Category Archives: Ohio

Guards at Camp Security 9: Philip Werntz & Jacob Beam

Here are two more excerpts, possibly related, from Revolutionary War pension applications at the National Archives concerning erecting a stockade for the British prisoners held at York (Camp Security). By the time he was eligible for a pension under the … Continue reading

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Guards of Camp Security 8: John Stewart

Here is another clue from the National Archives records into life at Camp Security. John Stewart as 77 years old when he applied for a Revolutionary War pension in Clermont County, Ohio in 1832. He states that he was born … Continue reading

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Still more York County people moving west

As you know, the southeastern/southcentral Pennsylvania area was settled early, and then, as families grew, some members spread out through the rest of the country from here. The western parts of Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina beckoned, as the settlers … Continue reading

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York County Goes West

Where did all those people to the west of us come from? A lot of their families started out here, in south central Pennsylvania, a couple of hundred years ago. Some of them: the Morrows, the Ruhls and the Kinselys … Continue reading

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York County and the Head Copperhead

During the Civil War “Peace Democrats” were also known as “Copperheads.” There are a couple of explanations for the term applied to those Northern Democrats who opposed the Civil War and wanted to see the country reunited, even if it … Continue reading

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York County Native Develops Bent Fello

You know my theory–dig deep enough in just about any subject and you’ll find a York County connection. That’s why we named my blog Universal York–York County, center of the universe. Here is another example, gleaned from an article in … Continue reading

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Wrightsville Civil War Soldier Remembered Confederates at Mt. Pisgah.

A 1917 newspaper account captured some reminiscences of David Sloat, who at 90 was one of the last three Civil War veterans in Wrightsville. After the war Sloat had moved to Ohio and lived there for fifty years, but he … Continue reading

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McGuffey of Reader Fame Has York County Ties

William Holmes McGuffey (1800-1873) was a professor of languages at Miami University in Ohio when he developed a series of enduring readers for children. Truman and Smith, a small Cincinnati publishing firm, brought out the First Reader in 1836, followed … Continue reading

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What is York County, Pennsylvania’s Connection with Galion, Ohio?

You know my theory that all roads lead back to York? Here is another example. The small city of Galion, with about 11,500 people, sits in the northern part of Ohio, about half way across the state. They are on … Continue reading

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