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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS 



VOLUME ONE 



A Collection of All Kinds of Historical Items Affecting Snyder 

County From The Settlement of The First Pioneers in 

This Section, to The Names of The Soldiers 

In The World War, 1917-19 



Compiled by 
GEO. W. WAGENSELLER, A. M., Litt. M. 



Assisted by 
Miss Clara R. Winey 



Published by 

The Middleburgh Post 

Middleburgh, Pa. 

1919 



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PREFACE 

In presenting to the public this first volume of Snyder 
County Annals, Volume No. 1, some explanation is necessary. 
Beginning in 1915, we issued the first 32 pages of this book, and 
gave it as a premium with the POST. The second 32 pages, or 
those from pages 33 to 64, were issued in 1916, and used in the 
same way. 

The writer saw so much valuable history that should be pre- 
served in book form, and the pamphlets seemed to supply only 
a temporary need, that he concluded that the work should be 
continued until there were sufficient pages to bind in stiff covers 

for permanent use. 

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The arrangement of the material is any thing but orderly, — 
it is a collection of valuable Snyder County history, thrown into 
the book, where it was most convenient. To us it was the 
choice of doing it this way or not at all, and we chose this 
method, rather than not do it at all. The material has been 
selected from the POST for its historical value as it appeared in 
the newspaper, and the linotype slugs made up in book pages 
and printed before slugs were thrown away. This is the reason 
the material could not be arranged in a logical or chronological 
order. 

We have endeavored, so far as possible, to eliminate the ob- 
jectionable features of this miscellaneous collection by the use. 
of an index added at the end of the book. 

The items taken from the Union Times and the Union Star 
at New Berlin, are such that apply to the present confines of 
what is now Snyder County. 

The book contains records of soldiers of Snyder County, 
engaged in every war, from the Revolutionary War down to 
the great World War, 1917-19. 

There are many more items of just such history to fill many 
more volumes of "Snyder County Annals." What may be done 
in the matter of issuing additional volumes will depend upon 
two things, — first the amount of time at our disposal and second, 
the support given this volume by the public. 

With this explanation, and with its many imperfections 
in order of arrangement, in behalf of the historians of the future, 
we present this volume to the public interested in Snyder County 
history. We trust it may be the means of preserving many items 
of history that otherwise might have been lost. 

Middleburg, Penna., May 1, 1919. 



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SNYDER COUNTY SOLDIERS' MONUMENT 
(Erected 1905 by The County Commissioners;) 
The G. A. R. Association of Snyder County did not approve of this 
design, preferring the Memorial Building idea. The Commissioners dis- 
regarded the wishes of the soldiers, ordered the shaft and paid $8000 out of 
the County Treasury for it. Through the influence of the G. A. R. the 
County Commissioners were surcharged with $1250.00, January L906, 
which amount they were compelled to pay back into the County Treasury. 
The Monument was never dedicated, and the soldiers even refused t, 
the G. A. R. badge to be placed on the shaft. 



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HASSINGER'S CHURCH 

(Two Miles West of Middleburg) 

This is a drawing from memory of the second building, erected 1799; 
i taken down, 1871. 



NOTE 

The price Fifty cents noted on pages 1, 33, and 65, was the 
price for the 32 pages sections as issued and has no reference to 
the price of this complete book. 



SNYDER 

COUNTY 

ANNALS 



No. 1. 



Price Fifty Cents, Postpaid 



Contents : 

Snyder County History Outlined by Public 
Roads, By Geo. W. Wagenseller, A. M., - Page 2 

Selinsgrove to Weiser's Mill By Edwin 
Charles, Page 9 

Revolutionary Soldiers of Snyder-Union 
Counties, Page 15 



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Published By- 



The Middleburgh POST, 



Middleburgh, Pa. 

Copyrighted 1915. 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS, No. I. 






OUTLINED By PUBLIC ROADS 



Interesting Historical Data, Suggested All Along the 
Important Highways in All Parts of the County, 

Written by Geo. W. Wagenseller and Edwin Charles. 



Snyder county was erected in 1855, 
having been taken from the south- 
ern half of Union County. It was 
named in honor of Governor Snyder. 
The Act of the Legislature divid- 
ing Union County was approved May 
5, 1855. The Act provided for an 
election by popular vote, March 16th 
following, whether the division 
should be made. The election was 
held and the vote resulted for 
division, 1688; against division, 1643; 
majority for division, 45. 

A vote was also taken to deter- 
mine the location of the county seat 
and any town furnishing a subscrip- 
tion of ten thousand dollars for the 
erection of county buildings, would 
become eligible to have the county 
seat. Middleburg, Selinsgrove and 
Freeburg were approved competitors 
for the place. The vote resulted 
as follows: Middleburg, 1357; Selins- 
grove, 922; Freeburg, 208. Middle- 
burg was selected. 

By authority of an Act passed on 
March 21, 1866, an election was held 
April 24, 1866, in an effort to re- 
move the county seat from Middle- 
burg to Selinsgrove. The vote was 
for removal, 1404; against removal, 
1757; majority against removal, 353. 
Middleburg retained the county seat, 
and remains the county seat at the 
present time. 

The court house and county jail 
were built during 1855 and 1856, and 
Dec. 12, 1856, the grand jury rec- 
ommended their acceptance. In 
1885, a new jail was erected. In 
1867 the court house was en- 
larged by the addition of twelve 
feet to the front and twenty-seven 
feet to the rear. At the February 
term of court, 1915, the grand jury 
recommended an addition of twenty 
feet to the rear of the court house 



the erection of a new front and 
making interior changes including 
fire proof vaults. 

Snyder County has an area of 317 
square miles. Jacks Mountain and 
Penns Creek form, for the most 
part, the Northern boundary, while 
Shade Mountain extends East and 
West through the central portion. 
The Middle Creek Valley comprises 
the fertile farms lying between the 
Jacks and Shade Mountains. The 
Eastern portion adjoins the Susque- 
hanna river and abounds with some 
of the most arable land in the 
state. The population figures for 
Snyder County are as follows: 

1860 15,035 

1870 15,606 

1880 17,797 

1890 17,651 

1900 17,304 

1910 16,800 

There are eighteen districts, of 
which there are three toroughs and 
fifteen townships. The roroughs are 
Selinsgrove, Middleburg and Beaver- 
town. 

Selinsgrove 
As early as 1755 settlers began to 
locate at this place. It was Oct. 
15, 1755 that the settlers were at- 
tacked by the Indians, and all of 
them, twenty-five in number, were 
killed or carried away. The town 
was laid out by Anthony Selin, for 
whom it was named. 

In 1827, by an Act of the Legisla- 
ture, Selinsgrove was incorporated 
into a borough, but the opposition 
of the inhabitants of Penn Town- 
ship, caused the Legislature to re- 
peal the Act in 1828. September 
24, 1853, the court of Union Coun- 
ty, by decree made Selinsgrove a 
borough. The first church was er- 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS, No. 1. 



ected in Selinsgrove 1802 — 3, on the 
corner of Market and Bough streets, 
called the Union church. Captain 
Anthony Selin opened the first ho- 
tel in Selinsgrove in 1784. 

Missionary Institute was estab- 
lished in Selinsgrove in 1858. The 
name was changed Feb. 28, 1895 to 
Susquehanna University. From one 
central building the institution grew 
until it now has six large buildings 
and many smaller ones including a 
number of dwelling houses for the 
use of married men who are study- 
ing for the ministry. The enterprise 
furnishes all the collegiate courses 
as well as Theological courses. 

The Susquehanna Female College 
was a flourishing institution from 
1858 to 1870, when it was abandoned. 

Governor Snyder Mansion 
One of the most historic places in 
Selinsgrove.is the old home of Gover- 
nor Simon Snyder, who was the 
chief executive of Pennsylvania from 
1808 to 1817. It was built by M<r. 
Snyder in 1816 while he was Gov- 
ernor and stands on the East side 
of Market street near the centre 
of the town. With its massive walls, 
it stands out prominently as if to 
call attention of something of in- 
terest. The grounds surrounding 
this mansion are cultivated and or- 
namented with great care. The large 
old fashioned stairway, easy to as- 
cend, with its several broad land- 
ings at every turn; the arched 
doorway, ten feet in height; the open 
hearth in all the rooms, even to 
the third floor; the wide open fire 
place in the kitchen with its swing- 
ing crane, still linger to tell us what 
was once the delight of its first 
occupant, the patriotic Governor Si- 
mon Snyder. During the great con- 
flagration of 1874, the fire swept 
for a block and a half and was stop- 
ped at this historic stone structure, 
but not without doing some little 
damage to the third story and the 
large side porch was consumed which 
was afterwards repaired. 

The Snyder Monument 
On the Old Lutheran cemetery 
lies the remains of the late Gover- 
nor Snyder. To mark the place is 
erected a Quincy granite monument 
surmounted with a life size bust 
of the late Governor. The monument 
was purchased by the state by order 
of a legislative Act, May 24,1881 The 
monument was unveiled May 27, 1885 



when a special train brought from 
Harrisburg Governor Pattison and 
the members of both Houses of the 
Legislature. Three thousand dollars 
was appropriated for the monument. 
Middleburg 

Elevation, Market Square, 498 ft. 
above sea level. 

Settlers began coming in here as 
early as 1755 to 1760. Jan. 10, 1768, 
Frederick Stump and John Ironcut- 
ter (Eisenhauer) murdered ten In- 
dians along a stream within the 
present limits of the borough, and 
it is known as Stump's run. A lit- 
tle red school house, the first in 
the village stood by this stream and 
was known as Stump's Run academy. 

On the banks of this stream 
stands a large monument erected 
by the county commissioners, by 
order of court, in memory of the 
soldiers and sailors who fought in 
the several wars of the United 
States. It was erected Dec. 1, 
1904 at a cost of $8000. The old 
soldiers wanted a memorial design, 
instead of the shaft, and a bitter 
fight ensued which resulted in the 
county auditors surcharging, Jan. 8, 
1906, the county commissioners the 
sum of $1250, on the ground of an 
excessive price for the monument. 

The soldiers determined to have a 
. real Memorial and one was erected 
near the Lutheran church. The 

corner stone was laid Sept. 28, 1905, 
and the memorial was dedicated on 
Sept. 10, 1908. The interior is lin- 
ed with marble and the names of all 
the soldiers and sailors of Snyder 
county are preserved within its 

walls. This memorial building is 
always open to the public. Feb. 12, 
1909, Lincoln's birthday was celebrat- 
ed by the public schools of Snyder 
county and $2700 was collected to 
pay on the debt on the Memorial. 
Sept 12, 1912, the Sunday schools 
took up a collection for the same 
purpose. John F. Stetler was the 
architect and builder. 

In the Lutheran church, Middle- 
burg a memorial tablet to the 
late Rev. Dr. I. P. Neff, was unveil- 
ed May 10, 1903. 

The iron bridge, on Sugar street, 
known as "Lovers' Retreat Bridge 
was erected September and October 
1896, and it was said was the onl> 
bridge erected in Snyder county 
where the water bad to be hauled 
to make the mortar. * MMAlo _ 

The wooden bridge across Middle- 
Creek, which was repaired and a 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS, No. 1. 



walk added to the East side in 1908, 
was then said to be over 100 years 
old, and erected by John Aurand, 
about 1808. This date has not 

been verified and the story seems 
incr editable as the main road for- 
merly extended through town on 
Market street and there was a ford 
one-fourth mile farther east many 
years later. 

On the north-west corner of Mark- 
et and Sugar streets in the main 
part of the town stands a large 
three story store building and dwell- 
ing of W. W. Wittenmyer. When 
the town was laid out in 1800 the lot 
on which this building stands was 
sold by John Swineford to Michael 
Wittenmyer, a clock maker, in con- 
sideration of an eight day clock. 
The bank lot on the opposite corn- 
er was sold in 1893 for $4000. 
The Main Highways 

We give below a few of the im- 
portant historical points along the 
main highways of Snyder County: 
Northumberland To Selinsgrove 

Beginning at the east end of the 
Northumberland bridge, spanning the 
west branch of the Susquehanna 
river, the road leading south to Se- 
linsgrove passes through historic ter- 
ritory. The toll bridge was built by 
Theodore Burr, having begun in 1812 
and finished it in two years. It 
was a toll bridge until June 7, 1904, 
when it was made free and was 
bought by the three counties, Sny- 
der, Northumberland and Union. 

The road passes along the noted 
Blue Hill, on the top of which for- 
merly was located Hotel Shikellimy, 
which was burned July 1, 1895. On 
one of the rocks extending over the 
driveway can be seen a natural pro- 
file of Shikellimy, the old Indian 
chief, who sauntered along this 
mountain for many years, while 
just across the river at Sunbury is 
the noted Fort Augusta. Blue Hill 
is moted far and wide for its beau- 
tiful scenery. Just as the traveler 
emerges from the narrow road he ap- 
proaches and crosses a stone bridge 
over a small stream, built with one 
of those old fashioned arches. 

To our left we see the toll bridge 
running into Sunbury. The erection 
began August 6, 1906 and was com- 
pleted and opened for travel, Oct. 
5, 1907. 

For a half mile beginning at the 
stone bridge, we are traveling on the 
first State road ever built by the 



Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Ap- 
plication for this road was made 
Sept. 1, 1903; Governor Pennypack- 
er personally handled the first shov- 
el full of dirt, April 15, 1904. 

This is part of the road from 
Lewisburg to Selinsgrove which was 
laid out by James F. Linn, May 1829. 

The State road has since been ex- 
tended into Selinsgrove and through 
the town. Just at the end of the 
first half mile of state road, on the 
left hand side stands the old hotel, 
formerly known as the "Keensville 
Hotel" conducted for many years 
by George Keen and later by his 
widow, Mrs. Sarah Keen, who died 
Jan. 19, 1902, aged 96 years, then 
the oldest person in Snyder county. 

A short distance to the right is 
the trolley road running from Sun- 
bury to Selinsgrove. Construction 
of the same began October 1, 1907, 
and completed in the spring of 
190-8. Two miles from the toll bridge 
is Rolling Green Park properly 
known as the People's Play Ground, 
which was opened to the public on 
Aug. 13, 1908. 

On both sides of the road from 
here to the State Bridge above Se- 
linsgrove, the land was bought in 
1906 for the Northern Central Con- 
necting Railway Company for a large 
railroad yard and a pressed steel 
car plant; but before the scheme was 
fully matured, President Cassat died, 
and the scheme was abandoned. It 
is on these lands that the National 
Guard Encampments have been held. 

Next we cross an iron bridge a- 
cross Penns Creek erected by the 
state of Pennsylvania in 19Q5 at a 
cost of $65,000. There are only two 
spans, and the price has always been 
regarded with considerable suspicion. 



Selinsgrove to Richfield 
Leading out of Selinsgrove toward 
the south, this road for half a mile 
is the same as the one going to 
Port Trevorton. At the half mile 
limit, the road leads to the right 
over Sand Hill to the village of 
Kantz and Middleoreek, where there 
are two covered wooden bridges ov- 
er which we cross. At February 
term of court 1820, Samuel Temple- 
ton, Geo. Boyer, Geo. Miller, Samu- 
el Baum, Jr., Joseph Stilwell, and 
Christopher Seebold were appointed 
commissioners to view sites for 
two bridges over the two branches 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS, No. 1. 



of Middlecreek at this place. At 
May sessions they reported favor- 
ably on both bridges, the report 
was confirmed by the court and the 
contract was given to Col. J. C. Her- 
rold, who shortly afterward built 
the bridges; the bridges, however 
have since been replaced with other 
structures. 

One mile farther on the left side 
of the road is a grist mill built by 
Christian Houtz. We are now in 
Washington township, a district 
which in 1830 had twelve distilleries 
and one school. 

One and one-halif mile more and 
we come to the beautiful town of 
Freeburg, which has a reputation far 
and wide as a musical town. For 
many years there) was a musical 
school conducted at this place and 
students from all over the state 
were educated in music here. The 
village was founded in 179'6 by An- 
drew Straub and was called Straub's 
town for many years.Im 1874, an un- 
successful effort was made to in- 
corporate the town into a borough, 
but the majority of the citizens 
were against it, and the project 
failed. 

More than 327 horse sales have 
been held in Freeburg by F. E. Hil- 
bish. 

On the Evergreen cemetery laid 
out by Augustus Springman stands a 
beautiful monument erected by the 
school children of Snyder County to 
the memory of Major Wm. H. Dill, 
who died while county superintend- 
ent. The monument tears this in- 
scription "William H. Dill, died May 
1, 1886, aged 44 years, 8 months and 
five days. He enlisted as O. S. 
Co. D. 131st, Regt. N. Y. Vols, and 
was promoted to Capt. Co. I, 118th, 
Regiment Colored Troops, served 
through the war and was mustered 
out as Major. He died while 
serving as County Superintendent." 
The Carp of Sons of Veterans of 
Seiinsgrove was named in his hon- 
or and attended the unveiling in a 
body. 

Leaving the town and traveling 
about four miles due west brings us 
into the town of Fremont (Mt. Pleas- 
ant Mills, Post Office) in Perry 
township, which was erected in 1816 
and was named in honor of Com- 
modore Perry. Mahantango Creek 
flows through the town. At one time 
there were twelve grist mills and 
fourteen saw millis on this stream 
and its tributaries. 



Five miles more brings us to 
Richfield, situate just across the 
Mahantango Creek in Juniata Coun- 
ty. The stream forms the bound- 
ary line between Snyder and Juniata 
Counties, and furnishes water pow- 
er for a large number of mills, one 
of them about a mile farther East, 
The Old West Perry Mill, the or- 
iginal building, erected by John S. 
Snyder in 1778, is still standing and 
is in use, with modern machinery. 

Seiinsgrove to Middleburg 
The road from Seiinsgrove to Mid- 
dleburg, almost due west, is a 
state highway, — distance ten miles. 
It traverses the rich agricultural 
section of fertile Middle Creek Val- 
ley. As the traveller emerges from 
Seiinsgrove, he beholds on the left 
side of the road the beautiful camp- 
us and the five large buildings of 
Susquehanna University. 

1. Seiinsgrove Hall, erected 1858 — 
1859. 

2. Gustavus Adolphus Hall, erected 
1894—1895. 

3. Seibert Hall, erected 1901—1902. 

4. Alumni Gymnasium, erected 1902 — 
1903. 

5. Steele Science Hall, erected 1912 
—1913. 

Memorials 
In Gustavus Adolphus Hall, we 
find the following memorials: 

1. Bronze Tablet, containing Lin- 
coln's Gettysburg address, placed 1909 
the Centennary of his birth. 

2. Memorial portrait of Governor 
Simon Snyder, made by F. Gutekunst 
Pbila., unveiled Nov. 24, 1909, Found- 
er's Day, by Gon. Simon Snyder, U. 
S. A., grand son of Gov. Snyder. 

3. Collection of 42 pictures of 
Gustavus Adolphus, 15 of them fram- 
ed. 

4. Brass Memorial Tablet, with 
the following inscriptions: 

Ad Gloriam. 

Majoram Dei and to Honorably 
Perpetuate the Names of the Men 
Appointed in 1856 by the Evangelic- 
al Lutheran Synod of Maryland to 
Organize the Missionary Institute, 
viz: 

The Rev. B. Kurtz, D. D., LL. D. 

The Rev. J. G. Butler, D. D., LL. 
D. 

The Rev. J. M'Cron, D. D. 

The Rev. Geo. Diehl, D. D. 

The Rev. F. R. Anspach, D. D. 

Mr. C. W. Humrighouse. 

Mr. Wm. Bridges. 

Mr. W. A. Wisong. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS, No. 1. 



Mr. John Rheen. 

W. M. Kemp, M. D. 

5 Memorial Portraits of 
Rev. B. Kurtz, D. D. LL. D. Found- 
er, Author, Church leader. 

Rev. H. Ziegler, D. D., Author 
and Theological Professor 1858 — 81. 

Rev. P. Born, D. D., Principal and 
Professor, 1859—1899. 

Rev. J. R. Dimni, DD., LL. D. 
Professor and President, 1882 — 1906. 

Rev. M. Rhodes, D. D. LL. D., 
Alun nus, Author and Theologian. 

Rev. C. F. W. Walter, D. D., Em- 
inent Theologian, and Founder of 
"Missouri Lutherans." 

Rev. Henry Melchoir Muhlenburg, 
Patriarch of the Lutheran Church 
in America. 

Rev. David A. Day, D. D., Mission- 
ary Supt. in Africa, 1874 — 1898. 

In Seibert Hall we find Memorial 
portraits of: 

1. Rev. John Harpster, D. D., 
Missionary in India. 

2. Rev. S. W. Owen, D. D., LL. D., 
Eminent Divine. 

3. Rev. S. Domer, D. D. 

4. Mrs. Esther Stroup, Bloomsburg, 
Pa. Founder of Professorship. 

The following Memorials are on 
the Campus: 

1. Sun-Dial, unveiled Nov. 24, 1908, 
inscribed as follows: Missionary In- 
stitute, 1858-1894. Susquehanna Uni- 
versity, 1894—1908. Rev. Benjamin 
Kurtz, D. D., LL. D., Founder, 1795 
—1865." 

2. Granite Celtic Cross, marking 
the place selected by Dr. Kurtz for 
his grave, Bronze tablet on base 
with the following words: Rev. Benj- 
amin Kurtz, D. D., LL. D., Founder, 
Si Monumentum Requirit Circum- 
spiee." Founders' Day 1913. 

3. Steel Flag Staff. Flag elevated 
Founders' Day 1914. 

4. Conglomerate Rock, before 
Steele Science Hall. A Boulder 
located near Selinsgrove by the Ter- 
minal Moraine of a Glacier. 

Two miles west of the town we 
come to the village of Salem. The 
original center of activity about the 
place was at Row's church, a 
quaint log edifice erected in 1780. 
A second church, a brick was erect- 
ed in 1816 & the third, a modern ed- 
ifice erected in 1897. The first 
church was erected during the Rev- 
olutionary war; the second during 
the War of 1812 and the third dur- 
ing the Spanish-American War. 

For the next few miles lie stretch- 



es of the best farms in the state. 
Along the road are two telephone 
lines, the one erected by the Penn 
Telephone Company in 1897 and the 
other erected by the Middlecreek 
Valley Telephone Company in 1910. 

At the railroad crossing in Kream- 
er, Jan. 25, 1895, occurred a bob- 
sled collision with a double header 
freight train in which Isaac Romig 
and his son, Charles, were killed 
and many others injured. 

A few feet farther stands the old 
brick hotel that has been in ser- 
vice for many years. When Snyder 
County was still a part of Union 
County, special sessions of Court 
were held at this tavern for cases 
involving the immediate neighbor- 
hood. At one of these courts the 
building was crowded with people 
and the floor broke down. The brok- 
en floor shaped like a V and it 
happened that Richard Mertz, a well 
known local itinierant was in un- 
der but he was not hurt. The story 
is told that Mertz came into the 
New Berlin Court House, while a 
lot of lawyers were standing around 
the stove,. Mertz said it reminded 
him of "Dante's Inferno" and one 
of them asked why, and Mertz re- 
plied that the lawyers were next 
to the fire. 

Just beyond the town to the left 
of the road, a short distance in the 
field stands the old "Kreamer Block 
House". It is said to have been er- 
ected prior to 1781 and when at- 
tacks were made by the savages the 
white settlers gathered here for 
protection and self defense. 

A mile farther west, on the 
North side of Middle Creek, in 1781, 
the Indians killed five members of 
the Stock family. 

About thirty red skims engaged in 
the slaughter. The white pursuers 
attacked the Indians and killed and 
scalped many of the savages. The 
Stocks were buried on a field on 
the farm. 135 years have passed 
since then. In the long ago, some 
thoughtful hands erected a shaft at 
the graves of the Stocks, some stone 
gathered in the nearby hills. Some 
thirty years ago, a change of owner- 
ship obliterated all traces of the 
graves, the markers fell before 
the plow and the harrow, and but 
few of the present generation are 
able to locate the graves. 

Middlecreek Valley Railroad 
As we enter the town of Middle- 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS, No. 1. 



burg we cross the tracks of the 
Sunbury and Lewistown Railroad 
which was completed in 1871 as the 
Middlecreek Valley Railroad. Nov. 1, 
1871 the first train was run from 
Lewistown to Selinsgrove. Dec. 1, 
1871, the first passenger train was 
run from Lewistown to Sunbury. 

Middleburg to McClure 
The distance from Middleburg to 
McClure is about sixteen miles 
due west and the driving road 
parallels the S. & L. railroad. Two 
miles west of the town stand the 
historic Hassinger churches. 

As early as 1785 a very rude build- 
ing was erected on the site of the 
present white church (the Eastern 
one); 1779 a more substantial struc- 
ture took its place.tn 1871-2,occurred 
a split and the 'General Synod mem- 
bers went one-fourth mile farther 
west and built a church. This 
building was damaged by lightning 
in 1914, and was torn down and a 
beautiful modeinn structure has aris- 
en in its stead. The General Coun- 
cil Lutheran church (at the East- 
ern site) in 1871 erected a new 
building.the third on the same site. 
The new building on the western site 
will soon be ready for dedication. 
Rev. J. P. Shindel, Sr. Rev. J. P. 
Shindel, Jr. Rev. S. P. Orwig, Dr. 
A. H. Spangler, Dr. E. H. Leisen- 
ring and many other noted and dis- 
tinguished divines have officiated at 
these churches. Rev. H. A. Stauf- 
fe>r is the General Synod pastor, and 
Rev. E. E. Gilbert is the General 
Council pastor at this time. 

Well may it be said, the antipathy 
of 1871 existing between the two 
congregations, has died away and 
the most friendly relations now ex- 
ist between the congregations of 
these two old churches. 



Paxtonville Bridge 
Going almost due south to the vil- 
lage of Paxtonville we cross a wood- 
en bridge erected over Middlecreek 
by "Union county in 1851. County 
Commissioners, James Barb in, John 
Wilt and Geo. Heimbach met at the 
house of John S. Kern, in Centre 
township, Friday, March 28, 1851 and 
awarded the contract to John Bilger 
to build the bridge across Middle- 
creek, near Beaver Furnace. The 
original contract called for $1248 but 
the county statement Jan. 1852 shows 
that Mr. Bilger was paid $340 for 
additional improvements and raising 



the bridge two feet higher than con- 
tracted. 

Elevation at R. R. at Paxtonville, 
510 feet above sea level 

At Paxtonville stands the ruins 
of the old Beaver furnace, once the 
busiest industry in all of Middlecreek 
Valley. In 1848, Hon. Ner Middles- 
warth, Jacob Kern, John Kern, 
Daniel Kern and John C. Wil- 
son erected a blast furnace and op- 
erated it from Aug. 11, 1848, when 
it was fired until 1856, when it 
blew out. Ner Middleswarth bought 
the plant in 1856 and operated it 
for a while and sold it to Dr. Rooke, 
Jesse Walter, and Nutting and Franc- 
is, who operated it from 1863 to 1866. 
Then the furnace closed for good. 
The mines were operated by Robert 
Paxton from 1871 for some time. The 
power for the furnace was secured 
from a 200 feet head of water run- 
ning over two overshot wheels, one 
over the other. 

One-fourth mile west of the village 
now is found a large successful 
brick plant, which is converting the 
rich clay deposits into the highest 
grade bricks found in the market to- 
day. The erection of the plant be- 
gan May 1, 1907. The company went 
into bankruptcy Dec. 19, 1908. It 
was sold June 10, 1910, to H. New- 
ell, who never operated it and it 
was again sold May 1, 1913 to J. C. 
Fowler and W. H. Hill, of Watson- 
town, who have been since operat- 
ing the plant. 

The traveller proceeding westward 
beholds and admires the beauties of 
Shade mountain, which stretches in a 
long ridge not far from the south 
side of the road. A short distance 
East of Beavertown, we reach the 
farm of Ner Feese, on which late- 
ly was discovered gold and silver ore. 
This same farm was owned by his 
grand father, Hon. Ner Middleswarth. 
Beavertown elevation at R. R. 651 
feet above sea level 

Beavertown was laid out by Jacob 
Lechner in 1810.It was originally call- 
ed Swifttown, in honor of John Swift 
who had the land patented in 1760. 

The town had many prominent citi- 
zens, but the most noted in past his- 
tory is Honorable Ner Middleswarth 
whose sketch is given more complete 
elsewhere, Moses Spe<ht, etc. 

There is a sucessful automobile 
factory in this town. 

Two miles west is the town of 
Beaver Springs, which was founded 
by Adam Reger, and called Regers- 



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town. The town was laid out in 
1806. This town for many years was 
a busy place on account of operating 
ore mines, but the business has been 
entirely abandoned. Beaver Springs 
elevation at Post Office, 591 feet 
above sea level. Summit of Shade 
Mountain at Beaver Springs 1672 feet 
above sea level. 

Six miles west is the town of Mc- 
Clure, named in honor of the late 
Col. Alexander McClure, who was a 
director of the Middlecreek Valley 
R. R. which was built through the 
town in 1871. 

Several years ago the town boasted 
of two furniture factories, a broom 
factory and other industries. The 
furniture factories failed and the 
building is now used for a factory 
where folding houses are manufac- 
tured. Just recently the largest 
folding house ever made was pro- 
duced here and shipped to South 
America. 

We append the sketches of a few 
of the more prominent men who 
have lived in Snyder County. There 
are many others who should be 
mentioned, but the space alloted to 
us forbids. 

Governor Simon Snyder 

Simon Snyder, Governor of Penn- 
sylvania, from 1808 to 1817, was born 
in Lancaster, Pa. November 5, 1759. 
He was the son of Anthony Snyder 
and his wife, whose maiden nar e 
was Maria Elizabeth Knippenberg, 
but was first married to a Mr. 
Kreamer, who died in Germany. Si- 
mon Snyder moved to Selinsgrove, 
Northumberland County, (then Union, 
now Snyder County)in 1784. He serv- 
ed as Assemblyman from 1789 to 
1808 and was Speaker of the House 
from 1802 to 1808. He was Gover- 
nor for three terms from 1808 until 
1817. 

He was the first Governor to urge 
upon the Legislature the passage of 
an act for the establishment of free 
public schools, and had the temerity 
to veto the bank act at a time when 
his nomination for Governor depend- 
ed upon the members of the Legis- 
lature. It was this bold stroke that 
brought the admiration of the mem- 
bers of the legislature, and while 
the majority of them had voted for 
the bank bill, Governor Snyder was 
renominated. 

He was the Governor during the 
trying times of the War of 1812 and 
warmly supported the Federal Gov- 



ernment and became known as the 
Great War Governor of his time. 

After he retired as Governor he 
returned to his home in Selinsgrove 
and at the next general election 
was elected State Senator, but serv- 
ed only one session. He died Nov. 
19, 1819, and the state erected a 
large monument to his memory. It 
was unveiled May 27, 1885. 



Hon. Ner Middleswarth 

Hon. Ner Middleswarth was born 
Dec. 12, 1783, in New Jersey, and 
in 1792 his parents moved to Bea- 
vertown, now in Snyder countjr, and 
located on a farm one mile south 
of the town, where his grandson, 
Ner Feese, recently discovered valu- 
able gold and silver ore. He reared 
a large family and his numerous de- 
scendants are scattered over the ad- 
joining territory as well as in other 
states. 

In 1812, he raised a company of 
volunteers amd entered the service as 
Captain of his company, which was 
attached to the 8th Pennsylvania 
Rifles, commanded by Col. Irwin. 

In 1815 he was elected a member 
of the Legislature and for thirteen 
times he was elected to the same 
seat. Twice he was chosen Speak- 
er of the House, first in 1828 and 
next in 1836. For one term he rep- 
resented the di"trict in the State 
Senate. From 1853 to 1855 he was a 
member of congress. 

His last public service was as As- 
sociate Judge, having served for 
five years. He was a self-educated 
man, having attended school for only 
three months. 

He died June 2, 1865, having at- 
tained the age of 81 years, 5 
months and 21 days. 

Hon. George Kremer 

Hon. George Kremer was born in 
Middletown, Pa., Nov. 21, 1775 and 
died in Middleburg, Pa., Sept. 10, 
1854, aged 78 years, 9 months and 
19 days. He was a son of Jacob Krem- 
er, and was a nephew of Governor 
Simon Snyder, and in 1792 went to 
Selinsgrove where he was in the 
employ of Simon Snyder, afterwards, 
Covernor. 

He remained in Selinsgrove until 
1808 when he removed to Lewisburg. 
In 1812 he was elected to the Legis- 
lature, also in 1813. In 1822 and 
1824 he was elected to Congress, 
having served from 1823 to 1827. 

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er became involved in a dispute, 
which brought him into public notice. 
Mr. Kremer was firmly convinced 
that Henry Clay threw his influence 
against General Jackson, by which 
the ■electoral vote of Kentucky was 
given to Mr. Adams, for a considera- 
tion, and when the first place in 
the cabinet was tendered to and 
accepted by the Kentucky states- 
man, Congressman Kremer opened 
a volley of charges that created a 
sensation and disturbed the politics 
of the entire country. Under the 
date of Jam. 25, 1825, Hon. George 
Kremer published in the Columbian 
Observer a number of charges in- 
volving Mr. Clay. In response to 
this Mr. Clay, under date of Jan. 31, 
1825, in the National Intelligencer, 
made reply and challenged Mr. Krem- 
er to mortal combat. 

Mr. Kremer offered to prove his 
charges, but later found he was un- 
able to do so. 

April 2, 1827, he moved to Middle- 
burg, where he had purchased a 
tract of three hundred acres, the 
house being the brick owned and oc- 
cupied by Mr. Edwin Bower in 
Swineford. Mr. Kremer had estab- 
lished a burying ground on the lot 
opposite the street from his house 
where he and a number of his fan i- 
ly, including Oapt. Frederick Evans 
were buried. June 27, 1907, a num- 
ber of these bodies were removed 
to Glendale cemetery, Middle-. urg. 
Capt. Frederick Evans 

Among the heroic defenders of 
Fort McHenry, at Baltimore, on 
that memorable night Sept. 13, 1814 
in which the "Star Spangled Banner" 
was born, was Captain Frederick Ev- 
ans, a Middleburg man. He settled 
in Union county prior to 1800; was 
in the War of 1812 and was com- 
missioned Captain in the Seco?^ 
Regiment of Artillery July 23, 
1812. 

Four shells were thrown into the 
Fort. The fourth one did not ex- 
plode. Capt. Evans took charge of 
it, and having removed its explos- 
ive contents, kept it as a relic and 
a plaything for his children. The 
shell was marked: "A present from 
the King of England." The shell is 
now in possession of Bradford Ev- 
ans, a descendant, at Thompsontown, 
Juniata County, Pa. 

Frederick Evans resided at Se- 
linsgrove and about 1806 removed to 
Lewisburg. He was surveyor of 
Northumberlamd County, which then 



included Union and Snyder and 
was a member of the State Legisla- 
ture in 1810 and 1811. His only 
daughter, Catherine, married in 1811, 
George Kremer, afterwards Congress- 
man. In his later years he resided 
with Mr. Kremer at Middleburg, 
where he died Dec. 4, 1844, aged 79 
years. 



SELINSGROVE TO WEISER'S MILL 

(By Edwin Charles.) 
The state road leading from Se- 
linsgrove to Weiser's mill, a distance 
of approximately sixteen miles, tra- 
verses a section of country replete 
with history and noted for the beau- 
ty of its natural scenery. 

Immediately leaving Selinsgrove 
the traveller is impressed with a 
panoroma of farm lands of unusual 
richness and productivity. The land 
slopes in easy grades to the uplands 
on the right and rather more ab- 
ruptly to the Penns Creek on the 
left. 

Beyond the creek and extending 
to the river, we see the broad level 
acres of the southern half of the 
Isle of Que, a quaint name to be 
sure, and given according to Otzin- 
ichson by the French explorers who 
were early in this region. The name 
is a corruption of Isle a Queue (Tail 
Island.) This island has a history 
all its own, but I can mention only 
a few items. 

It was the Indian burying ground 
and the birth place of John and 
James Logan, noted sons of Shikel- 
limy, the celebrated Viceroy of the 
Six Nations. The horrible In- 
dian Massacre of 1755 was partly 
enacted on this Isle. There is a 
romantic story as to how the title 
of this island passed from the red 
man to the white man. The In- 
dian dreamed that the white man 
made him a present of a handsome 
inlaid rifle; the white man not slow 
gave the rifle to the Indian, and a 
few nights later dreamed that the 
Indian gave the white man the Is- 
land and in this way acquired this 
vast territory, but the Indian de- 
cided to dream no more. 

In a field on the west side of the 
road, the first farm south of the 
Freeburg road, we notice the un- 
completed and abandoned road bed of 
the Selinsgrove & North Branch Rail- 
road. Much was expected from this 
enterprise, but the project failed. 



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Selinsgrove to Weiser's Mill 

Two miles from Selinsgrove we ar- 
rive at Bake Oven Hill, a conical 
timber covered peak of several hun- 
dred feet, rising in isolation from 
the plain. At its eastern base there 
is refreshing spring water. The 
spring is protected by a stone spring 
house of colonial construction. 

On the opposite side of the road 
stands a large brick mansion, at 
present owned and occupied by Ad- 
am Fisher. This house stands on 
the site of an old tavern that in 
the olden times was the stopping 
place of stage coaches and more 
particularly of cattle drovers who 
brought on foot thousands of cattle 
from the West, and before the con- 
struction of the Port Trevorton 
Bridge crossed the Susquehanna riv- 
er at this point to Fisher's Ferry 
enroute to Reading and Philadelphia. 

Just here permit me to mention th 
old log grocery one-fourth mile from 
the above named hotel. This still 
stands on the banks of the abandon- 
ed canal. In its palmy days it was 
a little Chicago, for the shipment of 
grain by boat and because of the 
traffic in cattle passing by it. The 
grain shipped from here was brought 
from the adjacent territory and even 
from the East side of the river. 
Here often came one named Jim- 
mel of the community to learn new 
tricks from the passing traveler. 
Here often gathered the beaux brom- 
mie Silverwood, who owned a num- 
ber of islands in the Susquehanna 
river near by and dwelt on one of 
them. 

Jimmie, it is said, frequently wrote 
to his relatives in far away Albion 
and told them the incredulous story 
that he in this new country was 
king of Seveu Islands. However, to 
the log grocery would Jimmie oft- 
times pole his canoe and wait for 
the boats to bring stores from the 
great cities and especially "oysters" 
in the shell as he called them. Sev- 
eral of his descendants still live on 
the island. 

Leaving the Pake Oven Hill. we 
cross an iron bridge over Middle- 
Creek. This bridge has been erect- 
ed to take the place of a wooden 
bridge carried away in the 1889 flood 
We believe that a tablet or marker 
should be placed near this bridge 
to commemorate the murder of 
White Mingo and several other In- 
dians by Frederick Stump and John 
Ironcutter, Jan, 10, 1768. 



Several hundred yards to the 
Eastward is the confluence of Penns 
Creek and Middle Creek. Since Penns 
Creek is larger it would seem prop- 
er to say that Middle Creek flows 
into Penns Creek, but since Middle 
Creek was on the ground first and 
Penns Creek formerly flowed into 
Susquehanna river north of Selins- 
grove and was later forced by the 
building of the canal and the mud 
dam to flow through a minor chan- 
nel into Middlecreek. This was done 
by the Canal Company to save the 
erection of two aqueducts instead 
of one. 

On the southern bank of Middle 
Creek stood the paper and oil mills 
of Captain John Snyder, son of Gov- 
ernor Simon Snyder. June 20, 1823 
the mill was burned to the ground. 
Three young men and two boys 
lost their lives in the conflagration, 

On the south side of Middle Creek 
stood the stately mansion of John 
Snyder. Here the Governor's son- 
who was a character of peculiar in- 
dividuality, was lord of the manor. 
The home stood on low ground, and 
it is told on the occasion of one of 
his weddings, he had gone to Richfiel 
to claim his bride. During his absence 
a heavy rain caused a freshet and 
the house was surrounded with wat- 
er. Not to be daunted, he secured 
a boat and delivered his bride safely 
and soundly into her bridal chamber 
through the second story window. 

One-fourth mile up the stream 
stands the hydro-electric plant of 
the Middlecreek Electric Co. The 
erection was started April 27, 1906 
and the plant began operation, Deo. 
3, 1906. 

Leaving the Snyder farms be- 
hind us we come to the Narrows, 
which are about one and one-half 
mile in length. Here the cliffs 
ris to several hundred feet in 
height and the road is built on a 
narrow ledge between them and the 
creek for a part of the distance 
and between them and the canal for 
a greater distance. About midway in 
these Narrows we pass the ruins of 
the old aqueduct, by which the can- 
al was carried over the creek from 
the main land to the Isle of Que 
The aqueduct was five spans in 
length and was probably longer than 
any others of this canal system ex- 
cepting the one crossing the Juni- 
ata river and the one crossing the 
Swatara creek. The aqueduct was 



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destroyed in the flood of 1889 and 
was rebuilt during the same year. A 
former aqueduct stood just a few 
rods north of the site of the pres- 
ent ruins. This one broke down 
while a boat belonging to one Wal- 
lace Arndt, of Selinsgrove, was pass- 
ing through it. 

At this aqueduct fishing was par- 
ticularly good, and on Ascensiion Day, 
Fourth of July and on other holi- 
day occasions, the lads and lassies 
for miles round would gather here 
to fish and picnic and have gala 
times. 

On the point of the Isle of Que, op- 
posite the aqueduct, many arrow 
points and other Indian implements 
have been exhumed or washed out 
by erosion caused by floods in the 
river. Close to the southern extrem- 
ity is another tiny island, a favor- 
ite spot for campers. It is known 
as Paw-Paw island, owing to the 
trees of that name growing upon it. 
Here, too a rope ferry connects the 
state road with Hoover's, Hall's or 
Pine's island. This island is also a 
famous resort for picniicers and sum- 
mer boarders. The cliffs on the 
right hand of the road are very 
high and very steep. On a projec- 
tion of one of the highest of these 
declivities are still plainly visible, 
the remains of an eagle's nest, prob- 
ably the last eagle in this vicin- 
ity. The writer remembers it well. 
It was shot and killed by E. E. Dau- 
bert, many years ago and was mount- 
ed by Rev. Spahn, a local taxider- 
mist. For some time thereafter it 
was on exhibition in a store window 
at Kantz. 

In the river just below the Paw- 
Paw island is a ledge of rock ex- 
tending diagonally across the stream. 
It marks perhaps the most southern 
limit of a French incursion during 
the Indian wars. These rocks are 
exposed during low water and it is 
said the expedition was abandoned 
because the French boats were snag- 
ged on the rocks and the shallows 
immediately beyond. 

This ledge is known as Flory's rif- 
fles. One writer claims the name 
was taken from that of the command- 
er of the French party-Fleury. We, 
however, think this is a mistake, and 
that the name was given because 
one John Flory, a fisherman whose 
hut stood on the river tank not far 
from the house of Gabriel Wise. 
In the Register's office appears the 



following will "August 2, 1856— The 
last will and testament of Elizabeth 
Flory — I hereby give and bequeath 
to Samuel Gemberling, Sr., in con- 
sideration of his care and kindness 
to me, during life, all my property, 
real and personal, viz: a certain 
house and lot which I now occupy, 
situate on the tow-path of the Sus- 
quehanna Canal, about three-fourths 
of a mile below the Penns Creek a- 
queduct. Bounded north by land of 
Jacob Fisher, south of land of Dani- 
el Witmer, and now being of sound 
mind, I hereby set my hand and 
seal, the year and date above writ- 
ten. Elizabeth Flory X. (her mark) 
Witnesses present: Frederick Speck 
and H. P. Hottenstein. 

Leaving these headlands, we reach 
a more open country in which the 
roadway for several miles skirts the 
now abandoned canal. The canal 
lies just between the road and the 
Susquehanna river. 

The scenery at this point is 
exceptional. Across the river grace- 
fully rises the lordly Mahanoy, tow- 
ering high above everything for fif- 
ty miles round, it presents a picture 
of exquisite grandeur. Being particu- 
larly susceptible to color changes, 
brought about by different seasons 
and by atmospheric conditions, this 
mountain is worthy the brush of an 
artist. Beautiful, magnifioient, sub- 
line, it dominates the landscape. 

The river here, too, sweeping plac- 
idly before you, adds to the picture. 
It presents its silvery expanse, stud- 
ded with willow fringed islands; 
flecked with patches of green and 
here and there is seen a row boat, 
a fisherman or water break and re- 
flecting upon its mirrored bosom, the 
island, the mountain and the sky. We 
are almost tempted to remain at 
this one spot, but we must pass on. 

We arrive at Dundore a small ham- 
let named for Nathan T. Dundore, a 
son-in-law of Judge Witmer, who was 
a prominent citizen in his day. Judge 
Witmer was a giant in stature. He 
was one of the first Associate Judges 
of Snyder County and held that po- 
sition during the Civil War, and was 
particularly interested in the welfare 
of the public schools. His house and 
store building are still standing and 
are in a remarkable state of pres- 
ervation. 

The residence was formerly one of 
the stage coach and canal taverns. 
It was known as the "Drag Hotel." 
There was a spike tooth harrow, in 



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"ye olden time" hanging from a 
beam as a sign. Many Yankee riv- 
ermen secured lodging and nourish- 
ment within the walls of this hos- 
telry and the name "Drag Hotel," 
was given by them. Drag, in Yan- 
kee vernacular being the equivalent 
of harrow. Judge Witmer's father vol- 
untarily closed the doors of his ho- 
tel, because he thought the selling 
of booze was not conducive to the 
best citizenship. 

On this Witmer farm, which con- 
sisted of several hundred acres, is 
located an Indian burial ground, and 
the second ravine below the build- 
ings is known to this day as Indian 
Hollow. An aged lady told the 
writer that the last Indians of the 
community had their lodges there, 
though she herself remembered noth- 
ing of them. 

We now arrive at the forks of 
the road just above Port Trevorton. 
The one going to the right is the 
State road. We take that, mount a 
short hill so that we can overlook 
the buildings of the other road and 
the river. In the river the remains 
of piers that supported a railroad 
and driving bridge for a period of 
twenty years, from 18'54 to the early 
seventies. (More will be said about 
this bridge in a separate article) 
Suffice it to say that a bill has pass- 
ed the Legislature for an appropri- 
' ation for a state bridge at this 
place. A bill was passed by the last 
previous Assembly, but was vetoed 
by the governor because of insuffi- 
cient funds at that time. We hope 
since the state has no indebtedness, it 
will meet with a better fate at this 
time. 

Going back to the lower road we 
find one hotel, the National. There 
were two others formerly on this 
street, known as Water street, one 
was destroyed by fire several years 
ago, and a brick hotel was torn down 
about 1872 because of the widening 
of the canal. This brick hotel was 
one of the most prominent along the 
river, located by the canal lock, on- 
ly a short distance from the river 
bridge, it harbored and fed thous- 
ands of boatmen, raftsmen, travel- 
ers by stage and by packet boat. 
This for a considerable time was the 
Packet terminal and when the N. C. 
Road was completed only to Hern- 
don, traffic and travel was transfer- 
red by this bridge to packet and 
thence to Sunbury to the P. & E. 



road. Among the noteworthy land- 
lords of this house were Thornton,, 
who later went to Akron, Ohio, and 
became so prominent politically that 
a street and park of that city are 
named after him. Another was Dani- 
el Mulliner, who had a pair of edu- 
cated mules, and whose tricks both 
of master and animals, were so clev- 
er and ludicrous that people travel- 
ed for miles to see them. Still an- 
other was Ira Sears, whose boast it 
was that in his bar room a new bar- 
rel of whiskey was opened with the 
rising of the sun each day. This was 
at the National House. 

On this lower street also, were the 
oM store stands of Bogar and Postle- 
wait, Hoffman & Bro, Bogar and 
Forsyther etc. The old saw and 
plainirg mill whose droning hum 
blended with the falling of waters 
of the carol feeder, and made a de- 
lightful music. There too, was the 
old Toll House and telegraph office, 
the Ferry that came after the bridge 
was gone, and its quaint rivermen. 

Up the hill we go again to the 
state road, passing the Sons of Vet- 
erans' hall, then the post office and 
stores. We come to the school 
house. At the above mentioned hall 
and at the school house we find 
two large Civil war cannon, mounted 
and pointed toward Europe. This pre- 
sents quite a military aspect. But 
the cannon were presents of the U. 
S. Government. This section was 
rather exceptionally patriotic, and 
wns the home of many soldiers. In 
this village also lived Dr. Wm. W. 
Lamb, whose dream of Heaven cre- 
ated a wide spread sensation and 
was published by the Philadelphia pa- 
pers. 

Going along we come to Arnold's 
confectionery. Opposite this were 
once rather flourishing clay pits 
where a superior clay was taken out 
and transported by boat to Harris- 
burg, for the manufacture of pot- 
tery. A littL farther on to the left 
was the large canal basin, in the 
middle of which stood a massive piece 
of trestle work with coal chutes, a- 
bout 800 feet in length, supporting 
three railroad tracks. Here as many 
as forty boats a day were loaded 
with coal for the seaboard. 

Another eight mile and the old 
Blosser Hotel, later known as the 
Snake House is reached. It is now 
used as a confectionery. A few rods 
more and we reach the first of four 
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a massive stone mansion and each 
formerly having had stone barns. 

Col. W. G. Herrold's Plantation. 

The first one embraced several 
hundred acres of timberland and 
cleared land. On it were found in 
its palmiest days besides the man- 
sions, 2 large saw mills and a 
grist mill, half a dozen dwellings, in- 
cluding the residence of Col. M. T. 
Heintzelman, 208 Regt; Boatman's 
home, now owned by Wm. M. Boyer, 
which contains store and G. A. R. 
Hall; besides school building, tobac- 
co sheds, trout ponds etc. Col. Her- 
rold was a man of imposing appear- 
ance, and was an adept politician. He 
was the first prothonotary of Sny- 
der County and served several terms, 
as Assembly man. On this planta- 
tion.opposite the school house.below 
the mansion house, i a little old 
cemetery in which the "forefathers 
of the hamlet sleep." Also here 
rests the remains of "Long John, a 
christianized Indian." Mother Herrold 
pointed out the grave to the writer, 
many years ago, but could give no 
definite information concerning him, 
other than that. Just below the 
school house stood an old white wash- 
ed hut. In it for many years lived 
a colored man by the name Moses 
Goodwin. He claimed to be an ex- 
slave, and when children were bad, 
mothers curbed the effervescing ex- 
uberance by saying "Mosey Goodwin 
coming. "North of the school house 
there is a road now used as a pri- 
vate farm road, but once a public 
road, branched off and crossed the 
hills toward Verdilla and Kantz. We 
have on good authority that the 
equipment, cannon and supplies, for 
Fort Augusta, were dragged up this 
round about way to avoid ambush- 
ments along the river. Up the gully 
by the school house, David S. Her- 
rold still points out mounds and fire 
places of Indian times. 

Brubaker Farm. 
Down the road, one fourth mile, 
we find the second stone house. 
This too, had its own sawmill, ceme- 
tery and below it we find the gin- 
seng gardens of J. S. Stauffer. Sev- 
eral acres of trellis work, stripped 
with plasterers lath to allow the 
light to fall through, as the sheen 
in a forest, to produce natural con- 
ditions without interfering with the 
cultivation as trees and roots would. 
A few hundred yards and the hand- 
some cottage of the late General E. 



C. Williams is before us. The Gen- 
eral merits a separate article, which 
will appear later. However, we 
will say he was an officer in both 
the Mexican and Civil Wars and al- 
ways claimed the honor of being the 
first volunteer sworn into 

service for the defense of the Uni- 
on. He was prominent in State and 
National politics. Thousand of trav- 
elers yearly pass this place without 
suspecting that it contains priceless 
relics of these wars, a magnificent 
library, Indian costumes, pictures 
and paintings and candlelabra that 
were on exhibition at the centenial 
of 1876, besides many quaint and cu- 
rious things brought from the Adriat- 
ic countries and the Levant. 

Geo. Herrold Farm 

Just below is the third stone house, 
probably the first in point of age. 
This was owned and built by 

Geo. Herrold, the father of the Col- 
onel. This plantation had a saw 
mill, grist mill, still standing, but 
not standing still, a distillery, a 
store house, a hotel building said to 
have been built in 1777, and still 
standing now occupied by Levi Reich- 
enbach. Here is also the store of 
Attirger and Herrold. Just below 
the Run is the cemetery and Unit- 
ed Brethren church. 

John Herrold Farm 

One fourth mile farther is the 
foumh stone house, as the next 
above fronting the canal. This was 
built 1 efore the canal and we believe 
did once face the road, but the road 
gave place to the canal. This is 
now owned by the Rev. S.P.Brown, 
Reformed minister, who will no 
doubt write the history in detail. 
This also had its factories and fish- 
eries and distillery. A curious fact 
is that these stone buildings had 
no outside cellar entrances until 
recently. 

We arrive at Independence. With 
its stage coach hotel and boat yards, 
now a drowsy hamlet, but once very 
much alive. This too was principal- 
ly owned by the Herrolds. Levi 
Herrold ex-sheriff lived here, later 
he moved to Akron Ohio, where he 
was instrumental in locating the coun 
ty seat of Summit county. We have 
been told he became Sheriff of that 
county and also mayor of the city. 
He lies buried in the Glendale cem- 
etery of that city. In, fact this 
family once owned most of the land 
in a five mile square, and much of 



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it is still held by them. The old 
hotel is one of the most striking 
still in existence along the river. 
This is one of the oldest hotels a- 
long the Penna. Canal. This tavern 
was opened originally by George Her- 
rold, iD 1784, and became a stopp- 
ing place on the stage route. The 
old sign still hangs out and has 
painted on it the State coat of Arms 
and the words, "Virtue, Lib- 
erty and Independence," from which 
the village took its name. It was 
the. place where horses were chang- 
ed in the days of the old Concord 
coaches. 

Going along to the southern end 
of the village we notice the state- 
ly Suffel mansion on a bluff, wi'h 
the river before it. There is prob- 
ably no more pleasing prospect to 
be had along the river than from 
the porch of this mansion. A few 
rods more, the Aaron Moyer estate 
is reached, another beautiful home. 
Just below now occupied by Edward 
Moyer is the old building with a 
pump before it, sometimes known 
as the "Stag House," patronized 
largely by raftsmen. 

In an issue of the Union Telegraph 
and Anti-Masonic Reporter, under 
date of Nov. 5, 1828, now in posses- 
sion of the writer, we find inter 
alia the following sale notices: "On 
Monday the 17th day of November, 
next; will be sold, at the late dwel- 
ling house of John Leiter, deed, in 
Chapman township, Union county, by 
public vendue, the following property 
viz: a most excellent farm, situat- 
ed in said township, and county, 
containing 80 acres more or less, ad- 
joining lands of Geo. and Philip Ear- 
mold, and others, and the Susquehan- 
na River. Thereon is erected a two 
story log dwelling house, and barn ; 
with several never failing springs 
of water, and a good Orchard of dif- 
ferent kinds of fruit. About 50 acres 
thereof is cleared and in a good state 
of cultivation. Also at the same 
time and place will te sold by pub- 
lic verdue, to wit: the well krown 
tavern stand.on the road leading from 
Selinsgrove to Liverpool, near the 
Canal now occupied by Mr. John Mil- 
ler. The house is large and con- 
venient to accommodate travelers and 
others, with good stabling and a 
never failing pump of water, near 
the house with 4 acres of good cul- 
tivated land. Sale to commence at 
10 o'clock on said day, where due 
attendance will be given, and terms 



of sale made known by Jacob Bru- 
bacher, George Leiter Executors. 
Sept. 24. N. B. Persons wishing to 
see the above land, may call on said 
Brubacker, who lives near the prem- 
ises." 

We glide along a mile or more hav 
ing a view of the river passing the 
ferry to the village of McKees Half 
Falls, which is owned we believe in 
its entirety, with the exception of 
one house,' by John S. Rine. Here 
there are rapids in the river. Here 
too the scenery is entrancingly beau- 
tiful and romantic. A large brick 
hotel built by Col. Hilbish, stands 
by the right of the road, taking place 
of the stone one built by Judge 
Walls, who located here and later 
moved to Lewisburg. He was th^ 
father-in-law of Judge Bucher. Mc- 
Kees has a romantic side but we 
dare only stop to mention that its 
best days were when the canal was 
the chief highway of commerce. Here 
a 1 out the country was patented to 
Thomas McKee, the Indian Trader, 
and was named for him. 

Here it was that Kishocoquillas the 
Indian chief, died while on a fish- 
ing expedition, and from where he 
was taken on horseback by the In- 
dian path to his home on the Juni- 
ata, followed by a wierd procession 
of wailing savages. Here it was 
that lately the traveling public were 
entertained, by the late genial 
W. P. Kerste+ter, who by his 
personality and generous victuals at- 
tracted thousands of travelers. On 
a Sunday it was not uncommon to 
have several hundreds for dinner. 
Auton obile parties, duck hunters and 
fi^herr en in great numbers were 
entertained at this place. 

We leave the river and travel a 
short distance passing the United 
Brethren church and the HaLls 
church. We leave several miles 
to the right the old Grufcb's church, 
which is said to have been erected 
before 1773. John Shar orry, who 
built the church was buried there 
in 1774. The second church, substan- 
tial brick structure was erected in 
1876. Below the Hall's church we 
come to the o'd store residence of 
the late Jerry Hall, to our right 
and left sweep away the old Sechrist 
meadows, one of the first spots a- 
N ng the river to claim permanent 
settlers. In a snail spot in the 
midst of a field fenced in with an 
ordinary post and rail fence, the 



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remains of the original pioneers the 
Sechrists, for whom the meadows 
were named. Now we come to tho 
Mahantongo Creek spanned by an 
Iron bridge. 

Mahantongo Creek Bridge on the 
line between Snyder and Juniata Co. 
Tn 1815 Frederick Moyer, of Free- 
burg, took the contract to build this 
bridge for $1800. In Aug. 1816, a 
freshet came and washed away his 
piers; in Sept. the same year ar- 
other freshet came and washed a- 
way his lumber. He applied to 
court for more money stating the 
bridge cost him $3600. The grand 
jury awarded him $600 extra compen- 



sation. 

The old stone bridge was of Ro- 
man architecture, containing three 
arches, one being exceedingly large, 
to admit the passages of arks. The 
bridge stood the test of time for 
more than a century, and has now 
been replaced with an iron bridge. 
The old stone bridge was so well 
built that dynamite had to be used 
to make room for the new structure. 
The old stone mansion just across 
the stream in Juniata county was 
built in 1792 and has now stood for 
123 years, and for 65 years was in 
the Weiser family. Mar. 1915 it 
was sold to I. J. Freed, of Middle- 
burg. 



REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS OF 





The POST this week begins the pub- 
lication of a list of soldiers of the 
Revolutionary War of Union County and 
Snvder County, or in other words ot 
Union County before Snyder county was 
erected. 

The list includes a number of differ- 
ent compilations from a variety or 
different sources, but largely from 
lists made by Mrs. W C. Bartol, o 
Eewisburg, Rev. A. Stapleton and the 
Editor of the POST. 

This is the most complete list of 
Revolutionary soldiers of this section 
that has been compiled because it 
a combination of at least three ditte 
int lists. Those who are interested in 
the same should cut out the list for 
preservation. If a reader know of any 
omissions, errors, or corrections that 
should be made, we shall be glad to 
receive the same. 

The following is the list as now 
compiled: 
* Albright Frederick. lived in Penn 
township, 1776-87. Private Northumber- 
land county mihtia. 

Allen John, lived White Deer twp. 
1778-80. Ensign, Northumberland to. 
militia Son of Samuel and Lavima Al- 
len, of White Deer. 

Allen Robert, lived White Deer, 1786- 
7 Private Robinson's Rangers, son of 
Samuel Allen of White Deer, died 
1779, and Lavinia. 

Allison, Archibald, Jr., lived White 
Deer 1780-87; born in rleland, April 
15 1761; died May 3, 1845, at feprin,. 
Mills Pa. One of the party that went 
to brine the Samples away from White 
Deer in 1779; at John Lee's shortly al- 



ter the massacre near Winfield, Pa., 
and helped pursue the Indians He 
married May 7, 1789, Eleonar McCor- 
micK. 

Allison, David, lived White Deer, 
1783-7 Private Northumberland county 
militia. 

Anderson, Thomas, lived Buffalo town- 
ship 1775, Private Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

»' Anderson, William, lived in Penn 
township, 1781-7. Private Northumber- 
land Co. militia. 

Antes Philip, lived Buffalo township 
1781. Sergeant Robinson's Rangers. 

Armstrong, Wm, lived Buffalo, 1775- 
87. Robinson's Rangers. 

Arnold Lorentz, lived Penn township. 
1776-80. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

Auble, Conrad, buried Mlflinburg ce- 
metery. Revolutionary soldier. 

Augustine Hieronimus, lived Penn 
township, 1776-1800, weaver. ™vate, 
Cant John Clark's company, 3rd bat- 
talFon Northumberland Co. Associators. 
1776, Northumberland Co. Rangers. 
» Ault Michael, lived Penn township, 
1776-87. Private, Northumberland Co. 

ml Aumiller Conrad, lived Penn township. 
1778 Private, Northumberland Co. mil- 

E1 Aura e nd ^"cob* lived Buffalo tW£, 
i*7* 87 ■lived later in Reading. Pa. 
Private Northumberland Co. mill** 
Son of John Aurand and Mary Elizabeth 
Pontius. 



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Aurand, John, born Strassebersbad 
Germany, Sept. 25, 1725; died East 

Buffalo twp., now Union Co., March 
30, 1807; buried Dreisbach's church, un- 
marked. Member of committee of 
safety, Buffalo twp., Northumberland 
Co., Feb. 1777. He married Mary 
Elizabeth Pontius, daughter of John 
Pontius and Anna Catherine Zellers, 
married 1743. 

Aurand, (the Reverend) John Deitrich 
lived Buffalo twp., 1776-86; born 1760 
at Maiden Creek; died April 24, 1831. 
Water Street, Huntingdon Co., buried in 
the churchyard there. Private, Col. 
Stewart's Regt., Wayne's brigade, 1778- 
81. Afterwards minister German Reform- 
ed church. 
Q Baker, William, Esq., born 1765, died 
1863, aged 98, buried at Baker's church 
Snyder Co. At the age of 16 took his 
father's place in the war. 

Baldy, Christopher, lived Buffalo, 
1785-87. Kept tavern at Buffalo Cross 
Roads, 1802. Cant. Geo. Nagel's com- 
pany, Col. Wm. Thompson's bat. of 
riflemen, 1775; Sergt Capt. Nicholas 
Schaeffer's company, First bat. Berks 
county militia, Jan. 1777. He married 
first Susanna, who died July 27, 1808, 
aged 52; married second Eve, widow of 
Daniel Metzgar, hotel' keeper at Lew- 
is burg. 

Barber, Robert, died Nov. 1841; 91 
years; buried Lewis cemetery, Union 
Co. Pensioner, lived West Buffalo twp., 
1840; 89 years; Lieut, of 1st Co., 
Hempfield twp., Lancaster Co. Associat- 
ors. His brother, James was Captain, 
and his brother Samuel 2nd Lieut, and 
his son John a private in this company. 
He moved from Lancaster Co. to Buf- 
falo Valley about 1784 and settled at 
the White Springs, where he died. 

He married Sarah Taylor, Sept. 16, 1746, 
at Tinicum Island. 

XBard, Jacob, lived Penn twp., 177S- 
87. Lieut., Northumberland Co. militia. 

Barkelow, James lived in W. Buffalo 
township Union Co. Served in the Fly- 
ing Camp. 

Barnhart, Mathias, lived Buffalo twp, 
1778-87; died East-Buffalo, 1794. Pri- 
vate, Northumberland Co. militia. 

Bashore, John Michael, born Bethel 
twp., Berks Co., killed by Indians Uni- 
on Co., early in July, 1778; buried on 
Susquehanna river bank; lived Buffalo 
twp., 1774. Member of county commit- 
tee chosen by Bethel twp., Lancaster 
Co., 1775-6. He married Elizabeth, the 
daughter of Peter Swartz, Sr. of White 
Deer. 

Beaver, Adam, (Beeber), born Ger- 
many, July 7, 1754; died Lycoming Co. 
March 16, 1842. Pensioner. Private, 
PM. Union County, Feb. 12, 1833; 78 
years; fought in the battle of the 

Brandywine. After the battle he was 
detailed with others to carry wounded. 
While they were thus engaged some 
British came in sight, at whom he 

took a shot. While he was engaged in 
the act of shooting, a ball from the 
British struck him on his chest and 
clove in two a button on his coat, 
wihteh he kept all his life as a relic. 
He married Magdaline Rebo;-. 

Beatom, Jacob, lived Union Co., 1835 
of 9th Pa. Line. His pension applica- 
tion reads, "Beetum, Jacob, of Exeter 
twp., Berks Co., applied for pension. 
A laborer, aged 24 years. He enlisted 
in the 9th Pa., and in August, 1778, 
was drafted into the light infantry com- 



manded by Col. Richard Butler, Capt. 
George Grant's Co., on 20th of same 
month while on a party commanded by 
Major Stewart, was surprised by Em- 
rich s Corps and others of the enemy 
near Valentine's Hill between Tucka- 
hoe and Kings Bridge, was wounded in 
the head and arms with swords, also 
received other wounds, and was taken 
prisoner. Afterwards, being disabled 
from said wounds, he was put in Col- 
on Nicholas corps of invalids. May 
to July, 1780, and was discharged from 
same as unfit for duty. 

Beatty. Alexander, died 1787 at New 
Berlin where he settled in 1769 and es- 
tablished the first tannery in the valley. 
Private, Northumberland Co. militia. 

Beatty, Hugh, lived near New Berlin 
1775-1800. Pensioner. PM, 1833; 81 years 
Private, Northumberland Co. militia. 
Son of Alexander Beatty, died 1787. 

Beatty, John, lived near New Berlin, 
1776-87. Private, Capt. John Clarke's 
Co.. 3rd battalion, Northumberland Co. 
Associators, 1776; Private Robinson's 
Rangers. Son of Alexander Beatty, di- 
ed 1787. 

Benfer, John George, born 1745, died 
1839, buried at New Berlin. 

Bennet, William, lived Buffalo twp. 
1775. First Lieut., Capt. Samuel Dale's 
company, Col. James Potter's Second 
bat. Northumberland county militia. 

Betz, Solomon, died Oct. 23, 1837, aged 
81; buried Dreisbach's cemetery. Berks 
county militia. 

Bickel, Henry, lived Buffalo twp., 

1775-81; killed by Indians in 1781 in 
Dry Valley. Private, Northumberland 
Co., Rangers. His widow, Esther Re- 
-gina, later married George Schoch. 

Bickel, Jacob, born 1757; died 1852; 
95 years old; buried Kratzerville ceme- 
tery, now Snyder Co. Pensioner, pri- 
vate and lieut., PL, Union Co., Feb. 
1833: 75 years; pensioner, lived Union 
twp., 1840; 85 years, private Capt. Mart- 
in Weaver's Co., of Lancaster county 
militia. Col. John Rogers. He married 
Maria Magdalena Ulrich. He is oldest 
man buried in Kratzerville Cemetery. 
He brought home from the war his mus 
ket accoutrements and uniforms as rel- 
ics. He spent his declining days with 
Samuel Ulrich on the farm now owned 
by John Kline. 

, Bickle, John, lived Penn twp., 1778- 
87. Private Northumberland Co. mi- 
litia. 

. Bickle, Simon, lived Penn twp. 1778- 
87. Private Northumberland Co. mili- 
tia. 

Bickle, Thomas, lived Penn twp., 177S- 

86. Private, Northumberland Coun- 
ty, militia. 

.-. Bickel, Tobias, lived Penn twp, 1775- 

87. Private Northumberland Co. mil- 
itja. 

Bilbee, John, lived 1778-80. Buffalo 
twp. Private Northumberland Co. mi- 
litia. 

Billman, Dewalt, pensioner. Private 
PL., lived rnion Co.. Oct. 20, 1820: 
8l years. Enlisted Reading, Pa., 17*1 
in Capt. "Wm. Lusk's Co.. transferred 
in 1782 to Capt. Jacob .Bower's Co., 
2nd Regt. He was the founder of the 
Bellman family: John G. Conser, Esq., 
was married to his daughter. 
» Bingamen, Frederick, born Jan. 15, 
1755: died Beaver twp., Oct. 30. 1845: 
buried Troxelville cemetery, now Snyder 
Co. Served in militia under Gen. Tas. 



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Potter and was in the batttle of the 
Brandywine. He married Christina Huf- 
nagle, born May 3, 1758. 

Bitting, Joseph, pensioner, private and 
sergeant., PM, lived White Deer, Union 
Co., 1840; 83 years. 

Blair, Samuel, lived Buffalo twp., 
17S1, Private, Northumberland Co. 

militia. 

Blythe, William, died ante, 1793. An 
Indian trader at Shippensburg, Pa., 

1748; Captain-Lieutenant, commissioned 
Dec. 24, 1757 in Pa. Regt, of foot, he 
continued in service until the close of 
the Bouquet expedition to the Ohio 
and participated in the land grants in 
Buffalo Valley; an officer at Fort Au- 
gusta when Col. Burd was in command 
1765 at the time of Frederick Stump's 
murder of White Mingo and other In- 
• dians he lived in a cabin on Middle 
Creek, and the Indians called at "his 
place before they went to Stump's. He 
reported the murder in Philadelphia, 
Jan. 19, 1768, and received two grants 
of land for this information. 

Boatman, Claudius, lived Buffalo twp., 
1781-2; died about 1802, Waterville, Pa. 
Private. Robinson's Rangers; received 
depreciation pay, Northumberland Coun- 
ty, militia. Mrs. Boatman and a daugh- 
ter were killed by Indians at the John 
Lee massacre, 1782. 

Boatman, Claudius, Jr., lived Buffalo 
twp., 1781-2. Received depreciation pay, 
Northumberland Co. militia. Son of 
Claudius Boatman. 
C Bolender, Adam, lived Penn twp, 1775- 
87. Private. Northumberland Co. mi- 
litia. 

Bolender, John, lived Buffalo twp, 1775 
Private, Northumberland Co. militia. 

Bollinger, Adam, member of commit- 
tee of safety, Penn twp., Northumber- 
land Co. Aug. 1776. 
Y Boob, George, lived Penn twp, 1783- 
6. Northumberland county militia. 

Book, Conrad, lived Buffalo twp., 

1778-82. Private Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

Books, George, West Buffalo, near 
Heimbach's, buried at Dreisbachs; Mar- 
tin Dreisbach, Jr., was married to his 
daughter Sabina, born 1762, died 1819 
in Fairfield Co. Ohio. Mother of late 
Judge Martin Dreisbach of Lewisburg; 
was a private, Northumberland County, 
militia. 

Book, John, lived Buffalo twp, 1778- 
S0. Private, Northumberland Co. mil- 
itia. 

Boone, Hawkins, lived Buffalo twp. 
1775. Killed July 28, 1779, at Ft. Free- 
land. He settled at mouth of Muddy 
Run (near present Milton Park) where 
he built Ft. Boone and a log mill. 
Second Lieut. Capt. Samuel Dale's com- 
pany, Northumberland Co. Associators: 
Capt. 12th Pa. Line, Oct. 1776 to July, 
1778; Capt. 6th Regt. Penna Line to 
death. Said to be a cousin of Daniel 
Boone. Detached by General Washing- 
ton to defend the frontier. He left 
a widow, Jane (who later was married 
to Mr Fontenbaugh and lived at Hali- 
fax, Pa.) and two daughters. He was 
a son of Squire Boone and Sara Mor- 
gan (an aunt to Col. Daniel Morgan. 

Boveard, Jas. died East Buffalo twp. 
1808. Private, Capt. David Kilgore s Co. 
Sth Pa 1776-1779; private and captain, 
Northumberland Co. militia. He marri- 
ed Hannah Beatty a r slster - 
of Alexander Beatty of New Berlin, di- 



ed 1787, buried at New Berlin. Wife di- 
ed Nov. 21, 1847. (Mrs. Bartol). 

Boveard, Lieut. James, of French 
Hugenot ancestry. Came to America 
with several brothers with the Scotch 
Irish. Buried 1808 at New Berlin; wife 
Agnes was a sister, not daughter, of 
Alex. Beatty. She died aged 91 years. 
Lies by his side. Granddaughter Mrs. 
Agnes Boveard Snowden, (named after 
her) now living at Hughesville, Pa., 
well and hearty at the age of 88 years. 
(Rev. Stapleton) 

Bower, Caspar, lived Buffalo twp., 
1775-87; died East Buffalo twp., 1794. 
Private, Northumberland Co. militia. 
X Bower, Daniel, lived Penn twp., 1781- 
6. Private, Northumberland Co. militia. 

Bower, George, lived White Deer, 

1820. Pressed in fall of 1777 as a 
teamster; had charge of an ammunition 
wagon at Valley Forge; drafted in June 
1778, arrived on field at Monmouth as 
battle was closing; he received a sword 
cut on his knee from a British soldier 
in ambush by the road; remembered 
seeing Lafayette at Monmouth. His 

daughter Susan, born in Lycoming Co., 
married John Harbeson. 

Bower, George, lived Union twp., 1776. 
Private, Capt. John Clark's Co., 3rd 
battalion, Northumberland Co Associat- 
ors, 1776; private Northumberland Co. 
Militia, private, Lieutenant Peter 

Grove's Rangers. 1781. 

Bowerman, John, lived Penn twp., 
1778-87. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

\ Bowersox, Paul lived Penn twp., 1778- 
87. Private, Northumberland Co. mili- 
itia. He died near Middleburg, 1807; 
buried at Hassinger's Cemetery, Snyder 
Co. 

O Rover. Christian, buried Freeburg ce- 
metery, now Snyder Co. Revolutionary 
soldier. Opened a store in Freeburg 
about 1797: earlier kept the first store 
in Washington twp.. in a house still 
standing a mile north of Freeburg. 

Brady, John, Jr.. born March 18. 1702: 
died Dec. 10. 1808. at Milton, Pa., buri- 
ed in Rewisburg cemetery. In his fif- 
teenth year he had gone to the army 
to ride the horses home for his fath- 
er, was at his father's side with a 
rifle and was wounded at the battle 
of Brandywine; private, Northumberland 
Co militia. Son of Capt. John Brady, 
married 1755 Mary Quigley. He marri- 
ed Jan. 26, 1785, Jane McCall, died 
March 4, 1829; 62 years, buried beside 
him. .Mrs. Bartol). 

Brady, John, Jr. If John Brady, Jr.. 
belongs to the list, then also should 
his father Major John Brady, Si. and 
son James Brady, both killed by Indi- 
ans in (now) Lycoming county and 
Capt Samuel Brady, the Indian fight- 
er The father (Maj. John Brady) own- 
ed land at Mortonsville. (Smoketown) to 
which his widow retired after his 

death, and where she died. (Rev Stap- 

Rraucher Christian, born Allentown, 
Pa Sept 21, 1758: died Hartley twp., 
Union Co., June 27. 1842: buried Laurel- 
ton cemeterv. Private, Capt. Jonn 
Corner's Co. 3rd battalion. Northamp- 
ton Co. militia 1778 His wife, Susan- 
nan, was born 1761. died 1834. 

Britton Joseph, born Man* r.WM. 
died sei-'t 26 1830; 76 years; burled 
Grubb's churc'h, now Snydei Co 



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sioner, lived Union Co., private PL. 
June 1, 1820; 79 years. Enlisted at 
John Stetler's tavern, Limerick twp., 
Montgomery Co., Spring of 1776, Capt. 
Caleb North's Co., Col. Anthony Way- 
ne's Regt., marched to Ticonderoga. A 
farmer, with his wife and two daugh- 
ters in 1820. 

Brobst, John, born 1759 in Berks Co. ; 
died 1834, probably near New Berlin. 
Pensioner, private PM., Jan. 17, 1833; 
73 years; lived Union Co., 1777-8 He 
was on scouting duty and in 1776 he 
was a private in the Jersey campaign. 
He married Catherine Stumpfund. 

Brooner, Jacob, lived Buffalo twp., 
1778-87. Died West Buffalo twp., 1805. 
Private, Northumberland Co. militia. 

Brown, Isaac. Pensioner. Sergt. PL, 
May 15, 1820; 83 years; lived Union Co. 

Brown, John, born Pine Grove twp., 
Berks Co., Nov. 12, 1756; died Buffalo 
Valley, Dec. 13, 1838; 82 years; buried 
Dreisbach's church. Private, Capt. Con- 
rad Sherman's Co., 6th battalion, Berks 
Co. militia; fought in battle of the 
Brandywine. His wife, died 1806, is also 
buried at Dreisbach's church. 

Brown, Jonathan, lived Union Co., 1820 
62 years. Private, three years in Capt. 
Elijah Humphrey's Co., Col. Wm. Doug- 
las Regt., of Connecticut. 

Brown, Mathew, born Nov. 6, 1732, 
Paxtang twp., Lancaster Co., died Apr. 
1777, in White Deer Hole Valley of 
camp fever; buried in field north of 
house of Lenard G. Meek in Gregg 
twp., Union Co. Member of committee 
of safety, White Deer twp., Northum- 
berland Co., Feb. 1776; June 1776, mem- 
ber of Provincial Council which met 
in Philadelphia to dissolve relations 
with Great Britain; member of conven- 
tion to adopt first constitution of Penn- 
sylvania, July 1776; this federal consti- 
sylvania, July 1776, this federal constitu- 
tion he signed Sept. 28, 1776; private, 
2nd Pa., line, enlisted fall of 1776. He 
was the oldest son of John Brown who 
came from Ulster, Ireland about 1720. 
His wife, Eleanor Lytle, died August 
9. 1814, is buried beside him. 
V Buchanan, Daniel, lived Penn twp, 
1783-87. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

• Buckhannon, James, lived Penn Twp., 
1778-87. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

Burd, Daniel, lived Union Co., 1820; 
75 years. Enlisted at Amboy, N. J., 
Col. James Treddle's Regt., served five 
years, nine months with the exception 
of three months when he was at home 
sick; wounded in left thigh at Battle 
Hill with two musket balls. 

Burger, Martin, lived Buffalo twp., 
1778-80. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

Burns, Peter, lived Buffalo twp., 
1775-87; died Buffalo twp., 1790. Pri- 
vate Northumberland Co. militia. 

Callahan, Patrick, born about 1742, 
died 1797. Private Capt. John Clark's 
Co., 3rd battalion, Northumberland Co., 
Ass'ociators, 1776, and wounded at Pis- 
cataway, N. J., Feb. 1, 1777. Pension- 
er, lived Union Co., paid to March, 
1797. 

Campbell, Alexander, lived White Deer 
1783-6. Private, Northumberland County 
militia. 

Campbell, Cleary, lived Penn twp., 
1779; died near Howard, Pa., August, 
1809. Private, Robinson's Rangers. 



Campbell, Daniel, died West Buffalo 
April 22, 1793. Private Capt. James 
Parr's Co., 1st Pa., 1776; enlisted for 
war; served during whole war. He mar- 
ried Catharine Klinesmith, she marri- 
ed 2nd Robt.Chambers.who was wound- 
ed in 17 80 by Indians when she and 
her sister Elizabeth tried to escape 
from their captors after the murder of 
her fahter Baltzer Klinesmith, by in- 
Uiaiis in Buffalo Valley. 

Campbell, John, died West Buffalo, 
Oct. 27, 1838; 83 years. Drafted into the 
militia from Derry twp., Lancaster Co,. 
1776; served under Capt. Robt. McKee, 
arrived in Trenton the day after the 
capture of the Hessians and went thenc 
to Norristown; drafted again in 1777 and 
went to Trenton; saw British horses 
and wagons brought into camp and 
sold at auction; his third tour at close 
of war was in a company commanded 
by Lieut. James Laird; they lay at 
Chestnut Hill awhile. General Potter 
and Major Stewart had a quarrel there 
about the militia and were on the 

point of fighting it out with their 

swords. Buried Buffalo X Roads Pres- 
byterian Cemetery (unmarked). His wife 
Martha, born July 14, 1771, died Nov. 
1827, lies beside him. They had 11 chil- 
dren. 

Campbell, McDonald, lived Union Co. 
1820 born Somerset Co., N. J., Feb. 12, 
1754; died Morrow Co., Ohio, Mar. 20, 
1845. Fifer, Capt. John Conway's Co., 
Lieut. Col. Wm. Wind's Regt., New 
Jersey Continental Line; enlisted at 
Woodbridge, Nov. 11, 1775, for one 

year: was at battle of Three Rivers, 
Canada, June 8, 1776; discharged at Ti- 
conderoga; Capt. Asher Fitz Randolph's 
Co., State troops, enlisted Dec. 1776, for 
one year; was in engagement with 
British at Bonhamtown; ensign, Capt. 
Comb's Co., State troops, Jan., 1777; 
was in engagement with 71st British 
Uegt. at Bonhampton, April 4, 1777; was 
in engagement at Piscataway, N. J., 
May 8, 1777; was wounded in the thigh, 
at Ash Swamp; was at battle of Short 
Hills, June 26, 1777; resigned Aug. 1777 
in order to avoid being compelled to 
assume command of the company; pri- 
vate. First Regt., Somerset Co., N. J. 
militia, 1778; private Capt. Jonathan For- 
man's Co., 4th Regt., New Jersey Con- 
tinental Line; enlisted at Valley Forge, 
May 1, 1779; express rider under Ma- 
jor General Nathaniel Greene, Conti- 
nental army, shortly after May 1, 
1778; served two years; was injured by 
falling with his horse at East Hartford 
Conn.; First Lieut. Capt. John Ward's 
Co., State Troops, latter part of 1782, 
served ten months; was compelled to 
resign on account of wounds, about two 
months prior to the end of war. He 
married, first Margaret Tingley: second 
a widow Valentine. Pensioner. 

Campbell, Michael, killed by Indians, 
1778. near Lycoming Creek. Private 
Capt. Reynolds' Co., 3rd battalion, North 
umberland Co. militia, Col. Peter Hos- 
terman. A pension application from 
Lancaster Co., ante 1813 states that 
Michael Campbell, private in 3rd battal- 
ion, Northumberland Co. militia was 
killed by the savages, June 13, 1778, 
two children survived, Margaret and 
Sarah. Margaret was wounded by the 
accidental discharge of a gun, which 
wound still continues. Pension grant- 
ed Margaret; allowance of said Sarah 
discontinued. 



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Carney, Anthony, lived Hartley twp., 
Union Co., 1820, 67 years. Enlisted in 
Orange Co., N. C, and served three 
years. Wife Catherine. 
*f Carroll, Hugh, lived Penn twp., 1778- 
87. Northumberland Co. militia. 

Catherman, Jacob, lived Buffalo twp., 
17S6. Private Northumberland Co. mi- 
litia. 

Chamberlain, William, born Rlngoes, 
N. J., Sept. 26, 1736; died Union Co., 
Pa., August 21, 1817; buried in Lewis- 
burg cemetery. Captain Hunterdon Co. 
militia; major, 2nd regiment, Hunterdon 
Co. militia, 1776; Lieut-Col., Hunterddon 
Co. militia, Sept. 9, 1777; Lieut. -Col., 
New Jersey State Troops; was tried by 
court martial at Trenton, N. J., March 

22, 1781, and sentenced to be cashiered; 
fought at Germantown where his oldest 
son, Lewis, was killed by a cannon ball. 
His brother John was killed at the bat- 
tle of Long Island, and his brother Uriah 
died on the British prison ship, the ''Jer 
sey." Having a soldier's warrant in 179 
or 93 he moved to Buffalo Valley where 
he bought 600 acres of land at (now 
Hoffa Mills.) He married 1st in 1758, 
Elizabeth Ten Brecke, born August 

23, 1740; died Apr. 29, 1770; married 
2nd Ann Park, March 3d, 1771, who 
was born May 20th, 1754. died Nov. 12, 
1779; married 3rd, in 1782, Margaret 
Park, born 1762, died April 29, 1791; 
married 4th in 1794, Ann Mary Kem- 
ble. born Nov. 28, 1769, died March 
4, 1859. 

Chamhers, James, one of a patrol of 
four killed by the Indians, May, 1780, 
near French Jacob Groshong's Mill; 

buried Lewis cemetery, (unmarked) Pri- 
vate, Northumberland Co. militia. Son 
of Robt. Chambers, Sr., who came from 
neighborhood of Chambersburg about 
1775. 

Chambers, Robt., Jr. died in 1825, lived 
Buffalo twp., 177S-87. Private and en- 
sign Northumberland Co. militia. He 
married Catherine (Klinesmith) Camp- 
bell, widow of Daniel Campbell, .also a 
Revolutionary soldier. He was a son of 
Robert Chambers. Sr. 

Charters, William, lived in Buffalo 
twp., 1775-82; at Hoffa Mills. 1784. Pri- 
vate, Northumberland Co. militia. 

Christ, Adam, died May 17, 1808; 66 
vears. Pension application states that 
Adam Christ of Buffalo ttwp., was a 
sergt. in Captain Patrick Anderson's 
Co. of State Regt. March 1. 1777-May 1. 
1777. John Murray, major, said regt., 
testified that the said Adam Christ on 
Sept. 11, 1777, in the battle of the Bran- 
dywine, was wounded in his breast by 
a musket ball. Pension granted and paid 
to March, 1808; first private then sergt. 
in Capt. Henrv Christ .Tr.'s Co. Col. 
Samuel Miles rifle re^t. left widow, 
"Elizabeth Follmer, born June 18, 1730. 
died August 18. 1813. 

Clark, John, born 1736; died Feb. 22, 
1809; 73 years; buried Lewis cemetery, 
Union Co. Captain of 1st Co. 3rd bat- 
talion, Northumberland Co. Associators. 
1776 He married Florence Watson, 

died Sept. 16, 1807, 76 years buried by 
his side. 
¥* Clein Andrew, lived Penn twp, 1778- 
30. Private Northumberland Co. militia. 

Clemens, Peter. Pensioner lived Uni- 
on Co., 1835; 74 years, 3rd Pa Line. 
Col Wm. Butler. Private, Capt. Stake s 
Co ' Col. Butler. 1st Regt and served 



two years. Wife Elizabeth died 1820. 

Clingan, William, Jr., born Donegal 
* W £' Lancaster Co., Sept. 26, 1753; 
died Kelly twp.. Union Co., May 25 
1822 ;66 years; buried Lewisburg ceme- 
tery. First Lieut., 3rd Co., 3rd bat- 
talion, Chester Co. militia, Col. Cal- 
eb Davis; served in battles of Trenton 
Princeton, Brandy wine and Germantown' 
and subsequently served on the fron- 
i r .;„„o He marrie <J at Derry, Pa., June 
Tboo 778, Jean Roan > born 175 3, died 

Cole, Philip lived Hartley twp 1773- 
1778; born 1730; died 1794; member of 
committee of safety, Buffalo twp 

Northumberland Co. August, 1776 CoL 
4th battalion, Northumberland Co As- 
sociators, Oct. 8, 1776. He married' 1760 
Elizabeth Edie. 

Collins, Daniel, lived in White Deer, 
1778-87. Private Northumberland Co 
militia. 

X Collins, Moses, lived Penn twp, 1778- 
82. Private, Northumberland Co mi- 
litia. 

Colpetzer, Adam, lived Buffalotwp 
1778-87. Private, Capt. John Clarke's 
Co., 3rd battalion, Northumberland Co 
Associators, 1776. He married a daugh- 
ter of George Rote, of Mifflinburg. 

Conner, Jacob, lived Buffalo twp 1776- 
87. Private, Capt. John Clarke's Co., 
3rd battalion, Northumberland Co 

Associators, 1776; private, Northumber- 
land Co. militia. 

X Conrad, George, lived Penn twp, 1778- 
87. Private, Capt. John Clarke's Co., 
3rd battalion, Northumberland Co \s- 
sociators, 1776. 

Conrad, Henry, private, Capt. John 
Clarke's Co., Northumberland Co. Asso- 
ciators. 

X Conrad, John, lived Penn twp., 1781- 
7. Private, Northumberland Co. militia. 

Cook, John, died Union Co., Feb. 21, 
1823, 81 years. Ensign 12th, Pa., Col'. 
Wm. Cooke; from private in Capt 

Stewart Herbert's Co., from Womels- 
dorf; taken prisoner at surrender of 
Fort Washington, exchanged and ap- 
pointed ensign. Unmarried in 1820. 

Cornelius, John, lived Union Co. Born 
in Penna. ; came to Union Co., from 
Chester Co., where his son James was 
born in 1783. Revolutionary soldier; serv 
ed under Col. Chamberlain at battle of 
Germantown. 

Coryell, George, lived Buffalo twp., 
1793, on Samuel Maclay farm. Born 
April 28, 1761, at Coryell's Ferry, now 
Lambertville.N.J., died 1837 near Ham- 
ilton, Butler Co., Pa. Enlisted in Capt 
Craig's company of dragoons in 1776, 
just after the taking of the Hessians; 
was in the battle of Princeton and ser- 
ved a year under Capt. Craig; served 
one year in a company of dragoons un- 
der Lieut. Reading, into which he was 
drafted; drafted into Capt. Palmer's com- 
pany in which he served until fall of 
1780. At one time General Washing- 
ton had his headquarters at the home 
of Coryell's father, at the ferry while 
the army encamped partly in the or- 
chard. The British and Hessians at 
one time got possession of his fath- 
er's home, cut the bedding, threw the 
feathers into the street, and burned all 
the fences on the farm, which for a 
long time afterward lay in common. lie 
married in 1790 a sister of Richard Van 
Buskirk of Mifflinburg. A carpent.r. 
Coryell was adjutant of Col. Geo. Weir- 
ick's Regt in War of 1812. Children— 



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Tunis, John, Joseph R. Abraham and 
several daughters. 

Coulter, Nathaniel, lived Union Co. 
1821; born Chester Co., 1759; died Ly- 
coming Co., 1825. Enlisted Aug. 19, 
1776, Capt. Ross Johnson's Co. Lancas- 
ter Co. militia, Col. Thos. Porter; pri- 
vate New 11th Penna. Line; enlisted 
June 11th, 1777, aged 18 height 5-ft, 5 
in, farmer discharged 1781; re-enlisted 
under Major McPherson; served in War 
of 1812 and was wounded in boarding 
McDonough's vessel pensioner, wife Isa- 
bella. 

Cousins, William, private, Capt. John 
Clarke's Co. Northumberland Co. Asso- 
ciators, 1776. z 

Cox, Tunis, lived Buffalo twp, 1778- 
87. Private, Northumberland Co. mil- 
itia. 

Crawford Edward, lived Buffalo Twp. 
1778-87. Northumberland Co. militia. 

Creal, Michael, lived White Deer, 

1783-4. Private, Northumberland Co.. 
militia. 
X Creek, Philip, lived Penn twp., 1781- 
2. Private, Northumberland Co. militia. 

Cronmiller, Martin, died Jan. 26, 

1838, 76 years, buried Lewis cemetery. 
Pensioner, prviate, PM, Feb. 28, 1833; 72 
years. 

Dale, Samuel, born 1741 in Ireland, 
died Dale's Hill, Sept. 27, 1804; 63 years, 
buried Lewisburg cemetery. Capt. of 
4th Co., 2nd battalion, Northumberland 
Co. Associators, 1776; resigned his com- 
mission for a seat in the Supreme Ex- 
ecutive Council, 1776; member of the 
Assembly 1777-1786 was in five cam- 
paigns. He married 2d. Elizabeth the 
daughter of Samuel Futhey who died 
Apr. 23 1835 and is buried beside him. 

Darraugh Ephriam lived White Deer, 
1778-87. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. He married Deborah Poak, 

daughter of James Poak, of White 

Deer, and she was buried in Lewisburg, 
July 26,1833. 
V Dauberman, Christian, lived Penn Twp 

Northumberland Co. Militia. 
)t Dauberman, Peter, probably a son of 
Christian, born 1765, died 1839, buried 
at New Berlin, both in Penna. Mil. 

Dearman, Thomas, lived White Deer 
twp., 1778-80. Northumberland Co. mi- 
litia. 
Q Dell, Leonard, born Cumru twp, Lan- 
caster Co.; died Penn twp., now Sny- 
der Co., ante 1792. Private, Capt. 
Peter Decker's Co., Col. Robert Mag-- 
aw's 5th Pa. batallion, taken Nov. 16, 
1776. 

Derr, Christian, died Jan. 23, 1824; 80 
years. Enlisted at Reading, Pa. in 
Capt. George Nagel's Co. Col. Thomp- 
son's rifles, 1775, served one year, re- 
enlisted Nov. 1776, Capt. Moore's Co., 
Col.Humpton's Old 11th Regt. and was 
wounded at Germantown and had sev- 
eral ribs broken & was accordingly dis- 
charged; carried three balls in his 
body to his grave; pensioner, private 
PL, May 15, 1820, lived Union Co., 76 
years. A carpenter, wife dead in 1820. 

Derr, George, died Feb. 1829, 67 
years, buried Lewisburg cemetery. Pri- 
vate. Northumberland Co. militia. On- 
ly son of Ludwig and Catherine Derr, 
died 1786. He married Fanny Yentzer, 
died Feb. 15, 1842, 72 years. 

Derr. John, died Nov. 27, 1846, Cen- 
tre twp., Union Co., 93 years. Enlisted 
August 25, 1776, Capt Benj. Weiser's 
Co., German Regt., Col. Nicholas House - 
aker; pensioner, private lived Union Co., 
April 2d, 1833, 81 years. 



Derr, Ludwig, died about October, 
1785 in Philadelphia. Served as pri- 
vate in Capt. John Foster's Rangers, 
Northumberland Co., private, Northum- 
berland Co. militia; his mill was a 
meeting place for patriots, and soldiers 
enlisted there. His wife Catherine, 
died in Lewisburg, 1786. 

Dersham, Jacob, buried White Deer 
church cemetery. Revolutionary soldier. 

Dersham, Ludwig, lived West Buffalo 
1796. Pensioner, private, PM, Feb. 19, 
1833; 72 years, lived Union Co. Buried 
at New Berlin, 1838; wife Barbara in 
1840. 

X Dito, Francis, lived Penn twp., Nor- 
thumberland Co. militia. 

Dixon, Sankey, lived Lewisburg, 1787- 
died Nashville, Tenn., 1814. Sergt. and 
ensign, 6th Penna. Line Sept. 1, 1779, 
Capt. Walker Finney's Co.; Lieut. 2nd 
Regt. Penna. Line, 1781-3. Cousin of 
Flavel Roan, Jane Roan, who married 
William Clingan, Elizabeth Roan, who 
married William Clark, all of Buffalo 
Valley. 

Dorman, Ludwig, pensioner, private, 
PL. Oct. 25, 1819, 79 years, lived Uni- 
on Co., 1825, lived in Hartley twp. 

Doglass, William, lived Buffalo twp., 
1796. Private 5th Co. 11th Pa. Regt. 

Dowdrick, John, lived Buffalo twp., 
1775-87. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

Dugan, Wm., lived Buffalo twp., 1778. 
Private, Northumberland Co. militia 
private Robinson's Rangers. 

Fakers. Dr. Joseph, lived White Deer 
twp., 1785; drowned in Muddy Run. near 
Milton. A surgeon in the Revolution. 
He married Elizabeth Blythe, a daugh- 
ter of Capt. Wm. Blythe. 

Eakin, John, lived White Deer, 1783- 
7. Lieut. Northumberland Co. militia. 

Emerick, David, lived Buffalo twp., 
1778-80; tomahawked by Indians in 
1781. Private in Northumberland Co. 
militia. His wife Catherine, afterwards 
married Archibald Thompson, believed 
to be one of the captors of the fami- 
ly. 

Engel, George, pensioner, private PM. 
lived Union Co., Feb. 4, 1833; 78 years. 

Esterly, Jacob, Private, Capt. John 
Clarke's Co., Northumberland Co. As- 
sociators, 1776; private Northumberland 
Co. Rangers. 

Etzweiler, George, Jr., killed by in- 
dians at French Jacob Grozean's Mill, 
May, 1780, one of a patrol of four. 
Said to be buried on Jno. Cook's place, 
now Peter Slear's in Limestone twp. 
Private, Northumberland Co. militia. 
Loft a widow Mary. 

V Evans, John, lived Penn twp., 1778- 
86. Private, Northumberland Co. mili- 
tia. 

Ewig, Christian, lived Union Co. 1820, 
60 years; a wheelwright. April 1776 en- 
listed at Sunbury in Capt. Casper 
Weitzel's Co., Col. Miles Regt.. and 

served 18 months. Re-enlisted at Sun- 
bury in Capt. James Wlison's Co.. 1st 
Pa., Col. James Chambers, in which lie 
served to end of war. 

Ewig, Philip, private in Capt. John 
Clarke's Co., Northumberland Co., As- 
sociators, 1776. 

Ewing, Alexander, lived White Deer, 
1778-82. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. 
>t Fancey, Benjamin, lived Penn twp., 
1778-84. Private, Northumberland COt 
militia. 

Farley, Caleb, born about 1757: died 



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ante 1840 at White Deer, aged 84. Of 
Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, served 3 
months in state troops in 1781. He mar- 
mied Charity Pickle and came to Uni- 
on county at close of war. 

Finney, Lazarus, pensioner, Union Co., 
ensign. PT. July 1833; 82 years. Prob- 
ably from Chester County. He marri- 
ed first Elizabeth Fulton; Married sec- 
ond, Elizabeth Ochiltree, his cousin. 
He was only child of Robt. Finney and 
Diana Spencer. He lived White Deer 
township, 1796. 
X Fisher, Adam, lived Penn twp., 1778- 
87. Private, Northumberland Co. militia. 
Fisher, John, died Penn twp., ante 
1792. Served in Capt. Wm. West's Co., 
Col. Shee's 3rd Pa. battalion. 

Fisher, Paul, lived White Deer, 1783- 
87. Private, Robinson's Rangers. 

Fitzsimmons, Wm., died Union County 
Mar. 26, 1850, aged 96. Northumberland 
County militia. 

Fleming, Hans, lived Buffalo twp., 
1775; White Deer twp., 1780. Capt. 

Samuel McGrady's detachment, North- 
umberland Co. militia. His real name 
was Archibald, not Hans, as is seen 
from a receipt; lived in 1799 at Ship- 
pensburg, Pa. 

Forster, John, born 1784; died 1786; 
buried Centre Co. Lieut., Northumber- 
land Co. Associators, 1776; Capt. 1st 
Co., Col. John Kelly's battalion, 1778, 
often mentioned in Brady's adventures. 
Left a widow Jane. 

Forster, John, Jr., killed by Indians, 
May 6, 1780, near French Jacob Groz- 
ean's Mill; buried Lewis cemetery, (un- 
marked). Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

Forster, Thomas, died June 1, 1804; 
58 years; buried Lewis cemetery. Lieut. 
Capt. John Clarke's Co., Northumberland 
Co. Associators. 1776. 

Foster, Robert, died Jan, 29, 1834; 76 
years. Pensioner, Union Co., Private, 
PM. Feb. 4, 1833, 76 years. 

Fought, Michael, Uvea Buffalo twp., 
1783-7. Private. Capt. John Clarke's Co. 
Northumberland Co. Associators, 1776. 
Probably a son of Jonas Fought, died 
near Chappel Hollow, 1790. 

Frederick, Peter, lived Buffalo twp., 
1778-87. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

Frederick, Thomas, lived Buffalo twp.. 
1778-87. Private, Northumberland Co., 
militia. Founded Fredericksburg, Ohio, 
1S04. 
•£ Freiburgh, Ludwig. lived Penn twp., 
1778-87. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

Fruit, Robert, born Londondarry, Ire- 
land, 1732; died Feb. 4, 1820, Derry, 
Montour Co., lived Buffalo twp., 1775. 
Member of committee of safety. White 
Deer twp., Northumberland Co., Aug. 
1776, and chairman; Member of Assemb- 
ly, Northumberland Co.. 1776; Sept. 
1776, one of six chosen to distribute 
powder to captains of Col. Potter s 
regt. private Northumberland Co. mi- 
litia. He married Catherine McClure. _ 
y Fry Jno. Private. Capt. .Ino. Clarke s 
Co., 'Northumberland Co., Associators. 
1776. He lived in Penn Twp. 1775. 
X Gast Christian, lived Penn twp, 1781- 
7. Died in Huntingdon Co. Private. Capt. 
John Schneider's Co., Northumberland 
Co. militia, May 13, 1780. 

Gast. John Nicholas, born Apnl <M. 
1760; died Dec. 2, 1810, buried at Reb- 



ersburg, Pa. Private, Ensign Simon 
Herold's Co., Northumberland Co., mili- 
tia, 1780; received depreciation pay 
Northumberland Co. militia. He marrl- 
<d Catherine Knipe. He was a brother 
o< Christian Gast. 

* Gemberling, Paul, member of com- 
mittee of safety, Penn twp., Northum- 
berland Co., August, 1776. 

Gibson, Andrew, lived Buffalo twp., 
1775. Northumberland Co. militia. 
0GH1, Wm., died about 1820 in Bea- 
ver twp., Union Co. Private, Capt. 
John Clarke's Co., Northumberland coun 
ty Associators, 1776; belonging to a regt. 
in Forbes' campaign, he was wounded 
in the leg at Grant's defeat, 1758, or 
in the attack on Bouquet's camp, at 
Loyalhanna, and made for home thru 
the woods, reaching Penns Creek he 
married a German woman there and set 
tied. 

Gilman, Henry, Sr., lived White Deer, 
1776-82. Private, Capt. John Clarke's 
Co., 3rd battalion, Northumberland Co., 
Associators, 1776; private, Northumber- 
land County militia. 

Gilman, Henry, Jr., lived White Deer, 
1783; Private, Northumberland Co. mi- 
litia. 

H Glass. George, lived Penn twp., 1781- 
7. Private, Northumberland Co. militia. 

Glover, John, Sr., born in Ireland, Dec. 
25, 1744, died March 1825; buried Laur- 
elton cemetery. Revolutionary soldier. 
He married in Virginia, 1749, Sophia 
Duncan. 

Gray, Neigal, died Kelly Mills, Union 
Co., 1786. Of Northampton Co. Sept. 
28. 1776; Lieut, Col., 12th Pa., Col. 
Wm. Cooke, with rank from Oct. 5, 
1776; cashiered June 2, 1778. 

Gray William, born 173S at Paxtang; 
died 1S15 near Lewisburg. Member of 
committee of safety, White Deer twp., 
Northumberland Co., August 1776 Capt. 
in Revolutionary War. He married Ag- 
nes Rutherford, born Sept, 14, 1710, at 
Paxtang; died about 1813 in Buffalo 
Valley. 

y(. Green, Ebenezer, lived Penn twp., 

1778-84. Private, Northumberland Co. mi 
litia. 

Green, Joseph, born Lancaster Co., 
1720; died 1S02 in Buffalo Valley: burl- 
ed in Lewis cemetery. Member of com- 
mittee of safety, Buffalo twp., Northum- 
berland Co., Feb., 1776: private, Capt 
John Clarke's Co., 3rd battalion, Nor- 
thumberland County. Associators. 1776 
then surgeon's mate; a commissary 
for Gen. Sullivan's expedition into the 
Genesee country; captain, May 1, 1782. 
Me married Marsraret Abbott, died 1783. 

Greenlee, William, lived Buffalo twp., 
1775-82; died 1783. Private, Capt. Jno. 
Clarke's Co. Northumberland Co. Asso- 
ciators, 1776; private, Northumberland 
Co. Rangers. 

X Groninger, Joseph, private, Capt. Jno. 
Clarke's Co. Northumberland Co. Asso- 
ciators 1776; private, Northumberland 
Co Rangers. He lived in Penn Twp. 

Groninger, Leonard, lived White I 
1778-87 Died 1788. Private, Robinson s 
Rangers. Wife Elizabeth. Burled at 
Row's church, Snyder Co. 

Groninger, Leonardt, Jr., lived White 
Deer 1787. Private Northumberland 
Co. militia. Son of Leonard and Eli- 
zabeth Groninger. ,,„,„„ 

Grove, Adam. lived on what WM 
known as the NesMt property which 
in iso? be sold to Thos. Neshlt Indian 
fighter, Northumberland Co. mllil ia.< me 



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of four brothers, all Indian fighters — 
Michael, Peter, Wendel and Adam. 

Grove, Michael, died Nippenose, south 
of Jersey Shore, Pa., Sept. 1827; 70 
years; buried at Dreisbach's church. 
One of four brothers, noted Indian fight 
ers. Private Robinson's Rangers. 

Grove, Peter, lived Union Co. drown- 
ed 1802 or 3, buried Dunnstown, Pa. 
near a large oak tree (no stone on 
grave). Lieut. Robinson's Hangers. He 
married Sarah Witmore and settled on 
north side of Susquehanna at Dunns- 
town, Pa. 

Grove, Wendell, lived at Lewisburg, 
1788. Private, Northumberland Co. mi- 
litia. Brother of Michael Grove. 

Hackenberg, Peter, Revolutionary sol- 
dier, lived Union Co., 1820, probably at 
New Berlin. 

Hafer, Michael, buried at Dreisbach's 
church. Private, Capt. George Reihm's 
Co., 1st regt., Berks county militia. 
Col. Samuel Ely, 1781. His wife also 
is buried at Dreisbach's church. 
* Hain, John, lived Penn twp., 1776-87. 
Private, Capt. John Clarke's Co., North- 
umberland Co. Associators, 1776. 
>C Hain. Philip, lived Penn twp., 1786. 
Pensioner, private, Jan. 25, 1833. 79 
years. 
tf Haney, Barnimus, lived Penn twp., 
1783-7. Private Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

Haney, Christopher, died 1790 in 
Haines twp. Private, Capt. John 

Clarke's Co., Northumberland Co. mi- 
litia; private, Northumberland Co. Kans- 
erK. (Mrs. Bartol.) 

Haney, Christopher, (now Hennig.) 
from Berks and Lancaster Co. Moved 
from Buffalo to Penn's Valley after the 
war. Died 1790 quite aged. Will on 
tile at Sunbury- Left large family. 

Buried at Leidig's graveyard near Wood 
ward. Was in Revolution with sons 
Christopher, Jr., Heironimus, Frederick 
and John were in Heironimus, Freder- 
ick and John Adam. Tn 1777 father and 
sons Christopher, Jr., Frederick and 

John Adam were in 8th Co., Sixth 

Bat*. Lane. Co. Mil. John Adam was 
drummer and Fred was fifer. John 

Adam died 1839, aged 82, buried with 
his father at Leidig's (Rev. Stapleton.) 
y Haney, Frederick, lived Penn twp., 
1783-7. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. (Rev. Stapleton). 
$5 Harpster, Jacob, lived Beaver twp., 
1776. Private, Capt. John Clarkes Co. 
Northumberland Co. Associators. 1776. 

Harpster, David, lived Buffalo twp., 
1778-87. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

X Herrold, Geo., lived Penn twp., 1778- 
84. Private, Northumberland Co. militia. 
(Mrs. Bartol). 
y Herrold, George. There were two 
Herrold brothers in the war. They 

lived a mile below Port Trevorton. The 
wife of the late Judge Daniel Witmer, 
of Port Trevorton, was a Herrold. (Rev. 
Stapleton.) 
X. Herrold, Simon, Penn Twp., (Port 
Trevorton) Northumberland Co. Mil. en- 
sign. 
% Hessler, John lived near Kratzerville, 
1776. Private. Capt. John Clarke's Co., 
Northumberland, Co. Associators, 1776. 
tf Hessler, Michael, lived near Kratzer- 
ville, 1776. Private. Capt. John Clarke's 
Co. Northumberland Co. Associators, 

1776. 



* Hessler. William, lived near Kratzer- 
ville. Private, Capt. John Clarke's Co. 
Northumberland Co. Associators, 1776; 
private, Northumberland Co. Rangers. 

Hetrick, Christian, killed by Indians, 
Oct. 6, 1781; buried ''just above An- 
drew Wolfe's where the rocks ju t out 
upon the road in the corner of the 
woods," Private in Capt. Samuel Mc- 
Grady's seven-months men. Pension ap- 
plication of Ephriam Morrison and his 
wife Agnes, late Agnes Hetrick, form- 
erly widow of Christian Hetrick, de- 
ceased, and of Andrew, Catharine, Eli- 
zabeth and Polly Hetrick, surviving chil 
dren of said Christian Hetrick, states 
that about Oct. 6, 1781, he was called 
into service under the command of 
Capt. Samuel McGrady against a party 
of Indians in the neighborhood of 

Buffalo Creek, said county. A party of 
men went out, and not meeting with 
the Indians, he was killed by 
the Indians while returning home. 
His body was found about a mile from 
Gundy' s Mill, shot, tomahawked and 
scalped. 

High, George, Pensioner, private PM. 
Union Co., Feb. 28, 1833; 82 years. 

Hoats, Baltzer, Pensioner, Union Co., 
private, PM. Feb. 4, 1833, 77 years. 

Holeman, Eli, lived Buffalo twrj, 1781. 
Private, Northumberland Co. militia. 
He married Agnes, daughter of Alex- 
ander McGrady. 

Hone, Henry, lived Buffalo twp., 1778- 
80. Northumberland Co. militia. 
X Hossinger, Frederick, lived Penn twp., 
1781-7. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

X Hossinger, Herman, lived Penn twp., 
1778-87. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

Hoy, Philip, Limestone twp, buried at 
Dreisbach's church. Northumberland Co 
Mil. 
% Hosterman, Jacob, member of com- 
mittee of safety, Penn twp., Northum- 
berland Co., Feb. 1777; private, North- 
a. uniberland Co. Rangers. 
»* Hosterman, Peter, buried old Luth- 
eran cemetery, Selinsgrove, Pa. Private, 
Capt. Benjamin Weiser's Co., Northum- 
berland Co. Associators, 1776, Col. 3rd 
battalion, Northumberland Co. Assoeia'- 
ors, Mav 1, 1778. Lived Penn twp, 1776, 
hsid 612 acres 1787. 

Hufnagle, Christian, Pensioner, Union 
Co., private, PM. Feb. 19, 1833; 79 

years. 

Hugeman, John, (or Hagerman) Pen- 
sioner, Union Co., private, PM, Tp, 
17,1834; 77 years, died Perry Twp. 
about 1840. 

Huggins, Dennis, lived Union Co., 1814. 
Private, Capt. Casper Weitzel's Co. 1st 
battalion Pa. rifle regt., 1776. 

Huling, Marcus, born 1714; died 1786. 
Member of committee of safety, White 
Deer twp., Northumberland Co. Feb. 
1776. He married Rebekah Godfrey. 
X Hummel, Jacob, buried in old Luther- 
an cemetery, Selinsgrove, now Snyder 
Co. Revolutionary soldier. 

Tddings. In 1819 Henry Iddings, of 
White Deer, died, aged 92 years and 
was no doubt the father of Lieut. 

Jonathan and privates William and 
Samuel Iddings of the Northumberland 
Co. Mil. 

Irvine, William, died Nov. 18, 1795. 
Capt. of 7th Co., Col. John Kelly's 
1st battalion, Northumberland Co. Asso- 
ciators; also served in the French and 
Indian War, 1754-1763. He married 
1st an Armstrong of Carlisle: he mar- 



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ried 2nd Jane Forster, died 1824; 84 
years, buried Lewis cemetery. 

Irwin, William, died 1813. Member of 
committee of safety, Buffalo twp., Nor- 
thumberland Co., Feb. 1776; member of 
Assembly during Revolution. 

Jenkins, Morgan, lived Buffalo twp., 
1780. Private, Northumberland Co. mi- 
litia. 

Jones, Thomas, buried at Ray's churcl 
Union Co., Revolutionary soldier. Died 
1816, aged 56. Enlisted in Bucks Co., 
was a color Bearer; served in the bat- 
tle of Brandy wine; came to Union Co. 
in 1802. He married Elizabeth Wohnseid 
ler of Bucks Co., who is also buried at 
Ray's Cemetery, Union Co. 

Johnson, Christopher, settled in West 
Buffalo twp., 1787, died Union Co. 1837. 
Capt. 2nd Co. 4th bat. Northampton Co. 
militia; capt. 4th bat. Northampton Co. 
militia, 1780, Lt. Col. Philip Bohm. 

Keeny, Jacob, lived Turtle Creek, 

1777 on John Aurand's place. Private, 
Capt. John Clark's Northumberland Co. 
Associators, 1776; private Northumber- 
land Co. militia. 

Kelly, John, born in Lancaster Co., 
Feb. 1744; died Buffalo Valley, Feb. 18, 
1832; 88 years, buried Lewisburg ceme- 
tery Lieu. Col Com. 1778 in Col Potter's 
battalion, Northumberland Co. militia; 
major. He married Sarah Poak, died 
Jan. 2, 1831, daughter of Jas. Poak of 
White Deer. 

Kelly, Lawrence, lived Buffalo twp., 
1775-81. Private. Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

Kerbach, Antoine, died Beaver twp., 
1792. Penna. private in Col. Hazen's 
regt. 

Kerner, John, died Union Co., June 

22 1829; 84 years. Pensioner, Union Co., 
sergt. PL. May 15, 1820; 84 years, pri- 
vate, Capt. Geo. Nagel's Co., Col Wm. 
Thompson's regt. of rifles, June 1775- 
July 1, 1776, enlisted at Heading, Pa. 
wounded at Lechmere Pond, Nov. 9, 
1775 and lost two fingers, reenlisted in 
6th Pa., in 1777 Capt. Moser's Co., sergt. 
6th Pa., transferred to Capt. Finney's 
Co., discharged 1781. 

O Kerstetter, George, lived Washington 
twp., Union Co., 1820; 64 years. Private 
Capt. Daniel Burchardt's Co. German 
regt., July 29, 1776; in the battles of 
Biandywine, Brunswick, Trenton, Ger- 
mantown;in Sullivans e'xpedition against 
the Genesee country; discharged at 

Northumberland, 1779; lived Perry twp., 
Union Co., 1821. Blacksmith. Wife 

Elizabeth. ■ _ . 

Kester, Peter, died Union Co., July 

23 1833; 77 years. Private, 6th Pa. 
line, Jan. 17, 1833, 77 years. 

ivinny, Josepn, Pensioner, Union to., 
private 'and corporal and sergeant, PM. 
Feb. 2, 1833, 75 years. 

Kishler, I rantis, Private, Capt. Jonn 
Clarke's Co., Northumberland Co. Asso- 
ciators, 1776. . . 

Klinesmith, Blatzer, killed July 14 > 
1780 by Indians in Buffalo Valley buri- 
ed Dreisbaeh's church. Private, capt. 
Jos. Green's Co. Col. John Kelley s bat- 
talion. Wife Mary drew pension in 
1819 at New Berlin. 

Klingaman, Peter, born 1<62, aiea 

April 27, 1848, 92 years. Pensioner, 
Hartley township, 1840, 85 years 
ft Klingler, Peter, born Berks Co., 175b, 
V died 1833 76 years, 9 months, buried in 
Kratzerville cemetery Revolut onarv 
soldier. He married Mary Elizabeth 
Haag. 



Kneedler, Conrad, private, Capt. John 
Clarke's Co., Northumberland Co. As- 
sociators, 1776; received depreciation pay 
Northumberland Co. militia. 

Kneedler, Frederick, private, Capt. 
John Clarke's Co. Northumberland Co. 
Associators, 1776. 

Knip, George, pensioner, Union Co., 
(deceased), private, PM, Feb. 9, 1833, 
81 years. 

Kuntz, John, lived Buffalo twp, 1781- 
4. Pensioner, Union Co., private, PM. 
Feb. 4, 1833; 80 years, private in Rob- 
inson's Rangers. 

Laird, Matthew, died White Deer, 
Aug. 1821. A wagoner with Gen. Brad- 
dock's army, was in Col. Dunbar's 
camp when the news came back of 
Gen. Braddock's defeat, July 9, 1755. He 
says, in Colonial Records, VI, 482: "A 
wounded officer was carried into camp 
on a sheet; they beat to arms, on 
which the wagoners and many common 
soldiers took to flight, in spite of the 
sentries who forced many to return, 
but many got away, among them the 
examinant." 

Lamb, Michael, private, Capt. John 
Clarke's Co. Northumberland Co. Asso- 
ciators, 1776; private, Northumberland 
Co. Rangers. 

Laughlin, Samuel, lived Buffalo twp., 
1775-80; killed by Indians May 16, 1780, 
with three other members of the pa- 
trol. Private, Northumberland Co. mili- 
tia. 

Lebkicher, Michael, born in Perry 
Co., Pa., March 9, 1760; died Jan. 28, 
1848, Mifflinburg, Pa. Pensioner, Union 
Co., private, PT. Feb. 2, 1833; 75 years, 
enlisted 1776, private under Capt. Frlck- 
er and Col. Klotz; served in the bat- 
tles of Fort Washington, time of ser- 
vice, 8 months. Wife Susan. 

Lebkicher, William, buried Mifflinburg 
cemetery. Revolutionary soldier. 

Lee, John, killed by Indians, August, 
1782, at his home near Winfield, Pa., 
buried near the house, ''just where the 
furnace railroad crosses the road to 
the Susquehanna river." Major fn Nor- 
thumberland Co. militia. Wife also cap- 
tured and killed by Indians; one son, 
Thomas, captured. 

Leech, William, lived Buffalo twp.. 
1775-87 Northumberland Co. militia. 

Lenhart, Peter, pensioner, lived Mif- 
flinburg, Pa. 1840, 85 years. 

Lennox, George, pensioner, Union 

Co 1835, 77 years, 2nd Pa. Line, pri- 
vate, Capt. Bankson's Co., Col. Stew- 
o r*t' g reset 

3* Lepley, ' Jacob, lived Penn twp.. 1781- 
7 Private Northumberland Co. mlllt a. 
siLepley Michael, died at Ft. Freeland 
April 26 1779, age 41; lived Penn twp. 
Northumberland county militia. 
tfLevengood, Feitel, lived Penn twp., 
1778-87. Private, Northumberland Co. 

iO.evengood, Jacob, lived Penn twp.. 
1778-87. Private, Northumberland C o. 

m Levy' Aaron, lived Buffalo twp, 1778- 
84 Private, Northumberland Co. mili- 
tia. Founder of Aaronsburg. Pa. 

Lewis, Paschal, died June 17. 1820. 
fift vears- buried Lewis cemetery, Mlf- 
fiinbuw? Pa Private, Capt. Patrick 
Watson's Rangers. Northumbar and Co. 
Wife Elizabeth Boude, died Augi 
1828; 71 years. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS, No. 1. 



Lincoln, Michael, born Berks Co., No- 
vember 9, 1761; died August 11, 1849. 
Hartley twp., Union Co.; buried Lewis 
cemetery. Private under Capt. Schaffer 
spring of 1778; private under Capt. 

Morrison, spring of 1779; served in Sul- 
livan's campaign into the Genesee coun- 
try; was at Fort Brady at the time 
of Capt. John Brady's death and help- 
ed carry in his body. He married Ra- 
chel Thompson, died 1848; 88 years buri- 
ed in Lewis cemetery. 

Links, Jacob, lived Buffalo twp, 1775- 
6. Private, Capt. John Clarke's Co., 
Northumberland Co. Associators, 1776, 
Captain 3rd Co., Oct. 1776. 

Linn, John, died Sept. 28, 1847, at 
Mifflinburg, 91 years, buried Mifflinburg 
cemetery. Enlisted Jan. 1, 1780 Captain 
Erasmus Gill's Co. 4th regt. of Pa. 
cavalry, Col. Stephen Moylan; served to 
end of war; pensioner, lived at Mif- 
flingurg, 1840; 84 years. A weaver. 

Linn, John, born Lurgan twp, Cum- 
berland Co., April 2, 1754; died March 
18, 1809; buried Presbyterian cemetei.. . 
Buffalo X Roads, Pa., ''Did a tour," 
received depreciation pay. Northumber- 
land Co. militia. He married 1780 Ann 
Fleming, born Sept. 6, 1761, died Sept. 
4, 1841, daughter of John and Ann 

Fleming. 

< List, Andrew, lived Penn Twp., 1778- 
87. Northumberland Co. militia. 
&JLL Long, Jacob, private, Capt. John 
Clarke's Co. Northumberland Co. Asso- 
ciators, 1776; pensioner, Union Co., pri- 
vate, PM. Feb. 19, 1833; 77 years. 

Long, William, private, Capt. John 
Clarke's Co. Northumberland Co. Asso- 
ciators, 1776. 

Love, Robert, lived White Deer, 1778- 
80. Private, Robinson's Rangers. 

Lowdon, John, born July 5, 1730; died 
at Silver Spring, near Mifflinburg, Pi., 
Feb. 1, 1798; buried Columbia, Pa. CaiU. 
commissioned June 25, 1775, Col. Wm. 
Thompson's rifle regt.; Nov. 1776, Su- 
preme Executive Council. He married, 
1st, 1760 Sarah, who died ante 1775; 
he married 2nd, Ann. 

Lowdon, Richard, lived Buffalo twp., 
1775-87. Private, Capt. John Clarke's 
Co. Northumberland Co. Associators. 
1776; private, Northumberland Co. mili- 
tia. Brother of Capt. John Lowdon, 
and lived with him near Mifflinburg, 
Pa. Unmarried. 

McCalley, Alexander, lived Buffalo 
twp, 1778-87. Private Northumberland 
Co. militia. 

McCandlish, William, Sr., died 1784; 
lived Buffalo twp., 1778-82. Private. 
Northumberland Co. militia. 

McCashon, John, lived Buffalo twp., 
1776. Private, Capt John Clarke's Co. 
Associators, 1776. 

McCelvy, James, lived Buffalo twp. 
1775-87. Private, Capt. John Clarke's 
Co. Northumberland Co. Associators, 
1776; received depreciation pay, North- 
umberland Co. militia. 

McClanahan, James, died June 1784, 
White Deer, Member of committee of 
safety, White Deer twp., Northumber- 
land Co., August, 1776. Left widow, 
Sarah. 

Maclay, Samuel, born Lurgan twp., 
Cumberland Co., June 7, 1741, died Buf- 
falo Valley, 1811; buried on his farm, 
(now Green farm) in Buffalo Valley 
and later buried in Dreisbach church 
Lieut. Col. of Northumberland Co. As- 
sociators. He married 1773, Elizabeth 
Plunket, born 1755, died 1823. 



McClughan, Samuel, died May 31, 

1825, Westmoreland Co., lived Buffalo 
valley 1786. Private 12th Penna. Line. 
Enlisted in Capt. Wm. Wilson's Co. in | 
1st Penna. Regt.; was drafted from 
said Regt. into Capt. Parr's Co. of 
rifle corps, commanded by Col. Dani- 
el Morgan; wounded in the groin when 
on a scouting party at Saratoga in 
Sept. 1777, pensioner. 

McClung, Matthew private, Capt. Jno. 
Clarke's Northumberland Co. Associat- 
ors, 1776; received depreciation pay, 
Northumberland Co. militia, lived Buf- 
falo twp., 1776-84. Son of John Mc- 
Clung, of Buffalo twp., died 1787. 

McComb, John, lived 1778-89, White 
Deer. Private, Northumberland Co. mi- 
litia. 

McCormick, James, born about 1750, 
East Pennsboro twp., Cumberland Co.; 
lived White Deer twp., 1770-1778. Mem- 
ber of committee of safety, White Deer 
twp., Northumberland Co., Feb. 1777; he 
i* believed to have gone to the Re-volu- 
tionary war but nothing more is known 
of him definitely except that In 1782 
he was a resident of Augusta Co., Va. 
He married March 15, 1774, Isabella Dix- 
on, who escaped from the Valley at 
the time of the great runaway by flee- 
ing on horsebach with a child in her 
arms. 

McCracken, Henry, killed Sept. 24, 
17 SI. Widow Mary McCracken lived 
White Deer, 1781-4. Private, Capt. Wm. 
Clarke's Northumberland Co. Associat- 
ors; private, Northumberland Co. Rang- 
ers. Pension application of Mary Mc- 
Cracken states that her husband, Hen- 
ry McCracken, was killed by the In- 
dians while in service. Pension grant- 
ed for the support of herself and 
family. Son of John McCracken who 
was killed by the Indians in 1757. 

McDonneld Randal, lived Buffalo twp. 
1775-82. Private, Capt. John Clarke's 
Co. Northumberland Co. Associators. 
1776; Northumberland Co. Rangers. 

McGrady, Alexander, lived Buffalo 
twp., 1778-87; private. Northumberland 
Co militia. 

McGrady, Samuel, lived Buffalo twp., 
1785. Capt. and Lieut. Northumberland 
Co. militia. 

McCartney, Henry, private, Capt. 
Robert Cluggage's Co., Col. Wm. Thomp 
son's rifles, discharged at Long Island, 
July, 1776; weaver, Lycoming Co. 1820. 
aged 75. In a Union Co. application for 
pension James Hammond, Seth McCor- 
mick, John Brown and John Brown, 
(justice), testify that they lived in the 
same neighborhood with Henry McCart 
ney. He received a ball in his leg at 
the battle of Long Island which has 
never been extracted. Died Mav, 

1792. 

Maekay, William, lived White Deer, 
1778-87. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

McLaughlin, James, lived White Deer, 
1778-87. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

McPherson, John, died Winfield, Pa. 
August 2, 1827. Revolutionary soldier 
and pensioner in navy. ''John McPher- 
son was a midshipman on board the 
Randolph Frigate, commanded by Capt. 
Nicholas Biddle. He was in action 

with a twenty-gun ship, 'True Briton' 
in 1771 when he was wounded in the 
groin and right leg which disabled him 
from performing his duty on shipboard. 
Was discharged by Capt. Biddle." 



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25 



Macklin, Valentine, private, Capt. Jno. 
Clarke's Co. Northumberland Co. Asso- 
ciators, 1776. 

Markel, George, lived Penn twp, 1781- 
87. Private, Northumberland Co. mili- 
tia. 

Martin, George, died White Deer, 

1806. Enlisted in the 12th Pa. regt., 
commanded by Col. Wm. Cooke, in 

Capt. Hawkins Boone's Co.; was draft- 
ed from said regt. into a corps com- 
manded by Col. Morgan, was wounded 
in his left side at Saratoga, Oct. 

1777; lived Buffalo Valley, 17S6; died, 
March 10, 1816. (?) 

Maurer, Michael, lived Penn twp., 
1778-87. Private Northumberland Co. 
militia. 
y Maurer, Peter, lived Penn twp., 177S- 
87. Private, Northumberland Co. mi- 
litia. 

V Meiser, Henry, lived Penn twp., 1778- 
87. Private, Lieut., Jacob Bard's party 
of Northumberland Co. militia, 1780. 

Miller, Benjamin, lived Buffalo twp., 
1778-87. Private, Capt. John Clarke's 
Co. Northumberland Co. Associators, 177 
private, Robinson's Rangers. 
X Miller, David, member of committee 
of safety, Penn twp., Northumberland 
Co. Feb. 1777. 
y Miller, Dewalt, lived Penn twp., 1778; 
had saw mill. Standard bearer, Coi. 
Philip Cole's 4th bat. Northumberland 
Co. militia. 

Miller, George, born 1761; died 1844. 
Took the place of his brother as a sol- 
dier under Capt. Henry Wright in 1777, 
served as a teamster in 177S; Pension- 
er, Union Co., 1840; aged 81. He marri- 
ed Catherine Markle. 

Mitten, Patrick, died Jan. 1825, Union 
Co. Revolutionary soldier. 
X Monks, William, lived Penn twp, 1781. 
Private, Northumberland Co. militia. 

Mook, George, Union Co., died at 
East Rush, N. Y., 1848, aged 88 years. 
Northumberland Co. Mil. 

Mook, Jacob. Pensioner, East Buffalo 
twp., 1840, aged 86; received depreciation 
pay, Northumberland Co. militia 
v* Moon, John, lived Penn twp., 1778-87. 

Private, Northumberland Co. militia. 
X Moon, Thomas, lived Penn twp., 1778- 
82. Private, Northumberland Co. mili- 
tia. 

V Moore, Andrew, lived Penn twp., 1778- 
87. Member of committee of safety, 
Penn twp., Northumberland Co. Feb. 
1777. 

Moore, James, lived Buffalo twp, 1776. 
2nd Lieut., Capt. John Clarke's Co. 
Northumberland Co. Associators. 1776. 

Moore, James, born April 22,1753, New 
Brunswick, N. J. Private, Capt. James 
Parr's Co., 1st rifle regt. of Pa., July, 
1776, enlisted for the war; captured by 
British. His wife was Mary Wilkinson. 
(His son, James, Jr., married Mary Ott.) 

Moor, William, lived Buffalo twp., 
1775-87. Private, Capt. John Clarke's Co., 
Northumberland Co. Associators, 1776. 

Morrow, Andrew, lived Buffalo twp., 
near Dreisbach church, 1778-84. Private 
Capt. John Clarke's Co., Northumberland 
Co. Associators, 1776; received depre- 
ciation pay, Northumberland Co. mili- 
tia 
if Motz, Michael, lived Penn Twp., 1778- 
86. Captain in Northumberland Co. 
militia, (Mrs. Bart/Dl.) 

Motz, Capt. Michael. He came from 
Berks Co., long before the Revolution 
with two brothers, John and Ge °C? e - 
Located near Middleburg. George died 



in 1806: Michael and John about 1785 
moved to Penn's Valley, Centre Co 
'J°o h o n ' born 1758 . di ed 1802. Michael died 
1823, aged 85. Buried in the Colonial 
graveyard two miles west of Wbod- 
ward. (Rev. Stapleton.) 
* Moyer, George, buried Fry's cemetery 
Salem, ( noW ) Snyder Co. Revolutionary 
soldier. 

Moyer, Michael, lived Union Co., 1828 
Revolutionary soldier. 

Moyer, Nicholas. Pensioner, Union 
Co.. private PM, April 2, 1833; ?:, 

years. 

Nees, Henry, private, Capt. John 
Clarke s Co., Northumberland Co. Asso- 
ciators, 1776. 

X Nees, Peter, died Feb. 1, 1777 of 
wounds at Piscataway, N. J Private 
Capt. John Clarke's Co., Northumberland 
Co. Associators, 1776. Pension applica- 
tion states that Peter Neese in Dec 
1776, was a private in Capt. John 
Clarke's Co., Northumberland Co. mi- 
litia, commanded by Col. James Potter. 
While on his tour of duty at Piscata- 
way, N. J., he was mortally wounded, 
Jan. 1777, by a musket ball, by reason 
of which and lack of attention he died 
before his return from tour. Pension 
granted widow Mary and three children. 
]H, Nees, Peter, lived Penn twp, 1785-87; 
died, aged 91. Northumberland county 
militia. He married Christiana Hess, 
and was a son of Wm. Neese a Ger- 
man sailor who settled in Penn twp., 
about 1778. 

>( Neitz, Matthias, lived Penn twp. 1786- 
7. Northumberland county militia. 

Nesbit, Alexander, died Nov. 8, 1823, 
at Lewisburg, Pa., aged 69. Commission- 
ed 2nd Lieut., 1776 of York Co. mili- 
tia. He married 1st, Jane McKay; and 
married 2nd a widow. 

Nevel, Nicholas, died in Buffalo Val- 
ley. Berks Co. Mil. 

Nevius, Christian, born in New Jers- 
ey, Nov. 1, 1759; died Union Co. Pa., 
•Nov. 1, 1815; 56 years; buried in Lewis- 
burg cemetery. Private, Major William 
Beard's Co., New Jersey militia, March 
3-26, 1780: private, Capt. Jacob Ten 
Eyck's Co., 1st battalion of Somerset 
Co. militia. He married Lucretia Cham 
berlain, born Dec. 20, 1765, died Jan. 19, 
1841, (daughter of Col. Wm. Chamber- 
lain and Elizabeth Ten Broeck.) 

Neitz, Philip, private, Capt. Benjamin 
Weiser's Co., 1776; pensioner, Union Co. 
private PT. Feb. 7, 1833; 81 years. 

Noble, Robert, lived Buffalo twp.. 
1778-87. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

Norcross, John, lived White Deer, 
1778-86. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia; wounded at Piscataway. N. J. 
Feb. 1, 1777. 

ia Ogden, Joseph, lived Penn twp, 1«,S- 
80. Private, Northumberland Co. mili- 
tia. 

Orwig George, born at Maiden Creek, 
Pa March 11, 1758; died March 2, 1841. 
at 'kifflinburg, Pa.; buried Miffllnbur* 
cpmeterv July 1776, enlisted in rifle 
Co of Capt. James Olds, served in i .al- 
lies of Cong Island. White Plain* 
Brandywine to Fort Jenkins In 1<78; 
pensioner. Tmion Co.. private RA. Feb. 
» 1833 age 76 He married, August 10. 
1758 Marv Magdalene Gilbert. He was 
a son of Gottfried and Clara Orwlg. 

Overmeier, George, Jr., private, Nor- 
thumberland Co. militia Son of Capt 
George Overmeier, died 180a. 



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Overmeier, George, died 1S05. Member 
of committee of safety, Bufalo twp. 
Northumberland Co. Feb. 1777; capt. of 
6th Co., 4^h battalion, Northumberland 
Co. Associators, Oct. 1776. 

Overmeier, Peter, private, Northum- 
berland Co. militia. Son of Captain 
George Overmeier. 

Parkinson, Daniel, lived Buffalo twp., 
1780. Northumberland Co. militia. 

Parr, James, lived White Deer, 1767- 
8; died ante 1804. 1st Lieut., Capt. .Tim. 
Lowdon's Co., Col. Wm. Thompson's 
rifles, June, 1775; Capt. 1st Pa. Line, 
Col. James Chambers; Major. noted 
throughout army for daring and in- 
trepidity, distinguished in the Gen. 
Sulivan campaign into the Genesee 
country. 

Patterson, Murdock, lived Beaver 

twp., 1793. Private, 2nd Pa. Line, Col. 
Stewart. 

Pfoutz (or Foutz) Conrad, lived White 
Deer twp., 1778-82. Born Strasburg, Ger- 
many 1734; died Donegal, Lancaster 
Co., Pa., 1790. Capt. Benj. Weiser's Co., 
enlisted Jan. 30, 1777. One of the Rang- 
ers who with Sam. Brady and the 
Groves, were a great terror to the In- 
dians. ''Among the recruits enlisted bv 
Capt. John Mather, Jr., June, 1759" for 
the French and Indian War was "Con- 
rad Fouts, aged 25, born Zweibrucken, 
German laborer." 'His wife, Elizabeth, 
died in Lewisburg, Sept. 26, 1828, aged 
88. 

Phillips, George. Died near Winfield 
1822. Northampton Co. Mil. 

Piatt, Abraham died Haines Twp., 
1796. Northumberland Co. militia. His 
children were Jane, Eleanor, John and 
James. 

Poak, James Smith, lived White Deer, 
1776-87, Pensioner, Union Co., private 
PM. Jan. 17, 1833; 83 years; Northumber 
land Co. Rangers. 

Poak, James, died 1782, private Nor- 
thumberland Co. Rangers. Left wife 
Mary. His daughter Sarah married 

Col. John Kelly; Deborah married Eph- 
raim Darraugh. 

Poak, Thomas, lived White Deer, pri- 
vate, Northumberland Co. militia. Son 
of James and Mary Poak. 

Poak, Joseph, lived White Deer, 1778- 
87. Lieut. Northumberland Co. militia 
i Pontius, George, private, Capt. John 
Clarke's Co., Northumberland Co. Asso- 
ciators, 1776; received depdeciation pay, 
Northumberland Co. militia. Son of 
John Pontius and Anna Catherine Zel- 
lers, married 1743. Buried Smith Grove 
Church, Snyder Co. 

Pontius, Henry, born Feb. 25, 1744 
died Dec. 13, 1822, Union Co. 1st Lieut 
Capt. John Clarke's Co. Northumberland 
Co. Associators, 1776. He married Cath- 
erine Wolfe. He was a son of John 
Pontius and Anna Catherine Zellers, 
married 1743. 

Pontius, (John) Nicholas, born 1749 
in Berks Co.; died 1831. Private, 

Capt. John Clarke's Co., Northumber- 
land Co. Associators, 1776; Lieut. in 
Northumberland Co. militia. He marri- 
ed, Feb. 1778, Maria, Appolonia Wilhelm 
He was a son of John Pontius married 
1743 Anna Catherine Zellers. 

Potter, James born Tyrone, Ireland 
1729; died Nov. 1789; buried Brown's 
Mill, Franklin Co., Pa. 1755, Capt. in 
French and Indian War; 1763-4 in active 
service as a major and Lieut. Col ; 
Col. of 2nd bat. Northumberland Co. As- 
sociators, Jan. 24, 1776; brigadier gener- 
al, April 5, 1777; member of supreme 



executive council, 17§1; vice-president of 
Penna., 1781; commissioned a major gen 
eral, 1782. Lived White Deer. The 

uper fort, built in 1777 in Penns Valley, 
was his fortified log house. He marri- 
ed, first Elizabeth Cathcart, of Phila- 
delphia, second Mrs. Mary Patterson 
vChambers. 

» Price, Thomas, lived Selinsgrove, 1792, 
died Selinsgrove, Pa., Sergt, in Capt. 
Casper Weitzel's Co., 1st battalion, Pa. 
regt. of rifles, Col: Samuel Miles. 

Quinn, Terrence, lived Buffalo twp., 
near _ Turtle Creek, 1778-81. Private 
Northumberland Co. militia. He married 
Mary, daughter of Corinnius Michael, a 
soldier of Frederick the Great. He 

died in Union Co. Aug. 10, 1831, aged 
93. 

Rank, Adam. Died in White Deer, 
1809. Lancaster Co. Mil. 

Rank, John, Sr. Died in White Deer — 
Lancaster Co. Mil. The Ranks came 
from Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., and 
located above New Columbia prior to 

*1792. 

\ iaush, George, lived Penn twp., 1778- 
87. Private, Northumberland Co. militia. 
Died, Aug. 2 3, 1839, aged 84 yrs., in Uni- 
^>xi Co. 

\y)Raush, Jacob, lived Penn twp, 1778+ 

\87. Private, Northumberland Co. militia. 
<■ Raush, John, lived Penn twp., 17.S2-7. 
Private. Northumberland Co. militia 

Rearick, J., Buffalo Valley. Died 1788. 
Northumberland Co. Mil. 

Reed, James, settled in Gregg twp , 
17SS.He came with his wife from Ches- 
ter county; was in the battle of the 
Fraud;, wine. He married Jeannette 
Watt. 

Reed, John, died Union Co., 1827. Re- 
volutionary soldier; private, Northum- 
berland Co. Rangers. 

I Reed, Captain John, born Lancaster 
Co. (now Dauphin) ante 1750; died a- 
bout 1778 on his place below White 
Deer Mills. Capt. of 5th Co., 1st bat- 
talion of the Flying Camp of Lancas- 
ter Co., Col. James Cunningham. He 
had commanded the Paxton boys earli- 
er. He married Margaret Blvthe, born 
Sept. 17, 1750, died Sept. 4, 1836, buried 
at Kester's school, Hartley twp., daugh- 
ter of Capt. Wm. Blythe. 

Reed, William, lived White Deer, 
1777-Sl. Member of committee of safe- 
ty, White Deer twp., Northumberland 
Co., Feb. 1777; private and Lieut, in 
Northumberland Co. militia ' 

Rees, Daniel, lived Buffalo twp., 1775- 
1804. Died 1804. Northumberland Co 
militia. 

* Reger, Elias, lived Penn twp., 1778-87- 
I'^d Union Co., 1820. Enlisted May) 
1775, Capt. George Nagel's Co., Col. Wm 
Thompson s regt. of rifles; in siege of 
?°?ton; discharged at Long Island, Julv 
1, 177G. Cooper by trade. 
X Regar, John, lived Penn twp 17X1-^ 

^Private, Northumberland Co militia 
! ^\ ei o C ^ en, T. ac ^' John - lived Pe nn twp., 
1778-86. Ensign, Northumberland Co 

. militia. ■ 

I Reiehenbach Jacob, buried" Grubb's 
church, Salem, (now) Snyder Co Re- 
volutionary soldier. 

Reim Nicholas, died Union Co 1828- 
lived Buffalo twp 1781-2. Private, ,Vd 
P „ a -; transferred from 12th Pa., July 
1778; discharged 1781; was wounded in 
the service. 

Richey, Robert, enlisted April 177fi 
Capt. Casper Wetzel's Co., Col. Samuel 
Miles regt.; lived Buffalo twp is ' 
pensioner, 1813. y IM 

ifi?rt ibb o tt ' , c £ ris tian, lived Union Co 
1820. Revolutionary soldier. 



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Roizner, John, lived Buffalo twp., 
1775-86. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

Rhea, John, lived Buffalo twp., 1778- 

86. Private, Northumberland Co. militia. 
Richter, Christian, buried Grubb's 

church, Chapman twp., (now) Snyder 
Co. Received depreciation pay, North- 
umberland Co. militia. 

Rinehart, Frederick, lived Buffalo 
twp., 1778-84. Private, Capt. John 
Clarke's Co., Northumberland Co. As- 
sociators, 1776; private and Lieut., Nor- 
thumberland Co. militia. 

Rinehart, George, lived Buffalo twp., 
1775-80. Private, Capt. John Clarke's 
Co. Northumberland Co. Associators, 
1776; received depreciation pay, North- 
umberland Co. militia. 

Rishell, George, lived Union Co. 1820. 
Revolutionary soldier. 

Rith, Yost, private, Capt. John 
Clarke's Northumberland Co. Associat- 
ors 1776. 

Roan, Flavel. lived Lewisburg, 1786; 
born July 31, 1760, Derry twp.; died Feb. 
19, 1817. 5th Co. 6th bat., Lancaster 
Co. militia, Feb. 1779; private, 9th bat., 
2nd company, 5th class, Lancaster Co. 
militia, 1780 (marked belonging to 7th 
bat.) Unmarried. Member of Assembly 
two years, Sheriff Northumberland Co. 
1791. 

Rodman, James, lived White Deer. 
Northumberland Co., militia. Son of 
Hugh Rodman (died 1781) and Martha 
Rodman. 

Rodman, William, died White Deer, 
1782. Private, Northumberland Co. mili- 
tia. His widow Martha afterwards mar- 
ried James Fleming. 

Rorabaugh, Philpi., died Feb. 3, 1837; 
86 years; buried German graveyard, 
Lewisburg, Pa. Hero of three wars: 
served three months in Pa. line, Capt. 
Slaymaker's Co., Col. Bull's regt. while 
the army lay at Valley Forge; served 
in 1794 in the whisky insurrection; 
served three months in 1814 in Capt. 
John Bergstresser's Co. at Marcus Hook. 

Rote, Michael, private, Capt. John 
Clarke's Co. Northumberland Co. Asso- 
ciators, 1776. 

Ross, Jacob Valentine, settled in Uni- 
in county after war of 1812; born June 
17, 1754 in New Jersey; died Union 
county, 1S54, buried at Buffalo X Roads 
Presbyterian cemetery. A son of Jasper 
Ross, who lived near Elizabeth, N. J. 
Jasper Ross was wounded, had his hand 
shot off in the battle of Saratoga and 
Valentine, his son, took his place. Serv- 
ed in 9th N. J. Continental Line three 
and a half years; a pensioner. He mar- 
ried 1st, Susan Bray; in 1829 he mar- 
ried Mary A. Van Horn. Betsy Ross 
was his sister-in-law. 

Roush, Casper, lived Penn twp. 1778- 

87. Revolutionary soldier. 

Row, George, killed by indians, July, 
1781, near Mifflinburg; 58 years. Pen- 
sion application states that "George 
Row enlisted in a battalion of Northum- 
berland Co. militia commanded by Col. 
Peter Hosterman. He was stationed at 
Foutz' mill in Buffalo Valley. July, 
1780, was wounded by the Indians in 
defence of this place; a musket or rifle 
'•all pierced his breast and he died 
within five hours after he was wound- 
ed. Bis widow, Mary Magdalene Row 
is much in need of a pension." 

Row, John, lived Penn twp., 1778-87. 
Private, Northumberland Co. militia. 

Row, Ludwig, private, Cai>'. John 
Clarke's Co., Northumberland Co. Asso- 
ciators, 1776; private in Robinson's 
Hangers 

Row, Martha, lived Penr. twp., 1778- 



87. Private, Northumberland Co. mili- 
tia. 

Sample, John, killed Dy Indians, May 
1779, White Deer; buried on ;•„ farm late- 
ly owned by Abram Leib, neai Ram.-sey's 
schoolhouse in White Deer, where his 
grave may still be seen. Revolutionary 
soldier. He and his wife Mary were 
killed by the Indians and their son Jno. 
carried away at the same time, was 
later rescued. 

Schneider, Michael, private, Capt. 
John Clarke's Co. Northumberland Co. 
Associators, 1776. Lived in (now) Lime- 
stone twp., near White Springs. 

Schoch, Mathias Michael, born Nov. 
5, 1759; died Nov. 9, 1819; buried Row's 
Church Salem, Snyder Co., Pa. Private, 
Capt. John Clarke's Northumberland 
Co. Associators, 1776; received deprecia- 
tion pay, Northumberland Co. militia. 

Schoch, George, lived Penn twp. 1778- 
87. Private, Capt. John Clarke's Co., 
Northumberland Co. Associators, 1776. 
Probably a brother of Mathias Michael 
and of John. 

Schoch, John, lived 1778-87 Penn twp. 
Private, Capt. John Clarke's Co. North- 
umberland Co. Associators, 1776; receiv- 
ed depreciation pay, Northumberland 
Co. militia. 

Schroyer, Matthias lived Union Co., 
«^20. Enlisted July 21, 1776, Capt. Chas. 
Baltzel's Co., German regt., Lieut. -Col. 
Waltner. 

Scott, Robert, lived White Springs. 
1776. Private, Capt. John Clarke's Co., 
Northumberland Co. Rangers. 

Seebold, Christopher, Jr. He was a son 
of Christopher Seebold, Sr., who came 
with a large family from Lebanon Co., 
in 1789 and located about two miles 
west of New Berlin where he owned a 
mill, the ruins of which may yet be 
seen. Both father and son were 
in 6th Co., Second Bat. Lancaster Co. 
Mil. Christopher Seebold, Sr., died in 
1813. Christopher, Jr. born 1763, died 
1S39. He is buried in New Berlin. In 
1788 he married Anna Eve Hochlender 
of Manheim, Lancaster Co. who was 
born 1769 and died Nov. 3, 1857. 

Seebold, Christopher, Sr., born in 
Wurtemberg, Germany, about 1743. 
Came to America with his father, Len- 
hart Seebold, who settled Lebanon Co. 
Christopher Sr., died 1813 in New Ber- 
lin; buried in New Berlin in a 
lot which has since been aban- 
doned as a cemetery and laid out as a 
portion of the town, an alley running 
acvross the spot where his grave was 
made. He married in Lebanon Co., 2nd 
Bat. Lancaster Co. militia. 

Seitz, George, born in Reading, Pa.; 
died Lewisburg, Pa., Oct. 6, 1824; 69 
years. Private, Capt. Gobin's Co. 6th 
battalion Berks Co. militia, August 10- 
Sept. 9th, 1780; at one time on duty 
guarding prisoners of war from Read- 
ing to Philadelphia. He married Cath- 
erine Burkhart, died at Lewisburg, Nov. 
4, 1846; age 87. She nursed soldiers at 
Valley Forge and used to tell of help- 
ing in one operation which General 
George Washington was the 'surgeon 
in charge. 

Selin, Anthony, died Feb. 2, 1792, at 
Selinsgrove, Pa.; buried in New Luth- 
eran cemetery, Selinsgrove, Pa. Capt. 
in Baron von Ottendorff's corps of 
dragoons, Dec. 10, 1776; Capt. in 2nd 
Canadian regt, (Congress Own) Col. 
Moses Hazen, Dec. 10, 1776; major of 
same, served to Jan. 1, 1783. He married 
Catherine, a sister of Governor Simon 
Snyder. 

Seips Joseph, lived Buffalo twp., 
1775-84. Private, Northumberland Co., 
militia. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS, No. 1. 



Shadel, Henry, born in Wurtemberg, 
Germany, Oct. 22, 1752; died Jan. 21, 
1822, aged 67; buried Grubb's church, 
Chapman twp., (now) Snyder Co. Team- 
ster in Revolutionary war. He married 
in Berks Co., Maria Ohlinger, who is 
buried beside him. 

Shamory, (father of John Sha- 

mory); buried in Grubb's churchyard, 
Snyder county. Said to be a revolution- 
ary soldier. 

Shively, Christian, a Swiss who set- 
tled in York county where he moved to 
Buffalo Valley 1773; returned to York 
county where he died. Northumberland 
county militia. A son John, was captur- 
ed by the Indians and never returned. 

Shont, Adam, (or Schout?) lived Uni- 
on Co., pensioner, private, PM, Feb. 23, 
1833; 79 years. (Adam Schout, pension- 
er lived Bast Buffalo twp., 1840, aged 
86.) 

Shreffler, Henry, New Berlin; died 
Penn's Valley 1837, aged 85. Berks 
Co. Associators, 1776. 

Sierer, George, private in Capt. John 
Clarke's Co. Northumberland Co. Asso- 
ciators, 1776. 

Smilev, Thomas, born (now) Dauph- 
in Co., i759; died near Alvira, 1832, ag- 
ed 73; buried White Deer baptist 
church cemetery. Enlisted in 1776 undee. 
Col. Curtis Grubb, for duty on Long 
Island; under Washington at White 
Marsh and at Chestnut Hill, Dec. 6th, 
1777. He settled in White Deer in 180S 
where he established the first Baptist 
church in Union county. He married 
Nancy Tucker. He was a son of John 
Smiley, (who had served in the early 
wars and enlisted in the Revolution 
with him under Col. Grubb) and his wife 
Annie Stuart. 

Smith. Adam, died Union Co.; buried 
at Dreisbach church. A teamster in the 
Revolutionary war. 

Smith, Widow Catherine buried in 
the old settlers' cemetery, White Deer 
Valley, at the corner of Dan. Cladwell's 
barn. She had a boring mill at White 
Deer, which she managed after the 
death of her husband, Peter Smith. Of 
her ten children one son, John, was a 
private in Capt. John Clarke's Co., 
Northumberland Co. Associators, 1776, 
and never came back from the war. 

Smith, Michael, lived East Buffalo, 
1776. Private, Capt. John Clarke's Co., 
Associators, 1776. 

Snyder, John, lived Union Co., 1818. 
A Revolutionary soldier and a pension- 
er. 

Solomon, John, near New Berlin, 
Northumberland Co. Mil. 

Solomon, Joseph. Same record. 

Soult, David, born March 18, 1752; 
died 1824, aged 72 in Union Co. Enlist- 
ed in Capt. Marion Lamar's Co. of Nor- 
thampton Co., Col. John P. de Haas 1st 
Pa. battalion and served in Canada in 
1776; re-enlisted in 2nd Pa.; discharged 
under General Wayne after the revolt 
at Trenton, N. J.; pensioner, Union Co. 
private,* PL, May 15, 1820; #ged 82. He 
left five children, John, Jacob, Philip, 
George and Michael. 

Specht, Adam, died New Berlin, Oct. 
4, 1824, aged 69. Enlisted at Schaeffers- 
town, private in Col. Nicholas Hauseg- 
ger's German regt., May, 1776; discharg- 
ed, Northumberland, 1779; shoemaker; 
pensioner. 

Speddy, James, died at New Berlin. 
Private, Capt. John Clark's Co. North- 
umberland Co. Associators, 1776. 

Speddy, William Sr., lived along Tur- 
tle Creek, 1785, died at Speddy's Gap 
near McAlisterville, Pa., enlisted, Dec. 
177 6, Capt. John Clark's Company, Nor- 



thumberland county militia; served dur- 
ing Princeton and Trenton campaigns. 

Speddy, William, Jr., lived Buffalo 
township. Northumberland county mi- 
litia. Son of William Sr. 

Speece, Jacob, lived at White Deer, 
1778. Private in Capt. John Clarke's 
Co. Northumberland Co. Associators, in 
1776. 

Spyker, Henrv, born Tulpehocken, Au- 
gust 29, 1753; died Lewisburg, Pa. July 
1, 1817; buried Lewisburg cemetery. 
Adjt. in 1776 of a regiment on duty at 
Ambov, N. J. paymaster of Berks Co. 
militia, Oct. 1, 1777- July 27, 1787; mem- 
ber of Assembly from Berks Co. 17S8- 
90; Col. of 6th battalion of Berks Co. 
militia, May 17, 1777. He married Ma- 
ria Weiser, born August 11, 1754; died 
Oct. 11, 1829, at Lewisburg. He was a 
son of Peter Spyker, born Oct. 27, 1711, 
married 1742, Mary Seidel. 
>• Stahl, John, lived Union Co., 1825 and 
served with militia. He died in Chap- 
man Twp., June 25, 1840, aged 85. 

Stevenson, James, private, Capt. John 
Clarke's Co., Northumberland Co. Asso- 
ciators, 1776. 
)( Stock, George lived Penn twp. 1785- 
7. Pensioner, Union Co., private, PM, 
Mav 2, 1833; 79 years. 

Storm, David, lived Buffalo Valley; 
killed in 1781 by Indians at his home 
in Buffalo twp. Private, Capt. John 
Clarke's Co. Northumberland Co. As- 
sociators, 1776. 

Straw (or Stroh,) Nicholas lived Buf- 
falo Twp., 1778-87. Lieut. Northumber- 
land Co. militia; belonged to the 
rangers. He married Mary, daughter of 
» Christian and Rachel Dale. 
* Swineford, John. Born 1755, died 
v 1805; Middleburg, Snyder Co. 
* Swineford, George. Middleburg. Both 
sons of Albrecht Swineford, founder of 
Middleburg, who died at an advanced 
age in 1809. 

Strickland, Timothy, lived Lewisburg, 
May, 1824, age 78 and much crippled. 
Enlisted 1776 in Berkshire, Mass. Capt. 
Bacon's Co., Col. Porter's regt., and 
served one year; re-enlisted Sept. 1777 
in Capt. Mills' Co., N. Y. State line and 
honorably discharged after three years' 
service. A carpenter; had four sons of 
whom Samuel was in the war of 1812. 

Sutherland, Thomas, born 1733; died 
Oct. 15, 1816, 8 4buried in Presbyterian 
cemetery, Buffalo X. Roads, Penna., 
Lieut. Col. 4th battalion, Northumber- 
land Co. Associators, Oct, 8, 1776. Wife 
Jane, died Feb. 9th, 1819, aged 82. Bur- 
ied beside him. 

Swartz, Peter, Sr., died White Deer, 
Oct. 16, 1804. Built a blockhouse on his 
farm near West Milton. He married 1st, 
Elizabeth Ritt; married 2nd, Mrs. Mag- 
dalena Baker Weyland in 1772, (widow 
of Michael AVeyland.) 
Swartzlander, Conrad. Pensioner from 
Centre twp., 1840. aged 85. 

Swesey, Daniel, died White Deer, Jan. 
31, 1836. Pensioner, Union Co., private 
PM, Jan. 9, 1834; 78 years. He left a 
widow, Mary. 

Tate, Edward, died 1794 in Mifflin- 
burg, Pa. Private in Capt. Geo. Over- 
mier's Co. Northumberland Co. Associa- 
tors, 1776. May 6, 1782 he was wounded 
by a ball in his foot in an engagejn^n.^ 
with the Indians on a place then J occu- 
pied by Frederick Wise (now in 1 Lime- 
stone twp.) somewhere between Mkffflin- 
burg and Wehr's tavern; pensioner/, in 
March 1791. He married Barbara 7<iast 
daughter of John Nicholas Gast{ and 
Catherine Knipe. 

Tabler, Joseph, lived Buffalo \twp 
1781-87. Private, Northumberland^ Co. 
militia. 



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Templeton. One of the first settlers of 
Dry Valley, about 1769, was William 
Templeton and wife Anna. On the as- 
sessment list of 1775 the wife only ap- 
pears which indicates that the father 
was then dead. They were in some way 
connected with the Beattys and Bov- 
ards. They had a number of sons in the 
Revolution. The names of John, David 
and Samuel appear on the rolls of the 
Northumberland Co. Mil. There is a 
Templetion graveyard on the ridge near 
Dry Valley X Roads where many of the 
family lie buried. The Templetons long 
ago disappeared from Union County. 
J Thomas, Lieut. John died Penn Twp., 
1812. Lebanon Co. Mil. 

Thomas, George. Son of Lieut. John 
Thomas. 

Thompson, James, died near Jersey 
Shore, Pa., Feb. 9, 1837; buried in old 
cemetery, Jersey Shore Pensioner, Uni- 
on Co., Capt. PM, Feb. 12, 1833; age 
70; at the age of ten he was with his 
stepfather, a teamster, at Braddock's 
defeat. 

Thompson, Robert, private, Capt. Jno. 
Clarke's Co. Northumberland Co. Asso- 
ciators, 1776: served as a volunteer, Dec. 
10, 1776-March 11, 1777 and then dis- 
charged because he was moving to Cum- 
berland Co. 

Tibbens, Henry, died between 1820 
and 1825; lived Union Co., 1814. Enlist 
ed by Lieut. John Edie; resided in Buf- 
falo Valley, Union Co., 1814; Capt. Mos- 
es McClain's Co., Col. Wm. Irvine's 6th 
Pa. battalion. It appears by a certificate 
of Capt. Timothy Green that Tibbens 
served in his company in the year 1764, 
Col. Asher Clayton's regt., Col. Bou- 
quet's campaign; pensioner, 1820; dead 
in 1825. 

Treaster, Martin, died 1782; lived 
Buffalo twp., 1778-82. Member of com- 
mittee of safety, Buffalo twp., North- 
umberland Co., August, 1776; private, 
Northumberland Co. militia. 

Trewitz, Conrad, lived Union Co., 
1822. Union Co. pension application 
states he enlisted August 15, 1776, 
Capt. Benjamin Weiser's Co., in Col. 
Husker's regt., until Col. Husker de- 
serted to the British army. Afterwards 
Col. Waltner commanded said regt., un- 
der whom he served until Jan. 1781, 
when he was discharged by Gen. Mulen- 
berg in New Jersey. His discharge has 
since been burnt with other property. 
Michael Yeisley states that he and 
Conrad Trewitz were messmates in Capt. 
Benj. Weiser's Co., in Col. Waltner's 
regt., for about 18 months. Ner Mid- 
dleswarth testifies that the above state- 
's, ment about Trewitz is true. 
k' Ulrich, John George, Jr. born Feb. 3, 
1753; died April 17, 1824, age 72; buri- 
ed Old Lutheran cemetery, Selinsgrove, 
Pa. Private, Capt. John Clarke's Co., 
Northumberland Co. Associators, Sept. 
1776; private, Capt. Michael Weaver's 
Co., Northumberland Co., 1780; Lieut., 
received depreciation pay, Northumber- 
land Co. militia. Married Catherine 
Laudenslager, and was a son of the 
Pioneer John George Ulrich. 

Van Dyke, Henry, born 1700 in New 
York; died 1784 in Buffalo Valley. Al- 
though an old man he belonged to the 
Buffalo Valley Rangers. Before war 
was declared secret meetings were 
held by the colonists at his house east 
of Buffalo X Roads. He was one of the 
party of militia sent up to White 
Deer in 1781, under Sergt. Christian 
Van Gundy to bring away John Samp- 
le and wife who were finally murdered 
by Indians. He married Elizabeth 
Campbell. 



Van Dyke, John, lived Buffalo twp., 
1781-4. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. Son of Henry Van Dyke. 

Van Dyke, Lambert, lived White 
Deer twp., 1778; died 1794, Paradise, Pa. 
in Capt. McClellen's company, 1st bat. 
Lancaster county militia, Col. Rodgers 
bat. He married Margaret McMichael. 
Son of Henry Van Dyke. 

Van Gundy, Christian, Sr., born in 
Lancaster Co.; died Ross Co., O. A. 
Sergt. of militia in charge of party 
sent to White Deer, 1779, to bring a- 
way John Sample and his wife. 

Van Gundy, Peter, lived Buffalo twp. 
1783-4. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

Van Valzah. Dr. Robert, born near 
Croton River, N. T., April 17, 1764; 
died April 18, 1850, age 85; buried 
Presbyterian Cemetery, Buffalo X. 
Roads, Pa. Served two years in the 
militia at age of sixteen. He marri- 
ed Elizabeth Sutherland, daughter of 
Lieut. Col. Thos. Sutherland and Jane. 
) Wales, John. (Walls in records.) 
Penn Twp.; buried at New Berlin 1796. 
Private, Northumberland Co. militia. 
Left a widow Ann M., died Feb. 20, 
^J.827 in Centre Twp. 

V Walter, David, buried Fry's cemetery 
■'Salem, Chapman twp., Snyder Co. Nor- 
thumberland Co. Rangers; pensioner 
Union Co., private, PM, May 2, 1833, 
aged 73. Said to be a son of the pio- 
neer Jacob Walter. 

Walter, John, born Jan. 6th, 1749; 
died Jan. 5, 1812; buried Dreisbach's 
church. Revolutionary soldier. 

Ward, John, lived Union Co., 1823. 
Revolutionary soldier. 

Watson, Hugh, lived Buffalo twp., 
1775-82. Northumberland Co. militia. 

Watson, Patrick, killed May, 1780, by 
Indians near Mifflinburg, Pa.; buried 
(with his mother who was killed at the 
same time) in Lewis cemetery. (Un- 
marked). Ensign, Capt. John Clarke's 
Co. Northumberland Co. Associators 
1776; received depreciation pay, North- 
umberland Co. militia. 

X Weaver, John, lived Penn twp., 1776- 
87. Private, Capt. John Clarke's Co. 
Northumberland Co. Associators, 1776. 

Weaver, David, private, Capt. John 
Clarke's Co. Northumberland Co. Asso- 
ciators, 1776. 

X Weaver, Michael, lived Penn township 
177S-87. Northumberland Co. militia. 

Weeks, Jesse, lived and died in White 
Deer township. His cabin was on the 
north branch of White Deer Hole 
Creek about four miles west of its 
junction with South Creek. Ensign 
Captain Samuel Dale's company, Col. 
James Potter's 2nd bat., Northumber- 
land county militia, 1776. Son of Jos- 
eph Weeks, (died 1779) and Rachel. 

Weiser, Peter. Penn Twp. Three of 
his sons were married to daughters of 
Capt. Michael Motz; all moved with the 
latter to Penn's Valley, Centre Co. 
•< Weiser, Captain Benjamin, lived Penn 
twp 1776-87; lived at Selinsgrove af- 
ter the war. Capt. in German regt., 
July 8, 1776. Son of Conrad Weiser, the 
Indian interpreter, and his wife Anna 

Weiser, Christopher, died East Buf- 
falo twp., March 30, 1819, aged 61; buri- 
ed in Lewisburg cemetery. Sergt. Capt. 
Peter Decker's Co., Col. Robert Magaw s 
5th Pa. battalion; lived Buffalo twp., 
Union Co., 1792. This is probably a son 
of John Peter Weiser, married Maria 
Margaretta. (John Peter Weiser was a 
son of Conrad Weiser, the Indian in- 
terpreter and his wife, Anna Eve.) 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS, No. 1. 



"Weiser, Captain Conrad, born August 
30, 17-19; died 1803; buried Old Luther- 
an cemetery, Selinsgrove, Pa., Col. Pat- 
ton's battalion, Berks Co. militia 1776: 
on duty at South Amboy, N. J.; Capt. 
4th Co. 6th battalion, 1777; Capt. 6th 
battalion, 177 8. He married Barbara 
Boyer. 

Wenderbach, Henry, private, Capt. 
John Clark's Co. Northumberland Co. 
Associators, 1776. 

Wendt, Frederick, lived Union Co., 
1823. Revolutionary soldier. 

Wereham, feter, uvea Union Co., 1820. 
Corp. PM. pensioner. 

Weyland, Michael (or Weeland), liv- 
ed White Deer twp., 1796, buried in old 
German Reformed cemetery, Milton, Pa. 
He applied for a pension in April, 1818, 
at which time he was living in Milton, 
Pa., aged 70 years. Pension was grant- 
ed him for four years' actual service as 
a private in the Pennsylvania Line. He 
enlisted May 21, 1776 and served under 
Captains Peter Grubb and James Ross, 
and Colonel Miles. 

Wildgoose, Michael, lived Buffalo twp. 
1772-87. Private, Lieut-Col's. Co. 3d. 
Pa. Line, 1777-1780; from Buffalo twp., 
Northumberland Co. 

Wilker, Leonard, lived Buffalo town- 
ship, 1775-87 where he had grist and 
saw mills. Northumberland county 
militia. 

Wilson, Hugh, born Oct. 21, 1761, Al- 
len twp., Northampton Co.; died Oct. 9 ; 
1845 on his farm near Lewisburg, Pa. 
buried Lewisburg cemetery. Served a 
number of tours during the Revolution 
as a militiaman under Col. Nicholas 
Kern. He married, Feb. 17, 1790, Cath- 
erine Irvine born 1758, died 1835, daugh- 
ter of Capt. Wm. Irvine. 

Wilson, John, born 1763; died 1836 at 
Hartleton, Pa. Pensioner, Union Co., 
private, PM, Feb. 12, 1833, age 70; serv- 
ed in the militia guarding the fron- 
tier, 1781; received depreciation pay, 
Northumberland Co. militia. He marri- 
ed Nancy Foster. Son of Peter Wilson 
and Jane Gilbraith. 

Wilson, Matthew, lived Buffalo town- 
ship, 1775. Northumberland Co. mili- 
tia. 

Wilson, Peter, born 1752, died 1803; 
lived in present Hartley township, and 
coming from York county before the 
Revolution; he left with the great run- 
away, 1778 and did not return until 
close of war. Northumberland county 
militia. He married in 1770, Jane Gal- 
braith, born 1754. 

Wilson. Robert, lived Buffalo twp., 
1778-82. Private, Capt. John Clarke's 
Co. Northumberland Co. Associators, 
1776. 

Wilson, Thomas, born 1724, in Ireland 
died Feb. 25, 1799, aged 74; buried Lew- 
isburg cemetery. During the Revolution 
he supplied flour from his mill in Allen 
twp., Northampton Co., to the Continent- 
al army; he was paid in Continental 
currency and suffered heavily because 



of its depreciation. His widow Eliza- 
beth Hays was a daughter of John 
Hays and Jane Love. 

Wise, Frederick, lived Buffalo twp., 
1781-85. Private, Northumberland Co. 
militia. 

Wise, Jacob, lived Buffalo Twp., 
v 1775-85. Northumberland Co. militia. 
\ Witmer, Peter. Born 1737 in Ger- 
many. Married in 1757 at Philadelphia 
Marie Solomona. In 17 66 located one 
mile above Port Trevorton and took up 
300 acres of land still in possession of 
his descendants. Had son Peter born 
17 60. Both father and son in Northum- 
berland Co. Mil. Peter Witmer died 
1793; buried at Row's church. Will on 
file at Sunbury. 
jC Witmer, Mathias. Penn Twp. North- 
umberland Co. Mil. Relative of Peter. 
X Wolf, George, lived Penn Twp. 1775- 
87. Capt. 5th company, 4th bat. Col. 
James Potter's Northumberland Co. mi- 
litia. On first grand jury of Northum- 
berland county, 1773. (Probably tavern 
keeper below the bridge at Northumber- 
land,) licensed 1772. 

Wolfe, George Wendle, born Tulpe- 
hocken, March 16, 1740; died March 12, 
1S26; buried at Dreisbach's church, (un- 
marked). Privnte, Capt. Michael Fur- 
rer's Co. Berks Co. militia, Col. Patton. 
He married in Berks Co., 1766, Ann 
V Elizabeth Reid, died March 7, 1829. 
^ Woodling, George, buried Freeburg 

/emetery. Revolutionary soldier. 
Woodrow, Simon, lived Penn twp., 
1781-7. Member of committee of safety 
Penn twp., Northumberland Co. August 
1776. 

Yearrick, Simon. Born 1755, died 
1831; buried in Miffiinburg cemetery 
Revolutionary soldier. 

Yiesely, Michael, lived Union Co. 1822. 
Enlisted Aug. 9, 1776, Capt. Benjamin 
Weiser's Co., Col. Hausegger's regt.; 
served through war and discharged in 
1783; lived Union Co., 1820, aged 67. 
Wife living then. 

Young, Christian, died Union County, 
June 10, 1820. Private, Col. Robert 
Magaw's 5th Pa. battalion; discharged 
at Fort Washington. 

Young, Matthew, lived Buffalo twp., 
177S-87; died 1787, Buffalo twp. Private 
Northumberland Co. militia. His daugh- 

\ter Margaret, captured by Indians, was 
still living in 1787. 
> Yost, Caspar, Sr., lived 1778-81 Penn 
Twp.; died Penn twp., 1781; born at 
Hanover, Pa., 1748. Second Major. Col. 
Philip Cole's 2nd bat. Northumberland 
Co. militia. He married 1768 Catherine 
Cole, daughter of Col. Philip Cole and 
Elizabeth Edie and was a son of John 
Yost and Mary Foster. 

Yost, John ,born 1726; died 1784. Nor- 
thumberland County rangers. He marri- 
ed in 1747, Mary Foster. 
> Zellers, John, lived Penn township, 
1781-87. Northumberland Co. militia. 

Zellers, Peter. Born Tulpehocken, 
Berks Co., 1745; died 1817; buried at 
Miffiinburg. 



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Monument erected to the memory 
of Gov. Simon Snyder, by the Com- 
monwealth of Penna. 



MARRIAGE AND INSCRIPTION RECORDS 



7500 SNYDER COUNTY MARRIAGES AND 871 

SNYDER CO. TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS 

PUBLISHED IN TWO VOLUMES 



The undersigned has compiled and 
published two companion Volumes 
of Snyder County Records: 

1. "Tombstone Inscriptions of Sny- 
der County" and 2. "Snyder Coun- 
ty Marriages. 1835-1899." 

Tombstone Inscriptions. 

No^other volume contains so mucb 
data of the people who have lived 
and died in this section, since the 
settlement of this territory by the 
pioneers, almost a century and a 
half ago. Our noble forefathers 
penetrated the forests and wilder- 
ness and began tilling the soil. The 
heroic dust of these revered ances- 
tors now sleep beneath the sod of 
their chosen heath. This book gives 
the names of these people, the dates 
of birth and death and age as giv- 
en on the markers. 

Almost 9,000 Epitaphs. 
There are 279 pages in the book 
covering 68 different Cemeteries in 
the 17 districts of Snyder County, 
and the older epitaphs of New Berlin, 
just across the borders in Union 
County. 

These records are authentic. The 
names of each cemetery are arrang- 
ed in alphabetical order so that any 
name can easily be found. 

The following list will show how 
many epitaphs are given from each 
district: 

Adams, 421 

Beaver, 342 

Beaver West 746 

Centre, 604 

Chapman, 988 

Franklin, 449 

Jackson, 682 

Middleburg, 333 

Middlecreek, 443 

Monroe, 217 



Perry, 716 

Perry West, 31 

Penn 951 

Spring, 370 

Selinsgrove, 255 

Union, 456 

Washington 738 

New Berlin 69 

Total In the Book, .. 8711 
The book is substantially bound 
in stiff cloth covers and will be 
mailed prepaid on receipt of $3.00 

Snyder County Marriages. 

This book contains the names and 
dates of more than 7500 marriages. 
(15,000 names.) 

This volume contains 266 pages and 
34 pages are used for a comprehen- 
sive and complete index of surnames, 
so there is no trouble to find all the 
names with little trouble. 

Bound in stiff substantial cloth 
binding, and will be sent prepaid on 
receipt of Three Dollars. 

For a short time, when both books 
are ordered at the same time we 
will send prepaid both the Inscrip 
tion and Marriage Books on receipt 
of five dollars. 

These books contain many family 
records that the families themselves 
do not have and in many cases, as 
those of marriages, are not obtain 
able except through these books. 

There is a very small edition and 
when these are sold, it will be im- 
possible to supply any more copies 
as there will be no second Issue. 

No local data of such magnitude 
has ever been compiled and publish- 
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lars for a copy of each — the Mar- 
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AUTHOR 
MIDDLEBURGH, SNYDER CO., PA., U. S. A. 



SNYDER COUNTY 
ANNALS 

No. 2. 



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CONTENTS : 

Early Snyder County History : 

Ifltems Taken From the Union Star of New Berlin, From Feb. 4, 
1846 to Feb. 1, 1849 when New Berlin was the County Seat of Union 
County, comprising what is Now Both Union and Snyder Counties, 
Pages 34 to 46. 

History of The Middleburgh Post, Page 48. 

Ifltems Taken From the Union Times of New Berlin, June 27, 1850, 
to April 22, 1852, with the causes that led to the Division of Union 
County, and the formation of Snyder County, pages 46 to 64. 

IJOther issues of these Annals Will Bring Out Other Interesting 
Items on the Question of Dividing the County. 



PUBLISHED BY 



The Middleburgh Post 

MIDDLEBURGH, PA. 
Copyrighted 1916. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS, No. 2. 



SOME INTERESTING ANCIENT 

SNYDER COUNTY HISTORY 



Many Forgotton Items Gathered From The Files of 
The "Union Star," of New Berlin, 1846 to 1849. 



February 1846. 

4. The Union Star, published by 
John Smith, New Berlin, Pa. marked 
Vol. 7, No. 1. 

4. In this issue, a correspondent 
demands a lower rate of postage on 
the ground that a poor man earning 
50 cents a day can not afford to pay 
half of that (25c) to send one letter. 

4. Joseph Stilwell and John Mon- 
telius are Associate Judges, Michael 
Clemmens, Henry Sanders, Jr., and 
Jacob Martin are county commission- 
ers; Daniel Bellman is Register and 
William Roshong, Prothonotary. Hon. 
Abraham S. Wilson is President 
Judge of the 20th Judicial district, 
of Union, Mifflin and Huntingdon 
Counties. C. Breyman, David Weirick 
and James Harrison are county Audi- 
tors. 

Advertisements : Samuel Bastress, 
Chapman Hotel and stage office, six 
miles below Selinsgrove, Pa. Charles 
Wireman petitions the court for a 
tavern license for the hotel in Beaver- 
town, Pa. Wholesale Brush factory, 
near Adamsburg, by J. Norton, Bea- 
vertown, Pa. New Berlin attorneys, 
—Charles Merril, Joseph Casev, and 
D. W. Woods. 

13. New Berlin Singing Association 
gave a concert of sacred music in 
the Presbyterian church, Committee, 
C. Moser, C. Wilson, and A. G. Quin- 
lan. 

14. Election of Colonel of First 
regiment to succeed Col. John K. 
Snyder, resigned. First battalion met 
at public house of Daniel Garman, in 
Freeburg; Second battalion at public 
house of H. A. Smith in Middleburg. 

16. Temperance meeting in M. E. 
Church, New Berlin. Israel Gutelius, 
President; Samuel Harmany, Secre- 
tary. 

14. Mifflinburg just emerged from 
ravages of small pox. 

18. The Whig Committee of Union 
County met at New Berlin and el- 
ected Dr. Jacob Wagenseller, state 
senator, of Selinsgrove, delegate to 



the State convention and agreed to 
support either Cooper or Irwin for 
Governor. 

25. Former State Senator Henry 
C. Eyer, of Selinsgrove, commended 
for voting for Hon. Simon Cameron 
for U. S. Senator and the cause of the 
Tariff of 1842. 

March 11146. 

4. Star says 20 inches of snow 
fell Feb. 15th. There was continuous 
sleighing from Dec. 1st, 1845 to 
present. 

12 — 18 Spring freshet. High water 
Many bridges washed away, including 
bridge across Penns Creek in Selins- 
grove and there was 16 inches of 
water in J. & W. F. Wagenseller's 
store. 

18. Henry Keiser is advertising for j 
a tavern license for a commodious 
house on the baVik of the Susquehan- 
na river, in Penn Township, on the 
Isle of Que. Also Henry Smith, of 
Adamsburg, Beaver township; and Ira 
Sayrs, of Chapman, Chapman town- 
ship, on the road from Harrisburg 
to Northumberland along the Sus- 
quehanna river. 

25. Application for tavern licenses: 
Wm. Boyer for house on Isle of Que, 
Penn Township; Also Frederick 
St^rrick. for house at McKees Half 
Falls, Chapman township; Frederick 
C. Moyer, Freeburg. 

23. W. F. Wagenseller advertises 
that on account of the bridge being 
taken away from Penns Creek, he 
will keep a supply of salt, plaster, 
etc. on the west side of the creek in 
order to supply customers. 
April 1846. 

8. Robert Ewing, applicant for a 
tavern license for house in Chapman 
township, formerly kept by S. Bas- 
tress. 

29. Benjaman Hummel, an appli- 
cant for a tavern, in Penn township 
along the canal, one mile south of 
Shamokin Dam. 

May 1846. 

5. R. P. Adams delivered a lecture 
in New Berlin on "Electricity." Ad- 
mission 12% cents. 



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June 3, 1846. 

Call for volunteers for the Mexi- 
can war. 

Peter Richter, Selinsgrove, died on 
May 25, aged 69 years. 

Advertisements: — Daniel B. Fish- 
er, auctioneer, Middleburg, Henry 
Kern, Executor of Catherine Kern, 
late of Beaver Twp. ; Gideon Emey, 
administrator of Philip Emey, deed., 
late of Perry township; Isaac Gear- 
hart, Drug store, Selinsgrove; Dr. 
L. Ehrmann, Homeopathic physician 
at T. D. Bassler's Hotel, Selinsgrove. 
June 10, 1846. 

The following military organiza- 
tions are requested to meet in Lewis- 
burg, Saturday, June 13th, prepared 
to volunteer to march to Mexico: The 
2nd regiment of the First Brigade; 
The Union Troop; and the LaFayette 
Troop; Union Independent Battalion 
of Volunteers and the Mifflinburg 
Greens. 

Aaron Smith, of Centre township, 
is advertising for a stray sheep. 

June 17, 1846. 

The Democratic Whigs of Union 
County are asked to meet at their re- 
spective polling places for the bor- 
ough and townships, Saturday, July 
25, 1846 to elect two delegates from 
each district to compose a county con- 
vention to be held in New Berlin, on 
Monday, July 27th, to nominate a 
county ticket. 

Advertisements: — John Benfer, 
Sheriff, offering for sale real estate 
of Henry Kemmerling, of Beaver 
twp. ; J. Lewis Reyman, administra- 
tor of Hannah Reyman, late of Wash- 
ington township; Frederick Richter 
and Harriet Hottenstein, executors of 
Peter Richter, late of Selinsgrove. 
June 24, 1846. 

David Weirick, Executor of Estate 
of Jacob Hetrich, late of Centre 
township. 

July 8, 1846. 

Special adjourned court was held 
at New Berlin to try a case of Samuel 
T. Burrows, and others, against Au- 
gustus E. Shultz, the son of Govern- 
or, J. Andrew Shultz. This was an is- 
sue to try the validity of a judg- 
ment Gov. Shultz gave to his son, A. 
E. Shultz for $8119.07. This judg- 
ment was given by the Governor to 
his son, and it was claimed without 
consideration, at the time the Govern- 
or became financially embarrassed. 
His real estate in Lycoming County 
was sold and it did not reach to pay 
his creditors and by a special act of 
the legislature the case was to be 
tried in Union County, at the expense 
of Lycoming county. The defendant 
won. 



July 22, 184G. 
John Gattfelter, Selinsgrove, is ad- 
vertising for the owner of two stray 
heifers that came to his place. 

Jacob Riblet, Selinsgrove, guardi- 
an of George W. Moyer, offers six 
cents reward for the return of his 
ward, and gives notice that he will 
not be responsible for any debts 
contracted by him. 

July 29, 1846. 
The Democratic Whig Convention 
nominated the following :- 

Congress Hon. James Pollock of 
Milton. 

Assembly, Jacob McCurley, of 
White Deer. 

Sheriff, Henry S. Boyer, of Centre 
twp. 

Co. Commissioner, Robert H. Laird, 
of East Buffalo. 

County Auditor, A. Kennedy, Lew- 
isburg. 

All of the above candidates were 
soldiers from 1840 — 4. 

Aug. 5, 1846. 
Jacob Long, Center twp. is adver- 
tising for the owner of a stray cow, 
that came to his place. 

Advertisements: Samuel Werick, 
Auditor's notice to distribute the 
funds in the hands of Ner Middles- 
warth, assignee of David Hubler. 

Charles Hughes and Susannah 
Hummel, executors of Jacob Hummel 
late of Washington twp. 

Michael Swengel, Jr., Middleburg, 
first and last call for debtors to pay 
notes and accounts of the firm of M. 
and D. Swengel. 

John Spayd and George Boyer, ad- 
ministrators, orphans court sale of 
real estate of George Spayd, late of 
Centre twp. 

August 12, 1846. 
John Smith, Editor of the New 
Berlin Star, states that Monday, Au- 
gust 3, Frederick Smith accompanied 
him to New Bloomfield to attend 
court, and while there mysteriously 
disappeared. F. Smith, he says, is 61 
years of age and asks for information 
of his whereabouts. 

Advertisements: Dr. J. N. Shindle, 
at Col. J. K. Davis Hotel, Selinsgrove. 
Philip Shide, house lot and black- 
smith shop, in Chapman, township. 
August 19, 1846. 
Peter Kleckner, editor of the Union 
Demokrat, New Berlin, who is rep- 
resented to be wealthy, ($12,000 to 
$15,000) announces his candidacy for 
sheriff, against Henry S. Boyer, the 
Whig candidate, poor man. George 
Driesbach of Mifflinburg and John A. 
Metz, of Lewisburg, are also candi- 
dates 1136 722 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS, No. 2. 



August 26, 1846. 

Peter Kleckner starts a second Ger- 
man newspaper called the "Jeffer- 
sonian," with John M. Baum as Edit- 
or. The New Berlin Star charges 
Kleckner with starting the paper to 
help his candidacy for sheriff. It 
also charges Baum as, "one of the 
most unprincipled Locofocos in their 
congressional district, and who in 
1844 got up a banner with 'POLK, 
DALLAS AND THE TARRIF OF 
1842 AND WE DARE THE WHIGS 
TO REPEAL IT.' " 

The partnership of Antes Ulrich 
and Edward Walter, in the butcher 
business in Selinsgrove, was dissolved 
by mutual consent Aug. 17, 1846. 
Sept. 2, 1846. 

Peter Kleckner called at the "Star" 
office and admitted that he entered 
into an tgieement with John P-aum 
and other Locofocos to defeat the 
Whig party. 

Locofocos started a rumor that Mr. 
Boyer, the Whig nominee for sheriff, 
and Rev. Mr. Herman, a German 
Reformed clergyman administered 
sacrament to a dog, giving dried ap- 
ples for bread and orandy for wine, 
thus scoffing at the holy ordinances of 
religion. The "Star" denies the story. 

The 'Star" says Peter Kleckner's 
paper calls the Whig supporters, the 
"Schnitz and Knenp party." 
Sept. 9, 1846. 

Joseph Casey, Esq., fo^n^r editor 
of the "Star" is charged by the Uni- 
on Demokrat with trying to get Jas. 
Pollock to decline to be a candidate 
for congress and to support the said 
Casey. Casey proved by letters that 
he asked Pollock to be a Candidate. 

Dr. Jacob Wagenseller, Wm. F. 
Wagenseller, Hon. Ner Middleswarth, 
William Glover, Mr. Rushong and 
John Smith urged James Pollock to 
reconsider the matter of not being 
a candidate for congress. 

Israel Gutelius, John Baum, D. 
W. Woods, Peter Kleckner and John 
Snyder and the Commissioners' clerk 
are charged with trying to defeat the 
Whig party. The "Star" closes an 
article thus: "We do not look upon 
the miserable little squirt, whose 
name appears as editor of the Demo- 
crat — as responsible. Israel Gutelius 
is the big dog and Moeser, is but the 
tin kettle tied to his tail." 
Sept. 16, 1846. 

This issue contains several articles 
on the political fight along the lines 
of the previous issue. 

Sept. 23, 1846. 
James Pollock, of Milton, was una- 
nimously nominated for Congress at 
the district conference, in Muncy, 
Sept. 16 ; 1846. 



Sept. 30, 1846. 

Israel Gutelius denies that he is a- 
gainst the whole Whig ticket; he ad- 
mits he is against Boyer for sheriff, 
because his moral character is bad. 
Mr. Gutelius asks for the appointment 
of a committee consisting of Ner Mid- 
dleswarth, Dav SwenK and Henry 
Hilbish, to investigate the charge and 
publish the result. 

Arbitrators had been appointed to 
^ ear the charge against Boyer, the 
Whig candidate for sheriff, adminis- 
tering sacrament to a dog, but Boy- 
er's accusers asked for a postpone- 
ment of the case for want of a negro 
witness. Such men as Jacob Fryer, J. 
A. Schoch, Conrad Hassinger, Abra- 
ham Eisenhauer, Michael Peters, Ja- 
cob Kern, John M. Baum and a num- 
ber of othero are nam i as backing 
down. 

Advertisements: Dietrick K. Walter 
and Jacob Bolender, administrators 
of Joseph Walter, late of Penn twp. 
real estate sale, Oct. 17, 1846. 
Oct. 7, 1846. 

Whigs are warned to carefully ex- 
amine their tickets as the Locofocos 
propose to have whig tickets out, with 
the name of Peter Kleckner substi- 
tuted for that of Henry S. Boyer. 
Oct. 14, 1846. 

The entire Whig ticket was elected 
2 to 1. 

Oct. 21, 1846. 

While Joseph Pawling of Penn twp- 
was returning home from Selinsgrove, 
on the evening of Oct. 10th, his horse 
fell through a hole made by a broken 
plank on a bridge near Boyer's tav- 
ern. Mr. Pawling was thrown off the 
horse on a stone heap and received 
injuries which caused his death in a 
few days. 

Oct. 28, 1846 

James C. Livergood, and Isaac 
Groff, executors of George Le^hner. 
late of Beaver Twp., Nov. 14th will 
sell V 2 interest in 400 acre farm. 
Nov. 4, 1846. 

A load of dry pine wood will be 
taken at this office on subscription. 
Nov. 25, 1846 

Request for debtors to pay up by 
Thomas Bower, Selinsgrove. 

Daniel Koster, letters of adminis- 
tration in the estate of Jacob Duck, 
Penn Twp. 

Dec. 2, 1846. 

Died, — John Derr, Nov. 27, 1846, 
aged 93 years, 3 months and 29 days. 
He was one of the few remaining 
heroes of the Revolution. 

Dr. Jacob Wagenseller, of Selins- 
grove, the Senator from this district 
was operated on by Dr. Gilbert in 



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37 



Phila. for a tumor on his left shoulder 
which was caused by a fall as he step- 
ped from th* 1 packet boat at the 
wharf on his return from the Legis- 
lature, last >pr!l. 

Dec. 9, 3 846. 

Dr. Wagenseller is reported beyond 
all danger and h^ hopes to be abi^ 
to take his seat at the opening of the 
Senate. 

Dec. 16, 1846 

A correspondent from Penn Twp. 
proposes Hon. Ner Middleswarth as 
a Whig candidate for State Treasur- 
er. 

Jacob Martin, administrator's no- 
tice in estate of Edman Pheasig, of 
Chapman twp. 

Dec. 23, 1846. 

We have received several numbers 
of a new Whig paper just commenced 
at Mifflintown, entitled the Juniata 
Sentinel, by A. K. McClure. 

Geo. Hill, school teacher of New 
Berlin, in a public letter answers 
Adam Ettinger's article of the 9th. 
inst. For several weeks both engage 
in a hot controversy with each other. 
Dec. 30, 1846 

Call published for a meeting of 
the friends of the Sunbury and Erie 
Railroad in the court house New Ber- 
lin, Pa. Jan. 9, 1847, for the purpose 
of electing delegates to the conven- 
tion in Phila. Jan. 19th. 

Dr. J. Wagenseller, our senator 
from this district is rapidly recover- 
ing from the effects of the surgical 
operation, and his physicians feel con- 
fident that he can take his seat early 
in the session. 

Henry Keiser petitions the court 
to grant him a tavern license for a 
public house on the Susquehanna riv- 
er, on the Isle of Que. 

Jan. 13, 1847. 

At the Railroad meeting held on 
Jan. 9th at New Berlin, the follow- 
ing delegates were elected to attend 
the meeting in Phila., Jan. 19th — 
John Wilt, John F. Wilson, Samuel 
Haupt, Dr. Knight, John Ruhle, 
Daniel Bogar, Philip Seebold, Henry 
Sanders, Jr., Philip Gross, Michael 
Kleckner, Isaac Slenker, Samuel 
Weirick, William Roshong, Samuel 
Wilson, Joseph Casey, Israel Guteli- 
us, Isaac Eyer, John Youngman, Ner 
Middleswarth, Abraham Schoch, A. 
Swineford, Benjamin Cauley, J. See- 
bold, Joseph Kleckner and Henry D. 
Roadermel. 

Jan. 20, 1847. 

Charles Wireman applies for a tav- 
ern license at Beavertown. His sign- 
ers are: William Frederick, John 



Swinehart, Sam. Wittenmyer, Ner 
Middleswarth, Solomon Engel, John 
Hall, Jacob Beaver, J. M. Bostian, 
John D. Stitzer, John Smith, John 
Frank, John Bingaman, John Dorn 
William Beaver and Wm. J. May. 
Jan. 27, 1847. 

Philip Shide, of Chapman town- 
ship, publishes a notice, that his wife, 
Esther, a born Witmer, has left his 
bed and board. 

Feb. 10, 1847. 

Frederick Richter, Jr. and Harriet 
Hottenstein, Executors of Peter Rich- 
ter, late of Selinsgrove, ask all debt- 
ors to pay up before Mar. 1st, as 
after that date all accounts will be 
placed in the hands of Jacob Riblet, 
Esq., for collection. 

The regular term of court will open 
Feb. 15th with 59 cases on the trial 
list. 

Feb. 17, 1847. 

R. Swineford, First Sergeant, com- 
mands the New Berlin Artillerist to 
meet at the armory Feb. 22, 1847 
with ten rounds of blank cartridges. 
The company will dine at Lieut. 
Kleckner's hotel. 

Mar. 17, 1847. 

Hon. Ner Middleswarth was elect- 
ed President of the Democratic Whig 
state convention, which met in the 
court house at Harrisburg, March 9, 
1847. 

Mar. 24, 1847. 

The privilege of sending papers in 
the mails thirty miles free of post- 
age is rescinded by the new post of- 
fice law. As soon as the postmasters 
receive official notice of the passage 
of the law, they will charge the usual 
postage on all papers sent by mail. 
Mail carriers, however, are allowed to 
carry papers outside the mail, for 
which no postage can be charged. 

The borough of Lewisburg, which 
voted on the License question, Friday 
last, decided by the following vote: 

For the sale of liquor, 75 votes. 

Against the sale of liquor, 210 
votes. 

Frederick C. Moyer, of Freeburg. 
is making application for license to 
conduct a tavern in Freeburg, Pa. 
His signers are: John Motz, John 
Kantz, Ludwig Arbogast, William M. 
Schoch, Jonas Snyder, Francis A. 
Boyer, David Botdorf, W. F. Schnee, 
David Boyer, Eli Keeler, John C. Boy- 
er, George G. Sauers. 

Mar. 31, 1847. 

Elizabeth Smith, of Middleburg, 
has applied to the May term of court 
for a tavern license. The petitioners 
are: James Barbin, George Motz, R. 
H. Smith, Michael Wittenmyer, 
Samuel Wittenmyer, David Swengel. 
David Schwenk, Wm. Bogar, Michael 



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Swengel, Jr.. Jacob wittenmyer, A. 
Mauck, Jno. Bibighouse, Isaac Smith, 
George W. Hoffman. 

April 7, 1847. 
William Bower, of Perm township, 
has applied for a tavern license, in 
the town of Charleston, Penn twp., 
Union County, for a large and com- 
modious brick house, known as the 
"Isle of Que House," His petition- 
ers are: James Crouse, C. Schroyer, 
John Hayhurst, Andrew Bearhell, 
Amos Stroh, J. H. Fisher, John Hart- 
man, Jr., Peter Miller, Jacob Miller 
T. Bower, E. Osburn, H. P. Hotten- 
stein. 

April 14, 1847. 
Justices of the Peace elected : 
Solomon Engel, Beavertown. 
Herman Magaritz, West Beaver. 
John C. Boyer, Washington. 
David Weirick, Centre. 
Daniel Witmer, Chapman. 

Jacob Fryer, of Middleburg, has 
applied for a tavern license in Mid- 
dleburg at the place he formerly 
kept. His signers are: G. Kremer, 
David Schwenk, A. Mauk, Jacob Wit- 
tenmyer, Andrew Wittenmyer, H. N. 
Backhouse, James Barbin, Jr., Samu- 
el Wittenmyer, Henry A. Smith, 
Michael Wittenmyer, Jacob Aurand, 
James Barbin. 

George Hahne, of Penn township, 
applies for a tavern license, for a 
commodious house, on the bank of 
the Susquehanna river, at the upper 
end of Charleston. His signers: Ja- 
cob Riblet, Samuel Weerheim, Philip 
Gemberling, Valentine Laudenslager, 
William F. Wagenseller, Jacob Gin- 
grich, John Emmitt, Jacob Jarrett, 
Conrad J. Fry, Isaac Gearhart, H. P. 
Hottenstein, Elijah Couldren, Daniel 
Ulrich, John Hall, G. Gundrum, G. 
Adams. 

Jacob Hilbish, of Centre township, 
offers a reward of 6 cents fo rthe re- 
turn of William Edion, age 14 years, 
a bound boy. 

April 21, 1847. 
Frederick Starick, of Chapman 
township has applied for a tavern li- 
cense for a large and commodious 
stone house near the canal at McKees 
Half Falls. Signers: Robert Ewing, F. 
Buckwalter, John Rauch, Daniel 
Brubacher, Wm. Kelly, John Craig, 
Henry Cook, P. Hilbish, George Sny- 
der, David Kerstetter, Henry Herrold. 
John Lenig. 

Robert Ewing, of Chapman town- 
ship, applied for a tavern license, for 
a large and commodious brick house 
known as the Chapman hotel, on the 
road from Northumberland to Har- 
risburg. Signers: D. E. Bender, F. G. 



Herrold, Andrew C. Hoover, Edward 
Moyer, John Parks, W. D. Herrold, 
Simon K. Herrold, Isaac Snyder An- 
thony Houser, Nathaniel Moyer, Ab- 
raham Brubaker. 

George A. Smith, of Beaver town- 
ship, has applied for a tavern license 
for the house formerly kept by Si- " 
mon Frank and Charles Wireman. 
Signers: Solomon Engel, John Swine- 
hart, Simon Aigler, William J. May, 
Moses Specht, William Frederick, 
Daniel Kloss, Jacob Aigler, Jacob 
Beaver, Ner Middleswarth, Frederick 
Bingaman, Joseph Kloss. 

May 5, 1847. 

Dr. Jacob Wagenseller, State Sen- 
ator, died Apr. 27, 1847. 
May 19, 1847. 

Grand Jurors for May Term of 
Court: 

Beaver, Jacob Feese, Jacob Beaver 
William Frederick. 

Penns — Chas. Hughes, Reuben 
Bergstresser, Abraham Mease. 

Middlecreek — Abraham Hendricks, 
Samuel Yoder. 

Washington — Jacob J. Boyer, F. 
A. Boyer. 

Centre — John A. Schoch. 

Traverse Jurors for May Term of 
Court: 

Penns — George Hartman, Henry 
Hummel, Wm. F. Wagenseller, Geo. 
Fisher. 

Chapman — Wm. Kelley, David E. 
Bender, Valentine Haas, Robert Ew- 
ing, Simon Herrold, Francis Buch- 
walter. 

Centre — Jacob Wittenmyer, Jacob 
Smith, Abraham Eisenhower, George 
Henry George Sampsel, George J. 
Schoch. Elias Stahlnecker. 

West Beaver — George Ar^ogast, 
Edw. Magaritz, Henry Gross Sr. 

Middlecreek — Abraham Berger, 
Frederick Bause, Jacob Schoch, Jno. 
Kessler, Joseph Duck. 

Washington — John German, Chris- 
tian Gingrich. 

Beaver — -Philip Kinney. 

There were 60 cases to be tried 
in the May court. 

John Lashells Esq., of New Berlin, 
died May 18th. 

May 26, 1847. 

A meeting of the members of bar 
was held in the Court House, New 
Berlin, May 18th. 

June 2, 1847. 

The Corner Stone of the new Ger- 
man Lutheran and Reformed church 
in Penn Township, near the place 
where the old Zion's church stood, 
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June 8, 1847. 

Hon. Ner Middleswarth, a candi- 
date for the vacancy caused by the 
death of Dr. Jacob Wagenseller. 

Advertisements: F. Gundrum, of 
Selinsgrove, store; John Ulsh, Exr., 
settled the Est. of Susannah Krebs, 
of West Beaver Twp. deed; Continua- 
tion of partnership of J. & W. F. 
Wagenseller. 

Marriage of Aaron Stetler to Miss 
Mary Walter, both of Centre Twp. 
June 16, 1847. 

A correspondent says that for the 
past two months, large spots appear- 
ed on the sun, which is the cause 
for the varying of the temperature. 

"\^ry superior iron ore has been 
discovered in Beaver Twp., on the 
land belonging to Hon. Ner Middles- 
warth. 

June 23, 1847. 

The following candidates advertis- 
ed for office : Frederick Bolender. 
New Berlin, whig, for Commissioner; 
Solomon Romig Jr., of West Beaver 
Twp., for Com.; George Klingler, of 
Union Twp., for Treas. 

July 7, 1847. 
List of business men : J. & W. Wag- 
enseller, David & Schnure, George 
Gundrum, Fred. Gundrum, Bassler 
& App, Benj. Schoch, John Hall, Bass- 
ler & Fry, Isaac Gearhart, Isaac Coul- 
ter, J. G. L. Shindle, Elizah Couldron, 
Geo. D. Crouse, A. Keenstler, Lechner 
& Fisher, Geo. W. Rishel, Isaac Col- 
dron, Yount & Co., Benj. Hummel, 
Bower & Cummings, of Penns Two.; 
Philip Hilbish, of McKees Half Falls; 
A. & L. Herrold, of Chapman; G. 
& F. C. Moyer, Isaac Boyer, Geo. P. 
Mertz, of Freeburg; Jacob Schnee, of 
Mt. Pleasant Mills; Daniel Bogar and 
John Frank, of Centerville; Jacob 
Wittenmyer, Henry Backhouse. 
Swengel & Hassinger, Michael Wit- 
tenmyer, Robt. E._ Smith, of Middle- 
burg; Frederick Bingaman, James S. 
Smith, Wm. Frederick, of Beaver- 
town ; Henry Smith, and John Frank, 
of Adamsburg; Samuel Frank, of 
West Beaver; John D. Smith, of Mus- 
ser's Valley. 

July 14, 1847. 
Advertisements: Jacob Aurand, of 
Middleburg, for Prothonotary ; H. H. 
Mageritz, Esq., of West Beaver Twp., 
for Prothonotary. Mount Annata, a 
Female Seminary for Girls, at New 
Berlin. 

July 21, 1847. 
Six cents reward offered for the re- 
turn of an indentified apprentice 
named Benj. Neitz, aged 12 years, to 
Simon Stahl, of Chapman. 

July 21, 1847. 
The STAR says the difference be- 



tween a Whig and Mexican Whig, is 
that the former fights the Mexicans 
at the call of his country, while the 
latter gives them "aid and comfort" 
in the shape of Pass-ports, votes and 
censures, etc. 

August 11, 1847. 

Democratic Whigs held a conven- 
tion at the Court House, New Berlin, 
with the following present: West 
Beaver — Jacob Stumpff, David Fess- 
ler; Beaver — Solomon Engle Esq., Dr. 
Isaac Rothrock; Centre — James Bar- 
bin Esq., Aaron Mauck; Centerville 
— Henry Musser, Adam Wae-lfley; 
Chapman — Daniel Witmer, Wm. G. 
Herrold; Middlecreek — Jacob Snyder, 
Abraham Hendricks; Penn — George 
Adams, M. H. Weaver; Washington 
— Geo. F. Moyer, John Hains. 

September Term Court has a trial 
list of 58 cases. 

August 18, 1847. 

Registers' Notices: Acct. of Kaley 
and Ner Middleswarth Admrs., of 
Abraham Kaley, late of Beaver twp. 
deed. Acct. of Robt. Swineford, 
Admr. of James Fitzsimmons, late of 
Penn Twp. deed. 
Grand Jury list for Sept. Court: 

Centre, Jno. S. Kern, Frederick 
Walter, Joseph Eshelman, Michael 
Swengel, Jacob Felmly. 

Washington, David Boyer, Jacob 
Young. 

Penns, George D. Miller. Geo. W. 
Keller, Jacob L. G. Shindle, Peter 
Bergstresser. 

Middlecreek, Jacob Kessler, Jacob 
Moore. 
Petit Jurors for Sept. Court: 

Penns, John Staily Jr., John Smith, 
John Knouse, Benj. Schoch. 

Chapman, John Houser, Michael 
Strickler, Daniel Witmer. 

Centre, Christian Kerr, David 
Schwenk, Conrad Hassinger, Jacob 
Long, Jacob Fryer, Israel Bachman. 

Washington, Ludwig Arbogast, Jno. 
Schnee. 

Beaver, Philip Markley, Henry 
Smith, Jacob Hueter, Abraham Mid- 
dleswarth. 

Middlecreek — Michael Erdiey. 
August 25, 1847. 

Married: by Rev. G. Erlenmyer, 
Mr. Marcus Haintz to Miss Hannah 
Benner, both of Washington Twp. 
Aug. 1. Mr. David Fisher to Mrs. 
Hannah Heim, of Chapman Twp. Aug. 
3rd, Mr. Wm. Moyer to Amelia Fry- 
er, both of Chapman Twp. 

Died — In Penn township, Cather- 
ine, wife of Jacob Jarrett, aged 75 
years. In Penn Twp. Lydia Ann, 
daughter of George Ott, aged 2% 
years. 



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September 1, 1847. 
Petit Jurors- for second week of Sept- 
Court. 

Washington, Henry Maurer, Jona- 
than Arbogast, Henry J. Boyer. 

Penns, John Hartman, Samuel Rit- 
ter, Daniel Smith. . 

Centre, Henry Musser, John Wain. 

Perry, Samuel Garman, Michael S. 
Graybill, Jacob Stiver. 

Chapman, Jacob Comfort, Philip 
Herrold, John G. Herrold. 

Middlecreek, John Gundrum. 

West Beaver, Amos Wireman. 

Married: By Rev. J. P. Shindel Jr. 
Mr. Joseph Ulsh, of West Beaver 
Twp. and Miss Christiana Moyer, of 
Musser Valley. 

September 8, 1847. 

Advertisements : David Weirick, 
Exr., 2 farms for rent, situate in Cen- 
tre township, adjoining lands of Hen- 
ry Smith. Valentine Hare, David Wal- 
ter and others, near Middleburg; Est. 
of Solomon Witmer, deed, late of 
Chapman Twp. Est. of Jacob Wood- 
ling, late of Penns Twp.; Est. of Ja- 
cob Wagenseller, deed, late of the 
Isle of Que. 

September 28, 1847. 

Married by Rev. J. P. Shindel Jr., 
John S. Heimbach, of Middlecreek 
Twp. to Miss Lucy Ann, daughter of 
George Rockey, of West Buffalo twp. 

Notice of the dissolution of part- 
nership of C. J. Solomon and Abra- 
ham Crause, of New Berlin. 
October 6, 1847. 

The New Lutheran and Reformed 
church in Penn Twp., called Zions 
church will be consecrated Sunday, 
October 24th. 

The members of the Democratic 
Whig County Committee, are: Chas. 
Merrill, John Smith, Henry Sanders, 
James M'Crieght, Wm. M'Pherson, 
Wm. F. Wagenseller, Dr. Isaac Roth- 
rock. 

October 13, 1847. 
Official election returns: 

Governor, James Irvin. 

Canal Com., Joseph W. Patton. 

Senate, Ner Middleswarth. 

Assembly, Samuel . , eirick, John 
M'Minn. 

Prothonotary, Jacob Haus Jr. 
Commissioner, Joseph Winter. 

Treasurer, Charles toeebold. 

Friday eveninf. the 8th inst., as 
Jesse Boyer, son of Mr. George Boy- 
er, of Centre township, was attempt- 
ing to cross a stream near Centerville 
was unfortunately drowned. His 
body was found below the town of 
Centerville. 

The Juniata River is higher now 
than since 1810. 



October 27, 1847. 

Died, on the 8th inst,, in Chapman 
Twp., Elizabeth, youngest daughter 
of Col. J. G. Herrold. On the 8th 
inst., in Washington township, Mr. 
John Kneitz, aged 40 yrs. On the 
6th inst. in Washington Twp. Mr. 
Jacob Menges, aged 72 years. In 
Washington Twp. on the 11th inst., 
Mr. John Moatz, aged 66 years. 
November 3, 1847. 

Advertisements: Frederick Richter, 
Exr. of Estate of Peter Richter, deed., 
of Penn Township, will sell 16 differ- 
ent tracts of land. The heirs of Paul 
Bogar. deceased, real estate in Cen- 
tre Twp. and in Middleburg. 

Married, On the 21st, ult., by Rev. 
J. P. Shindel, Mr. John Swinehart 
to Miss Barbara Reachner, both of 
Beaver. Mr. Perry Hair, of Centre 
Twp. to Miss Mary Jane Courtney, of 
Middlecreek. 

November 10, 1847. 

Grand Jury list for December term 
of Court: 

Centre, Samuel Wittenmyer. 

Perry. William Heiges, Isaac Hold- 
erman, John Winey. 

West Beaver, Isaac Romig. 

Beaver, John Bickel. 

Penns, Henry S. Fisher. 
Traverse Jury for December Term 
of Court: 

Centre, Michael Yeisley, Peter 
Reish, Peter Eby, William Kuhn, 
Robt. Smith. , 

Perry, Jacob Rathfon. 

Chapman, Henry Nerhood, John 
German Jr., Lewis Kerstetter. 

Washington, John Forer, Jacob 
Hendricks. Frederick C. Moyer, John 
Hummel, Samuel Neitz, Jacob Morr. 

Beaver, Solomon Engle, John Erb, 
Sam. Wittenmyer, Samuel Aurand, 
Jacob Breirhbill, Samuel Moyer, Aar- 
on Middleswarth. 

Middlecreek, George Engel. 

West Beaver, Michael Bare, Peter 
Goss, Solomon Romig, Jr. 

Penns, James Crouse, Samuel Moy- 
er, Levi Pawling. 

Petit Jurors for second week, De- 
cember Term: 

Centre, Jonathan Spangler, John 
Mitchel, John Steininger, Andrew 
Wittenmyer. 

Chanman, John Kerstetter, Casper 
Arnold. 

West Beaver, David Fessler. 

Penns, William Calsher. John Gar- 
dner. Peter Miller, John G. Stauffer, 
Jacob Rhoads. 

Washington, Emanuel Houtz, John 
Kuntz. 

Beaver, Henry Mtchel, Chas. Wire- 
man, Daniel Zieber. 

November 17, 1847. 

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Hon. Ner. Middleswarth, the veteran 
Whig elected to the State Senate, is 
a man of strong mind, indomitable 
energy, and having had considerable 
experience as a Legislator will make 
a useful Senator." 

November 24, 1847. 

Fifty six different cases are on the 
trial list for December Term of Court. 

Registers' Notices: Acct. of George 
Young, John Young and John Mower, 
Admrs., of Ludgwig Young, late of 
Centre township. Acct. of Wm. Smith, 
Admr. of Martin Treaster, late of 
Beaver Township, deed. Acct. of Ja- 
cob Martin, Admr. of Edmond Pheas- 
ing, late of Chapman Twp. deed. Acct. 
of Dietrich K. Walter and Jacob Bol- 
ender, Admrs. of Joseph Walter late 
of Penn Twp. 

December 1, 1847. 

Died — In Penn Township, October 
21st, Mr. Michael Beaver, aged 78 
years, 3 months and 3 days. In Penn 
township, Jacob, son of Peter Straus- 
ser, aged 20 years, 5 months and 11 
days. 

December 8, 1847. 

Henry Clay's speech that was de- 
livered at Lexington, Ky., was pub- 
lished in this issue. 

Advrtisements: Public sale of the 
Est. of Peter Richter, of Penn town- 
ship; wholesale & retail tobacco busi- 
ness, of J. D. Spitler, of New Berlin; 
D. W. Woods, Atty., New Berlin. 

December 15, 1847. 

Mr. 0. N\ Worden has taken charge 
of the Lewisburg Chronicle. 

Publication of the President's Mes- 
sage. 

December 29, 1847. 

The recent rains caused a rise in 
the Susquehanna River. 

January 5, 1848. 
Died: At Sunbury, Ebenezar 
Grenough Esq., aged about 65 years. 
January 5, 1848. 
On the 26th ult., in Freeburg, Pet- 
er Hackenberg, Esq., aged 74 ye;./rs, 
6 months and 3 days. 

Last issue of "The Star" publish- 
ed by John Smith. Messrs. D. W. 
Woods and John S. Hauke, of New 
Berlin, will be the new publishers. 
January 12, 1848. 
A temperance meeting will be held 
i in Presbyterian Church, New Berlin, 
i Saturday evening. Wm. Van Gezer 
1 will be the speaker. 

The following are the members of 
the Democratic Whig County Com- 
mittee: Charles Merrill, John Smith, 
Henry Sanders Jr., James McCrieght, 
: William M'Phearson, Wm. F. Wagen- 
! seller, Dr. Isaac Rothrock. 



January 19, 1848. 

W. F. Wagenseller advertised the 
large Tavern Stand on the Isle of 
Que, for rent. 

List of Grand Jurors tor the Febru- 
ary Term of Court. 

Beaver, Abraham Snook, Philip 
Kinney. 

West Beaver, John Goss Sr. 

Centre, John Mitchel, Elias Stahl- 
necker. 

Chapman, Jacob German, Simon 
K. Herrold. 

Middlecreek, John Courtney. 

Penns, Samuel Boyer Jr., Elijah 
Osborne, Philip Kantz. 

Perry, Joseph Graybill. 
List of Traverse Jurors for Febru- 
ary Term: 

Beaver, Jacob Fees, Aaron Specht. 

West Beaver, John Lash. 

Centre, Frederick Hassinger, John 
Renninger, John S. Kern, David 
Swengel, George J. Schoch. 

Middlecreek, Samuel Yoder. 

Penns, Richard Loyd, Samuel Gem- 
berling, Samuel Ritter, Chas. Hughes, 
Peter Fisher, John Bieslet. 

Perry, Andrew Kohler, Geo. Hoff- 
man, Samuel Arbogast. 

Washington, Daniel Sterner, F. A. 
Boyer, Thomas F. Charles, John S. 
Hackenberg. 
List of Petit Jurors for February 

Term of Court: 

Beaver, Moses Specht, Henry 
Smith, George Miller, Esq., John 
Troxel, George Swartz. 

West Beaver, Andrew Ulsh, Sr., 
Michael Gearhart Jr., Jacob Stumpff. 

Centre, David Weirick Esq., Geo 
Henry, Jacob Aurand, Aaron Long, 
John Mourry. 

Penns, Jacob Gingrich, Jacob Rib- 
let Esq., Henry C. Eyer. 

Perry, Zacheus Gordon, Michael 
Speicher. 

Washington, Nicholas Strawser. 
January 26, 1848. 

Samuel Arbogast has applied to 
the February Court for license for 
a well kept tavern in Perry township. 
Signers: Jacob Martin, John Smith, 
Valentine Haas, John Haas, George 
Rine, George Smith, Michael Womer, 
David Foltz, Samuel Garman, Peter 
Garman, Daniel Lease, Michael Min- 
ium, Jacob Stiver, John Garman, 
Wm. Boyer. 

Died: January 10th, in Beaver 
Township, Catherine Try, aged 44 
years, 4 months and 9 days. 

Charjes Wireman has applied to 
the February Court for a license for a 
tavern in Beavertown. Signers: John 
Hall, Daniel Benfer, L. Rerich, Fred- 
erick Bingaman, Joseph Kloss, Benj. 
Etzler. Jacob Bicber. John Shipton, 
Ner Middleswarth, Henry Deitrich, 



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Moses Specht, John Wetzel, Abra 
Middleswarth, Henry Deitrich, Moses 
Specht, John Wetzel, Abra Middles- 
warth, George Fahl, Philip Kinney. 
February 2, 1848 
Died. On the 27th ult., in Centre 
Township, Mrs. John Bishop, aged 45 
years. 

Advertisements: J. Haus Jr., Mar- 
ble yard, New Berlin; Est. of Jacob 
Rheam, deed., Chapman Twp. ; Est. 
of Jonathan Fealty, deed., of Chap- 
man Twp. ; Est. of Mary Weller, deed, 
late of Washington Twp. ; Est of Geo. 
Herrold, of Chapman Township. 
February 8, 1848. 
Evangelical Messenger is the name 
of a new paper which is being pub- 
lished at New Berlin by the Evan- 
gelical Publishing Co., and edited by 
Mr. Gehr. 

The report of receipts and expendi- 
tures of Union County, was published 
in this issue. The auditors were: Jas. 
Harrison, Andrew Kennedy and F. 
C. Moyer. 

February 16, 1848 
Died: On the 6th ult., in Washing- 
ton Twp., Jacob Garman, aged 60 
years, 8 months and 24 days. On the 
26th ult., in Chapman Township, Mrs. 
Robert Craig, aged 84 years. On the 
23rd ult., in Penn Township, Jonathan 
Herman, aged 59 years. 

March 8, 1848. 
Capt. Jacob Wittenmyer was un- 
animously confirmed by the Senate 
to be Associate Judge of Union Coun- 
ty. 

Died. In New Berlin on the 7th 
inst., Mary Ann, wife of Charles D. 
Roush, aged 25 years. 

March 22, 1848. 
Ner Middleswarth was nominated 
by the Whig Party for Canal com- 
missioner. 

The following are the prices of 
flour and grain: flour $6.00; wheat 
$1.30; corn .51; oats .38. 
March 29, 1848. 
Henry Mick applied to the Mav 
Coui't for license in a large commodi- 
ous tavern in Beaver Township. 
Signers: Samuel Bachman, Samuel 
Kessler, Jacob Dreese, Jr., George P. 
Long, Jesse Brininger, Martin Fogel 
Jr., Jacob Stahl, John Beaver, Ja- 
cob Gross, John Frank, Isaac Dreese, 
Enoch Aurand, Simon Oldt. 

Frederick C. Moyer applied to the 
May Court for license in a tavern 
in the town of Freeburg. Signers: F. 
A. Moyer, David Mover, Jonathan Ar- 
bogast, George Hotsberger, David 
Batorf, Henry Mowrer. John P. 
Roush, George Glass, William Arbo- 
gast, Isaac Bickel, E. R. Menges, Jno. 
Gingrich. 



April 5, 1848. 

George P. Mertz applied to the May 
Court for license in his tavern in the 
town of Freeburg. Signers: Henry 
Mertz Jr., John F Schnee, Isaac Boy- 
er, Francis A. Boyer, John Hummel, 
Andrew Roush, J. J. Moor, John Low- 
ry, Daniel German, Wm. Boyer, R. 
Picard, David Botdorf. 

William Barth applieu to the May 
Court for license to keep a tavern in 
the old ar.d established stand in West 
Beaver township: Signers, Henry 
Aurand, Jonathan Ocker, Henry Goss, 
D. Mrsttern, Joseph R. Ulsh, Jacob 
Hartman, Jacob Smith, John Baker, 
John Stumpff, Isaac Fees, Louis 
Jacobson, William Smith. 

Eyster and Stitzer started a new 
foundry in Sclinsgrove. 

April 12, 1848. 
Elizabeth Smith applied to the May 
Court for license in a commodious 
house in Middleburg. Signers: James 
Barbin, George Smith, F. E. Kemrer, 
John Bibighouse, Michael Wittenmy- 
er, George Moatz, Absalom Snyder, 
Peter Frain, J. B. Smelker, Sam. Wit- 
tenmyer, G. A. Hassinger and H. W. 
Smith. 

List of Grand Jurors for May Court: 
Chapman, John Houser, John 
Kerstetter, Henry Moatz. 
Beaver, John Wetzel, Jr. 
West Beaver, Andrew Ulsh Jr. 
Washington, Jacob Lenig, David 
Moyer. 

Penns, Samuel Fehrer, George D. 
Miller, John Ritter Sr. 

Middlecreek, Daniel Zeiber. 
Centre, Henry Musser. 
Perry, Frederick Wendt, Freder- 
ick Rathfon. 

List of Traverse Jurors for May 
Court. 

Beaver, Jacob Brechbill, John 
Bickel. 

West Beaver, Henry Rouch, Pet- 
er Feese. 

Penns, John Kriter, Benjamin 
Hummel, Hughlen B. Hetrick, John 
S. Walter, John Dietrich, Henry 
Kieffer, Jacob Miller, John App, Wm. 
Wagner, Henry Lloyd, Wm. Colsher, 
Daniel K. Ulrich. 

' Washington, David Botdorf, Hen- 
ry Heimbach, Samuel Arnold. 

Perry, Jacob Shaffer, Jacob Winey 
Jr., Jacob Minium, Samuel Shadle, 
Jacob Arbogast. 

Centre, Christian Kerr. 
List of Petit Jurors for May Court: 
Perry, Daniel Lease, Nich Minium, 
John Fisher. 

Chapman, Philip Burkhead, Jno. G. 
Herrold. 

Washington, John P. Mertz. 
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Centre, Aaron Mauck, Jacob Wal- 
ter. 

Beaver, Jacob Kern, John S. Smith. 

West Beaver, Peter Goss, Sr. 
April 19, 1848 

William Frederick applied to the 
May Court for License to have a tav- 
ern in Crossgrove Hall in West Bea- 
ver township. Signers: George Hen- 
ry, Wm. Berger, George Enly, Peter 
Goss Jr., David Fessler, H. H. 
Margeritz, Joseph StumpfF, George 
Knepp Jr., Wm. Smith, Daniel Preiss. 
Henry Bender, Adam Calpetzer, Hen- 
ry Krebs, John Ulsh, George D. Wag- 
ner, James Caltpetzer. 

Frederick Starich applied to the 
May Court for license in the large and 
commodious house at McKees Half 
Falls. Signers: S. S. Backhouse, Phil- 
ip Hilbish, Wm. Kelly, A. W. Bach- 
man, Philip Herrold, W. G. Herrold, 
John G. Herrold, Simon K. Herrold, 
David Brubaker, Lewis Kerstetter, 
Michael Bashore, Jonathan Rociee. 
May 10, 1848. 

"The Union Section, No. 51, Cadets 
of Temperance," was organized here, 
Tuesday evening. 

Died, March 26th in Chapman twp. 
Mrs. Jacob Walborn, aged 79 years. 
Mar. 27th in Penn township. Henry 
Row, aged 59 years. April 17th, Pet- 
er Bobb, of Beaver township, ageu 
69 years. 

Advertisements: For county Com- 
missioner, Philip Herrold, of Chap- 
man Twp., Wm. Kelly, of Chapman 
Twp., Frederick D. Walter, of Centre 
Twp. 

May 17, 1848. 

The court admitted George Hill and 
William Jones Esqs., to pm^tice law 
in the several courts of this coun- 
ty. 

Isaac Gearhart started a drug store 
in Selinsgrove. 

May 24, 1848. 
An Editorial on "Ner Middleswarth" 

The very judicious selection of the 
l°te Whig Convention for Canal com- 
missioner, we are inclined to think 
says the Lebanon Courier, is a good 
omen for the coming contest. Who 
that has been at all acquainted, with 
our legislative affairs for the last 
number of years is not well acquaint- 
ed — by reputation at least — with the 
firm prudent, intelligent, honest old 
Dntch farmer. Ner Middleswarth. 
Born of humble parentage, his first 
days spent on the farm, and when 
he became old enough, we believe, ap- 
prenticed to the trade of a black- 
smith, he had not those advantages 
for receiving a liberal education 
which are employed by the offspring 
of the wealthy; but being by nature, 
of an energetic, determined, never- 



despairing character, he qualified 
himself to appear in our legislative 
halls, as one of its most useful and 
sound members. So well did his pres- 
ence of mind, sound judgment, ur- 
banity of manners and determined 
will, qualify him for a presiding of- 
ficer, that for several successive ses- 
sions he was chosen by our House of 
Representatives, where he acquired 
the reputation of being one of the 
best presiding officer our state ever 
had. Mr. Middleswarth is at present a 
Senator from a Locofoco district, 
which he carried by his own pergon- 
al popularity, for at home everybody 
favorably knows "Old Ner" and when 
he comes upon the political carpet, 
he is invincible. For many years he 
has been engaged in the healthy and 
virtuous occupation of tilling the soil 
and were any of our citizens to visit 
him at his home, amidst his large 
family of sons and daughters, they 
would set him down as a fair speci- 
men of a hospitable Lebanon county 
farmer. Wherever he goes, his frank, 
manly bearings, gathers around him 
troops of friends; and as a conversa- 
tional companion, either in German 
or English, he is always interesting 
and pleasing. We repeat that we are 
well pleased with his nomination, and 
with the cry of Ner Middleswarth and 
Whig Principles, the second Tuesday 
of October will witness the good old 
state of Pennsylvania cast off her al- 
legiance to Locofosoism. 
June 7, 1848. 

Last week Middleswarth, Karns & 
Co., Beaver Furnace, lost by fire at 
one of their coalings about 200 
cords of wood. 

June 14, 1848. 

The "Times" of last week reminds 
us very much of a boy guilty of a 
dirty trick and mad because he 
discovered he was exposed. 
June 28, 1848. 

The "Times." might as well under- 
take to chain the wind as to oppose 
the election of "Old Ner" for Canal 
Commissioner. 

Advertisements: For Register and 
Recorder, David Schwenk, of Middle- 
burg, M. H. Weaver, of Penn Town- 
ship. County Commissioner, Jacob 
Miller, Penn Twp. and James Barbin, 
of Centre township. 

July 6, 1848. 

The time of publishing this paper 
will be changed from Wednesday to 
Thursday, on account of the change 
in time of the stages and mails. 
July 13, 1848. 

John S. Hauke having disposed of 
his interest in the STAR office to D. 
W. Woods, retires from the editorial 
chair. 



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Death, on the 6th inst., in Selins- 
grove, Mr. Jacob Albert, aged 87 
years. On the 5th inst., in Beaver- 
town, Mr. Wm. Weirick, aged 42 
years. On the 3rd inst., in Chapman 
township, Mr. Michael Shaffer, aged 
47 years. On the 27th ult., in Wash- 
ington township, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Dunkleberger, aged 57 years. 
July 20, 1848. 

A very heavy thunder storm passed 
over this place, last week. The house 
of Mrs. Stimmel was struck by light- 
ning and considerably damaged. 

The barn of Mr. John Bingaman, 
of Beaver township, this county wa^ 
struck by lightning on the 12th inst., 
and burned to the ground. 19 loads 
of hay were burned. 

July 27, 1848. 

A notice was published that all tav- 
ernkeepers that do not lift their li- 
censes before next September Court, 
will be returned to the said court as 
the law directs. 

Mr. Nicholas Baus, of Middlecreek 
townsiij >. died on the 21st instant, 
aged 88 years. 

August 3, 1848. 
A "Rough and Ready Club" was or- 
ganized in Perry township, Saturday 
evening. 

August 10, 1848. 
List of Grand Jurors for September 

Court: 

Penns, Jacob Ertly, Henry W. Sny- 
der, George Adams. 

Chapman, John Herrold, David E. 
Bender. 

Washington, John Miller, Michael 
C. Moyer. 

West Beaver, Joseph Stumpff. 

Centre, Israel Bachman. 

Middlecreek, John Kessler. 
List of Traverse Jurors for Septem- 
ber Court: 

Beaver, Joseph Long, Charles 
Wireman, Samuel Greenhow. 

West Beaver, Wm. Barth. 

Centre, Andrew Wittenmyer, Ja- 
cob Fryer, Peter Frain. 

Middlecreek, Abraham Hendricks. 

Washington, Ludwig Arbogast, 
John Hains. 

Penns — Geo. Fisher, Peter Miller. 

Chapman — Jacob Comfort, Samu- 
el Sholl, Perry Kreamer. 

Perry, John Krebs, Samuel Ger- 
man, Jacob Willow, Simon Strawser, 
Nathan Forrey, Willis Gordon. 
List of Petit Jurors for September 

Court: 

Beaver, Peter Smith. 

Centre, Joseph D. Hunt, Abraham 
Eisenhower, John Smelker, Daniel 
Shower. 

Chapman, John Sechrist, John E- 
bright. 



Middlecreek, John Erdley. 

Penns, John Hartman Jr., John 
Harrison, Samuel Fisher. 

Perry, Albright Swineford, Jonas 
Snyder, Philip Winey, George Martin. 

West Beaver, John Weiand, George 
Kaley. * 

August 24, 1848. 

The Centerville House formerly 
owned by Jacob Hartman, is now run 
by A. S. Long. 

A Taylor meeting will be held in 
West Beaver township, Sept. 2, 
September 7, 1848. 

A large and spirituous meeting of 
the Rough and Ready society was 
held at the home of Wm. Baird m 
West Beaver township, Saturday. 
They elected as their president, H. 
H. Maaritz, Esq. 

Notice published of the dissolution 
of partnership of Snyder and Keller 
of Chapman township, who were in 
the boat business. 

September 21, 1848 

A meeting of the friends of Taylor 
Fillmore, Johnson and Middleswarth 
was held at the home of Samuel Ar- 
bogast in Perry township, Saturday. 
The following officers were elected: 
Pres., Jacob Martin; Vice Pres., Mich- 
ael Gerhart, Nicholas Arbogast, Phil- 
ip Winey, Samuel German, Jacob 
Miniam, George Rine and Michael 
Miniam, Sec. John Winey and Philip 
Arbogast. 

The Evangelical Lutheran Synod, 
of East Pennsylvania, will convene 
in Selinsgrove, Sept. 27th in the Rev. 
H. Weiser's church. 

September 28, 1848. 

Gov. Johnson appointed Wm. F. 
Wagenseller, of Selinsgrove, as one 
of his Aids with the rank of Lieut. 
Colonel. 

Wm. Van Gezer Esq., of New Ber- 
lin, was appointed Deputy Atty. Gen. 
of Union County. 

October 5, 1848 

The Spring House and two Ware 
Houses of Charles Steese, in Mifflin- 
burg were destroyed by fire, Saturday 
morning. 

Died: On the 28th ult, on Centre 
township, Mr. Hezekiah Boon, aged 
25 years. On the 28th ult., at his resi- 
dence in Penn township, Mr. Benj. 
Klingler. 

October 12, 1848 

The result of election for Govern- 
or, Johnson 2663; Middleswarth maj. 
1349; Casey's maj., 1340. Cunning- 
ham's 1182, Weirick's 1161, Mo 
Laughlin's 1163. 

The tavern on the Isle of Que, in 
Penn Township, is now run by Amos 
Stroh. 



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October 19, 1848 

The following are the members of 
Democratic Whig Standing Commit- 
tee: D. W. Woods, Chairman; Wm. 
Roshong, Michael Kleckner, John 
Wilt, Francis A. Boyer, Abraham K. 
Middleswarth, Johnson Walls. 
List of Grand Jurors for December 

Court: 

Middlecreek, Frederick Bilger. 

Penns, Benj. Houseworth, Samuel 
Pawling. 

Beaver, Samuel Kessler, Christian 
Gross. 
Chapman, Wm. Herrold. 

Centre, Peter Fries. 

West Beaver, Henry Miller. 

List of Traverse Jurors for Decem- 
ber Court: 

Perry — Jacob Schnee. 

Centre — Samuel Wittenmyer, Da- 
vid Schwenk, Edward Strayer. 

Beaver, Jacob Beaver, Joseph 
Klose, Sam Wittenmyer, Geo. Smith, 
Robt. Shipton. 

Middlecreek, Frederick Baus, Wm. 
Courtney. 

Chapman, John Craig, Francis 
Buchwalter. 

Washington, Henry Berry, Isaac 
Bickel, John Lawrence. 

Penns, Benjamin Smith, Christian 
Gingrich, Daniel Ott, George W. Kel- 
ler. 

West Beaver, Daniel Alter. 
List of Petit Jurors for December 

Court: 

Chapman, George Snyder, Simon 
Strawser. 

Perry, Peter Troup, Jonathan Gel- 
nett, John Haas. 

Beaver, Philip Markle, Jacob Aig- 
ler, Aaron Middleswarth, John Hall, 
John Shively, Philip Smith. 

Centre, George Sampsel, John 
Oberlin, John A. Schoch. 

Penns, Benj. Long, John W. Smith. 
Henry D. Kern. 

Washington, Frederick Richter. 

West Beaver, John Deimer. 

Middlecreek, John Aurand. 
November 16, 1848 

A two inch snow fell here, Sunday. 

There are sixty eight cases on the 
trial list for Dec. Court. 

November 23, 1848 

Geo. W. Snyder offers a reward of 
six cents for the return of Jacob 
Rhine, an apprentice of the Boat 
Building business. 

December 7, 1848. 

Death: Nov. 2nd., in Chapman 
township, Mr. Thomas Reddig, aged 
38 years. November 25th in Middle- 
creek township, John Duck, aged 66 
years. 

Markets: Flour $5.37; wheat $1.15; 
rye .70; corn .67; oats .30. 



December 21, 1848 

Died the 24th ult., near Adams- 
burg, Beaver township Mrs. Margaret 
Smith, wife of John Smith, aged 48 
years. 

Advertisements: David Spitler, 
New Berlin ; Est. of John Wagner, of 
West Beaver township; Orphan's 
Court sale of Est. of Moses Straub. 
A. S. Long, proprietor of Centerville 
house, Centerville; John R. Follmer, 
Atty., Selinsgrove; Amos Stroh, Pro- 
prietor of Isle of Que House; Se- 
linsgrove Foundry. 

December 27, 1848 

Friday we had a four inch snow 
fall. 

January 4, 1849. 

Mr. John Sinclair died at an ad- 
vanced age, January 1st, in Penn 
township. 

January 18, 1849. 

Samuel Arbogast applied for li- 
cense in the house formerly kept by 
widow Eckhart as a tavern, on the 
road leading from Selinsgrove to 
Mifflintown, in Perry township. Sign- 
ers: Jacob Martin, Wm. Weller, Val- 
entine Haas, George Spayd, Jacob 
Minium, Henry Reichenbach, Wm. 
German, Peter German, John Badge, 
George Rine John Haas, John Arbo- 
gast, John German. 

Chas. Wileman applied to February 
Court for license in the town of Bea- 
vertown. Signers: Ner Middleswarth, 
Joseph Kloss, John Frank, Sem. Wit- 
tenmyer, Jacob Kern, Jacob Gross, 
Joseph Koss, John Frank, Sam. Wit- 
Kern, Daniel Kloss, Samuel Brunner, 
Philip Kinney, Isaac Napp, John Has- 
singer, Moses Specht, Levi Vender- 
i'-h, Frederick Fetterolf, Solomon 
Kloss. 

Albright Swineford applied to the 
February Court for license to keep a 
tavern in Middleburg. Signers: David 
Schwenk, Jacob Aurand, James Bar- 
bin, David Swengel, Samuel Witten- 
myer, Michael Wittenmyer, R. W. 
Smith, George Boyer, John Bibighous 
Geo. Kremer, T. Bower, Geo. Moatz. 
List of Grand Jurors for February 

Court: 

Beaver, Aaron Specht. 

Chapman, Samuel Sholl. 

Washington, Wm. Schnee. 

Penns, John Hayhurst. 
List of Traverse Jurors for Febru- 
ary court: . 

Beaver, Henry Smith, Jacob Brech- 
bill, Frederick Bingaman. 

Washington, Isaac Bickel, Daniel 
S. Boyer, Andrew Rouch, Elias R. 
Menges. 

Chapman, John Houseworth, John 
Soffel, John Kerstetter. 

Centre, Jacob S. Smith. 

Penns, Jacob Shaffer, George 



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Keen, Wm. Colsher, Samuel Ware- 
ham, Jacob Miller, Benjamin Schoch, 
Elijah Osborn, Henry Mathias. 

Middlecreek, Geo. Engel, Abr. 
Hendricks. 

West Beaver, Michael Echart. 
List of Petit Jurors for February 

Court: 

Perry, John K. Snyder. 

Chapman, John Houser, Benjamin 
Sechrist. 

Washington, John P. Mertz, Samu- 
el Neitz, Daniel P. Hilbish. 



Penns, Daniel K. Ulrich, Charles 
Rhoads, Capt. John Hehn, Henry 
Keifer, Michael Fisher, Henry Reis- 
er. 

Centre, David Wilson, Jonathan 
Bilger, Thomas Bower, Jacob Hil- 
bish. 

Beaver, Benjamin Keller. 

February 1, 1849 

Seventy two cases were on the trial 
list for February term of Court. 



Many Forgotten Items Gathered From 

The Files of Union Times, of New 

Berlin, 1850 to 1854 



$The following items were cull- 
ed from the files of the Union 
Times, New Berlin, from June 
27, 1850 to Feb. 28, 1854, (from 
Vol. 20, No. 12 to Vol. 23, No. 
42.) The Times was democratic, 
while the Union Star, from 
which we quoted before was a 
Whig paper. 

|(Some pungent political re- 
marks are reproduced here 
which were written in the heat 
of conflict. They are republish- 
ed {or historical purposes and 
not as a reflection upon any one. 
No doubt the writers themselves 
were they alive would disown 
their own writings. Editor Post.) 

June 27, 1850. 

Galphin Snyder. The Galphin 

Whigs met in State Convention, at 
Philadelphia, on the 19th inst. We 
perceive that the name of Henry W. 
Snyder, of this County, was brought 
before the Convention for Surveyor 
General, but failing in this, on sec- 
ond ballot, he was lucky enough to 
get the nomination for Auditor Gen- 
eral, a position of the highest im- 
portance and responsibility, requir- 
ing talents of the most distinguish- 
ed order, and for which Mr. S. is 
notoriously disqualified both by edu- 
cation and experience. Mr. S. is a 
brother of the Hon. John Snyder, 
and a son of the ex-Governor Snyder, 
and for many years a warm and un- 
compromising Democrat, but conceiv- 
ing himself wiser than his father, he 
eventually tore himself loose from 



the democracy of the country, and 
since 1828 has acted with the oppo- 
sition. Disappointed ambition was the 
cause of his apostacy. As far as our 
recollection extends, Mr. Snyder has 
never shown much talent as a leader, 
but has invariably been compelled to 
submit to the dictation of others, and 
occupy the secondary position in the 
ranks of his party. Although fre- 
quently up for the nomination for 
Senator etc. he could never as much 
as command a respectable vote in 
Convention, owing to the antipathy 
of the Whigs against him, occasioned 
by his reserved habits and aristocratic 
airs. He is disliked as much by the 
bone and sinew of the Whigs as he 
is discontenanced by the Democrat, 
and most certainly his nomination 
was as unexpected as it is unpopular, 
detested. So far as the Democrats are 
concerned, we can freely say, that 
we look upon his nomination with 
perfect indifference. He's not going 
to "set the river on fire" through his 
popularity here. Some of the most 
prominent Whigs in the county will 
oppose him, "tooth and nail" and we 
predict his triumphant defeat in his 
own box which usually gives a Whig 
majority of 100. 

Henry Musser manufactured axes 
in Centre township, on the road lead- 
ing from New Berlin to Centerville. 

Philip Moyer was administrator of 
the estate of Josiah Weiser, late of 
Chapman township, deed. 

Jacob Reichley was administrator 
of the estate of John Klinesmidt, 
late of Centre township, dec. 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS, No. 2. 



47 



July 4, 1850. 

On the 25th ult., Rev. W. G. Hack- 
man, Mr. Jacob Eckhart, of West 
Beaver was married to Miss Harriet 
Karn, of Centre. 

George Hill practised law at Selins- 
grove. 

Israel Gutelius, esq., of this place, 
has been appointed Deputy Marshall 
of Union County. As a political op- 
ponent we admire the Sheriff for his 
candor and straight forward con- 
duct, and have no doubt but that his 
appointment will give pretty general 
satisfaction to the Whigs. We con- 
gratulate the Sheriff upon his success. 
July 18, 1850. 

Franklin Fryer was administrator 
for the estate of William P. Moyer, 
late of Perry township, deed. 
July 25, 1850. 

The following are running for pro- 
thonotary: Jacob Haus, of New Ber- 
lin, H. H. Mageritz, of West Beaver, 
and Jacob Martin, of Perry.For Com- 
missioner: Frederick Baus, of Mid- 
dlecreek, Jacob Mauck, John Corne- 
lius and David Spitler, of New Ber- 
lin, Geo. Hehn, of Penns. 

We have been informed that con- 
siderable damage has been done, by 
the freshet on Thursday and Friday 
last, to the Susquehanna Division of 
the Penna. Canal, .three very seri- 
ous breaks having occurred between 
Selinsgrove and Liverpool. It will re- 
quire several weeks to repair them. 

J. Shannon, W. Bower and G. 
Rodgers caught in Shamokin Dam, 
on the Susquehanna River, a con- 
siderable quantity of different kinds 
of lumber. 

List of Grand Jurors for Septem- 
ber Court: 

Perry — Jacob Winey, Zacheus Gor- 
don. 
Penns — Henry W. Snyder, Elijah 

Osborne. 
Washington — Andrew Roush. 
Chapman — Ira Sayers. 
West Beaver — John Wieand. 
Beaver — Adam Specht. 
Centre — Frederick Hassinger. 

List of Traverse Jurors for Sep- 
tember Court: 
Penns — Jacob Ott, Charles Hughes, 

David Heiser, Elijah Coldron, Jo- 
seph Scharf, Wm. Wagner. 
Beaver — Jacob Kern, Peter Smith. 
Centre — David Swenk, Ellis Stahl- 

necker, Jacob Aurand, Peter 

Dreese, Christian Kerr. 
Washington — Francis A. Boyer, Geo. 

Apple. 



Chapman — John Snyder, Jacob Wit- 
mer. 

West Beaver — Samuel Romig, Ab- 
raham K. Middleswarth. 
List of Petit Jurors for September 

Court: 

Centre — Daniel Shower, Daniel Kern. 

Chapman — Philip Moyer, Frederick 
Starick. 

West Beaver — Charles Krebs, Hen- 
ry Benfer. 
Middlecreek — John Bickel, Samuel 

Hendricks, John Aumiller. 
Beaver — John D. Smith, Solomon 

Engle. 
Penns, — Peter Bolig, Peter Fisher. 
Perry — Jacob Schnee, Geo. Weikler. 
August 1, 1850. 

Henry W. Snyder. This gentleman 
who is the Galphin Whig Candidate 
for Auditor General, says the Lan- 
caster Intelligencer, is urged upon 
the people of Pennsylvania mainly 
because he is a son of the late Gov. 
Snyder — a reversed statesman, but 
at the same time a man who has en- 
countereu as much abuse in his day, 
from the same party with whom his 
son is now associated, as any other 
Democratic Governor we ever had. 
But so it is ever with the Federal 
Whigs. They have no hopes of suc- 
cess with wool-dyed Federalists — 
hence their friendship for apostates 
from the Democratic party; and they 
are specially desirous of seducing 
the son of a distinguished republican 
sire from the faith of his father, so 
that they may make him a political 
scape-goat to bear their own sins. 
They also suppose— so contemptible 
an opinion have these men of the in- 
telligence of the people — that the in- 
fluence of honored name will be 
transmitted from father to son, and 
that the allegiance of the people des- 
cends in hereditary succession, no 
matter what may be the sins or fol- 
lies that characterize a patriot's des- 
cendants. 

Simon Snyder was a good man, a 
true patriot, an unflinching Demo- 
crat in his duty — but it is very cer- 
tain that his mantle has not fallen 
upon the shoulders of his unworthy 
son. Patriotism is not always heredit- 
ary. Nor can the virtues of the true 
hearted old Governor be made to 
confer the political enormities or de- 
rilections of a son, who has so little 
respect for the memory and good 
fame of his father, as to be found 
arrayed on the same side of politics 



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with those who were his bitter ene- 
mies and malignant revilers whilst 
living. 

The Whigs should blush at their 
own inconsistency, in thus attempt- 
ing to bolster up the rotten political 
reputation of Henry W. Snyder. If 
his good old father could rise from 
his grave and again appear among 
men, he would disown him for his 
political connection, and the son 
should be ashamed of himself at be- 
ing thus found in such company. It 
would be doing an act of real kind- 
ness to their candidate, if the Whigs 
would at once cease all allusion to 
his paternity, and permit him to 
stand or fall on his own merits. 

The following is the Democratic 
Standing Committee: 
Beaver — Capt. Geo. Swartz. 
Centre — Joseph Bolender. 
Centerville — Samuel Hartman. 
Chapman — Philip Hilbish. 
Middlecreek — Michael Neiman. 
Penns. — Col. Henry C. Eyer. 
West Beaver, — Henry Benfer. 
Washington, — Jacob J. Mohr. 
Perry — Andrew Kohler, J\. 
August 8, 1850. 

We understand that the Central 
railroad will be completed to Holli- 



daysburg by the middle or by the far- 
thest, the latter part of this month. 

The declination of Old Ner as a 
candidate for Congress, on Monday 
last, is perfectly understood by the 
Whigs and Democrats of this county, 
and will at once, we think, be fully 
comprehended by Mr. Armstrong and 
his friends "A singed rat dreads the 
fire." Old Ner saw the imminency of 
the danger that threatens the party 
in the district, and has thus politely 
declined the honor of a — defeat. 

Whig County Convention — The 

Whigs met in county convention in 
this place, Monday last and nominat- 
ed the- following ticket: Congress — 
Jas. Armstrong, of Lycoming coun- 
ty; Assembly — Eli Slifer. of Lewis- 
burg: Prothonotary, Jacob Haus Jr., 
of New Berlin; Prosecuting Atty., 
George Hill, of Selinsgrove; County 
Surveyor, Robt. G. H. Hayes, of Mif- 
llinburg; Comm., George Heimbach, 
of Union township; Auditors, James 
McCright, of Buffalo, for three years, 
and Henry K. Sanders, of Limestone, 
for one year; Trustees of Mifflinburg 
Academy, Jos Boop, John C. Watson 
and Adam Sheckler. 

The Row at the Court House. The 
most amusing scene connected with 



HISTORY OF MIDDLEBURG "POST" 

The Middleburg POST traces its history back to the newspaper lights 
of New Berlin, its direct antecedents having figured prominently in all the 
political struggles of those early days when New Berlin was the county 
seat. 

Unfortunately, we do not have any files of the POST'S antecedents 
from which to quote the part taken by them in shaping the destiny of the 
County's welfare. 

The origin of the POST can be traced back to the founding of the UNION 
ADLER, Jan. 1, 1834. The UNION DEMOKRAT was established January 
20, 1842. These two papers were merged about May 1, 1844 and retained 
the latter name. The Demokrat was established by Seebold & Haus, as 
publishers, and Christain Moeser as Editor. Peter Kleckner later was pub- 
lisher, so was Christian Moeser. 

In 1850 Israel Gutelius purchased the plant and Union Demokrat news- 
paper. It was then and had been from the beginning a. German Whig 
newspaper, Mr. Gutelius published the paper at New Berlin, until the spring 
of 1853, when it was moved to Selinsgrove and published as the Demo- 
krat until August 1861 when it was changed to an English Republican pa- 
per and the name changed to the Selinsgrove POST. 

It was published in Selinsgrove until Jan. 1, 1867, when the plant was 
purchased by Hon. Jeremiah Crouse and removed to Middleburg, and he 
began its publication, where it has continued ever since. In 1882, Mr. 
Crouse sold the plant and newspaper to Thomas H. Harter, of Centre 
County. Mr. Harter continued to publish the POST, until March 17, 1894, 
when the plant was sold to Arthur E. Cooper and Geo. W. Wagenseller, 
both of Selinsgrove, Pa. The partnership was dissolved Dec. 12, 1894, when 
Mr. Wagenseller became the sole proprietor and has continued the publi- 
cation up to the present time. (1916). The POST had a circulation of 1400 
in 1894, and now it is over 5000 copies every week. 



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49 



the late contest for Prothonotary, 
was enacted at the Court House, in 
this place, Saturday last. Advantage 
was endeavored to be taken by the 
Haus men, in the opening and the 
organization of the meeting, for the 
purpose of controlling its action, and 
compelling several poor persons to 
vote for Haus who were adverse to 
his nomination, but yet who were 
furnished with his tickets, and a 
promise to go for him exacted against 
cheir will. Before the appointed time 
arrived for the opening of the Fan- 
dango, the Haus men rang the bell 
with the expectation of coming the 
"Giraff" over the Taggart Party, 
but the stratagem failed, and under 
the most intense excfitement. the 
Taggart men out-generaled the other 
fraction, and succeeded in electing 
their officers. — In the meantime an 
interesting coup de combat was en- 
acting in front of the bar between 
David W. Woods, editor of the "Star" 
and Sheriff Gutelius, whi^h also, to 
a great extent, extended to all pres- 
ent. It seems that the sheriff ac- 
cused the Haus party with decep- 
tion which was partially admitted by 
Haus, but pronounced by Woods as 
a lie, accompanied, as the story runs, 
with a grab at the throat of the ola 
Sheriff, but which nevertheless did 
not disconcert the Sheriff, who was 
then only concerned in defeating the 
Haus party in their fradulent at- 
tempt to organize the meeting against 
the will of a majority of men pres- 
ent which he triumphantly effected. 
As we do not wish to give any fur- 
ther particulars (having to much re- 
spect for the good character of our 
quiet borough) we will conclude with 
the remark, that it was a faithful 
representation of the scene of the 
"Kilkenny Cats" devouring each oth- 
er. — The Haus party, however, at last 
succeeded by three of a majority, 
which shows the strenuous opposi- 
tion to him here on the parts of his 
neighbors. We have been informed 
that Sheriff Gutelius has prosecuted 
Woods for Assault and Batterv, and 
that Woods has given bail for his ap- 
pearance at Court. Public opinion is 
altogether with the Sheriff. 

August 15, 1850. 

Hon. John Snyder died Thursday 
evening at 7 o'clock of dysentary, at 
his residence in Chapman township. 
August 22, 1850. 

Married — In this place on the 22nd 
inst. by Rev. A. B. Casper, Mr. Jo- 



seph Zeiber, of Middlecreek, to Miss 
Sara Bowersox, of Centre. On the 
8th inst., by Rev. W. G. Heckman, 
Mr. Wm. C. Engle, of Beavertown, 
to Miss Barbara Eisenhower, of 
Centre township. On the 15th inst., 
by the same, Mr. David Yetter, of 
Mifflin Co., to Miss Catherine Mick, of 
West Beaver. On the 15th inst., by 
the same, Mr. John Bower, of Ad- 
amsburg, to Miss Elizabeth Hummel, 
of West Beaver. 
August 29, 1850. 

The following is the Democratic 
ticket: For Congress, John Cum- 
mings; Assembly, John M. Baum; 
Prothonotary, Joseph Eyster; Com., 
Sem. Schoch and Jacob Horlacher; 
Deputy Surveyor, Henry Motz. 

Mr. John Young has retired from 
the publication of the "Union Demo- 
krat" The paper is now under the 
control of Mr. Moeser. We wish the 
retiring editor health, prosperity and 
a profitable undertaking wherever he 
may locate in the future. And as to 
friend Moeser, may his shadow never 
grow less and his subscription be al- 
ways on the rise. The statement of 
the "Star" that the paper is partly 
under control of Col. Wm. F. Wagen- 
seller is a base fabrication, and will 
be fully explained in the next num- 
ber of that paper. 
September 12, 1850. 

Court commences in this place next 
Monday. Tuesday the Whigs have a 
sort of fandango when his Excel- 
lency, William F. Johnson, will ex- 
hibit himself to the inspection of our 
temperance people and talk to the 
people about the economy and glory 
of his own administration. On Wed- 
nesday the anti-Cameronites intend 
holding a meeting. 

" The Star" of this week alleges 
that Messrs. Roshong, Wagenseller 
and Eyster "went the security of Mr. 
Moeser" for the purchase of the 
"Ur.ion Democrat" printing office. 
This in Wood's estimation, is an un- 
pardonable sin. Now, we wish to 
know, whether Mr. Roshong did not 
go security for Mr. Woods, when he 
purchased the "Star" office? He dare 
not deny this accusation. What, then 
is the difference between two trans- 
actions? Messrs. Woods and Moeser 
both stood in need of assistance and 
both applied to one man, whose char- 
acteristic liberality soon relieved 
them from their dilemma. "Men who 
live in glass houses should not throw 
stones." 



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September 19, 1850. 

The following is the Standing Com- 
mittee: 

Penns — Henry C. Eyer. 
Centerville, — Jacob Reichley. 
West Beaver, — Charles Kreps. 
Beaver — George Swartz. 
Centre — Jacob Wittenmyer. 
Perry — Thomas L. Light. 
Washington — Elias R. Menges. 
Chapman, — John Herrold. 
Middlecreek, — Henry Wetzel Jr. 

George Kenn was administrator of 
the estate of Joseph Eshelman, late 
of Penn township. 

Jacob W. Smith was executor of 
the estate of Hon. John Snyder, late 
of Chapman township. 
Oct. 17, 1850. 

Sheriff Gutelius Removed. But a 
few days ago, the people of Old Uni- 
on, in whom all power is vested, pro- 
claimed in tones of thunder, whose 
reverberations are yet heard in the 
distance, their unqualified condem- 
nation of the unholy and infamous 
Clique, of this place, headed by 
Haus, Woods and Co., the former 
of whom, by the unparalled major- 
ity of 476, was routed "horse, foot 
and dragoons" from the lucrative and 
responsible office he now holds, the 
honors and emoulments of which, a- 
gainst the known will of the People, 
he again endeavored to appropriate 
and gormandize. It was a triumph of 
the People over a corrupt and uh 
scrupulous Faction, whose verdict, ac- 
cording to the institution of our 
country, is final and irrevocable, and 
therefore entitled to all the moral 
and political influence its importance 
so earnestly demanded. But to our 
infinite surprise, the voice of the un- 
trammeled freedom, as expressed in 
the late election for Prothonotary, 
has been treated with impunity, in 
the removal of Sheriff Gutelius from 
the office of Deputy Marshal of Uni- 
on County, a station which was fill- 
ed with honor and dignity, and the 
duties of which he ably, faithfully 
and efficiently discharged. Sheriff 
Gutelius is a Whig— a working 
Whig, but would not connive at the 
wickedness and corruption by" Mr. 
Haus obtained his nomination and 
consequently opposed his election. 
This is the political sin of his decapi- 
tation. As soon as the defeat of Mr. 
Haus was known, all that ingenuity, 
falsehood and detraction could device 
was brought into play to accomplish 
this object, which they have at last 



effected. Mr. Jacob Aurand, of Mid- 
dleburg, has been appointed in his 
place. 

As Democrats, we have nothing to 
say with regard to the "family feuds" 
of our opponents, but yet we can- 
not permit so gross an outrage to go 
unexposed, when right, justice, hon- 
esty and fair dealing is so manifest- 
ly on the side of Sheriff Gutelius, a 
man who has done more for the pros- 
perity and success of the Whig party 
of Union county, than all the wiffits 
combined, who are now plotting his 
ruin. We understand that Geo. E. Mil- 
ler, Esq., of Lewisburg, claims the 
honor of the removal. 

September 12th, Mr. Wm. Christ, 
of Selinsgrove, was married to Miss 
Mary Ann Huff, of Selinsgrove. 

The following is the official direc- 
tory of the County officers: President 
Judge, A. S. Wilson; Ass. Judges, 
Jacob Wittenmyer and James Har- 
rison; Pron., Jacob Haus Jr.; Sher- 
iff, Archibald Thomas; Comm., Jas. 
Barbin, John Wilt, George Heimbach; 
Register & Recorder, Daniel Bell- 
man; Treas., Daniel Horlacher; Au- 
ditors, Henry H. Blair, James Mc- 
Cright, Henry K. Sanders; Pros. At- 
ty., George Hill; Coronor, Jacob 
Martin ; Surveyor, Robt. G. H. Hayes. 

Oct. 24, 1850. 

List of Grand Jurors for December 

Court: 

Beaver, Geo. A. Smith, Philip Hark- 
ley. 

Centre, — John P. Smith, D. Wilson. 

Middlecreek — Daniel Kessler, Fred- 
erick P. Baus. 

Penns — J. G. L. Shindle. 

Washington — Isaac Bickel. 

List of Traverse jurors for Dec. 

Court: 

Penns — John Parks, Joseph Eyster, 
Wm. Bower, Jacob Fisher, H. J. 
App. 

Perry, — Geo. Martin. 

Chapman — Simon Sholly, J. Lenig, 
Esq., Daniel Brubaker, Philip Hil- 
bish, John Sechrist. 

Washington — Daniel Sterner, Dani- 
el Hilbish. 

West Beaver, — Peter Gass, Andrew 
Ulsh. 

Centre — Edward Strayer, John Mit- 
chell. 
List of Petit Jurors for Dec. Court: 

Centre — John Swengle, Jacob Fryer, 
Reuben Eisenhauer, George Yar- 
ling. Geo. Baker, Conrad Wolfley, 
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Perry — Peter Acker, Abraham Hal- 
terman. 

Chapman — John Craig, Abr. Snook. 

Beaver — Jacob Gross, Ner Middles- 
war th. 

Penns — Jacob Riblet, Henry Laud- 
enslager, Henry J. Curns, Jacob 
Shaffer, Leonard App, H. B. Het- 
rick. 

West Beaver — John D. Romig. 

October 31, 1850. 

Hon. Ner Middleswarth and Henry 
W. Snyder, Esq., it is said, took a con- 
spicuous part in the removal of Sher- 
iff Gutelius. 

The Tavern stand in Chapman 
township, known as the Chapman Ho- 
tel, at present occupied by David E. 
Bender, 7 miles from Selinsgrove, is 
offered for sale. Connected with the 
stand are thirty acres of land in good 
state of cultivation. 

A notice was published of the dis- 
solution of partnership of Louis & 
Rohrer, at McKees Half Falls, Union 
County. 

The new Methodist Episcopal 
Church, of Selinsgrove, will be dedi- 
cated Sunday, November 24th. 

July 16th, by Rev. S. L. M. Conser, 
Mr. Jesse B. Evans, of Chester Co., 
was married to Miss Sarah S. Wagen- 
seller, of the Isle of Que, Selins- 
grove. 

November 14, 1850. 

We are gratified that Sheriff Gu- 
telius lias been reinstated as Asst. 
Marshal, for the completion of Penns 
Twp. The promptness, energy and 
zeal displayed by Mr. Gutelius in the 
prosecution of his duties, no doubt 
led the Marshal to examine more 
closely into the charges made against 
him, and as an act of injustice to 
a faithful officer thus openly to vin- 
dicate him from the foul accusations 
of his relentless enemies. 

October 28th, by Jacob Riblet Esq. 
Mr. Henry Yeager, of Washington 
Twp., to Mrs. Catherine Lenig, of 
Chapman township. 

At Selinsgrove, last Wednesday 
morning by Rev. Derr, Mr. Wm. F. 
Eckbert, of Milton, was married to 
Miss Anna E. Davis, of Selinsgrove. 

November 21, 1850. 

The log barn of Mr. John Hartman, 
about two miles below Selinsgrove, 
on the Isle of Que, was destroyed 
by fire Friday morning last, together 
with its contents, hay, wheat etc. It 
was the work of an incendiary. 



November 28, 1850. 

The case of William Elliot, of Cen- 
terville, indicted for the murder of 
George Richwine, was tried at Lew- 
istown on the 7th inst. Verdict — 
man slaughter — sentence 4 years 
solitary confinement in the Eastern 
Penitentiary. 
December 12, 1850. 

Dr. Eyster, the newly elected Pro- 
thonotary, was sworn in on Monday 
the 2nd inst. Samuel Roush, Esq., 
has been appointed clerk. 

We understand that our young 
friend, Dr. A. S. Cummings, of Lew- 
istown, purchased on the 25th ult., 
the extensive brick flouring mill, late 
the estate of Peter Richter, deed., of 
Selinsgrove this county for $6,500. 
December 19, 1850. 

Great interest has been manifested 
in the action now pending between 
Jacob Haus Jr., and Christian Moes- 
er for libel, which has occupied sev- 
eral days of the present week. The 
jury is still out. 

We transfer to our columns with 
pleasure an article from the Lewis- 
town "Democrat" suggesting the 
name of Hon. A. S. Wilson, Pres. 
Judge of this district, in connection 
with a seat on the Supreme Bench. 

The citizens of Union County, 
without distinction of party, would 
hail with lively satisfaction his ele- 
vation to this honorable and distin- 
guished station. 

On the 12th inst., by Rev. J. G. 
Anspach, Mr. Frederick P. Baus, of 
Middlecreek, was married to Miss 
Elizabeth Benner, of Union town- 
ship. 

On the 5th inst., by Rev. A. B. 
Casper, Mr. Daniel Mowrer, of Union 
was married to Miss Esther Erdley, 
of Middlecreek. 

November 10th by Rev. J. P. Shin- 
del Jr., Mr. Samuel R. Yearick was 
married to Miss Matilda Sausman, 
of Union township. 
December 26, 1850. 

Court Proceedings. A great part of 
the time of the court last week, was 
taken up in the action pending be- 
tween the Commonwealth vs Chris- 
tian Moeser, Indictment for Libel. 

This arose from a publication by 
Christian Moeser, accusing Jacob 
Haus, Jr., late candidate for Pro- 
thonotary, with having failed to ac- 
count to Sheriff Gutelius, after hav- 
ing been discharged as Deputy Sher- 
iff, in the sum of about one thous- 
and dollars. Verdict for defendant 



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— County to pay the costs. This ac- 
tion excited unusual interest. The is- 
sue involved was of momentous im- 
portance to both parties, for upon 
the verdict of the jury, depended the 
honor and integrity of the one, and 
the veracity and fair reputation of 
the other. The line was drawn, the 
fiat has gone forth. The jury vindi- 
cated the defendant — the rest re- 
mains in mystery and doubt. 
January 2, 1851. 

Married — On the 19th of Decem- 
ber by Rev. G. Erlenmyer, Mr. Nor- 
ris Hartley to Elizabeth Stetler, both 
of Penn Twp. On the same day by 
the same, John S. Acker to Miss Mary 
Lawver, both of Perry Twp. On the 
same day, by the same, Mr. Aaron 
Moyer to Miss Louisa Pfeffer, both 
of Chapman Twp. 
January 9, 1851. 

A meeting of the citizens of Union 
County, without distinction, and 
in favor of The Constitution and The 
Compromise Measures of the last 
Congress, will be held in the Court 
House, in the Borough of New Ber- 
lin, Tuesday, February 18th, at the 
ringing of the bell. All citizens op- 
posed to the movements of the Fan- 
atics in the North and South, or else- 
where, who are distracting the coun- 
try, and seeking to divide our 
GLORIOUS UNION, are respectfully 
requested to attend. 

Married — On the 10th of Nov. Rev. 
G. J. Foy, Mr. Geo. Smith to Miss 
Brigad Huffnagle, both of Beaver. 
On the 15th of Dec. by the same, Mr. 
Jesse Fry to Miss Mary Bowman, 
both of Centre. 

On the 19th of December by the 
same, Mr. Josiah Baker to Miss Sus- 
anna Mick, both of Beaver. 

On the 24th of December by the 
same, Mr. Josiah Rudy to Miss Ma- 
tilda Renninger, both of Beaver. 
Jan. 16, 1851. 

List of Grand Jurors for February 
Term of Court: 

Penns — M. U. App, John Ritter Sr., 
Daniel C. Ulrich, Charles Hughes, 
Isaac Jarrett, George Eby, Ben- 
jamin Smith, Samuel Hartman. 
Centre — Daniel Shower, John Bil- 
ger, Peter Frane, Solomon Bow- 
ersox. 
Washington, — David Botdorf. 

List of Traverse Jurors for Feb- 
ruary Term of Court: 
Centre — Peter Dreese, David Schoch, 
James Barbin Jr., John C. Wilson, 
Jonathan Bilger, John Mitchel, 



George Bowersox, Jr. 
Chapman, — John Craig, Daniel Rohr- 

er, John Rine, Peter Garman. 
Penns, — John Heimbach, Nat Slear. 
Perry, — Michael Minium, Jacob Mart- 
in, Amos Winey. 
Washington, — John Hummel. 
Middlecreek — J. M. Dauberman, Jno. 

Aumiller, Frederick Baus. 
Beaver, — Philip Ginney, Jacob Heat- 
er, John D. Smith. 
West Beaver, — -Michael Bare. 

List of Petit Jurors for February 
Term of Court: 

Penns, — John Harrison, Samuel Boy- 
er, Jr.,Wm. J. May, Jacob Jarrett, 
Joseph Scharf, Henry Heiser. 
Washington, — Daniel P. Hilbish, 
William P. Teats, Isaac Boyer, 
David Moyer, John Hanes, Henry 
Seebold. 
Centre — Jacob Long, David Schwenk, 

Jacob Reichley, Jacob Fryer. 
Middlecreek, — Charles Fryman Jo- 
seph Zieber. 
Beaver, — Joseph Long, Jacob Bea- 
ver. 
Chapman,- — Casper Arnold. 
West Beaver — Abraham K. Middles- 
warth. 

Franklin Fryer applied to the Feb- 
ruary Court for license for a tavern 
in P^rry Twp. on the road from Free- 
burg to Richfield. Signers: Henry 
Sweigart, John Meiser, Peter Troup, 
George Foltz, A. Shadle, Samuel 
Shadle, John Shadle, Joel Rehrer, Mi- 
chael Meiser, J. G. Hornberger, Ja- 
cob Shrader, Jacob Minium, Henry 
Meiser, Frederick Rathfon, David 
Foltz. 

Philip Schnee applied to the Feb- 
ruary Court for licei.se for a tavern 
in Perry Twp., Signers: Jacob Steiver, 
Samuel German, Elias Spade, Emanu- 
el Lohr, George Rine, Peter Ger- 
man, John Barge, Samuel Troup, Ja- 
cob Martin, Frederick Rathfon, 
Samuel Shadle, A. Shadle, H. Reich- 
enbach Jr., Henry Fisher, Henry C. 
Houts, Benj. Arbogast. 
January 23, 1851. 

The Eddy Family will give a con- 
cert Thursday evening in the Court 
House. Admittance 18% cents — 
children half price. 

On Thursday the 16th inst., by 
Rev. A. B. Casper, Mr. Charles 
Kleckner was married to Miss Har- 
riet, daughter of Joseph Orwig, both 
of New Berlin. 
February 20, 1851. 

The Whig Meeting. The Whigs met 
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and organized by the appointment of 
H. M. Taggart, Esq., as President 
Harman H. Margarits, Jacob Frans- 
worth and others as Vice Pres. and 
Col. Wagenseller and Charles Cawley 

q., as secretaries. Wm. Van Gezer, 
Esq., was chairman of the committee 
on resolutions. Immediately after the 
organization of the meeting, Ner 
Middleswarth, D. W. Woods and oth- 
ers demeaned themselves in the most 
disgraceful and ungentlemanly man- 
ner, by trying to raise a row and 
break up the organization of the 
meeting. They were, however, soon 
silenced by the firmness and superior 
intelligence of Messrs. Gutelius, 
VanGezer and Wagenseller, and the 
prompt and efficient action of Mr. 
Taggert the President. A motion was 
made and carried that the chair ap- 
point a committee of five to draft 
and report proceedings for the meet- 
ings; Middleswarth and Woods both 
voted against it, and when they were 
beat, Middleswarth moved, which was 
seconded by Woods, to reconsider the 
vote, but the chair informed Mid- 
dleswarth that as he had voted in the 
negative, therefore, it was out of or- 
der for him to move a reconsidera- 
tion, as according to parliamentary 
rules, no one can move a reconsidera- 
tion, who voted with the minority. 
Middleswarth saw that he was caught 
and the organization of the meeting 
was sustained. Woods met with even 
worse fate than Middleswarth. His 
name was suggested as a committee- 
man, but objection was made to him, 
and as Middleswarth was even forc- 
ed to admit that he was odious to 
the party, his name was withdrawn. 
But as we shall endeavor if time and 
space will permit, to give a full his- 
tory of the meeting in our next, we 
will refrain for the present. 

Another Libel Prosecution, — At 
December Court, Jacob Haus, Jr , ob- 
tained a bill against Mr. Moeser, ed- 
itor of the "Union Demokrat" for 
libel, but when that bill came before 
the court, where Moeser could also 
be heard, Haus was shamfully defeat- 
ed, and Moeser was triumphantly 
sustained by the court and jury in 
the publication he made against 
Haus. Moeser then published the re- 
sult of that action, and for which of- 
fense another indictment was secret- 
ly instituted and sent before the 
Grand Jury. This time, however, he 
fared worse than before. The Grand 
Jury ignored the bill, and ordered 



the prosecutor to pay the costs. This 
was the first 'return of the jury to 
the court. The Judge informed the 
Jury that they must find a prosecu- 
tor, and remanded them back for the 
purpose, with authority to send for 
witnesses etc. Haus and Bryman were 
witnesses before the jury to prove 
the charge against Moeser. These 
proceedings were all transacted in 
a sly way. Moeser positively declares 
that he knew nothing about it un- 
til it was over. The Court also knew 
nothing about it until the jury had 
handed over the bill. This secret and 
underhanded movement of Haus and 
Co. against Moeser is in perfect ac- 
cordance with Ner Middleswarth's 
hyprocritical resolution offered at 
the Whig meeting, Monday, last, in 
favor of harmony and good will to- 
wards one another. 

February 27, 1851. 

On the 13th inst., by Rev. Joshua 
H. Derr, Mr. Albert Houtz was mar- 
ried to Miss Mary Ann Gundrum, 
both of Freeburg. 

March 6, 1851, 

Israel Gutelius, Esq., has assumed 
the control of the "Union Democrat" 
the German organ of the opposition. 
The Sheriff has had considerable ex- 
perience in the business, having had 
some years ago both papers under his 
charge, and has been of more servr e 
to the Whig party of this county than 
all the chuckleheaded Hausites com- 
bined. And what has he received in 
return for his labor and expense? 
Comparatively nothing. But on the 
contrary, a few up-starts and petti- 
fogging adventures, who have sought 
political preferment and advantages 
in our midst, have assailed him with 
a ferocity peculiar to the blackguard, 
hoping thus to destroy his influence 
and accomplish his private and po- 
litical ruin. But he has triumphed, 
gloriously triumphed over them, and 
is now situated that he can hurl de- 
fiance into their teeth and mock at 
their feeble efforts to injure him. 
The dragon lays helpless at his feet. 
The party will not be thoroughly 
purged, by ridding its ranks of the 
bloodsuckers and drones, who, for 
years, have lived in luxury and splen- 
dor upon the extortions and steal- 
ings derived from their connection 
with it. The day of retribution is at 
hand. We wish the Sheriff success. 

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many years, has been occupied by 
almost every stranger, • for whatever 
purposes desired, in the exhibition 
of puppets, as a Daguerrotype room, 
etc., without a murmur from the 
Commissioner's Clerk. Mr. John Lep- 
kieher, an old and respectable citi- 
zen, wished to use it for a similar 
purpose, viz: to take likenesses, but 
was, however, ordered to leave by the 
Clerk, because he voted for Dr. 
Eyster. Comment is unnecessary. 

March 13, 1851. 

Our Beavertown, Adamsburg and 
Crossgrove Hall packs are now sent 
by mail. As the new Post Office law 
takes effect on the first of July next, 
we trust our friends in Beaver will 
not object to receiving them by mail 
till that time — they will go post 
free. 

A new weekly mail route has been 
established between Selinsgrove and 
Mifflinburg via of Crotzersville and 
this place, to leave the latter place 
on Tuesday and return tbe following 
day. The Crotzersville P. O. will be 
supplied by this mail. We are thank- 
ful, of course, for these facilities, 
meagre as they are but we hope in 
a short time that it will be changed 
to tri-weekly. We think the public 
interest requires it. It would then be 
of considerable importance to the 
citizens of those places in the early 
receipt of their papers. 
March 20, 1851. 

Nathan Forrey was Administrator 
for the Estate of Elizabeth Rumfelt, 
late of Washington township, deed. 

H. D. Rodearmel, having been duly 
authorized by a resolution passed by 
the Board of Canal Commissioners, 
will, on or before the 20th day of 
April next, at his office at New Ber- 
lin, receive sealed proposals for the 
use of the surplus water of the Sus- 
quehanna Division Pennsylvania 
Canal escaping a,t the waste waters or 
water fall on the Isle of Que, near 
Snyder's store house. 

George Hehn applied for license to 
the May Court for a tavern in the 
town of Charlestown, on the road 
leading from Selinsgrove to Fisher's 
Ferry, on the bank of the Susque- 
hanna. Signers: George Eby, Isaac 
Coldren, George Schnure, John Col- 
dren, James K. Davis, Jacob Riblet, 
Peter W. Gray, Levy N. Holmes, 
Jonathan K. Ulrich, D. C. Bergstres- 
ser, Isaac Gearhart, Elijah Couldron, 
Daniel C. Ulrich. 



March 27, 1851. 

The name of the Post Office at 
Dry Valley, Union County, is chang- 
ed to "Winfield." 

Spring election returns: Penns 
Township: Judge, George Adams; In- 
spectors, William Bower, Richard 
Lloyd; Assessor, Wm. Moyer; Su- 
pervisors, John Emmitt, Joseph 
Scharf; Overseers, Samuel Boyer, 
George Row; Constable, Chris- 
tian Shroyer; School Directors, John 
Hall, Philip Gemberling, Auditor, J. 
G. L. Shindel; Town Clerk, Jonas 
Bergstresser. 

Perry Township: Judge, William 
Heiges; Inspectors, Casper Hornberg- 
er, David Kemrer; Justice of Peace, 
Willis Gordon; Assessor, Gabriel 
Brugger; Supervisors, John Gelnett, 
Peter Garman; Overseers, Michael 
Speicher, Peter Troup; Constable, 
Frederick Rathf on ; School Directors, 
Samuel Winey, Albright Swineford; 
Auditor, AmosShadle; Town Clerk, 
Jacob Martin. 

List of Grand Jurors for May 
Court: 

Perry — John G. Graybill. 
West Beaver — Henry Rauch. 
Penns — Samuel Pawling, Philip Gem- 
berling Jr. 
Centre — John S. Kern. 
Chapman — Frederick Brill, Wm. 
Kely, John Hogmaster, Peter 
Haines. 

List of Traverse Jurors for May 
Court: 

Penns — Wm. Colsher, Elijah Coldron, 
David Wendt, Frederick Gun drum, 
Jacob Ott, Benjamin Hummel, Ab, 
raham Fisher, Samuel Werheim. 
Beaver, — John Troxel, Henry Smith, 
William Saltzman, Aaron Spe^ht. 
Washington — Jacob J. Moore, Dani- 
el German, Adam German, John 
F. Schnee, Daniel S. Boyer. 
Perry — Emanuel Lohr, Peter Troup. 
Centre, — D. J. Bogar, Marcus Tea. 
West Beaver — Jacob Smith. 

List of Petit Jurors for May Court: 
Middlecreek, — Samuel Yoder. 
Centre, — John Swengel, Peter Reish, 

Jacob Aurand. 
Penns, — Simon Christine, S. Kreish- 
er, Jacob Millhof, Isaac Woodling, 
Peter Bolig. 
Perry, — Henry S. Houtz, John Fish- 
er, Joseph Graybill, Peter Acker. 
Margaret Davis applied for li- 
cense for a tavern in a commodious 
house, in Selinsgrove. Signers: John 
Emmitt, H. P. Hottenstein, H. C. Ey- 
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jamin Houseworth, Jonathan Fish- 
er, G. Schnure, Casper Hain, H. A. 
Lechner, Charles Fisher, Henry 
Lloyd, Peter Fisher. 

James Barbin, John Wilt, and Geo. 
Heimbach, Commissioners will meet 
at the house of John S. Kern in Cen- 
tre township, Friday the 28th of 
March; and at the public house of 
Jacob Ott, Friday April 4th, for the 
purpose of receiving proposals for 
the building of two bridges, the form- 
er across Middlecreek, near Beaver 
Furnace, and the latter across Penns 
Creek near Hi rtman's Mill. 
April 10, 1851. 
Spring election returns: 

Washington township — Judge, J. 
J. Morr; Inspectors, Thomas F. 
Charles, Peter Millhoff; Assessor, 
Isaac D. Boyer; Supervisors, Simon 
Arbogast, John Kantz ; Overseers, 
Peter Lenig, Aaron Roush; Constable 
Jonas Keeler; School Directors, Jona- 
than Grimm, G. Shotzberger, Samue 1 
Neitz; Auditors, Andrew Roush; 
Clerk, J. F. Schnure. 

Centre — Judge, David Swenck; 
Inspectors, Joseph Shannon, Aaron 
K. Gift; Justice of the Peace, Geo 
Henry; Con., Christian Beachle^'t 
Supervisors, Henry H. Walter, F. 
Long; Overseers, Peter Decker, Jas. 
Bowersox; School Directors, John A. 
Schoch, George Moatz ; Auditors, Al- 
bright Swineford; Assessor, Absalom 
Snyder; Clerk, John Stine: Center- 
ville Judge, J. A. Wolfley; Inspector, 
George Herman, George Stine. 

Chapman township, — Judge. John 
Leach; Inspectors, Josenh Carill, 
Peter Neitz ; Assessor, Harry Her- 
rold ; Supervisor, Daniel Swartz, Ja- 
cob Witmer; Overseers, Elijah An- 
derson, Simon F. Herrold; Constable. 
J. W. Lenig; School Directors, Jacob 
Snyder. S. Sholl, John Herrold; Au- 
ditor, L. S. Herrold; Clerk, Nathan^ 
Moyer. 

Middlecreek, — Judge, Jacob Sny- 
der: Inspectors, Abraham Hendricks, 
Joseph George; Spervisors, Jo- 
seph Zeiber, Samuel Boyer; Assessor, 
Mathias Dauberman; Constable, Jno. 
Klingler; Overseers, John Dunkle- 
berger, Solomon Hummel; Auditor, 
Moses Mohr; School Directors, John 
Dauberman, Michael Erdley; Clerk, 
Philip Snyder. 

West Beaver, — Judge, Daniel Al- 
ter; Inspectors, George Erb, Jonathan 
Robenold; Assessor, John Margeritz; 
Supervisors, Henry Knepp, Daniel, 
Wagner, Overseers, Levi F. Smith, 



Daniel Herbster; Constable, Joseph 
Manbeck; School Directors, H. H. 
Margeritz, Henry Benfer, D. Becker; 
Auditor, Levi J. Romig; Clerk, Amos 
Weirman. 

Beaver, — Judge, Joseph Long; In- 
spectors, John M. Boush, William 
Saltzman; Constable, Aaron J. Mid- 
dleswarth ; Supervisors, Abraham 
Snook, Daniel Moyer; Auditor, Solo- 
mon Engle ; Assessor, George Swartz ; 
Overseers, Adam Specht, John Binga- 
man; School Directors, Jacob Kern, 
John D. Smith. 

Jacob Slear Jr., appWed to the 
May Court for license in the hou;e 
usually known as the Rising Sun tav- 
ern, on the road leading from Se- 
linsgrove to Northumberland. Sign- 
ers: Lewis Lenhart, Col. Jacob Hum- 
mel, Wilioby Trexler, George Kenn, 
Daniel Gaugler, George Fisher, Hen- 
ry Aurand, L. R. Hummel, John 
Hartman, Samuel Hartman, James K. 
Davis, William J. Myers. 

Edward A. Kinney applied for li- 
cense to the May Court for a hotel 
situated in Penn township, on the 
road leading from Selinsgrove to 
Midclleburg, which is well calculated 
for a public house. Signers: Jacob 
Roblet, John Hartman Jr., Peter W. 
Gray, James K. Davis, G. Gundrum, 
Samuel Ritter, William F. Pawling. 
Christian Kantz, Samuel Moyer, Jon- 
athan Gemberling, Abraham Witter, 
Linhe Row. 

WiTliam Byers applied to the May 
Court for license in Selinsgrove, Penn 
Township. Signers: Samuel Weriine, 
Samuel C. Fisher, C. Shroyer, Wm. 
J. May, John Hartman Jr., Henry 
Lloyd, Casper Hein, John Emmitt, 
Peter Fisher, E. Osborn, Geo. L. 
Becker, John Hall, Isaac Coldron. 

Jacob Hartman applied to the 
May Court for license in the town 
of Centerville. Signers: George Loss, 
George Stine, D. J. Bogar, W. 
Kuhn, Charles Yerger, George Her- 
man, Christian Beachel, Jacob 
Reichley, J. A. Wolfley, Michael 
Yeisley, Frederick Herman, George 
Young. 

Wm. Bower applied to the May 
Court for license in the town of 
Charleston, known by the name of 
the Isle of Que House. Signers: Jno. 
Hartman, Peter W. Gray, Samuel 
Pawling, Philip GemberUng, Wm. 
Gaugler, John N. Kantner, Isaac 
Couldron, W. F. Wagenseller, George 
Adams, J. K. Davis, Jonathan Fisher, 
Wm. Byers. 



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Lewis Lenhart applied to the May 
Court for license at his dwelling 
house, known as the Sunbury Ferry 
House. Signers: L. R. Hummel, Ja- 
cob Slear Sr., Isaac Hottenstein, Geo. 
Fisher, Willoby Trexler, Henry Aur- 
and, Daniel Gaugler, Jacob Millhoff, 
Percival Herman, H. B. Hetrick, A. 
Fisher. 

Philip Moyer applied for license to 
the May Court in Chapman township. 
Signers: Abraham Brubacher, M. S. 
Hantzelman, David Wolf, Wm. Z. 
Rhoads, John C. Witmer, Benjamin 
H. Lingle, Simon Romig, Benevil 
Kremer, David Brubacher, Joseph 
Smith, David Lease, J. Louis. William 
Reifsnyder. 

George A. Smith applied to the 
May Court for License in the town 
of Beaver. Signers: George Stetler, 
John Toly, David Getts, James S. 
Smith, Elias Specht, Fr. Bingaman, 
William Beaver, W. J. May, R. Klose, 
Jacob Gross, Henry Deatrich, Joseph 
Fess. 
April 17, 1851. 

A load of pine wood wanted im- 
mediately at this office. 

Daniel Showers applied to the 
May court for license in Centerville. 
Signers: Jacob Reichley, Wm. Bog- 
ar, George Reish, Jesse Bilger, Wm. 
Bilger, J. A. Wolfley, Geo. Henry, 
John Reish, Michael Yeisley, Chas. 
Yerger, Jas. Barbin Jr., J. Fansworth. 

H. B. Hettrich appTied to the May 
Court for license in Penn Twp. 
Signers: L. R. Hummel, Geo. Eby, 
G. Schnure, John Emmitt, C. Schroy- 
er, Casper Hein, Anthony Bastian, 
Nathan Slear, Samuel Bower, Jacob 
Hummel, John Harrison, William By- 
ers, Henry Hummel, Jacob Slear. 

Benj. F. Acaley applied to the 
May court for license in Washington 
township. Signers: Henry Motz, J. 
P. Mertz, David Roush, John Mertz, 
David J. Roush, G. Helwig, George 
Apple, Isaac Boyer, E. Bassler, Dani- 
el German, Isaac Eh Boyer, Geo. C. 
Moyer, John B. Reigel, John Turner. 

G. Gundrum applied to the May 
Court for license in the town of 
Weiserburg, lately occupied and 
kept as a public house by John Bass- 
ler. Signers: John Detrich, Benj. 
Houseworth, Henry Lloyd, Peter 
Fisher, J. D. Walters, James K. Dav- 
is, George Rishel, John Emmitt, Wm. 
Gaugler, George Eby, G. Schnure, 
James Crouse. 

George Keen applied to the May 
Court for License on the road lead- 



ing from Northumberland to Selins- 
grove and Harrisburg, at Shamokin 
Dam. Signers: George Schnure, Geo. 
Rishel, Simon Christine, Wm. Gaug- 
ler, Henry Hartman, George Fisher, 
James K. Davis, H. P. Hottenstein, 
Geo. L. Becker, Wm. Byers, Isaac 
Hottenstein, Daniel Gaugler. 
April 24, 1851. 

We have received the first num- 
ber of a new German paper, entitl- 
ed "Der Volksfound" published in 
this place by F. and E. Smith, which 
is designed as the organ of the 
"Battleaxes" or as they are now 
known by the cognomen of "Wooly 
Heads,' in contradistinction to the 
present Whig National Administra- 
tion. 

The "Democrat" in its advertising 
columns, makes a great blusterfica- 
tion about Schaffle's segars. Why, 
the fact is, they are so green that it 
won't do to name them in the same 
month with our friend Swineford's 
which possess the rare merit of ignit- 
ing when even held toward any sub- 
stance having the least resemblance 
of fire. So delicious, so fragrant, so 
enchantingly sweet. The bare 
thought of them sets our "Suction" 
organs in operation, and we go it 
hollow on the shadow. 
May 1, 1851. 

The Susquehanna Railroad — The 
bill which finally passed the Legisla- 
ture incorporating the Susquehanna 
Railroad Company, to construct a 
railroad from Harrisburg, to the 
point of intersection of the Pennsyl- 
vania Railroad and Susquehanna 
river, was that originally introduced 
by General Packer. In speaking of the 
enterprise, the Sunbury American 
says: 'The people of the Susquehan- 
na are resolved to have a railroad up 
the valley of their noble river, 
which will not only connect with 
New York and Erie Railroad at El- 
mira, but will be carried up the 
West Branch, and from thence to 
Erie. We understand that a sum 
nearly sufficient to build the road 
from Harrisburg to Sunbury, is 
ready for the work.' The bill contains 
authority for the Company to build 
on either side of the river — the 
House amendments limiting it to 
the east side being rejected by the 
Senate, and the House receding there- 
from. The final vote on it in the Sen- 
ate was 23 to 3. 

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of erection in Beavertown, the corn- 
er stone of which was laid on last 
Sabbath. 

May 8, 1851. 

A wire suspension foot bridge is 
about being erected across Penns 
Creek, two miles west of this place, 
at the factory formerly owned by 
Sheriff Thomas. The projector is Mr. 
Jacob Seebold, a young man of more 
than ordinary inventive genius. It 
will be hung sufficiently high to ad- 
mit the passage of rafts etc., at any 
stage of navigation. 

If we mistake not the Buffalo 
bridge was given out for $4,400; Mid- 
dlecreek bridge at Middleswarth's 
furnace, $1,400; and Penns Creek 
at Hartman's mill, $2,200, making an 
aggregate of $8,000, extra allow- 
ances. 
May 22, 1851. 

The Medical Card of Dr. Chessel- 
den Fisher, of Selinsgrove, appears 
on our second page. 

A bear weighing over 200 pounds 
was shot on the farm of Mr. Samuel 
Putter, in Penns township, on the 
18th inst. 

A meeting of the citizens of Union 
County, in favor of the immediate 
construction of the Susquehanna 
Railroad, will be held in the Court 
House at New Berlin, Tuesday, Mar. 
• 27th inst. Another subject of im- 
portance that will be taken up, is the 
necessity of crossing the West 
Branch above Northumberland, a 
question in which the people of Old 
Union feel a deep and momentous 
interest. 
May 29, 1851. 

The following persons were ap- 
pointed a committee to draft pre- 
amble and resolutions expressive of 
the sense of the meeting of the Rail- 
road Convention: John Seebold, 
Daniel Long, Charles Merrill, Dr. 
Houtz, Jacob Aurand, Jacob Reich- 
ley, Robt. Ranck, M. H. Taggart, 
Henry Smith, George Meixell, Mart- 
in Driesbach, Charles Cawley, Jas. 
F. Linn, George Schnure, Henry 
Yearick. 

The resolutions were as follows: 
Resolved, That let no sectional in- 
terests, nor selfish motives lead you 
from doing anything in your pow- 
er to put the road under contract 
to Williamsport. 

Resolved: That the whole route is 
feasible, and the location for a 
sound and permanent road is not sur- 
passed by any other in the state. 



Resolved, That there is every con- 
venience along this route, as well as 
the necessary articles of wood and 
stone, to construct a road as cheap 
and as economically to a Company 
as can be anticipated anywhere else. 

Resolved, That Union County, will 
bring to the road the surplus produc- 
tions of 500 square miles. 

We understand that Selinsgrove 
Battalon was rather a Spirited af- 
fair, Captain Whiskey having assum- 
ed the command, and took them thru 
"all standing." 

We learn that Beavertown was vis- 
ited by a shower of hail, last Thurs- 
day night, making considerable havoc 
among window panes, etc. 

The chivalrous young men of Cen- 
terville are about raising a new mil- 
itary company. Glad to hear, for the 
military spirit should be kept up, 
and we hope that all those of war- 
like propensities will help to swell the 
ranks. By the way, what has become 
of the New Berlin Artillerists? Has 
the spirit of '76 ceased to burn with- 
in the breasts of our young men who 
compose that company?We hope not. 
How about it Capt.? 

A son of Mr. Stauffer, of Selins- 
grove, was accidentally drowned in 
Penns Creek, at Selinsgrove, Friday 
last. 

Married — May 15th by W. G. Her- 
rold Esq., Dr. G. J. Crouse, of Se- 
linsgrove, to Miss Mary Shaffer, of 
Chapman township. On the 25th inst. 
by the same, Mr. George H. Shaffer, 
of Chapman township, to Miss Rebec- 
ca Boyer, of Washington township. 

June 5, 1851. 

By an order issued by our last 
Court, the Tavern keepers, of this 
county, are obliged to close their 
bars on Sunday to the great chagrin 
of the lovers of "blue ruin." An ac- 
tive trade in hardware is anticipated. 

We learn that the hail storm which 
recently passed over the southern 
part of this county, demolished no 
less than eleven hundred window 
panes in Beavertown. 

The large hotel of Mr. Albright 
Swineford, of Middleburg, was en- 
tirely consumed, with all its contents, 
on Saturday night, the 31st ult. It 
is not known how the fire originated ; 
it was first discovered in the kitchen. 
His loss is estimated at about $1500. 
No insurance. 

Norton Wagenseller is the Honor- 
ary Secretary for Union County for 
the Art Union, of Philadelphia. 



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June 12, 1851. 

Monday last was the proud day for 
Centerville mustering having come 
off. The "dogs of war" were let loose 
and made considerable havoc among- 
old "rot gut" and "brandy-smashers." 
The Centerville band favored the 
crowd with some of their favorite 
strains, but they appeared to have 
no "charms" to sooth the savage 
breast, for the performance closed 
with a bloody fight. 

Our jail is at present vacant, no 
one being confined within its gloomy 
walls. The morals of our people are 
undoubtedly improving. 

In consequence of the late heavy 
rains, Penns Creek is full of "Jolly 
raftsmen." 

The following is the district com- 
mittee of Centre township to pro- 
cure a general turn out for the 
Fourth of July Celebration to be held 
at New Berlin: Dr. John Bibighause, 
Albright Swineford, Frederick Bow- 
er, James Barbin, Frederick Kremer, 
Thomas Bower, Jacob Aurand, Hon. 
J. Wittenmyer, Jacob Fryer, Henry 
N. Backhouse, Edward Strayer, Da- 
vid Swengel, David Swenck, John 
Schoch. 
June 19, 1851. 

Israel Gutelius Esq., Editor of the 
"Union Demokrat" has brought a 
suit against A. J. Greer, Editor of 
the "Union Star" for slander. 

June 26, 1851. 

The Tavern keepers were notified 
not to allow any tippling at their 
houses, Sunday, and not to sell spir- 
itous liquors on the Sabbath Day, 
and that if any were found so doing, 
the Hon. Court will take the licenses 
from all such as violate the law. 

July 2, 1851. 

The house of Mr. John Shafer, of 
Middlecreek township, was entered 
on Thursday afternoon last, the 26th 
ult., and robbed of about $400 in 
money and $3500 in notes, mortgage 
etc. 
July 10, 1851. 

The following is the list of Grand 
Jurors for September Court: 
Middlecreek — Jacob Snyder. 
Centre. — Reuben Eisenhauer. 
West Beaver, — George Kailey, John 

D. Romig, Daniel Arter. 
Penns, — Geo. Hartman, Peter Fish- 
er. 
Perry, — Benjamin Arbo^ast. 
Beaver, — Jesse Hendricks. 

List of Traverse Jurors for Sep- 
tember court: 



Centre — Elias Stahlnecker, Christian 
Kerr, Israel Feich, David Weirick, 
Beaver, — Jacob Brechbill, Geo. Mil- 
ler, Jacob Greenhoe, James S. 
Smith, Solomon Engle. 
West Beaver, — Charles Krebs, Isaac 

Ulsh, Henry Benfer. 
Perry — Abner Hornberger, Samuel 

German, Jacob Minium. 
Penns, — John Staily, Charles Kreish- 
er, William Stees, Elijiah Osborn, 
Mathias App, Jr. 
Chapman, — David Fisher, David F. 

Bender, John Sechrist. 
Washington, — Henry Rein. 
Middlecreek, — John Bickel. 

List of Petit Jurors for Septem- 
ber Court : 
Chapman, — Henry Cook, Isaac 

Hoff. 
Washington, — Wm. M. Schoch. 
Penns, — J. D. Walters, Jacob Miller. 
West Beaver, — Joseph R. Stumpf, H. 

Gass Sr., John Staninger. 
Middlecreek, — Wm. Courtney, Jno. 

Kessler. 
Centre, — Henry R. Knepp. 
Perry, — Andrew Kohler Jr., D. 

Leese. 
Beaver, — Adam Specht. 
July 17, 1851. 

A desertion notice of Frederick 
Bolig, of Penns township, was pub- 
lished. 
July 31, 1851. 

"Old Ner" has been appointed 
Chairman of the new Whig State 
Committee. Who pays the expenses? 
Married, — Sunday last by Rev. A. 
- B. Casper, Mr. Simon Zechman and 
Miss Amelia Bilger, both of Middle- 
burg. July 20th by Rev. G. Erlenmy- 
er. Mr. Edw. Roush and Miss Cath- 
erine Heintzelman, both of Washing- 
ton Twp. July 24th by the same, Mr. 
Michael Mengel and Catherine Ar- 
bogast, both of Perry Twp. On the 
s-ime day by the same, Mr. Jacob 
Shelly and Miss Susannah Snyder, 
both of Chapman Twp. June 12th, by 
Rev. J. P. Shindel, Mr. Thos. S. Stro- 
hecker, of Beavertown, and Miss 
Catherine A. Bachman, of Middleburg 
On the s-ime day by the same, Mr. 
William Ritzman, of Illinois, and 
Miss Mary Muterling, of Centre twp. 
July 13th, by the same, Mr. J. B. 
Long, and Miss Sarah Bilger, both of 
Beaver Twp. June 10th, by Rev. G. 
Erlenmyer, Mr. Joseph Meiser and 
Miss Hannah Shadel, both of Perry 
Twp. June 12th, by the same, Mr. 
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Lang, both of Centre Twp. June 17th 
by the same, Mr. Adam Nerhut and 
Miss Catherine Herrold, both of 
Chapman twp. 

G. C. Quick and Co's mammoth 
Menagerie will exhibit at Selinsgrove, 
Friday, Aug 12th; Middleburg, Aug. 
13th. 
August 14, 1851. 

The STAR has made its appearance 
in an enlarged form and new dress. 
The Volkfreund has also enlarged. In 
a few weeks the Times will don a 
new head and dress, and appear on 
a larger sheet. The materials have 
been ordered. 
August 21, 1851. 

A Camp-Meeting of the Evangelic- 
al denomination, commenced on 
Monday last, about one mile above 
Adamsburg, this county. 
August 28, 1851. 

The Whig Conference of this dis- 
trict, met at Adamsburg, Friday and 
made the following nominations. 
Judge, Joseph Casey, of New Berlin; 
Senator, Eli Slifer, of Lewisburg; 
Assembly, William Sharon, of Juni- 
ata Co. 

Will Casey, Woods, Breyman & Co. 
please inform the public how they 
effected Old Ner's defeat? 
Buchanan Visits New Berlin. 

Hon. James Buchanan paid our 
borough a visit, Thursday. He looks 
hale and hearty, and was called upon 
by a large number of our citizens, 
who were anxious to see one of our 
greatest statesmen and Pennsylvan- 
ia's favorite son. 

The County Convention was held 
at the Court House, New Berlin, on 
Monday last. Col. John Emmitt was 
appointed Pres., and John Youngman 
and E. B. Barber Esq., Secretaries. 
The following delegates were ap- 
pointed; 
Beaver, — George A. Smith, J. F. 

Huffnaugle. 
West Beaver, — Charles Krebbs, J. 

H. Robenold. 
Centre, — John M. Smith' Frederick 

Kreamer. 
Centerville, — Jacob Reichly, J. Hart- 

. man. 
Chapman, — A. S. Herrold, Levi Roh- 

rer. 
Middlecreek, — G. Dauberman, S. 

Leitzel. 
Washington, — E. R. Menges, John 

Kantz. 
Penns, — Peter Fisher, John Emmitt. 
Perry, — Solomon Kemrer, G. Brug- 
ger. 



September 4, 1851. 

Lorenzo D. Baker manufactured 
chairs at Selinsgrove. 

Solomon Kemrer was administra- 
tor for the estate of Peter Kemrer, 
of Perry township, deceased. 
September 11, 1851. 

Who offered Mr. Stump, of West 
Beaver, when a delegate to the Whig 
Co. Convention in 1843, 20 dollars 
for the votes of that township, for 
Sheriff? Where's Jimmy Marshall? 
Facts are stubborn things. 
September 18, 1851. 

Railroad Meeting. Pursuant to a 
call published, the citizens of the 
county assembled in the Court Room, 
in this place, Thursday evening, 18th 
inst. On motion of A. Swineford Esq. 
Geo. F. Miller, Esq., was called to 
the chair, and John Swineford, Sec. 
The President stated the object of 
the meeting to be for the purpose 
of appointing delegates to attend 
a Railroad Convention to be held in 
the city of Philadelphia, on the 
25th. The meeting was ably address- 
ed by Col. J. Rodearmel, of Jersey 
Shore. On motion of Israel Gutelius, 
it was Resolved that one hundred 
delegates be appointed by this meet- 
ing to attend said convention. Re- 
solved that the proceedings of this 
meeting be published in all the pa- 
pers of the county. 

Married, — September 10th, by Rev. 
G. Erlenmyer, Mr. Jonas Smith and 
Miss Mary Ann Rau, ooth of Penns 
Twp. In this place on the 11th inst., 
by Rev. A. B. Casper, Mr. Benj. Mill- 
hoff, of Penn Township, and Miss 
Margaret Mertz, of this place. 
October 9, 1851. 

Independent Candidates of the 
County are: Pres. Judge, Hon. A. S. 
Wilson; Associate Judge, Hon. Ja- 
cob Wittenmyer, Col. Philip Ruhl; 
Register and Recorder, H. H. Tag- 
gart; Treasurer, Henry D. Maize; 
Comm., John Troxel; Auditors, Geo. 
Schnure, John Reber Jr. 

The New Lutherand and Reformed 
Church in Beavertown, will be con- 
secrated on the 11th and 12th of 
October. 
October 30, 1851. 

The following is the list of Grand 
Jurors for the December Court: 
Beaver — Peter Kline, Henry Mitch- 
el. 
Centre, — John Spayd, John Bower- 

sox, Israel Bachman, John Mourer. 
Chapman, — John Kerstetter, P. Buvk- 

hart. 



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Perry, — James Forrey. 
Penns, — James K. Davis. 
Washington, — Jno. Landis, H. Heim- 

bach. 

List of Traverse Jurors for De- 
cember Court. , 
Beaver,— John Hall, Daniel Smith, 

J. Shirey, John S. Smith, George 

C»WJiY*L7 * 

Centre, — Geo. J. Schoch, Geo. Moatz, 

H. N. Backhouse, David Swengel, 

Wm. Koon. 
Chapman, — Reuben Haines. 
Middlecreek, John Straub, Frederick 

Bilger. ■ 
Penns, — Jno. Kreider, Peter Kerlm. 
West Beaver, — David Fessler. 
Perry, — Henry Sweigert. 
West Beaver, — David Fessler. 

List of Petit Jurors for December 
Court: 
Beaver — Christian Gross, Jacob 

Kern. 
Centre, George W. Hoffman, Henry 

Heimbech. 
Chapman, — Simon K. Herrold. 
Middlecreek, — Henry Ritzman. 
Penns,- -Daniel Gaugler. 
Perry, — Peter Arbogast. 
Washington, — John Pearson, Philip 

Boyer, Jacob Nagle, George G. 

Glass, Geo. Hilbish, Daniel Stern- 
er. 
West Beaver, — Herman H. Margar- 

itz, Michael Eckhart, Jno. Wei- 

and Sr. 

Married,— Oct. 28th, by Rev. A. 
B. Casper, Mr. Chas. Hoffman and 
Miss Magdalen Mathias, both of Penn 
Twp. Oct. 5th, by Rev. G. Erlenmy- 
er, Mr. Wm. Weaver, of Lewisburg, 
and Miss Sarah Van Ormer, of Perry 
Twp. Oct. 9th by the same, Mr. Wm. 
Arbogast and Miss Sarah Jane Stock, 
both of Perry Twp. 
November 20, 1851. 

Married, — Oct. 16th, by Rev. G. 
Erlenmyer, Mr. Joel Row to Miss 
Mary N. Jarrett, both of Penn twp. 

Oct. 19th, by the same, Mr. Emanu- 
el Boyer, to Miss Phoebe Ann Boyer, 
both of Penn Twp. 

Oct. 26th, by the same, Mr. Jacob 
Piatt to Miss Mary Felmley, both of 
Centre Twp. 

Oct. 28th, by the same, Mr. Henry 
Bilger to Miss Catherine Hoff, both 
of Centre Twp. 

Nov. 1st, by the same, Mr. David 
Gilbert to Miss Sarah Shamory, both 
of Washington. 

Nov. 11th, by the same, Mr. An- 
drew Keinselman to Miss Mary Ner- 
hood, both of Chapman. 



On the same day, by the same, Mr. 
Wm. B. Acaley, of Mifflin County, to 
Miss Anna Lehr, of Perry township. 
November 27, 1851. 

Eight inches of snow fell in this 
place Tuesday and the jingling of 
sleigh bells are heard at every corner. 
It is, however, fast disappearing. 
Amos trot out the old bob tail and 
let's enjoy a bit of fun. 
December 18, 1851. 

On the 11th., by Rev. A. B. Cas- 
per, Mr. Henry Neiman was married 
to Miss Magdalen Stock, both of Mid- 
dlecreek. 
January 1, 1852. 

In consequence of the indisposition 
of his nephew, at Selinsgrove, Mr. 
Fisher will necessarily be compelled 
to postpone his examination which 
was to have commenced this evening, 
till Thursday and Friday evenings of 
next week. Although we have not 
been authorized to make an appoint- 
ment, yet we presume the time will 
be satisfactory to Mr. Fisher. 

On the 28th ult., by Rev. A. B 
Casper, Mr. Natha-iiel Fetter, of 
Union, was married to Miss Susannah 
Wittenmyer of Penns. 
January 8, 1852. 

Citizens of New Berlin. In appeal- 
ing to the citizens of New Berlin, 
do not for their benefit, so much as 
I do for our own, the distance we 
live from the Wast Branch of the 
Susquehanna, our place of dealing 
with our grain, suggests to my mind 
a shortening of the distance of seven 
miles, by making New Berlin the re 
ceptical of our exchanges. I would 
ask, without further delay, to have 
the citizens of your place, call a 
meeting to take into consideration 
the importance of asking a charter 
from the Legislature for a Railroad 
from the West Branch to New Berlin, 
Nature has favored this location for 
a railroad in every point of view, to 
make it as cheap as any other seven 
miles can be made in Pennsylvania. 
Citizens take the matter into con- 
sideration, consult together. Make 
this road which can De done within 
the limits of $50,000. We will brine- 
$20,000 from the south side of Jacks' 
Mountain. When this road is made, 
it will not only have Musser' Valley, 
but also Middlecreek, as far down as 
Middlebure. the two Beavers, and a 
part of Mifflin and Centre counties, 
with a portion of West Buffalo, Lime- 
stone and Hartley, independent of 
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will connect with the Sunbury and 
Erie Railroads. I will urge a meet- 
ing to be called at an early day, and 
all west of Middleburg from Shade 
to Jack's mountains will act in con- 
cert together with the other places 
mentioned. West Beaver. 

Married — On the 1st inst,. by 
Buskirk, of this place, to Miss Louise 
Rev. S. L. M. Conser, Mr. F. Van 
Buskirk. of this place, to Miss Louise 
Hall, of Selinsgrove. On the 1st inst. 
by Rev. A. B. Casper, Mr. Joseph 
Dietrich, of Washington Twp.,, to 
Miss Sara Ann Benner, of East Buf- 
falo, Union Co. 

January 15, 1852. 

A railroad meeting will be held in 
Grand Jury Room, Friday evening, 
the 16th inst. A general attendance 
is requested. 
January 29, 1852. 

December 23rd by Rev. G. W. 
Hackman, Mr. Moses Krebbs was 
married to Miss Sarah Benfer, both 
of West Beaver. 

List of Grand Jurors for February 
Court: 
Perry, — John G. Graybill, George 

Rain. 
Centre, — Henry Heimbach. 
Washington, — Francis A. Boyer, 

Dan Glahs, John Gundrum. 
Penns, — Peter Kerlin, Peter Fisher. 
Chapman, — John Sechrist, Samuel 

Sholl, John Rein. 
Middlecreek. — Joel Bilger. 

List of Traverse Jurors for Feb. 
Court: 

Middlecreek. Samuel Hendricks. 
West Beaver. — A. K. Middleswarth, 

Michael Eckhart. 
Penns, — Benjamin Hummel, George 

Gundrum, H. W. Snyder, Daniel 

Ott, J. G. L. Shindel. 
Centre, — Conrad Wolfley, John Swen- 

gel, Israel Knettle, Daniel J. 

Bogar, Geo. J. Schoch, David 

Sihwenck. 
Chapman, — C. 

Strauser. 
Beaver, — Joel Klingler 

List of Petit Jurors for February 
Court : 
Centre, — Christian Beached, Jacob 

Long, A. Swinefqrd, Berner Thom- 
as. 
West Beaver, — Jos. Montbeck, Dani- 
el Alter. 
Beaver. Joel Klingler. 
Peter Smith, Samuel 

Specht, Jno. Hall. 
Chapman, — William G. Herrold. 
Penns. Franklin Stuck, John Ritter. 



Winkleman, Simon 



Romig, M. 



February 5, 1852. 

A railroad meeting was held in 
the court house at New Berlin, Janu- 
ary 24, 1852, and elected the follow- 
ing officers: Pres. John Seebold. Vice 
Presidents, James Harrison, Peter 
Neiman, Joseph Winters, Henry 
Mowrer, John Hazelet, Michael Ben- 
fer, Henry Dinius; Secretary, Geo. 
Merrill, Christian Moeser, and the 
corps of printers in attendance. 

Married. — On the 1st of January, 
by Rev. G. Erlenmyer, Mr. Joseph 
B. Burkhart, of Northumberland, to 
Miss Margaret Law, of Selinsgrove. 
On Jan. 22nd., by the same, Mr. Jno. 
Schnee to Miss Abigal Fried, both of 
Perry township. 

February 12, 1852. 

Democratic County Convention 
was held at New Berlin and elected 
the following delegates: 
Penns, — Geo. Gundrum, Benjamin 

Hausworth. 
Chapman, — Philip Hilbish, John Her- 
rold. 
Washington, — Jacob Kantz, Jacob 

Young. 
Centerville, — Jacob Hartman, J. 

Reichly. 
Middlecreek, — John Klingler, Samu- 
el Leitzel. 
Perry, — Thos. M. Light, Franklin 

Fryer. 
Beaver, — Henry Deatrich, Reuben 

Keller. 
Centre, — H. A. Smith, Thos. Bower. 
West Beaver, — M. Krebs, J. H. Rob- 
enold. 

Married. Thurs. 12., Rev. Wynkoop 
Mr. Thomas Gutelius, of Mifflinburg, 
to Miss Sarah Albert, of Selinsgrove. 
J. G. L. Shindel took the follow- 
ing statistics from a record of Dr. 
Isaac Hottenstein, at Shamokin Dam. 
The observations were made at sun- 
rise; at no time did the thermometer 
stand below zero at sunset, except on 
the 20th of January 1852. 
Year Month Date Below 

1830 Feb. 6 3M> 

1830 Feb. 7 4 

1835 Jan. 4 14 

1835 Jan. 5 21 

1835 Jan. 6 4 

1835 Jan. 7 5 

1835 Jan. 8 11 

1835 Jan. 9 16 

1835 Jan. 10 12 

1835 Jan. 11 5 

1835 Jan. 12 6 

1835 Feb. 8 1 

1835 Feb. 9 4 

1835 Feb. 10 5 



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Year 



Month 



Date Below 



1835 


Dec. 


1836 


Jan. 


1836 


Jan. 


1836 


Jan. 


1836 


Jan. 


1836 


Feb. 


1836 


Feb. 


1836 


Feb. 


1836 


Feb. 


1836 


Feb. 


1836 


Feb. 


1836 


Dec. 


1837 


Jan. 


1837 


Jan. 


1837 


Jan. 


1837 


Feb. 


1837 


Feb. 


1839 


Jan. 


1839 


Jan. 


1839 


Mar. 


1840 


Dec. 


1841 


Jan. 


1841 


Jan. 


1841 


Jan. 


1841 


Jan. 


1841 


Feb. 


1841 


Feb. 


1841 


Feb. 


1841 


Feb. 


1841 


Dec. 


1843 


Jan. 


1843 


Jan. 


1843 


Jan. 


1843 


Jan. 


1843 


Jan. 


1843 


Dec. 


1843 


Dec. 


1844 


Jan. 


1844 


Jan. 


1844 


Jan. 


1844 


Jan. 


1844 


Feb. 


1844 


Feb. 


1845 


Dec. 


1845 


Dec. 


1845 


Dec. 


1845 


Dec. 


1846 


Jan. 


1846 


Jan. 


1846 


Jan. 


1846 


Feb. 


1846 


Feb. 


1846 


Feb. 


1846 


Mar. 


1847 


Feb. 


1849 


Jan. 


1849 


Jan. 


1849 


Jan. 


1849 


Jan. 


1849 


Feb. 


1849 


Feb. 


1849 


Dec. 


1851 


Dec. 



17 
24 
27 
28 
29 

2 

3 

4 

6 
18 
19 
28 

2 
15 
29 
11 
14 

1 
24 

4 
28 

3 

4 

5 
19 

8 
11 
12 
14 
22 

4 
16 
17 
18 
25 
13 
14 
26 
27 
28 
29 

4 
18 

7 
13 
20 
27 
20 
23 
24 
19 
23 
27 

3 
24 

3 
11 
12 
16 
17 
19 
26 
17 



2 

10 

6 

20 

14 

5 

14 

10 

22 

14 

4 



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2 

4 

2 

6 

10 

11 

5 



4 

30 

16 

4 

% 

12 

14 
1 
4 
2 
2 
8 
6 

3 
4 
1 


2 
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1 
1 

10 
6 
9 
3 
4 

10 

10 
1 

4 

y 2 

4 
12 
7 
10 
3 
1 
5 
2 



1851 
1852 
1852 
1852 
1852 



Dec. 
Jan. 
Jan. 
Jan. 
Jan. 



27 
8 
20 
22 
24 



11 

5 

IS 

8 

8 



February 19, 1852. 

Winfield and Turtleville Post of- 
fices in this' county, have been dis- 
continued. 

Joseph Stumpff has been appoint- 
ed postmaster at Middlecreek, vice 
J. P. Ulsh, resigned. 

The Sunbury and Erie Railroad 
bill passed final reading in the 
House of Representatives, Thursday 
the 10th inst, after voting down Gen. 
Packer's Senate Amendment, requir- 
ing a vote of the people to authorize 
Corporations to subscribe to the 
Stock of the Company. 

Mr. Henry W. Bonsall, of Selins- 
grove, on motion of Mr. Slenker, ad- 
mitted to practice law in the several 
courts of this county. 
February 26, 1852. 

Several young ladies of New Ber- 
lin, between the ages of 17 and 20 
desirous of changing their names 
published an advertisement for hus- 
bands, with the following qualifica- 
tions: An unblemished moral charac- 
ter, a liberal education and refined 
manners; amiable disposition; not to 
exceed 30 years of age; strict tem- 
perate habits, neat, yet unostentati- 
ous in dress, and a subscriber and 
constant reader of the "Times." Oc- 
cupation not material. Would prefer 
one of moderate circumstances of 
about the same means as ourselves. 
March 4, 1852. 

Telegraph to New Berlin, — There 
is now a project on foot to raise funds 
to continue the magnetic Telegraph 
from Lewisburg to New Berlin. The 
cost would be about $1800. It is pro- 
posed that the citizens of each Bor- 
ough subscribe for that purpose the 
sum of $900. We understand that 
much of the stock has already been 
taken in shares of $25 each. Con- 
sequently we have reasonable grounds 
to hope, that ere another summer's 
close, we shall be brought within 
speaking distance with every section 
of our vfidely extended country, by 
the aid of that mysterious agent, el- 
ectricity. Should our fond anticipa- 
tions be realized, we have no doubt 
but that the good citizens of Selins- 
grove will then take the necessary 
steps to continue the line on to their 
place, whence it will ultimately reach 
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63 



that the stock thus invested would 
yield a good dividend to its holders, 
while the advantages to the commun- 
ities at large would also be very great. 
They must and they will have the 
Telegraph. 

Attention is requested to the call 
of the Railroad Convention at Bal- 
timore advertised in this paper. The 
subject is of general importance to 
all of the Susquehanna Valley. It will 
be observed that a meeting to appoint 
delegates from this place is also call- 
ed. We truft the movement will be 
followed with spirit in all the coun- 
ties interested, and that the active 
efforts of our Baltimore neighbors to 
extend a railroad from Harrisburg 
to Williamsport will be vigoriously 
seconded. 
March 11 1852. 

The New Berlin and Susquehanna 
Railroad bill passed both branches of 
the Legislature. Go to work now 
friends and put it through. 

The degree of Dr. of medicine was 
conferred upon our young and tal- 
ented friend, Dr. Peter Shindel 
Leisenring, of Selinsgrove, at the an- 
nual commencement of the Pennsyl- 
vania Medical College. 

A very large meeting of the friends 
of the Susquehanna Railroad was 
held in the Grand Jury room at New 
Berlin, last Thursday evening. Af- 
ter appointing a large number of dele- 
gates, the meeting recommended a 
subscription of two hundred thous- 
and dollars by the commissioners of 
the county, provided the said road be 
located on the west side of the west 
branch. 

Married, — On the 3rd inst., by Rev. 
Jesse Winecoff, Mr. Chas. S. Davis to 
Miss Emma J. Smith, of Selinsgrove. 
Thursday evening, the 4th inst. by 
Rev. A. B. Casper, Dr. Henry C. 
Houtz, of Mt. Pleasant Mills, to Miss 
Harriet Boop, of this place. On the 
19th ult., by Rev. G. Erlenmyer, Mr. 
Daniel Moyer, of Penns, to Miss Ma- 
ria Renninger, of Centre. 

March 18, 1852. 

At Baum's hotel, this place, on the 
11th inst., by Rev. Casper, Mr. Reu- 
ben Dreese was married to Miss Ma- 
tilda Saltzman, both of Adamsburg. 
March 25, 1852. 

We are plea.sed to learn that Misses 
L. and E. Snyder, formerly of Se- 
linsgrove, have opened a school for 
young ladies in Williamsport. 

Results of the Spring election in 
Penns township: Judge, Samuel Wer- 



lin; Inspectors, Richard Lloyd, Geo. 
Hill; Assessor; Samuel Ritter; Asst. 
Assessors, Henry C. Eyer, J. Hehn ; 
Constable, Christian Schroyer; Su- 
pervisors, Jacob Erdley, Jonathan 
Kreichbaum; Overseers, Geo. Row, 
S. Boyer; School Directors, Geo. Hill, 
John Harrison, Wm. Laudenslager ; 
Auditor, James K. Davis. 

Centre township — Judge, Edward 
Strayer; Inspector, John Spaid and 
Wm. L. Hassinger; Justice of the 
Peace, David Weirick, John Bilger; 
Assessor, David Swengel; Asst. As- 
sessors, Daniel Showers and Elias 
Stahlnecker; Supervisors, Jacob 
Steininger and Solomon Bowersox; 
Overseers, Peter Decker, and Jos 
Bowersox; Constable, Israel Bach- 
man; School Directors, Christ Beach- 
el and John Yerger; Auditor, Henry 
A. Smith; Town Clerk, Isaac Stahl- 
necker. 
April 8, 1852. 

List of Grand Jurors for May 

court: 

Centre — Daniel Showers. 

Beaver, — John Troxel. 

Washington, — David M. Botdorf, 
Frederick Richter. 

Penns — Jacob Smith, Charles Winter. 

Middlecreek — Abraham Hendricks. 

Perry, — Jacob Schnee, Samuel Ger- 
man. 
List of Traverse Jurors for May 

Court. 

Centre, — David Swengel, Sol Bow- 
ersox, Jacob Smith, Henry Grubb, 
Jonathan Bilger. 

Chapman, — Ira Sayers. 

Middlecreek, — Frederick P. Baus, 
John Erdly. 

Perns, — Geo. L. Baker, Saml. Wear- 
heim. 

Beaver, — Jacob Fees, Adam Specht. 
Jacob Beaver. 

Perry — Philip Arbogast, Abner Horn- 
berger. 
List of Petit Jurors for May 

Court : 

Beaver — Conrad Rearick, H. Swartz, 
Peter Klein. 

Centre, — George Stahlnecker, Abra- 
ham Eisenhower. 

Washington, — Jacob Reichenbach, H. 
Heimbach. 

West Beaver, — Isaac Fees, J. Deim- 
er. 

Penns, — Joseph Scharf, Wm. Colsher, 
Frederick Gundrum, Jacob Gun- 
drum, Jacob Riblet, Noah Walter, 
Ben Pawling. 

Perry, — Jacob Martin. 



£4 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS, No. 2. 



April 15, 1852. 

George Keen applied to the May 
Court for license in Penns Twp. 
Signers: Daniel Gaugler, George Fish- 
er, Jacob Millhoff, Benj. Long, Fran- 
cis M. Rishel Wiloby Trexler, Ja- 
cob Slear, John Gross, Henry Aurand, 
Isaac Hottenstein, David Wendt, 
Henry Hartman. 

Solomon Heberling applied to the 
May Court for license. Signers: Abel 
J. Jones, G. W. Hickson, James Tay- 
lor, John Hilderbrand, John Beck, B. 
M. Reish, Samuel Spotts, Daniel 
Stout, Peter Pontius, Jacob Stahl, 
Henry Fees. 

Wm. Eilbert applied for license to 
the May Court to keep a tavern in 
Hartley township. Signers: Henry 
Klapp, Michael Peters, J. H. Eilert, 
Wm. J. Yearick, Samuel S. Smith, Da- 
vid Kline, Joseph Charles, John Wilt, 
Samuel Yearick Jr., Shem Spigelmy- 
er, David Klingman, Levi Kline. 

Jacob Slear applied to the May 
Court for license in Penn township, 
about three miles north of Selins- 
grove. Signers: Samuel Bower, John 
Hummel, David Hoffman, Henry 
Hummel, Wm. Reichley Jr., H. B. 
Hettrick, Jacob Hettrick, Capt. J. 
Hummel, John Gross, Henry Hart- 
man, George Keen, Samuel Hartman. 

Michael Fisher applied to the May 
Court for License in Penn Township 
at the Ferry of Christian Fisher de- 
ceased. Signers: Wm. J. Myers, Jona- 
than Fisher, Michael C. Moyer, Edw. 
Gemberling, Francis Gellsman, Isaac 
Couldron, John Gemberling, Geo. L. 
Becker, George Rishel, James K. Da- 
vis, Jacob Riblet, W. F. Wagenseller, 
Wm. Byers. 

William Byers applied to the May 



Court for license in the town of Se- 
linsgrove, Penn Township. Signers: 
Geo. L. Becker, Isaac Coldron, E. Os- 
born, J. D. Walters, James K. Davis, 
Henry C. Eyer, J. P. Kantz, George 
Eby, Uriah Reed, G. Gundrum, John 
Couldron, Peter Miller. 

Daniel Showers applied to the May 
Court for license in the town of Cen- 
terville. Signers: Jacob Reichly, J. A. 
Wolfly, J. Farnsworth, George Samp- 
sel, Leon Wittenmyer, Jeremiah, 
Kleckner, Jonathan Spangler, George 
Henry, John Klein, Israel Knettle, 
Israel Hoffman, Jesse Bilger. 

G. A. Smith applied to the May 
Court for license in the town of Bea- 
vertown. Signers: James S. Smith, 
John Wetzel, William Kline, Joseph 
Fees, John Dorn, Frederick Bingaman 
Simon Aigler, William Beaver, David 
Geitz, Wm. C. Engle, Isaac Wireman, 
George Stetler, Jacob Freed. 

Elizabeth Smith applied to the 
May Court for license in the town of 
Middleburg. Signers: John M. Smith, 
James Barbin, John Barbin, David 
Swengel, J. H. Hassenblug, Samuel 
Wittenmyer, Peter Frain, John Bibi- 
ghouse, David Swenck, George Boy- 
er, George Moatz, Albright Swine- 
ford, F. C. Kremer, George Gaugler. 

Margaret Davis applied for license 
to the May Court to keep a tavern 
in the town of Selinsgrove. Signers: 
George Eby, Peter Fisher, Joseph 
Scharf, J. W. Gaugler, Simon Chris- 
tine, H. W. Bonsall, Casper Hane, 
Henry Lloyd, Henry C. Eyer, John 
Emmitt, A. C. Simpson, Wm. Gaugler. 
April 22, 1852. 

Mary Smith and Charles S. Davis 
were the executors of the est. of J. 
W. Smith, late of Penns Township, 
deceased. 



SNYDER COUNTY MARRIAGE BOOK AND INSCRIPTION BOOK. 



Snyder County Marriages, 266 pp $3.00 

Tombstone Inscriptions of Snyder County, 279 pp $3.00 

A Copy of Each Book Order at the Same Time Will be Sent 

Postpaid for, $5.00 

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Publisher and Author, 

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No. 3. 



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CONTENTS : 

Early Snyder County History : 

Items Taken From the Union Times of New Berlin, April 22, 
1852 to February 16, 1854, with the causes that led to the Division 
of Union County, and the formation of Snyder County, Pages 66 
to 89. 

Items Taken From the Union Star of New Berlin, From Feb- 
ruary 22, 1840 to Octobebr 9, 1840, when New Berlin was the 
County Seat of Union County, comprising what is Now Both Union 
and Snyder Counties, Pages 89 to 96. 



PUBLISHED BY 

The Middleburgh Post 

MIDDLEBURGH, PA. 
Copyrighted 1916. 



66 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS, No. 3. 



April 29, 1852. 

The article in another column, en- 
titled Gov. Bigler'c veto — The bank 
of Northumberland,' we publish for 
the purpose of illiciting an explana- 
tion. As a conductor of an independ- 
ent paper, all questions of a public 
character shall receive at our hands 
that consideration which their im- 
portance demands. 

Bank Veto. The Tribune of the peo- 
ple has sternly done his duty, in for- 
bidding the Patrician creations of the 
legislature, designed for the advant- 
age of the few at the expense of the 
many. The Veto Message is contain- 
ed in this paper. We send it forth to 
our readers with unusual satisfaction, 
it will be a monument of Gov. Bilger's 
honor and fidelity as lasting as 
that drawn up to Simon Snyder, on 
a similar occasion in 1814, which has 
rendered his name dear to the peo- 
ple and conspicious in history, whilst 
the members who combined and car- 
ried the bills by two-thirds, were 
execrated and are now forgotten. The 
Governor gives, in the message, good 
and sufficient reasons for the faith 
that is in him — he treats the doc- 
trine of the democracy, in opposition 
to the paper system, as though he 
believed the party sincere in its pro- 
fessed regard for its creed on this 
subject. In this he has set a praise — 
worthy example to those members of 
the legislature who before the elec- 
tions, profess special devotion to this 
canon of the party, and in their legis- 
lative votes and actions, treat it as 
though it had been stricken out and 
the latitudinous whig canon on this 
subject inserted in its place. Now we 
shall see which the democracy will 
stand for — the true or the false, the 
faithful or the unfaithful. We doubt 
them not. 'Trust the people and be 
true to them, and they will never 
forsake you,' was the once celebrated 
saying of a venerable member of the 
legislature in times gone by. 

May 6, 1852. 

Would it not be well for Commis- 
sioners Wilt and Herrold to furnish 
ex-high constable Woods, at the coun- 
ty's expense, with a dwelling house, 
lot, cow, pig etc., as well as with a 
law office and a stove? 

Our County mortgaged to the tune 
of $200,000. Last week Commis- 
sioners Heimbach and Wilt, in their 
official capacity, signed a bond pledg- 
ing the county to subscribe $200,000 



worth of stock, to the Susquehanna 
Railroad. And they have done this, 
too, notwithstanding our County's 
Treasury's bankrupt and the people 
are already overburdened with tax- 
ation. 

The last "Star" informs us that it 
is the intention of the anticompromise 
Whigs to pass at their next County 
Convention, a resolution expelling I. 
Gutelius, Esq., and the other Admin- 
istration Whigs from the party. Hence 
we infer, that to be a warm admirer 
of Hon. Henry Clay, a fast friend of 
Senator Cooper, a firm supporter of 
President Fillmore's Administration, 
and an unflinching advocate of the 
Compromise Measures is regarded as 
an unpardonable political sin by the 
Abolition wing of the Whig party. 

The Borough of Lewisburg has 
subscribed $50,000 to the Susquehan- 
na Railroad, and individual* about 
ten thousand. Do our neighbors in- 
tend to redeem their bonds in bor- 
ough shin-plasters? 

A correspondent of the Ledger 
says that a Corps of Engineers are 
now re-locating that portion of the 
Catawissa, Williamsport and Erie 
Railroad, between Catawissa and 
Williamsport. 

May 13, 1852. 

One of the sleek, oily, well fed of- 
fice holders here in New Berlin has 
recently been trying to intimidate us 
with threats. But we can tell him and 
his masters, the New-Comers, that we 
shall, as we have heretofore done, 
ever continue to walk boldly and in- 
dependently along the path of recti- 
tude. We profess to be a faithful and 
fearless sentinel upon the watch tow- 
er of Democracy. Hence we cannot 
be deterred from exposing the iniquit- 
ous extravagance of the Ticketite of- 
fice holders. If the commissioners pitch 
quoits at the public expense; if they 
lease (to Woods or any one else) the 
public grounds or offices rent free; if 
they give out the county printing, at 
triple prices to political favorites; if 
they mortgage the county to the 
sum of $200,000 etc., why surely, 
they must expect to abide with the 
consequences. If the rights of the 
tax payers have been trampled upon 
if their interests have been neglect- 
ed, then let the guilty look out for 
a just retribution. As an independent 
editor the people shall never have it 
to say to us 'He knew his duty, but 
he did it not.' 



FROM NEW BERLIN UNION TIMES 



67 



May 20, 1852. 

We are pleased to state, that the 
Governor has conferred the high hon- 
or of Aide, with the rank of Lieut. 
Colonel, upon Reuben Keller, Esq., of 
Adamsburg. 

Our county is deeply in debt, the 
treasury is bankrupt. Our tax pay- 
ers' property is mortgaged to the 
tune of $200,000. The Commission- 
ers have, already borrowed several 
hundred dollars, to ss-tisfy claims ar- 
ising from gross extravagance. The 
interest must be paid by the people, 
through additional taxation; for Her- 
rold and Wilt seem determined that 
no money shall come into the treas- 
ury, by way of rent for the public 
property. Last summer, Wilt present- 
ed the grass to Register Breyman. He 
has also refused to join with Mr. 
Heimbach in notifying Mr. Woods 
to leave his law office or pay a fair 
rent for it. Had Mr. Wilt taken the 
$45 rent, tendered him by Messrs. 
Heiser and Fisher, it would have paid 
one year's interest on $750. of the 
County's debt. The grass given to 
Breyman would have paid for $200. 
Had proper prudence and economy 
been exercised, the county would not 
have been in debt at all. Here, then 
behold some of the fruits of the 
Ticketite System. 

The Railroad meeting terminated 
very unfavorablely to the friends 
of that measure. The turn out was 
exceedingly small, except from the 
Borough of Lewisburg, which sent 
all her available force to sustain the 
subscription of $200,000 by the Com- 
missioners. The meeting was organiz- 
ed by the appointment of Wm. Fos- 
ter, Esq., as President, assisted by 
a large number of Vice Presidents 
! and Secretaries. Gen. W. F. Packer 
then addressed the meeting at con- 
siderable length in favor of the road 
after which John Swineford Esq., 
offered the following resolutions: 

Resolved, that we the citizens of 
Union County, feel a deep anxiety 
to see the Susquehanna and Sunbury 
Railroad commenced and completed; 
but we do most solemnly protest 
against the action taken by the Coun- 
ty Commissioners, in subscribing 
stock to the amount of $200,000, by 
giving bonds and mortgaging the 
property of the citizens of the coun- 
ty to so large an amount, and sub- 
jecting the people to the payment of 
an annual tax of $12,000 without 
consulting and obtaining the opinion 



of the citizens of the county." The 
question was then discussed by Mes- 
srs Woods, Casey, Shriner, Swine- 
lord, Miller, etc., when a motion was 
made by Mr. Miller to lay the resolu- 
tion on the table. The motion was put 
amidst the greatest excitement, and 
declared carried, yet so close was the 
vote, that in our opinion it was dif- 
ficult to decide the matter rightly. 
The opponents of the measure called 
for a division, which was objected to 
by its friends, and the meeting ad- 
journed in great confusion and dis- 
order. 

George Mathias was the adminis- 
trator for the estate of John Hart, 
late of Penn Township, deceased. 

The Corporators of the Union 
County Mutual Fire Insurance Co., 
met and elected the following of- 
ficers: Directors: Gideon Biehl, J. 
P. Ross, H. P. Sheller, Ner Middles- 
warth, Wm. Jones, Isaac Eyer, Jno. 
Gundy, Frederick C. Moyer, John 
Wilt, Jas. Marshal, Thomas Klingan, 
Henry Gast, John A. Mertz. Pres., 
John Gundy; Vice Pres., John Wilt; 
Ses., John A. Mertz; Treas., H. P. 
Sheller, Gen. Agent, Wm. Jones. 
May 27, 1852. 

We have been informed that an 
attempt will be made to gull the peo- 
ple of Union, Limestone, Centre and 
the Beavers, into the belief that the 
Central Railroad have in contempla- 
tion the construction of a railroad 
from Lewistcwn via of the Beaver 
to this place and Dry Valley, to in- 
tersect the Susquehanna Railroad at 
Cawley's, This is all moonshine, got 
up to hood wink the tax payers into 
the support of the $200,000 sub- 
scription. That Company has its hands 
full to complete its own road, let a- 
lone the making of other roads. Tax- 
payers be on your guard against the 
humbuggery and the speculators. 

A Plain Statement of Facts — As 
the $200,000 subscription seems to be 
the all — engrossed topic of conver- 
sation, we will state the question in 
its true light. The Commissioners 
have subscribed the above amount of 
stock, payable in fifteen years, pro- 
vided the said road shall cross over 
to the Union county side between 
Sunbury and Cawley's farm; the 
Company to guarantee the payment 
of the interest until the road is com- 
pleted, after which the county must 
look to the revenue of the road for 
the annual payment of the interest. 



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Should the road pay but 3 per cent, 
the county will be obliged to make 
up the balance by increased taxes. 
The Company may possibly realize 
$150,000 from the bonds — no more; 
for they will not command more 
than $175,000 in the market; specu- 
lators will not pay full value for 
them; and it will take at least two 
years until the work is completed, 
during which time the interest will 
have to be paid out of the Capital 
funds of the Company, which will 
leave a balance of but $150,000 out 
of the $200,000. Here $50,000 is 
virtually lost, whilst the original a- 
mount of our indebtedness remains 
the same. For the 15 years for which 
our bonds are drawn, we pay $3,000 
annually on the $50,000 making $45,- 
000, nearly the one-fourth of the or- 
iginal subscription. 

Railroad Subscription, — The Bor- 
ough council of Sunbury, Pa., has 
authorized a subscription of $25,000 
to the Susquehanna Railroad and 
$25,000 to the Sunbury and Erie 
Railroad — the latter, provided the 
work is commenced within one year. 
The subscription to the Susquehan- 
na Railroad was entered by the Chief 
Burgess, on the books of the Com- 
pany, Wednesday last. 

June 3, 1852. 

Henry C. Eyer was the Adminis- 
trator for the Est. of John Snyder, 
late of Chapman township, deed. 

June 10, 1852. 

Democratic Nominations: Presi- 
dent, Gen. Franklin Peirce; Vice 
Pres., William R. King; Canal 'Com- 
missioner, Co. Wm. Searight. 

George Mathias was administrator 
for the estate of John Hart, late of 
Penn Township. 

June 17, 1852. 

The proceedings cf the meeting of 
the stock holders of the Susquehan- 
na Railroad, held at Harrisburg on the 
10th inst., will be found in another 
column. By their perusal, it win be 
seen that Old Union stands solitary 
and alone in her glory in regard to 
county subscriptions. Although Nor- 
thumberland and Dauphin feel equal- 
ly interested, and will derive indefi- 
nitely more advantage from its con- 
struction, than our own county, yet 
ney have not shown liberality enough 
to subscribe one cent to the road — 
and \he probability is, they will not 
do it. 



June 24, 1852. 

On the 21st inst., by the Rev. A. 
B. Casper, Mr. William Bogar, of 
Centerville, to Miss Sarah Bibig- 
haus, of Middleburg. 

July 1, 1852. 

The following persons have been 
named by the 'Star' and 'Volks- 
freund' for the respective offices this 
fall, subject to the decision of Woods, 
Greer and Co's nominating conven- 
tion, viz: Congress, Ner Middles- 
warth; Sheriff, Jacob Martin; John 
Kessler and Jacob Aurand; Commis- 
sioner, Adam Sheckler. 

The 'Union Demokrat' contains the 
names of Michael Kleckner, Henry S, 
Boyer and Henry Smith as suitable 
persons for sheriff. 

On the 29th ult., by Rev. Casper, 
Mr. Frederick Feterolf was married 
to Miss Susan Kastetter, both of 
Musser's Valley. 
July 15, 1852. 

The following gentlemen are ap- 
pointed committees to canvass their 
respective districts to procure a gen- 
eral turn out at the General Indigna- 
tion Railroad meeting on the 31st 
Inst: Washington Twp., George Moy- 
er, Elias R. Menges, John Hummel, 
John Kantz, Daniel German, John 
Moatz, Francis A. Boyer, Isaac D. 
Boyer, William Schoch, George Ap- 
ple; Penns Twp., George Schnure 
J. G. L. Shindel, Daniel Ott, 
Geo. Baker, H. J. App, George Eby, 
W. F. Wagenseller, Michael Fisher, 
Simor Kantz, Leonard App, A. S. 
Cumn'ings, Peter Curlin, Jesse Yoc- 
um, George Slear, Chesselden Fish- 
er, Geo. Adams, Benj. Schoch, John 
App. Isaac Couldron, Henry S. Boy- 
er, John Emmitt, John Dietrich Jr. 
John Mathias, G. Leisenring, Daniel 
Hummel, Emanuel Aucker, A. C. 
Simpson, George Keen, Isaac Hot- 
tenstein, Henry C. Eyer. 

The Skies Brightening, We have 
been authorized to state, that Mr. 
Heimbach has declared that he sign 
ed the agreement, pledging Union 
County to the Susquehanna Railroad 
in the sum of $200,000 under a false 
representation of facts, and that 
should the tax payers, in Mass Meet- 
ing assembled, on the 31st inst., pro- 
nounce against the subscription, he 
will never sign the bonds. Now fel- 
low citizens, is the time for • action. 
The trifling expense incurred in at- 
tending the meeting, will amply re- 
numerate you for the enormous tax- 
ation you will otherwise annually be 



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compelled to pay, should this sub- 
scription be 'sealed and delivered' and 
the mortages entered upon your prop- 
erty. But should this calamity befall 
you, through your own careless in- 
difference, we hope that hereafter you 
will forever hold your peace, and sub- 
mit to whatever exaction may be re- 
quired of you without a murmur. 
The matter now rests wholly with 
yourself. Your county taxes are up- 
wards of $18,000 add the $12,000 
which will accrue from this subscrip- 
tion, and they will be increased two 
thirds. Out of every twelve dollars 
County taxes you now pay, you will 
be obliged to make up eight dollars 
to pay this subscription tax. 

In Philadelphia at the Merchant 
House, July 6th, by the Rev. E. W. 
Hulter, D. S. Boyer Esq., of Free- 
burg, was married to Miss Leah Jane 
Snyder, of Berrysburg, Dauphin 
County. 

John Swineford was appointed Au- 
ditor by the Orphans' Court to audit 
and review the accounts of George 
Keen, administrator of the estate of 
Joseph Eshelman, late of Penn town- 
ship, deceased. 

List of Grand Jurors for the Sep- 
tember Court: 
Beaver, Jacob Gross. 
Penns, George Adams, Geo. D. Mil- 
ler,Elijah Couldron, Michael Fisher, 
Charles Hoff. 
Chapman, Abraham Look. 
Perry, John Krebs. 
Washington, I. D. Boyers. William 

Teats. 
West Beaver, Henry Rauch. 
Middlecreek, Henry Yerger. 

List of Traverse Jurors for Sep- 
tember Court: 

Washington, John Haines, Peter P. 
Mertz, Daniel German, Jacob J. 
Mohr, Josiah Hoff. 
Centre, John Wayne, David Weirick, 
Charles G. Vernon, Joseph Paint- 
er. 
West Beaver, John Margaritz, John 

Bickel, Andrew Ulsh. 
Penns, Hiram App, William Wagner, 

Jacob Ott, Henry Keiser. 
Beaver, Solomon Engel, Jos. Long, 

Samuel Moyer. 
Chapman, Daniel Witmer, J. Herrold. 
Perry, John Troup, Abr. Haldeman. 
List of Petit Jurors for Septem- 
ber Court: 

Centre, John A. Schoch. 
Penns, Henry C. Eyer, B. Schoch. 
Isaac Woodling, Samuel Pawling, 



Geo. Schnure, Wm. Byers, Benj. 

Smith. 
Beaver, John D. Smith, Geo. Swartz, 

Jacob Greenhoe. 
Middlecreek, Samuel Yoder, J. 

Kessler. 
Perry, Frederick Rathfon. 
Washington, Daniel Hilbish, John S. 

Hackenburg, F. C. Moyer. 
Chapman, Peter Hains, Levi Rear- 

ick, Daniel Rohrer, Philip Hilbish. 

John Swineford was appointed Au- 
ditor by the Orphan's Court to au- 
dit the accounts of Philip Swartz, ad- 
ministrator for the estate of John 
Swartz, late of Perry township, de- 
ceased. 
July 22, 1852. 

Married, On the 11th hist., by Rev. 
W. G. Hackman, Mr. John Nichols, to 
Miss Elizabeth Gilbert, both of Bea- 
vertown. On the 15th inst., by the 
same, Mr. A. M. Robinson to Miss 
Carolina Kern, both of near Beaver 
Furnace. 

The Camp Meeting of the U. B. 
Church will commence Monday, Au- 
gust 23rd on the land of Mr. L. R. 
Hummel, in Penns township, about 
one mile from the main road, leading 
from Selinsgrove to Northumberland. 
July 29, 1852. 

Selinsgrove, July 19, 1852. J. M. 
Baum, Esq., I see by the 'Union 
Times' that my name appears in the 
committee to make arrangements for 
the Railroad meeting to be held in 
New Berlin on the 31st. I was not 
consulted by the County Commis- 
sioners in relation to the subscrip- 
tion made to the Susquehanna 
Railroad, neither did I hear or know 
anything about it till it was done. 
But without saying that I at all ap- 
prove of their course, I must be per- 
mitted to say that I do not approve 
of any party using my name with- 
out my consent, and will therefore be 
pleased if you will withdraw my 
name from the committee and publish 
this communication. Very truly, W. 
F. Wagenseller. 
August 5, 1852. 

Middleswarth Caught in a Wolf 
Trap, Mr. Middleswarth has now ful- 
ly committed himself in favor of the 
$200,000 swindle. On Saturday night 
he joined with Casey and the Lew- 
isburg rowdies, in their nefarious at- 
tempts to disturb and break up the 
meeting of those opposed to the sub- 
scription. We had not expected to see 
such unwise, ungentlemanly and dis- 
honorable conduct on the part of Mr. 



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Middleswarth, especially as he is now 
the Whig presidential elector of this 
district. We can account for his dis- 
graceful and riotous acts, only on the 
grounds that he is already in his 
dotage. This is the most charitable 
construction we can give to his folly. 
At the opening of the great Mass 
meeting, in front of the public build- 
ings, Maj. Charles H. Shriner, offer- 
ed the following resolution, which was 
adopted by acclamation: Resolved, — 
That party politics be excluded from 
this meeting, and that none of the 
speakers, be permitted to cast reflec- 
tions upon the whig or democratic 
party. As soon as the cheering had 
somewhat subsided D. W. Woods 
mounted the band wagon, which serv- 
ed as a speaker's stand, and at- 
tempted to make a disturbance; but 
he was immediately silenced, his 
hideous brayings having been drown- 
ed out by the indignant cries — Down 
with Woods — Down with the sleepy 
headed simpleton, or words to that 
effect. Casey next forced his way 
upon the wagon and commenced beck- 
oning to the rowdies, who true to 
their instincts and instructions im- 
mediately drew near. He then moved 
that Ner Middleswarth be president 
of the meeting and was duly second- 
ed by the bullies. Mr. Middleswarth 
now sprang upon the wagon and tried 
to coax the tax payers to elect him 
president, by representing that Mr. 
Slenker would forthwith be permitt- 
ed to speak. But this would not do, 
for Mr. Slenker like an honest, hon- 
orable, high minded gentleman, 
scorned to countenance, or having 
anything to do with such 

rowdyism. The wagon was cleared of 
the rowdies and the meeting was 
then eloquently addressed by Mr. 
Slenker and Maj. Chas. H. Shriner. 

Honor to Geo. Heimbach, The 
moral power of public opinion, from 
our indignant and outraged people, 
has brought the following card from 
Commissioner Heimbach, who was 
led into an agreement to mortgage 
the county by falsehood and decep- 
tion. The people will forgive him, 
and this manly retraction of a wrong 
act, shall be an honor to his name, 
when the memory of Wilt, Casey, 
Hickok, like that of Judas and Arnold 
shall be despised, execrated, spit 
upon. 

A Card, — I will not sign the Bonds 
for the Two hundred thousand dol- 
lars, because a great majority of the 



people are against it. 

Destruction of the Northumber- 
land Bridge by a Tornado, on Thurs- 
day evening about 6 o'clock, a violent 
tornado suddenly passed over this 
place, and in its course, we regret to 
say swept from its foundation, that 
portion of the Northumberland 
Bridge spanning the river from the 
island to the Sunbury shore. The 
bridge now lies crushed, in a mass of 
ruins above the piers. The old bridge 
was erected in 1815 at a cost of $90,- 
000. In the spring of 1839, the 
bridge on the Northumberland side 
fell and was rebuilt about a year af- 
ter at an expense of about $20,000. 
Several years after the Danville 
Bridge was swept off by the flood, 
and in its course come in contact 
with the new Northumberland bridge 
and carried off all but one span. The 
bridge was again rebuilt the year nf- 
ter. About four years since the old 
bridge on the Sunbury side was de- 
stroyed by the freshet, and was re- 
built the year following, and now lies 
in the stream above the piers a per- 
fect wreck. 

August 12, 1852. 

Mifflinburg, Aug. 9th, 1852. H. C. 
Hickok Esq., Sir: — You state in last 
week's Chronicle that I am bribed 
to oppose the County Subscription to 
the Baltimore and Susquehanna Rail- 
road, and that it is susceptible of 
proof, that my letters proving it were 
publicly exhibited in Sunbury, etc. 
No sir, I call on you to make good 
this charge of bribery, by publishing 
said letters and all other documents 
in your possession, to sustain the 
charge, and if you fail, then stand be- 
fore this community a self-convicted 
liar, blackguard and scoundrel. CHAS. 
H. SHRINER. 

We have been requested to give no- 
tice, that a grand public dinner will 
be had at the Hotel of Capt. John 
Forster in Mifflinburg, Saturday next 
in honor of the People's friends, Geo. 
Heimbach and Simon K. Herrold, for 
their firmness in refusing to mort- 
gage the property of the County in 
the sum of $200,000. The opponents 
of the measure throughout the coun- 
ty are invited to attend. 

We have received communications 
recommending Gideon Leisenring, 
Esq., of Selinsgrove, Col. Reuben 
Keller, of Adamsburg, H. B. Het- 
rich, Esq., of Penns, as suitable and 
competent persons for Assembly. 



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August 26, 1852. 

Mr. Heimbach's speech: Mr. Heim- 
bach at the public dinner at Mif- 
flinburg, on being toasted, arose and 
spoke in German in substance as 
follows: Gentlemen: I thank you for 
the kind manner in which you have 
mentioned my humble name. I never 
would have signed the agreement for 
$200,000, if I had not been led astray 
by falsehood and deception. They told 
me that Northumberland, Lycoming 
and Clinton Counties, had each sub- 
scribed $200,000. Williamsport had 
subscribed $50,000 and Lewisburg 
$75,000 to the Baltimore Road and 
that not one cent of the money need 
ever be paid, etc. By such falsehoods 
I was induced to sign the agreement. 
But I see now that I did wrong and 
that a very great majority of the peo- 
ple are against the subscription. I 
am determined never to sign the 
bonds. I hope the people will forgive 
me for the mistake I have made. 

September 2, 1852. 

The following is a true copy of 
the resolution of the Commissioners, 
subscribing $200,000 stock to the Sus- 
quehanna Railroad Co : Resolved, 
That we the Commissioners, of Uni- 
on County, do hereby agree to sub- 
scribe to the Susquehanna Railroad 
Company, the sum of $200,000; the 
said subscription to be paid for by 
the bonds of the county, to be is- 
sued by the said Commissioners, re- 
deemable in twenty years from date, 
and to be issued when requested by 
said Company, according to the Act 
of Assembly, regulating Railroads, 
approved the 19th of February, 1849, 
and to the Act granting the Charter 
to the said Company and its various 
supplements. Provided that this sub- 
scription shall not be binding unless 
accepted by the said Comnany on or 
before the first day of July A. D. 
1852; and that that part of the said 
contemplated railroad from Sunbury 
to Williamsport, be put under con- 
tract on or before the first day of 
September next, and also be com- 
pleted at least as far as Lewisburg at 
the same time as the road from Sun- 
bury to Bridgeport or from Sunbury 
to intersect with Central Railroad 
And providea also that the said road 
between Sunbury and Williamsport 
shall t>ass on the west side of the 
We<t Branch of the Susquehanna riv- 
er, from a point at or below the farm 
of Benjamin Cawley, in said county 



of Union, and pass through the bor- 
ough of Lewisburg. And with the fur- 
ther Proviso that the money sub- 
scribed within the county of Union 
be first applied towards the construc- 
tion of so much of the said County 
of Union. 

At a large and enthusiastic meet- 
ing of the citizens of Selinsgrove and 
vicinity, August 28th, opposed to 
the subscription of $200,000 to the 
Baltimore and Susquehanna Rail- 
road, John Hall Esq., was elected 
President, Wm. Gaugler, Abraham 
Zeigler, Daniel Ott, Jacob Sechrist, 
and Daniel L. Becker Vice Presidents, 
and Geo. Schnure, Esq., Sec. 
September 9, 1852. 

On the 2nd inst., by Rev. Erlen- 
myer, Mr. G. G. Glass, of Freeburg, 
was married to Miss Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Shem Schoch, of this place. 

Saturday, the 23rd of October, H. 
C. Eyer. Admr., Real estate of the 
late John Snyder, of Chapman town- 
ship, deed. 
Sentember 23, 1852. 

No more hay for Breyman's Cow. 
The County will no longer give Woods 
a law office and a stove rent free. No 
more $200,000 Swindles. No more 
money to be squandered on Smith 
and Greer for public printing. Mid- 
night Caucus can no longer rule the 
people, of old Union. To the taxpay- 
ers, I offer my self as a no party in- 
dependent candidate for the office of 
County Commissioi.-rs, PHILIP 
RUHL. 
September 30, 1852. 

Leonard App and Henry D. Fisher 
were executors for the Est. of Peter 
Fisher, late of Penn Township, deed. 
Jacob Wittenmyer and Sem. Wit- 
tenmyer, Exr., will sell at public sale 
real estate of the est. of Andrew Wit- 
tenmyer, deed, November 13th. 
October 21, 1852. 

Election returns of Union County: 
S. Judge, Woodward, 1835; Buffing- 
ton, 2485. 
Canal Comm. Hopkins, 1807; Hoff- 
man, 2555. 
Congress, Seiler, 1771; Middleswarth, 

2477. 
Assemblv, Keller, 1805; Beale, 2508. 
Sheriff, Schoch, 1549; Kessler, 2712. 
Commissioner, Ruhl, 1788; Sheckler, 

2506. 
Auditor, Shindel, 1505; Snyder, 2418. 
The letting of the Susquehanna 
Railroad has been extended to the 
10th of November next. 



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October 28, 1852. 

The return judges of the 10th 
Congressional District met in Harris- 
burg, Tuesday, the 19th inst., when 
John Vincent, of Northumberland 
County was appointed president, and 
Peter Forney was secretary. The votes 
counted up, appeared to stand as fol- 
lows: 

Middleswarth Seiler 
Dauphin county, 2,915 2,748 

Union County, 2,477 1,771 

Lebanon County, 2,361 1,740 

Lower Mahanoy Twp, 168 19 



7,921 
6,278 



6,278 



Middleswarth's Maj. 1,643 

Why don't Adam Sheckler take his 
seat as Commissioner elect? What's 
wrong? Is he to hold off till after the 
election, for fear the signing of the 
Bonds will operate against Gen. 
Scott? We boldly declare that the 
bonds will be executed immediately 
after next Tuesday. The arrange- 
ment is fully made. 

The Lafayette Lodge No. 194, pro- 
pose to have a public procession ad- 
dresses, etc., at Selinsgrove, Novem- 
ber 4th, it being the one hundredth 
anniversary of the initiation of Gen. 
Washington to the masonic Lodge. 

Col. Isaac Wayne, the only son of 
Major General Anthony Wayne, of 
the Revolutionary War, died on Mon- 
day last at his residence in Chester 
County, in the 83rd year of his age. 
Col. Wayne was an excellent citizen 
and well worthy of the distinguished 
name he bore. In early times he took 
a prominent part in the politics of 
the state and was formerly in the 
State Senate, besides holding other 
offices. He was also the candidate for 
Governor of the Federal party in 
1814, in opposition to Gov. Snyder. 

Samuel Roush was appointed Au- 
ditor by the Orphans Court, of Uni- 
on county, to make distribution of 
the money in the hands of Francis A. 
Boyer, Admr., of the estate of Me- 
thias Hiem, late of Washington twp., 
deed. 
November 11, 1852. 

Franklin Pierce and Wm. R. King 
were triumphantly elected head of 
our nation. 

Masonic Celebration at Selinsgrove. 
LaFayette Lodge No. 194. in con- 
junction with the brethren of Lew- 
isburg, Danville, Sunbury, Northum- 
berland, Harrisburg, celebrated at 



Selinsgrove on the 4th inst., the Cen- 
tennial Anniversary of the initiation 
of Washington into the sacred mys- 
teries of free masonary. The proces- 
sion numbered about fifty. It, no 
doubt would have been much larger, 
had the weather been more favor- 
able. The exercises in the Evangelic- 
al Lutheran Church were as follows: 
Prayer, by Rev. Morehead; of Nor- 
thumberland; Oration by Rev. S. L. 
M. Consar, of Lewisburg; Music by 
Dr. Fisher's Glee Choir of Selins- 
grove; Benediction by Rev. Morehead. 
The Oration was an eloquent and 
chaste production, well calculated to 
remove undue prejudice from the 
minds of the uninitiated and to in- 
spire the members with renewed zeal, 
in their endeavors to extend the be- 
nign influence of our Order. The in- 
troduction was extremely beautiful. 
The entire oration was replete with 
facts of the most interesting and 
instructive kind. The statement that 
fifty-two of the signers of the Decla- 
ration of Independence and that Gen. 
Washington with all of the Maj. Gen- 
erals of the Revolution, were Free- 
masons, surprised many in the audi- 
ence, who had obtained an erroneous 
opinion of the merits of the Order, 
and of the character of its members. 
The appeal to the Ladies, to en- 
courage their brothers, their husbands 
their sons to seek to unite with the 
Order, touched many a heart, and we 
feel assured that the effects will be- 
come visible through an increase of 
our members. 

George Schnure was executor of 
the estate of Mary Siehrer, late of Se- 
linsgrove, Penn township, deceased. 
November 18, 1852. 

Mr. James Reber, of Buffalo town- 
ship, left at this office a very fine 
specimen of radish. It was twenty 
inches in length and two feet in cir- 
cumference. Buffalo Valley is the gar- 
den of the world. 

In pursuance to notice, the citi- 
zens of Union County, met at the 
Court House, New Berlin, on the 13 
inst., for the purpose of forming a 
county Agricultural Society. On mo- 
tion Martin Dreisbach was elected 
President, and Samuel Weirick, Sec- 
retary, and the following Vice Presi- 
dents: Chapman, — Daniel Winters; 
Perry, — Samuel Shadle; Washington, 
E. R. Menges; Penns, Henry C. Ey- 
er; Centre, John Swengel; Beaver — 
Jacob Brown ; West Beaver, H. H. 
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ers; New Berlin, A. Swineford; Mid- 
dlecreek, Henry Wetzel. 

Married. On ihe 29th of Aug. by 
Rev. A. Casper, Mr. Jacob Shamory, 
of Centre, to Miss Mary Straub, of 
Middlecreek. On the 2nd. of Septem- 
ber, by the same, Mr. Jeremiah Look 
to Miss Sarah Hummel, both of Mid- 
dlecreek. On the 16th of November 
by the same, Mr. Willi., m Ocker, of 
Beaver, to Miss Catherine N. Spang- 
ler, of Limestone. 

List of Grand Jurors for December 
Court: 

Beaver, Jacob Kern. 
Centre, Joseph Hassinger. 
Chapman, John Zeigler, Isaac Hoff, 
Peter Arnold, Benneville, Arnold. 
Washington, P. Arbogast, Jonathan 

Grimm. 
West Beaver, Joseph R. Stumpff. 

List of Traverse Jurors for Decem- 
ber Court: 
Beaver, Henry Mitchel, Benjaman 

Huffnogle, Philip Markley. 
Centre, George W. Hoffman, Marks 
Tea, Henry Musser, Geo. Sampsel, 
John Bowersox, Christian Kerr. 
Middlecreek, Daniel Zieber. 
Penns, Leonard App, George Hart- 
man, J. D. Waters, Elijah Osburn, 
H. D. Fisher, Geo. Keen. 
Perry, John K. Snyder. 
Washington, Emanuel Neitz. 
West Beaver, Isaac Romig. 

List of Petit Jurors for Dec. Court: 
Beaver,- — Aaron Middleswarth, Ner 

Middleswarth, Jesse Hendricks. 
Centre, John C. Wilson. 
Chapman, Andrew Houser. 
Middlecreek, Emanuel Schoch, Geo. 

Dauberman, Henry Mitchel. 
Penns, Christian Walter, Henry Aur- 
and, Peter Boalich, David Heiser. 
Perry, Peter Troup. 
Washington, Jacob Roush. 
West Beaver, Gabrial Herbster, G. 
Galey, Henry Miller. 
Gaugler & Wallace received the 
contract for carrying the mail from 
Selinsgrove to Williamsport, and 
from Mifflintown to Selinsgrove. The 
following are the hours of arrivals 
and departure: Leave Williamsport 
every Tuesday, Thursday and Sat- 
urday morning at 7 o'clock, and ar- 
rives at Selinsgrove at 5 P. M. Leave 
Selinsgrove every Monday, Wednes- 
day and Friday morning at 7 o'clock 
and arrives at Williamsport at 5 P. 
M. fare $1.,62%. Leave Mifflintown 
every Tuesd'ay and Friday morning 
at 7 o'clock and arrive in Selinsgrove 
at 5 P. M. Leave Selinsgrove every 



Wednesday and Saturday morning at 
7 o'clock and arrive in Mifflintown 
at 5 P. M. Fare, $1.50. 

When the spring freshet sets in, 
care should be taken to avoid cellis- 
ions. The rush of the unterrified down 
Salt river will be a serious impedi- 
ment to the Whigs upward bound. 
Keep a good look out ahead. 
December 9, 1852. 

Susquehanna Railroad. The con- 
tract for the entire grading and mas- 
onry of this road was allotted at 
Baltimore, on the 23rd ult., to Mes- 
srs. Philip Dougherty, Zenas Barnum, 
Geo. M. Lauman, and Wm. R. Trav- 
erse. The line of the road commences 
opposite Harrisburg, where it con- 
nects with the Baltimore and Cum- 
berland Valley railroads — it runs on 
the west side of the Susquehanna a- 
bout eight miles, whence it crosses 
to Dauphin between which point and 
Harrisburg, there is already a rail- 
road connecting on the east side of 
the river. From Dauphin it runs to 
Sunbury, along the eastern margin of 
the Susquehanna and from thence to 
Lewisburg. It is stipulated in the con- 
tract that the work is to be commenc- 
ed within 30 days and completed with- 
in 21 months. The terms are said to 
be very favorable to the Company, 
somewhat below the estimates of the 
engineer. Stock to the amount of 
$250,000 is to be taken in payment. 
In the known energy, experience and 
responsibility of the contractors, the 
company and the public have a sure 
guarantee that the road will be com- 
pleted in the shortest time possible. 
Indeed it is expected that the por- 
tion of the work undertaken by them 
will be finished within twelve months, 
and the entire road in running order 
within sixteen months except the su- 
perstructure of the bridge at Dau- 
phin. Thus are the long deterred hopes 
of having the populous valley of the 
Susquehanna, rich without parallel 
in agricultural and mineral products, 
opened to travel and commerce by the 
superior facilities of a. railroad, about 
to be realized. 

Married. On the 28th of Oct., by 
Rev. Hackman, Mr. Samuel Fralich, 
of Mifflintown, Penna., to Miss Cath- 
erine A. Moyer, of Beaver. On the 
11th of Nov. by the same, Mr. Jona- 
than Biliard to Miss Elizabeth Acaley, 
both of Centre. On the 21st inst., by 
the same, Mr. Wm. F. Kantz, of 
Washington, to Miss Emma Maria 
Klingler, of Beaver. 



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December 16, 1852. 

A. J. Greer has ceased to edit the 
'Star/ which has passed into the 
hands of our young friend and 
townsmen, Col. Edw. Smith and Geo. 
Merrill, Esq. We wish these gentle- 
men abundance of luck, pecuniarly, 
and rejoice that the 'Star' is again 
looking up. 
December 23, 1852. 

The Northumberland Bridge across 
the West Branch on the Sunbury side 
is now passable for horses and wag- 
ons. This doubtless will be great 
news for the traveling public. 

December 30, 1852. 

A Card. Having in the Union Star 
of June 12, 1851, published an ar- 
ticle reflecting upon the character of 
Israel Gutelius, and having since, on 
examination become satisfied that I 
was misinformed as to the facts con- 
tained in said publication — not hav- 
ing been in the county at the time of 
the trial, at December Term 1850, 
to which reference was made, — and 
being now satisfied that the charges 
in said article was unfounded in fact 
and injurious to Mr. Gutelius as a 
man of truth, in justice to myself and 
Mr. Gutelius, I cheerfully withdraw 
them. A. J. Greer, New Berlin, Dec. 
21, 1852. 

January 6, 1853. 

There will be but a half sheet is- 
sued from this office next week, con- 
taining the Governor's message. We 
also expect to be absent, at Harris- 
burg, for a few days. 

On the 23rd ult., by Rev. A. B. 
Casper, Mr. Jesse Walter, of Union 
was married to Miss Rachel Long, of 
Centre twp. 

January 20, 1853 

Married. On the 16th., inst., by 
Rev. W. W. Orwig, Mr. Ulrich Weir- 
ich to Miss Susannah Walter, both 
of Centre Twp. On the 14th of Dec. 
by Rev. W. G. Hackman, Mr. Solo- 
mon Snook to Miss Mary Peter, both 
of Mifflin Co. On the 21st. of Dec. 
by the same, Mr. Daniel Speigelmyer 
to Miss Mary Reger, both of West 
Beaver. On the 23rd. of Dec, by the 
same, Mr. Isaac Krebs, of West Bea- 
ver, to Miss Catherine Gutila Moyer, 
of Musser's Valley. On the 26th of 
Dec, by the same, Mr. Simon Sibe, 
of Somerset Co. to Miss Sarah Krep, 
of Beaver. On the 9th inst., by the 
same, Mr. Joseph Ulsh to Miss Isa- 
bella Boutch, both of Beavertown. 



January 27, 1853. 

List of Grand Jurors for February 
Court: 

West Beaver, Wm. J. May. 
Beaver, Manessee Bartolett. 
Centre, Wm. Long. 
Chapman, Simon B. Strawser, Amos 

Stroub. 
Perry, Jos. Shotto, Jacob Shelly. 
Penns, Henry Heiser, J. H. Fisher, 

Simon Christine. 
Washington, Daniel Sterner, I. D. 

Boyer. 

List of Traverse Jurors for Feb. 
Court: 
Middlecreek, Jacob Snyder, Sem. 

Leitzel, Michael Erdley. 
Centre, Benj. Wittenmyer, G. J. 

Schoch, H. A. Staffer, Jeremiah 

Kleckner, John Swengel, Henry 

Heimbach, George Henry. 
Penns, Michael Eckhart, Jeremiah 

Crouse, Benj. Smith, John Romig, 

Daniel Gaugler. 
Beaver. Reuben Klose, Samuel Moy- 
er, Daniel Zieber, James S. Smith. 
West Beaver. J. H. Robennold, Jos. 

Steininger. 
Perry, George Rein, John Troup. 
Washington, Isaac Bickel. 
Chapman, Philip Burkhart. 

List of Petit Jurors for February 
Court: 
Penns. Jacob Millhofe, Emanuel Eng- 

le, Benj. Ulrich, Jr., Wm. Pawling, 

Joen Kreider. 
Centre. Henry Grubb, S. Bowersox, 

Aaron Stetler. 
Washington, Michael C. Moyer. 
Middlecreek. Henry Yerger. 
Chapman, Jac Berch, Tho Thursby. 
Perry, John Haas. 
Beaver, George Oberdarf, Conrad 

Rearick. 
West Beaver, John D. Romig. 

February 3, 1852. 

Serious Case of Stabbing. We are 

pained to learn, that on Monday night 
last, as Col. A. C. Simpson and Casper 
Hane, Esq., of Selinsgrove, were re- 
turning from Northumberland, they 
were met on the bridge by three per- 
sons, who we are informed, molest- 
ed and otherwise illtreated Col. S. A. 
scuffle ensued between the Col. and 
one of the party named VanDyke, 
when the latter drew a knife and in- 
flicted several dangerous wounds 
upon the breast, abdomen, etc, of 
Col. S. and then pursued him back to 
the Collector's office, cutting him be- 
tween the shoulders, and again seri- 
ously stabbed him in the office. Col. 



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S. rushed into an adjoining room and 
fell senseless upon the floor from the 
loss of blood. VanDyke was immedi- 
ately arrested, and is now lodged in 
jail, at Sunbury. 

John Stroub and Moses Mohr were 
the administrators for the estate of 
Jacob Mohr, late of Middlecreek 
township, deed. 

J. W. Shank applied to the Febru- 
ary Court for license for a Tavern, 
in Perry township, lately occupied by 
Franklin Fryer and formerly by Ja- 
cob Eckhart. Signers: Nathan For- 
rey Esq., Michael Minium, John Haas, 
John Schnee, Philip Arbogast, Peter 
Garman, George Smith Sr., Saml. Shd- 
dle Sr., Frederick Rathfon, Jacob 
Martin Esq., Wm. Arbogast, John Ar- 
bogast, Philip Schnee, Geo. Kline. 
February 10, 1853. 

The County Fair. Our Lewisburg 
friends seem very determined that 
the first Annual Fair of the County 
Agricultural Society, should be held 
at that place. It is to come off next 
fall. The Society will meet in then 
room at the Court House, next week 
to determine upon the time and place. 
A subscription of $75. is required 
from the citizens of the place where 
the same is to be held, to defray the 
necessary expenses of erecting sheds, 
fences, tables, enclosures for animals, 
etc. 

The County Subscription. On Mon- 
day last, Messrs. Heimbach and 
Sheckler, executed and delivered the 
bonds, according to agreement, sub- 
scribing $200,000 to the stock of the 
Susquehanna Railroad. Mr. Herrold 
was not present. We had 
hoped that in as much as suit had 
been brought against the Commis- 
sioners, counsel employed, and ever" 
necessary preparation made for tri- 
al, that the question v* ould have bee ^ 
permitted to be settled by the 
Court; but it seems not; different 
counsels have prevailed and the sub- 
scription is a fixed fact. 

Sunbury and Erie Railroad. The 
work of grading this road was com- 
menced on Monday morning the 31st 
ult., on sections 35 and 36. Mr. W 
K. Morehead, the contractor, broke 
the ground with his own hands. The 
Company is pushing on the work be- 
tween Sunbury and William sport in 
good earnest, and there is every prob- 
ability that the road between these 
two points will be completed in a year 
as it is said the articles of agreement 
entered into by the contractors call 



for. We see that the Chief engineer 
will receive proposals on the 16th inst. 
for 80,000 bushels of Hydraulic ce- 
ment to be used on the road. 

February 17, 1853. 

The Freshet. The rain which fell 
during the week before last made 
very high waters. The West Branch 
of the Susquehanna, was very high, 
and much damage has been done. The 
bridge at Jersey Shore, and bridge 
and Aqueduct at Penns Creek, have 
all been swept away. The Bridge at 
Williamsport was moved from its 
piers about eight feet. 

The Grand Jury by a majority of 
one or two, refused to recommend 
the tearing down and re-building of 
the present Court House. 

George Gundrum was the Admin- 
istrator for the estate of John Ar- 
bogast, late of Penns township, deed. 

Married. On Tuesday the 8th inst., 
by Rev. David Longmore, Dr. Thos. 
Leight, of McKees Half Fallsj, to 
Miss Isabella R. Bobst, of Milton. On 
the 10th inst., by Rev. Morrison, Mr. 
Thomas Whiteman, of Berks County, 
to Miss Esther Smith, of West Bea- 
ver. 

February 21, 1853. 

The New Court House. Since the 
nrojeet of the erection of a new Court 
House was first originated, some 
three or four weeks ago, it has sil- 
ently and gradually enlisted the fa- 
vor of the people generally. The peti- 
tion presented to the Grand Jury, at 
the present term of court, embraced 
the names of many of our best, most 
respectable and wealthy citizens, and 
had time permitted, to have enabled 
the friends of the measure to can- 
vass the county, the expression of 
public opinion would have been over- 
whelmingly in its favor. The probable 
cost of the whole work will not ex- 
ceed $8,000 and can be completed 
without one cent of additional tax- 
ation. 

March 10, 1853. 

The construction of a railroad from 
Lewisburg to Spruce Run seems to 
engross considerable attention at the 
present time. Like all other illusion- 
ar> projects, it w'll have its day — 'e 
a source of some little excitement — 
and then like a soap bubble-explode- 
and make room for some other con- 
juration. We should be pleased, for 
the sake of gratifying our Buffalo 
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anticipations realized; but, we must 
honestly confess, that to us, the 
whole matter appears wild and vis- 
ionary. 

Dividing the County. We have been 
credibly informed, that a very large 
number of signatures were obtained 
to the division petitions, south of 
Penns Creek, upon the representa- 
tion that a division of the county 
would relieve them from all obli- 
gations in regard to the $200,000 sub- 
scription. This is no idle rumor. Such 
intrigue and humbuggery as this can- 
not prevail. The people will soon de- 
tect the imposition, and the re-ac- 
tion will tell with terrible force a- 
gainst the advocators of the division 
whose sole object is self interest- 
speculation in town lots — and office 
hunting, with increased taxation for 
the people. We have now a State tax 
of upwards of forty millions of dol- 
lars to pay — our county taxes are 
some nine thousand dollars, and 
should the people unfortunately be- 
come responsible for the interest of 
our county bonds of twelve thousand 
more and then yet incur an expen- 
diture of probably twenty thousand 
to each county for public buildings, 
additional costs of holding Courts, a 
double set of Commissioners, their 
clerks and attorneys, etc., our taxes 
will become intolerable. The bridge 
expenses alone last year, on the south 
side of the Creek, amountd to two 
thousand, four hundred dollars. Are 
these facts not enough to startle our 
most dreaded apprehensions, and 
cause the people to wonder and re- 
flect? But there is another fact of 
more direct importance in the matter. 
Should the schemes now on foot pre- 
vail, the subscription in the end — af- 
ter years of litigation — law suit af- 
ter law suit — will be equally divided. 
Then take your division lines and see 
how the question will stand. By that 
division the south side of the creek 
will assume about fifty thousand dol- 
lars more than its proportional share 
according to their respective taxation. 
What say you to this, tax payers of 
the South? 

Snap Judgment. The editor of the 
Lewisburg Chronicle, in his last 
week's paper, designates the names 
by which the new counties shall be 
known in case of a division, viz : Buf- 
falo and Union. Fellow tax payers, 
the chains have already been forged 
for you. 

A meeting was held at Middleburg 



on Monday evening last, which passed 
resolutions repudiating the payment 
of the County Bonds. 

On the first of March by Rev. A. 
B. Casper, Wellerofen Diefenbach, of 
East Buffalo was married to Miss 
Carolina Jarrett, of Penns. 
March 24, 1853. 

H. N. Backhaus applied to the May 
Court for license to keep a tavern 
in Union township. Signers: Andrew 
Yeager, Frederick Kashner, Franklin 
Kreitzer, Peter Hains, John Apprecht, 
John Hausworth, John M. Bine, P. 
Hillbish, Jacob Beashoar, Jacob Min- 
nich, John Moyer, Jacob Keistter, 
Jonathan Weiser, Adam Neirhood. 
March 31, 1853. 

A gentleman, of Chapman town- 
ship, who is deeply interested in hav- 
ing the county seat located at Selins- 
grove, should a division be affected, 
informed us the other day, that this 
fact must be designated in the bill, 
as they will not consent to being tax- 
ed for the benefits of Freeburg or 
Middleburg, — but on the contrary, in- 
finitely prefer the county as it is. 
This is the feeling all over. Local 
jealously is strong and unconquer- 
able. One half of the signers to the 
division petitions were obtained from 
just such consideration, to get the 
county seat in their own neighbor- 
hoods, and who are bitterly hostile 
to its location any where else. This 
is the all-absorbing question with 
those in favor of a division. To ex- 
pect the legislature to pass a bill un- 
der such circumstances, is the height 
of absurdity. Before they ask for a 
division, let them petition to the tune 
of 2200 apiece in favor of Lewisburg 
and Selinsgrove. 

Union County SS. On the 22nd 
day of March A. D. 1853, personally 
appeared before me, a Justice of the 
Peace, and for said county, Simon 
K. Herrold, and after being duly 
sworn according to the law, saith, 
Myself and Heimbach were in the 
Commissioners' office, when Israel 
Gutelius came in. This was on Wed- 
nesday or Thursday, before the bonds 
were signed. Gutelius said, if you 
Commissioners would take ten thous- 
and dollars each, and sign the bonds, 
then the matter would be dropped; 
Heimbach said here with the money, 
and I said that I would not sign the 
Bonds, neither will I take your money. 
Signed Simon K. Herrold. Sworn to 
and subscribed before me the 22d d?y 
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Henry Keiser applied to the May 
Court for license in Penn Twp., in 
the town of Charlestown. Signers: 
Henry S. Boyer, J. K. Davis, H. C. 
Eyer, J. Fisher, G. Hartman, George 
Rishel, Geo. Schnure, Geo. Eby, John 
Fry, John Emmitt, S. Gemberling, 
Henry Lloyd, Isaac Gerhart. 

George Hehn applied to the May 
Court for license in the town of 
Charlestown, on the bank of the riv- 
er, on the road leading from Selins- 
grove to Fishers' Ferry, in Penn town- 
ship. Signers: Jacob Riblet, Isaac Col- 
dron, Jas. K. Davis, J. Fisher, Jacob 
Gingrich, C. W. Emmett, Peter Bolig, 
George Schnure, Geo. Eby, Isaac Ger- 
hart, Elijah Coldron, J. y. Ulrich. 

Reuben Keller applied to the May 
Court for license in the town of Ad- 
amsburg, lately occupied by Charles 
Wireman. Signers: Adam Specht Jr., 
Jacob Gross, G. Oberdorff, Jacob Rar- 
ig, Jno. Spangler, John Sherey, Geo. 
Miller, S. Wetzel, S. Knittle, John 
Schambach, D. D. Johnson. 

Wm. J. May applied to the May 
Court for license in West Beaver 
Twp. known as Crosgrove Hall. Sign- 
ers: Wm. Smith, Daniel Herbster, 
Wm. Goss, Henry Benfer, Gabreal 
Herbster, Peter Goss, John Ulsh, H. 
Bombgardner, Thos. Herbster, Adam 
Wagner, Daniel Knepp, J. H. Peter, 
Elias Weider. 
April 7, 1853. 

At a meeting of the directors of 
the Susquehanna Railroad Company, 
held at Harrisburg, Friday, the 25th 
ult., it was resolved to proceed at 
once with the construction of the 
road between Sunbury and Lewis- 
burg. A public letting of this road 
will be held at Lewisburg on the 27th 
inst. A committee was also appoint- 
ed to make arrangements for the con- 
tinuance of the road from Lewisburg 
to Williamsport, through Muncy. 

The County Buildings. Mr. Editor: 
I see by an article in the last Lewis- 
burg Chronicle, on the subject of the 
county buildings, in which the editor 
asks "Who paid for them?" I will un- 
dertake to answer the question. Chris- 
topher Seebold, Sr., deed., gave the 
square of ground upon which the 
Court House and the offices stand, 
also whereon the lot where the jail 
now stands, — FREE. Besides the 
ground he also contributed $200 to- 
wards the building of the Court 
House, which was entirely raised by 
private subscriptions, and the great- 
er part of which was subscribed by 



the citizens of New Berlin and vicin- 
ity. The other buildings were put up 
by the county. 

On the 10th of March by Rev. W. 
G. Hackman, Mr. Jacob Wagner was 
married to Miss Louisa Gerhart, both 
of West Beaver. 

Margaret Davis applied to the May 
Court for license in the town of Se- 
linsgrove. Signers: Elijah Couldron, 
Benj. Houseworth, James Crouse, C. 
R. Rishel, Jas. K. Davis, George Eby, 
E. Osborn, Jonathan Fisher, Wm. H. 
Shroyer, Joseph Scharp, Geo. L. Bak- 
er, Henry Lloyd. 

John W. Drum applied to the May 
court for license in Upper McKees 
Half Falls, in Chapman township. 
Signers: W. G. Herrold, S. G. Her- 
rold, H. G. Herrold, Simon K. Her- 
rold, Jacob Sofal, Wm. A. Shafer, 
^hilip Moyer, Jacob Bartch, George 
Hummel. 

Daniel Showers applied to the May 
Court for License in the town o' 
Centerville, Centre township, Signers: 
J. Farnswarth, Geo. Reish, Conrad 
Wolfley, Jacob Reichley, Jacob Hart- 
man, George Sampsell, Sr., Wm. Bog- 
ar, Jackson Sampsel, Jesse Bilger, 
John Elliot, Peter Reish. 

Geo. A. Smith applied to the May 
Court for license in the town of Bea- 
vertown. Signers: Frederick Binga- 
man, John Wetzel, Jacob Freed, Jas. 
Fees, John Rahmstine, Henry Detrick, 
Anthony Cutton, John Dorn, John 
Swinehart, Christian Gross, George 
Stetler, David Getz. 

Catherine Hartman applied to the 
May Court for License in Centre 
township in the same place occupied 
by William S. Long last year. Sign- 
ers: Jacob Reichly, Daniel Showers, 
Charles, Yerger, John Wagner, Peter 
Reish, Wm. Bogar, Michael Yeisley, 
Lenard Wittenmyer, George Samp- 
sell, D. J. Bogar, J. Farnsworth. Is- 
rael Knettle, John Elliot, Geo. Her- 
man. 

List of Grand Jurors for May 
Court: 
Centre. Leonard Wittenmyer, Israel 

Knettle. 
West Beaver, George Long. 
Penns. Charles Rhoads. 
Beaver. Michael Specht, Peter Fet- 

terolf. 

List of Traverse Jurors for May 
Court: 
Penns. Samuel Hehn, Philip Kantz, 

Geo. Adams, Jesse Yocum, Eamuel 

Fehrer, Henry D. Curns, Henry 



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Kieffer, Samuel C. Fisher, Andrew 
Laudenslager, Samuel Ritter. 

Chapman. J. S. Achmoody, A. Her- 
rold, John Herrold Jr. 

Perry- Zacharias Gordon, George 
Bertzline. 

Beaver. Isaac Aurand, Adam Specht 
Jr., Jacob Gross. 

Centre. Jacob Fryer, Wm. Silvis. 

Middlecreek. Samuel Yoder, H. Wetz- 
el. 

West Beaver. Peter Gross, Sr. 

Washington. Daniel German. 

List of Petit Jurors for May 

Court: 

Perry, — John Shadle, Jacobb Martin. 

Centre. Jacob Renninger. 

Penns. David Jarrett, John S. Wal- 
ter, Elias C. Hartman, Henry Moy- 
er. 

West Beaver. Michael Gerhart, John 
Lash. 

Beaver. Aaron J. Middleswarth, Ja- 
cob Kern. 

Chapman. Emanuel Acker. 

April 14, 1853. 

We see by the Lewisburg Chronicle 
that there are 2130 names to the pe- 
titions asking for a division of the 
county, and 1846 opposed to it. The 
writer also says that many petitioned 
who had signed remonstrances, thru 
fraud. Is Mr. Wordon aware, or will 
he inform the people, how many dif- 
ferent kinds of petitions have been 
sent on to Harrisburg asking for a 
division? Or will some of the friends 
of the division let the people into the 
secret, how many different petitions 
they had to suit different localities, 
and then cut off the heading and at- 
tached them to their petitions for a 
division. It comes with a bad grace 
for the Chronicle to talk about fraur' 
and deception being practised upon 
the people, when the friends of the 
division have been guilty of circula- 
tion three or four different kinds of 
petitions. Why were the first petitions 
altered, and the clause inserted of- 
fering to release the south side of 
the county from the $200,000 bonds? 
No fraud is this, Oh no. Who printed 
them? If we mistake not Hickok ad- 
mitted that he did the job. What was 
the bill read by Slifer in the Senate, 
and printed in some of the papers, 
but to catch names? Will the editor 
of the Chronicle risk his reputation 
as a lawyer, and say that such a law 
could be passed, and have any bear- 
ing, when the Constitution of our own 
state expressly states, that no such a 
law shall be passed, Tmparing the 



obligation of contracts.' No decep- 
tion practised then in printing peti- 
tions setting forth to the people that 
they shall be released? No fraud or 
decepton when a bill is read in the 
Senate of Pennsylvania and held up 
to the people containing an unconsti- 
tutional clause, for the purpose of 
inducing them to sign for a division? 
With all this deception staring them 
in the face, they still cry out, 'decep- 
tion.' 'fraud'. Out upon such arrant 
knavery and hypocrisy. 

Trial of Win. Van Dyke. On Tues- 
day last the case of the Common- 
wealth against Wm. Van Dyke, who 
was indicted for assault and battery 
with intent to kill, upon the person 
of A. C. Simpson, Esq., was called up. 
This was a stabbing case that occur- 
ed on the West Branch Bridge, at 
Northumberland, on the night of the 
31st. of January. A good deal of in- 
terest was manifested, and the court 
house considerably crowded during 
the trial. The testimony was closed on 
Wednesday, towards evening, when 
G. F. Miller, Esq., commenced sum- 
ming up for the Commonwealth. Aft- 
er Mr. Miller had concluded, the 
Court was adjourned to 8 o'clock, 
when David Taggart, Esq., and Hon. 
Joseph Casey concluded on the part 
of the Commonwealth. The speeches 
of the counsels were listened to with 
much interest by a large and respect- 
able audience, and what was some- 
thing unusual, one of the front seat^ 
were wholly occupied by ladies of 
the place. As it was after ten o'clock 
at night, Judge Jordan did not charge 
the jury until the next morning. His 
charge was a clear & lucid exposition 
of the law in all its bearings. The 
Jury, after an absence of several 
hours, came in court with a verdict 
of guilty on the third count. The 
court then sentenced the defendant 
to a fine of one dollar — the costs of 
prosecution, and six months imprison- 
ment in the county Jail. 

Philio Schnee applied to the May 
r«ourt for license in Perry township. 
Signers: John Garman, Philip Wern- 
ert Jr., Samuel German, Henry Rine, 
Harrison Meiser, Jacob Rathfon, 
Samuel Troup, Henry C. Houtz, Geo. 
Foltz, Michael Mengel, George Rine, 
Frederick Rathfon, Jacob Martin, 
Daniel Lease. 

Lewis Lenhart applied to the May 
Court for license in Penn Township, 
"t the nlace known as the Sunbury 
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from Selinsgrove to Northumberland. 
Signers: L. R. Hummel, Jacob Slear, 
H. B. Hettrick, J. H. App, Leonard 
App, G. Leisenring, Jesse Yocum, 
Willoby Trexle, Isaac Hottenstein, 
Geo. Keen, Jacob Millhoff, J. P. Het- 
trick. 

William Byers applied to the May 
Court for license in the town of Se- 
linsgrove. Signers: A. S. Cummings, 
Casper Hane, Geo. L. Becker, Geo. 
Eby, Capt. John Hehn, John Emmitt, 

E. Osborne, Wm. J. Myers, James K. 
Davis, Jonathan Fisher, Chas. W. Em- 
mitt, Samuel Stauffer, C. Shroyer. 

George Keen applied to the May 
Court for License in Penns township 
in the town of Shamokin Dam. 
Signers: L. R. Hummel, H. B. Het- 
trick, Lewis Lenhart, Jacob Millhoff, 
J. H. App, Samuel Wise, R. H. Coryell 

F. M. Rishel, Henry Aurand, Daniel 
Gaugler, Geo. Fisher, Jacob Grainer, 
Jonas Trexler. 

Henry A. Smith applied for license 
to the May court in the town of Mid- 
dleburg. Signers: David Schwenck, 
Levi Scott, J. Bachman, J. Aurand, 
John Barbin, D. J. Bogar Samuel 
Wittenmyer, Lewis King, R. W. Smith 
David Swengel, Albright Swineford, 
Joseph Bowersox. 

April 21, 1853. 

Sunbury and Erie Railroad. We 

understand that on Saturday last an 
agreement was entered between the 
officers of the Sunbury and Erie 
Railroad and the representative of 
a company of rich foreign capitalists 
by which the latter agree to furnish 
$4,000,000 to build the road and en- 
sure its completion within two years. 
This arrangement is subject of the 
approval of the parties interested a- 
broad, and if it meets their approba- 
tion, the road will be at once put un- 
der contract. 

Isaac Rumfelt applied for license 
to the May Court in Chapman town- 
ship. Signers: Levi S. Herrold, Abel 
Herrold, Peter Clemens, Jesse Grubb, 
Jacob H. Lenig, Jacob Kerstetter, 
Henry Herrold, Elijah Anderson, 
Isiac Hendricks, Jacob Hausworth, 
William Snyder, Jonathan Straup. 
April 28, 1853. 

We are pleased to see that our 
Crotzersville friends have caught up 
the spirit of improvement, and are 
determined to go ahead with a rush. 
A number of new buildings are in 
course of erection. Beautiful panel 
fencing painted white, enclose the 



lots, presenting a very neat appear- 
ance. 

Married. On the 10th inst., by Rev. 
Anspach, Mr. Jeremiah Herman to 
Miss Catherine Fisher, all of Selins- 
grove. On the 17th inst. by Rev. 
Hackman, Mr. Daniel Snook to Miss 
Adda* Klingler, both of Beaver. On 
the 21st inst., by the same, Mr. 
Jacob Stumpf, of Decature Twp., to 
Miss Catherine Oldt, of West Bea- 
ver. 
May 5, 1853. 

The corner stone of the Freeburg 
Academy will be laid on the 29th of 
May. Addresses will be delivered 
both in German and English. 
May 12, 1853. 

An article was given on the natur- 
al advantages of New Berlin. 
May 19, 1853. 

A tremendous thunder storm pass- 
ed over this place yesterday evening. 
The ground was white with hail 
some of which were as large as haz- 
elnuts. No serious damage, we be- 
lieve, was sustained, excepting the de- 
struction of the wire bridge, above 
town, the breaking of window-lights 
and the demolition of vegetables. Our 
streets presented an unbroken sheet 
of water. If the storm was as violent 
in Centre county, as with us, we may 
expect Penns Creek to get into a 
rage. 
May 26, 1853. 

A corps of Engineers are making 
a survey of the Lewisburg, Centre 
and Spruce Creek Railroad. Th ; 
road will run through a valuable ag- 
ricultural district, and will be an im- 
portant connection between the Cent- 
ral, the Sunbury and Erie and the 
Catawissa Railroad. 

Union County Fair. Pursuant to 
notice, the following Officers of the 
Union County Agricultural Society 
met on Tuesday, 17th inst., Messrs. 
Gundy, Mengas, Eyer, John Gundy, 
Laird, Lincoln, ^nyder and Worden. 
The court being in session, the Board 
met in the office of Mr. Casey. Mes- 
srs. Snyder and Eyer, by request 
waited upon the County Commission- 
ers, and obtained their consent for 
the use of the enclosed public grounds 
in the rear of the Court House for tne 
First Fair. Voted that an admission 
fee of 12% cents be exacted of all 
visitors who are not members, and 
that all persons not members, com- 
peting for premiums, shall pay as an 
entrance fee fifty cents. 






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Railroads. Railroads are generally 
constructed by Capitalists. If it can 
be made appear that the stock is 
good and will pay, there is no 
trouble in getting money subscribed. 
But before entering into any such en- 
terprise, the first inquiry is, will the 
road prove profitable, and is it the 
shortest route terminus to another? 
Now there is at present a great deal 
said about the making of a railroad to 
Lewisburg to intersect the Central 
road at Spruce Creek. In my esti- 
mation, the most economical route 
would be from Lewisburg via of Dry 
Valley, New Berlin, etc. to Lewis- 
town. This is the nearest and cheap- 
est route that can be hit upon to in- 
tersect the Central Road. It could 
be built at least one million cheaper 
than the so called Spruce Creek road 
now in contemplation, and the dis- 
tance would be one third less, a per- 
fectly level road, without a solitary 
hill or mountain in it. It would pass 
along the inexhaustible iron beds of 
New Berlin and through a wealthy 
and thickly populated country. 

June 9, 1853. 

As there is considerable excitement 
throughout the county upon the sub- 
ject of caves, in consequence of the 
new discovery upon the farm of 
Youngman & Walter, in Dry Valley, 
we present to our readers a sketch 
of caves in general etc., which will 
be read with interest. 

Susquehanna Railroad. We under- 
stand that the directors of this road, 
at their meeting Friday in Baltimore, 
unanimously resolved to push the 
road through to Lewisburg, without 
further delay. 

Married. On the 12th inst., by Rev. 
A. B. Casper, Mr. Isaac Spade to Miss 
Harriet Neiman, both of Middlecreek. 
On the 2nd inst., by the same Mr. 
Samuel Hackmann to Miss Levan T. 
Hayns, both of Adamsburg. On the 
31 ult. by Rev. E. Kiefler, Dr. David 
H. Miller to Miss Sarah Hoffman, 
both of Mifflinburg. On the 5th inst., 
by Rev. J. G. Anspach, Mr. Solomon 
Derr to Miss Rebecca, daughter of 
Jacob Overdorf, all of Mifflinburg. 
June 23, 1853. 

Suicide. Mr. John Kantz, of Wash- 
ington township, left home Friday af- 
ternoon last, whilst laboring under 
considerable depression of spirits, oc- 
cassioned by the improper conduct of 
of his son, George, who now is con- 
fined in jail at this place, and pro- 
ceeded to the mountain between 



Woodling's and Faust's Valleys, 
where he hanged himself with his 
handkerchief at a young chestnut 
tree. Mr. Kantz was a highly moral 
and respectable citizen, and his un- 
timely death is deeply regretted by 
all who had the pleasure of his ac- 
quaintance. As a parent, he was kind 
and indulgent — as a citizen, univers- 
ally loved and possessed a character 
beyond the reach of suspicion or 
slander. 

Married. On the 16th inst., by Rev. 
C. M. Klink, at Lewistown, Mr. Jas. 
M. Horlacher, to Miss Harriet, daugh- 
ter of Dr. Isaac Rothrock, both of 
Adamsburg. 
June 30, 1853. 

Susquehanna Railroad. The grading 
and masonry of the Susquehanna 
Railroad from Sunbury to Lewisburg, 
was allotted to Michael Burke, of 
Harrisburg, he being the lowest re- 
spectable bidder. 
July 7, 1853. 

The Susquehanna and Spruce Hill 
Railroads. It is currently reported 
that the extension of the Susquehan- 
na Railroad to Lewisburg, was grant- 
ed by the Board of Managers, upon 
the condition that the citizens of the 
county are to raise the money to con- 
struct it. This proviso also applies to 
the upper division of the road, from 
Lewisburg to Williamsport to be 
built without any expense to the Co. 
It is to be separate and distinct from 
the main road — dependent upon its 
own resources and revenues, and 
when built will have no part or par- 
cel in the profits of the lower road. 
The company have the right to au- 
thorize the construction upon any 
terms they may see fit to dictate, and 
if acceded to, the stockholders be- 
come the responsible party as re- 
gards to loss and profit. Our county 
subscription, therefore, can be con- 
sidered as good as lost. 

This then is the way the matter 
stands, from the fact that the Com- 
pany has not the means to complete 
the road, and is unwilling to haz- 
ard the risk of crippling its energies 
and embarrassing its resources. Con- 
sequently this part of the branch, at 
best, will be an unsafe investment, 
and, in our humble opinion, its ghost 
will soon return to torment the peo- 
ple. Now, how much better for all, 
when it is known that the Sunbury 
and Erie road will be made, if this 
branch to Lewisburg was at once a- 
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tion given to the Spruce Creek Road, 
which will pass through a wealthy 
and populous part of the county, and 
not barely along a few miles of our 
territory. The Spruce Creek road will 
unquestionably pay better, and be of 
more general advantage to the citi- 
zens of the county, than this small 
branch, which if not immediately com- 
pleted to Williamsport, will be an 
endless burden and tax upon the peo- 
ple. A bridge across the West Branch 
at Winfield, the stock of which could 
be readily sold, would afford New 
Berlin and Dry Valley ample accom- 
modations to the Erie road. This view 
of the subject, to our mind, is the 
most practicable that can be suggest- 
ed. If the credit of the county must 
be taxed to facilicate the construc- 
tion of any great enterprise, give us 
assurances of assistance in the erec- 
tion of a bridge at Winfield, and then 
let the county subscription go to the 
Spruce Creek road. There is no use 
wasting our means on a branch road 
of doubtful propriety, when this 
large sum would go far toward en- 
suring the success of the Spruce Hill 
Road. We are opposed to the prin- 
ciple of municipal subscription, be- 
lieving it wrong and dangerous, yet 
if the county is to be forced into mak- 
ing a subscription, let us choose that 
which is most reasonable and just — 
calculated to benefit the greatest num- 
ber, with the least amount of risk. 

The following Post Office appoint- 
ments have been made in Union Co. 
James Aiken, Selinsgrove; John Her- 
rold, Chapman; H. N. Backhous, Mc- 
Kees Half Falls; Edward Bassler, 
Freeburg; Robert W. Smith, Middle- 
burg; H. D. Maize, New Berlin; G. 
A. Smith, Beavertown; Reuben Kel- 
ler, Beaver Springs, Wm. Bogar, 
Penns Creek. 

Hail Storm at Northumberland. 
July 1st, a most terrible hail storm 
passed over this place, from the west, 
about three o'clock in the afternoon, 
extending some five miles in width. 
Nearly every farmer has lost almost 
his entire harvest, Fruits of all kind=; 
have suffered much. Several thousand 
panes of window glass have been 
broken here. In some buildines as 
his:h as 200 lights were broken. Some 
of the hail stones measured 7 x k inch- 
es in circumference. A. E. Kapp's 
loss will exceed $1000. 

Henry Aurand, Jr., is the proprie- 
tor of the Isle of Que Hotel, Selins- 
grove. He succeeded Michael Eckhart. 



July 14, 1853. 

It is well known that a charter has 
been obtained for the building of a 
bridge across the Susquehanna, at Se- 
linsgrove, and that the Commission- 
ers have given notice that they will 
receive subscriptions at eight differ- 
ent places, in Union, Northumberland 
and Schuylkill counties on the 27th 
inst. This is all right, too, provided, 
the money can be raised. That how- 
ever, is the point to which I ask at- 
tention. Now, what will be the prob- 
able cost of Construction? Eighty 
thousand dollars is the lowest esti- 
mate I have heard named. 

Married. On the 2nd of June by 
Rev. J. P. Shindel, Mr. Henry Getts 
to Miss Caroline Borger, all of Mus- 
ser's Valley. On the same day by the 
same Mr. H. P. Jarrett to Miss Rebec- 
ca Musselman, of Selinsgrove. On the 
13th of June, by the same, Mr. Fred- 
erick M. Kremer, to Miss Elmira, 
daughter of Isaac Smith Esq., all of 
Middleburg. On the 16th of June, by 
the same, Mr. Hiram Herbster to Miss 
Elizabeth Krebbs, all of West Beaver. 
On the same day, by the same, Mr. 
Samuel Thomas to Miss Sarah Hartley 
all of Musser's Valley. 
July 21, 1853. 

We learn from the last 'Union 
Demokrat' that the Railroad Division 
men have determined upon disregard- 
ing the call of the Whig Standing 
Committee, so far as the Legislature 
is concerned, and will consequently 
run Snyder upon his own bottom. Go 
it, ye cripples. 
July 28, 1853. 

The directors of the Susquehanna 
Railroad are willing to give up the 
bonds, in case of a new division, and 
run the risk of receiving a new sub- 
scription from the county through 
which the railroad will pass — Union 
Demokrat, 7th inst. In reading the 
above extract, the first thought that 
suggests itself to the mind is this, 
viz : that the bonds were fraudulantly 
obtained — that the people will never 
submit to the outrage, and that con- 
sequently, a new humbug must be 
tried to gull the tax payers a second 
time. 

Ha! Ha!, we have just learned that 
Jake Gundy, the Whig railroad di- 
vision candidate for commissioner, 
has seen the 'Elephant' and backed 
out. That is sensible. We rather guess 
that Henry W. Snyder wishes himself 
out of the scrape too. If he hasn't 
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defeat that awaits him, he will hear 
of it next Saturday a week. The idea 
of dividing a county like Union is 
too ridiculous to think of, and hence 
it is no wonder that Gundy got asham- 
ed of himself and withdrew. If the 
people are dissatisfied with New Ber- 
lin, let them go for a removal of the 
county seat. 

Henry Baum just informs the pub- 
lic that he has taken the place form- 
erly known as Mohr's Tavern, in Mid- 
dlecreek township. 

Jacob Rumfelt will have private 
sale of a larg3 and commodious tav- 
ern owned by the late Col. J. G. Her- 
rold, situated in Chapman township 
about midway between Selinsgrove 
and Liverpool. 

August 4, 1853. 

It has been reported by a few de- 
signing men — who were conspicuous 
characters in the Sheckler cheat last 
fall that provided the citizens on the 
south side of Penns Creek would sus- 
tain the nominations and elections of 
Snyder, Gundy, Hill and other Rail- 
road candidates, of old Gutelius' se- 
lection, The Susquehanna Railroad 
Company would agree to release said 
part of the county from the payment 
of the $200,000 subscription. We 
are strongly of the opinion that the 
company will be spared the trouble of 
drawing up the papers. The people 
have taken a notion of relieving the 
company from any further Sheckler 
pledges, or swindles — such as were 
so disgracefully perpetrated last fall- 
by the arrest of Mr. Heimbach, one 
of the Commissioners who has turn- 
ed the State's evidence, implicating 
certain parties and making a 'clean 
breast' of it. Since these disclosures, 
however, we have heard it rumored 
that it was a trick of old Israel's — 
to humbug the people as usual — 
that he had no authority to do so, and 
that he acted altogether upon his own 
hook. Be this as it may, the whole 
matter looks suspicious, and had the 
scheme worked well, "gone it with a 
rush" as the Sheckler fraud, with a 
hearty hurrah it would have elicited. 
But the days of humbugry have gone 
by; the people can no longer be led 
by the nose by such imposters and 
hyprocrits are now leading off on 
the railroad division question. 

Charge of an Attempt to Bribe. 
Israel Gutelius, Editor of the 'Union 
Demokrat' at Selinsgrove, was ar- 
rested on Tuesday the 2nd inst., on 



a warrant issued by Esq. Swineford, 
of this place, charged with an at- 
tempt to bribe George Heimbach, 
one of the Commissioners of the coun- 
ty to acquiesce in an extension of the 
agreement between the Susquehanna 
Railroad Company and the Commis- 
sioners of the county, and also to at- 
tempt to bribe said Heimbach to the 
signing of the bonds for $200,000 to 
the said Company. Gutelius was held 
to bail in $3,000 before Justice Rib- 
let, of Penns township, for his ap- 
pearance at court. 

Sunbury and Erie Railroads. The 
work on this road between Sunbury 
and Williamsport is steadily pro- 
gressing. The grading between Mil- 
ton and Black Hole, about 16 miles 
is half done, some four or five sec- 
tions above Warrior Run, Culverts 
and all, being entirely completed. The 
bridge over the Susquehanna, about 
two miles below the Muncy dam, is 
also progressing. More than one third 
of the stone, covering several acres 
are already on the ground and dress- 
ed, and the masonary of the piers go- 
ing up. The section through Milton 
is grader 1 , and the o^e below, running 
through thf 1 farm of James Camer- 
on, Esq., about half done. The lirst 
section above Chillisquaqua Creek, 
and the three above, are also vigor- 
ously prosecuted. The section on the 
firm of Mr. Watts, four miles above 
Northumberland, is about half done, 
and the remaining sections down, 
which are light, are also about to be 
commenced. The road is to be grad- 
ed immediately for a double track. 
Whether for a narrow, or for a six 
foot gauge, will we presume, says tho 
Sunbury American, depend upon the 
success of Mr. Fallon's mission to 
Europe. Should he not succeed, and 
the Philadelphians refuse to take the 
matter into their hands, the project 
will, says the American, fall into the 
hands of the New York capitalists, 
who will undoubtedly adopt the wide 
gauge. 

The following is a list of persons 
recommended for the different offic- 
es this fall: Assembly, John Swine- 
ford, and John T. Smith, of New 
Berlin; Philip Hilbish, of Chapman; 
Prothonotary, Samuel Roush, of New 
Berlin; Commissioner, Samuel Leitz- 
el, of Middlecreek, Daniel German, 
of Freeburg, Charles Krebs, of West 
Beaver; Treasurer, James Barber, of 
Union, Jacob Horlacher, of New Ber- 
lin; Prosecuting Attorney, A. C. 



Simpson, of Selinsgrove; Deputy Sur- 
veyor, Henry Moatz, of Freeburg; 

List of Grand Jurors for Septem- 
ber Court: 

Washington, George C. Moyer. 
Penns. James Eagan, H. B. Hettrick, 

Geo. D. Miller, John Fry, Josiah 

Weakley. 
Centre. John Spaid, Aaron R. Gift, 

Aaron Hassinger, David Schwenck, 

Conrad Woefley. 
West Beaver. George Erb, George 

Knepp. 
Perry. Jonas Snyder. 

List of Traverse Jurors for Sep- 
tember Court: 
Chapman. Philip Herrold, Samuel 

Sholl. 
Beaver. John Wetzel, John D. Smith. 
Washington. E. Houtz, J. Keeler, An- 
thony Specht. 
Penns. Jacob H. Erdley, George B. 

German, Henry Reiser, Wm. 
Hughes. 
West Beaver. Amos Wireman, Peter 

Frees, Andrew Ulsh Sr., Daniel 

Alter. 
Perry. George Hoffman, William Ar- 

bogast, John Bailey. 
Middlecreek. John Bickel. 

List of Petit Jurors for Septem- 
ber Court: 
Centre. P. H. Markle, Jacob Swarm, 

Jacob Felmly. 
Washington. John B. Riegel, George 

Hilbish, John S. Hackenburg, Geo. 

C. Glass, D. Boyer. 
Beaver. George Miller, Henry Kern, 

William C. Engle. 
Penns. John Pierson, Geo. Deatrick, 

James Jarrett. 
Chapman. John Rank, H. Herrold, 

Jacob Sechrist. 
August 11, 1853. 

Whig Convention. This body met 
at the court house on Monday last. 
The total number of votes polled for 
Assembly was 1629. The question of 
the division was made. The question 
on the part of the disorganizers, and 
the result, as might well have been 
expected, was a withering rebuke — 
overwhelming and annihilating — to 
the unprincipled clique who wish to 
feast and fatten upon the hard earn- 
ings of the people. The vote stood for 
Simonton 1135, — Snyder, 418 — ma- 
jority against a division 717. The 
whole anti-division ticket succeeded 
by large majorities, as follows: 
Assembly. Simonton 1135; Snyder 

418; Beale 76. 
Prothonotary. Hackenberg, 726; 

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Weirick 166. 

Commissioner. Seebold 955; Gundv 
539; Stock 101. 

Prosecuting Attorney. Van Gezer 
846; Hill 604. 

Deputy Surveyor. Hayes 1154; Her- 
rold 293. 

Auditor. Peters 465; Smith 263; Dief- 
fenderfer 451. 

The most ridiculous part of the 
performance, however, was the fol- 
lowing resolution offered by Col. 
Slifer, and seconded by Geo. F. Mil- 
ler, Esq., two of the directors of the 
Susquehanna Railroad. 'Straws show 
which way the wind blows." To pre- 
sume that the people of Old Union 
can be Shecklerized again, by any 
such tomfoolery, or dead mackerel, 
like the above-when the object of it 
is a mere cloak to drown the excite- 
ment on the bonds — is a stretch of the 
imagination, founded upon the ex- 
ploded theory that the 'moon is made 
cf green cheese." Resolved — That 
this convention recommends to the 
election officers of the several elec- 
tion districts of the county, the pro- 
curing of suitable boxes in which to 
deposit ballots for and against di- 
\isifn. ballots to be labelled on the 
outside 'Division, and on the inside 
'For Division or Against Division' 
and that a return of the vote be made 
at the same time and in tfcr; same 
manner that the votes for the several 
offices are returned. 

We have not thought it worth our 
while to notice the reckless and li- 
belous assertions that have been made 
by scheming demagogues and broken 
down speculators, in relation to the 
building of a new Court House in 
this place. It is well known to all 
those who have read the Affidavit of 
Conrad Mitchell, that Israel Gutelius 
wns the instigator of the project, 
with a view of making political cap- 
ital in favor of a division. We would 
now state, however, that New Ber- 
lin does not ask for a new Court 
House — we are satisfied with it as 
it is — and never shall ask the county 
to erect one at its own expense. The 
present building with a few neces- 
sary repairs, is good enough for all 
practical purposes. When the citizens 
of New Berlin demand a new court 
house, they will build it with their 
own money. 

John Swineford was appointed by 
the Orphan's Court to make distribu- 
tion of the balance in the hands of 
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of Sarah Ickes, late of Perry town- 
ship, deceased. 
August 18, 1853. 

We invite the attention of the tax- 
payers of Old Union to the following 
affidavit of Dr. Conrad Mitchell, in 
relation to the project of the erec- 
tion of a new court house. The citi- 
zens of New Berlin hereby give no- 
tice, that when they ask the erection 
of 'splendid public buildings' they 
will not call upon the county to build 
them, but will put them up at their 
own expense. Let the following affi- 
davit, however, explain the prime 
mover in the new court scheme. 
AFFIDAVIT. 
Union County SS — 

On the 11th day of March A. D. 
1833, before me the subscriber, Jus- 
tice of the peace in and for the said 
county, personally came Conrad 
Mitchel of the township of Union, in 
said county, who after being duly af- 
firmed, according to law, saith, that 
Israel Gutelius, was the first, in New 
Berlin, with whom he spoke about 
building a New Court House at New 
Berlin; and the said Gutelius took 
him into his office, and there showed 
him the list of Grand Jurors for 
February term, and picked the names 
of such jurors whom he, Gutelius, 
thought would be certain to go for 
a new court house: and by the names 
he then picked out, he felt confident 
the jury would report favorably; he 
then urged Mitchell to go and see 
others, and get out a petition and 
have it circulated. After he, Mitchel, 
had done so, under the advise of 
Gutelius, and had obtained a goodly 
number of signatures he presented it 
to Gutelius to sign it, which he then 
refused to do, and further saith not. 
CONRAD MITCHELL. Affirmed and 
signed before me this 11th day of 
March A. D. 1853. 
August 25, 1853. 

More Arrests. — Maj. John Gundy, 
of East Buffalo, and Isaac Eyer, 
Esq., of Union township, have been 
arrested and held to bail in large 
sums for attempted bribery of Geo. 
Heimbach, to sign the bonds for 
$200,000 to the Susquehanna Rail- 
road Company. 

The Democratic County Conven- 
tion met in this place, Monday last, 
and organized by the appointment of 
Wm. Forster, Esq., as Chairman, and 
James K. Davis and H. C. Hickok, 
Secretaries. The credentials of the 
delegates, having been received, the 



convention preceded to the nomination 
of candidates, viz: Assembly — Col. 
Reuben Keller; John V. Barber, Esq., 
John Swineford, Esq., and Philip Hil- 
bish, Esq., (the names of Messrs. 
Keller and Swineford, were then 
withdrawn) Prothonotary — Samuel 
Roush (no opposition). Treasurer — 
Rev. James Barber, Robt. Swine- 
ford. Commissioner Samuel Leitzel, 
Henry High. Dep. Surveyor, Henry 
Moatz, (no opposition.) Prosecuting 
Attorney, A. C. Simpson, Henry W. 
Bonsall. Auditors, Laird Howard, 
James Madden. Trustees, John Slon- 
aker, John M. Taylor, Wm. Forster. 
The above, we believe, embraces the 
names of all the persons brought be- 
fore the Convention. The secretaries 
neglected to furnish us with a copy 
of the proceedings, hence we are 
compelled to give them from recol- 
lection. The ticket, as formed, will be 
found above. The conferees are: Wm. 
B. Shriner, Col. Reuben Keller, Henry 
W. Forester to meet at Keller's hotel. 
Adamsburg, on the day designated by 
the Juniata Conferees. Mr. Hickok 
then offered a resolution similar to 
the one adopted by the Whig party, 
submitting the question of a division 
of the county to a vote of the people 
which was amended by Mr. Slenker 
to read: That the question of the 
sale of the BONDS be also left to a 
vote. 

It is known to our readers that Is- 
rael Gutelius had been bound over for 
his appearance at Court, in the sum 
of $3,000 for an attempt to bribe 
George Heimbach. He had a hearing 
on Friday last at Selinsgrove, before 
Judge Marshall, on a habeas corpus, 
asking the discharge of his bail. Some 
funny things occurred, amongst which 
we will state, that the judge himself 
asked Heimbach, while on the wit- 
ness stand, "whether he ever receiv- 
ed any money for signing the Bonds" 
Smart trick that, for a judge. Again, 
he stated that he believed Gutelius 
and Heimbach equally guilty, but be- 
cause he had not the right to bind 
Heimbach over, therefore he ac- 
quitted Gutelius. How unfathonable 
are the ways ol man. The only right 
possessed by the judge, was, to ascer- 
tain whether there existed a sufficient 
probable cause to hold Gutelius over 
to Court — not Heimbach. Great 
county this, and some great judges 
in it. We incline a good deal to the 
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fish in the sea as ever were elected 
— J^dge. 

A strong attempt is being made on 
the part of the Railroad men to de- 
stroy the character of Geo. Heimbach 
for truth and veracity. This accomp- 
lished, they expect to gain an easy 
victory, and in the end saddle the 
subscription on the people. The prose- 
cutions now pending, rest principal- 
ly upon the testimony of George 
Heimbach, and hence the furious as- 
saults upon his character. It is, how- 
ever, only necessary to hear Mr. 
Heimbach's plain and unvarnished 
narrative as to the guilt or innocence 
of the parties concerned, to establish 
in the minds of all the undoubted 
veracity of the witness. We predict 
for this Court the greatest 'crowd' 
that has even been in attendance at 
any court since the organization of 
the county. Let the people turn out 
and hear, see and judge for them- 
selves. 

The Rev. D. H. Bittle, of Smith- 
town, Md., has accepted a call from 
the Lutheran church in Selinsgrove, 
Union County, Pa. 
September 8, 1853. 

The following is the Standing Com- 
mittee: 

Centerville — George Lose. 
West Beaver — Henry Benfer. 
Beaver — Henry Deitrich. 
Centre — Daniel J. Bogar. 
Union — John Fisher. 
Middlecreek — Mathias Dauberman. 
Penns — Henry Lloyd. 
Perry — Amos Shadel. 
Washington — Elias R. Menges. 
Chapman — John Herrold Sr. 
September 15, 1853. 

The mail and passengers from Sun- 
bury to Philadelphia, via Pottsville, 
now go by rail to Shamokin. The 
fare through it $4; to Shamokin 60 
cents. 

Married — On the 4th inst., W. G. 
Hackman, Mr. Jonas Spayd to Miss 
Sarah Arbogast, both of Perry. On 
the same day by the same, Mr. John 
Schambach, of Centre township, to 
Miss Catherine Aurand, of Adams- 
burg. 
September 22, 1853. 

The Bribery Cases. Last week Geo. 
Hill, Esq., the Prosecuting Attorney, 
was requested to send up to the Grand 
Jury, Bills of Indictment against 
Israel Gutelius, John Gundy and Isaac 
Eyer for attempting to bribe George 
Heimbach, a commissioner to sign 
the Railroad Bonds. Mr. Hill refus- 



ed to send any bills up against Israel 
Gutelius and John Gundy, and gave 
as his reason that the counsel for 
these defendants had informed him 
that as they had not been bound over 
to court, he, (Mr. Hill) was not 
bound to send up any bills of Indict- 
ment against them to the Grand 
Jury. Mr. John Haslett then went to 
Mr. Hill and informed him, that he 
(Haslett) was the prosecutor and 
that he wished him send up Bills of 
Indictment against these defendants. 
Mr. Hill again refused and gave the 
same reason as before. This was on 
Tuesday. On Wednesday the matter 
was brought before the Court and 
the foregoing facts stated and the 
Court was ask to direct the Prosecut- 
ing Attorney to send up the Bills. 
Messrs. Swineford, Pollock, Packer, 
Casey, Miller, Hickok, Simpson, etc. 
etc. appeared as the counsel for the 
defendants and defended Mr. Hill 
in the course he had taken, (which 
as it appeared was at their instance 
and request). The Court decided that 
they had no authority to compel Mr. 
Hill to send up the Bills, that the 
law gave them the power to refuse 
if he thought proper to do so, but 
plainly imtimated that they did not 
approve of his proceedings. The court 
also stated that the Grand Jury 
might take the matter into their 
hands if they saw fit. The Grand 
Jury immediately acted upon the 
suggestion of the court, and on 
Thursday morning presented a peti- 
tion to the court, requesting the 
Bills of Indictment in the bribery 
cases to be laid before them. The 
Court referred to Mr. Hill (the pros- 
ecuting Attorney) who still refused 
to send them up and was defended 
for pursuing this course by the 
counsel for the defendants. Mr. Hill 
the next day, came into Court and 
asked leave by his counsel Mr. May- 
nard (who is also the counsel for the 
railroad and the defendants) to file 
what he called an answer to the pe- 
tition of the Grand Jury, asking that 
the Bills of Indictment should be 
laid before them. The court refused 
to have the paper filed. This is a 
plain statement of the proceedings in 
these cases. It is well known that no 
lawyer except the Prosecuting At- 
torney has a right to send up bills 
to the Grand Jury. The Prosecuting 
Attorney is the lawyer of the Com- 
monwealth, but in these cases he act- 
ed throughout with the counsel for 



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the Railroad and the defendants. 
Mr. Haslett, who is a responsible man, 
stated to him that he was the prose- 
cutor and the Grand Jury requested 
the Bills to be sent up to them, yet 
Mr. Hill still refused. The Bills were 
all prepared and ready for him to 
sign and he was so informed, but he 
appeared determined that no bills 
should go to the Grand Jury against 
Gutelius and Gundy. After the Grand 
Jury was discharged, the counsel for 
Mr. Eyer asked to have discharged 
from his recognizance, but the court 
bound him over to appear at the next 
court. 

September 29, 1853. 

Who Killed Cock Robin. Who was 

instrumental in having the Railroad 
Bonds signed? 'Israel Gutelius' says 
George Heimbach, 'done more to get 
him sign the Bonds than any man in 
the County.' 

Who went over to Heimbach's 
house after dark and offered Geo. 
Heimbach $800 to sign the Bonds? 
'I' says John Heimbach 'went over 
with Israel Gutelius, and he called out 
his father, and he, Gutelius, told me 
he had offered him $800 to sign the 
Bonds.' 

Who offered George Heimbach 
$1250 to sign the Extension of the 
Agreement, at Lewisburg, at Weid- 
ensaul's Hotel? 'Israel Gutelius of- 
fered me $1250 to sign the extension 
of the Agreement,' says Geo. Heim- 
bach. 

Who was caucusing a whole Sun- 
day with George Heimbach, on the 
shop loft of John S. Heimbach? 
'Israel Gutelius' says George Heim- 
bach, 'he took me up stairs to talk 
about the railroad, etc' 

Who told Joseph Kleckner that he 
had all "de sings fixed," and that 
the Bonds would be signed? 'Israel 
Gutelius,' says Joseph Kleckner, 'told 
me that he had all 'de sings fixed and 
the bonds would be signed.' 

Who told John Seebold that he 
had all the arrangements made and 
the Bonds would be signed? 'Gutelius 
told me so,' says John Seebold. 

Who told John Heimbach, that af- 
ter he had everything fixed and had 
got George Heimbach willing to sign 
the Bonds, that Casey and Kleckner 
had now taken him to Lewisburg and 
he had signed the Bonds, and now 
they would claim all the honor, and 
he must stand back after having all 



the trouble in "fixen de sings?' 'Gu- 
telius told me so," says John Heim- 
bach. 'A few days after the Bonds 
were signed he came to my shop and 
said he was so full that he must let 
out or he would burst.' 

Who was the first man to propose 
the building of a new court house, at 
New Berlin? 'Israel Gutelius' says 
Conrad Mitchell, in his affidavit. 

Who came into the Commission- 
er's office and told two of the Com- 
missioners that they had better each 
take $10,000 and sign the Bonds? 
'Israel Gutelius' says Simon K. Her- 
rold, in his Affidavit, 'came into the 
Commissioner's office and made use 
of the above expression. 

Married. On the 13th inst., by Rev. 
J. G. Anspach, Mr. Jacob Frock, of 
Limestone township, to Miss Lydia 
Oldt, of Beaver Springs. 

October 6, 1853. 

The first agricultural fair for Uni- 
on County will be held at New Ber- 
lin on the 13th and 14th inst. 

October 20, 1853. 

Election Returns: Sur. Gen. Braw- 
ley 1475, Meyers 2204; Assembly, 
Barber, 1742; Simonton 2131; Pro- 
thonotnry, Roush 1990; Hackenberg 
1861; Treasurer, Barber, 1874, Solo- 
mon, 1879; Comms., Leitzel 2016, 
Seebold 1773; Co. Sur., Moatz 1715, 
Hayes 2085. 



Vote on Division of 


County and 


Bonds. 












Anti- 


Div- 


Anti- 


B 




Div. 




Bond 




New Berlin 


138 




131 


1 


Middlecreek, 


110 


1 


115 




Union, 


190 


27 


173 




Limestone 


137 


1 


122 




Lewisburg, 


1 


337 






Kelly 


14 


85 






Mifflinburg, 


61 


54 


81 




Centerville, 


139 




120 




Hartley, 


73 


56 


80 


3 


Buffalo (tie) 










East Buffalo 


3 


108 






White Deer 


79 


36 






West Buffalo 


79 


38 


94 


1 


Penns, 


82 


348 


259 


1 


Chapman 


16 


180 






Perrv 


25 


106 


111 




Washington, 


39 


141 


106 




Middlecreek 


110 


1 


115 




West Beaver, 


183 


1 


185 




Beaver, 


257 




246 




Centre, 


119 


45 


125 




Total, 


1830 


1649 


1969 


6 



FROM NEW BERLIN UNION TIMES 



87 



October 27, 1853. 

Married — On the 20th inst. by Rev. 
J. P. Shindel Jr., Mr. Hemy Walter, 
"f Union, to Miss Sarah Jane Neitz, 
of Selinsgrove. 

November 3, 1853. 

Nathan Forrey was administrator 
for the estate of Mary Shrawder, late 
of Perry township, deceased. 
November 10, 1853. 

List of Grand Jurors for December 
Court: 
Penns — Daniel Ott, Abraham Miese 

Michael Fisher. 
Chapman — Jacob Witmer, J. Ebright 

William Kelly. 
Middlecreek — J. M. Dauberman. 
Samuel Hendricks, Wm. Courntey. 
Centre, — Geo. Bowersox. 
West Beaver — Reuben Smith. 

List of Traverse Jurors for Decem- 
ber Court: 

Beaver — Jacob Heater, Jacob Green- 
hoe, Jr. 
West Beaver, — John Ulsh. 
Centre. Daniel Shower, John Barb- 
in, John Bilger. 
Chapman. Peter Gemberling, John 

Kerstetter, John Suffel. 
Penns. Henry W. Snyder, S. Hart- 
man. 
Perry. Jacob Minium, John Schraw- 

der. 
Washington. Peter P. Mertz, Adam 

Gilbert. 
List of Petit Jurors for December 

Court: 
Washington. John P. Roush, P. S. 

Boyer. 
Penns. Mathias J. App, Samuel Boy- 
er Jr. 
Middlecreek. Mathias Dauberman, 

Joel Bilger. 
Chapman. Lewis Kerstetter. 
Centre. Frederick Mertz, Henry Ar- 
bogast, William Kuhn, John S. 
Kern. 
West Beaver. Michael Bear, H. H. 

Margaritz. 
Beaver. William Beaver, Abraham 

Snook, Frederick Bingaman. 
November 17, 1853. 

The surviving soldiers of the war 
of 1812, now residing within the lim- 
its of Northumberland, Lycoming, 
Union, Montour and Columbia, are 
requested to meet in Milton on the 
22nd day of November inst., for the 
purpose of appointing delegates to 
attend the convention of old soldiers, 
to be held in Philadelphia, on the 8th 
day of January 1854. The Captains 
are requested to bring their books, 



pay rolls, etc. What this convention 
has in view is to obtain from Con- 
gress pensions and back payments 
to the old officers and members of 
companies, who enlisted from the 
counties above named. 
November 24, 1853. 

Revolutionary Pensioners. The 
Washington Star says, there are now 
surviving about 1400 revolutionary 
pensioners all of whom are regularly 
drawing their pay from the Treas- 
ury of the United States. 
December 15, 1853. 

The Welsborc Advertiser and the 
Selinsgrove Demokrat have hoisted 
the name of Hon. James Pollock as 
their choice as thr next Whig can- 
didate for Governor. 

A meeting of the soldiers of the 
war of 1812, residing in the coun- 
ties of Northumberland, Union, Ly- 
coming, Montour and Columbia, was 
held on the 22nd ult., at whi^h it 
was resolved to send a delegate from 
each of the counties named to the 
Convention to be held at Philadel- 
phia on the 9th of January next. The 
attendance at this convention prom- 
ises to be very large. 
December 22, 1853. 

The Volksfreund has put up the 
name of Wm. F. Johnson for Govern- 
or. Pretty well done. 
December 29, 1853. 

The proceedings of Court last week 
will be found in another column. It 
will be seen that true bills of indict- 
ment were found against Israel Gu- 
telius and John Gundy and Isaac Ey- 
er for bribery and attempted bribery 
in the signing of the railroad bonds. 
The defendants counsel, we under- 
stand, have moved to squash the ar- 
ray of grand jurors and the indict- 
ments found against them, owing to 
alleged irregularity in the notice to 
some of the jurors. We do not think 
that they can accomplish much by 
thus endeavoring to throw impedi- 
ments in the way of speedy disposi- 
tion of those exciting issues, so nec- 
essary of the peace and tranquility of 
the community, and so vital in their 
efforts upon the prosperity of the 
road. It is therefore to be hoped that 
the question now may be met with 
a spirit of frankness and justice — all 
unimportant technicalities at once 
waived, and the trials proceded in at 
the next term with a full determina- 
tion to bring them to a final close, let 
the consequences be what they may. 



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It must come to this at last, and 
hence any little advantage gained as 
to time will not stay the course of 
justice, or prevent a vigorous in- 
quiry into the facts of the case. The 
public mind seems to be fully arous- 
ed, and as there now seems to be but 
little doubt about the manner in 
which the bonds were obtained, we 
would suggest as a matter of com- 
promise, that they be immediately 
returned. 

Court Proceedings — 

Commonwealth vs Daniel Kauffman 
and Anthony King. Indictment for 
Assault. Jury finds the defendants 
guilty. Sentence to pay a fine of 
fifty cents each and costs of prose- 
cution. 

Commonwealth vs Elijah Gember- 
ling. Indictment for disturbing elec- 
tion in Perm township. Verdict guil- 
ty. 

Commonwealth vs Elijah Gember- 
ling. Indictment for Assault and 
Batterv upon C. Schroyer, constable 
of Penns Twp. Verdict Guilty. 

Commonwealth vs Wm, Geisweit — 
Indictment forgery. New trial grant- 
ed. 

Commonwealth vs B. F. Stone. In- 
dictment Arson. Verdict not guilty. 

Commonwealth vs. Wm. Geisweit 
and Elijah Gemberling. Indictment 
larceny. Verdict not guilty. 

Commonwealth vs Elijah Gember- 
ling. Indictment for passing counter- 
feit money. Verdict not guilty. 

Commonwealth vs Israel Gutelius. 
Indictment for an attempt to bribe 
etc. Returned a true bill. 

Commonwealth vs Isaac Eyer and 
John Gundy. Indictment for atempt- 
ing to bribe and bribing George 
Heimbach, one of the Commissioners 
of Union County. Returned a true 
bill. Isaac Eyer held for bail for his 
appearance at next court. 

In the matter of George Heim- 
bach receiving a bribe — Report or 
statement of the Grand Jury, rep- 
resenting that he had offered to take 
a certain amount of money, and did 
receive five hundred dollars for sign 
ing the Railroad Bonds. 

Grand Jury returned a true bill 
on two indictments for forgery a- 
gainst Geo. W. Kantz. Deft, held in 
bail for $1000 for his appearance next 
term. 



January 19, 1854. 

List of Grand Jurors for February 
Court : 

Penns. Charles Rhoads, Jacob Mil- 
ler, John App. 
West Beaver. T. Herbster, J. D. 

Romig. 
Washington. William M. Schoch, Ed- 
ward Bassler, Henry Seebold, J. 
Young. 
Perry. Samuel Shade!, Jacob Schnee. 
Centre. — Jonas Renninger. 
Beaver. J. F. Bingaman. 
List of Traverse Jurors for Febru- 
ary Court: 
Penns. Amos Stroh, Isaac App. Jere- 
miah Crouse, John Emmitt, George 
Keen, Phillip Gemberling Jr. 
Chapman. Daniel Witmer. 
Centre. Joseph Hassinger, John Seig- 

fried, John A. Schoch. 
Beaver. George Miller, Henry Smith, 
Henry Dietrich, John Moyer, J. F. 
Hoffnagle. 
Washington. Benj. Straub, Daniel P. 
Hilbish, Jacob Hendricks, David 
Botdorf. 
West Beaver. John Spigelmyer, Jr. 
Middlecreek. Michael Erdley, Conrad 

Stock, Michael Schoch. 
List of Petit Jurors for February 
Court: 

Chapman. John Craig, John Zeigler. 
Beaver. George Swartz, Jas. S. 

Smith. 
Middlecreek. Allen Schwenck, Mich- 

nel Neiman, George Dauberman. 
Centre. Frederick Mertz, John Hum- 
mel, Peter Frain. 
West Beaver. Charles Krebs. 
Penns. Charles Winter, John Hehn, 

Francis M. Rishel. 
February 2, 1854. 

Married. On the 29th of Decem- 
ber by the Rev. W. G. Hackman, Mr. 
J. S. Philips, of Illinois, to Miss Sara 
Price, of West Beaver On the 5th ult . 
Mr. Daniel G. Snook to Miss Mary 
Long, both of Beaver. On the same 
day by the same Mr. Abner Aigler 
to Miss Matilda Dreese, both of Bea- 
ver. On the 12th ult., by the same. 
Mr. Ream, of Mifflin county, to Miss 
Mary Ann Wagner, of West Beaver. 
On the 23ult. by the same, Mr. Geo. 
Hackman to Miss A. Beaver, all of 
Beaver. 
February 9, 1854. 

On Friday last, Mr. Slifer present- 
ed a petition from Mr. Israel Guteli- 
us, for a law changing the venue of 
the prosecutions pending against 
him from Union to Centre County. 



FROM NEW BERLIN UNION STAR 



89 



Immediately upon said presentation of 
said petition, he read in place and 
presented to the chair a bill to that 
effect. It is an old saying that whom 
the, gods wish to destroy they first 
make mad. 

The Chronicle, for some time has 
exhibited great interest in defaming 
the character of George Heimbach, 
whose testimony will have an import- 
ant bearing in the railroad prosecu- 
tions now pending. If the parties im- 
plicated don't feel awfully scared, 
why thus endeavor to destroy the 
credibility of a witness? 



February 16, 1854. 

The Mormon Clay wing of the 
Whig party, met in county meeting 
at the Court House, Monday last and 
elected Joseph Casey, Esq., Repre- 
sentative Delegate to the State Con- 
vention with instruction to support 
the nomination of Mr. Pollock. The 
Woods wing met on Tuesday and el- 
ected Mr. Woods as delegate; also in- 
structed to support Mr. Pollock. 

Counterfeit $20 bills, altered from 
genuine five, on the Penn township 
bank, have made their appearance in 
Norristown. 



Many Forgotten Items Gathered From 

The Files of the Union Star, of New 

Berlin, 1840 to 1844. 



The following items have been 
culled from the New Berlin 
Union Star, published at New 
Berlin, from Feb. 22, 1840 to 
Feb. 2, 1844. The papers are 
numbered from Vol. 1, New Ser- 
ies, No. 2, to Vol. 4, No. 52. Is- 
rael Gutelius was the publisher 
for the greater part of the period. 
The name of W. W. Fisher was 
associated with that of Gutelius 
until Nov. 3, 1840. Beginning on 
Aug. 4, 1843, the name of M. 
H. Weaver, appeared as editor 
and Proprietor. 

(Like the Items from the Uni- 
on Times, some are very pun- 
gent, but we are reproducing 
them for historical purposes and 
not as a reflection upon the 
parties mentioned. Editor Post.) 



February 22, 1840. 

The Homage of Justice. Wo have 
compiled from various sources, the 
following disinterested testimonials, 
which were commanded from their 
several authors by the lofty patriot- 
ism, valor, talents and success of 
Gen. Harrison, long before he was 
named for the Presidency, and in 
times which ought to give them 
weight sufficient to bear down all the 
petty calumnies and quibling objec- 
tions which party malignity may now 
presume to forge against the war- 
worn and time honored patriot and 
soldier. The authorities we present 
against the puny attacks of Loco- 



Foco Federalism, and which we shall 
stereotype as an impregnable bari- 
cade against all opposition are no 
less than the Congress of the United 
States, the Legislatures of Indiana 
and Kentucky, James Madison, Jas. 
Monroe, Colonel Richard M. John- 
son, Anthony Wayne, Lengdon Chr- 
ves, Simon Snyder, Gov. Selby, Com. 
Perry, Col. Coghan, Col. Davies and 
others, including in the illustrious 
catalogue even Thomas Richie, him- 
self. 

Message of Simon Snyder, the Gov. 
of Penna., Dec. 10, 1813. "Already 
is the brow of the young warrior, 
Cronhan, encircled with laurels, and 
the blessings of thousands of women 
and children rescued from the scalp- 
ing knife of the ruthless savage of 
the wilderness, and from the still 
more savage Proctor, rest on Harri- 
son and his gallant army. 

People's Motto. Harrison, Tyler 
and Reform — One Presidential Term 
- — Integrity of the public servants — 
The safety of the public money — 
And the general good of the whole 
people. 

To the Patrons of the Union Star. 
In entering upon the duty of con- 
ducting a political journal, custom 
(founded on wisdom) has made it 
obligatory upon its conductors, to 
make known the principles by which 
they will be governed. To this cus- 
tom, we willingly yield, though we 
are aware, that the limits of an in- 
troductory address, will strictly con- 
strain us to brevity. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS, No. 3. 



In examining the condition of this 
great Republic, we see on every hand, 
that corruption has reared its hor- 
rid front in the principles of those 
"sitting in high principles" holding 
the reins of Government, that there 
are to be found men, whose prin- 
ciples are calculated to make the 
heart of every lover of LAW, LIB- 
ERTY and the CONSTITUTION, to 
tremble for the welfare of those In- 
stitutions, which have been founded 
by the wisest and best Statesmen, 
that ever adorned the Councils of 
the American Nation. 

But, sensible are we, that the pat- 
rons of this paper, are aware of the 
wide-spread ruin that is fast extend- 
ing from the centre of the circumfer- 
ence of this great Republic, and are 
now only waiting for the advocacy of 
those principles, which shall hurl cor- 
ruption from the high seats of power, 
and men "seven tried tried" whose 
principles, if carried into operation, 
will remove the mountains of corrup- 
tion, raised by the voice of the peo- 
ple, to administer the laws in pur- 
ity, and bring back the Government 
to the unparalleled prosperity she 
enjoyed, when Washington, Jefferson 
and Madison presided at the helm, of 
state. 

That this great and glorious ob- 
ject may be accomplished, we take 
an unyielding stand for the cause of 
the People — the election of Harri- 
son and Tyler and the triumph of 
Democracy. This accomplished, and 
the mighty torrent of corruption will 
be stayed; because, in the history and 
principles of the illustrious Hero and 
Statesman, Wm. Henry Harrison, now 
the candidate of the people for the 
Presidency of the United States, we 
find everything that is calculated to 
insure the welfare of the Nation, the 
prosperity of her institutions, and 
make him "worthy the suffrage of 
a free people, for the highest office 
in their gift. In the time of danger, 
when the war-whoop sounded the 
death knell, to our brethren of the 
western frontier, when the dark 
groom of the savage warfare, mur- 
der and destruction over shadow our 
western borders,* regardless of his 
own ease and safety he took his life 
in hand, he flew to their assistance, 
and rescued them from death and 
danger. As a statesman we find him 
in the great councils of the Nation, 
filling ^the high offices of trust with 



honor to himself, and advantage to 
the Nation; advocating and practic- 
ing the principles of Washington, Jef- 
ferson and Madison; sustaining the 
cause of American industry by his 
support of a protective tariff, and 
the institutions of his country. 

Knowing that these are the prin- 
ciples of the men for whom we con- 
tend, and certain that if they be car- 
ried into effect; they will bring back 
our Government to former purity and 
prosperity; they shall be our motto, 
and call forth our every exertion, for 
their triumphant success at the com- 
ing Presidential election. To the ac- 
complishment of these principles, 
duty demands and we boldly declare, 
uncompromising hostility to the de- 
structive measures, (now calling 
forth the unwearied opposition of the 
great and good of our nation,) of 
the general and state administration. 

The political principles by which 
we shall be governed, are now before 
you. We appeal to you to contend, 
and contend manfully for their suc- 
cess; we appeal to you as citizens of 
this Commonwealth, who are proud 
of our free institutions, and your 
National character; we appeal to you 
as citizens of this great Republic, to 
seriously and deliberately consider 
these momentous questions; questions 
which will in all probability decide 
the fate of millions yet unborn. 

County Meeting. A meeting of the 
Democratic citizens of Union county, 
was held in the court house at New 
Berlin, Tuesday, Feb. 18,1840, the 
following officers were appointed: 
President. Geo. A. Snyder: Vice 
Pres., Peter Nevius, Daniel Ott, Geo. 
Aurand. John Chamberlain, Samuel 
Boyer, Wm. Reichley, Geo. Miller, 
Thomas Weirick, Jona. Farnsworth, 
Jacob M'Curly, Jacob Fessler. Capt. 
J. Hain : Secretaries, Jonas Kelchner, 
Dr. J. Wagenseller, Wm. Fisher. L. 
B. Christ, Berryhill Bell, John Bol- 
ander. 

On motion the Chair then appoint- 
ed the following committee, to draft 
a preamble and resolutions expressive 
of the sense of the meeting: Samuel 
Weirick, James Kelly, James Brewer, 
David Shaffer, John Hoff, James Bar- 
bin, Samuel Laird, J. C. Wilson, Jas. 
Bellas, Benj. Shuck, Philip Roush, 
Henry Bickel, Daniel Bellman, Pet- 
er Fronk, J. Fryer, Henry Frock. 

On motion the following delegates 
were then appointed to attend the 
Democratic State Convention to be 



FROM NEW BERLIN UNION STAR 



91 



held at Harrisburg the 22nd inst: 
Ner Middleswarth, Samuel Weirick, 
H. ,W. Snyder, Dr. J. Wagenseller, 
Jno. D. Smith, L. B. Christ, Jonas 
Kleckner, David Schwenck, H. W. 
Snyder, Geo. A. Snyder. 

On motion the following delegates 
were appointed to represent Union 
County in the Young Men's National 
Convention to be held in Baltimore 
next May: Israel Gutelius, J. H. Horn- 
ing, James Brewer, W. F. Wagensei- 
ler, H. W. Snyder, Samuel Pawling, 
Jacob Gable, Dan Bellman, Jacob 
Haus Jr., Berryhill Bell, J. R. Tylee, 
Wm. H. Irvin, Johnson MaClay, J. P. 
Seebold, J. P. Metsger, Wm. Glover, 
Samuel Wright, S. B. Barber, Joel 
Kling, Dan Witmer, Sam Bastress, O. 
P. Duncan, Jonas Kelchner, John 
Haus, Jacob M'Curly, James Marshall, 
Mich. Brown, S. Laird, Jno. Chamber- 
lain, Benj. Shuck, John Datesman, 
Ner Middleswarth, L. B. Christ, Dr. 
J. Wagenseller, S. Weirick, George 
Becker, J. D. Smith, Geo. Snyder, 
Samuel Barber, John Smith. 

A Harrison and Tyler meeting was 
held at the home of Daniel Ott, in 
Penns township, Saturday the 15th 
inst. The following officers were el- 
ected: Pres., Geo. A. Snyder; Vice 
Pres., Geo. Gemberling, Frederick 
Row, John Row, Val. Laudenslager, 
Geo. Ewig, Henry Row, Samuel Kel- 
ler, Jacob Stauffer, Daniel F ether; 
Secretaries, Capt. John Hain, Capt. 
Isaac Robinson, Dr. J. Wagenseller, 
John Krider. The following officers 
were nominated: 

Justice of the Peace — George A. 
Snyder, Jacob Riblet. 

Inspector, Matthew Brewer. 

Judge, John Hain. 

Assessor, Francis A. Boyer. 

Assistant Assessors, Jacob Berger, 
Geo. Gemberling. 

Supervisors, John Staley, Henry 
Laudenslager. 

Constable, George Adams. 

Township Clerk, Isaac Robinson. 

Overseers of the Poor, John Fisher, 
Val. Laudelslager. 

Auditors, Samuel Pawling, Philip 
Gemberling, Daniel Miller, Benjamin 
Smith. 

School Directors. David Heiser, Ja- 
cob Wagenseller, John Hall, Gc 
Miller, Siml. Boyer, Frederick Stock. 

Henry G. Kurtz manufactured rope 
at Selinsgrove. 

List of Tax Collectors of the dif- 
ferent districts : 
Beaver — Daniel Bobb. 



Centre — Jacob Fryer. 
Chapman — John Kerstetter. 
Penns — George Row. 
Union — Jacob Spangler. 
Perry — Geo. Fisher. 
Washington — Jacob Hummel. 
March 7, 1840. 

Officers of the Harrison & Tyler 
meeting held at Centerville: Pres. 
Henry Saunders, Jr., Vice Pres., John 
H. Staley; Sec, Peter Reish and 
Henry Musser. 

Ner Middleswarth was nominated 
President of Union County, of the 
Democratic State Convention. 

List of Township Committees: 

Penns — Israel Gutelius, James 
Brewer, Isaac Robison, Geo. D. Mil- 
ler, John Hehn, Samuel Pawling, Dan 
Ott. 

Chapman — John Keller, David Wit- 
mer, Adam Stahl, Geo. Herold, Philip 
Herold. 

Penns — Peter Troup, George Rime, 
Michael Gangler, Samuel German, 
John Arbogast, Peter Arbogast. 

Washington — Peter Hackenberg, 
Esq., F. C. Moyer, Isaac Boyer, Jon- 
as Snyder, Daniel Hilbish, Jacob 
Hummel. 

Middlecreek, Frederick Bouse, Dan 
Zieber, Henry Pontius, Michael Coke, 
Jacob Kessler, Samuel Yoder. 

Centre, Lewis Bertram, Esq., Dav- 
id Schwenk, Esq., John Swengle, 
John Gift, Frederick Hassinger, Ja- 
cob Fryer. 

Beaver — Dr. Isaac Rothrock 
Harman Margarets, Daniel Bobb, An- 
drew Ulsh, Abr. Middleswarth, J. D. 
Smith, John Kline, Solomon Romig, 
Jr., Wm. Roshong, Jacob Beaver, Ja- 
cob Kern. 

Centerville — John Hoff, Adam Wol- 
fley, Henry Mosser, Peter Reitts, Jno. 
Hackenberg. 

Married. In Selinsgrove on the 20 
inst., by Rev. J. P. Shindel, Mr. Sam. 
Burns to Mrs. Anna Thompson, both 
of Selinsgrove. 

J. & W. F. Wagenseller, of the Isle 
of Que, near Selinsgrove, sold salt, 
plaster, Hollow Ware, Stone Ware, 
nails and iron. 
New Bridges: 
Robert Badger on Spruce 

Run bridge, 412.50 

Do Saw Mill Run bridge, 800.00 
Ewig & Snyder Turtle 

Creek bridge, 400.00 

L. B. Christ 1st payment on 

Lewisburg bridge, 129.45 

$1741.95 



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March 14, 1840. 

Harrison and Tyler. — "Harrison 
and Reform." 

"The People's Candidate. 

"The Democrat of the Old School." 

"Washington, Jefferson and Harri- 
son." 

"The Farmer of North Bend." 

"The man that is to save the coun- 
try." 

"Retrenchment and Reform." 

"The Cincinnatus of the West." 

"We will try a farmer for our 
President." 

Taxable inhabitants in the districts : 
1835 1839 
Beaver 435 528 

Centre 436 424 

Chapman 231 256 

Perry, 214 231 

Penns, 484 466 

Union, 282 353 

Washington, 230 255 

March 21, 1840. 

Geo. Schnabel Esq., has been nomi- 
nated by the Governor as Associate 
Judge of the Court of Union Coun- 
ty. 

Married. On the 23rd of Feb. Mr. 
George Hammel, of Beaver township, 
to Miss Anna Ringert, of Centre 
township. On the 1st of March, Mr. 
Benj. Spiegelmoyer to Elizabeth, 
daughter of Mr. Ludwig Young, all 
of Beaver township. On the 12th of 
March, Mr. David Schoch, of Centre 
township, to Miss Maria, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Pauling of Penn 
Township. 

Among the different cases to be 
tried in May term of court was the 
one of Wagenseller vs Wallace. 

Leonard Stine, of Selinsgrove, 
wishes to inform the public that he 
still manufactures chairs. 
March 28, 1840. 

A great democratic township meet- 
ing was held at the house of Samuel 
Boyer, in Penn township, March 14. 
The following officers were appoint- 
ed: Pres. John Hall; Vice Pres., Philip 
Gemberling, John Millhoff, John Moy- 
er, Philip Gemberling, John Mill- 
hoff, John Moyer, Philip Crotzer, 
Yost Wagoner, John Row, Peter 
Richter, Jacob Fisher, George Row, 
Joseph Walter, George Gemberling, 
John Woodling, Valentine Lauden- 
slager, Wm. Reichley, Henry Row, 
Peter Gotshall. Sec, J. Wagenseller. 

Penns Township. The following is 
the vote for Justice etc. Justice, G. 
A. Snyder 225; Jacob Riblet 213, 
John Emmet, 164; Amos Stroh 156. 



Constable, George Adams, 220; Jas. 
Egen 165. 

How Is It. We learn that the North 
and West Branches of the Pennsylva- 
nia canal, the Juniata and other pri- 
ciple divisions are now in good nav- 
igable order. Yet the Susquehanna 
division from Northumberland to 
Clarks Ferry, under the superintend- 
ence of John Snyder, is yet as it was 
one month ago, and from that we 
learn will in all probability, remain 
so for some time. By this neglect of 
duty the Merchants, etc, are com- 
pelled to convey their products to 
market on the Susquehanna, to their 
great disadvantage and loss and al- 
so to the injury and loss of the Com- 
monwealth. 

A meeting was held in Middlecreek, 
and was organized by appointing 
Nicholas Baus, Pres. ; George Engle, 
Henry Pontius, Jacob Kessler and 
Conrad Stock Esq., Vice Presidents: 
Samuel Hendricks, John Endley, 
Frederick Bous, and Jno. Courtney, 
Esq., secretaries. 

Married. Sunday last by Amos 
Stroh, Esq., Mr. John Thornton to 
Miss Mary Schwartz, both of Selins- 
grove. On the 19th of March by Ja- 
cob Riblet Esq., Mr. Jonathan Gem- 
berling, of Penn township, to Miss 
Sarah Bickhart, of the same place. 
Treasurer's Sale for Taxes. 

Beaver township. 
Aurand, Eva; Aurand, Catherine; 
,Aurand, Mary; Aurand, Abraham; 
Aurand, Daniel; Albright, John, Al- 
bright, Mary, Artilla, Barbara, Artilla 
Thos. ; Bishop, Susanna; Bishop Marg. 
Bishop, Jacob; Bettz, Solomon, 
B->ldy, Christian; Bobb, Simpson; 
Baker, Frederick; Chapman, Abra- 
ham ; Dilworth, Charles ; Dilworth, 
Richard; Dilworth, Joseph; Dilworth, 
Samuel; Ensworth, Margaret; Ens- 
worth, Anthony; Epler, John; Fish- 
er, Susannah; Fisher, Catherine; 
Fisher, John; Fisher, Catherine; 
Harper, John; Hassinger, Henry; 
Hannum, Caleb; Hassinger, Abram; 
Hassinger, John ; Hannum, John Jr. : 
Hannum, George; Hannum, Richard; 
Hannum, James; Hoops, Jesse; 
Hoops, Henry; Jackson, Samuel; Lab- 
enberg, Christian; Metzgar, John; 
Morrison, Mathew; McClennon, Jo- 
seph; M'Coy, Hugh; Moore, Joseph; 
Myer, Christian; Mackey, Robert; 
Myer, John; Rieser, Adam; Scile, 
Francis, Swartzscope, Catherine; Wit- 
man, William; Witman, John; Wit- 
man, Mary. 



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Centre Township. 

Clymer, George; Housel, Peter. 
Perry Township. 

German, Henry; Kreider, Tobias 
Jr. Shindle, Samuel. 

The following were the Commis- 
sioners of Union County in 1840; 
Arch'd. Thomas, Jacob Hummel, Hen- 
ry Hilbish; Auditors, Henry Sand- 
ers, David Schwenk and Samuel 
Pawling. 
April 4, 1840. 

The senior editor of this paper, Is- 
rael Gutelius, has removed his resi- 
dence from Selinsgrove to this place. 

Susquehanna Canal. We are grati- 
fied to be able to state that since we 
issued our last paper (Saturday ev- 
ening) the water has been let into the 
Susquehanna Division of the Pennsyl- 
vania Canal, and that boats com- 
menced running Monday and Tuesday 
last. 

A Hint. An exchange paper says 
that every man should attend to his 
own business. Will the editor of the 
Milton Ledger apply it? 

Died. At Selinsgrove, Wednesday 
the 25th ult., after a painful and 
protracted iiiness John Houseworth, 
aged 70 years. 

Samuel Bastress announces that he 
keeps the public house, lately occu- 
pied by Mr. John Rhoads, situate six 
miles below Selinsgrove, on the road 
leading from Northumberland to 
Harrisburg. 
April 11, 1840. 

Rev. Wm. Hurst, of the M. E. 
church will preach in the brick school 
house, Selinsgrove, Monday evening 
next, at early candle light. 

List of Grand jurors for May 
Court: 

Washington, Henry Straub. 
Penns, Benjamin Smith, Wm. Wag, 

ner, Joseph Pauling. 
Centre, John Kline, John Hoff. 
Beaver, Henry Felker. 

List of Traverse Jurors for May 
Court. 
Beaver, Herman Margaritz, Jacob 

Stump, Jacob Aigler, Jacob Kern. 
Chapman, John H. Herrold, Philip 

Arnold. 
Washington, John C. Moyer. 
Centre, John Reninger, Frederick 

Hassinger. 
Penns, Peter Bergstresser, John App, 

John Fisher, Jr. 
April 18, 1840. 

Register's Notice. Notice is hereby 
given to all Legatees, Creditors and 
other persons interested in the es- 



tates of David Walter, Geo. Weirick, 
Barnhart Kline, Samuel Shuck, Eliza- 
beth Shuck, Christian Huffnagle, Geo. 
Engle, Daniel Imshafsall, Dr. I. S. 
Vorce, Christian Walter, John Hogg- 
man Jr., Jacob Gemberling Jr., that 
the Admr. and Exr. of said estate 
have filed their accounts in the Reg- 
ister's office. 
May 20, 1840. 

Charles Smith announces that he 
will keep the tavern stand, lately oc- 
cupied by Mr. Henry Wasser, in the 
town of Selinsgrove. 
May 9, 1840. 

Snap Judgment. The proportion of 
the state debt devolving upon the 
citizens of Union County to pay is 
now upward of $400,000; which will 
average about one hundred and sev- 
enteen dollars to every taxable in the 
county. How is this to be paid? 
Since the division of this county, 
which is now 26 years, the people 
have paid a little rising of $182,000. 
At that rate should the people be 
taxed double the amount they have 
heretofore been, it would require 82 
years to discharge our proportion in 
this county. But where is the money 
to come from? Ah, that's the ques- 
tion. Let one and all, therefore call 
for our proportion of the money ar- 
ising from the sale of the public 
lands, then, and then only can we 
pay the State debt. This is Harrison's 
doctrine — the principle to save our 
country, and shall therefore be our 
doctrine and our principle. Go for 
Tip and Tyler and our debts will be 
paid. Otherwise upon the snap judg- 
ment which the Locofocos obtained, 
they will sell all our lands. Look 
sharp and decide for yourselves. 

Married. On Tuesday evening, May 
5th, by Jacob Riblet Esq., Mr. David 
Houghton to Miss Catherine Medlam, 
all of the Isle of Que. 
May 15, 1840. 

May 11th Mr. Simon Old, of Bea- 
ver, was married to Miss Rebecca 
Moore, of Penn township. 

Died. Some time ago in Perry twp. 
Mr. John Hageman, a Revolutionary 
soldier in his 84th year. 

May 22, 1840. 

We call attention to the advertise- 
ment of A. Vallerchamp, in this pa- 
per, who has returned to Lewisburg. 
We have seen an entire set of fore 
teeth upon gold plate, inserted by 
him, and they are commendable to 
his profession as a dentist. We there- 
fore recommend him to all wishing 



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to have operation performed upon 
their teeth. 

Married. Tuesday the 12th inst., 
by Rev. Wm. German, Mr. Jonathan 
Felty to Miss Catherine Wolf, both 
of Centre township. On Sunday, May 
3rd, Mr. Henry Hittle to Miss Re- 
becca Mertz, both of Beaver Town- 
ship. 

Died. Very suddenly on the 11th 
inst., in Middleburg, Mr. Henry Wal- 
ter, aged 67 years. 
May 29, 1840. 

Effects of John Snyder's Speech. 
We have it from the best authority, 
that a member of the Locofoco Van- 
Buren party asserted, that "the 
speech delivered by John Snyder in 
the Court House on the 19th inst., 
will" instead of converting friends to 
the cause of VanBuren locofocoism, 
"be the means of changing 300 votes 
for the cause of Harrison and Tyler. 
Married. On the 21st by the Rev. 
J. G. Anspach, Mr. George Walter, 
of Kelly township, to Miss Rebecca 
Gemberling, of Penns township. In 
Penn township, on Tuesday last by 
the Rev. J. P. Shindel, Mr. Jacob 
Sleer, of Union township, to Mrs. 
Hummel, of Penns. 

List of wholesale and retail deal- 
ers in merchandise : 
Chapman, Walls & Geddis, Philip 
Moyer, Harold & Witmer, John 
Troup. 
Centre. Jac. Wittenmyer, Isaac Smith 
Michael Wittenmyer, J. Stayley & 
J. T. Harvey, Jesse Walter, Sarah 
Marshall. 
Beaver, Simon Franck, John Binga- 
man, Henry Mick, H. & A. Smith, 
Wm. Roshong, Henry Crosgrove, 
Charlotte Margaritz, Henry Koch. 
Perry, Peter Orwin, Lewis Jacobs. 
Penns, J. & W. F. Wagenseller, Gun- 
drum & Kingsbury, Jno. Hall, Eyer 
& Schnure, Wiser Bassler. 
Washington, John Hilbish, Isaac Moy- 
er, F. C. Moyer. 

George Walter was administrator 
of the estate of Henry Walter late 
of Middleburg, deceased. 

June 5, 1840. 

Henry Frick, Esq., has retired from 
the Miltonian, and hereafter Jno. H. 
Brown will be the sole editor. The 
Miltonian was established in 1816 
by Mr. Frick and has been one of 
the most influential papers in this 
part of Pennsylvania. 
June 12, 1840. 

Democratic Nominations: Pres., 
Gen. Wm. H. Harrison; Vice Pres., 



Hon. John Tyler; Congress, James 
Merrill; Assembly, Ner Middleswarth ; 
Sheriff, Israel Gutelius; Commission- 
er, Samuel Boope; Coronor, Mathew 
Brewer; Auditor, John Bickel; Trus- 
tees, Daniel Bellman, Jacob Gable, 
Jr., Berryhill Bell. 
June 19, 1840. 

The Crops. The grain and grass 
crop generally, in this neighborhood 
present the most favorable appear- 
ance of an abundant harvest. We have 
received information from different 
parts of the country which states that 
the crops of grain and grass are in 
general very good. 

Celebration. The citizens will hold 
a celebration on the fourth of July 
at the house of Mr. John Hoff, to 
which the citizens of Union county, 
are invited without distinction. 

Imitate the Example of the 69. A 
few days since the raising of a barn 
in Kelly township, 70 men were 
present. Something over eight hours 
were spent in rearing the building, 
during which time but one individ- 
ual was heard to swear, or take the 
name of God in vain. 
June 26, 1840. 

The creditors and debtors of Samu- 
el Kimber, formerly of the City of 
Philadelphia, now Union County, are 
hereby notified, that he has assign- 
ed all his property, real and personal, 
to the undersigned for payments of 
his debts. Henry W. Snyder, Assignee. 
July 3, 1840. 

Tippecanoe Song Book. Through 
the politeness of R. S. Elliot & Co., 
we have received a copy of the Tip- 
pecanoe Song Book. The song book is 
sold at the low rate of $8,00 per one 
hundred copies. 

A Grave Charge. The Lancaster Ex- 
aminer prefers a grave charge against 
Martin VanBuren — no less than that 
of defrauding a poor Revolutionary 
Soldier out of the amount of his pen- 
sion. What will such a man not com- 
mit? 

I'll Not Stand That Any How. A 
sturdy old Whig Democrat of the 
Jeffersonian school, was asked a few 
days with a sneer,by a friend of 
the administration how he liked to 
be called a "British Whig." "It is of 
no consequence to me," said the 
friend of a good government, "What 
they call me whether a whig, a trai- 
tor or a renegade, so long as they do 
not call be a VanBuren man. I'll not 
stand that, any how." 



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Mr. Long of Penn Township, died 
Sunday last, aged 77 years. 
July 10, 1840. 

Died. On the 25th ult., in Chap- 
man township, Mr. John Stahl, a revo- 
lutionary soldier, aged 85 years. 
July 17, 1840. 

Fire. On Monday evening last, the 
paper mill of Mr. John Bickel, of 
Beaver township, this county, with 
the entire stock belonging to Bickel 
and Dietrich, was consumed by fire. 
The origin of the fire is unaccount- 
ed for, as there had been none in the 
establishment for a week previous to 
the accident. The loss is estimated 
from 4 to $6000. The unfortunate 
sufferers are men of active and in- 
dustrious habits, and through this ac- 
cident lost the proceeds of their in- 
dustry for a number of years. We 
hope the liberality of the citizens of 
our country will not be found want- 
ing. 

Stray Cow. A cow strayed away 
from the premises of Samuel Bastress 
of Chapman township, on the 9th inst. 
The cow is light red with white spots 
gives milk and is five or six years 
old. Reward offered for its return. 
July 24, 1840. 

The following persons have been 
appointed district committees for the 
different townships in the county: 

Penns, Dr. Jacob Wagenseller, 
James Brewer, Isaac Robison, Geo. 
D. Miller, John Hehn, Samuel Pawl- 
ing, Daniel Ott. 

Chapman, Samuel Bastress, John 
Keller, Daniel Witmer, Adam Stahl, 
Geo. Herrold, Philip Herrold. 

Perry, Michael Gaugler, Peter 
Troup, George Rine, Peter Orbogast, 
Samuel German, John Orbogast. 

Washington. F. C. Moyer, Isaac 
Boyer, Jonas Snyder, Daniel Hilbish, 
Jacob Hummel, Peter Hackenberg. 

Middlecreek. Frederick Bouse, 
Dnniel Zieber, Henry Pontius, Mich- 
ael Keck, Jacob Kessler, Samuel 
Yoder. 

Centre. Jacob Fryer, Lewis Bert- 
ram, David Schwenk, John Swengle, 
John Gift, Frederick Hassinger. 

Beaver. Dr. Isaac Rothrock, Har- 
man Margarets, Daniel Bobb, An- 
drew Ulsh, Abram Middleswarth, J. 
T). Smith. John Kline, Solomon Rom- 
ig Jr., Wm. Roshong, Jacob Beaver, 
Jacob Kern. 

Centerville. Adam Welfly, John 
Hoff, Henry Mosser, Peter Reich, 
John Hackenberg. 

Messrs. June, Titus, Angevine & 



Co., will exhibit their extensive me- 
nagerie and aviary in Middleburff, 
July 29th. 

July 31, 1840. 

Assessors in the various townships 
wii: remember that it is their duty, 
under the late election law, to put 
up a list of voters on or before the 
first of August, at the place of hold- 
ing their elections, and such other 
places as the County Commission- 
ers may direct. 
August 14, 1840. 

Married. On the 24th of July Mr. 
Samuel Smith, of Middleburg, to 
Miss Elizabeth Bollender, of Centre 
township. On the 30th of July, Mr. 
Adam Guth, of Selinsgrove, to Miss 
Mary Sloar, of Union township. On 
the 9th of August, Mr. Da/ : .d Brion 
to Miss Mary Dinges, both of Middle- 
creek f-own?hip. On the 9th of August, 
Mr. Paul Benfer of Penns Township, 
Leach Bingaman of Beaver town- 
ship. On the 9th of Angust, Mr. Ja- 
cob Bolig, to Miss Christiana Breil, 
Loth of Middlecreek townsh/p. On iho 
1 1th of August, Mr. Daniel Leitzel 
to Miss Sarah Schneider, both of Uni- 
on township. 

List of Grand Jurors for September 
Term: 

Penns. Philip Gemberling. 

Beaver. — Jacob Long. 

Chapman. John Epright. 

Centre. David Schwenk Esq. 

Washington. Geo. Apple. 

List of Traverse Jurors for Sep- 
tember Term: 

Penns. Gee. Hartman, Leonard App 
Charles Fisher. 

Perry. Geo. Weikel, Edward Hayes. 

Chapman. Michael Shirk, Jacob 
Fisher, David Fisher, John Keller. 

Washington. John Haines, Daniel 
Shower, Wm. Teatz. 

Centre. Peter Reish, Michael Nei- 
man, John Herr. 

Beaver. John Troxel, Abncr Mid- 
dleswarth, Samuel Moyer, Solomon 
Romig, Ner Middleswarth and George 
Kaley. 

Simon Frank respectfully informs 
his friends and the public that he 
has taken the Beavertown hotel, sign 
of the Black Horse. 

John Lawrence opened a Temper- 
ance Hotel in Centerville, Union Co. 
August 21, 1840. 

Samuel Weirick, will offer for sale 
at the house of Jacob Fryer in Mid- 
dleburg, Saturday the 29th of August 
5000 acres of wood land situated in 
Centre and Beaver townships. 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS, No. 3. 



t 28, 1840. 
.o Can Beat This? We have been 
pi ->nted, and now have in our of- 
n a stalk of yellow corn measuring 
13 feet, 8 inches, raised on the farm 
of Capt. Hummel in Penn township. 
The same gentleman also brought 
to town 4 others of about the same 
length. 
September 4, 1840. 

J. H. Stailey and J. J. Harvey, of 
Centerville, known as the Stailey and 
Harvey firm, have dissolved partner- 
ship. 

Federal Van Buren, Sub-treasury, 
low wages, standing army tax ticket. 

Congress. John Snyder. 

Assembly. Isaac Lottenstine. 

Commissioner. Robert Swineford. 

Auditor. Philip Schnee. 

Toroner. Samuel Rodearmel. 

Trustees. R. G. H. Hayes, J. Bar- 
ber, Wm. Bilert. 

Dr. J. R. Lotz, of this place, pre- 
sented us Wednesday last, with a 
stalk of the Chinese Tree Corn, con- 
taining six large ears. We examined 
lot of this species of corn, owned by 
the same gentleman, nearly every 
stalk of which bears from 3 to 6 ears. 

Tall Corn. Last week we were pre- 
sented a VanBuren corn stalk meas- 
uring 13 feet 8 inches, raised by 
Captain Hummel, of Penn township. 
This week we were shown a real Har- 
rison Corn stalk, on the land of Mr. 
Bell, of Mifflinburg, measuring 15 
feet 3 inches. Another good Harri- 
son stalk was left at our office by 
Samuel Templeton, of Union town- 
ship, measuring 14 feet 6 inches. 

A Harrison, Tyler Reform Democ- 
racy meeting was held at the court 
House, at New Berlin, Wednesday, 



September 16th. There were 1078 
persons present. 

September 11, 1840. 

Died. On the 2nd inst., Mr. Jacob 
Wittenmyer, of Middleburg, aged 36 
years. 

Register's Notice. George Row, Ad- 
ministrator of Abraham Kreider, late 
of Penn township deed. 
September 18, 1840. 

Boys Do You Hear. A Harrison 
meeting was held in New Berlin on 
Wednesday last, at which between 
4 and 5000 freeman were present. 
Even the honest Locos admit there 
were 3000. Geo. A. Snyder, son of 
Gov. Simon Snyder was president. 

October 2, 1840. 

Why does John Snyder not resign 
his office as supervisor on the canal? 
Is it not because he knows that he 
cannot be elected. Not so bad John, 
"a bird in the hand is worth two in 
the bush." 
October 9, 1840. 

John Snyder has not yet resigned 
his office as supervisor on the canal. 
This is the man who declared that he 
would not take that appointment, but 
when he failed in being appointed 
Canal Commissioner, then he pounc- 
ed upon it like a hawk upon a red 
robin, notwithstanding he had promis- 
ed to assist and sign petitions for oth- 
ers to get it. Who has got the job at 
Shamokin Dam which Snyder adver- 
tised to let, and promised it to sev- 
eral persons if they would aid him in 
getting the nomination for Congress? 
Such humbug lettings will not take 
at the ballot box, if it did at the nomi- 
nation. Merrill and liberty against 
Snyder and a standing army. Choose 
for yourselves. SUNBURY. 



SNYDER COUNTY MARRIAGE BOOK AND INSCRIPTION BOOK. 



Snyder County Marriages, 266 pp $3.00 

Tombstone Inscriptions of Snyder County, 279 pp $3.00 

A Copy of Each Book Ordered at the Same Time will be Sent 

Postpaid for, $5.00 

GEO. W. WAGENSELLER, 
; , Publisher and Author, 

MIDDLEBURGH, PA. 



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The above is a likeness of the front of the Snyder County Court 
House, as remodeled during the year 1916. The original Court House 
was built in the years following 1355, when Snyder County was form- 
ed. This was remodelled and enlarged in 1867 at a cost of over $11,- 

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EARLY SNY DER COUNT Y HISTORY 

Items Taken From The Union Star of New Berlin, From 
Oct. 16, 1840 to Feb. 2, 1844. Pages 98—119. 

OLD PEOPLE'S CORNER. Pages 120—128. 



October 16, 1840. 

Appointment by tbe Governor. J. 

P. Gutelius, Prothonotary and clerk 
of the several courts of Union Coun- 
ty. Vice, Jacob H. Horning, deceased. 

The heirs of Henry Walter deceas- 
ed, late of Centre township, will sell 
real estate at public sale, Saturday 
the 10th of October. 
October 23, 1840. 

Congress. James Merrill 2311; Jno. 
Snyder 1444. 

Senator. James Mathers 2236; Jos- 
eph B. Ard, 1532. 

Assembly. Ner Middleswarth, 2213; 
John Funk, 2220; Joseph A. Bell, 
2219; Isaac Hottenstein, 1582; Jo- 
seph Kyle, 1582; R. D. Morrison, 
1578. 

Sheriff. Israel Gutelius, 2031; Dani- 
el Spigelmyer, 1724. 

Coroner. Mathew Brewer, 2216; 
Samuel Roadarmel, 1468. 

Commissioner. Samuel Boop, 2244; 
Robert Swineford, 1506. 

Auditor. John Bickel, 2287; Philip 
Schnee, 1503. 

Trustees. Daniel Bellman, 2180; 
Jacob Gable, Jr., 2185; Berryhill 
Bell, 2182; Robert G. H. Hayes, 
1476; James W. Barber, 1465; Wm. 
Filbert, 1463. 
November 6, 1840. 

Dissolution. The Partnership here- 
tofore existing between Israel Gu- 
telius and Wm. Fisher, in the Print- 
ing establishment of the Union Star 
has been dissolved by mutual consent 
November 3, 1840. 

List of Grand Jurors for Decem- 
ber Court: 

Penns. Geo. Miller, Philip Gember- 
ling. 

Perry. Philip Winey. 

Beaver, John D. Smith, Solomon 
Romig Jr., Andrew Ulsh. 

List of Traverse Jurors for Decem- 
ber Court: 

Beaver, Michael Ewig, John Bickel, 
George Overdorf, Henry Smith, Pat- 
er Kline, George Erb, Jacob Heinley, 
Jacob Fees, Jacob Gross. 



Penns. Valentine Laudenslap. er . 

Perry. Samuel Shadle, Daniel 
Watts, Peter Graybill, Jacob rjeich- 
enbach. 

Chapman. Abraham Zeigler, John 
Roath, Simon Herold, Adam Nerhood. 

Centre. Abraham Eisenhauer, John 
Smith, George Sampsel, John Schoch. 

Washington. Henry Arnold, John 
Miller, John Kantz, Isaac Bickel. 
November 13, 1840. 

The official election returns for 
President in Penna., was Harrison 
144,018; Van Buren 143,492, a ma- 
jority of 343. 
November 20, 1840. 

Teacher Wanted. A teacher cap- 
able of teaching English grammar, 
geography, arithmetic etc., is want- 
ed to take charge of the Isle of 
Que school. The school is very large 
and none but one who can come well 
recommended need apply. Apply to 
Jacob Riblet. 
November 27, 1840. 

We would respectfully request 
those who wish to have proceedings, 
communications etc., published in the 
STAR, to hand them to us on or be- 
fore Tuesday of each week. 
December 4, 1840. 

The Next Governor. The following 
are a list of gentlemen recommended 
by different papers as suitable per- 
sons for Governor of the Harrison 
Party: James Merrill, Henry W. Sny- 
der, Ner Midaieswarth and Robert P. 
Maclay, of Union County. 

December 11, 1840. 

Remarkable. None of the sons of 
the late Democratic Gov. Simon Sny- 
der, voted for Martin VanBuren, ex- 
cept one, whose name is John, and by 
the way he only intended to vote for 
him until he was elected to Congress, 
and then unfortunately for the Loco- 
focos refused to do so. However it 
some times so happens that a good 
tree may bear all good fruit except 
one apple may roll off and unfortu- 
nately be lost in the mud of locofo- 
cism. 



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99 



Interesting Fact — Mr. Dickson, the 
Harrison elector of Adams County, 
voted twice as Elector for George 
Washington, first president of the 
United States. Mr. Dickson is now 
about 75 years of age. 
December 25, 1840. 

The following committees were ap- 
pointed in the different townships in 
the second resolution: 

Beaver. Sol. Engle, Esq., Geo. Mil- 
ler, Peter Kline. 

Centre. Hon. George Kremer, Dr. 
J. Bibighouse, Isaac Smith Lewis 
Betram Esq. 

Washington. Henry Straub, John 
Motz, Peter Hackenberg, Henry Hil- 
bish. 

Middlecreek. Henry Wetzel, Jacob 
Kessler, Daniel Zieber. 

Perry. Hon. Adam Light, John K. 
Snyder, Samuel Shadle. 

Chapman. Frederick Kremer, J. G. 
Herrold, John Lenig. 

Penns. Dr. John Baskins, Charles 
Rhoads, John App, Geo. Bergstres- 
ser. 
January 1, 1841. 

Speaker of House of Representa- 
tives. We must acknowledge that we 
neglected to urge claims of our dis- 
tinguished member, Ner Middleswarth 
as Speaker of the House of Represen- 
tatives. Of all the members elected to 
that body he appears to be the most 
conspicuous person, and should sure- 
ly be elected Speaker. Mr. Middles- 
warth's known talents and long ex- 
perience as a Statesman — his sterl- 
ing and unbending republican prin- 
ciple, justly entitle him to the sta- 
tion. He heretofore presided over that 
body with dignity and decorum, and 
as far as we know, to the entire satis- 
faction of all members. His services 
in that capacity will be of great im- 
portance during the approaching ses- 
sion. We want a Speaker who is sound 
to the core, one who knows his duty 
and will do it, in short we want a 
Speaker, 'firm as the surge repelling 
rock' and such a man is Ner Middles- 
warth. 
January 8, 1841. 

Tiie Weather. On Friday last, snow 
fell at this place to the depth of a- 
bout 15 inches. The state of the 
weather became so intense cold, that 
on Tuesday morning following the 
thermometer stood at 22% degrees 
below zero. 

At the last December court, Henry 
Christ and Casper Arnold, both of 
Chapman township, were indicted, tri- 



ed and convicted for riotously dis- 
turbing the peace of the election. The 
sentence of the court was. that each 
pay a fine of $50. costs of prosecu- 
tion be imprisoned in the county jail 
for two months, and stand committed 
until the sentence be compiled with. 
On the 4th inst., they were pardoned 
by the Governor and the fine remit- 
ted. Mr. Christ was also indicted for 
assault and battery, to which bill he 
plead guilty and was fined one dollar 
and costs of prosecution and stand 
committed until the sentence be com- 
piled with. Mr. Arnold is an aged man 
and it is believed was brought into 
this matter unjustly, upon the recep- 
tion of the reprieve, he had the neces- 
sary costs and was immediately set 
at liberty. Mr. Christ is still in con- 
finement and being poor, is waiting 
to be relieved by the helping hand 
of his friends, but whether those who 
urged him into his present situation 
will now show their generosity re- 
mains to be seen. 

Hon. Ellis Lewis was president 
judge of this county. Associate judges 
Hon. George Schnable and Adam 
Light. 
January 29, 1841. 

Taverns. There are seventy five 
licensed taverns in Unicn County. 
And for what purpose are they licens- 
ed? To sell liquor. But do the people 
of Union County actually need so 
many licensed houses for such a pur- 
pose? No-not one; and every true 
friend of Temperance will make the 
same response. Shall we then be in- 
active, and make no effort to reduce 
the number? Not if we are true to 
our principles. But what can we do? 
We can petition the court, and they 
will hear us, and answer our peti- 
tions. The court will reduce the num- 
ber of taverns in every Borough and 
township, if they are asked to do it, 
for they have done the same in other 
counties. Should not the friends of 
Temperance, then go to work? And 
let us bear in mind that this work, 
when once begun will not depend 
upon the efforts of the Temperance 
men alone. There are many towns 
and places cursed with dram shops 
of the lowest order, which many peo- 
ple who feel no interest in the Tem- 
perance cause, would cheerfully as- 
sist in removing. The only business 
of these shops is to make drunkards, 
and produce vice, misery and want; 
and the people want it. And every 
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good citizen, be he Temperance or 
anti Temperance, will give his aid & 
influence whenever any opportunity 
is afforded. To work then let us go. 
Circulate remonstrances in every 
Borough and township throughout 
the county, give all an opportunity 
to sign, bring them up before the 
Court on Monday morning of next 
sessions and I will stake the reputa- 
tion of a Temperance man on the re- 
sult. 

List of Grand Jurors for February 
Court: 

Penns. George Gemberling. 
Perry. Nicholas Minium. 
Middlecreek. Jacob Kessler, Con- 
rad Stuck. 

Centre. George Aurand, George 
Sampsell, David Weirick. 

List of Traverse Jurors for Feb- 
ruary Court: 

Washington. John C. Moyer, Jonas 
Snyder, John Gingrich. 

Penns. John Fisher, John Hall, Ja- 
cob Crawford, Leonard App, Philip 
Kauntz. 

Beaver. Andrew Fetterolf. 
Center. Michael Swengle, Freder- 
ick Hassinger, Isaac Smith. 
Chapman. Abraham Luke. 
List of Petit Jurors for February 
Court: 

Beaver. Philip Kinney, Jacob 
Dreese, Solomon Romig, Aaron Mid- 
dleswarth. 

Centre. James Barbin, David 
Schoch. 

Chapman. Samuel Bastress, Mich- 
ael Beashore, Wm. Kelly. 

Penns. Jacob Fisher, Jacob Ott. 
February 12, 1841. 

Joseph A. Bell, Member of the 
House of Representatives, and Geo. 
A. Snyder, transcribing Clerk of the 
senate, will please accept our thanks 
for public documents. 

The following is a petition prepar- 
ed by the Committee: 

To the Honorable the Senate and 
House of Representatives of the Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania, in gen- 
eral Assembly met: We the subscrib- 
ers of the counties of Centre, Union 
and Northumberland and would re- 
spectfully represent: That the Cross- 
cut forming a communication be- 
tween the west branch Canal and the 
borough of Lewisburg, has been for 
more than one year so much impair- 
ed by accidents and time as to ren- 
der it daring that time, altogether un- 
navagable; and consequently of no 



use whatever either to the state or to 
ourselves; in confirmation of which 
we respectfully refer the senate and 
House of Representatives, to report 
of the Canal Commissioners, who 
nevertheless, in their estimate of the 
sum required for Repairs on the Wust 
Branch Canal unfortunately overlook- 
ed this important poition of the Penn- 
sylvania improvements, as the amount 
of tolls (more than $8000 annually) 
arising from imports and exports 
from the borough of Lewisburg, ex- 
ceeds that of any other port on the 
West Branch Canal, paying toll for 
crossing the bridge between them, 
etc., and as we have been waiting till 
our patience is exhausted for the 
Canal Commissioners to make these 
repairs so essential to the interests 
both of the state and to ourselves, we 
earnestly but respectfully solicit your 
honorable bodies to appropriate the 
requisite sum for the purpose above 
stated immediately; and to direct the 
said Canal Commissioners to repair 
the said Cross-cut in a manner which 
their superior wisdom shall dictate 
and as early next spring as may be in 
their power; and your petitioners as 
in duty bound will ever pray. 

Married. On the 27th of December, 
George Miller, Esq., Mr. Jacob Houtz 
to Miss Anna Hall, both of Beaver 
township. 

February 26, 1841. 

All Right. We are gratified to learn 
that when the Judges of our Court 
had received correct information re- 
specting the Tavern licenses in Frea- 
burg, they very cheerfully rescinded 
the refusal of F. C. Moyer's Tavern 
License, and granted him a license. It 
would really be a mockery of th? 
true meaning of the law, to refuse a 
license to one of the ^^st taverns in 
the county. We say without fear of 
contradiction, there is none surpasses 
it for accommoaation, as a tavern for 
Temperance and respectability. We 
believe that the intention of the Judg- 
es is only to refuse license to those 
who grossly violate the License Law, 
and not those who keep houses to the 
true spirit and meaning of the law. 

Receiots and Expenditures of Uni- 
on County, TUITION: 

Penns. Mary A. Crain $8.69; John 
Emmit $39.19; Wm. Fisher $26.70; 
J. M. App $27.16; Aaron Weidman 
$5:60; Jacob Musselman $54. R. C. 
Fisher $4.41; E. F. Wright, $8.27; 
Jeremiah Madden $56. Total $121.12. 



Centre. J. Highly $9.84; J. Cross- 
grove, $7.68, Total $17.52. 

Middlecreek. Daniel Snyder $2.63. 

Washington. Wm. Gardner, $5.15. 
March 12, 1841. 

To The Public. Whereas, an in- 
dictment was found against me by 
the Grand Jury of Union County, at 
the last September Sessions for a 
libel on Irsael Gutelius, for an article 
which appeared in the Union Times 
in July last. As Mr. Gutelius says it 
is not his intention to press the prose- 
cution, for the purpose of injuring 
me, in justice to himself. I feel it to 
be my duty as well as myself, to state 
that the article in question appeared 
in the Times without, to state that 
the article in question appeared in 
the Times without my knowledge or 
consent. That I had no knowledge 
nor evidence of the facts therein 
charged on him, either then or since 
etc., that at no time have I approved 
of the publication, with a view to 
injure Mr. Gutelius. I cheerfully make 
this* acknowledgement and the whole 
matter is now settled. JACOB 
REICHLY, December 13, 1839. 

We have not published this that we 
have any ill will against Mr. Reich- 
ly, but to let the public fairly see and 
understand how the "Union Times" 
is conducted. We appeal to the public 
what confidence or reliance can you 
have in a public journal where no 
one will be responsible for what ap- 
pears. If you read an article in the 
''Union Times" who do you suppose 
is the author? Reichly — No. He bit- 
terly denies ever knowing a word that 
is in the paper. Than it must be the 
boys or some person in the dark who 
is afraid to let himself be known to 
the public. Will the Van Buren party 
recognize boys to be their leaders and 
dictators, or some one in the dark 
that they do not know. 

Penn Township. The friends of 
Harrison and Reform in Penns town- 
ship have nominated the following 
ticket: Constable, George Adams; 
Judge H. W. Snyder; Inspector, W. 
F. Wagenseller; Supervisors, John 
Stailey and Henry Laudenslager; Ov- 
erseers, Charles Rhoads and William 
Mover; Auditors, Samuel Pawling, 
Charles Smith, Capt. John Hehn; 
Township Clerk, Jacob Riblet; Asses- 
sor, Samuel Boyer Jr., School Direc- 
tors, Daniel Miller, Benj. Ulrich, Val- 
entine Laudenslager, David Heiser, 
Geo. Gemberling, Sr., Capt. John 
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List of township Committees. 

Penns. Dr. Jacob Wagenseller, 
John Hehn, Samuel Pawling, Daniel 
Ott, Isaac Robison, George D. Mil- 
ler. 

Chapman. Samuel Bastress, John 
Keller, Daniel Witrner, Adam Stahl, 
George Herold, Philip Herold. 

Perry, Michael Gaugler, Peter Or- 
bogast, Samuel German, John Orbo- 
gast. 

Washington. Peter Hackenberg, F. 

C. Moyer, Isaac Boyer, Jonas Snyder, 
Daniel Hilbish, Jacob Hummel. 

Middlecreek. Frederick Bouse, 
Daniel Zieber, Henry Pontius, Mich- 
ael Keck, Jacob Kessler, Samuel 
Yoder. 

Center. Jacob Fryer, Lewis Bert- 
ram, David Schwenk,' John Swengel, 
John Gift, Frederick Hassingcr. 

Center, Jacob Fryer, Lewis Bert- 
ram, David Schwenk, John Swengel, 
John Gift, Fredrick Hassinger. 

Beaver, Dr. Isaac Rothrock, 
Harman Margarets, Daniel Boop, 
Andrew Ulsh, Abr. Middleswarth, J. 

D. Smith, John Kline, Solomon Romig 
Jr., Wm. Roshong, Jacob Beaver, 
Jacob Kern. 

Centerville, Adam Welfiy, John 
Hoff, Henry Mosser, Peter Reish 
John Hackenberg. 

Number cf taxable inhabitants in 
the several school districts of the 
county, according to the enumera- 
tions of 1835 and 1839: 

1835 1839 

Beaver, 435 528 

Centre, 436 424 

Chapman, 231 256 

Penns, 484 466 

Perry, 214 231 

Union, 282 353 

Washington, 230 255 

March 19, 1841. 

The Union Times. We have last 
week proven and conclusively shown 
how wretchedly the "Union Times" 
is conducted. They still continue 
ubli: hing the false and malicious 
obligations against the Commission- 
ers of this County, which we have 
shown and p v oven to be untrue. We 
dare any responsible man to come 
out in the "Union Times" or any other 
paper over his own signature, and 
deny any of the statements we have 
made, and say that they are untrue, 
respecting the county printing. We 
will prove any such person a liar and 
falsifier in a Court of Justice. We 
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the "Union Times" which wo neglect- 
ed last week to notice. Extract from 
the "Times" of March 5, 1841. "We 
would have done the county print- 
ing last year for $65." And reading 
on a few lines further the same pa- 
per says. "We did not propose to do 
the county printing last year for that 
amount." The Times also says they 
proposed to do all the printing em- 
anating from the County this year 
for the comparative small sum of $65. 
A more base fouler, malicious state- 
ment was never published. For the 
satisfaction of the public we do say, 
that Reichley, or any of his boys or 
any other person, has ever made any 
offer to do the Sheriff's printing, ema- 
nating from the county at any price. 
And yet the "Union Times" publish- 
ed and republished that they did of- 
fer to do all the printing emanating 
from the county. We also dare any 
person to publish that either Reich- 
ley or any other person made any 
offer to us to do any part of the 
printing at any price. And we will 
pledge ourselves for the satisfaction 
of all parties, if such a publication 
shall appear, with a responsible signa- 
ture, that we will arraign him before 
tribunal where justice will prevail 
and the truth be sustained. 
March 26, 1841. 

Henry Orwig has taken out let- 
ters of administration for the estate 
of George Orwig, late of the borough 
of Mifflinburg. 
April 2, 1841. 

Died. On the 19th ult., in Chap- 
man township, Mr. Peter Clemens, a 
Revolutionary soldier, aged about 
84 years. On the 9th ult, in Middle- 
burg. 

Frederick, son of Jacob Smith, ag- 
ed 5 years, 2 months and 19 days. 
On the 8th ult., in Beavertown, Mrs. 
Elizabeth, consort of John Backer, 
aged 48 years. On the 2nd ult., in 
Beaver township, Mr. Jonathan Brun- 
ner, aged 22 years. 
April 9, 1841. 

Publication of an obituary of 
President Harrison. 
April 16, 1841. 

Daniel Ott applied to the May 
court for license for a tavern in Penn 
township. Signers: Charles Smith, 
Benj. Ulrich, Isaac Gerhart, L. Stine, 
Henry Keefer, Henry C. Eyer, Geo. 
Rishel, Jas. K. Davis, John Bassler, 
Joseph Walter, John Deitrich, G. 
Schnure. 



Daniel Hoff applied for license to 
the May Court for license for a tav- 
ern in the town of Centerville. Sign- 
ers: J. H. Stailey, John Lenhart, 
Geo. Sampsel, Henry Grobb, Chris- 
tian Kerr, Jacob Kern, Jno. Farns- 
worth, Geo. Young, Charles Yerger, 
Wm. Crossgrove, Conrad Woefley, 
Peter Reish, George Loss, Abraham 
Humer, Wm. Kuhn, John Hoff, 
Henry Musser, Michael Yeisley, Hen- 
ry Hoff, John Mohn, Peter Mohn, 
John Sanders, Jacob Kuhn. 

John Hoff applied for license to the 
May court for a tavern in the town 
of Centerville. Signers: John H. 
Stailey. Jacob Hartman, George 
Loss, Gideon Delong, George Samp- 
sel, Harry Stark, Charles Yerger, Jno. 
Mohn, Daniel Hoff, Peter Reish, Ja- 
cob Aurand, Wm. Kuhn, Jno. Farns- 
worth, George Young, Levi Bertram, 
Jacob Kuhn, Peter Mohn. 

Henry Mich applied to the May 
Court for license to keep a tavern 
in the town of Adamsburg. Signers: 
Geo. Miller, Samuel Kessler, Henry 
Gross, Daniel Bob, John Moyer, Jacob 
Bieber, Peter Harbs'ter, George Goss, 
Solomon Engle, Charles Kaley, Aaron 
Middleswarth, Abr. H. Middleswarth, 
Henry Rauch, John Hartley, George 
Roth. 

Daniel Shower applied to the May 
Court for license to keep a tavern in 
Washington township. Signers: F. C. 
Moyer, Philip Roush, Henry Stroub, 
Geo. C. Moyer, Isaac Boyer, John 
Hummel, Daniel Garman, Samuel 
Stroub, Daniel Glass, John Gingrich, 
John Hains, David Reish, Wm. Ar- « 
bogast. 

Charles Wireman applied to the 
May court for license to keep a tav- 
ern in the town of Beavertown: 
Signers: Simon Frank, John M. 
Boush, Simon Aigler, Sem. Witten- 
myer, Jacob Freed, John Bingaman, 
Moses Specht, Henry Young, Isaac 
Rothrock, William Weirick, Solomon 
Engel, Jacob Bertch. 

John Smith applied to the May 
Court for license to keep a tavern 
in the town of Middleburg. Signers: 
George Mootz, Jacob Wittenmyer, J. 
Bibighouse; Henry S. Boyer, Peter 
Frain, Jacob Aurand, J. S. Smith, 
Frederick Bower, Lewis Bertram, 
John Highly, Geo. Yarnall, David 
Schwenk. 
April 23, 1841. 

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vocate. I have made arrangements 
with Mr. Israel Gutelius publisher 
of the "Union Star" to supply those 
subscribers who are not now subscrib- 
ers to the Star in the bounds of Uni- 
on County, with the Star to complete 
the remaining six numbers of the first 
half volume, which will, when com- 
pleted make Vol. 1, No. 26 of the Ad- 
vocate. WM. FISHER. 

I have agreed with Wm. Fisher 
proprietor of the People's Advocate, 
to furnish his subscribers in Union 
county (those that are not subscrib- 
ers to the Union Star) with six 
copies, which he said would furnish 
them with the paper for one half 
year, and for said six copies Wm. 
Fisher is to receive the pay — the 
first number of the six copies to be 
furnished to Mr. Fisher's subscrib- 
ers will be No. 11 and the last No. 
17. I will respectfully ask the sub- 
scribers of the Advocate to continue 
the Union Star, after the time is ex- 
pired that I have agreed to furnish. 
I will continue to send the paper af- 
ter No. 17 and from that time, if you 
continue the paper, you are sub- 
scribers to the Union Star. ISRAEL 
GUTELIUS. 

Tavern License. We have under- 
stood and we believe it to be true, 
that the law, compelling the appli- 
cants for Tavern licenses, to publish 
the same in a paper, is repealed until 
the first of June. We have informed 
all those that we have had an oppor- 
tunity of seeing, concerning the pub- 
lication of Tavern License in our pa- 
per, that it was said the law was re- 
pealed and asked if we should dis- 
continue the advertisement. The ans- 
wer was that they should be con- 
tinued, and some said that they 
would have it published so that the 
people might see that they could get 
respectable signers, that were willing 
to give their names to be published. 
If there are any that want their ad- 
vertisement for Tavern License dis- 
continued, will please inform us. 

Michael Neitz applied to the May 
court for license to keep a tavern in 
the town of Charlestown, Penns 
Township. Signers : Charles Smith, Ja- 
cob Riblet, Lewis White, Jos. Eyster, 
Peter Richter, Peter Miller, John 
Hehn, George Adams, J. Wagensel- 
ler, Francis Eckelman, John Hart- 
man Jr. Frederick Starick, Henry 
Keeffer, S. Gemberling. 



J. G. Herrold applied to the May 
Court for license to keep a tavern in 
Chupman township. Signers: John 
Lenig, George Arnold, John H. Shaf- 
fer, Philip Herrold, George Herrold, 
John Arnold, John Herrold, Frederick 
Stahl, Daniel Witmer, S. S. Back- 
house, Samuel Bastress. 
May 7, 1841. 

May 20th, the corner stone of the 
new church will be laid. The church 
is located 1 V 2 miles north of Buffalo 
Cross Roads. 
May 21, 1841. 

Reward. $50. Reward will be paid 
for the apprehension and delivery 
of John Russel, at the jail of Union 
county, who broke out of the said 
jail on the evening of the 6th of May. 
Russel was confined to jail for horse 
stealing. Said Russel is from 23 to 
25 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches high, 
slim of stature, has had the small 
pox and is completely pox marked, 
has a red face with a peaked nose 
with a scare on it. Had on when he 
left the jail a blue tight bodied coat 
with large gilt buttons, and on the 
back of the coat a crow's foot, 
striped cashmere pantaloons, monroe 
shoes, and a pair of hobbles. ISRAEL 
GUTELIUS, Sheriff of Union Co. 
May 28, 1841. 

Tavern License. According to the 
'promise in our last week's paper re- 
specting Tavern License, we now pro- 
ceed. We understood the court to say 
that a petition presented according as 
the law requires, was all that was 
necessary to obtain License; Provid- 
ed, that there was no evidence pro- 
duced before the court that the 
House was not kept in accordance 
with the act of Assembly, that is to 
' encourage gambling, drunkenness 
and other vices; the court in all cases 
will refuse license, and the court is 
very desirous that all the Tavern 
keepers in the county should fairly 
understand that and act accordingly. 
We have made this statement from 
friendly feelings to the Tavern keep- 
ers of Union County, and we hope 
that they will conduct their taverns 
so that the Court can grant them li- 
cense again next year. 

On Tuesday last (June 1st) by 
Solomon Engle Esq., Mr. Adam Stout 
was married to Miss Sarah Howell, 
both of Beaver township. 

June 18, 1841. 

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in the Union Star: Harrison, Tyler — 
One Presidential Term and no Sub- 
Treasury. 

Caution Notice. Mark M'Lees cau- 
tions all persons from taking or pur- 
chasing a note, which I gave to Jacob 
Fryer, of Middleburg, for seventy or 
seventy five dollars, as he has not 
received the value of it, nor will he 
pay same unless compelled by law. 

Market. The following is the Phila- 
delphia market prices: Flour, $4.75; 
wheat, $1.00; rye, .55 cents; corn 56 
cents, oats 38 cents; cloverseed $3.87, 
flaxseed $1.33. 

Shall Corruption Continue. We 
have shown beyond the power of con- 
tradiction that the canal commission- 
ers have been guilty of corruption 
in the discharge of their official duties 
that they have allotted contracts to 
their relatives and political friends as 
much higher prices then the average 
of good bidders, THEREBY ROB- 
BING THE STATE OF THOUS- 
ANDS, RENDERING THE TREAS- 
URY BANKRUPT AND FORCING 
AN EXTRA IMPOSITION OF TAX- 
ES ON THE PEOPLE. These commis- 
sioners will be continued in office if 
Gov. Porter is re-elected — it remains 
then with the democracy of the Key- 
stone to say, whether they will per- 
mit this indiscriminate plunder, or 
drive the spoilers from their party. 
Har. Telegraph. 
July 9, 1841. 

Reward. Michael Kleckner, Treas- 
urer of Union County, offers a re- 
ward of $60. for capturing the per- 
son who stole between $500 and $700 
from him, Tuesday night. Suspicion 
rests on a certain Geo. Johnson, a 
journeyman taylor lurking around 
here. 

The following Editorial appeared in 
this issue: The Adler was not pub- 
lished this week, I was disappointed 
in getting my paper. JOHN SMITH. 
July 16, 1841. 

Forged Name. Notice to Reichly 
& Co., conductors and proprietors of 
the Union Times:- This is to notify 
you that you have forged my name 
to a Court Proclamation, published in 
your paper of last week, and further 
notice is given you that you are re- 
quested to call immediately at our 
office and make satisfaction for this 
conduct, or we will deal with you as 
we should with such men. As you are 
in the habit of publishing matters in 
your paper and asking pay for such 
matters that you were never employ- 



ed or requested to publish. You have 
published some county matters 
copied from the Union Star, which 
you never was ordered to do by the 
commissioners and for what you have 
brought suit against the county. The 
plan taken by you to produce your 
paper, and upon the ground that it 
is in your paper your claim pay. We 
also notify you that you are not au- 
thorized to use my name on any oc- 
casion. 

Appointed Postmaster. Mr. Samu- 
el Bastress, of Chapman township, 
was appointed postmaster of thar 
township. 

Crops. In Union County we have 
had a common crop of hay; reason- 
able crop of rye; a poor crop of 
wheat on account of the fly; splendid 
crop of oats and an abundant crop 
of corn. 

Married. On the 4th inst by James 
Harrison Esq., Mr. William Cornelius 
of this place, to Miss Louisa Ben- 
fer, of Union Twp. 

Died. On the 7th inst., Mrs. Anna 
Catherine Spangler, of Union town- 
ship, aged 79 years. 
List of Grand Jurors for September 

Court: 

Beaver. James Mitchel, Jacob Hine- 
ly, Solomon Engle, Philip Markley, 
George Wagner and Peter Bobb. 

Centre. John Kern, Jonathan 
Farnsworth. 

Peter. Peter Troup, Henry Meiser. 

Washington. Peter Hertz Jr. 
List of Traverse Jurors for Septem- 
ber Court. 

Beaver, John Bickle, Samuel Moy- 
er, Michael Gerhart, Simon Aigler 
and Daniel Klose. 

Penns. Jacob Barger, W. F. Wag- 
enseller, Charles Hughes, Daniel L. 
Baker, Benjamin Smith, Peter Mil- 
ler. 

Perry. George Fisher and John Ar- 
bogast. 

Washington. Daniel German, Isaac 
Boyer, Elias Mengas, Daniel P. Hil- 
bish. 

Chapman. Frederick Kremer, Mi- 
chnel Shirk. 

Middlecreek. John Courtney, Jacob 
Schoch Jr., Geo. Dauberman, Michael 
Keck. 
July 23, 1841. 

Mr. Daniel Baker, of Selinsgrove, 
has been appointed Postmaster of 
that place, in room of Anthony Kinst- 
ler. 

Israel Gutelius, sheriff will sell at 
home of Francis Frank, of New Ber- 



lin, two printing presses, type, cases 
and household goods. 

Court Adv. Union County ss. In 

the matter of the Institution, return 
and confirmation of the real estate 
of Adam Fisher, late of Penns town- 
ship, deed. Union County ss. In the 
matter of Inquisition, return and con- 
firmation of the real estate of John 
Shaffer, late of Perry township, deed. 
August 6, 1841. 

The following persons have been 
appointed Postmasters in our county 
by the Democratic Whig administra- 
tion: John Smith, Middleburg; Moses 
Specht, Beaver; Samuel Bastress, 
Chapman ; Daniel L. Baker, Selins- 
grove. 

Ner Middleswarth declined for be- 
ing a candidate for the Legislature. 
August 13, 1841. 

Frederick C. Moyer was appointed 
postmaster in Freeburg. 

The Union Star Printing Establish- 
ment, of New Berlin, was offered for 
sale. 

Convention. A Democratic Whig 
County Convention was held at the 
Court House, New Berlin, Monday, 
Aug. 9th, at which time the follow- 
ing delegates were appointed: 

Beaver. John D. Smith, John Trox- 
ell. 

Centre. Michael Schwengel, Geo. 
Souers. 

Centerville, John Hoff, J. A. Woel- 

fiy. 

Washington, Jacob GermSan, Ja- 
cob Hautz. 

Penns. Dr. J. Wagenseller, Benj. 
Smith. 

Perry. Peter Troup, Peter Arbo- 
gast. 

Chapman. Casper Arnold, J. Walls. 

Middleereek. Frederick Baus, Ja- 
cob Schoch. 
August 20, 1841. 

The following are the Democratic 
Whig County Nominations: Assemb- 
ly, John A. VanValzah, Prothonotary, 
William Roshong; Commissioner, Ja- 
cob McCurly; Treas. Michael Kleck- 
ner; Auditor, George Meixell; Trus- 
tees, Jacob Smith, John Reber Jr., 
F. C. Moyer. 
August 2"^ 1841. 

The county Commissioners, Jacob 
Hummel, Henry Hilbish and Samuel 
Boop advertised a letting for a bridge 
across the Penns Creek near Ritters 
saw mill and Christopher Seebold's 
new grist mill in Union township, this 
county. This bridge is to be built like 



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the one that crosses the Penns Creek 
near Centerville. 
September 3, 1841. 

Dr. Wagenseller was a member of 
the standing committee. 

Appointments. The following town- 
ship committees were made by the 
Democratic Whig Standing Commit- 
tee: 

Penns. Matthew Brewer, chairman ; 
John Hall, Wm. F. Wagenseller, Isaac 
Roberson, George A. Snyder, Daniel 
Ott, Francis A. Boyer, John Hahn, 
George Hartman, Samuel Pawling, 
Samuel Boyer. 

Chapman. Daniel Witmer, Chair- 
man; John Keller, John Staffer, Phil- 
in Herald, Casper Arnold, Samuel 
Bastress, John Troup, Adam Stahl, 
Geo. Herald. 

Perry. Michael Gaugler, Chairman; 
Peter Troup, Samuel German, Peter 
Arbogast, George Rine. 

Washington. Peter Hackenburg, 
Chairman ; John C. Moyer, Jacob 
Hummel. Col. Henry Straub, Jacob 
Houtz, Jonathan Snyder, Isaac Boy- 
er. 

Middleereek. Frederick Baus, 
Chairman; Jacob Kessler, Michael 
Keck, Daniel Ceiber, Henry Pontius, 
Samuel Yoder, Jacob Schoch. 

Centre. Jacob Fryer, Chairman, 
Lewis Bertram; John Smith, David 
Schwenk, Jacob Aurand, Frederick 
Hassinger, John Swengel. 

Beaver. Ner Middleswarth, Chair- 
man; Solomon Engle, Dr. Isaac Roth- 
rock, Adam Smith, Jacob Kern, Solo- 
mon Romig Jr., Herman Margarets, 
Andrew Ulsh, Jacob Beaver, John 
Kline and John D. Smith. 

Centerville, John Staily, Chairman; 
John Hoff, Peter Reish, Adam Woelf- 
ly and Henry Mosser. 

Jacob Martin was administrator in 
the estate of Philip Wart, late of Per- 
ry Township, deed. 

Our paper has been issued this 
week two days earlier on account that 
we may get ready to move the press 
to our new office. 

John Hartman Jr., and George 
Keen were* administrators in the es- 
tate of Benjamin Shuck, late of 
Penns Twp., deed. 
September 17, 1841. 

We owe an apology to our reader?" 
for lack of news this week as we mov- 
ed our printing office and had vari- 
ous matters to attend to. 
October 1, 1841. 

Married. On the 26th ult., by Lew- 
is Bertram Esq., Mr. Jacob Kremer, 



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of Venango County, to Miss Cather- 
ine Reish, of Centre Twp. 

October 15, 1841. 

The proprietor of this paper, whilst 
being out on business last Monday a- 
bout four miles from town, was so 
unfortunate as to fall out of his con- 
veyance & breaking his leg, injuring 
himself otherwise considerably. In 
consequence thereof, and on account 
that our supply of paper was delay- 
ed, occassioned by the break in the 
canal, we were unable to publish our 
paper at the regular time. Our read- 
ers will therefore have indulgence. 
October 22, 1841. 

Died. In Selinsgrove on the 12th 
inst., Mrs. Hannah Brewer, widow of 
John Brewer, aged 78 years. 
October 29, 1841. 

The Sheriff sale of Francis Frank 
Printing office and other property will 
take place on Friday, Nov. 5th. Those 
having cash will be able to purchase 
cheap. 

Died. On the 21st inst., in Penns 
township, Mrs. Elizabeth Crotzer, 
wife of Philip Crotzer, aged 60 years. 
November 12, 1841. 

Died at New Berlin, Union County, 
Oct. 29th, 1841, of cancer, James 
Merrill, Esq., in the 52nd year of his 
age. 
List of Grand Jurors for December 

Court: 

Penns. John Hain, Hurling B. 
Hetrick. 

Beaver. Andrew Ulsh, Solomon 
Romig, Isaac Fees. 

Washington, Isaac Boyer, Isaac 
Bickel. 

Middlecreek. John Erdley. 

Chapman. Geo. Herald, George C. 
Herald, Jacob Brubaker Jr. 
List of Traverse Jurors for Decem- 
ber Court: 

Centre. John Stailey. 

Beaver. Henry Miller, Abner Mid- 
dleswarth, Joseph Fees, Daniel Keim, 
Jacob Long, Henry Schwartz. 

Penns. Henry Hartman, Geo. Close. 
Francis A. Boyer, John Woodling, 
Samuel Paulinp,, Samuel Boyer Jr. 

Perry. Jacob Graybill. 

Washington, John Hains, William 
Schnee, John Dups. 

Chepman David Fisher, Ira Seer. 
November 26, 1841. 

Or. Friday l?st it commenced snow- 
ing at about 10 o'clock in the morn- 
ing and continued on during the day. 
The snow must have been three or 
four inches deep in the evening. It 
really made us feel quite merry to 



hear the sleigh bells jingle. 
December 3, 1841. 

The population of Philadelphia and 
suburbs in 1830 was 167,811 and in 
1840 it was 225,359. 

The proprietor of this paper has 
now been confined in bed for nearly 
eight weeks, in consequence of the 
fractures of his leg, and it is not like- 
ly that he will soon be able to leave it. 
The heavy expenses of the printing 
office and the inability to go and col- 
lect any money, induce him to re- 
spectfully request those patrons which 
are in arrear to bring or send some 
cash, for which he would be very 
thankful. 

Our next court will commence on 
the 13th inst. which will offer a good 
opportunity. 

Married. On Sunday, the 21st of 
November by Solomon Engle, Esq., 
Mr. Henry Fetterolf to Miss Anna 
Weiand, both of Beaver township. 
On Thursday, the 25th of November 
by the same, Mr. Henry Etzler to 
Miss Barbara Kern, both of Beaver 
township. 
December 10, 1841. 

Beat It Who Can? A two and one 
half yr. old steer, of Durham breed, 
raised on the farm of the late James 
Merrill Esq., was slaughtered in this 
place, Tuesday last, and weighed 670 
lbs., clear meat, the hide weighing 96 
lbs. 

Married. On Sunday, the 5th of 
December by Solomon Engle Esq., 
Mr. William Stumpff, of Beaver town- 
ship to Miss Catherine Barbara Bow- 
ersox, of Mifflin county. On the 5th 
inst., by Lewis Bertram, Mr. Ellis 
Fuhrmnn. of Beaver township to Miss 
M^rie Swartzlander, of Centre town- 
ship. 
December 31, 1841. 

We inform the public that we are 
now prepared to do all kind of job, 
book ^nd pamphlet printing, English 
and German. 

The next quarter of the New Ber- 
lin Female Seminary will commence 
on the first Monday in January 1842. 

Henry Crossgrove, who had a store 
in Beaver township, sold the same. 
January 14, 1842. 

Robert P. Maclay and James Math- 
ers were the Senators of the 8th 
district, composed of Huntingdon, 
Mifflin. Juniata, Perry and Union. J. 
H. M'Crum, Wm. Ross, John A. Van- 
v.ilz^h were the Representatives from 
Mifflin, Juniata and Union counties. 



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Mr. Simcn Frank, of Beavertown, 
has moved his store and tavern, and 
where he is now ready to accommo- 
date travellers and all others who 
may give him a call. 

Henry A. Smith, of Middleburg, 
Centre township applied for license. 
The following were the signers: Lew- 
is Bertram, David Swengel, Jacob 
Aurand, David Schwenk, G. Kremer, 
John Smith, George Yarnall, Michael 
Swengel, Jacob Wittenmyer, Joseph 
Hassinger, Absalom Snyder, John 
Highley. 

Samuel Bastress, of Chapman twp. 
applied for license to keep a tavern 
at his old stand in Chapman town- 
ship. The following persons signed 
the petition: Abraham Brubaker, Ab- 
raham Zeiglcr, Valentine Haas Jr., 
Philip Herrold, S. S. Backhouse, Jno. 
Lenig, Philip Moyer, Daniel Witmer, 
John Troup, J. G. Herrold, Johnson 
Hall, Ira Sayrs, John Witmer and 
Wm. Kelly. 

Frederick C. Moyer, of Freeburg, 
applied for license in the town of 
Freeburg. The following persons sign- 
ed the petition : Philip Roush, Jacob 
Houtz, George Apple, John Dubs, Jno 
Motz, Henry Mowrer, David Bot- 
dorf, P. Hackenburg, Peter Mertz, 
Christian Houts St., W. F. Schnee, 
Henry Straub, John C. Boyer, Andrew 
Roush. 

Daniel Garman, of Freeburg, ap- 
plied for license to keep a tavern in 
Washington Township. The follow- 
ing were the signers: J. Q. Moore, J. 
C. Boyer, Isaac Boyer, Jacob Men- 
ges, Andrew Roush, Henry Straub, 
Geo. Stroup, John Motz, John Dubb, 
George Hilbish, Peter Mertz, Henry 
Mertz, Jacob German, Ludwig Arbo- 
gast, W. F. Schnee, Henry Hilbish. 
January 20, 1842. 

Daniel Hoff, of Centre township, 
applied for license in Centerville. 
The following were the signers: 
Christian Kerr, Henry Musser, James 
Wales, John Hoff, George Young, 
Wm. Kuhn, John Lenhart, John Law- 
rence, J. H. Stailey, John Schlotman, 
William Crossgrove, George Sampsell, 
George Stine, Conrad Wolfley, Peter 
Reish, Jno. Farnsworth. 

The following is a list of Grand 
Jurors for February court: 

Penns. Benjamin Smith, Samuel 
Fisher, John Hall. 

Beaver. Daniel Boob, Jacob Moyer, 
Ner Middleswarth, Freeman Shipton. 

Washington. John Gingrick. 

Centre. George Sampsel. 



List of Traverse Jurors for Febru- 
ary Court: 

Centre. John Smith, William Ritz- 
man, John A. Schoch, Frederick Has- 
singer, George Schoch, Geo. Boyer. 

Beaver. Adam Smith, Jacob Fees. 

Penns. Henry W. Snyder, Jacob 
Ott. Joseph Pawling, Valentine Laud- 
enslager, David Heiser, Jacob Fisher, 
T. D. Austin, Richard Loyd. 

Perry. Andrew Kohler. 

Middlecreek, John Kline. 

Washington. Michael C. Moyer, 
John Kantz, Jacob Hautz. 
List of Petit Jurors for February 
Court: 

Centre. Isaac Smith, George Motz, 
Conrad Wolfley. 

Beaver. Andrew Ulsh, Benj. Hoff- 
naugle. 

Penns. Benj. Hummel, Henry Keef- 
er. 

Perry. Amos Winey, John Kreb£. 

Washington. George Moyer, Dani- 
el Shower, Peter Mertz, Daniel P. 
Hilbish, John C. Moyer. 
January 27, 1842. 

Sarah Eckhart, of Perry township, 
applied for license in that township. 
The following were the signers: Val- 
entine Haas, Jacob Martin, George 
Martin, Samuel Shadle, Frederick 
Rathfon, James P. Moore, Jacob 
Stiner, John Haas, Daniel Waltz, Geo. 
Pine, William Kreiger, Wm. John- 
son. 

Der Union Democrat. 

The above is the title of a new Ger- 
man paper published in this place 
by Messrs. Seebold and Haus — the 
first number of which appeared in the 
20th inst. The paper is, as its title 
indicates, Democratic in principle, 
and is edited by Mr. C. Moeser, a 
young man of fine and excellent tal- 
ents. If we may judge from the first 
number, we believe it will be a use- 
ful and valuable family journal, un- 
der the direction of its editor, we 
think, it will be conducted in such a 
manner as will give satisfaction to 
its patrons. We wish success to the 
Proprietors and Editor, and hope they 
will be sustained in their undertaking 
by the German people of this and 
neighboring counties. 

(This paper was one of the ante- 
cedents of the Middleburg POST) 
February 3, 1842. 

The past week we have had very 
mild and soring like weather. On the 
evening of the 27th ult. there was a 
thunder storm, accompanied by light- 



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ening; also one on the 29th. At the 
present time it is raining. 

Several cases of scarlet fever are 
at present in our village, but no 
deaths have yet occurred. 

Fire. On the morning of Saturday 
last, the carpenter shop, belonging 
to Mr. Lewis Engle, of Middlecreek 
township, with all its contents was 
destroyed by fire. The loss is esti- 
mated at about three hundred and 
fifty dollars. No insurance. 

March 4, 1842. 

Samuel Pawling, John Bickel and 
George Meixsel were the Auditors for 
Union County. 

Henry Hilbish, Samuel Boop and 
Jacob McCurley were the County 
Commissioners, of this county. 

The Auditors of this county pub- 
lished their report which showed that 
the State Tax was $3831.57; County 
Tax $7596.68; Money received from 
the state for Common schools, $891.- 
01; expended $424.94. 
March 25, 1842. 

All persons applying for license 
for a tavern must publish their pe- 
tition in the county they apply at 
least three weeks, and the last publi- 
cation must be at least ten days be- 
fore the first day of court. Our court 
will commence Monday the 16th of 
May. 

Notice. We hereby notify Jacob 
Haus Jr., and all those that are will- 
ing to be sent by him, to stay out of 
our printing office, as our hands 
complain of being abused and insult- 
ed by him and by those he sent. 

Married. On Sunday the 20th inst, 
by Solomon Engle, Esq., Mr. George 
Dawson, to Miss Hannah Dimm, both 
of Beaver township. 
April 1, 1842. 

The summer term of 24 weeks of 
the New Berlin Female Seminary will 
commence Monday the 18th of April. 

We can Prove. If we are called 
upon, all we have published in the 
last "Union Star" respecting J. Haus, 
late Deputy, nevertheless we were 
informed that he is very busy en- 
deavoring to deny it. 

Died. In Penns township on the 30 
ult., Mr. Jacob Bishoff, aged about 
29 years. 

A divorce notice was published be- 
tween Mary Montgomery, by her next 
friend Joseph Glass vs Thomas Mont- 
gomery. 

An appeals for county and state tax 
will be held in Centre township, at 



the house of Jacob Fryer, Thursday, 
the 21st of April. 
April 8, 1842. 

Self Defense. Haus, our late 
Deputy, has compelled us to defend 
ourselves, for when he was turned 
off as Deputy for acts of misdemean- 
or in office, we had no idea that he 
would exert himself to injure us all 
that laid in his power. But we were 
disappointed. There is nothing too 
mean and too low for him to resort to 
to injure us, because we would not 
continue him in office. Reichly, Smith 
and Sweetman in their papers strug- 
gled hard for him and against us. 
Nevertheless they dispise him, but 
they love his money. He even had 
Smith to publish a call for a county 
meeting because he was turned off as 
Deputy, and after he had arrayed all 
those papers against us. The public 
will naturally inquire why Haus was 
so anxious to have his name in the 
paper as proprietor. He wants to pave 
his way to get an office; he has pride, 
impudence, vanity and ignorance e- 
nough to persuade himself that, if 
his name would appear in a German 
paper, he could be elected Sheriff; and 
that was the reason he urged his 
name to be put in the paper. 

John Smith applied for license in 
Middleburg; The following persons 
signed the petition : David Schwenck, 
Jacob Aurandt Geo. Mootz, James 
Barbin, Lewis Bertram, George Sart- 
man. Henry S. Boyer, Peter Frain, 
David Swengel, John Highby, Jno. 
Bibighaus, Jacob Wittenmyer. 

Daniel Ott applied for license in 
Penn township. The following per- 
sons signed the petition: John Bass- 
ler, A. Keenstler, Geo. Hehn, G. 
S^hnure, Wm. J. Myers, Henry Lloyd, 
Daniel Rohrbooh, Leonard Stine, 
Isaac Gerhart, Chas. Smith, James K. 
Davis Jr., John Sierer. 
April 15, 1842. 

David Schwenk, of Middleburg, is 
a candidate for Register and Record- 
er. 

John Roath applied for license in 
Penns township. The following were 
the signers: John Bassler, William 
Gaugler, G. Schnure, Henry Lloyd, 
Benj. Hummel, Jacob Gingrich, 
Benj. Houseworth, Jas. K. Davis, Wm. 
Byers, Jacob Hummel, Capt., Jacob 
Schloer, Daniel P. Hummel. 

Michael Neitz applied for license 
in the town of Charlestown in the 
township of Penns., on the banks of 
the Susquehanna river. The follow- 



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109 



ing signed the petition : J. Wagensel- 
ler, John Hartman, Jr., Henry Heys- 
er, Geo. Dietrich, Peter Richter, 
Samuel Gemberling, Jas. K. Davis, 
John Hehn, George Adams, H. A. 
Lechner, Francis Eckeiman, Jacob 
Riblet and Jos. Eyster. 

Simon Walters offers for sale the 
farm on which he resides in Union 
county, four miles from the Susque- 
hanna river, the same distance from 
the Penna Canal between New Berlin 
and Selinsgrove. The Penns Creek 
runs through the farm. 

Ritter and Kline puchased the 
store lately kept by Mr. G. Gundrum 
on the Isle of Que, Selinsgrove. 

T. D. Austin & Co., are conducting 
a Selinsgrove foundry and Agricul- 
tural warehouse. 
April 22, 1842. 

Henry Wolf, of Centcrville, Cen- 
tre Twp., applied for license. Th?. 
following were the signers :-Jacob 
Hartman, John Schlotman, J. H. 
Stailey, John Lenhart. John Mohr, 
Christian Cuns, Wm. Kuhn, Geo. Mey- 
er, Joseph Weidman, Daniel Hoff, J. 
A. Woelfly, Peter Reish, Chas. Beach- 
el, Wm. Crossgrove and Geo. Samp- 
sel. 

Frederick Starick applied for li- 
cense in Pern township. The follow- 
ing signed the petition: John Fisher, 
John H. Fisher, George Adams. John 
Hall, Chas. Smith, Jacob Riblet, Pet- 
er Miller, Jos. Eyster, John Stayley, 
J. G. L. Shindel, T. R. Austin, G. W. 
L. Becker, J. Wagenseller. 
April. 29, 1842. 

John Smith in his last week's lie- 
ing "Adler" says that the proceed- 
ings of a meeting held in Freeburg, 
recommending Co. Henry Straub for 
Brigade inspector, had never been 
handed to him. John, did you ever 
hear any person, except yourself, tell 
such a foul base malicious falsehood? 
Here are the facts: We received the 
proceedings, and published them in 
the "Union Star" and sent a paper 
containing the proceedings of the 
meeting to John Smith the same d*vy 
the Star was published. John Smith 
will you be so kind and inform the 
public in your lieing "Adler" wheth- 
er you and John S. Ingram had any 
"Indian Talk" the time you were 
brought to oppose Joseph Ritner's 
election for Governor? Please ans- 
wer this question in your next lieing 
"Adler." 

John D. Smith, of Beaver, and 



Solomon Engle Esq., of Beaver, were 
candidates for County Commission- 
ers. 
M?.y 6, 1842. 

The following is the list of Grand 
jurors for the May court: 
Penns. Michael Fisher. 
Washington, Jacob L. Moore, Isaac 
Bickel. 

Centre. James Barbin. 
Chapman. Peter Hains, Jacob Se- 
christ. 

Perry. Valentine Hains, John K. 
Snyder, Wm. Johnson, Peter Moyer. 
List of Traverse Jurors for May 
Court: 

Penns. Wm. F. Wagenseller, Samu- 
el Fehrer, Henry C. Eyer, Samuel 
Pawling, John Swint, John Dietrick, 
John Krider. 

Beaver. Solomon Engle, Enoch 
Aurand. Henry Bingaman. 

Washington. George Apple, Hen- 
ry Straub, Isaac Boyer. 
Chapman. Adam Nerhood. 
Perry. Willis Gordon, Henry Rine. 
Middlecreek. Daniel Zeiber, Samuel 
Yoder, Henry Wetzel. 
May 20, 1842. 

Hon. Henry Clay was a candidate 
for President. 

Married. On the 26th ult., by Rev. 
Erlenmyer, Mr. Samuel Tharp to 
Miss Mary Ann Rickenbaugh, both 
of Perry Twp. On the 15th inst., Mr. 
John Moyer to Miss Susanna Sheaf- 
fer, both of Perry Twp. 

The County Commissioners pub- 
lished a letting for a bridge to be built 
across a branch of the Middlecreek 
at or near Henry Miller's on the road 
lending from Beaver's Dam to Lew- 
istown. 

Daniel Sponenberg purchased the 
store owned by Stailey and Lenhart, 
of Centerville. 

John Keller and Daniel Johnson 
were the executors in the estate of 
Elizabeth Johnson, late of Chapman 
township. 

Henry W. Snyder, of Selinsgrove 
and J. J. Maclay, of New Berlin were 
the Assignees of the estate of Henry 
N. Backhouse, late of Middleburg. 
May 27, 1842. 

We tender our thanks to the Hon. 
John Snyder, for a number of Con- 
gressional Documents, received. 
June 3, 1842. 

The Editor of the New Berlin Star 
in Union County, has hauled down 
the Scott flag and run up Henry Clay. 
Will public opinion, the only guide 
in such matters, justify the Editor 



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in doing so in the Antimasonic Coun- 
ty of Union? Har. Chron. Mr. 

Chronicle, Union County is decidedly 
and almost unanimously in favor of 
a man who has known principles in 
favor of a protective tariff. 

Married. On the 24th ult. by Lew- 
is Bertram Esq., Mr. Jacob Stock, of 
Centre Township, to Miss Hannah 
Shrader, of Beaver township. 
July 8, 1842. 

Wm. H. Rishel and Charles Hufer 
Admrs. in the estate of Geo. Hufer, 
deed., offer at public sale patented 
Land situate in Chapman township, 
adjoining lands of Jacob Witmer, Ad- 
am Getgen and others containing 
one acre more or less. 

Israel Gutelius, Sheriff, had sher- 
iff's sale of the store of J. H. Stail- 
ey and John Lenhart, July 15th. 
July 15, 1842. 

John Snyder and No Tariff. We 
request the "Union Times" to pub- 
lish John Snyder's speech against a 
tariff, and keep it before the people 
so that the farmers and mechanics 
may see that Snyder is in favor of 
the mechanics and farmers in Eng- 
land and contends for them to have 
the preference over the American 
people in bringing their work to our 
country free and to pay no tax on 
their imports. 

List of Grand Jurors for August 
Court: 

Beaver. Henry Miller, John D. 
Smith, Samuel Romig, Philip Mark- 
ley. 

Centre. Thomas Bower, Jacob Wit- 
tenmyer. 

Washington. John Dubs. 

Chapman. Lewis Kerstetter. 

Middlecreek. Jacob Greenough. 
List of Traverse Jurors for August 

Court: 

Penns. John W. Bossier, Jacob 
Riblet, John Hain, Chas. Hughes, 
John Fisher, Chas. Roads, Jonathan 
Ulrich. 

Beaver. Samuel Kessler, Jacob 
Beaver. 

Centre. Peter Reish, Col. John 
Gift, Jacob Hilbish. 

Chapman. Philip Herrold, Freder- 
ick Kremer, Geo. Herrold. 

Perry. George Fisher. 

Middlecreek. Frederick Bilger. 
July 22, 1842. 

We have been disappointed in get- 
ting our paper for the Union Star and 
therefore were obiged to publish it on 
a smaller sheet this week. 

This is the first time we have been 



disappointed, and we hope it will be 
the last time. This apology we think 
satisfactory to our citizens. 
August 12, 1842. 

The following is a list of the deal- 
ers of foreign and domestic merchan- 
dise in the different districts: 

Penns. Eyer and Schnure, Ritter 
& Kline, John Hall, Hendricks & 
Schoch, J. & W. F. Wagenseller, J. 
W. & E. Bossier, Benjamin Hummel. 

Chapman. John Troup, J. & I. 
Walls, Herrold & Witmer. 

Centre. Isaac Smun, Jacob W : t- 
tenmyer, D. & M. Swengel, Stailey 
& Lenhart. 

Beaver. Simon Frank, Henry Mick, 
H. and A. Smith, John & F. Binga- 
man, Miller & Overdorf, Banks & 
Mitchell. 

Perry. Jacob Lewis, Daniel Lease. 

Washington. Isaac Boyer, Jacob 
Bossier, F. &. G. Moyer. 

Married. On Tuesday. August 2nd 
by Rev. G. Erlenmyer, Mr. Levi Her- 
rold to Miss Lydia Motz, both of Uni- 
on county. 
Ausrust 25, 1842. 

The following are the Democratic 
Wig candidates: Congress, Wm. L. 
Harris: Senate, Ner Middleswarth; 
Assembly. John A. Vanvalzah; 
Coram., Solomon Engle; Auditor, S. 
H. Laird; Trustees, Robert Chamb- 
ers, Wm. A, Piper, Chas. Montelius. 

Married. On the 19th inst., by Rev. 
G. Erlenmyer, Mr. Reuben Mosser to 
Miss Eliza Weader, both of Union 
county. 
September 9, 1842. 

Reason for Cause. The following is 
the reason why the Union Star can- 
not support M. H. Weaver for Reg- 
ister and Recorder: M. H. Weaver 
was an applicant for Register and 
Recorder in 1835, the time when Jo- 
seph Ritner was elected Governor, 
and the Governor refused to elect 
him. Mr. Aurand was appointed; Mid- 
dleswarth was then one of our mem- 
bers, and was re-nominated next 
fall; remember, Weaver was one of 
his most active opposers because he 
was not appointed Register and 
corder. 
September 16, 1842. 

It is with deep regret we have to 
announce that Mrs. Tyler, consort of 
the President of the United States, 
expired Saturday evening last about 
eight o'clock, at the White House, 
Washington, D. C. 



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HI 



September 23, 1842. 

To the Public. Whereas, an in- 
dictment was found against me by 
the Grand Jury of Union County, at 
the last September Sessions for libel 
on Israel Gutelius, for an article 
which appeared in the Union Times 
last July. As Mr. Gutelius says it is 
not his intention to press the prose- 
cution, for the purpose of injuring 
me, but in justice to himself. I feel 
it to be my duty to him, as well as 
myself, to state that the article in 
question appeared in the Times with- 
out my knowledge or consent. That 
I had no knowledge or evidence of 
the facts therein charged on him, 
either then or since — and that at no 
time have I approved of the publi- 
cation, with a view to injure Mr. 
Gutelius: I cheerfully make this ac- 
knowledgement and the whole mat- 
ter is now settled. JACOB REICH- 
LEY. 
September 30, 1842. 

Reason Why. Reason why we can- 
not support M. H. Weaver for Reg- 
ister and Recorder. Because he is not 
identified with the principles of our 
party, which he has so abundantly 
proven by his opposition to our form- 
ed tickets. He has opposed Ner Mid- 
dleswarth, John Glover and the whole 
ticket at the time when Glover was 
a candidate. He opposed M. Kleckner, 
S. Boop and our ticket in general. 
October 7, 1842. 

List of Grand jurors for the Novem- 
ber court: 

Chapman. David E. Bender, Henry 
Sechnist, John Ebright, Francis 
Buckwalter. 

Penns. Leonard App, John Detrich. 

Middlecreek. Jacob Kessler. 

Centre. Albright Swineford, David 
Schwenk. 

Beaver. Jacob Feese, Henry Bick- 
el, Samuel Moyer. 

List of Traverse Jurors for Novem- 
ber court. 

Perry. Samuel Shadel, Geo. Smith, 
Geo. Rine. 

Beaver. John Bickle, Aaron Mid- 
dleswarth, Philip Kinney, Henry 
Rauch, Michael Ewig, Henry Cross- 
grove. 

Centre. Abraham Eisenhower, Ja- 
cob Aurand, Jonathan Farnsworth, 
Lewis Bertrem. 

Washington. Ludwig Arbogast, 
Christian Kantz, John Hains, John 
P, Martz, John Boyer. 

Middlecreek. John Kessler, Freder- 
ick Bouse, Charles Fryman. 



Penns. Jacob Wagenseller, Samuel 
Boyer. 

Chapman — John G. Herrold. 
List of Petit Jurors for November 

Court: 

Chapman. Emanuel Aucker, Ira 
Series, Frederick Brill, Wm. Kelly. 

Centre. John Kern, Israel Bach- 
man. 

Beaver. Jacob Kern, Henry Mitch- 
el, Jno. D. Romig. 

Middlecreek. Geo. Engle, William 
Courtney. 

Perry. Samuel German, Geo. Weik- 
le, Adam Light. 

Penns. John Hartman, Francis A. 
Boyer, Geo. Gundrum, John App. 
October 14, 1842. 

Elected Register & Recorder. It is 
almost impossible to express our 
heartfelt gratitude towards our friend 
who have sustained us in supporting 
SAMUEL AURAND for Register and 
Recorder against the combined forc- 
es of unprincipled politicians of all 
parties, whose name we will refrain 
from giving at present. Nevertheless 
we are well satisfied that a large num- 
ber of persons voted for Weaver 
from pure and honest motives. 
October 21, 1842. 

Mr. Middleswarth. What are the 
consequences for underhanding and 
rascally defeating Middleswarth's 
nomination. The question is plain. 
The loss of a Senator to the Whig 
party, and one of the ablest cham- 
pions of the peoples rights in Penn- 
sylvania, and also the loss of three 
members of the Whig party in Union 
Mifflin and Juniata. If a man had 
been put on our ticket for Register 
and Recorder identified with our 
party principles and Middleswarth 
fr Senator then the majority for the 
Whig party would have been at least 
from 5 to 700 in our county; and 
that would have saved our whole tick- 
et. We will lay the whole matter be- 
fore our readers. 
November 18, 1842. 

The Court will commence in our 
county on Monday the 28th of No- 
vember, and will continue two weeks. 
December 2, 1842. 

New Type. We have bought new 
type to print the Union Star. 
December 9, 1842. 

Married. On the 10th ult., Rev. G. 
Erlenmyer, Mr. Geo. Straub to Miss 
Mary Snyder; on the 15th ult, by the 
same, Mr. Wm. Kerryhart to Miss 
Susan Charles; On the 17th ult., by 
the same, Mr. Jacob Landis, to Miss 



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Phrene Graybill; On the 1st inst., by 
the same, Mr. Andrew Bickel, to Miss 
Ann Kiser all of Union County. On 
the 20th ult., by Jacob Martin Esq., 
Mr. Amos Shaffer, of Perry Twp., to 
Miss Sarah Bickel, of Chapman twp. 
On the 26th ult., by the same, Mr. 
George Martin, of Perry township, to 
Miss Mary Shaffer, of Chapman twp. 
December 16, 1842. 
List of grand jurors for Jan. Court. 

Penns. Charles Roads, Wm. Moyer, 
Daniel Miller. 

Middlecreek. John Kessler, Chas. 
Fryman. 

Beaver, J. Bingaman, John D. 
Romig. 

Washington, John Hackenberg. 

Centre. John S. Kern, Frederick 
Bolender. 
List of Traverse jurors for Jan. Court 

Penns. Geo. A. Snyder, Geo. Baker, 
Philip Gemberling. 

Beaver. Isaac Feese, Martin Fogle 
Jr., David Fessler, Samuel Kessler, 
Samuel Aurand, Benj. Huffnagle. 

Centre. David Weirick, Geo. G. 
Sowers, Samuel Wittenmyer, Samu- 
el Swengel, Conrad Wolfly, Albright 
Swineford, Geo. Motz, Andrew Wit- 
tenmyer. 

Washington. Geo. C. Moyer, David 
Botdorf. 

Chapman. Ira Sayers. 

Perry. Geo. Martin. 

Middlecreek. Frederick Bilger, Ja- 
cob Mohr. John Bickel. 
List of Petit jurors for Jan. Court. 

Penns. Jacob Riblet, Elijah Aus- 
barn, Geo. Gemberling, John Fisher. 

Beaver. Simon Frank. 

Centre. Jacob Wittenmyer, John 
Bower, John Stailey, James Barbin, 
Frederick Hassinger, Andrew Stahl- 
necker. 

Washington. John Hummel, Eman- 
uel Houts, Daniel P. Hilbish. 

Chapman. Philip Herrold. 

Perry. Philip Schnee. 

Middlecreek. Daniel Zeiber, Jacob 
Schoch Jr. 
December 23, 1842. 

Samuel Woodworth, most widely 
known as the author of the beauti- 
ful ode — The Old Oaken Bucket — 
died in New York City, Friday last, 
aged 58. 

Another Paper Defunct. The Lew- 
isburg Independent Press, official 
gazette and administration organ for 
the converts of Millerism, expired 
last week of actual starvation, all 
the pap being insufficient to sustain 
its wretched existence. 



Married. On the 13th inst., by Rev. 
A. B. Casper, Mr. Nicholas Millhouse, 
of this pace, to Miss Lydia Neiman, 
of Centre Twp. On the 13th ult. by 
Rev. J. P. Shindel Jr., Mr. John J. 
Kloss, of West Buffalo Twp. to Miss 
Sarah Moeser, of Centre township. 
On the 15th ult. by the same Mr. 
Willoughby Trexler to Miss Amelia 
Filbert, both of Penn Twp. On Tues- 
day the 20th inst. by Solomon Esq., 
Mr. John Long to Miss Catherine 
Knepp, both of Beaver. 
January 6, 1843. 

Married. On Tuesday the 3rd inst., 
by Rev. J. G. Anspach, Mr. David 
Rockey, of Buffalo Twp., to Miss 
Catherine Baus, of Middlecreek. 
January 13, 1843. 

Henry Wolf applied for license in 
Centre twp. The following persons 
signed the petition : J. H. Woelfly, 
Peter Reish, John Lenhart, Joseph 
Weidman, John Wollentin, Jacob 
Hartman, Wm. Kuhn, Geo. Sampsel, 
J. H. Stailey, J. Farnsworth, William 
Crossgrove, Chas. Yerger, Noah Kis- 
ter, Gideon DeLong, Conrad Woelfly. 
January 20, 1843. 

Our court will commence Monday 
the 23 inst., and continue two weeks. 

The Weather. After a cold and 
snowy December, we have had a 
week of mild weather with intense 
protacted fog, but little rain. We had 
a smart rain Tuesday night and since 
that time bright, clear weather. 

Married. On the 8th inst., by Rev. 
Erlenmyer, Mr. Reuben Haines to 
Miss Sytilla Shadel, both of Union Co. 
January 27, 1843. 

Daniel Witmer was administrator 
in the estate of Philip S. Arnold, late 
of Chapman township. 
February 10, 1843. 

This paper comes out this week 
with a new heading. 
List of Traverse jurors for adjourned 

court: 

Beaver. Daniel Alter, John Hall, 
Jacob Kern, Samuel Moyer, Daniel 
Bobb. 

Centre. Geo. Smith, Thomas Bow- 
er, Conrad Hassinger, Elias Stahl- 
necker, Adam Woelfly, Henry A. 
Smith. 

Chapman. Jonathan Walls, Freder- 
eck Kreamer. 

Penns. Marcus Montelius. 

The county spent $336. for new 
bridges this year. 

Jacob M'Curley, Samuel Bobb, 
Solomon Engel were the commission- 
ers. V 



February 17, 1843. 

Tax Collectors. Beaver, John D. 
Smith; Centre, Henry S. Boyer; Chap- 
man, John Kerstetter; Middlecreek, 
George Stroub; Penns, John Staily; 
Perry, Philip Schnee; Washington, 
John Dubs. 

The county Commissioners paid 
different orders to the amount of 
$7127.18. 
March 3, 1843. 

We have been asked several times 
for the reason why we did not pub- 
lish in the Star, the advertisements, 
that the "New Berlin Artilerists" 
would parade on the 22nd February, 
and that an address would be deliver- 
ed by Mr. Charles Carpenter. The 
reason is this: the advertisement was 
handed to the publisher of the Union 
Times, and published in that paper, 
and then we were asked to copy from 
the Times the next week. Now, this 
we have not done, nor ever will do it, 
to publuish in our paper the week af- 
ter it was published in the Times, and 
no man possessed of common decency 
will ask us to do so. 
March 10, 1843. 

Hon. Abraham Wilson, was Presi- 
dent Judge, and George Schnable and 
Joseph Stilwell were the Associate 
Judges for Union County. 

Married. On the 31st ult., by Rev. 
G. Erlenmyer, Mr. John George Her- 
rold, to Miss Chrissina Walter, both 
of Union county. 
March 17, 1843. 

Religious Progress. Some time ago 
Rev. Shindel held a protacted meeting 
in Selinsgrove, and we are informed 
about 600 persons made a public con- 
fession to repent from their sins and 
live for Christ. This meeting had a 
very good effect on the community. 
We are sorry to learn that a revered 
member of the Presbyterian church of 
which church we are a member, has 
made some opposition to this progress 
of reform, and some insinuations 
have been made by others that Rev. 
Shindel should not preach in the 
meeting house at Selinsgrove any 
more. But the friends of Rev. Shin- 
del, are not going to quarrel with 
them that are opposed to his mode of 
worship, but have 'resolved to build 
a new house for worship. 

Married. On the 14th inst, by Rev. 
G. Erlenmyer, Mr. John Swineford, 
of New Berlin, to Miss Mary Hilbish, 
of Freeburg. 
List of Grand Jurors for April court: 

Washington. Isaac Boyer, John C. 



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Moyer. 

Beaver. John Oberlin, Abraham 
Snook, Simon Aigler, Harmer H. 
Margritz, Daniel Klose. 

Penns. John Bossier, Benj. Hum- 
mel, Samuel Boyer, George Miller. 

Middlecreek. Conrad Stock, Jacob 
Greenhoe. 

Centre. John Gift Jr., Freeman W. 
Shipton, David Schwenk. 

List of Traverse jurors for April 
court: 

Perry. Jacob Martin, Samuel Gar- 
man, Henry Rine. 

Chapman. Lewis Kerstetter. 

Centre. Jonathan Bilger, George 
Schoch, George Sampsel. 

Penns. Isaac Hottenstein, Peter 
Richter, George Harman, Saml. Fish- 
er, John Hartman, John Ritter, Wm. 
F. Wagenseller. 

Beaver. Henry Felker, John Romig, 
Philip Kinney, Peter Kline. 

Middlecreek. Michael Neiman, Ab- 
raham Frederick. 

List of Petit jurors for April court: 
Beaver. Aaron Middleswarth, John 
D. Smith, Daniel Moyer. 

Chapman. George Herrold. 

Penns. Hughlen B. Henrdick, Henry 
W. Snyder, Wm. Wagner, Daniel Ul- 
rich, Joseph Eyster, Jacob Miller. 

Washington. John Dubs, Andrew 
Roush, John C. Boyer, Christian 
Houtz. 

Middlecreek. Abraham Hendricks, 
John Courtney. 

Centre. Michael Swengle. 

John Smith applied to the April 
Court for license in Middleburg. 
Signers: David Schwenk, George 
Motz, Thomas Bower, Peter Heim- 
bach, Adolf B. Casper, Jacob Aur- 
and, Samuel Wittenmyer, Jacob Wit- 
tenmyer, H. S. Boyer, Michael 
Swengel Jr., Lewis Bertram, S. W. 
Neiman, Isaac Smith. 

March 24, 1843. 

Ner Middleswarth, of this county, 
was a candidate for Governor. 

Frederick C. Moyer, of Freeburg, 
applied for license. Signers. John C. 
Boyer, Philip Roush, Francis A. Boy- 
er, John Dubs. Jno. S. Hackenberg, 
Samuel Mourer, W. F. Schnee, Henry 
Hilbish, Andrew Roush, John Hum- 
mel, Henry Mertz, John Motz, David 
Botdorf, Isaac Kuster. 

Isaac Fees, of Beaver township, 
applied for license. Signers: George 
Oberdorff, Peter Kline, George Mil- 
ler, Geo. Arbogast, Henry Aurandt, 
Andrew Ulsh, John D. Smith, John 



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Troxel, Adam Smith, Philip Kinney, 
A. Middleswarth, Joseph Fees. 
April 7, 1843. 

Pardon of Daniel Hummel. Gov. 
Porter pardoned Daniel Hummel 
March 27th. The crime he was con- 
victed for was for assault with an 
intent to commit a rape. 

Who Shall Be The Next Governor. 
Ner Middleswarth Esq., would make 
the best governor that Penna. could 
elect, for no man that has any re- 
spect for truth will deny that Mid- 
dleswarth is not the ablest Legisla- 
tor in this state. We say to the Demo- 
cratic Whig party, nominate Ner 
Middleswarth and you have a man 
that will in all cases defend and sup- 
port the interests and rights of the 
working people, because they are all 
his associates and his feelings and 
wishes are with them. 
April 14, 1843. 

Frederick Starick applied for li- 
cense in Penns Twp. Signers: J. K. 
Davis Jr., Peter Miller, Isaac Robison, 
Joseph Eyster, A. Keenster, W. J. 
Wagenseller, John Hartman Jr., John 
H. Fisher, Samuel Pawling, George 
Adams, Jacob Riblet, James Crowse. 

Jacob Fryer applied for license in 
Centre township, near Middlecreek. 
Signers: Lewis Bertram, David 
Schwenck, Jacob Smith, Jacob Wit- 
tenmyer, Albright Swineford, James 
Barbin, John Spade, Henry Lenhart, 
Peter Frain, Peter Heimbach, H. S. 
Boyer, George Beyer. 
April 21, 1843. 

High Water. We were to Selins- 
grove, Wednesday, to see the river 
and made particular inquiry what 
damages have been done by high wat- 
er, but none could tell for the river 
is higher than it has been for 40 or 
50 years, save one exception. The 
river above Selinsgrove has broken 
into the canal, and the river, canal 
and Penns Creek is almost one ocean 
of water. 

When will the editor of the Times 
explain his conduct for signing the 
temperance pledge, and after sign- 
ing, induce every person to publish 
for tavern license to sell alcohol, and 
also for publishing them twice in the 
same paper. 

Post Office. John P. Seebold, the 
Post master of New Berlin, has re- 
ceived a notice from Washington City 
the sum and substance of which is, 
that he is opposed to Capt. Tyler, the 
traitor to the party, that elected him 
to the office of President, and is ask- 



ed to explain this matter, or he will 
be removed from his office. The on- 
ly way Seebold could explain, with-' 
out being removed (Which he will 
never do) would be to say "I will do 
as you command me to do ; I will sur- 
render up all my rights and opinions, 
and will be at your service ; I will call 
a Tyler meeting, and bribe some of 
the printers, if I can do so, and make 
a great noise in your favor; I will 
endeavor to persuade the people of 
all parties, that you are the purest 
man now living: I will also endeavor 
to carry every dark and dishonest 
plan into execution, that your excel- 
lency, the Chief Magistrate, may pro- 
pose for the purpose of having your- 
self elected. 
April 28, 1843. 

A dissolution of partnership was 
published between J. & W. F. Wag- 
enseller made T. D. Austin. 
May 5, 1843. 

The Judiciary Vindicated. The 
Union Times of last week contains a 
lenghty article relative to our courts, 
Judges and the Judiciary in general. 
We here copy the first paragraph of 
the piece alluded to wit: It is with 
feelings of deep regret that we ob- 
serve a manifestation pervading the 
Honorable Court of Union County 
to follow the example of the more 
cruel and desperate of the city of 
Philadelphia and New York" etc. 

We have the name of Dr. J. Wagen- 
seller at the head of today's paper as 
a candidate for Canal Commission- 
er, subject to a nomination of the 
Democratic Whig State Convention, 
to be called by the State Central 
Committee. 

Ner Middleswarth Esq., is a candi- 
date for President on the Clay Club. 
May 12, 1843. 

The Susquehanna Canal is now in 
complete order throughout the whole 
line, and the packet boats are run- 
ning from Harrisburg to Williams- 
port. 
May 19, 1843. 

Maj. Wm. F. Collins, of Raleigh, 
N. C. has discovered a gold mine on 
the waters of the Middle Creek, which 
promises a rich yield of precious met- 
al. 
June 2, 1843. 

The Hon. Ner Mddleswarth and Mr. 
John Hall, decline being candidates 
for the Legislature. 

A Temperance Convention will be 
held at Selinsgrove on Wednesday, 
June 7th. 



FROM NEW BERLIN UNION STAR 



115 



The Times is frightened already 
because Dr. Wagenseller's name is 
before the public as a Candidate for 
Canal Commissioner. The conductors 
of that mean unprincipled sheet, well 
know if the Dr. would be placed on 
the Ticket, that he will carry every 
thing before him in this part of the 
State where he is known. The Times 
charges the Dr. with squandering 
money the time he was supervisor on 
the Canal. Has the Times reference 
to the conduct of John Snyder at 
the time he had petitioned to the 
Legislature to have the Dr. remov- 
ed. Or has the Times reference to 
the Wharf Dr. Wagenseller put in the 
Canal at his own expense, to the great 
advantage of the public and canal. 
When will the hired snot nose learns 
that it is mean business to be hired 
to assail almost every decent man's 
private character, and to publish 
charges every person knows to be 
false. 

Union County Clay Club. The Uni- 
on County Clay Clut> held a public 
meeting Saturday, May 27th. The 
meeting being organized Ner Mid- 
dleswarth Esq., the President pro- 
ceeded to the appointment of the 
Township and borough clay clubs. 
The following are the members: 

Penns. Dr. J. Wagenseller, Chair- 
man, Saml. Pawling, John Hall, Pet- 
er Richter, Geo. Gemberling, Dr. 
Eyster, John Seirer, Jacob Riblet, 
Jacob J. Fisher, Jno. Hummel, Mi- 
chael Fisher, Jacob Miller, John 
Hartman, Jr., Saml. Boyer Jr., Jacob 
Ott, Capt. I. Robison, Geo. Adams, 
Saml. Ritter, Chas. Hughes, Henry 
Kisor, Jacob Dock, Isaac Looke, Le- 
vi Pawling, Geo. D. Miller, George 
Row. 

Centerville. Geo. Sampsell, Chair- 
man, J. Farnswarth, Peter Reish, 
Conrad Wolfley, John Lawrence, Hen- 
ry Stock, Henry Wolf, John Hacken- 
burg, John Gearhart Jr., Christian 
Kerr, James Wales. 

Beaver. Solomon Engle, Chairman, 
Jacob Beaver, Daniel Bobb, A. Mid- 
dleswarth, Geo. Miller, Dr. I. Roth- 
rock, Jacob Kern, Henry Gass Jr., 
Jacob Harlester, Abra. Middleswarth, 
J. D. Smith, Henry Swartz, Andrew 
Fetterolf, Daniel Hufnagle, Henry 
Swartz, H. Margeritz, Esq., Jacob 
Stumpff, George S. Ren, John Bickle, 
Joseph Miller, M. Gerhart Sr., Ruben 
Grim, Philip Kinney, Peter Kline, 
Solomon Romig. 



Chapman. Samuel Bastress, chair- 
man, George Herrold, John Troup, 
Daniel Witmer, John Keller, Philip 
Herrold, Lewis Kerstetter, Simon 
Herrold, Abra. Brubaker, Casper Ar- 
nold, Henry Sechrist, Adam Stale. 

Centre. David Schwenk, Chairman, 
Lewis Bertram, James Barbin, Jacob 
Fryer, John Gift, Jr., John Schoch, 
Frederick Hassinger, Geo. G. Sow- 
ers, Aaron Walter, John S. Kern, 
Henry Heimbach, George Aurand, 
John Smith. 

Middlecreek. Frederick Baus, 
Chairman, Daniel Zeiber, Henry Pon- 
tious, Conrad Stock Esq., Samuel 
Snyder, Frederick Bilger, Jacob Kess- 
ler. John Erdley, Jacob Schoch, Hen- 
ry Yerger, Samuel Yoder, Peter Bolig, 
John Courtney, John Aurand, Mich- 
ael Erdley and John Bickle. 

Washington. Henry Hilbish, Chair- 
man, John Miller, John Dubs, Philip 
Roush, Francis A. Boyer, Peter Hack- 
enberg, Jacob Houtz, John Miller, 
Geo. C. Moyer, Adam German, John 
Gingrich, L. Orbogast, Jacob Hum- 
mel, John Hackenberg. 

Married. On the 21st ult., by Ja- 
cob Martin, Esq., Mr. Michael Ickes, 
to Catherine Henry. 
List of Grand Jurors for August 
Court: 

Chapman. S. S. Backhouse, John 
Keller, William Kelly. 

Middlecreek. John Kline. 

Centre. Abraham Eisenhour, Peter 
Dreese, Michael Swengle. 

Penns. Samuel Pawling. 

Perry. Jacob Rathfon. 

Beaver. Jacob Fees, David Hubler. 

List of Traverse Jurors for August 
Court: 

Washington. John Miller, Henry 
Hilbish, Jacob German. 

Beaver. G. Wi|ttenmyer, Michael 
W. Riggle, Andrew Ulsh, Moses 
Specht, Henry Mitchell, Charles 
Krebs, Peter Smith, Daniel Hassing- 
er, Samuel Romig, Wm. Saltzman. 

Chapman. Daniel Witmer, J. G. 
Herrold, John Witmer. 

Centre. Jonathan Wetzel, John 
Spaid. 

Penn. Jacob Shaffer, Lewis White, 
J. G. L. Shindel, Philip Kuntz, Mi- 
chael Fisher, David Heiser, John App. 

Middlecreek. Jacob Kessler, Geo. 
Engel. 

List of Petit Jurors for August 
Court: 

Penns. George Schnure, Christian 
Kantz, C. Smith, J. Wagenseller. 

Centre. Jacob Fryer, Frederick 



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Walter, Edward Snyder, David 
Swengel. 

Beaver. N. Middleswarth, Philip 
Markley, Jacob Long, Peter Gross. 
George Weyand, H. Kemberling. 

Middlecreek. Michael Schoch, 
Samuel Yoder. 

Perry. George Rine, Samuel Shadle. 

Washington. Jacob J. Morr, Esq. 
June 9, 1843. 

We have had a hard frost last Fri- 
day morning. It has frozen the corn 
dead to the ground, and also the po- 
tatoes, and has injured fruit tre- 
mendously, destroyed peas, cucum- 
bers etc. 
June 16, 1843. 

The following are the Democratic 
Whig nominations: Assembly, John 
Hall; Sheriff, Michael Kleckner; Com- 
missioner, Henry Sanders, Jr., Treas. 
John D. Bogar; Coroner, Charles See- 
bold ; Auditor, Christian Bryman ; 
Trustees, William Gutelius, John 
Gast and James Simonton. 

County Convention. The Demo- 
cratic Whig party held a convention 
at which time a resolution was pass- 
ed in favor of Dr. J. Wagenseller, 
for canal commissioner and Ner Mid- 
dleswarth for Governor. 

The corner stone for the new 
church in Selinsgrove, will be laid on 
July 2nd. Peter Richter, Jacob Smith 
and Leonard App are the committee. 

Married. On the 11th inst., by Rev. 
S. G. Miller, Mr. Wra. Dieb'ler to 
Miss Mary Deif enbach, both of Centre 
township. 
June 23, 1843. 

Israel Gutelius offers the Union 
Star Printing Office at New Berlin, 
for sale. 

Samuel Bastress applied for license 
to keep a tavern in Chapman town- 
ship. Signers, Isaac Robison, W. G. 
Herrold, Philip Shid«e, D. E. Bender, 
J. C. Witmer, Isaac Snyder, John 
Rine, C. Nagle, John D. Yerger, 
John Lenig, Isaac Wellen, Abraham 
Luck, Charles Hufer, John Siders. 
June 30, 1843. 

John Snyder and his Union Times. 
John Snyder the man that has 
run away with another man's wife 
and guilty of many other dirty acts- 
such as putting an OX in a gig, 
tying a bundle of hay on behind, 
and driving to or past a church on 
the Sabbath. The balance of his con- 
duct that day we will not notice for 
the present. It is the John Snyder that 
was elected to Congress in 1840, by 
a small majority of about two hun- 



dred in this Congressional District. 
Soon after this election came the 
Presidential election and this Joiir 
Snyder was at the election and did 
forget to vote for VanBuren, be- 
cause many of the VanBuren men 
did refuse to vote for him for Con- 
gress. Another proof that honest 
Locofocos did not vote for Snyder in 
1836, Mr. Caldwell was elected for 
Representative delegate to amend 
the constitution and he died, and 
Snyder was nominated and was 
defeated. The district was Union, 
Juniata and Mifflin, all the other 
Locofocos were elected in this dis- 
trict, except this man Snyder that 
did not forget to vote for Van Buren. 
The person that was elected and beat- 
en Snyder is our present candidate 
for congress, Wm. L. Harris. There 
is no doubt that Snyder would have 
beaten in forty, if party spirit had 
not been carried to such a high pitch- 
that was all that saved Snyder that 
he was not elected. 

July 7, 1843. 

The weather was remarkably hot, 
Saturday and Sunday morning. A 
violent rain and hail storm about 
noon, Sunday, however, changed the 
temperature, and has been very cool 
since Sunday. We are informed that 
a few miles north of this place that 
hail stones were as large as a hen's 
egg. These hail stones came down 
perpendicular and very little damage 
wns done. 
July 14, 1843. 

Reward. John Wise, of Buffalo 
Township, offers one pipeful of to- 
bacco for the return to Jacob Mook, 
a bound boy to the farm business. 
July 21, 1843. 

Killed. Sunday, Mr. John Bossard 
fell from a cherry tree. He was only 
six or eight feet from the ground 
the time he fell. -He lighted on his 
head, and he died Tuesday morning 
at his residence near Selinsgrove. 

Married. In Middleburg on the 
13th inst., by Rev. A. B. Casper, Mr. 
Edward Smith, of New Berlin, to 
Miss Emelia Hehman, of Mifflinburg. 
August 4, 1843. 

This number of the Union Star, 
terminates three years and six months 
since my commencement, and closes 
my connection with the establishment. 
It will be seen that I disposed of the 
entire establishment to M. H. Wea- 
ver, Esq., who has attended to the 
editorial department this week, will 



hereafter have full possession and 
control of the paper. 

The long spell of dry weather, 
which we have had this summer, had 
nearly destroyed all hopes of the corn 
and potato crops, but the late rain 
has revived vegetation again, so that 
our farmers may at least expect to 
realize a tolerable crop of nubbins 
and a reasonable crop of Irish nuts. 

Married. On the 16th ult., by Rev. 
J. P. Shindel, Jr., Mr. Isaac Dreese 
to Miss Mary Ann, daughter of Jacob 
Beaver. On the 23rd. ult., by Rev. 
Shindel, Mr. Michael Beaver to Miss 
Amelia Dreese, all of Beaver town- 
ship. 

August 11, 1843. 

Our Beaver subscribers in the 
neighborhood of Adamsburg will re- 
ceive their papers hereafter at Miller 
& Overdorf's store in Adamsburg. 

The Harrisburg Intelligencer says: 
that Col. Joseph Paxton, declined a 
nomination as a candidate for canal 
commissioner. They say that Dr. J. 
Wagenseller, of Union, is the most 
prominent man now in the north, and 
would make an excellent officer, and 
is deservedly popular wherever 

known. You are perfectly 

right friend McCurdy, for there is 
no mistake in regard to Dr. Wagen- 
seller's capabilities, integrity or popu- 
larity. He is a strong man and one 
of the most active business men of 
Northern Pennsylvania. Mr. Wagen- 
seller is well known as an industrious, 
economical and preserving man, who 
possesses all the qualifications neces- 
sary to discharge the duties of Canal 
Commissioner with credit to himself, 
and to the best interests of the Com- 
monwealth. 

Attention. Capt. John Forster of 
the Lafayette Troop commands the 
troops to meet at the home of Major 
Henry A. Smith, in Middleburg, Sat- 
urday, the 26th of August, properly 
equipped for drill with full uniform 
and six rounds of blank cartridges. 
August 25, 1843. 

The Editor of the Clinton County 
Whig requests us to send him a copy 
of John Snyder's anti-tariff speech. 
We shall comply with his request, but 
having so lately taken possession of 
the office, we have not as yet, been 
able to lay our hands on any thing 
of the kind. Copies of John Snyder's 
speech are as scarce as hen's teeth. 
They have all been gathered up and 
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keeping till after election, as they 
are not calculated for this meridian. 
The people must be kept in darkness 
until John is elected. 
September 1, 1843. 

Married. On the 24th ult., by Rev. 
A. B. Casper, Mr. Charles Stees, of 
West Buffalo, to Miss Barbara Smith, 
of Middleburg. 

Convicted. John Billman, who has 
been in our jail for some time on a 
charge of stealing a valuable horse 
from Mr. Nathan Mitchel, of Lewis- 
burg, on the 2nd of July, was 
brought before the court of Quarter 
Sessions of our county and tried, on 
Tuesday. The verdict was guilty and 
he was sentenced to hard labor in 
the Eastern Penitentiary for two 
years. 

Weather. The weather for a week 
past has been extremely warm and 
sultry. Wednesday last the thermom- 
eter rose to 90 degrees in the shade, 
and it continues excessively warm. 

Our court is now sitting and busi- 
ness is progressing rapidly but there 
is plenty of business for the court for 
two weeks, provident the different 
parties are ready for trial. 
September 22, 1843. 

By turning to the 2nd volume of 
the Senate Journal of 1843, Page 
283, you will find that John Snyder 
is returned as defaulter to the state, 
in the sum of one thousand three hun- 
dred and forty eight dollars and forty 
four cents. 

John Smith, the editor of the "Uni- 
on Adler" is a complete half way 
min. He goes in for about half of the 
Whig ticket, and electioneers against 
the other half. What will the Demo- 
cratic Whig subscribers to the "Ad- 
ler" say to this? We think we hear 
them say "The Lord deliver us from 
Tadpolism." 
September 29, 1843. 

Hon. John Snyder's Speech on the 
Tariff, is publish in this issue. 

First Number. We have received 
the first number of a new paper call- 
ed the "Lewisburg Chronicle" and 
printed at Lewisburg, Union County, 
by Messrs. Shriner and Burkenbine. 
The paper looks well, and is very 
neatly printed. The only objection we 
could have to it, is that it is of the 
wrong stripe, but perhaps the editor 
thinks otherwise, and if so, they have 
" right to their own way of think- 
ing. 

The Locofoco candidates for Con- 
gress and Legislature held a politic- 



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al consultation at the Buffalo Hotel, 
kept by one of the candidates (Mr. 
Reber) on the HOLY SABBATH 
DAY. This is too bad to be said of 
any christian community, yet so it is 
and the people should know it, so 
that they can regulate their voting' 
accordingly. 
October 6, 1843. 

The following is the Democratic 
Whig ticket: Canal Commissioner, 
William Tweed, Benj. Weaver, bimen- 
on Guilford; Congress, Gen. Henry 
Frick; Assembly, John Hall, John 
Adams; Sheriff!, Michael Kleckner; 
Comm., Henry Sanders Jr.; Treasurer 
John D. Bogar; Coronor, Charles See- 
bold; Auditor, Christian Bryman; 
Trustee, Wm. Gutelius, John Gast, 
James Simonton. 

Large Potato. Dr. J. R. Lotz, of 
this place, produced a potato of his 
own raising, which weighs three 
pounds and three ounces, in its 
clothes and barefooted. If any of 
our friends can crawl over this Irish- 
man, we would like to hear from 
them. 
October 20, 1843. 

Married. In Selinsgrove on the 
15th inst., by Jacob Riblet, Esq., Mr. 
Isaac Kneise, of Huntingdon County, 
to Miss Susanna Row, of Selinsgrove. 

The following is the official elec- 
tion returns for Union County: 

Congress. Henry Frick, 1953, Jno. 
Snyder, 1547; Canal Comm., Wm. 
Tweed, 2084, Benj. Weaver, 2034, 
Sim. Guilford, 2010, James Clark, 
1299, Jesse Miller, 1407, W. B. Fos- 
ter, 1393; Assembly, John Hall, 2240, 
John Adams, 2099, Samuel Reber, 
1621, Wm. W. Wilson, 1613; Sheriff, 
M. Kleckner, 596, J. M. Benfer, 
2026, Wm. Glover, 913, Jos. Hutchin- 
son, 251, Dan Rengler, 109; Commis- 
sioner, Henry Sanders, 1144, Mich 
Clemens, 1380, Fr. Bolender 566, A. 
Swineford, 449 ; Treasurer, John D. 
Bgar, 1255, Philip Gross, 2155; Cor- 
onor, Chas. Seebold, 1326, Chr. 
Schroyer 1118. 
December 1, 1843. 

We had a smart sprinkle of hail 
and snow Wednesday, which has 
brought cold weather on us, and this 
morning, at the time our paper is 
put to press, it is snowing. 

Our court is in session, and doing 
business with unusual despatch. Hi; 
Honor Judge Wilson is indefatigable 
in his labors, an dis gaining in favor 
and confidence with the people. He 
will certainly do his duty, as far as he 



is concerned, and we hope soon to see 
our Issue List considerably reduced. 

N. Middleswarth the assignee of 
John Bickel, offers for sale the prop- 
erty well known at the Beavertowsi 
paper Mill, situated within one mile 
to Adamsburg, and the farm attached 
thereto containing 56 acres of pat- 
ented land. 

Ner Middleswarth, the assignee will 
sell at public auction the house of 
David Hubler, in Beavertown. 
December, 1843. 

Our Court. The trial between 
some of the heirs of John Cowden 
deed., against the West B. Bank, for 
the use of Ellis Lewis Esq., and the 
bank of Pennsylvania, is occupying 
nearly the whole of this week. There 
is an array of talent on both sides, 
and amongst the attorney's concerned 
in the cause, is Judge Lewis late 
President Judge of this county. 
Snow fell yesterday to the depth of 
about one foot, which has enlivened 
the streets with the jingle of sleigh 
bells. 
December 15, 1843. 

Another Editor Gone. We see by 
the Danville Democrat, that the 
editor of that paper has left the 
state (of celibacy) and is now on a 
tour through the state of matrimony. 
We wish our friend Cook, a pleasant 
and fruitful journey, and hope that 
his! broth may not be spoiled by 
having too many Cooks. 

The following are the officers of 
the Union County Clay Club: Pres., 
Ner Middleswarth, Beaver Twp; Vice 
Pres., Geo. Sampsel, Chapman, Saml. 
Bastress, Perry, J. Wagenseller, 
Penns, Henry Hilbish, Washington, 
Frederick Baus, Middlccreek, David 
Schwenk, of Centre, Solomon Engle, 
of Beaver. 
December 22, 1843. 

List of Grand Jurors for Jan. Court: 
Beaver — Jacob Bertsch. 
Middlecreek — Michael Dinges. 
Chapman — John Ebright. 
West Beaver — Andrew Ulsr Sr. 
Washington — Jacob Hartz, Daniel 
German, Daniel Shower, Elias Men- 
gas. 

Perry — Philip Schnee. 
Centre — John Renninger. 
Penns — Thomas Bower. 

List of Traverse jurors for Janu- 
ary Court: 

Middlecreek. John Stroub, Samuel 
Leitzel, John Dauberman. 

West Beaver. Joseph Felker, Isaac 
Fees. 



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119 



Chapman. Daniel Brubaker, J. G. 
Herrold. 

Penns. Samuel Pawling, James K. 
Davis, Christian Schroyer, Christian 
Kantz, Peter Richter. 

Beaver. Daniel Zieber, Michael 
Ewig, John Hall. 

Centre. Israel Bachman, Michael 
Swengel, Jacob Wittenmeyer. 

Washington. Jacob Reichenbach, 
Philip S. Boyer. 

List of Jurors for 2nd week court: 

Beaver. Daniel Moyer, Jacob 
Freed, Jacob Kern. 

Washington, Elijah Coldron. 

Centre. Jacob Fryer. 

Chapman. Philip Herrold, Samuel 
Bastress. 

Penns. Jacob Shafer, David Hiser, 
Henry W. Snyder, John Ritter, Ja- 
cob Jarrett. 

Middlecreek. Frederick Bilger, Jno. 
Kline. 
December 29, 1843. 

There are 67 cases in the trial list 
for the January Court. 
January 5, 1844. 

There will be a dinner prepared 
January 8th by Gen. Harrison of the 
Temperance Hotel. The Artillery Co. 
of New Berlin, are to dine there, and 
we hope our citizens and others will 
patronize the General by joining in 
a feast of fat things — say dead turk- 
eys for instance. 

Hon. Ner Middleswarth's name has 
been announced as a candidate for 
Governor of Pa., and we think there 
has not been a name mentioned who 
would completely unite the Whigs 
and Antimasons and anti-Locofoco 
Democrats as he will. 
January 12, 1844. 

We take the following article from 
the Union Times of last week, to 
show our honest Germans in what 
estimation they are held by the Lo- 
cofocos: "Nothing new from Cong- 
ress. Geo. Frick's motion to have 
5.000 copies of the Message reprinted 
in the German Language met with 
that contempt the LITTLENESS of 
the subject demanded." 

Ner'Middleswarth and Jacob Bard- 
ner were the executors for the estate 
of George Muck, late of Beavr town- 
ship, dcd. 

Caution. All persons are caution- 
ed against taking a note given by 
Peter Dauberman to Christian Daub- 
erman. of Middlecreek Twp., dated on 
or about Dec. 11, 1839. 

Frederick C. Moyer and George C. 
Moyer were the administrators in 



the estate of John C. Moyer, late of 
Washington twp. deed. 

Henry Felker was assignee in the 
estate of Solomon Romig Jr., late of 
Beaver Township. 
January 19, 1844. 

Harvey Birch, the talented editor 
of the Daily Forum, on the subject 
of the next governor, in speaking of 
Mr. McKennan in connection with 
that office, remarks: I can hardly 
tell why it is he is so strong, but so 
it is; next to him in availability and 
general worth are the Hon. James 
Irvin, of Centre, and Mr. Middles- 
warth, of Union, either of these would 
present almost an assurance of suc- 
cess and deserve the approbation and 
support of their fellow citizens. You 
will have a pleasant campaign be- 
fore you with either of the latter, 
but with Mr. McKennan, the very 
hoisting of his name authorized by 
the convention, may be considered a 
victory won. 
January 26, 1844. 

Ner Middleswarth and Charles 
Kaley Admrs., offer for rent the Full- 
ing mill and carding machine be- 
longing to the estate of Abraham 
Kahley, deed., situate in Beaver twp. 
February 2, 1844. 

A law has been passed by the Leg- 
islature, changing the time of hold- 
ing the courts in Union county. Our 
courts hereafter will commence on 
the third Monday after the fourth 
Monday in April, August, November 
and January which will restore them 
to the old time of holding, our next 
regular term will commence on the 
second Monday or the 13th of May. 
An adjourned court will be held on 
the second Monday in March next, 
to continue one week. 

We understand that the place of 
holding the election for Middlecreek 
township, has been changed from 
Henry Pontius's to Jacob Mohr's tav- 
ern. 

The total receipts and expenditures 
for Union County lor 1843 was 
$8480.74. J^.cob McCurley, Solomon 
Engel and Michael Clemmens were 
the commissioners. 

Married. Sunday, the 28th ult., by 
M. H. Weaver Esq., Mr. Jacob Wittis, 
of Centre township, to Mis Marga- 
ret Benfer, of Union township. 

Died. In Penns township on the 
26th ult., Mr. Christian Fisher, in his 
73rd year. In Penn township, on the 
28th ult., Mrs. Peter Fisher aged a- 
bout 70 years. 



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OLD PEOPLE'S CO RNER 

Names of People, Living at the age of 70 years and old- 
er as published in the Middleburg POST, in April and May, 
1917. Several of them died between the time of publishing 
the list and the publication of this book. 



Adams, David, Selinsgrove R. R., born 
Feb. 9, 1847. 

Albert, Hannah, (nee Keefer) Hern- 
don, born Mar. 1, 1827, in Upper 
Augusta Twp., Northumberland Co. 

Arbogast, Sophia, Middlecreek, born 
Nov. 14 1848 in Beaver Twp. 

Artley, James, Freeburg, born April 
11, 1842. 

Arnold, Ben. F., Freeburg, born May 
29, 1841. 

Arnold, D. B. R. D. No. 1 Port Trevor- 
ton, was born Feb. 28, 1844. 

Attinger, Mrs. Caroline, R. D. No. 
1 Port Trevorton, born Oct. 6, 1843 

Aucker, E. S., Port Trevorton, born 
in Chapman Twp., Jan. 22, 1845. 

Aurand, Henry H., Beavertown, born 
near Troxelville, Oct. 29, 1?40. 

Aurand, Henry S., Kreamer, born 
Mar. 30, 1835. 

Aurand, Mrs. Leah S. (nee Hassing- 
er) Beavertown, born near Trox- 
elville, Jan. 19, 1839. 

Aurand, Eliza. Middleburg, born Aug. 
26, 1845, at Troxelville, Pa. 

Aurand, Mrs. Sallie, Troxelville, 
born July 19, 1835 in Union now 
Snyder county. 

Aurand, Mrs. Sallie, Troxelville, born 
July 19, 1845 in Union, now Sny- 
der County. 

Bay, Henry, R. D. No. 1 Liverpool, 
born in Susquehanna Twp., Jun- 
iata Co., Jan. 11, 1839. 

Bay, Mrs. J. M., McAlisterville, born 
Aug. 9, 1843, in Fayette, Twp., 
Juniata County. 

Bay, J. M., McAlisterville, Born in 
Fayette Twp. Juniata County. 

Bachman, Mrs. Kate, Middleburg, 
born in Limestone Twp. Union 
County, Aug. 28, 1847. 

Bailey, Jackson, Penns Creek, born 
May 28, 1844, in Centre Twp. 

Barry, Mrs. Rebecca K., Selinsgrove, 
born Dec. 27, 1840. 

Benner, Solomon, born at Thompson- 
town, Jan. 6, 1842, aged 75 years. 

Benner, Mrs. Rachel, born at Union- 
town, June 8, 1844, aged 72 years. 

Beaver, Mrs. Molly, Dry Valley X 
Roads, born Feb. 28, 1842. 



Beaver, Mrs. Catherine, Dry Valley 
X Roads, born near Kratzerville, 
Apr. 10, 1846. 

Beaver, Mathias, soldier, residing and 
born near Kratzerville, Feb. 24, 
1845, was a volunteer and served in 
Co. G, 47 Pa. Regt. 

Beaver, Mrs. Hattie, born in Dry Val- 
ley X Roads 1831. 
Benfer, Jamesi, of Sunbury, born 
Nov. 9, 1840. 

Benfer, G. W., Dry Valley X Roads 
born Apr. 6, 1845. 

Bergy, Mrs. Kate (Nee Shelley) wid- 
ow of Rev. Wm. Richfield, born in 
West Perry Twp., Snyder Co., 
July 10, 1845. 

Beaver G. E. R. D. Millerstown, born 
in Liverpool Twp., Pery Co. Sept. 
24 1844. 

Beistle, Mrs. Sue, Port Trevorton, 
born Sept. 19, 1841. 

Benfer, Mrs. Henry Sr., (nee Ellen 
Gift) Newton, Kans., born near 
Middleburg, Mar. 13, 1835. 

Benfer, Henry Sr., Newton, Kans., 
born near Troxelville, Oct. 3, 1832. 
Was County Treasurer. 

Bierly, Mrs. Maria (Dundore,) Port 
Trevorton, born July 28, 1843. 

Bilger, Wm, R. F. D. No. 2 McClure, 
Pa., Born Oct. 8, 1836. 

Bilger, Samuel, Kreamer, born Apr. 
6, 1835 in Middlecreek Twp. 

Biokel, Isaac, Troxelville, born March 

3, 1836. 

Bingaman, Mrs. Sara, Penns Creek, 

born in Sugor Valley Centre Co., 

Sept. 13, 1836. 
Bickhart, Henry R., Middleburg, born 

Aug. 13, 1846, in Freeburg. 
Bickhart, Mrs. Henry R., Middleburg, 

(nee Roush), born April 12, 184Jr 

in Freeburg. 
Bollinger, Jacob, Kreamer, born Oct. 

4, 1836 in Middlecreek Twp. 
Bollinger, Mrs. Jacob, (nee Naugle) 

Kreamer, born Nov. 22, 1840, in 

Washington Twp. 
Boyer, Mrs. Catherine, Penns Creek, 

born at Penns Creek, June 21, 1841. 
Bover, Susie, Middleburg, Born Aug. 

28, 1832. 



OLD PEOPLE'S CtORNER 



Bolig, Rebecca, Penns Creek, born 
1832. 

Boyer, Wm. J., Salem, born Dec. 9, 

1847 in house he now resides. 
Bowersox, Perry O., Penns Creek. 

born July 23, 1846. 
Bower, Mrs. Sarah, Dry Valley X 

Roads, born near Kratzerville, Mar 

19, 1837. 

Boyer, Mrs. Sarah (Nee Luck) widow 
of Hem-y, residing at R. D. No. 2 
Mifflinburg, born Sept. 16, 1835. 

Boyer, Mrs. Elizabeth, Dry Valley X 
Roads, born near New Berlin in 
1833. 

Brown, Mrs. Julia, (Nee Stuck) wid- 
ow of Peter, East Salem, born in 
Monroe Twp., Juniata Co. Jan. 27, 
1830. 

Breinheimer, Mrs. Selinsgrove, born 
Mar. 1, 1829. 

Buck, Mrs. Louisa, 695 Kling St., Ak- 
ron, Ohio, born Aug. 13, 1835. 

Byerly, Miss Sarah, 112 Grand St.. 
Danville, Pa., born May 15, 1836. 

Catherman, Geo., Millmont, born Feb 
13, 1835. at New Berlin, Pa. 

Charles, Henry F., Port Trevorton, 
born Feb. 16, 1844 in Union Twp., 
served in Co. D. 18th Reg. Inf and 
Co. A. 172 Reg. Militia and Co. 
C. 21st Reg. Pa. Cavalry. 

Coleman, W. H., Beavertown, born 
in Dauphin County, July 31, 1843. 
He enlisted in the 9th Penna. Cav- 
alry Sept. 28, 1861 and was mus- 
tered out July 27, 1865. 

Cooper, Mrs. J. L., Selinsgrove, Pa., 
born July 28, 1845. 

Connelly, Wm. ReHight, So. Dak., 
born April 30, 1836. 

Crimmel, Thomas, Thompsontown, 
born 1845 in Walker Twp. Juniata 
County. 

Davis, Mrs. Emma J., Selinsgrove, 
born Mar. 21, 1831. 

Deal, Peter, Hoisington, Kans., born 
Nov. 29, 1838 in New Berlin. 

Deck, Mrs. Mary E., Millerstown. 
born June 26, 1840 at East Han- 
over Twp., Lebanon Co. 

Dewitt, Mrs., Selinsgrove, born Mar. 
8, 1844. 

Deiffenderfer, Mrs. Rachael, Dry Val. 
ley X Roads, born in Perry Co., 
Aug. 18, 1836. 

Dimm, Dr. J. R., Ex-Pres. Susque- 
hanna University, Selinsgrove, born 
1830, at Muncy, Pa. 

Dorman, Andrew J., Penns Creek, Pa., 
born May 9, 1833 in Hartley Twp., 
Union Co. Pa. 

Dreese, William, Ex-County Commis- 
sioner, Beavertown, Pa., born Dec. 
25, 1846. 



m 

Dressier, George, Deleware Twp. 
Juniata County, born Aug. 18, 
1833, in Susquehanna Twp. 

Dunn, Calvin S., Richfield, born Feb 
26, 1848. 

Dunn, Mrs. Mary Ann, widow of Jos- 
iah, Richfield, born in Berks Co. 
Pa. Feb. 11, 1841. 

Dunkleberger, Mrs. C. H. Middleburg. 
born Union Twp., Snyder Co. Mar. 
1?>, 1846. 

Dunkleberger, Cornelius H., Middle- 
burg, born in Mahantango Twp., 
Northumberland Co., May 20, 1840 

Erb, Moses, Troxelville November 
30, 1839. 

Ewig, Geo. Troxelville, born Feb. 26, 

1842, near Troxelville, soldier 6th 
Pa. Reserves Co. B. 

Fisher, Levi, Selinsgrove, Pa., born 
Jan. 19, 1843. 

Fisher, Lydia, widow of Norman, Sel- 
insgrove, Pa. born Sept. 19, 1846. 

Fisher, Mrs. John P., Middlecreek El- 
ectric Dam, born Sept. 23, 1842. 

Fisher, Mrs. Mich, Isle of Que, Sel- 
insgrove, born Aug. 4, 1845. 

Fisher, Jacob, Selinsgrove, born Jan. 
6, 1847. 

Forry, Jacob, born Dec. 7, 1835 in 
Perry Twp. Union County. 

Frantz, Mrs. Jennie (nee Zellers) 
widow of Benjamin, Richfield, born 
in Susquehanna Twp. July 5, 1844. 

Frantz, Mrs. Benjamin, born in Perry 
Co., July 5, 1844, aged 72 years. 

Fultz, Mrs. Samuel G., born July 27, 

1843, at Belleville, Mifflin Co., Pa. 
Fultz, Samuel G., born at Belleville, 

Mifflin Co., Nov. 18, 1842. 
Garman, D. G., R. F. D., No. 1, Port 

Trevorton, Pa., born in Perry Twp., 

Snyder County, Jan. 2, 1845. 
Garman, Mrs. Elizabeth, born Oct. 

1, 1841, aged 75 years. 
Gaugler, George, Shamokin Dam, 

born Sept. 13, 1838. 
Gaugler, S. C, Shamokin Dam, born 

June 8, 1847. 
Gaugler, Daniel, Shamokin Dam, 

born Dec. 28, 1849. 
Gelnett, John B, R. D. No. 2 Rich- 
field, born May 26, 1845, in Green- 
wood Twp., Juniata Co. 
Gemberling, Wm. D., Salem, bom 

Oct. 4, 1841. 
Gemberling, Mrs. Wm. D., Salem, 

(nee Caroline Fisher) born May 

23, 1845. 
Gemberling, Mary, Cocolamus, born 

May 16, 1841 in Northumberland 

Co., aged 76 yrs. 
Geise, Mrs. Julia, Sunbury, born near 

Laurelton Sept. 29, 1843. 
George, Mrs. Catherine, Richfield, 

born Mar. 26, 1835. 



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Gemberling, Sephares, Selinsgrc/e, 

born Jan. 29, 1833. 
Gill, Mrs. Levi, Troxelville, born April 

1, 1843 in Adams township. 
Gift, Mrs. Amelia, widow of Aaron 

K., Middleburg, Pa., born at Rov- 
er's Bridge, July 10, 1832. 
Gingrich, I. N., Walker Twp., Juniata 

County, born Sept-. 8, 1842, in 

Selinsgrove. 
Good, Mrs. Frank, Selinsgrove, born 

Jan. 20, 1846. 
Good, Frank, Selinsgrove, Sept. 18, 

1842. 
Graybill, Mrs, Elizabeth, Richfield, 

born 1842 in Juniata County. 
Graybill, Mrs. Solomon, born in Heis- 

ter Valley, July 6, 1848, age 73 yrs. 
Graybill, Mrs. Rev. Solomon S., born 

at Richfield, Oct. 13, 1846, aged 

70 years. 
Graybill, Christian, Richfield, born 

near Thompsontown, Apr. 6, 1828. 
Grimm, Mrs. Henry, (Nee Elizabeth 

Roush) Middleburg, born March 18 

1848, near Freeburg, died May 10, 

1917. 
Grimm, H. H., Middleburg, born near 

Freeburg, June 30, 1845. 
Grubb, Mrs. Wm. A. Perry Valley, 

born Oct. 31, 1840. 
Grubb, Wm. A., Perry Valley, born 

May 21, 1833. 
Hackenburg, Isaac, Troxelville, born 

March 30, 1848. 
Hackenburg, Mrs. Isaac, Troxelville. 

born Oct. 1. 1846. 
Hackenburg, John K., Penns Creek, 

born June 30, 1832. 
Harter, Wm. J. R. D. Millerstown, 

born in Greenwood Twp., Perry 

Co. Jan. 22, 1844. 
Hart, Mrs. Mary, Richfield, born 1837 

in Juniata County. 
Harbster, Mrs. Harriet, Crossgrove, 

born Jan. 17, 1841, in Union Co. 

now Snyder. 
Hartley, John, born at Penns '"'.reek, 

April 1, 1844. 
Hartman, Mrs. Katie, born at Penns 

Creek, Aug. 2, 1841. 
Hare, J. D., R. No. 1 Middleburg, 

born Sept. 11, 1848. 
Harner, R. A. M., Paxtonville, born 

Jan. 20, 1833, near Philipsburg. 

Pa. 
Haas, Elias M., Duncannon, born Jan. 

7. 1839, at Mexico, Juniata Co. 
Hassinger, Jacob, Penns Creek, born 

Sept. 6, 1843, in Centre Twp. _ 
Hassinger, Henry M., Bannerville, 

born May 31, 1845, in Union Co. 

now Snyder. 
Hassinger, Samuel H., Beavertown, 

Pa., born June 5, 1836, died Mar. 

11 1917. 



Hassinger, A. J., Halstead, Kans., 
born near Benfer, Pa., Aug. 21, 
1845. 

Hassinger, M. L., Swineford, born 
April 12, 1843. 

Hassinger, D. J., Benfer, born July 
27, 1843. 

Hassinger, Mrs. M. L. Swineford, born 

Hawk, Miss Sarah, Mifflintown, Pa., 
Born May 4, 1837. 
July 12, 1846, near Freeburg. 

Hazlet, Emanuel, Globe Mills, Pa., 
born Oct. 1833. 

Heeter, Wm., Bannerville, veteran in 
Civil War, born Jan. 1, 1844, near 
McCIure. 

Heeter, Mrs. Wm. Sr., Bannerville, 
born Mar. 17, 1847, near Beaver 
Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Heeter have 
been married 53 years. 

Heintzelman, Jacob R., Kreamer, born 
June 5, 1841. 

Heiser, Barbara, Verdilla, born July 
26, 1833. 

Helfrich, Phaeon, Middlecreek, born 
Nov. 2, 1843 in Lehigh Co. 

Herman, Mrs. A. H., (nee Kline), 
Troxelville, born Nov. 15, 1846. 

Herrold, Mrs. Carolina, R. D. No. 1 
Port Trevorton, born Oct. 12, 1837. 

Herrold, Geo. M., R. D. No. 1 Port 
Trevorton, born April 23, 1844. 

Herrold, Mary M., Port Trevorton, 
born May 6, 1848 at Berrysburg, 
Dauphin Co. 

Herrold, Mrs. Simon, (nee Lizzie Bru_ 
baker) Produce, born in Union 
Twp. Snyder Co., Dec. 22, 1838. 

Herman Serphares, Selinsgrove, born 
Jan. 19, 1841. 

Herman, Mrs. Catherine (Nee Oldt) 
N. of Beaver Srings, born in Ly- 
coming Co. April 18, 1828. 

Herman, Mrs. A. H., (nee Kline) 
Troxelville, born Nov. 15, 1836. 

Hendricks, Mrs. Henry, Port Trevor- 
ton, born in Susquehanna Twp., 
Juniata Co. Nov. 10, 1844. 

Hendricks, Henry, Port Trevorton, 
born in Chapman Twp., Feb. 15, 
1837. 

Hendricks. Jacob, Middlecreek Elec- 
tric " Power Dam, born Oct. 
19, 1837. 

Hermer, Mrs. Adam, (Nee Sarah Jane 
Shellenberger Richfield, born in 
Perry Co., Feb. 2, 1847. 

Hironimus, Miss Katherine, Millmont, 
born Apr. 8, 1839, at Lindale,, Un- 
ion Co. 

Hickernall, John, Hartleton, born in 
York Co., Mar. 26, 1839. Serv- 
ed in second Regular Cavalry U. 
S. Served for 6 years. 

Hockenbrock, John, Richfield, born 
March 23, 1843, in York Co. 



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Hockenbrock, John, R. D. No. 2 Rich- 
field, born Mar. 23, 1*834 in York 
Co. 

Hoffman, Charles, Selinsgrove, born 
Mar. 25, 1831. 

Hoffman, Noah, Hartleton, born in 
Union Co., July 29, 1836. Mem- 
ber, of Co. E. 142 Regt. Served 
3 years. 

Holtzapple, Henry, Middlecreek El- 
ectric Dam, born Sept. 8, 1844. 

Hummel, Benjamin, Chestnut Ridge, 
born Apr. 22, 1843 in Union now 
Snyder Co. 

Hummel, Mrs. Eliza, Bellevue, Ohio, 
born in Juniata County, Nov. 9. 

1842, and raised near Beavertown. 
Hummel, Benj. Globe Mills, born Sept. 

5, 1833 in Middlecreek Twp. 
Hummel, Edward, R. D. No. 3, Mid- 

dleburg, born Sept. 7, 1850. 
Hunt, Daniel, Penns Creek, born in 

Limestone Two., Dec. 15, 1845. 
Hurley, Mrs. Julia A., Perry Vallev, 

born Feb. 18, 1838. 
Jarrett, Mrs. Harriet, Selinsgrove, Pa. 

born in New Berlin, Aug. 17, 1835. 
Jarrett, Franklin H., Selinsgrove, 

born near Selinsgrove, Oct. 9, 1839, 

aged 78 years, died Mar. 29, 1917. 
Jarrett, Mrs. Mary E., Selinsgrove, 

was born in New Berlin, June 18, 

1843, aged 74 years. 

Jarrett, Perry, R. D. No. 1 Selins- 
grove, born in Snyder Co., Aug. 20, 
1843. 

Jarrett, Samuel, R. D. No. 1 Selins- 
grove, born in Snyder Co. Mar. 6, 
1842, served in Civil War, Co. G. 
147th Regt. P. V. I., 1st Brig., 2nd 
Div. 12th and 20th A. C. 

Holsapple, John, Kantz, born Mar. 1, 
1833. in Washington Twp. 

Holsapple, Mrs. John, of Kantz, born 
in Washington Twp., Jan. 11, 1835. 

Houser, Alexander, Produce, Civil 
War veteran, born Jan. 15, 1845, 
in Union Twp., Snyder Co. 

Hommel, Alexander, Beaver Springs 
born June 3, 1840. 

Hommel, Mrs. Alexander, Beaver 
Springs, born Jan. *28, 1840. 

Hottenstein,, Mrs. I. F., Shamokin 
Dam, born Apr. 29, 1834. 

Hummel, William, Bellevue, Ohio, 
born in Union, now Snyder Co.. 
Apr. 24, 1843, near Middleburg. 

Kantz, Luther, Freeburg, born April 
24, 1840, near Freeburg. 

Keiser, Jonathan, Thompstown, Pa., 
born June 8, 1836. 

Kent, I. A., Thompsontown, born in 
Noble Co. Ohio, Mar. 21 1839. 



Kerctetter, Mrs. Mary A., widow of 
Adam, Richfield, born Sept. 30, 
1831 in Liverpool Twp. Perry Co. 

Kerstetter, Moses D., R. F. D. No. 1 
Liverpool, born March 4, 1847, in 
ousquehanna Twp., Juniata Co. 

Kerstetter, Mrs. Elizabeth, (nee 
Graham) widow of Peter, R. D. 
Liverpool, born Apr. 2, 1844 in 
Susquehanna Twp. Juniata Co. 

Kerstetter, John L., born Aug 17 
IS 42 in Chapman Twp. 

Kerstetter, Mrs. Susanna, Port Trev- 
orton, widow of P. G., born Nov 
22, 1837. 

Kerstetter, Henry, Alva, Okla., born 
Nov. 21, 1839, in the lower end of 
Snyder Co. 

Kessler, Samuel C, Selinsgrove, born 
July 20, 1839. Enlisted Nov. 4, 
1862 as private in Co. C. 172 Reg. 
Penna. Vol. 

Kessler, Mary C. (nee Ott) Selins- 
grove, born June 8, 1845 in Penn 
Township. 

Kessler, Mary M., Hummel's Wharf, 
born Jan. 23, 1829. 

Kiseling, Mrs. Elizabeth, R. D. Mill- 
erstown, born Oct. 24, 1841, in 
Chapman Twp., Snyder Co. 

Klose, Mrs. Isaac, R. D. No. 1 Mid- 
dleburg, Pa., born in Beaver Twp., 
Snyder Co., April 1, 1826. Re- 
sides with R. A. Hassinger and is 
active at the age of 91 years. 

Klingler, Mrs. Catharine, wife of 
Peter Klingler Sr., deceased, born 
east of Kratzerville bridge in Mon- 
roe twp., Feb. 16, 1843. 

Kline, John W., Lewistown, born 
Sept. 15, 1840, in Snyder County. 

Klingler, Mrs. Eliz., (nee Oldt) Salem 
born at New Berlin, Oct. 31, 1839. 

Klingler, Sarah, Middlecreek, born 
Dec. 25, 1841, South West of Krat- 
zerville. 

Klinepeter, Samuel E., Beaver 
Springs, Pa., born at Port Roval, 
Juniata County, Pa., Feb. 2, 1846. 

Kneop, Isaiah, Bannerville, born Dec. 
27, 1841, in Mifflin Co. 

Knepp, Joseph, Bannerville, born Oct. 
20, 1844, in Mifflin Co. 

Knepp, Paul H., Beaver Springs, 
born Sept. 17, 1842, north of Mid- 
dlecreek. Pa. 

Knouse, Christian, R. D. Mt. Pleas- 
ant Mills, born in Susquehanna 
Twp., Juniata Co., Dec. 25, 1837. 

Knouse, John, R. D. No. 1 Liverpool, 
born in Susquehanna Twp., Jun- 
iata Co.. Feb. 12, 1835. 

Knouse, W. H. Bunkertown, bom in 
Susquehanna Twp., Juniata Co., 
Aug. 15, 1836. 



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Knouse, Mrs. Solomon, R. D. No. 3 
Millerstown, born Aug. 26, 1845 
at Middleburg. 

Knouse, Samuel, Center Twp., Snyder 
County, Pa., born March 17, 1841. 

Knouse, Nancy, (Mickey) Bunker- 
town, born April 21, 1834, in 
Cumberland Co. 

Kocher, Mrs. Isaac, Selinsgrove. born 
Jan. 9, 1837. 

Kopenhaver, Tobias, R. D. No. 3 Mill- 
erstown, . born Apr. 29, 1846 at 
Klinglerstown. 

Kratzer, Mrs. Hettie, Swineford, born 
Jan. 20, 1836 in Mussers Valley. 

Kreeger, Mrs. Catherine Raker, 
Swineford, Pa., born Oct. 5, 1836. 

Krebs, Mrs. Hannah (Stahl) born 
near Verdilla, Snyder Co., Dec 
19, 1845, now living in Wyoming, 
Del., 72 yrs. old, healthful and hap- 
py. 

Kreps, J. Y., Troxelville, born Aug. 
10, 1836, in Mifflin Co. 

Krouse, Mrs. Hannah Aurand, widow 
of Geo., born near Selinsgrove, 
June 3, 1843. Resides on a farm 
with her son near Edwardsburg, 
Michigan. 

Krouse, Mrs. Catherine, widow of 
Lewis,' Kreamer, formerly of Mid- 
dlccreek Twp., born Aug. 2, 1837. 

Kuhns, Joseph, born in Centre Twp., 
July 12, 1841. 

Kurtz, Mrs. Mary (Ramer,) widow 
of John, Richfield, born near Porc 
Trevorton, Feb. 15, 1842. 

Lash, Ed., West of Bannerville, born 
Jan. 3, 1844. 

Lash, Mrs. Ed., West of Bannerville, 
born May 17, 1845. 

Lauver, Mrs. Mary, Richfield, born 
April 22, 1832. in Montgomery Co. 

Lawrence, Mrs. Emily, born August 
12, 1836. 

Leister, Rev. J. D., Cocolamus, born 
Apr. 23, 1843, near Cocolamus, 
Fayette Twp. Aged 74 yrs. 

Lenker, Mrs. Powell, Hcrndon, born 
in 1832. 

Logan, Maria, (nee Gaulger) Sha- 
mokin Dam. born Aug. 31, 1842. 

Long, James H., Beaver Springs, Pa., 
born north-west of Beaver Springs, 
Jan. 18, 1846. 

Long, Mrs. Joseph, Port Trexorton, 
born in Chapman Twp., Snyder Co. 
Sept. 20, 1842. 

Long, Joseph, Port Trevorton, born 
in Northumberland Co., June 20, 
1842. 

Luck, Mrs. Malinda, (nee Row) widow 
of Samuel, Salem, born near Sel- 
insgrove, Jan. 7, 1842. 

Martin, Joseph, Oriental, born June 



24, 1844, near Pallas, Washington 
Twp. 

Martin, George, Bunkertown, born 
April 28, 1838, near Port Trevor- 
ton. 

Maurer, Charles, Middlecreek, born 
Nov. 20, 1844 in Beaver Twp. 

Maurer, Mrs. Sarah, Middlecreek, 
born June 6, 1848, north of Ban- 
nerville. 

Maurer, Samuel S., Salem, born in 
Juniata Co., Jan. 22, 1837. 

Maurer, Mrs. Samuel S., (nee Cath- 
erine Luck,) Salem, born Mar. 28. 
1835. 

Maurer, Mrs. Mary, widow of Edward, 
Shingle Hollow, born in Mahan- 
tango, June 2, 1838. 

Meiser, Benjamin, R. D. No. 1 Mt. 
Pleasant Mills, born Feb. 28, 1844, 
In Perry Twp., Snyder Co. 

Meiser, John S., Globe Mills, born 
Aug. 21, 1840. 

Mengle, John, Mt. Pleasant Mills, R. 
D. No. 1, born in Juniata Co. May 
16, 1839. 

Metherow, Joseph, Turkey Valley, 
born Mar. 12, 1842, at Millers- 
town, Perry Co. 

Metzger, Samuel C, R. No. 1 Selins- 
grove, born in Union County, Feb. 
16, 1834. 

Metzger, Mrs. Sarah, (nee Kratzer) 
R. D. No. 1 Selinsgrove, born in 
Snyder County, Aug. 15, 1839. 

Middleswarth, Robert, Troxelville, 
born Aug. 12, 1839. 

Middleswarth, Mrs. Robert, Troxel- 
ville, born July 30, 1841. 

Middleswarth, Isaac, McClure, born 
Dec. 17, 1840, in West Beaver 
Twp., Snyder Co., Pa. 

Middleswarth, Mrs. Isaac, McClure, 
Pa., born May 23, 1843, at Beaver 
Springs. 

Middleswarth, Ner B., McClure, (Ex- 
Sheriff) born Jan. 28, 1844. 

Miller, Mrs. Harriet, Swineford, born 
Feb. 26, 1846, Franklin Twp. 

Miller, Mrs. Sara, Penns Creek, born 
in Limestone Twp., July 14, 1835. 

Miller, Mrs. Lydia, widow of Hon. 
Chas.. Salem, born at Kantz, Sept. 
19, 1844. 

Miller, Wm., Cleveland, Ohio, born 
April 26, 1841, at New Berlin. 

Miller, Peter, R. F. D., No. 3 Millers- 
town, Pa., born Nov. 9, 1836. 

Millhouse, Mrs. Agnes A., Middleburg. 
born Anr. 23, 1843. 

Moore, W. Harrv, McAlisterville born 
Feb. 13, 1836, in Walker Twp. 
Juniata County. 

Mover, Prof. William, Ex-County 
Supt., Freeburg, Pa., born Sept. 
27, 1834. 



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Moyer, Henry B., Harrisburg, Pa., 
formerly Freeburg, born July 24, 
1846. 
Moyer, Mrs. Catherine, R. D. No. 1 
Port Trevorton, born June 30, 
1829. 
Mowery, Mrs. Mary, widow of Ed- 
ward, R. D. Liverpool, born in 
Mahantango, June 2, 1838. 
Musselman, John, Selinsgrove, born 

June 12, 1834 in Penn Twp. 
Musselman, Samuel, Selinsgrove, born 

July 16, 1837 in Penn Twp. 

Nagle, J. P., Aline, born Sept. 24. 

1844, near Evendale, Juniata Co. 

veteran, enlisted Oct. 14, 1862 in 

Co. F. Pa. Cavalry. Discharged 

July 22, 1865. 

Nagle, Mrs. J. P. (nee Kepler) Aline, 

born in Dauphin Co. May 18, 1847. 

Nankivel, Thamos, born Oct. 6, 1844 

at Millerstown. 
Napp, Isaac J., R. D. No. 1 Beaver- 
town, born Aug. 26, 1838. Served 
in Company G. 147the Reg. Penna. 
Vol. 
Napp, Mrs. Amelia, R. D. No. 1 
Beavertown, born in Adams town- 
ship, April 8th, 1842. 
Nearhood, Michael, Locust Run, born 

1840 in Snyder Co. 
Neimond, Mrs. Malinda, (nee Stuck) 
widow of John, Evandale, born in 
West Perry Twp., Snyder Co., 
June 16, 1844. 
Pawling, Mrs. Lewis, Selinsgrove, 

born June 1, 1844. 
Pawling, Lewis, Selinsgrove, born 

Dec. 10, 1839. 
Pellman, Mrs. Samuel, born in Berks 
Co., Aug. 21, 1834, aged 82 years. 
Pellman, Mrs. Barbara, born Feb. 22, 

1832, aged 85 years. 

Peters, Mrs. Amanda, Bannerville, 

born Nov. 11, 1842, Beaver Springs. 

Pick, Mrs. Mary, born in Limestone 

Twp., Union Co., Apr. 16, 1844. 

Pontius, Geo. R., Kreamer, born Mar. 

9th, 1836 in Washington Twp. 
Ramer, Miss Lydia, Elizabethtown, 
born in Clinton Co., Pa., May 17, 
1839. 
Rambo, Emanuel, Port Trevorton, 

born Mar. 15, 1843. 
Rau, Mrs. Sara, Globe Mills, widow 
of Simon, born May 7, 1836, aged 
81 yrs. 
Rauch, Peter, Mt. Pleasant Mills, born 
Sept. 16, 1839 in West Beaver 
Twp. 
Raught, Frederick, Beaver Springs, 
Pa., born at Beaver Springs, Apr. 
2, 1845. 
Reichenbach, Joel, born near Pallas, 
Jan. 21, 1842. 



Reichley, Mrs. Jenina, born May 30th, 

1846, in Centre Twp. 
Reichley, David, Penns Creek, born 

in New Berlin, Union County, Pa., 

September 8, 1838. 
Reichenbach, Henry C, Independence, 

born Mar. 17, 1842, aged 75 yrs. 
Riegle, Mrs. Eliza, daughter of John 

and Elizabeth Swengel Shipton, 

Beavertown, born May 18, 1839. 
Reichley, John, soldier, resides near 

Kratzerville, born in Lycoming Co. 

Sept. 4, 1840, served in Company 

172 Yorktown, Va., 202 R. R. 

Guard. 
Ricgel, John R., born Nov. 14,_ 1835 

in Union Twp., near Verdilla. 
Renninger, Mrs. John W., Middle- 

dleburg, born June 21, 1838. 
Renninger, Mrs. Margaret, Swineford, 

born Sept. 21, 1840, near Meiser- 

ville. 
Renn, Mrs. Sadie, Shamokin Dam, 

(nee Gaugler) born Dec. 15, 1856. 
Rhoads, Mrs. Mary A., Middleburg, 

born June 14, 1841. 
Rhoads, Mrs. Elizabeth, born in Ger- 
many, Dec. 28, 1823, aged 93 years. 

Came to this country when 14 years 

old. Has home with her daughter, 

Mrs. J. P. Derr, Richfield, Is at 

present confined to her bed wit l 

sickness. 
Rice, Jno. S., Port Trevorton, born 

Nov. 30, 1844 at Mt Pleasant Mills. 
Ringler, Mrs. Angelina, born at Read 

ing, Pa. Sept. 11, 1842. 
Roush, Jairus, Kreamer, born Jan 

5, 1843 in Washington Twp. 
Roush, Mrs. Jairus, Kreamer, born 

May 9, 1843, in Middlecreek .Twp. 

Row, Mrs. Mary (nee Herman) wid- 
ow of Harrison, born May 10, 1846. 

Romig, Mrs. Malinda, Selinsgrove, 
born June 24, 1841. 

Rubendall, R., Selinsgrove, born Apr. 

6, 1841. 

Rumbaugrh, Mrs. Caroline (nee 
Spade) Kreamer, born Oct. 8, 1835, 
at County Line, Northumberland 
Co. 

Schoch, Hon. G. Alfred, Ex-Repre- 
sentative, Middleburg, born Jan. 
16, 1843. 

School. Mrs. Solomon, born Apr. 28, 
1842, in Chapman Twp., 

School. Solomon, born Aug. 6, 1834 
in Chapman Twp., 

Schoch, J. Calvin, Ex-Prothonotary. 
Middleburg, born Oct. 11, 1842. 

Schoch, Mrs. J. C, Middleburg, born 
in Franklin Twp., Oct. 15, 1842 

Schwalm, Mrs. Elizabeth, widow of 
Samuel, Valley View, Schuylkill 
County, Pa. born July 12, 1831. 



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Schrader, J. J., Troxelville, born 

July 20, 1848. 
Schrader, Mrs. J. J., Troxelville, born 

Dec. 7, 1845. 
Sechrist, Peter H., R. F. D. No. 2 Port 

Trevorton, Pa., born May 25, 1836. 
Sechrist, Peter H., Verdilla, born May 

25, 1836. 
Sellers, Eve A. (Nee Kepler) born 

Feb. 8, 1839, in Montgomery Co. 
Sellers, Joseph, born Feb. 2, 1835, in 

Greenwood Twp., now Monroe Twp. 

Juniata Co. 
Sellers, S. S., Beaver Springs, born 

August 27, 1844. 
Shaffer, B. K., R. D. Middleburg, 

born Apr. 28, 1842 in Chapman 

Twp. aged 75 years. 
Shaffer, Mrs. B. K. (nee Harriet 

Goodman) R. D. Middleburg, born 

July 25, 1845 near Georgetown, 

Northumberland Co., aged 72 yrs. 
Shaffer, S. F., Port Trevorton, born 

June 27, 1844 in Chapman Twp., 

served in the 172 Reg. Co. A. 
Shaffer, Israel E., Turbet twp., 

Juniata Co., born Mar. 11, 1843 

in Snyder County. 
Shelley, Mrs. Katie, R. D. Port Trev- 
orton, born May 18, 1837. 
Shelly Abram, Thompsontown, born 

in Walker Twp. June 7, 1839. 
Shellenberger, Mrs. Solomon, born 

Feb. 28, 1846, aged 71 years. 
Shirk, Abel, (Nee Catherine Aucker) 

Richfield, born in Fayette Twp., 

Juniata Co., June 24, 1844. 
Shinkel, Mrs. Mary, Penns Creek, 

born in Washington Twp., Mar. 1, 

1843. 
Shinkel, Esther, born in Chester Co., 

July 16, 1835. 
Shotzberger, Samuel, born Apr. 5, 

1843, aged 73 years. 
Shotzberger, Mrs. Elizabeth, born at 

Evandale, Aug. 1844, aged 72 

years. 
Shelly, William, Globe Mills, soldier 

Co. E, 51st Regt., born in Union 

Twp., Aug. 25, 1839. 
Shrader, Samuel, Penns Creek, born 

In Beaver Twp., April 18, 1835. 
Shrader, Samuel, Penns Creek, born 

April 18, 1834. 
Shrn.wder, Henry, Port Trevorton, 

born July 8th, 1844, near Shadel's 

Mills, Perry Co. 
Slear, Mrs. Amelia, (Nee Ruth) wid- 
ow of Chas., residing at Cowan, 

born Aug. 28, 1835. 
Smith, R. J., Bannerville, Pa., born 

Jan. 27, 1835. 
Smith, W. B., Middlecreek, born. Dec. 

4, 1847, west of Troxelville. 
Smith, Mrs. R. J., Bannerville, born 



Apr. 19, 1842, in Union Co. now 
Snyder. 

Smith Mrs. Savilla, born in Limestone 
Twp., Union Co., Mar. 2, 1845. 

Smith, Mrs. J. P. Middleburg, born 
Sept. 24, 1847 at Richfield. 

Smith, Harry, Monroe Twp., Snyder 
Co., aged 85 years. 

Smith, Daniel, soldier residing and 
born at Shreiner, Dec. 10, 1845. 
served in 184th Regt. Co. C. was 
wounded at Petersburg, Va. was 
taken to hospital where he remained 
one month. After leaving the hos- 
pital he was put on guard, but not 
being satisfied he again went to the 
front. 

Snyder, Mrs. Samuel H., R. F. D. 
No. 1, Port Trevorton. Pa, born 
Oct. 21, 1836. 

Snyder, H. W. born near Richfield, 
Mar. 16, 1839, aged 78 years. 

Snyder, Mrs. Daniel, Selinsgrove, 
born in Uniontown, Dauphin Co., 
Pa. Sept. 13, 1847. 

Snyder, David, R. D. No. 3, Middle- 
burg, Pa., soldier, Co. F, 1^2 Regt. 
M. and Co. C, 47th Regt. Vol. Inf., 
born in Jackson Twp., where he 
now resides, Nov. 26, 1839. 

Snvder, Mary Harriet, Middleburg, 
born Mar. 25, 1838. 

Snyder, Mrs. Samuel, R. D. No. 1, 
Port Trevorton, Pa., born Oct. 21, 
1836. 

Spade, Mrs. John, Cocolamus, born 
April 18, 1841, in Snyder Co. 

Spangler, Wm. Millerstown, born 
July 7, 1828 at New Berlin. 

Spicher, Edward, Thompsontown, born 
in Delaware Twp. Juniata Co., Nov. 
4, 1844. 

Spicher, Miss Rebecca, Thompson- 
town, born in Delaware Twp. Juni- 
ata Co., Dec. 18, 1842. 

Spotts, Isaac, ExCounty Commission- 
er, R. D. No. 1, Port Trevorton, 
born August 18, 1840. 

Springer, Mrs. Susan, R. No. 1 Mid- 
dleburg, Apr. 25, 1846. 

Stahl, E. S., Selinsgrove, Pa., bom 
near Verdilla, Union Twp., May 19, 
1841. 

Stahl, Mrs. Lvdia (Row), born April 
11. 1847, R. D. Selinsgrove, Pa. 

Stahl, Wm. S., R. D. Selinsgrove, born 
June 23, 1844. 

Stp.hl. Mrs. Barbara (nee Sholly) R. 
D. No. 3 Selinsgrove, born Nov. 
18, 1836, in Chapman Twp., Snyder 
County. 

Stahl, Mrs. Caroline, born at Miffiin- 
burg, May 15, 1831, aged 86 years. 

Stahlnecker, J. A., Middleburg, born 
Nov. 10, 1841, Centre Twp. Union 
Co., now Franklin Twp., Snyder Co. 



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Stahlnecker, Mrs. J. A., Middleburg, 
born May 31, 1846, Centre Twp., 
Union County, now Franklin Twp., 
Snyder Co. 

Steffen, Jacob, Port Trevorton, born 
Aug. 16, 1845 in Snyder County. 

Stcpp, Henry, Port Trevorton, born 
June 21, 1840, in Lower Augusta 
Twp. Northumberland Co., served 
in Co. H. 142 Pa. Vol. 

Stetler, Mrs. John Swineford, born 
Oct. 19, 1833. 

Steininger, J. J., Hartleton, born in 
Franklin Twp., Snyder Co., Aug. 
. 13, 1845. Served in Civil War in 
Co. C. 172 Regt. for 9 months. 

Stetler, John F. Middleburg, Pa., 
born March 21, 1848. 

Stine, George, Penns Creek, born in 
Centerville, June 13, 1845. 

Stine, Rachael, born in Penns Creek, 
May 20, 1838. 

Stine, George, born at Penns Creek, 
June 13, 1835. 

Stover, Mrs. Susan (Nee Varner) R. 
No. 2 Richfield, born in Susquehan- 
na Twp., JuniaJta Co., Dec. 25, 
1827. 

Straub, Mrs. Barbara, Pallas, Pa. born 
Dec. 20, 1834 in Washington twp. 

Stroh, Amos M., Port Trevorton, born 
Dec. 18, 1844 at Salem, served in 
Co. D, 208th Reg. Pa. Vol Inf. 

Stroupe, Mrs. Jarsanna (Nee Dress- 
ier) widow of Jacob B., R. No. 1 
Liverpool, born in Susquehanna 
Twp., Juniata Co. Mar. 13, 1833. 

Stroupe, Samuel, R. D. No. 3 Mill- 
erstown, born June 4, 1846, Green- 
wood Twp., Juniata Co. 

Stuck, John, Richfield, born in Mon- 
roe Twp., Juniata Co., Oct. 19, 
1827. 

Swengel, Mrs. Charles P., (nee Valler- 
champ) Paxtonville, born near 
Bloomsburg, Columbia Co., Nov.ll, 
1838. 

Swengel, Charles P., Paxtonville, born 
Dec. 15, 1834 in Franklin town- 
ship. 

Swineford, Mrs. Phoebe, Mt. Pleasant 
Mills, born in Union Twp. in 1842 
aged 75 vears. 

Teats, Phiiip, Rolling Green, born 
Sept. 3, 1838, in Washington Twp. 

Teats, Mrs. P. M., Rolling Green, 
born Jan. 7, 1839 in Washington 
Twp. 

Thomas, Solomon, McClure, born 
May 12, 1840. 

Tobias, Henry R., Nappanee, Ind., 
born near Berrysburg, Dauphin 
Co. Pa., Sept. 24, 1838, served 
3 years and three months in Co. 
D. 7th Pa. R. Vol. Cavalry. 



Troutman, Emanuel, Millerstown, R. 
D., born in Liverpool Twp., Perry 
Co., Oct. 20, 1841. 

Troxell, Mrs. Elizabeth, (nee Hum- 
mel) Chestnut Ridge, born Feb. 
19, 1840 in Union now Snyder Co. 

Ulsh, Mrs. Polly, McClure, Pa., born 
at Bannerville, Nov. 5, 1840. 

Underkoffler, John B., Mt. Pleasam 
Mills, born June 2, 1845, in Low- 
er Mahanoy Twp., Northumber- 
land Co. 

Valentine, Mrs. Barbara, born in 
Limestone Twp., Union Co. Dec. 
17, 1838. 

Vallerchamp, Dr. W. F., New Berlin, 
born Dec. 25, 1840 in Columbia Co. 
Pa. 

Varner, John S., Bunkertown, Pa., 
born July 6, 1836. 

Wagner, Mrs. Mary M., Middleburg, 
born Oct. 31, 1835, near Swine- 
ford. 

Wagner, T. A., Bannerville, born 
May 23, 1847, taught school in 
Mifflin and Snyder Counties for 41 
years. 

Wagenseller, Mrs. Catherine, Selins- 
grove, born Oct. 3, 1831. 

Wagenseller, Rebecca, widow of Wm. 
J., Selinsgrove, born in West Perry 
Twp., Snyder Co., Pa., Nov. 20, 
1840. 

Walter, Mrs. John W., R. F. D. No. 1 
Middleburg, Pa. born Dec. 6, 1840. 

Walter, Reuben D., Williamsport, 
born May 8, 1835 on the Winey 
farm near Middleburg. 

Watts, Martin, R. D. No. 2 Richfield 
born Feb. 11, 1845, at Thompson- 
town. 

Watts, Samuel, R. 5J. No. 3 Millers- 
town, born Jan. 8, 1845 at Knouse 
town. 

Watts, Mrs. Martin, R. D. No. 2 
Richfield, born 1846 at Dalmatia, 
Pa. 

Weader, Mrs. Sophia, Bannerville, 
born May 11, 1846. 

Wenrich, Mrs. Louisa, Selinsgrove, 
born June 18, 1846. 

Weidman, Albert, McAlisterville, 
born Feb. 1, 1845, in Fayette twp. 
Juniata county. 

Wetzel, Mrs. Mary, widow of Henry 
Salem, born in Mifflinburg, Apr. 
4, 1834. 

Wetzel, Jacob S., 125 N. 8th St., Sun- 
bury, Pa., born Dec. 8, 1836. 

Wetzel, John P. Beavertown, born 
Sept. 24, 1846. 

Wetzel, Hon. S. A. (Ex-Judge,) Beav- 
ertown, born Mar. 14, 1840. 



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OLD PEOPLE'S CORNER 



Wetzel, S. E., Carthage, Mo., born 
at the Wetzel Corners, North of 
Kreamer, Middlecreek Twp., Sny- 
der Co., Pa., April 27, 1840. (Gen. 
Grant's birthday. 

Willow, Daniel, R. D. No. 3 Richfield, 
born Apr. 6, 1843 in Pine Swamp. 

Wildermuth, Benjamin, Leipsic, Ohio, 
R. D., 5, born in Center Twp., Sny- 
der County, Pa., Sept. 21, 1845. 

Wittenmyer, Henry, Ramson, Ohio, R. 
D. 20, born Apr. 15, 1843 in Frank- 
lin Twp., Snyder County. Was a 
Civil War veteran in Co. D. 150 
Reg. P. V. I. 

Wittenmyer, Abbey E. (Yarger) wife 
of Henry Wittenmyer, born Feb. 
28, 1849 in Limestone Twp., Union 
County. 

Womer, Jonathan, Mt. Pleasant Mills, 
born June 14, 1840, aged 76 years. 

Womer, Mrs. Jonathan, born at 
Uniontown, May 20, 1845, age 71 
years. 

Yarger, Catharine, wife of Benj. Wil- 
dermuth, of R. D. Leipsic, Ohio, 
was born in Limestone Twp., Un- 
Mon County, Pa., Oct. 18, 1852. 



Yeager, Simon, Middlecreek, born 

Feb. 11, 1842 at Lewistown. 
Yearger, Abraham, Penns Creek, born 

Dec. 26, 1845. 
Yeigh, Joseph, Millerstown, born Jan. 

28, 1847. 
Yetter, Mrs. Solomon, Bannerville, 

born Nov. 9, 1842, in Mifflin Co. 
Yetter, Mariah, Middlecreek), born 

Feb. 4, 1838, East of Black Oak 

Ridge. 
Zeigler, Lovina Barrell Strawser, 

Herndon, born July 20, 1827 in 

Lower Mahanoy Twp., Northumber- 
land Co. 
Zeiders, Mrs. Wm, R. D. No. 3 Mill 

erstown, born May 2, 1845 at 

Knousetown. 
Zeiders, Wm. R. D. No. 3 Milers- 

town, born Feb. 24, 1845 at Ickes- 

burg, Pa. 
Zellers, Mrs. Jacob, R. D. No. 1 Port 

Trevorton, born Oct. 6, 1843. 
Zellers, Jacob, R. D. No. 1 Port Trev 

orton, born July 10, 1838. 
Zimmerman, Wm., Dry Valley X 

Roads, born Nov. 9, 1843. 




House where Geo. W. Wagenseller, Editor of the Middleburg POST, 
was born April 27, 1868. Photo April 27, 1906, 38th birthday, when work 
was started on the Middlecreek hydro electric dam, the back waters ot 
which now lave at the rear of the house. 



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Auditors' Reports and Tax Collectors 
of Snyder County, 1855 to 1864. 



The first Auditors' report of Sny- 
der County, covering the finances 
from Dec. 1, 1855 to Jan. 1, 1857, 
shows a total amount of State taxes 
charged, $8746.81 and $4546.35 coun- 
ty taxes to the following named tax 
collectors: 

Beaver, J. P. Romig. 

Beaver, West, Joseph Manbeck. 

Centre, William Kuhn. 

Chapman, Jonathan Stroub. 

Franklin, Jacob Fryer. 

Jackson, George Bolig. 

Middlecreek, Jacob Aurand. 

Penns, Henry F. Ritter. 

Perry, Jacob Minium. 

Selinsgrove, Jacob Stouffer. 

Union, Jacob Hoch. 

Washington, Jones Keeler. 

The list of delinquent taxes, shows 
the collectors for 1855 and previous 
years, or the last list of tax collectors 
while this part of the state was still 
in Union County: — 

1853 — Perry, Peter Troup. 

1854 — Centre, Henry Musser. 

1854 — Washington, Henry Sum- 
mers. 

1855 — Beaver, Reuben Klose. 

1855 — Beaver, West, Simon Ker- 
stetter. 

1855 — Centre, Daniel Showers. 

1855 — Chapman, Christian Kerstet- 
ter. 

1855 — Franklin, Israel Bachman. 

1855 — Middlecreek, Joel Bilger. 

1855 — Penns, Jacob Erdley. 

1855 — Perry, John Krebs. 

1855 — Selinsgtro v e, Jeremiah 
Crouse. 

1855 — Union, Joseph Engel. 

1855 — Washington, Ludwig Arbo- 
gast. 

The total orders issued from Dec. 
1, 1855 to Jan. 1, 1857, was $4475.53. 
The report is signed by Isaac D. 
Boyer, George D. Miller and George 
Swartz, County Commissioners, and 
by Sem Leitzel, clerk, who received 
$150 a year salary. It was also signed 
by the following named County Audit- 
ors: Ner Middleswarth, Francis A. 
Boyer and David Schwenk. 



The county was indebted to the 
County Treasurer to the amount of 
$324.54% while the total commissions 
earned by Fredrick Rathfon, County 
Treasurer, was $60.06. 

Tax Collectors for 1858. 

It appears that the tax collectors 
held office for only one year and 
were not re-elected. A new list is 
shown for the year 1858 as follows: — 

Beaver, Peter Smith. 

Beaver, West, David Steimnger. 

Centre, Michael Yeisley. 

Chapman, John Ebright. 

Franklin, Wm. L. Hassinger. 

Jackson, David Snyder. 

Middlecreek, Abr. Hendricks. 

Monroe, Jacob Zimmerman. 

Penns, George Row. 

Perry, William Heiges. 

Selinsgrove, Jacob Gingrich. 

Washington, J. Conrad Menges. 

The annual statement is signed by 
Geo. D. Miller, George Swartz and 
Samuel Scholl, County Commission- 
ers; and by Francis A. Boyer and Ner. 
Middleswarth, Auditors, and A. J. 
Peters, Clerk. 

This year the county is in debt to 
Frederick Rathfon, County Treasur- 
er, $855.58%. 

Joseph Bowersox was paid 72 
cents for tallow for candles. There 
are no bills for electric lights. Hen- 
ry A. Smith, P. M. was paid $1.47 
■postage for the year's business. The 
Trustees of the United Brethren 
Church were paid $40 rent for the 
use of the church as the Court room 
during 1855 and 1856. A. J. Specht 
was paid $2.48 for 15% lbs. candles. 
Commissioners' salaries were paid as 
follows: Geo. D. Miller, $76.75; Geo. 
Swartz, $98.75; Samuel Scholl, $92.- 
25; Geo. Boyer, $22.00. A. J. Peters, 
Clerk, $150. Total orders issued in 
1856, $6489.44%. 

1859. 

The tax collectors for 1859 are giv- 
en as follows: — 

Beaver, Elias Specht. 

Beaver West, Samuel R. Stumpff. 

Centre, Isaac Napp. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



Chapman, Simon B. Strawser. 
Franklin, Adam Walter. 
Jackson, John Leitzel. 
Middlecreek, Frederick P. Baus. 
Monroe, Jacob Smith. 
Penns, Daniel Gemberling. 
Perry, Charles Boyer. 
Perry, West, Michael S. Graybill. 
Selinsgrove, Jacob Gingrich. 
Washington, Jacob Kantz. 

$104.20 paid for fox scalps. $1.50 t 
seems to have been the establishment 
price for hauling a load of coal, pre- 
sumably from Selinsgrove. John A. 
Ettinger was paid $44.60 for his ser- 
vices as commissioner's clerk for three 
months; A. J. Peters, same for nine 
months, $105.40. Samuel Scholl, 
George Boyer and Henry R. Knepp 
are the county commissioners. F. C. 
Moyer, Henry Smith and Jno. Y. 
Shindel were the county auditors. 
Robert W. Kern was the County 
Treasurer. The total amount of 
County orders for the year, $6252.60; 
Treasurer's commission, $90.31. 

1860. 

The tax collectors for 1860 are 
given as follows: — 

Beaver, John Wetzel. 

Beaver, West, John Diemer. 

Chapman, John Kerstetter. 

Centre, John Young. 

Franklin, Henry Heimbach. 

Middlecreek, David Yerger. 

Monroe, Jacob Smith. 

Penns, Samuel Ritter. 

Perry, Charles Boyer. 

Perry, West, John Fisher. 

Selinsgrove, John Emmitt, 

Washington, Levi M. Teats. 

Jonas Snyder was paid $547.50 
for building bridge at Kantz's. $76.55 
was paid for fox scalps. Samuel 
Weirick and other attorneys were paid 
$245 for work in reference to the old 
county buildings. Henry Motz was 
paid ten dollars for making draft of 
Jackson township. H. A. Smith, P. 
M. was paid $1.31 postage for the 
year's business. Geo. Boyer, Henry 
R. Knepp, and Geurge Wehr were 
the county commissioners. Henrv 
Smith, John Y. Shindel and Henry S. 
Boyer were the county auditors. I. 
D. Boyer, was county Treasurer. The 
county treasurer received during this 
year $940.52 on account of the sale 
of the old county buildings at New 
Berlin, leaving; balance due of $220, 
a total of $1160.52 while the county 
spent probably one third of that a- 
mount for lawyers' fees. 



1861. 

Tax Collectors. 

Beaver, Daniel Aurand. 

Beaver West, David Steininger. 

Chapman, David Reaber. 

Centre, William Snook. 

Franklin Jonas Renninger. 

Jackson, Abraham Brause. 

Monroe, Michael Hehn. 

Middlecreek, Benjamin Kreamer. 

Penns, Daniel Gemberling. 

Perry, Emanuel Lehr. 

Perry West, Jonas Snyder. 

Selinsgrove, George E'jy. 

Washington, William leais. 

The Relief Board paid to Soldiers' 
Families $777.44. The auditors' re- 
port shows, "C. L. Smith, dinner to 
soldier wife, $1.00." Henry R. 
Knepp, George Wehr, and Jacob Stef- 
fen are the county commissioners; 
Jno. Y. Shindel, Daniel Gemberling 
and Emanuel Bowersox were the 
county auditors. Isaac D. Boyer was 
Treasurer during the year, but the 
balance on hand, $797.56% was turn- 
ed over to Isaac Beaver, the new 
Treasurer. 

1862. 

Beaver, Michael Moyer and Daniel 
Aurand. 

Beaver West, Daniel Price. 

Centre, Solomon Bowersox. 

Chapman, Joseph Arnold. 

Franklin, Ellis Steininger. 

Jackson, Michael Beaver. 

Monroe, Michael Hehn. 

Middlecreek, Lewis Aurand. 

Penns, Daniel Gemberling. 

Perry, Frederick Rathfon. 

r>Prry West, Jonas Snyder. 

Selinsgrove, George Eby. 

Washington, Lewis Miller. 

Capt. Ryan and other volunteers 
were paid the sum of $9275 Bounty 
money. The Board of Relief, spent 
$1238. There was paid for fox 
s^lns, $64.80. Total orders grant- 
ed for the year, $13,256.35. Treas- 
--v.m.' s commission", $198.88. George 
Wehr, Jacob Steffen and A. K. Mid- 
dleswarth were the county commis- 
sioners; Emanual Bowersox, Moses 
Spe~ht and Jno. Y. Shindel county 
auditors. 

1863. 
Tax Collectors. 

Beaver, J. S. Smith. 

Beaver West, Daniel Price. 

Centre, Jesse Shambach. 

Ch^nman, William Kelly. 

Franklin, J. S. Hassinger. 

Jackson, Geo. W. Row. 

Monroe, Abial, Trexler. 

Middlecreek, Samuel Yoder. 



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131 



Penns. Isaac Jarrett. 

Perry, Enoch Smith. 

Perry West, Jonas Snyder. 

Selinsgrove, Aaron Hassinger. 

Washington, Philip Moyer. 

The Relief Board paid $1240.61 to 
soldiers' wives" and their families and 
$165 expenses. Henry Weaver was 
paid $1.01 for coal oil, the first item 
of that kind that appears on the re- 
cords. $44.87 was paid for fox 
scalps. Jacob Steffen, A. K. Middles- 
warth and Joseph Wenrich were the 
county commissioners, J. S. Hacken- 
burg, Clerk at a salary of $225. 
Daniel Diffenbach and Jno. Y. Shindel 
were the auditors. The old treas- 
urer, Isaac Beaver, paid over to the 
new Treasurer, Henry Schoch, a bal- 
ance of $4883.55. The Treasurer 
received a commission of $118.79 be- 
ing one per cent on $11,879.60 and 
V 2 per cent, on $6837.08. The Treas- 
urer received credit for six dollars 
for three $2 bills on N. W. Bank, 
broken while in Treasurer's hands. 

Tax Collectors. 1864. 

Beaver, Henry Benfer. 

Beaver West, George Kahley. 

Centre, Jesse Shambaeh. 

Chapman, John F. Stahl. 

Franklin, John Beachley. 

Jackson, Geo. W. Row. 

Middleburg, Albright Swineford. 

Middlecreek, Joel Bilger. 

Monroe, Jacob Smith. 

Penns, Isaac Jarrett. 

Perry, Enoch Smith. 

Perry West, John Fisher. 

Selinsgrove, Henry Huber. 

Washington, Samuel Bickhart. 

Daniel Aurand, Collector of Beaver 
Twp., was charged with delinquent 
taxes of 1861 amounting to $28.39. 
A note on the Auditors' report says: 
Daniel Aurand settled his account of 
1862 and claims to have paid off his 
duplicate of 1861 in full to Isaac D. 
Boyer then Treasurer, but failed in 
providing anv further evidence. 
$66.50 was paid for fox scalps. The 
salaries of the county commissioners 
at the beginning were less than $100 
a year. This year payments were 
made for commissioners' salaries as 
follows: Jacob Steffen, $216.00: Jos- 
eph Wenri-h, $256.00; A. K. Middles- 
warth, $236.00, Wm. Snook, $32. J. 
S. Hackenburg, Clerk, $330. The 
Relief Board paid to soldiers' wives, 
$1544.; expenses, $180. Henry Schoch 
the county Treasurer reports several 
hundred dollars received for Militia 
fines. He also received credit for 



$7.00 for bills on broken banks. 

The Treasurer's commission on 
$9523. 14 at one per cent amounted to 
$95.23 and on $9163.96 at V 2 per 
cent amounted to $45.82. Balance 
in Treasurer, $5,398.71. A. K. Mid- 
dieswarth, Joseph Wenrich, and Wm. 
Snook are the county commissioners. 

The auditors' report is signed by 
J. Y. Shindel and Daniel Dieffen- 
bach. 

The original reports of the County 
Auditors are bound together in one 
book on file in the county commis- 
sioners' office at the court house. 
Only brief extracts are made from 
these reports for historical purposes. 



THE BRAVE DEFENDERS OF THE 
UNION 

In these stirring days of patriotic 
devotion to our country, a glance in 
retrospect towards the War of the 
Rebellion does some good. Let us not 
forget those brave men who risked 
their lives and all in defence of our 
country, when facing disunion. 

There are still a goodly number of 
the brave sons of the Rebellion with 
us. How fitting it would be if all 
could be brought into one Grand Re- 
union at a central point of Rende- 
vouz, on the coming Memorial Day. 

On Snyder county soil sleep some 
of the bravest of the brave. 

General E. C. Williams, who raised ' 
the first Flag at Chapultepec — Mexi- 
can War; first volunteer soldier of 
the Rebellion, is buried at Chapman, 
where the majestic river Susquehanna 
sings a constant- requiem to this im- 
mortal spirit; Major Wm. H. Dill, 
soldier, scholar, educator, lecturer, 
as fine a man as ever lived, sleeps in 
Evergreen Cemetery, Freeburg; Capt. 
Wm. Harding, staff officer for General 
Hartranft, a fearless fighter, rests at 
Fremont. 

Capt. Geo. W. Ryan, killed at 
Fredericksburg, was seen lying along 
a burning fence after the battle, and 
badly burned and it is thought was 
buried on the battle field. He was 
proprietor of the Washington House 
when he enlisted. 

Col. M. T. Heintzelman, who com- * 
manded the 208th Regiment, while 
commissioned only a Lt. Col. was 
clearly entitled to an eagle or a star, 
never was accorded the same by the 
War Dept. He was also Major of the 
172nd Regt. and lies buried in Wit- 
mer's Evangelical cemetery in Union 
Twp. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



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^ 



Major Henry W. Smith, buried in 
Hassinger's old cemetery served with 
distinction, but we have failed to get 
his war record. 

Capt. Ner Middleswarth, who com- 
manded a Company in the War of 
1812, lies buried at Beavertown. 

Gov. Simon Snyder, who was the 
War Governor during the War of 
1812, lies buried in the old Lutheran 
cemetery at Selinsgrove. 

Capt. Chas S. Davis, Co. G., 147th 
born Feb. 4, 1827, fell while gallantly 
leading his command in charge at the 
battle of Ringgold, Ga., Nov. 28, 
1863, aged 36 years, and lies buried 
in the new Lutheran cemetery at 
Selinsgrove. 

Capt. John Hehn, born June 4, 
1791, a gallant fighter, is buried in 
the Reformed cemetery at Selins- 
grove. 

Lt. Col. George Weirick, by lot 
Nov. 16, 1814, was determined to 
be the first Lieutenant Colonel in the 
first brigade, second division, Penn- 
sylvania militia, under command of 
Brigadier General Henry Spearing, 
lies buried in the Lutheran and 
Reformed Cemetery at Centerville. 
He was born July 15, 1773 and died 
V Sept. 25, 1838. 

Capt. John Snyder, son of Governor 
Simon Snyder, recruited a company 
for the War of 1812, while the fath- 
er was Governor. Buried in the new 
Lutheran cemetery at Selinsgrove. 
Born Jan. 29, 1793 and died Aug. 
16, 1850. 

Maj. Henry W. Snyder, paymaster 
in the U. S. Army, born July 20, 1797. 
died at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., 
April 18, 1866. Buried in the Luther- 
an cemetery at Selinsgrove. 

Captain Anthony Selin, the found- 
er of Selinsgrove, served in the 
Revolutionary War, died in 1792. 
buried in the new Lutheran Cemetery 
at Selinsgrove. 

Brigadier General Simon Snyder, 
a son of Major Henry W.- Snyder, 
(paymaster) was appointed before the 
breaking out of the Civil War. He 
served during the Civil War, for some 
time was aid to General Custer, the 
distinguished Cavalry commander. 
After the War he remained in the 
Army and commanded a Brigade in 
the Phillipine War. 

Snyder County furnished for ^he 
Civil War: 1 Lt.' Col., 5 Majors; 11 
Captains; 12 first Lieutenants; 13 
2nd Lieutenants; 1324 enlisted men 
in the army and two full companies 



of Emergency men. 

Col. Peter Hosterman, of the Revo- 
lutionary War, lies buried in the old 
Lutheran cemetery at Selinsgrove. 

William Jarrett, Co. B. 5th 
Reserves, one of the veteran com- 
mands under Grant in the Wilder- 
ness, twice wounded, confined in 
Libby, was with Warren, one of the 
ablest officers of the Union, in the 
destruction of the Weldon R. R. and 
was upon the scene where Con- 
federate Jackson shot and killed the 
gallant Ellsworth, Illinois Zouaves, 
for hauling down confederate flag at 
Alexandria, Va. 

George and John Swineford, two 
Revolutionary soldiers, lie buried in 
the neglected Swineford cemetery. 
Their graves should not be forgotten 
this Memorial day. 

There are many other valiant de- 
fenders whose names should be men- 
tioned in this memorable list, but this 
is a hasty resume of what could be 
done in a short time. We invite the 
readers of the POST to send the 
names and records of other valiant 
soldiers. 

Of Men such as these and the un- 
numbered hosts, sleeping at home and 
in distant graves, of whom America's 
Greatest Volunteer Soldier, the gal- 
lant General John A. Logan said: 
"This Government must be preserved 
for future generations in the same 
mould in which it was transmitted 
to us, if it takes the last man and the 
last dollar of the present generation 
within its borders to accomplish it." 



FREDERICK STEES SR. 



(Written by C. Marlyn Stees, Mifflin- 
burg, Pa.) 

Frederick Stees, son of John 
Stiess, who came to America on the 
ship Ch::nce and landed at Phila- 
delnhia on August 8th, 1764, was born 
rbout 1765, probably in Lancaster 
County. He came to Northumberland 
County from Berks County early in 
1 788 and served as Captain in the 
Militia of that County until 1794, 
commanding the 3rd. Co, 2nd. Regi- 
ment. 

He married Anna Barbara Morr, 
born 1722, died 1804. Their children 
were Jacob, who married Sarah Desh_ 
ler and moved to Ohio, John, who 
lived single at Pine Grove, Frederick, 
who moved to Dauphin Co., Mary, who 
ninrried Col. Herrold, Benjamin, Cath- 
erine, and Elizabeth. 



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133 



He married a second time in 1805, 
Mary Riblet Worthington, and their 
children were: Henry, William, Tho- 
mas, Levi, Amelia, Matilda, Eliza, 
Sarah, Harriet and Barbara. 

In 1792, Frederick Stees owned 
370 acres of land in what is now 
Snyder County. In 1790, he was as- 
sessed with a mill in Penn Township, 
in 1791 he added an oil mill, in 1792, 
a saw mill, and later a fulling mill. 
Frederick Stees also kept store and in 
1796, he was commissioned Justice of 
the Peace. In 1794, he kept a tavern 
in Center township. He owned the 
land on which Fremont now stands, 
but he gave it to Michael Eckert for 
digging the race to the Mount Pleas- 
ant mill, this mill he sold to John 
Schnee in 1813 for $13,000. In 1807, 
he owned a distillery in Center Twp. 
He owned the old Stillwell mill. In 
1820, he kept tavern in Middleburg. 
Prior to 1814, he owned and operated 
2 grist mills, 2 saw mills, 2 distilleries. 
In 1812, he built the Paxtonville mill 
which he sold to Charles Swengle, in 
1829. In 1807, he bought from Al- 
bright Swineford the farm on which 
Mr. Edwin Bower now resides. This 
he sold in 1827 to Hon. George Kre- 
mer. While residing here in 1817, he 
was elected to represent Union Co. 
in the State Legislature. In 1813, 
when the counties were divided it was 
first decided to have the county seat 
at Middleburg and the Commissioners 
wished to buy from Frederick Stees 
part of his farm but for some reason 
he declined to sell any land to the 
Commissioners, and had it not been 
for him, Middleburg would have prob- 
ably been the county seat of Union 
County. 

Frederick Stees and his son-in-law, 
Col. Herrold, built several of Snyder 
County's bridges. The mother of 
Frederick Stees, Margret Stiess, was 
born in 1741 and died in 1824 while 
living with her son. 

Frederick Stees, Junior, was Post- 
master in Middleburg in 1829. 

Frederick Stees, Senior, was a mem- 
ber of the Mennonite Church for 
many years and he died about 1845. 
His estate was valued at about $250,- 
000. 

Where he is buried is unknown, 
but it is supposed that he was interr- 
ed at the Hassinger Church, near Mid- 
dleburg. 



SURVIVING SOLDIERS OF THE 

CIVIL WAR IN SNYDER 

COUNTY 



From POST May 31, 1917 

The POST has compiled for the 
benefit of its readers the list of sur- 
viving soldiers of the Civil War now 
residing in Snyder County. The list 
as shown presents 158 names. 

In a number of instances we have 
been unable to secure the name of 
the Company and Regiment of ser- 
vice, and in other cases errors may 
have crept into some of those that are 
given. We hope to have those who 
discover any errors to notify us at 
once. This list will be published in the 
"Annals of Snyder County" and 
should be made correct before pub- 
lished. If any names have been omit- 
ted, or any included that do not be- 
long to the list, kindly notify the 
POST. The list as compiled is as 
follows: 



Adams Twp. 
Benfer, Simon, Co. G. 172 Regt. P. 

D. M. Troxelville. 
Bickel, Isaac, Co. I. 172 Regt. P. D. 

M. Troxelville. 
Boney, Paul, (Ettinger) Co. I. 49 

Regt. P. V. I. Troxelville. 
Ewig, George, Co. B. 6th Regt. P. R. 

V. C. Troxelville. 
Hackenburg, Daniel, Co. I. 49th Regt. 

P. V. I. Middleburg R. D. 
Middleswarth, James, Co. I. 49th 

Regt. P. V. I. Troxelville. 
Napp, Isaac J., Co. G. 147 Regt. P. 

V. I. Troxelville. 
Swartz, John W., Co. I. 184 Regt. 

P. V. I. Troxelville. 



Beavertown Boro. & Beaver Twp. 

Coleman, W. H., 9th Penna. Cavalry 
enlisted Sept. 28, 1861. Mustered 
out July 27, 1865, Beavertown. 

Bingaman, James H., Capt. D. Mitch- 
ell's Ind. Co. State Mil. Beavertown. 

Bowersox, A. H., Beavertown. 

Carpenter, A. M., Co. E. 2 Regt. 
Provisional Pa. Cav. Beavertown. 

Dreese, Wm., Co. B. 184 Regt. Pa. 
Vol. Inf. Beavertown. 

Freed Edward, Capt. D. Mitchell's 
Indpt. Co. State Mil. Co. D. 74th 
Regt. Pa. Vol. Inf. Beavertown. 

Middleswarth, David, Co. G. 172 
Regt. Pa. D. M. Beavertown. 

Middleswarth, Joseph, Co. D. 74th 
Regt. Pa. Vol. Inf., Beavertown. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



Specht, D. S., Capt. D. Mitchell's 
Indpt. Co. State Mil. Co. F. 148 
Regt. Pa. Vol. Inf. Beavertown. 

Wagner, Wm. G., Co. D. 88 Regt. 
Pa. Vol. Inf. Beavertown. 

Wetzel, Jacob, Co. D. 74th Regt. Pa. 
Vol. Inf. Beavertown. 

Wetzel, S. A., Co. I. 184 Regt. Pa. 
Vol. Inf. Beavertown. 



West Beaver Twp. 

Benfer, Geo. Sergeant Co. A. 49th 

Regt. P. V. 4 yrs. McClure. 
Burkett, Albert L., Pri. Co. B. 2nd 

Maryland Vol. 1 yr. McClure. 
Erb, Jacob, Pri. Co. H. 49th Reg. P. 

V. 3 yrs. McClure. 
Goshen, Isaac H., Pri. Co. L. 152 

Regt. P. V. 3 yrs., McClure. 
Heeter, Wm., Pri. Co. F. 131 Reg. 

P. V. 9 months. Also Co. G. 184 

Reg. P. V. 3 yrs. McClure. 
Herbster, Thomas, Pri. Co. G. 147 

P. V. 3 yrs. McClure. 
Kahley, Henry, Pri. Co. F. 184 Regt. 

P. V., 3 yrs. McClure. 
Middleswarth, Ner B., Corporal Co. I. 

184 P. V. one yr. McClure. 
Smith, Reuben J., Pri. Co. G. 172 P. 

M., 9 months. McClure. 
Thomas, Solomon, Pri. Capt. Mitch- 
ell's Independent Co., 3 months, 

McClure. 
Wagner, Andrew, Pri. Co. I. 184 Reg 

P. V. 1 yr. McClure. 
Wagner, Daniel H., Pri. Co. K. 195 

Reg. P. V. 1 yr. McClure. 
Wagner, George, Pri. Co. I. 184 Reg. 

P. V. 1 yr. McClure. 
Wagner, T. A., Pri. Co. H. 36 Reg. 

Pa. Emergency, 3 months. McClure. 

Center Twp. 
Bingaman, Fred, Co. F. 148th Regt., 

Co. G. 53rd Regt., Penns Creek. 
Bingaman, James, Pri. Co. C. 172 

Reg., Penns Creek. 
Bingaman, Saml. Pri. Co. C. 172 

Reg., Penns Creek. 
Bowersox, Perry 0., Co. H. 184th 

Reg. Penns Creek. 
Bo'wersox. Phineas, Co,. H., 184th 

Regt., R. D. Middleburg. 
Bowersox, Phares, Co. H., 184th Regt. 

R. D., Middleburg. 
Brunner, Charles, Co. H., 184th 

Regt., Mifflinburg. 
Delong, Ben, Co. A. 46., Penns Creek. 
Dealer, Elias. Co. H., 184th Regt., 

Mifflinburg. 
Hackenburg, John K., Pri. Co. I., 49th 

Reg. 
Henry, Geo.. Private Co. H., 184th 
Pa. Inf., Penns Creek. 



Hunt, Daniel, Co. D. 51st Reg. Penns 
Creek. 

Kuhns, Joseph, Co. H. 184 Reg., 
Penns Creek. 

Reichley. David, Co. K. 51st Reg. P. 
V. I.," Penns Creek. Wounded in 
both feet in the Battle of Spotsyl- 
vania, Va., May 12, 1864. 

Slutman, Robert, Co. F. 56 Regt. P. 
V. I. (formerly of Pleasant Gap, 
Center Co.) Penns Creek. 

Stuck. Allen, Co. H., 184th Regt., 
Mifflinburg. 

Yerger, Abraham Co. — 49th Penna. 
R. D., Mifflinburg. 

Chapman Twp. 

Focht, Amos, Co. 21st, Liverpool. 
Long, Joseph, Co. F. 172 Reg., Port 

Trevorton. 
Long, Simon, Co. H. 192nd Reg. Mc- 

Kees Half Falls. 
Rine, Peter, McKees Half Falls. 
Seiler, J. H., McKees Half Falls. 
Seller, Israel, 
Hockenbrocht. William, 112 Reg. 2d 

Heavy Artillery, Port Trevorton. 

Franklin Twp. 

Bachman, Benjamin, Pri. Co. F. 131 

Reg. P. V. I. Middleburg. 
Bowersox, Asaph, Pri. Co. C. 172 

Reg., R. D. Middleburg. 
Bowersox, Cornelius, Co. I. 184 P. 

V. I. R. D. No. 1 Middleburg. 
Hackenburg, Michael, Pri. Co. I. 49th 

Reg. R. D. Middleburg. 
Harner, R. A. M., Corp. Co. H. 51st 

Reg. P. V. I., Paxtonville. 
Renninger, Henry H., Pri. Co. F. 131 

Reg. P. V. I. R. D. Middleburg. 
Hommel, Ephriam, Pri., Co. F. 51st 

Reg. P. V. I., Paxtonville. 
Zimmerman, William, 51st Reg. P. V. 

I. Paxtonville. 



Jackson Twp. 

Beaver Levi, Kratzerville. 
Reichlev, John, Co. 172 Yorktown, 

Va. 202 R. R. Guard, Kratzerville. 
Snvder, David R., Co. F. 172 Regt. 

M. and Co. C. 47th Regt. Vol. Inf. 

No. 3 Middleburg. 



Middlecreek Twp. 

Aurand, Henry, Co. C, 172nd., Krea- 

mer. 
Meiser, John S.. Co. F. 171st. Reg. 

Globe Mills, Pa. 
Roush, Jairus, Co. F. 131st P. V. I., 

Sergeant Co. I. 49 Reg. Kreamer. 
Shollv, William, Co. E. 51st Regt., 

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135 



Middleburg 
Amig, Philip, Pri. Co. O, 172 Reg. 

Also A. 208 Reg. Middleburg. 
Bickhart, Henry R., Priv. Co. D. 208th 

Reg. Middleburg. 
Bowersox, Harry, Co. H. 107th Ohio 

Reg., enlisted Aug. 23, 1863; dis. 

July 25, 1865., Middleburg. 
Erdley, James, Home Guards and 

Private Co. D. 208 Regt. P. V. I., 

Middleburg. 
Minium, Elias, Pri. Co. F. 131 Reg. 

P. V. I. Also 53 P. V., Middleburg. 
Sehoch, J. Calvin, Corporal Co. F., 

131 P. V. I. Middleburg. 
Shuman, James. Pri. Co. C. 172 Reg. 

Middleburg. 
Rathfon, Cyrus, Co. F. 172nd Reg., 

Middleburg. 
Dunkelberger, Cornelius, Pri. Co. K. 

46th Reg., Middleburg. 
Stahlnecker, J. A., Pri. Co. F. 181 

Reg. P. V. I., Middleburg. 



Monroe Twp. 

Beaver Mathias, Volunteer and serv- 
ed in Co. G., 47th Pa. Regt. 

Fisher, Isaac, Shamokin Dam. 

Gander. George, Co. C. 184 Regt. P. 
V. I. Corp. Co. F. 172 Reg.; Co. D. 
208 Res?., Shamokin Dam. 

Hummel, Benj. F., Co. I. 202nd Reg., 
R. D. No 2 Northumberland. 

Lutz, Jefferson, Shamokin Dam. 

Nace, Philip, Co. K. 172 Reg. R. No. 
2 Northumberland. 



Penn Twp. 

Jarrett, Perry, Co. F., 131st Reg. P. 

V. I., Co. C. 74 Reg., R. D. Selins- 

grove. 
Jarrett, Samuel, Co. G. 147th Regt. 

P. V. I., 1st Brig., 2nd Div. 12th 

and 20th A. C. R. D. Selinsgrove. 
Musselman, Isaac, Co. D. 76th Reg. 

P. V. I., R. D. Selinsgrove. 
Reed, John. 



Perry Twp. 

Knouse, Christian, Co. B. 51st Reg. P. 

V. I.. Mt. Pleasant Mills. 
Maneval, Chas. D., No. 1. Richfield. 
Mengel, James Sr., Co. F. 3rd Pa. 

Heavy Artillery, Mt. Pleasant Mills. 
Naugle, J. P., Enlisted Oct. 14, 1862 

in Co. F. Pa. Cavalry. Discharged 

July 22, 1865, Mt. Pleasant Mills. 
Reichenbach, Joel, Pri. Co. B. 6th 

Reg. P. R., Mt Pleasant Mills. 
Spotts, Isaac, Co. B. 9th Pa. Cavalry, 

enlisted Sept. 16, 1861. Discharged 

on account of disability, No. 1, 

Port Trevorton. 
Trewitz, Samuel, Mt. Pleasant Mills. 



West Perry Twp. 

Arndt, Abraham, R. D. Richfield. 
Haas, D. W., Mt Pleasant Mills. 
(?)Nagle Benjamin, 
Uplinger, Daniel, Co. I. 172nd Reg., 
R. D. Richfield. 



Selinsgrove Boro. 
Adams, Phares, Co. C. 74th Regt. 
Selinsgrove. 

App, Jeremiah, Co. G. 147 Reg., 

Selinsgrove. 
App, Solomon, Corp. Co. G. 147th 

Reg., Selinsgrove. 
Bingaman, Robert, Co. F. 184 Reg., 

Selinsgrove. 

Blecker, Philip, Co. D 7th Reg. 

Burns, S. P., Co. D. 202 Reg., Selins- 
grove. 

Doebler, Henry J., Co. G. 147th Reg. 
Wounded at Chancellorsville, May 
3, 1863. Transferred to V. Res. 
Corps Sept. 7, 1863, Selinsgrove. 

Feehrer, Joseph, Musician Co. D. 208 
Reg., Selinsgrove. 

Fisher. Edw., Co. G. 147 Reg. Selins- 
grove. 

Fisher, Jacob W., Co. D. 208th Reg., 
Selinsgrove. 

Fisher, Levi, Co. F. 184 Reg. Selins- 
grove. 

Floyd, David B., Sergeant, 75th Inf. 
Ind. Co. I., Selinsgrove. 

Gilbert, William, Co. F. 172nd Reg., 
Selinsgrove. 

Good, J. Frank, Co. D. 74 Reg. 
Selinsgrove. 

Herman, Phares, Co. F. 172 P. M., 
Selinsgrove. 

Houseworth, Jacob, Pri. Co. F. 131st. 
P. V. I., 208 Reg. Band, Selins- 
grove. 

Kessler, Samuel, Enlisted Nov. 4, 1862 
as private in Co. C. 172nd Regt. 
Selinsgrove. 

Long, Peter, Co. H. 202 Reg., Selins- 
grove. 

Mark, John T., Co. G. 147 Reg., 
Selinsgrove. 

McFall, Clark, Co. D. 74th Reg. P. V. 
I., Selinsgrove. 

Miller, John J., Co. M. 84th Reg. P. 
V. I. (9th Pa. Cav.), Selinsgrove. 

Musselman, John, 52 Reg. P. V. I., 
Co. D. 74 Reg., Selinsgrove. 

Musselman, Samuel, Pri. Co. D., 76th 
Reg. P. V. I., Selinsgrove. 

Noetling, William, 1st. Lt. Co. D. 18th 
Militia. 

Richter, Harry, Musician in Co. F. 
131st Reg. P. V. I. 

Stroup, Israel, Selinsgrove. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



Trutt, David, 52nd Reg. P. V. I., 
Selinsgrove. 

Ulrich, F. B. Corp. Co. G. 147, Selins- 
grove. 

Ulvich, James P., Co. G. 147 Reg., 
Selinsgrove. 



Spring Twp. 

Bolender, John, Co. D. 74th Regt. Pa. 

Vol. Inf. 
Helfrich, Phaeon, Corp. Co. I. 49th 

Regt. Pa. Vol Inf. 
Hommel, Alex., Co. G. 172 Regt. Pa. 

D. M.; Co. I. 184 Regt. Pa. Vol Inf. 
Keller, James F., Co. D. 74th Regt. 

Pa. Vol. Inf. 
Klose, Wm. J., Co. F. 184 Regt. Pa. 

Vol. Inf. 
Knepp, Paul H., Capt. D. Mitchell's 

Ind. Co. State Mil. Co. F. 131 Regt. 

Pa. Vol. Inf. 1st Lieut. Co. I. 184 

Regt. Pa. Vol. Inf. 
Manbeck, L. J.. Co. D. 74th Regt. 

Pa. Vol Inf. 
Weiand. John, Co. I. 49th Regt. Pa. 

Vol. Inf. 
Yeager, Simon, Co. H. 107 Regt. 0. 

V. I. 



Union Twp. 

Boyer, William M., 131st Regt., 

Port Trevorton. 
Charles, Henry F., Co. D., 18th, Co. 

A. 172nd; Troop C. 182nd Reg. 

21st Cav., Port Trevorton. 
Gamby, Jonathan, Co. I, 49th Reg., 

Port Trevorton. 
Houser, Alexander, Co. I, 49th, Port 

Trevorton. 
Rambo, Emanuel, Port Trevorton. 
Rice, John. Co. F., 184th P. V. I., 

Port Trevorton. 
Riegel. John R., Co. G, 147th, R. No. 

3, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Schrawder, H. H., Co. B. 6th Pa. Res. 

Co. G. 147th Reg. 15th U. S., Port 

Trevorton. 
Shaffer, Sowarro, Co. D, 18th; Corp. 

Co. A, 172nd, Port Trevorton. 
Steffen, Jacob. Port Trevorton. 
Stepp, Henry H., Co. H. 147th Reg., 

Port Trevorton. 
Stroh, Amos, M., Co. D., 208th, Port 

Trevorton. 
Wise, John H., Co. A. 172nd, Port 

Trevorton. 



Washington Twp. 

Arbograst, Jacob, Pri. Co. F. 131st 
Reg. P. V. I., Freeburg. 

Brown, Henry, Co. G. 147 Reg, trans- 
ferred to Co. E. May 18, 1865, 147 
Reg, Freeburg. 



Charles, Wm. F., Co. B. 6th Penna. 

Reserves, Freeburg. 
Erdley, (Hartley) James, Co. C. 172, 

and Corp. Co. D.. 108 Regt., Free- 
burg. 
Geise, Simon, Freeburg. 
Holtzapple, George, Freeburg. 
Hendricks, Jacob, Co. F. 131 Reg. P. 

V. I., Freeburg. 
Rauch, Jacob, Co. I. 172nd P. M., 

Freeburg. 
Hughes, John K., Co. F. 172 Reg. 

Also Quarter Master Sergeant of 

172 Reg., Freeburg. 
Moyer, John K., Co. I. 169 0. Vol. 
Naugle, David, Freeburg. 
Whistler, George, Freeburg. 

■ %^ 

Not In The Memorial -^ 

We have made a search in the Mem- 
orial for the names of the following 
named soldiers in the Memorial Build- 
ing: at this place and fail to find the 
following names. This covers only the 
surviving soldiers. If so many of the 
surviving soldiers' names have been 
omitted, how many of the dead 
soldiers names have been omitted? 
The POST would like to have the 
r-ime of Company and regiment of 
the following named soldiers, whose 
nnmes are not in the Memorial: — 

Arndt, Abraham, R. D. Richfield. 
Bmgaman, Fred, Penns Creek. 
Bowersox, Harry, Middleburg. 
Bowersox, A. H., Beavertown. 
Delong, Ben, Penns Creek. 
Fisher, Isaac, Shamokin Dam. 
Geise, Simon, Freeburg. 
D. W. Haas, Mt. Pleasant Mills. 
Holtzapple, Geo., Freeburg. 
Hunt, Daniel, Penns Creek. 
Lutz, Jefferson, Shamokin Dam. 
Maneval, Chas. D., R. D. No. 1 Rich- 
field. 

Men.erel, James Sr., Mt. Pleasant 

Mills. 
Naugle, David, Freeburg, Pa. 
Nagle, Benjamin. R. D. Richfield. 
R-^mbo, Emanuel, Port Trevorton. 
Rine, Peter, McKees Half Falls. 
Steffen, Jacob, Port Trevorton. 
Seiler, J. H., McKees Half Falls. 
Seller, Israel, R. D. Port Trevorton. 
Stroup, Israel, Selinsgrove. 
Trewitz, Samuel, Mt. Pleasant Mills. 
Whistler, Geo., Freeburg. 



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137 



Other Names Omitted 

While the above list covers omis- 
sions of names of living soldiers there 
are many omitted among the list of 
deceased soldiers. A notable excep- 
tion is that of Corporal Jno. C. 
Arnold, who went to the war from 
Port Trevorton, served in Co. I, 49th 
Regiment, until the close of the war, 
in the very last battle was killed at 
Sailor's Creek, and was buried on the 
battle field by his comrades, among 
them, the late Dr. A. M. Smith, a 
corporal in the same Company. Mr. 
Arnold is the father of Dr. J. S. and 
Edwin S. Arnold, of Washington, and 
the G. A. R. Post, of Port Trevorton 
fittingly bears his name. These omis- 
sions should be corrected. There may 
be others. Let the matter be investi- 
gated. 



BIT OF INDIAN HISTORY 

IN UNION COUNTY 



In 1781 Indians Captured Two White 

Girls on Farm Now Owned by 

Geo. W. Wagenseller. 



A bit of interesting Indian history 
is handed down by Richard V. B. 
Lincoln, a relative of President Lin- 
coln, in relation to the farm of Geo. 
W. Wagenseller, editor of the Mid- 
dleburg POST. The farm is located 
in Hartley township, Union County, 
one mile west of the town of Mill- 
mont. 

John Shively, who came from York 
County, owned the farm which for 
many years was the home of Richard 
V. B. Lincoln. An improvement was 
made as early as 1754 and abandoned 
after the time of the Indian massa- 
cres of Oct. 1755. In 1755, John 
Shively was assessed with nine acres 
of cleared land, two horses and two 
cows. He was living on his place in 
1781, and, whilst engaged in making 
hay in the meadow in the rear of the 
house, he was captured and carried 
away by the Indians and was never 
heTd of afterwards. 

When Shively was captured, two 
daughters of John Weierback, who 
lived on the farm now owned by Geo. 
W. Wagenseller, tenanted by Milton 
J. Bingaman, were also captured. 
Shively's and Weierback's farms were 
not over a mile a part. 



It was in the afternoon when the 
savages made their descent upon the 
Weierback cabin. All of the family, 
both m^les and females, were out in 
the field reaping, except the two girls. 
The savages captured the two girls, 
set fire to the cabins, and departed. 
The ascending smoke from the burn- 
ing dwelling was the first intimation 
that the reapers had of any thing 
being wrong. In a few days one of 
the girls returned, having escaped 
from her cantors. After the war was 
over. Weierback having heard of the 
whereabouts of his daughter, went 
after her. and found her the wife 
of an Indian, on the waters of the 
Allegheny; but she had become so 
attached to the wild life of the sav- 
ages that all the inducements that iie 
could offer her to return were of no 
avail. She was never heard of after- 
wards. 

John and Nicholas Weierback own- 
ed this land during the Revolution 
and until May 17, 1811. Nicholas 
Weierback sold the farm to Christian 
Braucher, who in 1810 came from 
Northampton County, (now Lehigh) 
and the farm remained in the hands of 
the Braucher relationship for a full 
century, from 1811 to 1911, the 
chain of title being as follows: 

June 20, 1820, Christian Braucher 
and wife to Jacob and George Brauch- 



May 11, 1853, one-half interest, 
Jacob Braucher and wife to George 
Braucher. 

May 14, 1862, George Braucher 
and wife to Samuel and Abagail 
Braucher, who afterwards became the 
wife of Daniel S. Smith. 

Mar. 24, 1876, Samuel E. Braucher 
and wife, one-half interest to Daniel 
S. Smith, who married Abagail 
Braucher. 

The estates of Daniel Smith and 
his wife, Abagail Smith, were set- 
tled in 1911, when the farm was sold 
at public sale to Geo. W. Wagen- 
seller, the nresent owner. He is also 
in possession of the adjoining farm 
recently owned by Samuel Braucher; 
in the earlier days by Philip Cole, who 
built the first brick house in Hartley 
townshin, on the farm of which this 
is a part. 

The farm buildings shown on page 
148, are erected on the tract where 
the Weierback cabin was destroyed 
in 1781. 



138 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



MILITARY DRAFT JULY 20th, 1917 



The following are the names of persons of Snyder 
County between the ages of 21 and 31 years who registered 
June 5, 1917, under the selective draft Act, and the follow- 
ing is the order in which the numbers were drawn in Wash- 
ington, July 20, 1917, which establishes the order in which 
they are to be called for military service. 



The POST gives below the order 
of the numbers as drawn in Washing- 
ton Friday as it effects the boys from 
Snyder County. As the numbers 
have not yet been verified by mail 
there are likely some small discrep- 
ancies, but in the main they are cor- 
rect. This establishes the order in 
which the men will be called as need- 
ed. 

Snyder County's quota for the first 
army is 144 and the county has al- 
ready furnished 127 men as volun- 
teers, leaving only 17 more to furn- 
ish. With the organization of the 
Motor Truck Unit at Selinsgrove this 
week, it is thought there will be suf- 
ficient volunteers that there will be 
very few if any drafted. 

Union County's quota is full at 123. 
Both Union and Snyder Counties are 
about the same size, yet Snyder 
County has already furnished more 
volunteers than Union County, and it 
is believed before the week is out that 
Snyder County will fill her quota with 
volunteers instead of resorting to 
draft, even if Snyder County does 
furnish 144 men to Union County's 
123. 

The first number drawn was 258. 
This number in Snyder County be- 
longs to Warren Harrison Walter, of 
Center township. He is a farmer and 
while he is exempt on account of his 
occupation, he will be the first man 
to be called for examination, and so 
on down the list as it is shown below: 

258— Walter, W. H., Middleburg. 

458 — Seebold, A. J., Kratzerville. 

854 — Lauver, Reubin V., Richfield. 
1095— Herrold. B. S., Pt. Trevorton. 

783— Moyer. Thomas Clay, Richfield. 
1117 — Rice, Vernie A., Pt. Trevorton. 



837— Fisher, Wilson H., Richfield. 

337 — Hartman, F. E., Middleburg. 

676 — Walker, A. E., Shamokin Dam. 

275 — Houser, W. W., Pt. Trevorton. 

509 — Steininger, R. R.. Middleburg. 
1185 — Kissinger, E. H., Selinsgrove. 

564 — Mull, John S., Middleburg. 

945 — Fall, John F., Selinsgrove. 

596 — Bailey, M. L. Shamokin Dam. 

536 — Deitrick, Roy W., Kreamer. 

548 — Hummel, O. C. Middleburg. 

126 — Wagner, Sherman D.,McClure 

784 — Knights, E. Pt. Trevorton. 

755— Dressier, W. M., Mt. Pt. Mills. 

107 — Gill, Rush Havice, McClure. 

616 — Hummel, N. L., Shamokin Dam 

373— Ernest, W. W., Paxtonville. 

775 — Lauver, L. M. Mt. Pt. Mills. 

4,Q6 — Hassinger, M. A., Middleburg. 

692— Fetterolf, H. F., Selinsgrove. 

600 — Case, E. A., Northumberland. 

810— Steffen, C. N. Mt. Pt. Mills. 

507— Runkle, K. H. Middleburg. 

309— Suffel J. P. Pt. Trevorton. 

437— Kline, Samuel S. Winfield. 

604 — Forry, J. A., Northumberland. 

43 — Walter, Harry D., Beavertown. 

10^6 — tucker, Frank, Selinsgrove 3. 

924 — Johnson, R. C. Selinsgrove. 

420 — Brouse, A. F., Selinsgrove. 
1014 — Heimbarh, E. L., Middleburg. 
1178— Heintzelman, H. R., Mt. Mills 

514— Sallade, W. E., Middleburg. 

433— Hollenbach, W. M., Middleburtr 

1 0— TPetterolf , M. N., Troxelville" 

1045 — Snook, C. D., Beaver Springs. 

1031 — Markley, I. C, Beaver Springs. 

4R7— He^ser, Lee P., Swineford. 

797— Shetterly, C. K., Mt. Pt. Mills 

140 — Baker, Edward H., McClure. 

432— Herman, R. C, Winfield. 
18 — Jordan, L. C, Beavertown. 

652 — Reichley, G. B., Shamokin Dam 

927 — Johnson, R. W., Selinsgrove. 



DRAFT JULY 20, 1917 



139 



739 — Yerger, W. W., Selinsgrove. 
601 — Corle, J. A., Northumberland. 
1146— Wentzel, F. R.. North'd. 
1103 — Krebs, J. H., Pt. Trevorton. 
606 — Fisher, H. C, Shamokin Dam. 
182 — Speigelmyer, J. H., McClure. 
513 — Specht, Benj. C, Middleburg. 
46 — Bingaman, J. S., Beavertown. 
1020 — Kauffman, Lester J., Benfer. 
1099 — Hendricks, J. F., Pt. Trevorton 
223 — Inch, Wm. J., Penns Creek. 
117 — Romig, Charles C, McClure. 
602 — Enterline, G. E. North'd. 
390 — Heintzelman, J. M.. Midbg. 

75 — DeLong, A. W., Beavertown. 
772— Kaltreiter, J. E., Mt. Pt. Mills. 
721 — Rowe, Loyd C, Selinsgrove. 
786— Neitz, G. H., Mt. Pt. Mills. 
280 — Hummel, C. H., Pt. Trevorton. 
972 — Steffen, M. E., Selinsgrove. 
983 — Wagner, F. P., Selinsgrove. 
757_Foltz, J. H., Mt. Pt. Mills. 
966 — Steffen, I. L., Selinsgrove. 
868 — Stuck, Ammon S., Richfield. 
332 — Dreese. Jay W., Middleburg. 
379 — Graybill, Tola Paxtonville. 
542 — Hummel, T. C, Globe Mills. 
194 — Will, Henry P. A., McClure. 
874 — Snyder, Clayton, Richfield. 
552 — Kreamer, F. B., Kreamer. 
298 — Newman, G. C, Pt. Trevorton 
675 — Wetzel, J. W., Northumberland 
1148 — Aucker, R. C, Freeburg. 
343 — Kessler, C. C, Middleburg. 
982 — Walborn, Miles O., Selinsgrove 
726 — Snyder, N. E., Selinsgrove. 

15 — Hartman, A. E., Middleburg 
905 — Fry, George L., Selinsgrove. 
933 — Ludwig, C. L., Selinsgrove. 
452 — Maurer, A. L. New Berlin. 
355 — Walter, M. N.*, Middleburg. 
530 — Bilger, G. A., Middleburg. 
809— Snyder, H. I., Mt. Pt. Mills. 
1114 — Rathfon, W. M., Pt. Trevorton. 
645 — Shrawder, W. M. Nort'd. 
218 — Gearhart, E. S., Middleburg. 
620 — Hummel, W. D. Northum-land. 
550 — Hummel, H. B., Kreamer. 
574 — Wagner. L. M., Selinserove. 

31 — Ocker, H. E., Troxelville. 
981 — Woodruff, R. W., Selinsgrove. 
770 — Hoover, N., Mt. Pleasant Mills. 
882 — Arbogast, J. A., Selinsgrove. 
677 — Wert. W. A., Northumberland. 
749 — Bressler, M. L., Meiservillc. 
End of First Thousand Numbers 
drawn 
1211 — Shotsbere-er, N. G., Freeburg. 
525 — Winev, Rine G., Middleburg. 
760— Gelnett, H. M., Mt. Pt. Mills. 
183 — Swineford, Roy E., McClure. 
56 — Krebs. H. P., Beavertown. 



792— Rhoads, N. L., Mt. Pt. Mills. 
5 — Bartschatt, W. J., Troxelville. 
350 — Steininger, J. L., Middleburg. 
54 — Hassinger, E. B., Middleburg. 
870 — Shellenberger, C, Richfield. 
549 — Hummel, O. P., Middleburg. 
1132— Shaffer, F. A., Mt. PI. Mills. 
440 — Kline John Elmer, Winfield. 
741— Arbogast. W. A., Mt. Pt. Mills. 
1054 — Zechman, J. H., Beavertown. 
711 — Long, Wm. A., Selinsgrove. 
1022 — Koch, Benj. F., Benfer. 
841 — Gearhart, Wm. H., Richfield. 
638 — Smith, E. F., Shamokin Dam 
623 — Herman, M. U., North'd. 
269 — Hile, Chas. W., Liverpool. 
685 — Berkey, C. R., Selinsgrove. 
1141 — Wenrich, C. W., Selinsgrove. 
1016 — Haines, W. P., Beaver Springs. 
335 — Gemberling G. A., Middleburg 
493 — Miller, N. C., Middleburg. 
923 — Hare. C. C, Selinsgrove. 
341 — Hummel. J. J., Middleburg. 
1007 — Foulk, Jas. Ira, B. Springs. 
391 — Humphrey, U. H., Paxtonville. 
353 — Shambach, H. B., Middleburg. 
970 — Scharf, R. H., Selinsgrove. 
637 — Sassaman, W. H., Sha. Dam. 
360— Zechman, T. L., Middleburg. 
1217 — Shrawder, Lewis A., Freeburg. 
571 — Sauer, Wm. A., Middleburg. 
488— Kratzer, P. W., Middleburg. 
704 — Custer. C. H., Selinsgrove. 

72 — Bingaman, J. F., Beavertown 
356 — Wagner, Clyde A., Swineford. 
112 — Hassinger, P. L., McClure. 
1067 — Aumiller, L. F., Pt. Trevorton. 
128 — Wagner, Bruce A., McClure. 
679 — Young B. R., Northumberland 
805— Shaffer, C. A., Mt. Pt. Mills. 

11 — Getz, Grover D., Benfer. 
900 — Covert, Guy W., Selinsgrove. 
363 — Benfer, J. M., Paxtonville. 
1142 — Wise, A. H., Pt. Trevorton 
6 — Erb, R. E., Troxelville. 
327— Wagner E. W., McKeesVs Falls 
664 — Martz, C. E., Northumberland. 
93 — Shrader, C. W., Beavertown. 
957 — Rine, G. B., Selinsgrove. 
1112 — Rhoads, C. H., Selinsgrove. 
345 — Kline, R. A., Middleburg. 
103 — Fultz, Harry A., McClure. 
1221 — Sprinkle. C. J., Selinsgrove. 
1102 — Kerstetter, A. R., Selinsgrove. 
553 — Kreamer, B. D. s Globe Mills. 
154 — Howell, James H., McClure. 

51 — Goss, L. H., Middleburg. 
717 — Musser, H. F., Selinsgrove. 
1057 — Wetzel, L. B., Beaver Springs. 
1073 — Brubaker, M. M., Pt. Trevort'n 
30 — Norman, L. S., Troxelville. 
199 — Wagner, Roy H., McClure. 
388 — Hassinger, C. S., Middleburg. 
773 — Kerstetter, M., Richfield. 



140 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



608 
406 
519 

25 
392 

889 

383 

1166 

588 

856 

705 

576 

944 

122 

642 

939 

222 

906 

700 

1195 

297 

321 

736 

707 

1002 

1151 

1101 

368 

974 

320 

950 

926 

1010 

919 

656 

814 

1175 

1070 

738 

1167 

1097 

1191 

848 

1118 

121 

221 

292 

822 

504 

1064 

End 



— Fiss. Ira T., Shamokin Dam. 

Spigelmyer, C. S., Paxtonville. 

Walter, C. McC, Middleburg. 

Kuhns, F. W., Middleburg. 

Jones, E. R. M., Paxtonville. 
— Bulick S. B., Selinsgrove. 
— Hartman, G. H., Middleburg. 
— Fisher, Lewis A., Freeburg. 

Bailey, H. N., Shamokin Dam. 

Leister, B. F., Richfield. 

Kratzer, J. O., Selinsgrove. 

Zechman, W. H., Middleburg. 
— McLain, A. L., Selinsgrove. 

Snook, Lester H., McClure. 
— Shrader, F. S., North'd. 

-McFall, R. C, Selinsgrove. 

Hackenburg, C. A., Middleburg 

-Frye, C. R., Selinsgrove. 
— Hollenbach, B. D., Selinsgrove. 

Boyer, L. H., Freeburg. 

Newman, W. McKees V 2 Falls 

Troutman, W. F., Pt. Tr'ton. 
—Wetzel, M. R., Selinsgrove. 

Kratzer, R., Selinsgrove. 

Eddinger, C. D., B. Springs. 

Bollinger, F. E., Mt. PL Mills. 
— Kerstetter, H. O., Pt. Tr'ton. 
— Courtney, J. M., Middleburg. 

Teichart, A. E., Selinsgrove. 

Strawser, T. F., Pt. Trevorton 
— Ocker, O. B., Selinsgrove. 
— Jarrett, H. F., Selinsgrove. 

Goss, Alvin A., Middlecreek. 

Herman, G. S., Selinsgrove. 
— Rauch, C. C, Shamokin Dam. 

Troutman, S. R., Meiserville. 

Hoffman, H. E., Mt. Pt. Mills. 

Betts, F. E., Pt. Trevorton. 
— Yerger, C. C, Selinsgrove. 

Gheer, Edwin, Freeburg. 

Houseworth, H. C, Pt. Tr'ton. 

Lenig, H. C, Mt. Pt. Mills. 
— Graybill, Cloyd C, Richfield. 
— Reinard, G. F., Pt. Trevorton. 

Snook, Harry C, McClure. 
— Hackenburg, J. E., Middleburg 

Long, J. H., Pt. Trevorton. 

Teats, Paul S., Meiserville. 

— Rohland, Frank V. Middleburg 

— Aucker, G. A., Selinsgrove. 

of The Second Thousand names 

Drawn 



1091 — Herrold. R. E., Pt. Trevorton. 

470 — Compton, Wm. A., Middleburg. 

312 — Swineford, C. W., Liverpool. 
90 — Mattern, R. A., Beavertown. 

191— Treaster, J. L., McClure. 

477— Graybill, J. R., Middleburg. 
1187— Klingler, J. A., R. 4, Midbg. 
1170— Glass W. S., Freeburg. 

753— Dreese, G. H., Mt. Pt. Mills. 

130— Yetter, Jay A., McClure. 



858 — Master, Wm. A., Richfield. 

168 — Narehood, S. D., McClure. 
1023 — Kratzer, Artie A., McClure. 

424 — Cornelius. E. D., New Berlin. 

840 — Graybill, B. S., Richfield. 
1188 — Lauver, C. E., Middleburg. 

657 — Rictor, F., Northumberland. 

175 — Renninger, James R., McClure 

300 — Rine, J. M., McKees % Falls. 

278 — Heckart, J. M. E., Liverpool. 

524 — Wenrich, R. W., Middleburg. 

911 — Gilbert, C. S., Selinsgrove. 
1172 — Hoff, Leroy K., Freeburg. 

532 — Benner, C. J., Globe Mills. 
1139 — Troutman, W. A., Pt Tr'ton. 
1214 — Sprinkle, H. H. Selinsgrove. 

336 — Gilbert, J. R., Middleburg. 

212 — Bruner, Wm. F., Penns Creek. 
49 — Erdley, J. P., Middleburg. 
8 — Fetterolf, Jacob, Troxelville. 
1160 — Dreese, Burne, Freeburg. 
1192 — Martin. C, Mt. Pt. Mills. 

305 — Rice, L. A., Port Trevorton. 
1143 — Wise, A. R., Pt. Trevorton. 

557 — Kline, Guy E., Kreamer. 

622 — Hottenstein, G., Sha'n Dam. 

585 — Bailey, H. N., Shamokin Dam. 
1077 — Dorman G. C, Port Trevorton 

781 — Meiser, J. H., Mt. Pt. Mills. 
1035— Musser, A. R., Beaver Springs. 

958 — Renninger, E. C, Selinsgrove. 

323 — Wilt, H. E., Port Trevorton. 

857 — Martin, Frankie, Richfield. 
1143—? 

963 — Steiers J. H., Selinsgrove. 

438 — Kline, 'Amnion O., Winfield. 

878 — Wagner, A. H. Richfield. 
1059 — Weder, H. C, Middlecreek. 

441— Kline, John R., Winfield. 

880 — Winey, Paul G. Richfield. 

357— Willis, Ralph E., Middleburg. 
23 — Keister, H. E., Beavertown. 
1173— Hilbish P. S., Freeburg. 

331 — Bressler, D. H., Middleburg. 
1108 — Mitterling, A., Selinsgrove. 

492 — McAfee, John R., Middleburg. 
1201 — Moyer, Paul T., Freeburg. 

5f?5 — Meckley, Roy W., Kreamer. 

800— Shaffer, H. C.. Mt. Pt. Mills. 
1049 — Snook, W. B., Beaver Springs. 

715 — Miller, E. E., Selinsgrove. 

961 — Rowe, S. I., Selinsgrove. 

539 — Gordon, C. R., Kreamer. 

349 — Steininger W. C, M'bg. 

562 — Leiezel, J.' P., Middleburg. 

501— Potter. J. L., Middleburg. 

102— Erb, J. Alvin, McClure. 

875 — Soriergle, T. J., Richfield. 

714 — Markley, Arthur, Selinsgrove. 

86 — Knepp. M. B., Beavertown. 

1024 — Klingler, C. L., Beaver Springs 

871— Snyder, R. C, Richfield. 
1 043 — Reich, R. Wm. Beaver Springs. 



DRAFT JULY 20, 1917 



141 



71- 
1156- 

555- 

978— 

506- 

877- 

435- 

681- 

713- 

935- 
1121- 
1150- 

450- 

113- 

725- 
1004- 

156- 
1034- 

808- 

780- 
1183- 

267- 

567- 
1218- 

421- 

940- 
1232- 
End o 



Bingaman, S. J., Beavertown. 
Boyer, J. F., Middleburg. 
Kline, Foster C, Middleburg. 
■Wendt, A. S., Selinsgrove. 
-Runkle, C. E.. Middleburg. 
-Spriggle, S. S., Richfield. 
•Kline, C. R., Kratzerville. 
Zerbe, R. H., Selinsgrove. 
■Luck, S. P., Selinsgrove. 
■Lutz, E. M.. Selinsgrove. 
Reinard, H. E., Pt. Trevorton. 
Boyer, S. J., Middleburg. 
Musser, W. F., Selinsgrove. 
Hassinger, R. G., McClure. 
Stahl, B. W.. Selinsgrove. 
Felker, H. J., Beaver Springs. 
Kahley, Ira F., McClure. 
Mattern, M. M., B. Springs. 
Shaffer, H. V., Mt. Pt. Mills. 
Meiser, W. S., Liverpool. 
Kissinger, John W.. Freeburg. 
Gelnet, Arthur Meiserville. 
Pontius, Geo. S., Kreamer. 
Sholley, L. W., Mt. Pt. Mills. 
Brouse, A. P., Selinsgrove. 
Mease, R. A., Selinsgrove. 
Weller. Nervin, Middleburg. 
f The Third Thousand Names 



169 — Nerhood, Foster I., McClure. 

436 — Kratzer, W. L., Selinsgrove. 

396 — McAfee, E. H., Paxtonville. 

989 — Wise, R. W., Selinsgrove. 
1107 — Leach, H. Selinsgrove. 

862— Pvle, J. H. Richfield. 

257 — Walter, T. A., Middleburg. 
1109— Miller, R. E., Pt. Trevorton. 

155 — Kline, Harry A. McClure. 

284 — Kerstetter, Warren, Liverpool. 

133— Arnold, A. R., McClure. 

807 — Snyder, C. W., Liverpool. 

867 — Shaffer. James M., Richfield. 

930 — Renner, A. C, Selinsgrove. 

185 — Searer, Geo. S., McClure. 

265 — Dillman, C, Port Trevorton. 

285 — Kerstetter, Joseph, Liverpool. 
1119 — Reigle, C. A., Selinsgrove. 
1051 — Walter, L. E., B. Springs R. 1. 

560— Kreamer Harry S., Kreamer. 

303 — Rine, S. S., Port Trevorton. 

563 — Leitzel, Herman G., Kreamer. 

211 — Bowersox, C. L., Middleburg. 

1163 — Eisenhauer, H. L., Freeburg. 

146— Flick, H. L., McClure. 

843— Gravbill A. H., Richfield. 

229 — Keister, J. C, Middleburg. 

410 — Woodling, P., Paxtonville. 

299 — Newman, J. F., Pt. Trevorton. 
1075 — Clark, H. S., Pt. Trevorton. 
1189 — Landis, J. C, Selinsgrove. 

750 — Bre^sler'H. J., Meiserville. 
58 — Mitchell, F. H., Beavertown. 

955 — Poe, C. E., Selinsgrove. 



150— 
19- 

400- 
4- 



Himes, Clay Stuart, McClure. 
Keister, H., Beavertown. 
Shambach, W. E., Middleburg. 
Bingaman. J. F., Beavertown. 

115— Mitchell, C. A., McClure. 

832— Benner, Hoyt, Richfield. 
1180— Inch, J. F., Mt. Pt. Mills. 

206 — Bowersox, E. I. Penns Creek. 

228— Knouse, H., Middleburg. 

136— Benfer A. E., McClure. 

872— Shaffer, M. W., Richfield. 

430— Fisher, J. C, Kratzerville. 

328 — Bowersox, J. W., Middleburg. 

965 — Scharf, J. M., Selinsgrove. 
96 — Specht, E. G., Beavertown. 

896 — Burns, J. H., Selinsgrove. 
1098 — Hoover, T. C, Pt. Trevorton. 

624— Hummel, G. M., North'd. 

570 — Steffen, Ralph Curtis, Kreamer 

544 — Hummel, A. C, Middleburg. 
1021— Kline S. W., Middlecreek. 

747 — Bingaman, B. F., Mt. Pt. Mills. 

929 — Krouse, P. R., Selinsgrove. 
1194 — Miller, G. L., Freeburg. 

138— Bilger. A. S., McClure. 
1199 — Moyer, John L., Freeburg. 
91 — McDowell, A. A., Beavertown. 

838 — Foultz, E. A., Richfield. 

635— Lepley, J. S., Winfield. 

861 — Nace, J. F.. Cocolamus. 

633 — Kessler, J. S., Northumberland 

712 — Long, C. T., Selinsgrove. 
17 — Jordan, C. C, Beavertown. 

802— Shaffer, J. E., Mt. Pt. Mills. 

691 — Engle, S. M., Selinsgrove. 

378— Gift, S H.. R. 1, Middleburg. 
1083 — Flanders, W. C, Pt. Trevorton 

237 — Marks, Wm. H., Penns Creek 

422 — Bilger, Clarence, Winfield. 

619 — Fottenstein, H. R., Sh. Dam. 

344 — Kreamer F. T., Swineford. 

824— Wilt, N.D., Mt. P. Mills. 

442 — Kratzer, Reno, R. Middleburg. 
1213 — Sprenkle, G. W., Selinsgrove. 

202 — Bowersox. J. F., Middleburg. 

164 — Lepley, W. I., McClure. 

26S — Good. C. D., Meiserville. 

272 — Hall, Andrew S., Liverpool. 
1198 — Miller, N. W., Freebursr. 

762 — Graham, Chas., Mt. PI. Mills. 
1174 — Hoffman, D. H., Freeburg. 

964 — Swineford, J. W., Selinsgrove. 

866 — Reichenbach, E. P., Richfield. 

593 — Brown, A. A., Nor'berland R. 2 

407 — Shambach. Schuyler M., Mbg. 

262 — Attinger, F. S.. Pt. Trevorton 

8R6 — Bonawitz, M. H., Selinsgrove. 

R93 — A r d, W. C. Selinsgrove. 
1161 — Dreese, John M., Freeburg. 

769 — Hoover Henry, Mt. PI. Mills. 
1152 — Bowersox, M. S., R. 4, Mbg. 

776 — Landis, Saml. E., Mt. PI. Mills 

566 — Mohr, Wm., Kreamer. 



142 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



581 — Artz, H. A., Shamokin Dam. 
311 — Sholly, Chas. H.. Pt. Trevorton 
762— Graham, Chas. E., Mt. PL Mills 
1227 — Witmer, Geo. S., Freeburg. 
124— Snook, Irvin, R. 2, McClure. 
End of Fourth Thousand Names 



481- 
895- 
744- 
979- 
582- 
829- 
240- 

1028- 
499- 
590- 

1105- 
444- 
636- 
735- 
634- 
326- 
447- 
76- 
672- 
949- 
393- 
993- 

1048- 

1065- 
851- 

1181- 
158- 
778- 
1- 
187- 
52- 
105- 
650- 
836- 
35- 
985- 
352- 
418- 
920- 
456- 
806- 

1176- 
416- 
617- 
526- 
609- 
613- 
316- 
274- 
948- 
968- 
546- 

1154- 
766- 
734- 

1072- 



-Herman, J. Jay, Middleburg. 
-Boyer, Ernest S., Selinsgrove 
-Botteiger C. F., Mt. PI. Mills. 
-Walter, Ray A. R., Selinsgrove 
-App, Robert L., Selinsgrove. 
-Benner, Ray, Richfield. 
-Pontius, Wm. D., Penns Creek 
-Lepley, Erman E., B. Springs. 
-McWilliams. Cecil, Middleburg 
-Bower, A. D., Shamokin Dam. 
-Keller, Geo. C, Pt. Trevorton. 
-Kline, Urie M., Kratzerville. 
-Lepley, Jas. P., Winfield. 
-Woodiing, F. C, R. 3. Mbg. 
-Kauffman, M. L., R. 2, N'rland 
-Walter, A. W., McKees H. Fls. 
-Leiby, Elmer C, R. R. Winfield 
-Deobler, S. N. Beavertown. 
-Wagner, W. K. - , R. 2, N'rland, 
-Ott, D. K., R. D. Selinsgrove. 
-Kerstetter, C. N., Paxtonville. 
-Aurand, A. M., B. Springs. 
-Smith. B. W., R. 1, B. Springs. 
-Aucker, W. R., Pt. Trevorton. 
-Kauffman, O. B., Richfield. 
-Inch, Ira W., Selinsgrove. 
-Krick, Charles F., McClure. 
-Master, A. L., Mt. PL Mills. 
-Aurand, I. D., Troxelville. 
-Snook, Daniel A., McClure. 
-Hetrick John D., Beavertown 
-Fry, F.*Chas., R. 1, McClure 
-Reichley, R. E., R. 2, Winfield. 
-Forry, Arthur A., Richfield. 
-Sassaman, Isaac F., Troxelville 
-Wagner H. W., Selinsgrove. 
-Snyder, 'C. M., R. 2, Mbg. 
-Beaver, R. O, Kratzerville. 
-Houtz, Jno. J., Selinsgrove. 
-Seebold, Merrit, Selinsgrove. 
-St-ahr, Jno. A.. Liverpool. 
-Hilbish, Philip L., Freeburg. 
-Beaver, F. M., R. 4, Mbg. 
-Herman, Wm. T., Winfield. 
-Wetzel, Harry D., Middleburg. 
-Good. H. H., R. 1, Winfield. 
-Herman, Frank, Sunbury. 
-Suffel, H. A., Pt. Trevorton. 
-Herrold, L. P., Pt. Trevorton. 
-Naugle, V. D., Selinsgrove. 
-Swartzlander, F. B., S'grove. 
-Hummel. Chas. H., Kreamer. 
-Bailey, C. J., Freeburg. 
-Haines, D. G., Mt. PL Mills. 
-Ward, W. F., R. 1, Selinsgrove. 
-Bierly, W. S. R. 3 Selinsgrove 



511 — Straub, C. E., Middleburg. 

205 — Bowersox. I. A., Middleburg. 

913 — Gougler, L. F., Selinsgrove. 

342 — Hackenburg, D. W., S'ford. 

860— Newman, W. E., Mt. PL Mills. 

934 — Ludwig, A. W., Selinsgrove. 

460 — Trutt, J. R., Kratzerville. 

427 — Dinius. Palmer E., Winfield. 

666 — Leitzel, J. A.. Shamokin Dam. 

241 — Pontius, A. L., Penns Creek. 
40 — Thomas, A. E., Beavertown. 

572 — Steffen, D. W., Middleburg. 

100 — Wetzel, W. D., Beavertown. 
1076 — Charles, C. A., Pt. Trevorton. 
1138 — Sholl G. C, Pt. Trevorton. 

157 — Kline, Howard W., McClure. 

236— Musser, F. H., R. 2, Mbg. 
1168 — Glass, C. W., Freeburg. 

214 — Berge, G. W., Penns Creek. 

629 — Kessler D. C, Shamokin Dam 

647 — Sassaman, R. R., R. 2 N'rland. 

864 — Rhoads, Sylvester, Richfield. 
29— Moyer, D. F., R. 1, Beavertown 

918 — Good, F. E., Selinsgrove. 

533 — Benfer. John E., Kreamer. 
1159 — Dunkelberger, J. R., Freeburg. 

114 — Knepp, R. J. R. D. 2, McClure. 

151 — Haines, G. P., R. 1, B. Springs. 
1198—? 

61 — Rearick M. O., Beavertown. 

603— Fisher, W. A., R. 2 Winfield. 

618 — Haas, S. E., Shamokin Dam. 

986 — Wise, O. W., Selinsgrove. 

209 — Bowersox, J. W., Penns Creek. 
1110 — Neitz, H. H. Pt. Trevorton. 

777 — Lessman, L. E., Mt. PL Mills. 
33 — Smeltzer, M. W., Troxelville. 
32 — Rumberger, Foster, Beavert'n. 

954 — Portzline, A. B., Selinsgrove. 

1071 — Burkey, E. J., R. 3 Selinsgrove 

63 — Thomas H. F., Beavertown. 

994— Aumiller, C. C. R. 2. McClure. 

758 — Frymoyer, C. M., Oriental. 

362 — Benfer, J. F., Paxtonville. 
1170 — 

816 — Troup, C. S., Meiserville. 

371 — Dreese, J. H.. R. 1, Mbg. 

529 — Blett, Michael, H., Kreamer. 
64 — Troup, H. W., Beavertown. 

382 — Hartman, J. A., Middleburg. 

224 — Jordan, W. E., Middleburg. 

818— Walter C. B., Mt. PL Mills. 

762— Graham, C. E., Mt. PL Mills. 

931 — Kemberling, Miles, Selinsgrove 
1013— Haines, G. B., B. Springs. 
1042 — Rager, H. O, B. Springs. 

440— 
41 — Thomas, Chas., R. 1 Beavert'n. 
48 — Deimer Jas. H., Beavertown. 
38 — TroxelL C. F., R. 1, Beavert'n. 

742— Arbogast, H. D., Mt. PL Mills. 

640— Shaffer, G. A., R. 2 N'berland. 

127 — Wagner, J. C, R. 2 McClure. 
End of Five thousand Names. 



DRAFT JULY 20, 1917 



143 



668 — Tressler, Jno.. N'rthumberland 
88 — Kearns, C. M., Beavertown. 
1074 — Byerly, R. 1, Selinsgrove. 

743_Arbogast, C. S., Mt. PL Mills. 

827 — Apple, Cloyd A., Richfield. 
1038 — McKinley, B. W., R. 2 McClure 

976 — VanBuskirk, C. R., Selinsgrove 

473 — Deitrick, G. V., Middleburg. 

287 — Kerstetter, Roy, Liverpool. 

586 — Beaver, J. R., R. 2 Winfield. 

260 — Walter, M. F„ R. 2 Middleburg 

527 — Aumiller — C. E., Kreamer. 

254 — Walter. Melvin H. R. 2, Mbg. 

446 — Lepley,' Reno A., Winfield. 
89 — Lunger, J. C, Beavertown. 
1197 — Meiser, G. C. Middleburg. 

932 — Kline Daniel A., Selinsgrove. 
1204 — Neitz, W. D., Freeburg. 

863 — Renninger, J. S., Richfield. 

358 — Walter L. A., R. 3, Mbg. 

451 — Mitchel, R. G., New Berlin. 

745 — Botteiger, C. E., Mt. PI. Mills. 

573 — Wagner C. E., Selinsgrove. 
1106 — Kerstetter, Milton, Pt. T'orton 

308 — Strawser, S. F., Liverpool. 

429 — Fisher, A. W., Kratzerville. 
1055 — Ulsh J. A., B. Springs. 
1225 — Wilt," Ben H., Freeburg. 

394 — Kauffman, John E., R. 1, Mbg. 

417 — Brouse, H. C., R. D. Mbg. 

354_Ulrich, C. R., R. 3, Midbg. 

445 — Lepley, F. I., Winfield. 

217 — Fessler, M. E. Penns Creek. 

259 — Walter, Adam* J., R. 1, Mbg. 
1068 — Burkey, H. J., R. 3, Selinsg've. 

322 — Ulsh, Geo. R., Pt. Trevorton. 
1120 — Rhoads, J. J. R. 3, Selinsgrove 

242 — Renninger, W. C., R. 3, Mbg. 

702 — Herman, Ury I., Selinsgrove. 

232 — Moyer, L. A., Middleburg. 

597 — Comfort, H. F., Shamokin Dam 

694— Fuhrman L. A., R. D. Se'g've 

198 — Wagner, E. S., McClure. 

799— Stuck, H. E., Mt. PI. Mills. 

671 — Stuck, Oscar, Shamokin Dam. 

561 — Keeler, Samuel V., Kreamer. 

195 — Weader, C. C, McClure. 
1061 — Zechman R. M., B. Springs. 

145 — Fi rs t, W." B., McClure. 

98 — Spaid, W. P., Beavertown. 
1053 — Wagner, C. M., B. Springs. 
1184 — Kissinger A. J., R. 3 Se'grove, 

801— Smith, W. R., Mt. PI. Mills. 

286 — Kerstetter, W. M., Liverpool. 

990 — Wertz, J. M., Selinsgrove. 
44 — Zechman, Oran, R. 1 B'vert'n 

226 — Jordan, Foster R. 2, Mbg. 
7 — Fetterolf, B. F., R. 1 Beavert'n 

846 — Haas, Harry W., Richfield. 

398 — Reigle, Samuel E. R. 1, Mbg. 
216 — Fessler, Jack U.. P. Creek. 
847 — Hoffman, Foster. Mt. PI. Mills 



302 — Newman, W. H., Pt. Trevorton 

26 — Keister, C. H., R. 1 Beavert'n. 

1123— Shaffer, F. A. R. 2 Pt. Trev't'n 

662 — Miller, Chas. R. 2 Nor'berland 

475— Fryer, Ralph L., Middleburg. 

641— Slear, H. D. R. 2 Nor'berland. 
1104 — Kantz, C. A.*, R. 3 Selinsgrove 

239 — Napp, L. L., Penns Creek. 

852— Lauver, C. O., Richfield. 

942 — Mitchel, J. W., Selinsgrove. 
1145— Wolfe, C. E.. R. 2 Pt. Trev'ton 

975 — Ulrich, J. P., Selinsgrove. 
82 — Foulk, C. F., Beavertown. 

478 — Garman, I. W., Middleburg. 

479— Graybill, G. H., Middleburg. 
55 — Keister, Harry R. Beavertown 

592 — Berge, F. A., R. *2 Winfield. 

461— Ulrich, C. F., Winfield. 

480 — Graybill, Guy E., Middleburg. 
1209 — Reigle, C. S., Middleburg. 
1127 — Stahl, H. R. 3. Selinsgrove. 

674 — Woodling, Forrest, Winfield. 

372 — Derhem, Albert J., Paxtonville 
42 — Walter, N. S., R. 1 Beavertown 

431— Herrold, Amos D., R. 1 W'field 

106— Gill, C. F. R. 1, McClure. 

639— Stahl, E. E., R. 2, Winfield. 

425 — Derk, Marshall, Kratzerville. 

1230— Weller, J. B., R. 4, Middleburg 

21 — Keister, Levi D. Troxelville. 

423 — Boyer, J. H., R. D. Selinsgrove. 
1144— Wise, H. E., R. 1, Pt. Trev'ton. 
1216 — Swartzlander, Leroy, Mbg. 

462— Wagner. L. W., Winfield. 
End of Six Thousand Names. 



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409- 

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483- 



-Napp, Cloyd Elsworth. 
-Flanders, Albert Henry. 
-Woodling, Lawrence Jacob. 
-Renninger, Leon Cloyd. 
-Brouse, Harry Edward. 
-Wagner, Cluney Elsworth. 
-Naugle, Lemuel Melvin. 
-Seesholtz, William Kocher. 
-Bitner, Herbert Dallas. 
-Lawver, Milton O. 
-Troxel, John Luther. 
-Walter, Palmer Elsworth. 
-Shaffer, Curtin Amos. 
-Loss, John Franklin. 
-Heintzelman, Harvey Adam. 
-Gill, Oliver Phares. 
-Wagner, Cloyd Elmer. 
-Kerlin, Levi Clarence. 
-Williamson, Plummer Pearson. 
-Brininger, John Phares. 
-Brosius, Howard Nelson. 
-Snook, James Owen. 
-Hunsinger, Harvey McClellen. 
-Lepley, Ira Milton. 
-Reich, Charles Cruso. 
-Clark, Thomas William. 
-Hine, Charles Kay. 



144 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



881 — Wildt, Clayton Francis. 

346 — Nace, William Henry. 

457 — Stimmel, Ralph Emerson. 
62 — Rearick, Samuel Henry. 

207 — Bingaman, Spyker R. 
67 — Arnold, Millard Scott. 

646 — Shaffer, John Arthur. 

528 — Aumiller, William Frederick. 

912 — Gardner, Carroll Derritt. 
77 — Deiffenbacher. Gordon Leslie. 

699 — Hummel, John Franklin. 

248 — Shambach, Roland Leroy. 

521 — Winey Harrison Graybill. 

695 — Fetter, Raymond Jonas. 

947 — Moyer, Ray Franklin. 

614 — Hummel, Emmerson Jacob. 
H34_Stroh, Chas. E. 

160 — Kline, Ira Clayton. 

283 — Kersitetter, Nelson. 
1027 — Klingler, Curvin Roy. 

817 — Walker, Leo Geo. 
59 — Narehood, Reed Franklin. 

815 — Troup, Chas. Wellington. 
1126 — Sholly, Benjamin H. 

612 — Gilbert, John Samuel. 

869 — Snyder, Irvin. 

764— Hackenberg, Allen Leroy. 

359 — Yerger, Daniel David. 

984 — Wenrich, Roswell Edgar. 

724 — Swope, Peter Kepart. 

938 — Lutz, Clarence Erdley. 

497 — Moyer, Birchard Jesse. 

667 — Long, Harry Albert. 
1037 — Moyer, Arthur Lester. 

463 — Walter, Miles Roy. 
84 — Hassinger, John Alvin. 

531 — Boyer, George Percival. 

468 — Bilger, Clayton. 

859 — Mengle, Fred Hackenberg. 

663 — Mull, William Arthur. 

469 — Boyer, George Harold. 

245 — Spangler, Earl Eugene. 

580 — Aurand, George Atwood. 

351 — Shambach, Cloyd Edgar. 
1200 — Moyer, Ralph Chester. 
94 — Saylor, Charles Theodore. 

148 — Goss, Clarence Steward. 
14 — Herman, James Washington. 

980 — Wagner, Lear Wilson. 

109 — Heeter, Charles Edwin. 

892 — Baney, George Washington. 

782 — Mengle, Herman. 

251 — Sassaman, Elmer Webster. 

180— Stuck, Erie Harden. 

598 — Cooper, Charles Clayton. 

825 — Warner, Boyd Murray. 

960 — Reed, Warren Beaver. 
1171— Glass. Allen. 

658 — Nace, George Peter. 

941 — Moyer, Daniel Jeremiah. 
1131— Schaffer Boyd M. 

631 — Krohn Samuel Henry. 
1040 — Mattern, John Franklin. 



1177 



879- 



Hartman, Foster. 
Woomer, William Dollingetr. 
746 — Bottiger, Lee John. 

Rhoads, George Allen. 
Beaver, William Samuel. 



655- 
583- 
830- 
995- 
914- 
791- 
69- 

1116- 
845- 

1129- 
873- 

1036- 
790- 

1155- 

1210- 
174- 
310- 
414- 
763- 
757- 
307- 
991- 
569- 
553- 

1084- 
625- 
402- 
459- 
161- 

1009- 
189- 
659- 
361- 
709- 
909- 
129- 

1153- 

1222- 
213- 
465- 

1096- 
163- 
665- 

1115- 

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904- 

1202- 

1015- 

1164- 
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250- 
885- 

1147- 
959- 
329- 
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426- 
823- 
246- 



-Bottiger, James Lloyd. 
-Aumiller, Harry Frank. 
-Gunsberger, Samuel. 
-Rauch, Henry Clay. 
-Bower, William Charles. 
-Rice, Geo. W. 
-Graybill, Lee. 
-Snyder, W. Ernest. 
-Sheaffer, Homer Elsworth. 
-Moyer, Homer Palmer. 
-Rauch, Grover Weiser. 
-Boyer, Daniel Oscar. 
-Ramer, Chas. Edward. 
-Pheasant, Zachariah Harrison. 
-Sholley, Samuel Phares. 
-Zimmerman, David. 
-Garman, John Simon. 
-Foltz, Jesse Hurley. 
-Swartz, John Adam. 
-Zellner, Lloyd Isaac. 
-Sampsell, William Elston. 
-Kratzer, Samuel Alfred. 
-Gaugler, George. 
-Herrold, George Cleon. 
-Shambach, Clair McClure. 
-Stahl, William Harrison. 
-Kline, Charles Henry. 
-Getz, Roy Lester. 
-Swineford, Lester Selin. 
-Meiser, Clarence Albert. 
-Attig, Cloyd Elmer. 
-Keefer, Harvey Forrest. 
-Fredericks, Leon Edward. 
-Wagner, Lawrence Reuben. 
-Buffinerton, Chas. Edward. 
-Straub, Grover Cleveland. 
-Berger, Charles Eugene. 
-Wagner, Merrill Norman. 
-Herrold, Chas. L. 
-Lepley, John Henry Alvin. 
-Lutz, Seran Jefferson. 
-Reichenbach, Harry C. 
-Troup, Franklin Monroe. 
-Derrick, Joseph Wellington. 
-Martin, Howard Allen. 
-Herman, Anthonv Charles. 
-Fisher, Robert Talmage. 
-Snyder, John Frank. 
-Sfimpsell, Stanley Quay. 
-Bowersox, Warren Erdley. 
-Yeakley, Frank S. 
-Renner, Paul Earl. 
-Bolig, Reedie Lester. 
-Jarrett, Paul Kepner. 
-Dauberman, Horace William. 
-Troup, Frank Shetterly. 
-Stine, Fred Hartman. 



DRAFT JULY 20, 1917 



14S 



731 — Walter, Roy John. 

682 — Aurand, Charles Franklin. 

768 — Hoffman, Chas. Clayton. 
1215 — Smith, Lee Harvey. 

955 — Poe, Chas. Edward. 

627 — Jarrett, Robert Paul. 
1063 — Aucker, Arch A. 

99 — Wetzel, Merion Aigler. 

365 — Brunner, John Clarence. 

144 — Edmiston, Hurley William. 
1136— Stahl, James. 

551 — Hummel, Homer. 

916 — Grissinger, Murray Wallace. 

756 — Fulkroad, John. 

428— Fry, William Elmer. 
1090 — Herrold, Chester, S. 

821— Teats, Paul Snyder. 

850 — Knouse, Emanuel Aaron. 

523— Walter, Claude Edgar. 
1111 — Reichenbach, Chas. E. 
1220 — Shaffer, Chas. Edward. 

855 — Leitzel, Luther. 

902 — Charles, Robert Earl. 

891 — Blazer, Francis C. 

669 — Tierney, William Henry. 
1030 — Lepley, Edwin Tobias. 

104 — Folk, James Elias. 

540 — Hummel, Oliver Elmer. 
79 — Eisenhauer, Homer Eugene. 

576 — Zechman, William Henry. 
1228 — Woodling, George Homer. 

740 — Arbogast, Chas. Franklin. 
83 — Hartman, John Amos. 

142 — Erb, Cloney Dallas. 

649 — Roush, Clair Albert. 

559 — Krouse, William Edward. 

899 — Coleman, William Henry. 
1149— Bickhart, Chas. E. 

788— Page, Walter. 

793 — Snyder, John Edwin. 

534 — Bolig, Frank. 

119 — Reigle, Willard Wilson. 

630 — Keyser, Ralph Abraham. 

901 — Chere, Benjamin. 
1052— Weader, Chas. F. 

803 — Snyder, Elmer Lee. 

135 — Baker, Ralph Monroe. 

648 — Stetler, Harold George. 

643 — Slear, George Washington. 
1212 — Stroub, Roy Isaac. 
1000 — Coleman, Chas. Palmer. 

946 — Mussleman, Albert Cloyd. 

291 — Leach, George. 
1012 — Goss John Reed. 

812 — Spotts, Fred Roy. 

554 — Kratzer, Elmer Benjamin. 

454 — Oldt, Peter Paul. 
1079 — Foltz, Ralph B. 

962 — Row, Charles Benjamin. 

953 — Phillips, Edward Albert. 
13 — Herman, Reid McKinley. 
20 — Knause, Francis Sylvester. 

835 — Forry, Chas. H. 

467 — Bachman, Jay Renninger. 



319 — Swineford, John Albert. 

999 — Bingaman, Chas. Frederick. 

131 — Albert, Edward Frederick. 
87 — Kern, Henry Andrew. 

915 — Gemberling, Calvin. 

315— Sheaffer, George McClellan. 

476 — Fowler, William Edward. 
1196 — Markley, Norman Samuel. 

313— Sheaffer, Charles. 

270 — Hayes, Howard Emerson. 

928 — Kemmerer, David Sylvester. 

543 — Hummell, Clarence George. 

397 — Mitchell, Robert Simon. 

339 — Heimbach, Frank Edgar. 

348 — Swartzlander, Franklin Cloyd. 

318 — Shellenberger, Harry. 

516 — VanHorn, Lawrence Randolph. 

491 — Long, Samuel Daniel. 

720 — Page, Allen. 

190 — Snyder, John Roman. 

279 — Herrold, Geo. Allen. 

844— Graybill, Floyd Cleveland. 

716 — Musselman, Norman Luther. 
1082— Foltz, Harry H. 
1113 — Reinard, William. 

887 — Bendigo, Elmer Isaiah. 
37 — Swartz, Carl Calvin. 

910 — Fisher, Ray Stewart. 

413 — Walter, Nelson Darvin. 
1033 — Mitchell Palmer Sebastian. 

887—? 

903— Duck, William Hall. 

697 — Good, Arthur Wilmer. 

210 — Bowersox, Homer Boyde. 

381 — Hommel, Oliver Newton. 

594 — Buffington, Lester Clayton. 

494 — Maneval. Charles Josiah. 
95 — Saylor, Melvin Gordon. 

498 — Moyer, Harry Edward. 

545 — Heimbach, Levi Henry. 
92 — Rine, John Barner. 

831 — Bressler, William Harrison. 

306— Rice, Thomas Edward. 

998 — Bingaman, Henry Jacob. 

517 — VonHorn, Earl Blanchard. 

696 — Fry, Chas. Roy. 
50 — Freed, Edwin Ritzman. 

244 — Ritter, Lartie William. 

153 — Hollabaugh, Orman, McKinley. 
1017 — Jenkins, Chas. Elmer. 

231 — Moyer, Haven John. 

969 — Stetler, John Fartler Peter. 
34 — Smith, Ira Clayton. 

761 — Graham, John Levi. 
1190 — Lenig, Edgar Allen. 

787 — Newman, Chas. Jonathan. 

680 — Yeager, James Benjamin. 
81 — Follmer, James William. 

288 — Kerstetter, Harry Milton. 
1186 — Kissinger, Darlington Peter. 

826 — Apple* George Eusene. 

296 — Nicholas, Millard Emerson. 

489 — Kline, Waldo Ralph. 



146 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



1005 — Felker, Erman Berk. 

380 — Hassinger, Harry Boyer. 
1208 — Ritter, Elmer Roy. 

395 — Klo«e, Harry Schoch. 
27 — Lose, Ira. 

547 — Heintzelman, Hartey Palmer. 
1125 — Sechrist, Claude J. 

884 — Aikens, Claude Gitt. 

943 — Mull, Frank Daniel. 

798 — Straub, Jacob Michael. 

132 — Aurand, Henry Zuard. 

589 — Bowes, Leroy Newton. 

834 — Forrey, Francis Edward. 

325 — Weiser, Harvey. 

289 — Leach, Cloyd Arlington. 
1093 — Hoover, Francis O. 

443 — Kline, Barnhard Oscar. 
24 — Krebs, Foster Isaac. 

951 — otto. Theodore Grant. 

779 — Mengle, James Francis. 

558 — Kinney, Elmer. 

389 — Hackenberg, Henry Milton. 
1162 — Eisenhauer, Carl R. 
1047 — Swanger, Chas. Harrison. 

728 — Stuck, Lincoln Solan. 

690 — Erdley, Miles Boyer. 
1133 — Stahl, Robert. 

149 — Goss, Harry Soloman. 

482 — Hummel, Philip Norman. 
97 — Saylor, Hurley Lester. 

219 — Hackenburg, Jacob William. 

693 — Flickinger, Harry Stewart. 

839 — Ferster, Ellis Eugene. 
45 — Aigler, John Wilmer. 

605 — Frymire, Harry Isaac. 

687 — Baley. Cloyd Sylvester. 

18G — Stimely, Harry Franklin. 
1135 — Stroh, James Blain. 

541 — Hollenbach, Arthur Jacob. 

247 — Sampsell, George Hop. 

179 — Stimley, David Frederick. 

684 — Beaver, Martin Frederick. 

997 — Benfer, Chas. Philip. 

922 — Hassinger, Homer Harrison. 

253 — Walter, Ira Adam. 

263 — Dangler, Russell. 

577 — Aurand, James Wilson. 

732 — Witmer, Calvin Arthur. 

661 — Meiser, Riley. 

727— Swope, John Phillip. 

584 — Boust, Charles Merrill. 

496 — Musser, William Clement. 

811 — Shadle, Lee Albert. 
12 — Gearhart, John Jacob. 

897 — Bingaman, William Wilson. 

748 — Brosius. George N. 

108 — Goss, Lewis Hiram. 

178 — Rager, Earl Jacob. 

377 — Gill, James Roswell. 
9 — Fuhrman, Cloyd Irvin. 

347 — Ocker, Homer David. 
70 — Bingaman, Max Harrison. 
16 — Hartman, Samuel Luther. 

952 — Ott, Norman Garard. 



595 — Berge, Ira Frederick. 

789 — Rauch, Chas. William. 

849 — Helwig, Geo. William. 

134 — Bishop, Henry Albert. 

607 — Fisher, Ervin A. 

374 — Felmey, John Edgar. 
1219 — Steffen, Henry Edward. 

925 — Jennings, Chas. Townsend. 

173 — Pick, Daniel Edmund. 

184 — Steininger, Lester William. 

819 — Willow, Edward Jerome. 

166 — Marks, Franklin Lester. 
1039 — Mattern, Marion Frank. 

474 — Erdley, John Adam. 
60 — Ritter, Reed Walker. 

518 — Wetzel, Russel Bingaman. 

759 — Goodling, John Robert. 

208 — Bingaman, Reno Edgar. 

293 — Leach, Thomas. 

771 — Kerstetter, Cloyd S. 

785 — Neitz. Frank. 

404 — Shambach, Cloyd Elsworth. 

137 — Brininger, Samuel. 

369 — Dreese, Charles Oscar. 

575 — Wagner, Milton Elmer. 

277— Hile, William Henry. 

987 — Wallace, William Joe. 

411 — Walter, Ernest Prutzman. 
80 — Engle, Charles Albert. 

266 — Eisenhart Daniel Clayton. 

123 — Snook, Walker Woods. 

249 — Sanders, Jacob Ocker. 

204 — Beachel, Irvin Jacob. 

387 — Hassinger, Charles Isaac. 
1085 — Glase, Harry. 

921 — Hare, William Arthur. 
1182 — Jones, William David. 

138 — Bilger, Arthur Samuel. 
57 — Long, Abner Ray. 

159 — Kratzer, John Ammon. 

419 — Bilger, Harvey Foster. 

197 — Wagner, Clair Andrew. 

338 — Hummel, Harvey Foster. 

165 — Lose, John Edward. 

767 — Heim, Robert Maurice. 
1193 — Long, Dwight Elmer. 

334 — Duck, Charles Franklin. 

386 — Humphrey Charles Edwin. 
1001 — Ewing, Ira Robert. 

252 — Wise, Samuel Ervin. 
78 — Dreese, Palmer Edwin. 

703 — Krouse, Clarence Louis. 
1041 — Pawling, William Robert. 
1229 — Wagner, Cloyd Walter. 

T,44 — Shadel, William. 

6P3 — Brookhart, Nevin Guy. 
1062 — Arnold, Lafayette. 

412 — Walter Roy Jacob Elias. 
1026 — Klinepeter.Frank Russell. 

996 — Benfer, Russel Simon. 

301 — Roush, Robert Peter. 
1056 — Wetzel, George Felker. 

733 — Wenrich, Cloyd Edgatr. 



DRAFT JULY 20, 1917 



14; 



1044 — Spangler Jay Lester. 
587 — Branch, Paul. 
828 — Arbogast, Lee Russell. 

937 — Luck, George Isaac. 

490 — Kratzer, Erney Palmer. 

340 — Hare, George Russell. 

706 — Krouse, George Franklin. 

729 — Soloman, Riley Lester. 

401 — Spigelmyer, Chester Allen. 

719 — Neicewinder, Monroe Edwin 

515— Stetler, William Harry. 
1100— Kerstetter, William H. 

255 — Walter, Henry Ralph. 

568 — Roush, John Wilson. 
22 — Keister, Ira William. 

171 — Pheasant, Oscar Warren. 

234— Moyer, Samuel Cloyd. 
53 — Hackenburg, James Fanten. 

276— Houseworth, Cloyd. 

774 — Kepler Homer. 

439 — Kline John Percival. 

820— Warnets, Kirb Allen. 

225 — Jordan, Cloyd. 

517—? 
1122— Scholl, Roy C. 

85— Kern, James Franklin. 

893 — Bowes, Joseph Everard. 
73 — Cover, Herbert Kinsey. 

610 — Gilbert, George Clarence. 

1 52 — Howell, Ralph Franklin. 

520 — Walter, Oscar Hayes. 

967 — Schoch, Manore Schnure. 
28 — Mitchell, Fern Harden. 

688 — Coleman, Charles Calvin. 

472 — Crouse, Harrj^ Smith. 

484 — Hornbf.rger, Al H Homer. 

722 — Rowe. Harry Washington. 

314 — Strawser, Arthur Abraham. 

1 62 — Krick, James Harvey. 
1006 — Fetterolf, Ira Joseph. 

181 — Soles, John George. 

632 — Klingler, John Franklin. 

599 — Clark, John Ellsworth. 

711 — Long, William Arthur. 

243 — Rigle, John Ammon. 
1206 — Pawling, Clarence R. 

686 — Benfer, Elmer Franklin. 

170— Oldt. John Cloyd. 

367 — Boyer, Clay Graham. 

651 — Reigle, Norman Edgar. 

324 — Weiser, Charles. 

502 — Renninger, Frank Harrison. 

723— Stetler, William Clarence. 

888 — Bower, Oliver Fisher. 

101 — Wetzel, Jacob Franklin. 

116 — Romig. Charles Harrison. 

795 — Shaffer, Thomas Aaron. 

535 — Deitrich, Ray Yoder. 

1 93 — Wagner, Erie Roosevelt. 

333 — Dressier. Leo. Albert. 

853 — Losch, Cloyd Samuel. 

794— Stahl, Chas. Milton. 
1165 — Fensterbush, Raymond Chas. 



235- 
971- 
330- 

147 — 
39— 



Musser, Floyd Levi. 
Swineford, Chas. Selin. 
Bachman, George Israel. 
Gramley, Bruce Israel. 
Troxell, Miller Edwin. 
653 — Reichley, Bruce George. 
273 — Heintzelman, Robert Franklin. 
670 — Shrawder, Oliver Asper. 
510 — Snyder, Guy Ambrose. 
917 — Gemberling, Benj. Harrison. 

35 — Sassaman, Isaac Foster. 
765 — Hoffman, Herman Nelson. 

47 — Beachel, Clarence Milford. 
936 — Ludwig, William Edward. 
HI — Hughes, Edward James. 
364 — Bickhart, George Alfred. 
125 — Weader, James Herby Adam. 
522— Walter Ralph Clayton. 
466 — Wetzel. Miles Sanders. 

74 — Camp, John Adam. 
626 — Johns, Paul Jacob. 
591 — Brouse, George Steward. 
503 — Renninger, George Henry. 
295 — Moyer, Geo. Washington. 
865 — Rhoads, Clarence Willow. 
177 — Romig, John Wilson. 

I 67 — Narehood, Cloyd Josiah. 
201 — Wagner, William. 

141 — Benfer, Lester Abraham. 

754 — Dreese, Jacob Jonas. 

908 — Follmer, Howard William. 

842 — Goodling, Albert L. 
1019 — Kahley, Harry Edward. 
1140 — Joel A. Tharp. 

708 — Kratzer, Irvin Luther. 

992 — Aumiller, Chas. Edwin. 

495 — Muster, Clarence Walter. 
68 — Beaver, Roy Edward. 

654 — Reich, Clarence Alfred. 

366 — Brunner, Carl. 

537 — Dunkelberger, Samuel Leavin. 
66 — Zechman, John Reedie. 

71 8— Mussleman, Domer Henry. 

752 — Chubb, Chas. Adam. 

227 — -Kuhns, Harry George. 

290 — Leach, Frank Alvin. 

399 — Rohland, Ralph Walter. 

281 — Hile, Edward. 

448 — Maurer, John Edward. 

673 — Woodling. William Franklin. 

464 — Wetzel, Harry Alvin. 

730 — Soloman, Murry. 
1128— Scholl, Walter J. 
1089— Herrold Clarence W. 

I I — Hawk, Edward William. 
512 — Smith, Frank Frederick. 
894 — Bolig, Chas. Nelson. 
370 — Dersham, Paul Leroy. 

1124 — Stauffer, James. 
898 — Clark, Russell Sage. 
143 — Erb. Alcey Glenn. 
120 — Romig, William Chester. 
434 — Herman, Palmer Harvey. 



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256 — Walter, Harry Price. 

621 — Herman, Simon Frederick. 

660 — Mull, Calvin Elias. 
1060 — Young, Roy Chas. 
1203 — Moyej, Chas. Newton. 

485 — Heim, Jay Harrison. 

2 — Bingaman, William Franklin. 

264 — Dressier, Peter. 
1088 — Gougler,' Francis D. 

215 — Berger, Urie Lester. 

500 — Predix, Martin Luther. 

385 — Hartman, Henry Charles. 
1130 — Scholl, Francis M. 

3 — Bowersox, Frank Jacob. 
1157 — Cogley, William Henry. 

710 — Kuster, Jacob Henry. 

678 — Young, Russell Howard. 

118 — Romig, James Franklin. 

701 — Hoover, Henry Nelson. 

508— -Roush. Ralph Andrew. 

505 — Roush, George Henry. 

737 — Witmer, Ralph. 

220 — Hummel, Elias Henry. 

813 — Shaffer, Foster Edgar. 



304 — Rine, Samuel Musser. 
1169 — Gemberlii.g, Burd Springman 
876 — Swartz, Ammon William. 
384 — Haines, Merril Edward. 
188 — Snook, James Harrison. 
956 — Rothfuss, Herman Levi. 
471 — Cohen, Irving Ralph. 
689 — Erdley, Victor Calvin. 
698 — Hoover, John Sherman. 
261 — Walter, Chas. Elswort. 
907 — Fisher, Samuel Earl. 
172 — Parson, Meade Charles. 
200— Will, John Howard. 
376 — Gift, Clark Thomas. 
192 — Elder, Spurgeon Wagner. 
233 — Markel, John Allen. 
977 — Van Devender, Paul Homer. 
796 — Snyder, Calvin. 
578 — Aurand Omer Roscoe. 
203 — Broucher, Charles Franklin. 
611 — Greiner, Isaac Benfer. 
403 — Spigelmyer, Reed Edward. 
196 — Warner, Sydney Leroy. 




BROOKSIDE FARM, NEAR MILLMONT, UNION COUNTY, PA. 
Owned By Geo. W. Wagenseller, Middleburg, Pa. 
Site where John Weierback's cabin was burnt by the Indians and 
his two daughters captured and spirited away in 1781, as told in the story 
page 137. 



DECEASED SOLDIERS 



149 



SOLDIERS BU RIED IN SNY DER COUNTY 

LIST AS REVISED UP TO MAY 30, 1917 BY VARIOUS PERSONS IN THE 
VICINITY OF THE BURYING GROUNDS. 



(Note. — We do not claim that this list is complete, as many reporters fail- 
ed to send in the names. The reader will find a list of Revolutionary War Sol- 
diers on Pages 15 to 30. — Geo. W. Wagenseller, Editor.) 



St. John's Cemetery, Chapman. 

Arnold, John C, Corp. Co. I. 49th Regt. 
Pa. Infantry. Was killed at Battle 
of Sailors Creek, Va., Apr. 6, 1S65. 
Buried in Pouplar Grove Nat. Ceme- 
tery, near Petersburg, Va. 

Arnold, M. P., Co. A. 172 Regt. died 
1903, aged 78 years. 

Bender, Solomon, Co. B. 6th Pa. Res. 
and 6th U. S. Cav. died Dec. 27 
1864, aged 36 years. 

Dunipher, Charles, Co. A. 172 Ohio Vol. 
died 1903, aged 63 years. 

Fox, Christopher, 9th Cav. Co. P. 46th 
Inf. Co. B. 7th Vet. Res. died 1901, 
aged 73 years. 

Frantz, Uriah, Co. I. 177th Regt., died 
1911, aged 76 years. 

Herrold J. G., Co. A. 172 Regt. died 
June 12, 1902, aged 61 years. 

Herrold, M. R., Co. A. 208 Regt., died 
1905, aged 65 years. 

Herrold, Philip, Lieut, in Mexican War, 
died Mar. 16, 1855 aged 65 years. 

Keller, John J., Co. A. 172 Regt., died 
1911, aged 76 years. 

Kerlin, Peter, Co. G. 208 Vol. P. V. I. 
died June 11, 1876, aged 43 years. 

Reichenbach, Amos, Co. A. 172, P. M. 
died Aug. 26, 1894, aged 70 years. 

Rinehard, Harry M.. Co. F. 184th Regt., 
died July 12, 1900. 

Roush, Nathan, Co. D. 208th Regt., died 
1903, aged 78 years. 

Shaffer. Michael, Co. A. 116 Regt. and 
Co. F., 14th Regt. died 1900 aged 
64 years. 

Snoke, John W., Co. K, 83rd Regt., died 
1902, aged 60 years. 

Stahl, Peter, Co. A. 172 Regt. and Co. 

D., 208 Regt., died 1909, aged 86 

years. 
Stroh, H. J., Co. D. 208th Regt., died 

1895 aged 65 years. 



Williams, General E. C. Mexican War 
and 9th Pa. Cavalry, Civil War, died 
1900, aged 80 years. 



Wltmer's United Evangelical Cemetery. 

Campbell, George, Co. A. 208th Regt., 
aged 76 years. 

Houser, J. N., died May 21, 1914. 

Shaffer, J. C, Co. A. 208th Regt., Died 
Sept. 1, 1911. 

Witmer, J. E., died 1910. 

Wolf, Elias, Co. E. 9th Cav.. died 1910. 



Hall's Church Cemetery. 

Heckard, James P. 

Hei'felfinger, William, Co. K. 83rd Regt., 
died April 27, 1887. 

Nichols, T. J., died 1909. 

Wallace, William, Co. H. 147, died Mar. 

18, 1888. 
Weiser, D. R. P., Co. E. First Pa. Cav. 

and Co. K. 83rd Regt. Inf., died 

Jan. 31, 1893. 



Keiser's Church Cemetery. 
Auman, John, 55th Regt. died 1879. 
Wrdley, Elias, 

Miller, Frederick, War of 1812. 
veitz, Philip, War of 1812. 
Kiegel, John, Co. B. 6th Pa. Res. died 

1867. 
Stahl, Joel, G., died Mar. 19th, 1912. Co. 

I. 49th, Regt, P. I. 
Thursby, Thomas, War of 1812. 
Valborn, Jacob, War of 1812. 



Paradise Church. 
Arnold, S. B., Died Dec. 18, 1911. 
Helt, David, died 1906. 
Neitz, P. C, Co. I. 49th Regt. 
Price, David, Co. G. 16th Cav. 
Shaffer, Henry K., Co. L 53rd Regt. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



Wltmer's Evangelical Cemetery. 

Bogar, Jerry, Quartermaster, 18th Em- 
ergency. 
Heintzelman, Lieut. Col. M. T., Lt. Col. 

208th Regt. and Major of 172nd 

Regt. 
Krebs, Uriah, 9th Pa. Cav., died Sept. 

29, 1868. 
Michael, William, Co. C. 21st Cav. 
Neitz, Daniel. 
Neitz, George, Co. D. 18th Emergency, 

died 1868. 
Relf, Franklin, Co. B. 6th Reserves. 
Shaffer, J. George, Co. C. 21st Pa. Cav. 

died Nov. 15, 1865, aged 16 years. 
Sholly, Michael, Co. A., 172 P. M. died 

April 25, 1873. 
Snyder, Thomas C, Co. D. 208th Regt., 

died Oct. 5, 1893. 
Snyder, William C, Co. D., 208th Regt., 

died April 30, 1868. 
Stahl, William. 
Strawser, Geo. W., Co. F., 184 Regt. 

Zlon's Church Cemetery. 
Charles, Frank F., Co. C. 21st Pa. Cav. 

died May 27, 1865, aged 19 years. 
Charles, Israel F., Co. A. 208th Regt. 

died July 12, 1901, aged 80 years. 
Houtz, Jacob C, Co. A. 208th Regt., 

died Mar. 8, 1895. 
Kelly, Hiram, Co. A., 172nd Regt, died 

Feb. 27, 1901. 
Mullner, Ludwig, Co. I. 51st, died Feb. 

19th, 1896. 
Neitz, Emanuel, Co. B. 6th Res., died 

Mar. 29, 1880. 
Stroup, Jeremiah, Co. D. 208th Regt., 

died June 3, 1890. 

Grubb's Church. 
Arnold, Peter, Co. A. 172, died Sept. 5, 

1863. 
Brltton, Joseph, (Record from War 

Dept. ) 
"Private in Cap. Caleb North's Co. in 
Col. Wayne's Regt. raised in the state 
of Pennsylvania, (afte wards known 
as 5th Pa. Regt.) On Co. muster roll 
of Jan. 5 to Nov. 26. 1776. Roll dated 
Camp at Ticonderotva. Nov. 26, 1776. 
Enlisted Feb. 1, 171 o. 

"Second — 2nd lieutenant on pay roll 
of Capt. Joseph Snrth's Co. of Col. 
Nathaniel Gist's Regt. of Foot, com- 
manded by Col. Moidecai Gist, for 
month of Jan. 1778. Commencement of 
pay Jan. Pay per month ?27. Time 
of service one month. Amount of pay 
10 pounds 2 shillings and 6 pence." 

Born March 7, 1755, died Sept. 26, 18,50 
aged 75 years, 6 months and 19 days. 
He owned the farm lately occupied by 
Thomas Page. 

Cornwall, Thomas A., Co. A. 172nd Rest. 
Derr, Christian, Co. I. 172nd Regt., died 

Aug. 3, 1863. 
Elsenhart, Gabriel. 
Fisher, John, Co. A. 172, died April 9, 

1863. 
Gaugler, Jacob, Co. I., 172nd. 
Lonsacre, Peter, War of 1812, born 

March 27, 1789, died Dec. 31, 1843, 

aged 54 years. 
Reichenbach, Jacob, unmarked. 
Richter, Christian, said to have been a 

Revolutionary War Soldier. 
Scholl, Henry K., Co. A. 172. 
Shaffer, . Jacob S., Co. K., 2nd Heavy 

Artillery, died 1911, aged 65 years. 



Shemorry, John, War of 1812, carpen- 
ter who built Grubb's Church, died 
1886, aged 95 years. This man's 
father was the first grown person 
buried in Grubb's cemetery and is 
reputed to have been a soldier in 
the Revolutionary War. 

Snyder, Henry B., Co. F. 172nd, diec 
Jan. 5, 1890. 

Strawser, Samuel H., Co. A. 172, died 
Aug. 1, 1886. 

Troup, Benjamin, 2nd Heavy Artillery. 
Mexican War. 

Troup, Frederick, Private of Capt. Jos. 
L. Indell's Co. L., Second Regt. of 
Artillery, Pa. "Vet. He enlisted Feb. 
27, 1864 to serve 3 years. Was dis- 
charged Jan. 29, 1866. He died Apr. 
25, 1884. 

Troup, John, Mexican War, born Jan. 
12, 1778, died Sept. 6, 1848, aged 
70 years, 7 months and 24 days. 
It is said there are seven soldiers 

»f the War of 1812 in this cemetery, 

hence they are not all reported. 



ARBOGAST'S CHURCH 
Bargo, Fred, died Feb. 6, 1868. 

Neitz, Levi, Co. I. 53 Regt. P. V. I., died 
Mar. 7, 1909, aged 72 yr. 2 mo. and 
20 days. 

Goodling, Absalom, Co. F. 21st Regt. P. 
V. I., died May 12, 1863, aged 19 
yrs. 3 months and 4 days. 
Several unknown soldiers buried here. 



Stauffer's Church. 
Stauffer, died Feb. 13, 1869. 



Portzllne's church. 
Portzllne, Silas, Co. B. 7th Pa. Re- 
serves, died Nov. 9, 1863, aged 27 yrs. 
3 months. 



St. Thomas. 

Wallace, Wm. 

Hilbert, John, Co. J. 7th Regt. Pa., died 

Jan. 19, 1911, aged 67 yrs. 10 months 

and 1 day. 
Hilbert, Jonathan, died Nov. 3, 1900, aged 

67 yrs. 11 months and 2 days. 
Walls, Wm., Co. H. 1 Regt. Died Oct. 10, 

1902, aged 60 yrs. 
Walter, John, Co. K. 90th Regt. and Co. 

K. 11 Regt. Pa. Died Dec. 30, 1914, 

aged 84 yrs. 



St. Paul Cemetery. 

Brown, Daniel. 

Shetteiiy, Isaac, Co. A. 172nd Regt. 



Old Lutheran Cemetery, Sellnsgrove. 
Adams, George, War of 1812. 
Hagerty, John, Civil War. 
Hosterman, Col. Peter, Revolutionary 
War. 

We have no record of his services, 
except that he was a private of Capt. 
Benj. Weiser's Co. at Philadelphia, 

January 30, 1777. He was a heavy land 
owner in Penns township, Northumber- 
land county. He received from the 
state the following warrants for land: 
(1) Lot No. 281, Sunbury, August 12, 
1774; (2) In partnership with L. Huls- 



DECEASED SOLDIERS 



151 



worth, 600 acres in Penn township, Sept. 
4, 1786; (3) In partnership with Joseph 
Debler, 300 acres in Penn township, 
June 4, 1792; (4) 100 acres in Penn 
Twp., December 31, 1792; (5) 150 acre 
tract and 40 acre tract in Penn Twp., 
February 4, 1794. In 1780 he was as- 
sessed in Penn Twp. with 400 acres; in 
1781, 450 acres; in 1783-4-5, 500 acres; 
in 1787, 612 acres. 

Col. Peter Hosterman. Meginnes' Otzin- 
achson (1889) says that Michael 
Campbell of Capt. Repnolds Co., Col. 
Peter Hosterman' s 3rd bat. was kill- 
ed by Indians, June 10, 1778. 

Hughes, Charles, Civil War. 

Hummel, Jacob, War of 1812. 

Jarrett, Henry, Civil War. 

Keely, Henry, War of 1812. 

Schroyer, Lewis C, Co. G. 147, died Jan. 
17, 1863. 

Snyder, Simon, Governor of Penna. 1809- 
17. War Governor of War of 1812. 

Stitzer, William, Co. I. 49th Inf. 

Ulrich, Benjamin, War of 1812. 

Ulrich, John George, was a member of 
Capt. Clarke's Company, Revolution- 
ary War. He was born Feb. 3, 
1753; died April 17, 1824, aged 72 
years. 

Weiser, Captain Conrad, Revolutionary 
War, born Aug. 30, 1749. and died 
1803. 



New Lutheran Cemetery, Selinsgrove. 

Alleman, Horace, Esq., 18th Pa. Militia. 

Albert, Peter S., 208th Regt. P. V. I. 
Band. 

App, John, War of 1812, born Sept. 22, 
1793; died May 3, 1876. aged S 
years. 

Crissinger, Nathan, 172 Drafted Militia, 
died Jan. 25, 1863. 

Davis, Captain C. S., Co. G. 147 P. V. 
I., fell while gallantly leading his 
command in charge at the battle of 
Ringgold, Ga., Nov. 28, 1863. 

Forgy, Casper D., Co. E. 11th Regt. Cav 

Gaugler, William, War of 1812, born 
May 6, 1793. died Dec. 11, 1870, aged 
77 years. 

'Sushman, George. 

Haffley, Uriah P., Co. G. 147, P. V. I., 
died June 5, 1893, aged 52 years. 

Hall. Rev. O. L., Co. G. 147 P. 
V. I., died Nov. 30, 1862, aged 33 
years, 
laipt, Edward J., Co. D, 208th Regt., 

Flet trick, Daniel, Civil War. 

Hower, Chas.. Quartermaster, 172 Regt. 

Lloyd. James, Co. G. 117 Regt. 

Long, Joseph, Civil War. 

Miller. Charles B.. Co. D.. 208th Recrt. 

Mover. Jeremiah, Co. G. 147th P. V. I. 

Miller. Philip. 

Mussleman, Jacob. Co. H. 147th Regt. 

Rarick, John B., Co. B. 6th Pa. Re- 
serves, di^d Mar. 1, 1889. 

Riegel, J. J. Co. G. 147, died Jan. 15, 
1873. 

Rohhack, Major Elias P.. 74th P. V. I. 

Sears, William, Civil War. 

Seesholtz, David R., Civil War. 

Seesholtz, Samuel H, Co. B., 6th Res. 

Selin, Captain Anthony G., Revolution- 
ary War. Founder of Selinsgrove. 
He commanded the second Company 

in the Baron De Ottendorff's Corps. 

which was recruited in the Spring of 

1777, and continued in service until 1780, 

being ultimately merged into Armand's 



Legion. He was commissioned by Con- 
gress Dec. 10, 1776. His children were 
Anthony, Charles and Agnes. His wife 
was a sister of Governor Snyder, and 
Selin purchased the ground on which 
the town now is, at the death of his 
brother-in-law, John Snyder. Finding 
Snyder's plot would not fit, he resur- 
veyed the ground, laid it out anew, and 
named it. His son, Anthony Charles, 
was a Major in the War of 1812. The 
widow of the latter, Mrs. Catharine 
Selin, died at the residence of her son- 
in-law, Robert Swineford, in Selinsgrove, 
Nov. 3, 1868, aged 82, the last of the 
family name in the United States. 
Schroyer, Michael S., Sergt. Co. G. 147 

P. . I. 
Showalter, Samuel, Co. D. 78th Regt. 
Snyder, Major Henry W., paymaster U. 

S. Army, born Julv 20, 1797, died 

April 18, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, 

Kans. 
Pnyder, Captain John, War of 1812, born 

Jan 29, 1793; died Aug. 16, 1850. 
Starks, Robert T.. 45th P. V. I. 
Ulrich, John, War of 1812. 
Von Neida, Geo. W., Corp. Co. G., 147 

P. V. I. 



Reformed Cemetery, Selinsgrove. 
Burlew, John, Civil War. 

Gemberling, Paul, Co. D. 208th Regt., 
died April 25, 1883, aged 64 years. 

Gemberling, William, H, Lieut. Co. D. 
208th Regt., died Dec. 4, 1893, aged 
62 years. 

Hehn, Capt. John, War of 1812, born 
June 4, 1791; died March 9, 1876. 

Hehn, Michael, Civil War, died Sept. 
17 1889 

Keller, George F, Co. D. 208th Regt. 

Long, Calvin. Co. G. 147 P. V. I. 

Long, John F, Co. D. 74th Regt. 

Long, Samuel, Co. F. 172 Regt., died 
Nov. 4, 1890. 

Moyer, Chas. C, Co. D., 5th Pa. Re- 
serves. # 

Smith, Hiram, 172nd Drafted Militia. 



Baker Cemetery Selinsgrove. 
Bolig, Henry, Co. D. 208th Regt. 
Fisher, Moses, Militia. '62. 
Georkev, Dr. Edward, surgeon, born 

April 26, 1816: died, June 16, 1887. 
Gregory, Solomon, Teamster, Civil War. 
Kreamer, Daniel W., Co. G. 147th Regt., 

died Mar. 6, 1897, aged 76 years. 
Schroyer, Lieut. William H., Co. G. 147, 

died at Aqua Creek Landing, May 

17, 1863. 
Ulrich, Lot, Co. G. 147 P. V. I., died 

Feb. 11, 1880. 
Wenrich, John, Co. D. 208th Regt., died 

Dec. 29. 1880 



Wagenseiier's Union Cemetery, Selins- 

qrovis. 
Benner, Henry, Co. D., 110th P. V. I. 
Baker. Henry W., Co. G. 147th Regt. 
Baker, Lorenzo D., 18th Pa. Militia. 
Bobb, Lewis, Co. F. 131st Regt. 
Bolig, B. Frank, Co. D. 208th Regt. 
Bower, Harris H., 
Ruvns. Jacob. Co. A. 172nd Regt. 
Burns, Lot., Co. D, 76th P. V. I. 
Bvers, Capt. William, Co. I. 49th P. V. 

I. 
Bvers, George, Surgeon. 
Charles, Henry F., Co. F., 131st P, V. 

I. 



152 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



Christ, William, Co. D., 20Sth Regt. P. 

V. I. 
Cooper, John L., Co. C. 131 Penna. Vol. 

Died June 14, 1915. 
Day, Rev. Dr. David A., Civil War, 
born Feb. 8, 1851. and died in Af- 
rica while serving as a Missionary. 
Rev Day went into the service as a 
Hostler at the age of 10 years, lat- 
er becoming a private soldier. 
Elliott, Daniel, Civil War. 
Fink, Porter, 84th P. V. I. 
Fry, Benjamin D., Co. D., 5th Pa. Re- 
serves. 
Glover, Joseph S., Co. F., 131st Regt., 

died Feb. 5, 1887. 
Hains, Casper. Co. D., 208th Regt. 
Jarrett, Percival, H., Co. D. 84th P. V. 

I. 
Jones, E. B., Civil War. 
Kantz, J. Peter, Co. D., 208th Regt. 
Keiser, Percival, 208th, P. V. I. 
Keller, David, Civil War. 
Keller, Frank W., 1st Lieut. Co. D., 3rd 
Div. 9th A. C. 208th Regt., died 
March 26, 1865, aged 36 years. 
Keller, Jacob, Co. I. 49th Regt., died 

Aug. 5, 1886. 
Kinney, Wilson, Co. D., 78th Regiment. 
Laudenslager, D. W., Civil War. 
Lochman, William, (Colored) Co. G. 5oth 

Reg. Mass. Infantry. 
Lumbard, J. A., Co. G. 147 Regt. 
McBay, John W., Co. F. 131st, died Nov. 

18, 1862, aged 29 years. 
Millhoff, William, Co. H., 49th Regt. 
Noll, William, 49th, P. V. I. 
Miller, Henry J., Co. F., 131st Regt., 

died Sept. 29, 1862, aged 20 years. 
Parks, Calvin E., Co. G., 147th Regt.. 

died Nov. 26, 1884, aged 40 years. 
Peck, Simon B., Co. D., 78th Regt. 
Pine, H. H., 133 Regt. Missouri Vols. 
Potter A. W., Corporal, F., 46th Militia. 
Rohrbach H. A., Co. E. 208th Regt. 
Rohrabach, Harris, 208th Regt. Band, P. 

V. I. 
Romig, Isaac D., Co. F. 172nd Regt.. 
killed in a railroad collision at 
Kreamer, Pa., Jan. 25, 1895. 
Row, Edward, 18th Penna. Militia. 
Schaffer, Michael, Co. G., 147 P. V. I. 
Schoch, Henry, Civil War, died Nov. 2. 

1 898 
Schoch. John. Pa. Militia. 
Seesholtz, Samuel W., Co. D„ 208th. 
Smith, Benjamin J., 74th Regt. 
Spahr, John, Co. F., 131st Rest. 
Springer, Joseph, Co. F. 172nd. 
Stauffer, Daniel, Co. D. 208th Regt. 
Seebold, Calvin, Co. C, 21st Pennsylva- 
nia Cav., enlisted for three years 
and upon the expiration of his 

term of service, again re-enlisted 
till the war was over. Died June 
17, 1912. 
Stroh, Andrew J., Civil War. 
Van Buskirk, Dr. B. F., Co. D., 18th 

P. M. 
Wagenseller, John, Civil War, born July 

16, 1845; died in Bloomsburg, Pa. 
Wagenseller, William Jeremiah, born 
March 23, 1839, enlisted Oct. 28. 
1862 as Corporal, Co. F., 172nd Regt. 
P. D. M. First enlistment expired 
and he was discharged Jan 28, 1863. 
Re-enlisted in Co. D., 208th Rest. 
P. V. I., Sept. 5, 1864. Was com- 
missioned Sergeant Oct. 5, 1864 at 
Bermuda Hundred, and mustered out 
June 1, 1865 at close of war. Died 
Aug. 3, 1895, aged 56 years. 



Wagenseller, Dr. B. F., Surgeon, 139th, 
158 and 201st Regts, P. V. I. born 
Feb. 17, 1838, died Dec. 20, 1913, ag 
ed 76 years. 

Wagner, Jacob S., Co. E., 208th Regt., 
died April 20, 1889, aged 53 years. 

Walborn, John, Co. I. 49th P. I. 

Walker, G. C, Civil War. 

Walter, Jacob F.. 172nd Regt. 

Row's Cht+#ch Cemetery, Salem, Pa. 

Aurand, Co. D., 20th Regt. P. V., died 
Feb. 19, 1869. 

Brouse, Daniel, Co. F., 172nd Regt., died 
Jan. 9, 1884. 

Erdley, Francis, Co. F., 131st Regt. 

* Erdley, Joel, Co. F., 184th Regt. 

Gardner, John, Co. F., 131st Regt. Kill- 
ed at Fredericksburg, Va. 

*Gemberling, Eli, Co. F., 184th Regt. 

Jarrett, Jacob, War of 1812, born Oct. 
10, 1791; died Feb. 13, 1873. 

Jarrett, James, Civil War. 

Jarrett, Franklin. Co. D, 52nd. Regt. Pa. 
Vols. 3 years, 5 months some days, 
Prisoner of war, Andersonville, 
Ga. Suffered untold hardships. Died 
Mar. 1917. 

Jarrett, William, Co. B. 5th Reserves. 

Laudenslager, Henry, Corp. Co. D. 208 
Regt. 

Millhoff, John, Co. G. 147th Regt. 

Miller, Daniel S., Co. H. 51st P. V. I. 

Miller, William, Civil War. 

Miller, Hon. Charles. Co. D, 18th Regt. 
Pa. Vol. Mil. Regt. at front during 
battle of Antietam. 

Miller, William K, Co. D. 152nd Regt., 
Heavy Artillery. 

Mull, John, Co. G, 147th P. V. I. 

Mull. William, Civil War. ' 

Mussleman, John, Killed at Fair Oak. 

Pawling, J. J., Co. F., 172 Pa. Militia, 
died June 10, 1863. 

Row, Harrison, Civil War. 

Row, Samuel P. Capt. Mitchell's Com- 
mand, 208 Regt. Co. 

Reed, Henry, (Think he's buried here; 
belongs here) Co. F. 184 Regt. 

Row, Martin, Co. F., 131st Regt., Killed 
at Fredericksburg. 

Sipe, Henry, Co. F, 131st Regt. Killed 
at Frederick, Md., and sent home 
to Selinsgrove, Pa. 

Smith, Jacob K., Co. D., 74th Regt., 
died Mar. 20, 1887, aged 49 years. 
Regt. 

Wagner J. F. Co. F., 131st Regt. kill- 
ed at Stafford Hill Va. 

Winkleman, Jacob Co. F. 131st. 

Witmer, Peter, Born 1737, in Germany, 
In 1766 located one mile above Port 
Trevorton. His son, Peter born 1760. 
Both father and son in Northumber- 
land Co. Mil. Rev. War. Peter Wit- 
mer died 1793. 

Woodling, Elias, Civil War, died Feb. 
15, 1865. 
*Note. In the list of unreturned sol- 
diers, W. J. Klose reports that Joel 

Erdley and Eli Gemberling never re- 
turned from the seat of war. 



Freeburg Cemeteries. 
Arbogast William Civil War. 
Bassler, Jacob, War of 1812. 
Birch, William, Civil War, died Dec. 
1, 1883, aged 54 years. 



DECEASED SOLDIERS 



153 



Boyer, Christian, Revolutionary War. 

Boyer, Francis A., Civil War. 

Dauberman, John M., Civil War. 

Dill, Major Wm. H., Enlisted as O. S. Co. 
D., 131st Regt. N. Y. Vols, and was 
promoted to Capt. Co. I. 118th Regt. 
Colored Troops, through the war 
and was mustered out as Major. 
Died May 1, 1886, aged 44 years, 
while serving as County Superin- 
tendent. 

Dubbs, John, Civil War. 

Duck, Jacob Civil War. 

Duke, George, War of 1812, died Sept. 

22, 1879, aged 53 years, 4 months 
and 14 days. 

Erlenmeyer, Gustavus, Civil War. 18th 

Pa. M. 
Goy, Harry, Civil War. 
Goodling, J. Wesley, Regular Army. 
Gundrum, John J., Civil War. 
Hains, Christopher, Civil War. 

Hendricks, Frederick, Co. D., 76th Regt. 
Hilbish, Calvin, Civil War. 
Holtzapple, Geo. W., died Apr. 22, 1917. 
Hilbish, Henry, War of 181a, born May 

23, H90, died Sept. 21, 1858, aged 
68 years, 3 months and 28 days. 

Hollenbush, Dr. Calvin, Assistant Sur- 
geon, U. S. Army, 1861, born Aug. 

24, 1830, died Aug. 6, 1861, aged 30 
years, 11 months and 13 days. 

Huff, Samuel P., Civil War, born July 
24, 1839, died Feb. 12, 1893, aged 53 
years, 6 months and 19 days. 

Keck, Francis, Civil War. 

Keeler, John, War of 1812, born May 5, 
1794, died March 12, 1837, aged 42 
years, 10 months and 8 days. 

Keeler, Levinus, Civil War. 

Keeler, Nathaniel, Co. B. 6th Reserves, 
son of Jonas and Eliza, died April 
14, 1867, aged 30 years, one month 
and 25 days. He served 3 years and 
3 months in U. S. Army, Co. B., 
6th Pa. Reserves, V. C. engaged in 
48 battles; died of diseases contract- 
ed in army. 

Knight, James W., 18th Pa. M. born 
Aug. 1, 1839, died May 8, 1875, aged 
35 years, 9 months and 1 day. 

Kuhn, Capt. George, Co. I. 172 P. M. 

Kratzer, Peter, Civil War. 

Maines, Abner, Civil War. 

Maurer, Henry, War of 1812, born Aug. 

13, 1778, died Aug. 18, 1872, aged 94 
years and 5 days. 

Miller, Sam. R., died April 15, 1916. Co. 
I. 49th Pa. Volunteer Infantry. 

Miller, Charles, Sergeant Co. B., 6th 
Pa. Reserves, born May 15, 1827, 
died Oct. 30, 1899, aged 72 years, 5 
months and 15 days. 

Millhoff, Peter, Civil War, born .lulv 2, 
1831, died Aug. 24, 1861, aged 30 
years, 1 month and 22 days. 

Rie^el. H Frank, Civil War. 

Riegle, Peter S., Civil War. 

Roush, Henry C, Civil War. 

Roush, William, Civil War. 

Schaffer, Joel, Civil War. 

Schnee, Joseph, Civil War. 

Sprenkle, Chas., Civil War. 

Stetler. Amos, Civil War. 

Straub, George B., Co. I. 172nd Regt. 

Weller, Isaac, War of 1812, died Nov. 

14, 1868, aged 76 years and P 
months. 

Wert. Michael, Civil War. 

Woodling, George, Revolutionary War. 

Woodling, Henry, War of 1812. 



Shreiner and Shamokin Dam Cemeteries. 

Bailey, John H., Co. I. 49th Regt. 
Bordner, Dr. H. H, Civil War. 
Costley, Benjamin, Mexican War. 
Costley, Benjamin, (Colored,) Co. D. 

32nd Col. Troops. 
Costley, William, Mexican War. 
Deobler, George, Mexican War. 
Duttry, Conrad, Civil War. 
Frymire, Isaac, Co. C, 184th Regt. 
Gross, Peter, Civil War, born Dec. 25 

1822, died Dec. 5, 1876, aged 53 years 

11 months and 10 days. 
Hartman, Samuel, Mexican War. 
Hane, George H., Co. D., 20Sth Regt. 
Heiser, Daniel B., Co. D, 74th Regt. 
Hess, Thomas, Civil War. 
Hottenstein, Iaaac, Co. D., 74th Regt 

born Sept. 4, 1796, died July 15 1875' 

aged 78 years, 10 months and 11 

days. 

Hummel, Captain Jacob, War of 1812 

died Dec. 17, 1860, aged 80 years' 

5 months and 29 days. 
Jarrett, Daniel, Co. C. 47th Regt. 
.larrett, Jacob, Co. F, 172nd, died Nov 

27, 1896, aged 76 years. 
Keller, Lewis D., Co. I. 47th Regt., died 

July 3, 1887, aged 45 years, 6 

months and 18 days. 
Keller, William, Co. C. 184, P. V. I. 
Kemrer, William, Civil War 
Noll, Elias, Co. G. 147th Regt. 
Reed, Isaac B., Co. G., 147th P V I 
Smith, Henry, Co. E. 9th Pa. Cavalry. 
Stetler, Noah, Co. C. 74th Regt., born 

Nov. 24, 1827; died Sept. 24, 1S97 

aged 69 years and 10 months. 
Trexler, Peter, Civil War. 
Weaver, Daniel, Mexican War. 
Wilt, David, Co. D. 3rd P. V. I. died 

Aug. 10, 1876, aged 68 years, 10 

months and 5 days. 



Kratzerville Cemeteries. 

Beaver, Absalom, Co. G., 131 Regt. P 
V. I. Born March 23, 1839; died 
Sept. 18, 1910. 

Biggie (Bickel), Jacob, enlisted as a 
private in the Revolutionary War 
Nov. 5, 1777, in Capt. Martin Wea- 
ver's Company of Lancaster Co. 
Militia in the service of the U. S. 
Commanded by Col. John Rogers. 
He was a pensioner, Feb. 2, 1833 
at the age of 73. It is said h'e was 
born 1757, died 1852, aged 95 years 
and is the oldest man buried in 
Kratzerville cemetery. He broughl 
home from the War, his musket 
accoutrements and uniform as rel- 
ics. Married Maria Magdalena Ul- 
ri'ch. He spent his declining davs 
with Samuel Ulrich on farm now 
owned by John Kline. (Name in 
Inscription book spelled Bidel.) 

Boyer, Emanuel, Co. F., 172 Regt P 
M. and Co. D. 208 Regt. P. v i' 
Born May 15, 1831; died July 10th' 
1907. 

Brouse, Peter, Civil War. Born Aoril 
6, 1842; died July 2, 1861. 

Dock. Frederick, Civil War, born March 
15, 1831; died Nov. 2, 1907. 

Fetter. Benjamin War of 1812. Born 
June 2, 1794; died Nov. 23, 1852. 

Gemberling, David, Co. F, 172nd Penn. 
Militia died March 11, 1891, aged 52 
years. 



154 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



Guise, Samuel, "War of 1812, born April 
15, 1792; died Aug. 24, 1876, aged 
84 years, 4 months and 9 days. 

Heiser, Jacob, Civil War. 

Herman, Fred, Civil War, born Decem- 
ber 17, 1837; died April 8, 1877, aged 
39 years. 

Herman, Michael, Co. C, 74th P. V. 

1. Born May 19, 1844; died August 

2, 190S, aged 64 years. 

Herman, Simon, Co. F., 174th Pa. Mili- 
tia, died May 10, 1904, aged 76 years 
6 months and 14 days. 

Hess, Joseph, Civil War, died Nov. 5, 
1889, aged 46 years, 9 months and 
27 days. Co. I., 202nd Regt. 

Hummel, Fred, Civil "War, born April 
30th, 1832, died June 26, 1865, aged 
33 years. Co. L, 202nd Regt. 

Klingler, Peter, Revolutionary War Sol- 
dier, born in Berks Co., 1756, liv- 
ed on the farm now occupied by 
Elias Ritter, near Kratzerville and 
died in 1833, aged 76 years, 9 mo. 
and 11 days. Married Mary Eliza- 
beth Haag; had 11 children, 7 sons 
and four daughters. 

Kratzer, Henry, War of 1812. Born 

Sept. 11, 1788; died May 19, 1864. 

Millhoff, Samuel, Co. A, 74th Regt., P. 
V. I., died January 27, 1908, aged 75 
years. 

Reichlev, Fred, Civil War. Co. D. 52nd 
Regt. Died Aug. 29. 

Sassaman, Simon, Co. F., 172nd Regt., 
P. M. Died Oct. 2, 1863. 

Sholler, John, Co. C, 210th Regt., P. V. 
I., died April 24, 1898. 

Smith, John. 

Snyder, Samuel, Co. H., 51st Regiment, 
P. V. I., died Feb. 11, 1903, aged 
75 years. 

Zechman, Edward, Co. D, 52nd Regt., 
P. V. I., died August 25, 1865, aged 
29 years. 



Beaver Springs Cemetery, (Old.) 

Bachman, H. I. Co. H. 205th Regiment, 
died Dec. 25, 1875. 

Sept. 22nd, 1863, from wounds re- 
ceived in the battle of Fredericks- 
burg, Va., Dec. 13, 1862. 

Getz, David, Co. F. 131st Regt. 

Gundrum, S. J., Co. B., 6th Regt. Pa. 
Reserves, V. C. and Co. F. 191st 
Regt. P. V. I., died Nov. 27th, 1891. 

Keompfer, David, Co. F„ 131st P. V. I. 
died June 2nd, 1863. 

Klose. Reuben, Co. H., 184th Regt. P. V 
and Co. H. 36th Regt. Pa. State 
Militia. Died March 24, 1891. 

Smith, W. H, Capt. David Mitchell's 
Co. Pa. State Malitia, died March 
9th, 1876. 

Specht, Henry D, Co. G., 6th Regt. Pa. 
Reserves. V. C, died May 30th, 1883. 

Beaver Springs Cemetery. (New.) 

Boyer, Michael, Co. G., 172nd Pa. D M 
died Sept. 2nd. 1X9X 

Bilger, George, Sergt., Co. 1., 184 P V 
also 172 P. D. M., Wounded at Hat- 
chers Run, Va. Oct. 24, 1864, died 
March 20, 1912. 



Dunn, Isaac S. Corporal . Co. E. 107th 

Regt, died Sept. 25th, 1908. 
Ewing, Wm. H. Private, Co. B., 47 P. 

V., died July 29, 1912. 
Getz, Isaac, Corporal Co. F., 49th Regt., 

Died Nov. 19th 1901. 
Getz John, Co. I., 184th Regt, died 

June 30, 1908. 
Gilbert, John, Co. I., 184th Regt, Pa. Vol. 

I. died May 1, 1898. 
Helfrich, Wm., Co. D., 172 Regt. Pa. D. 

M., died Nov. 26, 1915. 
Hackenberry, J. C. Co. I 184th Regt. 

Pa. V. I. Died Jan. 27th, 1905. 
Haines, L. R., Co., I. 184th Regt. Pa. V. 

I. died July 17, 1908. 
Lepley, Michael, Co. I, 184th Regt. P. 

V. Died Feb. 10, 1915. 
Laub, Henry H., Co. H. 49 th Regt Pa. 

Vol. Inf. Died Mar. 13, 1916. 
Lloyd, Chas. E., Private, Co. D. 43 P. 

V., also Co. E. 51 P. .V, Wounded at 

Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. Di- 
ed March 6, 1912. 

Long, S E., Co. D., 131st Regt Died 
Jan. )8th, 1905. . 

Manbeck Philip J., Co. I. lS4<m Regt. 
P. V. .& Co. G, 172nd Regt. P. D. 
M., died June 24, 1893. 

Oldt, George, Co. G., 172nd Regt. Pa. 
D. M., Died Jan. 27, 1915. 

Rauch, Lewis, Private, Co. I., 184 P. 
V., died April 29, 1913. 

Romig, Daniel J., Co. G.. 172nd Regt, 
Pa. D. M. died Nov. 23, 1908. 

Shannon, Joseph, Co. D., 74 P. V., died 
Jan. 10th, 1895. 

Smith, Dr. A. M.. Corporal Co. I., 49th 
Regt., died Nov. 22nd, 1909. 

Snook, J. G, Co. G., 172nd P. D. M., 
died Jan. 24th, 1907. 

Specht, James W., Co. B., 2nd 111. Cav- 
alry, died Nov. 5th, 1908. 

Thomas. William H, Co. E. 53rd Regt., 
Pa. V. I. died Dec. 12, 1904. 

Werner, Samuel, Co. E. 1 Regt. Md. Vol. 
Cav., Died Sept. 13, 1916. 

Wetzel, Isaac, Co. I., 184th Regt. P. V. I. 
died May 29, 1895 from cause of 
wound received in action in front of 
Petersburg, Va. Oct 4. 1864. 



Beavertown Cemetery. 

Aigler, Reuben, Co. G., 172nd., P. D. 

M. I., born Dec. 14, 1818, ded Oct. 

10, 1893, aged 74 years, 9 months 

and 26 days. 
Beaver, Edward, Co. I., 184th Regt Pa. 

V. I. Died Nov. 10, 1905. 
Reaver, William, Co. G. 172nd P. D. M. 

I., born March 6, 1819, died Feb. 

18, 1896, aged 76 years, 11 months 

and 12 days. 
Bickel, Samuel, Co. H., 49th Regt, P. V. 

died Nov. 30, 1908. 
Bingaman, J. F., Co. F., 147, P. V. L, 

died May 9, 1889, aged 67 years. 
Boush, David, Co. I., 184, P. V. I. Died 

Aug. 12, 1898. 
Eichinger (Eighmer,) Henry Co. D., 76 

P V. I., died Nov. 17, 1890, aged 

55 years. 
Etzler, Benjamin, private in War of 

1812, born Feb. 12, 1793, died May 

14, 1S67, aged 74 years. 
Feese, Aaron J., son of Jacob and Mer- 

rib, Co. D., 74, P. V., born Feb. 14, 

1841, died in the U. S. General hos- 
pital, Maryland, April 2, 1865, aged 

24 years, 1 month and 6 days. 



DECEASED SOLDIERS 



155 



Fisher, Levi, Co. G. 172nd P. D. M. I., 

born May 9, 1821, died Sept. 19, 

1863, aged 42 years, 4 months and 
10 days. 

Freed, Henry S., Co. I., 184th Regt. P. I. 

died June 6, 1885. 
Gilbertt, William, Private Co. H., 199 

P. 1. Volunteers, died Sept. 4, 1893. 
Greenhoe, Reuben, Co. G. 172, P. D. M. 

Died May 28, 1899. 
Haines, J. J., Corporal Co. G., 172nd P. 

D. M. I. Born June 29, 1834; died 

Oct. 10, 1896. 
Hassinger, Robert, Pri. Co. G., 172nd 

Regt., Pa. D. M. 
Heimbach, Wm. N., Co. E., 115 Regt., 

0. V. Died July 22, 1907. 
Hooven, Conrad, Co. D. 172, Pa. D. M. 
Herbster, William H., Co. G. 147, P. V. 

I., died Nov. 27, 1895, aged 55 years. 
3 months and 25 days. 

Howell. Ephriam. Co. F. 131st Regt., 
Pa. V. I. died April 12, 1900. 

Kepner, William C, Mexican War, born 
Dec. 8, 1807, died Dec. 15, 1893. 

Kinney, Irwin, Co. B., 184, P. V. I., died 
March 12, 1907. 

Kline, George A.. To. F. 131st Re<rt. 
P. V.Co. I. 184th Regt. P. V. died 
May 24, 1907. 

Mlddlesworth, Moses, Co. F., Private 
2nd Md. Vol. (Purnell Legion) died 
April 6, 1887. 

Mlddleswarth, Hon. Ner, Captain Ir 
War 1812, born Dec. 12, 1783, died 
June 2. 1865, aged 81 years, 5 mo, 
and 20 days. Member and Speak- 
er of House of Representatives and 
State Senate and National House of 
Representatives. 

Moyer, Israel, Co. F. 131st Regt., P. V. I. 
died April 29, 1889. 

Riegel, Daniel, Co. F. 49th Regt., Pa. V. 

1. died Dec. 10, 1901. 

Schroyer, Henry, Co. F. 131, P. V. I., 

died June 7, 1906. 
Smith, Jacob O., Co. I., 184 Regt., P. V. I. 

died Dec. 17, 1907. 
Smith, W. O., Pri. Co. I. 184th Regt., 

P. V. died Aug. 21, 1914. 
Specht, Adam, Private in War of 1812, 

born July 29, 1784, died Nov. 6. 1872, 

aged 88 years, 3 months and 7 days. 
Specht, Arthur B., Private in Captain 

David Mitchell's Independent Co. 

State Militia, died March 15, 1910. 
Specht, Flias, Co. G. 172. P. D. M. I. ; 

born March 25, 1820, died Feb. 22 

1890, aged 69 years, 10 months and 

27 davs. 
Weiand, Michael, Co. I., 184th Regt. P. V. 

I. born Dec. 1, 1821, died Jan. 8, 1882, 

aged 60 yrs., 1 mo., and 7 days. 
Weirick, Emanuel, Co. B.. 6 Reel Pa. 
Yerger, Wm., Co. H., 147 Regt. P. V. I.. 

Died Aug. 27, 1915. 

R. V. C. died Aug. 20, 1877. 
Zechman, Reuben, Co. D., P. V., 

died Jan. 23, 1902. 

Manbeck's Cemetery. 

Hackenberry, Amos D., Co. D. 74 P. V. 
I., died April 29, 1894, aged 53 years. 

Manbeck, Philip L., Co. D., 74, P. V., 
died Oct. 11, 1863. 

Swanger, Levi, Co. D., 74, P. V. Died 
June 29, 1904. 

Thomas, Jackson, Cap. Mitchells Inde- 
pendent Co. Pa. State Militia. 

Unangst, Isaac, Cap. Mitchells Inde- 
pendent Co. Pa. State Militia. 



Troxelville Cemetery. 

Arnold, Jno. A., Co. E. 49, P. V. I. 

Aurand, James, Co. I., 49, P. V., died 

Bickel, Jacob, Co. D. 74, Regt, died 
March 8, 1910. 

Bingaman, Frederick, Soldier of the 
Revolutionary War, having served in 
the Militia under Gen. James Pot- 
ter and took part in the battle of 
Brandywine, born Jan. 15, 1755, died 
Oct. 30, 1845, aged 90 years, 9 mo., 
and 14 days. 

Bingaman, Reuben, 62, P. V. I., died 
July 3, 1866, aged 29 years. 

Bingaman, William, Co. I. 49 P. V. I., 
died in 1864. 

Bingaman, Josiah, Capt. David Mitchell's 
Ind. Co. Pa. State M. Died Mar. 17, 
1914. 

Bingaman, Yost Henry, War of 1812, 
member of Capt. Ner Middleswarth's 
Co., died Nov. 13, 1832, aged 50 
years, 3 months and 26 days. 

Bowersox, Jonathan, Co. H, 184 Regt.. 
P. V. born April 15, 1842, died April 
10, 1881, aged 38 years, 11 mo. and 25 
days. 

Breininger, Samuel, Co. I., 30th Regt. 
P. V. I., died May 11, 1889. 

Decker, Levi., Co. K. 205 Regt. P. V. I. 

Ettinger, William, Co. G., 172, P. D. M. 
born Dec. 8, 1833, died at Harris- 
burg, Dec. 2, 1862, aged 28 years, 
ll months and 25 days. 

Ewig, Michael, Co. G., 172, P. D. M., 
born Dec. 17, 1818, died Nov. 20, 
1896. 

Fuhrman, Elias, Co. G., 172 P. D. M., 
died Dec. 19, 1899. 

Getz, Henry, Co. F., 131, P. V. I., 
died July 14, 1899. 

Gill, Levi, Old Co. H. New Co. A., 49, 
P. V. I., died May 13, 1892, aged 
53 years, 1 month and 25 days. 

Good, George, Co. G., 172 P. D. M., born 
Feb. 8, 1829, died at Newport News, 
Va.. Dec. 12, 1862, aged 33 years, 10 
mo. and 4 days. 

Herbster, Jeremiah, Co. G., 172 Regt., 
Pa. D. M., died June 6, 1914. 

Herman, Anos H., Co. F., 131 Regt. P. 
V. Died Sept. 27. 1910. 

Huffnagle, John Frederick, Co. I., 49, 
P. V. I., born Feb. 23, 1821, died 
Feb. 20, 1879. 

Kauffman, Abraham, Co. G., 172 P. D. 
M., died June 8, 1889. 

Kline, John, War of 1812, was a Lieu- 
tenant in Capt. Ner Middleswarth's 
Company, born Jan 5, 1782, died 
Jan. 5, 1830} aged 48 years. 

Knepp, William H., Co. C, 3rd Regt. 
Pa. Cav and Co. K. 5th Pa. Caval- 
rv, died June 30, 1905. 

Lepley, Abraham, Co. G., 172, P. D. M 
died May 13, 1890, aged 70 years, 8 
months and 10 days. 

Moyer, John, Co. H. 53 Regt., P. V. I. 
Died Dec. 13, 1915. 

Mover. Roswell, Capt. Mitchell's Inde- 
pendent Co. State Militia, Died Aug. 
22, 1908. 

Mnyer, William J., Co. D. 74th Regt.. 
P. V. died Nov. 4, 1904. 

Nerhood, Jacob, Co. G., 147 P. V. I.. 
died Sept. 26, 1893. 

Smith, Chas. A, Co. 49th Regt., P. V. 
Died Sept. 5, 1910. 

Smith, Levi F., Co. G., 172 P. D. M. Regt. 
died Jan. 8, 1904. 



156 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



Swartz, Daniel, was a Soldier in War of 
1812, a member of Capt. Ner Mid- 
dleswarth's Co. and was stationed at 
Buffalo, died Aug. 24, 1842, aged 33 
years, 9 month and 4 days. 

Zechman, Simon, Corporal Co. F., 36, 
P. V. L, died Oct. 28, 1867. 



St. Paul's Cemetery. 
Martin, Jacob, Co. G. 6th Regt. 
Mattern, John J., Co. I. 184 P. V. 
Moyer, Aaron, Co. H., 36th Regt., died 

April 7, 1897, aged 58 years. 
Ocker, Jonathan, Co. A., 46 Pa. Regt., 

died Feb. 19, 1882. 
Steely, William, Co. K., 103 P. V. I.. 

died July 20, 1891. 
Wagner, John G., Co. G, 172 P. M., 

died July 20, 1891. 



St. John's Cemetery. 

Goss, George, War of 1812, born Dec. 

31, 1790, died Jan. 22, 1873, aged 79 

years. 
Goss, Henry F., Co. G. 172, P. M. 
Goss, Henry G, Co. G. 172, P. M., died 

May 8, 1894, aged 73 years. 
Goss. Peter, War of 1812. 
Gross, Samuel, Co. 184 Regt Trans- 
ferred to 18th Regt. V. R. C. Jan. 

25, 1865. Discharged July 21, 1865. 
Herbster, Daniel, Co. G. 147, P. V. I.. 

died May 22, 1886. 
Howell, Jacob H., Capt Mitchel's Inde- 
pendent Co. 
Kerstetter, William, Co. I., 184th Regt., 

died Oct. 25, 1891, aged 61 years. 
Knepp, Reuben, Co. K. 205 P. V. 
Maurer, Solomon, Co. G. 172nd P. M. 

Private. Died May 1815. 
McGlaughlin, Wm. Y., Civil War. Co. A. 

20th Penna. Cav. served three yrs. 

Was discharged a Corp. 
Peters, Daniel, Co. I., 184th Regt., died 

Nov. 28, 18S6, aged 61 years. 
Peters, Emanuel, Co. A., 49 Regt., aged 

70 years. 
Peters, Henry J., Co. I.. 184th Regt. 
Reitz, Tobias E., Co. F., 210 Regt. 
Ritter, John, Civil War. 
Uomig, Levi J., Co. G., 147. 
Smith, Joseph, Co. I. 184, Regt., died 

Oct. 4, 1880. 
Snook, Amos, Co. G., 172, P. M. 
Snook, Daniel, Co. 1. 184, Regt., died 

Feb. 20, 1871. 
Stumpff, John, War of 1812, died Feb 

1844, aged 63 years. 
Stumpff, William, War of 1S12. 
Treaster, Henry, 51st Regt. 
Youngman, Thomas, War of 1812. 
Weader, Moses, Co. G. 172 P. M., died 
April 6, 1897, aged 76 years. 



Baker's Cemetery. 

Baker, William, War of 1812, born July 
12, 1765, died Sept. 26, 1863. 

Baumgardner, Adam, Co. I., 184, P. V. I. 

Breininger, Henry, War of 1812. 

Manheck, Jackson, Civil War. 

Swanger, Isaac, Co. D. 74th P. V. 

Treaster, Levi B., Co. I. 184, P. V. I. 

Walburn, Jonas, Civil War Private 
Died Aug. 1914. 



Samuel's Cemetery. 
(Decatur Twp., Mifflin County.) 

Arnold, Jacob H., Private Co. H. 4th 
Reg. U. S. Regulars. Died Oct. 1915. 

Aurand, Isaac, Civil War 

Davis, Elisha J., Civil War. 

Eberhart. Bernhart. War of 1812. 

Eebrhart, John, War of 1812. 

Folk, John, War of 1812. 

Goss, Aaron, Co. I., 184, P. V. I. 

Hook, Henry, 49, P. V. I. 

Hook, Reuben, Co. I. 184th P. V. I. 

Krebs, Jacob, Co. G., 147 Regt., aged 
70 years. 

KTebs, Simon, Civil War. 

Lepley, John, Co. A., 49th Regt., 71 
years. 

Lepley, Michael, 51st Regt., aged 69 
years. 

Mohney, Jeremiah, Co. I., 184, P. V. I. 

Orwig, Andrew Jackson, Co. I. 184, P. 
V. I., born Oct. 24, 1836, was shot 
through the lower jaw in front of 
Petersburg, Va., by a sharpshoot- 
er from the effects of which he 
died at Bannerville, Pa., May 16, 
1880. 

Poffman, Peter, Civil War. 

Rager, Samuel, Civil War. 

Rheam, Jacob, Co. I. 184, P. V. 1. 

Romig, Wilson, Co. I., 184, P. V. I. 

Snook, Joseph, Co. C, 67, P. V. I. 

Spigelmyer, Jacob H., Co. I., 184. 

Spigelmyer, Joseph, Civil War. 

Spigelmyer, Henry H, Co. A., 49 Regt., 
aged 65 years. 

Spigelmyer, William H., Co. I.. 18411* 
Regt. 

Treaster, Lewis, Co. I., 184th Regt. 

Terrel, Daniel G., Civil War. 

Wright, Thomas C, Co. C, 17th 111. 
Cavalry. 

Yetter, Moses. Co. 1., 184th Regt. 



Lawver's Cemetery. 
(Mifflin County.) 
Smith, John I., Co. F, 184th Regt. 
Snook, Andrew, 205th Regt. 
Snook, Simon, Co. K.. 205th Regt. 
Wray, James, 205th Regt. 



Kemberling's Chapel Cemetery. 
(Mifflin County.) 
Kemberling, Robert, Civil War. 
LepU'y, William, 51st Regt. 
Searer, Jacob, Civil War. 
Thomas. Benjamin, 49th Regt. P. V. I. 

McClure Cemetery. 

Bickel, Aaron, Private Co. D 74th Reg. 

P. V. Died August 1916. 
Houser, Henry, Co. L. 184 P. V. I. 
Huffnagle, Mark, Co. 49 Regt., aged 66 

years. 
Lepley, Wallis, Co. I., 184, P. V. I., died 

April 15, 1898, aged 62 years. 
Rothroek, Dr. Roswell, Surgeon and 

Hospital Steward, died March 1 

1897. 
Spigelmyer Henry S., Co. L., 9th Pa. 

Cavalry. 
Spigelmyer, Levi, Co. G., 172P . M., died 

Aug. 1, 1898. aged 68 years. 
Swearer, John, Civil War. 
Ulsh, Joseph D., Co. I., 184. 
Wagner, Edward, Co. G., 172, P. M. 
Wagner, Harry, Co. D., 74 Regt. aged 

70 years. 
Young, Israel, Co. G., 172, P. M. 



DECEASED SOLDIERS 



157 



McClure 
Unreturned Dead. 
Arnold, Isaac, Co. E., 20 Pa. Cavalry. 
Brower, Jacob, Co. F. 184, P. V. I. 
Gill, William, Civil War. 
Goss, Simon, Co. K. 51st Regt. 
Gross, Wm., Civil War. Killed in battle. 
Herbster, Harrison, Co. P. 184th Regt. 
Herbster, Henry, Co. F. 184th Regt. 
Cook, John, 49th Regt. 
Kline, Roswell, Co. F., lS4th Regt. 
Koch, Samuel, Co. F., 131st. Regt. Killed 
at Fredericksburg. 

Krick, John, Co. 1., 184th Regt., Kill- 
ed at Boyerton Plank Road, Va. Oct. 
27, 1864. 

Lash, Jacob, Co. F., 184th Regt. 

Peter, Frank, 49th Regt. 

Plank, George, Co. I., 184th Regt. 

Romig, Isaac, Co. F., 184th Regt. 

Shank, Amos, Civil War. 

Snook, Andrew, Co. K., 205th Regt. 

Snook, Augustus, Civil War. 

Snook, Lewis, Co. K., 205th Regt. 

Spigeimyer, Jesse, Co. I., 184th Regt. 

Snook, William, Co. I., 184th Regt. 

Steininger, Jacob D., Co. I., 184tli Regt. 
Killed near Petersburg, Va., Oct. 4, 
1864. Buried in Popular Grove Ceme- 
tery, Div. A. Sec. B. Grave No. 28. 

Treaster, Eli, Co. F., 184th Regt. 

Truckamiller, Peter, Civil War. 

Weader, Reuben, Co. F., lS4th Regt. 

Weader, William, Co. F. 184th Regt. 

Weirick, Samuel. 49th Regt. 



Swineford Cemetery 
Swineford, Geo. Rev. War. died April 

5, 1818. 
Swineford, John, Rev. War. Born April 

16, 1755 died 1805. 

Middleburg Union Cemetery. 
Aurand Abner, Corporal Co. D.. 76th 
Regt., born May 29, 1840, died Aug. 
9, 1863, from the effects of a wound 
received July 11, 1863. 
Bachman, Henry, son of Israel and Har- 
riet (Houseworth), enlisted Aug. 
1864, Co. A. 208th Regt. P. V. under 
Capt. T. W. Hoffman and was dis 
charged after the surrender of Lee 
born Jan. 17, 1843 and died Oct. 30 
1910, aged 67 years, 9 months anr 1 
13 days. 

Barl in, James, Capt. John Donaldson's 
Company, Colonel Snyder's Kegt. 
War of 1812, born June 24, 1791. 
died Aug. 2, 1855, aged 64 years. 1 
month and 9 days. 

Bower, George K., Ensign, U. S. Navy, 
lost on the Oneida, Jan. 24, 1870 
aged 21 years, 7 mo. and 14 days. 

Bowersox, Joseph, Civil War. 172n< 
Re^t. 

Buffington, E. L., Co. F. 131st Regt. 
and Co. D. 74th Regt., died Nov. 29. 
1892, aged 59 years, 3 months and 
19 davs. 

Blouoh, Michael, Civil War. 

Buffington, James, Pri. Co. D. 74th Regt. 

Clelan, Alfred, Pri. Co. H. 13 Regt. P. C. 

Uiemer, John, Co. D., 152nd Kegt.. dier" 
.Tan. 3. 1907- 

Eisenhauer, Daniel, War of 1812, born 
Oct. 21, 1788 died June 2, 1874, aged 
85 years, 7 months and 11 days. 



Evans, Capt. Frederick, Capt in 2nd 
Regt., commissioned July 23, 1812'. 
defended Fort McHenry at Balti- 
more, Sept. 13, 1814; made survey of 
Middleburg in 1800, died Dec. 4, 1844 
aged 79 years. 

Fryer, Jacob, Capt. Ner Middleswarth 
Co. War of 1812, born Nov. 23, 1782, 
died Feb. 13, 1864, aged 81 years. 
2 months and 21 days. 

Gutelius, George Calvin, First Lieut., 
Co. E., 51st Regt., died May 18, 1910. 

Hare, Henry, Civil War, born March 7, 
1S22, died Jan. 9, 1S64, aged 41 years 
10 months and 2 days. 

Miller, Capt. Lewis, Capt. Co. F., 131 
Regt., died March 8, 1900. Aged 
61 years, 1 month and 8 days. 

Musser, John A., Civil War, born June 
18, 1843, died May 28, 1895, aged 51 
years. 

Renninger, Aaron, Co. D., 74th Regt. 
died Aug. 21, 1905. 

Rhoads, Lieutenant Daniel T., Co. E 
49th Regt., died Dec. 22, 1901. 

SchorJi, Sepharus S., 131st Regt., died 
HBpt. 1910. 

Shambach, Henry, Co. C, 120 Ohio 
Regt., born April 7, 1836, died Feb. 
2. 1863 in the hospital at St. Louis 
Mo., and was buried at Middleburg, 
Pa., March 9, 1863. 

Shindel, Dr. John Y., during the Civil 
War was appointed deputy provost 
marshal for Snyder county, which 
appointment he held until Jan. 1, 
1865. On February 25. 1S65 he was 
mustered into the U. S. service as 
assist surgeon of the 47th Pa. Vet- 
eran Volunteers, and was discharg- 
ed with the Regt. in Jan. 1866 at 
Philadelphia, Pa. During the spring 
of 1865, he was with his regiment 
through the Shenandoah Valley, and 
in June 1865, the regiment was or- 
dered to Savannah, Ga. Dr Shin- 
del was in charge of the sick of 
other regiments also stationed there. 
He left Charleston Jan. 3 1866, with 
the 47th Pa. Vet. Vol. and was mus- 
tered out with the Regt. about Jan. 
10, 1866. 

Shuman, Charles, Civil War. 

Smith, Charles W., Co. D., 76 Regt., 
died June 16, 1873. 

Smith, James P., Co. F. 131st Regt., 
died Dec. 28, 1901. 

Smith, Philip, Co. D. 74th Regt., died 
Sept. 6, 1873. 

Smith, William A., Co. A., 208th Regt. 
died Jan. 21, 1906. 

Spaid, David W., Civil War, born Mar. 
3, 1839, died Nov. 5, 1S64, aged 25 
years. 

Spaid, Philip, Co. D., 71st Regt., died 
May 4, 1898. 

Stetler, Aaron, Co. C, 172nd Regt., died 
April 5, 1890, aged 66 years, 7 mo., 
and 12 days. 

Stetler, John S., Co. L, 172nd Regt. 
died April 10, 1907. 

Swineford, Albright, Capt. Ner Middles- 
warth' s Co., War of 1812, born Oct 
11, 1796, died Nov. 29, 1S88, aged 92 
years, 1 month and 18 days. 

Swineford, Theophilus, Co. F., 131st 
Regt., died Jan. 1, 1887, aged 49 
years, 1 month and 29 days. 



158 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



VanZandt, James M., Enlisted May 27 
1861 Co. B., First Regt. Pa. Rifles 
r V C Discharged March 12, 

1863 at Providence, R. I. Captured 
and spent 40 days in Libby Prison 
Was also a member of Co. B. Mnd 
Regt. Bucktails; born May 31, 1842 
at Freedom Forge, now Burnham, 
and died at Middleburg, Pa., Sept. 
5, 1909, aged 67 years, 3 months 
and 5 days. 

Sampseil, I. J., Co. F., 109 Ohio Regt. 

Zechman, Henry, Co. D. 74th Regt 
born Nov. 30, 1837, died Nov. 27. 
1884, aged 46 years, 11 months, and 
27 days. 

Globe Mills Cemetery. 
Bickhart, Emanuel, Co. C, 172nd Regt. 
Bolig Reuben, Co. I., 49th Regt., died 

Sept. 28, 1891, aged 48 years, 3 mo., 

and 12 days. 
Diehl, George, Civil War, died July 4, 

1899. 
Diemer, James R., Private in Co. I. 49 

Regt, born Sept. 9, 1842, killed in 

battle near Winchester, Va., Sept. 

19, 1864, aged 22 years, 10 days. 
Erdley, Simon, Co. D., 150 Regt., born 

Jan. 6, 1838, died Sept. 12, 1S89. 
Gemberling, Alfred, Co. H. 147 Regt. P. 

Inf. Died March 1912. 
Herbst, Charles, Co. K., 93rd Regt.. 

died Dec. 29, 1905. 
Hottenstein, Henry A., Co. I. 151st Regt. 

died June 5, 1904. 
Hummel, William, Co. I., 49th Regt. 
Lessman, William K., Co. C, 74th Regt., 

died Dec. 20, 1892. 
Musser, William, Co. C, 172nd Regt. 
Piatt, Isaac, Civil War, died Dec. 20 

1895, aged 68 years, 11 months and 

3 days. 
Reinhard, William, Co. H., 199th Regt. 

died May 4, 1899. 
Renninger, Adam, Co. B., 87th Regt. 

Died Dec. 18, 1907. 
Renninger, Abraham, son of Jacob and 

Sarah, born Oct. 18, 1836, memher 

of Co. F., 131st Regt., died Jan. 2 

1853 of a wound received in the 

battle of Fredericksburg. Va. 
Roush, Ezra, Co. D., 3rd Penna. Heavy 

Artillery, Died Mar. 2, 1916. 
Roush, Henry, Sergt. Co. I. 172 Regt. 
Renninger, Henry, Co. F. 131st Kegt.. 

died June 19, 1900. 
Stuck, Conrad. War of 1812, died Mav 

15, 1883. 

Stuck, Samuel, Co. C. 172nd Regt., died 
May 20, 1903. 

Ulrich, Antes, Co. G. 147. died June 16, 

1906. 
Uplinger, Henry, Co. C, 74th Regt. Pa. 

Vol. born Feb. 8, 1842; Died Mar. 24, 

1911, aged 69 years, 1 month and 16 

days. 



Kreamer Cemetery. 
Bollinger, Samuel, Co. F., 131st Regt. 
Walter, Laphenus, 172 Kegt., died Sent 
5, 1900. 



Decker, Reuben, Civil War, born July 
14, 1832, died July 12, 1894, aged 61 
years, 11 months and 29 days. 

Gift, Lieut. A. K., Enlisted June 1863, 
private in Co. I. 30th Regt.; as- 
sisted to recruit the 74th Regt. and 
served both as first and second 
Lieutenant and for a time acted 
as adjutant of the Regt. Was dis- 
charged Aug. 29, 1865. 

Gill, Isaac, Co. D., 74th Regt, died 
March 19, 1899. 

Gift, Roswell, First Lieutenant Co. C, 
172 Regt. Pa. Militia; died Jan. 25, 
1864, aged 28 years, 3 months and 
23 days. 

Gilbert, Jacob, member of Capt. Ner 
Middles warth's Co., War of 1812, 
died Sept. 19, 1851, aged 73 years, 
8 months and 22 days. 

Gill, Sephares, Civil War, son of John 
and Ann, born Dec. 7, 1847, died 
April 29, 1871, aged 23 years, 4 mo., 
and 22 days. 

Heimbach Benjamin F., Company D., 
52nd Regt. P. V.; Born June 22nd, 
1844 and died Nov. 7, 1912. 

Howell, Jackson, Co. D., 74 Regt., born 
April 3, 1822, died Jan. 3, 18S1, aged 
58 years and 9 months. 

McClellan, Benjamin, Co. D. 74th Regt., 
born Oct. 22, 1826, died Aug. 26, 1869, 
aged 42 years, 10 mo., and 5 days. ' 

Mitchell, Charles, 72nd Regt., born Sept. 
16, 1835, died Nov. 14, 1886, aged 
5l years, 1 month and 28 days. 

Schwenk, Hiram, Co. D. 74th Regt., born 
March 10, 1829, died Sept. 27, 1873 
aged 44 years, 6 mo. and 17 days. 

Smith, Henry H., Co. A., 208th Regt., 
died March 9, 1875, aged 33 years, 
8 months and 14 days. 

Snyder, Charles, Co. D., 76th Regt., died 
Jan. 4, 1865. 

Steininger, Henry B., Co. F., 131st Regt. 
born March 26, 1840, died Sept. 10. 
1891, aged 51 years, 3 mo., and 14 
days. 

Walter, Howard, Civil War, died April 
30, 1865. 

Whatmore, Benjamin, Civil War. 



Hassinger's Cemetery. (New.) 
Derr, Calvin L., Co. D., 49th Regt, died 

April 24, 1903. 
Dobson, Alfred, Co. I. 49th Regt., died 

May 21, 1896, aged 53 years, 6 mo., 

and 9 days. 
Risenhaiier. Jacob. Co. C. 172nd Regt. 
Hassinger, Samuel H., Corp. Co. C. 172 

Regt. Born 1836, died Mar. 11, 1917. 
Martin, John, H. born Sept. 29, 1833. 



Zlon's Church Cemetery. (Old.) 

Derr, James M., Co. A. 81st Pa. Inft. 

Shipton, Thomas N., Co. C. 6th Minn. 

Inft. 



Hassinger's Cemetery. (Old) 
Barbin, Henry, Co. F., 131st Regt., died 
Jan. 19, 1864. 



Fremont Cemetery. 
Bender, (Benter,) Peter, Co. O., 172nd 

Regt.. died Nov. 18, 1874, aged 60 

years, 1 month and 28 days. 
Boyer, Samuel, Co. I., 172nd Regt., died 

Feb. 8. 1902. 
Eckbert, Jacob, War of 1812 died July 

18, 1841, aged 48 years, 5 months 

and 29 davs. 
Fisher, John R., Died Nov. 21, 1904, aged 

66 yrs., 4 mo. and 13 days. Private, 

Co. C. 210th Regt. P. V. I. 



DECEASED SOLDIERS 



159 



Garman, Samuel, Co. I., 172nd Regt. 

died Sept. 16, 1863, aged 50 years, 

2 months and 5 days. 
Haas, Valentine, Civil War, died April 

28, 1857, aged 86 years, 6 months 

and 8 days. 
Helm, Joseph, died Sept. 29, 1907, aged 

70 yrs., 3 mo. 4 days. Co. G. 11th 

Regt., Pa. Vol. Cavalry. 
Helwig, George, Co. 1., 1?2 Regt. died 

May 10, 1888, aged 61 years, 1 mo., 

and 24 days. 
Heim, Isaac, Co. 1, 53 Regt., Penna. In- 
fantry, was born Dec. 4, 1839, died 

March 20, 1879, was wounded at 

Gettysburg. 

Howell, Aaron, died Mar. 6, 1913, aged 
87 yrs., 1 mo. lSdays, Private, Co. 
C, 172d, Dr. Mil. Co. D. 74th Pa. 
Vol. 

Kaltwriter, William, Co. I., 126th Regt., 

died Nov. 27, 1900. 
Kepler, Abraham, Co. I., 172 Regt., died 

June 5, 1885, aged 65 years and 8 

months. 

Martin, Jeremiah, Co. 1., 172 Regt., died 

Dec. 11, 1885, aged 47 years, 9 mo., 

and 27 days. 
Meiser, Henry, Co. 1., 172, died April 

9, 1893, aged 55 years, 7 months 

and 21 days. 
Miller, Elias, Co. G., 147th Regt., died 

Nov. 13, 1901. 
Minium, David C, died Mar. 17, 1905, 

aged 67 yrs. 3 mo. 27days. Private, 

Co. F., 49th Regt., P. V. I. 
Rathfon, Jacob, died in Libby Prison. 
Rathfon, John, Died in Liblr> I'ris.m. 
Rathfon, Thomas, Civil War, died 1911. 
Rathfon, Wilson, Co. B., 6th Pa. Re- 
serves, died Aug. 25, 1870. 
Schnee, Jno., War of 1812. Born May 

18, 1758 died Nov. 25, 1826. 
Schnee, William, Co. I., 172 Kegt., died 

June 19, 1897, aged 55 years, 8 mo., 

and 7 days. 
Shrawder, John, Co. F. 172 Kegt., 

died Jan. 8, 1865, aged 27 years, 9 

months and 2 days. 
Swineford, Henry D., Co. E., 1S4 Regt., 

died March 25. 1905. 
Yerger, Jacob I., Co. B. 16th Pa. Cavalry. 

Enlisted Mar. 11, 1865 and served 

until mustered out Aug. 11, 1865. 

Died June 8, 1916, aged 72 years and 

18 days. 



Paxtonvllle Cemetery. 
Avres, James, Co. H. 51st Regt., died 

Dec. 22, 1906. 
Boyer, Charles, Co. J. 172nd Regt., died 

Dec 7, 1903. 
Bordman, Jonathan, Co. J., 172nd Regt. 
Dershem, Jeremiah, Co F., 131st Pa. 

Inf., died June 6, 1913. 
Earnest, John, died Oct. 11. 
Harner, David, Co. G., 2 W. Va. Regt., 

died July 9, 1901. 
Hollen, Thomas, Co. H. 51 Regt. 
Howell, Jno M., Co. F. 131 Regt., born 

Sept. 27, 1816, died Oct. 9, 1879, 

aged 63 years and 12 days. 
Mitchell, H. D., Co. D, 208th Regt. 



Centerville Cemetery. 
Reported by David Reichley. 
Bliler, (Blyler,) John, Co. E., 51 Regt., 
son of Absalom and Catharine, born 
Nov. 10, 1845, died Feb. 23, 1865, 
aged 19 years, 3 months and 13 
days. 



Bolig, F. B., Private Co. I., 49 Pa 

Regt. P. V. Born May 16, 1841, died 
Nov. 26, 1907. 

Bolig, Samuel, Co. C. 172 Regt, also 
19°l'l 49 Re&t -' died December 19, 

Bower, Francis, Co. 1., 202 Regt., died 

March 2, 1903. 
Boyer Daniel, Co. I., 49th Regt., died 

July 19, 1886, aged 48 years and 1 

month. 

Boyer, Henry P., Co. C. 172nd Regt., born 
Oct. 1, 1827, died May 29, 1900. 

Bruner, Samuel, Co. K., 105th Regt., 
died Sept. 30, 1900. 

Bruner, William, Civil War, son of Pe- 
ter and Sarah, born Oct. 12, 1843 
died Sept. 9, 1864, aged 20 vears, 10 
months and 17 days. 

Devore, Daniel, member of Ner Middles- 
warth's Co. 8th Pa. Riflemen, War 
of 1812 born March 25, 1781, died 
April 23, 1852, aged 68 years, and 
23 days. 

Fessler Reuben B., Co. E. 142 Regt 
died Feb. 5, 1898. 

Fessler, Wm. H., Co. G., 172nd Regt., 
born Feb. 13, 1839, died Feb. 3, 1898, 
aged 58 years, 11 months and 20 
days. 

Grubb Jacob, member of Ner Middles- 
warth's Co., 8th Union Riflemen 
War of 1812. 

Hartman, Capt. Jacob H., Co. F., 56th 
Regt. P. V. Born July 25th, 1843, 
died Sept. 3, 1908. 

Henry, Aaron, son of George and Eliz- 
abeth, born Oct. 13, 1836 died Sept. 

5, 1863, aged 26 vears. 10 months 
and 22 days., Co. C, 172nd Regt. 

Klingler, Reuben, Co. F 172 Regt.. born 
Sept. 6, 1827 died Nov. 23, 1875. 
aged 48 years, 2 months and 17 days 

Koons, John, member of Ner Middles- 
warth-s Co., 8th Union Riflemen 
War of 1812, born Feb. 27. 1787 
died Aug. 27, 1878, aged 91 years 
and 6 months. 

Keister, John W., Co., F. 184 Pa. Inft. 
Born Aug. 24, 1846. Died Julv 22, 
1916, aged 69 yrs. 10 months 28 days. 

Kuhn, Abraham, 150th Regt., son of 
"William and Katheryn, died Dec. 
21. 1862. atred 21 vears 2 months 
and 20 days. Died in Washington, 
D. C. 

Long, Jacob, War of 1812, born March 

6, 1790. died A us. 21. 1861 aged 71 
years, 5 months and 15 davs. 

Mertz, Henry, Co. C. 172 Pa. Inft. 
Napp, John. War of 1812. hum Julv 24, 

1784, died May 24, 1857, aged 72 

years and 10 months. 
Ocker, W T illoughby, Co. C. 184 Regt., 

died December 17, 1913. 
Keichenbach, John, Co. C, 172nd Regt., 

born Jan. 8, 1816, died March 16, 

1883, aged 67 years, 2 months and 

8 davs. 
Pick, Levi, Co. D., 74th Regt., born Jan. 

23, 1837, died Nov. 7, 1908. 
Reichenbach, Wm., Co. D. 76 Pa. Inft. 

Volunteer. Born Dec. 28, 1842. Died 

Jan. 14, 1917, aged 74 yrs. 16 days. 
Reish, George, Co. C, 172nd Regt., died 

Aug. 7, 1898. 
Sampsell, Andrew J., Co. I., 169th Ohio, 

died March 5, 1882. 
Sassaman, Emanuel, served 3 months of 

Lincoln's First Call; re-enlisted in 

the fall of 1861, in Co. E., 51st 

Pa. Inft. Born Dec. 20, 1834, died 

March 2, 1910. 



160 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



Shaffer, Jacob, Capt. Harry Millers 
Co.. 8th Union Riflemen, War of 
1812, born Feb. 16, 1793, died Oct. 
19, 1852, aged 59 years, 8 months 
and 3 days. 

Sheary, Samuel F., Co. E., 51st Regt. 
died May 8, 1914. 

Slpe, Simon, Co. F. 148th Regt., died 
May 5, 1901. 

Smith, John, Co. E. 93rd Regt., died 
Oct. 25, 1898. 

Snyder, Henry, Co. F. 51st Regt. Died 
Nov. 18, 1884. 

Stahlnecker, Henry, Co. F., 56th Regt, 
born Apr. 10, 1832; died Sept. 13, 
1905. 

Stroub, Samuel H., Co. H, 199th Regt. 
P V. I., born Sept. 29, 1839; died 
Apr. 25, 1908. 

Swarm, Joseph, Co. C. 172nd Regt., 
died Jan. 1898. 

Walter, Ephriam, Second Sergt., Co. C, 
172nd P. M. U. S. A. Appointed 
Oct. 22, 1862. Commission dated Jan. 
18, 1863 at Yorktown, Va. Signed 
by Col. Chas. Kleckner. 2nd Lieut. 
Co. B., First Regt, Uniformed Mi- 
litia of Penna. 8th Division to rank 
from June 12, 1869. Commission dat- 
ed July 12, 1869. Signed by J. M. 
Weakley, Sec. of Commonwealth. 
Born April 20, 1833; died Oct. 29, 
1900. 

Wierick, Edward, Civil War, died Oct. 
12, 1877, aged 48 years, I month. 

Weirick, George, Lieut. Col. War of 
1812. born July 15. 1773. died Sept. 
25, 1838, aged 65 years, 2 months 
and 10 days. 

Weirick, William, In emergency of 
Civil War, died December 8, 1871. 

Young, Ludwig, 77th P. M., War of 1812 
born Oct. 22, 1781, died Aug. 7, 1846, 
aged 64 years, 9 months and 15 
days. 



FRY'S CEMETERY (SALEM) 

Fry, John, War of 1812, born Feb. 10, 
1792, died Aug. 17, 1863, aged 71 
years, 6 months and 6 days. 

Fry, Moses, Co. I., 30th P. M., died 
April 9, 1898. 

Kuhn, George, Ce. H., 184th Regt., died 
Nov. 21, 1888, aged 60 years, 1 mo., 
and 1 day. 

Long, Ludwig, (?) War of 1812. (This 
may be an error.) 

Moyer, George, War of the Revolution. 

Walter Daniel P. 

Walter, Henry, War of 1812, born June 
13, 1772, died May 12, 1840, aged 67 
years, 10 months and 29 days. 

Walter, David, Reported a soldier of the 
Revolutionary War, (son of the Pi- 
oneer, Jacob Walter.) He lived on 
the farm now occupied by Phares 
Shambach which originally compris- 
ed 500 acres. 



Erdley's onurcn Cemetery. 
Snyder. Jacob, Co. C. 172nd Regt., son 
of David and Katheryn, born Dec. 
9, 1837, died Nov. 20, 1864. 



Ebenezer Church Cemetery. 
Stroub, George, Co. I., 172 P. M. died 
Sept. 5, 1909. Aged 65 years, 7 
months and 3 days. 



Unreturned Soldiers. 

Nances of persons who left from the 

vicinity of Chapman for Civil War and 

never returned. 

Arnold, John C, Corporal Co. I., 49th 
Regt. Pa. Inf. Born Nov. 28, 1831, 
was killed at the Battle of Sailor's 
Creek, Va., April 6, 1865, buried in 
Poplar Grove National Cemetery, 
near Petersburg, Va. 

Carvell, Wm., Co. B. 184 P. V., Ander- 
sonville Prison, 1864. 

Dengler, Elias, Co. A. 172, lost in ac- 
tion. 

Herrold, Wm., Co. I. 49 P. V. I., lost 
in action, Wilderness, '64. 

Houser, Aaron, Co. I. 49 P. V. I. lost 
in action, Cold Harbor, " June 9, 
•64. 

Neitz, Percival, 1st Pa. Cav., died in 
Andersonville Prison. 

Walborn, Geo., Co. A. 172 P. M.. died 
at Baltimore July 1863. 



ALINE CEMETERY 
Hornberger, Abner G., Co. I. 172nd Regt., 
bom Jan. 30, 1834 and died Nov. 1, 
1912. 



UNRETURNED SOLDIERS 
Reported by W. J. Klose, Beaver 

Springs, Pa. 

Brower, Jacob A., Company' F., 184th 
Regiment, P. V. Captured in front 
of Petersburg, Virginia, June 22nd 
1864. Died at Andersonville prison 
Georgia, September 5, 1864. Grave 
7940. 

Clark. Henry F., Company F., 184 Regi- 
ment, P. V. Captured in front of 
Petersburg, Virginia, June 22, 1864. 
Died at Andersonville prison, Geor- 
gia, October 21, 1864. Grave 11250. 

Derr, Jeremiah, Company I., 49 Regi- 
ment, P. V. Killed at Spottsylvania, 
Virginia, May 10, 1864. 

Erdley. Joel, (See Rows church ceme- 
tery) Company F., 184 Regiment, P. 
V. Taken prisoner in front of Pe- 
tersburg, Virginia, June 22, 1864. 
Wounded badly and is supposed to 
have died from the results of his 
wounds as he never turned up after- 
wards. History has "missing in ac- 
tion June 22, 1864." 

Fetterolf, Isaac, Company I., 49th Regi- 
ment, P. V. Killed at Spottsylvania, 
Virginia, May 10, 1864. 

Fetterolf, Robert, Company I., 49th 

Regiment, P. V. Died May 10, 1S64, 
from wounds received at Spottsyl- 
vania, Virginia, May 10, 1864. 

Gemberling, Eli B., (See Row's church 
cemetery) Company F. 184 Regiment 
P. V. Captured June 22, 1864 in 
front of Petersburg, Virginia. Died 
at Andersonville prison, Georgia, Oc- 
tober 11, 1864. Grave 10706. These 
facts I know to be true and cor- 
rect. We were in the same company 
and regiment and were taken prison- 
ers at the same time. We were 
together until the day before he 
died. 

Hackenburg, G. E., First Lieutenant, 
Company I., 49 Regiment, P. V. Kill- 
ed at Petersburg, Virginia, April 
6, 1865. 



DECEASED SOLDIERS 



161 



Hackenburg, Joseph, Company F., 184th 
Regiment, P. V. I. Captured in front 
of Petersburg, Virginia, June 22, 
1861. Died in Andersonville prison, 
Georgia. No record of death or 
grave. 

Herbster, Harrison, Company F., 184th 
Regiment, P. V. Captured in front 
of Petersburg, Virginia, June 22, 
1864. Died in Andersonville prison, 
Georgia. No record of death or 
grave. 

Herbster, Henry H., Company F., 184th 
Regiment, P. V. Died at City Point. 
June 25, 1864, from wounds received 
at Tolopotomoy Creek, Virginia, May 
29, 1864. 

Kline, Jacob, Company F., 184th Regi- 
ment, P. V. Died at Washington, 
D. C, June 20, 1864, from wounds 
received at Cold Harbor, Virginia, 
June 3, 1864. Buried in the Na- 
tional cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. 

Krebs, Jacob, Company F., 184th Regt. 
P. V. Died at David's Island, New 
York, August 30. 1864. Buried in 
Cypress Hill cemetery, Dong Island. 
Kline, Roswell, Co. F., 184 Regi- 
ment, P. V. Captured in front of 
Petersburg, Virginia, June 22, 1S64. 
Died at Andersonville prison, Geor- 
gia, October 6. 1864. Grave 10439. 

Dash, Jacob, Company F., 184 Regiment, 
P. V. Died June 5, 1864, from 
wounds received at Cold "Harbor, 
Virginia, June 3, 1864. Buried a< 
Cold Harbor National cemetery, sec- 
tion B, Grave 258. 

Loss, James E., Company I., 184 Regi- 
ment, P. V. Died at Washington, D. 
C. November 25. 1864, from wounds 
received near Petersburg, Virginia. 
Buried in Arlington Cemetery, Wash 
ington. 

Reed, Samuel D., Company F., 184th 
Regiment, P. V. Died at Alexandria 
Virginia, June 29, 1S64 from wounds 
received at Cold Harbor, Virginia, 
June 3, 1864. 

Rice, Henry, Company F., 184 Regi- 
ment. P. V. Killed in battle in 
front of Petersburg, Virginia, June 
22, 1864. 

Riffert, Emanuel, Company F., 184th 
Regiment, P. V. Died at Annapolis, 
Maryland, March 20, 1865. 

Romig, Isaac E., Company F., 184 Regi- 
ment, P. V. Captured in front of 
Petersburg, Virginia, June 22, 1864. 
Died at Danville, Virginia, January 
20, 1865. 

Rhamstine, John, Company I., 184 Regi- 
ment, P. V. Killed near Peters- 
burg, Virginia, October 5, 1864. Bur- 
ied in Poplar Grove National ceme- 
tery, division C, Section D. Grave 
67. 

Schmire, John C, Company F., 184th 
Regiment P. V. Captured in front 
of Petersburg, Virginia, June 22, 
1864. Died at Andersonville prison, 
Georgia, November 7, 1864. Grave 
No. 11890. 

Schnure, Levi, Company F., 184 Regi- 
ment, P. V. Captured in front of 
Petersburg, Virginia, June 22, 1864. 
Died in Andersonville prison, Geor- 
gia. No record of death or grave. 

Steininger, Jacob D., Company I., 184th 
Resiment. P. V. Killed near Peters- 
burg, Virginia, October 4, 1864. Bur- 



ied in Poplar Grove National cem- 
etery, division A, section B, Grave 

Treaster, Eli, Company F., 184, Regi- 
ment P. V. Died June 17, 1864 from 
wounds received at Cold Harbor 
Virginia, June 3, 1864. 

Wagner, Jacob, Company I., 49 Regi- 
ment, P. V. Killed at Spottsylvania, 
Virginia, May 10, 1864. 

Walter, Howard J., Company F., 184th 
Regiment P. V. Died at Baltimore, 
Maryland, April 30th, 1865. from 
wounds received in action. Buried 
at National cemetery, London Park. 

Weader, Reuben, Company F., 184 Reg- 
iment, P. V. Captured in front of 
Petersburg, Virginia, June 22 1864. 
Died at Andersonville prison, Geor- 
gia, October 26. 1864. Grave 11503. 

Weader, William H., Company F., 184th 
Regiment, P. V. Captured in front 
of Petersburg, Virginia, June 22nd, 
1864. Died in Andersonville prison 
November 19, 1864. Grave 12098. 



Miscellaneous Soldiers. 
Augustine, Hieronimus, a member of 
Capt. Clark's Co., was a weaver and 
lived near Selinsgrove as late as 
1800. 

Bolender, Joseph, presumably Civil War. 

Gift, Jacob, a resident of Snyder coun- 
ty, was killed at Fort Freelanc) 
along Warrior Run and is said to 
have been buried there. Thirteen 
soldiers had been killed and buried 
there and Mr. Gift's father went 
to claim the body, but it being im- 
possible to identify the remains, the 
body was never removed to Snyder 
county. 

Derr, John, a soldier of the Revolution- 
ary war, died in Centre township, 
Union (now Snyder) county, Pa. .No- 
vember 27, 1846, aged 93 years, 3 
months and 29 days. * Taken from 
New Berlin Union Star, Dec. 2, 
1846. He enlisted Aug. 25, 1776, Capt. 
Benj. Weiser's Co., German regt., 
Col. Nicholas Houseaker; pensioner, 
private, P. M. Apr. 2, 1833, age 81, 
lived in Union Co. (Pa. Ar. 3rd se- 
ries 23 — 541) pensioner, 1 Union Co. 
1840, aged 86. 

Dell, Leonard, Cumru, private Capt. Pet- 
er Decker's Co. taken Nov. 16, 1776, 
died in Penn Township., now Snvder 
County, ante 1792. Vol. 2, Page 183. 
Pa. Archives. 

Ewig, Christian, aged 60 years, (in 
1820) enlisted in Sunbury, in Captain 
Weitzel's company, Colonel Miles 

Regiment, in April 1776, served one 
year and nine months, then re-en- 
listed at Sunbury in Capt. James 
Wilson's First Pennsylvania, Colonel 
James Chambers, in which he serv- 
ed until the close of the war. A 
wheel right by trade. 

Fisher, John, West's Co., and Col. Shee' 
3rd Pa. Bat. died in Penn Twp.. now 
Snyder County, 1792. Vol. II. Pg. 130, 
Pa. Archives. 

Furrer, Capt. Michael, Col. Patton's 
Battalion, Jan. 25, 1776: Vol. V. 6th 
Series Pg. 148. At South Amboy, 
Sept. 5, 1776. Pg. 150 Pa. Ar- 

chives. Probably from Berks Coun- 
ty. 



162 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



Gill, William, member of Capt. Clarke's 
Co., resided in Perm township. He 
died about 1820 in Beaver twp. Linn 
Annals of Buffalo Valley, p. 23, says 
of him, ''belonging to a regiment in 
Forbes' campaign, he was wounded 
in the leg at Grant's defeat, Sept. 
14, 1758, or in the attack on Bou- 
quet's camp at Loyalhanna, and 
made for home through the woods 
with a bullet in his leg. He lived 
mostly on wild grass on the way. 
Reaching Penns Creek, he stopped, 
married a German woman there and 
settled. When during war of 1812, 
one of his sons were drafted and for 
some reason could not go, the old 
man went with him to Sunbury, and 
asked to be substituted for his son. 
The board rewarded his patriotism 
by discharging his son. 1768 he was 
living in Penn Twp., Cumberland Co. 
a freeman: he came originally from 
Bucks Co. 

Hackenburg, Joseph, son of Peter, en- 
listed in the Civil War from Center 
township, never returned. 

Hain, Jno., Capt. Clarke's Co., resided 
in Penn township. 

Hessler, John, a member of Capt. 
Clarke's Co., resided near Kratzer- 
ville. 

Hessler, Michael, a member of Capt. 
Clarke's Co., resided near Kratzer- 
ville. 

Hessler, William, member of Capt. 
Clarke's Co. resided near Kratzer- 
ville. The church at that place is 
named after the Hessler' s. 

Harpster, Jacob, a member of Capt, 
Clarke's Co., resided in Beaver twp. 

Hummel, Jacob, said to be buried in 
the old Lutheran Cemetery, Selins- 
grove, born Feb. 21, 1756, died Feb. 
22, 1832, aged 76 years and 1 day. 

Kerstetter, Geoige, blacksmith, aged 64, 
resided in Washington township in 
.1820. He Tserved four years in Capt. 
Burkhart's Company, Col. Hunseck- 
er's regiment. Children, Jacob and 
Dorothy. Wife's name was Eliza- 
beth. In 1785-6 he was assessed in 
Penn township with 200 acr«s. An: 
25, 1810 he received a warrant for 
29 acres in Northumberland county, 
and another warrant March 2b, l*i!!v 
He lived in Perry twp. Union coun- 
ty, 1821. (Pa. Ar. 5th series 3 — 
829) 

Knarr, Frank, Co. G., 147th Regt., kill- 
ed and buried at Chancellorsville. 

Kerbach, Antoine, d Beaver Twp., Nor- 
, thumberland Co., 1792; Penna. pr. in 
Col. Hazen's Regt. (Pa. ar. 5th— 3— 
779) 

Kuhn, Lewis, of Centerville, left for 
the Civil War and never returned. 

Loss, David, of Centerville, returned 
from the Civil War, but later left 
for Texas and has not been heard 
from since. 

Miller, George, Name appearrs on the 
TJ. S. Pension list, April 28. 1834. 
from Union county. He is buried 
in Row's cemetery Salem. Pa. born 
April 18, 1733 and died Mav 1, 1R3B. 
Also as pensioner these records: 
Pensioner, P. M. pr. Union Co., Ap. 
28, 1834, aged 74 years (Pa. Ar. 3rd 
series, 23 — 541); Also pensioner, Uni- 
on Co., in 1840, aged 81 (Linn's An- 
nals of Buffalo Vallev, 537. Two 



members of the D. A. R., No. 7444 
and No. 15916 trace back to George 
Miller (1761-1S44)M. Catherine Mark- 
le. It is said that George Miller 
took the place of his brother as 
soldier under Capt. Henry Wright 
in 1777, and served as a teamster 
in 1778; also that he survived to 
receive a pension. 

Miller, Reuben, Co. G., 147th Regt, kill- 
ed and buried at Chancellorsville. 

Meiser, Henry, private for 6 days in 
Lt. Jacob Bard's Co. of Northd. Co., 
militia, 1780; received depreciation 
pay, Northd. Co., militia; 1 Penn 
Twp., 1778—1787. 

Mussleman, Joseph, Co. H., 147th Regt., 
killed and buried at Chancellorsville. 

Patterson, Murdock, Rev. soldier, pr. 
2nd Penna., Col. Stewart; 1 Beaver 
Twp., 1793— Pa. Ar. 5th-2-S85. 

Price, Thomas, was a sergeant in Capt. 
Casper Weitzel's Company, first 
battallion of Penna. Regiment of 
Riflemen commanded by Col. Samuel 
Miles. Sergeant Price is said to 
have ended his days in a small log 
house, on Water street, Sellnsgrove. 
It seems he was carried to Halifax, 
Nova Scotia. He made his escape 
traveling through the vast forests 
intervening between that country 
and the nearest American settle- 
ments. In a letter to Hon. Samuel 
McC*lay, member of Congress at 
Philadelphia, dated Penn's Township, 
Dec. 4, 1798, written in a very good 
hand he complains that he had been 
three times elected colonel, beating 
Charles Drum twice and Frederick 
Evans once and yet had not beer 
commissioned, because, as he says 
it was alleged he was too poor for 
such a post. He says: "I settled in 
these parts before the war and have 
resided here ever since, except while 
I was out in the army. T enlisted 
in Capt. Weitzel's company and was 
wounded and taken prisoner at thf 
Battle of Long Tsland. T underwent 
many hardships, but at last found 
means to escape, returned to the 
army and served my time out; was 
honorably discharged, and never re- 
ceived my pay. Soon after my re- 
turn home I was elected adjutant, 
and continued in that post many 
years. Afterwards was elected ma- 
jor." 

Roush, Casper, A. Rev. soldier; I Penn 
Twp., 1778—1787; 1 Penn Twp, one 
mile north of Freeburg in 1770. 

Reger, Elias, enlisted in May 1775, Capt. 
Geo. Nagle's company Col. Thomp- 
son, first rifle regiment. In the 
siege of Boston. Discharged at 
Long Tsland, in June 1776. Cooper 
by trade. 77 years old. (in 1820). 
May be a relative of Adam Rener, 
founder of Adamsburg. He lived in 
Penn Twp. 1778-87, taxable. 

Schoch, Matthias Michael, known as 
Michael, buried in Rows cemetery 
Salem, in Penn Twp., was a mem- 
ber of Capt. Clarke's Co., born Dec 
16. 1738, died Mav 12, 1812. 

Shadel, Henry, b. Wurtemberg, Ger- 
many, Oct. 22, 1752, d. Jan. 21, 1822. 
Buried with his wifefMaria Ohlinger 
to whom he was married in Berks 
Co.) Grubb's Church, Chapman. 
Teamster in Rev. War. 



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163 



Smith, Adam, was a teamster during- the 
Revolution. He had a son, Adam, Jr 
who moved to Beaver township, Sny- 
der county. His descendants are 
living in the west end of Snyder 
County now. John, another son of 
Adam, Sr., died at Beavertown. One 
daughter married Maize; another 
daughter married Steffy Touchman. 
He was buried in Dreisbaugh's Cem- 
etery, Union Co. He was still living 
in 1820. 

Swartzlander, Conrad, was a pensioner 
from Center twp., in 1840. He may 
have been in the Revolutionary oi 
perhaps the war of 1812. 

Stahlnecker, Andrew, enlisted from 

Franklin township in the Civil War, 
returned from the army, but lefl 
afterwards and never returned. 

Stahlnecker, Levi, Mexican "War, died 
at Vera Cruz.. Received 160 acres 
of land in 1S45 in payment for ser- 
vices rendered. 

Walter, Abraham, son of Daniel P., en- 
listed in the Civil War from Cen- 
ter twp., about 1862, last heard 
from at Anderson ville. 

Wheiper, Henry, Co. F., 131st Regt., 
killed in Army and buried at Win- 
chester. 



SNYDER COUNTY IN THE 

SPANISH AMERICAN WAR 



COLDEST DAY IN TWENTY-NINE 
YEARS 



Republished from POST, Jan. 7, 1904 

Tuesday morning, January 5, wa- 
ttle coldest day in this locality since 
1873. The mercury at the POST 
Pointing Office disappeared in the 
bulb before midnight. Other ther- 
mometers in the county registered 
below zero as follows: 

Middleburg, ' 

Paxtonville, 

Shamokin Dam, 

Richfield, 

McClure, 

Kreamer, 

Salem, 

T'ort Trevorton, 

Selinsgrove Weather Bureau, 

Selinsgrove Junction, 

p pnns Creek, 

Troxelville, 

The Middleburg POST of Feb. 6. 
1873, says: "During the past few 
days the weather has been the cold- 
est experienced in this part of the 
country for a number of years. Last 
Wednesday night being the coldest in 
the memory of the 'oldest inhabi- 
tants'. On Thursday morning in this 
nlnce the thermometer indicated 30 
degrees below zero. Jacob Hartman, 
of Penr.s Creek, says that it was 36* 
^eprees below zero at that time in 
Centreville. This evidently was Jan. 
30, and 31, 1873. 



23- 


-30. 


28- 


-30. 


20- 


-33. 




28. 


19- 


-24 


22- 


-30. 


13- 


-20. 


10- 


-20. 


1U, 


22. 




28. 




24. 




26. 



Republished from the POST of 
August 15, 1898. 

In the records of the Adjutant 
General's department of Pennsyl- 
vania, Snyder County has not credit 
for a single volunteer in the Spanish- 
American army. Snyder County has 
not sent out a company and hence 
has credit for nothing, while at the 
same time she has quite a number of 
her loyal sons in the service. We 
do not think that we can name all of 
these, but we shall name all that we 
can recall and trust that our friends 
will send the names of those we do not 
have in the list given below: 

G. M. Clelan, Middleburg, Co. C, 
12th Pa. Vols. 

Harry Specht, Middleburg, 12th Pa. 
Vols. 

A. Shambach, Middleburg, Co. A., 
12 th Pa. Vols. 

C. O. Lenig, Kreamer, Co. E., 12th 
Pa. Vols. 

J. D. Bucher, Selinsgrove, Co. E., 
12th Pa. Vols. 

Amon Kempfer, Selinsgrove, Co. 
— ., 10th Pa. Vols. 

R. S. Heintzelman, Kreamer, Regu- 
lar Army. 

Lieut. James Hughes, Kantz, Regu- 
lar Army. 

Sergt. S. V. Ulsh, McClure, Co. D., 
10th Pa. Vols. 

Henry Meek, Port Trevorton, Wag- 
on Master. 

Sergt. H. H. Bower, Middleburg, 
Co. L., 5th P. V. 

Rev. J. C. Shindel, Selinsgrove, 
Chaplain 4th O. 

Simon Snyder, Selinsgrove, Regu- 
lar Army. 

Bryant Bower, Middleburg, Musi- 
cian, 12th Regt. 

Percival Snook, McClure, Co. — 
5th Regt. 

Milton Spigelmyer, McClure, Co. — 
5th Regt. 

Wm. Krebs, McClure, Co. — 5th 
Regt. 

Dr. W. H. Ulsh, Selinsgrove, Navy 
Sureeon. 

Thaddeus Fox, Port Trevorton, 
Regular Army. 

H>rrv Mullner, Port Trevorton, 
21st U.*S. Inf. 

Edward Wallace, Chapman, twp.. 
Regular Army. 

Mr. Goy, Freeburg, Regular Army. 



164 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



PENNS TOWNSHIP SETTLERS 
PRIOR TO 1800 



Perms township in colonial times 
covered all the territory now in Sny- 
der county except Monroe township, 
part of the townships of Brown, near- 
ly all of Armagh and Decatur in Mil- 
flin county and the southern portions 
of Hartley and Lewis in Union. 
Penns township when Northumber- 
land county was erected 1772, began 
at the mouth of Mahantongo creek; 
thence, by the county line, to Meteer's 
Spring; thence with same line, to the 
top of Tussey's mountain; thence 
along the top thereof, easterly to 
Penns Creek; thence down the creek 
to its mouth; thence down the river 
to the place of beginning. This 
boundary ran along the present line 
of Snyder county; thence to the north 
line of Mifflin county, at the corner 
of the present townships of Jack- 
son and Brown. 

In 1768, when Penns township, was 
in Cumberland county, the assess- 
ment books at Carlisle show the fol- 
lowing lists of inhabitants: John Au- 
miller, Philip Aumiller, William Bly- 
the, Jacob Carpenter, George Down- 
er, Adam Ewig, George Gabrial, Jacob 
Hammersly, John Lee, Arthur Moody, 
Michael Regar, George Rine, John 
Reighbough, junior and senior, 
Michael Rodman, Casper Reed, Frede- 
rick Stump, (who is taxed with one 
negro,) Peter Straub, Adam Stephen, 
and Andrew Shafer. The freeman 
are John McCormick, William Gill, 
Edward Lee, and Joseph Reynolds. 

Of these early settlers I can fix 
the locality of but few. William 
Blythe lived at the mouth of Middle 
creek; Adam Ewig on the creek just 
above App's mill; George Gabrial on 
the site of Selinsgrove; Frederick 
Stump where Middleburg now stands; 
Peter Straub at Straubstown; Will- 



iam Gill on Tuscarora creek, not far 
from New Berlin. The latter came 
originally from Bucks county. Be- 
longing to a regiment in Forbes' cam- 
paign, he was wounded in the leg in 
Grant's defeat, September 14, 1758, 
or in the attack on Bouquet's camp, 
at Loyalhanna, and made for home, 
through the woods, with a bullet in 
his leg. He lived mostly on wild 
grass on the way. Reaching Penn's 
creek, he stopped, married a Ger- 
man woman there, and settled. He 
served in Captain Clarke's company 
the winter of 1776 — 7, and when, 
during the war of 1812, one of his 
sons was drafted, and for^some rea- 
son could not go, the old man went 
with him to Sunbury, and asked to 
be substituted for his son. The 
board rewarded his patriotism by dis- 
charging his son. He died in Bea- 
ver township, about the year 1820, 
leaving a large family of boys. His 
grandson Jacob was a member of Cap- 
tain Middleswarth's Company, in 
1814. 

1771 
The assessment of Penn's town- 
ship contains this year the names of 
the following additional settlers; 
Frederick Albright, Thomas Allen, 
Tobias Bickle, Henry Bower, Robert 
Boyd, Tobias Bickle, junior; Michael 
Beidenbau gh, William Burchard. 
Abraham Billman, George Bowerman, 
Peter Druckenmiller, Widow Dowd, 
Michael Egulph, John Foutz, George 
Herrold, Joseph Jacobs, Michael Kers- 
tetter, Bostian Kerstetter, Andrew 
Moor, Jacob Myer, Robert Moody.. 
Edward McConnel, William Nees, 
John Regenbach, Junior; Michael 
Stoke, Michael Swingle, Harman Sny- 
der, Michael Weaver, George Miller, 
Ulsh, Freeman; Casper 



Andrew 

Snyder, Conrad Hayslick, and Michael 

Foutz. 



SETTLERS 1772 — 1776 



165 



1772 

Additional residents in Penn's 
township: Abraham Clements, Mich- 
ael Hawn, Henry Miser, George Mil- 
ler, John Swartz, Melchior Stock, 
Adam Steffy, Simon Scouden, widow 
of Andrew Moore, Benjamin Ewig, 
Conrad Hafflich, John Reber. The 
first assessments of Penn's and Buf- 
falo, from the organization of the 
county down to 1775, seem to have 
been lost when the records were for- 
warded to Paxton, during the great 
runaway. List of settlers cannot, 
therefore, be given for the three years 
intervening. 

1776 

The following inperfect list of the 
inhabitants of Penn's township is 
taken from the duplicate of Christian 
Seecrist, collector for this year, dup- 
licate being mutilated: Adams, Geo.; 
Albright, Jacob; Albright, Fred 
rick, Arnold, Casper Arnold, 
Lawrence; Augustine, Hieronimus. 
Ault, Michael; Bait, Adam; Bander, 
Adam; Baker, Wm. ; Berst, Peter; 
Bear, Jacob; Bickle, Tobias; Bom- 
berger, John; Bower, Peter; Bower, 
Henry; Bright, John; Bressler, Nich- 
olas; Brouse, Jon.; Brau, Martin; 
Bombach, Geo.; Jon; Hassinger. Jac. ; 
Hostirman, Peter; Hosterman, Jacob, 
junior; Jacobs, Joseph; Jorday, Peter; 
Jordan, Philip; Jost, Casper; Kers- 
tetter, Michael; Kerstetter, Bastian; 
Keller, Michael; Kebler, John; Kline, 
Andrew: Kline. Jacob; Kline, George; 
Kline, Stophel; Kroo, Godfrey; Kre- 
mer, Peter: Kremer, Daniel; Gray- 
bill, (Krebill,) John; Kreger, Henry: 
KraiL, Michael; Laudenslager, Geo.; 
Seiver, Adam, inmate, Lewis, John, 
inmate; L e p ley, Michael; Leist, 
David; Lemley, Leonard; Livingood, 
Jacob; Lively, John; Livengood, F. ; 
Livey, Peter; Lowrey, George; Long, 
Christian; Livengood, George; Maur- 
er, Lawrence; Maurer, Peter; Man- 



ning, Richard; Markley, Peter; Mark- 
ley, Simeon; Martin, Frederick; Mens- 
ch, Charles; Menich, Simeon; Meiser, 
Michael; Meiser, John; Meiser, John; 
Meese, Thomas; Miser, Henry; Miller, 
Henry; Miller, Christian; Miller, 
Frederick; Miller, Dewalt; Miller, 
George; Moon, William ;Moon, Casper, 
junior; Motz, George, inmate; Motz, 
John; Moore, Andrew; Moon, Casper, 
senior; Motz, Michael; Mull, An- 
thony; Murry, Alexander; Myer, Jac- 
ob, junior; Myer, Jacob, senior; 
Myer, Alexander; Myer, Stophel; Mc- 
Queen, John; McKean, William; New- 
comer, Francis; Nees, William; New- 
man, Jacob; Neff, Jacob; O'Brein, 
Patrick; Puff, Dewall; Pyle, Peter; 
Reger, Michael; Reed, John; Reager, 
Adam, junior; Reichenbach, John, 
senior; Reichenbach John, junior; 
Reed, Casper; Ream, John; Riddle, 
Yost; Richart, Henry; Righter, Chris- 
tain; Right, Ellis; Row, George; Row, 
George, junior; Row, John; Row, 
Martin; Roush, Casper; Roush, Geo.; 
Robert, John; Rush John; Ryne. 
Henry; Sense, Frederick; Seecrist. 
Christain; Schrock, John; Schrock, 
George; Shaffer, Peter; Shaffer, An- 
drew; Shaffer, Ludwig; Sharrett, Jac- 
ob; Sherrick, John; Shedderly, An- 
drew; S h a 1 1 e n b erger, Lawrence; 
Shock, Mathias; Simeon, Joseph; 
Smith, John; Smith, Nicholas; Snyder, 
Harman; Snyder, Simon; Snyder, 
Anthony; Snider, John; Snevely, 
Abraham; Swift, John; Spayd, Jacob* 
Spees, Jacob; Stees, Jacob; Steel, 
Jacob; Steel, John; Stephen, Adam, 
Stinley, Daniel; Stigleman, Jacoo; 
Straup, Peter; Strayer, Mathias, 
Strump, Casper; Stroam, Christain; 
Stock, Melchior; Summerouser, Hen- 
ry; Sutton, Stephen; Swengle, Mich, 
ael; Swartz, John; Swift, John, 
Swoab, George; Trester, Martin, 
junior; Trester, Michael; Trucken- 
miller, Peter; Troutner, George; Ul- 
rich, George; Wales, John; Wallace, 



166 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



Samuel; Walter, Ludwig; Walter, Jac- 
ob; Warfel, Henry; Weaver, Michael; 
Weiser, Peter, Senior; Weiser, Benja- 
min, Esquire; Weirich, Peter; Weir- 
ich, William; Whitmer, Peter; Whit- 
more, Michael; Wittenmyer, An 
drew; Wittenmyer, Ludwig; Wing, 
Hugh; Wise, George; Worrah, or 
Woodrow, Ludwig; Zellar, John; Zer- 
bach, Bartel; Zimmerman, Stophel; 
Zanzinger, Adam. Single men — 
Bickle, Simon, Dellman, Andrew; Dill, 
Leonard; Dunkle, Charles; Garret, 
Henry; Havelock, Jacob; Isenhower 
Frederick; Kremer, Daniel; Kerstet- 
ter, Martin; List, Andrew; Maxwell, 
James; Meshall, Daniel; Miller, Con- 
rad; Myst, John; Rickert, John; 
Stroup, John; Snider, Stophel; Stock, 
Peter; Weaver, John; Zeller, Henry. 

1778 
Aumiller, Philip; Bader, George 
Bartges, Christopher; Bearsh, Peter; 
Begel, Thomas; Benford, George; 
Billman, Abraham; Bickle, John; 
Bornson, Catherine; Bowerman, Geo.; 
Bowerman, John; Borald, Adam; 
Bowersox, Paul ; Boreminginan 
Peter; Bollinger, Adam; Braucht, 
Daniel; Brenard, Francis; Buchtel, 
John. 

1778 
Bumbach, George, senior; Byerly, 
Anthony; Carrol, Hugh; Clemens, 
Abraham; Conrad, George; Dauber- 
man, Christain;Deininger, Frederick; 
Eberhart, Frederick; Eckart, Jacob; 
Fannery, Benjamin; Fisher, Jacob; 
Fisher, Adam; Fiddler, Stephen; 
Foulke, Jacob; Fry, John; Gast, Chris- 
tain ; Gay, Frederick; Gemberling r 
Paul; Gemberling Jacob; Gill, Will- 
iam; Giltner, Jacob; Gillan, Moses; 
Gift, Adam; Glass, George; Gundy. 
Peter; Hafer, Andrew; Hains, John: 
Hampshire, John; Harmin, Henry; 
Hassinger, Herman; Havelock. Con- 
rad; Hawn, Michael; Hendershot. Cas- 



per; Herrold, Simon; Herrold, George, 
a grist mill; Hess, Mathias; Hoster- 
man, Jacob; Houser, Mathias; Kern. 
Yost; Keister, Martin; Knippenberg- 
er, Paul; Kline, David; Krain, Hugh; 
Laudenslager, Ferdy; Lepley; Jacob; 
Lever, Adam; Lower, Peter; McAteer, 
Robert; McCabe, Edward; Magill, 
Valentine; Manning, Simeon, senior 
and junior; Maris, William; Miller, 
Conrad; Miller Dewart, sawmill; Mil- 
ler, Sigamund; MitchelL Daniel; 
Mockell, Nicholas; Molly, Anthony; 
Moon, John, one grist mill; Moon, 
Casper, junior; Moore, Andrew, two 
mills; Moyer, Jacob; Moyer, Charles; 
Mower, Michael; Musser, John; Nees, 
Thomas; Netz, Ludwig; Oatly. Ed 
ward; Paul, Dewalt; Philips, Benja- 
min; Reed, John; Reger, John; Rei- 
ber, John; Richter, Christena; Rine. 
Henry; Rorabaugh, Simon; Roush. 
Jacob; Roush, John; Seechrist, Chris- 
tian, saw-mill; Sherk, John; Shirtz 
Jacob; Shock, Jacob; Shoop, George- 
Snyder, Christopher; Spangler, An- 
drew; Spengle, Zachariah; Stock. 
Peter; Stock, Michael; Stoke, George, 
Stum, Abraham, junior; Swineford, 
Albright, one grist and saw-mil 1 .: 
Thomas. John; Trester, George; Tren- 
ter, Martin; Trester, Jacob; Weirich, 
William; Weiser, Philip; Weiser, 
John; Welsh, John; Willis, John: 
Wittenmyer, Andrew; Woodrow. 
Simeon; Yost, Casper; Zimmerman. 
Christopher. 

1780 
Among the residents of Penn twp., 
in T780 we note the following names: 
Barnard, France; Bart, Jacob; Bart- 
ges, Stophel: Beard, William; Berts, 
Benjamin; Bickard, John; Bickle. 
Thomas; Bickle, Simon, distillery; 
Bickle, Tobias, distillery; Bickle, Jac- 
ob; Borald, Adam; Bolender, Adam, 
senior; Bolender, Adam, junior; Bom- 
biugh. widow; Borer, Peter; Bower, 
Peter; Bunker, Abraham; Carstette;-, 



SETTLERS 1780 — 1785 



167 



Martin; Cline, Jacob; Cline, Andrew; 
Coleman, John; Collins, Moses; Co- 
penberger, Paul; Crow, Godfrey; 
Deaner, George; Deininger, Jacob; 
Dowdle, widow, (widow of Captain 
Dowdle;) Dreese, Joseph; Eberhart, 
Bernard; Egeh, William; Evans, 
John; Faucy, Benjamin; Fisher, Abra- 
ham; Freyburg; Ludwig; Gan, Frede- 
rick; Gaws, Christian; Ginney, (wea- 
ver;) Graybill, Christain; Green 
John; Graybill, John; Guyer, Valen- 
tine; Hains, John; Harman, John, 
Heffling, Conrad; Hermon, Henry; 
Hoan, Michael, senior; Hornberger, 
Charles; Hooks, Stephen; Horn, Sam- 
uel, Kemerer, Peter; Kemerer, Dan- 
iel; Kerstetter, Leonard; Kerstetter, 
widow; Keral, Hugh; Kettleman, 
David; Kreek, Philip; Kreek, Jacob; 
Koch, Daniel; Label, Jacob; Leist, 
David; Liber, Adam; McTaget, Billy; 
Manning, John; Manning, Richard; 
Mateer, Robert; Meikle, Simeon; Mat- 
tig, Daniel; Merkley, George, Motz. 
Michael; Meyer John; Meyer, Chas.. 
distillery; Mogel, Valentine; Moon, 
Thomas; Moon, James; Moore. An- 
drew, four hundred and seventy-nine 
acres of land, oil-mill, two distilleries, 
one grist mill and one saw-mill; Mor- 
ton, Jacob; Mull, Anthony; Neyman, 
Jacob; Newcomer, Peter; Nitz, Philip; 
Nitz, John; Ogden, Joseph; Oudly, 
Edward; Peters, Michael; Reybert, 
John, senior; Reger, Elias; Reger, 
Michael; Reichenbaugh, Jacob; Reed, 
Casper, saw-mill; Reihm, Henry; Ret- 
zel, Youst; Reit, John; Ritchie, Rob- 
ert; Rodgers, John; Roush, Jacob; 
Row, Martin, junior; Row, Ludwig; 
Ryhart, John; Schock, George; Sch- 
ock, John; Shaffer, George; Shar- 
rer, Michael; Shoemaker, Peter: 
Smith, Stephen; Snyder, Thomas; 
Stees, Jacob, grist and saw-mill; 
Steffy, Adam; Straub, John; Styer, 
Henry; Styers, Jacob; Sutton, Zacn- 
ariah; Swineford, John; Swineford, 
Albright, six hundred and eighty 
acres, and gristmill; Tremgel, Peter; 



Trenkle, Matthias; Truckenmiller, 
Frederick; Ulrich, George, junior: 
Woodward, Simon; Zellner, John. 

1781 

Anderson, William, tan-yard; Ar- 
nold, Casper; Arnold, Widow; Camp- 
bell, Clary, (tenant on Charles Gem- 
berling's place,) he was from Bald 
Eagle settlement; Cripps, John; Dill- 
man, Andrew; Espert, Widow; Gray- 
bill, John, non-juror; Gast, Christian; 
Grow, Godfrey; Gillen, William; 
Hafflich, Jacob; Heiner, Frederick; 
Hauser, John; Hessler, William; Has- 
singer, Frederick; Jordan, Benjamin; 
Jost, Widow; Kester, Peter; Kerk, 
Michael; Kinney, Jacob; Kohler, An- 
drew; Lepley, Jacob; Miller, Adam; 
Miller, Simon ; Maddox, Richard ; Mer- 
kel, Peter; Meraby, Edward; Pickard 
John; Potter,. James, two slaves; Re- 
pass, Jacob ; Showers, Michael, tenant 
of Jacob Stees; Stephen, Adam; 
Shaw, William; Shetterly, John; Wit- 
mer, Peter; Woods, Joseph. 

1782 

George Herrold is assessed with 
two mills and a ferry; Tobias Bickle, 
senior, with a tanyard; William An- 
derson, tanyard. Additional resi- 
dents: Frederick Bubb, Frederick 
Guy, (non-juror,) Andrew Gift, John 
Rush. 

1783 

Boop, George; Moore, George; 
Pyle, George; Sherk, John; Weaver, 
Michael. Widow Stees is taxed with 
grist and saw-mill. 

1785 

Arbogast, John; Dreis, Jacob, Her- 
rold, Simon, ferry and grist-mill: 
Miller, Dewalt, saw>-mill; Pontius. 
John; Pontius, Peter; Schoolmaster, 
Abel; Shipton, Thomas; Shisley, Jac- 
ob; Sinclair, Duncan; Smith, David; 
Selin & Snyder, store, negro slave, 
and forty acres of land; Speakman, 
J?mes; Stoll, Mathias; Swineford, 
John; Vanhorn, Daniel; Weiand, 
Jacob ; Witmer, Peter, with ferry. 



168 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



1786 

Auple, Jonas; Bolender; Adam, 
junior; Bossier, George; Businger, 
Conrad; Dauberman, Christian; De- 
vore, Abraham; Garmon, John; Gem- 
berling, Jacob; Giltner, Jacob; Gross 
Henry; Gruber, Christain; Mertz, 
Philip; Nerhood, Henry; Winkelpleck, 
Henry. 

1788 
Bickle, Tobias, grist-mill; Brown- 
lee, William; Bowerman, Daniel; 
Buchtell, John; Carstetter, Bostian; 
Eberhart, Philip; Howell, Adam; Kay, 
Frederick; Koons, John; Meiser. 
Henry, saw-mill; Miller, Widow, saw- 
mill; Miller, Benjamin; Notestone. 
John; Neiman, Weiand; Pyle, George, 
distillery and saw-mill; Quinn, Will- 
iam; Quinn, Thomas; Rush, Daniel; 
Shipton, Thomas, distillery; Shock, 
Jacob, grist and saw-mill; Snyder, S. , 
Spade, David; Spade, Jacob; Swine- 
ford, George. 

1790 
Evans, Frederick; Metterling, Bal- 
tzer; Reiber, John; Stees, Frederick; 
Snyder, John S. ; Weirick, Peter, 
Zerber, Peter; Snyder, Simon, (son 
of Henry.) 

1791 
Adam, Widow; Berry, Jacob; Bis- 
hop, Jacob; Grove, Adam; Goy Fred- 
erick, distillery; Gwynn, Hugh; Heim- 
bach, Peter; Housel, Peter; Oberdorf, 
Andrew, grist and saw-mill to An- 
thony Selin; Snyder, John, tan-yard: 
Stees, Frederick, grist, saw, and oil 
mill; Thornton, John; Witmer, Peter, 
distillery, ferry, and saw-mill. 
1793 
App, Mathias; Aurand, Daniel; 
Bastian, Daniel, Michael, and George, 

Blasser, ; Burchfield, Charles; 

Clements, Peter; Dusing, Nicholas 
and John; Gable, Frederick; Grogg, 
Peter, saw-mill; Hager, John, saw- 
mill ; Hershey, John ; Highlands, John ; 



Hoffer, Elizabeth, Hummel, George, 
Adam; Jasemsky, Reverand, Freaer 
ick, William; Kern, Mathias; Kendig, 
Jacob ; Krebs, John ; McKinney, Abra- 
ham; Nyhart, David; Pfiel, Henry, 
saw-mill on Middlecreek; Ram, Nicho- 
las; Rhoads, Francis, junior; Shatz- 
burger, Christopher; Shawber, Christ- 
opher, junior; Silvcrwood, James; 
Snyder, John, tan-yard; Snyder, 
Simon, junior; Solt, David; Strausser, 
John N. ; Sutherland and Vanvalzah, 
grist and saw-mill on Penns Creek; 
Trester, Michael, saw-mill; Walter 
John, Jacob, junior, David, and 
Philip; Weirick, William, saw-mill; 
Witmer, Peter, junior, saw-mill; 
Wolfe, John and George, junior; 
Young, George; Zering, John. 

1794 
Drum, Charles, grist and saw-mili; 
Forey, Christain ; Hendricks, Samuel; 
Landis, George; Menges, Adam, grist 
and saw mill; Ott, George; Page, 
Abraham, still; Pawling, Joseph; 
Reish, Daniel, saw-mill; Ritter, Simon, 
still; Stober, William; Tryon. Fred- 
erick, fiddle; Wetzel, Philip. 

1795 
George Benfer, Michael Beaver, 
Peter Hackenburg, Samuel McClin- 
tock, Philip Youcum, (Big) John 
Kerstetter. 

1798 
John Binkomer, store-keeper; Jos- 
eph Barger, saw-mill; Adam Brause, 
saw, grist-mill, and distillery; John 
Dusing, shoe-maker and fiddler; Fred- 
erick Dreone, surgeon and fiddler; 
Michael Galer, saw-mill; Adam Fish- 
er, store-house and ferry; Henr> 
Haus, saw-mill; George Kessler, tan- 
ner; Valentine Laudenslager, grist- 
mill and store; Francis Rhoads, tav- 
ern, ferry, and store-house; John 
Swineford, tavern; Neal St. Clair, 
taxed with a negro; A Swineford, two 
mulattoes. 



SETTLERS 1799 



169 



1799 

Adams, John, weaver; Anderson, 
Jacob, innkeeper; Auple, Peter, inn- 
keeper; Balliet, Nicholas, tanner; 
Bard, Jacob, skin-dresser; Berger, 
Bostian, weaver; Berry, John, potter; 
Beyer, Christain, carpenter; Bleiler, 
David, mill-wright; Bloom, Henry, 
weaver; Bowersox, George A., mason; 
Bower, Philip, inn-keeper; Boyer, 
John, blacksmith; Bryan, George, 
tailor; Bucher, John, blacksmith; 
Bull, Nicholas, tailor; Bum, Peter. 
saw-mill; Clymer, Isaac, shoemaker; 
Cooper, Martin, cooper; Dauberman. 
John, carpenter; Deitz, Jacob, black- 
smith; Engel, George, weaver; Epler, 
John, nailor; Esterlin, Frederick, car- 
penter; Etzweiler, George, potter; 
Filman, John, Weaver; Fisher, Peter, 
weaver; Frey, David, shoe-maker, 
Fuehrer, Joseph, tobacconist; Gaugh- 
ler, Nicholas, gunsmith; Gemberling, 
Jacob, nailor; Gemberling, George, 
carpenter; Giltner, Christain, carpen- 
ter; Grove, Richard, saddler; Grub, 
John, carpenter; Hackenberg, John, 
carpenter; Hager, John, died; Haines, 
John and George, wheel-wrights; Har- 
land, Thoma^, miller; Holtzapple. 
Henry, miller; Hummel, Jacob, dis- 
tiller; Hummel, Frederick, shoe- 
maker; Kelly, John, carpenter; Krat- 
zer, Benjamin, shoe-maker; Kreider, 
Isaac, carpenter; Kuhn, Jacob, weav- 
er; Leist, Andrew, mason; Long, 
Peter, shoe-maker; Maurer, John, 
nailor; Merkel, George, turner; Mey- 
er, John, son of Stephen, shoe-maker; 
Meyer, Jacob, son of Stephen, tailor; 
Miller, George, tailor; Neaman, Peter, 
fiddler; Nelson, John, tailor; Ober- 
dorf, Hanry, mason; Oswald, John, 
tailor; Row, John and Frederick, mas- 
ons; Rupp, George, carpenter; Shear- 
er, Andrew, blacksmith; Shock, Jac- 
ob, blacksmith; Sns'der, John, tailor; 
Snyder, George, shoe-maker; Snyder, 
George, inn-keeper; Snyder, Simon, 
junior, inn-keeper; Spade, Geo., 
mason; Straw, Andrew, hatter; 



Stump, Jacob, shoe-maker; Wales. 
James, mill-wright; Weiseu, Benja- 
min, tailor; Weikel, Christain, tailor; 
Werlin,Michael, ferry ana saw-mill; 
Westman, Jacob, Carpenter; Witten- 
moyer, Michael, clock-maker; Wolf, 
Philip, mill-wright; Yoder, Henry, 
carpenter; Yoder, Jacob, potter. 

Names of the Residents of Beaver 
Township, taken from an Assessment 
made by Daniel Hassinger, in April, 
1789: 

Albright, Jacob; Aupel, Peter; 
Barnes, John; Beak, Frederick, 
Beard, Jacob; Bell, George; Bopp, 
Conrad; Boutch, Anthony, distillery: 
Breiner, Philip; Breisenger, Conrad; 
Carrel, Hugh; Carrel, Frederick; 
Christy, James; Clark, James; Dein- 
inger, Frederick; Deward, Francis; 
Dido, Frantz; Diese, Michael; Dries, 
John; Dries Jacob; Dries, Peter; 
Everhart, Barnard; Everhart, Fred- 
erick; Gift, Adam; Gooden, Moses; 
Gothers, Henry; Grim, Jacob; Hall, 
Matthew; Hartz, John; Hassinger. 
Jacob; Hassinger, Daniel, saw-mill; 
Hassinger, Frederick; Herbster, Dav- 
id; Houser, Jacob; Kern, Yost, (Jos- 
eph;) Kline, George; Kline, Christo- 
pher; Kline, Stophel; Kricks, Jacob; 
Krose, Henry; Krose, (Gross,) Henry, 
junior; Krose, Daniel; Laber, John; 
Lepley, Jacob; Lewis, Thomas; Man- 
ning, Nathan ; Mattox, Jacob ; Maurer, 
Michael; Maurer, Michael, junior; 
Meek, Andrew; Meek, Peter; Meyer, 
John; Meyer, John, (weaver;) Meyer, 
Mary; Michael, Jacob; Mook, George; 
Moon, Nathaniel; Moriarty, Francis; 
Mumma, John; Nerhood, Henry; New- 
comer, Peter; Nyer, Nicholas, grist- 
mill; Oatley, Edward; Oatley, Asa; 
Philips, Benjamin; Poe, Jacob; Reger, 
Adam; Reger, Elias; Reigelderfer, 
Adam; Roush, Jacob; Royer, Stephen; 
Royer, Bastian; Sharred, Jacob; Sny- 
ther, John; Snyder, Feter; Stock;, 
George; Straub, Andrew, grist-mill 
and two distilleries; Strayer, Mathias; 
Stroub, Jacob; Stull, Mathias; Stump, 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



William, distillery; Thomas, John; 
Thomas, George; Treminer, Paul; 
Vanhorn, Daniel; Walter, Jacob; 
Wannermacher, Casper; Watts, John; 
Weiss, Stophel, grist-mill. 

Names of the Residents of Beaver 
Township, taken from an Assessment 
made by Daniel Hassinger, in April, 
1789: 

Wiant, Jacob; Woods, John; Yost, 
Widow; Young, Matthew. Single 
men taxed ten shillings each: Collins, 
Joseph; Gift, Anthony; Gross, John; 
Hassinger, John; Hassinger, Henry; 
Lewis, Enos; Manning, Elisha; Man- 
ning, Nathan; Philips, Benjamin; 
Sherrard, George; Strayer, Mathias. 
1791 

Bopp, Conrad, hemp-mill; Collins, 
David; Edmunson, William; Hassing- 
er, Jacob, tan-yard; Johnston, John 
and James; Myer, Henry, grist and 
saw-mill; Myer, Jacob, tan-yard; 
Knepp, George; Sharrard, Jacob; 
grist and saw-mill; Wise, John, grist 
and saw-mill. 



1794 

Aurand, Henry and George; Cum- 
mings, James; Ewing, Thomas; 
Ewing, John; Gill, William; Hend- 
ricks, Jacob, mill; Harman, Samuel; 
Hileman, Adam, mill; Romich, Joseph; 
Shipton, Thomas; Shultz, John; 
Troxel, John; Wilson, Moore. 
1799 

Aurand, Daniel; Barlet, Jacob; 
Blompon, Conrad, mill; Cummings, 
John; Fry, Jacob and Abraham; Gil- 
man, Henry; Grosscope, Samuel; 
Heil, Daniel; Howell, John, funning- 
mill; Lehr, William; Manning, Rich- 
ard; Middlesworth, John; Miller, 
John; Peters, Jacob; Reigeldorf, 
Adam; Romig, Joseph, mills; Rote, 
Jacob and John; Smith, Adam; 
Steele, Adam; Sterninger, Dewalt; 
Wise, John, miller; Zerns, Jacob, 
paper mill. 

Single Men — Hoyn, Henry, in a 
store with Henry Aurand; Kern, 
Adam; Kern, Peter; Mussina, Zach- 
arias; Weber, John. 



PROMINENT SNYDER 



RANDOM ITEMS OF MEN ANO AFFAIRS DURING 
THE LAST CENTURY. 



Anthony Selin, founder of Selins- 
grove, was married Sunday, Aug. 2fi, 
1810, to Miss Catherine Yoner, of 
Sunbury. 

The same day, Conrad Weiser was 
married to Elizabeth Snyder, both 
of Penns township. 

Albright Swineford of this place 
was born, Feb. 16. 1728, and died 
Oct. 15, 1810. 

Conrad Weiser. the famous Indian 
Interpreter, who traveled through 
here, was born in Herrenberg, in 
Wittenberg, Germany Nov. 2, 1696 
and died July 13, 1760, aged 64 yrs., 
3 months, 3 weeks and 6 days. He 
is buried near Womelsdorf. 

June 11, 1818, John Snyder Esq., 



son of Gov. Snyder, was married to 
Miss Mary Kittera, daughter of Hon. 
John Wilkes Kittera, deceased. Jno. 
Snyder died at Selinsgrove, Aug. 15, 
1850. 

Ex-Governor. Simon Snyder, of 
Selinsgrove, was elected Senator of 
the Northumberland Union, etc. dis- 
trict without opposition in the fall of 
1818. He died Nov. 9, 1819 at 3 a. 
m., aged 70 years and 4 days. He 
was married three times: Elizabeth 
Michael, of Lancaster; second, June 
12, 1796. Catherine Antes; third, 
Oct. 16, 1814, to Mary Slough Scott 
of Harrisburg. She was a member 
of the Episcopal church and is said 
to have been the first person to start 
a sabbath school at Selinsgrove. 



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171 



George Kerstetter, a blacksmith, 
of Washington township, aged 64, 
served four years in the Revolution- 
ary war. in Qapt. Burkhart's Com- 
pany, Col. Hunsecker's Regiment. 
Children, Jacob and Dorothy. Wife's 
name was Elizabeth. 

Adam Smith, Jr., who was one of 
the earliest settlers at Beavertown, 
was the son of Adam Smith, Sr., 
who was a teamster in the Revolu- 
tion. John Smith another son also 
settled at Beavertown. The Smiths 
of the west end of the country art. 
largely of the descendants of these 
two brothers. 

March 28. 1822. At Selinsgrove, 
George A. Snyder, son of Gov. Sny- 
der, was married to Miss Ann Ellen, 
daughter of Stephen Duncan, deceas- 
ed 1812-23? 

1812-23 John Snyder's heirs 
brought a suit against Gov. Simon 
Snyder claiming 93 acres of land 
lying west of Penns Creek, . where 
Selinsgrove now stands. The prop- 
erty was struck down at public sale, 
Nov. 12, 1790 to Anthony Selin. Sr., 
who was married to Gov. Snyder's 
sister and was a partner with the Gov- 
ernor in a mill. Selin had intimidat- 
ed bidders at the sale and it was 
claimed that the Governor was in 
league with Selin to cheat the heirs 
of John Snvder out of the land at the 
de^th of Selin which occurred in 
1792. The land was sold at this 
sale by the administrators of John 
Snyder. 

April 7, 1825, by Rev. Fries, John 
Orwig, of Mifflinburg was married to 
Maria Bright. Oct. 6, by same, Dan- 
iel Apple, to Miss Susan Orwig of 
Mifflinburg. 

July 4, 1826, Jacob Swineford of 
this place was murdered in Lebanon. 
He and his son had taken 380 sheep 
to the city, most of which had been 
sold. He was knocked down at an 
alley on Hill street by three men 
and robbed of $400 or $500. A 
• purse of $80 was found on his per- 
son after the murder. 

Aug. 25, 1827. Lafayette Lodge, 
Free and Accepted Masons, New Ber- 
lin, appropriated $40 to the Greek 
Fund "to be applied in accelerat- 
ing the cause of liberty in Greece." 
Oct. 14 67 Masons appeared in re- 
galia in' Masonic procession at New 
Berlin. This was during the anti- 
Masonic period. 



Feb. 24, 1827, Thomas Shipton, 
Esq., died in Middleburg, aged 74 
years. He officiated as justice of 
the peace for upwards of thirty years 
and was very highly esteemed. 

April 13, 1827, The borough of 
Selinsgrove was incorporated. 

Dec. 24, 1827, Hon. Ner Middles- 
warth was chosen speaker of the 
House of Representatives of Penna. 
May 1829, James F. Linn survey- 
ed and laid out the river road from 
Lewisburg to Selinsgrove. 

Sept. 18, 1834, an indignation 
meeting was held in New Berlin find- 
ing fault with the Legislature for 
passing a law providing for com- 
mon schools. Prominent among the 
kickers were: George Kremer, Peter 
Richter, Frederick Kremer, Henry C. 
Eyer and many others. 

1834-5. The winter was very se- 
vere. On Shade Mountain, a pack of 
20 wolves were found frozen after 
the melting of the snow. They ap- 
r»e?red to have huddled together, per- 
haps exhausted with a long march, 
and perished of cold and hunger. 

1840. Conrad Swartzlander, aged 
85, of Centre township was a U. S. 
pensioner. 

Jan. 8, 1844. The new Lutheran 

church at Selinsgrove was dedicated. 

Oct 30, 1845. Frederick Binga- 

man died in Beaver township at the 

age of 90 years. 

Jacob App, Selinsgrove, was a sol- 
dier in the Mexican War.. Co. C. 
Second Regiment, died at San Fran- 
cisco. Cal. in Oct. 1849, aged 24. 

1802. The following named per- 
ons resided in Middleburg or Swine- 
fordstown: John Aurand, joiner; 
John Fnler; David Frv, shoemaker; 
Jacob Fry, Sr. ; Mark Kennel; Jacob 
Lechner, inn-keeper; David Leist; 
Isaac Mertz; Zacharias Mussina; Jno. 
Nelson; Martin Smith, cooper; Rob- 
ert Smith; George Spaid; David 
Snaid; Geo. Swineford; John Weller; 
Michael Waint; Michael Wittenmyer, 
clock-maker. . 

Feb. 6. 1804. Dr. Joseph Priestly 
died at the age of 71 and was buri- 
ed at Northumberland. He was the 
author of many volumes and a great 
scientist. „ . * , * 

Jan. 15, 1805. John Swineford of 
Middleburg, died. He was born April 
16 1755. Other deaths m 1805: 
Adam Shewel of Centre twp., and 
Geo. Motz of Penns township. 



172 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 




m&% 




mm&M 



THE OLD SNYDER MILL, BUILT, NEAR RICHFIELD, 1778. 



The above picture represents one 
of the land marks of Snyder County, 
now called the "West Perry Roller 
Mills," near Richfield, and is in pos- 
ession of A. B. Swartz. It is said 
the present structure was erected in 
1778. 

The oldest deed in posession of 
Mr. Swartz is George Snyder to John 
K. Snyder dated April 16, 1817. 

May 30, 1829, John and Catherine 
Snyder administrators of George Sny- 
der, deceased, one-half to Catherine 
Heiser and later was deeded to John 
K. Snyder by Sheriff Philip Seebold. 

Later John K. Snyder gave ■ the 
property to John A. Heiser and wife 
and Susan Stroup. 

Aug. 23, 1866, the last named sold 
to Jacob Pile and wife. 

March 31, 1873, Pile sold to Joshua 
M. Roush. 

Nov. 13, 1882, Joshua M. Roush 
and wife, Isabella, sold to Lewis P. 
Yeager and wife, Anna. 

Jan. 21, 1888, Yeager sold to Chris- 
tian Lauver and wife. 

Apr. 1, 1892 , Lauver and wife sold 
to Thomas Gordon. 

In 1895, it was sold by the assignee 
to William Bergey. 



October 17, 1905, Bergey and wife 
sold to George H. Ehrenzeller. 

Oct. 1908, Ehrenzeller sold to A. 
B. Swartz. 

When the property was sold to 
Thomas Gordon, Gordon could not 
pay for it and it reverted back to 
Lauver. Mr. Swartz reports that 
there are some old deeds missing in 
the chain of title which accounts for 
the apparent discrepancy at the be- 
ginning of this article. 

The Old Snyder Mill 

The mill until recently has been 
known as the "Old Snyder Mill." Mr. 
Swartz writes as follows: "I saw 
Henry Snyder and he told me his 
grand-father, John S. Snyder, built 
the mill over 100 years ago, but he 
has no date. His grand-father died 
40 years ago and he was 96 years 
old when he died. 

George Snyder and John S. Sny- 
der were brothers, and John K. Sny- 
der was a son of John S. Snyder. 
Henry Snyder is a son of John K. 
Snyder and is a very old man. 

While the building is old, it is still 
substantial and all the antiquated ma- 
chinery has been thrown out and new 
machinery has been installed by Mr. 
Swartz. 



HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT 



173 




E 




Snyder County was formed out of 
Union KDounty by an Act of the Legis- 
lature of Pennsylvania approved 
March 2, 1855. Union County was 
formed from Northumberland, March 
22, 1813. Northumberland County 
was formed from parts of Lancaster 
Cumberland, Berks, Bedford and 
Northampton Counties March 27, 
1772. What is now Snyder County 
belonged at one time, at least par- 
tially to Cumberland County which 
was formed from Lancaster County 
Jan. 27, 1750 and Lancaster was 
formed from Chester, Mar. 10, 1729. 
Chester, Bucks and Philadelphia 
Counties were the three original 
counties established at the first set- 
tlement of the provinces of Pennsyl- 
vania in 1682. The Act creating 
the new county of Snyder, March 2, 
1855 provided for an election to be 
held March 16th following to deter- 
mine by a vote of the people of what 
was then Union County whether the 
division should be made. There were 
1688 for division and 1643 against di- 
vision giving a majority of 45 for 
severing the county. The Act also 
provided that the county seat should 
be located by a vote of the people 
and any town furnishing a guranteed 
subscription of $10,000 towards the 
erection of a new court house and 
jail should be entitled to the seat of 
justice. Middleburg, Selinsgrove and 
Freeburg raised ithe amounts and 
the contest resulted: Middleburg, 
1357; Selinsgrove, 922; and Freeburg, 
208 votes. Middleburg won. 

An act to change the county seat 
from Middleburg to Selinsgrove pass- 
ed in 1865. The reason for this, as 
given in the bill, is that great dis- 
satisfaction exsisted in consequence 
of the location of the county seat 
and that the necessary county build- 



ings had not yet been erected and 
that the grand jury at he February 
term 1865 reported the court house 
unsafe and the public roads insecure 
and that the new buildings must nec- 
essarily be erected. The act pro- 
vided that Wm. F. Eckbert, Wm. F. 
Wagenseller and L. R. Hummel be- 
come Commissioners by the act to 
select grounds in Selinsgrove on 
which to erect public buildings, a 
fee simple deed to be delivered to 
the Commissioners of the County, 
without expense to the county and 
a guaranteed subscription of not less 
than $5000 to be approved by the 
Court and the money paid to the 
Commissioners, who were required to 
proceed at once to erect suitable 
public buildings fully as good as those 
in Lewisburg, the county seat of 
Union County. A majority of the 
Commissioners refused to comply 
with the provisions of this act and 
hence nothing was done to erect new 
public buildings at Selinsgrove. They 
were arrainged before court for being 
derelict of duty. They took every 
advantage to delay the erection of 
buildings until too late in the sum- 
mer to begin building. At the next 
session of the Legislature the county 
seat question was again agitated and 
an act was passed March 21, 1866 
authorizing an election to be held 
April 24, 1866 for and against the 
removal of the county seat from Mid- 
dleburg to Selinsgrove. The reason 
given for the Legislature reconsider- 
ing their action of the previous ses- 
sion was the representation that it 
was hastily done at the close of the 
session against the expressed will of 
the people. The election was held 
in accordance with the provision of 
the act and it was a most exciting 
contest which resulted as follows 
for and against removal: 



174 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 





For 


Against 


Beaver West, 




244 


Centre, 




182 


Chapman, 


317 


71 


Franklin, 




200 


Jackson, 


34 


114 


Middleburg, 


1 


81 


Middlecreek, 


63 


73 


Monroe, 


215 


20 


Penns, 


275 


5 


Perry, 


28 


151 


Perry West, 


27 


85 


Selinsgrove, 


343 


1 


Washington, 


99 


184 


Totals, 


1404 


1757 


Maj. against 


removal, 


353. 



Undoubtedly the most interesting- 
event in the history of Snyder coun- 
ty was the division from Union, and 
the struggles which attended the 
change. No other event had such a 
bearing upon the subsequent history 
of our county, as well as Union, as 
this separation, after years of good 
will and peaceful existence. 

It was not until the beginning of 
the latter part of the nineteenth 
century that anything definite was 
reached, or, in fact, any measure 
was broached along this line. The 
bringing about of the division is mem- 
orable and interesting, and the nar- 
ration of which herewith follows. 
The Division 

In the early part of 1853 when the 
County Seat was located at New Ber- 
lin, an appeal was made for the bet- 
tering or rebuilding of the shabby 
buildings which served as the Court 
House and County Jail. This, as may 
well be expected, was met with strong 
opposition. The greater part of the 
people of the southern section were 
opposed to the measure of giving the 
county better executive buildings; 
and, threatened that if this were 
done, they would secede, and form 
a commonwealth of their own. This 
of course, was alarming, and no: 
much was done in the way of grant- 
ing the request. Indeed, opposition 
seems not to have been confined to 
that section which is now Snyder, 
but in many parts of Union count c, 
as well. This, together with the 



troubles and agitations arising from 
'the railway questions then exciting 
the people, eventually brought about 
the separation. 

The first meeting held for the pur- 
pose of separation, was called in Free- 
burg, February 28th, 1853. Peti- 
tions were soon circulated over the 
county. The chief object of the 
meeting was, to decide the momen- 
tous issue of building a new court 
house in New Berlin. Division, how- 
ever, was advised, with Penn's Creek 
as the central dividing line. 

In March, 1853, and editorial was 
printed in one of the leading news- 
papers, strongly advising the division 
for the sake of peace, and laying 
down the main boundary lines which 
should be used, in order to give an 
equal share to both. It was suggest- 
ed that the northern section be named 
BUFFALO COUNTY, and the south- 
ern, UNION. 

Petitions were soon carried to the 
Legislature. In March, 1853, Senator 
Slifer read a bill before that body, 
advising the separation, and sug- 
gested that the northern section re- 
tain the present name, and the south- 
ern be named SNYDER, in honor of 
Gov. Simon Snyder. At the same 
time petitions were circulated in the 
House, asking that a certain part of 
Union County be annexed to Juniata. 

A report of the Legislature, short- 
ly afterwards, shows that about 2 ? - 
130 people petitioned for a division 
of the county, and 1,846, against. 
More than two-thirds of the former 
lived within the present limits of 
our county. The effort to divide the 
county came to nought, because of 
the lateness of the bill in being pre- 
sented to the House. 

In the October election, 1853, the 
measure was voted for. The railway 
question was included in the ticket 
of the former, and so confused many 
of the people, that the election re- 
sulted in a vote of one hundred and 
eip-hty-one against division. 

During the following year, petitions 
weje, again, circulated, and a mem- 
orial was drawn up, and brought be- 
fore the house. It laid down the 
principles and reasons for wanting 



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175 



the division, saying that, as the coun- 
ty was thirty-two miles, in length, 
north to south, and twenty-seven from 
east to west, it would be of greater 
advantage to the both, both as to vot- 
ing precints and matters of atate, 
should the separation take place. 
This memorial received two thousand 
signers for division, and one thousand 
against the measure; but it failed to 
accomplish its purpose. The mem- 
orial earnestly asked for division, thus 
hoping to dispel all clouds of agitation 
and animosity between the rivals. 
During March, 1854, it passed unani- 
mously with the exception of Major 
Simonton, Representative from Un- 
ion county, who voted in opposition. 

During the entire summer of 1854, 
the agitation and excitment continu- 
ed to increase. By October elec- 
tions were held, and the Divisionists 
were triumphant in nomination and 
election. Petitions were circulated 
during the following month (Novem- 
ber.) 

The Legislature opened in January, 
1855. In that month, Representa- 
tive Crawford, of Juniata county, 
introduced the bill in the House. Up 
to tbis date the names of three thous- 
and signers had been enrolled upon 
it; and the bill passed the commit- 
tee of the whole, February 21st. 
Amendments were introduced and it 
passed the Senate, the same day. It 
then passed back to the House; and 
on March 2nd, 1855, was passed and 
approved by Governor Pollock. 

One of the sections of the bill 
provided that it should be given Lo 
popular vote. Election was held two 
weeks after the passage, March 16th, 
resulting in a suffrage of two thous- 
and five hundred and fifty-three for 
the measure, and two thousand five 
hundred and eight, against; a ma- 
jority of forty-five votes. 

Thus did Snyder take its place 
among her sister counties of the Com- 
monwealth. 

Growth of the County 

We append below a tabular state- 
ment showing the growth of popula- 
tion of Snyder County during its 
existence as a county. 



Districts, 


1870 


1880 


1890 


1900 


Adams, (a) 




831 


646 


707 


Beaver, (b) 


1766 


1407 


857 


832 


Beaver "West, 


1131 


1355 


999 


1038 


Centre, 


885 


1060 


1060 


1030 


Chapman, 


1007 


1126 


1219 


1087 


Franklin, (c) 


932 


1247 


1144 


1286 


Jackson, 


712 


728 


730 


719 


Middleburg, (d) 


370 


398 


420 


513 


Middlecreek, 


574 


727 


750 


734 


Monroe, 


1126 


1177 


1279 


1215 


Penn, 


1415 


1373 


1261 


1263 


Perry, 


1016 


1212 


1287 


1150 


Perry West, 


585 


749 


752 


700 


Selinsgrove, 


1453 


1431 


1315 


132<> 


Spring, (e) 






1208 


1123 


Union, (f) 


1091 


1251 


1233 


1169 


Washington, 


1541 


1725 


1500 


1412 



Totals, 15606 17797 17651 17304 

(a) Adams formed from Beaver, 
Sept., 1874. 

(b) Part taken to form Spring 
township, 1880. 

(c) Formed from Centre, 1853. 

(d) Formed from Franklin and 
incorporated into a borough 1864. 

(e) Organized since 1880 from a 
part of Beaver. 

(f) Formed from Chapman April 
23, 1869. 

The census of 1910 revealed the 
following figures: 

Adams, 667 

Beaver 809 

Centre, 899 

Chapman 914 

Franklin, 1328 

Jackson, 677 

Middleburg, 531 

Middlecreek, 768 

Monroe, 1315 

Penn, 1119 

Perry 1024 

Selinsgrove, 1473 

Spring, 1049 

Union, 1095 

Washington 1238 

West Beaver, 1190 

West Perry, 704 

Total 16,800 

In 1860 the population was 15,035. 
Snyder County is located on the 



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west side of the Susquehanna river 
and has very fertile soil. Penns- 
creek forms the greater part of the 
County living between Shade and 
Jacks Mountains and furnishes the 
name to this beautiful valley. 

The occupation of the people is 
largely agricultural, but in recent 
years, the industrial end has devel- 
oped. Selinsgrove has two shoe fac- 
tories, a shirt factory and a silk mill; 
Middleburg has a big tannery, a shirt 
factory, and a silk mill; Paxtonville 
has a mammouth brick plant and 
many other industries are located 
elsewhere in the county. 

Selinsgrove, the metropolis, is the 
seat of Susquehanna University, a 
Lutheran College and Theological 
Seminary. 

The Sunbury and Lewistown rail- 
road traverses the heart of the coun- 
ty and the Sunbury and Selinsgrove 
Electric Street Railway Company car- 
ries passengers between the two 
points named. 

In 1906, agents of the Northern 
Central Connecting Railway Com- 
pany purchased several thousand ac- 
res of land between Selinsgrove and 
Shamokin Dam with the evident pur- 
pose of erecting large shops and mak- 
ing classification yards. Thru the 
death of the President, Cassatt, the 
project has not yet materialized, 
though it is quite probable that the 
RTe?t industry may yet spring into 
being as the Company still owns the 
land. 

The Middlecreek Electric Company 
of Sunbury in 1906 bought a water 
ris:ht and land, 2 miles South of Se- 
linsgrove, and erected a large Hydro- 
Electric nlant that is furnishing pow- 
er in Selinsgrove, Sunbury and Nor- 
thumberland. 

The Middlecreek Valley Telephone 
Company is a new corporation, char- 
tered April 28. 1910, and the stock 
is owned by Snvder County people 
Its lines have already penetrated to 
all parts of the County. 

The soil is largely limestone for- 
mation, with parts 'of it underlaid 
with rich deposits of iron, several 
mines of which are in operation in 
the County. 



BURIALS AT NEW BERLIN, PA. 



New Berlin is situated on Penn's 
Creek, in the county of Union. It 
was laid out in 1794 and was for over 
forta| years the county seat. The 
settlements along this creek anedate 
the French and Indian War, 1756, 
during which troubles over twenty- 
five people were massacred along -this 
creek. The first burying place of 
this region was one mile above town, 
where many of the first settlers as 
well as some soldiers who fell in 
the Revolution were buried. All 
traces of this grave-yard, however 
^ave disappeared. The next burying 
place was the Lutheran and Reformed 
churchyard, in New Berlin, in which 
mr.ny colonials were buried. Some 
twenty years ago the tombstones of 
this churchyard were laid fiat on the 
ground and covered with light soil and 
sod now covers the whole. About 
1815 the present burial place was 
lnid out, on a beautiful elevation 
overlooking the town. Among the 
honored dead is Rev. Peter Beaver, 
who died in 1849, aged 67 years, and 
whose monument stands in the new 
addition. He was the grandfather 
of ex-Gov. James A. Beaver. The in- 
scriptions herewith given are only 
some of the oldest and a mere frac- 
tion of the whole. 
Aurand, Samuel, b. 1798; d. 1845. 
Aurand, Maria, wf., b. 1804; d. 1876. 
Barber, Rev. James, b. 1867, aged 70 

years. 
Barber.Mary wf., b. 1870, aged 65 y. 
Beaty,Ann, widow of James, b. 1846, 
aged 79. The graves of the Cooks, 
with whom she was related, are by 
her side. 
Benfer, John G., b. 1745, d. 1818. 
Benfer, Maria Madg. nee Miller M. 

b. 1764, d. 1832. 
Benfer, Margaret, wf., b. 1777, d. 

1854. 
Benfer, Geo. b. 1777, d. 1854. 
Benage, John, b. 1781, d. 1864. 
Bovard, Hannah, b. 1847, aged 91. 
She was the widow of James Bov- 
ard, of the Revolution, whose un- 
marked grave is by her side. He 
d. in 1808. 



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177 



Buck, Rev. Thomas, b. 1842. 
Dauberman, Peter, b. 1765, d. 1839. 
Dauberman, Elizabeth, wf. d. 1851, 

aged 87 years. 
Dersham, Anna Eve, b. 1761, d. 1823. 
Dersham, Ludwig b., 176-, d. 1838. 
Dersham, Barbrpa, wf., d. 1840, aged 

63 years. 

Derr, John, b. 1753, d. 1846. 
Dinges, Henry, b. 1779, d. 1857. 
Dinges, Anna Maria, wf., b. 1782, d. 

1848. 
Erdley, Jacob, b. 1764, d. 1831. 
Erdley, Esther wf. b. 1775, d. 1847. 
Gross, Henry, b. 1762, d. 1844. 
Gross, Philipina, wf. b. 1764, d. 1837. 
Hummel, Eve, d. 1840, aged 77. 
Hummel, Margaret, wf., of John, b. 

1775, d. 1827. 
Kessler, Maria, wf. of William, b. 

1774, d. 1827. 
Maurer, Fred, b. 1764, in Montgom- 
ery county, d. 1834. 
Maurer, Catherine, wf. b. 1779, in 

Northampton county, d. 1858. 
Maurer, Andrew, b. 1772, hi New 

Goshnhcppen, Upper Hanover 

township, Montgomery county, died 

1829. 
Maurer, wf., b. 1772, d. 1827. 
Maze, Mich., d. 1841, aged 71. 
Maze, Barbara, wf., b. 1776, d. 1848. 
Maze, John Adam, b. 1783, d. 1866. 
M^ze, Mary, wf., d. 1860, aged 76. 
Miller, Geo. b. 1761, d. 1844. 
Miller, Rev. George, d. 1816. 
Miller, Solomon, d. 1820. 
Moyer. E. H., wife of M., b. 1769, d. 

1845. 
Noetling, Dr. Wm., d. 1861, aged 84. 
Olt, John, b. 1771, d. 1854. 
Olt, Susan, wf. b. 1792, d. 1852. 
Raum, Samuel, Sen, b. 1769, d. 1842. 
Roshong, Henry, d. 1850, aged 84. 
Seebold, Eve, wf., d. 1857, aged 88. 
Seebold, John, d. 1857, aged 76, 

brother to Christopher S. 
Seebold. Sarah, wf. of John, b. 1784, 

d 1866. 
Seebold, Christopher, Esq., one of the 

first settlers of New Berlin, d. 

1839, aged 73 years. 
Schceh, Henry, b. 1772, d. 1859. 
S-hoch, Abraham, b. 1811, died 1881. 
S-hoch, Hannah, wf., 1815, b. 1875. 
Schneider, Baltzer, d. 1838, aged 72. 



Schneider, Susanna, wf. b. 1761, d. 
184—. 

Schreyer, Conrad, b. 1761, d. 1825. 
Schreyer, Catherine. 
Specht, Henry, 1781, 1840. 
Spangler, Geo. Christian, b. 1755, d. 
1829. 

Spangler, Catherine, wf. b. 1762, d. 
1841. 

Spangler, Jacob, b. 1788, d. 1854. 
Spangler, Maria, wf. of Jacob, b. 1795 
d. 1850. 

Spangler, Sarah, wf. of Jacob, b. 1796 
d. 1850. 

Spangler, Daniel, d. 1857, aged 53. 

Swovin, Philip, b. 1749, d. 1827. 

Swovin, Margaret, b. 1741, d. 1817. 

Wales, Mary Ann, b. 1742, d. 1831. 

Wales, Mary, b. 1768, d. 1826. 

Wales. John, b. 1796, d. 1821. 

Wales, Nancy, d. 1841, aged 72. 

Wales, Jacob, b. 1792, d. 1842. 



Sacred 

To the memory of 

James Merrill, 

Who was born in 

Vermont, May 8th, 

A. D. 1790, 

And departed this life 

October 29, 1841. 

In the 51st year of his age. 

Sacred 

To the memory of 

Mrs. Sarah Merrill, 

Wife of James Merrill, 

And daughter of John Cowden, 

Who was born December 23, 1795 

And died Sept. 17, 1831. 

NOTES — Hon. James Merrill was 
one of the leading lawyers of Central 
Pennsylvania. Revds. George and 
Solomon Miller were among the first 
co-laborers of Rev. .Jacob Albright, 
the founder of the Evangelical Asso- 
ciation. Geore Miller succeeded to 
the superintendency of the new de- 
nomination upon the founder's death 
in 1808, and framed the first decip- 
line and rules of government. Solo- 
mon (brother of George) was the first 
nublisher of the denomination (1815) 
Rev. Thos. Buck was also a publisher 
md prominent man of this denomina- 
tion. 

A. STAPLETON. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



SNYDER COUNTY INDIAN KILLER A MOUN- 
TAIN HERMIT FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS 



JOHN IRONCUTTER AND FREDERICK STUMP KILLED SIX INDIANS IN 
MIDDLEDURG, JANUARY 10th, 1708. 



Through the kindness of Mr. Henry 
W. Shoemaker of 26 W. 53rd St., New 
York City, we are permitted to re- 
publish the last chapter of his book 
of the "Tales of the Bald Eagle 
Mountains. This chapter deals al- 
most exclusively with the history 
of Snyder County and is entitled 
"Ironcutter's Cabin." 

On the 10th of January 1768, Fred- 
erick Stump and John Ironcutter kill- 
ed a number of Indians along Stump's 
Run, evidently near the Middleburg 
Cemetery, at any rate the scene of 
the murder was within the present 
confines of the borough of Middle- 
burg. 

Different motives were assigned for 
the murder of these Indians as will 
be noticed by the brief account in 
Linn's Annals of Buffalo Valley, as 
Mr. Linn says the information was 
given by Mr. William Blythe, January 
19th, 1768 in Philadelphia that 
Blythe hearing of the murder he went 
to George Gabriel's where he met. 
Stump and several olhers, en the 12th 
and was then told by Stump himself 
that six Indians, White Mingo, Corne- 
lius, John Campbell, Jones, and two 
women, came to his house, near the 
mouth of the Middlcjcreek. Being 
drunk and disorderly, he endeavored 
to get them to leave which they would 
not do. Fearing injury to myself, he 
killed them all, dragged them to the 
creek, and making a hole in the ice, 
threw in their bodies. Then fearing 
the news might be carried to the other 
Indians, he went the next day to two 
cabins, fourteen miles up the creek, 



where he found one woman and two 
girls, with one child. These he kill- 
ed and putting their bodies into the 
cabin, he burned it. That he, (Bly- 
the) sent four men up the creek, who 
reported that they had found the cab- 
ins burned, and the remains of the 
limbs of the Indians in the ashes. 
The scene of the latter deed was on 
the run that enters the creek at Mid- 
dleburg, which goes by the name of 
Stump's run to this day. Stump and 
his companion, Ironcutter, were ar- 
rested at Gabriel's, and taken to 
Carlisle jail. They were forcibly res- 
cued on the 29th, were concealed 
about Fort Augusta a few days, and 
then fled the country. Tradition has 
it, that Stump died in Virginia, many 
years afterwards. 

The above seems to have been 
about all the information our local 
historians had of Stump and Iron- 
cutter, except that Stump had gone 
to Virginia where he lived and died. 

As to the whereabouts of Ironcut- 
ter, it seems, our local historians 
knew very little about, for that rea- 
son we feel highly indebted to Mr. 
Shoemaker for the privilege, as well 
as the pleasure of republishing the 
chapter entitled "Ironcutter's Cab- 
in" from Mr. Shoemaker's book. (We 
might say parenthetically, that Mr. 
Shoemaker has another book in the 
hands of the printers, entitled "Sus- 
quehanna Legions.") This book we 
understand includes stories along 
the tributaries of the Susquehanna 
river. Among them are several 
which were collected in Snyder Coun- 
ty last November. 



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179 



The following is taken from Shoe- 
maker's book: 

Where the Bald Eagle Mountain 
comes to an abrupt end north of 
Hollidaysburg, and looks down upon 
the fertile plain, then forms a coali- 
tion with the Shade Mountain, roll- 
ing away to the east, there once stood 
a lowly one roomed log cabin. It 
was destitute of windows, and the 
door was not a half door, it was kept 
shut so much. The most noticeable 
feature of the shack was a hugh mud 
chimney which was nearly as wide, 
and twice as high as the house it- 
self. The chimney saved the house 
from being dubbed "deserted" for 
once in a while a thin trail of smoke 
issued from it, smoke about the color 
of Indian summer haze. Back of the 
house rose the steep face of the big 
mountain, its lower levels covered 
with gnarled rock-oaks and chest- 
nuts, and higher up a denser network 
of stunted pitch pines. Below the 
cabin was a broad clearing fast grow- 
ing up with scrub-oaks, despite the 
efforts of a small flock of sheep to 
pasture it bare. Bevond stretched 
the fertile valleys, with their fields of 
brown, and red, and yellow, inter- 
spersed with dark green woodlots. 

The growing town was plainly ap- 
parent; here and there could be 
seen the red roofs of barns and farm- 
steads, and an occasional church 
snire. Far in the distance ran the 
faint blue outlines of the South Moun- 
tains. All in front of the cabin 
seemed smiling, thrifty, cultivated, 
behind it loomed the end of the Cen- 
tral Pennsylvania wilderness, which 
stretched a hundred miles or more, 
clear to the rock caverns of the panth- 
er and the wolf, to the swamns of the 
elk and deer, to the inaccessible flight 
of wild pigeons. 

There the Indians made their final 
stand, retreating only after the dis- 
appearance of the last buffalo, the 
last white-spotted bee. But they re- 
mained in song and story, and in n 
troop of Melancholy ghosts that 
lingered among the rorks and water- 
falls. But when John Ironcutter 
moved into his little shack near the 
base of the Last Mountain, wild 
life. Indians, and settlers were st'll 
embroiled far off in the fastness of 
the Bald Eagles. The spirit of prim- 
itive days was still uppermost. You 
can sometimes feel that vague sen- 



sation still if you gaze long enough 
upon some particularly wild bit of 
scenery. Ironcutter felt it in his 
veins; it echoed and reverberated in 
the stunted pines on the rugged height 
of the Last Mountain. 

Fifty years of hermit-like exis- 
tence, at the foot of this eminence, 
had passed over his head. He had 
been there so long that he had out- 
lived all the other settlers who were 
in the neighborhood when he arriv- 
ed. He had outlived the thrilling 
story of his youth. It was just old 
enough to be in shape to be forgotten, 
and not sufficiently in the long ago, to 
make history. Apart from his her- 
mit characteristics, his earliest neigh- 
bors had shunned him, calling him 
"the Indian Killer." He had outliv- 
ed that name, not that he cared, but 
it was an unpleasant appellation to 
carry about. 

After half century there was an 
air of dignity about the old man, a 
halo of romance and mystery. Age 
gives a glamor to the most common- 
place, the John Ironcutter of eighty 
odd years commanded respect, where- 
as the John Ironcutter, rough German 
peasant of nineteen, had not. His 
ponderous form and face, the heavy, 
aquiline features, his sluggish walk, 
his impenetrable silence, all gave him 
an atmosphere that was hard to for- 
get. He never once told his life's 
story, consequently there were a score 
of hazards. Had he told it once, the 
secret out would not be worth re- 
peating or speculating about. Then 
all at once he cast aside the habili- 
ments of the hermit, becoming actual- 
]v sociable, genial and frank. The 
children whom he formerly shunned, 
he made his warmest friends. But 
some said that the change had come 
too late, he could not survive it, that 
the real Ironcutter had died, and a 
fresher younger spirit had crawled in- 
to the crumbling tenement just as the 
fnded soul was departing. 

But the old man continued to defy 
all precedents, living on to his nine- 
ty-first year. When he died it was 
from old age, a clear conscience is- 
sued from the tumbledown shell, a 
mild spirit sought glory. John Iron- 
cutter's history was a most unusual 
one. His name now appears in his- 
tory, in connection with a blood- 
thirst episode, but many say that here 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



like in divers other cases, history errs. 
Ironcutter's beginnings were humble 
and sordid enough. He had run away 
from his German home as a boy of 
fifteen and somehow got to Rotter- 
dam. There he sold himself for his 
passage to Pennsylvania, falling into 
the hands of a wealthy landowner, 
Frederick Stump, of Middlecreek Val- 
ley, upon his arrival in the province. 
Stump picked him out of a crowd of 
a hundred low-browed ruffians on the 
Front Street wharves in Philadelphia, 
as being the most likely of the lot. 
The choice was a good one, as the 
lad early displayed intelligence as well 
as fidelity, a rare trait for the ill-born 
of no mean order. He became his 
employer's right hand man, and when 
he was nineteen, was appointed over- 
seer of one of his farms. He was 
treated on terms of equality by his 
master, who altho a graduate of the 
University of Bonn, and a man of 
some breeding, was of plain and 
democratic manners. 

His future seemed a bright one 
leading perhaps to a marriage with 
some niece or dependent of the land- 
ed proprietor, and a prosperous old 
age. Then occured the catastrophe 
which brought his bright hopes tumb- 
ling about his feet like so many 
pieces of broken glass, Then came 
ten years of hiding and wandering, 
followed by a half century in the 
hermitage. Out of this musty chrys- 
alis emerged the regenerated old man 
who bloomed like a crop of fall clov- 
er for a while, and then stumbled off 
to his reward. 

Frederick Stump was a liberal 
minded man, and possessed a broad 
spirit of tolerance towards the In- 
dians. He fed them in winter, and 
gave them sound advice, as well as 
gifts innumerable. There were al- 
ways three or four savages hanging 
around his commodious mansion. It 
was the finest house of its day in 
Middle Creek Valley. Built of lime- 
stone, of herring-bone construction, 
with a broad chimney, and the Stump 
coat-of-arms carved out of a block of 
sandstone, imbebbed below the gable, 
it was a conspicious landmark, In- 
side was a wide hall, with a winding 
stairway; there were spacious rooms, 
along whose walls gaped great clos- 
ets running from floor to ceiling with 
carved walnut doors frescoed lintels. 
It was a home fitted to start a dy- 
nasty, yet Stump was driven from 



it suddenly never to see it again to 
his dying days. 

He died at a very advanced age, 
in Millerstadt, afterward called 
Woodstock, in Virginia. Stump had 
a favorite nephew, Balzer Minnich, 
whose wife was kidnapped in broad 
daylight by a roving band of drunken 
Indians. Stump, Minnich and the 
servant Ironcutter found it out none 
too soon, and trailed the redmen to 
their camp. They rescued the young- 
woman, but in the battle killed six In- 
dians. Three Indian women, belong- 
ing to the party, committed suicide 
for fear that they would be inprison- 
ed, and one squaw, who had an in- 
fant, butchered it. To get them out 
of the way, all the bodies were dump- 
ed into Middlecreek, through a hole 
in the ice. At least this is the story 
that Stump's relatives and partisans 
told at the time; it was pretty gen- 
erally believed, even if it never got 
into history. 

Minnich and his wife opportunely 
left the country, but Stump and Iron- 
cutter, after the bodies had appeared 
in the Susquehanna near the Isle of 
Que, were arrested. Sympathy wax- 
ed strong with them, as it was con- 
sidered a Quaker plot to curry favor 
with the Indians at the expense of 
two obscure Germans. The prisoners 
were lodged in jail at Carlisle, but 
a determined mob led by James and 
John Morrow, two noted pioneers 
and they were never recaptured, 
Stump, ps stated previously, drifted 
to Virginia, while Ironcutter became 
a wanderer in the Pennsylvania 
Mountains. The shock of the butch- 
ery had unsettled his mind, it was 
said he suffered from delusions and 
hallucinations. Many of his sym- 
pathizers harbored him, trying to 
give him work, but his familiar ghost 
urged him ever onward like the wan- 
deing Jew. 

During the massacre, he had singl- 
ed out a young Indian named White 
Feather, of about his own age, and 
size, whom he determined to kill. It 
was a bitter struggle as the youth 
was evenly matched, but finallv Iron- 
cutter dashed his knife into the red- 
skin's throat. It was a mortal wound, 
and the young savage sank down on 
his knees. "Oh brother White Man.'* 
he sobbed in his dying breath. "My 
loved one is waiting for me tonight, 
over on Shreiner's Knob, please go 
tell her that I will never meet her 



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181 



in this world, but I will surely keep 
my tryst in the next." Tears were 
running down the dying lover's 
cheeks, he made a pitiable spectable, 
all blood and tears. But Ironcutter 
was in an ugly mood, he mimicked 
his expiring foe, saying to him just 
as his eyes were glazing "Let your 
cursed sweetheart wait, I will not go a 
step to tell her, let her think you have 
gone off with someone else. He 
would have said more, but the poor 
young savage was dead. He kicked 
the rigid face a couple of times, and 
then dragged the corpse by the heels, 
and threw it on the pile with the 
other victims of Stump's fury. He 
helped cut the hole in the ice, and 
push the bloody mess into Middle 
Creek. He was too proud of his 
achievement to notice such a thing 
as an angry wraith until after his 
delivery from Carlisle Jail. He had 
parted from Stump, and a settler 
named McCaslin, who lived in a re- 
mote glen in the North Mountains, hid 
him in his barn, it was in this struc- 
ture, built of rough logs, and in the 
hay mow that occured nativity of 
his conscience. It was on a chilly 
midnight, starless and still, that he 
heard a voice speaking to him from 
the rafters above. He thought at 
first it was a bevy of owls quarreling 
as to which controlled the beam. "Oh 
brother white man," in tones measur- 
ed and low, came to his ears, my lov- 
ed one is waiting for me tonight, over 
on Shriner's Knob, please go tell her 
that I will never meet her in this 
world, but I will surely keep my tryst 
in the next." 

The words of this disembodied 
voice sounded familiar; he was about 
to answer with uncouth jest, when 
he felt a pressure at his throat. He 
could not articulate; at the same time 
arose in him for the first time a pang 
of regret for the Indian lover he had 
slain on Middle Creek. A haunting 
sense of fear overcame him, he climb- 
ed out of the mow as best he could, 
tripping over joists and beams, and 
cutting his shins badly on a Dutch 
scythe. Just as he emerged from the 
barn door he beheld the figure of the 
murdered Indian not twenty paces 
in front of him, with one hand held 
across the angry gash in his throat. 
Ironcutter uttered a piercing yell, thy 
spectre vanished instantly. 



Next morning McCaslin's family 
found the German lying unconscious 
in the barn yard. It was a v/eek be- 
fore he came out of his trance, or 
unconscious state. When he did he 
said he had seen a ghost, he refus- 
ed to remain longer at a haunted 
plantation. With the ingratitude in- 
herent to ill-bred men, he depart- 
ed without any word of thanks. For 
ten weary years he moved from place 
to place thru mountains. He was al- 
ways waked by the voice of the un- 
happy lover, he always ran from 
bunk or mow into the open to see the 
avenging wraith. He passed through 
Dry Valley, Buffalo Valley, White 
Deer Valley, and into the mazes of the 
Bald Eagle Mountains. There seem- 
ed to be no peace on earth for him, 
he wished every day that he might 
die. Once he shot himself, once he 
leaped into a mill race, once a copper 
head bit him, but somehow it was or- 
dained he must live and suffer. As 
he followed the chain of the Eagle 
mountains, he always imagined that 
the next peak further on would give 
him relief. But each one seemed to 
house the torment, keener and more 
horrible. He feared to turn back; 
like the Wandering Jew, he must go 
on. His story preceded his. The 
sympathetic mountaineers were ever 
ready to receive "John Ironcutter the 
Indian killer." Frederick Stump and 
Minnich were overlooked, the story 
was told that Ironcutter killed ten 
Indians, sometimes it was twenty, 
it did not matter much. 

Perhaps the best friend that the 
tormented man-killer met in his 
wanderings was a certain Roan Mc- 
Cann, who occupied a neat little clear- 
ing not far from the present site 
of Port Matilda. 

And strangely enough he was a 
bosom friend of Old Frank, the cele- 
brated Indian chief from whom 
Frankstown received its name. Some 
whispered that Old Frank had told 
McCann that a spell had been put 
on Ironcutter, and that he had suf- 
fered long enough, at any rate he 
was merciful. He advised the Ger- 
man to cease his errant habits, to go 
live by himself, offering lifelong use 
of his hunting cabin at the foot ot 
the Lost Mountain. And it was here 
that he sought refuge, and ultimate 



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peace. He understood that if he till- 
ed a small garden patch, and subsist- 
ed partly on wild roots and berries, 
or killed a deer occasionally, he would 
get along all right. He was of stal- 
wart build, on the sunny side of thir- 
ty; life would have been no problem 
if he could rest at night. Even if 
he worked himself into a state of ex- 
haustion, the pleading voice would 
echo through his tired consciousness. 
The old desire to rush out into the 
open world would over come him. 
Once outside he would see the ghost, 
holding the gaping wound on the neck 
with one lean, bony hand. He would 
run back to his bunk, to hide his 
head beneath the buffalo robe until 
daylight. 

He shunned everybody, with the 
exception of his latest benefactor, 
Roan McCahn. Evidently his moral 
nature was expanding; ten years, 
yes five years before, he would have 
turned his back on his best friend 
after he had gotten all he could out 
of him. McCann was somewhat of a 
philosopher. That was another new 
attribute which seemed to find fal- 
low ground in him. He liked Mc- 
Cann's philosophy, because he point- 
ed out the possibility that the ghost 
would be laid some day; there was 
chance of surviving it. But neither 
of them guessed how this would be 
accomplished. The leaving of the 
ghost was the one ray of hope in 
routine of existence. 

What a long story of distorted, 
hideous nights it was, always follow- 
ed by days marked by lislessness and 
exhaustion. Small wonder that he 
had no mood for visitors. Probably 
many hermits see ghosts, hence their 
exclusiveness. 

One evening before the old man 
went to his bunk, he was sitting out- 
side his cabin door, on a small wooden 
milking stool presented to him by one 
of McCann's daughters, trying to 
count up the years since the vin- 
dictive ghost had rested on his soul. 
Sixty-two years it was to the best of 
his calculation, fifty of which years 
had been spent in solitary retreat at 
the cabin at the base of the 
last Mountain. Below him several 
miles away he could make out a light 
or two in the small village called Hol- 
b'daysburg. It was the year 1830, 
there were then but seventy-two souls 



in this afterwards prosperous com- 
munity. "What a wasted time." he 
muttered to himself. "I were fai 
better dead than buried alive here." 
Then the chilling fear ran through 
him that he might have to live for- 
ever, that might be the full extent 
of the curse upon him. He reached 
up with the fingers of his left hand 
and felt the deep scar in his neck 
where he had shot himself before. 
And he thought of how he had been 
rescued and of all strange fates, by 
an Indian, from the mill race at Will- 
iam McElhattan's mill, of how he just 
didn't die after the savage bite from 
the copperhead. 

He waited until the last light was 
extinguished in the distant village, 
then he was ready to retire. He was 
in a particularly melancholy frame of 
mind that night. A bat, chasing a 
mosquito rushed into the open door 
ahead of him, he struck at it savagely 
with his ironwood cane as it darted 
past his head. Despite his gloomy 
reminiscences, he fell asleep quickly. 
It must have been midnight when he 
was awakened by a pressure on one 
of his hands. He rose up, rubbing his 
eyes. Moonlight was filtering thro 
chinks in the roof, and from under the 
door. He heard a voice. It said in 
distinct, measured tones, "Oh white 
brother, I have met my loved one over 
on Shreiner's Knob tonight. I am 
very happy, I have found that this is 
the next world, it was near to me all 
the time, please come outside and all 
will be forgiven," John Ironcutter 
could hardly believe his senses; he got 
up slower this time, he rubbed his 
hands over the buffalo robe to make 
sure that he was not dreaming. He 
pushed open the door, and looked out. 
On the sward before him, white with 
dew, stood two figures arm in arm. 

One was the Indian youth, the 
White Feather, whom he had slain, 
but the gaping wound was gone, the 
other was the frail beautiful figure of 
a savage maiden. When White 
Feather saw his old foe, he raised his 
right hand, and made several antic 
passes above his nead. Then he 
spoke, "My deliverance has come, 
after sixty weary years, my loved one 
crossed into our world, the spirit 
world, tonight. She had waited for 
me every evening in moonlight or 
storm, since the night she expected 



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183 



me, when you laid me low. She, too 
wanted to die, but she never lost 
faith, or believed I had gone off with 
another. Somehow I could appear 
to you, to torture you but I could 
not visit my loved one, and tell her 
to cease her solitary vigils, that 
death would unite us. I suffered as 
you have suffered, above all as she 
has suffered. But now she has cross- 
ed over, we are one for such time 
as the Great Spirit may allow, we are 
happy, we forgive you. Farewell 
white brother." Then the two fig- 
ures faded away into the white dew 
and the moonbeams. 

Instead of feeling frightened, the 
old German experienced a sense of 
calm peace such as had not been his 
portion in sixty-two long years. He 
turned about, re-entering his cabin. 
Lying down on his bunk, he fell into 
a dreamless sleep, waking in the 
morning, refreshed and rejuvenated. 
It was as if he had bathed in the 
Fountain of Youth. He felt just as 
he had when he was a bright, am- 
bitious lad of nineteen down in the 
valley of Middle Creek. During the 
morning three small children passed 
his cabin driving sheep to their pas- 
tures on the mountain sides. Instead 
of turning his back, he called to them 
cheerily, and when they spoke to him, 
he chatted with them pleasantly. At 
noon two fox hunters chanced his 
way. He greeted them genially, and 
asked them to partake of his simple 
meal. 

In the afternoon Roan McCann 
rode up on horseback; he was sur- 
prised to see the altered appearance 
of his dependant. "Oh John, you 
look fifty years younger," was his 
sincere exclamation. Old John ex- 
plained what had happened as quick- 
ly as he could. I can now spend my 
declining days in peace." Roan drew 
a bottle of mountain-still whiskey 
from his saddle bag. "Let us cele- 
brate this day, let there be many more 
of them." 

Ironcutter passed the evening such 
as he hadn't known since his youth, an 
evening of song, stories and cheer 
when he retired that night, his sleep 
was absolutely dreamless. A new 
era had come for him, he was spar- 
ed ten years to enjoy it. 

When he died, a goodly array of 



mountaineers followed his remains 
to the tomb. "It must have been all 
a mistake about his having been an 
Indian killer," said the traveling 
preacher, as he watched the last 
spadeful of dirt thrown in the grave, 
"the deceased was a grand old gentle- 
man, he wouldn't have killed a fly." 



JOE DISBERRY 



Selinsgrove, the Home of The Most 
Remarkable Thief in Revo- 
lutionary Times. 



From Philadelphia Times, Aug. 12 
1897. 
An old-time newspaper man, now 
a resident of Williamsport, and who 
conceals himself under the non de 
plume of "John of Lancaster," in or- 
der "to keep my hand in," has for- 
warded for your information the facts 
concerning one of whom he says that 
"so far as I know, in the annals of 
Pennsylvania history, he was the 
most remarkable thief who figures in 
the official records of the Common- 
wealth." This is the tale he wishes you 
to hear, and it is all verified by official 

data. 

* * * ♦ * 

About the close of the revolution- 
ary war a notorious character named 
Joe Disberry lived about Selinsgrove 
and Sunbury, on the Susquehanna. 
Whence he came is unknown, but he 
is supposed to have been of Connecti- 
cut origin. He is reputed to have 
been possessed of great physical 
strength and powers of endurance, 
could excel in running and jumping, 
and in thieving and lying had no equal 
along the river. He was of a humor- 
ous disposition also, and frequently 
indulged in amusing pranks while en- 
gaged in plying his avocation. It is 
related of him that'on more than one 
occasion he was known to slyly enter 
the kitchen of a family when all were 
in bed, start up the fire and cook him- 
self a meal and leasurely eat it. If 
discovered he relied on his swiftness 



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of foot to escape. Finally his thefts 
became so numerous that the whole 
neighborhood arose against him, and 
he was arrested and confined in the 
rude jail at Sunbury. But as it was 
not very secure he escaped, and 
Sheriff Antes offered a reward for 
his apprehension. Joe took refuge 
on the "Isle of Que," and concealed 
himself in a dense thicket. He might 
have eluded pursuit but for his inor- 
dinate love for perpetrating jokes. 
When lying in his place of conceal- 
ment near the road, which crossed the 
island. Joe heard the footsteps of a 
horse, and slyly peeping from his cov- 
ert discovered the Sheriff's wife ap- 
proaching on horseback on her way 
to Selinsgrove. Quickly stepping in- 
to the road he pulled off his hat, made 
a poltie bow, and as quickly disap- 
peared in the bushes. The astonish- 
ed lady, who knew him, hurried on 
to Selinsgrove and gave the alarm. 
A party headed by George Kremer 
(afterwards a member of Congress) 
was hurriedly made up and went in 
pursuit of the refugee. He was cap- 
tured and returned to the custody or 
Sheriff Antes at the jail in Sunbury. 
He was tried and convicted, and his 
sentence is one of the strangest found 
in the annals of criminal history in 
Pennsylvania. The Quarter Sessions 
docket, still preserved among the 
court records at Sunbury (for Sep- 
tember, 1784,) shows that he was 
convicted of felony, and the follow- 
ing sentence was imposed: 

Judgment: That the said Joseph 
Disberry receive thirty-nine lashes 
between the hours of eight and nine 
o'clock to-morrow; to stand in the 
pillory one hour; to have his ears 
cut off and nailed to the post; to re- 
turn the property stolen, or the value 
thereof; remain in prison three 
months; pay a fine of £30 to the 
honorable, the President of this State, 
for the support of the government, 
and stand convicted until fine, fees, 
&c, are paid. 

***** 

This remarkable sentence shows the 
estimate that was put on Joe as a 
criminal. The whipping post and 
pillory stood in the public square in 
Sunbury, and the spot can still be 
pointed out. Colonel Henry Antes, 
the Sheriff, directed the whipping, if 
he did not do it himself. There is no 
record to show who did the ear crop- 
ping, but as the surgical operation fell 



to the Sheriff, it is persumed that he 
did. Among the twelve men who 
composed the jury were several noted 
Indian fighters and revolutionary soi- 
dieris. Peter Hosterman, foreman, 
was active as a militiaman, and had 
command at one time of a company 
to repel Indian attacks. Adam and 
Michael Grove were famous as In- 
dian scouts, and were engaged in sev- 
eral bloody encounters with the sav- 
ages. This severe sentence did not 
cure Joe of his thieving propensities, 
for the Quarter Sessions docket for 
August term, 1798, shows that he was 
arrainged and tried on three indict- 
ments for robbing the houses of 
Phillip Bower, Peter Jones and Isaiah 
Willitts, and convicted on each. Hon. 
Jacob Rush, President Judge of the 
judicial district, was on the bench, 
and imposed the following sentence: 

"That the prisoner, Joseph Dis- 
berry, forfeit all and singular his 
goods and chattels, land and tene- 
ments, to and for the use of the Com- 
monwealth, and undergo a servitude 
of seven years for the burglary com- 
mitted in the house of Philip Bower, 
and be committed to the House of 
Correction, pay the costs of prose- 
cution, etc." The Court then sen- 
tenced him on the two other indict- 
ments seven years each, and con- 
tinued: 

"That the defendant be conveyed 
to the goal and penitentiary house 
of the city of Philadelphia to undergo 
the servitude aforesaid for the term 
of twenty-one years. And that the 
said Joseph Disberry be kept for the 
snnce of two years in the solitary ceil 
out of the term of twenty-one years. 

When the sentence was being de- 
livered Joe was an attentive listenei, 
and when the last "seven" was pro- 
nounced he broke in with this remark: 
"Why, Judge, three times seven are 
twenty-one!" which caused the au- 
dience to smile. Joe was brought fco 
this city and served his long sentence, 
whi^h expired in 1819. He returned 
to his old haunts about Sunbury and 
Selinsgrove an old man, but as merry 
as ever. His long and frequent 
punishments failed to make an honest 
man of him, and he continued to pil- 
fer wherever an opportunity offered. 
The date of his death is unknown, but 
it is s^.id that he went one night to 
a mill in Union county to steal fioui , 
and falling through a hatchway sus- 
tained injuries which finally killed 
him. 



51st PENNA. IN CIVIL WAR 



185 



THE 51st PA. 



Republished from the Middleburgh 
POST, of Dec. 19, 1912. 



Editor National Tribune: I have 
asked you for a short sketch of the 
51st Pa., but have not yet seen it. — 
E. Engle, Lawrence Kan. 

The 51st Pa., one of the fighting 
regiments, was organized at Harris- 
burg, Nov. 16, 1861, and after serv- 
ing out two enlistments was mustered 
out July 27, 1865. It was command- 
ed by Cols. John F. Hartranft and 
Wm. J. Bolton. In January, 1862, 
the regiment sailed from Annapolis 
with Burnside, returning to Virginia 
in August, 1862, with the Ninth 
Corps, and was engaged at the battles 
of Manassas. At Antietam the 51st 
won undying glory. A stone bridge 
spans Antietam Creek, the approaches 
to which were commanded by the 
enemy's rifle pits and batteries. Regi- 
ment after regiment had attempted 
to cross this bridge to gain a position 
on the opposite bank, but without 
success. Col Hartranft, at the head 
of the 51st, led his regiment across 
the narrow roadway of the span, and 
in spite of the murderous fire leveled 
against them succeeded in reaching 
the other side of the creek. In this 
daring movement he was ably sup- 
ported by the 51st N. Y., led by Col. 
Robert B. Potter. The causalties of 
the 51st Pa. at the bridge and in the 
subsequent fighting of the day 
amounted to 21 killed and 99 wound- 
ed, Lieut.-Col Thomas S. Bell being 
among the killed. The regiment tooK 
part in Grant's Virginia campaigns. 
At Cold Harbor, in advancing against 
the enemies lines, Lieut.-Col. Edwin 
Schall, who was leading the regiment, 
was killed. It belonged to Wilcox's 
Division, Ninth Corps, and lost 177 
killed and 137 from disease, etc. Its 
total of killed and wounded was 647, 
and 41 of its members died in Con- 
federate prisons. — Editor National 
Tribune. 



Bumside's Corps, 2 Miles Beyond 
Sharpsburg, Md. 

List of Killed, Wounded and Miss- 
ing, of the 51st Regiment P. V. at 



the taking of "Stone Bridge," on 
Wednesday, the 17th of September, 
1862. 

Lt. Col. Thomas S. Bell, killed. 

Adjt. George Shorkley, wounded in 
arm. 

Q. M. John J. Freedley, wounded 
in arm. 

Sgt. Major C. P. Stonerode, severely, 
thigh. 

Company A. 
Capt. W. J. Bolton, Wounded in jaw. 
Private James Coulson, killed. 
Private William Somerlot, killed. 
Private James M. Bolton, wounded 
in leg. 

Private George S. Buzzard, slightly. 
Private Charles Keiser, leg, since am- 
putated. 
Private Andrew Widger, foot, severe- 

ly. 

Private Harry C. Wood, slightly. 

Private Levi Bolton, arm, severely. 
Company B. 

Private David Huntnar, killed. 

Sgt. R. J. Williams, seriously, in head. 

Sgt. George Bobler, thigh severely. 

Corpl. Valentine Stocker, hand, 
slightly. 

Private George H. Bird, neck, ser- 
iously. 

Private Henry C. Moore, breast, ser- 
iously. 

Private Aaron Thatcher, head, ser- 
iously. 

Private Frances Young, lungs, slight- 

ly- 

Company C. 

David Kane, killed. 

Lieut. Davis Hunsicker, wounded 
since dead. 

Lieut. T. J. Lynch, wounded, ser- 
iously. 

Sergt. B. F. Miller, wounded, serious- 
ly. 

Corpl. James Sullivan, wounded ser- 
iously. 

Corpl. Simon P. Emory, leg, since am- 
putated. 

Private Samuel Egolf, slightly. 

Private Levi W. Shingles, slightly. 

Private Thomas Allen, shoulder, ser- 
iously. 

Private Levi Baum, hip, slightly. 

Private Reub. DeHaven, hip, serious- 
ly- 
Private Wm. H. R. Fox, slightly. 

Private Charles R. Fox, shoulder. 

Private Wm. Gunn, slightly. 

Private John Hollowell, dangerously. 

Private Henry Jago, seriously. 



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Private William Lath, seriously. 

Private George Mercer, arm, ampu- 
tated. 

Private Patrick Rogan, leg, seriously. 

Private David Speer, arm, seriously. 

Private John C. Umstead, shoulder. 

Private Abm. Walt, leg, seriously. 
Company D. 

Lieut. Saml. Fair, wounded seriously, 
since dead. 

Private Michael Mooney, killed. 

Sergt. Edwin Bennet, leg, slightly. 

Corpl. John Gilligan, shoulder. 

Corpl. Isaac Tolan, arm, seriously. 

Sergt. John Earl, arm amputated. 

Sergt. Wm. Faulkner, arm. 

Private Wm. Essick, wrist, slightly. 

Private Hector Gillian, arm, serious- 
ly. 

Private George Hayberry, arm, ser- 
iously. 

Private Wm. Hauberger, leg. 

Private John Mogee, head. 

Private Saml. McDade, arm, slightly. 

Private Wm. Mogee, back, seriously. 

Private Wm. McMinamy, foot. 

Private John Richards, hand, slight- 
ly. 

Company E. 

Sergt. Geo. C. Gustilians, arm, ser- 
ic jsly. 

Corpl. Geo. W. Foote, arm, seriously. 

Sergt. James Cornelius, foot. 

Sergt. James Marston, mouth. 

Sergt. Abm. Benfer, hand. 

Sergt. C. W. Woodward, slightly. 

Sergt. Lewis Kliner, head. 

Sergt. Martin D. Reed, hand. 

Sergt. Jackson McFadden, leg. 

Company F. 

Sergt. Wm. H. Conner, killed. 
Sergt. Henry Shultz, killed. 
Capt. Lane S. Hart, arm, serious. 
1st. Lt. A. H. Fillman, body, serious 

ly. 

Lt. Isaac Fillman, slightly. 

Lt. James Dolan, slightly. 

Lt. Danl. Frease, slightly. 

Lt. Henry Lentz, seriously, since 

dead. 
Lt. Wm. Montgomery, slightly. 
Lt. Bob McGee, slightly. 

Company G. 

Corpl. James Dowling. killed. 
Sergt. Miles Dillen, killed. 
Sergt. Wallis Wiggins, killed. 
Sergt. Geo. Armstrong, wounded 

slightly. 
Corpl. Jesse Lucas, slightly. 
Private Wm. Wilson, slightly. 



Private Geo. Dumont, slightly. 

Private Wm. Young, seriously. 

Private Robt. Harton, slightly. 

Private Jacob Casher, slightly. 

Private Wm. Allen, missing. 

Private John J. Fisher, missing. 

Company H. 

Lieut. J. G. Beaver, killed. 

1st. Sgt. Mathew M. Vandine, killed. 

Private Isaac Beck, killed. 

Private Edward Beer, killed. 

Private Levi Marks. 

Private Hack Wittes, killed. 

Corpl. H. C. McCormick, wounded. 

Privt. H. McClure, wounded. 

John Erdley, wounded. 

John Rain, slightly. 

Harry McCormick, slightly. 

James L. Schooley, slightly. 

A. Wertenbaugh, slightly. 
i 
Company I. 

Sergt. John C. Davis, killed. 

Corpl. Thomas S. Davis, killed. 

Private John Murphy, shoulder. 

Private George W. Percival, slight- 

ly. 

Private Jacob Emerich, leg. 
Private Jacob Myers, leg, slightly. 
Private C. Buley, hip, dangerously. 
Private Wm. J. Anderson, leg. 

Company K. 
Private Wm. Scott, killed. 
Sergt. Albert Snyder, wounded. 
Danl. Eichman, wounded. 
Private Thos. Foster, wounded. 
Private Jacob Fortner, slightly. 
Private Jacob S. Hiber, slightly. 
Private Saml. McBride, slightly. 
Private Saml. Royer, slightly. 
Private Irwin Richards, slightly. 
Private Joseph Sarba, seriously. 
Private Joseph Snyder, slightly. 
Private Wm. Yates, slyightly. 

Number of Soldiers in each Com- 
pany of the 51st Regt., Pa. Vol 
Inft., Enlisted, Drafted and Trans- 
ferred: A. 227. B. 174. C. 195. 
D. 219. E. 182. F. 210. G. 230. 
H. 237. I. 189. K. 197. Total 2160. 

Miles Traveled. By water, 5,390. 
By Rail. 3.311. Marches, 1,738. To 
tal, 10,439. 



HON. G. ALFRED SCHOCH 



187 



ALFRED SCHOC 
TO 




President cf Two Banks and Telephone Comqany, Director of Susque- 
hanna University, Twice a Member of Legislature, Donor of 
Court House Clock, and Contributor to Charities. 



Sept. 27, 1917, Snyder County 
lost one of its most valuable citizens 
in the person of Hon. G. Alfred 
Schoch, of this place, having reached 
the age of almost three-quarters of 
a century. It was evident to his 
friends that for the past few years he 
was gradually failing in health. 

Born Jan. 16, 1843, near Middle- 
burg, early in life he began an active 
and useful career, never relinquish- 
ing his activity in business until the 
last week of his life. He had been 
identified in every important public 
movement in connection with Mid- 
dleburg, since he has been old enough 
to do any business. 

He was an important factor in the 
organization of the First National 
Bank, of Middleburg, became its first 
president and served in that capacity 
up to the time of his death. 

In the organization of the Mid- 
dlecreek Valley Telephone Company, 
he played an important part, became 
its first president and remained at the 
head of the company until the last. 

He was the head and active director 
of the Middleburg Shoe Company, 
served as school director of Middle- 
burg, for most of his life, was an' 
officer of the Lutheran church, of 
Middleburg, was a director and a 
liberal contributor of Susquehanna 
University, Selinsgrove, was a direc- 
tor and officer of the Glendale Ceme- 
tery Company, was president of the 
First National Bank, of New Berlin, 
from the time of its organization to 
the end of life, was a director and 
contributor to the school at New Ber- 
lin, while it was in existence there, 
and a liberal contributor of a large 
-number of charities and furnished the 
money for quite a number of students 
at Susquehanna University, who were 
too poor to provide their own means, 
until after graduation. 




HON. G. ALFRED SCHOCH 



188 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



In 1867, he was elected Jury Com- 
missioner of Snyder County. He 
also served two terms in the Pennsyl- 
vania Legislature, first in 1875-6 and 
second in 1885-6, having won the ad- 
miration and respect of all for his 
steadfastness of purpose. So well 
had he ingratiated himself into the 
hearts of his fellow legislators that 
he secured an adjournment of the 
Legislature, just a few days before 
its close, in order that all might come 
to Selinsgrove, May 25, 1885, to par- 
ticipate in the unveiling of the monu- 
ment erected by the state in memory 
of Governor Snyder, in whose honor 
our county has been named. 

When the Sunbury and Lewistown 
Railroad was projected he was an ar- 
dent supporter of the enterprise. It 
was the first great artery of business 
enterprise through this valley and 
still remains the biggest project of 
the valley. 

He will be missed in all the busi- 
ness enterprises in which he was con- 
nected, and they are many. Greater 
yet will he be missed in the home, 
in the town and the county, where 
he has always lent a helping hand 
financially and in every way possible. 

During the summer of 1915, when 
the Court House was under process 
of reconstruction, he donated to the 
county the magnificient tower clock 
and the court room dial, which for 
almost two years already has done 
service to an appreciative public and 
which will remain for many years as 
a memorial to his charitable dispo- 
sition. As the great clock strikes the 
hours of the day and night, we are 
all reminded of his magninimity, and 
we pause to reflect over the goodness 
of his heart and his public generosity. 

He ingratiated himself into such 
public favor that the Palladium Club, 
composed of the best ladies of Beav- 
ertcv/n, unanimously voted Mr. 
Schoch the most popular man in Sny- 
der County, a distinction, which has 
generally been approved by the peo- 
ple of the county. 

Affable in manners, kind-hearted in 
snirit. a good mixer, a pleasant con- 
versationalist, he made friends wher- 
ever he went. 

He was a regular supporter to the 
home for Friendless children and to 
further the great cause of his chari- 
ties Mr. and Mrs. Schoch accepted a 
boy through the home, and have spent 
of their means and talents to raise 
and educate their foster son, Allen, 



who is now a student of Bellefonte 
Academy. 

December 23, 1873, he was joined 
in wedlock to Miss Alice D., daughter 
of the late John and Elizabeth (Ris- 
hel) Mench, of near Miffiinburg, one 
of the oldest and most prominent 
families of Central Pennsylvania. To 
this union a daughter was born, but 
the Allwise saw fit to remove the 
sweet life in its very bud. 

The widow, a most estimable lady, 
and a sister, Mrs. Lewis Pawling, of 
Selinsgrove, survive. 

Mr. Schoch was educated in the 
public schools and in Freeburg Aca- 
demy and at the close of his edu- 
cational pursuits, began teaching 
school, and, for nine winters, taught 
public school, then became a clerk, 
and later entered business in the 
large brick building adjoining the 
Middleburg Inn, which business he re- 
linquished about thirty years ago. 

Mr. Schoch traces his parentage 
back to the Faderland, his great- 
great-grandfather, Mathias Schoch, 
with his brothers, John and George, 
and two sisters, coming thence and 
settling in Berks County, Pa. Mathias 
was married twice and had children 
as follows: John, Henry, Michael, 
Jacob, Peter and Catharine by his 
1st wife, and Geo., Daniel and Rebec- 
ca by the 2nd. Jacob, (son of Math- 
ias) had children as follows: George, 
Michael, Jacob, Sem, Abram, John, 
David, Benjamin, Catharine (married 
George A. Snyder) Susan, (married 
Rev. J. G. Anspach) Elizabeth, (mar- 
ried Col. Philip Gross) Mary, (mar- 
ried Beatty Cook.) 

Michael (son of Mathias) was the 
father of George, the father of Geo. 
W. Schoch, editor of the Miffiinburg 
Telegraph. Michael (son of Jacob) 
born May 15, 1799, married Rosanna 
Klose who bore him seven children, 
the eldest of whom, Emanuel, born 
near Middleburg. Aug. 7, 1822, and 
died Nov. 23. 1889, married Susanna, 
daughter of John and Margaret (Mil- 
ler) Kline, and had two children, — 
Hon. G. Alfred Schoch, the deceased, 
and Amanda Diana, married to Lewis 
E. Pawling, of Selinsgrove. Mrs. 
Susanna Schoch, (mother of G. Al- 
fred) was born July 16, 1823, was 
married Aug. 19, 1841 to Emanuel 
Schoch, and died Jan. 29, 1902. 

The last sad rites and interment 
took place Monday afternoon from 
the late residence of the deceased. 



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189 



It was the largest gathering at a 
funeral in this place for a long time. 
The Rev. Dr. H. D. Hayes and Rev. 
Dr. Manhart officiated. 

The active pall bearers represented 
the Lutheran church council, and the 
honorary pall bearers represented the 
various boards of directors of which 
Mr. Schoch has been a member for 
many years. 

Active Pall Bearers 

Middleburg Lutheran church coun- 
cil: J. R. Kreeger, A. S. Beaver, Geo. 
H. Steininger, W. B. Winey, John F. 
Stetler, Geo. W. Hassinger. Honor- 
ary: Lee G. Winey, John G. Renning- 
er and Prof. T. F. Shambach. 
Honorary Pall Bearers 

Directors of the First National 
Bank of Middleburg: J. G. Thomp- 
son, W. A. Hassinger. John C. Show- 
ers, M. Millner, Jere Charles and Geo. 
A. Erdley. 

Directors of the First National 
Bank, of New Berlin: R. S. Meiser, 
John Spangler, Jacob Frock, H. H. 
Wetzel, P. H. Benfer, A. A. Shiffer, 
and Cyrus Eaton. 

Directors of the Middlecreek Val- 
ley Telephone Co.: Hon. H. M. Mc- 
Clure, James E. Magee- Frank A. 
Eyer, John S. Kauffman, John W. 
Hassinger, Thomas H. Spigelmire, 
James McClure and Geo. W. Wagen- 
seller. 

Directors and Professors of Sus- 
quehanna University: — Chas. Steele, 
R. L. Schroyer, Hon. D. Norman App, 
Rev. Dr. F. P. Manhart, Dr. John I. 
Woodruff. 

Many people were present from 
a distance. Court opened Monday 
at eleven o'clock and adjourned from 
2.30 to 4.30 during the funeral ser- 
vices in token of esteem for his public 
spirit in presenting a tower clock for 
the Temple of Justice. 

Middleburg has lost another citi- 
zen of inestimable worth to the com- 
munity and his many acts of kind- 
ness and charity will live long after 
the present generation as a memorial 
to his existence. 



STUMP'S RUN 




From POST Nov. 19, 1908. 

During the past week Mr. Milton 
Moatz tore down the building along 
the entrance road to the cemetery in 
this place. With the passing of this 
building, there is removed a land 
mark of history. 

This was the first school house of 
the town and it was also used for 
Sunday School. Owing to its impor- 
tance in history we take the follow- 
ing on scnoois from the History of 
Susquehanna & Juniata Valleys, writ- 
ten in the 70's: 

"The public schools are graded, and 
are held in the large two-story brick 
building standing at the end of Wal- 
nut Street, on Pine Street. Prior 
to the erection of this building, a 
frame school house, painted red, oc- 
cupied the site. After climbing up 
steep steps, the pupils entered a 
small square entry, which led to the 
main room. Within the door, to the 
left sat the school master, well sup- 
plied with four-feet long switches 
and woe to the tardy or unruly pu- 
pil that came within his convenient 
reach, as he entered that door. The 
seats and desks were made of solid 
pine boards, planed smooth at first 
but ere many winters had passed 
deeply cut with some favorite ini- 
tials and characters. 

This old school house on the hill 
was called the "Gravel Hill Semi- 
nary." 

"There was a similar school house 
at the East end of town, on the lane 
that leads to the cemetery of the 
place. It stood back of Motz's tan- 
nery, close by Stump's Run, and was 
called "Stump's Run Academy." 
Great rivalries used to exist between 
the scholars of these two schools. The 
teachers were: John A. Ettinger, Dan- 
iel Showers, Franklin Wenrick. Chas. 
P. Swen«el, John Pechman and 
others. There are at present two 
schools in the town, with an attend- 
ance of eighty pupils." 



190 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



Waldo Reed 

One of the teachers of "Stump's 
Run Academy" was Waldo Reed. He 
came here from Connecticut, and for 
the details of this story we are in- 
debted to 'Sqire A. K. Gift: 

There was a halo about this man 
Reed all the while he was here. Mr. 
Reed himself said he had a wife and 
child in New England, but as he 
taught school here for about eight 
years, and he did not visit them nor 
did they visit him, it was scarcely 
believed to be true. Yet frequently 
he would point to some child and say 
that reminded him of his own off- 
spring, back in Connecticut. 

Mr. Reed said he had been in the 
store business at his old home. He 
was a good teacher and had a kind 
and loving disposition. For a while 
he boarded at Mr. Snyder's, (father 
of Absolom,) and later he boarded at 
the Waffle House, (the Central Ho- 
tel kept by old Mrs. Smith, (mother 
of Charles). He was a peculiar man 
in some respects, but he maintained 
the love and respect of every per- 
son. He died a poor man and he did 
not have money enough left to buy 
a marker and in loving remember- 
ance of the untiring devotion to his 
duties, his former pupils raised a 
fund and erected a marker at his 
last resting place in the Middleburg 
cemetery. The marker bears this 
inscription: "Waldo Reed, born in 
the state of Conneticut, 1803; died 
June 3, 1850, in Middleburg Union 
Co.. Pa., aged 42 years." 

It is said that Waldo Wittenmyer, 
formerly a prominent business man 
of this place, was named after Mr. 
Reed. 

After the death of Mr. Reed, his 
wife wrote a letter of inquiry con- 
cerning him, when it was learned 
positively that he really had a wife 
and family in New England, but it 
was never learned why he never went 
back to his family. 

While Mr. Reed taught school, a 
corner of the room was partitioned 
off with a curtain, where Mrs. Joseph 
Bowes taught a class at intervals dur- 
ing the day. She was the assistant 
teacher. 

Origin of Name 

The name Stump's Run Academy, 
was taken from the stream that flow- 
ed past the door of this old educa- 
tional center. The stream took its 
name from Frederick Stump, who on 
Sunday, January 10, 1768 murdered 



White Mingo and five other indians 
near the mouth of Middlecreek and 
later came fourteen miles up the 
creek, here at Middleburg, where he 
found one woman and two girls with 
one child. These he killed, and put- 
ting their bodies into the cabin, he 
burned it. This latter deed occured 
on the banks of the stream that bears 
his name. Stump and his com- 
panion, Ironcutter, were arrested at 
Gabriel's, (Selinsgrove) and taken to 
the Carlisle jail. They were forcibly 
rescued on the 29th, were concealed 
about Fort Augusta a few days, and 
then fled the country. Tradition has 
it, that Stump died in Virginia, many 
years afterward. 

Teacher and Pupils of the School 

Among the pupils and teachers of 
the school are those who are still 
residing here as well as those who 
have gone elsewhere. Among the 
teachers are (1) Mr. Quinlan, (2) 
Mr. McAlarney, an Irishman, who 
taught two winters. The order of 
the other teachers is not known, but 
among them are Rev. Frederick Bow- 
er, now deceased, Robert W. Smith, 
G. Aaron Hassinger, Thomas J. 
Smith, Esq., and Mrs. Dr. Ernest. 

Among the pupils were! Dr. John 
Y. Shindel, Mrs. D. T. Rhoads, Mrs. 
Joseph Bowes, (Peggy Snyder) Dr. 
T. B. Bibighaus, Jno. C. Frrin, Mar- 
tha Billhardt, Thomas J. Smith, Na- 
thaniel Snyder, John A. and G. Mil- 
ton Moatz, Mrs. Dr. Ernest, Mrs. Ar- 
nold, Mrs. John Moatz, Caleb Smith, 
Geo. M. Shindel and many others. 

Dr. Shindel started to school in the 
building at Stump's Run when he 
was 12 years of age. It was about 
1846. The building was not com- 
pleted when school opened, as it was 
not plastered. The school then was 
held in a small building on the Adam 
Showers property, for about one 
month until the school building was 
completed. A Mr. Weller had the 
contract to build Stump's Run Aca- 
demy. At that time there was only 
three months free school, but fre- 
quently there was subscription school, 
in the Spring and Summer. 

Quinlan was the first teacher. Dr. 
Shindel thinks that Waldo Reed 
taught more in Gravel Hill Seminary 
than in Stump's Run Academy. It 
appears that both of these schools 
existed as ungraded schools. The 
town was divided. From Wittenmy- 
er's corner, North and West, the chil- 



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191 



dren went to school on the hill. From 
Wm. Beaver's Store Corner, South 
and East, the children went to 
Stump's Run Academy. 

We learn further from Dr. Shindel 
that he circulated the subscription 
paper to raise money for the marker 
for Waldo Reed's grave. He says fur- 
ther that Reed had been to McKees 
Half Falls and contracted fever and 
ague and returned home and became 
very sick and died, as above stated. 

Dr. Shindel further states that Peg- 
gy Snyder, (Mrs. Joe Bowes,) taught 
on the hill and not at Stump's Run. 

The same authority relates that 
Mrs. Arnold carried to her grave a 
scar received as a result of falling 
off the bridge across Stump's Run in- 
to the stream, while attending school. 
Dr. Shindel jumped in and picked her 
up and helped her out. 

The history of Auctioneer Charles 
Stnid's injured eye had its origin in 
Stump's Run Academy. It was not 
"Mooky" who was bad, but it was 
another boy who was getting a flail- 
ing at the hands of Thomas J. Smith, 
deceased, who was the teacher. A 
niece of the whip broke off and flew 
into Mr. Spaid's eye and destroyed 
its usefulness. 

When the new two-story bnc<c 
building w?s completed on the hill, 
the one used for a shirt factory, the 
schools were graded and the pup'H 
all went to the ~ame building where 
the school '.vas continued, until the 
present building was erected 8 or 10 
years ago en Sugar street. In this 
building' there were three teachers 
until this fall when four teachers 
were employed for the first time. 

During the past year G. M. Moatz 
sold the land along Stump's Run for 
making a broader road to the ceme- 
tery, but reserved the building which 
he has removed, and with it lingers 
many fond recollection of early school 
days by those who still reside in this 
neighborhood. 



THE FIRST COUNTY SUPERIN- 
TENDENT 



From POST, March 30, 1889. 

A correspondent writes as follows, 
to the editor of the "POST." "Please 
answer through the colums of the 
"POST" who was the first Superin- 
tendent of Snyder County and when 
he was elected." 

By reference to the following ar- 
ticle republished from the "POST" 
under date of May 15, 1884, our cor- 
respondent will find what he wishes 
to know. 

"The election of County Superin- 
tendents thruout Pennsylvania on 
Tuesday marks the completion of the 
third decade since the adoption of 
the present school law and the elec- 
tion of the first County Superinten- 
dents, the Act having gone into ef- 
fect May 15, 1854. The County 
Superintendents who have served 
Snyder County since the passage of 
the Act. together with the salaries 
paid each, as far as we are able to 
le-rn, are as fellows: Prof. Jacob S. 
Whitman, of Freeburg, was elected 
in Mpv, 1854, for the county of Uni- 
on. He resigned after serving one 
ye***: the year Union county was di- 
vided. David Heckendcrn, who re- 
sided at Adamsburg, became his suc- 
cessor, through appointment, receiv- 
ing a salary of $300. The next 
County Superintendent, and the first 
elected for the new county of Snyder 
was Prof. Daniel S. Boyer. of Free- 
burg! The Directors Convention 
in May. 1857, agreed to pay Prof. 
Boyer $200 per annum, but the di- 
rectors reconvened six months after- 
wards and raised it to $500. Samuel 
^lleman. Esq., then a resident of 
Middleburgh, was elected in 1860, 
and received a salary of $400. Prof. 
William Moyer was elected in 1863, 
18fi6, and 1869, salary, $500. Prof. 
William Noetling was elected in 1872 
and 1875, receiving $500. Prof. Noet- 
ling resigned immediately after hold- 
ing his public examinations in Octo- 
ber. 1877, and State Superintendent 
Wi°kersham appointed Mr. Wm. P. 
Sch?rf, of Selinsgrove, as his suc- 
cessor. Mr. Scharf was elected in 
May, 1878. He was the first County 
Superintendent of Snyder who was 
elected after the, passage of the Act 
giving County Superintendents a sal- 
ary of $1,000 and upwards. Prof. 
William Moyer was again elected as 
County Superintendent in May, 1881. 



192 



SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS. 



THE YEAR MIDDLEBURG WAS 
LAID OUT 



Taken from POST, May 31, 1900. 

Considerable discussion has arisen 
since the talk of having a centennial, 
as to exactly what year the town 
was laid out. Mr. Samuel Witten- 
myer, the oldest citizen of the town, 
says on this point that his father, 
Michael Wittenmyer, erected a build- 
ing on the store corner in 1801 and 
that the town must have been laid 
out for several years before that 
time, at least back as far as 1800, 
so that the town is not less than 100 
years old. It is unfortunate that the 
town plot bears no date. Old Mich- 
ael Wittenmyer was a clock maker 
and in 1801 bought the lot where 
Milton Moatz lives from John Swine- 
ford, the owner of the town, for a 
24-hour clock. Mr. Wittenmyer had 
the cellar almost dug when Mr. 
Swineford came to the site of the 
building and told Mr. Wittenmyer 
that he ought to have the lot out at 
the corner and then it would pay him 
to put up a good house. Mr. Witten- 
myer replied that he did not have the 
money to buy such an expensive lot, 
whereupon Mr. Swineford agreed to 
take back the Moatz lot and would 
sell Wittenmyer the corner lot if the 
latter would make him an eight-day 
clock. The offer was accepted. The 
erection of the building commenced 
at once. This was in 1801, At that 
time there were only three or four 
buildings in this neighborhood. John 
Swineford resided and kept a hotel 
on the lot where John Moyer now re- 
sides. (Brick House at the forks of 
the road on East Market street). 
This was the first hotel in this sec- 
tion and that began to entertain 
guests as early as 1787. There was 
a house in 1801 out where Mr. Fens- 
terbush now resides, the old Witten- 
wyer homestead. There was a house 
on the corner, now the bank lot, 
owned by Mr. Benheimer, who kept 
a store, and another back of town 
on the road leading toward New Ber- 
lin. There may have been other 
houses in this vicinity, but that is all 
tradition accounts for. 

In 1802 the assessment list show- 
ed the following residents for Mid- 
dleburg, John Aurand, joiner; John 
Epler, David Fry, shoemaker; Jacob 
Fry, senior; Kennel Mark, Jacob 



Lechner, inn-keeper; David Liest, 
Isaac Mertz, Zacharias Mussinna; 
John Nelson; Martin Smith, cooper; 
Robert Smith; George Spade; George 
Swineford; John Weller; Michael 
Wiant; Michael Wittenmyer, clock- 
maker. 

o 



AN OLD RELIC 



From an Old Copy of the POST. 

Prof. D. S. Boyer has in his pos- 
session a copy of the Pennsylvania 
Reporter published by Wm. D. Boas 
in Harrisburg, March 2, 1838. It 
is a single sheet, seven-column pa- 
per, and was the leading Democratic 
organ in Pennsylvania, published 
weekly at $3.00 per annum, and dur- 
ing the session of the Legislature, 
was published twice a week for $2 
additional. Martin Van Buren was 
President of the United States, and 
Joseph Ritner Governor of the State 
of Pennsylvania. It contains a 
lengthy article in favor of the cul- 
tivation of spring wheat. It con- 
tains a full account of the unfortu- 
nate duel between Hon. Wm. J. 
Graves, M. D., of Kentucky, and 
Jonathan Cilley, of Maine, also a 
member of Congress, and who was 
killed at the first fire of his antago- 
nist. This unfortunate affair arous- 
ed a feeling of indignation among our 
people, and forever abolished the 
"Code of Honor" as the last resort to 
settle a difficulty. The size of the 
paper and the news it contains pre- 
sents a marked contrast to the pub- 
lications of the present day. From 
1838 to 1899, a period of sixty-one 
years, great and momentous changes 
have occurred. Tv/o hundred and ten 
letters are advertised as remaining 
in the Harrisburg post office. The 
advertisements in this paper present 
a marked contrast with those print- 
ed in the papers of the present day. 
Owen McCabe, of Harrisburg, adver 
tises 50 sacks of fine salt, 20 barrels 
of No. 2 mackerel, etc, for sale. This 
valuable relic was among the books 
and papers purchased at the sale of 
Hon. John Snyder by Mr. Boyer, and 
the name of Capt. John Snyder was 
written by the publisher on the pa- 
per, shows that he had been a sub- 
scriber. Prof. Boyer presented the 
p^per to the Snyder County Histori- 
cal Society. 



LAND WARRANTEES 



193 



LAND WARRANTEES 



Some Data That Should be Preserved 
For History 



Taken from POST. June 10, 1909. 

We publish below a list of lands as 
taken from the files of the POST, 
published in June and July 1868. The 
list is very valuable from a historical 
stand-point as well from a practical 
use of tracing title: 

List of Land Situate in Snyder Co., 
held by location or any other office 
right, issued by the Land Department 
of this Commonwealth, upon which 
no patents have been issued, includ- 
ing the names in which such loca- 
tions or other office rights are enter- 
ed. 

Aurand, Samuel, 400 acres, Jack's 
Creek. 

Aurand, Henry. 400 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 

Augustine, J. H. 200 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Aurand, Henry, 400 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Aurand, George, 30 acres, Mahan- 
tongo. 

Aurand. George, 10 acres, Centre 
Township. 

Aplinger, J., Jr., 100 acres, Mahan- 
tongo. 

Anderson, John, 5 acres, Centre. 

Aurand, George 40 acres, Centre. 

Arbogast- Nicholas, 1 acre, Perry 
Township. 

Aigler, Noah, 20 acres, Beaver Town- 
ship. 

Aigler, Noah, 130 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Aigler, Noah, 136 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Aigler. Noah, 36 acres, Beaver town- 
ship. 

Aigler, Noah, 60 acres, Beaver Town- 
ship. 

Allison, Benjamin, 300 acres, West 
Buffalo Township. 

Banter, George, 100 acres, Middle- 
creek township. 

Bright, Michael Jr., 100 acres Forks 
of Middlecreek Township. 

Born, Herman, 150 acres, Mahanton- 
go. 

Bay, Abraham, 25 acres, Mahan- 
tongo. 

Baker, William, 200 acres, Penns 
Township. 



Berger, Philip, 30 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Bruce, David, 9 acres, Centre Town- 
ship. 

Bruce- David, 29 acres, Centre Town- 
ship. 

Bruce, David, 20 acres, Centre Town- 
ship. 

Bowersox. John, 26 acres, Centre 
Township. 

Bi-uce, David, 50 acres, Beaver Town- 
ship. 

Barr- Benjamin, 50 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Breckbill, Jacob, 35 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Bowersox, Jacob, 7 acres, Centre 
Township. 

Beck, Samuel, L., 175 acres- Wash- 
ington Township. 

Benner, Daniel, 35 acres Perry Town- 
ship. 

Beaver, Isaac 100 acres Beaver 
Township. 

Beaver, Isaac, 50 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Botteiger, Isaac, 50 acres, Perry 
Township. 

Benfer, Henry, 12 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Brown, Peter, 110 acres, West Bea- 
ver Township. 

Bobb. Reuben, 5 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Bowersox, Jacob, 20 acres, Centre 
Township. 

Baker, Sarah, 300 acres, Washington 
Township. 

Cline. Stephen, 100 acres, Penn 
Township. 

Drinkhouse, Adam, 100 acres, Penns 
Creek. 

Danninger, J. F., 130 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Dreese, Michael, 100 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Dewait. Win,, 400 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 

Deimer, John, 400 acres Middlecreek 
Township. 

Dilworth, Charles, 400 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 

Dilworth, Samuel, 400 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 

Dilworth, James. 400 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 

Dauberman, Cris, 12 acres Penns 
Township. 

Dauberman, Cris., 10 acres, Penns 
Township. 

Decker, Wm., 7 acres. Centre Town- 
snip. 

Dean, John, 14 acres, Beaver Town- 
ship. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS 



Deimer, Isaac, 8 acres, Washington 

Township. 
Dubbs, John. 2 acres, Washington 

Township. 
Egan, William, 100 acres, Penns 

Township. 
Eisenhart, B., 30 acres Beaver Twp. 
Erb. John, 50 acres, Centre Town- 
ship. 
Fear, Jacob, 100 acres, Middlecreek 

Township. 
Faush, Henry, 30 acres, Beaver 

Creek. 
Fiss, P. & A. B., 200 acres, adjoining 

Mifflin County. 
Foreman- D. & S., 7 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Forrey, Nath., 50 acres, Perry Twp. 
Fryes, Peter, 300 acres, West Bea- 
ver Township. 
Gerhard, Henry, 50 acres, Penns 

Township. 
Gratz. Simon, 230 acres, Penns 

Township. 
Gray. Robert, 300 acres, Middlecreek 

Township. 
Gettig, Crist, 400 acres, Middlecreek 

Township. 
Grebil, C. Jr., 68.126 acres, Perry 

Township. 
Grebil, Crist, 10 acres. Perry Twp. 
Gift, J. and M. D., 400 acres, Centre 

Township. 

Goodling, Chas., 30 acres, Perry Twp. 

Good, Jno. 3 acres, Beaver Town- 
ship. 

Goss, George- 25 2cres, Beaver Twp. 

Harrold, Geo., 15 acres, Dutch Run. 

Heister, Rose, 150 acres, Penns 
Creek. 

Harhold, Geo., 159 acres, Penns Twp. 

Hassinger, F.. 100 acres, Penns Twp. 

Hassinger, J., 50 acres, Penns Twp. 

Hosterman, P., 100 acres, Penns Twp. 

Heister, D., Jr.. 400 acres, Beaver 
Dam. 

Heister, John, 400 acres, Beaver 
Dam. 

Herrold, Sim., 100 apres. Pcnn Twp. 

Hoan, Michael- 100 acres Perry 
Township. 

Heister, Gab., 400 acres, Little Val- 
ley. 

Hassinger, H., 400 acres, Penns Twp. 

Hassinger, A., 400 acres. Penns Twp. 

Hendricks, Henry, 100 acres, Centre 
Township. 

Hain, Philip, 300 acres, Penns Twp. 

Herrold, S. & J. S. 67 p. s.. Mahan- 
tongo. \ 



Herhold, Sim., 140 acres, Mahanton- 
go. 

Hackenberg, P., 10 acres. Centre 
Township. 

Herrold, Fred., 50 acres, Perry Twp. 

Herrold, Sim. ,13 acres, Mahantongo. 

Herrold Fred.. 200 acres, Perry Twp. 

Heveise, Phil., 25 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Herrold, Sim., Jr., 30 acres Mahan- 
tongo. 

Hentz, J. & P. W., 100 acres. Perry 
Township. 

Herbster, Jac, 25 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Houser, Mary, 1 acre, Chapman Twp. 

Hilbish, Hbg., 20 acres, Washington 
Township. 

Herrold, W. G., 3 acres, Chapman 
Township. 

Henry, Geo., 12 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Herrold, Able, 8 acres. Chapman, 

Township. 
Herrold, John, 100 acres, Chapman 

Township. 

Herrold, H. M., 3% acres, Chapman 

Township. 
Herrold. A. S., 2 acres, Chapman 

Township. 
Hendricks, H., 30 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Huffnagle, A., 150 acres, Beaver 

Township. 

Herold, H. M., 30 acres. Chapman 
Township. 

Haan, Michael, 250 acres, Mahan- 
tongo. 

Johnston, William, 10 acres, Perry 
Township. 

Kilhouer, Christ'n, 50 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 

Kilhober, John, 50 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 

Krehl, Michael, 100 acres. Penns 
Township. 

Kriger, Henry, 50 acres, Penns Twp. 

Kline, Christopher, 50 acres, Penns 
Township. 

Kidd, John. 400 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Knepp, George, 50 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Kline, Peter, 6 acres. Beaver Twp. 

Krepps, Henry, 200 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Koch, Daniel, 25 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Kelly, Wm.. 2 acres, Chapman Twp. 

Krebbs, Charles, 30 acres, West Bea- 
ver Township. 

Kreps, Moses, 100 acres, West Bea- 
ver Township. 

Kreps, Moses, 89 acres, West Bea- 
ver Township. 

Keller, Jacob, 100 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Kreps, Henry. 60 acres, Beaver Twp. 



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195 



Kreps, Charles, 32 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Kerstetter, Michael, 300 acres, Mah- 
antongo. 
Lewis, John, 100 acres. Chapman 

Township. 
Lochner, J. & L., 100 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Lerrig, Jacob, 8 acres. Chapman 

Township. 
Landis, Elias. 5 acres, Perry Twp. 
Lehr, John, 50 acres, West Beaver 

Township. 
Millinger, Benecht, 50 acres, Centre 

Township. 
Magley, Felix, 25 acres. Middlecreek 

Township. 
Meiscr, Henry, 100 acres- Penns Twp. 
Mr-Mullen & Green, 200 acres, Penns 

Creek. 
Moll, Anthony, 100 acres, Penns 

Township. 
Miles, Henry, 100 acres, Penns Twp. 
Miley, Jacob. 100 acres, Penn and 

Chapman Townships. 
Moore, Philip, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Matherling, B., 60 acres, Mahan- 
tongo. 
McMullen. John, 60 acres. Beaver 

Township. 
McCoy, Hugh, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
McClelan, Joseph, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Moore, Joseph. 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Morrison, Matthew, 400 acres, Bea- 
ver Township. 
Markley, Jacob, 110 acres, Penns 

Township. 
Mauck, John, 190 acres- Beaver Twp. 
Mertz, Isaac, 14 acres, Centre Twp. 
Moyer, Jacob, 30 'acres, Beaver Twp. 
Moyer, George 1 acre Washington 

Township. 
Margeritz. H. H., 77 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Middleswarth, Ner., 131 acres Bea- 
ver Township. 
Middleswarth, Ner., 5 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Mohr, Jacob, 10 acres, Middlecreek 

Township. 
Middleswarth, A.. Jr., 15 acres, West 
• Beaver Township. 
Mitterling, Balzer, 3 acres, Perry 

Township. 
Mitchell, Amos E., 100 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Mill. David, B., 100 acres, Perry Twp. 



Midderling, Jacob, 10 acres, Perry 
Township. 

Moyer, Michael, C, 47 acres, Frank- 
lin Township. 

Midderling, Benj., 45 acres. Perry 
Township. 

Moyer, George, 4 acres, Washington 
Township. 

Mill, David B., 50 acres, West Perry 
Township. 

Moyer. John, 100 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Moyer, John, 50 acres, Beaver Twp. 

McTeer, Robert, 300. acres, Penns 
Township. 

Nev/Comer, Frans., 200 acres Mid- 
dlecreek Township. 

Overmeyer, David, 50 acres, Centre 
Township. 

Overmeyer, David, 20 acres, Penns 
Township. 

Oplimrer, John, 7 acres, Perry Twp. 

Ocker, David, 100 acres. West Bea- 
ver Township. 

Ocker, David, 110 acres, West Bea- 
ver Township. 

Overmeyer, Philip, 50 acres, Centre 
Township. 

Overmeyer, Fred, 50 acres, Beaver. 
Township. 

Peter, John, 121 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Parker, William, 25 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Peter, Jacob, 25 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Price, Benjamin, 100 acres, West 
Beaver Township. 

Peter, John, 123 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Peter Jno.. Sr., 40 acres, Beaver Twp4 

Petten, Jas., 300 acres, Jack's Creek. 

Row, George, 50 acres, Penns Twp. 

Rafter & Kreal, 100 acres, Perry 
Township. 

Rheam, Nicholas. 150 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Reger, Elias, 400 acres, Beaver Dam. 

Roan, Flavel, 400 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Reigel, Jacob- 12 acres, Mahantongo. 

Reigel, Jacob, 5 acres, Mahantongo. 

Reigel, Frederick, 100 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Romick, Solomon, 20 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Reger, Adam, 30 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Reger, Adam, 25 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Rathfon, Jacob, 4 atres, Perry Twp. 

Riche, John, 300 acres, Penn Twp. 

Reed, Elizabeth, 300 acres, Penns 
Creek. 

Smith, John, 400 acres, Penns Creek. 

Smith, Ludwick, 400 acres, Penns 
Creek. 



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Senclear, Neal, 130 acres, Penns 

Creek. 
Tea, Richard, 200 acres, Centre Twp. 

Thompson, John, 100 acres, Penns 
Township. 

Thompson, William, 50 acres, Penns 
Township. 

Thomas, John, 50 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Thomas, Jno., 250 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Thomas, Adam, 100 acres, Beaver 
Dam. 

Thomas, George, 50 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Thomas, Thomas, 15 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Try, John, 30 acres, West Beaver 
Township. 

Troxel, John, 75 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Umbehower, Jonas, 100 acres, Beaver 
Dam. 

Upling-er, John Jr., 38 acres, Mahan- 
tongo. 

Ulsh, Andrew, Jr., 20 acres, West 
Beaver. 

Ulsh. Joseph, 50 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Ulsh, Andrew, Jr., 75 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Williams, Charles, 100 acres, Mahan- 
tongo. 

Withinington, M., 400 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Woodrow, Simeon, 50 acres, Penns 
Township. 

Witmer, Samuel, 5 acres, Mahan- 
tongo. 

Woomer, Daniel, 13 acres, Mahan- 
tongo. 

Walter, John, 2 acres, Centre Twp. 

Witmer, Samuel, 2 acres, Chapman 
Township. 

Wagenseller, Jacob, 3 acres, Wash 
ington Township. 

Weirick, George, 25 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Wagner, George, Jr., 15 acres, Bea- 
ver Township. 

Winter, Adam, 5 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Wiand, Geo., 3% acres, West Bea- 
ver Township. 

Wertz, Abraham, 6 acres, Washing- 
ton Township. 

Willow, Jacob, 1.10 acres, Perry Twp. 

Willow, Jacob, 17 acres, Perry Twp. 

Woomer, Michael, 40 acres, Perry 
Township. 

Weaver, Michael, H., 20 acres, Centre 
Township. 

Weaver, Michael, H., 15 acres, Cen- 
tre Township. 

Watts, John, 50 acres, Perry Twp. 

Yentzer. Christian, 200 acres, Bea- 
ver Dam. 



Young, John, 400 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Young, Samuel, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Yeager, Christ' R., 10 acres, Mahan- 

tongo. 
Young, Jacob, 30 acres, Middlecreek 

Township. 
Yeisley, Michael, 15 acres, Centre 

Township. 
Zimimerman, Crist., 50 acres, Penns 

Township. 
Zeller, Frederick, 50 acres, Mahan- 

tongo. 
Zernos, Jacob, 23 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Zimmerman, Geo., 1 acre, Perry Twp. 
Zeller, John, 300 acres, Perry Twp. 

Warrants Upon Which No Surveys 
Have Been Returned 

Armstrong, John, 100 acres, Big Ma- 

hony. 
Aurand, Geo., 10 acres, Centre Twp. 
Aurand, Henry, 8 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Aurand, Samuel, 30 acres, Centre 

Township. 
Allen, Zachariah, 200 acres, Centre 

Township. 
Brunk, Stophel, 100 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 
Buchanan, Wm., 300 acres Mahan- 

tongo. 
Breeze & Geiger, 100 acres, Middle- 
creek Twp. 
Breeze, Nehemiah, 6 acres, Penns 

Township. 
Boyd, John, 400 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Black, James, 400 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Boyd, James, 400 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Brady, John, 400 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Boyd, Wm., 400 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Barton, Wm., 400 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Becker, John, 200 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Brinton, Edward, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Bennett, John, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Brinton, Joseph, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Bull, Thomas, 400 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Britton, Amos, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Brinton, Wm., 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Bennett, Jacob, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Braum, George, 400 acres, Penns 

Creek. 
Bossier, Abram, 50 acres, Penns 

Township. 
Bruce, David, 200 acres, Centre Twp. 
Bruce, David, 5 acres. Centre Twp. 
Bruce, Stephen, 20 acres, Centre 

Township. 



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Bruce, David, 13 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Bruce, David, 25 acres, Centre Twp. 
Berger, Philip, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Berger, Philip, 10 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Brown, Peter, 28 acres, Penns Twp. 
Bruce, David, 16 acres, Penns Twp. 
Bruce, David, 150 acres, Mahanton- 

go. 
Bollinger & Rudy, 6 acres, Mahan- 

tongo. 
Bowman, Daniel, 50 acres, Chapman 

Township. 
Burkhart, Philip, 70 acres, Chapman 

Township. 
Benford, Wm., 8 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Boyer, Henry, P., 115 acres Centre 

Township. 
Brunner, Andrew, 300 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 
Boner, Bennett, 300 acres, Head- 
waters Middlecreek. 
Bonham, Molakah, 300 acres, Foot of 

Jack's Mountain. 
Best, John, 300 acres, N. W. of Mah- 

antongo. 
Bright, Michael, 300 acres, North 

Branch Middlecreek. 
Carpenter, Wm., 100 acres, Penns 

Creek. 
Cambridge, Arch., 100 acres, Middle. 

creek Township. 
Coun, Joseph, 200 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 
Creal, Michael, 50 acres, Penns 

Township. 
Cobert, John, 400 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Ceafer, John, 400 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Calhoum, George, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Cummings, Alex., 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Cummings, John, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Cummings, James, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Cummings, J. Jr., 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Clin, Jacob, 75 acres, Centre Twp. 
Clewes, Michael, 50 acres, Centre 

Township. 
Crouse, William, 5 acres, Washington 

Township. 
Cooper, David, _ 300 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 
Crane, Benjamin, 300 acres, Penns 

Township. 
Dicksan, Wm., 200 acres on Mahan- 

tongo. 
Darr, George, 400 acres, on Beaver 

Creek. 



Daugherty, Jas., 400 acres, on Bea- 
ver Creek. 
Davis, Elijah, 400 acres, on Beaver 

Creek. 
Dufneld, John, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Delworth, James, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Dilworth, Richard, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Dilworth, Joseph, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Dilworth, Thos., 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Dilworth, Jas. Jr., 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Dilworth, John, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Dilworth, Sam'l, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Dilworth, Wm., 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Douglass, Andrew, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Dilworth, Chas. Jr., 400 acres Beaver 

Township. 
Dilworth. Chas., 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Dilworth, Caleb, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Dilworth, George, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Dilworth, Jos., 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Darlington, Ed., 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Dering, Fred P., 35 acres, Penns 

Township. 
Dering, Fred P., 50 acres, Mahan- 

tongo. 
Daies, Peter, 180 acres, Beaver Dam. 
Diehl, Joseph, 35 acres, Perry Twp. 
Duck, Daniel, 8 acres, Penns Twp. 
Eslinger, J. G., 100 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 
Engle, Peter, 50 acres, Centre Twp. 
Footman, Peter, 50 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 
Footman, R., 50 acf«, Middlecreek 

Township. 
Fisher, John, 400 acres, Beaver 

Fulmer, Adam, 400 acres, Beaver 

Felker, Dan, 400 acres, Beaver 

Felkner, Peter, 400 acres, Beaver 

Fry, John, 400 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Frazer, John, 50 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Friedly, L., 60 acres, Beaver Twp. 



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Fahnestock, 

Township 

Fike, John, 

Gross, John 



0., 100 acres, Beaver 



10 



acres, Beaver Twp. 
50 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Gross, Henry, 100 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Graybill, J. Jr., 50 acres, Limestone- 
ridge. 

Gitts, Michael, 400 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Griffith, Dan, 400 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Griffith, Wm, 400 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Griffith, Levi, 400 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Groutman, Hy., 400 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 

Groutman, Hy., 400 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 

Gardner, Samuel, 400 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 

Gordon, John, 400 acres, Perry Twp. 

Hoecg, James, 50 acres, Middlecreek 
Township. 

Hunter, James, 250 acres, Middle- 
Township. 

Hubley, Bern'd, Jr., 255 acres, Sink 
Hole Run. 

Hassinger, John, 25 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Humperhaner, J., 50 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Hunt, Wilson, 400 
Township. 

Hunt, Pearson, 300 acres, 
Township. 

Howell, Reading, 400 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Hall, Charles, 400 acres, Midd^creek 
Township. 

Hinklinson, Thos., 400 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 

Hinkleson, Jos., 400 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 

Hinkleson, Tobias, 400 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 

Hinkleson. John, 400 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 

Hassinger, John, 400 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Hassinger, Jacob, 100 acres, Penns 
Township. 

Hassinger, Stoffel, 400 acres, on 
Penns Creek. 

Hassinger, Jonathan, 400 acres, on 
Penns Creek. 

Hassinger, John, 43 acres. Penns 
Township. 

Hilbish, Adam, 100 

Township 
Means, Jacob, 300 
tongo. 

Hackenbergr, Mi'l., 45 
Township. 



acres, Beaver 



Beaver 



acres, Penns 

acres, Mahan- 

acres, Penns 



Harlan, Isaac, 4 acres, Penns Twp. 
Hackenburg, Peter, 11 acres, Centre 

Township. 
Hackenburg, Joe, 4 acres, Penns 

Township. 
Hentry, Jacob, 1 acre, Pens Twp. 
Hartman, Geo., 25 acres, Centre Twp. 
Hile, John, 20 acres, Chapman Twp. 
He.lwig, Andrew, 8 acres, Perry Twp. 
Harrold & Glass, 6 acres, Chapman 

Township. 
Hass4nger, Fred., 9 acres, Centre 

Township. 
Heiges, William, 3 acres, Perry Twp. 
Houber, James, 5 acres, Chapman 

Township. 

Illig, Philipina, 150 acres, Middle- 
creek Township. 

Inman, Israel, 40 acres, Centre Twp. 

Kreps, John, 100 acres, Penns Twp. 

Kebel, John, 150 acres, Penns Twp. 

King, Ezekiel, 300 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Kerstetter, George, 30 acres Mahan- 
tongo. 

Kratzer, John, 25 acres, Penns Twp. 

Klingler, Samuel, 12 acres, Penns 
Township. 

Kerstetter, Louis, 6 acres, Chapman 
Township. 

Kerstetter, Michael, 6 acres, Chap- 
man Township. 

Kreider, Tobias, Jr., 100 acres, Perry 

Township. 
Lyser, John, 100 acres, Penns Creek. 
Lyon, John, 400 acres, Middlecreek 

Township. 
Lyter, John, 50 acres, Penns Twp. 
Lechner, Jacob, 65 acres, Penns Twp. 
Lambert, Peter, 10 acres, Perry Twp. 
Moyer, Jacob, 25 acres, Penns Creek. 
McMurry, William, 50 acres, Mahan- 

tongo. 
McMurry, Thos., 50 acres, Penns 

Twp. 
Moore, Andrew, 150 acres, Penns 

Township. 
Meiser. John, 300 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Michael, Mary, 70 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Moore & Sprice, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Michael, Mary, 80 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Mease, John, 400 acres, Beaver Twp. 
Morris, Richard, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Maugee, Geo., 35 acres, Penns Twp. 
Morr, Philip, 1 y 2 acres, Penns Twp. 
Moyer, Peter, 2 acres, Centre Twp. 
Miller, Christian, 12 acres, Penns 

Township. 



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Miller, Christian, 6 acres, Centre 
Township. 

Meek, Henry, 45 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Miller, John, 5 acres, Chapman Twp. 

Middleswarth, Ner., 6 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Moatz & Herrold, 16 acres, Chapman 
Township. 

Margeritz, John, 15 acres, West Bea- 
ver Township. 

North, Geo., 30 acres, Penns Twp. 

Norton, Samuel, 400 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Neitz, Geo., 75 acres, M^hantongo. 

Prince, John., 100 acres, Penns Twp. 

Parker, Jeremiah, 400 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Parker, Wm., 400 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Plain, Joseph, 5 acres, Centre Twp. 

Reader, Elijrh, 100 acres, Beaver 
Dam. 

Rheam, Nicholas, 400 acres Beaver 
Township. 

Reese, Daniel, 100 acres Beaver 
Township. 

Reger, John, 25 acres, Penns Twp. 

Righter, Christian, 10 acres, Penns 
Township. 

Reed, Casper, 94 acres, Penns Twp. 

Reichenbach, John, 16 acres, Mahan- 
tongo. 

Roush, Geo., 30 acres, Mahantongo. 

Richter, Peter, 30 acres, Mahanton- 
go. 

Richter, Peter, 80 acres, Mahanton- 
go. 

Rihm, Jacob, 4 acres, Chapman Twp. 

Roush, John, 50 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Romig, Levi, J., 35 acres, W. Bea- 
ver Township. 

Maravian Church Records at Beth- 
Type, John, 100 acres, Mahanoy. 

Torrence, Adam, 100 acres, Penns 
Creek. 

Trister, Martin, 50 acres, Penns Twp. 

Taylor, John, 400 acres, Jack's Moun- 
tain. 

Thomas, Henry, 400 acres, Jack's Mt. 

TrerJster, Martin, 10 acres, Penns 
Township. 

Toland, Henry, 400 acres', Beaver 
Township. 

Taylor, John, 400 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Taylor, Thomas, 400 acres, Beaver 
Township. 

Taylor, Titus, 400 acres, Beaver Twp. 

Traister, Geo., 110 acres, Penns Twp. 

White, Robert, 200 acres, Mahan- 
tongo. 

Wood, Joseph, 300 acres, on Susque- 
hanna. 

Welker, Michael, 100 acres, Centre 
Township. 

Welker, Michael, 50 acres, Centre 
Township. 

Whitman, Mat., 50 acres, Penns Twp. 



Williams, E. or D., 400 acres, Ma- 
hantongo. 
Weaver, Anthony, 50 acres, Rocky 

Run. 
Wissmiller, John, 44 acres, Penns 

Township. 
Wright, Wm., 100 acres, Beaver Twp 
White, Charles, 300 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Wharton, Moore, 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Wells, Gideon H., 400 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Wanamaker, Cas'r., 100 acres, Bea- 
ver Township. 
Weirick, Henry, 50 acres, Centre 

Township. 
Weirick, George, 28 acres, Centre 

Township. 
Weirick, David, 16 acres, Centre 

Township. 
Walter, Enos F., 5 acres, Franklin 

Township. 
Watts, John, 10 acres, Perry Twp. 
Zall, William, 235 acres, Beaver 

Township. 
Zerenes, Jacob, 85 acres, Beaver 

Township. 



46TH ANNIVERSARY 



From POST, September 27, 1917. 

Saturday evening Stetler's Cornet 
Band went to Selinsgrove and gave 
a concert in honor of Prof. Joseph 
Feehrer, who was the first instructor 
of the band which was organized on 
Sept. 7th, 1871, and which has been 
a continuous organization ever since, 
under the leadership of J. F. Stetler. 
Upon their arrival at the residence 
of Prof. Feehrer and after a number 
of choice selections by the band, the 
boys were invited in when the Prof, 
made a splendid address recalling 
many pleasant incidents which was 
responded to by the leader of the 
band. He stated that the band deemed 
it a great privilege to be able, after 
a lapse of 46 years, to render this 
tribute of respect and to give honor 
to the man who was father to more 
musicians than any other man in the 
county, or this section of the coun- 
try; to give honor to the man who 
led the Grand Review at Washington 
at the close of the Civil War in 1865, 
with his splendid band of the 208th 
Pa. Reg. After pleasant reminis- 
cences, fine refreshments were serv- 
ed, when the band proceeded to the 
public square and rendered an open 
air concert to a large audience which 
was highly appreciated. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS 



WAGENSEIL NOTES 



From POST Dec. 14, 1899. 

(The Editor of the POST since 
compiling the "History of the Wag- 
enseller Family in America" has dis- 
covered some data that should be in 
the book. We therefore take the 
liberty of publishing the most im- 
portant part of it in this issue. Those 
who have copies of the book should 
cut out this article and paste it in 
the back part of the book. G. W. W.) 

Coat-of-Arms 

In 1550 A D. there lived in Nur- 
emburg, Germany, a family entitled 
to bear a coat-of-arms, a copy of 
which is in possession of the writer. 
The explanation and description fol- 
lows: 

Von Wagenseil Coat-Armor: This 
family was an old citizen or burgher 
house of Nuremburg, (Nurnburg, 
Bavaria) in 1550 A. D. See Reits- 
top, Vol. II and Siebmacher Burgh- 
er Farms.) 

Armes: Coupe ( cut in half) 1st 
half: argent (silver) a un homme is- 
suant (man) habited azure (blue) 
(holding) tenant, one corde tortillee. 
<!' or (gold) 2nd half; Azure, 'a trois 
(3) pals d' or (palings or uprights) : 
Crest: L' home issuant (the man of 
the shield), mantling: Argent and 
Azure. Banners: the charges of the 
shield in colors (family flag). 

German Annotations 

A. A. Vorsterman, the manager 
of the Genealogical and Heraldic 
Archives, Rijswick, Holland, has 
sent some annotations This author- 
ity states there are no Wagenseils 
in Holland, leaving us to accept Ger- 
many as the original home of Chris- 
topher Wagenseil. The annotations: 

Magdalena George Wagensailin. 
which means Magdalena Wagenseil, 
daughter of George Wagenseil. The 
name of Ursula Wagenseil is given 
as having inherited a church chair 
from her mother. 

The following was taken from the 
Moravian Church Records at Beth- 
lehem, Pa.: 

John Andrew Wagenseil 

was born July 23, 1718, at Leut- 
Kirch in Swabia, Germany, where his 
father operated a tannery. The fath- 
er's name is not given. * John And- 
rew learned the trade of shoe mak 



ing in his native village. When, he 
reached the age of diability to military 
service he with a number of others 
in the neighborhood came under en- 
forced enrollment. In 1784, he with 
eleven other religiously inclined sol- 
diers having served out their time, 
visited the Moravian church settle- 
ment, Herrnhut, in the Watterau near 
Frankfort-on-the Main where on Dec. 
1, of that year they all became mem- 
bers. 

Wagenseil with several of his com- 
rades were chosen to join a colony 
of 82 young men which sailed from 
Dover May 11, and reached New 
York in the ship "Irene" June 22, 
and they arrived at Bethlehem, Pa., 
June 27, 1850. He passed his entire 
life at Bethlehem, and the neighbor- 
ing outpost, Christiansbrunn on the 
Nazareth land, worked at his trade 
as a shoemaker and was never mar- 
ried. No mention is made in the 
records of any of his relatives. Dur- 
ing the later years of his life he 
sank into a melancholy state and ex- 
perienced several periods of mental 
derangement. He was at all times, 
however, a quiet, godlv man and 
worked industriously at his trade so 
to the last. He died at Bethlehem, 
Pa., on May 19, 1796." 

The John Andrew Wagenseil al- 
uded to above, not being married, 
has no offspring and no descendants. 
Up to this time there has been no 
relationship established between this 
man and Christopher Wagenseil, 
the founder of the Wagenseller fami- 
ly in America. From the matter 
accompanying the coat of arms, it 
might be supposed that there would 
be Wagenseils in Nuremburg, but a 
letter from the town clerk says the 
name Wagenseil does not appear in 
their directory. 

Wagenseil Armorial 

The following is the translation of 
the title page of a book recently re- 
ceived by the undersigned from Eu- 
rope: 

THE ADRIATIC LION 

that is 
A short Information of the 
Genealogy of the Renowned Veni- 
tian Nobility, their origin and ad- 
mittance, also their heriditary 
family escutcheons, 
compiled bv 



WAGENSEIL— WAGENSELLER NOTES 



201 



The Libraries of His Imperial Ro- 
man Majesty of the Lauded 
Magistrate of the City of 
Leipzig, also from old Italian 
Manuscripts and other Expedients, 
by 
Johann Christ of Wagenseil, Dr., 
Professor of 
The University at Altdorfand and 
Member of the most Advanced 
Academy "De Ricovrati" or 
"The Sheltered." 

ALTDORF 

Printed in the 170th year of our 
Saviour by Jobst Wilhelm Kohles. 

The interest to us in this book 
lies in the fact that it w-s written 
by one of the same n?me almost two 
hunderd years ago. The book treaty 
on Venetian Nobility and contains 
382 figures (coats-of-arms) . It is 
dedicated to Earl Otto Ehrenreich, 
Count of the Holy Roman Empire. 
a prominent man in his day and a 
gentleman who had educated young 
Wagenseil, the author of the book. 
The Venetian Nobility described is 
the ancestry of this noted Count 
Ehrenreich. The book itself is of 
interest of our family only because 
written by some one who is probably 
an ancestor. The Dedication of and 
Introduction to the book has been 
translated from German to English 
by Prof. Paul Billhardt, a native of 
Germany. As this discloses the re- 
lation of the author to the Count, we 
publish the translation as follows: 

Dedicated to the 
Right Honourable Count and Master 

Sir Otto Ehrenreich, 
Count of the Holy Roman Empire, 
Count of Abensberg and Traun 
At Wolckenburg. Eglofs, 
Wildberg, Greub and 
Meidling, 
Lord of Traun, Petronel and Wies- 
sau, etc., Knights of the Gold- 
en Fleece, 
Secret Counsellor of his Majesty the 
Roman Emperor, Marshal of 
the Courts and General 
Marshal of Southern 
Austria 

To my most Gracious Master: 
Right Honorable Sir Count, 

Most Gracious Sir: — 

Since it is a well known fact- that 
it is more possible for man to carry 
live coal in his closed mouth, than 
not to pride himself of favors shown 
to him by eminent men I feel ex- 



cused to write this dedication to 

Your Illustrious Excellency 

who have favored me from my youth 
and still contribute toward my wel- 
fare. It is impossible for me, how- 
ever, to laud Your Excellency's prais- 
es properly, owing both to your high- 
ness and my inability. It will there- 
fore be left to a quill better cut and 
directed than mine, to do justice to 
the house of Your Excellency, which 
sprung from the Mightly Electorate 
of Bavaria and brought forth brave 
heroes in war and wise statesmen in 
peace. 

Your Illustrious Excellency 

had in your childhood already given 
great promises, and had applied your- 
self to the acquisition of the liberal 
arts and languages so exceedingly- 
that some scienced men sent for by 

Your Excellency's Illustrious 
Father, to test your skill in the 
sciences, testified that your experi- 
ence was much greater than that of 
many, who had been raised with 
honours to the degree of Master of 
Arts at a University. Afterwards 
Your Illustrious Excellency in your 
travels over almost all Europe have 
been observing more diligently and 
prudently, than any in your condi- 
tion ever did before or ever will here- 
after, in as much as You are not 
satisfied with the mere seeing and 
hearing of foreign things, but made 
daily records of anything notable 
which came under Your observation. 
and collected descriptions of coun- 
tries, regions cities, fortresses, cact- 
les, pleasure gardens and other places 
You visited or of anything wonder- 
ful exhibited, together with the por- 
traits of persons, high and low, with 
which You became acquainted. 

After a long peregrination of sev- 
en "ears duration Your Illustrious 
Excellency was sent by His Majesty, 
The Roman Emperor, who very soon 
recognized your sagacity and capaci- 
ty, on different important missions at 
home as well as abroad, and after- 
wards appointed you commLsary dur- 
ing the siege of Vienna by the Otto- 
man. Power. As such Your Illus- 
trious Excellency by your untiring 
care, diligence and labour, night and 
day, not only amply supplied the dis- 
tressed city with provisions, ammuni- 
tion and other necessities but made 
such other excellent arrangements, 
that you are entitled without a doubt 



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to share the reputation of preserving 
that bulbwark of Christianity with 
your cousin, His Excellency Count 
Ernest Rudigers Von Starenberg who 
with such marvelous valour com- 
manded the military forces. Your 
Illustrious Excellency was afterwards 
rewarded for your loyalty by His 
Majesty The Roman Emperor, by 
being- appointed one of the foremost 
ministers of his court, when you con- 
ducted the office of Chief Marshal 
in such a manner, that none of your 
respected precedessors ever induced 
the deputies of Lower Austria to 
such devotion towards His Majesty 
The Roman Emperor and to the con- 
tribution of such immeasurable sums 
of money, as Your Illustrious Excel- 
lency did and are still doing, during 
the present war. 

At last, after a short timeHis Ma- 
jesty The Roman Emperor, whom we 
have mentioned quite frequently, but 
always with humble veneration, con- 
cluded to and did establish that fam- 
ous institution, the "Banco del Giro" 
in the capital city and metropolis of 
Vienna, - commissioned His Highness 
The Prince and Lord Josepho Adamo 
Andreaei regent of the house of 
Lichtenstein and Ricelsburg, Duke 
of Silesia, Troppau and Jagemdorf, 
etc., Chief Inspector of the Bank and, 
for your many excellent services 
rendered, appointed Your Illustrious 
Excellency assistant Director to the 
above mentioned Duke. 

To hand these and other matters, 
worthy of record, down to posterity 
in a proper manner, will be, as I 
have said before, the work of others 
more capable than myself, to whom 
I gladly yield in such undertaking, if 
Your Illustrious Excellency will only 
add to the honour, which I have, to be 
Your oldest servant, the right of 
being called the truest and most de- 
voted, the gracious granting of which 
humble request is hereby obediently 
prayed for. 

God the Omnipotent protect and 
preserve Your Illustrious Excellency 
in such happiness as he has given 
you may constantly ward off all harm 
and danger from Your Illustrious 

House. 

In most profound respect I recom- 
mend myself to your gracious favor 
asYour Illustrious Excellency's most 
humble and obedient, 

JOH. CHRISTOF WAGENSEIL. 
Altdorf, Jan. 10th, 1704. 



SNYDER COUNTY BUSINESS MEN 
MANY YEARS AGO 



From Pennsylvania Gazetteer, 1882. 



MIDDLEBURG POP. 700 

Bachman, Henry, shoemaker. 

Bachman, John, Justice of the peace. 

Barber, I. G., physician. 

Beaver, Isaac, dentist. 

Bibighouse, Thomas, physician. • 

Bowen, Sylvester, blacksmith. 

Bower, F. E., lawyer. 

Bowersox, A. W., carpenter. 

Crouse, Jeremiah, printer. 

Dorn, John, carpenter. 

Dreese, J. W., general store and post- 
master. 

Dunkelberger, Cornelius, coal and 
grain. 

Eagle Hotel, David Kerstetter, prop. 

Fairmount House, John Spotts. prop. 

Frain, Peter, tailor. 

Franklin Mutual Aid Society, life in- 
surance. 

Fryman, E. harnessmaker. 

Gift, A. K., justice, books and sta- 
tionery. 

Gilbert, Jacob, lawyer. 

Gutelius, G. C, clothing. 

Krise, James P., & Bro., flour mill. 

Lambert, John, hotel. 

Middleburgh Mutual Assessment So- 
ciety, life insurance. 

Millhouse, Daniel, shoemaker. 

Mink, Henry, merchant tailor. 

Moyer, John M., meat market. 

Myers, L. M., lawyer. 

Orwig, J. W., dentist. 

Rauch, Peter, blacksmith. 

Renninger, Aaron, wagonmaker. 

Rothrock, R., physician and drugs. 

Schoch, G. A., general store. 

Schoch, Martin, lawyer. 

Seebold, C. C, sewing machines. 

Shindel, George M., druggist. 

Shindel, J. Y., physician. 

Shower, Adam, shoemaker. 

Simonton, Barber & Co., general 
store. 

Smith, Jacob G., hotel. 

Smith, T. J., lawyer. 

Specht, Peter W., wagonmaker. 

Steininger, Martin, harness. 

Stetler & Son, plaining mill. 

Swineford, Philip jeweler. 

Wittenmyer & Son, general store. 

Wonderly, I. B., lawyer. 



OLD BEAVER FURNACE 



203 




RUINS OF THE OLD BEAVER FURNACE, 
Paxtonville, Pa. 



Republished from the POST, Mar. 
2, 1899. 

Nestled at the foot of Shade Moun- 
tain on the road from Selinsgrove to 
Lewistown, Pa., is the village of Pax- 
tonville. The railroad station is Ben- 
fer. It is a village of about 300 in- 
habitants, and was originally known 
as Beaver Furnace, the name being 
derived from the town's chief in- 
dustry — a furnace, one of the oldest 
in the State. 

This furnace was one of the old- 
fashioned kind, being run by an over- 
shot waterwheel, or rather two of 
them, one above the other. The wat- 
er to run these wheels was diverted 
from its course down the mountain 
about 200 feet above the furnace and 
run through pipes to the place where 
it was used. The indentations are 
still in the side hill, but the pipes 
have long since rotted and no trace 
of them can be found. Nothing re- 
mains of the old wheels, either, ex- 
cept two posts and a lot of rubbish 
almost unseen on account of the 
growth of brush in the pit where they 
used to do duty. 

In 1848 Ner Middleswarth, Jacob 
Kern, John Kern, Daniel Kern and 
[John C. Wilson formed a company 
and erected a blast furnace at this 
place. John C. Wilson was made 
manager of the concern and under 
his guidance the furnace was fired 
[Aug. 11, of that year and run until 
1856, when it blew out. The com- 
pany made a good quality of char- 



coal pig iron, and averaged from six 
to eight tons per day. The property 
at this time — 1856 — changed hands 
and passed into the control of Ner 
Middleswarth, who operated it for 
some time and then disposed of the 
concern to a company made up of 
Doctor Rooke, Jesse Walter and 
Nutting & Francis, who run it from 
1863 to 1866, when it was again 
stopped, and since that time it has 
not been run. The iron ore was 
mined a short distance up the moun- 
tain, and with these industries once 
established the town was a quite 
active place. The ever-present com- 
pany store was one of the side issues 
during the operation. Those of us 
who to-day see everything carried on 
railroad cars can but imagine the 
sight made by the long lines of wag- 
ons loaded with iron and drawn by 
six horses. The "pigs" were con- 
veyed in this way to Selinsgrove, a 
distance of 14 miles, where they 
wore lor.ded on canal boats, and by 
them taken to different iron works 
throughout the State. About 1871 
the property was purchased by Rob- 
ert Paxton, when tne name of the 
village was changed to Paxtonville, 
in his honor, who worked the mines 
for some time. The stack of the 
furnace was built of stone, about 
1,600 perch being used. The ma- 
chinery and buildings have all been 
removed and nothing is left to tell 
the tale of past glories but this big 
pile of stones. 



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MARY K. SNYDER'S WILL 



From POST, Nov. 29, 1900. 

The POST has been furnished the 
following- abstract of the last will 
and testament of Mary K. Snyder, 
late cf Selinsgrove: 

The will of Miss Mary Kittera Sny- 
der, a prominent and distinguished 
personage in the town of Selins- 
grove, having been duly probated and 
letters testamentary granted to How- 
ard Davis Schnure and Harvey 
Sehoch, of Selinsgrove, executors; 
the natural desire of her friends to 
know the dispositiom she made of her 
property can be gratified. 

First directing her debts and fune- 
ral expenses to be paid, and express- 
ing a wish to be buried according to 
the forms and ceremonies of the 
Protestant Episcopal church. She 
bequeaths her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Van Dyke a leather covered rocking 
chair which was thrown from a win- 
dow of the Tuilleries when Louis XVI 
was g'uillotined. brought from there 
by Capt. Gallager and presented to 
Miss Snyder's and Mrs. Van Dyke's 
grandmother, and in case of her 
death the chair and marble bust of 
Minerva, are to go to Mrs. Van 
Dyke's heirs. To James Smith if in 
her employ fifty dollars. To Venti- 
tia Irene Walls one dollar. To Utica 
Y. Mussleman one dollar. To Flor- 
ence Amelia Van Dyke fifty dollars, 
her shawls and any of her clothing 
Miss Van Dyke may wish. To Mrs. 
Keosler and her daughter, Mary, the 
remainder of the clothing. To Mary 
Snyder Dunkelberger, of Mount Car- 
mel, one hundred dollars. To Mary 
Fishbaugh Nicholas, of Berwick. Pa., 
fifty dollars. To Mrs. Emma Schnure 
Sehoch, large cut glass bowl, 
once the property of Mr. Thomas 
Kittera. To the Pennsylvania His- 
torical Society, Phila., Locust and 
13th Streets, the minatures of her 
grandparents, Hon. John Wilkes Kit- 
ter and wife. Mrs. Anna Moore Kit- 
tera, also blue china tevpot whi:-h 
belonged to Gov. Simon Snyder. The 
minatures are by Robert Fulton. To 
Mr. Thom-s Kittera Van Dyke the 
large minature of Mr. Thcmas Kit- 
tera. To the Incorporated Trustees 
of the Diocese of Central Pennsyl- 
vania, the church building being 
erected at the corner of Market and 



Sugar streets, called AH Saints, also 
lot on which it stands with two-story 
house and outbuildings. Also her 
Penna. Railroad stock, now 105 
shares, and all other money and 
where invested. Also her house and 
lot in Selinsgrove, situated on Mar- 
ket street. Also the rectory house 
and lot on Market street, the library, 
furniture, carpets, rugs, piano, organ, 
pictures, bedding, linen, and all fix- 
tures. And also all the rest, resi- 
due and remainder of her estate, 
real, or personal or mixed, to the 
said Incorporated Trustees, forever. 
The will was executed on the 8th 
day of November. Anno Domino 
1fl99 in the presence of Charles C. 
Walter, Charles G. Hendricks and H. 
Harvey Sehoch. 



AN EARLY SETTLER 



From POST, Dec. 22, 1898. 

On Monday Sheriff Ritter handed 
to us the inscription from a head- 
stone located on Samuel Whittenmy- 
er's farm east of this place in Frank- 
lin- township. A hundred years ago 
it was the custom to bury a man up- 
on his own plantation. The inscrip- 
tion is in German, but in English 
characters as follows: 

"Hier Ruhet Nicolas Mertz geboh- 
ren den 8 August, 1748. Gestorben 
den 21 Horning, 1801 and is alt war- 
den 52 yahr 6 monath and wochen." 

The marker is a sand stone about 
3 feet high, 20 inches wide and 3 
inches thick. Nicolas Mertz, the 
deceased, is the great-grandfather of 
John, Aaron and David Stahlnecker, 
of this place. In a tax list of 1797, 
of the citizens of Penn township, 
which then included nearly all of 
Snyder County, we find the name 
of' Nicholas Mertz, charged $2.46, 
county tax. In a road tax list. 1796, 
we find him charged with $1.51. 

Samuel Whittenmyer of this place 
remembers of older people saying 
that Mr. Mertz was a very stout man 
and required a coffin so large that 
the facings had to be removed in or- 
der to remove the corpse from the 
house. 

Mr. Mertz weighed 395 lbs. The 
body was so heavy that chains had to 
be put around the coffin in order to 
get m.ore men to carry it. The in- 
tense heat of August 1784 caused his 
death. 



MIDDLEBURG EARLY SCHOOLS 



205 




EARinCHOOLS 

Teacher Ettinger, The 

Leader of Sax-horn 

Band 



PRIVATE ACADEMY 

ERECTED IN 1861 

A Program of 1857 Published 

to Recall Memories of 

52 Years Ago. 



From POST Dec. 24, 1908. 

Through the kindness of F. E. 
Bower, Esq., we .have received the 
following information concerning the 
private Academy that existed in Mid- 
dleburg for many years. It refers 
to the building on Back Street, until 
recently used by John S. Stetler's 
family as a place of residence, but 
later remodeled and enlarged by 
Geo. S. Smith as a double dwelling 
house, adjoining Foster Riegel's 
blacksmith shop. 

The building was erected for an 
Academy about 1861 by John A. 
Hackenburg, and was used as a pri- 
vate school. Among the supporters 
of the school were Thomas Bower, 
Samuel Weirick, Esq., District At- 
torney; John Hackenburg and Hon. 
Samuel Alleman, Esq. 

S. P. Fink, The First Teacher 

The first teacher employed was S. 
P. Fink, who was employed in 1862 
for five years at a salary of $300 a 
year. Mr. Fink taught one year and 
was a very nice man, but he did not 
feel like remaining for the full term 
employed and he was released by the 
trustees after the first year, when he 
went to Lewisburg where he taught 
in the public schools. He taught 
in Maryland before coming here. 



S. P. Fink was a brother of Rev. 
Fink, formerly pastor of the Lutheran 
church of Lewisburg. He married a 
Miss Rhawn. Afterwards he left 
*Lewisburg and went to Johnstown, 
Pa., where he and his wife probably 
went down in the great flood of 1889 
at the stone bridge. 

He was a man of kindly disposi- 
tion, conscientious, college bred, 
scholarly, but of easy going disposi- 
tion. 

Prof. Irvin, Second Teacher 

Mr. Fink was succeeded by Irvin, 
who taught in 1863, and had the re- 
putation of being a good, forcible 
teacher. Irvin was educated at 
Union Seminary, New Berlin. Both 
of these teachers taught Latin, nat- 
ural philosophv, chemistry and Al- 
erebra, along with the common school 
branches. 

Some Prominent Men 

They laid the foundation for the 
success of several young men, among 
whom might be mentioned Frederick 
E. Bower, Esq., of Lewisburg; Geo. 
K. Bower, who graduated at the Unit- 
ed States Naval Academy, at Ana- 
polis, in 1868. Later he was an en- 
sign in the United States Navy, and 
was lost on the Oneida Jan. 24, 1870, 
at the age of 21 years, 7 months and 
14 days. Other pupils were Horace 
Alleman, Esq., late of Selinsgrove; 
Lt. George E. Hackenburg, who was 
shot through the head in one of the 
later battles of the Civil War, and 
the local Camp of Sons of Veterans, 
in loving memory of this loyal hero, 
bears his name. Attorneys F. E. 
Bower, Esq., and Horace Alleman, 
Esq., were also in the service of their 
country during the Civil War, having 
been in the Emergency service in 
Couch's Division in 1863. 

Fragments of Stump's Run 
Academy 

In response to our appeal' for in- 
formation concerning Stump's Run 
Academy, Mrs. Paul Bilihardt secur- 
ed from her niece, Ida F. Forney of 
Millersburg, a daughter of the late 
John C. Frain, the following clipping 
taken from the POST in 1890. The 
program was rendered almost fifty 
two years ago. The clipping from 
the POST reads as follows: 

Program of 52 Years Ago 

The following program is still in 
possession of Horace Alleman, Esq., 



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of Selinsgrove. It will no doubt be 
of interest to some of this town, and 
will show who were the boys and 
what they did 33 years ago: (This 
was published in 1890.) 
Programme 

for the Exhibition of the school un- 
der the charge of John A. Ettinger, 
Middleburg, Pa., to be held in the 
Court House, on Wednesday, the 18 
dav of March, 1857. 



Part First 

1. Music by the Middleburg Sax- 
Horn Band. 

2. Prayer. 

3. Address — Introductory, Adam 

Dobson. 

4. Address — Education, Jno. C. 
Frain. 

5 Address — Little Orator, Charles 
K. Bower. 

6. Address — Tobacco, Charles Alle- 

man. 

7. Address — Hohenlinden, Horace 

Alleman. 

8. Address — -Conceit, Albert Wei- 
rick. 

Part Second 

1. Music by the Band. 

2. Dialogue — "The Schoolmaster." 
Landlord, Adam Dobson. 
Schoolmaster, John C. Frain. 
Parson, Allen Bowersox. 

1st Committeeman, Geo. K. Evans. 
2nd Committeeman, Henry J.Smith 
3rd Committeeman, George Bower. 

3. Music by the Band. 

4. Dialogue — "Robin Rough-head." 
Snaks, Adam Dobson. 

Robin, F. E. Bower. 
Villagers, Geo. K. Evans, Henry J. 
Smith. George K. Bower. 
Music by the Band. 
f>. Scene in Market. 

Frenchman, F. E. Bower. 
Dutchman, Adam Dobson. 
Irishman. John C. Frain. 
Yankee: George E. Evans. 

7. John Hastv, and Adam Dobson. 

Caleb Careful. T. Bostwick. 

8. "The Dutch Widower, Howard 
Frain and George K. Bower. ' 

7. Music by the Band. 
10. Benediction. 

Doors open at 6% o'clock. Exer- 
cises at 7 sharp. 

FRONT SEATS STRICTLY RE- 
SERVED FOR THE LADIES. 



leman and Henry J. Smith, (broth- 
er of T. J. Smith, Esq.,) now lie in 
widely separated graves. George K. 
Bower went down a midshipman to 
a watery grave on the illfated Oneida. 
The others are scattered far and wide, 
and but one (F. E. Bower, Esq.,) 
remains in Middleburgh. Howard 
Frain and Allen Bowersox are in the 
West. George K. Evans, resides in 
Juniata county, while Albert Weirick, 
if not dead, was at last accounts a 
wreck and a wanderer. John C. 
Frain frequently visits his former 
heme, and resides at Millersburg, and 
Adam Dobson is a banker in Ottowa, 
Kansas. 

Of the names mentioned in the pro_ 
gram and clipping, only 3 survive, 
as far as known, viz: F. E. Bower, 
Esq., A.llen Bowersox, and Adam Dob- 
son, Frank Wenrick, Utica House- 
worth and Mr. Peckman should be 
added to the list of teachers publish- 
ed some time ago. 

When Attorney Bower was shown 
the above program," he recalled to 
mind very vividly the scenes of some 
of the plays rendered on the stage 
fifty-two years ago. He even remem- 
bered and was able to repeat some 
of the speeches delivered at that time. 
Mr. John A. Ettinger was the leader 
of the Middleburg Sax-horn band. 



INDIAN RELICS FOUND 



Of the above named persons, John 
A. Ettinger, the teacher, Charles Al- 



From POST May 9, 1907. 

Last week while the engineer corps 
which is employed in surveying the 
land ,-iurchased by Mr. Africa in Mon- 
roe township, and while in the act 
of digging in the land in the vicinity 
of Thomas Hettrick, for the purpose 
of locating permanent corner stones, 
a number of huma n bones, a jaw bone 
containing a mohler, several skulls 
and other bones were unearthed. At 
the same time, a stone pipe, perfect 
in every particular, was found and 
which is in the possession of the chief 
engineer. These bones were found 
in the land which had formerly been 
regarded as an old Indian burial 
ground and were those of the aborgi- 
nese of this country. 



KINTZLER MURDER 1877 



207 



ECHO OF KINTZLER MURDER 
IN SNYDER CO. 40 YEARS AGO 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY WM. K. MILLER REVIVES RE- 
COLLECTIONS OF GREWSOME CRIME 
DECEMBER 8, 1877. 



KINTZLER MURDER TRIAL 



By Wm. K. Miller, Esq. 

From POST, December 13, 1917. 

Far in the northwest corner of 
Snyder County, lie two unmarked 
graves. The lonely traveller, pass- 
ing that way, would stumble over the 
grewsome spot, were not his foot- 
steps halted by a depression in the 
earth, worked by time and the pitiless 
storms which sweep over Jacks moun- 
tain. Just beyond the roadway lead- 
ing past Moycr's Mill in Adams town- 
ship, by the side of a fence, once by 
courtesy enclosing a garden, in a 
mass of tangled weeds, shrubs and a 
dense growth of thickets, a smiling 
brook lending something of romance 
to the scene, is the spot where rest 
the mortal remains of two brothers, 
who paid the penalty on the scaffold 
years ago, for a cruel murder. 

James Kent, the learned American 
Commentator, whose grandfather was 
a graduate of Yale, wrote law books 
three-quarters of a century ago, in 
which he used this forceful phrase: 
■Death by hanging is the most power- 
ful example of public justice, etc' 
Yet, the instability of human nature, 
plus greed, avarice, blinded passion, 
wanton malice and the unchecked 
wickedness of the man-kind, often 
lead men, innocent in youth, but 
criminals by later year environment, 
to atone for misdeeds on the gibbet. 
Such must have been the disastrous 
fate of Uriah and Jonathan Moyer. 
executed many years since for the: 
murder of Gretchen Kintzler. This 
murder was enacted on Saturday 
night December 8th, 1877, just forty 
yeai-s ago. The culprits were brought 
to trial several years thereafter, Uri- 
ah Moyer and Emanuel Ettinger hav- 
ing fled to western states where they 
were apprehended, brought east and 



lodged in the old jail in Middleburgh. 
These trials dragged over several 
years. Judge Bucher presided at all 
of them, and illustrated his great 
familiarity with the criminal law, in 
a most masterly manner thruout. 
Israel Erb died, after conviction, in 
the penitentiary, Ettinger committed 
suicide by taking strychnine, while 
languishing in jail and Uriah and 
Jonathan Moyer were duly hanged. 
Most of the actors in that tragedy 
have passed beyond human reckon- 
ing. Surviving are the sheriff, a few 
of the jurors, some witnesses, a phy- 
sician or two, who made post mortem 
examinations, and in the vicinity of 
Troxelville, yet live grey headed men 
who recount the particulars of the 
murder, trial and executions. All of 
it forms one of the sad chapters in 
the criminal annals of the state. In 
his famous charges to the juries, no 
less than four of them passed upon 
the grave subject, Judge Bucher 
said: 'wilful, deliberate and premed- 
itated murder is regarded as the most 
heinous, in the dark catalog of of- 
fences!' A master of the law, he 
wreathed his judicial utterances in 
language so ornate, and reasoning so 
lucid as to give a glamour of poetic 
romance to the whole ghastly drama. 
A most notable array of counsel ap- 
peared. H. H. Grimm, only surviv- 
or, was district attorney. He was 
assisted by Charles Hower, A. W. 
Potter and Col. A. C. Simpson. The 
defence had Hon. Andrew H. Dill, 
J. Merrill Linn, and Thos. J. Smith. 
As a boy, lounging idly in and out 
the old court house watching the 
surging throngs, I recall many cir- 
cumstances of those notable trials. 
Mr. Dill then represented this district 
in the State Senate, and had, but a 
year or two prior, emerged from an 
unsuccessful contest for Governor. 



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A glance at the man betokened his 
birth and breeding. He had a fine 
mind. This was shown in his able 
defence, and especially in the bril- 
liant manner in which he conducted 
Ettinger's cause. Ettinger was a 
short, well built man, a veritable 
criminal with the retreating forehead 
Shakespeare delineates as a sign of 
criminal propensity. It was on a 
hazy Saturday afternoon, October 2d, 
I think, 1880, that Mr. Dill delivered 
his famous speech to the jury in de- 
fence of Ettinger, the prisoner, him- 
>elf by instinct a reckless imp, sitting 
idly by and chewing tobacco, in great 
quantities, seemingly enjoying the 
play. 

The trial brought crowds from ev- 
ery corner of the county, and the old 
court house was packed with intend 
listeners, while Mr. Dill spoke for 
almost two hours. No abler, more 
passionate and earnest plea was ever 
made anywhere, for a vile murderer. 
Judge Bucher. restless, virile, san- 
guine, reposeful in his dignity, yet 
catlike, watched every move and 
weighed every syllable, lest a break 
in the law, would disturb the trial 
at its very end and render necessary 
a re-enactment of the whole perform- 
ance. It was a day of the masters, 
a time when legal and judicial ability 
of the first order, rose to the height 
of genius. 

Against Ettinger, came Mary 
Hartley, his paramour, a dissolute 
woman, who took the stand for the 
Commonwealth. Mr. Dill treated her 
to the scorn and the withering pow- 
ers of his great ability, as a lawyer, 
whilst she testified; and- in speaking 
to the jury, he reached a climax in 
his flood of eloquence, applying an 
epithet to her, worn only by the de- 
graded of her sex who discard vir- 
tue and go the way of derelicts, clos- 
ing his speech, by shaking his fist in 
the direction where she sat and say- 
ing rather inelegantly, but forcibly: 
'and her feet stand in hell.' 

Ettinger relished these cimeter like 
thrusts at his sinful partner, now 
turned informer, the jury was rivet- 
ed by the spell of oratory and sat 
dazed by its charm, the crowds roar- 
ed applause and the court rapped 
sternly for order. Could the walls 
have spoken they would have nodded 
approval of what was going on. 



If Dill's speech was great, adroit 
and masterful, the Court's charge to* 
the jury was even more celebrated. 
As an exposition of the law it ranked 
with any judicial utterance ever re- 
corded in criminal history. Its anal- 
ysis of the manifold evidence, step 
by step, without a single material 
omission, reflected Judge Bucher's 
matchless powers of memory, inimit- 
able method of expression and dra- 
matic form of recital. The magic of 
that dreamy October afternoon, will 
linger, I am sure, in the minds of all 
who came to the rare treat, of a pub- 
lic trial. 

For days the lawyers had battled 
over the mooted point: was Mary 
Hartley's evidence admissable, she be- 
ing an alleged accomplice? Wheth- 
er she was accessory or not w is si 
question of fact for the jury; and if 
an accomplice she could only be be- 
lieved if corroborated. The murder 
had been committed in an attempt to 
commit burglarly. This, if found by 
the jury would send Ettinger to the 
gallows, if convicted. No conviction 
could be worked, under the laws un- 
less Mary Hartley were corroborat- 
ed, in at least some material part 
of the fellony. Not a shred of evi- 
dence escaped the vigilance of the 
Court, and the prisoner was duly 
found guilty. When his trial, as 
well as the other three were, in due 
course of time, certified to the Su- 
preme Court, upon writs of error, 
that high tribunal said, in effect that 
the masterly conduct of the trials in 
the court below left nothing for the 
Court of Appeals to go, but to affirm 
and remand the record for execution, 
to the Court from whence it came. 

This murder was the first and only 
dark blot upon the county, when a 
trial resulted in conviction and exe- 
cution. Mr. Dill had the entire pro- 
ceeding printed by the Harrisburg 
Patriot, when the record was sent to 
the Supreme Court. Here and there 
may be found a fugitive volume in 
some dusty out-of-the-way library 
shelf. Joseph Cummings, stenograph- 
er, yet living in Sunbury, wrote ev- 
ery word that fell in court. Mr. 
Cummings is without any superior 
as a short-hand writer, in the United 
States. His notes of short-hand are- 
pictures of beauty, he is absolutely 
accui'ate and reads his notes without 



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209 



hesitation, years after being written. 
That record reads like a romance. 
It might have been made by Charles 
Dudley Warner, Mark Twain or Ed- 
gar Allen Poe. It is a splendid, 
blended composite of the best in legal 
literature, tho the subject is the worst 
imaginable. 

Ettinger was a thoroly bad man, a 
type of western road agent, who 
would hold up and kill his victim for 
a farthing. On bended knee, the 
testimony showed, poor old Gretchen 
Kintzler begged him not to kill her, 
that one in the party would betray 
the crir^e. She implored in vain. 
When Judge Bucher entered the 
court room, the jury awaiting him ; 
after verdict reached, a tense still- 
ness pervading all, he tossed his 
straw hat lightly upon a rack, took 
his seat and with a tremor in that 
melodious voice, directed the clerk 
to poll the jury, an almost forgotten 
vestige of english practice. In a 
faint voice the foreman answered 
the clerk: 'guilty.' 'Guilty of what' 
the court sternly asked. 'Guilty of 
murder in the first degree.' Then 
every juror rose to his feet and re- 
peated the fatal words. Ettinger, 
his swarthy countenance taking on a 
sallow hue, sickened for an instant 
but quickly recovered himself and 
seemed to find solace in emitting 
huge spurts of heavy brown tobacco 
juice. He was led manacled from 
the court house to the jail where he 
died by his own hand some time lat- 
er. His flight to the west and sui- 
cide confirmed the justness of the 
verdict; even tho that remarkably 
great and exacting trial had not been 
held to ascertain his guilt. 

Judge Bucher, always original, 
dynamic in speech, when handling a 
legal proposition — he toyed with the 
most abstruse as tho enjoying a game 
of billiards — a vein of mischief and 
humor lying beneath the surface, 
hard, at times, for him to conceal or 
suppress, would often take the reins 
in hand, and steer the trial to his 
whim. In one of his charges, he 
borrowed a phrase from Gibson — his 
idol of judicial excellence; I do not 
recall the quotation, tho it is lodged 
in one of the Supreme Court reports 
of that early day. Gibson's remarks 
were like a flash of lightning. The 



English judges sought them out and 
prized them as choice pearls. 

Even a murder ti'ial would, at 
times be enlivened, by the irrepres- 
sible humor of the Court. Did it 
lag, and interest waned, there would 
be a sudden and unlooked for out- 
burst, as the Court would catch a 
humorous phase and illustrate it with 
bright scintillating comments. If 
Judge Bucher missed his calling, the 
stage lost one who would have achiev- 
ed renown as an actor. He came 
nearer being John M'Cullough, the 
Irish comedian, than any man living. 
He would have chafed under the con- 
ventional restraints of the play- 
wright; but in any place where great 
powers of recital, originality and 
dare devil genius would command at- 
tention, he would have shown with 
lights of unusual brilliance. There 
must be some who yet recall his gro- 
tesque interrogations as to the age of 
the two dogs — spoken in broken Ger- 
man; his 'telepathic' (as he called it 
in after years) inquiries of one of 
the witnesses who could only tell the 
time by a cornered clock, and to 
whom a round clock, such as hung 
in the old court house, was an enig- 
ma. These and countless other inci- 
dents, representing humor which nev- 
er escaped him, went to fill in niches 
in that great trial, which are record- 
ed only in memory and not in print. 



18 INCH SNOW 32 YEARS AGO 



Republished from POST, Mar. 13, 
1902. 

We have been reminded by Wm. 
Hassinger of Franklin township that 
in the POST of March 17, 1870, the 
following item was published : 

" Snow. — Tuesday night we were 
visited by a regular old-fashioned 
snow storm which lasted until yester- 
day noon, when the snow was about 
18 inches deep on the level. We 
learn that some of the crossroads in 
this vicinity are drifted very much 
and almost impassable." 

Last week's snow was 18 to 20 
inches deep. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS 



CAPTAIN FREDERICK EVANS 



From POST, June 27, 1907. 

Capt. Evans was a prominent man 
in his day and generation and figured 
in important matters of this sec- 
tion, and having made the survey of 
the town of Middleburg in 1800 and 
made a plot of 105 lots on the north 
side of Middleburg, on the land of 
John Swineford, he is worthy of 
special mention in this connection. 
His remains were interred in the Geo. 
Kremer burial plot near Middleburg 
depot, but later were removed with 
those of Hon. George Kremer to the 
Union Cemetery in Middleburg. 

Frederick Evans settled in Union 
county before 1800; was in the War 
of 1812 and was commissioned cap- 
tain in the second Regiment of Ar- 
tillery July 23, 1812. He assisted in 
building Fort McHenry, at Baltimore, 
and was one of its noble defenders 
September 13, 1814. He often des- 
cribed the scene inside as terriffic. 
Three bomb-shells struck and explod- 
ed inside of the fort, and he remarked 
one man shaking as if he had a chill. 
He asked to sit under one of the can- 
non. Evans gave him permission, 
when shortly another shell struck in- 
side and killed him instantly. Anoth- 
er man was killed within three feet 
of him. Their coffee ran out, and 
they had little to eat for three days. 

He spoke of a woman who brought 
water to them. A bomb-shell hitting 
her, exploded and was torn to atoms. 
He brought a small piece of her dress 
home with him, the largest part of 
her remains that he could find. The 
fourth shell that came in was mark- 
ed "A present from the King of 
England." ' This did not explode. It 
weighed within two pounds as much 
as an ordinary barrel of flour, This 
he brought with him, and it still may 
be seen at the mill of S. O. Evans, 
in Deleware township, Juniata coun- 
ty- 

An article by A. L. Guss, on Hon. 
George Kremer, makes interesting 
mention of Captain Evans as follows: 

"Among- the heroic defenders of 
Fort McHenry, at Baltimore, on that 
memorable night in wnicn the "Star 
Spangled Banner" was born, was 
Captain Frederick Evans of the Sec- 
ond Regiment of Artillery, under 



Armisted. One of the unwelcome 
visitors cast into the fort from the 
British fleet was a large bomb which 
did not burst in the air, but came 
rolling around loose in the fort. 
Captain Evans took charge of it, and 
having removed its explosive con- 
tents, kept it for a relic and a play- 
thing for the children. 

"He had a brother, Lewis Evans, 
living within a mile of Thompson- 
town, Juniata county, Pa. After the 
war had closed these brothers 
brought this shell up the Susquehan- 
na and Juniata in a river-boat, pro- 
pelled against the current by pure 
muscular strength. Having arrived 
at Thompsontown landing, . Lewis ob- 
tained his team; the shell, placed in 
a temporary box, was put upon the 
wagon, an they started for Evans' 
mill, it being then after night. Just 
after they had passed through the 

little village the shell suddenly broke 
through the box and wagon-bed and 
fell to the ground. Lewis wanted to 
reload the precious keep-sake, but 
Frederick said: "Let the damned 
thing lay till to-morrow; nobody will 
run off with it." So they went home. 
When they returned for it in the 
morning they found all the inhabi- 
tants of the town gathered around 
it. There were men, women and chil- 
dren, all excited and wondering 
whence this curious stranger had 
come and what it was. Some 
thought it must have come from the 
heavens above, and sent as a token 
of some impending calamity. Num- 
bers of them had tried to lift it, but 
a certain Mrs. Kessler was the only 
one who succeeded in raising it from 
the ground. 

"This shell is today in the saw-mill 
of Samuel O. Evans, son of Lewis, 
a veritable relic of the bombardment 
of Fort McHenry. . Being somewhat 
rusty, it does not seem to have as 
much 'business' in its appearance as it 
had when the captain first saw it, 
when he extinguished the fire-spitting 
fuse and thus preventing it from 
making an unwelcome fragmentary 
visit. It is one foot in diameter; its 
walls are one inch and a-half thick: 
it has a cavity of nine inches and 
weighs one hundred and eighty-six 
pounds. It is one of the four shells 
that fell inside of the fort, and it is 



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211 



said that it originally had marked on 
it: 'A present from the King of 
England, though when the writer saw 
it he neither heard of nor observed 
any such marks; but they may have 
been obliterated by the rust." 

Frederick Evans resided at Selins- 
grove, and about 1806 removed to 
Lewisburg. He was surveyor of Nor- 
thumberland county, which then em- 
braced Union and Snyder, and was a 
member of the State Legislature in 
1810 and 1811. His only daughter, 
Catherine, married in 1811, George 
Kremer, member of Congress. In 
his later years he resided with Mr. 
Kremer, near Middlebm\g, at the old 
home now owned and occupied by 
Mrs. Catherine, widow of Thomas 
Bower, in Swineford. He died Dec- 
ember 4, 1844, aged seventy-nine 
years. 



ABLE WRITER TOSSES BOU- 
QUETS TO SNYDER 



Col. Shoemaker In Latest of His 
Community History Efforts Tells 
of Wonders of Snyder County Past 
And Present — Sees the Wonders 
of the Commonplace Affairs. 



The POST is indebted to Col. Hen- 
ry W. Shoemaker, of McElhattan, for 
the receipt of a copy of his latest 
work, Eldorado Found. 

Col. Shoemaker is a historian of 
unusual interest and ability. He 
shows us wonders of many of the af- 
fairs we have for years regarded 
merely commonplace. He makes us 
more . appreciative and therefore 
makes us happier. 

Col. Shoemaker finds the Gilded 
Lands right here in Central Pennsyl- 
vania, and it is therefore most appro, 
priate that he should have identified 
his book by the name of that one who 
existed originally in the minds of tht- 
Spanish conquerors of America, men 
whose insatiable avarice loved to 
dream of richer rewards than those 
of Peru and Mexico. 

Read of the wealth of historic lore 
Col. Shoemaker has found in Snyder 
county and written down in this chap- 
ter: 

No mention of "Eldorado Found" 
could be made without including Sny- 



der County. This County, which was 
set off from Union County in 1855, is 
named for Simon Snyder, at one time 
Governor of Pennsylvania. It is the 
home of romance, of legend, a verita- 
ble storehouse of records of the long 
ago. The road from Selinsgrove to 
Middleburg, formerly Swinefordtown 
runs thru a picturesque region, the 
Middle Creek Valley, and is replete 
with historic spots. To the north is 
the massive outline of Jack's Moun- 
tain, to the south the Shade Mountain 
r^.nge, to the east the majestic dome 
of Mahanoy Mountain rules the land- 
scape. At Selinsgrove is the simple 
monument to Simon Snyder, "The 
Bull Driver," for three terms Govern. 
or of Pennsylvania, who died in 1819, 
aged 70 years, while a member of the 
Senate of Pennsylvania; the great 
statesman's quaint old residence, and 
the handsome, and for the most part 
modern buildings of Susquehanna 
University. 

Near Selinsgrove resided one of the 
last buffalo hunters, Daniel Ott, born 
May 27, 1820, and a man of unusual- 
ly retentive memory and charm of 
manner. For years he carried on exi 
peditions into the buffalo country of 
the west. Selinsgrove is named for 
Capt. Anthony Selin, a Swiss, who 
ws an officer in the Revolutionary 
War and a member of the Society of 
the Cincinnati. Along the road to 
Middleburg still stands the old block- 
house, called Fort Hendricks, a relic 
of colonial border warfare, also the 
scenes of ' several Indian massacres 
are pointed out. At Stump's Run, 
nbout half a mile east of Middleburg, 
was the scene of the murder of ten 
Indians by a Dutchman named Fred- 
erick Stump, and his servant, John 
Ironcutter, in 1768. The slayers were 
; rrested but later a mob rescued them 
from the jail in Carlisle. Stump died 
many years afterwards at Millersdat, 
now Woodstock, Va., while Ironcutter 
passed away at Hollidaysburg, Blair 
County, in 1830. On the road from 
Middleburg across Jack's Mountain, 
to Mifflinburg, formerly Youngmans- 
town, is the celebrated "Indian 
Mound," a sort of a redskin Tower of 
Babel erected by a proud chief tan of 
ancient days, which brought only con- 
fusion to the Indian ruler and his peo- 
ple. It is a circular hillock, nearly a 
hundred feet high in the centre of a 



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vast field, and is well worth a visit. 
See the writer's "More Pennsylvania 
Mountain Stories," Reading, 1913. 

Northeast of Middleburg is the pic- 
turesque old distillery, and the "Buf- 
falo fields," nearby, were once a fav- 
orite haunt for the bison. The pass 
back to the bright looking village of 
Troxelville leads to the famous 
"Sink" in the White Mountains where 
the last herd of wild bison in Penn- 
sylvania, some 300 in number, were 
wiped out by settlers, who found 
them "crusted" in the snow in Jan- 
uary, 1799. See the author's "A 
Pennsylvania Bison Hunt,". Middle- 
burg, 1915. The Washington Inn at 
Middleburg is a quaint oldfashioned 
structure, and likewise was the court- 
house until remodeled several years 
ago. The town also boasts of rival 
"soldiers' Monuments." Further 
southwest is the town of McClure, 
formerly Stuckton, in the midst of 
wild and impressive mountain scene- 
ry. 

Beaver Springs, another nearby vil- 
lage, has a fine spring, and was once 
the scene of extensive operations of 
the beavers. Near Wagner, there are 
several large partially unexplored 
caves on Shade Mountain. It is said 
no one has visited them in half a cen- 
tury. There is a pass with much 
grand scenery across the Shade 
Mountain from Beaver Springs, and 
another less frequently traveled at 
Wagner. 

New Berlin, once the seat of justice 
of Union County, is just over the bor- 
der from the County of Snyder. It is, 
a picturesque, yes beautiful, old town, 
one of the most charming spots in the 
Highlands. In the center 'of the 
principal street runs a double row of 
of gigantic maple trees. The old 
Kleckner House, headquarters of 
raftsmen returning to the highlands 
from Marietta, was burned down sev. 
eral years back, leaving an ugly scar 
on the village street, but the grand 
old courthouse is now a school, and 
the once popular Academy in its fine 
Krove of ancient trees is worthy of 
a lengthy visit. Another unique fea- 
ture of New Berlin is that thru every 
street can be obtained a view of the 
magnificent Jack's Mountain, frown- 
ing down on the historic town and 
its departed glories. The road from 



New Berlin to the LeRoy Spring and 
to the scene of the Penn's Creek Mas- 
sacre by Indians of 1755, along the 
shaded Karoondinha, is easily one of 
the most beautiful roads in the State. 

In October, 1915, the 160th anni- 
versary of the massacre of Penn's 
Creek was fittingly commemorated by 
three days of exercises, which includ- 
ed an historic pageant depicting the 
massacre, held along the banks of the 
creek. A handsome marble and 
bronze monument to perpetuate the 
memory of the massacre by the His- 
torical Commission of Pennsylvania 
was dedicated at this time. 

Snyder county possesses an active 
Historical Society which has done 
much to perpetuate the historic sites 
and memories of this beautiful re- 
gion. An extensive historical library 
is in process of formation, under the 
energetic management of W. M. 
Schnure. 



THE UNMARKED GRAVES OF 
THE STOCKS 



From POST, August 7, 1902. 

In a bleak little field in Middle- 
creek township midway between the 
villages of Kreamer and Globe Mills, 
lie, it is alleged by competent infor- 
mation, the bones of those of the 
Stock family who met their death by 
the tomahawk in 1781. One hundred 
and twenty one years have passed 
by since that massacre was perpetrat- 
ed, and but few people in the vitinty 
today who can point out, from relia- 
ble information transmitted by for- 
mer generations, the precise spot 
where rest the bones of those pio- 
neers. 

In the long ago, some thoughtful 
hands, spurred by the sacred memory 
which invests such a tragedy with the 
romances of history, sought to per- 
manently mark and identify graves 
of the Stocks, by placing there, local 
shafts of stone gathered from the 
nearby hills. These remained in 
position for many years-long enough 
at any rate to satisfy men of fifty or 
a hundred years ago — that the spot 
would not be lost to future know- 
ledge. 



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213 



Some twenty years ago a change of 
ownership in the soil obliterated all 
traces of the graves, the markers fell 
before the plow and the harrow and 
this once well known "grave-yard" 
has since been a cultivated field. The 
•riginal site of the Stock log cabin 
can be fixed at this day by a rude 
excavation in the earth, it being the 
cellar of the Stock house. Genera- 
tions have come and gone and those 
who live near there today say this 
depression in the earth is the last 
material reminder of the home which 
in a twinkling of time was desolated 
by the Indian murder. During his 
lifetime Matthias Dauberman one of 
the best known and among the oldest 
of the residents of the neighborhood, 
frequently recounted in apparently 
accurate language, the first infor- 
mation of this bloody tragedy which 
Matthias Schoch ( the original pro- 
genitor) brought in the early morn- 
ing to the Dauberman homestead, 
due east but a few hundred rods from 
the Stock cabin, to which place Mr. 
Schoch rushed hatless and with gun 
in hand and breaking into the door 
in his excitement summoned Mr. 
Dauberman's grandfather to assis- 
tance saying "Komm geshwint sie 
(meaning Indians) haben die Stocken 
geschlagen." Mr. Dauberman said 
he often heard his grandfather detail 
the circumstances of the assault and 
the words v/ere fixed upon his youth- 
ful memory. 

The Stocks have scattered to the 
points of the compass, the hand which 
placed a headstone only to be ruth- 
lessly battered down by a plowshare 
has long since returned to ashes, the 
witnesses of yesterday's generation 
are dead and the grim tragedy is a 
circumstance in tradition, which ap- 
peals with stirring force for some- 
thing more enduring than a fleeting 
oral speech for restoration and 
identification of the last resting place 
of the murdered first settlers. Five 
neople, all told were killed by the 
Indians, and their remains repose in 
that quiet unknown spot. The Con- 
rod Weiser Chapter of the Daughters 
of the Revolution; would perhaps in- 
terest itself in a project to mark suit- 
ably and permanently the Stock 
graves, for there is a growing opinion 
that a popular subscription to reach 
that end be soon undertaken. 



U. S. GOVERNMENT ELEVATIONS 



Republished from the POST, of July 
20, 1905. 

E. S. Dawson and J. B. Myers have 
been in Snyder county for the past 
three or four weeks taking elevations 
for a map of the United States. The 
work is done in quarter sections one 
corner of which is at Millerstown and 
the other at Swineford, or Middleburg 
depot. Through the courtesy of 
these engineers we have been enabled 
to secure the following elevations 
of public roads, etc. The figures de- 
note the number of feet above sea 
level. 

658 Richfield at church. 
639 First mill on creek. 

619 Second mill on creek. 

686 Bridge floor near Richfield. 
630 Water below bridge. 
620 X Roads one mile west of 

Richfield. 
653 X Roads at S. S. Graybill's. 
647 25 feet nearer Fremont. 
733 Hornberger's water trough. 
733 First road to right. 
733 Second road to right. 
652 Top of Mt. Pleasant Mills. 
572 X roads at Mt. Pleasant 

Mills Post office. 
547 Bridge floor at Mt. Pleasant 

Mills. 
533 Water under bridge. 
555 Bridge floor — second stream. 

550 Water under the bridge. 

551 School house and St. John's 
church. 

544 Mill at Schnee Post office. 
864 J. F. Weller's barn. Highest 

noint in road from Mt. Pleasant 

Mills to Middleburg. 
833 X Roads at Summit House. 
628 Bridge near H. Dietrick's 

farm. 
624 Road south of J. F. Newman. 

620 Road north of J. F. Newman. 
511 R. R. at Bower's crossing. 
498 Market Square, Middleburg. 
510 R. R. at Paxtonville Road. 
651 R. R. at Beavertown depot. 
635 Road R. R. west of Beaver- 
town. 

591 Road Beaver Springs Post 

office. 
1440 Bridge on stream up Shade 

Mountain. 
1438 Water under bridge. 
1672 Summit of Shade Mountain 

at Beaver Springs. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS 



COLONEL HENRY 

W. SHOEMAKER 



An Appreciation by Redie Romig 



From POST January 17, 1918. 



To write with equal intelligence 
and charm, a dissertation upon the 
relation of Shakespeare to Rossini, 
and an essay about the purring of 
the brook among the wood-lands is 
no small achievement. Any man who 
can tell, in a few words, with no 
pleonasm, the indebtedness of Sav- 
ranola to Chaucer; the glory of the 
forests, and the beauty that lies in 
the tender words of Longfellow, is 
as deserving a place in the literary 
hall of fame, as in Percy Bysshe 
Shelley. 

Colonel Henry W. Shoemaker, 
banker, financier, newspaper man, 
publisher, philanthropist, author and 
speaker, is such a man. His writings 
range from the tender love song such 
as Petrarch might have sung to 
Laura, and Abelard to Heloise; to 
the rugged philosophy of the woods, 
shown in the various volums from his 
gifted pen. There is to Colonel Shoe- 
maker's pennings, the same happy 
charm which is in the sages and le- 
gends of Hawthorne and Irving. He 
sings of the still, starry nights, and 
the cool, shady forest, the wind wis- 
pering among the pine, and the song 
of the lark in the morning. He tells 
of the shrill cry of the panther, and 
the whistle of the mocking bird 
among the thickets of the south. To 
know these things, one must have 
lived with them. To catch the song 
of the bird, as he flashes to and fro 
in the bushes, is an easy thing, but 
to carry that song in the soul, thru- 
out file, is a task of no mean dimen- 
sions. One must have lived in the 
forest when a child; must have ris- 
en before the first pink flush of the 
sky, and must have caught a glimpse 
of the lark's ecstacy as he rises on 
the wings of the morning, dives low 
and catches a sip of honey from the 
dew-laden flowers. The pibroch and 
the robin, the cheery song of the 
wren, are the music of nature. Na- 
ture's choir sings best in the early 
morning, while the day is young, and 
the night has grown gray with age. 
Colonel Shoemaker catches this mus- 
ic and transmutes it, with his magi- 



cally-gifted pen, to the city streets 
amid the toil and tawdry tinselry. 
Men pause and turn white worn faces 
to the sky, as they read his songs and 
his stories. Like the dispassionate 
essays of Toreau, he leads them away 
from the smoke-clouded sunset, in- 
to the land of the morning, where 
like white lambs, they gambol among 
the grasses and smile happily at each 
other, until there comes to them 
again, the cry of the street vendor 
and the discordant noises of a thou- 
sand wheels of city traffic. 

Though he has wealth and to spare, 
there is no thing which the worthy 
colonel loves more than to tramn 
out among the pioneers, and hear 
their tales. He tells, with glee, of 
his experiences in the wilds of Penn- 
sylvania. In his recent volume, 
"Western Pennsylvania Indian Folk 
Lore," he gives some timely advice 
which might be heeded by our own 
generation. 

"In addition to the mass of folk- 
lore, legends and traditions, old 
songs still linger in the back-woods 
communities, and with them some 
songs of the lumber camps of more 
recent origin. These should be col- 
lected and written before it is to late. 
And about now the question will be 
properly asked how is this folk lore 
to be collected, can anyone do it and 
where? Most certainly anybody can 
collect it, but one must begin the 
work soon. The old folks in the 
mountains have it, the younger gen- 
erations are too busy to hear it and 
what they learned in their youth their 
present materialistic life has caused 
them to forget. Go out in any rus- 
tic locality into the region where 
Doddridge flourished, out to the 
Chestnut Ridge, to Negro Mountain 
into Laurel Ridge, along the Cas- 
selman River or to any of these 
streams with picturesque names such 
as Wolf Camp Run, Big Buffalo, Elk, 
Beaver or Leatherwood Creeks; 
above all go to the Cornplanter Res- 
ervation while Betsy O'Bail (Corn- 
planter's last surviving granddaught- 
er.) Dr. Jacobs, Charlie Gordon, and 
John Half White still live. Go on 
the premises that each man or 
woman you meet seventy years 
old or upwards knows at least one 
good story. Mingle with these old 
people, be polite, attentive and kind- 



PIONEER PHILIP GEMBERLING 



215 



ly. They will soon tell you their 
stories if they think you care to hear 
them and are worthy of their con- 
fidence. Respect is the password of 
their free masonry. Don't go in an 
automobile, for if you see a person 
you want to talk to, the machine has 
swept by a hundred feet before you 
can stop it; go on foot, on horseback 
as the circuit riders or as the writer 
has done in recent years in a Glen 
Falls Buckboard Surrey, with camp- 
ing outfit tucked under the seats. 
You must be close to humanity, close 
to animate nature, close to the moun- 
tains and rivers, to the old trees, the 
animals and the birds, to be a suc- 
cessful collector of folklore. You 
will meet many quaint characters, 
take that for certain. They will tell 
you of wolves and wolverenes and 
panthers, of bison, moose and elks, 
of wild pigeons, paroquets and cross 
bills, of Indians, hunters, soldiers, 
witches, outlaws, sand diggers, lumb- 
ermen and travelling preachers, of 
Jack 0,Lanthorns, tokens and ghosts, 
of the past, the dark, mysterious, 
trackless past, that age of plain liv- 
ing and high thinking that is sooth- 
ing to ponder over to the spirit which 
cannot reconcile itself to skyscrap- 
ers or the white lights. It will bring 
you close to the simple life, which 
is the heart of the world. You will 
drink from the pure font of folk 
lore that runs below the solid rock 
of history, all hard and fast facts, 
but sometimes deadly uninteresting. 
It will make you love your country 
more, knowing its beginnings, and 
how its pioneers lived, thought and 
struggled. Jesse Logan used to say, 
"Nothing lasts long only the earth 
and mountains, but folk-lore being a 
part of the soul of the earth and hills 
is eternal if it can be rescued from 
the primeval jungles and inscribed on 
the tablets of time. There it will 
serve to perputate those things too 
idealistic or too closely allied to the 
supernatural to satisfy the student of 
history who demands what he calls 
facts, but it will lend a color anrl 
brightness to the most prosaic age. 
In these days of world war, when 
American courage and daring are 
dazzling mankind, we ask can the lit- 
tle, simple unemotional chapters of 
Pennsylvania folk-lore be worthy of 



a permanent niche in the mighty 
temple of our national life. Must 
they snuff out like a little tallow-dip 
against the blackness of the night 
and be lost in tomorrow morning's 
glory? The only answer will be to 
study what has been collected, and 
then figure out if it is worth-while 
and if it serves a good purpose. If 
not sure, go out and collect your- 
self among the few remaining sage-: 
who lived when the Indians were less 
rare than they are today, when the 
virgin forests stood and the flights of 
the wild pigeons darkened the sun. 
Perhaps you will find legends that 
explain the modern crisis in human 
destiny, truths that will give us an 
added power to make the world free, 
for, aided by simplicity, we shall see 
great, grand, unending vistas; "the 
meek shall inherit the earth" it is 
said. Through quiet seeking you 
may strike the chord that will send 
us crashing to victory against our 
ruthless foes." 



BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH 

OF PHILIP GEMBERLING 



From the German Reformed Mes- 
senger of Nov. 9, 1859. 

In sketching the life and history 
of Mr. Gemberling, we recognize a 
home hero — -a character. Not, indeed 
one famous in the departments 
of art and science, in politics and 
war, in literature and philantrophy, 
but extraordinary in the sphere of 
common life. Though he owed noth- 
ing to the schools, beyond reading 
and writing in his mother tongue, 
and simple arithmetic, yet he was 
not an every-day man. He belongs 
to the community. Every man, wo- 
man and child speaks of PHILIP 
GEMBERLING has spoken of him 
for several generations — and his 
name has become a household word. 
He is one of the foundation pillars 
to the Gemberling host. 

He was the third child of a family 
of fourteen, and born of Jacob and 
Catherine (Wolfensberger) Gember- 
ling, A. D. 1773, on the 27th of July 
— three years befoie the signing of 
the Declaration of Independence — 
in the regions known as Tulpenhock- 
en, then in Lancaster County, Pa., 
but now in Lebanon. His parents 
were among the earlier settlers of 
that neighborhood. During his child- 



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hood, they moved to Shaeffertown. 
In his nineth year, the family migrat- 
ed for that section of our State, 
known under the name of Shamokin, 
lying within the limits of Northum- 
berland county. In 1782, they took 
up their abode on the present "Gem- 
berling Homestead." They journey 
ed with a family of six children, 
slowly, and with much toil and sacri- 
fice. When they arrived at Harris- 
burg, but one house had been built 
— that of the founder and proprietor, 
after whom the Capitol of our Com 
monwealth has been named — John 
Harris. A turning shop had also 
been erected and finished, and a dye- 
house stood near-by, under which 
the family encamped for several 
days, waiting for the conveyance; of 
their goods 

As railroads and canals were not 
yet, they carried their simple furni- 
ture in a keel boat, while they rode 
in f slow moving wagon, except the 
mother, who was on horse-back, "and 
often" says her son, "did she weep 
and wish for the end." Four dav? 
were consumed in making the dis- 
tance from Harrisburg. No public 
roads had been opened, only foot- 
paths and Indian trails, except the 
main highway leading to Northum- 
berland, then called 'Point Town' — 
because it lies at the Fork of the 
Branches of the Susquehanna. 

When they had reached their des- 
tination, Selinsgrove, was not, and 
no signs of it, if we except a house 
on Col. Eyer's place, one on the 
Richter Homestead, and one on Leo- 
nard App's former residence, then 
owned by the late Gov. Simon Snyd- 
er. In the neighborhood, but few 
dwellings wer.e planted. All was a 
forest of pine trees — a beautiful for- 
est, far and wide. In his own words 
and tongue: "Ei das war ein Lust 
es anzusehen." Indians still hunt- 
ed along the banks. His father took 
possession of 300 acres of govern- 
ment land, at six shillings per acre 
intending it for himself and his pos- 
terity; and it remains, after a period 
of 80 years in the hands of the de- 
scendants; Philip bought 250 acres 
from his father at $16.00 per acre; 
and the land has been increased in 
value from almost nothing to one 
hundred dollars per acre. After be- 
coming the parents of fourteen chil- 



dren, the father died in his 88th year, 
and the mother died far advanced in 
seventies; they sleep together in the 
ancient "Gottes — Acker" of Selins- 
grove. 

At the age of 23, Philip married 
Eve Glass, they lived together 22 
years, and were the parents of nine 
children — five sons and four daugh- 
ters, after which death separated 
them, taking Mrs. Gemberling to the 
grave in the 42nd year of her age. 
In his 41st year, he gave himself in 
marrige for the second time, to 
Judith Fetter — his present widow. 
They lived together 43 years, and be- 
came the parents of eleven children, 
six sons and five daughters. He saw 
to their graves four sons and four 
daughters. The number of surviv- 
ing children is 12 — seven sons and 
five daughters; his grand-children 
number 104; he has more than 100 
great grand-children; and he leaves 
brothers of the ages 84 and 75, and 
a sister in her 74t\ year. 

In his 21st year, he was confirmed 
bv the Rev. George Geisweit, at Hes- 
sler's church — then an old log build- 
ing, without flooring. He remained 
a member of the Reformed Church — 
the church of his fathers — to the day 
of his death, covering a period of 67 
years, and saw all his children in the 
same communion with himself. He 
became a deacon and an elder un- 
der the pastorship of Rev. Isaac Ger 
hart. He saw all the Reformed and 
Lutheran clergymen of the place com- 
ing and going. He helped with his 
own hands to raise the "Old Union 
Church," the mother church of all. 
The churches of the town all were 
built during his life-time. His fami- 
ly Bible has remained in the house- 
hold for ninety five years. 

We may say of him that he saw 
Selinsgrove from its beginning; and 
not only so, but the community, com- 
monwealth, and Union grew from in- 
fancy during his sojourn on earth. 
He remembered the Revolutionary 
War as a fact in his life-time; he 
heard and saw many of our soldiers, 
but was not in service himself. He 
heard many speak of Gen. Washing- 
ton from personal recollection, tho' 
he never saw him. He lived thru 
all the administrations of the Presi- 
dents thus far, and through the terms 
of all the Governors of our Common- 



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217 



wealth. Telegraphs, as well as other 
improvements, and their beginning 
during his life time. Whilst we travel 
to Reading and Philadelphia in sev- 
eral hours, he required teaming, sev- 
en and fourteen days. 

As a citizen, he was loyal, orderly 
and peaceable; it was to him a sacred 
thing to obey the laws of his coun- 
try. Morally, he was governed by 
the principles of integrity; he was 
taught, and taught others, to place 
as much stress and virtue on one's 
word, honor and promise, as upon 
note of bond. As a Christian, we 
can say he was no hypocrite; he 
made no false appearances, nor de- 
ceptive show. What he seemed to 
be, he was, sincerely, and from the 
heart. He has run a long race, and 
has run it well. With all this, he 
was full of faults, he confessed hi? 
sins, trusted not in works, but in the 
grace of God for salvation. 

Physically, he was strong and 
healthy, seldom sick; and that iron 
constitution he preserved until his 
last. Apoplexy was his end. As a 
giant was he struck down, on Sunday 
— became suddenly unconscious, and 
lay in a stupor until Thursday eve 
ning, when he expired in peace. Thus 
lived and died a modern patriarch, 
aged 80 vears, 2 months and 16 days 

VERITAS. 

The above was furnished the POST 
by Lewis Walter, of Middleswarth. 
It was printed on a large sheet of 
card board the size of a small sale 
bill. Editor POST 



CONFESSION OF MURDER OF 
JOHN KINTZLER 



By J. F. Yeisley 

The Confession of the murder of 
John Kintzler and his wife (Gret- 
chen) by Uriah Moyer, who was ex- 
ecuted March 7th 1883. 

Never thought of murder until 
Israel Erb spoke to me about the kill- 
ing of John Kintzler. Sometime be- 
fore the murder — how long I don' f 
now recollect, but a considerable 
length of time before. He asked 
me if I could kill any body. I told 
him no. He then said that old Kin- 
tzler had a great deal of money, that 
a man brought some for the old wo- 
man, that old John was dissatisfied 



and the man came to stay with him 
all night; and told him his business. 
Erb said he had seen a great deal of 
money before, that he stole a kettle 
from his son, Moses, that he had the 
money in that buried under the floor, 
beneath the bed. He said that old 
John was a mean old devil, that he 
called him a rail thief and b-f, and 
that he would like to see him killed. 
He said further, that he was no good 
to anybody, that he had no friends 
to hunt it up if he was killed and 
that a person would be perfectly safe 
in doing it. After I told him I would 
not help, Erb said, you keep your 
mouth shut about this. I wonder if 
Jake Moyer could be got to help. 
I said I did not know, but I would 
not help. After Erb left I sat down 
and studied about what Erb said. 
That Kintzler had no friends and 
thoug-ht it was true. Then the devil 

entered my heart, and I was willing 
to go along; but not kill. I never 
agreed to do any killing. Sometime 
after that Erb, on his way to the 
mill, passed by where I was eithe.- 
hewing posts, or splitting wood, I 
cannot recollect which. I then told 
him I would go along to do that now. 
Erb said you mean to kill old John. 
I said yes. He then said we don't 
need to kill the old woman, we can 
lay in the woods above the house and 
then when old John comes up to let 
off the water to run it over his land, 
we can shoot him and then tie our 
faces up so the old woman would 
not know us, which would scare her 
and she would tell us where all the 
money was. Or he said that both 
might be killed as old John threaten- 
ed to kill some of his neighbors and 
then burn up his house and himself 
with it. I then told Emanuel Et- 
tinger of the conversation that pass- 
ed between me and Erb, and he agre 
ed to go along and do his part. So 
Emanuel and I were there and watch- 
ed in the woods at different times 
but never got sight of John Kintzler. 

One day when we were watching, 
Tob. Mitchel came walking up to us. 
In orded to decieve him, we looked 
up into a tree, and told him that a 
pheasant had flown into one of the 
trees and we could not see it. We 
then left. Shortly after this in the 



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evening, Perry Bickhart, Ettinger 
and myself, went to Kintzlers. On 
this occasion Perry was to do the 
killing. He got down close to the 
house behind a haystack and had the 
gun pointed around the end of the 
stack toward the door. We then 
made a noise above the house in the 
woods, thinking that Kintzler would 
come out to see what was wrone;, 
then Bickhart was to shoot him. Aft- 
er we were there sometime I thought 
I heard somebody walking, and told 
Ettinger. He said that nobody was 
near and that I was a coward. I 
then thought that some boy was 
standing behind a tree, who would 
be sure to tell if anything happened, 
so I whistled, which was a signal of 
danger to Perry, who came up to 
where we were. We then joined 
hands and made vows never to reveal 
what had happened. We then start- 
ed for home. On our way home we 
passed the old church above Troxel- 
ville, when Perry said: "I wonder if 
there is not some money in the 
church?" I then said, "No, why 
would there be money in the 
church." I think it was Ettinger who 
then said "sometimes they leave the 
collection in the church," whereupon 
Perry said "well, we can soon see." 
They then opened the window and 
went in. I stood outside in the field 
and watched. After they were in the 
church some time they called me to 
come to the window. I did so, when 
they said that there was no money 
there but there was a bottle of wine 
We three then drank the wine. I 
then told them to come out and we 
would leave. They did so, after we 
had j;one a short distance, Perry 
said, " see here." I looked and he 
had the communion cup and plate. 
I then said, " you should not have 
taken these things, it is something 
we can neither use nor sell, some- 
body might see them in our posses- 
sion find the next thing we would be 
in jail for robbing a church." Ke 
then swore he would keep it; Etting- 
er took the plate and Perry the cap. 
Ettinger afterwards told me that he 
mnde tinger rings nui of the plate. 
What Perry did with the cup T don't 
know. I then said I never would go 
to Kintzlers again, that we had been 
there so often and it amounted to 



nothing, and it appears that we were 
not to succeed in getting the money. 
I had nearly dismissed it from my 

mind when I was sheriffed by . 

I hated to see everything sold away 
from me and my family. I hardly 
knew what to do, but finally suc- 
ceeded in getting endorsers, and got 
the money from the Mifflinburg bank. 
When the note was nearly due my 
father said that I should by all mean:? 
pay that note and not make the bail 
pay it. That they had been kind and 
I should not leave them stick. I 
hardly knew what to do, so I saw- 
Israel Erb one day and told him that 
if he knew anybody who wanted to 
buy a cow and some shoats, he should 
send them to me. He said — "if yon 
would have done as I wanted you to 
do, you would have the money and 
could keep your things too." I said 
you mean help to kill old Kintzler. 
He said "yes." I then said I would 
go along. He said no more. I then 
saw Emanuel Ettinger and we made 
out to go there on a Friday evening, 
the date of the month I do not know. 
On the Tuesday before, I went into 
the woods where my brohter Jonat- 
han was splitting wood, and told him 
what we were going to do. I asked 
him to go along. He said that he 
must go to Kreb's to butcher on 
Friday, and at any rate he did not 
want to go along, I then went home. 
The next evening Ettinger came to 
my house, I put a load in one of my 
rifles — not a very heavy load. I had 
taken a lard can to Kintzler's sev- 
eral days before to have it mended. 
We then went to Kintzler's, after we 
entered the house I asked him if he 
had mended that can. He said he had 
not, and why I did not take it to a 
tinner. I told him he was handy at 
doing such things and thought that 
he would mend it for me. But if 
it did not suit him I would wait un- 
til he had time to mend it, but I 
wanted to butcher next day. He 
then said "I will mend it for you so 
you will not have to come again for 
it." He then went to work. While 
he was mending the can he stood 
within reach of his gun, I stood 
along side of him. Ettinger was 
sitting on the grind-stone behind us, 
with the gun lying across his knees. 
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219 



his thumb, when Kintzler heard him 
and asked him what he was doing. 
Ettinger said, "I was just playing 
with the hammer." Kintzer said, "I 
want nobody to fool with a gun in 
my house, put it down." I then said 
"yes, Emanuel, put it down." He 
did so. After the can was mended, 
I said, "I think it still leaks." Kintzl- 
er said, "no it dont, I shut all the 
holes that were in it." I then said 
we could see if we would put water 
in it, and that I would go to the 
spring and put water into it. When 
I started to the spring Kintzler came 
to the door. Ettinger stepped out 
of the door a little to .the right and 
stood there. I went to the spring, 
filled the can about half full of wat- 
er and as I was coming away from 
the spring, I was holding it up and 
said, "I don't think it leaks after 
all." Kintzler then came walking 
towards me. When he was close to 
me, I said, "I guess it don't leak after 
all." Just as I turned the can to 
pour out the water, Ettinger fired. 
Kintzler turned toward the house 
immediately, Ettinger intercepted 
him and a severe struggle ensued. I 
started to run up through the lot, 
got to the fence and looked back 
just as Ettinger dispatched the old 
man. He came running up the lot 
toward where I was. I beckoned 
him with the hand to go back. I 
ment to kill the old woman, for I 
knew that she would tell on us. He 
turned, ran back, and met the old 
lady right inside the door. He struck 
her once with the gun when she 
sank to the floor. He then came to 
where I was. We waited long enough 
for any one in the neighborhood who 
might have heard it to appear on the 
scene. When all danger was past, 
we both went back into the house. 
After we entered I heard the old 
lady breathe very heavily, when I 
said to Ettinger, "My God, the old 
woman is not dead! He then said, 
"I must finish it now." He then 
took a stick of wood and struck her 
several times. We then hunted for 
money, but not very long. We thot 
we heard some one coming, when 
Ettinger kicked the lid off a chest 
or box of some kind. We grabbed 
what was in it and ran. We had 
nothing but watch crystals and a few 
trinklets. Not a cent of money. By 



this time it was dark. We then 
went home. I to my house, Ettinger 
to my brother Jonathan's for whon, 
he was working at the time. 

The next day (Saturday) I butcher- 
ed. After the hogs were killed and 
the lard was on the fire for render- 
ing, I took a pair of shoes and wen: 
over to Israel Erb. I thought if 
the thing was known I would find 
it out. Erb and I did not speak of 
it that afternoon. When I returned 
home Jonathan and Ettinger were at 
my house. They had finished rend- 
ering the lard and put away the meat. 
I had some wine in the cellar at the 
time. They had drank of it pretty- 
freely. We waited until after dark 
when we three started for Kintzler's, 
I don't know what time we got there, 
but would suppose it to have been 
about 9 o'clock. We then got a 
light and began to search for the 
money. We hunted high and low 
in every place, we thought there 
might be some, but found only sev- 
enty five dollars. ($75.00) either a 
few cents more or a few cents less. 
Jonathan found an old coffee pot 
in the west conier up stairs under 
the bed. It contained something 
like fifty two dollars. Ettinger 
found a paste board box with some 
thing like twenty dollars in it. The 
largest piece of money found was 
a five dollar bill, which was in the 
coffee pot. The next largest was a 
dollar in coin. The coffee pot had 
a great many pennies in it. The 
paste board box had all silver coin 
in it. After we had hunted several 
hours and found no more, we made 
preparations to leave. I split kindl- 
ing while Jonathan and Ettinger 
carried the old man into the house. 
We then kindled a fire under the 
bed, piled wood on it and left. Be- 
sides the money, we took with us 
some upper leather, a small compass, 
and I think that Jonathan had a small 
pair of pincers. We then went to 
my house. I got a light. We went 
to the cellar and there counted and 
divided the money. I would never 
have consented to the murder; had 
I not been influenced by Erb and 
sorely pressed for money. 

OUES. — Was any money under the 
bed? 

ANS. — We found none. Erb said 
there was money buried there but. 
we found none. 



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QUES. — Was Miss Lepley's story 
true? 

ANS. — I think it was. The way she 
came and went she would not have 
seen the old people. The old wo- 
man was lying behind the door, and 
the old man down toward the spring. 
I say it was true. 

QUES. — How about the dog? 

ANS. — When we were there Fri- 
day evening, the old man told us 
that he was punishing his dog. He 
had a long stick tied to his neck. On 
Saturday evening I heard the dog 
groan in his kennel which was along 
side of the house. How he got to 
the fence I do not know. Perhaps 
he ran there when the house was 
burning and got fast with the stick 
tied to him. 

QUES. — Did you scatter pennies 
through the house? 

ANS. — We did not, we took all the 
money with us that we found. 

The following is a certificate of the 
above confession by his spiritual ad- 
visor, A. H. Spangler, to the pub- 
lic:— 

I certify that the above is a true 
and correct confession made to me 
by Uriah Moyer before his execu- 
tion. I believe it to be true in every 
particular, thinking that I am cap- 
able of judging its truthfulness, hav- 
ing been associated with the poor un- 
fortunate man as his_ spiritual ad- 
visor. I make it public so that the 
people may understand a subject 
which has agitated the public mind 
for five long years. I do not rea- 
lize a penny from the publication of 
this confession. I will never seize 
hold of the unfortunate condition of 
others to make money. 



SNYDER COUNTY FARMS 

PRODUCE $3,386,049.33 



The following is a list of the value 
of some of the crops produced in 
Snyder County the past year: 

Wheat $ 850,628.80 

Corn 1,206,369.45 

Rye 77,817.48 

Oats, 365,619.20 

Buckwheat, 44,892.00 

Hay, 484,671.00 

Potatoes, 356,051.40 

Total $3,386,049.33 



PUBLIC SAFETY 
COMMITTEE 



COUNTY OFFICERS 
Chairman, 
C. T. Aikens, Selinsgrove, Pa. 

Vice Chairman, 
P. Herman, Kratzerville, Pa. 

Executive Secretary, 

W. Wagenseller, Middleburg, Pa. 

Assistant Secretary, 

Miss Clara R. Winey, Middleburg, Pa. 

Treasurer, 

K. C. Walter, Selinsgrove, Pa. 



Dr. 



Dr. 



Geo. 



ORGANIZATION 

The Committee of Public Safety 
of Snyder County was appointed by 
Governor Brumbaugh, and was or- 
ganized in the Court House, Middle- 
burg, Pa., May 2, 1917. 

From May 11th to May 19th, six- 
teen public meetings were held in 
the various districts of the county 
urging the cultivation of more acres 
for the production of food. 

June 5th, assistance was given to 
the registration officers for the regis- 
tration of conscripts for the army. 

From August 5th to August 11th, 
ten canning demonstrations were 
held in different parts of the county. 

The Committee co-operated with 
the Liberty Loan Committee in float- 
ing the First and Second Liberty 
Loan Bonds. 

The organization is now (January 
1918) reaching out for the purpose 
of selling War Stamps and inaugur- 
ating speaking campaigns against 
German propoganda. 

Prior to January 5, 1918, there 
were only 21 members. On account 
of increased work some 270 new 
members were elected Jan. 5, 1918, 
bringing the total membership up 
to more than 290. 



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221 



Department Directors 

Finance, H. D. Schnure, Selinsgrove. 
Publicity, Speakers' Bureau and 4- 

Minute Men and Legislation, Dr. 

John I. Woodruff, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Allied Bodies, C. A. Baker, McClure. 
Sanitation and Medicines, Dr. Perci- 

val Herman, Kratzerville, Pa. 
Civic Relief, Prof. E. E. Wetzel, Bea- 

vertown, Pa. 
Food, Geo. R. Hendricks, Selinsgrove. 
Material, Jere G. Snyder, Port Trev- 

orton, Pa. 
Industrial Plants, Ira G. Sanders, R. 

2, Northumberland, Pa. 
Motor Trucks, Fuel Administrator 

and War Saving Stamps, Wm. A. 

Hassinger, Middleburg, Pa. 
Civilian Service and Labor, Boys' 

Working Reserve, Prof. Isaac D. 

App, Beaver Springs, Pa. 
Military Service, Col. Wm. F. Brown, 

Freeburg, Pa. 
Naval Service, F. S. Gingrich, Mt. 

Pleasant Mills, Pa. 
Guards Police and inspection, C. A. 

Hassinger, Penns Creek, Pa. 
Transportation, Railroads, Electric 

Rys., Motors, Highways and Wa- 
terways, Geo. W. Wagenseller, 

Middleburg, Pa. 
Home Defense Police Force, Frank 

A. Eyer, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Federal Food Administrator, R. L. 

Schroyer, Selinsgrove, Pa. 



Vice Chairmen of Food Committee. 



Executive Committee 

Aikens, Dr. C. T., Selinsgrove. 
App, Isaac, Beaver Springs, Pa. 
Baker, C. A. McClure, Pa. 
Brown, Wm. F., Preeburg, Pa. 
Eyer, F. A., Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Ferster, E. E., Richfield, Pa. 
Gingrich, F. S., Mt. Pleasant Mills. 
Graybill, H. C, Paxtonville, Pa. 
Hall, George, Port Trevorton, Pa. 
Hassinger, C. A., Penns Creek, Pa. 
Hassinger, W. A., Swineford, Pa. 
Hayes, Dr. H. D., Middleburg, Pa. 
Hendricks, Geo. R., Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Herman, Dr. Percival, Kratzerville. 
Herman, W. H., Troxelville, Pa. 
Pontius, George, Kreamer, Pa. 
Sanders, Ira G., Northumberland, Pa. 
Schnure, H. D., Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Schroyer, R. L., Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Snyder, Jere G., Port Trevorton, Pa. 
Wagenseller, Geo. W., Middleburg. 
Walter, K. C, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Wetzel, E. E., Beavertown, Pa. 
Winey, Clara R., Middleburg, Pa. 
Witmer, G. M., Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Woodruff, Dr. J. I., Selinsgrove, Pa. 



Adams — C. M. Ingram, Troxelville. 

Beavertown — Harvey Krebs, Beaver- 
town. 

Beaver W. — Mrs. J. F. Wetzel, Mc- 
Clure. 

Center — Dr. J. W. Sampsell, P. Creek 

Chapman— Jas. Swartz, R. D. 2, Mt. 
Pleasant Mills. 

Franklin — Mrs. Wm. Kauffman, R. 1, 
Middleburg. 

Jackson — Eva Herman, Kratzerville. 

Middlecreek — Mrs. J. E. Magee, 
Kreamer. 

Monroe — Jno. Hummel, R. D. W'field 

Middleburg — Mrs. W. A. Hassinger, 
Middleburg. 

Perry — Mrs. Dr. M. Rothrock, ML 
Pleasant Mills. 

Perry West — N. P. Kratzer, R. D. 
Richfield. 

Penns— Miss Ida Miller, R. D. J, 
Selinsgrove. 

Spring — -Clymer Romig, Beaver 
Springs, Pa. 

Selinsgrove — Mrs. Chas. W. Her- 
man, Selinsgrove. 

Union — Ammon S. Sechrist, R. D. 3. 
Selinsgrove. 

Washington — B. F. Harley, Freeburg 



ADAMS TOWNSHIP 
W. H. Herman, Chairman, Troxel- 
ville, Pa. 

C. M. Ingram, Troxelville, Pa. 
Jas. T. Herman, Troxelville, Pa. 

D. L. Middleswarth, Troxelville, Pa. 
Ira Lose, R. D. Middleburg, Pa. 
Isaac Gearhart, R. D., Middleburg. 
A. W. Gill, R. D. 1, Beavertown, Pa. 
J. F. Bingaman, R. 1, Beavertown. 
Merril Bingaman, R. 1, Beavertown. 
Esther Middleswarth, Troxelville. 
Nettie Aurand. Troxelville, Pa. 
Miriam Gill, Troxelville, Pa. 
Laura Krebs, Troxelville, Pa. 
Bessie Duck, R. 1, Beavertown, Pa. 
Annie Wagner, Troxelville, Pa. 

Speakers: J. T. Herman, C. M. In- 
gram, Isaac Gearhart and Ira Lose. 



BEAVER TWP. & BEAVERTOWN 

Prof. E. E. Wetzel, Chairman, Beav- 
ertown, Pa. 

John W. Hassinger, R. 1, Middleburg 
Harvey Krebs, Beavertown, Pa. 
A. W. Hetrick, Beavertown, Pa. 
Park Schlegel, Beavertown, Pa. 
W. W. Droese, Beavertown, Pa. 
William Specht, Beavertown, Pa. 
Miss Anna Snyder, Beavertown. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS 



Miss Mary Engle, Beavertown, Pa. 
Rev. Geo. C. Kunkle, Beavertown. 
J. W. Engle, Beavertown, Pa. 
Dr. E. M. Miller, Beavertown, Pa. 
Max H. Bingaman, Beavertown, Pa. 
John P. Walker, Beavertown, Pa. 
Miss Alice Haines, Beavertown, Pa. 
Mrs. M. C. Kearns, Beavertown, Pa. 
Geo. C. Walker, Beavertown, Pa. 
Miss Myrtle Rearick, Beavertown. 

Speakers: Rev. Geo. C. Kunkle, 
J. W. Engle, Dr. E. M. Miller, Max 
H. Bingaman, Jno. P. Walker, Miss 
Alice Haines, and Mrs. M. C. Kearns. 



BEAVER, WEST TWP. 
C. A. Baker. Chairman, McClure, Pa. 
Prof. J. F. Wetzel, McClure, Pa. 
Ner B. Middleswartn, McClure, Pa. 

E. S. Hoknbrok, McClure, Pa. 

H. A. Wagner, R. 1, McClure, Pa. 

F. B. Wagner, R. 1, McClure, Pa. 
Wm. F. Heeter, R. 1, McClure, Pa. 
E. W. P. Benfer, McClure, Pa. 
Mrs. J. F. Wetzel, McClure. Pa. 
Mrs. E. W. P. Benfer, McClure, Pa. 
Mrs. P. E. Whiffcn, McClure, Pa. 
Dr. M. E. Wagner, McClure, Pa. 

J. I. Gill, McClure, Pa. 

Speakers: J. F. Wetzel, Ner B. 
Middleswarth, E. S. Hoknbrok and 
Dr. M. E. Wagner. 



CENTER TOWNSHIP 
C. A. Hassinger, Chairman, Penns 

Creek, Pa. 
Dr. J. W. Sampsell, Fenns Creek. 
W. F. Sanders, Penns Creek, Pa. 
W. G. Bingaman, Penns Creek, Pa. 
Frank H. Stine, Penns Creek, Pa. 
Jno. C. Showers, Penns Creek, Pa. 
Theodore Bingaman, Penns Creek. 
Ira Walter, R. D., Middleburg, Pa. 
Jas. A. Bowersox, R. 2, Middleburg. 
Miss Effie Bowersox, R. D., Mbg. 
Miss Evelyn M. Hassinger, P. Creek. 
Miss Aima Shenkle, Penns Creek. 
Mrs. W. A. Breon, Penns Creek, Pa. 
Mrs. Rev. F. F. Mayer, P. Creek. 
Mrs Warren Walter, Penns Creek. 
Miss Minerva Kuhns, Penns Creek. 

Speakers: W. G. Bingaman, W. F. 
Sanders, Jno. C. Showers and Theo- 
dore Bingaman. 



CHAPMAN TOWNSHIP 
Geo. Hall, Chairman, R. 1, Port 

Trevorton, Pa. 
James Swartz, R. 2, Mt. Pleasant 

Mills, Pa. 
C. S. Hall, R. D. Liverpool. 
J. B. Rohrer, R. D. Port Trevorton. 
Wm. Troutman, R. D. Port Trevorton 



Henry Hile, R. D. Port Trevorton. 
Geo. Newman, R. D. Port Trevorton 
J. Albert Herrold, Port Trevorton. 
Milton Shaffer, Port Trevorton. 
Percival Reichenbach, Pt. Trevorton. 
Albert B. Rine, McKees Half Falls. 
Wm. Moyer, Meiserville. 
Miss Jessie Hall, R. D. Pt. Trevorton. 
Miss May Hall, Liverpool. 
Miss Laura Rine, McKees Half Falls. 
Miss Minnie Rine, McKees Half Falls 
Miss Blanche Attinger, R. D. Port 

Trevorton. 

Speakers: J. B. Rohrer, Wm. 
Troutman, Heniy Hile, George New- 
man and J. Albert Herrold. 



FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP 

W. A. Hassinger, Chairman, Middle- 
burg, Pa. 

H. C. Graybill, Paxtonville, Pa. 

Prof. W. W. Brunner, Paxtonville. 

Clark S. Boyer, Paxtonville, Pa. 

William Kauffman, R. 1, Middleburg. 

E. D. H. Walter, R. 1, Middleburg. 

Harvey Hare, R. 2, Middleburg, Pa. 

Jay Dreese, R. 2, Middleburg, Pa. 

Earl G. Winey, R. 4, Middleburg. 

Mrs. H. C. Graybill, Paxtonville, Pa. 

Mrs. Guy H. Oldt, Paxtonville, Pa. 

Mrs. Wm. Kauffman R. 1, Middleburg 

Miss Mazie Renninger, R. 4, Middle- 
burg, Pa. 
Speakers: Prof. W. W. Brunner, 

H. C. Graybill and Mrs. H. C. Gray- 
bill. 



JACKSON TOWNSHIP 
Dr. Percival Herman, Chairman, 

Kratzerville, Pa. 
Harry Wagner, Kratzerville, Pa. 
Jno. C. Bailey, Kratzerville, Pa. 
Luther Dauberman, Kratzerville, Pa. 
Peter Klingler, R. D. Middleburg. 
Amnion Erdley, R. D. Middleburg. 
Chas. J. Beaver, R. D. Winfield. 
Reno Snyder, R. 3, Middleburg, Pa. 
M. H. Moyer, Winneld, Pa. 
Harry Wetzel, New Berlin, Pa. 
Jesse Cornelius, New Berlin, Pa. 
Lewis Miller, New Berlin, Pa. 
Eva Herman, Kratzerville, Pa. 
Mrs. H. M. Derk, Kratzerville. 
Mrs. Alvin Herman, Kratzerville. 
Mrs. Jacob Ritter, R. D. Winneld. 
Mrs. Thomas Lepley, R. D. Winfield. 
Mrs. Harvey Bilger, R. 3, Middleburg 
Harvey Arbogast, Winneld. 

Speakers: Luther Dauberman, 
Ammon Erdley, Chas. J. Beaver, Re- 
no Snvder, Jesse Cornelius and Lew- 
is Miller. 



PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE 



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MIDDLEBURG BORO 

Geo. W. Wagenseller, Chairman, Mid- 

dleburg, Pa. 
Rev. H. D. Hayes, D. D., Mbg., Pa. 
Edwin Charles, Middleburg, Pa. 
Prof. T. A. Stetler, Middleburg, Pa. 
Prof. T. F. Shambach, Middleburg. 
James G. Thompson, Middleburg. 
John R. Kreeger, Swineford, Pa. 
Jas. T. Sigler, Middleburg, Pa. 
M. I. Potter, Middleburg, Pa. 
Mrs. A. D. Gougler, Middleburg, Pa. 
Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, Middleburg. 
Mrs. I. L. Walter, Middleburg, Pa. 
Mrs. J. R. Kreeger, Swineford, Pa. 
Mrs. W. A. Hassinger, Swineford. 
Mrs. A. J. Herman, Middleburg, Pa. 
Mrs. Wm. Roush, Middleburg, Pa. 
Miss Clara R. Winey, Middleburg, Pa. 
Mrs. Laura Keiter, Middleburg, Pa. 

Speakers: Rev. H. D. Hayes, Ed- 
win Charles, Prof. T. A. Stetler, 
Prof. T. F. Shambach, Wm. A. Has. 
singer, Geo. W. Wagenseller, Rev. S. 
A. Snyder and Rev. A. C. Mingle. 



MIDDLECREEK TWP. 
George Pontius, Chairman, Kreamer, 

Penna. 
Roy W. Dietrick, Kreamer, Pa. 
W. J. Heintzelman, Kreamer, Pa. 
Miss Edna Seaman, Kreamer, Pa. 
James E. Magee. Kreamer, Pa. 
George Bover, Kreamer, Pa. 
Ammon Maurer, R. 3. Middleburg. 
Albert J. Stetler, Globe Mills, Pa. 
J. A. Eichman, Globe Mills, Pa. 
Mrs. J. E. Magee, Kreamer, Pa. 
Miss Florence Bilger, Kreamer, Pa. 
Norman P. Hummel, Kreamer, Pa. 
Geo. A. Erdley, Globe Mills, Pa. 

Speakers: Roy W. Dietrick, W. 
J. Heintzelman and Miss Edna Sea- 



MONROE TOWNSHIP 
I. G. Sanders, Chairman, R. 2, Nor- 
thumberland, Pa. 
Paul Schnee, Shamokin Dam, Pa. 
Merril Boust, Shamokin Dam, Pa. 
W. S. Kuhn, Shamokin Dam, Pa. 
H. Eisenhauer, Shamokin Dam, Pa. 
Miss Mae Boust, Shamokin Dam, Pa. 
Robert App, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Miss Kathryn Jarrett, Selinsgrove. 
Miss Edna App, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Brian Teats, R. 2, Northumberland. 
A R Young, R. 2, Northumberland. 
Rev D. A. Artman, R. 2, N'rland. 
W C. Shaffer, R. 2, N'rland, Pa. 
A. G. Kauffman, R. 2, N'rland, Pa. 
Miss Eva Hane, R. 2, N'rland Pa. 
Hayes Jarrett, R. 2, N'rland, Pa. 
Miss Mary Young, R. 2, N'rland, Pa. 
S. M. Troxel, Winfield, Pa. 



John Hummel, Winfield, Pa. 
D. S. Hess, Winfield, Pa. 
Jeremiah Beaver, Winfield, Pa. 
Joseph Lepley, Winfield, Pa. 
Chas. Sassaman, Winfield, Pa. 
Mrs. John Hummel, Winfield, Pa. 
Mrs. S. M. Troxel, Winfield, Pa. 

Speakers: I. G. Sanders, Merril 
Boust, W. S. Kuhn, H. Eisenhauer, 
A. R. Young, Rev. D. A. Artman, 
Mrs. S. M. Troxell. 



PENN TOWNSHIP 

G. M. Witmer, Chairman Selins- 
grove, Pa. 

Wm. A. Erdley, R. D., Selinsgrove 
Wm. K. Miller, R. 2, Selinsgrove. 
Harvey Smith, R. D., Selinsgrove. 
Wm. C. Stetler, R. D., Selinsgrove. 
Rev. H. G. Snablc, R 2, Selinsgrove. 
Mrs. Ida G. Colbv, Selinsgrove 
Frank Troup, R. D., Selinsgrove. 
I. L. Luck, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Hucchlin E. Boyer, R. 2, Selinsgrove. 
Jno. F. Dinius R. 2, Selinsgrove. 
Howard Row, R. 2, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Geo. M. Witmer, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Miss Carrie Wagner, Selinsgrove. 
Miss Ida Miller, R. 2, Selinsgrove. 
Frank P. Kuster, Selinsgrove. 
Jefferson Erdley, R. 2, Selinsgrove. 
Theo. M. Herman, R. D.. Middleburg. 
Sneakers: Wm. A. Erdley, Wm. 
K. Miller. Harvev Smith, Wm. C. 
Stetler, Rev. H. G. Snable and Mrs. 
Ida G. Colby. 



PERRY TOWNSHIP 

F. S. Gingrich, Chairman, Mt. Pleas- 
ant Mills, Pa. 

W A. Arbogast, Mt. Pleasant Mills. 

Dr W W. Longacre, Mt. PI. Mills. 

J H. Shaffer, Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pa. 

G A. Shetterly, Mt. PI. Mills, Pa. 

Jonathan Knouse, Mt. PI. Mills, Pa. 

J. L. Meiser, Liverpool, Pa. 

Mrs J. A. Kepler, Mt. PI. Mills, Pa. 

Mrs M Rothrock, Mt. PI. Mills, Pa. 

Miss Effie Hornberger, Mt. PI. Mill?. 

Miss Lena Knouse, Mt. PI. Mills, Pa. 

Mrs C W. Troutman. Mt. PI. Mills. 

R A. Garman, Mt. PL Mills, Pa 

C E. Botteiger, Mt. PI. Mills, Pa. 

H C. Rauch, Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pa. 

T A Shaffer, Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pa. 

F R Spotts, R. 1, Port Trevortcn. 

F S Troup, Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pa. 
'Speakers: R. A. Garman, C. E. 

Botteiger, H. C. Rauch. T. A. Shaf- 
fer, F. R. Spotts, F. S. Troup and F. 

S. Gingrich. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS 



WEST PERRY TWP. 

E. E. Ferster, Chairman, Richfield, 
Penna. 

H. S. Hornberger, Richfield, Pa. 
T. J. Spriggle, Richfield, Pa. 
Jas. S. Leitzel, Richfield, Pa. 

F. H. Garman, Richfield, Pa. 

C. M. Arbogast, R. 1, McAlisterville. 
J. W. Garman, Richfield, Pa. 
N. P. Kratzer, Richfield, Pa. 
C. 0. Lawver, Richfield, Pa. 
Miss Carrie Snook, Richfield, Pa. 
Miss Lottie Winey, Richfield, Pa. 

Speakers: H. S. Hornberger, T. 
J. Spriggle, Jas. S. Leitzel and E. E. 
Ferster. 



SELINSGROVE BORO 
K. C. Walter, Chairman, Selinsgrove. 
Prof. Sumner Smyser, Selinsgrove. 
Frank A. Eyer, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Marion S. Schoch, Selinsgrove, Pa 
R. L. Schroyer, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
E. R. Wingard, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Dr. Geo. E. Fisher, Selinsgrove, Pa 
Dr. H. A. Allison, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Hon. Chas. W. Herman, Selinsgrove. 
Rev. W. F. Pfeifcr, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Rev. J. B. Focht, D. D., Selinsgrove. 
Rev. J. E. Kahler, Selinsgrove. 
Rev. Leon Drumheller, Selinsgrove. 
Rev. Leroy Baker, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
C. C. Walter, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Will Sholly, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Mrs. Frank A. Eyer, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Mrs. Chas. Foster, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Mrs. C. P. Ulrich, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Mrs. D. G. Schucker, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Mrs Chas. W. Herman, Selinsgrove. 
R. C. North, Selinsgrove, Pa. 

Speakers: Sumner Smyser, Frank 
A. Eyer, Marion S. Schoch, R. L. 
Schroyer, E. R. Wingard, Dr. G. E. 
Fisher, Dr. H. A. Allison, Hon. Chas. 
W. Herman. 



SPRING TOWNSHIP 
Prof. I. D. App, Chairman, Beaver 
Springs, Pa. 

J. C. Shambach, Beaver Springs, Pa. 
Clymer Romig, Beaver Springs, Pa. 
J. B. Spangler, Beaver Springs, Pa. 
F. P. Decker, Beaver Springs, Pa. 
Frank Dreese, Beaver Springs, Pa. 
William Yost, Middlecreek, Pa. 
James Klingler, Middlecreek, Pa. 
Jonas Benfer, Benfer, Pa. 
Frank Mattern, Beaver Springs, Pa. 
Frank Koch, Benfer, Pa. 
Geo. D. Lantz, Beaver Springs, Pa. 
Calvin Herbster, Benfer, Pa. 
John Smith, Beaver Springs, Pa. 



Lester Gross, Beaver Springs, Pa. 
William Riegle, Beaver Springs, Pa. 
Rev. T. H. Matterness, B. Springs 
J. F. Snook, Beaver Springs, Pa. 
Jesse Ewing, Beaver Springs, Pa. 
Mrs. I. D. App, Beaver Springs, Pa. 
Miss Jennie Bilger, Beaver Springs. 
Mrs. Geo. Smith, Beaver Springs, Pa. 
Mrs. Ezra Steininger, B. Springs. 
Mrs. John Smith, Beaver Springs. 
Mrs. H. G. Manbeck, Beaver Springs. 
Hurley Romig, Beaver Springs, Pa. 
James Keller, Beaver Springs, Pa. 
Monroe Aurand, Beaver Springs, Pa. 
Speakers: Calvin Herbster, John 
Smith, Lester Gross, Wm. Riegel, 
Rev. T. H. Matterness, J. F. Snook, 
and Jesse Ewing. 



UNION TOWNSHIP 
Jere G. Snyder, Chairman, Port 

Trevorton, Pa. 
T. G. Herrold, Port Trevorton, Pa. 
Arch. A. Aucker, Port Trevorton. 
John C. Herrold, Port Trevorton. 
George Gaugler, Port Trevorton. 
Albert Wise, Port Trevorton, Pa. 
A. S. Sechrist, R. 3, Selinsgrove. 
George Aucker, R. 3, Selinsgrove. 
Geo. K. Scholl, R. 3, Selinsgrove. 
Miss Mayme Boyer, Port Trevorton. 
Mrs. Hattie Bogar, Port Trevorton. 
Miss Edna Aucker, R. 3, Selinsgrove. 
Mrs. Marie Bierly, R. 2, Pt. T'rton. 
Mrs. Bertha Aucker, R. 3 Selinsgrove 

Speakers: T. G. Herrold, Arch. A. 
Aucker, John C. Herrold and Am- 
nion S. Sechrist. 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 

Col. Wm. F. Brown, Chairman, Free- 
burg, Pa. 

H. A. Klingler, R. 4, Middleburg. 

G. A. Shaffer, R. 3, Selinsgrove, Pa. 

J. F. Minium, Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pa. 

Chas. W. Bassler, Freeburg, Pa. 

B. F. Harley, Freeburg, Pa. 

Calvin F. Moyer, Freeburg, Pa. 

Rev. H. J. Croushore, Freeburg, Pa. 

Prof. Geo. W. Walborn, Freeburg. 

T. E. Hoff, Freeburg, Pa. 

Miss Mary Wiest, Freeburg, Pa. 

Miss Mary A. Houtz, Freeburg, Pa. 

Miss Ada Hilbish, Freeburg, Pa. 

Mrs. Myron A. Moyer, Freeburg, Pa. 

Mrs. Emma J. Bassler, Freeburg. 

Milton B. Hill, R. D. 3. Selinsgrove. 

F. F. Glass, Freeburg, Pa. 

Mrs. Chas. A. Riegel, Freeburg, Pa. 
Speakers: Rev. H. J. Croushore, 

Prof. G. W. Walborn and Wm. F. 

Brown. 



OLD "RICHARD," A RARE SPECIMEN 



225 



Henry Mertz, An Odd Character 



Akron, Ohio- Jan. 22, 1918. 
Mr. Geo. W. Wagenseller, 

Middleburg, Pa. 
Dear Sir: — 

I have read with a great deal of 
interest and some amusement the 
various articles printed in the POST 
concerning the local history of Mid- 
dleburg and vicinity. It may be said 
that I am a "crank" on local history. 
Keep on printing HISTORY. I do 
not care about poetry. 

I will herewith enclose a picture 
of a man, if man he was, who was 
known by almost every man, woman 
and child in the community, who liv- 
ed there fifty years ago. I believe it 
would be a "hit" if you could repro- 
duce this picture and print it in the 
POST. Scores of your subscribers 
would, I think, recognize the homely 
features of that notorious charact- 
er who was commonly known as "Der 
Richard." His real name was Henry 
Mertz. This picture was one of the 
first attempts at photograhy of my 
brother, Charles, in, I think 1865, 
fifty years ago. 

I hardly know to whom I should 
refer ycu, so you could gain the most 
information in regard to this weil 
known man. However, I think if you 
show the picture to John F. or Cal. 
Stetler, or to the older Stahlneckers 
or Bachmans. they could tell you 
more about him than I can. One 
thing I know that Mr. Mertz was a 
private in 172 Regt. P. M.. He went 
as a substitute for a drafted man in 
the Civil War. I think it was for 
Elias Steininger. 

In regard to Col. Shoemaker's 
man, John Ironcutter: I have bee 1 ! 
wondering why a German shoul 1 
have such a name, when the name 
Eisenhauer is such a familiar one to 
the people of Middleburg. Less th^n 
50 years ago at least one family by 
that name lived on the banks of 
Stump's run not far from where it 
flows into Middlecreek and a little 
more than a stone's throw from 
where Stump killed these Indians in 
Harry Smith's meadow. 

I was always told that Stump fill- 
ed those Indians with whiskey and 
while they were in an alcoholic stup- 
or he dispatched them with a toma- 
hawk. 



I had never heard the name Iron- 
cutter before reading it in Col. Shoe- 
maker's article. I may be "putting 
my foot into" something when I say 
that I am inclined to think that "Iron- 
cutter" is a myth. 

J. C. SHUMAN. 

P. S. I would have mentioned 
some of the old Greeks and Romans, 
but I was afraid in my attempt to 
connect them with old "Richard." I 
would make a "botch" of it. 

J. C. S. 




HENRY MERTZ, 

A familiar character about Middle- 
burg 50 years ago, and was known 
as "Der Richard." Photo loaned the 
POST by Dr. Shurnan, of Akron, 
Ohio. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS 



HENRY MERTZ 



Upon inquiry, we learn that Henry 
Mertz went as a substitute for Elias 
Steininger, was a member of Co. C 
172nd Inf. He was very fond of 
drink and nearly always wore a red 
bandanna handkerchief around his 
neck. He loved his booze and wo- 
men of low morality. 

On a Sunday in a County hotel 
Mertz and others were drinking and 
dancing. Some one tripped Mertz. 
He fell over a chair and sustained 
internal injuries from the effects of 
which he died. He is buried at Cen- 
treville. 

While at Harrisburg encamped as 
a soldier, he came to Selinsgrove 
without leave, practically a deserter. 
He said he left Harrisburg because 
he did not like the bad river water 
down there. He was not arrested, 
but was returned to camp and be- 
came a soldier in dead earnest. Prac- 
tically every person who knew Mertz, 
will smile and say, "He was a char- 
acter.' 



Adam Kerstetter, Philip Neitz, Nicho- 
las Brosius, John Hauser, John Heim, 
Christian Shaeffer, Adam Leffler, 
George Moyer, Mathias Witmer, Geo. 
Herrold, Jacob Snyder, Tobias Bickle, 
John Hester, John Faust, Henry 
Groininger, George Troutner, Martin 
Kerstetter, C. Faust, sick; Leonard 
Kerstetter, Nicholaus Shaffer, Zacha- 
rias Spengle, Conrad Farst, Michael 
Newman, Henry Kauffman, Peter 
Weis. 



REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS OF 
PENN TOWNSHIP 



From POST, March 31, 1898. 

In glancing over the old files of 
the POST we find in the issue dated 
Aug. 14, 1873, the following: 

John B. Linn gives the following 
roll of Capt. Weiser's company which 
was from Penn township in the nei- 
ghborhood of Selinsgrove will no 
doubt prove interesting to our read- 
ers as many of the descendants of 
these dead heroes are still living. 

A MUSTER ROLL OF CAPT. BENJ. 

WEISER'S COMPANY OF 

NORTHUMBERLAND 

CO. MILITIA JUNE 

30, 1777. 

Capt. Benjamin Weiser, 

1st Lt. Christopher Snyder, 

2nd Lt. Adam Shaeffer, 

3rd Lt. Joseph Van Gundy, 

1st Sergt. Max Hane. 

2nd, Sergt. George Marshall, 

1st Corp. Philip Moyer, 

2nd Corp. Frederick Eisenhauer, 

Drummer, Will Thompson. 
PRIVATES 

Peter Hosterman, George Peifer, 
John Livengood, Geo. Brosius, Thos. 
Ritch, Andrew Reitz, John Meiser, 



Philadelphia, June 30, 1777. 

This company served through the 
term of duty during which the battles 
of Trenton and Princeton were 
fought and were in the service seven 
months. 



COL. LEISENRING HEAD OF 
MOTOR TRUCK FACTORY 



(1918) 

Col. Frank S. Leisenring, who 
spent several hours in Middleburg 
last week, is a graduate of West 
Point, and has been advancing rapid- 
ly up the official scale. In August, 
he was made Major in charge of 
Camp Seville, Greenville, S. C. and 
in the Quartermaster's department, 
had charge of feeding, clothing and 
equipping 30,000 men. This number 
of men represents a population of a 
city as large as Williamsport and re- 
quired a train load of supplies every 
day. 

In December he was promoted to 
the rank of Colonel and was placed 
in charge of the establishment, 
building and operation of a motor 
truck factory for the government. 
A site was purchased in Baltimore, 
at a cost of $139,000 and the work 
of erecting a million dollar building 
is now under the direction of Col. 
Leisenring. He is also busy gather- 
ing together competent machinists 
to manufacture motor trucks. The 
government intends manufacturing 
their own motor trucks. He is also 
employing carpenters for the erection 
of the building. 

The many friends of Col. Leisen- 
ring extend to him congratulations on 
his success in obtaining this respon- 
sible position and wish him abundant 
success in the development and oper- 
ation of the plant. 



COLD WEATHER RECORDS 



227 



WINTER IN PIONEER DAYS 

We clip the following for you from 
Charles Pierce's Diary quoted in 
"The Climatology of Philadelphia" 
by Weather Bureau Director George 
S. Bliss. 

The winter of 1697 was long, stor- 
my, and severely cold all over the 
United States. The Delaware was 
closed with thick ice for more than 
three months, so that sleighs and 
sleds passed from Trenton to Phila. 
and from Phila. to Chester on the ice. 

The winter of 1714 was very mild 
after the 15th of January, so that 
the trees and shrubbery were in 
bloom the first week in February, and 
the spring was unusually mild. 

The whole winter of 1725 was 
mild, but the spring very cold. In 
March snow fell to the depth of two 
feet in one night. 

The winter of 1741 was intensely 
cold. The Delaware was closed from 
the 19th of December to the 13th 
of March. Many creatures died from 
hunger and cold. As late in the sea- 
son as the 19th of April snow fell to 
the depth of three feet, after which 
the weather became warm, and the 
whole summer was intensely hot. 

In 1742 was one of the coldest 
winters since the settlement of the 
country. A gentleman drove with 
horse and sleigh through Long Island 
Sound on the ice to Cape Cod. 

The winter of 1750 was very open 
and mild, but all the spring months 
were cold and stormy. As late in 
the season as the 30th of May, snow 
lay on the ground. 

The winter of 1756 was very mild. 
The first snow was as late as the 18th 
of March. 

On the 31st of December, 1764, 
the Delaware was frozen completely 
over in one night and the weather 
continued cold until the 28th of 
March, with snow about two and a 
half feet deep. 

The winter of 1779 was very mild 
particularly the month of February, 
when trees were in blossom. 

The whole winter of 1780 was in- 
tensely cold. The Delaware was 
closed from the first of December to 
the fourteenth of March. The ice 
was from two to three feet thick. 

The winter of 1789 was very mild 
until the middle of February, after 
which the whole spring was so cold 
that fires were comfortable until 
June. The summer months were ex- 
cessively hot, the mercury frequent- 
ly rising to 96 degrees in the shade. 



BELOW ZERO WEATHER 



POST, Jan. 24, 1918. 

Saturday morning, Jan. 19, ther- 
mometers registered here as low as 
16 degrees below zero; 18 degrees 
below at Selinsgrove. Sunday morn- 
ing, Jan. 20, J. E. Stahlnecker's 
thermometer on a wash line register- 
ed 32V 2 below; W. A. Hassinger on 
his porch had 28 below; Wm. Romig, 
22 below. Monday morning mercury 
varied from 8 to 12 degrees below 
zero. Dec. 30th it was 18 below; 
Dec. 31, 14 below. 

The first snow fell Nov. 20th, 1917 
and there have been many since with 
scarcely any thaw as the thermom- 
eter has been playing around zero, 
many times below. Here is a record 
of snow fall kept by Wellington 
Smith, of Mifflintown, a native of 
Middleburg, and as this section had 
practically the same snow fall we 
give the record below: 
Record of Snow Fall to Jan. 15 As 
Kept by Wellington Smith 

Below we give a record of the 
fnow fall 1917-8 winter as kept by 
Wellington Smith for government 
purposes. This record is correct 
and needs no comment. 

The first snow of the season fell 
on Nov. 20th to a depth of .02 of an 
inch. This was followed by V 2 inch 
r>n Nov. 28th; 8V 2 inches on Dec. 
8th; 1V 2 inches Dec. 13th; 5 inches 
Dec. 14th; 1 inch Dec. 16th; % inch 
Dec. 17th; 1 inch Jan. 2nd; V 2 inch 
Jan. 7th: 3 inches, Jan. 12th, and 
9 inches Jan. 15th. It is estimated 
th~t the^e is now an accumulation of 
16 inches of snow standing in the 
woods. 

On Jan. 3rd the thermometer reg- 
istered 17 degrees below zero, the 
coldest weather record this winter, 
nr> +o tint time. Six days in suc- 
cession, from Jan. 1st to 6th, the 
thermometer registered at and below 
zero. This is the coldest continued 
weather estimated in Juniata County 
for the last 40 years. 

This is the longest and most se- 
vere cold siege that was ever exper- 
ienced by the oldest inhabitants. It 
generally means an early spring, and 
we hope the forecast will be correc 4- 
for many reasons, — first as a general 
relief from the severe weather and 
pIso for the purpose of getting out 
the spring and summer crops early 
to give them plenty of time to ma- 
ture. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS 



PATRIOTISM AT SUSQUEHANNA 



On account of the war conditions, 
into which our country has been drag- 
ged, Susquehanna, along with other 
Colleges of our land, has been called 
upon to give expression to her patri- 
otism. Few institutions, if any, 
have suffered more seriously, in the 
matter of student losses, than Sus- 
quehanna, for more than 40 per cent, 
of the male enrollment of last year 
is now in military camps or in service 
Somewhere in France. 

Through voluntary enlistment and 
conscription, the upper classes of all 
our Colleges have been depleted and 
the scarcity of help among the farm- 
ers, as well as the lucrative demands 
for young men, in the munition and 
various industrial plants, thruout the 
country, have prevented many from 
entering college, so that there is a net 
loss of 19 epr cent, in the enrollment 
of the Colleges of Penna. 

It is believed Susquehanna has 
contributed as many men for the 
Army, as any college in Pennsylva- 
nia, for the number of male students 
enrolled. The Bond and Key Club 
has 29 men in military camps and 
"somewhere in France" and the Al- 
pha Sigma Omega Club has six men 
enlisted, while the University, as 
such, including the two Clubs has the 
excellent record of having 90 stu- 
dents and alumni in the various de- 
partments of the army, as follows: 

Aikens, Claude Gitt. 

Allen, Raymond E. 

Attinger, Frank. 

Baker, Lawrence M. 

Bateman, S. E., M. D. 

Botsford, Keith R. 

Callahan, Eugene M. 

Cassler, Geo. W. 

Decker, E. R., M. D., (degree '17) 

Decker, Lee H. 

Dahlen, Maxwell. 

Donachy, Lee H. 

Duck, Wm. B. 

Emerick, John B. 

Emerick, Winston. 

Erdley, Calvin V. 

Farrel, Harry M. 

Follmer, Harold Wm. 

Foster, Charles R. 

Foulk, Glenn W. 

Frontz, Rev. C. E. 

Furst, Gordon F. 

Gaul, Joseph F. 

Ginter, Calvin P. 

Gutshall, Geo. L. 

Haiston, Frank M. 

Harmon, Jay Paul. 



Harmon, G. Blair. 

Hackenberg, Jbseph F. 

Harpster, Ralph H. 

Heberling, Ralph. 

Hilbish, Philip E. 

Hilbish, W. Bruce. 

Homan, Robert. 

Horton, James B. 

Huntingdon, Park W. 

Jarrett, Paul Kepner. 

Keller, W. Nedson. 

Kirk, George E. 

Klepfer, Albert F. 

Kleskie, Joseph. 

Knorr, Harry V. 

Kuster, Clark H. 

Landes, Wm. Latimer S., M. D. 

Lauver, Guy C. 

Liston, Paul A. 

Lenhart, Lewis E. 

Lesher, Lea R. 

Markley, Arthur R. 

Mease, Robert A. 

Miller, Paul. 

Morgan, Rev. E. M. 

Nicholas, Ernest W. 

Otto, Theodore a 

Peters, Rev. A. B. 

Perry, David R. 

Phillips, Garfield. 

Rearick, R. Burns. 

Rearick, Walter S. 

Remaly, M. W. 

Riden, Jay M. 

Rothfuss, Howard C. 

Rothfuss, Paul A. 

Rote, John S. 

Scharf, Ralph H. 

Schoch, Andrew D. 

Schoch, Brewster C. 

Schoch, John A. S. 

Sechrist, Claude. 

Snyder, Elston. 

Steumpfie, Herman G. 

Staib, Graef. 

Streamer, Joseph G. 

Stetler, Russel A. 

Swartz, George K. 

Swartz, Wm. B. 

Sweeley, Donald H. 

Stauffer, Samuel M. 

Shaffer, Deane H. 

Teichart, Alvin E. 

Thompson, J. W., M. D. 

Traub, Rev. W. H. 

Walter, Ray Bubb. 

Witmer, Ralph. 

Whetstone, Stanley L. 

Woodruff, Ralph W. 

Waldron, Lewis S. 

Yetter, Vilas. 

Young, William O 



OFFICERS OF SNYDER COUNTY 



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OFFICERS OF SNYDER COUNTY 



We give below a list of the offi- 
cers of Snyder County that have 
served since the organization of the 
County and the members of the 
Legislature. 

Members of the Legislature. 

Daniel Witmer elected Oct. 1857. 
Wm. F. Wagenseller elected Oct. 
1858 and 1859. 

Henry K. Ritter elected 1861, 1862 
and 1863. 

Dr. Isaac Hottenstein elected 1865. 

J. H. Wright elected Oct. 1866. 

Geo. H. Glass elected Oct. 1867. 

Wm. G. Herrold elected Oct. 1868. 

John Cummings elected October 
1870. 

G. A. Schoch elected Oct. 1874. 

Charles Miller elected Oct. 1876 
and 1878. 

Leonard Myers elected Oct. 1880. 

Chas. Miller elected Oct. 1882. 

G. Alfred Schoch elected 1884. 

Aaron Helfrich elected 1886 and 
1888 

Dr. E. W. Toole elected 1890 and 
1892. 

C. W. Herman elected 1894 and 
1896. 

Dr. A. M. Smith elected Nov 1898 
and 1900. 

F. C. Bowersox elected 1902 and 
1904. 

D. Norman App elected 1906 and 
1908. 

J. W. Swartz elected in 1910 and 
1912. 

Dr. J. W. Sampsell elected 1914 
and 1916. 

Sheriffs 

Nathan Forry of Penn township 
from 1855 to 1858. 

Levi S. Herrold of Chapman town- 
ship from 1858 to 1861. 

Fred P. Bause from 1861 to 1863. 

Moses Specht of Beaver townshin 
from 1864 to 1867. 

Daniel Bolender from 1867 to 1870 

John S. Wolfe of Union township 
from 1870 to 1873. 

Daniel Bolender of Franklin town- 
ship from 1873 to 1876. 

Daniel Eisenhart from Washington 
township from 1876 to 1879. 

Daniel Bolender of Middleburg 
from 1879 to 1882. 

David Reichley of Centre town- 
ship from 1882 to 1885. 

Ner B. Middleswarth of West Bea- 
ver township from 1885 to 1888. 



Reuben Dreese of Spring town- 
ship from 1888 to 1891. 

Daniel Bolender of Middleburg 
from 1891 to 1894. 

Alfred Specht of Beavertown from 
1894 to 1897. 

P. Scott Ritter of Shamokin Dam 
from 1897 to 1900. 

Geo. W. Row from 1900 to 1903. 

Chas. E. Sampsell 1903 to 1906. 

J. F. Reitz, 1906 to 1909. 

P. E. Hackenberg, 1909 to 1912. 

J. F. Reitz from 1912 to 1915. 

Charles S. Mattern elected 1915. 
Register & Recorder 

Frederick Mertz, 1855 to 1858. 

A. J. Peters, 1858 to 1861. 

John Dorn, 1861 to 1864. 

Jacob Aurand, 1864 to 1867. 

Samuel S. Shuck 1867 to 1873. 

James M. VanZandt, 1873 to 1885. 

H. J. Duck, 1885 to 1891. 

G. M. Shindel, 1891 to 1897. 

John H. Willis, 1897 to 1903. 

Jno. D. Arbogast, 1903 to 1909. 

Edwin Charles, Jan. 1, 1910 to 
the present time. 

Prot ho notaries 

William G. Herrold, 1855 to 1858 

Jacob P. Bogar, 1858 to 1861. 

Henry S. Boyer, 1861 to 1864. 

Jeremiah Crouse, 1864 to 1885. 

W. W. Wittenmyer from 1885 to 
1891. 

J. C. Schoch, 1891 to 1897. 

G. M. Shindel from 1897 to Jan. 
1910. 

A. B. Keck, from Jan. 1910 to 
1918. 

Wm. J. Treaster, 1918 — 

District Attorney 

Charles Merrill, 1855 to 1858. 
Chas. Hower, 1858 to 1862. 
Samuel Weirick 1861 to 1864. 

A. C. Simpson, 1864 to 1867. 

B. T. Parks, 1867 to 1873. 
Leonard Mvers, 1873 to 1876. 
J. H. Arnold, 1876 to 1879. 
H. H. Grimm, 1879 to 1882. 
F. E. Bower, 1882 to 1888. 

H. E. Miller Jr., 1888 to 1894. 
J. M. Baker,* 1894 to 1899. 
M. I. Potter, 1900 to 1909. 
Wm. K. Miller, 1910 to 1918. 
Harry A. Coryell, 1918 — 

County Commissioners 

Geo. D. Miller, 1885 to 1857. 
Isaac D. Boyer, 1856 to 1857. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS 



John D. Romig, 1855 to 1867. 

Geo. Swartz 1856 to 1859. 

Samuel Scho'll, 1857 to 1869. 

George Boyer, 1858 to 1861. 

Henry R. Knepp, 1859 to 1862. 

George Wehr, 1860 to 1863. 

Jacob Steffen, 1861 to 1864. 

A. K. Middleswarth, 1862 to 1865. 

Joseph Wenrich 1863 to 1866. 

Wm. Snook, 1864 to 1867. 

Peter P. Mertz, 1865 to 1868. 

Abraham Eyer, 1866 to 1869. 

Joseph Wenrich, 1867 to 1870. 

J. J. Mattern, 1868 to 1871. 

I. S. Longacre, 1869 to 1872. 

Philip Kinney 1870 to 1873. 

Adam J. Fisher, 1871 to 1874. 

J. F. Huffnagle, 1872 to 1875. 

Joel Row, 1873 to 1875. 

Elias R. Swartz, 1875. 

Moses Krebs,, John Romig and 
Joel Row, 1876 to 1879. 

John Romig John Reity and Hen- 
ry N. Wetzel,' 1879 to 1882. 

John Reitz, Henry N. Wetzel and 
John M. Moyer, 1882 to 1885. 

John Mohn, Isaac 'Erdley and 
James N. Houser, 1885 to 1888. 

Samuel Walter, Daniel Beaver and 
Samuel H. Stroub. 1888 to 1891. 

J. M. Dock, A. A. Romig and H. 
J. Heiser, 1891 to 1894. 

James Erdley, Thomas Herbster 
and Phares Herman, 1894 to 1897. 

Wm. Dreese, Isaac Spotts and 
Phares Herman, 1897 to 1900. 

John P. Wetzel Geo. F. Miller and 
C. W. Knights, 1900 to 1903. 

Harrison Moyer, Jonathan Reichen- 
bach and Henry Derk, 1903 to 1906. 

John W. Walter, Wm. H. Grimm 
and Joseph G. Lesher, 1906 to 1909. 

Wm. H. Grimm, Tobias Mitchell 
and H. A. Klingler. 1909 to 1912. 

Adam Shemory, B. F. Rau and 
Adam W. Aucker, 1912 to 1915 in- 
clusive, H. A. Bowersox. 0. B. San- 
ders and L. F. Hummel, elected 1915. 

Treasurers 

Frederick Rathfon, 1856 to 1857. 
Isaac D. Boyer, 1857 to 1859. 
R. W. Kern. 1859 to 62. 
Isaac Beaver, 1861 to '63. 
Geo. F. Miller, 1865 to '67. 
Jacob Gross, 1867 to '69. 
J. K. Hughes, 1869 to '71. 
Jacob Gross, 1871 to '73. 
Geo. W. Row, 1873 to '75. 
Henry Benfer, 1875 to '77. 
Reuben Dreese, 1877 to '79. 
A. S. Helfrick 1879 to '84. 



C. A. Bolender, 1884 to '87. 
C. C. Seebold, 1887 to '90. 
Levi Fisher and Geo. C. Wagen- 
seller, 1890 to 1893. 

C. C. Seebold, 1893 to '96. 
Wm. F. Reigle, 1898 to '99. 
Benneville Smith, 1899 to 1903. 

D. Norman App, 1903 to 1906. 
Carbon Seebold. 1906 to 1909. 
Harry W. Boyer, 1909 to 1912. 
William A. Napp, 1912 to 1915 in- 
clusive. 

Lewis F. Gemberling elected 1915. 
Surveyors 

Henry Motz, (elected before divis- 
ion of the county 1854) 1854 to 
'58. 

Daniel Weirick, 1867 to '70. 

A. K. Gift, 1870 to '76. 

Geo. B. Benfer, 1876 to '83. 

Jas. Middleswarth, 1883 to '92. 

Chas. L. Wetzel 1892 to '98. 

Geo. A. Botdorf, 1898 to 1906. 

William Moyer, 1858 to '61. 

Jno. M. Boyer, 1906 to the present 
time. 

Coroners 

Henry Musser elected Oct. 185*u. 

Dr. A. J. Sampsell elected Oct. 
1858. 

Dr. Wm. B. Christ elected Oct. 
1861. 

Dr. B. F. Wagenseller elected Oct. 
1862. 

C. Bolender elected Oct. 1867. 

Peter Hartman elected Oct. 1870. 

Dr. A. M. Smith elected Oct. 1875. 

Dr. P. Herman, elected 1881. 

Dr. E. W. Toole elected 1883. 

Dr. Marand Rothrock, elected Nov. 
1890 and 1893. 

Dr. J. E. Bogar elected Nov. 1895. 

For several years there was no 
coroner elected. 

Dr. A. J. Herman 1900 to present 
time. 

Jury Commissioners 

Geo. A. Schoch and Wm. Markley, 
1866 to 1870. 

Henry Brown and C. G. Hornber- 
ger, 1870 to 1873. 

A. S. Helfrick and U. P. Weiser, 
1873 to 1876. 

S. F. Sheary and Elias Strouse, 
1876 to 1879. 

A. A. Ulsh and Henry Hummel, 
1879 to 1882. 

Levi Fisher and J. 0. Goss, 1882 
to 1883. 

Wm. A. Glass and B. Smith 1883 
to 1886. 



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231 



Taylor Gemberling and Isaac 
Shirey, 1889 to 1892. 

J. F. Zechman and John Reichley, 
1892 to 1895. 

J. H. Knepp and C. S. Dunn, 1895 
to 1888. 

Joseph Hendricks and H. G. Horn- 
berger, 1898 to 1901. 

E. E. Shambach and R. M. Cole- 
man. 1901 to 1904. 

Irwin Graybill and Jacob Jarrett, 
1904 to 1907. 

John Heimbach and A. W. Aucker, 
1907 to 1910. 

James N. Houser and Jacob Jar- 
rett, 1910 to 1914. 

E. E. Shambach and Wm. Erdley, 
1915 to 1918. 

Henry K. Boyer and J. 0. Long- 
acre, 1918 to — 

Auditors 

Francis A. Boyer, Ner Middles- 
warth. Henry W. Sanders, 1855. 
Dainel Rohrer elected 1857. 
Henry Smith, 1858. 
J. Y. Shindel, 1859. 

F. C. Moyer, 1859. 
H. S. Boyer, 1860. 
E. Bowersox, 1S61. 

J. Y. Shindel, Moses Specht and 
David Schwenk, 1862. 
Daniel Dieffenbach, 1866. 
Henry Benfer. 1867. 
M. L. Hassinger, Y< 69. 

C. L. Fisher 1870. 
Daniel Dieffenbach, 1871. 
Jefferson Hall, 1873. 

S. H. Sheary, 1874. 

Ner B. Middleswarth, W. A. Glass 
and Daniel Dieffenbach, 1875. 

Geo. W. Sierer, W. P. Moyer (ap- 
pointed by the court) 1880. 

Adam Smith, Geo. W. Sierer and 
J. G. Hornberger elected 1883. 

J. Kohler Peck, John P. Kearns 
and Eli Portzline elected 1887. 

J. C. Bowersox. Eli Portzline and 
A. Marburger elected 1890. 

J. C. Bowersox, C. F. Moyer ana 
M. G. Reitz elected 1893. 

J. C. Bowersox, C. F. Moyer and 
Absalom Schnee elected 1896. 

D. Norman App, J. C. Bowersox 
and A. H. Klingler elected 1899. 

Chas. M. Arbogast, John M. Boyer 
and H. Milton Amig elected 1902. 

Irwin F. Boyer, Capt. J. H. Hart- 
man and J. P. Naugle elected 1905. 

James C. Schaffer, Wm. A. Swartz 
and John F. Erdley elected 1908. 

John S. Smith, Henry D. Kuster 
and Dallas Wetzel elected 1912. 

John A. Wetzel, Frank Seaman and 
Geo. Shetterly elected in 1915. 



MOTOR TRUCK COMPANY LEFT 



Third Community Unit 
Sworn Into Service 



PHILLIPS IN COMMAND 



Men From Sunbury and Northumber- 
land are Affiliated With Snyder 
Countians 



Third military unit recruited in 
Snyder county for the war were 
sworn into the service Saturday even- 
ing just a month to the day after the 
departure of the Susquehanna Uni- 
versity units. 

The ceremony took place at the 
Broad and Chestnut streets home of 
Garfield J. Phillips, who organized the 
company of motor truck drivers. Gov- 
ernor Brumbaugh and Adjutant Gen- 
eral Stewart have recommended to 
the War Department that in recog- 
nition of his services and qualifica- 
tions Phillips be commissioned First 
Lieutenant of the company. 

Lieut. George A. Deitrick, of the 
Medical Reserve Corps and a former 
practitioner of medicine in Sunbury, 
conducted the physical examinations 
for this unit in the Alumni gymnasium 
until the examinations were discon- 
tinued because ten more than the re- 
quired fifty-six men had passed the 
physical requirements for admission 
to the service in this unit. 

Twenty Snyder countians are in 
the unit, and most of the other men 
come from Sunbury and Northumber- 
land. The men left Selinsgrove 
Tuesday for Mt. Gretna, where they 
will go into camp for their first train- 
ing. 

The Snyder countians are: 
Selinsgrove 

Garfield J. Phillips, Andrew F. D. 
Schoch, Albert Kemberling, Ezra 
Kemberling, Dennis Ott, Chester Lud- 
wig, Edward Dillman, Henry Jarrett, 
Ralph E. Willis, Leon Fredericks. 
Lloyd C. Rowe. 

Penn Township 

Clarke Kuster, Charles Kuster. 
Monroe Neisewender. 

Port Trevorton 

Ben Fisher, John Krebbs, John 
Troutman. 

Beaver Springs 

L. B. Wetzel. 

Shamokin Dam 

Howard Fisher 

Middleburg 

Kemer Harry Runkle. 



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SNYDER COUNTY ANNALS 



Third Boatmen's Re-Union 
August 25, 1917. 



From Post August 30, 1917. 

By Edwin Charles 

The third annual reunion of the 
boatmen, locktenders and others con- 
nected in any way with the old canals 
of Pennsylvania, was held at Rolling 
Green Park, Saturday. 

The opening hour was set for 4 
o'clock a. m., which was not an early 
one for "pulling out" in canal days. 
The first man to arrive was Captain 
Reese B. Bartell, of Newport, who 
was on board by day break, blowing 
his horn. 

From the earliest arrival on until 
noon there was a merry-go-round of 
hearty greeting, salutation, well-wish- 
ing and renewing of old acquaintance- 
ship. 

When the sea shell sounded the 
noon hour these grizzled old water- 
men sat down to tables well laden 
with delicious viands to which they 
did ample justice. 

During, and after the repast, stor- 
ies of ye olden time, ye golden time, 
those halcyon days of yore, broke 
forth spontaneously. Such a match- 
ing of wits, such a medley of imagi- 
nation, equivocation, exaggeration 
and prevarication, with an occasional 
chunk of unadulterated truth, you 
could scarcely match elsewhere in a 
century's quest. One old fellow put 
it quaintly in a nutshell, by saying, 
"It was the good-naturedest, lyingest 
crowd I ever enjoyed." 

A few examples to show you the 
spirit of the bunch and the occasion. 

An Echo From the Union Canal. 

"Say, Captain, what do you think 
of this fine spring chicken?" 

"Oh, it tastes just like the rooster 
Bill Strawser appropriated near Wom- 
elsdorf on the old Union Canal." 

"How was that?" 

"Oh well, you know Bill, (he lives 
in Sunbury now) hadn't discovered 
his conscience in those days." 

"But how about the chanticleer?" 

"Why it was this way. You know 
some boats carried a brace of fowls 
and an occasional hog, (not passing 
any insinuations towards Bill) — " 

"Yes, yes, go on, never mind the 
bristles." 



"As I was about sayin, the boat 
was floatin along lazy like by a nice 
farm. When opposite the barnyard 
Bill got an idee, and the idee had 
feathers with a pot-pie loomin up in 
the background. So Bill, he takes 
the hook pole and vaults from the 
stern deck straight into a flock of 
poultry, and starts racin them round 
the straw pile. An old woman hearin 
the chickens commotioning around, 
comes out and lands on Bill with a 
broom and a yell of what he was a- 
doin where he had no business. Bill 
he takes of his sundown, (broad- 
brimmed hat) makes a bow and says 
perlite like, "Beg yer pardin, leddy, 
but I had a rooster on my boat and 
when he seed yer fowls a-scratchin 
he got kinder homesick and without 
askin my leave or yourn he made up 
his mind to take a day off, and he 
flopped right inter the midst of your 
peaceful flock, an I'm after him." 
Says she, "Why that's too bad. Can 
you pick him out." "Sure, says Bill, 
he's that double-combed Plymouth 
Rock a-hidin there by the fence." To- 
gether they went after the bird and 
cornered it. The lady grabbed it and 
handed one of her own to Bill, who 
said "Thank you missus, I'll fix the 
elopin rascal when I get him back on 
the boat again." 

After that Bill's boat was called 
the Mayflower because he'd landed on 
a Plymouth Rock. 

"Bill reformed afterwards, didn't 
he?" 

"Sure, he did. He sings in the Choir 
now, but when he was gittin converted 
he did some awful prayin to make 
hisself disremember that rooster pie." 

"Can't see why that bothered him, 
he didn't steal the rooster; the old 
woman giv it to him." 

"No, twasn't the stealin bothered 
him, it was the lyin he done to her." 
Couldn't Keep a Driver. 

"Hello Barney, do you remember 
when you drove for the old Spaniard; 
why did he discharge you?" 

"You go on, I never was discharged. 
I quit. You see one day the stew 
kittle fell overboard and then being 
up against it he cooked hard boiled 
eggs in the tea kittle and then he 



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233 



filled up the coffee pot with water he 
boiled the eggs in. You bet I quit, 
None of that kind of Ryo for me. 
Oh, No." 

Boils Two Pounds of Rice 

Adam Rife is responsible for the 
following: — 

"Our boat was lying in the Nan- 
ticoke Dam. I told father that I 
was going to Wilkes Barre and that 
he should make supper for himself 
and Will Keller, who was then our 
driver. Father did so. Being fond 
of rice, he put two pounds in the 
boiler. Two pounds did not look 
very much but it was all he had. Kel- 
ler was sitting on deck playing the 
accordian when the rice began to 
swell. Father called to him, Hurry 
up Will, go over and get Danny 
Funk's Iron Pot, ours is full anil 
boiling over. The pot came and was 
filled, so was the water bucket, the 
dishpan and several other receptacles. 
No more empty vessels were avail- 
able, the rice continued to boil over 
the stove and thence onward until 
the driver averred that he took the 
measuring stick and found it two 
inches deep on the cabin floor. When 
the call came to supper Keller said, 
I don't eat rice, when the cook ejac- 
ulated, "Why in Jericho didn't you 
say so. I wouldn't have made so 
much." 
Stretching Truth, Putty and Potpie 

"Yes, carpenters these days use 
putty to cover a multitude of sins," 
s^id Dutch Noll, as he picked a piece 
out of a balance beam with his jack- 
knife. "And the putty these days 
isn't worth a sallupious damn, either," 
he continued, coining a new adjective 
"Why do you know, I remember once 
when our boat was on the Indepen- 
dence Dry Dock, Pap sent me up to 
old General Williams' for five pounds 
of putty. Now, that was putty; none 
of this crumbly stuff without oil. Oh 
no, this was Simon Pure. You could 
stretch it like gum. The General 
wrapped up the goods for me in an old 
newspaper. I put the package under 
my arm, mounted my mule and start- 
ed for the boat-yard. Jogging along: 
briskly I didn't notice that the putty 
found an opening in the paper and 
before I was aware it had sagged until 
there was a trail of it five yards long 
without a break. That was putty." 

"It sure was," replied a bystander, 
"but for true downright elastic 
stretchiness it didn't come up to 
Johnny Cappy's potpie." "How was 
that?" "Well they were repairing 



the Penns Creek aqueduct. Johnny 
was cook. The hands were clamor- 
ing for potpie. Now Cappy had nev- 
er made a potpie but he never doubt- 
ed his ability to do so. Accordingly 
he counted the eaters, took stock of 
his materials and made his blue print 
following instructions from the recipe 
department of the Lancaster almanac. 
(The Ladies Home Journal and the 
White House cook book were un- 
known in those days). He put in 
flour and water. If he had too much 
flour he put in more water, when too 
much water he put in more flour. By 
the time he obtained the proper con- 
sistency the pie had reached undue 
proportions and was too large for 
the pot, so he put it in the laundry 
boiler, and added by mistake a pound 
of gloss starch, together with aro- 
matic flavoring ingredients. In due 
course of time the noon hour ap- 
proached and the potpie ripened into 
a magnificent jelly-like lump. The 
chef de cuisine, pleased with his ac- 
complishment, set the boiler contain- 
ing the pie outside of the shanty 
kitchen, which was built on a flatboat, 
to cool. While he was busy with 
other matters, a large bull dog at- 
tracted by the persuasive fragrance 
of this pie, put his nose over the edge 
of the pot, smelled of it then bit into 
it. It being extremely hot he darted 
away with a howl of pain, but could 
not rid himself of the sticy mess. 
In his dilema he ran three times 
around the outside of the shanty 
elongating the potpie all the while. 
After a bit Cappy, to his chagrin, dis- 
covered the poor brute's plight, and 
severed the twain with a blow of an 
ax. Now, taking up the loose end, 
he unwound it from about the shanty, 
and flung it (ninety yards of it) into 
the c^nal for the sake of cleanliness. 
He then coiled it back into the boiler 
just as you would coil in a tow line." 
Without question this spinner, having 
the longest thread, got the knife. Cap- 
py is now operating a Noodle factory 
in an India Rubber town." 

After the Gabfest a business ses- 
sion was held in the theater, at which 
orders for the expenses were granted. 
Communications from T. T. Wireman, 
chief Engineer of the Penna. Canal, 
regretting his inability to be present, 
were read. Also a poem in memory 
of Capt. Wm. Wertz. The latter was 
ordered to be published and preserved 
among the archieves of the society. 



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A savel made in 1833 out of a piece 
of wood taken from a part of the 
first section boat to pass thru Holli- 
daysburg, was presented the Society 
by Mr. H. Bobbs, of Huntingdon. A 
rising vote of thanks was accorded 
the gentleman for the priceless gift. 
The following officers were elected 
to serve for the ensuing year: 
President — W. C. Fortney, Milton Pa. 
1st. Vice Pres. — Clinton Brobst, Ber- 
wick. 
2nd Vice Pres. — A. Reese Bartell, 

Newport. 
3rd Vice Pres. — Maurice Naugle, 

Marietta. 
4th Vice Pres. — Park Murtiff, Lewis- 
town. 
Secretary — Edwin Charles, Middle- 
burg, Pa. 
Assist. Sec. — M. L. Horting, Harris- 
burg. 
Treas. — Frank H. Eckelman, Harris- 
burg. 

Same committee appointed last 
year, with the addition of the names 
of Len Saxton, of Lewistown, and — 
William Corson was called upon for 
a song but Billy replied, "You can't 
pull nothin on me like that in a thea- 
ter." 

Addresses were made by J. H. 
Jones and W. P. Faust, of Harris- 
burg. 

The time for next convention fixed 
for last Saturday, August, 1918. 

The time having arrived for the 
opening of the show the boatmen 
pulled out to the lawn and had a pic- 
ture taken, then went to the pavilion 
for the terpsichorean entertainment 
as slated. 

There were cotillions, quadrilles, 
Virginia Reels, schottishes, polkas and 
old-fashioned hoe-downs that made 
the present day turkey-trotters open 
their eyes with wonder. Here the 
catgut responded to the touch of some 
upriver Ole Bull and flung forth the 
feet-tickling airs of Fisher's Horn 
Pipe, Devils Dream and the Old Wash- 
erwoman. Now it was, by Leader 
Fortney, Balance All! Honor Your 
Partners, Forward Up, and Back 
Again! Alleman Right! Lady on the 
Left! Sashay All! Shuffle up the Saw- 
dust and Turn Em Again, Away You 
Co and Balance All, Etc, &c, and so 
forth. This was dancing and hero 
was grace. Park Murtiff and 'Squire 
Herrold got prizes, one for agile sup- 
pleness and the other for oyster-foot- 
ed awkwardness. Of course out of 
respect for the prizetakers, and per- 
haps out of a little fear of possible 



consequences we do not say who got 
which prize. Everything at this 
dance was true to life, save only they 
forgot to pass the cider jug around. 
Hunt for the Old Timers 

The hunt for old timers resulted 
as follows: — 

Charles Dayton, Lewistown, Pa., 
colored, born so long ago, nobody re- 
members his birthday. Probably a 
hundred years old. Came from Vir- 
giny. Wears ear-rings, also a 5x8 
smile. Boated on Juniata and Penn- 
sylvania Canals. 

Jacob Ungard, 89 years old. Be- 
gan boating on the Union Canal in 
1843. Quit West Branch Canal in 
1878. Boat, Rose and Carrie. With 
him at the reunion four generations. 
His son, W. F. Ungard, Allenwood, 
Pa. Boat, Edward L. Matchin. 
Grandson Truman L. Ungard and 
great-grandson Wm. Ungard, of Wat- 
sontown, Pa., boat Edward and Maud. 

Capt. Jack Eddy, Beach Haven, Pa. 
85 years old looks fifty. Spry and 
sprightly. Would like to make a trip 
over the old route. 

Capt. John (alias Dad) Koch, Liv- 
erpool, Pa., 84 years old. Could still 
warp a pair around the Spinning 
Wheel or Gerty's Notch without stir- 
ring the mud. 

Then there were plenty of old fel- 
lows who refused to give their ages, 
thinking it might prejudice their 
chances with the girls. However, 
the cooks have them spotted all right 
for all their delicacy. 

A Sample of Greeting 

Over there's Ike Gitt, of Columbia. 
Where? Over there. Why he's ov- 
ergrown with whiskers. Bet he does- 
n't know me. Yes I do, you're John 
Neitz, says another. Of course he re- 
members all the fellows having the 
worst reputations. Well how about 
yourself Doc? You and Will Keller, 
were the two mischiefs that would 
start the crazy wicket rattling, tnen 
dash around the corner yelling, I. C. 
Gitt. Do you see Gitt? Yes, Yes, 
Will, poor fellow, is dead and gone 
these many years. But that wicket 
was a nuisance. Comes another 
scraggly duffer. How about me. Do 
I resemble a canal boat. No. You 
look more like an eel basket. 

About four p. m. while some were 
still saying How-dy-do, others were 
already giving good-by, and saying 
come again, and those within the 
County, kindly vote for Charles for 
Register & Recorder. 



THE GALLOWS FOR URIAH MOYER 



23J 



THE GALLOWS 



Execution of Uriah Moyer for Parti- 
cipating in the murder of John 
and Gretchen Kintzler. 



The Last Night on Earth. Beginning 
of the End. 



By Jno. F. Yeisely. 
Notwithstanding the rapidity of 
his approaching doom, Uriah Moyer 
has been gaining strength for the last 
week or ten days. On Tuesday eve- 
ning Rev. Spangler his spiritual ad- 
viser entered his cell and was surpris- 
ed to find him sitting on his bed cooly 
watching the erection of the gallows. 
This was the first time that Spangler's 
feelings got the better of him, and 
he showed signs of emotion, where- 
upon Moyer exclaimed: "Don't get 
excited now Spangler as long as I am 
cool. I am ready to die. I have 
gravely sinned and broken the law 
of my God and my country, and I 
want to suffer as God directs." He 
seemed in excellent spirits. Before 
Mr. Spangler left, Moyer handed him 
a common little Chromo visiting card, 
with the name of his sister Mrs. Eliza 
Boganrief, printed on it and request- 
ed to have it pinned on his breast 
after he was in his coffin. The doom- 
ed man retired to his rest about 9 
o'clock Tuesday evening. When ask- 
ed whether he desired any one to sleep 
in his cell with him he declined say- 
ing that he thought it would not be 
necessary. He seemed to sleep 
soundly, and the keeper says he only 
turned over in his bed once or twice 
during the night. About _ daybreak 
he awoke, and immediately arose. 
His first thing was to engage in pray- 
er, which he done several times after- 
wards. He said he felt much strong- 
er than before, and the Sheriff says 
the greatest change imaginable had 
taken place in him bearing up much 
braver than was ever expected he 
would. Shortly after he arose the 
shackles were taken off of him, and 
he was allowed the freedom of his 
cell. He partook of a hardy break- 
fast, consisting of mush, pudding, 
bread, pie, cake, coffee, etc. His un- 
fortunate position did not effect his 
appetite. -During the early part of 



the morning he was shaved by his 
keeper. At 8.15 the Lord's Supper 
was administered to him by his spirit- 
ual adviser. He requested the pres- 
ence of Mrs. Reichley in the early part 
of the morning, and although it was 
disagreeable to the lady, nevertheless 
she very kindly consented. He pac- 
ed his cell a good part of the morn- 
ing, stopping now and then to speak 
a word or two with those who were 
in the room with him. All morning 
the jail was beseiged by a crowd 
anxious to get a view of the doomed 
man, and the scaffold upon which ha 
was to be hung. Erb was visited 
about eight o'clock and said he felt 
badly about the execution. His cell 
looks out upon the scaffold but he 
said he could not bring himself to 
view the final scene in this dreadful 
occurrence. 

About 9 o'clock the prisoner was 
visited by Rev's. Shindle Edmunds & 
Herrold, who spoke words of comfort 
to him, also engaged in prayer and 
singing. About 8 o'clock the prison- 
er was dressed in the suit in which he 
was to be hung. It was a dark suit, 
with striped stockings and slippers, 
lay-down collar and necktie. This 
suit is the one in which he is to be 
buried. He did not put his coat on 
during the morning but walked about 
in his shirt sleeves. The death war- 
rant had been read to the prisoner 
about four weeks before, just after 
it was received. The prisoner was 
thus spared having his spiritual 
thoughts broken in upon, and was 
saved from all disagreeable reference 
to his death. 

At 9 o'clock the scaffold was put 
into order for the execution, and the 
noose nroperly and carefully adjust- 
ed. The jail yard is about twenty 
feet by thirty five, and in the eastern 
part of that a tier of 12 seats for the 
accommodation of about 150 peop'e 
was erected. The scaffold was direct- 
ly in front of the prisoner, and a good 
view could be commanded from it. 
The prisoner during the morninp,, 
walked to the window several times, 
and looked out upon it. He betray- 
ed no emotion whatever when view- 
ing it. The sheriff had seven special 
police appointed, two for the jail yard, 
two for the interior of the jail, and 
three for the outside of the building. 
The sheriff had issued nearly four 



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hundred passes for the execution and 
from the early part of the morning, 
those holding passes began to enter, 
and up to the time of the hanging 
there was constant commotion occa- 
sioned by the moving around and con- 
versation. The sheriff was compell- 
ed to have ladders put up on the out- 
side of the jail wall and to place 
many holding passes upon the top of 
the wall. This was necessary on ac- 
count of the want of room in the 
jail yard. 

About 20 minutes of 10 o'clock the 
aunt of the doomed man, Mrs. Moyer 
of Troxelville visited him. A short 
time afterwards his brother appear- 
ed. From six to eight persons were 
in the cell all the time from half past 
9 until the time of the execution. 
His conversation to these was of a 
spiritual nature altogether.^ He fre- 
quently expressed his willingness to 
die, and said that he was prepared to 
meet his God, and hoped to be saved. 
He said that he knew very well that 
he had broke the laws of man and 
God, and was prepared to pay the 
penalty. 

From 10:30 on the crowd began to 
throng in and fill up the place of the 
execution. The sheriff unwillingly 
was compelled to put out one or two 
persons who behaved in an indecent 
manner. A disgraceful scene and 
confusion was being kept up nearly 
all the time by the assembled crowd 
which defied the efforts of the sheriff 
and his police to subdue. 

Shortly after 10 o'clock an im- 
mense crow assembled outside the 
jail, it was only with the utmost diffi- 
culty that those holding passes were 
enabled to gain admittance. 

Many holding passes were unable 
to gain admittance. 

At 10:05 the condemned prisoner 
engaged in earnest prayer to his God 
to receive his soul. He remained en- 
gaged about 20 minutes. 

At exactly 11:02 the procession 
started for the gallows. The prison- 
er ascended the gallows with a firm 
step, an opportunity was given him 
to speak, when Moyer said, "Etting- 
er and myself were the only ones at 
the place on Friday evening, my 
brother Jonathan was not along, al- 
though they swore in court he^was. 
The rest I have confessed." He then 
repeated a prayer in german after 



Rev. Edmunds, with a firm voice. He 
shook hands with the two ministers 
and kissed them. The ministers then 
descended the gallows when he united 
and shook hands and also kissed sher- 
iff Reichley, he then said. "I thank 
the people for all they have done for 
me." At 11:05 his hands and arms 
were pinioned and then his legs. 

During this time he stood and cooly 
looked upon the breathless crowd. 

When the sheriff had pinioned him 
he whispered a few words to him. 

The noose was then placed around 
his neck with the knot under his left 
ear. The white cap was drawn over 
his face and the sheriff descended 
from the scaffold. In an instant the 
trap fell, at precisely 11.08. Scarce- 
ly a shudder was seen to pass from 
his frame, and death must have been 
almost instantaneous. With the ex- 
ception of a slight twisting of the 
legs no motion was noticeable. The 
pulse beat very slowly and 8% 
minutes after the fall of the drop he 
was pronounced dead by the physi- 
cians. His hands immediately after 
the drop fell were slightly warm, but 
strange to say after hanging a few 
minutes they increased in warmth. 
In a short time the body was taken 
down and placed in a walnut coffin 
and then set out on the pavement, 
where it was viewed by an immense 
crowd. 

When the drop fell the knot slip- 
ped to the back of the neck. The 
fall of the drop was 3 feet and 2 
inches. He met death in a remark- 
ably calm and resigned manner, and 
surprised every one by his firmness. 
When the noose was placed around 
his neck he began to mutter a prayer 
which he continued until the drop fell. 



RELIC REMOVED 



New Berlin Reporter. 

What will be of much interest to 
Evangelicals thruout America, is 
the fact that evidence of their pione- 
er existanee are still fully preserved. 

Wednesday of last week three 
ministers of their faith visited this 
place and removed from their pre- 
sent house of worship, a timber whicn 
formed part of the first Evangelical 
church in this country. This relic 
is to be utilized in shaping souvenirs 
to be sold to Members and others in- 
terested in their cause. 



KINTZLER MURDER 



237 



KINTZLER MURDER CONTINUED 



By Wm. K. Miller, Esq. 
From POST, Feb. 28, 1918. 

The alleged confession of Uriah 
Moyer, for participation in the Kintz- 
ler murder, forty years ago, Decem- 
ber 8th last, as made to A. H. Spang- 
ler (is this Rev. A. H. Spangler?) and 
recently printed in the POST has 
aroused interest or curiosity, on the 
part of people who recall the tragedy 
and subsequent trials. Several men 
present in Court during those days, 
suggested to me that an added chap- 
ter on this subject be printed, owing 
to the apparent discrepancy in facts, 
surrounding the trials and the recent- 
ly published confession. 

At this period of remove from the 
crime, it brooks little to engage in 
hair splitting refinements as to facts, 
or details; but there is considerable 
public curiosity-perhaps interest on 
the part of those who remember the 
Kintzlers and the manner of their 
death. In the re-telling, a critical 
feature arises, because the records of 
the Court necessarily must be open 
for inspection. A rehearsel opposed 
thereto, wo beuld set down as a fic- 
tion of the law, or a figment of the 
imagination. 

I recall seeing Uriah Moyer in 
Court. He was ordered by the Court 
to arise for arraignment and to enter 
his plea to the indictment when it was 
brought in by the Grand Jury. I re- 
call nothing of his trial. I am per- 
fectly familiar with the Ettinger and 
Jonathan Moyer trials, but heard 
little of the Erb and Uriah Moyer 
trials. Uriah Moyer had a peculiar- 
ly, grizzled, wild and staring look. 
His crime evidently haunted him. In 
looks, demeanor, and presence, he was 
the very opposite of his brother Jona- 
than, the latter appearing in court, 
for trial arrayed in a neat suit of 
broadcloth, with a long black coat, 
a man of fair skin, quiet, self possess- 
ed, mild mannered, and would have 
impressed an impartial onlooker, 
something not unlike an itinerant pas- 
tor traveling the circuit administering 
to the wants of his flocks. I think 
Uriah was a soldier in the Civil War. 
Jonathan was not. Here were Esau 
and Jacob. Quite, by accident, on a 
sultry day in Aug., I rlmost s + umbleri 
upon the sequestered spot, at the base 



of Jacks mountain, where the two 
brothers lie buried. I thought of 
that stately phrase, and yet how an- 
tagonistic, in significance: 

By Nebo's lonely mountain, 
On this side Jordan's wave 

In a vale in the land of Moab , 
There lies a lonely grave. 

Uriah Moyer's alleged confession, 
is at direct variance with Mary Hart- 
ley's evidence as to the details of the 
killing. Moyer does not deny the 
murder. His statement differs from 
the Hartley one. They lead to the 
same result. Quite naturally, a con- 
fession by a man doomed to death 
would be taken as a verity; yet, mur- 
derers face the spectre of the gallows 
and the yawning grave with lies upo 11 
their lips. There is one powerful 
statement in the Spangler narrative 
which becomes of absorbing impor- 
tance. He asked Uriah whether Miss 
Lepley told the truth. He said she 
did and explained why.Mary Lepley 
beiame Mary Snook by marriage. 
Her statement in Court was as fol- 
lows: She lived along the mountain 
road above Kintzlers, leading across 
•nto Union county. She left her 
home late Saturday, toward evening. 
December 8th, 1877, the fateful day 
to take a fresh sausage down to Kin- 
tzlers. By a short cut across an open 
patch of ground leading to Kintzlers, 
she reached there shortly before 
dark. The place was deserted. An 
unusual circumstance. They had 
never been known to leave the place, 
both at the same time. She entered 
the house, saw no one, the rooms were 
cold; she heard a small pig grunt in 
a barrel in the small room, just off 
the narrow entry; went to the barn, 
saw some cattle, saw no dogs, stayed 
ten minutes, without seeing any one, 
and returned home, her gift of sau- 
sage being undelivered, because the 
recipients to be, were not there. Her 
testimony closed with the words: 
'And when I went home, the stars 
did shine.' Mary Lepley was a guile- 
less, chaste, innocent and disinterest- 
ed young woman. She testified for all 
the defendants. Mary Hartley, star 
witness t for the Commonwealth was 
tainted with the stain of an accessory, 
yet her story was so convincing, so 
minute in detail stood unshaken as 
to the main facts, she wavered some 
under the fine tooth comb grilling 



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which Senator Dill gave her day after 
day,. but pieced tog-ether it formed 
so powerful a chain of circumstances, 
details and events, leading up to pre- 
ceding and at the very instant of the 
tragedy, that the juries could not dis- 
regard it and convictions followed in 
every case, mainly upon her narra- 
tive. In this she was supported and 
confirmed by the detective Lyon, the 
felon Wagner, to whom Ettinger is 
alleged to have told it all in the east- 
ern penitentiary; and likewise was 
she substantiated by other disinterest- 
ed witness, years after, at trial. Mary 
Hartley's statement was to the effect: 
That on the night of the murder, she 
accompanied Ettinger, Jonathan and 
Uriah Moyer, Ell Moyer, Jonathan's 
wife and Israel Erb to the scene when 
Ettinger took from under his vest a 
doubled bitted axe, with a handle six 
inches long, hacked a hole in the 
door, broke a pane in the window 
threw into the room a small vial of 
chloroform, entered the house and 
slew both inmates. 

She detailed the circumstances 
with graphic minuteness, the nervous- 
ness of sin seemed to grip her frail 
form and lend accent to her testi- 
mony. She saw the dog tied to a 
stake at the fence south east of the 
log building, loosened Sunday morn- 
ing by the witness Breininger, the 
cowchain, rope and heavy stick wrap- 
ped or twisted attached, to the chain 
or rope. It was part chain and part 
rope. She told of pennies found in 
the fire, of lumps cf molten silver, of 
the crock Ettinger used to scoop up 
blood and thrown by him into the 
woods, found some years thereafter 
by disinterested witnesses, of the 
shingle shown in Court used by Et- 
tinger to hide his plunder on the 
mountain side. She identified the 
shingle, by being split, with knots 
and portions of knot holes and pick- 
ed up in the vicinity she described. 

There are many living witnesses 
today, who would recall these and 
many like portions of her testimony, 
witnesses who could fortify, by their 
own vivid recollections, acts they 
themselves witnessed the day follow- 
ing the tragedy, as well as periods 
long thereafter, connected with the 
trials. 

Mr. Dill's contention was that, 
moving upon the theory of the Moy- 



er confession, the Kintzlers were 
dead when Mary Lepley was there. If 
correct then Mary Hartley misled the 
court and falsified before the jury, 
in a chain of facts and circumstances, 
which the keenest cross examination 
failed to shatter. True, there were 
fables in her testimony, but they were 
trifling. Mary Lepley saw the grind 
stone in the cold, deserted room, the 
improvised seat where Ettinger sat, 
'fooling with his gun', when Kintzler 
commanded him to put it down, while 
mending Moyer's lard can, on the 
Friday afternoon, Moyer says Etting- 
er shot and subsequently killed the 
old man. Taken as a verity, Moyer 
stood in the light of an accomplice 
and in stating the law as to the ac- 
complice, Judge Bucher in his charge 
said: what great judges had said be- 
fore: 'In fact such testimony, ought 
to be received with great caution and 
jealousy, for upon his own confes- 
sion he stands contaminated with 
guilt. He admits participation in 
the crime, which by his evidence he 
would fix upon the prisoners. His 
character is tainted and he may have 
strong and unadmitted motives to de- 
ceive etc' 

This language would likewise have 
applied to Mary Hartley's statement, 
and Judge Bucher reminded the 
juries they should not convict upon 
her testimony unsupported by other 
affirmatives and unimpeachable 
proofs. But she was not on trial. 

Throw Ettinger out of the case 
and no murder would have occured. 
None possessed the daring, reckless 
spirit, the defiant, sturdy make up 
he had. He was physically fit for the 
awful task and did not flinch at the 
critical moment, in an encounter 
with a man over six feet high, mus- 
cular, morose and generally feared 
and hated by his neighbors for his 
prowess and illtempered disposition. 
But Kintzler was 77 years old. Had 
Ettinger faced him in a fair contest, 
it is problematical who would have 
been victim. According to Moyer, 
he was shot outside and 'turned in- 
stantly toward the house' to seize his 
gun and face his murderous assail- 
ant. He did not turn to flee. Kin- 
tzler was absolutely fearless, and 
whether killed Friday afternoon, by 
being shot and then beaten to death, 
by Ettinger in his own yard, or 



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239 



whether foully struck down with a 
club, which Mary Hartley said Et- 
tinger had cut in the woods, with the 
double bitted axe, while enroute to 
the scene, on the fateful Saturday 
evening (she subsequently took wit- 
nesses to the spot where Ettinger cut 
the club. The late A. W. Potter was 
one of the parties who aided in lo- 
cating this precise place) matters 
little, at this time, since the culprits 
expiated, as forfeit with their lives, 
the double murder; nevertheless it 
all depicts the personality of mur- 
der and murdered. Ettinger pick- 
ed the handcuffs (Mr. Dill called them 
bracelets) with a hair pin pulled out 
of Mary Hartley's hair while she and 
the detective slept at night, on the 
train, enroute eastward through the 
state of Ohio, walked boldly out of 
the car door and leaped off, while the 
train was traveling at a very high 
rate of speed; he threatened to kill 
Wagner in the penitentiary, in a quar- 
rel, and drew a knife for the purpose, 
saying he'd as soon kill a man when 
angry as not, even for five dollars, 
etc., he had taken the precaution, 
presumably while west, to conceal 
upon his person a subtle poison, to 
cheat the gallows, in event of con- 
viction, for he boldly boasted during 
trial, he never would be hanged: he 
shamelessly lied to Mr. Dill, his earn- 
est counsel, in open court, denying 
knowledge of the crime, mu^h le~s 
participated in it. Turning to face 
him while, in an earnest burst of ap- 
peal to the jury which sat in judg- 
ment over him, Dill said: "Gentle- 
men of the jury look at this youne 
man, just entering into the prime of 
his life. Will you send him to a 
premature grave by adjudging him a 
murderer. Never. I have asked him : 
' Tell me Emanuel confidentially as 
your counsel, are you guilty or not ' 
and he tells me he is innocent..' 
Throughout it all Ettinger sat un- 
moved his impenetrable face as im- 
passive and mute as a carved stone 
not a muscle twitched, no emotion 
moved his heart, or quickened his 
pulse. He was absolutely cold blood- 
ed. Thoroughly illiterate, he was 
yet, the most cunning prisoner who 
ever faced a jury. 

I think the late Dr. J. Y. Shindel 
endeavored to gain a confession from 



him in the old jail, when, under the 
spasm of a powerful and certain poi- 
son, he was in the throes of dissolu- 
tion; but the death rattle was already 
in his throat and rendered inarticu- 
late, his mumbled efforts. 

Mary Hartley was probably twenty 
two or twenty three years old when 
in Court. Her powers of discern- 
ment and narrative were marvelous 
Frail, slender and unschooled, she 
tracked out the course for the Com- 
monwealth. Her evidence startling 
in the extreme, had the impress of 
truth and remained always unvaried. 
The detective Lyon corroborated her, 
Ettinger having confessed to him 
when apprehended in Michigan, the 
entire tale. Judge Bucher, with the 
innate caution of every Judge "who 
is slow to punish" took his own 
course to "find out" about Lyon, 
who, under Mr. Dill's severe cross 
fire admitted he had been indicted 
for murder, bounty jumping, forg- 
ery, etc., during war times, wh : le 
acting as Federal marshal. The 
court to re-assure itself, wired to 
Hon. Jeremiah Hagenman, President 
Judge of the Berks county courts, on 
the Saturday when Ettinger's tri^l 
closed, for a final estimate of the de- 
tective's intergrity. It was just pre- 
ceding his famous charge to the jury 
in the afternoon, that he was handed 
a telegram and openly announced 
this fact to the jury, but in such a 
way as not to taint the legal proceed- 
ings then under consideration. 

This tragedy, with its long train of 
results, was but a restatement, in its 
final phase, of the rigor of the Dra- 
conian Law, enunciated many cen- 
turies ago: "That the land shall be 
cleansed of the blood of the slain by 
the blood of the slayer." 



FOOT SNOW APRIL 9-10, 1918. 



After this most severe winter and 
the beautiful March weather during 
which farmers did most of their 
Spring plowing and the gardeners 
had put out their early seeds, no one 
expected snow. 

Snow began falling April 9th and 
continued during the night and 
Wednesday morning, April 10th, 
about a. foot of snow lay on tho 
ground. 



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THE MOYERS OF ADAMS TWP. 



(By Dr. J. C. Shuman) 
In the latter part of the eighteenth 
century the ancestor of the Moyers 
of Adams township is said by J. G. 
Moyer to have come from Germany 
to America. J. G. Moyer also says 
that Jacob Meyer, who was his grand- 
father, came to Musser's Valley from 
Berks County, Pa. 

In the census of 1790, which was 
the first U. S. Census, I find 55 Meyer 
families in Pennsylvania, none in 
Berks County. Then there are 157 
Moyer families given as being in 
Pennsylvania, 56 of these were in 
Berks County, six of whom by the 
name "Jacob Moyer." However this 
I give for what it may be worth. 
Jacob Meyer is said by his grandson 
to have come from Berks County to 
Snyder County and that by "common 
consent" the name was changed from 
Meyer to Moyer afterwards. 

Jacob Moyer must have come to 
Snyder County early in the nineteenth 
century. He owned some land south 
of what is now Moyer's gap in Jack's 
mountain where he .built a grist 
mill. This mill was an old landmark. 
It stood a short distance north of the 
public road from Troxelville to Cen- 
terville. It was operated afterwards 
by his son, Michael and then by his 
grandson, Joseph Moyer. This was 
"Moyer's Mill" and here originated 
the saying: "Miller Mike Moyer, 
musht miner mommy mush male maw- 
la. My mommy mus mich meshta 
mit mush." Moyer's mill was still 
run when I left in 1890 by Joseph 
Moyer. 

J. G. Moyer says his grandfather, 
Jacob Moyer had sixteen children. I 
know of only four, namely: Christina, 
born 1797, died 1866, married Henry 
Bingaman, son of old Frederick 
Bingaman; Mrs. Ettinger; Michael 



Moyer, who lived at Moyer's Mill 
and there he died; John Moyer, tan- 
ner born 1802 and died 1885. 

Christina, wife, of Henry Binga- 
man, was the mother of J. Fred 
Bingaman, Christina, wife of Elias 
R. Swartz, and Jacob Bingaman 
whose wife was a daughter of Peter 
Fetterolf and his wife, Sarah Swartz. 
In this tangle of intermarriages wo 
find represented the Swartz, Fetter- 
olf, Bingaman and Moyer families. 

Mrs. John Ettinger and family 
lived about two miles west of Troxel- 
ville, on the public road near the foot 
of Jack's mountain. 

Michael Moyer married Caroline 
Haines. I know of only three of 
their children ; Joseph Moyer, who 
lived near Moyer's Mill and operated 
it after the death of his father, Uriah 
and Jonathan Moyer, lived close to 
the old mill, and are buried side by 
side near by. The two brothers were 
executed for the murder of John 
Kinsler and wife. John Moyer, who 
is designated "Tanner Moyer" to dis- 
tinguish him from another John in 
that neighborhood, was born in Sny- 
der County in 1802. He married a 
sister of Henry Bingaman, daughter 
of old Freidrich Bingaman. Here 
again is a cross between the Moyer 
and the Bingaman families. John 
Moyer, Tanner, married his sister's 
husband's sister. 

He lived about half a mile east of 
the old Troxelville cemetery. He 
had a small tannery there, and also 
a farm. The old house stood on the 
western slope of a low hill that is 
crossed by the public road. It stood 
on the north side. Another house 
and the tannery were on the south 
side of the road east of a small stream 
of water which crosses the road. John 
Moyer's face reminded me of the 
pictures we see of Richard Wagner, 
the great German musician. John 
Moyer had the following children: 



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241 



J. Y. Henry Moyer, Mrs. Josiah 
Kline, mother of Ida, wife of Man- 
beck, of Cleveland, Ohio ; Catherine, 
second wife of Josiah Kline; Maria, 
unmarried; Mrs. Isaac Krebs; Mrs. 
Nr.thnn Fetterolf; Jacob J. S. 
Moyer married Miss Musser, died in 
Salem, Oregon; John Gustavus Moy- 
er, who married Maggie J. Swartz, 
daughter of Elias R. Swartz and his 
wife, Christiana Bingaman, a daugh- 
ter of Henry Bingaman. 

J. Y. H. Moyer lived at, and farm- 
ed the old home farm. He married 
Miss Klose, of Mifflinburg. Some 
years ago he moved to Troxelville 
and there he died a few years ago. 
I knew him well. He was a very 
good man. 

John Gust Moyer was born in 
Adams township. He was the young- 
est of John Moyer's children. Gust 
was a shrewd business man. He own- 
ed a large general store in Troxel- 
ville. After he sold his store he saw- 
ed, and dealt in lumber, and was quite 
successful. He died at Beaver 
Springs a few years ago. His widow 
and two daughters survive him. Vic- 
toria May born 1876 and Pirie Pruel- 
la born 1874, and Franklin Guy, who 
died 1881, are his children. The 
writer spent three years with the 
family of J. G. Moyer and wife while 
in Troxelville, and will always remem- 
ber them for their kindness. 

After further inquiry I find that 
Capt. Friedrich Bingaman had a son, 
Peter Bingaman, born 1795 and died 
1877. There was also Christian 
Bingaman born 1780 and died 1874. 
It is probable that he was a brother 
to Henry and Peter. Peter Bingaman 
had a son, John Bingaman (who was 
the father of Joshua Bingaman and 
Mrs. James M. Middleswarth. Now 
James M. Middleswarth Esq., Ner M. 
Middleswarth, Mrs. Joshua Bingaman, 
Mrs. A. Howard Swartz and Mrs. D. 



J. Bingaman were brothers and sis- 
ters, children of Jacob Middleswarth, 
who was one of the sons of Hon. Ner. 
Middleswarth, who came with his par- 
ents, John and Martha Middleswarth, 
from New Jersey in 1792 when ten 
years old, to a place a mile south 
of Beavertown. 

Ner Middleswarth was captain in 
the war of 1812. Afterwards he 
served thirteen terms in the Pennsyl- 
vania State Legislature. He was 
also a member of the thirty third U. 
S. Congress. Afterwards these five 
grand children went to Musser's Val- 
ley and were married. 

John Fetterolf, brother of Andrew 
and Peter, had a son named Robert, 
who was lost in the Civil War. Rob- 
ert Fetterolf was the father of Henry 
and Phares Fetterolf and Mrs. Frank 
Ettinger. 



FETTEROLF FAMILY OF ADAMS 
TOWNSHIP 



By Dr. J. C. Shuman 

I have it from good authority that 
the ancestor of the Fetterolfs 
of Adams township, Snyder County, 
Pa., was Frederick Fetterolf, who was 
said to have come from Berks Co., 
Pa. According to the first census of 
the U. S. there was a Jacob Fetterolf 
in Albany twp., Berks Co., in 1790. 
There is a Fetterolf buried at Troxel- 
ville that was born in 1779, probablv 
born in Berks County. His first name 
is not given on the tombstone. This 
may have been Frederich, the father 
of the Adams township family. The 
Berks County Jacob had in 1790 one 
son over 16 years old and one son 
under 16, and four daughters This 
is the only Fetterolf family in Berks 
County in 1790. In 1908 I saw the 
graves of a dozen or more Fetterolfs 
in Albany township and in the ad- 
joining township of Lynn in Lehigh 
County. A Peter Fetterolf paid tax 



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in 1759 in Herford township, 
Berks Co. These are interesting but 
isolated factor, I give them for what 
they may be worth. I am unable to 
connect them with any degree of 
certainty. Be this as it may, I know 
that there were in Adams township, 
three brothers, Andrew, Peter and 
John Fetterolf. 

Andrew Fetterolf was born 1795 
and died 1883 married Catherine, 
daughter of Henry Swirtz. I do not 
know where Andrew was born. 
Amonf his children were* Nathan, 
Frederick and Mrs. Elms Fuhrman. 
Andrew was a large, fleshy man. He 
told me that he could remember the 
time of Washington's funeral 1799, 
and when Troxelville was but a muddy 
road between overhanging brush. I 
think he was a blacksmith, Andrew 
made his last home with his son. 
Nathan, in Troxelville, where he died. 

Nathan Fetterolf, son of Andrew, 
had a small piece of land east of 
Troxelville, now a part of the town. 
He first married Harriet, daughter 
of John Moyer (Tanner). Harriet 
died at the age of 22 years. Nathan 
afterwards married Ann Knep. Hh 
children were Harriet, married to J 
F. Zechman, mother of Wellington I. 
Zechman. John A. Fetterolf, mar- 
ried Good; Roswell H. Fetterolf mar- 
ried Ammerman; Rev. John H. Fet- 
terolf, of the Lutheran church. He 
is preaching in Kansas. John A. has 
several children and so has James, 
namely, Luther and Vera. 

Frederick Fetterolf, son of An- 
drew, was a blacksmith, had a shop 
in Troxelville, where he died 1879, 
aged 61 years. His children were: 
Irvin, married Evaline Steininger; 
William, Ellen, married Klose; Ir- 
vin lives in Lewistown and has sev- 
eral children. 

Peter Fetterolf was born in 1801 
and died 1879, married Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Henry Swartz. Peter and 



Andrew were brothers and their 
wives were sisters. Peter lived at 
the foot of Jack's mountain, north 
of Troxelville, where Ner. M. Mid- 
dleswarth now (1918) lives. He 
died where I. C. Hackenburg lives. 
Peter had these children: Philip, the 
father of J. E. Fetterolf; Elias Fet- 
terolf, who lived in Spring Mills, 
Center Co.; Catherine born 1828 and 
died 1887, married Jacob Bingaman; 
Susan, married John Hendricks, has 
several children; Polly, married Fred 
Shrader, whose children were, Os- 
car, of Ohio, Elias; Rev. Frederick, a 
Lutheran minister and Alvin Shrader. 
John Fetterolf, brother of Andrew 
and Peter lived a mile North West 
of Troxelville, where he died 1887, 
aged 82 years. He was the father 
of John Jr., and grand father of 
Chas. Fetterolf. 



THE BINGAMAN FAMILY OF 
ADAMS TWP. 



By Dr. J. C. Shuman 

In an autographic record in my 
possession, Frederick Bingaman tells 
us that in 1754 his father, Johan Jost 
Bingaman and wife, Juliana, whose 
maiden name was Ort, came from 
Germany "aus der Wetteran" to 
America. 

In Rupp's "Thirty Thousand Names 
of Immigrants" I find the name of 
J. Jost Bingaman in a list of pas- 
sengers who came over in ship Edin- 
borough. James Russel, Master, 
from Rotterdam, and landed in Phila- 
delphia Sept. 30, 1754. Those peo- 
ple came from the Palatinate and 
Wurtenburg, in southern Germany. 
Frederick Bingaman says "I was born 
in Istum County Jan. 15, 1755" (I 
know of no such county). His fath- 
er, Johan Jost, died in «*uly 1755 
Where his father died and is buried, 
and what became of his mother I do 
not know. 



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243 



At the time when the first U. S. 
census was taken in 1790, a Fre- 
derick Bingaman and family lived 
in Ruscomb Manor township, Berks 
Co. This Fred had then one son 
over 16 years old, two sons under 16 
and two daughters. 

Frederick Bingaman who came to 
Snyder Co., says that on April 6, 
1779 he married Maria Christina Huf- 
nagle, who was born May 3, 1758. 
She was a daughter of Johan Chris- 
tian Hufnagle and her mother's name 
was Maria Elizabeth. 

In the list of residents of Ruscomb 
twp., Berks Co., of the census of 
1790 I find Christian Hufnagle and 
family of three sons over 16 years, 
two under 16, and two daughters. 
Again I find a Henry Swartz and 
family in this same township of Rus- 
comb. I will let the reader decide 
whether this Fred. Bingaman, of Rus- 
comb Twp., is the one who came from 
Berks Co. to Snyder County after- 
ward and became the father of the 
large family by that name. 

That Frederick Bingaman, of 
Adams township, came here from 
Berks there is no doubt. Those who 
knew, said that he was a soldier in the 
American Revolution and fought in 
the battle on the Brandywine. 

He and his wife had 12 children, 
6 sons and 6 daughters. How many 
of these children they brought with 
them to Snyder County, I do not 
know. He must have come after 
1794, because we know that his son, 
Henry came with him and he was 
born in 1794. 

Fred Bingaman's wife died Apr. 
12, 1818 and was buried on the 14th 
in the cemetery of St. Heinrich's 
Church, Rev. Gerhart officiating. The 
text of the funeral sermon was "Kom, 
Sterblicher, betrachte mich." 

Father Bingaman died in Adams 
township Oct. 30, 1845, aged 90 yrs., 
11 months and 9 days, and is buried 



in St. Henry's cemetery. He must 
have had a second wife, since he calls 
Maria C. Hufnagle his "first" wife. 
Of this large family of children, of 
which at least nine lived after 1818, 
I know only one, namely: 

Henry Bingaman born 1794 and 
died 1861 Henry married Christina 
Moyer, born 1797. Her son, Jacob 
says she was born in Northumber- 
land County. It would be interest- 
ing to know just where she was born. 
She may have been born in Snyder 
County for all that, since Snyder 
County was a part of Northumberland 
County in 1797. Henry was a sol- 
dier of the war of 1812. This data 
I have from "Susquehanna and Ju- 
niata Valleys "Vol. II p. 1582. Henry 
Bingaman had the following children: 
Yost; John Frederick, married to 
Susan Partch; Isabelle, married to 
Jacob Neidich; Christiana, married to 
Elias R. Swartz (see Swartz family) , 
Jacob, married Catherine Fetterolf. 
(see Fetterolf family) ; Elizabeth, 
married Abraham Hufnagle; Gutelda, 
married William Swengel; Mary Ann, 
married William Wagner; Amanda 
married Henry Middleswarth, of Kan- 
sas. 

Of these children I know none bm 
Jacob and Christiana. Jacob Binga- 
man was born 1826 and died 1897, 
was born one mile east of Troxel- 
ville on the farm now (1918) owned 
by his son, John Fred Bingaman. 
which farm was his father Henry's 
while he lived. Jacob tilled the same 
land untii a few years before he died, 
when John F. Bingaman, the pres- 
ent owner bought it. Dec. 23, 1852 
Jacob Bingaman, married Catherine 
Fetterolf, daughter of Peter Fetterolf 
and grand daughter of Henry Swartz. 

Jacob and Catherine Bingaman had 
the following children: Elizabeth 
born 1856 married Ner M. Middles- 
warth whose children are, John S., 



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Prudie E., Charles J., Sarah C, 
William; (2) D. Jacob Bingaman born 
1869, married Alice A. Middleswarth 
who have children: Verdie G., mar- 
ried Fultz; Jacob C, Charles E., 
Cottie, Hazel, Merrill and Lucinda. 
(3) Savilla Christina born 1863, mar- 
ried 1880 to Dr. J. C. Shuman, has 
two children, Mabel Patti, married 
Daniel Thomas. Mabel has three 
children, Robert C, Marjorie A. and 
Lester G.; Cottie Pruella Shuman, 
born March 30, 1886. (4) Anna C, 
born 1865 and died 1883. (5) John 
Frederick Bingaman born 1868 and 
married Fanny Berge. (6) Ida C, 
born 1870 married to Mr. Walter. 



HISTORY OF SWARTZ, FETTER- 

OLF, BINGAMAN, AND MOY- 

ER FAMILIES, OF 

ADAMS TWP. 



By Dr. J. C. Shuman, Akron, Ohio. 
My object in compiling this data 
of the Swartz, Fetterolf, Bingaman 
and Moyer families, of Adams town- 
ship, Snyder County, Pa., is they may 
not be lost. Since almost all the 
older ones of those families are gone, 
and I do not know of any one who 
has kept a record of them, I will 

put down what I know about them. 
It would be too bad to lose what we 
have left, and forget those people 
who took so large a part in the de- 
velopment of that region. 

I do not think I am the best fit- 
ted to do this, for there certainly are 
some left who know more on the sub- 
ject than I do; but I am afraid it may 
be neglected This record will be in 
no way complete but it is what I 
know of it. 

Swartz Family of Adams Twp. 

I do not know the year but it was 
about 1800 that Henry Swartz came 
to what is now Adams township in 
Musser's Valley. I do not know 
where he came from, but none of the 
older ones of the family would hesi- 
tate to say at all times that he came 
from Berks county where so many of 
the pioneers of central Pennsylania 
came from. 



In searching the lists of names of 
heads of families as given in the first 
U. S. Census in 1790 I find two men 
by the name Henry Swartz given as 
being residents of Ruscomb twp., 
Berks County. If I were allowed 
two easy guesses I would be able 
to trace the Swartz family back to 
Lorraine. 

Henry Swartz was born 1768 and 
died 1834, married Elizabeth born 
1766 died 1839. Henry owned a 
piece of land half a mile east of Trox- 
elville. About 1805 the Lutherans 
of that community organized a con- 
gregation, and in 1811 together with 
the Reformed congregation, they laid 
the foundation of a church. This 
church they named "St. Heinrich's 
Kirche"; no doubt in honor of Henry 
Swartz who had sold them the three 
acres of ground on which it was 
built, for sixty seven cents. The old 
church has long since been removed, 
but the ground is still used as a 
burial place; and here is where most 
of these good old people lie buried. 

Henry Swartz had four children 
that I know of. I think there were 
more because those people usually 
had large families. I will write only 
of those whom I know. 

Sarah, born 1800, died 1874, mar- 
ried Peter Fetterolf, buried in St. 
Henry's cemetery. 

Catherine, born 1779, died 1868, 
married Andrew Fetterolf, brother 
to Peter. 

Daniel Swartz, born 1788, died 
1852, married Eve, born 1795, died 
1875. Daniel had two sons whom I 
knew namely Thomas and Elias Rag- 
er Swartz. 

Thomas Swartz had a large family: 
Henry, Louisa, married Ramer; Sar, 
ah, married Harrison Breininger, 
Mary, Kate, James, Samuel, Gust, 
Daniel, Eliza, John. Thomas Swartz 
and family lived on a small farm a 
short distance east of the old church. 

Elias Rager Swartz was born 1821 
and died 1898. He married Chris- 
tiana, daughter of Henry Bingaman. 
Elias R., was born in what is now 
Adams township close to the old 
Swartz homestead on a farm. After- 
wards he lived in Troxelville. He 
was a popular and well known man in 
the community^ The writer knew 
him and his good wife, aunt "Tena" 
very well, being next door neighbors 
for ten years. 



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245 



Elias R. and wife had the following 
children: Daniel, died 1866; Mary, 
a widow of I. C. Hackenburg died 
1887; Ellen B., wife of Benneville 
Smith, died 1891; Alice 15, and Chas. 
13, died 1880; J. Wilson born 1848, 
married Kate Earnest; for some time 
he was Commissioners' Clerk, after- 
wards he represented the county in 
the State Legislature; Adam Howard 
Swartz, the writer's good old friend, 
is married to Mary Middleswarth, 
lives in Troxelville. He is the fath- 
er of Albert, Charles, Frank and Em- 
ma, who was married to Chas. Fetter- 
olf. 

Maggie J., married J. G. Moyer, 
son of John Moyer (tanner), lies in 
Beaver Springs. Hattie L., lives in 
Cleveland Ohio. 

George Swartz, Esq., born 1795. 
died 1873, son of Henry and Maria 
Elizabeth, born 1800 and died 1856, 
both buried in St. Henry cemetery. 
He was popular among the people of 
that community. He was justice of 
the Peace for some time and his opin- 
ion and advice was sought by friends 
and neighbors. Among his children 
were: J. F. Harrison born 1829 died 
1876, married Matilda Wagner, born 
1834 and died 1887. Both buried in 
St. Henry's cemetery. They had the 
following children: 

Samuel H., born 1857, died 1884, 
John G., born 1864, died 1885; Wm. 
H. H., died 1890 age 23 yrs. ; Adda 
J., born 1859 died 1879; Isaac C. 
Swartz, married Mary Bowersox; 
Gust Swartz who lives in California. 
After the death of Isaac C. and Gust 
Swartz there will be none left of the 
Geo. Swartz family. 



SOME OLD DEEDS 



Some old deeds were discovered a- 
mong the effects of Hon. Alfred 
Specht, late of Beavertown. Thomas 
J. Specht, one of the sons, had two 
deeds dated Nov. 1, 1815 from Geo. 
Springer, of New Berlin and George 
Dengler and wife, of Orwigsburg, 
Schuylkill County to Adam Specht 
for lots Nos. 516 and 517 in Spring- 
er's addition to New Berlin. Consid- 
eration in each deed. $25.00. 

The names of the grantors are 
printed on the deed indicating that 
they were conducting a lot sale, 
either public or private, at New Ber- 



lin, as the town began to show its 
importance. 

In May of that year the first court 
was held at New Berlin, the Act cov- 
ering the same provided that the 
courts should be held in New Berlin 
if a deed for the court house be given 
to the county commissioners for the 
consideration of 67 cents. The orig- 
inal receipt is still on file in the Coun- 
ty Commissioners' office at Lewis- 
burg. 

It is probable that speculators and 
investors considered New Berlin, at 
that time, a good place to invest for 
increase of land values, as it had 
just been selected as the county seat 
of Union County. Then the present 
limits of Snyder County belonged to 
Union County, and New Berlin was 
the geographical center, and the one 
place where all the important func- 
tions of Union County took place. 



SNYDER COUNTY POSTMASTERS 
OF FORTY YEARS AGO 



From old U. S. official reports we 
find the names of the following post- 
masters in Snyder County in 1875, 
with the amount of their annual 
salary. 

Bannerville, S. L. Brown, $45.04 

Beaver Springs, B. L. Rauden- 
bush, $120.25. 

Beavertown, Moses Specht, $128.- 
40. 

Chapman, W. M. Boyer, $20.55. 

Freeburg, G. C. Moyer, $259.77. 

Kantz, H. J. Boyer, $48.19. 

Kratzerville, J. S. Beaver, $43.08. 

Kreamer, P. Roush, 6 mos. $20.- 
43. 

Kreamer, J. A. Smith, 6 mos. 
$23.34. 

McClure, A. L. Holshue, 6 mos., 
$30.95. 

McClure, J. M. Troxell, 6 mos. 
$23.52. 

McKee's Half Falls, E. G. Sheaffer, 
$99.48. 

Meiser, S. H. Yoder, $70.92. 

Middleburg, J. W. Dreese, $297.- 
16. 

Middlecreek, I. M. Troxell, 6 mos., 
$10.67. 

Middlecreek, T. E. Reitz, 6 mos., 
$6.23. 

Mt. Pleasant Mills, J. Minium, 11 
mos., $74.29. 

Mt. Pleasant Mills, George Scholl, 
1 mo., $4.39. 



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49. 



Pallas, D. Eisenhart, $33.02. 

Paxtonville, H. Benfer, $43.99. 

Perm's Creek, J. T. Huffnagle, $67.- 

). 

Port Trevorton, J. P. B?gar, $108.- 
61. 

Salem, D. Witmer, $37.78. 

Selinsgrove, M. K. Snyder, $1,- 
100. 

Shamokin Dam, G. M. Gross, $32. 
94. 

Troxelville, J. W. Swartz, $49.- 
68. 

o 

SOME COPPERHEADISM 

POST, Feb. 28, 1918. 

At the Court House two sheets of 
paper were found the past week, 
written in an unknown hand, probab- 
ly during the Civil War, and as the 
matter is appropriate now, we give 
the documents as they are found, 
though they seem to be incomplete. 

"Senator Douglas declared in one 
of his last speeches that there were 
but two parties in the struggle for 
the Union — Patriots and Traitors. It 
will be unnecessary to precisely de- 
fine the words "patriot" and "trai- 
tor," but he who unconditionally 
stood by his government, will be re- 
garded a patriot. 

"On the other hand not only the 
man who bore arms and participated 
in open demonstrations against his 
government, but also he who by word 
or deed threw every obstacle in the 
way to crush this unholy rebellion 
will be regarded as a traitor. Pre- 
cisely this line of demarcation will 
be drawn when the storm of passion 
and excitement shall have subsided, 
and the eyes of men see things as 
they really are. Altho we seldom al- 
low ourselves to indulge in a look 
behind the veil of the future, we can 
see nothing in store for the creatures, 
who by their words and deeds, proved 
that they loved slavery better than 
liberty and union, but infamy and 
disgrace such as cursed the Tory of 
the Revolution. 

"The writer of the next century 
will be far more severe in his strict- 
ness on the copperheads than the 
most bitter of the present day. The 
copperhead will be far more obnox- 
ious to the eye of the next genera- 
tion than they are in the eyes of 
this. History only awards shame 
and disgrace to such who failed in 
their schemes to destroy the liber- 
ties for the public good of a people. 



The solitary example of the treach- 
ery of Benedict Arnold is sufficient 
proof of this. 

"Now since the triumphant termi- 
nation of the war itself disproves 
every argument of which copper- 
heads made use and abundantly 
proves the men to be false prophets 
who declared the war a failure. It 
is a matter of surprise that any sane 
man should persist in a course that 
he knows to be wrong, and that will 
only lead him to inevitable shame and 
disgrace." 

On another sheet, incomplete tho 
it is, the writer spoke plainly of 
some particular individual, as fol- 
lows: 

"Where was this valiant knight 
(knave) when South Carolina Rebels 
charged their first gun with the 
Charter of American liberties and 
aimed it at the keystone of the Fed- 
eral arch? Where whilst brave men, 
everywhere hurried to the scene of 
conflict and carnage to offer their 
lives as sacrifices upon the altar of 
their country, whilst the bleaching 
bones of fallen braves cried loudly 
for re-enforcement — whilst the wid- 
ow wept hot tears over the lifeless 
body of her husband slain in battle 
and invoked Heaven to protect her 
helpless orphans — whilst fields run 
red with blood, and gloom and de- 
spair hung like a dark mantle over 
our beloved country, and the Na- 
tion's heart almost ceased its pulsa- 
tions — whilst our flag was trailed in 
the dust upon the highways of our 
native state, and freeman hastened 
forward to drive the invading horde 
of traitors from soil? 

"Did he stand upon the battle- 
ments and hurl his deadly shafts to 
break the tide of war? Was he 
upon the watch-tower urging on 
brave men to combat? No, he hid' 
his head in the swamps of Indians, 
or adopted the Kingdom of Canada. 
He has fought many battles — his 
sword is sheathed — he looks back 
urson h ; s narrow escapes and bloody 
engagements with holy horror — un- 
born millions will chant his heroic 
deeds in measured verse. Soldiers, 
a creditable writer chronicles a diff- 
erent story and says, "it is well au- 
thenticated" that this chicken heart- 
ed, pettifoging, itinerant frying pan 
peddler was sneaking from place to 
place to avoid conscription," * * * 
(Here the sheet ends). 



SHERIFF'S DEED, MAY 27, 1817 



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AN OLD DEED 



The following is a copy of an old 
deed given to the Snyder County His- 
torical Society. 

To all to whom these Presents shall 
come, I FREDERICK WISE, Esq., 
High Sheriff of the County of Union, 
in the Commonwealth of Penna., send 
greetings: 

Whereas a certain writ de partiona 
facinda was issued out of the court 
of Common Pleas of the county afore- 
said, bearing test at New Berlin in 
and for the county aforesaid, the 
nineteenth day of September, in the 
year of our Lord, one thousand eight 
hundred and sixteen, at the suit of 
Henry Seckel and Joshua C. Seckel, 
against George H. Seckel and Basel 
S. Elder and Charles Guinn, grantees 
of the said George H. Seckel, Joseph 
Gray and Sophia his wife, late Sophia 
Seckel and Cooper Seckel, in order to 
have the following real estate, to wit, 
one tract of land called "Farmers' 
Delight" situate in Buffaloe township, 
in the county late Northumberland, 
now Union, containing one hundred 
and five acres and one hundred perch- 
es, and the usual allowance for road 
etc., surveyed the ninth day of 
March, 1775, in pursuance of a war- 
rant bearing date at Philadelphia the 
seventeenth day of September 1772 
to Nehemiah Bries — one other tract, 
situate in Penns township in the coun- 
ty aforesaid, now Snyder County, 
containing three hundred and thirty 
one acres and one hundred and twenty 
nine perches, and the, usual allowance, 
etc., surveyed the fourteenth day of 
Dec. 1773, in pursuance of a war- 
rant of the honorable the proprie- 
taries to Daniel Shaub, bearing date 
Pit Philadelphia the seventeenth day of 
October 1771, for which said tract, 
called "Nicaturvin" George Cooper 
obtained a patent, bearing date the 
twenty first day of March 1774 — one 
other tract situate in Buffalo town- 
ship aforesaid, containing one hun- 
dred and ninety seven acres and the 
usual allowance etc., surveyed the 
twelfth day of July 1775, in pursu- 
ance of a warrant to George Snegons. 
dated at Philadelphia the twenty 
third day of February 1775 — one oth- 
er tract situate in Buffaloe township 
aforesaid, adjoining lands of Abraham 



Ireland and others, containing seven- 
ty eight acres and three quarters and 
the usual allowance etc., surveyed the 
fourteenth day of October 1786, for 
Michael Daragh, in pursuance of his 
warrant dated the sixteenth day of 
April 1776 — and one other tract sit- 
uate in Penns township, aforesaid, ad- 
joining lands late of William Greer 
and others, containing ninety four 
acres and three quarters, and the 
usual allowance etc., surveyed the 
thirtieth day of April 1786, for Geo. 
Cooper by virtue of his warrant bear- 
ing date the twenty first day of April 
1785 — divided and parted between 
the said Henry Seckel and Joshua C. 
Seckel and the said Basel S. Elder 
and Charles Guinn, grantees of the 
said George H. Seckel, Joseph Gray, 
and Sophia his wife, late Sophia Sec- 
kel and Cooper Seckel. The said 
Henry, Joshua, George, Sophia inter- 
married with Joseph Gray and Cooper 
Seckel being all heirs and legal re- 
presentatives of Sophia Seckel, late 
of the city of Philadelphia, deceased, 
to whom the above described tracts 
of land with the appurtenances were 
devised by George Cooper, late of the 
said city, deceased, by his last will 
and testament, bearing date of six- 
teenth day of August, in the year of 
our Lord, one thousand seven hun- 
dred and ninety six — as by reference 
thereto duly proven and remains in 
the Register's office at Philadelphia, 
may more fully and at large appear — 
and whereas by an order issued out 
of the court- of Common Pleas of 
Union County, aforesaid, bearing test 
at New Berlin, the twentieth day of 
February in the year of our Lord one 
thousand eight hundred and seven- 
teen, and to me the said 
sheriff directed, I was command- 
ed th- f the said tracts of land, as 
above described, with the appurten- 
ances, I should expose to sale at pub- 
lic auction; and that I should bring 
the money arising from such sale, or 
sufficient security taken thereof into 
the said court of Common Ple^s at 
the same court to be held at New Ber- 
lin the third Monday of May then 
next, to be distributed and parted by 
order of the said court to and among 
the parties entitled to receive the 
same lieu of the respective parts and 
purports of the said several tracts as 
aforesaid, as by reference to the re- 



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cords and proceedings of the said 
court will more (fully and at large 
appear. In pursuance whereof, I the 
said sheriff having given due and 
timely notice of the time and place 
of sale agreeable to act of assembly 
in such case made and provided, did 
on the eighth day of May in the year 
of our Lord one thousand, eight hun- 
dred and seventeen, expose to sale by 
public vendue or out cry, the follow- 
ing described lot, piece or parcel of 
land, being part of the second above 
mentioned tract (a part of which hav- 
ing been laid out in lots) situate in 
late Penns (which was practically all 
of Snyder County) now Centre town- 
ship in the county aforesaid, num- 
bered in the plot or draft of said lots, 
number three, bounded and describ- 
ed as follows, to wit, Beginning at a 
post in the line of Conrod Shroyer's 
land thence along the road leading 
from Hartleytown to Selinsgrove, 
south thirty six degrees East, fifty 
perches and five tents to" a post; 
thence by lot number fourteen North 
eighty one degrees East, twenty six 
perches and seven tenths to a post 
thence by lot number four North 
seven degrees West, forty five per- 
ches to a post; and thence by Conrod 
Shroyer's land. South eighty one de- 
grees, West fifty one perches to the 
place of beginning. Containing ten 
acres and one hundred and forty 
eight perches neat measure and sold 
the same day by adjournment with 
the appurtenances unto Peter Shref- 
fler and for the sum of two hundred 
and eighteen dollars and fifty five 
cents, he being the highest bidder and 
that being the best price bidden for 
the same, now know ye that I the said 
sheriff, for and in consideration of the 
aforesaid sum of two hundred and 
eighteen dollars and fifty five cents 
lawful money aforesaid, to me in 
hand paid by the said Peter Shreffler 
at and before the ensealing and de- 
livery hereof, the receipt whereof is 
hereby acknowledged, have granted, 
bargained, and sold, and by these 
presents, according to the directions 
of said last recited order of court, 
and by force and virtue thereof, Do 
grant, bargain and sell unto the said 
Peter Shreffler, his heirs and assigns 
all that the said above described lot 
of ground containing ten acres and 
one hundred and forty eight perches 



together with all and singular the 
buildings, improvements, rights, mem- 
bers and appurtenances whatsoever 
there unto belonging, or in any wise 
appertaining, and the reversions and 
remainders, rents, issues and profits 
thereof; and also all the estate, right, 
title, interest, property, claim and de- 
mand of the said heirs and legal re- 
presentatives of the said Sophia Sec- 
kel, deceased, above mentioned, of, 
in, to, or out of the same. TO HAVE 
AND TO HOLD the said lot of ground 
as above described hereditaments and 
premises hereby granted or mention- 
ed or intended so to be, with the ap- 
purtenances, unto the said Peter 
Shreffler his heirs and assigns, to his 
"'nd their only proper use and behoof 
forever, according to the laws and us- 
age of this commonwealth, in such 
case made and provided. 

In witness whereof, I the said 
sheriff have hereunto set my hand and 
seil. Dated the nineteenth day of 
May in the year of our Lord one 
thousand eight hundred and seven- 
teen. 

Senled and delivered in the pres- 
ence of 

M. LA SHELLS. 
JAMES MERRILL. 

FRED WISE, 

Sheriff. 

Received the day and date of the 
nbove Deed Poll, of the therein names 
Peter Shreffler, the sum of two hun- 
dred and eighteen dollars and fifty 
five cents it being the consideration 
money above mentioned. 

Witness. 
M. LASHALLS. 
JAMES MERRILL. 

FRED WISE. 

Sheriff. 

Acknowledged by FREDERICK 
WISE, Esquire, Sheriff, in open court 
of Common Pleas for the county of 
Union, the twenty fourth day of May, 
Anno Domini, one thousand eight 
hundred and seventeen r*nd entered 
among the proceedings of said court. 
Certified under my hand and seal of 
office at New Berlin the day and year 
aforesaid. 

SIMON SNYDER, 

Pron. 

The following endorsements were 
made on this deed: 

Know all men by these presents 



SHERIFF'S DEED, MAY 27, 1817 



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that Peter S'hreffler and Regina, his 
wife, for and in consideration of the 
sum of three hundred dollars lawful 
money of this state of Pennsylvania 
to them in hand paid at and before 
the consealing and delivery of these 
presents the receipt whereof is here- 
by acknowledged. Have granted, 
bargained and sold set over transfer- 
red and confirmed any by these 
presents doth grant, bargain and sell, 
set over transfer and confirm unto 
Michael Wagner and to his heirs and 
assigns all the within tract of land 
mentioned in the within deed togeth- 
er with the appurtenances. To have 
and to hold the same unto the said 
Michael Wagner his heirs and assigns 
forever and the said Peter Shreffler 
for himself, his heirs, Executors and 
administrators doth covenant prom- 
ise, great and agree to and with the 
said Michael Wagner his heirs and as- 
signs that he the said Peter Shreffler 
will warrant and forever defend the 
same unto the said Michael Wagner 
so far as it is secured to him by the 
written deed poll. In witness where- 
of the said parties of the first part 
have herento interchangeably set their 
hand and seals the twenty first day 
of April A. D. 1821. 

Sealed and delivered in the pres- 
ence of 

JACOB SPANGLER. 
C. MILLER. 

PETER SHREFFLER, 
REGINA SHREFFLER, 
SEAL. 

Personally appeared before me the 
subscriber one of the Justices of the 
Peace in and for the said county, 
Peter Shreffler and Regina, his wife 
and acknowledged the forgoing as- 
signment to be their act and deed and 
desiring that it might be recorded as 
such according to law. In testimony 
whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
and seal the twenty first day of April 
1821. 

C. MILLER. 

Known all then by these presents 
that Michael Wagner and Barbara 
his wife for and in consideration of 
the sum of four hundred dollars law- 
ful money of the Estate of Pennsyl- 
vania to them in hand paid at and be- 
fore the ensealing and delivery of 
these presents the receipt whereof is 
hereby acknowledged have granted, 



bargained and sale set over transfer- 
red and confirmed and by these 
presents doth grant bargain and sell 
set over, transfer and confirm unto 
Jacob Reichley to his heirs and as- 
signs all the within tract of land men- 
tioned in the within deed together 
with the appurtenances to have and 
to hold the same unto the said Jacob 
Reichley his heirs and assigns for- 
ever and the said Michael Wagner, 
Barbara his wife for themselves, their 
heirs, Executors and Administrators 
doth covenant, promise and agree 
with the said Jacob Reichley, his 
heirs and assigns, that he, the said 
Michael Wagner, will warrant and 
forever defend the same unto the said 
Jacob Reichley so far as it is secured 
to him by the within Deed poll, 
whereof the said parties of the first 
part have hereunto interchangeably 
set their hand and seals the twenty 
third day of March in the year one 
thousand, eight hundred and twenty 
four. 

MICHAEL WAGNER, 
BARBARA WAGNER, 

Seal. 

Sealed and delivered in presence 
of 

WILLIAM KESSLER. 
J. MERTZ. 

Received of the above named Jacob 
Reichley the sum of four hundred 
dollars above consideration in full the 
day and year above written. 

MICHAEL WAGNER. 
Union County ss: 

Personally appeared before me 
Isaac Mertz, one of our Justices of 
the Peace in and for said county, 
Michael Wagner and Barbara his 
wife, and acknowledged the above as- 
signment to be their act and deed and 
desired that the same might be re- 
corded as such according to law. She 
the said Barbara being of full age and 
voluntarily hereunto consented. In 
witness whereof I have here unto set 
my hand and seal this twenty third 
day of March A. D. 1861. 

ISAAC MERTZ, J. P. 



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Many Forgotton Items Re-pubSished From The Old 
Files of The POST, Selinsgrove and Middleburg. 



June 23, 1864. 

The POST at this time was pub- 
lished at Selinsgrove, Cal. W. Gute- 
lius Publisher. 

The following are the casualties 
of Co. G. from Snyder county be- 
longing to the 147th Regiment, Gen. 
Geary's division and engaged in the 
late and hard fought battles of the 
Southwest: 

Wounded — Wm. E. Seesholtz, Ed- 
ward Fisher, and Elias Noll from 
Selinsgrove; Wm. E. Fanchal, and H. 
E. Shreffler. 

The above Regiment fought six 
hours on the 25ult., driving the 
enemy two miles, and held the ground 
until the 2nd of June, when it was 
relieved by M'Pherson's troops. Next 
week we may be able to give a full 
account of our company 

The Second Draft — The following 
persons were drafted this week for 
the purpose of filling up the quotas 
of the different townships of the coun- 
ty. This second drawing was made 
to fill up the deficiency caused by 
those who were exempted from the 
first draft on account of physical dis- 
ability, etc. 

Selinsgrove — Chas. Snively, M. B. 
Gardner, Jacob Sheetz, Samuel Show- 
alter and Alexander Rohback. 

Jackson Township — Joel Leitzel 
and John Sower. 

Middleburg Borough — Isaac Beav- 
er, Adam Renndnger and J. H. Lewis. 

Franklin Township — James Bower- 
sox, Adam Renninger and Henry 
Steuberger. 

Chapman Twp. — Nathan Roush, 
Harrison Lenig, David Thaber, Lewis 
Reitz, David Thursby, Michael Tens- 
man, Jacob Keller, Wm. Hoffman, 
Frederick Oddinger, G. W. Strawfer 
Frederick Herrold, Edward Fertig, 
and Thomas Carwell. 

Centre Township — John Mehr and 
Abraham Walter. 

Beaver Township — Jacob Hacken- 
burg and Daniel Smith. 



Middlecreek Township — Gideon 
Gordon and Henry Krouse. 

Monroe Township — Henry Fisher, 
Thomas Hess, Wm. Slear, H. Sassa- 
man, Daniel Keiser and Wm. Mertz. 

Perry Township — Samuel Boyer, 
Franklin Wertsline, John J. Gelnett, 
Philip Arbogast, Moses Frymire and 
G. F. Smith. 

West Perry — Samuel Willow, Geo. 
Mitterling, Christian Shelly and F. 
K. Kauffman. 

Washington Township — J. W. 
Knight, Daniel Riegel, J. J. Gundrum, 
John Steininger, Nick Strawser, John 
Dunkelberger, Elias Kissinger, John 
Thomas and Adam Garman. 

Penn Township — Simon Herman, 
Daniel Gemberling, Wm. Boyer and 
Andrew Romig. 

Married 



John S. Stroub to 
Pontius of Wash- 



On the 9th inst. 
Miss Catherine A. 
ington township. 

On the 10th inst., Martin L. Fisher 
to Miss Abby Eyster, both of Selins- 
grove. 

On the 11th inst., W. W. Snody, of 
Lock Haven, to Miss Mary Long, of 
Selinsgrove. 

June 8th, Henry Swarm, of Milton, 
to Miss Rebecca Haupt, of Selins- 
grove. 

Died 

On the 18th ult., in Penns twp , 
John H. Kratzer, aged 75 years, 8 mo. 
and 8 days. 

In Freeburg on the 14th ult., Jona- 
than Oliver son of David Roush, aged 
14 years, 2 months and 13 days. 

In Penns twp., on the lOult., Isora 
Elizabeth, daughter of Lewis Aurand, 
aged 3 years, 5 months and 29 days. 

In Freeburg, on the 31st ult., Mary 
Jane daughter of Wm. and Cather- 
ine Glass, aged 4 years, 3 months and 
20 days. 

In Monroe twp., on the 11th ult., 
William son of William Kelley, aged 
17 years, 7 months and 28 days. 



FROM SELINSGROVE POST, 1864—7 



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The following is an advertisement 
of the Fryer Hotel that was one of 
Middleburg's hotels. 

FRYER HOTEL-Middleburg, Sny- 
der county, Pa. The old and well 
known brick TAVERN STAND, for- 
merly kept by Jacob Fryer, at Middle- 
burg, Snyder County, Pa., will now 
be kept by the subscriber, who hopes 
by personal attention to the wants 
of his guests to make it a comfortable 
home for such as may favor the hotel 
with their patronage. Theo. Swine- 
ford, Feb. 18, 1864. 

The Proprietor of the Washington 
House at this time was Reuben D. 
Walter. 

The National Ticket for President 
and Vice-President, was Abraham 
Lincoln, of Illinois, for President, for 
his second term, Andrew Johnson, 
of Tennessee, for Vice-President. 

The county nominations were as 
follows: 

For Congress — George F. Miller, 
of Union. (Subject to the decision of 
the Congressional Conferees.) 

State Senator — A. C. Simpson, of 
Selinsgrove. (Subject to the deci- 
sion of the Senatorial Conferees.) 

Assembly — Sam'l Alleman, of Mid- 
dleburg. 

District Attorney-Samuel Weirick, 
of Middleburg. 

Prothonotary — Jeremiah Crouse, of 
Selinsgrove. 

Register and Recorder — Jacob Au- 
rand, of Middleburg. 

County Surveyor — A. K. Gift, of 
Franklin township. 

County Commissioner-Wm. Snook, 
of Centre township. 

County Auditor — D. Diffenbach, of 
Jackson township. 

Coroner — P. M. Hackenberg, of 
Middleburg. 

The foregoing is an odd copy of 
the POST published at Selinsgrove, 
and is the only copy of the Selins- 
grove POST files we have on hand. 
Sometime during 1867 the POST was 
removed to Middleburg and the fol 
lowing items are taken from the 
POST while being published at Mid- 
dleburg. A more complete sketch of 
the history of the POST will be found 
on page 48 of the Snyder County An- 
nals. 



May 16, 1867 

Monday last the county Commis- 
sioners met and made the following 
appointments for collectors of State 
and county taxes for 1867: Beaver 



— Wm. N. Kiester; W. Beaver — J. J. 
Mattern; Centre — Jacob Stock; Chap- 
man — Henry A. Boalich; Franklin, 
— Simon Rau; Jackson — Simon Erd- 
ley; Middleburg — Jacob Steininger; 
Middlecreek — Jacob Aurand; Monroe 
— -S. B. Schuck; Penn — John Hughes; 
Perry — Henry Fisher; W. Perry — 
John B. Snyder; Selinsgrove — Henry 
Huber; Washington — Henry Heim- 
bach. 

Dedication of new hall of Selins- 
grove Lodge. 

The Mifflinburg Telegraph of May 
9th says that Montgomery Van Val- 
zah, formerly of this place, and broth- 
er of Wm. VanValzah, of Lewisburg, 
was killed and scalped by the Indians, 
near Ft. Phil Kearney. He was a 
mail carrier and was on duty when 
killed. 

Died — On the 1st, in this borough, 
Caroline, infant daughter of A. K. and 
Amelia Gift, aged 1 mo. and 14 days; 
On the 8th inst., in Perry township, 
Catherine widow of Thomas Pries, 
aged 73 years; On the 9th inst., in 
Penn township, Rosina, widow of 
Samuel Boyer, aged 87 years; On the 
11th inst., in Penn Township, Eliza- 
beth Ulrich, aged 72 years. 

Wheat sold for $3.00 a bushel. 

Advertisements : Samuel Faust, 
Tailor, Selinsgrove; S. Wittenmyer, 
general store, Middleburg; Black 
Horse Hotel, Washington Twp., Fre- 
derick Reich, Prop.; Kerst & Heiling, 
chair Manufacturers, Selinsgrove; 
Beaver & Bros., Middleburg; B. T. 
Parks, Attorney, Middleburg. 

December 1867 

A lot near Susquehanna Female 
College, Selinsgrove, was sold for 
$1000. 

The early completion of the Mid- 
dlecreek Valley R. R. is assured. 

Mr. Tyson, one of the proprietors 
of the Miffiintown — Selinsgrove stage 
line fell down the stairway leading 
from the pavement to the basement 
of the Keystone Hotel, Selinsgrove. 

Advertisements: — W. F. Eckbert, 
general store, Selinsgrove; Moyer, 
Simpson & Co., consisting of the fol- 
lowing, C. A. Moyer, A. C. Simpson, 
Isaac C. Burns and Andrew J. Gross; 
Divorce notices, Peter B.