Miller of Stoneycreek township. He married 
Jane Colborn, an attorney in Somerset. They had one child, Nellie,
who died in childhood, and is buried beside the father.  He enlisted Oct. 2, 1863  in the 1st Battalion Pa. Infantry, Co. H,
as a Sergeant in Captain William M. Schrock's Co. He mustered in
June 24, 1863 in New Centerville, Somerset Co. Pa. and mustered out Jan. 8, 1864 in Harrisburg, Pa,  having served
June 24, 1863 - Jan. 8, 1864 - 6 month 14 days. Jeremiah died Jan. 1, 1890,
at age 49.  Jane was living with her father after Jeremiah’s death, but applied for Widow’s Pension in July 21, 1908, 
7 years after her father’s death. He is listed on Schrock's Co. Monument,
New Centerville, Somerset Co. Pa.
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60.    Private John A Miller

John was born 12 Apr 1849, in York County, PA, the son of Abraham and Leah Gnagy Miller. He married Sarah Lease. Children were Minnie Walker, Leah Jane, Albert, Nelson, Luman Ellsworth Miller, He enlisted as a Private in Co. G 88th Regiment Pa. Infantry on Mar. 30, 1865. He was discharged June 30, 1865. He applied for an Invalid Pension July 23, 1887.  He died 7 Feb 1938, at age 88.
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Civil War Vet Is Called
John A. Miller, Somerset County Veteran, Expires
Berlin Octogenarian Was With Union Army in Civil War
Berlin, Feb 8—John A Miller, aged 88, veteran of the Civil War and retired Somerset County farmer, died last night at his home on East Main Street, following an illness of a year of a complication of diseases. Mr. Miller had been bedfast for the past several weeks. Mr. Miller was one of the first Somerset County farmers who settled in the Moxham section of Johnstown some 50 years ago and worked for several years at the steel mills in that section. The deceased vividly recalled during the last few years of his life the time he entered the service of the Union Army. He was 16 years of age and was paid $1,500 to fight in place of Josiah Long of Friedens, an older man who did not wish to leave his family. Mr. Miller served in the infantry. An older brother, Mose, likewise served in the Union Army, serving an enlistment with a Shanksville contingent. John A. Miller was born April 12, 1849, near Shanksville, being a son of Abe and Leah (Gnagey) Miller. Mr. Miller was 30 years old when he moved to Johnstown. He remained in that city seven or eight years following the flood, and then removed to a farm between Johnstown and South Fork. Mr. Miller's wife, Sarah (Leese) Miller, passed away in 1922. Surviving are 105 descendants, eight children, 39 grandchildren, and 58 great-grandchildren. He was a brother of Joseph A. Miller of Somerset and a half-brother of Amanda Price of Scalp Level and Hette Cook of Baltimore, Md. The surviving children are: Mrs. Amanda Walker of Somerset R. D,; Albert L. Miller of ‘Berlin; Nelson Miller of Johnstown; Lueman E Miller of Houston, Tx.; Jacob E. Miller of Salix; Mrs. Sarah Ellen Combecker of Somerset; Mrs. Effie Hood of Somerset; and Moxham M. Miller of San Diego, Cal. The remains were prepared for burial at the J. N. Johnson & Son Funeral Home here. Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed, but interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetary.     Source: Johnstown Tribune-Democrat.


61.    Dr. Lewis L Miller (Dentist)

Dr. Miller was born June 12, 1844. He married Emma G Coleman, from Pine Hill. They had one child: Hazel M, who never married. He was a dentist in Berlin. He died Dec 9, 1913. There is a death certificate signed by his wife, who didn’t know who his parents were. He indicates in the 1890 Veterans Census that he was in Co A, 203rd, PA INF Aug 6, 1864 to July 1865, ten months, 24 days. Perhaps if he were a medical officer, he’s not listed in the ranks. He had an alias Lewis F Gallacher, and his wife filed for Widows’s Pension under Emma Gallagher. His wife died at the County home 10 Mar 1955 - her death certificate is signed by Mrs. Whipkey.
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62.    Private Thomas B Miller

Born Dec. 23, 1828, son of Michael and Elizabeth Trout Miller. He married Margaret Krissinger before the war. 
Children: Harriet, John R, and Thomas. He was a clock
and watch  maker.Thomas was drafted Sept. 26, 1864 as a Private in Co. G, 54th Regiment Pa. Infantry. He mustered
in Aug. 17, 1864 as Private in Chambersburg, Pa. and
was discharged June 24, 1865 by General Order. He served Aug. 18, 1864 - June 24, 1865 - 10 month 7 days.
Thomas had moved his family to Wyandot County, OH in
the 1880’s to work as a jeweler, but evidently returned to Berlin at retirement. He applied for an Invalid Pension
June 28, 1880, due to Bronchitis and Hernia. Margaret
applied for Widow’s Pension after his death Oct. 6, 1900 - age 71 years 9 month 13 days.
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63.    Private Joseph Mosholder

Born 1842 in Somerset Co. Pa., son of Eli and Isabelle Mosholder. He married Caroline Wittig, a German immigrant. 
Children: Emma A Bopp, Herbert F, Florence Estella Baer,
Charles W, and Dr. Maurice Ambrose Mosholder. Eyes - Brown; Hair - Dark; Complexion - Dark; Height - 5' 5".
Joseph was a blacksmith. Joseph enlisted as a Private in
Co. F, 142nd Regiment Pa. Infantry.  He mustered in Aug. 25, 1862 at Harrisburg, Pa. by Lieutenant Brayton, U. S. A.
He mustered out with company May 29, 1865
Joseph  was in the battle of Fredericksburg and on detached duty at teamster with the Division supply Train.  He applied 
for an Invalid Pension: Applied Mar. 14, 1892 and
Feb. 26, 1907, Partial loss of sight, deafness of left ear and piles; His claim allowed Feb. 14, 1893 at the rate of $12 per
month to date from Mar. 14, 1892, total deafness
of left ear and disease of rectum. Joseph died Apr. 25, 1929 in Rockwood, Pa. at the age of 86.
* Jacob Zorn Diary page 
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64.    Private Henry Muhlenberg  

Henry was born Mar. 23, 1833, a German immigrant from Hannover. He married Elizabeth Shomber before the war. 
Children: William, Catharine, Emma B, and Rose E, Alice L, Florence E, Harry S, George H, Mary P “Mollie”.
He was a mason. Henry was drafted as a Private in Co. I, 29th Regiment Pa. Infantry on Sept. 26, 1864. He served 
Sept. 26, 1864 - June 5, 1865 - 8 month 9 days
He died Apr. 16, 1886, at the age of 53. Elizabeth applied for Widosw Pension Aug. 13, 1890. 
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65.    Private Abraham Murset
Abraham was born Dec. 17, 1832 in Switzerland. He married Lena or Eva, who died at the County Home in 1910.  He enlisted as a Private in Co. L, 16th New York Cavalry  08 Feb 1864. He transferred to Co. F 3rd N. Y. Prov. Cavalry.  He served Feb. 8, 1864 - Aug. 21, 1865 - 19 month 13 days. He applied for Invalid Pension: Applied Sept. 27, 1883, having had a gunshot wound to the hand. Lana applied for Widow’s Pension after his death. He died Apr. 18, 1894 - age 61 years 4 month 10 days. Lana died at the Somerset County Home in 1910, and is buried there.
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66.    Private William J Penn
William was born Mar. 27, 1840 in Moorefield, W. Va. Son of William S and Rebecca A Simmons Penn. Married Catherine Groff. Children: Ida Etta Keefer and William H. William was a farm laborer and later a boiler maker. William enlisted Apr. 25, 1861 for three months service Co. G 13th Regiment Pa. Infantry. He mustered in Apr. 25, 1864 as Private at Harrisburg, Pa., and mustered out Aug. 6, 1861 with regiment. He served Apr. 25, 1861 - Aug. 6, 1861 - 3 month 11 days. He then enlisted Aug. 29, 1861 in Cumberland, Maryland for 3 years’ service as a Private in Co. H, 2nd Regiment Maryland Infantry - Potomac Home Brigade. He mustered in Aug. 31, 1861, but was to have a lot of problems during the next three years:  In Feb. 28, 1862 he was absent without leave 27th  Jan. He was brought to his company, kept under arrest until 9th July, released per order Col. Porter. From July to Dec of this year (1862) he was  under arrest for disobedience of orders when enroute from Petersburg July 4, 1862, all pay suspended. The following year, 1863, he was sick in the Post hospital and under guard at New Creek from Mar – Oct. He was sentenced to forfeit 12 months’ pay. In July and Aug.1864 he was in Convalescent Camp at Cumberland, Md. In the 1890 Veteran’s Census, he lists piles and rheumatism as problems, but William died of Tuberculosis on  7 Nov 1910 at age 70.
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67.    James Platt Philson  Drafted into the Confederate Army at age 17
James was born Sept. 10, 1847 in Berlin, Somerset Co. Pa. son of John Parker and Emaline Platt Philson. He married Emma Bell Stoner after the war. Children: Rose, Henry Stuart, Richard Parker, and Wayne G Philson and Cora Platt. James lived in Somerset Co. Pa. as a child.
He was drafted as a Private in Co. I, 3rd Regiment South Carolina Infantry and as a Private Co. E 4th Battalion South Carolina Reserves. While serving as a guard at the hospital at Libby prison he saw two boyhood friends, Albert Hefley and Porter Hefley. When he sought permission to speak to them he was at once transferred to another department. Returned to Berlin after the war. Died Jan. 10, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska
SOURCE:* Somerset Herald, Jan. 28, 1925
* Heffley's Civil War Diary  *** FAG photo shows GAR marker and Union flag!!
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68.    Private Frederick Platt 
Frederick was born in June 28, 1824 , an immigrant from Darmstadt, Germany, the son of Christopher and Barbara Hess Platt. He married Caroline Hochthouse, also born in Germany in 1855. Children: William, Elizabeth, Frederick Jr, Ellen, Rose A, Matilda, and Caroline Lydia Imhoff.  Grandchild: Elizabeth MUSSER. Great Grandfather of Ronald MUSSER.. He was a cooper. Frederick was drafted as a Private into Co. C, 11th Regiment Pa. Infantry. He mustered in July 19, 1864 at Chambersburg, Pa. and was discharged July 11, 1865. He served July 16, 1864 - July 11, 1865 - 11 month 29 days. He was detailed to the General Hospital, Washington, D. C Jan. 4, 1865.
He applied for an Invalid Pension  July 15, 1890.  Caroline applied for Widow’s Pension after his death Sept. 20, 1906 at age 83 in Berlin.
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69.    Private Levi Queer
Levi was born in 1840 in. Pa., son of Jacob and Eve Hoover Queer. He married twice: Lydia Lape, and 2nd Catherine Hoffman.  Children: Mary Elizabeth Queer and Rebecca Queer Beachley Emma Elizabeth Queer Gaskins, Matilda Frances Queer Lovy, Phoebe Queer Newman, Anna Grace Queer Landis, William John Queer, Edward A. Queer, Harrison Charles Queer, Myron Levi Queer, Robert Jacob Queer and George F. Queer.  He was a farmer.  Eyes - Hazel; Hail - Dark; Complexion - Fair; Height 5' 8 1/2"  Levi enlisted Aug. 20, 1862 at age 20 in Berlin, into Company F, 142nd Regiment Pa. Infantry.  He mustered in Aug. 25, 1862 at Harrisburg, Pa. by Lieutenant Braytin, U. S. A. Mustered out with company May 29, 1865, with  regiment. He was in the battles of Fredericksburg (wounded in the leg) , Battle of Wilderness, Laurel Ridge, Spotsylvania, North Anna River, Petersburg, on Detached Duty as a Div Sharp Shooter and in engagements, Poplar Grove Church Peebles Raide to Bell field, Hatches Run, Dabneys Mill, Boydtown Plank road, five forks & Lees Surrender. He applied for an  Invalid Pension on Apr. 7, 1879 and Apr. 6, 1910, for heart disease and  received  a $4. Pension.  Levi Queer wrote out a General Affidavit in 1886 for his pension, and stated that his wound on Dec 13, 1862 in Fredericksburg was a gunshot wound  to the right thigh, although a 1907 Surgeon's Certificate states that the wound was to his left hip Catherine applied for  a Widow’s Pension on Mar. 27, 1915 He died Mar. 20, 1915 in Brothersvalley Twp of cirrhosis at the age of 73.
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Obit: Levi Queer, a lifelong resident of Brothersvalley Township, and a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home March 20, aged 74 years. He had been ailing for several years and had been confined to bed for the past six months. Levi was the son of Jacob Queer and Eve Hoover Queer; widowed from his first wife, Lydia Lape Queer; father of their two daughters Mary Elizabeth Queer and Rebecca Queer Beachley; husband of wife Catharine Hoffman, whom he married on Jan 6, 1876; father of their 10 children Emma Elizabeth Queer Gaskins, Matilda Frances Queer Lovy, Phoebe Queer Newman, Anna Grace Queer Landis, William John Queer, Edward A. Queer, Harrison Charles Queer, Myron Levi Queer, Robert Jacob Queer and George F. Queer.

70.  Private  Michael Ream
Michael was born Nov. 5, 1834 in Somerset Co. Pa., son of Joseph L and Elizabeth Zorn Ream. Married Mary E Shaffer. Children: Irwin, Susan B, Darley Alice Landis,  Strawn Landis, Mary E, John O Ream, Hiram L, Florence,  Cloy, and Lucy D. Height - 6'1"; Hair Light; Complexion - Sallow; Eyes – Grey. He was a carpenter.
Michael enrolled Aug. 20, 1862 (the day after his wedding) to serve 3 years or the duration at age 27 in Berlin, as a Private in Co. F, 142nd Regiment Pa. Infantry. He mustered in Aug. 25, 1862 at Harrisburg, Pa. by Lieutenant Brayton, U. S. A. While erecting a fort for the Defense of Washington, D. C. he was injured by a medium sized falling tree at Fort Stephenson. He was transferred to the 2nd Battalion 109th  Invalid Corps on Mar. 27, 1864. He was discharged July 3, 1865 at Pittsburgh, Pa, by reason of G. O. #116 A. G. O. Series of 1865. He served Aug. 20, 1862 - July 3, 1865 - 34 month 13 days.  He applied for an Invalid Pension on Apr. 16, 1866 and Feb. 26, 1907, due to a crippled in spine.  Mary applied for Widow’s Pension  Mar. 13, 1926, He died  Feb. 21, 1926, at the age of  92.
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71.    Private Henry Ringler 
Henry was born 18 Sep. 1838, the son of Henry and Mattie Keller Ringler. He married Amanda  Lease. Children: Albert, Sallie Gumbert, Eva Gindlesperger, and Robert. Brother to Jefferson. He was a farmer. He enlisted as a Private Co. H 2nd Regiment Maryland Potomac Home Brigade Infantry. Deserted Mar. 6, 1861 at Cumberland, Md.; He re-enlisted in Co. G, 54th Pa. Vol. Inf. Discharged Feb. 27, 1865. Served Jan. 4, 1864 -July 15, 1865 - 18 month 11 days. He applied for an Invalid Pension Dec. 12, 1879 and Oct. 29, 1910, for a Tumor on his side. He  died Sept. 18, 1918 in Berlin, Pa at age 80.
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72.    Private Jefferson W  Ringler
Jefferson was born Mar. 8, 1834, in Elk Lick twp., son of Henry and Martha Keller Ringler. He married Lucy Lowry. Children: Susan, and  Albert R Ringler. He was a brother to Henry Jr. above. Jefferson enlisted as a Private in Co. H, 187th Regiment Pa. Infantry. He mustered in May 7, 1864 and  mustered out Aug. 3, 1865 with company. He served May 7, 1864 - Aug. 3, 1865 - 11 month 26 days. He applied for an  Invalid Pension  Dec. 29, 1879. He was not working in 1880. Lucy applied for Widow’s Pension and  Minors’  Pension after his death on  Jan. 20, 1882, at age 47.  Franklin B. Colling was Guardian for the children. He has a military stone.
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73.    Private William Rubright
William was born Mar. 21, 1836 in Allegheny township, son of ? and Sarah Rubright. .  
He married Polly Yutzy before the war. Children:Irvin J, Ida B Baker, William H, and  Lillian Mae Landis.
Height - 5' 10"; Hair - Black; Complexion - Dark; Eyes – Brown. He was a blacksmith.
Drafted  Oct 24, 1862 at age 26 in Somerset, Pa as a Private Co. E 171st Regiment Pa. Infantry.
He mustered in Nov. 2, 1862 in Harrisburg, Pa. He mustered out Aug. 7, 1863 with company at Harrisburg, Pa.  having served Nov. 15, 1862 - July 9, 1863, 9 months. He re-enlisted Sept. 24, 1864 at age 26 in Pittsburgh, Pa. into Co. E, 93rd PA Inf. He mustered in Sept. 26, 1864 and was  discharged June 20, 1865.  He served Sept. 26, 1864 - June 20, 1865  Served 16 month 18 days. He applied for an Invalid Pension on May 10, 1883, He’d been wounded Mar. 25, 1865 at Petersburg, Virginia.Polly applied for Widow’s Pension after his death Feb. 4, 1890 – at age 53 years 10 month 13 days.
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74.  Private John Sarver
John was  born Jan. 14, 1840 in Allegheny Twp. Somerset Co. Pa., son of John Henry and Margaret Mosholder Sarver. He married Matilda Flamm. They had  many children: Wm H, Annie Stevanus, Sylverster, Elenora Thorpe, Jacob, Mary E Myers, Frank, Nannie Altfather, Harry Wilson, Oliver, and Lulu Brick.  John was drafted as a Private Co. F 61st Regiment Pa. Infantry. He mustered in Sept. 28, 1864 at age 25 in Chambersburg, Pa and  was discharged June 20, 1865 by Special Order. He served Sept. 26, 1864 - June 20, 1865 - 8 month 24 days.  He applied for an Invalid Pension on  Jan. 30, 1888. He died of heart disease June 29, 1924 in Berlin.
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75.    Private Abner Schrock 
Abner was born Nov. 5, 1834, son of Joseph and Catherine Schrock. His first wife, Sarah Lehman, divorced him while on duty. Abner remarried in 1869 to Rosa Suder after the war. Children: Uriah, Valentine “Felty”, Andrew, Joseph, Mary Jane Boyer, and George. To Roseann: Ellsworth, William Harvey, Annie, and Roy.
Abner Schrock enlisted as a Private in Company F, 78th Pennsylvania Infantry, 17 February 1865. His Regiment performed  garrision duty in Nashville, TN. He was mustered out in early September 1865. He served Feb. 20, 1865 - Sept. 11, 1865 - 19 months. He filed for an Invalid Pension Feb 15, 1890 from Kansas. He evidently returned home and can be found working as a porter for the hotel in Berlin in 1910.  Abner died 1916. Rosa applied for Widow’s Pension after his death. She died in Jarvis, Grant, Oklahoma.
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76.    1st Lieutenant John M. Schrock
John was born Oct. 21, 1836, the son of Michael and Veronica Yoder Schrock.  He married Elizabeth Mary Ann Weigle before the war. Children: Eva, Mary J, Annie W, Fannie M, Carrie L, Jacob Bradford, Lulu Gala Mcluckie. John joined as a 1st Lieutenant in Co H, William M. Schrock's 1st Battalion, (Ramsey’s Battalion) after Oct. 2, 1863. He mustered in June 24, 1863 in New Centerville, Somerset Co. Pa.  and mustered out Jan. 8, 1864 in Harrisburg, Pa. He served Jan. 17, 1863 - Jan. 8, 1864 - 6 month 14 days.
John applied for Invalid Pension Oct. 17, 1887, Lung Disease and Rheumatism. Elizabeth applied for  Widow’s Pension after his death  Mar. 13, 1889 at age 53. His name is on Schrock's Co. Monument, New Centerville, Somerset Co. Pa. As John was a merchant, and his children were born in Roxbury, he may have owned the store in Roxbury.
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77.  Private Walter Sorber - Youngest veteran of the Civil War in Somerset Co. Pa. Enlisted at age 14
Born 1850 in Jenner township, son of Daniel and Margaret Rebecca Brant Sorber. He married Annie Eliza Lambert.  They had one daughter, Flora. He was a stock dealer.He Enrolled Aug. 26, 1864 at age 18 in Somerset in Battery K 204th Regiment 5th Pa. Heavy Artillery. He Mustered in Sept. 1, 1864 in Pittsburgh, Pa by Lt. Williams for 1 year and mustered out June 30, 1865 with battery.  He served Sept. 10, 1864 - June 30, 1865 - 9 month 20 days.  
Somerset Herald Dec. 13, 1922. He died in 1922 at age 71, of injuries to spine when he fell from the mow of his barn.
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78.    Corporal Marquis Eustice Steere
Born Jan. 19, 1844 in Hampden, Mass. Son of John Colby and Almira Slater Steere.
He was a card carrying leather cutter in 1873. On 12 Jul 1861. He listed himself as a shoemaker before the war.
Marquis mustered into service with Co. E, 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 5 months and 23 days old. On 17 Sep 1862 he was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, and on 13 Jan 1863 he ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds. He served July 12, 1861 - Jan. 13, 1863 - 17 month 1 day. On 9 Jul 1864 he married Julia A. Balcom, 19, daughter of Warren and Lydia (Trask) Balcom, at Sutton, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both. They had five children, and three were still living in 1900.Children: William, Jane, Lena V, and Nellie. In 1879 Marquis and Julia were living at Albany, Albany County, New York. They appear to have separated later in life. It is believed that he had a second family in Philadelphia. However Julia received the widow's pension in Massachusetts. He applied for an Invalid Pension Feb. 9, 1868, and Julia filed for Widow’s Pension after his death in Jan 30, 1908 at age 64.  He cannot be found in census schedules after the war, and how he came to be in Berlin is a mystery.
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79.    Corporal William Chalfont Stoner
William was born May 12, 1838, son of Charles and Dorothea Schwab Stoner.  He married Rose Ann Miller before the war. They evidently did not have children.
Height - 5' 4 1/2"; Hair - Dark Brown; Complexion - Fair; Eyes – Grey. He was a blacksmith.  
William enrolled Apr. 18, 1861 at age 23 in Somerset Co. Pa. as a Corporal in Co. A, 39th Regiment 10th Pa. Reserves Corps. He mustered in June 20, 1861 SS, July 21, 1861 as Private in Camp Wilkins, Harrisburg, Pa. He was wounded Dec. 13, 1862 at Fredericksburg, but  mustered out June 11, 1864 with company. He applied for an Invalid Pension May 1, 1871; Rose Ann applied for Widow’s Pension after his death in 1872, at age 34.  He did have a military stone before this large stone.
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80.    Corporal Henry Stuck
Henry was born in 1841 in Somerset Co. Pa., the son of Henry and Elizabeth Stuck, immigrants of Lauderbach, Germany. He married Susan Suder after the war. It appears that they had no children. Eyes - Gray; Hair - Dark; Complexion - Fair; Height - 5' 5". He was Farmer.
He enlisted Aug. 11, 1862 at age 21 in Berlin, Somerset Co. Pa.as a Private in Co. F. 142nd. Regiment Pa. Infantry.   He mustered in Aug. 25, 1862 at Harrisburg, Pa. by Lieutenant Brayton, U. S. A.  He mustered out May 29, 1865 with company  Served Sept. 2, 1862 - May 29, 1865 - 32 month 27 days.  Promoted to Corporal Oct. 22, 1864.  He was in the following battles: Fredericksburg; On detached duty at Commissary and returned to company Apr. 1864; Wilderness; Laurel Ridge; Spottsylvania; Bethesda Church; Petersburg; Weldon R. R.; Popular Grove Church; Peebles Farm; Raid to Bellfield; Dabney's Mill, where he was wounded Feb. 6th and returned Feb. 19th; Boydtown; Plank Road; Five Forks and Lee's Surrender. On May 19, 1863 he is to be charged for knapsack which he lost on last march. He applied for an Invalid Pension: Applied Apr. 16, 1892 and Mar. 4, 1907. Susan applied for a Widow’s Pension Mar. 2, 1914. He died Feb. 17, 1914, at age 85.
* Jacob Zorn Diary page 186 [Lists him as Private]
* Heffley's Civil War Diary page 49
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81.    Corporal Ephraim Tremmel
Ephraim was born Mar. 31, 1839, son of Frederick (a German immigrant) and Isabel Tremel of Berlin area. He married Elizabeth Cope, an immigrant from Hannover, Germany. One Child: Jenetta Cottom.  Height - 5'6 1/2"; Hair - Dark; Complexion - Fair; Eyes – Dark. He was a laborer.
He first enlisted 1861 Private Co. G 54th Regiment Pa. Infantry. He re-enrolled Mar. 11, 1864 at age 20 in Patterson's Creek, Va. As a Corporal Co. G, 54th Pa. Infantry He was discharged 1865, having served Mar. 11, 1864 - May 31, 1865 - 14 month 20 days. He re-enlisted Nov. 1, 1865 in Co G, 5th U. S. Cavalry Discharged May 31, 1865 by General Order. He applied for an Invalid Pension June 15, 1889, for Rheumatism, Heart trouble, Cough and shortness of breath. Elizabeth applied for Widow’s Pension after his death on May 31, 1898, at age 59. Isabelle remarried to a Paul after his death.
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82.    Private John C Weimer
John was born 1843 in Berlin, Somerset Co. Pa  the son of Jacob and Harriet Weimer. Married Mary A Hersh, and had sons, John A in 1873, and Irvin E, Charles Milton, Mary M, George E.   Eyes - Brown; Hair - Dark; Complexion - Dark; Height - 5' 4"  He was a miner.
John enrolled Aug. 20, 1862 at age 18 in Berlin, Somerset Co. Pa. by F. A. Edmunds Private Co. F 142nd Pa. Infantry. He mustered in Aug. 25, 1862 at Harrisburg, Pa. by Lieutenant Brayton, U. S. A. He mustered out with company May 29, 1865, having served Aug. 25, 1862 - May 29, 1865 - 33 month 4 days. He left the company at Harrisburg before he was mustered in, but Captain Edmunds made arrangements to have some man answer to Weimer's name. Weimer was reported a deserter and remained at home until April 1864, when he was taken as a deserter and sent forward to the regiment. He served his time as cook for the Lieutenant and was mustered out with the regiment near Washington D. C. He died in 1887, at age 44 and Mary applied for Widow’s Pension Aug. 13, 1890.
Mentioned in Jacob Zorn Diary page 187
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83.    Private Chauncy Yutzy
Chauncy was born Mar. 8, 1840 son of John Yutzy, mother unk. Married first Mary “Polly” Lease, and 2nd Lucy Lowry. Children to Mary: John, Harriet, Abraham, Jacob, Jane and Charles.  He enlisted Oct. 1863 Private Co. A 181st Regiment 20th Pa. Cavalry Mustered in June 24, 1863 He mustered out July 13, 1865 with Co. A 1st Pa. Provisional Cavalry  Discharged July 13, 1865. He applied for an Invalid Pension in Jan. 2, 1880 and Mar. 15, 1910. He died Jan. 25, 1922, at age 81. Lucy had died 10 years earlier. Chauncy outlived both wives, and is buried with both.
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84.    Private Edward Zorn   Brother to Jeremiah – same company
Edward was born Dec. 31, 1827, the son of Jacob and Gertrude Maust Zorn. Brother to Jeremiah. He married Amanda J Wagner. Children: Mary, Franklin Edwin, Emma, Hulda.
Height 5' 10"; Hair - Black; Complexion - Dark; Eyes – Brown. He was a brick maker.
Edward enlisted Oct. 15, 1861 as a Private in Co. B, 54th Regiment Pa. Infantry. He was discharged Feb. 1864 Served Sept. 3, 1861 - July 15, 1865 - 46 month 12 days.
He applied for an Invalid Pension Mar. 31, 1879, for Disease of Heart, Liver and Rectum, results of Chronic Diarrhea; Rejected Jan 29, 1898 for increase. Amanda applied for Widow’s Pension after his death Dec. 3, 1903, at age 75.
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85.    1st Lieutenant Jacob J Zorn  Wrote the book!
Jacob was born Apr. 30, 1838 in Berlin, Somerset Co. Pa, son of Michael and Louisa Dom (Darmstadt Germany)  Zorn. Brother to Michael A Zorn. Married Ellen Jemima Statler, Children: Robert H, Edith, George Statler, Nellie, and Annie. Brother of Jackson and Michael A
Eyes - Blue; Hair - Dark; Complexion - Fair; Height - 5' 11". He was a plasterer.
He enrolled Aug. 8, 1862 at age 24 in Berlin, as a Sergeant in Co. F, 142nd  Regiment Pa. Infantry. He mustered in Aug. 25, 1862 at Harrisburg, Pa. by Lieutenant Brayton, U. S. A. He was promoted from Sergeant to 1st Sergeant May 25, 1864, and commissioned 1st Lieutenant June 3, 1865. He was discharged May 29, 1865 at Washington, D. C. as 1st Lieutenant, having served Aug. 25, 1862 - May 29, 1865 - 33 month 4 days. He was taken prisoner at Gettysburg, held prisoner for 3 months before being exchanged. Thrice offered a parole but refused, hoping to escape, but hope was in vain. Prisoners were marched to Staunton, Va., and from there to Richmond, Va. Paroled on Aug. 1, 1863 He rejoined command in 1863. He sent his Bible home with William Platt because the print was too fine. He was in the following battles: Fredericksburg; Chancellorsville; Gettysburg; Wilderness; Laurel Ridge; Spotsylvania; North Ann River; Bethesda Church; Petersburg; Weldon R. R.; Popular Grove Church; Peebles Farm; Raid to Bellfield; Hatchers Run; Boydtown; Plank Road; Five Forks and Lee's Surrender.  He applied for Invalid Pension Dec. 1, 1898 and Mar. 9, 1907. He was granted an increase of pension in 1888. Widow Pension: Applied Mar. 13, 1914, Died Feb. 26, 1914, 9:00 a. m. Thursday, at age 75.
* Jacob Zorn Diary, page 52, 46, 90 and 176
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86.    Private Jeremiah Zorn
Jeremiah was born Dec. 31, 1825, son of Jacob and Gertrude Maust Zorn. Her married Mary Rubright. Children: Norman, Charles A, and Milton L. Height - 5' 7 ?"; Hair - Black; Complexion - Dark; Eyes – Brown. He was a moulder. He enlisted Sept. 17, 1861 as a Private in Co. B, 54th Regiment Pa. Infantry. He was discharged Sept. 16, 1864, having served Feb. 23, 1864 - July 15, 1865 - 16 month 22 days. He applied for an Invalid Pension on June 1, 1880, due to rheumatism. He was bedridden. Mary applied for Widow’s Pension after his death on Feb. 8, 1893, at age 67.
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87.    Private Michael A Zorn
Michael was born Apr. 3, 1843, son of Michael and Louisa Dom Zorn. He married Sarah Ellen Atchison, and was a brother to Jacob J.  Child: Charles Winslow Zorn.
Height - 5' 4"; Hair - Light; Complexion - Fair; Eyes – Light. He was a plasterer and a cabinet maker. Michael enrolled Dec. 28, 1861 at age 18 in Somerset, Somerset Co.as a Private in Co. G, 54th Regiment Pa. Infantry Pa. He mustered in Dec. 28, 1861 at Harrisburg, Pa. Re-enlisted Feb. 23, 1864 at Cumberland, Md as a Musician in Co. D 54th Regiment.  He was discharged May 31, 1865 by General Order. He applied for an Invalid Pension June 6, 1892 and Mar. 7, 1907. Died Apr. 6, 1919 in Braddock, Pa. where he was living with his son. His wife died before him.
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88.  Private Simon Hoffman

Simon was born Jan. 21, 1828 in Frankfort, Germany. He married Catherine, who was also a German immigrant. They had at least two sons, Peter and James, both born in Virginia. He lived in Northampton Township while in PA. He enlisted as a Private Co. F 2nd Regiment Maryland Potomac Home Brigade, and served Oct. 31, 1861 - Dec. 10, 1864 - 37 month 9 days. He was a prisoner at Andersonville for 430 days. Member of M. C. Lowry Post, G. A. R.  He applied for an Invalid Pension Oct. 6, 1879. His Widow, Catherine, applied for Widow’s Pension after his death on Jan. 21, 1899.

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