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the order named. Thomas dec., Charles dec., Lucinda, Emma, Anna dec., David, Sarah, Harry. Comrade Farber enlisted when 36 years of age as a private in Co. B, 36 Pa. V. I., Batl. Of Emergency, and was a faithful and worthy veteran. He was enrolled June 17, 1863, at Wilmore, Pa., and before the close of his enlistment was made Corp. Oct. 5, 1864 he was captured by Mosby, who robbed him and sent him to Libby prison, where he endured all the cruelties for five months. August, 1863, he was honorably discharged at Harrisburg, Pa., and re-enlisted Sept. 3, 1864, at Pittsburg, Pa. In Co. D, 5 Pa. H. A. March, 1865, he was furloughed for 30 days, and returned to Alexandria, Va., at end of time. In the fall of 1864 he was detailed as guard to headquarters at Washington one month. He took part in the battle of Salem and was honorably discharged June 30, 1865, at Vienna, Va. His brothers Augustus and Jacob served in Pa. Regts. At the outbreak of the German Revolution in 1847-48 his patriotic love for freedom of thought and speech prompted him to take an active and leading part. Having failed in the attempt with his colleagues in accomplishing the cherished hopes of throwing off the tyrannical yoke of oppression, he emigrated to this glorious land of freedom; he has been a detective for two years, he is successfully engaged in the mercantile business and his address is Wilmore, Pa.


Son of Thomas and Melissa (Fridley) Ferrier, dec., was born in Indiana Co., Pa., March 7, 1842. His mother is dead. Father is living. He has been twice married, his first union being in this country in 1868 to Mary C. O'Hara, who was born in Indiana Co., in 1849, and passed to her reward in 1885. Her parents, also dec., were John and Nancy (Garner) O'Hara. The children of this union are, William, Nancy, Margaret A., Eliza J., Jessie H., Harry and Harvey. He was again married July 4, 1889, to Mary A. Mangus, who was born Oct. 18, 1873, in Indiana Co., of parents Christopher and Lydia (Lyons) Mangus, both dec., and the result of this union is as follows: Charley dec., Carrie E., Thomas, Clarence, Robert, Jacob. Comrade Ferrier enlisted in defense of the Stars and Stripes in June, 1863. He entered the ranks of Co. A, 101 Pa. V. I. In the fall of 1864 he was confined in hospital for three weeks with yellow jaundice at Camp Renyolis, Pittsburg. His Co. was detached from Regt. As guard and also as recruiting officer, to take recruits to front. He was honorably discharged May, 1865, at Camp Reynolds, Pa., having taken part inall the engagements of his command when not otherwise engaged. His father served in the late war and was a member of Co. A, and of 206 Pa. V. I. His wife had three brothers in service, Jacob, David and Samuel Mangus, the latter

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