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WISSINGER, Joshua P.


SOURCE NOTATION:
    Johnstown Tribune, 25 Jan 1898, Contributed by Lynne Canterbury

Joshua P. Wissinger died this morning at his home on Hummel street, Dale Borough, after an illness of several years of pulmonary trouble.

Mr. Wissinger was born in what is now Adams Township, Cambria County, on August 19, 1844. He was twice married, his first wife having been Catherine Dunmire, who was lost in the Great Flood. His second wife, who survives him, was the widow of George Orris. Six children survive also, the eldest of whom -- William -- is married, the youngest being about eighteen months old.

Mr. Wissinger was a veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted in Company I, Fifty-fourth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, under Captain W. B. Bonacker, on August 27, 1861, for three years, and this term of enlistment having expired, he reenlisted in Company C, of the same regiment on October 3, 1864, and served until mustered out with the company of July 15, 1865.

The deceased was a member of the Moxham United Evangelical Church. He was a member of Emory Fisher Post 30, Grand Army of the Republic some time ago.

The funeral will take place on Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, from the late residence of the deceased, in Dale. Services will be conducted by Rev. Houpt, of Somerset, and interment will be made at Salix, in Adams Township.

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