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ed his honorably discharge June 1, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. Our subject passed from the shores of time Sept. 8, 1895, in Cambria Co., Pa., death resulting from hemorrhage of brain. His widow resides in Coalport, Pa.


George and Mary (Gaylor) Gantz, deceased, are the parents of our subject, who was born in Lancaster county, Pa., Feb. 25, 1845. He was married in Clearfield county, Pa., in 1870, to Ellen E. McKee, who was born in Clearfield county, Pa., May 28, 1850; her parents, no longer living were Isaac and Ellen McKee. By this marriage there are five children, their births occurring in the order named: George W., Abram, Harry, Mary and Emma G. Comrade Gantz was 19 years old when he went forth to help save the nation. He was enrolled from Philadelphia, Pa., as a private March, 1864, in Co. G, 3d Pa. H. a. He was on detached service in the Navy for almost twelve months. He also took part in several battles and was honorably discharged Nov. 9, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa. His brother, Harry served in the late war in Co. A, 203d Pa. V. I.; his wife's brother William belonged to Co. B, 149th Pa. V. I., and died in hospital. Comrade Gantz is a member of Peter Kaylor Post, in which he has been Chap.; he is a flour and feed dealer and his address is Patton, Pa.


Whose parents, Peter and Barbara (Miller) Gardner, are deceased, was born in Somerset county, Pa., June 3, 1838. His wife, to whom he was married in his native county Aug. 20, 1857, bore the maiden name of Mary Mangus. She was born in that county Nov. 20, 1837, of parents, Jacob and Betsey (Seeker) Mangus, deceased. Twelve children constitute this family, Mahala G., Adam, Eliza J., Anna, Mary, Ross, Peter, Lizzie L., Susan M., William F., dec., Amanda, John H. Dola. Comrade Gardner underwent the hardships and privations of a soldier's life when the country was in peril. He was 26 years of age when he was enrolled Aug. 22, 1864, at Bens Creek, Pa., as a private in Co. F, 198th Pa. V. I., 1st Brig., 1st Div., 5th A. C. October, 1864, he was confined in hospital at Southside R. R., Va., five days, suffering with chronic diarrhea. In December, 1864, he was on forced march twelve days from Petersburg to line of North Carolina. He bore conspicuous part in the battles of Poplar Grove Church, Southside R. R., Reams Station, Hatcher's Run, Luther's Farm, Grabble Creek, Five Forks, Appomattox and several others. Upon the close of the war he was honorably discharged June 4, 1865,

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