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was born in Cambria county, Pa., Nov. 24, 1862. Her father, Mathais Kessler, is still spared, but her mother, who bore the maiden name of Elizabeth Hask is dec. Nine children were born to this marriage, Mary dec., Elizabeth, Rebecca, Henry B., Mathias dec., Michael, Sarah A., Caroline A., and Philip R. Comrade Noel was living in Cambria county, pa., when he decided to take up arms in defense of his country. He was enrolled as a private in Co. K, 125 Pa. V.I., Aug. 3, 1862. Sept. 17, 1862, he was wounded at Antietam in leg; he was taken to hospital where he was treated two months for same; he was honorably discharged may 20, 1863, at Harrisburg, Pa., and re-enlisted there March 9, 1864, in Co. D, 184 Pa. V.I.; he soon rose to the rank of Sergt. He bore conspicuous part in the battles of Antietam, Chancellorsville, Deep Bottom, Siege of Petersburg, Hatchers Run, and Appomattox, C.H.; he was honorably discharged July 14, 1865, at Harrisburg, Pa. His wife's father served in the late war. His grandfather served in the war of 1812. Comrade Noel has been constable five years, he is living in retirement, and his address is Fallen Timber, Pa.


Was born in Huntington county, Pa., in 1844, a son of Thomas and Mary (McHenry), dec. The lady whom he chose for a helpmate through life was Sarah Brunell, and they were married in 1867 in Williamsburg, Pa. She was born Oct. 18, 1842, in Mifflin county, Pa. Her parents, both dec., were Peter and Laura (Layer) Brunell. Of this union were born the following children: Wilber, James dec., Harry N., Mary C., Emma R., Lavina dec., and William dec. When disunion first threatened our nation, our subject was employed as a laborer. He was enrolled Feb. 14, 1865, at Williamsburg, as a private in Co. E, 104 Pa. V.I. In May, 1855, he was forced to remain in hospital at Point of Rocks one week, having been thrown from a wagon and injured in side. He was honorably discharged Aug. 25, 1865, at Norfolk, Va., having taken part in the seige and capture of Petersburg. He had five brothers in the Federal army, John who was wounded, taken Prisoner and died in hospital, Thomas, James, William and Joshua. William and Theodore, brothers of his wife, also served. Comrade Noland is a laborer, and he resides in Coupon, Pa.


Was born in Indiana county, Pa., June 27, 1834, and was a son of William and Elizabeth (McBeth) Patterson, dec. In 1861 he united his fortunes for life with Amanda McBroom in this county.

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