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Was born in Montgomery twp., Indiana county, Pa., Aug. 28, 1844, and was a son of Samuel and Mary A. (McCullough) Irwin, dec. On 17, 1866 [sic] in his native twp., he was married to Sarah C. Biss, who was born in Lycoming county, Jersey Shore, March 31, 1845. Her father, James Biss is dec., as is also her mother Catherine (Randall), and their hearthstone has been graced with the following children: Rose B., Lillie dec., Effie dec., John C., Nora E. dec., Percifier dec., Irona dec., George, Zozella, and Mary dec. Comrade Irvin gave his young manhood to his country's needs and joined the standard when 18 years of age in Co. A, 135 Pa. V. I. He had been engaged in farming when he was enrolled August 7, 1862. He was confined in hospital at Windmill Pt., Va., two months in the spring of 1863 for general debility. His duty consisted of scouting skirmishes, guard and garrison duty, and he was honorably discharged at Harrisburg, Pa., May 24, 1863, having served his full time, his brother, John, served as private of 78 Pa. V. I., and died in Andersonville prison. His father served in the late war and was discharged for disability in 78 Pa. V. I. His wife's brother Harry was in 206 Pa. V. I. John enlisted in 53 Pa. V. I., and Thomas served in the Engineers Corps. Benj. Served his time in the U. S. Signal Corps. Robert was in 4th Pa. Cav., and died in N. Y. City in hospital. Comrade Irwin is engaged in farming, and his address is Hillsdale, Pa.


Was born in Cambria county, Pa., Jan. 7, 1822; his parents, both dec., were John and Mary A. (Cider) Itle, dec.; he was married Nov. 25, 1849, in Cambria county, Pa., to Elizabeth Gurst, who was a native of Germany, born Nov. 9, 1830; her parents, long ago numbered with the dead, were George P. and Magdalena (Coldwater) Gurst. The fruit of this marriage is 14 children, Susanna, Mary A., Henry, Rose, George, Sarah C., Martha J., Anna, Flora C., Ella, Antna, Chas. A., Augusta P., Wm E. In response to the President's call for brave boys, he enlisted Dec. 22, 1864, as a private in Co. H. 28 Pa. V. I. He was slightly wounded several times; in April, 1865, he was confined in hospital with dysentery and rheumatism for three months; he took active part in all the battles and skirmishes of his command, and was honorably discharged July 1, 1865, at hospital. His grandfather, John Itle, served in the Revolutionary war. His brother John served in 12 Pa. Regt., and died is hospital at Sandy Hook. Comrade Itle is a farmer by occupation, and his address is Loretto, Pa.

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