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tailed as provost guard for 60 days in Virginia in 1863, from July to October. He fought at Fair Oaks, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Banks, Ford, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Mine Run, Wilderness, and several others. He was honorably discharged Feb. 9, 1865, at Saterlee hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. He had two brothers in service, Chauncey in Co. F, 105 Pa., V. I., who was wounded, and Phliny, member of Co. A, of 7 Wis., received eight wounds. His wife's brother David belonged to 103 Pa. V. I.; her great-grandfather Henry Lawrence served as Capt. Of N. H. Regt. During the Rev. war. His grandfather, Richard Ellis served in the Rev. war. Comrade Ellis has held several offices and has always been a popular and obliging official; he has been constable, asst. Sergt. Of Arms, and burgess, also deputy sheriff; he is a member of John Pollock Post, in which he is P.C. and Chap. He is a resident of Marion Center, Pa.


Was born in Cambria Co., Pa., a son of Matthias Erhart, who passed to his reward. He was united in the bonds of Matrimony in this county to Rachel Coonse, who was a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Watt) Coonse, the former is still living. One child was the issue of this marriage, Michael. Comrade Erhart served in the Federal army through the late Cival [sic] war and was 21 years of age when he was enrolled Aug. 8, 1862, at Ebensburg, Pa., as a private in Co. F, 133 Pa. V. I. He was honorably discharged May 6, 1863, at Harrisburg, Pa., and re-enlisted in same command. He took part in the battles of Fredericksburg and Petersburg, besides considerable scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty. Upon the close of the war, he was honorably discharged May 21, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. His wife's brother, David, served his country in the hour of peril. Comrade Erhart belongs to McClosky Post 314, he is a laborer and his address is Gallitzin, Pa.


Was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Nov. 13, 1837, and was a son of Henry and Elizabeth (Barnhart) Faith, dec. He has been twice married, his first union being in 1847, in this city, to Elizabeth J. Holmes, who was born Sept. 15, 1840, and passed to her reward Aug. 30, 1889. Seven children were the issue of this marriage, John, William, Jacob, Samuel E., Daniel, Clara and Martha M. He was married secondly to Susannah Nolf, July 4, 1890, in White Twp., Indiana Co., Pa., who was born Sept. 4, 1854. Two children were born to them, Mary and Daisy. Comrade Faith responded to the call of his country for help and was 25 years old when he enlisted March

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