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Mary (Nolan) Conley. As the fruit of this marriage three children were born, Mary, John H., dec., and Anna N., dec. When the Stars and Stripes were hauled from Sumter, he was among the volunteers to enlist in the Nation's defence. [sic] He had been employed as a blacksmith and was 31 years of age when he was enrolled Aug. 10, 1861, at Philadelphia, Pa., as a private in Co. G. 11th Pa. V. C. He was confined in fie4ld hospital a short time on account of general debility. He took active part in all the engagements of his command when able and was honorably discharged May 2, 1862, at Fortress Monroe, Va. His brother Demetras served in 54th Pa. Regt., and was killed at Snicker's Ford July 18, 1863; his wife's brothers, Christopher was wounded, John who was wounded, and Thomas, all served in Pa. Regts. Comrade Holder passed away July 4, 1862, at Wilmore, Pa., death resulting from consumption contracted in service; his widow has a pension and her address is Wilmore, Pa.


Was born in Cambria county, Pa., Oct. 10, 1844, and was a son of Thomas and Isabelle (Galgher) Holland, long ago deceased. His wife was born in 1837, in Blair county, Pa., and their marriage was consummated there in 1867. Her maiden name was Catherine, daughter of Julius and Elizabeth (Foshey) Grim. Mr. And Mrs. Holland are the parents of eight children, Harry, Anna M., Sarah, John T., Oran M., Isabelle, Alice and James A. When war's grim visaged front appeared upon the horizon of the Nation, our subject was employed as a laborer; he was 20 years of age when he was enrolled as a private in Co. I, 20th Pa. V. I., 2d Brig., 2d Div., 9th A. C., Aug. 30, 1864. He was injured in breast at the battle of Petersburg, but did not enter hospital; he was detailed as safe guard several times. With his regiment he took active part in the battles of Bermuda Hundred, Ft. Steedman, Hatcher's Run and Petersburg. He was honorably discharged June 8, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. His brothers, Thomas and Henry, served in the late war and were taken prisoners. Comrade Holland is a disabled soldier and is a resident of Mountaindale, Pa.


A native of Somerset county, Pa., was born June 3, 1835, and came to Cambria county, same state, in 1880. His father, Samuel W. Horner, is deceased, as is also his mother. He united his fortunes for life with Catherine Zimmerman, in the fall of 1860, in his native county. She was also born in Somerset county, Pa., April 7, 1837, a daughter of Henry and Nancy (Shaffer) Zimmerman, deceased. They have reared five children, Henry F., George E., Emma, John

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