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Transcribed from the Johnstown Tribune May 19, 1908
Note: This article lists veteran burials in over 70 cemeteries. Each cemetery is listed on a separate page (links below article).
In accordance with the Tribune's custom, it here presents its yearly
roster of the honored soldier dead whose graves in the cemeteries
indicated will be visited by comrades of the Grand Army of the Republic on
Memorial Day and marked with flags and decked with flowers. First is given
a list of soldiers who have died during the past twelve months, with the
date of death and place of burial, following it are the cemeteries under
the jurisdiction of Emory Fisher Post 30, G. A. R. and then those of
During the past twelve months forty-one Civil War veterans and two
Spanish-American War veterans have died in Johnstown and other places in
Cambria County, together with several veterans in Conemaugh, Jenner, and
Paint townships, in Somerset County. The two Spanish-American War veterans
were John Wesley Clinger, who was a private in Company H., Fifth
Pennsylvania Volunteers and Capt. C. H. Hayden who was in the foreign
Looks After 900 Graves.
Of the number of veterans who passed away in Johnstown since last
Memorial Day, almost half of them repose in Grand-View Cemetery, where
their graves will be marked by details from Emory Fisher Post 30, G. A.
R., which organization will also have charge of decorating the five new
soldiers' graves in Sandyvale Cemetery. In these two cemeteries alone
there are in the neighborhood of 525 soldiers, including a few veterans of
the War of 1812, some Mexican War veterans and some Spanish-American War
veterans. The great majority were Civil War veterans. Besides these two
cemeteries, Emory Fisher Post will have charge of decorating the graves in
other cemeteries in Johnstown and vacinity and some in Somerset and
Indiana counties, making a total of about 900 soldiers dead. A
Revolutionary soldier is buried in the old Union Cemetery at the foot of
John Butler, James Glass, and Watson Stewart, veterans of the Civil
War, perished in the Great Flood of 1889 and no record has ever been made
of the recovery of their remains. It is thought they repose in the Unknown
Plot in Grand-View Cemetery.
The remains of George M. Hess and those of John H. Lenhart were
during the past twelve months transferred from Sandyvale to Grand-View
Died During the Year.
Daniel R. Brubaker, died in the First Ward May 21, 1907; buried in
William Hoffman, died in Rosedale Borough June 23, 1907; buried in
Lower Yoder Cemetery.
Capt. Thomas Davis, died at Ebensburg, July 6, 1907; buried in Lloyd
Jacob Wible, died in Paint Township, Somerset County, July 9, 1907;
buried in St. Thomas' Cemetery.
Edward Connery, Sr., died in the Ninth Ward July 16, 1907: buried in
St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Geistown.
Isaac Berringer, died in the Fourteenth Ward July 31, 1907 buried in
Oliver Clark, died at the Memorial Hospital August 9, 1907; buried
in Grand-View Cemetery.
Levi R. Brailler, died in Dale Borough, August 20, 1907; buried in
Capt. C. H. Hayden, of the Spanish-American War, died at the
Memorial Hospital September 6, 1907; remains taken to Uniontown for
Martin Funk, died in South Fork September 17 1907; buried in South
Amos Peters died in Rosedale Borough September 28, 1907; buried in
William Walker, died in the Sixth Ward, October 8, 1907; buried in
James L. Sensebaugh, died near Mineral Point October 14, 1907;
buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
John Wesley Clinger died in the Eighth Ward November 20, 1907;
buried in Sandyvale Cemetery.
Henry Funk, died at the Memorial Hospital November 24, 1907; buried
in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Bernard Riley died in the Thirteenth Ward September 3, 1907; buried
in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Geistown.
Samuel Pittman, died in the Seventh Ward November 25, 1907; buried
in Headrick's Cemetery.
John Hollfelder died in the Seventh Ward November 30, 1907; buried
in Sandyvale Cemetery.
Daniel Dillinger died at South Fork November 30, 1907; buried in
South Fork Cemetery.
William H. Humphreys died in Cambria Township, this county, December
8, 1907; buried in Lloyd Cemetery, Ebensburg.
Joseph J. Mangus died near Saltsburg, Indiana County, December 15,
1907; buried in Grand-View Cemetery.
John D. Knoll, killed by an engine in the Cambria Steel Company's
yard December 20, 1907; buried in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Geistown.
George Decker, died at the Memorial Hospital December 27, 1907;
buried in Grand-View Cemetery.
Jacob R. Sharretts, died in the Fifth Ward December 28, 1907; buried
in Grand-View Cemetery.
Philip Bender, died at Salix December 30, 1907; buried at Salix,
John Anderson Munson, died in East End, Pittsburg, January 14, 1908;
buried in Grand-View Cemetery
Daniel W. Young, died in Morrellville February 1, 1908: buried in
Philip H. Jones, died at Vintondale January 21, 1908; buried near
Charles B. Litzinger, died in the Ninth Ward February 9, 1908;
buried in Grand-View Cemetery.
Archibald M. Patterson, died at the Memorial Hospital February 11,
1908; buried in Headrick's Cemetery.
William L. Bricker, found dead in bed at the home of his
daughter-in-law in the Ninth Ward, this city; remains taken to Huntingdon
County for interment.
Jonathan Zimmerman, died in the Seventh Ward March 1, 1908; buried
in Grand-View Cemetery.
Thomas Potts, died in the Second Ward March 14, 1908; buried in
Samuel H. Williamson, died in a Pittsburg hospital April 3 (8?),
1908; buried in Grand-View Cemetery.
John Yoder, died in Morrellville April 7, 1908; remains taken to
Jerome, Somerset County, for interment.
David Callihan, died in the Fourth Ward April 7, 1908; buried in
Samuel Naylor, died in National Military Home, Erie, Pa., April 19,
1908, buried in Bennshoff's Cemetery.
Thomas J. Hughes, died in Ebensburg March 24, 1908; buried in Lloyd
John Cooper, died in the First Ward April 23, 1908; buried in
E. W. Davis died in Franklin Borough April 23, 1908; buried in
Mangus Hipp, died in the Ninth Ward May 13, 1908; buried in St.
Joseph's German Catholic Cemetery, Geistown.
Levi Foust, died in the Sixth Ward May 13, 1908; buried in
John Lehman, died in Somerset County December 29, 1907; buried in
New burials made at Carrolltown since last Memorial Day; Patrick G.
Shannon, Leo Parrish, and John Saltsgiver.
WHERE SLEEP THE BRAVE SOLDIER DEAD -- Listed Cemeteries
Keywords/Tags: John Wesley Clinger, C. H. Hayden, George M. Hess, John H. Lenhart,Daniel R. Brubaker, William Hoffman, Thomas Davis, Jacob Wible, Edward Connery Sr., Isaac Berringer, Oliver Clark, Levi R. Brailler, Capt. C. H. Hayden, Martin Funk, Amos Peters, William Walker, James L. Sensebaugh, John Wesley Clinger, Henry Funk, Bernard Riley, Samuel Pittman, John Hollfelder, Daniel Dillinger, William H. Humphreys, Joseph J. Mangus, John D. Knoll, George Decker, Jacob R. Sharretts, Philip Bender, John Anderson Munson, Daniel W. Young, Philip H. Jones, Charles B. Litzinger, Archibald M. Patterson, William L. Bricker, Jonathan Zimmerman, Thomas Potts, Samuel H. Williamson, John Yoder, Jerome David Callihan, Samuel Naylor, Thomas J. Hughes, John Cooper, E. W. Davis, Mangus Hipp, Levi Foust, John Lehman, Patrick G. Shannon, Leo Parrish, John Saltsgiver, Sandyvale Cemetery, Grand View Cemetery, Lower Yoder Cemetery, Lloyd Cemetery, St. Thomas' Cemetery, St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Headrick's Cemetery, South Fork Cemetery, Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Bennshoff's Cemetery, St. Joseph's German Catholic Cemetery, Custer's Cemetery, Emory Fisher Post 30, G. A. R., Company H, Fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Civil War, Spanish-American War, Johnstown, Ebensburg, Geistown, Dale Borough, Cambria Township, South Fork, Rosedale Borough, Mineral Point, Salix, Morrellville, Vintondale, Franklin Borough, Carrolltown, Cambria County, Conemaugh Township, Jenner Township, Paint Township, Somerset County, Saltsburg, Indiana County, National Military Home, Erie, Johnstown Tribune