|Birth: ||Feb. 5, 1834|
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 1906|
Alfred Corl, age 72 years, passed away in Marysville following ill health for a number of years.
He was born in Lebanon County, Pa. where he married his wife Rosanna, and settled in North Annville Township, Lebanon County, Pa. He entered the war leaving Rosanna and three children, Ellen, Aaron and Sara in Annville Twp. He was a member of he Company F, 173rd, Pennsylvania Vol. He entered Ocober 29th, 1862 and discharged on August 17th, 1863. It is unknown what he did but he reenlisted on September 9, 1864 and was then discharged on June 3rd, 1865. During the time between enlistments another son was born, Alfred A. Corl.
He saw action in the battles around Petersburg, Virginia and lost his Company Commander, Capt. Prosper Dalien in the retaking of Ft. Steadman.
Upon his discharge with the rank of 2nd Lieutanant, he moved his wife and four children to Marysville, Perry County, Pa. apparently to work on the railroad. He found a job as a car inspector with the Northern Central Railroad. The Northern Central was building a rail yard in Marysville at the time.
Alfred wasn't idle in his days. He with other families in Marysville founded Zion Lutheran Church.
Tragedy struck the Corl family in 1869 and 1870. In 1869 Alfred A. Corl died of unknown causes. In 1870 Sara Corl age 13 was sleeping in bed on a June night during a thunder storm. Lightning struck the peak of the roof and traveled through the wall and entered her bed, going through Sara. From the news story in the Harrisburg Telegraph she lasted about four hours before passing away.
It wasn't all tragedy though, since Prosper Dalien Corl and Harry Luther Corl were born before 1870.
Little is known about how Alfred lived during his middle years in Marysville.
He did make the news for a few things. He had a pet groundhog under his summer kitched which he fed on occasion. The neighbors and Alfred watched for the pet when he hibernated in November. They say "Bob" in may and it made the papers. He was "a little thin but none the worse for ware."
Alfred lived until 1906 and was in ill health the last few years. Surviving were William David Corl,bron in 1872, the only one that stayed in Marysville. Harry Luther, of Harrisburg (my great-grandfather) Aaron of Steelton, Ellen Corl Kautz of Hummelstown. He was predeceased by his wife, Rosanna, who died in 1895, Alfred and Sara who died in 1869 and 1870, Prosper Dalien Corl who died in 1888, and Lucy Corl Prom Try, who died in 1906 or 7.
In his will he left an extra $50 dollars to Lucy when he wrote it in 1904 because she stayed at home and took care of Alfred during his illness. It was discovered that she died in Lynch Station, Virginia. So her share of the estate was put in trust to Harrisburg Trust Company until her two young daughters reached the age of majority or got married.
Alfred led a Christian Life and was active in the Zion Lutheran Church. It is said that one of the stained glass windows was bought by him and carries his and Rosanna's name.
He was the founder of one branch of Corls in the Harrisburg Area. There are other Corls in the Harrisburg Cemeteries.
Rosanna Maria Black Corl (1837 - 1896)
Ellen R. Corl Kautz (1856 - 1924)*
Sarah A. Corl (1857 - 1870)*
Alfred A. Corl (1862 - 1869)*
Prosper Dalien Corl (1866 - 1888)*
Harry Luther Corl (1868 - 1926)*
William David Corl (1870 - 1935)*
Chestnut Grove Cemetery
Created by: Bill Corl
Record added: Mar 29, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8573948