David Shoemaker was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, in 1828; moved to
Armstrong county, Pennsylvanian, 1844; is of German descent.
James Hielman [sic], a son of Jacob Hielman [sic], of Germany. James H. was
born on his present farm in 1829.
Isaac Hielman [sic]. Son of Daniel Hielman [sic]. Who died in this county
in 1832. Isaac was born in 1821; now lives on the same place where born; is of
Jacob H. Schall enlisted August 24, 1864, in the 6th Heavy Pa.
Art., Co. M, discharged July 3, 1865, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at close of
Benjamin Evans enlisted August 9, 1862, in Co. C, 139th Pa
Vols.; discharged on June 21, 1865, at Washington, District of Columbia;
received a severe wound in left wrist at battle of Wilderness; was taken
prisoner at Fredericksburg on May 8, 1864, and lay five months in rebel prison
at Richmond, Virginia, when he was exchanged.
Charles Nichols enlisted August 18, 1862, in Co. K, 155th regt.
Pa. Vol. Inf., in Pine township; discharged June 2, 1865, at Washington,
District of Columbia; served the entire time in the army of the Potomac in the
William H. Barnett enlisted September 7, 1863, Co. H, 6th regt.
U. S. A.; discharged May 29, 1865.
Josiah J. Shaffer, son of Philip and Susanah Shaffer, was born in
Kittanning township July 25, 1838; taught school ten years, and is postmaster
and merchant at Blanket Hill.
William K. Gibson enlisted August 29, 1861, in Co. A, 78th Pa.
Vol. Inf; discharged October 12, 1864; laid in the hospital at Bridgeport,
Alabama, six weeks with smallpox, from which he has never fully recovered.
Solomon S. Peters enlisted September 1, 1862, at Brady's Bend, in Co. C,
139th regt. Pa. Vols.; discharged June 6, 1865, at West Chester,
Philadelphia; lost leg at the battle of Fisher Hill, Wet Georgia, by fragment
of a shell.
John Brice enlisted in Co. H, 6th regt., in July, 1863, was
killed in battle in from of Petersburg, Virginia, June 4, 1864; went from
Templeton, Armstrong county, Pennsylvania.
Peter Brice enlisted in Co. H, 6th regt., July, 1863; was killed
at Dead Bottom, Virginia, same year.
J. J. Shaeffor [sic] was enlisted February 23, 1864, Co. D, 112th
Pa. Vols.; discharged January 22, 1866; was slightly wounded in hand at
Chaparis farm, Virginia, October 29, 1864.