I am really pleased to hear from you. I have quite a bit of information and several photographs relating to Hiram and his immediate family.
I don't know whether it would be easier to correspond directly by our email addresses or continue to go through this genie forum. On one hand I like the idea of sharing the information with others. If however, it is for some reason cumbersome, I am not opposed to going the email route. Let me know your preferences.
In the course of doing research on him, I had contact with another member of the Bernheisel branch a number of years ago, Betty Berheisel Bunkelberger. We coorresponded several times. What follows are my notes. "Identity of husband of Carrie A. Good was provided by Mrs. Betty Bernheisel Dunkelberger in correspondence of March 1998. In subsequent correspondence, Oct, 1998, Mrs. Dunkelberger sent a biography of Martin Bernheisel and his descendents on file in the Lenig Library of the Perry Historians.
The given name of Carrie's husband was spelled Theorus. His dates of birth/death were listed and his place of burial was listed as Elliottsburg. Mrs BBD wrote that both Carrie and her husband were buried at Messiah Lutheran Cemetery beside the church. She is a member of that church.
Further confirmation and information was provided by Donna Zinn of the Perry (County) Historians in a letter dated October 24, 1998. She included a genealogy study of Catharine (Loy) Bernheisel and some of her descendants prepared by Gerald Collins and on file with the Perry Historians in Newport, PA. In addition, she also included some newspaper clippings of various Berhnheisel family members."
The following are my notes regarding Hiram.
"According to Verlin Good's recollections, his mother told him that Hiram never served in the military during the Civil War. His father paid someone to serve in his place. Verlin's mother wasn't proud of this. She called him a slacker.
My sister, Maybeth, found and photographed his grave. It showed that he was born in 1843 in Carlisle, PA. The grave was in a small cemetery surrounded by cattle feed lots off of State Line Road approximately 2 miles South of the town of Farwell, Texas.
According to the obituary for his brother, John Good, the brothers ran a grocery store in Carlisle for several years before it failed, due in part to John's losing battle with consumption.
On December 29, 1876, The Valley Sentinel newspaper published in the column entitled, "Local News," the following: "Gen. W. Hoffman & Sons have sold their grocery store, on the square, to J.J. & H.J. Good, of this place. . . "
On September 21, 1877, the same newspaper published on page 5 the following; " The grocery store of H.J. Good & Bro. on the square, was entered by thieves on Tuesday night and about ten dollars in money and some groceries were stolen. The entrance was effected by prying the iron bars of the alley window."
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