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Francis T., Mary B., William D., Charles P., Bernard A. and Albert J. Comrade Litzinger was employed as a laborer when he was enrolled October, 1864, at Hollidaysburg, Pa., as a private in Co. D, 18th Pa. V. I., and before the close of the war had attained the rank of Corp. He was detailed at Deep Bottom to destroy bridge across James River; he also did considerable guard duty. He did not take part in any battles and was honorably discharged October, 1865, at Lynchburg, Va. His wife's brother served in the late war of the Rebellion. Comrade Litzinger may be addressed at Patton, Pa., near which place he is successfully engaged in farming.


Jacob and Elizabeth (Spiecher) Livingston, deceased, are the parents of our subject, who was born in Somerset county, Pa., Oct. 12, 1840. He was married Feb. 9, 1866, in his native county, to Mary Miller, who was also born there Jan. 21, 1849; her parents, both of whom have passed away, were Jacob and Lydia (Leigher) Miller. The issue of this marriage is ten children, Edward, Jacob W., Kate, dec., Sarah E., Rachel, dec., George G., Elijah, Anna, Harry and Ida, dec. He was previously married to Polly Layman, now deceased. Comrade Livingston was engaged in farming and was 24 years of age when the war began; he enlisted Sept. 26, 1864, as a private in Co. E, 52d Pa. V. I., 1st Brig., 2d Div., 23d A. C., and was a faithful and worthy veteran. In February, 1865, he was detailed at Charleston to serve as cook for one month. Besides the battle of Morris Island, he took part in numerous skirmishes and was honorably discharged June 23, 1865. His brothers, Jacob and Levi, were members of Co. C, 142d Pa. V. I., the latter was wounded in arm at the battle of Gettysburg; his wife's brother Daniel was a member of same command and was also wounded in service. Comrade Livingston has been tax collector one year; he is leading a retired life and his address is Johnstown, Pa.


The subject of this sketch was born in Indiana, Pa., March 12, 1830, a son of William and Nancy (Lowman) Lucas, both of whom have long since been numbered with dead. He was united in the bonds of matrimony in the fall of 1859 to Martha Gilmore, who was born Dec. 15, 1839, in Indiana county, Pa.; her parents, neither of whom are living, were John and Esther (Grey) Gilmore. This union has been blessed with three children, Anna M., William G. and Nannie M. Comrade Lucas gave his young manhood to his country's needs, and was enrolled when 31 years of age, in the fall of 1862, at Harrisburg, Pa., as Corp. in Co. K, 177th Pa. V. I.; he was detailed on special

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