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born in Indiana Co., Pa., Aug 28, 1848. Her father, Wm. Cunningham is dec. He was wounded in battle in Wilderness and died on the battlefield. Her mother Catherine (Little) is also dec. Their domestic ties have been graced with these children, Harry C., Minnie V., Samuel E., Dwight L., William H., Katie E., Mary B. When war's grim visaged front burst upon the Nation, our subject was employed as a carpenter. He was enrolled as a private Aug 8, 1862, in Co. F, 133 Pa V.I. Dec 13, 1862, he was wounded in side and back at battle of Fredericksburg for which he received treatment in hospital four and a half months. In Feb., 1863, he was furloughed for sixty days and reported for duty at end of time. In the spring of 1863 he was detailed on duty in hospital at Washington for one month. He took part in the battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg and was honorably discharged at Harrisburg, Pa. May 26, 1863. His brother, Wm. Was wounded, Noah and Joshua served in the late war. Comrade Berkey is a member of James Post, he is an engineer and his address is Vintondale, Pa.


Was born in Ireland, Aug 13, 1834 and settled in Cambria Co., Pa. in 1853. In Aug, 1853, he was married in Johnstown, Pa. to Rosanna Collins, and their hearthstone has been graced with four children, Margaret, dec., William C., Anna E., and Peter, dec. His wife was born May 1, 1823 in Ireland and was a daughter of John and Margaret (Coonon) Collins. Aug 13, 1864 he enlisted in Co. D, 5th Pa. H.A. and served in the ranks of Uncle Sam until the close of that memorable conflict. He was employed as a cooper and was 30 years of age when he enlisted. Dec., 1864 he was captured by Mosby's men and was held in Libby prison for five months. He took active part in all engagements of his command when able and was honorably discharged June 30, 1865. Comrade Berry had served as councilman, and after a long and useful life passed away in Wilmore, Pa. May 22, 1887. His widow has a pension and her address is Wilmore, Pa.


Is of French extraction, his ancestor Amos having came from Bordeaux, France, in 1735, and settled in Portsmouth, N. H.; he was born in Wolfboro, N. H., July 5, 1844, and came to Cambria Co., Pa., in 1871; he is a son of Dr. Cyrus and Chrissa W. (Rowell) Blaisdell; he was married in Wilmore, Pa., to Catherine Miller in 1878. She was born there in 1854, a daughter of Joseph and Mary J. (Spielman) Miller, long ago numbered with the dead. Three children

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