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Pvt Peter Dell

  • Birth 2 Feb 1842 Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 22 Oct 1929 Duncansville, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Duncansville, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot S1, C, 9, 6 - 040 02
  • Memorial ID 30300614

Husband of Hannah E, Pvt Co E, 125th PA Inf, Civil War


VETERAN EXPIRES IN HIS 88TH YEAR

Peter Dell, Lifelong Resident of Blair County and One of Five Brothers in Union Army, Is Dead

Peter Dell, one of the few remaining veterans of the Civil war in Blair county and last but one in Duncansville, died at his home a 536 Third avenue, Duncansville, last night at 9.10 o'clock, death being attributed to complications incident to advanced age. He had been in failing health for two years, having suffered a fall from a chair, receiving injuries that kept him pretty close to his home since.

Mr. Dell was born in Springfield Furnace, Feb 2, 1842, the son of Henry and Mar Dell. He grew to manhood in the Clover Creek section and during the Civil war enlisted in company E, 25th regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, under the late Captain William McGraw of East Freedom. He served with distinction throughout his enlistment and was engaged in the battles at Antietam, Chancellorsville, and many other hard fought battles in the south. Five brothers in the Dell family served with distinction in the Union army during the conflict.

Upon his return from his first enlistment, Peter Dell suffered an injury to a foot which kept him from reenlisting for the remainder of the war. On Jan. 27, 1864, Peter Dell and Hannah Shade were united in marriage and to this union children were born, four of whom with Mrs. Dell, survive. They are Mrs. R. E. Harris and Mrs. S. D. Wilt of Duncansville, Mrs. Lizzie Adams of Burns Crossing, Elinas M. Dell of Cross Keys, and one sister, Mrs. Eliza Bartlebaugh of Roaring Spring and twenty-eight
grandchildren, fifty great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Dell resided in Cross Keys, Eldorado and Canan Station most of his life, being engaged before his retirement in farming and railroad work and for the past eleven years resided in Duncansville, where he was well known. He was an interesting conversationalist and watched with interest the various modes of travel from the old canal boat to the airplane, all of which he had ridden, with the exception of the latter.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock, in the Carson Valley Church of the Brethren, of which he was a member. Interment will be made in the Carson Valley Cemetery.

September 23, 1929




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  • Maintained by: Sky
  • Originally Created by: jbowers
  • Added: 4 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30300614
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Peter Dell (2 Feb 1842–22 Oct 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30300614, citing Carson Valley Cemetery, Duncansville, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Sky (contributor 47004249) .