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duty to administer the oath of allegiance and spent seven months this way. He was promoted to Ord.- Sergt., and the following are his battles, Suffolk, Deserted Farm, Suno, Weldon R.R., Reams Station, and Petersburg. He was honorably discharged Aug. 27, 1864, at Jones Landing, Va. His brother James served in the war in 13 Pa. Cav. His wife's brother Joseph belonged to Co. G, 11 Pa. Cav. His grandfather served in the Revolutionary war. Comrade Russell may be addressed at Ebensburg, Pa., near which place he is successfully engaged in farming.

JOHN SCHIEFER,

A native of Germany, was born January, 1831, and was a son of Michael and Elizabeth Schiefer, no longer living. He was married in 1854 in Philadelphia, Pa., to Caroline Worth, who was of same nativity as her husband, born in September, 1836. They have reared 10 children, Harmon, Emma, John, Amanda, Ellsworth, Clara, Harvey, Ella, Nettie and Harry. Comrade Schiefer fought and suffered the hardships of army life as a soldier during the late war, being a private member of Co. F, 74 Pa. V.I., 6th A.C. He Had been engaged in farming when he was enrolled March, 1865, at the age of 34 years. He contracted rheumatism while in service, but refused to receive hospital treatment. Owing to the lateness of his enlistment, he was called into active service, but did onsiderable scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty. He was honorably discharged Aug. 28, 1865, at Clarksburg, W. Va. Comrade Schiefer is a member of Larimer Post 179, in which he has ably filled the offices of S.V.C. and J.V.C.; he is shoemaker by occupation and his address is Barnsboro, Pa.

THOMAS J. SEAMAN

Was born in Wilmore, Pa., March 18, 1840, of parents Samuel B. and Ann (Ansbaugh) Seaman, the latter only is living. Margaret C. Plotner became his companion on life's journey July 29, 1869, in Wilmore, Pa. She was born March, 1850, in Blair county, Pa., of Parents Henry and Rebecca (Bateman) Plotner, the latter surviving. Of this union were born the following children: Cora, Robert, Odell dec., Frank dec., Ursula dec., Thomas, Ethel, Norman and Homer. Comrade Seaman was employed as a blacksmith at the time of his enlistment, which occurred April 14, 1861, at Wilmore, Pa., as a private in Co. G, 10 Pa. V.I. April, 1863, he was wounded at Suffolk in knee, by piece of shell; at Blackwater, he received a gun-


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