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K. and Lizzie M. Comrade Horner's record as a soldier was one of gallantry and faithful service; he was 28 years of age when he was enrolled from Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. 10, 1864, as a private in Co. G, 93d Pa. V. I., 1st Brig., 2d Div., 3d A.C., and in due time was made Corp. He took part in the engagements of Cedar Creek and Petersburg and numerous skirmishes, receiving an honorable discharge June 20, 1865, at Washington, D. C. His brother John, and his wife's brother Jonathan, served in the late war as members of Pa. Regts. Comrade Horner frequently serves on the election board; he is living in retirement and his address is Johnstown, Pa.


Was born in Somerset county, Pa., Jan. 5, 1830, of parents, Alexander and Magdalene (Seigh) Howard, decreased. His wife was born in 1841, in Cambria county, Pa., and their marriage was consummated Oct. 18, 1860, in this county. Her maiden name was Julia A. Ream, and she was a daughter of William and Barbara (Layman) Ream, deceased. As the fruit of this marriage thirteen children were born, Alexander A., dec., Lydia, David, William, dec., John W., Barbara, dec., Lizzie, Stephen, James, dec., Harry, Jacob, Joseph G. and Susanna. Comrade Howard was one of the brave soldier boys to respond to the president's call for troops. He was 32 years old when he enlisted from Johnstown, Pa., Oct. 29, 1862, as a private in Co. K, 18th Pa. V. I., 1st Brig., 3d Div., 6th A.C. Dec. 19, 1863, he was thrown from his horse at Brandy Station, breaking his shoulder; he entered hospital at that place where he was treated five months. In the winter of 1863 and spring of 1864, he served with 22d Cav. He took part in some of the most hotly contested battles of the war, Gettysburg, Cedar Mt., Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Catlett's Station, Ream Station, Winchester and Cedar Creek. He was honorably discharged Oct. 31, 1865. His brothers, Daniel and David, served in the late war, the former was wounded at Fredericksburg; his wife's brother Jacob belonged to a Pa. Regt. Comrade Howard is a laborer and his address is Johnstown, Pa.


Was born in Blair county, Pa., Feb. 17, 1845, and was a son of W. and Ann (Topper) Howell, deceased. He was happily married Jan. 26, 1869, in Summit, Pa., to Lavina C. Coons, who was born here Oct. 30, 1848. Her father, Joseph Coons, born in 1815, is still living; her mother, Mary A. (Watt), is deceased. Seven children have blessed

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