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U. S. Signal Corps. Comrade Lang is a member of John Pollock Post No. 219, of which he is Post Commander, and was installed Jan., 1898, for the seven years as officer of the day. He is a pensioner at the rate of $30 per month on grounds of total disability, having been unable to do manual labor for the past 10 years. He is living in retirement at Marion Center, Pa., which is his P. O. address.


Was born in Somerset county, Pa., Sept. 28, 1835, and was a son of Wm. and Catherine (Schrock) Lape, the former is dec., the latter is still living. He was happily married June 17, 1861, in his native country to Elizabeth Ream, who was born there July 26, 1842. Her parents, both of whom have gone to their reward, were Daniel and Mary (Layman) Ream. The only child of this marriage, George B., is dec. Comrade Lape 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 as a private in Co. H, 1st Pa. Batl. V. R. C. In 1863 he was stricken with rheumatism and was cared for in Regt'l hospital at Sunbury, Pa., three weeks. He was granted a leave of absence and returned at end of time. July, 1863, he was honorably discharged at Harrisburg, Pa., and re-enlisted there Aug., 1863, in Co. H, 187 Pa. V. I., 1st Brig., 1st Div., 5th A. C. In the fall of 1864 he was detailed as provost guard at Hd. Qtrs. He took part in all the engagements of his command, including Siege and Capture of Petersburg, Cold Harbor, Arlington Heights and Gettysburg. He was finally honorably discharged August, 1865, at Harrisburg, Pa. His brother, Joseph served in a Pa. Regt. His wife's brothers, Garret, John and Isaac, were in the late service, the latter being wounded. Comrade Lape has been school director, he is a hostler and his address is Scalp Level, Pa.


Was born in Venango county, Pa., near Franklin, March 31, 1820, and moved to Indiana county, settling in Saltburg when but a child with his parents, and was a son of Peter and Rachel (Headley) Larmey, both of whom have gone to their reward. His wife's maiden name was Sarah Langham, and they were married in 1845, in Cookport, Pa. She is now dec., as are also her parents Wm. and Margaret (Nichols) Langham. No children were born to them. Comrade Larmey is an old soldier, who served his country faithfully and well during the late war. He was 45 years of age and was by trade a carpenter when he was enrolled Aug. 30, 1864, at Indiana, Pa., as a private in Co. F, 206 Pa. V. I. 3d Brig., 1st Div., 24 A. C.

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