John Swarlens
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John SWARLENS

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Pennsylvania

Comp. x, 55th Pennsylvania Volunteers Infantry

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Enlisted

mustered Sept. 17, 1861 for 3 years in Robesonia, Berks Co

Discharged

mustered out with Company, Aug. 30, 1865 in Harrisburg, Pa Veteran: reenlisted in Beaufort, S.C., on January 1864

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Biography :

John Swarlens was admitted in the Home in July 1874, 65 y.o., stating living in Dauphin Co. Pennsylvania, a shoemaker and widower, no relatives given, suffering from rheumatism contracted in the field. He died on July 30, 1874 of peritonitis in Home Hospital and is buried Section A  - H grave 66. 

A Jean Swarker, 43 y.o. , farmer, arrived on board Goodwin on August 23, 1852 in New York. No Belgians in Berks Co. in the 1860 census except a Clergyman. No Belgians in Dauphin Co. in the 1870 census, except a farm laborer.

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Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Dayton,  Ohio