You are here:   Cambria > Books > Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen > pg.1186
Cambria Header
Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen


charged at Harrisburg, Pa and re-enlisted Feb 26, 1864 in Co L, 11th Pa V.C. His list of active hostilities was Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Antietam, South Mt. Petersburg, Ream Station and several others. He was granted his honorable discharge Aug 13, 1865 at Fortress Monroe, Va. His brother, Samuel served in Co G, 11th Pa V. Cav. And was slightly wounded in battle. Comrade Arenture has been school director two years; he is a member of Fisher Post No. 30; he is a farmer by occupation and his post office address is Johnstown, Pa.


A native of Germany, was born in 1830, of parents, Frederick and Magdalene Baker, no longer living. In 1852 he was united in marriage in this country to Catherine Waltz, who was also a native of Germany, born in 1829. Her parents, George and Catherine (Harris) Waltz, are deceased. The offspring of this union is eight children, Andrew P., Mary E., John, Ella J., Anna E., George M., Catherine J., and Joseph T. When the war of the rebellion was inaugurated, he became impressed with a desire to take an active and leading part. He was 35 years of age and had been employed as a blacksmith when he was enrolled from Hollidaysburg. Pa as a private in Co. A 58th Pa V.I. He did not take part in any regular battles as his services consisted of scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty. Upon close of the war he was honorably discharged June 1865. His wife's brothers, Jacob and George, served in the late war. Comrade Baker passed to his reward in 1868. His widow has a pension and her address is Carrollton, Pa.


Was born in Carroll township, Pa. Aug 11, 1841 of parents, Joseph and Ann (Fagan) Bannan, deceased. He was married in Summit, Pa., May 1, 1868 to Maria L. McCloskey, who was born there June 30, 1842. Her father, Wm. McCloskey, is deceased but her mother, whose maiden name was Mary Webster, is still living aged 73 years. The offspring of this marriage is nine children, Mary C.G., Anna R., dec., Victor H., dec., Louisa V.C., Julia A.A.A., Regina M.L., Joseph A.Q., Lillie M.L., and Della B. Comrade Bannan was engaged as a blacksmith when the war broke out. He enlisted when 21 years of age as a private in Co. M 12th Pa Cavalry, July, 1863, and went through the entire service with the regiment, which has an enviable record. July 13, 1864 he was taken to hospital at Frederick City, where he was treated one month for pleurisy and inflammation of lungs; he was then transferred to Baltimore one month and Old-

Previous page Title Page Contents Image Next page

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2008
Copyright 2003, All Rights Reserved
Lynne Canterbury, Diann Olsen and contributors