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employed as a carpenter when he was enrolled Sept 19, 1864. He took part in some of the most hotly contested battles of war: Petersburg, Hatchers Run, Five Forks, Southside R.R., Jerusalem Plank Road, Yellow Tavern, Boyd Tavern Road, White Oak R.R., Weldon R.R. Raid and several others. He was honorably discharged May 31, 1865 at Harrisburg, Pa. His brother, Wm., served in the war and was slightly wounded in the face at Antietam. His uncle, John Walters, served in the Mexican War. His uncle, John Nagle served in the Black Hawk War; his uncle John Howell served in the late war. His father served in Militia. Comrade Coons is a member of McClosky Post, he is unable to work and resides near Loretto, Pa.
George and Louisa (Callap) Corner, deceased, are the parents of our subject, who was born in Bristol, England, Jan. 25, 1820. His mother lived to the advanced age of 91 years. He was wedded Feb. 12, 1847, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Jane Taylor, who was born May 25, 1828, in England. Her parents, also deceased, were James and Maria (Ebert) Taylor. The issue of this marriage is as follows: Louisa dec., George dec., Hannah dec., Sarah dec., Mary dec., Kate, Emma, Lottie dec., Harry dec., Elizabeth, Jesse, Amy D. dec., George A. and Maggie L. When the war cloud settled over our country and treason trailed our flag in the dust in the South, he enlisted July, 1863, from Harrisburg, Pa., then being 36 years of age; he was enrolled as a private in Co. A. 11 Pa. Cav., and in due time was made Corp. Nov., 1864, he was wounded at Green Castle in right arm by sabre; for this wound he was treated in a farm house a few days; he was honorably discharged Aug. 24, 1865, at Harpers Ferry, Va.; his wife's brothers, James, Thomas and Charles, all served in the late war. Comrade Corner has always been prominent in affairs of town and county; he has been postmaster; was appointed by county commissioners to see to the burial of old soldiers, and burgess two terms; he belongs to Emery Fisher Post No 30, he is employed in steel works and his address is Johnstown, Pa.
Was born in Miflin Co., Pa., Jan. 22, 1846, and was a son of James and Analiza (Russell) Couples, dec.; his wife's maiden name was Emma C. Shoff, and she was a daughter of George and Elizabeth (Davis) Shoff, dec. They were married in this county Feb. 20,