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1226 PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN.

SAMUEL E. GOOD

Was born in Cambria Co., Pa., Dec. 4, 1847, and was a son of David and Mary (Reffner) Good, both dec. He has been twice married. He was first married in 1867 in Indiana Co., Pa., to Mary J. Berkstressor, who was born in 1851, in Cambria Co., Pa. Her parents, no longer living, were Mary and Betty (Putt) Berkstressor, deceased. The issue of this marriage is as follows: Benj. F., Sarah T., Harvey A., Harry E., Clara dec., Jessie E., Esther G., Clarence W., Steven E., Charles E., Alonzo, and Rosa B. He was married secondly to Harriet A. Cunningham, by whom he had one daughter, Margaret. Comrade Good enlisted Aug., 1864, from Altoona, Pa., as a private in Co. A., 205 Pa. V. I., to help defend the flag of his country. In the spring of 1865, he was ill with fever and was cared for in hospital at City Point four weeks. He took active part in all the engagements of his command, and was honorably discharged June, 1865, at Harrisburg, Pa.; his half-brother, John Stewart, served in a Pa. Regt. during the late war. Comrade Good is a member of Wm. Conner Post 10, he is a farmer by occupation and his address is Grip. Pa.

D. G. GORMAN

Was born in Idaho, Armstrong Co., Pa., April 2, 1823, and was a son of David and Jane (George) Gorman, dec. His helpmate on life's journey was Christiana Fry, the nuptial knot being tied Oct. 14, 1845, in this country. She was born in Wheatfield Twp., this county, Oct. 10, 1827; her parents, both of whom have gone to their reward, were Daniel and Barbara (Kellar) Fry. The children that have blessed this marriage are, D. A., Jane E., Martha, Caroline, Mary C., William W., Lydia P., Nancy H., Sadie E., Henry J. and John W. Comrade Gorman was engaged in farming when the late war began. He was 41 years of age when he enlisted Aug. 25, 1864, at Indiana, Pa., as a private in Co. C, 206 Pa. V. I., 3d Brig., 1st Div., 24th A. C. Mr. D. G. Gorman was present at Lee's surrender; he was stricken with fever and ague just after Lee's surrender and was kept in hospital at Richmond till May 17, 1865, when he was honorably discharged by G. O. of W#. D. He helped build Ft. Brady, but did not take part in any battles as the service of this Regt. consisted of guard and garrison duty. In the spring of 1865 he was detailed on medical wagon and served in this capacity until the close of the war. He had two brothers who served their country in the hour of peril, James in 84 Pa. V. I., and Alexander was a member of the 206 Pa. V. I. His wife also had two brothers who served under the old flag, Samuel and John; the former was wounded in 2d Bull


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