States: Pennsylvania: Carbon
According to "The First Nothstein Family History, 1750-1850" compiled by Peter Nothstein's descendents, a Peter Nothstein was born in 1758 in Longswamp Township, Berks Co, PA., and died in 1804. The book does a good job of documenting the number of children and his date of death correctly, based on his widow's obituary (widow for 39 years, for example, with the corrrect number of children). He served in the military. However, the book also gives information (on back to back pages) about a Peter Nothstein born in 1760, died in 1797 at age 37. He was apparently a Revolutionary War hero. The big problem is that the book gets information mixed up about these two men. For example, it says that both of them were war heroes. "Peter Nothstein is buried at Normal Square and is the only known marked grave of a Revolutionary War hero in Carbon Co., over which the American Legion annually fires a volley on Memorial Day." (This was apparently still happening in 1950 when the book was compiled.) I'm pretty sure the hero was the one born in 1760 and died in 1797, though. Does anyone know of this grave marker? I have a feeling that the only way we can get the correct information is looking at the grave marker itself. Thanks for your help.
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