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battle of Deep Bottom, besides several skirmishes, and was honorably discharged July 15, 1865, at Harrisburg, Pa. His brothers, John and William served in the war, as did his wife's brother George. Comrade Dysert has been councilman and he resides in Johnstown.


Was born in Loretto, Pa., in 1846, and was a son of Francis J. Eberly, deceased, and Mary (Miller), who is still living, aged 78 years. He was happily married May 18, 1885, in Loretto, Pa., to Emma Glass, who was born in this county in 1864. Her parents, no longer living, were William and Sarah (McMullen) Glass. Three children have blessed this marriage, Caroline, Paul and Jermain. When the war of the Rebellion was inaugurated,, he became impressed with a desire to take an active and leading part; he was 17 years of age when he was enrolled from Hollidaysburg, Pa., April 19, 1864, as a private in Co. G, 12th Pa. V. Can. In the spring of 1865 he was confined in hospital at Baltimore, Md., one week, and Philadelphia, Pa., two months, with liver trouble. In the spring of 1865 he was furloughed for twenty days and returned to hospital at end of time. He was a participant in several battles and was honorably discharged in the spring of 1865 at Philadelphia, Pa. After the war he was a teamster and farmer; in 1882 he embarked in the mercantile business which he was successfully conducted ever since.


Was born in Westmoreland county, Pa., March 10, 1844, of parents, Gen. Eckenrod, deceased, and Ann (Moreland), who still survives and resides in Gallitzin. He was married to Monica Stoy June 21, 1870, in Loretto, Pa., who was a native of Cambria county, Pa., where she was born April 14, 1846. Her father, Samuel Stoy, is deceased, but her mother, whose maiden name was Anna J. Douglas, is still living. The offspring of this marriage is seven children, Gertrude, Ignatius, Samuel, Harriet, Bernadette, Olive and Nellie. Comrade Eckenrod was employed as a laborer when the late war broke out; he was 20 years of age when he enlisted during a very trying period of the war. He was enrolled Nov. 29, 1864, at Hollidaysburg, Pa., in Co. H, 93d Pa. V. V. I. He was slightly wounded in foot by shell. He took part in all the battles of his command, and was honorably discharged June 24, 1865, at Washington, D. C. His wife's brother, Peter was a soldier in the late war. Comrade Eckenrod, after a worthy life, passed away Jan. 14, 1888, in Kittaning Point, Pa., death resulting from a railroad accident. His widow as [sic] a pension and her address is Loretto, Pa.

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