Pvt Valentine Ferst

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Pvt Valentine Ferst

  • Birth May 1844 Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 29 Aug 1900 Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 81667887

Valentine Ferst was born in Schuylkill Co., PA in May of 1844. In the 1860 Census - I find him as a Farm Hand on the John Batdorf Farm in Swarta Twp., Lebanon Co., PA. Valentine served in the Civil War - February 26, 1864 to May 11, 1865 with Company A, 93rd Pennylvania Infantry. He was discharged a year and a half later - due a leg injury. In August of 1866 - Valentine was wed to Miss Mary Margaret "Polly" Eckler at St. Peter's Luthern Church in Pine Grove. He was Twenty Two - she was Thirty years of age. Valentine and "Polly" lived among her family - helping to rear nieces and nephews. They had no children of their own. Valentine was laid to rest at the Old Manbeck Cemetery in Schuylkill Haven at the age of Forty Four - It is now known as Zion Evangelical Cemetery. Margaret "Polly" died seven years later in 1907 at the Pottsville Hospital. She was 81yrs 7mo & 6dys old. She is interred at the family cemetery - St. Peters Lutheran - in Pine Grove. Submitted by Great Niece - Anita (Eckler Family) Rodgers


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  • Maintained by: Anita Rodgers
  • Originally Created by: Neil D Scheidt
  • Added: 7 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81667887
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Valentine Ferst (May 1844–29 Aug 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81667887, citing Zion Evangelical Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Anita Rodgers (contributor 47042241) .