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Donald Coho (#47638302)
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Bio Photo There is only one tragedy worse than the burial of a fallen hero in an unknown grave. Some heroes are known at the time of interment, but due to erosion and neglect, become unknown at a later date. We cannot permit this to occur.

Legible headstones are best. Next best are precise GPS coordinates, taken at the center of the grave.
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Albert Ledoux
RE: Simon B @ St Marys
I've been working for the last hour or more on figuring out something on James Benden, whom you have buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery. I agree that he most likely is there, accompanied by his unmarried brother William. Problem is ... no stones! Mama has one, though, 137345425, and so does Elizabeth 137346625. Various Ancestry Pubic Tree folks make the assertion that James died in 1880, but his medical exams in his pension envelope run at least through April 22, 1891.
Added by Albert Ledoux on Dec 15, 2014 8:34 PM
Sandra O'Rorke
David Stevens
Thanks for your suggestion for Mr. Steven's memorial page. Done!
Added by Sandra O'Rorke on Oct 24, 2014 6:01 PM
RE: 125th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
Thank you for your kind words. The Riverview project has been very successful as I have heard from many sharing the same sentiments you shared. Your project sounds very interesting too - putting together a piece of our nations past. I just added a photo to John Shriner, Co F 125 PVI. Wish we were able to read all stones, but many are damaged, missing, or just unreadable due to environmental conditions.
Added by lolo1951 on Oct 04, 2014 7:37 AM
J. Schreckenhurst
I just noticed in my previous email the I sent regarding John Schreckenhurst that there is a typographical error. I mentioned two census records. The first was 1850; the second should read 1860. Would you please correct this.

Thank you,

Added by Jackie on Jul 16, 2014 5:07 AM
Albert Ledoux
RE: Cambrians and Co K
Howzabout you send me a message directly at

I just located relevant factoids on Conway and McClarey. Am still going through my box of pension abstracts.
Added by Albert Ledoux on Jul 14, 2014 4:35 PM
Albert Ledoux
RE: RE:Josiah Lingenfelter
You can move George Rickard from being a "candidate" to being a member of K-125. The tombstone pic I posted proves it.

As for Michael McDermitt in your candidate list, he was the uncle of the young man whose stone we recently located.
Added by Albert Ledoux on Jul 14, 2014 1:00 PM
Albert Ledoux
RE: 125th PVI Virt Cem
I found your correct Josiah Lingenfelter. Like many other men of the 125th, he subsequently enlisted in the 55th PA (Feb. 1864) when the recruiter came through the area to replenish the ranks. Anyhow, his Findagrave # is 132795770
Added by Albert Ledoux on Jul 14, 2014 8:17 AM
Albert Ledoux
RE: 125th PVI Virt Cem
Just got back from Virginia and a tour of the CW battlefields from Richmond to Petersburg. I'm afraid I wouldn't know enough beyond the pension notes to suggest burial places in a general sort of way. What I can do, time permitting, is to go through my box of notes and check to see which men have firm dates and places of death. Amy discrepancies I could pass along.
Added by Albert Ledoux on Jul 13, 2014 4:11 PM
J. Schreckenhurst
An email friend and I have been researching the Schreckengast family. This surname is spelled in various ways. We have ancestors who lived in the Lebanon/Dauphin County, PA area and think the J. Schreckenhurst buried in the Harrisburg Cemetery is actually John Shreckengast. He was a private in Co. D, Reg. 93, which was from Lebanon County. Although I haven't seen the acutual pension files, his military record states that his widow was Mary. This particular John Shreckengast had several children--one Samuel who we believe died about 1863. We believe this is the child buried with the J. Schreckenhurst. His wife's maiden name was Mary Books. Census records show that the couple in 1850 lived in East Hanover, Lebanon County, PA; in 1850, they lived in West Hanover, Dauphin County, PA. We found no 1870 Census record, but later records showed that she was a widow and lived in Harrisburg.

Unless you are sure that his soldier was Jacob, out evidence strongly suggests that his given name was John.

Added by Jackie on Jul 13, 2014 6:43 AM
Albert Ledoux
RE: McDermitt in St Augustine
I've been to the PA-125 monument many a time, the last time with a family of Demetrius Augustine McCloskey's descendants in tow. Michael Augustine McDermitt was the first cousin of a McDermitt ancestor of some parishioners back in the 1990s. Got them to behind Dunker Church too.
I went through my box of 1,000+Cambria County CW pension abstracts (done by me in the 1990s) and saw you had caught every last one of the 125th men. There's a potential ID problem with Josiah Lingenfelter, however. His pension says he died June 13, 1899. Findagrave lists such a candidate in Claysburg, Blair County, PA. I should be down that way in a couple of weeks and will bring along the camera. You might need to unhook your Josiah and attach a new one!
Added by Albert Ledoux on Jul 06, 2014 5:11 PM
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