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Biographical Sketch of George H. Moser

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now George H. Moser, a well known and successful homeopathic physician of Arcola, was born in Auburn, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, December 19, 1859, and is the son of John Moser, a native of the same state. His mother was Alvinia Hellig, who was a descendant of Quaker ancestry. The Moser family are descendants of the Dutch, whose lineage is traced back by some of the members to Daniel Moser, who made his settlement in Pennsylvania in the year 1799. Doctor Moser came west and early in life turned his attention to the study of medicine. After a thorough preparation he entered the Homeopathic Medical College of Missouri, at St. Louis, which is one of the leading medical institutions of the west, and was graduated with distinguished honors in the class of 1889-90. He immediately entered upon the practice of his profession at Belleville, Illinois, where he remained in active practice for two years. Then he removed to Bond County, where he was located until 1895, when, on the 12th of October, in the same year, he came to Arcola. He came here with a fixed purpose of making Arcola and vicinity his field of work, and time has proven that he has made no mistake in his location. He almost immediately got into a paying practice, and...

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Biography of George W. Deitzler, Gen.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Gen. George W. Deitzler, one of the famous “treason prisoners” to be taken from Lawrence to Lecompton, afterward prominent in the public affairs of the Territory and State of Kansas and prominent in the Civil war, was born at Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, November 30, 1826. He received a common school edncation and removed to Kansas, where he became one of the prominent figures of the free-state party. He was a delegate to the Topeka convention, and in May, 1856, was one of the seven men who were arrested at Lawrence and taken to Lecompton under guard of Federal troops. They were known as the “treason prisoners” and were kept in a prison camp for several months. During the winter of 1857-58 he was a member and speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives and was re-elected. Subsequently he was elected mayor of Lawrence, and also served as treasurer of the State University. At the outbreak of the Civil war he was made colonel of the First Kansas; was seriously wounded at the battle of Wilson’s Creek, in August, 1861, and never entirely recovered. He remained in the service, however, was promoted to brigadier general, but resigned in 1863. During Price’s raid he rendered great service in protecting the border. In 1864 he was commissioned...

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Biography of John D. Seltzer

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now John D. Seltzer, now living retired at Villa Grove, spent many useful and productive years in Champaign County. These years dealt pleasantly with him and in response to his energy and good judgment rewarded him with one of the finest farms in Raymond Township, which he still owns, and he is able to look back upon his past years with a great deal of satisfaction, born of practical achievement and the performance of the many duties that are assumed by public spirited citizens like Mr. Seltzer. He is of old Pennsylvania stock and was born in Schuylkill County of that state April 6, 1843. His parents, Michael and Mary (Fryer) Seltzer, were natives of the same county. His father was a farmer, later engaged in the hotel business and for nine years served as superintendent of the Alms House in Pennsylvania. Going west, he lived about three years in Kansas, and through the inducement of his son John finally located in Champaign County. He and his wife had seven children: Francis and Abraham, both deceased, were Union soldiers in the Civil War; Rebecca, now deceased; Charles, also a veteran of the Union Army; John D.; Amanda; and Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Borda, living in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. John D. Seltzer grew up in his native state,...

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Biography of James H. Riggs

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now JAMES H. RIGGS. – One of the capable and esteemed gentlemen of Union county is named at the head of this article and is deserving of representation in the history of his county, since he has labored here with assiduity and energy for the development of the county and its resources and has manifested meanwhile both ability, sagacity, and integrity in his endeavors, being one of the leading agriculturists of the county. Mr. Riggs was born in Roachdale, Lancashire, England, on December 18, 1837, being the son of Levi and Elizabeth (Standring) Riggs, natives also of England. The father was a manufacturer in England and the family came to this country in 1848, going to Pottsville, Pennsylvania, where they remained three years, then removed to Cincinnati, where the father continued until the date of his death. Our subject started for himself in 1859, crossing the plains to Utah and driving a freight team, and remaining in Cache county, Utah, until 1871, engaged in farming. Then he came to Union county, purchased a quarter-section on Pumpkin Ridge near Summerville, where he has engaged in farming since that time. In 1896 he turned this place over to his sons, remaining with them until 1897, when he moved to another place of one hundred and sixty acres two and...

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Biographical Sketch of Frederick Charles Deisher

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Deisher, Frederick Charles; master plumber; born, Pottsville, Pa., Jan. 31, 1873; son of Wm. E. and Jane E. Smith Deisher; educated, Cleveland schools; married, Mansfield, O., June 13, 1898, Josephine Schambs; three children; for eight years F. C. Deisher Plumbing & Heating, Incorporated, Feb. 28, 1913; pres. and mgr. The Deisher Plumbing & Heating Co.; F. & A. Masons; raised Iris Lodge, No. 229, Nov. 28, 1904; Exalted Cleveland Chapter, No. 148, Cleveland, March 9, 1906; created Knight Templar in Holyrood Commandery, No. 32, Cleveland, Dec. 20, 1906; created Grand Elect Mason, 14th degree, in Eliadah Lodge of Perfection, Feb. 28, 1908; created Prince of Jerusalem, 16th degree, Bahurim Council at Cleveland, March 11, 1908; created Knight of Rose Croix, 18th degree, in Ariel Chapter, Cleveland; created Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret, 32nd degree in Lake Erie Consistory, March 13, 1908; Al Koran Temple, AI Sirat Grotto, Cleveland Council, No. 36, Royal and Select...

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Biography of Charles Reynolds Love

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Charles Reynolds Love. A former Topeka citizen well remembered for his activity in business and his benevolence and splendid character was the late Charles Reynolds Love. Mr. Love came to Kansas a great many years ago, and spent many years in Topeka, where he died April 15, 1910. He was of an old and prominent Pennsylvania family and was born at Newcastle in that state August 23, 1848. His parents were John Brown and Maria (Chenoweth) Love, both natives of Pennsylvania. Maria Chenoweth was the daughter of Arthur and Maria (Reynolds) Chenoweth, both of whom were natives of Virginia. This branch of the Chenoweth family is descended in direct line from Oliver Cromwell. The Chenoweths were among the first settlers around Newcastle, Pennsylvania, and the old farm owned by the family included land on which the court-house now stands. The Chenoweth family has furnished many statesmen and makers of history all down the line. Charles R. Love had two brothers who saw active service in the Civil war. Alfred W., one of these brothers, is now deceased, and George Pearson lives in California. Alfred was in Sherman’s army, participated in the great Atlanta campaign and the march to the sea, having enlisted from Illinois. George Pearson ran away from home at the age of sixteen in...

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Tuscarora Tribe

Tuscarora Indians, Tuscarora Nation (Skurū’rěn’, ‘hemp gatherers,’ the Apocynum cunnabinum, or Indian hemp, being a plant of many uses among the Carolina Tuscarora; the native form of this appellative is impersonal, there being no expressed pronominal affix to indicate person, number, or gender). Formerly an important confederation of tribes, speaking languages cognate with those of the Iroquoian linguistic group, and dwelling, when first encountered, on the Roanoke, Neuse, Taw (Torhunta or Narhontes), and Pamlico Rivers., North Carolina.

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Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Census Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1790 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1820 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project Index Orwigsburg Borough Brunswick Manheim Township Pinegrove Township Lower Mahantango Township Upper Mahantango Township West Penn Township Rush, Union, and Schuylkill Townships Norwegian Township Hosted at Schuylkill County Archives & USGenWeb Archives Census Inventory Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project Census Inventory Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1830 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project Index Partial Eastern/Lower Mohantongo Eastern/Schuylkill Twp. Manheim Township Eastern-Barry Township Wayne Twp Pinegrove Twp Eastern/Rush Twp Eastern/Union Twp. Hosted...

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Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Schuylkill County PAGenWeb Project ST. John’s Cemetery, Tombstone Photos Cemeteries hosted at Schuylkill County Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, Frackville Bethany Methodist Cemetery Records Rush Twp. Charles Baber Pottsville – Partial listing Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville Christ’s Church (White Church) Rush Township Holy Trinity Ukrainian Greek Catholic Cemetery St. Clair Jacob’s Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove Township Kuhns and Keeny Cemetery, Swopes Valley Liberty Cemetery: Minersville Lithuanian Grand Duke Vytautas Society Cemetery Llewellyn Cemetery: Llewellyn, Branch Twp Misc Cemetery Records of soldiers Deitrich Surname: Oak Hill Cemetary (Mount Carmel) Odd Fellows Cemetery – Schoentown/Port Carbon Old St. George Cemetery, Shenandoah Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights Our Lady of Dawn (formerly Blessed Virgin) Cemetery Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights Outwood Cemetery, Pine Grove Township Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Philadelphia Sky View Cemetery, Hometown, Rush Township Sky Lawn Section Skyview Alpha Listing – PDF format St. Casimir’s, St. Clair St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery: Minersville Saint John’s United Church of Christ, Cemetery Records St. Joseph’s Cemetery: Mahanoy City area St. Michael’s Lutheran & Reformed...

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Biography of William Ernest Barker, M. D.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now William Ernest Barker, M. D. Prominent among the medical men of Southeastern Kansas is Dr. William Ernest Barker, who since 1881 has been engaged in practice at Chanute. During this long period of devotion to his profession he has built up a large and representative professional business, and is justly regarded in medical circles and by the general public as a thoroughly learned, skilled and reliable physician and surgeon. Doctor Barker is a native of Birmingham, England, and a son of William and Martha (Timmins) Barker. William Barker was born in England, served in the regular army during his youth, and became the owner of an iron works and of several iron and coal mines. Some years prior to the Civil war he came to the United States and located at Cleveland, Ohio, where he was foreman of an iron foundry until his death. His wife died in England, and had been the mother of four children: William Ernest; Mary Ann, of England, the widow of Alfred Bridle, a railroad man; Martha, who is the wife of Professor Crosby, of Paris, France; and Eli, a resident of Birmingham, England. William Ernest Barker received his early education in the Protestant schools of England, and after graduation from the high school commenced to read medicine, although at that...

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Biography of Richard Williams

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now He was County Commissioner of Ida County, Iowa, was born in Schuylkill Co., Pa., in 1845. He was the youngest child of Thomas and Margaret (Watters) Williams, natives of Cornwall, England. Richard was reared and educated in Jo Daviess Co., Illinois. In October 1864, he enlisted in Battery F, First Illinois Light Artillery, for one year, or during the war. He served principally with Battery I. He took part in the battles of Nashville, followed Hood to Eastport, Ms., where he was on garrison duty. He was honorably discharged at Chicago in August, 1865. Richard now resumed farming in Illinois. In 1868, he moved to Boone Co., Iowa, and engaged in farm labor, and assisted in building the Illinois Central railroad from Webster to Sioux City, Iowa. In May 1872, Richard married Angeline Ewer, a native of Wisconsin, a daughter of Ruel and Ellen (Wamsley) Ewer, natives of England. Richard and Angeline had eight children: T. F., Ellen, William H., Rosa, Albert Grant, Clara, Omer, and Charley. Mr. Williams was one of the earliest pioneers of Grant Township, there having been only one house between his home and Ida Grove when he located in Ida County. In 1875, Mr. Williams purchased 160 acres of raw prairie land in Grant Township, Ida County, and erected a one-story...

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