Surnames: Carmer, Lunger, Park, VanAtta, Albright, Haight, McKinney, Bloodgood
Hope everyone is well...please take a look-see and let me know if any of this sounds familiar to anyone. I THINK Silas's father was William, but not sure. Would appreciate any information...am always willing to share. Thanks in advance.
Enlisted as a Lieutenant 2nd Class on 12 September 1862
Commission in Company H, 13th Infantrty Regiment Pennsylvania on 12 September 1862
Mustered out Company H, 13th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 26 September 1862 in Harrisburg, PA
Enlisted as Lieutenant 1st Class on 11 May 1864
Commission in Company I, 187th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 11 May 1864
Discharged Company I, 187th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 23 September 1864
Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania
FHL: 1255104, NA Film No.: T9-1104, Page: 51B
Silas B. CARMER Self M Male W 54 NJ Farmer NJ NJ
Ann E. CARMER Wife M Female W 52 NJ Keeping House NJ NJ
Sarah L. CARMER Dau S Female W 31 PA At Home NJ NJ
Henry CARMER Son S Male W 19 PA At Home NJ NJ
Hancy MOTT Other S Female W 14 PA PA PA
(Obtained June 14, 2003 from: http://www.rootsweb.com/~patioga/newspapr/tcobt145.htm
Tri County Clippings- Page One Hundred Forty Five)
Silias (sic) B. Carmer, an old and respected resident of Athens, died at his home on Susquehanna St. this morning at 12:20 o’clock, his death being due to a complication of disease. The funeral will be held from the house Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock and from the Baptist church at 2 o’clock. Rev. E. W. DeWitt will officiate and interment will be made in Tioga Point cemetery.
Silas B. Carmer was born in New Jersey April 15, 1826, where his boyhood live (sic) was spent. When about 20 years of age he was married to Miss Anna Eliza Kiser and shortly after their marriage they moved to this county. To them were born three sons and four daughters; Oscar A. Carmer and Mrs. Geo. Brink of Litchfield, Mrs. F. A. King, Mrs. Frank Campbell and Mrs. Ethan Jakeway of Athens, W. H. Carmer of Nichols and Henry K. Carmer of Elmira. In 1862 he enlisted in Company H, 13th Pennsylvania Volunteers of which he was made second Lieutenant. After being mustered out he re-enlisted in Company I, 187th Pennsylvania Volunteers and in September 1864 he received an honorable discharge on account of physical disabilities. For the last 24 years he has been a resident of Athens and at one time conducted a boarding house on Susquehanna St. About eight years ago he sustained a paralytic stroke from which he never fully recovered. In 1893 he married his second wife, Mrs. Lydia King of Oswego (sic), who survives him.
Tombstone Transcription from http://www.rootsweb.com/~pabradfo/cemetery/tiogptc1.htm
Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA, Section X
Carmer, Silas B. Apr. 15, 1826 New Jersey- Feb. 2, 1904 Athens, Pa. of complication of diseases. Civil War enlisted 1862. 2nd. Lt. Co. H 13th Pa. Vol. Discharged Sept. 1864. Wife; # 1 Ann Eliza Kyzer 1893 - 1928 # 2 Mrs. Lydia King married in 1893
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