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Son of Philip and Lizzie (Ripple) Seese, dec., was born in Somerset county, Pa., April 1844. On Feb. 8, 1874, he was married in his native county to Elizabeth Beamer, and their hearthstone has been graced with four children, William, Philip, Jennie and Thomas. His wife was also born in Somerset county, Pa., Nov. 15, 1841, a daughter of George and Mary (Helman) Beamer, no longer living. Comrade Seese was engaged in farming when the Stars and Stripes were hauled down at Sumter. He was 18 years of age when he was enrolled from Johnstown, Pa., as a private in Co. K, 130 Pa. V.I. In the Spring of 1863 he was confined in hospital at Bell Plain Landing two weeks with diarrhea. He took active part in the battles of Petersburg, Fredericksburg, and several skirmishes, and was honorably discharged May 29, 1863, at Harrisburg, Pa. Comrade Seese is a laborer, and his address is Scalp Level, Pa.


Was born in Somerset county, Pa., Aug. 16, 1821, of parents John and Barbara (Deal) Sell, neither of whom are living. On Nov. 5, 1847, in his native county, he was married to Mary Nupp, and their hearthstone has been graced with nine children, Ella E., Rosa, John, Catherine dec., Mary, Lizzie, Maggie, Margeret and Grant. His wife was also born in Somerset county, Pa., a daughter of John and Rosanna (Sholice) Nupp, both of whom are dec. Sept. 3, 1864, he enlisted from Johnstown, Pa., when 43 years of age as a private in Co. E, 206 Pa. V.I., and served in the ranks of Uncle Sam until the close of that memorable conflict. Jan. 31, 1965, he was detailed at Richmond to unload forage and served nine days in this way. He was granted an honorable discharge June 26, 1865. His brother Levi served in a Pa. Regt., and was wounded in hand. His grandfather, John Sell, served in the Continental army during the Revolutionary war. Comrade Sell is a member of Emory Fisher Post 30, and his address is Johnstown, Pa.


Was born in Indiana county, Pa., May 1846, and was a son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Lake) Sensbaugh, dec. Coming to Cambria county, Pa., in 1891, he had previously married in 1866 in his native county to Margaret J. Miller, who was born there July, 1849. Her father

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