Mathias P. Shafer, Co. F, 4th Pennsylvania Reserves

Mathias Phillips Shafer was born at the old homestead in Stroud township, May 28, 1840, and his boyhood was spent on the old farm. On May 11, 1861, at the call of Governor Curtin,...
Marshall H. Van Scoten

Marshall H. Van Scoten, Co. H, 4th Pennsylvania Reserves

Marshall H. Van Scoten, a justice of the peace and most successful pension attorney of Montrose, Susquehanna county, is descended on both sides from German ancestry. The Van Scoten family of New Jersey, from...

John B. Young, Co. H, 4th Pennsylvania Reserves

John B. Young, who was A member of Company H, Fourth Pennsylvania Reserves, was wounded in the seven days’ fight before Richmond in 1863, and confined in the hospital in Philadelphia, where he died, August 26, 1863. Our subject, Oliver H. Young, received his education in the public schools and at Montrose Academy. He learned the machinist trade, which he followed all through life until April, 1891.

Thomas J. Peck, Co. K, 4th Pennsylvania Reserves

THOMAS J. PECK. One of the oldest settlers of Platte township, Buffalo county, as well as one of the most prosperous citizens of the community where he lives, is Thomas J. Peck, the subject...

Philip F. Wall, Co. K, 4th Pennsylvania Reserves

Philip F. Wall (or Wahl) was one of the few non-native born members of Company K.  He, along with his twin brother Christopher, was born in the Hesse region of central Germany in January...

Elijah J. Smith, Co. K, 4th Pennsylvania Reserves

Elijah Jonathan Smith – who answered by his middle name - was born in the year 1835, probably in Schuylkill Township, Chester County, and was the second of five children born to Elijah and...

John W. Snyder, Co. K, 4th Pennsylvania Reserves

John Wesley Snyder, or Wesley, as he called himself, was the second of six children by Joseph and Elizabeth (Jacobs) Snyder, and was born in Charlestown Township on May 17, 1839.  As a boy...

Nelston T. Himes, Co. K, 4th Pennsylvania Reserves

Nelson T. Himes was born on October 15, 1840 at the family farm in West Pikeland Township, Chester County, and was the fourth child of Daniel and Martha (nee Talley) Hines.  He received his...

John Buckwalter, Co. K, 4th Pennsylvania Reserves

Almost nothing is known about John Buckwalter prior to his service in the Civil War.  He was likely born between 1842 and 1844, but the place of his birth and specifics of his family...

Benjamin H. Roberts, Co. K, 4th Pennsylvania Reserves

Benjamin H. RobertsThere is a strong possibility his middle name was Havard was born on October 8, 1842, in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County.  The oldest of ten children born to prominent Quakers William and...
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