|Birth: ||Jul. 3, 1830|
|Death: ||Apr. 21, 1863|
The son of George & Elizabeth (Wilson) Houenstine (often spelled "Howenstine," no doubt indicating its pronunciation), he married Mary E. Duffield February 28, 1860, in Millerstown, Perry County; children: Anna Laura (b. 11/05/61 - married a Fickes) and Clara Elizabeth (b. 01/21/63). In 1860, he was a carpenter living in Tuscarora Township, Perry County, and stood 5' 11" tall with light hair and blue eyes.
A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Newport, Perry County, August 6, 1862, and mustered into federal service at Harrisburg August 13 as a private with Co. I, 133rd Pennsylvania Infantry. He fell ill "with a cold" after the battle of Fredericksburg that turned into a major pulmonary disease (possibly pneumonia) and never returned to duty. He received a discharge by surgeon's certificate March 21, 1863, at Camp Humphreys.
Returning home "by stage . . . too weak to walk," he was confined to bed and died shortly thereafter, forcing Mary to send her daughters to live in an orphanage. Mary married George W. Lobaugh in Altoona, Blair County, in 1868 but was widowed again in 1889.
Mary E Duffield Houenstine Lobaugh (1843 - 1911)*
Laura Houenstine Fickes (1862 - 1949)*
Carrie E Houenstine Donnally (1863 - 1954)*
Bull Hill Cemetery
Created by: KTC
Record added: Oct 29, 2007
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