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Civil War Soldiers to be honored near Unityville

By Staff | Oct 2, 2012

Austin Puderbaugh (left) and Tony Fenstermaker learned they share surnames with Civil War soldiers interred in Jordan Township.

UNITYVILLE-A service of tribute honoring Civil War soldiers at the cemetery adjacent St. John Lutheran Church, Gordner’s Grove, will be held Saturday, October 13 at 3 p.m.

This being the 150th anniversary year of the Civil War, the East Lycoming Historical Society (ELHS) is hosting a service at one cemetery in each of the seven townships within the East Lycoming area.

While touring the ELHS museum recently, two local history students from Hughesville High School learned they share surnames with three of the soldiers interred at the Jordan Township Cemetery. With Lore in his linage, Austin Puderbaugh connects with Charles H. and William J. Lore. Tony Fenstermaker may claim Anthony J. Fenstermaker.

Other veterans from the war between the states at the site include Jacob Chamberlain, Joseph Crist, William Moser, Lyman Simons, Ellis Sones Phillip Watts and Jacob Webb.

This will be the society’s fourth gathering to which the public is cordially invited. Persons connected with the family names mentioned are especially encouraged to attend. To obtain or share information, phone Ann Hess at 584-3578.

As there is a pavilion nearby, the event will be held rain or shine. The cemetery is located at 68 Gordner Church, Unityville, PA 17774.