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A son of Peter and Mary (Gallagher) Adams deceased was born in Cambria County, PA Oct 23, 1838. He has been twice married, his first union being with Lizzie Herbert, daughter of Peter Herbert, who was born in 1839 and passed to her reward in 1881. The children of this marriage are as follows: Peter, John A., Charles, Mary A., Joseph, Vincent and Margaret P. He was again married in 1883 in Hartsdale, PA to Elizabeth Hughes. She was born in Cambria County, PA in 1837. She was a daughter of Edward and Mary (Barry) Hughes, no longer living. During the Civil War, our subject's patriotism was shown in all loyal directions. He was engaged in farming when he enlisted in February, 1865 at the age of 25 years as a private in Company E, 104th PA V.I.; he was ill with general debility but did not enter the hospital. He took part in one battle, Bermuda Hundred, the remainder of his service consisted of scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty. He was honorably discharged Aug 25, 1865 at Portsmouth, VA. His wife's brother, P.F. Hughes, served in the late war. John and Bartholomew, brothers of his first wife were also in the service. Comrade Adams has been school director; he belongs to Col. Potts Post, No. 62; his occupation is that of farmer and his address is St. Augustine, PA.


Son of David and Sallie (Pedicord) Altimus, deceased, was born in Plumville, PA, Jan 9, 1833. His wife was born in Indiana county, PA Oct 22, 1842, and their marriage was consummated in that county Aug 23, 1860. Her name was Cordelia Wolf, and she was a daughter of Dearmin and Catherine Wolf, deceased. Of this union were born William, dec., Sallie A., John, dec., Nicholas A., Peter W., Alvin S., Katie B., Frank, Mary E., David, Edward, Alexander and Clara C. Comrade Altimus served his country faithfully and well during the late war of the Rebellion. He was 31 years of age when he was enrolled Sept 7, 1864 at Braddock Fields, PA as a private in Co F, 206th PA V.I. He was confined in a field hospital a few days. He took active part in all engagements of his command and was honorably discharged at Richmond, VA June 26, 1865. He passed away Nov 25, 1890, death resulting from a complication of diseases. His brothers, William and David, served in PA regiments. Comrade Altimus has been school director and overseer of the poor. His widow has a pension and her address is Glenglade, PA.

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