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GWINNER, George C.

    Cambria Freeman, 5 Jan 1900, Contributed by Lisa Baker

Captain George C. Gwinner, an uncle of Wm. H. Sechler, Esq., of Ebensburg, died at his home in Tipstore, Mo., on Christmas evening. Captain Gwinner was born in Dauphin county, Pa., and removed in early youth to Blair county with his parents, where he resided until 1858 or 1859 when he went to Blairsville and joiled (sic) his brother (now deceased) in a woolen factory. In June 1861 he enlisted in Company H, 11th Pennsylvania reserves, was captured at Gaines Mills 27th June 1862, with the survivors of the regiment and was taken to Libby prison and Belle Isle. He was discharged soon after he was exchanged in 1863, recruited to a company in Altoona and returned to the army as a Captain. After the war he removed to Missouri. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. John Sechler, who resides in Altoona.

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