John Bierer was born on 1 Jan 1823 in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA. He served in the military between 22 Apr 1861 and 1863 in Company G, Eighth Pennsylvania Reserves. Captain Bierer went out as first sergeant of Company G of the Eighth Pennsylvania Reserves, April 22, 1861, under Captain S. D. Oliphant, that being the first company to go out from this section. He helped organize Company K of the 12th Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery and served ten months a s its first lieutenant and was also captain of Company H of the 171st Pennsylvania. Captain Bierer’s sons, Major Everhart and Captain Daniel Bierer, were gallant officers of the “Fighting Tenth”, Regiment in the Philippines. Between 1867 and 1872 he was a Revenue Assessor in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA. He died on 28 Mar 1906 in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
Currently a resident of Burke, Virginia - I'm originally from the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have been a student of the Pennsylvania Reserves since 1997 and thoroughly enjoy telling their story. By trade I'm a former IT Professional but presently working as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service.