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Biographical and portrait cyclopedia of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania comprising a historical sketch of the county by Samuel T. Wiley ; together with about five hundred and fifty biographical sketches of the prominent men and leading citizens of the county online

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BIOGRAPH ICAL

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PORTRAIT

CYC LOPEDIA

OF

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY

PENNSYLVANIA

COMPRISING

A HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE COUNTY

By SAMUEL T. WILEY

AUTHOR OF HISTORIES OF NIAGARA COUNTY, NEW YORK; PRESTON AND MONONGALIA COUNTIES, WEST VIRGINIA;' ' ■ '

FAYETTE, WESTMORELAND, BLAIR, INDIANA AND ARMSTRONG COUNTIES, PENNSYLVANIA, ETC. "° a 3

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TOGETHER WITH ABOUT



FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE PROMINENT
MEN AND LEADING CITIZENS OF THE COUNTY



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PREFACE.



THE last written usually, though the
first read by most intelligent book-
men, is this page. Hence it is that authors
often use this privilege to fence against
adverse criticism, or apologize for errors
of omission or commission, singularly for-
getting the fact that nothing of man's crea-
tion is perfect, and that the dear critics are
not only busy pointing out the " Mistakes of
Moses," but are exploiting upon the faults of i

creation itself. We welcome them all, for !

!

doubters and critics we esteem the salt of |
every civilization, and we will rest content
that every person competent to know, after
even a superficial examination, will realize
that the whole has not been the work of " the
idle singer of an empty day."

The work is divided into two parts : His-
torical and Biographical, with a full analytical



Index, which will render easy reference not
only to each biography, but to every incident
of interest in the book.

In the Historical feature of the work, a
grouping of the main facts, and not an ex-
haustive history of the county, was attempted,
whilst in the Biographical feature, instead of
devoting large space to the men of pre-Revo-
lutionary times, it was intended to make this
a live Cyclopedia, which, while it preserves
much that is valuable in the past, will include
the men who are doing the work and mould-
ing the thought of the present time. This
work, we believe, will supply an invaluable
and useful means for establishing identity,
relationship, birth, official position, details as
to many military records and other important
data which are necessary to the making up
of family history.

The Publishers.



Table of Contents.



HISTORICAL



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A GRICULTURE, Statistics of, 199
Anthracite Coal, Discovery of

28 and 201

Agricultural Societies 202

THOROUGH History 154

Boroughs 155

Ashland 167

Auburn 177

Cressona 180

Delano 180

Frackville 179

Gilberton ... ... 176

Girardville 172

Gordon 178

Landingville 1 80

Mahanoy City 162

Middleport 178

Minersville 172

Mt. Carbon 1 79

New Philadelphia ... . 179

New Ringgold 178

Orwigsburg 170

Palo Alto 177

Pine Grove 176

Port Carbon 174

Port Clinton 179

Pottsville 155

St. Clair . 175

Schuylkill Haven .... 173

Shenandoah 165

Tamaqua 168

Tremont 1 75

Tower City 177

Yorkville 177



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/^IVIL Roster 37

Congressmen 37

Judges 37

Sheriffs 38

Prothonotaries 38

Treasurers 38

Commissioners 38

Registers of Wills, Clerk
of Orphans' Court and
County Recorder . . .

Recorders

Register of Wills and Clerk

of Orphans' Court
Clerk of the Courts
State Representatives
State Senators . . .

Civil War, The

Washington Artillery .
National Light Infantry
Officers and men of the Fifth
Pennsylvania from Schuyl-
kill county

Company C

Company E 53

Company F 53

Company I 53

Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania

Volunteers 54

Company B ........ 54

Company C 54

Company D 55

Company E 55

Company F 56

Company G 56

Company H 56



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Ninth Regiment Pennsylvania

Volunteers 57

Company H 57

Company K 57

Tenth Regiment Pennsylvania

Volunteers 5S

Company G 58

Scott's Rifles, of Tamaqua . . 58
Washington Light Infantry, of

Pine Grove 58

Fourteenth Regiment Pennsyl-
vania Volunteers .... 59
Company B (Lafayette Rifles) 59
Company B (Lafayette Rifles,

of St. Clair) 59

Sixteenth Regiment Pennsylva-
nia Volunteers 59

Company B 59

Company D 60

Company E 60

Company I 60

Schuylkill Guards, of Miners-
ville 61

Twenty-seventh Regiment P.

V. M 61

Twenty-seventh Regiment Pa.

Vols 61

Thirty-ninth Regiment P. V. M. 62
Fortieth Regiment — Eleventh

Reserves 62

Forty-eighth Pa. Vols 62

Company A 63

Company B 64

Company C 65

Company D 66

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Company E 67

Company F 68

Company G 69

Company H 70

Company I 72

Company K 73

Casualties in the Forty-eighth 74

Fiftieth Regiment Pa. Vols. . . 80

Company A 81

Company B 82

Company C 82

Casualties in the Fiftieth . . 83

Fifty-second Regiment Pa. Vols. 84

Fifty-third Regiment Pa. Vols. 85

Fifty-fifth Regiment Pa. Vols. 85

Company E 85

Casualties 85

Fifty-sixth Regiment Pa. Vols. 86

Company C 87

Company D 87

Company E 87

Company K 87

Casualties 87

Sixtieth Regiment — Third Cav-
alry 87

Company I 87

Sixty-fifth Regiment — Fifth Cav-
alry "... 88

Representatives from Schuylkill

county in

Sixty-Seventh Regiment . . S9

Seventieth Regiment ... 90

Seventy-fifth Regiment ... 91

Seventy-sixth Regiment . . 91

Eighty-first Regiment, Pa. Vol. 91

Eightieth Regiment 91

Company A 92

Company E 92

Company F 92

Company G 94

Company 1 94

Casualties 95

Eighty-ninth Regiment — Eighth

Cavalry 95

Ninety-Third Regiment, Pa. Vol 96

Ninety-sixth Regiment .... 96

Company A 97

Company B ...••• . 98

Company C 98

Company D 99

Company E 99

Company F 100

Company G 100

Company H 101



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Company I 101

Company K 102

Casualties 104

Ninety-ninth Regiment, Pa. Vol. 107
One Hundred and Fourth Regi-
ment, Pa. Vol 107

One Hundred and Seventh Regi-
ment, Pa. Vol 108

One hundred and Eighth Regi-
ment — Eleventh Cavalry . 108
One Hundred and Sixteenth

Regiment, Pa. Vol. . . . 109
Thirteenth Cavalry — Irish Dra-
goons . .

One Hundred and Twenty-
seventh Pa. Vol

Company K

One Hundred and Twenty-ninth
Regiment, Pa. Vol . . .

Company A

Company B

Company E

Company G

Company H

Casualties

One Hundred and Thirty-
seventh Pa. Vol

Company K

One Hundred and Fifty-first, Pa.

Vol

Company I . ,

One Hundred and Sixty-first .

Company A

Company B

One Hundred and Sixty-second

Company H

Company F

Casualties

One Hundred and Seventy-third
One Hundred and Eighty-
fourth, Pa. Vol

Company F

One Hundred and Ninety-
fourth, Pa. Vol

Two Hundred and Tenth, Pa.

Vol

Company E

Two Hundred and Fourteenth

Reg. Pa. Vol

Schuylkill men in other Regi-
ments

In the Navy

In Regiments not ascertained .
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Coal Trade, Growth of 48

Coal Production, Growth of . . . 44

Churches 147

County Seat, Removal of ... . 48

County Formation 30

Coal Developments, Recent . . 135

Coal Stage, Pioneer 43

T^ORGES and Furnaces, Early . 29

Frontier Forts 27

Flood of 1850 48

/^EOLOGY 19

^^^ Geography 17

Girard Coal Lands 201

IT ISTORICAL Sketch of

Schuylkill County . . 17-208

INDIANS 24

Indian Depredations .... 27

T ONG Strike, The 130

^~" Lumbering 29

ly/I EMBERS of the Bar . . . 40

*■**- Medical 147

Physicians, Registered . 147
Dentists " . 151
Veterinary Surgeons, Reg-
istered 151

Mound-builders 23

Mexican War 47

Roster Co. ''B" 47

Mollie Maguires 131

/T\RWIGSBURG 29

piKES 140

- 1 Postal 152

Political 151

Public Buildings 190

Court House 193

County Prison . . .... 193

Almshouse 194

Miners' Hospital 197

Press; The 154

Papers in the County .... 155

Pottsville Athenaeum 202

Pottsville Scientific Association 202

Pioneer Settlers ....... 25

p AILROADS 141



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C ECRET Societies . . . .153-200

*~^ Schools 143

Schuylkill Navigation 43

Statistics 197

Total Population 197

Minor Civil Divisions .... 197

Manufacturing 199

Agriculture 199

Taxation 200

Indebtedness 200

T^OPOGRAPHY 18

* Tory Path, The 28

Townships ... 180

Barry 180

Blythe '. 180

Branch 1S1

Butler 181



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Cass 182

East Brunswick 182

East Norwegian 183

East Union 183

Eldred 183

Foster 183

Frailey 183

Hegins 184

Hubley 184

Klein 184

Mahanoy 185

New Castle 185

North Manheim 186

North Union 186

Norwegian 186

Pine Grove 186

Porter 1S7

Rahn 187



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Reilly 187

Rush 188

Ryan . . . . • 188

Schuylkill 188

South Manheim 188

Tremont 188

Union 1 89

Upper Mahantongo 189

Washington 189

Wayne 189

West Mahanoy 190

West Brunswick 1 90

Walker 1 90

West Penn . . 190

T TNJON Canal 44

•\I JA.R of 1812 40



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BIOGRAPHICAL



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A UMAN, Samuel 254

**- Adam, John M 287

Aikman, James 387

Allison, Robert 395

Albright, Hiester S 421

Altstatt, Francis 481

Allen, Charles F 528

Atkins, William 584

Arters, Professor Charles D. . . . 599

Adams, George 680

Acker Charles R 747

DANNAN, Benjamin 213

Barlow, Ephraim 225

Brown, Col. David P 229

Binkley, Dr. George K 239

Bensinger, Charles 247

Brumm, Hon. Charles N 248

Brown, Albert E 252

Bartholomew, Hon. Lin 259

Bedford John W. . 266

Boyer, Dr. Francis W 272

Burke, Martin M 291

Bartholomew, Rev. Allen R. . . 295

Bast, Jeremiah F 302

Boone, Milton 312

Bretz, Henry W 314

Burnard, John H 322

Brown, David C 323

Baker, Emanuel H 355

Baily, Daniel 362

Becker, John F ^64

Brensinger, Aaron N. ... 365

Bell, Mayberry B 384

Broughall, William ' 389

Butz, Jonathan H 398

Basler, William 405

Bechtel, Francis W 411

Brode, Samuel 412

Bock, William A 418

Brown, Dr. George W 441

Beecher, J. William 456

Burchill, George 467

Buechley, William" 482



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Bechtel, Hon. O. P 484

Beck, Frederick . 497

Beck, Edward 499

Beck, William 499

Bossier, Alfred J 500

Beddall Family, The 506

Beddall, Samuel A 506

Beddall, George W 507

Beddall, Edward A 508

Beddall, Benjamin D 508

Beddall, Nathan W 50S

Becker, Emanuel K 511

Bordy, Albert 517

Birmingham, Patrick J 535

Bertolet, Benneville F 535

Boner, Nathan S 537

Bracey, Thomas 541

Brennan, Michael P 544

Bock, Paul 557

Bretz, George M 561

Bender, Frank C 564

Brown, George L 570

Brower, Hon. Calvin W 597

Boyer, Henry C 612

Boyer, Mahlon H 621

Beecher, Orson . , -. 625

Beresford, Rev. Father Philip F. . 631

Bergen, John 634

Brennan, Hon. James E 642

Bock, Rev. George M 652

Brown, P. J 658

Batdorff, Zechariah 661

Burkert, Elias P 672

Bradigan, John J 676

Bronson, Alfred F., M.D 689

Batdorff, Theodore F 690

Barlow, Daniel 704

Bleiler, Dr. Charles A 707

Barnhart, Captain Frank H. . . . 71S

Bechtel, John A 722

Brady, Dr. Sobieski H 735

Biddle, J. C, M.D 743



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r^ARTER, William H 240

-^ Callen, Dr. J. Spencer . . . 244

Comery, Andrew 261

Carey, Henry C 283

Carey, William H 315

dimming, Benjamin W 320

Cochran, James G 351

Coyle, Hon. John J 358

Coleman, Cornelius 379

Curran, John E 392

Coble, Dr. Jacob W 402-

Christ, Isaac S 406

Christian, Captain Daniel .... 430

Croxton, Thomas 464

Cole, William R 471

Carter, Frank 483

Callen, John Maurice 520

Cooper, Professor J. W 524

Connell, Phil. J 531

Conry, Hon. Patrick 609

Christ, John B 644

Conrey, Patrick, Sr 647

Carter, William J 701

Cochran, Andrew B 713

Cake, Professor J. J 724

Campbell, John 736

Coyle, John R 748



ryEFENDERFER, Geo. C.
■^ J ^ Drumheller, Jesse . . .

De Frehn, Joseph

Detweiler, Dr. Peter C. . . .

Davis, John J. ,

Dutfield, Joseph

Donaldson, Hon. William . .

Dechert, Dr. Daniel

Davies, William O

Dunkelberger, William C. . .
Doerflinger, Gustavus Adolphus

Downs, Thomas S

Dech, William J

Dreher, Dr. Chas. B

Derr, Prof. J. F., A. M. . . .
Dolan, Joseph



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Devlin, Michael 462

Donkin, Robert 465

Doyle, Thomas 491

Deihm, John R 581

Dobson, Oliver 586

Doyle, M. E 594

Drasher, Samuel 606

Dilfield, Elias 645

Doyle, Michael J 650

Dagget, Rev. Peter F 654

Deibert, Albert F 663

Dando, Mrs. Margaret 667

Deegan, James R 669

Daddow, Samuel Harries . . . 681

Depew, Joseph A 716

Dence, Hon. John X 730

Davis, John T 739

T7ISENHUTH, Andrew C. . . 307

Eckert, John L 333 j

Ehrhart, Professor Wm. N. . . . 377

Ebling, Robert 380 1

Ebert, John 399

Evans, Hon. Clay W 501 '

Eberle, Christian 522 '

Evans, Charles W., M.D. ... 586

Emrich, Elijah 69S

T7OWLER, Hon. Marmaduke P. 269

F Filbert, P. K., D.D.S. . . 285

Focht, Hon. James 285

Faust, Alexander S 294

Fegley, Perry W 370

Freeman, Lester A 372

Fogarty, Rev. P. F 390

Follvveiler, Hon. Warren T. . . 437

Frack, Samuel 450

Fisher, Rev. John J 490

Fligge, August 560

Flanagan, Peter 629

Fisher, Charles 65 1

Fitzpatrick, Thomas E 678

Faust, David 6S5

Foley, Thomas J 702

Francis, Abraham K 709

Felty, Aaron T 714

f~* REEN, Hon. David B. . . . 215

^-* Gaughan, Patrick J. . . . 256

Grover, Dr. William E 265

Gise, Prof. H. Day 347

Geary, Jos. W 354

Gus, Samuel 355

Gerber, George H 371

Gruhler, Rev. John 388



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Guss, Hon. Wallace 423

Griesbaum, Matthias 426

Goldsmith, George T 47S

Gray, Dr. James C 492

Click, Joseph Miller 514

Griffiths, Peter 539

Gilbert, Alfred 559

Guldin, Benjamin C, M.D. . . . 592

Gensemer, Daniel 610

Granger, Charles 635

Giles, Thomas 653

Gay, Samuel 657

Geier, Thomas 694

T T AYWOOD, Benjamin . . . 211

Higgins, Hon. Thomas J. 257

Heblich, Nicholas 272

Hoppes, Andrew 292

Holahan, Rev. James A 30S

Hendler, Captain Henry J. . . . 311

Hoffman, John P 313

Hamilton, George 331

Heebner Family, The 343

Heebner, Henry R 344

Heebner, George 344

Heebner, Dr. Thomas T. . . 345

Hill, William D 400

Heiser, Dr. Edward 408

Hock, Conrad ... . . 414

Hirsh, Robert H 419

Hummel, Levi ... .... 427

Hoy, Thomas 442

Henderson, Charles ... 45 1

Haupt Family, The 466

Hinterleitner, Rev. Gustavus Adolf,

D.D. . ■ 471

Heiming, David C 505

Hay, Rev. Edward G 529

Hack, William C 565

Helfrich, George H 56S

Humbert, William F 580

Hawk, Dr. William A 603

Hetherington, Jonathan .... 606

Hullihan, John 608

Hagenbucli, Charles C 616

Heintzelman, Robert W 629

Hewel, Joseph 631

Heil, Henry 633

Heaton, William H 637

Heberling, Simon P 657

Henry, Rev. Elias S 664

Ilermany, Dr. Phaon 679

Huber, Major Levi 683

Harris, Robert 686



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Hummel, Hon. Edward .... 703

Hosie, John H 706

Himmelberger, John H 718

Helms, Peter D 728

Hoffman, Dr. J. Louis 732

Harris, John P 735

Hughes, Francis Wade .... 750

T RISH, Guy C 290

Irish, George J 316

Israel, George M 538

JOHNSON, Elmer E 247

J Johnson, George W 263

Jungkurth, Henry G 519

Johnson, Josiah W 523

James, J. H 618

Jones, Arthur E 650

Jones, David E 673

Jones, William D 707

T7" ISTLER, Dr. John S. . . . 226

^ Kirk, Hon. S. C 237

Kline, David B 241

Keyser, Rev. Henry A., D.D. . . 264

King, Hon. Charles F 273

Knapp, John C 286

Kaiser, Nicholas 289

Koch, Richard Henry 336

Kimmel, William, 341

Kehler, J. K 357

Kriner, H. Wilson 386

Kulp, Frederick R 420

Kirlin, E. J 452

Kepner, W. Clinton 460

Klock, Dr. Henry A 504

Keim, Jeremiah B 542

Kessler, Peter 557

Kealy, James 578

Kecfer, Senator Luther R. . . . 5S2

Kuehn, William 591

Kaufman, Hon. Benjamin . . 602

Kaufman, Daniel E 614

Koerper, Peter, Jr 617

Kennedy, William } 649

Kear Family 666

Kear, William G 666

Kear, Richard C 667

Kear, Charles R 667

Kear, Edward G 668

Kear, Harrison A 668

Kear, Frank G 668

Keilman, Geo. W. ..'■•. 674

Kaercher, Franklin B 744



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Kaercher, George R 745

Kaercher, Franklin P 745

Kaercher, Samuel H 745

Kaercher, William H 745

Kaercher, Daniel W. ... 745

Kaercher, Edward E 746

T ANGTON, Dr. Daniel J. . . 26S

Lewis, Dr. Thomas . . . 293

Luther, Roland C 297

Lenker, Dr. Christian 309

Long, James H 332

Laubenstein, Levi 3S5

Lee, Ralph R 415

Leckie, William 473

Lytle, Nathaniel C 525

Litsch, Maurice 543

Lewis, William H 547

Losch, Hon. Samuel Alfred . . 549

Little, Dr. George 572

Littlehales, Robert 605

Lenarkiewicz. Father Joseph A. . 609

Lutz, Samuel 656

Lebo, Henry G 672

Leibensperger, Oscar P 675

Lutz, Willoughby 717

1V/T ATZ, William J 223

Morris, Ebenezer .... 235

Miller, Prof. Frank Seward . . . 235

Medlar, Valentine W 251

Miller, Alfred M 303

Moreton, Daniel D 31S

Monaghan, Hon. Bernard J. . . 321

Muldowney, Rev, |ohn P. . . . 324

Morgan, Hon. John W 329

Moyer, Francis 34O

Moyer, Solomon R 348

Miller, Preston . 356

Mortimer, Samuel M 360

McEIroy, Edward 37S

McGiul, Daniel 413

McGovern, Rev. Father Francis J. 425

Miller, Joseph 428

Moyer, Joseph W 435

Meek, Charles A 454

Matten, Dr. William A 461

Matten, Hon. Charles C 469

Mettam, Albert 476

McAdams, William 508

Maurer, James 513

McCullough, Rev. Father Peter . 521

Morrell, James 526

Marks, Rev. Charles A 526



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Mervine, Moses ........ 538

Mensch, Isaiah 545

McKeon, Hon. Francis .... 545

Munley, Michael E 546

Miller, Elias 552

Moody, William E 554

Marshall, David S., M.D. ... 555

Master, Milton H 566

Millington, Joseph T 573

Moore, Cyrus . « 577

Morris, David 592

Madison, James M 599

Murphy, Walter E 607

Murphy, T. J 620

McGettigan, Rev. Hugh J. . . . 623

McMurtrie, William 627

Martin, Smith 634

Maguire, John 636

Marks, John, . 640

Moore, Simon 648

McDonough, L. F 678

Mohan, Charles B 689

Moyer, Professor Charles H. . . 699

Martin, Dr. William John ... 727

McDevitt, Rev. Father John 731

M ICE, Hon. Decatur E. . . . 277

Nagle, General James . . 298

Nagle, Col. Daniel 300

Naus, John R 362

Neuser, David . 427

Ney, Henry J 429

rVllARA, Michael, 242

^O'Hara, Dr. Patrick H. . . 243

O'Reilly, Rev Father Henry F. . 304

O'Connor, Michael T 431

Oliver, William J 444

Orme, Seth 472

O'Connor, Jeremiah 530

O'Donnell, John 569

Owens, James 646

O'Connor, John J 725

pALMER, Dr. Charles T. . . 245

Pott, Benjamin 349

Potts, George H 374

Pleasants, Gen. Henry 398

Patterson, Joseph F 416

Patterson, Rurd 486

Patterson, Rev. Father C. F . . . 562

Prendergast, Martin 563

Powers, Rev. James F 590

Payne, Joseph M 693



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Parker, John W 695

Phillips, Capt. Edward J. . . 712

Phillips, Dr. Edwin F 738

Pershing, Judge Cyrus L 742

Potts, Hon. W. Ramsay 749



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UAIL, Dr. Charles Edward . 279
Ouail, Dr. Foster Koehler . 280



"O VON, Hon. John W. ... 217

Rosebcrry, John W. ... 221

Roseberry, George D 222

Reilly, Hon. James B 22S

Reinhold, Eli Spayd 255

Rausch, Livingston V 25S

Ryan, James W 269

Ryon, Hon. James 319

Reed, Elias E 324

Reilly, John A 332

Rich, Job . . 335

Rich, Isaac B 336

Roads, Jacob O 339

Rettig, Charles 361

Rickert, Col. Thomas H 368

Rentschler, Henry D., M.D. . . 369

Ryan, Dr. Michael, C 379

Roberts, Jacob 424

Reichley, Anthony J., Jr 450

Rosengarten, George 46S

Rohrheimer, Morris 477

Reese, J. W 479

Rooney, Rev. John J 480

Reynolds, John F 513

Reynolds, Michael J 514

Rasbridge, Robert B 546

Robertson, Andrew 551

Roberts, Robert W 574

Robenold, G. II., D.D.S 607

Reinhard, Bartolet S 614

Rowe, John 643

Rinck, James A 671

Raush, James 674

Rubrecht, James W 695

Rentz, Frank 705

Reilly, John W 737

OHEAFER, P. W 209

^ Straub, Dr. David W. . .". 227

Scheurman, Henry 250

Schrader, I. W 253

Seltzer, Albert W 274

Schalck, Adolph W 278

Scheifly, John 2SS

Spalding, Dr. S. C ...... . 305



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Stellwagon, William M 306

Shepherd, Watson F 317

Stoeffregen, Louis 326

Smith, Asa G. W 327

Smith, Benjamin J 331

Schmeltzer, Francis 334

Starr, Dr. Samuel E 377

Shepp, Daniel 382

Sharadin, Daniel 389

Sprenger, John A 391

Schirner, Dr. John C. F 393

Stein, William 409

Sterner, Charles E ' . . 421

Schum, Daniel ...... 430

Spiese, Franklin P 439

Salade, Dr. James W 443

Snyder, George W 457

Schmidt, G. Lorenz 461

Shumway, Channing 488

Sigfried, Gen. J. K 493

Shindel, Chas. S 510

Stichter, Valentine 518

Snyder, Henry R 520

Shoemaker, William II 533

Sanner, William S 541

Schwalm, Peter ...'..... 553

Spayd, Prof. H. H 575

Seltzer, Wesley A 578

Swayze, M. Alice, M.D 5S7

Shultz, Dr. David L 589

Stitzer, Capt. W. F 595

Smith, Heber B 596

Shadle, Joel 611

Schwenk, Wm. K 619

Spencer, William 622

Steel, Chas. E 624

Schomo, Dr. Cosmus S. W., . . 639

Stoffler, Joseph 642



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Shultz, William 659

Shaw, Sidney 662

Sechler, Rev. Nathan W 6S4

Sensel, John 685

Schlappich, Daniel T. . . . 688

Shoener, Hon. John T 691

Strauch, Augustus R 708

Stanton, Peter 710

Steel, Hon. J. Irvin 7 19

Stuart, Charles M 734

T^HOMPSON, Major Heber S. 2ly

Teter, George H 403

Toole, John J 432

Turner, Jesse 448

Turner, William W 449

Turner, Frank N 449

Taggart, David, M.D 470

Taylor, Benjamin T 491

Titman, Chas. E .574

Thornton, Michael 604

Toole, John 726

T TLMER, Jacob 367

Uniholtz, Augustus .... 417

T 7"EITH, John 296

Vetter, David 353

A17TIITNEY, William Lebbeus 216

Williams, Thomas T. . . 246

Whitehouse, W. John 260

Webb, John 264

Wilkinson, Levi J 267

Wadlinger, George J 275

Walker, Hon. Thomas H 2S1

Weber, Dr. Louis 284

Wiest, Dr. Harry G 325

Wiltrout, Charles 328



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Williams, John P 352

Williams, Wm. R 376

Wagner, Charles C 434

VVeldy, Henry A 438

Wagner, William C 435

Wetherill, Col. John M 458

Weiss, Prof. George W 474

Windsor, Wayle 477

Wetter, J. Frederick 482

Wagner, Captain Emil C 515

Whitaker, Professor Martin P . . 532

Whitaker, Piofessor Michael J . . 532

Whitfield, Rowland 567

Werntz, John F 580

Watson, Hon. Malachi C 600

Wilson, Dr. Robert B. . . . '. . 615

Wren, George H ■ . 625

Wilcox, Gordon H 655

Weissinger, L. W 670

Wolfe, George H 677

Wachter, August 697

Woll, Joseph 733

Waters, William, Sr 738

Waters, William, Jr 739

Wilhelm, William 746

"yODER, William L 224

* Yost, Daniel J 363

Yost, Israel 364

Yuung, John 403

Young, George H 463

Yeo, William J 630

Yuengling, Frederick G 740

7 1 M MERMAN, Rev. Isaac P . 236

Zimmerman, Henry .... 293

Zwiebel, Edward 425

Zerbey, J. H 503

Zimmerman, Lewis 559



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Albright, Hiester S 421

A Typical Coal Breaker 135

Barlow, Ephraim 225

Brumm, Hon. Charles N 248

Beddall, Samuel A 506

Beddall, George W » 507

Becker, Emanuel K 5 11

Birmingham, Patrick J 535

Brennan, Michael P 544

Boyer, Henry C 612

Batdorff, Theodore F 690

Barlow, Daniel 704

Biddle, j. C, M.D 743

Cochran, James G 351

Coyle, Hon. John J 358

Christ, Isaac S 406

Connell, Phil. J 531

Cochran, Andrew B 713

Dechert, Dr. Daniel 394

Doyle, M. E 594

Dagget, Rev. Peter F. . . . 654

Deegan, James R 669

Dence, Hon. John X 730

Fowler, Hon. Marmaduke P 269

Gruhler, Rev. John 388

Griffiths, Peter 539

Helfrich, George H 568

Hermany, Dr. Phaon 679

Huber, Major Levi 683

Hendler, Capt. Henry J 311

James, J. H '. 618

Kirk, Hon. S. C 237

Koch, Richard Henry 336

Klock, Dr. Henry A 504



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Keefer, Hon. Luther «R 582

Lewis, William H . 547

Losch, Hon. Samuel Alfred 549

Meek, Charles A 454

Matten, Hon. Charles C 469

McCullough, Rev. Father Peter 521

Marks, Rev. Charles A 526

McGettigan, Rev. Hugh J 623

Miners' Hospital 197

Nagle, Gen. James 298



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